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A history vlog interrupted by a overly excited cub reporter roommate. That's how the first Earth-108 story started. Now, this Alternate Universe Fic would be one of the biggest DC AUs ever seen, only if it was really written down.

Created by JTTWlover in an inexact date in 2019, this AU started with the 4-issue mini-series Samurai: A warrior's tale and expanded until it had used hundreds of characters and had itself two AUs, Earth-72 and Earth-Reverse Lantern. Has a Spin-Off called Earth-36108, the Marvel counterpart, that also contains the stories of its own AUs, Earth-10872, Earth-72108 and Earth-7236.

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It's unknown when it will be written up, and the imagined stories make an impressive Archive Panic, but the author has some hope, and that's all it counts.


Tropes include:

  • Adaptational Badass: Carnelian in the main DCU was a Un-Sorcerer that had to use stuff like guns to compensate. Here, he turns out to have Energy Absorption powers (that explain his otherwise weird blue hair) and can use them to power up Amethyst (and then his when he eventually gets one) gem to transform into their adult selves on Earth.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the main DCU, Samurai is Toshio Eto, an history teacher that got hit with superhero-making rays from New Genesis. Here, he's a Japanese university student in a exchange course in America whose powers were given by Susanoo along with the OC Geisha (Kasumi Kimura) to be a Battle Couple.
    • Kimiyo Hoshi in the main DCU is the Redeeming Replacement of Arthur Light. Here, she's a minor mystical heroine named Orihime (after the goddess/star), with her powers given by the star herself.
    • The Great Ten heroine Mother of Champions is changed to be a Mother Goddess-like heroine named Earth Mother who can control clay.
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    • Accomplished Perfect Physician from the same team gets a minor detail of his backstory changed (killing the actual Chosen One by accident instead of doing it with regret) along with his Deadpan Snarker personality.
    • Immortal Man In Darkness is three Same-Sex Triplets who bonded with an alien plane and take turns being Immortal Man In Darkness. They are also teenagers, but nobody noticed because of the armor.
    • Lex Luthor is no longer Superboy's Smallville nemesis (in fact, he never set foot in Smallville in his life), that role given to random Mad Scientist kids. However, he was part of a Super Team named the L'il Doom Legion with his friends, which was revived later on with some de-aging buttons.
    • The Lords of Order and Destruction that gave Hawk and Dove their powers are Thanagarian gods in Earth-72.
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    • In Earth-108, the Metal Men's responsometers were made along with the metal robots idea. In Earth-72, they were originally two different ideas (a synthetic polymer that turned into other elements and a AI thing) combined into one.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Remember Brainiac? Sometimes hammy but always The Stoic evil alien android? Here he's prone to keep turning into a Nervous Wreck in his human disguise. And Lex keeps facepalming at this.
  • Adaptation Amalgamation: Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis events are combined with other comic and animated version stuff to make both this universe and the Marvel equivalent. It borrows in particular from adaptations like Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the DC Animated Universe, and the Lego DC Comics Super Heroes film series in the DC part and The Spectacular Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man in the Marvel part.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Jaime Reyes' origin is simply "Kid finds and uses alien armor to fight crime", the Reach arc is slimmed down to "Aliens try to conquer Earth and get the weapon back", and the Blue Beetle legacy stuff is simply Ted letting him use the name.
    • The Parallax stuff with Hal getting possessed and killing all the Green Lanterns, thus making way for Kyle to get his role is Bowdlerised into Hal getting possessed, breaking the central battery and disabling the Green Lanterns except for one ring, and getting defeated by Kyle two weeks after that. Then Parallax is defeated and the Status Quo is restored.
    • And in Earth-36108, the notoriously Arc Fatigue-giving Clone Saga is slimmed down to a "Spider-Man gets clone, clone eventually gets own identity as Ben Reilly, clone moves out to the other side of the country but is still in contact" thing that could have been resolved in three issues at most.
    • The Spider-Verse event cuts down the number of alternate Spideys who are in it (the roster is composed by alternate Peters from the two film series, the Spectacular and Ultimate cartoons, Spider-Ham, Miles, Gwen, Mayday from the future, Penny, and Earth-36108 Peter) and replaces the Master Weaver with the Earth-36108 Madame Web, taking cues of the Shattered Dimensions game. The sequel events are also simplified with the same plot but with different Spideys.
    • The Identity Crisis storyline is referenced several times in Earth-36108, although several other plot lines like the Hope and Stacy things are removed to make it a simple Second Super-Identity period.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: The Vasquez Couple in the New 52 and Rebirth are Billy, Mary, Freddy, Eugene, Pedro and Darla's foster parents. In Earth-108, they are Darla's adopted parents. Eugene lives with his brother Kenny due to absent working parents and Pedro lives with his aunt.
  • Adapted Out: Some Legacy Characters don't appear in Earth-108. Crystal Frost is the only Killer Frost with no mention of Louise Lincoln or Caitlin Snow existing (although Eira could be seen as a counterpart to Caitlin). Likewise, the second Mirror Master Evan McCulloch and the second Captain Boomerang Owen Mercer don't exist either.
