- —Dreaming Celestial[src]
The Dreaming Celestial was one of the Celestials once classified as Tiamut the Communicator with the function to alert the Fulcrum of the findings of the Celestials during planetary examinations and send a signal to the Horde to collect the planet's aggregate life force to be transmitted to the Fulcrum once completed.
During the Second Celestial Host, the Deviants were the dominant force on Earth, and the Dreaming Celestial was ready to call the Horde for harvesting of the planet. However, Arishem had that order canceled, and had many of the Deviants culled, while not touching the other species. As this was a violation of their protocol, the Dreaming Celestial deemed Arishem to be malfunctioning and tried to assume command by attacking Arishem. The Dreaming Celestial then found himself attacked by the other Celestials who had also been part of the plan to cull the Deviants to gain favor from the Fulcrum, and he was imprisoned underneath the mountains. Why they did this though, is still not truly clear, and mention must be made of the fact that this account of events was given by the Dreaming Celestial itself and has not yet been rebutted or verified.
The other Celestials ripped his spirit from his body and placed in a device known as "The Vial," with a fraction of the Dreaming Celestial's soul used to make a key that could unlock the Vial. The Celestials then sealed the Dreaming Celestial's body in a vault under the Diablo Mountains in California. For millennia, the Celestial slept.
In 1906, during San Francisco Earthquake the Dreaming Celestial’s chamber was damaged. The Eternals arrived and formed Uni-Mind to fix it. During the Mahd Wy'ry, Sprite realized he could use the Celestials powers to change his Eternal life, allowing him to finally grow up.
Eventually, the Deviant Priestlord Ghaur remade the key and drank the essence of the Dreaming Celestial, thus giving the Priestlord the height and power of a Celestial. Soon thereafter, the Dreaming Celestial took advantage of this and mentally controlled Ghaur to free the Dreamer from his never-ending sleep. This plan was thwarted by the Avengers and the Eternals, and the Vial was sealed once more.
After Franklin Richards transported the Fantastic Four and several Avengers into a pocket dimension, the Dreaming Celestial found a loophole out of his prison: a gateway into the pocket universe. The Dreaming Celestial learned that one of his star-spawned kin, the Celestial known as Ashema, was the guardian of the pocket universe. He concluded that the only way out of that pocket universe was through her, and began to plot her demise. Soon he was opposed by Doctor Doom, Lancer, Technarx, and several other heroes. The Dreaming Celestial was successful in capturing Ashema and escaping into his home dimension, but was soon thwarted by Doom and the Fantastic Four.
The Deviants eventually re-awoke the Dreaming Celestial, who turned from black to gold when the rising sun's rays hit him. However, the Dreaming Celestial decided against destroying the Earth as he had originally intended. Instead, he decided to wait and judge humanity for himself by his own standards. In the interim, he informed Makkari that a devastating force called The Horde, drawn to the planet by the Celestial's awakening, was heading for the Earth.
The Dreaming Celestial stood silently in place, towering above San Francisco, where he was ultimately turned into a tourist attraction. Although the Dreaming Celestial laid apparently dormant, he spoke to, and only to Makkari, his prophet. Sersi, who had rekindled her elationship with Makkari, grew worried about his recurring sessions with the Celestial, feeling that her loved one was slowly fading away. After having enough of it, she finally decided to confront the Celestial, determined to find the reason for this deadly bond. And, despite almost getting killed, the Celestial revealed that Makkari had been chosen as his link to humanity before the arrival of The Horde, and she too was part of its grand plan: She was the one who had to protect Makkari.
Unfortunately, Sersi failed in her mission and Makkari got killed, with no way of being revived through conventional ways, which activated a countdown to global annihilation. With no other alternative presenting itself, Sersi then pushed her powers to the limit by transmuting her own body into a perfect replica of Makkari and then replacing his conscious with her own. Thanks to Sersi, the connection with the Celestial was restored once more.
After The Horde arrived on Earth, Uatu told Tiammut about free will and emotions. During the battle that ensued, the Dreaming Celestial finally confronted the Fulcrum, questioning his own purpose. In the process, he removed his helmet, revealing a shining humanoid face. He then pleaded with the Fulcrum to spare Earth as the Celestial was finally caring for the planet. The Fulcrum declared that it had sought a Celestial who would rise above its purpose since before time began, and asked the Dreamer to become his companion; he accepted.
After creating a diversion by having Magneto attack San Francisco, the High Evolutionary removed a specific item from the Dreaming Celestial's head through a process Magneto refers to as a "lobotomy". The object is used in an experiment on Magneto which appears to restore his mutant gene.
When Archangel sought to bring about the Age of Archangel, he traveled to the Dreaming Celestial to retrieve a Death Seed. Like Apocalypse before him, Archangel desired to serve evolution and need his horseman Death by his side.
After the schism between the X-Men, Mr. Sinister returned, and somehow activated the Dreaming Celestial. While the X-Men battled the Celestial's body, Sinister utilized its head to transform part of San Francisco in his own image. Due to this action, numerous Celestials came to Earth but Cyclops made them go back.
Powers and Abilities
Cosmic energy control with an unknown upper limit. His armour is able to easily withstand strikes from nuclear warheads and planetary impacts. Tiamut seems to be one of the most powerful Celestials as Galactus feared it and Uatu the Watcher could not see anything when it awoke.
Beyond Class 100.
- 41 appearance(s) of Tiamut (Earth-616)
- 2 minor appearance(s) of Tiamut (Earth-616)
- 8 mention(s) of Tiamut (Earth-616)
- 16 image(s) of Tiamut (Earth-616)
- 3 quotation(s) by or about Tiamut (Earth-616)