List of Marvel Universes
The Marvel Universe is a multiverse canon. According to the Marvel Comics Database the "Multiverse is the collection of alternate universes that share a universal hierarchy; it is a subsection of the larger Omniverse, the canon collection of all alternate universes. A large variety of these universes were originated from another due to a major decision on the part of a character. Some can seem to be taking place in the past or future due to differences in how time passes in each universe. Often, new universes are born due to time traveling, another name for these new universes is an alternate timeline."In her info post about major Marvel Universes and how they relate to Steve/Tony tsukinofaerii explains the multiverse like this:
What that means is that it has Canon AUs, where things happen differently but are still "canon" on their own terms. Some of these AUs are large and could be relied on as their own source, and others are barely an image and a blurb, usually called a "What If". Essentially what this means is that when Marvel wants to play with an idea that wouldn't fit in the story, they have a third option. [...] Whenever Marvel starts a new canon based off of old canon [...] it's assumed to be inextricably linked to other adaptations and the original, making a web of canons that cross and occasionally interact.
The characterization of the same character in different universes can be anything from quite similar to very different, backstory, personality and other details can stay the same or be completely changed from one universe to the next. This has consequences for the fandom: Some fans might ship a a pairing or follow their favorite characters by following different canon universes, others might ship different things in different univers and others might only be interested in one universe or others.
Earth-199999 (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Earth-199999 is the universe ID for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (short MCU). It includes only the movies produced by Marvel Studios, as laid out here; it does not include recent Marvel-based movies like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. However, it does includes the television series of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil, both of which are considered take place post-The Avengers, and Agent Carter, which is considered a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.
- See Iron Man Movieverse, The Incredible Hulk, Thor Movieverse, Captain America Movieverse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers Movieverse for fandom information.
Earth-555326 (Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow)
Earth-555326 is the universe ID for the Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (often shortened to Next Avengers or A-Next). It's interconnected with Earth-10943 and Earth-10071 which feature the same set of characters. The film focuses on The Avengers offspring; James Rogers (son of Black Widow and Steve Rogers), Francis Barton (son of Barbara Morse and Clint Barton), Henry Pym, Jr. (son of Giant Man and Wasp), Azari T'Challa (son of Black Panther and Storm), and Torunn (daughter of Thor Odinson and Sif). Tony Stark and the Vision also appear as their guardians.
Earth-3488 (Ultimate Avengers)
Earth-616 (Main Continuity)
Earth-616 is the primary continuity, in which most Marvel Comics take place. The universe is based on our reality and frequently makes references to real life celebrities, politicians and events. Technology seems to be a little more advanced than in our realitiy and magic exists.
The first Avengers team consisted of Iron Man (Tony Stark), the Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Giant Man/Ant Man (Hank Pym), Thor (Don Blake/Thor), the Hulk (Bruce Banner). Joined in Issue #4 by Captain America (Steve Rogers). Over time nearly all the major heroes ot the 616 universe were part of the Avengers team roster.
The X-Men are a team of mutant superheroes, formed by Charles Xavier, who trained young mutants to control their power and use them for the good of humanity and fighting against the rising anti-mutant sentiments in society. The first mutants he recruited were Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Marvel Girl.
- See Marvel Comics, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Young Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Daredevil for fandom information.
Earth-1610 (Ultimate Marvel)
Earth-1610. The Ultimate Marvel universe is an imprint that was launched in 2000. It basically "reset" many of Marvel's key titles from the beginning, starting over with a clean slate and showing the characters in high school and college, gaining their powers and encountering each other and antagonists for the first time. It "is considered a more modern reboot, with simplified backgrounds for most of the characters. Unlike many of the other continuities, it stands out very much on its own. Each arc can essentially be read as a stand-alone. Ultimates is also the origin of the black Nick Fury as played by Samuel L. Jackson (Nick is white in 616). Another notable change of race is Jan, who becomes Asian in 1610."
Characters who were updated include: Spider-Man (Peter Parker, who was succeeded by Miles Morales), Wolverine (Logan Howlett), the Hulk (Bruce Banner), Thor, Daredevil (Matthew Murdock), the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four.
- See The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, and Daredevil for fandom information.
