May 29, 2002
David Lo Pan
This Mofo is one serious villain in terms of having a master plan - completing a sacred ceremony to rule the universe from beyond the grave - and being obsessed with making it happen. However, he never counted on a brawling trucker by the name of Jack Burton to foil his plans.
David Lo Pan, played by James Hong in Big Trouble In Little China, has a legion of followers who will die to protect him and three skilled martial arts with spiritual power at his side. However, for thousands of years, all this guy needed to realize his power was a girl with green eyes. You gotta wonder why he didn't just put out a classified ad earlier.
Armed with unheralded magical power, most residents of Chinatown run in fear at the mere mention of his name. And yet Lo Pan had the bad luck to run into some guy looking for his truck and a good time. Actually, I suppose it was Jack who ran into Lo Pan with his truck to start things off, but either way, Jack's reflexes would prove to be too much for Lo Pan's power - and legend - in the end.
INTELLIGENCE - 6: Armed with the knowledge to create incredible magic, but not wise enough to keep enemies away from his wedding.
POWER - 7: A powerful being who mostly relies on his minions to do his dirty work.
VILENESS - 4: Seems to enjoy threatening people with various Chinese Hells more than simply killing them.
SWAY - 9: His cursed legend is widespread in Little China and he commands a legion of loyal followers.
PURITY - 7: Lo Pan is obsessed with becoming human again but makes a few too many mistakes because of it.
PHYSICAL - 3: A basket case on wheels or a ten-foot-tall roadblock: either way, he's pretty funny-lookin'.
Posted by Destro at May 29, 2002 05:12 PM