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    Default IMagine DC Launches A New What If? Style Series...What Would You Wanna See?

    So, DC has explored alternate histories before obviously with Elseworlds and, more recently, Tales From the Dark Multiverse, which was quite obviously a rip-off of Marvel's classic What If? series formula.

    But they haven't necessarily done it the SAME way that Marvel has (with the exception of the latter). Elseworlds has explored alternate versions of classic DC characters, yes, but many have just been RADICALLY different. Red Son Superman is essentially a different character from the main DCU Superman.

    However, many of the What If? (and the Tales from the Dark Multiverse) stories branch off from the main canon at a SPECIFIC point and explore what would happen if that ONE event turned out differently.

    For example, What If Gwen Stacy had lived? What If Karen Page had lived? What If Hulk had won World War Hulk? Those have all been What Ifs? The Tales of the Dark Multiverse also asked: What If Jean Paul Valley hadn't been defeated in Knightfall? and other such questions. BUT, those stories sort of took a decidedly DARK turn.

    So, What If DC just decided to take a neutral stance with the concept? As in, don't aim to make the outcomes darker or worse from the mainstream continuity. I mean, they CAN be, but for the most part, just aim to make them different not worse.

    So...what big or small events from DC's past should be revisited?

    For example:

    - What If Supergirl hadn't Died in Crisis on Infinite Earths?
    - What If Barry Allen had Gone to Jail for Murdering Reverse Flash?
    - What If Catwoman Hadn't Given her Daughter Helena Up for Adoption?

    What are some ideas you all have?
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    What if Judas Contract never happened?

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    What if COIE’s never happened…

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeathBlue View Post
    What if COIE’s never happened…
    Wally would be even worse off with Barry never dying.

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    What if…Blue Beetle had lived?

    If Max hadn’t killed Ted Kord, how might Infinite Crisis have ended up etc. etc.

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    We already had a "What If . . . ?" line of books from DC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning63 View Post
    Wally would be even worse off with Barry never dying.
    No I don’t think so… He could have developed more as an original character, rather than then take the place of a long established one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    We already had a "What If . . . ?" line of books from DC.

    New 52 wasn't really a what if.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv86672 View Post
    What if…Blue Beetle had lived?

    If Max hadn’t killed Ted Kord, how might Infinite Crisis have ended up etc. etc.
    This was actually the premise of Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis. Ted Kord survives and actually kills Max instead and then proceeds to f**k up everyone's sh*t.

    Quote Originally Posted by NeathBlue View Post
    No I don’t think so… He could have developed more as an original character, rather than then take the place of a long established one.
    I wouldn't say that Wally's development wasn't organic or original. He absolutely earned his place as the Flash. But, having said that, let's not make this into a Wally v. Barry debate, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeathBlue View Post
    What if COIE’s never happened…
    I'ma gonna go wit dis.

    COIE badly hurt a growing Earth franchise and started the Legion on a steady decline downward. And then there was Hawkman's mess. I would probably go with "What if the Earths never blended together in COIE?" to allow for stuff like Charlton and Fawcett spinoff books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeathBlue View Post
    No I don’t think so… He could have developed more as an original character, rather than then take the place of a long established one.
    The whole idea of Wally taking the Flash mantle was DC stating this was a new age. Jay was Golden Age, Barry was Silver Age, and Wally as the Flash marks a new beginning. This was arguably the biggest result of Crisis overall.
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    What if the 5 Earths remained separate.

    What we never rebooted but just switched to another universe? Or tried new takes?

    What if Wally and John were from another universe with their own Superman and Batman and Wonderwoman?

    What if Earth 2 was the base Earth instead of Earth 1 post crisis.

    What if Superman didn't get rebooted post crisis but everything post crisis still happended or happens.

    What if only Earth 1 survived? Or Earth 2?

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    This is pretty much what the Tales from the Dark Multiverse series have been, right down to being relentlessly grim at times.

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    I will like to see:

    What IF Sue Didby didn't die in "IDENTITY CRISIS"

    What IF Cyborg Superman did not destroy Coast City

    What IF Green Arrow has help Roy Harper dealing with drug addicts

    What IF Kyle Rayner reject the offer of Green Lantern Ring

    What IF Barry didn't kill Reverse Flash

    What IF Lex Luthor lose the election for the President of United States

    Whar IF Justice League did not mindwiped Doctor Light

    What IF Nightwing died in "INFINITE CRISIS" instead of Superboy

    What IF Atom Smasher did not side with Black Adam

    What IF Jason Todd did not die in the "DEATH OF A FAMILY"

    What IF "CRY FOR JUSTICE" didn't happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Garland View Post
    This is pretty much what the Tales from the Dark Multiverse series have been, right down to being relentlessly grim at times.
    Nope. Doesn't have to be grim like the dark multiverse.

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