The Beyonders are a near omnipotent alien race from a dimension outside the multiverse. They first came to the attention of Earthlings when they hired the alien Sphinxor to steal Counter-Earth for their museum of curiosities. Their dimension was later revealed to be the power source of the Cosmic Cubes. Sentient Cosmic Cubes include Kubik, the Shaper of Worlds and the Beyonder.
As part of their biggest experiment yet, the Beyonders created a singularity across the Multiverse, the Molecule Man. They created it as a "bomb" that would destroy its respective universe if it died. The Beyonders planned to set off the death of the Molecule Man simultaneously across every reality, and witness the simultaneous destruction of the Multiverse.
However, Rabum Alal opposed them. He caused the early death of the Molecule Man of a universe, and then embarked in a journey of massacring Molecule Men. Ten years after Rabum Alal began his journey, the Beyonders realized something was wrong with their experiment. They created the Mapmakers and the Sidera Maris to chart worlds where the Molecule Man had died, marking the movements of Rabum Alal's disciples the Black Swans, seeding sacrifice worlds, and preserving future incursion worlds.
Yellowjacket had witnessed the Beyonders as they had annihilated the Celestials, Eternity, Infinity, Lord Chaos, Master Order, the In-Betweener, and finally the Living Tribunal across all of the Multiverse.
Later on, the Beyonders killed all of the Multiversal Avengers when they tried to find them. Rabum Alal later tried to confront the Beyonders a last time, but his failed attempt ended up in the reduction of the remaining surviving universes from the incursions from thousands to barely more than two dozen.
The Beyonders were killed by Rabum Alal at an unspecified date using the various Molecule Men across the Multiverse and detonating them. He later absorbed their powers and created Battleworld.
Powers and Abilities
The Beyonders were universally adaptive and harmonically transitional. They are able to create whole universes and manipulate them at will. They can also shoot powerful energy blasts capable of destroying conceptual beings such as Eternity, transform and regenerate their body parts, and create Cosmic Cubes. Three Beyonders have been shown to be powerful enough to kill the Living Tribunal itself, as well as destroy every other cosmic entity of every reality. One alone easily overpowered the combined might of Thor, Hyperion and Starbrand, suffering no visible damage from their attacks until Starbrand's detonation and was able to destroy the entire celestial host. Despite their enormous power, they are unable to manipulate time. Cosmic Cubes were artifacts associated with them and drew their power from the Beyonders, allowing them to reshape reality.
The Beyonders were described by Doctor Doom as being linear. They are constrained and restricted to their own sequential timeline, so they are unable to travel through time. They can be destroyed by utterly overwhelming force, such as the detonation of Starbrand, or the Molecule Men from various universes. Additionally, the Great Society encountered one of the Beyonders in the past, and found a way to defeat it or at least survive the encounter.
- It was hypothesized that Those Who Sit Above in Shadow could be Beyonders seeking to evade their own doom.
- Discuss Beyonders on the forums
- Appearances of Beyonders
- Minor Appearances of Beyonders
- Media Beyonders was Mentioned in
- Race Gallery: Beyonders
- Images of Beyonders
Links and References
- Beyonders at the Marvel Directory
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Secret Wars #5
- ↑ Marvel Two-In-One #63
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fantastic Four #319
- ↑ Fantastic Four #316
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 New Avengers Vol 3 #33
- ↑ New Avengers Vol 3 #29
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 New Avengers Vol 3 #30
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 New Avengers Vol 3 #32
- ↑ Secret Wars #1-2
- ↑ New Avengers Vol 3 #17
- ↑ Loki: Agent of Asgard #17
- ↑ Loki: Agent of Asgard #14
- ↑ Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1