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B'wana Beast
B'wana Beast
Information
Species: Human
Base: Watchtower II
Affiliations: Justice League
Abilities: Communicate with animals, enhanced senses, agility, flexibility, and keen tracking skills
Voiced by: Peter Onorati

B'wana Beast was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He was rather cocky and flirtatious with women, but dexterous nonetheless.

History

B'wana Beast was present at Superman's speech to the newly expanded Justice League. He was standing to the left of Doctor Light.[1]

When Wonder Woman was changed into a pig, Batman called for B'wana Beast for his expertise in tracking down animals. He was about to get a hold on Wonder Woman, but then lost track of her in a pig sty.[2] B'wana Beast was present on the Watchtower when it was invaded by the Ultimen. He was seen rushing at one of the Juice clones.[3]

B'wana Beast witnessed Superman's speech announcing the next reformation of the Justice League and the addition of the Metro Tower. He stood behind the Ray.[4]

With the Question, Metamorpho, and Steel, B'wana Beast was one of the first heroes to chase after the defunct Secret Society members after Batman gave them a "head start".[5]

Powers

B'wana Beast was an excellent animal tracker and claimed to have the ability to communicate with animals.[2]

Background information

B'wana Beast made his first appeared in Showcase #66 (January–February 1967), and was created by Bob Haney and Mike Sekowsky. Mike Maxwell was a ranger who was given a mystic elixir and a helmet by a shaman to become B'wana Beast, the Jungle Master. B'wana Beast was capable of mind controlling and merging any two animals together ("B'wana" is Swahili for "master" or "lord"). He resided in a secret hideout at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and with his gorilla companion, Djuba, B'wana Beast set out to fight many foes, such as Hamid Ali, "He Who Never Dies". B'wana Beast never enjoyed mainstream popularity, and ended up serving as a backup character in a few Animal Man issues. After B'wana Beast was killed off, his mantle was taken up by South African Dominic Mnawe, who became Freedom Beast.

Appearances

Justice League Unlimited

References

  1. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (July 31, 2004). "Initiation". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 1 (airdate). Episode 1 (production). Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dini, Paul (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (August 28, 2004). "This Little Piggy". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 5 (airdate). Episode 6 (production). Cartoon Network.
  3. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (July 9, 2005). "Panic in the Sky". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 24 (airdate). Episode 24 (production). Cartoon Network.
  4. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (July 16, 2005). "Divided We Fall". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 25 (airdate). Episode 25 (production). Cartoon Network.
  5. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (May 13, 2006). "Destroyer". Justice League Unlimited. Season 2. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 39 (production). Cartoon Network.

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