In Avengers Forever, the time-hopping Destiny War led the Avengers to visit a version of the Martian invasion future where several Avengers still lived and fought alongside the revolutionary Killraven. Miguel Santos joined Black Panther and Jocasta among the veteran Avengers on this team, alongside Killraven, Thundra, and a Crimson Dynamo. With the help of time-traveling versions of Captain America and Giant-Man, the Martian invaders were routed and driven back to the stars. Living Lightning and the Avengers remained behind on Earth to work on rebuilding human civilization.
In the MC2 universe, Living Lightning was one of roughly a dozen Avengers gathered to deal with the threat of a neighboring fascist universe. Led by a Nazi version of Victor von Doom, this world was posed to invade the Avengers' universe. Miguel apparently died in the efforts to seal the portal between worlds, alongside Giant-Man, Firebird, Tigra, Justice, Firestar and others.