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Master Khan
Real Name: Khan
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Khan has magical powers, enabling him to distort reality, levitate and shrink objects and beings. He can alter his appearance and possibly transform into non-human forms. He can form shields, fire energy blasts, and cast magical spells, calling on the mystic principalities, such as Cyttorak, the Faltine, and Raggadorr, for power. He apparently derives power from the worship of the people of K'un-Lun.

Under certain circumstances, usually requiring outside assistance via an item of arcane power (such as the Jade Tiger, the Jade Crystal, and the Power Gem of Quon), Khan can travel between dimensions, specifically between Earth and K'un-Lun.

Within the shared universe of that company's publications, Master Khan is a sinister sorcerer "god" of K'un-L'un who demands human blood sacrifices from his worshippers.

Khan was a notable adversary early in Iron Fist's career, fighting Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Colleen Wing, and Misty Knight on numerous occasions. When Khan stole the Sons of the Tiger's tiger talismans, he badly injured Bob Diamond.

Later, when Iron Fist contracted radiation poisoning, Luke Cage took him to K'un-L'un for treatment. While there, Iron Fist was secretly replaced by a doppelganger of the plantlike H'ylthri race, K'un-Lun's ancient enemies. Soon after their return to the outside world, the doppelganger is destroyed, pummeled by the alien Super-Skrull, as a result of a bizarre scheme engineered by Master Khan. Cage is blamed for the apparent murder of Iron Fist.

Namor traveled to K'un-L'un, where he found Iron Fist, who had been presumed dead for many months. While in stasis with the H'ylthri, Rand managed to focus his chi, curing the cancer. Returning to Earth and investigating the apparent invasion of Earth by the H'ylthri, Namor was forced to fight their captive, Wolverine. The battle was interrupted by Master Khan, who wiped Namor's memory and dumped him in the American Midwest.

Namor was missing for almost a year, until Namorita tracked him down using a psychic link to him she had recently discovered. Namor did not regain his memory until sometime afterward, when he was captured by Doctor Doom. The ship Doom had used to do so was then magically imprisoned in a bottle by Master Khan, who then assumed Namor's form and sold off much of Oracle's holdings. Namor soon broke the bottle and the spell, and killed Khan.


First Appearance: Strange Tales (1951) #77

Other Identities:
Tyrone King

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Iron Fist (1975)
Journey Into Mystery (1972)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Power Man and Iron Fist (1978)
Strange Tales (1951)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
Weird Wonder Tales (1973)

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