Real Name: Ronga

Identity/Class: Human Atlantean

Occupation: Warlord in Atlantean military

Group Membership: Atlantean military

Affiliations: Hulk (Banner); Sub-Mariner; Tornaga; Wazira

Enemies: Black Panther; Jarkanga; Umu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Atlantis

First Appearance: Defenders I#84 (June, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Like all Atlanteans, Warlord can breathe underwater and swim quickly. He has Atlantean military training.

History: (Defenders I#84 (fb) - BTS) – Liberally applying the rules of Prince Namor’s commands to Atlantean military, Warlord Ronga made contacts with smugglers from Wakanda and began importing Wakandan technology into Atlantis.

(Defenders I#84) – During one trade on Kiber Island, Black Panther intervened, capturing some of the Atlanteans and his own smugglers, including Wazira. Despite the recommendations of his aides Jarkanga and Umu, Black Panther used an Atlantean craft to approach Ronga’s warship, where he was captured and returned to Atlantis. Sub-Mariner had been informed of the operation by Vashti and Tornaga. Sub-Mariner and Black Panther came to blows and Wakanda and Atlantis almost started a war. Before they made peace, Kiber Island was destroyed.

(Defenders I#85) – Ronga transported Sub-Mariner in retrieving the Hulk. They then returned the Hulk to New York City.

Comments: Created by Ed Hannigan, Don Perlin, and Tex Blaisdell.

Profile by Chadman.

Ronga has no known connections to any characters not mentioned in this profile.


(Defenders I#84) – Jarkanga accompanied Black Panther and a group of Wakandan military in taking down a group of smugglers and Atlantean buyers on Kiber Island. When Black Panther pursued the Atlanteans, Jarkanga called Umu, back in Wakanda, for help.

--Defenders I#84


(Defenders I#84) – Tornaga advised Sub-Mariner, with Vashti, about the interpretation of some of his edicts. Tornaga then made sure Hulk, as Bruce Banner, was still secure in his room.

--Defenders I#84


(Defenders I#84) – Umu received a call from Jarkanga, of the Wakandan military, informing him the Black Panther was pursuing the Atlantean military after an attack. Umu called Black Panther, concerned.

--Defenders I#84


(Defenders I#84 (fb) – BTS) – Wazira and his group of Wakandan smugglers began selling Wakandan technology for money to the Atlantean military. After a few trades, one of the smugglers was captured by Black Panther’s men, causing Wazira and the others to be nervous.

(Defenders I#84) – Wazira delivered more stolen goods to the Atlanteans, letting them know this would have to be their last shipment. Black Panther then attacked, knocking Wazira out.

--Defenders I#84 (Defenders I#84 (fb) – BTS, 84

Defenders I#85, p6, pan4
Defenders I#84, p5, pan6 (Warship)

p4, pan4 (Jarkanga)
p6, pan1 (Tornaga)
p5, pan4 (Umu)
p3, pan5 (Wazira)

Other Appearances:
Defenders I#84 (June, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Tex Blaisdell (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#85 (July, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Milgrom (editor)

Last updated: 11/12/06

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