Feathered Serpent
Feathered Serpent
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: Quetzalcoat, Kukulkan
Place Of Birth: Yucutan Peninsula
First Appearance: All-Star Squadron Vol.1 #5 (1982) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: General Saukel
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mexico
Grudges: All-Star Squadron
Creators: Rich Buckler and Roy Thomas
Enhanced Abilities: Feathered Serpent has super human strength, endurance and durability.
Mind Control: By occult means, the Feathered Serpent placed the entire sub-population of ethnically-pure Mexican Indians under his control and turned them violently against all of their Mestizo countrymen.
Flight: Feathered Serpent can fly fast enough to escape from Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Shining Knight's flying steed Winged Victory.
The self-styled Feathered Serpent claimed to have been born on the Yucatan Peninsula, and this may be true, but if so he was born to German parents. He was educated in the United States and Europe, between the World Wars, and became an archaeologist. Using heavy makeup to pass himself off as a Mexican Indian, he mounted an expedition and returned to Yucatan to search out the fabled Lost Pyramid of Kukulkan, and found it. Drawing on his extensive studies, he was able to enter the pyramid via a secret entrance near its apex, and within it he found a set of sacred vestments, hidden there by Moctezuma himself. He put these on, and suddenly found himself able to read the pictographs in the tomb. He could now speak and understand the Olmec, Toltec, Aztec, and Mayan languages. Immediately he ordered all the pure-blooded guides and bearers in his expedition to slaughter all of their Mestizo co-workers, and immediately they all obeyed. Strong and ancient magic was clearly at work here, so in this respect, at least, this false god was no fraud at all.
Amid the early chaos of the Second World War, Kukulkan formed an unstable and reluctant alliance with the German Ambassador to Mexico, and his military attaché General Saukel. With a detachment of soldiers and a team of secret agents, the Feathered Serpent undertook to kidnap American amateur archaeologist Shiera Saunders, and convey her to the Lost Pyramid, to be ritually slaughtered in a sacrificial ceremony. This evil deed would give him supernatural control over all pure-blooded Mexican Indians, whom he would then lead in a bloody revolution, overthrowing the elected government, and ruling as a divine king. This new Mayan Kingdom would immediately form an alliance with the Third Reich.
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