Ex Nihilo


  • Real Name: Ex Nihilo
  • AKA:
  • Family: Builders (creators), Abyss (sister, deceased), Ex Nihila (sister, deceased), Jerran Ko (brother, deceased), Nightmask (creation)
  • Base of Operation: Formerly Savage Land; Avengers Tower, Manhattan, New York City, New York; “The Garden”, Mars
  • Identity: No Dual Identity
  • Citizenship: Gardeners
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Adventurer, former world builder
  • Education: 
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 7′ 3″ (2.21 m)
  • Weight: 400 lbs (181.44 kg)
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Bald
  • Unusual Feature: Gold Skin, Three eyes, horns, slitted pupils
  • Origin: Ex Nihilii
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

All he wanted was to help people. Just did it the wrong way. Introduced in Avengers (Vol. 5) #1 (2012) by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña, the Builders with the aid of an Aleph created Ex Nihilo and his sister Abyss to help build a perfect universe. The pair would travel to Mars, terraform the planet, and then flash evolved a “perfect” human race. They then sent an Origin Bomb to Earth to help it evolve faster which brought them to the attention of Cap and the Avengers. Not understanding why, they were attacking, he fought the team but sent Cap back with a message. Cap however gathered as many Avengers as he could. Ex went to Earth to world-raze otherwise Aleph would destroy it. He would create the perfect human and was attacked by the Avengers. However, they noticed that Captain Universe was among their number and chose to obey her after she destroyed Aleph.

Ex’s first human became Nightmask and would team up with the latest Star Brand to seek out Ex. Captain Universe noticed a new threat to the universe and told the Avengers they should recruit Ex and his sister. They would battle the Builders, who wanted to destroy any imperfect world. Ex and the rest of the Gardeners would battle his creators for his freedom and for the life of his sister with the aid of the Avengers. The Gardeners would later help try and prevent the Incursions, where universes would crash into each other and destroyed each other. They helped the Avengers but would encounter the Beyonders and Ex and his sister would sacrifice themselves to save their friends.

While people have celebrated Hickman’s run on the Avengers, few people were asking for this character. However, he would receive a figure as part of the GOTG Vol. 2 Mantis wave.

Ex Nihilo

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Mantis wave – Cosmic Protectors Ex Nihilo

  • Background:
    • Despite his devilish looks, Ex Nihilo is actually one of the more gentle members of the Gardeners, preferring to grow plants and help people. His name comes from the saying “creatio ex nihilo” which means “create something from nothing.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you want to get this character, you can add him to your Avengers or Cosmic collections.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

None at the moment


Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)