DC Day: Are Elseworlds A Dystopian Future? In ‘DCeased’, Cyborg Is Infected With The ALE Virus Becoming A Carrier For The New Gods Of Apokolips To Turn Humans Into Zombies

DC DAY

In 'DCeased' (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth Prime.
In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth.

CRISES

IN A FOILED INVASION ATTEMPT BY DARKSEID, CYBORG IS MISSING

In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. At the beginning of the issue, the Justice League has foiled an invasion by Darkseid. Superman and Batman order Darkseid to not return to Earth. Wonder Woman has bound Darkseid in the Lasso of Truth, which compels him to speak the Truth. Surprisingly, Darkseid uncoils the Lasso of Truth and states he has what he came for, leaving in a Boom Tube without further battle.

At that moment, Batman’s tracking device signals that Cyborg is missing. Batman states Cyborg is not in Metropolis, and not on Earth. Asked by Flash how Batman knows, the Dark Knight says he has a location monitor in one of Cyborg’s programs. Superman asks Batman if Cyborg knew the Dark Knight was tracking him. Then Flash asks if Batman has a tracking device on Superman. With a pause, Batman answers in the negative.

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid uncoils Wonder Woman's lasso and leaves without further battle, as the Justice League foils his invasion.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid uncoils Wonder Woman’s lasso and leaves without further battle, as the Justice League foils his invasion.

CYBORG IS TORTURED BY DESAAD, AND DARKSEID HAVING CORRUPTED THE ANTI-LIFE EQUATION (ALE), GOES MAD

Desaad has abducted Cyborg on Apokolips. The purpose of Darkseid’s plan is to obtain the first half of the ALE. Desaad reveals to Cyborg that Darkseid seeks the second half of the ALE and suspects Cyborg possesses it. Cyborg questions Darkseid’s motives and at that moment, the monarch shows up. He asks Desaad to cut Cyborg’s tongue. Darkseid wants to use Motherbox in order to add Darkseid’s half of the ALE to Cyborg’s system.

However, Desaad points out that Cyborg will likely not survive the process and the ALE will cease to exist. At that moment, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the Motherbox. After Desaad grows Cyborg a new tongue, he takes a piece of the Black Racer and corrupts the ALE merged to Cyborg with it. The ALE virus was born. Though Desaad was immune to disease. Desaad tried to send Cyborg away with the ALE virus, but to no use. Darkseid was infected with the ALE virus. Darkseid went raving mad.

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the MotherBox in order to corrupt the Anti-Life Equation.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid summons the Black Racer with the MotherBox in order to corrupt the Anti-Life Equation.

INFECTED WITH THE ALE VIRUS, DARKSEID DESTROYS APOKOLIPS WITH THE OMEGA EFFECT

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, Darkseid is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus and destroys Apokolips with the Omega Effect.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, Darkseid is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus and destroys Apokolips with the Omega Effect.

THE PANDEMONIUM IN METROPOLIS PROVES ELSEWORLDS ARE DARK: CYBORG GOES ONLINE AND SPREADS THE ALE VIRUS TO THE INTERNET

Cyborg is Boom-Tubed to Metropolis. Immediately, he goes online. The ALE virus spread from its patient zero as a techno-organic virus to the Internet. Cyborg attempted to firewall himself but it was too late. an Elseworlds story, was this a celebration of darkness, a romanticization of horror stories? As the pandemonium in Metropolis will prove, Elseworld stories tend to be too dark. That may also be the case for mainstream continuity stories.

Reminiscent of the best horror stories, the ALE virus jumped from media to media spreading horror. People literally tried to tear the equation from their heads. They have turned into zombies. At the home of Scott Free and Big Barda, Superman succeeded in recruiting the heroes, when suddenly, he heard the world screaming. He flew into the streets and saw the pandemonium. Distraught, he sped to his family and destroyed the cellphone and the television screen with his heat vision before Jon and Damian could access them.

In 'DCeased' (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth Prime.
In ‘DCeased’ (2019) #1, Cyborg is infected with the Anti-Life Equation virus. Kneeling and helpless, Cyborg spreads the virus on Earth.

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AT THE BATCAVE, SYSTEMS GO OFFLINE AND ESTIMATE 600 MILLION INFECTED

In 'DCeased' (1999) #1, the Batcave's systems go offline and estimate 600 million are affected.
In ‘DCeased’ (1999) #1, the Batcave’s systems go offline and estimate 600 million are infected.

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FOOTNOTES

DCeased Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

Super Power: Galactus’ Solar System-Sized Taa II Is The Star-God’s Highly Advanced Home

SUPER POWER

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IN POWER LEVEL

GALACTUS REPRESENTS EQUITY AND CONSUMES THE LIVING ENERGY OF WORLDS IN ORDER TO FEED HIS HUNGER

In 'Silver Surfer' (1989) #31, the Living Tribunal explains to Silver Surfer and the Stranger about his three faces.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1989) #31, the Living Tribunal explains to Silver Surfer and the Stranger about his three faces. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1989) #31, the Living Tribunal explains to Silver Surfer and the Stranger about his three faces: his three faces must agree in order for him to make a judgment – The semi-covered face is Vengeance and represents Death, the fully covered face is Necessity and represents Eternity, and the face is Equity and represents Galactus.

In the cosmic hierarchy, Galactus maintains the cosmic order by consuming the living energy of planets, whether they are inhabited or not. Galactus has a cosmic hunger which is his weakness and his burden as a cosmic entity.

In ‘Thanos Annual’ (2014) #1, the Thanos Spectre shows Thanos the cosmic hierarchy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

TAA II IS GALACTUS’ SOLAR SYSTEM-SIZED HOME

Four’ (1966) #49, Galactus’ Taa II arrives on Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In the previous universe, Galan lived on Taa. Upon surviving the destruction of his home universe, Galan incubated in a Cosmic Egg merging with the Sentience of the Universe. Emerging from the Cosmic Egg, he was observed by a Watcher who realized the tremendous power the nascent Galactus possessed to feed on the living energy of planets but the Watcher decided not to kill Galactus.

Sensing his hunger, Galactus consumed the nearby planet of Archeopia.

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After emerging from his incubation cube millions of years after the Big Bang, Galactus consumed the nearby planet Archeopia; this was the first world to fall prey to his insatiable hunger. Galactus felt compelled to create a monument to his dead homeworld Taa, which existed in the previous universe, and to the ravaged planet Archeopia.

Galactus used the remains of Archeopia as the raw material from which he created the enormous Taa II. Construction took millennia to complete, due to Galactus’s need to take breaks in search of sustenance. When it was completed it engulfed the entire Archeopian System.

Galactus intended Taa II to surpass any natural world in size, beauty and splendor. Based on accounts from the few beings to step foot in it, such as Mister Fantastic, Galactus easily met his goal.

Indeed, Taa II is so massive several planets and even a star are held captive by its gravitational pull.

-Worldship (Taa II), Marvel Database

GALACTUS EMPLOYS HIGHLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR TRANSPORT, MATTER AND ENERGY MANIPULATION

Galactus employs highly advanced technology stored on Taa II. He uses it for transport, matter and energy manipulation.

IN FANTASTIC FOUR #50, THE HUMAN TORCH RETRIEVES THE ULTIMATE NULLIFIER FROM TAA II AND MISTER FANTASTIC MUST USE AS SPECIFIED BY UATU AGAINST GALACTUS

In 'Fantastic Four (1966) #50, the Human Torch retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier for Mister Fantastic to use against Galactus as specified by Uatu the Watcher.
In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic must use the Ultimate Nullifier to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, the Human Torch retrieves the Ultimate Nullifies from Taa II. Mister Fantastic must use the Ultimate Nullifier to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. Uatu the Watcher warns Mister Fantastic not to turn the level to full power, or else it could destroy the solar system in a microsecond.

Mister Fantastic must use it as specified by the Watcher.

