Dark Multiverse

contrary to the worlds of the normal Multiverse, those from the Dark Multiverse have their names preceded by a subtraction sign, such as Earth -52 compared to Earth 0, for case. Each of those inverse worlds shown so far bears some academic degree of thematic resemblance to its positive cou

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World Forge


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Scott Snyder

First appearance
Dark Days: The Forge #1
(August, 2017)
Quote1.png Stop me if you’ve heard this one… worlds will live, worlds will die… but imagine if your every fear, each bad decision, gave birth to a malformed world of nightmare. A world that shouldn’t exist. And desperate as it fights to survive in the light of the true multiverse far above… these worlds are doomed to rot apart, and die, because they are wrong at their core. Welcome to the Dark Multiverse. Home to stories that should never be… It’s all one big cosmic joke, except no one on this side is laughing. …well, almost no one…Quote2.png

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The Dark Multiverse is a shadow under the primary Multiverse, one imprint of every fear and regretful decision ever made or dreamt. Worlds in the Dark Multiverse are delicate and constantly deteriorating, inescapably doomed to destruction by their own malformed construction. [ 29 ]

Reading: Dark Multiverse


contrary to the worlds of the convention Multiverse, those from the Dark Multiverse have their names preceded by a minus sign, such as Earth -52 compared to Earth 0, for example. Each of those inverse worlds shown therefore far bears some degree of thematic resemblance to its positive counterpart .
Because of its nature as the cradle of so far unborn worlds, the act of worlds in the Dark Multiverse is far greater than in the convention Multiverse, as seen when Barbatos chose to show to Batman the “ galaxies ” of worlds born from his fears. [ 1 ] other heroes besides have had an impact on the Dark Multiverse, with many wind versions of heroes such as The Flash, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman preparing to invade the Multiverse, [ 2 ] even if they could have been created by Batman ‘s fears all the same. It was n’t always the case however. At the click of creation, what would late become the Dark Multiverse was known as the World Forge, a kingdom of infinite possibilities which was assigned to the cosmic being Alpheus by his Mother, Perpetua, the godhead of the Multiverse. [ 3 ] The Higher Being, who would late be known as the World Forger because of his duties, was tasked to oversee his own region as one of the three fundamental parts of creation, similarly to what his brothers, Mar Novu/The Monitor and Mobius/Anti-Monitor had to do with their respective kingdom. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The World Forge was wholly composed of colored topic, a substance rich in potential, which was to be used to forge newly universes out of the pure metals of creation and the hopes and fears of all sentient animation. Worlds that proved themselves stable would rise astir into the fall to join the Orrery of Worlds, while worlds that were lacking, flawed and corrupt at their cores had to be destroyed so that their energies could be released to fuel the give birth of raw universes. As the World Forger needed to find a way to destroy these precarious realities, he created his own “pet”, Barbatos [ 3 ], then known as the Great Dragon [ 4 ], who was tasked with annihilating the decay realities. [ 3 ]

Barbatos ‘ invasion

After the banishment of Perpetua and Alpheus ‘ reelect to the Forge, [ 3 ] Barbatos, who had served his master for millennium, got tired of him and his crave for destruction, which was besides fueled by Perpetua ‘s “ whispers ”, led him to rebel against the Forger and ultimately kill him. Without the World Forger, the bicycle was broken : fail universes were now allowed to exist beyond their time, festering and rotting into nothing with all the sentient beings within these realms now suffering bloodcurdling ends. [ 4 ] Barbatos ‘ rise to baron forced the Monitor to generate a slipstream of accountant, the Fuginauts, which could ensure that anything and anyone from the Dark Multiverse could invade the Orrery of Worlds, infecting the positive realities with their putrescence. In the mod days, Tempus Fuginaut is one of the survive defender of the Multiverse ‘s walls against the darkness of the Dark Multiverse, constantly checking on the nightmare realities. In the course of millennium, Perpetua continued to whisper in Barbatos ‘ ears in order to cause a newly Crisis and, as a consequence, damage the Multiverse enough to ultimately absolve her from her prison. Barbatos was led to plan his invasion of the positive Multiverse : during the Final Crisis, the occasion finally came as Bruce Wayne aka Batman was sent back in time to the Prehistoric era by Darkseid ‘s Omega Beams. The consequence was noticed by Barbatos who chose him as his portal site, and possible vessel, for his arrival into the Multiverse : the Bat God began inspiring world through the Bat Tribe and used the Bird Tribe, which in modern days became the Court of Owls, to enact his masterplan. During the Final Crisis, Mandrakk the Dark Monitor was besides banished out of the Multiverse by Superman, sinking into the Overvoid until he finally arrived into the Dark Multiverse. [ 5 ] For millennium, the universe of the Dark Multiverse was strange to the Prime Multiverse ‘s residents until, on Prime Earth, the investigations of the Blackhawk Squadron and the Challengers of the Unknown, [ 6 ] led the latters to journey into the stranger and reach the Dark Multiverse. Barbatos ‘ agents, the Court of Owls, engineered the “ mantle ” of Batman by using the five native heavy metals of the Dark Multiverse, Nth Metal, Promethium, Dionesium, Electrum, and Batmanium, on him : the Dark Knight was finally sent to that corrupted Multiverse while bringing forth Barbatos who had assembled an army of the worst Dark Multiverse Batman ‘s counterparts, the alleged Dark Knights, who were born from Bruce Wayne ‘s fears, under the command of the Batman who Laughs, a Batman that was infected by Joker ‘s toxin. [ 7 ] With the help of the Multiversal Tuning Fork and the Phantom Zone Projector, Steel and Barry Allen aka Flash helped Superman travel into the Dark Multiverse in search of Batman, only for his entrance to be separate of a trap by its denizens, who hooked him up to the like machine that Batman was powering in orderliness to use him as a battery to drive the Multiverse into the blue, letting unleash Superman ‘s own bloodcurdling versions in the process. [ 8 ] As the Dark Knights conquered Earth 0, Barbatos recruited other nightmare counterparts of Earth 0 ‘s heroes which were held back by Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl. During the final struggle, the Dark Multiverse forces were overpowering the resistence until the heroes were helped by Multiverse ‘s heroes, which were called upon the battlefield by the cryptic 53rd earth, and managed to use Element X to conjure and wear divine armors whose powers let them defeat Barbatos and the Dark Knights once and for all. [ 9 ]

