Real Name: Todd Arliss
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Terrorist-for-hire, former Olympic diver
Group Membership: Masters of Evil (Arcade, Armadillo, Batroc the Leaper, Bi-Beast, Black Talon, Brothers Grimm, Carrion, Coachwhip, Constrictor, Crossfire, Diablo, Firebrand (Dennison), Griffin, Ironclad, Killer Shrike, Lady Stilt-Man, Lascivious, Letha, Madame Masque, Madcap, Ox (of China Force), Pink Pearl, Princess Python, Ringer, Scarecrow, Squid, Taskmaster, Thunderball, Vector, Vengeance (Kowalski), Whiplash (Vanko), X-Ray, others);
formerly Hood's army (Blackout, Blood Brother, Brothers Grimm, Bulldozer, Chemistro, Corruptor, Crossfire, Dr. Demonicus, Griffin, Jonas Harrow, Living Laser, Madame Masque, Mandrill, Piledriver, Scarecrow, Shockwave, Thunderball, Wrecker, others);
formerly Deep Six (Attuma, Nagala, Orka, Piranha, Sea Urchin);
Deep Six (Andromeda, Tamara Rahn, Stingray, Sub-Mariner, Triton);
Lethal Legion (Absorbing Man, Grim Reaper, Grey Gargoyle, Mr. Hyde, Nekra, Wonder Man)
Masters of Evil (Beetle (Jenkins), Egghead, Moonstone (Sofen), Radioactive Man, Scorpion (Gargan), Shocker (Schultz), Whirlwind); Masters of Evil (Absorbing Man, Blackout (Daniels), Bulldozer, Fixer, Goliath (Josten), Grey Gargoyle, Mr. Hyde, Moonstone (Sofen), Piledriver, Screaming Mimi, Thunderball, Titania, Whirlwind, Wrecker, Yellowjacket (Demara), Helmut Zemo);
Masters of Evil (Aqueduct, Bison, Blackwing, Boomerang, Cardinal, Constrictor, Crimson Cowl (Hammer), Cyclone (Fresson), Dragonfly, Eel (Lavell), Flying Tiger, Icemaster, Joystick, Klaw, Lodestone, Man-Ape, Mandrill, Man-Killer, Quicksand, Scorcher, Shatterfist, Shockwave, Slyde, Sunstroke, Supercharger)
(Aaron Nicholson), Aragorn, Armadillo,
Avengers (Ares, Hawkeye/Bullseye, Iron Patriot/Norman Osborn, Ms.
Marvel/Karla Sofen, Sentry/Robert Reynolds, Spider-Man/Mac Gargan), Biohazard,
Blackout (Lilin), Black Talon (Barone), Blood Brother, Bob the Hydra
Agent, Bombshell, Boomerang, Bushmaster,
(Calvin Carr), Controller, Crossfire, Croupier, Crusader, Cutthroat, Death-Stalker, Doctor
Dorcas, Don Fortunato (see comments), Dragonfly, Dragon Man,
Egghead, Electro (Dillon), Frog-Man,
(Isaac Christians), Geist,
Gibbon, Grey Gargoyle, Griffin,
Grizzly, Headhunter, Hood,
(Brian Hibbs), John
King, Kingpin, Misty Knight,
Krago, Lady Stilt-Man,
Mad Thinker. Man-Ape, Man-Bull,
Sargasso, Mister Hyde, Mr.
Pain, Mole Man, Mongoose, Monster (Brady Breidl), Nekra, Neptune,
Nightshade, Nitro, Orka,
Human Killer Whale, Owl, Paladin, Punisher (Frank Castle), Puppet Master, Purple
Rhino, Roughouse, Sabretooth, Saru-San,
a Scrier, Shocker (Herman Schultz), Slyde, Southpaw, Sped Demon, Squid,
Tamara Rahn, Taskmaster, Terraformer,
Titania, Trapster, U-Foes (Vector, X-Ray), Vulture (Adrian Toomes),
Whirlwind (David Cannon), White
Rabbit, Wrecking Crew, Zun;
formerly Diane Arliss-Newell, Dara, Dorma, Fantastic Four (Ant-Man (Lang), Human Torch (Storm), Invisible Woman, Lyja, Thing), Fen, Llyra, Morel, Norman Osborn, Seth, Stingray, Sub-Mariner, Swarm, Trieste, Triton, Vashti, Yellowjacket (Pym)
Avengers (Ares, Captain
Marvel (Noh-Varr), Hawkeye (Bullseye), Ms. Marvel (Karla
Sofen), Spider-Man (Mac Gargan), Wolverine (Akihiro) )la
Black Widow (Romanoff), Annie Christopher, Citizen V (Riordan), Barnabus
Cross, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool, Defenders (Doctor Strange, Hellcat,
Norman Osborn, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie
Dice, Doctor Doom, Domino (Neena Thurman), Dorma, Faceless
Guardsmen (Vault guards), Hellcat, Daimon
Hellstrom, Hulk (Banner), Human Torch (Storm), Hydro-Men,
Ikthon, Jake, Duke, and Billy,
Edwin Jarvis, Dr.
Jennings, Joelle, Kraven the Hunter (Alyosha Kravinoff), Llyra, Llyron,
Mackenzie, Ms. Marvel (Danvers), Namorita, Nekhbet,
Nereid, NYPD (Lt.
among others), Norman Osborn, Betty Dean
Prentiss, Secret Avengers (Black Ant, Black Widow (Natasha Romanova),
Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Valkyrie (Brunnhilde), Venom (Flash Thompson)),
Seth, She-Hulk, Sister
Salvation, Skrulls, Socus,
Spider-Man (Parker), John Steele, Stingray, Sub-Mariner, Suma-Ket,
Vashti, Venom (Mac Gargan), Wolverine, Wundarr, Xlyym,
Avengers (Ares, Black Knight (Whitman), Black Widow, Captain America (Rogers), Captain Marvel (Rambeau), Crystal, Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Quicksilver, Sentry (Bob Reynolds), She-Hulk, Thor (Odinson), Thunderstrike, Tigra, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, Yellowjacket (Pym));
New Warriors (Microbe, Namorita, Night Thrasher, Nova (Rider), Speedball);
Thunderbolts (Atlas (Josten), Charcoal, Citizen V (Zemo), Hawkeye, MACH-I, Jolt, Meteorite (Sofen), Songbird, Techno);
formerly Doctor Dorcas, Krang, Orka, the Human Killer Whale, Tamara Rahn
Known Relatives: Mara and unborn child (wife and child, deceased), Diane Arliss-Newell (sister), Walter Newell (brother-in-law), Tommy Newell (nephew), Lisa Newell (niece)
Aliases: Arlys Tigershark
Place of Birth: Pasadena, California
First Appearance: Sub-Mariner I#5 (September, 1968)
Powers/Abilities: Before his transformation, Arliss was a powerful athlete and swimmer. He now breathes underwater, via gills, and has shark-like sharp teeth. Arliss has super-strength, and can lift upwards of 40 tons in water and less on land, though his power levels have fluctuated over the years. Arliss operates well underwater, possessing the sight and skills needed to do so. He can also breathe air and operate on land, though he needs a water-replenishing suit to survive, a weakness that many foes of his have exploited. Tiger Shark can swim at a maximum speed of sixty miles per hour. Tiger Shark has shown the ability to enter a hibernation state, slowing his heart rate, like sharks can. Arliss once used a jet-pack and energy-gun in battle. Arliss's powers have fluctuated over time, and he has needed at least one 'recharge' from Namor to maintain his powers. Recently, his physiology has began shifting from a more shark-like state to his human form. The source of these transformations is unknown.
Weight: 450 lbs
History: (Sub-Mariner I#5 (fb)) - Todd Arliss was acclaimed as the greatest swimmer of the decade and led America to Olympic victories. After the Olympics ended, Arliss signed up for over a half million dollars in exhibitions and endorsements, planning on finally making some money for his talent. On the boat ride back to the States, Arliss rescued a man overboard, seeking to make a name for himself for heroism. Though the man was saved, a wave washed Arliss into the ship's hull. Arliss's back was injured and he found himself no longer able to swim, a fact that devastated him. Arliss spent weeks and all his fortune visiting doctors and looking for a cure. He signed himself over to Doctor Dorcas, who promised Arliss results. Against Dorcas's reservations, Arliss brought his sister, Diane, with him to Dorcas's New York coast mansion to find a cure.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#13) - "Dorcas subjected Arliss to a great variety of experimental procedures involving high--frequency radiation therapy which restored Arliss' damaged nerve tissue and ligaments. Dorcas then placed Arliss within the Morphotron, an experimental device able to imprint upon a human being the genetic pattern of another creature, in this case a tiger shark."
