Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy from Hercules, Prince of Power Full Circle Vol 1 1 001.jpg
Official Name
Andromeda Galaxy
Aliases
M31, NGC 224, UGC 454, PGC 2557, 2C 56 (Core), LEDA 2557
Location Details
Reality
Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy
Creators and Appearances

History

The Andromeda Galaxy is home to a great number of alien species, foremost among them the Skrulls who are usually the dominant force of their galaxy. It is a galaxy with millions of inhabited worlds. The Skrulls have dominated the galaxy for tens of millions of years, though their dominance has fluctuated as their empire has gone through cycles of expansion, decline, and resurgence, making it the home of the oldest continuous interstellar and intergalactic empire in the cosmos.[1][2][3]

At least once in the history of the galaxy it has been ruled by non-Skrulls, the Morani led by the warlord Wrogg.[4] The first Cosmic Cube in the prime reality was created in that galaxy by the Skrulls, which ended disastrously when it became sentient destroying half of their empire thousands of years ago.[5] Recently millions of populated worlds were slaughtered by the Annihilation Wave.[6][7]

The galaxy was one of those attacked by the Builders during the Builders' War. Forcing the Skrull warlords to finally unite, with Kl'rt as their leader they joined the Galactic Council.[8] Eventually the galaxy was liberated from the Builders who were defeated by the combined forces of the Galactic Council and the Avengers.[9] In the aftermath the Skrull empire was reestablished under Emperor Kl'rt.[10]

The dark god Knull created an army of living darkness billions of years ago in the Andromeda galaxy. It established a dark empire, conquering worlds and consuming their civilizations. In the 6th century, after being defeated by Thor he lost control of his army, and was eventually imprisoned by symbiotes which had rebelled. Those symbiotes went on to establish an intergalactic peacekeeping force, the Agents of the Cosmos.[11][12][13] Symbiotes who were corrupted were exiled and would end up establishing their own loosely-organized interstellar empire, the Symbiote Imperium.[14][15]

A million years ago the Xandarian civilization built a sentient super computer, the Worldmind which has been collecting the brains of Xandarians ever since.[16] It also served as the custodian of the Nova Force, a nearly limitless energy force that was harnessed by the Xandarians. After the destruction of Xandar in the late 20th century, it's militia the Nova Corps transformed into a galactic wide peacekeeping force.[17]

The Nova Corps were nearly annihilated in the first two hours of the Annihilation war, with only Richard Rider surviving.[6]. They were later reestablished by the Worldmind, and participated in several conflicts.[18][19] It temporarily disbanded upon the temporary loss of the Nova Force, but has recently been reestablished.[20][21][22][23][24]

Unlike the other major galaxies within the Local Group (e.g. the Milky Way), neither the Phalanx or the Brood appear to have made any conquests yet in that galaxy.

