Ted Grant grew to become a heavyweight boxing champion. After being framed for murder in the boxing ring by mafioso Victor Moretti, Ted became a fugitive from justice. Inspired by Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Ted donned a black-cat costume and became Wildcat; using his new persona and skills to pound a confession from Moretti and clear his name.
Keeping his persona, Grant began patrolling the streets of New York City and ridding them of mob-related crime; joining the Justice Society of America he opened his own gym and trained some of the world's greatest fighters; including Batman, Black Canary and Catwoman.

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  • Wildcat first appeared in Sensation Comics #1 (January 1942)
  • His voice was provided by voice actor Clancy Brown.
  • Years later, during the Crisis, Grant is crippled while saving a child. His god-daughter, news reporter Yolanda Montez, who was born with metahuman powers, assumes his identity to honor her godfather and the principles he represented. Grant is at first annoyed with this new super-heroine, but when he discovers she is his god-daughter, he gives Yolanda his blessing. Grant eventually makes a full recovery.


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