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FIN

Real Name: Unrevealed (his real name was so embarrassing that he forgot it)

Identity/Class: Human (source of powers unrevealed; see comments)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Garrison (Man-Eater, maybe others);
    formerly Intruders (Lightbright/Obax Majid, Man-Eater/Malcolm Murphy, Paladin, Sandman/William Baker);
    formerly Next Wave (Agent-X/James Burley, Sandman/William Baker, Snare/Robert Fielder, Turk/Todd Flaminirezck)

Affiliations: Code: Blue, Hydra (Cassandra Romulus, System Crash), Knights of Wundagore, Siege, S.H.I.E.L.D., Wild Pack (Battlestar/Lemar Hoskins, Amy Chen, Crippler/Carlton Struklan, Silver Sable/Silver Sablinova)

Enemies: Bio-Genes (Leecher, Lightbright, Mali, Transfaser; at least nine more unnamed), Cyberwarriors, Genesis Coalition, Justin Hammers' mercenaries (Afterburner, Beetle/Abner Jenkins, Blacklash/Mark Scarlotti, Blizzard/Mickey Quaid, Boomerang/Fred Myers, Cyclone/Gregory Stevens, Spymaster) and his allies (Latisha, Morris, and gangs of Los Angeles), Hydra (Baron Strucker/Wolfgang von Strucker, a Pit-Viper, many unidentified agents), Penance (Robbie Baldwin)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Vermont, USA;
   formerly Symkaria, Middle Europe

First Appearance: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11 (April, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Fin possessed superhuman strength. Considering that he could stand the attacks of several Cyberwarriors, whose strength degree was close to Deathlok's (Collins), Fin's strength was probably in the range of lifting 25-50 tons.
    He also possessed a certain degree of invulnerability. For example, ordinary bullets did not hurt him. Moreover, he was not apparently damaged by extreme cold like the one generated by Blizzard. He was able to move, survive and fight underwater without any lack of effectiveness for several minutes. It is unclear whether he could breathe underwater or if he did not need to breathe at all.
    He could also send a signal toward an object a hundred times per second, listening to the returning signal to calculate the distance (sonar). Considering that he had a fin, the hypothesis of an amphibian physiology is not so unlikely.
    Fin was also a physics geek. He was able to calculate speed counting the feet that moving objects travel per second. He could estimate the weight of a car looking at the pressure ratio of the tires.
    His fin was green, long, very visible, and retractile. It started on the forehead, descended along the spine and continued for a half meter.

    The vocabulary he often used was rather poor, especially when he talked about fighting and hitting something. On the contrary, in rare occasions he showed a quite rich vocabulary.

History:
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11 - BTS) - The Next Wave, a trio of superhuman mercenaries, decided to expand their roster. They sought out other superhumans and Fin joined the Next Wave.

   Hydra lost a sea battle station, stolen by the Genesis Coalition. Baron Strucker ordered to form an outside strike team to retake the base. Following his orders, Cassandra Romulus hired the Next Wave and provided them the information they needed to find the base.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11) - Fin, alongside Agent-X, Snare, Turk and another new member, Sandman, flew to the Mediterranean Sea where the HYDRA base was taken by the Genesis Coalition.

