Temüjin was born on 1167 in a small Mongol tribe. When he was 13 years old, he succeeded his father as the tribe leader. He led his tribe against two neighboring tribes and obtained the title of The Great Khan, later changing his name to Genghis Khan. In ten years, he unified all the Mongol tribes under his command, and in 1223 he commanded an empire from Iran to Korea.
As Khan, Temujin based the legitimacy of his power on a mandate from Tengri, the supreme skyfather of the Tenger (the Mongolian gods); however, it is unrevealed if the Tenger played any direct role in Temujin's military success. Temujin crafted a talisman known as the "Spirit Banner of Genghis Khan" by weaving the hair of his most loyal horse and tying it below the blade of his spear; this Spirit Banner was thought to harness Tengri's power and channel it into Temujin.
During his attempts to conquer China, he sought to obtain the Crown of Confucius that would make him absolute ruler of China. This attempt was thwarted by 1940s time traveler Tommy Tyme who tossed the crown down a supposedly bottomless pit before returning to his own time.
Genghis Khan and at least one hundred of his soldiers were catapulted to Dodge City in 1871 due to a temporal anomaly. He quickly organized a camp with twenty tents, and began campaigning to obtain valuable resources such as land or food. He found other time-traveling generals, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, and began a war with both of them. Due to the conflict, he lost one of his commanders. He ordered the construction of an arena in his camp so that his men and allies could fight for the honor.
Some time-traveling heroes went to visit the Khan. They wanted to warn him of an alien threat, the Krozzar, which could only be fought with an alliance between the three Human generals. Genghis Khan was interested in this, and offered the newcomers a chance to prove their worth in the arena combat and, later, in a ceremonial hunt. During the hunt, Genghis Khan was attacked by seven of Napoleon's horsemen, but the attack was repelled by the heroes. This impressed The Khan enough to allow a meeting with Alexander and Napoleon.
The three armies together and ready, led by the best military minds in history, were more than a match for Alzzan's alien forces. The Krozzar never managed to capture the needed route, not even after fifteen hours of non-stop battle. However, during this time, the superheroes sneaked into the Krozzar base and defused their only bomb. Eventually, the heroes managed to solve the time-crisis. Genghis Khan and all of his men returned home.
Around 1227 A.D., Genghis Khan and his army attacked a small village within range of K'un-Lun. Bei-Ming Tian, bearer of the mystical mantle of Iron Fist, confronted the invaders and slew Genghis Khan in battle.
Following Genghis Khan's death, a secret society steeped in advanced science and sorcery emerged that regarded itself as a perpetuation of Khan's Mongolian Empire. In each era, this society selected the most worthy descendant of Genghis Khan to serve as their new leader. Their most sacred talisman is the Spirit Banner of Genghis Khan, and only a true Khan can pluck the Spirit Banner from its flaming resting place, confirming his/her worthiness as their new leader. As the years passed, this secret society came to be known as the Atlas Foundation, and former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo currently serves as its leader.
Powers and Abilities
Wrestling, fencing, leadership
- 12 appearance(s) of Temujin (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Temujin (Earth-616)
- 14 mentions of Temujin (Earth-616)
- 3 image(s) of Temujin (Earth-616)