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* The 1980s "Justice League Detroit" incarnation of the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica''. It got rid of almost all of the previous Justice Leaguers and replaced them with [[YoungerAndHipper hip, angsty teenagers]] in an attempt to rip off DC's own ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. The run ended with the team being destroyed by one of the "real" Justice League's more powerful foes, with two of the three new characters being killed and the third not being seen again for about six years. Years later, when it became "safe" to talk about the period again, the team was sometimes cast as "lovable losers". For example, a flashback showed that during ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' (an event that changed the DC Universe on a grand scale and destroyed entire planets of characters), one of the Detroit Leaguers was too [[DistractedByTheSexy busy admiring]] the [[MostCommonSuperpower breasts of a superheroine]] to listen when the plot was being explained, and subsequently went through the entire event clueless.
* While the early years of ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational are fondly remembered, the later years (''Justice League Spectacular, Justice League Task Force, Extreme Justice,'' the Yazz, ''Total Justice'' -- everything up until Grant Morrison and ''JLA'') are considered either a series of Dork Ages, or forgotten entirely.
** Also, everything after ''JLA''. The ''Justice League of America'' series that followed it is widely known to have suffered from ExecutiveMeddling, which resulted in the book being a big advertisement for everything going on in the DCU and the editors being able to dictate who could and could not be on the team. The DorkAge lasted until the New 52.
* The '80s version of the ComicBook/DoomPatrol was another attempt to profit off ''Teen Titans'' and ''Franchise/XMen''-style angst. Probably the only reason people know it exists now is that the surreal and successful Creator/GrantMorrison run is known to have started with issue #19, so there must have been ''something'' in the previous 18 issues.
* Pictured is Superman Blue. For those who missed this (or who have it nicely repressed): for a thankfully short time in the comics, Franchise/{{Superman}} was given a ''major'' overhaul, and turned into a bright blue {{Energy Being|s}} -- and later split off into ''another'' energy being, ''Superman Red'' -- and comic covers said "he would be different forever." Massive protest resulted in an AuthorsSavingThrow and he was changed back.
** The whole idea came from a one-shot [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] "imaginary" (read, non-canon) story published in 1963. In the story, Superman is accidentally split into two Supermen with a hundred times the intelligence of the original. The twin Supermen successfully enlarge Kandor, recreate Krypton, produce an "anti-evil" ray which cures not only comic book villains, but UsefulNotes/FidelCastro and Nikita Khrushchev as well, and finally, the existence of two of them means that one can marry Lana and one Lois, ending the love triangle. Why they thought it would be a good idea to re-visit this in the freakin' '90s is anyone's guess.
** Superman Blue was an ''improvement'' over Superman's [[http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/2009/07/worst-cover-ever-business-in-front-party-in-the-back.html hideous mullet hairstyle]] he wore from 1993-1996.
** Which of course came after his death and resurrection, which was based off another 1960s "imaginary" story; "The Death of Superman". It's ironic that in the 'Dark Age' they were so crazy for recycling Silver Age whimsy.
** Superman Blue was given a TakeThat during the Brainiac 13 storyline. A copy of Superman Blue is created to delay B-13 and fails miserably. The narration text makes the dig clear:
-->He's not Superman. The costume is different, and the powers are all wrong. He's not Superman. And he never will be.
** In ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', even ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' blurts "Who the hell are ''you''?!" when Supes Blue appears.
* Pretty much every single time Chuck Austen gets his claws on a mainstream comic, one of these results ([[DorkAge/{{Marvel}} go to the Marvel section]] for what he did to ''Uncanny Franchise/XMen''). A particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} one, though, was probably his run on ''Action Comics'', where he seemed to really want Franchise/{{Superman}} to be a violent asshole somewhat like the Golden Age Batman. And he was loudly adamant that Clark Kent should dump ComicBook/LoisLane because she was a gold-digging, power-hungry whore who was only sleeping with him because he was Superman... ''[[CriticalResearchFailure even though Lois fell in love with and became engaged to Clark long before she ever found out he was Superman]]''. This led to loads of DerailingLoveInterests in favor of ComicBook/LanaLang, who came off as a pathetic sociopathic {{stalker|WithACrush}} and made the elder Kents into {{jerkass}} MeddlingParents. Needless to say, the entire run was hustled into CanonDiscontinuity faster than a speeding bullet when Austen got booted off the title.
