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The character of Eternity plays a big part in Thor: Love and Thunder, despite only being in the film for five minutes in the end.
But, who is this silent, powerful character, able to kill all the gods, or bring the dead back to life?
I have all your answers here!
Who Is Eternity?
Eternity is essentially the personification of the Marvel Universe. Each universe within the Multiverse has its own Eternity, along with their ‘sister’ counterpart, Infinity. Eternity is also the personification of Time itself. To simplify it, Eternity has been described as the sum total of all life and everything which exists in the universe, or, even simpler, Eternity is the Marvel Universe in a humanoid form.
What Does Eternity Do?
Because Eternity is everything living thing, and everything living thing is Eternity, what Eternity does is control everything in existence. The only thing it does not control is the cosmic balance of power, which falls into the Living Tribunal’s duties. In saying that, Eternity does not often interfere, preferring to only step in when absolutely needed/when its hand is forced, like the Watcher.
Who Created Eternity?
Nobody created Eternity – the being was created at the same time as the universe. If it dies, the universe dies, if the universe is ressurected, Eternity is also ressurected.
What Are Eternity’s Powers?
Eternity is one of the most powerful beings in all of creation, with near omnipotence, an unlimited ability to manipulate time, space, energy, matter or reality for any purpose it wishes. Etnernity is also immortal and is capable of manifesting physically as any living force within the dimension, sometimes, Eternity also manifests itself inside the body of a hero such as Thor, Doctor Strange and Storm. This makes it a hard thing to manipulate or control, but that hasn’t stopped people like Thanos attempting it with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet.
Where Does Eternity Show Up In Marvel Comics?
Eternity’s first appearance was in Strange Tales (1951) issue 138 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. After that, a good bet is to go through Jim Starlin’s Infinity Saga, which ran from 1990 to 2018 – the titles were: Thanos Quest, Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Infinity Crusade, Infinity Abyss, Infinity, Infinity Countdown and Infinity Wars – all of this dealt with Thanos, Infinity Stones and Eternity turns up throughout, as Thanos was attempting to take it out, so he could rule the universe.