MEKARA

Real Name: Mekara

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (possibly, see comments)

Occupation: Super Hero

Group Membership: Part of the composite monster Smasher (Aegis, Hi-Vo, Scragg, Slizzik)

Affiliations: Elsa Bloodstone, Gloria Clark, Damage Control, H.E.R.B.I.E., Deanna Kawade, Minouru Kawade, Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade), Pildorr the Plunderer, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Dum Dum Dugan, others);
formerly Fireclaw

Enemies: Animax (Blake Schiel), Awesome Android, Maximillian Frankenstein, Intelligencia (Leader/Sam Sterns, Mad Thinker/Julius, Mr. Sinister/Nathaniel Essex, M.O.D.O.K. 2.0), Lady Hellbender, Leviathon Mother, Leviathons, Mole Man (Harvey Elder), Poisons (Fin Fang Foom, Thanos, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The terraformed island of Mu

First Appearance: (Referenced, unnamed, unseen) Monsters Unleashed II#4 (April, 2017); (seen, named) Monsters Unleashed II#5 (May, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Mekara is a 40-foot tall robot woman who likely comes from an alien society of others like her, though it is possible she was just created by Kei Kawade and her backstory was given to her (see comments). Mekara possesses super-strength and a computer-like mind with access to many programs (including geospatial sensors and language databases). Mekara has access to many different weapon systems, including missiles, lasers, buzzsaws, and swords. Mekara is a component of the composite monster Smasher, which is at times assembled by Kei Kawade to battle larger threats. Mekara has lost some of her own strength when Kid Kaiju's confidence suffers.

Height: 40 feet
Weight: 90,000 lbs.
Eyes: Glowing red
Hair: None

History:
(Monsters Unleashed III#7 (fb) ) - After her creation at the hands of Kei Kawade, Mekara had memories of a home full of great assembly lines and factories, with bright welding torches shining in the night sky.

(Monsters Unleashed II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Kei Kawade, an Inhuman child who used the name Kid Kaiju and who had the power to draw monsters and summon them from anywhere in the universe, began drawing original monsters, but he never finished them.

(Monsters Unleashed II#5) - During a battle with the Leviathon Mother, Kei finished drawing several original monsters, bringing them to life, including Mekara, Fireclaw, Scragg, Hi-Vo, Aegis, and Slizzik. They battled the massive alien beast and Fireclaw was soon killed. Kei then turned the other five monsters into one giant composite monster, Smasher, and used it to defeat the alien. The five monsters soon accompanied Kei and his parents, Minouru and Deanna Kawade, and Elsa Bloodstone to the terraformed island Mu to live, where they would be under the supervision of S.H.I.E.LD. and Damage Control.

(Monsters Unleashed III#1) - Mekara and the others helped Kei defeat Animax in Salt Lake City. Back on Mu, they heard Gloria Clark of Damage Control scolding Kei. Later, Mekara encouraged Kei to go to school with his instructor H.E.R.B.I.E. before Leviathons under the control of the Mole Man attacked a tanker at the coast of Texas.

(Monsters Unleashed III#2) - During the fight with the Leviathons, Mekara lectured the others on coming with their own battle cries, but she was soon overwhelmed by the fight and asked Kei to help, but she realized that Kei and Elsa had been kidnapped by Mole Man. Soon, S.H.I.E.L.D. approached, determined to contain Mekara and her friends.

(Monsters Unleashed III#3) - Mekara encouraged her fellow monsters to be gentle with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, then they were shrunk down to small size by Pym Particles (by Dum Dum Dugan) and contained aboard the Helicarrier. Kei then summoned the smaller monsters to his location, where he was being held by the Intelligencia (with the Awesome Android).

(Monsters Unleashed III#4) - Mekara and the others provided counsel to Kei as the Intelligencia tried manipulating him. When Lady Hellbender and Elsa Bloodstone fought, the monsters were freed, and they attacked the villains despite their small size. Kei summoned Pildorr the Plunderer to aid as the fight resolved, then he restored his monsters to their giant size. He combined the monsters into Smasher, then rushed back to Monster Island to fight a composite Leviathon monster.

(Monsters Unleashed III#5) - Smasher defeated the composite monster, then Mekara and the others defeated the individual Leviathons. The monsters then joined Kei in defeating the Intelligencia. They later taunted Dum Dum Dugan for being small.

(Monsters Unleashed III#6) - Mekara and the other monsters helped stop a nuclear reactor from exploding in Japan, and focused on saving civilians.

