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Karnak

Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Priest/philosopher
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.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
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 America.

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.

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