Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Dodging A Bullet Edition

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In the wake of the final episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, my friend of many, many years, Otter Disaster, remarked on the Twitter (you really should follow the Major Spoilers crew, we are delightful) that I should be happy that Ted Mosby dumped Victoria, otherwise she might have ended up dead at the end of the series.  (Also: Spoilers.)  Still, though, as much as I hate to admit it, the Otter has a point: I am glad that Victoria didn’t end up with Ted, just as much as I’m glad that Nightwing and Starfire didn’t actually go through with their wedding, as was the original plan back in the 1990s, because having *that* relationship retconned would have really hurt…  It’s a reminder of the old adage that it’s best to be careful what you wish for, like the story of the monkey’s paw that… ate… people?  Or something?  Truth be told, I kind of skimmed it in sophomore English, but it still leads us into today’s hypothetical query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) remembers the rumors that Marvel was in talks to license DC’s characters in the late 1970s, leaving you with the prospect of Jim Shooter’s ‘Batman’, asking: What missed opportunities in pop culture are you most glad never came through?