- Writers! Pfah!
Appearing in "Destiny Made Manifest"
- Avengers (Main story and flashback)
- Iron Man (Tony Stark) (Main story and flashback)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers)
- Giant-Man (Hank Pym) (Main story and flashback) (As Ant-Man in recap)
- Firestar (Angelica Jones)
- Justice (Vance Astro)
- Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
- Rick Jones (Main story and flashback)
- Beast (Hank McCoy) (Only in flashback)
- Temporal Avengers (Cameo)
- Centaurians (Only appearance) (Many die)
- Galactic Avenger Battalion Theta-4 (First appearance)
- Unnamed scientists
- Agent Beaulieu (First appearance)
- Thor Odinson (Recap)
- Masters of Evil (Recap)
- Lava Men (Recap)
- Space Phantom (Recap)
- A Kree (Recap)
- A Skrull (Recap)
- Blazing Skull (Mark Todd) (Illusion) (Recap)
- Vision (Aarkus) (Illusion) (Recap)
- Fin (Peter Noble) (Illusion) (Recap)
- Angel (Thomas Halloway) (Illusion) (Recap)
- Patriot (Jeff Mace) (Illusion) (Recap)
- Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) (Referenced)
- Rom (Referenced)
- Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Recap)
- Legacy Virus (Mentioned)
- The Thing (Ben Grimm) (On-screen)
- Two-Gun Kid (Matthew Hawk) (On-screen)
- Rawhide Kid (Johnny Clay) (On-screen)
- Black Panther (T'Challa) (First appearance) (On-screen)
- Thundra (First appearance) (On-screen)
- Death's Head (Minion) (On-screen)
- Human Torch (Jim Hammond) (On-screen)
- 3-D Man (Charles Chandler) (On-screen)
- A Skrull Agent (On-screen)
- Tomorrow Man (Artur Zarrko) (On-screen)
- Tomorros Man's Servitor (On-screen)
- Dire Wraith (Corpse)
- Timestream (Mentioned)
- Earth-9930 (First appearance) (On-screen)
- Iron Man Armor Model 16
- Captain America's Uniform
- Energy Shield
- Avengers Identicard
- Mandroid Armor MK I
- Ant-Man's Helmet (Recap)
- Ant-Man's Suit (Recap)
- Iron Man Armor Model 1 (Recap)
- Kang's Trans-Temporal Arsenal
- Wasp's Suit (Cameo)
- Nega-Bands (Cameo)
- Hawkeye's Bow & Trick Arrows (Cameo)
- Yellowjacket's Suit (Cameo)
- Captain America's Shield
Synopsis for "Destiny Made Manifest"
Opening on the distant planet, Beta Centauri IV in the 26th Century of Earth-9812, a dozen Centaurian rebels furtively haul crates of armaments through back alleys. Preparing to strike a spaceport, they are suddenly frozen in time and space. As the phenomena unfold planet-wide, multiple spaceships resembling Avenger Quinjets descend upon and destroy the cities.
Deploying from the ships are squadrons of specialized soldiers based on Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Ant-Man respectively, enacting a full-scale ground assault against the immobilized populace. The survivors awaken and encounter Jonz Rickard, commander of "Galactic Avenger Battalion Theta-4". As well as the might of his troops, Rickard wields a mysterious force to break the unsuspecting masses. Not far away, three robed alien figures stand in disapproval...
Back in the present, another Quinjet arrives at a new research facility amidst the ruins of Blue City on the Blue Area of the Moon. Recently the scene of an Avengers' incident involving zealous alien militants, the team utilizes its clearance to bypass the S.H.I.E.L.D. and Starcore staff to gain an audience with the building's resident "prisoner", the Kree Supreme Intelligence.
Given the extraterrestrial super-computer's familiarity with the energies permeating their suddenly-afflicted brother-in-arms, Rick Jones, the Avengers interrogate and uneasily concede to leave Rick under its watch for further study. As the heroes exit, the Intelligence has a brief yet ominous dialogue with a cryptic robed figure, skulking in the chamber's shadows.
In Limbo, Immortus solemnly looks upon this unfolding scenario. Gesturing, he freezes time and space on the Moon, dispatching his giant henchman, Tempus, to execute Rick Jones in the space between moments. As the creature begins drawing the life from Jones's body, another force expectantly negates Immortus's doing, creating a localized pocket of restored free-flowing time.
Rick's surprise protector stands revealed as Kang The Conqueror. Outraged by this interference, a heated exchange occurs between Kang and the projected form of Immortus wherein the Conqueror also destroys the time lord's massive lackey. However, Tempus being created from the very stuff of Limbo itself, only serves as a greater portal for Immortus's "Army of the Ages", spilling forth in countless hordes from his shattered remains. Arming himself, Kang wages a single-handed defense.
Nearby, Rick stirs to consciousness as the Intelligence and its shrouded ally realize a prophetically crucial moment is upon them. With that, the robed figure traverses the battlefield, laying hands upon Jones, unleashing seven bolts of strange yet somewhat familiar energy from him. Coalescing, these anomalies appear to be the forms of seven very confused Avengers...
- Contrary to what is stated in this issue, the homeworld of all the Centaurians who have appeared in previous stories has been Centauri-IV in the Alpha Centauri Star System. No official explanation for why the Centaurian homeworld is called Beta Centauri IV in this story has yet been provided.
- Rick Jones appeared last in Incredible Hulk #470, succumbing to a "mysterious illness" and taken under the Avengers' care.
- Giant-Man appears as part of the Avengers group that brings Rick Jones's comatose body to the Supreme Intelligence at the beginning of the story (post-Avengers Vol 3 #9). He appears again with Wasp as at the end of the issue as part of Rick's time-lost Avenger team circa Avengers Volume 3 #12.
- Yellowjacket was taken from just prior to his marriage to the Wasp in Avengers #60.
- Captain America was taken from the events that occurred in Captain America #175.
- Hawkeye was taken from events that were later recounted in a flashback in Avengers #99, chronologically falling between his last appearance as Goliath in Avengers #97 and reappearance as Hawkeye in Avengers #98.
- Captain Marvel and Songbird are alternate future counterparts from Earth-98120.
- Kree-Skrull War
- "Celestial Madonna Saga": Avengers #129 to Avengers #135 and Giant-Size Avengers #2 to Giant-Size Avengers #4
- Operation Galactic Storm
- Live Kree or Die!
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