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He was a disciple of Baron Mordo who would deliver messages and even fight Strange himself if necessary. One of his first missions was kidnapping the Ancient One, which he failed at due to Strange's interference. At one point Mordo took possession of him to test the powers of Dormammu. Kaecilius was successful in stealing Strange's Cloak of Levitation; however by the end of his battle, Strange used his magic to wipe the knowledge of magic from Kaecilius's mind. He was last seen in Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #56 (December 1982) alongside his cohorts, Adria and Demonicus. He posed as a cameraman named Joe Crocker, but was found out along with his fellow sorcerers. They once again tried and failed to defeat the Sorcerer Supreme when Adria attempted to use a powerful gem against Strange, but banished herself, Kaecilius and Demonicus to the Purple Dimension.
Kaecilius in other media
- Mads Mikkelsen portrays Kaecilius in the 2016 film Doctor Strange. In the film, he is depicted as a Master of the Mystic Arts who breaks off from the Ancient One and becomes a servant of the dark entity Dormammu. A combination of several antagonists from the comics, Kaecilius was used in the film to drive the introduction and development of bigger villains for the future, including "certain individuals who live in other dimensions".
- Kaecilius appears in the mobile game Marvel: Future Fight.
- Kaecilius appears in the mobile game Marvel Avengers Academy.
- Kaecilius appears in the mobile game Marvel Puzzle Quest.
Kamal el-Alaoui is a mutant villain who first appeared in Magneto #1. Kamal was amongst those Acolytes encountered by the young clone of Magneto named Joseph in the remains of the Acolytes' orbital base Avalon in the foothills of the Andes Mountain near the Bolivian border in South America.[volume & issue needed] Kamal has not been seen after Cassandra Nova's Sentinel destroyed Genosha, killing 16 million mutants.[volume & issue needed] Kamal's mutant powers allows him to absorb the appearance and properties of materials he touches.
Kang the Conqueror
Kariooq, The Corruptor appears in Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #24. He resembles a giant rotting corpse with green skin, similar to the Inhumanoid named D'Compose (although the two were created around the same time period). Kariooq is never fleshed out other than his weakness to ice ("the preserver") and his enmity with Tundra as a rival. It can be assumed however that his power might be that of decay and corruption or even control of the dead.
Karn is a totem-hunter who wanders the Multiverse to slay Spider Totems during the Spider-Verse arc. His first appearance was in Superior Spider-Man #32 (September 2014) and he was created by Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage and Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Fictional character biography
Karn is a son of Solus and a brother to Daemos, Verna, Jennix, Morlun, Brix and Bora. As one of the Inheritors, he and his kind hunted totems throughout the Multiverse but during the hunt against the Master Weaver he hesitated to deliver the finishing blow to the Weaver after the Weaver informed him of his true nature. The sudden opening lead to the death of his mother. After the Master Weaver was subdued, he was condemned to wear a mask and exiled to hunt Spider Totems to earn his place back to the family.
A time-displaced Superior Spider-Man would later discover a trail of dead Spider-Men in their respective dimensions and decided to trace the energy signature leading to the discovery of Karn. Assembling an Army of Spider-Men, the Superior Spider-Man and his team ambushed Karn while hunting the Spider-Man of Earth-2818 but despite being outnumbered continued to gain the upper hand. He would be joined by his estranged siblings Brix and Bora and during their bickering allowed the Spiders to flee.
He would be later shown slaying the Spider-Wolf to which he calls to his father if he can finally return to the family but Solus responded by informing the Master Weaver to send him to a more worthy foe. On Earth-1771, Karn kills that reality's version of Ai Apaec.
On Earth-3123, he was shown confronting Ben and Peter Parker asking for the Spider Totem to which Aunt May would reveal herself to be the Spider-Ma'am. Aunt May sensed that Karn would be too strong to beat offers her life for the sake of her family to which Karn hesitated for her traits reminded him of his mother. The Spider Army would later appear and after informing him of his revelations, would later join them in their fight against the Inheritors.
After Master Weaver is killed by Superior Spider-Man, leading a banishment on his own family to a radioactive Earth-3145 where that reality's Ben were used to live, then during the non-616 Spiders' departures (except for Spider-UK, who's unable to go home because the reality was destroyed in a same time when Time Runs Out occurred in middle of Spider-Verse event after his departure), same time when Octavius messing with the Web of Life and Destiny that would cause the reality destruction until he is stopped by the mainstream Spider-Totems, Karn realized that Master Weaver and he are one of the same, thus making Weaver his future-self, so Karn would never end up like his future-self. He soon helps the 616 Spider-heroes to transport Superior Spider-Man back to his timeline without any memory of the events up to that point, but not before Otto swears vengeance on Karn. Once the 616 Spider-heroes (except for Anya accompanying Spider-UK, and later Kaine, who was revealed to be alive) depart back to their home reality, Karn, Anya, and William established a new team of multiversal Spider-heroes dubbed as Warriors of the Great Web, consisting of members like Earth-982/MC2's Mayday Parker (now dubbed as Spider-Woman), Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man India (Pavitr Prabhakar), and Earth-65's Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy) to feel the voids left of the dimensions' who lost their Spiders.
