Master Order

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Master Order
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Master Order. Panel from Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977). Art by Jim Starlin.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977)
Created by Jim Starlin
In-story information
Abilities Tremendous cosmic power; Nigh-omniscience

Master Order is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The character first appeared in Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 (1977), and was created by Jim Starlin.

Fictional character biography[edit]

The entity embodies order and balance in the universe and is the opposing force to "brother" entity Lord Chaos. The pair are rarely seen, but appear to manipulate events to prompt Spider-Man to solicit the Thing to join the Avengers and Warlock in the first war against the Titan Thanos and defeat him.[1] Master Order and Lord Chaos were then seen observing King of the Norse Gods Odin and master villain Dormammu play a cosmic game of chess.[2] Master Order and Lord Chaos next conspired with other metaphysical and "omnipotent" beings against the Beyonder.[3] Lord Chaos and Master Order were then summoned by the Silver Surfer to regain control over their servant the In-Betweener.[4] They imprisoned the In-Betweener for his transgressions.[5] Master Order and Lord Chaos also attend the funeral of Eon and speak with cosmic hero Quasar.[6]

Master Order and Lord Chaos participated in the congress of metaphysical and abstract beings to determine Thanos's fitness to wield the Infinity Gauntlet. They chose to join Adam Warlock and the other cosmic deities in a bid to stop Thanos.[7] With the other abstract beings, they battled Thanos,[8] and then battled Nebula when she obtained the Gauntlet from Thanos.[9] The congress of abstract beings then witnessed Adam Warlock's cosmic trial to determine his worthiness to wield the Infinity Gauntlet.[10] Lord Chaos and Master Order were next seen among a group of abstract beings questioning the Beyonder from the Dimension of Manifestations.[11]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Master Order is an abstract being who embodies the metaphysical concept of Order; as such it has no physical form, although on occasion it has manifested as an image of a disembodied bald male head.

It has been implied that Master Order, and its counterpart, Lord Chaos, have vast powers which they use to manipulate events within their sphere of influence in subtle ways.[volume & issue needed] It is known that, through some as yet unknown process, Master Order and Lord Chaos worked together to create the metaphysical being known as the In-Betweener.[volume & issue needed]

Thanos wielding the Infinity Gauntlet ranked Master Order's scale of power as above that of Galactus, but below that of Eternity.[12]

Other versions[edit]

Master Order and Lord Chaos battle Thanos once more in an alternate universe when he possesses the Heart of the Universe.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977)
  2. ^ Thor Annual #9 (1981)
  3. ^ Secret Wars II #6
  4. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #17 (Nov. 1988)
  5. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #18 (Dec. 1988)
  6. ^ Quasar #26 (Sep. 1991)
  7. ^ Infinity Gauntlet #3 (Sep. 1991)
  8. ^ Infinity Gauntlet #4 - 5 (Oct. - Nov. 1991)
  9. ^ Infinity Gauntlet #6 (Dec. 1991)
  10. ^ Warlock and The Infinity Watch #1 (Feb. 1991)
  11. ^ Quasar #38 (Sep. 1992)
  12. ^ Thanos Annual #1 (2014)
  13. ^ Marvel: The End #1 - 6 (2003)

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