The Vicinity Saga is a crossover between Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nintendo, and third-party franchises, and a collaboration between Lone Planet Productions, Icy Cold Gaming Industries, and Phazonworks.
The saga is comparable to Marvel's new Secret Wars story arc, which debuted in May 2015; its main focus is different worlds being smashed together due to an enormous apocalypse.
According to Megaxi G. Exal, Jr., one of the primary writers of the saga, "Everyone is contributing to this collision of worlds in some way. With every unnatural thing someone does to one multiverse, it comes closer to crashing into the other two. You can see this in the various games, movies, and TV shows we have in store for the saga."
It is rumored that the new universe created in Vicinity will be a parallel timeline to the Fantendoverse, and travel to the Viciniverse will be permitted akin to the Dark Woods and the Zaxinian Lifts.
The saga changes a few things about each multiverse's canon. For instance, the majority of SpongeBob SquarePants after Season 3 is retconned from existence.
Vicinity consists of four major phases:
- The Premiere
- The Rise
- The Climax
- The Finale
The first three phases have three major titles (one for each multiverse) and a series of more minor events that tie into the main event.
Below is a table of the saga's installments.
|Cartoon Network: Legacy||Dexter and the Powerpuff Girls must bring together a league of familiar (and not-so-familiar) Cartoon Network heroes to battle a cosmic entity known as Virus.|
|Nickelodeon Ultra Struggle||Shredder founds the Syndicate of Devastation and begins a monstrous experiment dubbed "Mutation Z". Several Nicktoons characters unite to stop him before it causes sure destruction in their dimensions.|
|Smash Fighters, Season 1||Virus has found a way into the Nintendo multiverse after the events of CN Legacy, so the Super Smash Bros. and various assist trophies set out to face off against him and their old enemy, Tabuu.|
|Cartoon Network: Millennium||Sedusa plots her vengeance on her sister Lady Oceanbird, with the help of an alternate Peridot and a new wave of Thrownaways.|
|Nick Ultra Struggle II||Endax, an alien warlord from a parallel universe, threatens to fuse the Nickeloverse's realms into one superdimension, and tensions begin to arise amongst the heroes. Meanwhile, the I.C.K. (Irken-Cluster-Kraang) association is nearly finished with its ultimate weapon, Project CHAOS.|
|Smash Fighters, Season 2||Dark Bowser begins creating Cosmic Clones to invade the Battlefield Realm, an ancient world where the first Smashers had their wars. To protect Smash traditions, Master Hand sets out to stop them... alone.|
|Cartoon Network: Posterity||Virus returns to the Tooniverse and takes control of Robot Jones to wreak havoc once more. This leads to a civil war between the CN heroes, with Dexter leading one side and Numbuh One leading the other.|
|Nick Ultra Struggle III||TBA|
|Super Smash Bros. Dark Forces||TBA|
|Vicinity: Prophecy||Virus throws the space-time continuum off balance with every action he takes. As the prophesized "end of existence" approaches, heroes from all three multiverses realize their worlds are in more danger than ever.|
|Vicinity: Finale||In this enormous conclusion to the Vicinity Saga, everyone from the past installments must come together to finally defeat Virus.|
Robot Jones 2.0
Virus - Emergent Deity
Sonic the Hedgehog 5
Sonic & Chill