"Citizens of the world, today we stand on the precipice of history. Ours is a world of pain, suffering. Of conflict, of chaos. But when you enter Obsidian's world, the problems of the real one melt away. In virtual reality, there is nothing to want. No reason to harm one another. It's a place we can be our best and truest selves. This world can be our real world. And it all starts today with the Obsidian Worldwide Unity Festival."
Lex Luthor[src]

The Obsidian Worldwide Unity Festival, or simply the Worldwide Unity Festival, was a global event. It was initially orchestrated by Obsidian North leader Andrea Rojas in hopes to help the world to become more unified, but it was manipulated to make the world helpless for the conquest plans of Leviathan.

History

Festival leaders

Andrea Rojas, with the help of the technicians and engineers of Obsidian North, created a program called the "Collective Dream",[1] mainly to be used by residents of National City, but, when her company, through the machinations of Gemma Cooper, started to cooperate with Lex Luthor and Luthor Corp,[2] the program was expanded and dubbed Obsidian Platinum. Lex went around the world and had meetings with national leaders promoting the VR lenses while having Luthor Corp launch satellites to expand the technology,[3] causing Andrea to want to capitalize on the exposure by having a launching event that also incorporated her desire for a better, less hurtful world; thus, the Worldwide Unity Festival was created.

Meanwhile, Lex and Gemma Cooper, who was truly the Jarhanpurian Gamemnae, previously worshiped as the Goddess of Technology, planned to use the festival as a first step towards global domination. Gamemnae plotted to kill four billion people while they were in virtual reality, then have her agents conquer the rest of the grieving world.

Supergirl talks to billions

On the day of the festival, over two billion people chose to participate by simultaneously entering Obsidian Platinum. Supergirl was forced to participate as well; however, she urged people to end their experience because a greater scheme was in play. Eventually, after her persuading, the people of Earth agreed with her and stopped the event.[4]

Aftermath

Because the event was stopped and because Supergirl asked people not to use the lenses, Obsidian North was massacred in the news as a front for Leviathan's world conquest plans; Bernardo Rojas made an official statement that he had a vote of "no confidence" in the leadership of his daughter, resulting in Obsidian North losing stock shares and customer confindence. Obsidian North ultimately went out of business. By the next day, Andrea had to save CatCo Worldwide Media from becoming bankrupt as well by sneaking into her father's office as Acrata and falsifying a sale of her stock to him so she could retain CatCo financially. Bernado Rojas went bankrupt.[5] Andrea blamed Lex Luthor for the mishap and sought to use CatCo to publish and expose him as a criminal, but the courts ultimately acquitted Lex of his "crimes against humanity".[6] However, employees who only worked for Obsidian but not CatCo, such as Kelly Olsen, became unemployed.[7]

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 5

Season 6

References

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