Fresh From Origin
The Monkey King is one of China’s most famous literary characters. Based on both Indian and Chinese culture, he’s most well-known for his role in the 16th century novel Journey to the West. Strong, fast, magical, and an excellent fighter, he’s the inspiration for characters like Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z, Wukong from the popular video game League of Legends, and has inspired countless other spinoffs and stories, including The New Legends of Monkey in 2018. Legend says he gained immortality through heavenly wine instead of tea, but we still think he’d enjoy a cup.