Shaka Kharn, from the cover of MoK #49SHAKA KHARN

Real Name: Shaka Kharn

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Warrior, scientist?

Group Membership: Si-Fan

Affiliations: Fu Manchu

Enemies: Shang-Chi, MI-6

Known Relatives: Fu Manchu, Fah lo Suee, Shang-Chi, Shang-Chi clone, Moving Shadow (descendents), M'Nai (step-relation...mmm...not really, but we'll keep it for completeness' sake)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Ancient China;
    the Artic;
    Fu Manchu's Space Station

First Appearance: Master of Kung Fu I#46 (his skull, November, 1976), Master of Kung Fu#48 (January, 1977)
1{Per lettori Italiani: Shang-Chi#36 (il suo teschio, Aprile 1978), Shang-Chi#38 (Giugno 1978)}

Powers/Abilities: Shaka Kharn was a legendary warrior, mastering the use of several ancient martial arts and weapons.

Shaka Kharn obeys to Fu-Manchu's ordersHistory: (Master of Kung Fu I#47 (fb) - BTS) - Many years in the past, Shaka Kharn was the greatest legendary warrior of the ancient China. At an unknown time he discovered how to produce the Elixir Vitae and used it to extend his life.

    Shaka Kharn was eventually killed. After his death his bones were scattered all across the globe.

(Master of Kung Fu I#55 (fb) BTS) - Fu Manchu had planned Shaka Kharn's resurrection for almost a decade

(Master of Kung Fu I#45) - Fu Manchu had his henchmen retrieve a giant oyster from the sea.

(Master of Kung Fu I#46 (fb)) - Fu Manchu had his henchmen explode the giant pearl in the giant oyster. In the fragments, Fu Manchu found the skull of Shaka Kharn.

(Master of Kung Fu I#47) - The skull of Shaka Kharn was reunited to the skeleton of his body, thanks to Fu Manchu.

(Master of Kung Fu I#48 -BTS) - Fu Manchu, using his knowledge in biology and cloning, revived Shaka-Kharn and donned him in his original armor. Shaka Kharn needed repeated bathing in the nourishing Elixir Vitae to sustain his new life.

(Master of Kung Fu I#48) - Shaka Kharn was presented by Fu Manchu to his followers. Shortly after, Shang-Chi and his fellows of the MI-6 entered Fu Manchu's Artic mountain base. Shaka Kharn confronted Shang-Chi.

(Master of Kung Fu I#49) - A sword duel followed and the first blood was Shaka's. Shaka Kharn pushed Shang-Chi over the border of a platform, and Shang-Chi fell down from a great height. Shaka Kharn believed him to be dead, but actually Shang hid in the Space Station.

(Master of Kung Fu I#50) - On Fu Manchu's Space Station in orbit around the moon, Shaka Kharn was starting his bath in the Elixir Vitae when he heard Fu Manchu's voice at the intercom and realized that his "father" was in danger. So he left the bath, well knowing that this would quickly lead him to the death. The legendary warrior first nearly slew Reston, then confronted Shang-Chi in another sword duel. Shang-Chi succeeded in lifting his mask only to see... Shaka Kharn's face had begun to decay! Probably weakened because of the missed bath, Shaka Kharn was wounded and eventually killed by Shang-Chi.
    Also wounded, Fu Manchu managed to flee from the Space Station.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy.

    I'm not sure if Shaka Kharn was cloned starting from Shang-Chi DNA, it's more plausible that Shang-Chi has some genes derived by Shaka-Kharn's DNA.
Master of Kung Fu#48 happens in the City at the Top of the World, in a mountain in the North Pole. A rocky mountains chain in the North Pole? Probably was the Northernmost part of Greenland, or Canada.

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Shaka Kharn has no known connections to

Shaka Kharn - full body, Master of Kung Fu I#49, cover
Shaka Kharn - head shot, Master of Kung Fu I#49, page 12, panel 1

Master of Kung Fu I#46 (November, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Master of Kung Fu I#48 (January, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Jack Abel & Pablo Marcos (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Master of Kung Fu I#49 (February, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
{Per i lettori Italiani: Shang-Chi#39 (Maggio 1978)}
Master of Kung Fu I#50 (March, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Paul Gulacy (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
{Per i lettori Italiani: Shang-Chi#40 (Giugno 1978)}

Last updated: 02/24/07

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