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Yandroth[edit]

Mariko Yashida[edit]

Shingen Yashida[edit]

Yellow Claw[edit]

Yellowjacket[edit]

Hank Pym[edit]

Rita DeMara[edit]

Darren Cross[edit]

Yeti[edit]

Inhuman[edit]

This Yeti, an Inhuman mutated by the Terrigen Mist,[1] was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Fantastic Four #99.

The character joins the superhero team First Line,[2] but leaves after losing control during a fight, and lives in a temple in the Himalayas for a period.[3][4] While looking for Crystal, the Human Torch encounters Yeti and, startled by his appearance, attacks him. Yeti runs from the Torch's attack and tells the other Inhumans that they are under attack.[1]

Yeti has inhuman strength and razor-sharp claws and teeth. He is easily angered and suffers from bouts of insanity. His savage, animal nature during these bouts makes him almost unbeatable.

Weapon P.R.I.M.E.[edit]

This Yeti is a member of the covert Canadian superhuman group Weapon P.R.I.M.E., and has fought X-Force and the Alpha Flight member Northstar. He has superhuman strength, claws, and an enhanced healing factor.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions of Yeti[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse reality, Yeti appears as a member of the Brotherhood of Chaos.[volume & issue needed]

Ho Yinsen[edit]

Ymir[edit]

Yondu[edit]

Dale and Stacey Yorkes[edit]

Kagenobu Yoshioka[edit]

Kagenobu Yoshioka is a ninja and founder of the clan known as The Hand. The character, created by Akira Yoshida, first appeared in Elektra: The Hand #1 (November 2004).

Yoshioka was the son of a samurai who lived with his single mother. When coming home from fishing, Yoshioka sees his mother about to be raped by a foreigner. Angered, he kills the foreigner, but his mother takes the blame. As his mother is taken away, she leaves behind a bloodied hand print on his shirt, which would become his emblem. He is then visited by Saburo Ishiyama who takes him in and becomes his sensei, training him in the ways of bushido. After training for ten years, a teenaged Yoshioka leaves the school to start his adult life.[5]

After three years of training, Yoshioka is asked to return to his sensei's school because of his death. He makes amends with his old rival, Daisuke Sasaki and together decide to rebel against the government by forming with other Japanese school leaders.[6] The Hand is visited by a foreigner and his daughter Eliza Martinez who come to the school hoping to be trained. After turning them down several times, Kagenobu finally accepts which angers Sasaki. Kagenobu personally trains Eliza and has her kill another foreigner simply because he wasn't Japanese. He informs Eliza that she is full of anger and that is why she chose to train with him, afterwards the two fall in love. Sasaki sends a member of the Hand to kill Eliza, but fails. Kagenobu learns that the Hand has become a mercenaries for hire organization; realizing that his school is slowly getting out of his control, Kagenobu fights and kills Sasaki.[7]

Kagenobu and Eliza fight the members of the Hand, but the former is slain by his once loyal students. A grief-stricken Eliza kills herself as well.[8]

Kagenobu Yoshioka in other media[edit]

A character named Nobu Yoshioka is a recurring character in Daredevil, played by Peter Shinkoda. The character was initially named Hachiro, but this was changed shortly before filming began.[9] Nobu is a representative of the Hand and one of the people responsible for helping Wilson Fisk with his rising criminal empire.[10] Nobu attempts to smuggle a child known as "Black Sky" into the city with Fisk's aid, but Daredevil and Stick prevent it, with the latter killing the child.[11] Angered by Daredevil's constant interference, Nobu later attacks Daredevil, severely wounding him before the vigilante defeats Nobu by setting him on fire, apparently killing him.[12]

Nobu returns from the dead in season two of the series, although his face is now scarred. He battles Daredevil once more, but the vigilante manages to hold his own and forces Nobu to flee.[13] The Hand kidnap Stick and torture him, but Daredevil and Elektra arrive and battle him. Nobu reveals that Elektra is the new Black Sky, and is convinced that Daredevil is the only thing standing between the Hand and total domination.[14] Nobu lster accidentally kills Elektra in a fight. Overcome with rage, he has his men attack Daredevil, but the Punisher kills them. Daredevil then tosses Nobu off the building. He survives the fall only to be beheaded by Stick, which kills him permanently.[15]

Yukio[edit]

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Yukio (雪緒) is a female ninja in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller, first appeared in Wolverine #1 (September 1982).

