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Selina Kyle went to the Gotham Zoo to check on a captive tiger when she was attacked from behind with a dart. An ape-like man kidnapped her in the presence of the guard zoo.

Quote1.png Doesn't it remind you of Blake's poem? "Tyger, Tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night". Quote2.png
Emile Dorian

Tyger, Tyger is an episode of season 1 of Batman. It premiered on October 30, 1992.

Synopsis for "Tyger, Tyger"

Selina Kyle went to the Gotham Zoo to check on a captive tiger when she was attacked from behind with a dart. An ape-like man kidnapped her in the presence of the guard zoo.

Bruce Wayne was waiting for Selina at a restaurant but he was informed that Selina called in saying that he would be delayed for she was visiting a friend at the zoo. Bruce arrived at the zoo and learned that Selina has been kidnapped. After looking nearby the tiger's cell, Bruce found the empty shell of the dart and took it to analyze it.

Elsewhere, Selina woke up and found herself tied-up to an experimental table and facing a cat-like humanoid creature. Another man showed up and introduced himself as Dr. Emile Dorian. He explained Selina that both creatures the ape-like man and the cat-like creature were both creations of him. His ape servant was called Garth and Dorian named the large one Tygrus. Dorian told Selina about his fascination with cats and that he kidnapped her to continue his experiments on the famous Catwoman as he injected her with a strong dose of the chemical that would trigger the transformation.

Batman went to see Dr. Kirk Langstrom and showed him that the dart contained a chemical compound similar to the one that once transformed him into the Man-Bat. Langstrom informed Batman that the person responsible for developing such a compound was Emile Dorian, a scientist with a fascination for cats and that was living in a island.

Batman went to the island and approached the main building at the core of it. He was discovered by Garth and both of them came crashing into the main room where Dorian was waiting. Batman demanded to see Selina and Dorian showed him what she has been transformed into. Batman was shocked to see Selina transformed into a humanoid cat-like creature and enraged he destroyed the cage where she was contained. Selina was confused and Batman was taking Dorian to justice but before he could act on it, Tygrus attacked Batman. Before things could escalate, Dorian offered Batman once chance to win the antidote for Selina by surviving in the island with Tygrus hunting him.

Batman and Tygrus went into the forest and the fight for survival begun. Meanwhile, Selina managed to escape Dorian's custody and went out looking for Batman. Selina found Batman and Tygrus and she talked to them and convinced Tygrus that Batman wasn't his enemy. Tygrus realized that she was right and returned to Dorian's castle. Batman and Selina arrived as well looking for the antidote but Dorian and Tyrgus were engaged in a fight because Dorian placed Selina in danger. Tygrus went berserk and destroyed the main room of the castle completely.

Batman and Selina barely made ii out of the castle and then it collapsed to the ground. Selina was saddened for Tygrus but he came out of the rubble with Dorian on his arms. Selina was a bit happier but then she realized that they would never find the antidote to return her to being human. Tygrus offered Selina to stay with him the way she was now but she told him that she needed to be human again. Tygrus held her hands/paws and bid farewell to her as it began to rain. Selina realized that Tygrus had placed the antidote on her hands and then she asked Tygrus to come along with them as there was nothing for him in the island to which Tygrus replied that there was nothing for him anywhere.

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  • This is the 30th episode to be aired and the 42nd to be produced.


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