SILVERCLAW

Real Name: Maria de Guadalupe Santiago

Identity/Class: Demi-god

Occupation: Adventurer, protector of the Kamekeri, student

Citizenship: Costa Verde, US residency as student

Place of Birth: Kamekeri Village, Costa Verde

Education: College student (Empire State University)

Group Membership: Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Goliath/Hank Pym, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Jack of Hearts/Jack Hart, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson, Triathlon/Delroy Garrett Jr., Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams)

Affiliations: A-Bomb (Rick Jones), Agent Sum, Alpha Flight (Aurora/Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, Guardian/James Hudson, Marrina/Marrina Smallwood, Puck/Eugene Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Shaman/Michael Twoyoungmen, Snowbird/Narya), Andromeda (Andromeda Attumasen), Annie (LMD), Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Aragorn (flying horse), Arana (Ana Corazon), the Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Goliath/Hank Pym, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Jack of Hearts/Jack Hart, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson, Triathlon/Delroy Garrett Jr., Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Beast (Hank McCoy), Beta Ray Bill, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Panther (T'Challa), Black Widow (Natalia Romanova), Cadre K (Fiz, Spunje, Z'cann, others), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Cerise, Charlie-27 (of Earth-691), Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin), Dagger (Tandy Bowen), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Darkstar (Laynia Krylenko), the Defenders (Hellcat/Patsy Walker, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Namor the Sub-Mariner/Namor McKenzie, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Silver Surfer/Norrin Radd, Valkyrie/Samantha Parrington), Demolition-Man (Dennis Dunphy), Doc Samson (Leonard Samson), Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange), Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan, Dusk (Cassie St. Commons), Falcon (Sam Wilson), the Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Firebird (Bonita Juarez), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Duane Freeman, Nick Fury (Nicholas Joseph Fury), Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Haywire (Harold Danforth of Earth-712), Hercules (Alcaeus), Hunapu, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Edwin Jarvis, Jocasta, Justice (Vance Astrovik), Living Lightning (Miguel Santos), Machine Man (X-51), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mantis (Brandt), Moon Knight (Marc Spector), Moondragon (Heather Douglas), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), the New Warriors (Aegis/Trey Rollins, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Namorita/Namorita Prentiss, Nova/Richard Rider, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin), Peliali, le Peregrine (Alain Racine), Photon (Monica Rambeau), Punisher (Frank Castle), Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Rage (Elvin Halliday), Raptra, Red Hulk (Thaddeus Ross), Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Jaime Santiago, Sequoia, Shang-Chi, She-Hulk (Lyra), Rick Sheridan, Shooting Star (Victoria Star), Sleepwalker, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Veranke), Starfox (Eros), Stature (Cassie Lang), Stingray (Walt Newell), Sunfire (Shiro Yashida), Swordsman (the elder Cotati), Texas Twister (Drew Daniels), Tigra (Greer Nelson), Titan, Toro (Benito Serrano), Union Jack (Joey Chapman), U. S. Agent (John Walker), X'balanque, X-Force (Anarchist/Tike Alicar, Doop, Mr. Sensitive/Guy Smith, Phat/Billy Bob Reilly, U-Go Girl/Edie Sawyer, Vivisector/Myles Alfred), the X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Chamber/Jono Starsmore, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rogue/Anna Marie, Thunderbird/Neal Shaara, Wolverine/James Howlett), Yellowjacket (Hank Pym construct), Yondu (of Earth-691)

