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Real Name: Thundra

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-10081) human mutate

Occupation: Royal consort to the Imperion (ruler) of Polemachus

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Arkon, the forces of Polemachus (Arkon's Grand Vizier and armies)

Enemies: Krona

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Lady Thundra" (nickname used by Arkon's Grand Vizier)

Base of Operations: Capitol city of Polemachus (of Earth-10081)

First Appearance: JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: The Thundra of Earth-10081 presumably possessed many, if not all the powers of her Earth-715 counterpart, including superhuman strength (able to lift 60 tons), superhuman durability, as well as peak level speed, stamina, agilty and reflexes. Trained for combat since the age of 8, Thundra was an expert at several forms of armed and unarmed combat, though her prefered weapon of choice was a chain of unknown make that she usually spun at great velocity to either shield herself from incoming projectiles or actively damage a target.

Height: 7'2"
Weight: 350 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red


(JLA/Avengers#1 (fb) - BTS) - The world of Polemachus was known for its long and bloody history, rife with strife and power struggles. That changed in recent times, in part after the noble warrior known as Arkon assumed the role of Imperion. Along with his consort Thundra, he ruled over the world from his palace in the capitol city of Polemachus.

(JLA/Avengers#1 - BTS)  - The outerdimensional Oan scientist Krona, driven mad by his desire to learn the origins of the universe, reached reality-10081 and began his systematic p quest for creatures who could help him learn more about the birth of creation. He destroyed everything he did not find useful as he made his way to Polemachus.

(JLA/Avengers#1) - Arkon awoke in his bedchambers, Thundra by his side, annoyed at the fact it was the Day of the Imperion (commemorating the date he ascended to the imperial throne). Hoping to sneak away unnoticed to spend the day in the hills hunting khef, he was spotted by Thundra who wondered where he was going. Already fully dressed for combat, Arkon revealed his plans to his lover, including going down to the cookroom for some wine, meat and cheese. He even invited her along, unless she had a "better idea." Trading knowing glances, the still naked Thundra nevertheless declined both offers and reminded Arkon of his duties as Imperion. Arkon considered her words, though he admitted he couldn't stand the idea of having to listen to "all those endless speeches" that were planned.

(JLA/Avengers#1 - BTS) - Just then, Krona (in his alternate form as a black energy cloud) appeared over Polemachus and caused massive panic. The appearance of the unknown entity was reported to the Grand Vizier who decided to clue in Arkon and his consort even as Krona was nearing the capitol city.

(JLA/Avengers#1) - Arkon was surprised to see his Vizier appear on the monitor in his bedchambers, telling him and Thundra of the situation and asking them to go out on their balcony to see the panicked masses. Quickly getting dressed, Thundra joined her man on the balcony overlooking the capitol. There, they saw Krona's gigantic ebon energy form billowing over the city. Krona immediately began probing the minds of all Polemachians, looking for anything that might be useful to him. The process caused Thundra considerable discomfort, though the equally pained Arkon was still able to dare the Oan to face him. Ignoring the Imperion, Krona concluded Polemachus and Earth-10081 were of no use to him. He casually destroyed the universe and continued on his quest.

(Avengers/JLA#4 - BTS) - Following Krona's defeat at the hands of the Avengers and the Justice League of America, the Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast) and the New God known as Metron claimed that almost all of the damage caused by Krona had been undone. Whether or not that means Earth-10081 and Polemachus have been restored remains to be seen.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek (writer) and George Pérez (pencils, inks).

With so very little known about the Thundra of Earth-10081's origins, we can but speculate how she came to be on Polemachus. Maybe she followed a path similar to "our" Thundra, or maybe she ended up on Arkon's world through some other adventure, plan or scheme. Either way, it's always nice to see lovers together, no matter what part of the omniverse you encounter them in.

That having said, some consider the Arkon and Thundra appearing in the opening pages of JLA/Avengers to actually be their Earth-616 counterparts. However, that seems somewhat unlikely as Busiek quite clearly states in his narration that Krona entered a seperate universe (later identified as Earth-10081) that he fully destroyed before moving on to eventually encounter the Grandmaster and starting the fun & games that in my book resulted in one of the best limited series of the early 00's.

Profile by Norvo.

Thundra of Earth-10081 should not be confused with

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JLA Avengers#1, p2, pan2 (main image)
JLA Avengers#1, p1, pan7 (closeup)

JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Pérez (pencils & inks), Tom Brevoort & Mike Carlin (editors)  
Avengers/JLA#4 (December, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Pérez (pencils & inks), Tom Brevoort & Mike Carlin (editors)  

Last updated: 08/07/14

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