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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. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    Yeah, probably a good thing this happened after your change of heart about focusing solely on the objective over the lives of anyone involved. Never know what part The Question, Empress and Black Orchid will play in something, someday. Fate could work around their deaths, but why give it the hassle?

    Bonus, if you're lucky, whoever's behind this will tell you exactly what they've been doing and were planning. Because guys like this need to feel smarter than everyone.

    Can't he be both? A disposable fragment of Anti-Life, or wired in such a way they can take it back if it looks like he might lose. Whatever happens, whoever's backing him will get a considerable amount of useful data.

    Ah, yes, piss him off. Make him angry, make him stupid. And hope he can't just kill you off-hand, or worse.

    Looks like there's something hinky about the Boom Tube doing a number on one of his more exotic senses.

    Bruno Mannheim. The waste himself.Looks like for this version, working with Apokalips is paying off...

    Guessing 'Father Bruno' is some manner of disguise. Would explain the forgettable nature of his appearance.

    Ha! Kidnapping, Sorcery Most Foul... and Sartorial Misuse. Quite the bevy of crimes.

    That's probably the Anti-Life. He's probably aware he's little more than a bottom-feeder who got lucky...

    That's right, get him monologuing. Take the time to think of a way to kick his ass...

    Looks like Scot doesn't know as much about New Godhood as he thought he did. A good wake-up call, then.

    I'm guessing he's been imprinted with a tiny fraction of His godly nature. Like stamping a brand on a head of cattle. Or maybe moulding a lump of clay...

    Ah, something of a religious experience, eh? Did He speak with three million voices?

    Though I don't doubt Darkseid has a very tight hold of the leash, so He can reclaim His property.

    Or a glimpse of a Devil...

    Gee, how nice of him. I suppose he's at least doing some good in all this, though. Once they sort out the Anti-Life infection stuff...

    Oh, hush up, Bruno. You don't have nearly the gravitas of Ol' Ironsides. :p

    So, not much left of the man he was, then.

    Ah... Yes, that could be a problem. :oops: What with the Life Entity napping inside Earth's metaphysical core... Well done, Guardians.

    Yeah, no. Not going to be letting anything that fowl go on. There's a lot of people ready and willing to take issue with that plan.

    Unfortunately, I don't think he's going to let you retreat. Typical 'Boss Arena Lockdown' fake difficulty...

    And the other are useful tools to allow it to touch others? Sounds about right.

    Ah, pre-fight cutscenes. Let's hope it's skippable if you have to reload a save... :rolleyes:

    Well, this seems pretty terrible. Not sure things could get much worse, huh? Oh, wait. Plenty of Sheeda beasties lurking somewhere nearby, no doubt. That would put just the best cap on this day. Still, this could be possibly one of the best team compositions to handle this fight. Just a matter of who's going to tank, lacking a Superman...
     
  2. Cuchulin

    Cuchulin Versed in the lewd.

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    Sorry Brunoseid! But, like the Zombie Lawyer Mr Slant, OL is much to busy to die.
     
  3. Bigking321

    Bigking321 Know what you're doing yet?

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    Well...

    This seems to have escalated rather quickly.
     
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  4. Signaller

    Signaller Getting sticky.

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    How does the conversion of Bruno parallel to Lynne in the Renegade timeline? Also, other than OL and MM, who else on the room can hear the Godspeech?
     
  5. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  6. Duke Long

    Duke Long Know what you're doing yet?

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    ‘us of’?
    ‘if’
    ‘my rings’?
    ‘a’
    ‘of those who live’?
     
  7. Vaermina

    Vaermina Experienced.

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    Isn't that your own fault though? You went into this firmly believing you were the biggest fish in the pond and could handle anything that might get thrown at you.

    Hell, just a few minutes ago you were literally bragging about how you would kill Darkseid. So here's your chance to put your money where your mouth is against a fraction of his strength.
     
  8. AmericanNumbers

    AmericanNumbers Know what you're doing yet?

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    So, Paul can't use his rings but can he summon the Ophidian?
     
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  9. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Accused of writing in a far away land

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    Replying to Vaermina: He said Darkseid was on the list after the Reach.


    Saying I plan to eventually be good enough at chess to beat a grandmaster, doesn't mean you're ready to beat a drunk grandmaster today.

    Although I'd bet on Paul and Co against Mini-Darkseid right now. I think he means he's not ready to beat Apokolips.
     
  10. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  11. Darko

    Darko Connoisseur.

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    Nope, you're really not.

    Not necessarily.

    Power Rings aren't immune to Darkseid's power, as we saw with renegade.

    Good show.

    Though I'm wondering if that's because of your recent revelations with the JSI or because Anti-Life is doing this.

    That's what happens when you have Anti-Life in you.

    You should know about the Key, and Barda said that he was once human.

