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Ikaris was an Eternal created by the Celestials in the World Forge. Over the course of her existence he aided the birth of many Celestials by protecting the native populations of their planet from Deviants until the Celestial could hatch from the planet. Like most other Eternals, he had her memories reset and stored in between the missions, believing himself to be from the planet called Olympia.

7,000 years ago Ikaris was one of the ten Eternals assigned by Arishem to Earth, alongside Ajak, Kingo, Sprite, Phastos, Makkari, Druig, Gilgamesh, Thena and Sersi whom he quickly took a liking to. The Eternals setlled in the ancient Babylon, where some of them became engaged with the humanity, while Sersi and Ikaris consummated their relationship. However, soon after Babylon Ajak revealed to Ikaris that their mission would end up with the Emergence of a new Celestial and the destruction of the planet. This was kept secret from the others and after about a thousand years Ikaris and Sersi got married and spend the next five thousand years together, living all over the world. After the last Deviants on Earth were believed to be destroyed, Ajak told the others that their mission was over and to go their own ways and live lives among the Humans. Sersi remained with Ikaris for a time, until he suddenly disappeared without explanation, the weight of knowledge pushing him away from Sersi who loved the humanity.

In 2023 the Blip suddenly restored half of the humanity snapped by Thanos back to life, accelerating the awakening of the Celestial Tiamut. Ikaris found Ajak, who by now had grown to respect humanity and did not wish to see it die. Unwilling to betray his mission to Arishem, Ikaris took Ajak to Alaska and allowed her to be killed by a small group of recently unfrozen Deviants. He then returned Ajak's body to her home and went to see Sersi and Sprite in London, protecting them from one of the Deviants. Ikaris let the others worry about the sudden reappearance of the Deviants, whick kept them distracted from the immediate Emergence of Tiamut. Ikaris let Sprite and Sersi discover Ajak's body, the news of which they delivered to Kingo in India and Gilgamesh and Thena in Australia. While there Sersi, made the new Prime Eternal by Ajak, first talked to Arishem, who revealed to her the true origin of the Eternals and the Deviants and that their true role was to see the end the world in the Emergence of Tiamut.

Deciding to try and postpone the end of the world, the Eternals went to Druig in the Amazon, where an attack by Deviants killed Gilgamesh. The others returned to the Domo and reunited with Makkari, where Ikaris' actions and intentions were finally revealed to others. Sprite chose to follow him, while Kingo believed in the same cause but refused to fight the others and left. The remaining five Eternals planned to form the Uni-Mind and have Druig put Tiamut back to sleep until they could find a way to awaken him without destroying the Earth in process. This attempt was violently stopped by Ikaris, who punched Druig into the mountain and proclaimed him dead, negating that option. Makkari fought Ikaris, while Phastos managed to restrain him for a little while. Ikaris eventually broke free, but just then the Eternals formed the Uni-Mind. This empowered Sersi and enabled her to to turn Tiamut to stone before he could fully awake. His loyalties shattered between the mission and his love for Sersi, a guilt-ridden Ikaris flew into the Sun, seemingly killing himself.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Ikaris is an Eternal, an artificial being created by the Celestials.

  • Near-Immortality: As an synthetic being, Ikaris does not age and has been able to survive countless thousands and perhaps millions of years.[1]
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Superhuman Stamina
  • Flight
  • Energy Manipulation: Ikaris can project energy in the form of beams from his eyes.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

  • Domo
  • Self-propelled flight

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