Tanya Tu Yun Li (Earth-616 OC)
Name: Tanya Tu Yun Li
Gender: Female
Place of Birth: New York City
Age: 37
Aliases: The Pink Wonder; the Dapper Scrapper
Origin: Human
Origin Earth: 616
Present Location: New York City
Occupation: Mechanic
Team: N/A
Alignment: Good-ish
Significant Other(s): N/A
Powers and Abilities: N/A
Portrayed by: None

Born on November 16th, 1978, to father Keung and Annette Li (née Henderson), Tanya — and her brother Thomas, who was born less than five years later — were raised in a caring, if modest, home. As a child, Tanya faced her share of hardships, but mostly external ones. Bullies who called her and her brother various epithets for the simple act of being born half-Chinese, extended family who didn't really understand the difficulty of trying to walk between two disparate cultures, and so on. This, combined with being raised in a poorer neighborhood of the Bronx, led Tanya to becoming something of a scrapper — she'd learned that when someone made the first "slant-eye" joke, she needed to let her fists keep them from making a second one — or doing something worse.

This attitude made her fall in with the "wrong crowd" in high school at P.S. 928, specifically a group dubbed the "low wallers" for generally hanging out on a low wall that ran along the front of the school. It was there on that wall she tried her first — and last — cigarette, where she gained an interest in picking locks, where she realized an interest in and affinity for cars, and where she forged friendships that, for better or worse, would last her into adulthood.

She graduated from high school in 1998, took a year break, then entered Bronx Community College for Automotive Technology. While her high school friends became high school drop-outs, she studied hard and worked hard, graduating after four years. She spent a year job-hunting, and finally got an entry-level position at Mack and Co. Automotive Repair, where she's been ever since. Not long after first becoming employed, she moved to Manhattan, living in an old apartment complex in Harlem, but its gentrification led to her building being bought then the the tenants evicted, so the apartments could be revamped and leased out at exorbitant prices. As such, she finds herself crashing on friends' sofas while she hunts for an affordable place, though having had her six-year-old cat Baudelaire — whom she's had since he was a kitten — doesn't make it any easier.

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