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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. BartlettMagic

    BartlettMagic just GIVE me... the f'n UPDATES

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    aww. if i'm not mistaken, that's the last of the orange light minions?

    that was one of my favorite parts of the orange light gimmick. i miss the demons that ate everything. i also loved it when, i think Renegade?, assimilated R'as al'Ghul and Vandal Savage for their lifetimes of information.

    anyway, tangential question: has anyone at the OLC besides Paragon been assimilating things? is that something taught at a higher level of training or something frowned upon or...?
     
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  2. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 Versed in the lewd.

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    Paul should still have Dr. Morrow, the Saremite, and the Reach Thralls. Also, we saw Komand'r assimilate a Citadelian, and Onik assimilated the Spider Guilder he defeated.
     
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  3. BartlettMagic

    BartlettMagic just GIVE me... the f'n UPDATES

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    oh wow, i have zero memory of any of that
     
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  4. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I think that the saremite was assimilated by the Ophidian.
     
  5. Senevri

    Senevri Know what you're doing yet?

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    I'm hoping this is an alt or corrupted Nabu amd not a future Nabu. See, last time I saw a skull-Nabu, removing the helmet was lethal to the wearer.
     
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  6. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The Saremite was, yes, but Paragon was directing it when he rescued Brainiac 2 from the Dominators; it was part of his threat against the high-caste ones that prompted them to choose Green Lantern custody. So it should still functionally be his construct Lantern. I still forget what Paragon used to create the construct ring he had for a bit a few episodes ago (sorry if someone answered and I missed it).

    I forgot about TO Morrow entirely. Is he helping out with the Kordtech weather drones based on his tech?
     
  7. Michael Vonica

    Michael Vonica Know what you're doing yet?

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    Paul went to visit him once, and realized that his own subconscious desires were dictating Morrow's actions. So Morrow was simply living with Red Tornado, and not causing any evil trouble, which was about all that Paul wanted him to do.
     
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  8. DrThoth

    DrThoth I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I remember that, yeah. Just wondered if he was doing anything else. Though I really don't know how much time has passed in-universe since then.
     
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  9. Vaermina

    Vaermina Experienced.

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    At which point all the black lanterns were brought back to life by the White Light and fought their Orange Construct counterparts. :p
     
  10. Stsword

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    I'll take things that never happened in Blackest Night, Alex! For crying out loud, The Orange Lantern Corps and White Lanterns were on the same side.

    Something that did happen in Blackest Night was that Deadman, a ghost, was resurrected as a White lantern despite his soul very very obviously not inhabiting his body at the time of resurrection.
     
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  11. Bramble Thorn

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    Ok, this seems like one of the ways to trigger OL really, really hard.
    Like that one family that found the Doctors button and all got locked away in fates worse than death.

    ...OL really doesn't look to kindly on possessive Lichery around these here parts.
    Should have just used a spare soulless corpse like a normal lich.
    But Golden helmet face huggers he takes about as well as the GLC does Starro infestations.
     
  12. Michael Vonica

    Michael Vonica Know what you're doing yet?

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    What if that's the plan? Push Paul's berserk button, get him to make a mistake, and take him out of the game early? Paul could easily be seen as one of the leading organizers of magical and demonic research and defense.
     
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  13. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down!

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    Wanna bet Truggs pulled this Nabu specifically to fuck with Paul.
     
  14. LazySloth13

    LazySloth13 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    If I had to guess Trugg's, and the remaining members of The Light, plans and resources have been hit hard by Paul's actions thus decided in order to fight the League they need to summon corrupted versions of known heroes to act as either cover or to test experimental magic-tech.
     
  15. Ngamer11

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    And then they bit off more than they could chew. But they could turn this to their advantage, as they can have the heroes clean up their mess. Typical supervillain mindset.
     
  16. Michael Vonica

    Michael Vonica Know what you're doing yet?

