Personal Info:
Real Name: Ch'i-Lin
Also Known As: The Beast
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Immortal Iron Fist Vol.1 #17 (2008) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Zhou Cheng
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Iron Fist and Lei Kung
Creators: Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman
Enhanced Abilities: The Ch'i-Lin has superhuman strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability.
Invulnerability: The Ch'i-Lin has a degree of resistance to physical and energy attacks.
Teeth and Claws: The Ch'i-Lin in its original form has razor sharp fangs and claws.
Spirit Transfer: The Ch'i-Lin can transfer its spirit and powers into a host and grant them various abilities, said host can emit flames from his mouth and take mental control of human beings. Both the Ch'i-Lin and its host are spiritual predators; through the union with their master, the hosting beings are able to absorb and metabolize Chi from targeted Iron Fists feeding the parasitic being inside of them. The servant of the creature is functionally immortal.
The Ch'i-Lin is a mystical beast that hungers for the life force of the dragon Shou-Lao and has been claiming the lives of every Iron Fist when they turn thirty-three. The Ch'i-Lin projects his spirit and energy into his loyal servant named Zhou Cheng that provides him extraordinary abilities. Zhou Cheng killed the Iron Fist, Kwai Jun-Fan in 1878 and the Ch'i-Lin used his body as a portal to attack the city of Kun-Lun. Ch'i'Lin was opposed by Lei Kung and an army of soldiers but the beast reached the mouth of the cave for its search of the dragon's egg. Lei Kung severed the lower jaw of the Ch'i-Lin to prevent it from consuming the egg. The Ch'i-Lin disappeared and Lei Kung knew the demon would eventually return.
The Ch'i-Lin and his servant, Zhou Cheng went after Orson Randall as the Iron Fist in 1934 but he was able to elude capture and death by dampening his chi with the use of heroin. Seventy-Five years later, Danny Rand was the new Iron Fist and Ch'i-Lin sent his servant Zhou Cheng to claim his heart on his thirty-third birthday.
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