The One Above All is regularly thought of as the Marvel Universe’s identical to God. He is all knowing and all incredible, yet would he say he is actually a divine being?
One of the most respected conventions of comic book being a fan is the versus banter. Fans and makers the same love to envision and contend about who might win between their preferred characters, and some of the time this can even prompt some truly extraordinary fanart. At whatever point individuals are discussing who the most grounded characters are there’s one character everybody can concur positions at the highest priority on the rundown the Marvel Universe’s supreme maker God, The-One-Above-All.
Clarifying exactly who The-One-Above-All (or TOAA for short) is somewhat troublesome, on the grounds that he isn’t generally a fleshed out character – however a greater amount of a symbol for the author themselves. TOAA once in a while appears in a physical structure in Marvel Comics, yet when he does he normally shows up in a camouflage or intermediary. The most remarkable exemption to this standard was Fantastic Four #511, where TOAA rather assumed the presence of Lee’s associate (and funnies legend in his own right) Jack Kirby. In any case, notwithstanding showing up as an exacting God who can do anything, there’s one inquiry concerning TOAA that has never been absolutely replied by the funnies: Is The-One-Above-All truly God?
The most clear verification that TOAA is the genuine monotheistic ‘Lord’ of Marvel’s Universe is that, from a meta point of view, TOAA speaks to Marvel Comics essayists and editors interceding on their creation. DC’s Animal Man accomplished something fundamentally the same as during the ’90s when Writer Grant Morrison had Animal Man truly meet his own author. And keeping in mind that metafiction is a reliable subject in Morrison’s reference index, Marvel utilizes it considerably more sparingly, so when TOAA shows up in a comic, it’s substantially more critical.
The second in-universe clarification for TOAA’s godhood is that it’s been affirmed as evident by the most grounded contents in the multiverse. Close to TOAA is another being known as the Living Tribunal, the most remarkable being in Marvel standard (yet not amazing enough to abstain from being removed of Avengers Endgame) who generally fills in as an astronomical appointed authority sent to uphold the laws of the real world. The Living Tribunal answers just to TOAA and is respected by him and each other theoretical element in Marvel as being supreme and truly “above” them all as far as force and significance. Other unique elements, including Death and Eternity, have correspondingly affirmed that TOAA is Above every single other being in the grandiose chain of importance in the Multiverse.
Comic books aren’t generally reliable, and there are a couple of counterarguments to TOAA’s cases to godhood. The first is that The-One-Above-All truly being God doesn’t represent other, comparable creatures who have all the earmarks of being all-powerful also, the most celebrated of which being The Beyonder, named in light of the fact that he clearly originates from “Past” the typical Marvel Multiverse. 2015’s Secret Wars hybrid, conceivably the most goal-oriented Event comic at any point distributed, presented a whole race of Beyonders who were so incredible they could forever murder the Living Tribunal, and in spite of these outsiders compromising all of presence The-One-Above-All was mysteriously absent in that comic.
There’s likewise the way that few individuals in-universe really question TOAA’s godhood. During the 2011 hybrid Fear Itself the evil presence Mephisto makes the case that The-One-Above-All wasn’t generally God however simply “the greatest child in all the play areas.” Most as of late in the 2019 book The Infinity Ending (proposed by Thanos maker Jim Starlin as a fabulous finale for the character) Thanos himself figures out how to hold onto power from The-One-Above-All, and in a discussion with the Living Tribunal TOAA himself suggests that he isn’t generally transcendent.
Is The-One-Above-All the genuine God of Marvel, or is it another person? Nobody has ever inside and out affirmed or denied TOAA’s godhood, and the main individuals to contend against it in-universe are Mephisto (a strict Satan original) and Thanos. Yet, The Infinity Ending has never been affirmed as ordinance either, and the vast majority of what Jim Starlin has composed for Thanos post The Infinity Gauntlet will in general get disregarded by the remainder of Marvel.
Truly from a story point of view whether TOAA is really the genuine “God” doesn’t make a difference. TOAA has consistently been a vague, all-ground-breaking figure in the Marvel cosmology and legitimately affirming who he truly is would remove his shine. The-One-Above-All absolutely seems, by all accounts, to be God, thus far he’s done an entirely great job as the transcendent leader of Marvel’s multiverse.