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        "description":"<strong>Trial of Galactus<br /><br /></strong> <div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"87802\"><div class=\"wiki-img-left\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/229/87802-198280-galactus_super.jpg\" title=\"Galactus\"><img id=\"87802\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/229/87802-198280-galactus_medium.jpg\" alt=\"Galactus\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Galactus</div></div></div></div>The Shi'ar put <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mr-fantastic/29-2151/\">  Reed Richards</a> on trial for the crimes of genocide. He was guilty of reviving <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/galactus/29-2149/\">  Galactus</a> after he was defeated on <a href=\"/earth/34-57183/\"> Earth</a>. Shortly after his revival, Galactus proceeded to consume the Skrull throneworld, resulting in the death of billions. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/watcher/29-7120/\">  Uatu the Watcher</a>, acting as his lawyer and with the help of <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/odin/29-3507/\">  Odin</a> and Galactus himself, convinced the gathered tribunal that Galactus is a necessary force of betterment of the universe, not a villain. This was done by summoning <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/eternity/29-11332/\">  Eternity</a>. The truth as shown by Eternity however, is so grand and overpowering that none of the tribunal's members can remember it fully, although the comprehension stays.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Phoenix Saga<br /><br /></strong> <div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"194672\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/8849/194672-68526-dark-phoenix_super.png\" title=\"Dark Phoenix\"><img id=\"194672\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/8849/194672-68526-dark-phoenix_medium.png\" alt=\"Dark Phoenix\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Dark Phoenix</div></div></div></div><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/dken/29-40902/\">  D'Ken Neramani</a>, a corrupt Shi'ar ruler, attempted to use the powerful <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mkraan-crystal/18-44426/\">  M'Kraan Crystal</a> to take over the universe. His younger sister <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/lilandra/29-6144/\">  Lilandra</a> and her new allies, the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/x-men/65-3173/\">  X-Men</a>, foiled his plans. He was rendered comatose by the crystal, and Lilandra then took over as the Majestrix of the Shi'ar Empire. The X-Men, as well as most of Earth's other superheroes, have had cordial if not friendly relations with the Shi'ar Empire ever since.<br /><strong>Deathbird</strong> <p>In the 1980s, Lilandra and D'Ken's unstable exiled elder sibling, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/deathbird/29-6089/\">  Deathbird</a>, made several attempts to overthrow her sister from power. Deathbird even resorted to attacking Lilandra's Earth-based allies in order to achieve her goals. She is also responsible for initially directing the alien parasites known as the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/brood/65-4987/\">  Brood</a> towards the Earth and its heroes. Deathbird was eventually deposed with the assistance of the X-Men. In the 1992 crossover <em><i>Operation: Galactic Storm</i></em>, the Shi'ar annexed the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/kree/65-7588/\">  Kree</a> Empire at the end of the Kree-Shi'ar War and Deathbird was placed into a prominent position as viceroy of Hala, the Kree homeworld. However, Deathbird did not last long in this position and the current status of the Kree territories is unclear. The Shi'ar have had recent contact with the Spartoi, described as an equally advanced distant race, noted for <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/starlord/29-10957/\">  Star-Lord</a>'s citizenship.<br /><br /><strong>Cassandra Nova</strong></p> <p><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/professor-x/29-1505/\">  Professor Xavier</a>'s evil twin sister, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/cassandra-nova/29-11317/\">  Cassandra Nova</a>, single-handedly destroys a good portion of the Shi'ar Empire. Inhabiting the body of her brother, Nova asserts control of Empress Lilandra and causes a Shi'ar civil war. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/jean-grey/29-3552/\">  Jean Grey</a> is instrumental in ending this threat.<br /><br /><strong>Phoenix Endsong &amp; End of Greys</strong></p> <p>Even though Jean Grey did the Shi'ar a big favor by eliminating the threat of Cassandra Nova, the Shi'ar still want her dead. In the Phoenix Endsong series, a group of Shi'ar tried to permanently kill the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/phoenix-force/29-2164/\">  Phoenix Force</a> and Jean Grey. Jean, however, escaped their suicide bomb attack and returned to the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/white-hot-room/34-50483/\">  White Hot Room</a> to restore herself. In the recent \"End of Greys\" story arc, the Shi'ar wanted to wipe out the Grey genome and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/kid-omega/29-40583/\">  Quentin Quire</a> with the purpose of eliminating the possibility of a new Omega-level mutant becoming a host for the Phoenix Force. The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/shiar-death-commandos/65-55991/\">  Shi'ar Death Commandos</a> murdered Jean Grey's father, niece, nephew, and other relatives in an alien invasion on Earth, thus inciting the wrath of Jean's daughter <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/rachel-summers/29-3566/\">  Rachel Summers</a>, who has vowed vengeance on the entire Shi'ar Empire. Recent events seem to indicate the Shi'ar Council was responsible for this, and that Lilandra is unaware of what has been done in her name.<br /><br /> </p><h3>Captain Universe: Universal Heroes</h3> <div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"1466423\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-thumb\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/10812/1466423-113544_78208_gladiator_super.jpg\" title=\"Captain Universe\"><img id=\"1466423\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/10812/1466423-113544_78208_gladiator_thumb.jpg\" alt=\"Captain Universe\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Captain Universe</div></div></div></div><br />After learning that The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/uni-power/12-44362/\">  Uni-Power</a> was malfunctioning Empress Lilandra and the Shi'ar Council dispatched <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/gladiator/29-4653/\">  Gladiator</a> to Earth under the belief that it had become a threat to all civilized worlds and needed to be contained. Once he arrived on Earth, Gladiator came into conflict with The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/fantastic-four/65-3804/\">  Fantastic Four</a> and was forced to face <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/captain-universe/29-27193/\">  Captain Universe</a> (who had merged with The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/invisible-woman/29-2190/\">  Invisible Woman</a>) in combat,&nbsp;which nearly cost Gladiator his life. The Uni-Power then merged with the badly injured Gladiator and showed him that it did not pose a threat to anyone. After saving Los Angeles from a tsunami, Gladiator extended to The Uni-Power, an invitation to come back with him to The &nbsp;Shi'ar&nbsp;Throneworld&nbsp;as a guest while their scientists tried to solve The Uni-Power's dilemma.<br /><br />Unfortunately while Gladiator and The Uni-Power were en route to the Empire both of them were captured by an energy-consuming reptilian space vampire who called himself <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/krosakis/29-44347/\">  Krosakis</a>, who not only stripped Gladiator of all his power but also forced The Uni-Power into merging with him, thus turning Krosakis into Captain Universe. Luckily The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/silver-surfer/29-2502/\">  Silver Surfer </a>was able to sense The Uni-Power's plight and defeated Krosakis by overloading him with The Power Cosmic. The Surfer then&nbsp;permanently infused a portion of The Power Cosmic into The Uni-Power and repaired it, considering all they had been through over the years Gladiator believed The Surfer when he said The Uni-Power had been cured and allowed it to return to Earth while he took Krosakis back to The Shi'ar Throneworld so he could be placed on trial for his crimes.<br /><br /> <h3>Annihilation</h3><br />As the war against <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/annihilus/29-10964/\">  Annihilus</a>' invasion forces&nbsp;tore countless neighboring Star Empires asunder Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord contacted The Shi'ar Empire&nbsp;on the behalf of Richard Rider a.k.a. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/nova/29-2105/\">  Nova</a> and his United Front hoping that&nbsp;The Shi'ar&nbsp;would help them bring Annihilus down once and for all. However The Shi'ar decided that it would be best, for them anyways, if they kept their position as a neutral party for the time being and would wait to see how the War played out.<br /><br /> <div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"112642\"><div class=\"wiki-img-left\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/462/112642-145643-rise-and-fall-of-the_super.jpg\" title=\"Fall of the Shi'ar\"><img id=\"112642\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/462/112642-145643-rise-and-fall-of-the_medium.jpg\" alt=\"Fall of the Shi'ar\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Fall of the Shi'ar</div></div></div></div><strong>Fall of the Shi'ar</strong> <p>A few years after&nbsp;the events of&nbsp;Phoenix: Endsong&nbsp;and Captain Universe: Universal Heroes;&nbsp;The Shi'ar were brutally assaulted by an&nbsp;X-Men villain called <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/vulcan/29-21233/\">  Vulcan</a>. During his tenure as majestor of the empire, D'Ken killed Vulcan's mother <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/katherine-summers/29-15328/\">  Katherine Summers</a> (also mother to long time X-Men Scott and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/havok/29-3546/\">  Alex Summers</a>) and made him a slave for most of his adolescent life. Bent on revenge against D'Ken, Vulcan attacks the Empire. Not only that, but within the empire, there is a coup to dethrone Lilandra and return D'Ken to power, with the aid of Deathbird. The X-Men once again team up with their space allies, the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/starjammers/65-14871/\">  Starjammers</a>, to stop both Vulcan and the plot to return rulership of the empire to D'Ken. In the end, Vulcan kills his father, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/corsair/29-7591/\">  Corsair</a>, and D'Ken, and assumes the throne of the Shi'ar Empire for himself, with Deathbird as his queen; Lilandra and the Starjammers now lead a resistance against Vulcan's rule.