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Real Name
Zachariah Richards
Current Alias



Franklin Richards (father, deceased);
Sersi (mother, deceased)


Base Of Operations






Marital Status

Adventurer, Traveller

College, Home Schooled

Mutant Eternal; Son of cosmic energy powered Mutant and Earth born Eternal, born the in the heart of the M'krann Crystal

Place of Birth
M'krann Crystal

First appearance



Mutant/Eternal Physiology:Like all Eternals, his life force is augmented by cosmic energy and he has total mental control over his physical form and bodily processes even when he is asleep or unconscious. Zachariah Richards's also a Omega Level Mutant whose power enables him to convert energy into any form of matter of his choosing, and matter to into any form of energy of his choosing with near-limitless control and manipulation of both states. Combining the his Eternal and mutant powers enables him to have multiversal manipulation.

Eternal Powers

  • Immortality: He is unable to die by age and is resistant to diseases and toxins to an unknown degree.
  • Superhuman Strength: Zachariah Richards is stronger than the average Eternal and most others (with the exception of Thanos, Gilgamesh, Interloper-equal in strength, and Hyperion of Earth-712).
  • Superhuman Durability: He has an extraordinary level of durability capable of being submerged in lava or struck by Red Hulk and Hercules. Among the earth bound Eternals, his durability is only surpassed by Zuras.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Cosmic energy bolsters Zachariah Richards's metabolism so that he does not tire from any physical exertion.
  • Regeneration: Should Zachariah Richards be injured somehow, he could regenerate any injured or missing tissue. An Eternal can only die through an injury that disperses a significant portion of his body molecules, or if he is injured after his mental control over his body is somehow broken.
  • Flight: Zachariah Richards can levitate himself by mentally manipulating gravitons (subatomic particles carrying the force of gravitational attraction between atoms) around himself. He can also levitate other persons and objects, even while simultaneously levitating himself. Zachariah Richards is able to fly via self-levitation at approximately 850 miles per hour (1.1 times the speed of sound), a rate of speed most other Eternals cannot match.
  • Psionics: Zachariah Richards has low level psychic abilities, enabling him to scan the superficial thoughts of any mind less adept than his own. He can mentally create illusions so as to disguise himself. Zachariah Richards can also psionically manipulate atoms and molecules so as to transform an object's shape. However, Zachariah Richards is only a second-level adept on a five level scale (the fifth level being the highest) in this discipline. He can rearrange molecules in the air so as to create a virtually impenetrable shield about himself.
  • Cosmic Energy Manipulation: Zachariah Richards can project cosmic energy in the form of beams from his eyes or beams and flashes from his hands. This cosmic energy, stored in specialized enclaves of cells in his body, can be used as force, heat, light, and possibly other forms of electromagnetic energy. Zachariah Richards can project a maximum concussive force of at least 260 pounds per square inch. He can project heat of a maximum temperature of at least 3,000 Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt iron. It takes about one minute for him to attain this maximum temperature. Because Zachariah Richards's heat beams can vaporize solid objects, they are often called his disintegration beams, The maximum range for his energy beams is about 200 feet. Zachariah Richards is a fourth level adept on a five-level scale (the fifth level being the highest) in this discipline. The expenditure of cosmic energy in this way continually for several hours will temporarily deplete Zachariah Richards's physical strength, but not his resistance to injury, although it will temporarily increase his sensitivity to pain. He will rapidly return to normal after such lengthy energy expenditure is over. At maximum these beams are capable of hurting Red Hulk and Hercules.
  • Teleportation: Zachariah Richards can teleport himself psionically, but prefers not to do so, since, like other Eternals, he finds the self-teleportation process physically unpleasant. He can also teleport other people along with himself.
  • Enhanced Senses: Through a thousand years of training, Zachariah Richards has vastly sharpened his senses to an extent that he would be able to warn the rest of the Eternals when the Celestials returned.

