Alias: Kenuichio Harada
Powers: Can channel mutant energy into most commonly a sword, to create a tachyon field capable of cutting anything except adamantium. Also has a teleportation ring
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Daredevil #111
Silver Samurai, the illegitimate son of Shingen Yashida, is a Japanese mutant with the power to charge almost anything, most notably his katana, with mutant energy (described as a tachyon field) which enables it to slice through any known substance excluding adamantium. He also sports a suit based on traditional samurai armor. It is made of a silver metal, hence his name. He became a professional criminal, and first appeared to clash with Daredevil when he was hired by Mandrill and Black Spectre. Harada was once the bodyguard for the international terrorist known as the Viper and was subsequently an occasional mercenary. When working for Viper, he fought Spider-Man and Black Widow. Alongside the Viper, he attempted a theft of cavourite crystal, and battled the New Mutants. Alongside the Viper, he battled the X-Men and Yukio. He attempted to possess the Black Blade, and battled Wolverine. He rescued Wolverine and a depowered Jessica Drew from cultists. He became the Oyabun (leader) of Clan Yashida after his half-sister Mariko Yashida's death. He attempted to pay off his clan's debts to the Yakuza and restore its honor. Though once one of Wolverine's greatest enemies, he had apparently impressed Wolverine so greatly that Wolverine entrusted him with the care of his adopted daughter, Amiko Kobayashi.
Superhero Squad Edit
Silver Samurai currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his classic silver costume in the Wolverine and Silver Samurai 2-Pack