Silver Sable is a female comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.
She had an uncle by the name of Morty who became an advisor to her. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) Silver also had a young niece by the name of Anna. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
Her father had founded the Wild Pack with the aid of the Symkarian government for the purpose of hunting down Nazi war criminals. However, Silver herself believed in changing with the times and under her leadership she had the group hunt anyone for a price. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) This led to her uncle Morty believing she perverted the original mission but Silver herself believed that they had to change with the times as there were not that many Nazi war criminals around to hunt anymore. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279)
A major insurance company had hired her for the task of capturing the Black Fox and offered her a $200,000 reward to recover stolen jewels. A team were deployed on the operation to recover the target but they were stopped and defeated by Spider-Man. She deployed her men again where they were once again opposed by Spider-Man with the Black Fox escaping but the diamond jewels he had stolen were recovered. Spider-Man gave the jewels were given to her as recompense for the lost fee in capturing the Black Fox. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) Silver Sable International was then engaged to apprehend a professional terrorist namely the Jack O'Lantern. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279) She placed an advert in the newspapers requesting a meeting with Spider-Man where he met her at the Symkarian embassy where she enlisted his help to capture Jack O'Lantern and offered him a financial reward. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #280) However, this proved to be a trap when the two were ambushed by the Sinister Six with her and Spider-Man being saved by the intervention of Sandman. After being impressed with him, Silver ended up taking Sandman as a freelance operative who she employed for missions. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #281)
She was later hired by J. Jonah Jameson who wanted the Wild Pack to capture Spider-Man where he had to a million dollars for her to agree to the contract though the squad she sent were easily defeated. (Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #128)
She was invited to New York for the opening of the first ever Symkarian Pride Parade that was being hosted by Mayor Jameson. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #678)
Sable later aided Spider-Man when Doctor Octopus had orchestrated an event that ransomed the entire world unless they complied with his demands. Using new stealth technology, she was able to rescue Spider-Man and the Black Widow though the rest of the Avengers were taken by the Sinister Six. Together, they targeted one of Octavius's factories only for it to be a trap with the Sandman there who they defeated by working together. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #684)
Though she survived, Sable was badly burnt and wounded with her only being found by a tracking device placed on her person by her former love the Foreigner. He came to recover her and tried to aid in her recovery though her injuries were severe. The Foreigner decided to use an L.M.D. android duplicate of her that she could pilot remotely to continue her operations and give the public image that the Silver Sable was still working for her country. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #33)
Vulpes Communication came to hire Silver Sable's protective services when the company's headquarters came under attack from Symbiotes. Among them was a Miles Morales corrupted Symbiote that had targeted J. Jonah Jameson with Sable attempting to protect him but unable to match the mind controlled hero's strength. (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales v1 #2) Despite their efforts, Sable's condition began to worsen to the point that she faced the prospect of dying. Furthermore, tensions were rife in Symkaria as her rival the Countess Karkov though detained under house arrest still had considerable influence over the country. Karkov intended to take control over the nation again due to the growing strife with Sable's condition weakening her ability to combat the Countess's power. Thus, the Foreigner made a deal with the Chameleon to acquire a sample of the Infinity Formula in the hope that this could be used to help heal Sable. Spider-Man and Teresa Parker intervened with the latter hunting the Chameleon for the death of her lover where they uncovered the true reason for Silver Sable's part in the exchange. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #33)
Personality and attributes
In appearance, Silver Sable was a woman with white hair and was noted for her breath-taking beauty. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #280)
Silver was said to be determined to the point that nothing prevented her from achieving her objectives. This came as a result of witnessing her mother's death which became the source of her determination to help hunt down criminals. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
She was noted as a woman who demanded nothing less than perfection in the operations from her employees. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
Silver enjoyed walking alone but did not get to experience that often. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279)
Her father had taught her never to show emotions and appear strict. As a result, she appeared to be cold and uncaring with her claiming that her father had died as a result of caring with her not seeking to repeat his mistakes. In reality, she felt a great deal of emotions as her past tragedy was the source of her determination but she projected a different appearance. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1) However, she was shown to keep her calm and give orders even upon seeing the massacre of one of her combat teams. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279) She stated that she did not let pleasure take precedence over business. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #280)
Sablinova stated that she detested unfounded arrogance and did not like people calling her baby. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
Her uncle Morty believed that she had perverted the original mission of their company which was the apprehension of criminals over profit. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279)
On Spider-Man, she came to see value in him though she found his need for independence and personal integrity to be foolish. However, she had sought to recruit him and worked with him on missions. (Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #128) She found him to be a very resourceful individual who was not given half the credit that he deserved. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #684) Underneath these layers, she was shown to be romantically attracted to Spider-Man but backed away when he stated that he was returning to a person that he loved. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #685) She resumed her relationship with the Foreigner when he rescued her after she was badly wounded and he stood by her side where he dedicated his resources into her recovery. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #33)
Powers and abilities
She began to operate as a mercenary with her developing an international reputation in law enforcement circles. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #280) Her father was responsible for teaching her everything that she knew. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
She often engaged in a daily workout. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) Her martial arts skills made her movements appear as coiled lightning with her being noted for being fast. (Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #128)
For short range, she made use of Chai that were half-moon projectiles of her own design that she threw with accuracy at her targets. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) These weapons of her own invention were noted for their efficiency. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279)
Sable later came to make use of new Symkarian stealth technology that made her invisible. She could drop a cloak of it on others to impart this quality in them to escape detection or harm. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #684)
Silver Sable came to make use of a personal jet named the Swan that was outfitted with stealth technology making it invisible. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #684)
She managed her own company named Silver Sable International that had its employees including medical staff and armed mercenaries. Medical insurance was available to the employees in order to treat for injuries in service. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265) The organization was the cornerstone of Symkaria's revenue with its well-being completely reliant on Silver Sable. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1) The company was called 'the most efficient detective agency on Earth' that made its business by apprehending international criminals. Their clients ranged from major insurance companies to the governments of small nations. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #279)
Her family's base of operations was Castle Sable that saved as a headquarters for her which stored numerous arms and equipment including stealthcraft. (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack v1 #1)
- Silver Sable was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz where she made her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #265 (June, 1985).
In other media
- In Spider-Man, Silver Sable appeared in the 1990 animated television series where she was voiced by actor Mira Furlan.
- In Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Silver Sable appeared in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Virginia Madsen.
- In The Spectacular Spider-Man, the character appeared as Sable Manfredi in the animated television series where she was voiced by actor Nikki Cox.
- In Marvel Heroes, Silver Sable appeared as NPC vendor on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
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