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Real Identity: Gorilla Grodd
Affiliations: Super Hero High School
Appearances (Webisodes): Welcome to Super Hero High, All About Super Hero High, Hero of the Month: Supergirl, Seeing Red, Body Electric, and Fresh Ares Part 3
Appearances (TV Specials): Super Hero High
Appearances (Comics): Free Comic Book Day Edition 2016, The Dino Egg Effect Part 1, Harley & Batgirl's Excellent Adventure Part 2, Egging On Part 1, and State of the Martial Art (Comic only)
Appearances (Novels): Supergirl at Super Hero High and Batgirl at Super Hero High
Appearances (Graphic Novels): Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths
Appearances (Movies): Hero of the Year
Appearances (Books): Super Hero High School Yearbook
Appearances (LEGO Webisode): Wonder Waitress
Appearances (LEGO TV Special): Galactic Wonder
Powers/Skills: Mind Control, Above Average Strength, and Administration
Voiced By: John DiMaggio
Gorilla Grodd is the gruff and short tempered vice principal of Super Hero High School. He can be rather brusque with students and often yells but only to keep them in line. That includes overseeing detention and handing out generous sentences to anyone who crosses him. According to "The Super-Villain Compendium," Gorilla Grodd was a super villain who commanded a gorilla army in an attempt to conquer Central City. It is rumored Principal Waller recruited a reformed Grodd out of prison through a work release program. He repeatedly denied Lois Lane's request for an interview. When Supergirl arrived for her first day, she crashed into the cafeteria. Waller initiated damage control protocol and left Grodd in charge. He quickly yelled at the students to get to work. Even Grodd struggled with lifting the super proof steel girders into place but turned down Beast Boy's offer to help.
Unable to master gorilla mind control, Granny Goodness still needed Grodd out of the way in order to complete her plans to use Super Hero High to pave the way for Darkseid's next invasion. She planted a piece of bamboo, Grodd's main meal, near the Boom Tube room. The Metropolis Junior Detective Society found the bamboo and suspected Grodd was the culprit trying to break into the Boom Tubes. The junior detectives presented their findings to Waller. Not taking any chances while she reviewed the case, Waller revoked Grodd's security clearance. Grodd was enraged and quit, citing insult after everything he did for the school. As he packed up his belongings, Grodd noticed Gordon, dressed as Batgirl, climbing up the side of the building. He looked outside and saw Artemiz and Stompa trying to hit Batgirl down. Artemiz locked on her and fired. Grodd leaped out the window and took the arrow in his shoulder and fell to the ground below. The student body turned the tide and defeated Granny and her Female Furies.
Grodd shed his sling and did the honor of tossing Granny and her Furies through the Boom Tube to the Belle Reve Penitentiary and Juvenile Detention Center. Lastly, he tossed the cage full of Perry the Parademon duplicates into the tube. Batgirl hugged Grodd and thanked him for saving her life. Grodd shrugged her off and gave her a pet on the head. Flash apologized for misjudging him. Grodd assigned the junior detectives detention then said it was just a joke. He advised them to lighten up and punched Flash in the shoulder.
The day before final exams, an announcement was made in the auditorium. Grodd yelled at the student body to shut their "teeth traps" and open their "ear holes" to hear Principal Waller's announcement about finals. In the afternoon, Grodd was annoyed to see Poison Ivy back in detention. He yelled at her for grinning and strongly advised her to get her plants under control or she would end up in detention every afternoon. During Hero of the Year, Lane re-introduced herself to Grodd. Grodd was suspicious she might be an imposter but Lane quickly proved her identity by asking a barrage of questions. Lane continued to follow Grodd into the hall and pressed about the work release squad he was recruited for. He attended the post-gala dinner at the Kent Farm. The next semester, Grodd was accosted in the hall way by the Flash. Flash thought Grodd was the one who stole the Batjet, jumped on Grodd's back and pulled on his head to reveal a toupee. Grodd was naturally infuriated and stated he did not wear one.
After the second Ares incident, Gorilla Grodd gave Catwoman six months of detention for her role in the catastrophe. Catwoman suggested seven as she put on Wonder Woman's stolen tiara.