Brightsword was previously known as Carter Dyam. His father was a Zionist who came to Israel at fifteen, in 1921, got married there, raised a family and was eventually killed during the Six-Day War.
At 24, in the early 70's, he was part of Israeli military who had grown disillusioned with warfare and killing. At Odin's command, this Israeli soldier was led by Heimdall to the place where Ego-Prime was about to transform the world into another living planet like Ego. When approached by the Asgardian god Heimdall to become one of the Young Gods, he accepted and represents the warrior among them.His energy was absorbed into Carter Dyam and two others, transforming them into a new generation of gods.
When the High Evolutionary launch his Evolutionary War, he came to visit the Young Gods because of their perfect genetics, but was disappointed and retreat, deciding to avoid them from his plans. However, Daydreamer's precognition informed them from the incoming Genocide, causing the Gods to split in two sides: The non-interferes from a side, and the interferes, including Brightsword who didn't wanted to see the Holocaust reproduced.
Those teleported to the High Evolutionary's place and helped Spider-Man against the Purifiers but were soon rejoined by the rest of the squad who battle them.
Major Story Arcs
War with the Eternals
After years of waiting on the silent and unmoving Celestials for a sign, the Young Gods go mad and descend into deviant behavior for the hopes of even the slightest acknowledgement. They then decide that the Celestials must wish for them to use their powers and act on their own. Upon deciding this, the group left the Celestials' spacecraft and returned to Earth, where they intended to use the consciousness of all humans on the planet to create a new Celestial. They decide to start with the island nation of Madripoor and extend outwards. Upon learning of this, the Eternals, who were unaffected by the Young Gods' power to drain consciousness, encountered and attempted to stop them. Both Moonstalker and Water Witch attempt to subdue Ikares the once leader of the Eternal's however he subdues them. Eventually, the Eternals convince Varua that the Celestials may have been testing them with their silence and coming to Earth may be the wrong choice. While Varua hesitates to ponder the possibility of being wrong, she is killed and Moonstalker and the other Young Gods who had not been killed during battle with the Eternals immediately fall to the ground, seemingly dead.
Brightsword is a Marvel comic book character. Created by Gerry Conway and John Buscema he first appears in the episode titled "They Walk Like Gods" in the pages of Thor #203 released in September 1972. Many of the details of the character are first introduced in Spectacular Spider-Man #8 released in 1998. The character would also receive substantial development in the Marvel Comics Presents series.
Characteristics and Appearance
Weight: 200 lbs
Identity: Secret Identity
Marital Status: Single
Base Of Operations: Eart-616, The Celestials' mother-ship, formerly Israel
Relatives: Unnamed father (deceased), unnamed mother
Powers and Abilities
As Brightsword, he possesses superhuman strength and virtual invulnerability. is in peak human physical condition. She is imbued with the maximum strength, speed, endurance, agility, and reflexes that a human
As Brightsword, he is a fighter of exceptional skill, particularly when it comes to swordsmanship. He is trained and skilled with many arms and is a master of human and alien forms of weaponry. Most of his past knowledge of human weapons being high powered military weapons from his experience as an Israeli soldier. He is particularly skilled in wielding a sword. He also possesses good tactical and strategic skills.
Brightsword also has displayed the ability to tap into some form of energy. He can project this energy a few feet from his hands and can create a sword made of this energy to wield against opponents. He also wears a suit of protective armor which is made of some synthetic material resembling metal .
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