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Tobias Whale (DC)

Tobias Whale is a crime lord that fights Black Lightning, Batman, and Booster Gold. He was a former member of The 100, which is now known as the 1000.


Tobias Whale was born as an albino African American. He worked his way up from the rackets to become a crime lord and the leader the 100. Often called "the Great White Whale" behind his back, Tobias Whale weighs close to 400 lbs. However, most of his considerable bulk is muscle. It is unknown whether Tobias ever was associated with the 100's successor group, the 1000.

Tobias was then sent to jail by Jefferson Pierce, otherwise known as the Black Lightning. Pierce is so successful that Tobias is sent to jail. When he is released from prison some months later, he teams up with Syonide II in order to distribute a new highly addictive drug. The drug's formula was supposedly in the possession of a woman named Violet Harper. Tobias sends Syonide to retrieve the formula. Unable to gain any information or find any trace of the formula, Syonide kills Harper. Violet Harper returned from the dead when an Aurakle possesses her lifeless body, this new being called herself Halo. Once he learned of Harper's resurrection, Tobias assumed that she must have memorized the formula. But since Harper has no memories from before her death, a frustrated Syonide killed her parents after Whale had them kidnapped.

Whale returned in the limited series Gotham Underground and has moved to Gotham City where he is attempting to become the Capo di tutti capi boss of bosses, following the death of the Black Mask. As it turned out, Whale was using Kord Enterprises as a coverage for the Intergang's activities after losing to Bruno Manheim. He was later killed by Penguin and Johnny Stitches was appointed to run Manheim's activities in Gotham.

In The New 52, the 2011 reboot of the DC Comics universe, Tobias Whale gets word that his drug deal done by his representatives was disrupted by both Black Lightning and Blue Devil. He decides to have them hunted down in order to get revenge on them.

In Other Media

He does not appear in Justice League Unlimited. Instead a man named Steven Mandragora does and is an albino just like him.

He made an appearance in Beware The Batman.

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