• Real Name: Zabu
  • AKA: Fire Tiger, “Tiger-Brother”
  • Family: Mara (mother, deceased); Zagah (estranged adoptive father); Thana (estranged adoptive mother); Jhet, Fheta (adoptive brothers, deceased); Unnamed siblings (deceased); Unnamed mate (deceased); Unborn litter (deceased)
  • Base of Operation: Savage Land
  • Identity: No Dual
  • Citizenship: Savage Land
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Pet, adventurer
  • Education: –
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 4′ (1.22 m) (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 800 lbs (362.87 kg)
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Orange
  • Unusual Feature: Brown fur and features of saber-tooth tiger
  • Origin: Saber-tooth Tiger
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

The last of his kind that raised a legend. Introduced in X-Men #10 (1965) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Zabu is a Smilodon (or saber-tooth tigers) that lives in the Savage Land, a place in the Antarctic where pre-historic creature still exists. The savage Man-Apes killed the rest of his kind and he would be taken in by a pack of wolves. After killing his adopted brother, he would leave the pack and travelled alone. He would later find a mate, who would give birth to his child. He would later encounter the Man-Apes who were about to kill the baby Kevin Plunder. Zabu rescued the child and raised it as his own, with the two becoming inseparable. As such Zabu, who Ka-Zar treats like a brother, would rarely be seen without Ka-Zar or any of his family.

If there is a Ka-zar figure, people wanted a Zabu as well. He would receive a figure (which was a repaint GI Joe Sigma 6 figure) as part of the 2008 SDCC exclusive Savage Land box set with Ka-Zar and Shanna.

Savage Land

Recommend Figure: Hasbro San Diego Comic Convention 2008 Marvel Legends Savage Land Box set – Zabu with Ka-Zar and Shanna

  • Background:
    • As a sabretooth tiger, Zabu is drawn as a large cat with bigger fangs.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you have a Ka-zar and/or Shanna, you will need this figure. You will also need it for a Pet Avengers team as well. Otherwise skip.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • Yes. The figure used an older figure that wasn’t part of the ML brand itself.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

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