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Silver Sablinova (Earth-616) from Avenging Spider-Man Vol 1 8
Silver Sable
Real name: Silver Sablinova
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #265
Created by: Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz
Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Good
Status: Alive, Divorced
Place of Birth: Symkaria
Citizenship: Symkarian
Base: Symkaria; Symkarian Embassy in NYC
Affiliations: Formerly Heroes For Hire, Wild Pack, Intruders, Outlaws, sometime partner of Dominic Fortune
Abilities: Silver Sable is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, an expert marksman and swordsman, an accomplished gymnast, and an accomplished leader and strategist; she is remarkably agile and has exceptional strength, speed, durability, and reflexes. Silver Sable has an indomitable will. She has been shown resisting the worldwide psychic manipulation of the Goddess to retain her sensibilities. She has also easily defied a telepath's attempt alter her mind by sheer force of will.
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
Hair Color: Silver
Eye Color: Blue
Unique Features: {{{18}}}

Silver Sablinova (of Earth-616) also known as Silver Sable is a fictional character from Marvel Comics, a female mercenary, hunter of war criminals, the leader of the Wild Pack, Monarch of Symkaria and CEO of Silver Sable International.

Personality

She is a legitimate mercenary, however her methods and motives have sometimes brought her into conflict with other superheroes.

Silver has collaborated with various superheroes, including the aforementioned Spider-Man, the Punisher, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Venom, Captain America, Deadpool, and many others.

Sandman, a reformed Spider-Man villain, was a mercenary for Silver Sable International for a long time, heading the Intruders, the squad of superpowered mercenaries in the employ of Silver Sable International. Other heroes and reformed minor villains work for Silver Sable International on occasion.

History

Silver's father was a Nazi hunter, considered to be the best in Europe, even working alongside James Howlett, simply known as the Canadian at the time. His wife was murdered when the home he shared with his wife and daughter was bombed. Silver begged her father to train her, so she could avenge her mother's murder, and though he tried his best to discourage her, he soon realized her potential, and she soon began joining him on hunts.

After his death, she assumed command of the Wildpack, and became founder and owner of Silver Sable International.

She met Spider-Man while trailing the Black Fox. Working with the New York City police, the Wild Pack nearly apprehended him, only to be thwarted by the inadvertent actions of Spider-Man. Eventually Spider-Man recovered the Jewels but allowed the thief to escape.

The two have since worked together on a few occasions. She has also worked with Paladin, Puma, Solo, Hawkeye and the Sandman.

Sable was formally married to the criminal Foreigner. She turned against him after learning he was responsible for the death of her uncle Fritz.

Silver Sable International was later hired by a small South African country to neutralize the international terrorist Jason Macendale(Jack O'Lantern), suspected of training rebel forces within the client's borders. An initial team of Wild Pack members was ambushed by Macendale's men and nearly killed, leading Silver Sable to enlist aid from Spider-Man. During the course of these events, Sable became involved in a daylight robbery that resulted in the death of a young woman, an innocent bystander accompanied by her young son. The woman's death struck a responsive chord in Sable, and she dropped her other activities to hunt down the killer. His trail led to an abandoned building, where Jack O'Lantern chose to attack Silver and her men. During the final confrontation, her choice to capture the killer enabled Jack O'Lantern to escape.

Spider-Man then agreed to help Silver capture Jack O'Lantern. They tracked him to Coney Island Amusement Park, only to be ambushed by the group of costumed criminals called the Sinister Syndicate, the Beetle, the Rhino, Hydro-Man, Boomerang and the Speed Demon, who were hired to kill Macendale's pursuers. They nearly succeeded, but were stopped at the last minute by the Sandman, who allowed Sable and Spider-Man to escape. After a long battle, the three managed to defeat the criminals, but nothing was found to help them locate Jack O'Lantern.

Other heroes and reformed minor villains work for Silver Sable International on occasion.

Shadowland

Silver Sable in New York during Shadowland

Silver Sable during Shadowland.

Silver Sable has since turned up in New York City; after the Symkarian revolution she personally bought the now-abandoned Symkarian embassy with intent to return it to her people when the time came and currently uses it as her base of operations.

