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Type Base of Operations
Secrecy Level Unknown
Location Negative Zone
Inhabitants Guardians of the Galaxy
 42 is a base built by the Kar ree, but currently houses the Guardians of the Galaxy.


Kar Ree Base 42

Around 3000 BC, the Kar Ree built a number of bases across the galaxy. After the 41st Base, the High Council decided it was time to construct a base isolated from the typical parameters of space-time. The long-abandoned Negative Zone was used as its' location. They built the base and it was used for the next four thousand years, before being abandoned due to predictions of a cataclysmic event in the near future, and the entire empire was called back to the Kar Ree homeworld.

A Guardian By Any Other Name

After a confrontation with the Universal Church of Truth, Peter Quill (AKA Star-Lord) escaped using a faulty teleport device, which sent him into the Negative Zone by accident. Searching the dimension, he quickly came across the abandoned Kar Ree base, and turned it back online. Discovering all of the facilities worked, he used an inbuilt "bridge" to return to the universe. Informing the Watchers, a council made up of the heads of over a hundred societies, the facility was converted into a base of operations for the newly formed Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as a community of the galaxy's top scientists, dubbed the Luminals.

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