Tiger Shark (Marvel)(01 - Todd Arliss)
Real Name: Todd Arliss
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Tiger Shark is an amphibian humanoid that combines traits of a human, an Atlantean (Homo mermanus), and a tiger shark. Before gaining his powers, Todd Arliss was a record-breaking Olympic swimmer, and with his powers he can swim at about 60 miles per hour. He possesses superhuman strength and durability that rivals Namor's own physical ability, but he must be constantly emerged in water in order for him to retain this strength level. Tiger Shark's strength level is slightly below Namor's abling him to lift 80 tons (Namor can lift 85 tons.). Tiger Shark has the amphibious nature and all of the physical capacities of an Atlantean. He heals extremely quickly and has highly accute senses. He also possesses a hunting instinct inherited from his shark genes; once Tiger Shark locks onto prey, he cannot stop tracking it until he has captured it or been forcibly repulsed. Since his recent mutation, Tiger Shark has gained the ability to deliver powerful bites.
Since his recent mutation, Tiger Shark has a fin on his back which extends over his head, pointed teeth, grey skin, and gills.
Before his recent mutation, Tiger Shark wore a tightly-fitting orange bodysuit with a large fin that ran from the top of his head down his spine. The costume had jagged spines running between the wrist and the elbow as well as all the way down its legs. It had a jagged-edged patch of grey that ran down its center, as well as grey boots and gauntlets. The rest of it was a dull orange, though initially it was red. Water was constantly circulating through the suit, allowing him to maintain peak strength in any situation.
After his mutation, Tiger Shark replaced this with a yellow, maskless bodysuit with black bands on the neck, arms and legs.
Todd Arliss was originally a championship American swimmer who was severely injured when he rescued a man who fell overboard. Desperate to regain his swimming ability, he approached a mad scientist, Doctor Dorcas, who 'cured' him by blending his DNA with both Namor's Atlantean (Homo mermanus) DNA and that of a tiger shark. The process altered his personality, making him savage, cruel, greedy and predatorial. He subsequently struck out as a villain.
He has committed numerous crimes, including murdering Namor's father, Leonard McKenzie. He also was crowned King of Atlantis by placing Lady Dorma under duress. Later, he renounced this life of crime for a time and married into a tribe of undersea nomads, renaming himself Aryls Tigershark in the process. Sadly his rage and depravity returned after his pregnant wife Mara, his unborn son, and the rest of his tribe, were slaughtered by savage undersea creatures called the Faceless Ones.
During one of his fights with Namor, he also became involved in a battle with Spider-Man.
Tiger Shark has a sister, Diane Arliss, who is ironically married to a superhero, oceanographer Dr. Walter Newell, who is better known as Stingray.
Tiger Shark has recently mutated, making his shark genes dominant; he is now a humanoid shark, with fanged jaws, scaly grey skin and fins. However, in recent appearances, he is at times depicted as more human.
Tiger Shark has been a recurring member of the Masters of Evil under both Egghead and Baron Zemo.
FA: Sub-Mariner (1968) #5 (9/68)
First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner (1968) #5
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#1 All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016)
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#9 Avengers Finale (2005)
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Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha (2016)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega (2016)
Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016)
Code of Honor (1997)
#3 Dark Reign Files (2009)
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Dark Reign: Lethal Legion (2009)
#1 Deadpool (2008)
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- 'Lethal Legion: Part 2'#3
- 'Lethal Legion: Part Three'
#5 Deadpool & the Mercs For Money [I] (2016)
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#7 Elektra (2014)
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#6 Fall of the Hulks: Alpha (2010)
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- 'Double Tap: Part 2 of 2'
#1 Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
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#2 Fantastic Four (1961)
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#385 Fantastic Four (2014)
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#9 Fear Itself (2011)
- 'East of Eden Part One'
#2 Fear Itself: The Deep (2011)
- 'Chapter 2: The Worthy'
Fear Itself: The Home Front (2011)
#8 Harley-Davidson/Avengers (2012)
- 'Forever Endeavor'#9
- 'A Man Walks into a Bar...'
