Not to be confused with Disney's version, who was an anti-hero.

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Kerchak is a villainous Mangani from the original Tarzan books, a vicious silverback who was responsible for the deaths of Tarzan's original family. His role was replaced in the 1999 Disney cartoon film by Sabor, a rogue leopard.

He is the main antagonist of Tarzan of the Apes.

Biography

In the novel Tarzan of the Apes, Kerchak is the "king" of a tribal band of Mangani, a fictional species of Great Ape intermediate between real life chimpanzees and gorillas. In the beginning of the original novel, Kerchak leads his band against Tarzan's marooned father and kills him; the infant Tarzan is saved by a female Mangani named Kala, who rears the baby and protects him against Kerchak. When Tarzan reaches adulthood, he fights and kills Kerchak and succeeds him as king of the apes.

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Books
Kerchak † | Queen La

Movies
Tarzan of the Apes: Sabor
Tarzan (1999): Cecil Clayton † | Sabor † | Clayton's Pirates
Tarzan II: Mama Gunda | Uto & Kago | Sabor
Tarzan (2013): Cecil Clayton † | Tublat
The Legend of Tarzan: Léon Rom

Television
Tublat | Queen La † | Samuel T. Philander | Count Nikolas Rokoff | Lt. Colonel Staquait | Nuru & Sheeta | Hista | Lady Waltham | Robert Canler | Zutho | Ian McTeague

Video Games
Oswald Gardner | Mr. Wolf (Tarzan)

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