  • Adaptive Ability: Sinestro gets stabbed by Guy in the back in the kind of situation that would cause a Heel–Face Door-Slam. Instead of that, after being healed by Jessica, he develops a Spider-Sense that warns him whenever he is about to get stabbed or something similar, to the point that when Hal comes back from the alternate dimension he got trapped in and tries to stab him, he dismisses that with a Not Now, Kiddo.
  • Age Lift: Jason Blood/Etrigan in Earth-72 is a twelve-year-old kid, due to the Born-Again Immortality instead of normal immortality plus amnesia and posing as his Identical Grandson in this universe. Likewise, Earth-72 Glenda is also twelve.
    • Charley Parker is a teenager in Earth-108, but his Earth-72 counterpart Charley Hall is a seven-year-old kid. In Earth-65, he's thirteen-years-old.
    • Timothy Drake is usually around twelve years old when becoming Robin, but Timothy Wayne from Earth-72 is seven years old when he first wore the costume.
    • Amy Winston/Amethyst and Carl Nelligan/Carnelian are fourteen-years old in Earth and around 20-years old in Gemworld in Earth-108, but their Earth-72 counterparts are twelve at Earth and Carl has a 15-year-old Older Alter Ego.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy:
    • The Blue Beetle "legacy" goes through Dan Garrett, Ted Kord (both white males), Jaime Reyes (Hispanic male) and Milo Collins (trans white boy).
    • Jacob Nathans (white boy) is succeed by the half-Japanese girl Akari Light as Light Jr.
    • The Lanterns of Earth are Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner (both white males), John Stewart (black male), Kyle Rayner (white male), Simon Baz (Arab-American male), Jessica Cruz (Latina girl), James Lee (alien, looks Asian in human form), Milagro Reyes (Hispanic girl), Tai Pham (Vietnamese boy), Gold (robot) Kai-Ro (Tibetan boy) and Quilla (female whale).
    • The "new" Dusk is Leroy Jackson, a black man.
    • Likewise, the "new" Prodigy, Meredith Peck is a woman pulling a Sweet Polly Oliver.
  • Alliance of Alternates:
    • Will Magnus, creator of the Metal Men goes in one of those. His team, the Metal Crew is composed by:
      • Fairy Tale world Willhemina Magnia the Metal Fairy and her Metal Spirits.
      • Steampunk Wild West world Bill Mackenzie and his steam-powered Metal Men.
      • Princess Willia Magnus from a Medieval world and her Metal Dolls.
      • Magic-focused world Willhemus Magnus and his Seven Alchemical Metals.
      • Gender Flipped world Willa Magnus and her Metal Women.
      • And Shazam-ized world Billy Magnus and his Shazam-empowered Metal Men.
    • And of course, Spider-Man's Spider-Verse events.
  • All-Stereotype Cast: The Nippon Gang is composed from a Magical Girl Warrior, a Toku hero, a Sentai hero, a pair of Japanese Beetle Brothers, an actual superhero who happens to be Japanese-American, Katana, and a bunch of other heroes.
  • All Therapists Are Muggles: Averted with Jade Warrior, who is both a superhero and has a degree on Psychology. He has also access to the Realm Of Lives, which he uses as a Crystal Ball.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent:
    • Diane Meade (Butterfly Girl) and Jane Foster (Valkyrie). Both are love interests of beloved heroes in their universes, and have superpowered alter egos accessed by magic necklaces and originally had a Two Person Love Square with their love interests before revealing their identities to them.
    • Spider-Man (Peter) and Blue Beetle (Jaime). Both are arthropod-themed light-hearted teen heroes with of their respective universes in a Legacy, which is also the reason they are best friends.
  • Alternate Universe:
    • Earth-72 is the Ultimate Universe, with darker themes and Reality Ensues.
    • Earth-Reverse Lantern AKA Earth-65 (59 from the Silver Age GL's debut year plus 6, the number of Earth Lanterns) is an Earth where the order of the Green Lanterns of Earth are reversed. Aside of that, it's also an Silver Age universe.
    • Earth-63 (New 52 plus 11, as in 2011) is the New 52 equivalent.
    • Earth-85 (from 1985, the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths) is the Post-Crisis world equivalent.
    • And all of these Earths, even the main one, are used to poke fun at some elements of them, like the New 52 Amazons or the lack of Clark being Superboy in post-crisis stories.
    • In the Marvel part, we have:
      • Earth-10872, home of Wolf Spider and the Spiderlings (Spider-Kid, Water Spider and Arachni-Boy).
      • Earth-72108, home of Spider-Protector and Madame Web.
      • Earth-7236, home of the League of Spiders.
      • And Earth-422107 (Action in L33t L1ng0), where Miles and Gwen come from.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Winter Peak is just "they". There are no signs of anything indicating which gender they were before becoming the spirit of Jack Frost, and they won't reveal anything.
  • Anthology Comic: Hero Comics and Legion of Doom, which is actually a version of ''Hero Comics'' but for villains and several issues do not contain any story about any member of the Legion of Doom.
  • Ascended Fanboy: OC Jacob Nathans to Doctor Light. He ends up becoming his Kid Sidekick, Light Jr.
