Marvel’s Makkari Character Profile

Name: Makkari

Superhero Name: Makkari

Created By: Jack Kirby

Eternals: Celestia issue 1 cover by Nelson Blake II

Played By: Lauren Ridloff

Powers: near-immortality, immunity to all known diseases, superhuman strength, stamina and speed, flight, limited illusion casting, cosmic energy manipulation, teleportation

Mini Bio: Makkari is another Eternals who spent a lot of time in Greece and Eygpt in ancient times, and has also been mistaken for other gods. For him, he was mistaken for the Greek God Hermes, especially during the Trojan War. He was also mistaken for Mercury by the Romans. During World War II, Makkari used the name Hurricane (and pretended to be the son of Thor), and helped keep the Deviant Kro from causing more death on the battlefield. He has also been the on-and-off lover of Sersi.

In more modern times, Makkari has been chosen to communicate with the Dreaming Celestial – a Celestial trapped on Earth – and became its prophet. This affected Makkari greatly, the connection often referred to as an addiction that was slowly killing him. Eventually, he did die, and Sersi used all of her powers to transmute her own body into a replica of his, in an attempt to save him.

While it worked, the connection to the Dreaming Celestial had a great effect on Makkari – to the point where he has used up all of his resources trying to reach it again.

In Makkari’s most recent incarnation, he has changed sexes, and now takes the form of a woman.

First Comic Appearance: Eternals issue 5 (1976)

Most Common Team Ups: Eternals

Comic Recommendations: Eternals (1976) by Jack Kirby, Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman, Eternals (2021) by Kieron Gillen

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