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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: During The Terrible Darkseid War, The Members Of The Justice League Replace The New Gods, Plunging The Heroes In A New Darkness

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman's ears.
 

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In "Darkseid War" (2015),
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman’s ears. AP Photo/DC Comics

Official Name

Darkseid War

Universe

Prime Earth

Heroes

Justice League

Villains

Darkseid, Anti-Monitor, Grail

Creators

Geoff Johns

COSMIC HIERARCHY

ON THEMYSCIRA, GRAIL’S BIRTH FORESHADOWS THE DARKSEID WAR

The Prologue to the Darkseid War is on Themyscira. The Amazons were created by Zeus to bring peace to mankind. After defeating Hercules and his army, the Amazons retreated to the Paradise Island of Themyscira. On a fateful night, Diana was to be born to Queen Hippolyta.

That same night, an abomination was born: She was the daughter of Darkseid and the Amazon assassin Myrina Black. Her name was to be Grail. Menalippe was Hippolyta’s favorite oracle. At the birth of the child, she prophesied Grail would bring about a great darkness: a terrible war “between the dark God and the antiGod.” Eventually, Minalippe and Penelope were left to die by Myrina.

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War. AP Photo/DC Comics.

GRAIL ATTACKS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND SUMMONS ANTI-MONITOR

The Justice League are investigating a crime scene. Strangely, they tracked it down because a Boom Tube was open there and two people are dead. Diana narrates the story and reveals the team’s dynamics: Batman and Flash are running tests on the evidence, Hal and Jessica are taking a look at the people in the complex, Shazam and Cyborg are investigating the Boom Tube. When Cyborg locates two other murders of women named “Myrina Black”, an explosion happens.

Grail teleports out of Flash’s mouth and starts tearing the Justice League apart. First, she attacks Batman in a duel then takes out Cyborg and Shazam. Grail proves to be fast, strong and able to emit eye beams.Grail has the advantage over Diana and pins her to a car. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns intervene but are quickly taken down. Using Power Ring (Jessica Cruz), Grail creates shadows to summon the Anti-Monitor. Sinisterly, the anti-God is here!

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ANTI-MONITOR USES THE GOD OF DEATH TO KILL DARKSEID

In 'Darkseid War', Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

WHO ARE THE NEW GODS OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Grail’s plan in the Darkseid War was to create New Gods in order to gain the Anti-Life Equation. As Batman later finds out, Anti-Monitor’s origin story on Qward sentenced him to destroying the DC multiverse after every cycle of rebirth.

The punishment was because he sought the beginning… Using the Anti-Life Equation, Grail could stop the rebirth of the universe, with a final plan: Superwoman’s son. Who are the New Gods of the Justice League?

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", the New Gods of the Justice League are here.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, the New Gods of the Justice League are here. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RECRUIT THE REMAINING CRIME SYNDICATE TO FIGHT ANTI-MONITOR

In order to stop Anti-Monitor and Grail’s Darkseid War, the Justice League have to break the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Mister Miracle finds a powerless Ultraman and Cyborg and Power Ring find a pregnant Superwoman at Level 0. Ultraman is scared that Anti-Monitor, who previously destroyed Earth 3 is going to destroy Prime Earth. At Superwoman’s cell, Power Ring is contaminated and activates her ring to become Volthoom. As Cyborg attempts to hack into the ring, he re-activates Grid.

Superwoman blasts Mister Miracle and Big Barda with her eyebeams. Then, Owlman breaks a hole in Superwoman’s cell. Onboard the Watchtower, Wonder Woman and the Justice League agree to work with the Crime Syndicate. Diana orders Superman to give Ultraman green kryptonite to recharge. As Ultraman feeds, Owlman gives the JL the codes Lex Luthor provided. The Justice League locates Anti-Monitor. Visit the conclusion of the Darkseid War if you are interested in the comic.

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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Feat: Flash (Barry Allen), ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ #8

In 'Crisis On Infinite Earths' (1985) #8, Flash time travels to the past to destroy the Anti-Monitor's antimatter canon, sacrificing himself.
 

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FLASH (BARRY ALLEN)
EARTH ONE

In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (1985) #8, titled “A Flash Of The Lightning,” Flash performs a super speed feat. On Qward, the Flash frees himself from his prison and stops the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon from destroying the five remaining Earths. During the battle, Flash destroys the antimatter cannon, time travels to the past and dies.

How much super speed does it take for Flash to time travel to the past in order to destroy the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon?

FLASH (BARRY ALLEN) MATCHED THE ENERGY OF THE ANTI-MATTER CANNON SUFFICIENT TO DESTROY FIVE POSITIVE MATTER UNIVERSES IN EXPANSION WITH KINETIC ENERGY OF 4.0296675*10^62 JOULES.

FLASH GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF INFINITE ENERGY, ACCELERATING HIS MASS TO INFINITY AS HE REACHED THE SPEED OF LIGHT, TO TIME TRAVEL TO THE PAST THEN DYING.

SUPER SPEED FEAT:

IMMEASURABLE

                       

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Calculations for Flash, ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ #8

Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.



Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol 1 8 in DC Database.
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Feat: Supergirl, ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ #7

 

SUPERGIRL (KARA ZOR-EL)
EARTH-ONE

In ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ (1985) #7, titled “Beyond The Silent Night,” Supergirl performs a super strength feat. After the five remaining Earths start merging (Earth S, Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-4 and Earth-X), the heroes use Alexander Luthor’s Jr super powers to open a portal to the antimatter universe to travel to Qward, the base of the Anti-monitor. During the battle, Supergirl destroys Anti-Monitor’s armor with a punch.

How much super-strength does it take for Supergirl to destroy Anti-Monitor’s armor with a punch?

In ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ (1985) #7, Supergirl performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Supergirl breaks Anti-Monitor’s armor.

SUPERGIRL DESTROYED THE ANTI-MONITOR’S ARMOR WITH HER PUNCH.

SUPERGIRL GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY AN ANTI-SUN, ENOUGH TO DESTROY THE DC MULTIVERSE.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

MULTIVERSAL

                       

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SOURCES

Crisis on Infinite Earths Vol 1 7 in DC Database.
Kara Zor-El (Earth-One) in DC Database.