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The Empty Hand is a mind-shatteringly powerful entity that commands The Gentry.

The New 52

It constructed the inhabitants of Earth 42 in order to test-run its plans of domination on them. It has made its base in the ruins of Earth 7, already destroyed at its behest, to construct the Oblivion Machine and end the never-ending tale of the super-heroes once and for all. Confronted by Superman of Earth 23 and several other heroes, it informed them that it would soon strike with legions at its command, and informed them it already destroyed "Multiverse-2" before banishing them back to Earth 8 so that it could complete its plans; they, in turn, formed Justice Incarnate and warned the heroes of 50 worlds in order to prepare against it.[1]

Infinite Frontier

After Earth 0 Barry Allen fell on the Pre-Crisis version of the Antimatter Universe, Kell Mossa/Pariah told him that the so-called Multiverse-2 was in fact the Pre-Crisis iteration of the Multiverse; he also revealed to the speedster that the Empty Hand and the Gentry did not destroy it, but they had been feeding on this dead Multiverse since its destruction in the first Crisis.[2]

Later, it is revealed that the Empty Hand is actually the right hand of the Great Darkness itself that was once used by the aforementioned primordial entity to form the truce between itself and The Presence, with the hand in question being given its current form.

  • The Empty Hand has on its face the symbol of Ultra Comics, suggesting a connection between the two.