Eternal Warrior

Real Name: Gilad Anni-Padda





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First Appearance: Solar, Man of the Atom #10 (Valiant, June 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Gilad is superhumanly strong and immortal. He heals wounds extremely quickly. He is a master of weapons and fighting, having honed his abilities over millennia.

History: With an ultra-dense cellular structure that gives him great strength and the ability to heal from the most grievous of wounds, Gilad Anni-Padda is even immune to the ravages of time. The greatest fighter from an age when the sword was the law, he was ancient before the rise of the Pharaohs, and shall survive the fall of nations yet to come. He is the Fist and Steel of those who guard the Earth - the Geomancers, and his battle is never-ending...

Bravest of a warrior tribe, Gilad Anni-Padda was born before recorded history. He and his brothers, Aram and Ivar, are the only known naturally immortal humans. When their tribe is decimated by the Sumerians, Gilad and his brothers go their separate ways. Establishing a relationship with the Geomancers, Gilad pledges to enforce their will for generations to come. Centuries later in China, Gilad first battles the Immortal Enemy, General Cheng. It is Cheng's hatred of Gilad that makes him reincarnate through the ages, always seeking Gilad's destruction. In World War II, Gilad meets Neville Alcott, who would later serve to aid the Eternal Warrior's causes.

Now known as Gilad Abrams, the Warrior fights the Immortal Enemy's latest incarnation: Colombian drug lord Juan Javier Caldone. Gilad has also incurred the enmity of Master Darque - necromancer supreme. But Gilad is no stranger to strife. For if a warrior's worth is measured by his enemies, then Gilad continues to be the greatest warrior of all time.

During the Unity crisis we see that Gilad will still be active in 4000 A.D., battling alongside Magnus, Robot Righter.



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