Karn, as the Master Weaver, directs the Webs-Warriors to various dimensions opening portals for them to travel through. During the Electroverse saga, an alliance of counterparts of Max Dillon from across the Multiverse invaded Loomworld, damaging the great web while forcing the Web-Warriors to retreat to Earth-803. Karn and Octavia Otto (alternate version of Doctor octopus managed to fix the Web, but tangled it at the same time, causing the Web Warriors to become split between realities while they were assisting Spider-Punk's home reality from being invaded by forces from other universes. Karn's reconnection of Earth-803 into the web also caused an earthquake that destroyed the Faraday cage and freed the Electros caught by the Web-Warriors.
Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy
In the Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy story arc, Karn welcomes Kaine from his resurrection and soon realizes that Kaine no longer has the powers of the Other and is now dying from the carrion virus that's a side-effect of Warren's cloning process, and isn't allowed to go back to his Earth to avoid anyone catching it. Karn shows Kaine a number of realities with zombie apocalypses caused by this disease, and Kaine decides to visit these realities to find a possible way to stop it as he'd be immune to the attacks. Kaine tries to keep himself hidden from Karn's Web Warriors while researching it, but is caught by Spider-Gwen assisting him in going to other worlds and trying to find research to stop the virus.
Powers and abilities
Like the rest of the Inheritors, Karn has the ability to drain the life force from other beings through physical contact. Depending on the power of the individual he drains, Karn's powers and vitality can increase substantially. Karn also has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes and durability. His two pronged staff is his weapon of choice which also emits a unique energy signature which he once used to vaporize the Wolverine of Earth-8351. As the Master Weaver, Karn threads the Web of Life and Destiny, gaining dominion over various realities. He can open portals at his command or alter realities.
Karn in other Media
- Karn appears as a Boss character in Spider-Man Unlimited video game created by Gameloft.
- Karn appears in Marvel: Avengers Alliance as a boss character debuting in the Special Operations Along Came the Spiders
Vasily Karpov was a ruthless Soviet officer who was involved with training soldiers in the Red Room. The character was created by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, and first appeared in Captain America Vol. 5 #5.
A ruthless but efficient Soviet officer in Soviet Russia, he was involved in an operation during World War II with Captain America and the Invaders, in which he helped foil a plot of the Red Skull and Master Man. Afterwards, Karpov adopted Alexi Shostakov as his own to be trained and molded into the Red Guardian for the Soviet Union, and retrieved and reprogrammed Bucky Barnes into the Winter Soldier to be used in numerous Cold War operations. Karpov eventually died around 1988 most likely from natural causes with primary protégé Aleksander Lukin trained to take his place.
Vasily Karpov in other media
Gene Farber portrays Vasily Karpov in Captain America: Civil War. In 1991, he is a Hydra official who oversees the Winter Soldier program. At a HYDRA Siberian facility, he has the original Winter Soldier, which is conditioned to be completely obedient to anyone who recites certain trigger words, dispatched to intercept a case of Super Soldier Serum and assassinate Howard Stark and Maria Stark. In the present, Karpov hides in the United States of America but is discovered by Helmut Zemo. Tortured by Zemo, Karpov's partially submerged head is in a sink filling with tapwater. Karpov refuses to talk so Zemo took the Winter Soldier book and abandons him. Heavily restrained and unable to lift his head from the water, Karpov drowned in the overflowing sink while saying "Hail Hydra".
Karthon the Quester
Katu Kath first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #300. He was a member of the Acolytes, a fanatical group of mutants.[volume & issue needed] It was established that he is a long-hated enemy of Omega Red, who had in the past murdered Katu's entire family and ripped off his arm. He had limited weather control powers and could absorb electromagnetic fields and release them as blasts from his cybernetic arms.
Kazann is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Clayton Crain. He is a renegade demon, an enemy of the Ghost Rider. Kazann first appeared in Ghost Rider (Road to Damnation) #2 (Dec. 2005). Kazann is normally bodiless, but can construct a body to inhabit from the corpses of others. He also possesses extensive magical powers - while the exact limits are undefined, he is very skilled at opening portals to summon his fellow demons. He has also displayed the ability to heal humans, if he so wishes.
