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Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington, Don Lee, Gil Birmingham, Harish Patel
OUR RATING: ★★½
Superhero action adventure directed and co-written by Chloé Zhao. After an unexpected tragedy following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Eternals (2021) centers on an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years reunite to protect humanity against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.
Our Favorite Quotes:'When you love something, you protect it. It is the most natural thing in the world.' - Thena (Eternals) Click To Tweet
Sersi: [seeing Earth for the first time] It’s beautiful. Isn’t it?
Dane Whitman: Are you a wizard?
Dane Whitman: Yeah, like Doctor Strange.
Sersi: No. I’m…
Dane Whitman: I’ve noticed some unusual things happen when I’m around you. You know, like our water always turns to coffee whenever the waiter ignores us.
Sersi: That’s your caffeine addiction talking.
Dane Whitman: And Sprite says things, like you and your ex-boyfriend broke up a century ago.
Sersi: She said that?
Dane Whitman: And he can fly.
Sersi: He’s a pilot.
Sprite: [referring to Dane] Are you really in love?
Sersi: What if I am?
Sprite: You better tell him the truth then.
Sersi: I’m working on it.
Dane Whitman: What is that thing?
Sprite: A Deviant!
Dane Whitman: You said you killed them all!
Sersi: You told him that?
Sprite: You believed me?
Dane Whitman: I do now!
Dane Whitman: I’m Dane.
Ikaris: Hello, Dane.
Dane Whitman: Well, I guess you must be the pilot.
Sersi: We’re Eternals, from a planet called Olympia. We came here seven thousand years ago on the Domo, our starship, to protect humans from the Deviants. We thought we killed them all five centuries ago, but now they’re back.
Dane Whitman: Look, if you don’t want to move in with me, you could just say.
Sersi: Dane, this is serious.
Dane Whitman: Oh, I know. I’m just still getting over the fact you’re not a wizard. I was hoping you could change me into a giraffe. I always wanted to be a giraffe when I was a kid.
Sersi: It’s too bad I can’t change sentient beings. You would have made a very cute giraffe.
Dane Whitman: Why didn’t you guys help fight Thanos? Or any war? Or all the other terrible things throughout history?
Sersi: We were instructed not to interfere in any human conflicts, unless Deviants were involved.
Dane Whitman: Why?
Sersi: If we’d protected humanity from everything for seven thousand years, you’d never have had the chance to develop in the way you were meant to.
Dane Whitman: But if the Deviants were eradicated a long time ago, why are you still here?
Sersi: We’ve been waiting, to be told we can go home.
Dane Whitman: So, Ikaris. The boy who flew too close to the sun.
Sersi: Sprite made that story up when we lived in Athens.
Dane Whitman: In the fifth century BC? How long were you two together?
Sersi: Five thousand years.
Dane Whitman: I guess you can call that long-term.
Dane Whitman: [referring to Ikaris] What happened?
Sersi: He left. I always thought he’d come back, but he never did. So, I moved on.
Dane Whitman: I’m glad you did.
Ikaris: We need to find the others.
Sersi: I haven’t seen some of them for centuries.
Ikaris: I doubt much has changed.
Ikaris: I’m sorry I hurt you, Sersi. But we need to stick together. And once I know you’re safe, I’ll leave you alone.
Sersi: Let’s go to Ajak first. She’ll know what to do.
Ikaris: You hear that, Sprite? Family reunion.
Sersi: It’s about time.
Phastos: [in 5000 BC] It’s an engine. It moves steam from high pressure to low pressure. It’ll help them till their fields at an incredibly fast rate.
Sprite: It’s going to freak them out.
Druig: I mean, they only have had the wheel a thousand years, so.
Phastos: You know, we could do that thing, you know, where you use your mind to control them, and then they could do it quicker.
'I think we must learn from our mistakes and do better. You must not give up hope.' - Karun (Eternals) Click To Tweet
Sersi: What did I miss?
Phastos: Nothing. Just the screams of my deep disappointment.
Ajak: Listen, humanity may be coming along slower than some of us want. But there is no telling what wonders they will discover as they advance.
Makkari: [signing] When humans have conflict, Ajak tells us not to interfere.
Druig: Well, she also says that stealing is very, very bad.
Makkari: [signing] If you don’t tell, I won’t tell.
Ikaris: You are very beautiful, Sersi. I’m yours, Sersi, if you’ll have me.
