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| Quotation = The [[New Warriors (Earth-616)|New Warriors]] are bringing [[Tai (Well of All Things) (Earth-616)|you]] down!
| Image = Silhouette 001.jpg
 
| RealName = Silhouette "Sil" Chord
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| Speaker = [[Silhouette Chord (Earth-616)|Silhouette]]
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| QuoteSource = New Warriors Vol 1 23
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| Image = Silhouette Chord (Earth-616) from Ironheart Vol 1 9 001.jpg
 
| RealName = Silhouette Chord
 
| CurrentAlias = Silhouette
 
| CurrentAlias = Silhouette
| Aliases =
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| Aliases = Sil Chord
 
| Identity = Secret
 
| Identity = Secret
 
| Affiliation = {{M|New Warriors}}; formerly {{M|50-State Initiative|Initiative}}, {{m|Secret Avengers (Civil War)|Secret Avengers}}, partner to [[Bandit]], {{m|Concrete Dragons}} (street gang), {{m|Folding Circle}}
| Alignment = Good
 
| Affiliation = Initiative; Formerly {{m|Secret Avengers (Civil War) (Earth-616)|Secret Avengers (Civil War)}}, partner to [[Bandit]], {{m|Concrete Dragons}} (street gang), {{m|New Warriors}}, {{m|Folding Circle}}
 
 
| Relatives = [[Andrew Chord]] (father), [[Miyami (Earth-616)|Miyami Chord]] (mother), [[Midnight's Fire]] (brother), [[Tai]] (maternal grandmother)
 
| Relatives = [[Andrew Chord]] (father), [[Miyami (Earth-616)|Miyami Chord]] (mother), [[Midnight's Fire]] (brother), [[Tai]] (maternal grandmother)
 
| Universe = Earth-616
 
| Universe = Earth-616
| BaseOfOperations = Presumably Chinatown, [[Manhattan]], [[New York City]]
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| BaseOfOperations = Presumably [[Chinatown]], [[Manhattan]], [[New York City]]
   
 
| Gender = Female
 
| Gender = Female
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| Citizenship = American
 
| Citizenship = American
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| Citizenship2 = Cambodian
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| MaritalStatus = Single
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| Occupation = Adventurer
 
| Education =
 
| Education =
   
| Origin =
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| Origin = [[Homo superior|Mutant]]{{r|New Warriors Vol 5 7}}
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
 
| Creators = Fabian Nicieza; Mark Bagley
 
| Creators = Fabian Nicieza; Mark Bagley
 
| First = New Warriors #2
 
| First = New Warriors #2
   
 
| HistoryText =
| HistoryText = In 1966 during the Vietnam War, an American recon patrol in [[Cambodia]] stumbled upon an ancient, hidden temple of a cult kown as the Dragon's Breath, which had remained hidden for centuries. It had been built upon a well-spring of raw, primal energy called the "[[Well of All Things]]". The inhabitants decided to breed a superior race that would one day unite with the ways of the west. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the recon patrol were to be the fathers of these children, one of these men was Andrew Chord the man who would become Silhouette's father.
 
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===Origin===
 
During the [[Siancong War]], an American recon patrol in [[Cambodia]] called the [[Half-Fulls (Earth-616)|Half-Fulls]] stumbled upon an ancient, hidden temple of a cult known as the Dragon's Breath which had remained hidden for centuries. It had been built upon a wellspring of raw, primal energy called the "[[Well of All Things]]". The inhabitants, aided by prophecy, decided to breed a superior race that would one day unite with the ways of the West. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the recon patrol were to be the fathers of these children, one of whom was Andrew Chord, the man who would father Silhouette and help raise [[Dwayne Taylor (Earth-616)|Dwayne Taylor]].{{r|New Warriors #22|25}}
   
Silhouette and her brother Midnight's Fire are the children of Andrew Chord, the former guardian of Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher). Silhouette and Midnight's Fire were operating as independent vigilantes in the streets of New York City, when they met Dwayne (before he had become Night Thrasher), and the three began an organized effort to take down various New York City street gangs.
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Silhouette and her brother Midnight's Fire were hidden from their father and sinister Grandmother [[Tai (Well of All Things) (Earth-616)|Tai]] when their mother [[Miyami (Earth-616)|Miyami]] faked their death as children. Silhouette and Midnight's Fire were operating as independent vigilantes in the streets of New York City, when they met Dwayne before he had become Night Thrasher, and the three began an organized effort to take down various New York City street gangs.{{r|New Warriors #2}}
   
This partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and paralyzed from the legs down in a sting gone bad. Midnight's Fire blamed Dwayne, becoming a cop killer and druglord in order to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not possibly win. Later the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Dwayne, distancing herself from her brother's evil actions.
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This partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and paralyzed from the legs down in a sting gone bad. Midnight's Fire blamed Dwayne, becoming a cop killer and drug lord in order to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not possibly win. Later the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Dwayne, distancing herself from her brother's evil actions.{{r|New Warriors #2}}
   
Diego Cassias, one of the other members of the recon patrol, now calling himself the Left Hand, stole the power of the Well from his own child, then gathered the other children of the pact into a group called the Folding Circle. The Circle attempted to take control of the Well away from Tai. Members of the Circle, together with the New Warriors, managed to defeat Tai, but the Well was sealed, Cassias and Tai were apparently killed, and the surviving members of the Circle escaped in a stolen Avengers' Quinjet.
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[[Diego Casseas (Earth-616)|Diego Casseas]], one of the other members of the recon patrol, now calling himself the Left Hand, stole the power of the Well from his comatose child, then gathered the other Children of the Pact into a group called the [[Folding Circle]]. The Circle attempted to take control of the Well away from Tai. Members of the Circle, together with the New Warriors, managed to defeat Tai, but the Well was sealed, Cassias and Tai were apparently killed and the surviving members of the Circle escaped in a stolen [[Quinjet]].{{r|New Warriors #22|25}}
   
The remaining members of the Folding Circle later crashed in Madripoor and attempted to usurp the role of local druglord (Aardwolf, a mutant crimelord). They succeeded, but were later taken down by Night Thrasher and Silhouette.
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The remaining members of the Folding Circle later crashed in [[Madripoor]] and attempted to usurp the role of local mutant crime lord [[Chon Li (Earth-616)|Aardwolf]]. They succeeded, but were later taken down by Night Thrasher and Silhouette.{{r|Night Thrasher #3|4}}
   
For a time, Silhouette and Night Thrasher were lovers; in fact, Dwayne had been in love with her for a very long time, but his anger and single-minded obsession with his "mission" eventually pushed her away. Silhouette later hooked up with Dwayne's half-brother Bandit, and they both left the team.<ref>after the events in New Warriors #51</ref>
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For a time, Silhouette and Night Thrasher were lovers; in fact, Dwayne had been in love with her for a very long time, but his anger and single-minded obsession with his "mission" eventually pushed her away. Silhouette later hooked up with Dwayne's half-brother [[Donyell Taylor (Earth-616)|Bandit]], and they both left the team.{{r|New Warriors #51}}
   
Silhouette and Bandit moved to Chicago together, and for a long time, nothing was heard from either of them until Bandit showed up in New Orleans, attempting to con Belladonna into helping him destroy the Thieves Guild. It is during this story that Gambit reveals the fact that Bandit and Silhouette are still together, and that he was only manipulating Belladonna. The Guild was destroyed and Bandit left New Orleans and presumably returned to Chicago.
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Silhouette and Bandit moved to [[Chicago]] together, and for a long time, nothing was heard from either of them until Bandit showed up in [[New Orleans]], attempting to con [[Bella Donna Boudreaux (Earth-616)|Belladonna]] into helping him destroy the [[Thieves Guild]]. The Guild was destroyed and Bandit left New Orleans and presumably returning to Silhouette Chicago.
   
Silhouette is a mutant mutated like her brother Midnight's Fire. Her powers come from the Universal Wellspring<ref>as seen in Thunderbolts #107</ref>. Silhouette and her brother are the only two mystical mutant members of the Folding Circle.
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Silhouette is a mutant like her brother Midnight's Fire. Her powers come from the Universal Wellspring.{{r|Thunderbolts #107}} Silhouette and her brother are the only two mystical mutant members of the Folding Circle.
   
