Real Name: Ralph Hardy
Identity/Class: Human empowered by mystic artifact (belt)
Affiliations: Jill Ross, Mighty Crusaders
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First Appearance: Adventures of the Jaguar #1 (Archie, September 1961)
History: During a Peruvian archaeological dig a gigantic serpent burst from the ground and began to terrorise the area. Ralph Hardy, who had been part of the dig, fled into a ruined temple and discovered a series of cave drawings depicting the ancient Incans battling the snake, along with a belt carrying the inscription "He who loves the animal kingdom may wear this belt and be transformed into a human jaguar." Putting on the belt, Hardy became the Jaguar, defeating the monster and going on to fight crime.
Comments: Created by Robert Bernstein and John Rosenberger.
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