  • Badass Family: Aside of the usual Superfamily and Batfamily, there is also the Martian Family (J'onn, his girlfriend/wife Diane Meade (as Butterfly Girl), his niece M'gann, his little brother T'omm and his adopted kids Shadow Boy, Water Girl and Gypsy) and the Marvel Family/Shazamily.
  • Bald of Awesome: Dr. Dharlass, caused by his experiments.
  • Battle Couple: Not Samurai and Geisha, but Samurai and Dragon Girl, another OC. Geisha herself gets paired with Black Vulcan.
    • Batman Jones/Batkid/Flying Fox and Roberta The Girl Wonder/Lark/Nightingale.
    • Amethyst/Amy and Carnelian/Carl.
    • Most of the H Dial Heroes, and Robby and Suzy themselves.
  • Brick Joke: Wildfire (Starfire's brother and a H Dial hero, not the Australian heroine) starts through Transformation just one minute before he can see his sister and has to be changed back into the Dial because he can't survive without water. When we next see the H Dial Hall an In-Universe week later, he's still in a water tank.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Jade Warrior and Jade Fighter whenever they team up. Also the Wonder Twins.
  • Butt-Monkey: Young Aquaman (AKA Aquaboy), who started superheroing since he was nine, joined the Justice Squad when he was eleven, and only got recognized as an actual hero when he was fourteen. That's five years of getting ignored by the media, and the cause of an emo phase before the Justice Squad actively tried to get him involved in missions with reporters watching.
  • Canon Immigrant: There is a minor Super Team called the Justice Kids (not related to Young Justice) that are composed by the four Kid Heroes who helped Hawkgirl and Green Lantern in Justice League Adventures #27. Luz changed her name to Lucero and Joe got Powerhouse as a codename.
    • Then there are the Elementals, who only appeared in issues 14 and 15 of the Super Friends comic.
    • In Earth-36108, the Target Presents: Reading to the Rescue Kid Heroes (Russ/Professor Zenith, Sharon/Serenity and Austin/Frantic) are regularly seen in the background in both their hero and civilian identities.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Inner Light whenever being used for healing or being absorbed by another person.
  • Celebrity Superhero: Downplayed with Tiger Fighter AKA Wu Tianshang, Wu Song's reincarnation, but he's still prideful enough Wu Song is seen facepalming in the background every time he is on the news.
    • And of course, Booster Gold.
  • Composite Character: Jane Foster is Valkyrie, but her costume is basically her Thor outfit, and the backstory for her powers is similar to Thor's by being Sif's human form who had an enough distinct personality to be considered another person.
  • Crisis Crossover: They mark the ages of the verse.
    • The first one was known as The Second Invasion of Darkseid (with the first one only being alluded) and Forever Evil In-Universe with the villains. Given out it has the Internal Reveal that Lantern 7 AKA James Lee is Sinestro, it's clear that it marks an era.
    • The second one was the Earth-3 Attack, which is an analogue of the actual Forever Evil event and takes place seven years after the Second Invasion.
    • The third one was the Blackest Night and Brightest Day analogue, taking place four years after Earth-3 Attack and referred In-Universe as the Brightest Night.
    • The fourth one was a Marvel Comics Crossover, taking place some months after Brightest Night.
    • The fifth was the Third Invasion of Darkseid, which takes place around three years after the Great DC/Marvel Crossover.
  • Crossover: The Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle and the Marvel Family/Shazamily have been crossing over into the Marvel universe (and vice versa) with Spider-Man and The Mighty Thor before the Great DC/Marvel Crossover happened. In fact, this is one of the factors that have a great impact in the story, as both Jaime and the Marvels know what's wrong with the attack from the other universe.
  • Crossover Couple: Three of them were created in the Great DC/Marvel crossover: Livewire x Electro, both Sandstorms (DC one being Shakedown and Windfall's son, Marvel one being Sandman and Quicksand's Kid from the Future stranded in the present) and Girl-Bat (Man-Bat's daughter) and the Marvel Batwing.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Hal Jr., although the original Hal is not dead, just disappeared and presumed so.
  • Designated Parents: Spider-Man and Spider-Woman for the first Spider-Team. Miles describes it as an aunt and a older cousin having to take care of the kids, but it fits.
  • Disappeared Dad: Hal Jordan disappears in space (into another dimension) and its never seen until his son is 18.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Debra Whitman, an ex-girlfriend of Peter's, ends up with Ben Reilly. She thinks she's settling for his cousin, the reality... is different.
  • Egocentric Team Naming: Subverted. Katana proposes the name "Samurai's Culture Pals" for the team-up of Genre Embodiment Heroes of Japanese Media. He outright hates it. It gets its name changed to The Nippon Gang and he is excluded from it.
  • Everything Is Better With Monkeys: There's Gleek, the Wonder Twins' pet, Detective Chimp, Beepo the Super-Monkey, and Meka the Animal Girl (monkey turned into human).
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Several of the human members of the Legion of Doom were classmates. They're also the original members of the L'il Doom Legion (Lex, Capt. Cold, Mr. Freeze, Cheetah, Killer Frost, Golden Glider, Black Manta).
