Real Name: Unrevealed (most likely Greer Grant)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2301) human mutate (cursed)
Group Membership: Partner of Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
Affiliations: Antman (Hank Pym), Dr. Bruce Banner, Black Panther (T'Challa), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Jonatha Storm, Invisible Girl/Sioux Storm, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Benjamin Grimm), Iron Girl (Antoinette "Toni" Stark), Namora, Scarlet Witch (Wanda), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury and unrevealed others), Wasp (Janet van Dyne), X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Danielle Moonstar, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
Enemies: Attuma, Doom (T'Channa), Doombots, Dormammu, Hulk, Hydra (Baron Mordo, Baron Strucker, Black Widow, Executioner), Namor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, New York City
First Appearance: Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn (March, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Tigra was a normal human who was cursed and transformed into a weretiger. She could eventually return to her former human self if she would perform a thousand good deeds. Her newfound feline appearance granted her both razor sharp claws, teeth and superhuman reflexes. As an apprentice to Doctor Strange she would have learned to use spells and/or tap into the magical realm, although these abilities have not been shown it seems likely she can. Tigra is a trained hand-to-hand combatant, during the fight against Doom she was given the spear of Shamballah, an ancient weapon of the Vishanti.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn (fb) - BTS) - As the result of an unrevealed event Tigra was cursed and transformed into a weretiger. She learned she could eventually return to her former self if she would perform a thousand good deeds.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn (fb) - BTS) - Tigra became the apprentice of Doctor Strange in an effort to reach her goals of performing a thousand good deeds.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn (fb) - BTS) - During one of their trips Tigra was chased by a Yeti.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn) - Sensing someone (Baron Mordo) invoking old magics Doctor Strange decided to investigate and summoned Tigra. Tigra, however was busy in an online auction to complete her "Ninja High School" collection. Impatient to wait for her, Strange performed a simple teleportation spell to get Tigra, a feat she wasn't too happy about. Whilst floating in mid-air, Strange set course for Stark Island.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn - BTS) - On Stark Island the brilliant scientist Dr. Bruce Banner had built an energy well, however, the energy well's true purpose was to form a bridge between Earth and the Ethereal Realm populated by banished gods and monsters. Hydra and it's secret beneficiaries the Keepers planned to kidnap Banner and use the well to bring elder god Dormammu to Earth. At the same time, Stark Island was attacked by Prince Namor's Atlantean forces who was affiliated with Hydra. Realizing Hydra tried to kidnap brilliant scientist Dr. Bruce Banner, Strange decided to face Baron Mordo while Tigra would face Hydra cronies Black Widow and the Executioner.
(Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn) - Tigra arrived on Stark Island ready to deal with the Black Widow and the Executioner, who were well on their way escaping with Banner. The Executioner failed to shoot Tigra and was quickly knocked out by her. The Widow however took Tigra out with a poison-tipped needle and escaped with Banner, boarding a submarine.
(Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight) - Tigra woke up, claiming her weretiger immunity saved her from the poison. While she woke Tigra witnessed T'Challa's transformation into a real Black Panther. With hearts in her eyes Tigra grabbed T'Challa revealing she loved chocolate beef cake! While several heroes present on Stark Island fought the Atlantean forces Tigra, Black Panther and Antman were inside and witnessed how Hydra's Baron Strucker summoned his master Dormammu. The elder god finally broke through the barrier and entered this realm. Dormammu began to destroy Stark Island, forcing Tigra and the remaining heroes to escape. They were met by the Fantastic Four and teamed up to fight Dormammu's loyal servant the Hulk. The combined heroic forces of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Stark Island residents battled the Hulk although they didn't seem to hurt the 245 feet tall monster one bit. It wasn't until Doctor Strange realized he could use Banner's body as a conduit to summon Thor that the tides turned in favor of the heroes. The Mighty Thor channeled all the energy the heroes possessed to defeat the Hulk and Dormammu after which the gods and monster returned to the Ethereal Realm. Tigra and the other heroes witnessed how after their deaths, the souls of Banner and Toni departed the Earthly realm.
(Marvel Mangaverse#4 (fb) - BTS) - Learning President Rogers (Captain America) was about to perform a speech during a meeting at the United Nations Tigra went to fetch Doctor Strange.
(Marvel Mangaverse#4) - Tigra entered Strange's study while he was using his orbs to check on Baron Mordo who seemed to be suffering excruciating pains. Strange, however, was displeased his apprentice would disturb him and explained it was his task to keep an eye on the Keepers. Upset how Strange had distanced himself from the world Tigra left. Tigra presumably watched President Rogers' speech when the United Nations came under attack by Doom (T'Channa) who was angered the people of Latveria didn't receive any help after Galactus' devastating attack. Tigra suddenly heard a loud noise coming from Strange's study and found her master on the floor, unconsciouss. But when Tigra tried to help the man Strange suddenly awoke noting Doom had to be stopped!
(Marvel Mangaverse#5 - BTS) - Tigra travelled to the Statue of Liberty where Doom had just killed the Avengers Vision, Hawkeye and even beheaded President Rogers.
