(This actually started as an RPG http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg-9/cv-gangland-743678/ but it died before it ever got off the ground. So I finally found it and thought maybe I'd start a group, depending on interest, and revive a good idea...well I thought so anyways)
Born in 1892 in China, Wu Zhang immigrated to America with his parents in 1900 to California. His childhood was rough growing up in the mining areas; though the gold was mostly gone, silver was still there and that his how the Zhang's eked out a living. When the conditions and blatant racism had become too much, they moved to Chicago, while not as racist, they could only find work in laundries.
In 1915 a gang run by Diamond Jim Colosimo, tried to squeeze money from his parents. Wu beat them up using the kung-fu he'd learnt all his life, surprising the mainly pugilistic fighters of the time and sent them packing.
They returned and being unable to identify which "yellow bastard" beat them up, set fire to a large section of Chinatown killing Zhang's parents and dozens of others. The police did a sub-par job of investigating because, well they were only Chinese. A very angry Wu hit a police officer who ignored his accusations. The punch got Wu publicly beaten to with an inch of his life and then six years in County Jail, which could have easily ended in his execution.
Upon his release in 1924, Wu wanted revenge. But Colosimo had been shot and killed in 1920 when some Italian anarchists tried to blow up Wall Street. His leaderless gang had merged and become the Chicago Outfit, worse than the monsters that’d killed his family. Wu decided to take them out, but being Chinese infiltrating them was nigh on impossible. He went to an opium den to plot his revenge. Whether it was the fumes or the tea or the divine, Wu had a vision about a dragon, clearing the streets of Chicago with fire.
And so 9TH Dragon was born!
Using his kung-fu to deadly efficiency, plus playing on the white man's superstitions 9TH Dragon plagues the gangs burning their stills, firebombing their homes and looking for a way to take down Capone forever!
Real name: Wu Zhang
Abilities: Thirty years of kung-fu, Tri-lingual (Chinese/English/Italian)
Weapons: Modified Luger pistol with front drum magazine (8 bullets in the handle, 32 from the drum), smoke bombs, petrol bombs, fire breathing chemicals & igniters, firecrackers