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!!'''WARNING:''' There are unmarked spoilers on these sheets for all but the most recent comics.




'''WARNING:''' There are unmarked spoilers on these sheets for all but the most recent comics.


'''Remember''', this sheet is for characters and examples from the Prime Marvel Universe Eternals series only. Please do not list characters, or examples from other shows, movies or alternate universes here. If you have thought of a trope that fits the eternals from another universe please take that example to its respective sheet.

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The Deviants and Celestials were first introduced in Creator/JackKirby's ''The Eternals'' but have subsequently appeared in many Marvel titles. Deviants with significant roles in the ''Eternals'' comics are listed here, whereas those who have only appeared in Marvel's other comics aren't.

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The Deviants and Celestials were first introduced in Creator/JackKirby's ''The Eternals'' but have subsequently appeared in many Marvel titles. Some of the Deviants with significant roles listed here have only appeared in the other titles and not directly in an ''Eternals'' comics are listed here, whereas those who have only appeared in Marvel's other comics aren't.
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!CharacterSheet for ''ComicBook/TheEternals''.

This sheet refers to characters from ''ComicBook/TheEternals'' comic book series.



For the Marvel Cinematic Universe adaptations of the Eternals characters, see [[Characters/{{Eternals}} here]].

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!!Eternals

[[folder:In General]]
!!In General

* BackFromTheDead: After being dead for five months in-universe, every Eternal that died in the ''Avengers (2018)'' story - plus all of those killed in previous stories and flashbacks - returns for the 2021 run.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Being a race of long-lived superpowered beings, the Eternals inspired some of mankind's legends.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even the broadly heroic ones are a bit... ''odd'' by human standards, something that's been emphasized in recent years. Considering that they're all hundreds of thousands of years old at minimum and they're fundamentally designed to protect 'the Machine' (Earth), this is not exactly surprising.
* BornAsAnAdult: In current continuity, all Eternals (except Thanos) were created, not biologically born. And all except Sprite were created as adults - even Sprite, the Eternal child, was never a baby.
* CosmicRetcon: The Neil Gaiman series explains that there’s ''already'' been one of these, and that all of the previous Eternals stories reflect that altered reality and its rewritten memories. Once that tampering is undone, we’re introduced to the ‘true’ version, including the Eternals’ ResurrectiveImmortality, the ImmortalProcreationClause (and the fixed number of 100 Eternals), the fact they’re all exactly the same age and various other changes to their past and their powers.
* DeathIsCheap: As of the Neil Gaiman series, this is the consequence of their ResurrectiveImmortality. Downplayed a little, but still present, in the Knauf series, when the necessary machinery is temporarily broken. Played very straight and then subverted in the 2021 Gillen series - [[HumanResources it’s not so much that death is cheap, it’s that the Eternals haven’t been paying the bills]].
* EyeBeams: The Eternals can fire cosmic energy through their eyes. Like many of their other powers, there are varying levels of ability - a mix of natural talent, technique and practice - but they all have the basic potential for this.
* DrivenToSuicide: During ''Avengers (2018)'' Earth’s Eternals committed suicide after being driven mad by the imminent arrival of the Dark Celestials.
* FamilyOfChoice: Played with. The 2021 series continuity suggests that all Eternals of Earth are exactly the same age (about a million years older). They do have parent, child and sibling relationships, but these were chosen by the Celestials who created them, not by the Eternals themselves - and they are not biological families.
* FantasticRacism: Most Eternals really don’t like Deviants. As seen in ''Silver Surfer'', they’re also prejudiced against Skrulls, who they see as alien Deviants.
* FlyingBrick: Some hit harder or fly faster than others, but the entire race has this power set, in addition to other assorted powers that they can develop through practice and training.
* {{Geas}}: A non-magical version with a touch of ThreeLawsCompliant. The Gaiman series established that Eternals are not permitted to attack or harm a Celestial, and will temporarily shut down if they try. Current continuity, in the Gillen series, has expanded this into the Principles: ''"Protect Celestials. Protect the Machine. Correct Excess Deviation."''
* HandBlast: Eternals can fire destructive blasts from their hands. As with many of their other powers, they’ve all got potential for this, but some haven’t fully developed it.
* HealingFactor: Not only are Eternals hard to harm, but they can heal themselves using their molecular control powers. Injuries such as lacerations or bullet wounds can fully mend within a matter of hours. This ability can be augmented dramatically (or extended to heal others) if they properly train themselves.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler: One of the darker revelations in the 2021 series is that each Eternal resurrection costs a human or Deviant life. Some of the Eternals don’t care, others are subjected to LaserGuidedAmnesia whenever they discover this]].
* HumanSubspecies: As a result of [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens the Celestials]]' genetic tinkering.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of many Eternals in a brief and simple manner.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Played with. It’s true of most of the core cast - but Sprite is a child and some Eternals (e.g. Domo, A’Lars and Valkin) look much older. How much Eternals (other than Sprite) can shift their apparent age via ResurrectiveImmortality is unrevealed.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: As of the 2021 series, after a {{retcon}}, Eternals are completely infertile with each other.
** They can have children with mortals (such as humans or Deviants), and some of those children may inherit powers, and might be LongLived - but they aren’t true Eternals, won’t live forever, and don’t benefit from ResurrectiveImmortality if they’re killed.
** Originally, Eternals couples had Eternal children, albeit rarely, and many core characters were said to be the children of older Eternals - mostly born long after the Celestials created their race (e.g. Ikaris was [[AllInTheManual stated to be]] only a couple of thousand years old). These relationships have since been revised into a FamilyOfChoice structure programmed by the Celestials.
** There have also been attempts to subvert this trope and allow true Eternal children, born of biological parents, to add to the original 100 Eternals - [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} these attempts did not end well]].
* LackOfEmpathy: A downplayed version. They have trouble caring for mortal humans due to the difference in their lifespans making them nearly insignificant. Some, such as Sersi, Kingo and Legba, have immersed themselves in human society (and Thena’s had a string of relationships with Deviants), but most tend to be aloof and deal with their own affairs (or, like Ajak and Virako, value friendships with gods and immortals rather than humans). That said, a fair few are heroic and have enough conscience to care for mortals as much as they can allow.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As of the 2021 series, there are 100 of them. There are far, far more Deviants (and humans), of course. But almost every one of those 100 Eternals has been named and assigned to a location or faction - all of them are powerful immortals and about 50 have turned up in stories, with others mentioned but still unseen.
* NighInvulnerability: While a lot of super heroic characters have some level of invulnerability, the Eternals may stand out for special mention: they possess a "psychic lock" on their molecular structure that allows them to restore virtually any injury they can't flat-out ignore.
* PunyEarthlings: With a few exceptions, the more benevolent ones tend to regard humans with amused condescension. The less benevolent ones view humans as expendable mayflies. Again, they're immortal beings who're all {{Flying Brick}}s, at minimum. This is not entirely surprising.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Eternals don't age and have some level of mental control over their bodies' molecular structure unless knocked out. Even so, they can be injured if you try hard enough - and enough damage will kill them. At which point, as revealed in the Gaiman miniseries, the great machine will resurrect them. These resurrections didn’t happen for a while prior to the Gaiman series due to someone attempting to rewrite reality. Additionally, the Gillen and Knauf series’ have both demonstrated that you can at least delay the resurrection by sabotaging the machine.
* SexShifter: The 2021 series establishes that they can select a different body when they reboot and resurrect. This is relatively common when there’s a major reset - every 25,000 years or so. At least some Eternals have used this to change their sex. [[note]]This sex change was done in line with the 2021 Eternals film, which cast three male Eternals - Ajak, Makkari and Sprite - with female actors.[[/note]]
* ShipOfTheseus: Eternal minds are reset and restored from the machine’s backups. Eternal bodies are recreated by the machine when the old one is destroyed. So, for example, Sprite in the 2021 series is a brand new body with a mind reset to a ‘safe backup’ at the dawn of human civilisation. Nonetheless, some elements of this seem to be averted - when an Eternal dies, their mind instantly returns to the machine (even if they’re beyond its power in space, as A’Lars was), and nothing is lost.
* SocietyOfImmortals: The Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks or companionship. To illustrate the difference this trope creates in mindset, there was a dialogue in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' where Sersi was asked by one of her (mortal) teammates what the Eternals' beliefs regarding ghosts were. Sersi responded that the topic does not get discussed much in their culture — because they don't die.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: They can teleport themselves and others across vast distances, although doing so is unpleasant for them. They generally rely on the Machine for teleportation whenever possible.
* TheUnseen: Current continuity states that there are 100 Eternals, and almost all of them have now been named - but many have never actually appeared, even if they’re mentioned in passing. Going back further, Sersi’s parents Perse and Helios were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], as were Ikaris’s mother Tulayne, Ajak’s parents Amaa and Rakar and Makkari’s parents Veron and Mara. None have ever appeared, though. For that matter, nor has Oceanus, brother to Kronos and Uranos, who was first mentioned in 1973.
* TimeAbyss: The Eternals are now acknowledged as one million years old, significantly older than they were when Kirby first introduced them (e.g. Ikaris was previously stated to be a couple of thousand years old). Even when they have been mentally [[LaserGuidedAmnesia reset to previous versions]], most of that long term memory remains available.
[[/folder]]

!!Eternals of Earth

[[folder:Ajak]]
!!Ajak
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Quetzacoatl, Tecumotzin, Lord of Flight, Ajax the Greater, He Who Talks To Celestials
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #2 (May, 1976)

One of the Eternal priests, the spokesperson for the Third and Fourth host of the Celestials on Earth.

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For '''Remember''', this sheet is for characters and examples from the Prime Marvel Cinematic Universe adaptations of the Eternals series only. Please do not list characters, see [[Characters/{{Eternals}} here]].

[[foldercontrol]]

!!Eternals

[[folder:In General]]
!!In General

* BackFromTheDead: After being dead for five months in-universe, every Eternal that died in the ''Avengers (2018)'' story - plus all of those killed in previous stories and flashbacks - returns for the 2021 run.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Being a race of long-lived superpowered beings, the Eternals inspired some of mankind's legends.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even the broadly heroic ones are a bit... ''odd'' by human standards, something that's been emphasized in recent years. Considering that they're all hundreds of thousands of years old at minimum and they're fundamentally designed to protect 'the Machine' (Earth), this is not exactly surprising.
* BornAsAnAdult: In current continuity, all Eternals (except Thanos) were created, not biologically born. And all except Sprite were created as adults - even Sprite, the Eternal child, was never a baby.
* CosmicRetcon: The Neil Gaiman series explains that there’s ''already'' been one of these, and that all of the previous Eternals stories reflect that altered reality and its rewritten memories. Once that tampering is undone, we’re introduced to the ‘true’ version, including the Eternals’ ResurrectiveImmortality, the ImmortalProcreationClause (and the fixed number of 100 Eternals), the fact they’re all exactly the same age and various
or examples from other changes to their past and their powers.
* DeathIsCheap: As of the Neil Gaiman series, this is the consequence of their ResurrectiveImmortality. Downplayed a little, but still present, in the Knauf series, when the necessary machinery is temporarily broken. Played very straight and then subverted in the 2021 Gillen series - [[HumanResources it’s not so much that death is cheap, it’s that the Eternals haven’t been paying the bills]].
* EyeBeams: The Eternals can fire cosmic energy through their eyes. Like many of their other powers, there are varying levels of ability - a mix of natural talent, technique and practice - but they all
shows, movies or alternate universes here. If you have the basic potential for this.
* DrivenToSuicide: During ''Avengers (2018)'' Earth’s Eternals committed suicide after being driven mad by the imminent arrival
thought of the Dark Celestials.
* FamilyOfChoice: Played with. The 2021 series continuity suggests that all Eternals of Earth are exactly the same age (about
a million years older). They do have parent, child and sibling relationships, but these were chosen by the Celestials who created them, not by the Eternals themselves - and they are not biological families.
* FantasticRacism: Most Eternals really don’t like Deviants. As seen in ''Silver Surfer'', they’re also prejudiced against Skrulls, who they see as alien Deviants.
* FlyingBrick: Some hit harder or fly faster than others, but the entire race has this power set, in addition to other assorted powers that they can develop through practice and training.
* {{Geas}}: A non-magical version with a touch of ThreeLawsCompliant. The Gaiman series established that Eternals are not permitted to attack or harm a Celestial, and will temporarily shut down if they try. Current continuity, in the Gillen series, has expanded this into the Principles: ''"Protect Celestials. Protect the Machine. Correct Excess Deviation."''
* HandBlast: Eternals can fire destructive blasts from their hands. As with many of their other powers, they’ve all got potential for this, but some haven’t fully developed it.
* HealingFactor: Not only are Eternals hard to harm, but they can heal themselves using their molecular control powers. Injuries such as lacerations or bullet wounds can fully mend within a matter of hours. This ability can be augmented dramatically (or extended to heal others) if they properly train themselves.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler: One of the darker revelations in the 2021 series is that each Eternal resurrection costs a human or Deviant life. Some of the Eternals don’t care, others are subjected to LaserGuidedAmnesia whenever they discover this]].
* HumanSubspecies: As a result of [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens the Celestials]]' genetic tinkering.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of many Eternals in a brief and simple manner.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Played with. It’s true of most of the core cast - but Sprite is a child and some Eternals (e.g. Domo, A’Lars and Valkin) look much older. How much Eternals (other than Sprite) can shift their apparent age via ResurrectiveImmortality is unrevealed.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: As of the 2021 series, after a {{retcon}}, Eternals are completely infertile with each other.
** They can have children with mortals (such as humans or Deviants), and some of those children may inherit powers, and might be LongLived - but they aren’t true Eternals, won’t live forever, and don’t benefit from ResurrectiveImmortality if they’re killed.
** Originally, Eternals couples had Eternal children, albeit rarely, and many core characters were said to be the children of older Eternals - mostly born long after the Celestials created their race (e.g. Ikaris was [[AllInTheManual stated to be]] only a couple of thousand years old). These relationships have since been revised into a FamilyOfChoice structure programmed by the Celestials.
** There have also been attempts to subvert this
trope and allow true Eternal children, born of biological parents, to add to that fits the original 100 Eternals - [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} these attempts did not end well]].
* LackOfEmpathy: A downplayed version. They have trouble caring for mortal humans due
eternals from another universe please take that example to the difference in their lifespans making them nearly insignificant. Some, such as Sersi, Kingo and Legba, have immersed themselves in human society (and Thena’s had a string of relationships with Deviants), but most tend to be aloof and deal with their own affairs (or, like Ajak and Virako, value friendships with gods and immortals rather than humans). That said, a fair few are heroic and have enough conscience to care for mortals as much as they can allow.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As of the 2021 series, there are 100 of them.
its respective sheet.

'''WARNING:'''
There are far, far more Deviants (and humans), of course. But almost every one of those 100 Eternals has been named and assigned to a location or faction - unmarked spoilers on these sheets for all of them are powerful immortals and about 50 have turned up in stories, with others mentioned but still unseen.
* NighInvulnerability: While a lot of super heroic characters have some level of invulnerability,
the Eternals may stand out for special mention: they possess a "psychic lock" on their molecular structure that allows them to restore virtually any injury they can't flat-out ignore.
* PunyEarthlings: With a few exceptions, the more benevolent ones tend to regard humans with amused condescension. The less benevolent ones view humans as expendable mayflies. Again, they're immortal beings who're all {{Flying Brick}}s, at minimum. This is not entirely surprising.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Eternals don't age and have some level of mental control over their bodies' molecular structure unless knocked out. Even so, they can be injured if you try hard enough - and enough damage will kill them. At which point, as revealed in the Gaiman miniseries, the great machine will resurrect them. These resurrections didn’t happen for a while prior to the Gaiman series due to someone attempting to rewrite reality. Additionally, the Gillen and Knauf series’ have both demonstrated that you can at least delay the resurrection by sabotaging the machine.
* SexShifter: The 2021 series establishes that they can select a different body when they reboot and resurrect. This is relatively common when there’s a major reset - every 25,000 years or so. At least some Eternals have used this to change their sex. [[note]]This sex change was done in line with the 2021 Eternals film, which cast three male Eternals - Ajak, Makkari and Sprite - with female actors.[[/note]]
* ShipOfTheseus: Eternal minds are reset and restored from the machine’s backups. Eternal bodies are recreated by the machine when the old one is destroyed. So, for example, Sprite in the 2021 series is a brand new body with a mind reset to a ‘safe backup’ at the dawn of human civilisation. Nonetheless, some elements of this seem to be averted - when an Eternal dies, their mind instantly returns to the machine (even if they’re beyond its power in space, as A’Lars was), and nothing is lost.
* SocietyOfImmortals: The Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks or companionship. To illustrate the difference this trope creates in mindset, there was a dialogue in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' where Sersi was asked by one of her (mortal) teammates what the Eternals' beliefs regarding ghosts were. Sersi responded that the topic does not get discussed much in their culture — because they don't die.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: They can teleport themselves and others across vast distances, although doing so is unpleasant for them. They generally rely on the Machine for teleportation whenever possible.
* TheUnseen: Current continuity states that there are 100 Eternals, and almost all of them have now been named - but many have never actually appeared, even if they’re mentioned in passing. Going back further, Sersi’s parents Perse and Helios were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], as were Ikaris’s mother Tulayne, Ajak’s parents Amaa and Rakar and Makkari’s parents Veron and Mara. None have ever appeared, though. For that matter, nor has Oceanus, brother to Kronos and Uranos, who was first mentioned in 1973.
* TimeAbyss: The Eternals are now acknowledged as one million years old, significantly older than they were when Kirby first introduced them (e.g. Ikaris was previously stated to be a couple of thousand years old). Even when they have been mentally [[LaserGuidedAmnesia reset to previous versions]],
most of that long term memory remains available.
[[/folder]]

!!Eternals of Earth

[[folder:Ajak]]
!!Ajak
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/651382_etrnlsv2007_cov.jpg]]
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Quetzacoatl, Tecumotzin, Lord of Flight, Ajax the Greater, He Who Talks To Celestials
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #2 (May, 1976)

One of the Eternal priests, the spokesperson for the Third and Fourth host of the Celestials on Earth.
recent comics.



* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Ajak’s parents Amaa and Rakar were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen ever since. The 2021 series at least establishes that Amaa’s living in Polaria and Rakar’s in Olympia. For that matter, although Ajak’s brother Arex has appeared as a minor character in some Eternals stories, he’s never been shown interacting with Ajak.
* BackFromTheDead: They’re killed at the end of ''The Herod Factor'' (1991) and don’t return until Neil Gaiman’s 2006 series introduces the initial version of Eternal ResurrectiveImmortality.
* CoolHelmet: Has an Inca-inspired helmet.
* CrisisOfFaith: Happens to her at least twice -
** When the Dreaming Celestial chose to speak to Makkari instead, Ajak was furious, felt abandoned, and killed Makkari.
** When the Celestials cease communication after telling her they no longer need the Eternals, it hits her very hard. When they talk to the Avengers directly, without the cryptic messages she received for a million years, that makes it even worse.
* FaceHeelTurn: After Makkari was chosen as priest by the Dreaming Celestial, Ajak took it pretty badly and arranged his murder. Flashbacks and events in the 2021 series make it clear that this is a recurring sore point for Ajak, and they’re quite prepared to kill anyone who offends their faith in the Celestials.
* FaceMonsterTurn: In ''The Herod Factor'', when Doctor Damian uses the machines of Celestia to mutate Ajak into a bestial form and then sends him out on a killing spree in the human world. Once Ajak regains self-control and realizes what Damian’s done to him, he [[SuicideAttack kills both of them]].
* TheFundamentalist: Her devotion to the Celestials turns her into this at times.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Ajak as the believer.
* MissionFromGod: Apart from their service to the Celestials, Ajak’s also on good terms with the Inca gods. Tezcatlipoca asks them to step in and represent the Incan, Aztec and Mayan pantheons on a mission during the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' crossover.
* TheMutiny: During ''Secret Invasion'' he decides to act against Hercules and seize the leadership of the ‘god squad’. And [[IdiotBall he does this at the very last minute]], physically attacking Hercules after they encounter the Skrull deities they’re trying to defeat. It gets Atum and Ajak himself killed.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Usually seen with a purple cloak.
* RetCanon: Resurrected as a woman in the 2021 series, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film. Flashbacks in ''Celestia'' show her wearing the same form in her youth, a million years ago.
* SealedGoodInACan: Spent centuries asleep in Peru, awaiting the return of the Celestials.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Ajak was resurrected as a woman (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film). A flashback shows that they were also female one million years ago.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: During ''Secret Invasion'' Ajak chooses to duel Kly’bn, the last Skrull Eternal. Kly’bn points out that he’s now a deity, not just an Eternal - and Ajak [[YourHeadAsplode finds himself outmatched]].
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[[folder:Betilakk, the Interloper]]
!!The Interloper
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/interloper.png]]
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Interloper, Will Fanshawe
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Defenders'' #147 (September, 1985)

A solitary Polar Eternal who’s spent millennia battling against the Dragon of the Moon. He left his isolation to assist the Defenders after their telepathic member Moondragon was fully possessed by her namesake.

