The Obliterator existed in the universe for over five billions years. By chance he discovered that he was immortal which gave his life new meaning. He began tracking and killing all the people of his species, leaving him as the only surviving member. His obsession with death and destruction caused him to create a weapon that would help him to complete his task. This weapon utilized the very energies of creation to destroy his selected targets. The Obliterator began to scour the universe looking for things to destroy. His travels eventually brought him into contact with the Gardener
, a member of a race superhuman beings known as the Elders of the Universe
. The Gardener inducted the Obliterator into the group.