late events and the return of the Batman who Laughs

With the kill of Barbatos, who was chained somewhere into the Dark Multiverse by the Monitor, the Dark realities were now without any supreme rule until the rise of Mandrakk, who tried to return into the Multiverse but was stopped by the Unexpected whose leader Neon altered the Dark Monitor ‘s physiology indeed that he could feed on black count, allowing him to stay constantly in the Dark Multiverse as his newfangled ruler. [ 5 ] During a travel into a reality where the Black Lantern Corps conquered the population during the Blackest Knight, Tempus Fuginaut was forced to seal the walls of this reality to stop one of its house physician, Thaal Sinestro aka Limbo Lantern, from escaping the damnation of his world. [ 10 ]

It was finally revealed that the Batman who Laughs had survived the first invasion of the Multiverse and planned to conquer the earth himself. inaugural, he tried to finally kill the Batman and corrupt the planet with the help of another dark Batman, the Grim Knight ; [ 11 ] then, he took advantage of the Justice League ‘s war against the Legion of Doom over the dominion of the Totality, building his own united states army of infect heroes [ 12 ] and use it to counter the Earths ‘ heroes and Lex Luthor who had become the right hand of a released Perpetua. As the Batman who Laughs proposed her to farther empower her with the Crisis Energies from the Dark Multiverse ‘s fluid realities, Perpetua replaced Luthor with the one who Laughs, rewarding him by giving him the luck to build a fresh Dark Multiverse united states army and intrude on again Earth 0. [ 13 ] The Batman who Laughs returned to the Dark Multiverse where he saved from a adolescent Bruce Wayne, known as the lunatic Robin King, from his earth ‘s annihilation and, as Laughs believed him to his outdo circuit board, masqueraded him as a Groblin [ 14 ]. then, he discovered the universe of the Final Bruce Wayne, a Batman from the Dark Multiverse who had replicated the lapp incident that created the Super-God Doctor Manhattan, becoming the almighty entity known as the Batmanhattan : the One who Laughs ambushed him as he rebuilt his body and murdered him, keeping his consistency for the final act of his coup d’etat design. [ 15 ] At some point before the begin of the Ultrawar, the Golden Destroyer somehow reached the Dark Multiverse and made a deal with Dark version of Green Lanterns and their villains, building his Armies of the Pit. Later, after Zundernell confronted the Green Lanterns of the Multiverse, he showed them his allies who were trying to pass through the veil between the Multiverses : however, the Lanterns prevented their dark versions to move into the positive Multiverse by defeating Zundernell before they could obtain a physical body. [ 16 ] Menawhile, Tempus Fuginat summoned to the Dark Multiverse Wally West aka Flash, the Fastest Man Alive in the Multiverse, in decree to save the countless realities from a darkness, precarious worldly concern which was refusing to be destroyed. [ 17 ] Wally traveled through the realities in order to discover the beginning of this kingdom, he finally reached the Dark Multiverse kingdom where he learned that it was born from his fear to not see again his lose children, Irey Jai : as he met them again for the foremost prison term since he disappeared, Wally made a softwood with Tempus to undo the creation of this nightmare earth in exchange for his children ‘s guard. Tempus agreed so wally sat polish on the Mobius Chair which supercharged him with the Connective Energy of Doctor Manhattan, saving the Multiverse by erasing the unstable kingdom and planning to heal the wounds in the reality as his “ predecessor ” tried to do in the past. [ 18 ] Some time later, during his travel through the dark realities, Tempus Fuginaut was confronted by a survivor of one of these worlds, Duke Thomas aka The Last Monitor, who attacked him for not interfering to save the destine universes from their destinies and proclaimed himself the savior of the Dark Multiverse as the Final Knight. [ 19 ]

