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Four New God graduates of the Academy of Higher Conscience reluctantly joined the mission to help mankind evolve toward something more God-like. But even Venice Beach in California seemed backwards after a life in New Genesis. Big Bear lead their mission, and tried to help Dreamer Beautiful, Moonrider, Serafina & Vykin Baldaur find some measure of acceptance on Earth. They were the Forever People.
The Infinity Man
Together with Vykin's temperamental Mother Box, they manifest the Infinity Man in times of trouble by chanting "TAARU". They first call upon him when Darkseid had corrupted Big Bear's farm project, the Feast of Eden. Infinity Man defeated an army of Parademons lead by Mantis. But the Infinity Man offered to help Mantis himself, and made it clear that he was not on the side of New Genesis. The Forever People were left a recording by the Infinity Man -- he was on the side of balance -- too often Apokolips and the New Gods had interfered with other races, and it had to stop.
Green Lantern: Godhead
That choice to interfere or not was taken out of their hands when the Godhead war left the Forever People cut-off and battling Red Lantern Guy Gardner, who had tracked them from Qurac where he'd just suffered a hard loss in a battle with Highfather's divine soldier Malhedron. Once Guy Gardner was taken out of the equation, cooler heads prevailed. Green Lantern B'dg came to understand the Forever People's mission, and left them in peace.
As the Forever People came to understand their connection with the Infinity Man; the Infinity Man came to them and demonstrated his cosmic importance. And the Forever People had to bare this secret knowledge, only shared with fellow New God Himon.
- The Forever People do not generally carry weapons; as they have Fourth World tech and powers; such as Moonrider's Megaton Touch or the Infinity Man's near-cosmic level of power.
- Forever People was created by Jack Kirby, first appearing in Forever People #1. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Forever People first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen.
- It is unknown what happened to the Forever People when the members of the Fourth World were returned to The Source in Justice League Annual (Volume 4) #1. In the final days of the Fourth World, it was said that Infinity Man would rejoin Highfather.
- No trivia.
- 13 Appearances of Forever People (Prime Earth)
- 1 Images that include Forever People (Prime Earth)
- Team Gallery: Forever People (Prime Earth)
Links and References
|Jack Kirby's Fourth World |
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