Donaka Mark

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

You owe him a life

Occupation:Organising underground martial arts tournaments
Distinguishing Feature:He radiates evilness and can smile really wide


Donaka is powerful, intelligent, leads a zen-like yet luxurious way of living ... but he is damaged, probably crazy. I feel pity for him, especially because his money can buy anything he wishes, but nothing can quench his thirst for power and more power. He likes watching people struggle for life and die, since he is envious towards their humanity and innocence which already lost within himself. That is why he keeps saying, "you owe me a life," because he has everything but a life.


So there's a tradition within Jungian analysis that looks at characters in your dream and says that each one of them is you. There's also an expansion of that tradition to books, to plays, to film, where you identify with some or even all of the characters. Which characters attract you? Which do you feel are most similar to you? Which ones repulse or frighten you? Because I think Jungians would say they're all within each of us, the archetypes. So. Donaka Mark, the "Dark Master" - charming and attractive in a horrible way, insidious, comical, reprehensible. What's the function of "the Dark Master"? To show that "you have it in you"? Tiger learns a lot from Donaka, enough to "win" in the end, hopefully without losing his soul. Is there a Donaka in me? in you? shudder!