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** The sequel ''Literature/{{Ward}}'' features the multiverse throughout, as the events of Worm lead to, contact, travel and trade across over a dozen different Earths.

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** The sequel ''Literature/{{Ward}}'' features the multiverse throughout, as the events of Worm lead to, led to contact, travel and trade across over a dozen different Earths.Earths being initiated.



** And the ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' / ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' crossover has Mr. Gus stating he is aware of all of the magical denizens of the multiverse; when Uncle Grandpa leaves at the end, he pulls out a checklist of other Cartoon Network shows he's visited, presumably elsewhere in the multiverse. Also on the list are some Creator/HannaBarbera / Creator/{{TBS}} characters- the WesternAnimation/SwatKats.

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** And the ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' / ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' crossover has Mr. Gus stating he is aware of all of the magical denizens of the multiverse; when multiverse. When Uncle Grandpa leaves at the end, he pulls out a checklist of other Cartoon Network shows he's visited, presumably elsewhere in the multiverse. Also on the list are some Creator/HannaBarbera / Creator/{{TBS}} characters- the WesternAnimation/SwatKats.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' did this, and we discover a world where coin flips always have the opposite results -- as a result, Leela and Fry are married, Bender is gold-plated instead of his usual color ("Bite my glorious golden ass!"), etc. As it turns out, both universes are stored in a box in the other one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' did this, and we discover a world where coin flips always have the opposite results -- as a result, Leela and Fry are married, Bender is gold-plated instead of his usual color ("Bite my glorious golden ass!"), etc. As it turns out, both universes are stored in a box in inside the other one.



** Also, in an earlier episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', there was another universe from across the edge of the universe -- where the Planet Express crew saw their counterparts dressed as cowboys. At that time, it was said to be the only other universe.
*** WordOfGod claims in the DVDCommentary that the cowboy one was a parallel universe (thus they're always the same distance from each other but never accessible to each other), the others are ''[[ShownTheirWork perpendicular]]'' universes (which means they're accessible to each other but only for a limited amount of time).
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', it's eventually revealed an inter-dimensional portal that connects to the multiverse (the main characters' home dimension is referred to as "Dimension Forty-six-apostrophe-backslash" in "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons") is hidden in [[spoiler: the basement of the Mystery Shack]]. It was originally built by [[spoiler: the Author of the journals, who was tricked into building it by [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]] and was accidentally sucked into the portal himself thirty years before the events of the series. ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'' details some of the alternate worlds the Author visited, including a few alternate versions of Earth.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' takes a serious look at this trope to the point of near-deconstruction: [[spoiler:The main antagonist, Owlman, goes completely NietzscheWannabe over the realization that the multiverse consists of the ''[[TheMultiverse sum of all universes made from all possible outcomes of every single choice ever made by any sentient being]]'' (let's just be generous and say 'infinity'). Anything done is by definition meaningless because an infinite amount of universes exist that contain all possible outcomes of everything. Naturally, his conclusion [[OmnicidalManiac is to perform the one action]] that would, by definition, have any purpose at all because it cannot have a different outcome: '''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Blow it all up!]]'''.]]
** This was also alluded to in the series ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. The main timeline exists on its own, and any changes to the past (as seen in both "The Savage Time" and "Hereafter") will affect the future itself as opposed to branching off -- the BadFuture of both respective stories is completely erased after someone SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. That said, there ''are'' implied to be multiple universes which diverge off the regular one seen -- "A Better World" showed a ForWantOfANail wherein Lex Luthor became President of the United States, had the Flash executed and nearly started WorldWarIII; this led to Superman killing him and the Justice League to reinvent themselves as a group called the Justice Lords, with a KnightTemplar policy towards peace and security. In addition, the above-mentioned "Crisis On Two Earths" was originally written for the DCAU; although reinvented as a more general tale, it's fair to say that some version of that movie's events did happen in between JL and JLU (albeit with John Stewart as the serving Green Lantern, among other aesthetic differences), meaning that its own multiversal concept would apply here as well (if unexplored).

