Silver Fox (comics)

Silver Fox
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Wolverine vol. 2 #10 (August 1989)
Created by Chris Claremont (writer)
John Buscema (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Kayla
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations HYDRA
Weapon X
Team X
Notable aliases Zorra de Plata
Abilities Artificial healing factor, age suppressant and ability to control people by touch

Silver Fox is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe created by Chris Claremont and John Buscema.

Silver Fox is a former love interest for Wolverine, and currently works for the terrorist organization HYDRA.

Publication history

Silver Fox first appears was in Wolverine vol. 2 #10 and was created by Chris Claremont and John Buscema.

Fictional character biography

Silver Fox is a member of the Blackfoot Indian Tribal Confederacy.[1] In the early to late 1900s, she lived with Wolverine as his lover in Canada. She was allegedly murdered by Sabretooth on Wolverine's birthday,[2] but is later revealed to be alive and a member of "Team X", the most formidable covert ops team the CIA had to offer. Fox eventually betrays Team X and becomes a member of HYDRA, a subversive terrorist organization.

Silver Fox reappears during the modern period when Wolverine tracks down each member of the Weapon X staff, discovering the studios where many of his memories, which he believes to be real, were staged. Allegedly she kills the professor who had been in charge of the program after Logan left. At this point it is revealed that Silver Fox is in command of a section of HYDRA.[3]

Shortly thereafter, Silver Fox captures the assassin Reiko, and forms an alliance with Reiko's boss, Hand Jonin Matsu'o Tsurayaba. Matsu'o is in the process of trying to buy Clan Yashida's underworld connections before Mariko Yashida severs them entirely. Silver Fox dupes Reiko into poisoning Mariko, giving Matsu'o what he wanted. Silver Fox's motivations in this are unclear.

Later, when Mastodon, a member of the Weapon X Program, dies due to the failure of his anti-aging factor, Silver Fox reunites with Logan, Creed, Maverick, and Wraith. She is cold to Logan, and seems not to remember having spent any pleasant time with him. The group infiltrates a secret base and confronts the man who had implanted them with their false memories: Aldo Ferro, the Psi-Borg. Ferro takes control of their minds and this time makes Creed kill Silver Fox.[4] After Ferro's defeat, Silver Fox was to be buried in Salem Center. At the church, Logan discovers that her body has been prepared for flight. The father at the church notifies Logan that "a brick wall with an eyepatch" gave the order. Suddenly, a S.H.I.E.L.D. carrier arrives with Nick Fury, who states he never imagined the day when a top-ranking HYDRA member would get a full honors S.H.I.E.L.D. burial. Wraith appears as well, having orchestrated the entire funeral, stating "Salem Center meant nothing to her". Wraith tells Logan that they found the cabin where he really had lived with Silver Fox a lifetime ago. He gets permission to bury her there, by himself with only a shovel and uses the part of the door with "Silver Fox + Logan" in a heart that he had carved into it as a headstone.[5]

In Wolverine vol. 3 #50, Wolverine again relives the induced memory of Sabretooth killing Silver Fox on his birthday, although this issue seems to ignore her previous "return" to life.[6]

Powers and abilities

Silver Fox possesses an artificial healing factor and an age suppressant, allowing her to retain her looks after years of being separated from Logan.

In the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, she can persuade anyone she touches (tactile hypnosis).

In other media


Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


Maverick and Silver Fox

Video games


  1. Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study
  2. Wolverine vol.2 #10
  3. Wolverine vol.2 #50
  4. Wolverine vol.2 #64
  5. Wolverine vol.2 #65
  6. Jeph Loeb (w), Wolverine vol. 3 #50

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