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* ''Inhumans'' vol. 1 (1975 -- 1977)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 2 (1998 -- 1999)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 3 (2000)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 4 (2003 -- 2004)

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* ''Inhumans'' ** vol. 3 (2000)
* ''Inhumans'' ** vol. 4 (2003 -- 2004)




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* ''ComicBook/{{Secret Warriors|2017}}'' vol. 2 (2017 -- present)

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* ''ComicBook/{{Secret Warriors|2017}}'' vol. 2 (2017 -- present)
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* BlasphemousBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''

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* BlasphemousBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''See BadassBoast, but taken [[SatanicArchetype in the other direction]].


* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: A HannibalLecture of a cultist in his solo series dismantles him and his worldview; His parents refusing him Terrigenesis as an infant because of what happened to Triton and sending him to the monastery has given him a complex. His StrawNihilist attitude is because he [[IJustWantToBeSpecial wants to be special]] but has internalized from his parents' decision and the teachings of the monastery a desire [[IJustWantToBeNormal to stay normal]] with the belief he's perfect the way he is but the cognitive dissonance makes him tears down others, whether they are actually special or believe themselves to be, because in fact what's special about him is taught and not unique. Essentially he's too afraid to decide for himself to undergo terrigenesis, rationalizes it to himself, and lashes out at everyone from the stress. Expanded on by the nameless painter in issue 5 of his first solo series.

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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: A HannibalLecture of a the nameless painter cultist in issue 5 of his solo series dismantles him and his worldview; His parents refusing him Terrigenesis as an infant because of what happened to Triton and sending him to the monastery has given him a complex. His StrawNihilist attitude is because he [[IJustWantToBeSpecial wants to be special]] but has internalized from his parents' decision and the teachings of the monastery a desire [[IJustWantToBeNormal to stay normal]] with the belief he's perfect the way he is but the cognitive dissonance makes him tears down others, whether they are actually special or believe themselves to be, because in fact what's special about him is taught and not unique. Essentially he's too afraid to decide for himself to undergo terrigenesis, rationalizes it to himself, and lashes out at everyone from the stress. Expanded on by the nameless painter in issue 5 of his first solo series.


[[caption-width-right:350:''[[DespairEventHorizon The fault in all things...]]'']]

-> ''"[[CrapsackWorld The world is broken]], Gorgon. [[HonestAdvisor I only force it to admit that]]."''

'''Karnak Mander-Azur''', best known mononymously as '''Karnak''', is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, first appearing in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #45 (dated December 1965).

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-> ''"[[CrapsackWorld The ''"The world is broken]], broken, Gorgon. [[HonestAdvisor I only force it to admit that]].that."''

'''Karnak Mander-Azur''', Karnak Mander-Azur, best known mononymously as '''Karnak''', Karnak, is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, first appearing in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #45 (dated December 1965).



** NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Discovered a weakness to death itself in order escape and inadvertently stop his wayward descendant.
* BadassBoast / BlasphemousBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''
* BadassNormal / CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was forbidden to undergo Terrigenesis due to how dangerous his powers would be, coupled with [[AdultFear what happened to his brother]]. However, he still has superhuman strength that all unaltered Inhumans have. He also trained in martial arts and is mentally disciplined enough to perceive flaws and weak points in almost any complex system.

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** NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Discovered a weakness to death itself in order escape and inadvertently stop his wayward descendant.
* BadassBoast / BlasphemousBoast: BadassBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''
* BadassNormal / CharlesAtlasSuperpower: BadassNormal: He was forbidden to undergo Terrigenesis due to how dangerous his powers would be, coupled with [[AdultFear what happened to his brother]]. However, he still has superhuman strength that all unaltered Inhumans have. He also trained in martial arts and is mentally disciplined enough to perceive flaws and weak points in almost any complex system.



* BlasphemousBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was forbidden to undergo Terrigenesis due to how dangerous his powers would be, coupled with [[AdultFear what happened to his brother]]. However, he still has superhuman strength that all unaltered Inhumans have. He also trained in martial arts and is mentally disciplined enough to perceive flaws and weak points in almost any complex system.



--> '''Karnak''': Mostly, I enjoy the feeling of power.

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--> '''Karnak''': '''Karnak:''' Mostly, I enjoy the feeling of power.