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** Also, in an earlier episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', there was another universe from across the edge of the universe -- where the Planet Express crew saw their counterparts dressed as cowboys. At that time, it was said to be the only other universe.
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*** WordOfGod claims in the DVDCommentary that the cowboy one was a parallel universe (thus they're always the same distance from each other but never accessible to each other), the others are ''[[ShownTheirWork perpendicular]]'' universes (which means they're accessible to each other but only for a limited amount of time).
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', it's eventually revealed an inter-dimensional interdimensional portal that connects to the multiverse (the main characters' home dimension is referred to as "Dimension Forty-six-apostrophe-backslash" in "Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons") is hidden in [[spoiler: the basement of the Mystery Shack]]. Shack.]] It was originally built by [[spoiler: the Author of the journals, who was tricked into building it by [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]] and was accidentally sucked into the portal himself thirty years before the events of the series. ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'' details some of the alternate alternative worlds the Author visited, including a few alternate alternative versions of Earth.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' takes a serious look at this trope to the point of near-deconstruction: [[spoiler:The main antagonist, Owlman, goes completely NietzscheWannabe over the realization that the multiverse consists of the ''[[TheMultiverse sum of all universes made from all possible outcomes of every single choice ever made by any sentient being]]'' (let's just be generous and say 'infinity'). Anything done is by definition meaningless because an infinite amount of universes exist that contain all possible outcomes of everything. Naturally, his conclusion [[OmnicidalManiac is to perform the one action]] that would, by definition, have any purpose at all because it cannot have a different outcome: '''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Blow it all up!]]'''.]]
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** This was also alluded to in the series ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. The main timeline exists on its own, and any changes to the past (as seen in both "The Savage Time" and "Hereafter") will affect the future itself as opposed to branching off -- the BadFuture of both respective stories is completely erased after someone SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. That said, there ''are'' implied to be multiple universes which diverge off the regular one seen -- "A Better World" showed a ForWantOfANail wherein Lex Luthor became President of the United States, had the Flash executed and nearly started WorldWarIII; this WorldWarIII. This led to Superman killing him him, and caused the Justice League to reinvent themselves as a group called the Justice Lords, with a KnightTemplar policy towards peace and security. In addition, the above-mentioned "Crisis On Two Earths" was originally written for the DCAU; although DCAU. Although reinvented as a more general tale, it's fair to say that some version of that movie's events did happen in between JL and JLU (albeit with John Stewart as the serving Green Lantern, among other aesthetic differences), meaning that its own multiversal concept would apply here as well (if unexplored).



* The end of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' featured a team-up of several Spider-Men to prevent [[OmnicidalManiac Spider-Carnage from destroying a multiverse]]. One of them didn't have any powers and was really an actor playing Spider-Man in a movie. [[RealWorldEpisode His universe was strongly implied to be "ours".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star boasts she's "a magical princess from another dimension" in the series premiere, and her adventures with Marco occasionally take the two of them and their friends to other dimensions. The most common form of travel between dimensions is apparently "dimensional scissors", which are forged by Hekapoo of the Magic High Commission and given to those she feels worthy. Some people, like [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Tom]] and eventually Star, can make interdimensional portals under their own power. The only other way known is [[spoiler:though the Realm of Magic, which has permanent passageways connecting Earth and Mewni at the very least]].

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* The end of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' featured a team-up of several Spider-Men to prevent [[OmnicidalManiac Spider-Carnage from destroying a multiverse]]. multiverse.]] One of them didn't have any powers and was really an actor playing Spider-Man in a movie. [[RealWorldEpisode His universe was strongly implied to be "ours".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star boasts she's "a magical princess from another dimension" in the series premiere, and her adventures with Marco occasionally take the two of them and their friends to other dimensions. The most common form of travel between dimensions is apparently "dimensional scissors", which are forged by Hekapoo of the Magic High Commission and given to those she feels worthy. Some people, like [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Tom]] and eventually Star, can make interdimensional portals under their own power. The only other way known is [[spoiler:though the Realm of Magic, which has permanent passageways connecting Earth and Mewni at the very least]].least.]]


