This section provides information on the variation of character interpretations both pre-Crisis and in iterations since Crisis.  Focus is on characters defined by their given name (Alan Scott, Jay Garrick, etc.) rather than code name (Green Lantern, Flash).  Emphasis is on interpretations where the character had a major role versus a cameo or non-essential story role to minimize clutter. 


Prior Earth-0

The history of Prior Earth-0 Wildcat is through to be largely similar to his Earth-2 counterpart.  A notable event that may be unique to this timeline is that Wildcat encountered the villain King Inferno, a foe of Zatara, in 1945.  During a battle between Zatara and Inferno after the latter failed a bargain with the demon Naedon, 9 life forces were bound to Wildcat, allowing him to die nine times and be resurrected (JSA 80-Page Giant 2010).   During the latter part of the 20th century, while the Wildcat identity was minimally active, Ted Grant remained a go-to trainer for emergent vigilantes seeking to improve their combat skills.  Notable trainees include Batman, Black Canary and Catwoman. An additional aspect is that while Wildcat never married, did have a brief affair at some point in the 1960s with a woman known as "Irina," and a child was born. The Yellow Wasp kidnapped the boy, whose fate (and that of Irina) remain unknown (revealed in Secret Origins vol. 2 #50). After the Crisis on Infinite Earths,  the JSA entered Limbo to forestall the coming of Ragnarok,and Wildcat's legs were restored and he joined them (Last Days of the Justice Society #1). He remained there for three years, returning during the advent of Abraxis (Armageddon: Inferno #4). He then resumed his membership in the JSA (Justice Society of America #1-10). Yolanda Montez was part of a government strike force sent to attack Eclipso and was killed in that assault (Eclipso #13), leaving Grant the only active version of Wildcat. Montez's family held Grant responsible for her death but were later reconciled (Showcase 94 #8). During Zero Hour, Wildcat joined the JSA in their initial assault on Extant. Along with the rest of the JSA, he was aged to a point much closer to his chronological age (Zero Hour #3). Unlike other members, Wildcat survived. This effect may reflect a "nine lives pehnomenon" as Wildcat eventually recovered to his middle-aged vitality.  In the early part of the 21st century, he was an active member of the revived JSA and participating in most cases.  He also learned he another out-of-wedlock son, Ted Bronson, who turns into a large black felinoid under stress.  Bronson has continued to trained with his father alternatively under the names Wildcat III or Tomcat (Justice Society Vol. 3 #1).

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The Wildcat of Earth-1 is also Ted Grant but his origins have yet to be revealed. He is roughly the same as age as his Earth-2 counterpart but whether there was a Wildcat active on Earth-1 in the 1940's has never been demonstrated.  It is unknown when he started his career as Wildcat and the first evidence of his existence was in 1970, when Batman hired Ted Grant to help train an American team of young athletes. He found the former boxer living in poverty and demoralized from business failures. Grant accepted the position as coach  In the course of events, Ted Grant briefly tried out as Wildcat and was largely unsuccessful but helped Batman finish off some spies at the young boxing event as Ted Grant (Brave and the Bold #88).  He eventually revived his career as Wildcat and helped the Batman (Brave and the Bold #97, 110. 118. 127) and the Creeper (Super-Team Family #2) on several cases.  His ultimate fate is unrevealed.


In this timeline, Wildcat is  not a costumed adventurer but a highly accomplished boxer and physical trainer.  He trains Batgirl and Dick Grayson, ultimately assisting in a case to recover Grayson's son.


The Wildcat of Earth-21 likely had a very similar initial career as his Earth-2 counterpart.  He went into retirement with the JSA when they disabnded in 1951 and focused on his boxing career, defending his World Heavyweight Champion status against Cassius Clay.  He is not known to have ever resumed the Wildcat identity but little information after 1960 is available from this earth (The New Frontier LS).

Multiversity 2

The Wildcat of Earth-22 likely had a similar 1940's history as other Earths.  He retired when the JSA dissolved and when Tex Thompson (secretly the Ultra-Humanite) summoned all costumed vigilantes to what became a final confrontation in Washington DC, Wildcat was seen to be present.  He was not seen during the actual battle and no record of his demise was evident, so presumably he survived (The Golden Age LS).  In the early 21st century, the decay of the metahuman community had led to an anarchic state with several warring factions among them.  The Wildcat present during these was a large black felinoid said to have "the spirit of Ted Grant", though the individual most resembled Ted Bronson.  Whether this is a descendent of Ted Grant with the same spirit or a new body for the literal soul of Ted Grant is not clear.  Whichever it was, Wildcat was present at the final confrontation at the Kansas Prison and was killed in the resultant nuclear blast when world governments attempted to purge the world of its metahuman challenges (Kingdom Come LS).


The Ted Grant of this earth was a costumed operative working under the name The Cat.  He was an active agent up until his death in 1940 on a case with the Clock, The Owl and the Whistling Skull (Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull LS #1).

Multiversity WC #3