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TIGER JANI

Real Name: Tiger Jani

Identity/Class: Spirit/demon (Class 2) (see comments) (circa 1860s)

Occupation: Predator

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Brahman (Vivatma Visvajit), Iron Fist (Bei Bang-Wen), Bahadur Shah Zafar II

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Burma (Asia)

First Appearance: Immortal Iron Fist I#15 (July, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Tiger Jani is incredibly fast and agile. She can effortlessly grow to approximately 12' in height (it is unrevealed if this is her usual size). Tiger Jani can instantly extend sharpened claws that easily slash human  tissue and is an excellent, if somewhat feral hand-to-hand combatant. She has at least enhanced durability and superhuman strength, and thrives on the energy and flesh of mystically powered humans, but also eats base humans. Tiger Jani is also an excellent strategist.

Height: Variable (approximately 5'6" to 12')
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Green (glow)
Hair: Charcoal gray

History:

(Immortal Iron Fist I#15 (fb) - BTS) - The fearsome Tiger Jani had become a long local ghost story in Burma, used to scare off unwelcome loners after midnight, She ate humans as snacks but relished mystical energies. She killed and ate the poet-emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II. She learned of his mystically powered protector Brahman, as well as Iron Fist (Bei Bang-Wen), but she did not realize that they had both had been severed from their mystical energy sources and effectively lost their powers. She organized to have the duo meet in a hard labor prison with word that the poet-emperor was in exile to lure the duo on a quest and excite their mystical energies. She lay in wait in a fortress with armed British guards.

(Immortal Iron Fist I#15) - The depowered duo stealthily breached the fortress and Tiger Jani was disappointed that they no longer wielded mystical energies. She quickly slashed at them but once Visvajit learned that his lord emperor was dead, his mystical connection was renewed and he transformed into the powerful giant Brahman. Growing tall herself, Tiger Jani ripped a mortal wound in Bei, which steeled Brahman's attack and he pounded her head into the stone floor, apparently killing her.

 

Comments: Created by Matt Fraction, Khari Evans, Victor Olazaban.

It's not fully revealed what she is; demon, malignant spirit, etc. But it seems demon is the safest bet; she refers initially to herself as "we," suggesting possession.

Given her heightened durability, it's possible that she survived the fierce fight with Brahman... but with no further sightings, I think she's gone for good.

Burma was completely held by British colonial rule by the end of 1885 after three wars to snare local resources. If this story took place in the 1860s, then it was likely in British-held Lower and Middle Burma, as Upper Burma was still free at that time.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Tiger Jani has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Immortal Iron Fist I#15, p16, pan3 (main image)
   p15, pan2 (headshot)
   p18, pan3 (slashing)


Appearances:
Immortal Iron Fist I#15 (July, 2008) - Matt Fraction (writer), Khari Evans (pencils), Victor Olazaban (inks), Warren Simons (editor)


First posted: 02/01/2022
Last updated: 02/01/2022

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