Kasper Cole (Character)

Kasper Cole-The White Tiger

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Christopher Priest and Andy Kubert

1st appearance: Black Panther #50, 2002

Alias: Bi-Racial Black Panther, Black Panther, The White Panther, White Tiger

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: The Crew, the Panther Cult, NYPD

Legal Status: U.S Citizen with no criminal record

Weight: 195 lbs    Height: 5’11

Eyes: Brown            Hair: Black

Relatives: Jonathan Peyton “Black Jack” Cole/Kibuka (Father), Ruth Cole (Mother), Gwen (Fiance), Nigel Blacque/Triage (Half Brother)

Skills and abilities: Skilled marksman with firearms, trained detective, trained in a unique acrobatic wakandan fighting style.

Powers: All his natural abilities have been enhanced to peak human levels thanks to a synthetic version of the herb shaped herb which grants the Black Panther’s their power.

Equipment: His vibranium weave costume renders him bulletproof. His gloves house anti-metal claws that dissolve other metals and he carries and energy dagger and Kimiyo card which can pick up satellite signals and block radio transmissions. His vibranium alloy boot soles allow him to run up walls, land without injury from heights of 50 ft or slice through metal.

Biography

The son of African born New York cop Black Jack and a Jewish Mother, Cole was nicknamed Kasper by his Harlem peer for having such light skin. As a teen he witnessed his father framed for drug possession and fought an uphill battle to get through college and take care of his mother and girlfriend Gwen. Cole was a reckless cop hungry for a promotion as a result him and his crew carried out unauthorized drug busts drawing the attention of the crooked hire ups. Stealing a bulletproof Black Panther costume from his sergeant, Tork changed his life forever. He was set up by Sal who incidentally had also set up his father years before. The cat suit saved his life though his crew ended up hospitalized. Suspended form the force he posed as the Black Panther/T’challa and cut a swath through the ranks of the 66 Bridges and its regional head Nigel Blacque. When he realized he was in the cross hairs of T’challa and his stepbrother Hunter and counseled by the Falcon he sought to gain control of his own destiny. To make himself a better hero he tried to gain permission to eat the heart shaped herb by undertaking the rite of ascension. Killmonger who was head of the wakandan council at the time offered him and artificial version of the herb in exchange he would be indebted to him and drop the Black Panther mantle and instead become the white Tiger of the Panther Cult. Queen Divine Justice later assisted him in tracking down Sal’s son. After all this he donned a new costume and became the white tiger. Joining together with James Rhodes, Junta and Josiah X, he continued to battle the 66 bridges in the first black superhero team from marvel comics; “The Crew”.

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