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Preface

A number the incidents recounting Karnak's life are cited to have occurred in specific decades relative to the era of publication. However, it should be noted that the so-called "modern era" of the Earth-616 universe operates on a Sliding Timescale. As such these events could not have occurred in the times they appeared due to the fact that it would drastically age the character.

As Inhumans age much slower than humans some elements of his life prior to the birth of the Fantastic Four may be tied to specific dates. However as of this writing there are few specific examples of this, and as such most events in Karnak's life prior to the birth of the Fantastic Four should be considered as happening relative to a number of years prior to the beginning of the Modern Age than a specific date unless otherwise specified.

Early life

Childhood

Karnak is a member of the Inhumans an offshoot of humanity that was genetically altered by the Kree centuries ago. [1] The Inhumans kept themselves hidden from humanity in their city known as Attilan (also known as the Great Refuge) out of fear for centuries, developing a high technological society with a focus on genetics. With the discovery of the Terrigen Mist, the Inhumans would expose themselves it in order to gain fantastic abilities. [2][1] He was the son of Mander and Azur, members of the House of Agon, the royal family of the Inhumans. He is brother to Triton and cousins to Black Bolt, his brother Maximus and their cousins Medusa, her sister Crystal[3] Black Bolt proved to have a destructive voice that was uncontrollable unless tempered with restraint. As such, his father Agon, [4] and the Genetics Council [5] decreed that he be isolated until he could control his powers.

In his youth, Karnak accepted a challenge by Maximus to see who could sneak into the royal throne room and sit upon the Inhuman throne without getting stopped by their parents. Medusa allowed herself to be caught sneaking around by her parents. Medusa then told them the game that they were playing and while Quelin and Ambur stopped Maximus, Karnak and Crystal dead in their path, Medusa quietly sat upon the throne winning the competition. [6]

Adolescence

House of Aura (Earth-616) youths challenging the Unspoken from Mighty Avengers Vol 1 27

Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak and Gorgon challenge the king. [7]

Years later on Black Bolt's 19th birthday, his father Agon allowed his son to finally leave isolation now that he had found the discipline to never speak. It was here that Karnak first met Black Bolt. When Maximus attempted to force his brother to speak to cause untold destruction in the hopes he could eventually claim the Inhuman throne, Medusa, Gorgon and Karnak stopped him. [4] Young and headstrong, when the young Inhuman royals learned that their ruler had hidden the Slave Engine, the Inhumans' most powerful weapon, in order to usher in an age of peace, they boldly confronted him. This led to a battle between the king and Black Bolt. Because he was weakened from hiding the engine the king was easily defeated in combat by Black Bolt. Karnak then witnessed as Black Bolt to the Himalayan Mountains. Black Bolt disposed the king by uttering his name, devastating him in a powerful sonic blast and leaving him for dead. This shameful chapter in Inhuman history was then covered up, the former ruler referred to only as the "Unspoken". However this event would have far reaching consequences many years in the future. [7] Black Bolt soon became ruler of the Inhumans after the untimely death of his parents, and his brother Maximus being driven mad after nearly betraying their people to the Kree. [8]

Exile

Under Black Bolt's rule, the Inhuman empire continued on secretly hidden from the eyes of humanity, the Inhumans developing a level of xenophobia toward the humans of the outside world. By the 1950s the advancement of the human race threatened to expose the hidden land of Attilan. This prompted Black Bolt to venture out and seek a new home for his people. Along the way he met another advanced offshoot of humanity, the Eternals. [9] Eventually a new home was located in the Himalayan Mountains. Karnak and the rest of the Inhumans then assisted in moving their domain there with some help from the Eternals. [10]

Due to his crimes against society, Maximus was locked away for years but he eventually used his mental powers to coerce three of the Alpha Primitives slave class. He compelled them to expose themselves to the Terrigen Mists transforming them into an entity known as the Trikon. The Trikon then compelled the Alpha Primitives to revolt against their suppressors. During the ensuing uprising, Medusa attempted to confront the Trikon on a sky sled, but it blasted her ship causing her to crash somewhere outside of the Great Refuge. The crash had stricken Medusa with amnesia and she wandered away from the ensuing battle which was eventually ended, but with Maximus taking control of the Inhuman throne and exiling his cousins. The royal family however continued to search for her. [11]

Modern Age

Reunion

Their search eventually brought the Inhumans to New York City, where they established a temporary home below a Brooklyn tenement slated for demolition. While out exploring one night Crystal happened to cross paths with the Human Torch, member of the heroic Fantastic Four. The pair were smitten by each other from the first, and after a quick chase, Crystal mistook Johnny Storm for an Inhuman due to his flame powers. When Gorgon successfully returned with Medusa, she recognized him as her former foe and a battle broke out. During the conflict, Johnny was able to summon his comrades in the Fantastic Four, while the Inhumans summoned their leader Black Bolt.[12]

The Inhumans deduced that Maximus' agent the Seeker was after them when Triton went missing during the ensuing battle. Using Black Bolt's dog Lockjaw they fled the scene by teleporting back to the Great Refuge. [13] Karnak then witnessed as Black Bolt fought through an army of Alpha Primitives in order to reclaim the Inhuman crown from Maximus. The Fantastic Four soon discovered and arrived at the Great Refuge and confronted Medusa and the others, Mister Fantastic pleading them to reveal themselves to humanity outside. However Maximus was not totally defeated as he intended to use his Atmo-Gun to wipe out the human race so the Inhumans could take over the entire world. [14] Karnak then witnessed as Black Bolt destroyed the Atmo-Gun, saving the lives of every human on Earth. In one last ditch effort, Maximus scored a Pyrrhic victory by activating a device that surrounded Attilan with a "Negative Zone" barrier, forcing the Fantastic Four out while trapping the Inhumans within.[15] While Karnak and the others processed this information, Black Bolt and Gorgon clashed with Maximus and the Seeker, ending with Maximus being driven even more mad than ever before, and the Seeker being slain for murdering Gorgon's father. [11]

Freedom

Finding themselves trapped behind the Negative Zone barrier, Karnak and the others lamented over their fate. [16] First, Karnak tried to find a weakness in the barrier, but failed to produce results. [17] Karnak and the others then began attempting to coax Maximus into revealing a means for them to escape, but they found that he was more insane than ever and was only interested in making toys than helping solve their dilemma. Karnak then stood back helplessly as Black Bolt attempted to use his control of electrons trigger an Absorba-Bomb to destroy the barrier. [18] This attempt also failed, and realizing that the Absorba-Bomb could destroy them all Black Bolt injured himself attempting to stop it. [19] As soon as Black Bolt began to recover, Maximus revealed the only means in which the barrier could be destroyed, also revealing to the others the secret of why Black Bolt never spoke. Medusa tried to stop Maximus from speaking, but it was too late and the secret was out: the only way to destroy the Negative Zone barrier was in the destructive power of Black Bolt's voice. Something that could possible destroy them all in the process. [20] With no other choice left to them, Karnak and the other Inhumans sought shelter below the city while Black Bolt unleashed the awesome power of his voice. Although Black Bolt succeeded in destroying the barrier, Attilan was decimated in the process. In the aftermath of the battle the Ruling Council of the Inhumans decreed that Black Bolt and the rest of the Royal Family leave the Great Refuge until the city could be rebuilt to its former splendor. [21]

Karnak joined the rest of the royal family in their travels. They made a brief stop in Europe before a group of prejudiced villagers mistook them for witches and attacked, forcing them to defend themselves and leave. [22] Karnak and the others soon found a new refuge before Black Bolt allowed Crystal to venture on her own to find the Human Torch. [23] Their island hide away was soon invaded by soldiers of an unspecified country who sought to secretly deploy an "Atomic Curtain" on the island in direct contravention of NATO agreements. Karnak and the other Inhumans attacked the invaders, destroyed their weapon and sent them fleeing into the ocean. [24] The Inhumans and the others soon had to deal with two invaders, the first being the costumed hero known as the Black Panther who legally purchased the Inhumans temporary island home. He battled it out with the Inhumans until they realized they had mutual allies in the Fantastic Four. When Black Bolt alerted them that the island was also being invaded by the Microverse tyrant known as the Psycho-Man. Later on in the battle, Gorgon returned from a mission and arrived just in time to destroyed the device the Psycho-Man's emoto-cannon. However before the Inhumans and their allies could apprehend the Psycho-Man he fled back to his native Microverse. [25]

