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Creator / Yuen Biao

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"I may not be as famous as Jackie Chan or Sammo Hung, but I can be sexier than either of them!"

If Jackie Chan is the Jack-of-All-Stats and Sammo Hung is the Mighty Glacier, Yuen Biao is the Fragile Speedster.

The third and often overlooked member of the three dragons of Hong Kong kung-fu cinema, Yuen Biao (元彪, born 夏令震 (Xià Lìng-Zhèn, "Hsia Ling-Jun") in 26 July 1957 in Hong Kong) is the sixth child of his family. Trained in the Peking Opera School The China Drama Academy since age six, Yuen Biao would later become a cinematic legend in martial arts films, his acrobatic talents makes him a favorite choice in Hong Kong action cinema.

According to Jackie Chan's autobiography, when Yuen was first asked by his teacher to perform a backflip, Yuen (then barely 10 years of age) did a proper backflip on his very first try.


Tropes relating to this performer:

  • Badass Adorable: In his earlier roles, but most notably The Prodigal Son.
  • Beauty Mark: A rare male example, his mole on his cheek sticks out and can be seen a mile away.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of his roles are like this.
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His name, Biao, means "Little Tiger". Most people, even hardcore fans of 80s kung fu cinema, is totally unaware of his real name Hsia Ling-Jun. note 
  • The Runt at the End: Third member of the Three Dragons trio after Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. Bronze ain't bad though.


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