Rima the Jungle Girl
The Jungle Girl Superfriend
Rima was created outside of comics by W.H. Hudson and appeared in his novel “Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest”. Later Rima would be played by Audrey Hepburn in the movie of the same name. Given that heritage, when DC bought the comic book publishing rights to Rima and created her comic book in the 70s they also added her to the Super-Friends cast in a guest starring role.
Rima’s mother passed away when she was very young and Rima was raised in the South American jungles by her grandfather Nuflo. There she learned all of the abilities that she had which would make her Rima, the Jungle Girl.
PowersThe extraordinary abilities that a characterAny sentient entity that appears in a comic book. (Example: Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Krypto the Super Dog are all characters that appear in Superman comics). may possess. (Example: Aquaman can telepathically control marine life as one of his powers.)
Animal Communication – Rima can understand the languages of the animals of the jungle by listening to their various calls.
SkillsThe abilities that a normal person in the real world could potentially share with a fictional DCUAn abbreviation of DC Universe or DC Comics Universe. Meant to denote the comics that are published by DC Comics and the Universe that DC has built for its stories. characterAny sentient entity that appears in a comic book. (Example: Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Krypto the Super Dog are all characters that appear in Superman comics).. (Example: Some Motocross bike riders ride a bike as well as Black Canary.)
Animals – Rima knows how to handle the most savage of beasts and while she could train them, she prefers they keep their wild nature. Out of respect many animals will befriend Rima and come to her aid in times of great need.
Martial Artist – Rima is an expert hand-to-hand combatant.
Survival – Rima knows how to survive in the jungle wilds of the Amazon.
Tracking – Based on her knowledge of the animals and the training she received from her grandfather, Rima is a superb tracker.
To watch Rima in action click here: Super-friends vs. River of Doom