DC: United We Stand was a Play-by-Post game based on The DC Universe set (mostly) after the events of the DC Comics maxi-series "52", in one of the many alternate universes created by that event. As such, it had a few key differences (and some not-so key ones)!
DC: United We Stand includes examples of:
- Alliterative Name: In addition to the canon characters with alliterative names, we also have Detective Warren White.
- Alternate Universe: The roleplay is set in one of the multiple alternate universes created by the events of "52".
- Canon Immigrant: In addition to the pre-existing examples of Canon Immigrants from DC Comics, there are also quite a few characters available who either had not appeared as of the time the roleplay is set, are adaptation-exclusive characters, or are from the New 52 reboot. Some examples include Red X from the Teen Titans cartoon, the Music Meister from Batman: Brave and the Bold, Nightstar from Kingdom Come, Baby Doll from Batman: the Animated Series and Sarah Lance from Arrow.
- Comic-Book Time: Specific dates are avoided for the same reason as they are in the source material.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Originally, the site was called "The DC YouTube Verse", as it was created for a cosplay group to roleplay out the scenarios that couldn't be portrayed via YouTube videos. However, it has evolved beyond that, resulting in the name change.
- Informed Loner: After the events of Infinite Crisis, Batman has more or less shed this. He still patrols by himself a lot, but he no longer considers himself to be a loner.
- Lighter and Softer: While still retaining the serious tone and a lot of the dark aspects of DC Comics, United We Stand aims to be this. For example, a lot of the darker events (such as Identity Crisis and War Games) have been retconned in some way, big or small, to achieve this.
- Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: Many villains in the canon DC universe, and the board's very own Russell Richards. He may have spent 20 years in a high-security, isolated prison in Alaska, but as he proved very dramatically, it did nothing to diminish his reach in the outside.
- Puppy Love: Damian and Mar'i. It's still in development, with neither child recognizing or differentiating their feelings from friendship, but there are subtle hints of something akin to young love in various threads and headcanons. That, and the rate of progression they go through from mistrust to genuinely being terrified of losing the other is astonishing given their backstory and circumstance.
- Shrine to the Fallen: Batman still keeps the memorial to Jason Todd in the Batcave, even though Jason has returned from the dead. He does this out of respect for the Jason who was, not the lethal vigilante he has become.
- Super Wheelchair: Averted with Barbara Gordon, who prefers normality and does not want special attention. Her chair doesn't even have handles, as she prefers to get where she's going by herself as opposed to being pushed.
- The Multiverse: The site is set in one of the many different parts of DC's multiverse.
- Toy Ship: An In-Universe example exists with Harley Quinn in Funhouse where she contemplates that Damian and Mar'i have feelings for each other, like her and Mr.Jay!