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Arakko was a sister entity of Krakoa. Both were once part of Okkara, a sentient island that existed in the South Pacific. Several thousands years prior to the Modern Age, Okkara was attacked by an enemy wielding a twilight sword and was split into two creatures, Krakoa and Arakko. Apocalypse arrived with his First Horsemen and sealed away the enemy; however, both Arakko and the Horsemen had to be sealed away with them, leaving Krakoa feeling mournful and lonely.[4] It was later revealed that Genesis decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and lead the remaining mutants to Amenth with Arakko to hold of the Daemons, while Apocalypse remained on Earth to become stronger.[2]

Arakko and its mutant population ended up on the dimension of Amenth, a dark dimension filled with various Daemons. Once there, one tenth of the Arakki mutants fled into the wasteland, overwhelmed by the demonic nature of Amenth. They were later captured by the forces of Annihilation and were forced to breed with Daemons to create a new warrior sub-race, the Summoners.[1] The mutant alchemists and wizards combined their powers to create ten towers which would protect them from the Daemons' threat. As thousands of years passed, the mutants kept warring with the enemies in a seemingly never endless war. Eventually Genesis, wife of Apocalypse and mother of his Horsemen, gathered an army and went out of Arakko into a years old journey to end the enemies' threat for good, but she and what left of the army returned after a disastrous encounter with fellow mutant and former ally White Sword. Then after Isca, former ally turned traitor, told Genesis that Annihilation, the dark god of Amenth and leader of the Daemons, challenged her to a fight for victory, Genesis accepted the challenge, , but lost. This left the Daemon armies to destroy Arakko's towers and finally set the island on fire. As countless mutants kept being slaughtered by the enemies, the last survivors send the Summoner, son of the Horseman of War, to go find his grandfather in order for him and Krakoa to help them defeat the enemies.[1] However Genesis was still alive and become the new leader of Amenth. This left the Daemon armies to join with Arakko's forces and decided to invade Krakoa on Earth.[5]

The small piece of Arakko that Summoner was send on, known as Arak Coral, later appeared off the southern coast of Krakoa. Cyclops along with his children, Cable and Prestige explored the new landmass before the two islands merged into one.[6] When the Summoner returned to assemble their Swordbearers, which included Redroot, Arakko's translator, the Summoner informed Arakko that sadly it would not be joined with its other anytime soon.[7] However, following the war between Amenth and Krakoa, as prize for his victory, Omniversal Majestrix Saturnyne exchanged Apocalypse with Arakko, returning the island and its mutant population back to Earth.[8]

After finally returning to Earth, Arakko tried to reunite with Krakoa, but time had changed both of them, even speaking two totally different languages and apparently didn't love each other anymore, so they both decided to stay separate.[3]

Points of Interest

Residents/Citizens of Arakko


  • Arakko is Okkara in reverse and an anagram of Krakoa.
  • According to Prestige, Arakko's language (Arakki)[15] is similar to singing.[6]
  • As seen with the Swordbearers of Arakko, a majority of the mutants born in Arakko are naturally born with immense longevity.


  • Arakko has twenty times more mutants than Krakoa.[3]

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