note: This piece contains spoilers for Eternals.].  They weigh an average of 260 tons, meaning they are far denser than air. No two are the same, but theyre all brilliantly colored, vaguely human-shaped, miles tall, and completely unknowable even to their servants, the Eternals. Composed of Asgardian Steel, "Jarnbjorn" was unable to pierce the Celestial-armored Apocalypse until Thor blessed the axe with his blood.
Not to be confused with, "Celestials" redirects here. The origin of the Celestials had long been unknown, with many species across the mainstream Marvel Universe having only legends about their beginning, none of which have been validated, until the so-called Eternity War, during which major revelations about the origin and nature of the Celestials were revealed by the mysterious cosmic entity called the Queen of Nevers. 2 takes Peters heritage to a whole new level, confirming that he is, in fact, half god.
When Loki revived Zgreb from his long slumber deep in the Earth, he discovered that the Horde did not kill Zgreb, instead they transformed him into Zgreb the Sorrower, a new breed known as Dark Celestial. Their mythology is that they are members of the first lifeforms created in and by the original universe, and have contributed to the creation of the Multiverse present in Marvel Comics, including the evolution of life therein. More so, he sees the area littered with thousands of Stones, confirming that this quarry is where these powerful artifacts originated and are actively mined. 1990). Then he created an avatar with humanoid form to easily communicate, travel and reproduce. Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) is, for all intents and purposes, a god. But who is this big, big, big, big robot space god?
The next three visits from Celestial Host groups resulted in the sinking of Atlantis, the Asgardian and Greek gods stepping away from directly involving themselves in earthly affairs (bye, Thor), and the Celestials deeming humanity worthy of continuing without interference, respectively. He does so in order to dive deep into the Quarry of the Gods at the end of time, believing unlimited power awaits him there.
In Marvels comics, the Celestials are a race of humanoid aliens that came into being around the same time as the origin of the universe itself. 2, confirmed by Peter losing his newfound powers, might have put a stop to any Celestial trouble in the MCUs future. 2 #112 (Oct. 1985Sept. He is a celestial, his human form isnt his real form his main form is a planet, Im guessing when his emergence happened he became a planet. Chlo Zhaos Eternals has done something no other Marvel Cinematic Movie can boast: It put a true Celestial on the screen. 1989) and #4850 (Dec. 1989Jan. While they were ultimately successful in imprisoning their enemy, they would die from the injuries they sustained during the battle. was he lying. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. After the birth of the first Multiverse, the "rebels" settled inside him, multiplied and began their vast plan to create and nurture transitory but evolving life on the newborn worlds within, a general outline of the basic plan the Celestials follow for shaping the evolution of life on a chosen planet after it develops primitive sentient life.. The Celestials then return for follow-up visits or "Hosts", during which they monitor the subject planet's progress and make whatever modifications or interventions they deem appropriate. The newly revived Celestials then defeat the Dark Celestials.. To use planets as homes for celestial seeds, to be grown and nurtured by the energy of these sentient beings dying across eons of time. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. For instance, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Exitar terraforms the planet in question into a garden paradise, with only the "evil" inhabitants having been destroyed. The first detailed account of the Celestials' origin was finally presented in The Ultimates 2 #6 (2017). This post contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Collecting a number of natives during the Stone Age, they then begin genetic experimentation that determines the future development of that species.
