Marvel’s Eternals are soon coming to theaters and we at Fiction Horizon are continuing our series of articles about the group of cosmic superheroes. We have already written several articles on the group, we also brought you some news and analyses, but in today’s article, we have decided to introduce you to the main characters set to appear in the movie.
The list we have prepared for you today is going to include a total of ten major characters that are set to appear in the movie. This is, of course, not a full list of all the Eternals, as that list would be overly long, but rather a selection of the ten that we know are going to appear in the movie (Note: the list might be updated as more information come out). We are going to list them in alphabetical order and give you an overview of their powers and abilities. Enjoy!
Like all the Eternals, Ajak possesses the power of levitation, insofar as he is able to manipulate gravitons (particles of gravity). He can fly at over 1,000 km/h. He can also mind-manipulate molecules in masses of up to 500 kg, but takes about an hour to recover.
Like all Eternals, Ajak ignores fatigue. He can heal himself from any non-fatal injury and can only be killed if a large portion of its cells are destroyed. His cosmic power allows him to emit bursts (through eyes or fists) and teleport.
Depending on whether he uses his power, he can lift between 800 kg and 25 tons. Ajak is the only Eternal who can communicate directly with the Celestials.
He is trained in wrestling. He has advanced knowledge in archeology. Ajak is equipped with a helmet and armor made from an unknown alloy, made in the city of Polaria.
In the movie, Ajak is going to be portrayed as a female character.
Druig is one of the more powerful Eternals. In the twentieth century, he was an agent of the KGB, which employed him to torture prisoners of war. When the Celestial Zirann arrived in Polaria, the Siberian city, he tried to kill him but he was mortally wounded by his cousin Ikaris. His remains were recovered by the Celestials.
Druig is seen again in the miniseries Eternals, in 2006, as prime minister of Vorozheika, an independent state located in Russia. He organized the kidnapping of scientists during an embassy party organized by Circe (all the Eternals then unaware of their origin, except Ikaris). During the hostage-taking, his mercenaries panicked and made him lose control of the situation. It was then that he ‘woke up’.
He returned to Vorozheika and, with his newfound powers, ordered a bloody coup. Recently, Druig has set out to find other ‘dormant’ Eternals (whom he ‘awakens’ by altering memories), with the goal of stopping the Dreaming Heavenly and becoming the undisputed leader of his race.
As Eternal, Druig possesses all the powers of his race. He mastered his control of cosmic energy and became a master of control. He can hypnotize with a simple glance, or even control machines from a distance. Telepathic, he can read the memories of others and hide his presence.
Gilgamesh is a member of the race of the Eternals, and possesses a number of superhuman abilities common to the Eternals, but has trained some of them much more than normal. Although his exact limits are unknown, his immense superhuman strength makes him the strongest Eternal known, except for Thanos. His strength has been seen to rival that of Thor and Hercules.
Like all other Eternals, Gilgamesh is practically immortal. He has not aged since he reached adulthood and is immune to all known diseases. In addition, its body is highly durable and resistant to physical damage. He is capable of withstanding large-caliber bullets, drops from great heights, powerful shocks, and extreme temperatures without being injured.
That said, it is possible to permanently or fatally injure him by disrupting the mental discipline he maintains over his body, which normally allows him to control each of his molecules and thus regenerate any damaged or destroyed tissue. Other abilities he has in common with most other Eternals include the power to levitate and fly at high speed, project rays of shocking force or heat with his eyes and hands, and manipulate matter.
It is not known to what degree these powers have developed compared to other Eternals, but the first two mentioned are believed to be within average. Being blind has made him develop the rest of his senses enormously, which makes him an excellent hunter and tracker.
Gilgamesh is one of the Eternals’ most skilled melee combatants. He possesses an extraordinary ability to fight hand-to-hand, and knows most of the martial arts created by the ancient civilizations of Earth. He sometimes wears combat armor of unknown composition and is usually armed with simple hand weapons such as an ax, a spear, or a mace.
Ikaris’ life force is augmented by cosmic energy and he has full mental control over his physical form and bodily processes, even when he is asleep or unconscious. As a result, he is virtually immortal, immune to disease and aging, and invulnerable to conventional forms of injury. If Ikaris were injured in any way, he could regenerate any injured or lost tissue.