(Sub-Mariner I#5) - Arliss approached Dorcas when he heard a commotion, and Dorcas informed Arliss that the experiment was almost ready to be completed. He carried a weakened Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who was being held captive in an Electroni-vest, into the Morphotron chamber despite Diane's protestations. He donned his pressurized suit and was strapped into the Morphotron, which was connected to Namor and a vat of captured sharks. Despite Arliss' cries of pain, Dorcas drained the powers of Namor and the sharks into Arliss, turning Arliss into a man/shark hybrid. Arliss, calling himself Tiger Shark, became enraged and cast Dorcas aside and destroyed some machinery. He then kicked a weakened Namor aside before realizing he couldn't breathe. Arliss jumped into the ocean, vowing to make it his new home. Arliss collided with a submarine, finding the Lady Dorma inside. Namor pursued Arliss into the water, but he buried Namor beneath the submarine and took Dorma captive.
(Sub-Mariner I#6) - Arliss coerced Dorma into taking him to Atlantis, where he planned to rule through force. Arliss rescued Dorma from a sea monster and the two of them arrived at Atlantis. Arliss battled his way through Atlantis' flanks, and he demanded their crown. Seth challenged Arliss to single combat, the winner being granted rule of Atlantis, and the ruling council, including Vashti, agreed. Seth was soon defeated and Arliss ruled Atlantis. Namor soon arrived, again at full strength, and Arliss attacked him. Arliss tried wielding Neptune's trident in battle unsuccessfully, then resorted to throwing fists and boulders. He was soon defeated and imprisoned, and Namor was given rule of Atlantis once again.
(Sub-Mariner I#7) - Arliss remained in an Atlantean jail while scientists tried to cure him. Namor spoke to Arliss through a viewscreen, asking where Diane lived. Arliss claimed he had no sister, threatened Namor, and smashed the viewscreen in his cell in a rage. Ikthon was able to procure the information with a hypnotic device, however.
(Sub-Mariner I#9) - Namor saw Arliss in prison, and Arliss again shouted threats out at him.
(Sub-Mariner I#15 (fb) - BTS) - When the Atlanteans fell under the thrall of the Serpent Crown during an absence of Namor's, Tiger Shark took the opportunity to escape from his cell.
(Sub-Mariner I#9) - Tiger Shark didn't leave Atlantis, wanting to remain until Namor returned so that he could see Namor's reaction to his now corrupted people. Arliss taunted Namor upon his return, and Namor soon freed his people. Tiger Shark was nowhere to be seen in Atlantis, having swam away.
(Sub-Mariner I#16 (fb)) - Arliss swam into the Sea of Sargasso and there was beset by a large quantity of seaweed that seemed to engulf him.
(Sub-Mariner I#16) - When Tiger Shark finally burst free from the seaweed, he went to rest on a sunken frigate and was shocked to find men living there. The Mist-Men of Sargasso, led by Nekhbet, approached Arliss and briefly confronted him. Nekhbet explained his origins to Arliss, then a Nazi member of the Mist-Men told Arliss of a sunken U-Boat with a weaponized virus they could use against the world. Arliss eagerly agreed to lead the Mist-Men (all but Nekhbet, who refused) out of the Sea of Sargasso. Arliss found the U-Boat, then went back to the ship and prepared to kill Nekhbet when Namor arrived and stopped him. Namor and Arliss battled for a time until Dorma and Walter Newell arrived. Arliss saw two of the Mist-Men take Dorma and Newell hostage, preparing to turn against Arliss, so he punched the Nazi aside and took Dorma for a hostage himself. Namor agreed to let Arliss and the Mist-Men depart the sea without interference in exchange for Dorma's life. They salvaged other ships and the U-boat and sailed out of the Sea of Sargasso. Arliss threatened to kill Dorma still, then was shocked to see that, outside the Sea of Sargasso, the Mist-Men had become old and weak even as the ships began breaking up in decay. Arliss battled Namor while one of the Mist-Men fired the virus, though it was stopped by Walter Newell. Arliss escaped in the confusion.
(Sub-Mariner I#24) - Tiger Shark came across Dorma and Vashti trapped in a cave and surrounded by killer whales. After Dorma agreed to marry him and give him the throne of Atlantis, Arliss defeated the killer whales and returned Vashti to Atlantis. Arliss marshaled the Atlantean forces to prepare for battle, though they were resistant to follow his lead and he had to remind them of Dorma's pledge. He discovered that Dorma believed Namor dead, and kissed her goodbye as he left for battle. When Orka led a fleet of killer whales against the city, Namor was strapped to one of the whales as a hostage and Arliss ordered them to fire on him anyway. Namor was seemingly slain, and Arliss focused on battling the whales. Soon, Namor attacked Krang, and Arliss attacked Namor, hoping to form an alliance with Krang. Orka mistook Arliss's attack on Namor as an attack on Krang and rushed to defend his master. As Arliss and Orka battled, they were both seemingly swallowed up and buried in a massive seaquake.
(Sub-Mariner I#44 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark began losing his powers to breathe underwater, and realized he would need to capture Namor in order to have his powers recharged. He formed an alliance under unknown circumstances with Gerard Lymondo. When Llyra contacted Arliss about an alliance, he agreed to meet her, realizing that she would have the machines that Dorcas had created and that, when Namor was captured, his powers could be restored.
(Sub-Mariner I#43) - Tiger Shark met up with Llyra, and the two formed an alliance to take down the Sub-Mariner.
(Sub-Mariner I#44) - Llyra informed Tiger Shark that the bioscope of their ship had tracked Namor. Lymondo wanted to kill Llyra, but Arliss knew Llyra still served their purpose and so refused. Llyra sent a magno-beam beneath the seas to awake the sea monster, Krago. While Namor and his ally, the Human Torch, battled Krago, Arliss tried to snag Namor in a tractor beam to bring him aboard their ship, but got the Torch instead, whom they spit back out into the ocean. The Torch's heat affected the ship's controls, and sent it plummeting when it was caught by a thrashing Krago. The ship crashed beneath the waves and sank to the ocean floor.
(Sub-Mariner I#45) - Llyra shone the Lemurian Crest over the Boston Harbor to draw Namor into a trap, not knowing that the Human Torch, Stingray, and Diane Arliss would also come to investigate. Donning a jetpack and an energy-gun, Tiger Shark fired on Namor while the hero was distracted by the Human Torch. Before Arliss could capture Namor, though, the Torch blasted Arliss's jetpack. Llyra soon captured Diane, though, and used a Mind Vortex to hypnotically pull information from Diane's mind. They learned the location of Namor's long-lost father, and decided to force Namor's hand by kidnapping Leonard Mackenzie. Arliss and Lymondo kidnapped Mackenzie, Diane was released, and Namor arrived on the ship to save his father.
(Sub-Mariner I#46) - When Namor refused to surrender, he began battling Tiger Shark until Llyra and Lymondo pushed Namor and Arliss into the sea to battle (not knowing that Arliss could no longer breathe water well). After pulling them back into the ship, Llyra used a machine to restore Namor's powers to Arliss (curing Arliss's breathing challenges). When Stingray burst through the wall, he and Arliss battled while the ship started sinking around them. Namor broke up the fight and tossed Arliss to the side. After Mackenzie stopped Llyra from firing a gun at Namor, Arliss tossed a pipe at Mackenzie and hit him in the head, a blow that killed the man. Arliss and Llyra fled, escaping while Namor grieved.
(Incredible Hulk I#160 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark went on the run, figuring that Namor was after him for revenge. He eventually ended up at Niagara Falls.
(Incredible Hulk I#160) - When the Hulk leaped over Niagara Falls, Tiger Shark assumed the hero was there to get revenge for Namor. Arliss attacked the Hulk and, after a brief underwater battle, the Hulk knocked rocks toward Arliss and sped for the surface. Arliss leaped out at the Hulk again, but the Hulk caught him and smashed him into a rock, discarding him into the water and leaping away.
