published by DC Comics
Mari Jiwe Macabe is the name of the hero known as Vixen.
A decendent of the African hero Tantu, Mari
inherited the mystic amulet known as the Tantu Totem
which endowed Vixen with the ability to mimic the
attributes of any animal (strength of an elephant,
flight like the hawk, etc).
Mari is a successful fashion designer and model, who
discovered her heroic heritage and decided to continue
in the tradition of her family. She had a few adventures,
and the fell out of circulation for a while. When the
Justice League of America fell were looking for
members, Vixen was chosen as one of the new members,
along with Vibe, Steel, & Gypsy. Along with old
guard members Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Elongated
Man, and Aquaman, these heroes made up the Justice
League for a time.
Eventually, due to the efforts of Darkseid, super-heroing
was outlawed, and the Justice League disbanded. Some
of the new members were killed soon after when Professor
Ivo plotted revenge against the League. Vixen and
Martian Manhunter found Ivo and brought him to justice.
Vixen returned to modeling for a time, but eventually
linked up with the Suicide Squad in a couple of its
incarnations. She became romantically involved with
Bronze Tiger, but their relationship went through a
number of rough periods due to his conditioning by
the Assassins Guild.
Vixen has also had a number of adventures with the
hero Animal Man due to their common powers and reliance
upon the Morphogenic Field, which gives them their powers.