#1 Hawkeye: Blindspot (2011)
- 'Heroes Arise'#2
- 'Heroes Arise'
#10 Jessica Jones (2016)
- 'Love & Death'#11
- 'Trapped In A World They Never Made'#12
- 'Winner Takes All'
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
#53 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'Animals Under the Skin/Final Jeopardy/Brotherly Love/Heads I Win, Tales You Lose'#54
- 'Long and Winding Road/The Moon is a Harsh Mistress/Confrontation/The Dark Light of Kali'#55
- 'With Friends Like These/The Gathering Storm/Pursuit/The Songs of Mary Tao-Yu'#56
- 'On the Road/Children of the Beast/Family Matters/Any Number Can Play'#77
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
#14 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Mayhem is... the Men-Fish!'
#55 Marvels Companion (2014)
- 'Giants In The Earth'
TPB Ms. Marvel (1977)
- 'Marvels Companion'
#15 Ms. Marvel (2006)
- 'The Shark Is a Very Deadly Beast!'#16
- 'The Deep Deadly Silence!'
#30 Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
- 'Secret Invasion: The Battle of Manhattan Conclusion'
#34 New Avengers (2005)
- 'Call From Home'#35
- 'Dark Awakenings'#36
- 'Killing Time'#37
- 'When Princely Blood Is Shed'#38
- 'Shadows Of Ancient Evils: A Tale Of the Man Called Namor'#39
- 'Family Reunion'#40
- 'Bitter Sacrifices'#46
- 'The Seablasters'#47
- 'Into The Black Abyss'#58
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New Warriors (2005)
Occupy Avengers (2017)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
#13 Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
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- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 2'#15
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 3'
#10 Secret Avengers (2010)
- 'Losses in Battle'#12
- 'Triumphs and Tragedy'
#29 Secret Empire (2017)
- 'A Council Of Masters'#30
- 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'
#5 Spider-Woman (2016)
- 'The Big Picture Part One: More Than a Handful'#6
- 'The Big Picture Part Two: Minor Complications'
Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
#1 Tales to Astonish (1979)
- 'Slayers From The Sea!'#2
- 'In The Midst of Life...! / The Way to Dusty Death !'#3
- 'If Vengeance Fails !'
#6 The Avengers (1963)
- 'And to the Vanquished -- Death!'
#222 The Defenders (1972)
- 'A Gathering of Evil!'#228
- 'Trial and Error!'#229
- 'Final Curtain!'#230
- 'The Last Farewell!'#273
- 'Rites of Conquest'#274
- 'Divided... We Fall!'
#7 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'War Below the Waves!'
#160 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Nightmare in Niagara Falls!'
HC The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#11 The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
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The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#11 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'S-U: From Subterraneans to Ursa Major'
#8 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
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- 'Super-Adaptoid to Umar'
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
#5 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
- 'Watch Out For... Tiger Shark!'#6
- '...And To the Vanquished-- Death!'#7
- 'For President -- The Man Called Destiny!'#9
- 'The Spell of the Serpent!'#15
- 'The Day of the Dragon!'#16
- 'The Sea That Time Forgot!'#24
- 'The lady and the Tiger Shark!'#43
- 'Namor Betrayed!'#45
- '...And Fire Stalks the Skies!'#46
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#3 Thunderbolts (2016)
- 'Too Many Masters!'#18
- 'Career Opportunities'#19
- 'Heat & Pressure'#20
- 'Decisions Part 1: Turning Point'#22
- 'Decisions Part 3: Taking a Stand'#23
- 'Public Relations or Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200'#24
- 'The Eye of the Storm'#25
- 'Saving the World'
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness (2008)
Villains For Hire (2012)
#1 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Knight Takes King'#2#3
- 'No Strings'
What If? Spider-Man: House of M (2010)
#19 Wolverine (2010)
- 'Heroes & Villains'#20
Wolverine and Deadpool (2010)
#10 X-Men (2010)
- 'Showdown With Daken!'
- 'The Boneyard, Part 1'
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
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