Enemies: Blood Brothers, Death, the Deviants of Earth (Lord Dulpus, Glomm, unidentified others), Diablo (Esteban Diablo), Elements of Doom (Beryllium, Cesium, Neodymium,  Nickel, Platinum, Ruthenium, Sodium, Tungsten, unidentified others), Graviton (Franklin Hall), Moses Magnum and his Magnum Force soldiers (Jorge, Robert, unidentified others), Kang (Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311), Krona (of a "Distant Cosmos"), Kulan Gath, the Master of the World (Eshu), the Mayapan (Ah Puch, Ah-Muzencab, Camazotz, Ixchel, Jacawitz, Kukulcan, Tohil, Yum Kaax, unidentified archivist), the Petrachnus, the Plodex, Psycho-Man, Puppet Master (Phillip Masters), Bargath Redhand, Reptyl, Ronan the Accuser, the Rot, Ruul/Kree (Dan-Farr, unidentified others), Taskmaster and his Split-Second Squad, Thanos (actually a rogue Thanosi duplicate), the Triune Understanding (Eduardo, Michaelson, Jonathan Tremont, unidentified others), Yandroth

Known Relatives: Jaime Santiago (father, deceased), Peliali (mother)

Aliases: "La Garra Argentado" (see comments), "Child," "Lupe," "Kid," "Kittycat," "Little Priestess," Daughter of the Volcano God, La Garra Plata

Base of Operations: Empire State University dorm rooms, Manhattan, New York, USA;
    formerly Avengers Mansion, Manhattan, New York, USA;
    formerly the Kamekeri church orphanage, Kamekeri village, Costa Verde

First Appearance: Avengers III#8 (September, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Silverclaw could transform into any animal within her native jungle in Costa Verde, while retaining a silver hue to her skin. For example, she could become a bird to fly and a snake to constrict enemies. She has also taken more exotic forms such as a llama and a giant sloth for added strength.

Height: 5'7" (human), variable
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black, white on the ends

History: (Avengers III#28 (fb)) - A man of the Kamekeri tribe began studying the ancient Kamekeri legends and ventured up into the mountains where the ancient Kamekeri goddess Peliali was said to dwell. Despite being mocked and denounced by the Christian churches among the Kamekeri tribe, the man began paying regular visits to the mountain and one day, after months of trips, the man returned to the Kamekeri tribe with an infant that he claimed was his daughter with Peliali. Given the Christian name of Maria de Guadalupe Santiago, the infant girl was raised with a Christian upbringing but occasionally noticed strange occurrences that seemed to support her father's claims that she was the daughter of Peliali, such as her unwitting shapeshifting during her Baptism. As Maria grew up, she was unable to maintain full control of her shapeshifting abilities, causing her to become something of an outcast. Despite this, her father continued to teach her about the ancient Kamekeri ways and her heritage, which helped to calm Maria's emotions and aided in giving her a semblance of control over her powers. Her father also took her to visit the mountain caves said to contain Peliali but each time they visited, Maria found the caves empty and began dreading the visits to the cave. Eventually, her father grew ill and died and Maria was taken into the local church orphanage that was supported by the American Child-Care charity. Some time later, a letter came to the church from Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' butler, who wished to sponsor a child through Child-Care. The church recommended Maria for sponsorship in hopes that if Maria got into trouble, Jarvis' employers could help. Determined to be modern and reject the legends her father had told her of, Maria began writing to Jarvis, informing him of her life but not of her powers or heritage. Despite still recalling her father's teachings and keeping the ceremonial garb her father had made for her, Maria became the first to sneak out of her orphanage, where she got her nose pierced and learned about American culture and music. Bringing it with her during her first visit to America, Maria was captured at the Costa Verde National Airport and coerced by Moses Magnum's terrorist Magnum Force soldiers, who had her stories of Maria's powers, into doing their bidding. While being forced to aid Magnum Force, Maria constantly remembered her father's warnings of a prophecy about the coming of a great threat from the past and that, as the only child of the Kamekeri gods, she would have to stand against it.

(Avengers III#8/Avengers III#28 (fb)) - Silverclaw was manipulated by agents of Moses Magnum into fighting the Avengers at the Aeroverde International Airport. In the end, she apologized to the Avengers and explained how the agents threatened to kill the passengers of her plane if she didn't help them in gaining a seismic wave-projecting cannon.

