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"I love the people of this planet. But if you stop this Emergence, you are preventing so many other worlds like this one from being created. I still have faith in Arishem, but I refuse to hurt any of you for my beliefs."
―Kingo[src]

Kingo is a cosmic-powered member of the community of genetically-engineered Eternals. Created by the Celestials in the World Forge, Kingo was sent to Earth in 5000 BC to progress the planet's societal development. Kingo was a warrior in the group who proved a useful asset in their fight against the Deviants. After the Eternals parted ways in 1521, Kingo grew more attached to humankind, and settled in India to become a famous Bollywood movie star, dancer and director, known professionally as Raj Kingo Deva (Hindi: राज किंगो देवा).

In 2023, Kingo was approached by his old friends to get his help in stopping the Emergence. Kingo, alongside his valet Karun Patel joined the other Eternals on their mission to recruit the rest of the team, reuniting with Thena, Gilgamesh, Druig, Phastos and Makkari. When the team plotted to stop the Emergence and go against the wishes of the Celestials, Kingo grew doubtful of the plan, and following Ikaris' betrayal, Kingo left the group due to his conflicting beliefs. After the Emergence was stopped, Kingo was pulled into space alongside Phastos and Sersi by Arishem the Judge, so Earth could face judgement.

Biography

Creation

Kingo was built and programmed by Arishem the Judge, and was sent to multiple planets to protect and help evolve sentient life forms from the Deviants, powering a Celestial seed inside the planet, which would absorb the energy made from the sentient lifeforms. Eventually, the Emergence would occur, destroying the planet in the process. Upon finishing their mission, the Eternals would be sent back to the World Forge to have their memories erased and reset.[1]

Protecting Humans

Arriving on Earth

"We're Eternals. We came here from Olympia seven thousand years ago, to protect humans from the Deviants."
Sersi

Kingo arrives on Earth in 5000 BC

Kingo alongside the rest of the Eternals were sent to Earth on the Domo. Once awoken, the Eternals were provided with suits to wear before arriving at the planet. Kingo, being one of the Eternal's main fighters, landed on Earth first to fight the Deviants. Kingo was assisted by Makkari in defeating one of the creatures, and he complimented her on her fighting ability. When the Deviants attacking the humans were defeated, the Eternals presented themselves to the race they were assigned to protect.[1]

Defeating the Deviants

In 575 B.C., Kingo resided in Babylon along with the other Eternals, defending the city and helping it reach and keep the status as the greatest city on Earth. He notably took part in a fight against a group of Deviants, among which Enkidu. During the attack, Kingo complained that Thena had killed a Deviant that he targeted, but quickly forgot about it as he found another creature to kill. He then helped the other Deviants fight and kill Enkidu.

Kingo took part in the party celebrating the victory of the Eternals over the Deviants, admiring the illusions generated by Sprite to tell their story. He then took a drink, although he was annoyed by Gilgamesh sitting to close to him.

Kingo was also present during the Fall of Tenochtitlan, during which he helped kill the remaining Deviants. Once he returned to the other Eternals, he found them under attack by Thena who was suffering from a Mahd Wy'ry crisis. Kingo checked on Makkari, who was healed by Ajak. Once Thena was knocked unconscious, Kingo regrouped with the Eternals in a pyramid, wondering what would happen if Thena fell under Mahd Wy'ry again.

In the aftermath of this attack and Druig's departure out of frustration that he was not allowed to interfere with human conflicts, Kingo was instructed by Ajak to live his own life until the Eternals would be reunited.[1]

Leaving Sprite

"I got sick of moving every five years. People freak out when they notice that you don't... age".
"I thought we were friends."
―Kingo and Sprite[src]

Following the disbandment of the Eternals, Kingo lived with Sprite for a time. However, he felt tired of having to find excuses to explain why Sprite seemingly did not grow old and of having to find new places to live once people became too suspicious. Therefore, Kingo eventually decided to leave Sprite behind as they lived in Macedonia and to continue his path alone, which soon led him to India.[1]

Bollywood Star

"That's my great-grandfather, that's my grandfather, that's my father, and that's me. I'm part of a great Bollywood dynasty."
―Kingo to Sprite[src]

