Real Name: Khadar
Identity/Class: Evolved/mutated lizard (belonging to the People); citizen of Savage Land United Tribes
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Aracht'yr, C'rel, X-Men;
formerly Brainchild and his Savage Land Mutates;
Enemies: Colonel Harry Butler, Dire
Whraits, Hauk'ka, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Savage Land Mutates, Sgt. Jim Whitmore;
formerly all humans;
Known Relatives: Unidentified children
Base of Operations: Savage Land, Antarctic;
formerly New Mexico
First Appearance: Ms. Marvel I#20 (September, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: Khadar was very strong (Class 25) even for a member of the People. His thick skin provided him with enhanced durability. He was a good hand-to-hand combatant and also used his tail as additional weapon during combat. His talons could rip metal.
History: (Ms. Marvel I#20 - BTS) -
Khadar was a Warrior-Prime among his brothers. He was respected and
well-known for his skill and strength in combat.
Khadar and other lizard warriors intervened to defend their territory against the tanks sent by the US Army in the New Mexico desert. They overpowered the soldiers, destroyed the tanks and captured Colonel Butler.
(Ms. Marvel I#20) - Few hours after the end of the battle, Khadar still hid in the debris of the battlefield when a policeman and a woman arrived on the scene. Khadar succeeded in capturing the policeman, Sgt. Whitmore, but had to fight with the woman, a warrior named Ms. Marvel. The battle was fierce and hard and Khadar found out that the woman was much stronger than the humans he met before. Eventually, surprisingly for the lizards, Khadar lost the fight. Ms. Marvel was captured by Heamon and taken to the lizards' subterran town.
Ms. Marvel defeated the Guardian, a giant serpent, and convinced Aracht'yr to let the human prisoners go free. The prisoners' memories were scrambled by Heamon's telepathic powers.
(Rom#9) - One of the prisoners was a Dire Wraith in disguise
who drove her sisters to the People's town.
The Wraiths slew the lizards but some of them hid and survived.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (fb) - BTS) - Khadar was among the survivors but his children had been killed.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1) - The surviving lizards became exiles. They learnt of the existence of the Savage Land where dinosaurs lived. Under C'rel's leadership they started a long journey to southern Argentina. There, they met the X-Men. Khadar didn't trust the humans but accepted to follow her leader, C'rel. The X-Men helped the lizards to cross the Drake Passage to reach the Savage Land.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2) - During the crossing, Brainchild caused an innatural cataclysm and forced the group to split in three groups. The third group of Lizards, including Khadar, were deceived by Brainchild, to be used in his war against the united tribes and the world. Meanwhile, C'rel and her group were accepted in the Savage Land by the Council of the United Tribes, whose members included evolved dinosaurs.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3) - Brainchild's rebel Saurian troops attacked, helped by Khadar. Khadar and his brothers rode a herd of T-Rex against the humans. The humans held back the attack helped by the X-Men. Khadar saw C'rel among the humans but believed she was a prisoner. Beast had to knock him out but C'rel and the X-Men convinced Khadar to cease fighting. Two of the splitted groups of lizards eventually reunited and Khadar and Delage shaked hands as a symbol of peace.
(X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4) - Later, Brainchild attacked again the United Tribes, flanked by his Mutates and an devolved Storm. Leash controlled the minds of Khadar, of the lizard People and of Saurians, preventing them to intervene, but eventually Sage succeded in knocking her down. Once free, the lizards led by Khadar attacked Brainchild's lair. Khadar, free from the mind-control, full of rage, was ready to slay all the Mutates and also the humans but Bishop stopped him. The Mutates were captured and finally the lizards of the People were accepted in the Savage Land.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks)
During the swift and cruel expansion of the Hauk'ka in Uncanny X-Men#456-459, Khadar was not seen but he probably was behind the scenes.
In Marvel Age Annual#1 a Lizardman resembling Khadar,
wrecked havoc in the Marvel Bullpen alongside a lot of other super-criminals.
This lizard was since then revealed as another lizardman.
From Wikipedia: "Khadar is a Somali name that means "Green Growth". It can also mean "one who hunts well". Khadar was one who fought very well, as Warrior-Prime. It's rather strange that a culture birthed only a few years ago knew and adopted terms of another language spoken so far away. Probably it only was a coincidence.
Khadar was seen in a Ms. Marvel ad in the back of Fantastic Four Annual#13 (1978) along with Mystique and 2 unidentified villains.
X-Treme X-Men image added by Markus Raymond
Profile by Spidermay.
Khadar has no known connections to any other character with a similad name.
Ms. Marvel#20, p11, pan1 (main image)
Ms. Marvel#20, p10, pan1 (head shot)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3, p18, pan3 (vs Beast)
Ms. Marvel I#20 (October, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Rom#9 (August, 1980) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (artist), Mary Jo Duffy (editor)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#1 (November, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer) - Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki & Larry Stucker (inks), Chris & Mike Garcia (colors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#2 (Dicember, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer) - Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Chris & Mike Garcia (colors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#3 (January, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer) - Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Danny Miki (inks), Arsia Rozegar (colors)
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land#4 (February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer) - Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Arsia Rozegar (inks), Chris & Mike Garcia (colors)
First Posted: 09/30/2007
Last updated: 07/05/2014
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