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Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



PP: 1 | XP: 0

"Waaa? I could totally disrobe! It be hot as hell too!" Slapstick huffs, huffly. Though she is rather distracted by Fury's face. "I... I have no idea who you are. You are pretty though. Congrats on that." Slapstick goes quiet for a moment. "I'm never not going to look out of place... So, I've not got a choice. Someone's gonna have to wear me as a scarf. I know, I know, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make." Slapstick puts a hand on her chest, casting a noble aura at their willingness to sacrifice.

"Sooo... any takers...?"

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Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Elijah
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"Fair enough, I suppose...and I'll have you know a white suit never goes out of style." He pauses, then, as Fury removes her cowl. For once, he actually betrays an emotion - surprise.

"...sixty years. That would be about right. Do you do USO tours in your universe or just the fighting?"

He smiles faintly - the first smile since his arrival, in fact.

"We'll just have to hope no one we meet is an old film buff, or you'll have to claim to be your granddaughter..."

He pauses, flicking through his tablet a moment.

"...actually, I don't know that you had film credits in this universe. Pity if you didn't - I always did think you did well in Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn stole that Oscar."

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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At Snow's suggestion, she smirks. Pulling her hood back up and tugging at a drawstring on her waist, the skirt of her jacket unfurls, draping down over the bow and quiver strapped to her hips. By all accounts, she now looked like a woman with strange makeup, wearing a long coat with punk-ish black clothing underneath.

"Not much I can do about this," she waves a hand in front of her face, "but maybe they at least had a David Bowie in this universe, too?" She takes a small bottle out of a pocket and squirts it into her hand, running it through her hair to gel it up into a fauxhawk of sorts, unscrewing one of her arrow's heads and hanging it from an ear. "Hopefully they had a punk scene."

She eyed the Tallus and arched a brow at the message. She'd killed before, obviously, but wondered how the President fit into all of this, and how his or her death would change the outcome for this Universe to save it. She hoped whoever they were, they were a terrible and despotic leader, so she could at least rest easy after the job was done...

Fuzz fucked around with this message at May 19, 2018 around 02:23

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

That's the way the bee bumbles.


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"Hellcat's my middle name, dear. But you do recognize me?" looking from Gwen to Elijah, she shrugs. "Let's hope it's just you. Showbiz never was my favorite, but I can certainly play the part. So, let's get to it. Find me something nice to wear, if you could." she looks to Slapstick, still puffed up and waiting for acknowledgment. "Something I can wear a scarf with, I suppose."

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Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Elijah

"Most people aren't as old as I am. I doubt many of the people alive in this city would've seen your work, if it exists here in the first place." Elijah shrugs. "I just happen to have been alive during the War. ...and the War before that."

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

Me "IRL"



Location: Some sort of weird downtown Inception scene?
PP: 1 XP: 0 Stress: 0

Oh great, everyone was doing the unmasking thing already. Peter sighed. Luckily, the glider contained an emergency suit in case he had a board meeting in-between heroics. This still looked like New York, and was, judging by Gwen's recitation of the Tallus update. Which meant businessmen weren't really that far out of place. Businessmen with weird metal backpacks, sure, but details, details.

Of course, the suit kind of...tumbled out onto the ground as Peter pressed the button, as the glider was currently stowed on his back, which made Peter sigh. "I mean, I normally don't do The Great Unveiling before the like, fourth date. But running off the assumption that this 'Spider-Man' guy Slapstick was talking about isn't that different than me, I'm guessing it's probably not much of a leap...ugh, don't tell Black Cat I did this, it took her a while to get me to unmask."

He pulls the mask off his face and runs a hand through his hair. No time to really do any hair maintenance so he'd have to go with a "tousled" look. Of course, the face behind the mask was renowned futurist and CEO, Peter Parker, but whether or not that meant anything to anyone else was really anybody's guess.

"So, uh...do we do privacy veils here or is everyone just gonna close their eyes and hope?"

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Alien Rope Burn
Dec 4, 2004

I wanna be a saikyo HERO!



PP: 1 | XP: 0 | Stress: n/a

To be clear, Gwen has not put her mask on this whole time, having it left it off. Then again, would it really work with her hair being as long as it is? Well, that's a mystery for now.

