The infinites were a race of beings who claimed to be superior to any other creatures in existence, in any reality. They believed that by rearranging the flow of energies in other galaxies they would improve the balance of the multiverse, and have dispatched humanoid-sized creatures called Servitors along with the larger than a planet servants called Walkers who would refashion the raw elements of the planets into materials that the infinites used to rearrange and restructure galaxies.
The infinites’ task led to the annihilation of a planet colonized by the Rigellians. They were confronted by the Asgardian, Thor and his fellow Avengers. Together they opposed the Infinites, and alerted Eternity, embodiment of time, to the danger that these outsiders presented to the universe. The Avenger brought Eternity and the Infinites to the Dimension of Manifestations, and there they convinced the Infinite to abandon their reality; one of the Infinite sacrificed its existence to create a new planet to replace the colony it had destroyed. The interference of the Avengers in the Infinites schemes upset the Time-Keepers, former masters Immortus, and who was also instrumental in Lilandra Neramani of the Shi'ar deciding to turn Earth into a penal colony, as she feared the influence humans were having on the galaxy.