- I'm Wolverine. I'm the best there is at what I do. But what I do best isn't very nice.
- -- Wolverine
Appearing in "I'm Wolverine"
- Public Security Intelligence Agency (First appearance)
- Asano Kimura (First appearance)
- Mariko Yashida
- Yukio (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Poisoned grizzly bear (Only appearance; dies)
- Noburu-Hideki (First appearance)
- Clan Yashida (First appearance)
- Lord Shingen Harada (First appearance)
- Unnamed members (First appearance)
- Unnamed Tokyo gang members (Only appearance; death)
- Numerous unnamed Canadians
- RCMP (Mentioned)
- X-Men (Mentioned)
- Buddha (Statue)
- Masamune (Mentioned)
- Emperor Hirohito (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- New York, New York, United States of America (Referenced)
- Adamantium (On Wolverine's claws)
- Wolverine's Suit
- Honor Sword of Clan Yashida (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Yukio's Spikes (First appearance) (Unnamed)
Synopsis for "I'm Wolverine"
Wolverine hunts for a bear in the Canadian Rockies which had an arrow stuck in its back, making it turn crazy and kill at least fifteen people. With the bear taken care of, Wolverine tracks the scent of the arrow back to its tracker and puts him on trial.
Wolverine tries calling Mariko Yashida, but her family hangs up on him. Wolverine flies to the Yashida Ancestral Stronghold in Japan and finds Mariko in the gardens beneath a statue of Buddha, concealing her face. At Wolverine's insistence, she reveals her bruised face, which Wolverine deduces came from her husband, Noburu-Hideki. Mariko explains that she had to change commitments upon her father's return. Mariko's husband shows up and Wolverine intends upon killing him until Mariko averts the bloodshed.
Wolverine prepares to fly to New York, but he gets ambushed by poisoned shurikens. Wolverine wakes up to find himself in the captivity of Lord Shingen, who challenges Wolverine to a duel with him to prove his worthiness to Mariko. They fight with wooden swords, and Lord Shingen cheats during the battle by kicking Wolverine, who retaliates by withdrawing his claws. Due to his recent poisoning, though, Wolverine has trouble making contact with the elder, who ultimately wins the battle.
Wolverine finds himself abandoned in Tokyo surrounded by a mob. Yukio kills them all and picks Wolverine off the ground.
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