RAZOR-FIST

Real Name: William Young

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Assassin, bodyguard, enforcer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Pavane, Carlton Velcro

Enemies: Shang-Chi

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Carlton Velcro's estate on the coast of the Gulf of Lions, southern France

First Appearance: Master of Kung Fu I#29 (June, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Razor-Fist's hands were both replaced with steel blades which he could use as weapons.

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Master of Kung Fu I#29)- When Shang-Chi invaded Carlton Velcro's base, he dispatched Razor-Fist to "shake hands" with him. Razor-Fist assured Shang that he would appreciate Velcro's wit more fully once he met him-- one piece at a time!

(Master of Kung Fu I#30)- Razor-Fist put up a furious battle against Shang-Chi, during which one of his blades was snapped off by Shang, blocking a slash with one of his wristbands. Finally, Shang-Chi managed to dodge one of his blows, causing him to wedge his remaining blade into a statue. Unable to pull himself free, Shang-Chi kicked him into the statue, knocking him out cold.

(Master of Kung Fu I#31)- After freeing himself, Razor-Fist attempted to continue his battle with Shang-Chi, but Velcro, who had Shang-Chi pinned down by his men, stated that he "no longer recognized" Razor-Fist because of his failure. Despite Razor-Fist's pleas that he could still kill Shang-Chi for him, he was gunned down on the spot.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy.

Dr. Doom wielded two robot duplicates of Razor-Fist in Master of Kung Fu I#59-60.

Pavane incorrectly assumed that all three Razor-Fists were related; in fact, only the second and third are brothers.

His real name was revealed in the New Avengers: Most Wanted Files.

A Razor-Fist was seen in JLA/Avengers#4, but since the characters in this story were pulled forward from different times, it could've been one of the others.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Razor-Fist should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Master of Kung Fu I#29, page 31, panel 5
Master of Kung Fu I#30, page 7, panel 1


Master of Kung Fu I#30-31 (July-August, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Len Wein (editor)

Last updated: 11/15/04

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