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    Tigra 

Tigra

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Alter Ego: Greer Grant Nelson

Notable Aliases: The Cat, Greer Sorenson, the Werecat, the Were-Woman

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Claws of the Cat #1 (November, 1972) note ; Giant-Size Creatures #1 (July, 1974) note 

Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Introduced as the non-superpowered crime fighter the Cat in The Claws of the Cat #1 (November 1972). The character was created by writer-editor Roy Thomas and artist Wally Wood (Marie Severin was then brought in to help layout the art), with her early adventures written by Linda Fite. She mutated into the super powered tiger-woman Tigra in Giant-Size Creatures #1 (July 1974), by writer Tony Isabella and artist Don Perlin.

Greer Nelson (née Grant) first appeared as The Cat. She later became Tigra through a mystic ritual that bound the soul of one of the Cat People, to her own.


Tigra provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Greer Grant.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Cat, but also tiger.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Hood after he and his gang gave her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown because another villain asked him to do so in exchange for his advice. Tigra gets her revenge when, at the end of Dark Reign, she corners him and talks at length about how she wants to kill him... and then doesn't. Instead she simply brings in his wife so she'll know who he is and what he's done and never let him near her or his daughter again.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tigra's fairly nice and even a little flirtatious normally. Keep in mind that this is a woman that had a conversation with X-23 about the best way to eviscerate a person.
  • Cat Girl: The Cat was once a costumed heroine who used a powered costume, but a ritual was performed on her, transforming her into the werecat Tigra. There's a tug-of-war between her human and feline instincts and which has the upper hand tends to depend on the writer. One day she's able to fly interstellar spacecraft, the next she's chasing and eating mice and unable to speak (except in cat noises.)
  • Cats Hate Water: Tigra used to be deathly afraid of water, though she seems to have at least somewhat gotten over it.
  • Child by Rape: Has a Bed Trick one in the form of her son who was conceived by Skrull doppelganger pretending to be Hank Pym who seduced and impregnated Tigra. Despite this, she still loves her son, but responds with barely veiled rage when his Skrull parentage is brought up.
  • Dating Catwoman: In a miniseries from 2002, Greer (using the false name of Greer Sorenson) infiltrated a police academy hoping to find answers about the death of her husband Billy. While there she met and fell in love with Sergeant Matt McMullin, an instructor at the academy. Unfortunately, Greer discovered that Matt was involved with a group of vigilante cops called the Brethren of the Blue Fist. Worse, it was revealed that Matt had killed Billy to stop him from exposing the Brethren's crimes.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She never wears shoes while in Cat form.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She is a human woman turned half-tiger thanks to magic. And then she... went and got knocked up by a Skrull pretending to be Henry Pym. Which would make her child half-Skrull, one-quarter human and one-quarter magic tiger. The disguise was so good that the Skrull imposter only gave Hank Pym's DNA, so the child is three-quarters human, one-quarter magic tiger.
  • Healing Factor: If Tigra is injured, she is capable of regenerating damaged tissue faster than an ordinary human. She can heal injuries as severe as broken bones within a matter of days. However, she is unable to regenerate missing limbs, organs, or brain cells.
  • Hollywood Dateless: In Avenger's Academy, Tigra of all people laments her dating impaired status during the series ("Single mom who sheds"). She could probably easily get dates—just not long term commitment.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her romantic history is a mess to say the least. Her first late husband was a chauvanist beat-cop who tried to strong arm her into being a housewife despite her contrary wishes. She then courted another cop who ended up being the man who murdered her late husband. Her next lovers were various and none lasted for long while the man who would bear her a child ended up being an alien spy.
  • Hot Teacher: After joining Avenger's Academy, Tigra's definitely this. Lampshaded several times by the students, but especially when she meets Emma Frost in issue #22.
    Emma Frost: By the way, darling, I love your outfit. Don't let anyone tell you it's inappropriate for a teacher.
  • Jack of All Stats: Tigra has impressive strength, speed, agility, healing and combat skills but is surpassed in one area each by another Avenger.
  • Legacy Character: Greer is in fact not the first Tigra. In West Coast Avengers, Volume 2, Issue 6, it is revealed that the first Tigra was also a woman who was transformed into a cat person by the original two Cat People, Flavius and Helene.
  • Most Common Superpower: Made especially obvious by her usual attire.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Tigra is a twofer, being a Cat Girl who walks around wearing naught but a bikini. Later books have tried to justify this with Tigra saying wearing anything else over a full coat of fur would result in heatstroke, and the bikini is pretty much for modesty's sake.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Tigra originally struggled to control her cat-like urges and desires. After her "Human" and "Cat" souls were fused, it ceased to be an issue.
  • Natural Weapon: Her claws and fangs.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Tigra's power set isn't as impressive compared to a lot of the other Avengers. As she herself once said, "I can't fly. I don't teleport. I'm not a god of any type. I'm just... me."
  • Primary-Color Champion: As The Cat, Greer wore a yellow and blue costume.
  • Really Gets Around: Known for being very sexually active and having had a lot of partners.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 5'10"/178cm tall and very much attractive.
  • Stripperiffic: She runs around in a bikini!. Counts as Fridge Brilliance when you consider the West Coast Manor is in California, and its probably hot enough for her already, as she's covered in fur 24/7. She even lampshades this in recent issues where the students and the Runaways meet up.
  • Sexy Cat Person: She's basically a humanoid tigress, and she's certainly gorgeous. She even provides the trope page image.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has pretty green eyes and her fiery red hair remains in cat form.
  • Super Senses: Tigra's senses are about ten times as keen as an average human's, and about five times that of an average cat's. She also has a rarely used sixth sense that allows her to sense the emotions of others on a basic level.
  • Super Reflexes: Tigra has incredible reflexes. She was able to dodge Ragnarok's hammer after it was thrown at her, and showed incredible flexibility while training White Tiger and again when slipping out of restraints that would've easily held a normal person.
  • Super Speed: While not a speedster by any means, Tigra can move pretty fast if she wants to.
  • Super Strength: Though it's not usually played up, Tigra's officially as physically powerful as Spider-Man.
  • Super Toughness: Tigra's physiology makes her much tougher than an ordinary person. Her body is able to withstand great impact forces and blunt trauma that would severely injure or kill a normal human, though she is far from invulnerable.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Tigra possesses a mystical talisman that allows her to change her appearance from feline to human at will. She rarely uses it and only appears in her human form when circumstances require it. She regards her feline body as her natural form.
  • Wolverine Claws: Tigra's claws are extremely sharp and tough.

