Name: Erica Belgard
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE01 EP06 (1976)
Portrayed by : Gretchen Corbett
Abilities: Possesses a doctorate in animal behavioral science. Can turn animals into her willing minions, willing to do her bidding. Possession of a powerful gorilla.
Backstory: Daughter of the world famous animal scientist Doctor Belgard who had proven that any animal could be made obedient to humans with the right training and stimulus, Erica followed in his footsteps, learning everything he knew because the idea of forcing creatures much more powerful than herself to do her bidding was to great a temptation to resist.
However while her father advanced his work with good intentions, Erica would use them for…Evil. Thus when World War 2 started, Erica would ally herself with the nazis and train animals through the use of electrical shocks delivered directly into the brain, programming animals to obey her every command.
Thus she would use animals in assassinations, kidnappings, planting explosives, and other tasks for the nazi cause.
However wishing to prove the worth of her project, Erica would capture a mountain gorilla in Africa which she named ‘Gargantua’ envisioning a gorilla army using gorilla warfare to decimate armies who were unaware of what was going on until it was to late. The prototype to her plan to help the nazis conquer the world with an animal army.