19 Jan Oren Ishii: Assassin
Oren-Ishii, Queen of the Tokyo Underworld, was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad known by her code-name Cottonmouth. Oren-Ishii died on April 16th 2004 after being bested in a duel with Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride. The assassin by trade apparently was involved in the attempted murder of Beatrix Kiddo during her wedding day rehearsal (of all days). Kiddo, being a trained assassin herself, went after Oren-Ishii after surviving the attack. The two engaged in battle on a snowy night in which Oren-Ishii suffered a fatal blow from The Bride’s Hanzo sword. Attendants at the bloody scene said Oren-Ishii’s head was scalp less. The 29 year old will be laid to rest in Tokyo.