by Brett White
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Yukio nearly stole the show from Wolverine in the film’s teaser. The fuchsia-haired assassin that made short work of a bunch of dudes in the “Wolverine” teaser is played by Rila Fukushima, a model turned actress making her feature film debut in this summer’s “The Wolverine.” From the few photos we’ve seen and the brief glimpses of Fukushima in action, she seems poised to be a breakout character. Cosplayers, purchase your hair dye now! And if you want to know a little bit more about Yukio before you commit to traipsing around San Diego Comic-Con with a big ol’ stick, then these facts are for you!
She was created by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller
Yukio was originally an assassin for the crime boss Shingen Yashida sent to kill Wolverine. But when Yukio, a self-described ronin, realized Wolverine was a kindred spirit, she turned on Shingen and became his permanent ally. (“Wolverine” #1-4, 1982)
She’s the reason Storm got a mohawk
She’s fought aliens
She raised Wolverine’s daughter
She’s now paralyzed
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