    While their submarine approached, Agent-X explained that their first objective was to retake control of the base, but if they would give any help to Silver Sable, he could have used that fact to provide good publicity to the group. Fin made it clear that he wanted to fight.
    The Coalition's troops were distracted, because the base was already being attacked by the Wild Pack. Agent-X protected the group with his force field. Immediately after, without any warning, Snare shot at the hull of the submarine base. The hole let the water and the group be sucked inside the base. They were immediately detected and a garrison of Cyberwarriors was dispatched to destroy them. They defended themselves well, but the water was flooding the base. Then the Wild Pack arrived.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12) - Snare and Turk caused great casualties among the cyborgs, but the two had also seriously damaged the structure of the station. The sea water was flooding the base. Fin didn't care and continued to smash cyborgs. His power was noticed by Silver Sable who considered him as a possible replacement for Sandman. Agent-X and Sandman tried to calm Snare and Turk without any result. However, the Next Wave managed to leave the base before it was completely submerged.
   The Wild Pack also abandoned the base, using an escape pod. The Newt Wave followed them and arrived in Transia. There the Genetic Coalition, with the Cyberwarriors army, was assaulting Mount Wundagore. The Next Wave joined their forces to the defenders: the Knights of Wundagore, the Wild Pack and Siege. The battle went on until Quentino altered the software of one of the cyborgs. Using its broadcasting signal, Quentino sent a shut down command to all the other cyborgs, ending the battle. Fin was a bit disappointed.
   Agent-X apologized with Silver Sable for the exaggeratedly violent behavior of his associates. Agent-X admitted that they were undisciplined, and proposed Silver Sable to lease Next Wave's services. Silver Sable denied that possibility because Next Wave did not meet her standards.
    Sandman understood that his place was with the Wild Pack, so he asked Silver Sable to re-enter in the Pack. She welcomed him back.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15) - While the Wild Pack intervened in Italy. The Intruders team composed by Sandman, Paladin, Man-Eater and Fin went to Kentucky and vanquished an Hydra operation led by one of the Pit-Vipers, capturing her.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16/1) - The entire Universe was under the effect of the Goddess' Infinity Crusade, on Planet Earth wars paused and conflicts quenched.
    The Wild Pack was hired to help the population of Somalia, ensuring that medicine and food would be delivered to the starving people.
    Despite the status of relative calmness induced by the Goddess, a group of armed men tried to steal the shipment guarded by Silver Sable. Silver had prepared a special team for such a possibility: the Intruders. Composed of the same members who fulfilled the mission in Kentucky, they defeated the armed men without killing anyone. Sandman was satisfied with the result: 23 opponents in 45 seconds. Fin, as always, wanted to hit more.

    Elsewhere the Bio-Genes, Somalian mutants, gathered. They sought to drive Silver Sable and the US military from their country and take over themselves. Leecher used his psychic powers to reinforce the negative emotions of his teammates, counteracting the Goddess' energies.
    That night, the Bio-Genes attacked the peacekeeping troops located 10 miles away from the Wild Pack's camp. Silver Sable mobilized all the Wild Pack. During the battle the effectiveness of the Packers and of the soldiers was reduced by the peaceful emotions caused by the Goddess. Fin enjoyed hitting the mutants, underlining his strikes with onomatopoeic sounds, as if he was a kid and was playing a game. Quentino managed to try for the first time his sonic disrupter, which proved to be effective against Transfaser, forcing him to become solid. Silver Sable, succeeded in resisting Leecher's mind control. After a short struggle, however, their fight was interrupted by Baron Strucker and Hydra, who sought to claim Somalia for the Southern Warlords.

the long fin (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#17/1) - The battle begun again, seeing Hydra and the warlords' forces striking both enemy soldiers and civilians. Leecher kept on pushing Bio-Genes against the Wild Pack. It so happened that some of them attacked the Hydra forces and others had to defend from the mutants. Fin did not seem affected by the cosmic influence of the Goddess, still wanting to hit something. But Fin and Man-Eater could not resist to Leecher's power and he convinced them not to fight the mutants. Then Sable beat Leecher and convinced him to use his powers to stop the conflict. He restored the two Intruders' behavior, then helped to calm down the situation. Even the Hydra troops on the ground laid down their arms.
   When S.H.I.E.L.D. forces landed, their work was almost done. Sandman carried Fin to the mother-ship, where Silver Sable was fighting against Strucker and his lethal Satan Claw. A double blow laid in by the Intruders felled Strucker. Nick Fury arrived on the scene, Sable's gun was aimed at the ex-Nazi. But the Goddess' influence had both Fury and Sable hesitated for an instant, allowing Strucker to cut their guns in pieces with the Satan Claw. Strucker activated the teleporter of the Claw and escaped.
    Later, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Wild Pack helped feeding the starving people.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/1) - Fin was at the Symkarian Embassy during the "Siege of Darkness". By dusk Fin was eating a melon when the Wild Pack returned from a mission with Venom.


