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A comic by Creator/MarvelComics that began in December 1972, part of the [[OlderThanTheyThink growing wave of Marvel titles featuring black or female heroes,]] such as ''ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire'' and ''The Cat''.

The comic focused on the titular She-Devil, a woman named Shanna O'Hara, who grew up as a child in Africa. When she was younger, a pet leopard belonging to her mother had gone amok; in his haste to shoot it, her father accidentally shot and killed her mother instead. Moving to America, she became a veterinarian and ecologist specialising in big cats, until an event where a maniac with a high-powered sniper rifle sneaked into the zoo one night and shot all of the big cats in the African exhibit. The sole survivor, a female leopard whom Shanna had raised from a cub, was then shot by a panicking police officer, further disgusting Shanna with guns, men and human society. Given an opportunity to be part of a project run by the zoo aiming to return zoo-born leopards to the wild in the African Dahomey Reserve, Shanna eagerly joined, personally caring for the twin cubs, offspring of her own murdered pet, that had somehow survived the massacre.

Using her natural affinity for the animals of the African wilderness, and her Olympics-qualified skills in karate and physical training, Shanna became a proud warrior woman, determined to protect the wilderness from those who would abuse it.

!!Tropes:
* ActionMom: She has a son with Ka-Zar.
* AdaptationDyeJob: She was originally a redhead when introduced in The 1970s, but was mistakenly colorized as a blonde several times in the comics and in her appearances on Series/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends and Series/XMen. Ever since Frank Cho's mini-series, the blonde coloration seems to have stuck, despite Cho's comic being centered upon an entirely different Shanna.
** She's a redhead in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel reality.
* BadassFamily: With Ka-Zar and Matthew.
* BadassNormal: Originally, Shanna had no powers. Instead, she relied on martial arts and having two leopards/a giant python as pets.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: After "Savage Wolverine," Shanna became this.
* BattleCouple: With Ka-Zar.
* BladeOnAStick: Shanna's other favored weapon, besides her knife.
* CombatStilettos: Believe it or not, Shanna occasionally has these when she's actually wearing shoes.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Shanna despised guns, though later stories featuring her would have her use them herself when necessary.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Shanna seems to enjoy running barefoot through the jungle. Despite this, she has absolutely gorgeous feet that are always perfectly clean!
* {{Expy}}: Was developed as Marvel's version of ComicBook/SheenaQueenOfTheJungle after Marvel was unable to buy the rights to the character.
* FieryRedhead: In the original comics and in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel.
* {{Flanderization}}: Originally Shanna simply preferred the jungle to the city, since she had a strong connection with animals and nature, though she didn't mind the occasional visit to the city and even had her own car. This was later changed so that Shanna had a hatred of technology and would only use it when the situation was desperate enough, even yelling at her husband for having a CD player.
* FurBikini: She wears one in most of her incarnations, even in the X-Men series from the 1990s, though she wore a less stripperific outfit made of cloth in Skaar: King of the Savage Land and a more traditional bikini-esque outfit in the late 90s Ka-Zar series.
* HappilyMarried: To Ka-Zar.
* HeroicBSOD: Went through this after her father was murdered by Nekra and her leopard companions, Ina and Biri, were murdered. She later went through this again when Ka-Zar was seemingly killed. She got better in the former case via therapy and the latter through weird machinery. Yes, seriously.
* HeroicWillpower: This is what allowed Shanna to resist the Mandrill's pheromone based control over women.
* JunglePrincess: Shanna's the most famous one to come out of Creator/MarvelComics -- though there is a definite resemblance to ComicBook/SheenaQueenOfTheJungle.
* KindlyVet: She's a well-trained veterinarian.
* KnifeNut: Not crazy (usually) but she does carry a knife as her primary weapon.
* MamaBear: Not even her own husband is safe from this. Hurt Matthew and she'll hurt you.
* NubileSavage: She lives in Savage Land. The only reason for the existence of a tropical region in the middle of the Antarctic is so that residents can fit this trope.
* ShesGotLegs: Thanks to her outfit of choice that present her long toned yet shapely legs.
* {{Stripperific}}: Just look at the picture above.
* SuperSoldier: The result of a Nazi genetic experiment in the Frank Cho comics.
* SuperSpeed: After being resurrected in "Savage Wolverine." She can run at least 50 miles per hour.
* SuperStrength: Her resurrection also caused Shanna to develop the strength of ten men.
* TheAgeless: Being resurrected connected her to the Savage Land itself. So long as it survives, so will Shanna.
* TheBeastMaster: Shanna was quite capable of handling herself in a fight, but the fact that she was always followed by the fierce Ina and Biri, a leopard and a "black panther" (melanchromatic leopard), further aided her. After they were brutally killed, Shanna got a snake named Anata and she later had this going with her husband Ka-Zar's friend Zabu (a sabre-tooth tiger).
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Had this going with Ka-Zar for a while, since he tended to attract a lot of women. They eventually did, even having a son together.
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