Real Name: Kal'ti
Identity/Class: Human (Wakandan)
Occupation: None revealed (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Gh'si, Gh'tan, Gorilla Man (Ken Hale), Human Robot (M-11), Derek Khanata, Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson), S.H.I.E.L.D., Venus (siren), Jimmy Woo
Enemies: None known
Known Relatives: Derek Khanata (cousin), two unidentified cousins (daughters of Derek Khanata), Zari (Derek's wife, cousin-in-law)
Base of Operations: The Valley of Joy, Africa; formerly Wakanda
First Appearance: Agents of Atlas I#2 (November, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: Kal'ti had no superhuman
abilities but was extremely knowledgeable in African history and
carried with her a Wakandan Research Module, which recorded audio and
video as well as displayed holographic imagery of whatever story was
being recorded. Due to her cousin being Derek Khanata, Kal'ti had ties
with the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
(Agents of Atlas I#2 (fb)) - After the Gorilla Man (Ken Hale) escaped
S.H.I.E.L.D. with the burned and elderly Jimmy Woo, Agent Derek Khanata
began an investigation into Hale's origins, starting first with sending
his cousin Kal'ti into the area where Hale had originally been
transformed into the Gorilla Man. Locating one of the tribal elders who
claimed to know everything about the Gorilla Man legend, Kal'ti spent
some time with him as the elder revealed the origins of the legend.
Learning that there had been many Gorilla Men throughout history and
that Hale had sought the Gorilla Man out to acquire immortality, Kal'ti
sent all information she learned back to Derek, who recorded Kal'ti's
communications in a Wakandan Research Module. After sending all
information she had acquired on Ken Hale's transformation into the
Gorilla Man, Kal'ti sent a communication letting Derek know that she
was going to stay and record more of the tribe's recent history, as she
found it fascinating how the tribe had once had such a violent past.
When she sent the communication to Derek, the two began chatting about
their family and the "exceptional missionary" Kal'ti was working with before the communication ended.
of Atlas I#2) - When Derek Khanata ultimately convinced the rejuvenated
Jimmy Woo to take him with his group of allies by claiming to know
where their former ally Venus was, Khanata ended up taking the group to
the African region where Gorilla Man was transformed and he reunited
with Kal'ti. Their reunion was cut short when Gorilla Man recognized
the area and demanded to know why Khanata thought Venus would be there.
Kal'ti answered by suggesting she show them herself, remarking that the
area had always been violent to outsiders and that Woo and his allies
would likely have attacked on sight in the past. Gorilla Man agreed
with the past of the area, admitting that he had once tried to return
to have his curse lifted but found the locals killing each other, and
Kal'ti suggested he look at the area now. Pushing back some brush,
Kal'ti revealed that Venus was among the locals, keeping them peaceful
and Venus thanked Kal'ti for bringing her old friends there.
(Agents of Atlas I#3 (fb) - BTS) - While Derek
Khanata sent a coded message to S.H.I.E.L.D., Kal'ti updated
S.H.I.E.L.D. on Woo and his friends' location.
(Agents of Atlas I#3) - Soon overhearing a
battle, Kal'ti, Venus and Derek Khanata ran towards the noise and found
Jimmy Woo, Gorilla Man and Marvel Boy reeling from a battle with a
Yellow Claw robot duplicate. Learning that Kal'ti had updated
S.H.I.E.L.D. on their location, Marvel Boy informed Woo and his friends
that they needed to leave. When Venus decided to join her old allies
against the Yellow Claw, she said her goodbyes to the Valley of Joy
tribes and Kal'ti said goodbye to Derek Khanata, asking him to be safe
in his travels.
Comments: Created by Jeff Parker, Leonard Kirk and Kris Justice.
It wasn't clear was Kal'ti's occupation was but she
was very knowledgeable about history and traveled, learning about
historical cultures. This suggests a possible occupation of historian
but she also mentioned that Venus was the "exceptional missionary" she
was working with so I suppose it's possible she could have just been a
very knowledgeable missionary as well...
Profile by Proto-Man.
Kal'ti has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p18, pan5 (Kal'ti-main image)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p4, pan1 (Kal'ti-kneeling)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p3, pan6 (Kal'ti headshot/recorded image)
Agents of Atlas I#3, p2, pan1 (Gh'si)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p20, pan2 (Gh'tan)
Agents of Atlas I#2 (November, 2006) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas I#3 (December, 2006) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Last updated: 11/01/17
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