Kanto is a DC Comics character, primarily a New God of Apokolips, who first appeared in Mister Miracle #7 (March/April 1972). Originally known as Iluthin, he was a student and warrior of Granny Goodness who was accused of stealing weaponry and was punished with exile to Earth during the Renaissance-era by Darkseid himself. While there, Iluthin was taught much from the many teachers in Rome. However, Kanto 13, Darkseid's master assassin at the time, traveled to Earth to track down Iluthin and managed to kill Claudia, Iluthin's lover. Iluthin retaliated by beating the assassin and Darkseid was impressed with the fight. Darseid executed Kanto 13 for his failure and Iluthin returns to Apokolips as the new Kanto, Darseid's new master assassin. Holding a strong connection with the Renaissance, Kanto can be seen wearing clothing reminiscent of a nobleman from that era. One of the few superheroes Kanto respects is Mr. Miracle, who escaped a trap he sent for him. Kanto has the typical physiology of a New God, and by trade, he is a master swordsman, fighter and is capable of using any weapon imaginable.