Pronunciation: AY-dahr (rhymes with RAY-star)
Husband of Nonna
Adoptive father of Nima, Tenchi and Geru
Son of Tolf the Wood Cleaver
Adar loves his mate, Nonna, very much though he does not always understand her or her devotion to the “Bird Spirits” — elves, specifically the Gliders of Blue Mountain. He brought his new bride back from the Ho’an G’Tay Sho tribe to his own village, but was forced to leave with her when the Bone Woman, his tribe’s witch-doctor, perceived a threat in her connection to “demons” and spoke out against her.
Still, he wanted her to be happy, and knew that their forced exile left her lonely. While Adar was skeptical as to whether he should worship elves, he did enlist the help of Cutter and Skywise in order to return to his Great River tribe. With their help they were able to defuse the crone’s influence over human chief Olbar the Mountain Tall, and he welcomed Adar and Nonna back completely. Adar bears a telling symbolic resemblance to Elfquest co-creator Richard Pini.