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20th Sep '16 10:24:07 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/711875/chapters/1967882 Episodes from Middle Earth]]'' consists entirely of one-shots asking this question. Some of them are light-hearted (e.g. "what if Bilbo and Thorin got turned into children?"), while some are dark and depressing (e.g. "what if half of the company died in the Thunder Battle?").
17th Sep '16 12:01:50 PM Lego3400
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' makes the player choose which kingdom--Hoshido or Nohr--that he/she wishes to side with. The storyline changes depending on the chosen side, creating a series of "what if" scenarios. And when you choose one side over the other, you will often be repeatedly told by other characters what would have happened if you have done something differently to avoid a worst outcome (in other words, choose the other path). You are not reminded of this so much when you TakeAThirdOption, although some bad stuff happens there anyway.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' makes the player choose which kingdom--Hoshido or Nohr--that he/she wishes to side with. The storyline changes depending on the chosen side, creating a series of "what if" scenarios. And when you choose one side over the other, you will often be repeatedly told by other characters what would have happened if you have done something differently to avoid a worst outcome (in other words, choose the other path). You are not reminded of this so much when you TakeAThirdOption, although some bad stuff happens there anyway. The games are even called ''Fire Emblem If" in Japan, driving the "What if" motif further.
9th Sep '16 1:34:52 PM fruitstripegum
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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons FanFiction ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8452944/1/The-Thompsons The Thompsons]]'' answers the question "What if Homer and Marge were not the parents of Bart, Lisa and Maggie?"

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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons FanFiction fanfiction ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8452944/1/The-Thompsons The Thompsons]]'' answers the question "What if Homer and Marge were not the parents of Bart, Lisa and Maggie?"



* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6117094/1/Ghoul-Instructor-Naruto Ghoul Instructor Naruto]]'' asks "What if {{Naruto}} was the gym teacher at [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Grimwood Academy]] instead of [[ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]?"

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6117094/1/Ghoul-Instructor-Naruto Ghoul Instructor Naruto]]'' asks "What if {{Naruto}} Manga/{{Naruto}} was the gym teacher at [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Grimwood Academy]] instead of [[ScoobyDoo [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]?"



* ''Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem'' basically asks, "What if [[TransformersGenerationOne Swoop]] became the next Prime instead of Hot Rod?"
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3933373/1/Sent-Home-Tied-Up-in-a-Sack Sent Home Tied Up in a Sack]], asks "What if Elrond DID send Pippin home from Rivendell?" The answer...[[DownerEnding Well, let's just say]] NiceJobBreakingItHero [[DownerEnding is putting it mildly]].
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8317822/1/Cardinal-King Cardinal King]] asks, "What if the [[SailorMoon Senshi]] had been corrupted during the Silver Millennium instead of the Shitennou?".

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* ''Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem'' basically asks, "What if [[TransformersGenerationOne [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne Swoop]] became the next Prime instead of Hot Rod?"
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3933373/1/Sent-Home-Tied-Up-in-a-Sack Sent Home Tied Up in a Sack]], asks "What if Elrond [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Elrond]] DID send Pippin home from Rivendell?" The answer...[[DownerEnding Well, let's just say]] NiceJobBreakingItHero [[DownerEnding is putting it mildly]].
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8317822/1/Cardinal-King Cardinal King]] asks, "What if the [[SailorMoon [[Anime/SailorMoon Senshi]] had been corrupted during the Silver Millennium instead of the Shitennou?".
8th Sep '16 6:02:30 AM fruitstripegum
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3933373/1/Sent-Home-Tied-Up-in-a-Sack Sent Home Tied Up in a Sack]], asks "What if Elrond DID send Pippin home from Rivendell?" The answer - TheBadGuyWins DownerEnding (specifically, because Pippin wasn't around to cause Gandalf's death, he never became Gandalf the White, so he was unable to free Theoden from Saruman's power, or defeat Saruman himself later on; Wormtail is able to RAPE Eowyn, impregnating her and forcing her to miss the final battle, because Gandalf doesn't have the power to expose him; Faramir dies because Pippin isn't there to save him; and Pippin himself becomes a soldier of Sauron, who is able to reclaim the Ring). [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Elrond]].