Then, she says to Patsy, rubbing her neck nervously. "Heh heh... well, kind of? But I recognize a lot of people who wear masks. Irony!" She then double-fingerguns at Fury and Goblin. "Just didn't recognize you two because you have different masks on than I'm used to. But. Always an honor to to work with you, Mr. Parker. Seriously, big fan!" Looking thoughtful, she then puts her hand to her head and squints. "Or is that an honor to work with a Mr. Parker? Ugh, multiversal brain freeze."

"Anyway, be right back. "Then, she reaches out to mime grabbing onto an edge, her fingers starting to vanish as if holding onto something unseen. Then she tugs herself as if entering an unseen window, and then vanishes. There's something... off about her sudden means of travel. No fancy flash, no teleportation displacement, no sound effect. Just... gone.

After a brief Gwenless period, she steps back into frame behind Slapstick, wearing a blue, teal, and pink hoodie with a matching backpack, with pink shorts and blue shoes. Most people won't necessarily recognize the hoodie is Spider-Gwen themed, but the theme is there. "Eh, you'll do fine if we can just find you a trenchcoat and a hat. It always worked for Mr. Grimm.", she says to the cartoonish one. "I mean, if the rules still work normally here, anyway." She pulls out her phone, checking to see if she can get internet service. "C'mon, tell me this universe still has wifi, we can find out who the President is..."

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Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

As the group begins to discuss the finer points of privacy, a door opens in the alleyway, leading into one of the adjacent buildings. A woman comes out carrying a bag of trash, heading for a dumpster. She forcibly moves her head to the side, avoiding looking at them, and tosses the bag before heading back in. Across from the door this woman used is another one, but police tape crisscrossing it seems to indicate that it may be closed for the moment. As long as it's not actively populated by police, that might provide some more privacy.

As Gwen starts to play with her phone, it takes a few moments for her to get a public wifi signal. Fortunately, it works. She starts looking around news sites for information, and it doesn't take long to find some headlines.

President Killgrave wins fourth term in landslide victory!

President Killgrave signs Farm Bill, promising an end to the famine.

President Killgrave welcomes Latveria to the American Empire after landmark summit with Victor von Doom.


It seems that President Zebediah Killgrave has been busy...

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Fuzz
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"Kilgrave? That name sounds familiar... my husband had mentioned it a few times, he was one of the Avengers that had died taking out the Weapon X project... on my Earth, that is. Something about how he could control people, but his power didn't work on some people who had powers themselves? Would explain why this place has no heroes..."

She frowns at the police taped off door, glancing at the woman retreating from the alley as she heads over, pulling the police tape down and testing the door to see if it's locked, but not opening it as she listens at the door for any sound inside.

Fuzz fucked around with this message at May 19, 2018 around 13:48

Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

It seems completely silent within, and testing the door it is unlocked. Even at testing the door, there are no sounds from within.

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

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"She can step outside of the world? Could she be any more wonderful?" Slapstick sighed as Gwen stepped off panel. Hey! Don't look at me like that! You have any idea how hard it is to meet people when you're a weird cartoon person? It's stupid mega hard! So someone like Gwenpool was like... getting to star in a Disney/Pixar reboot. Gwen stepped back into frame and Slapstick's eyes bulged out of her head on stalks. She pushes them back into their proper place. "Ohhh, cute look!" She said. Yeah, that was why, subtly was banned, forever and ever.

...

Then again, Slapstick was never exactly subtle to begin with even before she'd become a cartoon.

"You sure I can't drape myself over you?" Slapstick asked, her cheeky grin extending past the edge of her face. The door, the silence within. There was only one option for it. Scouting mission go!

"Wait here, I'll check it out!" Slapstick said, flopping down onto the ground like a snake and slithering through the open door. Sticking close to the walls edge.

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

Me "IRL"



Location: Some sort of weird downtown Inception scene?
PP: 1 XP: 0 Stress: 0


"Sheesh, Kilgrave!?"That was quite a pop quiz for the first time out. Peter remembered when the Defenders had to take care of him, it took himself and Dr. McCoy coming up with with an adrenal blocker to counter his mental hold over everybody else. Having to fight Dr. Strange, Cloak, Dagger, Black Cat, AND Daredevil with just himself and his gray-furred buddy to administer the antidote was NOT a fun time, either.

