Saturday, September 6, 2008

List Of Fictional Filipinos in Media

List of Fictional Filipinos in media like Video games,TV series, comics and movies...

(Soul Calibur II, III)

n the Village of the Wind Deity (Nayong Anito ng Hangin), there lived a tribe of people who could control the winds. Talim was the granddaughter of this village's elder, Kalana, and daughter of its shaman, Lidi.[2] Due to turmoil caused by the influences of Spanish and Portuguese culture, she was reared to be its last priestess (Babaylan).

Talim could mean 'sharp', 'blade' or 'the tip' of something sharp in Tagalog.

Jose Astrada (Front Mission 3)

Age: 35
Nationality: OCU Philippines
Occupation: OCU Philippines Navy Sniper
Starting Wanzer: Pare Paw 1
Specialities: Rifle

Possibly the character with the most unfortunate background, Jose quit obeying orders after mistakenly killing his wife during a mission and was convicted for insubordination. Swearing never to take up arms again, he was forced to pilot a Wanzer one last time during the attack on OCU Taal Base (built on the site of the real-life Taal Volcano). Jose can be recruited in Emma's story if the player chooses the option of climbing the mountain. He will join the unit after the escape from Taal Base. However, he will be an enemy character if the player chooses to go inside the mountain.

Pham Luis (Front Mission 3)

Age: 17
Nationality: OCU Philippines (she lives in the PLF occupied zone)
Occupation: Anti-government guerilla
Starting Wanzer: Zeros
Specialities: Melee

A spoiled, but kind of likeable daughter of one of the richest families of the Philippines, Pham joined to the PLF (Philippines Liberation Front), an organization sworn to separate the country from the OCU. Although her character is undesirable at the beginning, she gradually becomes more serious and responsible and decides to go with Kazuki's team after the incident at Taal Base ends.

Grail (WildStorm)

Real Name: Salvador Joel Alonday
Known Aliases: Grail
First Appearance: WildC.A.T.S. #2 Vol 1
Group Affiliation: Wetworks, Team 7
Abilities: Linked to Symbiote (Enhanced Strength, Enhanced Agility, Invulnerability), Generate Chi-Powered Rods, Disintegrate Organic Matter.

Joel Alonday joined the Philippine's Army Scout Rangers as soon as he became old enough to be eligible, quickly being promoted to the rank of Major. During a joint U.S./Philippines drug bust operation he met Colonel Jackson Dane, who was so impressed by Joel's performance that Grail became one of his first choices for membership in the new Team-7.

Juan Rico (starship troopers)

Juan "Johnny" Rico is a fictional character from Robert A. Heinlein's book Starship Troopers. He was the son of a wealthy Filipino family who joined the Terran Mobile Infantry almost on impulse and over his parents' objections. He was sent to boot camp "Arthur Currie" with 2008 other recruits, and graduated as one of the 187 still enlisted. He was assigned as a Private to Company K, Third Regiment, First M.I. Division, or "Willie's Wildcats" on the transport corvette the Valley Forge.

Kato (The Green Hornet)

Kato was a skilled driver, mechanic and fighter in all versions of the story, with the creations of both the special automobile, the Black Beauty, and the Hornet's trademark sleeping gas and the gun that delivered it attributed to him. In the television series he also became an expert in martial arts.

A long standing urban legend maintained that the switch from one to the other occurred immediately after the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, but this is simply not so. In recent years, there has been a growing but equally erroneous belief that Kato was initially said to be a Filipino of Japanese ancestry. The fact is that he was first said to be Japanese, then by 1940 nothing more specific than "Oriental," and eventually Filipino.

Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek)

The fictional character Hikaru Sulu was born in San Francisco, half Japanese and half Filipino. He was shown as the USS Enterprise's staff physicist.

Sulu's last name was taken from the Sulu Sea, as Roddenberry envisioned Sulu to be representative of all of Asia.

The name "Sulu" is not only not a Japanese name but also impossible to render identically in Japanese (the katakana for the name comes out as "Suuruu", and even as "Suru" kanji for use as a person's name are impossible). This is a moot point, however, as in English the character is half Filipino and so his surname can be thought to have come from that side of his family.


Energy absorption and projection
Superhuman physical attributes
Ability to instinctively know present location
Skilled marksman and hand-to-hand fighter

Bishop (Lucas Bishop), is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. Created by writer John Byrne, artist Whilce Portacio and artist/co-plotter Jim Lee.

“It is undeniable that when it was revealed to Filipinos in the Philippines that Whilce Portacio, who was then just coming off X-Factor and has just created Bishop for the X-Men, was in fact Filipino, it served as a kind of trigger that inspired many others to follow in his footsteps."

He was born in Tondo, an impoverished district of Manila.



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