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Last Time on Worm Quest:You Robbed a bank, broke some buddies out of PRT holding and then killed Krieg after declaring war on the gangs.

What is this: A Wormverse version of the Joker. With Tinker and Mover Powers. The universe is based on a Web serial about superheroes full of grimdark and sadness. The main character is essentially a person who is capable of experiencing fun and not immediately being punished by the universe, mostly due to incredible dice rolls. We had eight crit successes in the first thread alone.

How does it work?: D20's mostly, I keep a list of modifiers and stats on my computer. You have three actions a day and can do things.

Description of main character so those who are new don't immediately assume we're going full edge: He may be a bit evil and demented, he may kill a few villains, and he may be a general immature ass but at his heart, behind the white skin and teeth, he is still Barnaby Campbell, a kid who loves his mom and little brother and wanted to be a hero. [quote from thread]

We have a Discord, it's for containing shitposting. and telling people when I'm running. https://discord.gg/gERNbV

Archive Link
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Worm:%20One%20Bad%20Day
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You come to several hours later, awoken by the sounds of talking from the common room. Most of the others are in there and talking about teenager things. Some idle conversation later and you find yourself thinking over what to do with your time today.

It is Saturday the seventeenth of April, and there is much to do.

Barnaby/Manic
Status:OK
[Need] 13/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:-6
Money: 5,500 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.

Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
Trickster's garb, partial face mask. Lightly reinforced. dark colours for stealth. Molecular resistance field, basically mini krieg.
[Trickster's Cane]
This is a metal cane with an outer shell made of the same metal as your cards but smooth instead of sharp(obviously) it doesn't cut through things in the same way. Instead it softens whatever it hits and deforms it.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.

option list at hideout
Do some Tinkering
Time to play with Chemicals
Explore the City
Go perform Heroic acts
Go Do some Villainy
Food tho
Open Research Screen
New Outfit
You are at war with literally everything, make an attack.
>write in.

Gang members: 14
Grue:Darkness generator and manipulator, knows Kung Fu.
Tattletale:Sherlock Holmes on crack.
Bitch:Has dogs that she can enlarge and turn into car sized hellbeasts.
Regent:Can cause people's muscles to spasm incredibly hard, Can do "other things" but refuses. Psychopath.
Piper:Unpowered vigilante with an awesome costume. kinda fangirly.
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>>2559845
>Do some Tinkering

Need to build that vehicle bay so we can build the Mobile Clinic.

We can crack open Armsy's bike before we build the van itself, but we need the bay regardless.
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>>2559845
>write in.
Group meeting! We can get pizza and snacks and make a thing of it. But we should also get their opinions on what we should do next, who to attack, etc.
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>>2559845
Okay yeah, backing >>2559849
A moment to relax and unwind before we attack someone or decide what to do, like fix the medkits. Asking Bitch about the dog shelter and Bruce, as well as talking to Regent about his leg or Grue about how he's doing would also be good.
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>>2559849
I'll support this, if only because it makes sense.

We've been going hard for a good minute now, and we just got done with a very ironic gassing of Nazi's. We should just sit back and unwind for a second, if only to catch our bearings.
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>>2559849

Yeah. I'll support this.
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>>2559849
Supporting
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>>2559845
>>2559849
+1
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Maybe you should chill out? You've been going pretty Ham for a while now.
Writing.
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>>2559849
Supporting
>>2559845
Is there a reason the Merchants aren't on the map?
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>>2559865
The only real territory that the Archer's bridge Merchants have is what they're allowed to have by the other gangs due to being shitholes.

So while they may have territory nominally, if any other force in the city wanted to lay claim to it seriously then there is nothing they could do. Except maybe the old stadium but eh.
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Although relaxing us cool and all we should probably start focusing on what to do. I know we are laying low for a while to let the dust settle from our bank job. But with Bakuda still on the lose and most likely in charge of the ABB we beed to get our crew geared.
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>>2559870
So what we should do is absorv the merchants into our fold. I mean the guys aren't that bad, certanly better then crazy Bakuda who must be going yandere for our gas right now. And we can always use
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>>2559872

Lung's still up and about last I checked, and while we put a bullet in him, Oni Lee's not dead either.

Bakuda's not in charge yet, but our gas attack has probably made Lung let her a little off the leash. We're not looking at folks with bombs surgically implanted in their heads, but we might be dealing with a bombing run in the near future.
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>>2559874
>Not that bad.
Drug dealers/users. They're not someone we would want in our gang.
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>>2559875
If that happens we should subject the bomb slaves to an even more horrific fate, making sure to keep them alive, then send them back Bakuda's way.
Really paint ourselves almost as a mythological figure. An utterly unpredictable bogeyman who'll either pull completely benign pranks, or commit unspeakable atrocities, seemingly based solely on what its twisted mind thinks is more funny at the time.
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>>2559889
Squealer is probably the only merchant worth it to recruit, basically for her mad max invisible tanks shit, and even then it would require us to detox and rehab her.
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>>2559890

The problem is those folks were either threatened into doing that, had their loved one's being threatened, or had said loved one's with bombs in their head already and were being held at metaphorical gunpoint. And it wasn't just gangsters she did this to, old men and women, young teens, hell I wouldn't be surprised if there were a few kids thrown into the mix. Even worse is the deadman's switch she had, if she goes the every bomb, every single one, goes off at once. From the ones in peoples heads to the ones under buildings (some of them hospitals and goddamn preschools) to a gigantic EMP bomb she built that took out the entire grid of the eastern seaboard.
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>>2559889
We can fix then...take the drug dependecy from then.

>>2559892
Agreed
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>>2559849
We should ask about his unbreakable leg kek. To be completely immature we reference his penis was the unbreakable leg

>>2559870
So we should kick out the bums and acquire Crime Alleys and Mad Manic Cars

>>2559894
Pst, hey Bakuda, a little surgery never hurt anyone right? You should know

>LaughingManic.jpg
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>>2559894
What if we stole her shtick then? Bakuda commands people through fear? That means all we need to do to undermine her authority is to command more fear than her.

> Get TT to identify some of the bombers and locate their loved ones.

> Kidnap slant-eyes.

> Subject them to the most gradual, nightmarish forms of torture that we can imagine. Keep them alive through-out.

> Broadcast it everywhere.

> Offer an ultimatum: Bakuda's head by dawn or it gets worse.
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>>2559907
>We should ask about his unbreakable leg kek. To be completely immature we reference his penis was the unbreakable leg

We should tell him that we are sorry he will never manage a career on the theater since he can't 'break a leg' anymore.
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>>2559912

There's edge and then there's just being a dick. Torturing people who aren't even involved in the shitshow just to start a witch hunt that wouldn't even work because they'd hate you a hell of a lot more than they'd hate her is just stupid.
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>>2559912
Man Bakuda will become our true rival like that. I would rather get ready to nullify her bombs.
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>>2559912
Thats dumb, we should just kidnap Bakuda and turn her into our Reek.

Ya know, when the time comes.
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>>2559916
It would also make us lose our good will with the civies. which we managed to get thanks our speech and actions in the bank
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>>2559913
He'll also win every argument from now on as well, I mean the leg he'll be standing on now is immovable
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>>2559917

We might be able to surgically remove a couple of the bombs. Studying their composition may reveal a common vulnerability between all devices that'll let us disable them?
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>>2559918
> yesssd
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>>2559922
Let's just jack her signal and reverse it so that /she/ blows up instead
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>>2559922
You...don't know Bakuda uh? She would rather push the button and kill everyone rather then leave anyone to find about her tech (as any good tinker should do).
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>>2559932
Nah. I was assuming Manic Luck takes ahold again :V

With the way 20s and 1s come up I was probably hoping it would would've been less problematic to finish the Bakuda problem
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We need to bring our karma up a bit later. From what it looked like during the gang fight our karma can bring us a bonus
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"Alright guys, team meeting in an hour or so. Grue can you pop out and grab us some pizza?"

"Yeah sure."

You call Piper and the actual gang members on a nearby payphone as well, making sure that everyone gets an invite to your little get together. A while later and you find yourself in the common room with the other lieutenants, eating pizza and shooting the shit.

Regent, Tattletale and Grue make up most of the conversation at first, with you and Piper laughing at jokes and making fun of Regent mostly.

"So yeah, then we tazed the hell out of Battery, you'd think with a name like that she'd be immune to electricity or something but nah."
Grue and Regent continue to tell the tale of their thrilling escape from the PRT building as you snack on some pizza.

"Then Regent broke his leg like a dumbass."

"That was Literally not my fault though. Blame the disintegration lady for dropping me on a desk." His faux offence is somewhat undercut by his giggling, and the obvious appreciation of his now unbreakable leg. "Speaking of legs, I have you to thank for this don't I boss? Thanks a ton."

"No problem. Try not to break the rest though, I don't have a million dollars to fix you with."

That gets a few more giggles as conversation pauses and your crew finishes their pizza.

You had something specific to ask, Didn't you?
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>>2559950
>Where do you guys want to go from here? I've got a few plans of my own, but I'm always open to new ideas.

See what's on everybody's mind, let them feel like they have a say in their futures. We've got the Mobile Clinic idea, and we should share that with them, along with the idea of giving them gene mods, tinker weapons, and boosters for the upcoming battles.

Basically make a round table sort of thing, let the gang be ruled by something like a commitee rather than a dictatorship. That's how the other gangs got so stagnant after all, they let their 'leaders' call all the shots and now here we are running rings around the fuckers like nobody's business. If we want to get and stay on top we need to be flexible, and this is the first step.
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>>2559942
Nah. -1/0/1 karma is ideal for maximum ambiguity.
Oh hang on, looks like we are at -6 at the moment? Nevermind, you are absolutely correct. Manic's karma does need to be increased a little.

>>2559950
> "So Germans and Asians working together, huh. Now all we need is for some Italians to get in on this party and we'll have ourselves an axis of villainy."
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We need to shore up our defenses. Please remember that when we're upgrading
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>>2559950
Who wants to poke a dragon?!

We're gunning for the Oni this time bois and gurls

Completely ridiculous idea: we nat 20 Oni Lee to defect to us
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>>2559950
See what tats can do with the Nazi info.
See what the undersiders are looking for in the dark side of cape life.
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>>2559950
This:>>2559954

Also tell then that we will meed to fi d other spots a group as ours need mutiple hideouts. Both to recruit goons as well as to makr move so people don't find our main hideout. Things will be more hard for us with then working so we need to get to know our area. i want everyone to work on mapping our territory and even have some of Ken's pantings in key places mostly to mark our hide outs and others to work as distractions when we move around.
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>>2559963
C-Could our gang sign be the Skeleton Trumpet meme?
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>>2559960
i would rather have Bakuda-chan to defect to us. If there is a person who can understand her genius it's us.
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>>2559964
Well Ken's paintings are capable inly of doing noise so i guess they could work as a alarm system? Only thing we should do is instead of just normal looking skeletons we make then like pic related.
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>>2559970
The reason I suggested the Skeleton Trumpet so is that they continually trumpet when either enemies/intruders appear or when they see Armsmaster

Imagine it; an entire wall or alley or even /street/ continually trumpeting at Armsmaster all day erryday

Amsmaster will never escape the memes
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>>2559978
You I like :)
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>>2559950
Backing >>2559953, especially asking them what they specifically want, territory mapping, and telling them the mobile clinic idea. Also the quote in >>2559954.
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Alright, I shall start writing now.
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>>2559978
I don't know if Ken's painting work like thay or if he needs to be in a certain radius of it to make the paintings be living anyway that would still be a funny thing
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Also posting the list for tinkering weapons ideas.

https://pastebin.com/BQNmJ6F2
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I'm really sorry guys, but something fairly important just came up. I'm gonna have to call it here until tomorrow.

I need to head up to London and look after my nephew for the day.
I should be back around three or so tomorrow provided the trains are good.
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>>2560010
Take care Z
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>>2560010
No problem go take care of the little squirt. We will be here and so will be the thread.
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>>2560010
No prob, see ya later.
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>>2560010
Take care
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

Rollan for Zion's day.
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We should probaly Check on our family sooner or later
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>>2560664
Not when we are being hunted down by literaly everyone. Once we secure our stuff and gear up our boy and girls with tinker tech we can go an check on then.

And if we even go do that we will end up bumping into someone or luring some villain/gang member to our family.