When the villain known as Plantman encroached their island in his sub, Black Bolt sent Triton to investigate. Later when Triton was captured along with the Sub-Mariner, Karnak and the others attempted to rescue them. Despite their efforts, the Plantman managed to escape in the ocean. [26] However, Triton and the Sub-Mariner managed to free themselves and stop the Plantman's schemes. [27]

Return to Attilan

When Attilan was restored to its former glory, Karnak accompanied Black Bolt back to the Great Refuge. When Maximus and his band of renegade Inhumans attempted to take over the city by coercing the gamma spawned monster known as the Hulk into going on a rampage, Karnak lent his strength to the battle. Ultimately, Black Bolt foiled his mad brother's schemes and the Hulk was driven from Attilan. [28] Karnak and the other members of the Inhuman royal family were later captured by Maximus during his next attempt to seize the Inhuman throne. By this point, Medusa's sister Crystal was asked to join the Fantastic Four to take the place of the Invisible Girl who had just discovered that she was pregnant. The group learned of the fate of Karnak and the rest of the royal family before being captured themselves. With no opposition, Maximus began preparing to unleash his massive Hypno-Gun to enslave the entire world.[29] Ultimately, Black Bolt freed himself and the other Inhumans while the Fantastic Four broke out of their prison. The pair then stormed the Hypno-Gun, destroying the device before Maximus could employ it. In the ensuing battle Maximus, and his loyal renegades managed to escape in a ship. [30] Later Karnak helped defend the kingdom from the Silver Surfer who was tricked into attacking the Great Refuge by Maximus. The Surfer was ultimately driven from the region. [31]

During this period, Black Bolt was injured in a radiation experiment and needed the combined powers of both Gorgon and Crystal to recover from his injuries. [32] Medusa was sent to collect Crystal from the Fantastic Four, despite protests from the Human Torch. [33] When the Human Torch came to Attilan to get Crystal back, Karnak and the others defended Black Bolt was finally cured. All hostilities ceased when it was finally explained to Johnny why Crystal needed to return home. With Black Bolt fully healed, Crystal was allowed to return home with the Fantastic Four. [32] Not long after this, the Fantastic Four's long time foe Doctor Doom was amassing a cache of powerful weapons. [34] To this end he also stole the Helix of Randac from the Citadel of Science in Attilan. [35] When this was discovered the royal family sent Lockjaw to collect Crystal from the Fantastic Four. [36] Karnak was present when Medusa and the others informed Crystal of the threat of the theft. [35] Karnak and the others later rescued the Fantastic Four and the Black Panther from space following a failed attempt to stop Doctor Doom from stealing the Ultimate Machine on the moon. They later reconnoitered on the SHIELD helicarrier to plan their next move along with Nick Fury and the Silver Surfer. It was not long until Doom used the Horn of Proteus to summon the sea creatures, including Giganto, upon New York City. [37] Karnak and his family returned to Attilan where they provided the Human Torch and Crystal with an Agon-Sequencer to assist them in trying to locate the Helix of Randac. [38] When Doom returned to Earth after stealing the power of the world devourer known as Galactus, Karnak and the other Inhumans stood by while the Fantastic Four dealt with the crisis. [39] However they soon joined in the final battle against Doom in New York City. Karnak joined the rest of the royal family in a frontal assault on Doom and were subsequently slain. However, Doom was ultimately defeated when Mister Fantastic obtained the Cosmic Cube and restored everything to normal, undoing all the carnage Doom had caused and restored Karnak and the others to life. [40] Back home, Karnak and the royal family joined the Eternal known as Pixie to reign in the rogue Inhuman known as the Yeti who was in a battle with the X-Men. In the aftermath, they revealed to the X-Men the fate of the Cold War era heroes known as the First Line.[41]

Search for Black Bolt

After preventing Chinese soldiers from discovering the location of Attilan, Karnak and the others were shocked when their home was bombarded by various missiles. They were shocked when they found evidence that the missile attacks were apparently being launched by the Fantastic Four, unaware that it was really the work of Maximus. [42] Black Bolt then brought Medusa, Karnak and Gorgon to the Baxter Building to battle the Fantastic Four, while Triton went to investigate the possible involvement with Maximus. Although the Inhumans battled it out with the Fantastic Four, they stopped when Triton found proof that Maximus was responsible for the attacks and captured him. [43] Later, the international terrorist known as the Mandarin launched an attack on the Inhumans in order to uncover the powerful Eye of Yin which was buried somewhere near Attilan. Karnak and the others battled what they thought was the Mandarin to the death, unaware that it was a robot meant to trick them into finding the Eye for the real Mandarin. [44] When they uncovered the Eye, the Mandarin used his rings to draw it to him. Medusa, Triton, and Karnak followed after it and were summarily captured. They were rescued by Black Bolt and Gorgon who knocked the Mandarin out. They then took him away, burying his rings within his hideout.[45]

Later Black Bolt showed Medusa and the others that he had Maximus kept in stasis in a near death state before leaving to try and find the ideal place to reveal the Inhumans to the world. Gorgon and Karnak had issue with Black Bolt's treatment of his brother as they believed that it could violate his oath that Black Bolt would never kill another Inhuman. When they pressed these concerns to Medusa, she advised them to trust their leader. However the pair freed Maximus, learning too late that Black Bolt's insane brother had gained new mental powers. Upon his freedom, he then used his powers to strike Black Bolt with amnesia while he explored the streets of San Franciso. [46] Maximus then used his powers to force Gorgon and Karnak to fight each other, but his powers were limited against those of the royal family. As such when Medusa came to her cousin's aid, he had to divert his power to her. Ultimately, Maximus gained the upper hand when he enthralled the entire Inhuman population and forced Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, and Triton into exile once more, sending them fleeing to an island off the coast of China. [47]

After fighting off more Chinese soldiers, the exiled Inhumans recovered a hidden craft and tracked Black Bolt to San Francisco. There they were shocked to find that Bolt had apparently been manipulated into working with activist Lionel Dibbs who was threatening to destroy a local ghetto after the municipal government refused to help clean the area up. [48] Karnak and the others attempted to get involved but they were held back by the Asgardian thunder god Thor who had prior dealings with Dibbs in his civilian identity of Doctor Donald Blake. However during the altercation, "Black Bolt" was fatally killed by a bolt of lightning, and the Inhumans discovered that he was an impostor.[49]

Karnak and the others continued their search for Black Bolt, and upon their quest witnessed the return of the Trikon. Soon they were attacked by an army of mutants and learned that Black Bolt was subsequently captured and imprisoned by their leader, the mutant terrorist known as Magneto. Magneto mistook Black Bolt for a mutant and sought to manipulate his powers. Medusa and the others were able to track Magneto back to his hideout where the were quickly incapacitated. However their reunion with Black Bolt caused their leader's memories to return.[50] With Black Bolt appearing to be in his thrall, Magneto forced the Inhuman leader to steal a power source for his new invention, the Universal Machine. While they were gone on this mission, Karnak and the others broke free and battled Magneto's minions. When Magneto and Black Bolt returned, Bolt revealed that he was pretending to be under Magneto's control. In the ensuing battle the energy source became unstable and Magneto was seemingly slain when it exploded.[51] At this point the Earth was caught in the middle of the millennia long Kree-Skrull War. It was during this conflict that Black Bolt recovered the Inhuman throne from Maximus.[52]

