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Inconsequential slice-of-life headcanons, pt2! (Credit to That Other Guy and Lonewolf23)

DarkStarling

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In Overwatch, Dva genuinely has superpowers in the form of stupefyingly fast reflexes. To the tune of several thousand APM without even using a neurolink like Sombra. For reference, now we don’t have anyone who can beat 900.

Before being deployed for combats she spent almost as much as time in an MRI machine as a mech with doctors trying to figure it out. Her lawyer had to work HARD to keep the Korean government from getting the rights to clone her.

Someone, somewhere, is cloning her anyway. The inevitable anime showdown will be epic.

Mei watches Dva’s live-streams whenever she has enough internet signal, and catches up when she can’t. Ever since they met she worries about her a lot. Dva knows and throws subtle shoutouts to her regularly.

When she was young(er) Dva got given Watership Down as an English language reading book. It really stuck.

Her blithe treat it as a game public persona isn’t just put on. It’s a calculated ‘love to hate them’ power move. When everyone is in flame wars about her ratio of narcissism, sociopathy, naivety, and delusional disconnection from reality? They aren’t focusing on the rest of it. The currently winning flame war faction, by the way, is a Sherlockeque ‘Yes but she's OUR sociopath’.

She won’t admit it, but even though she did that on purpose it still hurts a lot.

When she has the opportunity she often speaks out for Omnic Rights. It carries a lot of weight, both because of her celebrity and because she’s famous FOR fighting Omnics.
 
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DarkStarling

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In Blingsight there is a terrifying alien superintelligence that is planning to eliminate humanity because, essentially, it views culture as an information warfare attack to get it to waste processing power. So far so canon.

But since it is clearly working well enough for it to notice, and it’s unable to trivially filter it out?

Rorschach has fan theories. ALL the fan theories. And a truly staggering amount of fan fiction that painstakingly replicates the style of the original media.
 
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Old Toby

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Stranger Things, Season 3:

To get the Stargate Mall and the base under it built, the Russians turned to one of their American assets, a certain unscrupulous real estate developer. Everybody turned a blind eye to the massive scale of the excavations because they simply assumed he was using the opportunity to illegally quarry Indiana limestone on the cheap (which he was).

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Edit: Dammit, I meant Starcourt Mall, of course... But I guess I'll let this inadvertent crossover stand...
 
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RK_Striker_JK_5

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Stranger Things, Season 3:

To get the Stargate Mall and the base under it built, the Russians turned to one of their American assets, a certain unscrupulous real estate developer. Everybody turned a blind eye to the massive scale of the excavations because they simply assumed he was using the opportunity to illegally quarry Indiana limestone on the cheap (which he was).

Old Toby
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Said real-estate developer was possessed by a Goa'uld. The Russians figured it out when he became more competent, nicer to his employees, and generally a more decent man. They decided to let this one keep its host, as it was a net positive for everyone.
 

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Jurassic Park:

Why don't the park's raptors have feathers? Well, they were kept in a pen that was obviously too small for them, and probably weren't given much in the way of enrichment. Just like modern birds, the poor things were probably so stressed they started obsessively plucking their own feathers!
 

DarkStarling

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Jurassic Park:

Why don't the park's raptors have feathers? Well, they were kept in a pen that was obviously too small for them, and probably weren't given much in the way of enrichment. Just like modern birds, the poor things were probably so stressed they started obsessively plucking their own feathers!
Ha! The canon reason may be 'yes, they aren't actually 'real' dinosaurs at this point with how much we had to fake the genome' but this does have a certain appeal.

That or, the raptors being particularly smart, ritual feather plucking is their version of war paint.
 

Coyote's Own

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That or, the raptors being particularly smart, ritual feather plucking is their version of war paint.
The Raptors themselves were either mislabeled or a total fabrication.
Then again pack of bloodthirsty chickens might not have been as scary for the general audiences (IIRC the movie velociraptors are much bigger then they should be)
 

Eric the .5b

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The Raptors themselves were either mislabeled or a total fabrication.
Then again pack of bloodthirsty chickens might not have been as scary for the general audiences (IIRC the movie velociraptors are much bigger then they should be)
Just because I can, from a comic where a normal human chef joins a bunch of time-traveling super-soldiers on their family vacation and crazy survival competition (hence why she's in a suit of armor):

 

Old Toby

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Yeah, they're closer to Utahraptors, which were, incidentally, only named in 1993...
The press around the discovery of the (yet unnamed) Utahraptors basically called them "real-life Jurassic Park velociraptors"...

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