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TRANQUILITY CITY

Classification: Major city built on Earth's Moon's Sea of Tranquility in the alternate/potential future (Reality-700's late 22nd century)

Creator: Unrevealed, presumably humans

Users/inhabitants: Tranquility City housed over four million people, among them Dr. Alexander Locke, Dr. Cassandra Locke, Gene Omega-20, Pixie, Skrull ambassador Zorn and various others.

Significant Locations: Lunar Lander exhibit, Temporal Research Center, court

First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (July 2000)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Built in the Sea of Tranquility, around the site of the Apollo 11 lunar lander in the 22nd century of Reality-700, Tranquility City housed and employed four million people. Tranquility is known for its giant spires that are all protected from the vacuum of space underneath a protective dome. The city is a major center for education, research and interplanetary diplomacy. As such, Skrull ambassador Zorn and a number of soldiers and personal guards made Tranquility City their home in the late 22nd century. The city also had a temporal research center outfitted with a Chronal Viewer that allowed historians to review the past without actively changing the timeline.

History:
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (fb) - BTS) - By the 22nd century of Reality-700, mankind had established itself on Earth's Moon. The first major colony was established in the Sea of Tranquility, near the site of the 1969 lunar landing, and was named Tranquility City. In order to construct and maintain the giant domed cities like Tranquility, a cybernetic procedure was developed that turned human beings into Omega level cyborgs capable of surviving in the vacuum of space.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (fb)) - In the late 22nd century, Tranquility inhabitants included Dr. Alexander Locke; his daughter, historian Cassandra Locke; her lover Eugene, the Omega cyborg designated 20; and an envoy of the Skrull Empire led by Ambassador Zorn. Tipped off the Skrulls were up to no good following a meeting with Pixie the Eternal, Omega-20 told Cassandra there was something off about the Skrulls' claims of a history of peaceful relations with Earth. She used a tachyon belt to travel into the past to find out if there was any truth to these allegations.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8) - Cassandra Locke's trip into yesterday was detected and monitored by members of Tranquility City's temporal research center. Calling in Alexander Locke and garnering the interest of Ambassador Zorn, they decided to activate a counter wave effect that would prevent anyone who encountered Cassandra in the past from remembering anything about her or whatever she said as soon as she moved on.

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(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7) - Alexander Locke went to check on his daughter's Tranquility City flat after she'd been gone for roughly a week. To his dismay, he discovered Omega-20 inside, realizing the cyborg and his daughter had been living together for some time. They were then surprised by the arrival of Pixie, who told them she needed their help in saving an entire generation from extinction.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6) - Pixie took Alexander Locke and Omega-20 to the Lunar Lander exhibit inside Tranquility City, explaining how she herself was near there back in 1969 when Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the Moon. As she was trying to convince Cassandra's family that Locke had a message for them hidden on the Lunar Lander, the Tranquility City police department came to arrest her on suspicions of plotting against the Skrull ambassador Zorn.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2) - Locke and Gene visited the Tranquility City temporal research center when it became obvious Cassandra Locke had apparently perished somewhere in 1955. Before they could properly process this fact, a group of Skrull soldiers entered the facility and started killing everyone in sight on orders of Zorn who wanted to prevent the truth about the Skrulls' past with Earth from becoming public knowledge. Not too long after that, Omega-20 successfully retrieved the alleged evidence on the Lunar Lander.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1) - Zorn served as prosecutor in Pixie's trial, accusing her of plotting against the attempts of the Skrull Empire to forge a lasting peace between their two peoples. As he was making his case, Gene and Alexander Locke entered the court room to present documented proof of two centuries of Skrull violence against humanity. Despite Zorn's protests, the judge allowed the evidence to be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Tranquility City has no known connections to


Chronal research center

    Dr. Cassandra Locke's unauthorized trek into the past was first picked up by the researchers of Tranquility City's temporal research center. They were able to observe her trip into the past via their chronal viewer, though they were unable to pick up any sound due to unrevealed circumstances. Calling in her father, Alexander Locke, and attracting the attention of Skrull ambassador Zorn, the researchers tried to prevent Cassandra from causing too much damage in the past by sending a counter wave along the path her tachyon belt powered time-jumps had taken her. The counter wave prevented anyone in the past from remembering her. A few days later, the researchers called in Alexander Locke and Cassandra's lover, Gene-20, when it became obvious Cassandra had perished in 1955. Moments later, a squadron of Skrull soldiers, acting on orders from ambassador Zorn, invaded the center and shot most of the researchers on sight in an attempt to prevent the Skrulls' dubious past with Earth from becoming public knowledge.


-- Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 


Tranquility City court

    Hoping to quiet Pixie's claims the Skrulls were concealing their past transgressions against Earth, Skrull ambassador Zorn had the Eternal arrested on trumped up charges by the Tranquility City police department. During her trial, Zorn headed the prosecution himself in Tranquility City's courtrooms. Zorn, a skilled orator, was ready to get Pixie convicted until Alexander Locke and Gene-20 stormed in, presenting new evidence (obtained by historian Cassandra Locke and hid aboard the Lunar Lander since 1969). The judge allowed Locke and Omega to enter their new evidence.


-- Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1



 

 



Lunar Lander Site

    On July 20th, 1969 the NASA sent Lunar Lander safely set down in the Sea of Tranquility. The footprints astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made on the surface of the Moon would become the stuff of legends. Two centuries later, the spot had become a shrine. Around the Lunar Lander, the first major colony on the Moon was built, appropriately called Tranquility City. The Apollo-11 site eventually became a permanent museum exhibition with visitors to Tranquility being able to see the historic site without actually disturbing anything. Alexander Locke, Gene Omega-20 and Pixie visited the exhibition, with the Eternal trying to convince Locke and Gene they needed to check underneath the porch of the Lander. Some time later, Gene donned lev-boots and went out to the site to check on Pixie's claims. He uncovered the evidence required to prove Pixie's claims the Skrulls were up to no good.


-- Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2






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Marvel The Lost Generation I#2, p1, pan1 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p12, pans 1&2 (appartments)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#8, p3, pan1 (Chronal Research center)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#6, p14, pan1 (police department)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#6, p13, pan1 (Lunar Lander site)


Appearances:
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (July 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (January 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (February 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


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Last Updated: 04/25/14

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