Earth-20051 (Marvel Adventures)
Earth-20051 is the universe ID for the Marvel Adventures (short MA) comics line, which ran from 2005 to 2012. This line replaced the Marvel Age comics line, and "is/was the All Ages line of comics, so the history is fairly simple and there's no significant arcs to follow. This is the universe where everything is happy and nothing hurts. And also, Steve and Tony have basketball dates and go for burgers. The individual histories are essentially the same as in the main continuity, with less complexity and fewer dark themes." Unlike many Marvel lines, every Marvel Adventures comic is designed to tell a stand-alone story.
The lines published under the Marvel Adventures imprint were Avengers, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. The Avengers team in this line was comprised of Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Giant Girl/The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Wolverine (Logan Howlett), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Hulk (Bruce Banner).
- See Marvel Adventures: Avengers for fandom information.
Earth-90214 (Marvel Noir)
Earth-90214 is the universe ID for the Marvel Noir comics line, which ran from 2008-2010. It transposed Daredevil, Deadpool, Iron Man, Luke Cage, the Punisher, Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men into the 1920s, and added elements of noir and pulp fiction. Kingpin also in 2008.
- See Daredevil, Deadpool, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Punisher, Spider-Man, Wolverine and X-Men for fandom information.
Earth-311 (Marvel 1602)
Earth-311 is a pocket universe that was created when the Steve Rogers of Earth-460 was sent into the past of Earth-616. His arrival in the past caused the early emergence of mutants (witchbreed) and superheroes in the early 17th century and led to the destabilizing of reality. To restore the 616 universe the alternate history was separated from the original timeline and preserved in a jewel by Uatu the Watcher. The universe contains characters from Marvel Comics, re-imagined for the new historical context. Characters include Peter Parquagh (this reality's version of Peter Parker), Matthew Murdoch (Matt Murdock), Sir Nicholas Fury (Nick Fury), Carlos Javier (Charles Xavier), Jean Grey, Scotius Sumerisle (Scott Summers), Robert David Banner, 'The Four from the Fantastick' (Fantastic Four), Natalia Romanova (Natasha Romanova), Lord Iron (Tony Stark), and many others.
- See The Avengers, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and X-Men for fandom information.
Earth-295 (Age Of Apocalypse)
Earth-295 is the universe ID for the 1995–1996 X-Men crossover storyline. The universe was created when Legion (David Haller - the son of Charles Xavier) travels back in time with the intention of killing Magneto, however instead Xavier dies trying to protect Magneto. The character Bishop is the only one aware of the universe changing. Instead of straying away from the idea of a peaceful existence between mutants and humans, Magneto started believing his friend's idea. Apocalypse, an immortal mutant villain, chooses this moment to begin his world conquest. The X-Men rise to try and defeat him.
The Age Of Apocalypse storyline was adapted in the X-Men: The Animated Series. The storyline was also briefly adapted in Wolverine and the X-Men in the season finale and would have been Season 2's main storyline if the series hadn't been canceled.
Earth-811 (Days of Future Past)
Earth-811 is a the universe ID for The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142, published in 1980. It deals with a dystopian future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps by the Sentinels. An adult Kate Pryde transfers her mind into her younger self, the present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history that triggers anti-mutant hysteria - the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly.
The Days of Future Past storyline was adapted in the X-Men: The Animated Series, Bishop taking the role of Kitty in this version. The storyline was also adapted in Wolverine and the X-Men, in which Charles Xavier takes over the role of Kitty traveling through time.
In the X-Men Movieverse, a version of it will be the main focus in the sequel to X-Men: First Class, however this time with Wolverine transferring his mind into his younger self to help Charles Xavier, Magneto and Mystique in order to change their fate.
Earth-982 is a universe ID for the MC2 imprint of Marvel Comics spun off on the What If? #105 (1998). The MC2 Universe was conceived by Tom DeFalco as a possible alternate future for the Marvel Universe, taking place 15 years in the future. The main series focused in this universe are Spider-Girl (daughter of Peter & Mary Jane Parker), A-Next (new team of Avengers), and J2 (Juggernaut's heroic son). The last two titles were later replaced with Fantastic Five (along with the original 4 members, team also included Lyja as Ms Fantastic (Johnny's wife), Franklin Richards (Sue & Reed's son), Kristoff Vernhard (Reed's half-brother) and Wild Thing (Wolverine & Elektra's daughter).
