Real Name: A'Charr
composite being (extraterrestrial (see comments) & normal human)
Occupation: Destroyer, mass murderer
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Jonathan & Julia (last names unrevealed), their father (name unrevealed), Rune, Rune's
race (see comments), many other victims
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: A'Charr the Scarred God
Base of Operations: Africa, Earth-93060;
formerly the moon orbiting Rune's homeworld and interstellar space
First Appearance: Rune: Hearts of Darkness#1/2
Powers/Abilities: A'Charr is a murderous and
psychopathic extraterrestrial with superhuman durability and strength.
He can discharge short range energy bursts from his hands that vary in
intensity, having concussive force, intense heat or tearing apart a
human body. His arms and chest are covered in organic, quickly
replicating black thorn-like barbs that can be expelled on mental
command as knife-like projectiles. After seeming death, the right half
of A'Charr's body was connected to a human host, weakening him
slightly, but his strength returned the more his will gained control.
He is merciless and brutal.
(by approximation, excluding horns)
Eyes: Red/yellow glare
Hair: Brown (left human side only)
(Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2 (fb) - BTS) - Thousands
of years ago, considering the fellow members of his race weak, A'Charr
slayed all except Rune, who fled and escaped. A'Charr's zeal for
killing continued as he destroyed thousands of worlds. Eventually
reaching Earth, A'Charr was blocked by a lone fighter of evil beings
who used dark magic to imprison the alien, but resulted in the
(Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2 (fb)) - The defender's
son Jonathan secretly discovered his father's study, learned his craft
and followed him on a mission into Africai. Finding his father's crystallized
corpse, Jonathan inadvertently released A'Charr, who cleaved the lad
with a blast just as Jonathan cast a spell that also cut the alien in
two. Wishing to see his sister Julia again and thinking he could
control the seeming corpse of the monster, Jonathan dragged his body
and used profane tools and magic to combine his body with A'Charr's,
but A'Charr's consciousness had survived and took over.
Hearts of Darkness#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Now fused with a human, A'Charr the
Scarred God wandered and came across a village in the Anansi Kingdom
ruled by Rune. A'Charr intensely incinerated
(Rune: Hearts of Darkness#1/2) - The villagers' remains were
found by Julia and Rune, who were then confronted by A'Charr.
(Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2) - Briefly having the upper hand, Rune used one of his Star Stones
(containing a neuromancer's soul) to determine what had caused
A'Charr's changed form. But A'Charr recovered and blasted Rune,
intending to kill him.
(Rune: Hearts of Darkness#3/2) - Julia pleaded with the
creature's side that was Jonathan, hoping that he could control A'Charr's
violence. Having distracted the Scarred God, Julia began casting a dark
spell that paralyzed A'Charr. Rune, refusing to let his foe escape,
captured A'Charr (but with it also Jonathan) in a Star Stone, eliminating the threat.
Comments: Created by uncredited Wizard magazine reader (see comments). Expanded by James Felder & Pander Brothers.
It's unrevealed how he traveled to thousands of
worlds (the number is possibly an exaggeration), but it may be by
teleportation portals, similar to what Rune used.
It has been suggested that Rune's race is Darkurian (which come from the Wold, a magic realm in the Ultraverse). This Darkurian connection seems unlikely as A'Charr and Rune stated that Rune was the only survivor of A'Charr's decimation of Rune's race, yet other Darkurians exist in the Ultraverse (such as Meathook and Outrage). Nevertheless, Darkurian physiology seems to merge easily with human, as already shown in Requiem's case and escapees are likely in comic stories.
The character A'Charr was the winner of the Wizard Create-A-Villain Contest. I
can't find the name of the original creator, just those who expanded the
A'Charr in the Ultraverse.
Rune: Hearts of Darkness was like a flipbook, with the A'Charr story featured in the section labeled as Rune (which would've effectively been volume 3). However, each issue was indexed as Rune: Hearts of Darkness.
In issue #3, A'Charr was mistakenly referred to as
the "Sacred God" instead of the "Scarred God".
Profile by Grendel Prime.
A'Charr has no known connections to:
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#1/2, p6 (main image)
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2, p3, pan1 (Jonathan)
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#3/2, p4 pan2 (merged headshot)
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#1/2 (September, 1996) - James Felder (writer), Pander Brothers (pencils & inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2 (October, 1996) - James Felder (writer), Pander Brothers (pencils & inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Rune: Hearts of Darkness#2/2 (November, 1996) - James Felder (writer), Pander Brothers (pencils & inks), Phil Crain (editor)
First posted: 01/13/2021
Last updated: 01/13/2021
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