The Religious Affiliation of
Lord Dallan Rann

Religion: Microverse religion (Enigma Force; wore sacred armor; deified after martydom) CBR Scale: M

Name: Lord Dallan Rann

Other Names: Force Commander

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Micronauts (vol. 1) #7 (July 1979): "Adventure into Fear!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (mentioned) The Micronauts (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1979): "Homeworld!"; (seen) The Micronauts (vol. 1) #7 (July 1979): "Adventure into Fear!"

Creators: Michael Golden, Bill Mantlo, Joe Rubinstein

Number of Appearances: 4

Enemy of: Baron Karza

Planet: Homeworld, Microverse

Gender: male

Note: father of Arcturus Rann

Lord Dallan Rann was the regent of Homeworld, an important planet in the Microverse. He was the father of Arcturus Rann, a famous hero and member of the Micronauts.

There are many interesting religious aspects pertaining to the character of Dallan Rann. The character apparently had a significant role in the religion of his people. He wore the sacred "Force Commander" armor. After Dallan Rann was killed by the villainous Baron Karza, he was deified as a symbol of resistance to Karza's forces. In the first issue of the first Micronauts series, the Micronaut hero known as Argon summoned the Enigma Force, a cosmic/religious force worshipped by people in the Microverse. In answer to this summons or prayer, the Time Traveler appeared to Argon and his companion, Marionette. Later the Time Traveler manifest himself to Arcturus Rann, another Micronaut, and the son of Dallan Rann. After Marionette invoked the name of Dallan and his wife Sepsis, the Traveler explained that those two (Arcturus's parents) had been the first to oppose Baron Karza. The Time Traveler explained that although Dallan and Sepsis had been killed by Karza for their opposition to him, they have now been "deified" as symbols of the resistance. Arcturus Rann and his companions became he newly formed team of champions known as the Micronauts, and they vowed to continue the resistance of Dallan and Sepsis against Karza.

It is unclear whether Lord Dallan Rann himself ever used the alias "Force Commander." He did, however, wear the sacred armor which Argon adopted to become Force Commander.

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Micronauts

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