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Gorilla Grodd


Gorilla Grodd
Brian Bolland, artist Image File history File links Groddbolland. ... Bollands cover to Hellstorm: Prince Of Lies #16. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance The Flash #106 (May 1959)
Created by John Broome
Carmine Infantino
Statistics
Real name Grodd
Status Active
Affiliations None
Previous affiliations Secret Society of Supervillains, the Ultra Marines, Tartarus
Notable aliases None
Notable relatives Sam Simeon (grandson)
Notable powers "Force of Mind" enables Grodd to control others, transform matter, project attack beams, or transfer his consciousness into the bodies of other creatures.
Scientific genius, inventor of exotic weaponry, Gorilla Grodd also has super strength.

Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... John Broome (1738 - 1810) was a New York political figure. ... Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSOSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Ultra Marines is one of a series of 4 introductory games released by Games Workshop in the mid 1990s. ... Angel and the Ape was a humour comic book from DC Comics first appearance was in Showcase Comics #77 then graduated to their own title where they lasted seven issues with art by comic artist Wally Wood. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... The Flash is a DC Comics superhero possessing super-speed, nicknamed Created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940). ...

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History

He is a hyper-intelligent telepathic supervillain with the power to control the minds of others. He is also, incidentally, a gorilla. At one time he was nothing more than an average ape, but after an alien spacecraft crashed in his African home, Grodd and his troops were imbued with super-intelligence by the ship's pilot. Grodd and fellow gorilla Solovar also developed telepathic and telekinetic powers. Taking the alien as their leader, the gorillas constructed a super advanced home named Gorilla City. The gorillas lived in peace until their home was discovered by prying explorers. Grodd forced one of the explorers to kill the alien, and took over Gorilla City, planning to take the world next. Solovar telepathically contacted Barry Allen to warn him of the evil gorilla's plans, and Grodd was defeated. But the villain would return again and again to plague the Flash and his Allies. Telepathy, from the Greek τηλε, tele, distant, and πάθεια, patheia, feeling, is the claimed innate ability of humans and other creatures to communicate information from one mind to another, without the use of extra tools such as speech or body language. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypical supervillains. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... Type species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ... Solovar is a DC Comics characters For many years, Solovar was the leader of a hidden city of hyper-intelligent gorillas. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... The Flash is a DC Comics superhero possessing super-speed, nicknamed Created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940). ...


At one point, the immortal villain Vandal Savage kidnapped Titans member Omen and used her to formulate the perfect team of adversaries for the Teen Titans. Savage approached Grodd, offering him membership in this new anti-Titans group, Tartarus. Savage sweetened the offer with promises of power and immortality. Grodd joined Tartarus on their mission to synthesize the immortal blood of the H.I.V.E. Mistress, Addie Kane. Savage sought to create a serum that would grant immortality. Their schemes were thwarted when the Titans intervened, and Tartarus retreated. Tempest later led a rescue mission to save Omen from Savage. During the rescue attempt, Tartarus battled the Titans, but collapsed upon itself due to each member having a different agenda. This was because Omen had purposely chosen members who wouldn't work well together when forced to formulate a team for Savage. Particularly, Siren switched alliances during the battle and aided Tempest in escaping. Following these events, Tartarus members went their separate ways and the group disbanded. Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Lilith Clay is a young superheroine who occasionally appears in DC Comics Teen Titans titles. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The H.I.V.E. (stands for The Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination) is the name of a DC Comics supervillain team. ... DC Comics has featured two superheroes with the name Tempest. ...


Grodd's psionic abilities allow him to place other beings under his mental control. Grodd can also project mental attack beams and transfer his consciousness into other bodies. Moreover, he possesses great physical strength far exceeding that of an ordinary gorilla. He is a scientific genius who has mastered Gorilla City's advanced technology and who has created many incredible inventions of his own.


One of Grodd’s widest-ranging schemes was to arrange Solovar's assassination and manipulate Gorilla City into war against humanity. In the course of this, Grodd absorbed too much neural energy from his fellow apes, leaving him with the intelligence of a normal gorilla (Martian Manhunter Annual #2, 1999). He has since recovered, and a failed attempt to set up a base in Florida led to his capture and incarceration in Iron Heights. It has been suggested that Targeted killing be merged into this article or section. ... The Martian Manhunter (Jonn Jonzz), is a comic book superhero appearing in DC Comics. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Iron Heights is a fictional maximum-security prison which houses the many Flash rogues and metahuman criminals of Keystone City and Central City when they end up captured. ...


He is responsible for crippling the Flash's friend Hunter Zolomon, resulting in his transformation into the villainous Zoom. Zoom is a comic book super-villain in the DC Universe. ...


