Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lady Deathstrike

Real Name
Yuriko Oyama


Assassin, CEO of Oyama Heavy Industries

Japan (Canadian criminal record)

Place of Birth
Osaka, Japan

Known Relatives
Kenji Oyama (Lord Dark Wind, father, deceased), two unidentified brothers (deceased)

Group Affiliation
Formerly Thunderbolts; former ally of Reverend William Stryker, former employee of Sabretooth, formerly Reavers

Privately tutored


128 lbs.



Lady Deathstrike is a cyborg with augmented strength, speed, agility, endurance, and reflexes. Her skeleton has been artificially laced with molecules of the metal Adamantium, rendering her bones virtually unbreakable. Deathstrike is able to cybernetically interface her consciousness with external computer systems, allowing for direct data access to her brain’s memory centers and granting her the ability to remotely operate such systems.

Deathstrike’s cybernetic systems also include a self-repair and reconfiguration program, allowing her to automatically repair damage to her cyborg body. The more damage she endures, the longer her reconfiguration program will take to repair her body.

Lady Deathstrike is a supremely skilled martial artist, considered an expert in the art of Kenjutsu and other samurai warrior skills. She is an accomplished pilot of various aircraft and seacraft, and is fluent in both Japanese and English.

Other Info
Some may wonder how Lady Deathstrike met Willaim Stryker, who is the guy who experimented on many different humans/mutants such as Wolverine in the X-Men movies (Stryker is in the movie, X2: X-men United, and the upcoming moive, X-Men Origins:Wolverine)? Yuriko and her two brothers were privately tutored by Marcy Stryker, who was the wife of William Stryker. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about them.)

Yuriko's dad, Kenji, was the one that developed a way to bond the virtually indestructible metal Adamantium to human bone, a procedure he hoped to use in creating an army of super-soldiers for Japan. But, his notes were stolen, and it took him years to rediscover the process. Yuriko found out that her father was evil and that her brothers died in the service of her father, Lord Dark Wind. Yuriko's friend Kira was also currently serving under her father as well. And Lord Dark Wind captured Bullseye and replaced his broken bones with Adamantium substitutes, hoping that in return Bullseye would assassinate Japan’s minister of trade for him. Yuriko discoverd these things and decided to help guide Daredevil to her father’s private island. Yuriko killed her father, Lord Dark Wind, just as he was about to kill Daredevil. Yuriko's loved friend, Kira, killed himself because he was despaired over Kenji's death. The shock of Kira’s death radically altered Yuriko’s outlook on life, and she resolved to carry on her father’s work. (Talk about a weird turn-around!?) (If you would like to learn more about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names.)

Yuriko became convinced that Wolverine had gained his Adamantium-laced skeleton by the plans that were stolen from her father years earlier which has led to a pretty much life-long rivalry between the two. At this point, she decided to dress up as a female samurai and call herself, Lady Deathstrike.

Yuriko is a human. She is not a mutant. At one point during her life, Lady Deathstrike was transformed into a cyborg (a living being who contains cybernetic or bionic parts to replace and/or enhance physical parts). This process gave her a skeleton that was artificially laced with molecules of Adamantium, and superhuman strength. (To learn more about Lady Deathstrike's life, click on the following link, Note: Just like many of the female Marvel characters, Lady Deathstrike's picture found at is very risque. To avoid this picture, just block the images loaded on your webpage and just read the bio.)


  1. These villains sure do lead twisted, tragic lives...

  2. Does anyone know how much of her is a cyborg? If she is part machine and can heal shouldn't her cyborg "half" be able to detect, resist, or possibly overpower the mind control drug Striker was using on her?

  3. We'll I don't think the the movie follows the comic book story exactly, so I don't know about Stryker and the drug effect during the movie. Maybe he invented a drug that could overpower her cybernetics. However, you bring up a good point.

    But, I did research...and it looks like pretty much the cybernetic material is throughout her whole body. The last picture posted (the cartoon one) shows how Lady Deathstrike has cybernetic chips on most of her body. In looking for an answer, I even saw a comic strip (I think after she was turned into a cyborg), and it looked like she had cybernetic chips and wires going pretty much throughout her whole body.

  4. So she's like Wolverine, but not really like him at all, because she's not human? She is confusing, but interesting, and I like her. =)

  5. I have never heard of Lady Deathstrike until now, but what a great woman.