The Eternals took control of the planet, enslaving or slaughtering their cousin races.
A society of science and technology, the Eternals mastered aging and natural death, and were consequently gifted with endless life. To prevent overpopulation, the governments sanctioned interstellar warfare and conquest, in order to cull their own population.
Undefeated, the Eternals were exposed to the spoils of victory, and also grew bored. They eventually turned their attention to gladiator games where they pitted their own warriors against beasts and slaves from the worlds they conquered. Their greatest champion was the mighty warrior known as Grom, "Champion of Champions".
War on Gigantus
Soon after Grom's coronation, the Eternals destroyed another inhabited planet, and became aware of its neighboring Gigantus, the pacific and life-lovers Gigantians who had remained hidden in fear, and sought to invade it.
The war lasted for centuries. First rampaging on the Gigantians, the Eternals were soon repelled, Gigantus proving far too massive (several hundred times the size of Eyung) and its population too dense to conquer and progressively more efficient for warfare. Unable to sustain the cost of war and fearing the time the tide would turn, they retreated while bombing the planet with reaction bombs, intending to annihilate it.
In retaliation, the Gigantians assembled an armada to chase the Eternals, while their own planet was destroyed. The Gigantans attacked Eyung, putting the Eternals under attack for the first time of their history, and using reaction bombs as well. Overconfident and unprepared, the Eternals' defenses fell.
With their planet on the brink of destruction, the Eternals had the minds of their entire population transferred into the body of Grom, by entering "synthesizing chambers" scattered on the planet. Once all Eternals were converted, save for the scientists, they then sent him into space in a state of suspended animation in order to avenge the destruction of his people by taking over the universe.
Centuries later during the modern age, the Over-Mind was revived and began trying to accomplish the last request of his peoples, opposed by the Stranger who posed as the merger of all Gigantians (the truth remains controversial).
Powers and Abilities
The Eternals were allegedly gifted with fantastic fighting skills and mastering of science and technology.
- Galactic travel.
- They had mastered aging and natural death.
- They were able to develop technology to transfer multiple minds into a single body.
- Heavy weaponry, including Reaction Bombs (nuclear warheads/ antimatter bombs), weapons able to destroy planets.
- This race was initially referred as "Eternals", without any connection with the Eternals of Earth.
- That homonymy was highlighted by a note in Defenders #112 and #113, referring to the Eternals appeared in Thor.
- They were later renamed "Eternians" in Over-Mind's entry in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8, presumably to avoid confusion between the Eternals of Eyung and those of Earth.
- They were once more renamed "Eternals of Eyung" in Quasar #15 and #16
- They were also named Eyungs, which is the name the species manipulated by the Celestials.
- Similarly, their world was originally unnamed. The planet was named "Eternus" in Over-Mind's entry in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8, and then "Eyung" in Quasar #15 and #16 (where it was also named "Eyungia").
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Links and References
- ↑ Fantastic Four #114
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Fantastic Four #115
- ↑ Quasar #15
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8; Over-Mind's entry
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2; Celestials's entry
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Quasar #16
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11; Stranger's entry
- ↑ Defenders #112-113
- ↑ Fantastic Four #116