Of course, Ms. Pool's reaction to "meeting" the real him was sort of off-putting, though not entirely unanticipated. He figured she was probably a little too young to be excited about a CEO but, eh.

Of course, between himself and Miss Fury apparently being some sort of starlet that Snow was excited about, Peter had another thought.

"Ok, follow up question - does this world have a me or uh, her?" He asks, pointing at the redhead. "Because if so we might have eyes on us anyway, yeah? Is anyone else a celebrity at all in your own universes?"

At least with the cartoon girl going off to scout everyone else had some time to talk - though not a lot given the fact that The Purple Man was apparently THE PRESIDENT? No wonder it was an assassination order the first time out - still, there was something Peter definitely wanted to bring up.

"Our little janitor friend isn't listening in or anything that you can tell, is he Ms. Pool?"

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Elijah

“Von Doom? Really?”

Elijah shakes his head.

“Mind control...that’d explain a lot of the reactions out there, I’ve got some experience with that kind of issue. I can only hope this one isn’t as bad as Dowling...”

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As Slapstick slides under the door to scout as a weird... pancake... thing, she pops a piece of gum in her mouth and glances over at Goblin, "Does infamous count? I'm at the top of the Most Wanted list and they have posters with my face on them... pretty much everywhere in the Americas and Lower Africa."

She extends a hand, rattling the metal case with small bright green cubes in it. "CHLORETS" is emblazoned across the top. "Anyone want one?"

Alien Rope Burn
Dec 4, 2004

I wanna be a saikyo HERO!



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Gwen's face falls. "Hahaha... you're kidding, right? Kilgrave? Purple Man? Man, I'm glad Bendis isn't writing this, at least, then we'd be in the poop. Well, deeper in the poop. Okay, halting that metaphor before we pass the grossness threshold. Anyway, he has mind control via pheremones, fought Daredevil and was really awful to- well- I mean- that's not something you need to hear about. Let's just say stabbing is not out of the question." Looking to Slapstick, she says, "I know I have a habit of cutesy backpacks, but I think the artists decided I outgrew that, heh."

She looks to Peter, and then to the Tallus. "Uh, my technical expertise with this thing is not very technical or expert- I know it can track us, but I don't think so-" She flips it over as she squints. "But it kind of has a mind of its own."

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Elijah

“Pheromones? Oh, that’s far less of a problem, for was expecting a telepath.”

Elijah shakes his head.

“As long as I am expecting him, I can handle pheromones easily - they’re gases. Sufficient heat subtraction will render them entirely harmless.”

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

That's the way the bee bumbles.


1 PP, 0 XP, no Stress

"You sound like you've got a plan in mind, mister... Parker, is it? I'm all ears."

On the surface, it seemed like a fairly simple task, though she wasn't entirely comfortable with being comfortable with that notion. Another Fuhrer bending minds to his will, and this one not likely hidden in a heavily fortified bunker. She'd done more with less. Though under the circumstances, she knew a lot less about this target and strangely this environment.

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

Me "IRL"



Location: Some sort of weird downtown Inception scene?
PP: 1 XP: 0 Stress: 0

"Right, uh...well, two plans really, a right now plan and an eventually plan..."

He shrugs. "For right now, plan is scope out the place. If myself, or Miss Fury, or any of the rest of you are celebrities - that's our in. I mean, hypothetically, assuming this is still New York, if I'm still the President and CEO of Oscorp - if there is an Oscorp, or if Miss Fury is still some sort of Hollywood starlet...

well anyway, if two of us, at least, are celebrities - then, assuming Kilgrave is still, you know, Kilgrave, then he'll want to be a sort of...center of attention type, yeah? Well, if there's some new hot celebrity couple? Gives him something to obsess over, at least. I mean, if he's like The Purple Man I know, then he's probably already bored with all the power he has. Being NOT the focus of a media blitz is going to probably draw him out." The Goblin shrugs. "Anyway, that's the beginnings of the plan, there. That wasn't the one I was like really thinking about, though."