* [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/12/30/worst-comics-2010-superman-grounded/ This article]] argues that ''Superman Grounded'' was a thankfully short-lived DorkAge. It's generally considered to have been salvaged when Chris Roberson took over and shifted the story from Superman WalkingTheEarth and lecturing people to WalkingTheEarth and saving lives.
* ComicBook/BlackCanary's infamous late-80s "Jumpsuit and Headband" costume, complete with bizarre wing epaulets and pirate boots. A later run of the character in ''Action Comics Weekly'' even featured her back in the original costume, ''burning'' the jumpsuit and grinning wickedly. Another issue of ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' featured her horror at seeing scores of action figures of herself in this costume... and then emphasized the point by saying the reason the toy shop had so many was that they couldn't get rid of them.
** Dinah entered a second Dork Age when she married ComicBook/GreenArrow, left the Birds of Prey and was reduced to a FauxActionGirl and DamselInDistress of the Green Arrow books. Ironically, she was the ''leader of the Justice League'' at this time.
* Franchise/WonderWoman has gone up and down over the years. In the 1970s, DC tried having Wonder Woman [[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]] and make her a feminist hero like Emma Peel of ''Series/TheAvengers''. This move backfired completely, considering it angered real feminists like Gloria Steinem, who denounced it as a profoundly sexist move to remove the power of one of the greatest female superheroes. As a result, DC scrambled to repower Wonder Woman as fast as possible, although it took the ComicBook/PostCrisis {{reboot}} by George Perez years later to get the spirit of the character right (despite [[MoralEventHorizon what he did to the other Amazons]] to get her there).
* Superhero Tim Drake (Robin to Franchise/{{Batman}}) and his girlfriend Stephanie Brown have suffered this to some degree. Tim was the only Robin who didn't have ''both'' parents dead, and tended to be more well-adjusted with a complex personal life. Of course, this had to be fixed, so Tim's father and best friends were [[ThePlotReaper killed]] to make him DarkerAndEdgier, and so he lost his entire supporting cast. This led to a very boring and angsty run by Bill Willingham, and him becoming a ''huge'' {{wangst}}er in all DC books. In addition, Tim's BadassNormal, fun and lighthearted girlfriend Stephanie Brown (the Spoiler) replaced him as Robin briefly, which looked like it could be interesting; however, it only lasted for three issues and she was then written to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero cause a gang war]], be tortured in sexualized positions by Black Mask, [[StuffedIntoTheFridge get shot, blamed for everything and then die]]... all to [[DisposableWoman make sure Tim got angst]] and Batman remained a loner. Tim promptly [[ForgottenFallenFriend forgot Stephanie ever existed]], but the fans didn't, and raised a big stink about her treatment.
** Original Robin writer and creator of Stephanie, Chuck Dixon, started writing the title thanks to this and revealed Steph had [[NotQuiteDead never really died]] and is now back and kicking ass as her usual lighthearted self. Tim was brought in a less self-destructive direction as well, admitting he'd been in a bad place, apologizing for his behavior, and reconciling with Steph. Dixon also brought back Tim's geeky best friend Ives, albeit with a bit more {{Wangst}} himself than he had originally.
** And then Steph became ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2009}}. There was, um, more rejoicing. Some Cassandra Cain fans weren't happy, but since the two had been depicted as best friends, most readers who were fans of one were also fans of the other. Then ComicBook/{{New 52}} came, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} restoring Barbara Gordon to the role]] and leaving Cass and Steph ExiledFromContinuity.
