Classification: Pterosaur-like extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: Planet Kymel, Milky Way galaxy
Known Members: None identified
Affiliations: None identified
First Appearance: Power Pack I#26 (October, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: The Bandersnatch can (or could) fly (speeds and durations unrevealed). They could could project either an extension of their mandible (or maybe a tongue, though it seems to come from the jaw, not the mouth, in the one image we have) or spray a venom or a toxin; they could strike distances of perhaps 10', apparently penetrating flesh with each strike. It is unrevealed whether they injected a toxin or siphoned blood or life energies, or whether they simply physically wounded with the strike.
Traits: They were considered terrorists by the Kymellians, who they sought to slay and perhaps even feast upon. They were seen to hunt in flocks of at least seven.
Type: Bilaterally symmetric pterosaur-like beings
Eyes: Two (on head; solid yellow color seen)
Fingers: Two? (they had pincers near the end of each wing)
Skin color: Purple
Average height: Unrevealed; approximately 5' from head to toe, and perhaps 12' wingspan
(Power Pack I#26 (fb) - BTS) - Bandersnatch slew the Kymellian female Kareen, wife of mother of Yrik and mother of Kofi. With Yrik unable to help (in his nightmares he was bound by a series of hands coming from the ground, but that may have just been part of the nightmare), Kareen sacrificed herself protecting Kofi from the Bandersnatch.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove, and Bob Wiacek.
If the Bandersnatch were native to Kymel
(the original home planet of the Kymellians, until ret-conned otherwise), then
it is quite possible they were exterminated when that planet was destroyed by
the matter/anti-matter converter that led the Kymellians to relocate to the
artificial planet Kymellia.
Of course, since a significant population of Kymellians survived the destruction of their world, it is quite possible that some of the Bandersnatch survived, too. They don't seem like a race with any sort of advanced technology, but we really don't know much about them.
Yrik apparently long resented Kofi for costing Kareen her life.
Profile by Snood.
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Power Pack I#26, pg. 16, panel 4
Power Pack I#26 (October, 1986) - Louise Simonson (writer), Jon Bogdanove (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Last updated: 09/15/13
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