    She-Hulk 

She-Hulk

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Alter Ego: Jennifer Susan "Jen" Walters

Notable Aliases: Hulk

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Mighty Avengers, A-Force (leader)

First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk #1 (February, 1980)

After being shot by mobsters, Jennifer Walter received a life-saving blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. Due to Banner's irradiated blood, Jennifer gained the ability to transform into the Sensational She-Hulk. She is a recurring member of the Avengers.


    Monica Rambeau 

Monica Rambeau

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Alter Ego: Monica Rambeau

Notable Aliases: Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, Daystar, Sceptre, Lady of Light, Monica Marvel, Sun Goddess, Spectrum

Team Affiliations: The Avengers (leader), Mighty Avengers (field leader), The Ultimates

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (October, 1982) note ; Avengers Unplugged #5 (June, 1996) note ; New Thunderbolts #9 (August, 2005) note ; Mighty Avengers #1 (November, 2013) note 

After being exposed to extra-dimensional energy, Lt. Monica Rambeau gained the ability to manipulate all energies of the electromagnetic spectrum. She has gone by many code-names over the years whilst utilizing these abilities as a crime fighter. Monica has served alongside the Avengers in various incarnations and operated as their leader for a time.


    Starfox 

Starfox

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Alter Ego: Eros of Titan, originally Eron

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)

Eros is The youngest son of A'lar Mentor, and is Thanos' younger brother. Eros is also an Eternal and Avenger.


    Mockingbird 

Mockingbird

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Alter Ego: Barbara "Bobbi" Morse Barton

Notable Aliases: Agent 19, the Huntress

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Astonishing Tales #6 (June, 1971) note ; Marvel Super Action #1 (January, 1976) note ; Marvel Team-Up #95 (July, 1980) note 

Barbara "Bobbi" Morse is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has served on several Avengers teams.


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    War Machine 

War Machine

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Alter Ego: James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes

Notable Aliases: Iron Man, Iron Patriot, Commander Rhodes, Hulk Machine, Iron Man 2.0, Rhodey, Shellshock, The Pilot

Team Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Iron Man #118 (January, 1979) note ; Iron Man #170 (May, 1983) note ; Iron Man #284 (July, 1992) note ; Gambit #13 (May, 2013) note 

War Machine is a superhero originating from Marvel Comics. James "Rhodey" Rhodes is Tony Stark's personal pilot and one of the playboy's oldest friends. Rhodes also known as Rhodey has often donned the Iron Man mantle when the burden has been too much for his friend, but has also established his own identity as the War Machine and Iron Patriot.