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    At this point, the only reason I can see for Paul not having cleaned up the light by using QW scans is that, first off, it's a power that they know nothing about, and so he wants to save it, and secondly, he's very secretly organizing a massive, coordinated attack for when he pulls the move, so that way, the bad guys won't have any chance to find a method to counteract QW scans, like how they counteracted ring scans so quickly.
     
  17. Vaermina

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    No?

    Blackest Night ended with all the Black Lanterns being brought back to life not turned into White Lanterns.
     
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    Mr Zoat

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    16th September 2012
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    White mist rises from the eye holes, obscuring whoever is inside. Faint trails of green sludge run down from the tear ducts, the nasal area and the edges of the rictus-grinning teeth. Parts of the helmet look… Rusted? Or encrusted with something. I don't recognise it, and nothing's coming up in the database, but that definitely wasn't demonic magic.

    "Sir, can you tell me your name?"

    "Mich-. Mike Brown."

    "Hello Mike, I'm Orange Lantern. And this is Supergirl."

    Kara waves. "Hiyah!"

    "That's an interesting helmet you've got there. Would you mind telling me where you got it?"

    "I didn't want to put it on!"

    "Alright. I'm not accusing you of putting in on of your own will. I'd just like to start by learning where you found it."

    "He didn't give me any choice!"

    "Mike, is anyone in danger?"

    "Everyone is!" He turns his head, looking around. I… Can't see anything special that he might be looking at. "It's showing me… It's showing me such horrible things."

    "I deal with horrible visions by shooting them until they die. I'm happy to help you do the same."

    His head snaps to me, the white vapour emerging from his eyes briefly flowing sideways.

    "Not on your best day, Lantern."



    No.

    I make a small effort, but I can't entirely prevent myself from smiling.

    "Nabu? Lord of Order? Looks like you've seen better days."

    "Order. It's offal. Just another name for the same old thing: the gurgle, ooze, purl and spurt of protoplasm, deluding itself that there is meaning."

    "Is this your Goth phase? Should I get you some eye-liner?"

    Since that's not his body, I won't offer him a razor blade.

    "Do you think that your mockery of me has some meaning?"

    "Makes me feel better. I realise this is supposed to be some sort of shocking turnabout, where we meet a demonically corrupted alternate of an ally of ours, but honestly? Our Nabu was an arsehole too, and I'm not exactly sad that I'm going to get to kill you so that it sticks."

    I don't say 'again', because Kara's not in the loop and Mike Brown doesn't need to hear that.

    "What difference do you think killing me makes to your miserable, delusional, monkey existence? Your feeble attempts to find meaning in a meaningless universe?"

    "Oh you're one of those. Look, the thing as it is in an absolute sense is not the same as the thing as it is experienced. I know perfectly well that there's no absolute truth or value to our actions or thoughts, but you see these rings?" I hold my fists out. "Orange. I am the Superman. I make-."

    "No you're not."

    I frown at Kara.

    "I'm sorry?"

    "You're not Superman. I mean, he wears red and blue, and you wear grey and orange."

    "No, not.. 'Superman' as in 'Kal-El, son of Jor-El'. The Superman, in the Nietzschean sense of someone who creates their own values rather than finding them in the external world."

    Kara frowns. "That sounds weird. Why did he name that after Kal?"

    "And this is the value you have created, Superman?"

    Kara turns to him and frowns. "No, he literally just said that he's not Superman; he's the Superman." She turns back to me. "How come you don’t like him, anyway?"

    "It's to do with how Nabu -our version of Nabu- uses the bodies of the people he possesses. They put the helmet on, and then he gets control of their bodies for as long as he wants."

    "But he's a hero. I'm sure he doesn't use their bodies for longer than he has to."

    "Are you afraid to tell her the truth, Superman? The scent of murder is upon you."

    "I've killed a lot of people. I've come pretty close to exterminating an entire species."

    Kara clasps her hands to her mouth, her eyes going wide.

