Marvel’s Ajak Character profile

Name: Ajak

Superhero Name: Ajak

Created By: Jack Kirby

Eternals issue 7 (2009) cover

Played By: Salma Hayek

Powers: Near immortality, superhuman strength, durability and stamina, molecular manipulation (again, not as advanced as Sersi), flight, cosmic energy manipulation in the form of beams being shot from the eyes and hands.

Mini Bio: Ajak is another Eternal where not a lot is known about them. What is known is that they were born male, and were reborn female in more recent years, to fit in more with the Eternals film.

During the Trojan War, Ajak was present and was mistaken for Ajax, and then was mistaken for Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs, and for Tecumotzin, the Lord Of Flight, by the Incas. Throughout history, Ajak has also served as the communicator between the Eternals and the Celestials, a role that they take great pride in.

Ajak has also faced a lot of hardship over the years – after they befriended a human archaeologist, Dr Daniel Damian, they were attacked by S.H.I.E.L.D., which resulted in the death of Damian’s daughter. This enraged the doctor, who used Celestial technology to transform Ajak into a monster, and sent them off to kill the children of Thena. The children were saved, and Ajak was returned to their normal form, but they were so filled with guilt for killing other children in their quest to find Thena’s offspring, they disintegrated themselves, and Dr Damian in the process.

But, like all Eternals, Ajak was resurrected, and turned human by Sprite, along with the rest of the Eternals. When they regained their memories, Ajak found that Makkari was now the chosen communicator for a Celestial, which caused resentment between the two. In revenge, Ajak sought out Gilgamesh and manipulated him into thinking that Ikaris and his Eternals are Deviants, which lead to Gilgamesh killing Makkari brutally, before blaming the murder on Druig, which led to war between Ikaris and Druig.

It is now assumed that Ajak then took back the role of communicator between Eternal and Celestial.

First Comic Appearance: Eternals issue 2 (1976)

Most Common Team Ups: Eternals

Comic Recommendations: Eternals (1976) by Jack Kirby, Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman, Eternals (2009) by Charles and Daniel Knauf

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