PREVIOUS THREADS: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hot-Blooded%20Henshin%20Hero%20QuestTWITTER: @RevengeanceQLAST TIME: We fought with Ivory Moon, the Tiger of Progress, who used never-before-seen powers of mental manipulation to disorient us and nearly make us kill civilians.Makoto eventually found us and gave some emotional support while offering to break up a drug deal at the docks. When we left her to move and scout out, the Phoenix revealed to us that we'll eventually have to fight for our lives against the other Avatars during something called the Universal Solstice.---"So I'm not a force for good--I'm your bargaining chip for reigning over this Earth." you say outloud. Something makes you not care if a stray gangster overhears you.'It's only part of it. This is by necessity--if we didn't choose this system, could you imagine the chaos when all you Avatars would battle against one another? With this organization, we can at least have a modicum of control.'"Whatever. I don't want to talk any more about this." you say, waving your palm. "Just leave me be to think."'I know your thoughts.'"Go!!"With that, it's warm presence leaves your thoughtspace as you see Makoto move back up beside you."Hey!" She gives a playful punch to your shoulder. "We've got something easy ahead, unfortunately. About 6 total, only two seem to have weapons. One's just a knife, too! Can you believe it? It's like they're tryna' get beaten up by two badass superheroes!"She notices your slump and bends down towards you. "Hon? Something bad? Did that guy leave a bug in your brain? Or uh...whatever his powers were?"> "I'm fine, Makoto." (curt)> "Avatar business. After this, I can tell you." (Honest)> Write-in.
>>46758297>> "Avatar business. After this, I can tell you." (Honest)
>>46758297>> "Avatar business. After this, I can tell you." (Honest)Afternoon QM how are you
>>46758297>"Avatar business. After this, I can tell you.Once piping hot and at your door. http://pastebin.com/Qasqt1Uk
>>46758448>>46758369>>46758398"Avatar business. After this, I can tell you." you say. You get up to your full height, stretching slightly to get into the mood of crimefighting.Makoto takes a moment, but nods. "Okay. That's good that you're willing to be forthcoming! I...thank you, Yukari. I'm glad you're not brushing me aside."You hug Hurricane wordlessly and bump the bottom part of your helmet to the top of her's, in a vague show of smooching her forehead, elliciting a laugh from both parties.Seriously though, it's time to kick ass.Backflipping concurrently and making a fantastic leap over the cargo boxes, you land smack dab in the middle of the gaggle of gangsters, their hands currently engaged in exchange of heinously horrible heroin.Alliterative, ain't it?You take a look around at them, awestruck as they are at the sudden bust of their goods."H-Hey! You're with the Peacekeeper's, aintcha? W-We were cleared today from the Shadow guy himself!" His jittering hands move for a handgun, before Hurricane tackles him to the ground and twists his wrist behind his back in restraint."Correction: /She's/ with the Peacekeeper's. I'm a proud free agent!" Makoto chirps."And me?" You crack your knuckles. "I'm...">"A bit of a rebel, let's say.">"Someone who doesn't play by shitty rules.">Write-in.
>>46758585>>"Someone who doesn't play by shitty rules."A bit late, but I'm here now.>>46758448Bless you, American.
>>46758585>>Write-in.I am the truth of this world! I carry the flame of true justice! I AM VANQUISH!
>>46758585>>"Someone who doesn't play by shitty rules."
>>46758807>>46758684"I'm someone who doesn't play by shitty rules." With that, you throw a punch to the gangster nearest to you, sending him skidding as he crashes into a cargo box, immediately unconscious.The other just by him pulls out a piece, a small handgun, and shakily fires, the bullet whizzing past you and hitting into side of a crane. You turn towards him, ducking beneath his next shot and deliver an uppercut to send the gun spinning from his grip, and another blow to his cheek to knock him out cold on the ground.Hurricane meanwhile moves blindingly fast, their shots unable to even come close to hitting her. You can tell she must be grinning hugely beneath her mask. She stops before one gangster, delivering a punch before practically teleporting to the other for another hit. She alternates between the two like a boxer switches hooks on just one, before pulling a 360-roundhouse to knock them both down.The remaining two handle the bag of heroin shakily, before the other runs off, not making it far before Makoto tackles him headfirst into the stomach. He knows better than to try and get up.The one clasping the heroin bag's face shifts, contorting in an expression of worry. "T-They'll kill me if they find out about this. Kill you both too!"You step forward, squeezing your fist. "I think you'll find the Peacekeeper's aren't going to last forever with their little scheme. And the first step is dismantling you guys on the bottom.""H-He's gonna come and kill us, goddamit! Don't you care? Aren't you a hero?""I beat him before and I'll do it again. You'll live--behind bars."With one solid punch, you send him to Dreamland."Well!" Makoto says, flash-stepping from unconscious drugpusher to drugpusher, "that was pretty fun! Petty crime is easy exercise, kinda like a stress ball, huh?""Yeah...but I am worried about Nighthawk's retaliation." You almost start again, but stop.>cont.
