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December 26, . July 26, . January 26, . April 25, . September 26, . October 26, . March 26, . September 9, with DVD ed. October 26, . January 26, . June 4, . November 26, . They defeated Zgreb and buried it underground in the territory that would become South Africa in modern times. The loss of the two Celestials drew the attention of the rest of the Celestials, and the First Host came to Earth. The Stone Age Avengers tried to fight the visitors, but they were soundly defeated. They additionally chose to keep Zgreb buried deep underground to keep the Horde infection contained.
According to Loki, the genetic modifications to the inhabitants of the Earth that would give rise to superpowered beings didn't happen because of the First Host, but were instead a result of the Progenitors' death. At the time, the Deviants , who far outnumbered the Eternals and the humans, were in the middle of war against on Atlantis and attacked the Celestial ship.
In retaliation, the Celestials landed on Lemuria. At the same time, the Atlanteans opened their magma vents to drive off the Deviants. Either by Celestial will alone, or the combined forces of Atlantis, the Eternals and The might of the Celestials, the continent of Lemuria was destroyed and Atlantis sunk beneath the sea. This Great Cataclysm reshaped the Earth's surface. It is also known that near this time, Arishem came into conflict with The Dreaming Celestial. The reason for this conflict is unknown and differing reasons have been given, but may have been about the course of the "experiment" on Earth That birth would destroy her in any case, but would need nourishment.
As she was hesitating between using Earth, causing quick extinction, or the Moon , with cataclysmic consequences on Earth, Zhang Heng proposed an alternative: the Sun. Bathing herself in the Earth's sun, she was destroyed while her progeny was found by Leonardo da Vinci in The Third Host came to Earth about years ago. Once again the Celestials moved across the globe experimenting and testing their handiwork.
Wary of the intervention of these "alien gods" Odin convened a gathering of all the known Sky-Gods like himself and choose three of their number to meet with the Celestials. Odin Borson , Zeus Panhellenios and Vishnu confronted Arishem and were quickly shown that it alone had the power to cut off each and every pantheon from Earth. This lead to all the Skyfathers pledging to not interfere with the Celestials for years. During A. In a confrontation, Nur slew all of Garbha-Hsien's guards.
Garbha-Hsien then sought to humble his fellow 'forever-walker', by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology, Nur attacked Garbha-Hsien and left the other immortal for dead. Not understanding how to kill an immortal, Garbha-Hsien survived and fled. After striking down Garbha-Hsien, Nur entered the Ship and lived on it for many years, not fully understanding how to communicate with it or control it. Using old hieroglyphs, Nur built a large Sphinx around the Ship, on his own, and began to hear a voice inside of his head.
The voice belonged to the Celestial, Eson the Searcher , who "spoke" through telepathy and called Nur "Apocalypse". Eson presented Nur with the proposition to use the technology on Ship to shape the destiny of the world, or simply leave and never remember anything. Nur accepted and Eson stated that one day, maybe in centuries or millennia, the Celestials would come for payments for their gifts. Shortly after finding the Ship, Nur and his Riders of the Dark were constantly attacked, by a young warrior with a sword and shield calling himself the Traveler. Seeking revenge, Thor blessed Jarnbjorn with his own blood to imbue it with the power to pierce Celestial armor.
In the 20th century, the Fourth Host of Celestials returned to Earth to judge the final stage in their genetic experiments. The appearance of these enigmatic giants around the world terrified the world's population and triggered the attempted intervention of S. The Celestials sealed themselves inside an impenetrable dome and began their judgement.
Odin, fearful of Celestial power and angered by their interference on Earth, gathered the life force of all of Asgard to battle the Celestials for the fate of the Earth. The Fourth Host then left Earth erasing the memory of their existence from the minds of humanity. Early in the 21st century, after being manipulated into awakening The Dreaming Celestial , the Eternals learned that was only through the efforts of the Eternal Makkari that it did not "reset local space-time one billion years past" or "destroy this corner of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The very presence of the Celestial The Dreaming Celestial as was called now was initially considered a threat and dangerous to the very existence of humanity, and all life on Earth by the Avengers.
It was only through the mental intervention of the Eternals that the foot Golden Celestial now standing in Golden Gate Park, was accepted by humanity at large. Soon after the High Evolutionary and Mr. Sinister somehow tampered with the Dreaming Celestial's armor, the prime Celestial Host came to Earth, apparently finally taking an interest in its re-awakening. Cyclops ' Extinction Team boldly attempted to bluff down the assembled Celestials and asked them to leave; they consented, but only when the Dreaming Celestial itself, now no longer infested by Mr.
