"For some reason, this is my life. I'm a mutant who can't get hurt. Physically anyways. I've been hurt emotionally more times than I can count. I've learned not to let it keep me down. So now I'm here, leading a team of two other mutants, who are also looking for answers about their pasts. I just hope we don't end up killing each other by the time we get to the next state. Even if we did, I know I'd end up winning."
|Affiliation||Weapon X (Earth-4126)|
|Base of Operations||Always Moving|
|Place of Birth||Japan|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
Life in Japan
James was born into a wealthy Canadian family living in Japan, expanding their business. Growing up, his family's assistant taught him kung-fu, which he mastered very quickly. He also loved watching ninja movies with his father when he was younger. As James began to hit puberty, his senses became enhanced. He thought this was normal for most children, but it started getting out of hand. Once they started calming down, James thought it was over. he was wrong. His hands began feeling massive pain. He went to his father, who decided to take him to a hospital.
In the hospital room, James's claws popped out for the first time and they went straight into the doctor's throat, which killed him instantly. He also accidentally chopped off his father's hand, and he ran away in fear. After escaping from the hospital, his mutation went into its final stage. His skeleton felt extreme pain as it felt like it was being coated with boiling metal. This was proven when the metal reached his claws and he saw them go from bone to silver. He was fascinated but scared. He attempted to end it by stabbing himself, but he could not penetrate his own skin.
After finally coming to terms with his powers, James was attacked by a clan of ninjas calling themselves the Hand. He used his martial arts training to fight them at first, but it proved ineffective as they took him out within five minutes. He woke up in one of their bases where Hand scientists began experimenting on James, attempting to isolate the X-Gene within him. He was kept in the base for nearly four years. When he was nineteen, he popped his claws and killed anyone who got in his way, stopping at nothing to escape.