The Celestials introduced a new being in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that tickled the geeky bones of the comic fans. There were no holes in questions and theories in this introduction. One of the most interesting questions is: will Galactus be the next major villain in the MCU due to the death of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame?
That question may irritate hardcore Marvel fans with its celebrity designs, since it’s not Galactus, but Celestials that were introduced. However, it’s not hard to understand why a person knows why the occurrence of the Celestials is in relation to Galactus. It is not because of it. Even though some fans thought Galactus is a celestial, it’s not.
Both are space gods that threaten to destroy the earth. Both giants have incredible power, and are very similar to the apocalyptic. Although they have almost identical identities, appearances, and goals, they have a big difference that sets them apart. Let’s take some time back into this.
What are the Celestials?
Celestials are giant cosmic beings created by Jack Kirby and appear in the Eternals comic in 1976. Celestials are the oldest races in the Universe for the uninitiated. The most common form of existence was celstials in the entire universe. They just made for the Big Bang and six Singularities (that were their source of the Infinity Stones).
Celestials are created by the First Companyment, a living embodiment of the first universe. Aspirants were made servants or toys of the First Companyment alongside their counterparts. The Aspirants worship the First Companyment as they sought their approval, while the Celestials wanted to control their existence.
The Celestials rebelled against their creator and destroyed the first Firmament and with their newfound freedom, the Celestials go, and the search for a species which reflects their interests, to find their own interest. Those experiments, called Celestial Hosts, created three species: Homo Immortalis (Eternals), Homo Descendus (Deviants) and Homo Superior (Mutants). After they’ve gone through their experiments, the Celestials will leave the planet and return later to pass judgment led by the Premier Celestial, Arishem the Judge. Arishem has the option of picking whether this planet is worth-keeping.
Galactus differs from Celestials.
The main difference between Galactis and Celestials is their creation. Galactus is not a creator of the First Firmment; instead he is a normal being named Galan from Taa. He is a explorer who discovered a radiation plague, a product of the Big Crunch (or the last stages of a multiversal renewal or cycle) that blasted its inhabitants and devastated Taas lands.
He was a terrible man, but in spite of no cure, he led a demon mission to die brilliantly. While his colleagues were killed due to the radiation, Galan was welcomed by the Genius of the Cosmos. Had Galan survived the Great Crunch, he was declared Galactus by the next cycle.
They have another difference in their situation. Celestials are in love with playing as gods. They experiment and judge their hosts and creations, but Galactus doesn’t do that. Galactus is literally an devourer of worlds because he needs them to survive. He won’t ruin a planet if he doesn’t find them wanting. In order to raise them, he converts them to pure cosmic energy.
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