* FlawExploitation: The very premise of his [[BadassNormal Non-terragen bestowed]] facilities. Shows him using this to a much more lethal, if not sinister, degree in his own ongoing series as of late.

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* FlawExploitation: The very premise of his [[BadassNormal Non-terragen non-Terrigen bestowed]] facilities. Shows him using this to a much more lethal, if not sinister, degree in his own ongoing series as of late.



* GlowingEyes: On and off with him, usually his eyes are featureless with only rare instances of his pupils or irises and that's usually without his mask, seems after his new lease on life that this has become the norm for him.
** GlowingEyesOfDoom: Again a constant whether in or out of battle yet made all the more terrifying [[SlasherSmile when]] [[CurbstompBattle he's fighting]] [[MookHorrorShow dozens of enemies]] at once, or when he's [[BreakThemByTalking verbally deconstructing]] desperate people seeking help or feverish faith seekers who are enwrapped in false faith.

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* GlowingEyes: On and off with him, usually his eyes are featureless with only rare instances of his pupils or irises and that's usually without his mask, seems after his new lease on life that this has become the norm for him.
** GlowingEyesOfDoom: Again a constant whether in or out of battle yet made
him. Made all the more terrifying [[SlasherSmile when]] [[CurbstompBattle he's fighting]] [[MookHorrorShow dozens of enemies]] at once, or when he's [[BreakThemByTalking verbally deconstructing]] desperate people seeking help or feverish faith seekers who are enwrapped in false faith.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Knowing the weaknesses of anything and everything comes with it's perks.

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* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Discovered a weakness to death itself in order escape and inadvertently stop his wayward descendant.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Knowing the weaknesses of anything and everything comes with it's its perks.



* TheSmartGuy: Is Black Bolt's primary tactician (though Black Bolt himself is no slouch in that department).



* TookALevelInJerkass: A surprising (if not typical) twist stemming from his resurrection, is that he took to demoralizing a desperate family whose son had undergone Terrigenesis was abducted by another A.I.M offshot. All to simply teach that possessions are fleeting and using compassion as a cheap painkiller doesn't lessen the brutality of the world.
* TheSmartGuy: Is Black Bolt's primary tactician (though Black Bolt himself is no slouch in that department).

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* TookALevelInJerkass: A surprising (if not typical) twist stemming from his resurrection, is that he took to demoralizing a desperate family whose son had undergone Terrigenesis was abducted by another A.I.M offshot. All to simply teach that possessions are fleeting and using compassion as a cheap painkiller doesn't lessen the brutality of the world.
* TheSmartGuy: Is Black Bolt's primary tactician (though Black Bolt himself is no slouch in that department).
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[DespairEventHorizon The fault in all things...]]'']]

-> ''"[[CrapsackWorld The world is broken]], Gorgon. [[HonestAdvisor I only force it to admit that]]."''

'''Karnak Mander-Azur''', best known mononymously as '''Karnak''', is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby, first appearing in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #45 (dated December 1965).

Born to an Inhuman priest and his ocean biologist wife, Karnak is one of very few [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Inhumans]] who ''weren't'' exposed to Terrigen Mist as an adolescent. After his brother, Triton, was left unable to live outside of water because of his Terrigenesis, Karnak's parents pleaded with the Genetic Council to prevent their other son from meeting a similar fate.

As such, he was sent to his father's monastery, where he became skilled in martial arts and developed an ability to sense the weakest point in any given object or person. According to the time-displaced ComicBook/JeanGrey, he's the most dangerous of ''all'' Inhumans.

In the following years, he'd become further immersed in the greater MarvelUniverse, often in the context of the Fantastic Four. After Terrigen Mist [[ComicBook/{{Inhumanity}} was unleashed onto Earth]] by his cousin ComicBook/BlackBolt, Karnak killed himself by jumping off of [[ComicBook/IronMan Stark Tower]], citing his realization of "the fault in all things" as the main reason. But since {{death is cheap}}, he returned from the dead a few years later.

Following the [[ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen Inhuman-Mutant War]], Karnak (as well as his cousin, Ahura) elected to stay on Earth [[ComicBook/{{Royals}} while the rest of the royal family returned to space]]. During this time, he was recruited to join ComicBook/DaisyJohnson's new {{ComicBook/Secret Warriors|2017}}, working to protect Earth's Inhuman population from outside threats to their kind.

