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The Builder Armada was a vast and incredibly powerful force of the Builders. It consisted of several fleets, of which the main fleet had over 22,000 warships, including 17,000 light cruisers, 3,000 carriers, 2,000 heavy cruisers, 300 worldships, and 12 World Killers.[3] The main troops were the Alephs, ruthless robots that exterminated life, and the Ex Nihilii, who (unwillingly) poisoned entire worlds.[4][5]

The overall purpose of the Builders was to destroy the Earth, as Earth was the incursion point, and the Builders wished to stop the incursions.[6][7] However, they also attacked every planet on their way to Earth in a grand Builder War.[8]

History

Infinity[]

When the effects of the incursions ravaged the Superflow, the Buliders vowed to destroy every Earth in the Multiverse, for the incursions could be stopped by destroying Earths.[7] While their main goal was to save the universe from the incursions, they also saw this as an opportunity to cleanse the universe along the way.[9]

No longer able to use the Superflow to travel directly to Earth, the Builders' forces had to move linearly through space to reach their destination.[10] The Builders' armada was cutting a path of destruction through known space, heading toward Earth. The planet of Galador was destroyed by one of their World Killers.[8] The Galactic Council attempted to set a trap for the Builders' fleet at the Corridor, site of a battle in a previous Kree-Shi'ar conflict. Which was named for being a "corridor" between a black hole and the asteroid remains of two shattered planets.[1]

World Killer from Infinity Vol 1 1 001

Builders' World Killer about to destroy Galador

Led by Gladiator, the Council Armada mined the asteroids and waited for the Builders' Armada. Upon its arrival they attacked and destroyed a number of Builder ships, at which point the Builders sprung their own trap. The Builders' fleet decloaked and within a minute destroyed a third of the Council fleet.[11] They pursued the retreating Council fleet to the agricultural world of Whaan Prime, where they encountered ferocious resistance from the Council fleet. In a demonstration of their power, an Ex Nihilii was sent to the planet where it committed suicide, ending life on it with a plague.[1]

The Council armada successfully attacked the Builders' fleet over Builder-occupied Hala. Super powered teams seized control of two of the World Killers and turned it on the other world killers, destroying eight of them and turning the tide of the war.[2] Feigning surrender, Thor killed a Builder in front of the universe, inspiring occupied worlds to rebel.[12] After the Ex Nihilii had left the Builders to restore the "Great Mother" Captain Universe, who then forced the Builders themselves to retreat Earth-616,[13] the leftover Alephs were finished off by the Galactic Council, thus ending the Builder War.[14]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Directed energy weapons (beam type), Alephs

Transportation

World Killers, various types of interstellar warp-capable warships (with force fields and cloaking technology), sentient ships

See Also

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References

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