<br /><br /><strong>Emperor Vulcan</strong></p> <div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"138740\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/138740-134228-vulcan_super.jpg\" title=\"Vulcan\"><img id=\"138740\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/138740-134228-vulcan_medium.jpg\" alt=\"Vulcan\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Vulcan</div></div></div></div>The civil war between Vulcan's forces and those loyal the dethroned Lilandra rages on. Led by <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/havok/29-3546/\">  Havok</a> and the Starjammers, Lilandra's forces gradually whittle away at Vulcan's forces, which are plagued by defections. The Shi'ar, contrary to Vulcan's expectations, are not happy to have an outsider as their ruler. Vulcan is discouraged by this, but Deathbird convinces him that they will come to accept him. Warned in advance of a rebel raid on Feather's Edge, Vulcan and his fleet ambush the Starjammers. However, in the middle of the battle, his ship, the Hammer, is destroyed by the Scy'ar Tal (translates as \"Death to the Shi'ar\"). Vulcan and Gladiator (still the praetor of his Imperial Guard) attack the leader of the Scy'ar Tal and are easily defeated, whereupon they retreat deeper into Shi'ar space. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/rachel-summers/29-3566/\">  Marvel Girl</a> makes contact with the Eldest Scy'ar Tal and discovers their true origin. The Scy'ar Tal were originally called the M'Kraan. Early in their history, the Shi'ar attacked them, killed a great number of their people, making the rest flee for their lives. Eventually, the Shi'ar settled on their planet, took the M'Kraan Crystal as their own, and passed down the legend of the M'Kraan Crystal as a sacred gift from their deities, Sharra &amp; K'ythri. The M'Kraan then changed their name to Scy'ar Tal and devoted their culture and society to the destruction of the Shi'ar Empire. With their first attack, they destroyed Feather's Edge by transporting a star to obliterate it. After which, Vulcan makes contact with the Starjammers to call a temporary ceasefire. Under the ceasefire, the Shi'ar and the Starjammers decide to take out the Finality, thus crippling the Scy'ar's biggest threat. Once Havok and Vulcan are in position to destroy Finality, the Eldest Scy'ar trys to stop them. Once Vulcan figures out how the Eldest is powered, he severs the connection Eldest has with his brothers, making him powerless. Once the connection is severed, the Scy'ar become unorganized, and the tide of the battle shifts to the Shi`ar. The Shi'ar then proceed to attack both the Scy'ar and the Starjammers. Meanwhile, Vulcan blasts Havok into a sun. Vulcan decides to use Finality to destroy the Scy'ar by using the weapon to place a star in the middle of their fleet. Alex returns and, having absorbed enough power to burn him, decides to end things with Vulcan. While they battle, Rachael and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/korvus/29-41208/\">  Korvus</a> try, but fail to stop the beacon that will initiate the attack by the Shi'ar. The Shi'ar <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/imperial-guard/65-6097/\">  Imperial Guard</a> end Alex's battle with Vulcan by appearing with the Starjammers in captivity, threatening to kill them. Before surrendering, Alex destroys Finality. With Alex and the Starjammers in custody Vulcan declares that he will return the Shi'ar Empire to its former glory.",
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        "description":"<h2>History</h2><p>Gotham City is one of the oldest Eastern urban centers in the US. It nestles at the mouth of the turbid Gotham River upon islands once peopled by the vanished Miagani tribe of</p><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"1870482\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/31566/1870482-all_star_western_1_super.jpg\" title=\"\"><img id=\"1870482\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/31566/1870482-all_star_western_1_medium.jpg\" alt=\"\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\"></div></div></div></div><p>Native Americans. A Norwegian mercenary founded Gotham City in 1635, but the British later took it over. It was also the site for a major battle in the American Revolution.</p><p>There is also a story that 17th-century Gotham Village\u00b4s first dwelling was, in fact a asylum that predated city\u00b4s infamous Arkham Asylum. A man called Hiram was first building a chapel but his partner in crime of murder insisted it to became a sanatorium.</p><p>Gotham\u00b4s 19th-century patrons envisioned their community as a concrete and steel stronghold for pious righteousness and booming industrial growth, and for many generations the wealth and business ventures of Wayne family bolstered the city\u00b4s economy, but it is best known for it\u00b4s soaring crime rate, urban legends and Gothic spires.</p><p><b>Geography</b></p><p>Gotham City\u2019s actual location was never fully explained. The location would vary depending on the writer. A majority of writers usually put Gotham City on the eastern coast on the shores of Lake Gotham. There have been maps created for Gotham but it has also varied many times. Sometimes Gotham City is based on the actual eastern coast and sometimes it would reside around Manhattan or Vancouver.</p><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"159759\"><div class=\"wiki-img-left\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/2532/159759-63892-gotham-city_super.jpg\" title=\"\"><img id=\"159759\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/2532/159759-63892-gotham-city_medium.jpg\" alt=\"\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\"></div></div></div></div><p>During the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/no-mans-land/39-42106/\">No Man\u2019s Land</a> story arc, it showed a map of Gotham and it seems to be based on Rhode Island\u2019s geography. Sometimes it has been shown to be a completely original eastern coast and would tie Gotham in with Metropolis. In this version, Gotham is placed on opposite sides of a large bay. It is also located right next to <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/bludhaven/34-55771/\">Bludhaven</a>. The distance between Gotham City and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/metropolis/34-41184/\">Metropolis</a> was never fully stated so therefore it would vary over the years. It has been as close as a neighboring city, to as far as several hundreds of miles away. When the Atlas of the DC universe was finally published in the 90s, it revealed that Gotham City was south of <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/new-jersey/34-55712/\">New Jersey</a> and Metropolis. However, various references in the comic books indicate that it's somewhere in New Jersey it has other references saying that it is in <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/new-york-city/34-41183/\">New York</a>.</p><p>According to DC legend Neal Adams, Gotham's real world counterparts are <a href=\"/new-york-city/34-41183/\">New York City</a> and <a href=\"/chicago-illinois/34-55728/\">Chicago</a>.</p><h2>Architecture</h2><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"86315\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/669/86315-18024-gotham-city_super.jpg\" title=\"\"><img id=\"86315\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/669/86315-18024-gotham-city_medium.jpg\" alt=\"\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\"></div></div></div></div><p>Gotham City was Commissioned by Judge <a href=\"/solomon-wayne/29-77680/\">Solomon Wayne</a> to <a href=\"/cyrus-pinkney/29-77681/\">Cyrus Pinkney</a>. Solomon Wayne saw Pinkney's Plans and decided to promote his art.</p><p>Throughout the years, the architectural appearance of Gotham City has varied greatly. Currently, Gotham is portrayed as having a mix of Art Deco, Neo-Gothic and Post-Modernist styling, characterized by enormous sky-scrapers, high-reaching spires, and the presence of gargoyles and other iconic statuary. A constant factor in the depiction of</p><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"159758\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/2532/159758-189141-gotham-city_super.jpg\" title=\"\"><img id=\"159758\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/2532/159758-189141-gotham-city_medium.jpg\" alt=\"\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\"></div></div></div></div><p>Gotham City is element of urban decay, which plagues the city even after it's reconstruction.</p><p>In all rendition, regardless of creator, Gotham's architecture acts as a major literary device, used to set the atmosphere and tone. Writer Dennis O'Neill has described Gotham, figuratively, as \"... Manhattan below Fourteenth Street at eleven minutes past midnight on the coldest night in November.\"</p><h2>Notable Residents</h2><p>Batman was not actually the first DC hero in Gotham. During the Golden Age, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/alan-scott/29-12663/\">Alan Scott</a> (Green Lantern) and the Golden Age <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/black-canary/29-1689/\">Black Canary</a> lived in Gotham.</p><p>Gotham City is the city where the crime fighters <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batman/29-1699/\">Batman</a> and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/dick-grayson/29-1691/\">Dick Grayson</a> operate. Eventually the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batman-family/65-45515/\">Batman Family</a> would grow and include <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/tim-drake/29-9290/\">Tim Drake</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/oracle/29-5368/\">Barbara Gordon</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/huntress/29-1690/\">Huntress</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batgirl/29-1701/\">Batgirl</a> and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batwoman/29-9052/\">Batwoman</a>.