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Carterverse is a Portmanteau of the words Carter and [uni] verse, and an unofficial term for the fictional universe created by Chris Carter that covers the television shows The X-Files (including the two feature films and the comic universe), MillenniuM and The Lone Gunmen. According to this interview the series "The After" developed by Carter was intended to also be set in the Carterverse.

But not only the canon works are included to the Carterverse, but also the enormous works on FanFiction and Comics and novels (some tie-in, some stand alone) which are not considered as a canon.

The works are often similar in their content and thematic themes, such as the family and the loss of them, e.g., Mulder's sister Samantha, William Scully in The X-Files , Catherine Black and the feeling of security in MillenniuM, Thomas F. Hobbes and Sophie Green in Harsh Realm.[1]


The first use of the term verse in the X-Files fandom may have been by the user Henry Lee on January 30, 1996 in a discussion on [2].

The term "verse" was also used in the Xena fandom in March 1996. It was not used just to describe the shared universe of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, but also as a term the Xena fandom used to refer to itself.

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