The man who would come to assume the alias of Gorilla is a resident of Champion City. At some point in his life, he decided to start a career in crime fighting and, donning a Gorilla-themed outfit, began his career as a costumed superhero. He attends the superhero tryouts held by the Mystery Men. He was one of the heroes who was looking on as a fight broke out between two heroes. In the end, he doesn't make the team.