Publication Date: 1st Apr 2024
Written By: Monolith.
Image Work: Blanchett.
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In What If..? (2nd series) #3, Captain America chose to actively defy the Commission when they demanded he serve them or resign. He was declared a traitor and charged with sedition against the U.S. government. Cap’s status also led Gyrich and the Commission to strip the Avengers of any special privileges, for fear they were harboring the fugitive. D-Man, Falcon, Nomad and Vagabond stood by Captain America as they did before. At a press conference arranged by Rick Jones, Cap tried to plead his case to the American people, but the Commission dispatched Super-Patriot and the Bold Urban Commandoes to arrest him. Clearer heads seemingly prevailed when S.H.I.E.L.D. escorted the President of the United States into the riot. The President declared that the Super-Patriot would represent America as a government while a fully pardoned Captain America would represent the nation’s spirit of independence. This compromise quickly failed when the Red Skull ordered his agent on scene to assassinate Captain America, leading the country down a dark and grisly path.

Versions of D-Man existed on Battleworld. One was actually “Baron Dunphy of Demolition House,” apparently the ruler of a minor domain, though still prominent enough to meet with God Doom. Another D-Man lived in the domain known as the Regency. On that world, all “supers” fell under the control of Augustus Roman, the Regent, who used technology to amass the world’s super-powers into his bio-mechanical body suit. A few non- and low-powered heroes remained beneath his notice and on the run. D-Man was captured after brazenly confronting Regent’s enforcers the Rhino, Shocker and Boomerang. He was later dissected by Shannon Stillwell to lend his enhancements to Regent’s gestalt power set.