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Bar-Atu in Kong: Gods of Skull Island
Species Human
Nationality Tagatu
Occupation Atu Shaman
First appearance Kong: King of Skull Island
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Bar-Atu is an Atu shaman who debuted in the 2005 novel Kong: King of Skull Island, and also appeared in the 2017 graphic novel Kong: Gods of Skull Island.


Kong: King of Skull Island

Kong: Gods of Skull Island

In 1912, a group of outsiders came to Skull Island. Bar-Atu and a group of warriors apprehended them on the beach, and Bar-Atu proposed they be given to Kong, but before he could put his plan into action, the Storyteller came to tell them to stop. Bar-Atu walked away claiming that if Kong did not take them, the island would.

The following night, Bar-Atu gathered his Church of Kong. They partook in smoking a black vine that grew on the border wall and told tales of Kong. Long ago, an evil wizard came to Skull Island to use his magic to kill Kong. He created golems of flight, fire, stone, and steel. Kong easily slayed them all. The wizard then resurrected the bones of Kong's ancestors, but Kong put them back into the ground, and the wizard with them. One hundred years later, white slavers from the outside came to the island and killed many of the Tagatu warriors before the Pteranodons began to attack them and the Sea Creatures destroyed their slave ships, pushing them back into the jungles where Kong and the Deathrunners came for him.

When Kong was still young, he was kidnapped by a giant worm that came from underground. His mother went to save him, and during the time when they were gone, the Church of Kong became the Church of The Worm. However, underground, Kong and his mother defeated The Worm, and re-emerged. While telling this story, one of the outsiders, named James Copland, sent a disfigured boy named Kupak to the front of the congregation to preach about their foreign god. Kupak's father rose from the crowd and beat his son. As a punishment for this, Bar-Atu and his followers burned the intruders' camp and church, as they tied up Copland and banished him and his followers to the other side of the wall.


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