Personal Info:
Real Name: Tundra
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: North Western Territories, Canada
First Appearance: Alpha Flight Vol.11
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Great Beasts
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Alpha Flight
Enhanced Abilities: Tundra’s strength, agility and endurance are all at the maximum super human levels.
Body Armour: Tundra’s huge body gives him protection from physical and energy attacks.
Growth: Tundra draws mass from the land itself allowing him to continually grow.
Animal Control: Tundra has the ability to control all of the native animals of the North.
One thousand years ago, ancient powers were active in the north of Canada, powers that have spawned legends. The greatest of these powers were the gods of the Inuit people, and the Great Beasts. The Great Beasts warred among themselves, and would have destroyed the world, but the Inuit deities battled against them, and sealed them away from the Earth. In the end, Tundra, the Beast of Earth, also trapped the Inuit Gods so they could no longer interact with their mortal worshippers. It remained that way for a millennium.
As time wore on, the barriers began to weaken. It is rumoured that Nelvanna visited the earth in an avatar form at least once, during the 1940s, before she came to Richard Easton in the form of a beautiful maiden, offering to carry him away to her land for a short time, so she could conceive a child that could live permanently beyond the barrier and battle the Great Beasts should they re-emerge. Easton agreed, and Narya, also known as Snowbird, was conceived. Easton returned to Earth, though but a single night had passed for him, seven years had passed on earth. Furthermore, his interaction with the gods had driven Easton insane, though he had acquired much knowledge. Eventually, for reasons that may never be understood, Easton summoned the Great Beast Tundra.