  • Fusion Dance: Timid Tin and Charismatic Copper combine into anime-haired Keet/Genki Girl Bronze.
  • Generation Xerox: Hal's son Hal Jr. disappears into another dimension when his wife was just pregnant, just like his father.
    • The Justice Squad's adventures are also very similar to the original Teen Titans adventures.
    • Spider-Kid is in a superhero team with two friends with semi-opposite powers, just like his dad's Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends period.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Numerous, but most notably Doctor Light, the Legion of Doom except Toyman and Scarecrow and great part of Batman and Flash's Rogues Gallery.
  • Humanity Ensues: Apparently there are some "Human Button" things in China for the new animal demons because the progression of technology makes the old studying way too long and complicated in a modern world. There are several of them scattered all around the world that are used by other beings such as non-Chinese animals, aliens and sentient streets.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: The Hero Dial was created by a Guardian of the Universe along with some other aliens he enlisted with the purpose of being a hero container and club. Apparently the two of the other aliens were members of mortal enemy Proud Scholar Race Guy races (that look very similar to the Galvans and Cerebrocrustaceans from Ben 10) and rigged the Dial so it turned the user into the heroes instead of summoning them. The "turn, not summon" thing was eventually solved, but everything was still fine that way.
    • Blue Wonder has his Blue Boostick, which Came from the Sky.
    • Ben 10's Hero Watch is a Hero Dial prototype lost in space during a meteor storm that got broken in the way but got fixed by the alien who would be known as Upgrade and collected some friends to find a suitable host/owner for the watch. Then it crashed into Earth, and was found by Ben.
  • Improbable Food Budget: The Super Friends somehow manage to afford sushi, mochis, tacos, Brand X snacks and other stuff every day with jobs like being a Intrepid Reporter, pizza delivering and freelance stuff. Lucía (Toreila) and Liankai (Dragon Girl) eventually become doctors specialized in metahuman/alien/mutant patients, but before that, their income was vaguely implied to be supplied by their parents.
  • In My Language, That Sounds Like...: Apparently Korugarian for "I come in peace" sounds exactly like "You are a dick".
  • Interdimensional Travel Device: As dimension-hopping is very common, there are several ways to travel between dimensions.
    • Blue Beetle (Jaime) and Spider-Man (Peter) managed to store some portal energy from the random interdimensional portals that sometimes appear uniting the universes and use portal blasters to travel to their respective universes.
    • The Metal Men managed to jury-rig a device that initially teleported them from Earth-108 to Earth-72 and back and then more Earths.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Aside of Supes and co.:
    • Eduardo Díaz (El Dorado), who also worked at the Daily Planet before getting back to Mexico.
    • Constance Mayes, Copper's human self in Earth-72.
  • It Amused Me: Susanoo's reason for making Samurai wear a extremely ridiculous costume (his classic one) and getting Magical Girl Warrior-esque power-ups to get it better over time? He's a god, and he's very bored.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Lin Qiujiang (Lin Chong's reincarnation) casually calls Duan Dongxue (Duan Jingzhu's reincarnation) a dog food eating weirdo. He takes offense to that... while still eating dog food.
  • I Will Wait for You: Carol Ferris towards Hal Jordan. Made even worse by the fact he sang "All my loving" the night before he went out. Thankfully, he returned nineteen years later.
  • Kid Sidekick: The usual ones plus Light Jr. to Doctor Light.
  • Legacy Character: Batman Jones eventually becomes the second Flying Fox in his 18th birthday, after being Batkid since he started fighting crime again for five years.
  • Liminal Being: Freezer has powers neither genetic (so people can't absorb them) or in machines (so people can't steal them).
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Despite the time-traveling Robin adventure, Jason doesn't know he's going to die before he is 16 because Children Are Innocent.
  • Logical Weakness: The Earth-72 Metal Men's consciousness and personalities are linked to the Memento MacGuffin Soul Jar items their Will Magnus gave them. Remove the item and they are just polymer mannequins with limited thoughts. To prevent this, they all hide the item in their inside when superheroing.
  • Love Redeems: One of the most common ways of Heel–Face Turn here. The other is Good Feels Good.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: More like Science A is Science A, but there seems to be a law/pattern with dimension-hopping and mobile phones. When there is a dimension-hop, the mobile phones are still connected to the dimension they come from and are able to do searches and phone calls like it was in their original dimension, but are also able to add phone numbers from the dimension they are only when they are in that dimension. That allows Earth-108 characters search in a Earth-36108 phone details of the Earth-36108 heroes and viceversa and to Jaime to call Peter when they are in their own dimensions.
  • Magical Accessory:
  • Make It Look Like a Struggle: Jessica and Sinestro's fight in Samurai: A warrior's tale.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Aside of Black Canary, Roberta/Lark when she became Nightingale.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The Metal Men's human identities, a mixture of Punny Names, Steven Ulysses Perhero and Mythology Gags to the original human identities in the original series.
      • Gold is Aurel Blanc in Earth-108 and Aurel Lance Gilden in Earth-72.
      • Tina is Christina Blanc, neé Whitney in Earth-108 and Christine Laureen Gilden, neé Yancy in Earth-72.
