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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Eternals possess a unique ability as a team that distinguishes them from the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Marvel Studios executive Nate Moore, what sets the Eternals apart is their capacity to “pool their energy.”
Unlike the Avengers, where each member’s abilities are derived from various sources like technology or serums, the Eternals can synergize their powers through a concept known as the Uni-Mind. The Uni-Mind serves as an “amplification device” for their abilities, allowing them to combine their powers in a way that the Avengers couldn’t. However, this ability requires the Eternals to be in close proximity to each other to create the Uni-Mind effectively.
Here’s how Nate Moore explained it:
“The Uni-Mind allows the Eternals to amplify the power of any single Eternal. However, they all must be somewhat connected to do so. They can’t be on opposite sides of the world and create a Uni-Mind – they must be in proximity of each other. But it could allow Makkari to run faster than ever. It could let Druig control every mind on a planet. It is an amplification device but requires the power of all the Eternals together.”
This ability to pool their energy and create the Uni-Mind showcases the Eternals’ unique dynamics and sets them apart as a team in the MCU. It allows them to accomplish feats that go beyond what individual heroes could achieve and adds depth to their team dynamics.
In the context of the MCU, Eternals was a significant project for Marvel Studios. It introduced a large ensemble of characters, all with their own unique abilities and backgrounds, in a single film. This presented a unique challenge for the creative team, as they had to establish a new team of characters while making them visually distinct from previous MCU heroes.
The Eternals’ ability to create the Uni-Mind not only sets them apart but also hints at their potential and the possibilities for future storytelling within the MCU. While their future in the MCU remains uncertain, it’s clear that the Eternals have more to offer, and their interactions with other superhero teams like the Avengers will be intriguing to explore in future films. Eternals is available to stream on Disney+.