Probably the most prominent Eternal who’s not yet appeared in an ''Eternals'' series, only in other titles.
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* BackForTheDead: At the start of the 2021 series, he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine. He’s KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* EyeBeams: All Eternals can potentially use them, but the Interloper is very effective with them, and they seem to be his weapon of choice.
* GentleGiant: The guy stands at ''8’/244cm'' tall, yet he was content to wander the Siberian wilderness without interacting much with other people. And despite his stature, he's not a brawler in battle, preferring to use mental powers and ranged attacks.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* ManlyFacialHair: Has a pretty impressive beard - and is an Eternal.
* TheMentor: To supervillain Manslaughter. He was impressed at Manslaughter tracking him down - the only human to find him in centuries - so taught him how to use his latent psychic powers.
* NiceHat: Has one that makes him look gentlemanly.
* OnlyFriend: Claims that the only other Eternal he befriended was The Forgotten One, since both were loners even amongst their kind.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Introduced as “The Interloper” towards the end of the Defenders series in 1985, Betilakk’s name was only revealed on a data page when the Machine rebooted the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series.
* PeltsOfTheBarbarian: Dresses in furs and leather, including fingerless bearskin gloves that still have the claws attached.
* WalkOnWater: Can presumably fly, like other Eternals, but seems to prefer this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cybele]]
!!Cybele of Times Present
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Great Mother, Dyndymene, Rhea, Agdistis
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

The wife of Zuras, mother of Thena and (depending on the continuity) technically Queen of the Eternals.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her aliases are given in the Marvel handbooks, not shown in her appearances.
* TheBusCameBack: Hasn’t been seen since the 1980s, despite her relationship to Thena and her role as one of Earth’s few remaining Eternals (prior to the Gaiman series’ soft reboot). The 2021 series immediately establishes her as one of the Gaian Sisters.
* TheHecateSisters: Is one of the three Gaian Sisters, alongside Daina of Times Past and Tulayne of Times Future.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Her outfit during her debut exposed even more than ''Sersi''.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Despite being the wife and mother of two of the most prominent Eternals, she has played a very minor role in stories, and she actually prefers to be this way.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Doesn’t look any older than her daughter Thena.
* NatureLover: She always had a great interest in nature, and was even confused with the Earth goddess Gaea during the days of Ancient Greece.
* ParentalNeglect: When her daughter Thena was formally appointed as Prime Eternal after Zuras’s death, Cybele didn’t turn up for the ceremony - and was one of several Eternals to cover their absence with a hologram, so that Thena didn’t notice.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair sure is long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Daina]]
!!Daina of Times Past
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daina_earth_616_from_eternals_thanos_rises_vol_1_1_001.jpg]]
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals: Thanos Rises'' #1 (September, 2021)

Wife of Kronos, mother of Zuras and A'lars.
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* BaldMystic: She has no hair and is a pretty enigmatic Eternal, which also makes her eyebrows more prominent.
* CoolOldLady: Arranged a peace summit between her warring children, on a set of molecules. And she is a million years old - although, technically, she’s no older than her children or any of Earth’s other Eternals.
* TheHecateSisters: Is one of the three Gaian Sisters, alongside Cybele of Times Present and Tulayne of Times Future.
* UnseenNoMore: Daina was first named in Mentor's entry in ''Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe'' #7, almost 40 years before finally appearing in ''Eternals: Thanos Rises'' #1.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Delphan Brothers]]
!!The Delphan Brothers
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/delphanbrothers.png]]
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

A group of identical brothers who often act as guards and minions for the other Eternals of Olympia. As of the 2021 ''Eternals'' series, there are definitely four of them (as well as ‘The Delphan Mother’), but previous stories have shown more at some points.
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* ButtMonkey: Hit by a Russian helicopter while idly flying over Olympia. Beaten up by Zarin, Aginar and Ikaris. Beaten up by various Avengers. And [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into armadillos]] by Sersi. Things tend to go badly for them.
* TheDividual: They don’t seem to have individual names, they dress identically and they always act as a group.
* NoodleIncident: In the 2021 series, Druig mentions that they’re unable to take a full part in Eternal politics due to their “unfortunate state”. There are hints that they may not be ‘normal’ Eternals any more, if they ever were.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Domo]]
!!Domo
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976)

A bureaucrat and technologist who handles domestic affairs at Olympia. Sometimes described as Zuras’s right hand man.
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* TheBusCameBack: After his introduction in the original Kirby series, he isn’t featured in the Gillis, Gaiman or Knauf series at all - after a guest appearance in ''Avengers'' (in 1984) his next appearance is a tiny 2012 cameo in ''Hulk'', revealing that he’s one of the Eternals who’s recovered from his amnesia and returned to Olympia. He’s back again in the 2021 series.
* ElderlyImmortal: Domo's always looked significantly older than the average Eternal - in the 2021 series he’s a rake-thin bald man who looks positively elderly, and the Machine describes him as a dodderer who has lived a million years “feeling he is four breaths from death”.
* NonActionGuy: He’s in a position of some importance, and he presumably has the same sort of physical power as other Eternals. But he’s rarely, if ever, shown in any sort of battle. If force is needed, he’s more likely to send the Delphan Brothers.
* PetTheDog: Gets this from Thanos, of all people. [[spoiler:While Thanos does kill Domo for not being able to follow his wishes, he notes that he was dealing with limited means and doesn't blame him, and even orders the Machine to have Domo's resurrection a top priority.]]
* SensingYouAreOutmatched: He's tempted to deceive Thanos, but ultimately decides against it after considering the previous failure of ConsummateLiar Druig.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Druig]]
!!Druig
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Ivan Druig, Druig of Nightmares
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

Druig, Lord of Flames and Nightmares, is a Polarian Eternal, son of Valkin and cousin to Ikaris. A power hungry schemer, Druig was a disappointment to his father, who nevertheless turned a blind eye to Druig's faults.

His current body is East Asian in appearance, whereas his previous one was Caucasian, as was the form he had when he clashed with Thor and the Deviant Dromedan many centuries ago - although flashbacks to the 13th century show him using the same East Asian appearance at that time.
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* BackFromTheDead: He was killed off at the end of the original Jack Kirby series (1977) and wasn’t resurrected until the Neil Gaiman (2006) miniseries introduced the Eternals’ ResurrectiveImmortality.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee, and is one of the few Eternals that are evil. Noticeably averted with his MCU version.
* ClashingCousins: He's the biggest foe of his cousin Ikaris.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Druig as the snake.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's basically an {{Expy}} of Loki in this regard, when dealing with beings he can't terrify into submission. He tries it on Thanos in the 2021 series, and gets bluntly shut down. Apparently, as "lickspittles" go, he doesn't really compare to Mephisto.
* PragmaticVillainy: He's perfectly willing to bide his time and, where necessary, be helpful to more heroic Eternals - if it serves his interests.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His armor - and most of the outfits he wears - in the Gaiman and Knauf series are black and red (he preferred red and pale blue in the original Kirby series)
* RetCanon: Notably averted in the ComicBook/Eternals2021 series. He’s the only Eternal from the [[Film/{{Eternals}} MCU adaptation]] who still has an appearance and personality significantly different to their film equivalent.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Druig engineers Thanos’s election as the new Prime Eternal. Thanos’s first action is to kill him]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: He's the only Eternal associated with Olympia that is evil. He even lampshades it in the 2021 comic.
* {{Touche}}: [[spoiler: Thanos outsmarts Druig, kills him and resurrects him with LaserGuidedAmnesia. On reviving, he immediately works out what happened and why, gives Thanos a smile and says “''Masterfully done''”]].
* TraumaButton: One of Druig's powers is the ability to find people's deepest, darkest fears and exploit them to control their minds.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: On the receiving end. Druig generally prefers to avoid hand-to-hand combat, but centuries ago he decided to swoop down from the sky and wrestle a suspicious figure who was fighting some mortals. It was ComicBook/{{Thor}}. It did not go well for Druig.
* VillainousValor: He is noted to have great tenacity and determination and will work hard to achieve his ends... except it will only ever be for his own ends.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Forgotten One (Gilgamesh)]]
!!The Forgotten One
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Gilgamesh, Hero, Gil, Hero of Sumer, Lost Eternal, Beloved of the Muses, Dragon-Slayer, Forgotten Nemesis, Beast of Legend, King Gilgamesh
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #13 (April, 1977)

His true name lost in the mists of time, The Forgotten One is a member of the immortal race called the Eternals. He has been known by many names, most notably Gilgamesh, but he is once more who he must ever be: The Forgotten One.
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* BackForTheDead: In the Knauf series. Ajak reaches the amnesiac Forgotten One first, brainwashes him and sends him on a rampage. Thena is forced to kill him.
* BoisterousBruiser: In some of his appearances. In others, he’s much more of a BloodKnight - in the 2021 series he’s directly compared to The Punisher.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By Ajak in the Knauf series. He very nearly kills Druig, Legba and Makkari.
* TheCaptain: In the 2021 series he leads his own faction of Eternals, the Forgotten. They include Utunaa, Dumzaa and Ishtaa (named after the Sumerian deities Etana, Dumuzid and Ishtar).
* ContinuitySnarl: After the Gaiman series (in which he doesn’t appear) he’s amnesiac until Ajak finds him in the Knauf series, sends him BrainwashedAndCrazy, and Thena’s forced to kill him. And yet he’s also wandering about in ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'', alive, with his memories intact. And that series directly states that the resurrection machines are still broken.
* CoolMask: For the 2021 series he wears a mask that completely covers his face.
* EternalHero: The definitive article right here -- he inspired the universal concept of the Hero archetype in humanity's collective unconscious in the first place. He is essentially Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces manifest. Fittingly, he sometimes simply goes by "Hero" like he owns the word. Plus, his main moniker doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, so who can blame him?
* TheFogOfAges: Having walked amongst fleeting humanity for millennia, the Forgotten One embodies the wandering immortal trope best of all the Eternals. He's acted as a guardian or ruler of innumerable civilizations and his many names are scribed in legend and folklore throughout the world. But the tragic irony is that nobody really knows anything about him, not even his real name.
* HandicappedBadass: At one point, as retold in ''ComicBook/{{Thor}}'', he was caught in an explosion on a Celestial spaceship and left drifting through space before the Celestials revived and empowered him. The experience left him blind, with Sprite sometimes acting as his guide. Blindness didn’t stop him holding his own in battle against both Thor and Hercules, mind you.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the righteous fist.
* IHaveManyNames: He has taken on countless identities throughout human history, including legendary heroes from various mythologies such as Hercules, Samson, Atlas and Beowulf, but his most synonymous alias is Gilgamesh. [[ExpyCoexistence (Though it gets a bit confusing when you realize that all of these characters also exist independently in the Marvel Universe as well...)]]
* MistakenIdentity:
** In ancient times he was mistaken for Hercules and a few other "mythic" strongmen. Which created a mild ContinuitySnarl, because ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules is ''already'' a character in Marvel canon.
** In modern times, it works both ways - Hercules was mistaken for an amnesiac Gilgamesh following the Gaiman ''Eternals'' series, and ''The Incredible Hercules'' took care to [[RetCon explain Gilgamesh's claim]] to have been Hercules. Eventually the two of them ended up as housemates for a while. (Unless that one was the ''other'' Gilgamesh - as noted, it gets a bit confusing. Especially when Eternals also change their appearances)
* SomebodyNamedNobody: He is commonly known as the Forgotten One to his Eternals. His original name has been deleted from the Machine’s records.
* SuperStrength: Even among his fellow Eternals, his strength is renowned. He's able to trade blows with Thor and Hercules without too much effort.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ikaris]]
!!Ikaris
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' "Iceberg" Ike Harris, Sovereign, Isaac "Ike" Harris, Daedalus
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)

An Eternal who possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes. He is known for his ability to fly and project cosmic energy beams from his eyes.
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* BloodKnight: He definitely enjoys fighting, as recognized by Thanos in the 2021 series, who greets him as "a fellow poet of annihilation."
* ClarkKenting: Ikaris hides his eyes with dark glasses.
* ClashingCousins: He and his cousin Druig are each other's worst enemies.
* EyeBeams: All Eternals can theoretically use eye beams, but for Ikaris they’re a favorite weapon and he’s exceptionally dangerous with them. He’s spent a million years honing his skills.
* FlyingBrick: All Eternals have some level of this, but Ikaris flies faster and hits harder than almost any of the others. It’s one of many reasons the great machine refers to him as ‘the arrow’.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the arrow.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the human Margo Damian. Previous relationships are also hinted at, but haven’t been directly portrayed.
* SupermanSubstitute: Shares the powers of flight, strength and heat vision, and dresses in red and blue.
* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from Daedalus to Ikaris after the death of his son Icarus.
* {{Nephewism}}: In the original continuity, Ikaris was still a child (by Eternal standards) when his father Virako died in battle. His mother Tulayn had apparently [[AllInTheManual died in a teleportation accident]] centuries earlier, so he was largely raised by his uncle Valkin.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Has blonde hair and his outfit is red and blue. He's also one of the nicer Eternals.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In most appearances, he’s almost identical to his father Virako - only their hair colour differs. Thor, who’s already met Virako, sees Ikaris and immediately knows who he is.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He’s made some questionable decisions over the years:
** He led the Olympian Eternals to ally with the High Evolutionary, capturing the ComicBook/SilverSurfer and the Super-Skrull to map their DNA as part of a plan to upgrade the entire human race. Ikaris was unconcerned when the Olympian machines used - calibrated for Earth’s Deviants rather than alien Skrulls - effectively tortured the Super-Skrull.
** When he turned up to Avengers Mansion to retrieve Sersi (who was an Avengers member at the time), he appeared in an explosion that damaged the building, immediately demanded she was surrendered to him, and then turned his eye beams on Captain America - who’d verbally objected to this - rather than trying to explain what was going on. Sprite made a point of telling him just how stupid this was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack of Knives]]
!!Jack of Knives
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 5) #7 (November, 2021)

An amoral and dangerous Eternal, one of the four Tricks. Their allegiance can be bought, and for the right price they’ll kill, vote to empower a monster, or perhaps even pretend to care.
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* AmbiguousGender: Jack uses they/them pronouns.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes them as the knife, commenting that their name serves as fair warning.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Machine’s commentary notes that the only consideration Jack’s ever shown for others is in choosing a name which also acts as a warning.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Introduced in 2021 and never mentioned before. But like all of Earth’s Eternals, they’ve been there for a million years - and characters such as Ikaris and Sersi clearly know them.
* StealthExpert: Jack claims they’re good enough to hide from Sersi, if they really want to. Their powers are certainly more than enough to hide from normal people and less adept Eternals.
* SuperMobBoss: One of the Tricks, who are essentially Eternal crime lords
* WeAreAsMayflies: Has a very detached view of human lives, as they die so very quickly that it’s not really worth caring.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Khoryphos]]
!!Khoryphos
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

An Eternal musician who’s now settled in the Deviant city of Lemuria. He’s capable of subtly affecting other people’s minds and emotions.
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: When Khoryphos first finds himself teleported to Lemuria and inside Yrdisis’s house, he’s immediately won over by her paintings, and hadn’t expected anything like that as part of Deviant culture.
* HotGuyUglyWife: By human standards, he’s fairly attractive, whereas his lover Yrdisis, like many other Deviants, looks rather ugly.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the lyre.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Deviant artist Yrdisis.
* NonActionGuy: Describes himself as “an artist first... warrior second”, and rarely if ever ends up in direct combat.
* ShoutOut: Many Eternals have names that echo mythology, for reasons that make sense in-universe - but Khoryphos and Yrdisis are a specific allusion to Orpheus and Eurydice.
* UndergroundRailroad: Runs one in Deviant Lemuria with his partner Yrdisis after the fall of Ghaur's priesthood, saving innocents from execution and smuggling them out of the city.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kingo Sunen]]
!!Kingo Sunen
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:'''
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

Kingo Sunen is a samurai, master swordsman, film star and producer. He hailed from a Japanese settlement of Eternals in the mountains overlooking the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.
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* ArrowCatch: Fast enough to do this in the 2021 series. He then compliments the archer on their technique.
* AscendedExtra: He’s not in the Gaiman miniseries or the Knauf series at all, he only has a cameo in the original Kirby series and he’s very much supporting cast when he does appear in the Gillis/Simonson series. However, the 2021 series promotes him to core cast (as did the ''Eternals'' film).
* BaldOfAwesome: For the 2021 series, he's completely bald and one of the best fighters among the Eternals.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: In the Kirby series it's mentioned that he's a famous movie star who loves to play samurai -- the implication being that his secret identity is Creator/ToshiroMifune.
* DualWielding: Fights with two katanas.
* FightsLikeANormal: He's a FlyingBrick like most Eternals, but he prefers to fight using samurai skills.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Kingo as the smiling mask.
* LargeHam: In the 2021 comics, he is seen to enjoy films and hammy performances. This could be a trait from his MCU version, who is a film star.
* ManlyFacialHair: A thin mustache and goatee, fitting for a samurai and hammy movie star.
* {{Samurai}}: While he's not really Japanese, he likes the culture and dresses like one.
* WideEyedIdealist: Was this at one point. He thought he should assassinate the Mongol general Subotai to save people, but on consideration decided to spare his life and see what happens. Subotai died of a stroke and his troops returned home. He learnt that the right thing to do isn't always obvious or easy, and that a bit of patience can make a difference.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Legba]]
!!Legba
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 4) #1 (August, 2008)

A decadent Eternal who allies with Druig when he takes control of Vorozheika. Sometimes the voice of reason for Druig’s faction, and possibly the closest thing Druig has to a friend.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The 2009 ''Eternals'' annual, where he’s the only representative of Druig’s faction, gives him an awful lot more screen time and dialogue than any of his other appearances. Also, he saves the day.
* AffablyEvil: Friendly and talkative, even if he has limited patience with people who assume he’s just Druig’s catspaw.
* BreakThemByTalking: When the Young Gods return and take control of Madripoor, the other Eternals immediately start fighting them. Whereas Legba finds their leader Varuna - who’s protected by her psychic force shield - and spends the time eating sushi and chatting to her. Eventually he makes a comment that causes her to briefly doubt her convictions. And then he decapitates her with EyeBeams before she can regain her focus on the shield.
* TheHedonist: Apparently the actual [[TheCaligula Emperor Commodus]], of all people, labeled Legba as a "sybarite" during an orgy. And he should know. Bonus points for the fact that this is an anecdote shared by Legba himself - he seems quite proud of it.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Introduced in 2008 after a passing mention in the 2006 Gaiman series - and never mentioned before that. But like all of Earth’s Eternals, he’s been there for a million years - and Druig knows him very well.
* SinisterMinister: While amnesiac after Sprite’s reality warping, he ends up as a hypocritical fire-and-brimstone Louisiana preacher, extremely fond of the pleasures of the flesh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Makkari]]
!!Makkari
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Mike Khary, Frank Harper, Mark Curry, Jake Curtiss, Major Mercury, Hurricane, Mercury, Adam Clayton, Mac Curry, Michael Gray, Thoth
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Mercury[[/note]]; ''Captain America Comics'' #1 (December, 1940) [[note]]As Hurricane[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Makkari[[/note]]

Makkari is the fastest of the Eternals and was specifically created by the Dreaming Celestial, who wanted to optimize one of Earth’s Eternals as a speedster. When the Dreaming Celestial finally wakes, Makkari is also chosen as its representative on Earth.

