THE CIRCULATOR

Classification: Terrestrial teleportation device

Creator: Unrevealed (see comments)

User/Possessors: Avengers (Black Panther/T'Challa, Captain America/Steve Rogers, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson), Broo, Ursa Major (Mikhail Ursus)

First Appearance: (unidentified): Avengers VII#8 (November, 2018);
(identified/named as the Circulator): Avengers VII#12 (March, 2019)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Circulator is a teleportation device that can be linked to specific points on Earth. It can teleport multiple beings at once.

History: (Avengers VII#12 (fb) - BTS) - Once the deceased Celestial Progenitor was converted into the Avengers' newest headquarters, Avengers Mountain, the Avengers were able to partially reanimate the Progenitor circulatory system's cosmic energy to transform one of the Progenitor's ventricles into a teleportation hub.

(Avengers VII#8) - As Dr. Strange was about to depart Avengers Mountain, Black Panther showed him Avengers Mountain's global teleporter and suggested making one of the teleportation points Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum. Dr. Strange agreed to allow his Sanctum to be one of the teleportation points on the condition that Black Panther visit for dinner sometime.

(Avengers VII#11 - BTS) - When Russia's Ursa Major got irate during a meeting of international heroes and attacked Black Panther, Black Panther had the Avengers Mountain teleportation system transport Ursa Major from the meeting room to Siberia.

(Avengers VII#12) - Gorilla-Man was present in Avengers Mountain when the teleportation chamber activated. Upon seeing the alien Broo emerge, Gorilla-Man nearly attacked before Black Panther assured Gorilla-Man that Broo was an invited guest. Black Panther then informed Broo how the Avengers had been able to transform the deceased Celestial's ventricle into a teleportation chamber, remarking that the Avengers had yet to come up with a name for the teleportation chamber. Excited, Broo suggested calling the hub the Circulator and Black Panther agreed on the name.

(War of the Realms#2 - BTS) - After several Earth and Asgardian heroes were mystically teleported to Avengers Mountain alongside survivors of the Dark Elf Malekith's assault on New York, Black Panther informed the others that Avengers Mountain's Circulator teleportation systems were offline due to a previous situation affecting the Mountain's computer systems.

(Avengers VII#23) - She-Hulk and Thor arrived at Avengers Mountain via the Circulator, only to find Captain America warning them not to proceed further without proper protection from the demon-possessed Avengers Mountain.

(Avengers VII#24 - BTS) - Once the alternate reality demon Cosmic Ghost Rider was exorcised from Avengers Mountain, Black Panther communicated with the other Avengers to confirm that Avengers Mountain's computer systems were coming back online and that he had the Circulator ready to teleport Cosmic Ghost Rider into the detention area if any Avengers had eyes on the demon.

(Strikeforce I#1 - BTS) - Investigating mystic shape-shifters, Blade borrowed the Avengers Mountain teleportation systems to travel to Indonesia with other heroes who had been impersonated by the shape-shifters.

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and David Marquez.

It's somewhat unclear how to determine the "creator" of the Circulator, as it was originally a heart ventricle belonging to the Celestial who, after dying, was utilized as Avengers Mountain. Certainly, if one looks at who might've created the Celestial, the answer would be unclear since we don't know the full origin of the now-deceased Celestial. In terms of who converted the deceased Celestial's ventricle into a teleportation device, that would be the Avengers, if not Black Panther specifically.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Circulator has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#23, p1, pan1 (Circulator, main image)
Avengers VII#8, p10, pan2 (Circulator, supplemental)
Avengers VII#12, p8, pan1 (Circulator activating)


Appearances:
Avengers VII#8 (November, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), David Marquez (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#11 (February, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (pencils), Mark Morales, Scott Hanna, Karl Kesel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#12 (March, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (pencils), Mark Morales, Karl Kesel, Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
War of the Realms#2 (June, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dauterman (art), Wil Moss (editor)
Avengers VII#23 (October, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Stefano Caselli (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#24 (November, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Stefano Caselli, Luciano Vecchio (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Strikeforce I#1 (November, 2019) - Tini Howard (writer), German Peralta (art), Wil Moss (editor)


First Posted: 03/04/2020
Last updated: 03/04/2020

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