When a war broke out in Heaven between the angels, Micah rebelled with Lucifer and was cast down along with all who had opposed God. Now a demon in Hell, Micah abandoned his angelic name and began calling himself Kazann. Although he was cast from Heaven, Kazann remained in touch with his brother Malachi who was still an angel in Heaven. They worked together to help each other become more powerful in their respective planes of existence by sharing vital information and secrets of Heaven and Hell. By sharing the information they devised plans to counter each other's actions while making themselves look good in order to rise through the ranks.[volume & issue needed]
After the petroleum tycoon Earl Gustav was left quadriplegic after driving drunk, he began performing occult rituals, contacting the demon Kazann in hopes that it would restore his mobility. Kazann agreed, if in return Gustav would perform certain rituals to allow Kazann to escape from Hell and create a new Hell on Earth. Regarding his fellow mortals as lesser beings, Gustav was glad to do this no matter the cost. Kazann had Gustav (who in turn had his secretary Jemima Catmint do the work for him) inscribe certain devices to carry out his plans. Gustav sacrificed a group of his board members; this allowed Kazann to gain physical form by using the group's remains to create a demonic body. Kazann's presence on Earth did not go unnoticed, and the archangel Ruth and Hoss, one of Hell's best tracker-scouts were dispatched to bring him back, while Malachi released the Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) from Hell in order to employ him as a pawn in stopping Kazann's plans.[volume & issue needed]
Kazann used a drill inscribed with a ritual portal spell that could, upon hitting the Earth's molten core, penetrate into the spirit barrier, opening a tunnel to the spirit world and creating a gateway to the afterlife, allowing demons to come to Earth. As Kazann's demon army began to surge through the gateway, Ghost Rider, Hoss and Ruth made their way to the Gustav Petroleum headquarters to stop Kazann. While Hoss and Ruth battled each other, Ghost Rider confronted Kazann, destroying his Earthly body and revealing his true form. Realizing what she had been part of, Jemima Catmint then forced Gustav to cast the Hymn of Recall spell, sending Kazann and his demon army back to Hell. Ruth then startled Catmint, causing her to let go of Gustav's wheelchair, allowing him to roll into the pits of Hell itself.[volume & issue needed]
Ghost Rider was bewildered upon returning to Hell, and Malachi soon appeared, telling him that no one, be they angel, demon, or even God could save a lost soul from damnation. Malachi mistakenly revealed his partnership with Kazann during this conversation, and Ruth then tore Malachi's wings off, causing him to fall from grace and become mortal. Malachi bled to death and his soul went to Hell alongside his brother Kazann, thus ending Kazann's plans to gain power in Hell. Ghost Rider was forced to return to his life of torment, racing towards the gates of Hell each night. Only this time he was able to take solace in knowing that Malachi would suffer the same fate each night as he dragged him behind him.[volume & issue needed]
Kehl of Tauran
Kehl was a member of the space pirate Nebula's band of mercenaries.[volume & issue needed] Kehl is a Taurian, and a Freebooter. Kehl is simple-minded, straight forward, and melancholic. His race are the orange-skinned survivors of one of Galactus's attacks who now work at various odd-jobs throughout the universe. Kehl's hide serves as natural body armor, and he is able to survive without air, food, and drink for an extended period of time.
Sal Kennedy is an aging hippie and an old friend of Tony Stark and Maya Hansen. When the Extremis virus is stolen, the duo seek him out for guidance. Some time later, after Sal had taken a position at S.H.I.E.L.D. under its new director, Tony, he is killed during an attack by a genetically engineered monster. Stricken by grief and guilt, Maya delivers Extremis samples to the Mandarin, unaware that he is a criminal and that he orchestrated the attack. The character, created by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, first appeared in Iron Man vol. 4, #2 (February 2005), and features as a major recurring character throughout the Extremis arc.
Key is a mutant whose first appearance is in Cable vol. 2 #79. Key was a member of Randall Shire's small traveling carnival in Australia before Shire was possessed by the alien Undying known as Semijan and enslaved Key and his brother Wall with his mutant vocal power. Key was forced to serve Shire, but still managed to alert Clarity, an enigmatic source of the mutant hero Cable's journalist friend Irene Merryweather, of Semijan's plans for Shire. Key is a low-level mutant who possesses an incredible affinity for computers. He is the ultimate hacker with access to information about anyone at his fingertips. Key lost his mutant powers after M-Day.
Khan is a villain associated with the X-Men. He first appeared in X-Treme X-Men #10 (April 2002), and was created by Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca. Khan rules a vast empire, consisting of alternate versions of the planet Earth throughout the myriad dimensions of the multiverse. Using his alien technology, he and his armies can travel from world to world, and for those that surrender to him, they prosper from the technology he brings, although they live under his iron rule. Those that fight him, have all ended up defeated and subjugated.[volume & issue needed]
Khaos is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. The royal dark elf Khaos was stolen as an infant to be raised by fair elven royalty. Becoming a mercenary alongside half-elf swordsman Kromm, human archer Longstrider and elven teknowizards Kamendae and Quarto, Khaos eventually learned his true identity and purpose: to end the eternal war between Irth's many teknomystical races. He succeeded, but the human archmage Ghath attacked Khaos and was inadvertently sent to Earth-616. Khaos selected a volunteer to go kill Ghath, but the spell malfunctioned, sending Khaos instead. The British team Excalibur of 616 followed Ghath and Khaos back to Irth, where Ghath had already gathered his forces for a final assault on Khaos. Excalibur and Khaos's followers defeated Ghath's forces, but when Excalibur returned home, Khaos was accidentally exiled as well. Declining Excalibur membership, Khaos decided to try re-creating Ghath's original teleportation spell to return to his native world and keep it from falling once more into eternal war.
KhLΘG, also known as Nightmare Creature, Orrgo, Sage Wolf and Golden Gator is a fictional monster character from the Marvel Universe. It first appeared in Strange Tales vol. 3 #1 (November 1994), and was created by Kurt Busiek and Ricardo Villagran.
KhLΘG is an evil creature that was spawned from the shadow of the Great Spirit. It takes on the form of creatures that don't exist. KhLOG had, at one point, taken on the identity of Orrgo but was revealed. Later, KhLOG took on the form of the Sage Wolf, based on tales of Keewazi mothers who told this tale to children to keep them from going out at night. Khlog had abducted several Keewazi children who were returned when Khlog was banished by Wyatt Wingfoot. He later returned and assumed the identity of Golden Gator based on the urban legend of alligators in the sewers. Golden Gator is currently a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Howling Commandos Monster Force.
