Merging (universes) – The ability to merge two universes. Merging (universes) is also known as Planet Fusion, Planet Merge, Planet Merging, World Fusion, World Merge and World Merging.
Literary Critique of Merging (universes)
This might be the ultimate superpower since the character doing this is not doing (371) Reality Warping with one reality but two realities! Even the Infinity Gauntlet does not work outside the unmerged Marvel universe in the Avengers/JLA crossover event.
Actually, Infinity Gauntlets don’t even work in other Marvel universes. Reality warping in one universe does not mean you can change the reality of the multiverse much less the omniverse. The three Reed Richards, of the Interdimensional Council of Reeds, pictured below can only warp the reality of their universe within the Marvel multiverse with their infinity gauntlets (Fantastic Four #571).
Cross-over universes would be an example of cross dimensional manipulation not merging universes. In a cross-over universe, characters from two universes interact as part of a larger shared universe but the characters themselves have not merged. This was done in Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, Superman and Spider-Man, DC Special Series #27 (Batman vs. Hulk), and The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans #1.
The first major merging of universes happened in Amalgam Comics. Characters in the DC and Marvel universes have been merged into a single character.
Antimony (Debbie Walker) is a merging of DC’s Platinum and Marvel’s Scarlet Witch and Patsy Walker.
Apollo (Ray Summers) is a merging of DC’s Ray and Marvel’s Cyclops (Scott Summers).
Aqua-Mariner (Arthur McKenzie) is a merging of DC’s Aquaman (Arthur Curry) and Marvel’s Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie).
Beastling (Hank Logan) is a merging of DC’s Changeling and Marvel’s Beast.
Bismuth (Snapper Jones) is a merging of DC’s Tin and Snapper Carr and Marvel’s Toad and Rick Jones.
Black Bat (Barbara Gordon Hardy) is a merging of DC’s Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Marvel’s Black Cat (Felicia Hardy).
Bruce Wayne is a merging of DC’s Bruce Wayne and Marvel’s Nick Fury.
Castle is a merging of DC’s Steve Trevor and Marvel’s The Punisher (Frank Castle).
Catsai (Elektra Kyle) is a merging of DC’s Catwoman (Selina Kyle) and Marvel’s Elektra.
Cobalt (Lucius Richmond) is a merging of DC’s Gold and Lucius Fox and Marvel’s Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde).
Dare the Terminator (Slade Murdock) is a female merging of DC’s Deathstroke and Marvel’s Daredevil.
Dark Claw (Logan Wayne) is a merging of DC’s Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Marvel’s Wolverine (Logan).
Dial H.U.S.K. (Paige Guthrie) is a merging of DC’s Dial H for Hero and Marvel’s Husk.
Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier) is a merging of DC’s Doctor Fate and Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Charles Xavier.
Elastigirl is a merging of DC’s Elasti-Girl and Marvel’s Domino and Wasp.
Ferro Man (Piotyr Rasputin) is a merging of DC’s Ferro Lad and Marvel’s Colossus.
Firebird (Beatriz Grey) is a merging of DC’s Fire (Beatriz da Costa) and Marvel’s Phoenix (Jean Grey).
Huntress (Carol Danvers) is a merging of DC’s Huntress and Marvel’s Carol Danvers.
Iron Lantern (Hal Stark) is a merging of DC’s Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Marvel’s Iron Man (Tony Stark).
Iron (John Henry Steel) is a merging of DC’s Steel (John Henry Irons) and Iron and Marvel’s Unus the Untouchable.
Kid Demon (Wally West) is a merging of DC’s Wally West, DC’s Etrigan the Demon, and Marvel’s Danny Ketch, the 1990s era host of the Ghost Rider.
Kokoro (Tatsu “Betsy” Braddock) is a merging of DC’s Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro) and Marvel’s Psylocke (Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock).
Lobo the Duck is a merging of DC’s Lobo and Marvel’s Howard the Duck.
Magneto (Erik Magnus) is a merging of DC’s Will Magnus and Marvel’s Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr).
Mercury (Pietro “Pete” Allen) is a merging of DC’s Impulse (Bart Allen) and Marvel’s Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff).
Mister X (J’onn J’onzz) is a merging of DC’s Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz) and Marvel’s Professor X (Charles Xavier).
Moonwing (Dick Grayson) is a merging of DC’s Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Tim Drake and Marvel’s Moon Knight (Marc Spector).
Nickel (Lance Vale) is a merging of DC’s Mercury and Marvel’s Quicksilver.
Nightcreeper (Kurt Jack Ryder) is a merging of DC’s Creeper (Jack Ryder) and Marvel’s Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner).
Niles Cable is a merging of DC’s The Chief and Marvel’s Cable.
Diana Prince (Princess Diana of Themyscira) is an Amalgam version of DC’s Wonder Woman (Diana Prince).
Runaway is a merging of DC’s Gypsy and Marvel’s Rogue.
Shatterstarfire is a merging of DC’s Starfire and Marvel’s Shatterstar.
Sparrow (Jubilation Lee) is a merging of DC’s Robin (Carrie Kelly) and Marvel’s Jubilation “Jubilee” Lee.
Speed Demon (Blaze Allen) is a merging of the second Flash and Marvel’s Ghost Rider.
Spider-Boy (Peter Ross) is a merging of DC’s Superboy and (a clone of) Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Super-Soldier (Clark Kent) is a merging of DC’s Superman and Marvel’s Captain America.
Thorion is a merging of DC’s Orion and Marvel’s Thor.
Amazon/Wonder Woman (Princess Ororo of Themiscyra) is a merging of DC’s Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and Marvel’s Storm (Ororo Munroe).
Wraith (Todd LeBeau) is a merging of DC’s Obsidian and Marvel’s Gambit.
In Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes is more an example of a shared universe that has a long shared history except that some characters have been merged (Star Trek-Legion of Super-Heroes #2).
The Fatal Five (DC) has been transformed into the Imperial Elite. Castellan Kajz is a combination of Kajz Dox (DC) and Tharok (DC) but with Vulcan genes which we know because he says that “resistance is not logical”. The Emerald Empress (DC) is an Orion which is a Star Trek race. The Validus (DC) version of this universe is a Star Trek Mugato. The Persuader is a Star Trek Gorn. Mano (DC) appears to be a Star Trek Benzite (Star Trek-Legion of Super-Heroes #3).
The ultimate user of this power is Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty has merged her essence with characters from any number of universes!
A merging of the DC superheroes and the Looney Tunes universes in a McDonald’s happy meal.
There was a shared universe but not a merged universe in Superman and Bugs Bunny #1 (DC).
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