Titano (Toto)

The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: N.A. CBR Scale: I

Name: Titano

Alter Ego: Toto

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Superman (vol. 1) #127 (Feb. 1959): "Titano the Super-Ape!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (modern) Superman Annual (vol. 2) #1 (July 1987): "Tears for Titano!"

Creators: Otto Binder, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 48

Enemy of: Superman, Dr. Thomas Moyers

Ally: Lois Lane

Species: chimpanzee

Gender: male

Note: chimpanzee made gigantic; based on King Kong

Titano's intelligence was enhanced to the extent that he was considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. His main enhancement, however, was his tremendous size. He apparently never achieved human-level intelligence.

It may be debatable whether Titano should best be classified as an "uplifted animal" or a "mutated animal." However he is classified, it is clear that he started out as a normal, un-mutated chimpanzee. He was exceptionally intelligent, but not super-intelligent or intelligent beyond the level that mainline chimpanzees can be. Thus, the question of "religious affiliation" is largely "not applicable" for Titano.

Even if Titano's intelligence was enhanced considerably by his mutation, he certainly never was part of any organized religious culture such as is exhibited by some groups of uplifted animals.

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #289 (Oct. 1961): "Bizarro's Amazing Buddies"

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