This article is about Silver Sablinova, the heroine most commonly known as Silver Sable, and the first to debut in publication. In canon, she is the third Silver Sable chronologically, after her father Ernst (Silver Sable I) and her uncle Fritz (Silver Sable II, operated concurrently with Ernst as a body double).
From the day of her mother's death in a German terrorist attack, Silver Sable devoted her life to preparing for the day she would take over the Wild Pack; a group founded by her father Ernst Sablinova to hunt down Nazi war criminals. Symkaria had suffered badly whist under German occupation during the second World War. She became a master of many forms of martial arts, a highly skilled marksman and swordsman. As leader of the Wild Pack, she continued the job of bringing former Nazis to justice, but in later years as there were less and less Nazis to capture, this expanded into The Silver Sable International company which provided security, recovered stolen property and apprehended felons for big companies and even countries.
Silver Sable was created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Josef Rubinstein and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #265.
Major Story Arcs
Becoming a Mercenary
The operations of her organization brought her into contact with Spider-Man in New York, a hero with whom she would go on to have many team-ups and conflicts. In their first meeting, The Wild Pack were in pursuit of the jewel thief the Black Fox, but were inadvertently thwarted from capturing him by the actions of Spider-Man. The gems he had stolen were retrieved, but the thief was able to escape.
When the terrorist group Hydra came to her cousin's school and started murdering her friends, Silver rescued them with the aid of Spider-Man and her soldiers, although she stated that she didn't need Peter's help. Silver has collaborated with other heroes, such as Punisher, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Venom, Captain America, Deadpool and many others.
During the Infinity War, Doctor Doom was replaced by an evil doppelganger. During the annual diplomatic dinner between Latveria and Symkaria which was being held in Doom's castle, Silver's driver was killed by a doombot and a servant was killed by the doppelganger. When she discovered this, Silver was attacked by the doppelganger but was rescued by her soldiers.
When Matt Murdock ( Daredevil) took control of the Hand and built Shadowland in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, Silver Sable teamed up with Misty Knight, Paladin, and Shroud to stop Daredevil's Hand ninjas who were secretly targeting members of the mafia.
Heroes for Hire
Silver Sable was recruited to work as a Hero for Hire by Misty Knight. She is called in to investigate some demon-weapons dealers, who turn out to be under the command of Baron Brimstone. Sable is briefly possessed by one of the weapons and is unable to drop it, but is able to remove all the ammunition before handing it to Brimstone who is dragged down to a demon dimension.
Ends Of The Earth
Silver Sable appeared in the Spider-Man event Ends Of The Earth when Doctor Octopus threatened the world with annihilation. She played a pivotal role in saving both Black Widow and Spider-Man from the Sinister Six so they could launch a counter attack later. At the end of the arc she sacrificed herself so that Spider-Man could stop Doctor Octopus. During the search later the Avengers and Spider-Man failed to recover Silver Sable's body, however.
No Turning Back
In the Spider-man arc No Turning Back, Julia Carpenter (the current Madame Web) told Spider-Man that Silver Sable was still alive. Spider-Man was wrestling with Morbius and his own anger at the time, and so was unconvinced as he thought Julia was just telling him what he wanted to hear so he'd do as she said. Julia however insisted she wasn't lying. Whether there is any truth to her words remains to be seen.
Silver Sable made a brief appearance in the Spider-Man story Dying Wish. When Peter briefly dies in Doctor Ocotpus's body he goes to what seems to be heaven where he speaks to Silver Sable who criticizes him for not killing Doctor Octopus when he had the chance. This means that either Madame Web was lying and Silver Sable truly is dead or the whole event was simply Spider-man hallucinating as he passed out.
When Spider-Man and his sister, Theresa, interrupt a weapons exchange between Chameleon and the Foreigner, Silver Sable intervened. Theresa shot her in head revealing her to be an LMD. A van then pulled up that had a severely wounded and bed-ridden Sable in it. Turns out when she went down on Octavius' ship with the Rhino, she was severely hurt and all of her appearances since then have been robot doubles she has been controlling.
Silver Sable is a born leader and highly trained in martial arts and weapons use. She uses her training to lead a group of reformed criminals to an honest life working as mercenaries in her Wild Pack. Silver’s occupation is CEO of Silver Sable International, which is based in Symkaria - a small country in the Balkans. In combat she has been known to use a katana and a chai (a weighted projectile of her own design). She often uses this latter weapon to disarm or disable her foes.
- Real Name: Silver Sablinova
- Height: 5' 9"
- Weight: 130 lbs.
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Silver / White
- Citizenship: Symkarian
- Place of Birth: Symkaria
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Education: College Graduate
- Affiliations: Intruders, Wild Pack, Outlaws, X
- Occupations: Mercenary, Ruler of Symkaria, CEO of Silver Sable Intl.
- Known Relatives: Ernst Sablinova (father), Anastasia Sablinova (mother, deceased), Fritz Sablinova (paternal uncle, deceased), Anna Sablinova (niece), Foreigner (ex-husband)
Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)
Ultimate Silver Sable is not so different with her mainstream counterpart, she is still a mercenary from Symkaria and leads the Wild Pack. She became a mercenary when she followed the footsteps of her father who hunted down Nazi criminals, although he was very much not caring to his daughter in the past. She first appeared battling Spider-Man, but her purpose in fighting him is a mystery.
