- "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, also known as the World, 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 is home to the Humans, Amazons, Atlanteans, Fishermen and the Brine. Earth is orbited by a single moon.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Prehistory
- 1.2 20th century
- 1.3 21st century
- 2 Species
- 3 Continents
- 4 Natural locations
- 5 Nations
- 6 Wars and conflicts
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Rise of the Old Gods
- "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 King of the Old Gods, 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.
Enchantress and Incubus
In 4,358 B.C., the inter-dimensional being Enchantress and her brother Incubus entered the Earth from their home dimension 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.
In 3,000 B.C., the ancient cosmic warlord Darkseid had gained the Anti-Life Equation and arrived with an army of Parademons with the intentions to utilize the power of the Mother Boxes to terraform the planet into one similar to Apokolips, planning to use the world as a test run, 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 Old Gods. After a prolonged battle, Darkseid and his army were forced to retreat, resulting in him losing the Mother Boxes and the Anti-Life Equation. The Mother Boxes were each given to the planet's civilizations by Zeus and were stored away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 alongside Steve and his team the Wonder Men, resulting in the defeat of Germany and Ares, as well as the end of the war.
During World War II, the Latin American nation of Corto Maltese was controlled by the Nazis who used prisoners of war to create some of the world's first metahumans using the facility known as Jotunheim. However, the Nazis lost the war and abandoned Jotunheim.
In 1984, Diana was heavily involved in the Cold War and fought alongside Steve Trevor during Max Lord's campaign. She was able to prevent a nuclear holocaust between the United States and the Soviet Union after convincing most of world's citizens to renounce their wishes to reverse the Dreamstone's effects.
Earth's second contact with extraterrestrial beings occurred 5 millennia later, in 2013, when Krypton's military leader, General Dru-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 re-imprisoned in the Phantom Zone.
2 years after the Black Zero Event, 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.
When the ancient Homo Magi, 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 off their prison sentences. However, Harley escaped with the Joker.
Nearly two years after Superman's sacrifice, Steppenwolf was ordered by Darkseid to commence a second invasion of Earth. However, he was defeated and slain by the newly formed teamed of heroes known as the Justice League during a showdown in northern Russia, which consisted of a revived Superman. After Steppenwolf's demise, the Justice League would then be hailed as international heroes, with merchandise created in their honor and became a public inspiration.
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.
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.
Harley's emancipation and formation of the Birds of Prey
Four years after the events in Midway City, the Joker broke up with Harley, forcing her to fend for herself and also seek emancipation, which she does so in a large public fashion by destroying Ace Chemicals. However, she unintentionally drew the attention of multiple criminals who she had wronged. Now on the hunt, she meets. a young pickpocket named Cassandra Cain, who came into possession of the Bertinelli Diamond: a formerly owed by the Bertinelli Crime Family until they were massacred years ago under the orders of crime lord Roman Sionis. After Sionis placed a hit on Cain, Harley is forced to protect her and all while running into former singer Dinah Lance, police detective Ronee Montaya, and vigilante Helena Bertinelli who happened to be the last surviving member of the Bertnelli Crime Family. After that resulted in Sionis' death and the end of his criminal empire, Harley and Cain pawned the diamond to start their own partnership while the other three heroines formed a vigilante team called the Birds of Prey.
Corto Maltese Mission
In 2021, Amanda Waller sent a new iteration of Task Force X on a mission to Corto Maltese to destroy Jotunheim and assassinate tyrannical dictator Silvio Luna, liberating the Maltese people. They would also come into contact with a rebel movement led by Sol Soria.
- Eyes of the Adversary
- Old Gods
- Kansas River
- Mount Olympus
- Red Sea
- Rocky Mountains
- Seine River
Wars and conflicts
- Titans-Old Gods War
- Revolt of the Amazons
- Invasion of Earth: c. 3,000 B.C.
- War of the Gods: c. 3,000 B.C.
- Atlanteans-Amazons War
- Peloponnesian War: 431 B.C. - 404 B.C.
- Third Punic War: 149 B.C. - 146 B.C.
- War of 1812: 1812
- American Civil War: 1861 - 1865
- World War I: 1914 - 1918
- World War II: 1939 - 1945
- Cold War: 1947 - 1991
- Xebel Wars: 1980s-1990s
- Return of Enchantress and Incubus: 2010 - 2016
- Kryptonian attack: 2013
- Lex Luthor's campaign: 2015
- War for Earth: 2017
- War for Atlantis: 2018
- Thaddeus Sivana's campaign: 2018
- Manhunt of the Birds of Prey: 2020
- Knightmare: 2022 (potentially)
- This Earth is part of the Multiverse in the Arrowverse, as revealed in the fourth part of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
- In Playground Heroes, the Ko'erst indicates Earth as Planet-3, as Earth is the third planet in the Solar System after Mercury and Venus.
- "HBO and HBO Max Chief Details 'Game of Thrones' Expansion Plans" - The Hollywood Reporter
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- Beall, Will, Wan, James, Johns, Geoff (writers) & Wan, James (director) (December 21, 2018). Aquaman.
- Gayden, Henry, Lemke, Darren (writer) & Sandberg, David F. (director) (April 5, 2019). Shazam!.
- Man of Steel Prequel
- Johns, Geoff, Callaham, Dave (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (writer and director) (December 25, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984.
- Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
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- Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- Hodson, Christina (writer) & Yan, Cathy (director) (February 7, 2020). Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
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