Sinister's machinations told them to, pointing skyward. The Celestials thought that with life and creation there must be death and destruction so they created the Exterminators to be that death and destruction. However, the Exterminators turned against the Celestials who couldn't kill them so they separated the universe into the Multiverse and imprisoned and bonded them into space between the walls that separated realities.
However, the Celestials didn't learn from their first mistake and created the Death Seed with the same purpose, but far more manageable. Frequently traveling and teleporting from reality to reality and world to world weakened the walls. Tears, cracks and fissures grew larger and larger until the Exterminators were able to escape. Unfortunately, this portal opened the rift between realities wide enough for the Exterminators to pass through to Earth One of the Exterminators departed to Earth where he drained the Dreaming Celestial while the other two Exterminators remained on Earth, one feeding off the rift and the other seeking out the power of Apocalypse in the Death Seed.
Once again, as Tiamut was supposedly already dead by it's own hand on Earth , Celestial events become convoluted and almost mythological. Kang gave the axe to Uriel during his training to become the new Apocalypse. Uriel used the weapon to kill the Celestial Gardener outside the Starcore Station as part of the Apocalypse Twins' plan to trick the Celestials into destroying Earth while they evacuated all of Earth's mutants to Planet X.
Whether this truly destroyed the Celestial, or merely shunted it back to wherever the Celestials truly live as the Invisible Woman had previously done to help end the so-called Celestial-Watcher War is unknown. After Exitar's "destruction", Sentry revealed to Wasp that he would take a great journey moving the Celestial body far from Earth.
Before leaving, he warned her that they must prepare themselves because the Celestials' wrath would be mighty. Among their many solutions to halt the Incursions , the Illuminati asked Galactus to arrange a meeting with the Celestials so the group could ask them for help. However, during the meeting, the Celestials mysteriously vanished. While most of the heroes were busy fighting the Servitors. The magic users of the group cast a spell that returned the Celestial to its own dimension.
As it turned out, not all of the Celestials were destroyed by the Beyonders.
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A handful of survivors managed to escape and hide out at the furthest edges of the universe within the deep folds of space-time. Unlike the other cosmic beings, the Celestials that were destroyed were apparently not brought back to life when the Multiverse was restored. Logos believed himself to be the new judge of worlds, something the Celestials formerly did. Logos considered the Celestials to be unwanted competition as judges of worlds and thus destroyed the surviving Celestials, though he was told that nothing truly died by the Queen of Nevers , who secretly saved the One Above All while Logos killed the other Celestials, making him the last Celestial.
It was later revealed that Logos was being manipulated by the First Firmament in a bid to return to its original position as everything that is. Zgreb was eventually awakened in modern times when a team of archaeologists uncovered the underground cavern it was sealed in. The Fallen shouted "Summon Later, Loki , the Asgardian God of Mischief,  released the Fallen from its prison and used it to bring about the Final Host of Dark Celestials in order to wipe out Earth, arguing that the planet was ill-ridden as a result of the Progenitors' arrival and death having altered the Earth's evolutionary trajectory billions of years prior.
Before arriving to Earth, the Dark Celestials used the Horde to infect and kill every Celestial in existence. Their bodies were hurled to the Earth to herald the arrival of their murderers. During the Avengers ' final stand against the Dark Celestials, the bodies of the felled Celestials were reanimated by the Horde. When the Avengers joined their energies to form a gestalt Uni-Mind , they used its power to defeat the Horde, and it became dormant. The Celestials were freed from its influence, and they helped the Avengers take down the Dark Celestials.
History and Afterlife
The Celestials usually resemble massive male - or sexless - armor-clad humanoids of enormous size, with most of them standing two thousand feet meters in height and some even larger Exitar stands over 20, feet high. The "designs" on their armor are of a practical nature and each serves a function of one kind or another- Arsheim's formula of judgement on it's thumb for example. It has been reported that the Celestial' bodies are modular, made up of thousands of varied objects and beings.
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It has also been reported that they may combine to create larger more powerful amalgams and can animate severed limbs and even their computer-ware is sentient. The Celestials have a variety of internal defenses, such as armored behemoths, jellyfish-like antibodies, and winged and tentacled creatures which swarm in great numbers and can fire powerful blasts from their one eye. Allegedly, no one has even seen a Celestial without armor.
A theory from scientists is that they exist in Hyperspace , while their armors are simply channels allowing them to interact in the regular plane of reality. On Earth , it was stated that the armors worked on willpower and were controlled by thoughts. This process of reproduction is seemingly the rule,  but not the only way Celestials come into being.
The infant Celestial, dubbed the Star Child , was stated to be a "variant Celestial". For millions of years, the Black Galaxy was a universal curiosity, an area of space composed entirely of biological matter. A Red Celestial oversaw the process, using armored capsules to assemble the full armor of a new Celestial.
