Sure, Lady Shiva is an unstoppable hand-to-hand juggernaut.  Iron Fist has mastered dozens of disciplines and techniques.  But can either of them perform the fabled ‘Dim Mak’ death touch, and decide how many steps their opponent can take before s/he falls over dead?  No.  No, they can not.  Though Count Dante was, reputedly, the creation of a creative marketing genius (seriously, look it up, it’s fascinating to read about), his skills as a fighter/hairdresser were touted by the finest pulp magazines of the age, which leads us, in a roundabout way, to today’s Five-Point Palm Exploding Death query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will always vote for Shang-Chi, even when it doesn’t make sense, but will open the question to any and ALL fictional martial artists, asking:  What fictional character has the best kung-fu in all the various worlds?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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