* Speaking of Cass, due to an [[ExecutiveMeddling editorial mandate]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]] after her series was canceled. During this time, she became significantly more articulate (the character was supposed to be illiterate, dyslexic, and almost mute) and {{wangst}}y. Even worse, DC then went and [[AuthorsSavingThrow handed her miniseries to the same writer]] who turned her evil. [[TheyJustDidntCare He not only failed to fix the problems he created, but added even more]]. Fans are still skeptical about her future.
** Since she's been replaced as Batgirl by Stephanie, it's pretty safe to say that this one's going to be a fairly lengthy Dork Age until the smoke clears.
* Franchise/TheFlash's revamps in the past few years have been very poorly received, and for good reason. First, Wally was PutOnABus and FunPersonified KidHero Bart Allen was hit with forced aging and, worst of all, increasing amounts of {{wangst}}, finally resulting in the decidedly Not-Fun adult that starred in the first ''The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive'' revamp. Both series and character proved to be short-lived, as both were unexpectedly killed off in issue #13. This resulted in the return of not only the previous, popular Flash, Wally West, but the return of popular '90s Flash writer Mark Waid. This version, which focused on Wally adventuring with his new superpowered [[SpinOffspring kids]]. The resulting series was considered better than the previous attempt, but reception was still lukewarm, with many seeing the kids as a pint-sized SpotlightStealingSquad. Then the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Flash, Barry Allen, was brought back and revamped by the return of popular '00s Flash writer Creator/GeoffJohns. This has met with mixed results, with the [[ScheduleSlip book being frequently late]] compounding complaints of slow pacing. This lead up to a Flash-centric crossover, ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', which led to a continuity reboot for the whole universe. The new, [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} re-re-re-booted]] Flash book is focusing exclusively on Barry, with several changes made to previous Flash canon such as Iris and Barry no longer being married and Wally West not existing. This one is finally being well-received, mainly thanks to a creative art style. Meanwhile, Bart Allen has come back to life and is in ''Teen Titans'', and Wally and Bart got starring roles on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
** During TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, "helpful alien"-type characters were becoming popular with writers, with Superman battling Mr. Mxyzptlk and Batman putting up with Bat-Mite. So the decision was made to {{retcon}} the lightning bolt that gave Barry Allen his powers, revealing that the imp-like "heavenly help-mate" Mopee had been its true source. Cue massive backlash in the "letters to the editor" page. So hated was this development that it [[CanonDisContinuity has never been mentioned since, at least in-continuity]]. However, once enough time passed, it became a curious bit of nostalgia, and has shown up several times in out-of-continuity works like ''ComicBook/AmbushBug''.
* The year-long, weekly book ''Countdown'' was originally promoted as "the spine of the DCU", for its pivotal importance to the DC Universe. About halfway through, it was even renamed ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', in order to promote the CrisisCrossover that would follow. However, ''Countdown'' became increasingly unpopular with fans thanks to its wide-sweeping character changes. One of the most glaring examples is [[BreakTheCutie the sweet, innocent Mary Marvel]], who inexplicably finds herself abandoned by her usually caring family. She asks for power from [[ArchEnemy constant adversary]] ComicBook/BlackAdam, and he actually gives it to her, [[PaintItBlack the power turning her usual white costume black]]. Then she decides to [[FaceHeelTurn go evil]], partnering with the villainous Eclipso. (Note that [[WordOfGod we've been told]] that it's not Adam's power that makes her go evil. BadPowersBadPeople is averted, but at the price of logic or proper characterization.)
** Having learned the heavy price of her FaceHeelTurn, she eventually [[HeelFaceTurn reverts to good]]... only to almost immediately accept BigBad ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s offer of power and thus [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor go evil again]]. (And if you liked that, look into [[MoralDissonance the group of heroes]] who [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse doomed an entire alternate Earth to the ravages of a major disease and merely walked away, among other unlikable things]]...)
