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|“||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!||„|
|“||I've been wanting to clip your wings for a long time, Ikaris!||„|
|~ Phastos to Ikaris.|
Phastos is one of the five deuteragonists of the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals.
He is a member of the community genetically-engineered Eternals, who is devoted to protecting mankind from the Deviants. Phasto, along with the rest of the Eternals, was created by Arishem the Judge to get rid of the Deviants. He would eventually be sent to live on Earth, where he would protect humanity from the Deviants. During her life on Earth after the Eternals went their separate ways, he would then marry Ben, and the two would then give birth to their son, Jack, and would raise him together.
Phastos reunited with his friends when they needed to prevent Earth's emergence, and reluctantly joined them after being convinced by Ben. While building the device to form the Uni-Mind, he was stopped by Ikaris, leading him and the others to fight their former ally until they formed the Uni-Mind and kill Tiamut. Afterward, Phastos was captured by Arishem the Judge alongside Sersi and Kingo for sabotaging the emergence.
He is portrayed by Brian Tyree Henry, who also portrays Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles in Atlanta and voices Jefferson Davis in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Dancarino in Vivo, and also played Mike Norris in the 2019 Child's Play remake and Bernie Hayes in Godzilla vs. Kong.
Phastos and the Eternals were created by the Arishem the Judge to kill the Deviants on planets, a race made by the Celestials to have their energy absorb a newly created Celestial from the planet. After the Eternals completed their mission, they would have their memories erased to prevent them from rebelling against their orders. The Celestials then sent the Eternals to Earth in 5000 BC, where Phastos and the others protected mankind from the Deviants. Gifted with genius intellect and technological advancements from his creators, Phastos would create technology that the others thought was too advanced for any civilization. He would assist the Eternals in defeating the Deviants in the 1500s, but he was criticized by Druig due to him creating weapons for mankind to fight each other.
After stopping the Deviants in Tenochtitlan, Druig left the group to form his own colony as Ajak tasked the others to go their separate ways. Phastos continued to help humanity advanced technology wise, but came to soon regret it during the Second World War when the United States drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Traveling to the devastated landscape, a horrified Phastos cried as he was comforted by Ajaka, and decided to give up on humanity. Despite initially losing all faith in them, Phastos would meet and fall in love with a man named Ben Stross, and the two had a son together named Ben. He would find his faith in humanity restored as he started a family in Chicago, but didn't remain in contact with the Eternals.
Phastos would reunite with his friends and was informed of Ajak's death and the truth behind their purpose for the Celestials, and reluctantly decided to join them. Traveling with them to Iraq, they find the Domo and reunited with Makkari, who stayed in the ship awaiting to return home. Phastos then started to work on creating the Uni-Mind device so they could prevent the emergence, but was temporarily stopped by Ikaris, who revealed that he knew of their purpose and indirectly caused Ajak's death. Phastos assisted his allies in fighting Ikaris until the latter decided to help the Eternals form the Uni-Mind, leading to Sersi killing Tiamut and preventing the emergence from starting. Afterward, Phastos, Sersi and Kingo were captured by Arishem for stopping the emergence, and the others were informed of this by Thanos' brother Starfox.
- In the comics, Phastos was an Eternal often associated with the Greek god of forgery Hephaestus and the master technologist of the Eternals of Earth.
- Eternals and Godzilla vs. Kong, both of which Brian Tyree Henry starred in, came out in 2021.