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Battle Ranker Competition Round 3: Dormammu vs Random Team 8

 

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Overpowered Beings: Philosophically, #ThoughtRobotIsNecessary To DC Comics

 

OVERPOWERED BEINGS

New Sage

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

THOUGHT ROBOT IS SECOND TO MONITOR-MIND THE OVERVOID

Thought Robot (Cosmic Armor Superman). DC Comics.

Before the Thought Robot vs Mandrakk battle, Superman and company were stranded in Limbo. Indeed, it was the Final Crisis, and Monitrix Zillo Valla had recruited the super-champions of the multiverse. To this end, their quest was to recover the Ultramenstruum, the substance of life. But, they had to stop Mandrakk first, the Dark Monitor who held the Ultramenstruum or Bleed.

Near Cosmic Midnight, Mandrakk’s forces closed in on Superman and company. While struggling to hold with their inoperative ship, Captain Adam unlocked his power. With quantum superposition, Adam was able to fuse together two dualities: Superman and Ultraman. With their selves fused onto a higher plane of existence, the new being ascended to Nil or Heaven. There, they became Thought Robot. At Cosmic Midnight, Cosmic Armor Superman faced the enemy of the DC multiverse: Mandrakk.

According to the legend of the Monitors, Thought Robot is a 4-D Doomsday Weapon whose sole purpose is to defeat the Ultimate Enemy. In effect, Thought Robot is moved by the story of Superman and can become as strong as needed in response to his enemy’s attack. Consequently, Cosmic Armor Superman has the power of Reactive Evolution. As a Doomsday Weapon, Thought Robot is the being “of divine metals” that Monitor-Mind The Overvoid formed in order to protect the DC multiverse.1 Really, the character is second only to Monitor-Mind The Overvoid in importance and power.

OVERPOWERED, THOUGHT ROBOT CAN BREAK THE FOURTH WALL

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2009) #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall.
In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2009) #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall. DC Comics.

Originally, what struck fans was that Thought Robot was the most powerful version of Superman in DC continuity. As matter of fact, Thought Robot is among the few characters in comics that can Break The Fourth Wall. In literature, drama or theater, this is a meta-fictional technique by which a given character is aware of the audience, the reader or the writer. Moreover, the character is usually depicted addressing the audience, reader or writer.

Related to this case, Thought Robot either addresses the Presence, or is aware of being a character in a comic. In the image above, Cosmic Armor Superman seems to be addressing the Writer, that is, Grant Morrison. Moreover, this super power can be attributed in part to Clark Kent’s profession of journalism, which is to tell stories. In this case, the journalist becomes the story. Really, this is a very powerful super power, perhaps the greatest. In this comparison, Thought Robot may be more powerful than Truth Incarnate Wonder Woman.

Moreover, Thought Robot is overpowered and possesses super powers at the level of the Hyperverse. In effect, he is a God or Abstract. Some of Cosmic Armor Superman’s powers inclue: 4th wall breakage, plot manipulation, time manipulation, reactive evolution, berserker strength, flight, heat vision, reality warping, quantum manipulation.

PHILOSOPHICALLY, #THOUGHTROBOTISNECESSARY

Thought Robot (Cosmic Armor Superman). DC Comics.

Philosophically, #ThoughtRobotIsNecessary to the DC multiverse. In the mythology created by Grant Morrison, the Writer created the DC multiverse as a story. In that story, the Monitor-Mind the Overvoid is an outerversal being who represents DC comics itself. However, because of his perfection, the Overvoid could not comprehend the significance of the concept “story.”1 Like a Deus Ex Machina, Thought Robot was built to protect the DC multiverse from the imperfection of story.

In my digital book Superman, The Greatest Story: How Art Deco Meets Plot Device, I argue that Cosmic Armor Superman actually functions as a Monitor. In fact, Morrison perceives the Monitors as angels, whose function it is to tell stories. Doubly as a journalist and as Thought Robot, Superman functions as a storyteller. And what is the ultimate purpose of the storyteller in society: it is to preserve human civilization.

In a philosophical sense, #ThoughtRobotIsNecessary because stories are the blood of DC Comics and because he makes them intelligible to the Monitors, the Overvoid and a special person dear to Superman.

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WHY THOUGHT ROBOT IS AN OVERPOWERED BEING

THOUGHT ROBOT CAN BREAK THE FOURTH WALL

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2009) #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall.
In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2009) #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall. DC Comics.

Perhaps, Thought Robot’s most impressive power. Here, a comic character becomes God, or perhaps, reveals metafiction. Here, the commentary is that Superman and the DC multiverse are organic, living entities.

As a metafictional character, Cosmic Armor Superman can interface with the Writer. Here, on the page, his hand extends outside of it. Literally, a comic character touches the Presence, the reader or the Writer.

