Wolverine, however, was eventually rescued by his old friend from Alpha Flight, Puck, and his own father.
When Logan finally prepared to flee Hell, he intended to take Mariko with him, but with nothing to return to in this life, she asked him to leave her behind and return to Earth and reclaim his own life, a request Logan reluctantly acquiesced.
Phaedra, an agent of the Hand, resurrected Shingen and stole a piece of Wolverine's soul to torture him.
Wolverine made a deal with Azrael, the Angel of Death, where he would kill Phaedra to stop her resurrecting the dead if Azrael would heal his soul.
Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #118 (February, 1979).
To stop him, Mariko planned to kill her father and then commit seppuku in recompense, but Logan, learning the truth about his manipulation and inspired by a personal epiphany about his humanity, attacked her father and slew him in a fair battle of honor before she could act.
In the 2109 alternate universe, Mariko had the same powers as her 616 Marvel Universe counterpart Sunfire and his sister Sunpyre.
This version was created by Judd Winick and Mike Mc Kone.
She asked Wolverine to kill her to avoid a painful death and preserve her honor.
Wolverine killed her and vowed to avenge Mariko by yearly severing parts of Matsu'o's body on the anniversary of her death.Phaedra attempted to convince Wolverine to spare her life by offering to resurrect Mariko, but Wolverine refused.He stated he would pay any price to bring Mariko back, but he deeply loved Mariko because she was a better person than him in every way, and she would never accept life if it meant that someone as evil as Phaedra was allowed to live as well.is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.