Silver Sable in X
When Deadpool was put on trial for his part in a military fiasco in Mexico (in Wade Wilson's War) he spun a story in which - for a short time - Silver Sable was in a U.S. sanctioned, top secret team with him. This team was to handle all the black bag jobs no one else would take. Codenamed ' X' the team would include Domino, Deadpool, and Bullseye. It is unclear how real or canon this story actually is, being told by the known madman, Deadpool.
Silver Sable appeared in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series ''Six Forgotten Warriors'' storyline, voiced by Mira Furlan.
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Silver Sable appeared in the Spider-Man: The New Animated Series episode ''Spider-Man Dis-Sabled'' voiced by Virginia Madsen. In the series, Sable and her mercenaries come into conflict with Spider-Man after trying to assassinate a visiting politician. It is eventually revealed that the politician in question is actually a terrorist who is planning to kill the American president, and Sable seemingly dies after falling off a bridge. However, bubbles are later seen coming up from the spot in the water where she fell, indicating she survived.
Silver Sable returns in part one of the two-part series finale, where she is seen as an ally of Kraven the Hunter. However, it turns out that most of the episode was an illusion created by the Gaines Twins, two new villains created for the show.
The Spectacular Spider-Man
In the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, Sable's back story is drastically changed, although her look and abilities seem to remain the same. Instead her real name is Sable Manfredi and she's the daughter of Silvio Manfredi the crime boss, also called Silvermane. She represents her father's interests in criminal endeavors while he is serving time in jail.
She is also the ex-girlfriend of Tombstone's right hand man Hammerhead. She was voiced by Nikki Cox.
Silver Sable appears in Marvel's Spider-Man, voiced by April Stewart. She and the Wild Pack (whose ranks include Paladin, Battlestar and Puma) first appear in the episode "Take Two," where they're hired to steal the Neuro Cortex from Horizon High. They're ultimately defeated by Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, and are sent to prison. It's later revealed in the episode "Between an Ock and a Hard Place" that it was actually Otto Octavius himself who hired the Wild Pack to steal the Neuro Cortex. Silver Sable reappears in the episode "My Own Worst Enemy," where she is defeated by the Superior Spider-Man after being sprung from prison.
Silver Sable first appears in the game sending her Wild Pack team after Venom, but he escapes them.She manages to bring him to custody outside a museum. When Spider-Man asks her of what she's doing, Sable replies that it is not of his concern. Later, she appears with Eddie Brock trying to use him as bait to lure Spider-Man out, but he fights her and escapes again.
Later, while Peter Parker is walking in the streets, Sable hits him with a tranquilizing dart in the neck and kicks him, knocking him out. When he escapes, she tells him that she now knows he's Spider-Man and fights him, but loses and troubles occur in the bridge. She temporarily teams up with Peter to save them, and once again tries to knock him down with a tranquilizer. Suddenly, she is kidnapped by Venom, and Spider-Man saves her life, but is knocked out by the tranquilizers she kept on shooting him.
When Spider-Man chases Trask to a rooftop, he finds Sable in front of him and thinks she's gonna attack him. Fortunately, she's not gonna since her contract with Trask has expired 10 minutes ago, and tips that he doesn't know how to fly a helicopter. Just as Spider-Man questions her about what she does, Sable interrupts by claiming it's "business is business" and leaves Spider-Man to get Trask.
Jennifer Hale voices Silver Sable.
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
She appears as a playable character and is voiced by Jennifer Hale. Her appearance looks like from Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Hale reprises her role as Sable in this game. She appeared in the Juggernaut level as she tries to capture the titular character. When Spider-Man tries to get a piece of the fragment from him, Sable declares a secondary bounty on him. The end level has her witnessing the Oscorp building collapsing with Spider-Man and Juggernaut in it. She gives up the hunt, thinking it would be a miracle if either of them survived that.
She appears in the ending credits having finally caught Juggernaut.
The Punisher: No Mercy
Silver Sable is playable character in The Punisher: No Mercy game for PS3 available for download through the Playstation network.
Marvel: War of Heroes
Anya appears in several cards in the mobile card game Marvel: War of Heroes. Her cards are:
- [Pack Leader] Silver Sable
- [Mercenary] Silver Sable
- [Huntress] Silver Sable
- [Escape] Silver Sable
- [Unrequited] Silver Sable
Silver Sable is a non-playable character in the game. She is voiced by Jennifer Hale.
Marvel Avengers Academy
Silver Sable is a playable character in the game. She was released during the Spider-Man: Homecoming Event. Her Recruitment Quest was "Get Silver Sable!" She is voiced by Morgan Berry.
Silver Sable appears as a supporting character in the PS4 Spider-Man game from Insomniac, voiced by Nicole Elise. She is the head of Sable International, a private security force that has been hired by Norman Osborn, New York City's new mayor. She is initially portrayed as an antagonist, and clashes with Spider-Man several times. However, she begins to change her opinion of him after he teams up with her to save Osborn from Mister Negative. Eventually, Spider-Man's positive and heroic influence convinces her to withdraw from mercenary work and return to her home country so she can sort out her life. She later returns in the Silver Linings DLC.
- Silver Sable was featured in ToyBiz's Spider-Man: Sneak Attack line as part of the "Bug Busters" gimmick. She came packaged with a giant disk-firing beetle.
- Silver Sable was featured in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss Publications.
- Silver Sable was featured in Diamond Select's Minimates line.
- Silver Sable was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Silver Sable was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of the Kingpin Build-a-Figure wave.