Kartan was a male Human resident of Deneva in the 23rd century.

In 2267, while under the influence of a flying parasite, he attempted to attack Spock with a metal tool. He was stunned by Spock with a Vulcan nerve pinch. (TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!")

Kartan was played by Dave Armstrong. His name was from the script.
In the first draft teleplay, Kartan was the man who flew his ship into Deneva's sun, to destroy the creatures. Aurelan (who in this draft was not Kirk's sister-in-law) was in love with him, before he died. (The Star Trek Compendium, p. 65)
In the 2nd revised final draft script of "Operation -- Annihilate!", Kartan was described as "A handsome young man, a Denevan, but his face is transformed by agony."

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