Project Revival

It was about this time that Crystal's long association with the Fantastic Four was quickly coming to an end as the pollutants from the outside world threatened to have a fatal effect on her, forcing her to eventually return home. [53] With an unexpected detour through Australia, Crystal saved the life of the "mutant" known as Quicksilver who was seriously injured battling the Sentinels. Taking Quicksilver back to Attilan, the two fell in love while Crystal was nursing him back to health.[54] When the Human Torch eventually came to Attilan to be reunited with Crystal, Karnak and the other members of the Inhuman royal family tried to stop him in order to explain to Johnny Storm what was going on with Crystal during he absence. This led to an altercation between the Torch and the Inhumans. [55] As expected, this led to the Torch and Quicksilver trading blows. However the fighting quickly ended when Maximus launched his latest scheme, resulting in Crystal being kidnapped by the Alpha Primitives and taken deep below Attilan. When Pietro and Johnny went after her they found her in the clutches of Omega, an android created by Maximus. [56] Karnak and the Inhumans fought against the Alpha Primitive uprising, but Omega proved almost unstoppable. The rest of the Fantastic Four soon arrived to lend a hand and Crystal was eventually freed from the creature. Soon Crystal realized what was powering Omega and making him neigh indestructible: The Inhumans collective guilt over the willful enslavement of the Alpha Primitives. Once Crystal got the Inhumans to all collectively recognize their guilt, Omega fell inert and the Alpha Primitives ended their uprising. In the aftermath of the battle Black Bolt then decreed that Medusa was to venture out and act as an emissary of the Inhumans in the outside world. Medusa to this end, joined the Fantastic Four, taking the place of the Invisible Girl who had recently left the team.[57]

Not long after this, the Avengers were captured during a conflict between the villainous time travelers known as Zarrko the Tomorrow Man and Kang the Conqueror. Iron Man enlisted the aid of Spider-Man to assist in stopping them in Zarrko's future of the 23rd Century, but both were incapacitated. [58] Spider-Man managed to escape back to his own time, and prevent the unleashing of various "Time Bombs" that regressed time backwards to make the modern age more easily conquered. With the aid of the Human Torch, Spider-Man stopped all the bombs. Needing to get back to the future to save the Avengers and stop his foes, the Torch suggested to Spider-Man that he enlist the aid of the Inhumans to help him. [59] Travelling to the Hidden Land, Spider-Man pleaded his case to Black Bolt who agreed to help. They used Maximus to reconfigure one of the Time Bombs to send Spider-Man, Black Bolt, Karnak, Gorgon and Triton to the 23rd Century. They arrived just moments before Spider-Man originally fled back to his own time to stop the time bombs. They then got the drop on Zarrko and Kang. While they managed to stop Zarrko, Kang escaped them when their plan began to fail. Spider-Man and the Inhumans then freed the Avengers and returned to their own time. [60][61] Later, when the Dark Dimension ruler Dormammu attempted to invade the Earth, Karnak and his people defended Attilan from Dormammu's demons until his threat was ended by the Avengers and the Defenders. [62] Black Bolt later called Medusa back home for an update on Project Revival, a plan to reunite Mister Fantastic with his estranged wife the Invisible Girl.[63] With the assistance of the Sub-Mariner, the Inhumans managed to make Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl realize that they belonged together and reconcile their relationship. [64]

Medusa's Return

The Inhumans soon discovered the existence of Counter-Earth, a perfect duplicate of Earth that was on an opposite rotation of the sun. Seeking to explore this world as a potential new home for the Inhumans, Karnak and the other members of the royal family had to deal with the sudden arrival of the Hulk in their kingdom. However after Black Bolt swatted the Hulk away from a crash landing in the center of Attilan, the brute reverted back to his human form of Bruce Banner. Karnak and the others then tried to make Banner at home, but he eventually transformed into the Hulk again when being harassed by some locals. In the ensuing battle, the Hulk was forced aboard the ship meant to explore Counter-Earth and it was launched into space, ending the Hulks threat for a time.[65] Crystal's wedding day quickly approached, Black Bolt invited members of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four to witness the wedding. Unknown to them at the time Maximus had revived the robot known as Ultron to strike back at his enemies. Instead, Ultron betrayed Maximus to get revenge on his own. Taking control of the Omega android, Ultron then attacked the gathered heroes. [66] Ultron attempted to defeat his foes by utilizing the mental beam to incapacitate them. This proved to be Ultron's ultimate failing, as it awoke the comatose Franklin Richards who used his powers to seemingly destroy Ultron. With the threat over, Crystal and Pietro were married by Black Bolt before all their friends without further incident.[67]

Attilan was later taken over by the Human Torch's old foe Xemu ruler of the Fifth Dimension. When Karnak and the others were captured, Xemu had constructed a massive weapon called the Thunder Horn which he intended to use to conquer the Earth by magnifying Black Bolt's destructive vocal chords. When Black Bolt refused to comply, Xemu forced Quicksilver to recover Medusa by threatening to kill Crystal if he did not comply. With no other choice, Quicksilver went to New York and obtained the Fantastic Four, who agreed to go with him.[68] The Fantastic Four were later captured, but with the aid of Triton, and the Fifth Dimension's Valeria and Phineas the Fantastic Four freed themselves. Meanwhile, Medusa was willing to sacrifice her life in order to allow Black Bolt to remain defiant toward Xemu. In order to try and force Black Bolt's hand, Xemu attacked a Chinese military base causing the super-power to launch fighter jets towards Attilan to investigate. However, the Invisible Girl had stowed aboard the FF's plane and used the Thunder Horn to boost her powers of invisibility to hide Attilan from view. When Xemu realized Black Bolt still refused to act, he fled back to the Fifth Dimension where he was defeated by both the Human Torch and Quicksilver. After the Fantastic Four and the Inhumans defeated the last of Xemu's troops, the FF welcomed Sue back to the group full time. But before they could rename themselves the Fantastic Five, Medusa informed them that she had decide to return to her people and be by Black Bolt's side. Her decision was met with the FF's blessings before they returned home. [69]

War of the Three Galaxies

Medusa's return to Attilan was hardly a quiet one as the Inhumans were soon attacked by the Negative Zone creature known as Blastaar who was revived by the Kree.[70] The royal family failed to stop Blastaar from activating the Kaptroids, robots constructed and hidden deep below Attilan by the Kree for the purposes of rounding up the population and imprisoning them. With his mission complete, Blastaar fled the scene leaving the Inhumans to fend for themselves. While Black Bolt battled the Kaptroids, Karnak and the others attempted to deactivate the device that summoned them. Upon destroying the device, the Kaptroids fell inert. [71] Attilan was then struck by a series of tremors prompting Black Bolt and the rest of the House of Agon to travel to New York and seek out the help of the Fantastic Four. Their arrival coincided with the arrival of the Kree warrior known as Shatterstar who was dispatched to Earth to collect the Inhumans to use as cannon fodder in the so-called War of the Three Galaxies. Attacked in the street of New York, the Inhumans were assisted by Falzon, Shatterstar's father, who was sympathetic to the Inhumans plight. Despite this assistance, Karnak and the others were defeated in Shatterstar's opening salvo. [72] Regrouping, Black Bolt and his family resumed their battle with Shatterstar, ending it when Black Bolt used Shatterstar's own ship to incapacitate their foe. Taking Shatterstar prisoner, the Inhumans and Falzon returned to Attilan only to discover that Maximus had conquered the Hidden Land in their absence. [73]

With Crystal and Quicksilver as his prisoners, Maximus forced the rest of the royal family to surrender. They soon learned that Maximus was working along side the Kree, and had agreed to give them half of the Inhuman population to use in their war in exchange for being able to rule the other half. Black Bolt and the others were imprisoned for nine full days as Maximus forced his people to build a massive ark to send half their people to the Kree war machine. With the help of the few remaining rebels, Karnak and the others managed to break free and seemingly slay Shatterstar. Unaware of this revolt, an increasingly desperate Black Bolt gave in to his disrepair as his people were being loaded onto the ark, and cried out.[74] Black Bolt's voice completely decimated Attilan, and the population was unhappy with the end result of Black Bolt's show of weakness. Ever faithful, Medusa rallied to make her fellow Inhumans realize that Black Bolt acted out of their best interests. When Black Bolt later wrote a proclamation to his people, Medusa read it to them. In light of the attacks from the Kree, Black Bolt had decided to go searching the stars for a new home for the Inhumans to be safe. Medusa, the Inhuman Royal Family and Falzon agreed to join him on this mission and the Kree space ark was rebuild and re-purposed for this very task. [75]

