The Jaguar's possesses a magic jaguar-skin belt on which is inscribed the words, "To be transformed into a human jaguar with supreme power over animals everywhere in the universe, the wearer need only say 'The Jaguar.'" The belt gives him gives him powers borrowed from the animal kingdom. Among these powers are:
COMMUNICATE WITH ANIMALS:
Zoology * Biology * Environmental Science
The Mighty Crusaders
While fleeing a giant dinosaur released by an earthquake in Peru, Ralph Hardy entered an ancient Incan temple. There he found a jaguar-skin belt, which he later learned was made by one of the great Primal Powers, gods who ruled the animals of earth before the coming of humankind. An inscription on the reverse side of its flying jaguar buckle reads, "To be transformed into a human jaguar with supreme power over animals everywhere in the universe, the wearer need only say "The Jaguar."
Donning the "nucleon energy" girdle, Hardy uttered the magic words, became the Jaguar, defeated the dinosaur, and said his own name to turn back into Hardy. Thereafter, he traveled the world doing good. Back at Hardy's zoological lab in a large U.S. city, Jill Ross serves as his secretary and love interest. She is the only person who knows Hardy's secret.