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N'Kantu Occupation: Ex-warrior, ex-king, ex-slave, now wanderer Identity: Unknown Legal Status: Non-entity. His existence is unknown to the general
public. Former Aliases: None Place of Birth: Nation of the Swarilis, Northern Africa Marital Status: Widowed Known Relatives: T'Chombi (father, deceased), V'Leema (wife,
deceased) Group Affiliation: None Base of Operations: Egypt First Appearance: SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #5
History: Three thousand years ago, N'Kantu, chieftain of the
Swarili tribe in Northern Africa, was taken captive with his people by a band
of Egyptian slavers. Prized for their great strength, the Swarilis were bound
in chains and forced into hard labor building a stone temple. Working by day,
N'Kantu plotted rebellion against the reigning pharaoh, Aram-Set, by night.
When word of the planned insurrection reached the ears of the pharaoh, Aram-Set
and his high priest Nephrus decided to kill all the slaves upon completion of
the temple. When that time came, however, N'Kantu led the revolt and killed
the pharaoh. Nephrus managed to subdue the rebel slave, and to punish him for
his crime, drained his blood and replaced it with a special preservative fluid.
He then wrapped the Swarili leader in bandages from head to toe and entombed
the still-conscious but totally immobile body in a casket. In the last half
of the Twentieth Century, the paralyzing fluid finally wore off and N'Kantu
awoke. Totally insane from being trapped beneath the desert for 3 millennia,
N'Kantu dug himself free and went on a rampage that culminated in the streets
of Cairo. Grabbing a telephone pole to use as a weapon, N'Kantu was electrocuted
by a dangling power line. The shock sent him into suspended animation for a
few weeks, and when it wore off, his sanity had returned. Immortal, N'Kantu
has wandered Egypt and Africa, searching for a reason to exist.
Height: 7 ft. 6 in. Weight: 650 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: None
Strength Level: The Living Mummy possesses superhuman strength
and vitality conferred by an unusual process of mummification. He can lift (press)
approximately 4.5 tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: The mummification process replaced
N'Kantu's blood with some unknown energy-conferring preservative fluid and also
transformed his flesh to the consistency of mild steel. N'Kantu can resist penetration
wounds up to small caliber bullets. Although superhumanly strong, the Living
Mummy is unable to use his strength for athletic feats due to his limited mobility.
His speed and reaction time is slightly less than that of the average human
Due to the life-preserving fluid, the Living Mummy no longer has the conventional
human needs of food, water, sleep, etc. Because his body no longer manufactures
saliva his throat is very dry, and he can only speak with great difficulty
Limitations: The Living Mummy is vulnerable to any dehydrating
substance or process (heat, fire, etc.) that interferes with the circulation
of the preservative fluid in his veins. The effect of prolonged subjection to
such is unknown. Presumably the preserving fluid replenishes itself akin to