** In response to fan outcry, DC has recently downplayed this story's importance, even disconnecting it from ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' by making the ''true'' lead-in a comic called ''DC Universe'' #0. Thus "the spine of the DCU" became "the appendix"...
* Then there is also the related mini-series, ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew: Final Ark'', where the senior editors order the furry heroes to be exiled from their world and [[PutOnABusToHell horrifically trapped as regular animals on the primary Earth]]. Though this was later undone by Grant Morrison during ''Final Crisis'', though the company didn't do anything with the Zoo Crew by the time of the reboot. Currently, several new characters with [[ShoutOut more than a passing familiar look to members of the Zoo Crew]] have appeared as alien beings in the ''Threshold'' series.
* The brief period at Creator/DCComics where the Blackhawks became {{superhero}}es. The writer [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade on this]] in ''JLA: Year One''; all of the Blackhawks put on their old, proper costumes with a general feeling of relief and an attitude of "What were we thinking?"
* A ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' writer tried to make her DarkerAndEdgier, but just gave 75% of the readers a giant headache. Another writer tries to do a AuthorsSavingThrow, but that gets the other 25% of the readers angry at this because they ''like'' the DarkerAndEdgier Supergirl -- creating an UnpleasableFanbase.
** Supergirl's Post-Crisis life is basically defined by her Dork Ages, due to DC Comics wanting to leave Superman as the true last son of Krypton... there's been maybe a good half-dozen different versions of the character, with increasingly convoluted designs and backstories (let alone trying to fit in where ComicBook/PowerGirl went), eventually leading to the reintroduction of the essentially Pre-Crisis "Superman's Cousin" version of the character... for now.
* When Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} back was broken by Bane]], ComicBook/{{Azrael}} [[AntiHeroSubstitute replaced him]], essentially becoming a DarkerAndEdgier version of Batman who ended up using lethal force. ''Very'' few people liked him, although arguably they weren't supposed to, a la John Walker as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. WordOfGod confirmed that [[FanNickname AzBats]] was a giant TakeThat to readers who were crying for ComicBook/ThePunisher-As-Batman. It needs to be pointed out that [=AzBats=], the DarkerAndEdgier Dark Knight(!!), was ultimately defeated by ''[[WeakenedByTheLight blinding light]]'' -- a surprisingly subtle TakeThat on the part of the writers, that. [=AzBats=] was immediately followed by an even more gritty, but awesome, version of Bruce Wayne (the Kelley Jones/Doug Moench run).
** [=AzBats=] was introduced in issue #500, too. People will be remembering him for a while as a cautionary tale.
** Batman suffered a massive Dork Age during most of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. The campy '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show starring Creator/AdamWest was actually an AdaptationDistillation of the stories published during this period, and was far superior to its source material because it didn't take itself seriously. This was the only period when Batman wasn't the "dark creature of the night" most know him as. His first appearances in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks had him as a gothic figure; he was brought back to this in TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, became really dark in TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and flip-flopped between "mellowed-out" and "hardly any better than Azrael" during TheModernAgeOfComicBooks.
* ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}, under the watch of John Ostrander in the late '80s, became DarkerAndEdgier, leading up to the big revelation... that the character was meant to be Earth's fire elemental. Oh, and the power plant sabotage that brought Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein together in the first place? Not an accident. In an attempt to make Firestorm's origin more deep or something (see also: the first of the JMS/Quesada ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' offenses listed in the Marvel section), it was later explained that Martin Stein was ''always'' meant to be Firestorm/the fire elemental. Ronnie just got in the way (which was "rectified" in ''Firestorm'' (vol. 2) #100, when Stein replaces Ronnie and Mikhail "Pozhar" Arkadin in the Firestorm Matrix).
