Real Name: Xi-shan Hao
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Bloodshed, Equinox, Ghost-Maker, Goldbug, Grindhouse, Kogar, Shockwave
Enemies: Heroes for Hire (Black Cat, Humbug, Misty Knight, Orka, Paladin, Tarantula, Colleen Wing), Shang-Chi, Vienna
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hong Kong area
Appearances: Master of Kung-Fu#98 (March, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Shadow Slasher is an excellent martial arts expert, and uses nunchaku and other oriental weapons
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hair: Black (shaved bald)
History: (MOKF#98) - Shadow Slasher
arrives at the airport, from Hong Kong. He is determined to fight
Shang-Chi. When he actually finds Shang-Chi, he says So
they say youre the son of Fu Manchu, Prove it, and
the two of them begins to fight. Shang-Chi is, while fighting
Shadow Slasher, also trying to take care of one of Mandy
Grevilles new students a blind girl, but he fights off
Shadow Slasher, who runs away, saying hell be back. Later
in the park, Shadow Slasher once again attacks Shang-Chi, but
again Shang-Chi defeats his enemy, who again escapes.
Shang-Chi places the blind girl with Reston, while preparing for the final battle with Shadow Slasher. In the streets, Shadow Slasher meets with Shang-Chi again, telling him, that he is tired of the constant reminding every time he fights someone, they always claim that the great Shang-Chi is better than he is and that he would be humbled by the mere presence of him, and thats the reason why he attacks Shang-Chi to prove his worth. They begins their final battle, which Shang-Chi once again wins, but Shadow Slasher manages to escape once more.
Shang-Chi goes to Reston, and he, the blind girl and Reston takes the car and drives to Stormhaven. When they stop, Reston discovers that the lock of the trunk has been broken, and before he can do anything Shadow Slasher jumps out, and begins to attack Shang-Chi again. Shang-Chi beats the man for the final time, and he is left to the police.
(Heroes for Hire II#1) - Shadow Slasher attended a meeting with Vienna, who offered him and a few other costumed criminals new identities outside of the United States. Heroes for Hire attacked them, but Vienna expected them and the villains gained the upper hand on them with the aid of a few robots. Things changed when Paladin, Orka and Shang-Chi arrived and the villains were soon defeated. Afterwards it was revealed that Vienna worked together with the Heroes for Hire and that the operation was a test for HfH members Humbug and Tarantula.
(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1) - He was imprisoned in Negative Zone Prison Alpha.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Mick Zeck & Gene Day
Shadow Slasher received an entry in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 in which his real name was revealed.
Profile by: The Beetle
Shadow Slasher is not to be confused with:
Master of Kung-Fu#98 (March, 1981) - Doug Moench (writer), Mike Zeck (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Heroes for Hire II#1 (October, 2006) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writers), Billy Tucci (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (2007)
Last updated: 09/14/02
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