The Grandmaster is a Marvel Comics character and antagonist who appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Jeff Bennett, in the TV series Guardians of the Galaxy, voiced by Jason Spisak, and will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, played by Jeff Goldblum. Just like the Collector, he is an ancient alien being who is morally ambigous, only instead of collecting things, he likes to challenge superheroes and pit them against each other. He is very intelligent and calculating.
Powers and Abilities
- Power Primordial: The Power Primordial is residual energy left over from the Big Bang that created the current Marvel Universe.
- Superhuman Strength: The Grandmaster possesses some degree of superhuman strength, the limits of which aren't clearly defined. He has shown to clearly outmatch Hulk and Captain America in combat.
- Superhuman Durability: The Grandmaster's body is virtually invulnerable to physical injury. He can withstand powerful impact forces, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, exposure to the vacuum of space, and powerful blasts of energy without being injured.
- Superhuman Reflexes: The Grandmaster's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.
- Energy Manipulation: The Grandmaster has also devoted much of the Power Primordial into granting him the ability to manipulate vast amounts of energy for a variety of purposes. The most common of those purposes includes the projection of immensely powerful blasts of concussive energy, heat, and cold. He can use his powers to literally resurrect dead beings no matter how badly damaged or dispersed they might be. He can also use these powers to restore to full life beings that are on the verge of death. He can bestow this power over life and death to mortal beings, though only for a few minutes. The Grandmaster can also molecularly manipulate the matter of most objects, beings, and substance even over a global scale. The Grandmaster can also use his powers to teleport himself and others across galactic distances or to transverse space itself under his own power at faster than light speeds.
He is shown to own the space station Conjunction. In the episode "Space Cowboys", the Grandmaster and the Collector are revealed to be brothers, just as in Ultimate Spider-Man, both trying to kill each other. After the Collector tries to kill the Grandmaster with Moombas that explode if they eat anything other then grass the Grandmaster hires the Ravagers to bring the Moombas to Knowhere.