Ilya Koblev is one of three brothers born with their mutant abilities. Presumed to have been abandoned by their parents, the triplets became wards of the state and were enrolled in the Super Soldier School program where they were trained by Professor Piotr Phobos alongside other Russian mutants of which included Ursa Major, Darkstar, and Vanguard.
Ilya Koblev is a Marvel character created by Cefn Ridout and Charlie Adlard in 1995, appearing only in Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty # 1.
Major Story Arcs
Ilya and his brothers were born with their physiology mirroring those of snow leopards, revealing them to be mutants. At the time, mutants were abandoned by their parents or taken away by the KGB who would terminate them due to the perceived threat mutants posed to baseline humans. However, a few were spared from this fate and trained by Professor Piotr Phobos within a Super Soldier School to become highly trained spies on behalf of the Soviet Union.
In time the program was dismantled and Issa and his brothers escaped into the Siberian wilderness until they were discovered by Yi Yang, an immortal claiming to be thousands of years old. Under her influence, the three brothers came to do her bidding, Ilya's older brother Issa falling deeply in love with the villain. The brothers created Xanadu, a home base for Yi Yang. Eventually Issa fought with Night Raven, Yi-Yang's long time enemy and fellow immortal who located the secret compound whilst accompanied by the Black Widow. In an attempt to escape, Issa was killed when the helicopter Yi Yang attempted to escape crashed and exploded. Ilya and his other brother Ioakim survived.
M-Day and the Winter Guard
Ilya and his brother Ioakim did not lose their mutant abilities after M Day and joined Remont 6. They fought Winter Guard but were defeated and arrested.
Powers and Abilities
Ilya possessed superhuman agility and reflexes, along with superhuman senses comprised of night vision, hyperosmia and hyperacusia. He also showcased superhuman stamina, strength and speed. Ilya was trained in combat although he mostly relied on his natural, predator type offences but unlike his sibling Issa, was not capable of speech or a discernible intellect.
Ilya also possessed claws and fangs in which he used to kill and maim his opponents.
Unusual Features: Fur, claws, fangs, pointed ears