|“|| Before the multiverse was... I was. At the end of all things... I wait. I am the void... The breath between life and death... Between death and rebirth. Between heaven and hell. My true form is beyond that which you see. I transcend form -- and shape and substance. This body... This realm... And everyone and everything IN it... Are my Creations.
Return now to non-being... Feel the consciousness draining from you. Fell all that you are stripped away... Consumed. You are beyond loneliness. Beyond pain. Beyond even the memory of what you once were. Oblivion is all that -- and more. For unlike you... I have consciousness of what I am. I feel every ripple in the sea of eternal emptiness... Every ebb in the tide of eternal nihility. Death has his joys... As do Love, Eternity and the countless other cosmic deities who play their parts in the Divine Drama... But Oblivion... Has nothing.
|~ Oblivion, explaining its nature|
Oblivion is a character from Marvel Comics. It is the embodiment of nonexistence, residing beyond the multiverse and all the abstract personifications that make up its totality. While entities such as Eternity, Infinity, Death and even The Living Tribunal are connected to creation, and personify concepts essential for existence (Such as Time, Space, Death, or Order), Oblivion "exists" entirely beyond it, being outside form, shape, space and time. According to his own words, creation is cyclical, always being birthed from the nothingness that he embodies, and eventually always returning to nothingness.
It is notably distinct from the other cosmic and abstract forces of the Marvel multiverse, having never been seen under the jurisdiction of the Living Tribunal, and only ever interacting with the physical reality through manifestations, since his entry into the multiverse would result in its destruction. One such form was the Chaos King, an entity of darkness and destruction with powers so great that it acted as the direct opposite to the multiversal incarnation of Eternity, and nearly devoured all of existence, yet even the Chaos King is but a fraction of Oblivion's infinite self.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown. Varies | 1-A
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: Inapplicable. Immensely "Older" than the Marvel Multiverse
Classification: Cosmic Entity, Abstract Entity, Abstract Personification of Non-Existence, Nothingness, and the Void beyond all there is
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10), Non-Corporeal, Nonexistent Physiology, Abstract Existence (Type 1), Regeneration (High-Godly), Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Void Manipulation, Nothingness Manipulation, Entropy Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Flight / Levitation, Teleportation, Size Manipulation, Large Size (Type 11), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 2), Telekinesis, Telepathy, Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience, Avatar Creation
Attack Potency: Unknown. Varies (His manifestations can be as "weak" as the Universal Abstracts, or as powerful as the Chaos King) | Outerverse level (The Chaos King is only an infinitesimally small aspect of his self. Described as being a void of pure nothingness that exists outside and beyond the multiverse, devoid of form, shape, space and time. All of creation is an illusion from his perspective, and all its beings, both mortal and cosmic are merely phantoms. Creation itself, alongside all the entities that compose it inevitably return to the nothingness that he embodies, only to eventually be birthed anew in a neverending cycle)
Lifting Strength: Unknown. Varies | Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Unknown. Varies | Outerversal
Durability: Unknown. Varies | Outerverse level
Range: Varies | Irrelevant
Standard Equipment: Inapplicable
Weaknesses: None Notable
Key: Manifestations | True Oblivion
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We consider the Marvel handbook claims that Oblivion possesses a Chronal Dimension, and that The Living Tribunal is his superior in might to be inaccurate with the entity's actual history throughout the comics. This idea seems to mostly stem from Quasar #25, where Oblivion was portrayed as equal to Eternity, Infinity and Death. However, as revealed in Quasar #37, the storyline only actually involved M-Bodies of the entities, and as such does not directly scale to their true selves.
In addition, the other abstracts, including the Tribunal, have explicitly been referred to as manifestations of the Marvel multiverse, which is a construct of space and time, whereas Oblivion is quite beyond such limitations, according to his original definition; the entity itself has stated that if he entered the multiverse in his true form, a cosmic catastrophe would occur.