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The Bird People were a genetically stable off-shoot of the Inhumans, who separated from their Kree-created parent race in Attilan and built their floating home, Sky-Island.

They possess superior technology and are generally a peaceful race. They believed ordinary humans to be their inferiors and intended to conquer the human race while it was still wearied from the tumult of World War Two. The Red Raven argued in vain with their ruler Aerivar XVIII that the humans still vastly outnumbered them and would wipe the winged race out if they went to war. To save the Bird-People's lives, the Red Raven released a gas which placed all of them in suspended animation. He then put the Bird-People in special individual capsules designed to keep them alive, and sank the island beneath the Atlantic Ocean. He put himself into suspended animation in a capsule, too, after setting a device that would return the island to the ocean surface years later and awaken him.

During Thanos' invasion on Earth, the Inhuman king Black Bolt activated a Terrigen Bomb to protect his people, which unleashed a giant cloud of Terrigen Mist that scattered across the world. The Terrigen cloud reached Aerie, and had a horrible effect on the Bird-People, causing them to either die or suffer from a secondary Terrigenesis[verification needed] that turned them into monsters including Red Raven's wife Vera. Due to his nature, Red Raven wasn't affected, and swore to have revenge on the Inhumans.[4] He started by attacking New Attilan where he was fought Captain America. The fight stopped when Captain America managed to get through to Vera where here mind is still intact within her monstrous appearance. After being talked down by Captain America and Spider-Man, Red Raven is told by Medusa that she will help find a way to restore the Bird People.[5]

Powers and Abilities


Flight: The Bird-People possess the superhuman ability to fly by means of natural wings, which span 16 feet sixteen feet from wingtip to wingtip, and are fully feathered like a bird's.

Aerial Adaptation: The entire anatomy of the Bird-People is naturally adapted to flying. Their bones are hollow like a birds, making them weigh far less than usual for a human. Their bodies are virtually devoid of fat and possess greater proportionate muscle mass than an ordinary human does. Their eyes are specially adapted to withstand high-speed winds which would hurt the average human eye. They also possess a special membrane in their respiratory system enabling them to extract oxygen from the air at high velocities or altitudes.


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Type of Government: Monarchy
Level of Technology: Advanced
Cultural Traits: Two social classes, the Warriors and Peaceful Avians.
Representatives: * Condor


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