In most ''Eternals'' comics, Makkari has been portrayed as a Caucasian man. However, in the 2021 series they are resurrected as a Black woman, in line with [[{{retcanon}} the character’s appearance in the Eternals film]].
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* AllInTheManual: The Marvel Universe handbooks state that 1940s characters Mercury and Hurricane were actually Makkari in disguise.
* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Their parents Veron and Mara were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen. The 2021 series confirms that they’re both in Olympia.
* BroughtDownToBadass: Immediately prior to the 2021 series, Makkari becomes deaf and mute, only able to communicate through sign language. She’s also lost her active telepathy, although she can hold a telepathic conversation if someone else starts it. She's still the fastest of all Eternals.
* CoolShades: Sports some really cool eye protection, necessary in their running.
* CompositeCharacter: Mercury and Hurricane, two seemingly unrelated Golden Age speedsters, were later retconned into disguises of Makkari.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Once gave up all of their other Eternal powers in exchange for being able to solely focus on improving their already impressive SuperSpeed.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, simply describes Makkari as ‘fast’.
* RetCanon: In the 2021 series, Makkari is resurrected as a Black woman, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film. She’s also deaf (after a disastrous incident when she tried to contact the Dreaming Celestial), which also matches her actor and portrayal.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Makkari was resurrected as a woman (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film).
* SuperSpeed: Makkari devoted the majority of their Eternal energies to the improvement of personal speed. They can create cyclones by running in circles, and can run up walls and across water. At one point in their life, Makkari trained with the Eternal guru Elo to boost their speed to unprecedented levels, making them one of the fastest beings in the entire Marvel Universe.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oceanus]]
!!Oceanus
Brother to Kronos and Uranos. Although he did nothing wrong, he chose to banish himself from Eternal society after his brothers were both Excluded, becoming leader of the rehabilitated Uranites of the Oceanic Watch.
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: The Seth to Uranos’s Cain and Kronos’s Abel.
* TheCaptain: In the 2021 comic he is mentioned as leading his own faction, the Oceanic Watch.
* EvilMeScaresMe: His brother Uranos, first leader of the Eternals, became a genocidal tyrant. His brother Kronos, second leader of the Eternals, then ruined their capital city and killed all of the inhabitants while ascending to godhood. Oceanus feared he’d go the same way, so removed himself from the succession and became an exile, uninvolved in Eternal politics.
* TheGhost: He was first mentioned by name in 1973, long before the Eternals and Titans were connected by subsequent stories, but as of 2021 he still hasn't appeared in person yet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phastos]]
!!Phastos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Hephaestus, Vulcan, Ceasefire, Phillip Stoss
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

Eternal who was often mistaken for the Greek god Hephaestus. He built most of the Eternals' devices, including the sword of Kingo Sunen and the flight harness used by Icarus. The hammer Phastos carries has the power to manipulate machinery in ways the Eternals' own matter control powers can not.
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* BaldOfAwesome: He's bald and the most skilled Eternal blacksmith.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In the 2021 series, he decided that the Eternals were an impediment to protecting Earth due to their draining of life force from ordinary humans, and tried to wipe them out. Unfortunately, the Eternals and Earth are kind of intertwined...]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Finding out that The Machine uses humans to give life to the Eternals is what causes his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the forge and the hammer.
* ManlyFacialHair: A well-trimmed beard, which contrasts with his more unkempt Olympian counterpart, and he's pretty manly, like most Eternals.
* UltimateBlacksmith: He wouldn't have been confused with the actual Hephaestus if he wasn't. Among other feats, he helped create the PoweredArmor of the Evolutionaries.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He had a good reason for [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn in the 2021 series]]. Much the same applied in his ''New Warriors'' appearance, where he’d been misled into believing that the only way to save humanity was to act against Earth’s non-Eternal superhumans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pixie]]
!!Pixie
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Marvel: The Lost Generation'' #12 (March, 2000)

An Eternal who was once part of a mid-twentieth century super team, The First Line. Decades later, she was one of the Eternals recruited by Druig's faction when he took control of Vorozheika.
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* FaceHeelTurn: When she returns in the 2009 series, she's one of Druig's allies and opposing the Olympian Eternals. As she'd previously been lost and amnesiac, it's implied that some of this was due to brainwashing by Druig.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pixie is apparently a nickname, and she's not listed by that name when the machine lists all of Earth's Eternals at the start of the 2021 series. However, the series hasn't yet confirmed which of the 'new' names on that list is hers.
* TakenForGranite: As part of the First Line, she used ‘Pixie dust’ that would petrify her foes. How much of that was actually the dust and how much was a cover for her innate Eternal powers is unrevealed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sersi]]
!!Sersi
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Circe, Sylvia Sersy, Mesmer, Sorceress
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Venus'' #9 (January, 1950) [[note]]As Circe[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #3 (June, 1976) [[note]]As Sersi[[/note]]

Sersi, initially summarized in the 2021 series as “complicated”, is a keeper of secrets, a charming social butterfly who enjoys human society, and said to be the most skilled and powerful matter-transmuter of the Eternals. She encountered - and later joined - the Avengers after inviting them to one of her parties and meeting her long-lost "cousin" Starfox of the Titan Eternals.
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* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Perse and Helios were [[AllInTheManual named as her parents in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen. The 2021 series does mention that they’re both living in Olympia.
* BalefulPolymorph: Sersi is able to transmute nearly any item or being into almost whatever she wishes.
* BattleCouple: With Avengers teammate Dane Whitman, the Black Knight.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Sersi is the sorceress Circe from Greek Mythology.
-->'''Sersi''': The Greek storytellers could never spell my name right.
* TheDreaded: Amongst the Eternals it's said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, mightiest of all Eternals, fears the power of Sersi.
* EmeraldPower: She is one of the most alluring and enigmatic Eternals, and she commonly dresses up in green.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She is the most fun-loving and hedonistic of the Eternals, much to Thena's annoyance.
* HealingFactor: All Eternals have some scope for this, but Sersi’s an expert. In additional to natural healing, she can heal herself or others using her molecular control powers. She once reconstructed her own arm after it was disintegrated.
* IAmTheNoun: Played with. The 2021 series uses this approach for many Eternals. But when it reaches Sersi, the machine pauses for once... and then opts to describe her as “complicated”.
* InterspeciesRomance: Anytime she has a relationship with a human it counts as this, but most specifically with her teammate Dane Whitman, the second Black Knight.
* LackOfEmpathy: She admits that she has learned to care less about humans [[spoiler:and their exploitation by the Machine]] to keep her sanity.
* MasterOfIllusion: Sersi is skilled in the use of illusions. Her illusions affect all five senses and are virtually indistinguishable from the 'real thing'. Her illusions are so effective, it's often difficult to tell whether she is employing illusions or [[RealityWarper her matter-rearranging abilities]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: She has a voluptuous body with huge breasts. What {{Comicbook/Powergirl}} does for the [[Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Sersi does for the Avengers.
** Comic artist Mike Deodato has stated that Sersi was on of his biggest sources of [[MsFanservice inspiration]] as a teenager, and it's not hard to see why given some of his [[BuxomIsBetter artistic]] [[ShesGotLegs predilections]].
* MsFanservice: When you're initially conceived as a "flirtatious demi-goddess not afraid to take her clothes off" in [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the 1970's]], you know you're destined to be this kind of character.
* ReallyGetsAround: According to Sprite, she slept with every straight adult male Eternal, all sixty of them.
* ShesGotLegs: Most of her many costumes show them off.
* PurpleIsPowerful: For her return on the 2021 series she trades her green outfit for a purple one.
* TheTease: During her time with the Avengers, she started a flirtation with Captain America (much to his embarrassment).
* {{Telepathy}}: Sersi can psychically communicate, read minds, and project her thoughts into other people. She can compel the distracted or weak minded to do her bidding through hypnosis
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She can teleport herself and others across vast distances although doing so is unpleasant for Eternals.
* {{Transmutation}}: Sersi's special ability is matter rearrangement and she is the only fifth level adept (the highest level possible among Eternals) in that discipline. [[TheDreaded Amongst the Eternals it is said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, the mightiest of all Eternals, fear her.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sprite]]
!!Sprite
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Colín, Peter Frickin' Pan
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #9 (December, 1976)

The trickster. Sprite is an illusionist, and seemingly the only Eternal with the form of a child, never growing up (and occasionally quite bitter about that fact).
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* BackFromTheDead: Zuras kills the now-mortal Sprite at the end of the 2006 series. As he’s no longer Eternal, it seems this will be the end. And it’s possible that version of Sprite ''is'' dead - but the 2021 series reveals that this won’t stop the great machine creating a new body and placing a backup of Sprite’s mind into it. There is no escape from Eternal ResurrectiveImmortality.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Toby Robson asks her if she’s ever killed anyone. Sprite jokingly says she’s killed oodles, confident that nobody would find that phrasing scary. Unless they see just how many people she means by ‘oodles’.
* BigBad: Of the 2006 Neil Gaiman miniseries. She’s very sheepish about it in the 2021 series, after she’s restored to a safe backup without those memories and Ikaris explains just what she did.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sprite is one highly annoying little bastard.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Sprite’s apparent age and height has shifted a little over the years, especially in guest appearances. One ''Avengers'' story portrayed him as wiry but muscular, seemingly at the end of his teens, and only a head shorter than Ikaris or the Black Knight.
* EmeraldPower: Shares this trait with Sersi.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the Neil Gaiman miniseries, where he becomes the BigBad, almost destroying the Eternals and the world in an effort to become mortal.
* ImmortalImmaturity: He's not very mature because of his inability to grow.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Being the same age and fairly androgynous to begin with, when Sprite is revived as female, she doesn't look much different than when she was male.
* NotGrowingUpSucks: Became very disillusioned with being stuck as a child for millennia. On resurrection, as a girl, she seems less bothered with it - for the time being, anyway.
* Really700YearsOld: All of Earth’s Eternals are a million years old. But Sprite’s the only one who’s permanently in a child’s form.
* RetCanon: Resurrected as a girl at the start of the 2021 series, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film.
* SealedEvilInACan: Was imprisoned in the Exclusion immediately prior to the start of the 2021 series. She’s the only Eternal we’ve seen with an Exclusion sentence commuted.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Sprite was resurrected as a girl (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film).
* TheTrickster: He pranked humans for centuries under various guises, inspiring Shakespeare's character of the same name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thena]]
!!Thena
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!!!'''Alter Ego:''' Azura (birth name)
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Thena Eliot, Athena, Zura, Betty Sue Bialovsky, Prime Eternal
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Minerva[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Thena[[/note]]

Thena is effectively Eternal royalty, the daughter of Zuras and Cybele and the granddaughter of Kronos (all of which also makes her cousin to Thanos and Eros). She is also one of the few Eternals with children in modern times, mother of Deborah and Donald Ritter, as well as Joey Eliot. Thena is the occasional lover of the Deviant Kro (father of Deborah and Donald) and once served as the Prime Eternal after Zuras’s death.
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* BadassBoast: In the ''Heroes for Hire'' series, Thena confronts the Omega-level mutant Exodus. When he says her physical power is impressive, but outmatched by his vast mental powers, Thena points out that she also has those. In abundance. And Exodus, who’s fought entire teams of X-Men and Avengers, backs down.
* BadassCape: Thena is often seen with a red cape.
* BladeOnAStick: Her sort of spear-axe that's her default weapon.
* BlingOfWar: Her golden armor is quite impressive.
* FlyingBrick: More competent in this role than many Eternals - she claims she’s not a great flier, but once casually clotheslined Iron Man.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: She is generally associated with gold.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes her as the book and the blade.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** With Deviants, more often than not. Considering that the Eternals are pretty much the Deviants' most hated enemies/most feared opponents, this leads to somewhat... ''odd'' situations.
** Thena also married a human when she was left amnesiac by Sprite’s reality warping in the Gaiman miniseries. Her husband was killed, but she has a son from that relationship, Joey.
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: She seems to be the light to Sersi's dark.
* MamaBear: She is fiercely devoted to the children she has sired across her history: Donald and Deborah Ritter and Joey Athena.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's 5'10"/178cm tall and very beautiful.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Became the leader of the Eternals for a time after the death of her father Zuras.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Valkin]]
!!Valkin
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Vulcan[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977) [[note]]As Valkin[[/note]]

Ikaris's uncle and Druig's father, leader of the Polarian Eternals. Valkin spent much of the Cold War as a KGB officer, trying to subtly reduce tension between the west and the USSR in an effort to avoid open war.
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* BackForTheDead: Prior to the 2021 series, his only appearance since 1984 had been a single historical flashback in a 2011 ''Thor'' story. In the first issue of the new series he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine - and then KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Brother Tode’s Deviants captured the Eternals and tortured some to death. After Tode was defeated, Valkin insisted on “most of Earth’s Deviant population” being molecularly translated and compressed into a cube, which was then left floating in space. The process was described as fatal and irreversible. Subsequent stories suggested that it was actually just “the elite of Lemuria” who suffered that fate, and Tode and some of his troops may well have warranted the death penalty, but...
* InTheBlood: He possesses great mental abilities, just like his son Druig.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Valkin’s very skilled with his mental powers and was even able to inflict this on Thor when they first met, centuries ago.
* {{Nephewism}}: In the original continuity, Valkin’s nephew Ikaris was still a child (by Eternal standards) when his father Virako died in battle. His mother Tulayn had apparently [[AllInTheManual died in a teleportation accident]] centuries earlier, so he was largely raised by Valkin, and the two have remained close.
* SecretPolice: Spent at least part of the Cold War in the role of Colonel Vulcannin of the [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:El Vampiro]]
!!El Vampiro
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Thor'' #290 (December, 1979)

An Eternal with fangs who first appeared as a masked wrestler, active in both Mexico and California. One of the few Eternals to be married to a mortal human.
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* BackForTheDead: After appearing in a single issue of Thor, he returns almost 30 years later as one of Druig’s faction in the 2008 Knauf series. Two issues later, the Horde kill him. The Eternals’ usual ResurrectiveImmortality has been disabled at this point, so he spends the rest of the arc in an AfterlifeAntechamber.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His death in the Knauf run. A huge scorpion-style stinger stabs him from behind, the point protruding from his chest.
* MaskedLuchador: Had a successful career as a luchador when Thor first encountered him.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: He’s married to a human woman, Maria, when Thor first meets him. His wife knows he’s an Eternal and that he’ll outlive her.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Vampiro is apparently a nickname, and he's not listed by that name when the machine lists all of Earth's Eternals at the start of the 2021 series. However, the series hasn't yet confirmed which of the 'new' names on that list is his.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Virako]]
!!Virako
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Thor Annual'' #7 (September, 1978)

A polar Eternal. Father of Ikaris and friend of Thor. Virako was killed a thousand years ago, sacrificing himself in a battle against the Deviants, so wasn’t part of the original Jack Kirby cast. He was eventually resurrected in modern times, but has remained a background character and hasn’t generally been portrayed as close to his son.
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* BackForTheDead: At the start of the 2021 series, he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine. He’s KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* BackFromTheDead: One of the first Eternals to be resurrected, back before their ResurrectiveImmortality was established as part of the mythos. Phastos managed to reconstitute his body a thousand years after he died.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'', which sees the resurrected Virako, one of only two Eternals left in Olympia, reunited with his old comrade Thor. He even narrates the opening sequence for one issue.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: In ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'' he comments that after a thousand years dead, he feels disconnected from his fellow Eternals.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In most appearances, he’s almost identical to Ikaris - only their hair colour differs. Thor, who knows Virako, sees Ikaris for the first time and immediately realises who he is.
* SuicideAttack: On the Deviants’ World-Devouring Worm, centuries ago. Virako irradiates himself and flies down its throat before [[FeedItABomb unleashing a fatal explosion]].
* WeAreAsMayflies: When he’s resurrected in the 2000 ''New Eternals'' special, he really doesn’t understand why everyone’s so concerned about the humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zuras]]
!!Zuras
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Father Zuras, Jupiter, Prime Eternal, (Zuras has often been mistaken for the Olympian god Zeus)
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Jupiter[[/note]]; ''The Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Zuras[[/note]]

Zuras is the son of Kronos and Daina, brother of A'Lars (Mentor) and father of Thena. He rules Earth's Eternals, from Olympia, as the Prime-Eternal.
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* AGodIAmNot: In the Gaiman miniseries, he forbiddingly points out to Iron Man that the Eternals were worshipped by humans as their gods. Iron Man, less than fazed, points out that he ''knows'' gods, and Zuras is ''not'' a god. Zuras cracks up and agrees with him.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Can be seen as the counterpart of DC's Highfather, being the bearded ruler of an immortal race.
* BackFromTheDead: After being dead for several years and serving as a SpiritAdvisor, he was resurrected during the Neil Gaiman mini-series. He’s died again at least three times since then, but has generally returned more quickly.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He was initially portrayed as one of the oldest Eternals, and one with somewhat less human priorities as a result. Even though later continuity established that all Eternals are the same age, he’s still got this mindset. [[spoiler: The 2021 Eternals comic with its HumanResources revelation illustrates this. ]]
* CoolOldGuy: Is this to his grandson Joey, though the two had a rocky start.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is less evil and more antagonistic. With that said, he shows sincere devotion to his pet dog Socrates and his grandson Joey.
* EvilNephew: His nephew happens to be Thanos.
* EvilRedhead: In a sense. He is redheaded and as a leader of the Eternals considers that many things are his fault, and as the leader he must bear that burden. [[spoiler: These things include killing Sprite, though he later approved the resurrected Sprite’s release from the Exclusion, and the conspiracy over the Eternal's resurrection]].
* FaceHeelTurn: In the 2014 ''New Warriors'' series he’s presented as the BigBad, allied with supervillain the High Evolutionary to try to eliminate Earth’s non-Eternal superhumans, and claiming that their existence will cause the Celestials to destroy the Earth. It’s made pretty clear that he’s lying about the Celestials - and the New Warriors directly call him out on it - but he silences the High Evolutionary before Phastos and other Eternals can get to the truth.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In a 2012 guest appearance in ''Hulk'', he’s becoming increasingly concerned that mortal heroes with great power have no qualms about causing chaos and meddling in a way that the Eternals have generally tried to avoid. When he next appears, in ''New Warriors'', he’s decided that [[FaceHeelTurn the mortal superhumans need to be eliminated]].
* ManlyFacialHair: Has a red beard and is the leader of Earth's Eternals.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's fairly okay as leader of the Eternals. Of course, their nature and morality are different from humans.
[[/folder]]

!!Eternals of Titan
[[folder:A'Lars (Mentor)]]
!!A'Lars
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Mentor, Excluded A
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

Son of Kronos, father of Thanos and Eros, grandfather of Thane.

A'Lars, more commonly referred to as Mentor, founded the Titan colony orbiting Saturn. Engineer, physicist, father - Mentor shaped many of Marvel’s cosmic characters.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: After turning a blind eye for many years, A'Lars is eventually forced into conflict against his genocidal, Death-worshipping son Thanos.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: After Thanos attempts to blackmail A’Lars into helping him find the cure for a fatal affliction, A'Lars reveals that he too is dying and proceeds to give his tyrannical despot of a son one hell of a final call-out, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome telling Thanos to his face that he was a mistake who should have died at birth]], provoking the Mad Titan into ending his suffering. Ironically, as Thanos killed him, he mused that A'Lars finally sounded like his father.
* FreudianExcuse: He wanted to have true Eternal children to prove his more cautious brother Zuras wrong. He wanted children to love, but never really lost his need to beat Zuras.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While his son Thanos was shunned by everyone in Titanian society, including his own mother, because of his hideous deformities, A'Lars loved and accepted him throughout his adolescent years and initially refused to acknowledge Thanos's growing psychotic tendencies until it was too late.
* KilledOffForReal: By Thanos, though A'Lars was dying anyway. [[spoiler: He is later [[ResurrectiveImmortality revived]], but condemned to eternal imprisonment in the Exclusion, within a cell that records Thanos's estimated killcount.]]
* MeaningfulName: Tried to invoke this on his offspring. He wanted Thanos to represent a triumph over death.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Possesses this.
* OneSteveLimit: His moniker of Mentor is shared with a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eros (Starfox)]]
!!Eros
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Eron (Birth Name), Starfox
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

Eros is the youngest son of A'Lars (Mentor) and Thanos's younger brother. He’s an Eternal and an Avenger.