Would be pretty fun to have SS track us down and find our family as we are doing a visit
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>>2560703
Reminder we need familial DNA to get enough information to fix our cells even further. Doesn't need to be much, DNA can be mass-produced and replicated ridiculously easily even in real life.
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>>2560713
I'm not saying to not do it. Just to wait a little bit so we can have some more stomping power so we can handle when the gangs come after us. Our gas needs to be modified to since it won't work a second time around now that people are afraid of it and tinkers can easily build some protection agains it. We need acids, liquid Smile-X, upgrade our knife to be of the same material as our cards. Have some energy rifles for our boys and girls, gene mod Reggie and Ronnie with super steroids. Give Piper a plant regen upgrade (but not yo much or else we end up with a Ivy in our hands) and give the teen couple Alice and Ted some other kind of upgrade...if they want to that is.
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>>2560751
>acids, liquid SmileX
Again, perfect for the spray flower if we can actually make it one of these timeslots.
>upgrade our knife to be of the same material as our cards
Yes, but I rather our knife stay old and trusty the way it is. Dunno.
>energy rifles for our boys and girls
Doesn't fit Joker thematic. Also you have plenty of typos every single post you make. Are you ESL or something?
>gene mod Reggie and Ronnie with super steroids
Once we get Venom, this could be good.
>plant regen upgrade
Nah. Regular regen upgrade is always a plus.
>give the teen couple Alice and Ted some other kind of upgrade
Yeah, okay.
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>>2560892
I have no idea what ESL means.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2560477
On a nat 20 Armsmaster gets One Bad Day
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>>2560920
I guess he's always having a bad day.
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>>2560920
OH FUCK
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>>2560920
>yfw he becomes DEFIANT waaaaaay earlier.
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>>2560924
Maybe he got dumped by Dragon. After all he keeps losing his tech to Manic.
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>>2560903
English Second Language. Either you're not from the US, or you're just bad at spellchecking yourself.

>>2560920
Good.
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>>2560931
>yfw he does it because he wants to kick our ass

i guess he didn't liked us putting so many smiles back to the street. Some people just don't get the joke.
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>>2560938
Oh yeah i'm not american.
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>>2560920
one of these days arm-master is gonna fuck us up when we roll a 1.
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Surprised people haven't opted to hang out with piper more yet, she did pretty well having our back in the bank heist fight. If shes up for some "improvements" then all the better.

Just finished catching up, nice read, hope to catch this in future.
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>>2561055
We are trying to avoid the first girl problem. Although if you think carefully that would make Panacea the first girl in quest. But she is so garbage that anons don't even want to know about her.

Also Piper and Manic seem to have a pretty good chemestry together i just hope it won't end in tears once the endbringer or the S9 come and hit town.
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>>2561080
Well first girl would be tattle or the bug one. So its not first girl, and she already seems to gel with us to some degree.

Plus im fairly certain its all going to end in tears if she and the others get identified and their familys targeted.
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>>2561085
No, no Panacea was the firest girl we ever meet. We only meet Tatty and Bug after we created our Smile-X. We even Touched PanPan boob when we meet.
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>>2561097
Please learn to spellcheck and proofread your posts.
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>>2561102
No
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>>2561097
first girl isn't always the first girl we meet, its the first girl that wants you and takes no work to get or maintain.
it just usually is cause all the waifus are perfect shits with no faults that say yes and let you stick it in their butts the first time.
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>>2561097
If we get very technical, we "met" Vista before Panacea, and Rune before her, and we saw Taylor at the very first post of the quest.
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>>2561151
So yeah, pipers first girl
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>>2561190
There was that fight between the Empire and the PRT. I think they were trying to release Stormtiger from the PRT party van? We meet a lot of girls that day unless that's the even you are saying were we meet Vista and Rune
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>>2561317
Rune was before the Stormtiger fight, we saw her through the window and didn't even fought her. Vista was the day after we fought Armsmaster the first time, on the pasta store, she got frozen by Clockblocker after we kicked his face. The PRT vs Empire fight was the day after that.
What a timeline we have.
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>>2560920
We really are just making Armsmaster's life suffering, aren't we? I love it.
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>>2560920
I just came back to check the thread on my phone.
Wtf guys?

...guess this is canon now.
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>>2561894
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>>2560920
>>2561894
This is me The guy who apparently destroyed Arm-master's life forever. Oh god I didn't mean it I'm sooorrryyyyy ;_;

ID changed cause I'm at my Grandma's house.
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>>2561055
I wanna vote for Piper because she's a gud gurl and in my top 3 waifu list in the quest but GADGETS! SCIENCE!
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>>2561894
Is he going to go full villain? Will we be the batman to his joker?
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>>2561894

What would qualify as a 'Bad day' scenario for Armsmaster?
The only thing that comes to my mind is the permanent death of Dragon.
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>>2562352
>death of Dragon.
Do it, do it, do it!
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>>2562352
My personal belief for his trigger event is a continual failure to measure up to others, maybe a sort of prodigy kid/normal kid sort of thing except he was the normal kid. Eventually this culminated in The other being publicly praised and him being denigrated or punished for not being as good . Then he triggers and gets a power about squeezing every bit of performance out of things that aren’t necessarily exceptional.

And second triggers come from similar situations.
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>>2562352
He's regarded as one of the greatest Tinkers in the world and he's literally the most famous Hero right under the Triumvirate.

We've... kinda broken that image and reputation in half with absolutely no effort.

Having a literal madman run circles around you when you've faced Endbringers turns you into the largest butt of the joke in the world

So... yeah
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>>2562407
So, we outshine him so much, to the point where he second triggers?
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>>2562416
With /our/ luck *cough*Critsfordays*cough* I'd put even odds we cause him to /third/ trigger. Somehow. Which surprises the space whales as well
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>>2560920
Let's see if I can do it again

On a nat 20 Taylor has another One Bad Day
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>>2562704
Don't do it.
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>2562704
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>>2562732
Good job, Taylor just had the best day ever.
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>>2562732

Wow. That contrast is certainly stark.

I guess having something to bond with her pops over has made all of the difference.
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>>2562732
Thank you anon, for giving her a break she so richly deserved.

... please dont mean she joins the wards.
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>>2562732
And for my last act of the night, Taylor finally gets a break. You're welcome.
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>>2562415
I mean aren’t a S class threat?
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

Rolling how Piper will managed to rape Manic because her ladyboner can't be controlled anymore.
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>>2562786
>wormslut
>deserving anything good
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>>2562852
I don't think we classify as a S class threat yet. Also if Armsy broke so easily he really is more our Harvey Dent rather then our Batman.
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2562928
Supporting this roll.

Rolling to see how much we rock Piper's world
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Rolled 11, 17, 15, 17, 12, 18, 14 = 104 (7d20)

>>2562928
>>2563051
Just clearing the dice pay no attention to the man behind the post
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

So we are rolling for dumb shit? OK, rolling for LisaXTaylor to be canon.
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>2563064
>One off
Almost...
Rolling to waifu Rebecca.
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>>2563064
Damn that wasn't cannon? I dropped worm a touch before slaughterhouse 9000
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>>2563067
One off
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

Rolling to research Rebecca's powers and making a desintegration bomb/chemical.
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>>2563067
Just one roll and I already beat all Piper's rolls, btfo.
>>2563077
Taylor is straight and Lisa doesn't feel attraction or romantic feelings. I don't blame you for dropping it, those parts kind of sucked but the last few arcs were worth it in my humble opinion.
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What if we become The Human Endbringer?
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2563089
Rolling to waifu Piper
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Rolled 10, 6, 4, 3, 1, 17, 7 = 48 (7d20)

>>2563067
Rolling to see how much problems Rebecca gives us
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>2563102
From one to ten, how shitty is Piper?
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>2563105
From 1 to 10 how much of a jobber is Rebecca
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>>2563115
...The dice are against me it seems.

They only want Arm-master suffering it looks like.
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>2563115
From 1 to 10 how much of a jobber is Armsmaster
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THE DICE KNOW
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>>2563121
Rolling to see how much the dice likes to disagree with me to watch me suffer

>>2563115
Still me btw
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>>2563138
>Mfw the dice don’t even show up
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

Rolling for armsmaster luck
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>>2563140
;_;

>>2563155
Tfw Leet is real
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A note for future smilex:

We could create a delayed trigger version. So we can say dose a banquet with it and walk in half an hour later.

Also might be useful when combined with our painter freind, since he can have his painting shift when someone triggers it, releasing an aerosol smilex. We just have to mix our stuff into his artwork.
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"So I've been thinking, and I still don't know what you guys actually want out of this whole "joining up with me" thing. Apart from money and safety I mean, which are good reasons. But still, what do you guys want to happen after all of this?"

The assembled gang members actually look rather surprised at this, and they look between each other for a second before Tattletale answers with a grin.

"I mostly just wanted to get away from Coil, guy was a creep and tried to kill me."

Bitch's reply is shorter, Which frankly you should've expected, she's not really a talker.
"I got dogs to look after, lots of them. I need money for that."

You wait for a second, but that's it.

Regent proves to be a bit more verbose with his response, though his reasons don't get much deeper. "I mostly just follow Grue and the others, I'm kinda low maintenance."

Grue's a bit more hesitant to answer, and he quite clearly takes some time to figure out the right way of saying what he what he needs to. "I have some family I need to look after, and what I was getting from Coil kind of fell through. I wasn't going to just let him kill my team. As for joining up with you specifically? The Empire and ABB certainly aren't going to take me, and I'm not disgusting enough to join the Merchants. The city's changing, and I have to be on the winning side if I'm gonna protect what's mine."

Fair enough, very pragmatic arguments. But you can live with that.

Piper just wanted to not be kidnapped by the ABB, another very understandable goal.

You ask for suggestions, but the Undersiders explain that planning happens to be more Tattletale's thing, and so far you've been doing a good job between you two.

Some time later the pizza is finished, and the meeting draws to an end.

You have a few hours left in the day, wonder what to do now?

Barnaby/Manic
Status:Not OK
[Need] 5/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:-5
Money: 5,400 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.

Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
Trickster's garb, partial face mask. Lightly reinforced. dark colours for stealth. Molecular resistance field, basically mini krieg.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.

Do some Tinkering
Time to play with Chemicals
Explore the City
Go perform Heroic acts
Go Do some Villainy
Food tho
Open Research Screen
New Outfit
>write in.
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>>2563310
>do some tinkering
A new weapon to incapacitate capes
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>>2563310
Time to play with Chemicals
Gotta change up our smileX to keep it useful against PRT capes. Maybe make a few other tricks too.
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>>2563310
Time to play with Chemicals
GeneMod Piper she is a good girl
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>>2563310
Tinkering

Time for gadgets!
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>>2563310
>>2563327
Switching to Chemicals

I wanna make Grue into Grue Rider
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>>2563310
>Time to play woth some chemicals
I wanna see if we can't make our own non-addictive harmless drug. Like watered down SmileX and Morphine in an asthma tube thing you know, some thing you could break out at parties and people would think you're cool for it.
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Alright, >Playing with chemicals wins.

>Bring up Gene mods to your Maniacs
>Try to make drugs.
>Random tinkering.
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>>2563333
Actually if we make actual healing regen smilex could we sell it (unofficially) for profit?

Like we sell it in a paper thin disguise that we say that totally isn't ours but totally is
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>>2563339
oh also
>test the weird blue stuff
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>>2563339
>Bring up Gene mods to your Maniacs

We give them an edge /and/ we get data! Win-win!

>>2563342
Also what's the blue stuff again?
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>>2563344
You made it when you were trying to find a medical way to fix Regent. According to your power it is "Imperfect."

Apart from that you have no idea
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>>2563339
>Bring up Gene mods to your Maniacs
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>>2563339

What do you mean by Gene mods Zion? Can we try inducing parahuman abilities in our new pals?
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>>2563339
Can we modify our smilex to have multiple transmission vectors e.g. absorbed by skin and air soluble?
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>>2563347

Ooooh right. Forgot about that. Thanks

Also could we call the blue stuff The Splooge?
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Alright so I'm now caught up to the quest and I noticed from the bank heist that we're starting to get predictable with our kit, which as a character based on the joker isn't good. I know we're working with chemicals at the moment but I've thought of a couple of more straight forward weapons at the moment that people might be into. Gonna be a couple posts for pics and explanations.

