Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Qui

Identity/Class: Presumably human (World War I to modern era)

Occupation: Keeper of the Pixiu, martial arts store owner

Group Membership: Formerly the Chosen Ones

Affiliations: Heroes for Hire (Humbug/Buck Mitty, Misty Knight, Paladin, Shang-Chi, Colleen Wing); formerly the Chosen Ones

Enemies: Pixiu (Mister Qui held him captive)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A martial arts store in Chinatown, New York, USA; formerly Xian Ghost Mountain, China

First Appearance: Heroes for Hire II#2 (November, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Mister Qui did not display any superhuman powers but it was suggested that he had some degree of mystic abilities since he was able to keep the Pixiu captive in his store basement, contained within a mystic circle. (see comments)

Height: 4'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 90 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Yellow-green
Hair: White

History: (Heroes for  Hire II#2 (fb)) - Over eighty years ago, Mister Qui was one of ten Chosen Ones who climbed China's Xian Ghost Mountain to steal the Pixiu egg. Out of the ten, he was the only one to survive.

(Heroes for Hire II#2) - After housing the Pixiu in the basement of his wholesale martial arts store front, Mister Qui was contacted by the Heroes for Hire when technology and Humbug's "insect intel" proved unable to locate the renegade Captain America. Allowing the Heroes for Hire to commune with the Pixiu, Mister Qui offered to help in any way and commended both Humbug and Paladin for their curiosity. He then led the group to the Pixiu, where the Heroes for Hire offered the Pixiu gold in exchange for mystically locating Captain America.

Comments: Created by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Francis Portela and Tom Palmer.

Due to the sliding time scale and depending on how old Mister Qui was when he stole the Pixiu egg, Mister Qui would have been active since around the late 1920s or early 1930s.

It was not shown whether Mister Qui possessed mystic powers of his own but the Pixiu was contained within a mystic circle, suggesting that either Mister Qui or someone close to him had mystic powers to create the containing circle. Mystic abilities might also explain how Mister Qui could survive for as long as he had.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Mister Qui has no KNOWN connections to:

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Heroes for Hire II#6, p7, pan3 (Mister Qui, main image)
Heroes for Hire II#6, p6, pan2 (Mister Qui, headshot)

Heroes for Hire II#2 (November, 2006) - Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti (writers), Billy Tucci, Francis Portela, Tom Palmer (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)

First Posted: 11/27/2015
Last updated: 11/23/2015

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