Annihilus persuaded the inhabitants of the Negative Zone that they were on the verge of being erased from existence by the ever expanding positive matter universe, which was crossing into the Negative Zone. They reluctantly joined Annihilus in a quest for survival. He gathered one hundred super powered beings known as the Centurions; they were self-described keepers of the chaotic realms, much like the heroes of Earth, they were a wildly diverse group and possessed among them a verity of innate and artificial physical, mental, and other worldly powers. On Daedalus 5, a system on the periphery of the Kree Empire, Annihilus finally employed the Centurions led by Hybelea, as a united strike team. Despite opposing forces that included the likes of Nova (Richard Rider), Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Ronan the Accuser, the Super Skrull and two former Heralds of Galactus, the Centurions assault broke the back of the resisting forces, effectively ending the military phase of the war.