Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Unknown (human mutant seems most likely)
Affiliations: The Creature
Enemies: Johnny Future
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Fantastic #15 (Odhams)
Powers/Abilities: Able to control any animal with the power of his mind.
History: The Animal Man was once a showman, performing for the public, before he decided to turn his talent for controlling animals to crime. He used his powers to spread panic across the U.K., then issued demands to be met if he was to stop this rampage of animal attacks. New hero Johnny Future attempted to battle him, but when the hero lost his temper and reverted back to the savagery of his recent "Missing Link" persona, Animal Man found he could control the simple mind of the Link. And so instead of stopping him, the hero became his pawn, at least until his intellect returned.
During their last confrontation Animal Man attempted to control the strongest creature in the vicinity, believing that was Johnny. Instead he awakened an ancient colossus sleeping below the Earth's surface. The terrifying creature scared even the Animal Man, and after a brief battle of wills where he temporarily lost control of the monster, he decided to give up on the surface world and accompany the beast back to the depths.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Animal Lad, British humorous strip character able to transform into a variety of creatures
Animal Man, DC Comics hero
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