      • Mercury is Hermes Roth in both universes.
      • Iron is Blake Smith in Earth-108 and Jon Ishmael Mann in Earth-72.
      • Tin is Timothy Taylor in Earth-108 and Tinker Paul Lee in Earth-72.
      • Lead is Farran Douglas in Earth-108 and Ledby Edan Hands in Earth-72.
      • Copper is Constance Mayes in both universes.
      • Sixth Ranger Original Character Silver, who only appears in Earth-72, is Sylvia Opal Gilden.
      • Nameless/Tinnia, who also only appears im Earth-72 since her Earth-108 counterpart is permanently dead, is Josephine "Josie" Kim Lee, neé Taylor.
    • Felix Faust's fake name for avoiding trouble after his Heel–Face Turn is Harry Roberts, Harry being Houdini's first name.
  • Mind Screw: In-Universe and out of universe whenever someone who doesn't know enough of reincarnation is explained that Jade Warrior is somehow his current self Jason Lee, the Water Margin hero Lu Junyi, the Jade Emperor's son Yu Zhuofei and a Primordial Kirin at the same time.
  • Mistaken for Romance: As Earth-Reverse Lantern Jessica best sums up:
Jessica: Can't a girl just go out for a lunch with her coworker without anyone thinking they're dating?
Bob Brooke: No. note 
  • Mood Whiplash: After revealing that the Sardonyx Totem telling Sardonyx to kill Amethyst was just a Secret Test of Character and apparently getting an Everybody Laughs Ending in the Amethyst castle, Prince Topaz runs in and knocks Sardonyx out due to Out-of-Context Eavesdropping.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Jacob's name is a reference to Jacob Finlay, Arthur's brief heroic predecessor.
    • Superman casually mentions that the Justice League has gone for several periods, better or worse. We get to see from the main seven plus Green Arrow (and Snapper) in the Silver Age to Justice League International and Justice League Europe, and back to the main seven plus more. The Super Friends period (with Wendy and Marvin and the Wonder Twins later) also appears, for some reason.
    • Guy has gone for all his Green Lantern, Sinestro Ring, Warrior and back to Green Lantern periods, too.
  • Narnia Time: Earth-108’s time seems to go just quicker than any other universe, but whenever there is a interdimensional travel, time seems to be the same in both universes. Examples of this would be the first small Earth-63 crossover with the Green Lanterns and the official one-shot Crisis Crossover-like crossover being separated by thirteen years in Earth-108 and only a few months in Earth-63 and only five years passing in Earth-36108 while fourteen years pass in Earth-108 while waiting for the Great DC/Marvel crossover since Jaime and Peter first met.
  • Nearly Normal Animal: Aderyn, Lark/Nightingale's Gratuitous Animal Sidekick. She has Downplayed Light 'em Up powers though.
  • No Man of Woman Born: Earth-72 Circe claims that she cannot be defeated by any man or woman born on Earth. So she is defeated by Magnetis, who is both nonbinary and actually a robot. While saying that even Starfire could have done it by virtue of being an alien.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently Darkseid already tried to invade Earth once and was beaten.
    • Peter already met Miles and Gwen before Jaime crossed over to his world, and introduces them as the kids from another dimension.
  • Odd Name Out: Hal Jordan is the only Lantern of Earth not to be referred by his number (Lantern 1 of Earth), instead being simply referred as Green Lantern.
  • Older Alter Ego: Aside of the Marvel Family/Shazamily and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (and her partner, Carnelian the Red Prince), Samurai is permanently in his late twenties while Toshio starts with being 23-years-old.
    • Inverted with Alex Sawyer and the Lil Doom Legion, which are the Legion of Doom (and other villains)'s Younger Alter Ego to fight crime.
    • Spider-Protector and Madame Web are actually two 10-year-old kids in adult bodies, Protector because an alien armor and Web because magic.
  • One Steve Limit:
    • Three Jasons: Jason Todd, the second Robin (permanently dead), Jason Blood, Etrigan and Jason Lee, Jade Warrior.
    • The three Lee families are also not related. James Lee's surname is the English version (and also only an alias), Jason Lee's the Chinese one meaning sharp, and the Lee Siblings Ocean and Lily's Lee is the classic plum tree one.
    • Averted with the Wildfire name. One of them is Starfire's brother Ryand'r, who usually goes by Darkfire in the comics, and the other one is the Australian heroine in the Nature Teens.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Peter Jr. is only known either as Benjy (like the actual Benjy from the MC2 universe) or as Junior.
    • Given out that several of the Spider-Totems recruited in the Spider-Verse event are Peters Parker, everyone except Earth-36108 Peter (AKA Prime Peter) is nicknamed as the actor they resemble the most, which leads to "Tobey" (also called Sam), "Andrew" (also called Marc), "Josh", and "Drake".
      • Earth-10836's Wolf Spider and the Spiderlings (Spider-Kid, Water Spider and Arachni-Boy) have been nicknamed Spider-Mom and the Spider-Kids by the other Spider-Totems. Spider-Kid (who is also a Peter) has been nicknamed Pete(y) or Li'l Me by the other Totems to differentiate everyone.