First off, how about a large circular saw on a stick? it could also be an add on to Manic's cane that can come on and off, and compress down to an easy to carry side canister.
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>>2563353
>>2563339
I'd second this
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>>2563352
You have a big tank that you can dump people in and modify their DNA with.
You wouldn't be Triggering people (unless something went really badly wrong) but you might be able to screw with them in a way that makes them stronger, tougher or otherwise superhuman.
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>>2563353
>>2563339
I'd second this
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>>2563355
Second, this was brought up before, but how about a shit ton of marbles, a mix of regular and explosive/gas carrying. can be thrown, tossed on the ground for enemies to slip on, and shit with a high powered slingshot. The slingshot could also be a one handed slingshot/crossbow hybrid.
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>>2563339
gonna vote for refining the blue stuff.
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>>2563357

Alright, but could we find a way to intentionally trigger them by tinkering some kind of awful pain box and stuffing them into it.
I know canonically triggering is achieved through extreme stress, and attempts to artificially induce it have been largely unsuccessful, but could we try our hand with it, and would it be possible to succeed?
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>>2563355
Our knife is great and all but we need something that'll really cut through the competition. I was thinking either a vibroblade or a chain blade knife. Maybe a set, with a larger machete style blade and a smaller knife on our side. A hand guard would also be a good idea, knife fights require getting close and some extra finger protection for no real cost is a boon.
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>>2563339
>Bring up Gene mods to your Maniacs

>>2563355
We need to have a giant lolli pop chainsaw. Should use it to deface some statues.
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>>2563364
>>2563359
>>2563355
Now, I was thinking the teeth bear traps like you guys were talking before and anons like this>>2563317
but we take one bigger one and put it on a chain, spinning and slinging it at enemies that'll take a bite on impact. Would be really damaging, and pretty cool looking.
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shit, forgot pic
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>>2563363
1, Gene Mods
2, Modify SmileX
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>>2563368
>>2563364
>>2563359
>>2563355
>>2563355
Next idea, one word
boomerangs, just every kind of boomerang we can think of. Blunt, sharp, explosive, homing, the sky's the limit.
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>>2563355
Sounds pretty situational to me, we allready have Cards that cut anything why bother with a saw?
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I'm gonna need a D20+2
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>>2563377
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>>2563377
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>>2563375
close range melee that tears right through opponents, with a big intimidation factor to it.
>>2563377
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>>2563372
First Quads and then I win a coin toss! Today is a good day

>>2563377
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>>2563377
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Well, no crits yet lads.
15: Pretty gud
writing
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>>2563359
Wait I just thought of something, what if the marble were really bouncy, hard rubber instead. Manic could make angled shot and hit people with ricochet shots. Maybe even hit multiple people if we line up a really good shot.
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>>2563375
If anything we should find a way to increase the degree of articulation over our cards. Give ourselves to do tricks more complex than the 'Recall' function of our cane.

>>2563385
The others seem to have spent all the good rolls while you were battling your cousin atop Big Ben.
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>>2563381
Dont get me wrong i like the idea, but i just cant see the Maniac going through his enemys like his namesake. And right now we would only use it on villans, unless were not in control, atleast thats what the theme has been until now. And i think were fine on intimidation for now.
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>>2563395
Eh, alright I guess. still need to update our bag of tricks badly though. When people start figuring out our tricks it just makes it harder for us. I love the chemical stuff we do but we've got to build up our tech arsenal too.
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>>2563379
And our baby get even more pretty!!
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>>2563396
Agreed.
But i like to keep i joker themed.
Marbels, SprayFlower, Windup teeth
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>>2563386
Would be more effective in close quarter rather then in open areas. But instead of marbles make it be magic jumping beans.
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>>2563396
https://pastebin.com/BQNmJ6F2

Just re posting rhw pastebin with the weapons ideas.
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>>2563368
>>2563400
Guys... windup teeth bear traps that keep chomping... ON A CHAIN!
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>>2563406
Sounds dumb.
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>>2563410
>>2563406
I'm into it though I was the one who thought of it so of course I'd be
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>>2563406
>>2563400
How about pie bombs pie shaped bombs? whatever
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As you sit down to your workshop, you decide that it's not going to be long before your gas is useless, too many of the people that you're going up against have access to gas masks. You're going to have to make some adjustments.

You spend a while thinking on some ideas for your new gas, if you could make it a contact gas then they'd have to wear full chem gear in order to get around it.

Yeah that's a good idea.

You put yourself into the strange half trance that you've become so familiar with, just enough control to shape your new creation.

You make a second smaller vat of SmileX in case something goes wrong, and you begin making all sorts of adjustments. After a few hours you slip out of your power imposed fugue and inspect the results, you water it down to non-lethal levels and rub some on a passing minion, watching as he slowly starts giggling. It kind of works, but not nearly strong enough to actually be worth it in a fight. Well, you know it's possible at least.

Upgrade SmileX: 1 of ??? complete.

You head to bed afterwards, and dream of sharp things.

You awaken the next day, and after breakfast you sit down to ponder your new plans.


Sunday 17th of April.

Barnaby/Manic
Status:Not OK
[Need] 4/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:-5
Money: 5,400 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.

Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
Trickster's garb, partial face mask. Lightly reinforced. dark colours for stealth. Molecular resistance field, basically mini krieg.
[Trickster's Cane]
This is a metal cane with an outer shell made of the same metal as your cards but smooth instead of sharp(obviously) it doesn't cut through things in the same way. Instead it softens whatever it hits and deforms it.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.

Do some Tinkering
Time to play with Chemicals
Explore the City
Go perform Heroic acts
Go Do some Villainy
Food tho
Open Research Screen
New Outfit
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>>2563427
>Open Research Screen

Make gear to our crew. Also i would like to research Ken's power see if we can mix some of our alloy in his painting (just like they used to do with lead in the painting) to give him some attack options.
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>>2563427
>Open Research Screen
Time to build up our personal arsenal
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>>2563404

> Clown nose respirator: A clown nose that works like a high-quality gasmask, provided you only breathe through your nose.

> Unexpectedly-fast tiny tricycle: Reverse engineered from Armsmaster's bike, accelerates to frankly ludicrous speeds in an extremely short period of time. Nobody would suspect it.

Resilient bubble blower: Blows extremely large bubbles which are stubbornly resistant to kinetic and puncturing force. After having settled against a surface for several minutes they harden into crusty spheres. In this solid state they can be easily destroyed.

>>2563427
>Tinker

We have so much developmental and analysis shit on the backburner that we need to get to.
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>>2563427
>Do some Tinkering
Get the damn disguise already so we can finish to unfuck our genetics.
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>>2563427
>Do some Tinkering
Inconel card launchers for the mooks.
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>>2563427
Open Research Screen

Defense upgrades or doing something with tats and the Nazi bank info
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>>2563439
It's basicaly a arms race at this point. We need to have more gear but also help our crew maybe give Tatty some orders so we can focus on our tinkering/research development.
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>>2563427
Explore the City

We need to know what to look at for our future plans.
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Time to start delegating tasks to the rest of the team
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>>2563427
>Open Research Screen
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well, we appear to be tied again.

1:Research
2:Tinkering.
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>>2563451
>2
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>>2563451
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>>2563447
That's what research is.We look into capes and also how to upgrade both our lair and our minions gears.
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Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.
Machine Shop: Sometimes a tinker needs ways of going EVEN FASTER
Research Capes: May give you an idea for a new Item based on the powers of others.
Blue Stuff: What is it really?
Euclidian Nightmare Tech: Armsmaster's Speciality
Unfuck Your Genetics 4
Armsmaster's Arm counter:2
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>>2563470
>Euclidian Nightmare Tech: Armsmaster's Speciality
Operation Clown Car is go
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>>2563470
>Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.
I want this shit to be Bakudaproof.
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>>2563470
Euclidian Nightmare Tech: Armsmaster's Speciality
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>>2563470
>Euclidian Nightmare Tech: Armsmaster's Speciality
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>>2563475
The girl can create black hole bombs...i doubt anything we can build can resist that.
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>>2563470
>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563470
>Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.


You guys remember our lab can be raided and everything we researched can be stolen and copyd by other capes.
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>>2563474
>>2563479
Is that the arm or the bike? Also wouldn't we need the Machine shop to build the clown car?
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>>2563470
>Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.
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>>2563404

> Concussive balloons: Look like ordinary party balloons. However, when ruptured they will produce a shockwave of force equivalent to a concussion grenade. This effect can cascade through multiple balloons.

> Lunatic's gleam: Powerful projectors set into the eyes of Manic's mask can toggled on or off. When on, these projectors fill the eyesockets of Manic's mask with blinding pools of intense light. They serve intimidation purposes, but also stealth purposes. (Have you ever flashed yourself in the eyes with a heavy-duty torch and then tried looking around a dark room?)

> Voice projector: A Tinkerteck device installed in the mask that not only amplifies the wearer voice (or laughter), but can also 'throw' the sound. Making it seem as though the speaker is in a different location, or is somehow everywhere at once.
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>>2563483
This guy has a point.
>>2563470
Changing my vote to:

>Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.
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>>2563485
Both I assume, they're all armmaster tech
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Building reinforcements wins.
roll me D20+3
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>>2563503
IT BEGINS
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>>2563503
I was wondering where all the crits were.
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>>2563503
NOW WE ARE TALKING
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>>2563503
Funniest part about this was I almost didn't vote because I'm about to go take my next final. Then I noticed the post and rolled real quick.
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>>2563503

Nice

>>2563404

I've got one more idea, then I'll stop.

> Adhesive pie: Reverse engineered from PRT containment foam. This tool appears to be a typical custard cream pie, however upon crust being broken an extremely rubbery foam froths out of the pie that will cling tightly to any surface it touches. Once the adhesive sets it is extremely difficult to damage or dislodge, proving resistant to heating, freezing and cutting. However, liberally dousing the adhesive with concentrated ammonia will almost immediately dissolve the compound.
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>>2563503
MANIC LUCK STRIKES AGAIN

I wonder how quests we're stealing 20s from are faring.

>>2563439
>Hi speed tricycle
I never knew I wanted this.
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>>2563539
Frontier knight quest. They rolled two 1 in a row.
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>>2563527
All added to the bin anon.~

https://pastebin.com/BQNmJ6F2
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You sit down with the others and set to work really fortifying the chemical plant. Tattletale proves invaluable in this, pointing out likely avenues of attack and good places to put traps.

You've made some gas masks for your gang as the main defence for your base. They are used for the second phase of your plan. Should anyone attack the chem plant, you've hooked the old sprinkler system up to a vat full of gaseous and highly pressurised (but non lethal in case of misfires) Laughing Gas.

You also start creating a secret passage hidden in your workshop, it leads out into the a clear section of the destroyed Admin building and is hidden rather well, being under a significant amount of debris.

The gas masks are also useful for when your men go on missions, and should come in very handy.

It's the afternoon now and like before, Grue and Regent head out for dinner as you decide what else to do today.

Barnaby/Manic
Status:Not OK
[Need] 3/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:-5
Money: 5,400 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.

Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
Trickster's garb, partial face mask. Lightly reinforced. dark colours for stealth. Molecular resistance field, basically mini krieg.
[Trickster's Cane]
This is a metal cane with an outer shell made of the same metal as your cards but smooth instead of sharp(obviously) it doesn't cut through things in the same way. Instead it softens whatever it hits and deforms it.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.

Do some Tinkering
Time to play with Chemicals
Explore the City
Go perform Heroic acts
Go Do some Villainy
Food tho
Open Research Screen
New Outfit
>write in.
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>>2563586
>New Outfit
The disguiiiiiiise guuuuuuys
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>>2563595
We really need to focus on information gathering + defences. We really pissed a lot of people off.

Establishing a secondary base is probably a good idea.

As is researching public perception/ PRT perception / opponent perceptions.

Give Tattletale the laptop btw
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>>2563595
later we need gear!!

>>2563586

>Open Research Screen

give me my meds Doctor Manic!
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>>2563603
We really do need to delegate more.
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Just saying, we might get shot in the throat again and we will wish we had done the goddamn genetic research side mission.
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>>2563603
What if we hired someone to create a suggestion website for Manic, and sourced information from it ?

Sitting down and grinding information/support/tools is probably a good idea for now. We just killed a ton of people. How have we not taken a look at the news regarding the slaughter we just perpetrated.
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>>2563604

Support.

Later, we need to do some good/benign deeds to rebalance our Karma. Such as saving a kitten from a tree, then forcing it to wear a tiny hat and a set of boots.
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>>2563620
goals before karma right now. Our opponents are acting strongly now.
We need to be both prepping for them AND figuring out what's going on against us.
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>>2563586
Open Research Screen
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>>2563586
>Do some Tinkering
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Research wins.
Building Reinforcements: unlocks defences for the Hideout.
Machine Shop: Sometimes a tinker needs ways of going EVEN FASTER
Research Capes: May give you an idea for a new Item based on the powers of others.
Blue Stuff: What is it really?
Euclidian Nightmare Tech: Armsmaster's Speciality
Unfuck Your Genetics 4
Armsmaster's Arm counter:2
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>>2563586
>Open Research Screen
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>>2563644
>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563644
>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563644
If we're researching, we need the quick patch fluid more.
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>>2563644
>>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
We won't always have access to Worst Girl. Best have our own medicine at the ready
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>>2563644
Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563644
>>>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563662
>won't always have access
>just held her hostage and threw her in the trash

Yeah it prob ain't happenin again.

If it does, she goes back in the trash.
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>>2563644
>>Blue Stuff: What is it really?
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>>2563671

Let's be fair, considering what Tattletale did to her an unvoluntary dumpster dive is downright tame. Besides she could use the laughs she'll get looking back at those innocent bygone days while she's drinking herself into a stupor.

Because god forbid something actually good happens in her life, the poor bastard.
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What the Fuck even is this blue stuff.
D20+1
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>>2563679
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>>2563679
Smurfine?
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>>2563679
Here we go!
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>>2563679
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>>2563679
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>>2563679
ImaBlueAbadiBaBlueAbadida
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>>2563682
You son of a bitch you blocked me.
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>>2563679
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9:Not so gud

Use Tattletale?
Just stab someone with it?
Just let it be?
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>>2563698
>Use Tattletale?

