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The Eternals finale is explained as the film explores Disney Plus: Marvel links and sequel hints

The Eternals finale is explained as the film explores Disney Plus: Marvel links and sequel hints

On Disney Plus, Eternals are available.

This comic book adventure introduces people who have lived on Earth for centuries, battling the deadly Deviants and aiding human civilization.

The movie takes place after billions of vanished people returned after a five-year absence, and the world is suddenly feeling pretty crowded.

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It's time to get into the cosmic end, here are the SPOILERS.

Their true goal is to give them the information they need to understand.

This is a complex one, so let's take a look at the revelations earlier in the movie to see it all.

After wise leader Ajak (Salma Hayek) is killed by the Deviants, Sersi (Gemma Chan) is elevated to the role of Prime Eternal and the Celestial Arishem reveal the real nature of the group's mission on Earth in one of the movie's slightly overwhelming plot dumps.

New Celestials -- ancient, god-like entities with incredible matter and energy manipulation abilities -- are created by seeding planets and allowing life to flourish on that planet. 'The Emergence,' a moment known as the Emergence, is destroyed in the process.

Arishem and celestials aren't too angry about the survival of the human race.

The concept was used in the Marvel Universe, which is strangely dystopian.

Deviants were originally sent to planets to kill predators and allow life to spread, so there'd be enough energy to survive, but they went out of control and slaughtered indiscriminately.

The Eternals believe they're from the Olympia world, but they're actually synthetic beings created by the Celestials at the World-Forge and sent to wipe out the Deviants (meaning one creation was sent to stop another). Their memories are wiped after each Emergence, and they're sent off to a new planet to do it all again.

A memory loss made by Mahd Wy'ry is due to a rash of people returning. Like any computer, it's difficult to erase data completely.

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Earth's Emergence

The Celestial Tiamut would grow deep within the Earth's crust and break out when the time was right, according to the Prime Eternal Ajak. She presented it to Ikarus (Richard Madden), who believes her desire to stop Tiamut's Emergence is a betrayal of their mission and will not prevent the birth of billions of beings through the next Celestial seeding process.

Thanos' Snap retarded the Emergence because it erased most of Tiamut's life energy. Hulk revived that energy and the Celestial geared up for the Emergence.

The Celestials did not require the Eternals to assist in the Thanos fight, according to the villain's machinations.

Thanos saved Earth unknowingly from destruction.

All the Deviants on Earth had been wiped out, but Ikarus discovered them all frozen in ice and went unnoticed. The beasties thawed out, and Ikarus slayed his boss as she pushed her into their lair.

Kro, a rising Deviant leader, killed Ajak, and decided to take the rest of the Eternals' abilities (yum yum). Gilgamesh and Thena closes the film, but he is unable to rescue him at the last moment.

If the Deviants plotline feels like a non-sequitur, it's because they served as little more than a distraction for the other Eternals, while Ikarus makes sure the Emergence can happen.

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Emergence has been avoided.

Sersi, Thena, Kingo, Makkari, and Phastos have decided to join Ikarus because she's enjoyed him for centuries.

Tiamut's power was drawn into the Unimind as well as by Sprite and Ikarus as he emerges in the Indian Ocean. Sersi is stepping up her allies in forming a Unimind, where one Eternal's abilities are supercharged by drawing on the group's energy -- and her matter transmutation power is turned up to 11. Tiamut's power is froze mid-Emergence.

The latter would resale his life and save Earth, but there's a giant dead Celestial wreak out of the sea, which will make an excellent backdrop for tourists' selfies.

The Superman-style powers of Ikarus aren't sufficient to halt his former teammates.

A sunny day's end

As he returns to the Unimind, a tearful Ikarus tells Sersi he's sorry and flies into the sun -- which seems like a pretty dramatic way to prove his regret is sincere.

Sersi encourages her to return to the role as a normal child, and it's a possibility for the teenage actor to look younger in future roles.

Spreading the truth

Thena, Makkari, and Druig decide they're going to track down Eternals on other planets, to reveal their origins and the fact that their mission will ruin their host world's inhabitants.

"The truth will force them to be free," Makkari says before they take the ship out into the galaxy.

The Eternals who remain on Earth will be checking in again, but there's another problem.

Sersi isn't shy away from killing Tiamut.

One Celestial is wreaking havoc.

Sersei returns home to London and finds her human partner Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) who prepares to explain her family's "complicated" story, but is interrupted by the dramatic appearance of a Celestial above Earth.

Arishem drops Sersei, Phastos, and Kingo off Earth, claiming that they killed Tiamut but that he's willing to sacrifice their adopted world for the moment (which looks super nice of him). He's going to take a deep-dive into our history by scanning their memories and then decide if it's worthy of survival.

"And I will return for judgement," he says ominously.

It's probably not great that a bunch of Sersei's recent memories will be about her adventures on social media -- that isn't exactly us at our finest.

What it means

The resolution of the movie is pretty straightforward, as it most posed a threat to a sequel. The Eternals will likely be freed from Arishem on the World-Forge (this plotline may also evolve in )

Despite Makkari's belief that other Eternals would refuse their mission once they know the truth, it may not be that simple. Like Ikarus, they might think the countless trillions of lives created by the Celestials' seeding process outweigh the billions destroyed by the Emergence.

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It's a really interesting moral problem to see Kingo believing in the sacrifice that the Celestials gave them, but decided to remain loyal to his friends rather than joining the murderous Ikarus.

The Eternals' Activation Chamber was resurrected in Antarctica in the comics, according to author Kieron Gillen.

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