The Immortal has been around for many, many years. He is older than the legend of King Arthur, serving as one of his legendary knights. He discovered North America, and fought in the Revolution for the revolutionaries. He even served as President under the alias of Abraham Lincoln. Later, he became a superhero and a member of the original Guardians of the Globe.
The Immortal was created by Robert Kirkman, his first appearance was in Invincible #7.
Major Story Arcs
The Immortal was seemingly killed by Omni-Man along with the rest of the Guardians of the Globe but living up to his name he survived (despite having been decapitated). He was revived by the Mauler twins, who, while reattaching his head, attempted to use a 'control beacon' to make him their slave. It did not work. The Immortal shortly thereafter survived being killed by Omni-Man a second time, this time being impaled through the abdomen and ripped in half. After the new version of the Guardians of the Globe failed to meet expectations, Immortal was brought in as a "consultant" for Robot, the team's leader, and when the team continued to underperform, Immortal was appointed the full-fledged leader in hopes of turning them around. The Immortal was married to his teenage teammate Dupli-Kate until her apparent death in Invincible #40 were she was killed in a battle with the Lizard League. Immortal attacked Allen the Alien for almost no reason and left the team after he realized he was taking Kate's death to hard. It was later revealed that the Kate that died was another duplicate, and the Immortal began a relationship with the original Dupli-Kate.
After the Invincibles from other dimensions came to our earth and caused massive destruction Immortal was killed but after he was brought back he decided to retire along with Kate and start a family.
It was revealed that at one point, Invincible will leave Earth and leave the Immortal in charge but in doing so, he will grow distance and rule the planet with an iron hand. Invincible was taken to the future by two twins to put an end of the Immortal's rule. He succeeded and told the twins to keep his various body parts in storage to keep them from being brought back together. The timeline has since changed since Mark is aware of this future now.
The Immortal possesses superpowers beyond that of any human.
- Vast Superhuman Strength
- Invulnerability to almost any physical harm
- Self propelled flight at superluminal speeds