Real name

Tatsu Yamashiro


Sword Lady




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Reading: Katana


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March 16, 1986


Task Force X





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Portrayed by

Karen Fukuhara
Tatsu Yamashiro ( 山城 達 Yamashiro Tatsu ), née Tatsu Hikari ( ひかり 達 Hikari Tatsu ) [ 1 ], is a japanese samurai assassin code-named Katana ( after her weapon of choice ) and an ill-famed master of play and martial arts who trained to the highest level in the ancient artwork form. She is a proxy member of the Suicide Squad, and, of eminence, the lone volunteer member who served as the personal bodyguard of Rick Flag .


early life

Tatsu Hikari was born on March 16, 1986, in Tokyo, Japan. She was the lone child and purportedly developed deep-rooted issues with her beget. She trained in assorted warlike arts at a young old age, a trait encouraged by her parents. When she reached adulthood, two brothers began to compete for her heart : Maseo and Takeo Yamashiro, yet her decision to marry the early drove the latter into joining the Yakuza and be disowned by his family. [ 1 ] After the deaths of Tatsu ‘s parents, she and Maseo started a family of their own, and she gave parentage to twin girls, Yuki and Reiko. meanwhile, Takeo rose in the Yakuza ‘s social station, and one of his exotic tastes included ancient weapons. He was presented with a pair of match swords, one of which Takeo favored ascribable to its mystic properties, which would come to be known as the Soultaker because of its ability to trap the soul of its victims within itself .
The young Yakuza companion exhausted days preparing himself before taking both swords to the Yamashiro residence, demanding his brother duel for the “ prize ” of Tatsu. During the course of the contend, a fire was started and, while Maseo was distracted by his children, Takeo killed him with the Soultaker. [ 3 ] While the execution was ongoing, at least one other member of the Yakuza was present to observe the events blossom. [ 4 ] Tatsu arose just in clock time to see her husband die, and fiercely engaged Takeo, gaining the upper berth hand and disarming him. Attempting to save her children, she heard her conserve ‘s voice coming from the mystic sword telling her they were already lost. The japanese script on her pants translates to, “ I weep when I think of him, “ as a reference to Maseo himself. [ 4 ]

Saving the World

deployment to Midway City

Love your perfume. What is that; the stench of death?
―Harley attempts to converse with the stoic Katana[src] 250?cb=20180302084611

Katana went on a deputation to Japan, tracking down the member of the Yakuza who watched her conserve ‘s death unfold without interfering. Katana struck at least four of his men down before she finally reached her target. The world pleaded for mercifulness, to which Katana pointed out that there had n’t been any mercy for her husband. The man pointed out that he had n’t killed her conserve, but Katana would not back down, slashing him with the sword. Katana arrived outside Midway City where she was the final penis of the Suicide Squad to arrive and got aboard the helicopter transporting the team mere seconds before taking off. She ‘s introduced to the police squad by Rick Flag and Harley Quinn jokingly said hawaii to her and introduced herself to Katana which caused her to ask Flag if she should kill them. She was told to stand down and did sol. The helicopter transporting the Task Force X members soon arrived in Midway City but was promptly shot down by one of the Enchantress ‘ minions, and so the helicopter crashed. Another helicopter carrying A.R.G.U.S. soldiers managed to land safely and the A.R.G.U.S. troops were deployed to make certain the squad members survived. They did, and walked out unharmed, Katana included .
Katana had walked with the perch of the squad and their A.R.G.U.S. troops support through the war-torn ruins of the city to locate and terminate the Enchantress and her brother Incubus. During that clock time, Captain Boomerang told Slipknot that the nano-bombs were bogus and were just a scare tactic. Slipknot believed him and the two soon plotted and launched their escape. Katana stopped George, but Slipknot was getting away until Rick Flag activated his bombard, efficaciously killing him in an instant. This revealed the bombard to be real and temporarily discouraged future escape attempts by the team members. [ 4 ] Katana soon came across a group of soldiers who were infected and turned into warriors for the Enchantress. Amanda Waller had ordered them to pull out and continue, but they were spotted and thus engaged them. Katana used her Soultaker sword and killed numerous infect soldiers, and the battle soon came to an end after Deadshot showed off his impressive shoot skills and managed to kill all the remaining soldiers charging at them. [ 4 ]

