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This page may contain some of the same content as the DC Database article. A more complete and current article is at the DC Comics Database Mar Novu (Sixth Dimension).
Mar Novu was created by a Hand named Perpetua in the Sixth Dimension alongside his brothers Mobius and Alpheus. Perpetua had been sent from the greater Omniverse to build a new Multiverse, and the three brothers were its first inhabitants. Perpetua explained to the three children that her Multiverse comprised of three main realms made out of the three basic forms of matter- dark matter, rich with potential; positive matter, firm and constant; and anti-matter, all-destroying and corrosive. The three had been created to monitor these realms. Alpheus was tasked with monitoring the dark matter realm beneath creation where he would be a mighty World Forger, building the myriad worlds and universes of creation. Mar Novu was tasked with monitoring the positive matter realm, where he would guard the many universes that rose out of the dark from cosmic crises. The last brother, Mobius, was made Novu's opposite, tasked with making sure the light of creation did not breach the greater Omniverse. Curious, Novu asked his mother what her purpose in this new Multiverse was, as her role as creator had already been fulfilled. She told her son that she would remain to make sure that all of her children lived and the Multiverse would keep going.
Five billion years later the Monitor was perplexed by a mysterious planet in the prime universe that had not been created by any of the three brothers or the denizens of the Sphere of the Gods, this planet was called Earth.
At some point, Perpetua called upon Mar Novu to show him her greatest creation- the Apex Predators, perfect killing machines that would live and fight until the end of time. Upon seeing what his mother had created, Mar Novu confessed to her that he had spied the neighboring Multiverses and that during his investigation, he had discovered a cosmic judgment coming for them because of her actions and that she was well aware of that and wished to fight back. Perpetua then tried to share her point of view in vain, leading her to order her Apexes to attack Novu, forcing him to flee the areas. Two hundred thousand years later, Mar Novu gathered his brothers to oppose their mother. They met up in the Promethean Galaxy, where they attempted to contact the others Hands like Perpetua in order to alert them of her crimes. Perpetua's forces attacked the brothers, but an envoy of the Source, in the form of a Raptor, imprisoned Pepetua inside a wall made of her own legions. Due to the wall making his domain obsolete, Mobius vowed to kill his brother Mar Novu, even if it took a billion years. The three brothers then reformed on their respective dimensions.
As the multiverse was being remade, Krona went back into time during this exact moment. His actions resulted in the Multiverse splintering off intro an infinite number of universes. Mar Novu was reborn on Oa's moon. At some point, Novu died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths caused by Mobius which had collapsed the infinite Multiverse into one single universe.
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- The Monitor was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, first appearing in New Teen Titans #21. However, in the Prime Earth continuity The Monitor first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in The Batman Who Laughs #1 by James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo.
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