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Shenhua of Black Lagoon figurine

Shenhua


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Shenhua is from the Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン) stories (animé  and manga ). Black Lagoon made most of its impact from 2006 to 2010.

She’s a good fun cinematic action knife fighter with over the top skills and personality hence she would make a welcome addition to almost any campaign.


Background

  • Real Name: Shenhua.
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Mr. Chang’s Triads.
  • Base Of Operations: Raonapur, Thailand.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 130lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Shenhua is impossibly fast. In a fight she will dive in, slash multiple persons with her paired kukris — and eventually leap out to avoid incoming attack. She’ll leap back into melee as soon as feasible.

She also has some ranged firepower. Namely, small throwing knives usually hurled in volleys of three, and lines attached to the hilt of her kukris. The latter allows her to hit targets up to 30’ away then yank back her blade to her hand.

Shenhua is assisted (sort of) by her chauffeur, Leigharch.


History

Shenhua is a senior bounty hunter and mercenary in Roanapura. She’s best known for her work with Mr. Chang and the Triads. She has clashed with Revy and allies several times, and though defeated survived all these confrontations.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Shenhua is a pretty pretty mercenary. She wants to look sexy even when that is not quite practical, and is fussy about her appearance. She’s big on melee skills and holds most gunmen in contempt, though she reacts favourably to persons evidencing superior skill and courage.

She is proud to be Taiwanese. Unlike most persons around her Shenhua doesn’t bother to improve her English, talking with broken grammar.


Quotes

“English is not good because I am real Taiwanese.”

“Cannons run out of ammo. Blade and body last forever. Best weapons in the world.”

“Ah, all mouth she is not.”


DC Universe History

She’d make a great Richard Dragon foe or by extension a foe of the Question. She wouldn’t be out of place as a foe of the Bat family either. In the latter case a team up with Catwoman would seem likely.


Marvel Universe History

Again she could easily be inserted anywhere in Southern Asia and fit right in. She could have encountered any of the heroes and villains that frequent there.


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Shenhua

Dex: 10 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Assassin/bounty hunter
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 022 HP: 100

Skills:
Acrobatics (dodging)*: 10, Charisma (intimidation, interrogation): 06, Evasion (Ranged only): 12, Martial Artist: 05, Thief (stealth): 06, Weaponry (knives): 10

Advantages:
Attractive, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Languages (Taiwanese, Mandarin), Lightning Reflexes, Shticks (paired kukri, quick draw, stance assessment).

Connections:
Mr. Chang’s Triads (High), Leigharch (High), Revy (Low), Bounty hunters of Raonapur (High), Underworld (Low), Street (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA (applying makeup), Misc. (speaks in broken English).

Genre:
Gritty.

Equipment:

  • Kukri (x2) [BODY 04, EV 04 (06 w/MA), Stretching: 02, R#2, Limitation: Stretching has No Fine Manipulation]. These are her main weapons it should be noted that they also have a 2 APs long cord attached to both of them that can be used as a swing line, to make sweeping attacks or to retrieve them the next round after they are thrown.
  • Throwing knives (at least 6x) [BODY 03, EV 03, Range: 03, Grenade drawback, Dart bonus]. Note that she is only seen carrying and using no more than 6 per scene however it doesn’t seem too unreasonable to allow her to carry more given the fact that she loves to throw volleys of these.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Black Lagoon (animated series).

Helper(s): Wikipedia, Sébastien Andrivet, Surbrook .

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