Filmation Character
A Tawny 5
AKA: Mr. Tawny
Species: Tiger
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: Orange and black fur
Eyes: Orange
Relatives: Unknown
Apprentice: N/A
Base: Fawcett City
Affiliations: Marvel Family
Fawcett City Museum
Abilities: Super Intelligence[1]
Weaponry: None
A Tawny 7

Tawky Tawny is a tiger that is a friend of the Marvel Family. Tawny is unique to his species, as he has somehow developed the ability to talk, and he is also a biped, whereas other tigers are dumb animals. He is employed by the Fawcett City Museum.

Powers and Abilities

Super powers


  • Multilingual: Tawny can communicate with other members of his species, despite them being dumb animals. He does this through a series of roars and growls, which is common among tigers although not necessarily considered a language.


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  • Tawky Tawny first appeared in Captain Marvel Adventures, Vol. 1 #79 (December 1947).[2]
  • He was created by Otto O. Binder and C.C. Beck.
  • In the comics, Tawky Tawny is a native of Earth-S, which made it impossible to co-exist with characters like Superman, who were part of Earth-One. However, on Earth-1A,[3] this is not the case, since all of the Fawcett Comics and DC Comics characters all co-exist with one another.[4]
  • How Tawny was transformed into a super-intelligent/humanoid tiger was never revealed in the series. In the comics, a wide variety of explanations are given, depending on which version of the character.

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  1. His super intelligence is only by feline standards. He is approximately as intelligent as a human.
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Captain Marvel Adventures, Vol. 1 #79 published in December 1947.
  3. See article Earth-1A for more details.
  4. As is made evident in Legends of the Superheroes.