Cosmic energy strengthens Ikaris’ metabolism so that he does not tire of any physical effort. He can withstand extreme temperatures through mental concentration. Ikaris can levitate himself by mentally manipulating the gravitons around him. He can also levitate other people and objects, even while they are already levitating.
Ikaris can fly through self-levitation at approximately 850 miles per hour, a speed that most other Eternals cannot match.
Ikaris has low-level psychic abilities, allowing him to scan the surface thoughts of any mindless adept than his own. He can mentally create illusions to disguise himself. Ikaris can also psionically manipulate atoms and molecules to transform the shape of an object. However, Ikaris is only a second-level adept on a scale of five levels (the fifth level being the highest) in this discipline.
He can rearrange molecules in the air to create a virtually impenetrable shield over himself. Ikaris can project cosmic energy in the form of rays from his eyes or rays and flashes from his hands. This cosmic energy, stored in specialized enclaves of cells in his body, can be used as force, heat, light, and possibly other forms of electromagnetic energy.
Ikaris can project a maximum concussive force of at least 260 pounds per square inch. He can project heat to a maximum temperature of at least 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt iron. It takes him about a minute to reach this maximum temperature.
Because Ikaris heat rays can vaporize solid objects, they are often called death rays. The maximum range for energy beams from him is approximately 200 feet. Ikaris is a fourth-level adept on a scale of five levels (the fifth level is the highest) in this discipline.
Expenditure of cosmic energy in this way continuously for several hours will temporarily deplete Ikaris’s physical strength, but not his resistance to injury, although it will temporarily increase his sensitivity to pain. He will quickly return to normal after that prolonged energy expenditure is over.
Ikaris can teleport psychically, but he prefers not to, as, like other Eternals, he finds the process of self-teleportation physically unpleasant. He can also teleport other people along with himself.
Kingo spent centuries in Japan learning the ways of the samurai, and he is one of the most skilled swordsmen on the planet. Today, he has shown his abilities to become a great action movie star in Japan.
He later reappeared, after Sprite erased the memories of the Eternals, once again as a major Japanese movie icon, now an actor, director, and producer, who is making a movie in San Francisco starring the Blob, being drawn to the Celestial Dreamer.
Kingo Sunen presumably has all the typical Eternals powers: immortality, super strength, flight, energy projection, and molecular manipulation. However, he avoids using these powers in battle, preferring to fight in the traditional Samurai manner. Kingo uses a sword forged by the Eternal Phastos that can cut through almost any material.
Makkari is a member of the race of superhumans known as Eternals. He possesses superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes.
He can create cyclones by running in circles, and he can climb walls and walk on water. Makkari’s body eventually accumulates poisons from fatigue and is susceptible to injury.
Although in most of his appearances, Makkari has the typical powers of an Eternal, his obsession with speed, beginning in the Quasar series, causes him to focus most of the Cosmic Energy from his body to enhance his running speed. As a result, he lost his ability to fly and many of his other powers have been weakened in the process.
Makkari possesses none of the average Eternal’s psionic powers (levitation, eye force projection, and molecular rearrangement), having purposely re-adapted all of his specialized cell enclaves to speed and running-related attributes. At present, he can run at close to the speed of light for long periods, but his physical strength (although still much greater than that of an average human) has been halved, and he apparently cannot project energy or manipulate light.
Makkari sometimes wears a protective helmet, although he doesn’t really need it. He wears synthetic stretch fabric, specially treated to withstand the rigors of high-speed movement. Makkari has great mechanical aptitude and the ability to pilot most land and air vehicles.
He has moderate experience in hand-to-hand combat; his fighting style incorporates his superhuman speed. He has completed the Eternal Higher Education Standard, and underwent special tutorials in Speed Applications.
Little is known about the history of Phastos. He is part of the third generation of the Eternals who decided to stay on Earth (his own reasons are not known, but it is believed that he would have stayed to find a specific person or object). He was the teacher of Sigmar the Eternal.
Over the centuries, he had relationships with humans, who gave him different names: Vulcan, Hephaestus, etc. Phastos is a genius inventor. It is he who created most of the technological machines of the Eternals. His base is now located in Germany, in the Ruhr Valley.
