|See also:||verse, Fullerverse, Xenaverse, Jossverse, Whedonverse|
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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.
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.
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.
Examples of the use of the term Carterverse
- Use in the OBBSEE Newsletter March / April 2000
- Blog entry, April 3, 2002
- Use in a user's post, 23 July 2004
- Use in a comment to a fan fiction by a user January 4, 2005
- dailyraoder.com: "Black Christmas: Now with more Morgan and Wong (of Morgan & Wong !!) Review by Doom", June 20, 2008
- Use in a forum post, February 12, 2010
- "NOT Labeadqua's X-Files Shack Frequently Asked Questions", (date unknown)