Early Life Edit
The egg from which Carthoris was born was laid by Dejah Thoris on October 9th, 1866, and he hatched on May 5th, 1876, the very night that his father seemingly died while attempting to restart the atmospheric plant. As such, he grew up never knowing John Carter, though he was not lacking for father figures - he had his grandfather, the jed Mors Kajak and his great-grandfather, the jeddak Tardos Mors, plus Tars Tarkas, the jeddak of Thark (granted, Green Martian men are not particularly famous for paternal affection, but Tars Tarkas was different.)
Carthoris grew up brave and strong, blessed with his father's agility. In 1884, he set out on a journey and ended up in the Omean Sea, where he was captured by the First Born and brought before the "living goddess" Issus. That was where he met his father for the first time, and both escaped with the help of a Black Martian named Xodar.
Dynamite Comics Edit
Carthoris is seen in the comic book adaption of the Gods of Mars. In this version he appears older than his Dynamite counterpart, appearing to be in his 20's while in Dynamite comics he appears to be in his mid teens. He met his father, John Carter, at the temple of Issus just like in the book. He also wears his hair in a ponytail.