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IVAN TREFKOV

Real Name: Ivan Trefkov

Identity/Class: Human technology user (World War II to modern era);
   presumably citizen of Germany

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: Genesis Coalition (Dr. Franz Lubischt, Dmitri Petrovich, Fritz Sablinova, others);
    formerly Hydra, Nazi Party

Affiliations: Cybertek Inc. and their Cyberwarriors, Deadpool ("Wade Wilson");
    formerly Hydra and Baron Strucker

Enemies: Bosnia, 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, Fin, Sandman/William Baker), 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., the Wild Pack

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Subterranean base in the Black Sea;
    formerly a battle-station in the Mediterranean Sea;
    formerly an experimental facility in the rain forest in South America

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

Powers/Abilities: Trefkov had no superhuman powers. He was a leader, with crucial contacts with other Nazi organizations like HYDRA. He had army training and was able to use the cannon of a HYDRA high-technology flying battle-station.

History:
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (fb) ) - After WWII, Trefkov joined other Nazi criminals and kept contacts with Hydra.
    Knowing that the Wild Pack had captured and killed so many other Nazi fugitives, Trefkov organized the murder of Ernst Sablinova.

    In Symkaria, Silver Sable, Ernst's daughter, was seven years old when she spotted the killers sent for her father. She ran away to warn her father, but the Nazis followed her to the secret entrance of the Wild Pack's base. During the subsequent fight Anastasia, Ernst's wife and Silver's mother, was killed. The Pack killed the assassins, but Ivan Trefkov escaped.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (fb) - BTS) - Trefkov contacted Baron Strucker and Hydra. The meeting was held in Tokyo.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (fb) ) - The Wild Pack, led by Ernst Sablinova, learned about the meeting and went to Tokyo to capture Ivan Trefkov. But Ernst, who wanted to kill Trefkov by himself, was captured by Trefkov.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#1 (fb) / Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (fb) ) - Trefkov seemingly stabbed Ernst to death and took away his body. The Wild Pack was forced to fight the Hydra soldiers.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/2 (fb) ) - Trefkov's escape was covered by his men and by a Hydra battalion. The Wild Pack managed to follow the Nazi on another ship. Then, Trefkov hid himself in the cargo hold, but he had his men wait for the pursuers. The trap worked, and when Silver and the others descended into the hold, they were shot in mid air. Klimt, Shotz and Yanover died.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12/2 (fb) ) - Trefkov escaped by boat, two Wild Pack members took another boat and pursued him. Silver sped after them in the remaining boat but could only watch when Trefkov killed her men with a missile. She managed to jump on Trefkov's boat but she was kicked out again and could not avenge her men.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#13/2 (fb) - BTS) - While Silver Sable took the leadership of the Wild Pack, the Wild Pack investigated Trefkov, but never found him.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#10 (fb) - BTS) - Ivan Trefkov gathered some of the older factions of Hydra and created the Genesis Coalitions.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8) - Years later, at the Genesis Coalition's base in South America, Trefkov and Petrovich questioned Lubischt's work, because it took too much time. They agreed on waiting two more weeks for Lubischt to complete his research for a super-soldier formula. Meanwhile, Dmitri had planted false evidence to blame Hydra. Their plans were foiled by the attack of the Wild Pack that invaded the base and freed the captive subjects. Silver also killed Lubischt, but the other leaders escaped.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11) - Ivan and the rest of the Coalition were preparing the attack on Mount Wundagore. Ivan inspected the Cyberwarriors with Petrovich.
    Shortly after, a team of attackers were identified inside the base: the Wild Pack. A garrison of Cyberwarriors was dispatched to annihilate the enemies. Trefkov ordered to mobilize the rest of the Cyberwarrior army.

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

    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. The Coalition leaders left the battlefield while the Cyberwarriors did the dirty job. 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.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1 (fb) - BTS) - Trefkov and Fritz Sablinova hired Deadpool for capturing Silver Sable.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23/1) - Deadpool found some complications when Daredevil helped Sable. Sable paid him the triple of his rates to get rid of him and to learn that the Genesis Coalition was after her.

(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/1) - Trefkov, tired of Petrovich's failures, had him imprisoned. Meanwhile, the Genesis Coalition was organizing a full-scale war in Bosnia, in order 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#25/1) - Later, in a submarine, Fritz Sablinova presented Silver Sable and the Wild Pack as prisoners to Trefkov. The Nazi gloated. Then he left with Fritz to lead the attack on Bosnia from an incredibly powerful battle cruiser. Meanwhile, in Bosnia, Trefkov's trick had worked. The world believed that Hydra was attacking the Bosnian troops, and S.H.I.E.L.D. had arrived on the scene. Even Baron Strucker and Hydra had intervened to strike against the Genesis Coalition forces.
   Once he arrived in Bosnia, Trefkov managed to take the System Crash by surprise. His battle cruiser almost killed Strucker, who was saved by Wirehead. Trefkov, following Fritz's suggestion to cloak his cruiser before being destroyed, disappeared. He continued to drive his forces, but he was the one to be surprised when one of the Genesis Coalition aircrafts landed in the battle cruiser. The Wild Pack was free and attacked them! Silver Sable reached Trefkov, beat the old Nazi criminal, then stabbed him to death. The Genesis Coalition forces were defeated and Fritz Sablinova died, killed by the Foreigner.
    The Genesis Coalition was vanquished.

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

What a planner Trefkov was. He stabbed Ernst Sablinova and made everybody believe that he was dead. Instead he had him cured, imprisoned and, when the occasion came, or when he calculated it was safe and profitable, transformed Sablinova into a living computer. What if he had schemed the meeting with Strucker only to lure Ernst to Tokyo and to capture him?

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Ivan Trefkov has no known connections to:


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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8, p15, pan4 (Trefkov, in a Coalition suit)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11/2, p2, pan1 (Trefkov, with a German uniform)


Appearances:
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#11/2 (April, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Nelson Ortega (pencils), Mickey Ritter (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#12/2 (May, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Nelson Ortega (pencils), Mickey Ritter (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#25/1 (June, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)


First Posted: 03/23/2021
Last updated: 03/23/2021

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