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There's more to super-heroics than fighting and punching bad guys. Healing, recovery, and moving forward are just as vital to the world.
Two heroes who have saved the universe now have their roads to resting and acceptance colliding in a peculiar way, and the question comes to mind: What can these two heroes learn from each other?
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Eternal Marvelsby Ridtom is a Ward and Marvel Cinematic Universe crossover.

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"I am Ironman," says Tony Stark as he snaps his fingers, saving the universe from Thanos at the cost of his own life. But death is not always the end, and a brief reunion with Natasha has Tony land in a world very different from his own. Tony is not alone when he awakes however, and the mysterious stranger watching over him introduces herself as Victoria Dallon, a woman who went down a similar path in heroics.

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Eternal Marvels provides examples of:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Tony Stark doesn't believe in the idea of parallel Earth theory, due to his own limited experience with branching timelines seeming to conflict with it's existence.
  • Broken Ace: Tony, of course. The events of the Marvel Cinematice Universe have run him ragged, and he outright tells Natasha that he can't simply do nothing.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Tony Stark sacrificed his life to save the universe. Victoria and every other parahuman did much the same thing last year. They all got better.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Tony begins the story tearfully having a heartfelt reunion with Natasha, and is relieved to know he didn't hurt any of his friends with the Snap.
    • Victoria is introduced making sure that Tony is well and having his hospital needs met.
    • Dragon spends her introduction spying on Tony and Victoria, while also repairing his armor as a kindness.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Tony and Victoria have years under their belts as heroes, including saving the universe and multiverse.
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  • First Contact: Between Tony and the Parahuman Multiverse
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Done by Tony at the end of Endgame.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: Tony is in disbelief at apparently being a universe where he nor the Avengers don't exist.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Tony can be quite hostile to Victoria and the nurses who work on him, but no one can tell him where his or allow him to make contact with the outside world. Even if it's for safety reasons, it's understandable that he'd be upset.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Tony has no idea how he arrived on Gimel or landed in Victoria's apartment.
  • Mundane Utility: Victoria uses her forcefield to pick up cups of water or grab nearby documents. She also uses her flight allow to lounge.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • Power Misidentification: Dragon and Victoria mistakenly believe Tony is a tinker, rather than an everyday super genius, due to his advanced suit.
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