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YMMV / Tales from the Dark Multiverse

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  • Complete Monster: See here.
  • Continuity Lockout:
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Knightfall retelling: Bruce Wayne, known here as Batman the Broken, proves himself to be far more competent that everyone expects from him. After being reduced to a head and torso by Saint Batman, Bruce refuses to give him the validation he seeks, instead calmly explaining why he is doomed to fail in his goal. Upon being rescued by Tourne and Lady Shiva, Bruce attacks the former Batcave with them, tricking one of Jean-Paul's Co-Dragons into killing the other before killing him himself. When Jean-Paul is defeated, Bruce reveals that he's come to realize that he can't save Gotham through the methods he previously tried and kills his two allies on the spot, going on to publicly display Jean-Paul's body so he can begin rebuilding Gotham from the ground up.
    • Batman: Hush retelling: Batman the Silenced, real name Bruce Wayne, upon learning that Thomas Elliot orchestrated the death of his parents and the downfall of his family, decided to enact his revenge. After Thomas imprisoned him in a mental asylum, Bruce hired Jack Napier to help him pretend to be dead, after which he dressed as a Bat and hunted down people who had any hand in the corruption of Gotham and the fall of his family. Stalking and tormenting Thomas through the story, Bruce lured him to the abandoned Wayne Manor and dragged him to his basement, where he kept his foes in inhumane conditions, and revealed that he knows Thomas' involvement in the death of his parents. Making Thomas suffer for his sins, Bruce ended up victorious, with the ownership of Wayne Industries going to Alfred, who is loyal to him, and Court of Owls being unable to beat him.
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  • Too Bleak, Stopped Caring: Considering how this entire line is pretty much built off the question: "What if the events in these iconic storylines Went Horribly Wrong?" it can be hard for some to get invested.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • More of an unexpected story, but the War of the Gods story is much less high-profile than other stories featured in the oneshots, which tended to be universe-shattering events or key character moments.
    • Readers were definitely not expecting Superman's father, Jor-L, to appear in the Crisis on Infinite Earths tale…and he didn't. This misleading summary was an epic Critical Research Failure on the advertisers/publishers part.

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