Tiger Woman (Madam Fatal enemy) (Quality Comics)

Tiger Woman


An obscure character — she appeared once, in early 1941, in a book by a long since defunct publisher.

But she came up during our Madam Fatal research, and obscure 1940s characters do seem popular. Plus, for tabletop RPG players it’s always useful to have obscure, old characters to populate the past history of the setting.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: An “Indian” tribe.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 120 lbs..
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Tiger Woman is physically adept, but not exceptionally so.

Furthermore, she is armed with a small hollowed reed filled with a special powder. This powder is a poison that “turns the face to stone”. I assume that is a poetic description of a paralysing poison that stiffens the face, then the throat, and kills through asphyxiation.

The Tiger Woman is fully fluent in English and knows how to operate in modern (well, 1940s) America, up to and including driving cars. She is backed by a half-dozen native warriors who did not display those skills.


Tiger Woman is from an indistinct “Indian tribe”. It’s impossible to tell where she’s actually from.

The Tiger Woman and her native fighters

An American archaeologist named Taggart came to their land and pillaged some unspecified treasures of theirs. Thus, the natives decided to have their revenge.

Tiger Woman (so named by witnesses because of her distinctive hat and dress), who could operate seamlessly in the 1940s US urban society, came in with a cadre of warriors. Their mission was to track down and kill the explorers responsible for the theft.

(One hypothesis is that Tiger Woman and her operatives actually all are Americans, albeit from a particularly remote area. And that the other characters keep framing them as exotic, foreign savages out of sheer racism.)

The killing

They eliminated everyone but Taggart, who disguised himself in an attempt to ambush the attackers. Apparently Taggart had not warned the police, nor his wife. The archaeologist’s… odd stratagem ended up working, largely thanks to the serendipitous arrival of Madam Fatal in that conflict.

At the conclusion of the conflict, the uppity savages were all killed. Hooray for civilisation !


See illustrations.


She seemed to be competent and determined.


“No more will you come to our land to steal the treasures of my people !”

“As soon as Mrs. Taggart is dead, I will take care of you two meddlers — then I must leave, for my work is done here !”

DC Universe History

As a Quality character, Tiger Woman implicitly existed on DC’s Earth-1, and presumably existed in the past of the post-Crisis New Earth. Her foe Madam Fatal was confirmed to have followed that continuity path.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Tiger Woman

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Native leader
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 012 HP: 015

Weaponry (Hollow reed): 04

Likely some unrevealed Language.

Her tribe (High).

None demonstrated.

Hollow reed [BODY 01, Poison touch (No Range): 07, Ammo: 01].


Tiger Woman is from the Generic Indian Tribe, and is aided by Generic Indian Warriors (what else ?). Those have the following stats:

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Native warrior
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 007 HP: 000

Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Tribal stuff): 03

Likely some Generic Indian Language.

These guys do not seem to speak English.

Generic Indian Weapon [BODY 03, EV 03]. Examples included hatchets, tomahawks, machetes, spears and falchions.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Crack Comics #9 (Quality, later DC Universe).

Helper(s): Ethan Roe.