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"The incursion ended. A great white light consumed all. The Multiverse was destroyed. The last remaining universes collided. The heroes of Earth-1 and Earth-2 were powerless to stop it. The final incursion destroyed everything in existence. Will silence set in? Will existence begin again?"
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"Ultimate Secret Wars" is a Fix Fic based on the events of The Avengers (Jonathan Hickman) and Secret Wars (2015), with a twist: it is not focused on the characters of the main Marvel universe, but on those of the Ultimate Marvel one. The story in the 616 universe still took place as seen, but in the Ultimate one Nick Fury does not trust the Maker, and instructs Sue Storm to secretly watch over him. The Ultimate FF discover the incursions, and the Maker reveals that there is a last one upcoming. Fury, the FF, Miles Morales, the Ultimate X-Men and the All-New Ultimates convene to discuss their options and come up with a solution. Peter Parker was not called because nobody knows that he's still alive (except Miles, who's keeping the secret), but he has to face the crisis anyway.

The chapters are:

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  • Breather Episode: After the long "Everything dies" episode, that described the things going on and the bleak chances of survival, "One more day" has the teenager heroes visit aunt May, who encourages them to spend the last day with a party.
  • Continuity Porn: There are plenty of references to events from all over the editorial history of Ultimate Marvel, and to the ongoing events of Hickman's Avengers and Secret Wars. It may be a difficult read for newcomers.
  • Death by Adaptation
    • The Cabal leaves to another world and Maker stays behind, then the Ultimates show up and attack while he's alone. This causes the other earth to blow up, and the Cabal with it.
    • The Maker does not have Karma Houdini. Sue Storm executes him.
    • Galactus kills most of the heroes of the main Marvel universe, in a desperate attempt to end the incursion by consuming Earth
    • Doom stops Strange before he could disperse away the survivors of the Life Raft, and killed them all.
  • Doomed by Canon: Doom kills Cyclops, in the same scene of the comics. This time, however, Ultimate Jean Grey is there to see it.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: Sue Storm, at the end of the prologue. It starts as "He Who Must Not Be Seen", and then it is revealed that it is her.
  • Epigraph: All chapters begin and end with quotations of Heavy Metal songs, relevant to the ongoing plots. Vision is a bit aware of them when she starts seeing it all.
  • First-Person Perspective: "The Big Fat Kill" is narrated from the perspective of Old Man Logan
  • Fix Fic
    • Ultimate Peter Parker is visited by Mephisto, who proposes him a bargain similar to the one he proposed to 616 Peter in One More Day. Peter rejects it. Do we need to add something else?
    • Old Man Logan ended with a Sequel Hook that promised Logan on a killing spree of villains in the Wastelands. The sequel, however, was a Secret Wars tie-in that had him jumping across bizarre domains and finally landing in the 616 universe. The "The Big Fat Kill" chapter, although still a "tie-in" to Secret Wars (in the sense that is part of a bigger story set in Secret Wars), stays in the Wastelands and kills loads and loads of villains.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: The prologue is a dialogue between Nick Fury and an unknown character, who is revealed at the end of their dialogue.
  • How We Got Here: The first chapter starts with Sue discussing what to do with the Maker. Then it jumps some weeks back, and builds up how things got to that point.
  • Kill Him Already!: Dr. Doom was not interested in Sue's little talk with the Maker: if it was for him, they would have executed him right away, when he was still unconscious.
  • Kneel Before Zod: As in the original story, Doom wants the survivors of the Liferaft to kneel before him. Things, however, do not end the same way.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: "Spider-Gwen", set in Earth-65, was one of the very few comic books whose publication was not interrupted by Secret Wars. There was a "Spider-Verse" tie-in starred by Gwen, but it was another Gwen, native of Battleworld, unrelated to the one we all know. Uatu (the Earth-65 one, of course) and Utaa discuss all this in-universe.
  • Missing the Good Stuff: "Into the Spider-Verse" starts narrating a scene of the episode "The Paris Plan" of Money Heist. Actually, it was the Watcher of Earth-65 (who, unlike mainstream Uatu, usually neglects his duties and watches TV instead). He was interrupted right when the Professor was about to explain his plan to free Lisbon from the police custody.
  • Not Under the Parents' Roof: Bombshell and Ganke want to have a "last sex before the apocalypse" with Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, but aunt May put a halt to it. "There will be no hanky-panty in this house. Not even in the face of Armageddon."
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen (from the Arachnia domain) and the actual Spider-Gwen (from Earth-65) have to fight against Arachnia's Sinister Six and all of Spider-Gwen's villains. And they defeated them all... while Uatu was being reprimanded by Utaa for not being a good Watcher. When he returned to check on them, they had already won, somehow. So he wrote instead that they defeated the Bodega Bandit.
  • Only I Can Kill Him
    • Only Sue can kill the Maker. She was close to him once, so It's Personal.
    • Only the Falcon may kill Galactus. Galactus killed the Vision.
  • Recap Episode: "Everything dies" makes a recap of all the events that had been going on in Avengers and New Avengers.
  • Shown Their Work
    • You probably won't find many fanfictions that mentions stuff like plate tectonics, the Roche limit, force of impact, or citations from The Art of War (Sun Tzu) and the Book of Revelation.
    • The news events that Tony Stark mentions when pointing that nobody was saying anything about the incursion that the Maker ended are things that were in the news when those comics were published in real-time.
  • Silence, You Fool!: Dr. Doom does not like Stark reminding him how he became Dr. Doom in the first place.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In comics, everybody from the Ultimate Universe died at the end of issue #1, with the sole exceptions of Miles Morales and the Maker. Here, the Ultimate universe is destroyed as well at the end of the incursion, but a full life raft of Ultimate survivors makes it to Battleworld.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: The Ultimate FF took no chances with the Maker, and took him down hard.
  • Twisted Echo Cut: Sue's opinion of what to do with the Maker mirrors the opinion of Black Panther about Namor, casually in the same event that dropped the Cabal into the Ultimate world.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Of course that the Ultimates won't be able to solve the problem of the incursions. They wouldn't fall in Battleworld if they did.
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