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* ImmortalityField: Death is meaningless in the Cancerverse and it is overflowing with life to the point of it becoming "full." It all began when somehow, somebody ''[[DeathTakesAHoliday killed Death]]'' and allowed Life to grow unrestrained. The entire universe is under the influence of [[EldritchAbomination Elder Gods]] and, using the Fault that has opened up in the ''Marvel Universe'', they are now intent on corrupting the rest of reality.


* BiggerBad: The Many-Angled Ones that gave Mar-vell the power to kill Death in the first place. [[spoiler:They make a brief appearance as Lord Mar-vell summons them and they're pretty much your typical {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Shuma-Gorath, the enemy of Comicbook/DoctorStrange, is mentioned to be amongst them, but he has taken advantage of VoluntaryShapeshifting and is not recognisable.]]

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*TheDeathOfDeath: We see an alternate universe called "The Cancerverse". In the Cancerverse, "life won" and Death was destroyed. This resulted in all life in the universe becoming a CosmicHorrorStory (almost all living beings in the Cancerverse worship the "Many Angled Ones") and almost all available space in the universe is filled by a [[EldritchAbomination truly]] [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily horrifying]] organism, described as "a cancer attempting to metastasize into our reality" to find more space to occupy.


** Inverted with Beta Ray Bill, who appears half–way through the event (the above–mentioned PowerWalk is the first panel to actually show him), but is treated as though he has been there for the entire fight.

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** Inverted with Beta Ray Bill, ComicBook/BetaRayBill, who appears half–way through the event (the above–mentioned PowerWalk is the first panel to actually show him), but is treated as though he has been there for the entire fight.



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** Inverted with Beta Ray Bill, who appears half–way through the event (the above–mentioned PowerWalk is the first panel to actually show him), but is treated as though he has been there for the entire fight.


* SenselessSacrifice: Later developments make [[spoiler:Star-Lord and Nova's actions in the finale pointless, since Thanos gets an UnexplainedRecovery.]]

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* SenselessSacrifice: Later developments make [[spoiler:Star-Lord and Nova's actions in the finale pointless, since Thanos gets an UnexplainedRecovery.UnexplainedRecovery and the Cancerverse is no longer collapsing in itself. Death eventually vanishes from it again despite the climax of this event (mostly because future writers either forgot or simply went with it to justify Star-Lord and Nova's returns).]]


* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Star-Lord and Nova stay behind in the Cancerverse to keep Thanos from escaping and destroying the MarvelUniverse. It apparently doesn't take for any of them. A few years later, Thanos and Star-Lord manage to get out of it...]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Star-Lord and Nova stay behind in the Cancerverse to keep Thanos from escaping and destroying the MarvelUniverse. It apparently doesn't take for any of them. A few years later, Thanos and Star-Lord manage to get out of it...]] A few more years after, Nova is finally rescued by his successor]].


* XMeetsY: SpaceOpera War meets CosmicHorrorStory in Franchise/MarvelUniverse!


* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler: Thanos kills Phyla-Vell in the prologue. She's also the only major character who died in the event that has stayed dead in the years since.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: Rocket Raccoon threatens to paralyse Thanos and dump him into a black hole, betting on the fact that he won't die, so he's threatening Thanos with the thought of living forever. It gets him to calm down.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Rocket Raccoon threatens to paralyse paralyze Thanos and dump him into a black hole, betting on the fact that he won't die, so he's threatening Thanos with the thought of living forever. It gets him to calm down.


** [[spoiler: The only excpetion is Thanos, who is shown to physically overpower Mar-Vell before his [[ISurrenderSuckers apparent surrender]].]]

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** [[spoiler: The only excpetion exception is Thanos, who is shown to physically overpower Mar-Vell before his [[ISurrenderSuckers apparent surrender]].]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: At the start of the series half of the [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians]] follow Star Lord into the Cancerverse and the other half goes to the frontlines to fight. Only member of the group that went to the frontlines shown is Major Victory, who is later among the captured anomalies on the Cancerverse flagship.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: At the start of the series half of the [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians]] follow Star Lord Star-Lord into the Cancerverse and the other half goes to the frontlines to fight. Only member of the group that went to the frontlines shown is Major Victory, who is later among the captured anomalies on the Cancerverse flagship.]]


*** To put this in perspective, there was an alternate version of Galactus in the Cancerverse. This is not just OhCrap but FridgeHorror- the Many-Angled Ones ''killed'' this version and made a ''weapon'' out of his ''corpse''. The real horror is both that the Galactuc Engine is actually winning against the abstracts, and the Many-Angled Ones are pushing it from behind...and the abstracts can sense they are even stronger than it is.
** And then it turns out it's not just Galactus, it's every other cosmic being. Including that universe's version of ''Thanos''.

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*** To put this in perspective, there was an alternate version of Galactus in the Cancerverse. This is not just OhCrap but FridgeHorror- the Many-Angled Ones ''killed'' this version and made a ''weapon'' out of his ''corpse''. The real horror is both that the Galactuc Galactus Engine is actually winning against the abstracts, and the Many-Angled Ones are pushing it from behind...behind... and the abstracts can sense they are even stronger than it is.
** And then it It later turns out it's not just Galactus, it's every other cosmic being. Including that universe's being... including the Cancerverse version of ''Thanos''.


A Creator/MarvelComics BatFamilyCrossover for Marvel's cosmic/space titles that spun out of 2009's ''[[RedSkiesCrossover Realm of the Kings]]'' storyline and various story elements that have been introduced under the tenure of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning post-ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} Marvel cosmic era.

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A Creator/MarvelComics BatFamilyCrossover for Marvel's cosmic/space titles that spun out of 2009's ''[[RedSkiesCrossover Realm of the Kings]]'' storyline and various story elements that have been introduced under the tenure of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning post-ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} Marvel cosmic era.


* CameBackWrong: [[UnwantedRevival Thanos]] certainly feels this way about being trapped in the land of the living as [[AbsoluteImmortality a post-nigh-unkillable being]].

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* CameBackWrong: [[UnwantedRevival Thanos]] certainly feels this way about being trapped in the land of the living as [[AbsoluteImmortality [[CompleteImmortality a post-nigh-unkillable being]].


* CameBackWrong: Subverted with Thanos; his UnwantedRevival went perfectly fine. Made worse in that his body is now immortal, thus separating him from his love.

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* CameBackWrong: Subverted with Thanos; his UnwantedRevival went perfectly fine. Made worse [[UnwantedRevival Thanos]] certainly feels this way about being trapped in that his body is now immortal, thus separating him from his love.the land of the living as [[AbsoluteImmortality a post-nigh-unkillable being]].


* AnyoneCanDie: ''The Thanos Imperative'' is the culmination of Abnett and Lanning's cosmic Marvel comics, and a lot of the characters from them end up dead. [[spoiler:Phyla-Vell]] already died in the prologue to this story in ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and the miniseries itself kills [[spoiler:Drax, Thanos, Warlock/Magus, and, ultimately, even Star-Lord and Nova, the two main characters]]. Though this being the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, [[DeathIsCheap most of them will inevitably come back]] sooner or later.

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* AnyoneCanDie: ''The Thanos Imperative'' is the culmination of Abnett and Lanning's cosmic Marvel comics, and a lot of the characters from them end up dead. [[spoiler:Phyla-Vell]] already died in the prologue to this story in ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and the miniseries itself kills off [[spoiler:Drax, Thanos, Warlock/Magus, and, ultimately, even Star-Lord and Nova, the two main characters]]. Though this being the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, [[DeathIsCheap most of them will inevitably come back]] sooner or later.

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