Retrieving HVT1

After their first battle, Katana and the others headed towards the John F. Ostrander Federal Building where their target was located. The police squad moved in and they soon had to rush to the top floor after Harley Quinn used the elevator and caused them to panic. Katana was there to greet Harley after her elevator stopped and she let her walk by after Harley made no attempt to fight them. They finally battled more of the Enchantress ‘ minions and had to form a defensive position around Rick Flag as he was being dragged away. After the battle dragged on, Deadshot had soon pay back brainsick of El Diablo not doing anything and riled him up, which caused El Diablo to burn down the remaining minions in a fit of rage. finally, Katana and the others reached the lead floor of the build where they found the safe house and location of their target. The target was revealed to be their emboss, Amanda Waller, and she ordered a quick killing before leaving. After the drives were wiped clean and her FBI support was killed to eliminate witnesses, Waller arrived in front of the squad and mentioned how she ‘d silent kill them so they could n’t kill her at that moment. She then walked aside with Killer Croc saying he likes her and they followed behind her adenine well. Katana and the others made it to the top of the roof where they awaited a helicopter to get them out. A helicopter was there, but something was up and the team soon took cover as it was revealed that the Joker had hijacked it and began to fire on all of them. This was a distraction, as soon Harley ‘s bomb was disabled and she managed to get on circuit board and escape. not wanting escaped convicts, however, Waller had the helicopter shot down, but both Joker and Harley survived. [ 4 ]

Drowning Sorrows

soon after, the team decided to drown their sorrows with a drink. They then decided to make a toast to honor among thieves. Katana, however, was offended by this, stating that she is n’t a thief. After a conversation between Flag and Lawton, Katana and the rest of the squad left to struggle the Enchantress. [ 4 ]

Facing Enchantress and Incubus

While Task Force X prepared to face the Enchantress, Katana swear to her conserve within Soultaker that if she would not make it out alive in the approaching battle, that they would be reunited. When they went to face The Enchantress, Incubus attempted to kill Captain Boomerang, but Katana interfered and sliced off the Homo Magi ‘s hand, resulting in Incubus regrowing the lost limb and then attacking Katana herself, but El Diablo interfered and defeated Incubus. When they late confronted Enchantress, she told Katana and the others how once their armies were defeated, that she could then rule the planet. She then released an electric whirl that used Amanda Waller cognition metric ton aim facilities, which Katana shielded herself and backed aside from. Rick Flag suggested that in order to defeat her, they needed to “ Cut her center out. ” to defeat her. enchantress changed form and started teleporting when Katana and the others tried to hit her, Despite this Katana was still able to strike her, resulting in Enchantress teleporting to the center of the electricity and reattempting to attack Katana and the others. Katana swing Soultaker at Enchantress once again, but was ineffective to leave an affect. Enchantress returned to the center and deprived the squad of their weapons, including Soultaker from Katana, and explained that they had won her mercy and that if they did not join her, they would die. Harley Quinn approached Enchantress while Katana and the others watched, Harley picked up Soultaker and swing at the Enchantress ‘s center and pulled it out. enchantress ; now vulnerable, begged Katana for her to kill her, and be reunited with Incubus, but Rick Flag instructed Katana to not do indeed sol that they could threaten Enchantress to return June Moone or they would kill her, Enchantress refused, and consequently Rick Flag crushed her heart, killing Enchantress and allowing June Moone to emerge .


