Each of the Eternals has something in their skillset that makes them stand out from the others, unique in their own way coming from the same ancestors. As the threat of the Deviants arrive on Earth, Makkari is of the heroes that would help save the people on millisecond at a time. More so, she will be the first ever deaf superhero to arrive in the MCU and soon, we’ll get to know who she is.
Eternals: Who is Makkari? First Deaf MCU Superhero Arriving Soon
The fastest among all Eternals, Makkari is likened to Mercury, and the speed she has is at unprecedented levels. Yes, Makkari also has other abilities like other Eternals but speed is his cup of tea. Because of this, Makkari has a force field around his skin for protection which could give him fast healing, flight, limited telepathy, and underwater breathing. Her powers can even cause cyclones.
Makkari, “The Teller,” could communicate with an asleep Celestial which could result in a global cataclysm. Lauren Ridloff plays the character as a gender-swapped role and opens diversity and representation in the MCU being the first deaf superhero of Marvel.
In the comics, Makkari is a man who has an inclination to present himself as a woman. More than that, he is also an Engineer, one of the brightest in the bunch and he even helped build engineering through the years on Earth. He also has a passion for teaching. However, there were ranks for Eternals and he, kind-of, fell in love with Sersi who belongs to the higher ones.
In the film adaptation, Makkari seems to have an amorous connection with Druig, the ominous one, and while she is the fastest among all, she is loyal to them as well. It is amazing how the other Eternals also know how to speak in sign language and to have an actress who is an imagery of strength and speed, it is a clear representation and inclusion of the deaf community in the MCU.
See the debut of the first ever deaf superhero in the MCU, Makkari, in Eternals, in theaters on November 5, 2021.