There is evidence that the past Marvel editors and writers used easter eggs or dating conventions in the naming of different Marvel Universes.

For example:

  • The Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness universe exists as Earth-818793, paying homage to the release years of the Evil Dead trilogy (1981, 1987, 1993).
  • From the What If? series, many of those universes were officially derived from their publication date (Earth-929 from Sept-92, etc).

Question: Is there significance to the name Earth-199999, or is it just a random number?

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    This is a duplicate of a question over on M&TV, and has an answer there Apr 26, 2014 at 16:09
  • Coincidentally, I just noticed that too. I'm thinking the answer is that it's just a random number, which is okay, I guess, but kinda...boring. No numerology, birth dates etc, just someone holding the 9 key a little bit too long, probably. :(
    – sumbuddyx
    Apr 26, 2014 at 23:44
  • I suppose it's worth wondering what significance the number 200000 has. If 199999 has any significance, there's a decent chance it's tied to that. A google search for "200000" returns a lot of links referencing the first modern humans appearing about 200,000 years ago, but I don't know why that would be relevant. Still, 199999 is such a specific number that if there is an "Earth-200000" or something similar, it could be related. Or it could just be random.
    – Nerrolken
    Nov 11, 2014 at 0:20
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    Maybe there are 199,998 universes’ worth of other comics just sitting in Marvel’s vaults, waiting to be released. Apr 15, 2015 at 7:57
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    According to Marvel wiki: This universe's official designation was revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Volume 5 hardcover.
    – ibid
    Apr 5, 2016 at 0:12

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I think it is supposed be really far away and separated from the other universes because in this one, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spiderman (until now) didn't exist. It is very different from Earth-616.

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    Although I suspect you're right, this answer seems to be based more on supposition than actual evidence.
    – Valorum
    Feb 13, 2015 at 20:26
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    this would make sense except that the universe numbers go way past 199999 and there's a bunch of them right in the 200000's
    – KutuluMike
    May 14, 2015 at 21:40

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