- Justice Society of America: When this title inevitably returns it would be under this heading.
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Same deal as the Justice Society.
- Starman: The Will Payton version is taking a main role in the Justice League story and there are hints that Ted Knight will be involved somehow. A title of his own would focus on his attempting to step back into the life that Luthor took him from and focus on the various bearers of the Starman name. Could overlap with Justice Society.
- Robin: Will focus on Tim Drake attempting to solve the mystery of the prison he was trapped in while also focusing on what Tim truly wants to do with his life.
- Superboy: Will focus on Connor and Jon trying to make sense of their lives after all they have gone through.
- Impulse: Will focus on Bart having to adjust to the new universe he finds himself and having to help fix the Speed Force after Zoom's manipulation damaged it.
- The Harley Quinntuplets: Will focus on the DiAngelis Quintuplets from Harley Quinn's New 52 comic series, and how their short time as members of her Gang of Harleys had affected them and their lives. May be part of the Wonder Comics imprint.
- Look at the facts:
- For one, the merging of mainstream DC, Wildstorm and Vertigo was at the behest of a person named Pandora, as in a Box. That's the first clue that nothing good is going to come of this in-universe.
- In addition, Pandora is seemingly a shade of Red Skies Red.
- For another, DC has never been this "pre-crisis" since the Crisis itself: the JLA characters and JSA characters are once again (generally) in separate universes, the Kents are dead and Clark is single etc.
- And, most importantly, if DC ever decides to go back to a Pre-Flashpoint style universe again, you KNOW they'd have a big miniseries to do it.
- The may just use hypertime to retcon the whole New 52 continuity out of existence to back the universe back to the pre-flashpoint universe.
- The New 52 already had a rocky foundation. Add the fact that history in the DCU keeps getting retconned, and I can imagine that the DC Universe is going to suffer a Time Crash Crisis Crossover as it breaks under the strain of the Continuity Snarl.
- "Vibrating at different frequencies" maybe. The Batfamily and Green Lantern cast are experiencing and have knowledge of both timelines (which is why they overlap).
- Supporting this theory is the fact that Batman has his father's letter (from Flashpoint) on display in the Batcave.
- The entity responsible for the "New 52" has been altering the timeline since the end of the Golden Age; and he keeps changing things every time start getting happy lives or their backstories become too convoluted.
Eventually the main heroes will remember their past lives: Superman will remember his early adventures back in 1938, Supergirl her death in the first Crisis, Batman his marriage to Catwoman, Batgirl her accidental debut when happening upon Killer Moth, Wonder Woman her killing Maxwell Lord... and they will know all of it happened in a different timeline.
After the events of Blackest Night, Superboy-Prime realizes his crimes and sets about becoming The Atoner. His new hero career follows something along the lines of the Secret Identity story and he manages to become the Earth's greatest hero. However, he is still all too aware of his sordid past and continues to be wracked with guilt throughout the years, making him more of careful and self-effacing of a Superman than his counterparts. When the government builds him the museum, they try to cover up his past crimes, thinking it would negatively impact the people's trust in Superman and the government that supports him. However, Superman insists that they include his past history in there, as both a reminder to himself and the populace that he is but a mortal with the same flaws as everyone else, as well as that he has done horrible things and is only now making for them. He sees it as a way to keep himself from getting out of hand again, as well as a way to remember all those who he harmed. The government reaches a compromise by putting the section about Superboy in the museum, but only as a footnote. In the far future, the facts have become a little scrambled from multiple retellings. As a result, Superman Prime is remembered both as the universe's greatest hero, and the unspeakable evil that inspired the Legion of Supervillains. As a result, he inspires both the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Legion of Supervillains, both groups looking at separate points of his history. The arrival of Superboy in the Superman museum of Earth-Prime is part of a Stable Timeloop that ensured this history.
