Appearing in "The Leaving"
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Synopsis for "The Leaving"
50 years in the future (2032 in story), the Vision and the Scarlet Witch have moved back into Avengers Mansion for Wanda's last days. She's suffering from a terminal illness, but is happy to spend her remaining time among friends and cherished memories. The Vision tells her of his plans to deactivate himself upon her passing, but she refuses to let him take that path. When Wanda's final hours approach, Jocasta distracts the Vision long enough to take her down to the lab and initiate a mind transfer to switch bodies. Jocasta had always envied Wanda and the Vision's love as well as the human experience, and with her final sacrifice she allows that love to continue while briefly living in a human body of her own.
Appearing in "What If Sharon Carter Had Not Died"
- General Nick Fury
- Sharon Rogers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- New Avengers (Mentioned)
- Hawkeye's Kid (Mentioned)
- The Red Skull (Death)
- Son of the Red Skull
- Uatu the Watcher
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- Captain America's Shield
- A Rejuv-drug
- Cap's Sky-Cycle
- A Police Cruiser
- The Red Skull's ship
- The Red Skull's armchair of death
Synopsis for "What If Sharon Carter Had Not Died"
30 years in a future where Sharon Carter had not died in Captain America #233, she has made a family with Steve Rogers, but Captain America continues to fight with the New Avengers even though age is catching up with him and Sharon and their sons want him to retire while he can. One day, while Cap is out fighting a gang on Punk Row, the Red Skull abducts Rogers' family to lure him into his final trap. The Skull informs Cap that he's living on borrowed time due to an experimental rejuvenation serum and has implanted a bomb in his chest as security while he toys with his adversary. When it looks like Cap is on the ropes, the Skull introduces the son he raised to take his place during the two decades he pretended to be dead to taunt Captain America, but that's when Cap reveals he was playing possum and nearly defeats the new Red Skull. The younger Skull escapes by killing his own father to set off the bomb (which his father applauds with his last breath), but Cap manages to defuse the bomb with a shield toss that overcomes his recently faltering aim. With the menace of the new Red Skull still at large, Sharon gives Steve her blessing to continue fighting as Captain America.
Appearing in "Daredevil: 2013"
- Franklin "Foggy" P. Nelson (Vice President)
- Natalia Alianova Romanoff (Black Widow, President of the New Russian Republic)
- Kingpin of International Terrorism (Wilson Fisk) (Death)
- Kingpin's Sleeper Agents
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Synopsis for "Daredevil: 2013"
30 years in a future where the Black Widow led a successful Russian Revolution and became the President of the new Russian Republic, she pays a visit to the United Nations and meets with Vice President Foggy Nelson and his Domestic Affairs Advisor, Matt Murdock. Despite the reunion, Matt is feeling down since the recent death of his (unspecified) wife. When sleeper agents working for the Kingpin of International Terrorism attack the UN assembly, Matt and Natasha both don their old costumes to combat the threat, eventually facing off against the Kingpin, their long-thought-dead foe, Wilson Fisk. When it's all over, Daredevil realizes he's felt more alive than he has in years and sees how he can move on from loss.
- All three stories in this issue are introduced as "alternate futures". Of them, only the Captain America story is given a specific divergence point (the death of Sharon Carter), and the others imply that they may be potential futures of the then-current Marvel Universe.
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