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As I understand it, Spider-Man has met alternative versions of himself on several different instances, such as the Noir, 2099, & Ultimate alternates, at one point teaming up with them and other alternates as Web- Warriors. Deadpool also has encountered several alternate versions of himself, going so far as to create an entire team of alternate Deadpools known as the Deadpool Corps. I was just curious: have any of the other Marvel characters experienced similar encounters, or has it only been Spidey and the lovable Merc with the Mouth?

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    It gets tricky distinguishing between "alternate versions" and time travel, especially when the timeline changes. Thor went on adventure with his younger and older selves, for example. Would that qualify?
    – Nerrolken
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:01
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    I haven't read much of Secret War but wouldn't lots of these characters be meeting once -616 and -1610 start fighting?
    – KutuluMike
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:07
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    Is there any character who hasn't met an evil version of him/herself from an alternate universe? Jul 1, 2015 at 21:28
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    The numerous and varied answers here are exactly why I hate "do any exist" questions.
    – phantom42
    Jul 2, 2015 at 3:53
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    I think it all started when the Silver Age Flash encountered the Golden Age version of himself.
    – Mr Lister
    Jul 2, 2015 at 15:04

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Characters meeting alternate versions of themselves is a common trope in Marvel comics. There are too many instances of this to list, but here are a few:

  • The Hulk most famously fought a future version of himself (Maestro) in the The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect series. The Maestro character would later appear several other times as well, always posing a dangerous threat to the younger Hulk.
  • If you count the psychic plane, the various incarnations of The Hulk had to face a new incarnation - Guilt Hulk - within Bruce Banner's mind in Incredible Hulk #377. The Guilt Hulk, an evil persona based on Bruce's abusive father, would show up again later as well.
  • The original five X-Men were brought forward into the future in the All-New X-Men series, resulting in all but Jean Grey meeting themselves. This proved particularly traumatic for Scott Summers, who ended up fighting his older self on several occasions.
  • An offshoot of the Exiles, the Wolverine Squad is a team made up entirely of Wolverines from different universes. The team was created specifically to kill a gestalt being - Brother Mutant - which included yet ANOTHER version of Wolverine in its makeup.
  • The current "Secret Wars" arc witnessed multiple characters meeting alternate versions of themselves
  • In the new reality ruled over by Doom, his will is enforced by The Thor Corps - a police force comprised entirely of Thors from different universes.
  • The X-Termination event saw X-Men from three different continuities interact.

These are just a few - there are numerous examples available. And if you count cases where the doppelganger is an android, clone, shape-shifter, or something else assuming the form of a character, the list becomes even larger.

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    ...and also Bizzaro.
    – Daft
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:44
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    @Daft: yes, LOL, the expanded list would indeed include characters like Bizarro.
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 20:12
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The Ultimate Fantastic Four had the unfortunate luck to meet their Zombie-Universe counterparts in Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 1, issue 21.

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This was the beginning of the Marvel Zombies storylines. I'm certain there are other instances of Marvel characters meeting other-universe counterparts, but this one sticks out in my mind.

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    Only answer so far that seems to apply.
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:21
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Here are three panels from Alan Moore's run on Captain Britain in which the hero meets numerous alternative versions of himself. Captain Britain and alternative versions

There was later an entire superhero team formed of alternative versions of Captain Britain, the Captain Britain Corps.

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    I like this answer, but are these actually different versions of Brian Braddock? I thought they were different people filling the "Captain Britain" role.
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 21:14
  • It depends what the original question meant by "alternative versions of himself". They're alternative versions of Captain Britain, but not of Brian Braddock.
    – Mike Scott
    Jul 2, 2015 at 6:06
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Not if you include Beta Ray Bill/Beta Ray Thor as an alternate version of Thor:

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Thor has also met this alternate version of himself:

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And he once turned into a Hulked-Out version of himself:

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And as cde pointed out, in Thor Corps, Thor teamed up with Beta Ray Bill, Thunderstrike, and Thor 2099.

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  • This is just different characters in the same role, though. If we count Thor & Beta Ray Bill, we'd also have to include Green Hulk/Red Hulk or different team rosters (Old Avengers vs. New Avengers).
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:22
  • Your middle example is a good one, btw.
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 18:42
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    Op included Spiderman 2099. Thor has also met Thor 2099.
    – user16696
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:27
  • @cde - I didn't know that. I can't find any pictures of it, or I'd add them.
    – Wad Cheber
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:47
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    Thor corps. Thor, Thorse, Thunder Strike and Dargo Ktor Thor 2099 team up.
    – user16696
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:51
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Xmen travel through alternative time lines like squirrels cross branches of a tree.

Cable has met Nate Grey the X Man, and Strife.

Beast was kidnapped and tortured by Dark Beast.

Gambit fought Sun, a physical god version of himself.

Storm and Wolverine have met their days of future past punk counterparts.

Wolverine has met I think, his gay and in love with Hercules alternative self.

SheHulk has met and interrogated her "Slept with Juggernaut" copy.

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  • a physical god version of himself... imagine pitching that idea.
    – Daft
    Jul 1, 2015 at 19:42
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    There's a gay version of Wolverine? That's the most evil thing I can think of. It's like picturing Clint Eastwood in drag.
    – Omegacron
    Jul 1, 2015 at 20:15
  • @omega And he has a Freddy mercury mustache to boot
    – user16696
    Jul 1, 2015 at 20:46
  • Wasn't Stryfe Cable's son?
    – Mindwin
    Jul 2, 2015 at 13:16
  • @mindwin Cables clone, and the real father to cables son.
    – user16696
    Jul 2, 2015 at 17:45
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The X-man met the X-babies, alternate versions of themselves created by Mojo.

Jean Grey and Madeline Pryor.

Magneto and Joseph

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