Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Japanese) martial artist
Occupation: Assassin, mercenary
Group Membership: The Hand (Daredevil (Matt Murdock), White Tiger, others); formerly the Nail (Cherry Blossom, Makro, Colleen Wing, Yuki), Superia's Femizons
Affiliations: Former agent of Damon Dran; former ally of "Deadshot" Darrance, the Iron Maiden, N'Kama, Kono Sanada, and Snapdragon (Sheoke Sanada)
Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Paladin, Cherry Blossom, Colleen Wing
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother (former member of the Nail)
Base of Operations: Shadowland;
formerly Femizonia Isle; formerly Damon Dran's undersea base
First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#11 (November, 1983)
Powers/Abilities: Black Lotus is an extremely proficient hand-to-hand combatant, and is a master of the martial arts. She has not been seen with any particular weaponry. She is willing and able to use her abilities to lethal effect.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#2 (fb) - BTS) - Black Lotus' mother was a member of the Nail under the leadership of Azumi Ozawa, Colleen Wing's mother. Her mother was slain by enemies of the Hand.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#2 (fb) - BTS) - Colleen Wing encountered the assassin Black Lotus a few times during her early career.
(Marvel Fanfare I#11-12) - Black Lotus was hired, along with several other assassins, to capture the Black Widow. The Black Lotus helped intially subdue the Widow with a kick to the head. However, she along with the others were instead defeated by the Black Widow after she regained her composure.
(Captain America I#387-388-BTS, 389-391, 392-BTS) - Black Lotus was one of the costumed "super-women" recruited by Superia to come to Femizonia Island and join her Femizons. While en route to Femizonia, Captain America and the Paladin located them, but were discovered. Black Lotus participated in the en mass assault of the Femizons that captured the two heroes.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#1 (fb) - BTS) - Due to her family's past Daredevil invited Black Lotus to join the Hand's Nail like her ancestors.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#1) - Hand leader Daredevil introduced Black Lotus and the rest of the Nail to their new leader Colleen Wing.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#2) - Black Lotus joined the Nail in an attack on a Coyote Inc. truck that smuggled slaves into the US. After taking out the guards they freed the women.
The Nail's next target was the Touch of Heaven massage parlor. They killed the guards, freed the women and Black Lotus blew up the parlor with explosive charges. Colleen wasn't pleased that Lotus blew up the building and confronted her about it at Shadowland. Other Nail members overheard their arguing. White Tiger interrupted them to tell them that the caught truck driver from their first assignemnt had revealed the slave ring owner was councilman Steven Shake. Lotus decided to catch him immediately even though Colleen wanted more time to plan it.
The Nail caught Shake while Hand ninjas caught everyone at Shake's offices, including Colleen's friend Tig. Learning about this Colleen decided to betray the Hand and save Tig, but Black Lotus anticipated her betrayal and posed as Tig in Shadowland's prison. When Colleen tried to free her Black Lotus attacked her and called Colleen's leadership into question.
(Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#3) - Black Lotus and the Nail fought Colleen, but when Lotus was going to stab Colleen with a sai Cherry Blossom asked her to take Colleen to Daredevil instead. On the way to Daredevil a prisoner touched Black Lotus, angering her so much that she and Makro beat him up while Cherry and Yuki took Colleen to Daredevil....but Cherry allowed Colleen to escape. Black Lotus became the Nail's new leader and promised to protect them and show Daredevil their value. Colleen returned to free Tig, but Black Lotus, the Nail and a couple of Hand ninjas had already waited for her to leave Shadowland's prison with Tig. Colleen challenged Black Lotus to a fight over leadership of the Nail and Black Lotus was defeated. Colleen spared her life and left Shadowland with Tig and Cherry Blossom while Lotus screamed at them that they never belonged with the Hand and that they were weak.
Comments: Created by Ralph Macchio and George Perez.
Update by Markus Raymond (Shadowland).
Clarifications: Black Lotus has no known
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#1, p22 (main image)
Marvel Fanfare I#11, p12, pan6 (Black Lotus upper body)
Marvel Fanfare I#11, p16, pan5 (Black Lotus in action)
Marvel Fanfare I#11 (November, 1983) - Ralph Macchio (writer), George Perez (pencils/co-plot), Joe Sinnott & Jack Abel (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#12 (January, 1984) - Ralph Macchio (writer), George Perez (pencils/co-plot), Al Milgrom (inks/editor)
Captain America I#389-391 (August-September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#1-2 (October-November, 2010) - Jason Henderson (writer), Ivan Rodriguez (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow#3 (January, 2011) - Jason Henderson (writer), Ivan Rodriguez (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First Posted: 12/13/2001
Last updated: 10/25/2012
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