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DMITRI PETROVICH

Real Name: Dmitri Petrovich

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: A faction of the Genesis Coalition loyal to him;
    formerly Genesis Coalition (Doctor Franz Lubischt, Fritz Sablinova, Ivan Trefkov);
    formerly Hydra (Baron Strucker, Andre, Holmes, Yoyo and many others)

Affiliations: Cybertek Inc., Cyberwarriors, Leviathan;
   formerly Silver Sable (lover)

Enemies: Bosnia, Hydra (Baron Strucker, System Crash (Bitmap, Infomorph, Killobyte (Lester), Steel Collar, Technospike, Wirehead), others), Intruders (Fin, Man-Eater, Paladin, Sandman/William Baker), Next Wave (Agent X, Fin, Sandman/William Baker, Snare, Turk), Ernst Sablinova, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury, Alexander Pierce, Clay Quartermain, Jimmy Woo), Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova), Siege (John Kelly), Stingray (Walter Newell), the U.S.A., Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Wild Pack

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Black Sea;
    formerly Mediterranean Sea, in a mobile underwater battle station;
    formerly South America, the rain forest

First Appearance: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1 (June, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Dmitri had no superhuman powers. His field of expertise was the acquisition of resources. Nonetheless he had a specialized Hydra training in hand-to-hand combat, fire weapons and piloting of different vehicles.

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History:
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1 (fb) - BTS) - Dmitri and Silver Sable were lovers for a while, then their ways parted.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1 / Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8 (fb) - BTS) - Years later, Dmitri had become a lieutenant in Hydra, but he also became an important leader of the Genesis Coalition. The Genesis Coalition wanted to destroy Hydra and to take its place, so Petrovich's real intention was to discredit Hydra for some terrorist operations, and acquire and steal resources for the Coalition.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1) - Petrovich and his Hydra commando took control of the Cranewood School for Girls at Northampton.
    Among the students there were the daughters of various worldwide political figures. Anna, niece of Silver Sable, was one of them. Menacing to kill the hostages, the Hydra terrorists demanded that 27 international criminals would be released from imprisonment. Dmitri ordered to kill one of the girls, as a demonstration of the seriousness of his intentions. She was slashed and thrown out of a window.
   Meanwhile, Silver Sable and Spider-Man had infiltrated the school. Soon, Dmitri was informed that unknown hostile forces were in the building so he ordered to eliminate the opposition. However, Sable and Spider-Man were reached by the Wild Pack, and their combined forces overwhelmed Hydra's.
    When Sable reached the room where Dmitri was menacing Anna, both were surprised. Surrounded, Dmitri was ready to die, provided that he had the chance to kill Sable. Before he could shoot, Sandman distracted him, and a chai thrown by Sable disarmed the Hydra lieutenant. Dmitri was captured as were many of his men.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#6) - Dmitri joined the real organization he belonged to: the Genesis Coalition.
    In the South American rain forest he led a team that recovered a mutated monkey as many other specimen elsewhere.
   Hidden, Paladin was spying on them, but he was spotted. Petrovich left with the specimen to reach the rendezvous point.

(Deathlok II#19 (fb) - BTS) - Some Cyberwarriors were sold to the Genesis Coalition.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8) - In the Genesis Coalition's hidden base, Dmitri had a meeting with the other leaders of the Genesis Coalition. He had a quarrel with Lubischt, a Nazi scientist who conducted experiments on human beings. For Dmitri, the doctor was too slow in developing the super soldier.
    Later, the base was attacked by the Wild Pack. Dmitri carried Silver Sable out of the window and both fell in the lake several feet below. There Dmitri surprised Sable by revealing that her father was still alive and a prisoner of the Coalition. The surprise was so shocking that Dmitri gained the upper hand on Silver. She was saved by the arrival of Paladin, but Dmitri escaped.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#10) - Silver Sable was tracking Leviathan, who had supplied Dmitri with stolen Hydra technology.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/1) - Petrovich took over a powerful sea base from Hydra and used it for the Genesis Coalition forces, and for readying their army of Cyberwarriors. The Coalition was ready to invade Transia and to conquer Mount Wundagore.

