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Characters from the Ultimate Marvel universe, largely related to space.

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    Gah Lak Tus
Is it a bit cloudy? Fine. Because nothing may see Gah Lak Tus and survive.
A robot hive mind that roams the universe, destroying all worlds with intelligent life in its path. No world had survived it, ever. Until he got to planet Earth: it sustained 20% damage to its total mass, and that scared it so much that it escaped the hell outta here.
  • Adaptation Name Change: This is the ultimate version of Galactus, with a name that sounds a bit more alien, even if similar.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: It is a rogue superweapon of the Kree and its nanotechnology is what created the Machine Man.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: When Galactus (from the main 616 universe) encounters Gah Lak Tus, it immediately recognises it is completely outmatched.
  • The Dreaded: Nobody may see Gah Lak Tus and survive.
  • Fusion Dance: When it runs into 616 Galactus it decides to merge with him, increasing both his power and hunger.
    • It should be pointed out that the reason it chose to fuse with Galactus was because it recognised his power vastly exceeded its own.
  • Grey Goo: According to Vision it's capable of scaling down infinitely. It can become dust and particles just as capable of performing its actions as the giant drones.
  • Hive Mind: Gah Lak Tus is composed by hundreds of smaller robot units.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: Combined with Planet Eater.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The exact nature of Gah Lak Tus was concealed during the most part of the Ultimate Galactus Trilogy. Nowadays, it is common knowledge. The film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is based on this version of the character.
  • The Virus: Carries biological agents that either kill life or mutate it into hostile monsters to do its work for it.

    The Vision
A robot created in an alien world, with the single purpose of warning the worlds about the coming of Gah Lak Tus, the great destroyer. Her help allowed the heroes of Earth to drive Gah Lak Tus off, a feat that had never been done before.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Along with her universal language assimilation Vision was granted the ability to assume a familiar appearance to any race she encounters.
  • Aliens Speaking English: When Vision first landed in an alien world, the locals had been years trying to decipher the alien warning. By the time they did so, Gah Lak Tus was just three months away. They they completely rebuilt her, specifically adding all the available technologies so that she could translate her warning to any alien language (not just Earth's English) automatically.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: She's an alien robot, so that one is a given.
  • Captured Super-Entity: She crashed landed on Earth as the Tunguska Event, was too damaged to repair herself yet and captured by the Russian government, who grafted her technology onto test subjects in a super soldier program. This kept her from repairing herself for years until SHIELD liberated her.
  • Combat Stilettos: She has those, but it's not much of a problem because she was not designed to be a fighter.
  • The Determinator: Vision has been warning worlds about Gah Lak Tus since half a billion years. Nobody ever survived, but she continues all the same.
  • Flight: Can fly under her own power by drawing on ambient hydrogen atoms for fuel.
  • Gender Flip: In the mainstream comics, Vision is male. Here, she is female.
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: Vision goes planet after planet, warning them against the coming of Gah Lak Tus. so that they can prepare their defenses. It has always been useless, nobody ever survived, but she continues anyway.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: The Vision's power is to talk. But she talks in all the alien languages available, and in some cases mere words are weapons in themselves
  • Humans Are Special
    • First downplayed before the coming of Gah Lak Tus. Vision absorved the sum of all knowledge, advances and concepts ever developed by the human race. She praised that humans advanced in the last five decades more quickly than in all their previous history, but then pointed that it was not enough to stop Gah Lak Tus.
    • And then played straight when the human race becomes the first world ever to successfully resist the coming of Gah Lak Tus.
  • Insufficiently Advanced Alien: The world that first created the Vision. She was just like a Cold War era satellite. She got all her advanced tech from the world she ended up in.
  • Intangibility: One of the few traits of the original Vision that were retained. Here it's the technology mastered by the race that invented her and described as manipulating atomic interactions rather than density manipulation.
  • Nanomachines: Has picobot technology.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: She defeats Tarleton under the control of Gah Lak Tus by speaking in a language of neurotransmitters that chemically rewrites his brain back to normal.
  • The Unpronounceable
    • The first world where the Vision fell. "A world whose unpronounceable name takes the form of three prime numbers, a delicacy and a subtle glance between two strangers". Good luck trying to to picture that.
    • The first scientist to study the Vision had a name that "could best be described as the shape of a DNA strand multiplied by something that smelled like meat burning" (although maths do not work that way).
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Vision has a fluid programming, but this rule is fixed.
  • Watch the World Die: In half a billion years, Vision saw world after world dying, always incapable to stop Gah Lak Tus.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Because of the sheer diversity of lifeforms she's encountered, she's acquired languages that use gravity wells, rifts in spacetime and microwave lasers, all of which she weaponizes against Gah Lak Tus.
  • You Are Too Late: In the first world where the Vision landed. Alien scientists had been years trying to decipher the warning, made in a language from another alien world. When they finally did, they had just three months before the coming of Gah Lak Tus. No time for any resistance plan.

