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10th Jun '16 6:45:22 PM jlynne1219
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** It seems likely the writers just forgot about the background gag, but a simple explanation would be that Batman does exist in the alt-verse, but is a fairly obscure superhero most people haven't heard of (which describes most comic book superheroes, really).
10th Jun '16 6:21:38 PM jlynne1219
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*** From the little we see of the alt-verse investigation there's never an indication that the twins were cortexiphan subjects, or that they were even the ones who started the fire. A rather large coincidence that they'd get charred for an unrelated reason, but it's actually kind of in line with all of the coincidences in the show's various alternate realities.
14th May '16 8:06:21 AM Chempsey
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* In Season 2, as a background gag, we see that comics are different in this universe- for example, instead of The Dark Knight Returns, we have The Man of Steel Returns, and instead of the Death of Superman, we have the Death of Batman, as well as references to Red Arrow and Red Lantern, as opposed to Green Arrow and Green Lantern. The headscratcher comes in Season 4- during a one-off gag in the alternate universe, Peter is discussing the fact that Batman has moved to the Bronx,and Fauxlivia/Bolivia asks who Batman is, and the conversation turns to the fact that Batman doesn't exist in this universe, and his counterpart is called the Mantis- except Batman's symbol, and the man himself, are pretty clearly shown in some shots of comic book covers in the background. This is a minor thing, but after all these years, it still bugs me.

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* In Season 2, as a background gag, we see that comics are different in this universe- for example, instead of The Dark Knight Returns, we have The Man of Steel Returns, and instead of the Death of Superman, we have the Death of Batman, as well as references to Red Arrow and Red Lantern, as opposed to Green Arrow and Green Lantern. The headscratcher comes in Season 4- during a one-off gag in the alternate universe, Peter is discussing the fact that Batman has moved to the Bronx,and Fauxlivia/Bolivia asks who Batman is, and the conversation turns to the fact that Batman doesn't exist in this universe, and his counterpart is called the Mantis- except Batman's symbol, and the man himself, are pretty clearly shown in some shots of comic book covers in the background. This is a minor thing, but after all these years, it still bugs me.me.
*In episode 4x20, at the very end of the episode, the countdown clock reverts to showing the time but why does it show time running backwards?
4th Jan '16 10:41:16 AM SCPIhpkmn
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* So there's an evil version of William Bell… and [[LeonardNimoy he doesn't]] [[StarTrek wear a]] [[MirrorUniverse goatee]]? Aw, c'mon!

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* So there's an evil version of William Bell… and [[LeonardNimoy he doesn't]] [[StarTrek wear a]] [[MirrorUniverse goatee]]? Aw, c'mon!c'mon!
* In Season 2, as a background gag, we see that comics are different in this universe- for example, instead of The Dark Knight Returns, we have The Man of Steel Returns, and instead of the Death of Superman, we have the Death of Batman, as well as references to Red Arrow and Red Lantern, as opposed to Green Arrow and Green Lantern. The headscratcher comes in Season 4- during a one-off gag in the alternate universe, Peter is discussing the fact that Batman has moved to the Bronx,and Fauxlivia/Bolivia asks who Batman is, and the conversation turns to the fact that Batman doesn't exist in this universe, and his counterpart is called the Mantis- except Batman's symbol, and the man himself, are pretty clearly shown in some shots of comic book covers in the background. This is a minor thing, but after all these years, it still bugs me.
16th Dec '15 5:18:14 AM idiopathic
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** Retroviruses like HIV and HTLV write their DNA into that of their host, these ones only effect leucocytes, but if you had a retrovirus that affected sperm or eggs then every descendant of the infected person would also be infected from conception. Bonus points: up to 8% of all human DNA may be made up of non-functional fragments of retroviruses which have become "fossilised" in th human genome, they're called Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs)
29th Oct '15 9:03:19 AM kithas
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**** I see this as a question of vanity or pride: They knew they were wrong, but they wouldn't dare to admit it to themselves, reaching as far as invading another space-time place.
29th Oct '15 8:24:05 AM kithas
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** As I recall, he was supposed to have injected anyways (like it was all actually a demo and stuff). The storm was only an annoyance for the drama effect.
5th Jun '15 11:49:22 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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** So there's an evil version of William Bell… and he doesn't [[LeonardNimoy wear a]] [[StarTrek goatee]]? Aw, c'mon!

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** * So there's an evil version of William Bell… and he doesn't [[LeonardNimoy wear a]] he doesn't]] [[StarTrek wear a]] [[MirrorUniverse goatee]]? Aw, c'mon!
5th Jun '15 11:48:12 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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*** Yeah that makes sense as far as an invasion goes, but they should've been able to convince the past observers to help them in some way.

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*** Yeah that makes sense as far as an invasion goes, but they should've been able to convince the past observers to help them in some way.way.
**So there's an evil version of William Bell… and he doesn't [[LeonardNimoy wear a]] [[StarTrek goatee]]? Aw, c'mon!
21st Sep '14 3:48:23 PM oztrickster
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** The Commander is vague about it, but according to him that precise moment in time was the optimal time for success, I'd guess that it is a time where Earth is weak enough to be invaded and conquered and yet advanced enough to make a suitable home for the Observers without much hassle. Presumably after this specific period Earth would be too strong to invade.

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** The Commander is vague about it, but according to him that precise moment in time was the optimal time for success, I'd guess that it is a time where Earth is weak enough to be invaded and conquered and yet advanced enough to make a suitable home for the Observers without much hassle. Presumably after this specific period Earth would be too strong to invade.invade.
*** Yeah that makes sense as far as an invasion goes, but they should've been able to convince the past observers to help them in some way.
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