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Killer Croc

Killer Croc by Eric Powell
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics #523 (February 1983)
Created by Gerry Conway
Gene Colan
In story information
Alter ego Waylon Jones
Team affiliations Secret Society of Super Villains
Notable aliases Croc, King Croc
Abilities - Super human strength, speed, reflexes, and agility
- Very durable, scale-like skin and superior stamina
- Sharp claws and teeth
- Healing factor
- Enhanced senses
- Experienced alligator wrestler

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Contents

Fictional character biography

Waylon Jones is born with a medical condition that caused him to grow progressively more like a crocodile. In the comics his intelligence level has varied from competent schemer to berserk monster. For other uses, see Crocodile (disambiguation). ...


In his original appearances, he resembled a powerfully-built man covered entirely in green scales. However, his disease has slowly robbed him of all identifiable human traits. In his most recent appearances, he has an enlongated snout and tail.


Once he was a cocaine/arms dealer until foiled by Nightwing and Robin. Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ...


In Batman issue 489, Killer Croc attacked a shopping mall where Batman and Robin arrived later. After Killer Croc received several punches, Batman got distracted by an image of Bane, Killer grabbed Batman and tried to break his back. Robin kicked Killer Croc right near Bane and Bane broke Killer Croc's arms. He was then put back into Arkham. However, it should be noted that Jean-Paul Valley was standing in for Bruce Wayne as Batman in this issue. Bane is a fictional character, associated with DC Comics Batman. ...


When Bane helped get everyone out of Arkham in the Knightfall saga, Killer Croc went to get revenge on Bane. While in the sewers, he smelled Bane and went after him but only found Robin. Bane then attacked him but the ledge they were standing on broke and the three fell into the sewers. The fight ended up as a draw.


In a storyline that ran in Batman issues 521 and 522, Killer Croc is summoned by a paranormal force to break out of Arkham Asylum and make his way to the Louisiana swamps. Batman follows him there only to find that the mysterious force is actually the Swamp Thing, who offers Croc a place in the swampland where he can finally give in to his animal side and live free from human persecution. Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Swamp Thing (disambiguation). ...


Killer Croc has appeared in both the Hush storyline and its chronological follow up, Broken City. In the former, he is infected with a virus that greatly increases the rate of his devolution. Published 2002-2003 in monthly installments in Batman issues 608-619 by DC Comics Characters Batman (Bruce Wayne), Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Superman (Clark Kent), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Robin (Tim Drake), The Joker, The Riddler, Hush, Scarecrow, Huntress, Ras al Ghul, Lex Luthor, Two-Face, Commissioner James Gordon, Oracle, Harley... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article is about biological infectious particles. ...


In 2005's Detective Comics #810, Killer Croc attempts to cure his condition. When the doctor fails, Croc devours her.


In Infinite Crisis, Croc became a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ...


One Year Later

In the One Year Later storyline, Killer Croc is discovered feeding on the remains of Orca. He next shows up in Countdown #50 in Arkham. He breaks free from his shackles and attempts to kill Jimmy Olsen, who uses elastic powers to escape. Croc is then subdued. One Year Later event logo. ... Orca is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain, who first appeared in Batman #579. ... Countdown is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... James Bartholomew Jimmy Olsen is a fictional character, a photojournalist that appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ...


He is later seen among the exiled Supervillains in Salvation Run. Salvation Run is an upcoming seven-part DC Comics Mini-Series which will tie in to Final Crisis. ...


Powers and abilities

Killer Croc is afflicted with what seems to be some form of regressive atavism, meaning he has inherited some of the traits of ancestral species of the human race. His skin has hardened to the point where it is invulnerable to most forms of abrasion and even high caliber weapons fired from a distance. He possesses super strength, able to rip a large bank vault door right off its hinges with ease. He has superhuman regenerative powers, able to heal even lost limbs. This page is about the biological term Atavism. ...


Over time the primal reptilian part of his brain gains more control of his psyche. He possesses superhuman reflexes and speed. Croc also possesses the superior senses and underwater capabilities of his namesake. The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


In other media

Batman: The Animated Series

Killer Croc appears in several episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, voiced by Aron Kincaid. Croc is a former pro wrestler who turned to crime. In this series, he is given gray skin as opposed to his normal green, teeth filed to points, and his reptilian appearance is toned down somewhat. In the episode "Vendetta", he runs afoul of Harvey Bullock, who arrests him. Croc later escapes from prison and seeks revenge by framing him for the abduction of criminals Spider Conway and Joey "The Snail." In another episode, he escapes from prison and flees through the countryside, taking refuge in a town of naively trusting circus carnies (including a "seal boy", a giant, conjoined twins, and a hunchbacked ringmaster). Croc plans to betray and kill his hosts for the money they have stored away for supplies. In this episode, it is established that Croc is legally sane, and therefore is to be sent to Blackgate Penitentiary instead of Arkham Asylum. In the DC comic The Batman Adventures, Croc reveals that his mother died when he was born, and that he was raised by his cruel aunt. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Aron Kincaid (born June 15, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is an American voice actor best known for playing Killer Croc on Batman: The Animated Series. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... Phocomelia (from Greek φoko = seal plus μέλος (plural μέλεα) = limb) is a congenital disorder involving the limbs (dysmelia), that presents at birth very short or absent long bones and flipper-like appearance of hands and sometimes feet. ... Anna Haining Bates with her parents Greek gigas, gigantus (giant) is a condition characterized by excessive height growth and bigness. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Siamese twins redirects here. ... A coronal X-ray of a person with thoracic dextroscoliosis and lumbar levoscoliosis. ... Sanity considered as a legal term denotes that an individual is of sound mind and therefore can bear legal responsibility for his or her actions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of correctional facilities in comics. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ...


