Real Name: Obliteron (presumably, see comments)
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial cosmic being
(Celestial) (possibly distant past to
Group Membership: Celestials (Arishem the
Judge, Eson the Searcher, Gammenon the Gatherer, Progenitor, Tefral
the Surveyor, Ziran the Tester, others), the Final Host (Callus the
the Exhumer, Zgreb the
Sorrower, two others)
Affiliations: The Final Host, the Horde, Loki (Loki Laufeyson)
Enemies: Avengers (Captain
America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes, Iron Man/Tony Stark,
She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson), Celestials (Arishem the
Judge, Eson the Searcher, Gammenon the Gatherer, Tefral the Surveyor,
Ziran the Tester, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout space
First Appearance: Avengers VII#1 (July, 2018)
Powers/Abilities: Like most Celestials, Obliteron possesses vast cosmic powers of unknown limits. Obliteron has been seen using godlike strength and durability as well as levitation allowing him to float above the ground.
Obliteron also carried a giant scythe of unrevealed
composition. The scythe was strong and durable enough to block blows
from Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, and could pierce even Celestial armor.
Eyes: Unrevealed (though a red or yellow glow emanated from the eye sockets of his armor)
History: (Avengers VII#5 (fb)) - An alien Horde-infected Celestial, Zgreb, awoke on Earth and went into space with Asgardian trickster god Loki to infect other Celestials including Obliteron. Upon being infected and converted into a dark Celestial, Obliteron joined others as the Final Host.
(Avengers VII#5 (fb) - BTS) - Obliteron joined the
Final Host in infecting and felling other Celestials.
(Avengers VII#1) - Having seemingly murdered several Celestials, Obliteron accompanied the Final Host to Earth.
(Thor V#8 (fb) - BTS) - Video footage was taken of Obliteron's arrival on Earth alongside Loki.
(Avengers VII#2) - The newly reformed Avengers flew into action against Obliteron and the Final Host but their attacks proved to have no effect. The barely living Celestial Eson the Searcher soon joined the battle, using its remaining life to aid the Avengers against Obliteron. Unfortunately, Obliteron easily pierced Eson's armor and impaled Eson on his scythe. Obliteron then decapitated Eson as the Asgardian Loki revealed himself as the Final Host's ally.
(Avengers VII#3) - As Obliteron silently watched,
Loki gloated about how the Final Host would cleanse the Earth of its
alien Horde infection by destroying it. When Loki mystically stole
teleportation grenades from Captain Marvel, Captain America hit the
grenades as they neared Loki with his shield, setting off the grenades
and teleporting Loki, the Final Host and himself into the heart of
Earth's sun. Obliteron and the Final Host proved unfazed by the heat of
the sun, however, and the Final Host returned to Earth to continue
their mission of obliteration.
(Avengers VII#4) - Obliteron stood with the other Final Host at Earth's North Pole as Valknar the Exhumer brought forth the underground Horde. He remained there as Valknar then caused the skies to rain fire, Ghost Rider mounted a rescue of Captain America and the summoned Horde infected the formerly deceased Celestials.
(Avengers VII#5) - When Ghost Rider successfully rescued Captain America, Obliteron swung his scythe towards Ghost Rider's Hell Charger to prevent their escape but narrowly missed the two heroes. Pursuing the heroes, Obliteron and the other Final Host were unleashed on a small Russian town. Obliteron used his scythe to tear huge rifts in the ground and the other Final Host rampaged through the town until the Avengers, some empowered by the Asgardian Blood of Ymir, confronted the Final Host.
