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KGBeast was a supervillain who fought the Justice League, and later joined the Legion of Doom.


KGBeast first clashed with the Justice League while robbing a bank with Blockbuster, Cheetah, and Copperhead. They were all defeated by Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. KGBeast himself was taken out by an electric shock. Suddenly, the adults of the world disappeared to another dimension, including KGBeast, his partners in crime, and the Justice League.

KGBeast later joined Grodd's Legion of Doom. He sided with Grodd during the mutiny against Lex Luthor. KGBeast was seen firing his gun at unknown villains, but strangely enough, when Killer Frost froze to death the surviving faction that sided with Grodd, KGBeast must have switched sides, because he was standing among Luthor's group. However, he did not make it inside Sinestro's bubble when the revived Darkseid blew up the spacecraft.

Background information

KGBeast's name was confirmed with the 2008 release of a Mattel action figure bearing his likeness.

KGBeast is Anatoli Knyazev, an assassin trained by the KGB in the Soviet Union who would become a recurring adversary of Batman. Due to the fact that he is a lesser-known villain in his rogues gallery, KGBeast became one of the few Batman villains that managed to escape the Bat-embargo.

KGBeast's animated appearance is an amalgamation of his looks from both his comic debut appearance in the Ten Nights of the Beast arc and his appearance in the Robin III series. The latter in particular is the primary design inspiration, evident by his improved gun and eye cybernetic enhancements


Justice League Unlimited