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Lotus Shinchuko
"The Sons of the Tiger"
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
#8 (Jan 1975)
Created by Bill Mantlo
George Pérez
In-story information
Team affiliations Sons of the Tiger

Lotus Shinchuko is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history

Lotus Shinchuko first appeared in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #8-10 (January–March 1975), and was created by Bill Mantlo and George Pérez.

The character subsequently appears in The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #13-14 (June–July 1975), #16-17 (September–October 1975), Marvel Team-Up #40 (December 1975), The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19-20 (December 1975-January 1976), #22-24 (March–May 1976), #26 (July 1976), #29-30 (October–November 1976), #32 (January 1977), Power Man and Iron Fist #65 (October 1980), #74 (October 1981), and House of M: Avengers #2-4 (February–March 2008).

Lotus Shinchuko appeared as part of the "Sons of the Tiger" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #12.

Fictional character biography

Lotus Shinchuko mysteriously appeared just in time to assist the Sons of the Tiger in defeating the Silent Ones, who had killed their sensei. She explained to them that she had been enslaved to the Silent Ones, but broke free of their control to help the Sons. She renounced the Silent Ones and joined with the Sons of the Tiger, settling with them in New York City. Lotus became romantically involved with one of their members, Bob Diamond. While on an evening stroll through Central Park with Bob, Lotus still proved to be under the Silent Ones’ control when she suddenly attacked him. The other Sons intervened, and Lin Sun was able to discover a device attached to her neck controlling her, and removed it.

After a while, Lotus began to draw away from Bob Diamond and became closer to Lin Sun. This angered Bob, and the Sons broke out into a fight. The group broke up, and Bob left the team to become an actor. Lotus remained with Lin Sun and Abe Brown, maintaining the Sons’ martial arts school. During the Secret War, Lotus was seen working with Lin Sun and Abe as bodyguards for Luke Cage after he was injured by Diamondback.

Other versions

House of M

Lotus appears in the House of M as one of Luke Cage's Avengers. She flirts with Moon Knight. She joins Luke in his fight against the Brotherhood. When the Sentinels attack after Wolverine gains his memory back, she is one of the few who are teleported out by Cloak.