"Eye of the Tiger...shark"

Films: Tintorera (1977)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Ocean

Height/Weight: That of an average tiger shark.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: EVERYONE IN THIS FILM IS A LOATHSOME CAD!!! Oh, I'm sorry, what I meant to say was that our proud American hero Steven was totally in the right when he set out on shark genocide after this sad tiger shark had the nerve to give his sex-crazed friends a bite.

History: Okay, for what it's worth, that tiger shark was killing an obscene amount of people who dared to enter the waters of Mexico. But alas, Steven, fisherman and shark butcherer, feels personally hurt when the shark's presence causes his potential sex partner (he thinks he's some Casanova or something) to leave the place. And by that, he demands that ALL sharks must die. Jerk. At least Quint wanted to off just ONE shark.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Steven confronts the tiger shark himself, armed with bait and an explosive-laced spear-gun. He manages to hit the shark and blow it up, at the cost of his right arm.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-Tiger sharks are, for all intents and purposes, some voracious predators even by shark standards. They are responsible for the most fatal of shark bite incidents, and this one is no exception. This one's no great white, but she's no pushover, even if she seems a bit dead in some shots.

Trivia: -"Tintorera" is the common Spanish phrase for the tiger shark’s name, but it can also be the Spanish phrase for the blue shark or even just any female shark.

-Tiger sharks are often considered to be the trash cans of the sea. This is because there isn't a single thing in the big blue that they won't try to eat. Some particularly notable tiger shark dishes include random junk/trash, sea turtles, albatross fledglings, sea snakes, and smaller sharks.

Image Gallery

She loves him dearly like he, but she wishes his mode of carrying her didn't require many stitches.

Even the very waves shall turn on you in the untamed sea.

What atomb bomb brought THIS guy into the fold?!

Finally! An accurate drawing of a Tiger shark! Or Tintorera. Or whatever.

The water is always cold. Just the way the shark likes it.
These surface people just have really bad luck.

Don't worry. He's just passing through.

Tiger shark, you say? Is he behind the GREAT WHITE?!

This cast made the oddest romance film I've seen in the 70s.