Real Name: Danette (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human, Extra-temporal (Earth-79213)

Occupation: Taxi driver

Affiliations: Conan

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: What If I#13 (February, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Danette is a fine cab driver.







History: (What If I#13)- On an alternate earth, Conan the Barbarian was transported to the future. When Conan was running from the cops, Conan met Danette when he thought her taxi was a demon that had eaten her and he attacked it. Danette calmed him down and saved him from the police. Danette brought him home and began confiding to him even thought they couldn’t understand each other. When the lights went out Conan comforted her and they did the nasty even though they had just met. Later in the night Conan heard some looters taking advantage of the dark. Danette convinced Conan to use non-lethal force and he listened. Danette could tell Conan was homesick so she helped him find a way home. Conan saw a picture of the Guggenheim Art Museum and thought he could get home by going over there. Conan and Danette found looters at the museum; one of the looters shot Danette, and Conan went berserk and killed them all. Conan was hurt, but would live. Danette gave Conan her beret, and Conan gave Danette his gold armband. The police came and Danette held them long enough for Conan to get back to his own time.
    When Conan reached the top of the Guggenheim museum, he instinctively held up his sword. Then, a bolt of (apparently magical) lightning struck him. Instead of killing him, it returned him to the Hyborian Age.




Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Ernie Chan.

    Danette is actually based on Roy Thomas' second wife, now Dann Thomas.

    What If I#13 diverges from Savage Sword of Conan#7, the Shumash-Shum-Ukin and the Well at the End of Time story. (Shumash Shum-Ukin returned in Savage Sword of Conan#65.)

    Incidentally, on page 24, Danette states that she was 13 years old in 1965, and recalls the blackout that happened in New York in that year. She also mentions that her father was still alive in 1965, intimating that he died before the events of What If I#13.
    In a regular story, these dates would be topical, but in this alternate world, possibly not...

    Danette, by the way, was not a great linguist. On page 23, she states that she thinks Conan is from Bulgaria. However, the Cimmerians (Conan's people) are the ancestors of the Gaels (Irish and Scottish), not the Bulgars.

Danette got the idea to bring Conan to the Guggenheim Museum because he saw a picture of it at her apartment that was upside down, and mistook it for Shumash Shum-Ukin's temple.

    Also, in What If I#13, Peter Parker and MJ Watson appear in a cameo (with the former, upon seeing Conan, stating he will return in his costume if there is any trouble-confirming that he is indeed Spider-Man.)

    In What If II#43, we actually see an alternate version of the Earth from What If I#13. In the earlier story, Conan made it back, but on this Earth he did not. Captain America also appears in What If II#43.
    --Per Degaton.

(What If II#43) - Conan found himself stuck in the modern era and the police took him in. Conan escaped and not only learned how to survive in the world and English; he built a criminal empire. Conan--now rich--came back to Danette wearing a white suit and having a white tiger. Conan tried to act smooth, but Danette told Conan she didn't like pimps, but like him better before. She then told him to leave.

by Sammy 7D

Danette should not be confused with:

What If I#13 (February, 1979) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), John Buscema (pencils), Ernie Chan (inks)

Last updated: 01/03/04

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