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YandrothEdit

Mariko YashidaEdit

Shingen YashidaEdit

Yellow ClawEdit

YellowjacketEdit

Hank PymEdit

Rita DeMaraEdit

Darren CrossEdit

YetiEdit

InhumanEdit

This Yeti, an Inhuman mutated by the Terrigen Mist,[1] was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Fantastic Four #99.

The character joins the superhero team First Line,[2] but leaves after losing control during a fight, and lives in a temple in the Himalayas for a period.[3][4] While looking for Crystal, the Human Torch encounters Yeti and, startled by his appearance, attacks him. Yeti runs from the Torch's attack and tells the other Inhumans that they are under attack.[1]

Yeti has inhuman strength and razor-sharp claws and teeth. He is easily angered and suffers from bouts of insanity. His savage, animal nature during these bouts makes him almost unbeatable.

Weapon P.R.I.M.E.Edit

This Yeti is a member of the covert Canadian superhuman group Weapon P.R.I.M.E., and has fought X-Force and the Alpha Flight member Northstar. He has superhuman strength, claws, and an enhanced healing factor.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions of YetiEdit

In the Age of Apocalypse reality, Yeti appears as a member of the Brotherhood of Chaos.[volume & issue needed]

Ho YinsenEdit

Ho Yinsen
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceTales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Created byStan Lee (writer)
Larry Lieber (scripter)
Don Heck (artist)
In-story information
Supporting character ofIron Man
AbilitiesGenius-level intelligence

Professor Ho Yinsen is a supporting character of Iron Man in the Marvel Comics universe. The character, created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Don Heck, first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963).

Original plotline

Professor Yinsen was a physicist, engineer and pacifist from the fictional nation of Timbetpal;[5] while Tony Stark was in college, Stark had greatly admired the older man's work. In his old age, Yinsen was captured in Vietnam by the Communist warlord Wong-Chu before American arms manufacturer and engineer Tony Stark was also captured. Stark's US military convoy had tripped a land mine and he was injured with shrapnel that was slowly moving toward his heart. Yinsen builds a magnetic chest plate and affixes it to Stark's chest, thus preventing the shrapnel from reaching Stark's heart, thereby saving Stark's life and keeping him alive. Wong-Chu then orders Yinsen and Stark to build weapons for him. Instead, Yinsen helps Stark secretly build the first Iron Man armor, which includes a device for Stark's heart to keep him alive. Yinsen sacrifices his life distracting Wong-Chu in order to buy time for Stark to power up his armor. Stark dons the armor, becoming Iron Man; defeats Wong-Chu, apparently killing him in the explosion of a munitions shed; and frees all of Wong-Chu's prisoners.[6]

Twelve of Wong-Chu's former prisoners were disciples of Yinsen; one of these disciples (Sun-Tao) leads them to establish a quasi-religious cult called the Sons of Yinsen. The Sons of Yinsen develop very advanced technology from notes in Yinsen's journal that he had written before his death; they use this technology to create the apparent utopia of New Timbetpal, a floating, ambulatory, usually-cloaked city in the sky. It is revealed that Wong-Chu survived the munitions shed explosion and that Yinsen's brain was preserved alive, salvaged by an interdimensional merchant called Doctor Midas. Doctor Midas sold Yinsen's brain in an auction to Wong-Chu. Iron Man, driven by his own guilt that he never looked for Yinsen himself, simply assuming that his friend had been killed while focusing on his own escape, helps the Sons of Yinsen defeat Wong-Chu, who is beheaded by one of the Sons of Yinsen, and recover Yinsen's brain.[7]

The Sons of Yinsen attempt to resurrect Professor Yinsen by placing his brain inside a sentient Iron Man armor, which, unknown to them, is actually under Ultron's control. Falsely believing Ultron to be a resurrected Ho Yinsen, the Sons of Yinsen follow his directives toward planning for a war; only Sun-Tao refuses to obey, for which he is displaced as leader of the Sons of Yinsen by a man named Tyger Minn. Ultron leads the Sons of Yinsen to reveal themselves to the public and establish the Church of Yinsen. Sun-Tao recovers Yinsen's brain, and then Iron Man, Sun-Tao, and Jocasta work together to defeat Ultron and the Sons of Yinsen and free Ultron's prisoner Antigone. Ultron attempts to blow up the floating city of the Sons of Yinsen to kill all of them as well as Iron Man; however, the sentient armor has apparently absorbed enough of the thoughts of Yinsen that part of it acts to save Iron Man and Sun-Tao from the destruction of the city.[8]

Retcon plotline

In the "Execute Program" story arc of Invincible Iron Man vol. 4, a retcon establishes that Tony Stark and Ho Yinsen had been captured not by Communists in Vietnam, but rather by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and that Ho Yinsen was murdered under orders from five terrorists (Dennis Kellard, Ara Tanzerian, Zakim Karzai, Aftaab Lemar, and Kareem Mahwash Najeeb). Before he died, Yinsen had been coerced into implanting a "bio-magnetic receiving unit" inside Stark's brain. In a failed attempt to recover the control device for the implant, the terrorists send a hitman (Andrei Gorlovich) to murder Yinsen's wife.[9]

