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Mokoshan
Mokoshan
Biographical information
Physical description
Species

Wolf man

Gender

Male

Hair color

Brown

Eye color

Black

Out of universe information
Era(s)

Archie

Publisher

Archie Comics

First appearance

Of Wolves and Men

Teachers and Students
  [Source]

Mokoshan was an Archie character that appeared in issue 67 "Of Wolves and Men" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures. He is a "wolf man" that would encounter the turtles, Ninjara, and April. He was the mate of Nei’Sha, which he lost at the hands of a hunter. He would eventually meet Ninjara who became very attracted to him. After separating from the turtles, he and Ninjara would eventually become mates. He was the father of Moka.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures

Mokoshan first appeared in issue 67, "Of Wolves and Men". He's shown in the beginning out in the Alaskan wilderness, enjoying the first snow of winter with his beloved mate Nei'Sha. As she was cried out a song to him, she's suddenly shot by hunters before his eyes. Stricken with grief, Mokoshan cries a howl of grief as he held her in his arms. His howl was carried over the wilderness by packs of wolves. Ninjara heard the cries and found them similar to her fox people.

In issue 68, "The Howling of Distant Tomorrow", he's very hostile to the group and continues to make threats. But he his threats decease when he sees Ninjara and becomes smitten by her appearance. He quickly dubs her "Moon-Eyes", complimenting her on her beauty. Naturally, Raph is uncomfortable and tries intervene. Mokoshan quickly vanishes but not before promising to see her again. Leaving Ninjara, equally smitten by his actions. Later through the camping trip, Ninjara admits she's intrigued by the him.

He would appear again after Ninjara is critically injured by a hunter, who shot her by accident. He comes to her aid, promising that his peoples' medicine could save her and quickly disappears with her. Though Raph tries to intervene the blizzard's harshness prevents him from going after her.

Later on in issue 69 (Twilight), Ninjara would awaken among Mokoshan's cave dwelling home. With a wolf-woman Revyen who was hinted to be very jealous of her, most likely hinting she wanted Mokoshan's attentions with his co-leader gone. When she painfully checks Ninjara's bandages and causes her to fall out and cry. Mokoshan quickly comes to her aid and kicks Revyen out. During the night, Mokoshan and his people peformed a service for his deceased mate and set body ablaze in a funeral pyre. Ninjara awoke to them howling Nei'Sha a farwell. When he explains whom the funeral was for, he later helps Ninjara back to her room as she was still groggy from her injuries.

In issue 70, "A Dusk, A Dawn", Mokoshan shows her around his villiage. He explains to her that only the Native Americans know of his tribe's existance because modern people wouldn't understand them. That his people and the Indians came to Alasak over an ice bridge many centuries. Ninjara realizes that her fox people and his are a common ancestry. As the day changes two begin to bond even closer. Unknown to her the turtles are still looking for her and that Raph had finally reached the villiage. But he had been found by a very jealous Revyen, who was set to start trouble for Ninjara (or perhaps break her bond with Mokoshan). When he instantly asks Ninjara's whereabouts, Revyen is quick to show him where she is, with Mokoshan.

Infuriated he smashes through the window and starts a fight with Mokoshan, though he has no interest to fight. Unknown to them, Revyen is sinisterly watching them fight. Before a victor can be determined, though, April and the Turtles come barreling through the briar patch with the polar bears hot behind them. Donatello asks Mokoshan to create diversion and the wolf-man sets the caribou free from their pen. As the caribou race off over the hills, the bears chase after them and abandon the village. Still weak, and made even weaker by all the action, Ninjara faints and Mokoshan quickly comes to her aid; taking her back to her room. 

Raph sees he's lost the battle for good (as most likely did Revyen who had intentionally started the fight between the men). Later Ninjara and April have a chat sitting on a cliff-side. She admits she's attracted to Mokoshan's charm and good looks, mostly its his peaceful and positive disposition preferable to Raph's bad attitude. Raph eventually approaches the two and talks with Ninjara alone. The two tearfully agree its best to break up and kiss each other goodbye.

When the others leave, Ninjara stays behind in Mokoshan's villiage to be with him.

After TMNT Adventures

Since Ninjara was created by Dean Clarrain and Chris Allen rather than Kevin Eastman or Peter Laird, after the Archie series ended they were allowed to continue using her. The same could also be meant for Mokoshan. Though he doesn't make any appearance in Furrlough, a comic from Radio Comix. He was referrenced. It was set when she was older she and Mokoshan had most likely married. And the two had their first child Moka. But Ninjara was made a widow when Mokoshan was revealed to had been assassinated by an unknown human sniper as his original mate.  But Ninjara didn't stay in the tribe, she eventually took their daughter and left for Japan.

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