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Overpowered Beings: In COIE, Spectre #CreatesANewUniverse at the Dawn of Time

 

OVERPOWERED BEINGS

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SPECTRE (AZTAR)
Strength Class: Infinite 100%
Weaknesses: None 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Power Dependency 92%

SCORE: 96

FORMIDABILITY: EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

SPECTRE IS THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE OF THE PRESENCE

Spectre (Aztar). DC Comics.

In More Fun Comics (1940) #52, the Spectre made his first appearance in the Pre-Crisis continuity. In the origin story, the Spirit of Vengeance is a New York City police officer named Jim Corrigan.

As the Spirit of Vengeance, the Presence tasks the Spectre with exacting vengeance on evil men. Moreover, Spectre is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA makes its debut in All Star Comics (1940) #3.

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, Spectre makes a surprise appearance. After the heroes destroyed the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon on Qward, Anti-Monitor goes to the beginning of time, in order to destroy the positive matter universe.

However, the outcome turns out completely different with a new universe created. Really, Spectre is dependent on the Presence and is as strong as the being allows him to be.

OVERPOWERED, SPECTRE CAN CREATE A UNIVERSE

In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, only five Earths remain after the destruction of the multiverse: Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S and Earth-X.

In a final attempt to destroy the positive matter multiverse, Anti-Monitor time travels to the Dawn of Time. There, he intends to view the beginning of time and destroy all reality.

At the Dawn of Time, the heroes and the mages of the DC multiverse are assembled to stop the enemy. There, Spectre appears, channels their combined powers and reaches into Anti-Monitor’s Hand of creation.

Though he fails from preventing Anti-Monitor to contemplate Krona‘s experiment on the DC Universe, he nevertheless succeeds in creating a new universe. With his reality-warping powers, Spectre dies and creates the New Earth continuity.

In this comparison, with the power of five Earths, Spectre is evidently Multiversal-Level in Energy Projection, and ranks below the Source.

Some of Spectre’s powers include: Nigh-omniscience, energy projection, dimensional travel, immortality, flight, intangibility, metamorphosis, super-strength, size alteration and reality-warping at the Multiversal-Level.

 

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PHILOSOPHICALLY, SPECTRE IS GOD’S WRATH

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Spectre confronts Eclipso. DC Comics.

Philosophically, Spectre is God’s Wrath. In DC Pre-Crisis mythology, Spectre is a fallen angel named Aztar. After the fall of angels, he repented before Heaven, and the Presence erased his identity, bonding him to God’s Wrath.

Since Spectre is a ghost and has no memory of his evil past, he needs a human host in order to help him exact the Vengeance of the Presence. Regularly, Jim Corrigan is the most common Spectre human host.

In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Eclipso, who is also an aspect of God’s Wrath convinces Spectre that the cause of evil in the DC Universe is magic. Moreover, the Guardians of the Universe had to contain magic with the Starheart, in order to bring order to the universe.

After, Spectre goes through the DC Universe destroying magic, eventually going mano-a-mano against Captain Marvel.

In a philosophical sense, Spectre is God’s Wrath because he seeks vengeance for evil in the universe. Also, he seeks redemption for his own past.

 

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WHY SPECTRE IS AN OVERPOWERED BEING

HIS OMNISCIENCE EXTENDS TO THE OMNIVERSE

Perhaps, Spectre’s most impressive feats occur in the fan-voted DC Versus Marvel (1996) inter-company crossover.

In Marvel Versus DC (1996) #2, the two Brothers representing both franchises awaken to renew their abstract battle. To find out whose universe survives, their heroes must do battle.

In the issue, the Spectre and Living Tribunal both use their nigh-omniscience to see beyond and over to the Omniverse.

SPECTRE IS TOUGHER THAN BRONZE AGE SUPERMAN

In DC Comics Presents (1981) #29, Spectre faces the might of the Bronze Age Superman.

When Supergirl goes missing, Superman searches the entire universe. At superluminal speed, he even breaches the bounds of infinity.

To prevent him from entering Heaven, Spectre confronts him. In a classic battle, an all-out Superman delivers a powerful punch that creates a crater.

However, Spectre does not move at all and is unfazed by Superman’s might.

Considering Superman’s punch shook mountains, and is likely at least a Magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Spectre’s base durability is at least City-Level.

