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Post by TheDeceiverGod on 3/18/2010, 6:27 pm

Article one.

The Multiverse
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The Multiverse is, and likely shall remain the comic book catch all for discrepancies between the various publications throughout the years. As different authors take up writing stories for the same characters, it is only a matter of time until differences between the two version of the same character begin to mount. However with the Multiverse, whatever may have been, whatever will be, all is contained neatly and tightly wrapped within the all encompassing blanket of the Multiverse.

  1. Matter can, and does, occupy the same space at the same time.
  2. There is a reality for every possibility.
  3. Reality is not so much a place, as a frequency.
  4. You can enter a reality by matching the frequency of your molecules with the frequency of the desired reality.
  5. The universe has a mind of its own, we call it The Source
  6. The Source is raw reality.
  7. No man may look upon the creation of existence.
  8. One man tried, his name was Krona.

Krona was a member of a race of blue skinned immortal beings, the rest of his race would go on to become the Oans, better known as The Guardians of the Universe and founders the Green Lantern Corp, the Controllers, and the Zamarons. Krona was a scientist, and obsessed with observing the creation of the universe, despite a legend that said discovering that secret would cause a great calamity. Krona created a machine that allowed him to see into the moment of creation. Somehow, his experiment disrupted the process of creation, with terrible consequences. The exact consequences have been rewritten over the years; originally, it was the unleashing of evil itself in the universe; later, it was assumed to be the creation of the evil anti-matter universe of Qward.

It was also revealed to be the cause of the existence of all parallel universes in the Multiverse. In a final revision, it was established that it increased entropy in the universe, shortening its existence by a billion years. Krona was judged by his fellow Oans and sentenced to exist in an energy form, forever wandering the universe.

The universe as it was, is not in fact unified. Throughout the universe many multiple different universe exist, each with its own laws, citizens and flaws. Together these separate yet connected universes make up The Multiverse.

There have been shown to be a great number of different realities throughout the Multiverse, but none of them ever interacted with one another until The Flash Barry Allen accidentally changed his vibrational frequency to match that of Earth-Two, where he met Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-Two. Earth-Two itself was populated by various individuals who resembled those of its primary Multiversal counterpart, Earth-One. Some were direct parallels to their predecessors (ex. Superman (Kal-El) and Superman (Kal-L)), some less so (ex. Atom (Al Pratt) and Atom (Ray Palmer)). The two Earths were closely linked in terms of parallel development, although Earth-Two individuals usually predated their Earth-One counterparts by a few decades.

The reality termed as Earth-Two was populated by heroes who emerged during the Golden Age, including the Justice Society of America and the native incarnations of Superman (Kal-L), Batman (Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne), Robin (Ambassador Richard "Dick" Grayson) and Wonder Woman (Princess Diana Trevor, wife of U.S Army General Steve Trevor) to this reality all emerged prior to the start of World War II.

On Earth-One however, the primary superheroes were limited to the western heroes of the eighteen hundreds and few others, until Superman arrived from Krypton and ushered in a new age of heroes. On this Earth, Superman had a career as Superboy and teamed with the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th century.

There are indeed other version of reality including Earth-Three, considered to be a partially "reverse" Earth and was populated by "opposites" to the primary Earths of the Multiverse. However the base populace of Earth-Three reflected a society based on laws and good values, despite the majority of their super powered beings having an evil nature.

The majority of the Earth-Three's superpowered beings were criminals unlike the primary Earths whose main forces were heroic beings. The primary superbeings of Earth Three were five evil analogues of the Earth-One superheroes, called "The Crime Syndicate of America", which included Ultraman, a Kryptonite-charged evil Superman born on Krypton (in the Earth-Three dimension); Super-Woman, a rogue Amazon; Johnny Quick, an impulsive and arrogant young speedster; Power Ring, who, despite looking like Hal Jordan, had a power ring based on magic like Earth-Two Green Lantern Alan Scott's; and Owlman, a superb scientist and strategian, who terrorized this Earth. They openly ruled several parts of their Earth until defeated by the actions of the Earth-One Justice League and Earth-Two Justice Society, who would later inspire that world's Luthor Alexander Luthor, Sr. to become that world's first super hero and keep them in check.

Earth-Four was home to the heroes without direct parallels on Earth-One or Earth-Two, including Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett and Ted Kord), Captain Atom, The Question, Nightshade, Peacekeeper, Thunderbolt, and Judomaster.

