Personal Info:
Real Name: Kalibak
Also Known As: Kalibak the Cruel, The Scourge of Apokolips
Place Of Birth: Apokolips
First Appearance: The New Gods Vol.1 #1 (1971) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Darkseid, Desaad, Doctor Bedlam, Granny Goodness, Parademons, Steppenwolf, Virmin Vunderbarr
Group Affiliation: Member of Darkseid's ruling elite
Base Of Operations: Apokolips
Grudges: Orion
Creators: Jack Kirby
Gallery: Click
Kalibak is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter; this combined with his savagery makes him a deadly opponent. He is an expert with his Beta-club.
Enhanced Abilities: Kalibak is super humanly strong and can easily go toe-to-toe with Orion.
Invulnerability: Kalibak is virtually invulnerable to physical and energy attacks.
New God Physiology: Kalibak is a New God, New Gods have evolved due to their close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of Apokolips are stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance to the same.
Immortality: The New Gods, are functionally immortal, having ceased aging physically near the age of 30. Unless they fall in battle, they are immune to the ravages of time, and could easily live for thousands upon thousands of years.
Beta-Club: Kalibak carries a weapon called a Beta-Club. The club is virtually indestructible and can project force blasts as well as a “Nerve Beam” which can cause entire armies to feel agony.
Kalibak is the son of Darkseid, the ruler of the planet Apokolips, and the sorceress Suli, whom Darkseid secretly married against the wishes of his mother, Queen Heggra. After the birth of Kalibak, Heggra had the torturer Desaad poison Suli, and forced Darkseid to marry Tigra, who bore him a son, Orion. Kalibak was trained in Apokolip’s special powers force, while Orion was raised on the peaceful world of New Genesis.
Orion and Kalibak fought each other since childhood, under circumstances yet to be revealed. Kalibak has always resented Orion feeling his half-brother was always the favoured son. As an adult, Kalibak became known as “Kalibak the Cruel” and the “Scourge of Apokolips” for his savagery in battle and the horrors of his “Torment Chambers”.
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