The Celestial Order of the Si-Fan was an ancient secret society, the most sinister secret society that existed. A world-wide invisible empire, that was born in Asia, and spread its tentacles to the four corners of the Earth. It had its fingers in both legitimate businesses and criminal enterprises, and its goal was global domination/conquest. Since the late 19th century, it had pledged its allegiance to Fu Manchu.
Si-Fan has had bases in a wide variety of locations, including China, South America, the United States of America, in Earth's orbit, Africa, and in the Arctic region. In addition to rank-n-file members of the Si-Fan, they have also had high-tech commandos, assassins, martial arts masters, and cybernetically-enhanced ninjas. It possessed a globe-spanning army of highly-trained assassins. Compared to these masters of death, the professional killers of the underworld were novices. The branches of the Si-Fan were organized as Tongs (Lodges), each of which was headed by a Dragonhead or Shan Chu (Lodgemaster).
Since the day that Fu Manchu has led the Si-Fan, they have focused on one overriding goal in his service, global domination via mind control of political leaders, bringing about a global apocalypse, or simple terror. The first major operation involved controlling the minds of the representatives of the League of Nations in 1933. After World War 2, Si-Fan kidnapped and brainwashed the UN representatives of the United States and China to get them to go to war with each other. Afterwards, Si-Fan executed Fu Manchu's boldest operation ever, the attempt to knock the Moon out of its orbit to bring about natural disasters throughout the Earth.
Upon the return of Fu Manchu, who had been thought dead, the Si-Fan working with other secret societies kidnapped and brainwashed UN representatives and caused global panic using fake UFOs with genetically-engineered "aliens" with the goal of bringing about World War 3. Si-Fan guards were present at Fu Manchu's fortress in China, when Shang-Chi assaulted the base to confront Fu Manchu but where unable to prevent its destruction or the apparent death of Fu Manchu. Later they defended Shang-Chi's mother when she confronted him about letting Fu Manchu died and shamed him.
Years later, Shang-Chi took temporary control of the Si-Fan and they agreed to stop being assassins until Fu Manchu returned. Upon the return of Fu Manchu, the Si-Fan were involved in the operation to use the Hellfire lightning weapon to destroy population centers and blackmail the world. Whenever Fu-Manchu was thought dead, the Si-Fan or factions of it was led by his daughter Fah Lo Suee, the crime boss Tiger-Claw, the MI-6 agent Leiko Wu, and more recently the Kingpin.
Equipment: Cybernetics, mind control devices, orbiting satellite,
Transportation: space station, jetpacks, space shuttle, "UFOs"(submersible aerial vehicles), submarine, dragon airship, stealth aircraft,
Weapons: Nuclear weapons, chemical warfare agent, directed energy cannons, stealth bombers, lightning weapon, giant mutated arthropods (e.g. spiders, praying mantis, scorpions), high-tech firearms (comparable to Hydra or S.H.I.E.L.D.), mutated human-animal hybrids.
- In Chinese culture, Tongs are the "Lodges" (Meeting Hall) and it's Shan Chu (aka, the Dragonhead) is the Lodgemaster.
- 26 Celestial Order of the Si-Fan (Earth-616) Members
- 57 Appearances of Celestial Order of the Si-Fan (Earth-616)
- Minor Appearances of Celestial Order of the Si-Fan (Earth-616)
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- 10 Images that include Celestial Order of the Si-Fan (Earth-616)
- Organization Gallery: Celestial Order of the Si-Fan (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Marvel Atlas #2; Egypt's entry
- Master of Kung Fu #27
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- Master of Kung Fu #52
- Master of Kung Fu: Bleeding Black #1
- X-Men Vol 2 #63
- Special Marvel Edition #15
- Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #2
- Master of Kung Fu #21
- Master of Kung Fu #47
- Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #4
- Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu #6
- Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1
- Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #4
- Master of Kung Fu #81
- Kung Fu Special #1
- Master of Kung Fu #49-50
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