Resurrect Your Darkstalkers Knowledge Pt 5

Feb 09, 2013 // ComboFiend

It’s Friday and with that comes the resurrection of two more characters. Half Vampire, Half Human all Darkstalker slayer Donovan is up first followed by the Chinese Zombie weapon expert Hsien-Ko. Follow the jump to see some hi-res artwork, each character’s biography, their respect movelist videos as well as a character strategy video by none other than our very own Derek Neal and Andrew Schnorr.


Donovan Biography

Donovan Baine is a Dhampir, the offspring of an affair between a vampire male and a human female. His true origin is a mystery, however, it is known that he was shunned as a child for his tainted blood. One day, a terrible event, which involved him, occurred resulting in the death of everyone in the village, including his mother. For years he’s wandered the world following the teachings of Buddhism in an attempt to control his massive power, as well as his inner turmoil. Along his journey he has learned many things, and eventually came into possession of a gigantic magical sword known as Dhylec. This sword has the unique ability to channel the spirits of various elementals and gods to harness their power. Combined with his powerful telekinetic abilities, strength, mental discipline, as well as the spirit beads worn around his body, Donovan becomes a force of justice feared by all evil.

Donovan Movelist Video

Donovan Strategy Video

Hsien-Ko Biography

 Hsien-Ko was born in the 1730s, along with a twin named Mei-Ling, both of the family Shao. During this time, ghosts and spirits of the dead arose from their resting places and attacked a rural Chinese village. After their mother was killed by a powerful demon (said to be Pyron), she and her sister decided to use “Tensei-no-Jutsu” to save her. They use a prohibited technique, “Igyo Tenshin-no-Jutsu”, and fought to release their mother’s soul from the dark. This turned the twins into a jiÄngshÄ«, a type of Chinese zombie. This gives them unusual abilities which they use to fight. Mei-Ling is actually the fú (“ward-paper”) on Hsien-ko’s hat. Hsien-ko’s powers cannot be fully controlled unless Mei-Ling does so herself, when she becomes the ward-paper. If she separates from Hsien-ko, many of Hsien-Ko’s abilities no longer work, so they essentially fight as one. Hsien-Ko is the “body”, and Mei-Ling the “mind”.

Hsien-Ko Movelist Video

Hsien-Ko Strategy Video