(Marvel Team-Up I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking revenge on Namor, Tiger Shark again allied with Dorcas, who designed him a special water-suit to help him operate better on land. Dorcas, in an undersea lab, developed some Men-Fish that he wanted Namor to power-up (like he had with Arliss), so Dorcas hired some men with Arliss to lure Namor into a trap.
(Marvel Team-Up I#14) - Tiger Shark barely escaped the pursuing Namor and Spider-Man, and rushed back to Dorcas's base. There, Dorcas showed him the Men-Fish, then they set up decoys of themselves. When the two heroes attacked the decoys, they were poisoned and knocked unconscious. After the heroes escaped, Namor, still angry over the death of his father, savagely attacked Arliss. He ripped Arliss's suit, draining the water out, and Arliss was defeated. Arliss was believed dead when the base later exploded.
(Super-Villain Team-Up I#1 (fb)) - Tiger Shark again allied with Dorcas, and the two of them helped Attuma take over Hydro-Base, home of the Hydro-Men, with an ionic ray and Octo-Meks. Attuma's soldiers, including Kor-Konn and Saru-San, kept the island secure. Only Dr. Jennings escaped.
(Super-Villain Team-Up I#1) - When Namor arrived on the base and found Jennings, Tiger Shark hit Namor, and Dorcas and Attuma revealed themselves. Namor savagely attacked Arliss and Attuma and traded blows with them beneath the waves inconclusively until Dorcas vanquished Namor with an electric blast.
(Super-Villain Team-Up I#2) - After bringing Namor to shore, Tiger Shark noticed a mechanical fish and destroyed it, not knowing that it was a camera planted by Doctor Doom. Namor was placed in a Dorcas-designed room to keep Namor dehydrated and weak. When Doom arrived on the island, the villains considered making him an ally. Doom soon attacked, with Betty Dean Prentiss (one of the Hydro-Men and an old flame of Namor's) at his side. Doom knocked Arliss and Attuma aside with a blast, and Dorcas accidentally killed Betty Dean with a blast meant for Namor.
(Super-Villain Team-Up I#3) - When an enraged Namor moved to kill Dorcas, Tiger Shark and Attuma did their best to hold Namor back. Doom zapped the villains aside, though, and retreated with Namor. Later, Arliss and Dorcas searched for the missing Dr. Jennings when Doom attacked anew in an airship. Doom drained Arliss's powers with a painful electronic harpoon, then destroyed all of the island's Octo-Meks. Attuma joined them, then Namor caught all three villains in a Doom-designed energy shell, effectively defeating them. Namor released them, though, seeking to defeat the villains in hand-to-hand combat. When Namor threw Arliss's body aside, it struck an Octo-Mek that then fell and crushed Dorcas, killing him. The Hydro-Men agreed to cage Arliss.
(Ms. Marvel I#15) - Tiger Shark tricked one of the Hydro-Men into thinking he'd escaped by holding himself on the ceiling of his cell. When the jailer came in to investigate, Arliss easily escaped. He demanded Namor's whereabouts from another of the Hydro-Men, who stated that Namorita hadn't left that information. Tossing the man through a window, Arliss decided to set a trap for Namor by kidnapping Namorita, and looked up her surface address in the Hydrobase computer. Arliss burst through a dock in New York City, knocking Jake, Duke, and Billy, three fishermen, aside. Arliss found Namorita's apartment and kidnapped her, knocking Annie Christopher and Wundarr aside. Retreating back to the ocean with Namorita's unconscious form, Arliss was attacked by Ms. Marvel, who quickly punched him into a street sign. After they traded blows for a time, a police car crashed into Arliss, barely phasing him. He hefted the car and hit Ms. Marvel with it, then threw it at her completely. Since she hadn't tried to get away, Arliss grabbed Namorita's form and took the chance to run for it back to the ocean.
(Ms. Marvel I#16) - Ms. Marvel pursued Tiger Shark beneath the waves to where he held Namorita captive aboard a sunken World War II ship. Arliss battled the heroine until Namorita used her chain to hold him back. He knocked Namorita aside and pursued Ms. Marvel through the area around his ship. When he threw a torpedo at her, it exploded and she ended up in combat with a large squid. After she gave off some bright flares, the creature released its ink into the water and she knocked it aside with a punch. They traded blows for a time until Ms. Marvel was able to cut off Arliss's oxygen, defeating him. Namorita stated that the Atlanteans would take care of Arliss.
(Avengers I#222) - Egghead freed Tiger Shark from his Atlantean prison with a bomb, and recruited Arliss into his new Masters of Evil group. Arliss was sent to Ryker's Island to free Whirlwind, Scorpion, and Moonstone. He burst through the wall, inciting a prison riot, and called out to Whirlwind and Scorpion. The three of them then went to the women's wing and freed Moonstone. While waiting for Egghead to arrive, Arliss fought with Whirlwind. Egghead gave them their first assignment, and put Moonstone in charge. When Whirlwind made a mistake, the rest of the group had to battle the Avengers prematurely. Arliss swatted the Wasp from the air, then was knocked aside by Thor's hammer. Arliss tossed a car at Thor and was soon defeated by She-Hulk. The entire villainous group was arrested.
(Avengers I#228 (fb) - BTS) - After Egghead liberated the team again and recruited the Shocker, they were sent to retrieve a canister of isotopes. Tiger Shark and Shocker got into an argument during the mission.
(Avengers I#228) - While Egghead was recruiting Radioactive Man, Tiger Shark and Shocker burst through the wall in a fight. After Beetle and Moonstone broke them up, Arliss wondered who Radioactive Man was, using a racial slur. He stammered an apology when he saw Radioactive Man's powers. Later, the Masters of Evil stormed the trial of Hank Pym (Yellowjacket) to kidnap him. In a battle with the Avengers, Arliss quickly broke through one of Hawkeye's net arrows, then swatted the Wasp from the air. The team soon retreated, taking Pym and leaving Shocker behind, making it look as though Pym had staged his own kidnapping. Arliss held Pym back while Egghead explained that Pym had no choice but to be their ally now.
(Avengers I#229) - The Masters looked on while Pym worked in his lab. Pym surprised them with quick results for a longevity machine, and Tiger Shark suggested they make Pym try it on himself first. This having been what Pym expected, he activated the machine and surrounded himself with an electric forcefield that he quickly defeated the team with. Arliss was shocked when he tried to tear through the field, and was knocked unconscious when the Radioactive Man's heavy form was launched on top of him. Egghead was soon killed in battle.
(Avengers I#230) - The Avengers wrapped up their cleanup mission of the Masters' headquarters and Tiger Shark was returned to prison.
(Code of Honor#3) - Tiger Shark worked together with Juggernaut and Scorpion when many heroes had disappeared (during the first Secret Wars).
(Avengers I#273) - Tiger Shark was recruited alongside over a dozen criminals to join Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil. He gave an impassioned speech to the criminals in an attempt to unite them into a powerful fighting force for evil as the Avengers were for good. The Masters stormed Avengers Mansion and took it over, taking Jarvis captive.
(Avengers I#274) - Tiger Shark, with the other Masters, ridiculed the newly captured Black Knight. Later, when Hercules came bursting through the wall, Arliss was the first villain to confront him. Arliss, who'd been hoping to get revenge on Namor, took his revenge out on Hercules. Arliss was being defeated until Mister Hyde, the Wrecking Crew, and Goliath joined him and the villains beat Hercules until he was seemingly dead. Arliss also helped apprehend Captain America.
(West Coast Avengers II#16 (fb) - BTS) - Zemo sent Tiger Shark and Whirlwind to California to apprehend a psycho-circuit. Arliss agreed to meet Whirlwind on the docks, where Whirlwind would create a diversion while Arliss stole the device.
(Avengers I#275 - BTS) - Tiger Shark left Avengers Mansion and stole a taxi cab to escape.
