The original Hyperion comes from the alternate universe of Earth 712 and is the only member of an alien species known as The Eternals whose planet died prompting his parents to send him in a rocket to Earth as an infant. He was raised by humans who raised with good morals so as an adult Marcus moved to the city of Cosmopolis, New Troy where he became a founding member of the superhero team known as "The Squadron Supreme".
The cosmic being known as The Grandmaster played a twisted game with Kang the Conqueror where they made the Squadron Supreme and their enemies fight. Following the battle, Grandmaster created his own twisted version of the Squadron Supreme in Earth 616 (the normal Marvel Universe), having created his Hyperion from pure quantum matter. This Hyperion was brainwashed by the Grandmaster into believing he was a space-traveller named Zhib-Ran who's planet was destroyed by the Earth when they split their first atom.
Grandmaster used Hyperion as a pawn for his evil games where he would manipulate Hyperion's hatred for the Earth to make him battle the Avengers for the Grandmaster's amusement.
- Hyperion is Marvel's in-universe parody of Superman.
- In Avengers Assemble he is voiced by Brain Bloom who also voiced Captain America in The Avengers:Earth's Mightiest Heroes,Ultraman in Justice League:Crisis On Two Earths, Daredevil and Punisher in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3:The Black Order and Taskmaster in Marvel's Spider-Man (Video Game).