Elementals (Marvel Comics)

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Elementals
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceSupernatural Thrillers #8 (August 1974)
Created byTony Isabella
Val Mayerik
In-story information
Member(s)Hellfire
Hydron
Magnum
Zephyr

The Elementals is a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

A version of the "Elementals" appeared in the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Far From Home. This version of the group are actually illusions created by a series of drones operated by Mysterio.

Publication history[edit]

The Elementals first appeared in Supernatural Thrillers #8 (August 1974), and were created by Tony Isabella and Val Mayerik.

The group subsequently appears in Supernatural Thrillers #9–15 (October 1974 – October 1975) and Ms. Marvel #11–12 (November–December 1977).

Fictional biography[edit]

The Elementals are four extradimensional humanoids who became immortals with power over natural forces and who ruled a kingdom on Earth before the rise of the original Atlantis. They are Hydron, lord of the waters; Magnum, master of the earth; Hellfire, wielder of flame; and Zephyr, mistress of the winds. The Elementals used N'Kantu / the Living Mummy, making him a slave, using him as a pawn against the Ahmet Abdol / the Living Monolith to obtain the Ruby Scarab from them. Zephyr betrayed the other Elementals and allied with the Living Mummy. The Elementals attacked Zephyr, the Living Mummy, and their allies and gained the Scarab from them. When the Elementals tried to release their energies through the Scarab, they were blasted off Earth.[1]

The Elementals were later returned to Earth and pursued Zephyr and the Scarab. Ms. Marvel arrived and fought the Elementals, defeating them one by one.[2]

During the "Dark Reign" storyline, Quasimodo researched the Elementals alongside other villains for Norman Osborn. He speculated that they could be aliens from the Axi-Tun or the Horusians.[3]

Team lineup[edit]

  • Hellfire – The leader of the villainous group, who can generate fire and flames.
  • Hydron – A foe with aquatic powers, including the ability to control water.
  • Magnum – He has abilities that allow manipulation of earth, minerals, and rock.
  • Zephyr – The sole female of the team who has the power to control wind, sky and air and thereby affect many of its aspects.

In other media[edit]

A group named the "Elementals" appears in the 2019 film Spider-Man: Far From Home.[4] Other than the name and elemental theme, the group is unrelated to the comics team and has more in common with the Elementals of Doom. It is made up instead of the Air Elemental, the Earth Elemental, the Fire Elemental, and the Water Elemental who are modeled after Cyclone, Sandman, Molten Man, and Hydro-Man respectively.[5] Mysterio claimed that they were born in a black hole where they ravaged his reality of Earth-833. After the Air Elemental and the Earth Elemental are defeated by Mysterio off-screen, he went on to fight the Water Elemental in Venice. Nick Fury and Maria Hill persuaded Spider-Man to help Mysterio when it comes to the Fire Elemental's attack on Prague. When it does attack, Spider-Man and Mysterio managed to defeat it. Twice in the film, Spider-Man's teacher Julius Dell thought the Elementals were the creation of witches. It was later discovered by Spider-Man and Michelle Jones that the Elementals were actually drones using illusion technology that was utilized by Quentin Beck and his fellow ex-Stark Industries employees in order to make him look like an Avengers-level hero. In order to destroy Peter Parker's class (who had acquired a hologram projector that could potentially ruin everything he worked towards), Mysterio and his accomplices used E.D.I.T.H. (Stark tech connected to a vast weapons system) to help the drones create the illusion of an Elemental Fusion; claiming to Nick Fury that the Elementals combined into one monstrosity. Spider-Man was able to get into the illusion and deactivate the drones that created it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supernatural Thriller #9–15. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Ms. Marvel #11–12. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Dark Reign Files. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Hullender, Tatiana (May 8, 2019). "Confirmed: Spider-Man: Far From Home's Elemental Villains Based on B-List Villains". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "How Kevin Feige And Jon Watts Feel About Potentially Bringing Green Goblin And Doc Ock Back To The Spider-Man Movies". CINEMABLEND. 2019-07-04. Retrieved 2019-07-05.

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