    Oh boy, so he may be stronger than your typical Awakened.

    To be fair, the fact that he knew that Hell exists and that Angels are real could have also played at least a small part.

    How very Ozimandias of you.
     
  12. Darko

    Darko Connoisseur.

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    Yeah, a giant grey guy would probably raise a few eyebrows.

    Even in a place with a lot of metahumans.

    To be fair, he didn't receive the best education and this Awakening thing may be fairly new, so he may have not heard about it.

    Though they knew the Key was human, so he should probably know about that.

    Unless he forgot.

    Hey, don't insult Lucifer.

    How were they supposed to know that the big grey emo would want the planet?

    Darkseid may not have even been born when they put it there.
     
  13. Windona

    Windona Beetle Queen of Crackshipping

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    Oh boy. Well, the best is to hope Darkseid isn't too invested and this is more a casual relationship, though that's not likely.

    Those guys hooked up do need help. Hopefully it won't screw them up forever if they get out.
     
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  14. Bud-E

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

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    Was Whisper "Promoted" as well or did Darkseid just kill everyone else in intergang once he made Bruno his "agent"?
     
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  15. NightmareWarden

    NightmareWarden I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I… don’t think we’re going to rescue Big Barda anytime soon, guys. Sorry, Scott.
     
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  16. Darko

    Darko Connoisseur.

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    Rescue mission to Apokolips for the next episode?
     
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  17. Sojiko

    Sojiko Getting sticky.

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    Well, that's not good.
     
  18. Bud-E

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

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    We saw earlier in this episode Paul can alter, possibly permanently, a New God's desires. This episode could end with Paul forcibly changing Darkseid or at least this "Avatar" of Darkseid or maybe Paul forces Bruno's desires to the forefront and cuts the link with Darkseid.
     
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  19. Darko

    Darko Connoisseur.

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    I think he thought about that earlier, but chose not to do it since he didn't want to risk exposing the embodiment of avarice to something so destructive.
     
  20. Vaermina

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    There's also the fact that New God's can just out right kill the Ophidian.
     
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  21. Windona

    Windona Beetle Queen of Crackshipping

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    What. we know of New Gods who have died. Never heard of one of the seven entities being capable of dying.
     
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  22. Stsword

    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    It's happened once- in that idiotic post flashpoint "The universe is dying because the rainbow lanterns are using up all the emotional energy" storyline.

    The entities sacrificed themselves to restore the reservoir.

    But the death of the entities is certainly implied in Blackest Night- The goal was to kill the White Light Entity.

    Presumably the death of the white light entity would have killed the rest of them, and since the White Light Entity seemed to be the strongest of them all, if it can be killed than the others should be killable.

    But that took a special plan from Nekron, who is essentially the embodiment of oblivion.
     
  23. Windona

    Windona Beetle Queen of Crackshipping

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    Yeah, even then the Entities feel way less Killable than New Gods
     
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  24. Assblaster5000

    Assblaster5000 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Based off of some very long winded "Well x can do this so y should scale to that too" power scaling The Emotional Embodiments should be above basically everything in DC baring the absolute peaks the setting has ever had for power (think stuff like The Overmonitor, RETCONN, and Superman not holding back), which Darksied absolutely gets trounced by since he can't even stack up to Trigon. Anti-Life maybe has a better chance just because of what it is, but even then that's not exactly a perfect weakness since even The Black Light hasn't managed to turn The Glow off and I'd argue it's a bit more potent.
     
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  25. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I will not be using anything of that storyline, because it was stupid.
     
  26. DAT_NOOB

    DAT_NOOB Accused of writing in a far away land

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    What??? but it's from the New 52 and we all know how much you love the New 52!

    Jokes aside isn't that the blackest night? or are you using a different blackest/orangest night?
     
  27. BR549

    BR549 This is filth! FILTH!!

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    Blackest Night is pre New-52. Barely.

    Also the Green Lantern comics kinda...ignored that New 52 had happened for quite awhile, and kept doing their own thing just as they had been doing all along with no noticable changes.

    (Then presumably The Board noticed this and that's where Relic and Ysmault being in Sector 2814 came from.)
     
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  28. Stsword

    Stsword Versed in the lewd.

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    I'm pretty sure he was referring to the Relic storyline with the emotional lights being used up and not the second part of where I referenced Blackest Night.

    Considering there is an alt.Paul who is a vampire black lantern in Buffyverse and it has been established that Earth is the 5th World because Earth is the 5th world that the Guardians have hidden the White Light Entity, obviously he has already referenced Blackest Night in this story
     
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  29. Threadmarks: Pete Tong (part 15)
    Mr Zoat

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    31st December 2012
    14:14 GMT -5


    Karon tightens her hold around my shoulders as she feels me twitch, and I lean my head against her shoulder. I know what she's doing: trying to reassure me without making it obvious what she's doing. It'll take, like, a moment, but there's this thing where she kinda realizes what she's doing and she's not sure if she needs to-.