>>46759196"He has made it a bit impossible to do this, huh?" She says, pacing. At lightning speed.Sheesh."He says it's for order, but it's order for another reason. He just wants things convenient like the bastard he is." You sigh. "Did I tell you about Paragon?" She shakes her head. "No.""He believes in it all! Says he feels guilt for the March 22nd incident, the people that died, that if this existed, it wouldn't have happened...it's ridiculous. It means the only member we can trust now is Cogmaster, and even he can be manipulated by Nighthawk to not be able to tell any secrets."Makoto twiddles her thumbs, thinking. "...what were you saying about Avatar stuff?""I...The thing that gives me my powers, the Phoenix. He said there would come a day where me and the other Avatars would have to battle one another. And--I'm pretty sure that I know of two others. The third is a mystery. Ivory, my rival--is the Tiger, and the 'Genbu' who is leading the Peacekeeper's conspiracy is definitely the Tortoise.""That /is/ what the Tortoise is called in Japanese..." she remarks. "So wouldn't that just mean it's Nighthawk?"You shake your head. "Seems too simple. He tried to kill me before, he definitely would've pulled out the stops and used those powers on me. It has to be someone else, some other head to this snake..."Makoto nods. "Well, we could always try and recruit more allies. We might have Showstepper, and we definitely have Nellie, but that's barely enough. We can handle street level people, but remember how Paragon went to Europe? Do you even know the power levels of some of the European heroes? Iron Maiden? Captain Albion? And well...you know."You sigh. "Yeah. Blitzkrieg."God forbid..."The point is, we need to find other people who were rejected by the association at tryouts like me." she says. "I've...been digging. Into what happened to my brother. I know just the place to start.">"Where?">"What've you found about him?"
>>46759511>>"What've you found about him?"
>>46759511>>"What've you found about him?"Angry doing something again?
>>46759511>>"What've you found about him?"Please tell me you've been careful about it
>>46759532>>46759555>>46759579"You must hate hearing these two words, but...not much. What I did learn is that whoever killed him is some kind of amateur. Not a professional by any means. He basically got hazed into doing it. He had a criminal record for drug possession prior, and could only become part of the Peacekeeper's if that 'little favor' was done for them. So...somehow, a failure of a superhero killed the greatest hero I knew." She sighs. "It just still makes no sense...""Are you sure it's a he? And where did you find this out?""Just where I was getting to. I have no confirmation on gender--but the sword that killed him required a strong grip. It's a fairly large sword for a katana. I assumed a man for it.""As for sources, there's a fight club, in the underground. Run totally by the vigilantes and failed superheroes of the city. Imagine if Edward Norton had laser beam-eyes, without the split personality, or the corruption or nihi--okay, it's Fight Club in name only, but amongst ex-heroes."You suck in air through your teeth. Damn."Did you enter?""No, part of the 'insurance' that you don't rat out if you participate is not going with a mask, and revealing your identity to all the viewers. If they find out you went to the cops, they can find you and personally...do things." She censors herself and shudders."So, what, you think some of them have it in for the Peacekeeper's, but are also still good people?" Makoto shrugs. "Best I got, sweetie. They do have some tough people there, but respect is earned and not bought--one of us has to enter and fight our way to the top.""...fuckin' tournament arcs." You mutter.>"I'll do it.">"Let's get someone else to do it.">Write-in.
>>46759789>>"I'll do it."Gotta ease some stress right?
>>46759789>>"I'll do it."We can't send someone else to do what we wont
>>46759789>>"I'll do it."If they try to hurt us, then we hurt them even harder!
>>46759906>>46759892>>46759816"I'll do it." you say solemnly. "Anything that happens for my identity being exposed...I ain't gonna let it happen.""That's the Vanquish I know!" She says, clapping her hands together. "Also, we need an 'underground' fight name for you. Just a requirement, but that can come later. I'll show you the place tonight, but your first set of fights won't come for a few days at the least. For now, I recommend you get some R&R. You've had a pretty stressful day, what with Paragon and Ivory and now this..."You sigh. "Yeah...even I deserve to goof off and demolish a tub of ice cream, huh?""I already have enough trouble carrying you, sweetie--kidding, kidding!" She corrects as you lightly punch her shoulder. "See you tonight?" She smiles."Tonight, yeah." You say, hugging her and tugging her helmet and yours off with a small chaste kiss.She smiles blissfully, and with your masks put back on, you run back towards your apartment.>What to do until tonight?
>>46760123>Get that tub of ice cream and goof of. While pinching our stomach to make sure we aren't actually gaining weight.
>>46760123Work out while jamming out to a song
>>46760147...fuck you all
>>46760226We love you too MQM
>>46760226Right back at you.
