Black Dwarf (comics)

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Black Dwarf
Black Dwarf.jpg
Textless variant cover of Infinity #2 (November 2013).
Art by In-Hyuk Lee.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceCameo appearance: New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Full appearance: Infinity #1 (October 2013)
Created byJonathan Hickman
Jerome Opeña
In-story information
Team affiliationsBlack Order
Notable aliasesCull Obsidian
AbilitiesSuper-Strength, unbreakable skin

Black Dwarf is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a prominent member of the Black Order, a team of aliens who work for the titan Thanos.

Black Dwarf appears as Cull Obsidian, one of the Children of Thanos, in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, portrayed by Terry Notary.

Publication history[edit]

Black Dwarf first appeared in a one panel cameo in New Avengers #8 (September 2013) and was created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña.[1] 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[edit]

Black Dwarf is a member of Thanos' Black Order where he is the powerhouse of the Mad Titan's army.[2]

When Thanos targeted Earth as the next planet he would raze during the Infinity, Black Dwarf arrived in Wakanda.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] During the fight against the Avengers, Black Dwarf was killed by Ronan the Accuser.[6]

During the "No Surrender" arc, Black Dwarf was resurrected by Challenger who reassembles the Black Order in order to go into a contest against Grandmaster's Lethal Legion.[7]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Black Dwarf has super-strength, enhanced density, and his skin is impenetrable.

In other media[edit]



Black Dwarf, renamed Cull Obsidian, appears in Avengers: Infinity War,[9] voiced and motion-captured by Terry Notary.[10][11] As in the comics, he is a member of the Children of Thanos and the Black Order. Obsidian assists Ebony Maw in an attempt to take the Time Stone from Doctor Strange. 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 robotic arm, Obsidian appears in the Battle of Wakanda. Obsidian fights Bruce Banner wearing the Hulkbuster armor. He manages to break off the arm of the Hulkbuster armor, but Banner attaches the arm repulsor to Obsidian's body, sending him flying toward the Wakandan shield, which leads to his death.

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  1. ^
  2. ^ Infinity #1
  3. ^ New Avengers vol. 3 #8
  4. ^ New Avengers vol. 3 #10
  5. ^ Avengers vol. 5 #22
  6. ^ Avengers vol. 5 #23
  7. ^ Avengers #681. Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ a b "Voice of Black Dwarf". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Hall, Jacob (July 15, 2017). "The Minions of Thanos in 'Avengers: Infinity War' Have Been Revealed [D23 Expo 2017]". /Film. Archived from the original on July 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Shanley, Patrick (March 10, 2017). "'Skull Island': Kong Motion-Capture Actor on Sequel Plans and Seeking Andy Serkis' Blessing". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Fullerton, Huwav (April 16, 2018). "Fargo's Carrie Coon to play crucial Avengers: Infinity War villain". Radio Times. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Fahey, Mike (August 23, 2013). "Maybe Avengers Alliance Can Make Sense Of Marvel's Infinity Event". Kotaku. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Staff (March 21, 2016). "MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT THANOS' BLACK ORDER TRAILER". Cosmic Book News. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  14. ^ "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Gets Infinity War DLC". 19 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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