- —Adam Warlock[src]
The Infinity Revelation
Adam Warlock traveled with the Mad Titan Thanos in the reality of Earth-19141 in order to find an object on a planet that was drawing them in. As they explored the treasure in the ruins deep below the planet's surface, they encountered two counterparts of themselves from a parallel universe. The artifact itself had been created by unknown higher-dimensional entities above even the Living Tribunal.
The two universes were remodeled according to respective subconscious perceptions of reality of Thanos from Earth-19141 and Warlock of Earth-616. Earth-19141 was transformed by Earth-19141 Thanos into Earth-14209, a massive necropolis, while Earth-616 Warlock turned Earth-616 into Earth-20209, a reality in a constant state of death and resurrection. Earth-616 Thanos was tasked by the Eternity of his universe to destroy Earth-616 Warlock to prevent him from consuming all of reality, while Earth-19141 Warlock was tasked by Infinity from Earth-616 to destroy Earth-19141 Thanos to restore their reality to normal.
After the two timelines returned to normal, they merged together, with the Earth-19141, and much more powerful, version of Warlock retroactively taking over the position of the now annihilated incarnation of Earth-616.
The Infinity Relativity
Warlock went to Earth to understand what had just happened. He later met with Thanos and both discovered that Warlock had absorbed his own reality and now wielded unimaginable power. Warlock then became the target of an emboldened Annihilus, who had once again invaded Posiverse (aka the Earth-616 universe), wanting Warlock's powers for himself.
Thanos and Warlock joined forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gladiator of the Shi'ar, and Pip the Troll to stop Annihilus. However, Annihilus easily defeated them, due to being empowered with the strength of the Hulk, and the power to broadcast fear into his foes. Most of the heroes were forced to flee while Annihilus killed Thanos and captured Warlock.
The Infinity Finale
Having accidentally destroyed the entire universe when Pip the Troll awakened him in order to rescue him from Annihilus, a scared Adam Warlock summoned Thanos to his presence in the nothing that was left in his wake to know what he should do next. As he couldn't bring the universe back as it was, Warlock was convinced by Thanos to seek the aid of the Above-All-Others, which was only possible because Warlock had absorbed the essence of the Living Tribunal of his universe, along with everything else, into himself.
Accompanied by the Mad Titan, Warlock had an audition with the Above-All-Others, who was convinced by Thanos to strike a deal with them to allow them to restore the universe as it was before Annihilus' uprising against the Posiverse in exchange for the flavor of an all-new, all-different universe. With the army of the dead by their side, Warlock and Thanos defeated Annihilus' forces and submitted him. Warlock punished Annihilus by devolving him into an early stage of his evolution, which prompted Thanos to kill him by stomping on him, and took away Mephisto's mouth to prevent him from doing any trickery again.
With the universe fully restored and with only the most powerful beings remembering what never happened, Warlock resurrected the original version of himself from that actuality, and became the new Living Tribunal as part of the deal he struck with the Above-All-Others.
Following the death of the Multiverse and its rebirth anew, Warlock continued operating as the Living Tribunal. He was summoned by the Lord Chaos and Master Order of the reborn Earth-616, who wanted the Living Tribunal to judge Galactus' new role as a lifebringer, the opposite of his previous role of world devourer, which they believed was a infraction of the universal order.
The Living Tribunal ruled in Galactus' favor, allowing him to remain as his new self, alleging that the cosmic hierarchy in this new reality was still being formed, thus it wasn't set. Lord Chaos and Master Order took advantage of this new factuality, and assaulted the Living Tribunal, killing him. The Living Tribunal was eventually returned to life after the First Firmament, the being that manipulated Lord Chaos and Master Order into killing him in order to take over the Multiverse, was defeated.
When Thanos, controlled by his future self, began using the Astral Regulator to absorb the majority of the cosmic beings, putting the entire Multiverse into chaos, the Above-All-Others and the Living Tribunal tried to stop him, but all was in vain, as Thanos was able to absorb them both, with his future self becoming the god and the manifestation of the entire Multiverse. Thankfully, Adam Warlock, Kang the Conqueror, Starfox, and Pip the Troll were able to allow present Thanos to take control of his future self's powers and he reverted everything back prior to his future self's machinations, seemingly restoring the Living Tribunal back to normal.
Powers and Abilities
- A nod toward the identity of the Living Tribunal in Ultimates 2 (Vol. 2) #2 having originating in Thanos: The Infinity Finale #1 was confirmed by Al Ewing, though it is intentionally left vague.
- 15 appearance(s) of Adam Warlock (Earth-19141)
- 4 minor appearance(s) of Adam Warlock (Earth-19141)
- 2 mention(s) of Adam Warlock (Earth-19141)
- 27 image(s) of Adam Warlock (Earth-19141)
- 1 quotation(s) by or about Adam Warlock (Earth-19141)