* It's worth noting that there is '''absolutely no proof of a Multiverse'''. In fact, calling it a theory is being generous, because it's not. It's simply an idea that people have had and some scientists are attempting to find evidence for in reality.

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** It's also important to note that certain Digital entities can actually violate the multiverse's rules. For example, as revealed by [[VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth Mirei Mikagura]], the Seven Great Demon Lords exist in all possible realities at the same time, meaning each universe has their own set of Demon Lords. This is done as a way to ensure their continued existence. If they are absent in any one reality, then they have already been defeated in that particular universe. Which is actually bad for the other realities, who have to cope with the fact that their own set of Demon Lords just became ''stronger''.

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* ''Fanfic/LXGTempestRewrite'': The existence of the world of LXG (and this fic) is explained using the TheWorldAsMyth concept from Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast, and is also revealed to be a part of the [[Creator/MichaelMoorcock Eternal Champion]] multiverse


* Stephen King's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series and the numerous books that feed into it (or got sucked into it) is based on the notion that all of the weird alternate realities visited by the Gunslinger, plus all of the alternate continuities of King's earlier books are part of a Multiverse that are all connected by the eponymous tower. All these worlds are apparently subservient to the world in which the fictionalized version of [[AuthorAvatar King]] lives, and the characters discover that they are all in fact being channeled by King the novelist, a la ''Stranger Than Fiction.''

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* Stephen King's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series and the numerous books that feed into it (or got sucked into it) is based on the notion that all of the weird alternate realities visited by the Gunslinger, plus all of the alternate continuities of King's earlier books are part of a Multiverse that are all connected by the eponymous tower. All these worlds are apparently subservient to the world in which the fictionalized version of [[AuthorAvatar King]] lives, and the characters discover that they are all in fact being channeled by King the novelist, a la ''Stranger Than Fiction.''''Film/StrangerThanFiction''.


* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' continuation comics have had this concept show up a couple of times:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' continuation ''ComicBook/InvaderZimOni'' comics have had this concept show up a couple few times:
** In Issue #5, Gaz mentions she had to look through various alternate universe before finding the one dominated by gamers, represented by a montage
of times:panels showing alternate versions of Zim and GIR in a few of those universes.


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** This is a major plot point in the Battle Void arc (Issues #46-#49), as Zim and Dib end up in a PortalCrossroadWorld populated entirely by alternate counterparts of Zim from various other universes.

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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Reality outside our observable universe is partitioned into a multitude of practically endless realms known as the Perception Range, each "zone" constituting its own self-contained universe remarkably similar to ours with a unique set of rules and logic, operating differently for every being within them.

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* It's worth noting that there is '''absolutely no proof of a Multiverse'''. In fact, calling it a theory is being generous, because it's not. It's simply an idea that people have had and some scientists are attempting to find evidence for in reality.








* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had a handful of episodes where characters traveled to alternate timelines. The first season finale's storyline was kicked off when Daniel accidentally activated an [[AppliedPhlebotinum alien artifact]] and went to a timeline where he had never joined the Stargate program. A later episode used the same artifact to help an Earth in an alternate timeline that was faced with looming invasion, and other ways of accessing alternate universes were later found as well.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had a handful of episodes where characters traveled to alternate timelines.realities. The first season finale's storyline was kicked off when Daniel accidentally activated an [[AppliedPhlebotinum alien artifact]] and went to a timeline where he had never joined the Stargate program. A later episode used the same artifact to help an Earth in an alternate timeline that was faced with looming invasion, and other ways of accessing alternate universes were later found as well.


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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS4E113TheParallel The Parallel]]", Major Robert Gaines discovers that he has accidentally stumbled into a [[AlternateDimension parallel world]] with a [[AlternateHistory similar chronology]] to his own.


