Real Name: Min Li Ng
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Silk fever possesses the ability to psionically ignite oxygen molecules in her environment. The most visible manifestation of her power is an aura of fire that surrounds her body completely and obscures her physical features. She use her pyrokinesis to project blasts of intense flame, either in controlled bursts or as an omni-directional wave powerful enough to incinerate large trees and human beings in seconds. Silk Fever has also learned to use her power to create superheated updrafts of air by which she can levitate herself and fly at subsonic speeds. Silk Fever's power apparently remains active constantly, at least on a low level, as she is also immune to heat and flames that she herself did not generate.
Originally using the codename Firewall, Min Li Ng was a member of the Force of Nature, a super villain group funded by the eco-terrorist group Project: Earth. Min Li originally claimed that her pyrokinetic powers came from accidental exposure to a napalm explosion during the Vietnam War. Her father was Lieutenant Go Vin Ng of the South Vietnamese Army.
Min Li Ng was recruited by the Left Hand to join the Folding Circle in his bid to gain the power of the Dragon's Breadth cult. It was here that Min Li changed her codename from Firewall to Silk Fever. It was revealed that her mother was a daughter of the Dragon's Breadth cult's leader, Tai, who had forced Min Li's father to marry her and produce a child which she could make use of later. After a confrontation with Tai and the New Warriors, the Folding Circle retreated from the Temple of Dragon's Breadth and hijacked the Quinjet that the New Warriors had originally stolen from the Avengers.
The Folding Circle crashed in Madripoor where they tried to become players in the the city's underworld, but were unsuccessful.
During the Civil War event, Silk Fever and other members of the Folding Circle were located by Baron Zemo and his Thunderbolts. Zemo gave them the options of either aiding the Thunderbolts in hunting down the opponents of the Superhuman Registration Act, or being handed into government custody for past crimes. Silk Fever and her former teammates agreed to aid the Thunderbolts, joining the team on a probationary basis.
It was recently revealed in Thunderbolts #107 that Silk Fever, along with the other Children of the Dragon's Breadth, received her superhuman powers from the Universal Wellspring, a dimensional breach that radiates powerful magical energies. She is not a mutant, as was earlier believed.
First Appearance: The New Warriors (1990) #21
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#4 Night Thrasher (1993)
- 'Damon Dran to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway'
#3 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Madripoor Knights'#4
- 'Connect the Dots'
Annual 02 X-Men Legacy (2008)
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'#21
- 'The Folding Circle'#22
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part One: The Stolen Children'#23
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Two: Passed Lies'#24
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Three: The Cheating Corner'#25
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Four: Justifiable Homicide'
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