- My parents never liked the idea of me following in my grandfather's footsteps. I wonder what they'd think of me being a vigilante. Of me being the Wraith!
- -- Wraith
- -- Wraith
After watching her grandfather, Kenneth Watanabe, receive the NYPD Medal of Honor, Yuri Watanabe wanted to emulate him by becoming a crime-fighter just like him. She studied all she could and despite her parents reluctance, she joined the NYPD Junior Police Academy. She befriended Johnny Storm and Mary Jane Watson in school and Carlie Cooper at the academy.
Her grandfather was murdered during the New York gang wars, the NYPD decided that finding his killer wasn't worth perusing. Yuri learned that not some crimes wouldn't be investigated into and decided to take matters into her own hands. Stealing stolen equipment from lock-up, she became the vigilante known as the Wraith.
Yuri was present when Johnny and Mary Jane first learned they had acquired superpowers and she convinced them to become her vigilante partners. Despite initially failing, the Slingers eventually recruited the Masked Marvel, transforming him into Spider-Man.
To be continued...
Powers and Abilities
- Gifted Intelligence
- Martial Arts
- Photographic Memory
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the Heroic Spider-Man and is an adaptation of Yuri Watanabe/Wraith. The original character was created by John Romita Jr. and Dan Slott and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #600.
- Wraith's codename, Spiral, is a reference to the Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 story arc she costarred in.
- Appearances of Yuriko Watanabe (Earth-774237)
- Character Gallery: Yuriko Watanabe (Earth-774237)
- Quotations by Yuriko Watanabe (Earth-774237)
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