When the call for backup was issued, Shade was the first out of the tree, in the form of a huge black panther, all claws and snarling fangs. It didn't matter that it was Cult who had called it, Shade was furious and wanted revenge.
And it was hell-bent on getting it.
With a roar that probably burst several eardrums, Shade clawed at the nearest man, sending him flying with the force of the blow. Young though Shade was, it was far stronger than your average large cat.
"Come on! Let's give these turds the beating they deserve!" It called up to it's companions in the tree, eyes bright with angry fire.
Then it leapt at another man, ready to tear him into little pieces.
They would have done the same to it. It was just going to get there first.