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Wormhole

Bifrost from Thor (film) 001

A "Wormhole", or "Einstein-Rosen bridge",[1] is a topological feature that allows a user to take a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime. A wormhole can connect extremely long distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances such as a few feet, different universes, and different points in time. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each at separate points in spacetime.

The theory was developed by famed scientists Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen.[1]

Technology

The Asgardians use the Bifrost, also known as "the Rainbow Bridge", was the connection between Asgard and the other Nine Realms.[2]

When Thor rapidly swirls Mjolnir, he can channel energies for the purpose of Wormholes through means of a vortex[3] and in this vortex time has no meaning, which means he and others can pass through it to their destinations instantaneously.[4] He can open gateways which allow him to travel across locations no matter how great the distance within moments or even across entire dimensions, as he does when he travels from Asgard to Earth and vice-versa.[5][6] Thor has used Mjölnir to rip the fabric of the universe to send Surtur and Ymir to the Death Dimension[7] and send an entire population to Limbo,[8] Thor can also use Mjolnir to travel through portals anywhere within the same dimension.[9]

The Shi'ar developed a network of devices known as Stargates, used by the Shi'ar Empire to travel around the universe. Some were ground-based gates for people to walk through, other enormous space-based, for ships to use.[10][11]

The Negative Zone Portal is a huge, radical cube was designed by Mr. Fantastic to create a dimensional entrance into sub-space better known as the Negative Zone.[12]

The Quantum Bands allow the wearer to "Quantum Jump", opening a wormhole in spacetime allowing them to travel vast distances.[13]

The Hyena Clan Teleporter was used by the Hyena Clan, allowing them to teleport anywhere in Africa in mere moments.[14]

Solo was cybernetically enhanced so he could teleport himself and a certain amount of mass over a great distance.[15]

Natural Phenomenon

The Sharra-IV, a Shi'ar monitoring station, observed the Great K'ythri, a wormhole connected to the Exo-Space.[16]

The [[Bruce Banner (Earth-616)]|Hulk]] was accidentally sent through a wormhole that lead to the Tayo star system and crashed on the planet Sakaar. There, it was known as the "Great Portal". It was revealed that many space-faring races fell through the portal, forcing them to make Sakaar their home.[17]

The "Bermuda Triangle" is home to various wormholes that can transported users to the dimensions of Polemachus,[18] Weirdworld,[19] and the Tower of Time.[20]

Powers

Certain beings have developed the power to teleport. This is accomplished by a variety of means:

  • One common method is to open a direct portal or wormhole in space and walk through it, appearing at the desired location.
  • Another method is to bodily shift through a wormhole to another dimension with different physical laws, and then shift back out at the new location.[citation needed]

Magic

Magic users are able to open portals anywhere in spacetime, other dimensions, and the rest of the Multiverse. This is done depending on their level of skill and what Spells and Phrases they are using.[21]

The Masters of the Mystic Arts utilize a magical device known as a Sling Ring.[22]

Alternate Realities

Earth-199999

Asgardians used the Bifrost to make wormholes to travel to other worlds. Earth scientists Jane Foster and Erik Selvig were investigating the phenomenon when they encountered Thor.[23] When the Red Skull attempted to use the Tesseract back in the 1940's he was transported away via a wormhole.[24] The Chitauri traveled to Earth via a portal created by the Tesseract. The Avengers were able to destroy it by directing a missile into the event horizon. [25] During the event known as the "Convergence", many wormholes opened up around the Nine Realms. Malekith attempted to use the Aether to destroy reality via the wormholes, but was stopped by Thor.[26] The being known as Hive was transported by the Kree to the world of Maveth via a Monolith artifact that could be formed into a wormhole. Hydra kept it in their possession for centuries with hopes of returning him to Earth.[27]

Wormhole from Spider-Man Edge of Time 001

Earth-TRN199

A wormhole appeared before Spider-Man during a timestorm. He used it to leave the Gateway Room.[28]

Known Wormholes

A full list of Wormholes can be found here.

References



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