khalf-pteron-standing.jpgKHALF

Real Name: Khalf

Identity/Class: Human variant/"Hidden race"/ Savage Land race (genetically-engineered race (Pterons))

Occupation: King of the Pterons

Group Membership: Pteron race

Affiliations: Pterons;
    formerly allied with Sep and Leanne, although he apparently intended to betray them all along

EnemiesAerians (including M'Dom Typ), Ka-Zar (Kevin, Lord Plunder), Leanne of Zarhan, Sep, Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna, Lady Plunder), Zabu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly
Athmeth, the Pteron caverns, Pangea, Savage Land, Antarcticakhalf-pteron-seated.jpg

First AppearanceKa-Zar the Savage#2 (May, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Like other Pterons, Khalf was a humanoid pterodactyl/pterosaur hybrid and could fly via wings extending from under his arms. 

    He possessed a sharp beak with sharp teeth, as well as claws on each of the three digits on his hands and feet, as well as a short tail.

    He had something of a pot-belly, perhaps indicating he was somewhat out of shape.

    He was comfortable with murder and treachery.

Height: Unrevealed; approximately 5'6"
Weight: Unrevealed; approximately 120 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: None

History
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Ka-Zar the Savage#2 (fb) - BTS) - Sep of the Aerians made an arrangement with Khalf, king of the Pterons, to have Leanne "kidnapped" and escorted to a remote part of Pangea so she could escape her puppet ruler role in Zarhan and so they could share a romance. 

    Khalf apparently bargained with Sep to betray the Aerians.

(
Ka-Zar the Savage#2 (fb) - BTS) - Pterons abducted Leanne, seemingly slaying Sep (who was brought to Athmeth along with Leanne).

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 - BTS) - M'Dom Typ, leader of the Aerians, learned of the Pterons' assault and Leanne's abduction; he convinced Ka-Zar and Shanna to aid in mounting a rescue mission.

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 - BTS) - With the location of an ancient Athmeth trip device having recently been discovered and detonator device constructed to activate it, Ka-Zar and Shanna sneaked into the secret back entrance of Athmeth.

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2) - From his throne within a large caven (and witnessed by Ka-Zar and Shanna), Khalf told his subordinates to prepare the pack animals and Leanne's retinue so they could leave within the hour, and to escort Leanne to her chamber.khalf-pteron-flying.jpg

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 - BTS) - Sending Shanna to set the trigger mechanism, Ka-Zar traveled to Leanne's chamber. khalf-pteron-dying.jpg

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Sep apparently met with Khalf and arranged to betray Leanne as well.

(Ka-Zar the Savage I#2) - Khalf, joined by Sep and several Pterons, interrupted Ka-Zar and Leanne, revealing that Sep had betrayed both the Aerians and Leanne in exchange for "a few paltry riches." 

    Further noting that he never would have allowed Leanne or Sep would to have left the cavern alive, Khalf ordered the Pteron guards to seize Ka-Zar and Shanna. 

    As Ka-Zar furiously attacked the Pterons, M'Dom Typ's forces alongside Zabu then rushed through Athmeth's main entrance, and a savage battle ensued. 

    Furious after learning of a budding romance between Ka-Zar and Leanne, Shanna slew Khalf, after which the destruct mechanism went off, and Athmeth began to collapse. 

    Prepared for this, the Aerians, Ka-Zar, Shanna, and Zabu all escaped, but most Pterons were trapped or crushed.




Comments: Created by Bruce Jones, Brent Anderson, and Carlos Garzon.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Khalf
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Ka-Zar the Savage#2, pg. 14, panel 1 (seated);
        pg. 18, panel 1 (standing);
        pg. 19, panel 4-5 (flying);
        pg. 20, panel 1 (slain by Shanna)


Appearances:
Ka-Zar the Savage#2 (May, 1981) - Bruce Jones (writer), Brent Anderson (penciler), Carlos Garzon (inker), Louise Jones (editor)


First posted: 07/19/2018
Last updated: 07/19/2018

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