Hey Beastlord, I know this doesn't really matter, I'm just asking because as a fellow user I'm curious. How come most of your characters occupy their own universes, when they could easily occupy the same universes, for the most part? Like I said, it doesn't necessarily matter, I'm just curious why each character is worthy of its own universe, as an artistic choice.
Well, I confess that I hadn't thought about it much. In fact, instead of creating innumerable different Universes for my characters, I could just make them occupy the same Universes that I already created, that would save me a lot of work in imagining different Earths for each alternative version of a character I create. The problem is that I'm not very good at imagining what the socio-cultural and political aspects of Earths would be like. For example, Earth of my version of the Winter Guard, I even imagined that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, instead of separating with Mikhail Gorbatchev's perestroika and glasnost, would have remained united this time as the Union of Soviet Democratic Republics adopting the republic and democracy as modes of government and remaining as the eastern superpower. In practice it would be as if there is now a "Russian cowboy" in Eastern Europe to face the USA "American cowboy". Both are democratic, both believe in democracy but would remain rivals only that I couldn’t think of deeper and more delicate details so I ended up giving up on that idea. So it is with most of my alternative realities for all purposes they differ only in the history of a certain character or group of characters and only differ in certain specific events but remain the same as Earth-616 in the rest. But really I think I could use your idea of instead of creating Earths and more Earths using only the ones I have already created. Who knows, I might not do that yet? Let's see, shall we?
Well, yeah, I was referring to characters like Man-Wolf and Agent Toxin, for instance, who both end up on the Avengers of their world. It would be interesting to see these unique takes on these characters overlap in the same universes.
I think it might even be a good idea if these characters happened to coexist in the same Universe. Who knows ? It might be a good idea to bring them together in the same Universe. But there is the problem that in the alternate reality of Agent Toxin Spider Man died murdered by the villain Carnage while defending Miles Morales who would become the new host of the symbiote Toxin while in the reality of Man-Wolf Peter Parker is alive and is a great friend of Man -Wolf. Should I say that these events happened at different times in the same Universe? I'm not very good at setting up chronological timelines.
Well, those two specific characters don't have to overlap if that doesn't seem like a good idea. But you could have Man-Wolf pursuing Carnage alongside Agent Toxin, which would also nicely parallel the recent Absolute Carnage event. They're your ideas, they could overlap however you want.
Perhaps . It might be a good idea to bring Agent Toxin and Man-Wolf together but there is also the problem that I am not very good at telling stories involving various characters like the two above. I am excellent at imagining events that took place with individual characters in different alternative realities that differentiate them from Earth-616 characters, but not at imagining stories involving these characters in great sagas. I would be a disaster as a story writer. I can't imagine being able to write about something as complex as the "Absolute Carnage" event.
Well, they also don't have to interact necessarily, you could just group a bunch of your unaffiliated characters in similar universes together, like Seraph and Man-Wolf, since they don't cover any of the same people between them.
Perhaps . But I think that these characters should continue in their own universes, interacting only with the heroes and villains of these Universes. Like maybe I could do more material for Earths of the Agent Toxin, Man-Wolf and Seraph with exclusive members of superhero groups that they would be part of but not now because first I need to think carefully about how I would do it then I would certainly do more material for these Universes Uniques as more characters and groups of characters but as I said no now I will first think about which groups would be better in each Universe and only then do them. But I will certainly do them.
I intend to use many others of the Alternative Universes that I have already created to make new alternative versions of super heroes and super villains and famous groups of heroes and villains and with that go on forming my Unique Universes.