THOUGHT ROBOT MANIPULATES THE STORY

In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2009) #2, Thought Robot prophesies stories will never end. DC Comics.

At the end of the battle, Thought Robot writes an inscription on his tomb. In Nil, it is a fitting celebration of 81 years of history. Indeed, Grant Morrison seems to say that stories are enduring.

In fact, Thought Robot seemed to predict the state of the DC Universe after Dark Nights: Death Metal. Really, read the end of the issue to find out Thought Robot’s “warning” to Mandrakk.2

INTELLIGENCE FEAT: OMNISCIENCE

Intelligence: Omniscience 100%

REACTIVE EVOLUTION

In 'Final Crisis: Superman Beyond' (2009) #2, Thought Robot battles Mandrakk.
In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2009) #2, Thought Robot battles Mandrakk. DC Comics.

In his masterpiece, Morrison seems to argue that Superman is the strongest superhero. Some may agree though some may disagree. At the same time, we can agree that Superman’s Super Strength Level is Boundless or Infinite.

Indeed, as Mandrakk gets stronger, so does Cosmic Armor Superman. Though, in comparison to Hulk, his power is not fueled by rage. Instead, it is fueled by the “hyper-story.”1 And what is that mysterious hyper-story? You can read my e-book to find out!

Definitely, a Boundless Level of Super Strength since his 4-D body is Infinite beyond all dimensions in the DC multiverse.

HIS HEAT VISION CAST MANDRAKK INTO THE OVERVOID

In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond (2009) #2, Thought Robot battles Mandrakk. DC Comics.

At the end of the battle, Superman demonstrated that his energy projection is Nigh-Omnipotent. After Mandrakk kills Zillo Valla, the battle kicks into high gear.

With Superman on the ropes, bleeding, panting, Mandrakk presses on. Then, the voice of Ultraman helps him re-double his strength. With multiple attacks, Thought Robot disarms Mandrakk. Finally, in a powerful blast of heat vision, Superman casts Mandrakk into the Overvoid.

Perhaps, one of the best finishing moves in comic battles. In fact, proving that Cosmic Armor Superman is beyond the DC multiverse!


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REFERENCES


Final Crisis: Superman Beyond Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
The Thought Robot in Marvel & DC Wiki.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1.
  2. Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2.
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Krypton: Why Ultraman Is The Boss Of Bosses

 

KRYPTON

JLA: Earth-2 (2000). DC Comics.

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JLA: Earth-2 (2000) restored the concept of the DC multiverse. When the JLA met with the Crime Syndicate of Amerika, pandemonium followed. Now, find out why the gangster Ultraman is the boss of bosses.

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Feat: Ultraman, ‘Forever Evil’ #3

 

ULTRAMAN (KAL-IL)
EARTH THREE

In ‘Forever Evil’ (2014) #3, titled “Prisoners”, Ultraman performs a super strength feat. The Crime Syndicate from Earth Three invades Prime Earth. During the battle, Ultraman breaks Black Adam‘s jaw.

How much super strength does it take for Ultraman to break Black Adam’s jaw?

In ‘Forever Evil’ (2014) #3, Ultraman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Ultraman breaks Black Adam’s jaw.

ULTRAMAN BROKE BLACK ADAM’S JAW WITH HIS GRIP WITH A STRESS OF 18,580.6 PSI.

ULTRAMAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO BULLETS GENERATING 2000 PSI OR 288,000 POUND/FORCE, WITH YOUNG’S MODULUS 24,774.14 PSI, EQUAL TO THE DURABILITY OF LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, 200.95488315 TIMES MORE DURABLE THAN HUMAN SKIN.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

METAHUMAN

       

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Ultraman, ‘Forever Evil’ #3

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Feat: Martian Manhunter, ‘JLA: Earth-2’

In 'JLA: Earth-2' (2000), Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission.
 

 

MARTIAN MANHUNTER (J’ONN J’ONNZ)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA: Earth-2’ (2000), Martian Manhunter performs an energy projection feat. Martian Manhunter faces the destruction of Earth by the Crime Syndicate of America. During the destruction, Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission.

How much energy projection does it take to mind blast Ultraman to submission?

In 'JLA: Earth-2 2000', Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission.
In ‘JLA: Earth-2’ (2000), Martian Manhunter performs an energy projection feat. Martian Manhunter mind blasts Ultraman to submission. Photo/DC Comics

MARTIAN MANHUNTER MIND BLASTED ULTRAMAN WITH ENOUGH A POWER OF 1.4616249 ZETTA JOULES TO SUBMISSION.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF THE ENERGY PRODUCED BY A BLACK HOLE THE SIZE OF THE SUN ENOUGH TO DESTROY A COUNTRY.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

PLANETARY

                       

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SOURCES

JLA: Earth-2 in DC Database.