"Tooth and Claw": Batgirl is investigating a tiger attack at a FoxTek office. Preliminary evidence leads to Qadir, but Barbara doesn't really believe he let the tiger in the building and recommends him to stay home and lay low until she gets the case sorted out.
- HEY, FROSTY FLAKES! ... Not smart, Babs! Not smart!
- — Batgirl
Synopsis for "Tooth and Claw"
Batgirl is investigating a tiger attack at a FoxTek office. Preliminary evidence leads to Qadir, but Barbara doesn't really believe he let the tiger in the building and recommends him to stay home and lay low until she gets the case sorted out.
The next day, another tiger attack at another office building leaves a man mauled. It's suspected now those attacks have been co-ordinated. However all the zoo animals in Gotham are accounted for. So, where those tigers came from?
Batgirl heads off to check out the VitaSoft office building. As investigating the place, she finds Frankie snooping around on her own. Frankie has found a lead: whoever is behind the tiger attacks is using Burnside college student's biometrics to access security. Nonetheless, Barbara is angry and upset. She tries to convince her friend to leave the fieldwork to her, but Frankie doesn't want to stay behind a monitor giving tech support.
Barbara's investigation leads her to Baetech, another Burnside tech firm. She arrives at the place just in time to save a person from a third attack, although she nearly got torn apart. Later Frankie is tending her wounds and tells she has figured out that a Barbara's friend is the only person who has been recently in contact with all students involved in the case. Barbara can not believe her friend Jeremy is involved so she focus on tracking where the tigers are coming from.
That night, Alysia's girlfriend Jo sneaks in a warehouse. Her animal rights group intercepted a shipment of tigers, bound for an illegal private zoo, following an anonymous tip. Their plan was to hold the tigers while they got the authorities' attention. But now she suspects her group is being framed. Someone started releasing the tigers, and the trail now leads back to her group.
As she is trying to lure a pair of tigers out of the warehouse, she is caught by Velvet Tiger.
Appearing in "Tooth and Claw"
- Jeremy DeGroot
- Jo Muñoz
- Nadimah Ali
- Qadir Ali
- Ralph Dean (Only appearance; dies)
- Valerie Skorova (Single appearance)
- Luke Fox last appeared in Batman Eternal #52
- Batgirl calls the tiger "Frosty Flakes", a reference to Tony the Tiger, the mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.
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