"Did you find a world?"
"We have. Orbiting a main sequence yellow star, just as you said it would.
"
Jor-El and Kelex[src]

Earth is the third planet from the star Sol (aka the Sun by Earth's natives) in the Milky Way galaxy. It is the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the system, and home to the Humans, Amazons, Atlanteans, Fishermen and the Brine. Earth is orbited by a single moon.

History

Prehistory

Rise of the Olympians

"The word 'philanthropist' comes from the Greek, meaning 'a lover of humanity'. It was coined about twenty-five hundred years ago. Prometheus went with us, and ruined Zeus' plan to destroy Mankind and for that, he was given the thunderbolt. Choo! Hmm... well, that doesn't seem fair."
Lex Luthor[src]

The Olympians at the height of their power.

The King of the Olympians, Zeus, created Mankind, who eventually spread their civilizations across the planet. Following their creation, Ares came to grow jealous of his father's creations, strove to corrupt them with violence, inducing Zeus to create the Amazons to spread love among Mankind, countering Ares' influence.[1]

Enchantress and Incubus

In 4,494 B.C., the inter-dimensional being Enchantress and her brother Incubus entered the Earth and were worshipped by the Pre-Columbian civilizations in South America as gods. However as time passed, their subjects turned against them and sealed them off ismall statues hidden in the Tres Osos Caves in what would become Peru.

Invasion of Earth

In 3,000 B.C., Steppenwolf of Apokolips arrived with an army of Parademons on the orders of Darkseid, with the intentions to utilize the power of the Mother Boxes to terraform the planet into one similar to Apokolips, but the invasion was met with resistance by a mighty alliance of Earth's armies, consisting of Amazons, Atlanteans, and Humans, with the assistance of the Green Lantern Corps and the Olympians. After a prolonged battle, Steppenwolf and his army were driven away in humiliation. The Mother Boxes were each given to the planet's civilizations by Zeus and were stored away.[2]

Subjugation of the Amazons

Furthering his corruption of Mankind, Ares induced humanity to conquer the Amazons, leading Hippolyta to rise to lead her sisters to freedom once more. Meanwhile, the War of the Gods was against them, in which he slaughtered all of the other gods, until only Zeus remained. Zeus would defeat, wound, and drive his malevolent son into retreating, but was mortally wounded himself in the process. Before succumbing to his wounds, Zeus would father the "Godkiller" Diana by Hippolyta, and create the protected island of Themyscira for the Amazons to hide from Ares on, in order for humanity to once again have a godly savior from Ares one day.[1]

Great Fall of Atlantis

In ancient times, Atlantis was the most technologically advanced nation of that time and was in the midst of a golden age. However, King Atlan became to ambitious for power and developed the Trident of Atlan. However, an experiment with the trident went terribly wrong which resulted in the destruction and sinking of Atlantis. As time progressed, Atlantis broke way into separate kingdoms and gained the ability to breathe underwater. Some such as the Fishermen, the Brine, and the Trench became different in appearance than their ancestors but the Brine had regressed while the Trench became nothing more than savage monsters.

Massacre in Kahndaq

Long ago, Teth-Adam was chosen as a champion by the Council of Wizards due to his heroic and courageous actions. Teth-Adam soon became the ruler of Kahndaq and formed a family. However, when his family was murdered by criminals, Teth-Adam unintentionally rebased the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man on the criminals and on the people of Kahndaq, killing millions. Due to this terrible act, Shazam plagued Teth-Adam with the name Black Adam and confined him the bottom of the Earth. After his siblings were slaughtered by the Sins, Shazam sought a new champion pure of heart over the centuries to carry on the legacy on the Council of Wizards and protect the world from the Sins.

Kryptonian Expansion

Earth was one of the many planets scouted for colonization during Krypton's era of expansion. The planet was changed to be the destination for Scout Ship 0344 by Dev-Em while Kara Zor-El and her crew were in stasis. During an ensuing fight between Kara and Dev, in which both Kryptonians were affected by the radiation from the system's sun, the ship automatically set course to the surface of what would later be Canada.[3]

20th Century

World War I

As most of Europe was consumed by World War I, U.S pilot Steve Trevor would eventually come across Themyscira and discover the Amazons. Diana would indeed return to save humanity 5,000 years later, near the end of World War I in 1918, resulting in the defeat of Germany and Ares, as well as the end of the war.[1]

Even after World War I and the end of Ares' influences, humanity would still continued to wage war on each other. Among many of the wars created were World War II and the Cold War. Diana was heavily involved in the Cold War in 1984 and fought alongside Steve Trevor during the Soviet-Aghan War.

