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4th Apr '18 3:28:25 PM LinTaylor
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*** Above all twelve universes is Zen'o-sama, the King of Everything. According to Whis, there used to be ''eighteen'' universes until Zen'o destroyed six of them when he was in a bad mood. Then in the Universe Survival Saga, he decides that watching twelve universes is too much work [[spoiler:(even with [[MyFutureSelfAndMe two of himself]])]] and announces that he'll be paring it down to ''five''. The universes are ranked by their level of development, and the bottom eight have to participate in a Battle Royale to see who will get to continue existing alongside the top four.
** ''DBZ'' indulged in this even earlier, where Future Trunks and Cell's attempts to time-travel turned out to be unintentional dimension-hopping. This series of events accounts for about three parallel worlds: The main DBZ universe, Trunks' timeline, Cell's timeline, plus a fourth speculated upon by official guidebooks[[note]]Which would be the timeline that the Trunks of Cell's timeline visited[[/note]].

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*** Above all twelve universes is Zen'o-sama, the King of Everything. According to Whis, there used to be ''eighteen'' universes until Zen'o destroyed six of them when he was in a bad mood. Then in the Universe Survival Saga, he decides that watching twelve universes is too much work [[spoiler:(even with [[MyFutureSelfAndMe two of himself]])]] and announces that he'll be paring it down to ''five''. The universes are ranked by their level of development, and the bottom eight have to participate in a Battle Royale to see who will get to continue existing alongside the top four.
four. [[spoiler:And then it's subverted in the final episode and revealed to be a gigantic SecretTestOfCharacter. Android 17 wishes the destroyed universes back with the Super Dragon Balls, which is what Zen'o wanted and fully expected to happen from the very beginning (since he believed that whomever won the tournament would have to be a virtuous person). His assistant, the Grand Priest, reveals that if the winner had made a selfish wish, Zen'o would have erased ''everything''.]]
** ''DBZ'' indulged in this even earlier, where Future Trunks and Cell's attempts to time-travel turned out to be unintentional dimension-hopping. This series of events accounts for about three parallel worlds: The main DBZ universe, Trunks' timeline, Cell's timeline, plus a fourth speculated upon by official guidebooks[[note]]Which would be the timeline that visited by the Trunks of Cell's timeline[[/note]]. [[spoiler:In ''Super'', Trunks' timeline visited[[/note]].-- every last bit of it -- is erased by Future Zen'o-sama to prevent Zamasu (now an EldritchAbomination) from bleeding into the present and destroying it. But it's not much of a loss, since off-screen Zamasu had apparently slain all the gods and every sentient being except for a tiny handful of Earthlings, and they all died within the first few moments of Zamasu becoming a cosmic horror.]]
1st Apr '18 3:22:02 AM TessierThing
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*''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (IDW) establishes that there are multiple ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' universes: One in which ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', [[{{VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame}} the 2009 video game]], and the IDW series take place, and one in which the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' and ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' take place, and the films are fictional; further universes featuring cameos from video game and fan productions; and most recently the ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' universe. There have been several crossover events, leading up to an Infinite Earths-style event. Incidentally, the Ghostbusters got their interdimensional crossover tech from Donatello during a crossover with ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW''.
28th Mar '18 4:21:48 AM TessierThing
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** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' revisits the Mirror Universe again for the bulk of the second half of its first season, making explicit reference back to the events of "In a Mirror, Darkly."
28th Mar '18 4:16:09 AM TessierThing
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** Series 12 finale "Skipper" sees Rimmer use a dimensional skipper to visit various alternate ''Red Dwarf''s. These include a reality in which the crew are still alive and everything is just like it was before the radiation leak in the first episode, except for the characters being about thirty years older (then there's a radiation leak); a reality in which Lister is cultured and sophisticated, and whose pet rat has evolved into a race of rat people that has overrun the ship; a reality with multiple clones of Lister and a reality where the crew is alive, Lister is captain and Rimmer his successful first officer, among others.
** The ''Red Dwarf'' novels also play with the Multiverse idea, with the second novel ''Better Than Life'' reveal there are seven universes, each accessible through black holes and wormholes via a realm called the OmniZone. Our universe is the only one where time runs in the wrong direction. Each universe also contains its own alternative realities, which play a part in the following novels ''Last Human'' and ''Backwards'' (each of which follows a different continuity).
28th Mar '18 4:05:02 AM TessierThing
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*''{{Anime/Space Dandy}}'' initially appears to be flagrantly ignoring its own continuity, with the main characters often dying at the end of an episode only to turn up in the next. It's revealed to be somewhat more complicated as things go on, particularly in the second season. The second season's opening episode 'I Can't Be The Only One, Baby,' sees Dandy and his friends meet multiple versions of themselves from various universe linked by a cosmic string. The universes reference various other anime and sf franchises. The final episode reveals that [[spoiler: Dandy is the only being in the multiverse able to cross through the different dimensions, leading to God offering him the position of his replacement. He declines.]]
8th Mar '18 5:25:34 PM nombretomado
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*** The showrunners of the new TOS-based movie series cite this episode, suggesting that the new TrekVerse exists alongside, rather than replacing, the old one. The ExpandedUniverse definitely embraces this (stories in the old Franchise/TrekVerse continue to be told rather than ''everything'' having to be based on ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' only. Stories unrelated to the new movies' events might reference the mysterious disappearance of a certain famous Vulcan in passing.)

