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Old December 1 2012, 10:17 PM   #91
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Re: Let's say Marvel and DC were to merge universes.

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So would DC's Hercules and Marvel's Hercules be the same person?
Good question. I'm tempted to say that in a situation like this that they would merge into one person. But they're still different versions of the same man (or God, whatever the case is). So maybe there would be two different versions of the same person.

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Old December 2 2012, 12:35 AM   #92
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Re: Let's say Marvel and DC were to merge universes.

Well, the Marvel Hercules is a far more heroic guy than the DC Hercules (who was a rapist, IIRC).

I'd think that several DC cities would end up becoming real cities in the merged world. Gotham would become Chicago (where Nolan filmed his movies), for example.

The space of the merged world would become a bloodbath, what with the Green Lantern Corps having to battle Galactus, the Celestials, the Skrull/Kree/Shi'ar Empires (who are fully capable of fighting the GLCs).

Heck, the Marvel Space Empires will be battle the Khunds, Dominators, etc. I wonder what the future version of the Legion of Superheroes will be like then. Will Apocalypse be one of their villains too?

Namor constantly battle Aquaman for the Throne of Atlantis?

Loki going to off to have weekend Poker with Darkseid?
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Old December 2 2012, 04:01 AM   #93
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Heck, in the real Greek myths, you weren't much of a manly heroic type if you weren't a rapist.

And Nolan aside, Gotham has traditionally been depicted as an East Coast city. It is, of course, named after a nickname for New York City. The '90s Atlas of the DC Universe put it in New Jersey.

Also, Nolan hasn't only used Chicago to represent Gotham. In The Dark Knight Rises, New York City and Pittsburgh were used instead.
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Old December 2 2012, 04:20 AM   #94
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Rape was only a property crime back then. Since the Amazons were not married, what Hercules did was not considered wrong.
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Old December 2 2012, 04:54 AM   #95
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They could go with the idea that there are two pantheons: One Greek and One Roman. So the heroic Herc would be Greek and the rapist Herc would be Roman.

I doubt they'd give up Gotham and Metropolis, they're too closely identified with Batman and Superman.

For someone like Galactus or the Celestials, I'd suspect the Guardians would have a hands off policy. Which would probably piss off Hal. DCU is already crawling with Empires similar to the Kree and Skrulls. The GLC and the Guardians tends to give them a pass, so I think they'd do the same for the Kree, the Skrulls and the Shi'ar.

Other than seeing Marvel aliens as possible members I don't think the LSH would change that much.

Namor's grandfather was an Emperor, Aquaman would probably be his vassal.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:02 AM   #96
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They could go with the idea that there are two pantheons: One Greek and One Roman. So the heroic Herc would be Greek and the rapist Herc would be Roman.
Except, like I said, the Greeks are the ones who wouldn't have thought there was anything wrong with rape. Heck, it made you more like Zeus!
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Old December 2 2012, 05:16 AM   #97
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They could go with the idea that there are two pantheons: One Greek and One Roman. So the heroic Herc would be Greek and the rapist Herc would be Roman.
Except, like I said, the Greeks are the ones who wouldn't have thought there was anything wrong with rape. Heck, it made you more like Zeus!
So switch that!!!
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Old December 2 2012, 05:32 AM   #98
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Well, the Romans weren't exactly ethical by our standards either.
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Old December 2 2012, 05:37 AM   #99
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Well, the Romans weren't exactly ethical by our standards either.
No worries, it just a comic book take on the Gods. They don't have conform to the ethics of the actual societies. Marvel's Thor isn't exactly a historical Viking socially or ethically, either.
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Old December 2 2012, 06:41 AM   #100
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Yeah, I don't think the Mythological Thor looked like Fabio.
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Old December 2 2012, 07:02 AM   #101
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Namor's grandfather was an Emperor, Aquaman would probably be his vassal.
Until Aquaman gets pissed and stabs Namor in the face with a trident.
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Old December 2 2012, 02:45 PM   #102
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Is Thanos' reaper-style girlfriend just an aspect of the perky goth Endless?
That reminds of some fan art I saw years ago: Thanos blathering on about the Infinity Gems and his love for blessed death to the Gaiman Death, who is holding her head and saying 'will you just shut up.'
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Old December 2 2012, 03:08 PM   #103
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You know in a merged DC Marvel universe I can't help but think that Peter Parker would point out to Mephisto about how Nekron's similar deal with Wally West bit him in ass.
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Old December 2 2012, 03:44 PM   #104
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If the merger is post-New52 Mephisto will say "Wally who?"
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Old December 3 2012, 12:51 AM   #105
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Holy crap, I just thought of something: Hulk gets ahold of a red lantern ring.
Oh dear. The universe is doomed. That does make me think about what other Marvel characters might find themselves with rings, though. Surely Doctor Doom would find out about the orange light and try to acquire it of himself. Could you imagine Sinestro Corps Galactus? I mean, Sinestro managed to recruit the Anti-Monitor. Galactus isn't too far of a stretch. Spider-Man seems an incredibly obvious choice for a blue ring.
I'm not seeing a Sinestro Corps Galactus, he's not about fear, he's a force of nature. The Anti-Monitor is more of a typical villain than Galactus, who has been portrayed as not preferring to interact with lower life-forms. Plus, the Anti-Monitor comes from the Anti-Matter Universe, where, during his exile, Sinestro took control of the Qwardian Weaponeers who he eventually used to make the rings for his Corps. Lastly, the Anti-Monitor has a history with the Guardians.

However, it would be awesome to see billions and billions of Black Lanterns take on Galactus and his heralds for destroying their worlds.

Peter Parker getting a Blue Ring would be great, but Steve Rogers also deserves one (though so did Superman, and they went with Barry Allen, instead).
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