- "Mammoth's gonna make you extinct!"
- — Mammoth to Beast Boy[src]
|Real Name||Baran Flinders|
|Place of Origin||H.I.V.E. Academy|
|Headquarters|| H.I.V.E. Academy (formerly), |
H.I.V.E. Tower in Jump City
|Affiliations|| H.I.V.E. Five, |
Brother Blood (formerly),
Brotherhood of Evil (formerly)
|Partners||Jinx, Gizmo, Private H.I.V.E., See-More, Kyd Wykkyd, Billy Numerous|
|Powers & Abilities|| Super Strength, |
|Goal||To destroy the Teen Titans, also get something to eat|
|First Appearance||Final Exam|
|Voiced By||Kevin Michael Richardson (English), Keikō Sakai (Japanese)|
Mammoth is a former student of the H.I.V.E. Academy, a supervillain, and an enemy of the Teen Titans. He was older in the DC comics than he is in the animated cartoon.
Three teenage bad seeds - Gizmo, Jinx, and Mammoth - were about to graduate from the H.I.V.E. Academy and were looking to be employed by criminal patron Slade. Slade send them out to destroy the Teen Titans, ostensibly as a graduation test, but actually to surreptitiously (more or less) draw Robin's attention to him. The trio temporarily took over Titans Tower but were ultimately defeated by the Titans; as a result, they were forced to repeat their graduation period.
Later on, Brother Blood took over the Academy and sent his students out on robberies to finance the development of a new weapon. Cyborg infiltrated the Academy in disguise and eventually (and quite literally) brought it down. During his stay in the facility, he befriended Jinx, Gizmo and Mammoth, though this was broken up when Cyborg's true identity was revealed.
Following the destruction of the H.I.V.E. Academy, Mammoth and his two friends went freelance and eventually formed the nucleus of the H.I.V.E. Five; as such, he acted as the team's principal strongman and brawler. However, this did not save him from the influence of Mother Mae-Eye after the Titans had managed to trick them into taking in the pie she was imprisoned in, though the H.I.V.E. Five eventually escaped her control. Later on, Mammoth participated in the attempted capture of Kid Flash, but his immense strength proved no match for the speedster's abilites.
When the Brotherhood of Evil decided to eliminate young superheroes worldwide, Mammoth, Gizmo and Jinx were recruited into their ranks, along with a large number of other villains, most of them old enemies of the Titans. While Gizmo and Billy Numerous attempted to capture Kole and Gnarrk in their arctic underground home, Mammoth intercepted Cyborg, who had been sent to aid them, slamming him down a crevasse. However, he did not bother to finish his job properly, and so Cyborg was able to collect Kole and Gnarrk and join his fellow Titan refugees in an all-out assault on the Brotherhood's base. When the H.I.V.E. Five attempted to escape the scene, they were intercepted by Kid Flash and Jinx, who had since converted to good, defeated by a hex blast and carted off to be flash-frozen.
Mammoth is a huge-muscled villain. He has long, brown hair and a goatee, and his eyes are white with no pupils. His uniform consists of a sleeveless black unitard with a yellow pattern going across his costume, and the patterns have circles sticking out. He wears wristbands and shoes with the same pattern.
Powers and Abilities
Mammoth is the power house of the H.I.V.E. and is many times stronger than the average human being. The exact range and limitations of Mammoth's strength level are unknown, though it appears to be on a scale equal to Cyborg's. Complementary with his size and strength, Mammoth is extremely tough and can withstand great physical extremes without tiring. By punching the ground with his gigantic strength, Mammoth is able to conjure shockwaves which lead to devastating effects.
In addition, Mammoth possesses a perpetual appetite (also much like Cyborg) and can consume mass quantities of food (fresh or spoiled) with no ill effect.
Mammoth is a both a boss and playable unlocked character in the Teen Titans console game and is the third boss in the Game Boy Advance game. In the console game, the Titans have to fight Mammoth in order to protect a defenseless Cyborg. He is later fought again with his teammates Gizmo and Jinx. In the GBA video game, he is the third boss and is fought on a moving truck. He tries to use his brute strength to force the Titans off the truck by slamming against the ground, throwing crates, and swinging a lamp post. He is fought again in the penultimate level.
Mammoth appears as a recurring villain on Young Justice; a new show in DC Nation's Saturday morning line up. In this incarnation, he, alongside his sister shimmer, are enforcers for Kobra's drug producing operations. In Young Justice, Mammoth is originally a scrawny teenager who gains his powers after he is injected with a combination of Kobra Venom and Cadmus' Project Blockbuster formula.
- Mammoth's powers are a combination of Marvel Comics' Juggernaut's invulnerability, and Sabretooth's bestial strength. In addition his appearance resembles that of Sabretooth.
- Mammoth seems to have at least some morals when it comes to the law, considering he apparently paid for a candy bar in the episode Lightspeed.
- In the original comics both him and his sister Shimmer were both members of the Fearsome Five with both Gizmo and Dr. Light.