Miho

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Researched by: PeteD

is a character in Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. In the film adaptation of Sin City, she is portrayed by Devon Aoki.

Miho is a mute female assassin of Japanese descent (Miho is easily offended by anti-Japanese racial slur, such as "Jap slut" and "Jap slag"; in response, she behaves in an even more sadistic way than she normally does). Along with Gail, she serves as an enforcer and defender of the city's Old Town. She is often referred to as "Deadly Little Miho" by the character Dwight McCarthy in his narrations. Despite residing in Old Town, there is nothing to suggest that she herself is a prostitute (contrary to the opinion expressed by some film critics like Andrew Sarris and Ty Burr ).

Much of Miho's past remains a mystery. Three years before the events of A Dame To Kill For, she was saved by Dwight during an attack by Tong gangsters. As Dwight himself explains to Goldie and Wendy, "three of the Tong who attacked Miho were dead by her hand. But the last two had her dead to rights. Point blank range." Because of this incident, she owes a debt of honor to Dwight. Subsequently, Dwight is the only male character she is ever shown to have any non-lethal interaction with, even taking orders from him at one point. They have some sort of friendship, as he is also the only character she ever shows any physical attraction or affection towards.

In a fight Miho typically uses her swords to "play" with her opponent (in Family Values Dwight likens her to a cat), often dodging her opponent's blows while hitting him/her (with seeming ease) in return. She would appear to be a modern day master of traditional ninjutsu as she tends to rely on stealth, evasion, and counter attacks more than directly engaging an opponent. This puts to good use her acrobatic/gymnastic ability and knowledge of pressure points, veins, and arteries. She is also is fond of using roller-skate to get around (the same trick is used by Carrie Kelly as Catgirl in Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, also written by Frank Miller).

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Official Site: Dark Horse Comics
Links:  Miho Wikipedia   Sin City IMDb   Deadly Little Miho  

 

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Wins: 4
Losses: 2

Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Win Baroness 57 to 37
Win Navajas 73 to 27
Win Gogo Yubari 49 to 28
Win Mr. Blonde (Vic Vega) 45 to 21
Loss Mystique 33 to 68
Loss Beatrix Kiddo (The Bride) 7 to 8