Khonshu first appeared in Moon Knight #1 (November 1980), and is based on the Egyptian lunar god Khonsu. He is a member of the Heliopolitan pantheon and the patron of the superhero Moon Knight. While Khonshu possessed Moon Knight during the hero's time with the West Coast Avengers, Khonshu was often shown as a largely benevolent god who wanted to assist the team. He was at times shown to be conflicted as to whether he should reveal his powers and what was worthy of it. He was able to effortlessly resist being controlled by the mutant The Voice.
Khor was a foe of the Golden Age Vision that was featured in Marvel Mystery Comics # 22. Khor was banished from France for using Black magic. He discovered an area in Antarctica, where nothing aged. He went there and spent centuries practicing black magic and enslaved the natives. He teleported a ship and had this crew worked as slaves. Aarkus decided to find out what happened to the ship. He battled with Khor, when confronted at Antarctica. Aarkus took Khor by surprise and threw him in a volcano. Then Aarkus helped the ship get free. Khor had powers via magic. He showed he could teleport things in a puff of smoke. He could teleport even large ships across undisclosed miles. He could also shoot lightning bolts from his hands and shrink objects.
Khoryphos is a member of the Eternals. He first appeared in Eternals (vol.2) #1 (October 1985), and was created by Peter B. Gillis and Sal Buscema. He has been mistaken for Horus and Orpheus, has devoted himself to composing and playing music, and has been a friend to his fellow Eternal Ikaris. He accompanied Ikaris in his battle with Kro, and followed Kro and Thena to Deviant Lemuria. In Lemuria, Khoryphos met a Deviant woman, Yrdisis, with whom he fell in love. For a time, the couple smuggled innocents from Lemuria. He was unable to save Yrdisis from the Weird Sisters (minions of Maelstrom), but the Fantastic Four healed him from Charm's poison.
Kiber the Cruel
Kid Briton (Brian Braddock) first appeared in issue #1 of the Avengers Arena series as part of the Marvel NOW! event, and was created by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker. He came from the alternate reality of Earth-13022 when he was brought here by Captain Britain. Kid Briton is one of sixteen teenagers kidnapped by Arcade who forces them to fight each other to the death in his latest version of Murderworld. He is part of the Braddock Academy group (consisting of Apex, Anachronism, Bloodstone and Nara) which is joined by Death Locket despite death threats from Kid Briton and Nara. Kid Briton seemingly the powers of his otherdimensional counterparts in the Captain Britain Corps. Kid Briton's powers are based on his own confidence. The more he believes in himself and what he is doing, the stronger he is, and the less susceptible to damage he becomes. During the ordeal he loses confidence in himself due to Nara's and Apex's manipulations. He is beheaded by Anachronism after threatening Nara.
Elric Freedom Whitemane
Son of Gladiator. He shares similar powers as his father, but is very impetuous and hard-headed. As punishment he is sent to Earth to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to learn discipline. He is escorted by his personal bodyguard Warbird. During the Avengers Vs. X-Men crossover event, Gladiator comes to Earth to rescue his son but is overwhelmed by the combined Phoenix Force Five. When he heals he returns to Shi'ar with his son, but orders Warbird to stay behind.
Kidogo (Lazaro Kotikash) is a mutant created by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, and first appeared in New X-Men: Academy X #12 (2005). Lazaro Kotikash is Maasai, and his codename roughly translates to "something small" in Swahili. He is a student at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, and is a member of Northstar's Alpha Squadron training squad. Kidogo's fellow students vote that he has the "most ironic power" because, although in his normal state he is almost a head taller than anyone else on his squad, his power is shrinking to a height of only four inches. Kidogo was one of the many mutants that lost their powers on M-Day, so he had to leave the Xavier Institute, but he was not on the bus that William Stryker bombed. Before he was depowered, Lazaro was a micromorph, able to shrink down to only four inches tall by displacing his mass extra-dimensionally.
Kierrok first appeared in X-Men #96 (December 1975), and was created by Bill Mantlo, Chris Claremont, and Dave Cockrum. Kierrok the Damned is a demon and ruler of the N'Garai. Cyclops inadvertently released Kierrok on Earth, and he attacked the X-Men. Storm sealed the portal he came through, and he disappeared back to his dimension.[volume & issue needed]
Kilmer is a mutant whose first appearance was in X-Men vol. 2 #100. Kilmer is a member of the race of supermutants known as Neo. He was a part of the team of Neo that attacked Nightcrawler and Cecilia Reyes in the opening salvo of the Neo's war against humans and mutants,[volume & issue needed] sparked when the High Evolutionary removed all mutants' powers, causing untold devastation to the hidden Neo community.[volume & issue needed] Kilmer has peak human strength, speed, endurance, and reflexes. His other powers were never revealed.
Benedict Kine is a member of the Hellfire Club. The character, created by Ian Edington and Gene Ha, first appeared in X-Men Annual#2 in 1994. Within the context of the stories, Benedict Kine, alongside Reeva Payge and Benazir Kaur, joined the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club following Shinobi Shaw's coup against his father, Sebastian Shaw. Kine was present when Shinobi attempted to force X-Men member Storm into joining him. Kine fought against the X-Men when they tried to rescue Storm but was defeated alongside his fellow Lords Cardinal.[volume & issue needed]
Ellen King worked alongside Matt Murdock at the New York County District Attorney's Office. She is married to Sharon King, who rented out her apartment building to other superheroes. Ellen had her suspicions about Matt due to the fact that he would arrive at work with more bruises and cuts on his face. She accepted his excuse that he was simply trying to prove himself in the world by partaking in extreme activities. She helped Matt with taking down the Church of the Sheltering Hands.
