Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: Alphaclan (Fog, Gravitas, Shamgar, Vandalo, "Vængir," Wraith)
Enemies: New Warriors (Blackwing/Barnell Bohusk, Decibel/Jonothan Starsmore, Night Thrasher/Donyell Taylor, Ripcord/Miranda Leevald, Skybolt/Vin Stewart, Phaser/Christian Cord, Tempest/Angel Salvatore, Wondra/Jubilation Lee), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Kilamanajaro possessed an unspecified degree of superhuman strength, and, presumably, durability. He may have been able to increase his whole body or individual parts in size (see comments).
Height: 7'4" (speculative; variable?)
Weight: 500 lbs. (estimated; variable?)
History: (New Warriors IV#9 (fb) - BTS) - Kilamanajaro was a member of Alphaclan, a team that was in the number twelve spot on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted list. Eventually, they encountered the New Warriors, and either a battle ensued, or the New Warriors had only recently finished another, earlier battle (see comments).
(New Warriors IV#9) - The two teams faced off, and the Alphaclan moved forward menacingly. The New Warriors distracted Alphaclan with a giant illusion of the Warrior Decibel, and battle commenced.
Striking the ground, Wondra caused a shockwave that left the Alphaclan stumbling, then punched Kilamanajaro to the ground. He recovered in seconds, and caught Wondra's next punch in his huge hand, then countered with a fist to Wondra's jaw, stunning her.
The rest of Alphaclan similarly rallied and were gaining the upper hand when the Warriors unexpectedly turned insubstantial, a trick engineered by Warriors' leader Night Thrasher using phasing technology built into his teammates' armors.
Seizing the opportunity while Alphaclan were distracted, Decibel emitted a sonic scream that incapacitated all the villains.
(New Warriors IV#9 - BTS) - The defeated Alphaclan were left for the authorities.
(New Warriors IV#9) - The TV news that evening reported Alphaclan's capture.
Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler) and Juan Vlasco (inker).
Alphaclan are very obviously homages to
None of them were individually identified in their single appearance, but Kevin Grevioux posted Paco Medina's designs for six of them on Twitter, and those included the original names; one member remains without an official name, and he (Vængir) has been given an unofficial placeholder name for the time being.
Kilamanajaro is based on Meteor Man of the Galaxy Trio. Like Meteor Man, Kilamanajaro might have been able to change size - certainly, he appears to be smaller once he is defeated. His name is presumably derived from Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa; there's varying theories as to what the mountain's name means/where it derives from, but some of them suggest it might mean the "white mountain," referring to the fact that it is always visibly topped with snow, which would fit well with the gigantic Alphaclan member's white head of hair.
Big thanks to MarvellousLuke for cleaning up the design sheets by Paco Medina taken from Kevin Grevioux's Twitter account and turning them into great new main images for the Alphaclan profiles.
Profile by Loki.
Kilamanajaro has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Kilamanjaro sketch (main)
New Warriors IV#9, p2, pan1 (with group)
New Warriors IV#9, p1, pan4 (second image, showing scale next to teammates)
New Warriors IV#9, p9, pan4 (defeated - and is it just me or does he look a lot less muscled and closer in size to his red-suited teammate now?)
Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #2 cover (Meteor Man)
New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
First Posted: 05/14/2016
Last updated: 05/16/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
Special thanks to www.g-mart.com
for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Back to Characters