Complete Monster: The Maximan from Alternative World 23 requests that his fellow heroes assist him to stop the "Many-Angled Ones", or Lloigor, from invading reality, but his plan is a costly one: to destroy several entire universes to create a "flaw" in reality to keep the horrors out. In truth, Maximan has betrayed humanity and joined the Lloigor and is having the heroes destroy universes to correct a flaw and allow the Lloigor access to consume all that lives. When discovered, Maximan attempts to destroy another universe and kill the heroes trying to stop him, thinking only of his own coming divinity at the side of his new masters.
Seasonal Rot: The ideas in Phase IV are as good as ever, but it seems Grant Morrison may have grown tired of the small business of story-telling. Exacerbated by the Later Installment Weirdness above.
Unintentionally Sympathetic: Zenith is supposed to be a spoiled brat who the audience looks down upon for not wanting to be a superhero. However, some viewers see him as an average person forced into dangerous situations that he is ill-equipped to handle.