Dave was a fairly ordinary orangutan living in the care of one Billy Smairt until he was unexpectedly elected Mayor of Mega-City One. He was probably the most popular politician the city had ever seen, but this did not ultimately save him from being assassinated. The culprit was Mo Molinsky, the barman at his owner Billy Smairt's favourite bar. Billy had a life insurance policy made out to Mo that would pay him a million creds if he died. Mo had Billy killed (Dave was collateral damage), not knowing that Billy had only made one payment on the life insurance policy so it had lapsed and was totally worthless.
Powers and abilities
Strength levelDave possessed the average strength of an orangutan of his age and size who engaged in moderate regular exercise.
EquipmentChain of office.
- Dave died in the Judge Dredd story 'Death of a Politician' in 2000 AD prog 443.
- In 2000 AD prog 1889 Dredd rode past graffiti saying "Bring back Dave."
- In 2138 AD a Mayor Dave the Orangutan memorial parade was held in Mega-City One on Boxing Day. It featured gigantic balloons shaped like Dave, Judge Fish, Fergee and an unnamed member of the Harlem Heroes.
- Appearances of Dave the Orangutan
- Character Gallery: Dave the Orangutan
- Images that feature Dave the Orangutan
- Fan-Art Gallery: Dave the Orangutan
- Dave the Orangutan quotations
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