The Religious Affiliation of
The Builders

Religion: Builder religion (Goddess worship) CBR Scale: M

Name: The Builders

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Avengers (vol. 5) #2 (Feb. 2013): "We Were Avengers"

Creators: Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña

Number of Appearances: 1

Type of Organization/Group: alien race

Note: "the first race, the oldest living things in the cosmos"

Ex Nihilo captured Avengers Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man and the Hulk. He told them about the "true beginning" of the universe (at least the beginning he believes to be true): "This is the true beginning... At the dawn of everything were the Builders. They were the first race, the oldest living things in the Cosmos. They were a perfect people--and for a great while they worshiped the Goddess, the Mother-Maker herself, The Universe. Eventually, they grew beyond this--abandoning the old ways of reverence for the new path of relevance. As expansion and evolution occurred, the Builders creatd aggressive systems to direct, shape and control the very structure of space and time. The first of these systems were Gardeners-- Alephs sent out into the wild to purge species unfit, and unsuitable, for their new universe."

Ex Nihilo's account of the beginnings of the universe continued: "For hundreds of years, our Aleph razed world after world--all of which he deemed unfit for progress. Until one day, he encountered a species he considered worthy of preservation. He found them worthy of evolution. Then the Gardner released the Garden he had carried with him for all that time. No two seeds an Aleph carries are the same. The Builders, in al their wisdom, knew that creation was chaos and fully embraced this inconstant constant. This Aleph--our Aleph--yielded myself, Ex Nihilo, and my sister, Abyss. And from that day forward, whenever we hear the call of a living, wild world, we either break it, or attempt to transform the base species we find there into magnificent, more transcendent, creatures. And that is what I would do for your Earth. What I would do for you It could be a great story of creation."

Number of group members listed below: 2

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Alephs supporting character group
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[robots sent by the Builders to purge unfit worlds of life] Marvel 1
The Builders supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Builder religion (Goddess worship)
["the first race, the oldest living things in the cosmos"] Marvel 1

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Avengers (vol. 5) #2 (Feb. 2013): "We Were Avengers" (2-panel cameo)

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