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 "There are a million ways to help people, to make the world a better place... Ways that don't have anything to do with fists and guns and corpses!"


 "I'm just saying. You think you've got a shot, take it. I'm not worried."


Vixen is A DC Comics character created by Gerry Conway. The character was created c. 1978, intended to become the protagonist of a new series. However, the DC Implosion cancelled many ongoing titles of the time and ended the plans for new ones. What was intended as her debut story ended up published in "Cancelled Comic Cavalcade" #2 (Fall, 1978). An edition only available to DC employees. But the character was not forgotten. Her official introduction to the reading public was "Action Comics" #521 (July, 1981).

Mari Jiwe McCabe, while growing up in an African village, heard the legend of the “Tantu Totem” from her parents. She was the daughter of Reverend Richard Jiwe, the village priest, who was her sole caretaker, as poachers, lead by a man named Kwesi, killed her mother years ago. Reverend Jiwe himself was killed by his half-brother (Mari’s uncle) General Maksai. Makasai wanted the Tantu Totem, which had been in Reverend Jiwe’s possession.

Now orphaned, she fled to America. She set up an identity for herself as Mari McCabe and used her beauty to become a well-known fashion model in New York City. She used her newfound wealth to travel the world. On a trip back to Africa, she came across her uncle, and stole back the Tantu Totem, using its power to become the Vixen.

She has also maintained a fabulous modeling career.

She's never really been a solo hero, appearing on many teams including the Suicide Squad, the Justice League of America, and the Birds of Prey.

She was one of the stars of Justice League Unlimited and consequently its comic book series.

With the relaunch of the entire DC Universe in September 2011, Vixen was reintroduced as part of the Justice League International.

The tropes on this page refer much more heavily to the Comics, than the DCAU counterpart

Tropes associated with Vixen include:

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