Celestials

Eson the Searcher - The Collector
The Collector explains the history of the Infinity Stones to the Guardians of the Galaxy and shows them the previous owner of the Power Stone, Eson the Searcher.

The Celestials are a race of ancient god-like beings of immense power and strength who appear to be humanoid in appearance, their bodies contain similar skeletal and neurological structures but on a much larger scale. They posses the ability to manipulate matter and energy and have an exceptionally strong constitution, allowing them the ability to wield the Infinity Stones. These beings were present in the universe long before the Dark Elves or Asgardians and while they can be killed, appear to be imperious to the effects of time.

Known Celestials

There are currently three “known” Celestials, Eson the Searcher, Ego and the Celestial whose head became Knowhere. Peter Quill is a half Terran, half Celestial hybrid.

Eson the Searcher

Eson the Searcher is the Celestial depicted in the hologram the Collector showed the Guardians of the Galaxy. He is a previous owner of the Power Stone which he used to destroy an alien race on an unknown planet.

Ego

Ego appears to be a unique Celestial as he does not possess a humanoid form and instead  is essentially a large brain. He possesses incredible cosmic power and the ability to manipulate matter and over the millennia manipulated the molecules around him to form a protective planet around his vulnerable physical form. Ego was able to mimic and create the humanoid forms of the races he encountered. Ego is the biological father of Peter Quill/Star-Lord

Peter Quill – Terran/Celestial hybrid

Peter Quill is unique in the fact he is the only known living offspring of a Celestial.  As the biological son of the Celestial, Ego, Quill appeared to posses the immortality and the same matter manipulation and cosmic powers of his father, although it is believed that he lost these powers when Ego was killed.

Knowhere

Knowhere is the severed head of an ancient Celestial and home to the mining colony, Exitar and previous home of The Collector’s museum,. Hundreds of years ago, the Tivan Group set up a mining colony inside of this severed Celestial’s head to harvest the valuable bone, brain tissue and spinal fluid. The Guardians of the Galaxy traveled to Knowhere to sell the Orb to The Collector but were eventually ambushed by both Ronan and Yondu.


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Cosmic Entities

The Cosmic Entities are a group of primordial beings that are responsible for the creation of the Infinity Stones. These cosmic beings are powerful beyond mortal comprehension but little to nothing else is known about the entities Death, Entropy, Infinity and Eternity as they only exist in myths from the oldest species in the universe.


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Gigantic Beasts of the MCU

Leviathan

The Leviathan are colossal monsters that function as both warships and assault crafts for the Chitauri army. They are an original creation of Zak Penn and Joss Whedon and resemble the Midgard Serpent, which are a recurring villain in the THOR comics and are often seen in service of Loki.  

Jotunheim Beast

The Jotunheim Beast is a gargantuan animal native to the home of the Frost Giants, Jotunheim. They can be frozen solid for extended periods of time and run at incredible speeds. Only two have been seen, the first was awakened by Laufey to kill Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three and Loki on Jotunheim. The second was disturbed as Malekith and Thor battled through different Realms during the Convergence. The beast eventually landed in London and rampaged through the city for at least two days. 

Abilisk

The Abilisk was an enormous multi-dimensional being that fed on power sources. The Abilisk was able to travel between dimensions, possessed superhuman durability and could shoot rainbow colored trans-dimensional matter from its mouth. The Guardians of the Galaxy were hired by The Sovereign to fight the Abilisk to prevent the beast from  devouring the Anulax Batteries. The Abilisk is an original MCU creation but the Guardians of the Galaxy’s first mission in the comics was to prevent an inter-dimensional beast from breaching the universe through a fissure in the space time continuum. James Gunn, the director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, described the Abilisk as both “a naked pink mouse” and “the inside of an old man’s ear”. 

Fire Dragon

The Fire Dragon was a gigantic dragon native to Muspelheim, the domain of Surtur and one of the Nine Realms. This beast could fly and presumably breathe fire. After a brief fight and chase with Thor, the Fire Dragon is beheaded by the Bifrost Bridge. 

Fenris

Fenris was an Asgardian wolf that was loyal to Hela and fought alongside her as Hela and Odin conquered the Nine Realms. Fenris stood 23 ft. tall and possessed enhanced senses as well as incredible strength and durability. When the conquering was done and Odin was ready for peace, he imprisoned Hela and Fenris was put to death. Upon Odin’s death millennia later, Hela was released from Hel and resurrected Fenris with the Eternal Flame. Fenris’ second death came at the hands of the Hulk when Fenris was thrown over the edge of Asgard. During their fight, Fenris is able to pierce the Hulk’s skin and is only the second character in the MCU to do so, the first being the Abomination. In the comics, Fenris Wolf is a character of Asgardian descent, said to be the offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboda, and is the brother of Hela. Unlike the her comic book counterpart, Fenris is a female in the MCU.


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