MINION GET IN HERE, WE NEED SOME HELP WITH THE MAD SCI-, I MEAN TOTALLY LEGIT MEDICINE.
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>>2563698
>Just let it be
We'll get it next time.
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>>2563698
Sorry Tats, but we need you.

>Use Tattletale
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>>2563698
>Use Tattletale?

TATTY GET IN HERE!!
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>>2563698
Note: we need to make tattletale an assistant lab partner outfit. Like Ysma and kronk.
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>>2563704
We can get it now. It will tire her bit but then again it's the afternoon so it's fine~

>inb4 Bakuda start blowinv shit up.
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>>2563710

All the more reason to have bullshit medicine on hand.
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>>2563707
Note to self: Acquire assistant gear to Tatty, and give her a spare gear to the lab.
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>>2563707
Additional notes: we must construct SCIENCE COASTER and CROCODILE PIT
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Help me Tatty
writing.
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>>2563719

Only if the crocodiles are toys that look like harmless toddler toys at first and then turn into bloodthirsty killing machines.
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>>2563721
see, we should've captured a gangster for medical testing.

Ain't nothing wrong with human experimentation, no siree
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>>2563698
fuck, stabbing alabastard with it would have been fun.
Might have upgraded his power for all we know though
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>>2563730
>alabaster gets cancer from it
>becomes deadpool-esque insane from continual eternal torture

I'm okay with this
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>>2563724
Of course. we are Manic, we could hardly do it any other way. On another note, I do like how you have no complaints about the science coaster part.
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>>2563739
what exactly is a science coaster?
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>>2563724
totally want a piranha pit that's actually just comet fish and koi fish.


Which then has a high current go through it after a short while
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>>2563707
I'm all for that, we could use a lab assistant. On that note, besides the extra street clothes to blend in to the crowd, our cape outfit could use an upgrade. We're a lot more established since we made the old straight jacket and building something stronger, while keeping and upgrading the Joker hair helmet, would certainly help to beef us up. Maybe go the way of The Batman's Joker and adopt some of the Iconic joker look? I'm thinking a heavy armored coat, with inlaid plating. Knee and elbow pads also built in for hard strikes and protection. and maybe somewhat poofy pants to keep some of that maniac manic look with an upgrade to our booster shoes. All in the iconic green and purple, shit's cash. Plus it would look better with our cane and spray flower if we ever get that.
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>>2563743
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glE2EdWbmKU
This, for you see it leads to science
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>>2563753
something kind of like this, not the exact look.
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>>2563763
Maybe a heavier coat
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>>2563766
So weird to see a 'normal face' version of the Joker.
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>>2563763
Wait, what about a collapsible shield?
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>>2563786
And Manic could toss it like Cap does.
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>>2563788
Why not go a step further and turn our buzzer gloves into conductor gloves and steer our cards as well?
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Thought on our gloves: we should give them an alternating setting so that when we zap that girl who can only block one attack, if we use two hands in quick succession of each other we can actually hit.
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>>2563801
And maybe armor them up a bit and recolor it to match our costume too.
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>>2563811
Do note that we arnt stronger than the average joe, nor have we been working out.

Theres only so much you can get away with on the armor and power supply department before the sheer weight starts becoming a problem. Being slowed down will get us killed since we rely on speed and gadgetry.

Not to mention armored gloves are bulky and would hamper things like our card accuracy.
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You attempt multiple times to decipher the secret of the strange blue goo, but your power seems intent on simply discarding it as useless. Some time later you throw up your hands and call in your research assistant. Striding back and forth in a huff as the smug blonde goes over your notes in her pyjamas.

"You know, if you're gonna keep calling me in here I should probably get a raise. The headaches alone are really killing me boss."

"Are you kidding? If I was paying you what you were worth I'd be bankrupt. You're going to have to survive with the medical plan.

She's smiling as she hands the now annotated notes over to you and pops a much lower dose of your pain medicine from last time, heading swiftly back towards the bedrooms. "Oh yes, slowly having your bones replaced with tinkertech through invasive surgery. My favourite."


"You're just jealous that Alec gets an awesome robot leg, next time you'll just have to try harder to be wounded.

Her only response to that is a pained grunt as she heads out the door.

Turns out your Blue GooTM is a powerful growth and cell regeneration serum, with the minor side effect of causing the subject to fall into a forty eight hour coma. Huh.


You're interrupted by a series of colossal booms from outside, a smoke cloud rising from the direction of the boardwalk as a wave of dust and ash radiates outwards.

"Shit, that's bad."

You head out into the common room and see Piper flicking through news channels. And you hear a a particularly shitty piece of news, the type of Bad News that has capital letters and you have to stop and think about.

"Videos from the scene have revealed that the Protectorate building seems to have been heavily damaged, and so far neither the Parahuman Response Task-force or the Protectorate are answering calls, this is Darren Hall of the Brockton Bulletin, and we will be right back with news as it develops." The picture is what sticks in your head, half of the Protectorate building is just blasted to pieces.

If it was that bad then you should help. There's no love lost between you and the Protectorate but whoever did this is way out of line.
Hunker down and look after your people, there's no sense in risking your lives.
There has to be some way you can turn this to your advantage, Get some Villainy done.
Write In
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>>2563847
Shit, I missed out a sentence again, there's smoke rising from The Rig as well.
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>>2563847
On one hand I want to just go "fuck you protectorate" and take advantage of the situation. On the other hand, We might still need them to keep the playing field even with the gangs. Plus helping them would come off as pretty crazy, which fits our whole "we do what we want bitch" outlook. You know what, I'm gonna go with helping them. Nobody fucks with the heroes but us Plus we could totally take a chance and steal Armmaster's newest arm after, it'll be fucking hilarious

>If it was that bad then you should help. There's no love lost between you and the Protectorate but whoever did this is way out of line.
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>>2563847
>Hunker down and look after your people, there's no sense in risking your lives.

Its a distraction.
Its not paranoia if they really are after us.
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>>2563847
>If it was that bad then you should help. There's no love lost between you and the Protectorate but whoever did this is way out of line.
Time to balance out that Karma
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>>2563847
>Hunker down and look after your people, there's no sense in risking your lives.
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>>2563858
This could also be a great way to field test our coma healing goo. But then again this could also just be another trap or a attemp to drag us out of hidding.
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>>2563847
>Hunker down and look after your people, there's no sense in risking your lives.

Oh...Bakudan is sending us a lover letter that is cute.
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>>2563863
I just stopped caring about karma, like if it was positive then the prt would stop being douchbags but they never are so fuck it.
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>>2563881
just to clarify, karma governs in game luck. such as random encounters or other completely random outcomes.
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So this could either be

1) A fistraction and also a way to tag were our group comes and goes to.

2) A attemp to make us go save the day and ambush us just to have more explosives and be forces to face a enemy in their condition

3) A trap to blame us for the bombing and then force the PRT or who ever goes to rescue people to face us in the same way we did with the ABB and the Nazis.
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>>2563847
>Write in
Take your time to assess the situation, see if there's any vids popping up online or any reports, then make a call
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>If it was that bad then you should help. There's no love lost between you and the Protectorate but whoever did this is way out of line.
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>>2563886
So negative karma =/= us having shit luck necessarily

Just that things will tend to be related to bad things?

>>2563847
Assess the situation on our own. Gangsters willing to help out are put on stand by. Try and figure out what's going on.

Also offer to help out with full crew if Armsmaster gives us his arm after. If he gives us a fake, I won't even be mad. Means he got the joke.
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>>2563847
>If it was that bad then you should help. There's no love lost between you and the Protectorate but whoever did this is way out of line.
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>>2563896
>>2563863
>>2563858
Guys let's acess the situation the person who did this most likely isn't using just one bomb. I mean if it was Manic doing this would we use just one bomb?
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>>2563906
Well i guess it's time to lose some minions. Or to recruit Bakuda-chan.
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>>2563908
If we were doing this there'd be gas and fake bombs
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Muh Heroes.wins
writing
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>>2563912
Or, we'll recruit Bakuda, get a surge of new recruits from disillusioned PRT troopers and finally create that Were-Hyena we've been needing since thread one. Also show up Shadow Stalker, which is always a win in my book.
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>>2563915
HA! Fuck you villain fags
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>>2563929
You seem so invested in being a hero.

You do realize all itll take is someone fucking with maniac by going after people he cares about and hell go full murder mode.
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>>2563925
Speaking of, I wonder how Shadow Stalker viewed our mass execution last session.
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>>2563966
Manic isn't a classical hero based on how we're playing him.

He has different morals, where he plays by a different book if you cross a line.

Manic would definitely be TRUE joker against someone who crossed the line into messing with him personally.

We'd go full Killing Joke torture on anyone involved probably. Hell, whoever it is in the ABB who organizes the organ harvesting of children is probably getting that treatment as an example to the bay.
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>>2563915
>>2563929
they don’t like us, but it will probably be a cold day in hell before they help E88, ABB, or coil. we need some kind of buffer in case things go to shit, plus there might be opportunities available from this
>>2563966
no one knows our identity, and our body is so mutated that I doubt we are recognizable by anyone in our past life, unless someone with mind powers fuck with mom/bro we are safe. We aren’t that invested in our minions yet
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>>2563966
And? You are fully aware that if he does that to the right people he'll be hailed as a hero right? Anyway, the inverse is also true: don't fuck with him and he won't fuck with you, very unlike the villians Brockton is used to.
>>2563993
I reckon her viewpoint on us has done such an abrupt 180 that she's developed whiplash
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You pull the gang together and set out in your convoy, determined to help out. Whoever did this was going to pay, this was your city damn it, and you aren't going to let some two bit gangster ruin your day. You and the Protectorate had a whole dairy farm's worth of beef and they failed so many times, but they don't deserve to die for trying and failing.

And so it is that you find yourself and your gang pushing through a crowd of terrified people, the crowd is parting in front of you as you step through and out onto the wrecked Boardwalk. From here you can see several smoking buildings, with almost every building or store here destroyed by the explosions. The PRT building too the worst of it, and is almost completely destroyed above the ground floor, you were wondering what happened to all of the uniformed goons you expected. The streets are littered with dead bodies, and you see very few survivors.

You can see the Rig from here as well, and the Dragon atop it. He appears to be fighting Dauntless, but you can't see anyone else there from this distance.

The bridge over there is still functional, although missing chunks. You could probably just walk over if you felt like helping there, or you could engage in some search and rescue.

Have your unpowered gang stay here and help, you'll head over to the rig.
Have the Undersiders stay and help, Your gangers have guns and armour.
Stay over here, a chemtinker might be just what's needed to save some lives.
Write in

Barnaby/Manic
Status:Determined
[Need] 5/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:-2
Money: 5,400
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Madman's Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.


Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
[Trickster's Cane]
This is a metal cane with an outer shell made of the same metal as your cards but smooth instead of sharp(obviously) it doesn't cut through things in the same way. Instead it softens whatever it hits and deforms it.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.
You also have three vials of Blue GooTM: which puts whomever you stab it into in a two day coma, but heals them completely.
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>>2564009
I just realised that the message might not be worded well here.
by Dragon I mean Lung, he's just fully transformed so he looks like a dragon.
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>>2563929
Villain, Hero. Why label ourselfs and limit the shit we can do?
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>>2564007
More like SS won't know how to read us.
She operates on her own concept of doing what it takes.

We have levels of action depending on the situation.

She may not comprehend this mindset properly. Might just think we truly are insane as Manic.

>>2564009
We need to stay out of the fight until we can make contact with someone in the PRT. Some sort of way to draw attention to us without drawing attention to the crowd would work.

For now we should get the crew + gangsters to help with civilians while attempting to make contact with ANYONE PRT. We don't want to get misidentified
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I'm reading the first thread now to see what the fuss is all about. This quest just exploded out of nowhere

Anyway, can someone tell me if this is fanfiction of something? I see Zion use acronyms assuming we already know what they mean and players talking about characters that haven't been mentioned
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>>2564009
>Have your unpowered gang stay here and help, you'll head over to the rig.
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>>2564009
>Have your unpowered gang stay here and help, you'll head over to the rig.
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Also the way I see it, is that if someone bombs the Protectorate, and if they do a lot of damage, they ruin our fun.