Earth-982 is also a universe ID for the 2099 imprint of Marvel Comics created in 1992. The initial universe began with Spider-Man 2099, Ravage 2099, Doom 2099, and Punisher 2099 being launched in subsequent months. Due to fans request for more, Marvel created: X-Men 2099, Hulk 2099, 2099 Unlimited, Ghost Rider 2099, Doom 2099, X-Nation 2099, and Fantastic Four 2099.
- Marvel 2099 at Wikipedia.
- Marvel 2099 at Marvel.com
- Earth-928 at Marvel Database.
- Marvel 2099 works at AO3
Earth-1298 (Mutant X)
Earth-1298 is a the universe ID for Mutant X comics published in 1999-2001. It parallels Earth-616, however instead of focusing on Scott Summers (who was captured by the Shi'ar with his parents), it focused on his younger brother Alex Summers who had escaped capture and led to him to be the eventual leader of a superhero team called The Six. The Six team consisted of Alex (Havok), Ororo Munroe (called Bloodstorm), Hank McCoy (called Brute), Warren Worthington (called Fallen), Bob Drake (called Ice-Man), Madelyne Pryor-Summers (called Marvel Woman and later Goblyn Queen), Captain America (mutant & successor to the original), and Remy LeBeau (Gambit).
The Mutant X universe reimagines Mister Fantastic, Nick Fury, and Professor X as villains and Doctor Doom and Apocalypse as heroes. The universe also features Alpha Flight, Thor, The Avengers (led by Black Widow), Defenders, Eternals, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Starjammers, X-Men (led by Magneto), Daredevil, Elektra, Marauders, and S.H.I.E.L.D..
Earth-58163 (House of M)
Earth-58163 is the universe ID for House of M comics/storyline first published in 2005. It takes place inside Earth-616, where the Scarlet Witch warps the fabric of the universe while she was mentally unstable. The warp had recreated her lost children and Magneto was the ruler. Due to this Wanda, Quicksilver, and Polaris were treated as royalty. Due to a large group of superheroes and Layla Miller, the universe was restored back to normal... except the cost of it had Wanda uttering the words "No More Mutants", affecting Earth-616 Mutant population - decimating it into only 198 mutants with the abilities still in tact, the thousands of others were depowered.
Civil War Ends Worse #1. "Tony died as a result of the Extremis virus, and Steve leads the world's heroes in a rebellion against the Super Human Registration Act. It doesn't go well. Without Tony, the government's response is outright villainous. Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies (If They're Lucky). Does feature Steve donning the Sentinel of Liberty Armor."
Earth-2149 & Earth-91126
Two universes with Zombies. "Zombie apocalypse starts in 2149 and is transported to 91126. There was a brief crossover with 616 in the Deadpool series, wherein Deadpool's zombie head (called Headpool) was a plot point."
Earth-2182 (Professor W's X-Men)
In a universe where Wolverine goes berserk and kills Professor X, he becomes the leader of a new X-Men team. Nightcrawler is his field commander. Their team consists of Nocturne (daughter of Nightcrawler and the Scarlet Witch), Kitty Pryde (16 year old version), the Phoenix Force (in Colossus' empty body), Armageddon (son of Apocalypse), and Plague (embodiment of the Legacy Virus). Also apart of the team is James Proudstar (this reality's Thunderbird).
Cyclops never forgives Logan for killing Prof. X, and assembles his own team consisting of Rogue (Earth-TRN031), White Dwarf (Earth-1010), The Beast (Earth-902), Radioactive Man (Earth-TRN032), and The Blob (Earth-TRN033). Hyve (Earth-TRN158) and Blink (Earth-1026) were apart of Cyclops' team.
The Mangaverse. "First rule of the Mangaverse is that we don't talk about the Mangaverse. It's not a small print, but Steve is president, Tony is a head in a jar, and there are giant robot transformers."
The universe where Tony is a girl. "At one point Reed Richards was trawling through the multiverse (as one does) looking at "peaceful alternatives" where Civil War was prevented. One of them was Earth-3490, where Civil War was prevented by the marriage of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Iron Woman (Natasha Stark). According the one one-image panel to the right, they muted one another's aggressive tendencies, which allowed the 50 State Initiative to complete. I can only speculate on the extremely hot sex."
- Buy You A Mockingbird by jadedoll - Marvel 616 and 3490 crossover. Tony promises to take care of his child from an a different universe. Written for Cap/Iron Man Big Bang. (2011)
Civil War Ends Worse #2. "Steve was not assassinated, and instead was tried as planned. Tony is killed by Bill Foster's nephew (who blamed Tony for his uncle's death), and this is used as even more anti-hero propaganda that results in worse fighting. Earth is even less prepared for the Skrull invasion."