Within the context of the stories, Yukio is an occasional thief by profession, as well as a rōnin, a masterless samurai. Yukio has been portrayed as a free spirit with an almost careless disregard for personal safety. According to her own philosophy of life, living in danger is the ultimate adventure, while the peace of death is the final prize that awaits for every person who has truly lived.[16] In 2011, UGO Networks featured her on their list of 25 Hot Ninja Girls, commenting: "While her short, black haircut and skin-tight leather outfit make her come off as a nefarious addition to the X-Men world, Yukio has proven to be quite a helpful non-mutant to Wolverine and his friends."[17]

While Yukio is highly skilled in the martial arts, her specialty weapons are scalpel-like shuriken, of which she can hurl up to three at a time with deadly accuracy.[16] It has been hinted upon by Wolverine that Yukio's real first name could be "Yukiko". However, since Logan joked about it and the fact has since then never again been touched upon, its unclear if Yukiko is Yukio's actual real name or not.[18]

The X-Men's first encounter with Yukio occurred when Wolverine had his struggle with Shingen Yashida, father of Wolverine's girlfriend Mariko Yashida. At that time Yukio worked for Shingen, and one of her tasks was to kill Wolverine. Instead she developed a crush on him and subsequently aided him in bringing about Shingen's downfall.[19]

Later, Wolverine invited his team to Japan for his wedding to Mariko, which Yukio joined subsequently. Viper and the Silver Samurai poisoned the X-Men during a dinner that Logan hosted for them. Logan, tasting the poison, warned Ororo 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 his plot to assassinate Mariko, who was his half-sister. Yukio posed as a decoy, disguising herself as Mariko to lead them away from her. During their altercation with Viper and Silver Samurai, Storm found her powers inexplicably going out of control, endangering her life. Yukio knocked Storm into the nearby bay, enabling them to escape from the Silver Samurai. (These events had actually been brought about and influenced by the mutant villain Mastermind, who was conducting a revenge campaign against the X-Men at the time. He was also responsible for the subsequent halting of Wolverine's and Mariko's wedding). Storm, inspired by what she called Yukio's "madness" and lust for life, changed her image dramatically and adopted a new look: a mohawk haircut, studded collar, and black leather clothing.[20]

Yukio later met up, once again, with Wolverine to help him fight the ninja master Ogun.[21] She developed a rivalry with the X-Man Gambit: Both being thieves, they often tried to steal the same object. Yukio once framed Gambit for a crime she committed.[22] Yukio is also part of Professor X's secret information network of humans and mutants, known as the Mutant Underground (not to be confused with Cable's Underground).

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. Wolverine took Amiko away from them and asked Yukio to raise her. 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. When Sabretooth targeted Wolverine's friends and family, he hired Omega Red and Lady Deathstrike to kidnap Amiko. Yukio fought the two, but was overpowered and seriously injured, and left her in a wheelchair. She asked Wolverine to kill her, but Wolverine refused and saved Amiko shortly afterwards. Yukio reappeared and was fully recovered from her previous injuries.[23] She teamed up with Storm again to enter the Arena, a fight club for mutants. In the end, Yukio, Storm, and Callisto took over the Arena.

Later, Yukio and Amiko were attacked by Hellverine (a demonic being who had taken over Wolverine's body in order to kill his loved ones) on the behest of Marduk Kurios. Her confusion over the fake Wolverine's behavior earned Yukio serious injuries, but Amiko returned from school just in time to save them both from Hellverine.[24] When Wolverine goes back to Japan to stop a war between the Hand and the Yakuza, Yukio is shown to be once again in a wheelchair due to Hellverine's attack.[25]

As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel event, Yukio is shown running an illegal nightclub in Osaka, Japan when it is visited by War Machine where he asks her about the tech-based ninjas. Yukio states that she can't say anything if she wants her business to stay afloat. After being threatened with the prospect of having the Avengers storming the place, Yukio points War Machine to a rather big and muscular man in a tuxedo who leaves the nightclub with two ladies entering the car with him.[26]