The rise of the Darkest Knight

In the Prime Multiverse, Earth 0 was overrun by the Batman who Laughs ‘ army and remake as the Metalverse by Perpetua [ 20 ] [ 21 ] while the Dark Knight made a hand with the Anti-Monitor, Superboy-Prime and Darkseid to win their respective Crises in the Dark Multiverse worlds whose Crisis Energy would fuel the Mother of the Multiverse everlastingly. [ 22 ] [ 23 ] After the Earth ‘s heroes rebelled against the one who Laughs [ 21 ], who had become a dark God, known as the Darkest Knight, after his judgment was transplanted into the Batmanhattan ‘s body, [ 24 ] Wonder Woman assembled a team to travel to the Dark Multiverse as they wanted to steal the Crisis Energy and fuel the Mobius Chair in order to supercharge Wally West enough to make him able to defeat both Perpetua and the Darkest Knight ; [ 25 ] during their travel, the heroes besides met a caged Barbatos who mocked them for believing to be able to win against the Darkest Knight. [ 22 ] The team split in three groups as Batman reached the first Crisis ‘ dark worldly concern, Wonder Woman landed to the Infinite Crisis ‘ world and Superman arrived to the Final Crisis ‘ kingdom [ 22 ] where they discovered the Darkest Knight ‘s alterations and their former villains ‘ dominion : [ 22 ] Diana finally managed to convince Superboy-Prime to stand with them against the villains and redirect the Dark Multiverse energy to Wally West. however, it was revealed that the Mobius Chair was previously altered so that the Dark Multiverse ‘ energies were sent to the Darkest Knight who became an almighty version of himself that managed to even murder Perpetua and create his own multiverse which was inspired by the Dark Multiverse. [ 26 ] In order to defeat the Darkest Knight and his united states army, Wonder Woman traveled again into the Dark Multiverse, reaching the shape of Worlds where Darkseid had refuged after the untying of his dark kingdom. Despite Darkseid ‘s warnings, Diana of Themyscira bound herself with her lasso to the Forge itself : because of the Forge ‘s possibilities, Diana managed to unknot the reality itself as all the memories from past events resurfaced into the mind of Earth 0 ‘s residents. [ 27 ]. Later, a Forge of Worlds-empowered Wonder Woman managed to destroy the Darkest Knight at the end of Time and, as a reinforce for saving their lives, the supreme Hands choose to spare both Multiverse and Dark Multiverse from their inevitable destruction. [ 28 ]

Infinite Frontier

In the aftermath of the reincarnation of the Multiverse, Lex Luthor revealed to the other Totality members that the Dark Multiverse hush existed under the shadow of the positive Multiverse ; it was besides know one of the Multiverses that form the alleged Infinite Frontier, a little Omniverse into the greater Omniverse. [ 28 ]

list of Realities

The Dark Multiverse is largely composed by dark worlds were heroes and villains ‘ lives were damaged beyond repair, damning the population. alone a few realities were given a real designation :

They are besides shown to exist a large numeral of nameless realities which are not only born from the hopes and fears of the positive Multiverse ‘s residents but tied from certain events from all of its history, such as crisis on Infinite Earths or Flashpoint, which, at some point in time, caused the birth in the Dark Multiverse of nightmare translation of themselves where the evil conquered the universe. Among these realities, there are multiple versions of Earths from all of the Multiverse ‘s by iterations : for exemplar, they exist alternate versions of Pre-Crisis Earths, like Earth-Two, 52 ‘s realities such as New Earth or Earth-30, New 52 ‘s Prime Earth or Earth 12 and even from the Hypertime realities.

Points of interest


Main List: Dark Multiverse Characters


  • The Dark Multiverse isn’t part of Perpetua’s design as it was never meant to propagate with unstable worlds.[12]
  • According to the Robin King, evil counterparts of villains take the form of good version of themselves as they fear being good.[23] However, at least one version of Deathstroke existed who is far more evil than his positive Multiverse’s counterpart.
  • The Last 52 Multiverse is conceptually inspired by the Dark Multiverse.

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