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Deathstrike (Marvel)(Ultimate)
Real Name: Yuriko 'Yuri' Oyama
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Yuriko was genetically altered in order to give her razor sharp extensible talons much like Wolverine's adamantium claws, except with the ability to bend. She also has a healing factor and has an adamantium skeleton.

Yuriko Oyama, or Yuri for short, was an average Texan car thief until Ororo Munroe walked into her life. Storm moved to Texas after fleeing from Morocco and moved in on Yuri's turf. The two parted ways harshly after Ororo manipulated the weather to rain during a daring motorcycle chase, causing Yuri to slam into an oncoming truck.

Several years later, after pulling through a coma and being paralyzed from the neck down, Yuri was approached by Dr. Cornelius, a former Weapon X scientist with an opportunity to get revenge on Storm by allowing herself to be genetically altered. Hoping to take out both Storm and Wolverine, he transformed her into a killing machine and set her loose on them.

However, things didn't go as planned. Yuri was struck by lightning during the fight with Storm and was carted off to the Triskelon for imprisonment. During Magneto's escape, she also broke loose from her cell and stabbed Dazzler. But, before she could do much more damage, Longshot (another escapee) broke her neck and apparently killed her.

The Ultimate version of this character is not an alternate identity of the regular Marvel character as the Ultimate universe is a distinct reality. See here for more information.

First Appearance: Ultimate X-Men (2001) #59

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Issue Appearances:
Ultimate Secrets (2008)
Ultimate X-Men (2001)

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Weapon X Project (Marvel)(Ultimate)

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