    This time I snort. Which makes her turn her head towards me and get a face full of hair.

    Okay, a chin full of hair. I need to try wearing heels or something.

    "Holly?"

    "Just thinking."

    "'kay. Thinking what?"

    "It's New Years Eve. In Gotham. And we're walking down a street in The Bowery like it's no big."

    "We're both carrying."

    "Yeah-yeah, but that's just 'cause… I mean, duh. But you really think we're gunna have to use 'em?"

    "No. No, I don't."

    "And it's New Year, and I don't think some crazy Arkham-escapee's gonna try anything. How 'bout you?"

    "Huh."

    "Yeah. 'Huh'. We're-. We're actually doing good. You, and me, and-. And the city. And I don't think it's just 'cause Batman busted some guy. I think it's… Like… Fixed."

    "And lemme guess, you've got three days 'til retirement."

    Huh?

    "No? I've got, like, fifty years-. Oh. No. I mean, I'm prob'bly gonna live 'til retirement, but… It's nice. Like the future's taken care of and we can just live."

    Karon stops, and I stop with her. I look up, and she's sort of looking around in a way that I wouldn't have dared to do a couple years ago 'cause it makes you look like you don't know where you are and stand out and stuff and that's just asking to get mugged. I mean, this street's not all that… Huh. Guess I never really looked at it eith-.

    It's tall and dark and I can feel the streets pressing in around me and why did I think coming out was a good idea? A girl-.

    There's a pressure on my hand and for a moment I think they've got me but I look up and I see it's Karon and I can see the same look in her eyes and we need to get out of here!

    I grab her back and we run, we run back towards the bridge and I can hear screams around us but with the rows of buildings I can't see what or who's screaming and there's a guy-.

    We skid to a halt and in his face I see alla the guys who used to fuck me and then I see his face and it's just some guy but that just means he hasn't tried me yet and he could, he could.

    He's going to.

    And I just stand there because that's what I do and Karon's got her gun out and-

    BANG! BANG!

    -she shoots him but there's a world full of guys like him all around us-.
    And That's Just How It Is.
    "C'm on."

    She keeps her gun in her hand and grabs me with the other, grabs my upper arm and not my hand and pulling me because I belong to her for whatever she wants because she shot him and she'll shoot them and that’s fine.
    And That's Just How It Is.
    It's better to be a toy than a dishcloth.

    31st December 2012
    14:19 GMT -5


    Zauriel lunges, burning sword raised and air vibrating with his voice.

    "No."

    Mannheim steps forward and catches him around the throat too quickly for me to see. He yanks Zauriel towards him and I see his lips move for a moment before he drop Zauriel to the floor.

    "N-o-o."

    Zauriel collapses onto his back, sword abandoned, body convulsing and what looks like silver… Blood? Leaking from his eyes.

    "Ignorant angel. You will learn. All is one in Darkseid, now and forever."

    I could try looking into Zauriel, try to work out what the Anti-Life's doing to him and maybe fix it. But that opens a point of vulnerability. Mundane attacks, let Dr. Balewa and Mr. Free handle the exotic aspect.

    "Activate gauntlets and lunge."

    "Miss." Unimpeachable Authority.

    He sidesteps as I swing my right palm, arms back behind his back, expression calm. Come on, I've always been sceptical about this. He's a large target. No matter how agile he is, there's only so much space for him to move to. And my kinetic system lets me move in all directions without worrying about momentum.

    "Armour, message-"

    I reverse direction and he steps back, and I immediately extend the kinetic barrier behind him, causing-.

    He just steps through it.

    "-team: any time."

    Accelerate towards him, then.

    He backs up but I'm faster, my arms swinging inwards to clap him-.

    He catches my wrists just below the crumbler zone. Which means that his head is in exactly the right place for the purple ray. Not sure if having an evil god in your soul is healable-

    I trigger the ray and shoot him in the face.

    -but I'll give it a try.

    He doesn't even notice. "All you build will come to naught."

    "Maybe, but not to-"

    I charge upwards, his hands still clasped around my wrists. The ceiling explodes, a broken-down dryer going flying across the room.

    "-day."

    His eyes glow a very faint red and I fly up through the building, the plaster board used for the weak interior divides bursting all over the place as he keeps holding on and not even bothering to try and attack me. I try and manoeuvre so that a lump of it at least blocks his face off, but it's not happening. Then I guess it's another-

    Boof!

    -floor-!

    And-. And he's gone?

    Ring active. Alert! Major mental alternations detected.

    What? Considering, I feel f-.

    Worldwide.
     
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    First the Sheeda, now a global Anti-Life infection. Every human on the planet is going to be in therapy forever.
     
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