21th Century

Battle of Metropolis

Earth's second contact with extraterrestrial beings occurred 30 millennia later, in 2013, when Krypton's military leader, General Zod, broadcasted a message to the people of Earth announcing that they were not alone in the universe and that he was in search of a member of his race who had been inhabiting their planet for over 33 years posing as a human.

After a separate attack that left Smallville, Kansas devastated, General Zod attempted to alter Earth's atmosphere and create a new Krypton, partially destroying the city of Metropolis in the process. However, his plan was ultimately foiled and Zod himself was defeated and killed by Superman while the Sword of Rao were reimprsioned in the Phantom Zone.[4]

Death of Superman

2 years after the Battle of Metropolis, Lex Luthor became determined to cease Superman's existence and unleashed the devastating abomination Doomsday that could have easily brought about the eventual extinction of human civilization on Earth if left unchecked. Weaponry of the U.S. military proved completely ineffective against the might of Doomsday, which included fighter jets and a nuclear warhead. With the ability to unleash massive amounts of destructive energy to heal itself from any attacks, Doomsday proved to be nearly invulnerable and more than even Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman could handle. Only near perfect coordinated attacks from the Trinity, and Superman's willingness to sacrifice himself to kill the Kryptonian/human hybrid monster using a Kryptonite spear (that ultimately weakened them both) saved the day. Though not without cost, as Superman and Doomsday delivered the final deathblows to each other, Earth was saved once again, but now more vulnerable than ever with more eventual alien invaders on the way and Earth's most powerful champion presumed dead. These events prompted Batman to work with Wonder Woman to recruit a metahuman response team (the Justice League) to fill the void left by Superman's death, as Earth is almost certain to have another huge confrontation with powerful threats on the horizon.[5]

Metahuman Emergence

When the ancient metahumans, Enchantress, and her brother, Incubus, threatened to take over the world, the director of ARGUS, Amanda Waller created Task Force X, a team of disposable incarcerated criminals with exceptional abilities and skills to battle against such formidable threats. Task Force X successfully defeated the powerful metahumans during a lengthy battle in Midway City and saved the world, receiving 10 years of their prison sentences.[6]

Steppenwolf's Return

In the present, Steppenwolf, sensing that Earth's defenses were lowered with the death of Superman, enacted his second invasion of Earth. However, he was once again defeated by the newly formed teamed of heroes known as the Justice League during a showdown in northern Russia, which consisted of a revived Superman.[2] After Steppenwolf's defeat, the Justice League would then be hailed as international heroes, with merchandise created in their honor and became a public inspiration.

Invasion of Atlantis

A year after the defeat of Steppenwolf, King Orm of Atlantis plotted an invasion of the surface world as vengeance for years of humans polluting and poisoning the oceans and planned to unite the Seven Kingdoms of Atlantis together either through persuasion or force to succeed in his planned war. However, the planned invasion was foiled before it could even begin due to Orm's brother Arthur Curry, now known as the hero Aquaman, managing to claim the Trident of Atlan and defeat Orm in battle, dethroning him and taking his place as the new king of Atlantis.[7]

Thaddeus Sivana's Campaign

In Philadelphia, Billy Batson finds it hard to fit into a foster family, as he believes that he can still find his birth mother after he supposedly lost her at a carnival years prior. However, he eventually becomes the new champion for Shazam and comes into conflict with Thaddeus Sivana, who was once a candidate to be Shazam's champion but was rejected after being tempted by the Sins as a child. After finding out that his mother purposely abandoned him because she believed she wasn't out to be a mother. He eventually begins to bond with and appreciate his new foster family. In a final showdown, he shares the powers of Shazam with his foster siblings to help battle the Sins while he personally takes down Sivana, trapping the Sins once more. Afterwards, the Shazam Family gain a reputation of being local superheroes of Philadelphia.


Species

Sentient species

Fauna

Continents

Earth seen from a Wayne Enterprises satellite.

Nations

Wars and conflicts

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Heinberg, Allan, Snyder, Zack, Fuchs, Jason (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (director) (June 22, 2017). Wonder Woman.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.
  3. Man of Steel Prequel
  4. Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.
  5. Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  6. Ayer, David (writer and director) (August 5, 2016). Suicide Squad.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Beall, Will, Wan, James, Johns, Geoff (writers) & Wan, James (director) (December 21, 2018). Aquaman.
  8. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  9. Wonder Woman 1984

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