Real Name: Kylus
Identity/Class:Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Occupation: King of the Aerie
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Cheiros, Nestor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Aerie;
First Appearance: Thor I Annual#12/2 (December, 1984)
Powers/Abilities: Kylus developed large wings that allowed him to fly, though it is unrevealed if that was from birth or if he was subjected to Terrigenesis. For years, he was the benevolent king of the Aerie, or Sky-Island, though he was an arrogant tyrant for years before that.
History: (Thor I Annual#12/2 (fb) – BTS) – Three thousand years ago, a large group of winged Inhumans had developed as an evolutionary line among the hidden society in Attilan. Seeing themselves as above their fellow Inhumans, the winged ones grew dissatisfied by feeling contained within the city.
(Thor I Annual#12/2) – Kylus approached King Nestor, representing the frustrations of the winged ones and Nestor agreed to allow them to build a city in the sky. In time, the winged ones finished the Aerie, a floating city, and they equipped it with anti-gravitic engines and rose above the city, kept in place by its connection to a stabilizing pylon. The winged Inhumans in the Aerie dumped garbage into Attilan below, fueling more fights between them and the wingless Inhumans, and in time, Kylus made plans to secede from Attilan altogether. When the bat-winged Cheiros voiced dissent and advised compassion, Kylus had Cheiros imprisoned. The Aerie announced its secession from Attilan then Kylus determined that all weakness must be purged from their ranks so he ordered all those in the Aerie who did not have white feathery wings to be put to death. Just as they were ready to put a bound Cheiros to death, King Nestor ordered the Aerie be cut free from its stabilizing pylon. For months, the Aerie drifted aimlessly around the planet, buffeted by sun and storms, and the winged Inhumans began to starve, having no farmland or livestock. They began hunting livestock on Earth to survive and were at times mistaken for the harpies of Greek legend. In time, the winged Inhumans cultivated land and used technology to add it to their floating city, keeping it adrift. In his later years, King Kylus became a wise ruler but he eventually died and was mourned.
Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Rich Howell, and Sam de la Rosa.
Profile by Chadman.
Kylus has no known connections to:
(Thor I Annual#12/2 (fb) – BTS) – Three thousand years ago, the reptilian Inhuman Nestor became king. In time, the winged Inhumans in Attilan grew arrogant and discontent with their place in the city.
(Thor I Annual#12/2) – Kylus, representing the winged Inhumans, demanded that his people no longer be forced to live on the ground and King Nestor agreed to let them build a city that would float above Attilan but remain part of the populace. After the city, called the Aerie, was completed, it was launched into the sky with anti-gravitic engines but kept stable with a pylon connecting it to Attilan. After conflicts with the Aerie escalated, Kylus announced his people were seceding from the Inhumans and Nestor had the pylon destroyed, sending the Aerie to float through the atmosphere of Earth, cut off from Attilan.
--Thor I Annual#12/2 (12/2 (fb) - BTS, 12/2
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Thor Annual I#12, p39, pan1 (main)
Thor Annual I#12, p38, pan2 (Kylus, face)
Thor Annual I#12/2, p38, pan4 (King Nestor)
Thor Annual I#12/2 (December, 1984) - Peter Gillis (writer), Rich Howell (penciler), Sam de la Rosa (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
First Posted: 06/19/2020
Last updated: 06/19/2020
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