Real Name: Huo Li (see comments)

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Shang-Chi

Known Relatives: Li Ching-Lin (Death-Dealer) (father)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hong Kong

First Appearance: Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2 (November, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Huo Li, like his father, was an excellent hand-to-hand fighter, including with a tri-bladed sword, although his fighting skills exceeded those of his father.


(Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Huo Li sought vengeance against Shang-Chi, who had killed his father, the villain called Death-Dealer. Some time later, Huo Li found Shang-Chi in Hong Kong and stalked him secretly for two days, although Shang-Chi realized that was being watched.

(Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2 ) - Li confronted Shang-Chi down a side alley and a challenge was quickly followed by hand-to-hand combat. Shang-Chi took the fight to the rooftops. Li unsheathed his swords, declaring that he was there of his own accord, and revealed his motive for wanting to kill his opponent wielding the same type of tri-bladed weapon that his father had used against Shang-Chi. Li handed Shang-Chi a single-bladed sword to defend himself and a brutal fight ensued. Choosing to show mercy rather than kill him, Shang-Chi broke the assassin's leg before warning Li that he would die if he pursued his agenda of vengeance and told him to train harder.


Comments: Created by Mike Benson (writer), Tomm Coker (pencils) and C.P. Smith (inks).

The story is told in Mandarin word balloons with English subtitles at the base of each frame. In the Chinese text, his name is Li Huo (in line with the traditional form of family name first), but is translated in the English text as Huo Li (see the main image), so I guess that's what I'll go with here.

"Huo" translates into "Fire" in Mandarin, and presumably relates to how his father died at the hands of Shang-Chi.

No connection was made between Huo Li and Fu Manchu.

And that's story 2 in issue 1, not issue "half".

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Huo Li has no known connections to:

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Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2, p6-7, pan1 (main image)
Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2, p6-7, pan4 (head shot)

Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu One-Shot#1/2 (November, 2009) - Mike Benson (writer), Tomm Coker (pencils), C.P. Smith (inks), Jody Leheup & John Barber (editors)

Last updated: 01/27/10

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