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Sing (Richard Dragon enemy) (DC Comics) (Bruce Lee student)

Sing

(The man who studied with Bruce Lee)


Context

Sing is a very minor character from DC Comics 1970s kungfusploitation book Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter. This was a few years after Bruce Lee’s death – Lee’s mystique was at its peak, and the character of Sing drew from that.

Sing was a match for the titular Richard Dragon, which means in turn that he’s one of the very best martial artist in the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe. A curious title to bear for such an obscure, dated character.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Sing is presumably the best Jeet Kune Do  fighter in the world.

He proved to be a match for the greatest martial artist in the world – Richard Dragon.


History

Sing is from San Francisco and was Bruce Lee’s best student. When the great Mr. Lee died, Sing mourned the loss of his sifu.

He then went on a quest to become the best empty-hand fighter in the world.


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He was eventually hired by Doctor Moon. Moon’s men had conquered a Shaolin monastery in Northern China to capture the retired O-Sensei. Moon then began torturing the old man for the secrets of his kung-fu.

Sing’s involvement is unclear, since he seemed to be the honourable sort. It seems likely that was not entirely aware of what Moon was doing.

Enters the Dragon

Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva then came to the monastery. They wanted to enlist the O-Sensei’s help in curing the poisoned Benjamin Turner, and swiftly scattered Moon’s forces.

However, Shiva was hit by a lucky shot, and had to stay behind to heal herself. When Dragon entered the sanctuary garden, he was challenged by Sing.

The fight went on for hours. Both fighters, unable to defeat each other, collapsed from exhaustion. The O-Sensei seized the moment to knock out the furious Moon.

Since there was no victor, Sing considered himself to be in part defeated, and walked away in shame to train further – perhaps not realizing who had proved to be his match.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Sing is an eager, honourable martial artist. He demonstrated a very strong drive to prove himself the best martial artist in the world.

He has a slight young, naïve vibe, perhaps due to his grandiose goal.


Quotes

“I am Sing, a pupil of the great Bruce Lee — and I challenge you ! If you wish to meet Doctor Moon, you must defeat me !”



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Sing – the man who studied with Bruce Lee

Dex: 10 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 06 Occupation: Martial artist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 023 HP: 080

Skills:
Martial artist*: 10, Weaponry (Jeet kune do-related weapons): 09

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Language (Cantonese Chinese), Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
SIA toward martial excellence.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan.

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