While passing through the Duggil star system, the Inhumans ship was shot down over the planet Stent. A planet of purple dust, they were pulled into a massive mechanical insect city run by City-Dwellers of the Stenth. Initially thought to be coming to the aid of the dissidents in the city, Flarn welcomed them when he learned the truth. Later Karnak and the others were horrified when Flarn's minions were willing to cripple their own city by blasting away its ghetto in order to deal with the rebel known as Shreel.[76] When Flarn went back on his promise to help the Inhumans repair their ship, Medusa and Black Bolt went out to try and recover it. While outside they encountered Warkon and his army of anarchists who were trying to overthrow Shreel. Learning that Shreel was loyal to the Kree, Bolt and the others joined the fight to overthrow Flarn, however in the aftermath of the battle both Flarn's beetle city, and Warkon's spider city were incapacitated in the process. [77] After crushing the last of Flarn's resistance, the Inhumans and Warkon's anarchists secured a ship to get off planet, unaware that Flarn had betrayed them and programmed it to head to the Kree Space Station Web, the central hub for the upcoming War of Three Galaxies. There they were forced to battle the Kree and their commanding officer Mon-Tog. During the ensing battle, the Inhumans learned that the Kree were enthralling humans on Earth to commit acts to destabilize the Earth in order to make it ripe for invasion. Seeing that they had to return home, Karnak and his family fled the space station while Warkon and the last of his warriors sacrificed their lives to destroy it. [78]

Their ship later crash landed in New York Harbor, and after a brief altercation with the authorities, Karnak and the others tried to make their way to the United Nations Building to warn the leaders of the world of the impending Kree invasion. The Kree in response used their technology to evolve a cockroach into the Pursuer to attack the Inhumans. The creature proved to be powerful and had Karnak and the others on the ropes until Falzon was able to incapacitate the Pursuer with insecticide. With their foe temporarily felled, the Inhumans fled the scene to get away from the authorities. [79] Getting outside of the United Nations Building, the Inhumans tried to get the attention of the world leaders, leading to another clash with the authorities. The tension grew higher when Bruce Banner tried to intervene on behalf of the Inhumans but was agitated enough that he transformed into the Hulk. Recalling Black Bolt from a previous battle the Hulk attacked the Inhumans. Using Lockjaw to teleport to a safe location, their battle with the Hulk abruptly ended when a combination of Black Bolt's electron channeling powers and a bolt of lightning altered the Hulk's personality so that he considered the Inhumans his friends and left without further incident. [80] Needing to find a resolution to the War of the Three Galaxies, Karnak and the Inhumans sought out the Kree renegade Captain Marvel. The Royal Family remained on Earth while Mar-Vell and Black Bolt went to confront the Kree directly. There they confronted the Kree Supreme Science Council and exposed member Por-Bat as a Skrull spy trying to instigate the war in order to lead the Kree into a trap. Realizing they almost entered a conflict they could not win, Phae-Dor called off the War of the Three Galaxies, and Black Bolt was returned to Earth. [81]

To the Moon

Still in New York City, Karnak, his family and Falzon discovered a Kree bomb that had crashed on Earth. While attempting to disarm the weapon, Falzon was exposed to a nerve gas and required an antidote to save his life. Medusa was sent out to get it and stole it from an ambulance in Brooklyn that was rushing it to a Manhattan hospital to be used on a boy in critical condition after being exposed to a nerve gas himself trying to stop an out of control chemical truck. This led to a battle between Medusa and Spider-Man, whose life was saved by the young man in his civilian identity of Peter Parker when he stopped the truck. Spider-Man followed Medusa to Coney Island where a battle between the wall-crawler and the Inhumans broke out. Ultimately Black Bolt stopped the fighting, and truth was revealed. With Falzon cured, Black Bolt then rushed the rest of the antidote to the boy, saving his life. [82] Karnak and the others returned to Attilan to find that the Inhuman known as Thraxon had taken over and rebuilt their home into a massive fortress with the help of the Sphinx. Medusa and the others were incapacitated and turned over to the Sphinx who plotted to use Black Bolt's powers in his satellite to probe the minds of every living being on Earth and learn the secrets of the Ka Stone that gave the Sphinx his powers. Escaping captivity, Crystal enlisted the aid of the Fantastic Four. They defeated Thraxon and followed the Sphinx aboard his space satellite. There they freed Karnak and the others and the Sphinx was jettisoned into the void of space. With Thraxon removed, the Inhumans then began to restore Attilan to its former glory. [83] Karnak joined the royal family on a cultural exchange with the new class of X-Men currently being trained by Professor X. They agreed to take the X-Man known as Nightcrawler to Attilan to see a society where nobody is judged by their appearances. Nightcrawler was accompanied by his teammate Colossus. However, when Nightcrawler saw that the Inhumans willingly mutated themselves he interrupted a Terrigenisis ceremony, breaking one of the Inhumans most sanctimonious laws. [84] When Nightcrawler was brought to trial, his fellow X-Men came to the hidden land to plea on his behalf. This led to a battle between the X-Men and the royal family. When the bout caused an avalanche the two groups put aside their differences to save Attilan from destruction. Black Bolt later decreed that Nightcrawler be released and allowed to return home to his people. [85]

Tranquility on Attilan did not last long as the region was plagued by a series of "air quakes", [86] and In his absence, Medusa was suddenly kidnapped by the rogue scientists known as the Enclave, who were working in league with Maximus. [87] With Medusa as their prisoner, the Enclave scientist began experiments on her. [88] Karnak was present when Quicksilver returned home from a stint with the Avengers.[89] Later, Black Bolt agreed to supply the scientific resources of Attilan to his allies Mister Fantastic and the Thing to help cure a scientist named Henry Croft, who was mutated into an amphibian. Discovering that Croft was mutated by a derivative of the Terrigen Mists they pooled their scientific resources to create an antidote. Gorgon and Karnak were dispatched to act as security along side the Thing while Mister Fantastic administered the cure to the amphibians who lived on Hydrobase This played into the hands of the being known as Maelstrom who sent his minions to collect the Anti-Terrigen Mist. While Karnak and the others defeated Maelstrome's minions, the Anti-Terrigen formula was stolen.[90] Black Bolt joined Karnak, Gorgon, and the Thing in tracking Maelstrom and his minions to his secret lab hidden below the North Atlantic in the region where Attilan used to reside. Black Bolt then learned that Maelstrom's father Phaeder was an Inhuman exiled by his own father. In the aftermath of the battle Maelstrome and his minions were seemingly slain and Black Bolt was able to recover the Anti-Terrigen before it could be used for evil. [91] Later, Karnak and the rest of the royal family paid their respect to Captain Marvel who was dying of cancer, [92] and later attended his funeral. [93]

Eventually, the Enclave attacked Attilan along with Maximus. But soon Maximus turned on his benefactors and freed Medusa. In the ensuing battle Medusa was rescued and Maximus seemingly sacrificed his life to stop them. [87] Unknown to all, Maximus actually entered a death-like coma. [94] With the pollution taking its tole on the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four were sought out to help move Attilan to a new location where its people would not be at risk. The Blue Area of the Moon was selected for its self contained atmosphere. With the help of the Fantastic Four, Medusa and the Inhuman Royal Family moved Attilan to the moon. Before leaving the Himilayan Mountains, Black Bolt created an eternal flame commemorating his brother's apparent sacrifice, and his people hailed Maximus as a hero. [87][94] In the aftermath of the move, Crystal gave birth to her daughter, [87] while Bolt had Maximus' body interned in a glass coffin that preserved his body in a shrine. [94]

Family Matters

Shortly after their arrival on the moon, Quicksilver was framed for stealing the royal scepter from Aven, it's keeper. Gorgon and Karnak then led a lynch mob to get justice, but the fleet footed "mutant" recovered the stolen scepter, exposing Aerio as the thief. [95] Karnak and the others were also present when Black Bolt organized a celebration of the Inhumans new home on the moon, where Crystal's daughter was named Luna to commemorate their new home. The celebrations were briefly interrupted when Triton accidentally triggered a hidden crystal that plagued everyone on Attilan with a mass hallucination. [96] Unknown to all at the time, Maximus was awaking from his death like coma and used this moment to use his mental powers to swap bodies with Black Bolt. [94] Unaware that Black Bolt's mind had been swapped, Karnak was one of the many super-humans that were gathered by the cosmic being known as the Grandmaster and Death as eligible participants in the so-called Contest of Champions. [97] Karnak was not selected, and when the contest ended she and her family members were returned home to the moon. [98] Karnak later joined the Inhuman royal family to celebrate the Hulk, whose alter-ego Bruce Banner asserted dominance in the Hulk's form and was pardoned for his past actions. However this new status quo did not last for long.[99] Not long after this, the mutant terrorist known as Magneto was led to believe that he was the father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and went to the moon to relay this knowledge to his "children". Karnak and the rest of the family tried to bar Magneto, but were held back by his magnetic powers. When Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch accepted this news, Magneto departed peacefully.[100]

Later, when Quicksilver insisted that Luna be exposed to the Terrigen Mists, Crystal fought against it out of fear that her daughter would be mutated into a non-human form. She sought out the aid of the Thing to help stop this from happening. Black Bolt and the rest of the royal family clashed with the Thing and Lockjaw in order to preserve an Inhuman law that stated that the father of a child could choose when and if their offspring could be exposed to Terrigenesis. However the conflict was put to an end when Quicksilver was tricked into thinking that Lockjaw was a humanoid mutated into dog form, making him see Crystal's point of view. [101] However was later revealed as a elaborate prank put on by Gorgon and Karnak. [102] Gorgon was present when Black Bolt later called in a favor from Dazzler to help defend Attilan from the villains Moonstone and Blackout, who were fleeing the authorities on Earth.[103]
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The marriage of Black Bolt and Medusa. [104]

Finally came the time where Black Bolt and Medusa were to be married after so many long years as a couple. A massive ceremony was held in their honor and a public wedding was conducted. Karnak and the rest of the family were part of the festivities alongside their longtime allies the Fantastic Four. However the festivities were marred by an on going battle between the Kree soldier Bel-Dann and Raksor, his Skrull counterpart. Medusa, the royal family, and the Fantastic Four investigated the conflict and were informed by the Watcher that their battle was to determine the victor in the on-going Kree-Skrull War. In order to stop their months long battle, the two groups forced the Kree and Skrull warriors to work together and appear to defeat their mutual enemies. The battle ended with Bel-Dann and Raksor realizing that it was unity was the only way to end the conflict. A solution, sadly, that proved only short lived.[105]

With one marriage beginning, another was going astray, as Crystal and Quicksilver began experiencing trouble not long after this, as Quicksilver began focusing on forming a militia in Attilan. [106] Feeling neglected, Crystal began having an affair with Norman Webster, the neighbor of her sister-in-law the Scarlet Witch and her husband the Vision.[107] The truth came out when Crystal overdose on the drug needed to breath safely on Earth while she was visiting with Norm, [108] prompting Norma to get her back to Attilan on the moon. There the truth came out, and while Crystal's infidelity rocked the royal family, Black Bolt and the others refused to allow Quicksilver to kill Norm for his involvement. This battle led to the Inhumans battling Quicksilver to a stand-still and he sped off vowing to get revenge. [109] Unknown to all at the time, Maximus was using his mental powers to transfer his madness to Quicksilver. [110] Quicksilver then returned to Earth to menace his old allies in the Avengers, [111][112] and the Fantastic Four, before being captured. [113] In light of this, Crystal demanded that she get divorced from Quicksilver, but the royal family would not allow it due to Inhuman laws set to preserve the "sanctity" of marriage. In response, Crystal returned to Earth and rejoined the Fantastic Four for a time, while the Inhumans took Quicksilver into custody. [114]

Maximus then began focusing his powers on Black Bolt, plaguing him with headaches. Seeking to destroy his enemies, he enthralled Lockjaw and had him send Quicksilver to Earth to capture the Fantastic Four's son Franklin Richards. This kidnapping was interrupted by Franklin's friends the Power Pack as well as the mutant heroes known as X-Factor. Capturing Franklin, Quicksilver and Lockjaw fled back to the moon, taking X-Factor with them. After Pietro escaped both X-Factor and the royal family, the two groups worked together to track him down. Karnak and the others battled Maximus, making his hold on Black Bolt and Quicksilver weaken and he was eventually defeated. Without Maximus' insane influence. Quicksilver quickly returned back to normal. [110] With Quicksilver back to normal, Medusa and Black Bolt ordered Crystal to return home, and when she refused forced her and the Fantastic Four to return to the moon with them. Their returned coincided with the arrival of the High Evolutionary and his army of Gatherers and Eliminators. As part of his so-called Evolutionary War, the High Evolutionary required a sample of the Terrigen Mists. Karnak, the royal family and the Fantastic Four fought off the Evolutionary and his minions. In the aftermath of the battle, Black Bolt convinced Crystal to return home. [115]

By this point the aging Genetics Council had caused much turmoil among modern Inhumanity with their selective marriage and breeding policies. This came to a head when Medusa discovered that she was pregnant with Black Bolt's child. When they announced to the kingdom this news the Genetic Council objected, for fear that their child could have a destructive voice like Black Bolt, be as mad as his brother Maximus, or both. When they ordered the pregnancy to be aborted, Medusa refused to comply. Gorgon meanwhile earned the ire of Karnak over his debaucherous ways. Gorgon initially supported the council's decision but was convinced otherwise by Karnak. When Black Bolt refused to support her, Medusa fled to Earth with Gorgon, Karnak, Triton, Crystal and Medusa's midwife Minxi. There they made a makeshift home among derelicts that lived in a dump outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Bound by Inhuman law, Black Bolt suffered the abandonment by his wife. Meanwhile, Medusa was in the process of giving birth to her son Ahura when she was attacked by an elemental creature. The powerful infant used his powers to slay the creature. Realizing that they could not run from their responsibilities, Medusa and the royal family returned home when Black Bolt managed to track them down. Despite her reservations, Medusa later turned her son over to the Genetics Council for examination.[116] Medusa was present when Black Bolt went to check on his brother and found that he was back in his cell. [11]

Search for Ahura

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Gorgon, Karnak and Lockjaw being their search for Ahura.[117]

Unknown to Black Bolt and the royal family a crooked member of the Genetics Council had sent Ahura to Earth to be used in part of a United States government sponsored genetics experiment. However the ship carrying the boy crashed and the boy was adopted by a couple who found his downed ship outside of the town of Pottersville, raising him as their own they named the boy Pope. [118] Medusa became increasingly depressed and demanded that Black Bolt tell her what happened to her child, but he refused to tell her anything.[119] Taking Medusa's side, both Gorgon and Karnak began searching for clues as to what happened to Ahura. Learning that the child had been shipped to Earth, Medusa agreed to accompany them to search for him. [120] However when Black Bolt learned about this plan, he used his authority to force Medusa to stay behind. Despite Gorgon and Karnak's protest, she refused to disobey her husbands orders and so the pair went to Earth without her. Their search brought them on the trail of geneticist Skip Ash who had received genetic material from the Genetics Council for his experiments. Gorgon and Karnak were teleported to Ash by Lockjaw. They appeared in the middle of a confrontation between the blind hero known as Daredevil and Skip's daughter Brandy with her father over control of Number Nine, a genetically engineered woman created by Skip. [117]

