|Time: Some point
Iwa's Run-in :1st run-in some time in 93 2nd run-in 2004
Publisher: Jade Dynasty Publications
Total Issues: 100 plus single issues. 29 complete complilation volumes
Altrnative thing: Hui Kim Sum and Lee Zhong Heng who work togther for SF2 worked together with a few other guys for this series.
Conditon: technically good.
Chances of finding these books: Certain stores in Singapore has this series for rental. And some folks have this on sale at Yahoo Singapore Auction just search under Street Fighter. Get this if you're a fan of Mr Hui Kim Sum works otherwise just rent it to read his works.
all sense of the word this is not Street Fighter. It never was and is not
trying to be.
This is a spinoff of a few plots that happened
somewhere in the old SF man huas and Mr Hui and gang just used their fave
characters - Ryu, Chun Li and Ken as a design guide. You can also spot
the resemblence in their other works. Therefore it sort of a standard
As I'm reading and typing this series I
cannot help but laugh because I spotted some references to the SF2 man
huas as well as the terms here that were spotted in the other SF books
that were done by Hui Kim Sum and Lee Zhong Heng. the references are at
the bottom as they contain spoilers.
Disclaimer- In no way do I profit from putting this up run-down. If anyone profitted it would be the two comic shops that I rented this series from. I spent two weeks reading the entire series. Following the usual rules, this is only part of the storyline
Note - I did not sneaked in a pic of HK Ryu as tempted as I was
Chi Wu Ji - the red hair older brother that was adopted by the Northern Lord, gets along really well with adoptive dad. Grows up to look like the red-headed version of that SF-Bioharzard crossover(book got canceled) Remy. Northern Lord named him Wu Ji (without limit) after one of the Saviour's most powerful technique. He's the leading guy but tends to end up absorbing a great deal of demonic qi every now and then
Ying - Younger brother, grows up to resemble.. Dad . Is a noodle
seller as well as a super hero of sorts. His skills is closer to his mom's
side because his main sensei is Zhan Shen. He grew up under his mom's care
but does not realise that she's his mom and refers to her as Gu Gu (Aunt
on Dad's side, its her doing) for the first 2 story archs.
The males in the family seems to suffer from some demonic qi syndrome
Northern Lord - A powerful guy and one of the 12 warriors who survive the fight with the alien guys. Shi-Di of the Saviour, and 2nd Shi Xiong to Qing Hui. The red headed warrior adopted Wu Ji because all his offsprings are girls. Spent a large part of storyarch 2 as an invalid. Is also one of the important characters of the story
Fei - The other red cheongsam wearing, long hair young lady, adopted
and trained by the Western Queen, also the love interest of Chi Wu Ji.
Why I quit the
book and why rent it now?
Do not email me to
ask me for more information about this series because I do not own the
books. Therefore I can't go check it up for information any time I like.
Our story starts with two guys on the run after they had kinapped the brothers. Pursuing them the the leader of the the Easterm land - Zhan Shen (Zhan Hu type character). Eventually Zhan Shen stopped one but his rival - Mr Wu Jian interfered and the boy ended up back into the hands of his mother.
The older brother was taken over to the northern lands and ended up being adopted by the Northern Lord (a red-headed Ken)
She bargains with her sensei that she is
willing to let him put her to death if she could just see her husband once
more. And she is willing to be imprisoned at the heroes's tower to wait
for him to appear. Zhan Shen agrees
Six years later
As time went by Northern Lord took Wu Ji to the western land and left him them telling him to go see the world. While Qing Hui forces Chi Ying to leave for the southern lands to look for a friend of hers to take him in - Dai Si Jie.
You think she would have some peace and
quiet when her boy's gone but some military type people from the western
land turns up and haresses her. And who should turn up but a guy in yellow
trenchcoat and fedora hat. He got rid of the those folks and frees his
unconcious wife (because his dotted her acupoint) and left her again.
Zhan Shen on discovering that she is free, he went off to confront her. On seeing her Qing Hui exploited the loophole that she didn't excatly 'see' her husband even though he did free her. And now she wishes to go find the guy and see her other son as well. A bit of punch pulling on her sensei's part later the demoness once again roams the world
We skip over to the Saviour side of the story, he went off to look for his good buddy the Northern Lord and explained to him how he survived and why he did not make any contact with his wife or kids. As well as warn his buddy on the return of Alien guy Li Jia and the chance that his darker side might take over(this sounds familiar) because of the side effect of a certain battle technique. After which they both went North to get rid of the Western Queen's folks attempting to take over the Northern Lord's land.
And then a major bit of fighting later we shift back to Qing Hui who visits a good friend(reminds me of Maki) in the southern land and watches a fellow warrior trains her son.