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===Civil War===
Silhouette re-emerged as a member of Captain America's "Secret Avengers," declaring her stance against the [[Superhuman Registration Act]]. Silhouette was among those determined to rescue Captain America {The team assumed that it was another trap} from another meeting arranged by Iron Man.<ref>In Iron Man #14</ref>
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Retaining her mutant powers after [[M-Day]],{{r|New Warriors Vol 5 7}} Silhouette reemerged as a member of Captain America's "Secret Avengers," declaring her stance against the [[Superhuman Registration Act]]. Silhouette was among those determined to rescue Captain America from another meeting arranged by [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man]].{{r|Iron Man Vol 4 14}}
   
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===Initiative===
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When the rogue New Warriors operated against the Superhuman Registration Act, Silhouette negotiated a meeting between her brother, Midnight's Fire, and Bandit, the current Night Thrasher and leader of the Warriors.{{r|New Warriors Vol 4 #7|8}}
   
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===New Warriors reunion===
| Powers = Silhouette is able to manipulate the Darkforce but on a more limited level than most other Darkforce wielders in the Marvel Universe.
 
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After [[Tribe (Inhumans) (Earth-616)|new Inhumans]] captured [[Mark Sim (Earth-616)|Haechi]] and [[Selah Burke (Earth-616)|Sun Girl]], and as one of those kidnappers used [[Darkforce]] energy to do it, [[Vance Astro (Earth-616)|Justice]] contacted Silhouette to help the New Warriors by teleporting them.{{r|New Warriors Vol 5 7}}
   
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[[File:Silhouette Chord (Earth-616) from New Warriors Vol 1 45 0001.png|175px|left|Silhouette's costume]]
Silhouette originally had the power to shadowmelt, thereby becoming nearly invisible while under the cover of darkness, as well as the ability to teleport via dimension hop, using any available shadow as a portal. She could also open small portals anywhere shadows exist and use them to attack distant enemies by extending her crutches through them.
 
 
| Powers = * '''Darkforce Manipulation:''' Silhouette is able to manipulate [[Darkforce]]. but on a more limited level than most other Darkforce wielders in the Marvel Universe.
 
 
** Silhouette originally had the power to shadowmeld, thereby becoming nearly invisible while under the cover of darkness, as well as the ability to teleport via dimension hop, using any available shadow as a portal. She could also open small portals anywhere shadows exist and use them to attack distant enemies by extending her crutches through them.
After a disturbance in the Darkforce that affected everyone who used it, she found that her powers had increased to the point where she could now teleport others. She has demonstrated this ability by teleporting small groups of people along with herself, although it is painful and leaves her exhausted. She can also now become 'living darkness', and can cause extreme pain by phasing through the bodies of her enemies.
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** After a disturbance in the Darkforce that affected everyone who used it, she found that her powers had increased to the point where she could now teleport others. She has demonstrated this ability by teleporting small groups of people along with herself, although it is painful and leaves her exhausted. She can also now become "living darkness," and can cause extreme pain by phasing through the bodies of her enemies.
 
Silhouette also has enhanced speed, strength, agility, and sensory perception. She is a capable martial artist but is not on par with her brother.
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** Silhouette also has enhanced speed, strength, agility, and sensory perception. She is a capable martial artist but is not on par with her brother.
 
[[File:Silhouette.png|thumb|175px|Silhouette's costume from New Warriors Vol 1 Issue #45.]]
 
 
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| Abilities = Silhouette is a skilled combatant and gymnast.
 
| Abilities = Silhouette is a skilled combatant and gymnast.
| Strength = Enhanced human
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| Strength = Mutant.
 
| Weaknesses = Silhouette is partially paralyzed and requires crutches to walk.
 
| Weaknesses = Silhouette is partially paralyzed and requires crutches to walk.
   
