Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)
Identity/Class: Unrevealed; most likely human mutant or mutate
Occupation: Adventurer, government agent
Group Membership: MI-13 (specifically Dark Angel/Shevaun Haldane, Death's Head /Minion, Digitek/Jonathan Bryant, Spitfire/Jacqueline Falsworth)
Affiliations: S.A.S. (Special Air Service)
Enemies: Baron Blood (Kenneth Crichton), Vlad Tepes Dracula, Dracula's vampire army, Lilith Kiskilla, Mandarin (see comments)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: United Kingdom
First Appearance: Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15 (July 2009)
Powers/Abilities: Tangerine can project beams of energy, perhaps fire (see comments) from her hands. She might share the psychic abilities her counterparts from other realities possess, such as telepathy and precognition, but didn't demonstrate any in her brief, two-panel appearance.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 135 lbs. (by approximation
Eyes: Unrevealed (green if she is Bridgit Shane - see comments)
History: (Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15 (fb) - BTS) - Tangerine battled the Mandarin, perhaps while undertaking a mission for Britain's Extraordinary Intelligence Service (E.I.S., colloquially M.I.13).
(Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15) - When Dracula attempted to invade the U.K. from space with a vampire army, M.I.13 drove him back to his lunar castle. A joint S.A.S. / M.I.13 surprise attack was then sent through a teleportation portal to wipe out Dracula's remaining forces, who were protected from the sunlight striking the moon by the magics of Dracula's ally, Lilith.
Tangerine joined Spitfire, Death's Head (Minion), Digitek and Dark Agent as part of this mission.
Tangerine was still devastating the vampire forces when their magical protection was lifted as a result of Captain Britain (Brian Braddock) slaying Lilith in another part of the castle, and the undead instantly combusted.
Comments: Created by Paul Kirkman, Leonard Kirk and
based on a character created by Warren Ellis, Casey Jones and Tom Simmons, who was in turn based on a character created by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.
Alan Davis originally created Tangerine as a member of R.C.X. in the Days of Future Past timeline, but the M.I.13 / Earth-616 Tangerine is visually based on Casey Jones' redesign for the Warren Ellis "Day's of Future Tense" story in Excalibur I#94.
We don't know the origins of her powers - while she was a member of the mostly mutant Excalibur in the latter story, that's not a guarantee that she herself is a mutant. When I wrote an entry for Bridgit Shane, a character Ellis introduced in Excalibur I#93, I speculated that she might be 616 Tangerine's younger self: Shane's pyrokinesis is a psychic power, and might be only the first of her abilities to emerge. One issue of Excalibur later, we met Earth-9260's Tangerine, another redhead with psychic powers. Coincidence? Only Warren Ellis would know for sure. Davis' Tangerine had orange hair, but Ellis made her a red-head. Even if he wasn't intending Bridgit to be Tangerine, the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle fall into place well, especially as when we finally see Tangerine's modern day Earth-616 counterpart in Captain Britain and MI13 #15 (13 real world years, or very very roughly 4 years Marvel time), the woman depicted could easily in her late teens, and is projecting what could be fire from her arms.
The text note introducing Tangerine informs us that she is just back from battling the Mandarin, and while this is probably meant to be the most famous version, it could be his son Temujin. Since M.I.13 had effectively drafted every British superhero during the Skrull invasion that took place shortly prior to Dracula's attack, and kept most of them on standby because the cost of repelling the Skrulls had been to unleash untold supernatural horrors against the U.K., it's probable, but not certain, that Tangerine was working for M.I.13 when she took on Mandarin. By this same reasoning, Tangerine might have been BTS fighting the Skrulls in early issues of Captain Britain and M.I.13, but I've left that off her history, since it is unconfirmed.
The Mandarin comment is also a joke - mandarins and tangerines
both being closely related orange citrus fruits. In hindsight, it's just
a shame that Tangerine hadn't armed herself by borrowing Tigon Liger's gun,
Clementine. Or enlisted the aid of
...or teamed up with the Furious Kumquat (which is especially unlikely since that character doesn't actually exist)!--Snood
I've listed Dracula and his allies as enemies of Tangerine, even though she only encountered the regular members of the vampire lord's armies, since there's no doubt hostilities would have ensued had they met face to face. And in case anyone thinks I overlooked Dracula ally Captain Fate, he was left off because he'd already been taken off the board by the time Tangerine joined the fighting.
Profile by Loki.
Tangerine is connected to, but not to be confused with
Tangerine has no known connections to
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Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15, p11, pan1 (main image)
Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15, p19, pan2 (destroying vampires)
Captain Britain and M.I.13 #15 (July 2009) - Paul Cornell (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Originally posted: 02/12/2018
Last updated: 02/12/2018
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