Magical Asian YKTTW Discussion
Wise Asian mentor often with superhuman abilities.
A wise Asian mentor to a usually white character. The Magical Asian, like the Magical Negro or Magical Native American, exists to dispense lessons to white characters using the wisdom of his people. He will usually be a kung-fu master, a practitioner of traditional Asian medicine, or a sage of some Eastern religion. He will often (but not always) be so highly skilled in his art that it will appear superhuman. Kung-fu masters will be excellent fighters, the medicine-men will be able to easily diagnose and cure any illness, and the sage will be enlightened with some kind of extra-sensory ability. He will speak in proverbs Koans. He will often be referred to sensei, sifu, or master. Often overlaps with Old Master. Examples: