Real Name: Kaminari

Identity/Class: Japanese goddess

Occupation: Goddess of thunder

Group Membership: The Kami

Affiliations: Gods of Olympus

Enemies: Chaos King (Amatsu-Mikaboshi)

Known Relatives: Kamikazi (sister)

Aliases: Thunder queen

Base of Operations: Ama

First Appearance: Ares#5 (July, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Kaminari possesses the conventional abilities of the Kami, including superhuman strength invulnerability to harm, longevity and limited experience in the mystical arts. She also possesses the ability to control weather, including storms, thunder, and lightning.

History: (Myth) - Kaminari is a member of an extradimensional race of beings known as the Kami who were worshipped as gods by the ancient people of modern Japan. It is unknown as to her exact location in the family tree of the Japanese gods, but it is known she is sister of the wind-goddess, Kamikazi, who created winds powerful enough to blow away enemies of the gods.

(Ares#5) - Kaminari joined the other gods of Japan in journeying to the aid of the gods of Olympus, who were sieging the lands of the demon Mikaboshi, and believed that their aid had been requested due to the manipulations of Inari. The combined forces of the gods ultimately prevailed over the demons.

(Chaos War#3) - Bishamon fought the Chaos King and his alien god army when the Chaos King attacked the Kami. He seemingly fell in battle.

Comments: Adapted by Michael Avon Oeming, Travel Foreman and Derek Fridolfs.

Kaminari's sister, Kamikazi, later lent her name to "kamikaze," suicidal Japanese air pilots who gave their lives in war against enemies of Japan.

by Will U and Prime Eternal

Kaminari should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Ares#5, page 4, panel 5 (not counting ads)

Ares#5 (July, 2006) - Michael Avon Oeming (writer), Travel Foreman (penciler), Derek Fridolfs (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Chaos War#3 (January, 2011) - Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (writers), Khoi Pham (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)

Last updated: 06/18/16

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