In Suicide Squad, Katana (Karen Fukuhara), whose real name is Tatsu Yamashiro, is an expert martial artist and swordswoman. She wields the mystical Soultaker blade, capable of trapping the souls of its victims.
In Heroes Reborn, Miko Otomo (Kiki Sukezane) is young Japanese woman who is trying to track down her missing father. All that she has left of her father is the sword and ribbon he gave to her. It’s revealed that her evolved human ability is to transport herself into the video game Evernow, becoming the warrior Katana Girl.
In the Kill Bill series, The Bride (Uma Thurman) is an ex-assassin left severely wounded after her former team, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, massacres her wedding party. When she wakes from her coma, she makes a revenge checklist and gets busy.
Michonne roams the wasteland wielding a katana and two jawless zombies. But in a world where the slightest noise will attract hordes of walking dead, her greatest strength may be the lack of lines given to her in the script.