Offbeat alien Taneleer Tivan seeks both objects và living creatures that he finds of interest for his massive collection, including unwilling participants and dangerous weapons.

As an Elder of the Universe, the Collector has spent millennia acquiring the greathử nghiệm prizes across the universe and is obsessed with his ever-growing collection. But he has a higher purpose: preserving the future from ultimate destruction.Quý Khách vẫn xem: The collector marvel là ai

Nothing can deter hyên ổn from his goal, and no one—not even the mighty Avengers—can stop the Collector from seizing his coveted artifacts.

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Elder of the Universe

Taneleer Tivan, also known as the Collector, is one of the Elders of the Universe—a group of ancient & powerful extraterrestrials that arose following the formation of all things. The Elders have lived longer than almost anyone else in the universe; their life forces sustained mainly by their monomaniacal obsessions with select pursuits. The Collector is obsessed with collecting items ranging from mystical artifacts và technological devices khổng lồ animals và even entire civilizations.

Though little is known of his early life or his long-dead native sầu race, the Collector did have sầu a family—a wife và daughter, Matani and Carina. He also had a clear motivation in life: to collect artifacts and specimens of every race khổng lồ preserve the future. This motivation stemmed from his gift of prophecy, which foresaw coming threats to all life in the universe, including the Mad Titan Thanos who sought khổng lồ destroy the universe.

Fascinated by other races, cultures, & technologies, the Collector acquired and stored samples of these things in order lớn preserve them from the disasters he foresaw. He pursued this mission for countless years, until it became an obsession—his original motivation all but forgotten. Lacking her husband’s obsessive drive, Matani gradually lost the will to lớn live once she had finished raising their daughter; she finally died of apathy roughly three billion years ago. Mourning her, the Collector sank deeper inlớn his obsession và continued khổng lồ exp& his collection.


Throughout his existence, he has amassed an immeasurable collection spread across many locations on many worlds, filling his countless private museums and zoos and his huge personal spacecraft with objects & entities he regards as interesting, quality, or admirable. Utterly ruthless and implacable in pursuit of his goals, he has had no qualms about imprisoning or even killing for the betterment of his collection.

More than Mortal

In either of his two physical forms, the Collector is an immortal capable of manipulating cosmic energies. In his traditional humanoid form, he has limited physical abilities and stamina due khổng lồ advanced age, having apparently devoted less of his energies lớn physical self-enhancement than most other Elders. While his cosmic energy powers are diminished by age and neglect, they are still sufficient enough lớn perform feats such as reshaping physical matter.

In his more alien size, the Collector has super human strength, is massive in form size, và can easily wield cosmic energy, performing feats such as limited shape-shifting, increasing his own kích thước, and firing powerful energy blasts. The Collector claims that his more alien incarnation is his true size, and that his humanoid incarnation is merely a disguise.

The Collector is wholly incapable of dying thanks to Death barring the Elders from her realm. He also has a limited telepathic rapport with his fellow Elders. And his precognitive sầu powers give hyên brief, random glimpses of possible futures, usually apocalyptic ones, though he requires meditation khổng lồ clarify the details of these visions.

The Collector has accumulated billions of years of knowledge regarding the cultures, languages, rituals, và technologies of countless alien races. He maintains museums & zoos at various locations throughout the universe, và has even converted entire worlds into museums & specimen habitats, or created artificial planets for the same purpose. He also stores a large portion of his collection in his personal interstellar spacecraft. Though vast, this vessel can be concealed by shifting inkhổng lồ subspace, maintaining a roughly phone booth-sized portal to lớn conventional space. The craft has been wrecked more than once, but the Collector has often replaced or rebuilt it.


The Collector’s special cosmic viewer can locate & observe sầu virtually anyone or anything in the universe—even within other time periods. His time probe can also move sầu beings và objects khổng lồ or from other times. His teleportation technology can pluchồng a target from any location and beam it inkhổng lồ his ship. His various headquarters usually include containment devices lớn restrain his collected captives, notably stasis tubes that place their occupants in suspended animation. He stores larger groups or entire populations of living beings within his starship by shrinking them lớn a tiny form size before housing them in artificial ecosystems that duplicate their original natural environments.

