Lady Deathstrike
Lady Deathstrike
Real Name Yuriko Oyama
Alternate Identity Lady Deathstrike
Powers and Abilities Adamantium bonded skeleton
Team Affiliations Reavers
Allies X-Men
Family and Friends Wolverine (Former Lover)

Lady Deathstrike, who was once Yuriko Oyama, is a member of the Reavers.


Lady Deathstrike once shared a romantic past with Wolverine, but she seeks to kill him in revenge for the death of her father, Professor Oyama, one of the heads of Weapon X, at the hands of Logan. She blamed Logan for the death of her father so she underwent a procedure to bond adamantium to her skeleton making her a cyborg. She joined fellow cyborgs and led them as part of the Reavers. They went into the sewers of New York City and captured the Morlocks. They found an old Shi'ar spaceship and broke in. However, it released an alien prisoner that attacked them all. Logan and the X-Men arrived and saved them all. Yuriko thanked Logan by deciding to leave him alone.


Yuriko's body is laced with adamantium. This gives her long claw like fingers.


Deathstrike is voiced by Jane Luk.

The first version of the character outside the comics.

The producers combined Deathstrike with Mariko Yashida, who had a romantic relationship with Logan.

Deathstrike's design was originally more accurate to the comics but changed later in production due to broadcasting concerns. Larry Houston said, "In trying to remain as costume accurate as I could, I kept Lady Deathstrike's plunging neckline but gave her minimal cleavage. This was 90s Saturday Morning, y'know. PASI had terrific Marvel Comics fan-professionals working there and they made several excellent, highly detailed episodes for us, including this two-parter, but gave the Lady a lot more volume and follow through chest bouncing in the animation than expected. Needless to say, two things were immediately noticed by the network and, to quell the panic it caused, I had to add a white blouse to all of her chest scenes."[1]

In the Comics

Deathstrike had no relationship with him prior to her transformation. She simply sought the death of the man who she felt stole her father's adamantium. She left him alone after Magneto ripped the adamantium from his bones, though he got it back thanks to Apocalypse.


  1. When X-Men: The Animated Series Borrowed from... Everywhere at Comic Book Resources

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