In this universe Tony Stark became Sorcerer Supreme instead of Stephen Strange.
- All My Yesterdays series by Penumbren. On Earth-9810, Sorcerer Supreme Tony Stark investigates an alien energy disturbance, runs into a group of friendly superheroes, and discovers a living legend. Then the villains of the piece show up for revenge and try to take what they consider theirs.
- The Shadow of Tony Stark by Teyke. Multiverse story that features Tony the Sorcerer Supreme in the cliffhanger for the next part of The Undone Universe series.
Civil War Ends Happily Without Tony Being A Girl. "Instead of keeping his cards close to his chest, Tony asked Steve for help. Steve oversees Registration, ensuring that it runs smoothly, because who wouldn't trust him?"
Earth-41001 (X-Men: The End)
Earth-41001 is the universe ID for comics series of "X-Men: The End" & "GeNext". X-Men: The End was split into three books where they focus on the end of days for the X-Men and their adventures in an alternative future. GeNext is supposed to take place 10 years after the events of X-Men: The End.
X-Men: The End characters were mainly focused on Cyclops, Emma Frost, Rogue, Gambit, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Aliyah Bishop, Beast, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Cassandra Nova, Professor X, Madelyne Pryor, Lilandra, Mr. Sinister and Mystique along with the offspring of the X-Men.
GeNext characters were focused on the new generation: Becca Munroe (Daughter of Storm), Rico Richards (alleged son of Franklin Richards), Olivier Raven (Son of Rogue and Gambit), Rebecca LeBeau (Daughter of Rogue and Gambit), Pavel Rasputin (Grandson of Colossus/Son of Kid Colossus and Polaris), Megan Summers (Daughter of Cyclops and Emma Frost). Beast, Cecilia Reyes, X-23, Emma Frost, and Cyclops also appear.
Earth-11052 (X-Men: Evolution)
Earth-11052 is the universe ID for the X-Men: Evolution (short XME) animated series. It ran for four seasons and focuses mainly on the X-Men characters. Unlike the previous X-Men animated series, this Universe has some of the more familiar X-Men as teenagers, such as Scott Summers, Jean Grey, Kurt Wagner, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue. The adults in this universe Professor X, Wolverine, and Storm, and later when Beast joins the team. The character X-23 made for the show was later was incorporated into comic book Earth 616 canon.
Other Marvel characters that were in shown in the universe were Captain America and Nick Fury. There were several other Marvel references such as the "Stark Enterprises" is seen during an exterior shot of New York City and a small Spider-Man reference when Angel was reading the Daily Bugle.
- See X-Men: Evolution for more fandom information.
Earth-8096 (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
Earth-8096 is the universe ID for the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (short A:EMH) animated series. It ran for two seasons, and it stands alone fairly well; it has a lot of callbacks and in-jokes, but tends to lean more to the Classic Avengers (of early 616 continuity) than to more current canon. The Avengers team in A:EMH is comprised of Iron Man (Tony Stark), Thor, Hulk (Robert Bruce Banner), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Yellowjacket (Hank Pym), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Black Panther (T'Challa), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), and Vision (with some characters joining later and leaving the team for stretches of time). Most characters have origin stories and in some cases supporting cast based on the 616 universe ( for example Pepper Potts and Bucky Barnes. Steve Rogers and Bucky are introduced in episodes set during World War II leading up to the accident that suspends Steve in ice and then introduces him to the "present" timeline when the Avengers find him.
The broader Marvel Universe seems to exist in the background of the Avengers stories. The Fantastic Four join forces with the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy exist and join forces with the Avengers. Other characters like Red Hulk are introduced over time and in the episode New Avengers a second Avengers team is formed with Spider-Man, War Machine, Wolverine, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the Thing. In the episode Masters of Evil a newspaper is shown with the cover story "Secret School for Mutants?" which also hints at the existence of the X-Men.
- See The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes for fandom information.