And that's not funny.
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>>2563929
I don't care about being a villain or a hero, I just like being unpredictable. Willingly helping out the PRT after humiliating and shitting on them a bunch of times instead of just taking advantage feels like the way crazier "why the fuck?!" option that'll mess with people. On that note, I have been fine with helping or hurting the PRT while they're down. Just not bunkering down, that sounds boring as fuck and was the only option I was completely against.
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>>2564009
>>Have your unpowered gang stay here and help, you'll head over to the rig.
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>>2564026
It's based on a webnovel about superheroes called Worm. It's all grimdarky and crapsack but it's a brilliantly made world, full of cool powers and superheroes.
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>>2564021
wasn't that the whole issue? People couldn't get into contact with the PRT so we came over here to provide assistance? Personally, I reckon we leave the mooks and maybe Bitch or Tattletale to help out the civs and make our way over to the rig to make our allegiance abundantly apparent
>>2564026
It's all based on Worm, a dark super hero web serial in which people get superpowers from really bad days and SPOILERS. Also, interesting powersets and escalation are abound.
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>>2564046
I meant Dauntless can't be the only one in action. We just need to make contact with anyone else around.

If Dauntless is the only one in action, I guess we go help out.
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Unpowered gang stay here.
writing.
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>>2564043
Alright so say I'm giving that a shot, how much are you going to spoil and mess up the original for me?
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>>2564059
Quite a lot, but at the same time not a massive amount. We’ve already butterflied so far off track that very few things will be similar. But you are in a place where spoilers are frequently discussed.
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>>2564059
Powers, character personalities, and motivations may be spoiled.

Actual events... things are pretty wild already. Someone important left the city because they appear to think we're a reality bender. They might be back though.
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If there was anyone else around from the PRT you would go and introduce yourself properly, make sure that they knew you were here to help. But the PRT building is rubble, and Lung is just getting bigger. You order your gang members to stay back and help before hopping on one of the motorbikes that made up your convoy.

"Come on Maniacs! We're almost late to the party."

You and your powered gang members (Even Rebecca, who's outfit simply consists of a light pink suit and a domino mask) race off across the bridge, your motorcycle being followed by three of Bitch's dogs.

POV Switch?
Armsmaster?
Giggleswitch?
Nah, Manic's cool
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>>2564094
>Giggleswitch?
Aka Liquid Manic
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>>2564094
who even is giggleswitch?
lets find out.
>Giggleswitch?
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>>2564094
>Half-arm Master
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>>2564094
>Armsmaster

I want to see him angry.
Also, what's the possibility of running into Skitter in the shit show?
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>>2564094
>Giggleswitch

Oh shit it's second son.

If this is an interlude/view from eyes of
>Giggleswitch

If this is chose a player
>Manic
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>>2564094
>Giggleswitch?
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>>2564094
>>Armsmaster
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>>2564104
The fucking protectorate just blew up. Everyone is showing the fuck up.

And if Kaiser funded a look alike to cause mayhem ( Giggleswitch ), he's gonna be Killing Joked.
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>>2564094
>Giggleswitch

Bro is that you?!
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Is this Armsy’s One Bad Day?
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>>2564094
>Manic
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>>2564094
arm-master
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>>2564094
>Armsmaster
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>>2564120
Yeah, I was thinking about where Bakuda would bomb and then I had a great Idea. Especially considering that twenty from earlier.
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>>2564094
>Armsmaster?
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>>2564094
>Armsmaster?
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Player Select: Armsmaster.
writing.
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>>2564100
>>2564101
>>2564109
>>2564112
>>2564119
Who the hell is Giggleswitch anyway? Is he/she an OC?
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>>2564150
Fucked if I know.
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>>2564150
He is maybe our little brother
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>>2564150
None of us know.

But he's definitely related to us in some way shape or form.

And that red name doesn't instill confidence.
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>>2564158
>Armmaster's fw he thinks there's two of us
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>>2564150
Yeah, he's OC
This >>2564158 he hasn't done anything so far, but he seems to be tinker and he's a little smaller than us.
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>>2564094
>Giggleswitch?
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>>2564094
>giggleswitch
While I do loves me some armsy I'm going with the guy I know nothing about
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>>2564178
>>2564181
Vote is over, Armdude won.
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>>2564181
>>2564178
>>2564119
>>2564113
>>2564112
>>2564101
>>2564100
/qst/ sure loves its MYSTERY BOXes
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>>2564184
I just want to figure out if that guy is our bro.
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>>2564184
>>2564200

What he said.
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>>2564213
I rather not since he is a OC specific to this quest. I don’t mind POV switching or Q&A on canon characters since you either already know their personality(by reading or Wiki), but we haven’t even been formally introduced to giggle outside of ‘he may be our brother cuz smiley face’
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>>2564225
too bad votes dun m8.

We about to meet him soon anyway at this rate
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>>2564228
I hope we can steal him and make our own version of Arsenal.
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>>2564233
Wait
If Armsmaster is our Batman, does that make Kid Win our Red-Hood? Cause knowing vaguely what he thinks of us makes that even more tragic
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"-lin! Colin wake up! Please!"
You know that voice, and as consciousness wavers you latch onto it. You pull yourself out of the darkness with your signature focus, there's no time for despair or laziness not now.

You are Armsmaster the world's greatest Tinker, and as of two hours ago no longer the leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate. Don't let it sink in, keep moving,

Your migraine's getting worse.

You pull yourself off of the floor, blood dripping from your nose as you haul yourself up onto one of the work tables in your lab. "I'm here, Dragon. I'm okay. What's going on?"

Dragon's digital avatar flashes on your wall display, the agoraphobic Tinker's face twisted in worry. "After you wouldn't take my calls I thought something was up so I had a look at the area. Colin, someone fired a missile at the Protectorate building."

That shocks you, almost enough for you to stop donning your armour. Discipline will pull you through, it always has before. Not against Manic, he took everything.

Your migraine's getting worse.

You finish armouring up, taking your Halberd from it's position on the wall. You smile as your metal arm pulls it into position, if there was one good thing from all this then it was the arm. There was a comforting efficiency to it, and it could even feel due to Dragon's advice. More tech stolen from others, when do you think her pity will run out?
"What about the Wards? Do you have anything on them?"

"Most were in school when the bomb hit, Giggleswitch is in his room, he didn't go in today." There's a waver in her voice there. You're aware of his issues but there was nothing you could do about it beyond calling in a psychologist, and that wasn't enough. There wasn't much you could do these days. Always outclassed by others, and it all started with a stupid mistake.

Your migraine's getting worse.

Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
You can hear fighting from outside, go and try. It won't be enough.
Your migraine's getting worse
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>>2564243
I think it make Kid Win Robin. We can make Kid our own red hood we just need to grab him and a crowbar.

Also i already said Armsmaster is more our harvey dent a person who is high on the society and which we maimed. In Harveys case Joker used acid on him in our case we cut Armsmaster arm.
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>no longer the leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate.

Holy shit
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>>2564251
>Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
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>>2564254
Jesus christ we may have made him look WAY too bad. He isn't THAT much of a shit.

Dunno if that's fixable, but we can make his replacement look like a shit also.

>Check on the young Tinker. Children first.
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>>2564251
>Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
>Keep updated with Aifu
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>>2564251
>You can hear fighting from outside, go and try. It won't be enough.

>no longer the leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate
daaamn, gave it to defiant didn't they?
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>>2564251
>Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
>Pop some pain pills.
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>>2564251
>You can hear fighting from outside, go and try. It won't be enough.

S9 is going to find out about Giggleswitch and take him in our place won't they?
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>>2564251
>Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
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>>2564251
>Go check on the young Tinker. Chances are low, but he might need your help.
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You're still head of the Wards, he is your responsibility.

writing.
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>>2564258
i think you quoted the wrong anon...
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>>2564251
This is happening because that guy Rolld a nat 20 for Armsmaster getting a Bad Day Right?
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>>2564308
Indeed it is...
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>>2564308
kind of.

Zion had a plan for something explosive to happen. The roll + suggestion appealed to him .
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>>2564308
Man we really broke Armsy didn't we?
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>2564333
We’re making him a TinkerTek eyepatch.
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>>2564333
he'd break eventually anyway. He ain't exactly the best at people skills
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"Patch into my helmet communicator, we should stay in contact." There's a quick affirmation from Dragon as you stagger out into the corridors. It's like an entirely different place, white tiles and futuristic corridors replaced with blasted walls and ripped wiring. You stop halfway down the corridor to reacquaint yourself with the bottle of pain medication you keep in your armour, five of the small pills taking the edge off of your pain. Familiar isn't it? You of all people should know that they don't help. They just make it easier.

Your migraine's getting worse.

You walk down towards the Wards' quarters, Dragon quoting system damage reports into your ear. Her voice is a soothing balm, without her you don't know if you'd even have gotten up in truth. They would have found you there, weeping like a child. And it would only prove Piggot right.

Another few pills help here.

Eventually you find yourself at the door, it refuses to open when you input the code but this is something you can deal with. Maybe, you're looking a bit unsteady there Colin.

Another few pills. Dragon asks about them but you wave her off, any side effects will be temporary at most and being useful will be worth the trade-off. You have to stay useful, Piggot will drop you in heartbeat if she thinks you can't pull your weight, everyone will.

How long until even Dragon gives up?

Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.
Cut through with your Halberd, Dauntless would have an easier time of it because of that Arc Lance.
Your suit's servos can pull it open, Dauntless could force it open easier though, his armour is so much stronger.
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I think the whole pick on armsmaster thing has been played out, he can be a douche but he still tries to be a hero which is more than most parahumans
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.
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>>2564351
Yeah the guys been beaten enough by now I feel.
lets just hope we get a chance to reconcile.

Still not giving him back the arms though.
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.
Oh Colin... We really did a number on him.
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.
>Have faith in Aifu
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>>2564251
Man, I feel bad for Armsmaster.
>>2564362
What if we found Armsmaster original flesh arm, then sewed it back onto him?

>>2564325
What was going to happen otherwise?
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>>2564362
Maniac has no idea how bad we've broke colin, I would rather us keep doing what we're doing so he can have his revenge eventually
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>>2564363
Honestly... probably better it's manic than skitter
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.
I like how these prompts would still apply even if we didn't fuck with him so hard. Don't forget lads, that Colin here is out for himself first and to actually help people a distant second.
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>>2564349
>Your suit's servos can pull it open, Dauntless could force it open easier though, his armour is so much stronger.

shit
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>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.

Colin...
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>>2564349
>Open the door by messing with the wires, it would be easy for Dauntless. He could just teleport through.

i guess Dauntless replaced him?
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>>2564369
weeks down the line
Manic has realized how shit Armsmaster's situation is.
figures out regrowth of cells/body parts via gene work.
Creates a flesh arm with inconel supports built in + built in compartments for tech to be placed/interfaced against the inconel internal frame
Upon taking Armsmaster's 5th arm, replaces the arm with the new flesh/tech hybrid arm
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Mess with the wires.

DC 16

D20-4
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Rolled 5 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
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Rolled 14 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
... jesus this guy is inept
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>>2564383
Haven't you read that the arm is the only good thing that happend to him? If we steal and replace for another he will just hate it.
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Rolled 5 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
You are kidding me.
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Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>2564389
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>>2564395
He wanted to replace his arm because he doesn't believe in himself. Only his tech.
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Rolled 4 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
>inb4 we roll 1
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>>2564389
>>2564391
>>2564394
>>2564396
uhhh just look on the brightside?
every failure hopefully means a step closer to being DEFIANT.
>>2564400
0
kek
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>>2564397
Wrong modifier, not that it matters though.
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Rolled 14 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
das a nasty deficit right there
>>2564394
nope, he's injured and having a mental breakdown, one caused in part by us. I it wrong that I want Armsy to join our little gang and have a little fun at Piggot's expense?
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>>2564391
>>2564394
>>2564396
>>2564397
wat
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Rolled 15 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564389
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>>2564394
>>2564397
>>2564404
wtf
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>>2564405
Armsy is cursed today. This is his One Bad Day, after all.
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>>2564402
I guess the meds are more crippling then anything.
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>Meanwhile in Alternate /qst/....
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>>2564404
Yes it's. What we actually need to do is help Giggle and Kid Win. Those two are the ones who actually need help.
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>>2564391
>>2564394
>>2564396
>>2564400
>>2564404
>>2564406
JUST
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And now we see this worlds two face be born.
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

Can't say I'm happy with how it's going for him, I like the character.
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We could have been losing it to an enemy instead we fall before the mighty 1000 year door.
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>>2564424
People seemingly forgot that Armsmaster and Defiant are the same person, or they just didn't read the novel and harassed him for the laughs. Now maybe there won't be any Defiant.

On the other hand, if Colin makes it out of his second trigger more or less sane, Dragon will be even stronger.
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Your hands are shaking.Excuses Excuses. Your Migraine is a burning heat in the back of your skull.Not good enough Colin.

Your migraine's getting worse.

Eventually you just hack the door down with your Halberd, but you barely have the strength to lift it and it feels so heavy, Almost a minute passes in silence as you bash the door down in desperation. When you finally open it, you almost fall flat from the exertion. What's wrong Colin? Tired? Can't keep up?

Your migraine's getting worse.

You force yourself to keep going, using your Halberd as a walking stick as you stagger up the stairway towards Giggleswitch's room. You stand up straighter as you near the top of the stairs, and force your despondent frown into a tired grin. After what happened to his parents, and his brother. The Protectorate's all he has left. Maybe if you'd responded just a bit faster he'd be home right now, watching all of this on TV.

You're more alike than he realises. He doesn't need tired old Colin right now, he needs Armsmaster.

The knight of the Bay.

He's trapped, and unconscious. Slowly breathing in smoke and particulates as his room burns around him.

SAVE HIM
DO YOUR JOB[/b]
AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?
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>>2564445
>AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?
Jeebus armsy is gonna kill himself trying to be a hero ain’t he?
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>>2564445
>SAVE HIM
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>>2564445
SAVE HIM

Life is shit, now remember why you chose to get into this utter crap shoot and help.
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>>2564445
>SAVE HIM
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>>2564445
>AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?
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>>2564445
AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?
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>>2564445
>After what happened to his parents, and his brother. The Protectorate's all he has left. Maybe if you'd responded just a bit faster he'd be home right now, watching all of this on TV.
Oh god, what happened to our family?
Oh, and
>SAVE HIM
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>>2564445
AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?

Our brother, (mostly) confirmed. If he'd captured us faster, something horrible behind the scenes wouldn't have happened, causing Giggleswitch to trigger. Armsy's failure is cascading, and it's breaking him.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>2564445
>SAVE HIM

Does it matter what we choose?
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gonna need a D20-4
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Rolled 4 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564472
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>>2564472
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Rolled 12 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564472
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>>2564445
>AREN'T YOU MEANT TO BE A HERO?

Man poor bro.
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Rolled 2 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2564472
Hand over the Manic luck guys!
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>>2564455
That would be the better result but he will most likely end up going rogue.

>>2564467
they died Jim
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Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>2564472
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>>2564389
We would've literally needed a 20 to succeed in this roll.

>>2564405
What?

>>2564445
Oh shit, what about Mr. Higgins?
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>>2564489
fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
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>>2564489
Ah sorry i forgot to do the + - thing in the roll field.
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>>2564474


This is just sad..
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Oh shit, I just realized...if our parents are dead, and if our bother dies during this bullshit, where do we get the shit we need to fix our DNA?
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>>2564443
He had to get broken down something fierce to become Defiant. He had to lose it all. If anything we probably sped that up.
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>>2564491
Mr. Higgs is in prison. This here are the Wards dorm.
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>>2564474
>>2564476
>>2564480
>Well done Colin, you've done what Manic could not: destroyed the Damned PRT-ENE. Do you feel like a hero yet?
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I was gone for about 1 hour and now armsy is the saddest excuse of a hero we've ever seen. Maybe we should return his arms?
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>>2564476
>>2564480
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>>2564499
There were other options. The fast one is to use our family DNA. Also after leaving our bro and going to him just to use his dna to fix us seem like a terrible move.

I kinda want to unmask him and have Manic call our brother Barnaby. Just to fuck more with the heros. But Manic would never do that.
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>>2564499
Exhumation.
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>>2564499
whelp, time to raid our parent's grave.
or just take it from a cousin/uncle or aunt
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Maybe we should stop bullying Colin sometime. I hope he doesn't die, break, or go villain from this. I really like Defiant x Dragon.
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>>2564507
He has a new one that his AIfu gave to him.
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>>2564522
Yeah, but we have a few left over arms we aren't using. Lets give it back and try to cheer him up
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>Manic watches as Arms master breaks down and gives up on himself
>Realizes he may have pushed too far on a guy that didn't really deserve getting kicked down this badly
>Feels like a 16 yr old fuck up that ruined his once favorite super hero for some laughs and somewhat misplaced frustration
>No longer feels like messing with the PRT is fun anymore
This shit universe finally figured out a way to make manic as miserable as the rest of the capes in this setting
This fucking setting always finds a way to ruin the fun, man
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That would just make him feel worse as we are taking pity on him. Just steal his arm and laugh like usual.
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>>2564476
>>2564480
If Armsy somehow pulls through we should do something nice for him, just once
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>>2564537
Probably when we shit talk/ beat the crap out of his replacement worse than we ever did him.
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>>2564520
Manic has VERY good reason to be mad at Armsmaster.

In the first week, Manic was scared and confused due to his power resulting in instinctive lobotomisation. Manic WANTED to get help from the PRT, and instead of Armsmaster giving Manic a chance, he chased him down LIKE A CRIMINAL rather than attempted to figure out the situation.

Further actions only lead Armsmaster and friends only further going after Manic at Armsmaster's behest (due to being the figure head of the protectorate).

>>2564530
ruining your favorite hero into a miserable wreck and LAUGHINGstock within a month.
Manic is really gonna feel like shit when he realizes just how much shit his seemingly innocuous actions ruined Armsy.
But he can't HELP Armsy directly. It'd be taken as pity.

The only way to help Armsy would be to set up wins for him ahead of time and help from the sides. That's if Manic even WANTS to help him. It'll take the month at least for Manic to get over how armsmaster attempted to make Manic persona non-grata
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>>2564545
Or maybe if we ever end up in a big cape fight and one of the villains gets pretty close to killing him we save his life
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They both have good reasons. Fuck, I want to return the armsbike now, look what you did to me Zion.
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>>2564557
both having good reasons being Manic and Armsy acting the way they do?
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I just realized we rolled out of our base and lefed Tatty alone...
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Oh fuck, I just realized. Do you guys think our speech infront of the bank is what managed to mess up Armsy this bad?

Also, I am really curious about Giggleswitch and what he is like
>inb4 he confronts us alone at some point
>has a rival fight with us
>fully intent on bringing us in
>he just wants things to go back to how they were before
>he just wants his older brother back
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>>2564573
No we didn't, Bruce is still there.
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>>2564551
To be fair, the kind of person to lobotomize another person, even in self defense, is at best dangerous and unstable, and at worst psychotic and malicious. It makes sense to want to bring them in, and he was basically right in treating us like a dangerous maniac. We cut his arm off after all. And lets not forget about all those murders, even if the victims deserved it. I mean, we just gassed like 30 people to death, and killed their leader in cold blood, and felt nothing about it.
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>>2564537
Fuck no
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>>2564574
Yes it did. But what actually brougth him down was us one uping him every time.

Our bro is unlike to know we are Manic. But he surely knows we dissapeared or run away frim home and our parents got killed. Most likely by Giggle in a fit to protect our mother from our abusive father
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The beam sticking him to the floor won't move, constructing the Rig out of reinforced materials had seemed like such a good idea at the time but now. Now the only thing you can do is curse another in a long line of stupid mistakes. There's nothing you can do to help him, just give up. It's so warm in here.

Colin hadn't realised how cold he was, how utterly tired and cold and miserable his useless, traitorous excuse for a body was. He was too busy with other things.

"Colin! For god's sake listen to me, you can't save him."

See? even Dragon doesn't think you can do it. You're as useless as Father said, a failure in everything you try. Dauntless could save him, he'd teleport him away or use any of the miracles he can create to save him. All you can do is Cry and Fail.

"No! I can still save him."

Trapped and alone with the idiot to save him, the only one without Father's intellect.

"SHUT UP! I CAN DO IT, I CAN!"

You swing at the beam one more, tired arms shuddering as you slowly raise the Useless Over-designed piece of crap over your head, howling your defiance into the flames.

"I CAN"

And it bounces off, not even denting the reinforced metal.

[DESTINATION]
[TRAJECTORY]
[AGREEMENT]

Cont
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>>2564580
Still Tatty is heavy dosed in one of our pain killers. Oh i know we should give our pain killers to armsy! It worked for Tatty, it migth work for his migrane!
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All my feels, Fuck return the armsbike get the karma score and my feel score up
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>>2564591
Oh we second triggered him?!
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>>2564601
pfff he deserves all of what he's getting.
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>>2564601
No. Fuck that bullshit. Stop using meta for manic.
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>>2564591
oh fuck WE SECOND (THIRD?) TRIGGERED HIM

HOLD ON FOR THE RIDE FUCKERS
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>>2564583
1. the labotomy was innate, I really doubt we actually learned how to lobotomize someone
2. the arm-cutting was a panic attack
3.nazi cultists and organ harvesters aren’t people :^)
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Oh shit, I'm imagining Dredd with a hate-boner for us.
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>>2564607
Thank you, everyone here saying that they feel bad for Armsmaster and we should be nicer to him is completely forgetting that Maniac has no idea how much he fucked up Armsmaster.
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Hush, where the end a will there is a way
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>>2564601
No meta. Manic has reasons to be upset at him. Armsy can prove himself to Manic eventually.

>>2564583
The arm cut was accidental panic attack. We were still getting our powers in check. Also literally getting attacked while trying to get a goddamn hotdog.

We literally only got a semi-stable life within the last several days. Also those people we got attacked by needed a very solid lesson. Just beating them and sending them back would result in more people the next time who wouldn't be afraid of dying cuz we didn't do any killing.

Kaiser/ABB probably factored our non-lethalism when sending in goons.

It's better fewer died in one go than continual war.
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>>2564591
IT BEGINS

ONE BAD DAY HAS CHANGED HIM.
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>Kaiser/ABB probably factored our non-lethalism when sending in goons.

Man it must have being really funny when they discovered we would go full lethal if they invaded our turf.
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>>2564629
I think Manic is just the way the Entities have to trigger as many people as possible so they can have a chance agains Big Lenny(Leviathan)
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>>2564613
>>2564627
So, what we did wasn't a bad thing because
>panic attack
>innate ability
>they had it coming
The first two both come back to instablilty, which isnt a good thing for someone with the ability to fuck with molecular bonds. And the last one shows that we can disregard human life so long as we can rationalize it. All this really points to psychopathic tendencies and a severe lack of empathy. So, yeah, I do think that realistically we are a danger to everyone around us, and should be locked up for everyone safety.

dont get me wrong, I like the quest
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>>2564650
Or ya know. Being sixteen and waking up missing an arm and killing a man within a few seconds of each other. Kinda stressful.
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>>2564650
All those things could be attributed to our passenger fucking us up, but not like anyone knows about them anyways.
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>>2564650
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Let's try not to engage in self deception. Everybody thinks we're mentally unstable, maybe they are all wrong... Or we could go with the more likely explanation.
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>>2564605
This and
>>2564607
This
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>>2564650
Meh we weren't much sane after everything. One bad day can really change a person and push him into crazy lane.
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>>2564663
It's not us this society that is crazy were our heroes don't do their job. So we will do it for then. We still respect then some what but they need to get out of our way or we will pass trought then
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>>2564650
In that case every human on Earth Bet should be locked up, because place them in the right stressful situation and they will become violent.

All he did when Armsmaster came to hunt him down was kill someone in a very stressful situation and after he calmed down he called the PRT and the lobotomy was literally in selfdefense.
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You awaken on the floor, Dragon crying in your ear. You remember the voice.

"Colin! No, not you please! Anyone but you! I-"

"Dragon." You can't say the rest, it comes out as a gargling cough that feels like sandpaper being shoved up your throat.

You can do it, your Halberd is right there and your arm has tools. Given how tough the kid is you'd expect to have ten or so seconds at least.

A few quick moves with a miniature spanner, some small adjustments with a micro screwdriver. And you have exactly the tool you need.

You have all the tools you'd ever need, and they're all in your arm.

Your Halberd's edge is thinned to only a lepton in width, and it carves through the spaces between the ceiling beam's atoms. Just what you needed. And there's so much more.

But first, you have to save Michael. You take his unconscious body in one hand and sling it over your shoulder, moving out.

Dragon's still talking, but you're incapable of listening. You can barely put one foot in front of the other. In the end all you can do is head out the front door and stand stock still as you recognise the man there.

"Why am I surprised. It's you, it's always you."

POV Switch: over.
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>>2564675
I would like to point out that lobotomies are normally very long operations from what I've researched. Normally like an hour to an hour and a half.

"I accidentally strapped a guy down and operated on him for an hour." isn't very believable. And they didn't know that you had done it any faster than that.
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In short, confessing to the protectorate was fucking stupid, breaking news.
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>>2564650
I have to say with all the shit we been through we held ourselves quite well. lesser men would had broken apart, and we aren’t even 18. also not caring about human trash =/= lack of empathy. a true lack of empathy means we wouldn’t have bothered with the dock, or the old dying man, or our goon who almost got whacked at the bank robbery.

The idea of dehumanizing things you kill has been a tactic since the beginning of time and its actually the best way to keep your sanity. After all who cares about the meat we eat, yet we strangely seem to care about dogs and cats. its because we humanize them(pets are a part of the family) a lot more then cows and chickens.
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>>2564690
Unless you go the brute force method of a very long thin and sharp object inserted in the back of the eye socket up into the brain.
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>"Why am I surprised. It's you, it's always you."