Unlike his parents and other Eternals from Earth, he’s not connected to the great machine, so doesn’t seem to be bound by the [[{{geas}} Eternal Principles]] or benefit from their ResurrectiveImmortality.
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* AmazonChaser: He has a particular interest in Earth's many superhuman women, such as ComicBook/SheHulk. It seems to give him an ego boost that he can "tame" them (with some questionable applications of his powers, mainly).
* BrilliantButLazy: As an Eternal, Eros has a godly amount of innate potential, but he'd rather refine his seduction abilities than train his body or mind to their fullest despite having millennia to do so. His older future self from ''Infinity Siblings'' overcame his laziness and became a more proactive hero, helping Adam Warlock and Pip the Troll to stop Future Thanos from assimilating the cosmic entities, and in the present day, despite being crippled and confined to a hoverchair, he effortlessly bosses around cosmic heavyweights when hunting down the host of the resurrected Thanos. [[spoiler: Pity [[TomatoInTheMirror it turned out to be him.]]]]
* CainAndAbel: As a handsome, fun-loving womanizer, he is the polar opposite to his deformed, thoroughly evil brother Thanos. Although he's not exactly the most moral guy, it's a task to not look like a saint when Thanos is your sibling.
* TheCasanova: In close competition with [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] for the title of most prolific womanizer in the Marvel Universe.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the ''Infinity Siblings'' graphic novel, being stranded on a jungle planet for many years pushed Eros to become more proactive and less selfish.
* ComboPlatterPowers
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He's drifted through life, and as he bitterly observes to a dead Thanos, he actually envied his psychotic brother on the grounds that Thanos always knew what his purpose was - he didn't even have that.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: In the first issue of the 2016 ''Thanos'' series, Starfox is shown in an orgy with aliens from various species and genders. When the Champion of the Universe enters the room, Starfox's first impulse is to invite him to come get in on the action.
* FlyingBrick
* GroinAttack: He was infamously on the receiving end of a vicious one from She-Hulk after she discovered that he had used his LivingAphrodisiac powers to coerce her into a relationship. He's lucky to still even have balls after that, but it's hard to feel sorry for him.
* HealingFactor: While it is not as advanced as other members of his species, Eros still has this. If he is injured, his physiology enables him to recover much faster and more extensively than a human being is capable of. Injuries such as lacerations or bullet wounds can fully mend within a matter of hours. This ability can be augmented dramatically if Starfox properly trains himself.
* TheHedonist: Spends all of his immortal life pursuing earthly pleasures.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Starfox, like all Eternals, is essentially immortal. The cosmic energy housed in his body has been developed for the purpose of halting his natural aging process. Although well over 1,000 years old, he is still physically young by Eternal standards.
* ImmortalityPromiscuity: Virtually immortal, but unlike his nihilistic brother Eros is a carefree womanizer - though the 'carefree' and 'womanizer' parts are [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife only part]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual of the truth.]]
* LivingAphrodisiac: He passively emits pleasure stimulation in others wherever he goes, but he can amp it up to anything from arousal to uncontrollable lust on a whim. This results in some InUniverse UnfortunateImplications [[invoked]] and QuestionableConsent as he has used his powers to manipulate countless women (and some men) into sex or long-term relationships throughout the centuries.
* ManipulativeBastard: Even without using his powers, he plays a mean game at this when he wants to, as recent events have shown. This was earlier hinted at during the original ''Infinity Gauntlet'', when Thanos opted to remove his mouth - and explicitly did it not just because Eros was annoying him, but because he didn't want to risk letting him talk.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Tryco Slatterus points out in the 2016 ''Thanos'' series, he's much smarter than he lets on - the debauched hedonist and fun-loving adventurer acts are just that, acts, which he uses to get people to let their guard down. When he drops the act, he's a much more serious - and much more dangerous - individual.
* OlderAndWiser: In the recent graphic novel ''Infinity Siblings'' and its two sequels, Eros became this in a alternate future where he got stranded on a wild planet and forced to drop his hedonism in order to survive.
* PowerPerversionPotential: He has the power to control the emotions of others. In one ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' arc, a suit was brought against him by some, including She-Hulk herself, who may have been forced into sex with him thanks to his powers. (The man's real name is Eros, after all).
* SuperStrength: Eros can lift around 15 tons, which is actually on the low end compared to others of his species (guys like Hyperion can lift 70 tons while Gilgamesh and early Thanos are Class 100, while even non-melee females like Sersi and Azura are stronger).
* SuperToughness: He's not bulletproof, but he's still pretty tough.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kronos]]
!!Kronos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Chronos
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

A mysterious and rarely seen entity, Kronos is the cosmic master of time. Once leader of Earth’s Eternals, his experiments transformed him into a powerful figure within the universe's large landscape.

He now resides between the space/time continuum as an ominous figure observing matters of galactic importance.
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* BaldOfAwesome: Even before he became blue, he was completely bald.
* CainAndAbel: The benevolent Abel - at least when compared to his genocidal brother Uranos’s Cain. Back before Kronos’s ascension, they fought a civil war for control of Earth’s Eternals. Kronos won, so humanity lived. Technically CainAndAbelAndSeth, but third brother Oceanus has remained TheUnseen since his first mention in the 1970s.
* GodhoodSeeker: The 2021 series takes this view of him. His Eternal half is imprisoned for the crime of “apocalyptic auto-deification” and it’s stated that his efforts devastated Titanos and killed the entire Eternal race several times. There’s also a theory that he’s doomed the whole Earth, although probably not for another hundred thousand years or so.
* GrandpaGod: He's the grandfather of Thanos and his cosmic half is easily more powerful than any Eternal.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: The 2021 series reveals that whilst Kronos ascended to godhood, he ''also'' remained as an Eternal, becoming two separate beings.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Eternal perspective on his Eternal half, who’s been sealed in the Exclusion for several hundred thousand years.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sui-San]]
!!Sui-San
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Excluded S
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Captain Marvel'' #29 (November, 1973)

A follower of the genocidal Uranos, she was exiled when he was defeated, eventually becoming the last survivor of that faction who wasn’t killed and mindwiped. She eventually married another exiled Eternal, A'Lars, becoming mother to Thanos and Eros.
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* CassandraTruth: She tried to kill her son Thanos, seeing death in his eyes. Unfortunately she was disbelieved and thought insane.
* DamselInDistress: Played straight in the original RescueRomance version of her meeting with A'Lars. Sui-San was alone, apparently dressed only in a loincloth, and would surely have died on Titan if he hadn't saved her. As seen in ''Thanos Rises'', the [[{{revision}} current version of the story]] averts the trope - Sui-San was the sole survivor, but was fully dressed, armed and equipped. And she greeted A'Lars with a gun to the back of his head.
* TheExile: She met A'Lars in exile, having sided with the Uranites and left earth when that faction lost power. The original stories state that they were captured, sentenced and formally exiled. The 2021 series suggests they fled at the end of the war, and would have been mindwiped if they hadn’t escaped.
* LastOfItsKind: When A'Lars met her, she was the only remaining Uranite Eternal on Titan - all others had died, revived on earth and had their memories deleted.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Inverted. She was Excluded by The Machine for the sins of her son Thanos. [[spoiler:She's eventually revived but imprisoned at The Exclusion by The Machine, to ensure neither she nor A'Lars are ever used to create another being like Thanos ever again. She openly blames her husband for it.]]
* TheUnreveal: Sui-San didn’t share the Uranites genocidal view, and she says she only joined them because her love had already sided with them. But ''Thanos Rises'' pointedly fails to reveal who that love was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thanos]]
!!Thanos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Mad Titan
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

An Eternal with the Deviant gene, making him unique and extremely powerful, even amongst his own kind. Above all else, Thanos loves and worships Mistress Death. Few can equal his intelligence, strength, and ambition for power. Thanos has wielded the Cosmic Cube, the Infinity Gauntlet, and even the Heart of the Universe.
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See [[Characters/MarvelComicsThanos Thanos]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Uranos]]
!!Uranos
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Captain Marvel'' #29 (November, 1973)

Brother of Kronos. He attempted to conquer the world, but Kronos stopped him and had him exiled.
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* BeardOfEvil: Sports a fine goatee.
* TheBusCameBack: Not seen since the 1980s ''What If?'' stories. The 2021 series reveals that he was resurrected and has been imprisoned in the Exclusion for millennia.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Kronos's Abel. And also, as Creator/KieronGillen phrased it, the Morgoth to Thanos's Sauron. Technically CainAndAbelAndSeth, but third brother Oceanus has remained TheUnseen since his first mention in the 1970s.
* TheExile: The original stories state that Uranos, along with his followers, were captured, sentenced and exiled when their faction lost to Kronos. The 2021 series suggests that this was an end-of-war escape rather than any sort of formal exile, though.
* KillAllHumans: The reason he was ousted and exiled.
* KilledOffscreen: Apparently died as an exile on Titan, at some point before A’Lars found Sui-San there as the sole survivor.
* SealedEvilInACan: The 2021 series reveals that he was the first Eternal confined to the Exclusion. On that basis, he’s probably been in there for at least half a million years.
[[/folder]]

!!Deviants
[[folder:In General]]
!!In General
* ButtMonkey: Compared to the Eternals and humans, they really got a raw deal - while humans are powerless, they're at least genetically stable, with the potential to acquire powers that make even the strongest deviants pale in comparison (and that's before one gets into Mutants and Inhumans).
* EvilCounterpart: Played with. They were presented as an opposite to the Eternals, short-lived, bestial and with a monstrous appearance, and some are every bit as monstrous as they look. But, for the most part, they're no more monstrous than humans or Eternals.
* FantasticSlurs: Depending on the writer, Deviant itself is this. In the Gaiman series, Morjak and Gelt prefer to talk about their race as ‘The Changing People’, and both terms are used in the 2021 series.
* HijackedByGanon: Generally speaking, for any modern story set after Tode's death, any leader of Lemuria who's not Ghaur or Kro is either serving one of them or will be replaced by one or the other by the end of the story.
* KillItWithFire: A theme. Flame guns are the preferred Deviant weapon in the early stories. And the genetic rejects are consigned to the fire pits.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brother Tode]]
!!Brother Tode
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Brother Toad, Great Tode, Ruler of the Deviants
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)

Leader of the Deviants in the original Jack Kirby series.
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* AdiposeRex: Very fat and the first known leader of the Deviants.
* BadBoss: Flees from Thor and the Eternals, leaving Kro trapped alone. Tode can't resist mocking him as he leaves, either.
* EnemyMine: Averted. Ikaris actually suggests that the Eternals, humans and Deviants should work together to survive the Fourth Host of the Celestials. Tode rejects the offer out of hand, claiming that Deviant weapons will be enough.
* FatBastard: Very fat and not a nice guy.
* GreenAndMean: His skin is green and he's far less pleasant than even Kro.
* {{Gonk}}: Even by Deviant standards he's incredibly ugly.
* ImmortalitySeeker: His appearance in ''Iron Man'' shows him [[HumanResources inhaling atomized Eternals]] in the belief that this will extend his lifespan.
* KilledOffscreen: Tode and his followers were apparently executed by the Eternals after his capture. They were next seen 'translated' into another form, compacted into a cube via Eternal molecular rearrangement, then left to drift in space. This 'translation' was apparently both permanent and fatal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dromedan]]
!!Dromedan
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 1) #16 (October, 1977)

A Deviant mutate considered so powerful and dangerous that his own people entombed him. He’s occasionally escaped, but is usually imprisoned again at the end of any story in which he appears. A thousand years ago he faced Thor and the Eternals, killing Ikaris's father Virako.
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* FightingSpirit: When confronted in Peru a thousand years ago, he was able to use his psychic powers to shape the beliefs of the Incas into a superhuman physical form, echoing the god ‘Thunder’, and then set it on Thor.
* LongLived: Has been imprisoned for at least a thousand years. Doesn’t seem to have aged much.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The neutralizer helmet. To the point where Thor can hammer it back onto Dromedan’s head with Mjolnir, without having to worry about damaging the helmet. Even when he’s not wearing it, Dromedan’s own impressive powers seem unable to harm it in any way.
* MindControl: Very powerful mind control, able to seize control of multiple Eternals at once. During Dromedan’s first appearance Zuras worries that, if he gets out, he’ll be able to control a whole city of humans.
* PsiBlast: Seemingly able to cause physical damage with them, not just mental pain.
* SealedEvilInACan: Entombed underground, and also locked into a neutralizer helmet that restricts his mental powers.
* SuperStrength: Apparently not as strong as Tutinax, and Dromedan prefers to rely on mental powers rather than physical force. But still strong enough to wrestle Ikaris.
* SuperToughness: Zuras buries him in molten rock. Ikaris burns him with EyeBeams. Thor throws Mjolnir at him, at full strength. None of these things seems to harm him much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ghaur]]
!!Ghaur
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 1985)

The telepathic priest-lord of the Deviants. Initially driven by a rage against the Celestials, he later adopts a faith in the malign elder god Set.
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* BackFromTheDead:
** After his spirit's evicted from his body at the end of the Gillis/Simonson ''Eternals'' series, he uses his last traces of power to tamper with the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's board, then tricks the Surfer into resurrecting him.
** He does something similar at the end of the ''Atlantis Attacks'' crossover, when his new body is annihilated. This time he possesses a statue of himself and regains control of the Lemurian priesthood.
* BigBad: Of the 1985 ''The Eternals'' maxiseries, as well as the ''Atlantis Attacks'' crossover event a few years later.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Ghaur's first appearance he confronts Brother Tode's son Ranar, who sought his father’s throne. Ranar makes a grand entrance on a palanquin carried by human slaves - who he then executes. Ghaur promptly kills the hapless Ranar and has his body thrown into a pit, but orders proper burials for the humans (“''They did not deserve their fate''”).
* HowDoIShotWeb: When he ascends to Celestial power, this catches up with him. He starts growing to the size of a true Celestial and begins to drown when he breaks through the roof of Lemuria into the ocean... before realising that his new powers mean he can choose his size and doesn’t really need to breathe.
* InconsistentColoring: Blue skinned, but has occasionally been shown as green (mostly on covers).
* MindControl: As well as turning Deviants into PeoplePuppets, Ghaur can completely control their minds if he knows their genetic structure. After his resurrection, he seems quite capable of controlling humans as well.
* PeoplePuppets: Along with his MindControl ability, Ghaur can take physical control of any Deviant once he’s familiar with their genetic code. This can sometimes allow him to activate dormant powers or mutations his target doesn’t even know they have - on one occasion, he forces Ranar to cry tears that harden over his mouth and nose, suffocating him.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Orders one of Kro’s allies to kill himself, to prove a point about Ghaur’s mental control. He does.
* SinisterMinister: Fits this role.
* TheStarscream: Has a few times tried to take leadership of the Deviants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karkas]]
!!Karkas
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 1985)

An exceptionally ugly but strong Deviant, who's calm and humane in his outlook. He's introduced alongside Ransak, who appears entirely human but struggles to control a bestial rage, and the two appear together in many stories.
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: He's 8'3"/2.51m tall, and while Ransak is not short, he's still over a head shorter than Karkas.
* {{Foil}}: Of his friend Ransak. Whereas Karkas is highly mutated and wouldn't be mistaken for a human, Ransak looks completely human. And while Karkas is calm and philosophical, Ransak is constantly struggling to keep his rage under control.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his freakish look, he is in fact a philosopher.
* MightyGlacier: He might be huge, tough and incredibly strong, but he's slow and ponderous.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He looks like complete brute, but is a calm and humane philosopher.
* SuperToughness: His thick hide can withstand concussive forces up to those of a small anti-tank missile before sustaining serious injury. His recuperative powers are about twice that of human beings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kro]]
!!Kro
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Rudolph Hendler/Pluto[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976) [[note]]As Kro[[/note]]

A general of the Deviants. Kro is one of the few Deviants with some kind of immortality, apparently due to his random genetic makeup - and has gone to some lengths to hide that fact from the rest of his race. He’s also had an on-and-off affair with the Eternal Thena for at least 100,000 years. He’s been ruler of Lemuria more than once, but he’s also taken on many other roles - such as working with the US government to peacefully resettle Deviants in the USA.
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* TheAgeless: He's one of very, very few deviants with an extended lifespan - and is now at least 100,000 years old.
* BaldOfEvil: Not completely evil but he sure is completely bald.
* BeardOfEvil: As expected from a Devil look-a-like, he has a trimmed goatee.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Kro's heart isn't in the usual location.
* TheCaptain: Once led a team of Deviants and Deviant-human hybrids called Delta Force.
* CoolShades: Has occasionally taken to wearing red shades.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Has been drawn as a very pink-skinned man who looks almost entirely human, a muscular, demonic red-skinned orc and almost everything in between.
* DragonInChief: To Brother Tode for at least part of the time they worked together. Tode was never exactly the brains of the operation.
* HiddenDepths: He’s been Thena's lover at times, over many millennia. This has occasionally led him to reluctantly ally with the Eternals.
* HornedHumanoid: With horns on his head, he has often been mistaken for - or actively posed as - the Devil.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: When he speaks too freely about his disdain for Brother Tode, one of Tode’s guards puts a spear through his chest. Fortunately, it [[BizarreAlienBiology missed his heart]].
* MissionControl: To the government-backed Delta Network. He even gets an office in the Pentagon. That said, the only time we actually get to see them in action, Kro chooses to join them in the field.
* MyGrandsonMyself: He’s posed as his own descendants many times.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ransak (The Reject)]]
!!Ransak
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #8 (November, 1976)

A Deviant who - almost uniquely - is entirely human in appearance. On the other hand, he's a savage killer who's berserk in battle. He's introduced alongside Karkas, who doesn't appear remotely human but is calm and humane in mindset, and the two appear together in many stories.
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* TheBerserker: His very human appearance masks the rage that constantly burns within him.
* ChickMagnet:
** He gets a lot of attention from female Eternals when Thena first brings him to Olympia. Even after she points out that he’s a Deviant.
** Handled inconsistently with other Deviants - in his initial appearances and the 2021 series, they find him shocking and repulsive. Whereas in some other stories he gets a lot of (unwanted) attention, although that’s [[OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace not purely because of his looks]].
* NonHumanHumanoidHybrid: His heritage is a mix of Deviant and [[spoiler:Inhuman]].
* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants. Portrayed inconsistently in some stories - Ghaur does manage to control him in ''Heroes for Hire'' - but it’s unclear if this is via Ghaur’s natural power or the same mechanical mind control he’s using on Eternals.
* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: When the Deviants are afflicted by a sterility plague he’s one of the only male Deviants unaffected, and there’s a brief stand-off when he’s almost detained for use as Lemurian breeding stock. Phastos intervenes to provide a better solution, offering his support with a cure.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Downplayed. He studies with Kingo Sunen for a while, appearing in fight scenes for some of Kingo’s films. Ransak has some personality clash with the much calmer Kingo - and he has a few rants about the fake combat of films, too.
* UnpleasantParentReveal: A ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' story reveals that his father is actually [[spoiler:the supervillain Maelstrom, meaning that Ransak has both Deviant and Inhuman heritage]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tolau]]
!!Tolau
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 5) #3 (March, 2021)

A Deviant artist who becomes a lover of Thena.
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* DelayedOhCrap: He knows that Thena has a romantic history with Kro, the current ruler of Lemuria. Quite what that means in real terms doesn't register until Kro turns up at his doorstep on a floating throne.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Eternal Thena
* IntimateArtistry: Tolau crafts a statue of himself and Thena. Thena is sculpted from shining metal, an almost indestructible secondary adamantium alloy. The figure of Tolau is shaped in frail and ephemeral meat, wreathed in flies and stitched together like Frankenstein’s monster.
* RealAfterAll: He wakes from a nightmare in which he was "trapped in a room with the beings who had murdered untold millions of his people". And then remembers that it was true - Thena's Eternal friends are in his house.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tutinax]]
!!Tutinax
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Mountain Mover
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 1) Annual #1 (July 1977)

A mighty Deviant warrior and gladiator of the past, now transported to the present.
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* BloodKnight: Born and bred to fight. When he encounters Thor again in modern times, he’s enjoying the battle enough that he'd really like Thor to chase when Kro’s forces retreat, just so he can continue brawling with him.
* TheDragon: To both Dromedan and Kro, at various points.
* NoodleIncident: When Dromedan summons him to fight Thor and the Eternals, a thousand years ago, he’s apparently been [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned underground]], much like Dromedan himself.
* PlotHole: In his first two appearances, he’s a famous Deviant warrior of the distant past, believed long-dead. When he returns in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}'' he’s a gladiator in modern Lemuria - there’s no explanation or acknowledgement of his arrival in modern times.
* SealedEvilInACan: Until Dromedan liberated him, a thousand years ago.
* SuperStrength: Said to be one of the strongest warriors the Deviants have ever produced. Certainly capable of fighting the Eternals and Thor.
* SuperToughness: Less notable than his strength, but attacks from some very powerful opponents don’t really slow him down.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yrdisis]]
!!Yrdisis
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #5 (November, 1986)

A Deviant artist and sculptor who’s in a relationship with the Eternal Khoryphos.
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* ComicBookTime: Averted in the 2021 series, which states it’s been about forty years since she first met Khoryphos. This is broadly in line with the real world time since her first published appearance.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Eternal Khoryphos.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Khoryphos. When they reappear in the 2021 series she’s quite elderly.
* ShoutOut: As a couple, Khoryphos and Yrdisis are a specific allusion to Orpheus and Eurydice. And while, in-universe, many Eternal names do echo mythology, Deviant names don’t.
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in the second arc of the 2021 series, more than 20 years after her last appearance.
* UndergroundRailroad: Ran one in Deviant Lemuria with her partner Khoryphos after the fall of Ghaur's priesthood, saving innocents from execution and smuggling them out of the city.
[[/folder]]