Earth-904913 (Iron Man: Armored Adventures)
Earth-904913. Iron Man: Armored Adventures is an animated TV series. It ran for two seasons, and tells the story of Tony Stark and his friends as teenagers not as adults (other characters are often aged down accordingly, some are now older than Tony Stark when in comics they wouldn't necessarily be) and Tony has a notably better relationship with his father Howard Stark than he has in other canons. His best friends in this universe are James "Rhodey" Rhodes and Pepper Potts (in this universe her full name is Patricia Potts, not Virginia), who share his adventures and late become War Machine and Rescue. They battle many classic Iron Man villains and work with S.H.I.E.L.D (which seems to be based on the MCU/Ultimates version).
Later Tony is befriended by a new classmate Gene Kahn, the young Mandarin, who is in search of the mystical ten rings and becomes his antogonist later in the series.
Other heroes like the Black Panther (also a teenager), the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye exist in this universe. In the episode The X-Factor a few X-Men characters are introduced and the existence of Charles Xavier's school for mutants is confirmed. Other characters like Reed Richards, Henry Pym and Thor are mentioned, as well as the deeds of Captain America during World War II. There is no mention of the Fantastic Four as an existing superhero team. In the episode Extremis it's also revealed S.H.I.E.L.D. has recovered Captain America's body though he's still frozen in ice and no further developments are known.
In this universe magic (as used by Doctor Doom) is explained as very advanced technology.
- See Iron Man: Armored Adventures for fandom information.
Wolverine and the X-Men
The show mainly focuses on Wolverine, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Beast, Storm, Charles Xavier, Rogue, Colossus, Shadowcat, Iceman, Forge, Bishop, Domino, Polaris, Jean Grey, Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Blink, and Quicksilver.
- See Wolverine and the X-Men for fandom information.
Earth-92131 (X-Men: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series)
Earth-92131 is the universe ID for 1990s animated series universes of X-Men: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series (including some tie-in comics). It shares a large amount of Earth 616 canon details since they followed closely to the comic storylines, however it is still considered a different universe and both shows shared a few crossover episodes.
The X-Men team consisted of Professor X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine, Beast, Gambit and Jubilee. The Spider-Man show usually focused on Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson along with Aunt May, The Black Cat and J. Jonah Jameson. Both shows mainly featured most of the classic villains such as Mystique, Magneto, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Kingpin, etc. Other major guest appearances appeared such as The Punisher, Iron Man, Blade, Daredevil, Bishop, Cable, X-Factor members (Polaris & Havok), Alpha Flight, S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Strange, Captain America, Captain Britain, Morlocks, Starjammers, Mister Sinister, Apocalypse and Hulk.
- X-Men: The Animated Series on FFN
- Spider-Man: The Animated Series on FFN
- X-Men: Animated Series on AO3
Earth-8107 (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends)
Earth-8107 is the universe ID for the 1980s animated series of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and ran for three seasons and had a few comic book tie-ins. The show focused on Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iceman (Bobby Drake), and a third character that was created for the show, Firestar (Angelica Jones) who was later introduced into Earth 616 canon. Firestar was originally created to replace the character Human Torch (Johnny Storm) due to some legal issues with the character.
- See Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends for fandom information.
Earth-534834 (Iron Man/Fantastic Four/The Incredible Hulk)
Earth-534834 is the universe ID for 1990s animated series of The Incredible Hulk (1996-1997), Iron Man: The Animated Series (1994-1996), and Fantastic Four: The Animated Series (1994-1996). All three shows shared some crossovers episodes.
Earth-91119 (Super Hero Squad Show)
Earth-91119 is the universe ID for the 2009-2011 animated series of Super Hero Squad Show & its comic tie-ins. The series is a self-aware parody of the Marvel characters especially focused on The Avengers.
The main characters are: Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Reptil, Silver Surfer, Falcon, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Scarlet Witch. Other characters in the Marvel universe were also featured such as Cyclops (and other X-Men), Luke Cage, Loki, Doctor Doom, Captain Britain, Fantastic Four, She-Hulk, Nick Fury, etc.
Earth-101001 (Marvel Anime)
Earth-101001 is the universe ID for the 2011 anime series of Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade. Also listed in this universe are the anime films: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher and Iron Man: Rise of Technovore.
- Marvel Comics Database: Multiverse. (Accessed 06 January 2013)
- tsukinofaerii in cap_ironman. An Info Post!, 27 October 2011. (Accessed 06 January 2013)
- Age of Apocalypse - Wikipedia page.
- Days of Future Past - Wikipedia page.
- "X-Men: Evolution" Season 2 "On Angel's Wings"
- Marvel Database: Earth-101001