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4th Nov '16 8:10:20 AM TheLyniezian
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* in Roleplay/{{Glowfic}} most of the characters are alternate versions of character "templates". They have usually almost identical appearances and personalities, and most templated characters will have similar names, to varying degrees, for example the "Bell" template always have the syllable "bel" somewhere in their birth names, unless the phonetics of the local language doesn't support it, in which case they will have the closest equivalent that works with the language. Even some characters that were originally unique have subsequently had alternate versions found when new worlds are discovered.

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* in In Roleplay/{{Glowfic}} most of the characters are alternate versions of character "templates". They have usually almost identical appearances and personalities, and most templated characters will have similar names, to varying degrees, for example the "Bell" template always have the syllable "bel" somewhere in their birth names, unless the phonetics of the local language doesn't support it, in which case they will have the closest equivalent that works with the language. Even some characters that were originally unique have subsequently had alternate versions found when new worlds are discovered.discovered.
* WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere has an infinite number of them living in all possible realities. (Thus making her able to fit into any possible story.)
30th Oct '16 9:53:05 PM bwburke94
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* Many AlternateUniverse examples in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Barry isn't a metahuman; Iris is a cop; Joe is a singer and goes by Joseph; Caitlin and Cisco are [[spoiler:metahuman villains resectively named Killer Frost and Reverb]]; Linda Park is [[spoiler:a metahuman criminal named Dr Light]]; Ronnie is [[spoiler:alive, evil and goes by Deathstorm]]; Laurel Lance is also [[spoiler:alive, evil, and a metahuman going by the name Black Siren]].

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* Many AlternateUniverse examples in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
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Barry isn't a metahuman; Iris is a cop; Joe is a singer and goes by Joseph; Caitlin and Cisco are [[spoiler:metahuman villains resectively respectively named Killer Frost and Reverb]]; Linda Park is [[spoiler:a metahuman criminal named Dr Dr. Light]]; Ronnie is [[spoiler:alive, evil and goes by Deathstorm]]; Laurel Lance is also [[spoiler:alive, evil, and a metahuman going by the name Black Siren]].Siren]]; Henry Allen on Earth-3 is [[spoiler:a speedster and the real Jay Garrick]].
** Taken to its logical extreme with Dr. Harrison Wells. Creator/TomCavanagh has played ''six'' versions of Wells, plus two impersonators of the Earth-1 Wells, as of early season 3.
5th Oct '16 5:35:09 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* Naturally, ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League]]'' had a two-part episode about this. In a parallel universe, Lex Luthor killed the Flash and, as a result, is murdered by Superman (it's also implied that Lex, who had become President of the United States in that timeline, was about to start a nuclear World War III). This ultimately leads to the remaining five members of the League rebranding themselves as the Justice Lords, who turn the planet into a police state with themselves in control and drop their generalized rules of ThouShaltNotKill--yes, even ''Batman''. Since they virtually eliminated all crime, Lord!Batman started fiddling with interdimensional travel and found the main-universe Justice League. Then the Justice Lords decide to do it all again in the Justice League universe...
29th Sep '16 6:20:41 AM narm00
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* Following the death of the New 52 Superman, ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' features a story arc where the pre-New 52 Superman is confronted with the mystery of how Clark Kent can be around - a completely human Clark Kent with no super-powers, who recalls a life as an ordinary human being and denies having ever been Superman.
28th Sep '16 8:39:07 AM LorienTheYounger
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* Many AlternateUniverse examples in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Barry isn't a metahuman; Iris is a cop; Joe is a singer and goes by Joseph; Caitlin and Cisco are [[spoiler:metahuman villains resectively named Killer Frost and Reverb]]; Linda Park is [[spoiler:a metahuman criminal named Dr Light]]; Ronnie is [[spoiler:alive, evil and goes by Deathstorm]]; Laurel Lance is also [[spoiler:alive, evil, and a metahuman going by the name Black Siren]].
14th Sep '16 11:03:11 AM narm00
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* ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'', being a multiverse crisis event, features a number of these, including Earth-4's versions of the Creator/CharltonComics heroes, Earth-5's versions of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} the Marvel Family]], [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Earth-10's Kal-L, Earth-23's Kalel]], etc. Taken to the next level in ''Thunderworld #1'', which sees [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Sivanas]] from across the multiverse team up.