Points of Interest

Points of Interest in the Andromeda Galaxy
Star system Planet Species Estimated population Type of government Level of technology
Aceta[25] Krylor[25]
Krylor from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 269 001.png
Krylorians[25]
Krylorians from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 6 0001.jpg
4.1 billion[25] Democratic republics[25] Extremely high, advanced psionic interstellar ships; advanced molecular-scale manipulation, transmutation and robotics[25]
Arago[26] Arago-7[26]
Arago-7 from Silver Surfer Vol 3 32 0001.jpg
Pheragots[26]
Pheragots from Hercules Vol 1 1 001.png
4.5 billion[26] Planetwide democracy[26] Interstellar ships with warp drive[26]
Bawa Kawa[27] Kawa (destroyed)[27] Kawa[27]
Kawa.jpg
58 (in starships)[27] Theocracy[27] Intermediate-level starships[27]
Bek[28] Yirb[28] Yirbek[28]
Yirbek from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 0001.jpg
4.3 billion[28] Military dictatorship under overall of Skrull Empire[28] High, superior to Earthling's[29] but lesser than Skrulls, including warp-drive starships and weaponry capable of destroying planets[28] with nuclear power.[29]
Filipima[29] Wobb-Lar[29]
Wobb-Lar from FF Vol 1 20 0001.jpg
Wobbs[29]
Wobbs from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 0001.jpg
409 million[29] Psychocracy[29] Inferior to Earth[29]
Gabansa[30] / Yalnot[27][31] Wilamean[30][27]
Wilamean from Hercules Vol 1 2 0001.jpg
Gegku[27]
Igwanus.jpg
35 million[30] Feudal.[29] The Gegku have great power and influence, but don't control the planet.[30] Comparable to Earth.[30]
Wilameanis[27]
Wilameanis from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 001.jpg
4.8 billion[27] Democratic republics.[29] The Wilameanis control the planet.[30] Superior to Earth.[29]
Gwydion System[32] Gigantus[33]
Gigantus (Planet) from Fantastic Four Vol 1 115.jpg
Gigantians (Eternals of Gigantus)[34]
Gigantians from Fantastic Four Vol 1 115.jpg
A billion of billion[35] or a quintillion[36] TBA TBA
Huz'deyr[28] Z'nox[28]
Z'nox (planet) from X-Men Vol 1 65 0001.jpg
Z'nox[28]
Z'Nox from All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol 1 12 001.jpg
4.6 billion[28] Planetwide military dictatorship[28] Very high, warp-drive starships, force fields, vasty powerful weaponry; can shift their planet through hyperspace from a location to another[28]
Janoth[37] Gunava[37]
Gunava from Tales of Suspense Vol 1 55 001.png
Guna[37]
Guna from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 4 001.jpg
5 million[37] Planetwide technocratic dictatorship[37]Vol 1 #4]]</ref> Advanced interstellar ships; vast solar energy converters[37]
Jark[26] Moran[26] Morani[26]
Morani from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 001.jpg
3.8 billion[26] Planetwide military dictatorship[26] Advanced high-power weaponry, warp-drive starships[26]
Kallu-Kan[29] Kallu[29]
Kallu from Avengers Vol 1 14 0001.jpg
Kallusians[29]
Kallusians (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 1 14 001.png
11000[29] Democratic republics[29] Advanced interstellar ships with warp drive, teleportation, powerful weaponry[29]
Lemivell[26] Mobius[26] Mobians[26]
Mobians (Earth-616) 1.jpg
15 million[26] Republics dominated by major trading companies, mostly those dealing in hunting of space-dwelling beasts for commercial use[26] Advanced starships with warp drive and photon engines. Gravitic control. Sophisticated weaponry[26]
Maklu[25] Kakaranthara[38] (Maklu-IV)[25]
Kakaranthara from Tales of Suspense Vol 1 62 0001.jpg
Makluans[25]
Makluans from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 6 0001.jpg
2.8 billion[25] Worlwide democracy[25] Extraordinarily high. Advanced interstellar ships. Warp drive. Development of virtually limitless energy sources. Psionic technology[25]
Myunimo[29] Eomuma[29] Nymenians[29]
Nymenians from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 001.jpg
56 million[29] Tribal clans[29] Moderate, faster than light travel[29]
Omacron System (Earth designation: Herculis)[39]
Omacron system H3.jpg
Ciegrim-7 "the Distiller's Planet"[39]
Ciegrim 7 from Hercules Vol 1 4 0001.jpg
Ciegrimites[39]
Ciegrimites from Hercules Twilight of a God Vol 1 1 001.jpg
4.7 billion[39] Laissez-faire democracy[39] Incredibly advanced in distillation; they purchase ships from other planets[39]
Psori[30] Ryas[30]
Ryas from Silver Surfer Vol 3 32 0001.jpg
Druffs[30]
Druffs from Silver Surfer Vol 3 32 001.jpg
Uncountable[29] due to rapid procreation[30] None[30] None[30]
Quolan[40] Queeg[40] Queega[40]
Queega from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 8 001.jpg
4.1 billion[40] Totalitarian[29] rule by sole political party[40] Interstellar ships with warp drive,[29] teleportation, sight-stealing ray[40]
Subdivision 42913[41] Majesdane[41] (destroyed)[42]
Majesdane from Runaways Vol 2 23 001.jpg
Majesdanians[38]
Karolina Dean (Earth-616).jpg
TBA, planet destroyed TBA TBA
Tacuspar[43] Tekton[43] Tektons[43]
Tektons from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 10 001.jpg
3.4 billion[43][44] Tribes[43] Primitive[43]
Tarnax System[38] Tarnax II[38]
Tarnax II from Doctor Strange Vol 5 3 001.jpg
Skrulls[38]
Deviant Skrull from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol 1 30.png
Deviant Skrulls from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 12 001.jpg
Skrull population TBA[38] Skrull Empire[38] Very advanced[38]
Tarnax IV[38]
Tarnax IV from Road to Empyre The Kree Skrull War Vol 1 1 002.jpg
Tarnax VII[38]
Tarnax VII from Secret Invasion Runaways Young Avengers Vol 1 2 0001.jpg
Tarnax X[38]
Tarnax X from New Avengers Vol 1 40.jpg
War-Moon[38]
War-Moon from X-Men Vol 2 89.png
Tranta[27]
Tranta (System) from Annihilation Prologue Vol 1 1 001.png
Xandar[27]
Xandar from Nova Annual Vol 2 1 001.jpg
Xandarians[27]
Adora (Earth-616) from New Warriors Vol 1 41 0001.jpg
Tumbla[29] Mand[29] Mandos[29]
Mandos from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 15 001.jpg
569 million[29] unknown[29] Inferior to Earth[29]
unknown Eyung[33] (destroyed)[34]
Eyung from Fantastic Four Vol 1 115.jpg
Eternals of Eyung[45]
Eternals of Eyung from Fantastic Four Vol 1 115.jpg
No survivors TBA TBA
unknown Godthab Omega[46]
Godthab Omega from Annihilation Ronan Vol 1 1 0001.jpg
A few indigenous lifeforms and 493 immigrated species.[46] TBA Controlled by the Graces[46] TBA
unknown Luphom (destroyed)[47] Luphomoids[38]
Zorr (Luphomoid) (Earth-616) from Nova Vol 1 1 0001.jpg
TBA (Zero if destroyed?) TBA TBA (Apparently they had starships)
unknown[29] unknown[29] Herms[29]
Herms 1.jpg
unknown[29] Nomadic tribes[29] Minimal[29]