Sprite: [present day, after they find Ajak has been killed] Ajak asked me to check on Sersi, so I went to London. Turned out, both of us were lonely, and we needed each other. I guess, in her way, Ajak never stopped trying to take care of us.
Ajak: [1521 Tenochtitlan, referring to the battle] Don’t. We don’t interfere in their wars.
Druig: This isn’t war. It’s genocide. Their weapons have become too deadly. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea helping them advance, Phastos.
Phastos: Technology is a part of their evolutionary process, Druig. It’s not exactly something that I can stop.
Druig: No, you can’t. But I can.
Thena: [referring to the battle] It’s too late.
Thena: Everyone is going to die.
Ajak: [as Thena She attacks the group and nearly kills them] Don’t listen to your head, Thena. Listen to my voice. You are safe. You are loved. You’re our Thena.
Thena: What happened?
Ajak: Thena. You attacked everyone. You wounded Sersi, Phastos. You nearly killed Makkari. Thena: I don’t remember.
Ajak: You have Mahd Wy’ry. Your mind is fracturing under the weight of your memories. And all I can do is erase them so that you can start over.
Thena: Please. Please, I want to remember. I want to remember my life.
Ajak: Thena, I love you. But listen to me. It’s not important if you remember or not. Your spirit will remain. You will always be Thena deep inside. Trust me.
Druig: Why should she trust you? You’re asking her to let you erase who she is.
'Every time innocent lives have been sacrificed for the greater good, it turns out to be a mistake.' - Sersi (Eternals) Click To Tweet
Druig: We’ve trusted you for seven thousand years, and look where you’ve gotten us. I’ve watched humans destroy each other, when I could stop it all in a heartbeat. Do you know what that does to someone after centuries? Could our mission have been a mistake? Are we really helping these people build a better world, huh? We’re just like the soldiers down there. Pawns to their leaders. Blinded by loyalty.
Gilgamesh: I’ll watch over Thena. Let her keep her memories.
Ajak: One day, when she attacks you, you might have to kill her.
Gilgamesh: We’ll take that chance.
Ajak: You may all go. The Deviants are gone. There is no reason for you to stay with me.
Ikaris: Shouldn’t you ask Arishem first? We’re a team, we should stay together.
Ajak: I didn’t ask you for your advice, Ikaris. Do not forget your place. This is where we say goodbye. You are free to go. I want you to go out there and live a life for yourselves. Not as soldiers. Not with the purpose you were given. Find your own purpose. And one day,
when we see each other again, I want you to tell me what you found.
Kingo: [present day] My friends from college are here. Boss! Perfect timing! Welcome to the set of…
Kingo: [in Hindu] Legend of Ikaris.
Kingo: I’m playing you! You like the costume?
Ikaris: We need to talk.
Kingo: Tell the director I have some notes for him.
Sprite: We need to talk to you in private.
Kingo: Oh, Karun, he’s worked with me for fifty years. I trust him completely. Actually, when we first met, he thought I was a vampire. And he tried to stake me through the heart.
Karun: I have apologized so many times.
Kingo: Not quite enough times. Very close though. I’ll let you know.
Kingo: You guys are going to love the next scene. I come in on a wire, because, you know, I can’t fly. Wait. Are we getting back together?
Sersi: We need to talk.
Kingo: I’ve been waiting for the day the world learns the true identity of the Shadow Warrior.
Sprite: Ajak’s dead.
Ikaris: She was killed. It was a Deviant. The Deviants are back. We don’t know how many there are. You need to come with us.
Kingo: I can’t just go. I mean, all these people depend on me. We just started shooting this movie. It’s the first of a trilogy. We just got BTS to do a cameo.
Karun: Sir, may I say something?
Kingo: Please don’t say anything.
Karun: I think you should go.
Kingo: I just said don’t say anything.
Karun: “Life affords no greater duty than to protect one’s family!” Remember? It’s your favorite line from The Shadow Warrior 2: Voyage of Time. Your family needs you.
Kingo: [as Karun is filming him] Seven thousand years. That’s how long the battle between Eternals and Deviants has raged for. You think I’m a movie star. Well, I am. But I am also an Eternal.
Sprite: Kingo, what are you doing?
Kingo: I think we should be remembered, so I am making a documentary about us.
Kingo: This is Sersi. Sersi, tell them about yourself. We’re rolling.
Sersi: Well, I can change a rock into water. I could turn a rock into wood. Or a rock into metal. Actually, one time, I turned a rock into air.
Kingo: Cut. You know what? Why don’t you think about it, and we’ll get back to you, okay?
Sprite: Nobody ever wonders how you managed to be the leading man for over a hundred years?
Kingo: [pointing to the movie posters] Oh, I don’t know what you’re talking about. That is my great-great-grandfather. That is my great-grandfather. Grandfather. Father. And me. I’m part of the greatest dynasty in the history of Bollywood. Pretty impressive, right?
Kingo: You’re about to meet two of the greatest warriors the world has ever known. Thena, legendary, deadly, fashionable. And her trusty friend, a mighty powerhouse of strength, the fearsome Gilgamesh! Gilgamesh!
[Gilgamesh opens the front door wearing an apron]
Gilgamesh: Who the hell are you?
Karun: I’m Karun. Kingo’s valet.
Gilgamesh: Oh, valet. Like Alfred in Batman.
Sprite: We were attacked by a Deviant in London too.
Sersi: Even Ikaris couldn’t kill it.
Gilgamesh: You couldn’t?
Ikaris: I was distracted.
Gilgamesh: Sure, man.
Kingo: Speaking of Odin, Thor used to follow me around when he was a little kid. Now he’s a famous Avenger and won’t return my calls.
Sprite: So now that Captain Rogers and Iron Man are both gone, who do you think is going to lead the Avengers?
Ikaris: I could lead them. I figure I’d be good at that.
Kingo: Yeah, you would.
Gilgamesh: Ajak didn’t even choose you to lead us.
Ikaris: Ouch, Gil. Ouch.
Ikaris: I’m going to let that one slide because, you know, you’ve always been bitter that I can fly and you can’t.
Gilgamesh: Oh, so what, you can fly. I’m better looking, everybody knows that.
Kingo: [referring to the drink] This is really good, Gil. You know, I could sell this. Put my face on it, move some units.
Gilgamesh: I made it from corn. I chew each kernel myself and ferment it in my spit.
Sersi: We had an unprecedented global earthquake three days ago.
Gilgamesh: Oh, that’s what that was. I thought I was drunk.
Sersi: Ajak chose me to lead us, but I can’t even figure out how to speak to Arishem. I’ve tried so many times.
Gilgamesh: Maybe you’re trying too hard. Sometimes, you just have to listen.
Arishem: It is time for you to learn the true purpose of your mission. You were sent to Earth to bring forth the Celestial Tiamut. Every billion years, new Celestials must be born. I plant Celestial seeds into host planets across the universe. The planet Earth was chosen to host the Celestial Tiamut. In order to grow, Tiamut needs vast amounts of energy from intelligent life. The Deviants prevented this by consuming humans until the Eternals eliminated them. Now, the human population of this planet has reached the required amount. It is time for the emergence to begin.
Sersi: But everyone on Earth will die.
Arishem: The end of one life, Sersi, is the beginning of another.
Arishem: Without us, our universe will fall into darkness. All life will die.
Sersi: Ajak knew the truth?
Arishem: She has helped many Celestials to emerge over millions of years. So have you.
Sersi: Earth was my first mission. I was home, on Olympia.
Arishem: There is no Olympia. This is your true home, Sersi. The World Forge. It is here that I built and programmed the Eternals.
Sersi: Everything dies except us, because we were never alive. Why don’t I remember any of this?
Arishem: Because your memories are erased and reset after each emergence. They are stored here.
Sersi: Why do you keep them?
Arishem: I keep them in order to study the Deviants.
Arishem: I created the Deviants, Sersi, for the same purpose I created you. Every Celestial host planet has its own predators. I first sent the Deviants to exterminate them so intelligent life could grow. But there was a flaw in their design. They evolved. Became predators themselves. And I lost control of them. I built and programmed you, Eternals, to be synthetic beings and incapable of evolution, to correct my mistake. Sersi, Ajak has chosen you to take her place as the Prime Eternal. Do not fail me.
Kingo: So, you’re saying we’re basically fancy robots? And our past memories are stored somewhere in space?
Gilgamesh: I’m sorry, Thena. You tried to warn us.
Sprite: The last time Arishem reset your memories, something must have gone wrong.
Kingo: What do you mean?
Sprite: Well, that’s what Mahd Wy’ry is, isn’t it? All this time, Thena was remembering all the other planets we were sent to, and everyone dying during the emergence.
Gilgamesh: I thought we were heroes. Turns out we’re the bad guys.
Kingo: We’re not the bad guys, okay? We’ve helped the Celestials expand life across the universe. That’s not what bad guys do. That’s what good guys do.
Sersi: Every time innocent lives have been sacrificed for the greater good, it turns out to be a mistake. We have to stop the emergence.
Kingo: Sersi, we have no right to stop the birth of a Celestial.
Sersi: There has to be a way Tiamut can emerge without destroying the Earth. We just have to delay it until we figure out how.
Gilgamesh: Could Druig control its mind? Maybe put it to sleep?
Sprite: Put it to sleep? Are you serious?
Thena: Gilgamesh asked Druig to put me to sleep once.
Gilgamesh: So I could take a vacation to Fiji, you know?
Sersi: Come on, we’re not going to let everyone on Earth die, right?
Karun: Right! I’m human. I’m a little biased.
Kingo: [in Hindi] The world is ending. You need to go home.
Karun: And do what? Watch TV? When I could be with the Earth’s original superheroes as they try to save the world?
Kingo: Fine. If you want to, stay.
Kingo: Gilgamesh, could you please get rid of the saliva beer?
Gilgamesh: I thought you like it, man.
Druig: Your kind, my friend, you will be responsible for your own extinction one day. Don’t you think?
Karun: I think we must learn from our mistakes and do better, sir. You must not give up hope.
Kingo: [as Druig makes Karun destroy the camera] Oh, no, you didn’t. Okay, new rule, no more possessing people’s valets.
Druig: Oh, where is your sense of humor, Kingo?
Kingo: You are not a God. You know that, right?
Druig: How ironic. Kingo, the movie star.
Kingo: I’ve directed some things too.
Druig: Oh, yeah? Like what?
Kingo: Some Internet content.
Druig: How many views?
Kingo: I don’t do it for the views.
Druig: Ikaris. I missed you. Are you going to charm me, or threaten me?
Ikaris: I mean, there’s a third option, if you prefer that.
Druig: It must be heartbreaking to find out that you’re not Mother’s favorite.
Ikaris: And I’m sure she’d be real proud of what you’ve been up to.
Sersi: Druig, this is serious.
Druig: I’ll tell you what’s serious. I’ve just been told I’ve been sent on a suicide mission for the past seven thousand years, and that my entire existence is a lie. So, excuse me for not giving a s**t about your plan right now.
Kingo: Druig sucks.
Karun: He does, sir.
Thena: Thank you.
Gilgamesh: For what?
Thena: For always taking care of me.
Gilgamesh: Oh. I’d do it again. On any planet.
Kingo: [referring to Ikaris] I like watching him too. I don’t think it’s creepy at all. Have you read Peter Pan? Okay, so, to me, Ikaris is Peter, Sersi is Wendy, you are Tinker Bell, for obvious reasons. And the rest of us are the Lost Boys.
Sprite: What’s your point?
Kingo: Tinker Bell’s always been in love with Peter. And it’s hard for her because she can never be with him. I’m sorry, Sprite.
Karun: [to Kingo] You have a very angry family, sir. Yeah, it’s a big issue.
Sersi: Why did you leave? I told myself something must have happened to you. So I waited. Days became years, and you never came back.
Ikaris: Sersi, I’ve missed you. I didn’t want to leave.
Kro: Ajak. Her memories, I understand now. I can see what she saw. So many planets. So much life destroyed every time a Celestial is born. Arishem used us and left us to die with each emergence. We just wanted to survive. And then he sent you. I will kill you all for what you have done to my kind. You are not saviors, Eternals. You are murderers.
Druig: When I left, I thought about taking over the minds of every human on this planet. Violence, fear, greed, all gone.
Sersi: Why didn’t you?
Druig: Because without their flaws, they wouldn’t be human.
Sersi: These Deviants are trying to keep us from killing their own kind. They have a conscience now. That makes them more dangerous.
Druig: No, Sersi. That makes them us. Eternals and Deviants. Arishem’s children. But you are asking me to take control of a mind of a Celestial. I do not have that kind of power.
Sersi: We’ll need Phastos.
Druig: Well, good luck. He gave up on humans a long time ago.
Phastos: [August 1945, Hiroshima] Druig was right. Our mission was a mistake. These people, they’re not worth saving.
