Marvel took a chance when they created a movie based on the unknown Guardians of the Galaxy. However, thanks to a great director (James Gunn) and a great cast that meshed perfectly together, it ended up as one of Marvel's most popular franchises. In 2020, they will try to do it again with The Eternals, another lesser-known franchise taking place in the cosmic universe.
The good news is that the cast is already in place to be one of the best in Marvel history, with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, and Salma Hayek leading the way. With so many Eternals in Marvel Comics, it is important to know that these are some of the most powerful characters in existence. Here is a look at the most powerful Eternals from the comics.
Interloper is one of Earth's Eternals but chose not to deal with any of them outside of a friendship with Gilgamesh. One of his key enemies was the Dragon of the Moon, who Interloper fought on numerous occasions, including by the side of the Eternals of Titan. After what he thought was his final battle with the Dragon, he became a hermit and lived away from everyone.
Interloper has most of the powers of the other Eternals of Earth, but he also has some specialized powers due to his discipline and training. As with all Eternals, he is immortal. He has superhuman strength, but only in the 40-ton range. One of his impressive abilities is inducing fear in those around him that is so intense they won't even attempt to face him.
Gilgamesh will appear in the MCU Eternals movie, portrayed by Don Lee. In Marvel Comics, Gilgamesh is also known as The Forgotten One and is one of the strongest and most durable of the Eternals. While Gilgamesh does not have a lot of fans, he is basically the Eternals version of Thor, and that makes him pretty powerful.
Gilgamesh is physically the strongest of the Eternals and has the strength easily to lift over 100 tons. He is considered the most powerful of Earth's Eternals, is immortal, does not age, and is immune to most Earth's diseases. He also has a regenerative healing factor.
Sersi is possibly the most famous member of The Eternals for one big reason -- she was a member of The Avengers in Marvel Comics. There is no word yet on whether or not Sersi will appear in The Eternals movie, but it would make sense based on her popularity. In comics, she is a sorceress who left the Eternals to live among humans.
Sersi is almost immortal and indestructible. She also possesses super strength and durability, but on a smaller scale of brings like Gilgamesh. She possesses the power of telepathy and can control weaker minds to do her bidding. She also has the skills of illusion and is considered a Class 4 or 5 when it comes to Eternals with this power.
Makkari is another member of The Eternals that will be in the MCU movie, portrayed by The Walking Dead actor Lauren Ridloff. The character was male in the comics but is female in the film as the first deaf MCU superhero.
Makkari is the one member of The Eternals that loved to interact with humans the most and often visited Earth to help and teach humans various skills. He has superhuman strength, with the ability to lift about 30 tons. However, his key power is super speed, which he has boosted to almost unprecedented levels.
Thena is the leader of the Eternals, and this is the character Angelina Jolie will portray in the movie. She was a warrior who took over as leader of Earth's Eternals when Zuras died. She has also, at times in Marvel Comics, been the greatest enemy of The Eternals when the Deviants brainwashed her to battle Ikaris.
By channeling cosmic energy, Thena can lift up to 25 tons. She is also immortal, as are other Eternals. While she is not the most powerful, she is one of the greatest warriors, fighters, and leaders of the Eternals of Earth.
Ikaris is another Eternal that will appear in the MCU movie. He is the most popular of the Eternals when it comes to Marvel Comics fans. Ikaris is one of the most superhero archetypes of The Eternals and one of their greatest fighters. To prove how strong he is, Ikaris defeated the first mutant, Apocalypse.
Ikaris is also the one Eternal that believes that they should play the role of superheroes and often clashes with Thena when it comes to the role they play in the world. Richard Madden plays Ikaris, and if you want to know how powerful he is, he has defeated Silver Surfer in the pages of Marvel Comics.
Thane is a hybrid. He is an Eternal, but he also happens to be an Inhuman. See, Thane is the son of Thanos and an Inhuman woman who returned pregnant with his child after the two sides clashed. Thane ended up incredibly powerful because of this but had little control over his powers at first as they were unstable.
The powers that Thane gained as an Inhuman after undergoing Terrigenesis was deadly. He had the power of the Death Touch, where anyone touched with his left hand died. When he lost control, anyone close to him was in danger of being killed. Thane's right hand left people in a stage of "living death." On top of that, he possessed Eternals powers of immortality and more.
Ajak is another member of The Eternals to get a gender swap on the way to the MCU. In this case, it is Salma Hayek who portrays the great warrior on the big screen. In the comics, Ajak was considered the greatest warrior in the history of The Eternals.
Ajak was so powerful that he was awakened from a long slumber when The Eternals needed to defeat the Deviants. He was, at one time corrupted by the Deviants, and slaughtered many Eternals as an unstoppable assassin. He even defeated Thor in a battle.
The biggest surprise for people who don't read the comics is that Thanos is an Eternal. He is not one of Earth's Eternals, obviously, but he is one of the Eternals of Titan. In the MCU, Thanos already proved to be the single most powerful being in the universe, taking all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes to defeat him in Avengers: Endgame.
Thanos was not only one of the Eternals of Titan, but he was born with Deviant Syndrome, the Eternals version of someone born a mutant. In the end, the Deviants are the counterparts of the Eternals. Thanos is easily the most powerful of Titan's Eternals who can manipulate cosmic energy and has increased powers due to Death resurrecting him.
The most powerful member of The Eternals in Marvel Comics is Kronos, and it isn't even close. Kronus ruled the Eternals years in the past with his brother Uranos. However, when war broke out between brothers, with Uranos wanting war and Kronos wanting peace, Uranos lost, and Kronos became the ruler on Earth.
However, an accident in his lab destroyed Kronos' physical body, and he became one with the universe itself. Kronos has an intellect that is superior to any human as well as cosmic awareness and telepathy. He can control deceased humans and can exert control over time. Thanos compared Kronos' power to that of Galactus.