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Kirk plunges into a watery world of hostile mutants!

Background information



Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Gold Key TOS characters.
James T. Kirk 
Enterprise captain.
Vulcan Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise surgeon.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise chief engineer.
Hikaru Sulu 
Enterprise helmsman.
Enterprise communications officer.
Barbara McCoy 
Dr. McCoy's estranged daughter. Last seen in issue #40 "Furlough to Fury".
King Raan XIV 
King of the water breathers of Bwuja.
Queen Saya 
Wife of Raan.
A violent and dangerous mutant created by the radiation catastrophe, named for the sound it makes.
Chief of the air breathers, a child of 3-4 years, and son of Raan and Saya.
An air breather than acts as father to Doro. He and his wife bore a water breathing son.
An air breather.


A planet 1/3 covered by water with undersea cities. 7000 years previous, it suffered a radiation catastrophe.
Menta-pix sensors 
Helmets that show the wearer history as if they were experiencing it.
Comp-ox" capsules 
Underwater breathers.
Universal translators.
A very strong and hard element.

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