Gorgon and Karnak quickly learned that Skip Ash did not have Ahura, but their search was delayed thanks to Doctor Doom unleashing the robot Ultron to destroy Daredevil as part of the Acts of Vengeance conspiracy. The confused robot ended up crossing paths with Number Nine and taking her prisoner. [121] The pair then joined forces with Daredevil to save Number Nine from the increasingly erratic Ultron, whose multiple programming versions conflicted with each other. Eventually the three heroes managed to destroy Ultron.[122] Initially, Gorgon, Karnak and Number Nine went off to continue the search for Medusa's son alone, unaware that they were being watched by the demon Mephisto and his son Blackheart. Blackhart was dispatched to Earth to foment discord between the two Inhumans. Posing as a hitchhiker, Blackheart played on Karnak's jealousy of over Number Nine's interest in Gorgon. Gorgon and Karnak came to blows, prompting Daredevil to try and break things up. Unable to do so, he confronted their mysterious hitchhiker, forcing Blackheart to reveal himself. Daredevil fought back against Blackheart freeing Gorgon and Karnak from his control, but the seeds of mistrust had already been planted among these already uneasy comrades. [123] Gorgon, Karnak, Daredevil, Number Nine and Brandy Ash later found Ahura in the town of Pottersville where the superstitious locals accused the boy of being a devil. They rescued the boy, but soon fund themselves pulled into Mephisto's realm shortly thereafter. [124] Gorgon and Karnak found themselves in their own personal hell, nude and trapped in a world of excesses. They fought each other until they had no further will to continue battling. They were then confronted by an Angel/Demon woman that further tried to confuse them with her nihilistic views of the realm. [125] Growing tired of their confinement, the pair managed to leave out a door they forced open and continued to try and find their friends. [126] The pair found themselves in Mephisto's primary domain where they were reunited with Number Nine, Brandy, Ahura, and Daredevil. They were swarmed by Mephisto's lost souls and fought to free themselves. Meanwhile, Mephisto battled with his son, banishing him to Earth. The group were eventually saved and returned to Earth themselves thanks to the intervention of the Silver Surfer who was drawn to Mephisto's realm after sensing his activities on Earth. [127] Gorgon and Karnak initially sought to return home with Ahura. [128] But they eventually realized that the boy would not be safe from the Genetics Council. They instead confided in Ahura's adopted family and had them swear to keep the boy out of plain sight before returning to Attilan empty handed. [118]

Ahura Returns

Karnak and the others soon became busy with other threats that distracted them from the fate of Medusa's son. Such as when Stane International attempted to dump toxic waste on the moon in an attempt to wipe out the Inhumans to steal their resources. [129] They saved the powerful Star Thief, as well as Marvel Boy, Firestar and Namorita of the New Warriors from the ship as it sped to the moon. After stopping Star Thief's rampage, he, Black Bolt and Firestar destroyed the ship, ending it's threat to Attilan. Black Bolt later welcomed Star Thief to live among them. [130] Attilan then came under threat from the eternal mutant known as Apocalypse, who coerced members of the Inhumans into his shock-troops known as the Riders of the Storm. [131] The group later kidnapped Nathan Christopher Summers, the son of X-Factor's Cyclops in order for Apocalypse to absorb his essence. [132] Apocalypse and his minions then returned to Attilan where they quickly took over and captured many of the Inhumans, including Medusa and Crystal. X-Factor arrived shortly after and teamed up with the rest of the royal family to face off against Apocalypse. [133] Karnak and his royal family freed Apocalypse's slaves and assisted X-Factor who triumphed with the aid of the time traveler known as the Askani. But the seeming destruction of Apocalypse was not without a cost as Nathan was infected with a Techno-Organic Virus and had to be taken to the future to save his life.[134]

Not long thereafter the Brethren, single celled organisms hyper evolved by the enigmatic Celestials, crash landed on the moon. When their leader Thane Ector captured Karnak, Quicksilver, and Timberus; the rest of the royal family contacted the Avengers for assistance. After a brief clash on the moon, the Brethren turned their attentions toward Earth. [135] Eventually Ector and his minions were defeated by the Avengers, who welcomed Crystal into their ranks. [136]

During the Infinity Gauntlet crisis, the death worshiping Titan known as Thanos obtained the six Infinity Gems and used them to kill half of the population of the universe for his lover, Death. [137] Karnak and the other surviving Inhumans volunteered their skills to help protect the Earth from the galactic upheaval caused by Thanos' rise to power. [138] Eventually, Adam Warlock defeated Thanos and restored all the damage he had done. [139] Immediately thereafter, Black Bolt, Gorgon and Karnak broke up a fight between the Silver Surfer and the ninja warrior known as Midnight Son that literally landed in the Inhumans' backyard. After the fight was over, Black Bolt extended an invitation for Midnight Son to live with his people. [140] Later during the so-called Infinity War, Karnak watched helplessly as the Fantastic Four's headquarters the Four Freedoms Plaza was blown up by an attack. Before they could go and help, they were visited by the Guardians of the Galaxy from the 31st Century who had come seeking a cure for their Inhuman teammate Talon who had contracted the Grail's Disease. There was a brief battle before the truth was revealed. The royal family and the Guardians then had to defend themselves from doppelgangers of the royal family and the Guardians created by the Magus. After these foes were defeated and Talon was cured, the Guaridans parted company.[141]

Black Bolt and the others Inhumans then spotted Doctor Doom as he made a trip to the Watcher's citadel and followed after to investigate. [142] There they found that the Fantastic Four and their allies Ms. Marvel and Lyja were charged by the Watcher to stop Doctor Doom who had stolen the powers of Aron the Rogue Watcher. The battle was quickly ended when Black Bolt used his powers and Mister Fantastic's Optimizer weapon to overload Doom's power battery, seemingly vanquishing their foe, although Doom did survive and escaped once again.[143] By this time, "Pope" and his adopted family had relocated to New York. He was in attendance of a South Bronx where the Mayor of New York City was giving a political speech with the Fantastic Four present. Ahura's resurfacing was also detected by the Genetics Council who sent their minions, including a new Seeker to collect the boy. Karnak, Medusa and their family came to the boy's rescue and helped protect him along side the Fantastic Four. Ultimately, the betrayer among the council slew his comrades and stole their powers in a bid to also steal Ahura's abilities as well. But this rogue councilman was slain by Ahura himself. When the boy was crowned the new king of the Inhumans, Ahura instead destroyed the royal crown, prompting the Inhuman people to decide to form a democracy. [118]

Exile Defenders of Attilan

Karnak and the rest of the royal family went into self exile shortly thereafter. They soon took up residence as part of a New Jersey freakshow so they could hide in plain sight among humanity. [144][145] Back at her temporary home at the New Jersey freakshow, Karnak and his family were visited by the Black Panther who was seeking the whereabouts of the Fantastic Four so that they might help his young super-human charge named Vibraxas. The Inhumans also recommended they take a young Inhuman named Devlor with them. [146] This later led to the formation of the group of youthful heroes known as Fantastic Force. [147] When Black Bolt later learned that archaeologists were about to discover the remains of the Hidden Land in the Himalayas, Karnak joined his leader as he ventured there and used his powerful voice to cause a massive avalanche that buried all traces of his civilization under tons of rock and ice. [148] Although they were estranged from their people on the moon, Karnak and his family answered a call for help from Star Thief when the hero known as Nova and his rival Nova 0:0 were clashing on the moon. [149] When they finally recognized Nova from their previous encounter with the New Warriors, Black Bolt brought an end to the hostilities and when the royal family teleported back to Earth they brought Nova back with them. [150]

Shortly thereafter, the Genetics Council of Attilan were approached by Kree refugees following the Kree/Shi'ar War that left the Kree empire decimated. Although their leader General Maston-Dar truly sought refuge, the long history of hatred between the Inhumans and the Kree led to various conflicts that resulted in casualties. Maston-Dar's subordinate Major Tarnok-Kol felt that the Inhumans would not accept them so long as Black Bolt and his family still lived and sent an army of assassins to Earth to eliminate the royal family. This assassination attempt failed and tipped Black Bolt off to the refugee situation in Attilan. Karnak and his family went there and later prevented another group of renegade Kree from stealing the Terrigen Mists to try and mutate themselves as well. Black Bolt and his family saved their people once again and the Kree were brought to trail. When Black Bolt forced a confession out of Tarnok-Kol, the Kree realized they ruined any chance they had at living peacefully on the moon next to the Inhumans and left. Following their departure, Black Bolt and his family returned to Earth.[151]

