Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Thief

Group Membership: None; formerly Si-Fan

Affiliations: Cat (Shen Kuei), Death Hand (Simon Bretnor), Jade Claw (Suwan), Midnight Sun (M'Nai), Razor-Fist (Douglas Scott), Shadow-Stalker, Shockwave (Lancaster Sneed), Spider-Bandit, Black Jack Tarr, Tiger-Claw, Topaz (Cynthia Rossini), others;
formerly Fu Manchu, Si-Fan

Enemies: Domino (Neena Thurman), Fu Manchu, Rufus T. Hackstabber, Shang-Chi, Si-Fan, Quigley J. Warmflash

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile;
   formerly 1001 Nights Curio Shop, Casablanca, Morocco
   formerly New York City

First Appearance: Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4 (June, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Tiger-Claw is a skilled martial artist, and wears clawed gloves on his hands which have been dipped in a fast-acting poison.

(Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4 (fb)) - When Shang-Chi was only a child, Tiger-Claw came to Fu Manchu's fortress in Honan, and demanded that he be made a lodge master in the Si-Fan. Fu Manchu was not impressed by him, and sent three of his Si-Fan to fight him. In battle, Tiger-Claw slew all three with his poisoned claws. This impressed Fu Manchu, and he was made a lodge master as he requested.

(Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4) - Tiger-Claw left the Si-Fan when Fu Manchu and Fah Lo Suee split the organization in factions, and became determined to become a master criminal. He masterminded several robberies in the New York area, but Shang-Chi intervened, along with cab driver Rufus T. Hackstabber. He and Shang-Chi fought over the money Tiger-Claw had collected, but also had to face an army of Si-Fan warriors, sent by Fu Manchu. Tiger-Claw slew several of the assassins, and finally faced Shang-Chi in solo combat. Shang-Chi managed to avoid the poison of his claws, and turned an umbrella pole into a bo, using it to strike Tiger-Claw's gloves off of his hands. He then easily bested him in hand-to-hand combat.

(Master of Kung Fu I#52 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger-Claw set up the 1001 Nights Curio Shop and began purchasing hot antiques from the Blue Parrot, via Dinah Warmflash. Among these was an elephant believed to have been owned by by Fu Manchu, and containing the Elixir Vitae.

(Master of Kung Fu I#52) - Shang-Chi became involved when Warmflash brought in his cousin, Rufus T. Hackstabber. Tiger-Claw easily swatted Hackstabber down in a fight, but Shang-Chi again overpowered him, stripping him of his gloves once more. After his defeat, it was discovered that the elephant did not contain the Elixir Vitae after all.


(Domino III#5 (fb) - BTS) - Topaz (Cynthia Rossini) hired former enemies of Shang-Chi, including Cat, Death Hand, Jade Claw, Midnight Sun, Razor-Fist, Shadow-Stalker, Shockwave, Spider-Bandit, Black Jack Tarr, Tiger-Claw and others. They had orders not to kill Domino, but to hurt her by killing Shang-Chi.

(Domino III#5) - They all surrounded Shang-Chi and Domino at the Jett Club in Hong Kong where Shang-Chi had gone out for a dance with Domino.

   Domino aided Shang-Chi against Tiger-Claw and his allies. They soon charged all at Domino, but after Shang-Chi encouraged Domino to trust her mutant bad luck powers, she was approached by Midnight Sun and Tiger-Claw after her bad luck caused Shockwave and Shadow-Stalker to knock each other out. She stabbed Midnight Sun's hand and sprayed lemon juice in Tiger-Claw's eyes. Most of the other fighters took a step back when she walked past them with two drinks she made for herself and Shang-Chi.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Keith Pollard and Sal Trapani.

The elephant containing the Elixir Vitae had previously been found in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#3, unknown to Tiger-Claw.

Profile by Prime Eternal. Update by Markus Raymond (Domino).

Tiger-Claw should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Domino III#6, Domino's Notes (main)
Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4, p23 (original)
Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4, p25, pan6 (talon attack)

Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#4 (June, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), Keith Pollard (pencils), Sal Trapani (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Master of Kung Fu I#52 (May, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Keith Pollard (artist), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Domino III#5 (October, 2018) - Gail Simone (writer), David Baldeón (artist), Chris Robinson (editor)

First Posted: 08/11/2004
Last updated: 11/30/2021

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