Alias
Man-Ape
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
M'Baku
Occupation

Conqueror

Criminal

Cult Leader


Legal Status
Citizen of Wakanda with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Wakanda, Africa
Group Affiliation

Lethal Legion

Masters of Evil


Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
7'
Weight
355 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Mystical enchantment derived from eating the flesh of the sacred white gorilla; granting super-human strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.


Accessories
Pelt of the Sacred White Gorilla
Common Enemies

Avengers

Black Panther I


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1

Black Panther Vol. 3


First Appearance
Avengers Vol. 1 #62 (March, 1969)
Creator
Roy Thomas & John Buscema
Origin

The trusted friend to T'Challa (Black Panther I), M'Baku was entrusted with the leadership of Wakanda in the kings absence while he joined the Avengers.


During T'Challa's absence M'Baku kills the sacred white ape, consuming its flesh and gaining great powers. Returning to his kingdom, T'Challa and his allies the Avengers are rendered unconscious by their false ally. When they awake M'Baku reveals his plan to replace the Panther cult with the worship of Gorillas and challenges the Black Panther to combat for the throne as the Man-Ape.


Thor