Mari was born in a small village of the M'changa province of the African nation of Zambesi. Her father was the village pastor, and raised her alone after Mari's mother was killed by poachers. As violence in their country began to escalate, her father sought to bring about peace by running for president, but was assassinated prior to the election by his rival (and unbeknownst to Mari, her father's half-brother) General Maksai. When Maksai's regime took over, Mari was forced to flee Zambesi and entered the US seeking political asylum.

She was placed in the care of a foster family once in the United States, living the life of an American teenager and eventually being discovered by a modeling agent. Becoming a well known model under the name Mari McCabe, she travelled all over the world for shoots and fashion shows. She eventually felt safe enough to go back to Zambesi, where she discovered the other reason why her father was assassinated: Maksai was in possession of a family talisman known as the Tantu Totem. Guided by her grandmother, once a bearer of the totem herself, Mari was able to take the Totem from Maksai's compound and return to America, becoming Vixen, now a super hero able to call upon the spirits of animals and take on their abilities as her own.

As she's grown older, she's become more experienced as a hero, and has also expanded her professional life as well. Modeling has expanded to being interested in fashion design, and she's come to enjoy being behind the camera as well as in front of it. So by day, Mari Jiwe McCabe fights for the safety and freedom of Zambesi, for animal conservation, and looks amazing doing it, but by night, Vixen comes out, fighting in a different way for what she believes is right.

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Mari is alluring and attractive, and knows how to put it to best use. It's her job, after all, as a model, but it also means she knows how to hold her own in a battle of wits and easily adapts to a variety of social situations to put herself to best advantage. She's just as confident in the middle of a high society charity ball as she is standing in the street while chatting with the guy selling her a hotdog.


Vixen isn't precisely soft-hearted, but she genuinely believes in principles of social justice, equality, and conservation. She often donates her time and her money to these causes in whatever ways she can manage both as Vixen and as Mari McCabe.


Well, she is a fashion model! Mari enjoys the high life, and is apologetic about doing so. She knows how to rub elbows, wears only the best clothes, loves pampering herself and looing sharp - but she never, ever forgets where she comes from.


No, seriously. She will call you out on your racism, your misogyny, your privilege; She doesn't fold under scrutiny and she will not hesitate to tell you what your problem is…and if necessary provide demonstration with a stilleto heel or a curving claw.


She is thankful for all that America has given her, but her heart belongs to Zambesi. Her home country is incredibly important to her, and one of her long term goals is to see the dictatorship overturned and for true democracy to be brought to pass there. She is incredibly proud of her heritage, and not afraid to show it.

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Vixen's nails can extend into claws, which are able to rend through substances as hard as concrete and soft metals. They have also been magically enhanced, making them dangerous to magic vulnerable opponents.


The descendents of the warrior Tantu have the ability to tap into the planet's morphogenetic field and manipulate it for their use. While the totem specifically harnesses the field to enable animal mimicry, without the talisman the chosen descendent still has some capabilities even if they are not using it. Vixen is able to communicate with animals, and override their predator/prey behaviors at will.


The Tantu Totem is an amulet resembling a fox's head that is worn on a necklace around the bearer's neck. It is actually an artifact given to the warrior Tantu thousands of years ago by an alien presenting as the spider god Anansi. The amulet would Tantu and all of his chosen descendants the ability to harness their innate ability to tap into the planet's morphogenetic field. When activated by touch, the Tantu Totem gives the bearer the ability to mimic any modern, pre-historic, or mythical animal.




Bearer of the Tantu Totem
Bearer of the Tantu Totem
Full Name: Mari Jiwe McCabe
Code Name: Vixen
Occupation: Model, Designer, Hero.
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail:
Age: 26
Height: 5'9"
Build: Statuesque
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Amber
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Megalyn Echikunwoke
Theme Song:
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: vixen
Played Since: July 2019

Last Posted Activity: 02 Aug 2019 05:00

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