Real Name: Tandy Bowen
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Dagger can generate and throw "light daggers" which stun targets by forcing them to confront the darkness in their own souls. Her light can also cure drug addictions in some people, as a side affect of that painfully enlightening experience. Additionally, her light can alleviate Cloak's thirst for light and warmth.
Tandy Bowen was a sixteen-year-old who was neglected by her mother and felt distanced from her new stepfather. She ran away from home and came to New York City. Once she was in New York she met Tyrone Johnson, a fellow runaway. Johnson had planned to steal her purse, but when he saw another thief beat him to it, he tackled the thief and returned Tandy's purse to her. This began their long partnership as the two came to rely on each other to get along on their own. Tandy and Tyrone were offered shelter by henchmen of Maggia crime lord Simon Marshall. Marshall"s hospitality was only a front for testing a new synthetic narcotic. The two teenagers escaped, but not before they were injected with Marshall"s drug, which awakened latent mutant abilities in both of them (a process secretly encouraged by the demon D'spayre who had hoped to feed upon their angst). Tyrone found himself compelled to drain the life-force of others by enveloping them in the darkness of his cloak. Tandy, on the other hand, gained the ability to project light in the form of energy daggers, which she used to subdue Tyrone's darkness. The two decided use their powers to protect the streets from men like Marshall, and became known as Cloak and Dagger.
The two vigilantes have specialized in combating drug-dealers and helping runaway children. For all the work that Cloak and Dagger have done to help reform addicts and topple dealers, they realize that drug abuse is an evil greater than they can ever hope to conquer. The duo have often teamed with Spider-Man. Unlike Cloak, Dagger enjoys adventuring and has often run into trouble without him. She has even served as a member of the New Warriors and as a part of Daredevil's Unnamed Super-Hero Team. Because of Cloak's anti-social behavior, Dagger has often been his only link to humanity. Dagger has protected Cloak from being manipulated by various enemies including the Darkling, Nightmare, and Mister Jip. A short time ago Cloak and Dagger were manipulated by the Pride into tracking down their six runaway children. The heroes found the Runaways and learned the truth about the Pride. Promising to help the children, the Pride found them instead and wiped their memories of the whole event.
Recently Dagger was attacked and kidnapped by a 'stalker' who managed to copy Cloak's powers causing all of their hero allies to believe that Cloak had attacked Dagger. Cloak sought out the assistance of the Runaways who helped Cloak rescue Dagger and fight off her stalker.
mother: Melissa Bowen;
father: Nathan Tyler (Lord of Light);
step-father: Phillip Carlisle;
from Shaker Heights, OH
First Appearance: The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #64
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Amazing Heroes (1981)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
#2 Avengers West Coast (1989)
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- 'The Final Battle!'
#61 Black Panther (2005)
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#25 Black Widow: Deadly Origin (2010)
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Civil War (2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: Casualties of War (2007)
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Civil War: X-Men (2006)
Cloak and Dagger (1983)
#1#2 Cloak and Dagger (1985)
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- 'Dark is My Love, and Deadly!'#4
- 'True Confessions!'
Cloak and Dagger (1990)
#14 Cloak and Dagger (2010)
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Code of Honor (1997)
#2 Dark Avengers (2009)
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#7 Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus (2009)
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#1 Dark Reign: Mister Negative (2009)
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Conclusion'
#3 Dark X-Men: The Beginning (2009)
- 'Negative Reinforcement'
#1 Deadpool (2008)
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#16 Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
- 'Want You To Want Me: Part 2: No Man is an Island'
#66 Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'Visionen im Nebel'
#9 Fantastic Four (1961)
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Fear Itself: The Deep (2011)
#2 Girl Comics (2010)
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Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
#6 Licht & Schatten (1988)
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#5 Marvel Age (1983)
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Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
#9#115 Marvel Fanfare (1982)
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- 'Dreams Can't Kill You...But They Can Sure Try!/Home Is Where The Hitmen Are/The Door/The Exclusive'#120
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- 'Dream Scars/Of Faith and Fable/The Bride of Grimbat/Civil Disabilities'#122
- 'Nightmare's End/Seeds of Winter/The Light Within/Taped Confessions'#133
- 'Alone Against the Coven/Opening Gambit/Emotional Rescue/Nocturnal Cravings'
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
#34 Marvel Graphic Novel: Cloak and Dagger and Power Pack: Shelter From The Storm (1989)
- 'Cloak & Dagger: Predator and Prey'
OGN SC Marvel Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue (1991)
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#1 Marvel Knights (2000)
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#1 Marvel Knights Double Shot (2002)
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- 'The Destroyers'#4
- 'Family and Friends'#6
- 'The Reckoning'#7
- 'Strange Matters'#8
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- 'The Good with the Bad'#11
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- 'No Rest for the Wicked'#14
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Marvel Knights/Marvel Boy Genesis Edition (2000)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
#6#7 Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
- 'Sterility "R" Us!'