(Avengers III#9 (fb)) - While the Avengers had breakfast, Silverclaw apologized for not telling Edwin Jarvis earlier in her letters about her superhuman powers. Jarvis admitted that while he was originally startled, he had grown accustomed to surprises as the Avengers' butler. He then explained that the fact that she had super powers paled in comparison to her charm and vivacity. Silverclaw quickly admitted that she would like to make up for her earlier injuring of Jarvis but the butler replied that he had worse in his time. Once the other Avengers had arrived, Captain America began to call together a team meeting, at which point Jarvis suggested that both he and Silverclaw retire to another room. Silverclaw admitted that she would like to hear the Avengers' meeting and Captain America allowed her to stay, explaining that with Vision limited to holographic form and Thor absent, the Avengers could use an extra hand. Silverclaw happily thanked Captain America and promised he wouldn't regret his decision to let her aid the team. The meeting was shortly after interrupted on the Avengers' Epsilon communications frequency by the hero Triathlon, who announced that he had stowed away on Moses Magnum's private plane and had tracked Magnum to his lair. Captain America then asked for Triathlon's location and announced that the Avengers would be there as soon as they could.

(Avengers III#9) - Silverclaw aided the Avengers in going undercover aboard Moses Magnum's floating resort known as the Evangeline alongside Justice & Scarlet Witch. She then aided the team in battling Moses Magnum before saying goodbye to Edwin Jarvis and the Avengers to move into her dormitory at Empire State University.

(Avengers III#26) - Silverclaw received a letter from "Captain America" telling her to meet a few other superheroes (Warbird & Ant-Man) atop the Brooklyn Bridge. When she arrived, Captain Marvel joined them as "Captain America" arrived and told the group that he planned to spy on the Triune Understanding and destroy the will-suppressor they were using there. Silverclaw deduced that, by the way this "Cap" was acting, he could not be the real Captain America. The fake Cap revealed his true identity of Taskmaster and unleashed his Split-Second Squad to battle the team. Just as they defeated Taskmaster, Lord Templar unleashed a blast of light and the group woke up inside a giant crater that was once a Triune building. The media arrived to see the whole thing.

(Avengers III#27) - The group was called to Avengers Mansion to talk to the Avengers about what happened at the Triune building and Silverclaw apologized for everyone. She then remained at Avengers Mansion until the other Avengers rearranged their roster.

(Avengers III#28) - Silverclaw received a telegram saying "The Time Has Come" and called the Avengers to help her in Costa Verde. She gave her life story as the team arrived in a Kulan Gath-controlled Costa Verde. Warbird, She-Hulk, & Goliath entered the main city and were transformed into Hyborian-era followers of Kulan Gath (unbeknownst at the time, this is what created a divergent Yellowjacket). Iron Man grabbed some vines and pulled the group out of the transformation field. Silverclaw was contacted by Peliali in her dreams and revealed that Kulan Gath was after Peliali.

(Avengers III#29) - The team flew towards the highlands of Costa Verde to witness Peliali battling some followers of Kulan Gath. They battled the followers as Peliali disappeared, so the team went undercover in the heart of the city where they battled more followers and were gassed by Kulan Gath.

(Avengers III#30) - They awakened in the center of the city to see Peliali captured and floating in a mystical bubble. Kulan Gath revealed his plan to sacrifice Peliali so her goddess energies would flow into him, making him a god. The team, along with Silverclaw, proceeded to escape and battled some more of Gath's followers, as Silverclaw herself went toe to toe with Gath. Silverclaw gave a speech to the people of the Kamekeri (her tribal people in Costa Verde) that broke them free of Gath's spell. The team was secretly aided by Yellowjacket and Gath was captured by the Dark Ones he worshiped. At the end of the adventure, Silverclaw was offered reserve membership in the Avengers and she accepted.

(Maximum Security I#3) - Silverclaw accompanied the group of Avengers who boarded the Ruul/Kree Watchtower supervising the force field around Earth. She was returned to Earth with the others for the final battle against Ronan.