The bodies of Eric Masterson and Hercules were incorporated into this mixture. Also, a sphere of pure white energy became the center point for the Celestial's creation. When the alleged Celestial-slayer called Stellaris made a kamikaze run on the white sphere, her megaton impact triggered the final birthing process. The white sphere expanded to encompass the entire Black Galaxy, then contracted back to its original size, pulling the bio-matter of the entire Galaxy back into that point, leaving behind light years of completely empty space.
The compressed bio-verse of the sphere and the assembled Celestial armor combined to produce a new and unnamed Blue Celestial. The Rigellian Analyzer proffered that the Celestials may have created the Black Galaxy or merely commandeered it, and that the supposedly antagonistic Stellaris was both a necessary part of the birth process and encased in living armor identical to the Celestials'. According to Varua 's insight, the Celestials are Uni-Minds of entire planets clad in armors.
It is unknown if that is true, though Makkari expressed doubt and Legba hinted it wasn't true. On Earth , the race now known as the M'Kraan developed individuals who could be referred as mutants. That species of cosmic mutants then evolved a step beyond mutants, becoming the Celestials.
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One of those, Xodus the Harvester , thought that mutants from other worlds and that they would eventually rise to replace his kind. All Celestials are linked to one another by quantum telepathy, meaning no matter where or when they are they are in communion with each other. The Celestials' agenda is ultimately unknown, as is the exact purpose of the Celestials' genetic manipulation and "responsibilities".
Repeatedly returning to each world, the races in question are evaluated over a 50 Earth-year period and should a test-subject race "fail" by the Celestials' standards, Arishem the Judge 's judgement calls the coming of Exitar the Exterminator to the target world. Exitar, a Celestial ten times Arishem's own height, "purifies" the offending world of the race or races by destroying those non-life-affirming elements. Thor was on the planet Pangoria when this happened, and was told the issues at stake were "too great for even an immortal to grasp".
According to the Dreaming Celestial, the Celestial race are the instruments of the teeming of life in their respective universes under the will of an entity known as The Fulcrum that serves as the mastering force behind the equilibrium of all creation. Planets populated by a viable base species possessing the requisite neurological potential are chosen for cultivation.
One hundred specimens are evolved into Eternals , another hundred, into Deviants , with the former being created to be more powerful while the latter being created to breed more efficiently and prodigiously. The Celestials then leave their specimens to their own devices and after nineteen cosmic cycles the tested planets are chosen for destruction.
The aggregate energy from the base species is harvested and channeled to the Fulcrum. If the planet's aggregate energy signature is consistent with the Eternals, then the life force will be transferred to the Celestials before being sent to the Fulcrum. However, if the aggregate energy signature is consistent with the Deviants, then the life force will be transferred to the Horde, a malicious counterpart to the Celestials and the instrument of reaping on chosen planets under the order of the Fulcrum.
On their last evaluatory visit to Earth in the Fourth Host, the Celestials wiped all memory of their existence from most of humanity. The only entities remaining aware of the Celestials' existence were the Asgardians , who actively opposed the Celestials' unrevealed motives; the other pantheons; and Earth's Eternals and Deviants. In modern times, however, with the rise of superhumans, many superheroes rediscovered the existence of the Celestials. According to the visions of Kyle Richmond , and the Watcher's equipment, the Celestials came from the same universe as the Elders of the Universe.
These beings would advance their natural evolution to such a state in which they would begin to lose all definition. In an attempt to maintain what little identity they had left, the Celestials would create giant suits of armor out of Vibranium to co-habitate. The Celestials also lost the means to reproduce, and would soon find a very devastating way around this: by "impregnating" a planet with a portion of their essence, it would become an "embryo" that would gestate and grow into a new member of their race.
The planet in question would also be "injected" with Vibranium to form into a new shell for the newly born Celestial. As a form of protection of that growing Celestial, it's "parents" would manipulate the DNA of a planet's dominant life-form to gain super-abilities and unknowingly act as antibodies, protecting the planet until the Celestial is born. Each race they manipulated would have three tiers of mutation, the first would be for each individual to manifest their own powers.
These powers usually would manifest when triggered by a catalyst radiation for example , and the powers would vary depending on a number of factors, usually a combination of the outside catalyst and the subjects subconscious image of themselves. The second tier would be to have every member of their race exhibit the same ability, and the third would be a total loss of identity, those at this stage would be defined by what others around them believed them to be.
This was installed as a fail-safe, should the Celestials ever have to quell a rebellion, it would be a matter of willing their wayward anti-bodes dead.