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 The Anunnake are a dragon-like reptilian alien race who have long been enemies of the Hunter/Gatherers.


Visits by these races to Earth are tied into the ancient history of Atlantis. They may or may not overlap with the Anunnaki, the Babylonian Gods.

They were a marauding race who waged a galaxy-wide war against the Hunter/Gatherers, conquering their colony worlds. Over 40,000 years ago, they fought the Hunter/Gatherers for control of Earth, but eventually left because resistance was too strong and the Annunake were fighting on multiple fronts. Before the Annunake left, they deployed to Earth several of their miles-wide skull / asteroid-like Observation Ships. The arrival of one of those ships resulted in the sinking of Atlantis.[1] The capital city of Atlantis (Poseidonis) ended up being on top of the Observation Ship which sank Atlantis.[2] Eventually the Hunter/Gatherers were conquered by the Annunake, becoming slaves and warriors of the Annunake Empire.[1]

The Hunter/Gatherers became one people with the Annunake. Now the Annunake Empire destroys civilizations and rebuilds them to give the survivors of the conquered worlds a golden age. Which is what the Hunter/Gatherers in their skull-like warships planned to do with Earth and its human civilization. Which upon being discovered they were forced to leave.[3]

Powers and Abilities


  • Flame Breath: Able to hurt Power Girl.
  • Shapeshifting: Growing leather wings or changing into a dragon.
  • Size Alteration: Greatly increasing size from human-size humanoid to over 100 ft long dragon.
  • Super Strength: Able to exchange blows with Power Girl as an equal.
  • Super Healing
  • Flight: Via leather wings that are grown during shapeshifting.


  • Enhanced Sense: Sight and smell.
  • Tail: Able to tear through metal.
  • Claws
  • Fangs


Type of Government:


Level of Technology:

Warp-capable Interstellar Ships, Planetoid-sized Ships (miles-wide), Artificial Intelligence, Energy Weapons


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