Korain was a skilled samurai that was hired by Demmy Marston to eliminate Shang-Chi. Marston is confronted by Shang-Chi on his floating casino operation when Korain appears. Shang-Chi remembers Korain from his childhood because his skill as a samurai gained him respect in his father's court in Honan. Shang-Chi realizes that Korain hasn't aged but was younger because he was taking Fu Manchu's elixir of immortality. During the fight, Korain was forced to drink the elixir when pain filled his body and he aged to an old man. His youth and strength was restored but his heart could no longer endure the strain and he died when he lunged towards Shang-Chi. Korain's sword was released upon his death and it plunged into Marston's girlfriend's chest. Shang-Chi walked away while Marston mourned the death of Diana.
Korain was created by Gerry Conway
, Doug Moench
, Paul Gulacy
and Al Milgrom
in 1974 and first appeared in Master of Kung Fu
Skills & Abilities
Korain was a highly skilled samurai and swordsman. Korain was taking Fu Manchu's elixir of immortality to renew his youth and strength for many years.