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Quote1 Other than mom and dad, you're the first thing I can remember. You're the closest thing to family I've got. Quote2
-- Billy Batson src

Tawny is an ordinary tiger who resides in a zoo in Philadelphia. He shares a special bond with the adolescent Billy Batson, who would eventually gain the powers of the wizard Shazam, turning him into the champion of magic.

When Billy was under attack by the disgraced champion Black Adam, Tawny tried to help him but was easily defeated by the villain. Fearing for his old friend's life, Billy imbued Tawny with the power of Shazam, turning Tawny into his magical familiar. However due to his desperation Billy had cast the spell incorrectly, soon reverting Tawny back into his original form.

Powers

  • Tiger Physiology: Tawky Tawny is a tiger and as such has all the same physical attributes.
    • Claws: Tawny has razor sharp claws which it uses to slice into its prey.
    • Enhanced Senses: As a Tiger Tawny's senses are far superior then a humans as they use them in hunting prey.
    • Fangs: Tawny has fangs to cut into the meat and bone of his prey.
  • Divine Empowerment: When Tawny was injured in a battle with Black Adam he was granted the The Power of Shazam! by Billy Batson. When he was included into the family, the others grew weaker but granted Tawny enough strength to defend the only family he has.[1]
    • Superhuman Strength: Tawny, as a tiger, can strike with much more force than a human. Empowered by magic, he tore into Black Adam's shoulders causing him severe pain.[1]
    • Size Alteration: Empowered by magic, Tawny grew to be much larger than his usual self which added to his strength.[1]

Weaknesses

  • Tiger Brain: Because Tawny is a tiger he is no way near as intelligent as a human and isn't capable of basic human brain functions.

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Footnotes


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