Thanos is considered to be one of the most terrifying cosmic supervillains in Marvel comics, although he is not the greatest. Having said that, he has been built as Darth Vader of Marvel villains in the MCU. He will be the most formidable adversary that Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy have ever faced. For the first time, we will see Thanos in full throttle action as he comes to Earth to retrieve all six Infinity Stones. In this article, we’ll discuss some Incredible facts about Cull Obsidian.
It is possible that Marvel adapts Mistress of Death storyline who seduced Thanos, and he in order to impress her destroyed entire worlds but she still wanted more. As Thanos’ biological daughter Gamora said: “The entire time I knew him, he only ever had one goal…to wipe out half the universe and if he gets all the Infinity stones…he can do that with the snap of his fingers.”
But Thanos is still one guy who can still take down most of Avengers single-handedly but he can’t defeat all of them. So he will need trusted generals who will lead armies of alien fighters who owe their allegiance to Thanos. Well, we will see his children aka Black Order and ruthless alien invaders known as ‘The Outriders’.
The Black Order is one of the deadliest group of supervillains who can lay waste to worlds in seconds. But among them is a member that serves Thanos, a member that is so strong he is literally called ‘The Mad Titan’s personal Wrecking Ball’. Presenting 10 Incredible facts about Cull obsidian – the strongest of the Black Order…..
He is the newest recruit
Cull Obsidian is the latest recruit to Thanos’ Black Order. He made his first appearance in New Avengers Vol. 3 #8 in September 2013. That was just a one-panel appearance though. It was only in Infinity #1 in the same month that Cull obsidian made his full panel appearance.
He is the strongest member of the Order
There’s a reason Thanos chose him to be one of his trusted confidantes and greatest Generals. Cull Obsidian is incredibly strong, and that is something we say taking into account Marvel heavyweights like the Hulk and the Thing. Cull Obsidian’s strength is planetary level. His very appearance can make his opponents shit their pants. He is one of the most threatening and intimidating fighters that Thanos has in his arsenal.
He led the attack on Wakanda
Mad Titan is going after all six Infinity stones, among them ‘Mind stone’ is with Vision. He first sent Corvus Glaive (member of Black Order) to retrieve Infinity stone from Vision’s forehead. He captured him, put him down and tried to forcibly extract stone but Cap & Co. managed to save him from Glaive’s torture.
Afterward, Thanos entrusted Obsidian to attack Wakanda and contain Black Panther and his forces from creating any problem. Cull Obsidian complied and took a portion of Thanos’ forces and attacked the tiny super advanced African nation. Thanos’ army of outriders far outnumber Wakandans and we just can’t wait to see the ‘Battle of Wakanda’ for real.
He was defeated by Black Panther
When he attacked Wakanda, Cull Obsidian was taken aback by the rebellious nature of Wakanda and their ability to repel attacks. Cull, then personally took charge of the remaining forces and launched all out assault on the nation. He failed. T’Challa and Cull even fought one on one, with T’Challa being the victor.
But it’s still possible that in the movie, Obsidian will prevail over Black Panther and crush his forces who are trying to protect Vision carrying Mind stone.
He is a nihilist
A nihilist is someone who believes there is peace in chaos. As such, Cull ensures the world is in permanent turmoil so that the world could find peace the way he does. Cull, in his twisted sense of perception, is actually looking out for the universe by keeping it on the verge of oblivion. He never wants to give peace a chance and war is the only solution to solve world’s problems.
He can manipulate his own density
Cull Obsidian is not without his own special set of super powers and abilities. Cull can manipulate his own body density. He can make himself lighter than air or heavier than the densest things in this universe. He can use it to make him impenetrable and unstoppable. He s just a one man killing machine with insane powers.
He has unbreakable skin
Cull Obsidian has in inborn talent. It is more like a genetic gift bestowed upon him. Cull has incredibly durable skin. Even without turning his density to infinitesimal terms, Cull can easily withstand energy attacks and incredibly powered punches from beings like the Hulk without even breaking a sweat. He is Hulk and Steppenwolf rolled into one.
He was kicked out of the Black Order by Thanos
Due to his failure to keep Wakanda in Check, Thanos decided to punish Cull Obsidian by banishing him from the ranks of his army. Cull only stayed away for so long. He was again called back inot the Black Order and he helped Thanos repel the Avengers.
He was killed by Ronan the Accuser
Ronan is a Kree Warlord who branched away from the Kree when his ideology no longer matched those of his own brethren. Ronan is better known as the Villain of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 when he tried to use the Power Stone to destroy Xandar. Ronan also happens to be the guy who killed Cull Obsidian in the comic books.
He is the brother of fellow Black Order member, Corvus Glaive
Corvus Glaive is the deadliest alien fighter in the entire universe. He is also immortal and one of the most loyal servants of Thanos. He also happens to be the elder brother of Cull Obsidian. Thanos picked Cull Obsidian for his army right from Corvus Glaive’s homeworld.
Cull Obsidian and Corvus Glaive getting into the Black Order was just a massive stroke of luck. Glaive and Cull have fought many wars together, destroyed worlds, consumed planets only to retrieve Infinity stones to Thanos. These two are enough to level entire armies and Thanos can relax at Titan.
Cull Obsidian will make his official Marvel Cinematic Universe Debut in Avengers: Infinity War releasing on April 27th, 2018. It is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo aka Russo brothers who have an amazing track record of making comic book movies such as Captain America: First Avenger and Captain America: Civil War. The main producer is Marvel’s top executive Kevin Feige and a set of executive producers including Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The screenplay is written by a masterful duo – Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The official film synopsis reads:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.