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Detective Chimp
Real Name: Bobo T. Chimpanzee
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Detective skills, speak with animals

Detective Chimp was captured in equatorial Africa in 1953 by Fred Thorpe, who sought to train him for his number... "Bobo the Detective Chimp", in which Detective Chimp was trained to answer some detective-related questions using a combination of signals and rewards, giving the illusion to can "discover the deepest secrets of the public". Bobo formed a strong bond with Thorpe, because he took care of him, and gave him a more simpler life than in the jungle, until, during a trip in Florida, Rex the Wonder Dog took him to the Fountain of Youth, where he gained the ability to speak to all living creatures in their own language, even humans. He was also granted Eternal Youth.

After the death of Fred Thorpe, he began to work by himself. But being a monkey without civil rights and being unable to stand as a juridical person, he couldn't get paid, and when the public began to forget him, he became an alcoholic. He also has a smoking habit.

When the Spectre went mad under the influence of Eclipso, tried to destroy all magic and went on a killing spree, killing over 700 magicians, Detective Chimp coerced a group of mystical characters into battling the Spectre, forming a group called the Shadowpact.

Although he lacked true superpowers, he exhibited not only his fine detective skills, but also the genius of a true tactician, devising, with the counsel of a newly turned into a mouse Phantom Stranger some plans to use the powers of Black Alice and Nightshade to front the combined menace of Eclipso and the Spectre.

Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino

First Appearance: The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) #4

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
Action Comics (1938)
Animal Man (1988)
Blue Beetle (2006)
Checkmate (2006)
Countdown (2007)
Countdown to Mystery (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Day of Vengeance (2005)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics Presents: Captain Atom (2012)
DC Universe: Decisions (2008)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DCU Infinite Holiday Special (2007)
Detective Comics (1937)
Final Crisis (2008)
Green Lantern (1990)
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Lobo (1993)
Martian Manhunter (1998)
Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock (2011)
Ragman: Suit of Souls (2010)
Reign in Hell (2008)
Secret Origins (1986)
Shadowpact (2006)
Starman/Congorilla (2011)
Superman/Batman (2003)
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Flash (1987)
The Helmet of Fate: Detective Chimp (2007)
The Helmet of Fate: Zauriel (2007)
The Outsiders (1985)
Trials of Shazam (2006)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Zatanna (2010)

Group Affiliation(s):
Bureau of Amplified Animals
Shadowpact (2008)

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