One does not get paid to do what is right. Now shut up and walk, or I’ll see to it you won’t have any feet to walk on.
―Katana to Harley Quinn[src]

Katana is ferociously loyal to Rick Flag, working together with him as his body guard, and is therefore the lone willing Suicide Squad member. In addition, she is grievously devoted to her die conserve Maseo Yamashiro, tearfully speaking to his spirit, which is allegedly cased inside her Soultaker sword. She is besides apparently void of liquid body substance ( most likely due to the lingering grief over her husband and daughters ‘ tragic deaths ), and is known to be very good and professional. As a warrior, Katana is pitiless and merciless to her opponents, specially towards criminals, think of that she is more than will to kill them, with Rick Flag using this cruelty of hers to keep the early Squad members in check. She is besides about wholly unafraid, as she faced the mighty Enchantress and Incubus without any hesitation .


This is Katana. She’s got my back. She can cut all of you in half with one sword stroke, just like mowing the lawn.

―Rick Flag to Task Force X[src]
  • Peak Human Condition: Katana, as a highly skilled and experienced samurai and assassin, is in top physical condition though not even near to Batman’s level.
    • Peak Human Durability: Katana is exceptionally durable, swiftly recovering after being sent flying back by a blow from the superhumanly strong Incubus.
  • Expert Martial Artist: Katana, as a samurai, is an extremely skilled martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant, volunteering as the personal bodyguard of Rick Flag on the Suicide Squad. Flag even advises the other Squad members not to killed by her, thus implying that Katana is the most skilled combatant of the Squad. Hence, she swiftly overpowers the group of Yakuza that murdered her husband, instantly pins an escaping Captain Boomerang against a wall, and was the one Squad member to hold her own the best against the extremely skilled Enchantress in the final physical battle with her, though Katana was eventually defeated as well. It should be noted, however, that Enchantress’ victory in this instance is primarily due to her not only being equivalently skilled to Katana, but also having superior strength and durability, as well as a penchant for teleporting around the battlefield every so often (usually to avoid Katana’s incapacitating strikes and blade slashes).
    • Sword Mastery: 250?cb=20170202085324 Katana, as a samurai, is an extremely skilled and lethally formidable swordswoman (normally wielding a Japanese samurai katana called the Soultaker, hence her code-name). She is thus one of the most formidable members of Suicide Squad, on par with Deadshot and El Diablo, to whom Amanda Waller refers to as some of the most dangerous humans on Earth. Rick Flag even goes so far as to say that Katana could “cut all of [the other Suicide Squad members] in half with 1 sword stroke, just like mowing the lawn,” and he therefore advises them not to get killed by her, implying that Katana’s swordsmanship makes her the most skilled combatant on the Squad. Hence, she swiftly and easily killed the Yakuza group that murdered her husband and (before El Diablo steps in, in his flaming avatar form) she was the only Squad member who managed to wound Incubus, slicing off his right arm with her sword. Katana’s swordsmanship, coupled with her immense combat skills, also made her the one Squad member to hold her own the best against the extremely skilled Enchantress in the final physical battle with her, though Katana was eventually defeated as well. It should be noted, however, that Enchantress’ victory in this instance is primarily due to her not only being equivalently skilled to Katana, but also having superior strength and durability, as well as a penchant for teleporting around the battlefield every so often (usually to avoid Katana’s incapacitating blade slashes).
  • Skilled Acrobat: Katana is quite skilled in acrobatics, easily dodging a hurled boomerang from Captain Boomerang.
  • Bilingualism: Katana can fluently speak both her native Japanese and English, though. Lacking a foreign accent in the latter.


Her sword traps the souls of all its victims; I would not recomend getting killed by her
―Rick Flag[src]
  • Soultaker: Katana’s Japanese samurai katana sword (her namesake) has mystical properties, including the ability to slice right through the extremely durable Enchantress and Incubus (who are virtually invulnerable to non-mystical weapons), as well as the ability to trap the souls of the user’s victims, which appears to impress Rick Flag.
  • Wakizashi: Katana carried this short sword in tandem with her sword.


Behind the scenes

  • Ming Qiu and Irma Leong were stunt doubles for Karen Fukuhara in the role of Katana.
  • According to The Suicide Squad director James Gunn, he did not consider Katana for inclusion in the film as Rick Flag was the only non-criminal character he was intent on using for Task Force X in the final film.[5]


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