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Subj: Re: List of all the reasons Earth is considered "special" and Celestials
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 12:42:39 am EDT (Viewed 17 times)
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Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 10:12:50 pm EDT (Viewed 327 times)

    In the Marvel Universe, most aliens appear to be about human level in power. A few might be a bit stronger like the Shi'ar. If a race is "superpowered" generally the entire race shares that power: Skrulls, Stronians, Majedians, Kronans, Watchers, etc. Advanced races can give superpowers or use technology to simulate super-powers, but this appears rare. The Skrulls only recently got around to creating Super-Skrulls in mass. The Shi'ar is composed of who knows how many sentients and can use technology to duplicate or give superpowers. The Imperial Guard has types or clashes with the elite of the Guard being the best of each class. But the average Shi'ar soldier is armed with a blaster or blades. It seems it is difficult to give beings superpowers.

    On a whole Marvel Earth is different. Virtually anyone can get superpowers from anything. Things that all rights would kill an alien humans can somehow survive. The diversity of the powers is unheard of. And as noted by several characters that is not all. The sorcerer supreme makes him home on Earth. Galactus was repealed. Earth survived the judgement of the Celestials. Humans have developed technology that other races have taken far longer to achieve. Mutants are born with powers that the cosmic beings achieved over millions of years.

    What are all the reason in-universe writers have given for Earth being special? I can remember a few. Are there any others? Anybody have anything to add on those I have listed?

    1. The Celestials created Eternals, Deviants, and mutants.
    The Celestials gave primitive humans the capability for benevolent mutations. Apparently, they have done this to other worlds, but Earth is the first one to successfully develop or at least not destroy itself yet. Is this story still canon?

    2. The Universal Wellsprings:
    IIRC, this was the story where the Thunderbolts under Zemo battled the Grandmaster. Apparently, Earth sits on some sort of magical/cosmic source of energy. This energy leaks out around Earth and breaks down the laws of physics allowing the impossible to otherwise become possible. That is why a random burst of radiation that should kill a human lets them survive. It may also explain why certain technological developments are possible.

The Wellspring concept from Thunderbolts is carried over from a plot point from the New Warriors first series. As originally presented the only know wellspring was the well of all things that Tai and her cult of the dragon's breadth cult had been absorbing ambient energy from since the days of antiquity. The well of all things was a source for power but the way it was described was a pencil point sized breach in reality that punctured several other dimensions. This is why it afforded people so many variations in power.

    3. Dimensional travel is easier on and around Earth.
    For whatever reason, it is easier to travel between dimensions, alternate realities, and time on Earth then in other parts of the universe. That would help explain why Earth is the focus of extra-dimensional attacks, alternate reality invasions, and time travel is so easy. It would also help explain why so many superpowered beings are connected to extra dimensional sources of power.

    4. The Death Celestial
    Someone is going to have to feel me in on the details because I only briefly read part of this one. I think it was from Fraction's recent run on the Defenders. If I understand it, something called the Death Celestial was imprisoned on Earth, awakening on Earth, something. To counter it the Celestials put machines on Earth (are they called anything specific?) to bring together special beings across the multiverse all to one place to help fight it. Would someone please fill me in on the details of this?

    Any others I missed?

Many shards of the lifestone tree fell to earth and became gems used to power superbeings (Sphinx, Moonstone, Bloodstone, Man-Wolf, Blue Diamond)

On earth in addition to the humans I think you also have Eternals, Deviants, Atlanteans, Lemurians (are they still around?), Lava Men, the Neo, the Bird Men, Moloids and probably a hundred I'm forgetting. Not to mention all the mythological beings who I assume live in their own separate dimensions that border ours except when they don't and just live in ours.

One thing I was a bit annoyed about during the Blackest Night crossover in DC was the notion that all life in the universe began on earth. Earth is a relatively young planet compared to some other planets in the universe. I think the sun and our solar system were the remnants of an earlier star going nova. Some of the ancient beings they have running around the DC universe should predate our solar system much less life on earth.

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