When Sprite used the Heavenly Dreamer to make all the Eternals amnesiac and rewrite their lives, Phastos became Philip Stoss, a German automotive engineer. He was found and ‘awakened’ by Ikaris and Thena. We see him again in the Saga of the Deviants, where he guarded with Virako, Karkas, and Ransak the City of the Eternals.
He helped the god Thor find a powerful destructive artifact, stolen by Ereshkigal, and prevent the destruction of the universe. He is a technologist and a weapons manufacturer. He has a fixed base located in the Ruhr Valley (Germany).
Phastos is an Eternal, he has all the powers inherent to this race. He is immortal and does not fear disease. His healing capacity is extraordinary. He can, however, be killed if its molecules are too dispersed. His superhuman strength allows him to lift nearly 25 tons. He controls cosmic energy, which allows him to fly (at nearly 900km / h), to create illusions, to transform matter, and even to teleport. He uses a special hammer that generates bursts of unknown energy. He is a genius in the field of technology and inventions.
Sprite, like all Eternals, has full control over his body’s life force and molecular structure, making him virtually immortal. He does not age and is immune to all known diseases and toxins, radiation, and extreme temperatures.
His former Eternal body had the appearance of a pre-adolescent child (and against his will, according to him), but is actually hundreds of thousands of years old. Sprite is able to channel cosmic radiation into bursts of heat or force, levitate himself or others, and create illusions that deceive the senses.
He has superhuman strength, though due to his small size and his infantile anatomy he is smaller than most Eternals. He can rearrange atoms and molecules in such a way that he radically restructures objects (he once created a spacecraft from ground to orbit in seconds) and is, in fact, second only to Sersi in the art of molecular reconstruction.
If Sprite’s story is to be believed, he has successfully used the Heavenly Dreamer’s powers of reality to give himself a human body that would have aged to manhood normally, if not for his passing.
Thena is a member of the race of superhumans known as the Eternals. As a result, she has superhuman strength, speed, durability, stamina, agility, and reflexes. Thena also possesses the ability to manipulate cosmic energy to increase her life force, granting her virtual invulnerability and immortality, the ability to project cosmic energy from her eyes or hands in the form of heat, light, or shocking force, and possibly other powers.
Thena has full mental control over her physical form, granting her virtual invulnerability and immortality. It also has the ability to levitate and therefore fly at superhuman speed, the psionic ability to rearrange the molecular structure of objects, the ability to cast illusions to disguise its appearance and that of others from the perceptions of humans, the ability to teleport herself and others with her, and the ability to initiate the formation of the Uni-Mind.
Thena has a gifted intellect and has studied with the best human and eternal scholars throughout her lifetime. She is highly educated in numerous areas of eternal and human knowledge. Thena is also a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, with extensive training in unarmed combat and the use of many ancient and timeless high-tech weapons.
Thena wears body armor of unknown composition. She carries a bow that shoots arrows that release “cold energy”, and an energy spear that surrounds victims with a ring of intense heat and light or bombards them with anti-gravitons.
Okay, okay, we couldn’t really finish our article without a few honorable mentions. These characters, as far as we know now, aren’t appearing the movie, but they are certainly important enough to be mentioned in this article:
Despite his Deviant heritage, Kro possesses a number of superhuman traits characteristic of an Eternal. Kro maintains a virtually unshakable mental control over his body structure and processes even when he is asleep or unconscious. As a result, Kro has a lifespan that has already lasted over 100,000 years and is immune to disease and aging.
His mental control over his body allows him to maintain a vigorous and youthful physical condition. Kro is not as indestructible as the Eternals. (For example, Ikaris was about to kill Kro once by strangulation.) But while enough force can kill Kro, he can use his mind control over his body to heal himself after being injured.
Kro also possesses the power of physical malleability, which is atypical for a Deviant. At will, he can make most of his body tissue flexible, allowing him to mentally mold it into putty in different configurations. Once the tissue is fixed in an altered shape, Kro just has to stop concentrating and his body will retain that shape until such time as he concentrates on changing it again.
This ability allows him to disguise himself and take on the appearance of others (with cosmetic aid for skin color, body hair, etc.). One of Kro’s favorite stratagems is to impersonate a demon among ordinary humanity by making horns on his head.
However, Kro’s shapeshifting powers are limited. He cannot alter the shape of his skeleton in more than minor ways. Also, he can’t remove any of his mass while transforming; he can only redistribute the 320 pounds of weight from him.
