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An - Kal (Earth-1)

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Anthropologist who worked with Kryptonian gorillas to enhance their genetic code. The fruit of his labors is almost certainly Yango, a super-powered gorilla, whom he sent to Kenya just as Krypton exploded. His hope was that his genetic manipulation would then be introduced into Earth's gorilla population.

Despite the potentially sinister nature of genetic manipulation, An-Kal has not, to date, been portrayed as a "mad scientist", but rather a colleague of Jor-El, who was one of the few to believe Jor-El's warning of impending doom. Of course he never really lived long enough to deal with implications of a super-intelligent, super-powered gorilla organizing other gorillas to action.

First Appearance: Superboy (1949) #172

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Superboy (1949)

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Kryptonians (DC)

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