Linda was born on Earth Prime as the daughter of Fred Danvers and Sylvia Kent Danvers, the sister of Earth-Prime Clark Kents father Jerry Kent. As a result, she is technically Clarks cousin. She was born with a metagene which would have given her fire angel powers that would allow her to fight alongside her cousin Superman as Supergirl. This explains why she had a similar name to Earth-1 Kara and why she was able to substitute for Silver Age Kara for some time. Sometime before the the Crisis on Infinite Earths, she and her parents were plucked from their native Earth and set on Earth-1 for some reason. At the time of the Crisis, Linda was too young to fight against the Anti-Monitors minions and therefore did not appear in the story. After the Crisis ended, Linda and her parents became continuity refugees like Power Girl and were integrated into the Post-Crisis continuity. However, since she was still destined to become a Supergirl, Matrix fused with her to awaken her fire angel powers. Perhaps part of the reason the fusion was achieved was because they were different versions of Supergirl and thus could potentially fold into one being when given the means via Matrix's shapeshifting powers. Now that Earth Prime has been restored, Linda will be rescued from Hell and find out why she and Power Girl were allowed to integrate individually alongside the native Supergirl as part of some convoluted plan before heading back to her native continuity and dealing with her cousin Clark as well as Earth-Prime version of Earth-0 heroes.
- The only reason Matrix was able to properly fuse with Twilight was because Molly was Supergirl of Earth 1198 along with her sister Jane. They were sent to Apokolips much like her cousin Kal-El in Superman: The Dark Side. Like Linda, they were also shunted to Earth-1 before the Crisis so they could survive the erasing of their reality.
- Apparently Arty Joe was an alternate universe version of Aquaman or Arthur Jr who got stranded on Earth-0 after Infinite Crisis.
- Come on, you know how good natured she is. You think she's ever gonna lift a finger to stop someone from genuinely coming back if they have half a chance? She just smiles and waves, as several Green Lanterns, most of the Flashes, Green Arrow, a few Spectre hosts, Superman, etc all breeze past the wrong way, doing nothing to stop them, unlike the more work-focused Deaths of most universes.
- Alternately, she could just be secure in her job. "I'll take you eventually" is (somewhat) how she once worded it. Now, tomorrow, a hundred years, a million years, eventually, she will do her job. And she never said she minded having to do it more then once.
- Alternately Alternately, maybe the heroes of the DCU fall more into Dream's domain? Much like Prez the teen president, when they die they are given the option of going to the Dreaming, from which Dream may allow them to return to life, because their stories aren't done yet.
- Destiny might not say much, or reveal what's in the book, but he is the eldest. Once someone has accepted the role of a costumed hero/villain, then the usual rules stop applying, they get marked by Destiny, and become witting or unwitting agents of the Endless. This applies to Hero and Villain alike because the Endless are Chaotic Neutral or True Neutral forces of the universe and the whole morality thing doesn't apply. Delirium likely holds dominion over Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite, Ambush Bug, the Joker, the Question, and a wide variety of Silver Age crack. Delirium is also the most likely to let the ones under her control know they're being played, hence these characters treating the fourth wall like a minor annoyance...but since they ARE under her sway, no one's going to believe them anyway. Desire's probably having a field day with the Star Sapphires while hir twin's got Sinestro's gang covered (Reacting out of fear and trying to make anyone too afraid of you to fight? Yeah. That's doubling down on Despair). Despair probably also gets dibs on Doom Patrol. With Destruction's leave of absence, the costumed crowd fills in the gaps with the massive amounts of they deal in the fights...but I'd still say Destruction's got final say on folks like Darkseid and Deathstroke. Dream has the Blue Lanterns, and most of the REALLY driven Knight Templar and Well-Intentioned Extremist types. Like good siblings, they will occasionally share their "toys," or pit their toys against their siblings' toys. If Death takes one of her siblings' agents off the field, her siblings will find a way to "steal them back," leaving her in a never ending job. It's simpler to stick to "ordinary" mortals and let her siblings play with their action figures.
- And the recent crises are clear evidence of how "God" has abandoned the DCU.
- Isn't immunity to disease part of his power, as Required Secondary Power of his Healing Factor? Otherwise he would likely have died from massive infections years ago with all the deep wounds he's taken.
- I don't think Deadshot has one of those. Is it possible you're thinking of Deathstroke?
