The Celestials are a group of cosmic beings who have existed for centuries in the Marvel Universe. They are known as “The Watchers” because they were sent to Earth by the great Celestials millennia ago, and continue to watch over its development. In the comics, the Celestials were described as giant green-skinned alien warriors from outer space. In addition to “regular” humans, they also exist alongside the other races of Earth. The Celestials seem to be a very advanced race, which has given them an extremely long history on Earth. They come and go at will, appearing on Earth at certain times in history and departing just as quickly. The Celestials have been seen in various forms of all sorts of different creatures (including humans) throughout time, and so forth. The role of the Celestials is not exactly clear: they seem to be some sort of cosmic beings who have watched over Earth for many eons (although there are also hints that they are inter-dimensional beings). Some people argue that if this is true then all life on Earth is somehow connected to these Celestials; others claim that these beings did not exist before humans were brought into existence, but instead created them – or at least helped create them – after their arrival on Earth. The Watchers (which may or may not mean celestial beings) appear in many different stories and can be seen throughout Marvel Universe’s history from before it was even recorded (like in the past). There is one particular story where these beings figure prominently: “The Silver Surfer’s origin story” where he was born on an unknown planet which had no mention of any celestial beings whatsoever prior to his arrival here (in fact there isn’t even any mention that he was ever born). It seems that this planet was once visited by some strange race which left behind a civilization with no evidence whatsoever that they had ever existed prior to their arrival here, much less created human life (or whatever it is called). This race likely gave rise to neo-paganism – a religion based on worshiping some kind of extraterrestrial being – and then eventually became extinct leaving only traces behind on this world. When the Silver Surfer arrived here he found all traces of this civilization and began his journey here; we don’t know anything about his origins other than whatever he learned from his experience here (which may have been nothing more than being raised by one such power What are the characteristics of a celestial? A celestial is a being who holds power over the universe. It is a god, an angel, a godlike creature with supernatural abilities. A celestial may be any being that holds such power. Celestials are powerful beings and they are often used to advance the goals of their creators. It is possible that some of them were once human beings, but became celestials as part of their evolution. In the Marvel universe, Celestials are some kind of beings who hold power over the universe and can effect things beyond anything humans can do. If you want to know what makes them so powerful, you will have to read up on the cosmology behind it all — which is not too difficult if you read up on physics or science fiction (especially sci-fi). You will find that a celestial's powers stem from its interactions with other celestial beings or forces of nature (eg: dark matter), from its interaction with other celestial beings (eg: dark energy), from its interaction with the fabric of spacetime itself (eg: gravity), and from its interaction with cosmic entities (eg: aliens). How can you tell if you are a celestial? The average reader may not think about this, but the answer to that question is important. Most articles on startups and marketing share the idea that there are three elements to success: • Product – how does it do what people want it to do? • Market – how does it fit into the overall enterprise? • Brand – how does it work alongside or against other products in the ecosystem? Most companies fail because they don’t have a clear answer to these questions. When we think of a product, we often think of one that has a specific need and fills that need. When we think of a market, we often think of one where there are many different products competing in search of an equally good solution. And when we think about branding, we usually think about a company name or logo (or maybe even the brand itself). There is no right answer for any of these questions. The question isn’t whether your product or service will be successful; it is only how well you answer them. The question isn’t whether your market will be competitive; it is only how well you find and define it . The question isn’t whether you can make your brand stick; it is only how well you can make sure your brand sticks . The question isn’t whether your product is good enough to sell; it is only how well you can make sure people know who you are and what they get out of what they buy . If all three elements are right, then you have success! If all three elements are wrong, then you have failure! This might seem like common sense at first glance, but let me remind you (for emphasis) that this concept was originally created for products — not services — which means if two separate entities were the same sort of company operating under different names (e.g., two service providers providing exactly the same service), then saying “They both failed!” would be more appropriate than saying “They failed because they used different brands!” The benefits of being a celestial. In the Marvel Universe there are four main classes of superhero: The Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Illuminati. The Avengers and X-Men are often considered to be “heroes” in their own right. The Fantastic Four may not be Earth’s most popular superheroes (and I don’t blame them), but they have a dedicated following and a central position in the Marvel Universe. The Illuminati represents a middle ground between heroes and villains. They are often referred to as “the anti-Avengers/anti-X-Men” as they generally do not side with any of their teammates (they always choose “neutrality”). They exist to provide balance to all characters within the MCU – who, after all, aren’t really whole without their support system. From the outside, it would appear that these teams function similarly – each team has a leader, they are constantly at odds with one another (sometimes even fighting on opposite sides) and are usually interested in maintaining peace between them all. But from an internal perspective, how do these teams function? And more importantly what does it mean that these teams exist at all? As far as I can tell from reading up on them, we can split this group into two camps: heroes and villains. There is no doubt that heroes (or at least some of them) exist within these groups (for example Quinjet is seen as quite inefficient), but what does this mean for villainy? And more importantly; how does this relate back to our group of Celestials? It turns out that most roleplaying games use a similar model for establishing each class of character: champions, adventurers or champions like themselves. Heroes may or may not exist within a given campaign setting, while villains must be created in advance – they cannot simply arise within it naturally. In other words, someone needs to establish them first before they can claim any sort of power (even if they don’t necessarily have any actual power by virtue of being a villain). Similarly with villains… unless you want your game to be completely open world and assume that you know who everyone is already… then you need to create an antagonist before you start playing let alone creating heroes/villains etc… But what if your game is already set up like this anyway? What if your group already has established heroes/villains already? The drawbacks of being a celestial. This is a short quiz on the Marvel universe, which has taken up a lot of our time in the last few years. So we’re going to share some of the things that have made it so interesting for us – hopefully entertaining too. 1) Which version did Thor discover his powers? 2) Which version did Loki steal his power/beg him to give it back? 3) Which version was Odin's son? 4) What are the hidden secrets of Asgard? 5) What was Earth originally called before being re-named "New Earth"?