Mr. Horgon is an obscure, early Marvel character. He appeared for but a few pages in the third issue of Daredevil, in 1964.
But he’s useful to have for street-level stories set during the 1960s.
And as with most side note characters who haven’t been seen in decades, it can be interesting to ponder what he’s been up to.
- Real Name: “Ape” Horgon (first name unrevealed. Maybe Alphonse ?)
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: Briefly an employee of the Owl.
- Base of Operations: Unrevealed.
- Height: 5’5″ (1.65m). Weight: 190 lbs. (86 Kg.).
- Eyes: Unrevealed. Hair: Dark brown.
Powers & Abilities
He also is a competent, well-trained wrestler.
One assumes that he’s an experienced criminal.
To verify his skills, the Owl had Ape wrestle a caged large ape. Ape easily passed the test.
When the Owl first ran into Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Ape and Sad Sam were at his side. However, Ape was surprised by Daredevil’s speed, and sent flying.
Later on, the Owl sent his two underlings summon underworld representatives. But when they returned, the Owl had been defeated by Daredevil.
Ape Horgon is confident in his strength, but not particularly intelligent.
“A guy who can beat a gorilla with his bare hands won’t have any trouble with one costumed clown !”
DC Universe Adaptation
(This section proposes ways of using this character in DC Universe stories).
He could have been an obscure, early hireling of Hugo Strange.
DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 03||Str: 04||Bod: 04|
|Int: 03||Wil: 02||Min: 03|
|Inf: 03||Aur: 02||Spi: 03|
|Init: 009||HP: 010|
Charisma (Intimidation): 03, Martial Artist (incl. Techniques): 05, Vehicles (Land): 02
Edge (STR), Familiarity (Mob lore).
Street (Low), Underworld (Low).
In Ape’s opinion, he doesn’t need equipment.
Some of the stats are stock mobster ones, which he logically has.
It’s not clear what sort of ape Horgon was wrestling. I’m not convinced it actually was a gorilla. So I used the Edge Advantage to give him a STR of 4½ to reflect this haunting uncertainty.
Source of Character: Daredevil Vol. 1 #3.
Writeup completed on the 3rd of October, 2019.