Kumander Bawang (Commander Garlic)

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Unknown

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Vampires, Manananggal

Known Relatives: Boy Bawang (his son who is also a superhero in Super Inggo 2006 TV Series)

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Unknown, but presumably the Phillippines

First Appearance: Kumander Bawang (movie)

Powers/Abilities: Described as having powers like Superman, so that would be flight, superstrength, invulnerability. He is armed with garlic to use against his most common foes.

History: A superhero who battles supernatural threats such as vampires.

Comments: The character was first played by Filipino actor Herbert Bautisra in the 80s.

After more than two decades, Herbert Bautista reprised his role in ABS-CBN's Super Inggo (2006), which is based on the Hollywood movie Sky High. In the TV series,

He is one of the main figures in Power Academy (a school for superheroes) who specializes in teaching about potions and spells. He is Boy Bawang's father, a new superhero character introduced in the TV Series.

In the 80s movie, Kumander Bawang's costume is yellow green with cape. In the Super Inggo TV Series, his costume was changed (see the above picture).

Thanks to Jess Fernandez for additional information.


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