Atlantis Rising

Soon the sorceress known as Morgan le Fay rose the undersea kingdom of Atlantis from the ocean floor in an effort to reclaim her ancestral home. This coincided with Reed Richard's father Nathaniel accidentally triggering a trap at the Watcher's citadel on the moon that threatened to destroy Attilan. While the current Genetics Council fled with the Terrigen Mists in order to invade the Earth, the Fantastic Four responded by shrinking Attilan down to size and containing it within a bottle. Sensing that his homeland was in danger, Black Bolt had Lockjaw to teleport him to the moon just moments after Attilan was taken, leaving him with no clue what happened to his homeland. [152] Seeking an alliance with Morgan le Fay to reclaim their ancestral home, the Genetic Councils Arcadius contacted the royal family. [153] He then convinced them that the Sub-Mariner was responsible for the capture of Attilan. Learning that Namor and the Fantastic Four were in England meeting with government officials, Karnak and his family teleported there. Black Bolt and Namor soon came to blows before their fight was broken up by the Invisible Woman who attempted to maintain diplomacy in the current crisis. Before they could figure out what was going on, Arcadius contacted Blackagar and his house again asking them to come to him in Atlantis. [154]

Karnak and the others were asked to defend Attilan and Atlantis from invaders joining forces with the Genetic Council's elite guard the Crimson Cadre. This led to a clash between the Inhumans and the Fantastic Four and their allies Fantastic Force, Namor, Thor, Kristoff Vernard and Nathaniel Richards. The heroes managed to stop Morgan le Fay, who was banished by the magic of the Ebony Blade. Nathaniel Richards also reversed the shrinking of Attilan causing it to reform on the ruins of Atlantis. While the heroes fled, Arcadius erected a new Negative Zone barrier around Attilan, trapping all the Inhumans inside as the Terrigen Mists began to rupture. [155] The Inhuman royal family soon realized that Black Bolt's tuning fork was seriously damaged in the battle and teleported away before Attilan was completely sealed off. They sought out Crystal who was still a member of the Avengers in the hopes that they could repair Bolt's tuning fork. Their travels through New York were impeded by Arcadius, who used his powers to animate states to try and thwart their progress, but they were rescued by Crystal and Quicksilver and taken to Avengers Mansion. There Black Bolt was examined by the Avenger known as Giant-Man, who was unfortunately unable to make the needed repairs. [156] The Inhumans then moved Black Bolt to Colorado to keep him away from populated areas while his sanity began to deteriorate. Upon learning that Mister Fantastic was found alive and well, the Inhumans sought his aid. With the aid of the Fantastic Four and the Sub-Mariner, the Inhumans managed to subdue Black Bolt and take him back to the Four Freedoms Plaza for treatment.[157] While Bolt's life hung in the balance, Mister Fantastic performed the life saving surgery that Blackagar needed to repair his tuning fork, restoring his sanity. [158][159]

Atlantean Attilan

After his recovery, Karnak and his family came to the aid of the Fantastic Four during the Onslaught crisis, helping the team fend off constructs of their greatest foes created by Onslaught who had kidnapped Franklin Richards and was manipulating his abilities.[160] The Fantastic Four and the Avengers (including Crystal) later seemingly sacrificed their lives to destroy Onslaught. [161] Unknown to all, Franklin Richards saved their lives by transporting these heroes to a pocket universe on a world later dubbed Counter-Earth where they lived parallel lives for months.[162] During the time that Gorgon and the rest of the family believed Crystal to be dead, they apparently found a means of disabling the Negative Zone barrier and return to Attilan. It was around this time that Ahura began showing signs of insanity and the Genetics Council deemed the boy a danger to Inhuman society. With no choice, Black Bolt and Medusa were forced to give up their son and were forbidden from seeing him again. Apparently at this point the royal family were partially restored to power. Although they were viewed as monarchs of the realm and had some governing power, it was apparently at the approval or in conjunction to the ruling council.[163]

When Crystal finally returned from her time on Counter-Earth,[164] Karnak and his family were briefly attacked by Thanos who was causing vegetation to grow rampantly across the universe with technology stolen from the Savage Land. [165] Thanos was eventually defeated by the jungle adventurer known as Ka-Zar. [166] Crystal soon reunited with her husband and invited him back to Attilan. Karnak did little to disguise his disdain toward Quicksilver, pointing out that he always caused problems for his family. Later Black Bolt presided of the most recent Terrigenesis, however the ceremony was disrupted by Quicksilver who unknown to all—was being mentally manipulated by Maximus once again. While trying to flee with a supply of the Terrigen Mists, Quicksilver was subdued by Black Bolt and the others. [167] Realizing what was going on, Black Bolt went to confront his mad brother only to discover he was having his powers boosted by the Fabian Cortez a member of the Magneto's Acolytes who was sent to Attilan under orders from their leader Exodus who found the Inhumans an affront to the mutant race. Maximus then enthralled Black Bolt and most of the royal family, putting Luna's life at risk. Quicksilver broke out of his cell but was forced to face off against Black Bolt. [168] Quicksilver was saved from Black Bolt's destructive voice by his sister Hex powers. Eventually Karnak and his family shook off the mental control of Maximus, but had to battle both the Crimson Cadre and the Alpha Primitives while Maximus and Cortez attempted to unleash the Terrigen Mists into the Earth's atmosphere. Quicksilver prevented this from happening and Cortez fled, leaving Black Bolt to knock out his brother and imprison him once more. [169]

Karnak was later present when Phadros as he had his pregnant wife Thera exposed to the Terrigen Mists. At first it seemed as though the child was born without powers, but unknown to them it formed a bond with Vindicator of the Canadian super-hero team known as Alpha Flight. It was also causing earthquakes in the region. Black Bolt and his people welcomed Heather to their sanctuary, and later welcomed her teammates when they came looking for her. They soon realized the child of Phadros and Thera had the power to control mater with his mind when it animated a statue of Randac and made it go on a rampage. While Black Bolt mentally calmed the child and taught it to control his powers, Alpha Flight and the royal family brought down the wayward statue. Realizing she could not abandon her team to live in Attilan, Vindicator returned with them back to Canada.[170] It's possibly around this time that Black Bolt faced the cosmic being known as Vortex, although this battle is largely unrecorded.[171]

War with Portugal

At some point after this, Karnak changed his appearance, getting facial tattoos created by a lowly Inhuman named Belial Toiven.[172] Eventually a new barrier was erected around Attilan to protected to isolate it from the outside world and keep the pollutants of the outside world out. Black Bolt soon became increasingly uneasy by the appearance of corporate interests that began mining the nearby ruins of Atlantis for Vibranium with backing from the Portuguese army. Black Bolt also became increasingly uneasy as he suspected his brother might be up to a new scheme, and the internal bickering among his family members. [173] Black Bolt later presided over the Terrigenesis of the youthful Inhumans Neifi, Tonaja, Dewoz, Nahrees, Kalikya, and Dinu. The celebration was marred when Dewoz's transformation turned him into an Alpha Primitive, much to the horror of those gathered. Dewoz was then remanded to the caverns below Attilan with the rest of the Alpha Primitives, leaving none aware that this transformation was orchestrated by Maximus in another one of his schemes to destroy his brother and take over the Inhuman throne. [174]

