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Silver Mantis
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missing info
Zone Sharkhead Isle
Coordinates (-1375, 0, -597)
Level Range 20-25
Introduced By None
Introduces None
Enemy Groups Badge villain skyraiders.png Sky Raiders
Badge villain tsoo.png Tsoo
Badge villain lost.png The Lost
Badge villain freakshow.png Freakshow
Badge villain council.png Council
Badge villain crey.png Crey
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Silver Mantis is an Arch-Villain who serves as Black Scorpion's lackey in the Arachnos faction.

Heroes face her in the following missions:

Villains find her in the following missions.


Silver Mantis
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Black Scorpion's Assistant and Lover
Real Name Tamura Shirai
Gender Female
Archetype Stalker
Affiliation Arachnos
Age Unknown
Romantic Associations Black Scorpion (Lover)
Known Family Nathan (Brother)
Primary Powers Thorny Assault
Secondary Powers Invulnerability
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Silver Mantis was born Tamura Shirai. She began modifying her body in her early teens. It began with tattooing and piercing but quickly she discovered a new form of modification. Metal fusion. Her interest in body modification quickly spiraled out of control, and eventually she found an artist willing to fuse smooth, sleek but incredibly strong metal sheets onto her skin. Augmenting her body consumed her, now altering her body compulsively with the finest metals. The cost was astronomical and so, like any addict, Tamura to a life of crime and began to steal to feed her habit. Her career started with petty crime, but she soon found that nothing was more important to her than being able to pay off the "specialist" she had found, not even human life.

Moving in criminal circles, she eventually encountered Black Scorpion during one of her robberies. Immediately enamored with his bio-engineered armor, she joined forces with him. She and Black Scorpion were a perfect match from the beginning. He is the ultimate expression of her obsession and she makes him feel like the most powerful being on the earth. It is not a surprise that Silver Mantis realized an opportunity when he saw it, and rather than fighting with Arachnos over the ill-gotten loot, formed an alliance that has lasted to this day.

As Black Scorpion’s assistant she quickly learned that she has a talent for murder. Her first kill was surprisingly well executed and soon the entire mercenary community realized that she had not only a taste for it, but a talent as well. With the taste of blood on her lips, the woman now known as Silver Mantis commissioned a new modification: deadly metal spikes fused into her body. Perhaps it is a mutant ability that allows her to fire the spikes from her body in bursts.

She is a Stalker, able to deal out massive melee damage to her unsuspecting enemies, having somehow gained control over the metal spikes that are screwed into her bones. She also derives great pleasure in inflicting pain and torturing her victims before killing them. Her unbending loyalty to Black Scorpion makes her a deadly tool for Arachnos to exploit.

Silver Mantis has a brother named Nathan who appears in the Newspaper mission Kidnap Nathan.


Tamura Shirai is fascinated with the smooth, sleek feel of metal. Funding the augmentation of her body to pure metal was an expensive proposition, however, so she turned to crime. During one of her robberies, she encountered Black Scorpion, on a job for Lord Recluse. Tamura realized an opportunity when she saw it, and rather than fighting with Arachnos over the ill-gotten loot, formed an alliance that has lasted unto this day.


During the Expel Arachnos from the Circle base mission:

Before combat: Black Scorpion wants those shards found!
Combat start: How dare you to oppose me!

During the mission Help Scirocco stop Serafina:

Before combat: "Let's beat this Nemesis Army scum!"
Combat start: "Did you come to talk? That was stupid! I'm here to fight!"
At 75% life: "That's pretty good."
At 50% life: "Can't you hit any harder? My blood's barely pumping!"
At 25% life: "All the pain, all the anger! Now that's more like it!"
Upon defeat:
"Your Patron is weak..."
"But you were a lot of fun..."
Defeats a player: "Are you dead or something? What a disappointment!"

During the Capture Dr. Aeon mission:

Before combat: Scorpion is going to owe me a lot for babysitting this nerd.
Combat start: C'mon, heroes! I'll take you all at once!
At 75% Life: Mmmmm! You hurt me so good!
At 50% Life: The pain! The anger! Yes! You really know how to treat a girl!
At 25% Life: Oh yes! OH YES! This is a battle!
Defeated: That's it...
I'm spent
Take the code, you earned it.

After defeating a hero: Done already? I hoped you'd last... longer.

During the mission Spread the news in the Rogue Isles:

Silver Mantis: Why can't Marshal Brass take care of this?
Or Olivia? Or Dr. Aeon?
No, wait. Okay, not Aeon.
But why is it always me?

Silver Mantis: Oh! Well, hello there, prey!
Silver Mantis: You don't have to start slow on my account. I like it rough.
Silver Mantis: Yes! You're so... Forceful!
Silver Mantis: YES! YES! YES!
Silver Mantis: Ooooh... What a fighter...
See you again sometime.
Call me...

During the Visit the future you'll help create mission:

Before combat: Character! Over Here!
Once free: Come on. There is much you must discover.
If refound: Thank you again,Character. I fear the years have not been kind to me.

See Also

Strike Force

See Silver Mantis Strike Force