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Tigra (Marvel)
Real Name: Greer Nelson
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Tigra possesses superhuman strength, agility, and senses.

Tigra suffers from conflicts between her human nature and her feline aspects. Occasionally, she becomes violently hostile or over-amorous.

When policeman's widow Greer Nelson couldn't find a job, her old physics professor hired her as a lab assistant. When Hydra attempted to kidnap Dr. Joanne Tumulo, Greer leapt to her defense. Greer was fatally shot with an "alpha radiation" pistol. Her mentor revealed that she was a member of a race of humanoids, mystically evolved from cats. She offered to save Greer, by making her one of them. Greer agreed. In a mystic ritual, a feline soul was bonded with her failing body. The combined being resembled one of the legendary warriors of the Cat People, so she was named Tigra. Although able to return to her human form with the aid of an enchanted amulet, Tigra preferred her feline form and abandoned her previous identity. Although she has served with the Avengers and the West Coast Avengers, she briefly worked in the New York City police, using the pseudonym Greer Sorenson, in order to bring the Brethren of the Blue Fist to justice for its role in the death of her husband.

During the Civil War, Tigra supported the registration act, although she expressed sincere concern about the fate of Captain America and the other heroes who opposed the Act and turned fugitive.

Subsequently as a registered hero and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., she served as an instructor in Camp Hammond and resumed her relationship with Hank Pym, unaware that he was in fact a Skrull.

After beating a criminal gang including Jigsaw, Tigra was attacked at her home by The Hood and his fledgling team of villains. Tigra was made an example of their power: she was shot, severely beaten and had her cat amulet stolen - all while being filmed. The Hood threatened to kill her mother if she crossed them again. The Hood and his entire crew later reappeared at her apartment, demanding to know the location of the New Avengers' secret headquarters so they could exact revenge for a defeat at their hands. Tigra intentionally gave him information that led them into an ambush. She joined in the battle and personally beat down the Hood, saving the life of Iron Fist in the process.

Tigra continued to serve in the Initiative as a senior staff member of the central organization, and was the leader of the Arkansas Initiative team "The Battalion." She briefly fought alongside She-Hulk's team of Lady Liberators as they battled Red Hulk.

After the end of the Skrull Invasion, Tigra learned that she had become pregnant by the Skrull posing as Hank Pym. Fearing she would give birth to a full-blown Skrull she decided to terminate the pregnancy, although during a fight with the cyborg clone of Thor (Ragnarok) her actions and sudden concern for her unborn child's well-being suggested that she might not be going through with the abortion and would instead end up giving birth to the child.

The arrival of Norman Osborn signaled the closure of Camp Hammond. Norman Osborn however had other plans for Tigra, having learned of her pregnancy from Trauma's files. Tigra explained to him that she had yet to make a final decision. Norman then rephrased his sentence to an order: either give the fetus now at five weeks pregnant or give the child when it is born. Norman wanted to study the child and use it to create a biological weapon. Needless to say, Tigra deserted and joined forces with Gauntlet, founding a new group named the Avengers Resistance with some former members of the New Warriors.
Behind the backs of her Resistance team-mates, Tigra began a campaign of revenge against the Hood for his earlier cruelty to her, singling out Percy Grimes (one of the Brothers Grimm), Razorfist and the Mandrill for harsh beatings.

Tigra was de-facto leader of the Avengers Resistance, opposing Norman Osborn's takeover of the Initiative.

After Norman Osborn's fall, Tigra joined the Avengers Academy as a teacher. She learned from Hank Pym that her baby had no Skrull DNA. Pym theorized that this was because his Skrull doppelganger was exactly like him down to the genetic level.

Created by Tony Isabella, Gil Kane, Don Perlin, John Romita, Sr. & Roy Thomas.

First Appearance: Giant-Size Creatures (1974) #1

Other Identities:
Cat (Marvel)(01 - Greer Nelson)

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Issue Appearances:
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Ant-Man & Wasp (2011)
Ant-Man: Season One (2012)
Avengers (1998)
Avengers (2010)
Avengers [GER] (2011)
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS (2014)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Arena (2013)
Avengers Assemble (2004)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers Infinity (2000)
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
Avengers Undercover (2014)
Avengers United They Stand (1999)
Avengers West Coast (1989)
Avengers: Solo (2011)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil (2009)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Black Panther (2005)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2017)
Captain America Corps (2011)
Captain America: Hail Hydra (2011)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Chaos War (2010)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: The Initiative (2007)
Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
Die Rächer (1979)
Doctor Strange (1974)
Enter the Heroic Age (2010)
Essential Punisher (2004)
Eternals (1985)
Excalibur (1988)
Fall of the Hulks: Alpha (2010)
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk (2010)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
Fear Itself: Captain America (2012)
Fear Itself: The Home Front (2011)
Fearless Defenders (2013)
FF (2011)
G.L.A. (2005)
Giant-Size Creatures (1974)
Girl Comics (2010)
Hercules (2005)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Hulk (2008)
Hulk Smash Avengers (2012)
I Am An Avenger (2010)
In the Night Studio: Illustrations After Dark by Dan Brereton (2017)
Inhumanity: The Awakening (2014)
Iron Man (1968)
Jessica Jones: Avenger (2016)
JLA/Avengers (2003)
Kostajat / The Avengers (2011)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Atlas (2008)
Marvel Chillers (1975)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Divas (2009)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue (1991)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel Zombies Supreme (2011)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
Marvels: Eye Of The Camera (2009)
Maximum Security (2000)
Maximum Security Dangerous Planet (2000)
Mephisto Vs. ... (1987)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Ms. Marvel (2006)
New Avengers (2005)
New Avengers (2010)
New Avengers: The Reunion (2009)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004 (2004)
Quasar (1989)
ROM (1979)
Secret Avengers (2013)
Secret Empire (2017)
Secret Invasion: Requiem (2009)
Secret Wars II (1985)
She-Hulk (2004)
She-Hulk (2005)
She-Hulk (2014)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
Spider-Woman (1978)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Avengers (1963)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
The New Avengers 100 Project (2011)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Punisher (2016)
The Sensational She-Hulk in Ceremony (1989)
The Thing (2006)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
The Unstoppable Wasp (2018)
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985)
Thor (1998)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Tigra (2002)
Ultimate End (2015)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
War Machine (2009)
Werewolf by Night (1972)
West Coast Avengers (1984)
West Coast Avengers (1985)
West Coast Avengers (2018)
What If? (1977)
What If? Avengers Disassembled (2006)
What If? Civil War (2008)
What If...? (1989)
Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow (1998)
Young Avengers (2005)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers (Marvel)
Avengers Academy (Marvel)
Avengers Resistance
Brethren of the Blue Fist
Cat People
Initiative (Marvel)
Lady Liberators
Legion of the Unliving (Marvel)(01)
New Warriors (Marvel)
S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel)
West Coast Avengers

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