Mei Ling Lai

Lai, Mei Ling

Personal Information

Name: Mei Ling Lai
Real Name: See Above
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #190
Group Affiliations: N/A
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: Unknown
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (dyed brown)
Date of Birth: June 3, 1973
Place of Birth: Shanghai, China
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features: A sharp dresser
Marital Status: Widdowed
Known Relatives: Maxine Jung Dragon (daughter), Julia Gorelick (daughter), Richard Lai (husband, deceased), Malcolm Dragon (son-in-law)
Powers: N/A


Mei Ling Lai, the mother of Maxine Dragon, is first seen at a dinner with her husband, daughter, and her daughter’s boyfriend Malcolm. At first, Mei is not that fond of Malcolm and is very unhappy that her daughter is dating him instead of an Asian boy. Later, she is confronted by Maxine who decides to move out of her parent’s house, as she is tired of her parents trying to control her life. Eventually Mei makes peace with her daughter at Maxine and Malcolm’s wedding.

Mei’s husband, Richard, later finds out he has cancer.  Eventually the disease takes its toll and he dies in his sleep with Mei is by his side. After her husband’s death, she moves to Canada to be near Malcolm and Maxine. Mei begins a romantic relationship with Kevin Gorelick (Thunder-Head) and eventually becomes pregnant with his child.  Mei uses the “Freak Out” serum to negate any powers or mutations the unborn child may inherit. In August 2018, Mei  gives birth to a normal child, named Julia Gorelick.


190, 198, 209, 218, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233234, 237, 238 , 239, 240, 241, 245246, 249, 250, 253, 266