Tagak is an obscure, forgotten-and-that’s-prolly-for-the-best Daredevil character.
His main and first appearance was in 1971. He never amounted to anything.
However, he comes across as some eight-year-old boy’s concept for a cool super-hero. And there’s charm in that.
- Real Name: Unrevealed.
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: None known.
- Base Of Operations: Another dimension.
- Height: 5’11” (1.80 m). Weight: 165 lbs. (75 Kg.).
- Eyes: Green. Hair: Orange.
Powers and Abilities
On paper, Tagak enjoys cat-like power, agility and speed. In practice :
- He was easily floored by Daredevil (Matt Murdock).
- Both he and his pet could be hit by gunfire from ordinary shooters.
The Leopard Lord is blind. But he can see through the eyes of his companion – a huge leopard named Opar.
The beast is well-trained, but it has its limits and can get attack-happy.
Presumably, Opar was replaced by a similar leopard after its death. Truly, we all are but cogs for The Man.
Tagak comes from an unnamed dimensionOther realms of existence that are not our universe..
Although the locals somehow speak English, the geography seems entirely made of crystal. Both their society and environment are governed by alien rules.
Hark, a thief
This dimension was visited by a thief named Quothar, who absconded with a sacred statue. Local leadership (possibly called the Seven, although it might be the name of their religion) made Tagak and his brother-in-sight Opar responsible for recovering the artefact.
Tagak tracked Quothar to Earth-616The main Marvel Comics version of Earth., crossing over through a strange mirror.
The Leopard Lord caused quite a stir due to his bizarre appearance and behaviour. Meanwhile Quothar was busy robbing a New York City museum.
Daredevil and Tagak had a short fight. The crimson-clad acrobat thought that Opar was attacking a police officer. But they soon joined forces.
However, as they intercepted Quothar, Tagak fell into an ambush organised by the museum’s director. This man thought that the Leopard Lord was the culprit.
Opar was apparently killed by gunfire, blinding his master. Tagak himself suffered a concussion from being grazed by a bullet.
Thankfully, Daredevil took Quothar down. He then helped the blind Tagak return to his world.
Tagak the Leopard Lord was, quite improbably, one of the applicants during the “Defenders for a day” debacle.
This absurd, over-the-top comedy story is, for most featured characters, best ignored for continuity purposes.
Tagak does the noble savage / exotic prince thing.
“Caution, Opar — there is much here we do not yet understand !”
“Stop ?? The Lord of Leopards stops for no one !”
“Thank you, my friend … but this prey Tagak stalks alone ! Gently my pet, we must be as the summer’s breeze…”
DC Heroes RPG
Tagak the Leopard Lord
|Dex: 05||Str: 04||Bod: 04|
|Int: 04||Wil: 04||Min: 04|
|Inf: 04||Aur: 04||Spi: 04|
|Init: 015||HP: 020|
Eye of the cat: 08
Bonuses and Limitations:
Eye of the cat only works on specially trained leopards.
Acrobatics (Athletics, climbing): 07, Thief (Stealth): 04
The Seven (Low).
SPR (Blind), Distinct Appearance (at least on Earth), Misc. : Tagak is from another dimension and knows little about Earth civilisations and customs.
Lord of the leopards.
Opar is a very big, very fierce leopard.
|Dex: 06||Str: 05||Bod: 05|
|Int: 02||Wil: 01||Min: 02|
|Inf: 02||Aur: 00||Spi: 02|
|Init: 012||HP: —-|
Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 02, Claws: 02, Extended Hearing: 02, Jumping: 01, Running: 05, Super Hearing: 02, Swimming: 04, Ultra Vision: 04
Acrobatics (Climbing): 05, Thief (Stealth): 04
DC Adventures RPG
Tagak the Leopard Lord — Averaged PL5.4
Eye of the cat ● 2 points ● Descriptor: Unrevealed
Senses 2 (Tagak can see through the eyes of specially-trained leopard from his dimension).
Defensive Roll 2.
Sidekick 8 (Opar the Leopard).
Acrobatics 6 (+10), Athletics 8 (+10), Insight 3 (+4), Perception 3 (+4), Persuasion 1 (+2), Stealth 2 (+6).
|Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 2|
* Without Defensive Roll.
- Handicap Tagak is blind, and his sensory link with his leopard can only go so far.
- Alien Whilst on Earth, Tagak looked alien. He also knew little about this world and its customs.
- Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 5, Dodge/Toughness PL 6, Parry/Toughness PL 6, Fort/Will PL 5.
- Points total 70. Abilities 32, Defences 14, Skills 12, Powers 2, Devices 0, Advantages 10. Equiv. PL 5.
Opar the large leopard
STR 4, STA 3, AGL 3, DEX 1, FGT 4, INT -4, AWE 1, PRE -1
Skills: Athletics 2 (+6), Close combat (Unarmed) 5 (+9), Perception 4 (+5), Stealth 6 (+9).
Powers: Leaping 1, Senses 2 (Low-light vision, Scent), Speed 3, Swimming 3.
Source of Character: Old Daredevil and Defenders comics (Marvel Universe).
Helper(s): Chris Cottingham.