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Gifted with the ability to turn her flesh into crystal, the young girl known as Kole found refuge beneath the Arctic Circle. There, she discovered an exotic Underworld and befriended a gentle caveman known as Gnarrk.
When the Titans discovered this strange land during a battle with Dr. Light, the teen heroes became fast friends. Dr. Light attempted to use Kole’s crystal form as a lens to increase his light-based powers exponentially. But the teen heroes banded together and it was “lights out” for Dr. Light once again.
After this adventure, Robin made both Kole and Gnarrk honorary Titans.
- In the comic book series, Kole fell in love with Jericho – who was not only a Titan but Slade’s son!
- In the comics, Gnarrk was romantically linked to the psychic Titan known as Lilith. In the animated series, Kole takes Lilith’s place as Gnarrk’s special friend.
- Tara Strong – voice of Kole – is also the voice of Raven.
Story Editor Amy Wolfram on Kole: “Both Kole and Gnarrk were two characters from our wish list of characters [we wanted to adapt for the series]. In developing this arc, and going around the world, we wanted to see some characters you wouldn’t normally see in the Titans’ world. Red Star was in exile; Kole and Gnarrk had taken themselves out of the world. ”
“[...] I think Glen [Murakami] and the artist had a lot to do with [how Kole's powers differed from the comic book version]. He wanted to use Kole, but one thing we did develop was her symbiotic relationship with Gnarrk. He could wield her as a club, and they would help each other. I know in the comics it’s a bit different; that Kole could create crystals and fly on them and do different things.
Kole first appeared as a prisoner of mad sun goddess Thia in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #7 . The gentle crystal spinner Kole Weathers gained powers as a by-product of her father’s bizarre experiments. Kole was rescued by the Titans and grew close to the Titan, Jericho, before her untimely demise in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12 . A mysterious woman named Kole later resurfaced in the TEAM TITANS series in the 1990s.
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Tara Strong as Kole
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