As u/Xygnux pointed out on the r/MarvelStudios subreddit, Egos planet form doesnt resemble Arishem and Tiamut from Eternals and yet their shared MO planting their seeds on other worlds proves they are the same species. But some disaster that its babysitting Eternals failed to stop destroyed the entire planet. Though we have met the Celestials in prior movies, this one fully explores the origins, powers and purpose in the universe. Sometime long ago, the Celestials created the Eternals as tools to manage the growth of sentient life on individual planets while the Celestials were away doing Celestial stuff. , The Progenitor is actually the first Celestial to ever set foot on Earth, when it was an insignificant speck of molten mud and utterly lifeless. , A team of space adventurers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, find and use as a base the severed head of a Celestial floating in an area of space known as "The Rip". This tampering resulted in the Celestials biggest impact on humans, as they implanted a dormant DNA complex that would eventually result in what were termed benevolent mutations, aka Mutants. But the Celestials did, appearing again and again in Marvel Comics whenever a completely ineffable planetary threat was needed anywhere in the universe. Thats the brain matter the people of Knowhere are mining in Guardians. James Gunns first Marvel film, 2014s Guardians of the Galaxy, ended with the Nova Corps revealing that Peter Quills (Chris Pratt) heritage isnt fully human.  Bosnos the seventh and most supreme of the celestials was sent to clean up after the destruction the Exterminators left behind. 2, Ego the Living Planet (whos not really, technically, a Celestial) is a little more dastardly and world-conquering than usual for a Celestial, but he has the megalomaniac vibe down pat.  They reappeared as regular guest stars in three subsequent limited series sequels: The Eternals vol.  The Celestials are all telepathically linked to one-another no matter the distance. newsletter, giant metal space gods who created intelligent life on thousands of planets, made big contributions to the aesthetics of the DC universe, Ubisoft cancels Ghost Recon battle royale game that got so much hate, Grab these 15 games as part of the PlayStation Summer Sale, Dragon Balls take on the Dead by Daylight formula is out in October, and heres Frieza, Genshin Impact The Treasure of the Four Skerries world quest walkthrough, Ubisofts Avatar game delayed, as Avatar things often are, Destiny 2s Lightfall reveal stream is happening a season earlier than expected. Devron the Experimenter and Gamiel the Manipulator were tasked with watching over Earth for a period of time.
Its just that most Celestials are a little more benevolent than him. Over the eons, however, he learned to use his Celestial powers and created his planetary shell around him.  Dark Beast and an alternate version of Beast used the Dreaming Celestial to open a portal to go through Earth-295, which caused one of the Exterminators to travel to Earth-616 and drained the Dreaming Celestial. Now, all the Guardians have to worry about is teaming up with the Avengers when Thanos inevitably takes hold of the Infinity Stones. Thats the role that Eternals promises for future appearances of Arishem: Judgment day at the hands of Clifford the Big, Red Robot. They are a faceless, voice-less, alienating presence, a cosmic metaphor for the implacability of natural disaster; and usually show up on a planet to judge whether its inhabitants are ready to have their energies absorbed or needed more time to cook. , The Celestials of Earth-4280 were convinced they were gods and attempted to conquer the Multiverse by use of the Bridge, a device created by Reed Richards that allows its users to observe and enter alternate worlds. Side note: In Marvel comics, Eson might be Peters grandfather, as his father Jason was said to be the son of Emperor Eson. So, whether youre going off of the MCU or comics canon, Peter is part god. They reproduce by planting a fragment of their essence in a planet, which matures into a new Celestial over the course of eons.
