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Noticed it wasn’t answered in my other Beyonder related question. Does the Beyonder know about the Beyonder race? If not, why?

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    It's clearly beyond him.
    – Machavity
    Oct 20, 2019 at 14:43
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    Since your other question hasn't been answered, how do you know that the answer to that question won't answer this one?
    – Valorum
    Oct 20, 2019 at 15:03
  • Beyonder? I'm right next to her! Nov 19, 2021 at 15:51

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Initially, The Beyonder actually did not know anything at all as he was a Cosmic Cube simply existing as an entire universe. He was "a creation complete unto himself." He literally was an entire reality. All knowledge about anything other than himself was simply incomprehensible to him - the existence of other beings was a surprise. When Molecule Man's experiment punched a hole into our reality he saw something more than his reality for the first time. The beyonder's vast power exceeds anything before or since except that he is constrained to a set timeline, and he is extremely naive. Although he describes himself as all-knowing and omniscient, he literally has to learn absolutely everything through direct experience.

In the end, however, the Rachel Summers Phoenix was able to overtake him by revealing all life in the cosmos to him - the essence of what Phoenix is. In that moment, by definition, he had to know about the race of Beyonders because the Phoenix made him experience every life in the cosmos at that time. After that moment he was aware of every race, every species, and every living thing. It crushed him.

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  • Some additional sources would improve the answer. Fantastic Four #319 refers to Beyonders plural form in context of the beings who were shunting their energy into the universe which created the Beyonder. He clearly was informed of their presence at that time, but he may likely have been aware of it before that point. Nov 19, 2021 at 15:22

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