Gorilla Grodd
Gorilla Grodd
Personal Info:
Real Name: Gorilla Grodd
Also Known As: General Grodd, William Dawson
Place Of Birth: Gorilla City, Africa
First Appearance: The Flash Vol.1 #106 (1959) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Hector Hammond, Lex Luthor, Siren, Red Panzer, Cheshire, Lady Vic, Brainiac, Cheetah, Sinestro, Black Manta, Joker
Group Affiliation: The Injustice League, The Society · formerly Tartarus, Anti-Justice League, The Secret Society of Super-Villains, Legion of Doom
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Flash
Creators: John Broome and Carmine Infantino
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Enhanced Abilities: Gorilla Grodd’s strength, endurance and durability have been enhanced to superhuman levels. His intelligence has also been enhanced; he is a scientific genius and has mastered advanced technology.
Psionic Blast: Gorilla Grodd can project mental blasts at opponents.
Mind Control: Gorilla Grodd is able to hold and control people’s minds.
Mind Transferal: Gorilla Grodd is able to project his consciousness into other peoples bodies.
Once an ordinary lowland gorilla, Grodd and his fellow primates were accelerated up the evolutionary ladder when an alien spacecraft crashed into the African veldt and its occupant imbued the gorillas with great intelligence. Grodd and the more peaceable Solovar evolved awesome telekinetic and telepathic powers as well. Founding a futuristic "Gorilla City" deep within the African veldt, the gorillas pursued their own advancement under the alien's leadership until explorers stumbled upon their haven. The evil Grodd forced one of the explorers to kill his alien benefactor and staged a coup to enslave Gorilla City. Grodd has plagued costumed heroes many times over the years in his search for power.
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