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Oceanus is one of the three Patriarchs, the greatest Earth Eternals who originally ruled them, each with their own Dynasty.[1] He became the last remaining Patriarch after Uranos got excluded and Kronos ascended. He then stepped down, ending the Age of the Patriarchs and beginning the Second Age of Eternals, led by Prime Eternal Zuras.[2]

Currently, Oceanus watches over Lemuria as a defense against its Deviants along with former Uranites from the Uranite Schism, now called the Oceanic Watch.[3] Oceanus does not participate in Eternal politics.[4]


Oceanus, like every Eternal, was created by the Celestials one million years ago.[5][6] 400,000 years later,[2] a civil war erupted between two factions of the Eternals: the side of Kronos, who cherished peace and non-interference, and the side of Uranos, wanting to use their powers to dominate the planet. Oceanus joined Kronos' side and together they defeated Uranos and his followers, who were banished from the Earth.[7][8]

Still, some of the exiled Eternals met their doom in the colony of Titan[7] and were resurrected on Earth, in the Exclusion, where they were mind-wiped. After that, they joined Oceanus, who had retired to a vigil of Deviants.[2] Together, they became known as the Oceanic Watch.[9]



The Patriarchs are noted to be especially powerful, even among the Eternals. As a Patriarch, Oceanus can control the votes of his entire Dynasty during a Uni-Mind.[1] However, in practice, he does not do this as he does not vote.[4]


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