Can anyone work out how Hypertime and Widstorm Universes fit into IC?

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IC postulates only one Earth existed after the original Crisis. Hypertime exploded this. Lex shows only one Earth at the start of IC yet at the same time Atom is on another being shown lots of different ones.

Is it just a mess?

- Whirly
 
Well, I have thought about this for some time now and I've come to the conclusion of the Snowflake effect as seen in Wildstorm's Planetary. You see, a snowflake contains 196,833 different Universes. The Wildstorm U is in one universe in one snowflake, while the DCU is one Universe in another. The DCU is therefore the only universe in it's snowflake, but there are still many other snowflakes. Each with 196,833 different universes in it. Which explains why Alex Luthor only sees one, yet there are still plenty of alternate universes out there. Take the ABC line that Alan Moore created. Or Y the Last Man. Or any other alternate U you've seen from DC. All I would assume fall under the Snowflake theory.
 
Anubis said:
Well, I have thought about this for some time now and I've come to the conclusion of the Snowflake effect as seen in Wildstorm's Planetary. You see, a snowflake contains 196,833 different Universes. The Wildstorm U is in one universe in one snowflake, while the DCU is one Universe in another. The DCU is therefore the only universe in it's snowflake, but there are still many other snowflakes. Each with 196,833 different universes in it. Which explains why Alex Luthor only sees one, yet there are still plenty of alternate universes out there. Take the ABC line that Alan Moore created. Or Y the Last Man. Or any other alternate U you've seen from DC. All I would assume fall under the Snowflake theory.
Wow. That explains all of my confusion about this issue. That theory could work very well.
 
Anubis said:
Well, I have thought about this for some time now and I've come to the conclusion of the Snowflake effect as seen in Wildstorm's Planetary. You see, a snowflake contains 196,833 different Universes. The Wildstorm U is in one universe in one snowflake, while the DCU is one Universe in another. The DCU is therefore the only universe in it's snowflake, but there are still many other snowflakes. Each with 196,833 different universes in it. Which explains why Alex Luthor only sees one, yet there are still plenty of alternate universes out there. Take the ABC line that Alan Moore created. Or Y the Last Man. Or any other alternate U you've seen from DC. All I would assume fall under the Snowflake theory.

Very good thinking. It makes excellent sense.



- Whirly
 
Wow Anubis good theory. I'll be taking up that one to explain it myself.

This also explains while it is so easy to travel between multiple universes when they are inside one snowflake but traveling between different universes is a lot harder when they are in separate snowflakes.
 
Which is why Captain Atom can't locate his universe. It's in a completely different cluster of universes.
 
That makes me wonder even more how Cap'n Atom got to the Wildstorm U and how he gets back.
 
The Question said:
Which is why Captain Atom can't locate his universe. It's in a completely different cluster of universes.

Exactly.
 
It doesn't really explain how Hypertime fits in though.

- Whirly
 
Well, I thought they explained away Hypertime by saying it was all SBP punching the walls of reality and changing s**t.
 
Didn't they retcon all of that Hypertime stuff? I may be mistaken.

EDIT: What Anubis said couldd work too. I think that's the best way to explain that away.
 
Hypertime doesn't need to be explained because only Grant Morrison ever understood it. It's really not a factor in the DCU - basically was a cool idea that was far too complex for the company to run with they experimented and it didn't take off.

That coupled with the fact that when it first started up both Waid and Morrison moved to Marvel, so the idea kind of took a back bench and was never used fully.

Now we can just say that any moment of Hypertime in the DCU has been retconed punched away.
 
It gets on my nerves. They got rid of the multiverse right? But, wasn't batman/superman on multiple earths? How is that possible when there is only 1 earth now? I'm confused.
 
Well, there is another theory that there can't be one single universe. That due to time travelers and crap like that, they create a multiverse in they're wake. So, getting rid of the multiverse was pointless because it would inevitably reestablish itself due to the nature of superheros or whatever.
 
So kind of like the back to the future thing... branching off future timelines and such... I never saw the sense in getting rid of it. Can't they just stop making books that involve the multiverse and still have it.
 
I like to think of Superman/Batman as imaginary stories, just like the old days.
 
Well, they kinda already brought the multiverse back. Not very long after it was supposedly removed actually. They realized that, in the long run, it's best to keep it. Just not do so many stories involving it. But then again, I have always loved alternate reality stories. I Would hate to see them go.
 
Anubis said:
Well, there is another theory that there can't be one single universe. That due to time travelers and crap like that, they create a multiverse in they're wake. So, getting rid of the multiverse was pointless because it would inevitably reestablish itself due to the nature of superheros or whatever.

Marvel used to use this well known quantum concept for What if my friend.

- Whirly
 
Yeah, thats were I got it from. It's a decent theory.

Well, heres something else to think about, which is a hell of alot more complicated. Maybe all these alternate Universes we are seeing now were destroyed during the original Crisis. Let me see if I can properly explain this. I mean, when dealing with an alternate universe, you not only have the present, but a whole past and future. So, for all we know, the universes that we've seen could have simply been destroyed during the first Crisis. What point in they're universe they were in when the Monitor destroyed it is anybodies guess. And everything we've seen happened before that universe was destroyed.

Not saying that thats the way things are, but it's something to think about.
 
Anubis said:
Yeah, thats were I got it from. It's a decent theory.

Well, heres something else to think about, which is a hell of alot more complicated. Maybe all these alternate Universes we are seeing now were destroyed during the original Crisis. Let me see if I can properly explain this. I mean, when dealing with an alternate universe, you not only have the present, but a whole past and future. So, for all we know, the universes that we've seen could have simply been destroyed during the first Crisis. What point in they're universe they were in when the Monitor destroyed it is anybodies guess. And everything we've seen happened before that universe was destroyed.

Not saying that thats the way things are, but it's something to think about.

True enough, do you think DC needs an Ultimate DC type Universe? A complete refresh, with no baggage at all.

- Whirly
 
Meh, just another alternate universe. If it's good I'd buy it. But I don't think they necessarily "NEED" it.
 
It might be cool. I've got a bunch of ideas for something like that. Would be cool if I ever had the chance to write something like that.
 
The Question said:
It might be cool. I've got a bunch of ideas for something like that. Would be cool if I ever had the chance to write something like that.

Sounds good mate.

- Whirly
 
Like some people have said, time travel can create tangent universes that run parrallel to each other. Kind of like in Back to the Future or Donnie Darko. If you go into it a lot, it can get kind of confusing, but it's a pretty simple theory.
 
yenaled said:
Hypertime doesn't need to be explained because only Grant Morrison ever understood it. It's really not a factor in the DCU - basically was a cool idea that was far too complex for the company to run with they experimented and it didn't take off.
Mark Waid understood it and used it pretty well in his Flash run. :p
 

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