Created by: Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner
1st appearance:Action Comics #521, (July 1981)
Team Affiliations: Justice League
Weight: 140 lbs Height: 5’7
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Relatives: Reverend Jiwe (Father)
Skills and Abilities: Trained Psychiatrist, model, fashion designer and hand to hand combatant.
Powers: Vixen has innate animal mimicry powers which are further enhanced by her necklace the “Tantu Totem”. A drawback to her power is that she is occasionally overwhelmed by the feral nature of the animals she mimics.
As a child Mari grew up in a rural village in Africa where she always felt like an outsider. Her father was a reverend in the christian church who eventually cam into possession of the Tantu Totem, a voodoo relic said to contain the power of the god Anansi. Tragedy struck when her mother and father were killed and her uncle took possession of the totem. She managed to make her way to America where she became a successful super model and went on to study Psychiatry. Later she returned to Africa and retrieved the totem from her uncle and as the hero Vixen she joined the Justice League. When the team disbands she joins the suicide squad where she loses control of her powers and kills a man. She rejoins the Justice League after infinite crisis where she befriends Firestorm, green Lantern John Stewart and Cyborg. Her powers then go wild because of Anansi who she eventually defeats. When her powers were wild she could mimic the powers of even super humans. When Darkseid tries to rule the world she helps thwart his plans. After this she quits the Justice League saying they need more international branches to deal with crime on a global scale.