After the lab accident, he found himself stranded in another universe. Worse yet, he didn’t know where in the multiverse he was.
He spent his first day in a cheap motel room panicking. He’d seen a plethora of dystopian Americas, and what he saw on the news didn’t fill him with hope.
But after pawning his unsalvageable equipment, he examined the local currency and started to feel better.
There are certain points in history where timelines diverge, events that set the trajectory of a universe. This America still had President Hamilton on their money, so maybe it wasn’t so bad.