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)

Aliases: None

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.

(Starjammers 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.

In Black Goliath#5, Sharra is first referenced, in the context of Sharra’s Forge, the cruelest terrain on the cruelest of planets, Kirgar. The forege was named, “in bitter irony,” for the mother goddess of legend.
Derath ( ) later references Kirgar as “once the throneworld of a mighty empire which collapsed a million cycles ago...leaving all of its glorious cities to crumble into dust.”
     I believe that you're over thinking the connection between Sharra's Forge on the planet Kirgar and the Shi'ar goddess Sharra. For one thing, since the Kirgar empire is said to have collapsed so long ago, it seems likely that its civilization was gone even before the Shi'ar went into space to build their empire. If so, then there would be (almost) no chance that the Shi'ar goddess Sharra and the mother goddess worshipped by the people of Kirgar were the same deity.
    Furthermore, the story doesn't reveal WHO gave "Sharra's Forge" its name. If the Kirgar empire collapsed so long ago, then how would modern-day space explorers know what the native name for that terrain was? It's possible that some Shi'ar scout explored Kirgar and s/he named that area after Sharra. On the other hand, even if "Sharra" is the name of the mother goddess worshipped by the Kirgar natives, so what? Space is so vast, with billions and billions of inhabited planets, that it's inevitable that at least two planets would have inhabitants who worshipped different gods who just happened to have the same name (or, as you said, "perhaps it was all just strange coincidence.") There's probably an alien race out there somewhere who worship a god named "Thor" who is not blond...or male...or even humanoid.
    Of course, the real reason for this similarity is that this Black Goliath story was written by Chris Claremont, the creator of the Shi'ar (and their gods). And long-time readers of his work know that Mr. Claremont does sometimes reuse elements from his earlier stories in later tales.
--Donald Campbell
--And that’s the bottom line. Since Claremont wrote it, there PROBABLY is a connection. Connection seems to be the rule rather than the exception in comics. Your suggestions may well be the case and they definitely are comments-worthy for the profile, but we’ll probably never know the “truth.”

    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 timeline.
    Nonetheless, Per Degaton provided this information, courtesy of
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:

Profile by Snood.

No KNOWN connections to:

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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)
Chaos War#5

Last updated: 09/07/12

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