Why did Professor Xavier and Magneto team up with Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse to found a new nation? Are all mutants really immortal now? Who would want to live on a sentient island that occasionally tries to eat you? Zach & Searnold will tell you all about the X-Men’s new status quo.
THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXTREME SPOILERS OF:
Giant-Size X-Men 01, circa 1975
Krakoa, the Island that Walks Like a Man
The Original 5 X-Men
The Quiet Council
Some Super Evil Mutants
Mystique and Destiny
An example of writer Jonathan Hickman’s Infamous Diagrams
Moira and Apocalypse, Life #9
Apocalypse and his 4 Horsemen
The Marauders, Featuring Kitty Pryde
Technarch, Worldmind, Phalanx, Titan, Stronghold, Dominion
Types of Societies [Universal]
A Titan is an interstellar society that has become so advanced that the density of its unified intelligence has collapsed space-time into a singularity.
All universal societies exist in partially atemporal space, but unlike StronGholds or Dominions, Titans are a singular, hermetic intellect. Isolationist and not a collective or a group.
Like all universal societies, on the Kardashev scale, a Titan represents a Type O civilization.
A Stronghold is a small network of connected Titans [normally five or fewer] typically confined to a galactic cluster or a dense collection of stacked galaxies.
Unlike Titans, Strongholds are not lone wolf societies that seek to avoid conflict with other universal societies. Strongholds are warring factions seeking to actively destroy or absorb other Strongholds in order to achieve Dominion status and often challenge the sovereignty of Dominions themselves.
If machines have religions, expansion and conquest are the altar at which Strongholds worship.
A Dominion is a collective of ten or more Titans acting in unison to control a particular sector [or sectors] of space in both area and epochs of time. And while the minimum number of Titans needed to compose a Dominion is ten, the average number of Titans in a Dominion is much higher than that.
For example, the local Dominion controlling the sector including Earth space is a collective numbering 112 Titans.
It’s worth noting that, in terms of intellect and power, a Dominion is not colloquially “godlike” but categorically “godlike” and indistinguishable from any and all mythic or religious comparisons.
[NOTE: Beyond universal abstracts [under which Dominions are seen as “naturally occurring”], the only primal threats that a Dominion fears are the World-Eater, Galactus, and the singular universal manifestation of life, the Phoenix.]