Telepathic brute Gorilla Grodd has long sought to prove his peerless genius by subjugating mankind. He’s gone so far as to form an anti-Justice League, the Society, to once and for all smash their opposition. Using his intellect and telepathy, Grodd enlists others in his mission to conquer the planet and fill the void of power left by Superman’s Regime.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Gorilla Grodd appears in the courtyard background on the Stryker's Island stage, battling several guards attempting to restrain him. A player can knock their opponent into Grodd as an interactable, causing the ape to throw the victim back, causing damage.
With the fall of the New Regime, Gorilla Grodd has organised a union of super-villains known as The Society to fill the resultant power vacuum and take over the world. This puts him at odds with Superman and his allies, who wish to restore his government, and Batman and his allies, who want to keep both groups out of power.
He is first seen onstage at Gorilla City, giving a speech to his gorilla warriors. After the speech, he orders several Society members to prepare for the attack, leaving him, Bane, and Catwoman behind. Before the three can discuss anything, they are ambushed by Green Arrow and Black Canary. The three rush to the duo but are pushed back by Black Canary's Cry. He sends off Bane and Catwoman to fight the duo. When they are defeated, Green Arrow and Catwoman fight Gorilla Grodd and several of his gorilla warriors. They defeat Gorilla Grodd, which scares the gorilla warriors off. Before they can capture him, Brainiac arrives and captures Green Arrow and Black Canary, saving him.
He is seen on Brainiac's ship, often being informed by Brainiac by any interesting information, such as Supergirl's known existence and Superman being freed.
When the Earth is about to be destroyed by Brainiac's betas and Kahndaqi is revealed when Black Adam opens the gateway to the Rock of Eternity, Brainiac requests that he and the Society retrieve a sample of the Rock of Eternity, wishing to study Earth's "magic". Grodd then informs him that the Society had disbanded when they realized that Brainiac would destroy the Earth rather than let them conquer it. Despite this, Grodd remains loyal to Brainiac, and he is sent to Kahndaq. Grodd then brainwashes Green Arrow and Black Canary (accompanied by several gorilla warriors) to fight Aquaman and Black Adam. After Black Canary and the gorilla warriors are defeated, Aquaman asks Grodd why he would sacrifice Gorilla City for Brainiac. Grodd, via Green Arrow, explains that he is loyal to neither Gorilla City nor Brainiac, who explains that he plans to wait for Brainiac to expose his weakness and then kill him, thus making his ship his own. When Aquaman and Black Adam defeat Green Arrow and finally open the gateway, Grodd brainwashes Blue Beetle and sends him to get to the Rock of Eternity as a sleeper agent. When Grodd makes himself known, Aquaman or Black Adam defeat Blue Beetle and Grodd. Aquaman then kills Grodd by stabbing him twice with his trident, finally avenging Atlantis.
Powers and Abilities
Gorilla Grodd is a highly evolved gorilla with an intelligent mind and a powerful brain. He is capable of telepathy and telekinesis, enabling him to control his foes both mentally and physically. Grodd's gorilla body is also far larger, stronger, faster, and more durable than the average human being, allowing him to overwhelm his enemies with brute force while simultaneously tearing their minds apart with telepathic assaults.
- Animal Instinct: Grodd blasts his opponent with a psychic blast, bring them closer to him so he can grab them and pummel them into the ground a few times. He then brings his opponent closer to his face, roars at them and then punches them across the arena.
