Silhouette (Character)

Silhouette Chord

Created by: Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley

1st appearance: The New Warriors #2 (1989)

Team Affiliations: New Warriors, Folding Circle, Concrete Dragons

Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’6              Weight: 105 lbs

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

Relatives: Michael Chord (father), Midnight’s Fire (Twin Brother), Miyami (mother), Tai (Grandmother)

Skills and Abilities: Trained in armed and unarmed combat by the army.

Powers: She has the ability to manipulate energy from the darkforce dimension. Silhouette can shadow melt allowing her to become invisible while in shadows or darkness and she could teleport using shadows as entrances and exits.

After a disturbance in the darkforce dimension she found her powers increased. Now she can teleport small groups along with herself but this leaves her drained and exhausted. Sil can also now transform her body completely into darkforce energy and phase through solid objects, when phased through humans it causes them to experience great pain.

Like her twin brother she has enhanced Speed, strength, agility and perception.


Silhouette and her twin brother Midnight’s Fire are the children of Andrew Chord former guardian of Dwayne Tayor/Night Thrasher and Miyami, bred to be able to tap into the power of the Well of all things in Cambodia. Along with her twin she met Night Thrasher when they operated as vigilantes.

Their partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and paralyzed. This event lead her brother to a life of crime though she fell in love with Thrasher. They would eventually separate but she was undaunted with the loss of her legs and joined Thrasher’s crime fighting superhero team the New Warriors. Over the course of their adventures she learned that she was a descendant of the Dragon’s Breadth cult and learned the identity of her father, Andrew Cord.

Some time later she fell in live with Thrasher’s brother Bandit. during the Civil War she opposed registration and joined Captain America’s faction. After his death she becomes a registered superhero, and learns that Bandit has taken over the Night Thrasher identity after losing his powers on M-Day.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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