Ellen King in other media
A radically different Ellen King appears on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in "The Inside Man" played by Melissa Bickerton. Ellen King is a Caucasian Australian woman instead of African American and works for the Government of Australia. She attends a symposium held by Glenn Talbot with other major government representatives to talk about the state of Inhumans. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team believes that she is a Hydra spy, but in actuality has been kidnapping Inhumans for her own purposes. The team liberate Eden Fesi who was one of the Inhumans captured by Ellen.
Kitang was part of the genetic council in the city of Attilan. Kitang was elderly and believed in the old ways of Attilan. Having seen many kings come and go he was most dissatisfied with Black Bolt. Kitang especially did not take it well when he freed the Alpha Primitives as it went against his conservative views. He was further upset by Black Bolt and Medusa's decision to have a child naturally. His insistence for Medusa to get an abortion, forced her to flee to Earth so that she can have the baby. Even after giving birth, Kitang was left bitter. Kitang made an attempt to finally remove the child, named Ahura, but was stopped by the combined effort of the Royal Family and the Fantastic Four. He was deposed afterwards.
Kitang in other media
Kitang appears in Inhumans played by Marco Rodríguez. While once again part of the genetic council, he is much more rational. He is concerned with the Inhuman Bronaja after learning from him that he will lie in a "beautiful river". When he learns that Maximus plans to dethrone Black Bolt, he resists and Maximus kills him with the "beautiful river" being his blood.
Johny Kitano was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Jorge Lucas, and first appeared in Mystique #2. Not much is known about Johny Kitano, except that he was part of the United States Department of Homeland Security and was at some point appointed as Special Magistrate for Homo Superior crimes against humanity. He also had a great hatred for mutant terrorists such as Mystique and Magneto. Kitano had the power of generating high-levels of bioelectricity and channelling it as high-voltage electric shocks or casting bolts of lightning.
Kkallakku was created by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Larry Alexander, and first appeared in Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #31 (July, 1991). Kkallakku is a demon, one of the Fear Lords, who has clashed with Doctor Strange. He was summoned to the Halls of Fear to join the other Fear Lords in a plot to gain control of Earth.[volume & issue needed] Kkallakku summoned a legion of Fear-Eaters that assaulted Manhattan. When Doctor Strange withdrew the collective fear of the victims and drew it into himself, the Fear-Eaters ignored Kkallakku's commands and followed Doctor Strange who trapped them in another dimension.[volume & issue needed] The Fear Lords later met to discuss the Serpent's attacks on Earth.[volume & issue needed] Loki tricked them into a meeting to tell them about Nightmare's scheme to harvest the fear brought by the Serpent to become the new King of Fear, leading to a battle that resulted in a stalemate.
Within the context of the stories, Klein is the grandson of Stanley Klein, one of Captain America's friends from World War II. As a field agent, Klein fights with Captain America against AIM and their super soldier, Protocide. When Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team are later accused of false arrest, Klein helps find a S.H.I.E.L.D. traitor.
Cameron Klein in other media
- The first one appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This one is a S.H.I.E.L.D. technician who stayed loyal to Captain America when Hydra was revealed to have secretly controlled S.H.I.E.L.D. from the inside. He was played by Aaron Himelstein and would reprise his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron where his character appears to have been promoted somewhat.
- The second one appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the episode "The Writing on the Wall" played by Joel Gretsch. This one had his memory wiped and he was posing as a family man named Hank Thompson. Phil Coulson came looking for him when he found out that he too had also gone under the T.A.H.I.T.I. Project. After Coulson rescues him from rogue agent Sebastian Derik, Klein returns to his life as Hank Thompson.
Fletcher Heggs was hired by Obadiah Stane to become the Knight of his Chessmen. His first and only mission was to kill Tony Stark, but was outwitted by his alter ego, Iron Man, twice in a row. After being incarcerated, he was visited by fellow Chessman, Bishop. He was broken out, but his freedom was short lived. Disappointed with his pathetic attempt at killing Stark, Bishop lifted Heggs high into the air and dropped him to his death.
Raleigh Halward was an agent of Obadiah Stane who replaced the recently deceased Fletcher Heggs as Knight. While he never directly faced Tony Stark as Iron Man at first, he did go up against James Rhodes when he temporarily donned the Iron Man armor. He went up against Stark directly this time with another Knight, Basil Thorpe. Both were defeated and Halward was never seen again.
Basil Thorpe was an agent of Obadiah Stane who was added to his team of agents called the Chessmen. Basil actually shared the title of Knight with Raleigh Halward, who had replaced the previous Knight Fletcher Heggs. Basil and Raleigh battled Iron Man together, but were both defeated. Sometime later, Basil, along with Bishop and Rook, battled Iron Man again who was aided by an intelligent member of the Brood named Broo. Basil and his cohorts were once again defeated.
Malcolm and Leo Knight were adopted by Edgar Fogg. Malcolm befriended his son Thomas and the two would go around Liverpool causing trouble. Malcolm, however had a soft spot for Thomas' sister Evelyn of whom there was a mutual attraction. Malcolm and Thomas were hired by a gangster to kill a scientist. After doing so, the machine he was working on rearranged their molecules turning them into what they saw themselves as: a Knight and Fog. Malcolm and Thomas from that day forward decided to become super powered hitmen.