He pauses and stares at the Tallus for a moment. "I'd like to reverse engineer that, if we get any sort of downtime. The reason being, I don't trust our friend back on the Rainbow Road - anyone who says "you hero types" isn't, which means we're not his friends no matter what he's trying to pull. So I'd like to know what he's actually playing at, and for whom, if possible. I know that seems...far fetched, but I bet if we can actually figure out that fancy jewelry there, we can find our own way back to the place we met, and from there? Well, we can get some real answers.

I mean, unless I misread everyone and we're really all ok with that dude, anyway." He avoids saying Bender's name - you know, just in case.

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

That's the way the bee bumbles.


1 PP, 0 XP, no Stress

"Awfully quick of you, Greeny. I haven't even told you my name." She said, placing her hands on her hips in mock irritation. "But if this is really the year two-thousand, I can't imagine I'm a hot topic right now. Why, I'd be nearly eighty years old! Wouldn't I?" She thought about what they'd all said so far, and how little she understood the mechanics of all this time and dimensional 'teleportation' that the rest seemed relatively more comfortable with. Maybe it wasn't so far fetched?

"Well, what does your little radio device say about that, Gwen?" she asked, pointing to the cell phone.

Alien Rope Burn
Dec 4, 2004

I wanna be a saikyo HERO!



PP: 1 | XP: 0 | Stress: n/a

"Um, he's not even close to all the people he's controlling, yeah? If all these people are exposed... something else is up.", Gwen says to Elijah. A glance to the Tallus,, and she asides to Peter, "I don't know if it comes off, to be honest. Should've thought about that a little more, I guess. I was just excited to be here." She bites her lip, and then starts on her phone again. "But yeah, already on it, let's peep the two of you on the interwebs, see what comes up."

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

Me "IRL"



Location: Some sort of weird downtown Inception scene?
PP: 1 XP: 0 Stress: 0


"erh, well, that is..." Peter kind of stammers at Miss Fury's (obviously false) flirtatiousness. Mostly out of reflex. He was happily married!

"Right, cell phones. I've got one of those. Assuming this works Miss, uh...what is your actual name anyway? I should probably figure that out if we're supposed to be a hot Hollywood item but uh, the thing with other dimensions is they don't all move at the same rate or well, consistency, anyway, right? I mean theoretically. So maybe in your world it's the 1940s, but in another one it's like 2018 and you've already fought The Purple Man once and you like, dye your hair blonde or are friends with a drunk detective or something ridiculous like that."

He pauses again. Getting off on a tangent again. "Anywho, some basic heads up. These are cell phones." He pulls his out of his hoodie pocket and waggles it for a moment. "They're telephones only mobile, and also like, miniature computers. Uh...are you familiar with computers? Probably not super familiar but who knows? We'll probably have to get you one for the sake of the ruse. Super useful anyway, but maybe not in your home reality if the infrastructure isn't there. Uhm, other stuff. Internet, or interwebs, as Ms. Pool called it - it's like a giant online...repository for...everything. Information, entertainment, games...uh, yeah.

Mostly people use it for cat pictures and porn, though. Well most people. The internet is on cell phones, too." He stops for a second. "Is this too much?" It was maybe too much. It was hard not to be a big tech geek when one was, well, already a big tech geek, though.

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Alien Rope Burn
Dec 4, 2004

I wanna be a saikyo HERO!



PP: 1 | XP: 0 | Stress: n/a

"It is like a Library, Movie Theater, and Phone in a Tiny Box!" Gwen says perhaps a little too loudly. "Alternately, you can just believe it's filled with tiny people. If we visit enough dimensions, it'll turn out to be true in one of them!"

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

That's the way the bee bumbles.


1 PP, 0 XP, no Stress

"I'm... confused, but intrigued." she says, after a polite moment of trying to parse everything she'd been told. She did not provide her name.

Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

If you ever need the Defenders drawn as ponies or the cast of Doctor Who, I know where to hook you up.

Please don't want those things.


