The Penguin
The Penguin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Gotham City
First Appearance: Detective Comics Vol.1 #58 (1941) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Bossworth, Lark, Hypnotic, Ignatius Ogilvy, Volt, Joker
Group Affiliation: The Society, Former member of the Injustice League I, Suicide Squad
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman, Nightwing and Robin
Creators: Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Gallery: Click
The Penguin is a master criminal strategist; he uses his considerable intellect to gain wealth and power through less than legal means. He usually plans crimes, but doesn't often commit them himself. Though he appears to be in poor physical condition, he is remarkably agile and has trained himself in hand-to-hand combat.
Umbrella’s: The Penguin always carries an umbrella due to his Mother’s fanaticism. The Umbrella’s usually contain weapons such as guns, flame-throwers and acid spraying devices.
Oswald Cobblepot had a miserable childhood. He was still quite young when his father died of pneumonia, which his mother, who owned a bird shop, blamed on his being out in the rain without an umbrella. Believing this, she always insisted that Oswald carry one with him at all times. Cobblepot’s portly appearance and his ever-present umbrella made him the object of torment from the other boys, who nicknamed him 'Penguin'. Oswald began training himself in boxing and eventually got back at some of the boys who mocked him. Unfortunately for him, these boys took it a step further, destroying his only friends - the birds in his mother's store. Having now been pushed completely over the edge, Oswald began his criminal career. At first it was simply burglary, but it soon escalated. Taking the name he had been dubbed as a child, he became the Penguin.
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