Eternals Ending Explained

The Eternals have been bombed by reviews that even when it wasn’t released yet, it already faced criticisms for various reasons, may it be representation or any other explanation they may have. Still, it premiered on a high note, having a high audience rating, and even bagging the second biggest opening weekend box office in the pandemic era. Its ending is nothing like you could ever imagine.

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Eternals Ending Explained

Eternals Ending Explained
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Eternals Ending Explained

The film was full of surprises. As early as the first half, we saw Ajak dead and Gilgamesh being devoured by the Deviants. By the latter part of the film, we were slapped the truth that the heroes are just robot-like constructs made by Arishem to make sure that a Celestial about to be born would go through with the Emergence on Earth without the interference of the Deviants and by feeding off of the energy on Earth.

It was also revealed that the Mahd Wy’ry of Thena were episodes of flashbacks of her memories from past planets they watched get destroyed by the birth of a Celestial. As for Earth, it was Tiamut and later on, Ikaris revealed that he is most loyal to Arishem, even if it meant pushing Ajak off a cliff with Deviants at the bottom, even if it would result in killing other Eternals just to make sure the emergence happens.

Thanos could’ve prevented the emergence, though, he already delayed it by snapping half the population of the universe but with the Avengers bringing back everyone. Tiamut got enough energy again to birth itself. It was through various volcanoes that Makkari found to be located in the Indian Ocean. Phastos created the Uni-Mind which connects all their consciousness and gives their cosmic energy to one: Sersi.

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As the new Prime Eternal, Sersi remains compassionate and humble, literally down-to-Earth that even when others underestimated her, she proved she could stop a Celestial’s birth. The other Eternals dealt with Ikaris while Sersi ventured to crystallize Tiamut and she was able to do so when she connected to the palm of the Celestial, coursing energy through her, and finally summoning the others in the Uni-Mind to finally stop the emergence.

Ikaris could not take that he has to kill Sersi and his love for her prevailed so he flew to the sun, just like the myth of Icarus. As for Sprite, Sersi offered to her the remaining cosmic energy to make her human, for her to finally grow up and experience the things she never experienced before. After all these, Sersi confessed it all to Dane who was about to reveal the secret of his family.

Eternals Ending Explained
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Eternals Ending Explained

However, Dane was interrupted when Arishem summoned Sersi and we later saw Kingo and Phastos as well. Arishem declares that Earth would be spared but they would be given punishment. This opens the doors to the future of the Eternals and whether the three would be saved by the others, Druig, Thena, and Makkari who ventured into space looking for other Eternals, which they were found by Eros, the brother of Thanos.

As for Dane, he is on his way to becoming a Black Knight as he opens a box of family heirloom containing a sword and the voice of Blade asks him whether he is ready.

The ending of Eternals shows so much similarity to various myths and lore that they were almost as if forming part of history. More than that, looking forward, we got three Eternals finally meeting the brother of Thanos, and three were with Arishem. Dane will surely be Black Knight and he might have his own movie or show someday. Blade, well, surely, he is about to arrive in the MCU sometime in 2023 to 2024.

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