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Celestial Gardeners were Celestials tasked with the mission of planting life on new worlds by using Life Seeds and growing new Apocalypse servants to shepherd their evolution by using Death Seeds.[1]

Dark Angel Saga[]

In Earth-295, Apocalypse had summoned and felled a Gardener though unrevealed methods and then harvested it for its Life Seed. Later, when the X-Force of Earth-616 needed a Life Seed to counteract the Death Seed of Archangel, Dark Beast sent them to Earth-295 to retrieve the Life Seed but it was destroyed. The X-Men went to the fallen Gardener to retrieve a second Life Seed from it.[2]

Apocalypse Twins[]

In Earth-616, the Celestial Gardener responsible for Earth was summoned from the far side of the universe to the Starcore Station by En Sabah Nur's son, Genocide, when he felt ready to succeed his deceased father as the new evolutionary caretaker of Earth. Finding Genocide worthy after reading his very soul, the Celestial was about to empower him with a Death Seed when the Apocalypse Twins appeared. Initially curious, the Celestial's feelings towards the twin mutants shifted into sadness when Uriel used the enchanted axe Jarnbjorn to cleave wide its unbreakable hull, but only because its death would bring severe consequences to the life it had tended for so long.[3] Its corpse was later taken to the Akkaba Nebula, where Eimin pried Death and Life Seeds from its chest to use in the creation of the Horsemen of Death.[1] The Apocalypse Twins blamed the death of the Gardener on Earth so that the other Celestials, specifically Exitar, would come and destroy it.[4]



Celestial Gardeners carry Death and Life Seeds with themselves. They create new Death and Life Seeds every few thousand years.[5]


  • The image used in this article is an example of a Celestial Gardener, but Celestial Gardeners do not have to look like this.[6]
    • The example Gardener resembles Arishem.

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