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Hiroshi Kuramoto

Alias: Kayo

Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Height: 5' 6''
Weight: 200 lbs
Race: Human

Legal Status:Japanese citizen
Group affiliation: Brigade

Story: Kayo was a part of the original Brigade, started by Battlestone. When Brigade was disbanded after a failed mission, Kayo stayed to help Battlestone start the second incarnation of Brigade [1].

Shortly after the Blood Brothers incident Kayo left Brigade to take care of some family business in Japan [3]. He tried to steal a power orb from Toshiro Soroyama, and was captured. He was saved by Lethal, Brigade and WildC.A.T.S who were also trying to get the power orb. Returning to America he rejoined Brigade [4,5].

Kayo was killed by Crypt when Crypt attacked Brigade [6].

Note: An out-of-continuity story show Kayo, Coldsnap and Thermal to be alive and Lethal back in her proper place in time [7].

Skills & abilities: Expert marksman and skilled martial artist [2].

Continuity: Rob Liefeld's part of the Image universe
Publisher(s): Image
Extreme Studios
First app.: Brigade (vol. 1) #1 (1992)
Creator(s): Rob Liefeld
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- Liefeld Characters
- Alex Barros/Coldsnap
- Boone
- Brigade
- Crypt
- John Annex Stone/Battlestone
- Kaitlin McManus/Crusible
- Kathy Pearson/Stasis
- Marc Barros/Seahawk
- Michael Talbot/Hacker
- Rebecca Halley/Thermal
- Roman
- Sean Welch/Atlas

References: 1: Brigade (vol. 1) #0
2: Brigade (vol. 1) #1
3: Brigade (vol. 2) #4
4: Brigade (vol. 2) #11
5: Brigade (vol. 2) #12
6: Brigade (vol. 2) #16
7: Brigade (vol. 2) #25