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8th Feb '16 3:02:28 AM Underachiever
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* The "Cosmic Chess Match" arc in ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' is famous for the protagonists ending up in one of these after an experiment gone wrong. In this case it's not entirely clear whether it was a fully "legitimate" instance of the trope or an artificial creation of one of the dueling [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien super-intelligences]]; the trigger condition for returning home ([[spoiler:Perry Rhodan himself killing his own evil double]]) and the fact that it worked basically instantly once met seem to rather hint at the latter, but [=ANTI-IT=] could have just as easily made use of an already-existing alternate universe.
11th Jan '16 10:21:29 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', several good and bad {{Kaiju}} get transported to Equestria. In the spin-off ''Sound of Thunder'', Raiga finds herself in Equestria and thinks she will soon be reunited with Godzilla and her other friends, except it turns out she arrived in the mirror Equestria from ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. To make matters worse, the Kaiju transported to this world are from a mirror universe as well. Godzilla is a sadistic murderer instead of a hero, ''Battra'' Lea is an OmnicidalManiac instead of a guardian, etc. On the flipside, Xenilla and Destroyah are heroes instead of villains.
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', several good and bad {{Kaiju}} get transported to Equestria. In the spin-off ''Sound of Thunder'', Raiga finds herself in Equestria and thinks she will soon be reunited with Godzilla and her other friends, except it turns out she arrived in the mirror Equestria from ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. To make matters worse, the Kaiju transported to this world are from a mirror universe as well. Godzilla is a sadistic murderer instead of a hero, ''Battra'' Lea is an OmnicidalManiac instead of a guardian, etc. On the flipside, Xenilla and Destroyah are heroes instead of villains. Raiga's own counterpart is shy and meek instead of fight-happy.
6th Jan '16 4:10:17 PM Sadib
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''[[Film/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros. The Movie]]'' posits a "sub-dimension" created through the impact of the meteorite into earth that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs continued to evolve in this sub-dimension in the city of "Dinohattan", a city mirroring New York City chiefly through the city's design and the overall attitude of its citizens. [[/folder]]
28th Dec '15 1:16:07 PM Anddrix
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** Played with in the ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' universe; the heroes are all evil, but only because they succumbed to a ZombieApocalypse and proceeded devoured most of the human race, though they are [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sentient zombies]] who take sadistic pleaure in ripping their [[ImAHumanitarian meals]] apart. {{Magneto}} and DoctorDoom show up as their enemies and help rescue survivors, but mostly in the context of them being NobleDemon types who object to rampaging malevolent zombies taking over the planet. The cause of mutant supremacy doesn't matter much when most mutants and non-mutants have made peace with each other and decided just to eat everyone else.
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** Played with in the ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' universe; the heroes are all evil, but only because they succumbed to a ZombieApocalypse and proceeded devoured most of the human race, though they are [[OurZombiesAreDifferent sentient zombies]] who take sadistic pleaure in ripping their [[ImAHumanitarian meals]] apart. {{Magneto}} and DoctorDoom Doctor Doom show up as their enemies and help rescue survivors, but mostly in the context of them being NobleDemon types who object to rampaging malevolent zombies taking over the planet. The cause of mutant supremacy doesn't matter much when most mutants and non-mutants have made peace with each other and decided just to eat everyone else.
28th Dec '15 10:35:55 AM Anddrix
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** The ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has elements of this trope; {{Magneto}} leads LaResistance - including a GoodIsNotNice version of Sabretooth and a version of Colossus who is a psychotic AntiHero - and there is a human resistance including a heroic DrDoom and Sentinels actually protecting mankind, versus a dystopic mutant tyranny whose ranks include [[TheHero Cyclops]] and his brother [[TheLancer Havok]] as well as [[TheSmartGuy Beast]], now known as Dark Beast, as well as a new character called Abyss who was later introduced into the mainstream comics as a heroic character. However, though Dark Beast is a cruel and sadistic MadScientist and a despicable piece of work, Cyclops is just an AntiVillain who does a HeelFaceTurn, and as the title suggests this is a world where recurring ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain [[EvilOverlord Apocalypse]] has achieved world domination and if anything has actually gotten ''worse''; other villains like [[EvilutionaryBiologist Mister Sinister]] merely serve as his minions and are still evil, while most heroes and villains from other parts of the Marvel Universe didn't change sides, they were just killed when Apocalypse nuked the United States and started purging humanity.
