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What if Marvel and DC were to merge together and become one...how do their cosmologies co-exist or does one override the other? Both cosmologies are quite confusing but I believe they can merge properly in my opinion.
For starters I will basing the cosmological structure on that of the DC Map of the Multiverse...
There is a Marvel Map of the Multiverse though it is fan-made but nonetheless fun to look at
This is how I believe the structure of a combined cosmology should look like. The ranking on these characters is not based on feats or power but rather by their roles and what they represent plus how they logically would fit within this cosmology Some beings might not be as powerful as portrayed and others seemingly downplayed but I will give my reasoning for it....again this is all opinion.
These representations are technically not characters within the cosmology but symbolize those in the real world. They do not appear on a cosmological map at all.
The One Above All / The One Below All
Though his omnipotence has been questioned in recent times on the battle forums and rightfully so. He is meant to symbolize the writer who technically has full control over everything unless you're Jim Starlin. With such a name, it's hard to imagine someone or something beyond him even though it has happened before but nonetheless this is where he stands.
The Primal Monitor
The Primal Monitor for all intended purposes is the paper for which comics are drawn upon or where ideas are placed and implemented. Without it there no story to be made. While the One Above All is regarded as the supreme meta being for the sake of this cosmology, he is nothing without the Primal Monitor.
The Empty Hand
The Empty Hand is meant to symbolize us the reader or buying customer. Our authority might not directly affect the Primal Monitor but it does affect the One Above All as we can choose whether to spend our hard-earned money on the product they have given. The One Above All must please the Empty Hand to generate profit.
This is the highest level in regards to fictional characters. Though they aren't meta representations like the above, they are however responsible for all creation in a fictional sense. Most of them are beings from the Bible as we identify with them the best. On a cosmological map, they exist outside of all creation or beyond the Source Wall or the Beyond.
The Presence / The Great Evil Beast / The Schechina / The Fulcrum
As the most powerful fictional character, he goes by many names but he is often referred to as God or Yahweh. In a fictional sense, he is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient and responsible for all levels of creation.
The Source is where all the place from beings within creation outside of Yahweh derive their power. In DC Comics it contains everything from the Godwave to the Alpha Effect, the Firestorm Matrix, the Quantum Field, the Emotional Spectrum, the Speed Force, the Omega Effect, the Worlogog etc. In a composite cosmology it will also contain the Heart of the Universe, the Odin-Force, the Power Cosmic and other sources of power.
Archangels and Angels
With more references to Biblical beings, Archangels and Angels are the offspring and strongest servants of God...the most notable are Lucifer Morningstar and Michael Demiurgos one of whom is the representation of God's infinite will and the other is God's infinite power.
Fundamentals and Platonics
These are the building blocks of all creation and must exist by necessity as they personify the very words they represent...basically they are living ideas who are the definition of a no-limits fallacy when it comes to their absolute existence. On a cosmological map, they exist within all of creation.
Death, Death, Destiny, Despair, Desire, Delirium and Destruction are living ideas who exist by necessity in all creation and can not be destroyed no matter what.
Just like ideas can not be destroyed, numbers can not be destroyed either, even by removing them from existence. These equations I'm referring to would be the Life Equation, the Death Equation, the Creation Equation, the Anti-Life Equation and the Anti-Death Equation which are said to exist in all sentient beings.
Within creation, there are beings who create and watch over the multiple Multiverses...some of them are even messengers of God who give direct orders from above. On a cosmological map, they reside in the Monitor Sphere or Outer Void but outside of the Megaverse.
Aspects of God
Yahweh has many messengers who fulfill their duties for him in the form of his emotions whether it's the Voice, the Radiant, the Phantom Stranger, the Spectre or Eclipso who are unleashing anything from God's Wrath to God's Vengeance. Normally, they might not be this powerful in comics but the role of a messenger for God is nothing to scoff at.
Perpetua + Hecate + Living Tribunal
Though their power levels have been questioned in the battle forums, they are very much the leading overseers of all the multiple Multiverses, one of whom is its cosmic creator, the other its mystical creator and the final being the judge of these smaller creations.
Within the Megaverse but still outside the Multiverse are the protectors or destroyers of these smaller creations. They have the power of plot manipulation that enables them to control what goes on in a Multiverse and are safe from retcons.
Most people are probably sick and tired of "Monitor wank" but these beings do hold a special role within the DC cosmology and they will continue to do so in a composite cosmology. You have your good Monitors like Mar Novu and Nix Uotan who want save some Multiverses and then you have your bad Monitors like Mandrakk and Mobius who want to consume those Multiverses. Though I understand not all them are the same tier power-wise, for the sake of this cosmology let's just say they are.
These are the "gods" of the composite cosmology...basically they occupy their various realms and other dimensions in what is simply another Sphere of the Gods. They exist outside the Multiverse but interact with the beings within who worship or hate them.
It probably makes no sense for skyfathers to be here power-wise but as far as roles are concerned, they are worshipped like gods and should be treated as such...they include the Asgard and Olympus pantheons lead by Odin and Zeus.
Demons and Hell-Lords
Though they all vary in power, they are nonetheless dreaded among the other gods. They include the likes of Mephisto, Surtur, Dormammu, Neron, Trigon etc.
Elder Gods and Old Gods
Beings like Gaea, Chthon, Arzaz, Gog etc belong here too.
Often disrespected and thought of as aliens with high-tech, New Gods have always existed outside the Multiverse since Jack Kirby created them and will continue to do so in this composite cosmology.
Some of these lesser known gods should exist outside the Multiverse...they include Rao, Cythonna, H'ron'meer, Gorr, Nekron, the Black Winter etc.
These beings exist within the Multiverse or are part of it.
Abstracts / Lords of Order + Lords of Chaos
These individuals make up the fabric of the Multiverse itself and represent certain concepts like time and space. They are also fighting for cosmic balance in the Multiverse.
Celestials / Omega Titans
These individuals can be regarded as "gods" for their Universes. They are responsible for life within the cosmos.
If there's an alternate version of a said character, they belong within the Multiverse inside a Universe. Everyone from Batman to Superman all of whom have parallel Universe versions are a part of the world they're in.
They are regarded as at the top of their respective Universes, each of whom represents an emotion.
Watchers + Guardians
A group of powerful "godlike" aliens who watch over their Universe.
Alien Empires + Factions
With so many alien races in the cosmos, there's bound to be warring empires like the Kree, Skrull, Sh'iar or armies lead by Brainiac, Despero, Starro, Mongul etc. Different Lantern Corps also occupy the same space.
Some beings make absolutely no sense as far as their role and purpose is concerned. They are to be excluded for the time being.
Galactus never made sense to me and probably never will...he goes around eating planets which seems to be beneath him or a cosmic entity for that matter.
5D Imps + Beyonders
These beings make no sense...they come out of nowhere, they're not worshipped, they make the entire cosmological structure look like a joke and their roles are non-existent.