ORANGE LOTUS CULT
Membership: Insurance, Drihn Van Le, Sakata, Tsui Chiao Shang Chi, one other assassin (name unrevealed), others
Purpose: Assassins, enforcers
Enemies: Bloodshed (Samo Chang)
Base of Operations: Hong Kong (Earth 93060 - Ultraverse)
First Appearance: The Solution#14 (December, 1994)
(The Solution#14 (fb) - BTS) - Five top assassins, Insurance, Drihn Van Le, Sakata, Tsui Chiao Shang Chi and an unnamed North Indian, of the Orange Lotus Cult were assigned to kill Bloodshed, an assassin from the Dragon Fang. Bloodshed had likewise wanted to fight and destroy them for several months.
(The Solution#14) - Newly enhanced with wetware that increased his fighting skills, strength and speed, Bloodshed allowed the five assassins to approach and surround him. He killed Insurance first, then severely injured Sakata before using Drihn's weapon against him, hurling him at the Indian assassin, then skewered the latter before decapitating Tsui. Bloodshed used Drihn's chain weapon to savagely break his neck and then killed Sakata. The slaughter of the five Cult members invigorated Bloodshed and he felt ready to confront the ultra team Solution again.
Comments: Created by James D. Hudnall (writer), Hoang Nguyen (pencils) and Bob Downs (inks).
It's suggested that the Orange Lotus Cult had various assassins in their employ.
All in all, fairly weak villains with little team coordination and all too expendable.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Orange Lotus Cult has no known connections to:
Insurance was a killer, probably overconfident, and skilled with a handgun. Bloodshed easily disposed of him first.
Drihn Van Le
From Vietnam, he was one of the Orange Lotus Cult's most feared assassins and master of the chained blade. Despite this, Bloodshed was able to use Drihn's weapon against him and his fellow assassins, and then finally to kill him.
It's unknown if his armored arms were mechanical replacements.
Hailing from Japan, the assassin known as Sakata was a master of "Nipponese swordplay." Bloodshed maimed him, taking him out of the fight. Bloodshed then killed him last.
Tsui Chiao Shang Chi
From mainland China, Tsui Chiao Shang Chi was a lethal expert in bo sticks. Bloodshed destroyed his weapon then cut his head off.
Unnamed Cult Member
Unnamed, the final Cult member had become a killing legend from northern India. Despite his skills, Bloodshed was able to throw his fellows at him until Bloodshed was able to kill him up close.
The Solution#14, p15 (main image)
p16, pan1 (Insurance)
p17, pan1 (Drihn)
p16, pan2 (Sakata)
p17, pan3 (Tsui)
p17, pan4 (unnamed cult member)
The Solution#14 (December, 1994) - James D. Hudnall (writer), Hoang Nguyen (pencils), Bob Downs (inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Last updated: 06/23/11.
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