|“||Gorilla City, our time has come. In a few short hours, we break the yoke of oppression... forever! No more Regime! No more Justice League! Earth welcomes its new leaders... The Society!||„|
|~ Grodd speaking to his army and revealing his new allies.|
|“||Against Brainiac? I've seen his mind, felt his power. He can't be stopped.||„|
|~ Grodd's last words before his death at the hands of Aquaman.|
Gorilla Grodd, or simply just Grodd, is the secondary antagonist of Injustice 2. He is the ally of Brainiac. After the defeat of Superman, Grodd has organized a union of supervillains known as The Society to fill the resultant power vacuum and take over the world. In the Injustice 2 prequel comics, he worked with Brainiac to usurp Solovar as the new ruler of Gorilla City.
Grodd is a proud and arrogant being, willing that he and his team can convert the world and that he is superior. Grodd is generally perfidious and brutal towards his enemies. He is also ruthless, sadistic, merciless and manipulative, willing to enslave anyone who dares try to stop him. He is also very confident of his power, believing himself superior to anyone and also shows treachery because he admits that he will betray Brainiac.
Prior to the destruction of Metropolis, Gorilla Grodd had come to the United States from Gorilla City, bend on domination. He fought the Flash at least once and joined his Rogues gallery. During the first year of Superman's regime, Grodd was tracked down by members of the Justice League in order to find the whereabouts of Mirror Master, who had kidnapped Superman's parents.
Sometime afterwards, Grodd returned to Gorilla City and would become a general in its army under their king Solovar. After the fall of Superman's regime which reigned for five years, Solovar, who sought the destruction of humans he believed were threatening nature, allied Gorilla City with the League of Assassins under Ra's al Ghul. Grodd, angry and spiteful, did not trust Ra's al Ghul but was forced to remain loyal to Gorilla City by Solovar.
At some point, Gorilla Grodd brought together a new team to rule the world called The Society, offering all its members certain privileges after they rid the world of heroes.
Injustice 2 Comics
Grodd first appears at Gorilla City when Damian shows a tablet containing pictures of charred corpses, asking Damian if he lacks the "stomach of what's needed". And then, Grodd demands to Solovar why did he allowed humans to sit beside him as it is not the gorilla way and all gorillas should kill and conquer humans. As Animal Man tries to say "calm down, man", Grodd back hands Animal Man, roaring "I am no man!".
When Solovar demands all the other gorilla guards to remove him, Grodd tells him that not all gorillas agreed to his lack of leadership. When Solovar gets up in fury due to his betrayal, Grodd throws a spear at him, piercing his right shoulder. Solovar then retaliates by sending a telepathic signal to stop all the other gorillas, he then faces Grodd, telling him "You want to challenge me? Show me your revolution", afterwards the two sides of Gorilla City started fighting as to whether or not they shall agree to Ra's al Ghul's plans.
Ra's al Ghul summonns Amazo to burn all other gorillas with its heat vision. Grodd tries to use his telepathy to control Amazo but to no avail. Grodd then shouts "you have no mind, metal man", Amazo then removes his headgear and implants a device to depower his telepathy into his forehead before replying "I have a mind". Grodd lying down before Solovar in pain complaining that it's too quiet. Solovar tries to end Grodd with a spear until Ra's al Ghul intervenes, stopping him. Grodd and his other gorillas were exiled.
Later, when Brainiac's beta robot appears on Earth while fighting some of the gorillas, it tells that it expected more primates before Grodd appears from a bush, asking "who are you calling primate?", telling the beta that this is Grodd's jungle, metal man or not are not welcome. Grodd then summons the rest of his outcast to attack the betas until one of them grabs Grodd up to the sky and shoots a wire into Grodd's forehead.
Up to his mind, Brainiac asks him if he can hear him with that special little mind of Grodd, with Grodd confirming it. Brainiac introduces himself to Grodd and tells him that they will be helping with each other for now.
Grodd and his outcasts later resurfaced from a lake when Killer Croc and Orca prepares to finish Ra's al Ghul. He grabs the severed hand of Ra's al Ghul holding the tablet that controls the Suicide Squad's implanted bomb. When the two prepares to fight Grodd, Grodd simply warns them to leave. When Croc asks what will happen to Ra's al Ghul, Grodd simply answers that it doesn't matter and they are not a part of it anymore, and also threatening them that if they try to fight Grodd, they will be dead in seconds. In an awkward silence, Grodd says that they haven't left. Croc asks about the rest of his squad, Grodd says "they will die" before Croc lunges at the gorillas, saying to Orca that he won't let that happen. Orca stops his lover and pleads to Grodd that the Suicide Squad will be useful to Grodd and he shouldn't be wasting them as his resources. A convinced Grodd tells her that it is pragmatic and right, there's no better outcome. Orca then gives Ra's al Ghul to Grodd as the two leaves peacefully.
