Created By: Dragonmouth on April 17, 2012

Magical Asian

Wise Asian mentor often with superhuman abilities.

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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.

Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • April 17, 2012
    I don't remember it much, but I think the master from The Karate Kid qualified.
  • April 17, 2012
    Pai-Mei from Kill Bill
  • April 17, 2012
    What of Bruce Lee's character is to Mike Longstreet? BL taught his martial art on-screen in the 70s show - Longstreet.
  • April 18, 2012
  • April 19, 2012
    • The Destroyer series. Chiun is a Korean who is the Master of Sinanju, which is the sun source (original) martial art and the basis for all other martial arts. He teaches his knowledge to the other protagonist, Remo Williams.