When necessary, the Collector uses items from his collection as tools or weapons. His handheld temporal assimilator can transport hyên and at least one passenger to lớn other time periods. His obedience potion renders those who consume it subservient to lớn his will. His cape, cut from a legendary Persian flying carpet, enables hlặng to fly. He also formerly possessed the Reality Gem, which alters both the perception & the substance of reality, but he never fully learned how to utilize its power before he lost it.

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Cosmic Curator

Tivan houses collected civilizations in his Vivarium, where a series of artificial miniature ecosystems duplicate each race’s respective sầu natural environments, complete with extensive sầu flora & fauna. His miniature ecosystems are so detailed that some of his specimens don’t even realize they are living in an artificial environment.

The Collector has extensive liên hệ with Earth, establishing multiple secret museums there, adding many beings và artifacts to lớn his collection. His earliest known Earth museum is a menagerie of giant monsters stored in a subterranean complex beneath Canadomain authority. His captives have included Droom, Fin Fang Foom, Gargantus, Goom, Grogg, Groot, Grottu, Rommbu, Taboo, Tragg, Van Doom’s Monster & other gigantic monsters that had terrorized humanity prior lớn the modern super heroic age. In fact, the proliferation of monstrous menaces during this early period may have been what drew Collector’s attention khổng lồ modern-day Earth in the first place.

Notable creatures in Tivan’s collection include the Bruruthian Paramecium Rex, which is an unusually large và aggressive single-celled organism. This extremely rare, tentacled entity tried to lớn consume the Collector và his longtime foes, the Avengers, when they entered the Vivarium at reduced kích cỡ lớn investigate the Brethren’s escape. Avengers member Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) drove off the creature with a quantum energy blast.


The rare Jupiterian Sauro-Beast is a prize pet held by the Collector, which is a reptilian creature with clawed feet, a tail, & a snake-lượt thích neông xã & head. Slightly larger than a cát and sensitive sầu khổng lồ noise, it is in fact a large species of insect; one therefore proved susceptible to lớn the insect-controlling powers of the Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), who once compelled the Sauro-Beast khổng lồ help her and her fellow Avengers escape their cells on the Collector’s ship.

Other creatures in the Collector’s custody include a Venusian Retriever-Anemone, the Vultures of Nepenthe, energy-sapping Venusian Shock-Flies, and the energy creatures of Erdile.

Collector’s Combatants

When the Collector foresaw that the Mad Titan Thanos would destroy the universe, he began collecting artifacts & beings from all races to lớn combat him and preserve sầu the future.

The Avengers, a group of super powered individuals, appealed khổng lồ the Collector as he hoped to ensnare them. When they fought back, he used gadgets in his collection to lớn escape. All his attempts to add them lớn his collection have sầu failed thus far.

The Collector once used the Brethren, the fanatically warlượt thích, genocidal superhuman race that the Celestials evolved from bacteria, to lớn ensnare humans. He released them upon Earth khổng lồ destroy humanity và his plan was to lớn harvest those left—until he was thwarted by the Avengers và the Brethren who ultimately turned on him.

When the Collector uses his daughter Carimãng cầu khổng lồ spy on Korvac—a would-be messiah who threatens all existence—Carimãng cầu unexpectedly falls in love with hyên ổn. She marries him before turning on her father. Korvac slays the Collector, sending hyên to Death’s door. Later, Carimãng cầu và Korvac die in a fight with the Avengers, though Korvac has been reborn in various incarnations since then.


Long-Lived Family

The Elders of the Universe, including the Collector, are an ancient race of extraterrestrials. While they come from different planets and species, he và the other Elders regard each other figuratively as brothers, given the quality kinship they mô tả as the sole survivors of their universe’s earliest civilizations.

Unlượt thích most Elders, the Collector had a family: Matani his wife và Carimãng cầu his daughter. Though Matani is now deceased, when she was alive, she did not giới thiệu her husband’s obsession for collecting. And Carimãng cầu was an ally before she met Korvac.

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