This minor Black Panther foe was briefly seen but once, in 1988. But there are hints that he has more texture than what we had time to see.


  • Real Name: Rutger van Bokhoven.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Supremacists.
  • Base Of Operations: Azania.
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Voortrekker has superhuman tracking powers.

He is an accomplished hunter and fighter.


A White native of Zimbabwe, Voortrekker had a reputation as a hunter. He came to Azania while hunting down the criminal Impala.

Eventually he was to being inducted into the national superhero team, the Supremacists. When a shadowy cat-like being began murdering government officials, suspicion fell on T’Challa, the Black Panther, head of state of the neighbouring country of Wakanda.

The Supremacists (art from the TSR gamer's handbook to the Marvel universe)

The Supremacists were sent to capture the Black Panther. They stormed the Wakandan council chambers, but T’Challa managed to evade their initial attack, and drew them into the jungle.

He managed to pick them off one at a time. While clashing with Voortrekker, he pulled him into the way of Harrier’s attack, subduing him.


Calm and professional, Voortrekker is the most experienced member of the Supremacists.

He sometimes becoming exasperated by some of his team mates.


“Quit browbeating them, Avenger ! My tracking powers have found him with no problem-he is there !”

Black Panther: “Voortrekker, is it ? I’ve heard reports of your skills ! So you’ve teamed up with these racist thugs !”
Voortrekker: “Sharp words from an assassin !”


(His appearance might be a Zardoz reference – Ed.)

DC Universe History

When White Avenger was expelled from the Global Guardians, the Azanian government, embarrassed by this, engineered a clash between the Supremacists and the Guardians. The Supremacists were quickly dispatched by the Guardians, beginning a long-running enmity between the two groups.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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A 414 Point Character

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: National Hero
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 040

Analytic Smell/Tracking Scent: 08

Martial Artist: 05, Military Science (Tracking): 08, Thief (Stealth): 06

None demonstrated.

Azanian Government (High), Supremacists (High).

MIA (Racism).

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Sébastien Andrivet, Roy Cowan.