I'm going to have to disagree strongly here. Grodd is a complex character that has always had high ambitions. New 52 spoilers Spoiler After he becomes king of Gorilla City he leads his armies in an invasion of Central City in an effort to establish himself as its ruler In various other media, he has also: -Been a member (and sometimes leader) of the Legion of Doom, the Anti-Justice League, the Secret Society of Super Villains, Tartarus, and the Injustice League. All were supervillain teams who were more or less bent on world domination. -Attempted to wipe out the entire human race on at least 18 distinct occasions in the comics alone -Attempted to turn the humans into intelligent apes like himself There's really a ton to work with here. He's a genius, a monarch, a conqueror, a psychic, (in some stories) a former speed force conduit, etc.