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The Spacebattles Multiverse Project is a collaborative worldbuilding project hosted on the Spacebattles forums. It is a decentralized project, meaning it has no centralized Thread but instead multiple threads, each detailing their own Universe. Additionally, their are two related threads that can be considered Spin-offs of the project.


The Main threads for The Spacebattles Multiverse Project are:


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The Spin off Threads are

  • The Spacebattles Marvel + DC Universe can be found here
  • The Spacebattles Amalgam Universe can be found here

The Spacebattles Multiverse Project provides examples of:

     DC 
  • Adaptational Heroism: Lex Luthor is given a full Heel–Face Turn in this universe.
    • Though already heroes in the source material, the Guardians of the Universe are painted in a much more heroic light here.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: There are several cases to be found
    • The Endless of the Sandman Mythos are the source of the Emotional Spectrum in this timeline
    • The Red androids, the Elementals, and the Metal Men are all connected in this timeline
  • Big Good: Superman fulfills this role from his debut to his death
  • For Want of a Nail: The impact of the DC heroes creates several diversions from normal history, such as James Dean surviving, HIV being discovered earlier, and World War II ending sooner.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Barry Allen does one reminiscent of both his final run in the Crisis and Wally's epic run from Justice League, in order to kill Darkseid.
  • Heroic Willpower: The Green Lanterns as per usual. Here it's emphasized more, since the Green Light comes from Despair of the Endless
  • Legacy Character: As per the norm in DC, there are several Legacies around.
    • Notably subverted by Wonder Woman, as the mantle always winds up reverting back to Diana after each attempt to pass it off.
  • Reality Ensues: A man who is part of a persecuted minority and has Heroic Willpower? Naturally they become an activist.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Black Manta, as per usual. Here, it's due to Aquaman killing his original crew.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: King Shark is this here. When given a target by the Shark god, he's near impossible to stop.

    Marvel 
  • Cloning Blues: Averted. This version of the Clone Saga is significantly less traumatic for both Peter and Ben Reilly, and ends with Ben taking up the Spider-Man Mantle and the Gwen Stacy Clone becoming Spider-Gwen.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Mostly averted. Characters either have a specific specialty, or their powers give them an advantage. The exception is Hank Pym, who is the Scientist Supreme.

    Hasbro 
  • Adaptational Name Change: Played with. The Decepticons here are called the Neo Destrons, in reference to their faction's name in Japan. However, Decepticon appears as a slur against them.
  • Adaptational Badass: Barbie, of all characters. Here, she's held nearly every job in existence, and was quite good at them. To the point of being elected President.
  • Badass Normal: The G.I. Joes and Action Man, as is usually the case for them.
  • Interspecies Romance: Optimus Prime and Synergy. A Cybertronian and a Computer program.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Cobra Commander, who goes from Used Car Salesman to treasure hunter to internationally infamous terrorist.
  • Guest Fighter: Certain characters are present that were only licensed by Hasbro, and not owned by them.
  • Magitek: The end result of Magic and Technology mingling together
  • Talking Animal: One of the results of the leaking magic.
  • The Atoner: By the time he reaches Earth, ROM has become this over removing Magic from the world.
  • The Fog of Ages: Cybertronians are capable of living an exceedingly long time, to the point that some of them have forgotten their early memories.
  • The Magic Came Back: Magic from Equestria leaks into the real world, leading to various effects. It comes back fully after the defeat of the Dark Spark.
  • The Magic Goes Away: ROM destroys the majority of the Magic in the Universe when he saved Galador from the Dire Wraiths.
  • The Magic Versus Technology War: The Dire Wraith invasion of Galador is this.

    Disney 
  • Big Bad: The Dark One is this, setting up a century spanning plan for ultimate power.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: After the Dark One is defeated, The Evronians and the Empire take over as the main villains of the setting.
  • The Dreaded: Moldrock to the Republic/Empire and the Hutt, to the point that, even centuries after his demise, the Unknown Regions remain unexplored because he dwelled there and nobody in the Republic knows what happened to him.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The Evronians and the Empire cannot stand each other.
  • The Magic Goes Away: Local to the Sol System, at least. This is because of The Dark One, who drains it away to power his spell. It returns after his defeat.
  • Physical God: Xadhoom, Moldrock, Super Goof, Ralph Hinkley, and, at one point, Palpatine.
  • Planet Spaceship: The Evronian planetoids and Pacificus.
  • The Rival: Darkwing Duck sees himself as this to Paperinik. Paperinik doesn't care as much, even if DW does occasionally get the better of him
  • Xanatos Gambit: In addition to the Trope Namer being present, the Dark One's plan qualifies
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    Cartoon Network 
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Dick Dastardly is a Card-Carrying Villain within canon. His incarnation in this world is merely a Pro-Racer using running a dubiously legal racing circuit for his own amusement.
    • Downplayed; the Cree Lincoln of Timeline A is not working to hurt children, but she is an Anti-Hero going after Corrupt Corporate Executives quite violently. Mojo Jojo is also working with her as tech support, though it is shown he still wants to go after heroes.
  • Adaptational Origin Connection:
    • The Road Rovers are EVOs in this universe. Specifically, they are the first EVOs ever created. They were saved by the prototype Nanites, an act which secured funding for the Nanite Project.
    • The Sym-Bioninc Titan is based on the tech used in Voltron, and the Galra take the place of the Mutraddi as the enemies of Galaluna.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • In Timeline A Dee Dee is evil and killed her parents, framing her brother for it. Her later identity as Mandy is even worse than her canon counterpart
    • Not that her parents were saints, certainly far cries for their canon selves.
  • Alternate History: Timeline A has hints of this, mostly in the fact that Japan is known as Monster Island, with the lack of Jack causing changes to further radiate.
  • Bad Future: Aku rules one in an alternate timeline, generally called Timeline A. Notably, it also features several other Bad Futures ruled by others, before he takes over.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: According to Chase, Timeline A lost this and swung to evil over the last few centuries as a side effect of Aku's influence.
  • Big Bad: Aku is one of these for an entire Timeline, before Jack catches up with him.
  • Broken Masquerade: After Rex fixes the nanite issue, the (Already very strained) Masquerade is officially ended. Timeline A suffers a slight version of this after the Chemical X disaster, though magical elements are still under wraps.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Townsville's mayor was elected on a anti-corruption platform, which he handled quite well in Timeline A. He isn't quite ready to handle supervillainy though.
  • Challenge Seeker: Dick Dastardly's goal competeing in the Wacky Races.
  • Composite Character: In timeline A Mandy is also Deedee.
  • Death Trap: The Phantom Fink uses these to try and kill Penelope Pitstop. The elaborate methods are actually due to him being conflicted about killing her.
  • Destructive Savior: Coop fills this role as per canon.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Justified; Dick Dastardly founded the Wacky Races to alleviate his boredom in the regular racing circuit. He stops to cheat because his goal is fun, not victory.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Jack's tireless efforts to defeat Aku allow him to stay together with Ashi in this Timeline.
  • Great Offscreen War: In Timeline A, Ben notes a Bigfoot/Limax war as one of the problems the Plumbers are dealing with.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Human culture undermines Homeworld's society, thanks to the efforts of TOM and the Absolution.
  • Identical Grandson: Jack and Professor Utonium in the post Jack timelines, though it is ambiguous exactly how they distantly they are related. Subverted with Jack and Ashi's other Descendants, such as the Uno family.
  • Inheritance Murder: Sly Sneakly's motivation for trying to kill Penelope Pitstop
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Gender inverted, but Cree of Timeline A seems to be this, with the missing Abigail being the reason she's attacking executives of major companies.
  • Made of Evil: Chemical X in at least Timeline A is derived from Aku's essence. Most people splashed in it become evil, though the PPG of Timeline A seem to be immune so far.
    • Also, obviously, Aku himself
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: In timeline A, experiments by Dick Hardly unintentionally led to a massive explosion of Chemical X across Townsville akin to the same event from the Powerpuff Girls anime.
  • Mythology Gag: The Super Team formed by several teenage heroes, including Ben Tennyson, is named Hero Generation, the original name for Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In timeline A Chase Young fought Old George, Kai Yee, Blue Falcon, Rose Quartz, and One, with the latters having all won like Guan did in canon.
  • Old Superhero: Dynomutt in Timeline A, having been built decades before the events of Timeline A as told.
  • Prophecy Twist: Jack does indeed use the Guardian's portal. However, rather than going to the past, he's travelling to an Alternate Timeline.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Max. In Timeline A while he recognizes the danger the PPG could be, he and Ben realize that they are heroes now, and that attacking them preemptively would not help things.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Ashi survives, mostly due to the efforts of Professor Paradox.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Professor Paradox is present.
  • The Ageless: Jack and Ashi are this due to their immortality. Chase Young is immortal due to his deal with Bean.
  • Thrill Seeker: Penelope Pitstop's reason for joining in on the Wacky Races
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Subverted with Wheeler of the Planeteers, who's complaints instead help keep the group from losing sight of reality.
  • Token Good Teammate: Daddy Morebucks is ironically the only non-evil member of the Consortium
  • Victory Is Boring: Dick Dastardly created The Wacky Racing circuit because he was such a good racer that the regular pro-circuit became boring for him, so the zanier races are more fun.
  • Walking the Earth: Jack does this as per usual in the future, and in the past he continues to do so with his wife Ashi

