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#1 Posted by TifaLockhart (14001 posts) - - Show Bio

Ones who aren't stereotypical martial artists. Ones who have cool powers. Ones who aren't lame.

#2 Posted by Lonestar88 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

Surge, Armor, and Kenji are all X-men students, Asian, and not martial

Surge
artists
 Armor
Kenji
#3 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lonestar88
 
Kenji is actually pretty awesome. He's my favorite of the Five Lights.
 
And let's not forget Xorn (that whole Magneto thing aside)
 
#4 Posted by Lonestar88 (170 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan
 
Yeah Kenji is pretty cool. I like him, Laurie, and Idie, the other lights not so much.
 
The Xorn thing just made my head hurt.
#5 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lonestar88 said:
@JediXMan:   Yeah Kenji is pretty cool. I like him, Laurie, and Idie, the other lights not so much.  The Xorn thing just made my head hurt.
I like to think Xorn went insane because he took a hit from the drug Kick. That he was still actually a good person right up until that point.
#6 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Nico Minoru

#7 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

  

#8 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio

More X-Men characters - Jubilee, Sunfire, and Daken:

Cool characters with cool powers (though Daken is more of a villanous antihero than a superhero, though)

#9 Posted by jhazzroucher (14744 posts) - - Show Bio
Darna
#10 Posted by cyberninja (10413 posts) - - Show Bio

Connor Hawke 
Lady Shiva 
Cassandra Cain 
Psylocke

#11 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by The_Warlord (1777 posts) - - Show Bio
 Katana
#13 Edited by Iron_Turtle (579 posts) - - Show Bio

      
#14 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

That is the worst suit ever!!!

No, no! It is "most excellent!"

#16 Posted by The Stegman (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

Although we all know who the BEST Asian Hiro is 
 
 
 

#17 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

That is the worst suit ever!!!

No, no! It is "most excellent!"

It looks like the Crazy Quilt on crack.

#18 Posted by Kairan1979 (16703 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Stegman said:
Although we all know who the BEST Asian Hiro is 
 
 
 
#19 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yeah. And then we have the Super Young Team:
 

 
Though I don't know if they really qualify as "cool."
#20 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: What's not to like?

#21 Posted by TifaLockhart (14001 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks, everyone. I should probably look up Kenji as he and Cho seem cool (is Amadeus a "superhero?"). Also, I was going through that list and it said Karate Kid is Japanese. He doesn't look Japanese, IMO. Same with some other characters.

By the way, why are half-White characters on the Asian list? Daken comes to mind.

#22 Edited by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Last_Son_of_Czarnia said:

Thanks, everyone. I should probably look up Kenji as he and Cho seem cool (is Amadeus a "superhero?").

Yeah, Amadeus is a superhero. His superhero name is "Mastermind Excello."

Also, I was going through that list and it said Karate Kid is Japanese. He doesn't look Japanese, IMO. Same with some other characters.

Maybe some Japanese people look that way in the future?

By the way, why are half-White characters on the Asian list? Daken comes to mind.

Why not? What's wrong with identifying with your heritage even if you have more than one ethnicity in your background? Also, that list seems to be going for being as inclusive as possible, even going so far as to throw in characters like Naruto despite the blonde hair and blue eyes.

#23 Posted by TifaLockhart (14001 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess what I am trying to say is, why not have an Asian with a superstrength powerset, for example? It doesn't have to be that powerful. Just something different. It seems from my experience that you'll probably never see a gun-toting Asian who was an anti-hero and had a healing factor and a cool costume and codename. I mean it's no big deal cause I like the characters I like but I feel it's slim pickings.

#24 Edited by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Last_Son_of_Czarnia said:

I guess what I am trying to say is, why not have an Asian with a superstrength powerset, for example? It doesn't have to be that powerful. Just something different. It seems from my experience that you'll probably never see a gun-toting Asian who was an anti-hero and had a healing factor and a cool costume and codename. I mean it's no big deal cause I like the characters I like but I feel it's slim pickings.

Agent X is basically the Asian Deadpool. Had a solo title for a while written by Gail Simone.

#25 Posted by TifaLockhart (14001 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg: Thanks, that is awesome. That's what I'm talking about. If only other characters could branch out...

