Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Proto-ape creature mutate (distant past)

Occupation: Alpha of the Gorgilla Clan

Group Membership: Gorgilla Clan

Affiliations: Gorgilla Clan, Mephisto

Enemies: Iron Fist (Fan Fei), Iron Man (Tony Stark), prehistoric cavemen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Gorgilla Alpha

Base of Operations: Mobile within the Great Dead Forest, prehistoric Earth

First Appearance: Avengers VII#13 (March, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: The Ape King was extremely strong for a proto-ape and could communicate in the very basic of ways such as grunts and sounds.

After being embedded with the Power Stone, the Ape King's strength increased dramatically and he could charge his body with the Power Stone's energies to increase the damage done by his attacks. In addition, the Power Stone healed his injuries by transforming injured parts of his body into purple crystal.

The Ape King formerly carried a large club made of diamond.

Height: 9' (by approximation)
Weight: 1933 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Avengers VII#13) - Following the burning of the Great Dead Forest at the hands of the Mephisto-manipulated Gorgilla Clan, the prehistoric Iron Fist (Fan Fei) encountered the alpha of the Gorgilla Clan, the Ape King. Swinging his giant diamond club at Iron Fist, the Ape King was eventually defeated when Iron Fist shattered his diamond club, the shards of which pierced the Ape King's right side. Soon after met by the demon Mephisto (in the form of a snake), the Ape King ignorantly followed the snake into a cave, where Mephisto led the Ape King into touching the Infinity Power Stone. His injuries healed by transmutation into crystal by the Power Stone, the Ape King later confronted Iron Fist on his own, knocking her back with a Power Stone-enforced punch to the ground. Fiercely fighting Iron Fist, the Ape King used the Power Stone to empower a punch that Iron Fist met with her own fist, causing a power backlash explosion that launched the seriously injured Iron Fist miles away.

(Avengers VII#31) - While attempting to tempt a time-displaced Iron Man (Tony Stark), who was stuck in 1,000,000 B.C., Mephisto sent the Ape King to attack Tony Stark in a cave he was hiding out in. Recognizing the Power Stone and the Ape King as an attempt by Mephisto to tempt him into dying, Stark was left for dead by the Ape King following the attack.

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino.

The name of the Ape King's Gorgilla Clan suggests that perhaps the modern day monster Gorgilla may be a descendant of the Ape King's clan or perhaps even a time-displaced member of the Clan from prehistoric days.
Seeing as how the profile on Gorgilla says he is a Deviant genetic experiment and the Official Handbooks say that the Celestial experiments on the ape-like creatures they captured was to test their mutation potential (which is why Deviant children don't resemble their parents), there is is no way short of cloning for there to be a race of Gorgillas. Plus, the Ape King resembles a modern-day gorilla and Gorgilla does not. - Snood

Big thanks to Mike Fichera for helping approximate the weight of the Ape King!

Profile by Proto-Man.

Ape King has no known connections to:

The Gorgilla Clan

The Gorgilla Clan was a group of prehistoric, forest-dwelling proto-apes that attacked nearly anything coming onto what they deemed to be their territory. When Iron Fist ventured into their forest, the Gorgilla Clan attacked her and she killed at least one while protecting a group of cavemen from the Clan. Following their defeat, the Gorgilla Clan were given the gift of fire by the demon Mephisto, which they used to burn down most of their forest. Iron Fist again came to the defense of the local cavemen, fiercely battling the Gorgilla Clan until she encountered the Ape King.

--Avengers VII#13

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Avengers VII#31, p16, splash page (Ape King attacking Tony Stark, main image)
Avengers VII#13, p16, pan3 (Ape King, headshot)
Avengers VII#13, p13, pan2 (Ape King, pre-transformation)
Avengers VII#13, p8-9, pans1-9 (Gorgilla Clan vs. Iron Fist)

Avengers VII#13 (March, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Andrea Sorrentino (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#31 (April, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Gerardo Zaffino, Geraldo Borges, Szymon Kudranski, Bazaldua, Robert Gill, Mattia De Iulis (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 03/21/2020
Last updated: 03/27/2020

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