    • Spider-Protector and Madame Web from Earth-72108 have been nicknamed Percy and Cassie to preserve their secret identities from each other.
  • Other Me Annoys Me:
    • The Seven Alchemical Metals visibly upset the other Metal Men teams due to the lack of a Tina in their world and the fact that their Gold and Silver are a couple. The Earth-108 and Earth-72 Irons are also upset at the fact that their Iron and Copper are also a couple.
    • Both Mercury and Copper from Earth-108 don't take well the fact that their Earth-72 counterparts are Happily Married (mostly because the Belligerent Sexual Tension between them).
    • Earth-108 Will Magnus hates the fact his Gender Flipped counterpart Willa is way better than him.
  • Andrew and Drake are weirded out because Tobey's webs are organic. Josh thinks they're neat. Meanwhile, everyone, as in the official Spider-Verse Miles, is weirded out because Drake's Fourth Wall Breaking, except Ham, who joins into the segment.
  • Earth-36108 Wolverine doesn't feel so well at seeing the Lighter and Softer Earth-72108, Mini-Marvels and both versions of the X-Babies Wolverines because he thinks they're too idealistic.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different/Our Souls Are Different: Reincarnation (at least in China) includes the soul going inside the new body and getting out at puberty or before, leaving a shell to be filled with new personality traits and other stuff while the soul sits/floats two inches above the reincarnee's head while providing sarcastic remarks that nobody except other souls can hear.
  • Pair the Suitors: Ronno/Manno the Mer-Boy/Mer-Man and Wingo the Bird-Boy/Bird-Man, old Wonder Woman suitors, are Happily Married.
  • Papa Wolf: Dr. Light towards Light Jr., specially in his early days as his sidekick. If he believes you've hurt him, he'll kick your ass, no matter how many you've kicked his in the past, and withstand a trip to hell for it.
    • And generally, DO NOT THREATEN A HERO'S KIDS OR PROTEGEES.
  • Prophecy Twist: While the Justice Kids are battling Kanjar Ro, he claims only the power of Venus can defeat him and his newest artifact. So he is eventually defeated by Lucero/Luz, whose name is a nickname for Venus.
  • Power Nullifier: The Green Lantern ring prevents Guy Gardner from using his Vuldarian powers. It also prevents his daughter Wendy from using both the Vuldarian powers, and her ice powers inherited from her mother Ice.
  • Puppy Love: Arthur Curry Jr. (Aquababy/Aquaboy) and Kathen Hol/Catherine Hall (Hawk Tot/Hawkgirl) in Earth-65, when they meet as babies. In Earth-108, they meet as pre-teens instead.
  • Redemption Promotion: Doctor Light as a villain was a still kinda dangerous Buttmonkey. Here, after his talk with Jade Warrior, he eventually somehow gains the ability of channeling "inner light", a White Magic-esque version of Light 'em Up powers used by sorcerers, gods and sometimes wizards/witches.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Black Vulcan in the main DCU has neither real name or backstory, and assumed by some fans to be either Black Lightning with a different name or a unrelated guy named Buster L.(ightning) Jones. Here, he's Jefferson's younger brother Jackson.
    • On a related role, Static is also related to them, by the virtue of his mom being the Pierces' older sister.
    • By having never met, being both semi-obscure characters, El Dorado and El Dragón were not related. Here, they are cousins.
    • Double Subverted with Eugene Choi. He mentions a lot he has a very nerdy older brother, but it eventually turns out it isn't Ryan Choi, the second Atom, but Kenny Choi, from Outrage.
    • Earth-72 is full of this trope. Jacob Nathans (Light Jr.) is Arthur Light's (Dr. Light) son Jacob Light, Jaime Reyes (Blue Beetle II) is Ted Kord (Blue Beetle II) and Diane Meade's (Butterfly Girl) son Jaime Kord, all Robins from Dick to Tim are Bruce (Batman) and Kathy's (Batwoman) kids, both Hank (Hawk) and Don Hall (Dove) and Charley Parker (Golden Eagle) are Carter (Hawkman) and Shiera's (Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman) kids... and Dan Garrett is Ted Kord's maternal uncle.
  • Remember the New Guy?: How the Lantern Kids (Hal Jr., Wendy, Kattie, Kyle Jr. and Henry) are introduced. They don't even have an Early-Bird Cameo when the Lanterns In Training are introduced (they are presumably in the background) and none of the Lanterns of Earth or Carol Ferris mention having kids until they are introduced in the Green Lantern: Lanterns In Training ongoing series as Jackie's best friends, which takes place 16 In-Universe years after the introduction of Samurai.
  • Robo Cam: The Metal Men have those. While in Earth-108 it only displays basic stuff like emotion and recognition sensors, in Earth-72 it has a complex Stat-O-Vision and a Dialogue Tree just in case. And there's also a chat function, too.
  • Robinsonade: Jessica and Sinestro getting stranded in a deserted planet with their ring levels low and the batteries nowhere to be found is the plot of the Whole Episode Flashback mini-series Green Lantern: Boundaries Lost.
  • Running Gag: Meka the Animal Girl, despite the name, is not related to Animal Man in any way, as Young Justice is reminded several times.
  • Science Hero: Dr. Dharlass uses chemicals for fighting crime. He usually creates compounds for trapping enemies and corroding obstacles. He also was responsible of the Freak Lab Accident that gave Zanresh her powers.
  • Second Super-Identity:
    • The L'il Doom Legion guise for the Legion Of Doom (and the Kid Rogues and the Gotham Kids for the Rogues and some of the Batman villains).
    • Quicksilver (a Powered Armor wearing superhero with Super Speed) for Earth-72 Mercury.
    • In fact, almost all the Earth-72 Metal Men have them. Gold is Stretch Man, Tina is Wonder Sister, Silver is Guardian Angel, Lead is Dark Smasher, Iron is Magnetis and Copper is Speed Queen. Only Tin and Nameless/Tinnia remain second-identityless.
    • Blue Beetle (Jaime) goes through a Spider-Man-esque Identity Crisis storyline where, advised by Peter himself, gets four new identities: Emerald Knight, Photon Lad, Dusk and Hope.
    • When Spider-Man and the main Spider-Crew (Miles, Gwen, Jessica and Anya) are framed for murder (again in Peter's case), they bring out the alternate identities Peter got in the Identity Crisis storyline. Miles gets the Dusk outfit, Gwen gets to be Ricochet, Jessica becomes the Hornet, and Anya becomes Prodigy. Peter himself becomes the Green Hood.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: Light Jr. graduates to being Nightlight a la Nightwing and doesn't change until he is forced to become the new Doctor Light with Arthur's daughter Akari being Light Jr. when Arthur dies a la Batman. Unlike other examples of this trope, the new change sticks.
  • Significant Monogram: Aurel Lance Gilden, Christine Laureen Yancy and Sylvia Opal Gilden. Noticed the ALLOY already?
  • Shout-Out:
  • Show Within a Show:
    • Earth-108 has some Bland-Name Product shows, which make Crossovers with another Earths kinda interesting.
      • Harriet Beatrice takes Harry Potter's place as the main Wizarding School fiction and makes up the small Running Gag of people from other universes mistaking Harry Roberts for Harry Potter because of the glasses and similar clothing and spells and he replying with "Who the %&$# is Harry Potter?".
      • Sandra Underroot takes Steven Universe's place as one the most beloved shows of the planet about a half-alien kid from a race of Hive Caste System aliens. Its creator is Liza Candy (a play on Rebecca Sugar), Etta Candy's cousin.
      • Princess Ruby is a Magical Girl Warrior show similar to Sailor Moon. Amy/Amethyst has mixed feelings about it.
    • There's a webcomic called "My Supervillain Boyfriend" created by Veronica Sommer (the Psycho-Pirate's girlfriend/wife). Both Jessica Cruz and Zatanna are fans of it.
    • Spider-Man (Peter) makes Blue Beetle comics, Blue Beetle (Jaime) makes Spider-Man comics. Both are based in each other's adventures and have the civilian names changed just in case.
    • Spider-Kid (Peter Jr. "Benjy") follows on his father's comic-writing steps and creates Dark Bamboo (based in his dad), Crimson Orchid (based in his sister Mayday) and Peony Kid (based in his friend Shelly).
    • The Green Hornet (no relation to the actual pulp fiction hero) replaces Spider-Man as the wisecracking young hero franchise in the Marvel universes.
    • There are Avengers cartoons in Earth-36108. Spider-Man is portrayed there as a scientist who got spider powers in a Freak Lab Accident named Thomas Lynn and Miles/Kid Arachnid is his nephew from the future.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: The "Human buttons" and Lex's "Kid Buttons" look exactly identical. Hilarity Ensues when Killer Croc finds one of each in the sewers.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Blue Beetle II, Hawk I, Atom II and Flash II in Earth-108 (all of them either retiring for some weeks or getting injured for some months instead).
    • The Earth-36108 Gwen Stacy is alive and well, and also that world's Iron Patriot. And a Battle Couple with American Son/Harry Osborn.
    • Miles and Gwen's universes' Peters are usually dead. Since Earth-422107 is based in the Lighter and Softer Marvel Action comics, their Peter is fine and well. He lost a leg in a bus accident though.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Johnathon Gallo (Ricochet) is now Johnathan Gallo in Earth-36108.
  • Spexico: Averted, the fact that Toreila (Lucía Ruiz) and El Dorado (Eduardo Díaz) are one from Spain and the other from Mexico leads to some Hilarity Ensues with the culture clash.
  • Superhero Movie Villains Die: Played for Laughs in the Spider-Verse equivalent event. Miles and Penny are really scared at the fact that all of Tobey's supervillains are dead.
  • Superhero Speciation: Averted with the L'il Doom Legion, which has three members with ice powers.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: The descendants of superpowered people tend to inherit their powers halved every generation.
    • An exception to this halved powers rule is Holmia, who still has a moderately powerful Green Thumb power despite being only a 1/16 Floreyn.
    • All of Spider-Man's kids progressively get their powers at a younger age and get special powers with them.
