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|Mortimer "Silver" Neelson|
|Full Name||Mortimer Neeson|
|First Appearance||F-Zero X (1998)|
|Latest Appearance||F-Zero Climax (2004)|
Silver Neelson is an F-Zero pilot in the F-Zero series. He pilots the Night Thunder.
Mortimer "Silver" Neelson (also known as "Ironman Silver" or just plain "Silver Neelson") is a veteran F-Zero pilot who has proven to be an extremely dedicated contender of the sport, taking part in a plethora of races (promptly showing up for each and every one without fail) since he was in his early 20's. The only issue is that of all the Grand Prix races Mortimer participated in since his youth, he hasn't managed to win a single one despite all of his best efforts and dedication. Even though such amounts of failure would easily keep a weaker man at bay, Mortimer stayed strong and true backed by his deep love for this sport and even plans to continue racing well into his 100's. This often brings on ridicule and criticism from the other, younger racers that Silver is involved with on a daily basis, but he rarely lets it faze him, even when he's on a tangent about overdone, modern machines that every other pilot is driving these days in comparison with his reliable, old Night Thunder. This is what earned Silver all of the public respect and credibility that pushes him forward to this day: his vast knowledge of F-Zero racing, coming down to the very last detail. Unfortunately, this sport requires more than just hardcore book smarts, but a willing physical state to match, something that Mortimer greatly lacks in his old age.
Silver Neelson makes several cameos in the game alongside his machine the Night Thunder. He appears as one of the racers on the stage Mute City Serial Gaps, and also appears as a collectible trophy.
Silver Neelson returns once again in F-Zero U. Despite the fact that F-Zero U takes place 10 years after F-Zero GX, (making him 108 years old) Silver Neelson still appears to be relatively healthy and able to still race in the dangerous F-Zero races. His machine, the Night Thunder has been improved with a better grip in order to combat problems with the machine from GX. His great-grandson, Platinum Neelson makes his debut as a new pilot in this installment.