    "But they were all really bad. Look, weird demon Nabu, you're a powerful magic helmet. If you can't think of anything to do with your time, pick something at random and stick with it. Sheer pride will eventually result in you valuing your skill, and there's really no material benefit to proving that what you're doing has some non-subjective value because even if 'true' reality exists we will always be stuck in our own perspective."

    "I never said that I was a demon, fool."

    "I never said you were a fool, demon. Mike, are you still with us?"

    His shared head lolls for a moment, and he brings his right hand up to support it.

    "They're… They're starving, and he smiles as he hears their despair!"

    "Who is, Mike?"

    "The.. people, everyone! On the world, their world! Everything's… Gone! Their civilisation, their… Hope."

    "We'll get right on to fixing that, Mike, but right now we need to help you. Are you able to take the helmet off?"

    "Yes, please take the helmet off."

    "Change of plan: don't take the helmet off."

    "It kills them. The cultists, they… They beg him but he makes them do it anyway! Oh God!"

    "Taking off the helmet is fatal for the host?"

    "The flesh melts off their face and their brains melt out of the skull!"

    That's a little more difficult, and I don’t have mana batteries prepared. I do however have suppression chains and this Nabu has no friends.

    "Alright demon, are you going to come quietly, or do I have to beat you-."

    Yellow lightning writhes around his body and then leaps for us!
     
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  19. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    Either "I didn't have any/a choice" or "It didn't give me a choice" I'd imagine. Also, the exclamation mark isn't yellow, no clue if that's intentional or not though.
     
  20. Ngamer11

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    Why does it sound like Kara Zor-L will get a reality check on how the multiverse works? I mean, based on how she acted when Paul first met her, she just survived the death of her people and yet acts like a preppy highschool girl.

    Also, I really hope Paul can take down this Nabu on his own to demonstrate how much more powerful he's become.
     
  21. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down!

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    I'm excited to see Paul murder Nabu again!
     
  22. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 Not too sore, are you?

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    No real clue what's going on with this part as well actually, but considering the context I imagine it's a formatting error.
     
  23. jasonh23761

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    Aww yes, murder time!
     
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    Thank you, corrected.
     
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    He's gone full Sanchez.

    The grey is a good touch, since orange is just blegh

    Nietzchea was a weird guy.

    He used to and then Klarion and Roanoke happened.

    So maybe not Hell magic corrupted but probably driven crazy by watching the world he was protecting become a hell on Earth.

    But you thought it.

    As far as you know.

    Mike mentioned cultists, so he may have other people working for him.

    And there's always demon summoning.
     
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    Oh I remember this Nabu.

    ...Frag that jerkoff.
     
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    It could just be how she acts or it may be a Kryptonian thing, like Tamaraneans.

    Remember that despite all the things that happened to them, being abducted, raped, assaulted and experimented on, Kori and Komand'r seemed to be psychologically fairly okay and Komand'r even seemed to find the reactions Paul was expecting from someone that had undergone those things to be weird.
     
  28. crazygrox

    crazygrox I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    So this is something that needs to be brought up more clearly.

    OL says that he killed Nabu, he says it whenever it comes up, but while he gave the order to kill the guy, he didn't actually apply lethal force.
    John Constantine applied a nonlethal force at Paul's order that could have escalated to lethal(the batteries draining Nabu), but before it had the chance to escalate to lethal Nabu went and stabbed the batteries and there was an explosion/a lethal drain.
    Sure Paul gave the order, but the one who killed Nabu was either John or Nabu himself, and it's hypothetically possible that if the fight hadn't come to so sudden an end Cornwall boy might have spoken up to convince Paul to stop the drain at a nonlethal level.
     
  29. Ngamer11

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    But Paul's the one who set it all up. So saying he's the one who killed Nabu is true enough when you look at all the facts, since brain dead for a magic helmet is little different from actually dead. Also, he thought it in this scene instead of saying it because Kara Zor-L is there and not in the loop.
     
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    Does the source need to kick you in the balls again?

    Because I'm pretty sure we can arrange that.
     
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