Malavar is a Kobra-Venom enhanced gorilla of Solovar's troop.[2]

Physical appearance

Malavar is a large, brown-furred gorilla with several large, red scars across his torso and limbs.[nb 1]


Early life

Malavar lived as part of a troop of gorillas in Bwunda. In 2008, he, along with most of the troop, was captured by the Brain and Ultra-Humanite. The adult gorillas were surgically enhanced to increase their intelligence. The troop's children were held hostage, forcing the adults to serve their captors at Gorilla City. They were later given Kobra-Venom injections.[2]


"Gorilla City"
September 27, post-00:00 CAT

Malavar, Djuba and Solovar, as well as a number of Shadow guards, answered the Brain's call for reinforcements against the Team. The gorillas sided with the Team. Solovar ordered Djuba and Malavar to attack the Shadows. After the Brain activated the base's self-destruct, Malavar evacuated with the Team and the other gorillas to the troop's safe haven.[2]

Powers and abilities


Background information


  1. 1.0 1.1 It is not made clear which of two gorillas shown is Djuba and which is Malavar. It is assumed that the red-furred gorilla is Djuba, as this is consistent with his depiction in other comics, making the brown-furred gorilla Malavar.


  1. Weisman, Greg (2016-12-13). Question #21676. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Weisman, Greg (w). Vecchio, Luciano (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Gorilla Warfare" Young Justice 19 (August 29, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics