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Earth-383 was a negative world, where all humans (and other beings) were negatives (as opposed to Earth-One and most other known alternate worlds, which are positive worlds).


If a being from a positive world visited Earth-383, the Earth-383 natives will not be able to perceive that being at all -- the natives could not see, hear, touch, smell or even telepathically sense the positive visitor. The visitor could, however, interact with inanimate objects. Also, if the visitor had a native counterpart on Earth-383, the negative native would blink out of existence while the positive visitor was present, and would reappear when the positive visitor left.

Furthermore, Earth-383 had a strange connection with Earth-One. If a being on the positive Earth-One died, their negative counterpart on Earth-383 became positive, and (like a positive visitor) was not able to be perceived by the negative inhabitants. However, they were now able to perceive other positive beings (both natives and visitors) and had a parallel positive society, existing unseen alongside the negative civilization. Furthermore, positive beings seemed to be immune to disease and aging -- Earth-383's Abraham Lincoln, Isaac Newton and Joan of Arc all became positive when their Earth-One counterparts died, and were all still alive in the modern era.

This universe was presumably destroyed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event, and then (presumably) retroactively saved from destruction during the Convergence event.


  • The parallel universe was unnamed in the story, but identified as Earth-383 in Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • The above explanation (in History) of how Earth-383 worked was formulated by Supergirl when she was accidentally thrust into Earth-383 by an explosion, and may not be 100% correct. It is certainly not complete -- there are unanswered questions, including:
    • Could the negative inhabitants die of natural causes, or did they only "die" by becoming positive when their Earth-One counterpart died?
    • Could the positive inhabitants die at all?
    • Did anything happen to Earth-One inhabitants when their Earth-383 counterpart died?

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