Real Name: Zakir Shastri
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Mercenary, assassin
Enemies: Strikeforce: Morituri, Dr.Tuolema, Brava
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Strikeforce: Morituri (Marvel Comics)
Powers/Abilities: Like all Morituri, Tiger's strength and endurance are superhuman. Zakir could also generate energy from his hands capable of cutting through most objects - visually these resembled claws, hence his codename.
History: When a government conspiracy plotted a coup, they sought to recruit assassins with the unusual genetic structure that would allow them to undergo the Morituri process which had recently been developed to create supersoldiers during a war with the alien Horde. Zakir Shastri, a Middle Eastern mercenary with a formidable reputation, fitted the bill perfectly. Informed that a cure had recently been found for the fatal side effects of the Morituri process, he agreed to take the commission, both for the money and the powers it would provide.
He gained the ability to create "claws" of energy which could slice through most substances with ease, and took the codename "Tiger". His first assignment was the murder of one of the surviving Morituri from the recently ended war. He confronted and slew Brava while she was on a trip home to Spain. However he subsequently ran into Dr.Tuolema, the scientist who had empowered him, when both men were passing through an airport. Tuolema revealed that the cure he had been given was untested, and that he might have signed his own death sentence when he agreed to take the Morituri process. Angered, Tiger quit, and returned to India.
Comments: Created by James D.Hudnall.
Thanks to Enrique Acosta for images and information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Tiger, Judomaster's sidekick
Tiger Man, Street and Smith Golden Age hero
Tigerman, Fiction House Golden Age hero
Tigerman, UK character
Tiger-Man, Atlas / Seaboard
Tigra, Dutch heroine
Tigro the Wildman, ally of the Spider
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