- I don't think Deadshot has one of those. Is it possible you're thinking of Deathstroke?
- Alternately, he's trying to punch it better, and just doing a really, really crappy job at it.
- I think he already has. Check the Poison Oak Epileptic Trees. One of the WMGs is that people in Real Life are complete monsters. As of Blackest Night, Prime calls out the writers. I think that WMG is due to Superboy-Prime knowing that fictional universes are real, and hating the fact we're blissfully unaware of this.
- In this way, Alan Moore is the entire reason superheroes exist in the first place!
Evidence? In The Golden Age of Comic Books, Captain Marvel was not just a Flying Brick, but often had New Powers as the Plot Demands, such as super-hypnosis— powers which often made only a single or a handful of appearances, as he literally forgot he had them (wisdom does not equal good memory). And good ol' Shazam was always there to reinforce (perhaps with a touch of Laser-Guided Amnesia?) the idea that he had "only" the powers of Zeus, Mercury et al, defined as strength, speed, stamina, flight, invulnerability and wisdom.
- Alternatively, He really only does have those powers, but Shazam was rather bored and decided to come up with random things his name could be an abbreviation for. Goddess knows I spent half of highschool Latin classes doing that.
- No.. it just... why does everyone assume that Earth-0 formed after Oa and the Fourth World. Nowadays it just seems like simple life developed on Earth, but advanced life developed earlier than that on Earth.
- Of course, this raises the question of how to explain all the post-crisis characters that aren't from Earth.
- It follows that the new 52 universes serve as a bridge to the wider multiverse, allowing for more than just the specified 52.
- We on Earth-Prime are a part of this newly acessible larger multiverse. We were never destroyed at all- simply cut off from Earth-0 by a vast gulf of interdimensional space, which is why we had DC comics between the Crises, why we still have the suffix Prime rather than a number, why we're not among any of the described 52 universes, etc.
- The fact that he was allowed to use so much of his power during the Crisis on Infinite Earths goes a long way to show just how dire the situation was
- The fact that he wasn't depowered entirely before his Infinite Crisis rampage indicates that a human host is probably necessary for this divine power-limiting- maybe God is just telling the human how much leeway to give the Spectre, and the human soul holds him back accordingly?
Back in JLA #27, Bruce Wayne is meeting with Clark Kent in Japan, and Clark introduces him to a young Japanese woman named Hino Rei. Bruce immediately recognizes "her" as the Martian Manhunter. Apparently J'onn J'onzz likes to cosplay as Sailor Mars. Skip ahead some years later, where a new Martian character, Miss Martian, shows up out of nowhere to join the Teen Titans. Miss Martian likes to dress like a Sailor Senshi. Hmmm...
- Miss Martian and Martian Manhunter have been seen together. Clearly, these were telepathic illusions.
- According to The Other Wiki, J'onn J'onzz's notable aliases include Mrs. Klingman, Betty Nehring, and Joan Jones.
- There was a JLA annual (#4) in which it's noted MM keeps multiple superhero identities around the globe. In particular, Batman suspected the Turkish superheroine Janissary to be J'onn J'onzz in disguise (she wasn't, though he was actually another Turkish superhero).
- There go all of my fantasies.
Closely related, whenever you see the fifth-dimensional imp or Batman's biggest fan seem like they lose, it's just because it's more interesting for them that way.
- Green Arrow and Chloe Sullivan will become an Official Couple, like in Smallville.
- Perdo, Eugene, and Darla will be imported into the main continuity as reimagined versions of the Lieutenant Marvels.
- We haven't heard much from them since Kara Zor-El had been reintroduced into modern continuity.
- Over the years it has folded various Golden Age heroes, Charleston, Captain Marvel all the way up to recent things like the Archie superheroes, Wildstorm, and Milestorm. The various Crisis events are the universe's way of digesting. Crossovers with Marvel like Amalgam and JLA/Avengers were attempts to absorb the Marvel Universe, but DC isn't strong enough yet.
- It's not the only universe to do this-Marvel and Disney, anyone?