DURABILITY FEAT: CITY-LEVEL

Durability: City 25%
 

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LINKS

More Fun Comics Vol 1 52 in DC Database.
All-Star Comics Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
Day of Vengeance Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol 1 10 in DC Database.
DC Comics Presents Vol 1 29 in DC Database.
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Metropolis Battles: Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (Hero vs Villain)

In 'Justice League' (2012) #13, Wonder Woman fights Cheetah.
 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE SECRET OF THE CHEETAH: PART ONE”

Diana has to save her friend, even if she has to beat her down. Barbara Minerva accidentally cut herself with a Ritual Dagger and has been possessed by the Goddess Of The Hunt, to become… the Cheetah! Now, it’s up to Wonder Woman and the Justice League to help her, before it’s too late!

IN RELIGIOUS WARFARE

WONDER WOMAN FIGHTS A BLOODY BATTLE AGAINST THE CHEETAH!
In 'Justice League' (2012) #13, Wonder Woman fights Cheetah.
In ‘Justice League’ (2012) #13, Wonder Woman battles Cheetah in Central Park. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Central Park. On the left side is Wonder Woman, the Amazon Princess and on the right side is Cheetah.

Let’s look at the stats.

WONDER WOMAN – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY

SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC

DURABILITY: CONTINENT

ENERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN

FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR

INTELLIGENCE: LEADER

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Bracelets of Submission.
  • Lasso of Truth.
  • Sandals of Hermes.
  • Tiara.
  • Atlantiades’ Armor.
  • Magical Sword.
  • Invisible Plane.

WEAKNESSES

  • None

CHEETAH – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY

SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC

DURABILITY: CITY

ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN

FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR

INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS

PARAPHERNALIA

  • God Killer.

WEAKNESSES

  • Limp Leg In Human Form.

WONDER WOMAN PLACES IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION

To find out Wonder Woman’s battle rank, visit the Battle Ranker page.

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THE FIGHT

In a vicious fight, Wonder Woman battles the omen of Cheetah in Central Park.

The battle to decide who is more evolved!

WINNER: CHEETAH WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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WONDER WOMAN IN COMICS

‘All Star Comics’ (1942) #8, marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in DC continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Wonder Woman and the Amazons’ contact with Steve Trevor and man’s world.

The graphic novel was created by Gardner Fox.

WONDER WOMAN’S FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
‘All Star Comics’ (1942) #8, marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics


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SOURCES

Justice League Vol 2 13 in DC Database.
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) in DC Database.
Barbara Minerva (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
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Metropolis Battles: Wonder Woman vs Genocide (Hero vs Villain)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN PART 1: PLAGUE AND PESTILENCE”

Special Agent Diana Prince has to lead her team of agents into a new danger. Speculation runs about a new enemy and his Manazons. Can Wonder Woman protect the Amazons and the Olympian gods from extinction?

WONDER WOMAN FIGHTS A BLOODY BATTLE AGAINST THE MENACE OF GENOCIDE!
In ‘Wonder Woman’ (2009) #26, Wonder Woman battles Genocide for the first time. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Washington D.C. On the left side is Wonder Woman, the Amazon Princess and on the right side is Genocide.

Let’s look at the stats.

WONDER WOMAN – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Bracelets of Submission.
  • Gold Armor.
  • Lasso of Truth.
  • Sandals of Hermes.
  • Tiara.
  • Invisible Jet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Piercing Weapons.
  • Blindness.
GENOCIDE – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Lasso of Truth.

WONDER WOMAN PLACES IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION

To find out Wonder Woman’s battle rank, visit the Battle Ranker page.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: AMAZO VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

Wonder Woman battles the sinister menace of Genocide in Washington D.C., bent on destroying the Olympian gods and the Amazons.

The battle to decide who is the strongest warrior!

WINNER: GENOCIDE WINS BY NEAR DEATH

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WONDER WOMAN IN COMICS

‘All Star Comics’ (1942) #8, marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in DC continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Wonder Woman and the Amazons’ contact with Steve Trevor and man’s world.

The graphic novel was created by Gardner Fox.

WONDER WOMAN’S FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR
‘All Star Comics’ (1942) #8, marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

SOURCES

Wonder Woman #26 in Comic Vine.
Diana of Themyscira (New Earth) in DC Database.
All-Star Comics Vol 1 8 in DC Database.