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Marvel Studios usually keeps something pretty close to the best when it comes to the new characters that make their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not when it comes to Adam Warlock. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The reign of the Messiah in this universe is imminent, and now we know who will play the main character in Guardians 3.
But who is Adam Warlock, and why is he such an important addition to the MCU? Read on to find out everything you need to know about this powerful but volatile Marvel hero. The topics covered here are:
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Adam Warlock is one of the leading players in Marvel’s space landscape. His innate energy-based power has already made him a respectable force. But when he wields the awesome power of the soul jewel, Warlock becomes one of the most powerful warriors in the universe. Warlock is a frequent ally of teams like the Fantastic Four and Guardians of the Galaxy, often fighting to protect the universe from villains trying to rule it.
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However, Warlock is one of the greatest threats to the Marvel Universe and one of the brave defenders. That’s because he has a darker side known as Magus. Warlock has done his best to suppress or destroy this dark side, but as long as Warlock himself survives, the universe will never be completely safe from this tyrannical villain.
Like so many Marvel characters in space, Adam Warlock was originally created by Stanley and Jack Kirby on the Fantastic Four page (especially in 1967, Nos. 66-67). But at that time he was simply called “he”. Writers such as Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin really got the character from Warlock’s backstory and their ongoing role at Marvel U. Fleshing. In these early stories, Warlock was treated as the Messiah’s Messiah, and Thomas was greatly inspired by the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Stalin in particular played a major role in shaping the character. It was he who linked the character to the soul gem and established a continuous rivalry between Warlock and the fanatical Universal Church Church, led by Warlock’s crazy future self, Magus. Stalin killed the character when Warlock moved forward in time and exhausted his soul to prevent him from becoming a sorcerer. Warlock eventually returned, followed by several different incarnations of Magus.
Warlock / Magus dichotomy. Art by Jim Starlin. (Image credit: Marvel)
The Infinity Gauntlet storyline is no exaggeration to say that Warlock is the most important act in the Marvel Universe. He helped the Earth hero defeat Almighty Thanos and owned the Infinity Gauntlet himself. This paved the way for a new series called the Infinity Watch. Here, Warlock and his companions (Pip the Troll, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Moondragon, Thanos himself) protected the Infinity Gems and prevented another villain from reassembling the gauntlet. ..
Warlock was once again at the forefront of the Marvel Universe during the 2007 Wipeout: Conquest crossover. He helped shepherd a new incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the incarnation of the movie, and returned to prevent further damage to the already fragile Marvel Universe fabric. Most recently, Warlock was featured in several Thanos-centric graphic novels written and drawn by Stalin.
Warlock was genetically engineered by a group of scientists called Enclave. They wanted to create a genetically perfect synthetic human. Warlocks have the ability to absorb and transmit cosmic energy through “quantum magic”, in addition to standard superhero abilities such as strength, speed, durability, and flight. Warlock also has the ability to retreat into a regenerated cocoon and heal his body from fatal injuries.
But much of his power comes from soul gems. Soul Gem, one of the six gems that make up the Infinity Gauntlet, allows Warlock to absorb the souls of other beings. It is this soul gem that turned Warlock’s future incarnation into madness and transformed into Magus.
Warlock also briefly used all six Infinity Gems in the aftermath of the 1991 Infinity Gauntlet story, making him one of the most powerful beings in existence.
Art by Ron Lim. (Image credit: Marvel)
Adam Warlock has made numerous small cameo appearances in various Marvel Animation and video game projects. One of his first multimedia appearances was the Marvel Super Heroes: The War of Gems. It roughly adapts the Infinity Gauntlet story and features both Warlock and Magus. Warlock has also appeared in animated series such as Silver Surfer, The Super Hero Squad Show, The Avengers Earth’s Strongest Hero, and the animated movie Planet Hulk, which is directly linked to the DVD.
As Guardians of the Galaxy has become more prominent in Marvel’s various multimedia projects, so has Adam Warlock. He recently appeared in the second season of the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon (Eric Bauza in the adult form and Tara Strong in the child form). He is also a playable character in the mobile game Avengers Alliance.
Adam Warlock who appears in the Avengers Earth’s strongest hero.
Expect more warlocks on TV and Marvel games as the character begins to leave his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warlock has already made his MCU debut in the 2013 Thor: The Dark World. Director James Gunn states that the cocoons seen in the collector’s trophy room did contain Warlock’s body. Warlock was originally Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but Gunn chose to exclude him rather than stuffing too many characters into one movie. So the movie only makes fun of his final appearance.
Instead, Warlock is the 2023 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he is played by midsummer and dopesic star Will Poulter. If the comics are any sign, Adam is probably the Guardian’s worst nightmare and one of their most powerful allies.
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