Karima Shapandar was once a police officer from India who was transformed into an Omega Prime Sentinel by Bolivar Trask. It all started when Karima was dispatched to look after Neal Shaara (who would later become known as Thunderbird). Neal was looking for his brother, Sanjit, who had gone missing researching some mysterious disappearances in Calcutta. A bond quickly developed between the two, and they were on the verge of beginning a romantic relationship when they were attacked and captured by Trask. Neal learned that Sanjit had become a Prime Sentinel, programmed to seek out and destroy mutants. Trask intended to do the same to Neal and Karima, but the morphing process catalyzed Neal's latent mutant power, which destroyed the building around him. Sanjit fought his programming long enough to disable the other Sentinels, but died in the process.
As Neal cradled Sanjit's body, Karima quietly told Neal to run. She had discovered that she was a Prime Sentinel; humans transformed into sentinels and set up as 'sleeper' agents, unaware of their programming until a nearby mutant activated them (as in Neal's usage of his mutant powers).
Neal refused, saying he loved Karima. Karima begged him to leave, saying she couldn't hold on much longer. Neal was forced to flee.
Back to human
Karima later resurfaced on the decimated mutant homeland of Genosha, where she encountered Charles Xavier and Magneto. The two were able to disable her Sentinel programming and restore her mind, but the technological modifications to her body remained. Despite disabling the programming together, Erik sabotaged it, making Karima join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Days of Future Past
After the events of the Days of Future Past storyline, her transformation into a Sentinel was undone.
Powers and Abilities
Former Powers (before Days of Future Past)
Prime/Omega Sentinel Technology: Karima was fitted with Prime/Omega Sentinel technology that grants her numerous abilities. Recent testings show that the majority of her nanobionics have been rendered impassive lately.
Former Abilities (before Days of Future Past)
|As a Prime Sentinel, had advanced cybernetic nanotech responsible for superhuman strength, resistance to injury and regenerative abilities, electrostatic poles mounted on her arms, flight, and a selection of unspecified weapons and mechanisms that retract into her body and cloaking devices.|
Former Strength (before Days of Future Past)
|Class 50+; Omega is able to lift 70 tons.|
Former Weaknesses (before Days of Future Past)
|Damaged memory core drive greatly limiting her technological capacity, every time she's possessed it only worsens her derezzed data stream.|
Former Equipment (before Days of Future Past)
|Complex Nanite Matrix, Life Support Nodes, internal CPU with satellite linkup, Searchlights, Electromagnetic & Microwave Emitters, rocket boosters Electrostatic Poles generating massive amounts of electrical energy.|
Former Transportation (before Days of Future Past)
Former Weapons (before Days of Future Past)
|Several projectile weapons including Plasma Knives, Armor Piercing Darts, Lasers, Volt-Casters, Sonic Disruptors, Neural Disruptors, Railguns, Extendable Finger Knives, Nitrogen & Flame Dispensing Weapons.|
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