Mutant Powers

Energy Conversion / Absorption: Zachariah Richards could absorb virtually any type of energy and channel that energy through his blasts. Zachariah Richards can absorb energy to achieve other effects to increase his strength, physiology, or the like. His energy absorption ability and his ability to wield energy doesn't seem to have their limits. He described himself as a "High Order Energy Manipulator"[1] and an "Omega-Level Energy Manipulator".[2]

Energy Manipulation: Zachariah Richards has the ability to psionically sense, tap into, see, and manipulate various forms of energy as he sees fit. Zachariah Richards can project radiation along the electromagnetic spectrum and even manipulate some exotic variants such as Cyclops optic blasts or Adam Warlock's magical energies.

  • Variable Energy Blasts: Zachariah Richards could generate light, heat, force, electricity, and other forms of energy in the form of powerful blasts. He could generate these blasts from his hands as well as his eyes.
  • Flight: Zachariah Richards was able to fly and levitate using his powers. He was capable of interstellar flight (adding more energy to become increasingly fast, presumably sub-light).[3]
  • Solid Energy Constructs/Simulated Telekinesis: Zachariah Richards could solidify his energy into force-fields and other shapes. The effect of his energy constructs could be used to simulate a form of telekinesis by lifting and moving objects.
  • Power Suppression: Zachariah Richards could apparently use his powers to override those of another person's mutagenic aura by manipulating the electrical current of their brain, making them temporarily unable to use them.[4]
  • Energy Detection: Zachariah Richards was capable of detecting energy signatures from great distances when the power in question was potent. This included other mutants with energy powers usually at lesser ranges and starships at far greater rangers based on their star engines.[3]
  • Energy Self-Sustenance: He also appeared capable of breathing in space as well as speaking by transmitting his voice as pure energy, though this ability seemed to be limited. If he didn't rest or find power other than his own, his reserve would leave him seemingly scarce until he did.[3]
  • Healing: Also shown capable of healing from seemingly mortal injuries by manipulating his body's energy composition.[2] The full extent and speed of Zachariah Richards's capacity to heal isn't known. The term healing is used in lieu of regeneration as Zachariah Richards did not regenerate his eye or heal the scar inflicted on him by Gladiator.

Matter Conversion / Subatomic Manipulation: Has the near-limitless psionic ability to manipulate all matter and energy on a subatomic level. He can use his power to reconfigure all forms of matter into different substances and forms and can change matter to energy and back again. He can use his powers to near-godlike effects, a few of which are:

    • Healing: Can speed up the body's ability to regenerate instantly.
    • Control Machinery: Manipulate the inner workings of complex machines.
    • X-Factor Negation/Augmentation: Negate or trigger mutant powers in others.
    • Intangibility/Phasing: Make his molecules phase through any object.
    • Energy Manipulation: Able to wield energy on a subatomic level.
      • Energy Generation: Produce heat, force, fire, electric, and/or nuclear energy etc.
      • Force Field Generation: Use energy to shield himself from injury.
    • Matter Manipulation: Able to transmute matter subatomic level.
      • Molecule Scrambling: Painfully or lethally scramble organic molecules.
    • Creation/Evolution: Ability to create and evolve lesser life forms and himself.
    • Telekinesis: The ability to manipulate objects with his mind, he was capable of tossing over a Sentinel with a gesture of his hand without even looking at it and with extreme ease. He is a powerful telekinetic.
    • Telepathy: Zachariah Richards has shown powerful telepathic capability.
      • Mind Control: He is capable of capabilities like mind control.
    • Superhuman Durability: Zachariah Richards has shown to resist a nuclear explosion which he created in his hand. He was capable of resisting the physical force and heat produced by the nuclear explosion and was not moved by the physical force unleashed either.

When Zachariah Richards combines his Eternal and Mutant powers together, he obtains the following:

