Identity: Secret, his existence is not known to the general
public of Earth.
Legal Status: Citizen of Attilan
Former Aliases: The Shatterer
Place of Birth: None Marital status: Single
Known Relatives: Mander (father), Azur (mother, deceased),
Triton (brother), Black Bolt, Maximus, Crystal, Medusa (cousins)
Group Affiliation: Royal Family of the Inhumans
Base of Operations: Attilan, Blue Area, the Moon
First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #45
History: Karnak is the second son of Inhuman priest/philosopher
Mander and ocean biologist Azur. Having sent their firstborn,
Triton, into the Terrigen Mist when he was an infant, Mander
and Azur decided to raise Karnak without mutation. The youngster
was enrolled in his father's religious seminary in the Tower
of Wisdom, where he trained in various physical and mental disciplines
until he was 18 years old. Karnak's mother died in a mysterious
undersea mishap; his father still teaches at the seminary.
Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 150 lbs.
Unusual Features: Karnak has an unnaturally large cranium
in proportion to his body size.
Strength Level: Karnak possesses a degree
of superhuman strength, derived from his eugenically superior
Inhuman heritage and his intensive regimen of regular
exercise. Karnak can lift (press) about 1 ton.
Known Superhuman Powers: Besides strength,
Karnak possesses certain physical skills superior to those
of human athletes. His Inhuman metabolism affords him
slightly greater reaction time, endurance, and speed than
the human race's most perfect physical specimen, Captain
Karnak has physically conditioned his body and
mind to their peak levels of efficiency. He has voluntary
control over most of his body's autonomic functions: breathing,
heartbeat, bleeding, reaction to pain, rate of healing,
etc. He is extremely lithe and flexible, able to expand
and contract his muscles and contort his body into seemingly
painful positions. He has toughened all the striking surfaces
of his body in general and his hands in particular, so
that they are covered with dense callus. Karnak is capable
of shattering wood, cinderblock, and even mild steel.
Through mental discipline, Karnak has gained the
extrasensory ability to perceive the stress points, fracture
planes, or weaknesses, in all objects or persons around
him. By striking or applying pressure at these points,
he can split or shatter objects made of seemingly invincible
substances or render insensate beings of far greater strength
than he. This mental discipline is virtually effortless,
and Karnak can attain this state of awareness for extended
periods of time.