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
Name: Karnak Mander-Azur, The Shatterer
Origin: Marvel Comics
Classification: Inhuman, Magister of the Second Tower of Wisdom, priest/philosopher, adventurer
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.
- 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.