Tiger Lily (Peter Pan)
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|Peter Pan character|
1907 illustration of Tiger Lily by Oliver Herford
|First appearance||Peter and Wendy (1904)|
|Created by||J. M. Barrie|
|Family||Great Big Little Panther (father)|
She is the princess of the "Piccaninny-tribe" (Native Americans) living on the island of Neverland. She is apparently old enough to be married, but she refuses any suitors because she desires Peter Pan overall. She is jealous of Wendy and Tinker Bell. Tiger Lily is nearly killed by Captain Hook when she is seen boarding the Jolly Roger with a knife in her mouth, but Peter saves her. In the earlier versions of Peter Pan, it is assumed that she disapproves of Wendy and even Tinker Bell at one point because of her envy.
In other media
In the Disney animated film of the same name, Captain Hook kidnaps Tiger Lily (voiced by Corinne Orr) which led her father Big Chief to suspect that the Lost Boys were responsible. At Skull Rock, Captain Hook asks her where Peter lives. She refuses to tell him. Hook leaves her drowning at Skull Rock, but she is saved by Peter, who brings her back to her tribe. While the Indians celebrate, Wendy becomes upset with Tiger Lily for falling in love with Peter.
Tiger Lily appears in Peter Pan & the Pirates voiced by Cree Summer. She and her brother Hard-to-Hit sometimes tag along with and aid their friends Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, The Darling Siblings and The Lost Boys on their many adventures.
Tiger Lily appears in Once Upon a Time portrayed by Sara Tomko. In this version, she started out as a fairy that was the fairy godmother to a baby Rumplestiltskin and a friend of the Blue Fairy. During a talk with Rumpelstiltskin's mother Fiona about her son's destiny, Fiona started to take great lengths to protect her son which started by snatching Tiger Lily's wand and casting a spell that converted Fiona into a fairy. Tiger Lily was present when Fiona attempted a magic scroll that would send anyone to a Land Without Magic and even witnessed Fiona's transformation into the Black Fairy upon becoming corrupted by the dark magic she was creating. Before Tiger Lily can be killed by the Black Fairy, the Blue Fairy appeared and banished the Black Fairy to the Dark Realm. At some point, Tiger Lily gave up her fairy wings and relocated to Neverland where she had a history with Captain Hook. Upon saving Captain Hook from the remnants of the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily gives Captain Hook a piece of a wand that he needs to return to Storybrooke to give it to Emma Swan. After Captain Hook sent his Shadow to Storybrooke and gave the wand piece and his hook to Emma Swan, she used a portal to go to Neverland where she saved Captain Hook from the remnants of the Lost Boys while Tiger Lily escaped during the confusion.
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