Character changes during Infinite Crisis

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In the course of the DC Comics event Infinite Crisis (the seven-issue limited series, its lead-in stories, and various tie-ins), numerous characters died, went missing, returned from death or long absences, took new superhero identities, or underwent other significant changes as individual characters.

Deaths[edit]

Leadup to Infinite Crisis[edit]

These characters died during Infinite Crisis lead-up events, beginning with Countdown to Infinite Crisis:

  • Black Bison (John Ravenhair) (Day of Vengeance #1)
  • Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) (Countdown to Infinite Crisis)
  • Bug (Villains United #1)
  • Cheetah (Priscilla Rich) (Flash #219)
  • Darkstars Ferrin Colos, Chaser Bron, and Munchuk (Adam Strange #8)
  • Fastball (The OMAC Project #6)
  • Fiddler (Villains United #1)
  • Firefly (The OMAC Project #6)
  • Hawkwoman (Shayera Thal) (Rann-Thanagar War #5)
  • Hyena (Villains United #3; which Hyena died is unknown)
  • Hyperion (DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #4)
  • Maxwell Lord (Wonder Woman #219)
  • Monocle (Manhunter #9)
  • Onimar Synn (Rann-Thanagar War #6)
  • Overthrow (The OMAC Project #3)
  • Parademon (Villains United #6)
  • Pariah (Villains United #6)
  • Rocket Red (Dimitri Pushkin) (The OMAC Project #5)
  • Shazam (Day of Vengeance #6)
  • Sparta of Synriannaq (DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1)
  • Thia (DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #4)

Infinite Crisis[edit]

In addition to millions of deaths worldwide (e.g., Blüdhaven populace), these characters died during the publication of Infinite Crisis and connected stories:

Unconfirmed deaths[edit]

These characters appeared to die during Infinite Crisis and lead-up storylines, but their deaths or possible survival remained either unconfirmed or debatable by the series' end. (Refer to these characters' individual articles to see if they returned or were confirmed dead after Infinite Crisis #7.)

In the case of the Demolition Team and the Supermen of America, it is unclear how many (if any) of their members were slain by OMACs.

Missing[edit]

These characters disappeared or went missing during Infinite Crisis and lead-up storylines. Note to readers: Many of these characters may return or already have, as revealed in "One Year Later" stories or hinted at in Infinite Crisis #7's two-page splash showing heroes to be featured in upcoming projects, but remain listed here because this article is about their in-story status as of the end of Infinite Crisis. (Refer to their individual articles to see if they later returned.)

Characters noted below as having gone missing during Infinite Crisis #4 or Infinite Crisis #6 were confirmed missing in Infinite Crisis #7.

Returns[edit]

These characters returned from death or a prolonged absence sometime following the publication of Countdown to Infinite Crisis:

Also, several characters from alternate continuities appeared in single-panel cameos when their respective alternate Earths emerged in Infinite Crisis #6. Although some had appeared in recent years (e.g., heroes of Fawcett City, Tangent Comics, DC Comics Western comics, and the Earth-247 Legion of Super-Heroes) and some characters that had appeared in other media but had never previously appeared in comic book form (e.g., heroes from the 1970s Wonder Woman television programs), several others made their first appearance since before Crisis on Infinite Earths. They included:

New or changed characters[edit]

The following characters were changed or introduced during Infinite Crisis and connected stories. See the article on 52 for characters who will be introduced following the "One Year Later" jump.

  • Amazons of Themyscira departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite Crisis #3)
  • Artemis of Bana-Mighdall departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite Crisis #3)
  • Bart Allen aged to adulthood, then seemingly depowered (Infinite Crisis #5, Infinite Crisis #7)
  • Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) as the new protector of the Rock of Eternity (Day of Vengeance Infinite Crisis Special #1)
  • Crispus Allen as the new host for the Spectre (Infinite Crisis #4)
  • Helmet of Doctor Fate sent away to find new master (Day of Vengeance Infinite Crisis Special #1)
  • Damage critically injured by Zoom (Infinite Crisis #1, confirmed (Infinite Crisis #2)
  • Firestorm redesigned by Jason Rusch and Professor Martin Stein (Firestorm #22)
  • Fury (Helena Kosmatos) departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite Crisis #3)
  • Greek deities departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite Crisis #3, Teen Titans #33)
  • Flash (Jay Garrick) with top speed reduced (Infinite Crisis #7)
  • Jaime Reyes as the new Blue Beetle (introduced Infinite Crisis #3, debuted in costume Infinite Crisis #5)
  • Jason Todd as the new Red Hood (Batman #617, Batman #638)
  • Kyle Rayner as Ion (Rann-Thanagar War Infinite Crisis Special #1)
  • Power Girl's conflicting origins resolved, reconfirmed as Earth-Two's Kara Zor-L (JSA Classified #4)
  • Risk's arm severed (Infinite Crisis #4)
  • Superboy-Prime depowered, imprisoned by Green Lantern Corps (Infinite Crisis #7)
  • Superman (Kal-El) depowered (Infinite Crisis #7)
  • Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark) with new powers as a champion for Ares (Teen Titans #33)

These heroes stated at the end of Infinite Crisis #7 that they would take time off from their superhero identities:

Aftermath[edit]

  • 52: Weekly comic book post-Infinite Crisis depicting events of missing year between end of event and One Year Later titles.
  • "One Year Later": Time-jump across most DC titles occurring around the same date of publication of final issues of Infinite Crisis.

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