Personal Info:
Real Name: Akihiro
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Japan
First Appearance: Wolverine: Origins Vol.1 10
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Wolverine
Creators: Daniel Way and Steve Dillon
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Daken has proven himself to be a superb hand to hand combatant.
Enhanced Abilities: Daken has enhanced strength, agility and endurance.
Healing Factor: Daken has an accelerated healing factor that allows him to rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissues.
Enhanced Senses: Daken's senses of sight, smell, and hearing are all heightened to some degree of superhuman accuracy.
Claws: Daken possesses retractable claws housed within his forearms. Two claws extend between his knuckles, while a third extends from the underside of his wrist, which is coated with a piece of the Muramusa Blade, letting attacks with this claw disable healing factors.
Pheromones: Daken has demonstrated the ability to manipulate his pheromones for the purpose of suppressing his own scent. He has been known to use this power to instil intense fear, happiness, depression, and a false sense of security to other beings.
Daken’s mother and Wolverine’s wife Itsu, while in the last stages of her pregnancy, was murdered by Winter Soldier in an attempt to draw Wolverine out and return him to custody in Madripoor. Many years later, Emma Frost encounters his shadowed visage in a precognitive dream. She promptly informs Logan that his son, whom he believed had died along with Itsu, is alive. After Itsu's death, a man wearing a trench coat to conceal his identity, had taken the baby, cutting him from his mother's womb and leaving her body behind. The baby had survived the horrible incident due to a healing factor inherited from his father.
It is later discovered that Itsu's death and her baby's abduction occurred sometime in the year 1946. The mysterious stranger who had taken the baby, left it on the doorstep of Akihira and Natsumi, a wealthy, young and traditional Japanese couple. They took the child's arrival as an answer to their prayers and raised him as their own. Though he was named Akihiro by his father, the servants and other families of the province secretly referred to the boy as Daken, a slur on his obvious mixed heritage. As Akihiro grew up, he was often teased by the other boys of the village. His harsh treatment over the years caused Akihiro to develop a very cold persona to all except his father.
One night, Natsumi confessed to Akihira that she did not love their adopted son and that, after long years of trying, she was pregnant. Akihiro overheard this and began plotting. Within a year, sometime in 1957 after the birth of the baby, Akihiro confronted his mother, telling her that he had killed her son. Akihira was furious and disowned Akihiro, who furiously responded that "Akihiro" was not his true name. Natsumi suddenly appeared, trying to run Daken through with a sword, triggering the onset of Daken's mutant powers. With a wave of his arm, he accidentally slashed Natsumi with the bone claws that had sprung from his hands. Unable to force himself to harm his son, Akihara instead committed suicide. Romulus then appeared to the boy for the first time, telling Daken that he is what the boy will someday become.
Romulus sent Daken to a training camp in Canada, the same camp where Wolverine had first trained more than 40 years earlier. Daken is also trained by the same man as his father - Silas Burr - who would later become the mercenary known as Cyber. Burr trained Daken for more than two years before Daken went missing one day. While two search parties were sent out, Daken, at the behest of Romulus, reappeared in camp and killed every man before confronting Burr. During their fight, Daken displayed what Romulus described as an ability to alter a person's emotional state.
Daken used this ability to put Burr in a very good mood, confusing him and allowing Daken to draw first blood with his claws. Burr, however, quickly recovered and Daken soon found himself on the ground. With his revolver aimed at the prone Daken, Burr prepared to kill his student. Daken, however, suddenly appeared behind Burr with the revolver and emptied it into Burr. As Daken then prepared to kill his trainer, Romulus appeared and stopped him, telling Daken that he had plans for Burr, before asking Burr if he had ever heard of Adamantium.
Years later, Romulus revealed to Daken that his father was still alive, but lied at the same time, telling Daken that it was Wolverine who had killed Itsu with Daken still inside her. Romulus told Daken that Wolverine feared what Daken would become. This lie sewed a seed of vengeance in Daken that Romulus continued to feed in the following decades.