The other day, I watched some "What If?" videos by MasakoX. He's a DragonBall Z fan, and he's gone through a lot of various scenarios, like "What if [big event] occurred earlier?", "What if [Villain] became a hero?" and "What if people died for real on the show, instead of being brought back to life all the time?".
Some critics say this is basically alternate universe fanfiction theater. Fair point, but I still find it interesting.
I wonder if I could do something similar for Nancy Drew. The only "What if" scenario I could think of was "What if Bess was the main character, not Nancy Drew?". Also, "what if George or Deirdre Shannon was the main character?", which is the exact same thing, only tweaked a little.
"What if Nancy didn't have a boyfriend?". Honestly, I think if Ned hadn't been introduced in Book 7, she would have been given a different guy as a generic boyfriend. Nancy and her friends all had generic boyfriends in the original series; Ned was the only one who survived the reboot. The Hardy Boys had generic girlfriends, too. They are in the reboot, but they're not dating the Hardys anymore, so they almost never show up.
"What if [Game] had a different culprit?". That could be fun! But if I did that for every game, it might be super repetitive.