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Membership: T & A

Purpose: Assassins

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Blok, Major, Mister X

Enemies: Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed, possibly New York City
                                  formerly Mr. X's private island

First Appearance: Wolverine II#159 (February, 2001)


T&A vs bouncer History:

(Wolverine II#159 (fb) - BTS) - A and her partner T were two of the world's finest assassins who were working for Mister X. Along with X's other assassins they were constantly helping him look for worthy challengers by attacking them to see if they would be worthy to fight Mister X.

(Wolverine II#159 (fb) - BTS) - T & A caused trouble at a local, well known night club. Its owners decided to press charges on multiple assaults.

(Wolverine II#159) - T & A decided to go clubbing and went to the same club they'd previously had made some trouble at. When the bouncer refused to let them enter they decided to beat him to a pulp. A kneed him in the groin, which let him open for T's attack. While T assaulted the bouncer, A received a phone call informing them of their newest mission: testing a man called Wolverine (Wolverine had already defeated Mister X's first wave of military men lead by the Major). Sometime later, T & A met up with Mister X's bodyguard Blok and attacked Wolverine who was about to kill the Major.

T&A in action!

(Wolverine II#160) - T & A, accompanied by Blok, attacked Wolverine who was surprised to learn how deadly the girls actually were. They severely wounded the feral hero who kept recovering and healing after every supposedly fatal punch and kick. During the fight, T & A decided Wolverine would be a worthy opponent for Mister X, they left him the invitation before disappearing from the scene. That same evening Wolverine went to the designated location to meet with Mister X. T & A were present and witnessed how their employer attacked and beat his opponent.

(Wolverine II#161 (fb) - BTS) - After Wolverine's defeat, the group relocated to one of Mister X's island getaways where Wolverine was placed in a special metal chair preventing him to break free. The scene reminded A of the movie Pulp Fiction, especially when a ball gag was placed in Logan's mouth.

(Wolverine II#161) - After Wolverine woke up Mister X ordered A to take out the ball gag. When she did, Logan bit her on the hand. Outraged by his audacity, she pulled her gun and shoved it down his throat, figuring the bullet would penetrate and smash his brains. Mister X ordered A to stop before taking Wolverine to his trophy room where he gave the hero a tour, revealing his entire life's story along the way. Wolverine managed to escape his confinement and attacked X. But right before Wolverine could stab Mister X to death he was grabbed by Blok who pummeled him into unconsciousness. When Wolverine woke up he was off island in a boat with a note attached to him. Feeling Blok's intervention was foul play he decided to postpone the fight for another time.

Comments: Created by Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks).

Wolverine called T & A the Stephen King version of Betty and Veronica. T & A, obviously, is short for Tits and Ass. The girls' respective costumes were designed to emphasize their codename's particular assets.

A's weapon of choice seemed to change panel by panel. She was first seen holding a whip, then a pair of sais which by the time she threw them had turned into daggers. Maybe she just couldn't pick one, or maybe the artist was forgetful. Either way, it was a bit of a mess to be fair. Months later, Wolverine an Mister X had their rematch, but T & A have never been seen since.

In this specific case, I'd say something like T & A are obviously short for slang terms for breasts and buttocks.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

The Lady Killers have no known connections to

  • Ladykiller (Michael Reese), Melvin Potter lookalike, crippled Becky Blake; Potter was mistaken for him @ Daredevil I#173
  • Lady Killer, of Earth-93060 (Elena LaBrava) - Strangers @ Strangers#1
  • or any other "Ladykiller" teams

  • T


    Real Name: Unrevealed
    Identity/Class: Human

    Powers/Abilities: T possessed no superhuman abilities but was regarded as one of the world's finest assassins, she was capable in wielding several weapons like a leather whip, sais and daggers. Besides this she used her feminine nature, T however, was less flirty than A. T seemed to be more aggressive than A as she would enter a rage while battling, blanking out all the others who would talk to her.

    Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
    Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Black


    --Wolverine II#159 (Wolverine II#159-161



    Real Name: Unrevealed
    Identity/Class: Human

    Powers/Abilities: A possessed no superhuman abilities but was regarded as one of the world's finest assassins, she was capable in wielding several weapons like a leather whip, sais and several guns. Besides this she used her feminine charm to get what she wanted dressing up as a Lolita with the signature heart-shaped glasses and a lollypop in her mouth.

    Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
    Weight: 113 lbs. (by approximation
    Eyes: Unrevealed
    Hair: Blonde


    --Wolverine II#159 (Wolverine II#159-161

    images: (without ads)
    Wolverine II#159, p14, pan1 (main image)
    Wolverine II#159, p15, pan4,5 (beating a bouncer)
    Wolverine II#160, p11, pan1 (attacking Wolverine)
    Wolverine II#159, p16, pan3,4,5 (T)
    Wolverine II#159, p16, pan1,2 (A)

    Wolverine II#159 (February, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Pete Franco, Mark Powers (editors)
    Wolverine II#160 (March, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Pete Franco, Mark Powers (editors)
    Wolverine II#161 (April, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Pete Franco, Mark Powers (editors)

    Last updated: 06/12/15.

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