    Shonen Jump 
  • Adaptational Badass: Yamcha is much more potent in this universe, due to have access to the powers of Dark Schneider
  • Adaptational Villainy: UA as an institution undergoes this, as it is merged with the school from Assassination Classroom.
  • After the End: Part of the timeline takes place after an apocalypse. However, civilization bounces back fairly well
  • Badass Teacher: Several, including both Koro-Sensei and All Might.
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: There are two organizations involved in the Afterlife. The Gotei 13, whose job is to protect souls, and the Celestial Bureaucracy, who schedule Deaths, judge souls, and protect the human world from Demons.
  • Composite Character: Rukia takes Botan's role in this universe.
  • Jurisdiction Friction: Aizen uses his position to prevent the Gotei from communicating with the Celestial Bureaucracy.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: More like Superpowered Troll side, but Dark Schneider serves as this. He tends to give Yamcha a new spell to save his life after Yamcha's been kicked around a bit first.

     Smash Brothers 
  • Altar Diplomacy: Played with. Bowser has a contract that will give him control over the Mushroom Kingdom should he marry Peach, however the contract does not require Peach to marry him. As such, he resorts to kidnapping her.
  • Composite Character: The Sheikah and Chozo are combined into single culture.
  • Benevolent Precursors: The Sheikah/Chozo civilization
  • Government Conspiracy: As is the case in Metal Gear, Earth is rife with them.
  • Super Soldier: The various Snakes, naturally. Also Charlie Nash and Guile, of Street Fighter fame.

     Sony 

     Viacom 

     Combined world 
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: The X-Gene, the Metagene, and the Inhuman Gene are all given a linked backstory within this world
  • After the End: This world undergoes a post apocalyptic period, before recovering from it and getting back to civilization.
  • Alien Animals: The anthropomorphic animals of Ducktales and sonic have their own planet.
  • Aliens Among Us: There are many aliens living in secret on Earth. Since Superman made hiding them impossible, the Men In Black's primary function is helping those who need to be hidden, stay hidden.
  • Badass Normal: There are naturally plenty of them, most notably Batman.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The Guild of Calamitous intent is active, though it's existence does have an actual practical purpose.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Kratos is present, so naturally this occurred in the distant past. after all, there came a time when the old gods died.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Howard The Duck is related to the Disney Ducks via being the father of the Triplets.
    • Additionally, Tweety's own granny is a descendant of Cinderella