Did Manic appeared just in time to take blame?
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>>2564690
And we did that how in the time before the PRT arrived? That wasn't even close to an hour between E88 arriving and the PRT reacting to their move, so we didn't have the time even if we wanted.
That and the fact we called in at all should have told them that applying a "shot first, ask questions later" policy wouldn't be very helpful.
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>>2564705
True, but that’s usually fatal when performed in an alleyway on a guy that’s fighting back.
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>>2564718
yeah, but considering maniac can do shit that has a 99% chance of failure near enough reliably, i doubt its as big a feat for him.
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>>2564681
>Michael
> In first thread call little brother 'Mike'
This revelation will end well.
>>2564605
Doubtful. He might not be the best person, but I wouldn't have said he deserved this, even when He sent Manic straight to... where ever Manic has ended up. The demotion, yes. Everything that's come along with it, no.
>>2564607
I agree with that point. If we somehow find out that we caused something fucked up to happen to the guy when we just thought of it as harmless fun, we should do what works for the character, but we shouldn't use meta knowlege to reach that point.
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>>2564717
You just stabbed him in the face, you did it so perfectly however that he survived. You didn’t do it the official doctor wayTM.
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>>2564725
In other words if Manic ever breaks apart, everyone is fucked.
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Also i'm kinda surprised anons didn't said anything about Tatty smilling at us for complimating how usefull she has been for us.
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>>2564747
Or we get our second trigger
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>>2564754
Isn't that her default expression?
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>>2564725
I am aware, but the simple fact that the lobotomy was done in a way that could be freak lucky hit in a fight and he also called in to confess to it, should have told them that assuming he's lying and should be hunted down is not the best idea. Instead of taking his statement over the phone
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>Tattletale's internal face when

Strange that the only person she can't 'read' into oblivious just so happens to be the genetic abomination with a perpetually spiraling moral compass.
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>>2564725
Zion, I just realized how subtle you did this.
>we make blue elixir
>our shard tells us its "imperfect" and we should get rid of the thing
>but our shard tells us mutation is absolutely good and we should go all-in into it
>our molecular processing shard relies on us making things better by changing them - creating chaos, conflict, renewal through twisted change
>our shard hates the blue elixir because it fixes the user without changing their genetic makeup or molecules or whatever; it just regens them back to normal
>our shard likes it when we mutate or gain fragmentation, because we are changing from what we were
>our shard hates fixing things back to the way they were, because fixing the fucked marriage between our parents and the overall family issue won't be done through making things go back to the way they were - it'll just fail and fall apart again, like the way our own fleshy body did on that ghetto ABB operating table
This was intentional, wasn't it?
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could we come to this conclusion in story?
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>>2564782
Holy fuck you're good
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>>2564782
Oh my god that totally makes sense
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You continue on your mad ride down the bridge to the Rig, dodging holes and crumbling concrete as the rubble from the Rig continues to impede you and the dogs. It takes a while, but you and the others eventually manage to weave your way through and onto the Rig proper.

The Rig is named as such because it was constructed on top of an old oil rig out in the bay, and you can still see the foundations of the design here and there. You can also see a very tired and slightly burnt Armsmaster stagger out of a door nearby. There are three buildings around a large central platform area, connected by bridges onto the central platform on which Dauntless and Lung are fighting. Now that you're closer you can also see the rest of the protectorate and several scattered PRT troopers fighting him as well.

"Why am I surprised? It's you, it's always you."

Armsmaster is looking over your way now, and looks incredibly tired.

Nah man, it ain't me.
who dat?
Yes, it was me. I freed lung for some reason, then came here to help you fight him. because I'm just that stupid.
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>>2564761
Smilling? Not when she worked with Coil.

>>2564769
You say strange i say that it's perfect. Unless we break then it will become tragic.
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>>2564831
>Yes, it was me. I freed lung for some reason, then came here to help you fight him. because I'm just that stupid.
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>>2564831
>Yes, it was me. I freed lung for some reason, then came here to help you fight him. because I'm just that stupid.
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>>2564782
Don't forget giving Armsmaster his second trigger and turning him into the hero he needed to be through relentless bullying and destruction of who he used to be.
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>>2564831
>AARMSY, would I REALLY do something so BOORING?! We both know i'm more of a.. HANDS-ON type of guy!
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>>2564831
>who dat?
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>>2564831
>Grow up, you do this to yourself.
>Get the hell out of here.
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>>2564831
>Yes, it was me. I freed lung for some reason, then came here to help you fight him. because I'm just that stupid.

Kinda could twist this as us trying to get some fame and making the PRT look even more bad. Besides if we don't say with a snark he won't believe us.
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>>2564843
Move aside Yamada, we're the therapist now.
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>>2564831
>Nah man, it ain't me.
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>Yes, it was me. I freed lung for some reason, then came here to help you fight him. because I'm just that stupid.

Im not sure this is the wisest answer, but Fuck it, no metagaming for me
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sarcasm wins the day.
writing.
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WAIT GUYS! could we use this chaos to grab Mr.Higgs?!!
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>>2564880
Didnt grue and reagent rescue him,Rebecca and artist dude
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>>2564880
>>2564887
Nah he ded
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>>2564887
Mr. Higgs was leafed behing so everyone could escape. We could tottaly use this chance to save Rebecca's father!
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>>2564893
>>2564892


Well at least Rebecca can get some revenge then.
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>>2564894
Maybe but lets take Down lung Down first. Permenantly If we can
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>>2564905
Man we always leave Tatty out of the fun trips.
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>>2564913
It might be a bit too dangerous for her
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>>2564913
Stop using her power then
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>>2564929
Well at least the hideout is a little bit more safe now. Also i'm now worried with the people we lefed behind doing search and rescue...
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I'm sorry guys, I'm falling asleep here.
I'll be back around four or five tomorrow.

as usual feel free to ask questions and criticise anything. I shall be continuing to monitor the thread.
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>>2564948
Nah she is to usefull. Besides our Blue Goo™ might be helpfull here.
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>>2564953
Goodnight sweet prince.
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>>2564953
It's fine go take some Zs. We will be here as well as the thread. Also how are things with our Manics? Are they having a hard time with the PRT trying to stop then?
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>>2564964
Lets put the Blue Goo™ in a cylinder container that needs a high amount of constant friction to disperse it's goo through shooting the liquid out on the needed patient
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>>2564953
Oh a account of 1 to 10 how happy is Tatty for joining with us?
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>>2564974
So a Shake Weight?
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>>2564973
The PRT aren't stopping them, on account of mostly being dead. even if they did, there'd be a riot so the surviving PRT troopers are mostly just helping.

>>2564975
A super Happy Tatty, it's kind of awkward for her not being able to read you though.
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>>2564982
Yes
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>>2564988
>it's kind of awkward for her

Ah she doesn't know how to handle Manic. lol

Also glad to see no they aren't being assholes here.
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>>2564953
So what is Arm's new thing?
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>>2565008
The inside of his arm and weapon systems are effectively infinite, allowing for almost anything to be put inside, and allowing him to pull weird quantum bullshit.

essentially, his normal speciality got turned up to thirteen, then he broke the handle off.

The inside of his tech is essentially an infinite timeless space where he is god and the rules of existence no longer apply.

He's gone from TARDIS tech to Cthulu tech.
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>>2565024
Whelp, move over Fortress Contruction, Armsmaster's gonna build the endbringer shelters from now on.
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>>2565024
Damm we need to up uor tech level If we want to keep up
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>>2565024

holy fuck
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>>2565024
So we made armsmaster a Tinker 10 :<

We need to step up our game
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>>2564953
How Many pepole Can we have and support in our current base
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>>2565024
Now THIS is someone I can call my nemesis.
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>>2565024
Oh fuck that bullshit...Ahahahahaha! Armsy better thank us later.
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>>2565070
well it depends if you are going to let them stay or not.
Probably around twenty people total. After that you'd have to start extending the base or only letting lieutenants stay there.
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>>2565066
i wonder if we took a look at his arm we would trigger a second time because of how bullshit that shit is.
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>>2565070
We need more hideouts. It's always a bad udea to have all your eggs in one single basket. Doesn't matter how well we fortitified the plant we still need a second and a third place to conduct our business.
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>>2565103
eh, we don’t have the manpower for another hideout. however a secret safehouse wouldnt be the worst thing to have
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>>2564974
I vote we name the Blue Goo(tm) as:

Superlative
Ectoplasmic
Maintenance
Enhancer
Nano-linker
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>>2564782
kudos to this guy
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>>2565263
No
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>>2564618
Oh of course, I feel bad for him, Manic is still bitter with him and would have no reason to know about Armey's break down. This shouldn't change how we treat him in quest till we see it personally. Even then, Manic might not care anyway because he's a young, pissed off kid disillusioned with the PRT.
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>>2565242
Oh yeah we lack the men power to do that stuff. But again a safe house just in case we need to bail would be ideal.

Could even use Rebecca's power so we can create underground tunnel and connect it to the sewers for extra sneaking around.
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>>2564782
You sir are a genius.

Makes me wonder it our Blue Goo™ "imperfection" was the fact that she only healed and didn't gave no side effects like most of our meducine tends to do/be.
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>>2565339
this guy gets it
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Holy shit guys
I came up with the absolute BEST name for our Blue Goo

"Laughter." The best medicine (though we have to combine it with our liquid laughing gas for that). :^)
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>>2565378
Although a big issue with this is the 2 day coma it puts people in. Maybe making it work faster will come at the cost of causing side-effects in the user? Extremely minor mutation at least?
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Jesus fuck, why didn't anyone tell me how hot miss militia was.
Here i've been picturing her as the red afro lady from steven universe like a jackass this whole time.
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>>2565472
>realizing it just now
Miss Militia is unironically one of the best girls of all of Worm. This is not an exaggeration nor a meme. This is as much of a fact of Worm as Legend being best boy.
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>>2565472
>why didn't anyone tell me how hot miss militia was
Post whatever pic you found, so I can throw it in my folder with other good Wildbow story fanart
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>>2565478
>Legend being best boy.
You again.
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>>2565488
This plox
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>>2565501
>we
Fuck off Legend a best.
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>>2565472
>Here i've been picturing her as the red afro lady from steven universe like a jackass this whole time.
Why in the hell did you picture as looking like that of all things? If it wasn't likely near impossible from both age difference and our positions in life/idealogy, then I'd be all for that. As is, while I'd rather not focus on waifus, I'd be ok with these girls on at least being salvageable this early in, or at least decent for a worm character.
Tattletale, she's one of the decent ones
Skitter, still early enough that she isn't a complete monster yet
Pancea, I actually like how one anon described slowly pulling the stick out of her ass and learning to chill
Piper, likable and cute OC, though I feel a bit weird about Manic dating a girl that basically worships him
Glory Girl, purely because I'd find us hitting on and actually winning over GG, despite her being completely in denial about it, it'd be hilarious
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>>2565554
>I actually like how one anon described slowly pulling the stick out of her ass
Only to be replaced by our cock, much later. :^)

But otherwise, I agree. Disregard waifus, build and create cool shit, meme on heroes, Joker the enemies, and deal with our life.
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We've been only using one of the warehouses in our area right? maybe we should extend out to the other two.
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>>2565554
>One Anon
Aw and here I thought no one looked at that. I'll always advocate trying not to beat her with the shit end of the stick. Life has done that to her enough already. And she is pretty easily salvageable.
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>>2565633
We can't fuck the gay out of her, anon.
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>>2565633
fuck that, we need to add on to the shit pile that is her life.
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>>2565640
Then we will use our other greatest weapon, science!
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>>2565554

How about the worm girl?
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>>2565645
Bullshit. Our greatest weapon is memes. The DNA of the soul.
Also we really need to make different gear from the pastebin, we're getting predictable.
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>>2565640
I always thought that was more GGs aura fucking with her head but I could be wrong.
>>2565644
Don't even need to interact with her for that.
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>>2565681
I'm pretty sure that years of superpowered radiation damage to the brain causes some irreparable damage but whatever.
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>>2565694
If only there was someone with powers that could fix that or convince her to fix it herself
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>>2565699
She can't operate on herself.
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>>2565708
There's technically nothing stopping her, though it has been awhile since I've read worm.
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>>2565729
There is something stoping her. Her shard. She just can't.
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>>2565729
Nah dude, that’s her powers one actual weakness. She can’t do herself with it.
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>>2565694
We can always break her. We broke Armsy and look how much more better he is now!

Just bully her until she triggers!
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>>2565732
So what we must do is have her get a mental meltdown and trigger again!

i wonder if our Blue Goo™ can well her solve the brain damage
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>>2565735
>>2565742
How about, we don't and we say we didn't.
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>>2565742
That would actually be hilarious to see. GG showing up to get her away from us and her freaking out about being compelled to like her.

