Eternals are a fictional race of humanoids created by Jack Kirby and appearing in Marvel Comics. The first appearance of Eternals was in 1976 in The Eternals #1, even though they appeared in numerous works over the years in 2021 Eternals debuted in the MCU as well with their standalone movie. Eternals are a product of a series of experiments that produced a different kind of humanoid called Homo Immortalis. The Eternals enjoy godlike status and immortality due to their advanced physiology and numerous powers. The direct counterpart of Eternals as well as primary rivals, are Deviants.