     Marvel + DC 
  • Ancient Conspiracy: Subverted. There is a group made up of the various immortals of the world (Apocalypse, Vandal Savage, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Sinister, etc.), but it’s less of an organized faction and more of a social club for the various long lived people of Earth to stay in touch with each other.
    • A much straighter example is Clan Akkaba, the agents of Apocalypse when he’s asleep, who have been operating since the days of Ancient Egypt. The Hashshashin were their assassination arm before Ra’s broke it off to form the League of Assassins.
    • SHEILD and HYDRA, while already millennia old in canon, are even older here, going back to the days of Atlantis.
  • Adaptational Badass/ Adaptation Superpower Change: Quicksilver, already a powerful speedster on his own, ends up tapping into the Speed Force thanks to assistance from the previous Quicksilver, Makkari.
  • Age Lift: With a bit of Setting Update. In most continuities, Shazam is a contemporary of the Justice League, here, he debuted in World War 2, while the rest of the DCU mostly showed up around the 80s-90s.
  • Atlantis: Has a major presence in DC and Marvel, so it’s obviously here. It waged war against Vandal Savage and his alliance of uplifted cavemen and Deviants before being wiped out by the Celestial Host. The now underwater Atlanteans genetically engineered themselves into fish people. The survivors on land either fled to other dimensions like Skartaris and Gemworld, or hid among the humans, eventually becoming the organization SHIELD.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Played With. The Infinity Stones are essentially physical manifestations of a specific Alternate Dimension.
    • The Time Stone has the Speed Force/Time-stream.
    • The Space Stone has Hyperspace.
    • The Reality Stone has the Bleed
    • The Soul Gem has Soul World, which has also been combined with Limbo and the Phantom Zone.
    • The Mind Gem contains the Astral Plane.
    • The Power Gem’s interior is largely unknown and is a closely guarded secret by the Guardians of the Universe.
  • Canon Welding:
    • Shazam‘s power comes from the Doctor Strange.
    • The various Lantern Corps get their power from the Power Stone.
    • The Kree are a degenerate offshoot of the Malthusians, and the Supreme Intelligence was the result of an alliance between the Kree, Oans and Coluans against the Manhunters. Brainiac is also the result of this alliance.
    • Similarly, the Martians are descendants of Skrull Eternals who fled the civil wars on their homeworld. This colony then became the Burning Martians, who threatened the Skrulls so much that they had to get the Oans to stop them before they became a Galactic threat. The remaining Burning Martians were then turned into the pacifistic Green Martians.
    • The Celestials are early Malthusian terraforming technology that went rogue after reaching The Singularity.
    • The Morlocks operate in Gotham instead of New York, and fill the role of the Mutants gang/Sons of Batman
    • Jubilee is a member of the Bat family instead of the X-men.
  • Composite Character:
  • Cosmic Flaw: Krona broke the universe. Galactus, who was originally meant to be a benevolent Guardian of the Multiverse, was forced to become a Planet Eater in order to correct it.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: Explained as the result of the Power Stone being located at the center of it.
  • Family of Choice: The Bats, as per canon, with some extra members such as Jubilee.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against mutants, due to the work of Sublime. Leading to the rise of hate groups such as the Friends of Humanity. It dies down after mutant heroes like the X-Men save the world repeatedly.
  • For Want of a Nail: Word of what good The Morlocks/Sons of Batman have been up to in Gotham leads to Jubilee going to him after her mutant power activates and becoming a member of the Bat-Family.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: The Earth’s Will created the sentient bacteria Sublime in response to early Malthusian/Celestial activity on the planet. But since the Earth is still quite young and unstable (by planet standards) at the time, Sublime ends up going rogue and attempts to commit genocide against the results of Celestial tampering, which ended up evolving into mutants. A much more refined and controllable Gaia’s Vengeance is later created in the form of the Elementals, and in turn, Swamp Thing.
  • Götterdämmerung: The Gods of Asgard die off in Ragnarok, and the New Gods emerge atop the ruins.
  • Mother Nature: The Earth itself has a form of sentience, the apparent result of the Power Stone having energized the planet for eons.
  • Mirror Universe: The Antimatter Universe/Earth-3 of DC meets the Negative Zone from Marvel. It’s residents, most notably Annihilus and the Anti-Monitor, have troubled the prime universe a few times.
  • Mythology Gag: the New Gods being Asgardian descendants post-Ragnarok is a reference to Jack Kirby’s original concept for them, which was nearly identical.
  • Necessary Evil: Galactus’s reason for being this is made much more clear than in canon marvel. Specifically, his purpose is to get rid of the Cosmic Flaw that Krona created with his experiment.
  • The Older Immortal: Vandal Savage is the oldest human on earth, having waged war on Atlantis, founded Hydra, and seen countless civilizations rise and fall.
  • One Steve Limit: Zig-zagged, DC’s Captain Marvels and Marvel’s Captain Marvels are Canon Welded into a series of Legacy Characters.
  • Precursors: The Malthusians, very neglectful, having created as many problems for the universe as they’ve fixed, most notably, Krona’s experiment.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Savitar is the son of Makkari/Max Mercury.
  • Setting Update: the New Gods are moved from being contemporaries of the modern heroes to being Legion contemporaries in the 31st century. This is mostly a non-issue due to Time Travel being ubiquitous in the DCU and MU, and the New Gods in particular being quite good at it.
  • Touched by Vorlons: An ancient Celestial Starship left behind on earth was responsible for giving Vandal Savage his immortality, letting Apocalypse contact and be chosen by the Celestials, gave The Mandarin his 10 Rings, and was latter used by Ra’s al Ghul to create the Lazarus Pit.
    • This is generally the Celestials’ MO, as they find primitive worlds, genetically engineer them into Eternal, Deviant, Mutant, and Baseline variants. They did this to Krypton after destroying their empire (the Eternals and Deviants died out, but the last Eternal became Doomsday), the Skrulls (the Deviants became dominant, the Eternals became the Martians), and several other alien races, including humans.
  • What About The Astronauts: Given an explaination in the regards to Krypton: They used to have a galaxy spanning empire, but the Celestials decided that this didn’t meet their standards, and so destroyed it, and genetically engineered them to not be able to survive outside of their natural environment. Kal-El was a Designer Baby with this trait removed.

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