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

 

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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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DC Day: The Legend Of The Hand Of Creation Proves Krona Is A Mad Scientist, Not A True Villain

 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Tom Zuko


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

January, 1987

IN SUPERVILLAINS

IN A FORBIDDEN EXPERIMENT, KRONA WITNESSES THE HAND OF CREATION

After Crisis On Infinite Earths, a new single DC Universe is created. In History of the DC Universe, Harbinger gathers data on the Monitor’s files in order to tell its history. In the beginning, a single universe was created. When the universe was young, the earliest race was the Maltusians. These tall, blue-skinned beings lived on Oa and soon mastered science. With their civilization, they studied the universe. According to legend, no one could behold the beginning of the universe.

Or else, calamity would follow. A daring and defiant scientist, Krona defied the legends. With his powerful machine, he peered back in time. Then, he showed his discovery to the Maltusians. On that day, calamity ensued and Krona was struck by a lightning bolt. Dramatically, the accident created the anti-matter universe opposite to the positive matter universe. And the multiverse was born. With the birth of the multiverse, evil entered the DC universe.

The origin of the Green Lantern Corps is told in History of the DC Universe. DC Comics

 

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KRONA WAS EXILED AND TURNED INTO AN ENERGY BEING

Tales of The Green Lantern Corps (1981) #1. DC Comics.

KRONA BECAME THE ENEMY OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Perhaps, you have watched the animated movie called Green Lantern: Emerald Knight. In DC comics continuity, Krona is banished. Soon, he drifts to Nekron’s realm of the dead. There, he is recruited into Death‘s army which seeks to destroy then recreate the universe. Indeed, Krona welcomes it as an opportunity to study the destruction and the creation of the universe.

Then, Nekron sends Krona and his army of the undead to kill the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lantern Corps. Violently, the army of the unliving succeeds in killing several Guardians, the Green Lanterns even destroying the Central Power Battery. However, Hal Jordan, the greatest GL rallies the force. Together, they manage to stop Krona and send him back to the realm of the dead.

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History of the DC Universe (1987). DC Comics.

A MAD SCIENTIST, KRONA SEEKS THE BEGINNING OF TIME AT ALL COSTS

In JLA/Avengers, Krona threatens the Omniverse. Dangerously, his quest takes him to the Marvel Universe. There, he engages in a game with the Grandmaster. The JLA and the Avengers must gather items of power for Grandmaster and Krona. And the winner must either claim the items or seek the answer of the beginning from Galactus. When the JLA wins the contest 7-5, Grandmaster wins. Though he collects the items of power, Krona betrays him.

By force, he summons Galactus and beats him in order to discover the secret. In the Marvel Universe, only Galan has survived the destruction of the previous universe. In a cosmic egg, he is shaped by Phoenix into Galactus during the birth of the Earth-616 universe. Ultimately, the heroes band together and triumph. In the end, Krona is transformed into a cosmic egg destined to create a new universe.

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Feat: Wonder Woman, ‘Avengers/JLA’ #2

In 'JLA/Avengers' (2003) #2, with DC and Marvel champions seeking to gather artifacts to save their respective universes, Wonder Woman restrains Hercules.
 

WONDER WOMAN
(DIANA OF THEMYSCIRA)

NEW EARTH

In Avengers/JLA’ (2003) #2 titled “A Contest of Champions”, Wonder Woman performs a fighting-skills feat. In a game between the GrandMaster and Krona, the JLA and the Avengers seek to gather artifacts to save their respective universes. On Asgard with Aquaman to retrieve the Eternity book, Wonder Woman restrains Hercules.

How much fighting skill does it take to restrain the Lion of Olympus?

In 'JLA/Avengers' (2003) #2, with DC and Marvel champions seeking to gather artifacts to save their respective universes, Wonder Woman restrains Hercules.
In ‘JLA/Avengers’ (2003) #2, Wonder Woman performs a fighting-skills feat. With DC and Marvel champions seeking to gather artifacts to save their respective universes, Wonder Woman restrains Hercules. Photo/DC Comics

WONDER WOMAN EXERTED 1.43*10^6 TONS RESTRAINING HERCULES TO THE GROUND.

WONDER WOMAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 2.75*10^10 J OR 6.54 TONS OF TNT ENOUGH TO DESTROY A LARGE BUILDING.

FIGHTING SKILLS FEAT:

METAHUMAN

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SOURCES

Diana of Themyscira (New Earth) in DC Database.
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The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age Of Comics: Ranking (Part II)

 

Some rules:

  1. Only the four major companies: DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse were selected!
  2. Only the Modern Age of comic books from 1985 to the present.
  3. Punches were selected based on levels of power and importance in determining the outcome of events, not on importance only.
  4. Read rule 3. As a result, they included mostly 100-ton characters and above.
  5. 10 punches were selected for the title of The Mightiest Punch!
  6. The punches were weighed but must still be voted to determine which is The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age of Comic Books.

See Part I and Part III. Today, we go cosmic!

Captain Marvel, ‘Captain Marvel #6’ (2014)

Having faced the Spartax invasion of the refugee planet Torfa, Captain Marvel is ordered to blow up the Vibranium mines exploited by the Spartax that were poisoning the refugees. She punches her way out, blowing them up!

In 'Captain Marvel #6' (2014), Captain Marvel punches out Vibranium mines on the planet Torfa to repel a Spartax invasion.
Photo: ‘Captain Marvel #6’. Marvel Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Solar System

Super-Strength: Able to destroy planets, stars, and solar systems with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Hellboy, ‘The Wild Hunt’ (2009)

Hellboy punches out a giant “somewhere” destroying the entire location in his refusal to wield Excalibur to save the world! Classic!

In 'Hellboy: The Wild Hunt Chapter 7' (2009), Hellboy punches out a giant in his refusal to wield Excalibur to save the world.
Photo: ‘Hellboy:The Wild Hunt Chapter 7’ (2009). Dark Horse Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Mountain

Super-Strength: Able to lift and destroy buildings, cities and mountains with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Green Lantern, ‘Green Lantern #62’ (2011)

Green Lantern Hal Jordan battles Krona in Sector 2814 in his attempt to gather the Emotional Entities. Hal blast-punches Krona then imprisons him.

In 'Green Lantern #62' (2005), Green Lantern Hal Jordan punch-blasts Krona in its attempt to gather the Emotional Entities.
Photo: ‘Green Lantern #62’ (2005). DC Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Multiversal

Super-Strength: Able to destroy planets, stars, galaxies, universes and the multiverse with their punches, attacks and lifting strength.

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Infinity-Man, ‘Death Of The New Gods #7’

Infinity-Man “Prime Agent Of the Source’s Will” Punches Superman! An Attack That Earns Him Superman’s Earth-Shattering Punches!

In 'Death Of The New Gods #7' (2008), Infinity Man "The Prime Agent of the Source's Will" punches Superman!
Photo: ‘Death Of The New Gods #7’ (2008). DC Comics.

The Mightiest Punch! Super Feat:

Universal

Super-Strength: Able to lift and destroy planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe with their attacks and lifting strength.

Peak human Metahuman City block Mountain Continent Planetary Stellar Solar System Universal Multiversal Boundless

Stay tuned for the next last two multiverse-shattering punches of The Mightiest Punch! In The Modern Age of Comics.