The Sign of the Rising Sons (Marvel Comics) shooting lightning


(Rising Sons)


The Rising Sons are a small, mostly low-powered mercenary super-gang. They only appeared in one Generation X storyline, in 1999.

But they sure look like convenient opponents.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Rising Sons.
  • Base Of Operations: Madripoor.
  • Height: About 5’8” Weight: About 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Sign is some sort of mutant magician. He uses his mystic tattoos and, more rarely, material spell components from his belt pouches to power his abilities.

He relies most often on lightning bolts from his hands. He he also formed Green Lantern-like structures such as green giant boxing gloves around his own hands.


The Rising Sons are a Madripoor street gang composed of mutants. Lacking direction, they decided that if the world around them hated and feared them it might as well be for a good reason. They thus became super-criminals, tailoring costumes and codenames for themselves.

The gang graduated to minor mercenary work. Though they have a good track record and act professional, their youth means that they aren’t major league yet. It is unclear how those amoral truants fit into Madripoor’s criminal turfs and hierarchies.

During one documented case, they worked for the criminal business man known as Mister Noy. They clashed with Paladin and Gen X, who were after an object stolen by Noy.


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The Sign is too busy looking menacing and mysterious to talk much. He does utter some war cries when conjuring his spells, though.

He’s very much like the three Thunders in Big Troubles in little China. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were the son of one.


“Hia-sa !!” (KRRZAACK)

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Sign

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Gangbanger, mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 020

Force manipulation (ML): 09, Lightning (ML): 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Force Manipulation had Reduced Range (2 APs) (-1).
  • Lightning and Force Manipulation are Elementally Linked.
  • All powers can only be used if he can touch his own upper torso and access his component pouches on his belts (-1).

Charisma (intimidation): 04, Martial artist*: 05, Occultism: 04

Language (Cantonese Chinese).

Rising Sons (High), Street (Low), Underworld (Low).

None demonstrated.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Generation X #53-54.