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Apache Chief is a Native American super-hero with the ability to greatly increase his size. He is a member of the Super Friends. By speaking the phrase "Inuk chuk!" his powers are activated, making
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Super Friends; Multi-Cultural Pals (alternate continuity)
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North American wilderness
Quote1 Inuk Chuk! Quote2
-- Apache Chief


Apache Chief was given a special powder by his tribe's medicine man that would give him power that amplified his courage. As he poured this powder over himself, he was enabled the power to increase his size and mass. However, at the same time this took place, a watching woman stole this powder and poured it on herself, giving her power to increase her size and mass. She would call herself Giganta.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


  • Size Alteration: By speaking the words "Inuk chuk!", Apache Chief can increase his size and mass, the exact range of which remains unknown. On the average, Apache Chief maintains an elevated height of fifty feet, but has been known to increase his size to literally cosmic proportions.


Living among the Apache people prior to becoming a superhero, Apache Chief was trained in methods of tracking and survival.

Strength level

Without relying upon his super abilities, Apache Chief possesses the strength level of a man his age, size and build who engages in intensive regular exercise. When using his size-enhancing powers, Apache Chief's strength level increases in proportion to his relative size.



Like all Super Friends, Apache Chief carries a Justice League communicator.


  • The character of Apache Chief was created by Hanna-Barbera Productions and is unique to the continuity of the Super Friends television series. Actor Michael Rye provided the voice for Apache Chief in all corresponding episodes.
  • In 1978, Hanna-Barbera elected to include more ethnic diversity in their Super Friends line-up.[citation needed] To this end, they created several original characters of distinctive cultural and/or racial diversity to fill out the Super Friends roster. Included in the new line-up were: Black Vulcan, El Dorado, Samurai and Apache Chief. Although Hanna-Barbera's intent was to create a more politically correct atmosphere, the writers of the show fell back upon age old stereotypes and several of the characters became little more than token archetypes of their respective cultures. Apache Chief himself was often found speaking in clipped, stilted tones reminiscent of stereotypical Native American speech patterns.
  • Apache Chief's origin was revealed in the Challenge of the Super Friends episode, "The History of Doom".


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