All right. I'm here to answer questions about this universe. Including what's happening in it, what might happen in it, and what won't be happening in it.
I'll answer to the best of my ability. Here's some highlights from the welcome pamphlet: This pamphlet will be updated with new reprintings, as time goes on.
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You, Other You, and the Multiverse An Overview for the Recently Displaced
by Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
Hello. You've arrived in an alternate universe. It's a jarring experience that each of us has been through. Take your time and read through everything at your own pace.
You - You have diverged from the prime universe into this alternate copy. No one in the primary universe will notice that you are missing. There is only one of you in this particular universe at any given time, so you've taken the place of this universe's counterpart. There are already multiples of you in each universe throughout the multiverse. Some of them are like you. Some of them are not. Some of them are dead. Some are alive. At least one of them is a circus clown or a talking dinosaur. That means it's possible that...
Another You - might have been here before. This might not be the first version of you. If you go back far enough on the network, you can see what other yous have posted. This means that you'll have to reforge connections again. It also means that others are going to have to make that connection again with you. There is only one you here, at any given time. There should never be more than one you. Having another you runs the risk of a temporal paradox.
The Multiverse - There is an infinite number of universes, but only two are of importance. This universe is a stabilizing copy of what we'll call the Prime Universe. That's the universe that our timeline has diverged from, where Thanos won and a decimation took place. In this universe, we have the Infinity Stones and Thanos does not. Events from the Prime Universe sometimes leak over from the rift connecting our universes together. You may periodically experience what your Prime counterpart has done in dreams or visions. There are no connections to any other universes. You don't need to worry about any bleed-over from them. In a few hundred years, the rift between Our Universe and the Prime Universe may seal itself shut. There is no way for us to close it or lessen the effects of it through shielding. This has already been attempted. It must happen naturally.
Stabilization - There's no way to seal the breach that connects these two universes or has brought us over as a diverged copy. No, unfortunately, I can't stop it from taking you away, replacing you, or replacing or removing anyone you care about. No, I can't make the universe stop leaping 5 years forward in time, although it has only happened once before. I have no control over these things. No one does. If we try to force or make adjustments to an already unstable universe, we risk the bubble popping and everything ceases to exist. Meaning you will cause a universal collapse, and the end of everything and everyone living in it. Lights out. Game over.
Mind Leeches or Lost Memories - This happens. Unfortunately. At random intervals, you may have dreams of what you have done in the other universe. If you or someone around you begins having trouble recognizing where they are or what's happening? Contact me immediately. I can remove astral parasites, but I can't return any lost memories of what you've done in this universe. The removal doesn't hurt. It's a dull headache at worst and usually goes away within 24 hours. Either way, take two Tylenol and get some rest.
Return Trips - Aren't happening. Similar to how I have no control over who comes or goes, I also don't have a way to shove you back into a dimension where, technically, another you already exists or has recently died. Even if I were able, and I'm not, attempting to forcibly place you in there might create a variety of temporal paradox or causal loops, which would potentially degrade this timeline and definitely pollute that one. Which, lets face it, is already polluted with enough tragic events. That they need to figure out.
If it makes it easier, think of yourself as Schrodinger's cat in this image, with one branch being your Prime Universe counterpart and the other yourself in this universe. Minus the dead part. Hopefully.
You can liken the creation of an alternate timeline into a new universe to a fork in the road, or the branching of the letter Y, where the two paths continue running concurrent in close relation to one another. There can be some overlap where the veil is thin. We are in frame 3 where the two universes have separated, where you can see through to the other side. As time moves forward, we will separate into our own unique universe.
The specifics and mechanics of this universal anomaly are not entirely understood. There are no answers as to why you ended up here, how you were brought here, or how long your stay might be. Much less what happens when, or if, you disappear.
Here are some recommendations:
DO: take time to adjust - Once you are given a room in the new Avengers Tower, try to find some quiet time to adjust to your new surroundings. If this means sleeping for a day or two, take that time to do what you need to do in order to gradually settle in. The events of the 'snappening' and 'unsnappening' in the other universe have already transpired here. You don't need to worry about it happening again.
DO: stay hydrated - You might find that your appetite has suffered, but staying hydrated helps your mental focus while you are adjusting to your new timeline. I don't recommend you do this with alcohol, but no one is going to blame you if you choose to use this as a coping mechanism. Temporarily. We hope.
DO: look through your entire welcome package - Within, you will find everything you need to use the network or communicate; a laptop, phone, log in credentials, and an apartment key. There is a prepaid card for food or other necessities. It is connected to an Avengers expense account, and money is added the 1st of the month. Speak to Tony or Pepper if you have payment or accomidation issues.
DON'T: start street preaching - The other people in this universe aren't aware that they're copies. In any way. At best, you'll appear mentally impaired but mostly harmless. At worst, the cops might think you are aggressive or a threat. It's likely they will either try to shoot you, arrest you, or place you under an involuntary psychiatric hold for 72 hours. If you use superpowers to resist, the government might label you as a threat or an enemy. No, I won't help get you out of jail or custody if you want to become a fugitive, because...
DON'T: stop believing - that what you do here doesn't matter, or how you act won't have the usual repercussions. Even if the Sokovian Accords were ruled unconstitutional in the USA, other countries still enforce them. In this country, we're still operating under the same legal system and rules of engagement as before. No excuses. Play stupid games? Win stupid prizes.
DON'T: avoid others - talking with others in a similar situation can help you process what's happened.
Locations a. Dr. Strange resides at 177z Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012. To schedule an appointment, text or send a message through the Avengers Network. b. The new Stark Industries building (new Avengers Tower) is at 200 West St, New York, NY 10282. Request clearance or employment from Tony Stark. c. Asgardians live in Asgard, currently at the edge of our solar system. They have network access and a working Bifrost. Ask Valkyrie for a request to visit. d. The former Avengers HQ in upstate New York is now a research center and storage facility. The former Avengers Tower was sold in 2017.