Freedom Beast-Dominic Mndawe

Created by: Doug Hazlewood and Chas Truog

1st appearance: Animal Man #13,  1989

Nationality: African

Team Affiliations: Global Guardians

Weight: 191 lbs    Height: 6’2

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Black

Relatives: unknown

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.

Biography

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.

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About Ryn Fraser

Caribbean born college teacher with a degree in Philosophy, founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Wikipedia, Comicvine, Independent comics, IGN, Gamespot, and Islandstage.net. View all posts by Ryn Fraser

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