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    I'll also nominate the Charonians from the Ring of Charon books.

    Basically some kind of monstrous frankensteinian super-Borg. In the first book an Earthling accidentally triggers one of their sleepers coiled around slightly under the surface of the Moon, causing them to open a wormhole dropping Earth into orbit around a Dyson Sphere, where they observe several more life-bearing planets. The Dyson Sphere turns out to be one of a cluster of such, IIRC, which puts these guys at 'Juggling solar systems' levels. Meanwhile, the remaining folks in the Solar System think that Earth has been crushed into a black hole, and are panicking about that until the other Charonians show up and begin dismantling the planets for raw materials.

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    I only skimmed the thread, but I saw no mention of Time Lords, Kryptonians, New Gods, Monitors, Watchers, Organians or Bajoran prophets/wormhole aliens.
    Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupersuper View Post
    I only skimmed the thread, but I saw no mention of Time Lords, Kryptonians, New Gods, Monitors, Watchers, Organians or Bajoran prophets/wormhole aliens.
    On that topic, I submit this (sorry if it's OT or gets this thread closed):

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj06 View Post
    In terms of comics, the African warrior nation of Wakanda is considered to be the most advanced nation on Marvel Earth. And their warrior heritage has left them unconquered in their entire 10,000 years of history.
    Heh.

    Wakanda: Cure for cancer, aids, all that stuff? Got it.

    World: Mind if we borrow some of that?

    Wakanda: LOL. No.


    While I always found that attitude entertaining I have to ask has that changed in recent time?

    And how the hell do you fight a sentient streak of yellow? Add some green and hope it gets sad enough to give up?
    Siriel:
    Transient just likes to do that.

    Why he keeps picking up ridiculous arguments and then try to defend them, I will never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T51R View Post
    OT:

    Right, I need to ask. How many books are there in the series?

    Because when I went into Forgotten Realms back in the day, it consumed all of my allowance because of the massive story branches that went in every direction(even in time!) So, if the series can be bought in batches of say, five tops I'm game.
    There are five in the first 'series'.

    Really, the five run like this:
    1. The prequel (Midnight at the Well of Souls).
    2. The Wars of the Well (Books 2 and 3).
    3. The second Wars of the Well (Books 4 and 5).

    But get all five and read them in the proper order.

    After that, try the second series, but I've not read it so I can't actually comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    There are five in the first 'series'.

    Really, the five run like this:
    1. The prequel (Midnight at the Well of Souls).
    2. The Wars of the Well (Books 2 and 3).
    3. The second Wars of the Well (Books 4 and 5).

    But get all five and read them in the proper order.

    After that, try the second series, but I've not read it so I can't actually comment.
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    The Children of Tomorrow in ultimate marvel were insane. They massacred the asgardians, and were annihilating an army of superhumans. Their technology was probably the best in the entire ultimate world, and with freaking Ultimate Reed Richards as their leader they could have taken the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T51R View Post
    Thanks for that Sharpie. Amazon?
    Might be able to find them. I'm not sure if they've been reprinted since back when I had them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Might be able to find them. I'm not sure if they've been reprinted since back when I had them.
    Not a problem. Even if they're not available in reprints there's still quite a few second hand places here in Melbourne. Thanks for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupersuper View Post
    I only skimmed the thread, but I saw no mention of Time Lords, Kryptonians, New Gods, Monitors, Watchers, Organians or Bajoran prophets/wormhole aliens.
    To be fair some of the races you mentioned might as well be equivalent to primitive cavemen carving tools out of rock, etc. compared to the other races mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mailedbypostman1 View Post
    Dr Doom can laugh?
    Doom laughed at Magneto, after he roofied Mags:

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    To be fair some of the races you mentioned might as well be equivalent to primitive cavemen carving tools out of rock, etc. compared to the other races mentioned.
    Yeah, if the first two races mentioned were the Q and the Celestials, and we're looking upwards from there for our answer, most of those races are less than fleas in the scheme of this thread.
    Yes, I know the voices aren't real. But they do have some VERY good ideas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Doom laughed at Magneto, after he roofied Mags:
    That...sounded wrong, somehow. oO

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    As a note, there are supposed to be multiple levels (and thus multiple potential answers).
    "That which does not grow falls into decay."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarBeyondC View Post
    As a note, there are supposed to be multiple levels (and thus multiple potential answers).
    Good point. My bad.

    But since the races listed were all at least galactic in scale (except maybe the Bajoran prophets), if not trans-galactic, it's all a bit much of a muchness in this case.
    Yes, I know the voices aren't real. But they do have some VERY good ideas....

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