    Captain Mahr-Vell 

Pluskommander Geneheris HalaSon Mahr-Vell
Finally, a guy whose powers are not related to the Super Soldier program in any way!
An alien of the Kree Empire, Voidnaught Mahr-Vehl was assigned to undercover work on Earth, pretending to be Dr. Phillip Lawson, a slightly ditzy NASA scientist. During his time on Earth, Mahr became attached to humans, and decided they were worth protecting for Gah Lak Tus, eventually unveiling himself with his superior officer Yahn-Rgg unleashed a Killform on Cape Canaveral, and sided with SHIELD in fighting the World Destroyer.
  • Adapted Out: Mahr-Vell's connection to Rick Jones, his rivalry with his superior over Una, his possession of the Nega-Bands... none of those occur for this version.
  • Arm Cannon: His armour comes with a "Uniband Totalkannon", which while so small it doesn't even look like a weapon, packs a punch big enough to fry a killform at full power.
  • Back for the Dead: After being criminally underused throughout Ultimate Marvel's run, he returned in Hunger. Where he died.
  • Body Horror: The surgery required to make him look more human gets undone by Yahn-Rgg remotely. It's not at all pleasant for Mahr.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Usually made brief cameo appearances after Ultimate Secret, along with a supporting role in Ultimate Doom. But that was about it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Since his creator is Warren Ellis, he's incredibly snarky. Taken even further by Brian Bendis during Ultimate Enemy, to the extent that Wendell Vaughn notes it's seriously annoying. He admits it's because he's been watching a little too much TV, and thought that was how all humans communicated.
  • Genius Bruiser: Even by Kree standards, Mahr knows his stuff. In fact, as he tells Yahn-Rgg during their confrontation, he knows their ship better than Yahn does. And Yahn's the captain.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: He takes a fondness for us. And things like Krispy Kreme donuts and Lost. So he decides to try and prevent that whole "destroyed by Gah Lak Tus" thing.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Mahr-Vehl just loves all of human pop culture, to the point that he talks like characters from TV series, thinking that real people talk that way.
  • Nice Guy: One of the most morally upstanding and pleasant heroes in Ultimate Marvel, outside Spider-Man. It's actually a little jarring considering most of his other counterparts.
    Mahr Vell: I like it here. I like the culture. I even like you monkey people. I got myself onto the Asis project to speed it up. You deserve the stars. You deserve to live.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As Dr. Phillip Lawson, he pretends to be a slightly ditzy human scientist, who makes a comment about admiring "her" (meaning a NASA ship he designed) rather than Carol Danvers, who's standing in front of him. Plus, pretending to be a human means having to dumb down a little anyway.
  • Race Lift: Goes from being a pink-skinned Kree to blue.
  • Starfish Aliens: The Ultimate Kree look less human than their Earth-616 counterparts. Mahr had to undergo extensive surgery to even look remotely human
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Even after defecting, he remains in his Kree uniform. It helps that it looks like a superhero uniform.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Hawkeye for his part doesn't consider Mahr, or the Kree in general, to be people. Even after siding with Earth, they still don't trust the man, and when it looks like he's turned on them thanks to Reed Richards, Nick Fury drags him to a basement to interrogate him.

    Nova / Rick Jones 

A human teenager from Queens chosen by the Watchers to save humanity from a forecoming disaster, and given superpowers

  • Amazing Technicolour Population: When using his powers, Rick's skin turns golden-orange.
  • The Chosen One: By the Watchers, apparently for stopping Reed Richards.
  • Composite Character: His name's Rick Jones, he takes the name "Nova", and has the golden skin and hair of Adam Warlock.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He and Peter Parker were acquaintances. When he returns to Earth after a long absence, he's stunned to learn Peter was Spider-Man.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: The Watchers never gave him an instruction guide on how his powers actually worked, causing a few small scale accidents when his powers first activate.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to send one of the Serpent Squad flying with one hit.
  • Teleportation: One of his powers, though Iceman and Spider-Man dub it "jaunting".