(Avengers III#39) - Silverclaw watched from Avengers Mansion a news report of the Avengers' battle against a city transformed into Hulk-like creatures. Curious if she should go to aid the team, Silverclaw soon heard a loud sound from across the street and rushed to investigate. She was soon attacked by Diablo.

(Avengers III#40) - Silverclaw continued to battle Diablo while the rest of the Avengers team battled a city transformed into Hulks. Unfortunately, she was briefly defeated when Diablo used his alchemical abilities to transmute Silverclaw into a form composed of salt. Shapeshifting her way out of the salt form, Silverclaw jumped at Diablo, battling his Petrachnus construct until Wonder Man and Triathlon arrived. Together, the three Avengers defeated Diablo.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#1) - Silverclaw was present when Vision erupted into Avengers Mansion, claiming that their ally Mantis was in trouble. Shortly thereafter, Silverclaw accompanied the Avengers to aid Mantis against Thanos (actually a Thanosi doppelganger) while Thor explained to her who Mantis was on the way. The team arrived in time to help Mantis absorb all of her aspects, restoring herself to full power.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#2) - Silverclaw watched as Mantis battled the Thanosi duplicate until they deduced that Thanos was actually after Mantis' son, the supposed Celestial Messiah. Silverclaw then accompanied the Avengers, Earth-712's Haywire and Mantis on a mission to save Sequoia, the Celestial Messiah, from murder at the hands of Thanos.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#3) - Silverclaw's first trip off-Earth was met by the alien pirate Reptyl, who attacked the Avengers Quinjet before his ship was destroyed and he and his crew escaped via Reptyl's ship's escape pods. While the other Avengers regrouped, Silverclaw spoke with Haywire about Haywire's desire to resurrect his deceased girlfriend Inertia when the Avengers met Death. The trip eventually brought Silverclaw and the Avengers to Tamal, the planet of the Cotati, where they met the anti-social Sequoia, who was angry at the years of abandonment at the hands of Mantis.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#4) - On Tamal, Silverclaw sparred with Haywire as he discussed his former girlfriend Inertia. She attempted to dissuade Haywire from his obsession with Inertia.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#5) - Silverclaw regrouped with the Avengers when Sequoia was kidnapped from Tamal and aided the team when the Cotati Swordsman attacked the Avengers for allowing Sequoia to be captured. The planet itself soon began to fight back, emitting gas that knocked out everyone except for Silverclaw in her jaguar form, the synthesoid Vision, Mantis and the other-Earthly Haywire. Silverclaw and Haywire soon made their way to the Quinjet while Vision and Mantis gathered up the fallen Thor and Scarlet Witch. Making their way through a field of thorns via Haywire's tanglewire, Silverclaw kissed Haywire once they had safely found the Quinjet. Vision, Mantis and the others soon made their way to the rising Quinjet as well and the group was off to locate the missing Sequoia.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#6) - Silverclaw continued to accompany the Avengers into space, where Death soon appeared on the Quinjet. Silverclaw faced down Death, promising that Thanos would not get a hold of Sequoia. Later, after Death had departed, Silverclaw asked if they were close to Sequoia's ship and Thor replied that they were moments away.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#7) - Silverclaw and Haywire remained behind as Thor and Scarlet Witch assaulted Thanos' ship in an effort to rescue Sequoia and the now captured Mantis and Vision. When the Quinjet had to be destroyed, Silverclaw and Haywire donned space gear and exited the ship with Thor. Arriving onboard Thanos' ship, Silverclaw and the others learned that the ship was surrounded by the alien Rot.

(Avengers: Celestial Quest I#8) - While Sequoia and Mantis protected the ship from the Rot, Silverclaw watched as Haywire demanded Inertia from Death, only to be met with silence. Thanos eventually managed to restore everything that the Rot had consumed and, taking advantage of the situation, Haywire once more asked for Inertia's return. When Death declined, Silverclaw realized she had ultimately failed to dissuade Haywire's obsession with  Inertia when Haywire flew into Death in an attempt to restore Inertia, killing himself as well.

