Sharra & K'ythri
Real Name: K'ythri, Sharra
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (alien gods)
Occupation: Gods of the Shi'ar empire; former warriors
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Worshipped by the Shi'ar and the people of Kirgar
Enemies: Presumably the Uncreated
Known Relatives: K'ythri (husband), Sharra (wife)
Base of Operations: M'Kraan Palace (exact location unrevealed)
First Appearance: (Mentioned) Black Goliath#5 (November, 1976); (in vision) Assault on New Olympus Prologue#1 (January, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. One might speculate superhuman powers, such as longevity, strength, durability, and energy-manipulative powers, but there abilities have never been described.
History: (Starjammers I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Shi'ar believe that Sharra and K'ythri created the universe.
I#1 (fb) - BTS / X-Man Annual 1997 (fb) - BTS) - Sharra and K'ythri were once
gods at war, but they were forced to marry each other. In marriage, they found
strength, and in that strength they found love.
(X-Man Annual 1997 (fb) - BTS) - Shi'ar legend states that the M'kraan Crystal was a gift presented to Ky'thri upon his wedding to Sharra, as a symbol of their union. As Sharra and Ky'thri were worshipped as gods by the Shi'ar the M'kraan Crystal became sacred for what it represented.
(Starjammers I#1 (fb) - BTS / X-Man Annual 1997 (fb) - BTS) - Emulating their gods, the Shi'ar chose not to merely conquer other planets, but to "marry" and absorb them, merging cultures instead of destroying them, turning conquered peoples into allies.
(Starjammers I#1 (fb) - BTS / Starjammers#4 (fb) - BTS) - These were often "shotgun weddings," forcibly conducted to make the Shi'ar stronger; the other culture/society was defeated and absorbed into the Shi'ar Imperium.
(Starjammers I#1 - BTS) - The Uncreated attacked the Shi'ar, seeking to either force them to recant their worship of Sharra and K'ythri or, failing that, to destroy them.
(Starjammers I#1 - BTS) - The Shi'ar armada following Lilandra's royal yacht sang hymns, hoping that Sharra and K'ythri would hear and close their protective wings over their people.
(X-Man Annual 1997 - BTS) - Jahf alerted Lilandra that some of the M'kraan Crystal's power was being siphoned to Earth. Though this would not harm the crystal, it did prove blasphemous, as the Crystal was to the Shi'ar a symbol of their faith, the union between Sharra and K'ythri. Lilandra sent Commander Kai'tra and High Priest Dar'bikk to gather a force to investigate this phenomenon. This proved to be the result of four natives of Earth-295 who had traveled to Earth-616 via the M'kraan Crystal. Nate Grey-295 ultimately shattered an M'kraan present within Holocaust-295. The energies released them formed a whirlwind which leeched the remaining M'kraan energies from the Dark Beast, Holocaust, and Nate Grey, after which they all returned to Earth-616.
(Team X 2000#1 - BTS) - Deathbird had bizarre dreams, which she believed to be visions sent by Sharra.
(Assault on New Olympus Prologue#1 (flash-forward)) - Hera had a prophetic vision of Mikaboshi slaying Sharra and K'ythri In the M'Kraan Palace. As Mikaboshi held aloft Sharra by the neck, she told K'ythri she was lost and he should flee; K'ythri lay upon the ground, wounded in the chest and possibly already dead. Mikaboshi the apparently fatally skewered Sharra.
(Chaos War#5 - BTS) - Hercules sacrificed his recently achieved virtual omnipotence to "restore the universe," presumably resurrecting all those slain by Mikaboshi...presumably including Sharra and K'ythri.
Comments: Comments: Created by Chris Claremont.
I can't believe this is all there is to
Sharra & K'ythri. But Googling both the net and my own hard drive doesn't come
up with anything else.
Let me know if I missed anything, and it can be added.
Sharra nor K'ythri are considered sacred to the Shi'ar, but this may only be due to legendary/heroic actions in the past. It is possible that they are mortals elevated to god-like status by legend, enhanced over time.
Few races seem to think the Shi'ar's marriage to be the harmonious merger that the Shi'ar describe. Many races are slaughtered, sometimes leaving few or no survivors.
In Team X 2000#1, Deathbird states that Sharra is a goddess (correct), as are all Shi'ar deities. The only other one we know of is K'ythri, who has been previously described as male. Perhaps the deities are androgynous? Or maybe Deathbird is just a whack-job.
I’m not 100% certain we know the prophecy of Hera from Assault on New Olympus Prologue#1actually happened, but seeing as how Mikaboshi was slaying alien gods before returning to Earth, I think it is a likely assumption.
I haven't indexed X-Men: The End yet, but
it's an alternate/potential future, meaning the events occurring there (even
those described in the past) do not definitively match events in Earth-616
Nonetheless, Per Degaton provided this information, courtesy of uncannyxmen.net
men.net/db/ race/showquestio n.asp?faq= 6&fldAuto= 26
X-Men The End - Book Three: Men & X-Men# 2 Lilandra explains that the Shi’ar are creatures of passion. That is why the entity Charles calls the Phoenix is one of their primal totems. She points towards giant statue of the Shi’ar gods. These are the Phoenix’s aspects in Shi’ar theology. Sharra: the fire of creation. K’ythri the absolute and final destruction. Kept separate and apart, they remain forever in balance. Combined, they well earn their title, “the end of all that is.”
Per Degaton speculates the origins of the names Sharra comes from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkover.
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Starjammers I#1, p2, panel 1 (statue)
p10 (alternate statue)
X-Men I#107 (October, 1977) - by Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Starjammers I#1-4 (October, 1995 - February, 1996) - by Warren Ellis (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Suzanna Gaffney (editor)
X-Man '97 (1997) - by Christopher Golden (writer), Ramon Bernado (artist), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Team X 2000#1 (February, 1999) - Sean Ruffner & A. Smithee (writer), Kevin Lau (penciler), Sean Parsons + Marlo Alquza + Cabin Boy (inkers), Ruben Diaz (editors)
Assault on New Olympus Prologue#1 (January, 2010) - Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (writers), Rodney Buchemi (art), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Nathan Cosby (associate editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Last updated: 09/07/12
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