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Bolo (Master of Kung Fu enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Bolo and Kimba


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

These two blokes appeared in a 1976 Master of Kung-Fu story. It was the leading Marvel martial-arts-movie-like title back during the 1970s, when “karate movies” (as we said back then) were hot due to the charisma and skills of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and others.

Such characters aren’t really important. But we think it’s nice to have profiles with stats for their ilk, for when a story needs a fight scene with people more interesting than Thug With Beard and Thug With Parka.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None, though I suspect they are brothers.
  • Group Affiliation: Servants of Fah Lo Suee.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Kimba and Bolo are expert martial artists.

They specialise in wielding a pair of golden, double-edged combat daggers. In their hands those are efficient as offence and defence in melee, and as thrown weapons.


History

Bolo and Kimba are the two bodyguards of Fah Lo Suee, daughter of Fu Man Chu and sister of Shang Chi. They are the two most skilled members of the Golden Daggers assassin sect, sometimes called the Oriental Expediters (after their most famous cover business). They do Fah Lo Suee’s bidding. Apparently, they are former Si-Fan.

They first appeared when Clive Reston, Leiko Wu and Shang Chi located the Expediters’ headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was actually a trap, but the MI-6 agents prevailed. Reston managed to fend Kimba off long enough for Shang Chi to take out Bolo, then come help Reston and take out Kimba.

Fah Lo Suee watched the fight. She was chiefly interested in testing the mettle of her brother Shang Chi and his ally.

Fah Lo Suee later sent Kimba and Bolo to briefly fight Shang Chi. That was to verify that it was him and not his clone. However, they were spotted by Death-Dealer, an assassin of Fu Manchu. Since Fah Lo Suee had turned against her father, Death-Dealer ambushed Bolo and Kimba as soon as they left. He unleashed a gargantuan mutated scorpion at them and apparently killed them.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Loyal fighters and bodyguards, scrupulously following Fah Lo Suee’s orders.


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Bolo/Kimba

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Serve Fah Lo Suee
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Bodyguard, agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 014 HP: 018

Skills:
Evasion: 06, Martial artist: 06, Weaponry (Knives – both wielded and thrown): 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Evasion and Martial Artist both are Contingent Upon wielding knives (-1).

Advantages:
Language (Mandarin Chinese), Schtick (Paired knives).

Connections:
Oriental Expediters/Golden Daggers (Low).

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage.

Equipment:
Golden Daggers (x2) [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing, Note: can be thrown].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics (Master of Kung-Fu v1 #44-45).

Helper(s): Darci.

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