Scholar, Soldier, Superhero

Will one hero's search for truth lead to enlightenment... or secrets best unknown?

Made in China

The bonds between friends, family, and countrymen

Face First

The Cultural Revolution and a China gone mad

This Side Towards Enemy

The Rikti have come. Now we draw back the fist.

Crimson Tao

Group: CCCP

Server: Pinnacle

Rank: Commissar

Security Level: 50

Online Name: Crimson Tao

Country of Origin: Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China

Origin of Powers: Magic

Archetype: Scrapper

Powers: Martial Arts / Dark Armor

Battle Cry: It is the will of the People!

Movement: Teleportation

Favored Attack: Fists

Favored Defense: Chi

Hated Nemesis: Tsoo

Captain Sun Kai was an officer in the New Fourth Army, occupying Jiangsu province as part of the Second United Front against Japanese imperial expansions. In January 1941, Kai-Shek's Nationalists betrayed their Communist allies and all but annihilated the New Fourth Army. Captain Sun was mortally wounded in the offensive, and remembers nothing before waking in a Tsoo village. Captain Sun drifted in and out of conciousness as his body was scarred and tattooed with arcane symbols. He could hear snatches of whispers concerning a "ritual" and a "vessel", but he did not know what they planned to do with him. The captain had lost all sense of time before the Tsoo sorcerers began the ritual, transferring an ancestor spirit into Kai's body.

The ritual was interrupted by the Japanese infantry, who cleared the village house to house, killing the Tsoo and razing the homes. Still in his army uniform, the captain was taken prisoner by the Japanese. The ritual only half-performed, the captain passed out once more, awaking several days later surrounded by the bodies of the Japanese troops who were guarding him.

Taking a mask to hide the Tsoo tattoos on his face, Sun Kai made his way back to the front lines. He disappeared after the end of war, reappearing recently in his hometown of Shanghai for a journey to Paragon City, under the name Crimson Tao. He does not appear to have aged since the war. Whether or not he is acting under the orders of the Party is unknown.

Comments: Sun Kai is a student of Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'√ľan) and Chuojiao Fanzi (Fanziquan and Chuojiao Northern Style Wushu)