Interesting facts about the King of Snakes: Nagraj

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24 Apr 2019

#ComicBytes: Know about Nagraj, first-ever superhero of Raj Comics

Nagraj is arguably India's very first superhero to appear in Raj Comics.

Created in 1986, Nagraj is inspired by Spider-Man and Superman.

He played a major role in the lives of Indian kids and is popularly known as the eliminator of terrorism.

Here is all you need to know about the King of Snakes who swings across the Mahanagar, saving his city from crime.

Origin

Nagraj is a man of morals who loves drinking milk

Nagraj is a man of morals who loves drinking milk

He was born in the ancient kingdom of Takshaknagar to its King Takshakraj and Queen Lalita.

A lot happened and he was sent to Earth where he started as a mindless killing machine but slowly became a symbol of hope.

Since he is like a snake, he loves drinking milk and because of his moral compass, is always looking out for people in need.

His Powers

He has millions of microscopic snakes living inside his body

Nagraj has a number of interesting powers that come from millions of microscopic snakes living inside his body.

Some of these (like Saudangi) have their own personalities and have helped Nagraj multiple times.

Nagraj can hypnotize others, shed his skin if it's damaged, shoot poison, can shapeshift, and has superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes.

He once created a black hole with Parmanu!

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Nagraj Multiverse

Did you know: There are three versions of Nagraj

Did you know: There are three versions of Nagraj

Raj Comics has its own multiverse featuring different iterations of Nagraj.

The first is named 'Nagraj' and follows the canon of the superhero we know and love.

The second one is 'Aatankharta Nagraj' where he travels to different parts of the world to fight and end terrorism.

The third, 'Narak Nashak Nagraj' has him fighting mystical beings like Vampires in a completely different attire.

Not a Copy

His appearance resembles Superman and one superpower akin to Spider-Man

Getting inspired by other characters is commonplace in the world of comics (Thanos is clearly based on Darkseid!)

Similarly, Nagraj's character design resembles Superman quite a bit. He even has an S-shaped tuft of hair.

The way he swings across his city is a homage to Spider-Man, except Nagraj uses snakes as ropes.

His mentor is Baba Gorakhnath and love-interest is Visarpi.

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Is Nagraj a unique Indian superhero or just a copy of Superman and Spiderman?

What are Nagraj's powers?

Does Nagraj have an alter-ego?

Is Nagraj a copy of Spider-Man?

Who is Nagraj's archenemy?

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Is Nagraj a unique Indian superhero or just a copy of Superman and Spiderman?

Asked 2019-04-24 20:11:18 by Karan Parmar

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Nagraj is definitely not a copy. Yes, he is inspired by various heroes but calling him a copy will be an injustice to the work his creators have put in. 'Naag and Naagin' stories have been a huge part of Indian mythology and Nagraj's character and powers are based on several such stories.

What are Nagraj's powers?

Asked 2019-04-24 12:42:57 by Trishla Vyas

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Nagraj can hypnotize others, shed his skin if it's damaged, shoot poison, can shapeshift, and has superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes.

Does Nagraj have an alter-ego?

Asked 2019-04-24 12:42:57 by Hansika Dasgupta

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He used to be known as Raj but gave away his identity during the 'Nagraj ke Baad' series.

Is Nagraj a copy of Spider-Man?

Asked 2019-04-24 12:42:57 by Dhruv Rangarajan

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No. But his swinging powers are inspired by Spider-Man. He has various other powers as well.

Who is Nagraj's archenemy?

Asked 2019-04-24 12:42:57 by Charvi Sarin

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His archenemies are Jaadugar Shakura: An evil sorcerer from an alien planet of immortal wizard dwarfs and Thodanga: A strange African creature who resembles a human, a turtle, and a rhinoceros.

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