SPIRIT BANNER OF TEMUJIN

Classification: Mystic artifact (11th-17th century to modern era)

Creator: Unidentified Mongols

User/Possessors: The Atlas Foundation (Mister Lao, Jimmy Woo/Woo Yen Jet, Temugin, Yellow Claw/Plan Chu, others)

First Appearance: Agents of Atlas I#1 (October, 2006)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Spirit Banner of Temujin was a mystic artifact that sat atop a flaming pyre from which only the true lineage of Genghis Khan could remove. The fire surrounding the Spirit Banner would burn all who touched it, even one of Khan lineage, but none could grasp or remove the Banner except a Khan.

History: (Agents of Atlas I#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Spirit Banner of Temujin was created on the plains of Mongolia using the hair of Genghis Khan's loyal horse. Once created, the Spirit Banner could only be held by the true descendants of Genghis Khan, as later chosen to be Jimmy Woo by the Yellow Claw.

(Agents of Atlas II#8 (fb) - BTS) - After the Yellow Claw's niece Suwan dove into Atlas Foundation work following Atlas losing track of her lover, Jimmy Woo, Suwan eventually came to command Atlas' Asian forces but the Yellow Claw refused to offer Suwan the Spirit Banner of Temujin due to her being a woman.

(Agents of Atlas I#1 (fb)) - When elderly S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo led a squad of problem agents into an Atlas Foundation headquarters, the agents found the Spirit Banner of Temujin behind a secret passage.

(Agents of Atlas I#2) - As the Spirit Banner of Temujin was alight on its pyre and surrounded by agents of the Atlas Foundation, the Yellow Claw viewed the rejuvenated Jimmy Woo on a video screen and noted that history had resumed its course and the Atlas Foundation was still strong.

(Agents of Atlas I#5 - BTS) - An image of the Spirit Banner of Temujin was seen when Jimmy Woo's ally, the Human Robot, displayed holographic images from the earlier, failed raid on the Atlas Foundation led by the elderly Jimmy Woo.

(Agents of Atlas I#6/Atlas I#2 (fb)) - When Jimmy Woo and his allies passed the Atlas Foundation's gauntlet and were met by the lung dragon Mister Lao, Lao led them to the Spirit Banner of Temujin and explained that only a true Khan, one chosen by the Yellow Claw, could possess the Spirit Banner. After hearing Atlas' history and his role as chosen successor to the Yellow Claw, Jimmy Woo surprisingly accepted the offer of leadership over the Atlas Foundation. To prove his lineage, Woo was then asked to step forward and receive the Spirit Banner of Temujin. At first, the Spirit Banner burned Woo at a touch, but he managed to grasp hold of the Spirit Banner, remove it from its pyre and hold it high, proving his Khan lineage and new leadership of the Atlas Foundation.

(Agents of Atlas II#2 - BTS) - Upon being summoned as a successor to Jimmy Woo's leadership within the Atlas Foundation, Temugin, the son of Mandarin, viewed the Spirit Banner of Temujin and accepted the Atlas Foundation as his destiny.

(Agents of Atlas II#4 - BTS) - While the Agents of Atlas' mind was telepathically linked to Captain America ("Bucky" Barnes)'s, the Agents witnessed one of the Marvel Boy's memories in which Temugin claiming that it was his destiny to carry the Spirit Banner of Temujin, which Temugin called "the Spirit Banner of Gengh--" before the memory flashed to a different memory.

(Agents of Atlas II#9 - BTS) - Upon learning that Suwan had once desired the Spirit Banner, Woo thought how Suwan probably would not have really wanted the Spirit Banner of Temujin, as it was extremely hot to the touch. When Woo remarked on that, Suwan, now called the Jade Claw, replied that she would be ready when the time came for her to possess the Banner. Realizing she now had an advantage over the Atlas Foundation, the Jade Claw ordered her servant to inform the Atlas Foundation that she would return Jimmy Woo in exchange for the Spirit Banner of Temujin. Despite not really caring about the Spirit Banner, Woo remarked that the Spirit Banner was part of what kept the Atlas Foundation together and refused the Jade Claw's deal.

(Agents of Atlas II#10 - BTS) - After the Jade Claw declared war on the Atlas Foundation, Temugin informed Jimmy Woo that the Jade Claw's Great Wall society would not stop until they had the Spirit Banner of Temujin.

(Atlas I#2 - BTS) - An image of Jimmy Woo grasping the flaming Spirit Banner appeared in the minds of the Agents of Atlas as the Uranian telepathically showed the modern-day 3-D Man memories of the Atlas Foundation's history.

Comments: Created by Jeff Parker, Leonard Kirk and Kris Justice.

The Spirit Banner of Temujin was also referred to as the Spirit Banner of Genghis Khan, Spirit Banner of the First Khan and simply, the Spirit Banner of the Khan.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Spirit Banner of Temujin should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p13, pan1 (Spirit Banner of Temujin-main image)
Agents of Atlas I#2, p13, pan3 (Spirit Banner surrounded by Atlas Foundation agents)
Atlas I#2, p6, splash page (Jimmy Woo accepting the Spirit Banner)


Appearances:
Agents of Atlas I#1 (October, 2006) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas I#2 (November, 2006) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas I#5 (February, 2007) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas I#6 (March, 2007) - Jeff Parker (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Kris Justice, Terry Pallot (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Agents of Atlas II#2 (May, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Jana Schirmer, Gabriel Hardman, Elizabeth Dismang Breitweiser (art), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)
Agents of Atlas II#4 (July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman, Clayton Henry (art), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)
Agents of Atlas II#9 (October, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Dan Panosian (art), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)
Agents of Atlas II#10 (November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman, Paul Rivoche (art), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)
Atlas I#2 (August, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Gabriel Hardman (art), Mark Paniccia (senior editor)


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Last Updated: 11/20/17

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