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Celestials, skyfathers, cosmics...help me out here comicbook heads!!!

evoljeanyes Members Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 2012 in Quite Comical
So I am not going to lie I have a comic book fetish I developed from my dad! How do we categorize these folks and give me an example of all the different categories characters are separated into and an example if you can.

For instance: Odin is a skyfather
Abstract: Galactus (right) add on or correct me if I'm wrong thanks


  • The Lonious Monk
    The Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Members Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Galactus isn't really an Abstract. I think he can take on that form, but he has been referred to as the most powerful living being in the Marvel Universe. That suggests that he's not really an Abstract. The Abstracts are characters like Eternity, Death, Infinity, Oblivion, etc...

    As for your question, I don't think there is really a bunch of categories for Cosmic characters. They are usually just ranked in tiers.
  • rage
    rage Members Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd go Abstracts, Celestials, and then Skyfathers. But like 90% of these comparos it depends on which writer is writing which character. I've found these "vs" comparos pretty useless in comics because things change based on the writer at the time. Wouldnt be surprised if the next Avengers book had Squirrel Girl beating Infinity.
  • a.mann
    a.mann Members Posts: 19,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    Cosmic entities

    The Living Tribunal - the judge of the cosmic entities who ensures that the cosmic laws are obeyed,[3] and safeguards the multiverse from mystical imbalance. It has declared itself to "transcend the realms of Death and Eternity, Order and Chaos. All the opposing realities", likening itself to all spectra and scales of dualities and balance. Before the Living Tribunal can act his three faces must reach a unanimous verdict; these represent Necessity, Vengeance and Equity.
    It claims to act as a representative for an even higher being, that has never been explicitly shown. The Tribunal is generally considered to be the most powerful of all known cosmic entities. Note that the Tribunal rules over all of the Marvel Universe's alternate versions as well; an M-Body of the Living Tribunal is present in each universe of the Marvel multiverse.

    Nemesis - A being formed when the seven Infinity Gems come together. It claims to exist to create universes.

    Eternity - Sentience and de facto supreme being of the universe. Sometimes acts in conjunction with its counterpart, Infinity. When talking to the Silver Surfer about various universal trinities the Living Tribunal likened Eternity to necessity.[4]

    Death - Embodies the end that eventually comes to all living things, ranging from single cell organisms, sentient mortal beings to the universe itself. The opposite of Eternity. The Living Tribunal likened Death to vengeance.[4]

    Infinity - The counterpart of Eternity, but appears as a female. Believed to embody the concept of space, and along with Eternity embodies the space/time continuum. Perhaps better described as "the other side of the coin," and not as a fully separate entity from Eternity.[5]

    Oblivion - The counterpart of Death, but appears as a male. Embodies the nothingness from which everything came and will eventually return to. Perhaps better described as "the other side of the coin," and not as a fully separate entity from Death.[6]

    Master Order - Embodies the universal concept of Order. Opposite of Lord Chaos. Likened to necessity by the Living Tribunal.[4]

    Lord Chaos - Embodies the universal concept of Chaos. Opposite of Master Order. Together with Master Order, Lord Chaos claims to be responsible for assigning fates to mortals. Likened to vengeance by the Living Tribunal.[4] Master Order and Lord Chaos created the In-Betweener as a balance between them.

    Galactus - The devourer of worlds and sole survivor of the destruction of the previous universe, reborn in the Big Bang as a "galactic ravager". Although not an abstract, non-corporeal being,[1] his true form is unknown.[8] He has stated that he exists to rectify the imbalances of Eternity and Death,[9] prevents Abraxas' destructive influence on the universe, and in one alternate future initiates the creation of the next universe.The Silver Surfer has stated that Galactus' death would cause an explosion with a span of 42 light years,and Eternity has stated that Galactus' death would result in the eventual collapse of the universe.Eternity has referred to him as the "third force of the universe", he has called Eternity "father",and Death has called him "my husband and father, my brother and son", as they were "born at the same moment" and are "two corners of that great triangle which is the universe". The Living Tribunal likened Galactus to equity.

    In-Betweener - Represents the synthesis between all concepts within the universe, such as life and death, order and chaos, love and hate, 🤬 and man, impotence and omnipotence. However, it resents its servitude to Order and Chaos, and has tried to break free several times. The In-Betweener was directly created by Order and Chaos and is looked upon by them as an agent. The Living Tribunal likened it to equity.