(Monsters Unleashed III#7) - Mekara began wondering about her origins, and she told the others of her memories. The monsters were summoned by Kei and Elsa to the Savage Land to battle the Poison Fin Fang Foom from an alternate reality. When they were overwhelmed, Mekara got Elsa and Kei to safety, then Mekara admitted she felt her powers were weaker. The Poison Foom attacked Mekara, who told Kei and Elsa to run, but then dinosaurs distracted Foom.

(Monsters Unleashed III#8) - Kei summoned the real Fin Fang Foom to battle the Poison one, and soon he restored his monsters to full strength when his confidence returned. The Poison Foom was killed, and the monsters returned to Mu. Mekara began to realize she and the others were bound to Kei in ways he could never have suspected.

(Monsters Unleashed III#9) - As the other monsters complained about being bored, Mekara accessed subroutines in her mind to keep herself engaged, then she challenged Kei on seeing them as individuals instead of tools or toys for him to play with. Later, she saw Scragg and Kei return from a mission regarding giant bees, who had come to live on the island.

(Monsters Unleashed III#10) - Mekara was recharging herself when Kei rushed in, asking for help in a mission that would defy his parents' orders. Mekara refused, but Aegis gladly helped him.

(Monsters Unleashed III#11) - When Kei and Aegis returned, Mekara lectured Kei on respecting his parents. Mekara tried confiding in Kei about how important order was to her, but Kei was too distracted. When Lockjaw teleported on to the island, he suddenly teleported back to the Moon (which Mekara realized after checking her geospatial sensors), taking Kei and Mekara with him against their will. Karnak explained that a Technarch had arrived on the Moon that could potentially harm Earth. Accessing her language databases, Mekara tried interfacing with the Technarch, but ended up fighting it when Kei was at risk, but she soon realized that the Technarch was an infant, so she changed how she communicated with it, realizing it needed safety and direction. Mekara was stern with the infant and it reverted to an egg form. Back on Mu, Kei told Mekara he respected her, and she commended him on his efforts to treat the monsters as individuals, encouraging him to do so with Slizzik and Hi-Vo.

(Monsters Unleashed III#12) - Mekara saw Kei return from a mission, having found new ways to communicate with Slizzik and Hi-Vo.

(Venomized#3) - Kei summoned Mekara and the others to New York City to aid in a battle against the invading Poisons.

(Venomized#4) - Kei had Mekara and the others stand against the Poison Thanos.

(Venomized#5) - Mekara and the others saw Scragg fall before the Poison Thanos, though Scragg was later revived in a miniature form. As the battle ended, the monsters returned to Mu and began rebuilding their lives.

(Marvel Monsters II#1) - Kei summoned Mekara and the others to an island where they battled the monsters of Maximillian Frankenstein.

Comments: Created by Cullen Bunn and Adam Kubert.

Some of the details about Mekara were revealed initially in an interview by Cullen Bunn about the Monsters Unleashed event. Mekara speaks/talks/communicates with three words divided by slashes (much like the example just used). She has a rule-abiding personality, consistently encouraging Kei to listen to his parents. In some of her later appearances, Mekara wonders about her existence; she has memories of her home planet, but is unsure if they are real memories or part of her creation.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mekara has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Monsters Unleashed III#11, p12, pan1 (main)
Monsters Unleashed III#1, cover (face)
Monsters Unleashed III#7, p8, pan2 (memories of homeworld)


Appearances:
Monsters Unleashed II#4-5 (April-May, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#1-3 (June-July, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#4 (August, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon, Ramon Bachs (artists), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#5 (September, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Ramon Bachs (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#6 (October, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Andrea Broccardo (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#7-8 (December, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), David Baldeon (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#9 (January, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Francesco Gaston (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#10 (February, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Bachan (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#11 (March, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Alex Arizmendi (artist), Christina Harrigton (editor)
Monsters Unleashed III#12 (April, 2018) - Justin Jordan (writer), Alberto Alburquerque (artist), Christina Harrington (editor)
Venomized#3 (June, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomized#4 (June, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Kevin Libranda (penciler), Scott Hanna, Livesay (inkers), Devin Lewis (editor)
Venomized#5 (July, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Iban Coello (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Marvel Monsters II#1 (October, 2019) - Cullen Bunn (writer0), Scott Hepburn, James Stokoe, Nick Bradshaw, Becky Cloonan, Jacen Burrows, Clayton Crain, Eduard Petrovich, Gerardo Zaffino, Michael Allred, Stephanie Hans, Juan Jose Ryp, Superlop (artists), Jake Thomas (editor)


First Posted: 11/14/2020
Last updated: 11/14/2020

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