O-Ren Ishii

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O-Ren Ishii

O-Ren Ishii (オーレン 石井 Ōren Ishii)

Character in Kill Bill, played by Lucy Liu. She is a Yakuza crime boss and a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, her codename is Cottonmouth.

Fun Quotes

  • O-Ren: "If any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say: NOWS THE FUCKIN TIME!"
  • O-Ren: "Silly caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords....you may not be able to fight like a samurai, but at least you can die like a samurai."


  • The name O-Ren was inspired by a character Sue Shihomi (Sister Streetfighter) played on the Japanese TV series Shadow Warriors aka Kage No Gundan.
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