*** Notably, at least two of the same alien races exist in both Earth-1 and Earth-38: Dominators (they invade Earth-1 in a crossover event and one is seen in ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') and Thanagarians (mentioned in both ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'').

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*** Notably, at least two of the same alien races exist in both Earth-1 and Earth-38: Dominators (they invade Earth-1 in a crossover event and one is seen in ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'') and Thanagarians (mentioned in both ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'').''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'').


** Two '''Unnumbered Earths''' will be retroactively added to the Arrowverse, and are each homes to [[Series/BlackLightning]] and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville's version of Superman]]. Both will appear in 2019's adaptation of '''Crisis on Infinite Earths'''.

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** Two '''Unnumbered Earths''' will be retroactively added to the Arrowverse, and are each homes to [[Series/BlackLightning]] [[Series/{{BlackLightning}} Black Lightning]] and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville's version of Superman]]. Both will appear in 2019's adaptation of '''Crisis on Infinite Earths'''.



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** Two ''Unnumbered Earths'' will be retroactively added to the Arrowverse, and are each homes to [[Series/BlackLightning]] and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville's version of Superman]]. Both will appear in 2019's adaptation of '''Crisis on Infinite Earths'''.


''Earths Occasionally Seen on Various DC Shows''

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** Two ''Unnumbered Earths'' '''Unnumbered Earths''' will be retroactively added to the Arrowverse, and are each homes to [[Series/BlackLightning]] and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville's version of Superman]]. Both will appear in 2019's adaptation of '''Crisis on Infinite Earths'''.


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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' introduced the idea of a DC multiverse, which can be viewed whenever Barry travels from one universe to another. So far, there is no official name for this multiverse, but the Earths known to exist in that multiverse include:

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' introduced the idea of a DC multiverse, which can be viewed whenever Barry travels from one universe to another. So far, there is no official name for this multiverse, but the multiverse. Two types of Earths known to exist in are featured, those that multiverse include:are home to the CW, CBS and Netflix's DC superheroes, and those featuring characters who migrate to the featured Earths.

''Earths Featured on the CW, CBS & Netflix Include:''



** '''Earth-2''' is another universe, and was connected to Earth-1 in a freak accident involving a wormhole. It appeared prominently in [[Series/TheFlash2014 season two of The Flash]] and has been visited by various characters of Earth-1 and Earth-3 several times.
** '''Earth-3''', first mentioned in the ''Flash'' season 2 finale and briefly visited in season 3. This is where [[spoiler: the real Jay Garrick]] is from.



*** Notably, at least two of the same alien races exist in both Earth-1 and Earth-38: Dominators (they invade Earth-1 in a crossover event and one is seen in ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') and Thanagarians (mentioned in both ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'').



** Two ''Unnumbered Earths'' will be retroactively added to the Arrowverse, and are each homes to [[Series/BlackLightning]] and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville's version of Superman]]. Both will appear in 2019's adaptation of '''Crisis on Infinite Earths'''.


''Earths Occasionally Seen on Various DC Shows''

** '''Earth-2''' is another universe, and was connected to Earth-1 in a freak accident involving a wormhole. It appeared prominently in [[Series/TheFlash2014 season two of The Flash]] and has been visited by various characters of Earth-1 and Earth-3 several times.
*** A fact about this multiverse is that temporal changes on one Earth don't affect others, even if there were interactions between them. This comes to light, when Harry and Jesse return to post-Flashpoint Earth-1 and start noticing differences from what they remember during their last visit.
** Another '''Earth-2''' is featured on [[Series/{{Smallville}} Smallville]], where its conceit is "What if Clark Kent was raised by the Luthors instead of the Kents?"
** '''Earth-3''', first mentioned in the ''Flash'' season 2 finale and briefly visited in season 3. This is where [[spoiler: the real Jay Garrick]] is from.
** Little is known about '''Earth-12''', except that it's home to [[HerrDoktor Herr Harrison Wolfgang Wells]], who appears to be a cross between "Harry" Wells and Creator/SteveJobs.
** '''Earth-15''' is offhandedly mentioned to be a lifeless world.