Gorilla Grodd of Earth-3

Gorilla Grodd has a counterpart on Earth-3, the Anti-Matter Earth, called General Grodd who is a member of the Justice Underground. He is a freedom fighter from a militaristic ape nation. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Other Media

Gorilla Grodd was a member of the Legion of Doom in the Superfriends cartoons where one plot of his was taking control of Gorilla City in one episode. He is voiced by the late Stanley Ralph Ross. The Hall of Doom, the Legion of Dooms headquarters. ... Super Friends is an animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1973 to 1985. ... Stanley Ralph Ross (July 22, 1937, New York City – March 16, 2000) started his career in advertising, however soon went to work as a writer and actor on various television shows, most notably cult-classics such as the 1960s Batman series starring Adam West and also The Monkees. ...

Gorilla Grodd in "The Brave and the Bold"
Gorilla Grodd in "The Brave and the Bold"

Gorilla Grodd is a recurring villain in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, voiced by Powers Boothe. Generally, he's referred to as just "Grodd", although Flash mentions him as "Gorilla Grodd" in Comfort and Joy. In his first appearance, The Brave and the Bold, Grodd is a fugitive from the secretive Gorilla City, a spurned would-be tyrant who vowed vengeance on his fellow primates. Maintaining an e-mail relationship with Central City scientist Dr. Sarah Corwin, he comes to Central City to cloak the metropolis in a similar shield as Gorilla City's. This provided him a hidden base from which to launch a nuclear assault against Gorilla City, while he controlled the populous of Central City with his mind-control helmet. While the League hurried to stop the bombs, Flash, Green Lantern, and Solovar (a Gorilla City officer) rush to defeat Grodd himself. Grodd becomes incapacitated once he tries to use the mind-control helmet on Flash, not knowing that Flash had switched around various wires. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Justice League is an animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Powers Boothe (born June 1, 1949) is an American television and movie actor, best known for his 1980 Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Jim Jones. ... The Flash. ... John Stewart is a recurring character in the Green Lantern mythos, usually serving as Earth’s most prominent Green Lantern due to the absence of some of the other notable ones (such as Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner and/or Guy Gardner). ... Solovar is a DC Comics characters For many years, Solovar was the leader of a hidden city of hyper-intelligent gorillas. ...


His return in Secret Society would showcase a different side of the villain. No longer focused on Gorilla City, Grodd has vowed himself as an opponent to the League as a whole. With his loyal follower Giganta, he recruited Killer Frost, Parasite, Shade, Sinestro, and Clayface to make a sort of anti-League dubbed "the Secret Society". Also learned in this episode is that Grodd's accident with his mind-control helmet has granted him mental powers, which he utilized in this story as a subtle type of tampering with the League's emotions - having watched the League via secret cameras for weeks, Grodd starts manipulating their feelings until the Leaguers start lashing out at each other and end up walking away from the team. Having separated them, Grodd tries to capture each Leaguer and invades a football halftime show to do away with the heroes publicly, only to be foiled by J'onn J'onzz, who frees his teammates. The Society is battled one last time, and fails to beat the League. Of note in this episode is that Grodd's romantic preferences become clear: he has a taste for human females, like Corwin or the artificially-made-human Giganta. Giganta in Wonder Woman #175. ... Killer Frost is the name of two DC Comics supervillain and one of Firestorms foes. ... The Parasite is a fictional character and supervillain who appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... The Shade, as painted by Tony Harris on the cover of Starman #6 (1995) The Shade is a DC Comics character, a villain created in the 1940s who would fight against two generations of superheroes, most notably the Golden Age and Silver Age Flashes. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, a supervillain within the DC Comics universe. ... The four Clayfaces, from Secret Origins #44, September 1989. ... The Martian Manhunter (Jonn Jonzz), is a comic book superhero appearing in DC Comics. ...


Finally, in the third season of Justice League Unlimited, Grodd turns up as the leader of the Legion of Doom. As he describes it, the Legion is a sort of co-op for supervillains, banded together to help each other's villainy in the face of the expanded League. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Hall of Doom, the Legion of Dooms headquarters. ...

After having the legion seek out various valuable artifacts Grodd revealed his master plan; to turn every human on the planet into apes. The plan was however thwarted by the Justice League. Subsequently, an unimpressed Lex Luthor shot Grodd and took position as the new leader of the legion. He is currently being kept prisoner in the Legion's headquarters; the only reason he's still alive is that he's somehow preventing Luthor from reconstituting Brainiac Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... Brainiac is a fictional supervillain in DC Comics, most often appearing as an opponent of Superman. ...


External links

  • Alan Kistler's Profile On: THE FLASH - A detailed analysis of the history of the Flash by comic book historian Alan Kistler. Covers infromation all the way from Jay Garrick to Barry Allen to today, as well as discussions on the various villains and Rogues who fought the Flash. Various art scans.
  • Hyperborea entry for Gorilla Grodd

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Gorilla Grodd (881 words)
Grodd came after him, but not for rescue; his intent was to steal Solovar’s secret for controlling others through force of mind.
Grodd has no regard for human life, and has on a number of occasions tried to wipe out humanity.
One of Grodd’s widest-ranging schemes was to arrange Solovar’s assassination and manipulate Gorilla City into war against humanity.
Gorilla Grodd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (698 words)
Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash.
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.
The evil Grodd forced one of the explorers to kill his alien benefactor and staged a coup to enslave Gorilla City.
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