|“||They were born in stable orbits. Within the black holes, creatures formed from the primary elements. Air, Water, Fire, Earth. The science division had a technical name. We just called them Elementals.||„|
|~ Mysterio to Spider-Man.|
The Elementals are major antagonists in the 2019 Marvel film Spider-Man: Far From Home. They were a series of illusions created by the projectors and drones of Mysterio. To hide their true nature, Mysterio claimed that they are super-powered entities from Earth-833 that emerged from an interdimensional rift caused by the Snap.
The Elementals were created by Mysterio as androids (built by William Ginter Riva) as part of Mysterio's true plot to cement himself as a hero to the public and become the next "Iron Man" due to being fired from Stark Industries for his uncanny behavior.
To that end, Mysterio stages several terrorist attacks in several places around the world: Cyclone was sent to attack Morocco, Sandman was sent to attack Mexico, Hydro Man was sent to attack Venice, and Molten Man was sent to Prague. Through the drones, the Elementals unleashed their 'powers' to attack the cities, putting people's lives in danger, and Mysterio would use his own illusion tech to seemingly defeat the monsters and make himself look like a hero to the public.
Eventually, Spider-Man soon learned about the plot after his friend MJ caught one drone detailing Mysterio's true plot, and that he's sending over his latest Elemental (the Elemental Fusion) to London to attack and kill MJ and the rest of their classmates to cover his tracks. Eventually, Peter Parker was able to defeat Mysterio and expose the Elemental Fusion as a fake, but this came at a bad cost with a dying Mysterio framing Spider-Man for his death and exposing his identity to the world.
- In the comics, the Elementals consists of Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum, and Zephyr, a team of four beings with elemental powers that landed on Earth from a different universe prior to the edification of Atlantis.
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Elementals are made up of Spider-Man villains with an elemental affinity, with Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum and Zephyr being replaced by Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Sandman and Cyclone respectively.
- Despite being simply referred to as Elementals, they bare a heavier resemblance to the Elements of Doom, four giant mindless creatures summoned by Diablo to battle the Fantastic Four on more than one occasion. The Elementals of Doom similarly combined into the Elematrix at one point.
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