Avengers: Galactic Battalion

Type: Divergent earth @ 26th Century

Environment: Essentially earth-like

Usual means of access: Vibrational attunement; Time Travel

Dominant Life Form: Similar to Earth-616, including humanity, the Centaurians, and the Elan.

Significant Inhabitants: Galactic Avengers Battalion ("Archer Troopers," Hammer Troopers, Micro-Swarm, Repulsor Troopers, Shieldsmen, Jonz Rickard, "Visionoids"), Centaurians (Finu Birana + son, Farth, Lendu Garinta, Carva Tessara), emperor Rickard, First Terran Empire

First Appearance: Avengers Forever#1 (December 1998)






(Avengers Forever#8) - The Shi'ar Deathcry came to Earth, joining the Avengers and eventually telling them tales of her people's cruel domination of the Kree (conquered in the Kree-Shi'ar War, aka Operation: Galactic Storm). Aghast, and feeling guilty over their part in bringing about this state of affairs, they set out to make things right. After fierce battle, the Avengers were ultimately victorious, freeing the Kree from the Shi'ar. However, the devastated Kree could not stand alone against their former oppressors. Driven by duty and a debt of honor, the Avengers built space fortresses to protect the Kree; fortress manned by squads of Avengers.

(Avengers Forever#8 - BTS) - From these manned fortresses, the Avengers expanded into an interstellar Avengers Corps, eventually growing into the first Terran Empire.

(Avengers Forever#8) - The Galactic Avengers Battalion conquered the Elan, crushing the natives and declaring their planet pacified.

(Avengers Forever#1) - As twelve Centaurians plotted a rebellion against the Terran Empire, but they were detected by Jonz Rickard, who used his power to immobile the entire planet. He then sent in the Galactic Avengers Battalion Theta-4 to decimate the Centaurians, razing 17% of of the planet's surface and slaying 34% of the planet's population. He announced this as the punishment for any who would defy the will of the Avengers.
    These events were observed by the Time-Keepers, who decided that they would be forced to act to prevent these events and ensure their own existence.

(Avengers Forever#10 (fb) - BTS) - Wishing to show the Avengers the tyrants that they could become, Immortus transported the transtemporal group of Avengers to Earth-Avengers: Galactic Battalion and cast an illusion making them appear to be the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Avengers Forever#10) - Believing the Avengers to be heretics for using a duplicate of the legendary shield of Captain America, the Galactic Avengers Battalion attacked them. The Avengers were contained inside a power-draining Capti-Net, but Hawkeye accessed the Destiny Force to break himself and the others free, only to be brought down by the greater control of the Destiny Force by Jonz Rickard. The Avengers were fitted with inhibitor collars and thrown into a cell to await execution until being freed by Yellowjacket, temporarily allied with Immortus, who led them back to Limbo.

(Avengers Forever#11, 12) - The Galactic Avengers Battalion were amongst the Avengers from timelines that "went bad...turned dark and destructive" summoned to the Citadel at the End of Time by the Time-Keepers to hold off the Avengers while they prepared their Chrono-Cannon to eliminate all such realities which threatened their existence. They were also   opposed by Rick Jones, the Supreme Intelligence, Libra, and a second army of Avengers from timelines that didn't "go sour."
    When Captain America destroyed the Forever Crystal, all of the Avengers returned from whence they'd come.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco, and Jesŭs Merino.

    The Time-Keepers feared that humanity would some day become a threat to them and would thus decrease the chance that they would maintain dominance over the Time-Twisters. Because of this, and because of a large number of realities like Earth-Avengers: Galactic Battalion, the Time-Keepers considered destroying humanity altogether. Immortus convinced them to stay their hand initially, engineering the events of the Crossing to keep the Avengers occupied on Earth until the coming of Onslaught, which would keep them further contained on Earth.

It's Alpha Centauri B, ya bastiches!