The Celestials of the MCU are creator beings, capable of building entire galaxies from scratch, and they are sized to match, measuring their height in miles. This was the birth of the Second Cosmos and the First Multiverse. , The Celestials' actions conflicted with the policy of "non-interference" practiced by fellow cosmic entities the Watchers, with the two races becoming enemies. But Eternals has its own take on Celestials, the ineffable cosmic creators of the Marvel Comics universe.  They are capable of feats such as reducing the Asgardian construct known as the Destroyer to slag, moving planets at will, and creating and containing entire pocket universes. In Vol. Five billion years after the death of the Progenitor and his corpse's incorporation into Earth's "primordial soup", another Celestial eventually followed looking for him. Like most of the stylish but truly inexplicable things in American comics, it can be traced back to the work of Jack Kirby. This division within the Aspirants gave the Celestials a chance to recover and make their last stand.  Reed Richards theorized that the Celestials' source of power was Hyperspace itself the source of all energy in the Marvel Universe. And when others celestials saw how much weaker Ego was compared to them, they decided on the current course of action to make new celestials. At some later date, Ego encountered others of his kind and learned that he was a Celestial. Luckily, the destruction of Ego at the end of Vol. @Ewysgarcoyustcrouiwetsnro I actually think when his Emergence happened (if there was one) he was born as a brain-like entity. Theres no telling just how many Celestials exist, but Ego is definitely one of them in the MCU. But I like @Venom1502jw 's explaination: it's a valid option. But with its big, weird megazord space gods, Eternals has hewed much closer to Jack Kirbys original designs, though some things are different. 2 muddied the Marvel Cinematic Universe waters on what a Celestial is, converting Ego the Living Planet (not a Celestial in the comics) into one of their number. A number of Celestials from across the multiverse had survived the Beyonders' attack, however, having taken shelter within the folds of space-time. The First Firmament named these loyal beings Aspirants and was very pleased by their goals and desire to maintain the status quo of its reign. They debuted in the Bronze Age of Comic Books and have appeared in Marvel publications for four decades. The characters of Eternals, Sersi, Ikaris, Kingo, and the rest, were assigned to help humanity grow on Earth, though most of them were unaware that it was really to prepare for the birth of the Celestial Tiamut. He came to Earth not because of some grand cosmic design or godly destiny nor did he even consciously choose the planet, he came merely because he was dying and falling.  Soon afterwards it appeared that these Dark Celestials are in league with the Horde of bugs pouring out of the center of the planet and with Loki. The parent Celestial assumed that the embryo must be dead.. The base is administered by its chief of security, Cosmo, a telepathic and telekinetic Soviet space dog originally lost in Earth orbit in the 1960s. The Firmament first chained and then began infiltrating Eternity with both its loyal Aspirant agents and taking control over the lesser cosmic entities that protected the cosmic balance in its component universes. ancient cosmic beings. He confirms it in Vol. Odin, Zeus) attempted to stop the Third Host, but were quickly outmatched. A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon. In the comics, not even the mind of an Eternal can process the speech of a Celestial without harm. They create two subspecies from the natives: Eternals, Deviants, and a majority "normal" strain that may or may not be modified in some manner that enhances its long-term development. So, the Celestials are directly responsible for the creation of Mutants, though its unlikely Mutants will ever make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to complicated film studio politics. , One of the Celestials to first enter into the Abyss left after the destruction of the 6th Cosmos encountered the dark elder god Knull and picked him up to examine him. However, the multicolored ones had completely different values and desires from the Aspirants. newsletter, Real-world animal shelters are streaming Stray to save cats lives, Its a mix of streaming, fundraising, and outreach, Pets are freaking out over their owners playing Stray, and I love it, If all our pets had a game of the year, this would be it, The origin of Matt Berry shouting Bat! on What We Do in the Shadows, Spoiler: He cant actually remember, but a co-star does, Genshin Impact Temple of the Star Latitudes Mona event domain guide, How to get through "The Ancient Azure Stars" domain, Jordan Peeles Nope brings chills and thrills, but its all empty air, His alien-invasion movie Nope moves away from racial metaphor, but lacks a solid center to replace it, Sign up for the As the Progenitor died, his blood and rotting flesh mixed into the shifting primordial elements of the newly formed planet and thus affected the course of Earth evolution as it made the planet a unique breeding ground for all the super-powered beings one day to come.. He only gained his title as the Living Planet when he controlled elements around him to make a shell for himself. In an attempt to learn more about the Celestials, Iron Man and Doctor Strange visited the Eternals, only to find them all dead or dying from self-inflicted wounds. , Later, while observing the last stand against the First Firmament, The Queen of Nevers reveals the reason why she had saved the One Above All. Compared to the Celestials of the Marvel Comics, for example, Arishem is practically chatty. Enraged over the Celestials despoiling the Abyss through their creation of the 7th Cosmos, Knull manifested a blade of living abyss from his shadow - creating the first All-Black The Necrosword - and decapitated the Celestial, thereby marking it as the first death in the renewed Multiverse. And why the hell does Marvel Comics have robot space gods anyway?