</p><p>Though Batman is the first superhero that comes to mind when Gotham City is raised, many other DC characters are known to be living in Gotham City: <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/plastic-man/29-6270/\">Plastic Man</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/zatanna/29-5691/\">Zatanna</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/zatara/29-19190/\">Zatara</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/question/29-3211/\">The Question</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/creeper/29-5713/\">The Creeper</a>, and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/simon-dark/29-47794/\">Simon Dark</a> . The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/justice-society-of-america/65-27589/\">Justice Society of America</a> has also been shown to operate in Gotham City.</p><p>Also many important criminal reside in Gotham such as the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/joker/29-1702/\">Joker</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/harley-quinn/29-1696/\">Harley Quinn</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/killer-croc/29-3725/\">Killer Croc</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/riddler/29-3718/\">the Riddler</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/two-face/29-5555/\">Two-Face</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/penguin/29-4885/\">the Penguin</a> and many others.</p><p>Cyrus Gold was wealthy Gotham gentleman and philanthropist who was killed in 'Slaughter Swap', and later resurrected as the monstrous villain <a href=\"/solomon-grundy/29-8342/\">Solomon Grundy</a>. Grundy typically resides in Gotham's sewer system and has been an inconvenient, and often reluctant, enemy of Batman.</p><h2>Important places</h2><ul><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/arkham-asylum/34-31682/\">Arkham Asylum</a></li><li><a href=\"/wayne-manor/34-55767/\">Wayne Manor</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batcave/34-31340/\">Batcave</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batbunker/34-56723/\">Bat-Bunker</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/the-iceberg-lounge/34-56813/\">Iceberg Lounge</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/crime-alley/34-55715/\">Crime Alley</a></li><li><a href=\"/ace-chemical-processing-plant/34-57342/\">Ace Chemicals</a></li><li><a href=\"/wayne-enterprises/34-56461/\">Wayne Enterprises</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/blackgate-penitentiary/34-56051/\">Blackgate Penitentiary</a></li><li><a href=\"/old-wayne-tower/34-57625/\">Old Wayne Tower</a></li><li><a href=\"/robinson-park/34-57125/\">Robinson Park</a></li></ul><h2>Notable Neighborhoods</h2><h3>Gotham Heights</h3><p>Gotham Heights is an upper-middle class neighborhood in Gotham City, and was under the protection of a teenaged Tim Drake as Robin. The neighborhood is markedly nicer than most areas of the city with little sign of urban decay and poverty.</p><p><b>The Bowery</b></p><p>One of Gotham City\u00b4s worst neighborhoods. It is located to north of Crime Alley and includes Crown Point, a smaller inner-district ridden with crime, homelessness and prostitution.</p><p><b>The Cauldron</b></p><p>An area known for organized crime, it is run by the Irish Mob.</p><h3>Chinatown</h3><p>Gotham City\u00b4s Asian neighborhood.</p><h3>Diamond District</h3><h3><b>Fashion District</b></h3><h3><b>Financial District</b></h3><h3><b>The East End</b></h3><p><b>An underdeveloped part of Gotham troubled with crime, drugs, poverty and prostitution.</b></p><h3><b>Gotham Docks</b></h3><p><b>Gotham City\u00b4s harbour.</b></p><h3><b>Gotham Village</b></h3><p><b>Bohemian area of the city. Similar to New York City\u00b4s Greenwich Village.</b></p><h3><b>Old Gotham</b></h3><p>Old part of the city where GCPD headquarters are located.</p><h3>Toxic Acres</h3><p>Abandoned neighborhood of newly built houses, but unsuitable for habitation due to closeness of a toxic waste dump.</p><h2>Organized Crime</h2><h3><b>Falcone Crime Family (Italian)</b></h3><p><b>Run by <a href=\"/carmine-falcone/29-42288/\">Carmine \"The Roman\" Falcone</a> , and after his death by his daughter <a href=\"/sofia-falcone-gigante/29-22812/\">Sofia Gigante</a> until her death.</b></p><h3><b>Galante Crime Family (Italian)</b></h3><p>Control\u00b4s the East side of Gotham.</p><h3><b>Maroni Crime Family (Italian)</b></h3><p><b>Run by <a href=\"/luigi-maroni/29-53824/\">Luigi \"Big Lou\" Maroni</a> and after his death by his son <a href=\"/salvatore-maroni/29-42582/\">Sal Maroni</a> who was responsible for scarring Harvey Dent.</b></p><h3><b>Odessa Crime Family (Ukrainian)</b></h3><p>Arms dealers.</p><h3><b>Riley Crime Family (Irish)</b></h3><p>Run by <a href=\"/ventriloquist/29-47655/\">Peyton Riley</a>'s father Sean Riley until his death.</p><h3><b>Sabatino Crime Family (Italian)</b></h3><p>The first crime family of Gotham.</p><h3><b>Dimitrov Crime Family (Russian)</b></h3><p>Run by Yuri Dimitrov. Arch enemies of the Maroni Crime Family.</p><h2><b>Bars and Nightclubs</b></h2><h3>Finnigan\u00b4s</h3><p>A bar frequented by the uniformed cops.</p><h3>The Iceberg Lounge</h3><p>Fancy nightclub located in downtown Gotham and operated by the Penguin.</p><h3>My Alibi</h3><p>An underworld bar.</p><h3>The Stacked Deck</h3><p>An underworld nightclub.</p><h2>Sports Teams</h2><p>Football: Gotham Wildcats, Gotham Knights, Gotham Rogues</p><p>Basketball: Gotham Guardsmen</p><p>Baseball: Gotham Knights, Gotham Griffins</p><p>Ice Hockey: The Gotham Blades</p><p><b>The Location</b></p><p>The actual location of Gotham City is said to be in New York, along the eastern coast of the state.</p><h3>Media</h3><p>Gotham City is also seeing in the Batman Animated Series in the 1992 Batman Series up to 1999 and in 2001-2006 the Justice League Animated Series and also in Batman:The Brave and the Bold in 2008.In the Teen Titans Animated Series from 2003 to 2006. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/beast-boy/29-3586/\">Beast Boy</a> and the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/teen-titans/65-19081/\">Teen Titans</a> where playing football in the park and Beast Boy said while playing the game 1 Gotham City 2 Gotham City 3 Gotham City.<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/terra/29-5307/\">Terra</a> said to Beast Boy when they were going out to have some pie at a bar. She told Beast Boy that she just moved to LA from Gotham City.<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/cyborg/29-2388/\">Cyborg</a> said to the Titans that he was punched and got thrown half way to Gotham City.</p><h3>Films</h3><p>Gotham appears in every Batman film.</p>",
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        "description":"<h2>Location of Krypton</h2><p><b>Krypton</b> was located close to <a href=\"/earth/34-57183/\">Earth</a>, at least in cosmic terms. It was 50 light years from Earth and orbited a red giant star known as <a href=\"/rao/29-45048/\">Rao</a>. Krypton is roughly Earth sized and was part of <a href=\"../../green-lantern/12-41148/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Green Lantern</a> sector 2813 (Earth is in sector 2814). However, in the story \"Superman: Birthright\", Krypton was said to be in another galaxy, approximately 2.2 million light-years away. Krypton is home to a race of people known as Kryptonians that are similar to humans but are more closely related to Daxamites. Under their red sun, the Kryptonians became a more technologically advanced society.</p><h2>The People and Culture</h2><p>Krypton was a world renowned for its scientific achievement. As a culture, the people lead an idyllic life surrounded by robots and followed a ritual path through life. One of their achievements was their Clone Banks. Their mastery of cloning allowed them to live an eternal youth and their society grew ever more hedonistic. In these banks each Kryptonian would maintain three mindless Clones which could be used as spare parts if their \"owner\" was ever injured. There was growing concern however, that the clones too had rights. At first what started out to be a pacifist movement ended up being The Clone Rights Movement that began with the teachings of Sem-M. One clone gained independent sentience, causing the debate to escalate into conflict. Eventually the Clone Rights Movement formed such a large force that they rebelled against the ruling authority. The advanced scientific knowledge of the Kryptonians was turned into super weapons and Krypton's Clone War began. Two weapons were created at this time, the <a href=\"../../eradicator/29-5377/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Eradicator</a> and the Destroyer. The Eradicator had altered the genes of Kryptonians so that they could never leave their planet again. The Destroyer was aimed at the planet's core, by pro-clone forces causing a chain reaction. The Destroyer was stopped when the government ended hostilities and the planet was saved.</p><p>Krypton would never be the same. The world was left with no wildlife and the people began living in isolation from one another and other races. Direct physical contact became prohibited and procreation was facilitated by birthing matrices. Krypton had peace again, but their world was sterile and joyless.</p><p>Daxamites</p><p>The people of <a href=\"../../daxam/34-42416/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Daxam</a> originated on Krypton. They left to explore the universe, though they were altered by the Eradicator as they left, leaving them fatally vulnerable to lead.</p><h2>Points of Interest</h2><h3>The Anti-Gravity Sky Palace</h3><p>A marvel of Kryptonian engineering - this domed structure hovers above the planet's surface.</p><h3>Argo City</h3><p>This city was flung into space by a Krypton-quake. It was accompanied by a huge air bubble. On this space-fragment, later was born <a href=\"/supergirl/29-2351/\">Supergirl</a>.</p><h3>Atomic Town</h3><p>One of Krypton's largest cities.</p><h3>Fire Falls</h3><p>A place where Krypton's inner fires pour through a fissure and create a spectacular sight.</p><h3>Fort Rozz</h3><p>A massive stronghold.</p><h3>The Gold Volcano</h3><p>A volcano that spews forth molten gold.</p><h3>Great Krypton Sea</h3><p>The planet's largest body of water.</p><h3>The Hall of Worlds</h3><p>A museum containing replicas of hundreds of known planets and their moons.