Jessan worked at her family's bank, Hoan International in Singapore, when the Reavers robbed the bank, traveling from their base in Australia with the help of Gateway. The Reavers kidnap Jessan and kill several members of her family at the bank. Taken back to Australia and held as a prisoner at the Reavers' base, the Reaver named Pretty Boy tries to alter Jessan's mind so that she would join their criminal band and be their financial expert. The X-Men interrupt the process as they arrive in Australia following the events of the Fall of the Mutants in Dallas. They free Jessan, and defeat the Reavers and the supernatural being Roma teleports Jessan back to her family's bank.
Jessan later discovers that the Reavers had been hired to attack Hoan International bank by Roche, the crimelord of Madripoor. She moves to the island of Madripoor, where she becomes embroiled with the criminal element and adopts the alias Tyger Tiger. Although the mind alteration process hadn't fully been completed, her sense of morals was changed from before.
Major Story Arcs
Wolverine later joins Jessan's efforts against Roche. As Tyger Tiger, Jessan defeats Roche and takes over as the new crimelord of Madripoor, but she stays out of drugs and slavery. Wolverine allows Tyger Tiger to operate, but decides to keep an eye on her operations.
When Iron Man manages to overthrow the rule of Madripoor by Madame Hydra, he hands over control to Tyger Tiger, believing he can trust her to be independent from the many corrupting influences around the area.
Daken and X-23
Dressed in his new costume, Daken travels to Madripoor and approaches Tyger Tyger, proposing a partnership. She had been working to clean up the corruption in Madripoor. After a brief scuffle, she agrees to work with him, although she is extremely distrustful. Daken tells her about the secret ledgers of the Madripoor bankers that finance the criminal gangs who run the city. The bankers gather once every year and the two plan a stake out to get a hold of the ledgers that could help bring down the gangs. Although their bombs kill the bankers, Daken betrays Tyger - he struck a deal with her right hand man, and Tyger and the chief of police are knocked out and Daken leaves with the briefcases and ledgers and all of the money. Using the EMP that he acquired from the Fantastic Four, Daken shuts off the electricity to the entire island, causing total chaos and wiping the financial records of the country. Tyger goes to meet him on a rooftop where he tells her that Madripoor belongs to him, now he has all of the money and her men. He offers her the job of her being his figurehead while he remains hidden in the shadows. He'll supply her with men who work for her while she works for him. Tyger reluctantly accepts and a brutal fight breaks out between the remaining crime lords to determine who will work for her. Daken finds Malcolm Colcord (The Director) and discusses the work he's been doing in recreating a healing factor. Colcord wants test subjects to be shipped to continue his studies, but instead, X-23 and Gambit arrive. Laura (X-23) is there to track down Daken to get to Colcord. She and Gambit use Tyger to trick Daken into listening to their heated conversation that piques his interest in Laura's origins, given their shared connection to Wolverine. After a fight between Daken and X-23, Tyger confronts Daken about his new responsibilities in charge of Madripoor but he throws it back on her and threatens her family and friends. Later, Daken and Colcord kidnap Laura and knock Gambit unconscious. Tyger finds Gambit and nurses him back to health while they discuss how they're going to rescue Laura. Gambit is not entirely comfortable with Tyger's involvement in this conflict because he fears for her safety, but she assures him that she can take care of herself.
Tyger learns from some of her sources, the location where Laura is being held captive. Unbeknownst to them, Laura has already escaped her confinement with the help of Daken after he learns of Colcord's ulterior motives. Tyger and Gambit arrive just as the building explodes due to a bomb planted by Colcord as a fail-safe, although Laura and Daken survive the explosion because of their healing factors. Sometime Later, Gambit asks Tyger to leave Madripoor and accompany him and Laura to Paris. She declines his offer, stating that Madripoor still belongs to her and that she won't allow Daken to defeat her. She then passionately kisses Gambit and they part ways.