Status of various OTL works of fiction Stuff that arose from my discussions with Jello on gmail. Transformers: Went with the current aligned continuity approach much earlier, Optimus Prime is notably black and red this time instead of red and blue. Cybertronian society was in a state of gradual decay even as it expanded across the galaxies and continuously expanded its empire. Recognizing that Cybertronian society was full of injustice and unfairness in favour of an established elite; two forces arise. At one end is the fascist reaction of Megatron and the Decepticons, the other the socialist revolution of Optimus Prime and the Autobots. The cybertronian establishment, represented by Nova Prime; attempts to soothe the pains of Cybertronian society, but Megatron tries launching his coup by force when Optimus Prime's faction seems set to win an electoral victory in the cybetronian senate. What follows is millions of years of brutal civil war between the heroic Autobots, who frequently find themselves having to defend third parties from the brutal regime of Megatron. Still very much black and white, but the first cartoons are much less patronizing towards child audiences and take a more mature approach to warfare. Megatron is explicitly robot Hitler with a vehement hatred of organic life. Homestuck: Almost entirely unchanged, it's just really apolitical to begin with and pretty damn weird already. Metroid: A lot of the details (Samus is an orphan raised by the Chozo to inherit their dying culture and does a lot of work for the Federation) remain the same but others change. She's more explicitly a mercenary, serving the Federation as a means to pursue her vendetta against the Space Pirate Confederacy for the razing of her homeworld, but over time she increasingly notices that the Bourgeois society of the Galactic Federation is deeply corrupt. The rot of corruption is spreading from the Federation's intelligence agencies, which are planning a coup either by election of backed factions in the Parliament or by force if they must; to "safeguard" the Federation from its own electorate. Following the collapse of the Space Pirates, Samus decides to investigate the corruption further, even contacting some old enemies before fighting against the Federation's corruption, which brands her a terrorist once it seizes power in the Galactic Federation. She ends up leading a revolution against the Federation that sees it consigned to the dustbin of history alongside its former Space Pirate enemy, finally completing the vision the Chozo had for a model society to be there once they had left the material universe behind. Warhammer Fantasy: Largely unchanged save for it being a much bigger budget thing. Nagash succeeds at becoming an evil god of order though and we get to see more of the other human factions like Estalia, Araby, the Amazons, Tilea, the Border Princes, Kislev, Cathay, Ind, and Nippon. Warhammer 40,000: Much bigger budget, the primary rival of Star Wars from the AFS' sphere of things, with its own big budget movies. A bit less bleak than OTL with the Imperium being portrayed in a more positive and less dysfunctional light (though still carrying heavy "medieval state in space" vibes). The Eldar have a lot of similarities to the UASR in how they're portrayed, and some more factions are present in 40k than there are OTL, since GeeDubs has more resources to keep up a release schedule for them all. Halo: Made in Cuba and openly pro-fascist rather than OTL's crypto-fascism. Unironically buys into myths of Fascist efficiency and whereas 40k is tongue in cheek about its fascism, Halo is entirely sincere about it. The Covenant are basically scary foreigners, the Flood are scary communists, the created are scary "cradle to grave" folks, the Forerunners are scary hedonists who fell due to their hedonism and arrogance, and the Insurrectionists are scary revolutionaries. The communists all apparently vanished off screen and the UNSC is basically western Europe (in space).