</p><h3>Jewel Mountains</h3><p>An immense geologic formation of gem stones.</p><h3>Jor-El's Laboratory</h3><p>Site from which the rocket bearing the infant <a href=\"/superman/29-1807/\">Superman</a> (Kal-El) was launched by <a href=\"/jor-el/29-9561/\">Jor-El</a>.</p><h3>Kandor</h3><p>Before Krypton blew up, this city was reduced in size by space-villain <a href=\"/brainiac/29-4684/\">Brainiac</a> and placed in a bottle which is now kept in <a href=\"/fortress-of-solitude/34-41185/\">Superman's Fortress</a>.</p><h3>Kryptonian Zoo</h3><p>Home to such creatures as the Metal-Eating Beast, The Living Wheel Creature, and the Radium-Eating Gorilla.</p><h3>Lake Trom</h3><p>A large lake on the continent's south eastern side.</p><h3>Meteor Valley</h3><p>Long before life existed on Krypton, this valley was created by a monstrously gigantic meteor that glanced off the surface of the planet.</p><h3>The Planetary Weather-Control Tower</h3><p>The science facility tasked with maintaining control over the planet's weather.</p><h3>Rainbow Canyon</h3><p>Site where a perpetual rainbow exists.</p><h3>Robot Factory</h3><p>Where Krypton's robotic labor force is built.</p><h3>The Scarlet Jungle</h3><p>A place of red vegetation; created by a weird experiment.</p><h3>Small Kryptonian Sea</h3><p>A picturesque getaway in the continent's south west.</p><h3>The Xeno River</h3><p>Krypton's largest West-East river, it feeds into Lake Trom.</p><h2>Global Catastrophe</h2><p>The planet's core became increasingly unstable, due to the reactions the Destroyer had caused and began emitting deadly radiation. The scientist, <a href=\"../../jor-el/29-9561/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Jor-El</a> discovered that the planet would soon explode. Jor-El was unable to convince his associates of the impending danger, who could not conceive of leaving Krypton and was himself prevented from leaving. However, he sent his child's birthing matrix to safety shortly before the planet exploded.</p><h2>Notable Residents</h2><p>Krypton is most famous for being the birthplace of Kal-El, better known as <a href=\"../../superman/29-1807/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Superman</a>. It was also home to his parents, Jor-El and <a href=\"../../lara/29-9562/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Lara</a> and his cousin, Kara Zor-El ( <a href=\"../../supergirl/29-2351/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Supergirl</a>). It was also the birthplace of <a href=\"../../general-zod/29-13075/\" rel=\"nofollow\">General Zod</a> (General Dru-Zod) and his allies <a href=\"../../ursa/29-41953/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Ursa</a> and <a href=\"../../non/29-41954/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Non</a>. The monster, <a href=\"../../doomsday/29-9989/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Doomsday</a>, was also created there by a scientist known as Betron. Betron is known for teaching Kryptonians the science of genetic engineering and for later being killed by his creation <a href=\"/doomsday/29-9989/\">Doomsday</a>.</p><p><b><u>Notable Cities</u></b></p><p>Antarctic City</p><p>Argo City</p><p>Atomic Town</p><p>Bokos Island</p><p>Erkol</p><p>Kandor</p><p>Kryptonopolis</p><p>Vathlo Island</p><p>Xan</p><p>Borga City</p><h2>Neighboring Planets</h2><p>Rao (sun)</p><p>Mithen (moon)</p><p>Wegthor (moon)</p><p>Xenon (Possible former moon that spun out of Krypton's orbit.)</p><p>Note: There may have been another four unnamed planets in the Rao system. The sun Rao has also been designated Negus-12.</p><h2>Other versions of Krypton</h2><p><b>Krypton of Earth-One</b></p><p><a href=\"http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/user/15000/c9bd2d5f2fb6cea41198dc6a2f817331/145178_400.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/user/15000/c9bd2d5f2fb6cea41198dc6a2f817331/145178_150.jpg\" /></a></p><p><b>Silver-Age[Earth-One]Krypton</b></p><p>The Silver Age Krypton happened between the 50's and 70's. Many people looking to add something new to Krypton, trying to find different ways about the dead planet's origin as their inspiration , began to realize that for a planet that exploded had a lot of survivors. So in Superman: The Movie this allowed designer John Barry (who also did Star Wars and A Clockwork Orange) to create Krypton into a crystalline utopia. This version of Krypton featured a highly advanced society, where this planet is crime-free. Criminals will be banished into outer space until the criminal's crime intention was completely erased and he/she will be put to use again after his/her sentence is over.This kind of sentence was completely ignored after Jor-El discovered the Phantom Zone.This Planet Krypton was destroyed due to Krypton's unstable uranium core exploding.</p><p><b>Krypton of Earth-Prime</b></p><p>This version of Krypton is where Superboy-Prime comes from. This Krypton had a unstable red sun that threatened to consume the whole planet. Jor-El and Lara initially tried to build a device that could teleport them across the galaxy. The prototype of the machine that they built was able to carry no more than fifty Kryptonian pounds of weight. <a href=\"/jor-el/29-9561/\">Jor-El</a> knew that the council of science was not considering taking action. At the very last moment when their red sun threatens to consumed their world, he put <a href=\"/superman-prime/29-40756/\">Kal-El</a> in his prototype machine, where the machine transmitted Kal-El's atoms across the galaxy, so the child would be safely rematerialized on Earth. Moments after that, a large radioactive solar flare that was generated by Krypton's red sun completely consumed the entire planet. Everyone there died instantly.</p><p><b>Krypton of Earth-Two</b></p><p>This is where the Golden Age Superman comes from.There is nothing much to know about this Krypton. However, it is stated that everyone of this Krypton possessed super-powers due to their \"millions of years of evolution\",although to a quite lower extant.This Krypton was destroyed due to \"old-age\".</p><h2>Krypton In JLU</h2><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"445754\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/14751/445754-pan06_super.jpg\" title=\"Krypton: In The Mind Of Superman\"><img id=\"445754\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/14751/445754-pan06_medium.jpg\" alt=\"Krypton: In The Mind Of Superman\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Krypton: In The Mind Of Superman</div></div></div></div><p>In the <a href=\"/justice-league-unlimited/65-45101/\">Justice League Unlimited</a> Episode, \"For The Man Who Has Everything\" <a href=\"/mongul/29-12162/\">Mongul</a> enters the <a href=\"/fortress-of-solitude/34-41185/%20\">Fortress of Solitude</a> on Superman's birthday and gives him a gift called the Black Mercy, an animal that attaches to your chest and grants people their every desire. When the animal attached itself to <a href=\"/superman/29-1807/\">Superman</a>, it made Superman a <a href=\"/krypton/34-30670/\">Krypton</a> and on this planet his parents was still alive and he had a his own wife Loana and son Van-El. After having many tremors and hearing the voices of <a href=\"/batman/29-1699/\">Batman</a> and <a href=\"/wonder-woman/29-2048/\">Wonder Woman</a>, he realized that it was all a dream and he had to end up giving up evrything he loved. Despite much pain from having to give up knowing what he had come to love more than anything, he was able to tear away from this dream world, resulting in another destruction of Krypton but this one being nothing more than just a dream. This episode was based on <a href=\"../../superman-annual-for-the-man-who-has-everything/37-119463/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Superman Annual #11</a> by Alan Moore.</p><h2>Smallville</h2><h3><span id=\"Prehistory\">Prehistory</span><span></span></h3><p>When the Scrolls of Rao were written, the Ruling Council decided that, should Krypton be destroyed, a chosen Kryptonian could rise on another planet and make a utopia. They hid all of their knowledge in the form of a crystal that was broken into three parts, creating the Stones of Power. The chosen Kryptonian journeyed to the planet Earth where he hid the stones at three different locations; this Kryptonian also came across a tribe of Indians known as the Kawatche and started a new prophecy on Earth about how he would return from the stars to save their world or send another chosen Kryptonian.</p><p><a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Dax-Ur\" rel=\"nofollow\">Dax-Ur</a> was one of the greatest scientists to live on Krypton. He designed the <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Brainiac\" rel=\"nofollow\">Brain InterActive Construct</a>, a self-aware, conscious supercomputer that could permanently run Krypton on a day-to-day basis without the need for manual labor. Dax-Ur then realized the destruction his creation could cause if it fell into the wrong hands and abandoned his designs without completing their construction. He fled Krypton, seeking solace on Earth, where he planned to study the effects that the planet's yellow sun had on various Kryptonian minerals.</p><p>In 1961, Jor-El traveled to Earth as a rite of passage by his father, and unwittingly fell in love with Louise McCallum and met Hiram and Jessica Kent. He left his memories, stored in a memory pendant, behind on Earth and returned to Krypton.</p><p>Jor-El and Lara met sometime after his adventures on Earth, and the two were married sometime before he became a member of the Ruling Council.</p><p>In 1966, a terrible war was fought against the forces of Black Zero, who succeeded in destroying the Kryptonian city of Kandor; among those killed were the wife and young son of Zod who, at that time, was a major in Krypton's military. During this time, the Council commissioned Jor-El to construct an Orb containing the DNA of Krypton's strongest (including Zod and Jor-El himself) with the intent of sending it to Earth so they would be resurrected if Krypton was ever destroyed. Kandor was re-built sometime after its destruction by Black Zero.</p><p>Years after the death of his wife and son, Zod rose to the rank of General, married Faora and began his plans to take over Krypton.</p><h3><span id=\"The_War\">The War</span><span></span></h3><h4><span id=\"Early_War\">Early War</span><span></span></h4><p>Zod was a strong believer in the old barbaric ways of Kryptonian society, and believed that his people had become weak and therefore needed to be dictated. So over the years as he grew in power, he gathered loyal disciples and forces that he would use in an attempt to overthrow the Ruling Council and conquer Krypton. When he believed that he had enough forces, Zod mounted an attack on Krypton, beginning a war with the Council.