Real Name: N'Gamo

Identity/Class: Human (Wakandan, Jabari tribe)

Occupation: Aide of the Man-Ape

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lethal Legion, Man-Ape

Enemies: Avengers (Black Panther, Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision), Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Monica Lynne

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "N'Gama"

Base of Operations: Gorilla Palace, the Crystal Forest, Wakanda

First Appearance: Avengers I#62 (March, 1969)

Powers/Abilities: N'Gamo is skilled a piloting a helicopter, poisoning food, and wielding a mace.

History: (Avengers I#62) - While T'Challa was away from Wakanda, serving in the Avengers, M'Baku took charge of the throne, and had N'Gamo serve him as his chief aide. Upon learning that T'Challa had returned to Wakanda with members of the Avengers, M'Baku had N'Gamo prepare a meal for them that was drugged. When T'Challa revived he fought M'Baku, now garbed as the Man-Ape, and ultimately defeated him, burying him beneath a statue of the White Gorilla.

(Avengers I#78 (fb) - BTS) - N'Gamo retrieved the Man-Ape from the wreckage, and revived him with secret herbs.

(Avengers I#78) - When Man-Ape joined the Grim Reaper's Lethal Legion in an attempt to destroy the Avengers, N'Gamo assisted the Man-Ape against his foes, piloting him to safety in a helicopter following a skirmish with the Avengers. Later, N'Gamo helped the Man-Ape kidnap the Black Panther's lover Monica Lynne, and then aided the Man-Ape in battle against the Black Panther, ultimately capturing him and bringing him to the Grim Reaper.

(Black Panther III#33) - N'Gamo confronted the Man-Ape in the Crystal Forest as he was hunting Queen Divine Justice, a member of Wakanda's Dora Milaje. N'Gamo revealed to the Man-Ape that Queen Divine Justice was by right the queen of the Jabari, so the Man-Ape and his followers bowed before her as a gesture of their compliance.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and George Klein.

N'Gamo's name was misspelled "N'Gama" in Avengers I#78.

by Prime Eternal

N'Gamo should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#62, page 5, panel 3
Black Panther III#33, page 4, panel 2

Avengers I#62 (March, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), George Klein (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#78 (July, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Black Panther III#33 (August, 2001) - Priest (writer), Sal Velluto (penciler), Bob Almond (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 02/07/05

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