Real Name: Kenzo Orii

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Clan Oyabun

Group Membership: Yakuza, Orii clan

AffiliationsChaeyi, Cobra (Piet Voorhees), Eddie, Jessup Pyne

Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Luke Cage, Harold Driver, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), White Tiger (Angela Del Toro)

Known RelativesSano Orii (son)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Tokyo, Japan

First Appearance: White Tiger#4 (April, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Kenzo Orii was a trained martial artist of vast talent.


(White Tiger#4 (fb) - BTS) - Oyabun of the Orii clan of the Yakuza, Kenzo Orii lived in Tokyo while his son Sano led missions in the United States. At some point, Jessup Tyne, of the United States State Department, incurred a massive gambling debt to Kenzo.

(White Tiger#4) - Sano met his father at the airport, and Kenzo promised to discuss Sano's shames in private.

(White Tiger#5) - Kenzo and his men approached Angela Del Toro, a former FBI agent who'd been working against Sano, in her apartment building. She drew a gun and demanded that his men drop their weapons. He asked her price for leaving Sano alone, stating that he understood Sano's crimes but that he was unwilling to overlook his son. Despite his veiled threats, Del Toro refused to back down as Sano had murdered her partner, Harold Driver. Kenzo gave his respects and departed.

(White Tiger#6) - Kenzo was furious to learn that Sano had tried killing Del Toro to find out what Kenzo had said to her. He refused to tell Sano and promised to return Sano to Tokyo after their American business was complete. That night, he accompanied Sano and Cobra (Piet Voorhees) in their final mission for the Chaeyi to pick up documents from Eddie and his gang. White Tiger, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Luke Cage, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), and Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) then attacked. Kenzo attacked White Tiger with his sword just as Sano fired on her. Kenzo was hit by the bullet and killed.

Comments: Created by Tamora Pierce, Timothy Liebe, Phil Briones, and Don Hillsman.

Profile by Chadman.

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White Tiger#4-6 (April-June, 2006) - Tamora Pierce, Timothy Liebe (writers), Phil Briones (penciler), Don Hillsman (inker), Ruwan Jayatilleke (editor)

Last updated: 01/27/08

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