|Death Battle Combatant|
The Leader of the Yashida Clan
|Origin|| Daredevil #111|
|Appearance(s)||Shredder VS Silver Samurai|
|“||The Silver Samurai yields to no man!||„|
|~ Silver Samurai to Wolverine|
Kenuichio Harada, AKA Silver Samurai, is a supervillain from Marvel Comics. He appeared in the 82nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Shredder VS Silver Samurai, where he fought against The Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.
Born as the mutant, illegitimate son of a Japanese crime lord, Kenuichio Harada mastered the ways of the medieval samurai and became a ronin, a warrior for hire, and ultimately the bodyguard of the Hydra agent Viper. After his father's passing, he sought the leadership of his father's clan from his half-sister Mariko Yashida, but he was stopped by the ronin Yukio and Mariko's lover Wolverine.
After Mariko's death, he became the leader of the Clan Yashida, and, to protect Japan, even became a member of Japan's first superhero team, the Big Hero Six. In the end, his inability to lead the Clan Yashida allowed a Mongolian crimelord to take it over, and while he took the clan back with the help of Wolverine, the disgrace of losing leadership made him return to his mercenary ways.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Real name: Kenuichio Harada
- Height: 6'6" | 198 cm
- Weight: 310 lbs | 140.6 kg
- Leader of the Yashida Clan
- Rival to Wolverine
- Classified as a Mutant
- Illigimate son of a crimelord
- Encountered John Belushi on SNL
- Throwing knives
- Kenjutsu mastery
- Teleportation Ring
- Steel plate armor
- Tachyon Field
- Generates energy field to enhance blades
- Can cut nearly anything
- Can activate field from afar
- Cut through a stone column sans tachyon
- Overpowered Daredevil, She-Devil, & 2 jungle cats
- Led Big Hero 6 & Clan Yashida
- Sliced a bullet mid-flight
- Served Hydra, Avengers, Yakuza, & Japan's Prime Minister
- Defeated Spider-Woman & Doombringer
Silver Samurai's corpse can be seen in the background during Boa Hancock VS Rider Medusa.
- Silver Samurai is the 15th Marvel character to appear, after Rogue, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Deadpool, Iron Man, Beast, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, The Hulk, Venom and Captain Marvel, and with the next 14 being Spider-Man 2099, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Daredevil, Ultron, Thanos, Namor, Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Miles Morales, War Machine, Cable and Winter Soldier.
- He is the seventh Marvel character to face a non-DC character, after Thor, Beast, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, Deadpool and Captain Marvel, and with the next five being Carnage, Ultron, Black Widow, War Machine and Venom.
- He is the seventh Marvel character to lose, after Captain America, Beast, Wolverine, Quicksilver, The Hulk and Captain Marvel, and with the next ten being Thor, Spider-Man 2099, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Daredevil, Thanos, Namor, Deadpool, Miles Morales and Cable.
- He is the third Marvel villain to appear, after Doctor Doom and Venom, and with the next three being Carnage, Ultron and Thanos.
- He is also the sixth X-Men character to appear in the series, after Rogue, Deadpool, Beast, Wolverine and Quicksilver, and with the next one being Cable.
- He is, however, the first X-Men villain to appear.
- Silver Samurai is the sixth combatant to be killed by their own weapon, after Bomberman, The Terminator, Sam Fisher, The Meta and Shovel Knight.
- Silver Samurai is the sixth loser to be shown as a soul/spirit, after Starscream, M. Bison, Dan Hibiki, Bayonetta, and Ramona Flowers, with the next being Jotaro, Lobo and Jake Long.