Super Sunday: Pllvm


During the Supernatural Sundays I did a bunch of alien wizard called Wallfixers and several members of that group were of a species called the Pllvm. These undersea octopusish people, I decided, exist in many alternate universes because humans aren’t the only ones who get to be ubiquitous. Today, let’s take a tour of some of those universes:

Bubllpub is an aide to the Pllvm’s royal family. In his universe the Pllvm homeworld is ruled by a single government, a monarchy whose lineage stretches back many generations. The royal family is not perfect, a few of the members are particularly cruel and set upon conquering other worlds, but most of them are decent enough rulers of the planet. First contact with alien species was only made in the current generation, and it has not always gone well. Bubllpub has been personally assaulted by six different alien beings. Still, he holds out hope that the planet’s entry into the galactic community will end up being beneficial for all involved.

Universe: White

On a Pllvm homeworld that has not made first contact and has hundreds of separate nations spread over the oceans, Bublupp is just a working class “normal” person. He makes a living by delivering batteries to businesses with energy subscriptions and it is pretty easy work and he doesn’t hate it. Bublupp is focused on raising a family, and has two children, though his mate was killed in a tragic accident. He tries to be a good father, but the pressure gets to him sometimes and he will eat illegal intoxicating plants to relax.

Universe: Blue

Lollipop, whose name being similar to an English word is just a coincidence, is a criminal for hire. Living in a significantly corrupt society, this sort of criminal mercenary work is about the best one can manage. But that doesn’t mean that Lollipop doesn’t have other ambitions. He daydreams of being able to make a living doing comedy. He stays up late at night working on his material alone.

Universe: Red (also home to Plplppow)

Though her homeworld is the capital of a federation that spans several star systems, Pulubbul has never been off-planet. She’s a homeworlder who thinks that the planet has everything she’s ever going to need and that other planets are basically for rustic idiots. That attitude is going to give her trouble when her rich uncle on a farming planet dies and leaves her his estate at the same time she gets kicked out of her apartment and has to go live with the “country bumpkins” she had no respect for. It’s a real fish out of water situation, except still very much in water.

Universe: Green (also home to Polpplplo)

Lubgug‘s version of the Pllvm homeworld is beset by demigods. Some of the Astrolympians have visited this world, so naturally they’ve had children here. Those children of the gods have, as is their wont, been unruly and tend to fight one another. Lubgug is in the employ of one of the nicer demigods, called Helper, a compassionate being who pities the Pllvm and tries to stop the meaner gods. Lubgug and the other members of Helper’s following try to clean up and repair the damage after the fights.

Universe: Silver

The Pllvm homeworld of Vmblb was once twisted by a dark magical entity, and Vmblb was among the Pllvm who were mutated and forced to serve that being. Though the monster was driven away and the mutated horde regained their free will, Vmblb has had trouble returning to normal society after all he’s been through.

Universe: Brown (also home to Lupplol)

Bvplob is a scientist on her version of the Pllvm homeworld. This version of the planet has two rival governments waging open warfare and Bvplob is employed by one of them to create super soldiers. Bvplob does her job, but she has doubts about whether her side is any better than the other side when it comes down to it. As she goes about perfecting her formulae, she makes plans to use the resulting super powers on herself to try to put an end to the conflict she sees as pointless.

Universe: Orange

Super Sunday: The Ugder

I said last time that I have probably developed enough alternate Earths. Standing by that, this year’s Super Sunday theme will be Superior Species Sunday (though I’ll probably just actually call is Alien Sundays, because that’s better). Screw Earth. Let’s see what else my universes have got. Every week I will be fleshing out an alien species. Let us begin:

The Ugder

The species known as the Ugder come from a planet also called Ugder. They are a blue-skinned humanoid people with big heads, conical ears, thick black manes, and three fingered hands. Theirs is a cold and wintry world and, while they live there happily, they got off that world pretty quickly. When the Ugder first achieved space flight technology, there was still a continent on their own world which had not been discovered. For nearly two thousand years now, the Ugder have visited and colonized dozens of planets in the systems closest to their home, and met several species of aliens in the process. In most cases, the Ugder are the first alien species those other aliens have ever met, and these meetings are not always beneficial to both parties (the Ugder were especially cruel to the first aliens they met, the Shlafes). In recent years, however, the Ugder have begun to create more peaceful alliances with the aliens they meet, going so far as to try to organize a system of Space Government with representatives from various worlds.

