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     Reality names were reused several times. See also Earth-5, Earth 5.

Earth-Five was a reality with no superheroes.


The Phantom Stranger allowed Batman and Robin a chance to intervene in a confrontation where the Bruce Wayne of Earth-Five would lose his parents to a mugger. This raised ethical questions of whether or not it was moral to save the lives of the Wayne family when it would deprive the world of its greatest hero. Batman thwarted the mugger regardless, and the young Bruce Wayne was so inspired by witnessing this act of heroism that he started training and grew up to become a similar bat-themed hero, but this time not one born of tragedy.[1]

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



  • This reality was named as Earth-Five in Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium.
    • Before Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium was published, some fans used Earth-Five as the name of the reality destroyed in the opening pages of Crisis on Infinite Earths #1.[2] That reality has not yet been given an official name.
    • If it's true, then the reason it wasn't designated as such was because "Earth-5" written might be confused with "Earth-S".


Martha Wayne Earth Five

Martha Wayne looks at her son Bruce's new books. Although no superheroes exist on Earth-Five, there are modern fictional heroes such as Sherlock Holmes.

  • According to Robin of Earth-One, this Earth seemed to have no heroic mythology (no Camelot, Hercules, Robin Hood, Odysseus, or Gilgamesh). However, there were apparently at least modern fictional heroes like Sherlock Holmes.
  • Neither Krypton nor its red sun existed in this reality, according to a star atlas consulted by Dick Grayson.

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