Kaluu


Real Name: Kaluu

Classification: Magic Manipulator

Nationality: Kamar-Taj, Tibet, China

Place of Birth: Kamar-Taj, Tibet, China

Occupation: Businessman, black magician, Student of the mystic arts, would-be conqueror

Known Relatives: None

Affiliations: None

Extent of Education: Studied sorcery, first alongside Ancient One, then independently, eventually shifting his interests to the black arts.

Base of Operations: Mobile

Distinguishing Features: Formerly wore an eye-patch covering missing left eye, but it was magically restored.

Height:6'1"
Weight:175 pounds
Eyes:Grey
Intelligence:Genius
Strength:Normal
Speed:Normal
Stamina:Normal
Durability:Normal
Agility:Normal
Reflexes:Normal

Powers: The ability to tap this universe's infinite store of ambient magical energy and manipulate these to a variety of effects. A skill derived from three major sources: personal powers of the mind/soul/body, powers gained by tapping the universe's ambient magical energy and employing it for specific effects and finally, powers gained through the tapping of extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power existing in mystical dimensions tangential to his own. The latter means of power is usually gained by the recitation of incantations.

Kaluu is a formidable magician who uses black magic -- drawing his power from the life forces of others, and uses necromancy. Kaluu's 500 years of study (he is more than 500 years old) gave him a greater knowledge and mastery of the mystic arts, and especially the black arts, than almost anyone else on Earth.

Some of these effects include forming magical energy bolts with a high degree of potency and control. Erect energy shields or screens with a high degree of imperviousness to both physical and magical damage.

The art of astral projection, the mental ability to separate the astral self-the sheath of the soul, or life essence-from his physical self, and in this form traverse through space unbounded by physical laws but fully retaining human consciousness. The astral form is invisible, intangible, and incapable of being harmed except by the most rigorous of mystical means. The astral form only possesses those magical powers residing in the sorcerer's mind: thought casting, psychokinesis, etc. He has such mastery that he can remain in astral form for up to 24 hours and even more before there is corporeal deterioration of his physical form. The physical form is quite vulnerable to attack when the astral form is absent. If harm were to befall the physical form while in astral form, the astral form would be stranded in the wraith-like state. While the astral form is absent, the physical form remains in an inert death-like trance.

Thoughtcasting over short or vast distances in a manner virtually identical with telepathy. The entire Earth is within the reach of Kaluu's mind, providing he knew where to contact the specific mind he is seeking. He could simultaneously communicate with about a dozen minds at a time.

Utilizing local magical energy to teleport across the face of the Earth or into a mystical dimension (certain higher dimensions beyond height, width, depth, etc. where the physical laws can be based on magic rather than science). Oddly enough, teleportation within a dimension is more taxing than teleportation between dimensions. Such expenditure of energy leaves all sorcerers mystically debilitated for a varying length of time, making teleportation a dangerous and seldom used ability. Physical teleportation across time rather than space is the most power-draining feat of them all.

Kaluu has used the powerful spells and incantations of The Book of The Vishanti and the Darkhold alike. Invoking the names and aspects of various extra-dimensional objects and beings of power. Through these incantations the mage is able to call upon these extra-dimensional power sources for very specific effects without taxing the personal abilities.

Aside of the above mentioned manipulations he has been known to use such spells capable of opening dimensional gateways, levitating, creating life-like illusions, mesmerizing others, shape-shifiting, mental probes and the ability to link his mind with other mesmerizing magicians to use their psyche to cast his own spells.

Abilities: Kaluu is a master of various Asian martial arts, but he prefers not to engage in physical combat.

Paraphernalia: None he now owns himself. In the past he had access to both the Darkhold and The Book of The Vishanti.

History: Kaluu was born over 500 years ago in the mystic city of Kamar-Taj, a village in the area now known as Tibet, China. He was the childhood friend and fellow magic scholar with the man now known as the Ancient One. They explored the secrets of sorcery together, even learning the secrets of immortality.

The youth who would become the Ancient One wanted to use his magic to help the village, but Kaluu wanted to build a vast empire, and organized the men of Kamar-Taj into an army by magically controlling their minds. The youth attempted to warn the village, but Kaluu used his magic to incapacitate him, paralyzing him and setting him on public display. Kaluu began his conquests, and the youth called upon mystical forces while in his paralytic state, ultimately forcing Kaluu to retreat into the dimension of Cyttorak.

Kaluu continued his studies in the dimension of Raggador, and emerged centuries later to fight both the Ancient One and Dr. Strange, attempting to steal the Book of the Vishanti. Defeated he was hurled into suspended animation and his body banished into another dimension.

The forces unleashed in the battle between Strange and Urthona freed Kaluu from his imprisoment.

When he returned from exile he amassed a large fortune and formed an alliance with the embattled doctor Strange. He tutored him in the practice of black magic and alongside Strange he battled Shuma-Gorath and various other ancient evils. He also witnessed doctor Strange's defeat of Shuma-Gorath.

Kaluu, Strange, Rintrah, and Enitharmon the Weaver, returned to the Earth dimension where he casted a spell to remove the physical an astral pollution caused by using black magic from Strange.

Kaluu plans to live a quiet, enjoyable life, while living off money made from influencing the stock market.



All prominent characters appearing herein and the distinctive likeness thereof are trademarks of Marvel Comics and used without permission.
Kaluu created by Stan Lee, Denny O'Neil and Bill Everett.


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