Real Name: Kai'tra
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Shi'ar)
Occupation: Military commander
Group Membership: Shi'ar Elite
Affiliations: Dar'bikk, Lilandra Neramani, briefly Sugar Man (Earth-295)
Enemies: Dark Beast (Earth-295), Nemesis (Earth-295), briefly Nate Gray (Earth-295)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
Shi'ar space, notably on the Shi'ar Royal Cruiser Wingspan;
First Appearance: X-Man '97 (1997)
Powers/Abilities: Kai'tra has the same strengths and weaknesses as other Shi'ar. She is a loyal soldier and trained to be part of an elite fighting force. She is a capable leader and tenacious in completing her tasks.
(X-Man '97) - Hearing that the sacred M'Kraan Crystal's energy was being siphoned to Earth, Shi'ar Majestrix Lilandra dispatched Kai'tra and Dar'bikk to investigate.
(X-Man '97 (fb) - BTS) - Kai'tra and Dar'bikk discovered that there was still residual energy in Earth-295 refugees Nate Gray, Nemesis (actually holding a small shard of the crystal inside him), Dark Beast and Sugar Man. They first encountered Sugar Man, who voluntarily surrendered the residual energy in him, then feigned an alliance and helped the Shi'ar develop weapons to counter the abilities of the other three.
(X-Man '97) - Kai'tra found Nemesis and Dark Beast, and used specially designed weapons to overpower them, then Nate Grey. The three were imprisoned on the Shi'ar Royal Cruiser Wingspan for transport back to Shi'ar space; however, the prisoners managed to escape. Under the watchful eye of Dar'bikk, Kai'tra led her soldiers to recapture the former prisoners, although Dark Beast and Nemesis were able to teleport away using Shi'ar technology during the ensuing battle. Soon after, with explanations made and Lilandra's holographic intervention, Kai'tra watched as Nate Grey was teleported back to Earth and voiced her newfound respect for him. Realizing Sugar Man's duplicitous nature, she ordered that the villain be taken back where came from, ignoring his protests.
Comments: Created by Christopher Golden (writer) and Ramon Bernado (art).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Kai'tra name has no known connections to:
The high priest Dar'bikk, a devout believer in the sanctity of the M'Kraan Crystal, was dispatched alongside Kai'tra to Earth to investigate problems with the M'Kraan Crystal. With help from Sugar Man, he confronted Nate Grey, Nemesis and Dark Beast, outlining his intention to extract their residual Crystal energy at any cost. He watched the prisoners fight his fellow Shi'ar before allowing Nate Grey to be teleported back to Earth.
X-Man '97, p6, pan5 (main image)
p11, pan1 (headshot)
p16, pan2 (Dar'bikk)
X-Man '97 (1997) - Christopher Golden (writer), Ramon Bernado (art), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Last updated: 05/07/13
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