"Don't call me the living dead. Don't you know what scares me?"
For a more in-depth history of Hsien-Ko, see Hsien-Ko (extended). [contains spoilers]
Born in 1730, Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling call the sprawling land of China their home. Though they are young and innocent, their lives quickly fill with darkness and tragedy with the death of their mother at the hands of an unknown Darkstalker. The two girls, orphaned, angered and heartbroken, set out to find whoever is responsible for their mother's murder, but their search is cut short as they're struck down by a dark force. As they lie dying, each makes a vow. One swears to find and free the spirit of their mother, while the other pledges to hunt down the powers of the night and destroy all the Darkstalkers. With these words, their life force slips from their bodies, and a new quest begins. They're reborn as Chinese ghosts, and given strange powers that allow them to carry out their vows. However, their time to do this is not infinite. Hsien-Ko and her sister are slowly becoming the very things they hunt, and if they are to free their mother and bring down the beasts of the night, they must do so before the last tendrils of what they were in life vanish.
In her fights, Hsien-Ko is able to pull a wide and wild assortment of objects from the baggy sleeves of her elaborate costume. Weights, spiked balls, blades and even explosives can all be called up to strike down those confronting her. Yet despite the seemingly hampering oversized outfit and stiff body movements, she is able to swiftly move her young spectral form to both avoid attacks and get the drop on her opponents. It's these unorthodox abilities that keep her foes off-balance, making them easier for her to best.
But will she and her sister be able to fulfill their centuries-old vows before the darkness claims what remains of their humanity?
Selected game appearances
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1995)
- Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997)
- Vampire Savior: Jedah's Damnation (1997)
- Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (1997)
- GameFan Books - "Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge" guide
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge instruction manual