    Namor the Sub-Mariner 

Namor the Sub-Mariner

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Alter Ego: Namor McKenzie

Notable Aliases: Namor the First, The Avenging Son, Imperius Rex, The Sub-Mariner

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Comics #1 (October, 1939)

Namor the Sub-Mariner is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest published characters with his origins in the Golden Age of comics.


    The Thing 

The Thing

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Alter Ego: Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm

Notable Aliases: Blackbeard the Pirate, Angrir: Breaker of Souls, Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen, El Morrito

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, New Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough guy of the Marvel Universe. But, because of his transformation, he's also the tragic member of the Fantastic Four. Ben was an ace test-pilot until exposure to intense cosmic radiation mutated him into a rock-skinned monster with immense superhuman strength. Ben's exterior is much harder than stone which gives him a rather gruff disposition; but deep down, he has a heart of gold.


    Doctor Druid 

Doctor Druid

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Alter Ego: Anthony Ludgate Druid

Notable Aliases: Druid, Doctor Droom

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Amazing Adventures #1 (June, 1961)

Doctor Druid was a psychiatrist who was attracted to the mystic arts. After being trained by a Tibetan Lama, Druid gained mastery over some mystic arts.


  • Acceptable Targets: He has been referred to as "The Worst Avenger" many times in-universe and remains a frequent target for mockery when discussing the people the Avengers allow into their ranks.
  • Alliterative Name: Doctor Druid.
  • Bestialityis Depraved: His son Sebastian Druid appears as a member of Nick Fury's Howling Commandoes, and is said to have monster blood in him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • His Avengers membership was tainted when he was mind controlled by supervillainess the Terminatrix (at the time impersonating the space pirate Nebula) into manipulating the team on her behalf. While in this state, he even assumed chairmanship of the team for a very short period. When "Nebula" was cast into Limbo, Druid followed, as he was still under her thrall. He eventually regained control of his own mind and returned to Earth.
    • As leader of the Secret Defenders, he was once again victimized by a villain's mind control, this time by the demon Slorioth.
  • Druid: He was said to carry with him the ancient powers/knowledge of the Britons.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the 2016 Squadron Supreme series. One always thought he was a self important asshole, but this combined with his reputation as the worst Avenger, and the general disrespect his former teammates had for him after his death lead to him taking over Weirdworld as a cruel tyrant.
  • Jerkass: The guy could be quite a prick.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Druidic magic is affected by iron.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: His son Sebastian Druid is a far nicer person than Anthony ever was.
  • Mind over Matter: Druid was capable of levitating himself or other objects.
  • Not Quite Dead: Killed by Hellstorm some time ago, in 2016 Squadron Supreme series it revealed that despite being dead, his soul took on a corporal form when it encountered Weirdworld, and that as long as he remained in the magical realm, he was essentially alive.
  • Occult Detective
  • Precursor Hero: He was this to Doctor Strange, both in-universe and out, according to this link.
  • Telepathy: He possesses some degree of telepathy.
  • Warrior Therapist
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After abandoned his superhero identity, he became more of a real, traditional druid, a fact reflected by his taking on the simple name of "Druid", and the new nature of his nature powers, but he let his feelings of rage and power lust take him over and went insane before to be killed by Hellstorm.

    Moon Knight 

Moon Knight

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Alter Ego: Marc Spector

Notable Aliases: Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, Fist of Khonshu, Mr. Knight

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night #32 (August, 1975)

Moon Knight, Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and Jake Lockley: four different aspects of the same man who was resurrected by Khonshu (the Egyptian Lunar-God of Vengeance and Justice) to serve as his "avatar." Those unjust mortals who prey upon the innocents traveling at night, with powers that come from the moon, beware the Vengeance of the Moon Knight!


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    Firebird 

Firebird

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Alter Ego: Bonita Juárez

Notable Aliases: La Espirita

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Secret Avengers

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #265 (November, 1981)

Bonita Juarez was raised as a devout catholic in Buena Vista in New Mexico. Bonita Juarez gained superpowers when she was hit by a ball of cold fire that came out of the sky. The fireball contained extraterrestrial radiation that gave Bonita energy-wielding powers. Initially fearful that this was the devil's work, Juarez eventually believed that the fireball was from the Firebird, a creature of Native American lore. Taking the creature's name, she became a costumed hero, eventually joining the West Coast Avengers.


