Silvio Manfredi, nicknamed Silvermane by his subordinates due to his prematured grey hair, is the leader of the Silvermane faction of the massive Maggia criminal organization, and a second cousin to the late Joseph Manfredi of the late 1940's. He usually ran his operations under the traditional gangland style until he was deposed by several competing faction leaders and sent to prison for his crimes. Afterwards upon his release, Silvio gave the order for his successors to begin hiring superhuman operatives and acquiring advanced tech/weaponry so that they could be able to continue surviving against the threat of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. In recent times, Silvio has taken to wearing a preservative cybernetic exoskeleton to preserve his aging, failing body and give himself superhuman abilities on par with fellow crime lords Count Nefaria and Hammerhead, who have long been since empowered in their own way.
Powers and Abilities
Silvermane's cybernetic body provides him with a number of superhuman attributes, provided that the mechanics of his body are properly maintained and his remaining human organs are properly protected and augmented.
- Superhuman Strength: In his cybernetic body, Silvermane possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift up to 15 tons.
- Superhuman Speed: Silvermane is capable of running and moving at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Silvermane's muscles and bones have been replaced with cybernetic hydraulics, granting him much greater physical stamina than a normal human. He can potentially exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before the wear and tear on his system begins to affect him.
- Superhuman Durability: Silvermane's cyborg body is highly resistant to physical injury. He can withstand the force of powerful impacts, powerful energy blasts, extreme temperatures, and high calibre bullets without sustaining damage.