Personal Info:
Real Name: Shado
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Japan
First Appearance: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Yakuza
Base Of Operations: Japan
Grudges: Green Arrow
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Shado is an expert martial arts and a master of Kyudo, the Japanese art of archery.
Long Bow: Shado uses a 30 kilogram bow and Japanese bamboo arrows 97.5 centimetres long.
Shado is the daughter of Tomonaga a Yakuza agent sent to America with a large cache of gold, prior to World War II, in order to establish Yakuza operations in America. Being Japanese, Shado's father was placed in an internment camp when the war broke out. A group of American soldiers came to suspect his Yakuza ties but were unable to torture him into revealing the location of any money.
Years after the war the retired soldiers decided to try again. This was after Shado’s birth, so the retired soldiers were able to threaten her and her mother. Not wishing to see his family harmed, Shado's father turned over the gold. Shado's mother died from wounds the soldiers had given her, and her father committed seppuku to atone for failing the Yakuza. His disgrace then fell upon his infant daughter, Shado, who was raised by the Yakuza specifically to kill the Americans who had dishonoured her Yakuza family. To that end she was extensively trained in martial arts and Kyudo, the Japanese art of archery.
When she came of age she left to America and began killing the Americans who had disgraced her. Two of the former soldiers had used the stolen gold to build a shipping business, as well as a drug trafficking operation. The string of murders she committed brought her to the attention of the Green Arrow, Oliver "Ollie" Queen.