MARCUS IMMORTUS

Real Name: Marcus Immortus

Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Limbo) technology user

Occupation: Adventurer;
    possible Prince of Limbo

Group Membership: None

Affiliations:

EnemiesTerminatrix

Known Relatives: Kang or Immortus (father),  Revelation (mother)

Aliases: None (though he might also be known as Marcus Kang)

Base of Operations

First Appearance: Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#1 (September, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Marcus is an excellent physical condition, is a genius, and has mastered much of the temporal technology of Kang and Revelation. His own temporal powers are undefined, but much of his abilities seen were derived from technology. He wears partial body armor and uses a energy-enhanced dual blades on each gauntlet. He can teleport short distances, apparently by shifting through time.
    The following characteristics apply to the other Marcus Immortus, but may apply to this one, too:

    He has the means to pluck virtually any being from the timestream and return them to the exact point that he or she left, regardless of the length of time that person spent in Limbo. He can affect the memory and will of others, and has the means to implant his essence within a woman, enabling him to literally reborn through them.
    His presence within a reality governed by linear time causes massive temporal disruptions. He can construct a device to neutralize the temporal flux, but if he doesn't do so in time, the temporal disruptions will destroy that reality.

History:
(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2 (fb) - BTS) - Revelation frequently told the young Marcus that Limbic Infindibula would get him if he didn't finish his supper.

(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#1) - Marcus and Revelation discussed their plans for the Terminatrix.

(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2) - The Terminatrix followed the trail of her enemy (Revelation) to the "Odexis alternate Earth system of A.D. 9999."  There she was confronted by Marcus, who taunted her with knowledge of who had sent a group of Avengers to attack her. After a brief struggle, he led her into a razorweed pod, which entangled and contained her, until she was teleported away by the aged Immortus, who had gathered five other alternate Ravonnas, intending to have one of them assist Immortus and his Ravonna in dying at the exact same second.

(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#3) - After Immortus revealed that Marcus could be actively involved in his mother's death, the Terminatrix volunteered to end Ravonna's life the exact instant that Immortus died. Marcus released the Terminatrix from her paralysis, but warned her he could reinstate it at the first hint of betrayal. Seconds later, Immortus died and the Terminatrix ended Ravaonna's life. Apparently overcome by grief, Marcus was easily stunned by the Terminatrix, who escaped. However, after Revelation had convinced the Terminatrix to revive Kang to end the threat of Alioth, Marcus teleported to Revelation's side, where she apprised him of their progress.

(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#4) - Marcus and Revelation watched as Kang and the Terminatrix discussed their plans; Revelation revealed that this was the point that she and Immortus' father joined forces in ruling the empire. However, they both watched in horror as the Terminatrix stabbed Kang, sending him back into a coma, so she could write her own future.

(Avengers Forever#9 (fb) - BTS) - In an effort to consolidate his power and prevent his competitors from interfering with his plans, Kang set several of the temporal agencies against each other. Kang manipulated the Delubric Consortium against Revelation.
    Presumably this also affected Marcus, as he lives in Revelation's empire.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Mike Gustovich, and LaRosa & Martineck.

    Revelation and Kang joined together in her timeline. Sometime later she was apparently married to Immortus and had Marcus. It's a little confusing, because while there WERE many Kangs (until being exterminated by the Council of Kangs, which would have taken place chronologically BEFORE Kang and Revelation got together), there is only one Immortus. If his father is the Kang who became Immortus, then why is that Kang diverged into a single Kang and the sole Immortus in Avengers Forever. Apparently the events of Avengers Forever changed Immortus' past. I don't know...time travel theory gives me a headache.

This Immortus seemed a little...British? He referred to his mother as "Mum," for whatever that's worth.

For some odd reason, OHOTMUDE#11 inside front page in the Data Corrections III section states that "contrary to Avengers#200, Marcus is not the son of Immortus, which is why it was not listed under known relatives".
--Per Degaton

That is odd, and since it was never explained, and since all stories since then have described him as Immortus' son, and since there has been another Marcus Immortus appearance, as well as the similarity to Marcus Kang, I see no reason to believe this statement.
--Snood

Are the two Marcus Immortus the same being?

 

Profile by Snood.

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images:
Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2, 18, panel 3 (face)
        p19, panel 2 (body)


Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2-4 (October-December, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Gustovich (pencils), Don Hudson, Bud LaRosa & Dell Barras (#4) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 10/28/04

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