chimeradracula1 C'THUNDA

Real Name: C'Thunda

Identity/Class: Human (pre-Cataclysmic era) magic user;
    possible Atlantean

Occupation: Wizard

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Presumably Chthon (see comments);
    limited association with the Assemblage of Avatars (Akoos the Red Wizard, Thulsa Doom, Lady Linnea, Rotath, Sorrow, Teyanoga, Tuzun Thune, Lord Varnae (still human at the time), and Zhered-Na);
    those who utilized the Chimera may consider some affiliation, as would Death-Stalker (Phillip Sterling) for using his lenses

Enemies: Unidentified assassin

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    born and died in Atlantis

First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula I#26 (November, 1974)

Powers/Abilities: C'Thunda was a wizard of undefined magical powers. He also had an advanced knowledge of science.

    He could imbue certain objects with mystic powers, such as the ability to cause plagues and death on certain locations. He presumably did so by invoking other beings for power (exocentric magic).
Amongst such creations was the Chimera.

    His lenses were apparently of a more scientific design, but they may or may not have had mystical properties.

    He was able to continue to exist (at least periodically) on the Earthly plane after his body's death.

Height: Unrevealed (there is no frame of reference, but I would think he was relatively short, especially in his elderly state, perhaps 5'4")
Weight: Unrevealed (he looked somewhat frail, so perhaps 110 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (dark, perhaps brown)
Hair: White (balding) with white full beard; his hair was likely darker in his youth.


chimeradracula3 (Tomb of Dracula I#26 (fb) - BTS) <30, 000 years ago (see comments)> - C'Thunda was a mad wizard on the island of Atlantis; spurned for his wizardry by the Atlanteans, C'Thunda came to hate them as well.

(Daredevil I#128 (fb) - BTS) - C'Thunda forged a set of lenses designed to create a weapon great enough to destroy Atlantis.

    The lenses were stolen from C'Thunda and lost throughout time.

(Tomb of Dracula I#26 (fb)) - C'Thunda forged the Chimera (with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent) more than  from metals no longer known to man, and he endowed the statue with "the power of the cosmic eternal."

    C'Thunda used the Chimera to call upon the ancient gods to rain blackness and death onto the land of his birth.

    However, C'Thunda was slain by and unidentified assassin before the power could be invoked. His unidentified assassin stole the Chimera and fled into Atlantis' deepest caves.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Around 19,000 BC when conflicts broke out again among the four surviving Elder Gods -- Chthon, Gaea, Oshtur, and Set -- Agamotto summoned their representatives to Atlantis for the legendary Assemblage of Avatars. The summit was attended by all the greatest sorcerers of the ancient era, including  Zhered-Na with her apprentice Dakimh, as well as Akoos the Red Wizard, Lady Linnea, Rotath, Sorrow, Teyanoga, Tuzun Thune, Thulsa Doom, Lord Varnae (still human at the time), and the spirit of C'Thunda.

    However, very little was accomplished during the meeting, and Agamotto became frustrated with humanity's limitations.

(Daredevil I#128 - BTS) - The lenses were stolen in the modern era by Death-Stalker who made them part of a weapon he used against Daredevil. Daredevil eventually knocked the weapon from Death-Stalker's hands, and it fell to the ground and shattered.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, and Tom Palmer.

    Given his plague spell, it would seen most likely that he was an avatar for the Elder God Chthon.

    Circa 19, 500 - 18, 500 B.C. many of the Atlantean barbarians worshipped the Scorpion God; it's anyone's guess what gods C'Thunda might have called upon. Amongst the gods of the pre-Cataclysmic era are: Anu, Bishru, Black Shadow, Chthon, Crom, Erlik, Golgor, Great Scorpion, Holgar, Honan, Hotath, Jaquari, Ka, Kaa-U, Kulthas, Set, Syndra, Valka, Vramma, White Wolf, Zugthuu, Zukala

    I'm not sure when Atlantis was founded in the Marvel Universe. Prior to 20, 000 B.C., though this story would place it back as far as 28, 000 B.C., which is a at least few thousand years before other sources reference it. Perhaps there was a rise and fall of Atlantis, with an earlier society?
    It says the ISLAND of Atlantis, not the KINGDOM of Atlantis. The land mass would've existed long before even the first city called Atlantis and could easily have been inhabited by civilizations long since forgotten, and any civilization that existed on the island called Atlantis might be referred to as "Atlantis" by later generations (much like the American continents are called, well, the American continents in history prior to the development of that name). There have been plenty of human civilizations that lived and died in much shorter timespans than 10,000 years, and for all we know C'Thunda was an Eternal, a Deviant, a Spirit of Vengeance, a Blood, or something else entirely.
--Ronald Byrd

Profile by Snood.

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Tomb of Dracula I#26, p13, panel 2 (Chimera created by C'Thunda);
            panel 3 (C'Thunda's death)

Tomb of Dracula I#26-27 (November-December, 1974) - by Marv Wolfman (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#128 (December, 1975) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover#7: Magic Appendix (2009) - David Sexton (writer), Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Jeff Younquist & Jennifer Gruenwald (editors)

First posted: 07/28/2019 (it was originally a sub-profile within the Chimera, which was posted 06/04/20016)
Last updated: 07/28/2019

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