Later in the series, Croc would serve as nothing more than comic relief. In the episode "Almost Got 'em", a group of villains are discussing how they almost defeated batman. While everyone else had managed to almost kill batman with a complex deathtrap or such, Croc proudly proclaimed that he once threw a rock at Batman. However, this was later revealed to be Batman impersonating him, and a likely reference to their fight in the episode Sideshow.


The New Batman Adventures

He also appeared — revamped, with green skin — in an episode of The New Batman Adventures where he joins forces with the criminal Baby Doll. Baby Doll, who has a condition that makes her look like a child even though she is an adult, believes she has found a kindred spirit in fellow 'freak' Killer Croc. They go to live in the sewers, committing crimes planned by Doll and carried out largely by Croc. When Baby Doll overhears Croc boasting about manipulating her with a pair of prostitutes, she betrays him to Batman and Batgirl, and in the ensuing fight, he is killed after being drenched in boiling water. However, he may have survived, as he is seen in the later episode "Judgement Day," where he is seen trying to get Penguin to pay him for jewels he had stolen. The Judge attacks him sometime afterward. The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ...


He is voiced here by Brooks Gardner.


The Batman

Killer Croc in The Batman.

In 2005, an episode of the animated television series The Batman featured Killer Croc, voiced by Ron Perlman. In this episode Croc is even more reptilian and has a tail. His origins are mostly unknown: one of his henchmen tells Batman that there are different rumors: that he is a military genetic experiment gone awry, that he deals with the wrong kind of voodoo magic in the swamps, or is simply a genetic freak. (It is never explained which origin story is true.) He recruits three criminals, two of them voiced by Jim Cummings, as henchmen to help him flood Gotham City. This animated version also speaks with a Cajun accent and has two pet crocodiles to do his bidding. He later returns as part of Penguin's Team Penguin. He then makes an appearance in "The End of the Batman" where he, Penguin, Ventriloquist and The Joker team up to commit a crime spree now that they are under the protection of the vigilante Wrath. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... For the business executive, see Ronald Perelman. ... For other uses, see Gene (disambiguation). ... Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... Team Penguin was the second episode of The Batmans fourth season. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... The Ventriloquist is a DC Comics villain, an enemy of Batman. ... The Joker redirects here. ... Wrath is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ...


Lego Batman

Killer Croc is featured in the Lego Batman building toy set 7780 Batboat: the Hunt for Killer Croc. Croc rides a jet ski, pitted against Batman in a hovercraft version of the Batboat. Killer Croc appears in minifigure form with his signature jeans as in the comic, with a distinct reptilian appearance comprising green skin, scales and a sharp-toothed grin. His head, however, is humanoid. LEGO Batman is a theme of LEGO building sets based on the comics, films, and cartoons featuring the DC Comics superhero, Batman. ... The Batboat from Batman: The Movie[1]. The Batboat is the fictional personal boat of comic book superhero Batman. ... Space, Castle, and Town minifigures Minifigures are small, plastic figural toys produced by Danish toy manufacturer Lego, which are usually sold with Lego sets, as characters intended to populate modular Lego environments. ...


Batman: Knightfall and Beyond

In the novel Batman: Knightfall and Beyond, based largely on the comics storyline, Killer Croc is said to have suffered from "a raging skin cancer" that turned the outer layers of his flesh into a hardened covering when he was younger. He escapes from Arkham Asylum when Bane and his men destroy it, freeing most of Batman's major foes in the process as part of a plan by Bane to wear him down before Bane himself "breaks" him. Batman later defeats Croc in a one-on-one fight in the sewers, crushing a cylinder of knock-out gas against the underside of his nose to disable him. Croc is then arrested and held in Blackgate Prison with the other Arkham escapees until the asylum can be rebuilt. Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin which can have many causes. ...


Batman: Gotham Knight

Killer Croc appears as one of the villians in the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight. [1]


Redesign

In recent years, Killer Croc has been portrayed as being much more reptilian than in past incarnations. An action figure made by Kenner toys in 1998 featured a tail and dinosaur-like feet. When Mattel got the license to make DC products in the early 2000s, they released their own version of Killer Croc, sculpted by the Four Horsemen. This version also featured a tail and dinosaur feet. In late 2005, a re-release of this figure was modified so that the tail, along with his shirt, was removed. This version also sports a more "human" head. The 2002-2003 Batman storyline Hush featured a more bestial Croc who had been mutated against his will to appear more reptilian. This version of the character was drawn by artist Jim Lee. Zarbon action figure from Dragon Ball Z made by Bandai An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ... Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ... Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... For linguistic mutation, see Apophony. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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