- You fought well, Lantern-- but none escape the Khund!
The Khund are a race orginated from their native planet Khundia and are predisposed to aggression. Because of their volatility, it is not uncommon for citizens to challenge one another to physical combat, likely to the death, for the slightest offense or insult.
Thousands of years ago, the Khund tribes were once at war with each other. However, the arrival of the creature later to be known as Doomsday changed that. They chose one warrior, Kobald, to lure Doomsday into a ship and get him away from their world. He succeeded and, with his dying breath, hoped that this action would unite their people and it did so.
The Khunds were among the races that allied with the Dominators and invaded Earth during the events of "Invasion!". The Khunds razed Melbourne, Australia, seeking to establish a beachhead in overrunning Earth. After Earth's superheroes routed this Dominion-led invasion, the humbled Khunds returned to their homeworld. For a thousand years, the Khunds remained confined to their own space. However, they reappear later during the 31st Century.
Khunds have two sexes, and live approximately 70 years, although the reds sometimes live up to 140 years and have an average lifespan of 95 years. They reach sexual maturity between 14 and 16 years of age, and can usually reproduce up to age 50 or so for women and 75 for men. Unlike humans, the males also cease to be capable of reproduction, though at a later age then women.
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Very aggressively violent and warmongering-based mentality.
- Intergalactic bounty hunter and mercenary Lobo reputes that his name literally means "he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it" in a Khundian dialect.