Corrine Walton was a member of an elite counter terrorist squad called Team Omega that was formed by a man named Lars Dinkelbach aka Eagle. This group was created for a very secret war against terrorism and worldwide crime. Team Omega would raid a secret research base in the African Congo when they were attacked by some ferocious creature. Walton and her teammates suffered near fatal wounds because the creature carried an artificial virus that prevented their wounds from healing. Team Omega was taken to a covert STORM base which was an acronym for Special Taskforce Omega Response Mandate and underwent a special procedure performed by Doctor Samuel Merrick. Walton and her teammates went inside a secret experiment called the Gene Match Device that was capable of re-writing and re-combing their DNA with genetic abilities of animals that enhanced their abilities to superhuman levels. Walton was given the code name Panther and she possessed heightened senses and equipped with bladed weaponry. Walton and her teammates would become a special unit called the Gene Dogs and the entire team consisted of Panther, Kestrel, Pacer, Howitzer and Tyr. The Gene Dogs would be the premiere fighting force of STORM and continue their war with the terrorist organization known as MyS-TECH.
Panther was created by John Freeman and David Taylor in 1993 and first appeared in Gene Dogs # 1.
Powers & Abilities
Panther possessed heightened senses and her wrist gauntlets were equipped with two short blades. Walton was also a skilled fighter and soldier.