(Avengers III#43) - Silverclaw battled alongside her teammates against a Deviant invasion. After defeating the Deviants present, the small group of Avengers were caught in a cave-in caused by more Deviants.

(Avengers III#44) - Silverclaw remained at the side of the small band of Avengers as they were confronted by the Deviants' leader, Lord Dulpus, who announced that Warbird would fight his designated champion and when she fell, she would become his body-slave. She then watched as Warbird battled Dulpus' champion Glomm and succeeded in disrupting Glomm's malleable form. As Warbird ordered Dulpus' surrender, Silverclaw remained by the Avengers' side as Warbird contacted Wasp to inform the rest of the Avengers of the Deviants' surrender.

(Thunderbolts I#57) - Silverclaw got hiked up into the upper atmosphere by Graviton, just like almost every other superhero on Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#58 - BTS) - Silverclaw was lowered to the ground with the rest of Earth's heroes.

(Avengers III#46) - Silverclaw helped the team invade the base of the Master of the World.

(Avengers III#47) - After Warbird was separated from the group during their battle with the Master, Silverclaw, Quicksilver and Yellowjacket (actually a genetic construct) managed to restore faint communication with Warbird.

(Avengers III#48) - Silverclaw, Quicksilver and Yellowjacket met back up with Warbird and together they further infiltrated the Master of the World's territory. Confronting the Master of the World face-to-face, Silverclaw and the other Avengers battled his Plodex alien soldiers while Warbird battled the Master herself, impaling him on a shard of his own ship, much to the surprise of Silverclaw and the others.

(Avengers III#52) - Silverclaw met Stingray and the two discussed their reserve super hero status before Wasp regrouped them with the other Avengers present. Silverclaw later accompanied them in the assault of Kang's Damocles base.

(Avengers III#55) - Silverclaw sat in as a witness on the formality court-martial hearing of Warbird, in which she was unanimously acquitted of any wrongdoing in the murder of the Master. In addition, Maria stayed around for the feast to celebrate Kang's defeat.

(Avengers III#56 (fb)) - Silverclaw was given a training session in Quinjet flight by various reserve Avengers, when they were attacked by the Elements of Doom. She participated in the brief battle, until the Elements were destroyed by a Chemical Destabilization Cannon.

(The Order I#5) - Silverclaw, alongside the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and numerous others, participated in a mass assault on the Order/Defenders, who had virtually taken over the world under the manipulation of Yandroth.

(The Order I#6 - BTS) - Silverclaw battled the Order until Yandroth was defeated.

(JLA/Avengers I#4) - Silverclaw was among the members of the Avengers and Justice League caught in a time disruption caused by Krona, and took part in their assault on Krona's stronghold.

(Avengers III#501) - Silverclaw was present among the Avengers who gathered when Avengers Mansion was destroyed by a Quinjet piloted by Vision, who was not in control of his own body.

(Avengers III#502) - Silverclaw remained present with other Avengers as Captain America asked what they were all doing there. Nick Fury quickly ordered the Avengers to disperse until S.H.I.E.L.D. could get proper intel on the situation. She remained there when Kree ships seemingly appeared out of nowhere and began an attack.

(Avengers III#503 - BTS) - Silverclaw continued to aid the Avengers as Dr. Strange revealed the true culprit behind the attack on the Avengers as Scarlet Witch.

(Fantastic Four III#538) - Following the Superhuman Registration Act, Silverclaw was tracked down by Ms. Marvel, who attacked her and attempted to force Silverclaw to register her identity to the government. During the battle, Silverclaw remarked that they were the laws of the United States and not the laws of her native Costa Verde.

(Civil War Battle Damage Report - BTS) - Following the "death" of Captain America, Silverclaw voluntarily surrendered herself and registered as a superhuman. Due to her Costa Verde citizenship as well as other factors, Iron Man chose not to recommend Silverclaw for assignment to the Fifty-State Initiative.

