A Native American of the Patch Tribe and a member of the Shaman Fight Selection Committee. He was born on September 16, 1971, and his blood type is B. He travels from the United States (The "Desert of the West" in the English anime) to Japan after being assigned to test Asakura Yoh. After some difficulty, Yoh lands a hit on Silva, passing the qualification test. Silva watches over Yoh after he defeats him in the qualification test, finding Yoh to have great potential and good will and must frequently refrain from directly interfering to aid Yoh. He often is seen as a street vendor, trying to sell traditional Native American crafts while in Japan. He spends the rest of his spare time watching soap operas. Silva has five familiars, who are luminous totems that have refined themselves for over 500 years: Silver Horn - an American Bison spirit that is attached to his right leg. By blowing out a blast of steam like how a normal bison would do out of his nose it increases Silva's kick power. Silver Rod - a snake spirit that is wrapped around his right arm, it is used to either bind opponents or to pierce them like a rod. Silver Shield - a turtle spirit that is attached to his left arm, when the opponent hits it reflects back the attack that may destroy his/her oversoul. Silver Tail - a coyote spirit attached to his left leg which enhances his running speed. Lastly Silver Wing - an eagle spirit that grant Silva a pair of wings and shoulder armor which not only allows him to fly but also the wings act like knives which allow him to cut through even the oversouls of his opponents. The five can combine to form a cannon used in the Totemic Soul Blast attack. The oversouls second combination is his " Flesh and blood" spear which takes on the form of combined organic animal parts, unlike his totem pole canon which looks completely mechanical. His plant is the glacier. In the sequel Shaman King: Flowers, Silva has a daughter whom he names after Anna.