Shakira (comics)

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Shakira
Shakiraw32.jpg
Shakira from The Warlord #32 and #33
Art by Mike Grell
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance The Warlord #32,
(November 1980)
Created by Mike Grell (writer and artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Shakira
Species Werecat
Place of origin Skartaris
Abilities Shapeshifts into a black cat, expert fencer and markswoman.

Shakira is a fictional character, a sword and sorcery heroine published by DC Comics. She first appeared in The Warlord #32 (November 1980) and was created by Mike Grell.

Fictional character biography[edit]

When Travis Morgan the Warlord encountered a lovely young woman in Skartaris captured by the evil Titans that lived on the Isle of Titans, he freed her. Calling herself Shakira, the former captive revealed a surprise for her rescuer. The Warlord was shocked to find that his damsel in distress was a feline shapeshifter.[1]

When he saved her from savage bird-men, Shakira became his ally. She set about repaying the favor when she shapeshifted her way out of a robot's trap that had ensnared both her and Morgan, and destroyed their mechanical torturer with its own laser weapons. Warlord asked Shakira if she was a woman who became a cat or a cat who became a woman, but she never gave him an answer.[2][3] In the strange world of Skartaris, Shakira has become Morgan's constant companion and a trusted friend.

Powers and abilities[edit]

  • Shakira is a werecat who can transform into a small black cat who always seems to sport a small golden spiked collar.
  • Her feline form seems to provide her with cat-like instincts even when fully human, such as a desire to chase mice, and a pathological fear of water.
  • She is a skilled fighter, both armed and unarmed, and an accurate shot with most firearms.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Shakira has appeared in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Chaos at the Earth's Core." Instead of becoming a black cat, the animated version of Shakira shapeshifted into a black panther. She appears in a beaten-up state warning Warlord about the approach of Deimos' army.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grell, Mike (w), Grell, Mike (p), Colletta, Vince (i). "Land of the Titans" The Warlord 32 (April 1980)
  2. ^ Grell, Mike (w), Grell, Mike (p), Colletta, Vince (i). "Birds of Prey" The Warlord 33 (May 1980)
  3. ^ Schweier, Philip (February 13, 2006). "Return to the Lost World of The Warlord". Comicbookbin.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. CBB: And finally...Is Shakira a cat who turns into a human, or a human who can turn into a cat?
    Mike Grell: The answer to your question is yes.
     
  4. ^ Dos Santos, Joaquim (director); Wayne, Matt (writer) (September 24, 2005). "Chaos at the Earth's Core". Justice League Unlimited. Season 3. Episode 29. Cartoon Network. 

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