Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Dial G for Gamer: What If...the Defenders
Greetings readers to another in the series of my fan art obsessions. This time I turned my attention to an idea I had had for a Marvel FASERIP campaign setting. It is a What If set at the Marvel Age of heroes.
Tragedy starts when the Fantastic Four are lost to an atomic blast as they faced the subterranean threat of the Mole Man on Monster Island. Next the Asgardian trickster God Loki gets his revenge on his half brother the Mighty Thor as he manipulates the Incredible Hulk into slaying the Thunder God. Tony Stark the Invincible Iron Man is also killed in this battle and with him the Avengers dream goes unfulfilled. Finally the mutant teens known only as the X-Men are cut down as they attempt to thwart the plans of the mutant terrorist Magneto to steal U.S. Nuclear Weapons.
In the wake of these tragic loses survivors emerge from the ashes, broken but not defeated. With the lose of Reed Richards and Tony Stark, Hank Pym finds himself to be more and more the super scientist on call as threats both foreign and extraterrestrial crop up. He and Jan have little time to morn the loss of Iron Man ans Thor as their abilities as Ant-Man and the Wasp are put to the test. Professor X reeling from the loss of Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Ice Man retreats with Jean, the only survivor of the battle with Magneto to his School in West Chester. There the Professor and Jean process their grief while the Xavier ponders the secret he is keeping from Jean regarding the battle with Magneto.