Classification: Extra-dimensional (Asgardian trolls)

Location/Base of Operations: Isle of Silence, Asgard

Known Members: None

Affiliations: Loki, Morgan Le Fay

Enemies: Captain America, Firebird, Thor

First Appearance: Avengers I#1 (September, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: Silent Ones are a race of Trolls who are unable to speak, and the Isle of Silence was named after them. They live beneath the isle but have ventured to the surface at the summons of Loki. The Silent Ones possess superhuman strength, and have a supposedly unbreakable grip. Because they dwell under the earth, their eyes are especially vulnerable to flashes of light.

History: (Avengers I#1) - When Loki attempted to set Thor against the Hulk, Thor saw through his plan and sought out Loki on the Isle of Silence. Loki summoned up one of the Silent Ones to defend him, and it grappled with Thor, but Thor drove back underground with a flash of lightning.

(Avengers I#300) - Years later, Loki returned to the Isle of Silence to brood over how his earlier scheme had resulted in the formation of the Avengers. The Silent Ones lay about near him, listening to his rant.

(Avengers West Coast#55) - In an attempt to gain revenge upon the Avengers, Loki formed an alliance with several super-criminals, and based their meetings in the Isle of Silence. The Avengers managed to follow the Wizard to the Isle of Silence when he attended a meeting, and Loki attacked them, unleashing one of the Silent Ones against Captain America. However, the Silent One was outfought by the Captain.

(Avengers III#1) - Morgan Le Fay used the magic of the Norn Stones to send some of the Silent Ones to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they attacked Firebird. Firebird unleashed her fiery powers against the Silent Ones, but they only disappeared when Morgan Le Fay teleported them away.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

They supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

by Prime Eternal

The Silent Ones should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#1, page 17, panel 1
Avengers I#300, page 57, panel 3

Avengers I#1 (September, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (artist), Dick Ayers (inker)
Avengers I#300 (February, 1989) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Walt Simonson (artist), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers West Coast#55 (February, 1990) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Paul Ryan (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Avengers III#1 (February, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writers), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 03/25/05

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