(West Coast Avengers II#16) - When Whirlwind didn't show up at the docks, Tiger Shark went swimming away. Hellcat, who'd been sailing with Daimon Hellstrom, Hank Pym, and Tigra, snatched Arliss from the water with her claws, and was knocked aside by Arliss as he jumped aboard their boat. Arliss punched through their mast. He lifted the two cat-women to either side, threatening them, and was shocked when they raked their claws through his suit, releasing all the water it stored to keep him alive on land. Hellcat bound Arliss's legs with her claw-cable while Tigra held Arliss's arms back, keeping him from moving. Soon a police boat arrived.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#53/3 (fb) ) - The heroes brought the tied up Tiger Shark to the next pier where Hellcat and Tigra carried him off their boat.
(West Coast Avengers II#16) - The police arrested Arliss, who taunted Pym as he walked away.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#53/3 (fb) ) - Tiger Shark was imprisoned in the Vault.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#54/3 (fb)) - Longing to be free, Tiger Shark slowed down his metabolism as a shark would, making him appear unconscious and with a slowed heart rate. He figured the Vault would transfer him somewhere easier to escape from.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#53/3 (fb)) - When the doctors found Tiger Shark in his seemingly dead state, they found themselves unable to revive him. They flew him to Dr. Walter Newell (Stingray) for treatment.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#53/3) - On Newell's island, Tiger Shark was checked for cures for a time. When Newell moved to take a break, Arliss burst through his watery prison and knocked the attending Guardsman aside. He then took his sister Diane (now Newell's wife) hostage, threatening her if Newell (now dressed as Stingray) came any closer.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#54/3) - Threatening to hurt his sister, Tiger Shark was forced to release her when the Guardsman leaped on him from behind. He then battled with both the Guardsman and Stingray. Arliss took a hit from Stingray when Diane distracted him by trying to reawaken the human in him. Arliss battled Stingray for a time, finally defeating him. Arliss then took Diane and headed beneath the waves.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#55/3) - Tiger Shark took Diane to an undersea cave (that had formerly been a base of Dorcas') so that Diane could refill her air tanks. She tried to reawaken the human side of Arliss, and he threatened her in a fury. When Stingray found them, Arliss overcame his shock quickly and went to battle. They fought savagely until their battle caused a cave-in that Diane got caught in.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#56/3) - Tiger Shark laughed as Stingray frantically tried to save Diane. Arliss ignored Stingray's pleas for help and dove away in the water. After several minutes passed, Arliss changed his mind and returned to help Stingray dig through the cave-in, where they found Diane unconscious under some pillars. After freeing her, Arliss held up the cave wall so the other two could escape. They believed Arliss dead when the cave self-destructed soon after.
(Wolverine II#19 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark was hired by the Kingpin to kill a hero calling herself la Bandera that was fighting against the Kingpin's drug trade in Florida. Knowing that this was a part of the Acts of Vengeance, Arliss agreed. He pursued la Bandera from Florida to Tierra Verde (a small country in Central America).
(Wolverine II#19) - Tiger Shark battled la Bandera on the docks and knocked her to the side. He battled the locals that she rallied to her cause, and was hit with a blast from her staff and knocked into the water. He leaped through the dock to resume the battle, and was attacked by Wolverine, who slashed Arliss's costume releasing all the stored water. Arliss retreated into the ocean. Arliss made contact with Felix Caridad and Geist, the Kingpin's local agents, and moved to their plant awaiting la Bandera to spring the trap that Geist had set. Geist led Wolverine into the base first, though, and Arliss attacked the hero and drug him out to the ocean to do battle.
(Wolverine II#20) - Tiger Shark pushed Wolverine's claws into a coral reef and left the hero to die. He then returned to the surface to kill la Bandera. Arliss killed or knocked unconscious all the locals around la Bandera, cutting off her source of power, then moved in for the kill. La Bandera used an agile move to toss Arliss aside, then retreated into a misty room. Arliss leaped into the mist to attack la Bandera and was shocked to find Wolverine still alive. Wolverine sliced through Arliss's costume and cut into his chest, then tossed Arliss off the balcony. Arliss, weakened, crawled back to the water where his strength was renewed. When Arliss saw Wolverine and la Bandera escaping in a helicopter, he leaped from the waves and latched on the copter, seeking to draw it down to the waves. Arliss admitted that he hated heroes most because of the heroic act Todd Arliss had once committed that had led to him being paralyzed. Wolverine knocked Arliss back into the water, where he was attacked by a group of sharks brought there by Arliss's blood.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#77/4) - When Tiger Shark was swimming through the ocean, he was surprisingly attacked by Dr. Cross and Mr. Dice, who sought to capture him to dissect him in the name of cancer research. At first, Arliss feigned defeat and was able to surprise attack some of Cross's operatives, but they used searing heat to capture him. When Arliss reawakened, he discovered that he'd been rescued by Namor and angrily stated that he could have saved himself.
(Namor I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Under unknown circumstances, Tiger Shark met a nomadic group of Atlanteans and decided to peacefully settle down with them. He met and fell in love with Mara, one of the nomads, and the two married. Arliss considered this the start of a new life and he grew to hate his former violent lifestyle. He began going by the name Arlys Tigershark. Mara soon found out she was expecting a child. An Atlantean seeress promised them a boy.
(Namor I#34) - One of the nomads returned with news that a nearby colony had gone missing with not a soul to be found. Since Mara was near delivery, Tiger Shark decided to have the colony remain and take advantage of the abandoned kelp farms. He planned on investigating more the next day. That night Arliss was telling Mara how happy she had made him when the Faceless Ones burst in through the colony and slaughtered Mara and the unborn child before Arliss's eyes. Arliss went mad, his violent nature reawakened, and slaughtered all the Faceless Ones around him. Tamara Rahn approached, and stopped a Faceless One from killing Arliss. Arliss realized that all the enemies were dead, but so were all of the members of his colony. Tamara reported that many such colonies had suffered this fate, and Arliss agreed to accompany Tamara to Atlantis to stop this evil.
(Namor I#35) - Tiger Shark and Tamara approached Atlantis, and Arliss fought back when the guards moved to fight with him. Assuming that Arliss was attacking the city, Namor came out and the two of them engaged in an undersea brawl under Tamara broke them apart. They were joined by Dara, Vashti, and Morel. When 'Fen' approached (Artys-Gran posing as Namor's mother and ruler of Atlantis) with Seth, Arliss smelled the Faceless Ones on them and said so. 'Fen,' enraged, ordered that Arliss be put in prison.
(Namor I#36) - When 'Fen' ordered the Nereid to kill Tiger Shark, they approached him in his cell and bewitched him into seeing Mara. Tamara shook Arliss out of the trance, though, and he fought back against his attackers.
(Namor I#37) - Tiger Shark, with Tamara, Morel, and Namor went with Seth to find the Faceless Ones' lair. They found a cave-in blocking them and worked to move it out of their path. As they investigated the cavern inside, Arliss sensed a swarm of Faceless Ones approaching, and the group was soon overwhelmed. Arliss awoke to find himself, and the others, in chains. Suma-Ket, the master of the Faceless Ones, revealed himself with his underling, Socus. Suma-Ket battled Namor then moved to kill Tamara, but Namor intercepted the blow and was slain. Arliss cursed Namor for not being stronger. The villains left and Arliss's chains fell away when Neptune appeared in a godly vision. Neptune resurrected Namor and gave him a set of ancient armor, that worn by Kalen to defeat Suma-Ket millennia before.
(Namor I#38) - Tiger Shark and his allies rescued Vashti from the Nereid and Arliss moved to kill the women but was stopped by Namor. After hearing Suma-Ket's origins and gauging the threat to Atlantis, Arliss and Tamara were sent to Atlantis to protect it while Namor led his other allies on another quest. Arliss accused Namor of cowardice and the two battled briefly until Namor convinced Arliss that his only method of revenge for Mara's death was to go.
(Namor I#39) - When Tiger Shark and Tamara arrived at the city, 'Fen' was preparing to sacrifice a child before the Atlantean people to fulfill an ancient ritual. While she was distracted, Tamara snatched the baby away. 'Fen,' furious, tried to turn the citizens against Arliss and Tamara, and Dara held 'Fen' at knife-point, realizing she was evil. A spear thrown from an Atlantean guard slew Dara and, his blood spilled, the ritual was complete. Suma-Ket and the Faceless Ones swarmed around Atlantis.
