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Samurai Steel
 
Samurai Steel
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Yoshida Asano
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Hiroshima, Japan
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 #257 (1990) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Hiroshima, Japan
Grudges: Iron Man
Creators: Randall Frenz and Rich Yanizeski
Gallery: Click
 
Powers:
 
Enhanced Abilities: Samurai Steelís armour gives him superhuman, strength, endurance and durability.
Samurai Steel is a genius in robotics, which he used to design functional limbs for himself, prior to which he was confined to a wheel chair.
Body Armour: Samurai Steel wears a suit of body armour that provides a high degree of protection from physical and energy attacks.
Weapons: Samurai Steelís armour has a number of weapon systems, including: a miniature particle beam cannon, and electro-pulse shields.
Flight: Samurai Steelís armour contains boot jets that allow him to fly.
 
Origins:
 
In utero during the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, Yoshida was born badly deformed, his arms and legs rendered useless by radioactivity. His parents died of leukemia when he was a young man, leaving him truly alone in the world. Unwilling to give up, Yoshida used his genius for robotics to design and build himself a body even more powerful than healthy flesh and blood. He dedicated himself to vengeance on America and its greed and lust for war, especially those who were responsible for the development of the atomic bomb, like Howard Stark, and their descendents.
Yoshida developed an experimental battlesuit and arranged a meeting with Tony Stark, son of Howard Stark and head of Stark Enterprises, under the auspices of establishing a working contract, though Yoshida secretly intended to use the battlesuit to slay Stark.
 
Notes:
 
Samurai Steel at Marvel Database
Samurai Steel at Marvel Universe: The Appendix