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Flag of Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. It's capital city is Bern, while it's largest cities are Zurich and Geneva. Switzerland is a neutral country it is not a member of N.A.T.O. OR the European Union.

20th Century

1906 saw the first known case of Mutation in Swiss history, when Klara Prast was caught by her mother commanding the plants on their farm to grow. Convinced that her daughter's powers were demonic in origin, she arranged for Klara to be married off to a man named Mr. Prast, who took her away to America.[1]

During the second World War Switzerland was historically known for its neutral stance during the course of the conflict. However, this did not prevent Switzerland from being involved in the conflict.

By 1941, many prominent German citizens who spoke out against the Nazi party sought refuge in the Swiss Alps. There they were eliminated by an assassin working for the Nazis, until they were exposed and stopped by reporter Jerry "Headline" Hunter.[2] Despite the country's neutral stance, in 1943 it was targeted for invasion by the Nazis who dispatched their agent Colonel Schutter to carry out the invasion. This invasion was thwarted by the Destroyer. If the authorities in Switzerland eventually learned of the invasion or not is unknown, however such knowledge did not appear to shake their neutral stance on the war[3]. After the war ended, Switzerland faced other threats. In 1946, a Swiss town in the Alps was wiped out by the Future Man and Madam Death using the Green Plague. Before they could unleash more diseases, their laboratory in the Alps was destroyed by Captain America and Bucky.[4] In 1949, mad scientist Professor Grimm built a lab in the Swiss Alps. From there he began experiments in a growth formula using a stolen baby he called Borkor. Growing the baby to massive size, he unleashed it on a nearby ski resort where the Human Torch and Sun Girl were vacationing. The pair defeated the massive baby and restored it to normal, Grimm died during the rampage.[5]

Modern Era

At a scientific conference, Tony Stark was awarded the International Society of Physicists' annual medal of honor for his outstanding contribution to micro-transistor research[6].

Many years later, Ms. Carlysle came in Geneva to access Mr. Gavin's files to locate Tolliver's will, only to found out someone else had already opened up the private sub-file[7].

In an isolated Swiss chalet, Quicksilver and Scarlet read about the Avengers' offer to consider applicants as replacements, so they wrote to them in order to apply for membership.[8]

Many years later, in a Swiss Alps chalet, Nicodemus' health degenerated so quickly he caused a tremendous explosion, as witnessed by Gideon.[9]

Gambit visited Bern on a mission.[10]

At the Universal Bank the richest people in the world meet to discuss issues. In one such meeting, the heads of various companies, including: Tiberius Stone, head of research and development at Alchemax; Sebastian Shaw, principal owner of Shaw Industries; Darren Cross, founder of Cross Technological Enterprises; Zeke Stane, CEO of Stane International; Shingen Harada, CEO of Yashida Corporation; Frr'dox, the Supreme Director of Interstellar Operations Shi'ar Solutions Consolidated; Wilhelmina Kensington, acting CEO of Kilgore Arms; and Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime and president of Fisk Industries; came from across the globe to discuss Dario Agger's and Roxxon's operations in the Ten Realms. The true meeting for the meeting was revealed when Shingen attacked Dario and they were about to fight when Oubliette Midas, a.k.a. the Exterminatrix, of the Midas Foundation, arrived and knocked him out, declaring herself as the new member of the group afterwards.[11]

Alternative Realities

X-Men Universe (Earth-10005)

In 1962, Bern, Switzerland, Erik Lehnsherr forces a banker by ripping out one of the metal fillings in his mouth using his powers, to trace a bar of Nazi gold to Sebastian Shaw's address in Argentina.[12]

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

In 1999, Bern, Switzerland,Tony Stark a New Years Eve party first met Ho Yinsen while extremely drunk.[13] He then met a scientist named Dr. Maya Hansen, inventor of Extremis- an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company, Advanced Idea Mechanics, but is turned down. He went to bed with Maya and left Aldrich on the roof to think about the future.[14]


In this reality, Tony Stark was introduced to the Kratos Club club in Zurich. [15]

Points of Interest


Main article: Switzerland/Residents


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