(Ms. Marvel II#18 (fb) - BTS) - Silverclaw was captured by agents of the Puppet Master and brought to his Chilean base, where he took control of her with a puppet and added her to the large number of women under his control.

(Ms. Marvel II#18) - The mind-controlled Silverclaw stood alongside a number of other superhuman women under the Puppet Master's control -- Dusk, Stature, and Tigra -- while Arana was added to the group.

(Ms. Marvel II#19) - Silverclaw and the other mind-controlled women remained by Puppet Master's side while he used puppets to force others to fight for his amusement. When Ms. Marvel and her Operation: Lightning Storm team came to investigate, the Puppet Master sent Silverclaw and Tigra to attack them.

(Ms. Marvel II#20) - Silverclaw and the other women continued the battle until Ms. Marvel smacked Silverclaw and Tigra's heads together, knocking them out. The Puppet Master subsequently blew himself up in a suicide attempt designed to also take out Ms. Marvel (the latter part failing), which freed Silverclaw and all of the other women from his control.

(Ms. Marvel II#20 - BTS) - Silverclaw and the others were to receive medical attention and to be flown home the next morning.

(Hulk II#55) - After the extradimensional Mayapan caused massive flooding in el Salvador, Captain America gathered together Silverclaw, Living Lightning, Toro and several other Avengers associates and sent them to el Salvador to aid in the relief efforts. Contacting the Red Hulk to assess his situation, Captain America was told by the Red Hulk to sent Silverclaw and the others back but Cap assured the Red Hulk that Silverclaw and the others were seasoned fighters that could handle themselves. Shortly thereafter, the Mayapan noticed the superhumans and appeared in the el Salvador skies, commenting about how they must sacrifice the superhumans. The Mayapan then appeared in-person and began battling Silverclaw and the other heroes present, with Silverclaw battling Ixchel in particular.

(Hulk II#57) - Following the defeat of the Mayapan, the Red Hulk and Alpha Flight helped recover Silverclaw and the other heroes that the Mayapan had been feeding off of to resurrect themselves. Exiting the Mayapan's temple, Silverclaw began chatting up Alpha Flight's Guardian as the gathered heroes celebrated their victory.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek and George Perez.

Silverclaw has entries in OHotMU: Avengers 2005 and the Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007), as well as the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC Vol. 10 (2009).

Silverclaw was seen among the heroes in Kang's glimpse of Earth-45017 in Avengers III#42, in which she was fighting those poisoned by the Presence. While originally listed as an appearance of Earth-616's Silverclaw, this would actually be an appearance of Silverclaw-45017.

According to my international expert, Luis Olavo Dantas, "The original mistake was Kurt's, not yours - but still, "La Garra Argentado" is obviously the Spanish translation of Silverclaw's name.  However, Spanish adjectives do have gender variation, and while "La Garra" is feminine, "Argentado" is masculine. The correct form is "La Garra Argentada". "--Snood

Silverclaw is seen on the cover of Avengers: The Initiative#1.

Jaime Santiago's face was never actually seen. He was always shown with his face in shadow or wearing a hat that covered his face.

Profile by Proto-Man (with some of the earlier updates by Snood). Profile further expanded/updated by Proto-Man.

Clarifications:
Silverclaw has no known connections to:

Jaime Santiago has no known connections to:

Jaime Santiago


Jaime Santiago was Silverclaw's father. In his younger days, he began to study the ancient legends of his Kamekeri people in Costa Verde. Venturing up into the mountains that were said to house the Kamekeri goddess Peliali, Jaime was mocked by his own Kamekeri people and the church denounced his claims of meeting Peliali as blasphemous. Continuing his trips to the mountains for months, Jaime eventually returned from the mountains with an infant girl that he claimed was his daughter with Peliali. After the girl was given the Christian name of Maria de Guadelupe Santiago, there were still times when Jaime's claims seemed to be true such as when she shapeshifted during his Baptism. Continuing his research into the old legends, Jaime attempted to teach Lupe about her heritage and tried to take her to see Peliali in the mountains but, after several trips in which the caves were empty, Lupe began to dread the visits, exclaiming that Peliali was not real and that Peliali was not her mother. Eventually, Jaime grew sick and died, leaving Lupe to grieve over the only parent she had ever known and to be taken in by the church orphanage.

