King Savage was a ace fighter pilot who served in the Vietnam War. During his first combat mission, he was shot down and taken prisoner in North Vietnam. He was tortured into revealing U.S. secrets which could have been disastrous. Savage was freed in a massive prison escape that was engineered by the mysterious Mockingbird. After the war, King Savage worked as a movie stunt man, and eventually becoming an actor. He would once again encountered Mockingbird who convinced him to join the Secret Six after threatening to reveal Savage's talk to the enemy.


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.