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Real Name
Unknown
Current Alias
Aliases
Joe Armstrong[1]
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
Samurai, vigilante, former Marine
Characteristics[5]
Gender
Eyes

Irises:

Hair
Origin
Origin
Magically empowered Human
Reality
Creators and Appearances

History

A so-far unnamed American soldier was somehow empowered by a mystical samurai spirit by the Keepers of the Koan after his body died in a Japanese labour camp during WWII which gave him superhuman and magical skills. Even the soldier's aging process was slowed because of this event.[1] After World War II was over, the Samurai grew angry at the way America was evolving. He attacked a police force who were just apprehending a gang known as the Clowns. The Samurai knocked all of the officers out and slaughtered all of the members of the Clowns by himself, refusing to let their injustice continue.[2]

When Daredevil and Elektra both saw the Samurai fighting a local gang of thugs, they read some information about him. Wanting to stop the Samurai from killing any more people, they sought him out by disguising themselves as members of the Clowns. The Samurai was stunned that the Clowns still "existed", fought the both Murdock and Elektra but when he realized he was outnumbered, the Samurai fled. [3]

Daredevil and Elektra followed the Samurai to his apartment, but when he noticed their appearance he teleported away. The Samurai teleported to the Sing-Sing Penitentiary, where he let out all of its prisoners but only to kill them. When Elektra and Daredevil eventually located the Samurai, he was defeated and begged to perform "seppuku". The two heroes let him. The Samurai wrote the Sacred Koan on a piece of paper, which apparently helped him to commit suicide. Unsure what just happened, Elektra later burned the paper the Koan was written upon, and she and Daredevil left.[4]

After healing from his wounds he became the training partner of Colleen Wing and began dating Princess Python. [1]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[6]
Intelligence2
Strength3
Speed*27
Durability4
Energy Projection1
Fighting Skills4
* Teleporter

Powers

  • Superhuman Strength
  • Teleportation
  • Extended Lifespan

Abilities

He is a skilled swordsman and hand-to-hand combatant.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Samurai armor

Weapons

Samurai sword

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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