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Paula Brooks operated as the criminal known as the Tigress until 1948, when politician Tex Thompson offered amnesty to villains whose crimes fell short of murder in return for allegiance to his cause for a better America.

Lance Gallant (Captain Triumph) fell in love with her when he first met her at a charity ball that he helped fund, and the two of them began an affair.

In 1949, however, Tex Thompson's lover Joan Dale (Miss America) came to Brooks and Gallant one night with a locked diary that she secreted from Thompson's desk, feeling rather troubled about him. Brooks used a bobby pin to pick the diary's lock, and in it discovered that not only was Tex Thompson actually the Ultra-Humanite, but also that Dynaman was really Adolf Hitler's brain put inside Daniel Dunbar's body prior to its transformation.

At a rally in Washington, D.C. in 1950 where all costumed superheroes were to appear by Presidential decree to show their loyalty, Joan Dale publicly exposed Tex Thompson as being the Ultra-Humanite and attempted to also expose Dynaman as being Adolf Hitler in Daniel Dunbar's body when the Ultra-Humanite had Robert Crane (Robotman) silence her by murdering her in public. Brooks attempted to avenge Dale's death by taking on Robotman in her Tigress identity, but found herself overmatched, though she managed to shoot an arrow into one of his electric eyes. Gallant bravely confronted Robotman alone without using his Captain Triumph abilities to do so, though it cost him his life as he fatally electrocuted both himself and Robotman.

With the love of her life now gone, Brooks returned to her life of crime, though without her masked identity. Retired "mystery man" Johnny Chambers (Johnny Quick) commented that it was only a matter of time before she would end up killing someone.


Skilled archer, fighter, and thief.


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  • This version of the character is native to the JSA: The Golden Age series of stories. Her costume is modeled more after those of the modern-day Catwoman costumes.
  • Her mainstream universe counterpart, by comparison, started her career as a "mystery woman" called the Tigress, serving as a member of the Young All-Stars, and then became the criminal called the Huntress, marrying Lawrence Crock (Sportsmaster) and having a daughter through him named Artemis.



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