</p><p>After the war had been going on for some time, Zod had caused damage to the Council, so they asked Jor-El to create Dax-Ur's Brain InterActive Construct to aid in the war against Zod, using its extensive knowledge to help the Council defeat Zod. However, Zod learned of the creation of Brainiac and was able to corrupt it, making it an ally to him and his disciples.</p><p>During this time, Zor-El attempted to kill Jor-El, believing that his brother had stolen Lara from him. After his assassination attempt on Jor-El, he was disgraced as a scientist and became the operator for Kandor's mine. Zod used Zor-El's hatred of Jor-El against Krypton, and Zor-El joined Zod's efforts to take over Krypton.</p><p>Since Zod and Faora were unable to conceive children after trying for so long, they decided that, by using genetic engineering, they would create their own ultimate son. Zod and Faora gathered the DNA of the most violent Kryptonian species and fused them all together with their own DNA. They planned to send their \"<a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Doomsday\" rel=\"nofollow\">son</a>\" to Earth, where he would destroy the population, leaving the planet deserted so that, in case Zod could not rule Krypton, they would rule Earth as a <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/House_of_Zod\" rel=\"nofollow\">family</a> instead.</p><p>Zod gave major roles in the war to his two closest disciples, Aethyr and <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Nam-Ek\" rel=\"nofollow\">Nam-Ek</a>, whom he would let make decisions on where their forces should attack. Nam-Ek and Aethyr often conversed with Zor-El, who would tell them of the Council's plans and where would be best to attack and weaken the Council.</p><h4><span id=\"Leading_to_Krypton.27s_Destruction\">Leading to Krypton's Destruction</span><span></span></h4><p>Krypton began experiencing massive tremors during the war, and the Council asked Jor-El to investigate. Jor-El suspected that the tremors where caused because Zor-El was operating Kandor's mine (the last one remaining not in Zod's hands) at full capacity, mining too deep. When the Council questioned Zor-El, he claimed that, without the mine working at full power, the Council would not have enough resources for the war, and that the tremors were temporary and caused by the attacks suffered during the war. Convinced, the Council allowed Zor-El to continue operating the mine at the same capacity.</p><p>Zor-El, however, had a different agenda. A strong believer in Rao's prophecy, he believed himself to be the chosen Kryptonian who would rise on Earth and create a paradise. Because of this, when he realized that Zod was starting to fulfill the prophecy by ravaging Krypton, Zor-El decided that he would complete the prophecy by igniting the planet's core and destroy Krypton.</p><p>Jor-El and the Council eventually managed to apprehend Zod and most of his followers.Jor-El convinced the Council to destroy all portals leading to Earth in order to prevent the rest of Zod's followers from escaping through them. The Council and Jor-El destroyed Zod's physical body and placed his essence in the Phantom Zone, along with his wife Faora, leaving them with no escape unless they inhabited a Kryptonian vessel.</p><p>After Zod was captured, Jor-El learned about his association with Zor-El. He forced his brother to stop the dangerous mining operations and placed him under arrest by locking him inside the powered-off mine control room. Zor-El was almost finished with the ignition of the planet's core, so he commanded Brainiac to override the lockdown, allowing him to complete the ignition and escape.</p><h3><span id=\"Destruction\">Destruction</span><span></span></h3><p>Zor-El made plans for him and Kara to flee Krypton before its destruction, but she found out about his ties with Zod and tried to expose him. Zor-El, with the help of his disciple Augo, tried to stop Kara, but she was able to notify Lara. When Zor-El tried to stop Kara, she pushed him into a cluster of hologram crystals, injuring him. Zor-El then erased Kara's memory and sent her away to Earth in a spaceship along with a blue crystal that contained his DNA, which could create a clone of him since his injury prevented him from traveling to Earth with Kara.He also put Lara's DNA in the crystal for two reasons: Because of his feelings towards her, and to lure his nephew Kal-El to the crystal should Kara fail to complete her task.</p><p>After Kara contacted Lara, she warned Jor-El about Zor-El's plan to ignite Krypton's core. So they sent their only son Kal-El in a <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Kal-El%27s_ship\" rel=\"nofollow\">spaceship</a> to Earth away from Krypton's doom. Sometime before Kal-El left Krypton, Zod and Faora had attached the genetic matter that was their \"<a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Davis_Bloome\" rel=\"nofollow\">son</a>\" to Kal-El's ship.</p><p>Jor-El placed his assistant <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Raya\" rel=\"nofollow\">Raya</a> in the Phantom Zone to escape while he and Lara went to try and stop Krypton's destruction.</p><p>In 2008, Brainiac traveled with Kara back through time to Krypton just before its destruction, in an attempt to kill Kal-El before he grew up to save Earth. He tracked down Kal-El and his ship, presumably killing Jor-El and Lara, before Kara attempted to stop him. Brainiac easily overpowered Kara (who was powerless due to Krypton's red sun) when Clark arrived from the future; Brainiac overpowered him as well. That distracted him enough for Kara to find a sharp crystal and stab it through Brainiac, weakening him as Clark placed baby Kal-El in his ship, sending him to Earth as planned.</p><p>After Brainiac began igniting the planet's core, he contacted Nam-Ek and Aethyr, and told them that Zod had indeed been placed in the Phantom Zone and that the only way they could release him was to locate the Stones of Power before Kal-El; otherwise, they would have to force Kal-El. The three of them were able to escape from Krypton in another spaceship, known as the <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Ship\" rel=\"nofollow\">Black Ship</a>.</p><p>Shortly after they all escaped, Krypton's core eventually ignited, leading to the total destruction of the planet, killing billions of people, including Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, and the Ruling Council.</p><h2><span id=\"Interplanetary_Relationships\">Interplanetary Relationships</span><span></span></h2><p>Krypton had noticeable relationships with other planets and galaxies, as it was one of the most powerful and advanced civilizations in the universe. Some planets saw Kryptonians as a cold and harsh race. Many other planets looked up to Kryptonians as god-like creatures whereas others would despise their power and greatly hate Kryptonians.</p><p>Some planets, such as Earth and Mars, had good relationships with Krypton, with Kryptonians traveling to Earth frequently via portals. These trips to Earth spawned many Kryptonian connections to Earth, including the birth of the Kawatche tribe and the occult interests in the Stones of Power by the witches Margaret Isobel Thoreaux and her disciples Brianna Withridge and Madelyn Hibbins. Kryptonians, benevolent or otherwise, saw Earth as a paradise due to the powers and abilities they gained under the planet's yellow sun; this caused Earth to become the prime conduit of Krypton's affairs. Martians also had a good relationship with Krypton, as the Martian Manhunter would often go to Krypton to aid his friend Jor-El, but some Kryptonians would look down on Martians as a lower species. The planet Almerac was a distant planet to Krypton, and their young would often be told stories about Krypton, in particular Kryptonian men and about how brave and gallant they were and many Kryptonian men were desired as mates by Almeracian women.</p><p>The destruction of Krypton is well-known throughout the universe, with many species having knowledge of its destruction.</p><h2><span id=\"Notable_Citizens\">Notable Citizens</span><span></span></h2><ul><li><b>Ruling Council</b>: A democratic group that were established and appointed to office sometime after the Kryptonians evolved from strict, lethal warriors to gentle, technologically efficient people.</li><li><b>Jor-El's Father</b>: A citizen of Krypton, and father of Jor-El and Zor-El; he sent his son Jor-El to Earth as a rite of passage in 1961.</li><li><b>Jor-El</b>: The father of Kal-El, Jor-El was a highly-respected scientist on Krypton and an influential member of the Ruling Council.</li><li><b>Lara-El</b>: The mother of Kal-El and loyal wife to Jor-El, Lara was a loving mother and also aunt to Kara, and notified Jor-El about Zor-El's plan to destroy Krypton, giving their son a chance to get off the planet alive.</li><li><b>Kal-El</b>: The son of Jor-El and Lara, Kal-El was born on Krypton a couple of weeks prior to its destruction and sent to Earth by his parents, who believed he would be safe there and destined to save Earth from destruction.</li><li><b>Zor-El</b>: The father of Kara and brother of Jor-El, he caused Krypton's destruction by igniting its core, believing in Rao's prophecy that he would be resurrected on Earth and create utopia.</li><li><b>Dax-Ur</b>: A scientist who designed the Brain InterActive Construct, later dubbed Brainiac. He abandoned his life on Krypton and retreated to Earth.</li><li><b>Kara Zor-El</b>: The daughter of Zor-El, she too was sent to Earth with Kal-El along with a blue crystal so she could unknowingly resurrect her father and create a Kryptonian utopia on Earth.</li><li><b>General Zod</b>: A renegade army leader, he started a civil war with the Ruling Council in an attempt to conquer the planet with the aid of Brainiac and Zor-El as well as his army of followers.</li><li><b>Faora</b>: The second wife of Zod, as well as a former soldier in his army. Before marrying Zod, Faora's DNA was taken and placed in the Orb.</li><li><b>Vala</b>: Female member of Zod's army and sister of Faora. Vala's DNA was taken and placed in the Orb, which later resurrected her as a clone after Krypton was destroyed.</li><li><b>Disciples of Zod</b>: Loyal servants to Zod, they were given major roles in the civil war and, after Zod's capture, fled with Brainiac to Earth to locate Kal-El to release Zod and create a new Krypton on Earth.