Therefore, he generally only uses his shapeshifting power to alter his facial features. He can mentally mold the shape of his skull in some way. Kro has approximately three times the physical endurance of an ordinary human athlete. His heart is not located in the same place as that of an ordinary human being; his true location has not been revealed.
During the explosion caused by an experiment gone awry, Kronos lost his physical form. After becoming an abstract being, Kronos became a cosmic entity with the ability to achieve virtually any effect at will. The character sometimes manifests as a huge transparent humanoid, so that lower beings can perceive his presence.
He is gifted with an intelligence that far surpasses that of the most intelligent superhumans. He is a genius in many fields of science. Kronos is gifted with telepathy and possesses a cosmic consciousness, now at one with the cosmos.
Having become one of the embodiments of time, he exercises a certain degree of control over it, although the limits of that control are not clearly defined. He can, to a certain extent, control the souls of deceased mortals, being able to grant them a new physical incarnation of his choice, giving life to inanimate matter. Because he is now totally disembodied, he can no longer physically act on anything.
Pixie is an Eternal member of the first generation; she was often associated with Oxbow, an archer who was on the same team. She has been active as a superheroine from the 1950s until recently. She was one of the few survivors after the explosion of a Skrull ship.
According to Civil War: Battle Damage Report, Pixie is considered a potential recruit by the Project Initiative. Pixie uses a powder (pixie dust) that turns people to stone. She also possesses the classic characteristics of the Eternals: the power to fly, increased longevity, superhuman strength, and stamina.
Starfox is a member of the long-lived branch of humanity known as the Eternals. His body has been empowered by cosmic energy to the point that he ages much more slowly than most humanoids and is superhumanly strong and resistant to damage and immune to earthly diseases.
He can withstand impacts, such as falling from a considerable height or being repeatedly hit with superhuman force, that would seriously injure or kill an ordinary human with little or no injury to himself. However, he is far from invulnerable and can be wounded by weapons, such as bullets or knives, made up of conventional materials.
His overall resistance to injury is somewhat less than that of the average Eternal, but, like any Eternal, he possesses exceptional healing abilities and, as mentioned above, an immunity against any earthly disease.
Starfox can psionically stimulate the pleasure centers in the brains of close people, making them calm and open to suggestions using his persuasion ability. It has been suggested that when in physical contact, and there is a direct line of sight between the subject and the target, Starfox may use this euphoria effect to cause a person or persons to fall in love with him, objects or persons of his choice or simply to make others feel good in your presence.
Notably, the power of euphoria doesn’t work on his brother, Thanos. His psionic powers are possessed to some extent by all Eternals, but he developed them in his own unique way. Starfox’s mental powers do not work in beings whose brains do not have pleasure centers. These powers were later shut down at the request of Eros to prevent them from being abused.
In the Captain Marvel series, Starfox also displayed the ability to manipulate gravity, simulating psychokinesis. Starfox has a limited command of 500 alien languages. Although he is an Eternal, Starfox is not as powerful as his Earth-born cousins because the original Titanian Eternals parted ways with their Earth brothers before Kronos ‘experiments increased the Eternals’ energies.
Starfox, at the very least, can join an existing Uni-Mind with the other Eternals, even though the Titan Eternals have thus far proven incapable of forming their own.
Thanos is a mutant member of the race of superhumans known as the Titan Eternals. The character possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but is further amplified through a combination of his mutant-Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death.
He has demonstrated enormous strength, speed, reflexes, agility, endurance, superhuman durability, invulnerability, and immortality. Thanos can absorb, manipulate, and project large amounts of cosmic energy. He can project devastating rays from her eyes, hands, and even from his entire body.
He is capable of flying, teleporting to various parts of the universe, using telekinesis, telepathy, he also has the ability to breathe in outer space and can manipulate matter. Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, who has been trained in the art of war on Titan. Thanos has been shown to be able to briefly defend himself in the battle against Odin, and to crush Galactus.
Thanos is a super genius in virtually every known field of advanced science and has created technology that far exceeds contemporary Earth science. He often employs a transport chair capable of space flight, force field projection, teleportation, time travel, and movement through alternate universes. Thanos is also a master strategist and uses several spaceships, at least three under the name “Sanctuary”, as a base of operations.
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