Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Personal Info:
Real Name: Todd Arliss
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Pasadena, California
First Appearance: Sub-Mariner Vol.1 5
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Masters Of Evil VII, former member of Masters Of Evil III-IV and Deep Six
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Sub-Mariner
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Tiger Shark has had his Strength, Agility and Endurance enhanced.
Body Armour: Tiger Shark's augmented flesh provides protection against the pressures of the deep and physical attacks.
Water/Air Breathing: Tiger Shark has gills and can breathe in water as well as on land.
Swimming: Tiger Shark can swim at up to 60 Miles per hour.
Teeth: Tiger Shark has shark like teeth and can use them as a weapon.
Resistance's:Tiger Shark is resistant to cold which is another adaptation to undersea life.
Todd Arliss was a champion Olympic swimmer. Following the Olympics, he planned to become a professional swimmer, having earned an estimated half million dollars in advances for public exhibitions. Before his professional career could get underway, however, he severely injured his back and legs while rescuing a man who had fallen overboard from a private craft. Although able to walk, he was told that he would never be able to swim again. Arliss spent a large part of the advance money he had received seeking medical help. He eventually discovered Dr. Lemuel Dorcas, a criminally motivated marine biologist who promised Arliss that he would be able to make him swim again. Under protests from his sister Diane, Arliss accompanied Dorcas to an undersea laboratory located off the North Atlantic coast.
Dorcas subjected Arliss to a great variety of experimental procedures, involving high-frequency radiation therapy that restored the damaged nerve tissue and ligaments. Dorcas placed Arliss within the "morphotron," an experimental device capable of imprinting upon a human being the genetic pattern of another creature, in this case a tiger shark. Dorcas had constructed a robot to search out and capture sharks for experimentation, and coincidentally it captured Prince Namor, the Submariner Namor and several sharks were used to provide a compound genetic pattern of great superhuman potential. Arliss was transformed into a superhumanly powerful amphibious creature. Dorcas provided Arliss with a specially prepared suit and mask, and dubbed him Tiger Shark.