PS: Favorite Asian Multimedia Superhero Character?

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May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in the U.S.A..

Marvel first's superhero movie featuring an Asian protagonist is currently being fast-tracked by the studio. The movie focuses on martial arts hero, Shang-Chi, with a script by Chinese-American screenwriter Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984) and helmed by Japanese-American director Destin Daniel Cretton.(Short Term 12, The Glass Castle).

According to Polygon, "Marvel allegedly wants to create a film with as much impact for the Asian and Asian-American communities as Black Panther (2018) garnered with the African and African-American communities, a film crafted by Asian and Asian-American filmmakers that explores themes specific to the Asian and Asian-American experiences."

Which of these Asian movie, television or streaming characters* is your favorite superhero? * East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Eurasian/Biracial Asian

See the partial list of Asian movie, television or streaming superhero characters here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041541077/
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I am looking to add more international or Asian-based films,especially China and India to round out the answer pool.

HONORABLE MENTIONS OR UNDER CONSIDERATION


Blu Hunt The New Mutants
Mirage

Ali Wong
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
Cassandra Cain


Tao Okamoto The Wolverine
Mariko Yashida

Will Yun Lee The Wolverine
Kenuichio Harada

George Takei Heroes
Kaito Nakamura

Masi Oka Heroes
Hiro Nakamura

Lyrica Okano, Runaways
Nico Minoru

Sendhil Ramamurthy Heroes
Mohinder Suresh

Mukesh Khanna Shaktimaan
Shaktimaan

Hrithik Roshan Krrish
Krrish

Shah Rukh Khan Ra.One
Ra.One

Harshvardhan Kapoor Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
Bhavesh Joshi
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Phil LaMarr Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack * honorable mention

Seung-ryong Ryu Psychokinesis
Seok-heon* honorable mention
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The Character of "Black Mask" is Based on Bruce Lee's Version of Kato.
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Thanks, for the information, although it seems to be a different character. It seems to be an homage rather than being derivative. An homage is something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another.

According to Wikipedia, Black Mask,  the protagonist of a 1996 Hong Kong film: Tsui Chik (or Simon in the US version) tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701". The 701 squad is used for many government missions, but after one of the agents kills a team of policemen in an uncontrollable rage, the government decides to abort the project and eliminate all the subjects. Tsui Chik helped the surviving 701 agents flee the extermination attempt. Having escaped, Tsui Chik went separate ways from his team and lived in Hong Kong. Later at night he discovers that the rest of the team were responsible for a violent crime spree that was beyond the capability of the local police. He sets out to get rid of them, donning a mask and hat using the superhero alias of The Black Mask. Having lost the ability to feel pain due to the surgery performed on the super-soldiers by the military, Black Mask is almost invulnerable."

"In homage to The Green Hornet, Black Mask wears a domino mask and chauffeur's cap in the same style as Kato from the series."
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In the movie, they even poke fun at the similarity between the two when the Black Mask is compared to Kato in the news reporter scene.
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Ross Butler in Shazam 2019
Ross Butler in Shazam! (2019)
Super Hero Eugene  (Choi)
Lyrica Okano in Runaways 2017
Lyrica Okano
in Runaways (2017)
Nico Minoru

Abimana Aryasatya Gundala
Gundala
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Ella Jay Basco

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
Cassandra Cain
(potentially Batgirl or Black Bat)
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Time is running out to show a little love to Asian superheros during May's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
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Everybody is Ignoring this poll too.
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I just learned something new.
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What's that?
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The aforementioned homage is what.
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We want immediately a martial arts movie with number one asian action star womans, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing!!!!

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Asian-Canadian Simu Liu  cast as Marvel's Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.