Power Level Explained: Is Pre-Retcon Beyonder The God Of The Marvel Multiverse?

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In 'Secret Wars' (1985) II, Beyonder contemplates whether to destroy the Marvel multiverse.
In ‘Secret Wars’ (1985) II, Beyonder contemplates whether to destroy the Marvel universe. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN POWER LEVEL EXPLAINED

The Beyonder may be the most mysterious entity in the Marvel cosmic hierarchy. Is he a god? A cosmic being? A Cosmic Cube? Let’s look at the reasons why Beyonder may be the closest version to Marvel’s God!

“I AM FROM BEYOND”

When ‘Secret Wars’ (1984) exploded into the pages of Marvel comics, it was the first crossover event in Marvel continuity. From the first pages, the Beyonder claimed to be “from beyond.”1 He made a tempting proposition to the heroes and villains.

In 'Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1984) #1, Beyonder introduces himself to the heroes and villains in majestic fashion.
In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1984) #1, Beyonder introduces himself to the heroes and villains in majestic fashion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In casual fashion, the Beyonder then went on to destroy a galaxy and rebuff Galactus and Doctor Doom. He created Battleworld out of the remains of nearby planets where heroes and villains would battle in order to win their hearts’ desires. Who is this Beyonder?

In reality, the Beyonder stems from the Beyond-Realm.

Read on!

The Beyond Realm was originally a being known as the Beyonder it was an infinite realm beyond the Marvel Multiverse (or Omniverse), and was the sum of everything outside the multiverse and that the Marvel Multiverse (or Omniverse) was a drop in the sea compared to the Beyond-realm. Making it infinitely bigger than the known Marvel Multiverse (Or Omniverse) at this time it is believed Here, that the Beyonder (Originally) is/was the all-powerful God, Creator, Ruler, and Inhabitant. He is everything and everyone in this realm as everything is him. His mere thought became reality anything he dreamed of was his and his alone with him in this Plane of Existence it would be utterly nothing.

-Beyond Realm, Fictional Battle Omniverse Wiki

WHY PRE-RETCON BEYONDER IS MARVEL’S GOD

HIS POWER IS IMAGINATION

In 'Secret Wars' (1985) II, Beyonder contemplates whether to destroy the Marvel multiverse.
In ‘Secret Wars’ (1985) II, Beyonder contemplates whether to destroy the Marvel universe. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Secret Wars’ (1985) II, Beyonder arrives on Earth. His purpose is to investigate the human feeling of desire. He is met with incomprehension and conflict follows with Earth’s heroes and villains. In one issue, Beyonder contemplates destroying the Marvel universe and everything in it. As he thinks, his thoughts cause universal disturbances. This shows Beyonder’s power is imagination.

PRE-RETCON BEYONDER SEEKS HOMAGE

In 'Secret Wars II' (1985), the Beyond controls animate life and inanimate objects to pay him homage.
In ‘Secret Wars II’ (1985), the Beyond controls animate life and inanimate objects to pay him homage. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Secret Wars II’ (1985), Beyonder extends his control to inanimate and animate life. Controlling every molecule and atom on Earth, Beyonder wants all things to pay him homage. How divine is that?

PRE-RETCON BEYONDER CAN DESTROY THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE

In 'Secret Wars II' (1985), Beyonder kills Death.
In ‘Secret Wars II’ (1985), Beyonder kills Death. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Secret Wars II’ (1985), Beyonder shows an impressive display of power. In front of the Magistrati, he gives Death a potion that kills her. An impressive feat since Death constitutes the semi-covered face of Living Tribunal and represents Vengeance. Furthermore, none of the Magistrati intervene to prevent this death, fearing Beyonder’s power. Finally, Death herself is a Multiversal entity.

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BEYONDER’S POWER LEVEL

Based on Beyonder’s feats, he is likely Omnipotent all across the board.

In 'Secret Wars' (1985) II, Beyonder contemplates whether to destroy the Marvel multiverse.
Super-Strength: Infinite 100%
Super-Speed: Omnipresent 100%
Durability: Infinite 100%
Energy-Projection: Omnipotent 100%
Fighting-Skills: Extra-Dimensional 100%
Intelligence: Omniscient 100%

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SOURCES

Secret Wars (1984 Event) in Marvel Database.
Beyond Realm in Fictional Battle Omniverse Wiki.
Secret Wars II in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1.

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