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Subj: More Future counterparts of established villains; DC may have started this with
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 04:00:43 am EDT (Viewed 57 times)
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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 at 11:03:43 pm EDT (Viewed 46 times)
The MC2 timeline is anomalous in several respects -- to begin with, it's more of a parallel timeline than a future period, as it is meant to be topically contemporary with the present of Earth-616. The events of Earth-616 simply happened 15 years earlier on the MC2 Earth. That said, there are two significant successors to the Green Goblin: Normie Osborn took up the mantle of insanity for a time before reforming, and then a female variant called Fury the Goblin Queen emerged. Fury in turn teamed with the Black Tarantula, the adult MC2 counterpart of the 616 Black Tarantula's infant son. On separate occasions, Peter Parker and Moose Mansfield were briefly and involuntarily turned into successors of Venom and Carbnage, respectively. Most MC2 successor villains, like Fury, use different codenames than their predecessors: Electro's daughter wears a nearly identical costume to her father's, but goes by Aftershock; and Blackie (Vulture) Drago's daughter uses similar equipment but calls herself Raptor. In this timeline, Galactus has a new herald named Dominas who may be seen as a successor to prior heralds.
Another odd case is Nimrod, the futuristic Sentinel, which traveled back in time and was eventually fused with Master Mold. However, thanks to an examination of its components, Sebastian Shaw was able to begin building more primitive Nimrod units with contemporary technology, one of which turned up and was destroyed in X-Force v.1 #35.
Similarly, the cyborg mutant-hunter Ahab first appeared in the "Days of Future Present" as a traveler from another timeline, after which events conspired to turn his present-day counterpart Rory Campbell into a somewhat different present-day Ahab.
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