Zaran's life began in Great Britain and worked for MI-6 as an agent. He trained himself in martial arts and the use of various kinds of weapons, he became well known as a super-villain as well. First he worked for Fah Lo Suee (Shang Chi's half sister) in MI-6, and even became her lover for a brief time. Suee would become disappointed with him so much that she told him that she did not care for him because he was weak.
Zaran was created by Mike Zeck in 1979.
Zaran sought out different assignments to gain back Suee's love and trust again. He was later hired by Fu Manchu to fight against Shang-Chi. Zaran would be hired by Stane to steel Captain America's
shield, but failed. Zaran would later unite forces with Razorfist II and Shockwave who together would fight against the Avengers West Coast for the Blood Tong.
Zaran would became good friends with fellow mercenary Batroc and joined his Brigade which fought but lost once more against Captain America. From then on Zaran was mostly seen alongside Batroc and Machete fighting heroes such as Captain America, Nomad, and Clint Barton in the Batroc Brigade.
At one point in his life Zaran also trained another fellow assassin and allowed him to use his codename in battle. He later participated in the hunt for the X-Men thief known as Gambit, this is when he was apprehended by local police officers. He once again was hired by Shang Chi's father Fu Manchu, who now is known as Mr. Han, to attack Shang Chi. Later he took the Si-Fan to attack the Marvel Knights. Zaran has once again joined Batroc's Brigade and even fought the GLA and made a fatal kill-shot to the first Grasshopper .
Major Story Arcs
During the Civil War, Zaran would be captured by members of the Thunderbolts. Zaran registers under the Superhuman Registration Act and join the Thunderbolts Army. The Thunderbolts had to fight off cities filled with civilians who were suddenly empowered when the Grandmaster opened up the Wellspring of Power. The Thunderbolts were broken up into numerous squads and sent to various locations throughout the world. Zaran was part of the Epsilon squad which also consisted of the Batroc, Whiplash, Bushmaster, Cobra and Tatterdemalion. This group was responsible of maintaining order in Tokyo.
Powers and Abilities
Zaran is skilled at a wide number of ancient weapons, including nunchakus, shurikens, maces, bows and arrows, staffs and knives. Zaran is also a highly skilled fighter and has mastered several forms of martial arts. He may also use a gun.