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Kenuichio Harada

Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada in The Wolverine (2013)

Who he is: Kenuichio Harada

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His power: Kenuichio Harada has no superpowers but is an extremely skilled archer and martial artist.


His story: Kenuichio Harada vacillates between good and evil throughout The Wolverine. The former fiancé of Mariko Yashida comes to her aid when she’s abducted by the Yakuza at her grandfather’s funeral, shooting down gangsters from the rooftops with his bow and arrow. That’s one in the good column, but then Kenuichio agrees to capture Mariko for the villainous Viper, which is pretty evil. With his Black Clan of ninja, Kenuichio saves Mariko from being killed by her dad (good!) but takes her to Viper (evil!). And when Wolverine tries to save Mariko, Kenuichio and the Black Clan stop him by hitting him with a barrage of arrows, some of them coated in poison (very evil). Kenuichio ultimately sees the error of his ways and joins Wolverine and Yukio in their fight against Viper and Mariko’s still-alive grandfather, tipping the scale toward good just when he’s about to meet his end at the hands of the Silver Samurai and his giant sword.

Played by: Will Yun Lee

Currently, Kenuichio Harada is: The timeline changes of X-Men: Days Of Future Past make his current status a mystery, but it’s safe to assume that he’s in Japan training to be a ninja.

Where will we see him next? There are no future appearances announced for Kenuichio, but if Marvel Studios ever needs more ninja to throw in a future Daredevil season, it could try to snatch Kenuichio from Fox.

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