Marvel’s Shang-Chi might not be one of the most popular superheroes when compared to some members of the Avengers, but his popularity is certainly increasing thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie that is coming out very soon. He is a very interesting character with rich lore and that is why we have decided to dedicate this article to part of that lore – Shang-Chi’s enemies.
This article is going to be a list of the 11 strongest (and, at the same time, best) Shang-Chi enemies, as they have appeared in the comics. They are going to be ranked from 11th to 1st, thus giving you an overview of Shang-Chi’s lore. You’re going to find out a bit about these characters and why we have ordered them as we have. Enjoy!
List of strongest Shang-Chi enemies
11. Celestial Order of the Si-Fan
Debut: Special Marvel Edition #15 (December, 1973)
We start off our list with an organization, one of Shang-Chi’s oldest foes. This organization has not had much impact later, but they are certainly a formidable foe that marked a phase in the evolution of Shang-Chi’s lore, which is why we decided to give them a spot on our list.
Alias: William Young, William Scott, Douglas Scott
Debut: Master of Kung Fu #29 (June 1975)
Razor-Fist is among Shang-Chi’s better known enemies. He is a formidable martial artist and fighter who has regularly challenged Shang-Chi, testing his abilities each and every time. This is why we decided to include him on our list.
9. Shadow Slasher
Alias: Xi Shan-Hao
Debut: Master of Kung Fu #98 (March, 1981)
Another secondary foe, Shadow Slasher is still formidable enough to land a spot on our list. He is an excellent martial artist and a character that really caused problems for Shang-Chi whenever they clashed.
Debut: Master of Kung Fu #37 (February, 1976)
Looking a bit like Mortal Kombat’s Goro, Darkstrider is one of Shang-Chi’s more bizarre enemies. Still, he is quite powerful and is an excellent fighter, which was enough for us to at least include him on this list.
7. Ghost Maker
Alias: Grigori Sovchenko
Debut: Master of Kung Fu #110 (March, 1982)
Ghostmaker is a very special character in a lot of aspects. He is exceptionally skilled, he has had excellent training and has enhanced physical abilities; along with that, he seems to have a very powerful healing factor. All of this combined makes him one of Shang-Chi’s most formidable foes.
6. Moving Shadow
Debut: Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #1 (November, 2002)
And while Moving Shadow is certainly one of Shang-Chi’s lesser known enemies, he is a truly great martial artist and his skills have been enough to put him on this exact place of our list.
5. Midnight Sun
Debut: Marvel Special Edition #16 (February 1974)
As many of Shang-Chi’s other enemies, Midnight Sun is somehow related to Fu Manchu. He is a great fighter with many special powers whose story really had an impact on the evolution of Shang-Chi’s lore, which explains why we placed him on spot number five.
4. Cursed Lotus
Alias: Fah Lo Suee, Zheng Bao Yu
Debut: Master of Kung Fu #26 (March 1975)
Being Fu Manchu’s daughter, Cursed Lotus certainly is a very important character from Shang-Chi’s fictional lore. She is a great fighter who inherited and learned some of her father’s skills, making her a very deadly opponent. This explains why we put her on the fourth place of our list.
3. Mister Negative
Alias: Martin Li
Debut: Free Comic Book Day: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (May 2007)
This character is better known as an enemy of Spider-Man, but with Shang-Chi becoming a bigger player in Marvel’s slate, Mister Negative also became associated with him, becoming one of his more important enemies. Since Mister Negative has proven his powers as Spider-Man’s foe, it is clear why we gave him such a high spot on our list.
Alias: Gene Khan, Zhang Tong, Tem Borjigin
Debut: Tales of Suspense #50 (February 1964)
The Mandarin might be better known as Iron Man’s enemy, but after Fu Manchu has been “archived” due to racial controversies, he has become a relatively important character from Shang-Chi’s lore and knowing how powerful he actually is, it is quite obvious why we gave him such a high spot on our list.
1. Fu Manchu (Zheng Zu)
Alias: Zheng Zu
Debut: Special Marvel Edition #15 (December 1973)
Fu Manchu is absolutely the most important character from Shang-Chi’s lore after Shang-Chi himself. He has a longstanding tradition and was the character’s main enemy for years, before he was labeled controversial and heavily edited due to being a racial stereotype. Still, Fu Manchu’s legacy is too important for us to not list him on top of our list.