Orangapoids are a large primate species from planet Mongo. Superficially they resemble planet Earth’s Gorilla, although slightly larger, and with a single horn sprouting from the forehead and a white patch of fur on the left of the throat. They also have much more muscle power per cubic inch. For centuries a family of sacred Orangapoids was kept in the Emperor’s palace to kill challengers in the arena.
This ended when their champion was sent by Emperor Ming to fight Flash Gordon in King Vultan’s Sky City. The High Priest divulged to Princess Aura the legend that the Orangapoid’s weak point was the throat patch, and she quickly rushed in with a spear to stop it from killing Flash. During the days that followed, the Orangapoid’s grief-stricken family members wreaked havoc by slaughtering guards until they were subdued.