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« on: May 14, 2006, 10:21:18 PM »

I imagine there being several "DC" Multiverses.  Here are some of them:


       1.)  Pre-Crisis Multiverse;  Crisis never happened here.  Freedom fighters native to Earth-X.  Brainiac still a green "skinned" android/super-computer.  Supergirl & Barry Allen/Flash still alive.  This multiverse was last seen in our comics in the late 70s to early 80s.


       2.)  Crisis Multiverse;  Crisis happened here.  1,000-3,000 universes destroyed by AntiMonitor, only a tiny fraction of this multiverse as a whole.  Freedom Fighters, Earth-2 natives who migrated to Earth-X.  Kal-L & Lois Lane of Earth-2 still alive on earth-2.  Superboy of Earth-Prime still sane and free.  Alex luthor jr. still sane & alive.  This multiverse was first seen in the late 70s or early 80s.  It was last seen in issue #10 of COIE.


       3.)  Post-Crisis Multiverse; The DCU introduced in Issue #11 of COIE.  Last seen shortly before Superman was rebooted.


       4.)  Reboot Multiverse; first seen in Man of Steel mini-series.  Last seen in Zero Hour.


        5.)  Post-Zero-Hour Multiverse; First seen in Zero Hour.  Last seen in Infinite Crisis.


        6.)  Current DC Multiverse; first seen in Infinite crisis.  I imagine each time DC "alters" its Multiverse that what really happens is that the writers "shift focus" from one DC Multiverse to another.


        7.)  Crossover Multiverse;  DC/Marvel crossovers from late 70s & early 80s.  Marvel-Earth = Earth-1.  Timely/Atlas = Earth-2.  On Earth-1  Kal-El/clark Kent/Superman started his career as an 8 year old Superboy in 1934 or 36.  Superboy was in the Liberty legion.  On Earth-2  the All-Star Squadron's roster included the timely characters.


     

         Theoretically on real parallel earths in our theoretically real multiverse counterparts to "our" DC could be using a different DC MUltiverse than "our" DC is.  Sure this contradicts what DC says, but DC seems to contradict itself half the time anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 03:48:12 AM »

A no-prize for anyone who can combine these universes into one omniverse.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 11:33:00 PM »

TELLE, you are aware that i'm talking about entire multiverses., right? :wink:   The concept of the Omniverse is that it (omniverse) contains all multiverses.  Basically the omniverse is composed of a seemingly infinite number of multiverses plus whatever else exists.  An infinitesmal fraction of the omniverse could consist of trillions of multiverses.  I can imagine a few possible DC Multiverses that have never appeared in titles published by "our" DC.  I imagine that they are being used by DC's counterparts elsewhere in ouir multiverse.  Here are some (sorry couldn't think of any names for them):


       1.)  Captain Marvel & the other Fawcett characters live on Earth-1.  Later in All-Star Squadron we see Captain Thunder.  Captain Marvel's Earth-2 counterpart.  The DC that uses this multiverse managed to buy all of Fawcett'S characters rather than just license some of them.  Also Kirby's "fourth world" stuff is never brought to DC.  It's part of the Marvel universe instead.


        2.)  Doc Savage & the other Street & Smith pulp characters live on Earth-1.  Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman started his career as an 8 year old Superboy circa 1916.  Here DC buys Street & Smith's Comics & pulp properties.  You know old Mort would have put Doc & Kal on the same earth.  And that he would have made sure Kal started his career first.


         3.)  On Earth-1 Superman was never Superboy.  Superboy is his Earth-2 counterpart.  Originally Superboy seemed to take place in the "present".  Meaning the 40s when it was being published, of course.  And it wasn't until the late 40s or sometime in the 50s before any Superman stories recognized Superboy as being part of Superman's past.  Maybe in an alternate DC, they do a story where Superman & Superboy meet.  Maybe Gardner Fox does that story.


Also there are probably entire multiverses for every publisher in comic's history.  Since the omniverse is infinite there far more than enough room for them.  The possibilities are infinite.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 03:40:10 AM »

Sorry, a no-prize to the first person to combine these multiverses into one omniverse.  Meaning: how are they related, not separate.

Don't disappoint me, llozy. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 05:22:38 PM »

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Sorry, a no-prize to the first person to combine these multiverses into one omniverse.  Meaning: how are they related, not separate.

Don't disappoint me, llozy. Cheesy


Robert A Heinlein's 'World as Myth' theory.

Every story that has been written is real in some universe or dimension.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 12:57:19 AM »

In "Number of the Beast" 666 is turned into 6 to the 6th to the 6th.  According to Heinlein that is the number of universes.  The number that results from that equation makes trillions look insignificant.  "World as Myth" theory sounds like another name for the principle of plenitude.  


        According to current thought there is only one OMNIVERSE.  Even if reality has an infinite number of levels, as log as Omniverse is used to refer to all reality/existance there would still be only one omniverse.  It would just mean that there are more levels between multiverse & omniverse than we can imagine.  Either that or omniverse's definition changes to "collection of multiverses".  And that the next higher level of existance/reality is a seemingly infinite collection of omniverses.  Remember that several trillion multiverses would be less than .0001% of the entire omniverse.  Why can't they be separate?  One way they are related is that they have at some point been used by DC (or one of its counterparts) in their titles.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 01:37:24 AM »

I'm going to have to tap into my gaming experience and gaming guides(Dungeons & Dragons, Champions, Boot Hill, etc.)
The book is called Primal Order: Chessboards

It details different distiinctions between planes and how they are connected.

The old pre-Crisis Multiverse would be called a Metaplane(a group of planes/universes that are connected in some way)  Vibrational frequencies

The universes that encompasses the Slayers and Lost Universe anime would be another Metaplane.  The universes are supported on pillars that rise from the Sea of Chaos

The old cartoon Captain N: The Game Master was another meta-plane.  The power glove that pulled Kevin into the game world drew Kevin from outside the metaplane

Primal Order: Chessboards was very comprehensive on detailing other planes of existance and how they connect.  No, it wasn't a map to other universes or the hereafter.  It was more like a book of universal/multiversal theories.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2006, 05:55:12 AM »

Awesome, thanks!

What would that number look like written out?

(Obviously, I failed math.)
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