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Real Name: Kam'n'ehar

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Brood)

Occupation: Clan-master

Group Membership: His clan

Affiliations: Deathbird (Cal'syee Neramani-Summers), Haeg'rill, Skur'kll, T'Crilee

Enemies: Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair/Christopher Summers, Mam'selle Hepzibah, Raza Longknife), Lilandra Neramani, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), Charles Xavier

Known Relatives: None, possibly the Brood Imperiatrix

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the galaxy

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#157 (May, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Kam'n'ehar possessed all traits common to most Brood. He could fly using his insectoid wings and defend himself with his prehensile tail that included two poisonous stingers. As a clan-master Kam'n'ehar was a highly trained Brood military leader who commanded a clanship and numerous cadres of Brood warriors.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 8'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 350 lbs.)
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: Bald


(Uncanny X-Men I#155 (fb) - BTS) - Hoping to take out her sister Lilandra and establish herself as the ruler of the Shi'ar, Deathbird struck an alliance with clan-master Kam'n'ehar of the Brood. Lilandra was kidnapped and held aboard his ship, while the turncoat Shi'ar admiral Samedar convinced the military she was being held on Earth. Deathbird hoped this would lead to the Shi'ar military to either devastate or destroy the world and its heroes that had humiliated her on numerous occasions. Staying on board his clanship, Kam'n'ehar tasked Skur'kll and several other Brood warriors to accompany Deathbird on her mission to New York to ambush Lilandra's lover Charles Xavier and his X-Men. In the fight that followed, Charles Xavier was abducted.

(Uncanny X-Men I#156 - BTS) - With both Xavier and Lilandra imprisoned on his vessel, Kam'n'ehar was feeling confident when the Brood encountered the Starjammer in space. Ordering his sentient ship to gobble up the infamous starship, he ordered his shock troopers to board the craft.

(Uncanny X-Men I#156) - The X-Men and the Starjammers put up heavy resistance, causing massive damage to the clanship that writhed in pain. Clan-master Kamn'e'har ordered his second-in-command Haeg'rill to establish a zero gravity environment in the combat zone, figuring it would hamper their opponents' effectiveness.

(Uncanny X-Men I#156 - BTS) - Despite the anti-gravity countermeasures, the X-Men and the Starjammers tore a swath through the Brood troops while rescuing Lilandra and Xavier. The ship endured even greater trauma when the Starjammer blasted its way free from inside the clanship. The crippled craft was dead in space while the heroes sped to safety.

(Uncanny X-Men I#157) - In the aftermath of the X-Men's daring escape from his vessel, a furious Kam'n'ehar ordered Haeg'rill to bring Deathbird before him. The fierce Shi'ar managed to hold her own against a cadre of Brood warriors, even though they did succeed in delivering her to the clan-master. Kam'n'ehar shared his intense displeasure over their losses with the still defiant Deathbird who agreed to a temporary truce. Looking for ways to survive the Brood's impending wrath, Deathbird produced a data module containing detailed information on the X-Men's genetic structures. Kam'n'ehar was fascinated by the possibilities of their mutant nature. Realizing they would make excellent breeders for the Brood Mother, he agreed to allow Deathbird to capture the X-Men.

(Uncanny X-Men I#161 - BTS) - Biding her time until the X-Men could be caught off guard, Deathbird learned of a banquet thrown in their honor by Lilandra aboard her imperial flagship Z'reee Shar. Using her influence, Deathbird got Kam'n'ehar and his men on board while also planting a stasis bomb underneath the banquet hall's dining room table.

(Uncanny X-Men I#161) - In the middle of dinner, Deathbird startled the X-Men and set off the bomb, instantly knocking out both the mutants and Lilandra. Kam'n'ehar and his forces arrived to claim them, announcing that they would serve the Brood as host-forms for the spawn of their blessed ruler, the 'mother-of-us-all'.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, Bob Wiacek

It's not unthinkable Kam'n'ehar attended the implantation ceremony seen in Uncanny X-Men I#162, but those proceedings were shown as parts of Wolverine's hazy, befuddled memories so it's impossible to determine whether or not the clan-master was there as one of Logan's hallucinations.

Kam'n'ehar's final fate remains unrevealed. It's possible he survived the destruction of Sleazeworld and the numerous other tragedies that befell the Brood over the years. In one panel in Uncanny X-Men I#161 the clan-master's name is spelled 'Kam'n'éhàr', thought that might simply be to emphasize a difference in pronunciation.

This profile was completed 8/22/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Norvo.

Kam'n'ehar should not be confused with:

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Uncanny X-Men I#157, p9, pans4&5 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#157, p10, pan (threatening Deathbird)
Uncanny X-Men I#161, p21, pan5 (kidnapping the X-Men)

Uncanny X-Men I#156 (April, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#157 (May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones (editor)

Uncanny X-Men I#161 (September, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones (editor)

First Posted: 09/09/2021
Last updated: 09/07/2021

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