</li><li><b>Basqat</b>: A member of Zod's army, his DNA was taken and placed in the Orb that was sent to Earth. Years later, he was resurrected as a clone.</li><li><b>Alia</b>: A female member of Zod's army, her DNA was taken and placed in the Orb, which later resurrected her after Krypton was destroyed.</li><li><b>Raya</b>: An assistant to Jor-El and loyal to the House of El, she tried to help Jor-El and Lara save Krypton, but was put in the Phantom Zone by Jor-El to be safe along with a Crystal of El to protect her from the phantoms.</li><li><b>Augo</b>: A student at Kara's school in Kandor, he was also Zor-El's disciple who strongly believed in Rao's prophecy and aided in any way he could to fulfill the prophecy.</li><li><b>Bizarro</b>: Created by accident in a laboratory experiment on Krypton, he was a backwards Kryptonian and was placed in the Phantom Zone for his cruel attitude and dislike for life.</li><li><b>Brainiac</b>: Krypton's supercomputer that ran every system on the planet, designed by Dax-Ur. Jor-El created a version of Brainiac that took a humanoid form to help win the war with Zod, but was corrupted so that it aided in the destruction of the planet, fleeing before its impending doom.</li></ul><h2><span id=\"Geography\">Geography</span><span></span></h2><p>Krypton <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Lara\" rel=\"nofollow\">orbited</a> the red sun. The planet's terrain was slightly similar to Earth's except for the crystalline architecture of its buildings, its constant cold temperatures and its icy ground; therefore, the <a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Fortress_of_Solitude\" rel=\"nofollow\">Fortress of Solitude</a>, with its crystalline appearance, is a re-creation of Kryptonian landscape, with its crisscrossing crystal towers. Krypton had oceans that ran between the massive continents of frozen plateaus, much like Earth's geography with its land sea.</p><p>Krypton's climate was cold and still. It is unknown how far Krypton was from its red sun, but had to be close enough to sustain life and water.</p><p>Doomsday is the result of his parents Zod and Faora fusing their genetic matter with DNA taken from the most violent, vicious and malevolent creatures that, apparently, can be found on Krypton; these creatures roamed the planet, and were most likely avoided by most Kryptonians.</p><h2><span id=\"Education\">Education</span><span></span></h2><p>In <i>Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton</i>, Kara attended an educational facility with other young Kryptonians. It was a crystalline structure similar in design to the Fortress of Solitude. The building was destroyed during the war with Zod, after Zor-El planned for it to be attacked by Zod's army in Kandor. Both Kara and Augo narrowly escaped damage from the blast.</p><h2><span id=\"Location\">Location</span><span><a href=\"http://smallville.wikia.com/wiki/Krypton?action=edit&amp;section=12\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a></span></h2><p>Clark tells Chloe Sullivan that he's \"not from anywhere near this galaxy.\" Later, Kara asks Clark how pieces of their home planet traveled through 23 galaxies. There are 28 known and inhabited galaxies in the <i>Smallville</i> universe, so that suggests that Earth and Krypton are very far apart.</p><p>The closest galaxy of comparable scope to the Milky Way Galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy, which is approximately 2,560,000 light-years away. The closest body capable of being called a galaxy is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, approximately 25,000 light-years away. Even if Krypton was in this mini-galaxy, it would still take at least 25,000 years before Earth would notice its disappearance. However, since kryptonite traveled across 23 galaxies, Krypton must be much further away than this.</p><p>We know that Jor-El came to Earth in the early 1960s, therefore meaning that Krypton may have existed at least until 40 years earlier. However, since Kryptonian technology has demonstrated the capacity to manipulate time, it is possible the teleportation portals connected different points in time as well as space. This would be consistent with our present understanding of the consequences of a fold in space-time, or wormhole.</p><p>Also, Dr. Virgil Swann states that he traced the signal from Krypton \"billions of miles\" to where the star should have been. While this is not technically wrong, a more logical and comfortable measure of the distance to the stars would be given in <i>trillions</i> of miles, not billions.</p>",
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There is also a museum for all the incarnations of his <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batmobile/18-41463/\">Batmobile</a> and other vehicles and a subway rocket inside the Batcave when it was used for <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/jean-paul-valley/29-12834/\">Jean Paul Valley</a> subbing for Batman. The cave is also built to be earthquake proof (as seen in <a href=\"/batman-cataclysm/39-42229/\">Cataclysm</a>) and is a bomb shelter and a panic room.</p><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"257078\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11326/257078-118147-batman_super.jpg\" title=\"\"><img id=\"257078\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11326/257078-118147-batman_medium.jpg\" alt=\"\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\"></div></div></div></div><p>There are three items that are in every incarnation of the Batcave: a full size Tyrannosaurus Rex in which Batman gained when he was on an adventure in Dinosaur Land, the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/giant-penny/18-56027/\">giant size U.S. Penny</a> was taken as a trophy when he defeated the <a href=\"/penny-plunderer/29-50994/\">Penny Plunderer</a> (later retconned to have come from Two-Face instead), and a giant size <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/joker/29-1702/\">Joker</a> card. Batman has a trophy case of all the previous Batsuit incarnations. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/jason-todd/29-6849/\">Jason Todd</a>\u2019s <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/robin/29-1687/\">Robin</a> costume was put on display after his death in \u201c<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/a-death-in-the-family/39-42218/\">Death in the Family</a>,\" <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/oracle/29-5368/\">Barbara Gordon</a>\u2019s <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batgirl/29-1701/\">Batgirl</a> costume was also put behind glass after she was forcibly retired by the Joker in \"<a href=\"/the-killing-joke/39-40503/\">The Killing Joke</a>.\"</p><p>There are also many different secret entrances and exits. One of the most used entrances is behind a grandfather clock, in which he turns the dials to 10:47, which was the time of his parents murder, and it would open the door. A waterfall or camouflaged door is used for connecting to the road for the Batmobile. Also almost anyone who knows who Bruce really is knows how to enter and exit the cave safely.</p><p>Several other caves were set up throughout Gotham to accommodate Batman's needs.</p><h2><b>Major Areas &amp; Other Locations</b></h2><p><b>The Central Batcave,</b> located fifty feet below the bottom of Robinson Park Reservoir, is accessible through a secret entrance at the foot of one of the Twelve Caesar statues at the north end of the park. This safe house was put out of commission by Poison Ivy, her \"<a href=\"/ferak/29-52732/\">Feraks</a>,\" and Clayface.</p><p><b>The</b> <b>Batcave South</b> is a boiler room of a derelict shipping yard on the docks across from Paris Island. This safe house is accessible through a number of false manholes planted throughout Old Gotham streets.</p><p><b>The Batcave South-Central</b> is located in the Old Gotham prototype subway station, a four-block stretch of track sealed in 1896 and forgotten.</p><p><b>The Northwest Batcave</b> is a safe house located in the sub-basement of Arkham Asylum. Batman secretly stocked it with emergency rations, all-terrain vehicles, and battery-powered communication equipment.</p><p><b>Batcave East</b> is an abandoned oil refinery owned by Wayne Enterprises. It fell out of use during a gasoline crisis when the company moved all its holdings offshore decades ago.</p><p><b>The Los Angeles Batcave</b> was used as a headquarters by the Outsiders when Batman rejoined the group. Another was introduced in 2002's <a href=\"/bruce-wayne-fugitive/39-55671/\">Fugitive</a> story arc, this time in the form of an abandoned submarine.</p><p><strong>Bat bunker:</strong> Under the penthouse of the Wayne Foundation building, there is a secret bunker. As of Batman 687, Dick Grayson has taken to using this as his Batcave, stating that he wishes to embody the role of Batman in a way that is specific to him as well as getting closer to the action in the city. The bunker is as well-equipped as the original Batcave, including the Subway Rocket vehicle stationed beneath the bunker.</p><p><strong>Arkham Cave:</strong> Bruce created an Arkham Bat-cave when he found a secret location in Arkham Asylum called \"Dead-Man's Point.\" This was where criminals came to commit suicide. Batman jumps off and bat-glides to this location from 100 feet up. 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        "description":"<h2>Created by</h2><p>Arkham Asylum was created by <a href=\"/dennis-oneil/26-40861/\">Denny O'Neil</a> (one of the editors for DC) who is also the co-creator of <a href=\"/ras-al-ghul/29-40816/\">Ra's Al Ghu</a>l, <a href=\"/talia-al-ghul/29-4917/\">Talia al Ghul</a> and <a href=\"/man-bat/29-6131/\">Man Bat</a>. In 1974 it was Dennis O'Neil who first explored the deep psychology of Batman's inner ego. It was this that later lead O'Neil to creating a Psych Ward aka Arkham Asylum, which has since inspired origin stories, video games, and graphic novels.</p><h2>Origin</h2><div class=\"js-item-cage\" rel=\"image\" title=\"image\" id=\"225554\"><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/10376/225554-30431-arkham-asylum_super.jpg\" title=\"Welcome to Arkham\"><img id=\"225554\" src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/10376/225554-30431-arkham-asylum_medium.jpg\" alt=\"Welcome to Arkham\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption\">Welcome to Arkham</div></div></div></div><p>The history of Arkham Asylum began in the early 1900s. Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane is named after Elizabeth Arkham, who was the mother of <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/amadeus-arkham/29-50547/\">Amadeus Arkham</a>, the founder. Amadeus\u2019s mother was suffering from mental illness and eventually committed suicide. Amadeus became the sole heir to the Arkham estate and decided to treat mentally ill patients in order for those to not go through what his mother went though. Amadeus also got married to a woman named Constance and had a daughter name Harriet. He decided to turn his family home into an asylum to treat patients, but while it was being built he treated patients at the State Psychiatric Hospital, while also living at the Hospital with his family. Eventually the family would move back to their home at the Arkham house, while back at home Arkham was notified by the police that one of his patient named Martin \u201c Mad Dog\u201d Hawkins had escaped from prison.</p><p>On April 1, 1921 Arkham returns home and discovers his wife raped and murdered laying next to their lifeless daughter with \u201cMad Dog\u201d carved on her body. The same year Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane officially opened in November. One of the first patients was Martin Hawkins himself, who Arkham personally insisted on treating. On April 1, 1922 Martin Hawkins was strapped to an electric chair for \u201ctreatment\u201d and was electrocuted to death. The death was covered up as an \u201caccident\u201d and Arkham began to fall into madness, believing that the reason he lives is to be an executioner. Arkham would be institutionalized at his own mental hospital, Arkham Asylum, later in life. Arkham died as an inmate in his own asylum.</p><p>Arkham Asylum would later be used to imprison some truly insane characters, for example, the Joker and Two-Face who were one of the first inmates of Arkham Asylum. Arkham soon came to imprison all of <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/batman/29-1699/\">Batman</a>\u2019s supervillain enemies whether they are insane or not.</p><h2>Notable Arkham Staff</h2><ul><li><a href=\"/alyce-sinner/29-71931/\">Alyce Sinner</a>: Director of the facility</li><li><a href=\"/aaron-cash/29-57326/\">Aaron Cash</a>: Senior Security Guard</li><li><a href=\"/batman/29-1699/\">Bruce Wayne</a>: Shareholder</li></ul><h3>Ex-Members of Arkham:</h3><ul><li><a href=\"/jeremiah-arkham/29-27541/\">Jeremiah Arkham</a> - Son of Amadeus. Like his father, he was incarcerated in his own facility</li><li><a href=\"/jeremiah-arkham/29-27541/\">Amadeus Arkham</a> - Founder of the facility. Died as an inmate in his own asylum</li></ul><h2>Most Notable Inmates</h2><ul><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/joker/29-1702/\">Joker</a></b> is the Batman's arch foe. He was the cause of much pain in Bruce Wayne's life; such as the death of <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/jason-todd/29-6849/\">Jason Todd</a> (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/robin/29-1687/\">Robin</a> II) and he shot <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/oracle/29-5368/\">Barbara Gordon</a>, (Batgirl) ultimately confining her to a wheel chair for the rest of her days.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/two-face/29-5555/\">Two-Face</a></b> used to be district attorney, but went insane after having acid thrown on his once beautiful face.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/scarecrow/29-3726/\">Scarecrow</a></b> is a former professor of psychology who uses chemical compounds to cause intense fear.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/harley-quinn/29-1696/\">Harley Quinn</a></b> used to work at Arkham Asylum until she fell in love with her patient, mister Joker.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/penguin/29-4885/\">Penguin</a></b> is a short, chubby man who is known to be seen in the iceberg lounge with beautiful women.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mr-freeze/29-3715/\">Mr. Freeze</a></b> was in love and happy until a freak accident occurred and the only way for him to survive was to stay encased in ice cold armor.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/poison-ivy/29-1697/\">Poison Ivy</a></b> is known for her obsessive behavior towards plants and almost sister like relationship with Harley.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/bane/29-6129/\">Bane</a></b> is a large man with superhuman abilities thanks to steroids. He is also incredibly brilliant and is compared to some of the most intelligent beings by the master of assassins, Ra's al Ghul (see below).</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/ras-al-ghul/29-40816/\">Ra's al Ghul</a></b> wasn\u2019t claimed to be insane until of recent. It was the only way to rid the world of his evil without resorting to murder.</li><li><b><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/riddler/29-3718/\">Riddler</a></b> has a compulsive behavior to always speak the truth even if it\u2019s masked in the form of a riddle.</li></ul><h2>In Alphabetical Order</h2><ul><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/abattoir/29-41369/\">Abattoir</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/holiday/29-42289/\">Alberto Falcone</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/amygdala/29-25089/\">Amygdala</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/black-mask/29-3724/\">Black Mask</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/calendar-man/29-19682/\">Calendar Man</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/cavalier/29-30644/\">The Cavalier</a></li><li>The <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/charlatan/29-51127/\">Charlatan</a> (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/charlatan/29-51127/\">Paul Sloan</a>)</li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/clayface/29-9589/\">Clayface</a> II (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/matthew-hagen/29-35188/\">Matt Hagen</a>)</li><li>Clayface III (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/preston-payne/29-23494/\">Preston Payne</a>)</li><li>Clayface IV (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/lady-clayface/29-26358/\">Shondra Fuller</a>)</li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/cornelius-stirk/29-25087/\">Cornelius Stirk</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/crazy-quilt/29-25492/\">Crazy Quilt</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/doctor-destiny/29-10453/\">Doctor Destiny</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/doctor-double-x/29-31017/\">Doctor Double X</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/doctor-fate/29-5898/\">Doctor Fate</a> (<a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/eric-strauss/29-9327/\">Eric Strauss</a>)</li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/doctor-phosphorus/29-11246/\">Doctor Phosphorus</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/dragon-fly/29-38211/\">Dragon Fly</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/egghead/29-62071/\">Egghead</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/film-freak/29-27075/\">Film Freak</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/firefly/29-3733/\">Firefly</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/harley-quinn/29-1696/\">Harley Quinn</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/hugo-strange/29-16817/\">Hugo Strange</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/hush/29-9588/\">Hush</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/joker/29-1702/\">The Joker</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/killer-croc/29-3725/\">Killer Croc</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/killer-moth/29-8262/\">Killer Moth</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/lockup/29-25328/\">Lock-Up</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mad-hatter/29-5814/\">The Mad Hatter</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/magpie/29-20999/\">Magpie</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/maxie-zeus/29-11343/\">Maxie Zeus</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mr-freeze/29-3715/\">Mr. Freeze</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/penguin/29-4885/\">The Penguin</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/poison-ivy/29-1697/\">Poison Ivy</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/professor-milo/29-33777/\">Professor Milo</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/psycho-pirate/29-25495/\">Psycho Pirate</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/ras-al-ghul/29-40816/\">Ra's Al Ghul</a> (committed as \"Terry Gene Kase\" in Detective Comics 840)</li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/riddler/29-3718/\">The Riddler</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/rupert-thorne/29-26635/\">Rupert Thorne</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/santa-klaus/29-67515/\">Santa Klaus</a></li><li>Samantha Voz (Witch)</li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/scarecrow/29-3726/\">The Scarecrow</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/silken-spider/29-38212/\">Silken Spider</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/tiger-moth/29-38213/\">Tiger Moth</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/tweedledum/29-13454/\">Tweedledum</a> and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/tweedledee/29-13455/\">Tweedledee</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/two-face/29-5555/\">Two-Face</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/ventriloquist/29-5767/\">The Ventriloquist</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/vox/29-35124/\">Vox</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/great-white/29-9063/\">Warren White</a></li><li><a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mr-zsasz/29-25091/\">Zsasz</a></li></ul><h2>In Other Media</h2><h3><b>Television</b></h3><p>Arkham appears in several different series.</p><h3><b>Film</b></h3><p>Arkham appears in <a href=\"/batman-forever/223-8/\">Batman: Forever</a>. The Riddler is incarcerated there.</p><p>Arkham appears in <a href=\"/batman-robin/223-10/\">Batman and Robin</a>. Mr Freeze escapes from there and later becomes the cellmate of Poison Ivy.</p><p>It also appears in <a href=\"/batman-begins/223-12/\">Batman Begins</a>. The Scarecrow, Jonathan Crane, works there as a doctor.</p><h3>Video Games</h3><p>Arkham appears in the Batman Begins video game.</p><p>Arkham appears in Lego Batman: The Video game and offers 15 villain levels plus a bonus Arkham Asylum level.</p><p>Batman: Arkham Asylum involves the Joker taking over Arkham and Batman exploring the island to stop him and the other inmates.</p>",