    Three hours before the attack of Transia, an unidentified flying vehicle approached the base. Petrovich had it destroyed. Dmitri did not know that aboard were Silver Sable and the Wild Pack, who survived. When he heard that the attackers were the Symkarian mercenaries, he sent a garrison of Cyberwarriors to destroy them. The distraction unwittingly provided by the Wild Pack enabled the Newt Wave to reach the base undetected. Hydra had hired them to punish the Coalition.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12) - Unexpectedly, the damage caused by the Next Wave to the base was so heavy that the station was sinking. Trefkov and Petrovich flew to Transia with their army, to keep their plan going.

    Once in the skies of Transia, Trefkov gave voice to his plan, to use Mount Wundagore as a starting base for expanding their power. Their next target would have been Latveria.
However, the Knights of Wundagore, helped by Siege, proved to be a challenge. Coalition leaders left the battlefield while the Cyberwarriors did the dirty work. The Wild Pack and Next Wave's arrival, to help the Knights, changed the tide of the battle, and the cyborg army was defeated.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1 (fb) - BTS) - The Genesis Coalition transferred its forces to an old abandoned Hydra base, below Earth's surface.

Dmitri trying to capture Silver Sable (Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1) - Trefkov, tired of Petrovich's failures, had him imprisoned. Meanwhile, the Coalition was organizing a full-scale war in Bosnia, to put the blame on Hydra. Hydra would have taken the fall, and the Coalition would have picked up the pieces.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1) - Long before his imprisonment, Petrovich had founded a faction loyal to him. A legion of men was ready for his return.
    Two of his followers freed him so that his plan could proceed. They stole a flying fighter and reached Symkaria. Upon arriving there Petrovich attacked the Wild Pack during a ceremony with King Stefan and Silver Sable. He was captured, but it was part of his plan to lure Silver Sable and the Wild Pack to fight Trefkov, then to let his legion intervene and take leadership of the Genesis Coalition.
    In fact, Silver Sable wanted more information about her father and Petrovich confirmed to her that he was alive. The Wild Pack left with Petrovich to reach the Coalition's base in the Black Sea.
    Once there, they entered the base. Split in groups of two, Petrovich, Sable and Battlestar were attacked by a man in armor. Petrovich already knew who he was and after the man took off his helmet, Sable believed him to be her father.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25/1) - The man in armor confessed that he was Fritz Sablinova, Ernst's twin brother. He told them that many years ago he had infiltrated Hydra and had conceived the plan to create the Genesis Coalition. The Coalition would have led to the dissolution of Hydra working from the inside. Petrovich, having learned this plan, tried to flee, helped by other loyal soldiers arriving on the scene. He had the idea to use the information he had just learned to gain the loyalty of the rest of the Genesis Coalition forces. But Silver Sable stopped his escape and Fritz fried his skull with an electric blast, killing him. With his last words, Petrovich tried to reveal that he had not lied to Silver about her father, but he didn't live long enough.

Comments: Created by Gregory Wright, Steven Butler & James Sanders III.

The Genesis Coalition was a spin-off of Hydra and Petrovich had created another spin-offf of the Genesis Coalition...union is strength!
Petrovich admitted that strategy wasn't his forte. In fact he almost failed in every role he played in the Genesis Coalition.

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dmitri Petrovich has no known connections to:


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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8, p12, pan4 (Dmitri, main image)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1, p1, pan3 (Dmitri, head shot)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24, p12, pan1 (Dmitri trying to capture Silver Sable)


Appearances:
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1 (June, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), James Sanders III (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#6 (November, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steve Carr and Deryl Skelton (pencils), James Sanders III (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8 (January, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), James Sanders III (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/1 (April, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12/1 (May, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (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, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)


First Posted: 03/28/2021
Last updated: 03/28/2021

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