Some representatives of the Ugder people:

Digmimm is a member of the Ugder Shipping Security Force. The Force trains pilots who fly fighter ships that escort Ugder Shipping Convoys through space to protect them from attack by criminals. Digmimm, however, encountered not criminals on her first mission, but first contact with a hostile alien force. She not only survived, but succeeded in driving off the attack with most of the convoy intact. This made her a hero to the Security Force and to the Udger at large, but what she doesn’t is that she has become infamous among that alien species, with her face being used in hateful propaganda as that group prepares for a war against the Ugder.

The planet Yimmin is home to a colony of anarchists that consider themselves apart from the rest of Ugder society. Yimmin the individual was named after this world by his parents, who were among the early colonizers of that world. Yimmin left the planet he was named after as soon as he could find a means to do so. But being from, and named for, a world that the rest of Ugder society considers a home to criminals, Yimmin had trouble finding a place. Ironically, it was this that caused Yimmin to have to turn to a life of crime. Yimmin is now making a living smuggling contraband between worlds.

Raised on an Ugder transport ship by his businessman father, Mimitimim found his own life when he became a writer of fiction. His first story, a coming of age tale about a young Ugder who was tortured by his schoolmates, was extremely popular and the young author settled down on planet Ugder becoming something of a celebrity. Settling into a life of parties and wallowing in fame, it took years for him to produce a new story. That second novel, about a farmer who lost his family and his mind during the during a space war, was also widely praised. He became the most celebrated author of his generation. He lived in a large home shared with a literal harem (as scandalous in Ugder culture as it would be in ours). Eventually his third story was finished and released. It was deemed unreadable by critics. Tasting failure and humiliation for the first time, Mimitimim did not react well. He covertly snuck off-world and now dwells on the seventh moon of an obscure world, in isolation.

A Fact About the Ugder: Though I said I was fleshing out the universes in which my alternate Earths take place, I am actually not doing that this week. The Ugder live in a universe unrelated to all those I spoke about last week. This is an alternate timeline that differs from so far back that when the stars and galaxies formed differently, so that the galaxies we know such as the Milky Way were never formed and wholly different ones did. This universe has no Earth or humans at all. If that isn’t a blow to anthropocentricism, I don’t know what is. We’ll call this universe “Narsidon” as it should not be a human word.

Super Sunday: The Universes

Okay, so I’m done with the Supernatural Sundays year, and I did a few fill-in things to bring us to the actual end of December. That should make it easier to actually make my annual themes actually last a year. So next week we start the next theme.

This week, I expand on the list of alternate universe begun two years ago. It turns out that four alternate Earths was nowhere near enough to contain me, so I’m going to use the color-scheme names to assign a bunch more for future use.

Universe White

As previously discussed, this is a world with a bunch of superheroes. So far that’s the main thing about it. I consider it to be a more “fun” superhero setting than others below.

Universe Green

This is a world where the things we consider science fiction have been coming true since the late 1800s, so the technology of the 2000s is so advanced that it is like a space opera setting. There are human colonies all over the galaxy and they are in communication with aliens and stuff.

Universe Orange

This is another superhero-packed universe, home especially to all the ones I invented in junior high. There are,if anything, too many superheroes here. I’m rolling with the concept that society has been fundamentally changed by that fact, and there would be much to explore.

Universe Red

This is a dark universe full of cyberpunk dystopias and vampire attacks. It is an Earth on the edge of ruin and still going forward.

Universe Bronze

This is an absurdly broken universe, home to the Hover Head and Space Army comics on this site. Hopefully I shall be revisiting it soon.

Universe Blue

This Earth is the setting for the Secret Government Robots comic and related concepts. This is, for the moment, the Main PDR Universe.

Universe Grey

This is a universe where demons and devils are actively working on acquiring human souls all the time. It’s full of horror stories and bad days.

Universe Purple

This universe is torn to pieces by a whole bunch of time-travelling assholes. History here is constantly being re-written.

Universe Silver

This is the universe where the Space Gods called the Astrolympians hold sway. So far, that is literally the only thing this universe has going on.