    The Phoenix Force/Jean Grey - The Phoenix is the culmination of all psionic energy that exists, has existed, or ever will exist, via sentient life, it has been described as "a manifestation of the Prime Life-force" and "the passion of creation". In the universe which existed before the current Marvel Universe, the Phoenix Force saved all life from damnation, ensuring that Galan of Taa remained alive long enough to meet and unite with the Sentience of the Universe, to be reborn as Galactus in the current creation.
    It has a tendency to materially manifest via telepathic mortals at which times it is often portrayed as being a powerful force throughout the Marvel universe. At other times, it is known to exist as a non-conscious essence of nature, devoid of interaction with the physical realms. The Phoenix Force is usually associated with the mortal mutant Jean Grey who serves as avatar/host of the Phoenix Force. Jean Grey has now actually become one with the Force, with all others merely serving as temporary vessels.
  • a.mann
    a.mann Members Posts: 19,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Celestials - A race of cosmic beings with several human-like qualities. Apparently, they guide cosmic evolution to create new beings such as themselves, and possess power enough to create entire universes, or contain such within themselves.They have numerous possible origins.

    Cosmic Cubes - Objects of great power. Not always cubical, and in such cases referred as "cosmic containment units". Created by the Beyonders to test the concept of desire in mortal beings. They can grant wishes, but eventually are "born" into individual entities. The Shaper of Worlds, Kubik, and Kosmos are all former cosmic cubes. Possess power enough to erase galaxies from existence,[18] attain galactic size and create universes,[17] or collapse one upon itself.

    Stranger – A cosmic mystery. The Living Tribunal once stated that on the empty fourth side of its skull "there could have been the face of the Stranger", and "I bestride all dualities, but I am not unified! I judge the dualities, and must thus know their nature! I who could be all must be but a part! I must be apart!."[4] The Stranger initially claimed to be a composite being, the result of the planet Gigantus' population merged into one entity, although this is likely a lie told by the Stanger to keep his true origin shrouded in mystery. The Stranger himself may not know his true origins, thus making him a stranger even to himself.

    Kronos- Once the ruler of Eternals of Earth. One of his experiments blew his atoms apart, so he now exists as a humanoid nebula. Apparently considered a cosmic entity with control over time.[20]
    Anomaly - A bizarre being that embodied exceptions to all things. It existed in a state similar to that of Chronos, but was killed (and its position and power assumed) by Oblivion's agent, Maelstrom. However, it was later shown to have been resurrected .

    Eon - Responsible for choosing the Protectors of the Universe, mortal champions elected to face one specific menace to life in the universe each. Killed by Maelstrom, but succeeded by its "daughter" Epoch.
    Origin - A being apparently responsible for the existence of all superheroes and villains, by manipulating events and implanting ideas in their minds. Needs to incarnate in living bodies. Its enemy is the Un-Being.

    Un-Being - An agent of Oblivion, seeks to 🤬 Origin and erase all reality. Apparently also needs to incarnate in living bodies.

    The Beyonders are a race from outside the main physical universe. Their form and purpose is unknown. It is known that they exist outside of linear time, and that they created the Cosmic Cubes.[17]

    The Infinites - Higher-dimensional entities far above Eternity, who once tried to 'align' the universe to a more balanced and efficient configuration. They are using planet-sized Servitors and Walkers to act as representatives and workers in lower realms.

    The Proemial Gods- "Conceived through intent" by the Universe itself in the earliest stages of the creation event, as "order to balance chaos", and "caretakers", "tasked to maintain cosmic consonance". When Diableri of Chaos wished to impose his own will upon the Universe, a civil war broke out amongst them. Eventually, Diableri brought the war to Galactus. Galactus personally slew Diableri, and imprisoned the latter's two main lieutenants, Tenebrous of the Darkness Between and Aegis Lady of All Sorrows, possibly along with Antiphon the Overseer, within the Kyln.

    Deathurge - Embodiment of suicide, and herald of Oblivion, capable of killing virtually anything, including cosmic entities, with its assortment of ebon weaponry. Loosely based on the Black Racer.
    Franklin Richards has been labelled as an equal by the Celestials, he has also in different realities born the Phoenix Force and become Galactus.

    Franklin Richards has been labelled as an equal by the Celestials, he has also in different realities born the Phoenix Force and become Galactus.
  • evoljeanyes
    evoljeanyes Members Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭✭✭
    YO GOOD ASS DROP BROTHERRR...where did you get this from?