Real Name: Haruo Tsuburaya
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Kamikaze has augmented strength, speed, and endurance, he can fly and speed up the atomic friction between air molecules, letting him give off an explosive charge on impact, which he is immune to.
Kamikaze was recruited by Stryfe in Madripoor to join the Mutant Liberation Front (MLF) with Dragoness and Sumo shortly after the team was created. The newly assembled team fought with the New Mutants who had the help of Sunfire. Even with the extra help, the MLF is successful in kidnapping several members of the New Mutants. However, their victory is quelled by the arrival of Wolverine who tracks down and releases their captives. With the help of their android Zero, the MLF is able to escape.
However the New Mutants—now dubbed X-Force by their militant leader Cable—track them down to their hidden base. Kamikaze is one of the few members to engage X-Force while Stryfe sets up a self-detonation countdown. With only a few minutes left, Stryfe has Zero once again teleport the team to safety.
As the events of the X-Cutioner's Song begin to unfold, the MLF finds itself collecting an array of ancient relics. The team, including Kamikaze, split into strike forces to steal the various artifacts that will help Apocalypse from his slumber. Later on, in X-factor #85, the New Mutants, X-Factor and the X-Men discovered the latest MLF base in Dust Bowl, Arkansas.
During the fray Forearm, one of Kamikaze's teammates, threw the X-Man Archangel into the air, allowing Kamikaze to sneak up on him from behind. But Archangel spread his then-metallic wings and accidentally decapitated Kamikaze, whose head rolled through the battle to Boom-Boom.
Despite earlier confusion, Kamikaze and Samurai (Ishiro Tsuburaya) are actually NOT the same person/character. It was revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008) - HC vol. 08 under the profile for the Mutant Liberation Front that they are in fact two separate people.
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #93
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Cable: Second Genesis (1999)
Marvel Legacy: The 1990's Handbook (2007)
The New Mutants (1983)
#93 What If...? (1989)
- 'Lethal Weapons'#100
- 'The End of the Beginning'
#46 X-Factor (1986)
- '...What If Cable Had Destroyed the X-Men?'#47
- 'What If Magneto Took Over the United States?'
#1 X-Force Megazine (1996)
- 'A Force To Be Reckoned With'
Mutant Liberation Front (Marvel)
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