Kioshi Keishicho was a police officer in Japan. He was killed by the Silver Samurai during his time as a villain. In the Japanese underworld of Yomi, Kioshi was approached by Amatsu-Mikaboshi, who offered to resurrect Kioshi so he could seek vengeance on the Samurai. Kioshi agreed, and returned to Earth, bonded to a suit of armor that was the dark mirror of the Silver Samurai's armor. He became the Ebon Samurai. Kioshi sought out Silver Samurai at the headquarters of the Big Hero 6, but found that his prey had already departed the team. The Ebon Samurai joined Big Hero 6 in Silver Samurai's place, biding his time until his chosen enemy resurfaced.
Big Hero 6
As member of Big Hero 6, Ebon Samurai and the rest of the team fell victim to a mind-control device secretly implanted within Baymax, prompting Big Hero 6 to travel to Canada and attack Alpha Flight.
After the super-human Civil War, instead of forcing heroes to join the Japan Defense Agency, the Japanese government preferred to establish a voluntary public partnership with the Japanese super-heroes, including the Big Hero Six. To reaffirm this stand, senior officials from the Japanese Department of Supernatural Sciences (JDSS) held a press conference at the National Diet Building in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, with the Big Hero Six (Honey Lemon, Go-Go Tomago, Baymax, Hiro Takachiho, Sunpyre, and Ebon Samurai), along with the super-soldier Otomo and Red Ronin.
While the other members of Big Hero 6 were on assignment in the United States, Ebon Samurai remained in Japan with Sunpyre and defended Big Hero 6 headquarters from an attack by the super-villain Deadline. Afterward, Ebon Samurai and Sunpyre decided to leave Big Hero 6 behind and travel to the Microverse planet of Ravellon to assist Sunpyre's mother, the exiled Empress Hynodia, in retaking her homeworld of Coronar from the fanatical Scions of the Azure Flame.
Powers and Abilities
Traditional katana sword mystically bonded to a shinma demon whose dark essence engulfs the sword's blade, able to slice through any substance except Adamantium
- The Ebon Samurai's name was revealed to be Kioshi Keishicho in Big Hero 6 #1.
- 5 appearance(s) of Kioshi Keishicho (Earth-616)
- 1 mention(s) of Kioshi Keishicho (Earth-616)
- 2 image(s) of Kioshi Keishicho (Earth-616)