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        "description":"Castle Grayskull is a fortress on the planet<a>            Eternia</a>. It is home to the <a>           Sorceress</a> who keeps the secrets of Grayskull protected and is the source of <a>           He-Man</a>'s\n powers. While the fortress has been redesigned in He-Man's various \nincarnations, the building always features a&nbsp;prominent&nbsp;skull in it's \ndesign.&nbsp;The castle is regularly threatened by <a>           Skeletor</a>, who wants the castle's power for himself.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <br />\n&nbsp;Though it never mentions who the architects were. the original origin \nof the castle was build as part of the kingdom of King Grayskull back in\n the early dark ages of eternian history, its been said at 1000 years \nold. The castle since the loss of its original owner has been taken care\n of by generations of women taking upon the mantle called the sorceress,\n the first was Queen Veena the wife of King Grayskull. many centuries \npass and the current care taker and now sorceress is <a>         Teela-na</a>, Mother of <a>          Teela</a>.&nbsp; <br />\n&nbsp;<br />\n&nbsp; The castle itself lies in the lands owned by the eternian kingdom Eternos, which is control by <a>        King Randor</a>, ancient descendant of King Grayskull. much of the history of castle grayskull faded into obscurity and legend as the <a>       Council of Elders</a>\n took over as watchers of Eternia. The Castle sits in the northern \nregion of the evergreen forest of the Light Hemisphere. It would be only\n after the appearance of He-man that the castle becomes a point of \ninterest and a military focal point between the palace of Eternos and \nthe variety of creatures that would seek to gain access to the castle. <br />\n<h2>Other Media<br />\n</h2><div><div class=\"wiki-img-left\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/251/337359-31731-castle-greyskull_super.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/251/337359-31731-castle-greyskull_medium.jpg\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption p-4\">&nbsp;Filmation Castle Grayskull\n</div></div></div></div>\n<h3><u>He-man and the Masters of the Universe (Filmation 1983):</u><br />\n</h3>\n&nbsp;Back during the original series, There was no origin of the castle \nstated, only just a legend that it would appear when all hope was lost. \nThis series also does not mention what the secret of castle grayskull \nwas, but that Skeletor was determined to capture, destroy, or get what \never secret there was inside. No real consistency was made with the \ncastle as much of it was a plug to push the toy lines for the series.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />\n<h3><u>Masters of the Universe Movie (1986):</u></h3>\n<div><div class=\"wiki-img-right\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1184/1256457-film_grayskull_super.png\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1184/1256457-film_grayskull_medium.png\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption p-4\"> &nbsp; &nbsp;Grayskull in the movie. \n</div></div></div></div>\n\n&nbsp; The opening to the movie introduces us to the castle and its design. \nmuch of the design was a mixture of the eternia playset from the he-man \ntoyy collection. it was given key point of focus but little was given in\n the way of showing. outside of opening intro, nothing is scene of the \noutside of the castle, The interior was showcased as a large hall with \nstatues of that of elders, or ancients of the past. though the writers \nstated that much of the design was hard to create due to lack of \nbackground information.&nbsp; The main room itself contained drapes, and \nseveral pitfalls that seemed to have lead into part of the moat that \nsurrounds the castle.&nbsp; The key factor in the movie that at a certain \npinnacle of the moons height sends down periodical rays of energy which \ngiven to a person gives them god like status.<br />&nbsp;<br />\n<h3><u>He-man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 Mike Young Productions):</u><br />\n</h3>\n<div><div class=\"wiki-img-left\"><div class=\"wiki-img-medium\"><a href=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1481/154483-163995-castle-greyskull_super.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\"><img src=\"http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1481/154483-163995-castle-greyskull_medium.jpg\" /></a><div class=\"item-caption p-4\">&nbsp;200x design of Castle Grayskull.\n</div></div></div></div>&nbsp;     Mattel decided to bring back and revamp \nthe old Masters of the Universe franchise, this time characters and \nplaces were given deeper and more complex story lines. this true was \nsaid to be of Castle Grayskull. In the beginning and middle of the first\n season we are treated to the secret that was kept behind the walls from\n the first series. the second was the origins of the castle itself and \nits original ruler. the castle itself has seen and survived many \nenemies, the likes of which of <a>      Hordak</a>,<a>      King Hiss</a> and the <a>    Snakemen</a>, and <a>   Skeletor</a> and his <a>  evil warriors</a>. much of the original continuity and designs tried to stay true to the original series.&nbsp;",
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        "description":"<h2>Nature</h2><p>The Negative Zone is a largely uninhabited parallel universe within the Marvel Multiverse. Unlike most universes (which came into existence based on deviations from the 616 timeline), the Negative Zone is unique and separate in its existence.</p><p>The Negative Zone has a few bizarre qualities. It is completely composed of antimatter so entering the Zone requires reversing the polarity of all atoms arriving from a positively-charged universe. The entire universe is filled with a pressurized oxygen-rich atmosphere, making it possible to live in space. However there is a mysterious lack of gravitational pull; few planets are able to acquire sufficient mass to sustain life.</p><p>Currently the Negative Zone is collapsing into a singularity, the process resembling the \"Big Crunch\" theorized to be the end of our universe. Most of the inhabitants of the Zone believed that the singularity leads to death. In reality it is the Crossroads to Infinity, a dimensional gateway that conceivably leads to all other universes.</p><h3>Civil War</h3><p>During the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/civil-war/39-40615/\">Civil War</a>, it is used as a jail for captured mutants who refuse the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/super-human-registration-act/12-40639/\">Super-Human Registration Act</a>. The area is monitored by robots, and the specific jail is officially known as the Negative Zone Prison Alpha, yet it is more commonly known as 42. Shortly before <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/secret-invasion/39-47264/\">Secret Invasion</a>, an amount of exotic radiation was found within the Negative Zone and held with the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/quantum-flask/18-55767/\">Quantum Flask</a>.</p><h3>Dark Reign</h3><p>After gathering several reports from various spies <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/blastaar/29-10963/\">Blastaar</a>, who was recently appointed supreme ruler of The Negative Zone by Emperor <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/ronan/29-4818/\">Ronan</a> of the <a href=\"/kree/65-7588/\">Kree</a>, and a massive army of Negative Zone inhabitants have stormed 42 and are preparing for a full-scale invasion of Earth. Peter Quill a.k.a. <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/starlord/29-10957/\">Star-Lord</a>, who was recently exiled to The Negative Zone by Ronan, is being forced to aid Blastaar in the attack on 42. Thanks to the timely assistance of <a href=\"/guardians-of-the-galaxy/65-25956/\">The Guardians of The Galaxy</a> along with the unregistered super-hero <a href=\"/jack-flag/29-25687/\">Jack Flag</a>; <a href=\"/starlord/29-10957/\">StarLord</a> was able to escape and warned <a href=\"/mr-fantastic/29-2151/\">Reed Richards</a>, <a href=\"/gauntlet/29-42785/\">Gauntlet</a> and Baron Von Blitzschalg about Blastaar's armies.</p><p>The gates to 42 were shut down and The Negative Zone was sealed off from Earth-616. At the same time Blastaar turned 42 into his own personal fortress where he met with the last two surviving members of <a href=\"/the-fraternity-of-raptors/65-56355/\">The Fraternity of Raptors</a> - <a href=\"/talon/29-60703/\">Talon</a> and <a href=\"/darkhawk/29-2111/\">Razor</a> - who forged an alliance with Blastaar and as a sign of good faith gave him The <a href=\"/the-cosmic-control-rod/18-56037/\">Cosmic Control Rod</a>. One major problem has arisen however, due to lack of information transference, <a href=\"/norman-osborn/29-58812/\">Norman Osborn</a> knows nothing about Blastaar having taken control of 42 and following the capture of <a href=\"/hardball/29-42784/\">Hardball</a> has reopened the gates to 42. With the gates back online Blastaar and his armies are waiting in hiding as the gates reopen, ready to strike and cross over to Earth-616 at a moment's notice.</p><h2>Other Realities</h2><h3>Fantastic Five</h3><p>When <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/big-brain/29-18425/\">Big Brain</a> went offline, the remaining members of the <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/fantastic-five/65-18424/\">Fantastic Five</a> went to investigate what happened to <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/mr-fantastic/29-2151/\">Mr. Fantastic</a>. As well as <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/human-torch/29-2120/\">Human Torch</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/thing/29-2114/\">Thing</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/ms-fantastic/29-18426/\">Ms. Fantastic</a> and <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/franklin-richards/29-2469/\">Franklin Richards</a>, <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/stinger/29-18431/\">Stinger</a> replaced Big Brain. They found Reed to be protecting his wife Susan, aka <a href=\"http://www.comicvine.com/invisible-woman/29-2190/\">Invisible Woman</a> from dying whilst she patched together holes in reality.</p>",
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