This has been a busy few weeks for Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the plethora of casting news (with little-to-no character reveals); however one of the most interesting rumors out is how, after Spider-Man: Homecoming, . Whether or not you believe this latest rumor, I thought it wise for us to educate ourselves as fans. So, who is Silver Sable?
Silver Sable’s Origin
Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Josef Rubinstein, Silver Sable’s first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man Issue #265. Her history is riddled with run-ins with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, from battling him to fighting alongside him.
Neglected by her family, Silver Sablinova learned of her father’s career as a Nazi hunter and followed in his footsteps, becoming one of the world’s greatest mercenaries.
Silver Sable’s Abilities
A born leader and skilled martial artist, Silver Sable is formidable in hand-to-hand combat, an excellent shot, an amazing swordsman, and an accomplished gymnast. So, definitely not someone you’d want to get into a brawl with. Despite having no powers, she does have an indomitable will which easily allows her to defy any attempt of telepathy to alter her mind. Also, she also knows seven languages.
Silver Sable’s Costume
Like any good anti-hero, Silver Sable is prepared with a synthetic stretch fabric Kevlar lined costume able to absorb the impact from a .45 caliber handgun from a very close range. I can imagine that comes in handy in her line of work. Customarily wielding a derringer, a katana, and several chais — weighted half-moon projectiles Silver designed herself — she’ll also use stun guns if she must bring in a breathing opponent.
She’s an Anti-hero
Often finding herself on both sides of the law, Silver Sable goes to drastic measures to stay beneath law enforcement’s radar–even having plastic surgery done to change her appearance (of course, that doesn’t keep S.H.I.E.L.D. off her back). In Sable’s first appearance she was in pursuit of a jewel thief–the Black Fox–before the the actions of Spider-Man inadvertently derailed her from apprehending him. As you could imagine, that brought about a brutal head-to-head for the wall-crawler. Later she played a crucial role in saving both Black Widow and Spider-Man from the Sinister Six (in the Spider-Man event Ends Of The Earth); while, another time–teaming up with Misty Knight, Paladin, and Shroud–she stopped Daredevil’s Hand ninjas when Matt Murdock built Shadowland in Hell’s Kitchen.
The Wild Pack
Founded by Sable’s father, Ernst Sablinova, the Wild Pack is a team of mercenaries best known for the apprehension of international criminals, the repossession of stolen property, and bringing former Nazis to justice. Led by Silver Sable, the team is typically comprised of mercenary soldiers; however, she would occasionally hire out superhuman operatives, as well (Spider-Man, the Sandman, Rocket Racer and the Prowler).
She’s A Divorcee
Though she quickly turned against him after learning he was the one responsible for the death of her uncle, for a time Sable was married to the criminal Foreigner. Sable had flirted with Peter Parker, having feelings for him, but he was too committed to M.J. to pursue anything more than a friendship with her.
That Silver Hair
After witnessing the death of her mother in a German terrorist attack, Silver Sable’s hair turned silver. This was a fundamental day for Sable as it was then that she devoted her life to the preparation of eventually taking over the Wild Pack in order to hunt down Nazi war criminals.
Silver Sable Has Aliases
Although seen primarily as a mercenary and anti-hero, Silver Sable is the ruling monarch of Symkaria (a small country in the Balkans). As CEO of Silver Sable International she provides security, recovers stolen property and apprehends criminals for large companies and, at times, countries.
Heroes for Hire
Silver Sable was recruited to work as a Hero for Hire by Misty Knight who called her in to investigate demon-weapons dealers. Being briefly possessed by one of the weapons, Sable is unable to drop it. Being the quick-witted merc she is, she finds a way to remove all the ammunition before handing it to the leader, Baron Brimstone, who is then sent to a demonic dimension.
What is your favorite appearance of Silver Sable?
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