(Namor I#40) - As Faceless Ones swarmed the city, Tiger Shark and Tamara were rejoined by Namor and his allies and the real Fen (in the decaying body of Artys-Gran). Suma-Ket was horrified when Seth slew Artys-Gran in Fen's form while Arliss continued to slaughter the attacking Faceless Ones. Vashti, Namor, and the others were able to defeat Suma-Ket and a final spear thrown from Socus slew Fen in Artys-Gran's form.
(Namor I#46 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark and Tamara became lovers and moved to the Sargasso Sea, where Arliss agreed to protect the People of the Mist (see comments).
(Namor I#46) - Remora, one of the People, intruded on Tiger Shark's dwelling to tell him of Triton battling some aliens nearby. Arliss and Tamara, with Remora, went to investigate and found Triton battling a member of Tamara's long-lost race (the Banari) named Trieste. Arliss broke up their fight, then the group headed back to the cargo ship with Trieste and her ally, Zun. There, they met Xlyym, heard the alien's origins, and watched as a mind-controlling Skulldigger (like the one Trieste wore) was placed on Triton. Triton was sent out to battle the approaching Namor, and Trieste led her forces against Namor as well when she learned that Namor was an Atlantean, and the Atlanteans had been responsible for the deaths of the male Banari.
(Namor I#47) - Tiger Shark and Tamara watched the battle with Xlyym from the ship. When Namor released Triton from the Skulldigger without killing Triton, Tamara felt that she could do the same for her sisterhood. Arliss attacked Xlyym while Tamara moved to release Trieste. Xlyym wrapped his tentacles around Arliss, but Arliss bit through and tore off one of the appendages, swimming away with it. Arliss gave the appendage to Remora to eat. Arliss shoved Namor aside to comfort Tamara after Tamara's efforts to free Trieste killed Trieste instead. Tiger Shark, Tamara, Remora, and Zun followed Namor back to Aquaria, a new base being built undersea to support both surface and undersea life. Arliss was shocked to see Diane through a porthole, and Tamara grew briefly jealous (thinking Diane a competitor for her affections) before being reminded of her grief. Arliss, Tamara, and Triton went on a revenge mission to the Equator and found a destroyed rain forest, more of Xlyym's handiwork. When Tamara, attempting to find the rest of her sisterhood, got sucked beneath a quicksand-like area underwater, Tiger Shark and Triton followed her, getting pulled down by tentacles.
(Fantastic Four I#385) - An investigating team of Fantastic Four allies (Human Torch, Lyja, and Ant-Man) rescued Tiger Shark and Triton from the tentacles. Arliss, assuming the Fantastic Four were more attackers, attacked Lyja, who mutated into a giant squid and held Arliss until he'd calmed down. Aboard the ship, Arliss was ready to despair over Tamara's death, but Lyja and Ant-Man determined that she was still alive and being controlled by the tentacles. Lyja invented a spray that would keep them free from mind-control and the group willingly surrendered to the tentacles and were pulled into a pocket dimension. Tamara was there, being held by the tentacles, and Arliss helped destroy all the tentacles he could find. Once Tamara was freed, Arliss knocked her unconscious and then fled with her form back to the ship, leaving his allies to their own fate. They soon escaped as well.
(Namor I#48) - Ant-Man flew Tiger Shark and Tamara to the other hemisphere to find Tamara's sisters and to help Namor. Tamara realized that if the heroes destroyed the Earth-thruster, it would kill all the sisters by destroying their Skulldiggers, but that if the machine wasn't destroyed it would flood the surface. While Arliss cared for Tamara, he realized that either result wouldn't affect him. They boarded a ship with Walter Newell, Invisible Woman, and the Thing, and watched Namor battle the Banari through a viewscreen. Tamara guided Invisible Woman via a comm-link to help Namor. When the heroine was unconscious, Namor brought her toward the ship but left Arliss to rescue her. Zun, in an attempt to protect the Banari, threw a bomb in the trench and killed himself and the Banari women accidentally. Arliss comforted Tamara, and pointed out her tears.
(Fantastic Four I#386) - When the Fantastic Four's ship got stuck, Namor volunteered himself and Tiger Shark to push it free. Arliss refused until Tamara asked him. Namor confessed that he owed Arliss a debt, and Arliss told Namor to remember that the next time Arliss attacked Atlantis. Tamara overheard a transmission that led them to Xlyym, who was planning to create a tidal wave to devastate Earth. Tiger Shark watched as the Invisible Woman fired a missile at Xlyym's ship, then was unhappy when Tamara asked him to stay aboard while others investigated. After they brought Xlyym back alive, Tamara executed Xlyym for his crimes against her race, to the horror of the heroes around them. Arliss and Tamara parted ways with the heroes after this.
(Namor I#54) - Remora interrupted Tiger Shark and Tamara's meal to report seeing Llyra and Llyron moving toward Atlantis, and Arliss agreed to investigate.
(Namor I#55) - Tiger Shark and Tamara had Remora wait a distance away when they moved toward Atlantis, and they were quickly attacked by the Atlantean military. Llyron (a green, partial clone of Namor with Llyra's mind) attacked Arliss while Llyra battled Tamara. Arliss and Tamara were hurt badly and defeated, then strung upon a fence outside the city. Remora got Namor to help, and Namor took Arliss and Rahn back to Aquaria for medical help.
(Namor I#56) - Tiger Shark and Tamara received medical attention for their severe wounds back at Aquaria/Hydropolis while Triton, Namor, and Carrie Alexander looked on.
(Namor I#58) - Tiger Shark and Tamara, because they owed Namor for saving them, joined Stingray, Andromeda, and Triton as a short-lived team Deep Six to rescue Namor from the Avengers. Once they tracked down the Avengers, Arliss fought with Thunderstrike, ripping his air-mask off, until Crystal broke them apart with a whirlpool. After Arliss resumed his attack, he bit Thunderstrike, and Namor grew furious and kicked Arliss away. A furious Arliss abandoned the battle, Tamara following him.
(Thunderbolts I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Under unknown circumstances, Tiger Shark mutated into a more beast-like shark version (and left Tamara). After time, he gained more of his human-side back, though he still maintained a more shark-like appearance. He joined up with the Crimson Cowl (Justine Hammer)'s new Masters of Evil team.
(Thunderbolts I#25 (fb)) - Crimson Cowl recruited 19 other Masters of Evil, and put together a plot to use a weather machine to take over the world.
(Thunderbolts I#33 (fb)) - The Masters moved into Mt. Charteris in Burton Canyon, Colorado.
(Thunderbolts I#3) - The Masters of Evil (Tiger Shark's squad included Klaw, Man-Killer, Flying Tiger, and Cyclone) were hired by the mob to raid a mob warehouse, but they were opposed by the Black Widow. She held them off until the Thunderbolts arrived, then the Crimson Cowl teleported the Masters away, seeing no need for further battle. Later, hired by the Arms Merchant, the Masters acted as bodyguards until the Thunderbolts attacked again. Tiger Shark battled Meteorite, savagely threatening her, and briefly turned on Atlas until the Cowl teleported them away again.
(Thunderbolts I#18) - After Cyclone lured the Thunderbolts into a trap, the Masters quickly defeated them. Tiger Shark fought Moonstone again, and tossed her into Atlas, knocking both would-be heroes unconscious. The Crimson Cowl offered the Thunderbolts' members benefits for joining up with the Masters of Evil, then the Masters departed, giving the Thunderbolts time to think over the offer.
(Thunderbolts I#19) - The Masters interrupted the Thunderbolts' battle with Charcoal in Burton Canyon, Colorado. They let the Thunderbolts know that while they were thinking it over, they weren't allowed to act as heroes. Man-Killer accidentally gave information about their next planned heist, robbing a money mint.
(Thunderbolts I#20) - The Thunderbolts attacked the Masters at the mint (thereby rejecting the choice to join the Masters), and Jolt shorted out Crimson Cowl's teleportation device, forcing the Masters into battle. Tiger Shark once again battled Moonstone until Klaw defeated all the heroes with a sound-blast. Later, the Masters prepared to kill the Thunderbolts until Hawkeye (disguised as Dreadknight) saved them. The Crimson Cowl ordered Klaw to help the Masters flee in a sound bubble.
