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Quote1.png My name is Century.
For longer than I can remember, I have traveled through space and time, a mariner on the tides of light. My battlestaff, Parallax, navigates my course, calculating the vast distances and opening gates in the fabric of space for me to pass through.
I am a construct, an artificial being of manufactured flesh and blood, into which has been woven a hundred different Minds, providing me with a hundred times the experience, knowledge and skill of a single Individual. My emphatic link with Parallax keeps those jostling minds in ordered sequence.
My Name is Century.
Of that much alone, I'm certain. My long odyssey through space-time has eroded my memory and left me without a clue as to the nature of my past. I do not know where I come from or why I was made, or even the name of my people. I was cast upon this blue-green Earth, to live amongst the strange human race and learn their ways. I know not why.
Now a dark specter from my yesterdays has returned, and with it, the opportunity to leave my foster home Earth and journey out into the stars in search of my past. The voyage will not be comforting. Or without dangers...



The Hodomurians combined their greatest warriors into a single being, Century, hoping he could defeat Lore. Lore escaped the Hodomurians. Desperate, they gave Century the empowered weapon Parallax to track the villain, and he left. On the way, he entered a particularly powerful timestream and seemed to have been lost. Somehow Century was drawn to Earth.[1]

Force Works

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Amnesiatic and lost, Century's travels were used as a beacon by the Scatter, an omnivorous race of world-devouring parasites. His arrival on Earth alerted the Scatter to the planet, and their advance guard followed him there. Recognizing his responsibility, Century aligned himself with Force Works to oppose the Scatter's invasion of Earth, and joined the team in penance as his arrival was partially responsible for the death of their founding member, Wonder Man.[2]

During a conflict with the Mandarin, Century was separated from Parallax for the first time, and his composite mind began to deteriorate into separate personalities.[3]

He destroyed the team's Recorder after discovering it was corrupted by the Kree Starstealth.[4]

Century briefly left the team to search for his origins,[5] and upon his return found it in turmoil. He was unable to stop Immortus' forces from abducting Moonraker, and he also found the body of Amanda Chaney. He was able to protect Rachel Carpenter and defeat Cybermancer.[6]

When Force Works disbanded, Century returned to space looking for Lore. He bid the Scarlet Witch farewell, and acknowledged that he had fallen in love with her.[7]


He later joined Wonder Man's Revengers and successfully attacked the Avengers Mansion.[8] That same day he was captured by the Avengers and New Avengers' combined forces, easily defeated after Wonder Man's capture. While being interrogated he explained his participation by his desire to make amends, as he still felt that Wonder Man's death was partly his fault.[9]


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  • Teleportation: Using Parallax, Century is able to teleport himself and others.
    • Dimension travel
  • Detection: Century can use Parallax to gather information or for tracking and navigation.


His connection to Parallax and being a composite mind makes Century very resilient against mental attacks. He can sense where Parallax is and within certain limits can have it teleport back to him.


If separated from Parallax, Century's memories begin to deteriorate. His body can only last for approximately 100 years.



Parallax, a special halberd bonded to Century.


Teleportation using Parallax.


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