Years later, they were hired by the Kingpin to murder his assistant. Their actions lead them to battling Spider-Man who soon follows them back to Liverpool. When Malcolm attempts to kill the wall-crawler, he is distracted by Evelyn's appearance and instead knocks him out. Spider-Man soon attacks Thomas who accidentally knocks out Leo. Thinking that Leo had been killed, Malcolm goes after the superhero until he learns the truth and sees that Leo is okay. He and Thomas battle each other and Spider-Man defeats the two.
Knight in other media
Fletcher Heggs appears in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King played by Allen Maldonado. he is an inmate at Seagate Prison and is a member of Trevor Slattery's fan club. As a nod to his comic book counterpart, Heggs has a tattoo of a chess piece on his face.
Amiko Kobayashi was created by Chris Claremont and John Romita, Jr., and first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #181 (May 1984). Amiko found herself orphaned when she and her mother were caught in a battle between the X-Men and a dragon. Discovering the dying woman and her young daughter, Wolverine promised that the girl would be raised as though she were his own child. In the limited series Wolverine: Soultaker, Amiko discovered that her mother belonged to a family of warriors called the Shosei and now spends time with them trying to improve her martial arts skills, and hoping to make her adoptive father Logan proud of her.
Within the context of the stories, Kobik originated from a S.H.I.E.L.D. project using fragments of Cosmic Cubes. The pieces merge into a single being that adopts the form of a child. Kobik becomes a member of the Thunderbolts.
During her time affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D., Kobik is involved in the Pleasant Hill project, where supervillains are taken to a pre-created town and brainwashed to act as normal civilians. At the same time, Kobik comes into contact with the Red Skull, the Cube's past experience with the Skull giving her a certain attachment to him. Using his influence on her, the Skull is able to convince her of Hydra being a noble organization. Kobik later makes contact with the elderly Steve Rogers during a stand-off where his life is in danger, and as a consequence of the Skull’s manipulation, she not only reverts him to his youthful state but also rewrites his history so that he has been a Hydra sleeper agent since childhood. As Hydra's "Secret Empire" rises to power — after Hydra Agent Rogers has deposed Red Skull —, Kobik begins to regretfully rewrite Rogers' mind, but it is revealed that the memory of his original, good conscious has remained hidden in her mind. The original Steve Rogers tries to convince Kobik to undo her mistakes, but she believes it is too late and is frightened of Hydra Rogers. Making things worse, in the real world Arnim Zola implants a Cosmic Cube into Rogers' physical body during the Resistance’s hopeful raid on Hydra's main base, led by Sam Wilson. However, the good Rogers manages to get through to her, and eventually they are both saved by Bucky Barnes and Scott Lang, who takes away Hydra Rogers’ ability to use both the Cosmic Cube and Mjolnir, allowing the real Captain America to defeat his mind-altered self. After Hydra Rogers is defeated, Kobik restores the history of the world, although she leaves some aspects intact from the Hydra-created reality. 
Ilsa Koenig is the younger sister of Eric Koenig and much like her brother is a defector who fought alongside the Americans. With the help of Nick Fury and Dino Manelli, the latter of whom she falls in love with, Ilsa and Eric make it to England. She attempted to continue her pursuit of Dino, but he was haunted by the memories of a former lover and pushed her away. She began dating Fury instead, but when Fury left her at a bar she was hit on by a rude patron. She was rescued by Dino whom she awarded a kiss. Dino still felt uncomfortable around Ilsa, so Fury decided to make him jealous so that he can pursue her which works. Eric then kidnapped Ilsa and Dino to lure Fury out, he had apparently become a Nazi again, and took Fury forcing Ilsa and Dino to flee. It is unknown what happened to her afterwards.
Ilsa Koenig in other media
A character named L.T. Koenig played by Artemis Pebdani appears on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She is the oldest of the Koenig quintuplets and is always picking on her younger siblings. She appears in the episode "Hot Potato Soup" where she is tasked along with her brothers Sam and Billy with hiding the Darkhold.
Kogar was a smuggler and was employed by Chang, Sklar and Black Jack Blue. In Master of Kung-Fu, Shang's friend and ally Black Jack Tarr decides to infiltrate Kogar's criminal organization. He is blindfolded and taken to their headquarters by two of Kogar's men. Tarr's decision to defeat the two men in combat impresses Kogar enough; he allows Tarr to join. Kogar is ultimately defeated by Shang-Chi. Instead of his left hand Kogar has a weapon, which has blades as well as can be transformed into a blaster.
Victor Kohl is the black sheep of his family where he was the only member of his family that didn't go through Terrigenesis during the Inhumanity storyline. Victor was confronted by the Black Light Ring of the Mandarin which found him acceptable to be its wearer. With its power and still under the influence of alcohol, Victor attacked the Inhuman Nativity Center where Robert was apparently killed. Iron Man appeared to stop him and Victor had to flee after the Golden Avenger injured his shoulder with a laser. The ring teleported Victor to a safe place. While recovering, Victor suffered from Terrigenesis for his surprise. As soon as he resurfaced, Victor was found and confronted by Medusa. She showed to him the rest of the body of his father which was destroyed during Victor's rampage in the Nativity Center. She also explained to Victor that he didn't suffer from Terrigenesis not because he didn't have blood ties with his family, but because the level of exposure to Terrigen Mists to activate the Terrigenesis in certain individuals can vary. She exiled Victor from the Inhumans for his actions. Victor blamed himself for what he did, but the ring managed to make him blame Tony Stark from not stopping him when he was rampaging drunk. The Ring also suggested Victor's new nickname called the Exile. Exile was also referred to as Mandarin-Five. He was later killed by Arno Stark.
