tigerofcachtice wrote: »
Thanks for that further insight, it's actually interesting to me, the creative direction.
Also, DISCLAIMER - As a Chinese guy, I DON'T find the Cult of the Red Banner offensive. I find it tacky.
But many things in CO are tacky or campy or both. I reckoned this was Big Trouble in Little China-like.
What's the alternative? Well, just 1 idea, make them Hong Kong cinema 2-pistol John Woo-style instead.
(In other words, still playing to popular media stereotypes, but at least it's more up to date.)
But I think this happens in all comic things. Like in The Wolverine, Japan was more like a tacky Japanland.
Thus, what you guys told me, it really gave me a deeper appreciation of the Champions setting.
bulgarex wrote: »
The Tournament of the Dragon is a great and ancient martial arts competition, held every sixty years, to choose the mightiest warrior in the world as champion to face the Death Dragon in personal combat. If the champion wins, the Death Dragon is bound from entering the material world for another six decades (and the home nation of the champion becomes pre-eminent on Earth over that period.) If he/she loses, the Death Dragon is free to wreak havoc across the world, until the next tournament can be held. The Cult of the Red Banner seeks to free the Death Dragon from its bonds permanently.
BTW according to Champions lore, the last victor in the Tournament was one James Harmon I, of the United States.
bricedaury wrote: »
Have they ever made any mention of the Dragon in relation to Nama? One's Dragon, the other's Snake, maybe their prehistories tie together somehow?