The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: D'Bari religion CBR Scale: S

Name: D'Bari

Other Names: Dbari; Asparagus People; Medusas; The D'bari

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #4 (Mar. 1964): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, George Roussos (as George Bell)

Number of Appearances: 12

Enemy of: Phoenix

Type of Organization/Group: alien race

Planet: D'Bari IV

Note: green-skinned; planet destroyed by Dark Phoenix

The D'Bari are an alien race distinguished by their green skin and thick, long hair which resembles dreadlocks.

The best known members of the D'Bari race are Vuk (who was sometimes mistaken for the mythical Medusa during his long exile on Earth), Bzztl Gvyn (Vuk's son), and Tas'wzta (a member of the Nova Corps). Other D'Bari include K'hari and his lifemate G'aspix.

The D'Bari race was almost entirely wiped out when the cosmic entity known as the "Phoenix" (or Phoenix Force) wiped out their home planet. One of the few surviving D'Bari was Vuk, who was on Earth at the time of his home planet's destruction.

Vuk was often mistaken for Medusa because of the technology he had that let him turn people to stone, and also because of his long dreadlock-like hair, which may have appeared to be snakes when he was glimpsed in shadows.

Captain America encountered Vuk when he was first thawed out from the ice he had been trapped in since World War II.

Vuk eventually sought revenge against the Phoenix Force and Jean Grey for the destruction of the homeworld by the Phoenix. He became known as "Starhammer."

Very little is known about D'Bari religion and culture. The race as a whole is generally regarded as quite peaceful. However, after the destruction of their planet by the Dark Phoenix, the few remaining members of the D'Bari race generally felt vengeful toward the Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey, and Earth generally.

The D'Bari are known to be extremely phobic about contact with others. This is part of the reason that Vuk hid for thousands of years after he was stranded on Earth.

Number of group members listed below: 6

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D'Bari D'Bari supporting character group
CBR Scale: S D'Bari religion
[green-skinned; planet destroyed by Dark Phoenix] Marvel 12
G'aspix villain
CBR Scale: R D'Bari religion
[among D'Bari who set up Death's Head/Hulk challenge]
Marvel UK 1
Bzztl Gvyn supporting character
[son of Vuk, last-surviving D'Bari]
Marvel 3
K'hari supporting character
CBR Scale: R D'Bari religion
[killed, mounted on display by alien hunter Tyrus Krill]
Marvel 2
Tas'Wzta hero
CBR Scale: R D'Bari religion
D'Bari; Nova Corps Marvel 2
Vuk Vuk villain
CBR Scale: R D'Bari religion
[turned Avengers to stone after Cap first thawed from ice]
Marvel 11

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This character is in the following 21 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers (vol. 1) #4 (Mar. 1964): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
Captain America (vol. 1) #400 (May 1992): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
Marvel Heroes
The Sensational She-Hulk
The Uncanny X-Men
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (Sep. 2010)

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