General Bababu

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General Bababu
First appearance: "The Mysterious
Created by: Lee Falk & Sy Barry

General Babo Bababu is a villain and enemy to President Lamanda Luaga. He is usually described as stupid, in the hands of dictators, as the outer face of something, who wants to overthrow or at least cause trouble in Bangalla. Usually, the plot is to murder Luaga and then conquer Bangalla and placing Bababu as a puppet president.


According to the Newspaper strip

He is a Llongo by birth. He went into the army as a boy because he like fighting. When the Indepandece war came and it became clear that those fighting for freedom would win, general Bababu joined the liberation movement. Afterwards, he candidated for the post as president of Bengali (as it was still called then), but lost it to dr. Lamanda Luaga. In an act of unability to accept a defeat, general Bababu started a civil war in a hunt for Luaga. Luaga was brought to the safety in the Skull Cave by the Phantom, who then also kidnapped Bababu to the place and summoned all the chieftains of the Jungle to sentence him. The ruling became that Luaga and Bababu had to fight for their cause in a duel without any weapon. Luaga won the duel, due to boxing skills as he had been boxing during his studies in Oxford.

Bababu also has a daughter named Lila, who married Lon Luaga, the son of his archenemy.

After that defeat, he has repeatedly come back over and over again and tried to take control over Bangalla. Usually by attempting to murder Luaga.

According to Team Fantomen

Bababu has been married to Dr Imelda Bababu. Bababu's Great Hoax

After a failed coup d'etat in Baronkhan he was sentenced to prison, awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court but the Phantom helped him escape to Muassaland. The Scapegoat In Muassaland he was immediately imprisoned but the Phantom helped him escape from there in exchange for information on how to find the Rodian freedom fighter Nelson N'Dela. Rodia - Dawn

According to Marvel

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This list of appearances is considered to be complete, with reservations for the possibility of mistakes.

Daily & Sunday stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"The Mysterious Ambassador" Falk Barry
"The Frame-Up" Falk Barry
"Luaga's Undercover Tour" Falk Barry mentioned
"Return of the Terrorists" Falk Barry mentioned
"The Return of General Bababu" Falk Barry
"The Presidents" Falk Barry
"The Tarashima Terrorists" Falk Barry
"Return of the Thuggees" Falk Barry
"Battle of the Jungle Boys" Falk Olesen, Doescher and Fredericks

Team Fantomen stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"The False Commandant" Lundström Wilhelmsson
"A Dangerous Voyage" Worker Wilhelmsson and Eralp
"The Secret of the Haunted Castle" Reimerthi Felmang
"The President's Double" Granberg, Piero Felmang, Waldrag mentioned only
"Bababu's Great Hoax" Worker Felmang and Usam
"Death of Lubanga, Part 2: The Last Battle" Reimerthi Lindahl
"The Secret Singh Leader" Reimerthi Spadari
"Hotspot Barbados" Reimerthi Lindahl mentioned only
"The Invasion of Baronkhan" Reimerthi Felmang
"Fatal Salvation" Reimerthi Bade
"The Scapegoat" Reimerthi Velluto
"Rodia - Dawn" Reimerthi Boix
"Predator's Road" Reimerthi Bade
"The 22nd Phantom, Part 1: The Empty Throne" Reimerthi Paul Ryan mentioned only

Marvel stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"Called to Account" DeVries Lumsden
"Heart of Darkness" DeVries Lumsden
"Divine Legends" DeVries Lumsden