Gammenon the Gatherer

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    Gammenon, The Gatherer has been a member of the Celestials' first, second, third, and fourth hosts.

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    Gammenon the Gatherer is a member of the mysterious and powerful Celestials, a race of giant humanoid cosmic beings, each standing in at approximately 2000 feet and clad in what appears to be some sort of armored shell. Each Celestial possesses incalculable levels of cosmic power. The mysterious space giants often travel the cosmos visiting and affecting planets. The Celestials have visited the Earth on many occasions to influence or alter the course of Earths species developments. During what is known as the First Host the Celestials which happened approximately one million years, the Celestials created two subspecies from the early primitive hominoids that were present on Earth at the time, these two subspecies being the Deviants and the Eternals. Various Celestials seem assigned to certain tasks whether observation, analyzation, surveying or pass judgment on Earth itself and its species. Gammenon the Gatherer is himself tasked with gathering various fauna and flora samples and specimens for testing analysis and experimentation. The Celestial Gammenon will often employ a specialized Gathering Rod that measures up to 1,250 feet to aid him in his tasks. Typically upon completion of his work, Gammenon the Gatherer will pass on his findings to the Celestial Jemiah the Analyzer, for him to expand on. Gammenon the Gatherer will also often work closely with the Celestial Eson the Searcher. Gammenon is typically distinguished from his fellow Celestials in that he is clad in a golden yellow hued armored shell and carries a large rod.


    Gammenon the Gatherer is a Marvel comics book character created by writer artist Jack Kirby first appearing in The Eternals #4 released in 1976. The Celestials first appear in The Eternals #2, and as a concept were created by Jack Kirby. They bear some semblance to Erich von Däniken ideas of giant space gods whose tampering with humanity lead to biological and technological advancement. Speaking about his own creations "The Celestials looked human, didn’t they? They had human form. Underneath those helmets was a human being - a celestial human being, someone godlike in our eyes because of the things he could do that we couldn’t."

    Major Story Arcs

    Fourth Host

    Gammenon the Gatherer was present with the Celestials Fourth Host to Earth, alongside Celestials Arishem the Judge, Hargen the Measurer, Tefral the Surveyor, Nezarr the Calculator, Jemiah the Analyzer, Eson the Searcher, Oneg the Prober and Ziran the Tester. The Celestial One Above All remained in a ship in Earths orbit with Arishem leading the group landing on Earth. At some point during their activities on Earth during the Fourth Host, the Celestials are confronted by the Asgardian All Father Odin inhabiting the Destroyer wielding the Odinsword. Alongside Odin was an Eternals constructed Uni-Mind. The Eternals Uni-Mind and the Odin powered Destroyer attempts at stopping the Celestials fail however the Elder god Gaea's intervention attempt to pacify the Celestials was successful. Gaea and several other goddesses offered the Celestials the Young Gods, perfect examples of humanity, for which the Celestials accepted before departing Earth.

    San Francisco

    Gammenon the Gatherer is one of the Celestials gathered by Arishem the Judge to descend on the Earth city of San Francisco after the mutant Mister Sinister had tampered with the body of the dormant Dreaming Celestial. Sinister had retrofitted the golden Celestials head to reassemble his own, before using its raw power to construct a Victorian area city inhabited with clones of himself. The X-Men are alerted to Sinister's activities by SWORD head officer and friend Abigail Brand who informs there that there is energy being produced from the Celestial. The X-Men manage to stop Sinister and return to Dreaming Celestials head but still witness the arrival of numerous Celestials landing beside the Dreaming Celestial. Mutant leader Cyclops attempts explaining Sinister's actions and how they have restored the Dreaming Celestials head and how they are there to protect the Earth, before asking the Celestials leave. A motion from the Dreaming Celestial pointing up, consequently has the Celestials leave.

    Physical Characteristics

    Height: 2000' 0"

    Weight: Varies

    Hair: None

    Eyes: None

    Powers and Abilities

    Gammenon The Gatherer like many of the Celestials is an extremely powerful god like being, possessing incalculable levels of strength, durability, speed and energy projection and manipulation. He possess the ability to manipulate reality, control vast levels of energy and rearrange matter up to an unknown degree. He can teleport himself or vast objects across vast distances. In the rare occurrence that he may be harmed he'll regenerate near instantaneously. He's capable of withstanding earth shattering blows, and easily withstand nuclear bomb level blasts and explosions. As a Celestial, he also possess the ability to generate energy blasts that are of an earth shattering level and higher. There is an unknown connection between the Celestials and Hyperspace. It is possible that Hyperspace is the origin of the Celestials vast powers. Gammenon The Gatherer wields a Gathering Rod measuring up to 1,250 feet, that is made out of a specialized metal. This rod can be used to pacify specimens before collecting them. Gammenon also possesses specialized gathering and collecting abilities, as per his Celestial role as the Gatherer.

    Alternate Versions


    Gammenon the Gatherer appears in this reality. Also known as Earth X, Celestials appear to have much more involvement with the Universe, with their origins in this alternate reality explored in greater depth. Galactus also has an altered role as a counter balance to the Celestials.


    Gammenon the Gatherer appears alongside fellow Celestial Jemiah the Analyzer, in this alternate reality that features in the Exiles series. The two Celestials battle Ego the Living planet and also assist Exiles leader Blink.


    Gammenon the Gatherer appears in this reality, where Superheroes are known as the Godlike Ones, and when the Celestials are defeated by the mutated humans.

    X-Factor Forever

    Gammenon the Gatherer appears in this alternate reality universe. Written by Louise Simonson with art by Dan Panosian and Eric Nguyen, this mini series X-Factor Forever released in 2010, has the X-Factor team comprised of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Archangel, Iceman and Beast using a sentient Celestial ship/recording device as their base. Unbeknownst to them their use of the Celestial recording device has alerted the Celestials and is still in communication with them. The Celestials head towards Earth. Gammenon is the first Celestial to make contact with Earth, entering the scene after X-Factor had just battled a Master Mold controlled by long time nemesis Hodge. Descending down near New York City Gammenon creates a tidal wave when he touches down against the ground. Various heroes such as Thor, Valkyrie, Medusa, Hulk and the Fantastic Four would help rescue and save civilians from the collateral damage. Arishem the Judge would be the next Celestial to follow suit arriving to New York. Apocalypse had kidnapped Cyclops child Christopher Summers and X-Factor followed suit before finding out that the child was the key to curbing the Celestials potential wroth against Earth. Delivering the child to Arishem earned his blessing and he and the rest of the Celestials would travel to Genosha destroying it, but not before X-Factor send warnings to evacuate its population.


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