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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3933373/1/Sent-Home-Tied-Up-in-a-Sack Sent Home Tied Up in a Sack]], asks "What if Elrond DID send Pippin home from Rivendell?" The answer - TheBadGuyWins DownerEnding (specifically, because Pippin wasn't around to cause Gandalf's death, he never became Gandalf the White, so he was unable to free Theoden from Saruman's power, or defeat Saruman himself later on; Wormtail answer...[[DownerEnding Well, let's just say]] NiceJobBreakingItHero [[DownerEnding is able to RAPE Eowyn, impregnating her and forcing her to miss the final battle, because Gandalf doesn't have the power to expose him; Faramir dies because Pippin isn't there to save him; and Pippin himself becomes a soldier of Sauron, who is able to reclaim the Ring). [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Elrond]].putting it mildly]].
4th Sep '16 10:15:16 PM StarSword
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** Tropers/StarSword's "Fanfic/TheRoadNotTaken" decided that rather than transferring to Starfleet when the Bajoran Militia disbanded its SpaceNavy, Kanril Eleya stayed in the Militia and became SpacePolice. In the present Eleya is now a captain (O-3 rather than O-6) in the Militia and the security chief of Deep Space 9.

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** Tropers/StarSword's "Fanfic/TheRoadNotTaken" decided that rather than transferring to Starfleet when the Bajoran Militia disbanded its SpaceNavy, Kanril Eleya stayed in the Militia and became SpacePolice. In the present Eleya is now a captain (O-3 rather than O-6) in the Militia and the security chief of Deep Space 9. Results are mixed: while it's mentioned briefly that the Borg attack at Vega Colony resulted in the complete destruction of Starfleet's forces without Eleya having been there, Eleya herself is actually happier.
3rd Sep '16 9:19:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/TwoThousandAD did a gag comic for ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'' imagining what Cassandra Anderson would be doing if she had failed her Judge exams. She's married with a family and lives a dreary life in a City Block, unable to use her psychic powers for much of anything lest the Judges arrest her and fry her brain.
30th Aug '16 8:58:08 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' asks "What if the Decepticons were the good guys, and the Autobots the villains?".
31st Jul '16 3:03:19 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics was doing these type of stories years before Marvel, but they called them "Imaginary Stories." In later years, the name "Imaginary Story" came to viewed as corny, so DC took to calling them "[[{{Elseworld}} Elseworlds]]" stories, instead. The Elseworlds tales more frequently focused on plunking the characters into a different setting, rather than changing a historical incident, but some like Alan Davis's ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Nail]]'' do take the classic, well, ForWantOfANail approach.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics was doing these type of stories years before Marvel, but they called them "Imaginary Stories." In later years, the name "Imaginary Story" came to viewed as corny, so DC took to calling them "[[{{Elseworld}} Elseworlds]]" stories, instead. The Elseworlds tales more frequently focused on plunking the characters into a different setting, rather than changing a historical incident, but some like Alan Davis's ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Nail]]'' do take the classic, well, ForWantOfANail approach.
30th Jul '16 7:22:08 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5362570/1/KK1-Kid-Keitaro Kid Keitaro]]'': What if Keitaro was8 years old when he came to the Hinata Inn?

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5362570/1/KK1-Kid-Keitaro Kid Keitaro]]'': What if Keitaro was8 was 8 years old when he came to the Hinata Inn?
29th Jul '16 5:16:11 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' features an alternate universe where NERV manages through political maneuvering to avert SEELE's attack for a time. Shinji gets time to recover somewhat from his latest traumas and tries to fix his relationship with his family while his father and SEELE make plans for their inminent confrontation, using new puppets and tools.

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* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' features an alternate universe where NERV manages through political maneuvering to avert SEELE's attack for a time. Shinji gets time to recover somewhat from his latest traumas and tries to fix his relationship with his family while his father and SEELE make plans for their inminent imminent confrontation, using new puppets and tools.



* ''Fanfic/LoveHinaDoubleTrouble'': What if Keitaro was [[SeriesKamenRiderDouble Philip's]] partner instead of Shotaro?

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* ''Fanfic/LoveHinaDoubleTrouble'': What if Keitaro was [[SeriesKamenRiderDouble [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Philip's]] partner instead of Shotaro?
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