Dragon Ball Z dove in headfirst into time travel thanks to Future Trunks' arrival during the Android Saga, making quite the introduction by cutting the villainous Frieza down the middle. With Dragon Ball Super focusing on a time travel arc in the Goku Black Saga, one fan artist has taken the opportunity to revisit the alternate future that gave us Future Trunks by slapping some familiar Z-Fighters into the role of Marvel's X-Men and their popular story arc, Days of Future Past.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has become not just a major time travel story in the lore of Marvel's mutants, but a legendary Marvel comic book story. The storyline became so popular in fact that Fox had created a feature-length film adaptation that took place in both the future and the past to explore the mutants' fight against the Sentinels, though the movie did make more than a few changes from the source material. On the anime front, Dragon Ball Z introduced the idea of time travel, with Dragon Ball Super further exploring this mechanic thanks to the Goku Black Arc which introduced a rogue Kaoshin destroying Future Trunks' world and causing the Z-Fighters to get involved.
Twitter Artist Viva Er Manga took the opportunity to imagine a fresh take on the Future Trunks Arc of Dragon Ball Z, seeing Gohan attempting to protect Trunks from the Androids that were responsible for the deaths of a good deal of Z-Fighters in this alternate timeline:
Dragon Ball has never had a proper crossover with the world of Marvel in the past, though a major X-Men character did recently meet up with a major Shonen hero. Deadpool recently hit the medium of manga for the first time thanks to Deadpool: Samurai, in which the Merc With A Mouth teamed up with My Hero Academia's All-Might to take on the Mad Titan Thanos. In the past, the Avengers have fought against the behemoths of Attack on Titan so this is an area where anything can happen.
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