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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation's. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
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.
- Tiger Physiology: Tawky Tawny is a tiger and as such has all the same physical attributes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tawky Tawny was created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, first appearing in Captain Marvel Adventures #79. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Tawky Tawny first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League (Volume 2) #8 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
- 5 Appearances of Tawky Tawny (Prime Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Tawky Tawny (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Tawky Tawny (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Tawky Tawny (Prime Earth)
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