The Ape Mastermind was the predecessor of more famous malevolent monkeys, Super Gorilla Grodd and Ultra-Humanite Ape, although his legend didn't last as long as his legacy. A mutant simian living in central Africa, he enlisted the aid of unwitting human agents while instilling within the primitive minds of his ape allies of various types the ability to create fire. So decades before Ultra recruited humans to his Secret Society of Super-Villains and Grodd tried to conquer Gorilla City, it was this behemouth who blazed the trail in the golden age of comics. Still, this masterplan was not sufficient to defeat the World's Mightiest Mortal, who was more than a match for the World's Smartest Chimp.
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