The origins of the creature that would become known as KhLΘG are shrouded in legend and mystery. According to legend, "KhLΘG", which is a Navajo word meaning "enemy", started its existence as the shadow of Gitche Manitou, the "Great Spirit" in the lore of the Keewazi tribe. When his shadow tried to destroy all creation, Gitche Manitou cast his shadow out of the realm of life.

KhLΘG can only re-enter the world by taking the shape of things spoken aloud. He first attempted to return by taking the forms of the monster known as Orrgo, but was defeated by Keewazi father and son Chief Silent Fox and Will Wingfoot.

Later, KhLΘG took the form of a murderous shadow creature from an urban myth started by one Terry Szenics, but was opposed by Dr. Strange with the Eye of Agamotto. Soon after, KhLΘG was briefly encountered by The Human Torch and The Thing in the sewers of New York disguised as the Golden Gator. KhLΘG retreated from the fight when the street above the sewers began to collapse.[1]

Many years later, KhLΘG once again attacked the Keewazi people, this time kidnapping children in the form of the Sage-Wolf. KhLΘG was defeated by Will Wingfoot's son, Wyatt, after Wyatt recited the oral legend of the hoop snake, a creature that ate its own tail until it devoured itself completely. Dr. Strange then cast a spell to keep the creature at bay for a number of years.[2]


KhLΘG is a shapeshifter who can adopt the form of any character from fictional narratives. He has taken inspiration from published works of fiction, and urban legends.

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