Universe Brown

This is an Earth where humanity has had access to magic since way back, so the entire layout is vastly different, but they also still have cars and planes and such. As I described it before, it is a “Shotguns and Sorcery” setting.

And I must reiterate that this is not every universe that has come up in Super Sunday either. For example, the Earth ravaged by the Frankensteingularity would be a separate universe. As would the fantasy world from which the Efmon family and the Old Sage originate. I think it is clear that my original estimation that I could “populate at least four Superhero Universes with characters” has been proven. At this point, I wonder if I even need to bother pumping out some characters on a different alternate Earth every week…

Super Sunday: The Beam (Again)

In several universes there has arisen a superhero known as the Beam. As they met one another

The Beam of Earth Purple

Fukui Yuito was an ordinary young man until he was caught in the blast caused by an exploding time machine that had crashed into his home. The temporal energies caused Yuito to gain superhuman powers: flying and moving at speeds so fast he could barely be seen. As occasionally happens, he decided to become a superhero called the Beam. Like the other Beams, he eventually learned that there were other universes and had adventures in them. But when he came home, things had changed. Due to some time travel event that occurred while he was away, his world was rewritten. People he knew weren’t who he knew, and more importantly, there was another Yuito as well, one still living the life he had before the accident. The Beam’s home was gone, so he left it to the new Yuito and began to wander the multiverse helping those in need and, hopefully, finding a new place for himself.

The Earth that was home to Yuito is the one ravaged by the Time Travel Chaos of the time travel characters I gave you back in August.

The Beam of Earth Brown

On the island of Islopia, the Wizard King enforces his rule by enchanting his police force with superhuman powers. One of those officers, Klair Getting, was given powers of supernatural speed. In spite of her massive frame, she is the fastest person in her world. She takes her job very seriously, so when the Beams from other strange versions of the Earth arrived in hers, she had no interest in helping them with their adventures until it mattered in some way that effected her jurisdiction. But when it does, she is glad to help out.

Earth Brown is the name for the fantasy world that is also home to the nation of Podd. I like to think that Superpowered Cop from a Fantasy Earth would be sufficiently different from standard superhero fare that it would be an interesting source of conflict.

This is it for the Beams. I’m not going to make more of them here. This world-building exercise that is Super Sunday has resulted in more universes than even I expected, and I wanted a few more Beams to continue filling out their role as the hero archetype in multiple universes. But I also think it would be ridiculous is every one of those universes had a Beam. For now, the only way I’d bother making more of them is if I’m actually making a story in which they appear. There’s a few colors left, but screw those colors for now.

Super Sunday: The Beam and Bust-Up

The Beam of Earth Silver

In at least four universes, “the Beam” is the name of a respected superhero. In another universe, there is a Beam, but she is no hero.

Valerie Duncan was once an ordinary human criminal, but during a heist she stumbled across the most important thing she’d ever steal: The Cloak of the Space God of Speed. As she felt the shining silver garment, she felt its energy coarse into her. She instinctively draped it around herself and the world seemed to stop around her. Instead, though, it was she who was moving immeasurably fast. With her newfound powers she became the Beam, a crook capable of crimes so quick that she was gone before anyone knew she was there.

The idea came up in the original Beam post that there could be some villainous Beams out there, but I neglected to do anything with it during my year of Supervillains. Since it is now Supernatural Sunday year, I had to make a supernatural origin for this one. Luckily, it was about time I fleshed out the Space Gods a bit more.


You can’t take it with you, so when rich prick Randall Penderman-South III died, he had to stick around if he wanted to be with his vast fortune. Randall’s spirit, by inhabiting a bust of himself, can interact with the material plane to protect his wealth. When someone tries to steal his money, this statue-headed ghost is likely to turn up and beat them down. Most of the time this means that Randall’s targets are criminals, but not always, so it’s a good thing the Noblewoman is around to put an end to his spectral rampages. Still, what can the law do about him? You can’t exactly lock a ghost in prison, and there’s not really any assault laws that apply to the deceased anyhow. These questions don’t have easy answers, so for the time being, Bust-Up is a problem Noblewoman will have to deal with on regular occasions.

This fancy coloring was done by @sanityormadness, who took my original version and made it all special effecty.