The Leopard (Superman enemy) (DC Comics)


(Sam Kennedy)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Leopard is a frankly obscure Superman villain. He only appears in the story in Superman vol. 1 #20, published in 1943.

There isn’t much to say, but our contributor Sean knocked together a primer and stats whilst poring over archives.


  • Real Name: Sam Kennedy.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.


Powers and Abilities

Not really. His taming skills seemed minimal.


Sam Kennedy, publicist for a circus, decided to steal the circus animals. He would then use them as a distraction while his gang would commit robberies in the vicinity.

He also stole animals from the zoo, leading the police to suspect ex-zookeeper Zeb Harmon. Harmon’s escape from the law made him seem even more guilty.

The Leopard’s actions brought him into conflict with Superman and Herman the Heroic. The two discovered his true identity, defeated him, and revealed his identity to the public.


He wears a leopard mask as well as a green suit and a green tie.


“Good. Now let me handle the beast !”

DC Universe History

Since he wears a cat mask, much like Batman’s foe the Cat (later called Catwoman), he is clearly a cat avatar, bringing him into conflict with Hawkman. He narrowly avoided training under Wildcat and dived out a window to avoid becoming Robin on at least two occasions.

He has never met the Doom Patrol and has had no romances (tragic or otherwise) with other DC characters. No, there’s not a FAQ.

(Those were all private jokes from the mailing list back when this was written — ed.).

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Leopard

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Circus Publicist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 012 HP: 015

Animal Handling: 02

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: DC Comics.