Kingo Sunen

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Kingo Sunen
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Eternals #11 (May 1977)
Created byJack Kirby
In-story information
Alter egoKingo Sunen
Team affiliationsEternals
AbilitiesImmortality, master swordsman, other powers not demonstrated

Kingo Sunen is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Eternals #11 (May 1977) and was created by Jack Kirby. He is depicted as a member of the Eternals, a fictional race in the Marvel Comics universe.

In 2019, it was announced that Kumail Nanjiani would be playing Kingo Sunen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting in The Eternals (2020).

Publication history[edit]

Created by Jack Kirby, Kingo Sunen first appeared in The Eternals #11 (May 1977).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Kingo spent centuries in Japan learning the ways of the Samurai, and is one of the most skilled swordsmen on the planet. In the present day and age, he has parlayed his skills into becoming a major action film star in Japan.[1]

He later reappeared, after Sprite's mindwiping of the Eternals, once again, as a major Japanese film icon, now an actor, director, and producer, who is making a film in San Francisco starring the Blob, finding himself drawn to the Dreaming Celestial.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Kingo Sunen presumably has all the typical powers of Eternals—immortality, super-strength, flight, energy projection, and molecular manipulation. However, he eschews the use of these powers in battle, preferring to fight in the traditional manner of the Samurai. Kingo uses a sword forged by the Eternal Phastos that can cut through nearly any material.

In other media[edit]



  1. ^ Eternals vol. 1 #11 (May 1977)
  2. ^ Uncanny X-Men #500 (July 2008)
  3. ^ Coggan, Devan (July 20, 2019). "Marvel introduces 'The Eternals' at Comic-Con with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and more". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 21, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.