!!Others

[[folder:Dave Chatterton]]
!!Dave Chatterton
A directionless young mortal man who finds himself drawn into Sersi’s social circle after she saves his life.
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* InterruptedSuicide: He first meets Sersi when he jumps from a rooftop and she telekinetically catches him as he passes her apartment on the way down. She offers to drop him again if he can provide a good enough reason. He doesn’t, so she apologises and saves him.
* KilledOffForReal: Killed by a disguised and brainwashed Sersi towards the end of the Gillis/Simonson series. Dave rushed out to warn Ikaris of a trap, then ended up taking the shot himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doctor Daniel Damian]]
!!Daniel Damian
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Fantastic Four'' #64 (April, 1967)
A human archaeologist whose investigations into ancient alien presences on earth lead him first to the Kree then, years later, to the Eternal city of Celestia.
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* AllInTheManual: Nothing in Dr Damian's first appearance in ''The Eternals'' suggests that he's an existing Marvel character. However, The ''Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe'' later specifies that he's the same nameless scientist the ComicBook/FantasticFour saved from a Kree sentry robot in a 1967 issue, almost a decade before ''The Eternals'' was published. Given that Kirby hadn't really written Eternals as a Marvel Universe book, this probably counts as a CanonWelding retcon, too.
* AlliterativeName: '''Da'''niel '''Da'''mian.
* BackForTheDead: Returns, and dies, in ''The Herod Factor''.
* DespairEventHorizon: Margo's death is the event that destroys his faith in the Eternals and fuels his FaceHeelTurn.
* FaceHeelTurn: In ''The Herod Factor'', he uses the machines of Celestia to mutate Ajak into a bestial form and send him out on a killing spree in the human world. Once Ajak regains self-control and realizes what Damian’s done to him, he [[SuicideAttack kills both of them]].
* KilledOffForReal: Slain by Ajak, and has not been resurrected in any way.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: And Margo’s death at the hands of the Deviants fuels his FaceHeelTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Margo Damian]]
!!Margo Damian
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was in a relationship with Ikaris.
* KilledOffForReal: Accidentally killed by Ghaur’s Deviants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professor Sam Holden]]
!!Samuel Holden
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was in a relationship with Sersi.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hasn't been seen since the end of the Gillis/Simonson series, back in 1986.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fulcrum]]
!!Fulcrum
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Jack, The Bartender
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 4) #7 (January, 2009)

The barman at the [[AfterlifeAntechamber cocktail bar]] where dead Eternals of many worlds wait for resurrection, or decide to move on.
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Sersi and Vampiro both see Jack as a normal human, bartender in a normal bar. Even if some of the other customers are aliens. It’s heavily implied that’s not quite what he, or his bar, really look like.
* ShoutOut: To the original creator of ''The Eternals'' (and many, many other comics) Creator/JackKirby.
* TheBartender: In an AfterlifeAntechamber bar filled with dead Eternals.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Machine]]
!!The Machine
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Great Machine, the Archive
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 3) #3 (October, 2006)

The AI who runs the Eternals machinery. Integrated into the entire planet, and described itself as the voice of planet Earth.
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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: It is truly sorry for killing humans to revive Eternals, but notes that it's just carrying out its purpose.]]
* CharacterNarrator: For the 2021 comic.
* LoyalToThePosition: Accepts instructions from the Eternals, especially the Prime Eternal. Even when the Prime Eternal is someone like Thanos.
* TheOmniscient: As the narrator of the 2021 comic, it knows everything that's going on. Or at least everything on Earth, anyway - in ''Thanos Rises'' it comments that it didn’t know what happened on Titan until A’Lars died and his mind returned to the machine.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Notes that it displays random emotional outbursts and snarks, which is unlike its normal programming.
* {{Trekkie}}: Mentions that it loves ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' (and has also seen ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'').
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Donald and Deborah Ritter]]
!!Donald Ritter & Deborah Ritter
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Tzabaoth the Dark Angel
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals: The Herod Factor'' #1 (September, 1991)

Teenage twins, the children of the Eternal Thena and the Deviant Kro. After being reunited with their birth parents, they also became part of Kro’s ‘Delta Network’ team of Deviant heroes.
Don and Deb normally appear completely human, but can [[FusionDance merge into a single entity]] with a very different appearance.
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* BadassBookworm: Deb seems to be heading in this direction, spending much of her university time in the library.
* ExtraEyes: As the Tzabaoth angel they keep both sets of eyes. And both mouths.
* EyeBeams: The Tzabaoth angel can use these from all four eyes.
* HybridPower: As the offspring of an Eternal and a Deviant, they apparently inherited some power from each race, but seem to have some unique abilities too. Don clearly lacks Eternal invulnerability, though.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: The mental link between them can making dating awkward. Don breaks away from a kiss and violently shoves his girlfriend Shannon when the twins’ psychic connection [[PowerIncontinence causes him to react to]] an attack on Deb.
* NightAndDayDuo: ''Heroes for Hire'' portrays them that way, with Deb shining bright and Don wrapped in darkness after their powers manifest.
* NonHumanHumanoidHybrid: They look perfectly human, but their heritage is Deviant and Eternal, not human at all.
* PowerIncontinence: They don’t have their mental link under control. It’s not clear if this is a learning curve or a permanent limitation.
* SiblingFusion: They can combine forms to create a single entity, the Dark Angel (sometimes referred to as Tzabaoth). The exact form of the fused being varies considerably depending on the story - the Tzabaoth version is much less human than other portrayals. Merging in this way also heals them.
* TooManyMouths: The Tzabaoth angel’s duplicated features include both mouths.
* TwinTelepathy: They have some level of this - closer to empathy than telepathy - but don’t seem to have full control of it yet. Which can lead to awkward moments when one twin’s in a stressful situation and the other, elsewhere in a very different context, [[PowerIncontinence instinctively reacts to it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Joey Eliot]]
!!Joey Eliot
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Joey Athena
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 3) #4 (November, 2006)

Thena's son, from her marriage when she was an amnesiac mortal. Introduced in the Gaiman miniseries, then became a significant character in the Knauf series.
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He was infected and killed by the Horde in the Knauf series, but resurrected by the Dreaming Celestial.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Human on his father's side, but his mother is the Eternal Thena. The DistantFinale to the Knauf series suggests he’s inherited longevity and some of her powers.
* MeaningfulRename: In the DistantFinale of the Knauf series, he’s embraced his Eternal heritage and is now Joey Athena
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He hasn't been seen since the Knauf series.
[[/folder]]

to:

* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Ajak’s parents Amaa and Rakar were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen ever since. The 2021 series at least establishes that Amaa’s living in Polaria and Rakar’s in Olympia. For that matter, although Ajak’s brother Arex has appeared as a minor character in some Eternals stories, he’s never been shown interacting with Ajak.
* BackFromTheDead: They’re killed at the end of ''The Herod Factor'' (1991) and don’t return until Neil Gaiman’s 2006 series introduces the initial version of Eternal ResurrectiveImmortality.
* CoolHelmet: Has an Inca-inspired helmet.
* CrisisOfFaith: Happens to her at least twice -
** When the Dreaming Celestial chose to speak to Makkari instead, Ajak was furious, felt abandoned, and killed Makkari.
** When the Celestials cease communication after telling her they no longer need the Eternals, it hits her very hard. When they talk to the Avengers directly, without the cryptic messages she received for a million years, that makes it even worse.
* FaceHeelTurn: After Makkari was chosen as priest by the Dreaming Celestial, Ajak took it pretty badly and arranged his murder. Flashbacks and events in the 2021 series make it clear that this is a recurring sore point for Ajak, and they’re quite prepared to kill anyone who offends their faith in the Celestials.
* FaceMonsterTurn: In ''The Herod Factor'', when Doctor Damian uses the machines of Celestia to mutate Ajak into a bestial form and then sends him out on a killing spree in the human world. Once Ajak regains self-control and realizes what Damian’s done to him, he [[SuicideAttack kills both of them]].
* TheFundamentalist: Her devotion to the Celestials turns her into this at times.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Ajak as the believer.
* MissionFromGod: Apart from their service to the Celestials, Ajak’s also on good terms with the Inca gods. Tezcatlipoca asks them to step in and represent the Incan, Aztec and Mayan pantheons on a mission during the ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' crossover.
* TheMutiny: During ''Secret Invasion'' he decides to act against Hercules and seize the leadership of the ‘god squad’. And [[IdiotBall he does this at the very last minute]], physically attacking Hercules after they encounter the Skrull deities they’re trying to defeat. It gets Atum and Ajak himself killed.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Usually seen with a purple cloak.
* RetCanon: Resurrected as a woman in the 2021 series, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film. Flashbacks in ''Celestia'' show her wearing the same form in her youth, a million years ago.
* SealedGoodInACan: Spent centuries asleep in Peru, awaiting the return of the Celestials.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Ajak was resurrected as a woman (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film). A flashback shows that they were also female one million years ago.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: During ''Secret Invasion'' Ajak chooses to duel Kly’bn, the last Skrull Eternal. Kly’bn points out that he’s now a deity, not just an Eternal - and Ajak [[YourHeadAsplode finds himself outmatched]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Betilakk, the Interloper]]
!!The Interloper
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Interloper, Will Fanshawe
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Defenders'' #147 (September, 1985)

A solitary Polar Eternal who’s spent millennia battling against the Dragon of the Moon. He left his isolation to assist the Defenders after their telepathic member Moondragon was fully possessed by her namesake.

Probably the most prominent Eternal who’s not yet appeared in an ''Eternals'' series, only in other titles.
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* BackForTheDead: At the start of the 2021 series, he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine. He’s KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* EyeBeams: All Eternals can potentially use them, but the Interloper is very effective with them, and they seem to be his weapon of choice.
* GentleGiant: The guy stands at ''8’/244cm'' tall, yet he was content to wander the Siberian wilderness without interacting much with other people. And despite his stature, he's not a brawler in battle, preferring to use mental powers and ranged attacks.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* ManlyFacialHair: Has a pretty impressive beard - and is an Eternal.
* TheMentor: To supervillain Manslaughter. He was impressed at Manslaughter tracking him down - the only human to find him in centuries - so taught him how to use his latent psychic powers.
* NiceHat: Has one that makes him look gentlemanly.
* OnlyFriend: Claims that the only other Eternal he befriended was The Forgotten One, since both were loners even amongst their kind.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Introduced as “The Interloper” towards the end of the Defenders series in 1985, Betilakk’s name was only revealed on a data page when the Machine rebooted the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series.
* PeltsOfTheBarbarian: Dresses in furs and leather, including fingerless bearskin gloves that still have the claws attached.
* WalkOnWater: Can presumably fly, like other Eternals, but seems to prefer this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cybele]]
!!Cybele of Times Present
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Great Mother, Dyndymene, Rhea, Agdistis
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

The wife of Zuras, mother of Thena and (depending on the continuity) technically Queen of the Eternals.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her aliases are given in the Marvel handbooks, not shown in her appearances.
* TheBusCameBack: Hasn’t been seen since the 1980s, despite her relationship to Thena and her role as one of Earth’s few remaining Eternals (prior to the Gaiman series’ soft reboot). The 2021 series immediately establishes her as one of the Gaian Sisters.
* TheHecateSisters: Is one of the three Gaian Sisters, alongside Daina of Times Past and Tulayne of Times Future.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Her outfit during her debut exposed even more than ''Sersi''.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Despite being the wife and mother of two of the most prominent Eternals, she has played a very minor role in stories, and she actually prefers to be this way.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Doesn’t look any older than her daughter Thena.
* NatureLover: She always had a great interest in nature, and was even confused with the Earth goddess Gaea during the days of Ancient Greece.
* ParentalNeglect: When her daughter Thena was formally appointed as Prime Eternal after Zuras’s death, Cybele didn’t turn up for the ceremony - and was one of several Eternals to cover their absence with a hologram, so that Thena didn’t notice.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair sure is long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Daina]]
!!Daina of Times Past
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals: Thanos Rises'' #1 (September, 2021)

Wife of Kronos, mother of Zuras and A'lars.
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* BaldMystic: She has no hair and is a pretty enigmatic Eternal, which also makes her eyebrows more prominent.
* CoolOldLady: Arranged a peace summit between her warring children, on a set of molecules. And she is a million years old - although, technically, she’s no older than her children or any of Earth’s other Eternals.
* TheHecateSisters: Is one of the three Gaian Sisters, alongside Cybele of Times Present and Tulayne of Times Future.
* UnseenNoMore: Daina was first named in Mentor's entry in ''Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe'' #7, almost 40 years before finally appearing in ''Eternals: Thanos Rises'' #1.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Delphan Brothers]]
!!The Delphan Brothers
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

A group of identical brothers who often act as guards and minions for the other Eternals of Olympia. As of the 2021 ''Eternals'' series, there are definitely four of them (as well as ‘The Delphan Mother’), but previous stories have shown more at some points.
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* ButtMonkey: Hit by a Russian helicopter while idly flying over Olympia. Beaten up by Zarin, Aginar and Ikaris. Beaten up by various Avengers. And [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into armadillos]] by Sersi. Things tend to go badly for them.
* TheDividual: They don’t seem to have individual names, they dress identically and they always act as a group.
* NoodleIncident: In the 2021 series, Druig mentions that they’re unable to take a full part in Eternal politics due to their “unfortunate state”. There are hints that they may not be ‘normal’ Eternals any more, if they ever were.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Domo]]
!!Domo
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976)

A bureaucrat and technologist who handles domestic affairs at Olympia. Sometimes described as Zuras’s right hand man.
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* TheBusCameBack: After his introduction in the original Kirby series, he isn’t featured in the Gillis, Gaiman or Knauf series at all - after a guest appearance in ''Avengers'' (in 1984) his next appearance is a tiny 2012 cameo in ''Hulk'', revealing that he’s one of the Eternals who’s recovered from his amnesia and returned to Olympia. He’s back again in the 2021 series.
* ElderlyImmortal: Domo's always looked significantly older than the average Eternal - in the 2021 series he’s a rake-thin bald man who looks positively elderly, and the Machine describes him as a dodderer who has lived a million years “feeling he is four breaths from death”.
* NonActionGuy: He’s in a position of some importance, and he presumably has the same sort of physical power as other Eternals. But he’s rarely, if ever, shown in any sort of battle. If force is needed, he’s more likely to send the Delphan Brothers.
* PetTheDog: Gets this from Thanos, of all people. [[spoiler:While Thanos does kill Domo for not being able to follow his wishes, he notes that he was dealing with limited means and doesn't blame him, and even orders the Machine to have Domo's resurrection a top priority.]]
* SensingYouAreOutmatched: He's tempted to deceive Thanos, but ultimately decides against it after considering the previous failure of ConsummateLiar Druig.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Druig]]
!!Druig
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Ivan Druig, Druig of Nightmares
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

Druig, Lord of Flames and Nightmares, is a Polarian Eternal, son of Valkin and cousin to Ikaris. A power hungry schemer, Druig was a disappointment to his father, who nevertheless turned a blind eye to Druig's faults.

His current body is East Asian in appearance, whereas his previous one was Caucasian, as was the form he had when he clashed with Thor and the Deviant Dromedan many centuries ago - although flashbacks to the 13th century show him using the same East Asian appearance at that time.
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* BackFromTheDead: He was killed off at the end of the original Jack Kirby series (1977) and wasn’t resurrected until the Neil Gaiman (2006) miniseries introduced the Eternals’ ResurrectiveImmortality.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee, and is one of the few Eternals that are evil. Noticeably averted with his MCU version.
* ClashingCousins: He's the biggest foe of his cousin Ikaris.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Druig as the snake.
* ManipulativeBastard: He's basically an {{Expy}} of Loki in this regard, when dealing with beings he can't terrify into submission. He tries it on Thanos in the 2021 series, and gets bluntly shut down. Apparently, as "lickspittles" go, he doesn't really compare to Mephisto.
* PragmaticVillainy: He's perfectly willing to bide his time and, where necessary, be helpful to more heroic Eternals - if it serves his interests.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His armor - and most of the outfits he wears - in the Gaiman and Knauf series are black and red (he preferred red and pale blue in the original Kirby series)
* RetCanon: Notably averted in the ComicBook/Eternals2021 series. He’s the only Eternal from the [[Film/{{Eternals}} MCU adaptation]] who still has an appearance and personality significantly different to their film equivalent.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Druig engineers Thanos’s election as the new Prime Eternal. Thanos’s first action is to kill him]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: He's the only Eternal associated with Olympia that is evil. He even lampshades it in the 2021 comic.
* {{Touche}}: [[spoiler: Thanos outsmarts Druig, kills him and resurrects him with LaserGuidedAmnesia. On reviving, he immediately works out what happened and why, gives Thanos a smile and says “''Masterfully done''”]].
* TraumaButton: One of Druig's powers is the ability to find people's deepest, darkest fears and exploit them to control their minds.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: On the receiving end. Druig generally prefers to avoid hand-to-hand combat, but centuries ago he decided to swoop down from the sky and wrestle a suspicious figure who was fighting some mortals. It was ComicBook/{{Thor}}. It did not go well for Druig.
* VillainousValor: He is noted to have great tenacity and determination and will work hard to achieve his ends... except it will only ever be for his own ends.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Forgotten One (Gilgamesh)]]
!!The Forgotten One
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Gilgamesh, Hero, Gil, Hero of Sumer, Lost Eternal, Beloved of the Muses, Dragon-Slayer, Forgotten Nemesis, Beast of Legend, King Gilgamesh
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #13 (April, 1977)

His true name lost in the mists of time, The Forgotten One is a member of the immortal race called the Eternals. He has been known by many names, most notably Gilgamesh, but he is once more who he must ever be: The Forgotten One.
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* BackForTheDead: In the Knauf series. Ajak reaches the amnesiac Forgotten One first, brainwashes him and sends him on a rampage. Thena is forced to kill him.
* BoisterousBruiser: In some of his appearances. In others, he’s much more of a BloodKnight - in the 2021 series he’s directly compared to The Punisher.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By Ajak in the Knauf series. He very nearly kills Druig, Legba and Makkari.
* TheCaptain: In the 2021 series he leads his own faction of Eternals, the Forgotten. They include Utunaa, Dumzaa and Ishtaa (named after the Sumerian deities Etana, Dumuzid and Ishtar).
* ContinuitySnarl: After the Gaiman series (in which he doesn’t appear) he’s amnesiac until Ajak finds him in the Knauf series, sends him BrainwashedAndCrazy, and Thena’s forced to kill him. And yet he’s also wandering about in ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'', alive, with his memories intact. And that series directly states that the resurrection machines are still broken.
* CoolMask: For the 2021 series he wears a mask that completely covers his face.
* EternalHero: The definitive article right here -- he inspired the universal concept of the Hero archetype in humanity's collective unconscious in the first place. He is essentially Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces manifest. Fittingly, he sometimes simply goes by "Hero" like he owns the word. Plus, his main moniker doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, so who can blame him?
* TheFogOfAges: Having walked amongst fleeting humanity for millennia, the Forgotten One embodies the wandering immortal trope best of all the Eternals. He's acted as a guardian or ruler of innumerable civilizations and his many names are scribed in legend and folklore throughout the world. But the tragic irony is that nobody really knows anything about him, not even his real name.
* HandicappedBadass: At one point, as retold in ''ComicBook/{{Thor}}'', he was caught in an explosion on a Celestial spaceship and left drifting through space before the Celestials revived and empowered him. The experience left him blind, with Sprite sometimes acting as his guide. Blindness didn’t stop him holding his own in battle against both Thor and Hercules, mind you.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the righteous fist.
* IHaveManyNames: He has taken on countless identities throughout human history, including legendary heroes from various mythologies such as Hercules, Samson, Atlas and Beowulf, but his most synonymous alias is Gilgamesh. [[ExpyCoexistence (Though it gets a bit confusing when you realize that all of these characters also exist independently in the
!!Prime Marvel Universe as well...)]]
[[note]]Earth-616[[/note]]
[[index]]

* MistakenIdentity:
[[Characters/TheEternalsEternals Eternals]]
* [[Characters/TheEternalsDeviants Deviants]]
* [[Characters/TheEternalsSupportingCharacters Supporting Characters]]

!!Other Media

!!!Live-Action
* Characters/{{Eternals}}
** In ancient times he was mistaken for Hercules and a few other "mythic" strongmen. Which created a mild ContinuitySnarl, because ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules is ''already'' a character in Marvel canon.
** In modern times, it works both ways - Hercules was mistaken for an amnesiac Gilgamesh following the Gaiman ''Eternals'' series, and ''The Incredible Hercules'' took care to [[RetCon explain Gilgamesh's claim]] to have been Hercules. Eventually the two of them ended up as housemates for a while. (Unless that one was the ''other'' Gilgamesh - as noted, it gets a bit confusing. Especially when Eternals also change their appearances)
* SomebodyNamedNobody: He is commonly known as the Forgotten One to his Eternals. His original name has been deleted from the Machine’s records.
* SuperStrength: Even among his fellow Eternals, his strength is renowned. He's able to trade blows with Thor and Hercules without too much effort.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ikaris]]
!!Ikaris
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' "Iceberg" Ike Harris, Sovereign, Isaac "Ike" Harris, Daedalus
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)

