- If you wish Mariko-chan's life... you'll have to get past me to take it.
- -- Wolverine
Appearing in "Debts and Obligations"Edit
Synopsis for "Debts and Obligations"Edit
Yukio wakes Wolverine to find the Hand attacking them. Wolverine knocks them out of the window and meets more of the Hand's backup. Yukio gets separated from Wolverine, but she holds her own in the battle. With the Hand defeated, Yukio and Wolverine go to his hotel.
Yukio is surprised that all of his battle wounds have healed. Wolverine offers her protection from the Hand, but she declines, making it clear she can fight for herself. She tries seducing Wolverine, but he declines her advances when he thinks of Mariko Yashida, the former love of his life.
Later, Yukio and Lord Shingen start discussing Yukio and Wolverine's previous encounter with the Hand when a Hand member attacks Yukio. She disarms the Hand member and Lord Shingen asks why she does not kill him. Yukio replies that the memory of his defeat would be worse than mercifully killing him. Yukio inquires why Lord Shingen ordered the Hand to actually kill her while it was supposed to be a deception. Lord Shingen says Wolverine would "know the difference between sham and reality."
Wolverine and Yukio infiltrate the Lord Yingshen's "Peace Conference" with Crime lord Katsuyori. To Wolverine's surprise, he finds Mariko at the meeting. They watch the play Chūshingura, and in the final act, the ninja takes aim at Mariko. Wolverine jumps in to save her, and the ninja switches targets to him instead. Wolverine and the ninja "actors" battle until Wolverine arises as champion. Mariko stares at the scene in shock before running away, much to Yukio's satisfaction.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- Wolverine at Wikipedia.org
- Wolverine at Marvel Subscriptions
- Wolverine series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Wolverine series index at Uncanny X-Men.net
- Wolverine series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- Wolverine at the Complete Marvel Reading Order
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators - accessed on 12/11/2010
-  plot summary at uncannyxmen.net
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