Ajak: Oh, Phastos.
Phastos: They’re not worth saving.
Jack: [referring to Ikaris] Dad, that’s Superman. Dad, that’s Superman!
Phastos: Jack That’s really funny, Jack. That is definitely not Superman.
Jack: No. No! He is Superman. I saw him on TV. He was in London, fighting a monster. And you were with a cape, and you were shooting laser beams out of your eyes.
Ikaris: I don’t wear a cape.
Phastos: Can I call you Clark? Is that what you go by now? Because, you know.
Ikaris: You’ve called me worse.
Phastos: So, after all these years, even you fell for Ajak’s lies.
Ikaris: No need to rub it in.
Phastos: It all makes sense why she wouldn’t let us interfere with human conflicts. Conflicts lead to war, and war actually leads to advancement in lifesaving technology and medicine. So our mission was never to make a peaceful or harmonious world, but to increase the population, at all costs. Just farming humans as food for the Celestials, right?
Ikaris: That’s bleak.
Phastos: Well, so is telling your husband and your child that they could be dead within a few days.
Ikaris: Thought you’d given up on humans.
Phastos: I got lucky. Okay? I have a family now. They give me faith again. And I see the good in humanity in them every single day. So, look, I cannot help you. I am never leaving them.
Phastos: It was wrong for me to use my powers without thinking about the consequences in the first place. So, now, I choose to use my hands to fix my child’s bicycle, okay?
Ikaris: Do you?
Phastos: I don’t use my powers anymore.
Ikaris: Are you sure?
Ikaris: I bet you’ve built the perfect safe house. And what’s this even made of Vibranium?
Phastos: [as Ikaris smashes the table] Don’t! Fall collection. IKEA. A**. How did you even deal with this guy for over five thousand years?
Ben: You should go, habibi.
Phastos: You want me to go?
Ben: [in English and Arabic] You know what my mom would say to you right now, right? Quit procrastinating, Phil, and take care of your business. He’s a chronic procrastinator.
Phastos: I’m not leaving you two. No way.
Ben: I’m not happy about it. But if there’s a chance for us to watch Jack grow up to live a life of his own, we should take it.
Kingo: [as Phastos gets frightened] As you can see, being an Eternal does not preclude you from having human emotions such as cowardice.
Phastos: What has she done? Is that a sarcophagus in my lab?
Kingo: This is Makkari. Or should I say Miss Havisham? None of us have seen her for centuries.
Sprite: Is that the Ebony Blade?
Sprite: Arthur always did have a crush on you.
Makkari: [signing] So you mean, I’ve been waiting for centuries to go back to Olympia, and now you’re telling me, it doesn’t exist?
Kingo: That, and the world is ending.
Makkari: [signing] At last, my boredom is ending.
Kingo: Have you seen my movies?
Makkari: [signing] I don’t have a DVD player.
Kingo: DVD? It’s all about streaming now. You know, what you need is a Kindle. Do you know what that is? It’s like a… You know, I just realized that if you don’t know what an iPad is, there’s almost no way to explain it.
Phastos: Well, if the Deviants can absorb our energy, what if we can absorb each other’s energy as well? If I can find a way to connect us all, one of us could become immensely powerful, pulling the accumulated energy from the rest, forming a Uni-Mind. “Uni” meaning “one”, “mind” meaning “mind”.
Kingo: Oh, no. We heard you the first time.
Sprite: Terrible name.
Kingo: We’ll brainstorm. Brainstorm! That’s a way better name!
Phastos: No, I invented it, so I’m calling it whatever I want.
Sersi: We find humans a new home on another planet.
Sprite: Are we building a big ship too? Take a pair of each animal?
Phastos: Well, you know what’s never saved the planet? Your sarcasm.
Kingo: If you think we should do this, I trust you. I will follow you to the end, like I always have.
Ikaris: What did you say?
Kingo: I will follow you to the end, like I always have.
Ikaris: I’m not who you think I am.
Ajak: [six days ago in South Dakota] Ikaris. We have to tell them the truth.
Ikaris: What? Why?
Ajak: Because together we might be able to stop the emergence.
Ajak: I have followed Arishem for millions of years. And I have never doubted him. Until now.
Ikaris: And Why now? Why now?!