--Avengers III#28 (fb) (d)


Images:
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC Vol. 10, Silverclaw entry main image (Silverclaw leaping with her normal and jaguar forms inset, main image)
Avengers III#26, p2, pan4 (Silverclaw head shot)
Avengers III#8, p15, pan5 (attacking Captain America in jaguar form)
Avengers III#8, p16, pan1-2 (Silverclaw attacking Captain America in cockatoo and anaconda forms)
Avengers III#9, p9, pan2 (Silverclaw in monkey form)
Avengers III#26, p15, pan2 (Silverclaw in full cat form)
Avengers III#39, p17, pan4 (Silverclaw in cheetah/puma form)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#4, p11, pan2 (Silverclaw in condor form)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#5, p10, pan4 (Silverclaw in llama form)
Avengers III#48, p15, pan2 (Silverclaw in sloth form)
Avengers III#28, p12, pan2 (Jaime Santiago)


Appearances:
Avengers III#8 (September, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#9 (October, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#26 (March, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#27 (April, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#28 (May, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#29 (June, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey, Dick Giordano (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#30 (July, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey, Scott Hanna (finishes), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Maximum Security I#3 (January, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Jerry Ordway (pencils), Will Blyberg, Paul Ryan, Mark McKenna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#39 (April, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#40 (May, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#1 (November, 2001) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#2 (December, 2001) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#3 (January, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#4 (February, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#5 (March, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna, Scott Koblish (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#6 (April, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna, Rich Perrotta (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#7 (May, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Joe Staton (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Celestial Quest I#8 (June, 2002) - "Stainless" Steve Englehart (writer), Jorge Santamaria (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#43 (August, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#44 (September, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Manuel Garcia, Bob Layton (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#57 (October, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#58 (January, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey, Greg Adams, Rich Perrotta (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#46 (November, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Manuel Garcia, Bob Layton (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#47 (December, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Manuel Garcia, Bob Layton (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#48 (January, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Kieron Dwyer, Rick Remender (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#52 (May, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Ivan Reis (pencils), Randy Emberlin (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#55 (August, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#56 (September, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Yanick Paquette (pencils), Ray Snyder (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Order I#5 (August, 2002) - Mary Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Ivan Reis (pencils), Jose Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Order I#6 (September, 2002) - Mary Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Matt Haley, Dan Panosian (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
JLA/Avengers I#4 (February, 2004) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort, Dan Raspler (editors)
Avengers III#501 (October, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#502 (November, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers III#503 (December 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch, Olivier Coipel (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2005 (2005) - Silverclaw entry - Chris Biggs (writer), George Perez (artist), Pond Scum (art reconstruction)
Fantastic Four III#538 (August, 2006) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning, Kris Justice, Cam Smith (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War Battle Damage Report (2007) - Anthony Flamini (head writer, coordinator), Ronald Byrd (writer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Ms. Marvel II#18 (October, 2007) - Brian Reed (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Matt Ryan (inks), Bill Rosemann, Steve Wacker (editors)
Ms. Marvel II#19 (November, 2007) - Brian Reed (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Matt Ryan (inks), Bill Rosemann, Steve Wacker (editors)

Ms. Marvel II#20 (December, 2007) - Brian Reed (writer), Greg Tocchini (pencils), Roland Paris (inks), Steve Wacker (editor)
Hulk II#55 (September, 2012) - Jeff Parker (writer), Dale Eaglesham (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Hulk II#57 (October, 2012) - Jeff Parker (writer), Dale Eaglesham (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)


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