For the universe referred to as "Terra Prime" by the residents of Earth-17, see Earth-1.

"When we restarted the universe, our worlds combined, and only we Paragons know it was ever any different."
J'onn J'onzz to Sara Lance and Ray Palmer[src]

Earth-Prime is one of the many universes in the new multiverse created during the Anti-Monitor Crisis. It, along with the new multiverse, was created by the Spectre and the Paragons after the Anti-Monitor destroyed the previous multiverse, though at the cost of Oliver's life. It was composed of elements from various previous Earths, such as Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-38, and Earth-TUD5 in an amalgamation that forms this new reality. A team was later assembled as this Earth's guardians.

History

Earth-Prime heroes.

The Spectre created a new multiverse, with this universe being part of it after all of the original multiverse was erased from existence.[1]

Due to the vibration frequencies being different in this multiverse, this Earth currently has no access to the rest of the new multiverse by normal means nor do its occupants appear to be aware of the new multiverse's existence.[2]

The history of Earth-1, Earth-38, and Earth-TUD5 seem to have all still happened with minuscule differences.[2]

Also, certain events have happened differently on this Earth. So far though, only the Paragons and a select few are aware of the changes.[2]

Events (in chronological order)

Timeline of Earth-Prime written by Cisco Ramon

B.C.

A.D.

Possible future

  • Fall of Star City (2040–2041; presumably prevented by the Canaries)[16]
  • Anti-Internet trolling Legislation was approved world-wide (circa 2126)[17]

Timeline alterations

Notable individuals

Residents


Refugees from the original multiverse


Visitors

From Netherverse

From the Fifth Dimension

From Earth-TUD7

From Hell

Known locations

A map of Earth-Prime's Earth drawn by Cisco


Appearances

Arrow

Season 8

DC's Legends of Tomorrow


Batwoman


Supergirl


Black Lightning

Season 3

The Flash


Mr. Parker's Cul De Sac

The Chronicles of Cisco

Trivia

  • It is unknown why so many refugees from the original multiverse were allowed to remain on Earth-Prime. They were presumably needed on Earth-Prime, their Earth wasn't restored, or The Spectre simply made errors during the creation of the new multiverse. However, in the case of Laurel Lance (Earth-2), he could've done this on purpose.
  • The lack of Oliver's body on Earth-Prime is an anomaly. Despite the fact he did exist there; no corpse was found after the multiverse reboot.
  • Due to an anomaly in the new multiverse, under normal circumstances, Earth-Prime will only allow a single version of one person to exist on it, or "Highlander" rules, in Cisco terms. However, so far it was only shown to apply to individuals from the old multiverse.
    • This applies to surving worlds, as if Earth-TUD17 was released from it's Brainiac 5's bottle, it would destroy both it and Earth of the Prime universe.
  • Encores seem to remember Earth-1, the previous version of Earth-Prime, due to being in Hell (a plane of existence unaffected by antimatter) at the time of Crisis.

Behind the scenes

  • Interestingly in the original comic Crisis, five earths survive the event and get merged into New Earth.
    • It seems that due to Earth-1's importance as where the portal to the Nexus is, the histories of the refugees/suvivors got mingled together with it during the reboot.
    • At the same time, this also hints Earth-96 was originally meant to merge with these Earths as well; until Superman was replaced by Lex Luthor as a paragon.
  • While not stated, it's likely the people of Earth-Prime are fusions of the versions of themselves of the Earths that fused into the new reality.
    • Supergirl mentioned J'onn restoring pre-Crisis memories would alter too many relationships. This implies such an idea is possible.
    • Nash Wells is a unique case, as he litteraly has the personalities of the other Harrison Wells in his head.
  • This universe shares the same name as the keystone "real world" in the comics, also designated as Earth-33.
    • The name could also be a nod to Prime Earth, which is the mainstream reality after Flashpoint.
  • Real-life similarities (all of which has been mentioned and seen) that have been confirmed to exist in this universe include people such as Marie Antoinette, John Carpenter, Chris Evans, John Hughes, Nazis, Grigori Rasputin, Ryan Reynolds, the Romanov family, Benjamin Siegel, the band Toto (who made the song "Africa"), Marv Wolfman, as well as mass media such as the magazine "The Advocate", the film Frost/Nixon, and the Mario Kart video game series.

Reference

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