Monday, September 9, 2013


Real Name
Shingen "Shin" Harada




Place of Birth
Unrevealed location in Japan

Known Relatives

Saburo Yoshida (paternal great-uncle, deceased); Tomo Yoshida (paternal great-uncle, deceased);
unnamed great-aunt; Shingen Yashida (grandfather, deceased); Mariko Yashida (paternal aunt, deceased); Noburu-Hideki (uncle by marriage, deceased); Keniuchio Harada (Silver Samurai) (father, deceased); Shiro Yoshida (Sunfire, 1st cousin once removed); Leyu Yoshida (Sunpyre, 1st cousin once removed, deceased); Yoshi (1st cousin once removed, deceased); Ichiro (1st cousin once removed); Fukuko (1st cousin once removed); Rikuto (second cousin, deceased)

Group Affiliation

Hand (Japanese Branch), Clan Yashida, Hellfire Academy









Shin, the "second" Silver Samurai, possesses a technologically-advanced exoskeletal battle suit of armor, which provides augmented strength, defensive plating, nuclear-charged nunchaku, laser swords, data-hacking equipment, modular shield plates that can intercept and deflect attacks or circulate into a particle beam generator, and boot jets which grant him the ability of flight.

Other Info
Shingen "Shin" Harada is the illegitimate son of Kenuichio Harada (Silver Samurai), and is the heir of the Clan Yashida. (To learn about the above highlighted character and/or team, just click on their names above.)

At one point, when Wolverine flew to Japan, he visited the Silver Samurai's grave and met Shin for the first time (now as the next Silver Samurai). At this point, Shin was dating Wolverine's adopted daughter--Amiko Kobayashi. Shin and Amiko broke into one of the Hand's research facilities together to steal an experimental power source; however, something went wrong and Amiko was captured by Azuma Goda. Goda used Amiko as bait to make Shin (now armed with a more powerful Silver Samurai suit) do his bidding. However, Amiko didn't take kindly to being used as bait and tried to fight back. Unfortunately, Azuma's new muscle, Sabretooth, recaptured Amiko. With Shin's help, she was able to escape, but this time Shin was captured and teleported away. Shin begged Wolverine to help her but he sends her to her room. Once there, Yukio (Amiko's adopted mother) gases her room with knock out gas, so her and Wolverine can find the Hand's stronghold; however, Amiko uses a gas mask to escape. She followed Yukio and Wolverine to the Lair of the Mind Ninjas, but once inside, she got hit with their mind gas. This resulted in a hallucination of a giant dragon--like the one that killed her mother. Just when she thought she was going to die, Amiko realized it was just an illusion and was actually ninjas. Shin then showed up and rescued Amiko, who unknown to her was forced to watch her almost die. Afterward, Shin took Amiko to the treasure of the Silver Samurai. It was here that Amiko discovered that Shin had sold out to Azuma Goda. Infuriated with Shin, Amiko slapped him and ran away. (To learn about the above characters and/or team, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit on Yukio's bio page.)

Later on, when Amiko and Shin met again, they ended up fighting and Amiko told Shin their relationship was over. Shin tried to explain; however, Yukio showed up and Shin had to run away.

More recently, Shin joined Kade Kilgore's Hellfire Academy and partnered with Mystique in order to track down newly awakened mutants to join her cause. In this role, Shin ended up battling with Angel. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by Mystique on her bio page.) 

There is nothing there; however, here is the link to the new Silver Samurai's (Shin), bio page on,,_Shingen.

In the movie, The Wolverine, Shin Harada doesn't appear. However, the film's Silver Samurai character is a combination of the comic book versions of Kenuchio Harada (a skilled samurai with a tachyon blade) and Shin Harada (who possessed a technologically-advanced suit of armor). This was a little controversial to comicbook fans due to the Silver Samurai and Kenuichio Harada being the same person in the comics. (The second picture posted above shows the armored version of the Silver Samurai in the film which closely resembles Shin Harada's Silver Samurai armor.)

1 comment:

  1. The X-Men movies in particular seem to combine characters from the comics to make movies. Probably ticks off a lot of people quite frequently.