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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.[1][2]

Across the Ages

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In 1242 AD.; Ögedei Khan, son of Ghenghis Khan has sent General Subutai to invade Europe with the Mongol horde. The Eternal; Kingo learned that Druig was marching with them and believed he was controlling their minds. He confronted him at a campfire and the warrior fired arrows at him but Kingo just plucked them out of the air. Druig revealed the truth that he was not controlling the Mongols, and he has had nothing to do with the rise of the Mongol Empire nor their brutally efficient methods he was just their to study them. Druig suggested that if he wanted to stop them he should assassinate Subutai. Kingo crept into the leader's tent but could not bring himself to do it, fearing he would become like Druig. The next day; Subutai and his Horde returned home and Druig has stayed to meet with Kingo. He explained that Ogedei Khan had died of a stroke and the Mongols must return home to select a new ruler. Druig claimed not to have known what was happened but stated that if he killed Subutai the Horde would of continued into Europe killing thousands more.[3]

By the 16th century, he was active in Japan and there he learned the ways of the Samurai.[4]

Modern Age

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In the present day, he has parlayed his skills into becoming a major action film star in Japan and elsewhere, loving to portray Samurai.[4] He teleported to Olympia to meet with the other Eternals to deal with return of the Celestials.[4]

When the Eternals of Earth chose to leave the planet and explore space, Kingo was one of a small band who remained behind.[5] He joined Ikaris and his allies in trying to stop Warlord Kro from raiding the Pyramid of the Winds.[6] 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.[7]

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When the Mad Titan Thanos was apparently resurrected, even though he was supposed to be, by a traitor among the Eternals, he began killing Eternals, including the Prime Eternal Zuras, and sabotaging the machines of resurrection at the Exclusion, threatening the Earth's biosphere. Kingo joined in the investigation and traveled to Polaria with Azura to question its new head Druig after many of its leadership were killing by Thanos. When Thanos arrived, Kingo and Azura briefly fought Thanos. After Thanos retreated, Kingo and Azura believed that Druig was innocent and focused their attention on Gilgamesh.[8]

After Sersi lured out Gilgamesh and Ikaris battled him, Kingo and Azura restrained Gilgamesh with manacles. Gilgamesh was given to chance to prove his innocence, and when he did, it was revealed that the traitor was Phastos. As Kingo and his fellow Eternals went to confront Phastos, Thanos was prepared to ambush them.[9]

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 broke. 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.

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.[10]

Powers and Abilities


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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