Personal Info:
Real Name: Ogun Ryu
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Japan
First Appearance: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine Vol.1 2
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Yakuza
Base Of Operations: Japan
Grudges: Wolverine and Shadow Cat
Creators: Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom
Ogun is a Master Martial Artist and Sorcerer allowing him various skills and abilities, In his mortal form he was a man in his mid 40's. Ogun has demonstrated the ability to hypnotize his opponents in mid battle with swing of his sword and the dancing light reflected from his blade.
The extent and nature of Ogun's powers has never been fully revealed. He has demonstrated the ability to control minds and can remove his spirit from his body and place it in a new host (submerging the personality of that body). His original body also seemed to be somewhat resistant to injury, although Wolverine managed to kill him. Ogun was able to survive impalement through the torso by a sword thrust yet suffered no apparent ill-effects. His reflexes and agility are heightened beyond normal human levels. It has also been implied that Ogun is a telepathic mutant who has some mystical powers but this has never been clearly specified.
In life he was also apparently capable of slowing or completely halting his aging; a legend is mentioned where he had once a duel of wills with the Japanese swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi.
Ogun is a ninja and at one time Wolverine's mentor. He is a strong telepath and has shown that his mutant abilities match Wolverine's in his agility and fighting skills.
Ogun first met Wolverine in Shanghai, China. At the time Shanghai was held by the Empire of Japan, following the Battle of Shanghai in the Second Sino-Japanese War (19371945). Ogun was reportedly active in the War as a captain of the Imperial Japanese Army. Wolverine was only a wandering sailor but managed to draw the attention of the captain who would seek his acquaintance.
At some point in the past, Ogun became corrupted by ninjitsu magic and became a criminal enforcer for the Yakuza, which led him to become mortal enemies with Wolverine.