The spirit of the Tortoise takes up residence within a Chinese man who ultimately settles in San Incendio's Chinatown, running a grocery store, marrying Hua and raising their son Hank. After Hua's life is saved by the super hero Anchor of Justice, she resolves to turn Hank into a super hero.
Golden Man of Bravery [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Red Center
Hua tries to arrange "accidents" whereby Hank might gain super powers; he only winds up with skin which becomes very pink when wet. After learning to fight from his uncle Wun Too, Hank goes on his first costumed patrol as the Golden Man of Bravery, with his mother driving him in a borrowed car. Hank tries to save Red Center from two mashers, not realizing she's a capable fighter and in no danger.
Golden Man of Bravery [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Mock Beak; Anchor of Justice; Tortoise; Detective Lawful
After the Tong leader Mock Beak robs a jade necklace from his father, Hank fights the Tongs to get the necklace back, but because he didn't wear a mask, Mock Beak recognizes Hank and murders his father in retaliation. At his father's funeral, Hank is contacted by the Tortoise, who asks to take up residence in Hank's shadow as he did his father's; in return, Tortoise grants Hank one wish - which is that Hank will never be shot.
Hank discovers bullets now dodge around him thanks to his bargain with the Tortoise. Although Hua no longer believes he should be a super hero, he redesigns his costume and begins a new identity as the Green Turtle. To begin, he sets off to the casino base of Mock Beak's master, Ten Grand, located within Coolie Hat Rock.
Green Turtle [Hank Chu]; Hua Chu; Wun Too; Tortoise; Big Cookie; Red Center; Green Fortune; White Square; Ten Grand; Detective Lawful; Moe Bander
The Green Turtle encounters Red Center in Ten Grand's base, but he seemingly escapes with Ten Grand and delivers him to the police, only to learn this "Ten Grand" is a second-rate actor, Moe Bender. Later that night, Red Center confronts Hank at his home.
Green Turtle [Hank Chu]; Red Center; Tortoise; Green Fortune; White Square; Ten Grand; Big Cookie; Mock Beak; Wun Too; Hua Chu; Anchor of Justice; Uncle Useless; Dragon; Detective Lawful
Red Center relates how her father, Ten Grand, became supreme leader of the Tongs. She forces Green Turtle to fight Big Cookie and Mock Beak for the right to marry her and succeed Ten Grand; Mock Beak kills Big Cookie, whereupon Green Turtle tries to leave with Mock Beak as his prisoner. Ten Grand refuses and reveals in his shadow dwells Dragon, who granted his wish that all his fights would end with victory. Green Turtle exploits a loophole in that wish by passing on the fight and takes Mock Beak away. Soon after Ten Grand dies and Anchor of Justice invites Green Turtle to join the war effort.