FRITZ SABLINOVA

Real Name: Fritz Sablinova

Identity/Class: Human technology user (Symkarian) (World War II to modern day)

Occupation: Terrorist;
    former mercenary, Nazi hunter

Group Membership: Genesis Coalition (Dr. Elmar Lubischt, Dmitri Petrovich, Ivan Trefkov, others);
    formerly 
Wild Pack (Ernst Sablinova, others)

Affiliations: Deadpool (Wade Wilson);
    formerly Silver Sablinova

Enemies: Foreigner, Hydra (Baron Strucker, System Crash (Bitmap, Infomorph, Killobyte (Lester), Steel Collar, Technospike, Wirehead)), Intruders (Fin, Man-Eater, Paladin, Sandman (William Baker)), Next Wave (Agent X, Snare, Turk), Dmitri Petrovich, Ernst Sablinova, SHIELD (Nick Fury, Alexander Pierce, Clay Quartermain, Jimmy Woo), Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova), Stingray (Walter Newell), Wild Pack (Battlestar (Lemar Hoskins), Amy Chen, Crippler (Carl Striklan), Larry Curtis, Doug Powell, Raul Quentino)

Known Relatives: Ernst Sablinova (brother), Anna Sablinova (daughter), Anastasia Sablinova (sister-in-law, deceased), Silver Sablinova (Silver Sable, niece, deceased)

Aliases: Impersonated Ernst Sablinova

Base of Operations: The Genesis Coalition’s Black Sea stronghold;
    formerly the Genesis Coalition’s South American base
;
    formerly Symkaria

First Appearance: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8 (January, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Fritz wore a suit of battle armor that gave him superhuman strength and durability; it also included energy blasters in the gauntlets and a teleportation device.  Fritz was also a skilled military planner and technical expert.

History: (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#20/1 (fb) ) - At some point Fritz Sablinova fathered a daughter, Anna; her mother died when she was quite young.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1 (fb) ) - Fritz Sablinova formed the Nazi-hunting Wild Pack with his identical twin brother, Ernst; Fritz faked his own death so that he and Ernst could secrely share command of the team.  While Ernst was the team's field leader, Fritz acted as team tactician and technical expert; he also helped train Ernst's daughter Silver while Ernst was on missions, all the while posing as his brother.  When Ernst located Hydra leader Ivan Trefkov, his wife's murderer, Fritz advised his brother to capture him alive for the valuable information he could provide, but Ernst insisted on killing him.  The subsequent mission was a failure; Trefkov escaped, and Ernst was presumed dead.  Fritz attended Ernst's funeral in disguise, but found it strange that his brother's body was never recovered.  Hoping to gain Trefkov's attention, he posed as Ernst and attacked a Hydra outpost; as he'd planned, he was captured and brought to Trefkov.  He was tortured for months, during which his sanity slipped away; eventually, he convinced Trefkov to join forces with him, forming a neo-Nazi group within Hydra that would eventually overthrow Hydra's leaders and take their place.  What he didn't tell Trefkov was that he intended the resulting civil war to destroy both Hydra and their group, which they dubbed the Genesis Coalition.  To assist them, they used Ernst, who Trefkov had actually captured alive, as a living computer to plan their military strategies; Frotz came to blame him for "stealing" the Wild Pack from him.  Decades passed, and the Genesis Coalition grew.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8) - At the Genesis Coalition's South American rain forest base, Fritz, Trefkov, and Hydra defector Dmitri Petrovich supervised Dr. Elmar Lubischt's experiments as he created human-animal hybrids.  While he objected to Lubischt's cruelty, he defended him when Petrovich attacked him for proceeding too slowly.   When Silver Sable and her Wild Pack breached the compound, looking for Lubischt, Fritz and Trefkov escaped via the turbo-tunnels while Petrovich stayed behind to defend the base; Lubischt was killed and the base lost in the resulting battle, although Petrovich escaped.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/1) - Fritz and Trefkov visited a Hydra mobile base in the Adriatic that Petrovich has hijacked, where the Coalition was in the process of reprogramming a shipment of cyborg Cyberwarriors they had just purchased..  Although the Coalition shot down their airship, Silver Sable, the Wild Pack, and underwater hero Stingray soon invaded the base, as did the mercenary Next Wave, who had been hired by Hydra to retrieve their property.  Fritz decided that he would have to handle Sable personally.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12/1) - As the Wild Pack battled the Cyberwarriors, Fritz donned his battle armor and entered  the fray, warning Sable to leave before teleporting away.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #23/1 - BTS) - Fritz hired the mercenary Deadpool to bring Silver Sable to him, so that he could prevent the Wild Pack from interfering in the Genesis Coalition's plans to foment a war in Bosnia.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1) - At the Coalition's Black Sea stronghold, Fritz and Trefkov watched as Petrovich was taken away to atone for his failures; meanwhile, Sable paid off Deadpool to leave her alone.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1) - Petrovich escaped and led Sable and the Pack to the Black Sea base, hoping that she'd kill Trefkov for him; when they arrived, Fritz teleported in, clad in his battle armor.  He took down Petrovich and Battlestar, then unmasked, shocking Sable, who mistook him for her father.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1) - Fritz explained who he was and what his plans were to Sable, as Coalition troops, posing as Hydra, launched their attack on Bosnia.  Petrovich recovered, and, having overheard Fritz, led his loyalist troops against him and the Pack.  Fritz grabbed Petrovich and killed him with his suit's energy gauntlets.  With Petrovich's troops defeated by the Pack, Fritz convinced Sable to let him take them all in to the Coalition as prisoners.  He presented them to Trefkov, before leaving to lead the attack themselves from a battle cruiser; meanwhile, SHIELD, Hydra, and Sable's Intruders team attacked the Coalition forces in Bosnia.  Fritz joined the battle on the ground, where he almost killed Hydra leader Baron Strucker before he was saved by System Crash's Wirehead.  As his troops fell, he tried to contact Trefkov, but got no reply; teleporting back to the ship, he found Sable standing over Trefkov's dead body.  He attacked Sable, blaming her for ruining their plans; she insisted he needed help, but he was promptly shot in the back and killed by Sable's ex-husband, the assassin Foreigner.

Comments: Created by Gregory Wright, Steven Butler, and Jim Sanders III.

Given that he's the same age as his brother, who was active in WWII, Fritz had to have been pretty old by the modern era - maybe he had access to any of the various Infinity Formula knockoffs that can apparently be found in grocery stores in the Marvel universe. 

Despite having it in Silver Sable#11, Fritz's moustache is missing in #12.

Jeez, there are an awful lot of tubes on Fritz's armor.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Fritz Sablinova has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1, p8, pan2 (main image)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1, p17, pan5 (headshot)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8, p9, pan5 (in his youth)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8, p9, pan5 (Genesis Coalition uniform)


Appearances:
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8
(January, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/1-12/1 (April-May, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#20/1 (January, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1 (April, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Isaac Cordova (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1 (May, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1 (June, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)


Last updated: 03/24/13

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