Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human magic user (see comments)

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: The Hand (Illumination, Lady Gorgon, many unidentified ninjas)

Affiliations: Jigsaw (Billy Russo)

Enemies: Val de la Fontaine, Domino (Neena Thurman), Punisher (Frank Castle), Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Possibly mobile;
   last seen active in New York City, New York

First Appearance: Punisher War Journal II#20 (August, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Silhouette can teleport through shadows though the distance is unknown. She can turn parts of her body intangible to avoid physical attacks or to phase partially through opponents in combat. Due to her shadow powers her normal body temperature is far below a normal human being (low enough that heat seeking bullets don't lock on to her). She is also a highly trained hand-to-hand combatant.

Height: Unrevealed (5'7"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (140 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red

(Punisher War Journal II#20 (fb) - BTS) - Silhouette was a superhuman Hand assassin. When Lady Gorgon was hired by Jigsaw to kill the Punisher, Illumination was one of the superhuman assassins that joined her.

(Punisher War Journal II#20) - In an alleyway Silhouette appeared behind the Punisher, appearing from Punisher's shadow cast on a nearby wall. Silhouette asked the Punisher to turn around and face her because there was no honor in striking him from behind. She quickly disarmed the Punisher, taking away his sword with her powers, and then was joined by Lady Gorgon and Illumination.

(Punisher War Journal II#21) - Silhouette watched on as Illumination hit the Punisher with electrical blasts. Val de la Fontaine, Silver Sable and Domino arrived to save the Punisher. Val shot at Silhouette, who used her shadow powers to avoid the heat seeker bullets, which couldn't lock on to her because she was too cold. She then phase kicked through Fontaine's body to temporarily knock her out. A short time later Silhouette blocked Domino's way while Illumination was after her. Domino tried to hit Silhouette with a stop sign pole, which Silhouette allowed to phase through her body. Domino then allowed Illumination to hit her with an electrical blast, which knocked her and Silhouette, both connected by the metal pole, out.

Comments: Created by Matt Fraction, Rick Remender & Howard Chaykin.

Silhouette and Illumination were not seen again after this. They were presumably arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Silhouette was presumably a resurrected superhuman, but the source of her powers is unknown. Due to the connection to the demon Beast it is likely that magic was involved.

She was identified in the Hand profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#5 (November, 2008).

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Sillhouette has no known connection to:

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Punisher War Journal II#21, p1, pan3 (main)
Punisher War Journal II#21, p1, pan1 (head shot)
Punisher War Journal II#21, p10, pan1 (from behind)

Punisher War Journal II#20-21 (August-September, 2008) - Matt Fraction & Rick Remender (writers), Howard Chaykin (artist), Aubrey Sitterson (editor)

First Posted: 01/03/2020
Last updated: 01/03/2020

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