  • Mentifery (latent): Ability to manipulate reality on a pocket universal scale with his imagination and thoughts.[5] After regaining his powers from a temporary loss, the first thing Zachariah Richards did with his powers was to create another pocket universe.[6] He was stated to be an Universal Shaper by the Celestials.[7]
  • Particle Energy Manipulation (latent) Ability to manipulate and emit dynamic force as well rearrange and manipulate matter on a quantum level. Under the guidance of his older self, he once for example stabilized a sun.[citation needed][8] Once he even turned the assault of hostile Celestials into harmless flowers.[citation needed][9]
  • Chronokinesis (latent): Zachariah Richards was able to time-travel to the past to meet his past self.[citation needed]
  • Psionics (latent): As "Psi-Lord", he demonstrated a wide variety of psionic powers. Even as a kid, he at least displayed a remarkable resistance to a psionic Celestial assault.[citation needed][10]
  • Telekinesis (latent): Possesses telekinetic abilities enabling him to levitate and manipulate living beings, inanimate objects, and to some extent energy psionically. This also enables him to fly.[citation needed]
  • Bio-Blasts: Ability to fire enormously powerful energy blasts which he generates from his body's extrasensory potential. These were able to temporarily destroy the demon lord Mephisto within its own realm.[11]
  • Molecular Manipulation: Ability to rearrange the molecular structure of matter and energy, even up to a cosmic scale.
  • Telepathy: He can read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others on unlimited radius. His notable abilities include:
    • Telepathic Illusion: Ability to create realistic telepathic illusions and cause people to experience events which are not actually occurring.
    • Telepathic Cloak: Can mask his presence from being detected by others. He can extend these defenses to others around him as well.
    • Mind Link: Ability to develop a mental link with any person which remains as a connection to that individual.
    • Telepathic Camouflage: Ability to mask himself, and other peoples' presence from those around him. Can telepathically disguise himself, making his appearance to those around him quite different (Changing the appearance of clothing, as well as more detailed disguising.).
    • Mind Control: Ability to control the minds of others just by trying.
    • Mind Possession: Ability to possess the mind of another, and use that being's body as his own.
    • Mind Alteration: Ability to alter the minds of others by force of will.
    • Mental Amnesia: Ability to cause loss of particular memories, and amnesia in another person or even in a group of people.
    • Psionic Shield: Ability to erect a psychic shield for protection of himself and of others' minds.
    • Psionic Blasts: Can project psionic force bolts which have no physical effects but which can affect a victim's mind so as to cause the victim pain or unconsciousness and can even kill an adversary.
    • Astral Projection: Ability to Astral Travel and communicate with others astrally through his own will, or through contact with the thoughts and memories of others. In the astral realm, he can use his powers to create "ectoplasmic" objects.
    • Mental Detection: Can sense the presence of other superhuman mutants within a small but as yet undefined radius of himself by perceiving the distinctive mental radiations emitted by such a being.
    • Mind Transferal: Able to transfer both his mind and powers into other host bodies should his own physical body be somehow killed.
  • Precognitive Dreams (latent): Precognitive abilities, which manifest themselves in his dreams, enabling him to envision possible future events. Although there are countless possible futures, Zachariah Richards foresees the most probable future path, and therefore his predictions usually come true. Zachariah Richards seemingly cannot foresee events more than roughly a few days in the future. Zachariah Richards's precognitive power developed to the point at which he could see images of future events when conscious.[citation needed]
  • Dream-Self Projection (latent): Ability to place himself in a trance-like state while remaining fully conscious. While he is in this trance, he can project an intangible, ghost like image of himself to another location, through which he can see and hear what goes on at the location. What Zachariah Richards has called the “dreams” he has while in this state are not truly dreams, but his conscious awareness of the environment into which he has projected his “dream-self.”[citation needed]
  • Fundamental Forces Manipulation (latent): Zachariah Richards has displayed the ability to manipulate the four fundamental forces of the universe on a potentially a cosmic scale. This ability allows him to rearrange matter to create other configurations and can even transmute elements and manipulate space-time to a degree by using gravity to distort them.[citation needed]
  • Energy Constructs (latent): The ability to create anything he sees in his mind. Zachariah Richards uses this ability to make anything he can imagine and manipulate it as he sees fit. Zachariah Richards can channel this energy offensively to create weapons or blasts of energy or defensively to create force fields to protect those he loves.[citation needed]

    Strength level

100 tons range, but could increase it to + 100 tons with his telekinetic and reality / energy manipulation powers


The Negative Zone and its energy cancels out his matter / (cosmic) energy manipulation powers until he isn't exposed to it anymore.

See Also

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #14
  • 2.0 2.1 War of Kings #6
  • 3.0 3.1 3.2 Uncanny X-Men #477
  • X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2
  • Heroes Reborn: The Return #4
  • Fantastic Four #574
  • FF #13
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  • [2]
  • [3]
  • Fantastic Four #277
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