Years later, some of the five terrorists have become diplomats. Yinsen's grieving teenage son (whose name is never revealed), blaming Stark for the deaths of his parents, takes control of the device in Stark's brain and uses it to mind-control him into assassinating all five of the former terrorists. Stark confronts Yinsen's son in order to try to prove his innocence, but the latter is sniped and killed by a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent acting on Nick Fury's orders.[9]

As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel, Yinsen is revealed to have a daughter named Dr. Toni Ho who works as an engineer where she has three doctorates.[10] She becomes a member of the rehabilitated A.I.M. where its acronym was changed from Advanced Idea Mechanic to Avengers Idea Mechanic after it was bought out by Sunspot. As part of the Avengers Idea Mechanics, Dr. Toni Ho serves as a part of the support team for the New Avengers.[11] Toni Ho joined up with the U.S. Avengers in her version of the Iron Patriot armor.[12]

Ho Yinsen in other mediaEdit

Television
  • The character appeared in the 1994 Iron Man animated television series, voiced by Neil Ross. This version is given the name Wellington Yinsen. He works with Professor Arnold Brock before Arnold becomes the Mandarin. Mandarin later captures Yinsen and Tony Stark to build armor for his minions. Instead, Yinsen helps Stark become Iron Man to help him to escape. Yinsen is vaporized by Mandarin in the process while protecting Iron Man and the dummy of Tony Stark.
  • Professor Ho Yinsen appears in Marvel Anime: Iron Man, voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in the Japanese version and by Kyle Hebert in the English Dub. This version's early history is similar as his film version's as he helps install the initial electromagnet that keeps Tony Stark alive after he is shot down in his helicopter by terrorists and convinces him to reflect upon his career as a weapons manufacturer. However, Yinsen turns out alive albeit corrupted by Minister of Defense Kuroda of Zodiac and becomes Iron Man Dio after stealing the prototype armor.
  • Dr. Yinsen appears in the Iron Man: Armored Adventures episode "The Invincible Iron Man Part 2: Reborn". He appears as a Stark International medical specialist and the man who repaired Tony Stark's heart after Howard Stark's plane crashed. He is later seen in the episode "Iron Monger Lives" after Howard was attacked with a poison by Head of Security O'Brian (revealed to be Whitney Stane).
Film
  • The character appears in the 2007 direct-to-video animated film The Invincible Iron Man, but the voice actor is uncredited. This version is Ho Yen and helps James "Rhodey" Rhodes treat Tony Stark's damaged heart after being captured for attempting to dig up an ancient city and tells him the legend of the Mandarin. He is subsequently killed by Wong-Chu.
  • Professor Yinsen appeared in the 2008 film Iron Man, portrayed by Shaun Toub. In the film, he is a doctor and engineer from the small fictional Afghanistan village Gulmira and is captured by the local branch of an international terrorist group called the Ten Rings alongside Tony Stark. He assists Stark in creating the miniaturized arc reactor and the first Iron Man armor, subsequently sacrificing himself to buy time for the armor to charge up. Dying, Yinsen reveals that his family is dead and he never intended to survive. After learning of a Ten Rings attack on Gulmira, Stark intervenes in one of his first acts as Iron Man to save his friend's home village. Shaun Toub reprised the role in a cameo appearance in the 2013 film Iron Man 3. He was seen briefly meeting Stark during a flashback set on New Year's Eve 1999 which was also attended by Aldrich Killian. This appearance established his full name as Ho Yinsen. During the flashback, Stark jokes, "I finally met a man named Ho."
Video games
  • Shaun Toub reprises his role as Yinsen for the 2008 Iron Man video game adaptation. He is seen on the tutorial level walking Tony Stark through the Iron Man suit's various features and bringing its weapons online. Unlike in the movie, he is not killed by buying Tony Stark time to escape, but deliberately sacrifices himself to prevent the Ten Rings acquiring Tony's notes on the Iron Man armor and the ammunitions that were stored with them.

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Kagenobu YoshiokaEdit

Kagenobu Yoshioka is a character in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Akira Yoshida, first appeared in Elektra: The Hand #1 (November 2004). He is a ninja and founder of The Hand.

