Real Name: Kurani
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Dewoz, Gorgon, Jolen, Mala, Nahrees
Enemies: Doctor Cartwright, Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Thing), Office of National Emergency
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Attilan
First Appearance: Silent War#1 (March, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: Kurani, after passing through the Terrigen Mists, developed the ability to project convincing illusions.
(Silent War#1 (fb) – BTS) - In response to American possession of the Terrigen Crystals, Gorgon led Kurani, Nahrees, and Jolen in an assault on New York City. They posed as immigrants from Eastern Europe and checked into a hotel, where they planned their assault of the following week. Jolen chose a televised charity broadcast of the Tempest for their strike, and secretly grew vines beneath the theater during the day in preparation.
(Silent War#1) - Kurani disguised the four of them as they infiltrated the production, then Jolen restrained the entire crowd with a grouping of vines. While Nahrees electrically controlled the cameras, Gorgon threatened that war would be waged until the Crystals were returned. A few in the crowd began heckling them, so Gorgon ordered Jolen to silence them. Jolen did so by killing several of them, even popping the head off of one with the vines, an act that infuriated Gorgon who swore that Jolen would be held accountable for the deaths. Kurani reestablished their disguises and the four of them planned to depart peacefully, but they were stopped by the Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, Thing). Gorgon tried to dissuade them from fighting, but a fight was imminent. Jolen restrained the Thing with vines. Gorgon knocked the heroes down, then the Human Torch started Jolen’s plants on fire until Nahrees knocked Human Torch out of the air with an electric blast. Invisible Woman held Nahrees in a forcefield while Mister Fantastic restrained Gorgon, who encouraged Kurani to run. Kurani cast an illusion of a large monster in front of Thing, who wasn’t phased and Kurani chose to surrender. Human Torch then knocked out Jolen. All four Inhumans were turned over to the Office of National Emergency (O*N*E) for containment.
(Silent War#5) - The four captives were freed by Dewoz and Mala the Diviner, and Gorgon (who’d been mutated by further exposure to the Terrigen Mists) ordered them to help him liberate the Crystals, despite Jolen’s protests. They took the Crystals from Doctor Cartwright, who had been exposed to the Crystals and was dying, though they were suspicious of his motives. The captives and Crystals retrieved, the Inhumans returned to the moon.
Comments: Created by David Hine and Frazer Irving.
Profile by Chadman.
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Silent War#1, p2, pan6 (main)
p12, pan4 (using powers)
p2, pan4 (civilian disguise)
Silent War I#1 (March, 2007) - David Hine (writer), Frazer Irving (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Silent War I#5 (July, 2007) - David Hine (writer), Frazer Irving (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Last updated: 07/11/07
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