>As for HTH fighting skills, in all honesty I'd put Tigra more on a par with Hellcat, Silver Sable, Mockingbird, and Black Cat than Black Widow (who IMO is 1 tier higher), but of course on top of the skill Tigra has near-Spidey physical stats, strength, agility, speed, etc.
Tigra is in a class well beyond Mockingbird, Silver Sable, Hellcat, etc. She's not just a human acrobat in a bikini...She has enhanced animal-like senses at least on par with Black Panther and probably as keen as Wolverine's. SHe has SUPER strength, not just olympic level or peak-human strength and dexterity. She can also run at least 70mph..she's quick, stealthy, has claws which can slash through metal...And don't forget: she has empathic sensitivity too. Not to mention all the enhancements which resulted from her training before she became The Cat (photographic memory, etc.)
Why does she wear the bikini?? It's too tempting to blame her and claim she's a "floozy". No...the sad fact is it's the writers/artists/editors at Marvel who keep her in a bikini and then diss her character. Look at all the guys who used to wear speedos: ROBIN, THE BEAST, NAMOR, THE THING, etc...now they all wear spandex shorts or other gear more appropriate for combat. But not Tigra...why? 'She's hot dude it and more fun to draw and see her running around in a thong' It's pure sexism.
They should give the lady a break and deck her out in something much more appropriate - then maybe other talent and the readership will at least start to take her seriously.
> They should give the lady a break and deck her out in something much more appropriate - then maybe other talent and the readership will at least start to take her seriously.
Tigra's always worn a bikini, including in the 1970's Marvel Chillers comics. I never had a problem with her costume, but with the way that writers treated her from the 1980's up to today with some writers. Since she's such a visual character, it makes sense her costume shows her fur. Though I must admit, many years ago, I designed a 1-piece costume for her.