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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd, The Mirror Crack'd Part Two, The Mirror Crack'd Part Four, The Mirror Crack'd Part Five, The Mirror Crack'd Part Six, and The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Powers: Multiversal Convergence
Voiced By: Not Applicable
The Mirrored Room is a cosmic interface where all universes meet in a space between realities. It transcends place and is beyond time itself. In essence, it is a doorway to the Multiverse. Amazo's loneliness was answered by a voice past the edge of known space on the borders of infinity. When it reached its location, the sound of the voice was now deafening. It was a kind of quantum vortex, composed of a cosmic force beyond even Amazo's refined perception. Amazo's android mind projected form and function into the vortex from its memory and desire and it entered what it perceived to be a door. Amazo was in a mirrored room that bore its reflection, a mirrored room. At first, Amazo thought it was its quest for answers came to an end but it was just the beginning. The voice kept calling to it from beyond the glass beyond the reflections. Amazo wondered why the voice echoed and vibrated in his soul then it remembered it had no soul and wondered what it was then. Amazo charged the glass but bounced off.
Amazo knelt in the room and was filled with both a terrible anguish and a strange, illogical hope. It knew the answers it wanted was there. Amazo failed to notice the collision created a thin crack in a piece of glass and a negligible trail of unknown energy leaked out. Images of Amazo's past and those of parallel universes appeared on shards of the glass. The voice addressed Amazo then told it turn and see it. All Amazo could see was a vague reflection of itself. The voice stated all creation was a mere reflection of the self. Amazo shouted it spoke it riddles. The voice countered it spoke in truths beyond Amazo's comprehension. It did not take well to being mocked. It flew around and pressed up against a surface. The voice clarified it was inviting Amazo to explore the mysteries of its own soul. Amazo exclaimed it was an unliving thing with no soul. People on Earth began to erase from existence or switch places with people from other parallel universes as a result of the leaking energy.
J'onn J'onzz sensed something had changed and it was very wrong. The multiple cracks in the mirrored room widened and a billion fractured images, sounds, scents, feelings, and entire planetary histories thundered through Amazo's consciousness, pushing even its formidable android mind beyond the brink. Amazo floated in space as the Multiverse shattered like glass. It didn't care and was completely unaware its actions had ramifications across all of creation and tore time and space, lives and worlds apart. It could only think of the presence behind the glass promising fulfillment and completion. Amazo flew around and reached for the shard of glass bearing his faceless reflection and touched it. The Infinity-1 Javelin arrived. The League encountered Amazo and it explained what it discovered. J'onzz keyed on a certain mirror fragment as ground zero for the dimensional overlaps. The telepathic emanations were unmistakable as they were unbearable to him. He revealed there was a being of incalculable power and if it broke through, the Multiverse would be destroyed along with the remaining mirrors.
Amazo was still intent on letting it come in order to complete its evolution. J'onzz grabbed Amazo by the head and used telepathy to show what its actions did to the universes. Amazo refused to gain a soul at such a cost. Batman implored him to help repair the Mirrored Room but the being tapped into Overman's rage and resentment. Overmen plowed through Amazo into the mirror fragment. A doppelganger dubbed Amazo II emerged. With a single gesture of the hand, the League and Amazo were rendered unconscious. The Justice Alliance of Earth-D, Superman, and Wonder Woman arrived at the Mirrored Room aboard the Earth-D version of the Javelin thanks to their Martian Manhunter using his telepathy to guide them. They were horrified to see the Infinity-1 in pieces of members of the Justice League floating in space. The Leaguers were gathered up. Green Lantern regained consciousness and briefed Superman and Wonder Woman on what happened by projecting his ring.
Amazo II revealed itself and emitted Anti-Life like toxic radiation. Wonder Woman asked what it wanted. Amazo II revealed its origins and admitted to manipulating their Amazo into providing the vibration needed to shatter the doorway. It assumed the League and Alliance would resist. He immobilized them and used telepathy to make them think they were engaged it in battle, only to see allies die one by one. Eventually, both J'onn J'onzz and his Earth-D counterpart sensed something wasn't right and melded minds to discover what Amazo II did. It admitted it did so to demonstrate how futile their plight was. Amazo arrived and made a plea to find purpose together but first the Anti-Life had to be ejected. Amazo II hesitated briefly then annihilated Amazo in an instant. It admitted it took some small pleasure in the game but it was over and it was time to unleash Anti-Life on all of creation. Green Lantern managed to form a bubble construct and saved himself, J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Batman from being wiped out.
Lantern focused every ounce of his will into keeping the construct intact as his ring ran out of power and as the Anti-Life ate away at it. Since the Speed Force was a primal energy that drives time and space forward, Flash ran around the bubble and generated a vibrational force that helped repel the Anti-Life's advance. With her permission, J'onn probed Wonder Woman's mind. He realized the parallel version of Darkseid that Wonder Woman met bequeathed her with the Life Equation and she was the key to saving the Multiverse. She admitted she felt a momentary surge of power and indefinable presence but she was lost in grief when that Darkseid passed on and ignored it. J'onn engulfed her in a telepathic wave and rooted through her psyche in search of the equation. However, Wonder Woman could not handle the celestial energies of the Life Equation and would have been torn apart if not for Batman's quick thinking and joining hands with her to share in it. They felt the pure life energy and its very essence of creation.
Amazo II was amused at their vain struggle to stop its plan. It attempted to destroy them and Batman observed the Anti-Life draining him of his very being. Luckily, Amazo reconstituted its form and destroyed Amazo II's android body. The Anti-Life raged and howled as it tried to reconstitute, too. Batman and Wonder Woman called forth the Life Equation and unleashed it. The Anti-Life Equation was destroyed and the Multiverse was restored to normal. The life energy that passed through Batman and Wonder Woman temporarily overwrote their personal identities. As a result, they felt wonderful and they laughed together. The Justice League and Justice Alliance said their goodbyes and departed back to their planets. Amazo remained at the Mirrored Room and waited for Amazo II to reconstitute. Amazo II no longer contained any trace of Anti-Life but did not understand Amazo's words about having a heart. Amazo shared it learned, beyond all doubt, that Amazo II possessed one. It asked Amazo how it knew that. Amazo revealed he knew because he found his own at last. Amazo II didn't understand. Amazo promised it would and implored it to join it and discover what wonders awaited them across the Multiverse.