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Shorter Wong is a character in Banana Fish and Ash Lynx's best friend. He was the previous leader of Chinatown's mafia and was succeeded by Sing Soo-Ling.

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AppearanceEdit

His most notable feature is a large purple mohawk style hair that covers largely the top and right side of his head. The shaved sides of his head could possibly be his natural hair color though this cannot be stated with certainty, more so with his eye brows being a light brown shade.

He has a silver cone eyebrow piercing on the left side and sports semi rimless sunglasses. He wears a long sleeved white shirt underneath an orange body sweater with an interior green collar and pocket linings. He also has bluish colored trousers of which the knee sections are torn and white trainers with red parts on them.

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PersonalityEdit

Shorter is quite lively and extremely loyal. He takes the initiative to interrogate gang members to discern Ash's location when he went missing and was the first to attempt a rescue. He is shown to care deeply about his family, even going against his friendship with Ash in order to protect his sister when Yut-Lung Lee threatens her. He is also protective, as shown when he puts himself at risk and is ultimately drugged trying to save Eiji from a horrible fate as Golzine's toy.

History Edit

Shorter met Ash in reform school, the two afterwards becoming trusted confidants to one another.

Story Edit

Main Article: Shorter Wong/Synopsis

Relationships Edit

Ash Lynx Edit

Shorter Wong is seen to have a very close friendship with Ash, helping him fight Golzine's men and warning him of Arthur's betrayal at the very start of the series. Both have a deep sense of trust for the other, proven when Ash left Shorter to care for Eiji while he and Max left the mansion. It took Ash some time to realise Shorter defected to Hua Lung's side, and even then Ash knew Shorter did not betray him for no reason. Ash deduced Shorter did it to protect his family in New York, showing Ash and Shorter's deep sense of camaraderie and understanding of one another.

Eiji Okumura Edit

Shorter is very protective of Eiji, covering him on multiple occasions. Though he was forced to transport Eiji for the safety of his sister, he held him close at all times. Under dire circumstances, Shorter stated that if the worst was set to happen to Eiji, Shorter would "set him free" and then kill himself to escape an undoubtedly grim fate, a testament of their extreme situation.

Nadia Wong Edit

Shorter's older sister. Shorter is shown to be loyal and protective of her and clearly doesn't want to let her down. He defects to Hua-Lung's side in order to protect her.

Etymology Edit

Episode Appearances Edit

Image GalleryEdit

Main Article: Shorter Wong/Image Gallery

QuotesEdit

(To Eiji) "I won't let you go alone, Eiji."

(To Ash) "That's the spirit!"

(To Ibe) "I'm sorry, Ibe, but believe me when I say this: I'll die before I let them lay a finger on Eiji."

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Banana Fish
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Main Characters Ash Lynx | Eiji Okumura
Ash's and Eiji's affiliates Max Lobo | Shunichi Ibe | Griffin Callenreese | Jessica Randy | Alexis Dawson
Corsican Mafia Dino Golzine | Frederick Arthur | Abraham Dawson | Mannerheim | Blanca | Eduardo L. Fox | Marvin Crosby
Chinese Mafia Yut-Lung | Shorter Wong | Sing Su Rin | Lao Yen Tai
Street Kids Alex | Skip | Bones | Kong | Cain Blood
New York City Police Department Jenkins | Charlie Dickinson
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Music Found & Lost | Prayer X | FREEDOM | RED
Volume 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
Side Stories Fly Boy in the Sky | Ura Banana | Private Opinion | Angel Eyes (Side Story) | Garden of Light | Angel Eyes (Art Book)
LOCATIONS New York | Cape Cod | Los Angeles | The National Mental Health Institute | Rownme Dalion Bank | Izumo | Pier Four