Other planets:

Other astronomical bodies:

  • Moon, formerly orbitting Andromeda 9 (which is destroyed)

Locations in other realities:

Others:

Residents

Notes

Trivia

The Andromeda Galaxy has a diameter of 220,000 light years which would make it the largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies (the Milky Way Galaxy having a diameter of 150,000 to 200,000 light years). It has an estimated trillion stars within the galaxy, which is approximately twice as many stars as in the Milky Way Galaxy.[1][2] Which would likewise make the Andromeda galaxy in the Marvel reality, the largest and most populous galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies (which include the Milky Way Galaxy and the Kree Galaxy).

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Fantastic Four Annual #19
  2. Avengers #133
  3. Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files #1
  4. Tales of Suspense #58
  5. Captain America Annual #7
  6. 6.0 6.1 Annihilation: Prologue #1
  7. Annihilation: Nova #4
  8. Avengers Vol 5 #18
  9. Infinity #5
  10. Infinity #6
  11. 11.0 11.1 Venom Vol 4 #4
  12. Venom #158
  13. Venom: Space Knight #10
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 #23
  15. Venom: Space Knight #8
  16. Fantastic Four #205-206
  17. Nova Vol 6 #10-11
  18. Nova Vol 4 #19-23
  19. Nova Vol 4 #24-28
  20. Thanos Imperative #6
  21. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 #20
  22. Point One #1
  23. Free Comic Book Day Vol 2017 #All-New Guardians of the Galaxy
  24. Deadpool Vol 6 #30
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #6
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #7
  27. 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #5
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #12
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35 29.36 29.37 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #15
  30. 30.00 30.01 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.05 30.06 30.07 30.08 30.09 30.10 30.11 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #3
  31. The star system including Wilamean is called Gabansaa in the entries about Gegku in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #3 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #15; but Yalnot in the entries about the Wilameanis in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #5 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #15.
  32. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #10 (Strangers's entry)
  33. 33.0 33.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #8 (Over-mind's entry)
  34. 34.0 34.1 Fantastic Four #115
  35. Fantastic Four #116
  36. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #11; Stranger's entry
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #4
  38. 38.00 38.01 38.02 38.03 38.04 38.05 38.06 38.07 38.08 38.09 38.10 38.11 38.12 TBA
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #2
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #8
  41. 41.0 41.1 Runaways Vol 2 #16
  42. Runaways Vol 2 #17
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #10
  44. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 #10 originally stated that the population of Tektons in Tacuspar was 3.9 billion. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #15 later corrected this figure, lowering it to only 3.4 billion.
  45. Quasar #15
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Annihiliation: Ronan #1-[[#4
  47. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z #7, entry TBA (Nebula? Doesn't seem to have this information)
  48. Ch'od's entry in X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook claims that the Varanus system is in "M-31/Andromeda galaxy". M-31 is another name for the Shi'ar Galaxy, which is different to the Andromeda Galaxy. This is either an inconsistency yet to be corrected, or the Varanus system is somehow in both galaxies.
  49. Spider-Man Unlimited (video game)
  50. King in Black Handbook #1
  51. Guardians of the Galaxy (film)
  52. Hercules #1
  53. Marvel Team-Up #137
  54. Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy #1
  55. Fantastic Four #204
  56. 56.0 56.1 Fantastic Four #115
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