The Dazzling Starband

"You're only sixty-seven or so in mine, Miss Fury. So who knows?" Berenice had been following along, silently, distracted again by the multiversal shift. She was trying to find the through-line, the cosmic backing beat from which all motion and rhythm was rooted. It's still evading her, the song at the center of this thing, but she almost had it pinned down. It was being distorted. That was the problem they needed to fix. Apparently killing the president would put things back on track, literally. Best to do it, then.

"Well, for anyone without a more convenient means of disguise, I can always whip something up." She trills out a whistle, six notes that stop in the air suddenly and her clothes shimmer into something more street appropriate. A nice suit, a far more modern cut than Snow's (The man is wearing a waist coat. He's so old school the buses have gothic arched windshields.) The jacket cut might be a touch too powerful for daily wear but Berenice cannot help but make a statement with herself. It's her nature. She is a statement. "Sound and light are skein to my loom, to quote a old acquaintance. Just tell me what you'd rather be and I'll shift the light around and make it look that way." She offers a half smile to Patsy, not the Patsy she knew. Miss Fury. Keep the two as separate concepts, or else you'll assume they're the same and that would mean mistakes. "I wouldn't dare to assume, of course, but if you have any suggestions?"

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

That's the way the bee bumbles.


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"Oh my my my, that's a fine offer, Miss Blaire! But what do people even wear these days?" she paused for thought, reflecting on the brief glimpse she'd had at the crowd in the street earlier. It only took a moment before inspiration struck. "Oh, did you see that woman with the black blouse and marvelously red pants earlier? I quite liked the cut of her jib."

Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

If you ever need the Defenders drawn as ponies or the cast of Doctor Who, I know where to hook you up.

Please don't want those things.


The Dazzling Starband

"An excellent choice! C# and around 720 terahertz...." It's a humming, this time, not a whistle, but the same shimmer and Miss Fury is now a fully modern woman not dressed like a cat. "Oh, wait. That's solved it, as well. Fascinating...." Her preliminary exercises acting like a cosmic reference-tone, The Dazzling Starband finally narrows into the sound threading the universe the Exiles found themselves in. Except, it's not just a sound. It's sounds, plural, even before Berenice forces it into song and interpretation. A quirk of reality or a symptom of this multiversal malady? Either way, two tones fighting for the same niche. Same sick core concept, just a matter of degree of internalization. "This place can't decide between narcissism or solipsism. At the core. No wonder the Tallus wants Killgrave dead if that's the end result..." There's nothing in the voice of the Starband that suggests she has any problem with that course of action.

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

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Ugh. Lots of jabber, not a lot of forward momentum. Peter supposed it couldn't be helped. He picked up his suit from the ground and brushed it off, then proceeded to put it on over his costume.

It was armored, it wouldn't do to have Starband just change it - UMF and Vibranium alloy was expensive and he definitely didn't have the tools to make another suit now!

After stuffing his mask, hoodie, and gloves back into the glider and making sure his Shock-gauntlets were properly covered, he turned back to the rest of the group, fixing his tie, a somewhat rumpled but definitely high-end businessman.

"Got the whole 'costume under suit' thing from old movies. Do we have anything yet?"

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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She was leaning against the doorjam, glancing at her watch out of habit before realizing it wasn't set to local universe time in the first place. She cracks her gum between her molars to get their attention, "I'm fine with this look, unless you can magic up a boombox to blast Sex Crossbows with. Either way, Slaphappy's been in there awhile, might need some backup," she puts her palm against the door for emphasis, waiting for the others to get ready.

Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

As the Green Goblin begins to Google himself, he almost instantly wishes he hadn't, feeling his stomach begin to churn.

Crowds gather to attend execution of Peter Parker, Spider-Man!

Spider-Man NO MORE!

Peter Parker's last words: you'll never believe what he said!


There are...there are video links, as well. The picture of an elderly version of himself hanging his head in disbelief are enough, though. There's no need to keep going... It doesn't seem that Mr. Parker will be attending any presidential galas at this time.

Gwenpool's research into Patsy Walker is a bit different. She definitely existed, apparently she was an actress-turned-journalist on this world, but it's almost like someone's tried to wipe all evidence of her out. Is she alive? Is she dead? If she was dead, surely they would be touting her execution as well, just like poor Peter Parker. But where is she, then?

