Created by: Doug Hazlewood and Chas Truog
1st appearance: Animal Man #13, 1989
Real Name: Dominic Mndawe
Team Affiliations: Global Guardians
Weight: 191 lbs Height: 6’2
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Skills and Abilities: Accomplished Photographer.
Powers: Magical helmet grants him the power to fuse/splice animal genes together to create a more powerful beast with traits from both. The helmet also allows him to control and communicate with animals. He also possesses superhuman strength, endurance and agility thanks to drinking an elixir made from a mythical caves water.
Freedom Beast is an African man born ion south Africa. He championed the fight against racism by using his camera to capture various hate crimes and bring them to public attention. For this he was eventually jailed by the very people he sought to expose. Luckily he was rescued by B’wanna beast and Animal man. After the rescue B’wanna took him as a protege and trained him as his replacement, sharing the elixir and the helmet which gave him his powers with Mndawe. Upon retiring Dominic was christened the Freedom Beast. He fought against the O.M.A.C.S during infinite crisis and was briefly possessed by the sin known as rage. Dominic then became a member of the Global guardians under the leadership of Jamaican Jet and clashed with Green Lantern/Hal Jordan. His days were numbered it would seem as he was killed sometime before the Blackest Night storyline.