OUTCOME: FANTASTIC FOUR WIN

IN ‘DARKSEID/GALACTUS: THE HUNGER’, GALACTUS USES THE SPHERE-SHAPED STARSHIP IN ORDER TO CONSUME APOKOLIPS

In 'Darkseid/Galactus: The Hunger' (1995), Galactus uses the sphere-shaped starship in order to invade Apokolips before the bewildered glances of its denizens.
In ‘Darkseid/Galactus: The Hunger’ (1995), Galactus uses the sphere-shaped starship in order to invade Apokolips. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Darkseid/Galactus: The Hunger’ (1995), the Silver Surfer travels to the DC multiverse and reaches Apokolips. Sensing there are life forms on it, he sends a summons for Galactus.

Galactus arrives in a sphere-shaped starship and immediately touches down on the planet. Then, he begins construction of his elemental converter in order to convert the planet into living energy and consume it. Darkseid and his armies resist. However, when Darkseid attempts to erase Galactus with his Omega Effect, it fails. Galactus seemingly wins the battle by blasting Darkseid away. However, when he begins to consume the planet, he senses no living energy.

With that, Darkseid wins by instructing Galactus that he sought to defend his planet simply because he is its ruler.

OUTCOME: DARKSEID WINS

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #9’, GALACTUS ABSORBS TAA II IN ORDER TO FIGHT THE BEYONDER

In 'Marver Super Heroes Secret Wars' (1985) #9, Galactus absorbed the energy of his solar system-sized home, Taa II, in order to fight the Beyonder.
In ‘Marver Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1985) #9, Galactus absorbs Taa II in order to fight the Beyonder. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Silver Surfer #31 in Comic Vine.
Thanos Annual Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 49 in Marvel Database.
Galan (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Worldship (Taa II) in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 50 in Marvel Database.
Darkseid vs Galactus: The Hunger Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 9 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Doomsday vs Darkseid

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Writers and Artists

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SYNOPSIS

Doomsday and Cyborg Superman have arrived on Apokolips. Apokolips is in crisis as Doomsday decimates its armies. Sensing the destruction, Darkseid decides to intervene.

IN GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

In 'Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey' (1994) #1, Darkseid studies Doomsday destroying Apokolips before engaging the monster in combat.
In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Darkseid studies Doomsday destroying Apokolips before engaging the monster in combat. Photo/DC Comics

Enter the two contestants on Apokolips. On the left side, is Doomsday, the Ultimate and on the right side is Darkseid, the God of Evil.

Let’s look at the stats.

Doomsday – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: BOUNDLESS
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: STELLAR
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR MADNESS
INTELLIGENCE: ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.
WEAKNESSES
  • Entropy.
Darkseid – New Earth
SUPER-STRENGTH: STELLAR
SUPER-SPEED: COSMIC
DURABILITY: SOLAR SYSTEM
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: COSMIC
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Father Box.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Radion.
  • Dependency on X-Element.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey’ (1994) #1, Doomsday arrives on Apokolips by cargo ship programmed by Cyborg Superman. As Doomsday destroys Apokolips and its army, he faces the awesome might of Darkseid!

The battle to decide who is the cosmic destroyer!

OUTCOME: DOOMSDAY WINS BY NEAR DEATH

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DOOMSDAY IN COMICS

‘Superman: The Man Of Steel’ (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.

'Man Of Steel' (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders.
‘Superman: The Man Of Steel’ (1992) #17, marks the first cameo appearance of Doomsday. Superman must face the menace of the Underworlders. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Doomsday (New Earth) in DC Database.
Uxas (New Earth) in DC Database.
Superman: The Man of Steel Vol 1 17 in DC Database.

Feat: Batman, ‘Superman/Batman’ #12

 

BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
NEW EARTH

 

 

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, titled “Traitor,” Batman performs an intelligence feat. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Big Barda rescue Supergirl from the clutches of Darkseid on Apokolips. Using the Mother Box, Batman re-programs the hell spores on Apokolips.

How much intelligence does it take to re-program the hell spores on Apokolips?

In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #12, Batman activates the hell spores on Apokolips.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, Batman performed an intelligence feat. Batman activated the hell spores on Apokolips. Photo/DC Comics
In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #12, Batman re-programs the hell spores on Apokolips using the Mother Box.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, Batman performed an intelligence feat. Batman re-programmed the hell spores on Apokolips using the Mother Box. Photo/DC Comics

BATMAN HACKED ENOUGH 2.2 PETAFLOPS OF COMPUTING POWER RE-PROGRAMMING THE HELL SPORES ON APOKOLIPS.

