Classification: Extradimensional energy-based race
Location/Base of Operations: Unidentified
location in the outer space of an unidentified dimension
Known Members: None identified
Enemies: Aero (Lei Ling), Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Melinda May, Powderkeg (Frank Skorina), Kevin Schumer, Siacong (Shan-K'ang), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Vision (Aarkus), Warbird
First Appearance: The Marvels II#11 (July,
Powers/Abilities: The Kaaragga are
energy-based beings that resemble twisted humanoids above the waist and
pure energy below the waist. Their humanoid portions had long, clawed
fingers that almost resembled animal-like paws and the entirety of
their forms constantly crackle with destructive energy.
They are capable of flying through space unaided, likely by using energy projection to propel them through the vacuum, and their energy is capable of razing and destroying entire planets.
Traits: The Kaaragga are attracted to progress
on other planets and hunger to raid and destroy that progress and the
entire civilizations that attract their attention.
Type: Bilaterally symmetrical energy beings
Eyes: Two (no visible irises)
Fingers: Three (plus an opposing thumb)
Skin color: Inapplicable (their energy forms are usually a very light blue, almost white color)
Average height: Variable
(The Marvels II#11 (fb) - BTS) - The alien Kaaragga existed within the outer space of another dimension adjacent to Earth and they constantly hungered to destroy any form of civilization and progress.
(The Marvels II#11 (fb)) - After Shan-K'ang, an extradimensional equivalent of "Mother Nature" on her home planet, helped her people prosper over a period of centuries, the Kaaragga, drawn by the planetary progress, eventually arrived at the planet, seeking to devour it. The Kaaragga mercilessly wiped out the entire planetary civilization while Shan-K'ang wept at her inability to fight back the invaders.
The Kaaragga eventually departed, and the civilization rebuilt, the survivors designing giant robotic defenders in case the Kaaragga ever returned. Ultimately, the Kaaragga did return and made quick work of the giant defenders, gloating that they could not be stopped. Again and again, the survivors rebuilt their civilization and again and again, the Kaaragga returned to destroy it, eventually destroying any and all survivors except for Shan-K'ang. Weeping again for all she had lost, Shan-K'ang pleaded with the Kaaragga, asking to know why her world was destroyed when it had harmed no one.
Appearing before Shan-K'ang, the Kaaragga laughed and replied that it was simply their nature to destroy worlds. Gloating that they had destroyed thousands of worlds and still hungered for more, the Kaaragga announced their plans to devour Shan-K'ang as well. Fleeing and shrinking herself out of the Kaaragga's view, Shan-K'ang dug into the interdimensional space between worlds, and the Kaaragga proved unable to locate her, promising to hunt forever until they found her.
Traveling through the interdimensional space, Shan-K'ang ultimately located the planet Earth and, worried that the Kaaragga would find her, she only emerged partway onto Earth, transforming herself into the new land and country of Siancong and sandwiching herself between existing nations. In an effort to hide herself further from the Kaaragga, Shan-K'ang copied the nearby nations' lands, weather patterns and even histories.
(The Marvels II#11) - When several Earth heroes
crossed an interdimensional doorway to Shan-K'ang's devastated original
planet, the enigmatic Threadneedle arranged for the heroes to be given
a comic book that explained Shan-K'ang's entire story fleeing the
Kaaragga and becoming the Earth nation of Siancong. After reading the
comic book and learning Shan-K'ang's origins, Threadneedle disappeared,
and the heroes noticed a bright spark of energy on the horizon. As the
spark got closer, the heroes realized the energy was the Kaaragga,
still searching the planet for Shan-K'ang. Witnessing the sheer size of
the Kaaragga as they approached, the heroes fled but were soon
telepathically contacted by Shan-K'ang herself, who agreed to reopen
the doorway back to Earth in exchange for not letting letting the
Kaaragga through the doorway and assisting in freeing her from her
transformation into Siancong. The heroes immediately agreed and
Shan-K'ang made the dimensional doorway reappear as the Kaaragga drew
(The Marvels II#12) - The Kaaragga neared the doorway
seconds after the heroes went through it, and the heroes put all of
their strength into closing the doorway before the Kaaragga could get
through. The heroes ultimately managed to seal the doorway as the
extradimensional planet they had just been on crumbled apart. The
Kaaragga furiously beat on the dimensional doors from the other side as
the heroes escaped up to ground level, and Shan-K'ang began drawing her
power back from the land itself to restore her full physical form. As
Siancong contracted in on itself, Threadneedle reappeared and ushered
Shan-K'ang away, reminding the heroes to remember their promise to not
let the Kaaragga through the dimensional gateway. Remarking on the old
saying that one should always leave something for a sequel,
Threadneedle commented that a sequel involving the Kaaragga's escape
was not a sequel the heroes wanted to be any part of.
Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek and Yildiray Cinar.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Kaaragga has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
The Marvels II#11, p13, pan4 (The Kaaragga, main image)
The Marvels II#11, p14, pan3 (The Kaaragga searching over a planet)
The Marvels II#11, p7, pan4 (The Kaaragga as they appeared in Marvel Comics)
The Marvels II#11 (July, 2022) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Yildiray Cinar (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Marvels II#12 (September, 2022) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Yildiray Cinar (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 03/02/2023
Last updated: 02/28/2023
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