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Subj: Re: Omnipresence
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 04:11:04 pm EST (Viewed 19 times)
Reply Subj: Omnipresence
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 12:21:17 pm EST (Viewed 187 times)

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Omnipresence is often one of the key traits of godhood, but one of the most difficult for writers to portray and sometimes for readers to grasp. Sometimes it is portrayed as the same being appearing physically in different locations at the same time. Other times it is more a projection of will like Sauron from the Lord of the Rings.

In Marvel, can anyone think of examples of omnipresence from the gods or cosmic beings? The only ones I can think of are the abstracts who are in a sense everywhere their concept is and monitoring it. In Gillen's run, Gaea once appeared in Hell and Thor commented she has an ever present physical manifestation there as part of her duties. At the end of Fear Itself, while talking with Stark in Pairs Odin commented he was also physically present at Thor's funeral. During One More Day, Mephisto appeared to both Mary Jane and Parker simultaneously before they were united. Some gods have shown the power to project 3-d images across dimensions, but to me that does not really count since it is more like a telephone call. Nor does a power like Multiple Man's.

Any other examples you can think of? Do you think it is possible to incorporate this into the comics and Thor himself without it becoming too messy?

i do think Gods are the "lowest" of the Abstracts, and as such enjoy the services of Antropomorpho, the entity of manifestation. They are beings of magic and meaning, storytelling made flesh, concretized belief, so it stands to reason that they incarnate themselves into reality in some way that is different from both Major Abstracts or Mortals.

Death is a phisical place, a prison, for the gods; oblivion and total destruction is becoming forgotten, their story fading into obscurity in the maw of Demogorge. But as long as their story exist and can be told, they will always have ways to manifest themselves.


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