Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān (Arabic; جابر بن حيان) or Jabir ibn Hayyan was an 8th century intellectual serving with the Umayyad Caliphate. He was known as the author of the "Jabirian Corpus" which covered a range of topics, including alchemy, cosmology, numerology, astrology, medicine, magic, mysticism and philosophy. He became leader of the Brotherhood of the Shield taking the title of the "The Second Man" (Arabic; الرجل الثاني).
In 750 A.D. Baghdad, Jābir ibn Hayyān, then-leader of the Brotherhood of the Shield, conceived of a way to keep the world from ever ending. He built a machine that would take the sum total of the hopes, dreams, inspirations and desires of a thousand men a give it to a single man. This man could then recreate the world whenever it was threatened. The machine, however, drained the men of their lifeforces and the machine failed.
Without a thousand of the Brotherhood of the Shield around to shape the world, Man fell into an age of darkness. Galileo later refined the machine in 1582 with the help of the Forever Man and used it to defeat Galactus.
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