ETERNALS OF EYUNG
Location/Base of Operations: The planet Eyung (aka Eternus), somewhere in the Andromeda galaxy, now destroyed
Known Members: Grom;
all citizens live on in the composite mind of the Over-Mind
Affiliations: None known
Enemies: Gigantans of Gigantus
Aliases: The Eternians, Eyungians
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#115 (October, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: The Eternals (also called Eyungians or Eternians) were extremely long-lived.
Traits: The Eternals of Eyung were human-looking in appearance. They had vast technology and great strength. They had several interstellar fleets, anti-matter reaction bombs, and other unknown forms of technology.
History: (Fantastic Four I#115 (fb) / Quasar I#16 (fb)) - Millennia ago, the Eternals lived on a ringed planet that was "a place of primitive savagery --rampant, unchecked-- yet existing side by side with science and technology to stun the senses!" The Eternals mastered science and discovered ways to stave off aging and natural death, but their savage natures drove their race to war. Endlessly battling, destroying, and enslaving other planets and races, the Eternals were known for being merciless and cruel, and they were never known to lose a battle.
When the Eternals weren't waging war, they engaged in arena-style games that pitted their greatest warriors against men and beasts while public crowds watched. In the greatest game, Grom, a powerful conqueror and gamer, was pitted against a fully armed battalion of slaves and won, and thus Grom was named the Champion of Champions.
At some point, the Eternals launched a war upon the galaxy-sized Gigantus. After an untold amount of time battling the Gigantans, the Eternals realized that they would be unable to win this war through conventional means, and left the planet in retreat. They left Reaction Bombs behind that set off a chain of ever-mounting explosions that destroyed Gigantus, but not before the Gigantans launched a vast armada toward the Eternals' home planet, the largest armada the Eternals had ever seen. When the Reaction Bombs hit, the planet began exploding. Before they were wiped out, however, millions of the Eternals entered synthesizing chambers, and the brain power of a million souls was fed into the form of Grom. The Eternals prophesied that Grom would live on conquering in the Eternals' name after he had incubated for a few eons. Their planet was soon destroyed after that.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, John Buscema, and Joe Sinnott.
Read the Grom/Over-Mind profile for the history of the Eternals who lived on in Over-Mind's form.
Originally, the planet was called Eternus, but later retconned to Eyung -- either works. To the best of anyone's knowledge, they have no connection to Earth's Eternals, but given that whole race-mind thing, they just might be (think: Uni-Mind).
Profile by Chadman
The Eternals of Eyung have no known connection to
Fantastic Four I#115, p3, pan3
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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