Lady Deathstrike

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Kelly Hu as Yukiro Oyama, aka Lady Deathstrike, in X2: X-Men United (2003).

Lady Deathstrike

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Lady Deathstrike is a cyborg of super proportions. As an assassin and CEO of her father's Oyama Heavy Industries, she has a deep history rooted in Japanese culture, martial arts, and espionage. She was introduced as Yuriko Oyama, the daughter of criminal scientist and Daredevil enemy Lord Dark Wind (once World War II Japanese kamikaze pilot Kenji Oyama) in Daredevil vol. 1 #197 (1983), and as Lady Deathstrike in Alpha Flight vol. 1 #33 (1985). Lady Deathstrike is a highly skilled martial artist, who is known for her mastery of art of Kenjitsu and other samurai warrior skills. She is endowed with superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, and reflexes. Her skeleton has been artificially laced with the metal adamantium, making her bones virtually unbreakable. Although Lord Dark Wind developed a process for bonding adamantium to human bone, he did not experiment on his daughter. It was the villain Mojo's accomplice Spiral who had Yuriko converted into a cyborg in his “Body Shoppe.” A key opponent of Wolverine, Lady Deathstrike has also gone up against the U.S. government– sponsored Freedom Force team, other members of the X-Men, and Captain America. Lady Deathstrike's fingers have all been replaced with 12-inch-long adamantium claws, which she is capable of extending to twice their original length, making her a match for Wolverine, whom she has hunted in lands both far and near. She is able to cybernetically interface her consciousness with external computer systems, allowing for direct data access to her brain's memory and granting her the ability to remotely operate such systems. Deathstrike's body also includes an automatic self-repair program. However, the version of Lady Deathstrike in Marvel's Ultimate X-Men comic (2001–present) appears to be a mutant rather than a cyborg, and works for the Weapon X program. Actress Kelly Hu portrayed Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United (2004), although in the film the character is referred to only by her real name of Yuriko Oyama. The character also appeared in X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997).
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, man," murmured d'Avrigny, "the most selfish of all animals, the most personal of all creatures, who believes the earth turns, the sun shines, and death strikes for him alone, -- an ant cursing God from the top of a blade of grass!
When Death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the world, and bless it.
He was referring to the fast to death strike that Irish Republican volunteers undertook in a British jail on Irish soil to retain their status as political prisoners.
``So you see my death strike is rational and pragmatic.
Brady himself has said: "My death strike is rational and pragmatic.
It means many people here don't even want to talk about it, much less know what to do when death strikes.
OndoHe said: 'Death gives us the opportunity to evaluate our relationship with Him whenever death strikes, so we should be prepared to meet out creator anytime and what matters most is to walk in the way of God.'
But death strikes when or where or to whom it chooses: at the end of a long lingering illness, in the bloom of life, through an accident or homicide or murder, in war or disaster, and through the slow and punishing effects of abject poverty.
Can Kelly and her knitting friends solve this terrible crime before death strikes again?
Hester's voice is perfectly authentic as she observes her family's implosion, especially when death strikes Salt Creek.
Death strikes at the heart of the teenagers' families as they struggle to escape and search for a cure.