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Kolomaq, The Beast of the Snows appears in Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #6. He appears during oil drilling in an unrevealed location of Canada. His appearance destroys the oil well and catches the attention of the Inuit demigod Snowbird. Kolomaq possesses energy welding powers but his main ability is to create blinding snowstorms. Seven pages of Alpha Flight issue 6 are white panels captioned with dialogue and narration. Kolomaq is described as the most ferocious of the Beasts and enemy to Tundra the Land Beast. He is also capable of conjuring sharp icicles. Snowbird tricks Kolomaq into triggering a landslide which either kills or imprisons him. Kolomaq appears as a white Yeti-like creature with an angry totem mask as a face.
Leon Kolsky was one of the four agents who worked for Bruno Costa, notable for his age and experience in the criminal underworld. Leon was involved in the execution of Frank Castle's family. Upon hearing that Castle had returned as the Punisher to finish them off, Leon traveled with Bruno and Matt Skinner to Punto Verde to face him. Leon battled Punisher using dum-dums, his favorite, and actually managed to put up a good fight. However, the Punisher tricks Leon into shooting an aquarium that contained a shark and Leon was eaten alive.
Korath the Pursuer
Kosmos is a fusion of the Beyonder and Molecule Man, who are apparently parts of a Cosmic Cube, and cared for by Kubik.[volume & issue needed] Curious, inquisitive, and friendly, the love between her and Kubik was enough to move the Molecule Man out of a psychotic episode.[volume & issue needed] For reasons that remain unrevealed, Kosmos evolved—or degenerated—into a material being resembling a humanoid woman known as the Maker;[volume & issue needed] in this incarnation, she was functionally insane.[volume & issue needed] The mad Titan, Thanos, intentionally drove her to catatonia to protect the universe from her madness,[volume & issue needed] and she, or at least her physical form, perished when the Kyln—the cosmic prison where she was held—was destroyed by the Annihilation Wave.[volume & issue needed]
Kraa the Unhuman was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Tales of Suspense #18 (June 1961). Kraa the Unhuman is a former tribesman in Wabuzi, Africa who is mutated by an explosion caused by Soviet soldiers. Kraa is mistaken for and named after the seeker of vengeance and seeks vengeance against the Russians that caused his condition as he is in constant pain from his radiation burns. Kraa’s pain from the burns is soothed by an ointment from a teacher and Kraa apparently falls to his death from a cliff while saving the teacher from a python. In turn, the teacher is subsequently worshipped as a god for apparently destroying Kraa.
Krakkan is a powerful mystical entity, and a member of the Octessence. Krakkan first appeared in Iron Man (vol. 3) #22 during the meeting to decide the terms of the Wager, appearing there as a grey armored figure; this armor possessed a number of long and very sharp blades. It crafted the Kestrel Key of Krakkan.[volume & issue needed] Bridget Malone finds this key and becomes the Exemplar called Conquest, the "living embodiment of battle."
The first Krakoa was originally a very small island in the Pacific Ocean that was located close to where some nuclear bombing tests were done. The radiation somehow mutated the island's ecosystem into a hive-mind entity. Krakoa was able to capture the original X-Men (then consisting of Cyclops, Angel, Havok, Iceman, Jean Grey and Polaris) and was also responsible for the deaths of a team of young mutants, composed of Petra, Sway, Darwin and Kid Vulcan (the latter two are able to survive, but became trapped inside Krakoa), from a parallel X-Men team led by Moira McTaggart and is also connected with the formation of the new team of X-Men (namely Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Banshee and Wolverine). The new X-Men team found the original X-Men and by using her powers, Polaris was able to launch Krakoa into outer space. Krakoa was later apparently found and captured for study by the cosmic entity known as The Stranger, as seen when Quasar visited one of his 'laboratory worlds'. Krakoa was eventually freed along with many other specimens and was last seen orbiting around Earth until the energy wave from M-Day and the Collective awakened Vulcan. Its also revealed that before it was shot into outer space, Krakoa released several spores from itself, which later plagued the X-Men (namely Vega Superior, Krakoa II (see below), the Krakoa seen at a construction site on a tropical island, Krakoas from the Hellfire Academy and the Krakoa seen in Sinister's underground city.)
When Wolverine and some of the X-Men splintered away from Cyclops' group, it is discovered that Beast has built the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning on top of a "male" spawn of Krakoa. After Quentin Quire manages to reason with him, the Krakoa spawn contacts Rachel Summers who ends up translating for him when Rachel tells Wolverine that the Hellfire Club made Krakoa attack them and that he is a mutant like the X-Men. Rachel discovered that this Krakoa was grown by Hellfire Club member Maximillian von Katzenelnbogen (a descendant of Victor Frankenstein) in his artificial supergarden. When Rachel mentions that Krakoa keeps apologizing and wants to join the X-Men, Wolverine ends up letting Krakoa stay as a part of the school. Not soon after the school began having money difficulties, it is Krakoa who solves the school's problems by growing great quantities of diamonds on the trees he produces.
