Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate, born in China
Occupation: Mercenary, assassin, enforcer
Group Membership: Dragonfire, Dragon Fang
Affiliations: Bloodshed, Casino, Incoming, Kyle Saunders, Kwan Yun, Xheng Hark
Enemies: Pumpkin Cabal, Solution (Dropkick, Outrage, Shadowmage, Tech)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in East Asia, notably Hong Kong, Taiwan; briefly New York, USA
First Appearance: Solution#1 (September, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: A master of kung fu, Black Tiger was mutated to have enhanced strength, speed, durability and agility. He could generate shadowy energy shaped like a tiger's claw from his right hand that increased his reach and was used as a weapon to eviscerate opponents. He was a trusted and brutal enforcer for the Dragon Fang. He had three scars across his right eye.
(Solution#14 (fb)) - The boy who would become Black Tiger and his family were refugees from mainland China, ending up in the crime-ridden slums of Hong Kong. Recruited into turf wars, he spent his money on kung fu training, eventually becoming a brutal enforcer for the Dragon Fang crime cartel, who gave him bio-enhancements.
(Solution#6 (fb)) - Kyle Saunders used Bloodshed and Black Tiger to intimidate and force Lela Cho (later Tech of the Solution) to sign over her company, but she was able to escape.
(Solution#1) - In a warehouse, Xheng Hark of the Dragon Fang hired Incoming, Bloodshed and Black Tiger to stop the Solution from preventing a large shipment of drugs being distributed. The Solution attacked and the three mercenaries split up to tackle a separate member of the crime-fighting team; Black Tiger leapt up at Shadowmage, dodging her magical blasts until she was able to knock him out. The Solution decided to let them live, destroying only the cargo.
(Solution#14) - Black Tiger was sent to New York to investigate trouble in Dragon Fang drug operations and stood atop a building watching a van laden with heroin. A new crime gang, the Pumpkin Cabal, attacked and Black Tiger leapt down the five-story building, fighting and savagely killing each of his four opponents. Although ruining a scheduled sale, Black Tiger ordered that a new meeting be scheduled and the drugs taken to a safehouse. Black Tiger then ran across the rooftops, believing himself ready for the next confrontation with the Solution. Later, the head of the Dragon Fang brought Black Tiger together with Bloodshed and Incoming, and introduced them to their new team leader, Casino. Bloodshed and Black Tiger were both outraged that they would have to work under a woman.
(Solution#15) - Casino told them their team would be dubbed Dragonfire but Bloodshed denied her authority. She challenged one of them to unarmed combat and easily defeated Black Tiger. With no further resistance, she told the three assassins her plans to trap the Solution in Taiwan. However, the Solution arrived early and Dragonfire separated to attack the members of the Solution by stealth. Black Tiger came across Dropkick and readied for a fight.
(Solution#16) - Fighting each other as virtual equals, Black Tiger slashed at Dropkick with a sword but was instead knocked out by a well-placed fist from Dropkick.
(Solution#17) - Black Tiger lay inert as Dropkick recovered from also fighting Bloodshed and escaped.
Comments: Created by James Hudnall (writer), Darick Robertson (penciler) and John Lowe (inker).
The cover to Solution#16 shows him generating a tiger claw from each hand, but this is the only time it's demonstrated.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Black Tiger has no known connections to:
The Pumpkin Cabal has no known connections to:
The Pumpkin Cabal was a new criminal group that sought to take over the New York crime scene. A group of four attacked a drug van protected by Black Tiger, who leapt down and killed each one.
Solution#14, p12 (main image)
Solution#1, p12, pan1 (headshot)
Solution#14, p9, pan4 (Pumpkin Cabal)
Solution#1 (September, 1993) - James Hudnall (writer), Darick Robertson (penciler), John Lowe (inker), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solution#6 (February, 1994) - James Hudnall (writer), John Statema (penciler), Dennis Jensen & Mark Stegbauer (inker), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solution#14 (December, 1994) - James Hudnall (writer), Hoang Nguyen (penciler), Bob Downs (inker), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solution#15 (January, 1995) - James Hudnall (writer), George Dove (penciler), Jeff Whiting & Phil Moy (inkers), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solution#16 (February, 1995) - James Hudnall (writer), Daerick Gross (penciler), Phil Moy (inker), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Solution#17 (February, 1995) - James Hudnall (writer), John Statema (penciler), Jeff Whiting (inker), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Last updated: 07/28/11
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