Mystic Martial Artist, and half of the Tao!
Superhuman-level martial arts abilities, focused on ‘soft-style’ kung fu. Includes Fast Reactions and Affinity. Fighting is only Super when within 10m of Yang. Low-level Regeneration. Skill at stealth as well as fighting.
Possesses Elemental Control: Yin, and several abilities, including Obscure, Boost and Environmental Control.
Derek and Cathy Yi were on an adventure vacation in the Himalayas when their group was attacked by strange demons who caused people’s flesh to spontaneously combust. The couple would have been killed, except for the intervention of a hermit who drove the monsters off.
The hermit turned out to be a Taoist immortal and alchemist, who healed their wounds. When the demons’ master attacked the immortal, however, the Yis were once again wounded in the fight. They attempted to save themselves using the alchemist’s draught of immortality, but were not spiritually refined enough.
When their blood mingled on the floor, however, their combined essence was enough to trigger the potion, turning them into chi-fueled powerhouses. They defeated the Lord of the Hell of Burning-Off Flesh, and then returned to Gateway City, where they have become the defenders of Chinatown.
Cathy is a flexible-minded but independent woman. While often mistaken for the subservient Chinese wife, she is instead a person who understands how to balance her own needs against the demands of the world. A nurse by profession, she is compassionate and devoted to the betterment of society.