Once having settled into India, Kingo made a name for himself in the Bollywood film industry. To hide his immortality, he claimed throughout the years that he belonged to a single lineage of actors. He became a renowned actor, dancer and director, credited for multiple films including Khel, Youva Prem, Phantom Gun, the Shadow Warrior film series and Sarosh ke putra. In the 1970s, he met Karun Patel, who was shocked upon learning of his agelessness and attempted to stake Kingo through the heart, believing he was a vampire. The two eventually reconciled, with Patel becoming Kingo's loyal assistant and friend.[1]

Emergence

Reuniting with the Eternals

"Sir, may I say something?"
"Please don’t say anything."
"I think you should go."
"I just said don’t say anything."
""Life affords no greater duty than to protect one’s family!" Remember? It’s your favorite line from
The Shadow Warrior 2: Voyage of Time. Your family needs you."
Karun Patel and Kingo[src]

In 2023, Kingo was filming for a new movie, Legend of Icarus, in which he portrayed a fictionalized version of his fellow Eternal Ikaris. He was then surprised upon seeing that Ikaris, Sersi and Sprite had come to visit. Although initially thrilled, Kingo was devastated when they informed him of the return of the Deviants and the death of Ajak. As they requested his help to face the returning Deviants, Kingo was reluctant to follow them, but was inspired by Karun Patel that reforming the team of the Eternals was his duty.

Kingo thus took the other Eternals and Patel, who was tasked with recording this new adventure as a documentary, in his private jet to go to Australia, where they would meet with Gilgamesh and Thena. During the flight, Kingo asked Sprite and Sersi to tell about themselves for his documentary, but only got mixed results as Sprite refused and Sersi was not comfortable in front of the camera. Kingo then had a conversation with Sprite during which he was blamed for having left her in Macedonia, although Kingo insisted that he had never forgotten about her and that she had inspired his acting career.

In Australia, as they approached the residence of Gilgamesh and Thena, Kingo found the corpse of another Deviant, correcting Patel who found the creature beautiful that it actually was ferocious and deadly. He then reunited with Gilgamesh, who was informed of Ajak's death, much to his chagrin. The group then went to see Thena, who had suffered from another Mahd Wy'ry episode. Once Sprite and Gilgamesh were able to calm down Thena, Kingo joked about the state of their "garden", since they lived in an arid area of Australia. Kingo then joined the other Eternals for a copious meal, enjoying Gilgamesh's beer before learning how it was made.

Kingo later learned from Sersi the true nature and purpose of the Eternals, that they were highly advanced synthetic beings created by Arishem the Judge to ensure the Emergence of Tiamut the Communicator, which would destroy Earth. Kingo insisted that despite the cataclysm, this could lead to the creation of many new worlds hosting life. As Sersi suggested to stop the Emergence, Kingo objected, stating that they were not allowed to oppose Arishem's design. Upon hearing Gilgamesh suggesting that they could ask Druig to put Tiamut to sleep, Kingo voiced his disbelief. He then instructed Patel to go home since the world could be ending, but agreed to let him stay with the Eternals as Patel refused to return to India.[1]

Ambush at Druig's Compound

"Dishoom! Karun! Did you get that?"
"I did, sir!"
―Kingo and Karun Patel[src]

Kingo and the group thus journeyed to South America and arrived at the remote settlement established by Druig, with whom they were quickly reunited so they could tell him about the Emergence. Kingo got angry when Druig possessed the mind of Karun Patel and forced him to break his camera, leading to an argument during which Kingo reminded Druig that he was not a god, although Druig noted the irony of such a statement since Kingo had been chasing admiration during his acting career. Once the argument ended and Druig left, Kingo voiced his disappointment regarding his behavior.

As he had been allowed to stay in the compound, Kingo later noticed Sprite observing Ikaris. Knowing that she was in love with him, Kingo told her that he was sorry she was not able to get what she want, although Sprite angrily left after realizing that Patel was recording their conversation. Few minutes later, the compound was attacked by two Deviants, and Kingo was barely able to repel one of them which was attacking Sersi. As he was able to hold his own against the Deviants, Kingo noticed that Patel was still filming to have some action sequences, and instructed Sprite to take him to safety.

