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Earth is the third planet from the sun of the Sol system in Sector 2814 of the Milky Way galaxy. It is the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the system, and home to Humans, Amazons, and Atlanteans). Earth is orbited by a single moon.
Rise of the Olympians
The King of the Olympians, Zeus, created Mankind, who eventually spread their civilizations across the planet. Following their creation, Ares came to grow jealous of his father's creations, strove to corrupt them with violence, inducing Zeus to create the Amazons to spread love among Mankind, countering Ares' influence.
In 28,000 B.C., Steppenwolf of Apokolips arrived with an army of Parademons on the orders of Darkseid with the intentions to utilize the power of the Mother Boxes to terraform the planet into one similar to Apokolips, but the invasion was met with resistance by a mighty alliance of Earth's armies, consisting of Amazons, Atlanteans, and Humans, with the assistance of Yalan Gur, the Sector's Green Lantern and the Olympians. After a prolonged battle, during which the Yalan Gur lost his life, Steppenwolf and his army were driven away in humiliation. The Mother Boxes were each given to the planet's civilizations by Zeus and were stored away.
Subjugation of the Amazons
Furthering his corruption of Mankind, Ares induced humanity to conquer the Amazons, leading Hippolyta to rise to lead her sisters to freedom once more. Meanwhile, the War of the Gods was against them, in which he slaughtered all of the other gods, until only Zeus remained. Zeus would defeat, wound, and drive his malevolent son into retreat, but was mortally wounded himself in the process. Before succumbing to his wounds, Zeus would father the "Godkiller" Diana by Hippolyta, and create the protected island of Themyscira for the Amazons to hide from Ares on, in order for humanity to once again have a godly savior from Ares one day.
Earth was one of the many planets scouted for colonization during Krypton's era of expansion. The planet was changed to be the destination for Scout Ship 0344 by Dev-Em while Kara Zor-El and her crew were in stasis. During an ensuing fight between Kara and Dev, in which both Kryptonians were affected by the radiation from the system's sun, the ship automatically set course to the surface of what would later be Canada.
World War I
Earth's second contact with extraterrestrial beings occurred 30 millennia later, in 2013, when Krypton's military leader, General Zod broadcast a message to the people of Earth announcing that they were not alone in the Universe and that he was in search of a member of his race who had been inhabiting their planet for over 33 years posing as a human.
After a separate attack that left Smallville, Kansas in ruin, General Zod attempted to alter Earth's atmosphere and create a new Krypton, partially destroying the city of Metropolis in the process. However, his plan was ultimately foiled and Zod himself was defeated and killed by Superman.
Death of Superman
Later on, determined to cease Superman's existence, in 2015 Lex Luthor unleashed the devastating abomination Doomsday that could have easily brought about the eventual extinction of human civilization on Earth if left unchecked. Weaponry of the U.S. military proved completely ineffective against the might of Doomsday which included fighter jets and a nuclear warhead. With the ability to unleash massive amounts of destructive energy to heal itself from any attacks, Doomsday proved to be near unkillable and more than even Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman could handle. Only near perfect coordinated attacks from the Trinity, and Superman's willingness to sacrifice himself to kill the Kryptonian/human hybrid monster using a Kryptonite spear (that ultimately weakened them both) saved the day. Though not without cost, as Superman and Doomsday delivered the final deathblows to each other Earth was saved once again, but now more vulnerable than ever with more eventual alien invaders on the way and Earth's most powerful champion presumed dead. These events prompt Batman to work with Wonder Woman to recruit a metahuman response team (the Justice League) to fill the void left by Superman's death, as Earth is almost certain to have another huge confrontation with powerful threats on the horizon.
When the ancient metahumans, Enchantress, and her brother, Incubus threatened to take over the world, the director of ARGUS, Amanda Waller sent Task Force X into the field to defeat them. Task Force X, a team of incarcerated criminals with exceptional abilities and skills, which could be forced to battle against such formidable threats, successfully defeated the powerful metahumans and saved the world.
In the present Steppenwolf sensing that earths defenses were lowered with the death of Superman enacted his second invasion of Earth. However he was once again defeated by the newly formed teamed of heroes known as the Justice League which consisted of a revived Superman.
Nations on Earth
- North Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- ↑ Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.
- ↑ Goyer, David S., Johns, Geoff, Snyder, Zack, Gates, Sterling (w), Ordway, Jerry (p), Ordway, Jerry, McLeod, Bob, Rubinstein, Joe, Wiacek, Bob (i), Hi-Fi (col), Leigh, Rob (let) & Quinn, Kristy (ed). Man of Steel Prequel: (May 18, 2013), DC Comics