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Real Identity: Mari Jiwe McCabe
Affiliation(s): Justice League Unlimited
Appearances (JLU): Initiation, Dark Heart, Wake the Dead, Doomsday Sanction, Hunter's Moon, Flashpoint, Divided We Fall, Shadow of the Hawk, Flash and Substance, Grudge Match, Ancient History and Destroyer
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd, The Mirror Crack'd Part Two, The Mirror Crack'd Part Three, The Mirror Crack'd Part Four, The Mirror Crack'd Part Five, The Mirror Crack'd Part Six, and The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Powers: Mystical totem that grants animal attributes
Voiced By: Gina Torres
Mari McCabe grew up in Africa with her father, Reverend Richard Jiwe. Her father inherited a magical totem. In legend, the hero Tantu received this totem from Anasi the Spider. Jiwe's half-brother General Maksai tried to kill Jiwe and take the totem for himself. But Mari fled to the U.S. with the totem where she became a super model. As Vixen, Mari uses the totem to give her the abilities of one animal of her choosing at a time.
Recently, Vixen and Green Lantern started a romantic relationship. Despite knowing that Green Lantern still has feelings for Shayera Hol, Vixen openly told Shayera that she plans on dating him until the end. While marooned on an alien planet by a Thanagarian unit, Vixen revealed she had fought in the Thanagarian invasion and occupation of Earth. When not an active member of the JLU or off on the runway as a super model, Vixen resides in her loft in Chelsea, New York or in Detroit with John Stewart. Years after Darkseid and Lex Luthor vanished, Vixen attended Flash's surprise birthday party and made small talk with Shayera Hol. She was one of the Leaguers who fought Overman, a fascist doppelanger of Superman from a parallel universe.
J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shayera Hol, Batman, Vixen, and Green Lantern took Overman to the Watchtower with Lois Lane. Overman broke out of his prison and declared he was superior to all. He vowed to kill J'onn J'onzz first but Wonder Woman and Vixen struck him first with a simultaneous strike then Green Lantern immobilized him with his ring. After Wonder Woman vanished, Lane noticed Shayera react to Lantern and Vixen holding each other tightly. J'onn, Flash, Shayera, Batman, Vixen, Lantern, and Overman took the newly built Infinity-1 Javelin into the vortex. The true threat turned out to be an evil, deadlier, and infinitely more powerful doppelganger of Amazo dubbed Amazo II. The doppelganger revealed itself and cast the battle into the landscapes of everyone's minds. Flash and Vixen attacked Overman in tandem but were grabbed by the throat. Vixen saw Green Lantern holding the dead Shayera Hol in his arms and realized he never stopped loving her. Both Martian Manhunters discovered Amazo II's ruse and revealed the truth.
After the Multiverse crisis was ended, Vixen confronted Green Lantern on the emotions he expressed in the illusion where Shayera Hol died. Lantern claimed he was in shock from the stress of the moment and realized she thought he still loved Hol. Vixen clarified it meant he never stopped loving her. He denied it. Vixen admitted it brought out a truth she knew all along but just couldn't it admit it to herself and nor he. She broke up with him. Vixen helped in the battle against Grodd and his army of mutant gorillas in Washington DC.