Ajak: Five years ago, Thanos erased half of the population of the universe. Delayed the emergence. But the people of this planet brought everyone back with the snap of a finger. You know, after I let you all go, I traveled the world, living among them. I have seen them fight, and lie, and kill. But I have also seen them laugh and love. I’ve seen them create and dream. This planet, and these people have changed me. The cost of Arishem’s design, it’s not worth it. Not this time.
Ikaris: I trust you, Ajak. I’ll follow you to the end, as I always have.
Ajak: Thank you. We have to bring everyone back together.
Ikaris: [as he’s taking Ajak to the Deviants] I suspected you might have changed your mind. I can’t let you betray Arishem.
Ajak: Why don’t you just kill me yourself?
Ikaris: When the others realize something is happening to the Earth, they’ll come to you. When they find your body, they’ll know the Deviants are back. It’ll keep them busy until the emergence. I’ve been loyal to you, Ajak. I kept your secret for centuries, I lied to everyone I cared about. But never have I doubted my purpose to serve the Celestials.
Ajak: Oh, Ikaris. I’ve led you down the wrong path.
Ikaris: It’s the only path I know.
[he then lets the Deviants kill Ajak]
Ikaris: I’ve thought about this place a lot. Amazing how things change over time.
Sersi: Maybe we’re the ones who’ve changed.
Ikaris: I’ve always thought of the Celestials like the ocean. They give life and they take life away without bias. If they were gone, this universe would eventually end. What you’re trying to do is free humanity from the natural order.
Sersi: It’s not natural to allow all life on an entire planet to be destroyed. Arishem’s way is archaic and violent.
Ikaris: I don’t want to fight, Sersi. It’ll all end soon.
Sersi: Except there is no end, is there? We’d carry on without our memories, or free will, for eternity.
Sersi: You’re afraid.
Ikaris: I wouldn’t mind leaving this world. I only wish that when we do, I would be able to remember you. I’m in love with you, Sersi. I’m grateful for the life I’ve lived with you.
Druig: Revenge won’t bring peace for you, Thena.
Thena: But killing it might.
Sersi: Ikaris? What are you doing?
Ikaris: I wanted you to leave this world in peace. Without knowing about the emergence. But I failed. I wish Ajak hadn’t chosen you.
Phastos: You were never going to let us stop the emergence.
Ikaris: No. I only wanted to protect you from the Deviants.
Sersi: If Ajak wanted you to take her place, why did she choose me? What have you done?
Druig: He killed her.
Ikaris: I had to.
Sersi: She loved you.
Ikaris: Did she?
Ikaris: Do you think it was easy to live with the truth? To know that one day all this would end? To keep on lying to you? If we gave humanity the choice, how many of them would be willing to die so that billions more could be born?
Phastos: We’re not giving them a choice. Is this why you’re willing to kill? You are so pathetic!
Ikaris: I’m an Eternal, Phastos. I exist for Arishem. As do you. It’s who you are.
Phastos: I wouldn’t change a single thing about who I am. Born or made. But I do not exist for Arishem, I exist for my family!
Ikaris: Then you are making the same mistake Ajak did.
Kingo: You do not turn against your family. Gilgamesh died because of you.
Ikaris: You won’t succeed against me. And I will kill every one of you if I have to.
Makkari: [signing] Why did Sprite go with Ikaris?
Kingo: Because she loves him. Oh, you guys didn’t pick up on that? He really fooled us, didn’t he?
Kingo: I can’t help you guys. I still think Ikaris is right.
Phastos: So, that’s it, huh? Just going to follow him?
Kingo: I love the people of this planet. But if you stop this emergence, you are preventing so many other worlds like this one from being created. I still have faith in Arishem. But I refuse to hurt any of you for my beliefs.
Makkari: [signing] We need you.
Kingo: Even with my help, we’re no match. It’s Ikaris. But I hope to see you on the next planet.
Karun: [in Hindi] Thank you for all you’ve done for humanity. It’s been a great honor. I will miss you all.
Sersi: I didn’t see the lies right in front of me. I’m not even sure why Ajak chose me to lead.
Thena: I asked Gilgamesh once why he chose to protect me. He said, “When you love something, you protect it. It is the most natural thing in the world.” You have loved these people since the day we arrived. So, there is no one better to lead us now than you.
Ikaris: Thena, play nice. You’ve never had to fight me.
Thena: But I’ve always wanted to.
Sersi: It’s time to put a god to sleep.
Phastos: I don’t know about you, but this is really satisfying, right?