(Thunderbolts I#24) - The Masters attacked the small town of Robinette, Nebraska, engaging in mass destruction, hoping to lure the Thunderbolts into a trap. The Thunderbolts (now joined by Hawkeye and Charcoal) battled the Masters briefly, but the Cowl teleported the villains out while activating her weather machine, hoping it would kill the heroes. Back at Mt. Charteris, all 25 Masters of Evil prepared to implement the weather machine plan.
(Thunderbolts I#25) - The Thunderbolts infiltrated the Masters of Evil and defeated the team using concentrated team work. Tiger Shark was punched out by Charcoal. The Masters' plans were soon defeated.
(Defenders II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Attuma, who was currently ruling Atlantis, gathered five other villains into a short-lived team called Deep Six in order to defend Atlantis from the Sub-Mariner and his allies, the Defenders. Tiger Shark was back to his more humanoid form, under unrevealed circumstances.
(Defenders II#7) - The two teams battled briefly, Tiger Shark battling the Valkyrie, until the Defenders' curse pulled them away from the battle unexpectedly.
(Defenders II#11) - The Defenders attacked again, and the Silver Surfer quickly knocked Tiger Shark aside with a blast. Arliss tried to slash at the Surfer's skin, but was blasted aside once again, this time for good. The Defenders soon retook Atlantis.
(Alias#26 - BTS) - Tiger Shark was one of many super-villains placed in the Raft, the maximum maximum security prison.
(She-Hulk I#5) - Now incarcerated at the Big House, a prison where the inmates were kept at miniature size, Tiger Shark (back in his mutated shark form) participated in a mass breakout orchestrated by the Mad Thinker. The villains reduced themselves to microscopic size and hid on the back of She-Hulk's hand.
(She-Hulk I#6) - Now at Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, and Holliway, Tiger Shark complained when She-Hulk scratched her hand, sending several villains flying. When Yellowjacket moved to restore Southpaw to normal size, he increased the size of the villains on She-Hulk's hand to their miniature state. The villains scattered, seeking ways to escape. Tiger Shark leaped at the She-Hulk, who batted him into a fish tank. He began to emerge, bragging how the water had restored his strength, when She-Hulk dropped Electro into the water, sending a shock through the tank that knocked Arliss out.
(New Avengers#1-4) - Tiger Shark (again back in his human form), back at the Raft, escaped alongside dozens of other criminals when Electro shorted the prison's electricity out.
(New Warriors III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark was chained to Armadillo by Adamantium, so the villains had no choice but to remain together. Armadillo suggested they go to Fairbury, Illinois to avoid superheroes. The two moved into a house and were required to do everything together, including sleep and shower. Arliss hated being trapped there.
(New Warriors III#1) - The New Warriors, as part of their new reality show, went to Fairbury to apprehend the villains. Speedball posed as a pizza delivery man and identified the chained villains. Speedball threw a slice of pizza into Tiger Shark's face and Arliss punched Speedball away. He battled Nova and Namorita, even using the chain to bind them, but they were lifted into the air and dropped. Armadillo, unconscious, rolled into a ball and Tiger Shark's suit was leaking water. Arliss used the Armadillo ball on the chain to hit the heroes out of his way, and briefly exchanged words with Microbe, until the heroes teamed up and knocked him out.
(Underworld#4-5) - Tiger Shark was part of the army of super-villains sent by the Owl's agent, Mr. Pain, to take down Underworld.
(Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America#2) - Tiger Shark obtained the "Horn of Gabriel" and used it to summon up a horde of sea monsters, but he was opposed by the Avengers, and beaten unconscious by Ms. Marvel. He was taken into custody by the Sub-Mariner and brought to Atlantis for punishment.
(New Avengers#35) - Alongside several villains, Tiger Shark attended a meeting organized by the Hood, took a 20,000 cash payment, and agreed to join the Hood's organized gang, with another head being John King. The Hood beat up Tigra to prove his power, and the villains, while celebrating, watched a video of this.
(Punisher War Journal II#13 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark was captured by Kraven the Hunter (Alyosha Kravinoff), who sought to build a zoo full of super-powered animal-themed villains.
(Punisher War Journal II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark was kept with Rhino, Bushmaster, Mandrill, Kangaroo (Brian Hibbs), Aragorn, Vulture (Adrian Toomes), Mongoose, Man-Bull, Dragon Man, Frog-Man, Swarm, and Grizzly. The animal-themed villains were kept in cages aboard a ship with bombs around their necks to keep them from escaping. Kraven was a cruel keeper, feeding them only occasionally.
(Punisher War Journal II#13) - Tiger Shark was kept in an all-water cage with a shock collar on.
(Punisher War Journal II#14) - Kraven killed Aragorn and fed the horse to the prisoners, who refused to eat. Later, Kraven used his skills and potions to drive all the captives into bestial rages. He set them loose on his sinking ship to attack the Punisher (Frank Castle). Tiger Shark approached Punisher first.
(Punisher War Journal II#15) - Enraged, Tiger Shark attacked Punisher and ripped him free of his chains. Punisher managed to get a chain around Tiger Shark's neck and cut off his circulation, leaving him unconscious.
(Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness#1 (fb) - BTS) - Tiger Shark teamed with Boomerang, Mr. Hyde, and Whirlwind and they decided to exploit the riches of Norman Osborn, the former Green Goblin who was now leading the government-sanctioned Thunderbolts team. They utilized technology that would temporarily suspend the nannites controlling the blood of Thunderbolt Venom, then bio-manipulated the captured Biohazard, releasing him on New York so that Venom would be led to them.
(Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness#1) - Whirlwind convinced Venom to come to them and they tried to manipulate the villain into bringing them Osborn, which Venom soon did. Osborn shocked them by attacking with pre-made bombs, easily defeating the villains while Venom choked Tiger Shark into unconsciousness with his symbiotic costume. Osborn let the villains live, but told them they all worked for him now.
(Ms. Marvel II#30) - Tiger Shark, imprisoned at the Raft, was among the inmates attacked by a massive Skrull. As Tiger Shark yelled for help, ready to be killed, Ms. Marvel rushed in and attacked the Skrull. Tiger Shark was soon rearrested.
(Dark Reign Files) - Quasimodo researched Tiger Shark for Norman Osborn.
(Deadpool IV#5) - Tiger Shark attacked Deadpool, surprising him.
(Deadpool IV#7 (fb) - BTS) - Osborn also sent Bob, agent of Hydra, after Deadpool.
(Deadpool IV#6) - While swimming in the shark tank at an aquarium, Arliss got another call from Osborn, who informed him that Deadpool was still alive. Osborn offered to double Arliss' price, or to kill him if he failed. After throwing an annoying employee to the sharks, Arliss grabbed a machete to take Deadpool's head. He attacked Deadpool in the city at a medical station, but Deadpool quickly got the upper hand in their fight before the police intervened. Deadpool was briefly killed by the police, so Tiger Shark took his body to the docks and attacked anew, but Bob, the Hydra agent, intervened, leading the battle into the water.
(Deadpool IV#7) - Arliss showed up at a hotel and forced his way into the room, where he saw Bob waiting. Bob claimed he'd killed Deadpool in the bathroom and Arliss rushed there, after ensuring Bob they would not be splitting the take. Tiger Shark rushed the bathroom, where Deadpool surprised him with a loaded rifle. Tiger Shark fought off both Deadpool and Bob for a bit, but Daredevil soon shot Tiger Shark through the chest and left him behind.
(Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#1 (fb)) - Arliss tried blackmailing Osborn for more money over the Deadpool assignment, threatening to expose Osborn's dealings to the public. Osborn brought in Hawkeye (Bullseye) and Spider-Man (Venom) and, with Osborn dressed as the Iron Patriot, they beat Arliss up and tossed him out the window of Avengers Tower and left him to crash to the ground. Grim Reaper brought in Arliss, Mr. Hyde, Nekra, Absorbing Man, and Grey Gargoyle to form a new Lethal Legion in a plot against Osborn. They were soon joined by their final member, Wonder Man.
(Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#2 (fb)) - Absorbing Man briefly quit the team in protest over Wonder Man's joining, but returned in time for them to attack the Avengers (Ares, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Wolverine) and capture Norman Osborn.
