name: Shinobi Shaw
Other aliases: None
Identity: Publicly known, however, the general public is unaware of Shinobi
Shaw's criminal activities
Occupation: Head of Shaw Industries
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Place of birth: Unrevealed
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Sebastian (father)
Base of operations: New
York City and Japan
Group affiliation: Upstarts, Inner Circle of the
First appearance: X-FACTOR #68
Shinobi Shaw is the son of billionaire industrialist Sebastian Shaw, who was also
the Black King of the Hellfire Club. Ignored by his father in his youth and vowing
revenge, Shinobi encountered his father in the latter's Swiss chalet and appeared
to have killed him.
Shinobi inherited his father's business and wealth.
Shaw was also a member of the Upstarts, a group of young mutants organized by
the mutant Gamesmaster who wanted to lead the next generation of would-be conquerors.
Shinobi received "points" for killing his father.
Shaw attempted to
revive the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle with the X-Men known as Archangel and
Psylocke, who refused his offer. Shaw's next contest with the Upstarts involved
assassinating the surviving New Mutants and Hellions, and was thwarted by the
combined effort of X-Force and the New Warriors.
Shinobi's current whereabouts
are unknown. Whether he has discovered that his father, Sebastian, survived the
assassination attempt has yet to be revealed.
Height: 5 ft. 11
Weight: 165 lbs.
Strength level: Shinobi Shaw possesses the normal human strength
of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Known superhuman powers: Shinobi Shaw is a mutant with the ability
to alter the density of his own body. He can lower his body's density, allowing
himself to pass through solid objects of organic and inorganic nature. He can
also heighten his body's density, providing resistance to injury. Shinobi is also
able to phase a body part (such as his hand) into the body of another person and
increase the density, causing great physical damage.