Karnak investigated the issue of Dewoz being transformed into an Alpha Primitive, leaving the rest of the family to wonder if this sudden creation could spell the end of their civilization. Meanwhile, Dewoze—endowed with strange teleportation powers—used his abilities to help Maximus slowly bring about his plan in secret. [175] The Inhumans presence also began to be known to the outside world which was getting increasingly more fearful of the enigmatic Inhumans. Suspecting that Maximus might be up to something, Gorgon and Karnak questioned him only to learn nothing. As Bolt pondered over problems, Maximus began working with former Russian spy Colonel Stalyenko to launch an attack on Attilan.[176] When the attacks started, the Inhumans were protected by the force field around their city. When Gorgon demanded that they deal with the humans, he was shocked to find that Black Bolt refused to act in any way but a defensive manner. Bolt later sent Mendicus to the United Nations to seek their aid in stopping the attack. This proved to be a fruitless endeavor as the UN sided with the Inhumans but refused to get involved. Worse still, American officials passed on a statue of Abraham Lincoln as a gift to the Inhumans that had a concealed device to further compromise their kingdom—yet another wrinkle in Maximus' mad scheme. Soon the continued artillery attacks and a lightning storm brought the barrier down upon Attilan. [177] As the Portugese soldiers began breaching the kingdom, Karnak waited patiently as Black Bolt began considering their options. [171]

Karnak (Earth-616) subduing Gorgon from Inhumans Vol 2 10

Karnak subduing Gorgon. [178]

Karnak witnessed as the Genetics Council later allowed Timberus the right to avenge the death of his brother, but ordered him not to kill anyone but the man responsible. Bolt then had the Inhuman army mobilized but only on the defensive, having their telekinetics put up a new barrier to keep their attackers at bay. During the ensuing confusion, Maximus kidnapped Medusa and held her prisoner in the Alpha Primitives domain, demanding that Black Bolt surrender to his fate, using his resources to shut down all of Attilan's technology. [172] Karnak soon learned that the fault line that ran under Attilan was at risk of collapse. As his people continued to lose faith in him and their attackers pressed on, Black Bolt began formulating the final gambit to deal with the invaders Meanwhile, fully unaware of Black Bolt's plans, Gorgon began giving into despair and getting drunk. [179] As the royal family continued to pressure Black Bolt into acting, he sent Triton to the Sub-Mariner to try and gain his aid in defending Attilan. However it appeared that Namor was uninterested and only sought to reclaim his former kingdom.[180] As Gorgon began losing his temper, he tried to get his cousins to side with him, when he tried to take his anger out on Karnak, the warrior was able to deflect and subdue Gorgon. Black Bolt still waited for his piece of his plan to fall into place. [178]

As it turned out, Black Bolt was well aware of the schemes that were being played against him and was secretly plotting a means to victory by first tricking his enemies into thinking they had won. When Medusa managed to reactivate Attilan's systems, Black Bolt had Karnak rig a device to Lockjaw that would allow the entire nation of Attilan to be teleported along with him. By this point Dewoz had broken free from Maximus' control and Black Bolt gave him shelter before confronting his brother. Maximus quickly surrendered to his brother, and Medusa was freed. It was finally then that Black Bolt's master plan was revealed: he was going to destroy Attilan. [181] After Karnak and Gorgon broke the fault lines along Attilan, Bolt had Crystal use her elemental powers to cause massive volcanic upheaval causing Atlantis to sink once more. In the ensuing chaos, Black Bolt had Lockjaw teleport Attilan back to its previous location hidden in the Himalayan Mountains. Although this was a victory, the loss of lives and secrecy surrounding Black Bolt's plan to save his people caused much tension between the other members of the House of Agon. [182]

Kree Assassin

Following their return to the Himalayan Mountains, Black Bolt security within Attilan increased. This extra vigilance proved to be useless against the Kree soldier known as Ronan the Accuser who managed to enslave the Inhumans overnight with his army of warriors. Ronan intended to reign in the Inhumans as cannon fodder for the Kree and use them to destabilize the Shi'ar empire that ruled over his people. To this end, Triton and his people were enslaved and Attilan was converted into a massive warship that was then taken out into space. [183] Finding a Shi'ar vessel, Ronan set the Inhumans to attack it for the purposes of having Karnak and Triton infiltrate the ship when the battle ended. He then sent Bolt, Medusa and Gorgon to a world where the Shi'ar and the Spartoi were going to conduct a symbolic wedding between their two empires for the purposes of assassinating Shi'ar empress Lilandra Neramani. Their arrival on world was met with a trader named Shakati who helped the three Inhumans blend in as Kree refugees. Meanwhile, Karnak and Triton were rescued by the Shi'ar, who believed them to be warriors of the empire. [184]

Triton and Karnak fought along side a precognative known as Delphos while battling for the Shi'ar. After helping quash a rebellion, Karnak and Triton were seemingly invited into the ranks of the Shi'ar's supreme guardians known as the Imperial Guard. [185] They arrived on the day of the big wedding and were among the Imperial Guards men when Lilandra arrived. They were soon reunited with Black Bolt, Medusa, and Gorgon when they attempted to assassinate Lilandra. But as it turned out, "Lilandra" turned out to be the Imperial Guards resident shapechanger Hobgoblin who sacrificed his life to save his queen. Black Bolt and his family then teleported away using the Nega-Bands given to Triton to facilitate a hasty retreat. Back aboard Attilan, Black Bolt challenged Ronan to an honor duel for the freedom of his people. Although Black Bolt won the battle, he was shocked to learn that his people did not want to return to Earth, instead choosing the lives of warriors. While Black Bolt and the House of Agon returned to Earth, the rest of the Inhumans ventured off into space with Ronan to face their destiny among the stars. [186]

Return to the Moon

Karnak and his family returned to New York where they appeared before the United Nations to seek asylum on Earth. There they were attacked by bounty hunters sent after them to avenge the death of Hobgoblin. The attack was thwarted by the arrival of the Fantastic Four and the aliens were seemingly slain by orbital defense weapons while they tried to flee. Upon their arrival, the Inhumans soon became subject to increase prejudice instigated by the Hidden Ones, an Inhuman/human hybrids who hid among the world's governments who feared that the Inhumans return would lead to their own exposure. [187] When the Inhumans later appeared at a press conference at the Baxter Building, the Hidden Ones used their powers to throw the media into a xenophobic frenzy and later formed a mob outside the Fantastic Four's headquarters. Mister Fantastic tried to petition the United Nations to grant the Inhumans sanctuary, but no country would accept them except for Doctor Doom's Latveria. [188] Soon after, both Reed and Ben went missing and the Baxter Building was attacked by both an angry mob and an army of Guardsmen loyal to the Hidden Ones. To make matters worse, the Invisible Woman's pregnancy was threatening to kill her and her unborn child.[189] Black Bolt and the others looked over Sue as she struggled with her labor pains while the Human Torch sought out help for his sister. With no other choice, Johnny enlisted the aid of Doctor Doom who used a combination of sorcery and magic to save both Sue and her unborn child, whom he named Valeria. While Valeria was being born Mister Fantastic and the Thing defeated the Hidden Ones and exposed them to the world. With the crisis over, Doctor Doom offered Black Bolt and his family a chance to live in Latveria. Black Bolt refused, instead deciding to return the House of Agon to the moon where they began rebuilding Attilan. [190] Eventually the rest of the Inhumans returned to the moon as well. Although the circumstances of their return are unrecorded. [191]

Following another Terrigenesis celebration, [192] Black Bolt arranged for the youths Nahrees, Tonaja, Jolen, San, and Alaris to travel to Earth and attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a cultural exchange program in order to better relations between the Inhumans and baseline humanity. Karnak was present at the festivities. [193] Not long after this the New Avengers investigated the re-emergence of the superhero known as the Sentry, a superhero whose existence nobody could remember.[194] When they all looked into it, they were shocked to learn that the Sentry had ties to their lives,[195] They managed to track the hero down and try to help him, but Karnak and his family were among members of the New Avengers, and X-Men who had come to ensure that there was no danger.[196] As the X-Man known as Emma Frost began trying to repair the Sentry's mind, the heroes were attacked by the Void, the Sentry's dark side personified.[197] Eventually the Sentry's mind was restored to normal, ending the threat of the Void, whom the Sentry seemingly destroyed. [198] Karnak and his family later chased the Olympian demi-god Hercules from the moon when he attempted to battle Lockjaw as part of a reality television show that recreated the 12 labors of Hercules.[199]

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