In the original Multiverse, Earth-Prime was presented as the "real" Earth, the actual reality where the readers lived, DC Comics operated as a publisher and all superheroes are fictional. However, Earth Prime is shown to be an alternate reality when the Flash (Barry Allen) accidentally travels there from Earth-One. The Flash, stranded, contacts DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz, who helps him construct a cosmic treadmill to return to Earth One. Eventually it was stated that the writers of DC Comics of Earth Prime unconsciously base their stories on the adventures of the heroes on Earth-One and Earth-Two.

Earth Prime's Cary Bates travels to Earth-One, where he discovers that the stories he writes are not only based on events on Earth-One, but can actually influence these events as well. This power turns for the worse when Bates is accidentally transported to Earth-Two. The inter-dimensional trip temporarily turns Bates into a super villain, and he quickly kills the Justice Society of America. Luckily fellow DC writer Elliot S! Maggin, with the help of the Justice League and the Spectre, is able to restore matters on both Earths.

Earth-Prime's history significantly deviated from the "real" Earth's history with the advent of two native superheroes. The first, Ultraa, was the sole survivor of a destroyed alien world, rocketed to Earth-Prime as a baby. After his first encounter with the Justice League, Ultraa decided Earth-Prime was not ready for superheroes and relocated to Earth-One.

The second superhero became known as Superboy-Prime. This Superboy's powers first manifested around the time of the passage of Halley's Comet in 1985. Just after manifesting his powers, Superboy-Prime met Earth-One's Superman. Very soon thereafter Earth-Prime was destroyed in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Superboy-Prime escaped his universe's destruction, and later joined Earth-Two's Superman, Lois Lane Kent, and Alexander Luthor in a "paradise dimension." Superboy survived, and reappeared at the dawn of a new crisis.

Still other realities exist within the Multiverse, including yet not limited to. Heaven, Hell, the realities of New Genesis & Apokolips respectively, Limbo, and Earth-9602, in which both Marvel & DC character have and do exist in a conjoined history.

The Multiverse co-existed with an Antimatter Universe. The Anti-Monitor caused a wave of antimatter to sweep across the infinite universes in an effort to gain absolute power and remake existence to his liking. He was opposed by his opposite number, The Monitor.

The Monitor's plans did not completely work against the Anti-Monitor, ultimately costing the Monitor his life. Five universes remained. The heroes, at the Spectre's urging, pooled their resources and traveled back to the Dawn of Time where they confronted the Anti-Monitor. The villains, meanwhile (1,000,000,000 years later), traveled to Oa to try to stop Krona from peering back in time and creating the Multiverse (and the Antimatter Universe the Anti-Monitor came from).

The Anti-Monitor revealed to the assembled heroes that he lured them to him to absorb their life forces. He explained:

"Only here, before creation can the future be changed! When Krona taps the cosmic forces, opening the door between matter and antimatter ... it shall be my hand he sees! My hand which shall destroy the positive matter multiverse for now and forever! My hand which shall make the antimatter universe supreme! ... The Multiverse will no longer exist!"

However, the Spectre, aided by Earths' mightiest sorcerers, managed to (apparently) defeat him.

As Krona peered back through the cosmic veil, the Big Bang began:

" In the beginning there were many. A Multiversal infinitude ... so cold and so dark for so long ... that even the burning light was imperceptible ... but then the light grew, and the Multiverse shuddered .. and the darkness screamed as much in pain as in relief. For in that instant a Universe was born. A Universe with mighty worlds orbiting burning suns. A Universe reborn at the Dawn of Time. What had been many became one."

As explained later by Harbinger, in this reality, there only ever was one Earth with one history.

From a functional perspective, the histories and peoples of Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S, and Earth-X were effectively merged to form one composite universe, the Post-Crisis Earth. Earth-One became a sort of template, onto which the other Earths were apparently added.

Interregnum Multiverse

This Multiverse existed only during Alexander Luthor's attempts to recreate the Original Multiverse during Infinite Crisis. Luthor's plan to use the Multiversal essences of natives of the original Universes to recreate Earth-Two also required:

"The rest of the Multiverse back as well. I need thousands and thousands of worlds. Worlds I can sift through like sand, one grain at a time, combining and mixing until I find it. Until I find the perfect Earth."

