Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Ishikawa
Identity/Class: Human civilian of the USA
Occupation: Attorney General of the State of New York
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Alpha Flight (Earthmover/Chuck Moss, Guardian/Heather MacNeill Hudson, Puck/Eugene Milton Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Snowbird/Narya, Vindicator/James Hudson)
Enemies: Jack White (legal counsel for
Charles Xavier), Juggernaut (Cain Marko), Charles Xavier
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#421 (June, 2003)
Powers/Abilities: Miss Ishikawa possessed no known
superhuman abilities. However, she was sharp, intelligent and well
versed in the ins and outs of the law. She was not easily intimidated,
not even while caught in the middle of a super powered conflict.
Ishikawa had a sharp, sarcastic wit. She wore glasses.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
(Uncanny X-Men I#422 (fb) - BTS) - Miss Ishikawa worked as the attorney general of the state of New York. She was unaware her boss, the governor, secretly hated mutants and was donating considerable funds to hate groups such as the Church of Humanity. When the governor was contacted by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the mother of Samuel Pare (who was worried because she couldn't reach her child at the Institute), the governor decided this was a perfect way to shut down the Xavier Institute. The governor, along with Ishikawa, struck a deal with the Canadian government that would bring in Canada's national superhero team Alpha Flight to not only retrieve Samuel, but also assist in removing all the students from the Institute for their own safety (after recent riots). Ishikawa accompanied Alpha Flight to the Xavier Institute, carrying all the official paperwork necessary to carry out the order.
(Uncanny X-Men I#421) - Ishikawa was alongside the Canadian superheroes when the team rather unceremoniously barged into the Institute, ordering Xavier to relinquish custody of the children under his care to Alpha Flight.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422 - BTS) - Ishikawa handed Charles
Xavier the papers outlining the governor's decree, grilling him with
questions even as the professor called his attorney Jack White on his
cellphone to check if Alpha Flight's actions were legal.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422) - Ishikawa assured the annoyed professor that his legal counsel would only tell him what she'd already told him: the governor's decision was legal when the safety of the children is the issue. Xavier tried his best to convince Ishikawa and Alpha Flight that the well being of the students under his care was of paramount importance. But when he couldn't tell them where Samuel was, Ishikawa sarcastically glared at that notion (see comments).
(Uncanny X-Men I#422 - BTS) - Alpha Flight soon located Samuel, who was out on the fields behind the Institute playing catch with the Juggernaut (Cain Marko). They forced the two of them to join the others on the front lawn even as law officers were forcibly removing all minors from the premises.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422) - Juggernaut got into a verbal
dispute with Ishikawa when he tried to prevent the police from taking
Samuel away. Ishikawa reminded the former supervillain they were acting
on authority of the state of New York and that if he was really the
Juggernaut they'd come for him next.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422 - BTS) - Matters escalated when Alpha Flight's Puck tried to take away Carter Ghazikhanian, the son of the Institute's nurse Annie. Juggernaut knocked the tiny Alphan away from his friends. This prompted a brief, but heavy fight between the X-Men and Alpha Flight while Charles Xavier once again called his attorney, urging him to come up with a solution. Jack White quickly uncovered the governor's connections to the Church of Humanity and informed the professor.
(Uncanny X-Men I#422) - Xavier handed Ishikawa his cellphone so Jack White could make a proposition to her. Initially uninterested in striking a deal, Ishikawa listened as White promised to reveal to te press what he'd learned about the governor if she didn't call off her "Canadian hounds". White allowed her five minutes to confirm these allegations, but by then Samuel Pare had willingly offered to go back with Alpha Flight if they'd leave the other kids in peace. Ishikawa agreed, as well as Alpha Flight who had been uncomfortable with the mission from the get go and were only really interested in returning a minor to his mother. Ishikawa rode with Pare as he was driven off the Xavier Institute, watching as the overly emotional Juggernaut said goodbye to his new friend.
Comments: Created by Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks).
Miss Ishikawa sure had brass ones the size of an elephant for going toe to toe with the Juggernaut in a verbal shouting match. She apparently also carried several pairs of glasses, seeing as they change shape in between issues. Could be her reading glasses, though.
As for Professor Xavier not being able to know where Samuel Pare was... It's a little hard to believe the strongest telepath in the world would be unable to lock on to Samuel's thoughts within seconds. But hey, at least it made for some amusing comedic banter.
Profile by Norvo.
Ishikawa should not be confused with
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Uncanny X-Men I#421, p24, pan3 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#422, p14, pan1 (oh, God.)
Uncanny X-Men I#422, p13, pan2 (that's meaningless..)
Uncanny X-Men I#421 (June 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#422 (July 2003) - Chuck Austen (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Last updated: 05/21/14
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