Amy Chen (Silver Sable ally) (Marvel Comics) with crossbow and knives

Amy Chen


Chen is an elite agent of Silver Sable International, and has often been in the field along with her boss.

She first appeared in 1992, when Silver got her own comic book.

For full context, you can first read our Silver Sable International organisation profile.

And well, after that you could read the Silver Sable (Early) character profile, which conveniently ends *just* as Chen starts her appearances.



  • Real Name: Amy Chen.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Wild Pack II, former member of the Foreigner’s 1400 and several assassin guilds.
  • Base Of Operations: Symkarian embassy in NYC ; or Symkaria.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black, usually dyed deep red or deep purple.

Powers and Abilities

Chen is highly trained in :

She is extremely disciplined and professional. Chen was trained by both an assassins’ guild and Silver Sable International.



She wears light body armour, and her arsenal revolves around her sword and her crossbow. She has some special crossbow bolts issued by Silver Sable International :

  • Diamond-tipped electro-bolts.
  • Magnetic grapnel tip bolts towing a line.
  • Taser-type bolts.


Amy Chen was born during the last days of the US invasion of Việt Nam. Her parents were killed by US troops while she was but a toddler, and she was sold in slavery by an Army sergeant. Chen worked hard for a local farmer who kept abusing her, until she snapped. She killed him with a sharpened bamboo peg.

As she stood over the corpse, the girl realised that she liked killing. She kept her tormentor’s ear as a trophy.

Now a drifter, she ended working as a bar hostess in Bangkok in her teens. A local wise guy heard that she was a fierce fighter and a cold-blooded killer. Thus, he recruited her as an assassin. Chen proved an excellent hire, and acquired a rep across South-East Asia.

However, she chafed as she was essentially owned by her guild. Amy eventually took the only way out — she killed them all.

Go East, young woman

Amy Chen moved to the US to work as a freelancer. It was implied that she had to kill several employers who tried to put her under their thumb. Nevertheless, she was so successful she ended up working for the Foreigner himself. Back then the Foreigner was running the 1400 Club, a major assassins’ guild.

A team of female assassins later splintered from the 1400 Club, and Chen joined them. This was in large part because she was the lover of their leader, Maria. Later on Amy was hired by Silver Sable International, who did not realise that she was a former 1400 Club member. At this point Amy was tired of killing. Thus, becoming more of a bounty hunter suited her.

Chen quickly graduated to SSI’s “A” team, operating directly with Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova).

Amy’s past caught up with her but once, when Maria and her assassins came to claim her back. But Chen and Silver Sable fought them off.


Chen has large black tattoos, chiefly on her back and arms. These seem to be abstract motifs.


Chen is the group’s ninja ice queen. She’s 100% focused on her job and extremely disciplined. Amy only speaks when necessary, and in precise sentences. The lecherous and racist Powell greatly annoyed her, but she remained disciplined. And he eventually improved.

Amy isn’t interested in men, but she has a thing about sexy female authority figures. In particular this manifests as a big silent crush on her boss. “Silent”, since she knows that Silver Sable is straight.

Chen is a merciless killer who even take trophies from kills. She has human fingers and ears on her belt and necklace as mementos of prized kills. Silver Sable will order her not to to go trophy-hunting if the SSI staff operates along allies who might object. Howbeit, she once had to yell at Chen not to maim an ULTIMATUM agent to keep a finger.


“As you wish, m’lady”

(To Powell) “Move your hand away from me or I’ll cut it off and wear it on my belt.”

“He, like us all, has been given a chance to redeem himself from past indiscretions by Ms. Sable. He will come around or he will be let go.”

Criminal gun-toting scientist: “This weapon never misses, sweetie.”
Chen: “I am not sweet. And I never miss, either.” (SLASH !)

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 020

Acrobatics: 05, Charisma (Interrogation): 04, Martial artist: 05, Military science: 05, Thief (Stealth, security systems): 05, Vehicles (Land): 05, Weaponry*: 06

Language (Vietnamese, Thai), Lightning Reflexes.

Wild Pack (High), Silver Sable (Low), Mercenary underworld (Low).

MIA toward Serving Silver Sable.


  • WILD PACK BODY ARMOUR [BODY 07, Flame immunity: 02, Radio communications: 06, Skin armour: 02, Limitation : Skin armour only vs. blades and bullets]
  • Sword [BODY 08, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Slashing, piercing].
  • Crossbow [STR 02 BODY 04, Range: 05, Ammo: 01, Telescopic vision: 02, R#03, Limitation: Long reload time. Note: the STR is a microwinch that can reel in a line shot from the crossbow] w/Bolts [BODY 02, EV 05, Ammo: 10, Limitation: Ammunition load for crossbow].
  • Diamond-tipped electro-bolt [BODY 02, EV 05, Sharpness (EV): 03, Lightning (No Range): 10, Ammo: 02, Bonus: EV and Lightning can be Combined, Limitation: Ammunition load for crossbow].
  • 4 APs long line with magnetic grapnel [BODY 06, Cling: 08, Note: Can be launched with a crossbow bolt if desired, and the bolt can then be reeled in using the Crossbow’s STR. Other Wild Pack members carry small grips allowing them to slide down Chen’s line].
  • 4 APs long electrified line towed by a crossbow bolt [BODY 05, Lightning (No Range): 07, Grenade Drawback, Bonus : eligible for Sweep Attack Bonus, Limitation : Ammunition load for crossbow].
  • Switchbladed combat knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].
  • Disruptor module [BODY 03, Cling: 01, EMP (No Range): 08, Grenade Drawback, Limitation: must be stuck on target for it to work].
  • When taking on very tough opponents, she sometimes wields a Bio-sword [BODY 08, EV 06, Sharpness (EV): 06, Drawback: Serious Marginal Equipment. This sword looks vaguely like a katana]. Presumably it’s hard to deploy – perhaps it needs lengthy and ruinous maintenance and repairs after use.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics.