Silhouette is a Marvel Comics character who first appeared in the New Warriors comic (vol.1) #2 August of 1990. She was created by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley.
Abandoned in Chinatown with her twin brother, Midnight's Fire, Silhouette Chord joined the Concrete Dragons gang where she learned to defend herself and used her shadow teleportation power to combat the rival gang, Poison Memories. At 14, Silhouette watched as her comrades were picked off by Poison Memories because of her refusal to submit herself as their leader's slave.
Having been associated with Night Thrasher since she could remember, Sil allied with him and her brother, Midnight's Fire to end gang violence, but their efforts put her in the line of fire. A bullet ruptured her spine, paralyzing her from the waist down.
Undaunted, Sil utilized her braces in combat and joined Night Thrasher's New Warriors. Amidst their adventures, the team encountered the Folding Circle, revealing an intricate cult following a bloodline of power called Dragon's Breadth which Silhouette and her brother had inherited.
Miyami, Sil's mother, was a descendant of the Dragon's Breadth and Sil's father, Andrew Chord, had been coerced into conceiving children to spawn mystical offspring with access to an interdimensial gateway. Miyami wanted to free her twins from the cult and faked her and their deaths, placing them in an orphanage to protect their identities.
Due to Silhouette's genetic heritage developed through many generations of selective breeding, she has the ability to teleport over small distances by traveling via the so called Darkforce dimension. She can seemingly meld into any area of shadow in this way entering the Darkforce dimension, and then able to reappear in any other shadow.
Silhouette originally was able to shadow-meld, thereby becoming nearly invisible while in shadows. She also had the ability to teleport using the Darkforce dimension by entering shadows and exiting through another shadow as she desired. She was also capable of using these shadows to attack enemies from a distant appearing from them and utilizing her crutches as a weapon through the shadows.
The Darkforce dimension was changed at some time and this disturbance affected all those that were able to utilize the dimension. Her powers than manifested themselves to a much greater extent and she was now able to teleport others along with herself. She can now teleport small groups however this does cause pain and leaves her spent and weak after doing so. Her shadow-melding powers also increased and she can now become a living shadow herself. In this state she is capable of phasing and can use this form to pass through the bodies of other organic beings and thereby causing them extreme pain. Lastly her dark force powers were enhanced to the point of allowing her to create shadow tendrils from the dark force matter itself.
Silhouette also has enhanced physical attributes including speed, strength, agility, and a type of enhanced sensory perception. She is a master hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist using her crutches as weapons while in combat.