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    Default Wildcat (Yolanda Montez)





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    With Yvette Monreal cast to play Wildcat (Yolanda Montez) in the upcoming DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’.

    (Brian Stapf also cast as Ted Grant/Wildcat) He has his thread here - https://community.cbr.com/showthread...hlight=wildcat
    (Series also stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitemore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler, and more...)

    Thought it was time for her own thread.
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    The idea first appeared in promotional material for the new Infinity Inc. series appearing in All-Star Squadron #28,
    She is shown riding a cat-cycle, and oddly called "La Garro" which makes no sense. La is feminine, Garro (masculine) really means nothing.
    Although La Garra is feminine for "Claw", could be what they meant? And would not have been a bad name.
    However they did not go with the name or look.



    Created by Roy Thomas, Dannette Thomas and Don Newton.
    Yolanda Montez debuted in Infinity Inc. 12 (March 1985).
    Her "powers" were revealed in #16



    In a slow burn build she would inevitably make her costumed debut in #23
    In the midst of the Crisis of Infinite Earths wide line event:

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    And in #25 a charming, and emotional scene, she is finally accepted as a member and legitimate legacy to the name, by the at first reluctant Ted Grant (who is only momentarily in a wheelchair), who is her uncle by way of Juan "The Mauler" Montez her father who Ted Grant once fought and trained with in the ring.
    Seeing who she really is, he is more then willing to embrace her, and train her as his Legacy.






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    Proposal: what if Yolanda was a Nagual?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Proposal: what if Yolanda was a Nagual?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagual
    Love the Nagual and Tezcatlipoca, mythology, had a character like this when I was a kid.
    Would love it if Yolanda took it as a power totem.

    Although as far as an actual power, I actually prefer Yolanda remain more street level, and with the strong connection to her uncle Ted Grant (once her fathers (Juan "The Mauler" Montez) rival in the ring), who trains her.

    Nagual with the more supernatural shape shifting aspect, as a name and power I actually think lends itself more appropriately to Rosabelle Mendez (Pantha), or DC's/Impact/Archie Maria DeGuzman and Ivette Velez (Jaguar), strangely lots of overlap there.

    As for Yolanda I'd go the other way, no wear-cat shape-shifting (just the claws), tough as nails brawler and boxer, and put her in the ring with her uncle, mentor and trainer Ted Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Love the Nagual and Tezcatlipoca, mythology, had a character like this when I was a kid.
    Would love it if Yolanda took it as a power totem.

    Although as far as an actual power, I actually prefer Yolanda remain more street level, and with the strong connection to her uncle Ted Grant (once her fathers (Juan "The Mauler" Montez) rival in the ring), who trains her.

    Nagual with the more supernatural shape shifting aspect, as a name and power I actually think lends itself more appropriately to Rosabelle Mendez (Pantha), or DC's/Impact/Archie Maria DeGuzman and Ivette Velez (Jaguar), strangely lots of overlap there.

    As for Yolanda I'd go the other way, no wear-cat shape-shifting (just the claws), tough as nails brawler and boxer, and put her in the ring with her uncle, mentor and trainer Ted Grant.
    Would making her a Nagual take her out of street level stories? From what I've read they're just animal shapeshifters limited to one form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Would making her a Nagual take her out of street level stories? .
    No, but that's not what I said.
    I said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    I actually prefer Yolanda remain more street level, and with the strong connection to her uncle Ted Grant
    Meaning street level as in character, like Grant, no great powers, mostly a self made and trained street level brawler. Adding Nagual type connection to a mythological being and supernatural shape shifting powers, would be the opposite.
    At least that's my understanding of the use "street level" hero.
    Self made, no great powers, magic or supernatural, or mythological. Suddenly becoming a supernatural shape-sifter, or wear-jaguar runs counter to that.
    It's not a bad character (like I said I came up with my own as a kid) I'd love to see DC take it on, (again I indicated Rosabelle Mendez (Pantha), or DC's/Impact/Archie Maria DeGuzman and Ivette Velez (Jaguar), all lend themselves better to it)

    As to Wildcat (for me)

    I'd just prefer she be closer to her old man and uncle, Ted Grant pretty much the template. Is what I meant by the use street level hero.


    But with the claws , I can see them going either way with her (and I'd embrace it). So long as they do use her!
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    Sorry didn't get what you initially meant.

    It is impressive that Yolanda was a latina legacy character introduced in the 80s. I'd have expected something like this in the 90s or 2000s.

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    Nice to see something made with her. I only saw her originating during the COIE and read not much (or rather not anything) anymore about her after that.

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