Monday, August 5, 2013


Real Name
Yukio (full name unrevealed)


Ronin, adventurer, formerly assassin, mercenary
Place of Birth
Unrevealed location in Japan
Known Relatives
Amiko Kobayashi (unofficial adopted daughter)
Group Affiliation

Mutant Underground, former employee of Lord Shingen



5' 9"


130 lbs.







Yukio is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant with considerable expertise in Japanese martial arts. She is an expert with hurling bladed weapons with deadly accuracy, and is also a superb all-round athlete with great agility.

Other Info
Little is known about the early life of the woman known as Yukio. However, what is known is that in her youth she trained vigorously in multiple martial arts, under many martial arts masters. She considered herself a ronin (samurai without a master). Eventually, Yukio developed associations with with underground or notorious figures as a mercenary, thief, and assassin. Due to this, Yukio often found herself on the wrong side of the law. Interestingly, during her years of criminal activities, Yukio came into contact with a young Cajun thief named Gambit. Yukio spent a lot of time traveling, finding herself in various countries throughout the world. (To learn about Gambit, click on his highlighted name above.)

Eventually, she became an assassin for the Japanese crimelord Lord Shingen--leader of Clan Yashida. As part of Shingen’s campaign against Wolverine, Yukio poisoned Wolverine and brought him before Shingen who proceeded to shame him in battle. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or team.)

Soon after, Yukio grew to know Wolverine more and more and she developed a crush on him. When Lord Shingen ordered Yukio to slay a rival crimelord named Katsuyori, Wolverine accompanied Yukio. When they were attacked by assassins, he attacked back in a berserker rage. Shingen's daughter, Mariko, learned of her father's doing and vowed vowed to kill him to prevent further dishonor from falling on Clan Yashida. When Wolverine attacked the stronghold, Mariko's husband, Noburu Hideki, attempted to flee with Mariko, threatening to kill her unless he was allowed to escape. However, Mariko was saved by Yukio who slew Hideki. Wolverine then slew Lord Shingen in a savage duel, making Mariko head of Clan Yashida. Mariko and Wolverine were reunited and they announced their engagement. Eventually, she manipulated Wolverine into helping her kill Shingen’s rival, Katsuyori. As Wolverine and Shingen's daugther--Mariko--fell in love, Yukio decided to move on and  maintained a friendship with Wolverine instead. (To learn about Mariko Yashida, click on her name above.)

Later, Wolverine invited the X-Men to Japan for his wedding to Mariko, which Yukio joined as well. However, during a dinner that Wolverine hosted for them, the Viper and the Silver Samurai poisoned the X-Men. Wolverine, tasting the poison, warned Storm and knocked the cup from her hand before she could drink it. While the others were recuperating from the attack, Storm, Wolverine, Rogue (who had been largely unaffected), and Yukio went after Viper and the Silver Samurai to stop their assassination attempt of Mariko. Yukio posed as a decoy, disguising herself as Mariko to lead them away from her. During their altercation with Viper and Silver Samurai, Storm blasted the Silver Samurai with her lightning, finding to her horror that her powers were out of control. Storm drew the lightning back into herself, nearly electrocuting herself in the process. Yukio knocked Storm out of the path of her lightning bolts and dove with her into the nearby bay, enabling them to escape from the Silver Samurai. From this, Yukio and Storm's friendship began. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team and/or characters. Note: Beware of the extremely revealing outfits worn by Storm on her bio page--block images if possible.)

Yukio later joined the Mutant Underground (a network of informants, spies, and operatives who aid Professor X in overseeing mutants and mutant rights activities around the world). Her activities led her to be targeted by the techno-organic alien collective the Phalanx. Fleeing to New York, Yukio allied with the X-Men and helped defeat the aliens. (To learn about the team, character, and/or race, just click on their highlighted names above.)

Later on, after the death of Mariko Yashida, Wolverine sent his adopted daughter, 
Amiko Kobayashi, to a foster family. He later discovered that her new foster parents were abusive and only interested in the money. Therefore, Wolverine took Amiko away from them and entrusted the care of his foster daughter to Yukio, who promised to raise her as if she were her own. This unofficial adoption was under the protection of the Silver Samurai--now an ally of Wolverine. Yukio trained Amiko in the martial arts and to her own surprise she enjoyed her new role as a mother. (To learn about Amiko, click on her highlighted name above.)

Sometime later, Yukio and Amiko were captured by a faction of the ninja clan the Hand, but they were rescued by Wolverine. However, Amiko remained partially within the Hand's thrall. When Yukio aided the ninja Elektra against the Hand, Amiko warned the assassins of her activities. Nevertheless, Yukio and Elektra escaped their encounter unharmed--although it remains unclear if the Hand maintained any hold over Amiko's mind. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team and/or character. Note: Beware of the very skin-tight outfit worn by Elektra on her bio page.)

At one point, Sabretooth targeted Wolverine's friends and family by hiring Omega Red and Lady Deathstrike to kidnap Amiko. Yukio fought the two, but was overpowered and seriously injured--leaving her in a wheelchair. When Wolverine visited Yukio in the hospital, she asked him to kill her as she was unwilling to live as a paraplegic; however, Wolverine refused. (To learn about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit on Lady Deathstrike's bio page. Also, Yukio in a wheelchair is shown in the fifth picture posted above.) 

After some time, Yukio fully recovered from her injuries and was seen teaming up with Storm to enter the Arena (a fight club for mutants). In the end Yukio, Storm, and Callisto took over the Arena. (To learn about Callisto, click on her highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit on her bio page.)

Later on, Wolverine's girlfriend, Melita Garner, was being hunted and she called Yukio for help (using one of the emergency numbers given to her by Wolverine). Unfortunately, while still on the phone, Yukio was attacked by "Hellverine" (a demonic being who had taken over Wolverine's body in order to kill his loved ones). Soon after, Amiko returned from school, and after a brief fight and a few words between Amiko and Hellverine, Yukio attacked from behind, stunning Hellverine long enough for the Yukio and Amiko to escape out the window. Unfortunately, Yukio was seen motionless on the ground, appearing to have died from the fall.

More recently, Yukio was seen alive in Japan; however, she was once again in a wheelchair due to being permanently paralyzed from the waist down from her previous fall. However, for a ronin, it was not as big of a disadvantage as one may think. Yukio still has her mastery of martial arts and is still able to take down many armed men with a bowstaff in hand.

To learn a little bit more about Yukio, click on the following link, (Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit worn on her bio page.)

In the film, The Wolverine, Yukio appears to have the power to see the deaths of people before they happen. Which is a slightly different twist from the original comic book version.

1 comment:

  1. I like that she didn't turn into one of those woman scorned broken heart types, and was able to be a grown up about her unrequited crush =)