|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 likes fighting. When the Independence War broke out and it became clear that those fighting for freedom would win, General Bababu joined the liberation movement. Afterwards, he tried to be elected as president of Bengali (as it was still called then), but lost it to Dr. Lamanda Luaga. Unable to accept a defeat, General Bababu started a civil war and began a hunt for Luaga. Luaga was taken to safety in the Skull Cave by the Phantom, who then kidnapped and brought Bababu to the same place, where the chieftains of the jungle were also summoned to sentence him. Their ruling was that Luaga and Bababu had to fight each other in a duel without any weapons. Luaga won the duel, as he had learned to box during his studies in Oxford.
After his initial defeat, he has repeatedly come back over and over again and tried to take control of Bangalla - usually by attempting to murder Luaga.
According to Team Fantomen
Bababu has been married to Dr Imelda Bababu.
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. 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.
According to Marvel
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|"The Mysterious Ambassador"||Falk||Barry|
|"Luaga's Undercover Tour"||Falk||Barry||mentioned|
|"Return of the Terrorists"||Falk||Barry||mentioned|
|"The Return of General Bababu"||Falk||Barry|
|"The Tarashima Terrorists"||Falk||Barry|
|"Return of the Thuggees"||Falk||Barry|
|"Battle of the Jungle Boys"||Falk||Olesen, Doescher and Fredericks|
|"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|
|"The Invasion of Baronkhan"||Reimerthi||Felmang|
|"Rodia - Dawn"||Reimerthi||Boix|
|"The 22nd Phantom, Part 1: The Empty Throne"||Reimerthi||Paul Ryan||mentioned only|
|"Nuclear Terror"||Semb||Ruiz||mentioned only|
|"Called to Account"||DeVries||Lumsden|
|"Heart of Darkness"||DeVries||Lumsden|