Kingo kept fighting against the Deviants alongside the other Eternals. Knowing that he needed more firepower, he asked Sprite to distract one of them long enough for Kingo to concentrate enough cosmic energy into a light sphere. He then slid under the Deviant and fired the energy ball, blasting its head off and making sure that Patel had recorded his victory. When Kingo was thrown into a shack fighting a deviant, Sprite came to save him but he urged Sprite to leave him, with her stating she won’t. When the deviant starts charing at them, Kingo guards Sprite so he could take the hit, but both are saved by Ikaris before the deviant could ram into them. He was shocked upon witnessing Sersi turning one of the Deviants into a tree, something she had never been able to do. As the fight ended and Kro, the leader of the Deviants, fled, Kingo realized that Gilgamesh had been killed in battle, and attended his funeral.[1]

Ikaris' Betrayal

"You do not turn against your family. Gilgamesh died because of you."
"You won't succeed against me. And I will kill every one of you if I have to."
―Kingo and Ikaris[src]

Once the Eternals had been reunited with Phastos, Kingo and his teammates journeyed to Iraq where Phastos unearthed the Domo. As they entered the ship, Kingo kept having Karun Patel filming their progression, trying to create a worrying atmosphere, and when Phastos was scared that Thena would suffer from another Mahd Wy'ry attack after stepping on a chips bag, Kingo mocked him, calling him a coward. Kingo was then reunited with Makkari, discovering all the artifacts she had hoarded over the centuries, and proceeded to tell her about the inexistence of Olympia and the impending Emergence.

As the Eternals discussed their plan to halt the Emergence of Tiamut the Communicator, Kingo voiced his concerns that they might kill the Celestial, thus preventing billions of other lives to appear. He asked Ikaris to support his statement, which was followed by Sprite who knew that Ikaris disapproved the idea of stopping the Emergence. Once Sprite angrily left, followed by Ikaris, Kingo went after him, and assured Ikaris that he would follow him regardless of his decision. When Ikaris replied that he was not the person Kingo thought, Kingo was left puzzled and let Ikaris exit the Domo.

Kingo returned to the other Eternals, watching Phastos working on his Uni-Mind project. He was then shocked upon witnessing Ikaris, now wearing his combat armor, destroying Phastos' design, and learned from Sersi that Ikaris had actually known about the Emergence for centuries. As Makkari returned after locating the point of Emergence, Kingo jumped between her and Ikaris to protect her from the latter and ordered Makkari to leave. Enraged by Ikaris' betrayal, especially after learning that he had killed Ajak, Kingo was willing to fight him, blaming him for the death of Gilgamesh. Eventually though, Ikaris and Sprite left without fighting.

Despite Ikaris' turning against the Eternals, Kingo still believed that the Eternals were not supposed to stop the Emergence, finding himself stuck between his care for humanity and his faith in Arishem the Judge. Believing that they would not be able to win against Ikaris, Kingo decided to leave, refusing to actively oppose the Eternals, and thus instructed Patel to go with him so they could return to India.[1]

Judged by Arishem

Kingo is held hostage by Arishem

Following the failed Emergence, Kingo was abducted by the Prime Celestial, Arishem, for sabotaging the emergence of Tiamut, despite the fact that he had not participated. He was bought there with his fellow partners, Sersi and Phastos, so Arishem would evaluate their memories for a final judgement of the humans.[1]

Personality

Over the centuries, Kingo has become enamored with the idea of fame. In present day, he is a famous Bollywood star who must leave his life of wealth and comfort to help the Eternals repel the new Deviant threat. Kingo has used energy projection power to protect humans and grew to love how they adored him. Over the years Kingo became a performer using their Eternal stories as his inspiration.

Overall, Kingo is one of, if not the most boisterous and affable of the Eternals, having a good rapport with almost every one of them. The sole exception of them is Sprite. Kingo is dedicated to the mission of the Celestials, although he is not a zealot like Ikaris, as Kingo stated that although he disagreed with their plan to stop the Tiamut the Communicator's Emergence, he was not willing to harm them to do so and that he has grown emotionally attached and fond of humans himself. And so, he simply returned home to India, with Karun, instead of taking part in the fight.

