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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Mostly played straight with the Eternals being beautiful and good while the Deviants are mostly ugly and evil. Inverted with the Reject and Karkas; Thena's sympathies are initially with the former because he's a fairly handsome guy, but he's also a violet killer, while the monstrous Karkas is well-spoken and just wants to be loved.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Mostly played straight with the Eternals being beautiful and good while the Deviants are mostly ugly and evil. Inverted with the Reject and Karkas; Thena's sympathies are initially with the former because he's a fairly handsome guy, but he's also a violet violent killer, while the monstrous Karkas is well-spoken and just wants to be loved.


In 2021, a [[ComicBook/Eternals2021 new series]] began, written by Creator/KieronGillen, with art by [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Esad Ribic]]. It serves as a {{soft reboot}} to the characters, reintroducing them and the concepts behind them as the story moves forward.



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* BackFromTheDead:
** The book follows the Eternals' previous appearance in Creator/JasonAaron's ''Avengers'', in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.
** HesBack: After his apparent death in Creator/DonnyCates' ''ComicBook/{{Guardians of the Galaxy|2019}}'', [[spoiler:Thanos reappears at the ruins of Titanos, ready to fight Ikaris]].
* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns after being killed by Zuras during the Gaiman run, now taking the appearance of a young girl, but with no memory of her previous self's actions.
* {{Reincarnation}}: The series begins with the reincarnations of dead Eternals, some of which in new bodies unlike their previous ones. [[GenderFlip Sprite comes back as a young girl, while Makkari comes back as a woman]] with [[RaceLift dark skin]]. (These new depictions, of course, are in line with the actors who portray them in the ''Eternals'' film.)
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[[folder:The Kieron Gillen series]]
* BackFromTheDead:
** The book follows the Eternals' previous appearance in Creator/JasonAaron's ''Avengers'', in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.
** HesBack: After his apparent death in Creator/DonnyCates' ''ComicBook/{{Guardians of the Galaxy|2019}}'', [[spoiler:Thanos reappears at the ruins of Titanos, ready to fight Ikaris]].
* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns after being killed by Zuras during the Gaiman run, now taking the appearance of a young girl, but with no memory of her previous self's actions.
* {{Reincarnation}}: The series begins with the reincarnations of dead Eternals, some of which in new bodies unlike their previous ones. [[GenderFlip Sprite comes back as a young girl, while Makkari comes back as a woman]] with [[RaceLift dark skin]]. (These new depictions, of course, are in line with the actors who portray them in the ''Eternals'' film.)
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* BackFromTheDead: The book follows the Eternals' appearance in Creator/JasonAaron's Avengers, in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.
** HesBack: After his seeming death during ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2019'' [[spoiler:Thanos reappears at the ruins of Titanos, ready to fight Ikaris]].
* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns and now has a female body and has no memory of her previous self's actions
* {{Reincarnation}}: A number of Eternals reincarnate in whole new bodies unlike the ones they always had. In some cases they even have different gender.

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The book follows the Eternals' previous appearance in Creator/JasonAaron's Avengers, ''Avengers'', in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.
** HesBack: After his seeming apparent death during ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2019'' in Creator/DonnyCates' ''ComicBook/{{Guardians of the Galaxy|2019}}'', [[spoiler:Thanos reappears at the ruins of Titanos, ready to fight Ikaris]].
* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns and after being killed by Zuras during the Gaiman run, now has taking the appearance of a female body and has young girl, but with no memory of her previous self's actions
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* {{Reincarnation}}: A number The series begins with the reincarnations of Eternals reincarnate dead Eternals, some of which in whole new bodies unlike their previous ones. [[GenderFlip Sprite comes back as a young girl, while Makkari comes back as a woman]] with [[RaceLift dark skin]]. (These new depictions, of course, are in line with the ones they always had. In some cases they even have different gender.actors who portray them in the ''Eternals'' film.)


* BackFromTheDead: The book follows the Eternals' appearance in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.

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* BackFromTheDead: The book follows the Eternals' appearance in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', Creator/JasonAaron's Avengers, in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.


* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns and is now has a female body and has no memory of her previous self's actions

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* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns and is now has a female body and has no memory of her previous self's actions

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** HesBack: After his seeming death during ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2019'' [[spoiler:Thanos reappears at the ruins of Titanos, ready to fight Ikaris]].


* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns, having spent his time locked away in the Isolation since his rebirth as further punishment for his actions in the Neil Gaiman miniseries.
* {{Reincarnation}}: A number of Eternals reincarnate in whole new bodies unlike the ones they always had.

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* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns, having spent his time locked away in the Isolation since his rebirth as further punishment for his actions in the Neil Gaiman miniseries.
returns and is now has a female body and has no memory of her previous self's actions
* {{Reincarnation}}: A number of Eternals reincarnate in whole new bodies unlike the ones they always had. In some cases they even have different gender.


A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on February 12, 2021, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2022.[[/note]]

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A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on February 12, November 5, 2021, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2022.[[/note]]

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* FusionDance: A group of Eternals can join together into a "Uni-Mind," a gestalt entity that looks like a giant floating brain and has enormous psychic powers.

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* BackFromTheDead: The book follows the Eternals' appearance in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', in which they killed themselves after discovering the terrible truth regarding their purpose.
* TheBusCameBack: Sprite returns, having spent his time locked away in the Isolation since his rebirth as further punishment for his actions in the Neil Gaiman miniseries.
* {{Reincarnation}}: A number of Eternals reincarnate in whole new bodies unlike the ones they always had.


''The Eternals'' was a Marvel comic book series originally created by Creator/JackKirby. Premiering in 1976, it was the story of the '''Eternals''', a race of nigh-immortal humanoids created by the giant Celestials to defend humanity against the monstrous Deviants. The original series ran for 19 issues (and one annual) before being cancelled with several of its plotlines unresolved.

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''The Eternals'' was a Marvel comic book series originally created by Creator/JackKirby. Premiering in 1976, it was the story of the '''Eternals''', a race of nigh-immortal humanoids created by the giant Celestials [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Celestials]] to defend humanity against the monstrous Deviants. The original series ran for 19 issues (and one annual) before being cancelled with several of its plotlines unresolved.

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** The Forgotten One is apparently also the actual Gilgamesh.


A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on November 6, 2020, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2022.[[/note]]

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A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on November 6, 2020, February 12, 2021, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2022.[[/note]]


A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on November 6, 2020, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2021.[[/note]]

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A film centered around the Eternals will be released as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse on November 6, 2020, directed by Chloé Zhao (''Film/TheRider''). The film boasts an impressive AllStarCast, which includes ''Series/GameOfThrones'' alumni Creator/RichardMadden and Creator/KitHarington, Hollywood legends Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/SalmaHayek, and rising stars Creator/KumailNanjiani and Creator/GemmaChan. In addition, the film will mark the debut of the first deaf MCU superhero, played by ''Series/TheWalkingDead'''s Lauren Ridloff, as well as an LGBTQ character--Phastos, portrayed by Creator/BrianTyreeHenry--making him the first explicitly queer lead of an MCU film. [[note]]ComicBook/{{Valkyrie|Marvel Comics}} has been stated to be queer by actress Creator/TessaThompson and director Creator/TaikaWaititi, but it won't be addressed in canon until ''Thor: Love and Thunder'' in 2021.2022.[[/note]]

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