Ronda Kramer is the girlfriend of Jake Dorman. While Jake continuously bullied Steve Petty, Ronda sympathized with him and she, along with Peter Parker, insisted that Jake be kinder to him. Steve gets pushed far and builds a robot to attack Jake, but it also indirectly attacked Ronda. They were saved by Spider-Man and Steve escaped. Later, Ronda and a changed Jake attempt to speak to Steve, but he had transformed himself into Phreak. While Spider-Man left to rescue Mary Jane Watson, Ronda and Jake followed and managed to speak Steve down, with both of them calling him their friend.
Ronda Kramer in other media
Ronda Kramer has a brief cameo in a deleted scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Ms. Kramer is the "beloved" art teacher at Midtown School of Science and Technology. She is mentioned and photographed by the Midtown News crew, Betty Brant and Jason Ionello stating that she was leaving her job and heading to Tucson, Arizona to take care of her mother.
Kraven the Hunter
Kray-Tor was a judge from the Universal Church of Truth who presided over a trial for Adam Warlock. Warlock tried to fight his way out of the court and as Kray-Tor pronounced his death sentence, Warlock used his Soul Gem to steal Kray-Tor's soul.
When Warlock himself was later absorbed into the world within the Soul Gem, Kray-Tor was part of the welcoming committee.
Within the context of the stories, Heinz Kruger is a Gestapo agent working for the Nazi Party during World War II tasked with investigating Abraham Erskine and the American supersoldier experiment. He is able to infiltrate the project and pass the formula to his superiors. He attends the experiment on Steve Rogers, crashing through the viewing window and assassinating Erskine after the Super Soldier Serum is administered. He struggles with Rogers before accidentally grasping an electrical wire and being electrocuted.
Heinz Kruger in other media
The character of Heinz Kruger was adapted for the film Captain America: The First Avenger, where he is portrayed by actor Richard Armitage. His role in the film his role is essentially the same. His death is different in the film as he takes a cyanide pill instead upon Steve Rogers catching up to him. He is also depicted as an agent of Hydra instead of the Gestapo.
Kruun was created by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, first appeared in Astonishing X-Men #19 in December 2006. Within the context of the stories, Kruun is the despotic ruler of the alien planet known as the Breakworld. After the Breakworld psychics, known as the "Augurs", predicted the destruction of their planet at the hands of an unknown mutant from Earth, Kruun dispatched his subordinate, Ord, to eliminate the threat.
Kryllk the Cruel
Kubik is a Cosmic Cube who first appears in Tales of Suspense #79 (Jul. 1966), and as Kubik in Avengers #289 (Mar. 1988). The concept was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and refined by Ralph Macchio. Kubik (once evolved into humanoid form and now a student of the entity the Shaper of Worlds) returns to Earth when attracted by an anomaly possessing a fraction of its power—revealed to be the robot the Super Adaptoid. The Adaptoid uses its abilities to "copy" Kubik's abilities and banishes the character, intent on creating a race in its own image. The Adaptoid, however, is tricked into shutting down by Captain America. Kubik returns and then removes the sliver of the original Cosmic Cube from the Adaptoid that gave the robot its abilities. Like all Cosmic Cubes, Kubik possesses the ability to manipulate extra-dimensional energy to alter reality to achieve virtually any effect. Upon reaching maturity, a cube takes on humanoid form with its behavior modeled after the individuals who have possessed it. Kubik's chest also displays a holographic representation of a Cosmic Cube.
Shen Kuei, also known as "The Cat", was created by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy and first appeared in Master of Kung Fu #38-39 (March–April 1976). He is a freelance espionage operative, probably originally from Hong Kong. He has been both enemy and ally of Shang-Chi. He is a master thief whose skill in martial arts equals Shang-Chi's. The meaning of the character's name is both similar and opposite to Shang Chi's name. He is a sort of mirror image, a 'good bad guy' in opposition to Shang Chi's 'bad good guy'. While they share mutual respect, the two always find themselves in opposition. Shen Kuei has no superhuman powers. However, he possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and builds who engages in intensive regular exercise. An extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant, Shen Kuei is one of the greatest living masters of the Oriental martial arts, whose skill rivals that of Shang-Chi.
Kukulcan, also known as El Tigre, was created by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth and first appeared in X-Men #25-26 (October–November 1966). Juan Meroz, also known as El Tigre, was a Latin American gem hunter who found two halves of a mystical pendant. By joining the two halves together, Juan was transformed into a being capable of projecting solar energy and of flying within an energy sphere. He believed himself to be the reincarnation of the Mayan god Kukulcan, and could control the minds of the Mayans's descendants. El-Tigre later fought Ka-Zar in the Savage Land while trying to steal the vibranium and other natural resources of the land. El Tigre was transformed in the Mystic Mists and given power, though his mind was changed as well. He was able to melt a rock into glass. However, when he looked into the glass and saw his new face, he was horrified and threw himself down a cliff to his death.
Marduk Kurios is a demon character created by Gary Friedrich and Herb Trimpe. He first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #13 (January 1974) and was identified as "Satan." He is also presented as the father of the characters Daimon Hellstrom and Satana. Within the context of the stories, Marduk Kurios is a high level demon and ruler of one realm of Hell who has from time to time presented himself as "Satan" or "Lucifer". During the Fear Itself storyline, Marduk Kurios attended the Devil's Advocacy where they talked about the Serpent's actions on Earth. Marduk Kurios taunted Mephisto during this meeting.
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