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The H’San Natall

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Pylon – aka N’Takki – is revealed as a H’San Natall in the pages of TEEN TITANS #23 [1998]

History


Breeding Contempt

A dangerous and dominating alien race, the H’San Natall’s sphere of conquered planets numbers in the thousands. To achieve such influence, they have used brutal bio-genetic tactics in their invasion plans. Years ago, the H’San Natall enslaved a group of Psion scientists who performed a number of genetic experiments. One result was the bio-engineering of elite warriors, including the shape-shifting bounty hunter known as Jugular.

The H’San Natall also employed breeding experiments as part of their devious invasion plans. Years ago, they abducted nine earth women for scientific testing and impregnation. All but one of these women (who would later become Queen) were released with their memories wiped clean. Nine months later, on June 21st, the H’San Natall alien-human hybrids were born. These children were a new breed of sleeper agents, as their amazing powers lay dormant until their sixteenth birthdays.

On the day of their sixteenth birthdays, the H’San Natall  planned to abduct the children and bring them back to the planet Titan for mental conditioning. After that, they would return to battle meta-humans of earth, defeating them before the H’San Natall would arrive to conquer the planet. The H’San Natall were only successful in capturing three of their agents: Isaiah Crockett, Toni Monetti and Cody Discoll.  Just before Crockett was abducted, the Atom was caught in the energy stream and was transported as well. Once on the alien ship, they met and rescued another alien-human hybrid female, who had been raised in a virtual reality environment.

The group of teenagers were able to escape the aliens and return to earth, eluding the bounty hunter Jugular in the process. Equipped with amazing powers and free of their alien captors, the youths decided to band together as the newest group of Teen Titans.

ABOVE: Omen reveals the H’San Natall’s sinister plan.
BELOW: Prysm meets her parents: Her H’San Natall father, King Ch’Ah and human mother,
Queen Miraset in the pages of TEEN TITANS #24 [1998].

Veiled Threats

But even on earth, the Teen Titans were not safe from the H’San Natall’s sinister grasp. There, the conquering extraterrestrials used as anti-alien group known as The Veil as a front for their true objectives.

On the outside, the Veil was an organization with one goal: Eliminate all alien influence from the planet earth. In actuality, its leader Pylon was N’Takki, a warrior caste member of the H’San Natall. N’Takki also assumed the role of Congressman aide, Garrison James. Using these false identites, N’Takki was able to completely discredit the Teen Titans.

The defeated Teen Titans were captured and brought to a H’San Natall ship for reprogramming, as the aliens resumed their invasion plans. It was at this time Prysm discovered that her mother, known as Queen Miraset, was alive and living among the H’San Natall. Prysm also met her father, King Ch’ah, who had a glasslike appearance similar to Prysm. Eventually, the Titans – with the help of Superman  – were able to talk the H’San Natall out of any further acts of aggression.

The Teen Titans returned to earth, but Prysm and Fringe elected to remain in space with the H’San Natall.

 

Notes


Culture: The H’San Natall society is composed of different classes, including but not limited to Technocrats, Workers, The Warrior Class and the Ruling Class. Not all H’San Natall look alike. N’Takki (also known as Pylon) is part of the warrior cast, and has rough leathery gray skin with horns protruding. Prysm’s father, King Ch’Ah of the H’San Natall, resembles Prysm in appearance; His outer skin is glasslike and reflective to light. It is unknown what other members of the H’San Natall look like.

Sleeper agents: Nine children were meant to be a new breed of sleeper agents. Their powers lay dormant until their sixteenth birthdays. The only agents accounted for are: Risk, Argent, Joto, Prysm, Fringe and Scorcher (of Dark Nemesis), leaving three H’San Natall/human hybrids unaccounted for.

 

Essential Reading


Teen Titans #1-3 [1996]: This new ongoing series takes off at full speed with “Titan’s Children,” Parts 1-3: A sinister alien experiment reaches its climax as five human teenagers all go “meta” at once — living weapons in a fiendish plot to conquer Earth. Only the rejuvenated Atom can break the aliens’ hold on Prism, Risk, Argent, and Joto, forging them into a cohesive fighting machine to battle the extraterrestrial threat. After avoiding capture, these teenagers are taken in by Loren Jupiter and the mysterious Omen and become the new Teen Titans. First appearance of Argent, Risk, Joto & Prysm in issue #1. First appearance of H’San Natall in issue #1.
Teen Titans #21-24 [1998] Four-Part “Titans Hunt”: The final TITANS storyline by writer/artist Dan Jurgens. Deathstroke hunts the Titans and delivers them to the H’San Natall. Once there, Prysm discovers her mother, known as Queen Miraset, is alive and living among the H’San Natall. Prysm also meets her father, Ch’ah, who has a glasslike appearance similar to Prysm. Pylon reveals the H’San Natall used a group called the Veil as a front for their objectives. On the outside, the Veil was an organization with one objective: Eliminate all alien influence from the planet earth. In actuality, its leader Pylon was a member of the H’San Natall. The Titans and Superman are able to talk to H’San Natall out of any further acts of aggression. The team also discovers that Joto is alive! They rescue him, but Prysm and Fringe elect to remain in space. The rest of the team return to earth but decide to go their separate ways and disband.

 


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