An Eternal who possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes. He is known for his ability to fly and project cosmic energy beams from his eyes.
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* BloodKnight: He definitely enjoys fighting, as recognized by Thanos in the 2021 series, who greets him as "a fellow poet of annihilation."
* ClarkKenting: Ikaris hides his eyes with dark glasses.
* ClashingCousins: He and his cousin Druig are each other's worst enemies.
* EyeBeams: All Eternals can theoretically use eye beams, but for Ikaris they’re a favorite weapon and he’s exceptionally dangerous with them. He’s spent a million years honing his skills.
* FlyingBrick: All Eternals have some level of this, but Ikaris flies faster and hits harder than almost any of the others. It’s one of many reasons the great machine refers to him as ‘the arrow’.
* IAmTheNoun:
[[Characters/MCUTheEternals The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the arrow.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the human Margo Damian. Previous relationships are also hinted at, but haven’t been directly portrayed.
* SupermanSubstitute: Shares the powers of flight, strength and heat vision, and dresses in red and blue.
* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from Daedalus to Ikaris after the death of his son Icarus.
* {{Nephewism}}: In the original continuity, Ikaris was still a child (by Eternal standards) when his father Virako died in battle. His mother Tulayn had apparently [[AllInTheManual died in a teleportation accident]] centuries earlier, so he was largely raised by his uncle Valkin.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Has blonde hair and his outfit is red and blue. He's also one of the nicer Eternals.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In most appearances, he’s almost identical to his father Virako - only their hair colour differs. Thor, who’s already met Virako, sees Ikaris and immediately knows who he is.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He’s made some questionable decisions over the years:
** He led the Olympian Eternals to ally with the High Evolutionary, capturing the ComicBook/SilverSurfer and the Super-Skrull to map their DNA as part of a plan to upgrade the entire human race. Ikaris was unconcerned when the Olympian machines used - calibrated for Earth’s Deviants rather than alien Skrulls - effectively tortured the Super-Skrull.
** When he turned up to Avengers Mansion to retrieve Sersi (who was an Avengers member at the time), he appeared in an explosion that damaged the building, immediately demanded she was surrendered to him, and then turned his eye beams on Captain America - who’d verbally objected to this - rather than trying to explain what was going on. Sprite made a point of telling him just how stupid this was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack of Knives]]
!!Jack of Knives
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 5) #7 (November, 2021)

An amoral and dangerous Eternal, one of the four Tricks. Their allegiance can be bought, and for the right price they’ll kill, vote to empower a monster, or perhaps even pretend to care.
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* AmbiguousGender: Jack uses they/them pronouns.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes them as the knife, commenting that their name serves as fair warning.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Machine’s commentary notes that the only consideration Jack’s ever shown for others is in choosing a name which also acts as a warning.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Introduced in 2021 and never mentioned before. But like all of Earth’s Eternals, they’ve been there for a million years - and characters such as Ikaris and Sersi clearly know them.
* StealthExpert: Jack claims they’re good enough to hide from Sersi, if they really want to. Their powers are certainly more than enough to hide from normal people and less adept Eternals.
* SuperMobBoss: One of the Tricks, who are essentially Eternal crime lords
* WeAreAsMayflies: Has a very detached view of human lives, as they die so very quickly that it’s not really worth caring.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Khoryphos]]
!!Khoryphos
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

An Eternal musician who’s now settled in the Deviant city of Lemuria. He’s capable of subtly affecting other people’s minds and emotions.
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: When Khoryphos first finds himself teleported to Lemuria and inside Yrdisis’s house, he’s immediately won over by her paintings, and hadn’t expected anything like that as part of Deviant culture.
* HotGuyUglyWife: By human standards, he’s fairly attractive, whereas his lover Yrdisis, like many other Deviants, looks rather ugly.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the lyre.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Deviant artist Yrdisis.
* NonActionGuy: Describes himself as “an artist first... warrior second”, and rarely if ever ends up in direct combat.
* ShoutOut: Many Eternals have names that echo mythology, for reasons that make sense in-universe - but Khoryphos and Yrdisis are a specific allusion to Orpheus and Eurydice.
* UndergroundRailroad: Runs one in Deviant Lemuria with his partner Yrdisis after the fall of Ghaur's priesthood, saving innocents from execution and smuggling them out of the city.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kingo Sunen]]
!!Kingo Sunen
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:'''
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977)

Kingo Sunen is a samurai, master swordsman, film star and producer. He hailed from a Japanese settlement of Eternals in the mountains overlooking the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.
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* ArrowCatch: Fast enough to do this in the 2021 series. He then compliments the archer on their technique.
* AscendedExtra: He’s not in the Gaiman miniseries or the Knauf series at all, he only has a cameo in the original Kirby series and he’s very much supporting cast when he does appear in the Gillis/Simonson series. However, the 2021 series promotes him to core cast (as did the ''Eternals'' film).
* BaldOfAwesome: For the 2021 series, he's completely bald and one of the best fighters among the Eternals.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: In the Kirby series it's mentioned that he's a famous movie star who loves to play samurai -- the implication being that his secret identity is Creator/ToshiroMifune.
* DualWielding: Fights with two katanas.
* FightsLikeANormal: He's a FlyingBrick like most Eternals, but he prefers to fight using samurai skills.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Kingo as the smiling mask.
* LargeHam: In the 2021 comics, he is seen to enjoy films and hammy performances. This could be a trait from his MCU version, who is a film star.
* ManlyFacialHair: A thin mustache and goatee, fitting for a samurai and hammy movie star.
* {{Samurai}}: While he's not really Japanese, he likes the culture and dresses like one.
* WideEyedIdealist: Was this at one point. He thought he should assassinate the Mongol general Subotai to save people, but on consideration decided to spare his life and see what happens. Subotai died of a stroke and his troops returned home. He learnt that the right thing to do isn't always obvious or easy, and that a bit of patience can make a difference.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Legba]]
!!Legba
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 4) #1 (August, 2008)

A decadent Eternal who allies with Druig when he takes control of Vorozheika. Sometimes the voice of reason for Druig’s faction, and possibly the closest thing Druig has to a friend.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The 2009 ''Eternals'' annual, where he’s the only representative of Druig’s faction, gives him an awful lot more screen time and dialogue than any of his other appearances. Also, he saves the day.
* AffablyEvil: Friendly and talkative, even if he has limited patience with people who assume he’s just Druig’s catspaw.
* BreakThemByTalking: When the Young Gods return and take control of Madripoor, the other Eternals immediately start fighting them. Whereas Legba finds their leader Varuna - who’s protected by her psychic force shield - and spends the time eating sushi and chatting to her. Eventually he makes a comment that causes her to briefly doubt her convictions. And then he decapitates her with EyeBeams before she can regain her focus on the shield.
* TheHedonist: Apparently the actual [[TheCaligula Emperor Commodus]], of all people, labeled Legba as a "sybarite" during an orgy. And he should know. Bonus points for the fact that this is an anecdote shared by Legba himself - he seems quite proud of it.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Introduced in 2008 after a passing mention in the 2006 Gaiman series - and never mentioned before that. But like all of Earth’s Eternals, he’s been there for a million years - and Druig knows him very well.
* SinisterMinister: While amnesiac after Sprite’s reality warping, he ends up as a hypocritical fire-and-brimstone Louisiana preacher, extremely fond of the pleasures of the flesh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Makkari]]
!!Makkari
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Mike Khary, Frank Harper, Mark Curry, Jake Curtiss, Major Mercury, Hurricane, Mercury, Adam Clayton, Mac Curry, Michael Gray, Thoth
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Mercury[[/note]]; ''Captain America Comics'' #1 (December, 1940) [[note]]As Hurricane[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Makkari[[/note]]

Makkari is the fastest of the Eternals and was specifically created by the Dreaming Celestial, who wanted to optimize one of Earth’s Eternals as a speedster. When the Dreaming Celestial finally wakes, Makkari is also chosen as its representative on Earth.

In most ''Eternals'' comics, Makkari has been portrayed as a Caucasian man. However, in the 2021 series they are resurrected as a Black woman, in line with [[{{retcanon}} the character’s appearance in the Eternals film]].
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* AllInTheManual: The Marvel Universe handbooks state that 1940s characters Mercury and Hurricane were actually Makkari in disguise.
* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Their parents Veron and Mara were [[AllInTheManual named in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen. The 2021 series confirms that they’re both in Olympia.
* BroughtDownToBadass: Immediately prior to the 2021 series, Makkari becomes deaf and mute, only able to communicate through sign language. She’s also lost her active telepathy, although she can hold a telepathic conversation if someone else starts it. She's still the fastest of all Eternals.
* CoolShades: Sports some really cool eye protection, necessary in their running.
* CompositeCharacter: Mercury and Hurricane, two seemingly unrelated Golden Age speedsters, were later retconned into disguises of Makkari.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Once gave up all of their other Eternal powers in exchange for being able to solely focus on improving their already impressive SuperSpeed.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, simply describes Makkari as ‘fast’.
* RetCanon: In the 2021 series, Makkari is resurrected as a Black woman, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film. She’s also deaf (after a disastrous incident when she tried to contact the Dreaming Celestial), which also matches her actor and portrayal.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Makkari was resurrected as a woman (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film).
* SuperSpeed: Makkari devoted the majority of their Eternal energies to the improvement of personal speed. They can create cyclones by running in circles, and can run up walls and across water. At one point in their life, Makkari trained with the Eternal guru Elo to boost their speed to unprecedented levels, making them one of the fastest beings in the entire Marvel Universe.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oceanus]]
!!Oceanus
Brother to Kronos and Uranos. Although he did nothing wrong, he chose to banish himself from Eternal society after his brothers were both Excluded, becoming leader of the rehabilitated Uranites of the Oceanic Watch.
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: The Seth to Uranos’s Cain and Kronos’s Abel.
* TheCaptain: In the 2021 comic he is mentioned as leading his own faction, the Oceanic Watch.
* EvilMeScaresMe: His brother Uranos, first leader of the Eternals, became a genocidal tyrant. His brother Kronos, second leader of the Eternals, then ruined their capital city and killed all of the inhabitants while ascending to godhood. Oceanus feared he’d go the same way, so removed himself from the succession and became an exile, uninvolved in Eternal politics.
* TheGhost: He was first mentioned by name in 1973, long before the Eternals and Titans were connected by subsequent stories, but as of 2021 he still hasn't appeared in person yet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phastos]]
!!Phastos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Hephaestus, Vulcan, Ceasefire, Phillip Stoss
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 1985)

Eternal who was often mistaken for the Greek god Hephaestus. He built most of the Eternals' devices, including the sword of Kingo Sunen and the flight harness used by Icarus. The hammer Phastos carries has the power to manipulate machinery in ways the Eternals' own matter control powers can not.
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* BaldOfAwesome: He's bald and the most skilled Eternal blacksmith.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: In the 2021 series, he decided that the Eternals were an impediment to protecting Earth due to their draining of life force from ordinary humans, and tried to wipe them out. Unfortunately, the Eternals and Earth are kind of intertwined...]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Finding out that The Machine uses humans to give life to the Eternals is what causes his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the forge and the hammer.
* ManlyFacialHair: A well-trimmed beard, which contrasts with his more unkempt Olympian counterpart, and he's pretty manly, like most Eternals.
* UltimateBlacksmith: He wouldn't have been confused with the actual Hephaestus if he wasn't. Among other feats, he helped create the PoweredArmor of the Evolutionaries.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He had a good reason for [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn in the 2021 series]]. Much the same applied in his ''New Warriors'' appearance, where he’d been misled into believing that the only way to save humanity was to act against Earth’s non-Eternal superhumans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pixie]]
!!Pixie
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Marvel: The Lost Generation'' #12 (March, 2000)

An Eternal who was once part of a mid-twentieth century super team, The First Line. Decades later, she was one of the Eternals recruited by Druig's faction when he took control of Vorozheika.
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* FaceHeelTurn: When she returns in the 2009 series, she's one of Druig's allies and opposing the Olympian Eternals. As she'd previously been lost and amnesiac, it's implied that some of this was due to brainwashing by Druig.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pixie is apparently a nickname, and she's not listed by that name when the machine lists all of Earth's Eternals at the start of the 2021 series. However, the series hasn't yet confirmed which of the 'new' names on that list is hers.
* TakenForGranite: As part of the First Line, she used ‘Pixie dust’ that would petrify her foes. How much of that was actually the dust and how much was a cover for her innate Eternal powers is unrevealed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sersi]]
!!Sersi
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Circe, Sylvia Sersy, Mesmer, Sorceress
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Venus'' #9 (January, 1950) [[note]]As Circe[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #3 (June, 1976) [[note]]As Sersi[[/note]]

Sersi, initially summarized in the 2021 series as “complicated”, is a keeper of secrets, a charming social butterfly who enjoys human society, and said to be the most skilled and powerful matter-transmuter of the Eternals. She encountered - and later joined - the Avengers after inviting them to one of her parties and meeting her long-lost "cousin" Starfox of the Titan Eternals.
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* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Perse and Helios were [[AllInTheManual named as her parents in the 1980s]], but have remained TheUnseen. The 2021 series does mention that they’re both living in Olympia.
* BalefulPolymorph: Sersi is able to transmute nearly any item or being into almost whatever she wishes.
* BattleCouple: With Avengers teammate Dane Whitman, the Black Knight.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Sersi is the sorceress Circe from Greek Mythology.
-->'''Sersi''': The Greek storytellers could never spell my name right.
* TheDreaded: Amongst the Eternals it's said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, mightiest of all Eternals, fears the power of Sersi.
* EmeraldPower: She is one of the most alluring and enigmatic Eternals, and she commonly dresses up in green.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: She is the most fun-loving and hedonistic of the Eternals, much to Thena's annoyance.
* HealingFactor: All Eternals have some scope for this, but Sersi’s an expert. In additional to natural healing, she can heal herself or others using her molecular control powers. She once reconstructed her own arm after it was disintegrated.
* IAmTheNoun: Played with. The 2021 series uses this approach for many Eternals. But when it reaches Sersi, the machine pauses for once... and then opts to describe her as “complicated”.
* InterspeciesRomance: Anytime she has a relationship with a human it counts as this, but most specifically with her teammate Dane Whitman, the second Black Knight.
* LackOfEmpathy: She admits that she has learned to care less about humans [[spoiler:and their exploitation by the Machine]] to keep her sanity.
* MasterOfIllusion: Sersi is skilled in the use of illusions. Her illusions affect all five senses and are virtually indistinguishable from the 'real thing'. Her illusions are so effective, it's often difficult to tell whether she is employing illusions or [[RealityWarper her matter-rearranging abilities]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: She has a voluptuous body with huge breasts. What {{Comicbook/Powergirl}} does for the [[Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Sersi does for the Avengers.
** Comic artist Mike Deodato has stated that Sersi was on of his biggest sources of [[MsFanservice inspiration]] as a teenager, and it's not hard to see why given some of his [[BuxomIsBetter artistic]] [[ShesGotLegs predilections]].
* MsFanservice: When you're initially conceived as a "flirtatious demi-goddess not afraid to take her clothes off" in [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode the 1970's]], you know you're destined to be this kind of character.
* ReallyGetsAround: According to Sprite, she slept with every straight adult male Eternal, all sixty of them.
* ShesGotLegs: Most of her many costumes show them off.
* PurpleIsPowerful: For her return on the 2021 series she trades her green outfit for a purple one.
* TheTease: During her time with the Avengers, she started a flirtation with Captain America (much to his embarrassment).
* {{Telepathy}}: Sersi can psychically communicate, read minds, and project her thoughts into other people. She can compel the distracted or weak minded to do her bidding through hypnosis
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She can teleport herself and others across vast distances although doing so is unpleasant for Eternals.
* {{Transmutation}}: Sersi's special ability is matter rearrangement and she is the only fifth level adept (the highest level possible among Eternals) in that discipline. [[TheDreaded Amongst the Eternals it is said that even Prime-Eternal Zuras, the mightiest of all Eternals, fear her.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sprite]]
!!Sprite
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Colín, Peter Frickin' Pan
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #9 (December, 1976)

The trickster. Sprite is an illusionist, and seemingly the only Eternal with the form of a child, never growing up (and occasionally quite bitter about that fact).
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* BackFromTheDead: Zuras kills the now-mortal Sprite at the end of the 2006 series. As he’s no longer Eternal, it seems this will be the end. And it’s possible that version of Sprite ''is'' dead - but the 2021 series reveals that this won’t stop the great machine creating a new body and placing a backup of Sprite’s mind into it. There is no escape from Eternal ResurrectiveImmortality.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Toby Robson asks her if she’s ever killed anyone. Sprite jokingly says she’s killed oodles, confident that nobody would find that phrasing scary. Unless they see just how many people she means by ‘oodles’.
* BigBad: Of the 2006 Neil Gaiman miniseries. She’s very sheepish about it in the 2021 series, after she’s restored to a safe backup without those memories and Ikaris explains just what she did.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sprite is one highly annoying little bastard.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Sprite’s apparent age and height has shifted a little over the years, especially in guest appearances. One ''Avengers'' story portrayed him as wiry but muscular, seemingly at the end of his teens, and only a head shorter than Ikaris or the Black Knight.
* EmeraldPower: Shares this trait with Sersi.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the Neil Gaiman miniseries, where he becomes the BigBad, almost destroying the Eternals and the world in an effort to become mortal.
* ImmortalImmaturity: He's not very mature because of his inability to grow.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Being the same age and fairly androgynous to begin with, when Sprite is revived as female, she doesn't look much different than when she was male.
* NotGrowingUpSucks: Became very disillusioned with being stuck as a child for millennia. On resurrection, as a girl, she seems less bothered with it - for the time being, anyway.
* Really700YearsOld: All of Earth’s Eternals are a million years old. But Sprite’s the only one who’s permanently in a child’s form.
* RetCanon: Resurrected as a girl at the start of the 2021 series, matching her portrayal in the ''Eternals'' film.
* SealedEvilInACan: Was imprisoned in the Exclusion immediately prior to the start of the 2021 series. She’s the only Eternal we’ve seen with an Exclusion sentence commuted.
* SexShifter: After the full reset of the Eternals at the start of the 2021 series, Sprite was resurrected as a girl (matching their portrayal in the MCU ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' film).
* TheTrickster: He pranked humans for centuries under various guises, inspiring Shakespeare's character of the same name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thena]]
!!Thena
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!!!'''Alter Ego:''' Azura (birth name)
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Thena Eliot, Athena, Zura, Betty Sue Bialovsky, Prime Eternal
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Minerva[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Thena[[/note]]

Thena is effectively Eternal royalty, the daughter of Zuras and Cybele and the granddaughter of Kronos (all of which also makes her cousin to Thanos and Eros). She is also one of the few Eternals with children in modern times, mother of Deborah and Donald Ritter, as well as Joey Eliot. Thena is the occasional lover of the Deviant Kro (father of Deborah and Donald) and once served as the Prime Eternal after Zuras’s death.
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* BadassBoast: In the ''Heroes for Hire'' series, Thena confronts the Omega-level mutant Exodus. When he says her physical power is impressive, but outmatched by his vast mental powers, Thena points out that she also has those. In abundance. And Exodus, who’s fought entire teams of X-Men and Avengers, backs down.
* BadassCape: Thena is often seen with a red cape.
* BladeOnAStick: Her sort of spear-axe that's her default weapon.
* BlingOfWar: Her golden armor is quite impressive.
* FlyingBrick: More competent in this role than many Eternals - she claims she’s not a great flier, but once casually clotheslined Iron Man.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: She is generally associated with gold.
* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes her as the book and the blade.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** With Deviants, more often than not. Considering that the Eternals are pretty much the Deviants' most hated enemies/most feared opponents, this leads to somewhat... ''odd'' situations.
** Thena also married a human when she was left amnesiac by Sprite’s reality warping in the Gaiman miniseries. Her husband was killed, but she has a son from that relationship, Joey.
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: She seems to be the light to Sersi's dark.
* MamaBear: She is fiercely devoted to the children she has sired across her history: Donald and Deborah Ritter and Joey Athena.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's 5'10"/178cm tall and very beautiful.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Became the leader of the Eternals for a time after the death of her father Zuras.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Valkin]]
!!Valkin
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Vulcan[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #11 (February, 1977) [[note]]As Valkin[[/note]]

