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Iainn

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The Sphinx

Subj: Re: There is one obstacle to this "Brand New Day" storyline. And it's called "Layla Miller"
Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 at 02:36:26 pm EDT (Viewed 13 times)
Reply Subj: There is one obstacle to this "Brand New Day" storyline. And it's called "Layla Miller"
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 at 09:34:34 am EDT (Viewed 280 times)



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    Layla's power is to "know stuff". Her power allows her to know how storylines were before being retconned, and contact with her awakens those retconned memories from heroes.


That's not how her power works. She can see through altered memories, but not altered timelines. In "House of M" Scarlet Witch, together with Quicksilver and Professor Xavier, completely alters reality and the memories of almost everyone in it - but she doesn't alter the past; and therefore Layla Miller was able to bring "order" to her "chaos". (A retcon doesn't necessarily involve a historical alteration anyway, it might be a revelation of something the characters had previously considered to be untrue - the introduction of the Winter Soldier, for example.)


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    Thus, what happens when Layla meets Spidey?



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    Wouldn't she remind Spidey that he was married to Mary-Jane, that they had a daughter, that he unmasked himself and all that other stuff that Mephisto erased?


Nope, because Mephisto retroactively changed history on the marriage count. The secret identity thing is a memory change though, which she might pick up on. But then again, maybe the "blind spot" is attuned specifically so she doesn't pick up on it. (Or maybe she's even the mysterious figure who created it?)


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