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Karnak is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuted in Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #45 (1965) along with other members of the Inhuman Royal Family .

The character Karnak Mander-Azur was never exposed to the Terrigen Mists, so never developed additional powers like other , but he is a who can find the weakness in anything and then use his training and strength to exploit it. Although the Jack Kirby Collector described him as "a philosophical karate expert with nominal personality" in 2004, subsequent writers have made use of his skill for puzzle-solving and strategic-planning in Inhumans' stories, leading to him being given his first solo series in 2015.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-A

Name: Karnak Mander-Azur, The Shatterer

Origin: Marvel Comics

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Inhuman, Magister of the Second Tower of Wisdom, priest/philosopher, adventurer

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Full Control of his Body's heartbeat, breathing, blood flow, and even reaction to pain, Master Martial Artist

Attack Potency: Multi-City Block level (Physiology is stated to be superior to the likes of Captain America. Destroyed a massive tree in one chop. Cut down stone structures in one strike).

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ combat speed (Swifter than Black Panther and Captain America)

Lifting Strength: Class 5

Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class

Durability: Multi-City Block level (Capable of contending with beings around his level).

Stamina: Very High

Range: Standard Melee Range

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: Extremely skilled martial artist. Can pinpoint the weakness in virtually anything. Merited philosopher, and usually the strategic mind of the Inhuman Royal Family.

Weaknesses: Like all inhumans he has a relatively weak immune system.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Stress Point Detection: Through mental discipline, Karnak has gained the extrasensory ability to perceive the stress points, fracture planes, or weaknesses, physical or psychological, in all objects or persons around him. By striking and 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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