Yukio in other media[edit]

  • Yukio appears in Marvel Anime: Wolverine, voiced by Romi Park in the original Japanese and by Kate Higgins in the English dub. Instead of throwing knives and shurikens, she uses retractable circular throwing blades. After rescuing Wolverine from some Yakuza thugs working for Mariko's father Shingen Yashida, she assists Wolverine in his quest to free Mariko Yashida from her engagement as part of her quest to seek revenge against Shingen Yashida for killing her parents. She dies in battle against Shingen after confessing to killing Logan's friend Tesshin Asano.
  • She appears in the 2013 film The Wolverine, portrayed by Rila Fukushima. In addition to being a skilled fighter, she is a mutant with the ability to forsee others' deaths. She was adopted by the Yashida family as a companion for Mariko Yashida when she was a little girl. She helps Wolverine save Mariko from her insane grandfather and Dr. Green / Viper. At the end of the film, she appoints herself as Logan's "bodyguard".[27][28]
  • Yukio appears in Deadpool 2 as Negasonic Teenage Warhead's girlfriend, portrayed by Shiori Kutsuna. In this version, it seems to be an amalgam of Yukio and Surge, who uses electrical skills. Much of her dialogue is to say happily "Hi, Wade!", regardless of the situation. Later she helps Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus in the fight against Juggernaut. In the mid-credits, Yukio repairs Cable's time travel device for Deadpool.
  • Yukio appears in the video game Marvel Heroes, looking for the shattered pieces of the Murasama Blade.

Yukon Jack[edit]

Yukon Jack (Yukotujakzurjimozoata) is a member of Alpha Flight in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Scott Lobdell and Clayton Henry, first appeared in Alpha Flight vol. 3, #1 (May 2004). He remained a member of the team through the series' conclusion in issue #12 (April 2005). He views himself as a demi-god, making references to not being a normal human, and when he was electrocuted by Hiro Takachiho his skeleton showed few similarities to a normal human's.[volume & issue needed] He went so far as to marry Snowbird, a proven goddess among men.[volume & issue needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fantastic Four #99
  2. ^ Marvel: The Lost Generation #10
  3. ^ Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe A to Z #13
  4. ^ X-Men: The Hidden Years #16
  5. ^ Elektra: The Hand #1
  6. ^ Elektra: The Hand #2
  7. ^ Elektra: The Hand #3-4
  8. ^ Elektra: The Hand #5
  9. ^ The Deadline Team (July 16, 2014). "Peter Shinkoda Joins Netflix's Marvel Drama Series 'Daredevil'; AMC's 'Galyntine' Adds Cast". Deadline. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ Abraham, Phil (director); Drew Goddard (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Into the Ring". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix. 
  11. ^ Turner, Brad (director); Douglas Petrie (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Stick". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 7. Netflix. 
  12. ^ McCormick, Nelson (director); Christos N. Gage and Ruth Gage (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Speak of the Devil". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 9. Netflix. 
  13. ^ Surjik, Stephen (director); Marco Ramirez and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (writer) (March 18, 2016). "Seven Minutes in Heaven". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 9. Netflix. 
  14. ^ Lyn, Euros (director); Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Douglas Petrie (writer) (March 18, 2016). "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 12. Netflix. 
  15. ^ Hoar, peter (director); Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez (writer) (March 18, 2016). "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 13. Netflix. 
  16. ^ a b Wolverine #3
  17. ^ "25 Hot Ninja Girls - Hot Women Ninjas". UGO.com. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  18. ^ Wolverine: Soultaker miniseries
  19. ^ Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
  20. ^ Uncanny X-Men #172-173
  21. ^ "Kitty Pryde & Wolverine."
  22. ^ "Wolverine and Gambit"
  23. ^ X-treme X-Men Arena storyline
  24. ^ Wolverine vol.4 #2
  25. ^ Wolveine vol. 4 #300
  26. ^ Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #6
  27. ^ "WOLVERINE Adds Japanese Actors | Collider | Page 178330". Collider. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  28. ^ "The Wolverine's Rila Fukushima on the "bad-ass" Yukio | SciFiNow - The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine". SciFiNow. Retrieved 2013-11-11.