|“||All things stand as I determined the morning of the worlds. For you are the king of contrivance and manipulation Samael. But in that. As in all things----you learned from your father.||„|
|~ The Presence to Michael and Lucifer|
The Presence is the representation of the Judeo-Christian God in the DC Multiverse and the father of both Lucifer Morningstar and Michael Demiurgos. Although his power is virtually unparalleled, he rarely interferes in the affairs of mortals directly, instead acting through agents and aspects of himself, such as The Spectre.
Powers and Stats
Name: Yahweh, Jehovah, The Presence, God of the Covenant
Origin: DC Comics/Vertigo
Gender: Inapplicable. Portrayed as Male
Age: Inapplicable. Older than Creation
Classification: Deity, Supreme God
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 10), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 2), Large Size (Type 11), Abstract Existence (type 1), Transduality (Transcends The Endless and creation), Non-Corporeal, Shapeshifting, Regeneration (True-Godly), Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Law Manipulation (Shaped existence and its laws into effect), Void Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Acausality (Type 5), Causality Manipulation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Teleportation, Flight, Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience
Attack Potency: Outerverse level (The Presence is the creator god of the DC-Vertigo continuity, immensely above both Michael Demiurgos and Lucifer Morningstar, and superior to the boundless and beyond-dimensional Mother Night. Limited only by The Overvoid. In at least one story even the unbound Spectre and other archangels, who completely transcend dimensions, were presented as nothing but his thoughts/part of his imagination.)
Lifting Strength: Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Outerversal
Durability: Outerverse level
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Weaknesses: None notable
Note 1: The Presence has stated that he was shaped by external forces, apparently intended to be the beliefs and imaginations of humanity, rather than a 4th Wall reference to the writers or real-world humans. This concept was introduced in The Sandman: A Dream of a Thousand Cats, which depicts that originally cats were the dominant species on Earth, being giant beasts which hunted humans. However, the collected dream of a world where humans ruled over cats altered reality from it's very beginning, making it so that humans were always larger than cats.
He is incapable of killing The Great Evil Beast, with both being equal halves of the same whole. The Presence is also not fully Omniscient. There are certain things he doesn't know, and which occur outside of his plan, and he cannot know the thoughts of comparable beings.
Furthermore, as of the 2015 Vertigo Lucifer Comic, The Presence was severely injured, or temporarily killed by the archangel Gabriel Hornblower, although apparently with a weapon that he himself fashioned, and was later cut to pieces by Lucifer himself.
Finally, multiple comics have either suggested or outright stated that the Presence was born out of the primordial Void from which all things originate, thus making him just another character drawn from the canvas that is The Overmonitor.
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