Ikaris's uncle and Druig's father, leader of the Polarian Eternals. Valkin spent much of the Cold War as a KGB officer, trying to subtly reduce tension between the west and the USSR in an effort to avoid open war.
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* BackForTheDead: Prior to the 2021 series, his only appearance since 1984 had been a single historical flashback in a 2011 ''Thor'' story. In the first issue of the new series he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine - and then KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Brother Tode’s Deviants captured the Eternals and tortured some to death. After Tode was defeated, Valkin insisted on “most of Earth’s Deviant population” being molecularly translated and compressed into a cube, which was then left floating in space. The process was described as fatal and irreversible. Subsequent stories suggested that it was actually just “the elite of Lemuria” who suffered that fate, and Tode and some of his troops may well have warranted the death penalty, but...
* InTheBlood: He possesses great mental abilities, just like his son Druig.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Valkin’s very skilled with his mental powers and was even able to inflict this on Thor when they first met, centuries ago.
* {{Nephewism}}: In the original continuity, Valkin’s nephew Ikaris was still a child (by Eternal standards) when his father Virako died in battle. His mother Tulayn had apparently [[AllInTheManual died in a teleportation accident]] centuries earlier, so he was largely raised by Valkin, and the two have remained close.
* SecretPolice: Spent at least part of the Cold War in the role of Colonel Vulcannin of the [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:El Vampiro]]
!!El Vampiro
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Thor'' #290 (December, 1979)

An Eternal with fangs who first appeared as a masked wrestler, active in both Mexico and California. One of the few Eternals to be married to a mortal human.
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* BackForTheDead: After appearing in a single issue of Thor, he returns almost 30 years later as one of Druig’s faction in the 2008 Knauf series. Two issues later, the Horde kill him. The Eternals’ usual ResurrectiveImmortality has been disabled at this point, so he spends the rest of the arc in an AfterlifeAntechamber.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His death in the Knauf run. A huge scorpion-style stinger stabs him from behind, the point protruding from his chest.
* MaskedLuchador: Had a successful career as a luchador when Thor first encountered him.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: He’s married to a human woman, Maria, when Thor first meets him. His wife knows he’s an Eternal and that he’ll outlive her.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Vampiro is apparently a nickname, and he's not listed by that name when the machine lists all of Earth's Eternals at the start of the 2021 series. However, the series hasn't yet confirmed which of the 'new' names on that list is his.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Virako]]
!!Virako
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Thor Annual'' #7 (September, 1978)

A polar Eternal. Father of Ikaris and friend of Thor. Virako was killed a thousand years ago, sacrificing himself in a battle against the Deviants, so wasn’t part of the original Jack Kirby cast. He was eventually resurrected in modern times, but has remained a background character and hasn’t generally been portrayed as close to his son.
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* BackForTheDead: At the start of the 2021 series, he’s mentioned as one of the Eternals resurrected by the machine. He’s KilledOffscreen by Thanos two issues later, without actually making any appearance in the comic.
* BackFromTheDead: One of the first Eternals to be resurrected, back before their ResurrectiveImmortality was established as part of the mythos. Phastos managed to reconstitute his body a thousand years after he died.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'', which sees the resurrected Virako, one of only two Eternals left in Olympia, reunited with his old comrade Thor. He even narrates the opening sequence for one issue.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: In ''Thor: The Deviants Saga'' he comments that after a thousand years dead, he feels disconnected from his fellow Eternals.
* KilledOffscreen: In the 2021 series, when Thanos attacks Polaria.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In most appearances, he’s almost identical to Ikaris - only their hair colour differs. Thor, who knows Virako, sees Ikaris for the first time and immediately realises who he is.
* SuicideAttack: On the Deviants’ World-Devouring Worm, centuries ago. Virako irradiates himself and flies down its throat before [[FeedItABomb unleashing a fatal explosion]].
* WeAreAsMayflies: When he’s resurrected in the 2000 ''New Eternals'' special, he really doesn’t understand why everyone’s so concerned about the humans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zuras]]
!!Zuras
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Father Zuras, Jupiter, Prime Eternal, (Zuras has often been mistaken for the Olympian god Zeus)
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Jupiter[[/note]]; ''The Eternals'' #5 (August, 1976) [[note]]As Zuras[[/note]]

Zuras is the son of Kronos and Daina, brother of A'Lars (Mentor) and father of Thena. He rules Earth's Eternals, from Olympia, as the Prime-Eternal.
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* AGodIAmNot: In the Gaiman miniseries, he forbiddingly points out to Iron Man that the Eternals were worshipped by humans as their gods. Iron Man, less than fazed, points out that he ''knows'' gods, and Zuras is ''not'' a god. Zuras cracks up and agrees with him.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Can be seen as the counterpart of DC's Highfather, being the bearded ruler of an immortal race.
* BackFromTheDead: After being dead for several years and serving as a SpiritAdvisor, he was resurrected during the Neil Gaiman mini-series. He’s died again at least three times since then, but has generally returned more quickly.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He was initially portrayed as one of the oldest Eternals, and one with somewhat less human priorities as a result. Even though later continuity established that all Eternals are the same age, he’s still got this mindset. [[spoiler: The 2021 Eternals comic with its HumanResources revelation illustrates this. ]]
* CoolOldGuy: Is this to his grandson Joey, though the two had a rocky start.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is less evil and more antagonistic. With that said, he shows sincere devotion to his pet dog Socrates and his grandson Joey.
* EvilNephew: His nephew happens to be Thanos.
* EvilRedhead: In a sense. He is redheaded and as a leader of the Eternals considers that many things are his fault, and as the leader he must bear that burden. [[spoiler: These things include killing Sprite, though he later approved the resurrected Sprite’s release from the Exclusion, and the conspiracy over the Eternal's resurrection]].
* FaceHeelTurn: In the 2014 ''New Warriors'' series he’s presented as the BigBad, allied with supervillain the High Evolutionary to try to eliminate Earth’s non-Eternal superhumans, and claiming that their existence will cause the Celestials to destroy the Earth. It’s made pretty clear that he’s lying about the Celestials - and the New Warriors directly call him out on it - but he silences the High Evolutionary before Phastos and other Eternals can get to the truth.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In a 2012 guest appearance in ''Hulk'', he’s becoming increasingly concerned that mortal heroes with great power have no qualms about causing chaos and meddling in a way that the Eternals have generally tried to avoid. When he next appears, in ''New Warriors'', he’s decided that [[FaceHeelTurn the mortal superhumans need to be eliminated]].
* ManlyFacialHair: Has a red beard and is the leader of Earth's Eternals.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's fairly okay as leader of the Eternals. Of course, their nature and morality are different from humans.
[[/folder]]

!!Eternals of Titan
[[folder:A'Lars (Mentor)]]
!!A'Lars
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Mentor, Excluded A
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

Son of Kronos, father of Thanos and Eros, grandfather of Thane.

A'Lars, more commonly referred to as Mentor, founded the Titan colony orbiting Saturn. Engineer, physicist, father - Mentor shaped many of Marvel’s cosmic characters.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: After turning a blind eye for many years, A'Lars is eventually forced into conflict against his genocidal, Death-worshipping son Thanos.
* DyingDeclarationOfHate: After Thanos attempts to blackmail A’Lars into helping him find the cure for a fatal affliction, A'Lars reveals that he too is dying and proceeds to give his tyrannical despot of a son one hell of a final call-out, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome telling Thanos to his face that he was a mistake who should have died at birth]], provoking the Mad Titan into ending his suffering. Ironically, as Thanos killed him, he mused that A'Lars finally sounded like his father.
* FreudianExcuse: He wanted to have true Eternal children to prove his more cautious brother Zuras wrong. He wanted children to love, but never really lost his need to beat Zuras.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While his son Thanos was shunned by everyone in Titanian society, including his own mother, because of his hideous deformities, A'Lars loved and accepted him throughout his adolescent years and initially refused to acknowledge Thanos's growing psychotic tendencies until it was too late.
* KilledOffForReal: By Thanos, though A'Lars was dying anyway. [[spoiler: He is later [[ResurrectiveImmortality revived]], but condemned to eternal imprisonment in the Exclusion, within a cell that records Thanos's estimated killcount.]]
* MeaningfulName: Tried to invoke this on his offspring. He wanted Thanos to represent a triumph over death.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Possesses this.
* OneSteveLimit: His moniker of Mentor is shared with a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eros (Starfox)]]
!!Eros
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Eron (Birth Name), Starfox
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

Eros is the youngest son of A'Lars (Mentor) and Thanos's younger brother. He’s an Eternal and an Avenger.

Unlike his parents and other Eternals from Earth, he’s not connected to the great machine, so doesn’t seem to be bound by the [[{{geas}} Eternal Principles]] or benefit from their ResurrectiveImmortality.
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* AmazonChaser: He has a particular interest in Earth's many superhuman women, such as ComicBook/SheHulk. It seems to give him an ego boost that he can "tame" them (with some questionable applications of his powers, mainly).
* BrilliantButLazy: As an Eternal, Eros has a godly amount of innate potential, but he'd rather refine his seduction abilities than train his body or mind to their fullest despite having millennia to do so. His older future self from ''Infinity Siblings'' overcame his laziness and became a more proactive hero, helping Adam Warlock and Pip the Troll to stop Future Thanos from assimilating the cosmic entities, and in the present day, despite being crippled and confined to a hoverchair, he effortlessly bosses around cosmic heavyweights when hunting down the host of the resurrected Thanos. [[spoiler: Pity [[TomatoInTheMirror it turned out to be him.]]]]
* CainAndAbel: As a handsome, fun-loving womanizer, he is the polar opposite to his deformed, thoroughly evil brother Thanos. Although he's not exactly the most moral guy, it's a task to not look like a saint when Thanos is your sibling.
* TheCasanova: In close competition with [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] for the title of most prolific womanizer in the Marvel Universe.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the ''Infinity Siblings'' graphic novel, being stranded on a jungle planet for many years pushed Eros to become more proactive and less selfish.
* ComboPlatterPowers
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He's drifted through life, and as he bitterly observes to a dead Thanos, he actually envied his psychotic brother on the grounds that Thanos always knew what his purpose was - he didn't even have that.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: In the first issue of the 2016 ''Thanos'' series, Starfox is shown in an orgy with aliens from various species and genders. When the Champion of the Universe enters the room, Starfox's first impulse is to invite him to come get in on the action.
* FlyingBrick
* GroinAttack: He was infamously on the receiving end of a vicious one from She-Hulk after she discovered that he had used his LivingAphrodisiac powers to coerce her into a relationship. He's lucky to still even have balls after that, but it's hard to feel sorry for him.
* HealingFactor: While it is not as advanced as other members of his species, Eros still has this. If he is injured, his physiology enables him to recover much faster and more extensively than a human being is capable of. Injuries such as lacerations or bullet wounds can fully mend within a matter of hours. This ability can be augmented dramatically if Starfox properly trains himself.
* TheHedonist: Spends all of his immortal life pursuing earthly pleasures.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Starfox, like all Eternals, is essentially immortal. The cosmic energy housed in his body has been developed for the purpose of halting his natural aging process. Although well over 1,000 years old, he is still physically young by Eternal standards.
* ImmortalityPromiscuity: Virtually immortal, but unlike his nihilistic brother Eros is a carefree womanizer - though the 'carefree' and 'womanizer' parts are [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife only part]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual of the truth.]]
* LivingAphrodisiac: He passively emits pleasure stimulation in others wherever he goes, but he can amp it up to anything from arousal to uncontrollable lust on a whim. This results in some InUniverse UnfortunateImplications [[invoked]] and QuestionableConsent as he has used his powers to manipulate countless women (and some men) into sex or long-term relationships throughout the centuries.
* ManipulativeBastard: Even without using his powers, he plays a mean game at this when he wants to, as recent events have shown. This was earlier hinted at during the original ''Infinity Gauntlet'', when Thanos opted to remove his mouth - and explicitly did it not just because Eros was annoying him, but because he didn't want to risk letting him talk.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Tryco Slatterus points out in the 2016 ''Thanos'' series, he's much smarter than he lets on - the debauched hedonist and fun-loving adventurer acts are just that, acts, which he uses to get people to let their guard down. When he drops the act, he's a much more serious - and much more dangerous - individual.
* OlderAndWiser: In the recent graphic novel ''Infinity Siblings'' and its two sequels, Eros became this in a alternate future where he got stranded on a wild planet and forced to drop his hedonism in order to survive.
* PowerPerversionPotential: He has the power to control the emotions of others. In one ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' arc, a suit was brought against him by some, including She-Hulk herself, who may have been forced into sex with him thanks to his powers. (The man's real name is Eros, after all).
* SuperStrength: Eros can lift around 15 tons, which is actually on the low end compared to others of his species (guys like Hyperion can lift 70 tons while Gilgamesh and early Thanos are Class 100, while even non-melee females like Sersi and Azura are stronger).
* SuperToughness: He's not bulletproof, but he's still pretty tough.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kronos]]
!!Kronos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Chronos
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

A mysterious and rarely seen entity, Kronos is the cosmic master of time. Once leader of Earth’s Eternals, his experiments transformed him into a powerful figure within the universe's large landscape.

He now resides between the space/time continuum as an ominous figure observing matters of galactic importance.
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* BaldOfAwesome: Even before he became blue, he was completely bald.
* CainAndAbel: The benevolent Abel - at least when compared to his genocidal brother Uranos’s Cain. Back before Kronos’s ascension, they fought a civil war for control of Earth’s Eternals. Kronos won, so humanity lived. Technically CainAndAbelAndSeth, but third brother Oceanus has remained TheUnseen since his first mention in the 1970s.
* GodhoodSeeker: The 2021 series takes this view of him. His Eternal half is imprisoned for the crime of “apocalyptic auto-deification” and it’s stated that his efforts devastated Titanos and killed the entire Eternal race several times. There’s also a theory that he’s doomed the whole Earth, although probably not for another hundred thousand years or so.
* GrandpaGod: He's the grandfather of Thanos and his cosmic half is easily more powerful than any Eternal.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: The 2021 series reveals that whilst Kronos ascended to godhood, he ''also'' remained as an Eternal, becoming two separate beings.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Eternal perspective on his Eternal half, who’s been sealed in the Exclusion for several hundred thousand years.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sui-San]]
!!Sui-San
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Excluded S
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Captain Marvel'' #29 (November, 1973)

A follower of the genocidal Uranos, she was exiled when he was defeated, eventually becoming the last survivor of that faction who wasn’t killed and mindwiped. She eventually married another exiled Eternal, A'Lars, becoming mother to Thanos and Eros.
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* CassandraTruth: She tried to kill her son Thanos, seeing death in his eyes. Unfortunately she was disbelieved and thought insane.
* DamselInDistress: Played straight in the original RescueRomance version of her meeting with A'Lars. Sui-San was alone, apparently dressed only in a loincloth, and would surely have died on Titan if he hadn't saved her. As seen in ''Thanos Rises'', the [[{{revision}} current version of the story]] averts the trope - Sui-San was the sole survivor, but was fully dressed, armed and equipped. And she greeted A'Lars with a gun to the back of his head.
* TheExile: She met A'Lars in exile, having sided with the Uranites and left earth when that faction lost power. The original stories state that they were captured, sentenced and formally exiled. The 2021 series suggests they fled at the end of the war, and would have been mindwiped if they hadn’t escaped.
* LastOfItsKind: When A'Lars met her, she was the only remaining Uranite Eternal on Titan - all others had died, revived on earth and had their memories deleted.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Inverted. She was Excluded by The Machine for the sins of her son Thanos. [[spoiler:She's eventually revived but imprisoned at The Exclusion by The Machine, to ensure neither she nor A'Lars are ever used to create another being like Thanos ever again. She openly blames her husband for it.]]
* TheUnreveal: Sui-San didn’t share the Uranites genocidal view, and she says she only joined them because her love had already sided with them. But ''Thanos Rises'' pointedly fails to reveal who that love was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thanos]]
!!Thanos
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Mad Titan
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Iron Man'' #55 (October, 1972)

An Eternal with the Deviant gene, making him unique and extremely powerful, even amongst his own kind. Above all else, Thanos loves and worships Mistress Death. Few can equal his intelligence, strength, and ambition for power. Thanos has wielded the Cosmic Cube, the Infinity Gauntlet, and even the Heart of the Universe.
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See [[Characters/MarvelComicsThanos Thanos]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Uranos]]
!!Uranos
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Captain Marvel'' #29 (November, 1973)

Brother of Kronos. He attempted to conquer the world, but Kronos stopped him and had him exiled.
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* BeardOfEvil: Sports a fine goatee.
* TheBusCameBack: Not seen since the 1980s ''What If?'' stories. The 2021 series reveals that he was resurrected and has been imprisoned in the Exclusion for millennia.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Kronos's Abel. And also, as Creator/KieronGillen phrased it, the Morgoth to Thanos's Sauron. Technically CainAndAbelAndSeth, but third brother Oceanus has remained TheUnseen since his first mention in the 1970s.
* TheExile: The original stories state that Uranos, along with his followers, were captured, sentenced and exiled when their faction lost to Kronos. The 2021 series suggests that this was an end-of-war escape rather than any sort of formal exile, though.
* KillAllHumans: The reason he was ousted and exiled.
* KilledOffscreen: Apparently died as an exile on Titan, at some point before A’Lars found Sui-San there as the sole survivor.
* SealedEvilInACan: The 2021 series reveals that he was the first Eternal confined to the Exclusion. On that basis, he’s probably been in there for at least half a million years.
[[/folder]]

!!Deviants
[[folder:In General]]
!!In General
* ButtMonkey: Compared to the Eternals and humans, they really got a raw deal - while humans are powerless, they're at least genetically stable, with the potential to acquire powers that make even the strongest deviants pale in comparison (and that's before one gets into Mutants and Inhumans).
* EvilCounterpart: Played with. They were presented as an opposite to the Eternals, short-lived, bestial and with a monstrous appearance, and some are every bit as monstrous as they look. But, for the most part, they're no more monstrous than humans or Eternals.
* FantasticSlurs: Depending on the writer, Deviant itself is this. In the Gaiman series, Morjak and Gelt prefer to talk about their race as ‘The Changing People’, and both terms are used in the 2021 series.
* HijackedByGanon: Generally speaking, for any modern story set after Tode's death, any leader of Lemuria who's not Ghaur or Kro is either serving one of them or will be replaced by one or the other by the end of the story.
* KillItWithFire: A theme. Flame guns are the preferred Deviant weapon in the early stories. And the genetic rejects are consigned to the fire pits.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brother Tode]]
!!Brother Tode
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Brother Toad, Great Tode, Ruler of the Deviants
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)

Leader of the Deviants in the original Jack Kirby series.
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* AdiposeRex: Very fat and the first known leader of the Deviants.
* BadBoss: Flees from Thor and the Eternals, leaving Kro trapped alone. Tode can't resist mocking him as he leaves, either.
* EnemyMine: Averted. Ikaris actually suggests that the Eternals, humans and Deviants should work together to survive the Fourth Host of the Celestials. Tode rejects the offer out of hand, claiming that Deviant weapons will be enough.
* FatBastard: Very fat and not a nice guy.
* GreenAndMean: His skin is green and he's far less pleasant than even Kro.
* {{Gonk}}: Even by Deviant standards he's incredibly ugly.
* ImmortalitySeeker: His appearance in ''Iron Man'' shows him [[HumanResources inhaling atomized Eternals]] in the belief that this will extend his lifespan.
* KilledOffscreen: Tode and his followers were apparently executed by the Eternals after his capture. They were next seen 'translated' into another form, compacted into a cube via Eternal molecular rearrangement, then left to drift in space. This 'translation' was apparently both permanent and fatal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dromedan]]
!!Dromedan
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 1) #16 (October, 1977)

A Deviant mutate considered so powerful and dangerous that his own people entombed him. He’s occasionally escaped, but is usually imprisoned again at the end of any story in which he appears. A thousand years ago he faced Thor and the Eternals, killing Ikaris's father Virako.
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* FightingSpirit: When confronted in Peru a thousand years ago, he was able to use his psychic powers to shape the beliefs of the Incas into a superhuman physical form, echoing the god ‘Thunder’, and then set it on Thor.
* LongLived: Has been imprisoned for at least a thousand years. Doesn’t seem to have aged much.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The neutralizer helmet. To the point where Thor can hammer it back onto Dromedan’s head with Mjolnir, without having to worry about damaging the helmet. Even when he’s not wearing it, Dromedan’s own impressive powers seem unable to harm it in any way.
* MindControl: Very powerful mind control, able to seize control of multiple Eternals at once. During Dromedan’s first appearance Zuras worries that, if he gets out, he’ll be able to control a whole city of humans.
* PsiBlast: Seemingly able to cause physical damage with them, not just mental pain.
* SealedEvilInACan: Entombed underground, and also locked into a neutralizer helmet that restricts his mental powers.
* SuperStrength: Apparently not as strong as Tutinax, and Dromedan prefers to rely on mental powers rather than physical force. But still strong enough to wrestle Ikaris.
* SuperToughness: Zuras buries him in molten rock. Ikaris burns him with EyeBeams. Thor throws Mjolnir at him, at full strength. None of these things seems to harm him much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ghaur]]
!!Ghaur
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 1985)

