Eternals, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematics Universe, has created quite a hype among the fans regardless of what critics would have to say. Directed by Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao, the Eternals introduces a diverse superhero team of celestial beings wielding unique abilities and something called Uni-Mind, Eternals’ ultimate form and potentially, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s greatest weapon.
What is the Uni-Mind?
The Uni-Mind is the Eternals’ most extraordinary ability granted to them by the ancient celestials allowing them to merge physically and mentally into a celestial-level powerful entity. In times of crisis, the Eternals can unify into this supreme consciousness possessing divine powers.
“The Uni-Mind is a concept that was borrowed from Jack Kirby’s run in 1976. It allows the Eternals to amplify the power of any single Eternal,” Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore explained.
“However, they all have to be somewhat connected to do so. So, they can’t be on opposite sides of the world and create a Uni-Mind. They have to be in proximity with each other. It is an amplification device, but it does require the power of all the Eternals together.”
In the comics, it takes at-least three Eternals to form the Uni-Mind, with the Prime Eternal initiating the connection and controlling the entity. However, in the movie, we come across a scene revealing Sersi, Druig, and Makkari performing the Uni-Mind connection with Sersi as the prime connection.
Healing abilities of the Uni-Mind and its Humanoid form
The Uni-Mind is capable of healing and restoring the power of each Eternal. For example, in the comics, Sersi, Thena, Makkari, and Druig are healed through the Uni-Mind when attacked while attending a party on Earth in human form.
The physical appearance of the Uni-Mind is poorly depicted in the movie, with Sersi establishing a solely mental connection with the Uni-Mind. Typically, the Uni-Mind is portrayed in an astral humanoid form with pure energy limbs, head and torso.
Uni-Minds are powerful enough to take on other celestials and Uni-Minds
A celestial is born by forming a Uni-Mind out of a planet’s lifeform, consuming its core until destroyed. In the movie, we see the emergence of the celestial Tiamut, who proceeds to “judge” Earth but is stopped by the Eternals’ Uni-Mind. This proves that their Uni-Minds are capable of facing off a celestial’s Uni-Mind since they are actually creations of a celestial.
Moreover, the Eternals are not the only ones who can form a Uni-Mind. In the comics, we find the Deviant Ghaur creating his own Uni-Mind with other species. We can only wait to see how or if MCU will adapt a Uni-Mind battle among Eternals and other beings into their movies or revelation of the fact that celestials are nothing but Uni-Minds.
Sources: Looper, EpicStream