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The Multiverse

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter | Ant-Man | Doctor Strange | Iron Fist | The Defenders | Runaways | Black Panther | Cloak And Dagger | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Avengers: Endgame | Spider-Man: Far From Homenote  | WandaVision | Loki | What If...? | Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The reality that the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe inhabit (designated Earth-199999) is but one of many; connected to this world are several alternate dimensions that influence the world and exist independently from it.

  • Eldritch Location: Several of these places are not what you'd call vacation spots, being home to hostile life forms and environments that are potentially harmful to anyone stopping by.

Alternate Dimensions

    The Quantum Realm 

The Quantum Realm

Appearances: Ant-Man | Doctor Strange (2016) | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Avengers: Endgame | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Mirror Dimension 

Mirror Dimension

Appearances: Doctor Strange (2016) | Avengers: Infinity War

  • The Cameo: Doctor Strange briefly uses the Mirror Dimension against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Phantom Zone: Sorcerers can do pretty much anything in the Mirror Dimension, including battling each other, while the normal world remains unaffected.

    Dark Dimension 

Dark Dimension

    Fear Dimension 

Fear Dimension

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Dark World: Possibly. The only place we actually see from this dimension is a darker replica of the Temple of the Forgotten.
  • Immortality Field: Life and death have no meanings in the Fear Dimension, therefore nobody can truly die there.
  • Temple of Doom: The only passage between this dimension and ours is in the Temple of the Forgotten, an ancient temple built by the Mayans with the same material as the three Monoliths. There is also an identical replica of the Temple in the Fear Dimension.

Alternate Timelines

    Alternate 2091 


Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Shortly before the battle with Thanos' forces in Wakanda, the Earth was destroyed by an insane and gravitonium-infused Glenn Talbot. What remained of the human race survived in a former S.H.I.E.L.D. base called the Lighthouse, and came to be ruled under the Kree of the House of Kasius.
For more information, see the Lighthouse page.

    Alternate 2012 


Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Scott Lang, and Bruce Banner used the Quantum Realm to travel back to New York City, just as it was being invaded by the Chitauri, in order to retrieve the Mind, Space, and Time Stones.

Although the team did not interfere with the battle itself, they waited until the battle ended to enact their plans. Steve used his knowledge of HYDRA's infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. to swindle the Mind Stone from their grasp, although he would have to fight his younger self due to a misunderstanding. Bruce managed to get the Time Stone after convincing the Ancient One that they would return it (a promise that Steve would fulfill). Tony and Scott almost retrieved the Space Stone, but a series of mistakes caused it to end up with Loki and out of their grasp.

Tony and Steve managed to come up with an alternate plan to retrieve the Space Stone, while Scott and Bruce returned to their timeline. Eventually, the Loki of this timeline would prove to be a source of trouble.

  • Call-Forward: It's revealed here that Loki mockingly impersonated Captain America after being arrested, which he would eventually do in the main timeline while teaming up with his brother. This move is also what netted him with the muzzle seen after the Battle of New York.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Tony forgetting about the Hulk's anger of having to take the stairs down allowed the Space Stone to get loose, and Loki to escape in the confusion... Which leads to things getting much more complicated.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: It's revealed that the reason that Sorcerers didn't intervene in the Battle of New York was because they were too busy protecting their own sanctum.

    Alternate 2013 


Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Thor Odinson and Rocket used the Quantum Realm to travel to Asgard, shortly before the Dark Elves assaulted the world, in order to retrieve the Reality Stone.

Thor was initially quite distraught over seeing his world again, even in the face of Rocket's attempts to tell him to pull himself together. Rocket was able to extract the Reality Stone from Jane Foster's body, albeit not without some trouble from the guards. Meanwhile Thor got a chance to talk to Frigga, his mother, one last time for some crucial advice that would help him overcome his depression and guilt over failing to stop Thanos. Before he left, Thor borrowed this universe's version of Mjölnir, further lifting his spirits. The hammer would later be useful to himself and Steve Rogers in the Battle of Earth before it was returned to this timeline.

  • Close-Enough Timeline: After Steve returned Mjölnir and the Reality Stone here, this timeline is presumably the least changed by the Avengers after their Time Heist.

    Alternate 2014 


Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Nebula, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, and James Rhodes used the Quantum realm to travel to Morag, right as Peter Quill arrived to steal an artifact, in order to retrieve the Power and Soul Stones.

Clint and Natasha took the Milano to Vormir and came across the Stonekeeper, discovering the terrible price that would need to be paid in order to retrieve what they were looking for. Clint, believing himself to be beyond redemption, offered to sacrifice his own life for the Soul Stone, but Natasha reminded him that he had a family to go back to and sacrificed her life instead. Clint and the Avengers were greatly upset by this turn of events, but resolved to make her sacrifice worth it by resurrecting everyone who had died with the Snap.

Nebula and Rhodey, meanwhile, stood by long enough for Peter Quill to reveal the location of the Power Stone before unceremoniously knocking him out in the middle of a dance. While Rhodey retrieves it without issue and returns to the present, Nebula's implants end up networking with her past self just before she's able to return, which brings Thanos and his forces to capture her. Thanos then uses her cybernetics to find out that the Avengers have devised a plan to undo his life's work, and so he devises a plan to ensure that they'll never be an issue for him again in any reality.

