* AuthorsSavingThrow - ''Fantastic Four 2099'' was supposed to star the actual Fantastic Four, briefly brought to the year 2099 by accident and trying to find their way home/save the world. It ended with [[spoiler: The Thing getting killed in a shuttle accident, and the rest of the team promptly forgetting he ever existed and going home without him.]] ''Manifest Destiny'' gave a different explanation: [[spoiler: the team was actually {{Artificial Human}}s created by the Watcher, because he thought his old allies would be able to help save the dying Earth. All four are brought back into existence in the end.]]
* CompleteMonster: Of all the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate leaders]] in this universe, John Herod is easily the worst. After SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom conquers America and limits the power of the corporations, the corporate leaders turn to John Herod to kill Doom and return them to the old the status quo. Herod comes up with a counter offer: He will kill Doom for them, but only if they make him their leader. Herod also wants to strip mine the Earth and have all the corporate leaders relocate to Mars within 5 years, leaving the Earth an empty barren husk. When [[EvenEvilHasStandards even the other corporate leaders balk at this plan]], Herod threatens to kill them if they do not go along. Herod then launches a devastating campaign against Doom and his government. He attacks the White House and destroys Doom's [[FloatingContinent floating city, Libera Cielo]]. However Herod truly crosses the MoralEventHorizon, when he kills everyone in Latveria with chemical weapons and sends a video tape of the Latverians dying to Doom, [[ForTheEvulz just to rub salt in Doom's wounds]]. Once Herod takes power, he takes measures to [[ThePurge kill most of the remaining superheroes]].
** ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099'' has [[ImAHumanitarian Vulture]].
* DorkAge: Cavalieri's firing and the ensuing WriterRevolt unsurprisingly led to this.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** With a hint of {{irony}}. During his early Spider-Man works, ''Spider-Man 2099'' writer PeterDavid "revealed" that Ned Leeds was the original Hobgoblin--which several fans thought was questionable given how Leeds died and the original Hobgoblin mystery writer, Roger Stern, came back and revealed that it wasn't the case. [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.peter-david/msg/4e9186e3c4855006?hl=en& David had intended Father Jennifer to be the (Green) Goblin 2099]], but it was revealed that [[spoiler: Gabriel O'Hara was Goblin 2099 (though this was later retconned to be an imposter)]]. Someone had to appreciate the irony, even if (as the link shows) David himself doesn't.
** This verse's Comicbook/GhostRider is named [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]...who is technically [[YouAreAlreadyDead already dead.]]
** [[spoiler: As "One Nation Under Doom" drew to a close, Herod created a Captain America clone as a puppet with the cover story that history had repeated itself and Steve Rogers was frozen in ice and revived yet again. ''Manifest Destiny'' reveals the fate of the real Steve Rogers; as it turns out, history really ''did'' repeat itself...]]
* MagnificentBastard No matter the century, Doom is the all-powerful master of this trope.
* MoralEventHorizon: Herod crosses it big time when wipes out ALL of Latvaria.
* TheScrappy: Punisher 2099 and Ravager 2099 are the most-hated series in the 2099 line for being generic and crappy NinetiesAntiHero comics.