Ever since his debut in “Particular Marvel Version” #15 in 1973, Shang-Chi’s one true archenemy has at all times been his evil, scheming father — regardless that his father’s precise id has modified a number of occasions.
When the “Kung Fu Craze” reached America’s shores within the 70s, Marvel determined to buy the comedian e-book rights to Sax Rohmer’s “Fu Manchu” novels and created Shang-Chi as his beforehand unknown son. Fu Manchu was the racist, xenophobic personification of “Yellow Peril,” the Western concern that Asian immigrants would finally wipe out “white tradition” world wide.
Marvel used the lack of the rights to Rohmer’s creations as a possibility to ascertain a brand new backstory for Shang-Chi’s father that tried to distance the villain from his racist roots. Renamed “Zheng Zhu” in 2010’s “Secret Avengers” #8 the Grasp of Kung Fu’s father was now an immortal wizard who sought to overcome the world utilizing his huge prison cult, the 5 Weapons Society, which consisted of Zhu’s Orders of the Si-Fan, the Golden Daybreak, and the Hai Dai.
To meet his goals of worldwide conquest, Zu educated his son, Shang-Chi, from start to be the final word warrior. However when he despatched the lad on his first assassination mission, the younger martial artist returned and knowledgeable his father that he would foil Zhu’s plans to rule the world.
Thus betrayed, Zhu remained Shang-Chi’s largest enemy till his loss of life in “Grasp of Kung Fu #118” in 1982, although the character would make a number of temporary returns within the years that adopted.