KAZANTRA

Real Name: Kazantra

Identity/Class: Eternal (Titan)

Occupation: Official of Titan

Affiliations: Eternals of Titan, Moondragon

Enemies: Thanos

Known Relatives: Mentor (husband)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Titan

First Appearance: Daredevil I#105 (November, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Kazantra possesses the conventional abilities of an Eternal of Titan, including an enhanced lifespan and immunity to diseases.

History: Kazantra is the wife of Mentor, ruler of Titan.

(Daredevil I#105 (fb))- After young Heather Douglas' parents were murdered by Mentor's son Thanos, she was brought to Titan by the monk Emlot to be cared for by them. However, Kazantra was concerned that considering the trouble Thanos had given them, she and Mentor should not raise Heather themselves. Instead, they gave her to Emlot of the Shao-Lom monastary, and he ultimately developed her into the heroine known as Moondragon.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Don Heck and Jim Starlin.

Strangely, Kazantra's backstory is glaringly inconsistent with the origins of Mentor, Titan, Thanos and Moondragon given in Captain Marvel I#29, which came out at almost the exact same time. Moondragon was supposed to have been orphaned when Thanos killed her parents, but he is depicted as a child at the same time as her in the Daredevil I#105 flashback. Also, Mentor's wife in the other origin was Sui-San, and she has been universally declared to be the mother of Thanos and Eros, not Kazantra.

Starlin explained on the letters page of Captain Marvel I#29 that the origin for Moondragon seen in Daredevil had been developed by him a year earlier, and was intended for use in an issue of Iron Man.

Possibly Kazantra was one of several wives Mentor kept...one gets the idea that Titan had a shortage of males.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
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Last updated: 07/12/03

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