|Mari Jiwe McCabe|
|Citizen of an unknown African nation, naturalized as an American citizen.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Mystically empowered human with the ability to harness the abilities of one animal at a time.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and acrobat.
Totem of Tantu: Mystic amulet which grants the descendents of Tantu the mystical power to call upon the abilities of animals.
Note: Anyone who attempts to use the totem for evil is transformed into a mindless beast.
|Justice League of America|
|Action Comics #521 (July, 1981)|
|Gerry Conway & Curt Swan|
In ancient times the African spider god Anansi gave a man, Tantu, a totem to call upon the powers of the animal kingdom to battle against evil.
A descendent of Tantu, the Reverend Richard Jiwe, dedicated himself to using the totem to bring peace to Africa after his wife was killed by poachers. However Jiwe was killed by his half-brother General Maksai, who craved the totem's power.
Jiwe's young daughter, Mari fled to America assuming a new name. As an adult she acquired the totem previously held by her uncle using its amazing powers as Vixen.