Real Name: Attukar
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Homo mermani/Atlantean)
Group Membership: Chasm People/Skarka tribe
formerly Swift Tide (Captain Kharsa, Garanna the Breaker, the Mountain, Sweet Mercy, Sycorax)
Enemies: Black Tide (Captain Kharsa, Garanna the Breaker, the Mountain, Sweet Mercy, Sycorax);
presumably Rorak (see comments)
Known Relatives:Attuma (son), unidentified wife, Andromeda Attumasen (granddaughter)
Base of Operations: Orreki Reefs
First Appearance: King in Black: Namor#1 (February, 2021)
Powers/Abilities: Attukar is a blue-skinned Atlantean, able to breathe underwater. A trained warrior and politician, Attukar has access to the armies and resources of the Skarka tribe.
Height: Unrevealed (6'5"; by approximation)
Weight: Unreaveled (380 lbs.; by approximation)
(King in Black: Namor#4 (fb) - BTS) - Attukar, the king of the Chasm People (also called the Skarka Tribe), saw his wife die in childbirth as his son, Attuma, was born while his people were enslaved.
(King in Black: Namor#1 (fb) - BTS) - After several tough years (see comments), Attukar saw Atlantis approach with a treaty, seeking to colonize the Skarka.
(King in Black: Namor#1 (fb) ) - In the Orreki Reefs, where the Skarka people were staying, Chief Attukar hosted a celebration welcoming the heroic Swift Tide, and a delegation of Atlanteans, including Namor, Dorma, and Krang, attended, along with Attukar's aids, including his wizard Syzandias. As Attukar showed off a great sea dragon, a symbol of power among his people, a group of Skarka rebels attacked, opposing the Atlantean delegations. The Swift Tide and the others held off the rebels, then they told Attukar that there was news of the artifact, the Unforgotten Stone. Attukar revealed the news of the artifact to his people, then chose to send Attuma with the Swift Tide to find the Stone.
(King in Black: Namor#4 (fb) - BTS) - Corrupted by the power of the Unforgotten Stone, the Swift Tide, now calling themselves the Black Tide, returned to the Orreki Reefs and began slaughtering civilians. Attukar tried to get his people to safety, but he was killed.
Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey, and Jonas Scharf.
In Fear Itself: The Worthy#6, we learn of a time when the Skarka were enslaved by Rorak and his people, and a prophecy was given about Attuma rising to power. We can presume that Attukar was around during this time, which seems to take place before the events of King in Black: Namor.
This profile was completed 5/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Chadman.
Attukar has no known connections to any other "Attukar" characters.
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King in Black: Namor#1, p10, pan1-2 (main)
King in Black: Namor#1, p20, pan4 (face)
King in Black: Namor#1 (February, 2021) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Ben Dewey (penciler), Jonas Scharf (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
King in Black: Namor#4 (April, 2021) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Ben Dewey (penciler), Jonas Scharf (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/29/2021
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