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvels Companion (2014)
TPB Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
- 'Marvels Companion'
New Avengers (2005)
#23 New Avengers (2010)
- 'New Avengers: Disassembled, Part Three'
New Mutants Saga (2009)
nn New Warriors (1999)
- 'The New Mutants Saga'
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#12 Nightcrawler (2014)
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 (2005)
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#6 Runaways (2003)
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- 'Lost and Found, Part 2'
#9 Secret Defenders (1993)
- 'East Coast/West Coast: Chapter 1'#10
- 'East Coast/West Coast: Chapter 2'#11
- 'East Coast/West Coast: Chapter 3'#12
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#23 Secret Empire (2017)
- 'Part Two: Heaven's Albatross'
Secret Warriors (2017)
Secret Wars II (1985)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
#35 Spider Island Daily Bugle (2011)
- 'Once More Into The Fray'
#1 Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger (2011)
- 'Daily Bugle: Spider-Island'
Spider-Island: The Amazing Spider-Girl (2011)
#2 Spider-Man (1990)
- 'And Crept Up Beside Her...'
#37 Strange Tales (1987)
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 12 of 14: The Light!'
Strange Tales: Dark Corners (1998)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'A Day in Someone Else's Life'
Annual 26 The Amazing Spider-Man (2015)
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'Annual 26 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'Annual 28
- 'The Mortal Past'#378
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 3 of 14: Demons on Broadway'#379
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 7 of 14: The Gathering Storm'#534
- 'The War at Home, Part Three of Six'#663#667
- 'Spider-Island Part One: The Amazing Spider-Manhattan'
Annual 01#6 The Amazing Spider-Man: Infested (2011)
- 'The Dark Kingdom Part 1: "Turnabout"'#7
- 'The Dark Kingdom Part 2: "Opposing Forces"'#8
- 'The Dark Kingdom Part 3: "Black & White"'
The Avengers (1963)
The Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1993)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Marvel Tarot (2007)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger (1988)
#1 The New Mutants (1983)
- 'Blind Salvation!'#2
- 'Straying From the Path!'#3
- 'Agony is Ecstasy'#7
- 'Pink Elephants on Parade!'#9
- 'To Battle the Avengers'#10
- 'Uncontrollable X-Force'#11
- 'The Marked Man!'#12
- 'Duplicity, Deceptions and Doctor Doom!'#13
- 'The Big Oblivion Scenario'
#23 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'The Hollow Heart'#25
- 'The Price of Power'
Annual 03 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Unbearable Darkness of Being'#11
- 'Days of Present Past'#32
- 'Crawling to the Shadows'#33
- 'Forces of Darkness, Forces of Light'#34
- 'Breaking the Back of Love'#35
- 'Hawks and Doves'#35 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Hawks and Doves'#48
- 'The More Things Change...'#49
- 'Till Death Do Us Part'#51
- 'Another Think Coming'#70
- 'Time Will Tell'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'B-C: From Baron Mordo To The Collective Man'
#3 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Cloak to Doctor Octopus'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Supernaturals (1998)
#4 Thor (1966)
- 'It's The Supernaturals vs. Giant Monsters of another era!'
#57 True Believers: Amazing Spider-Man-The Dark Kingdom (2016)
- 'Storm Clouds Gathering'
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#513 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Part 2'#514
- 'Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Part 4'#515
- 'Nation X: Chapter 1'
West Coast Avengers (1985)
What If? Annihilation (2008)
What If? Civil War (2008)
What If...? (1989)
#1 Wolverine (2003)
- 'What If the Avengers Had Lost The Evolutionary War?'#24
- 'What If... Wolverine Had Become the Lord of Vampires?'#26
- '...What If the Punisher Killed Daredevil?'
#42 Wolverine (2010)
- 'Vendetta, Part 1'#46
- 'Vendetta, Part 5: Payback'
#310 Wolverine: Origins (2006)
- 'Sabretooth Reborn Chapter One: Out of the Darkness'#312
- 'Sabretooth Reborn Chapter Three: Remus'#313
- 'Sabretooth Reborn Chapter Four: Revolution'
#43 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
- '7 The Hard Way: Part 3'#50
- 'What I Do: Conclusion'
X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow (1998)
X-Men Vs. Agents Of Atlas (2009)
- 'The X-Heist: / Atomic Age Heroes'#2
- 'The X-Heist: Part 2 / Godmarked'
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Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994)
Brides of Set
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