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Dherk was an atlantean scientist, who now exists in an android body. One day Shanna was having delusions due to the effects of the mind-switching device. Ka-Zar had been stung and poisoned by a giant scorpion, and Shanna started seeing a ghostly figure. The apparition revealed that he was an ancient Atlantean, and that Pangea was actually an outpost of Atlantis.

Dherk body's was placed in suspended animation. He was able to appear as a projection, but he could temporarily made himself tangible. Dherk first saw Shanna while she was in the mind transfer device and from there he had fallen in loved with her.

Shanna did have mutual feeling for the man which was possibly also a result of the machine's influence. Shanna rejected his advances and stubbornly tried to drag Ka-Zar to the Aerians in the hoped of a cure. Dherk appeared later and informed her that they would not arrived on time. He told her he possessed a cure kept near his physical body, but would only share it if she agreed to joined him in his slumber. Out of desperation she agreed, and set out. Due to the distance and freezing mountainous terrain, she passed out from exhaustion. Dherk manifested physically and saved her, and after her pleas for help he reluctantly rescued Ka-Zar. Due to remaining physical too long Dherk eventually died. Dherk's consciousness was eventually revealed to had been transferred into an android duplicate of himself and continued to act as caretaker of the atlantean machines.[citation needed]



Dherk possesses a number of superhuman powers ultimately derived from his artificial substance and metabolism. Dherk’s android body is functioning replica of a human body containing analogues to virtually all human organs, blood, and tissue, composed of an unrevealed synthetic organic-like substance.

  • Superhuman Strength: Dherk’s body is stronger then an average human, but unclear of his exact strength level.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Dherk’s is capable of exerting himself at peak capacity for about twenty-four hours.
  • Superhuman durability: Dherk’s body is more durable than a human as it took his own power to rip his mechanical frame apart.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Dherk’s practical reaction time is more than twice as fast as that of an average human being.
  • Computer Interface: The Dherk can communicate and interact with other computer systems.
  • Superhuman Intelligence: Dherk was a genius as a human but in his android body he is capable of rapid analysis of huge amounts of data.
  • Holographic Manipulation


He is not invulnerable as Belasco made him tear himself apart.


It is not known whether or not the android Dherk survived the apparent destruction of Pangea.

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