The ninja known as the North Wind belonged to an ancient order called the Four Winds
, serving their spiritual leader the Master of the Four Winds
. When his leader, also known as Timothy Lee, was framed for killing a prostitute, the North Wind was summoned and sent to New York to slay the man who was truly responsible, Richard "Pig" Malone
. Malone was under police protection because he agreed to testify against Lee in court, and Elektra
was hired to make sure Malone remained in one piece. The North Wind found Malone alone in his room, but before he could end the killer's life Elektra intervened. Caught off guard by her speed and fighting prowess, the North Wind was killed when Elektra speared him with her sai.