(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#20/2) - Sandman took Fin out into town. He discovered that Fin was a physics geek and that he was interested in the Opera.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21/1) - Both Intruders and Wild Pack went to Los Angeles. Their mission was to free the "hill" of Los Angeles from the literal invasion of 130 criminal gangs. People and police were taken hostage by the criminals. The gangs' attack was not chaotic because the leaders Latisha and Morris followed a plan devised by Justin Hammer. His plan was to acquire Beverly Hills real estate cheaply.
    The Intruders' job was made more difficult by the fact that the majority of the criminals were kids, and Silver Sable ordered not to kill them. While in Beverly Hills the Intruders dealt with the problem. Silver and the Wild Pack assaulted the Police precinct still under control of the gangs' leaders. Even outnumbered, the Wild Pack reconquered the building, but they were surprised by the arrival of Hammer's agents Afterburner, Beetle, Blacklash, Blizzard, Boomerang, Cyclone and Spymaster.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#22/1) - Sandman received the call from Sable, but the Intruders were near the precinct so they entered the fray with little delay. Sandman smashed Beetle against the wall while Fin charged Blizzard only to have his legs blocked by the ice. Man-Eater and Lightbright confronted other mercenaries. The gangs added chaos to the battle. Fin guarded Sable's back, and flung Beetle up to the ceiling with a powerful blow. When Morris, one of the gang leaders, was killed by Blizzard, Latisha ordered all the gangs to attack everyone. So, Beetle and the other mercenaries fled. Sable managed to subdue Latisha and the arrival of the National Guard and the police quenched the battle, restoring the peace.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1 - BTS) - Silver Sable and the Wild Pack left Symkaria to go to free Ernst Sablinova. Sable knew that it was a trap set up by Petrovich, for this reason she ordered the Intruders to follow her with another stealth-craft. Man-Eater created some problems, so the Intruders left late.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1) - Silver Sable ordered the Intruders not to follow her to the Coalition Black Sea base. She had agreed to Fritz Sablinova's plan, accepting to be taken prisoner, and to act later, and did not want the Intruders to spoil her bluff. So, the Intruders were sent to Bosnia, where they had to fight against the Genesis Coalition's army. There, the Coalition soldiers were disguised as Hydra men, attacking the Bosnian soldiers and the USA peace-keeping troops. Unbelievably, the Intruders were flanked by Hydra forces, including System Crash and Baron Strucker in person. They joined forces, added to S.H.I.E.L.D. subsequent intervention, devastated the Genesis Coalition troops. The Wild Pack neutralized the powerful battle-cruiser of the Coalition and Silver Sable killed the leader: Ivan Trefkov. Then HYDRA fled.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#27) - Man-Eater went on an animal rampage. Fin and Sandman arrived late to the New York Zoo, but they helped Sable to capture their teammate, holding back the animals alarmed by Man-Eater.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30) - Fin was present as Sable's uncle Morty announced that Sable had been imprisoned, and that she did not wish any of her employees to try to free her.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33) - Silver Sable returned to Symkaria from her solo mission in Japan and she made the drastic decision to retire from active duty. When she announced it to the Intruders, to the Wild Pack and the others, Fin was sadly surprised.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#34) - From the Symkarian Embassy the Intruders left for a mission in Antarctica. Sandman was sad because his relationship with Silver Sable seemed over. Fin instead was happy because they were going to hit something, and hitting made him feel better.

(Penance: Relentless#3 (fb) - BTS) - Man-Eater and Fin left Silver Sable International.

(Penance: Relentless#3) - Man-Eater and Fin were recruited into the Fifty State Initiative and joined Vermont's team known as the Garrison.
    They were sent to protect a nuclear launch facility, because it was one of the possible objectives of Penance. But Penance had thoroughly planned his actions. The ex-Intruders members were defeated alongside the soldiers who backed them up.

Comments: Created by Gregory Wright, Tom Grindberg and Joe Rubinstein.

How would the mutant son of a Homo Mermani female and an African homo sapiens male look like? Just one of the possibilities...

We don't know the origin of Fin's powers
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Fin has no known connections to


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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21, p9, pan5 (main image)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25, p16, pan5 (head shot)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#17/2, p3, pan2 (back view of Fin's fin)


Appearances:
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11 (April, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Andeerson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12 (May, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Andeerson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15 (August, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), James Sanders III (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16/1 (September, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#17/1 (October, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19/1 (December, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#20/2 (January, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Jeffrey Moore (pencils), Keith Akin (inks), Ed Lazellari (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21/1 (February, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#22/1 (March, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1 (June, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Joe Rosas and Ed Lazellari (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#27 (August, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Megan McDowell (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30 (November, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Scott Eaton (pencils), Jim Amash (inks), Megan McDowell (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33 (February, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Megan McDowell (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#34 (March, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Megan McDowell (colors), Craig Anderson (editor)
Penance: Relentless#3 (January, 2008) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils and inks), Rain Beredo (colors), Molly Lazer (editor)


First Posted: 02/27/2021
Last updated: 02/27/2021

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