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    The following people are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe and asked to find the question to the ultimate answer! Can they do it?

    Dr Doom(616 Earth)
    Thanos (616)
    Metron ( post crisis)
    Braniac ( composite post crisis)
    Tony Stark (616)
    Batman


    There's a catch however. The restaurant isn' t surviving this Big Bang. They must find the solution ( question?) within an hour. After this the universe explodes and they all die . Knowing the answer saves them all from universal annhilation and turns them all into Galactusus ( Galacti?) of the next universe

    So can they find an answer before time runs out?
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    Is Bats there to fetch coffee while they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Is Bats there to fetch coffee while they work?
    Given his lack of cooking skill, I don't think that ups their chances much.

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    They ultimately fail, considering the supercomputer that took 7.5 million years to come up with the answer doesn't know the question it answered, and the Earth itself was created just to find the ultimate question. And after billions of years, the question STILL hasn't been found. So I doubt even five of the greatest minds in the multiverse (and Batman) can do it in an hour. Especially considering some of the greatest egomaniacs in the multiverse are also involved.

    They end up wasting the entire time arguing whose the greatest among them until the Big Bang. But never fear, there will be a new Galactus. And the name of the new Galactus is... Marvin the Paranoid Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Is Bats there to fetch coffee while they work?
    Yeah. Bat-Coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dork Knight View Post
    The following people are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe and asked to find the question to the ultimate answer! Can they do it?

    Dr Doom(616 Earth)
    Thanos (616)
    Metron ( post crisis)
    Braniac ( composite post crisis)
    Tony Stark (616)
    Batman


    There's a catch however. The restaurant isn' t surviving this Big Bang. They must find the solution ( question?) within an hour. After this the universe explodes and they all die . Knowing the answer saves them all from universal annhilation and turns them all into Galactusus ( Galacti?) of the next universe

    So can they find an answer before time runs out?
    Not really that difficult, given it's part of pop culture and I'm pretty sure that series of books exists in all of their worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Not really that difficult, given it's part of pop culture and I'm pretty sure that series of books exists in all of their worlds.
    Except Douglas Adams never gave a straight answer on what it was either. So even metafiction won't save them here.
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    Not only that but I'm pretty sure it was implied that the question and answer couldn't exist at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krang View Post
    Not only that but I'm pretty sure it was implied that the question and answer couldn't exist at the same time.
    Which is why it being the End of the Universe is ultimately relevant. Regardless of whether or not one finds the question, the result is the same. The End of the Universe.

    Only difference here is that them finding the question means they're the next Galactus.
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    I'm sure that ONE of them(Or all five of them working together, plus Batman) is smart enough to perform a Kobayashi Maru and just re-write the rules of the Douglas Adams universe so the Answer To The Ultimate Question is now "F*** Reed Richards"(Upon Doom's suggestion) instead of 42.

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    Guys, guys. You are missing the point of Batman. This is arguably a more deduction based question than pure science. So if the others can assemble the data, I figured the "world's best detective " could be the one to crack it especially since the chances of it being a question of a few words is far more likely than it being some complex scientific equation

    Plus if nothing else, Bruce can certainly learn to fly in an hour from the guide and end his life on a ..."high". Hehe. Sorry
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    THanos. THANOS. As in he-who-when-properly-motivated-assembled-the-most-lethal-tool-in-the-MU Thanos? He'll come up with a random answer, FUBAR the universe, then un-F*** it in a way that causes that answer to be thr correct one(while getting his powers jacked in the process) Which leads to NEXT YEAR's summer mega X-over special where all of us will be broke from buying all the necessary books to complete the storyline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dork Knight View Post
    The following people are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe and asked to find the question to the ultimate answer! Can they do it?

    Dr Doom(616 Earth)
    Thanos (616)
    Metron ( post crisis)
    Braniac ( composite post crisis)
    Tony Stark (616)
    Batman


    There's a catch however. The restaurant isn' t surviving this Big Bang. They must find the solution ( question?) within an hour. After this the universe explodes and they all die . Knowing the answer saves them all from universal annhilation and turns them all into Galactusus ( Galacti?) of the next universe

    So can they find an answer before time runs out?
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