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Revision as of 03:47, 11 December 2019



Quote1.png The New Warriors are bringing you down! Quote2.png
-- Silhouette src

 

Origin

During the Siancong War, an American recon patrol in Cambodia called the Half-Fulls stumbled upon an ancient, hidden temple of a cult known as the Dragon's Breath which had remained hidden for centuries. It had been built upon a wellspring of raw, primal energy called the "Well of All Things". The inhabitants, aided by prophecy, decided to breed a superior race that would one day unite with the ways of the West. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the recon patrol were to be the fathers of these children, one of whom was Andrew Chord, the man who would father Silhouette and help raise Dwayne Taylor.[2]

Silhouette and her brother Midnight's Fire were hidden from their father and sinister Grandmother Tai when their mother Miyami faked their death as children. Silhouette and Midnight's Fire were operating as independent vigilantes in the streets of New York City, when they met Dwayne before he had become Night Thrasher, and the three began an organized effort to take down various New York City street gangs.[3]

This partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and paralyzed from the legs down in a sting gone bad. Midnight's Fire blamed Dwayne, becoming a cop killer and drug lord in order to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not possibly win. Later the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Dwayne, distancing herself from her brother's evil actions.[3]

Diego Casseas, one of the other members of the recon patrol, now calling himself the Left Hand, stole the power of the Well from his comatose child, then gathered the other Children of the Pact into a group called the Folding Circle. The Circle attempted to take control of the Well away from Tai. Members of the Circle, together with the New Warriors, managed to defeat Tai, but the Well was sealed, Cassias and Tai were apparently killed and the surviving members of the Circle escaped in a stolen Quinjet.[2]

The remaining members of the Folding Circle later crashed in Madripoor and attempted to usurp the role of local mutant crime lord Aardwolf. They succeeded, but were later taken down by Night Thrasher and Silhouette.[4]

For a time, Silhouette and Night Thrasher were lovers; in fact, Dwayne had been in love with her for a very long time, but his anger and single-minded obsession with his "mission" eventually pushed her away. Silhouette later hooked up with Dwayne's half-brother Bandit, and they both left the team.[5]

Silhouette and Bandit moved to Chicago together, and for a long time, nothing was heard from either of them until Bandit showed up in New Orleans, attempting to con Belladonna into helping him destroy the Thieves Guild. The Guild was destroyed and Bandit left New Orleans and presumably returning to Silhouette Chicago.

Silhouette is a mutant like her brother Midnight's Fire. Her powers come from the Universal Wellspring.[6] Silhouette and her brother are the only two mystical mutant members of the Folding Circle.

Civil War

Retaining her mutant powers after M-Day,[1] Silhouette reemerged as a member of Captain America's "Secret Avengers," declaring her stance against the Superhuman Registration Act. Silhouette was among those determined to rescue Captain America from another meeting arranged by Iron Man.[7]

Initiative

When the rogue New Warriors operated against the Superhuman Registration Act, Silhouette negotiated a meeting between her brother, Midnight's Fire, and Bandit, the current Night Thrasher and leader of the Warriors.[8]

New Warriors reunion

After new Inhumans captured Haechi and Sun Girl, and as one of those kidnappers used Darkforce energy to do it, Justice contacted Silhouette to help the New Warriors by teleporting them.[1]

Silhouette's costume


Power Grid [9]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
Speed*
 3
Durability
 3
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter

Powers

  • Darkforce Manipulation: Silhouette is able to manipulate Darkforce. but on a more limited level than most other Darkforce wielders in the Marvel Universe.
    • Silhouette originally had the power to shadowmeld, thereby becoming nearly invisible while under the cover of darkness, as well as the ability to teleport via dimension hop, using any available shadow as a portal. She could also open small portals anywhere shadows exist and use them to attack distant enemies by extending her crutches through them.
    • After a disturbance in the Darkforce that affected everyone who used it, she found that her powers had increased to the point where she could now teleport others. She has demonstrated this ability by teleporting small groups of people along with herself, although it is painful and leaves her exhausted. She can also now become "living darkness," and can cause extreme pain by phasing through the bodies of her enemies.
    • Silhouette also has enhanced speed, strength, agility, and sensory perception. She is a capable martial artist but is not on par with her brother.

Abilities

Silhouette is a skilled combatant and gymnast.

Strength level

Mutant.

Weaknesses

Silhouette is partially paralyzed and requires crutches to walk.

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