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King Cougar (Jimmy Olsen enemy) (Superman DC Comics) and his pet cougar

King Cougar

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: His own criminal crew
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile ?
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Well, not really – on either count. He has a pet cougar, who is probably the most competent thing in this profile. And he had something called the Nullifier, which could remotely trigger a blackout in the neighbourhood it is pointed at. Mr. Bentley was operating it, but the tech was presumably bought from someone.

His henchmen are clad in terrible costumes.


King Cougar is some guy behind a minor mob. Inspired by the July 11th, 1977 blackout in New York, he bought a Nullifier to trigger blackouts, then prepared his crew and recruited more gangsters.

King Cougar's henchmen

The plan was to make the chaos from the blackouts even worse with bombs in important places, agit-prop people rousing the disenfranchised areas, etc. – in short enough chaos to occupy the Metropolis PD and the Metropolis heroes, starting of course with Superman. And then… LOOT !

However, the last test run of the Nullifier was done on Jimmy Olsen’s block, and Olsen foiled the terribly-costumed thugs who were robbing a jewellery store as a rehearsal for the big one.

He and other journalists started investigating, and were quickly captured by King Cougar’s men. Olsen, then also known as “Mister Action”, swiftly escaped, captured the pet cougar, routed the guards and shut off the Nullifier.

King Cougar, Bentley and the pet cougar

Thus, Metropolis experienced a night of chaos, mild looting, fires, etc. but the situation remained under control. King Cougar did manage to escape, though.

It is real unlikely that he existed on post-Crisis New Earth. Or at least, one would hope so.


Yes, the illustrations are real.


Complete cliché of a villain. Cowardly, likes to explain his plans in details, might occasionally twirl his moustache.


“Ha ha ha ! Metropolis — is she not a beautiful city, Bentley ? Just think — tomorrow night, all her treasures — her wealth, her power — will be mine to plunder !”

“Olsen, note that I have your famed super-watch ! Superman can’t save you — you’re helpless !”


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King Cougar

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation : Power
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation : Crime Lord
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 010 HP: 005

Charisma*: 04

Pet (his Cougar), Sidekick (Mr. Bentley)

Underworld (Low)

His costume likely counts as Creepy Appearance

Night-Vision Goggles [BODY 01, Ultra-vision: 03, Do nothing: 17, Limitation: Ultra-vision is Night Vision only]

Pet cougar

“Ggrrrr !”

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation : Feline
Int: 01 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation : Like, cougar
Inf: 02 Aur: 00 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 009 HP: 000

Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 02, Claws: 04, Extended Hearing: 02, Jumping: 02, Running: 05, Super Hearing: 02, Telescopic Vision: 01, Ultra Vision: 04

Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, Thief (Stealth): 03

Lightning Reflexes

Mr. Bentley

Apparently just an assistant – he has 02s everywhere except for his Mental Attributes at 03.

Thugs with terrible, terrible costumes man was not meant to wear

Well, they could be beaten up and dispersed by Jimmy Olsen. They could conduct operations in a coordinated and efficient way, though, so they’re not stupid.

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Lowlife
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 008 HP: 002

Vehicles (land): 03, Weaponry (street): 03. Some have Military science (Demolition): 03


Street (Low)

None demonstrated


  • Night-Vision Goggles [BODY 01, Ultra-vision: 03, Do nothing: 04, Limitation: Ultra-vision is Night Vision only]
  • .38 Revolver [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 03, Ammo: 06, R#03]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Superman Family #189 (1978)

Helper(s): Ethan Roe, Darci

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