Obscure character from The Simpsons, The Leader was the head and chief beneficiary of Movementarianism, a cult which had nearly all of Springfield as its members.

Homer Simpson proved obstinate in the face of brainwashing -- probably because there was more suds than brain involved -- but was finally converted by a catchy tune.

Sung to the tune of "Na na na na na na na na, BAT-MAN!", the Leader's tune is: "Na na na na na na na na, LEA-DER!"

Yes, it's incredibly dumb, but I laughed my ass off.

Super-villain published by Marvel Comics. The Leader first appeared in Tales to Astonish #62.

Samuel Stern worked for the U.S. government, disposing of hazardous radioactive material. Stern was an average man with no special skills and no special traits, living a life of quiet desperation. One day, while disposing of a canister containing material with a high amount of gamma radiation, Stern was exposed to huge dose of gamma rays, when the canister exploded.

Stern was taken to a government hospital for treatment. Over the next few weeks, it became apparent that the radiation had triggered a mutation within Stern, causing his intellect to grow at an astounding rate. He began to read voraciously and remember everything he read. Soon, his body began to change, with his cranium growing to accommodate his growing brain and his skin beginning to turn green.

Stern escaped the government hospital and began to use his newfound intellect for evil purposes Calling himself the Leader, Stern came into conflict with the incredible Hulk. The two have clashed on a number of occasions with the Leader often times seemingly coming up with the upper hand.

The Leader over the years has employed a number of inventions to aid in his quest for world domination. He created a type of android made of an advanced polymer. The Leader created them in bulk, assuring that they could overcome even the toughest opponent, just by their sheer numbers.

Apart from his advanced intellect, the Leader also possesses other abilites. His massive brain allows him to attack others with mental blasts and also to take control of others. After an episode where Stern returned to original form after the effects of his initial radiation exposure wore off, Stern plotted and had himself reexposed to a blast of gamma radiation. Stern mutated again, but this time with a different appearance. He continued to have the ability to control others, but he now seems limited to those he can touch.

The leader has teamed with other villains over the years in pursuit of his goals. He has used the Rhino and the Abomination as pawns in different projects, as well as the former Hulkbusters, Rock and Redeemer.

Alternative history novel by British writer Guy Walters, published in 2003.

'The Leader' in the novel is Oswald Mosley, whose blackshirts rule Great Britain in 1937 with an iron fist. He came to power as of Britain being plunged into a political crisis, when Edward VIII refused to abdicate the throne for his relationship with Wallis Simpson, and the British Conservative Party splitting between Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill factions. In the ensuing power vacuum, the British Union of Fascists are made against better judgement and hindsight a caretaker comprimise government, and from that point on all things go pear-shaped. Churchill is imprisoned on the Isle of Man, pogroms against the Jews commence, and to celebrate the coming coronation of Queen Wallis, London is cloaked with pennants of the BUF logo, a black and red flash symbol.

The main character is a former army officer and Conservative whip James Armstrong, who forms a loose alliance with communist and Jewish resistance movements to fight Oswald Mosley.

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