(New Avengers#55) - When the Hood went missing with Madame Masque and John King, the other members of his gang argued over who would take a leadership role. A seemingly human Living Laser invited the Wrecking Crew to get out on their own. Jonas Harrow soon announced his plans to use a power inhibitor against the Avengers. Members of the Hood's gang included: Piledriver, Thunderball, Bulldozer, Wrecker, Griffin, Tiger Shark, Brothers Grimm, Living Laser, Blood Brother, Blackout, Corruptor, Crossfire, Mandrill, Dr. Demonicus, Shockwave, Scarecrow, Chemistro, and others.
(New Avengers I#57) - Tiger Shark watched Osborn agree to Harrow's terms. The power dampener switched off, allowing the New Avengers to escape via a Quinjet that blasted the assembled army of villains.
(Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#3 (fb)) - Already at odds with the Grim Reaper due to his relationship with Nekra, Hyde made the Reaper more furious when he knocked out Wonder Man and assaulted the captive Osborn. While he and Grim Reaper battled, Nekra freed Osborn in an attempt to keep him safe. Wonder Man soon joined Grim Reaper in battling Hyde. Tiger Shark and Absorbing Man stopped stopped Nekra from intervening in the battle, and they all agreed that Hyde had it coming to him, but they grew frightened when Osborn escaped. He soon returned with the Dark Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Patriot, Ms. Marvel, Sentry, Wolverine), and the Lethal Legion were soon defeated and incarcerated.
(Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#1) - Tiger Shark, in the Raft, heard the news about Grim Reaper getting savagely attacked. As his lawyer, Mr. Livingston, tried to interview him, he had a panic attack and had to stick his head in the water to calm himself. Arliss credited Wonder Man for their failure as he explained what had happened.
(Hawkeye: Blindspot#1) – Absorbing Man, Grey Gargoyle, Mr. Hyde, and Tiger Shark reformed a new Lethal Legion. During a robbery, they were attacked by the Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Thor). During the ensuing fight, Hawkeye laughingly missed a shot at them.
(New Avengers I#56) - When the Hood's powers failed, his army revolted, under the leadership of Jonas Harrow, who used a device to cancel out the powers of the New Avengers (Ronin, Mockingbird, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage) and Osborn's Avengers (Iron Patriot, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ares, Sentry, Hawkeye), Members of the Hood's army gathered to make their demands, including Crossfire, Cutthroat, the Brothers Grimm, Mr. Hyde, Mandrill, Razor-Fist, Armadillo, Scarecrow, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Wrecker, Thunderball, Chemistro, and Dr. Demonicus.
(Herc#3) – During a mass breakout at the Vault, Tiger Shark, in a monstrous red form, escaped.
(Fear Itself: Homefront#2/4) – Tiger Shark robbed a bank, harming civilian Scott in the process, then had a massive fight with the authorities.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#1) – After conquering and destroying New Atlantis, Attuma, now called Nerkkod, went on destroying the ocean. His armies occupied the city and he left Tyrak, Tiger Shark (back in his more human form), and Aradnea behind as his generals. Tiger Shark felt useless as Nerkkod was so powerful, but Aradnea inspired him to be prepared for Namor’s attack.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#3 (fb) – BTS) – Aradnea was born and bred to be a conduit to the extradimensional demons, the Undying Ones. She formed spells that would allow her allies and the Atlanteans to be possessed by the demons.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#2) – Aradnea watched Namor with his allies, Loa, Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and She-Hulk (Lyra), magically. She prepared a reluctant Tiger Shark to hold up his end of the bargain.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#3 (fb) – BTS) – Tiger Shark received the Nameless One into his form. Thus possessed, he mutated again, sprouting a second head.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#2) – After the heroes fought off monsters possessed by the Undying Ones, who were possessing Atlanteans, the two-headed Tiger Shark attacked.
(Fear Itself: The Deep#3) – The heroes struggled to hold off the Undying Ones as Tiger Shark attacked She-Hulk, taunting her for not being the Hulk. He found her meditating and increasing her strength, and she soon was more than a match for him. Aradnea and the Undying Ones were soon vanquished.
(Villains for Hire I#1 (fb) – BTS) – Misty Knight hired Tiger Shark, Bombshell, Nightshade, and Crossfire to work for her, countering a group of Purple Man and Headhunter’s assassins.
(Villains for Hire I#1) – After Shocker, Avalanche, and the new female Death-Stalker, in the employ of Purple Man and Headhunter, stole an armored truck full of police evidence, Misty Knight sent her team in to stop them. Death-Stalker was briefly seemingly killed and Nightshade’s helicopter exploded (she was okay since she was an LMD). Tiger Shark retrieved the truck and returned it to Misty Knight, learning it had access to the Maggia’s offshore bank accounts.
(Villains for Hire I#2) – The two sides continued to battle. Purple Man hired Bushmaster and Monster while Misty Knight hired Lady Stilt-Man and Speed Demon. Bombshell, Crossfire, and Lady Stilt-Man battled Death-Stalker and Bushmaster, but Speed Demon escaped with the targeted Adamantium chips. At the Bar With No Name, Headhunter and Shocker (who briefly got in a bar fight) paid Tiger Shark and Bombshell to give them the intel they had, though they couldn’t identify Misty.
(Villains for Hire I#3) – Purple Man sent Tiger Shark, Shocker, Avalanche, Monster, Bombshell, Scourge, Death-Stalker, and Bushmaster to Misty’s headquarters, where Lady Stilt-Man, Crossfire, Speed Demon, and the new Man-Ape. During the massive fight, they convinced Lady Stilt-Man and Man-Ape to join Purple Man’s side; Crossfire was shot down, and Tiger Shark savagely ripped off Misty’s cybernetic arm. Purple Man and Headhunter revealed themselves just as they learned Puppet Master was behind Misty’s actions.
(Villains for Hire I#4) – Puppet Master briefly asserted control of the villains, but Purple Man and Headhunter countered them. The villains savagely battled, many escaping, and Tiger Shark chose to stay and fight, but Misty defeated him.
(Wolverine I#304) – Sabretooth, a new underworld leader in Asia, hosted a party of Wolverine’s villains, including Tiger Shark. Wolverine arrived and beat them up.
(X-Men III#38) - While at the Croupier's criminal casino, Tiger Shark was swiftly knocked out by Daredevil when he and Domino attacked.
(Secret Avengers I#29) - Tiger Shark joined the Masters of Evil alongside hundreds of members in Bagalia. They attacked John Steele on behalf of Max Fury; Steele later died.
(Secret Avengers I#30) - The Masters of Evil were taken over by the Abyss, who sought to spread them to the outside world.
(Secret Avengers I#31) - The Abyss-possessed villains moved to Bagalia's borders as the Secret Avengers tried to stop them.
(Secret Avengers I#32) - The Abyss was vanquished and the Avengers let the villains go free, having no authority in Bagalia.
(Gambit IV#8) - Tiger Shark was at a nightclub for villains.
(Gambit IV#9) - Tiger Shark was among the villains that fought Gambit and Joelle after they caused a scene.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Frank Giacoia.Tiger Shark had entries in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, the New Avengers: Most Wanted Files and the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update#1 books. Arliss also has an entry in Vashti's journal in Namor I#36. The People of the Mist in the Sargasso Sea, of which Remora is one, were never seen. They likely have connections to the Mist-Men of Sargasso Sea seen in Sub-Mariner I#16.
So...anyone out there have an explanation for the how and why of Tiger Shark going back and forth between his human form and mutated form in his most recent appearances? Y'know, besides the writers and artists not giving a $#!+ about continuity?
Tiger Shark is seen on the cover of Avengers: The Initiative#1.
the time Thunderbolts I#3 was published Don Fortunato was on the rise
in the New Yorker underworld and he worked together with Hydra, like
Black Widow surmised. The Arms Merchant's deal was probably with him.
Tiger Shark appears as part of Hood's army in New Avengers#55. Given his recent activity as an enemy of Osborn in Deadpool and Lethal Legion, I would surmise that this character could possibly be the Man-Fish, a new character who appeared in Dark Reign: The Hood.
