Black Dwarf (comics)
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Textless variant cover of Infinity #2 (November 2013).
Art by In-Hyuk Lee.
|First appearance||Cameo appearance: New Avengers #8 (September 2013)|
Full appearance: Infinity #1 (October 2013)
|Created by||Jonathan Hickman|
|Full name||Black Dwarf|
|Team affiliations||Black Order|
|Notable aliases||Cull Obsidian|
|Abilities||Super-Strength, unbreakable skin|
Black Dwarf first appeared in a one panel cameo in New Avengers #8 (September 2013) and was created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña. His full appearance, along with a number of the other members of the Black Order, takes place in Infinity #1 (October 2013).
Fictional character biography
When Thanos targeted Earth as the next planet he would raze during the Infinity, Black Dwarf arrived in Wakanda. To his surprise, Black Dwarf found great resistance in that country and was forced to retreat. For his failure, Thanos expelled Black Dwarf from the Black Order.
Thanos gave Black Dwarf one more chance to prove himself by sending him to protect The Peak and keep it from being reclaimed by the Avengers following their fight against the Builders. During the fight against the Avengers, Black Dwarf was killed by Ronan the Accuser.
Powers and abilities
Black Dwarf has super-strength, enhanced density, and his skin is impenetrable.
In other media
- Black Dwarf appears in the Avengers Assemble animated series, but has no dialogue. He serves the Black Order under Thanos.
- Black Dwarf appears in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, voiced by Jesse Burch.
- The character, renamed Cull Obsidian, appears in Avengers: Infinity War, voiced and motion-captured by Terry Notary. He is a member of the Children of Thanos. Obsidian assists Ebony Maw in an attempt to take the Time Stone from Doctor Strange, fighting Iron Man. After being teleported to Antarctica by Wong, Obsidian jumped for the portal but Wong closed it, severing Obsidian's arm in the process. After getting a cybernetic arm, Obsidian appears in the Battle of Wakanda. Obsidian fights Bruce Banner (wearing Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor). He manages to break off Banner's Hulkbuster arm, but Banner attaches the arm repulsor to Obsidian's body, sending him flying toward the Wakandan shield, which leads to his death when the gauntlet overheats and explodes.
- Cull Obsidian returns in Avengers: Endgame, with Notary reprising the role. A 2014 version of the character travels through time with Thanos' forces to take part in the climactic battle on Earth. During the battle, Obsidian is crushed to his death by Giant-Man. His corpse is disintegrated (along with the rest of Thanos' forces) when Tony Stark activates the Infinity Stones.
- Black Dwarf appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
- Black Dwarf appears as a boss and unlockable playable character in Marvel Future Fight.
- Cull Obsidian appears as a playable character in the "Infinity War" DLC for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.
- Cull Obsidian appears as a playable character in Marvel Contest of Champions.
- Infinity #1
- New Avengers vol. 3 #8
- New Avengers vol. 3 #10
- Avengers vol. 5 #22
- Avengers vol. 5 #23
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