NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Silver Samurai from the X-Men film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Silver Samurai (Marvel).
Eternity can be a curse. It hasn't been easy for you, living without time. The losses you have had to suffer. A man can run out of things to live for. Lose his purpose, become a ronin, a samurai without a master. I can end your eternity, make you... mortal.
~ Ichiro Yashida
Logan-san, don't look so shocked. With you at my side I survived Nagasaki, surely I could survive this. Dr. Green and I have been waiting. It's only this armor that has kept me alive, we built it to make me strong... so I can take what you would not give. And transfer your unwanted healing to my body, my legacy must be preserved. Your mistake is to believe that a life without end can have no meaning, it is the only life that can.
~ Yashida revealing his true nature.

IchIrō Yashida (also known as The Silver Samurai) is the main antagonist of the 2013 movie The Wolverine.

He was portrayed by the Japanese-American actor Haruhiko Yamanouchi.


Meeting Logan

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Ichirō Yashida meets Logan.

During the Nagasaki bombing in 1945, Yashida was saved by James "Logan" Howlett, also known as the "Wolverine", at a prisoners of war camp where Logan was being detained. He had become fascinated with Wolverine's healing powers. He had then become jealous of his healing power. In subsequent years he became head of a powerful Japanese company, as well as having a son, Shingen, who in turn had a daughter, Mariko, whom he became more attached to rather than Shingen. Many years later, one of his granddaughters servants, Yukio, was sent to get Logan to meet Yashida as he was dying. When Logan got to Japan, Yashida offered to take his eternity away from him so he could become immortal. Logan refused the offer. Yashida said then he must protect his granddaughter, Mariko, from her father, as he had entrusted his fortune to her and not Shingen. Yashida's doctor, a woman known only as "Viper", injected a robotic parasite into Logan, taking away his healing factor. However, later that night, Yashida apparently died.

Final Battle

It was later revealed, according to Japan's Minister of Justice, Noburo Mori, that Yashida had faked his death and paid billions of dollars to make an armor made of adamantium, or the Silver Samurai armor, and almost put his company, Yashida Industries into bankruptcy. He battled Wolverine and cut off his claws. He then started to extract his immortality away as he is talking about his true nature claiming he will finally grant Wolverine peace in death but before he can regain his youth was stopped by Mariko and then killed by Wolverine by being pushed off his birthplace to his death. It is unknown as to whether or not he is killed in the alternate timeline as well.





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