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"What do you take me for? A troglodyte!?"[2]

Ultra-Humanite was an albino gorilla-humanoid whose intelligence is far superior to most men. Unfortunately, his true talents were not put to use when he served as a member of the Injustice Gang.


Unique among the supervillains, Humanite was a true lover of fine arts, such as opera. That passion was so strong that Batman took advantage of it to persuade him to turn on Lex Luthor and his Injustice Gang. As a result, Humanite turned himself in so he could savor in prison the cultural programming made possible by a massive donation Batman gave in his name, double what Luthor was paying him.[3]

Ultra-Humanite showed his more "human" side some time later. He originally wanted to destroy a massive museum collection of statues of modern art, which he saw as "garbage," but he took a break from villainy to spend Christmas with Flash and some orphans with a toy the Flash was bringing that he accidentally broke, but refitted to tell the story of The Nutcracker.[1]

Humanite later returns to jail, where Flash thanks him for his help. Humanite notes he welcomes any opportunity to bring culture to children. Flash gives him an aluminum Christmas tree, which Humanite finds surprisingly touching and tells him he hadn't owned one since he was a child.

Background information[]

In the Golden Age comics, Ultra-Humanite was a genius scientist, who in fact transplanted his brain into a plethora of different bodies to preserve his own life, eventually settling for the albino gorilla due to its immense strength. The mad scientist in his original body had a very weak body due to old age but genius-like intelligence, which was meant to be the antithesis of Superman, who had super-strength and a healthy body but his mind and intelligence were the same as other men. Early on the creators decided to instead focus on Lex Luthor as the "mad scientist villian", and Ultra-Humanite was less seen.


Justice League


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dini, Paul (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (December 13, 2003). "Comfort and Joy". Justice League. Season 2. Episode 23 (airdate). Episode 47 (production). Cartoon Network.
  2. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (September 6, 2002). "Injustice For All, Part I". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 18 (airdate). Episode 8 (production). Cartoon Network.
  3. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Lukic, Butch (director) (September 13, 2002). "Injustice For All, Part II". Justice League. Season 1. Episode 19 (airdate). Episode 9 (production). Cartoon Network.

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