------------

Meanwhile, Slapstick has managed to slip her way under the door, carefully pressing herself against the wall and tiptoeing in an exaggerated fashion and fighting against every comedic urge to begin humming Mysterioso - the Robber. Fortunately, she's able to tell fairly quickly that the place is deserted, but what happened here is anyone's guess. The building was definitely a dry cleaners, and it was abandoned in a real hurry. the storefront is boarded up, but some light still leaks in, enough to see that there are numerous racks of clothing that have been deserted here, apparently for some time. Lots of other clothes are strewn around, ripped from their hangars and the bags unzipped, as though someone was searching for something.

The strangest thing about this place, though, are the TVs. In every room, even the bathroom, there's a single TV. No controls on the TV are visible, and there's no remotes or anything. They're just affixed into the walls. All but one have been smashed, only the one in the front waiting area has survived. As Slapstick taps a finger on the glass, it suddenly lights up. Cheesy early 2000s daytime TV music starts playing, and an announcer's voice can be heard, "Coming up, on Dr. Bong..."



Graphics start flying past the screen, with images of a man in a conservative suit with...well, with a giant brass bell on his head...providing inspirational snippets about helping people. The whole thing is just mind-boggling, and somehow, she just can't bring herself to look away...

Don't mind me, just rolling some dice...@Lager: 3d8+1d6 = (4+7+5)+(5) = 21...That'll be a 12 with d8 effect for a brain drain complication. Slapstick, go ahead and roll defense against a mental complication.

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



PP: 1 | XP: 0

"Wuh oh!" Slapstick says! Rapidly letting the camera focus on the TV. Letting it focus in on the hypnotic suggestion. But when the camera was focused away from the action. That was when a toon had the most power. After all, in that space a Toon could go anywhere, like say, away from this hypno-tv and back outside. The others wouldn't even notice the sudden shift. All it would take would be for one of them to move, and Slapstick would be right back with them. A practical certainty, and an exploitable one.

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Solo 1d8 + distinction 1d8 + Teleport d6 + Superhuman Reflexes: D10 + Psych Expert D8

SidekickBOT - Today at 10:14 PM
@Arashiofordo3: 1d10+3d8+1d6 = (5)+(1+5+5)+(2) = 18

Spending 1 PP to add another dice to my total.

Defence roll = 15
Effect dice: D6
Opportunities: 1

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"Wow! Okay, do not go in there! The TV here sucks. As in it sucks you in. Don't watch it!"

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LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

Me "IRL"



Location: Some sort of weird downtown Inception scene?
PP: 1 XP: 0 Stress: 0

What...the...
krk...!
Peter thought that obviously this whole Spider-Man persona was a bad idea, and clearly outdated. Though, obviously, if this world's Parker was that far past his prime it stood to reason that there was a fair chance even Kilgrave could beat him. Public execution, though? Preposterous!

kr...krrrk!

And that Slapstick was back and well, making some sort of obtuse pun. Still, it was enough to snap Peter out of the state he hadn't realized he was in, which was resulting in him slowly crushing his phone.

As of now it was still working, so that was something. But the nasty crack in the screen would have to get fixed. Later. For now he stowed it back in his pants pocket again.

"Ok, that's enough internet for now." He smirked. "Seems like my plan isn't going to fly, here. At least, not with me. Since apparently in this world I was a geriatric prisoner of the state who was put to death. S'funny. I get the sense this Spider-Man guy isn't too lucky. At least if they're all like that one."

Shaking the last of the cobwebs off, he glanced over at the cartoon girl, again. "What...do you mean by that? Some sort of propaganda station? You wouldn't think Kilgrave would need to resort to something like that."

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Elijah

“Actually, that makes perfect sense. Pheromones have limited range, and even a telepath has limits. Range, concentration, even just the time required to indoctrinate. Better for him to offload the duties of control as much as he can, to reinforce it and to require less personal attention.

Elijah frowns.

