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Kingo Sunen was a member of the Eternals, an evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possessed extraordinarily long life spans and superhuman powers. He hailed from a Japanese settlement of Eternals in the mountains overlooking the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.


Early Life[]

Kingo, like every Eternal, was created by the Celestials one million years ago and has looked after humanity ever since.[4][5]

500,000 years ago,[6] when Kronos attempted to master time, he succeeded but in doing so caused a disruption that destroyed Titanos and threatened the planet. The initial explosion killed Kingo and all other Eternals (except for Uranos), and they all were resurrected and killed several more times before they managed to stabilize the situation, leaving the ruined city superimposed between three seconds from now and two seconds ago.[5]

Across the Ages[]

Kingo Sunen (Earth-616) from Eternals Vol 5 4 001

In 1241 A.D., Kingo came across the path of destruction left by the invading Mongol horde commanded by General Subutai that had been sent to conquer Europe by Ögedei Khan, son of Ghenghis Khan. When Kingo learned that Druig was marching with the Mongols, he assumed that Druig was controlling their minds, and confronted him at a campfire. A warrior fired an arrow at him but Kingo just plucked it out of the air. After reassuring the warriors, Druig went for a walk with Kingo during which he revealed that he was not controlling the Mongols and he had had nothing to do with the rise of the Mongol Empire nor their brutally efficient methods but was just there to study them. Druig suggested that, if Kingo wanted to stop them, then he should assassinate Subutai. Kingo later crept into the leader's tent but could not bring himself to do it, fearing that, if he acted to protect the humans from themselves, then he might as well be crowning himself their king. The next morning, Kingo discovered that Subutai and his Horde had packed up their camp and headed home. Not understanding why that had happened, Kingo sought out Druig who had stayed behind. Druig explained that Ogedei Khan had died of a stroke and the Mongols had to return home to select a new ruler. Druig claimed not to have known that that was going to happen but speculated that, if Kingo had killed Subutai, then the leaderless Horde might chosen to not return home and instead continued into Europe, killing thousands more.[7]

By the 16th century, Kingo was active in Japan where he learned the ways of the Samurai.[8]

Modern Age[]

Kingo Sunen (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 1 370 0001

In the present day, Kingo has parlayed his skills into becoming a major action film star in Japan and elsewhere, loving to portray Samurai. He teleported to Olympia to meet with the other Eternals to deal with return of the Celestials.[8]

When the Eternals of Earth chose to leave the planet and explore space, Kingo was one of a small band who remained behind.[9] He joined Ikaris and his allies in trying to stop Warlord Kro from raiding the Pyramid of the Winds.[10] They were unsuccessful in trying to stop the Priest-Lord Ghaur from acquiring the essence of the Dreaming Celestial, and thus assuming the power of a Celestial himself. Kingo and the Eternals joined forces with the Avengers West Coast to stop Ghaur from freeing the true Dreaming Celestial.[11]

Kingo Sunen (Earth-616) from Eternals Vol 5 5 001

After Thanos was apparently resurrected by a traitor among the Eternals, the Mad Titan began killing Eternals, including the Prime Eternal Zuras, and sabotaging the machines of resurrection at the Exclusion, threatening the Earth's biosphere. Kingo joined the investigation and traveled to Polaria with Thena to question its new head, Druig, after many of its leadership had been killed by Thanos. When Thanos arrived, Kingo and Thena briefly fought Thanos. Once Thanos had retreated, Kingo and Thena concluded that Druig was innocent and focused their attention on Gilgamesh.[12]

After Sersi lured out Gilgamesh and Ikaris battled him, Kingo and Thena restrained Gilgamesh with manacles. Gilgamesh was given to chance to prove his innocence and, once he had done so, it was revealed that the traitor was Phastos. As Kingo and his fellow Eternals went to confront Phastos, Thanos was prepared to ambush them.[13]

Kingo and his fellow Eternals were able to overwhelm Thanos but then Phastos accidentally teleported him and the others all over Earth while trying to teleport them to the Exclusion to help him fix the resurrection machine he had broken. Ikaris gave his life to use his matter manipulation power to repair the machine. Kingo and the others later learned the reason for Phastos' actions: Eternals were resurrected at the cost of human lives and that the resurrection machines couldn't be turned off without endangering Earth.[14]

Kingo and the other Eternals discussed the problem with the newly-resurrected Zuras but realized that it was unlikely that the resurrection process would ever be changed. So, Kingo and other Eternals met with the Deviants in the city of Lemuria, asking how to become like them.[14]



Kingo Sunen presumably has all the typical powers of Eternals: near-immortality, super-strength, flight, energy projection, and molecular manipulation. However, he eschews the use of these powers in battle, preferring to fight in the traditional manner of the Samurai.



Body armor in the fashion of the Samurai


Daisho (katana and wakizashi)

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