- "My condolences detective Pezzini! I have made of you a widow and on your wedding day."
- – Simyon to Sara. [src]
Simyon Lebedev is a gangster appearing in Top Cow and Marvel crossover, Witchblade/Wolverine.
Early Life Edit
Simyon was a gangster who ran Odessa mafia up and down Pacific Coast. At some point, Kaylie's father became a federal witness against a gangster, Simyon. After finding out about this, Simyon kills her father, but Kaylie manages to escape this fate by hiding in Xavier's Institute.
Some time later, Kaylie tracked down Sara Pezzini and takes the Witchblade from her in order to kill Simyon. She also erases her's and Wolverine's memory, who comes looking for Kaylie. Kaylie then leaves them a suitcase full of money to create a better life for themselves. Unfortunately, Kaylie is possessed by the Witchblade causing her to become Simyon's bodyguard.
Simyon then tracks down Sara and Wolverine to a local casino in Las Vegas and attacks Wolverine who gets knocked out. He then orders Kaylie to force Sara to jump from a ledge and kill herself. As Sara gets on the ledge, she refuses to jump, forcing Lebedev to pull out his gun on her. Logan then recovers from the gunshot wounds and attacks the gangsters. The two take down most of Lebedev's men, but Logan is subdued by Kaylie. As she prepares to kill him, Sara covers him with her own body and then reclaims the Witchblade from her. Wolverine the proceeds to kill Lebedev