Thanos and Ebony Maw worked together to reverse-engineer the Pym Particles in order to arrive in Earth-199999 to steal the completed Infinity Gauntlet so Thanos could wipe out existence and remake it to his liking. This timeline's Nebula would infiltrate the Avengers facility and use their technology to grant Thanos's army an entryway into the present, which initiated the Battle of Earth. The original Nebula convinced this universe's Gamora that they had a shot at taking Thanos down, telling her about they bonded in her timeline. Nebula would also kill her past counterpart when she threatened Clint.

The Battle of Earth commenced, leading to an extensive conflict that united several of Earth-199999's forces to protect all of reality. The heroes would ultimately prove to be victorious thanks to the sacrifice of Tony Stark, who gave up his life to destroy all of Thanos's remaining forces. Gamora, having betrayed Thanos to save her sister, was spared by Tony Stark, and as such, she is the sole survivor of the invading forces. Nonetheless, she mysteriously disappeared just as the dust settled, leaving Peter Quill to speculate about her whereabouts.

  • For Want of a Nail: Thanks to the Avengers and the unexpected departure of Thanos (along with the hijacking of the Milano), the Guardians of the Galaxy may not ever form in this universe. Ronan and Korath were seemingly not part of Thanos's invading forces either, which may potentially spell bad news for Xandar.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nebula unwittingly alerted her villainous self from this timeline to Morag, which — thanks to a series of discoveries by Thanos and his minions — led Thanos to the main timeline, nearly putting all of existence into peril.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Red Skull apparently had to stay trapped on Vormir after Steve Rogers returned the Soul Stone there.

    Alternate 1970 


Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Using knowledge of his father's actions and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s history, Tony Stark was able to remember where the Space Stone was, along with the Pym Particles necessary to make the return trip. He and Steve traveled further into the past to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility right around the time that he was born.

Steve tricked Hank Pym into leaving his station long enough to retrieve several Pym Particles, but in the process, he caught a glimpse of his old flame Peggy Carter, who was serving as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. at the time. Steve took an excess supply of the materials that he needed in order to later return to the past. Meanwhile, Tony managed to sneak off with the Space Stone, but not before getting a chance to talk with his father, Howard Stark, one last time. Tony, who had always felt neglected by his father, learned that his old man truly did care about him in his own way. With the package secured and the means of return established, Tony and Steve were able to complete their mission.

    Alternate 1949 


Appearances: Avengers: Endgame

Following the Battle of Earth and Steve Rogers returning all of the Infinity Stones (and Mjölnir) back to their respective points in time, he realized that there was a way where he could get to live the rest of his life with Peggy Carter.

  • The Slow Path: After a fashion. Steve opted to stay behind in this dimension for years so he could live a full life with Peggy, and didn't leave until he was very old in order to pass his shield to Sam. So while he did have to use time travel eventually, he chose not to for a very long time, to the point where he aged about as much as he would have if he stayed behind.

    Alternate 2021 


Appearances: Runaways (2017)

  • Ret-Gone: The Runaways of this time disappear after Gert is saved.

    Alternate 2028 


10 years after Gert Yorkes was killed by Morgan le Fay, Chase Stein had finally perfected time travel. Unfortunately, one of the original Runaways of this time had decided to follow in the footsteps of the Pride and attempted to kill Alex Wilder. He survived and, not knowing exactly who had tried to kill him, used Chase's time machine to go back to 2021 and kill the most likely suspects, with Chase following close behind.
  • Continuity Snarl: The erasure of both this reality and the alternate 2021 goes against the time travel rules established in Endgame. However....
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's heavily implied that, out of all the other geniuses and Sufficiently Advanced Alien races that have tried it, Chase is the only one to have mastered actual time travel, rather than the multiverse-hopping utilized by everyone else.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever happened with Chase and Victor Mancha, or why Alex would tell his past self to find the latter.

    Alternate 1931 


Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The timeline created when the Chronicoms went back in time, hoping to wipe out S.H.I.E.L.D. so they could conquer the Earth. S.H.I.E.L.D. followed after them and, thinking at first that they were fighting to keep their own timeline intact, tried to keep events relatively the same, but things quickly start to spiral out of control....

Alternate Universes

    Mysterio's Earth 


Appearances: Spider-Man: Far From Home

A world that faced annihilation from the magical entities known as the Elementals. Although an army of superheroes and their allies fought to save what was left of their planet, the world fell. Its sole survivor, Quentin Beck (also known as the superhero Mysterio), traveled to this Earth in order to keep the last of the Elementals from destroying another planet, which was made vulnerable following repeated use of the Infinity Gauntlet.

It's later revealed that the reality described does not actually exist, at least not the way Mysterio tells it. He made it up as part of an elaborate fake backstory to justify his digital creations wreaking havoc on the world so he can play hero.

  • Mythology Gag: The real Earth-833 of the Marvel Multiverse appeared in the Spider-Verse event, and was home to the superhero known as Spider-UK. This reality was actually destroyed, befitting of Mysterio's claim that his own world was gone, but not by the Elementals.
  • Red Herring: Quentin is actually from Earth-199999, and is making everything about this Earth up.
  • Spot the Thread: For some Marvel fans, Mysterio's claim that the MCU is "Earth-616" is a simple Mythology Gag. For others aware of the MCU's official designation as Earth-199999, it's the first sign that he's lying.


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