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Fu Manchu

Fu Manchu is a fictional villain of Chinese origin in a series of novels by Sax Rohmer.

Fu Manchu has appeared as a villainous character in several motion pictures and cliffhanger serials over the years. There were a number made around 1930 including The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) and The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930). The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) featuring Boris Karloff is considered the best of those produced in the 1930s. The name was revived in a series starring Christopher Lee in the 1960s with The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967), and The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968). His last major film appearance was The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980).

He reappears as a minor character (but still a villain) in the comic book series Master of Kung-fu, from Marvel Comics. He is the (unnamed) criminal lord of Victorian "Limehouse" in Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.



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