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Synopsis for "To Save the Eternals!"

Maelstrom has captured the Uni-Mind in a beam intended to drain its raw mental energy for his own use, ultimately killing the Eternals. Having swiftly arrived by quinjet, the Vision attacks the villain, while the Scarlet Witch first frees, then disrupts the Uni-Mind. His ability to absorb kinetic energy, thus using his opponents' strength against them, enables Maelstrom to stand against the Avengers' combined might, but when the struggle begins to turn against him, he summons his ally, Deathurge, whose ebony spear passes through him, leaving him dead and cold. The immaterial Deathurge then easily escapes. In the wake of battle, most of the Eternals, acting on the Uni-Mind's decision, soon depart for space, while a comparative handful elect to remain on Earth.

Solicit Synopsis

Maelstrom has attacked the home of the Eternals to free the captive Deviants! If they get loose - watch out! It's the final battle - and you'll see Earth's mightiest heroes sweat! But while they're battling... the Eternals decide upon their ultimate destiny!

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  • One of the many deaths of Maelstrom. Within the same issue, he would be revived in a clonal body, but left in stasis.
  • The majority of Earth's Eternals form a Uni-Mind and decide to leave Earth to "find their destiny," taking the block made up of Deviants with them. Although Eternals: The Herod Factor #1 revealed that Ajak had returned to Earth, that story mistakenly implied that he had done so when the Uni-Mind had returned to Earth to defeat Ghaur in Eternals (Vol. 2) #12 - which is not what happened in that issue. As a result, the circumstances under which Ajak separated from the Uni-Mind and returned remain unrevealed. As for the other Eternals, in Eternals Volume 3 it was revealed that there had only ever been about 100 Eternals on Earth and in Eternals (Vol. 3) #7 a resurrected Zuras revealed that there were ninety Eternals who were still trapped in human form on Earth. It was not until Thor: The Deviants Saga #2 that it was revealed that Sprite's use of the Dreaming Celestial's power to rewrite reality and transform all Eternals into humans had also affected those Eternals who had been out in space, causing them to be reinstated on Earth so that they would also be trapped in human form alongside those Eternals who had never left.

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