Ikaris: Let me go, Phastos! I can’t let her do this!
Phastos: I don’t think so. I’ve been wanting to clip your wings for a long time, Ikaris!
Kro: Thena. Oh, you’ve changed. You’re broken. Damaged. Useless. You can’t protect any of them.
Sprite: [after she stabs Sersi in the back] I’ve always envied you, Sersi. Because you get to live as one of them. And I never could. You know why I hated living with humans? Because they reminded me of things I didn’t even know I wanted. Because of them, now I want to know what it feels like to grow up. To fall in love. To have a family. And to know, in the end, I’ve lived. It’s all over now. We get to start over somewhere new.
Druig: [as he knocks her out] Well, that was very moving.
Phastos: How? How did you do it?
Sersi: When I touched Tiamut’s palm, I felt energy surging into me. Tiamut joined our Uni-Mind.
Phastos: I always wondered how we survived the destruction of other planets that we were on. By being connected to the Celestial as it emerged.
Makkari: [signing] We became one, even Ikaris and Sprite, all because of Tiamut.
Sersi: Sprite. I still have energy from the Uni-Mind. I think I can make you human. All the things you said you wanted, you can have them. But your time will be fleeting, and you’ll die one day. Are you ready for that?
Sprite: I am.
Jack: Are you okay?
Thena: I get confused sometimes.
Jack: Yeah. Me too. So, dad said you’re the goddess Athena.
Thena: Thena. Drop the A.
Phastos: Violence is never the answer. Right, T? You got to always use your brain, hmm?
Thena: Like you did fighting on the beach?
Phastos: [to Jack] Your dad spoke calmly and firmly to the bad guy, and he had no choice but to listen to me. So, no violence.
Makkari: [signing] The kid is ten, not stupid!
Jack: Can we go to space too, one day?
Phastos: Let’s wait till you get your learner’s permit, okay?
Druig: You think when we find the other Eternals out there, that they’ll accept the truth the way we did?
Makkari: [nods, then signs] Because the truth will set them free.
Kingo: [to Sprite as she’s leaving to go to school] Listen, it’s going to be good for you to be in a human environment. You’ll pick up some social skills. Oh, you didn’t think you needed those? That explains so much.
Sersi: Sometimes I wonder if we did the right thing. Killing Tiamut.
Kingo: It’s too late for that. But you followed your heart. We all did. Even Ikaris.
Kingo: [to Sersi, as Dane shows up] Looks like someone’s waiting for you. He’s a lot cuter in person.
Dane Whitman: So, after all that, and you still can’t change me into a giraffe?
Sersi: Well, I could next time I’m connected to a Celestial during an emergence whilst performing a Uni-Mind.
Dane Whitman: Yeah. That sounds like a “no” to me.
Dane Whitman: What’ll you do now?
Sersi: Not sure. This planet’s my home, but I can’t pretend to be human anymore.
Dane Whitman: I love you, Sersi. I don’t care what you are.
Dane Whitman: Remember when we talked about no more secrets?
Sersi: I have no more secrets, I promise.
Dane Whitman: Actually, I have one I want to tell you.
Sersi: What is it?
Dane Whitman: It turns out my family history is complicated.
Arishem: [to Sersi, Kingo and Phastos] You have chosen to sacrifice a Celestial for the people of this planet. I will spare them, but your memories will show if they are worthy to live. And I will return for judgment.
Pip the Troll: [mid-credits lines] Behold, the royal prince of Titan, brother of Thanos, the Knave of Hearts, defeater of Black Robert.
Makkari: [signing] Thanos’s brother?
Pip the Troll: Oh. Defeater of Black Roger. The great adventurer, Starfox of Mystery Planet.
Eros: What a pleasure to make your acquaintance, my fellow Eternals.
Eros: You know, you really don’t have to do the whole thing every time.
Pip the Troll: Everything you do is impressive. What am I going to leave off the list?
Thena: Who are you?
Eros: I’m Eros. This is Pip. And you are as beautiful as legends say, Thena.
Druig: What do you want, lads?
Eros: Pip and I are here to help, aren’t we? Your friends are in big trouble. And we know where to find them.
Dane Whitman: [post-credits lines, reading the inscription] Death to me is reward.
Dane Whitman: [as he’s about to touch the Ebony Blade] I’m sorry. I have to try.
Eric Brooks: Are you sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?