Gilgamesh was an Eternal created by the Celestials in the World Forge. Over the course of his existence he aided the birth of many Celestials by protecting the native populations of their planets from Deviants until the Celestial could hatch from the planet. Like most other Eternals, he had his memories reset and stored in between the missions, believing himself to be from the planet called Olympia.
7,000 years ago Gilgamesh was one of the ten Eternals assigned by Arishem to Earth, alongside Ajak, Ikaris, Sprite, Kingo, Makkari, Druig, Phastos, Thena and Sersi. The Eternals initially setlled in the ancient Babylon, advancing human development and protecting them from Deviants. After six and a half thousand years, the last Deviants on Earth were believed to be destroyed and Ajak told the others that their mission was over and to go their own ways and live lives among the Humans. It was then that Thena's Mahd Wy'ry first became known and Gilgamesh volunteered to look over and take care of her. They eventually settled in the remote wilderness of Australia, living in isolation.
In 2023 the Blip suddenly restored half of the humanity snapped by Thanos back to life, accelerating the awakening of the Celestial Tiamut, which in turn caused Thena's condition to worsen. The Deviants have suddenly reappeared when a few survivors were thawed off from spending thousands of years trapped in the ice. Gilgamesh and Thena were visited by Sersi, Ikaris, Sprite and Kingo, who informed them that Ajak was killed by the Deviants. While there, Sersi first talked to Arishem, who revealed to her the true origin of the Eternals and the Deviants and that their true role was preparing the worlds to be destroyed in the Emergence of new Celestials, which would soon be the case with Tiamut on Earth. Deciding to try and postpone the end of the world, the Eternals went to see Druig in the Amazon. Druig initially refused help and that night the Deviants attacked. Kro killed Gilgamesh and absorbed his powers and his memories.
Powers and Abilities
- Near-Immortality: As a synthetic being, Gilgamesh does not age and has been able to survive countless thousands and perhaps millions of years.
- Energy Manipulation: Gilgamesh can project energy into the form of enhanced armor for himself.
- Expert Fighter