What If… They Were In A Fanfic AU?

Talking the first four episodes of Marvel’s What If…? Series 2

Cee Arr
2 min readJan 16, 2024
Smol child version of Peter Quill with glowy eyes
Gif: Via Giphy

Series 2 of Marvel’s What If…? dropped over consecutive days on Disney+ at the end of December.

I’ve seen about 4 episodes, and am more convinced than ever that these things are written by fanfic writers they corralled off the street. (Science Bros. Just saying.)

My highlight so far is What If… Happy Hogan Saved Christmas?

…This Die Hard rip-off should not have been this good.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t actually seen Die Hard, who knows? (Please, don’t come for me.)

But yeah, I loved that episode.

I wasn’t particularly fond of What If… Iron Man Crashed Into the Grand Master?

…Felt like more could’ve been done with it, y’know?

What If… Peter Quill Attacked Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? was kind of lacking, to me.

Like, much as I loved seeing Bucky there, the writing around his plot points wasn’t the strongest.

…And the thing with the raccoon toy was disturbing, tbh.

What If… Nebula Joined the Nova Corps? was pretty damn decent, though.



Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr