Bamboo Monkey (DC Comics)

Bamboo Monkey


When this profile was done this guy had appeared for but a few pages, in a 1998 Nightwing story (he came back later).

But the Bamboo Monkey is a high-end martial artist, capable of rumbling with Batman characters. That’s certainly worth a few notes.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Brotherhood of the Monkey Fist.
  • Base Of Operations: Monkey temple (where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet).
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Bamboo monkey is one of the masters of the Brotherhood of the Monkey Fist, a martial arts cult. As the master of the bamboo style (an acrobatic, external kung fu) he proved able to out-fu Nightwing.

However, he then was promptly defeated by Green Arrow (Connor Hawke).


The Brotherhood of the Monkey Fist is a cult. They display a fanatical devotion to the improvement of martial arts and their own fighting skills.

Furthermore, they seldom hesitate to use criminal means and deadly force to fund and advance themselves.

Unsurprisingly, they have clashed in the past with various martial arts masters in the DCU.

The Bamboo Monkey tracked down and challenged Green Arrow (Connor Hawke). Hawke had previously defeated the champion of the Brotherhood, the Silver Monkey. Despite his considerable skill, the Bamboo Monkey quickly lost.


See illustration.


Hard to say – he appeared for three pages. Lots of overconfident intimidation and grandiose declarations about honour and purity and yadda yadda.


“Step aside – it is only the one called Green Arrow I seek. With his death the Bamboo Monkey will achieve purity of the spirit.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Bamboo Monkey

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Honour
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Monkey cultist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 021 HP: 020

Acrobatics: 08, Martial artist: 09, Weaponry (melee): 09

Language (Unrevealed), Lightning reflexes.

Monkey Brotherhood (High).

SIA to Monkey cult ideology.

Bladed bamboo staff [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning, Piercing, R#04, Limitation: Limited penetration].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Nightwing comics (DC Universe).