The Tantu Totem magically grants Vixen the abilities of animals, at an Amazing level. She can call on the strength of an elephant, the speed of a gazelle, or swim like a dolphin; and the list goes on and on.
Martial Arts E * Tennis * Gymnastics
Business & Finance * Modeling * Fashion Design
The Justice League of America
Ages ago in Africa, according to legend, when man and beast spoke the same language, Anansi the Spider gave a totem of great power to the man, Tantu, so that Tantu could protect the innocent from the evils of mankind.
The Reverend Richard Jiwe was a descendent of Tantu. When his wife was killed by poachers, Jiwe dedicated himself to bringing peace to his native country. However, Jiwe's half-brother, General Maksai, murdered him for the Tantu Totem.
Jiwe's young daughter, Mari, fled to America. There, she changed her name to Macabe and became a successful fashion model and business woman. In some unrevealed way, she recovered the Tantu Totem and used its power to create the costumed identity of the Vixen.
At first, Vixen limiter herself to fighting poachers with the help of Superman. Later, when Aquaman reorganized the Justice League, Vixen was accepted for membership.
Shortly thereafter, Maksai kidnapped one of Mari's friends and forced her to turn the Totem over to him. The Totem granted Maksai the power he wanted, but because he would never use it to protect the innocent, it transformed him into a raging beast ... a gored ox. Fortunately, Vixen managed to retake the Totem and defeat Maksai.
Vixen stayed with the Justice League until the Martian Manhunter disbanded the team under Presidential order. She is now concentrating on her modeling career.