Fin Fang Foom
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Growth: Fin Fang Foom can increase it size up to Shift-Z.
Claws: Remarkable edge
Resistances: Shift-X vs physical, fire, disease and Acid, Monstrous vs other natural energies such as electricity and sonics, Amazing vs Dimensional energies/magics.
Acid Cloud: He can expel an acid cload that covers up to 3 areas and inflicts Incredible damage or Amazing vs metal.
Tail: Fin Fang Foom can inflict up to Shift-X blunt damage with it’s tail
Telepathy: Fin Fang Foom can detect lies or charm if it’s makes eye contact with any living creature. A Monstrous Psyche FEAT is permitted to resist the effect.
Winged Flight: Typical
Fin Fang Foom is vulnerable to certain poisonous herbs and potions, against with he has no resistance.
Fin Fang Foom is a gigantic dragon, approximately 15 stories tall whose origin is unknown but who is known to have lived in ancient China. Fin Fang Foom is a sentient being and has been depicted as capable of speech, although it is more likely that it actually communicates telepathically.
Fin Fang Foom’s first recorded appearance in modern times took place nearly 30 years ago. Chan Liu-chow, the son of a Chinese father and an American mother, was a student of ancient Chinese history and legends living on the island of Taiwan. Taiwan, also known as Formosa, was the last major outpost of the Chinese Nationalist government, which had been overthrown on mainland China in its Communist Revolution. Chan’s father was fervidly opposed to Communism and was angered by his son’s refusal to join the Chinese Nationalist Army which he hoped would oppose the mainland government.
Chan, however, secretly had his own plan for battling the Chinese Communists, who were then preparing an invasion force to conquer Taiwan. He had read the legends of Fin Fang Foom and believed that the monster was real. Chan went to mainland China in a small sailboat and made his way to a crypt guarded by a primitive tribe who were unaware that it was the entryway to a tunnel leading to the dragon’s lair. Chan entered the crypt and found a tunnel that lead under the Great Wall of China to the enormous cavern in which Fin Fang Foom slept. Apparently, the dragon had been sleeping there for centuries, presumably having been cast into unending sleep by a certain herb. Having read about them in an ancient manuscript, Chan had brought samples of both this herb and another which, when brushed against the dragon’s lips, could awaken the creature. Chan used the herb to wake Fin Fang Foom but then announced his intention to put him to sleep again. Enraged, the dragon pursued Chan, who fled on horseback, leading the monster to the coast, where the Communist invasion force was massed. Fin Fang Foom wreaked havoc, destroying the invasion force in his furious effort to find and kill Chan. His mission thus accomplished, Chan returned to the crypt with Fin Fang Foom close behind. Back within the dragon’s lair, Chan managed to brush the dragon’s lips with the herb that cast him again into a deep slumber. Chan returned to Taiwan and eventually emigrated to the United States.
Years later, Fin Fang Foom awoke once more, and aided the monstrous It, the Living Colossus in defeating the invasion force of the alien Stonians, also known as the Gargoyles of Stonus V. Having driven off the aliens, Fin Fang Foom returned to his lair in China.
More recently, Fin Fang Foom was awakened by the villain Mandarin so that he would be used as the Mandarin’s pawn. The Mandarin was opposed by the hero Iron Man, who defeated Fin Fang Foom by linking his armor’s systems with the Mandarin’s power rings, effectively atomizing the dragon. Iron Man believed the creature dead, but he somehow survived and regenerated. He later made his way to the United States, where he was opposed by the adventurers known as the Legion of Night, including Chan Liu-Chow.
Somehow, Fin Fang Foom had become tied to a small jade statue of a dragon, which ended up in an Asian curio shop in Seattle, Washington. At the pawn shop was Billy Yuan, and Fin Fang Foom sensed his desire to help his comatose sister and used this to prompt Yuan into stealing the statue. The statue wrapped itself around Yuan’s arm, merging the dragon’s essence with the man and turning Yuan into a hulking man-dragon hybrid. Yuan used this new body to begin committing crimes, but was stopped by Iron Man. Fin Fang Foom then assumed control of Yuan’s body, merging with hundreds of vermin transformed into lizards, ultimately becoming the 150 foot Fin Fang Foom in form and power.
Fin Fang Foom began fighting two battles: one against Iron Man and the other against Yuan whose mind wrestled for control over the dragon’s body. Unknown to Iron Man, Yuan defeated the dragon by seizing control of its body long enough to hold for Iron Man’s final blow. Yuan’s consciousness died, and the dragon was rendered unconscious. Iron Man helped remand the dragon into custody of the U.S. Navy, only to find that the Navy subcontracted the job for holding the dragon to Sunset Bain, a.k.a. Iron Man’s enemy Madame Menace.