    The first six pages of AVENGERS FOREVER #1 supposedly take place on the "fourth-closest planet to the star Beta Centauri" (also known as Beta Centauri IV).  This planet is the homeworld of the Centaurians and has been seen before in stories featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy.  In those stories, the homeworld of the Centaurians was known as Centauri-IV...and it was the fourth planet out from the star ALPHA CENTAURI B...which is NOT the same as the star BETA CENTAURI.
    Alpha Centauri is the star system which is the closest to Earth, being only about 4.3 light-years away.  It is a trinary star system which is composed of two stars (Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B) which orbit each other as a "relatively close binary" system 4.36 light-years away; and their distant companion, Proxima Centauri (sometimes called Alpha Centauri C), which is slightly closer to Earth (at 4.22 light-years away).
    Beta Centauri is a single star located about 525 light-years away from Earth.  As far as I know, there's never been a Marvel story which has been set in the TRUE Beta Centauri star system.
    According to various Guardians of the Galaxy stories, the aquatic alien race known as the Alpha Centaurians inhabit a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri A while Yondu's race, known as the Centauri, inhabit the fourth planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B, named "Centauri-IV" by human colonists from Earth (what the Centauri called their homeworld has never been revealed).  Also, there is a MARVEL PRESENTS text page which describes Proxima Centauri as an "anti-matter system."  This seemingly contradicts the Marvel Handbook which claims that the yellow-skinned humanoids from Centauri-Six (first seen in THOR #258) originated in the Proxima Centauri system.  However, aside from that handbook entry, there is no in-story evidence supporting this claim so it's very possible that the planet Centauri-Six was NEVER actually part of the Alpha Centauri system.
    I have to wonder why they would have made Proxima Centauri an "anti-matter system." I wonder if it could have been a retcon to cover up/fix that their journey to the nearest star instead took them to the second closest star. Additionally, we don't know for sure that that information is correct, nor that it applies to Reality-616.

   As I said, it's a very minor point but it really bugs me.

Don Campbell

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Not to be confused with:

other alternate Earths

Archer Troopers

I'm not certain if these were ever named...I have them written down, but they are obviously the ones (in the above image) patterned after Hawkeye. Also clearly seen in the image above are the "Visionoids" (Visionaries?).

--Avengers Forever#10 (11,12


Native to Beta Centauri IV (or, more likely Alpha Centauri B IV (see comments)), these would be the precursors of the race to which Yondu Udonta belongs in the alternate future reality of Earth-Guardians of the Galaxy, in the 31st Century.

Major cities include Zatoa (between the Great Wastes and the Plysa Forests), the southern city of Xiara, and Suutao.

Natives include Finu Birana + son, Farth, Lendu Garinta, and Carva Tessara.

They wield the Yaka arrows, composed of Yaka metal (aka Trillite) which responding to sound, enabling their direction to be altered in mid-air.
They are also known for its shipments of the delectable Kruna Fruit.


--Avengers Forever#1





Hammer Troopers


Patterned after Thor, they wield ionic hammers, enabling them to fly.


--Avengers Forever#1 (8, 10-12










Patterned after Ant-Man (+/- Yellowjacket and the Wasp), they are tiny creatures, buzzing through the air and ending life where they find it.


--Avengers Forever#1 (8, 10-12










Repulsor Troopers


Patterned after Iron Man, they fly, project energy blasts, and are protected by armor.


--Avengers Forever#1 (8, 10-12









Jonz Rickard


    Blood-kin to Emperor Rickard (ruler of the First Terran Empire, not seen), he is a descendent of Rick Jones and wields the Destiny Power to immobilize enemies, leaving them defenseless against his troops. He leads the Galactic Avengers Battalion Theta-4, and guided the conquer of the Elan and the slaughter of Beta Centauri IV as punishment for a small rebellion.


--Avengers Forever#1 (8, 10-12











Patterned after Captain America, they use shields and swords.


--Avengers Forever#1 (8, 10-12








Avengers Forever#10, p3, panel 1
    #1, p1, panel 6 (Centaurians)
        p4, panel 1 (Hammer)
            panel 2 (Repulsor)
            panel 3 (Shieldsmen)
            panel 4 (Micro-Swarm)
        p5 (Jonz Rickard)
    #8, p11, panel 1 (conquer Elan)

Avengers Forever#8 (July, 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Forever#10-12 (October-December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 10/17/13

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