In the DC Multiverse are there only 52 universes or are there only 52 known universes?
How Many Universes Are There In The DCU?
@TheMess1428: That sounds more accurate. I do know that the Earth-247 Legionnaires don't currently have any home universe to go to, so it would make sense if it wasn't one of the 52.
If it helps, here's my reading of the material. Earth-247 is explicitly destroyed, as of the Legion of Three Worlds (Final Crisis) story. It no longer exists. Hypertime is officially "not being used," but nobody said "it no longer exists." That said, there was a line in a (pre-52) Booster Gold issue about Booster pruning Hypertimelines (not to mention, the reference in the 52 story to Waverider being the "seer of Hypertime.") I'm not seeing Hypertime on the list that (...I think...) was referenced. So, either I got to the wrong list, or something has changed. The Legion story mentioned above said that Earth-Prime was re-created, but it never specified its relationship to the 52 universes. "New Earth" and "Earth 0" are now officially the same thing. (I think that Bizarro world is now Bizarro universe, and it may be Earth-29, nowadays.) What's interesting, and unresolved, is a statement that Dan Didio made around the time that the multiverse was returned. He said that each of the 52 has its own parallel dimensions, divergent timelines, and microverses. Presumably, this is still true. If Hypertime is also officially still around (even if it's not being used,) then there is no reason that a writer's imagination has to feel constrained. Anything's possible!
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