Ahura (Marvel)

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Ahura is a male comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.



Ahura Boltagon was the son of Black Bolt and the Lady Medusa who were Inhumans of the Royal Family of Attilan. He was conceived by his parents who approached the Genetics Council with permission to have the child. However, the members of the Council refused her permission and she was denied the chance to give birth the child despite her pleas. Such was the position of the Council that even her husband King Black Bolt could not circumvent their decision. This resulted in an estrangement between Ahura's parents and his mother decided to flee the Moon for Earth alongside those sympathetic to her cause as she gave birth to her son. Thus, Ahura was born in secrecy and as they decided their next course of action the Inhumans came under attack from a creature of the elements in the region. In the resultant fight, Medusa was injured where during this moment the newborn child manifested a power similar to his father that destroyed the danger that threatened his mother. Afterwards, Black Bolt's brother Maximus managed to convince Medusa to return to Attilan and told her that now the child was born that the Council could not affect them. After re-uniting with Black Bolt, the parents decided to show their child to the Genetics Council as Ahura's father felt nothing but love upon seeing his son. The boy was present to the Genetics Council who asked Medusa to give him up as the physicians needed to examine him. However, in reality, they separated Ahura from his parents who was denied the chance to see their son again. At this point, the Genetics Council had been in contact with an ally on Earth who offered them certain technologies that they desired for their own goals. In exchange, their Earth-based ally requested a child of Inhuman descent and the Genetics Council traded Ahura to him for the technology. The transport departed the Moon for Earth where an incident caused it to crash on the surface which killed all its occupants except for the child. (Fantastic Four Unlimited v1 #2)

He was found by a childless couple and named "Pope". He grew unnaturally quickly and it was in this period that his "evil eye" power replaced his vocal powers. He was put in danger after the local townspeople mistakenly believed that he had maliciously killed a goat with his powers. Gorgon, Karnak, Daredevil, Brandy Ash and Number Nine came to rescue him, though their goodwill mission was interrupted by the demonic Blackheart. The entire group was taken to Hell. Although Brandy is murdered by Mephisto in the escape, Ahura is able to see Brandy's spirit form.

Back on the moon, he was taken by the Genetics Council for the leader's own purposes. With the help of his family, he was able to overcome the corrupt Chief Justice who had been stealing his power.

His existence seems overlooked in the Son of M series. Crystal demands the Inhumans go to Earth and retrieve her daughter, Luna. Medusa and Black Bolt refuse to intervene, to which Crystal bitterly retorts that they would understand if they had children. Medusa then looks upon Crystal silently with contempt.

However, Silent War reveals that Ahura has been locked away for years because he is afflicted with the same madness as his uncle, Maximus. As his powers grew, so did his insanity. The Genetics Council of Attilan deemed him too dangerous and he was taken to the Pacifiers to suppress his powers. They were unable to treat his mental illness. Black Bolt forbade Medusa to see him but she visits him twice. The first time, Ahura chastised her for allowing this to happen to him. On Medusa's second (and most recent) visit, it was revealed that years with the Pacifiers have taken away Ahura's anger and violence, but left him in an over-sedated state. Medusa than asked permission of Black Bolt to use Luna to attempt to heal his mind, but he flatly refused.<ref>Silent War #4</ref> Maximus freed Ahura and instructed Luna to remove his mental blocks as she did on Maximus.<ref>Silent War #5</ref>

When it came to the Secret Invasion, Ahura was later revealed to have been captured by the Skrulls who replaced the boy with a Skrull agent. Eventually the Skrull Ahura was defeated by Maximus.<ref>Secret Invasion: Inhumans #2</ref> Ahura was held captive on Skrull ship, watched by a Skrull whose powers were specifically designed to neutralize telepathy. Ahura was forced to watch as Black Bolt underwent torture by the Skrulls attempting to steal his destructive potential. A rogue Inhumans strike force, led by his mother, rescued them both and the Skrull ship was neutralised.<ref>Secret Invasion: Inhumans #4</ref> During War of Kings, Ahura is mentally stable.<ref>War of Kings #1–6</ref>

At his mother's behest, Ahura is later enrolled as a student at the Future Foundation.<ref>FF (vol. 2) #5</ref>

During Infinity, Black Bolt sends his son away before he destroys Attilan and releases the terrigen mists across the world to reveal the Inhuman hybrids throughout humanity. Black Bolt later travels to the fortress of Kang the Conqueror, where he sent Ahura. There, Ahura has been under the care of Kang. Ahura is mad at his father for sending him away to one of their enemies and destroying Attilan, claiming that Kang has been a better father than Black Bolt ever was. Black Bolt quickly releases a small capsule of terrigen mist, activating Ahura's terrigenesis. While Ahura is going through his transformation, Black Bolt asks Kang to take Ahura out of the timeline to save him from the coming timedeath of the universe. Kang says he will only do so if Ahura remains in his care forever. Even if they are to survive the coming death of the universe, Ahura will remain Kang's. Black Bolt agrees, and Kang takes Ahura away.


Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

Exposure to the Terrigen Mists was said to had changed him and caused Ahura quickly. (Fantastic Four Unlimited v1 #2)

As a baby, he seemingly manifested a power similar to his father where his voice manifested creating a powerful sonic attack. However, this ability seemingly evolved mysteriously from the sonic to psionic where he manifested a power called the Evil Eye that caused a living being to die when used on them. (Fantastic Four Unlimited v1 #2) He could also control the mind of another with his thoughts such as by using compulsions to enact a command. (Secret Invasion: Inhumans v1 #4)

Following Terrigenesis, he gained the ability to generate psychic ghosts that were pieces of his soul where initially could barely generate a single one. (Uncanny Avengers v1 #3) He came to develop his abilities allowing him to create four psychic ghosts at a moment. (Uncanny Avengers v1 #12) Injuries to the ghosts could see the pain backfiring on Ahura and hurting him in the process. (Uncanny Avengers v1 #3)


  • Ahura was created by Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins where he made his first appearance in Marvel Graphic Novel v1 #39 (December, 1988).

Alternate Versions

  • In the Earth X/Universe X/Paradise X series, the grown up Ahura becomes the Black Knight, heir to Captain Britain, ruler of Britain.
  • In Uncanny Avengers v1 #3 (2015), an alternate version of Ahura was shown who grew up as the adoptive son of Kang. He was dispatched by his master to eliminate the ancestors of the Inhumans but later came to kill Kang and usurp his place. He had developed his psychic ghosts to create a small army of them and they could be used to possess a person's body.


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