Dude • Draw 1 • Influence 0 • Cost 1 • Upkeep 0
Kung Fu 1

Xiaodan does not count toward the number of dudes in your starting posse.

"It's amazing the places that little guy can get into... and out of." -T'ou Chi Chow
Anarchists • Mirco Paganessi • Immovable Object, Unstoppable Force #6
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There's not a lot to say about Xiaodan Li except that he's as close as it comes to being a free dude in your starting posse. With his value of 2 + Kung Fu 1, he's not going to be the best at pulling off techniques, but the fact that he can allow an Anarchist player to have 6 starting dudes makes him worth it even if you completely ignore his ability.

Xiaodan is basically the quintessential bullet catcher, serving as a body you can sacrifice or risk without too much on the line. His 1 draw bullet rating can make him quite relevant in a shootout, especially with cards like Ricochet in the opponent's hand, where you often want to pick a shooter who you can afford to lose if things go badly. He can also be turned into a pretty solid threat in his own right with cards like Bowie Knife or Consecration that turn dudes into studs and raise their bullets.

He can be a bit of a liability if run in a skill deck since he has such low value, and 1 extra starting GR is certainly not nothing, but he's definitely good value for his price in basically any situation