#26 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4212 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by JediXMan (29296 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Last_Son_of_Czarnia said:

Thanks, everyone. I should probably look up Kenji as he and Cho seem cool (is Amadeus a "superhero?"). Also, I was going through that list and it said Karate Kid is Japanese. He doesn't look Japanese, IMO. Same with some other characters.

Karate Kid is Asian? I never thought he was.
#28 Posted by tron_bonne (2286 posts) - - Show Bio

 
 
  

       Silver Samurai
 
   

Shinobi Shaw
 
 
 
 
 Ancient One
 Mandarin
 Gohan
#29 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio
The Great Ten
#30 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

Sunfire and Surge hands down!

#31 Edited by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio
Sari Sumdac
Mingchao
#32 Posted by Paracelsus (1471 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Big Hero 6 or China Force?

Terry

#33 Posted by Captain13 (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#34 Posted by The_Tree (7079 posts) - - Show Bio

Lucien Gates!

#35 Posted by Twentyfive (2749 posts) - - Show Bio
Traci 13

Magic powers, which is really great because she does not fall into the stereotypical Asian hero role (Kung Fu/Karate, or super smart robot fighter).

She has not appeared in the new 52 yet, but when she does, I would like for her to be in a book featuring Metropolis' Superheroes (like John and Natasha Irons, and whoever else protects Metropolis besides Superman).

Not all of DC's magic heroes should be in the JLD!

#36 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1241 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Posted by joshmightbe (24474 posts) - - Show Bio

@MisterMxy said:

Thomas "Pie" Kalmaku gets all the beautiful ladies!

He's not Asian, he's an Inuit (Or Eskimo if you're a dick about it)

#38 Posted by MisterMxy (73 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: if he's inuit doesn't he have asian roots? he's not a superhero so i took him off.

#39 Posted by joshmightbe (24474 posts) - - Show Bio

@MisterMxy: By that logic we're all Black because our species originated in Africa

#40 Posted by Gibbet (617 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Edited by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, I'm not seeing too much from the New 52 on this front. There's Katana. But she can't be the only one, can she? What about the young kid from Batman Inc. Has he appeared in the new issues of Batman Incorporated?

#42 Posted by The_Tree (7079 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

You know, I'm not seeing too much from the New 52 on this front. There's Katana. But she can't be the only one, can she? What about the young kid from Batman Inc. Has he appeared in the new issues of Batman Incorporated?

I can't say anything about Jiro from Batman Inc., but I know that I can name Lucien Gates, Kevin Kho, Katana, and August General in Iron as having appeared in the DCnU.

#43 Edited by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

@fodigg said:

You know, I'm not seeing too much from the New 52 on this front. There's Katana. But she can't be the only one, can she? What about the young kid from Batman Inc. Has he appeared in the new issues of Batman Incorporated?

I can't say anything about Jiro from Batman Inc., but I know that I can name Lucien Gates, Kevin Kho, Katana, and August General in Iron as having appeared in the DCnU.

Good list! OMAC and The Ray have been pretty forgettable IMO, but I cannot believe I forgot about the August General. He and Rocket Red were like the only good thing about the rebooted JLI. And then, of course, they killed off Rocket Red and derailed the whole book into cancellation.

I think there were also a few Asian villains in Batwoman recently, come to think of it.

#44 Posted by tuananhxu99001 (96 posts) - - Show Bio

Samurai Jack

#45 Posted by PurpleCandy (773 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Chow from the Hangover

#46 Posted by joshmightbe (24474 posts) - - Show Bio

@PurpleCandy: Senior Chang is not a hero, he is the living essence of all that is evil. But he does seem like an awesome dude to party with

#47 Posted by PurpleCandy (773 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:

sarcasm :P

#48 Posted by gunmetalgrey (1267 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't Katana, Silver Samurai, and (obviously) Shang-Chi count as stereotypical martial artists though?

Technically, Radioactive Man was a hero for a while and I always thought he had unique, if not cool, look.

#49 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4206 posts) - - Show Bio

even though already stated.... my personal favorite: Sunfire (original)

#50 Posted by gunmetalgrey (1267 posts) - - Show Bio

I almost forgot about Jenny Quantum, her powers are awesome.