Shao Zhang

Shao Zhang

West Mistress

Full Name Shao June Zhang
Occupation Vice president of acquisitions; Abstergo International
Second-in-Command of the League of Shadows (de facto)
Vigilante (in secret)
Member of the League of Assassins (formerly)
Status Alive
Family Unnamed Parents (deceased)
Unnamed brother (deceased)
Unnamed twins sisters (deceased)
Alter ego Elektra Natchios (undercover name in Corto Maltese)
Red Sky
"I am Shao Zhang, hand of Malek al Ghul, Mistress of the West"
—Shao when she introduces herself.


  • Peak of human physical condition: As a highly skilled assassin, Shao is in top physical condition with fast reflexes. Shao is also noticeably much faster than Oliver and Josh.
  • League of Assassins training: It can be assumed that Shao has gone through the training all League members do. She likely possesses skills with a variety of other melee weapons such as swords, darts or the dagger that she keeps at her thigh.
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial Artist: Shao was trained in martial arts by Nyssa to become a warrior of the League of Assassins. Also, Shao is highly skilled, and employs a mixed martial arts style that derives elements of Muay Thai, Capoeira, Karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and Okinawan martial arts, such as Sai (weapon)|sai fighting. Hence, she was able to overpower thugs, Yakuza members, and highly skilled The Hidden members. 
  • Master Assassin: Shao has assassinated many people on behalf of the League of Assassins. Some of her marks include a pilot in Buenos Aires, a lawyer in Berlin, and at least six people in Morocco.
  • Sai Mastery: Shao is highly skilled in sai fighting, one of the Okinawan martial arts she employs.
  • Master archer: Shao demonstrated skills in archery that also rivaled Oliver's. She was able to fire multiple arrows in rapid succession from a moving car at an even faster moving target.
  • Master swordswoman: As a member of the League of Assassins, Shao is a master swordswoman.
  • Meditation: Shao is skilled in Meditation, she was able to stay calm while held captive in a cell by Team Arrow.
  • Multilingualism: Shao is capable of fluently speaking Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, English, French, and Japanese. .
  • Acrobatics: Shao is shown to be highly skilled in entering and leaving buildings. Like Nyssa she uses a scarf to quickly descend down from ceilings.
  • Toxicology/First aid: Shao displayed a familiarity with poisons and she is skilled in first aid.
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