In Gorilla City, Grodd uses his telepathy to kidnap Solovar's son who was sleeping with his father. Later, a siege occurs as Grodd and his outcasts started attacking the rest of Solovar's gorillas. Grodd, grabbing Ra's al Ghul tells him that he should not bleed to his severed hand to see this and that the gorillas are not "his pet". When Deadshot tries to shoot Grodd, Grodd retaliates by using telepathic signals to restrain Deadshot from firing. Man-Bat charges from above to attack Grodd but he died after Grodd detonates the brain bomb implanted inside Man-Bat's head. Grodd then shouts that the Suicide Squad now belongs to him.
Solovar appears from behind, warning him that he shouldn't have returned from Gorilla City as there will be no mercy this time. Grodd smirks to him replying that mercy was his mistake and proving that he is not fit to lead Gorilla City and feels sorry that his son sees him weak. Grodd then releases a telepathic signal againn to summon Solovar's son. Solovar asks "what now?" and Grodd delightfully tells to him that his son will live. When Solovar feels like he is talking to someone else, Solovar asks Grodd what has he done and who he is talking to before Solovar was shot to the head by a mind-controlled Deadshot.
With Grodd usurps Solovar and sitting in his throne, and Solovar lying next to him. Grodd mind controls Ra's al Ghul, forcing him to lower his head to the palm of Grodd's hand, Ra's al Ghul tries to stop himself but his body is being forced to control itself. Grodd squeezes Ra's al Ghul's head, killing him and becoming the new ruler of Gorilla City.
In Gorilla City, Gorilla Grodd announces to his gorilla army that the Society of himself, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Bane, Cheetah, Deadshot, and Captain Cold would conquer the world and flay the humans he considers their oppressors. After the briefing, the Society discusses their plan until Green Arrow and Black Canary show up, and Black Canary uses her sonic sound to ground Grodd, Catwoman, and Bane. Grodd asks Bane and Catwoman to settle their account with the two heroes as he leaves the scene.
When Green Arrow and Black Canary manage to defeat his two allies, they succeed in following Grodd with four gorilla soldiers and defeat Harley Quinn, throwing them at their feet. He gives them a chance to join him, but they refuse, and Green Arrow shoots him arrows that he manages to block with his telekinetic powers. Grodd is then defeated by either Black Canary or Green Arrow, according to the player's choice.
Alliance with Brainiac
Grodd is then handcuffed by Green Arrow and Black Canary, but Grodd then laughs evilly and announces that they will never win the war. Then, Brainiac's ship appears over Gorilla City and teleports the two heroes away. Grodd gets up and laughs evilly again before grunting. Later, Grodd, on Brainiac's ship, looks with Brainiac and sees Flash confronting Brainiac's killer androids. Grodd then decides to send his henchmen to get rid of the Speedster.
Grodd later goes to see Brainiac after the latter was summoned. Brainiac informs Grodd directly that Superman was released to be able to defeat him, and that there is another survivor of Krypton: Kara Zor-El. Then, he tells the gorilla to continue planning, but that the two Kryptonians will be his.
When Black Adam activates a portal in Kahndag to access the Rock of Eternity, Brainiac orders Grodd to send the Society to take control of it. But Grodd tells him that his team is dissolved, though he will continue to serve the alien. Satisfied, Brainiac tells Grodd that he will be rewarded after the destruction of Earth.
In Kahndaq, Grodd sends several gorilla soldiers and Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Blue Beetle, maintained under his mind control, to kill Black Adam and Aquaman. Grodd speaks through the heroes and admits that he will kill Brainiac and take his ship to become unstoppable.
After the defeats of Green Arrow and Black Canary, Grodd sends Blue Beetle to ambush Black Adam and Aquaman to prevent them from using the power of the Rock against Brainiac.
Once Blue Beetle interrupts their ritual, Grodd shows up and orders his minion to kill the two kings. When his last puppet is defeated, Grodd confronts his two enemies and points out that they are three kings, but his two enemies call him a brute who serves only himself instead of his people.
Exasperated, Grodd answers that he will be the only one to leave the cave. Finally, the evil gorilla is defeated by Aquaman or Black Adam, according to the choice of the player.
Recumbent on the ground, helpless, Grodd insults the duo of stupid humans before Aquaman stab Grodd with his trident. Grodd tells him they will never beat Brainiac, because he cannot be stopped. Aquaman replies that Grodd is not unstoppable, and stabs again the gorilla, killing Grodd once and for all.
- In the first Injustice, Grodd was a background character in the Stryker's Island level.
- This version of Grodd seems to be older than his other incarnations because of his graying fur.
- This version of Grodd is also different from his other versions due to a major change in his personality: being a carnivorous gorilla rather than an herbivorous one. In one of his pre-battle interactions with Blue Beetle, the latter tells him that his Scarab armor had told him that gorillas are herbivores, to which Grodd replies, "Most are. I'm not!" This is further supported during one of his clash quotes with Blue Beetle, in which he calls him out on this nature of his by saying, "You eat people's brains!" Grodd responds to this by roaring, "I'm a recreational carnivore!"
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