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[interdimensional council archives, record #34280d]

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Order called. The Interdimensional Council of Reeds, members present and quorum reached, will hear arguments regarding the multiverse variance #234923847: Reed Van Allen, of Earth-2434 (VAR-923847).1

Reed Richards of Earth-616 (R-616), who brought the matter to the council floor, will present a summary of the issue surrounding RVA-234923847 and his recommendation to the Council.

IN RE: VAR-923847, SUMMARY TO THE COUNCIL BY R-616

I. VAR-923847 was first detected some months ago.

II. Heretofore, VAR-923847 had not displayed significant tendencies to merit Council attention.2

III. Presumed multiverse collision causes reality overrides between E-616 and E-2434 (locally known as "shifting." FURTHER RESEARCH RECOMMENDED.).

IV. Recently observed phenomena in VAR-923847 for Council attention: evidence of genius-level mind, evidence of time travel experience, possession of advanced technology similar to W.H.I.S.P.E.R., OVERSIGHT. See notes.3

V. COUNCIL INVESTIGATION RECOMMENDED.

IV. COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP NOT RECOMMENDED.

Debate to follow. Counterpoint will be offered by Reed Richards of Earth-99107 (R-99107).

COUNTERPOINT IN RE: VAR-923847, OPINION TO THE COUNCIL BY R-99107

I. This Council is not a moral authority, merely a scientific one.

II. Regardless of ethical failures in re: R-1610, this technology and it's multiverse variances are evidence of previously undetected genius-level ability worthy of Council induction.4 REASSIGNMENT FROM VAR-923847 TO R-2434 RECOMMENDED.

III. This newly apparent ability has somehow escaped notice from the Council until now, with no explanation immediately plausible. COUNCIL INVESTIGATION RECOMMENDED.

IV. As the Council is still rebuilding after the loss of many Reeds, from many universes, the Council cannot afford to turn away new members and new potential leadership.

V. COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP RECOMMENDED.

Council vote begins.

I. VOTE IN RE: REASSIGNMENT FROM VAR-923847 TO R-2424. Motion carries. Records updated to reassign Reed Van Allen from multiverse variant to eligible for Council membership.

II. VOTE IN RE: COUNCIL INVESTIGATION INTO MULTIVERSE COLLISION. Motion tabled under Council bylaw #98766: Council member or Council-eligible Reeds of any given universe must be appointed to investigations involving that universe. Vote rescheduled for following Council meeting, pending R-2424 induction.

III. VOTE IN RE: COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP OF R-2424. Motion carries. Staunch objections of R-616 noted for the record, as per his request. Initiating welcome procedures, transmitting Council badge.
01. After much debate, the Council, led by founding member Reed Richards (Earth-98570) adopted the term multiverse variance to identify the Reeds who, for one reason or another, are not quite Reed enough to qualify for Council membership. Just as there are an infinite number of universes, and an infinite number of Reeds, there are an infinite number of possible variances.
02. Similarities to merit multiverse variance qualifications: parallel personal history, significant relationships to other variants (see: Sue Storm and Johnny Storm of Earth-616). Significant differences that prevent Council membership: no evidence of genius-level ability, no evidence of superhuman ability, no evidence of moral extremes worthy of Council attention.
03. W.H.I.S.P.E.R.: World Headquarters for International Scientific/Philosophical Experimentation and Research, notably founded by Reed Richards of Earth-1610 (R-1610). PROJECT OVERSIGHT: tasked to R-1610 by the Council to find a way to contact and return to Earth-1610 by any means necessary. With the onset of genius-level ability in VAR-923847, his apparent decision to create not a suit but a helmet has significant implications for Council investigation.
04. Data file in re: R-1610 C̵͉͋̔͞O̖̼ͩ͌͐R͉̜̎͡͠R͉̜̎͡͠U̠҉̷̙ͦP̧͕̒̊͘T̨͈͗̌ͥḚͭ̉̇͟D̶͔̭̪̻. Ethics violations sealed.̘̿
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