Yoshioka was the son of a samurai who lived with his single mother. When coming home from fishing, Yoshioka sees his mother about to be raped by a foreigner. Angered, he kills the foreigner, but his mother takes the blame. His mother is taken away, leaving behind a bloodied hand print on his shirt which would become his emblem. Saburo Ishiyama takes him in and becomes his sensei, training him in the ways of bushido. After training for ten years, Yoshioka leaves the school to start his adult life.[13] After three years of training, Yoshioka is asked to return to his sensei's school because of his mentor's death. He makes amends with his old rival Daisuke Sasaki and together decide to rebel against the government by forming with other Japanese school leaders.[14] The Hand is visited by a foreigner and his daughter Eliza Martinez who come to the school hoping to be trained. After turning the two down several times, Kagenobu finally accepts which angers Sasaki. Kagenobu personally trains Eliza and has Eliza kill another foreigner simply for not being Japanese. He informs Eliza of being full of anger and that is why Eliza chose to train with him, afterwards the two fall in love. Sasaki sends a member of the Hand to kill Eliza but fails. Kagenobu learns that the Hand has become a mercenaries for hire organization; realizing that his school is slowly getting out of his control, Kagenobu fights and kills Sasaki.[15] Kagenobu and Eliza fight the Hand's members but Kagenobu is slain by his once loyal students, and the grief-stricken Eliza kills herself as well.[16]

Kagenobu Yoshioka in other mediaEdit

Nobu Yoshioka is a recurring character in the live action series Daredevil, played by Peter Shinkoda.[17] The character was initially named Hachiro but this gets changed shortly before filming began, and is depicted with similarities to Kirigi.[18] In season one, he is a representative of the Hand and one of the people responsible for Wilson Fisk's criminal empire.[19] Nobu attempts to smuggle a child known as "Black Sky" into the city with Fisk's aid but Matt Murdock and Stick prevent this, with Stick killing the child.[20] Angered by Murdock's constant interference, Nobu later attacks Matt, severely wounding the vigilante before Nobu is defeated by being set on fire, apparently killing him.[21]

In season two, Nobu returns from the dead, albeit with a scarred face. He battles Daredevil once more, but the vigilante manages to hold his own and forces Nobu to flee.[22] The Hand kidnap and tortures Stick, but Daredevil and Elektra arrive and battle him. Nobu reveals that Elektra is the new Black Sky, and is convinced that Daredevil is the only thing standing between the Hand's total domination.[23] Nobu later fights Daredevil and Elektra. After he accidentally kills Elektra, Daredevil (overcome with rage) attacks Nobu while his men are killed by the Punisher, resulting in Daredevil tossing Nobu off the building. But Nobu survives the fall only to be beheaded by Stick, which kills him permanently.[24]

YukioEdit

Yukon JackEdit

Yukon Jack (Yukotujakzurjimozoata) is a character in the Marvel Universe, a member of the superhero team Alpha Flight. The character, created by Scott Lobdell and Clayton Henry, first appeared in Alpha Flight vol. 3, #1 (May 2004). He views himself as a demi-god, making references to not being a normal human. When he was electrocuted by Hiro Takachiho, his skeleton showed few similarities to a normal human's.[volume & issue needed] After the series' conclusion, he married Snowbird.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fantastic Four #99
  2. ^ Marvel: The Lost Generation #10
  3. ^ Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe A to Z #13
  4. ^ X-Men: The Hidden Years #16
  5. ^ Iron Man #31 (August 2000)
  6. ^ Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963).
  7. ^ The Invincible Iron Man vol. 3 #31–32 (August–September 2000) and Invincible Iron Man Annual 2000.
  8. ^ The Invincible Iron Man vol. 3 #46–48 (November 2001 – January 2002).
  9. ^ a b The Invincible Iron Man vol. 4 #7–12 (June–November 2006).
  10. ^ New Avengers vol. 4 #1
  11. ^ New Avengers vol. 4 #9
  12. ^ U.S.Avengers #1
  13. ^ Elektra: The Hand #1
  14. ^ Elektra: The Hand #2
  15. ^ Elektra: The Hand #3–4
  16. ^ Elektra: The Hand #5
  17. ^ The Deadline Team (July 16, 2014). "Peter Shinkoda Joins Netflix's Marvel Drama Series 'Daredevil'; AMC's 'Galyntine' Adds Cast". Deadline. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  18. ^ Ratcliffe, Amy (September 14, 2015). "LBCC: Cast, Writers Reflect On The Psychology Of "Daredevil"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  19. ^ Abraham, Phil (director); Drew Goddard (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Into the Ring". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  20. ^ Turner, Brad (director); Douglas Petrie (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Stick". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 7. Netflix.
  21. ^ McCormick, Nelson (director); Christos N. Gage and Ruth Gage (writer) (April 10, 2015). "Speak of the Devil". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 1. Episode 9. Netflix.
  22. ^ Surjik, Stephen (director); Marco Ramirez and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (writer) (March 18, 2016). "Seven Minutes in Heaven". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 9. Netflix.
  23. ^ Lyn, Euros (director); Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Douglas Petrie (writer) (March 18, 2016). "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 12. Netflix.
  24. ^ Hoar, peter (director); Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez (writer) (March 18, 2016). "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen". Marvel's Daredevil. Season 2. Episode 13. Netflix.
  25. ^ Alpha Flight vol. 3, #12 (May 2004)