Feeling that her son is in good hands she heads up north to see her other son. While there she saves Tie Nan the Northern Lord's daughter and finds out from the child where her son is. So she had to take the little girl west as well.
Reaching the Western land she spotted her child and found out that the demonic qi is strong in this child. She attempts seal his powers by destroying his skills but the boy is naturally defensive since those skills were taught by his adoptive dad (Northern lord). Too make things worse the Western queen steps in takes her grandson's side. Mother and daughter fights but mommy counters and captures Qing Hui and Tie Nan so that she could use them as hostages in exchange for her adopted son
While the Tournament begins, the Saviour was up at the Arctic fighting off Alien guy Li Jia, but discovers this alien is not Li Jia but a more powerful alien guy Lei Zhe. For story's sake this time the Saviour was no match and even ended up being iced (literally) in the process. Therefore Alien guy Lei Zhe heads off to the tournament to cause trouble for everybody.
And with the tragic maiming of the Northern
Lord the first story arch ends.
The second story arch - Ten years later
The Saviour regained conciousness and found himself in some sort of a lab and in the middle of someone else's fight. the only thing he did was grabbed the captured Northern Lord (someone kidnapped him to use against Chi Wu Ji, that's why he's in the same place) and left the building, swearing revenge upon the Alien guy Lei Zhe. So with the Northern Lord, the Saviour ran off to some volcano to trained up and attempt to heal his buddy.
Heads back to the lab for more information of how his buddy ended up like this. In the process he learns his elder son was culprit. Not only that he discovers that he himself is half dead and going demonic. (Which does explains why his sanity is a bit fuzzy). To annoy him further a guy named Kuang Hao who was impersonating his younger son for the last decade had learnt his devastating skills. Therefore ended up in another fight. Naturally he's a whole lot stronger, so he beat the guy and forces him to take him to his older son.
And due to more fuzzy sanity he forces this Kuang Hao fellow to go kill his older son. Which in his fuzzy thinking is because if he personally kills his elder son he may be able to do justice to his buddy but it would be very difficult to answer to his wife. So all he could do was send someone to do his dirty work while he watches his son fight. Naturally his son won. So off the Saviour went to seek out out Alien guy Lei Zhe
Scene shifts to Qing Hui who agrees to help Da Si jie, take down Dai Si jie's son Alien guy Lei Oh (father is Lei Zhe). Qing Hui's mom pops by in an attempt to capture her and used her to force the Saviour to submit to her. But failed to capture her daughter as her skill had improved much. So off Qing Hui went to track down Alien guy Lei Oh.
Meanwhile the Saviour reaches to Western land where Lei Zhe is thought to reside. the adopted son of the Western queen fights the Saviour once again (a decade ago the Saviour beats him handily). In this tough little fight, the Saviour finally went demonic, losing his sanity and practically destroying his opponent. Folks who try to stop him were duly destroyed. Top warriors who tried to stop him only annoy him further.
Seeing his younger son Chi Ying only distracted
him slightly, although it looks like his son is getting to him, the other
warriors chose to take him on, but it only makes him more uncontrollable
and powerful. to the point that the only thing he cares about now is fighting
Lei Zhe, so he left these folks and seek out his opponent.
And we go back to Qing Hui who had found Alien guy Lei Oh and intends to take him down for Da Si jie. but Lei Oh had captured Chi Ying from earlier. And in chasing Lei Oh she reaches the site where the Saviour is battling Lei Zhe. She would not sit and wait out it out, therefore she attempts to break into that qi barrier and meet her insane hubby.
So there's a very intense battle between
the insane Saviour and Alien guy Lei Zhe. Making it almost impossible for
the others to interfere. The rivals' attempt to blast each other created
a collective ball of qi between them. And then Northern Lord (healed by
Alien guy Li Jia) pops by and attempts to break the fight as the explosive
effect of the qi could destroy the earth. But still it was not enough therefore
Alien guy Li Jia joins the fray. the duo work together to dispatch the
qi ball away from earth.
*And then I picked
up this isssue that rekindled my interest in 2003*
While it looks like the Saviour would soon destroy Lei Zhe, Lei Zhe's retaliating blow just may take the Saviour's life as well. Who should join in but Qing Hui! Who held onto her insane husband and said to him that if he were to die it would be pointless for her to live on (I guess her boys have no say in this).
And as she felt the pain of the blow and her blood touches the Saviour, a few pieces of memories trigger within him. And notion of her being in pain led to a last ditch effort to disengage himself from Lei Zhe and therefore not harming his wife any further. And then they kiss in what seems like a dying kiss on the saviour's part..... Is he dead? And why is she saying such weird things about fate not taking her along as well? Is he dead?