The telepathic priest-lord of the Deviants. Initially driven by a rage against the Celestials, he later adopts a faith in the malign elder god Set.
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* BackFromTheDead:
** After his spirit's evicted from his body at the end of the Gillis/Simonson ''Eternals'' series, he uses his last traces of power to tamper with the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's board, then tricks the Surfer into resurrecting him.
** He does something similar at the end of the ''Atlantis Attacks'' crossover, when his new body is annihilated. This time he possesses a statue of himself and regains control of the Lemurian priesthood.
* BigBad: Of the 1985 ''The Eternals'' maxiseries, as well as the ''Atlantis Attacks'' crossover event a few years later.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Ghaur's first appearance he confronts Brother Tode's son Ranar, who sought his father’s throne. Ranar makes a grand entrance on a palanquin carried by human slaves - who he then executes. Ghaur promptly kills the hapless Ranar and has his body thrown into a pit, but orders proper burials for the humans (“''They did not deserve their fate''”).
* HowDoIShotWeb: When he ascends to Celestial power, this catches up with him. He starts growing to the size of a true Celestial and begins to drown when he breaks through the roof of Lemuria into the ocean... before realising that his new powers mean he can choose his size and doesn’t really need to breathe.
* InconsistentColoring: Blue skinned, but has occasionally been shown as green (mostly on covers).
* MindControl: As well as turning Deviants into PeoplePuppets, Ghaur can completely control their minds if he knows their genetic structure. After his resurrection, he seems quite capable of controlling humans as well.
* PeoplePuppets: Along with his MindControl ability, Ghaur can take physical control of any Deviant once he’s familiar with their genetic code. This can sometimes allow him to activate dormant powers or mutations his target doesn’t even know they have - on one occasion, he forces Ranar to cry tears that harden over his mouth and nose, suffocating him.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Orders one of Kro’s allies to kill himself, to prove a point about Ghaur’s mental control. He does.
* SinisterMinister: Fits this role.
* TheStarscream: Has a few times tried to take leadership of the Deviants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karkas]]
!!Karkas
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 1985)

An exceptionally ugly but strong Deviant, who's calm and humane in his outlook. He's introduced alongside Ransak, who appears entirely human but struggles to control a bestial rage, and the two appear together in many stories.
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: He's 8'3"/2.51m tall, and while Ransak is not short, he's still over a head shorter than Karkas.
* {{Foil}}: Of his friend Ransak. Whereas Karkas is highly mutated and wouldn't be mistaken for a human, Ransak looks completely human. And while Karkas is calm and philosophical, Ransak is constantly struggling to keep his rage under control.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his freakish look, he is in fact a philosopher.
* MightyGlacier: He might be huge, tough and incredibly strong, but he's slow and ponderous.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He looks like complete brute, but is a calm and humane philosopher.
* SuperToughness: His thick hide can withstand concussive forces up to those of a small anti-tank missile before sustaining serious injury. His recuperative powers are about twice that of human beings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kro]]
!!Kro
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Red Raven Comics'' #1 (May, 1940) [[note]]As Rudolph Hendler/Pluto[[/note]]; ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976) [[note]]As Kro[[/note]]

A general of the Deviants. Kro is one of the few Deviants with some kind of immortality, apparently due to his random genetic makeup - and has gone to some lengths to hide that fact from the rest of his race. He’s also had an on-and-off affair with the Eternal Thena for at least 100,000 years. He’s been ruler of Lemuria more than once, but he’s also taken on many other roles - such as working with the US government to peacefully resettle Deviants in the USA.
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* TheAgeless: He's one of very, very few deviants with an extended lifespan - and is now at least 100,000 years old.
* BaldOfEvil: Not completely evil but he sure is completely bald.
* BeardOfEvil: As expected from a Devil look-a-like, he has a trimmed goatee.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Kro's heart isn't in the usual location.
* TheCaptain: Once led a team of Deviants and Deviant-human hybrids called Delta Force.
* CoolShades: Has occasionally taken to wearing red shades.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Has been drawn as a very pink-skinned man who looks almost entirely human, a muscular, demonic red-skinned orc and almost everything in between.
* DragonInChief: To Brother Tode for at least part of the time they worked together. Tode was never exactly the brains of the operation.
* HiddenDepths: He’s been Thena's lover at times, over many millennia. This has occasionally led him to reluctantly ally with the Eternals.
* HornedHumanoid: With horns on his head, he has often been mistaken for - or actively posed as - the Devil.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: When he speaks too freely about his disdain for Brother Tode, one of Tode’s guards puts a spear through his chest. Fortunately, it [[BizarreAlienBiology missed his heart]].
* MissionControl: To the government-backed Delta Network. He even gets an office in the Pentagon. That said, the only time we actually get to see them in action, Kro chooses to join them in the field.
* MyGrandsonMyself: He’s posed as his own descendants many times.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ransak (The Reject)]]
!!Ransak
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #8 (November, 1976)

A Deviant who - almost uniquely - is entirely human in appearance. On the other hand, he's a savage killer who's berserk in battle. He's introduced alongside Karkas, who doesn't appear remotely human but is calm and humane in mindset, and the two appear together in many stories.
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* TheBerserker: His very human appearance masks the rage that constantly burns within him.
* ChickMagnet:
** He gets a lot of attention from female Eternals when Thena first brings him to Olympia. Even after she points out that he’s a Deviant.
** Handled inconsistently with other Deviants - in his initial appearances and the 2021 series, they find him shocking and repulsive. Whereas in some other stories he gets a lot of (unwanted) attention, although that’s [[OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace not purely because of his looks]].
* NonHumanHumanoidHybrid: His heritage is a mix of Deviant and [[spoiler:Inhuman]].
* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants. Portrayed inconsistently in some stories - Ghaur does manage to control him in ''Heroes for Hire'' - but it’s unclear if this is via Ghaur’s natural power or the same mechanical mind control he’s using on Eternals.
* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: When the Deviants are afflicted by a sterility plague he’s one of the only male Deviants unaffected, and there’s a brief stand-off when he’s almost detained for use as Lemurian breeding stock. Phastos intervenes to provide a better solution, offering his support with a cure.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Downplayed. He studies with Kingo Sunen for a while, appearing in fight scenes for some of Kingo’s films. Ransak has some personality clash with the much calmer Kingo - and he has a few rants about the fake combat of films, too.
* UnpleasantParentReveal: A ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' story reveals that his father is actually [[spoiler:the supervillain Maelstrom, meaning that Ransak has both Deviant and Inhuman heritage]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tolau]]
!!Tolau
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 5) #3 (March, 2021)

A Deviant artist who becomes a lover of Thena.
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* DelayedOhCrap: He knows that Thena has a romantic history with Kro, the current ruler of Lemuria. Quite what that means in real terms doesn't register until Kro turns up at his doorstep on a floating throne.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Eternal Thena
* IntimateArtistry: Tolau crafts a statue of himself and Thena. Thena is sculpted from shining metal, an almost indestructible secondary adamantium alloy. The figure of Tolau is shaped in frail and ephemeral meat, wreathed in flies and stitched together like Frankenstein’s monster.
* RealAfterAll: He wakes from a nightmare in which he was "trapped in a room with the beings who had murdered untold millions of his people". And then remembers that it was true - Thena's Eternal friends are in his house.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tutinax]]
!!Tutinax
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Mountain Mover
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 1) Annual #1 (July 1977)

A mighty Deviant warrior and gladiator of the past, now transported to the present.
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* BloodKnight: Born and bred to fight. When he encounters Thor again in modern times, he’s enjoying the battle enough that he'd really like Thor to chase when Kro’s forces retreat, just so he can continue brawling with him.
* TheDragon: To both Dromedan and Kro, at various points.
* NoodleIncident: When Dromedan summons him to fight Thor and the Eternals, a thousand years ago, he’s apparently been [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned underground]], much like Dromedan himself.
* PlotHole: In his first two appearances, he’s a famous Deviant warrior of the distant past, believed long-dead. When he returns in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}'' he’s a gladiator in modern Lemuria - there’s no explanation or acknowledgement of his arrival in modern times.
* SealedEvilInACan: Until Dromedan liberated him, a thousand years ago.
* SuperStrength: Said to be one of the strongest warriors the Deviants have ever produced. Certainly capable of fighting the Eternals and Thor.
* SuperToughness: Less notable than his strength, but attacks from some very powerful opponents don’t really slow him down.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yrdisis]]
!!Yrdisis
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 2) #5 (November, 1986)

A Deviant artist and sculptor who’s in a relationship with the Eternal Khoryphos.
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* ComicBookTime: Averted in the 2021 series, which states it’s been about forty years since she first met Khoryphos. This is broadly in line with the real world time since her first published appearance.
* InterspeciesRomance: With the Eternal Khoryphos.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Khoryphos. When they reappear in the 2021 series she’s quite elderly.
* ShoutOut: As a couple, Khoryphos and Yrdisis are a specific allusion to Orpheus and Eurydice. And while, in-universe, many Eternal names do echo mythology, Deviant names don’t.
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in the second arc of the 2021 series, more than 20 years after her last appearance.
* UndergroundRailroad: Ran one in Deviant Lemuria with her partner Khoryphos after the fall of Ghaur's priesthood, saving innocents from execution and smuggling them out of the city.
[[/folder]]

!!Others

[[folder:Dave Chatterton]]
!!Dave Chatterton
A directionless young mortal man who finds himself drawn into Sersi’s social circle after she saves his life.
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* InterruptedSuicide: He first meets Sersi when he jumps from a rooftop and she telekinetically catches him as he passes her apartment on the way down. She offers to drop him again if he can provide a good enough reason. He doesn’t, so she apologises and saves him.
* KilledOffForReal: Killed by a disguised and brainwashed Sersi towards the end of the Gillis/Simonson series. Dave rushed out to warn Ikaris of a trap, then ended up taking the shot himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doctor Daniel Damian]]
!!Daniel Damian
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Fantastic Four'' #64 (April, 1967)
A human archaeologist whose investigations into ancient alien presences on earth lead him first to the Kree then, years later, to the Eternal city of Celestia.
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* AllInTheManual: Nothing in Dr Damian's first appearance in ''The Eternals'' suggests that he's an existing Marvel character. However, The ''Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe'' later specifies that he's the same nameless scientist the ComicBook/FantasticFour saved from a Kree sentry robot in a 1967 issue, almost a decade before ''The Eternals'' was published. Given that Kirby hadn't really written Eternals as a Marvel Universe book, this probably counts as a CanonWelding retcon, too.
* AlliterativeName: '''Da'''niel '''Da'''mian.
* BackForTheDead: Returns, and dies, in ''The Herod Factor''.
* DespairEventHorizon: Margo's death is the event that destroys his faith in the Eternals and fuels his FaceHeelTurn.
* FaceHeelTurn: In ''The Herod Factor'', he uses the machines of Celestia to mutate Ajak into a bestial form and send him out on a killing spree in the human world. Once Ajak regains self-control and realizes what Damian’s done to him, he [[SuicideAttack kills both of them]].
* KilledOffForReal: Slain by Ajak, and has not been resurrected in any way.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: And Margo’s death at the hands of the Deviants fuels his FaceHeelTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Margo Damian]]
!!Margo Damian
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!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' #1 (April, 1976)
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was in a relationship with Ikaris.
* KilledOffForReal: Accidentally killed by Ghaur’s Deviants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professor Sam Holden]]
!!Samuel Holden
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was in a relationship with Sersi.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hasn't been seen since the end of the Gillis/Simonson series, back in 1986.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fulcrum]]
!!Fulcrum
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Jack, The Bartender
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 4) #7 (January, 2009)

The barman at the [[AfterlifeAntechamber cocktail bar]] where dead Eternals of many worlds wait for resurrection, or decide to move on.
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Sersi and Vampiro both see Jack as a normal human, bartender in a normal bar. Even if some of the other customers are aliens. It’s heavily implied that’s not quite what he, or his bar, really look like.
* ShoutOut: To the original creator of ''The Eternals'' (and many, many other comics) Creator/JackKirby.
* TheBartender: In an AfterlifeAntechamber bar filled with dead Eternals.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Machine]]
!!The Machine
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' The Great Machine, the Archive
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 3) #3 (October, 2006)

The AI who runs the Eternals machinery. Integrated into the entire planet, and described itself as the voice of planet Earth.
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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: It is truly sorry for killing humans to revive Eternals, but notes that it's just carrying out its purpose.]]
* CharacterNarrator: For the 2021 comic.
* LoyalToThePosition: Accepts instructions from the Eternals, especially the Prime Eternal. Even when the Prime Eternal is someone like Thanos.
* TheOmniscient: As the narrator of the 2021 comic, it knows everything that's going on. Or at least everything on Earth, anyway - in ''Thanos Rises'' it comments that it didn’t know what happened on Titan until A’Lars died and his mind returned to the machine.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Notes that it displays random emotional outbursts and snarks, which is unlike its normal programming.
* {{Trekkie}}: Mentions that it loves ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' (and has also seen ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'').
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Donald and Deborah Ritter]]
!!Donald Ritter & Deborah Ritter
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!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Tzabaoth the Dark Angel
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals: The Herod Factor'' #1 (September, 1991)

Teenage twins, the children of the Eternal Thena and the Deviant Kro. After being reunited with their birth parents, they also became part of Kro’s ‘Delta Network’ team of Deviant heroes.
Don and Deb normally appear completely human, but can [[FusionDance merge into a single entity]] with a very different appearance.
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* BadassBookworm: Deb seems to be heading in this direction, spending much of her university time in the library.
* ExtraEyes: As the Tzabaoth angel they keep both sets of eyes. And both mouths.
* EyeBeams: The Tzabaoth angel can use these from all four eyes.
* HybridPower: As the offspring of an Eternal and a Deviant, they apparently inherited some power from each race, but seem to have some unique abilities too. Don clearly lacks Eternal invulnerability, though.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: The mental link between them can making dating awkward. Don breaks away from a kiss and violently shoves his girlfriend Shannon when the twins’ psychic connection [[PowerIncontinence causes him to react to]] an attack on Deb.
* NightAndDayDuo: ''Heroes for Hire'' portrays them that way, with Deb shining bright and Don wrapped in darkness after their powers manifest.
* NonHumanHumanoidHybrid: They look perfectly human, but their heritage is Deviant and Eternal, not human at all.
* PowerIncontinence: They don’t have their mental link under control. It’s not clear if this is a learning curve or a permanent limitation.
* SiblingFusion: They can combine forms to create a single entity, the Dark Angel (sometimes referred to as Tzabaoth). The exact form of the fused being varies considerably depending on the story - the Tzabaoth version is much less human than other portrayals. Merging in this way also heals them.
* TooManyMouths: The Tzabaoth angel’s duplicated features include both mouths.
* TwinTelepathy: They have some level of this - closer to empathy than telepathy - but don’t seem to have full control of it yet. Which can lead to awkward moments when one twin’s in a stressful situation and the other, elsewhere in a very different context, [[PowerIncontinence instinctively reacts to it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Joey Eliot]]
!!Joey Eliot
!!!'''Notable Aliases:''' Joey Athena
!!!'''First Appearance:''' ''Eternals'' (Vol. 3) #4 (November, 2006)

Thena's son, from her marriage when she was an amnesiac mortal. Introduced in the Gaiman miniseries, then became a significant character in the Knauf series.
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He was infected and killed by the Horde in the Knauf series, but resurrected by the Dreaming Celestial.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Human on his father's side, but his mother is the Eternal Thena. The DistantFinale to the Knauf series suggests he’s inherited longevity and some of her powers.
* MeaningfulRename: In the DistantFinale of the Knauf series, he’s embraced his Eternal heritage and is now Joey Athena
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He hasn't been seen since the Knauf series.
[[/folder]]
Eternals]][[note]]Earth-199999[[/note]]
[[/index]]


* BadassBeard: Has a pretty impressive beard - and is an Eternal.



* ManlyFacialHair: Has a pretty impressive beard - and is an Eternal.



* BadassBeard: Has a red beard and is the leader of Earth's Eternals.


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* ManlyFacialHair: Has a red beard and is the leader of Earth's Eternals.


* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants. Portrayed inconsistently in some stories - Ghaur does manage to control him in ''Heroes for Hire'' - but it’s unclear if this is Ghaur’s natural power of the same mechanical mind control he’s used on Eternals.

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* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants. Portrayed inconsistently in some stories - Ghaur does manage to control him in ''Heroes for Hire'' - but it’s unclear if this is via Ghaur’s natural power of or the same mechanical mind control he’s used using on Eternals.


* BackFromTheDead: After his spirit's evicted from his body, he uses his last traces of power to tamper with the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's board, then tricks the Surfer into resurrecting him.

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** He does something similar at the end of the ''Atlantis Attacks'' crossover, when his new body is annihilated. This time he possesses a statue of himself and regains control of the Lemurian priesthood.



* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants.

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* NoSell: His unusual genetic structure makes him immune to Ghaur’s PeoplePuppet and MindControl powers over other Deviants. Portrayed inconsistently in some stories - Ghaur does manage to control him in ''Heroes for Hire'' - but it’s unclear if this is Ghaur’s natural power of the same mechanical mind control he’s used on Eternals.


* ExtraEyes: As Tzabaoth they keep both sets of eyes. And both mouths.
* EyeBeams: Tzabaoth can use these from all four eyes.

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* ExtraEyes: As the Tzabaoth angel they keep both sets of eyes. And both mouths.
* EyeBeams: The Tzabaoth angel can use these from all four eyes.



* NightAndDayDuo: ''Heroes for Hire'' portrays them that way, with Deb shining bright and Don wrapped in darkness after their powers manifest.



* SiblingFusion: They can combine forms to create a single entity, Tzabaoth the Dark Angel. Doing so also heals them.
* TooManyMouths: Tzabaoth’s duplicated features include both mouths.

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* SiblingFusion: They can combine forms to create a single entity, the Dark Angel (sometimes referred to as Tzabaoth). The exact form of the fused being varies considerably depending on the story - the Tzabaoth the Dark Angel. Doing so version is much less human than other portrayals. Merging in this way also heals them.
* TooManyMouths: Tzabaoth’s The Tzabaoth angel’s duplicated features include both mouths.


Thena is the daughter of Zuras and Cybele. Thena is also the niece of A'lars and cousin to Thanos and Eros Starfox. She is also the mother of Deborah and Donald Ritter, as well as Joey Eliot. Thena is the occasional lover of the Deviant Kro and once served as the Prime Eternal.

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Thena is effectively Eternal royalty, the daughter of Zuras and Cybele. Thena is Cybele and the granddaughter of Kronos (all of which also the niece of A'lars and makes her cousin to Thanos and Eros Starfox. Eros). She is also one of the few Eternals with children in modern times, mother of Deborah and Donald Ritter, as well as Joey Eliot. Thena is the occasional lover of the Deviant Kro (father of Deborah and Donald) and once served as the Prime Eternal.Eternal after Zuras’s death.



* BadassCape: Thena is usually seen with a red cape.

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* BadassBoast: In the ''Heroes for Hire'' series, Thena confronts the Omega-level mutant Exodus. When he says her physical power is impressive, but outmatched by his vast mental powers, Thena points out that she also has those. In abundance. And Exodus, who’s fought entire teams of X-Men and Avengers, backs down.
* BadassCape: Thena is usually often seen with a red cape.


* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of many of the Eternal in a brief and simple manner.

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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of many of the Eternal Eternals in a brief and simple manner.


* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of each Eternal in a brief and simple manner.

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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of each many of the Eternal in a brief and simple manner.


* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series uses this to sum up the characters of each Eternal in a brief and simple manner.



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* OutlivingTheOffspring: And Margo’s death at the hands of the Deviants fuels his FaceHeelTurn.

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* OutlivingTheOffspring: OutlivingOnesOffspring: And Margo’s death at the hands of the Deviants fuels his FaceHeelTurn.

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A human archaeologist whose investigations into ancient alien presences on earth lead him first to the Kree then, years later, to the Eternal city of Celestia.


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* OutlivingTheOffspring: And Margo’s death at the hands of the Deviants fuels his FaceHeelTurn.

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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Ajak as the believer.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Druig as the snake.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the righteous fist.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the arrow.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes them as the knife, commenting that their name serves as fair warning.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the lyre.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes Kingo as the smiling mask.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, simply describes Makkari as ‘fast’.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes him as the forge and the hammer.


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* IAmTheNoun: Played with. The 2021 series uses this approach for many Eternals. But when it reaches Sersi, the machine pauses for once... and then opts to describe her as “complicated”.


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* IAmTheNoun: The 2021 series, which uses this approach for many Eternals, describes her as the book and the blade.

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