Were beings like the Living Tribunal and the One-Above-All formed from the Infinity Gems?

  • Should be split into 2 different questions. The question about The living tribunal and one above all are entirely unrelated.
    – Stark07
    Feb 27, 2017 at 10:26

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Not by the Infinity Gems

The One-Above-All is 'apparently responsible for the existence of all life in the Multiverse and possibly beyond'.

The Infinity Gems 'are powerful artifacts that originate from a primordial universe inhabited by Celestials'.

Therefore the Infinity Gems are derivative of the Multiverse and so the One-Above-All was not formed by them.

The Living Tribunal is the direct creation of the One-Above-All

The Living Tribunal safeguards the Multiverse on behalf of the One-Above-All, from whom the Tribunal derives its authority. The One-Above-All is the creator of the Living Tribunal, as the linked page indicates.

The One-Above-All was not 'formed', being the principal of all that is

The One-Above-All, being a kind of analogue for the ultimate God of religion, is likely without beginning or end and so cannot have been 'formed'. As the principal of all universes, the One-Above-All is the un-caused and un-created One.


We know that nemesis is less powerful than TOAA because the full infinity gauntlet is nothing next to him. It would be probably impossible to create a being more powerful than yourself, Nemesis could not have created TOAA. He is meant to have created the entire multiverse, which I think includes her. As for him, I think he has no origin and always was and just decided to create the multiverse. As I understand it, he created all other cosmic beings to do their desired effects on the universe for him e.g Galactus was there to balance eternity with death.

  • It would be probably impossible to create a being more powerful than yourself Forgot Magneto's creation of the Alpha? Jun 9, 2022 at 4:51

Nemesis was the single being in existence. She created the multiverse when she shattered herself, and split into the infinity gems, the six singularities mentioned by the collector. This is what sparked the multiverse into being.

So, answering the question, they did exist as a single being, not separate entities before the multiverses were sparked into creation.

  • "most powerful being bar none, but then..." - you seem to have lost a part of the sentence there. Feb 27, 2017 at 12:02
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    I'm very skeptical that the movie universe is ever going to get so deep into the multiverse concept as to get to the OAA...
    – KutuluMike
    Feb 27, 2017 at 12:31
  • The movie universe is included in the Marvel Multiverse. They are all part of the same multiverse, and there are even comics in the movie universes. =)
    – CyberClaw
    Feb 27, 2017 at 13:10
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    This seems to be an answer to part of the question that was removed.
    – OrangeDog
    Feb 27, 2017 at 13:16
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    I thought the infinity stones were specific to a given universe, not the multiverse. E.g. each universe has its own set of six infinity stones.
    – TylerH
    Jul 29, 2019 at 20:35

The four cosmic entities created the Infinity Stones, as seen on the walls of Morag in Guardians of the Galaxy

Relief sculpture showing 4 figures gathered around a set of coloured stones

Death, Entropy, Eternity and Infinity are the ones who created the Infinity Stones. The Living Tribunal is responsible for keeping the balance between universes and each universe has its own set of Infinity Stones, so it would not make any sense that the Living Tribunal was responsible for this. The One-Above-All is more of a representation of existence than a fully interactive and emotional cosmic being. The Infinity Stones have no control when it comes to the multiverse, the Infinity Stones do not work outside their home universe, as stated in Loki (Series).

One-Above-All creation

One-Above-All was not created and was un-created and just a mere representation of the the sum of all life and existence, the One-Above-All was not created by anything. The living tribunal was created by the One-Above-All to manage the balance of the multiverse.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F! While this answers the part of the question if the One Above All or the Living Tribunal were created by the Infinity Stones, it doesn't answer how those entities were formed. Can you answer the entire question?
    – DavidW
    Apr 19, 2022 at 14:19
  • Alright, ill research more.
    – Tardy
    Apr 19, 2022 at 14:23

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