Karnak made his live-action debut on the Creator/{{ABC}} television series ''Series/{{Inhumans}}'', portrayed there by Creator/KenLeung. This version of the character largely resembles his comic book counterpart, with the exception that he was actually put through Terrigenesis as a youth, instead of developing his abilities through rigorous training and meditation.

Not to be confused with [[Series/TheTonightShow Carnac the Magnificent]].
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[[AC: Notable Comics]]
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 1 (1975 -- 1977)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 2 (1998 -- 1999)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 3 (2000)
* ''Inhumans'' vol. 4 (2003 -- 2004)
* ''ComicBook/SilentWar'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/WarOfKings'' (2009)
* ''ComicBook/{{Inhumanity}}'' (2014)
* ''ComicBook/CharlesSoulesInhumans'' (2014 -- 2017):
** ''Inhuman'' (2015)
** ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Inhumans: Attilan Rising]]'' (2015)
** ''Uncanny Inhumans'' (2015 -- 2017)
* ''Karnak'' (2015 -- 2017)
* ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'' (2016 -- 2017)
* ''ComicBook/{{Secret Warriors|2017}}'' vol. 2 (2017 -- present)

[[AC: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Inhumans}}'' (2017), portrayed by Creator/KenLeung

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fantastic Four|1978}}'' (1978) [[note]]episode: "Medusa and the Inhumans"[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' (1994)
* Creator/DisneyXD's WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse block:
** ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' (2014)
** ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2015 -- 2016)
** ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2016)
** ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' (2016 -- present)

[[AC: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' (added in 2016)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (added in 2016)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'' [[note]]NPC summoned by Lockjaw's "Royal Escort" ability[[/note]] (added in 2017)

