Wiki User Tools: Help

View Page Source


Marvel Universe

Base of Operations
Formerly Shadowland fortress

First Appearance
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #1 (2010)

Current Members:
Black Lotus, Makro, Yuki

Five women each of an old bloodline were chosen for their fighting prowess to serve as Hand assassins in a group called the Nail. They had been killing for the Hand for thousands of years, and when Daredevil took over New York City's Hell's Kitchen, Colleen Wing was invited to lead a new group of women. She discovered her mother led the Nail twenty-five years prior until enemies of the Hand uncovered their identities and murdered the women one by one. Daredevil promised to reveal more information about Colleen’s mother’s mysterious past once she accepted his offer.

The Nail's first assignment was to stop a truck employed by Coyote Inc. from smuggling people into New York as slave labor. Successful, Colleen chose to lead a raid on a massage parlor where the women employed there were kept prisoner, and she had previously failed to free them. The Nail made quick work of the thugs inside and shut them down permanently. Their next target was a corrupt councilman, responsible for running Coyote Inc.’s slave ring, but his capture also led to the imprisonment of all his employees including Colleen's naïve friend, Tig, who only just started working at his offices. Colleen refused to allow the Hand to ruthlessly interrogate Tig, who knew nothing about the councilman's operations, and attempted a rescue. Other members of the Nail set a trap, and Black Lotus ambushed Colleen as she was about to free Tig.

Lotus wounded Colleen with a strike to the neck, leaving the rest of the Nail to finish her off. Colleen was captured, but Cherry Blossom cleverly helped Colleen escape from Daredevil’s fortress as to not arouse suspicion of where her loyalties lied. Colleen soon returned, determined to free Tig, but she was confronted by the Nail again. Her only recourse was to challenge Lotus to a duel for group leadership. Colleen defeated Lotus and was allowed to leave without further incident, and she took Cherry Blossom and Tig with her. Yuki and Makro appeared to be loyal to Lotus, but the future of the Nail has yet to be revealed.

Contributors: Acotilletta2