VALKNAR THE EXHUMER
Real Name: Valknar (presumably)
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 Void,
Obliteron, Zgreb the
Sorrower, two others)
Affiliations: The Final Host, the Horde, Loki (Loki Laufeyson)
Enemies: Avengers (Captain
America/Steve Rogers, 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, Valknar possesses vast cosmic powers of unknown limits. Some of the abilities displayed by Valknar include godlike strength and durability.
Valknar is teeming with fiery energy, which can
projected outward as blasts of force. The ultimate effects of the
energy appear to be different depending on the color of the energy
being channeled. For example, Valknar was seen project red energy into
the sky that caused the sky to burn and rain down fire. Green energy,
on the other hand, could be used to charge Valknar and was able to open
up physical rifts in the Earth.
History: (Avengers VII#5 (fb)) - An alien Horde-infected Celestial, Zgreb
the Sorrower, was awakened on Earth and Zgreb infected other Celestials like Valknar to create the Final Host.
(Avengers VII#5 (fb) - BTS) - Zgreb accompanied
Valknar and the other Final Host members in infecting and felling the
(Avengers VII#1) - Having seemingly murdered several fellow Celestials alongside the Final Host, Valknar the Exhumer accompanied the other Final Host to Earth.
(Avengers VII#3) - Valknar remained by the side of
the other Final Host as Captain America battled the Final Host's ally
Loki and disappeared with the Final Host when Captain America used
teleportation grenades to send the Final Host into the heart of Earth's
sun. Unfazed by the heat, Valknar and the other Final Host prepared to
annihilate Earth. Traveling to Earth's North Pole, Valknar opened rifts
to allow the Horde to emerge from Earth's underground caverns as
Captain America was forced to watch from afar by Loki.
(Avengers VII#4) - The other
Final Host Celestials joined Valknar in standing at the North Pole as
Loki teleported Captain America into the Earth to see the Celestial
Progenitor that began Earth's infection by the Horde. As Loki continued
his story of the Earth's Celestial origins, Valknar and the Final Host
began their annihilation of Earth with Valknar firing red energy into
the skies to make them appear to burn. After the skies began raining
fire, Valknar watched with the other Final Host as Ghost Rider drove to
Captain America's rescue.
(Avengers VII#6) - Following
Captain America's rescue, Loki ordered the Final Host to lay waist to
Earth but the Avengers stood ready to battle Valknar and the Final
Host. Made gigantic size by the Asgardian Blood of Ymir, She-Hulk got
Valknar into a bear hug before turning the grapple into a headlock.
She-Hulk then took a bite out of Valknar's armor, proclaiming it
tasting like a bomb in her mouth before Valknar turned focus towards
Thor. As the Final Host began to gain the upper hand, a
Celestial-empowered Ghost Rider blasted Valknar. The Avengers
ultimately managed to utilize Eternal techniques to form a Uni-Mind and
render the Horde dormant, reviving the newly-infected Celestials to help
against Valknar and the Final Host. During the subsequent battle,
Arishem the Judge physically fought Valknar while the Avengers worked
with the Celestials to take down the rest of the Final Host.
(Avengers VII#8 (fb)) - After
the Final Host was defeated, Valknar and the other Final Host were
placed in the custody of the non-Horde infected Celestials
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness and Mark Morales.
While Valknar first appeared in Avengers VII#1, Valknar was not identified by name until Avengers VII#6.
It was not clear how old Valknar was exactly. Zgreb
the Sorrower, another Final Host member, was seen to have been alive
since 1,000,000 B.C. but it was not known if that was also the case
Profile by Proto-Man.
Valknar the Exhumer has no known connections to:
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Avengers VII#3, p13, pan1 (Valknar the Exhumer, main image)
Avengers VII#3, p4, pan1 (Valknar, headshot)
Avengers VII#1, p30-31, pan1 (Valknar arriving on Earth)
Avengers VII#4, p11, pan2 (Valknar firing red energy into the skies)
Avengers VII#6, p6, pan4 (Valknar blasting green energy)
Avengers VII#8, p6, pan1 (Valknar captured)
Avengers VII#1 (July, 2018) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Mark Morales (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 Marquez (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 01/11/2020
Last updated: 01/17/2020
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