The N'Garai are a fictional race in the Marvel universe which first appeared in 1974 in a prose story in issue #4 of the 2nd volume of Haunt of Horror. Their first appearance in a comic was in 1975 in issue #96 of the 1st volume of the X-Men comic book series. In the 1980s, it's likely that due to the Aliens sci-fi horror franchise, the look of the N'Garai was changed to make them look more like the Xenomorphs.
The N'Garai are a race of demons whom were created by Chthon, one of the Old Ones. Millions of years ago they lived on Earth, where they enslaved the human race. Who served the N'Garai as pets, workers, and livestock. Sometime later they were defeated by as yet as unidentified force and were driven back to their own dimension.
It's a race which is ruled by a king-like demon. Their master and a small number of elite N'Garai are highly intelligent and lead the warrior caste (aka, the lower caste) who make up the rest of the race. The warrior caste are brutally savage and bloodthirsty. N'Garai have poisoned claws and are born from hosts. The upper caste have additional powers which vary including regeneration, the ability to mentally control others, casting magical spells, and optical energy blasts.
Among the N'Garai, there are a number of forms that their species have taken, included winged, serpentine, and multi-armed ones though the two-armed, non-winged semi-humanoid version appears to make up the majority. In battle, the warrior caste use their teeth, claws, and tails, and rely on their numbers to overwhelm their enemies.
In 1861, the N'Garai returned to Earth and battled the mutant Apocalypse who slaughtered an entire tribe of the demons by himself. Recently they have clashed with the Avengers, the Invaders, Doctor Strange and the Hulk. Their greatest enemies though have been the mutant superheroes of the X-Men who have repeatedly thwarted them, and among them it has been Wolverine who has done the most damage to them. On Earth, the N'Garai have their human servants, the Camarilla of the N'Garai and human allies, the Cult of the Darkhold.
Camarilla of the N'GaraiEdit
The Camarilla of the N'Garai are a group of humans who pledged their service to the N'Garai which was based in San Francisco. (EXP: Issue #4, Volume #2, Haunt of Horror) Its leader Jimmy Cruz was a monsignor within the Catholic Church who desired to destroy Satan and his forces by whatever means necessary. To accomplish that goal he turned to the N'Garai for power and their assistance. It's members summoned demons and both extracted and bound souls. They tried to kill Satana, the heroic rebellious daughter of Lucifer, only to die at her hands.