This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Erlik Khan is a fictional character in the Marvel universe who first appeared in 1987 in issue #6 of the 2nd volume of the Strange Tales comic book series.

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Erlik Khan is either a Great Old One or a Lesser Old One, who has five arms on each side, of which four pairs are of much smaller than the main pair. He is able to animate the dead, can cross dimensional barriers, and is able to teleport.

He was one of the agents of Shuma Gorath, the lord of the Great Old Ones.

Sometime in the past, the Ancient One was able to imprison him. During the late 20th century, upon the weakening of the mystical barriers protecting Earth, he sent his servants the Khats to Earth. Who then confronted Dr. Strange and his servant Wong.

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