Tawky Tawny was originally just a stuffed tiger doll, until it was animated by Lord Satanus to help the Marvel Family against his sister Blaze. Describing himself as a "pooka", he was only visible as a living person to Billy, Mary & Dudley. However, he was later made fully real through the magic of Ibis the Invincible. He has been helping the Marvel Family ever since.
During Freddy Freeman's trials to secure the power of Shazam, Tawky Tawny had information on the location of Mercury Sabina, Freddy's rival and candidate of the Council of Merlin, found Tawky first, but he refused to give the information to anyone but Freddy. When she threatened to take it by force, Tawky Tawny transformed into a sabretooth tiger and attacked her. However, Sabina was about to kill Tawky when Mercury revealed himself and lead her away. Freddy soon arrived on the scene, and Tawky urged him to go after Sabina.
During the Final Crisis, he was discussing the situation of the Marvel Family with Freddy Freeman before the Anti-Life Equation was released. One month later, he was present when Frankenstein led a posse of heroes(including Freddy) into Blüdhaven, but was knocked unconscious by Kalibak, who had been reborn in the body of tiger-man. Tawny regained consciousness and defeated Kalibak in combat, eviscerating him and gaining the admiration and loyalty of Kalibak's tiger-soldiers.
This section of the history takes place during Flashpoint, a massive crossover event set in an alternate timeline to the mainstream DCU. History was completely changed when Professor Zoom finally found a way to erase his nemesis the Flash without harming his own legacy.
In this universe Tawky Tawny is an ordinary tiger, kept on a leash by one of six children who each possess one of the powers of Shazam. He along with six human children are trapped in a subway car that transports them to the Rock of Eternity. There they meet the wizard Shazam who grants each of the children with a different one of the wizard's attributes.
By saying the word "Shazam" together, the six children possess the collective ability to turn into Captain Thunder, this timeline's version of Captain Marvel. When the children transform into Captain Thunder, Tawky Tawny becomes a Smilodon in armor. Pedro, the child who keeps Tawky on a leash, claims that due to the magic surrounding the tiger, most people only see him as a regular tabby cat.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Tenth Age of Magic: Due to the effects of the Tenth Age of Magic rewriting the book of magic Tawky Tawny has the ability to transform and gain enhanced strength, speed and agility.
- Tawky Tawny has strength roughly equivalent to that of an adult human male of his size and physique.
Tawky Tawny has, through unknown means, acquired a jetpack (similar to the one used by James Bond in "Thunderball"), and shown proficiency in its use.
- 27 Appearances of Tawky Tawny (New Earth)
- 7 Images featuring Tawky Tawny (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Tawky Tawny (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Tawky Tawny (New Earth)
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