(Marvel Mangaverse#5) - Once Doom had returned to her flying fortress and Nick Fury had left as well Tigra approached the Black Panther and Scarlet Witch who were still mourning the loss of their friends. Tigra explained her master needed to see them at once, both heroes agreed and followed Tigra back to Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum. In Strange's study Tigra was present when Strange immediately offered the Scarlet Witch his deepest sympathy. The Scarlet Witch, however, bursted out in anger claiming she didn't want their sympathy, pity or apologies. The Scarlet Witch continued that she would personally see to it that Doom's life would be taken in revenge. Doctor Strange couldn't agree more and showed her the last book of the Vishanti containing spells and incantations needed to halt Doom's abuse of the dark forces of techno-magick. While the Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange prepared for the coming battle Tigra noticed the Black Panther had left. Unbeknownst to the heroes the Black Panther went up to Doom's flying fortress to confront the madwoman who was in fact his own sister T'Channa. Sometime later that night Doom had intercepted communication between Nick Fury and Reed Richards who were plotting against her. To stop them, Doom summoned her Doombringer sword which allowed her to drain all mechanical power in the city, causing a blackout. Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange and Tigra who now wore a new blue costume assembled on top of Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum in preparation for the upcoming battle. In preparation to the battle Strange summoned the spear of Shamballah, an ancient weapon of the Vishanti for Tigra to use. But Doom also sensed their pending attack and deployed a large army of Doombots (powered by the Dark Dimension). Tigra and her friends fought the Doombots during an aerial combat.
(Marvel Mangaverse#6) - Tigra, Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch continued their assault on the army of Doombots. The full Doombot army was eventually trapped when Strange summoned the Crimson Bands of the Cyttorak, allowing Tigra and the Scarlet Witch to enter Doom's flying fortress. On several television screens Doom witnessed the heroes' progress; the arrival of the Fantastic Four, her brother in a prison cell and Doctor Strange's fight in the Dark Dimension. Doom however, had failed to realize Tigra and the Scarlet Witch had already invaded her castle and revealed their presence to her. The two heroines didn't seem to pose any real threat as Doom quickly took hold of them and summoned her Doombringer sword. Just then Doctor Strange successfully opened an astral doorway to Eternity, thereby severing Doom's connection to the Dark Dimension. At the same time, the Fantastic Four had defeated the Doom Mecha and had her brother escaped from his imprisonment. While the Black Panther fought Doom, the Scarlet Witch used the distraction to grab Doom's Doombringer sword which she used to stab Doom in the chest, noting she did it for Captain America. After assuring the heroes she would return one day, Doom died.
The following morning the heroes were still present on the flying fortress when Nick Fury arrived to deal with the aftermath. Tigra was present when Fury offered his apology to the Black Panther for distrusting him. Fury went on to explain that as far as the public was concerned President Rogers was injured at the U.N. and would undergo emergency treatment for the foreseeable future and vice-president Barnes had taken over.
(New Mangaverse: The Rings of Fate#1) - Tigra went to check on Doctor Strange but found him in a deep trance, noting he indeed lived up to his name she left him to focus on his meditation. Mere moments later a group of super powered ninjas of the Hand wielding the Mandarin's Rings entered Strange's study, the Hand planned to kill all of Earth's costumed heroes. Strange tried to fight his assailants but was killed by the ninjas who rendered him to a pile of dust, something which Tigra witnessed having followed the loud noises coming from Stange's study. Devastated, Tigra immediately got out her claws and leaped towards the ninjas but was quickly turned into a piece of ice after which another ninja cut her to pieces with his sword, killing Tigra. The Hand then left in search of other costumed heroes.
Comments: Created by Ben Dunn.
Tigra was most definitely my favorite character from the Mangaverse and a well-rounded character at that. I guess there's still a chance to see her cheat death in a new Exiles series...probably not tho.
Due to the Asian specific nature of the Mangaverse reality, it goes without saying that while characters might look similar to their 616 counterparts, they most likely will have distinctly different names, codenames or powers. Therefore we will only list the names when they have been used in the comics.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Tigra has some connections to
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Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn, p33, pan2 (main image)
Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn, p27, pan3-4 (online auction to complete her "Ninja High School" collection)
Marvel Mangaverse#5, p18, pan4 (receiving the spear of Shamballah)
New Mangaverse: The Rings of Fate#1, p4, pan3-4 (killed by the Hand)
Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn (March, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer, pencils, inks), Brian Smith, Ralph Macho (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (March, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer, pencils, inks), Brian Smith, Ralph Macho (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse#4 (September, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer & art), C.B. Cebulski, Brian Smith, Ralph Macchio (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse#5 (October, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer & art), C.B. Cebulski, Brian Smith, Ralph Macchio (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse#6 (November, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer, pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Brian Smith, Ralph Macchio (editors)
New Mangaverse: The Rings of Fate#1 (March, 2006) - C.B. Cebulski (writer), Tommy Ohtsuka (pencils, inks), John Barber, Ralph Macchio (editors)
First Posted: 01/11/2019
Last updated: 01/11/2019
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