>>46760147>>46760178You crack the lid on some cookies and cream ice cream (not your favorite, just the most affordable at a tub) and get a sizable spoon for it, glancing at the laptop screen for anything new on YouTube.You have an easy tendency to get distracted, either by checking a social media link, or just listening to shitty OSTs and forgetting what you were doing. still, in the matter of hours that you're left to your own devices, you whittle down the tub to about halfway. That's quite the accomplishment, as it's a fairly large tub.Your mind halway through the day calls back to what Makoto said in jest about not being able to carry you. You know it was a joke, but still...have you been losing your edge?You peel up your tanktop, prodding your stomach slightly. There's a little give, but it's still almost entirely muscle like it's always been...maybe you've just been too hard on yourself. Besides, muscle does weigh more than fat, so if you're heavier, it just means you're getting tougher, not flabbier.You sigh. Maybe you really are just a paranoid wreck about everything...When the sun dips down below the horizon, you finally gear up and head down to street level, where Makoto is waiting in full Hurricane regalia."Ready to make a trip? I can carry you again.">"Lllllet's walk." (Self-conscious)>"Sure, hon." (Don't let it bother you)>Write-in.
>>46758448SO CUTE! >>46760517I can't decide between let's walk, and sure, hon!Onee-sama, you're making it too hard!
>>46760517>>"Lllllet's walk." (Self-conscious)FAT.
>>46760517>>"Lllllet's walk." (Self-conscious)We're still a girl. And girls get self conscious over stupid things>>46760672Many thanks
>>46760730dont bully yukari
>>46760791dont bully her
>>46760813ALWAYS BULLY!>>46760517>>"Lllllet's walk." (Self-conscious)
>wont participate in the kink>will particpate in bullying her for (nonexistent) weight issuesWorst fanbase.
>>46760832>>46760735>>46760730"Lllllet's walk." You say, dragging it out and striding awkwardly alongside her. She looks pretty confused, but just decides to go in alongside you."So, this walk will take a lot longer than a ride from me will. You're sure?""Sure.""I'm fine to carry you--""I'm sure.""...okay then." Makoto says, leading you across the streets past intersection and intersection. The city is surprisingly quiet this night, as you go all along the route. Some cars whizz by, unaffected by you or Hurricane's presence.Evidently it's Arcadia's 'Don't Give A Shit' hour.As she finally gets you up to the gates leading to an abandoned subway tunnels, she turns to you."Ready for this?"You nod and hop the chains closing it off from the public. She follows suit as you head down, a bouncer with his arms crossed being the first thing you see near an abandoned pair of turnstiles."Vanguard." He says curtly. "And a newbie. How are you, lady? Or are you just here to bet?"You raise your fist to the air as fire claims your body, wreathing you in your costume in a localized firestorm."Vanquish." You say, firmly. You remove your helmet, staring straight at him. "And I'm here to win."END OF CHAPTER 10 PT 2.real henshin hours are go
>>46761156When do we bet Nighthawk's face in again?
>>46761156So are we gonna encounter like power rangers or other C tier heroes?
>>46761180not soon enough
>>46761203Essentially--but not everyone was rejected from the Peacekeeper's because they were weak, let's just say.
>>46761244I see. By the way guys are you ready for the reveal of the Dark Souls kickstarter tomorrow?
>>46761156Onee-sama, I want a donut! my gf won't let me eat any because I had some yesterday! But I've been craving one now though!
>>46761331didnt we just get over the fact that yukari is fatyou tryna cosplay her nowby gettin fat>>46761326I thought DS3 was the end?
>>46761331Ugh, you truly are The Worst.
>>46761397Oh hey, you're here.>>46761331FAT.
>>46761440I'm always here.
>>46761544Are you though?Nice dubs.
>>46761628The dubs confirm I am.Someone with taste has to balance out Worst's awfulness.
>>46761356They are making a Tabletop form of the game, I hope the minis look good>>46761544Where you been?
>>46761902Hiding in the corner, mas-er, working on papers for class.Same reason there was no Sin Princess Quest last week. I'll remedy that this Friday, however.
>>46761978My character art folder is a wonderland of such things. Carefully cultivated.
>>46761962>>46762411W-wow, Onii-chan! Pretty!So, why couldn't you come to the last thread?Also, I broke my foot!
>>46762576Good, also because I was working on a 15 page paper that I'd been putting off working on.I am my own worst enemy.
>>46762684That picture makes me uncomfortable, Onii-chan! You know I have hemophobia!That's your own fault for putting it off!
>>46762738She has a point, you know.>>46762684Do your work, you lazy bastard.
>>46762738>>46762764I do what I want, cowards!
>>46762796>Calling me a coward when you don't do your papers
>>46762796Stop posting blood, Onii-chan! You're making me feel sick!
>>46762863It's not cowardice, it's selective activeness!>>46762911NO
So, we're up on the archives.That's good.