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** The ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has elements of this trope; {{Magneto}} leads LaResistance - including a GoodIsNotNice version of Sabretooth and a version of Colossus who is a psychotic AntiHero - and there is a human resistance including a heroic DrDoom Doctor Doom and Sentinels actually protecting mankind, versus a dystopic mutant tyranny whose ranks include [[TheHero Cyclops]] and his brother [[TheLancer Havok]] as well as [[TheSmartGuy Beast]], now known as Dark Beast, as well as a new character called Abyss who was later introduced into the mainstream comics as a heroic character. However, though Dark Beast is a cruel and sadistic MadScientist and a despicable piece of work, Cyclops is just an AntiVillain who does a HeelFaceTurn, and as the title suggests this is a world where recurring ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain [[EvilOverlord Apocalypse]] has achieved world domination and if anything has actually gotten ''worse''; other villains like [[EvilutionaryBiologist Mister Sinister]] merely serve as his minions and are still evil, while most heroes and villains from other parts of the Marvel Universe didn't change sides, they were just killed when Apocalypse nuked the United States and started purging humanity.
25th Dec '15 6:26:38 PM nombretomado
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** The trope originated in the SilverAge with Earth-3, which was destroyed in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' but was restored later. The antimatter universe was based on this concept.
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** The trope originated in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} with Earth-3, which was destroyed in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' but was restored later. The antimatter universe was based on this concept.
23rd Dec '15 10:09:14 AM FordPrefect
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* The fan-made ''Brighthammer 40k'' campaign setting for the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' roleplaying games, is largely a Mirror Universe, with some BizarroUniverse mixed in -- given [[CrapsackWorld the state of the normal universe]], it's a [[LighterAndSofter pretty nice place to live]]. There are exceptions, however. The Tau are ''exactly the same'' -- their new status as villains is simply because the rest of the universe now looks better, rather than worse, by comparison, and the Tyranids are also the same -- they're mirrored in that they're now the threat another extragalatic faction is fleeing from, rather than being implied to be fleeing from an even worse extragalatic faction. While the Eldar are reversed in alignment as well, the makers took it to a logical conclusion: The Bright (Dark) Eldar were born in dire straits, and are fighting a losing war against their cruel brethren. The Slaan are a borderline exception, as well: They're much the same, but they're now villains as the setting replaces the mysterious-but-benevolent [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]] of ''40k'' and ''WarhammerFantasy'' with the twisted and horrifying Great Old Ones; being devoted servants to the Old Ones is now an unequivocally bad thing. The Deceiver (the worst of the extremely nasty C'Tan in {{Canon}}) is still completely evil, it's just that how he goes about it reversed -- he's known as the Soothsayer, and rather than causing trouble with deception, he instead specializes in sharing dangerous and unpleasant truths and dispelling even harmless or necessary lies. The other C'Tan play this straight, though -- the Daybringer is flat-out benevolent, the Void Dragon is well-meaning but utterly alien and unaware of just how dangerous his knowledge can be in the wrong hands, and the Outsider is in a self-imposed exile due to emotional and mental scars from battling the Great Old Ones... but the Tyranids are heading toward his "prison" and ''no-one'' knows how that will turn out. ** Another version of this is the ''Dornian Heresy'' which remains GrimDark but switches the places of the loyalists and traitors and in almost every major event the alternate choice was made. [[spoiler: The Emperor sided with Magnus during the Council of Nikea, meaning that the Thousand Sons gained the power to banish and in some cases even outright destroy daemons. Angeron had Horus and the Emperor side with him during the slave uprising on his world, resulting in him removing the combat implants in his warriors. After the Heresy the Legions were never broken up to make sure they could stay strong and root out traitors within their ranks. Ultramar was tricked into fighting the Alpha Legion and Word Bearers resulting in them becoming a third power, meaning that they were no longer held by the rules of the Imperium and began to tinker with their technology. Lorgar chose to declare a holy war upon Chaos rather than siding with them. And, most shocking of all, [[GeneralFailure Abbadon]] became a tactical genius!]]
