Marvel Writer Confirms Dark Similarity Between X-Men and Eternals

Marvel Comics’ Eternals and Immortal X-Men writer Kieron Gillen has revealed he sees a dark connection between the two groups.

The author of Marvel Comics Eternals and Immortal X-Men, Kieron Gillen, has shared his take on the two hottest superhero groups this summer, revealing he sees a dark connection between them. While the X-Men recently vanquished death with their resurrection protocols, the Eternals have been immortal for millennia, meaning their society is a grim portrait of where Krakoa might end up in the future.

The biggest breakthrough writer Jonathan Hickman made during his tenure as the mastermind of the X-Men books was “remove death from the table in order to make death more interesting.“Marvel’s mutants are officially immortal, because each time one dies, their bodies are rebuilt by a group called the Five, and their minds, uploaded to Cerebro as a backup, are uploaded to the new ship. how amazing resurrection protocols can be, the Eternals have had something similar, but more effective, since their inception millennia ago. Thanks to celestial technology called The Machine, whenever an Eternal dies, their body is reconstructed down to the molecular level, but with a terrible price to pay: the life of a random human being.

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In an interview with Weekly entertainment, Kieron Gillen pointed out that the fact that the two groups are now immortal creates a deep and twisted connection. “One of the reasons this crossover is really interesting is that the X-Men are new immortals, while the Eternals are very old,said Gillen.The Eternals are a truly gruesome portrait of how Krakoa could end.” Of course, this also creates a power struggle, the consequences of which will be shown in the next Marvel event. Judgment Day. In the interview, Gillen quotes Magneto, who in the first issue of the miniseries says, “Did you think the powers that be would give up eternity without a fight?



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While this war for immortality is sure to be dramatic and exciting, the idea that the Eternals represent a glimpse into an ominous future for Krakoa is even more interesting. Gillen explicitly says in the interview that the Eternals are the “villains” of Judgment Day. In this context, their society can be seen as a negative example of where immortality can lead a group of people. The Eternals live isolated from the world; they see themselves as protectors of humanity, but they exhausted that role long ago and Earth is now protected by human heroes such as the Avengers. Right now, they’re just parasites that feed on human lives to survive, but still think they’re above humanity. It’s a ghastly vision of where Krakoa could be headed if the mutants pursue their policy of separation in the name of their supposed superiority over humans.


Gillen brilliantly explores the dark side of Krakoan politics and society in his Immortal X-Men series. It remains to be seen whether, after Judgment Day, someone on Krakoa will see the Eternals and their one-sided attack as a warning not to follow the current path the mutants have chosen. Immortality is a coveted prize, and Eternals and mutants aren’t the only ones fighting for it: what about humans? Regardless of how the conflict between the X-Men and the Eternals go, the mutants of Krakoa will have to seriously think about the consequences of their current policy of separation, and what role they want their society to play in the world if they are to avoid becoming like them. the Eternals.


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Source: Weekly entertainment

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