Kamikaze (comics)

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This article is about the Marvel Comics character. For the manga series, see Kamikaze (manga).
Kamikaze
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Mutants vol. 1 #93
In-story information
Alter ego Haruo Tsuburaya[1]
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Mutant Liberation Front
Abilities fly and give off an explosive charge upon impact

Kamikaze (Haruo Tsuburaya) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in New Mutants #93.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Kamikaze was recruited by Stryfe in Madripoor to join the Mutant Liberation Front (MLF) with Dragoness and Sumo shortly after the team was created. The newly assembled team fought with the New Mutants who had the help of Sunfire.[volume & issue needed] Even with the extra help, the MLF is successful in kidnapping several members of the New Mutants.[volume & issue needed] However, their victory is quelled by the arrival of Wolverine who tracks down and releases their captives. With the help of their android Zero, the MLF is able to escape.[volume & issue needed]

However the New Mutants — now dubbed X-Force by their militant leader Cable — track the MLF down to their hidden base. Kamikaze is one of the few members to engage X-Force while Stryfe sets up a self-detonation countdown. With only a few minutes left, Stryfe has Zero once again teleport the team to safety.[volume & issue needed]

As the events of the "X-Cutioner's Song" begin to unfold, the MLF finds itself collecting an array of ancient relics. The team, including Kamikaze, split into strike forces to steal the various artifacts that will help Apocalypse from his slumber.[volume & issue needed] Later on, the New Mutants, X-Factor and the X-Men discovered the latest MLF base in Dust Bowl, Arkansas.[volume & issue needed]

During the fray Forearm, one of Kamikaze's teammates, threw the X-Man Archangel into the air, allowing Kamikaze to sneak up on him from behind. But Archangel spread his then-metallic wings and accidentally decapitated Kamikaze, whose head rolled through the battle to Boom-Boom (A.K.A. Tabitha Smith).[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Kamikaze can fly, and also has enhanced strength, speed, stamina, and sturdiness as a result of his primary mutation which was to be a living bomb by exciting the atomic friction between molecules, allowing him to release explosive charges on physical impact, as well as detonate the airspace directly surrounding his body.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 8, MLF entry
  2. ^ X-Factor #85

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