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The Living Tribunal (01 - Original)
Real Name: Living Tribunal
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Nigh-Omnipotence: He has nigh-infinite power.

Omnipresence: He can exist anywhere at one point in any time.

Omniscience: He knows the past,present, and future.

Omnipotent beings like the The-One-Above-All, Beyonder (Pre-Retcon), and the Beyonders.

The Living Tribunal is a nigh-omnipotent entity which presides over in the entire omniverse, including the main Universe, Earth X, the Ultimate Universe, and all alternate and potential realities. He was first encountered by Doctor Strange.

The Tribunal appears as a giant golden man with three cloaked faces which each revolve to the front to speak. The three faces are what make up the Tribunal, and they are: Equity, Necessity, and Vengeance. These represent the trinity of aspects of each universe. For example, in the main universe they are represented by Galactus (Equity), Eternity (Necessity), and Death (Vengeance). At one time, the Stranger, a being the X-Men and the Hulk confronted, acted as the fourth aspect, or face, of the Tribunal, though he eventually left to form his own identity.

During the series of events surrounding the Infinity Gauntlet, the Living Tribunal was forced to intervene to protect the integrity of the Universes. The Tribunalís first decree was to allow Thanos to wield the gauntlet, based on the law of the survival of the fittest. Next, it was to take the power of the gauntlet away from Adam Warlock, but then allow him and his alliance, the Infinity Watch, to safeguard the gems, yet the Tribunal decided they would never be used together again. Finally, the Magus was able to convince the Tribunal to let him reassemble the gauntlet.

In New Avengers #8, Iron Man and Uatu found him defeated and dead, later revealed to be at the hands of the Beyonders.


First Appearance: Strange Tales (1951) #157

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers (2013)
Avengers Academy (2010)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
Doctor Strange (2018)
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Fantastic Four (1961)
FF (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
History of the Marvel Universe (2019)
Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
Infinity War (1992)
Last Planet Standing (2006)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Mephisto Vs. ... (1987)
New Avengers (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Quasar (1989)
ROM (1979)
Rune/Silver Surfer (1995)
Secret Wars II (1985)
She-Hulk (2004)
She-Hulk (2005)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures (1995)
Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (2006)
Strange Tales (1951)
Thanos (2014)
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014)
The Adventures of the X-Men (1996)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Thor (1966)
Thor (1998)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
What If? (1977)
What If...? (1989)
X-Men Forever (2001)

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