KAI-RA

Real Name: Kai-Ra

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional being (Rime Giant)

Occupation: Enemy of Asgard

Group Membership: Rime Giants

Affiliations: Glump, Karnilla, Rock Trolls, Uroc

Enemies: Code: Blue, Gods of Asgard, Thor (Eric Masterson), Warriors Three

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Asgard

First Appearance: Thor I#447 (May, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Kai-Ra stands nearly 20 feet high, and possesses superhuman strength (class 10?). He wields a staff which allows him to perform certain magical tasks, such as reshaping inanimate matter.

History: (Thor I#447, 447/2)- Kai-Ra joined Glump and Uroc in assaulting a band of Asgardian warriors led by Hogun and Volstagg. Kai-Ra used his staff to transform Hogun's mace into a monster, and turned another Asgardian into a tree. The trio managed to defeat all of the Asgardians and took them captive.

(Thor I#450)- Kai-Ra and Glump led an army of Rock Trolls to attack Asgard, but were opposed by Fandral on the Rainbow Bridge. Kai-Ra boasted to Fandral about how he had defeated Hogun and Volstagg, and Fandral responded by destroying Kai-Ra's staff. Fandral was soon joined by Code: Blue and Thor, who easily defeated Kai-Ra's allies. Fandral then interrogated Kai-Ra, and learned that his friends were being held by Ulik and Uroc at the Well of Eternal Tears.

Comments: Created by Ron Frenz, Tom DeFalco and Al Milgrom.

Kai-Ra may have been one of the Rime Giants who appeared in Journey Into Mystery I#102/2 as one of the enemies of Asgard.

Kai-Ra supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Kai-Ra should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Thor I#447, page 15, panel 3


Other appearances:
Thor I#447 (May, 1992)

Story 2: Tom DeFalco (writer), Patrick Olliffe (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#450 (August, 1992) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 04/11/04

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