      • Mayday got her powers at 15 as a Puberty Superpower and gained a repelling power after a power loss period.
      • Annie gained her powers at age 12 and has also a stronger Spider-Sense that is basically future vision and the ability of talking to spiders.
      • Benjy gained his powers when he was 9 and has some Super Speed and Super Intelligence.
  • Super Team: Aside of the main ones like the Justice League of America, the Teen Titans and Young Justice, there are:
    • The Super Friends, composed by Samurai, Black Vulcan, El Dorado, Apache Chief, Dragon Girl and Toreila and later joined by the Wonder Twins.
    • The Grimm Association in Germany, with heroes like the German Cinderella, Snow White (and the Seven Dwarfs) and Rapunzel.
    • The Perrault League in France, with heroes like Little Red Riding Hood, the French Cinderella and Donkeyskin.
    • The Andersen Society in Denmark, with heroes like Little Mermaid (cousin of the Global Guardians member), Thumbelina and the Ugly Duckling.
    • The Literature Fighters in the UK, with heroes like Twister, Copperfield and Holmia, Teen Detective. And Robin Hood, for some reason.
    • The Mount Liang Heroes in China, which is composed by reincarnations of the original Mount Liang Heroes (and the Sixth Ranger extra girl). Jade Warrior is a part of this team, but shows up rarely as he's too busy with other stuff.
    • The Justice Squad in the past, with Superboy, Wonder Girl, Aquaboy and Flying Fox as its members. Kid Arrow joins in later.
    • The L'il Doom Legion is composed of the Legion of Doom members (except some and plus some others) using Lex's "Kid Button" to turn into kids and fight crime (or get into a kid film) without the suspicion of being not reformed.
    • The Tactical Response Operatives for Peculiar Engagements (Project T.R.O.P.E. for short) are a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, with heroes from the heavily Sci-Fi Truck Drake, Jade Warrior's sister, Jade Fighter and the Crazy Awesome Empowered Badass Normal Zanresh.
    • The Nippon Gang is a casual All Stereotype Team of Japanese Media heroes including Magical Girl Warrior Fire Oak Esu, Toku hero Star Fighter and Katana.
    • The Nature Teens, composed with heroes like the siblings Honeybee and Silk Worm, Canadian Winter Peak and Tiger Girl.
    • The Planet Rangers, leaded by Dylenax, are a team based in the Planeteers.
  • Tagalong Kid: Billy Magnus in the Metal Crew. Mainly because unlike the other members of the Metal Crew, he isn't a counterpart of Doc Magnus, but the son of him. He's still the strongest of them when transformed, though.
  • Technicolor Ninjas: Shadow-Kid/Silent Shadow has no idea how Starling, who wears a hot bright pink/red suit and soars in the sky, is able to be stealthy at night. But she is.
  • The Cowl: The Ugly Duckling, Donkeyskin and Little Red Riding Hood are the versions of Batman in their countries and thus, this trope.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The Justice League of China, composed by Super-Man, Bat-Man, Wonder-Woman, Flash, Aqua-Man (Dragonson) and... Kid Eternity (or Forever Girl as she's also called).
  • Translation Convention: Brackets are used when it's only one language, be it Chinese, French, Korugarian or any other. If there is more than one, Chinese is red, French blue, German green, Danish red with white filling, Korugarian dark pink, Japanese italics red and Spanish yellow.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: Before she revealed her identity, the Diane Meade/Butterfly Girl and John Jones/Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) love square. Diane knows his identity, but J'onn does not. Thus, Hilarity Ensues in the middle of missions.
  • Ultimate Universe: Earth-72. Aside of making the Legacy Heroes and Kid Sidekicks actually related to the main heroes (usually by being their children), it contains elements like people being Killed Off for Real, supernatural stuff and lots of Adult Fear.
  • Unequal Rites: The Homo Magi are divided in several sub-races depending on the style of magic they use, although they can easily interbreed and be made pure users of one magic by mastering it.
    • Wizards and witches are rough male and female counterparts, with specialities in classic spells, curses, and potions.
    • Sorcerers (and sorceresses) specialize in a force of nature such as Elemental Powers.
    • Warlocks are a all-male sub-race characterized with a magic of a demonic nature and a tendency to be evil, although that is not always the case.
    • Magicians (as in Magicians Are Wizards) are a sub-race that developed a magic system out of basic and stage magic.
    • Other special sub-races like the Gemworlders (who use energy stored in gems) exist too.
  • What If?: Earth-Reverse Lantern builds itself on the idea of "What if the order (and backstories) of the six Earth Lanterns was reversed?".
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Aside of the Trope Namer duo, there is also the Earth-72 Hawk and Dove (who are also twins). Hawk has a mace and Dove has a healing staff, and both have some level of extra strength, toughness and agility, but it gets stronger when they are together.
  • Xenafication: Diane Meade, whoo boy. In the original Silver Age stories, while competent, she suffered the usual Police Are Useless in case of superhero fate. Here, she's a superheroine named Butterfly Girl who is basically a Gender Flipped mixture of all the Blue Beetles (Dan's magic origin, Ted's relationship with everyone and age range and Jaime's armor).
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