Despite his positive qualities, Kingo can be slightly inconsiderate. This is evidenced in his tempestuous relationship with Sprite, having abandoned her in Macedonia due to getting tired of having to constantly find explanations for Sprite's stagnant youth. However, Kingo always had a soft spot for Sprite, with his love of movies and cinema stemming from him missing Sprite's vivid storytelling. Kingo's affection for Sprite led to him being the only Eternal, besides Sersi to see through her aloof exterior, realizing that Sprite was in love with Ikaris after noticing her jealously observing Ikaris and Sersi reconnecting.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Eternal Physiology: By design from the Celestials, Kingo is an Eternal possessing superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility, stamina, reflexes, and healing, numerous times superior than any normal human being, as well as immortality and being able to manipulate cosmic energy to a certain degree.
    • Superhuman Strength: Like all Eternals, Kingo possesses great superhuman strength, numerous times stronger than any normal human being.
    • Superhuman Durability: Kingo's body is numerous times more resistant to physical and energy damage than any normal human being.
    • Superhuman Speed: Kingo can run and move at great superhuman speed, much faster than any normal human being.
    • Superhuman Agility:

      Kingo sliding under a Deviant

      Kingo naturally possesses far greater agility, equilibrium, flexibility, dexterity, balance, and body coordination than any normal human being.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Kingo's advanced musculature is considerably more efficient than any normal human being. As a result, his muscles virtually do not produce fatigue toxins during physical activity. His endurance allows him to exercise his maximum capacity for an extremely long period of time without tiring at all.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Kingo can react and dodge objects traveling at high speeds, much quicker than any normal human being.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Kingo's metabolism enable him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than any normal human being.
    • Immortality: As an Eternal, Kingo is genetically able to live forever, without dying due to old age or illnesses.
    • Cosmic Energy Manipulation: By design of the Celestials, all Eternals are genetically capable of using cosmic energy. Each Eternal possesses a unique ability, all derived from the same cosmic power source. Kingo uses his cosmic energy to emit cosmic energy explosions, projectiles and blasts from his hands.
      • Energy Projection:

        Kingo generating an attack

        Kingo is capable of firing energy spheres from his hands or fingertips, as if they were shots from a firearm. He is capable of manipulating the size of his energy projections with enough effort, as he can project smaller projectiles like bullets from his fingers or, with added time and effort, charge these bolts into larger and stronger spheres that are strong enough to kill a Deviant in a single shot.

Abilities

  • Master Combatant: Kingo is an extremely skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant, with thousands years of training and combat experience, making him one of the most powerful and best fighters in the universe. During the fight against the Deviants, Kingo served as an impressive fighter.
  • Master Marksman:

    Kingo shooting at a Deviant

    Kingo is able to utilize his energy projection abilities with lethal efficiency, as he shot and critically injured a Deviant with cosmic energy from a considerable distance. This precision is further honed by the finger-gun position Kingo puts his hands in, compressing the size of his energy blasts to that of a bullet.
  • Gifted Intellect: Kingo is very intelligent and crafty enough to have come up with a public explanation for is immortality that involves him being the latest member of Bollywood's greatest acting dynasty. This is even more impressive considering that he has been in the public eye for the last century.
  • Master Actor: Kingo is a highly skilled actor, which he managed to become one of the biggest movie stars in the history of Bollywood. In fact, his acting prowess extends into his public persona as well, as he has fooled the public into thinking that he is the scion of one of the greatest acting dynasties in Bollywood.
  • Multilingualism: Kingo is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and sign language, using the latter to communicate with the deaf-mute Makkari.

Equipment

Other Equipment

  • Celestial Armor: Kingo donned a purple armor, equipped on him by the Domo. The armor was durable enough to withstand multiple blows during the fight with the Deviants.
  • Dancing Costume: For his portrayal of Ikaris in the Bollywood movie, Shaandar Daastan-e-Ikaris (Legend of Ikaris), Kingo wore a sleeveless replica of Ikaris' own uniform.

Vehicles

  • Domo: Like the other Eternals, Kingo arrived on Earth in this massive spaceship. He stopped using the Domo after he began to live a life as a successful movie star, but eventually returned to it when the Eternals planned on stopping the Emergence of Tiamut the Communicator.
  • Kingo's Jet: Kingo acquired a private jet, which he notably used to travel to Australia so that the Eternals could be reunited with Gilgamesh and Thena.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Kingo Sunen came from a Japanese settlement and learned the ways of the samurai. When hiding among humans, he was an action film star who played samurai.

Behind the Scenes

References

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