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Amenhotep IV (Earth-4321) from Marvel Universe The End Vol 1 1 002

Human form

Origin

Akhenaten's history presumably mirrors that of his Earth-616 counterpart, until his abduction in 1334 B.C.:

Due to his actions towards them, considered blasphemy, the Gods of Egypt cursed him.[2]

Celestial Order

In 1334 B.C.,[1] while in the Valley of the Kings,[2] he was taken by aliens known as the Celestial Order to be one of their chosen representatives. Initially unable to grasp his situation, Akhenaten was driven mad. Upon regaining his wits, Akhenaten was taught of the Heart of the Universe, a powerful cosmic artifact that would turn those who possessed it into a living god on par with the most powerful cosmic entities in the Marvel Universe. His mind danced with insanity for nearly 2000 years as he struggled to understand the scope of the astral revelations showed to him by the Order. He spent one century to master the Heart's powers and two thousands years to earn the Order's trust.[citation needed]Horus thought that Akhenaten's abduction was the result of the gods' curse upon him, while Akhenaten himself considered that the Celestial Order had noted and approved his decision to have Aten's worship being the state religion.

On Earth, Akhenaten was succeeded by his son, who was murdered by General Horemheb, who also slew Ay, claimed the throne,[2] eradicated all traces of Akhenaten and restored the old worship.[1]

Modern Age

After betraying the Order and stealing more power he was previously given access to, Akhenaten returned to Earth seeking to restore his kingdom. Akhenaten killed the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Avengers. Doctor Doom tried to go back into the past to destroy Akhenaten before he gained his powers, but Amenhotep had expected this and was there to meet Doom, saying Doom was a fool to think Amenhotep would leave his past unprotected.[citation needed]Zeus and Thor called the Council of Godheads together, but Akhenaten destroyed them all when he detected Horus using the Eye of Ra to spy on him. Only Thor and Zeus managed to save themselves.[3][citation needed]Thanos and the Defenders traveled to the Heart of the Universe to deprive Akhenaten of his source of power. While the Defenders fought off the aliens that maintained the Heart, Thanos threw himself into it and absorbed its power. Becoming omnipotent, Thanos rescued Doctor Doom from Akhenaten so Doom could kill Akhenaten of the past before he ever received his cosmic powers. This undid everything Akhenaten had done.

This didn't remove Earth-4321's Akhenaten from history, though. Akhenaten and Thanos then faced each other beyond time and space and fought to a stalemate. So, Thanos sent Akhenaten back in time to contend with Doctor Doom. Doctor Doom chose to go into the past and destroy the ship of the Celestial Order with Akhenaten aboard. This finally caused Earth-4321's Akhenaten to die. Thanos, impressed with Akhenaten's strength, allowed him to pass into the afterlife.[4]

Power Grid [6]
Intelligence
Strength
Speed
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
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* Teleporter

Powers

Vast[1] (near-omnipotent)[citation needed] cosmic power to manipulate energy, matter and reality, pierce dimensional barriers, and superhuman senses.[1]




  • Giving Amenhotep god-like powers, could have been a nod to his real-life counterpart who is speculated by some to have been an extraterrestrial.[citation needed]

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