Luthor further noted that:

"The Superman of Earth-Two is the key to the return of the rest of the Multiverse. For some reason I can't explain or understand, and probably never will ... everything comes from Superman."

After activating his device and the program "Earth: Spawn", a multitude of Earths (and their respective Universes) appeared.

The elder Superman, Kal-L, explained to his younger counterpart that:

"Your Earth [New Earth] has been splintered back into a multiverse made up of thousands of worlds. But the Multiverse is unstable. The Earths will become weaker and weaker as they're divided. And if they aren't brought back together soon, the entire universe will explode in a new Big Bang. Everything will be destroyed. We need to get back to Earth-One."

That proved a difficult task, as the sky was filled with visions of multiple Earths, some mirroring Pre-Crisis Earths, others representing visions of past and future timelines, some known, some unknown.

The Earths collapsed back into a New Earth at the end of the Crisis.


After the events of Infinite Crisis, the remaining Earths created by Alexander Luthor collapsed back together, combining historical remnants to form one New Earth. However, the single universe was too small to contain the energy inside it and it began replicating - into 52 identical Universes, a new Multiverse. As Rip Hunter revealed to Booster Gold aboard his Time Sphere, in the few seconds after the creation of this new Multiverse, the Earths (and their corresponding Universes) "will occupy the same space, each on a different vibrational plane."

During their efforts to stop the vastly powerful Mr. Mind from destroying every universe, Hunter described Mind's efforts as "eating years and events from this universe's history -- altering the Earth with every flap of his wings". This resulted in the Earths changing, becoming different from New Earth in varying degrees.

    The following is a list of the other Earths thus created, as seen for the first time:

  • Earth-0 aka New Earth aka The DC Universe: The Earth existing in the primary reality following the Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis events.
  • Earth-1: This Earth is defended by Characters that Resemble the Silver-Age Heroes of Pre-Crisis Earth-One.
  • Earth-2: This Earth is defended by Justice Society Infinity, a successive version of the original Justice Society whose members include Batman's daughter, the Huntress, and an older Robin. Reminiscent of Pre-Crisis Earth-Two.
  • Earth-3 aka Crime Society Universe: Criminal versions of Earth-2's JSA.
  • Earth-4 aka Charlton Universe: Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and the Question, among others, are the heroes of this Earth. Reminiscent of Pre-Crisis Earth-Four.
  • Earth-5 aka Fawcett Universe: The Marvel Family are Earth's main heroes on a world of magic. Reminiscent of Pre-Crisis Earth-S.
  • Earth-6: World including version of Ray Palmer who becomes The Ray.
  • Earth-7: World including version of Courtney Whitmore who becomes known as Starwoman.
  • Earth-8: Home world of Lord Havok and the Extremists. This Earth contains heroes similar to those of Marvel Comics.
  • Earth-9: The Tangent Universe
  • Earth-10 aka Quality Universe: The original Freedom Fighters fight Nazi counterparts of the JLA.
  • Earth-11: A reverse gender Earth.
  • Earth-12 aka Batman Beyond Universe: A future world inhabited by a version of Batman 'beyond anything ever seen'.
  • Earth-13: World of dark and arcane heroes.
  • Earth-14: unknown
  • Earth-15: A populated parellel developed Earth whose people have evolved to become 'nearly perfect beings' of their own personal development. Earth-15 was completely destroyed by Kal-El (Earth-Prime). The source dimension and other inhabited planets of that dimension continue to exist.
  • Earth-16 aka The Super-Sons Universe: Home of the Super-Sons. Source Earth of Christopher Kent the alternate Superman.
  • Earth-17: A post-apocalyptic world where the Atomic Knights protect the last signs of life. On this Earth, science and magic apparently co-exist - this Earth's greatest hero is Superdemon.
  • Earth-18 aka The Justice Riders Universe: A world where the JLA are a group of lawmen who ride the Wild West.
  • Earth-19 aka Gotham by Gaslight Universe: Batman fights Jack the Ripper in the 1880s.
  • Earth-20: Home to a group of pulp-inspired heroes, the Society of Super-Heroes, led by Doc Fate
  • Earth-21 aka DC: The New Frontier Universe: A world where the Cold War has recently ended, and a new age of heroes has begun.
  • Earth-22 aka Kingdom Come Universe: A near-future world brought to the brink of apocalypse by warring superheroes. Starman confirms that before he came back to the 21st Century during the Lightning Saga, he was accidentally shunted to Earth-22 ("No one liked each other there very much!").
  • Earth-23: unknown
  • Earth-24: unknown
  • Earth-25: unknown
  • Earth-26: Home of the cartoon animal superheroes Captain Carrot & The Zoo Crew.
  • Earth-27: unknown
  • Earth-28: unknown
  • Earth-29: unknown
  • Earth-30 aka Red Son Universe: Superman is a champion of Cold War-era Soviet Russia.
  • Earth-31: A "darker version of the future"
  • Earth-32 aka In Darkest Knight Universe: Bruce Wayne becomes Green Lantern instead of Hal Jordan.
  • Earth-33: A mystical earth where all of the heroes have magic-based powers, including Bat-Mage, and Kal-El, wielder of Kryptonian Magicks. Ruled by the multiversal seer Oracle.
  • Earth-34 aka The Amazonia Universe: Wonder Woman frees Britain from oppression under the reign of King Jack.
  • Earth-35: unknown
  • Earth-36: unknown
  • Earth-37: Thrillkiller Universe
  • Earth-38: Homeworld to a Captain Atom who leads the Atomic Knights.
  • Earth-39: Homeworld of Daniel Garrett who became Blue Beetle the same way as Jamie Reyes.
  • Earth-40: The Liberty Files world, where costumed heroes and villains have joined World War II.
  • Earth-41: unknown
  • Earth-42: unknown
  • Earth-43: A world of vampires and the supernatural, inhabited by a vampire Batman.
  • Earth-44: Unknown, but it's main heroes were a group of robots called the Metal Men, led by "Doc Tornado"
  • Earth-45: unknown
  • Earth-46: unknown
  • Earth-47: unknown
  • Earth-48 aka The War World Universe: Native home of the Forerunners, creatures bred by the Monitors from all the alien races of the solar system after the destruction of all human life on Earth in a war against other planets. This universe's counterpart of J'onn J'onzz is a general in the Martian army.
  • Earth-49: An Earth who's sun has been turned into a Red Sun by Firestorm. Superman, Supergirl and other heroes that need the sun's yellow rays must wear suits identical to Superboy-Prime's.
  • Earth-50: The Wildstorm Universe.
  • Earth-51: "A near perfect world. No mention of crime, war, poverty, disease .." [47] Universe-51 was later destroyed as a result of Monarch's Containment Suit being destroyed at the hands of Superman-Prime.

