Located centrally in the northern half of Angel Bay, Oubliette Island is currently home to the largest museum dedicated to super heroes and villains.
Oubliette Island, originally known as Desolation Island, was first touched by civilization in 1836 with the construction of the lighthouse Heaven's Light. In 1849, one year after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the cession of California, the United States government began construction on the island of Fort Desolation. For over 15 years, Fort Desolation was home to the largest garrison of United States troops on the west coast. During the US Civil War, though Desolation saw no combat, the fort was important to Union interests in California. The impressive arsenal and long-standing garrison served as a symbol of military strength, discouraging Confederate sympathizers and plots. Further, the fort's isolated location in Angel Bay made it a prime choice for holding prisoners of war. Owing to this success, in 1867, construction began anew on the island, transforming it into a prison. The next year, the island was renamed, and Oubliette Penitentiary opened its doors.
In 1923, Oubliette welcomed its first super-powered criminal, The Gargoyle. Over the next 4 decades, as super-powers came to greater prominence, Oubliette housed more and more mutants, freaks, arcanists, and criminal scientists. By 1965, there was not a single "normal" criminal in residence. Oubliette boasted some of the highest security measures and protocols of the time. All personel were specially screened and trained to work at Oubliette, and many of the prisoners had uniquely designed cells and containment devices.
Shortly after the Exodus of 1990 , Oubliette Penitentiary closed its doors. There was no place for Oubliette in a world without super villains.
Oubliette Island todayEdit
In 1994, the National Park Service converted the facility into Oubliette Museum, which collects and displays many marvels from the history of super heroes, villains, and their conflicts. Most of Oubliette remains structurally the same, and a little over half of the island is indefinitely closed to visitors.