Gamzee isn’t allowed to fool around on his own with Vriska around. A+
Vriska promptly goes into Auspistice mode with Terezi and Gamzee. A++
Terezi hates herself a lot less without Vriska being dead. Scourge Sisters rise again! A++
Karkat hates himself a lot less without Terezi/Gamzee happening and without Terezi mourning Vriska. Possibly dating Dave now. A+++
Vriska helps out Kanaya with alcoholic Rose. Are they back to being moirails? HMM. A+
Gamzee whines to Kurloz that Vriska has changed the timeline somehow. A+
Without being tied down by alcoholism, Rose and Kanaya’s relationship/friendship is pretty well off. (That said, it was drunk!Rose that asked her out. Did this happen in this timeline? WAS ROSEKAN REPLACED BY DAVEKAT OH NO)
Alive!Vriska met Dating-Meenah Vriska. Awkwaaard.
Vriska uses the time machines instead of Gamzee to create better, more balanced sprites for the alpha kids. Now they’re just stretching things but this is probably in line with the “Vriska keeps messing with Gamzee’s shit” changes.
That said, Tavrosprite being allowed to live without blowing up? A+++
Sooo… it seems clear now that this doomed timeline extends farther back than we thought, and the actual alpha timeline is the one where John’s planet exploded with him and Davesprite in it and Jade was alone for the rest of the journey. In this timeline, Roxy will also have died in some undisclosed manner.
The assumption in the tags is that Roxy’s dreamself would have been killed by Meenah, because alive!John wouldn’t have been there to push her out of the way. Thus, when she died on entry she’d have remained dead… it’s possible, but feels a bit strange. Such a big deal was made of how she was the hidden leader of their session, their emotional center. How could their session possibly work without Roxy there? How could their entry work without Roxy there? Would Dirk even enter the time capsule without Roxy there for him to take along and away from the miles? I can’t see him doing it.
Maybe she died heroically right after god-tier somehow. This would have been when Jade came and teleported Jack away. The John-less!Jade might not have been as on top of things… then shit happened…
Oooooor maybe she went to talk to Nyx and Nyx killed her to make way for our Roxy.
Also, it appears the plan now is for this John and Roxy to “replace” the John and Roxy who were dead in the alpha timeline, as well as the LOWAS which got exploded. Chances are Dirk and Terezi will also have recollections of the other timeline: Dirk because of his Multiple Selves Thing, and Terezi because of her mind thing. Considering the setup, John will probably say the Oz line and trigger her memories, or something.
As for Davesprite… I got nuthin’. Maybe he was also hanging out in LOWAS?