Quote1 It's big. The big nothing. A nothing of forever. A place God's hands have never touched. Outside of space. Outside of the universe... outside of Eternity. Quote2
-- Deadpool src


A romantic relationship between the cosmic entity known as Eternity -- the embodiment of all time and reality -- and the cosmic entity known as the Queen of Nevers -- the embodiment of all possibility -- created a place where the universe, all of time, and all possibilities were one, and anything could happen, a Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be.

Death's Disappearance

When the Order of the Glorious End took part in a ritual that sacrificed half of their members in order to summon the physical personification of Death herself, she was kidnapped and her disappearance made dying impossible across the entire universe.[2]

Deadpool and Thanos teamed up in order to find her, and with the help of Black Talon traveled to Hell where Mephisto told them Satannish was to blame for the kidnapping; meanwhile, Death used the last of her power to show Deadpool that she was being held hostage in the Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be.[3]

Death (Earth-616) and Eternity (Earth-616) from Deadpool vs. Thanos Vol 1 4 001

Concurrently, in the Time without Space and the Space without Time, Eternity bickered with his sister, Mistress Death, over whether or not she should have been judging him for imprisoning her, and the In-Betweener pleaded for her release, because the balance between Master Order and Lord Chaos had been skewed. During their exchange, Mephisto had magically teleported Deadpool, Thanos, and Black Talon to the Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be, and they quickly freed Death, which enraged Eternity, who banished the In-Betweener, and tried to strike them down.

But Death made Deadpool and Thanos undead avatars to combat her brother. Thanos explained that Eternity had been acting as a pawn in Blackheart's never-ending war against his father, then gained the upper hand over the cosmic entity. Deadpool realized that if Thanos killed Eternity, it would mean the end of all existence, but Death returned him to life in an effort to prevent him from opposing her plans further. Wade; however, was not deterred, and stabbed the Mad Titan in the back, but Thanos hurled Deadpool into Eternity. There Wade encountered the Uni-Power, which made him cosmically aware as Captain Universe.

Zed steals the Never Queen's heart from Silver Surfer Vol 7 3 001

Returning to the Time without Space and the Space without Time, Pool Captain fought Thanos and saved Eternity. Thanos and Mistress Death fled, and as a show of gratitude, Eternity offered to transport Black Talon and Deadpool, who no longer needed to possess the Uni-Power, to anywhere they desired.[4]

Siege of the Impericon

During one romantic moment between Eternity and the Queen of Nevers, Incredulous Zed used the Edge of Reality, a sword which could cut through reality itself, to infiltrate the Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be, and steal the Never Queen's heart. For this crime, Eternity expelled Zed from within, and he found himself banished from all space and time, in the Lands of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be, face to face with his mysterious benefactor, Glorian, who transformed him into a slave.[1]

Last Days

Later, while attempting to outrun the collapse of the Multiverse caused by the final Incursion, the Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood encountered their future selves. Dawn told her past self where to escape the known universe through a tear in the fabric of reality, and the pair found themselves in what appeared to be a vast blank void, a plane of non-existence.

Glorian then explained that he and his new assistant, the lowly Zee, had created the escape route to rescue the Silver Surfer from the end of everything. Next they encountered Eternity; however, all that remained within him was the newly created Battleworld and its satellite Knowhere, fashioned by the sheer force of will of God Emperor Doom. Finally, Glorian revealed that where they stood was not in fact an empty void, rather upon his master, the Shaper of Worlds.[5]

Meanwhile, Loki and the ghost of Verity Willis had also managed to escape the new Ragnarök and found themselves confronted by Those Who Sit Above in Shadow elsewhere within the Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be.[6] Loki questioned whether or not Those Who Sit Above in Shadow created the Gods or whether the Gods had created Those Who Sit Above in Shadow out of a necessity to explain that which they feared. His bluff worked and Those Who Sit Above in Shadow fled from the idea of not being the loftiest of beings. Loki and Verity then came upon a defeated and shaken King Loki. Loki made King Loki realize that he'd helped him to grow and change, and the two reconciled before the younger contained the elder's essence with his sceptre. Loki then fashioned an exit to the future for he and Verity to pass through.[7]

At the behest of the Shaper of Worlds, Dawn and the Silver Surfer then began recreating the known universe, with Glorian and the Surfer focusing on the cosmic, while Dawn and Zee concentrated on Earth. But the pair soon began to alter things to their own desires. The Surfer resurrected then killed Galactus; meanwhile, Dawn quickly realized that her crafting was merely two-dimensional, so she created another Silver Surfer to help her, but all the changes upset the Shaper of Worlds.[8]


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