YMMV / Marvel 2099

  • Author's Saving Throw: 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 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: the team was actually Artificial Humans 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.
  • Complete Monster: John Herod is easily the worst of all the corporate leaders in this universe. After Doctor Doom 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 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 floating city, Libera Cielo. However, Herod truly crosses the line when he kills everyone in Latveria with chemical weapons and sends a video tape of the Latverians dying to Doom, just to rub salt in Doom's wounds. Once Herod takes power, he takes measures to kill most of the remaining superheroes.
    • X-Men 2099: Brimstone Love is a mutant with a demonic appearance and a personality to match. He runs a group called the Theatre of Pain, which kidnaps people, tortures them, and sells the torture footage to rich people for a profit. Brimstone claims to be an artist, but is really driven by sadism and greed. Brimstone enslaves a mutant named La Lunatica, using a Shock Collar to control her, and forces her to Mind Rape the Theatre of Pain's prisoners. Brimstone kidnaps some of the X-Men and has La Lunatica torture them During a fight with the X-Men La Lunatica manages to get free of her collar and escapes the Theatre. Brimstone tries to recapture her, put quickly becomes interested in the X-Men's leader, Xi'an, who is dealing with a Split Personality. When Xi'an's evil personality takes over, Brimstone convinces him to join the Theatre of Pain, and mentally tortures Xi'an in an attempt to destroy his good side. Brimstone and the now-evil Xi'an quickly devise a scheme to take the Theatre of Pain to new heights. Brimstone and Xi'an have of one of the X-Men's foes, Master Zhao, hooked to a giant machine, which uses Zhao's Psychic Powers to torture over a thousand people at once.
    • The Punisher 2099 has Darryl "Fearmaster" King.
    • Spider-Man 2099 has Vulture.
  • Dork Age: Cavalieri's firing and the ensuing Writer Revolt unsurprisingly led to this.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Spider-Man 2099 is beloved by many, the videogames boosted his popularity too.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • With a hint of irony. During his early Spider-Man works, Spider-Man 2099 writer Peter David "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. David had intended Father Jennifer to be the (Green) Goblin 2099, but it was revealed that 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 Ghost Rider is named Kenshiro...who is technically already dead.
    • 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...
  • Magnificent Bastard: No matter the century, Doom is the all-powerful master of this trope.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Herod crosses it big time when wipes out ALL of Latveria.
  • The Scrappy: Punisher 2099 and Ravager 2099 are the most-hated series in the 2099 line for being generic and crappy '90s Anti-Hero comics. What fans exist of Jake Gallows mostly claim him to be a Stealth Parody.