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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Liang Xih-k'ai
of the Global Guardians


Liang Xih-k'ai, better known as "Thunderlord," is a super-hero in the DC Comics Universe. He was a member of the Global Guardians.

Thunderlord was overtly identified as a Buddhist monk.

From: "Thunderlord" page on Wikipedia website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderlord; viewed 12 June 2006):

Thunderlord is the name of a DC Comics superhero... Liang Xih-k'ai is a Buddhist monk who uses his voice like a soundwave. He helped the Black Canary dismantle a bomb on the island of Taiwan. Later on, he assisted the brothers Thunder and Lightning in Vietnam during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Thunderlord joined the other Global Guardians as pawns of the Queen Bee. He remained loyal to the Queen until she was killed by the Justice League. Like the other brainwashed Global Guardians, Thunderlord rejoined the Global Guardians, but he died at the hands of Fain Y'onia.

memorial for deceased Global Guardians


From: "Banned for using this nic" thread began 4 Apri 1999 in rec.arts.comics.dc.universe newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/browse_thread/thread/f38288dc4e56542/8a873a0a53da3d0d; viewed 12 June 2006)
From: Robert Justus
Date: Mon, Apr 5 1999 12:00 am

To keep this on topic (sorta), why are most heroes not as religious as they could be? ...the only really religious person that's sane that I recall in DCU is Huntress, and I guess Wonder Woman... Anyone else...?

From: David!
Date: Wed, Apr 21 1999 12:00 am

Black Lightning is a Christian, I believe...

Then there's Maya, a Hindu, and wasn't Thunderlord a Buddhist?

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