Samuel Silke, Jr.
Samuel Silke, Jr.
Personal Info:
Real Name: Samuel Silke, Jr.
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Presumably New York or New Jersey
First Appearance: Daredevil Vol.2 #26 (2001) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Richard Fisk
Group Affiliation: Former operative in Chicago Ripa Family, Kingpin's organization
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Daredevil and Kingpin
Creators: Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
Sammy Silke is a moderately proficient criminal strategist and skilled in the use of knives and firearms.
As a child, Silke was close friends with Richard Fisk, son of the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk. The two discovered that their fathers worked for the Mafia, but it was only until Richard was a young adult that he learned his father was the Kingpin. Following some serious, unknown error in Chicago, Silke was allowed by the organization to join the crew of the then-blind Kingpin as a favour to Silke's father. Matt Murdock was giving Silke's father's organization problems, so Silke asked Fisk to take care of it for him. Fisk denied the request, saying Murdock was not to be touched and refused to elaborate any further. This angered Silke immensely. Richard Fisk revealed to Silke that he and the rest of the Kingpin's crew knew that the Kingpin knew that Murdock was in fact Daredevil. Silke orchestrated a coup with Richard Fisk, going against the Kingpin's rule by ordering an assassination attempt on Murdock in the Kingpin's name.
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