Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (presumably human mutant or mutate)
Occupation: Mercenary, assassin
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Devil, Harry Galvano
Enemies: Kyle Hatcher, Margie White, Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett), Ned & Maggie, Sid & Whitie, a Canadian mountain lion, unidentified fisherman, unidentified drug "drop man," numerous others
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hell;
formerly a cemetery in Canada
First Appearance: Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#1 (March, 2003)
Shredder's right hand was over-sized, with each of his digits coming to the end
in sharp spikes; using this he could tear a person to pieces in seconds. He was
an expert tracker, presumably with enhanced senses but possibly just extremely
skilled/experienced. He was a lethal and violent fighter, generally killing
anyone he encountered in his mission, regardless of whether they helped him or
not. He seemed to have a fondness for torturing others. His face was horribly
deformed, lacking lips and looking like badly burned or otherwise scarred tissue
stretched across a skull.
Shredder traveled via motorcycle.
Height: Approximately 6'5"
Weight: Approximately 190 lbs.
Eyes: They seemed to be solid red
Hair: Sparse black hairs across a mostly bald head
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#2 (fb) - BTS) - The Shredder worked in Canada, and had taken previous jobs for drug trafficker Harry Galvano.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#2 (fb) - BTS / Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#3 (fb) - BTS / Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Shredder encountered a young Logan (later Wolverine) who was just starting to get control of his mutant powers. Shredder nearly slew Logan, apparently gaining the advantage when Logan failed to "watch out" for something.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#3 (fb) - BTS) - According to Wolverine, no one ever beat the Shredder.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#1) <note: Shredder isn't even
behind-the-scenes in this issue, but I included it as framing information,
rather than trying to explain the whys and wherefores as I went> -
Drug dealers Sid & Whitie shot and killed an agent of Harry Galvano and then made off with the drugs and the money, Galvano's agent having pulled a gun and accused Whitie of delivering 50 kilos instead of 65, as they had previously agreed on. Sid and Whitie boarded a plane to Mistassini, Canada, which also carried passengers Bruce Banner (traveling incognito as Mr. Pottsworth) and the young Kyle Hatcher, who had been bitten by a coral snake at home before boarding the plane. When Kyle fell ill, the pilot, Margie White, prepared to make an emergency landing, but Whitey held her at gunpoint and told her to fly to Mistassini as planned. Banner tried to help the pilot and got roughed up by Whitie, leading to Banner turning into the Hulk, whose rampage caused the plane to crash in the Canadian wilderness, near the Mammoth Mountains wildlife retreat where Wolverine was vacationing.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#2 (fb) - framing info) - As Galvano's agent died, he wrote Mistassini on the floor to tell where his assailant had said he was heading.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#2) - When Galvano learned this, he
ordered his other agents to contact the psycho the Shredder who worked in
Canada. Shredder was busy working from his home in a cemetery, slaughtering or
torturing someone when he heard the call. He agreed to locate and take care of
Whitie and Sid for the usual price, though he had to finish off his previous
business, which took a minute.
Not long after, Shredder confronted Whitie and Sid's drop agent in Lake Vague and forced him to tell him all he knew about their location...which was only that they were near a waterfall that looked like a deer's head. Shredder then killed the drop agent and took the money he held for the dealers. As he closed in on Whitie and Sid, Shredder saw Wolverine (and Banner) heading towards them on motorcycle. Shredder contacted Galvano, telling them they had a problem which would cost him another $5000, but that it was nothing he couldn't handle. Continuing to trail them, Shredder found an elderly couple, Ned & Maggie, from whom Whitie and Sid had stolen a motorhome. After they confirmed the theft, Shredder tore them to pieces.
Meanwhile, Sid and Whitie, having survived the crash but been separated from Banner, took Margie with them so she could lead them to Lake Vague, and she only agreed to help if they took Kyle with, too. As the six hours he could survive the envenomation was running out (only about 90 minutes left), Margie stabbed Whitie with a narcotic, causing him to drive off a cliff.
Following the criminals' trail in hopes of saving Kyle, Banner and Wolverine found Ned & Maggie's bodies, and Wolverine recognized this as Shredder's work.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#3) - With Whitie's spine crushed in
the wreck, Sid left him behind, taking Margie and Kyle with him by foot towards
Lake Vague. The Shredder found Whitie soon after, tore him from the vehicle, and
then asked him which direction they had gone. Whitie pointed the direction,
noting the drag litter Margie had made, and asked for help...help Shredder gave
by putting him out of his misery. Wolverine and Banner came upon the scene soon
after and raced to reach Shredder before he reached the others.
Just as Sid reached Lake Vague (and prepared to kill Margie and Kyle since he no longer needed them), Shredder arrived and shoved his claws through Sid, killing them. Margie reached for Sid's gun, but Shredder tore it from her hands. She told him about Kyle's need for anti-venom, but Shredder prepared to end his suffering instead. Margie instead convinced Shredder that the drop agent had a safe behind a painting of a fat moose (Sid had commented about the painting before), and she told him she could open the safe for him if he let the boy live. He drove her to a boat dock and had her ask an elderly fisherman for help, distracting him while Shredder slew the man. They boarded the boat and started on their way just as Wolverine and Banner arrived. Greeting and taunting Wolverine, Shredder tossed Kyle into the water and took off. Wolverine had Banner jump into the water to rescue Kyle while he rode his motorcycle off the dock, launching himself into the air to come down on the boat.
(Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#4) - Wolverine slashed the Shredder
twice with his claws, knocking Shredder away from the outboard motor that
steered the boat, which then crashed into land, knocking them all into the air.
Wolverine was dazed when his head crashed into a rock, and Shredder recovered
first tearing into Wolverine's face and then impaling him through the chest,
lifting him into the air, and telling him to admit that Shredder was the very
best, that his claws were the deadliest. Wolverine responded by slicing
Shredder's arm off mid-humerus, eliminating his threat. As an angry mountain
lion approached, Wolverine left Shredder behind, and Shredder's screams were
Wolverine and Banner then swiftly jerry-rigged an anti-venom, which saved Kyle's life.
(Wolverine IV#2) - Shredder was one of the many souls under the Devil's control that Wolverine fought.
Comments: Created by Bruce Jones and Scott Kolins.
There's not any clear evidence that Shredder had superhuman strength, durability, or healing, but he could...
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Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#3, p14 (not including recap page), panel 6 (full body)
#4, p4, panel 4 (impaling Wolverine)
p6, panel 2 (unmasked face)
Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#2 (March, 2003) - Bruce Jones (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), John Miesegaes (editor), Axel Alonso (supervising editor)
Hulk/Wolverine: 6 Hours#3-4 (April, 2003) - Bruce Jones (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), John Miesegaes (editor), Axel Alonso (supervising editor)
Wolverine IV#2 (December, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Renato Guedes (pencils), Jose Wilson Magalhaes (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Last updated: 03/25/13
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