Her last venture was to bring international mobsters in alive to Interpol for questioning. Unfortunately for her, her prey was murdered by the time she arrived at the scene, baring the insignia of Ninja Clan The Hand as a result of Daredevil having assumed leadership and directing forces across Hell's Kitchen. Outraged at having her mission compromised, Silver personally investigated the murder, eventually bringing her into contact with bionic private investigator Misty Knight, Darkforce-wielding vigilante Shroud and mercenary Paladin, all of whom were investigating similar murders throughout the city. Silver's contacts in Symkarian intelligence and American espionage eventually deduced the murders were in fact committed by angry policemen masquerading as Hand Ninja - a conclusion Misty also came to when the officers in question arranged for her to be attacked in the street. Together the four heroes put a stop to the crooked policemen's scheme and turned their attention towards the larger problem of Shadowland itself. It is presumed Silver is still operating from her New York base.

Ends of the Earth

Silver Sable kissing Spider-Man

Silver Sable kissing Spider-Man.

The Flag Smasher tried to disrupt a Symkarian Pride Parade in New York with a bomb, but was stopped by Silver Sable and Spider-Man.

When Doctor Octopus tried to become world's savior, Silver helped Spider-Man to uncover Doc Ock's true plans and saved him from the Sinister Six. During the final battle against Doctor Octopus, Rhino attacked Spider-Man and Sable, seemingly drowning her. However, when Spider-Man chased Morbius, Madame Web said that she is still alive.

Powers & Abilities

Abilities

Silver Sable is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, an expert marksman and swordsman, an accomplished gymnast, and an accomplished leader and strategist; she is remarkably agile and has exceptional strength, speed, durability, and reflexes.

  • Indomitable Will: Silver Sable has an indomitable will. She has been shown resisting the worldwide psychic manipulation of the Goddess to retain her sensibilities. She has also easily defied a telepath's attempt alter her mind by sheer force of will.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Silver Sable's costumes often have a protective Kevlar lining.

Transportation

Jet pack

Weapons

Silver Sable often carries 'chai' throwing weapons, a derringer, and a sword. She has access to nearly any weapon she needs.

Notes

  • She outfits the Wild Pack with the best equipment and technology available. She has considerable financial resources and is able to hire specialized assistance, offer full compensation for damages caused by her employees in the course of a contract, and provide full benefits to her employees.
  • She also conducts a number of diplomatic missions, including occasional visits with Doctor Doom in nearby Latveria.

Trivia

  • Silver Sable's hair turned silver after witnessing the death of her mother.

In media

  • Silver Sable appeared in the "Six Forgotten Warriors" saga of the 1990s Spider-Man TV series, voiced by Mira Furlan. The Wild Pack accompanied her, and she served as an enemy to Spider-Man against both the Kingpin and Red Skull.
  • Silver Sable appeared in two episodes of MTV's Spider-Man: The New Animated Series in 2003, voiced by Virginia Madsen. In "Spider-Man Dis-Sabled," Spider-Man encounters Sable attempting to assassinate the mayor of New York City and a European Union Guest named Harlan Tremain.
    • Sable later made her last appearance in Mind Games: Part One in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. She joined Kraven the Hunter who wanted to kill Spider-Man as revenge for being sent to a gulag.
  • Silver Sable appears in the second season of The Spectacular Spider-Man, voiced by Nikki Cox. In this version, she is renamed Sable Manfredi and is the daughter of crime boss Silvermane.

Video Games

  • Silver Sable appeared in the Ultimate Spider-Man game voiced by Jennifer Hale. She appears as an assassin trying to hunt down both Spider-Man and Venom. Apparently, in the game Sable knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man, whereas in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics she does not. This hints that this game is not considered canon.
  • Silver Sable appeared in Spider-Man: Battle for New York (voiced again by Jennifer Hale). In it, she is hired by the Kingpin to deal with his 'unpleasant business affairs'. She is a boss battle for Spider-Man and Green Goblin in the game.
  • Jennifer Hale reprises her role of Silver Sable in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe. This is her first playable appearance in a video game. She appears as more of a hero-type as she was one of the first people hired by Nick Fury besides Prowler, Iron Fist (who was captured on Tangaroa Island) and lastly, Spider-Man.
  • Silver Sable appears in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, with Jennifer Hale reprising the role. In the Amazing universe, she and her Wild Pack are trying to capture supervillain Juggernaut for a bounty, but Spider-Man attempts to stop this even though they have a secondary bounty on him.

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