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"てめえなぜこんなことをする? 俺たちてめえに何もしてねぇだろ!"[1]
"地球の半分。 サノスやられ。 お前は何故無事なの…[2]"
―Akihiko and Ronin[src]

Akihiko (Japanese: 明彦) was a Yakuza boss and criminal leader who was hunted down by Ronin for having survived the Snap.

Biography

Post Snap

Massacre in Tokyo

"待て! 助けてくれ! お前に何でもやる! 何が欲しい?[3]"
"What I want... You can't give me."
―Akihiko and Ronin[src]

Akihiko jumps out a window to escape Ronin

In 2023, Akihiko and his Yakuza subordinates clashed with Ronin, who believed they did not deserve to survive the Snap and were hunting them down. Ronin killed all of Akihiko's subordinates and forced him out of his hideout in Tokyo, Japan, challenging him to a duel. Though he fought his best, Akihiko was ultimately no match for Ronin, who fatally injured Akihiko by slashing his throat. With his dying breath, Akihiko asked Ronin to help him before Ronin executed him by stabbing Akihiko with his sword backward, violently ending his life.[4]

Legacy

Remembered by Hawkeye

One year after the Blip, during Christmas season, upon watching a NY1 television report about the apparent return of the "Ronin", Hawkeye experienced a flashback of how he murdered Akihiko as part of his last mission as Ronin.[5]

Personality

To be added

Abilities

  • Sword Mastery: Akihiko was highly skilled at using a sword in combat. However, he was completely no match against Ronin, Akihiko was only able to hold his own against him for a couple of seconds with a katana before being easily overpowered and killed.
  • Expert Acrobat: Akihiko was able to jump out of a window in order to try to escape Ronin.
  • Tactician: Akihiko was able to lead his faction of the Yakuza.

Equipment

Weapons

  • Katana: Akihiko used a katana to fight the vigilante Ronin.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

  • Ronin - Attempted Victim and Killer

Trivia

  • In the comics, Akihiko was a member of the Yakuza's science division known as the Shogun Reapers. Akihiko piloted a giant shogun mech alongside his boss, Danny Fear. Akihiko was killed when he was sucked out into space.

Behind the Scenes

References

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  1. Translates from Japanese to: "Why are you doing this? We never did anything to you!"
  2. Translates from Japanese to: "You survived... Half the planet didn't. They got Thanos. You get me..."
  3. Translates from Japanese to: "Wait... Wait! Help me. I'll give you anything! What do you want?"
  4. Avengers: Endgame
  5. Hawkeye: 1.01: Never Meet Your Heroes

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