Stalker’s distraction at having actually found Thorn has led her into a costly mistake and allowed Shinobi to get the drop on her this week. Shinobi has had a couple of bad run ins with women calling themselves Stalker, so he’s not taking chances, and not taking prisoners. Fortunately, Stalker isn’t totally unprepared. The costume is armored. As mentioned way back in issue #2, the weave is substantially carbon nanotubes and stranger than steel. That blow from the sword still hart like Hell, but like being hit with a bat, not like being cut in half.