Dr. Dorian, a mad scientist who wanted to create the perfect creature, Tygrus artificially created with the belief that cats were the final creatures on Earth.
Tygrus was born in a lab, created with many features, including increased agility, strength and endurance. He lived in an isolated area on an island near South America with Dorian. Here Tygrus Dorian trained in the use of its advanced capabilities and even taught him to speak. Tygrus loyalty "to his father was unquestioned, but he grew up to be lonely.
Miss watching your creation to a partner, Dorian took an interest in Catwoman which led to his kidnapping. Tygrus was immediately struck by her and was delighted when Dorian injected her with a serum that turned her into a true catwoman. However, no Catwoman returned Tygrus affections "that led him to seek a way to prove it. When Batman came to the island to save Catwoman, Tygrus Dorian said that if he could beat Batman and prove himself the best he win the affections Catwoman. Tygrus Both Batman and were released into the jungle and hunted down his prey. After some brief fighting, was stopped by Tygrus Catwoman who said she could not be won through violence. Puzzled, he returned Tygrus to Dorian, who rebuked him for his ingenuity. However, Tygrus still remained uncertain about their use of violence that led to trying to kill Dorian Catwoman saying, "You ruined it!"
Still in love with Catwoman, Tygrus protected her. This act of defiance to warn caused Dorian: "I created you, I can destroy you!" Realizing that his father never saw him as a real child, Tygrus went on a rampage and destroyed the lab he was born in. However, he could not bring himself to let the man who called his father for so long to die and saved the lab on fire. Hoping that this new law would win it, Tygrus Catwoman asked to stay with him, but she refused saying she could not live in a state of flux. Heartbroken, but unable to deny their love, Catwoman Tygrus gave the antidote to his condition and, unfortunately, returned to the jungle. Catwoman offered to stay with her in Gotham saying, "There is nothing for you here." Tygrus heartbroken and depressed replied: "There is nothing for me anywhere."
Powers and Abilities
As a mutant creature cat Tygrus possessed superhuman strength and speed, which exceeded that of Batman. He was also able to dominate an ape-man, Garth, in single combat. Possessing sharp teeth and claws, it could be a very deadly fighter even in melee combat.
He was also a very agile creature and was able to climb trees and leap great distances.
Cat senses are improved as compared to humans, it was suggested that the senses Tygrus' have been improved, he would be able to control the other through smell, your audience exceeded that of any human being and his night vision was excellent.
Tygrus also exhibited a resistance to gas bombs of Batman indicating that he had a high immune system.
Tygrus returns in The Adventures of Batman # 21. He reappears in Gotham after Emile Dorian escapes from Arkham. Again he joins Dorian when he recruits Man-Bat and Anthony Romulus in a plot to capture Catwoman due to being deceived. Man-Bat, Tygrus, Dorian and Romulus are all apparently killed in an explosion at the end.
Species: cat-creature created artificially
Relatives: Emile Dorian
Affiliations: Emile Dorian
Abilities: Super strength, agility, endurance
Weapons: Sharp teeth, claws
Voiced by Jim Cummings