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Fu Manchu by GENZOMAN Fu Manchu by GENZOMAN
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Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century. The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television, radio, comic strips, and comic books for over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal genius while lending the name to the Fu Manchu moustache. Supervillain Fu Manchu's murderous plots are marked by the extensive use of arcane methods; he disdains guns or explosives, preferring dacoits, thuggees, and members of other secret societies as his agents armed with knives, or using "pythons and cobras ... fungi and my tiny allies, the bacilli ... my black spiders" and other peculiar animals or natural chemical weapons.  In the 1933 novel, The Bride of Fu Manchu, Fu Manchu claims to hold doctorates from four Western universities. In the 1959 novel, Emperor Fu Manchu, he reveals he attended Heidelberg University, the Sorbonne, and the University of Edinburgh (in the film The Mask of Fu Manchu, on the other hand, he states proudly that "I am a doctor of philosophy from Edinburgh, a doctor of law from Christ's College, a doctor of medicine from Harvard. My friends, out of courtesy, call me 'Doctor'"). At the time of their first encounter (1911), Dr. Petrie believed that Fu Manchu was around 70 years old. This would have placed Fu Manchu in the West studying for his first doctorate in the 1860s or 1870s.  According to Cay Van Ash, Rohmer's biographer and former assistant who became the first author to continue the series after Rohmer's death, "Fu Manchu" was a title of honour, which meant "the Warlike Manchu". Van Ash speculates that Fu Manchu had been a member of the imperial family of China who backed the losing side in the Boxer Rebellion. In the earliest books, Fu Manchu is an agent of the secret society, the Si-Fan, and acts as the mastermind behind a wave of assassinations targeting Western imperialists. In later books, he vies for control of the Si-Fan, which is more concerned with routing fascist dictators and halting the spread of communism. The Si-Fan is largely funded through criminal activities, particularly the drug trade and human trafficking ("white slavery"). Dr. Fu Manchu has extended his already considerable lifespan by use of the elixir of life, a formula he spent decades trying to perfect.
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Very cool style, colours, and scene/character!
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Madgahst Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
I love it 
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kallyous Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Awesome both the art and this character! :D
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astrocitizen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
The inspiration for the likes of the Mandarin, Ra's al Ghul, and others.
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skullbloodscar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
mega increible lo e visto en una vez en un dibujo animado donde sale de un libro con otros iconos del terror y empiezan a bailar pero era de bugs bunny y el pato lucas:) (Smile) 
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Awesome
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Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic.
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moioflb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
That is one muscular Dr. Fu Manchu!!! Heart 
He is HOT and awesome! Although he plays underhandedly, darn it.  
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richardddragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Ah yes, the character Christopher Lee played in "Castle of Fu Manchu". Or, as I like to call it, "White Noise: The Movie"
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CrimsonParkDog Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh, that movie nearly broke Joel & da bots if I remember right, right?
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:iconrichardddragon:
richardddragon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
It only broke them because there was nothing to riff on because it was so damn boring....
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
He looks so cool
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Nice
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iatemypencils Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017   Digital Artist
neat piece with a retro fighter feel :)
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digitalSatyr23 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, I didn't realize how extensively that villain was used. Great depiction!
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AndronicusVII Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
One of my fav villains!  And it's an awesome picture too!
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DGold123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
cool~!
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Kergonan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I could see this depiction in the OtokoJuku manga.
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JS2080 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Cool.
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
I still wonder if this character had fallen into public domain.....
because I recall that MARVEL had used him as the biological father of their character Shang Chi The Master of Kung Fu.

Of course MARVEL has ret-conned so much though the years that I'm not sure if that's even cannon anymore either.
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NewEvilRising Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
YUGIOH?
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bigwags14775 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
I love how you bring fictional characters to life, they always look so amazing!

Speaking of which, I never bothered to learn much about Fu Manchu other than he was origin of the eponymous mustache. Might have to change that after reading your character bio, he sounds like a pretty interesting character.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work. :D
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
well done
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123forafurry Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
such satisfying shading
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trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
So, this is where the fu manchu stache was created. Some novels.
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Animefan-279 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Would you say that Christopher Lee was the best Fu Manchu?
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
of course! :)
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MangekkoJones Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to read his books.
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ArtFan69 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Great picture.
Fu is one of my favorite villains
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:iconchrlorez:
chrlorez Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
My favorite fake Nicolas Cage role.
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Awesome
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Blaireau-Garou Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
A Great role of Sir Christopher Lee
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Excellent artwork. I've been familiar with this type of criminal mastermind for years, but it's interesting to learn even a little more about him. : )
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh wow ... awesome work!  And thanks for the history lesson on such a fantastic villain ... :heart:
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Snowdog-zic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Awesome artwork.
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sakuraboy91 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Definitely has the evil mastermind vibe going on.
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Super neat the way this looks entirely! Liking the way this looks~
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Daggerhammer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Finally, some respect shown to the character! Excellent work!
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Fan01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Best. Mustache. Ever.
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impresionante trabajo!
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astrew Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
THIS IS MI MECCA JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
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Daro1234frog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
So cool QwQ
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fighterxaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Writer
I kinda want to see you draw The Shadow some day after seeing this.
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141188 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
The original "yellow threat" in all his glory. :D
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Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Fiendish! 
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Blitzgob Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
reminds me of a Street Fighter character^^
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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