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!! Karnak provides examples of the following tropes:
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He can detect the flaws in ''everything''. Buildings, people, philosophies, systems, life, if it exists, he knows its flaws and how to break it.
* BackFromTheDead: Fought his way out of a Limbo Dimension within his relative Lineage.
** NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Discovered a weakness to death itself in order escape and inadvertently stop his wayward descendant.
* BadassBoast / BlasphemousBoast: '''"Satan was just a story. I am Karnak."'''
* BadassNormal / CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was forbidden to undergo Terrigenesis due to how dangerous his powers would be, coupled with [[AdultFear what happened to his brother]]. However, he still has superhuman strength that all unaltered Inhumans have. He also trained in martial arts and is mentally disciplined enough to perceive flaws and weak points in almost any complex system.
* BadassPreacher: Attended a seminary, eventually becomes Magister of a holy parliament.
* BadassTeacher: He teaches other Inhumans on how their powers work.
* BareFistedMonk: He seldom ever relies on any form of weaponry, surprising given his [[AdvancedAncientHumans background]]. Though considering he can eradicate military/spy agency people singlehanded and demolish buildings with one sharp blow shows he's more than capable on his own.
* BerserkButton: Do not tell him you see ''his'' flaw.
* BloodKnight: Seems to have developed these tendencies after his new lease on life, showing a rather somber grin when Attacking an I.D.I.C. secret base by his lonesome.
* BreakThemByTalking: If he isn't assailing weakness physically he does it verbally.
* CameBackWrong: Played with, as Karnak was initially a soft spoken individual who really didn't care about social interaction (even amongst his own) let alone with other species. He was normally formal and courteous to others even while in combat usually refraining from killing even adversaries, but after his recent [[EscapedFromHell break from the hereafter]] its a possibility that he returned to life somewhat damaged at his core.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He explains to Ulysses that he employs torture as a tool often in the human world, even though he's aware that it's often not useful.
--> '''Karnak''': Mostly, I enjoy the feeling of power.
* DespairEventHorizon: Kills himself in ''Inhumanity''. Gets better (sort of).
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: One of the basis of his unique abilities beget through training, discipline and devotion. He has anatomical control over all of his physical extremities be they internal or external allowing him limited [[HealThyself self-repair]], heart rate control, etc.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: He can use the below trope to rupture your liver or literally make a knee cap ''explode'' from your leg with a finger poke.
* FlawExploitation: The very premise of his [[BadassNormal Non-terragen bestowed]] facilities. Shows him using this to a much more lethal, if not sinister, degree in his own ongoing series as of late.
* GlassCannon: Having the ability to break stuff does not mean he can't be broken himself, and he is susceptible to the same weaknesses any fighter would have, like surprise and swarm tactics.
* GlowingEyes: On and off with him, usually his eyes are featureless with only rare instances of his pupils or irises and that's usually without his mask, seems after his new lease on life that this has become the norm for him.
** GlowingEyesOfDoom: Again a constant whether in or out of battle yet made all the more terrifying [[SlasherSmile when]] [[CurbstompBattle he's fighting]] [[MookHorrorShow dozens of enemies]] at once, or when he's [[BreakThemByTalking verbally deconstructing]] desperate people seeking help or feverish faith seekers who are enwrapped in false faith.
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: Started sporting them after returning taking up residence as caretaker of a monastery.
* TheHermit: Inverted; he is the teacher and faithsayer of the Inhuman Tower of Wisdom after all.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: A HannibalLecture of a cultist in his solo series dismantles him and his worldview; His parents refusing him Terrigenesis as an infant because of what happened to Triton and sending him to the monastery has given him a complex. His StrawNihilist attitude is because he [[IJustWantToBeSpecial wants to be special]] but has internalized from his parents' decision and the teachings of the monastery a desire [[IJustWantToBeNormal to stay normal]] with the belief he's perfect the way he is but the cognitive dissonance makes him tears down others, whether they are actually special or believe themselves to be, because in fact what's special about him is taught and not unique. Essentially he's too afraid to decide for himself to undergo terrigenesis, rationalizes it to himself, and lashes out at everyone from the stress. Expanded on by the nameless painter in issue 5 of his first solo series.
-->'''The Painter:''' Magister, please, try to grasp this: [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Adam]] can only change people who want to change. And we all want to change. Because we all have flaws. Don't we? You have flaws. [[MisanthropeSupreme You hate people.]] [[VirtueIsWeakness You hate virtue.]] [[FantasticRacism You hate ability. You hate anything extraordinary about anyone.]] [[ShutUpHannibal Because you're not special.]]
* LogicalWeakness: Karnak can analyse and determine an opponent's weakness, but this does require him being able to utilize this information. So knowing the weaknesses of a telepath isn't much help when they can just knock him out without lifting a finger. He also needs to see to evaluate a weakness.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Definitely believes this to be true, due to being an enlightened hermit of faith.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Knowing the weaknesses of anything and everything comes with it's perks.
* RazorSharpHand: Naturally, as a killed martial artist.
* ShatterpointTap: His main ability. He has damaged ''Ultron'' with a precision strike.
* SherlockScan: Is capable of picking up on his enemies' attack patterns and discerning their weaknesses in seconds.
* TheStoic: In Coulson's own words, Karnak was never one to socialize within or without his own kind, and that was even before his suicide.
* StrawNihilist: Having unlocked the fullest nature of his abilities just before his demise didn't improve his [[SarcasmMode sunny outlook]], to him a stone's place in life weighs more in value than people who he compares to objects. According to his teachings he believes ''Nihilism is too sugar coated''.
-->'''Karnak:''' Friends. I must again leave you for a while, to engage the human world and secure our own future. While I am gone: consider the stone cairns on the ground floor of our Tower. Consider the stones as a visible manifestation of Blind Time. The stones cannot perceive us in any way. In a hundred generations of human life, they only grow more perfect. The stones matter more to the universe than you do. Even to a stone, you are nothing.
* TookALevelInBadass: When you can literally [[ToHellAndBack find a weakness]] within the hellish afterlife and exploit it to return from the hereafter, you definitely qualify.
* TookALevelInJerkass: A surprising (if not typical) twist stemming from his resurrection, is that he took to demoralizing a desperate family whose son had undergone Terrigenesis was abducted by another A.I.M offshot. All to simply teach that possessions are fleeting and using compassion as a cheap painkiller doesn't lessen the brutality of the world.
* TheSmartGuy: Is Black Bolt's primary tactician (though Black Bolt himself is no slouch in that department).

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