Marvel’s Gilgamesh Character Profile

Name: Unknown

Superhero Name: The Forgotten One/Gilgamesh

Created By: Jack Kirby

Gilgamesh panel from Eternals volume 4 by Daniel Acuna

Played By: Don Lee

Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, reflexes, cosmic energy manipulation – including the ability the rearrange objects on a molecular level, telekinesis, flight, advanced healing, immortality

Mini Bio: Gilgamesh spent centuries known as the Forgotten One, as he was outcasted by his fellow Eternals by meddling too much in the human world. During this time, he was mistaken for heroes such as Hercules and Gilgamesh. Eventually, Spite convinced him out of his Exile and he joined his fellow Eternals to battle against the Deviants. Around 3000BC, he took on the name Gilgamesh.

In more modern times, Gilgamesh travelled to New York and saved Franklin Richards, the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm, aka Mr Fantastic and The Invisible Woman. He then joined the Avengers and helped them battle manly villains until he was badly injured and had to return to Olympia to recuperate.

Once he was healed, he stayed with Hercules for a while, before rejoining the Eternals once more.

First Comic Appearance: The Eternals issue 13 (1977)

Most Common Team Ups: Eternals, Avengers

Comic Recommendations: Eternals (1976/77) by Jack Kirby, Hercules (2015) by Dan Abnett, Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman

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