Joining the Masters
In the altered reality created by the second Genesis Wave, Silver approached Sonic about disturbances to time, only to be knocked out by the Copybot. Captured and delivered to Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily aboard the Wily Egg, he was transformed into Silver Man. Partnered with Blaze Woman, he was sent to retrieve the green Chaos Emerald, which was the last Emerald the doctors needed to complete the set. With this accomplished, he and the other Roboticized Masters were sent to attack and Mega Man's team in the Skull Egg Zone. When Proto Man broke off from the fight, Silver and four of his comrades-Blaze Woman, Shadow Man, Rose Woman, and Knuckles Man-were sent after him by Eggman. After the Chaotix members of the Masters were restored to normal, Silver Man and Blaze Woman were recalled to the Wily Egg as a precaution. (StH: #249, SU: #51, #52)
Silver Man and his partner were subsequently deployed against Sonic and Mega Man's team after the restoration of Shadow the Hedgehog. Silver Man ended up battling Mega Man and Rush, and managed to strike the robotic dog with his power. He was then attacked by Mega Man, and the pair fired their respective attacks, which met briefly before passing through each other. Mega Man was left temporarily immobilized, but his charged shot also restored Silver Man to his organic form. (MM: #26)
Silver Man possesses all of Silver's psychic abilities, and specializes in employing them as an energy blast known as the Psycho Burst.
- Silver Man's teamup with Blaze Woman is likely a nod to the partnership between Silver and Blaze in the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog video game.
Silver Man, as his name suggest, resembles a robotic version of Silver the Hedgehog with features reminiscent of Mega Man characters. His gloves have merged into his arms, giving him bulky cylindrical wrists that are white towards the hand and gold towards the rest of the arm. His boots have similarly become part of his legs, while his muzzle and ears have flattened and become a metallic faceplate and protrusions on the side of his head. His fur has become a series of metallic fins, notably a triple fin on his forehead, two long fins extending from the back of his head, and a jagged shape on his upper torso.