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New Genesis

New Genesis is a planet located in a parallel dimension known as the Fourth World. It is the home-planet of the New Gods.

History

New Genesis and its dark counterpart Apokolips were spawned by the destruction of Urgrund, the world of the "Old Gods". New Genesis and Apokolips are locked in an eternal war, symbolizing the struggle of good and evil on a grand mythic scale. New Genesis is ruled by a being known as the Highfather, a spiritual leader who maintains his people's connection to the primal energy field known as The Source. The original Highfather, Izaya the Inheritor, has since perished and been replaced by Earthling superhero Takion, a living conduit of The Source. In contrast to the industrial wasteland of Apokolips, New Genesis is a veritable paradise covered in lush forests and grasslands. The only urban location is Supertown, a floating city designed not to affect the planet's surface.

Both Apokolips and New Genesis were seemingly destroyed in a final conflict, similar to that which destroyed Urgrund. It seems that none of these events actually occurred.

In Final Crisis and its events are referenced. It transpires that when Darkseid died he fell back through time. He, and many of the other New Gods, then incarnated in pre-existing human bodies. Most, if not all of these perished during Final Crisis, releasing their godly essence.

Death of the New Gods

At the end of the Death of the New Gods mini-series, with all the gods now dead, the Source entity merges Apokolips and New Genesis into a single planet and indicates that it will possibly be repopulated.

Final Crisis

At the end of this story, in issue #7, the New Gods of Supertown were reborn on Apokolips, itself reborn as New Genesis.

New 52

New Genesis reappears in Wonder Woman # 22, largely the same, though the surface of New Genesis is now littered with the ruins of New Genesis' previous cities on the surface of the planet, devastated by the new Genesis/Apokolips war. New Genesis itself is 10 times the size Earth.

Inhabitants

See also: List of New Gods There are two types of inhabitants of New Genesis. The first are called the "gods" or "New Gods" (the upper class), a race of powerful immortals. The gods live in [[[Supertown]]. The "Bugs" (the lower class) evolved from "micro-life" spread on the planet's surface during the gods' war. They live on the planet's surface, in hives or the "Bug Mound". There is occasionally prejudice between these two races, as many of the gods consider the bug-people to be a lesser species.

Geography

As it exists in a parallel dimension, travel between New Genesis and other worlds is only possible via technology known as the boom tube, dimensional gateways whose creation is signified by a sonic boom. It has been said that in their world, the gods of New Genesis are of gigantic stature and that travel through the boom tubes rescales them to mortal proportions.

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