BATMAN HACKED THE EQUIVALENT OF APOKOLIPS EXPLODING BY 500 NUCLEAR BLASTS ENOUGH TO SIMULATE A SUN GOING SUPERNOVA.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

COSMIC

                       

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SOURCES

Superman/Batman Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices

Feat: Cyborg, ‘Justice League’ #4

CYBORG
(VICTOR STONE)

PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League’ (2012) #4, titled ‘Justice League: Part Four’, Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. Cyborg awakes in the red room in S.T.A.R Labs and is confused. In a group parademons’ attack, Cyborg vaporizes a parademon with his White Noise Cannon.

How much energy does it take to vaporize a parademon with a sonic attack?

In 'Justice League #4' (2011), Cyborg vaporizes a parademon with a White Noise Cannon.
In ‘Justice League #4’ (2011), Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. Cyborg vaporizes a parademon with a White Noise Cannon. Photo/DC Comics

CYBORG UNLEASHED 6.38*10^44 TONS VAPORIZING THE PARADEMON WITH THE WHITE NOISE CANNON.

THE WHITE NOISE CANNON GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 8.80*10^47 N OR 1.49*10^39 TONS OF TNT, CAPABLE OF DESTROYING A LARGE STAR.

ENERGY PROJECTION SUPER FEAT:

SOLAR SYSTEM

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Feat: Cyborg, ‘Justice League #6’

CYBORG

(Victor Stone)

PRIME EARTH

In ‘Justice League #6’ (2012), Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. Cyborg faces the menaces of Darkseid and the parademons. During the invasion of Prime Earth, Cyborg uses the Father Box bonded to his interface to close the Boom Tubes on Earth and send Darkseid and the parademons back to Apokolips, ending the invasion of Prime Earth.

How much energy does it take to close 81 Boom Tubes on Prime Earth?

In 'Justice League #6' (2012), Cyborg uses the power of the Father Box that is bonded to his interface to close the Boom Tubes and send Darkseid back to Apokolips, ending the invasion. (Photo/DC Comics)
In ‘Justice League #6’ (2012), Cyborg performs an energy projection feat. Cyborg uses the power of the Father Box that is bonded to his interface to close the Boom Tubes and send Darkseid back to Apokolips, ending the invasion. (Photo/DC Comics)

CYBORG UNLEASHED 1.28 * 10^78 TONS CLOSING 81 BOOM TUBES CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING THE FTL TRANSPORT OF 81 SUNS!

THE BOOM TUBES PACKED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.254 * 10^79 N OR 3.00*10^69 TONS OF TNT, ENOUGH THE ENERGY REQUIRED FOR SPACE TRAVEL FROM OA TO THE CENTER OF THE MILKY WAY GALAXY CAPABLE OF DESTROYING A GALAXY!

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

GALAXY

                       

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Feat: Superman, ‘Superman/Batman #10’

SUPERMAN

(Clark Kent)

NEW EARTH

In ‘Superman/Batman #10’, Superman performs an energy projection feat. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Amazons battle an invasion from Apokolips. Superman faces, an army of Dr. Bedlam’s estimated… 3,000 Doomsday “animates”.

How much energy does it take to melt 3,000 Doomsday “animates”?

In 'Superman/Batman #10' (2004), Superman vaporizes an army of Dr. Bedlam's Doomsday "animates" with a wide intensity blast of heat vision on Themyscira.
In ‘Superman/Batman #10’ (2004), Superman performs an energy projection feat. Superman vaporizes an army of Doomsday “animates” with heat vision on Themyscira. (Photo/DC Comics)

SUPERMAN VAPORIZED 837 TONS OF 3,000 H-BOMBS CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING EACH LESS THAN “A FORCE EQUAL TO A MILLION NUCLEAR BLASTS” AT 1.25E+27 J OR 12,540 YOTTAJ.

THE HEAT VISION PACKED THE EQUIVALENT OF 3E+17 TONS OF TNT, ENOUGH 326% THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY THE SUN PER SECOND CAPABLE OF DESTROYING A CONTINENT!

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

STELLAR

                       

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