** This was likely an attempt to tie Firestorm into the ''ComicBook/SwampThing'' mythos, with a similar revelation having happened to that character -- rather than a brilliant scientist turned into a plant-monster by a FreakLabAccident, he was actually a mystical plant elemental, who as a result of said FreakLabAccident, ended up thinking he was said brilliant scientist. DC went on to incorporate a number of characters into similar roles (for example, in addition to Firestorm, ComicBook/RedTornado was revealed to be a mystical air elemental, rather than a robot who could manipulate air via superscience). Sadly, what worked for a horror-based ''Swamp Thing'' written by Creator/AlanMoore led to mass-dorkageness in LighterAndSofter works written by anyone slightly less talented than Moore.
* In the [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks '90s]], [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] had his own solo series. After losing ''two separate rings'' to a Parallax-influenced Hal Jordan, he rechristened himself "Warrior" and somehow became the [[LastOfHisKind last descendant]] of an alien race, which gave him the power to [[ArmCannon turn his arms into guns]]... for some reason. Writers ignore this era at their peril, though: despite the godawful concept (apparently submitted as a joke), and equally bad '90s art, Beau Smith's run on ''Warrior'' is responsible for much of Guy's development from {{Jerkass}} to BoisterousBruiser.
* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'' had a storyline about Uncle Sam, starting with the basis that, as he was the AnthropomorphicPersonification of America, he hadn't always been Uncle Sam, instead being [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the Minuteman]], or [[AntebellumAmerica Brother Jonathan]], or [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar split in two as Billy Yank and Johnny Reb]], depending on the era. All very reasonable. Somehow, that led to him being reinvented as The Patriot, who wore a white bodysuit with red stripes on one shoulder and a blue patch with stars on the other, and a golden space helmet with an eagle on top. Eventually somebody realized that, by their own rules, he should keep being Uncle Sam until a new "Spirit of America" image took root naturally, and he reverted to his old look.
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and the rest of the Marvel Family underwent one not too long ago. Essentially, most of the attention related to the actual heroes of the Marvel Family was reduced, while letting their villains like Black Adam, Dr. Sivana, Mr. Mind and Captain Nazi prosper. Shazam was killed off, Captain Marvel had to assume the mantle of Wizard (which effectively removed him from the DCU, trapping him in the Rock of Eternity), and every Marvel not named Black Adam was depowered. Then Freddy Freeman, the former Captain Marvel Junior, then undergoes a series of trials that involves him saying that he blames Captain Marvel for ruining his life, taking the name Shazam as a code name, and dedicating himself to fighting only mystical threats, because why would a person with the powers of the gods fight crime and save people from mundane threats? (Answer: Because it's the right, heroic thing to do, YOU MORON.)
** Then, poor Mary Marvel gets turned evil, redeems herself, but then willingly chooses evil again. Then Captain Marvel gets de-powered, he gets turned evil along with Mary, the Wizard Shazam comes back and depowers EVERYBODY, turning them good again; however, he then claims that Billy had failed him, turns Black Adam to stone, and leaves in a huff. Meanwhile, Freddy Freeman hasn't done anything even remotely relevant in over a year, suffice to say, and fans of the characters are NOT happy with the situation.
** Even before all that, Captain Marvel had some horribly dark post-Crisis origin stories that were eventually retconned. There was the very first in the '80s, which turned Dr. Sivana into Billy Batson's abusive uncle, and had Cap spouting TotallyRadical speech. Then there was another in the early '90s, where Billy flips out and ''chokes Shazam'' upon first gaining the Marvel powers. Both stories were written to make Billy seem like a badass loner who grew up on the streets.
** Ironically, while the last few years have been horrible for the Marvel Family characters in the comics, they've been doing very well in other media, with the classic Captain Marvel appearing in video games (''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'') and cartoons (''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', ''DC Showcase - Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'').
** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot is providing some hope, as it's restarting from scratch and includes some well-received {{Canon Immigrant}}s from the ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' event. But fans are still wary of some DarkerAndEdgier elements that have come up--including a bratty and sardonic Billy Batson--so we'll see if the Dork Age is truly over yet.
*** In fact, the very issue of a Shazam Family Dork Age in [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} the DCnU]] has become a BaseBreaker of sorts. Especially with regard to Captain Marvel/Shazam's new origin story in ''Justice League'' #0, which got good reviews, featured some impressive artwork from Gary Franks, and seems to be leading into some sort of [[ComesGreatResponsibility redemption arc]] thanks to Creator/GeoffJohns' solid writing. On the other hand, there's the new Billy Batson, who was originally ''always'' on the extremely idealistic side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism (making him even more of a BigGood than Superman himself), who is now a douchey teenager who cynically tells the wizard that ''no one'' is ever truly good, and who nearly ''kills'' a mugger with his newfound super strength and takes a cash reward for doing so. In any case, the new character is certainly ''interesting'' to say the least, but whoever he is, he sure doesn't feel like the Big Red Cheese anymore.
* During the DCU's ''One Year Later'' event, someone on the editing staff decided that the ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' comic series needed to be YoungerAndHipper -- and the best way to do that, they decided, was to replace the main character entirely. Selina Kyle had a daughter with Sam Bradley Jr. ([[ShipSinking much to the upset of many Selina/Bruce shippers]]), and retired to motherhood before passing on the Catwoman mantle to sidekick Holly. The fans were not pleased, and it wasn't long before DC sent in ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} to [[AWizardDidIt magically]] [[CosmicRetcon retcon]] it all away -- and it wasn't ''fully'' retconned until the {{ComicBook/New 52}}, where it was confirmed that Catwoman's daughter had been wiped from existence.
* Want to annoy a fan of ComicBook/GreenArrow? Ask them what they think of Creator/JuddWinick's run. The opening story arc had Oliver Queen cheating on his girlfriend ComicBook/BlackCanary with the niece of his good friend ComicBook/BlackLightning. Never mind that Winick's idea of Green Arrow being a player was based on his behavior BEFORE he met Black Canary and that he'd always been portrayed as overly possessive of her before. Or that it was never made clear in the previous writer's run that Ollie and Dinah were an official couple again. Or that Jefferson Pierce was an only child and, as such, couldn't have a niece. Or that the niece was killed partway through the storyline and Pierce was suggested to have used his powers to have lightning strike the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for her death when Pierce was best known for being so moral that he retired from heroism when he accidentally killed a civilian and concluded he shouldn't use his powers if he couldn't be sure he could use them safely.
** And then Winick - who freely admitted not liking ComicBook/BlackCanary - was forced to write about the two getting married when the two were given a team-up book. Dinah became a complete DamselInDistress and FauxActionGirl at a time when she was the team leader of the Justice League in the main JLA title!
* The 90s ComicBook/MetalMen series. Given that the Metal Men are basically the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] given shape, that a 1990s comic featuring them would be this is to be expected. It did not disappoint. First, it {{retcon}}ned their origins so they were Doc Magnus's old friends in robot bodies rather than robots. It followed up by killing off Gold, TheLeader, and putting Doc's mind in a robot body as well. Doc's new form was [[{{Unobtainium}} Veridium]], a nonexistent mystery metal that gave him generic energy powers. There's a lot of core aspects to the Metal Men: their AI angle, the simple but strong personalities, the good character dynamic, Doc being the NonActionGuy and TeamDad, and the scientific ([[ArtisticLicenseChemistry on paper, at least]]) use of real metallurgical properties as the basis for the team's powers, and the miniseries threw them out right from the starting line, even before getting into the skeeviness of how [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse Doc was now being set up with the fiancee of his dead brother.]] The series was shoved firmly into CanonDiscontinuity by ''52'', which declared that it was [[AllJustADream all just a hallucination brought on by Doc's loneliness and going off his meds]].


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