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.

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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 Infinite all across the board.

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

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.