- Zookeeper (comics)
Zookeeper is a
fictional characterfrom the "Teen Titans" comics.
Fictional character biography
Dr. Samuel Register worked with Mark and Marie Logan in Africa. He despised their rambuncious son, Garfield, who constantly caused damage in his lab. He was (and still is) obsessed with people calling him "Dr. Register" and nothing else.
After Logan's parents successfully cured Garfield of Sakutia, Register went on to try and finish their work. He became mad for results and inhumanly slaughtered animals in mutations. This erned him the nickname "Zookeeper".
In the "Beast Boys and Girls" storyline, Register stole a sample of Sakutia to try and mutate it like Garfield's parents did. He accidentally infected himself and every kid in
San Francisco. When Beast Boy was infected, the virus in him was canceled out and he was cured.
Zookeeper injected venom from the Sydney funnel-web spider into Garfield and attempted to dissect and extract the cure to Sakutia from him. Cyborg and the other Titans kept Register busy while Raven healed Beast Boy. Wanting to stop Zookeeper desperately, Garfield reinfected himself with Sakutia. His powers back to speed, Beast Boy fought and defeated Zookeeper. He also found a way to cure the kids that were infected. Apparently, Register is immune to Sakutia, like Beast Boy.
During the "
Villains United Infinite CrisisSpecial", Mammoth broke Zookeeper out of prison. He then joined Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.
Powers and abilities
Zookeeper can turn into any animal at will, just like Beast Boy. However, his side effects are different from Garfield's. His skin is purple and scaly, and his eyes and hair didn't change color with his skin.
Sam Register, co-producer of "Teen Titans".Fact|date=February 2008
* [http://www.titanstower.com/source/whoswho/badtt3.html Zookeeper] at Titans Tower
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