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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.
  • 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.

Yuen Biao's notable films: