Real Name: Dar
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Enemies: Maax, Maax's witches
Known Relatives: Zed (father, deceased), unidentified mother, unidentified foster father
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Beastmaster (1982)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled swordsman, able to talk to animals.
History: Having been banished by King Zed, the evil priest Maax sought revenge by targeting Zed's unborn son, having one of trio of witches steal the child right out of his mother's womb. Before she could slay the child, she herself was killed by a hunter, who, unaware of his origins, adopted the child. Dar, as he was named by his foster father, showed at a young age that he could talk to animals, a skill which proved invaluable when Maax finally located him and wiped out his foster father's village, missing only Dar and the girl Kira. The now adult Dar and his animal friends sought out Maax, and slew him.
Comments: Created by Andre Norton. The original literary version of the character is a soldier in a futuristic world, and the film's fantasy trappings probably owe more to the then-recent success of the Conan The Barbarian movie.
Played by Marc Singer in the original movie series.
Thanks to Kelvin Green for information regarding the original literary appearance of Beastmaster.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Beast Man, foe of He-Man
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to US Independents Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.