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Adiposo was a Mutant who lived under the radiated remains of New York City in the Future and was also a member of the Fellowship of the Holy Fallout.


Adiposo (a.k.a. "Fat Man") was a mutant who lived beneath the ruins of New York City in the latter half of the 40th century. His actual name has never been revealed. He was a high-ranking leader of the mutant community, and possessed the ability to project his thoughts directly into the minds of others. Further, the Fat Man could pull abstract mental impressions from a target's mind and visually project them. His projections were always filtered through a haze of red light, oftentimes overlapping psychic impressions created by his fellow mutants. Although he was more than capable of physically speaking, his evolved persona preferred communication through telepathy.

He indulged in a drug habit that was strictly forbidden among the mutant community, and when he was fatally attacked by Mungwortt and the White Ones during the ape invasion he meekly accepted his fate.


  • The Fat Man is credited in Beneath the Planet of the Apes only as "Fat Man." The name "Adiposo" was introduced by The Mutant News, a mock newspaper issued at the time of the movie's release. The name was based on the Latin term "adipose," meaning "fat."[2]
  • With the exception of Mass, or other religious rituals, the Fat Man traditionally wore a latex mask, which provided him with a more human appearance.
  • All of the elders of the mutant community wore liturgical vestments, which were color-coordinated with the visual effects of their thought projection abilities. The Fat Man wore a red stole over his robes to match the color of his psychic impressions.
  • Each Inquisitor pursued an individual line of questioning with Brent; the Fat Man probed for facts.[3]
  • In order to create the effect of a human being mutated through exposure to radiation, make-up artist John Chambers examined photographs of corpses where the outer dermal layer of skin had been removed. After sifting through other, more graphic potential mutant designs, he decided upon using these photographs for the basis of his mutant make-up. [4]


  • 'Fat Man' was also the codename of the atomic bomb dropped by the United States on the city of Nagasaki, the second of only two nuclear weapons ever used against a human population. It is not known if this radiation-scarred character's name was a reference to this nuclear weapon or whether it was coincidental.



Planet of the Apes - The Original Pentalogy Series
Planet of the Apes (APJ) Movies
Planet of the Apes | Beneath the Planet of the Apes | Escape from the Planet of the Apes | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes | Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Main Ape Characters
Zira | Cornelius | Zaius | Ursus | Milo | Caesar | Lisa | Virgil | Aldo | Cornelius II | Lawgiver
Supporting Ape Characters
Hunt Leader | Julius | Marcus | Galen | Honorius | Maximus | President of the Assembly | Lucius | Minister | Minister | Frank | Mandemus
Main Human Characters
George Taylor | Nova | John Landon | Dodge | John Brent | Mendez XXVI | Caspay | Ongaro | Albina | Fat Man | Lewis Dixon | Stephanie Branton | Otto Hasslein | Armando | Breck | MacDonald (Conquest) | MacDonald (Battle) | Kolp | Mendez I
Supporting Human Characters
Stewart | Maddox | Verger | General Winthrop | General Faulkner | The President | Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry | E-1 | E-2 | Inspector Hoskyns | TV Newscaster | Mrs Riley | Mutant Captain | Jake | Jake's friend
Horse | Gorilla in Zoo
Items / Weapons
Sacred Scrolls | Human Doll | Alpha-Omega Bomb | Grape Juice Plus
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion
Bellatrix | Orion | Earth's Moon | Ape City | Forbidden Zone | Statue of Liberty | Queensboro Plaza | Radio City Music Hall | Grand Central Terminal | New York Stock Exchange | St. Patrick's Cathedral' | New York City | Jefferson Public School | Los Angeles | Los Angeles Zoo | Forbidden City | Ape City (Caesar's City) | Council
Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes | Exile on the Planet of the Apes | Planet of the Apes: Ursus| Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern | Kong on the Planet of the Apes | Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes
Soundtrack Music
Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Battle for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Music Of The Planet Of The Apes