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Shado
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General Information
Real name: Shado
First Appearance: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
Created by: Mike Grell
Affiliations: Arrow Clan
The Outsiders
Team Arrow
Black Mountain
Formerly:
Yakuza
The Horsemen
Abilities: Archery
Hand to Hand Combat (Advanced)
Martial Arts
Marksmanship
Acrobatics
Portrayed by: Celina Jade


History

Origin

Shado is an extremely dangerous and skilled Assassin who grew up and was trained by The Yakuza. Her highly trained skills consist of Bushido and Kyudo Archery Master along with highly trained in various advance combat fighting skills. She in known as an anti hero through out the world and has extremely strong ties to the hero Green Arrow.

Pre FlashPoint Origin

Shado was the daughter of a Yakuza agent sent to America - prior to World War II with a large cache of gold in order to establish Yakuza operations in the United States. 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 the gold cache. Years after the war, the retired soldiers attempted once again to recover the gold. Shado had been born at this point, so the retired soldiers were able to threaten her as well as 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 inflicted on her, and her father committed seppuku to atone for his failure to the Yakuza and to his wife and daughter. His disgrace then fell upon his infant daughter, Shado, who was raised specifically to kill the Americans who had dishonored her Yakuza family. To that end, she was extensively trained in martial arts and Kyūdō, the Japanese art of archery.

Post FlashPoint Origin

Shado is the lover of Robert Queen and The Mother of Emiko Queen who is the half younger sister of Green Arrow. She and Robert Queen where Members of Arrow Clan and The Outsiders and we were Former Allies of Komodo however the two had a fallout with their Former Friend and he turned into one of their most dangerous Villains that became a major threat to their families and friends.

Pre FlashPoint

The Longbow Hunters

When she came of age, she left Japan to go to the U.S. where she sought out and began assassinating the Americans who had disgraced her family. 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 Oliver "Ollie" Queen, the Green Arrow. At first, the two were adversaries. However, Shado (questionably) aided Ollie by murdering the "Seattle Slasher" (a serial killer he had been tracking) and then assisted Oliver in rescuing Black Canary, who had been kidnapped and was being tortured by one of the Americans Shado was hunting. Seeing Black Canary being so brutally tortured, Green Arrow killed the man before Shado could. Shado would again work alongside Green Arrow when the drug-traffickers whom she was hunting made an alliance with CIA Agent Gregory Osborne. Shado would eventually kill all the former soldiers except the one Oliver had killed to save Black Canary.

Here There Be Dragons

One year after her encounter with Green Arrow, Shado found herself back in Japan, facing the wrath of her Yakuza Oyabun (a Yakuza Godfather). By failing to execute one of her targets (the man Green Arrow had killed), she had failed her mission. Her Oyabun decided that, in accordance with Yakuza tradition, she should sever her thumb in atonement. Her Kyūdō sensei, however, refused to allow his greatest student to destroy her skills, and drew a bow and arrow on the Oyabun. Once Shado escaped, the sensei allowed himself to be killed by the Oyabun. Shado, hearing of the murder, returned and killed the Oyabun in turn, then fled to Hawaii. Green Arrow was then blackmailed by Gregory Osborne (who claimed that Shado had a treasure map) into tracking her down. No sooner did he find her, however, than she shot him in the chest with an arrow. (Later she would claim to have mistaken him for an attacker.) Shado helped nurse Oliver back to health from his injury. It was later revealed that during this time, while he was still delirious from pain and medications, Shado raped him and conceived a son.

Once Green Arrow recovered from his injuries he aided Shado in defending herself from the Yakuza hunting her. However, the two were unable to prevent the death of her friend, Emilio Alvaro. After a bloody battle against a Yakuza death squad, Green Arrow and Shado discovered that the Yakuza had been following them using a tracking device in Oliver's quiver. Realizing that he had been used, Oliver arranged to meet Agent Osborne, telling him and two Japanese "agents" accompanying him that Shado had died. It was then revealed that Mr. Alvaro was the true "map" he was the last survivor of a team of Filipinos that had buried their country's treasury to keep it from the Japanese, only telling Shado the location. It was then revealed that Osborne was working without the CIA's knowledge, with agents of a deposed Filipino dictator, and had recruited Yakuza muscle by promising a share of the gold and Shado's death. With Shado's help, Green Arrow was able to bring Osborne to justice and lead the FBI to his Yakuza allies. Shado and Green Arrow then parted ways once again. Shado next met Green Arrow several years later, with a child, Robert. She explained to Oliver that the child was his, and how the child had been conceived, but forbade him from taking a role in his son's life.

Post FlashPoint

The Outsiders Wars

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The Death and Life of Oliver Queen

When Oliver was driving home on his motorbike, Shado, on orders of Cyrus Broderick attacked. She shot with him with multiple arrows, but he managed to get home. There, Oliver beat Shado in a fight when suddenly Emiko appeared, shooting an arrow into Oliver's back telling Shado that she had been waiting a long time for her to show up. Together they got onto a boat, took Oliver's body with them, and drove out from the bay of Seattle onto the ocean. When in the middle of nowhere, they threw Oliver's body over the rail down into the ocean. They then traveled to the base of the Ninth Circle, the Inferno, where Shado introduced Emiko to their masters. A few weeks later, Oliver turned out to still be alive, and Shado engaged him in a duel inside the Queen Industries building where Oliver managed to escape through a window. The chase continued through the streets where she once again beat him and left him to the police. Later at the Inferno, Shado and Emiko were supposed to kill Dinah Drake-Lance but instead Emi turned on Shado, helping free Dinah, and revealing that she had been working against her mother the entire time. After Emiko, Dinah and Oliver had teamed up to escape, Shado took Emiko as hostage, holding an arrow to her daughters throat. She knocked Emiko unconscious and brought her to a helicopter, leaving the base while it exploded.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

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Abilities

Equipment

  • Quiver

Weapons

  • Bow and Arrow

Notes

Trivia

  • A woman matching Shado's description appears in Secret Origins (Volume 3) #3 participating in the training of Kate Kane (specifically, by firing arrows at her), but whether it is actually her is unknown.
  • According to Emiko, when she kills someone, she gets a manicure.

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