El Eternauta (Eternity Traveller)
Real Name: Juan Salvo
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Factory owner (factory manufactured electrical transformers)
Affiliations: Human resistance
Enemies: Cascarudos, Gurbos, Manos, Ellos (also known as The Cosmic Hate)
Known Relatives: Elena (wife), Martita (daughter)
Aliases: "The man who travels through destiny", hundreds of others
Base of Operations: pre-invasion Vicente López , Buenos Aires, Argentina
First Appearance: Hora Cero Semanal #1 (1957)
Powers/Abilities: Stronger and smarter than a normal human. Able to fly any spacecraft. He can also travel in time and space, but has no control over this power; instead he makes these trips when an alien device is activated from time to time.
History: An atypical "snowfall" in Argentina heralded the start of an alien invasion. The glowing "snow" proved to be deadly to terrestrial life, killing everything it touched. The man who became known as El Eternauta was inside a house with his family and some friends, and thus survived the initial attack. With food and other supplies running low, he set off wearing a scuba suit to find help, and later began to resist the alien incursion. To begin with he was a normal human, but later on during his adventures he was mutated to become somewhat superhuman. His adventures also started to take him further afield when he began to travel through time and space. As he declared, he had hundreds of names, but the most accurate is El Eternauta - the man who travels through eternity.
Comments: Created by Hector Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano López.
Thanks to Osvaldo Lamas for providing his real name, and to Juan Pablo Garberi, Juan Sturm and Miguel Rodriguez for additional information.
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