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The Hand

The Religious Affiliation of
The Hand
 

Religion: Ninjutsu CBR Scale: D

Name: The Hand

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #174 (Sep. 1981): "The Assasination of Matt Murdock"

            NOTE: This is our current best assessment of the first appearance of this character, but this has been flagged in our database as uncertain.

Creators: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 155

Enemy of: Daredevil, The Avengers, X-Men, The Chaste

Nation: Japan

Number of group members listed below: 39

Character
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Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Akuma villain
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
The Hand Marvel 59
The Beast The Beast villain deity
CBR Scale: D demon
The Hand; Snakeroot
[worshipped by Snakeroot and the Hand]
Marvel 16
Bisento villain
CBR Scale: D Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand; Snakeroot... 
[opposed Snakeroot's About Face plans]
Marvel 3
The Black Tarantula The Black Tarantula (Carlos LaMuerto) villain
  The Hand; Team Spider Marvel 27
Dr. Abraham B. Cornelius Dr. Abraham B. Cornelius supporting character
  The Hand Marvel 15
Lyle Crawford Lyle Crawford villain
CBR Scale: M The Hand; possessed by demon
The Hand; black
[pro-basketball player]
Marvel 4
Lord Daito Lord Daito villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand; Snakeroot (leader)...  Marvel 8
Doka Doka villain
CBR Scale: M Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand; Snakeroot
[came from an abusive family; killed them in their sleep]
Marvel 10
Dragonfly (Meiko Yin) villain
CBR Scale: M True Believers (Ninja cult, former member)
The Hand
[sister of Peter Parker's co-worker Angela Yin]
Marvel 5
Elektra Elektra (Elektra Natchios) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Greek Orthodox; Ninjutsu
The Hand; Code Red Marvel 331
Enteki Enteki villain
CBR Scale: D Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand; Snakeroot... 
[killed by Stone]
Marvel 3
Erynys Erynys villain
CBR Scale: U Ninjutsu
The Hand; Snakeroot
[corpse reanimated by Snakeroot and the Hand]
Marvel 4
Genkotsu Genkotsu villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand; Snakeroot... 
[former holy man]
Marvel 10
Ghost Maker Ghost Maker (Grigori Sovchenko) villain
CBR Scale: I resurrected
The Hand; Snakeroot... 
[part Mongol from the Russian steppes]
Marvel 4
The Hand The Hand villain group
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
[1st app: Daredevil (vol. 1) #174 (Sep. 1981)] Marvel 155
Harvester villain
CBR Scale: R Ninjutsu
The Hand; Assassins Guild Marvel 4
Nyoirin Henecha Nyoirin Henecha villain
CBR Scale: U Ninjutsu; Buddhist
The Hand; Yakuza
[Kwannon's former master/employer/lover]
Marvel 6
Lord Hirochi villain
CBR Scale: M Ninjutsu
The Hand
[Lady Bullseye's master]
Marvel 3
Hiromitsu villain
CBR Scale: S occult; ancestor veneration
The Hand Marvel 5
Iron Fist (Junzo Muto) villain
CBR Scale: M The Hand cult
The Hand
[assassin; still a minor]
Marvel 7
The Iron Monk villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Buddhist monk
The Hand
[could not be injured by mortal hand or weapon]
Marvel 1
Izanami Izanami (Naomi Chu) villain
CBR Scale: M Ninjutsu
The Hand Marvel 7
Master Izo Master Izo supporting character
CBR Scale: M Eastern mysticism
The Hand; Asian Marvel 8
The Jonin The Jonin villain
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
The Hand (leader) Marvel 12
The Jonin villain
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
The Hand (leader); Asian Marvel 2
Kirigi Kirigi villain
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
The Hand Marvel 20
Lady Bullseye Lady Bullseye (Maki Matsumoto) villain
  The Hand; Asian Marvel 32
The Mandarin The Mandarin (Khan) villain scientist
  The Hand; Mandarin's Minions...  Marvel 190
The Mark The Mark (Mark Tomanaga) villain
CBR Scale: S Ninjutsu
The Hand; Asian
[1st appears and dies in same story]
Marvel 1
mystery woman villain
CBR Scale: S Ninjutsu
The Hand
[trained by the Hand]
Marvel 6
Naguchi villain
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
The Hand; Asian Marvel 1
Revanche Revanche (Kwannon) hero
CBR Scale: S Ninjutsu
The Hand; X-Men... 
[mind/body switched with Psylocke]
Marvel 30
Daisuke Sasaki supporting character
CBR Scale: M Bushido
The Hand
[16th C. Samurai; formed sect of the Hand]
Marvel 4
Snakeroot Snakeroot villain group
CBR Scale: D Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect)
The Hand
[former Inner Circle of the Hand]
Marvel 23
Tekagi Tekagi villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Snakeroot (Ninjutsu sect) (leader)
The Hand; Snakeroot... 
[Elektra's former lover; led Snakeroot after Daito's suicide]
Marvel 11
Tombstone Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln) villain
  Hood's Army; Sinister Twelve Marvel 135
Matsu'o Tsurayaba Matsu'o Tsurayaba villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Ninjutsu; Death Touch Cult (leader)
The Hand; Yakuza... 
[wrested control of Yakuza]
Marvel 35
Yohei supporting character
  The Hand
[midget; head enforcer for Yashida clan]
Marvel 2
Kagenobu Yoshioka Kagenobu Yoshioka supporting character
CBR Scale: M Bushido
The Hand
[16th C. Samurai; formed sect of the Hand]
Marvel 5

This character is in the following 67 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Daredevil
Daredevil: Ninja
The Daredevils #9 (Sep. 1983): "Elektra" (behind the scenes)
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
Darkhawk
Daughters of the Dragon #6 (Aug. 2006)
Elektra (vol. 1) #18 (May 1998): "Going Home"
Elektra: Assassin #1 (Aug. 1986): "Hell and Back" (vision)
Elektra: The Hand
Hawkeye
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #16 (Sep. 2005): "Wild Blue Yonder, Part Four" (mentioned)
Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #8 (Winter 1992): "Jim Starlin Gallery"
New X-Men (vol. 2) #13 (July 2005): "Into the Light" (behind the scenes)
Punisher (vol. 8) #1 (Mar. 2009): "The Punisher Saga"
Scarlet Spider
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets
Wolverine Annual '99 (Dec. 1999): "Beer Run"
X-Men
X-Men Forever (vol. 2) #Alpha (July 2009): "Firestorm"


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.marvel.com/universe/Hand
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hand_(Earth-616)
  - http://www.comicvine.com/the-hand/65-1800/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/hanharj.htm
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/35638/
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=7108