(Avengers VII#6) - During the Avengers' battle with
the Final Host, Obliteron fought a giant-sized Thor, blocking his
attacks with his scythe. When Thor turned to assist Ghost Rider, Iron
Man (inside his Godkiller Mark II armor)
punched Obliteron. Ghost Rider then grappled with Obliteron as Iron Man
attempted to hold back Obliteron's scythe. Obliteron responded by
headbutting Ghost Rider, the force of which shattered windows for
miles. Obliteron then turned his attention towards Iron Man, slicing
off the arm of his Godkiller armor with his scythe, and Iron Man
retaliated by grabbing Obliteron, flying him into space and blowing up
his armor to damage Obliteron. Unfortunately, the Horde-infected
formerly deceased Celestials entered the fight and pinned Iron Man down
while Obliteron turned his attention towards Thor. When the Blood of
Ymir began to wear off the Avengers, they formed an Eternal Uni-Mind
together and burned the Horde, restoring the formerly deceased
Celestials but proving unable to burn out the infection from Obliteron
and the other Final Host members. Restored, the Celestials joined the
Avengers in the battle against the Final Host and Eson the Searcher
took the fight directly to Obliteron, punching him in the face.
(Avengers VII#8 (fb)) - Following the Final Host's defeat, Obliteron and the other Final Host were rounded up by the other Celestials.
(Thor V#8 - BTS) - Black Panther viewed video footage of Loki as he arrived on Earth with Obliteron as Iron Man returned to Avengers Mountain. Looking over the footage as well as other accounts of Loki's recent whereabouts, Black Panther and Iron Man discussed whether Loki had returned to evil following his old "anti-hero" phase.
(Avengers VII#21 - BTS) - As Black Panther had the Avengers Mountain computers pull up information on Phil Coulsen, the computer asked if he wanted to pause all other currently generating reports, including one on Obliteron.
(Avengers VII#24 - BTS) - When Ghost Riders Johnny
Blaze and Robbie Reyes were battling for control of Mephisto's Hell
realm, Blaze released the soul of Robbie's murderous uncle Eli Morrow
and allowed Eli to utilize the form of Obliteron to attack to Robbie.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness and Mark Morales.
It's possible that Obliteron is not his true name. For example, the Celestial Zgreb the Aspirant became Zgreb the Sorrower after it was infected by the Horde. It's possible that Obliteron was once named something else and the name was changed after his infection.
When Eli Morrow utilized the form of Obliteron in
Avengers VII#24, Robbie Reyes mistakenly identified the Celestial as
"Callus the Void" instead of Obliteron and Eli, likely unaware of who
the Celestial was, having never encountered him, claimed that Callus
was not controlling the Celestial's form. This issue is especially
confusing, as not only was Obliteron identified incorrectly, but Blaze
suggested that he could utilize the Celestial's form due to the
Celestial's death and subsequent placement in Hell. That statement was
confusing since readers had last seen Obliteron being taken into the
custody of the other Celestials and no death was ever seen. So either
Obliteron died off-panel somewhere or Blaze was simply placing Eli in
the form of Obliteron to trick Robbie. Given that Johnny Blaze was king
of Hell at that time, it would not surprise me if Blaze had simply
pulled the image of Obliteron from Robbie's memories in an attempt to
Profile by Proto-Man.
Obliteron has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#4, p12, pan2 (Obliteron with Valknar, main image)
Avengers VII#2, p20, splash page (Obliteron, headshot)
Avengers VII#4, p11, pan3 (Obliteron with fiery skies in background)
Avengers VII#5, p11, pan4 (Obliteron with Callus the Void)
Avengers VII#8, p6, pan1 (Obliteron captured)
Avengers VII#1 (July, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#2 (July, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Mark Morales, Jay Leisten (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#3 (August, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Paco Medina, Ed McGuinness (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Mark Morales, Jay Leisten (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#4 (September, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Paco Medina, Ed McGuinness (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Mark Morales (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#5 (September, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Paco Medina, Ed McGuinness (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Mark Morales, Karl Story (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#6 (October, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina (pencils), Mark Morales, Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#8 (November, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), David Maquez (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor V#8 (February, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Mike del Mundo (art), Wil Moss (editor)
Avengers VII#21 (September, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Jason Masters (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#24 (November, 2019) - Jason Aaron (writer), Stefano Caselli, Luciano Vecchio (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 01/18/2020
Last updated: 03/04/2020
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