Detective Chimp

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CHARACTER

Detective Chimp

The cleverest, most heroic monkey in the multiverse, Detective Chimp defends human and simian life with equal vigor.

History

Aliases: Bobo T. Chimpanzee

First Appearance: THE ADVENTURES OF REX THE WONDER DOG #4, 1952

Team Affiliations: Bureau of Amplified Animals, Chimpanzee Investigations, Shadowpact, Justice League Dark

 

Sometimes a name says it all. Once a normal chimpanzee, Bobo was part of a traveling circus before he was magically empowered by the Fountain of Youth, which gave him a genius level intellect and the ability to speak to every living animal, from humans to insects. Putting his new skills to work, Bobo became Detective Chimp, a brilliant sleuth and tactician able to piece together even the most complicated of crimes -- a path that soon lead him straight into the arcane. Bobo began associating with the Spectre and his team, Shadowpact, to solve the most esoteric of crimes like demonic possessions and black magic entanglements. In fact, he's so respected in the sleuthing community for his skills and his niche knowledge of the dark arts that he has been called upon by none other than Batman for assistance on certain cases. Most recently, he's joined the ranks of the Justice League to serve in Justice League Dark.