  • Amicable Exes: With Hank Pym, her former West Coast Avenger's teammate.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Averted with her initial costume, a yellow unitard with red boots and gloves, and Firebird-themed shoulder pads and tiara. Played straight with her later second uniform (see above).
    • Taken to near-ridiculous extremes during her short tenure on Omega Flight, with her costume being made up almost entirely of buckskin-tassels and a giant fur-cape.
  • Flight
  • Heritage Disconnect: In her early appearances, from her Native American roots. Later stories would have her rediscover her Native American heritage.
  • Magical Native American: Downplayed somewhat, as her Catholic upbringing is more often brought up in reference to her heritage.
  • Out of Focus: For much of The '90s, despite being a recurring member of the team. Kurt Busiek rectified this in his run.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Seers
  • Spicy Latina
  • Twofer Token Minority: Hispanic and Native American.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Firebird has at least experienced hints that her powers may include some form of immortality, as she has survived exposure to radiation and been able to fly in space on her own, but she is clearly uncomfortable with the notion that she may never actually die.

    Demolition Man 

Demolition Man

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Alter Ego: Dennis Dunphy

Notable Aliases: D-Man, Demolition Dunphy, Scourge of the Underworld

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Thing #28 (October, 1985) note ; Captain America #328 (April, 1987) note 

A former professional wrestler, Demolition Man has had a dubious and difficult career as a costumed adventurer. Although he began as one of Captain America’s closest allies during a difficult time for the patriotic hero, much of his life following that has proven hard. Recently he has started working as Sam Wilson's pilot and field back up.


    Forgotten One 

Forgotten One

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Notable Aliases: Gilgamesh, Gil, Hero of Sumer, Lost Eternal, Beloved of the Muses, Dragon-Slayer, Forgotten Nemesis, Beast of Legend, King Gilgamesh

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Eternals #13 (July, 1977)

His true name lost in the mists of time, The Forgotten One is a member of the immortal race called the Eternals. He has been known by many names but he is once more who he must ever be: The Forgotten One.


    Mr. Fantastic 

Mr. Fantastic

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Alter Ego: Reed Richards

Notable Aliases: Invincible Man, Reed Benjamin

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, is the leader of the Fantastic Four. He can stretch his body to great distances due to his exposure to cosmic rays while in space. He is also considered to be one of the smartest men alive, using his brain to explore alternate dimensions and save the world alongside his family from science-based threats.


    Invisible Woman 

Invisible Woman

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Alter Ego: Susan Storm Richards

Notable Aliases: Invisible Girl, Captain Universe, Susan Benjamin, Malice, Mistress of Hate, Baroness Von Doom, Tabitha Deneuve

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)

Susan Storm is a founding member of the Fantastic Four and later the Future Foundation. She is able to create invisible force fields of any shape she conceives and able to turn herself and anything she's in contact with invisible. Sue is the wife of Reed Richards and the mother of their children, Franklin and Valeria.


    U.S. Agent 

U.S. Agent

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Alter Ego: John F. Walker

Notable Aliases: Jack Daniels, Super-Patriot, Captain America

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Doctor Doom's Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America #323 (November, 1986) note ; Captain America #333 (September, 1987) note ; Captain America #354 (June, 1989) note 

John Walker had his strength enhanced in hopes of being a hero for his country like his fallen brother. After a tenure upholding the mantle of Captain America, Walker re-established himself as U.S.Agent where he went on to have extensive service as a member of, and even leader to, the Avengers.


    Quasar 

Quasar

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Alter Ego: Wendell Elvis Vaughn

Notable Aliases: Marvel Boy, Marvel Man

Team Affiliations: The Avengers

First Appearance: Captain America #217 (January, 1978) note ; The Incredible Hulk #234 (April, 1979) note 

A former agent of SHIELD, Wendell Vaughn is a cosmic-powered superhero known as Quasar. Equipped with energy-manipulating Quantum Bands, Quasar was appointed Captain Marvel's successor as Protector of the Universe by Eon, and has been a valued member of the Avengers and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the past, he was in charge of Project PEGASUS, led the short-lived teams the Starmasters and the Annihilators, and acted as Avatar of Infinity.


See Quasar

    Human Torch (Android) 

Human Torch (Android)

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Notable Aliases: Jim Hammond, The Torch

Team Affiliations: West Coast Avengers, The Avengers

First Appearance: Marvel Comics #1 (October, 1939)

The original Human Torch, who fought in the second World War and was a member of the Invaders, is an artificial human created by Professor Phineas T. Horton. He is also (publishing-wise) the first ever Marvel super-hero!



Alternative Title(s): Tigra

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