** Notably, at least two of the same alien races exist in both Earth-1 and Earth-38: Dominators (they invade Earth-1 in a crossover event and one is seen in ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'') and Thanagarians (mentioned in both ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'').
** Another interesting fact about this multiverse is that temporal changes on one Earth don't affect others, even if there were interactions between them. This comes to light, when Harry and Jesse return to post-Flashpoint Earth-1 and start noticing differences from what they remember during their last visit.
** Little is known about '''Earth-12''', except that it's home to [[HerrDoktor Herr Harrison Wolfgang Wells]], who appears to be a cross between "Harry" Wells and Creator/SteveJobs.
** Likewise, we're not told much about '''Earth-47''', but its H. Lothario Wells is a "genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist" with a dash of [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Hugh Heffner]].



** It's eventually revealed that the number of Earths is finite - [[ArcNumber 52]] to be exact. Well, 53, actually, but nobody wants to talk about '''Earth-X''', as it's a world where the Nazis won World War II. This is primarily where ''WesternAnimation/FreedomFightersTheRay'' is set, although the protagonist is actually from Earth-1. The count was later increased to ''90'', with the 90th universe being home to [[Series/TheFlash1990 '90s Flash]].
** '''Earth-15''' is offhandedly mentioned to be a lifeless world.

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** It's eventually revealed Likewise, we're not told much about '''Earth-47''', but its H. Lothario Wells is a "genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist" with a dash of [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Hugh Heffner]].
** It was briefly assumed
that the number of Earths is finite - [[ArcNumber 52]] to be exact. Well, 53, actually, but nobody wants to talk about '''Earth-X''', as it's a world where the Nazis won World War II. This is primarily where ''WesternAnimation/FreedomFightersTheRay'' is set, although the protagonist is actually from Earth-1. The count was later increased to ''90'', with the 90th universe being home to [[Series/TheFlash1990 '90s Flash]].\n** '''Earth-15''' is offhandedly mentioned to be a lifeless world.





* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is an odd handling of this: The Showa era shows all seem to take place in the same world, since veteran Riders would show up to help out the new guys, while the Heisei era shows all seem to be their own self-contained universe[[note]]Though ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' is a little confusing; check its page for details[[/note]]. Then along comes ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which portrays every series as its own separate universe, with their own {{Alternate Universe}}s. In the final episode, a villain forcibly merges the universes together, then in the GrandFinale movie Decade performs a HeroicSacrifice to preserve the memories of the Riders, and from that point on all Riders seem to exist in a shared universe as evidenced by the annual crossovers, not to mention the ''Super Hero Taisen'' movies where the Riders team up with the Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/MetalHeroes.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' is an odd handling of this: The Showa era shows all seem to take place in the same world, since veteran Riders would show up to help out the new guys, while the Heisei era shows all seem to be their own self-contained universe[[note]]Though ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' is a little confusing; check its page for details[[/note]]. Then along comes ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which portrays every series as its own separate universe, with their own {{Alternate Universe}}s. In the final episode, a villain forcibly merges the universes together, then in the GrandFinale movie Decade performs a HeroicSacrifice to preserve the memories of the Riders, and from that point on all Riders seem to exist in a shared universe as evidenced by the annual crossovers, not to mention the ''Super Hero Taisen'' movies where the Riders team up with the Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/MetalHeroes.Series/MetalHeroes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', and ''WesternAnimation/CraigOfTheCreek''. All the shows take place in a fictional depiction of Maryland (or "Delmarva", as its referred to in ''Steven Universe''), but on different levels of reality. WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/1168288866899378176 states that]] ''OK KO'' is a video game series within the universes of the other two shows, while ''Craig'' is the "real world" that additionally has ''Steven'' and every other Creator/CartoonNetwork series as television shows.

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