“Makes our lives rather harder, of course. But...hm. It may be something we can use to our advantage. It betrays a lack of confidence, as if any weakening of control would be a terrifying threat. We might be able to make use of that to cause enough problems to require personal attention.”

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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"So... take out the TV antennas and start a rally to draw him out, and Miss Whiskers over here," she motions to Patsy, "or I shoot him in the face? That works."

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

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"I've seen exactly how powerful propaganda can be, even without actual brainwashing behind it." with a grim voice Patsy stopped admiring her new look, and started considering the new information. "Television, radio, newspapers. Likely even your inter-web, all bent and twisted to project the message of the wicked few, no matter how evil. Anything that can't be altered to suit the leader's will is destroyed. Even people." she says, putting a hand on the Goblin's shoulder for a moment.

"But I've also seen how powerful sabotage can be. France, Belgium, Holland, all freed because even after their militaries capitulated, the people did not give up hope or lose their courage!" she slams her fist down on her opposite palm to emphasize the point. It was a popular gesture among politicians of her day. "It's ordinarily a slow process, but we are an extraordinary group. In one day, we can do what a hundred others might do in a month. And so we must do what they cannot!" at some point she realized she was reciting Captain America's old team speeches, but it seemed right. Up until the part where she remembered Captain America had plans, and she... almost never did. "So what is our plan? Figure out how this... Purple Man, this Killgrave, is influencing minds and destroy his propagation network?"

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"I can handle the destruction of any machinery and subduing operators." Suddenly, the chill he radiates becomes intense, and a piece of old piping is frozen solid. He strikes it with a fist, smashing it to shards. "Vocal cords freeze nicely, and it's even nonlethal. ...if I want it to be, of course. Electronic security will be harder, however. I'd suspect our Mister Parker can handle that. Recon...well, that seems to be something several of us can and should handle. We'll need fighting skills, all of us, to handle what comes - my abilities are extremely potent but far too reliant on my personal attention and focus. But if I may...we may not want to destroy all of it. There's a second way to fight propaganda on a massive scale. And we have our own voice to show the world."

He looks over to Starband.

"Isn't that right?"

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

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"No, I mean it's hypnotic. There was a guy with a bell on his head. No idea what it was about. But it seemed like it was motion activated. Which makes total sense, because I am motion graphics!" Slapstick said proudly.

"But no, seriously, don't watch the TV. That's probably what's gotten the rest of these guys marching to the same tune."

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

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"If that's the case, Miss... Slapstick, we must be cautious. And perhaps the television broadcast center is our first target?" The idea that there might be more than one hadn't quite struck her.

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She frowns, then grabs Slapstick by the hand and drags her over to the door the civilian woman had previously exited from. "Turn into a bell for a second, I want to test something."

She knocked on the door.

LifeGetsWorser
Oct 23, 2010

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Peter chuckles. "Your last name is Snow, you can do the whole Iceman shtick, and you got on the rest of us about having hero names?" He thinks for a second. "I am all up for causing bedlam - I'm good at it, too. Sort of a demolitions expert, on top of a computer expert, science expert, biogenetics expert, and all around genius. Not too bad in a fight either, and if we're dispensing with the stealth, pretty good with the recon too, given the glider. Oh, and about that."

He presses another button, this time on one of his concealed wrist gauntlets, and the glider folds into a steel briefcase, which he picks up.

"Our goal is to off Kilgrave, right? It always comes down to that with the Purple Man - the guy's a menace, but if I remember correctly, once he's out of the way his hold tends to stop. Now if he's got someone implanting post hypnotic suggestions on top of that, we'll need to disrupt that signal, for sure. But everything needs to be fast - the more time he has to react to whatever we're planning, the better the odds we'll end up having to go through each other. So whatever we're going to do, we should all be in place to do it at once. Blitz him, make it so he can't react. That's my thought."

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Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

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"Uhh... 'Miss Slapstick'? Wow. Umm, no one's ever called- Ah, I mean, Yes. That is a name I react to often because people are always very polite to me." Slapstick flushes. It's an oddly human reaction. But there's little time to dwell on it. As she's dragged over the the door.

"A bell? Sure! Ya wanna wave me about to?" She asked, her body starting to shift it's shape.

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