In Hulk III#10-12, the Grandmaster and the Collector have a cosmic wager in which they recruit a team of Defenders (Hulk, Dr. Strange, Namor, Silver Surfer) and a team of Offenders (Tiger Shark, Rulk, Baron Mordo, Terrax) from various points in the pasts of alternate Earths. This alternate Tiger Shark, who has been enhanced with Adamantium teeth, savagely battled Namor in the dimension of the Mindless Ones before Dormammu intervened and then Rulk burned Tiger Shark alive.
Thanks to Per Degaton for pointing out the panel between panels flashback in Marvel Comics Presents I#53. Main image scan by MarvellousLuke.
Tiger Shark has no known connections to
Jake, Duke, and Billy
(Ms. Marvel I#15) - Jake, Duke, and
Billy were fishing on the Hudson River Pier when Jake got a big bite
that pulled him into the water. Duke and Billy went to
investigate, and were knocked aside when Tiger Shark burst through the
--Ms. Marvel I#15
(Namor I#34 (fb)) - Part of a nomadic Atlantean colony, Mara met and fell in love with Arlys Tigershark, the former villainous Tiger Shark. She helped him reject his violent nature and the two married. Mara soon became pregnant, and an Atlantean seeress promised her a boy-child.
(Namor I#34) - Arlys chose to ignore information about an evil that had terrorized a nearby colony. While Mara and Arlys talked that evening about their lives, the Faceless Ones attacked and Mara, with her child and the rest of the colony, were killed.
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Update#1, Tiger Shark profile (main image)
Sub-Mariner I#5, p9, pan3
Sub-Mariner I#5, p13, pan1
Sub-Mariner I#45, p8, pan1
West Coast Avengers II#16, p5, pan1
Namor I#35, p9, pan1
Namor I#47, p5, pan1
Thunderbolts I#20, cover
Deadpool III#7, p12, pan2
Herc#3 (red form)
Fear Itself: the Deep#3, p4, pan1 (two-headed)
Ms. Marvel I#15, p14, pan1 (Jake, Duke, and Billy)
Namor I#34, p13, pan2, (Mara)
Villains for Hire#3, cover (leaping)
I#5 (September, 1968) - Roy Thomas
(writer), John Buscema (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker), Stan Lee
Sub-Mariner I#6,7 (October, November, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Dan Adkins (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#9 (January, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Dan Adkins (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#15 (July, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#16 (August, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Joe Gaudioso (inker), and Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#24 (April, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#43 (November, 1971) - Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#44, 45 (December, 1971, January, 1972) - Gerry Conway (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner I#46 (February, 1972) - Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Incredible Hulk I#160 (February, 1983) - Steve Engelhart (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Sam Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#14 (October, 1973) - Len Wein (writer), Gil Kane (penciler), Wayne Howard (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Super-Villain Team-Up I#1 (August, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), George Evans (penciler), Frank Springer (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Super-Villain Team-Up I#2 (October, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Fred Kida (penciler/inker), Len Wein (editor)
Super-Villain Team-Up I#3 (December, 1975) - Jim Shooter (writer), George Evans (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#15 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Mooney & Tony DeZuniga (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#16 (April, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Mooney (penciler), F. Springer (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Avengers I#222 (August, 1982) - Steven Grant (writer), Greg LaRocque (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#228 (February, 1983) - Roger Stern (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#229-230 (March, April, 1983) - Roger Stern (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#273-275 (November, 1986 - January, 1987) - Roger Stern (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#16 (January, 1987) - Steve Engelhart (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#53/3-56/3 (July, August, 1990) - Len Wein (writer), Jim Fern (penciler), Mike DeCarlo (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Wolverine II#19-20 (Mid-December-January, 1990) - Archie Goodwin (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Klaus Johnson (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#77/4 (1991) - Robert Campanella (writer/inker), Grant Miehm (penciler), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#34-37 (January-April, 1993) - Bob Harras (writer), Jae Lee (penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#38 (May, 1993) - Bob Harras (writer), Jae Lee (penciler), Bill Sienkiewicz, Shawn McManus, Chris Ivy, Malcolm Jones, Jimmy Palmiotti (inkers), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#39 (June, 1993) - Bob Harras (writer), Jimmy Palmiotti & Howard Rourke (pencilers), Howard Rourke (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#40 (July, 1993) - Bob Harras (writer), Scott Kolins (penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#46, 47 (January, February, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Four I#385 (February, 1994) - Tom Defalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Namor I#48 (March, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Four I#386 (March, 1994) - Tom Defalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Namor I#54-56 (September-November, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Namor I#58 (January, 1995) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Code of Honor#3 (April, 1997) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Bob Wakelin, Derick Gross & Paul Lee (artists), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Thunderbolts I#3 (June, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Vince Russell (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#18,19 (September, October, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#20 (November, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Jon Holdredge (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#24 (March, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#25 (April, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Bob Wiacek & Al Vey (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#33 (December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#7, 11 (September, 2001, January, 2002) - Kurt Busiek & Erik Larson (writers), Erik Larson (penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Alias#26 (November, 2003) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Michael Gaydos (penciler/inker), Mark Bagley (penciler), Art Thibert (inker), Rick Mays (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk I#5 (September, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Tom Simmons & Don Hillsman (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk I#6 (October, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Roland Paris (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#1,2 (January, February, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#3 (March, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, & Victor Olazaba (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers#4 (April, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Warriors III#1 (August, 2005) - Zeb Wells (writer), Skottie Young (penciler/inker), Mackenzie Cadenhead (editor)
Underworld#4-5 (July-August, 2006) - Frank Tieri (writer), Staz Johnson (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America#2 (June, 2007) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Ed McGuinness (penciler), Dexter Vines (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
New Avengers#35 (December, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Punisher War Journal II#13 (January, 2008) - Matt Fraction (writer), Cory Walker (penciler/inker), Aubrey Sitterson (editor)
Punisher War Journal II#14-15 (February-March, 2008) - Matt Fraction (writer), Scott Wegener (penciler/inker), Aubrey Sitterson (editor)
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness#1 (July, 2008) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Ben Oliver (penciler/inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Ms. Marvel II#30 (October, 2008) - Brian Reed (writer), Adriana Melo (penciler), Mariah Benes (inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Dark Reign Files (February, 2009) - Michael Hoskin & various others (writer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Deadpool IV#5 (February, 2009) - Daniel Way (writer), Carlo Barberi (penciler), Juan Vlasco, Sandu Florea (inkers), Axel Alonso (editor)
Deadpool IV#6 (March, 2009) – Daniel Way (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Deadpool IV#7 (April, 2009) - Daniel Way (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco, Sandu Florea (inkers), Axel Alonso (editor)
Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#1-2 (August-September, 2009) - Frank Tieri (writer), Mateus Santolouco (penciler/inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
New Avengers#55 (September, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#56 (October, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: Lethal Legion#3 (November, 2009) - Frank Tieri (writer), Mateus Santolouco (penciler/inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
New Avengers I#57 (November, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Hawkeye: Blindspot#1 (April, 2011) – Jim McCann (writer), Paco Diaz (penciler/inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Herc#3 (July, 2011) – Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Neil Edwards (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Fear Itself: Homefront#2/4 (July, 2011) – Corinna Bechko (writer), Lelia Bonaccorso (penciler/inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Fear Itself: The Deep#1-2 (August-September, 2011) – Cullen Bunn (writer), Lee Garbett (penciler), David Meikis (inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Fear Itself: The Deep#3 (October, 2011) – Culllen Bunn (writer), Lee Garbett (penciler), David Meikis, John Lucas (inkers), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Villains for Hire I#1-4 (February-May, 2012) – Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Renato Arlem (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Wolverine I#304 (June, 2012) – Jason Aaron (writer), Steve Dillon, Ron Garney, Paul Pelletier, Dave Meikis, Mike Perkins, Jefte Palo, Daniel Acuna, Steven Sanders, Renato Guedes (artists), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men III#38 (2012) - Seth Peck (writer), Paul Azaceta (penciler/inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Secret Avengers I#29-32 (2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Gambit IV#8 (2013) - James Asmus (writer), Pascual Ferry, Clay Mann (pencilers/inkers), David Baldeon (penciler), Scott Hanna, Jordi Terragona (inkers), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Gambit IV#9 (2013) - James Asmus (writer), Clay Mann (penciler/inker), Seth Mann, Allen Martinez (inkers), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
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