Peotor the orangutan (Super-Apes of the Red Ghost) (Marvel Comics) face closeup side view

Peotor the orangutan


Peotor is, of course, a super-powered orangutan.

As with the other Super-Apes, this writeup is intended to be read after the Red Ghost (Ivan Kragoff) character profile. Which has all the context.


  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Super-Apes, ally/servant of the Red Ghost.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’0” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Note: For the height and weight I’ve used the average for his species, taken from Wikipedia.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

All three Super-Apes have been evolved through the application of cosmic rays. They developed individual powers in addition to having their mental faculties altered to the point where they’re capable of talking.

Peotor can exert control over magnetic forces. This allows him to:

  • Manipulate metals.
  • Use computers mentally.
  • Attract and repel people.

Kragoff had also trained him to repair machines.

The Super-Apes were supposedly further irradiated with gamma radiation shortly before the Fall of the Hulks. This may have further increased their powers, but the effects are unclear at this point.


(See the Red Ghost’s entry for their complete history working with him.)

Running the Asylum

Shortly before the Niganda incident, while the Super-Apes were apart from the Red Ghost, they took over a zoo in Salinas, Kansas. Then they turned the animals against the local population.

When the New Warriors intervened, the apes captured three of them. But instead of fighting managed to agree on peaceful coexistence with the town. It didn’t appear to last long, as they soon worked with the Red Ghost again.


Calm and studious, Peotor generally stays back from combat, attacking from a distance.

Peotor the urangutan uses his magnetic powers against the Invisible Girl

None of the Super-Apes are particularly fond of humans. They find their attitude toward apes offensive, and their opinion of Kragoff (Red Ghost) isn’t much different. They often part ways with him, after either they or he tire of the other’s company. Yet they inevitably get back together, whether from a residue of their training or simply from converging self-interest.

They suffer his more abusive behaviour, and will ultimately come to his defence, as he will to theirs.


“All the old Eastern bloc go the same way. Admit it, Red Ghost, the dream’s over.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Super-Ape
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 011 HP: 025

Attraction/Repulsion: 08, Interface: 05, Magnetic Control: 08, Metal Manipulation: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All other Powers are Contingent on Magnetic Control (-1).
  • Interface only allows him to use computers (-1).

Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, Gadgetry: 05, Vehicles (Land): 04

Prehensile Feet, Miscellaneous Advantage (He can speak).

Super-Apes (High), Red Ghost (High).

Distinct Appearance, Miscellaneous Drawback (Can’t read).

Design Notes

Peotor’s powers have been referred to as either magnetism and gravity control. While in his first appearance he mainly repelled other characters, the Red Ghost identified his powers as being magnetism, and some later uses of his powers could only have been done with magnetism.

So I’ve used that as his power, with Attraction/Repulsion as a Contingent power.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Roger.

Writeup completed on the 19th of November, 2011.