Today's #CharacterOftheDay - Luke Cage!
- 🔶Born and raised in Harlem, Carl Lucas spent his youth in a gang called the Bloods. With his friend Willis Stryker, he fought the rival gang the Diablos and committed petty thefts, often on behalf of deformed crimelord Sonny Caputo. When Stryker's girlfriend, Reva Connors, broke up with him, she sought solace from Lucas. Convinced that Lucas was responsible for the breakup, Stryker planted heroin in Lucas's apartment and tipped off the police. Lucas was arrested and sent to prison. 🔶Eventually transferred to Seagate Prison, he became the favorite target of sadistic guard Albert Rackham, whose brutality ultimately led to a demotion that he blamed on Lucas. Later, research scientist Dr. Noah Burstein recruited Lucas as a volunteer for experimental cell regeneration based on a variant of the Super-Soldier process. Burstein immersed Lucas in an electrical field conducted by an organic chemical compound; when he left Lucas unattended, Rackham misused the experiment's controls, hoping to kill Lucas. Lucas's treatment was accelerated past its intent, inducing body-wide enhancement that gave him superhuman strength and durability. He used his new power to escape Seagate and made his way back to New York. Adopting the alias Luke Cage and donning a distinctive costume, he launched a career as a Hero for Hire, helping anyone who could meet his price. 🔶Cage is superhumanly strong, able to lift approximately 25 tons and punch through barriers as thick as four-inch steel plate. His skin is steel-hard and his muscles and bone tissue super-dense; he can withstand conventional handgun fire and cannot be cut by the sharpest of blades. Cage is a self-taught hand-to-hand combatant with years of street fighting experience; he is also a superb athlete despite his great height and weight. He is self-educated in the law and speaks several languages.
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I despise you father- for many reasons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
For teaching me profound wisdom, but only so that you could manipulate my mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
For instructing me in skills of self-defense, all the while planning to shape me into a living weapon.
For instilling in me an inner calm you hoped to channel into external violence.
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But I despise you, my father, for one reason more than any other.
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For corrupting a son's love- into hatred of his own father.
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Shang-Chi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
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79Kg ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ╟ Background ╢
Shang-Chi is the son of Zheng Zu, immortal crimelord and sorcerer. Shang was raised from birth to be his father's greatest assassin. Though Shang was manipulated into believing his father was a righteous man and when he was old enough, Shang was sent out to assassinate a rival of his father's. Though the young Kung-Fu master later came to regret his decision when he learned of the truth, that the man he killed wanted to usurp his father's criminal empire. Abandoning his father and his life in Hu'nan and vowing to stop Zheng Zu and where ever his evil may be found. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀╟ Psychological Profile ╢
Shang-Chi is a very disciplined fighter and even more a disciplined man. Never letting emotions get the better of him and in any situation, no matter how dire, he still remains calm and collected. Though even if that is the case, he holds a lot of resentment towards his father for his deciet and the suffering he has caused on others.
To The Limit is Joan Armatrading's fifth studio album, and also her third and final one with producer Glyn Johns (yep, the same from last night's Eric Clapton, and I swear this was coincidence). This was one of her better known albums, and a few of them re-appeared on compilations later on. Relaxing with Joan we have Misty Knight, reluctantly relaxing and doing the good ol' "Netflix and Hope Someone Hires Me For a Kill". #joanarmatrading#tothelimit#aandmrecords#glynjohns#marvel#marvellegends#mistyknight#heroesforhire
Twenty/thirteen days to Infinity War, and the fourteenth Avenger is the Black Knight! A descendant of the original Black Knight from Camelot, Dane Whitman inherited his ancestor's weapons and title after his uncle had used them for ill gain. His uncle had been a member of the original Masters of Evil under Baron Zemo, and when he was mortally wounded after a battle with the Iron Man, Dane was summoned to his uncle's side. He confessed his crimes to Dame, and exhorted him to use these items for good, to honour their legacy. The Black Knight, with his winged horse (he's had a couple, all named after Tolkien characters/locations), has been a member of the Avengers, the Defenders, and the Heroes for Hire. He even once served as the leader of the Avengers, after Captain America quit the team in disgust. So probably not the best way to run the show, but he still did it. So huzzah for the Black Knight! #InfinityWar#BlackKnight#Avengers#Defenders#HeroesforHire#MI13#MastersofEvil#AvengersAssemble#ThirteenDays