The Religious Affiliation of
The Priest of Kung

Religion: Buddhist priest CBR Scale: D

Name: The Priest of Kung

Classification: supporting character supporting character   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel Timely

First Appearance: Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1940): "The Blooded Ruby of Chung"

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: The Temple of Kung

Location: Asia

Race: Asian

Gender: male

Note: head priest in Temple of Kung

In the first appearance of "Dakor the Magician," Dakor became involved in a case that involved a stolen ruby. The ruby was highly-valued and people had been murdered for it. Dakor ended up finding the ruby. He returned it to the place it belonged - the Temple of Kung, where it was regarded as a very sacred object for many years by the followers there.

While returning the ruby, the Priest of Kung (apparently the lead priest, or at least a high-ranking priest in the Temple of Kung) saw Dakor. He ordered the other followers in Temple of Kung to attack Dakor.

The Priest of Kung was not a villain, however. He simply thought that Dakor was a thief trying to steal the ruby or steal other items. Dakor was able to diffuse the situation by using his ventriloquism abilities. He made the idol of Kung (Buddha) appear to speak, and told the followers: "Harm not the white man. He is your friend. Kung commands!"

The Priest of Kung and the other followers allowed Dakor to leave unharmed.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1940): "The Blooded Ruby of Chung" (cameo)

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