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* The fan-made ''Brighthammer 40k'' campaign setting for the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' roleplaying games, games is largely a Mirror Universe, with some BizarroUniverse mixed in -- given [[CrapsackWorld the state of the normal universe]], it's a [[LighterAndSofter pretty nice place to live]]. There are exceptions, however. The Tau are ''exactly the same'' -- their new status as villains is simply because the rest of the universe now looks better, rather than worse, by comparison, and the comparison. The Tyranids are also the same -- they're mirrored in that they're now the threat another extragalatic extragalactic faction is fleeing from, rather than being implied to be fleeing from an even worse extragalatic extragalactic faction. While the Eldar are reversed in alignment as well, the makers took it to a logical conclusion: The Bright (Dark) Eldar were born in dire straits, and are fighting a losing war against their cruel brethren. The Slaan are a borderline exception, as well: They're much the same, but they're now villains as the setting replaces the mysterious-but-benevolent [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]] of ''40k'' and ''WarhammerFantasy'' with the twisted and horrifying Great Old Ones; being devoted servants to the Old Ones is now an unequivocally bad thing. The Deceiver (the worst of the extremely nasty C'Tan in {{Canon}}) is still completely evil, it's just that how he goes about it is reversed -- he's known as the Soothsayer, and rather than causing trouble with deception, he instead specializes in sharing dangerous and unpleasant truths and dispelling even harmless or necessary lies. The other C'Tan play this straight, though -- the Daybringer is flat-out benevolent, the Void Dragon is well-meaning but utterly alien and unaware of just how dangerous his knowledge can be in the wrong hands, and the Outsider is in a self-imposed exile due to emotional and mental scars from battling the Great Old Ones... but the Tyranids are heading toward his "prison" and ''no-one'' knows how that will turn out. ** Another version of this is the ''Dornian Heresy'' which remains GrimDark but switches the places of the loyalists and traitors traitors, and in almost every major event the alternate choice was made. [[spoiler: The Emperor sided with Magnus during the Council of Nikea, meaning that the Thousand Sons gained the power to banish and in some cases even outright destroy daemons. Angeron had Horus and the Emperor side with him during the slave uprising on his world, resulting in him removing the combat implants in his warriors. After the Heresy Heresy, the Legions were never broken up to make sure they could stay strong and root out traitors within their ranks. Ultramar was tricked into fighting the Alpha Legion and Word Bearers Bearers, resulting in them becoming a third power, meaning that they were no longer held by the rules of the Imperium and began to tinker with their technology. Lorgar chose to declare a holy war upon Chaos rather than siding with them. And, most shocking of all, [[GeneralFailure Abbadon]] became a tactical genius!]]
23rd Dec '15 10:06:48 AM FordPrefect
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* One of the many, many sphere malfunctions in ''Series/SevenDays'', rather than sending Parker into a Mirror Universe, actually inverted the ''real'' universe (Since the existence of parallel universes was disallowed by the show's AppliedPhlebotinum), changing Never Never Land into the seat of a tyrannical dictatorship, Ramsey into a spaced-out hippie, and reversing all writing. Parker, being morally ambiguous to begin with, was immune. Also, everything in this "inverted universe" is mirrored. Get it?
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* One of the many, many sphere malfunctions in ''Series/SevenDays'', rather than sending Parker into a Mirror Universe, actually inverted the ''real'' universe (Since (since the existence of parallel universes was disallowed by the show's AppliedPhlebotinum), changing Never Never Land into the seat of a tyrannical dictatorship, Ramsey into a spaced-out hippie, and reversing all writing. Parker, being morally ambiguous to begin with, was immune. Also, everything in this "inverted universe" is mirrored. Get it?
23rd Dec '15 10:06:03 AM FordPrefect
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** Also, the ExpandedUniverse ''does'' show us more than one version of the Mirror Universe, though whether it's intentional or simply the Trek EU not being having nearly as tight continuity as the ''Franchise/StarWars'' one is unknown. "Dark Passions" is quite incompatible with the Shatnerverse version, for example. Also, one book written ''well'' after ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' features several alternate universe, including one featuring the ISS ''Enterprise''-E of the Terran Empire, which doesn't work with the [=DS9=] incarnation of the MU, so that one is clearly deliberately alternate from the beginning.
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** Also, the ExpandedUniverse ''does'' show us more than one version of the Mirror Universe, though whether it's intentional or simply the Trek EU not being having nearly as tight continuity as the ''Franchise/StarWars'' one is unknown. "Dark Passions" is quite incompatible with the Shatnerverse version, for example. Also, one book written ''well'' after ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' features several alternate universe, universes, including one featuring the ISS ''Enterprise''-E of the Terran Empire, which doesn't work with the [=DS9=] incarnation of the MU, so that one is clearly deliberately alternate from the beginning.
17th Dec '15 6:44:28 PM nombretomado
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* MandrakeTheMagician has had several adventures involving a mirror universe. Usually the evil mirror-universe tries to invade the ordinary universe, coming through just about any mirror (though they prefer to begin with Narda's), since they have a spray that makes mirrors soft and permeable.
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* MandrakeTheMagician ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician has had several adventures involving a mirror universe. Usually the evil mirror-universe tries to invade the ordinary universe, coming through just about any mirror (though they prefer to begin with Narda's), since they have a spray that makes mirrors soft and permeable.
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