    The Watchers of the Universe 
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: They were originally a race that resided in the N-Zone (or even the Negative Zone), who attempted to use their version of the infinity stones to avert a universal crisis. It backfired, splicing them across all layers of reality, a position they decided to exploit to avert other universal crises.
  • Bad Boss: Rick Jones is tired of roaming the empty void, so he teleports to Earth, to enjoy himself five minutes at some Burger King... and the Watchers started to tell him to go back to work immediately.
  • The Chooser of the One: They empowered Rick Jones to serve as their agent. And that's literally all they did. No forewarning, no advice, no guide on how to use his powers. They just dumped superpowers on a teenager from Queens.
  • Red Herring: The Watchers first show up in Ultimate Origins, one of the "Road to Ultimatum" comics, and give powers to Rick Jones to help with an upcoming crisis. But Ultimatum took place and Rick did not prevent it, help or even appear at all. What has happened? Simple: that they were talking about the next crisis.
  • Starfish Aliens: They appear as a signal pole-like thing, with a four-sided head serving as the "face".
  • The Watcher: They are the Ultimate version of the Trope Namer (the one the FF meet in Ultimate Origins is Ultimate Uatu).



  • All Your Powers Combined: He appeared in an alternate future where everyone on Earth had super-powers. The Skrull's suit gives him the abilities of every superhuman in the area, allowing him to easily defeat the heroes. In the end, the Skrulls eradicate everyone on Earth except for a non-powered Ben Grimm. Unfortunately for Super Skrull, zero superheroes means he has zero powers, and Ben Grimm beats him with his fists.


Thanos of Archeron
The founder and emperor of the Eternal Resurgence Empire who wants to restore the shattered-Cosmic Cube to bend all reality to his will.
  • Abusive Parent: To his three children. He physically abused Ronan to make him subservient, and removed all the skin from his daughter's arm, just for talking back. Hearing Atrea trail off describing his parenting style causes Ben to remark that he sounds like Reed's father.
  • Adaptation Species Change: He's not an Eternal.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To his daughter, Atrea.
  • Badass Boast:
    Thanos:I was old before your world was born, boy. I have bathed in the hearts of stars, and wandered in the mansions of the afterworld. My soul is a clenched fist, and Death has kissed it.
  • Expy: His similarities to Darkseid are leaned on in this adaptation. He has a tyrannical empire, lead by his children, against expies of the New Gods and Forever People.
  • God-Emperor: Is the ruler of the Endless Resurgence, a vast empire where he is worshiped for having jurisdiction over the souls of his people. Later when he acquires the Cosmic Cube, he seeks to become this to the rest of the universe.
  • Killed Off for Real: Reed defeats him using the Cosmic Cube, and he doesn't come back.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In this continuity he is the father of Ronan the Accuser.
  • Soul Power: Has power over souls, and may transfer the soul of someone into another body as a way to reward or punish. He has also shown the ability to project his own presence into the bodies of others, quickly burning them out in the process.
  • Stable Time Loop: Acquire a Cosmic Cube that dropped out of the sky, go on a campaign of galactic conquest, lose the cube. Meet someone capable of making another cube in the present, manipulate him into doing so, die by his hand, inventor then opens a rift in time to drop the present cube at your feet in the past.

    The Silver Searcher 

Norrin Radd/The Silver Searcher

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Here instead of being connected to Galactus he's connected to the Psycho Man.
  • Decomposite Character: He is based on the Silver Surfer from the main Marvel Universe being Norrin Radd from the planet Zenn-La. However previously Ultimate Extinction had already introduced Gah Lak Tus’s heralds as silvery beings also based on the Silver Surfer. Reed posits that Gah Lak Thus must have modeled its drones after an encounter with him.
  • Sizeshifter: When he first arrives in the solar system he's big enough to have his own gravity well and to rip up planet Jupiter just by passing by it. He shrinks down as he approaches Earth.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: Instead of the Power Cosmic being granted by a Cosmic Entity, it's all alien super science here.


Atrea, Daughter of Thanos

  • Curtains Match the Windows: Green hair and green eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can be very sarcastic. Or rather, she is sarcastic all the time.
    Atrea: (on seeing Thanos' devestation) My father doesn't do subtle.
    Reed: Your father???
    Atrea: You didn't notice? We've got the same nose.
  • Lack of Empathy: Thanos' parenting style didn't lend itself well to considering the thoughts and feelings of others. She kills her own pet just for growling at Ben, then shrugs it off because it was old and "boring".
  • Really 700 Years Old: Atrea is somewhere over a thousand years old, but looks no older than her mid-twenties.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Again, she's Thanos' daughter. Thanos, the large, lumpy, grey-skinned guy with a ridged chin. Atrea, meanwhile... looks like an ordinary human woman in her late teens / early twenties (albeit with green hair and one arm stripped to the bone).