Legion of Doom Team Member

Gorilla Grodd
Real name: Grodd
Species: Gorilla
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: brown
Base: formerly, Gorilla City
Hall of Doom
Affiliations: League of Evil
Legion of Doom
Rogue of: Flash
Voiced/Played: Stanley Ralph Ross
Gorilla Grodd Gallery

Grodd is a gorilla supervillain. He's an enemy of The Flash and he's a member of the Legion of Doom.

Earth-1A History

Grodd came from Gorilla City in Africa, which is a city inhabited by super-intelligent apes. When he joined the Legion of Doom, he was banished to live outside of the city, in man's world.

Background History

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, little is know of Grodd's upbringing. We do know that he is a hyper-intelligent, telepathic gorilla.

As an adult, the tension between Solovar had become great. Solovar was the King and leader of this super-intelligent race of simians.

Shortly before Grodd was banished from Gorilla City, Solovar was captured by humans in Central City. He posed as an ordinary ape in order to keep Gorilla City a secret. Grodd followed him to Central City, because he believed that Solovar would be at his most vulnerable, and would be easily overtaken, so he could learn the secrets of Solovar's ability telepathically control the minds of others (force-of-mind powers). With this knowledge Grodd wanted to command the simian armies and take over the world. Grodd is able to steal the ability and return to Gorilla City.

Solovar telepathically contacts Barry Allen, who as the Flash, helps the gorilla leader escape. Barry becomes the first human to learn of the city’s existence and its location.

The two travel to Africa where in Gorilla City, Grodd has just taken over the army. Flash manages to battle Grodd and by spinning around Grodd really fast, manages to knock Grodd out and remove the knowledge of force-of-mind from his memories. Flash then turns Grodd over to Solovar for punishment, and promises not to reveal the secret of Gorilla City.

This led to a rivalry between Grodd and the Flash, as well as an alliance between the Flash and Solovar.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Legion of Doom Team Members


Lex LuthorBrainiacBlack MantaCheetahSinestroGorilla GroddCaptain ColdScarecrowToymanSolomon Grundy • The RiddlerGigantaBizarro

Expanded Team:
Doctor Natas

Episode Appearances


  • Gorilla Grodd first appeared in Flash, Vol. 1 #106[2] (May, 1959).
  • He was created by writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino.

External Links

Appearances in Other Media

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  1. Continuity is from Earth-One, and found in Flash, Vol. 1 #106 which was published in May, 1959.
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Flash, Vol. 1 #106 (May, 1959)

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