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The Aspirants were some of the celestial beings the First Firmament (personification of the very first universe) created to appease his loneliness. They were industrious in their worship of him and sought his approval whenever they created life on their own.

Unlike their dark counterparts, the multicolored Celestials wanted their creations to evolve and for the universe to evolve with them, and thus know growth, change, and mortality. This divergence of ideas ushered in a Celestial War[2] for the dominion of all existence. As the war approached an end, the Aspirants created the Godkiller Armor to turn the tide of the battle and annihilate the Celestials. The Godkiller was later stripped of some of its components to provide key elements for the Aspirants' fleets, which entered a civil war. This internal conflict gave the Celestials time to recover and eventually crush the Aspirants.[4]

When the Celestials detonated their unimaginable weapons in the last conflagration, the First Firmament was shattered into pieces, forcing him to flee in terror to the farthest edges of being with the remaining Aspirants. Hundreds of new universes were born from the First Firmament's pure substance, forming a new, collective being who was the Second Cosmos and first Multiverse. As time passed, the Multiverse died time and time again only to be reborn evolved soon afterwards.

In the Seventh Cosmos,[2] three Aspirants caused epic genocide in Earth-200080 to fuel their immense sink-suits, needed to explore the Hypoverses.[1] Some time later, a group of Aspirants became bored with their universe[5] and started to consume universe after universe.[3] The Omega, a race the Celestials created to serve them,[2] managed to survive those Aspirants and searched out other universes, finding small pockets of resistance in the process. Using the Concordance Engines, the Omega built a world that could stand against the Aspirants: Earth.[5]

The Aspirants and Logos

Following the death and resurrection of Eternity and his change from Seventh Cosmos to Eighth, the First Firmament took advantage of his weakened state to bind him in chains and devour him. The First Firmament sent the Aspirants to damage the Multiverse and the Aspirants corrupted Lord Chaos and Master Order.[2] As a result of the corruption, Lord Chaos and Master Order killed the Living Tribunal and became Logos to impose their own multiversal law.[6] After Logos slaughtered the remaining Celestials,[7] Logos and the Aspirants converged in the Superflow. However, they were interrupted by Galactus the Lifebringer and the Eternity Watch. Witnessing the battle and realizing that the Aspirants have pieces of the First Firmament inside them, the Maker used the Aspirants to transform Eternity into a single universe, but this was to the First Firmament's plan as it made Eternity easier to digest.[8] This was reversed and the battle resumed. The Queen of Nevers, who saved the last Celestial from Logos' earlier slaughter, used it to restore the Celestial race and the Celestials destroyed the remaining Aspirants.[9]



Celestial Destructor


  • In the Aspirants' language, the word "aspirant" had a similar meaning to "tyrant."[4]

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