A ninja from Kotan
Hānzo hails from the Kotan Republics. He is a ninja in service to the Jade Regent. His ninja clan is rumored to exist beyond the borders of the Republics (ninja are known of in the Republics), though formally the Republics deny the existence of such agents.
Hānzo is rather forward at times. He is skilled at physical stealth, subterfuge, and assassination, but is not so skilled at social deception. He is a shinobi, not a spy, a distinction that is important to him, though not one many others bother to make.