Lei Zhe serverly annoyed and wanted to kill them both, Chi Ying of course intercepts him even though he know he would not be much of a match. It forces Wu Ji to take on Lei Zhe. Eventually Lei Zhe is destroyed but his death unleash some manner of toxic rain forcing less powerful folks to concentrate on surviving this rain. In this point Qing Hui grabs her husband (Is he dead?) and runs off, ignoring the protests of the Northern Lord and not hearing her younger son called her.
Story arch 2 ends with Wu Ji suffering
a bit of Demonic qi syndrome and running off to the Western land
Story arch 3 continues 3 years later, largely
deals with the good warriors trying to find Chi Wu Ji who is out of action
for a while so younger brother takes over as leading guy for a while and
found himself a love interest (Xue
Nu, who is one of the soldiers of the guy who manage to kidnaped Wu
Ji) who's character design in general looks somewhat like CL.
The story goes on with the remaining folks fighting off Lei Oh and another visiting alien - Digula. They recovered Wu Ji only to somehow lose Chi Ying!
During this time a strange old couple pops
in and out of the man huas. Something fishy about them
While in story arch 4
Turns out that in order to save Chi Ying (wounded by Digula), his sensei - Mr Wu Jian has sent him to his parents's past to find a certain master. This in itself is a huge nod to the early issues of HK Street Fighter 2 man hua. Because
- The Saviour using a major qi projectile
attack in the train (nod to Ryu of issue 1 of SF2, repeated in issue 1
of SFZ3) against some hoodlum who asked for it.
During this trip Chi Ying found out the
real name of Zhan Shen and the source of his eternal rivalry with Mr Wu
The fifth story arch
The return of Kuang Hao and with him a
strange stone. Guy runs around causing trouble.
Wong Fei in hospital (blame Kwai Fong)
and is healed by a visit from that strange old lady
So ends this story arch with the branding
of Mr Wu Jian and Zhan Shen.
The Sixth Story arch
Wong Fei and Wu Ji teams up against Alien
guy Kwai Fong, but Wu Ji ended being branded in the process of the fight.
And sort of died.
Gu He faces the strange powerful old guy
who turns out to be the revived Saviour! (short hair, wearing shades and
a dark body suit)
The one who defeated Gu He turns out to be the Saviour but now he faces a bigger problem. Wu Ji!
11 warriors affected by the tattoo had
being remove to a safehouse. Qing Hui following her husband's instructions
to kill them if they should wake before he could destroy the two alien
And the Saviour pops by, lured by Wu Ji, ended up fighting with quite a number of warriors of varying degree. And ends up being trapped.
Elsewhere Chi Ying fights most powerful Alien guy Tian Sha (Gouki type design)
When it looks like the Saviour is almost
defeated, Qing Hui manages to free herself and save him by risking her
own life. Wong Fei joins in else well.
Qing Hui in her concern for Wu Ji gets beaten up by some warrior, Saviour offers to help her up but earns himself a slap from his wife and has to continue the fight with the controlled folks with a nuclear bomb heading their way.
The all mighty Saviour managed to protect some of the folks but earns himself a further beating from Mr Wu Jian and Zhan Shen
Qing Hui went to check on her husband and this time the couple dies together no thanks to a certain brain-controlled red headed lad. Leaving the Northern lord to deal with the boy and the other folks.
On Chi Ying's part he mortally wounded
Tian Sha for the next warrior to kill before joining his parents as well.
Epilogue deals with Chi Wu Ji finally discovering the way to save the world and get rid of Tian Sha although there was a twist to it all.
Gems that cross between this series and SF series that Hui Kim Sum and Lee Chong Heng were involved with (Not in chronological order ) -
The creators of this series seem very fond
of Chun Li's design because Qing Hui(long hair), Wong Fei(long hair) and
Xue Nu(buns) dress sense and looks are rather similar to HK CL
Cliff Jumping - some folks either fall
off one or into a volcano.
The guy called Zhan
Hu(battle tiger) is named Zhan Shen in this series, also appeared in SF3
and fought Ken. This guy originates from a man hua called Long Hu
Men under the name of Wang Xiao Hu (Little tiger Wong). Thanks to Flayn80
for this bit of info)
Very powerful men(some villians and heroes)
tend to walk around bared chested and caped?
When you're the wife of the saviour of
the story or a rather powerful warrior its almost a guarantee that the
two of you won't be able to spend much time together as there is always
one threat or another. (very much a reccuring theme in SF series as well)
When the woman you love tells you not to
fight with her father, you do not fight with her father. If you want to
fight her father, make very sure that she's not around or unable to interfere.
The Saviour getting slapped by his wife
for killing their son? (Ryu got slapped by CL for not saving their not_their_son)
Alien guys coming to earth and messing
And thank you for making it to the bottom
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