The anti-life equation is a techno-organic poison that afflicts Coluans.


When a Coluan afflicted by the anti-life equation is near their death, their form will glitch out before dying.[1]


When an eyepatched Brainiac 5 tried to prevent his doppelgänger from opening his Earth that he himself bottled from the antimatter wave during the Anti-Monitor Crisis, the latter killed his eyepatched doppelgänger with the anti-life equation, but not before warning his other doppelgängers about the bottle.

The equation almost killed the bottled Earth's owner, before being saved by another doppelgänger of his.[1]



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Behind the scenes

  • In the comics, the Anti-Life Equation is a mathematical formula that is said to have the ability to dominate the will of any sentient race or being. Many beings have sought this formula, with Darkseid being the most notable.
    • The formula is "loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding x guilt x shame x failure x judgement n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=dark side".


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