Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Saviano

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Opera singer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Patch (James Howlett)

Enemies: The Hand, Priest of Sickles (Johan Richter)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Italy

First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers (July, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Signore Saviano possesses no superhuman powers but he was a skilled opera singer and trafficker of human beings in need of rescue.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 290 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Savage Avengers I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Saviano was a popular and successful opera singer, well known enough that he at some point acquired kidnapping insurance.

(Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers/2 (fb)) - Following a concert in Madripoor, Signore Saviano was met by Wolverine (in his guise as Patch) and Saviano agreed to help get several Genoshan mutants to safety aboard his private jet. Patch admitted that this was another favor he owed Saviano, who expected he would cash in his favors someday. He then asked what good private jets were if he couldn't share them with friends. He then asked the mutants if they had ever been to Italy.

(Savage Avengers I#1) - Years later, Saviano sung in a show in Vienna and bowed to a cheering audience chanting his name. As he exited the show to his limo, Saviano was chloroformed and he managed to ask where he was being taken before passing out.

(Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers/2) - Learning of Saviano's kidnapping, Wolverine immediately began searching for his old friend, thinking back at how Saviano had spent years moving oppressed people out of harm's way. At first thinking perhaps Saviano had been kidnapped for ransom, Wolverine caught the scent of the Savage Land at the crime scene and he was quickly attacked by Hand ninjas, one of which tried to get Wolverine to take a drink that he claimed would take Wolverine to his friend. Killing the agent, Wolverine announced that he would make his own way to the Savage Land to save Saviano. While Wolverine continued his quest, the still-drugged Saviano was taken to Cairo, Egypt, where he placed next to caskets housing the corpses of the Punisher's slain family.

(Savage Avengers I#1) - Fully regaining consciousness as Hand ninjas brought him through a teleportational gateway into the Savage Land, Saviano informed his kidnappers that there was no need to treat him roughly. Insisting to his captors that he had kidnapping insurance, Saviano assured them the insurance would pay their ransom but he was told it would do him no good. Asking where he was, Saviano was then informed that he was in the City of Sickles and Saviano responded by warning his captors that he had powerful friends. Told that they were counting on his powerful friend's arrival, Saviano was led to the edge of a pit filled with blood and informed that the pit was being filled with the blood of the greatest of mankind including artists, thinkers and warriors in an effort to summon Jhoatun Lau. As Saviano was told how much of an honor it was to die for the summoning spell, he was beheaded and his corpse knocked into the pit of blood. When Saviano's corpse fell into the pit, his executioner commented that he loved Saviano's voice.

Comments: Created by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato, Jr.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Signore Saviano has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers, p18, pan4 (Saviano kneeling in captivity, main image)
Savage Avengers I#1, p1, pan1 (Saviano singing)
Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers, p11, pan4 (younger Saviano in tuxedo)

Free Comic Book Day 2019: Avengers/Savage Avengers (July, 2019) - "Vs. Free Comic Book Day" story - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato, Jr. (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Savage Avengers I#1 (July, 2019) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Deodato, Jr. (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 04/16/2020
Last updated: 04/16/2020

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