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Daniel Tsuchida

Alias: Cougar

Place of birth: The Congo Basin, Zaire, Africa

Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 125 lbs.
Race: Human/Jakarran hybrid - Nu-gene active

Occupation: Government agent
Legal Status: U.S. citizen with no criminal record
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Unknown to general public
Known relatives: Megan Tsuchida (mother)
Khylund (father, deceased)
Group affiliation: Team Youngblood
Base of operations: Youngblood headquarters, Washington D.C

Story: In 1967 the paleobotanist Megan Tsuchida was captured by the Jakarrans, while on an expedition in Zaire. While in captivity, she and one of her captors, king Khylund, fell in love and Cougar was borne. The birth of a half-breed was an offence to the Jakarrans, so Khylund and Megan had to escape. During the escape Khylund died ensuring the escape of Megan and Cougar. Megan returned to America where she raised Cougar [1,2]. Later Cougar was offered a position in Youngblood which he accepted [3].

Cougar became the leader of the Jakarrans when he bested Lynx, the leader of the tribe, who had kidnapped his mother. After the fight, he went back with Youngblood but remained leader of the Jakarrans [2].

Skills & abilities: Cougar has the cat-like abilities inherent in his Jakarran ancestry i.e. extendable claws and an expert hunter/tracker, and the combat techniques from his Youngblood training. His strength is slightly inferior to pure blooded Jakarran and far superior to humans [3].

Continuity: Rob Liefeld's part of the Image universe
Publisher(s): Malibu Comics
Extreme Studios
Maximum Press
First app.: Youngblood (vol. 1) #1 (1992)
Creator(s): Rob Liefeld
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- Liefeld Characters
- Alan Keever
- Bruce Stinson/Chapel
- Deborah Konigsberg/Masada
- Die-Hard
- Jake Holland/Dutch
- Jeff Kessler/Brahma
- Lynx
- Photon
- Youngblood

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References: 1: Team Youngblood (vol. 1) #4
2: Team Youngblood (vol. 1) #5
3: Youngblood Battlezone (vol. 1) #2