|Death Battle Combatant|
The Leader of the Yashida Clan
|Appearance(s)||Shredder VS Silver Samurai|
Kenuichio Harada, also known as The Silver Samurai, is a supervillain from Marvel Comics. He appeared in the 82nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Shredder VS Silver Samurai, where he fought against The Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Born as the mutant, illegitimate son of a Japanese crime lord, Kenuichio Harada mastered the ways of the medieval samurai and became a ronin, a warrior for hire, and ultimately the bodyguard of the Hydra agent Viper. After his fathers passing, he sought the leadership of his father's clan from his half-sister Mariko Yashida, but he was stopped by the ronin Yukio and Mariko's lover Wolverine.
After Mariko's death, he became the leader of the Clan Yashida, and, to protect Japan, even became a member of Japan's first superhero team, the Big Hero Six. In the end, his inability to lead the Clan Yashida allowed a Mongolian crimelord to take it over, and while he took the clan back with the help of Wolverine, the disgrace of losing leadership made him return to his mercenary ways.
Death Battle Info
- Real name: Kenuichio Harada
- Height: 6'6" | 198 cm
- Weight: 310 lbs | 140.6 kg
- Leader of the Yashida Clan
- Rival to Wolverine
- Classified as a Mutant
- Illigimate son of a crimelord
- Encountered John Belushi on SNL
- Throwing knives
- Kenjutsu mastery
- Teleportation Ring
- Steel plate armor
- Tachyon Field
- Generates energy field to enhance blades
- Can cut nearly anything
- Can activate field from afar
- Cut through a stone column sans tachyon
- Overpowered Daredevil, She-Devil, & 2 jungle cats
- Led Big Hero 6 & Clan Yashida
- Sliced a bullet mid-flight
- Served Hydra, Avengers, Yakuza, & Japan's Prime Minister
- Defeated Spider-Woman & Doombringer
- Silver Samurai is the 15th Marvel character to appear in DEATH BATTLE.
- He is the seventh Marvel character to lose a DEATH BATTLE, after Captain America, Beast, Wolverine, Quicksilver, The Hulk and Captain Marvel, with the next two being Thor and Spider-Man 2099.
- He is also the sixth X-Men character to appear in the series, with the first five being Rogue, Deadpool, Beast, Wolverine and Quicksilver.
- He is, however, the first X-Men villain to appear in DEATH BATTLE.
- Silver Samurai is the sixth combatant to be killed by their own weapon, after Bomberman, The Terminator, Sam Fisher, The Meta and Shovel Knight.
- Silver Samurai is the ninth Supervillain to appear in DEATH BATTLE.
- Silver Samurai is the tenth character in DEATH BATTLE that appeared while being canonically dead, with the previous nine being Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, M. Bison, Sektor, Darth Vader, Wolverine, The Meta, The Hulk and Portgas D. Ace.
- Silver Samurai is the seventh Marvel character to face a non-DC character, with the previous six being Thor, Beast, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel.