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With great power comes great responsibility and little happiness.
~ The Living Tribunal


The Living Tribunal is a humanoid cosmic entity who has existed as long as the Multiverse itself. Its function is to safeguard the Multiverse (the total sum of all alternate universes) from an imbalance of mystical forces. It may act to prevent one universe from amassing more power than any of the others, or from upsetting the cosmic balance in some way. The Tribunal may also act to prevent an overwhelming imbalance of good or evil within a universe.

The Tribunal manifests itself as a being with three faces, which represent the three sides of the Tribunal's personality. Its front face, through which it usually speaks, represents Equity, the fully hooded face on its right side represents Necessity, and the partially hooded face on its left represents Vengeance. All three voices must agree in a case before the Tribunal can intervene.

The Living Tribunal is the Abstract Embodiment of Multiversal Law & Order, and the collective manifestation of all existence, alongside all lesser Abstract Entities. For instance, Eternity and Infinity are part of his Face of Necessity, while Death is within the Face of Vengeance, and Galactus is of the Face of Equity, while the Fourth Face he does not have is The Stranger. This principle continues on all levels of reality, such as that lesser Abstracts, with Master Order being Necessity, Lord Chaos being Vengeance, and the In-Betweener the Equity that separates both, etcetera.

During the storyline Time Runs Out, more specifically within the pages of New Avengers issue #30, the entity was slain by The Beyonders alongside the majority of the Marvel Cosmic Pantheon. Later, during Thanos: The Infinity Finale, an alternative version of Adam Warlock replaced the entity, due to orders from Above All Others.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Low 1-A | Low 1-A

Name: The Living Tribunal, The Living Trinity, The Law of the Multiverse

Origin: Marvel Comics

Gender: Inapplicable

Age: Inapplicable

Classification: Cosmic Being, Abstract Entity, Judge of the Marvel Multiverse, Embodiment of the Marvel Multiverse & its Abstracts, Personification of Multiversal Law & Order

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Higher-Dimensional Existence, Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience, Multiple Selves (Type 1), Self-Sustenance (Type 1, 2 & 3), Immortality (Types 1, 3 & 5), Regeneration, Abstract Existence (Type 1), Incorporeality, Non-Physical Interaction, Transduality (Type 2), Extrasensory Perception (Remembers and knows when changes in the past are done), Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Cosmic Awareness, Precognition & Clairvoyance (His three visages see past, present and future, letting him "know all". Can showcase events happening), Reality Warping, Flight & Spaceflight, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Telepathy (Can constantly read a target's thoughts), Telekinesis, Life and Death Manipulation, Power Nullification, Energy Manipulation, Information Manipulation, Causality Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Avatar Creation, Void Manipulation, Law Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Fire Manipulation (Can accelerate a star to the end of its natural evolution, making it go nova), Sealing (Can seal off a universe from all others lest threats spreads), Summoning, Magic, Power Bestowal (Can give others a moment of Godhood), Teleportation, Self-Size Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Fate Manipulation, Limited Biological Manipulation & Healing Negation (Punished Dr. Doom by making so that each base act of malice from him would carve a new scar upon his face, this occuring no matter which vessel his mind resides within and with no other power being able to harm or heal it), Holds the powers of nearly all abstract and cosmic entities (As they are all part of his self. Has only demonstrated using the ones listed before)

Attack Potency: Low Outerverse level (All of the Marvel multiverse's abstract entities are just a part of his being, including Eternity, Infinity and Death), able to ignore durability in many ways | Low Outerverse level (He should at least be comparable to his predecessor)

Speed: Immeasurable (While moving within stopped time, he justified it with a statement to "transcend the realm of space and time"), Omnipresent state of existence across all the individual universes in the multiverse

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Immeasurable

Striking Strength: Low Outerversal | Low Outerversal

Durability: Low Outerverse level | Low Outerverse level

Stamina: Infinite

Range: Low Outerversal | Low Outerversal

Standard Equipment: Inapplicable

Intelligence: Nigh-Omniscient. His three visages see past, present and future, letting him "know all". | Nigh-Omniscient

Weaknesses: All faces must agree for action to be taken. Its Manifestation-bodies (or M-Bodies) hold comparatively very limited power.

Key: Original Living Tribunal | New Living Tribunal


Before modifying this page, please read the Power-scaling Rules for Marvel and DC Comics.

The Living Tribunal, while displayed as above the other Abstracts, being a sole entity across the whole multiverse, and capable of ending entire realities, did not demonstrate infinite-dimensional stature, nor his current level of importance until the late 1980s. As such, we cannot scale characters from the time before this to his later feats.



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