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* ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'', being a multiverse crisis event, features a number of these, alternate versions of DCU characters, including Earth-4's versions of the Creator/CharltonComics heroes, Earth-5's versions of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} the Marvel Family]], [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Earth-10's Kal-L, Earth-23's Kalel]], etc. Taken to the next level in ''Thunderworld #1'', which sees [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Sivanas]] from across the multiverse team up.



* Part of the plot of ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' deals with this as characters meet alternate versions of each others, including most notably, a Barbara Gordon from a universe where she was still Batgirl, the Joker opted to [[CopKiller kill Commissioner Gordon]] instead of [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling her]], he also killed Sal Maroni before he could disfigure Harvey Dent, and [[spoiler: much like in ''Flim/TheDarkKnight'', opted to disfigure Dent himself]].

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* Part of the plot of ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' deals with this as characters meet alternate versions of each others, other, most notably including most notably, a Barbara Gordon from a universe where she was still Batgirl, Batgirl rather than Oracle, the Joker opted opting to [[CopKiller kill Commissioner Gordon]] instead of [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling her]], he also killed going on to kill Sal Maroni before he could disfigure Harvey Dent, and [[spoiler: much like in ''Flim/TheDarkKnight'', opted deciding to disfigure Dent himself]].
13th Sep '16 7:28:19 PM Floria
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* ''Fanfic/ExceptItAbideInTheVine'' is built on this, with the majority of the cast consisting of AlternateUniverse versions of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes: Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse based and Marvel 616 based, {{Race Lift}}ed, {{Gender Flip}}ped, a DarkerAndEdgier Steve and Bucky from a HYDRA-ruled dystopia, and even a Steve Rogers who isn't from New York.
24th Aug '16 8:36:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Part of the plot of ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' deals with this as characters meet alternate versions of each others, including most notably, a Barbara Gordon from a universe where she was still Batgirl, the Joker opted to [[CopKiller kill Commissioner Gordon]] instead of [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling her]], he also killed Sal Maroni before he could disfigure Harvey Dent, and [[spoiler: much like in ''Flim/TheDarkKnight'', opted to disfigure Dent himself]].
3rd Jul '16 10:47:24 AM defender2222
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* ''FanFic/CrisisOfInfiniteTwilights'' is built entirely around this. Scootaloo accidentally causes a magical explosion that shatters Twilight and also opens portals across the globe allowing alternate Twilights to appear. From one that was the Princess of Equestria with Celestia as her student, one who is pure evil, one who is a shark, a Japanese Magic Girl, and one who is the leader of the 3rd Row Saints, each chapter introduces at least one new Twilight, leading to an epic battle of hundreds of Twilights fighting it out.
3rd Jul '16 7:44:22 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise has dealt from this from time to time, most notably, ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'', ''ComicBook/TransformersTimelines'' and tie-in comics for ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. When Hasbro decided to incorporate ''Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse'' into the larger Transformers multiverse, the original Thirteen Transformers fell into this, as the Aligned!Thirteen featured a few members who'd be incompatible with the larger Multiverse version as a whole, including Alpha Trion and ''especially'' [[spoiler: Optimus Prime]]. ''Ask Vector Prime'' confirmed this as Mutliverse!Vector Prime (who, across all non!''Aligned'' universes is the same 'bot from ''Cybertron'') identified his Aligned incarnation as a distinct and separate entity.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise has dealt from this from time to time, most notably, ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'', ''ComicBook/TransformersTimelines'' and tie-in comics for ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. When Hasbro decided to incorporate ''Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse'' into the larger Transformers multiverse, the original Thirteen Transformers fell into this, as the Aligned!Thirteen featured a few members who'd be incompatible with the larger Multiverse version as a whole, including Alpha Trion and ''especially'' [[spoiler: Optimus Prime]]. ''Ask Vector Prime'' confirmed this as Mutliverse!Vector Prime (who, across all non!''Aligned'' universes is the same 'bot from ''Cybertron'') identified his Aligned incarnation as a distinct and separate entity.\\\
Then came [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines "Another Light"]], which put an end to multiversal singularities altogether, meaning that retroactive, the Fallen in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersDreamwave the Dreamwave comics]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen the movies]] aren't the same guy themselves, but separate entities as well.
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