Araoha Tepania

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She has the ability to transform into a giant lizard with superhuman strength and resistance to injury. Fought Iron Man.

Powers and Abilities

  • Lizard Form: Tepania claims to have been bonded with a lizard since birth, giving her the power to grow to an extremely large lizard-like creature:
    • Superhuman Strength: The vast size of Tepania's lizard form naturally gives vast strength on an unknown level. Iron Man has stated that Tepania could take on the Hulk.
    • Superhuman Durability: Tepania's scaly hide allows her to withstand extreme forces like Iron Man's repulsor blasts with little to no harm suffered.
    • Shapeshifting: Tepania can switch between her human form and lizard form. She hasn't shown the ability to transform into anything else.

Tepania is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and she has bragged that she has great organizational skills.

Strength level

Superhuman strength at an unknown level


Sonic Weakness: Tepania appears to be vulnerable to sonic weapons as Iron Man's sonic weapons was able to hurt her, despite his repulsor weapons doing nothing to her.


A tuatara is a rare reptile that resembles a lizard found formerly in New Zealand but now regulated to a handful of islands. Tuatara are held sacred by the indigenous Maori tribe, which could explain the inspiration of Tepania's powers.

Iron Man (Volume 3)[edit | edit source]

Issue #6[edit | edit source]

In Deep (July 1998)