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*** The showrunners of the new TOS-based movie series cite this episode, suggesting that the new TrekVerse Franchise/TrekVerse exists alongside, rather than replacing, the old one. The ExpandedUniverse definitely embraces this (stories in the old Franchise/TrekVerse continue to be told rather than ''everything'' having to be based on ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' only. Stories unrelated to the new movies' events might reference the mysterious disappearance of a certain famous Vulcan in passing.)
26th Feb '18 5:02:03 PM Xtifr
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* The core premise of the ''Literature/LafayetteOLeary'' series. In ''The Time Bender'', O'Leary finds himself transported to the kingdom of Artesia in an alternate universe. In ''The World Shuffler'', he is transported to another world, Melange, which is a close parallel to Artesia, and even has alternate versions of several of the people he knows from Artesia, including his wife.
26th Jan '18 3:41:06 AM Aomic
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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'' is [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo also confirmed]] to have its own Earth '''(number unknown)''' within the multiverse, and some [[RemakeCameo strong]] [[RoleReprisal parallels]] have been noted between it and [[Series/TheFlash2014 Central City of Earth-1]]. Barry Allen from Earth-1 has briefly glimpsed this universe, but has not visited it yet. Of course, it's also possible he was seeing [[spoiler:Jay Garrick]] in his early days.

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** ''Series/TheFlash1990'' is [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo also confirmed]] to have its own Earth '''(number unknown)''' within the multiverse, where the conceit of this Earth is "What if superheroes were active in the 1990s instead of the 2010s?" This Earth is identical to Earth-1, but several events and some [[RemakeCameo strong]] [[RoleReprisal parallels]] have been noted between it and [[Series/TheFlash2014 Central City incidents from Earth-1 (especially ''Series/TheFlash2014'') are depicted with the influence from a Barry Allen active as the Flash in the 1990s instead of Earth-1]].the 2010s. Barry Allen from Earth-1 has briefly glimpsed this universe, but has not visited it yet. Of course, it's also possible he was seeing [[spoiler:Jay Garrick]] in his early days.[[spoiler: [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E9ThePresent One episode]] from the 2014 series of The Flash strongly implies that this Earth is actually Earth-3, but it has been unconfirmed]].
17th Jan '18 9:59:50 AM ZimFan89
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** '''Earth-15''' is offhandedly mentioned to be a lifeless world.
28th Dec '17 7:25:12 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* Creator/{{Evilhumour}} has one that ties in a lot of his ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics, with at least thirteen (or more) universes in a set of linked but separate versions of Equestria. These universes include the Blinds-verse, Broken Star-verse, Cassius-verse, Diplomatic Visit-verse, [[FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon Doa-verse]], Galloping Waves-verse, [[FanFic/DeathIsForcedToTakeAVacation Harvest-verse]], [[FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell Pieces-verse]], Reflecting Shield-verse, Testing-verse, [[FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons Two Moons-verse]], ''Survival'' and ''Twisted Fate''.
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