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Welcome to the Lighthouse! On top of being one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters, this is also one of the general discussion pages for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki! The Lighthouse is where this Wiki community comes together to organize and discuss the Alternate Universes project for the Wiki. To see the most recent discussions, scroll down the page.

Introduction

Purpose

The purpose of this specific Talk Page is the discussion and election of Differentiative Names for the Alternate Universes presented on the series What If...?. Said names are needed in order to distinguish the alternate characters, adding them to the Hubs created for all iterations of a character, and ultimately create their own articles. It may be expanded in the future to cover other alternate universes presented in different media if the need arises.

This Talk Page is NOT used to discuss Time Travel, timeline placements, timeline points of divergence, character names, or any other issue that is not directly about said naming procedure.

Also, expect any comments unrelated to the purpose above to be speedily deleted without further warning.

Naming Rules

As a general reminder for names, they need to follow these three principles.

Rule 1: Name must be concise, not an over-elaborate sentence.

  • For the sake of simplicity and grammar, it's better to avoid a full sentence and keep it as concise as possible. *"Quantum Gravity Time Travel" is prefered over "Chase Stein Invents a Method of Time Travel based on Quantum Gravity" as it helps to make it concise, but even "Destroyed Earth" is prefered over "Earth is Destroyed".

Rule 2: Name must be unique, as it should not be able to be applied to two different universes.

  • For instance, both alternate universes presented in the series finale of Runaways derived from the fact that Gert Yorkes died. Therefore, if one of said universes was called "Gert Yorkes Died", it could have been applied to both and therefore, not a valid name to differentiate the articles.

Rule 3: Name must refer to the main characteristic of the universe as its history diverges from the history of the main MCU reality.

  • The alternate universe has to be easily identifiable by its name and its name alone.
    • "Destroyed Earth": Obviously, its main characteristic is that Earth was destroyed, and with that name we know precisely that.
    • "History Altered by Chronicoms": The Chronicoms altered history as we came to know it. No need to delve into who they were, what they changed or their reasons to do it, as altering history is what they intended to do and ultimately did.

Usage

Each section in the discussion part will be dedicated to a single alternate universe and will be dividen into two parts. First part will be dedicated to identify the main difference that makes them unique as compared to the main universe. Once that is undoubtedly identified, discussion will move on to a second part, where it will be decided how to redact that difference in a concise but correct manner, effectively choosing the name.


What If...?: 1.01

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What If...?: 1.02

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What If...?: 1.03

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What If...?: 1.04

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What If...?: 1.05

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What If...?: 1.06

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What If...?: 1.07

Identification

Odin does not adopt Loki as his own son and instead returns him to the Frost Giants. Thor grows up to become a "party prince" and holds parties on various planets, including Earth. -ScarceBit (talk) 08:41, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Naming

I described the universe as Party Prince Thor on the List of Alternate Universes page, because the main focus of the episode is Thor's party on Earth and how this variant differentiates from the main timeline's Thor. -ScarceBit (talk) 08:43, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

What about Party Thor's Universe or what about this one: Party Thor? CarverSindile (talk) 09:18, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Thor does call himself the "Party Prince". I think that can be used in the universe designation. -ScarceBit (talk) 09:31, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
I'm gonna suggest that we call it something along the lines of Earth Party or Earth Rager. I think it's a better summary of the events that happen in the episode. TheRadion (talk) 15:07, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Honestly, this is a hard one. Party Prince Thor is not too bad... Most of the promotional images described Thor as Party Thor. Another I thought of is Thor Only Child - —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaedenvdm (message wallcontribs)

Perfect Name: Intergalactic Party. Because there are both species of the universe. - AgentPastor (talk) 18:33, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Intergalactic Party would imply that it takes place across multiple galaxies, which it definitely does not. I think something like Alien Party would be more in line with the actual event. TheRadion (talk) 16:53, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
I think it should just be Party Thor plain and simple. Not long nor short. - —Preceding unsigned comment added by X9 The Android (message wallcontribs)
I like the Galactic Party, it pretty much sums up that many species were at Earth partying in the same galaxy. As well as it is not as long as Intergalactic Party. Tman1319 (talk) 00:16, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
I would like to point out that "Intergalactic Party" was used in the episode synopsis. Also, I think we should have the universe name focus on the episode's central character(s), like how the Super Soldier Peggy Carter, Zombie Outbreak and Avengers Assassinated universe names were derived from that. -ScarceBit (talk) 06:28, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Never said it wasn’t a part of it just twisting the Intergalactic to Galactic. And since zombie Outreak was derived from the main perspective of that episode, I was trying to do the same thing since they were having a party at a Galactic point. Tman1319 (talk) 10:45, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

What about Galactic Earth Party, or Intergalactic Earth Party or Party Planet? CarverSindile (talk) 01:57, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

I think either Galactic Party or Thor's Party works. Brett3801 (talk) 05:46, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

How about Ultron becomes Vision? -Ewysgarcoyustcrouiwetsnro (talk) 02:30, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

That's not this reality, nor is it the main difference between realities. Brett3801 (talk) 05:46, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
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