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People/Characters: Hattori Hanzō, "Devil Hanzō"

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Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann
Trial on Mount Koya by Susan SpannIga ryu leader

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Hattori Hanzō (服部 半蔵, ~1542 – November 4, 1596), also known as Hattori Masanari or Hattori Masashige (服部 正成), was a famous samurai of the Sengoku era, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan. Today, he is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture.  

He was the head of the Iga ryu to which Susan Spann's fictional Hattori Hiro belongs Hanzō was more of a title than a name, and there were five Hattori Hanzōs.

Hattori Hanzō, "Devil Hanzō" in Wikipedia

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