|Knuckle Swipe||[ ■ ]||[ X ]|
|Skull Crush||[ ▲ ]||[ Y ]|
|Fist Flurry||[ X ]||[ A ]|
|Low Bash||[ ← + ■ ]||[ ← + X ]|
|Straight Kick||[ ← + ▲ ]||[ ← + Y ]|
|Heavy Handled||[ ← + X ]||[ ← + A ]|
|Primate Slam||[ → + ▲ ]||[ → + Y ]|
|Gorilla Fist||[ → + X ]||[ → + A ]|
|Secret Sweep||[ ↘ + X ]||[ ↘ + A ]|
|Straight Paw||[ ↓ + ■ ]||[ ↓ + X ]|
|King Strike||[ ↓ + ▲ ]||[ ↓ + Y ]|
|Carnivore Sweep||[ ↓ + X ]||[ ↓ + A ]|
|Fatal Strike||[ ↑ + ■ ]||[ ↑ + X ]|
|Brutal Punch||[ ↑ + ▲ ]||[ ↑ + Y ]|
|Savage Kick||[ ↑ + X ]||[ ↑ + A ]|
|Forward/Reverse Throw||[ ← / → ■ + X ]||[ ← / → X + A ]|
|Back Throw||[ ■ + X ]||[ X + A ]|
|Roll Escape||[ → → R2 ]||[ → → RT ]|
|Up Air Escape||[ ↑ + R2 ]||[ ↑ + RT ]|
|Away Air Escape||[ ← + R2 ]||[ ← + RT ]|
|Slaughtering Humans||[ ■, ■ ]||[ X, X ]|
|Brutal Nature||[ ■, ■, ▲ ]||[ X, X, Y ]|
|Fierce Appetite||[ ■, ■, ▲, ■ + X ]||[ X, X, Y, X + A ]|
|Bloodthirsty Ruler||[ ← + ■, ■ + X ]||[ ← + X, X + A ]|
|Cutthroat King||[ ▲, ▲ ]||[ Y, Y ]|
|Cruel Intentions||[ ▲, ▲, ■ + X ]||[ Y, Y, X + A ]|
|Animalistic||[ ▲, ▲, X ]||[ Y, Y, A ]|
|Primal Lunge||[ ↓ , → , ■ ]||[ ↓ , → , X ]|
|Close Primal Lunge||[ ↓ , → , ■ , ← ]||[ ↓ , → , X , ← ]|
|Far Primal Lunge||[ ↓ , → , ■ , → ]||[ ↓ , → , X , → ]|
|Ground Pound||[ ↓ , ↓ , ▲ ]||[ ↓ , ↓ , Y ]|
|Stampede||[ ← , → , X ]||[ ← , → , A ]|
|Fatal Strike (during Lunges)||[ ■ ]||[ X ]|
|Brutal Punch (during Lunges)||[ ▲ ]||[ Y ]|
|Savage Kick (during Lunges)||[ X ]||[ A ]|
|Head Bash (during Lunges)||[ L1 ]||[ LB ]|
|Animal Instinct||[ L2 + R2 ]||[ LT + RT ]|
|Telekinesis||[ O ]||[ B ]|
|Psionic Lift||[ ↓ , ↓ , ■ ]||[ ↓ , ↓ , X ]|
|Psionic Blast (Psionic Lift)||[ ■ ]||[ X ]|
|Ground Slam (Psionic Lift)||[ ▲ ]||[ Y ]|
|Psionic Push||[ ← , → , ▲ ]||[ ← , → , Y ]|
|Mind Control||[ ↓ , ← , ▲ ]||[ ↓ , ← , Y ]|
|Savage Strength||[ ↓ , ↓ , X ]||[ ↓ , ↓ , A ]|
|Salvation Run||[ ← + ▲, ■ + X ]||[ ← + Y, X + A ]|
|Hyper-Intelligence||[ → + ▲, ■ ]||[ → + Y, X ]|
The befuddled look frozen on Brainiac's dead face is a vision I always relish. Even as I ripped the head from his body, the alien couldn't believe that an ape was taking his life. I quickly mastered Brainiac's technology, exponentially increasing my telepathic power. Then I enslaved Earth's humans, finally relegating them to their proper place. But my victory over those vermin was only the beginning. Now fully in command of Brainiac's vast powers, I am the greatest conqueror the universe has ever seen. All worlds will kneel before Emperor Grodd.
Gorilla Grodd lives up to his name as a massive gorilla, easily twice the size of a full-grown man, and wears armor consisting of gauntlets, pauldrons, knee pads, a belt, and a helmet.
To the right is the base skin for Gorilla Grodd, Lord of the Apes. He is wearing his default gear. The remainder of his costumes can be found on his gallery page.
- He is a support card in the Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) iOS game.
- He is the only non-playable character to appear during the end credits.
- Three of Grodd's pre-fight interaction quotes ("With Grodd, all things are possible.", "I am Lord thy Grodd!" and "There is no Grodd but Grodd.") are obvious Biblical references.
|Injustice: Gods Among Us||Aquaman • Ares • Bane • Batman • Black Adam • Catwoman • Cyborg • Deathstroke • Doomsday • Flash • Green Arrow • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn • Hawkgirl • Joker • Killer Frost • Lex Luthor • Nightwing • Raven • Shazam • Sinestro • Solomon Grundy • Superman • Wonder Woman|
|DLC Characters||Batgirl • Lobo • Martian Manhunter • Scorpion • Zatanna • Zod|
|Injustice 2||Aquaman • Atrocitus • Bane • Batman • Black Adam • Black Canary • Blue Beetle • Brainiac • Captain Cold • Catwoman • Cheetah • Cyborg • Deadshot • Doctor Fate • Flash • Firestorm • Gorilla Grodd • Green Arrow • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn • Joker • Poison Ivy • Robin • Scarecrow • Supergirl • Superman • Swamp Thing • Wonder Woman|
|DLC/Preorder Characters||Atom • Black Manta • Darkseid • Enchantress • Hellboy • Raiden • Red Hood • Starfire • Sub-Zero • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|