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Post by Riaaanna on 3/19/2010, 5:05 am

Another thread filled with THIS? My lucky day. :D No sarcasm, I swear. XD

...speaking of multiverse... Wink

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Post by Azrael on 3/19/2010, 3:27 pm

I quite like the concept of the multiverse. On top of the general awesome that can occasionally happen when things cross over between the Earths (the Justice League takes on the Crime Syndicate, for example), but it helps keep whining down. Story you like been taken out of New Earth continuity? No worries; it's still in continuity, it just takes place on another Earth in the multiverse.

Of course, some complain about it being too confusing; which is an odd complaint seeing as how the Multiverse is rarely used as a component in stories. It's usually used only when the story calls for it. Which, considering most series don't deal with such grand cosmic scale, isn't often.

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Post by TheDeceiverGod on 5/27/2010, 1:34 pm

I knew it had to exist somewhere, and I finally found it. The official comic book publication The History of the DC universe free to read for all who want to. Here

Along with the origin stories of numerous heroes including the majority of the Teen Titans, Darkseid himself, and numerous other heroes.

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Post by Azrael on 5/30/2010, 2:24 pm

TheDeceiverGod wrote:I knew it had to exist somewhere, and I finally found it. The official comic book publication The History of the DC universe free to read for all who want to. Here

Along with the origin stories of numerous heroes including the majority of the Teen Titans, Darkseid himself, and numerous other heroes.
Something to keep in mind is that DC is currently publishing a ten issue mini called "Legacies". It's a man on the street perspective of the DC Universe, taking us through the generations of heroes from the start (Alan Scott, Spectre, etc) up to today. It's basically DC's version of "Marvels", which did the same for the Marvel Universe. Well, kind of, Marvels didn't go past the death of Gwen Stacy.

From the reviews, the first issues great, so we could be looking at a future good way to get a primer on DC history.

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