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The Penguin

Real Name

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot







Abilities and Powers

Organized Crime, Information Gathering, Martial Arts, Avian Training, and Trick Umbrellas

First Appearance

Legends of the Dark Mite!

Voiced By

Stephen Root
Tom Kenny (Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold)



The Penguin aka Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot was born into an upper class family who got wealthy from criminal activity. Cobblepot was constantly bullied for being short, fat, and having a beak-like nose. His father died during his childhood from pneumonia after getting soaked in a rainstorm. From that point on, Mrs. Cobblepot made a point to have her son carry an umbrella at all times. Soon after, he carried on the Cobblepot tradition and became a criminal/terrorist. While maintaining a public persona as an entrepreneur and owner of the popular Iceberg Lounge nightclub, the Penguin carries out a criminal enterprise such as theft, information brokering, and fencing. Penguin is notorious for keeping and training an army of various birds to carry out his crimes, concealing weapons in his umbrellas/parasols, and hiding a pistol in his top hat. He commits crimes to lead Batman and Robin to his antics.

The Penguin became part of Bat Mite's imagined day as Batman. Months later, the Penguin went on a crime spree in Gotham City and escaped from Batman twice. It turned out that he was planning to launch hundreds of umbrella/parasol drones all over Gotham and spray civilians with paralytic gas. As a bonus, he caught Batman and tied him to a Drinking Bird death trap. After this scheme succeeded, Penguin vowed he would become king of the Gotham crime world. However, while gloating, he accidentally activated a communication line to Aquaman. The Aquaman Family arrived in Gotham City, deviating from their vacation, and were caught, too. Aquaman used his telepathy to summon crabs near Pier 4 and steal back the utility belt for Batman to escape. With everyone free, Aquaman declared this caper "Flight of the Penguin." Batman safely detonated the drones in the ocean and chased after the Penguin. With Queen Mera's blessing, Aquaman followed. The final battle took place aboard the Penguin's submarine where Batman defeated him. He and his henchmen were arrested by the Gotham City Police Department and imprisoned at Blackgate Penitentiary.

The Penguin later appeared at an arms sale conducted by Joe Chill. He and the other villains in attendance fought Batman to no avail and escaped when the roof gave way. He resurfaced and captured Batman and Batgirl. In his moment of triumph, the Penguin lowered them into a pit lined with sharpened umbrella/parasol tips.

In a parallel universe, the Penguin once teamed up with the Joker to try and locate the hidden fortune of the deceased gangster named Bennie Bodog Benson. After narrowing the location to a music hall, they concocted a costume and haunted the theater as the Foot light Phantom to scare off the public. On the night of a performance by Weird Al Yankovic, Mystery Incorporated arrived and became entangled in the mystery of the phantom. When they discovered the phantom was the Joker, the Penguin appeared and helped tie up the gang. Batman and Robin later arrived to offer their assistance and stop the Joker and the Penguin. Bat-Mite was observing this event and gave Batman, Robin, Scooby-Doo, and Shaggy Rogers the ability to fight back and defeat the duo.

The Penguin later held up the wealthy passengers on a yacht, but was intercepted by Aquaman, who was disguised as Batman. The Penguin attempted to escape in his submarine, which he revealed to also be a land vehicle. He was eventually caught and apprehended.

The Penguin later attended the Joker's 'Superhero Celebrity Roast', where the Joker was roasting Batman alive. However, the villains were distracted by Jeffrey Ross long enough for Batman to escape. The Penguin attempted to escape, but was punched out by Batman.

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