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Silver Samurai

Real name: Kenuichio Harada
Other aliases: Unknown
Identity: Known to international law enforcement authorities
Occupation: Professional criminal
Legal status:Unknown citizenship, has international criminal record
Place of birth: Unknown
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Shingen Harada (father, deceased), Mariko Yashida (half-sister), Shiro Yashida (Sunfire, cousin), Tomo Yashida (cousin, deceased), Saburo Yashida (cousin, deceased)
Base of operations: Mobile
Group affiliation: Ally of Viper II, former ally of the Mandrill and Black Spectre I
First appearance: DAREDEVIL #11

History: Kenuichio Harada is the mutant son of Japanese crimelord Shingen Harada, but was never formally acknowledged as Shingen's son or as a member of the Yashida Clan of which Shingen claimed leadership. At an early age, Harada began the study of the fighting methods and code of honor (bushido) of the medieval Japanese warrior-class called the samurai. Eventually mastering the attendant disciplines, Harada sought employment as a modern-day samurai. After fulfilling a debt of service to the Mandrill, Harada, who became known as the Silver Samurai, bound himself in service to the second Viper. The Silver Samurai has acted as the Viper's bodyguard and chief aide-de-camp ever since.

After the death of his half-sister Mariko, Kenuichio took over the condition of House Yashida's activities, where he currently remains.

Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 250 lbs.
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

Strength level: Superhuman Class 10, (as Lykos) Normal

Known superhuman powers: The Silver Samurai is a mutant who can generate a form of energy, probably a tachyon field, with which he surrounds his sword. He can use the sword, so energized, to slice through any known substance except adamantium. The effect is like that of a disintegration beam.

Abilities: The Silver Samurai is a superb swordsman. He is also a highly skilled master of the Oriental martial arts, although his abilities do not match those of Iron Fist or Shang-Chi.

Weapons: The Silver Samurai wields a traditional samurai long sword (katana). The sword has no powers of its own; the Samurai himself generated the sword's energy. He also uses shuriken (sharp metal star-shaped throwing objects) and other traditional samurai weaponry.

The Silver Samurai's armor is constructed of an advanced light-weight steel alloy and has enough articulation in the appropriate area so as not to impede his movements.

The Silver Samurai and the Viper each make use of a teleportation ring whose origins and workings are unknown. The ring is activated when it is twisted.

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