Well, its late, Im all hoped up on peach schnapps and honey buns, and I guess I feel like starting a thread I have been thinking about doing for a long time. So, heres the deal, pick a storyline, any storyline, and come up with a way to improve it. What sucked about it? What do you change about it? How can you make a better story arc? Ill go first: Avengers Disassembled. So many problems with this story, but the overall premise is pretty good. What can I change? Hawkeyes death. The retcon of Chaos magic. The bringing back and then killing of Jack of Hearts. And the lame ass reason for them disassembling. First off, Hawkeye. Simple, dont kill him. Sure somebody has to die in this story, but why Hawkeye? Not that I like the character so much, but I think there are others who could die or disappear that would give more impact to the story. I would replace Hawkeye with Hank Pym. His death wouldnt be an official death. Simply put, Wanda would reverse the Pym Particles, shrinking him from giant form to seemingly out of existence. Of course he wouldnt be dead, just trapped in a subatomic universe. [Instant mini series] While at the same time, she would make Ant Man grow past the size where the human frame couldnt handle the weight. Lets say, 600 ft? His bones shatter and he falls, horribly crippled, taking out most of Manhattan in the process. Another thing I wouldve done would be to have Wanda effect Tonys Armor, causing it to explode, taking Tonys Legs with it. This would cause a lot of future problems as well as give us a better reason for Tony pulling the funding for the Avengers. He lost his legs, hes depressed, he also has a public relations nightmare on his hands with what is going on. But eventually he gets it together and builds himself some new legs. Which presents another problem, feeling that he is becoming more machine than man. With mechanical legs and a robot heart, he would be something of a tin man. And the actual deaths, I would have killed both Vision and Wanda. After a massive fight, involving all the Avengers, Dr. Strange, Agatha Harkness, and even Master order and Lord Chaos getting there @$$es handed to them by a super powered up Wanda, they manage to cut her off from her power source. She has a brief moment were she sees what she has done. Vison picks her up and flies her off, heading for space. He kisses her one last time and the say I love you as he activates his self destruct mechanism. Killing them both. o.k. now, Chaos Magic, still exists, as a matter of fact, it should be the reason for all of this. This should have easily tied in to the JLA/Avengers crossover, when she went over to the DC earth, and gained a massive power up where Chaos magic is far greater. Coming back, she was now corrupted. She is draining all the power of Lord Chaos and any other being who is subject to the form of magic. This of course effects her mind, causes her to go on an Extant sized rampage and take out, Avengers Mansion, the U.N., and with the help of Scott Lang and some Pym Particles, most of Manhattan. Much better than eliminating something thats been around for years, and there is continuity that supports it. So, with all this destruction caused by an Avenger, Stark and Scott Lang Crippled, Pym missing and feared dead, and thousands now dead or missing, and all of this caught on national t.v., The Avengers are forced to disassembled. Well, thats how I would do it, feel free to express you thoughts,. And Come up with your own ideas for not just improving Disassembled, but any other storyline that just coulda been a hell of a lot better.