Noburu used to beat up her wife Mariko Yashida. He worked with Lord Shingen, Mariko's father. He was killed by Yukio while pointing a gun to Wolverine.
In Other Media
* Brian Tee portrays Noburo in the film The Wolverine. In the movie, his last name is changed from Hideki to Mori. This version of the character never beats his wife, but he is unfaithful to her. He puts a hit out on his wife when her father asks him to. For his involvement he is beaten and thrown out of a window by Wolverine.