>>2565753
Or we could keep having a fun discussion that gets shot down when the votes come, like it always will.
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>>2565729
Most powers, unless specifically made to affect them, don't
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>>2565770
>>2565732
>>2565730
Yep forgot that part. My bad. We could still do it though.
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>>2565772
The soution is easy

We (Second) Trigger the Panpan
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>>2565828
That's kinda what i want to do.Even if she is still worst girl.
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>>2565656
If you mean the original MC then yeah, that's who Skitter is. Plus Manic has met her and thinks she seems cool.
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>>2565406
Wait, do you think it'll put EVERYONE who it gets used on in a coma, cause if so I think we have an easy way to beat Lung
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>>2566043
>We heal Lung so much his shard feels it and puts him in a coma

...That's deliciously ironic
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After this we should proabaly reshearch the Disquise kit and visit our family so we Can unfuck our genes
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"Yes, it was all me, I freed Lung due to my endless belief in his cause. And now I find myself having changed my mind and heart, ready to do whatever I can to make up for my former villainy."

Armsmaster looks at you for a long moment, mouth wide in confusion.

"I don't even know if you're joking. I really don't."

You give him your best shit eating grin and lean forwards on your motorcycle.

"So are we gonna go fight Lung or what? He's getting pretty big."

Armsmaster seems to consider this for a second, and slowly lowers the cape on his shoulders to the ground as he turns to look at the ongoing battle.

"Yes, normally we would just back off by now but that isn't an option. If you and Hellhound's dogs can tie him down then I might be able to tranquillise him, but that's a longshot when he's this big."

You can all see the gang leader as he continues to grow, a colossal metal dragon towering over the other heroes.

Friendly combatants:
Rebecca. Can disintegrate non-living matter.
Grue:can create totally impenetrable darkness.
Bitch/Hellhound :Has a trio of car sized dogs, they look like something out of a horror movie.
Regent: Can make people's muscles spasm.
Armsmaster: Tinker, Batman expy. Has all of the gadgets.

Dauntless(A cape with armour modelled after a spartan, who slowly "enchants" them with supernatural properties and has been doing so for several years now.) Miss Militia(Middle eastern woman with the power to summon any type of gun) and Velocity(The Flash, basically) are currently engaged with Lung(Asian guy who morphs into a dragon and gets bigger the longer he fights.) and are steadily losing, you'll need to take him out quickly if you want a chance at winning.

Barnaby/Manic
Status:Not OK
[Need] 0/20
[Gene Fragmentation]10/60
Karma:2
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers. Immune to poison, heightened senses.
You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and Madman's Garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.

Happy Zappers:Gloves that Electrocute Enemies: non lethal.
Madman's garb: heavy torso armour, full face helmet. strength enhancement
[Trickster's Cane]
This is a metal cane with an outer shell made of the same metal as your cards but smooth instead of sharp(obviously) it doesn't cut through things in the same way. Instead it softens whatever it hits and deforms it.
The cane also contains a directional electromagnet that allows you to recall your cards after they've been thrown, or technically anything magnetic enough for the beam to affect.

Go all in, usually killing is a bad thing, but there's nowhere for you to hold him if you only knock him out.
Try to knock him out via combat, you can keep him under for as long as you need. It's just getting there that's a problem
His scales are gonna get in the way whatever you try to do. You'll have to find a way of bypassing them first.
Write in
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>>2566123
>His scales are gonna get in the way whatever you try to do. You'll have to find a way of bypassing them first.
>Write in
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>>2566123
>His scales are gonna get in the way whatever you try to do. You'll have to find a way of bypassing them first.
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>>2566043
>>2566087

Well in theory we aren't damaging him so there is nothing stoping the medicine from working and heal as well as down him into a coma...oh god we just found a way around regeneration powers... just toss our Blue Goo™ inside Lung's gullet and we get him.
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>>2566123
>His scales are gonna get in the way whatever you try to do. You'll have to find a way of bypassing them first.
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>>2566127
This would count as getting around his scales right?
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>>2566123
We should have inspected his scale that we got in one of the previous threads
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>>2566123
>His scales are gonna get in the way whatever you try to do. You'll have to find a way of bypassing them first.
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>>2566123
>write in: Try to throw your Blue Goo™ in his mouth while the others distract it. That will surely knock him out.
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>>2566129
I dunno i think it does.
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>"I don't even know if you're joking. I really don't."

Armsy that's the right anwser.
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You have stuff that induces comas. Use it.

D20+1
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Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2566137
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Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2566137
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Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2566137
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Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2566137
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>>2566141
Good shit anon
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>>2566141
Yay
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>>2566141
HAH
why did I not expect this.
why do you do this to me?
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>>2566145
>Sets up challenging fight
>anons crit themselves to victory
>feelsdiceman
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>2566137
Watch me get nat1
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>>2566141
>>2566139
Lung, Armsmaster, Krieg. We just can't seem to lose. I imagine we have the biggest shit eating grin right now.
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>>2566150
Honesty at this point I expect we'll critfail against Leet and Über or some other c-list shit villains.
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>>2566145
Because the dice are getting ready yo fuck up our escape route.
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>>2566155
Or we will crit fail defending our hideout.
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>>2566141
And that's how we healed Lung so hard he lost his connection to his shard.
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>>2566160
Well one thing at least will be the same as canon. Bakuda will have a lot of obsession with the undersiders. Yandere bomber girl soon.
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You and your Maniacs dismount from your various modes of transport before Bitch's dogs take off towards the raging Asian. The others take up positions within eyesight while you and Armsmaster head into the battle. The two of you charge in as Armsmaster alerts the other Protectorate heroes to your presence, as well as your intent to help.

Lung turns as you reach him, the fifteen foot dragon man hurling and spewing fire all over the platform. You and Armsmaster dodge a few blasts and cut him with your respective weapons, Cards and Halberd gliding through his scales and causing great spurts of blood from his body.

Soon however you discover the great irritation of fighting Lung, that being his regeneration and how bloody fast it is. Any wound you or the others create heals over quickly and is covered by even thicker and tougher scales, if you don't finish this quickly he'll be unstoppable before long.

You can see Miss Militia and

Manic OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRM9lI7n-44

Then you remember your new formula, if it sends people into medical comas it has to be a fairly good sedative, maybe even good enough to get around Lung's regeneration. The Protectorate heroes continue to fight as you step back and dodge a fireball, rummaging around in your pack for a syringe of your serum. A few seconds later you find yourself sprinting towards the colossal steel dragon, with a very stupid idea. But hey, since when have stupid ideas led you astray?

You sprint up Dauntless' back, springboarding off of the spartan's head and thoroughly messing up his dumb spartan mohawk as you fly towards Lung's face. [+1 Armsmaster Opinion] You see him close his mouth as you get closer and for a second you panic that he might have figured out your plan.
It's moot though, as an errant twitch at the corner of his mouth opens it up just enough for you to hurl the syringe into his jaw.

Thanks Regent.

Unfortunately the serum hasn't taken effect quite yet, and you are literally affixed to the Ragin' Asian's face. The face belonging to the guy whom can breathe fire.

D20-2
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Rolled 4 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2566182
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>>2566182
Fuck!

You can see Miss Militia and Velocity starting to hang back now, as their armour can no longer protect them from the flames.
Dauntless lives up to his name however, and dives in to the flames.
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Rolled 3 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2566182
And here's where we get the ones
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>>2566182
lets hope
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2566185
guys trust me im sure i got this
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Rolled 9 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2566182
All these shitty rolls
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>>2566192
NANI?
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>>2566192
THE DICE GODS IS WITH US!
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>>2566192
>20s and 1s count regardless of modifier or not
YES YOU DO
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>>2566192
Damn right Anon. Damn Right.
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>>2566192
>>2566192
BAM BITCH, 1 second off too! mother fuckers fuck yeah!!
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>>2566192
PRAISE BE TO 5xPHMmAt ORANGE!!
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>>2566192
>the DC was 19
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>>2566204
Our Lord and Saviour mAt.
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>>2566194
Have us say a one-liner to his face, like "Guess the Dragon needs another nap!" or something
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>>2566209
Perhaps we just start singing a lullaby as he staggers around.
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>>2566192
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
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>>2566182
Was the roll for how well the serum worked or how well we dogde him while the serum gets to work?
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>>2566205
NAT 20 BITCH!!

Time for some Manic science!! muwahahahahahaha
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>>2566217
Yes.

>>2566209
HEY SMAUG!! GET BACK TO SLEEP!
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>>2566209
Simething about awakening the sleeping dragon?
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>>2566192

We could finish this of with
>Huh, so it works on him too! Hey, Armsy, catch! And throw him some samples, because fuck it, med tech is good to spread around, and we want him to live through shit so we can farm him for more arms.
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>>2566222
Probably should explain what it is first. We did kill dozens of people only a short while ago, they might think it's designed to add to that tally. Though I'm now imagining Manic rambling his way through Monty Python's dead parrot sketch. 'No, Lung's not dead, he's just resting. Remarkable cape the Brockton Lung, beautiful scales ain't they?'
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>>2566222
>>2566223
Can't wait to see Pan reaction when she finds out about our Blue Goo™ this thing will help her a lot in the hospital. We also get to fuck with the medicine demographic cobtrolled by the Nazis. Kaiser gonna get pissed~
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>>2566223
Speaking of scales...we should get some samples. Both of his current blood stream AND from the chunks vefire. THIS IS PURE SCIENCE!! And people say that field test is a terrible idea.
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>>2566223
>>2566228
>>2566231
Mad Doc Maniac!
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You dodge the first blast of fire out of his mouth, then backflip away as he lets out an explosion of heat around him that blackens the metal beneath his feet. You land next to Armsmaster, rolling back up to your feet as his arm is wreathed in crackling electrical energy. The two of you charge forwards in sync, and Hurl two colossal hay-makers into the dragon's face. The sheer force of your punches throws his head backwards hard enough to pull the rest of his body with it.

He stays down after that, no doubt the serum is doing it's work. You can even see him start to shrink as he lies on the smoking steel floor.
"Take a nap big guy, there's a nice big cage with your name on it."
Not your best bit of banter, but dragons and sleeping are very rarely mixed subjects. It's hard being funny sometimes.

You can see the wounded heroes around you now, squaring off against your powered lieutenants despite their wounds. The only ones not doing so are you, Armsmaster and Miss Militia. And even she's shooting you and your group a few worried looks.

This situation needs to be defused, and Armsmaster is currently a bit busy shooting Lung full of even more Tinkertech tranquillisers.

Try to defuse the situation somehow?
Maybe notify Armsmaster about the impending superbattle, he needs to get his team in line or it might kick off.
Escape! Your team is really good at running away.
Write In
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>>2566239
>>Some of the sand dunes have some steep cliff faces, maybe we can draw a target on them and shoot at it
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>>2566242
wrong thred m8.
I think.
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>>2566244
Yep,
>Maybe notify Armsmaster about the impending superbattle, he needs to get his team in line or it might kick off.>>2566239
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>>2566239
>Try to defuse the situation somehow?
Toss Miss Militia some more of our blue goo and tell her how it works and then go to leave. We aren't here for a fight today.
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>>2566239
>Maybe notify Armsmaster about the impending superbattle, he needs to get his team in line or it might kick off.
Get your shit together Colin, christ.
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>>2566239
>gas the heroes and fuck off
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>>2566239
>>2566247
2nd.
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>>2566248
>>2566245
Last ti e we did that he tried to arrest us let's just run away while we can we need to check on our manics
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>>2566256
Fine, switching to >>2566247
Then leave.
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>>2566239
I will change my vote and third this:>>2566248
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>>2566239

>Maybe notify Armsmaster about the impending superbattle, he needs to get his team in line or it might kick off.
>Also notify him of our own healing comatose inducing BlueGoo(tm) we dosed Lung and provide some samples in case our stuff mixed together might have some weird interactions.
>Braindead Lung is fine. SuperLung is totally not fine.
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>>2566256
>>2566254
>>2566247
Bros before Hoes!

We want Armmaster to get his shit together and back in control of the shit. If he goes Defiant from our interactions and as a brorivalry and conflictual teaching relationship , then all the better.
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get your shit together Colin.
D20+2
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Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2566264
Man I actually didn't wanna win.

Fuck it.
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Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2566264
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Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2566264
Here I come to ruin the day
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Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2566264
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>>2566267
Yes you did Anon. Yes. You. Did.
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>>2566262
We don't know about his second trigger. For all manic knows Armsy could just target him now.
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>>2566268
Fuuuuuuu
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>>2566267
Yup you did it.

Also holy shit so many 20's
But a 19 is fine too
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>>2566267
ck youuuuuuuuuu!
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writing.
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>>2566271
Come on anon a 19 is also fine.
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>>2566267
>>2566268
FUCKING SHIT LITERALLY A MINUTE 1 SECOND APART FUCK but fuck you, I got us a 19!
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>>2566276
I just realized how in the rock bottom Arms must be, to have a unstable kid like Manic having to for him to keep his shit together...
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>>2566269
>>2566274
>>2566275
>>2566279

Thank you for the (you)'s. Now who will be the bloke that rolled 1. Find out next in the next few rolls
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>>2566279
And you did great anon. Your 19 saved us from getting our shit fucked.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>2566283
better yet
right now
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>>2566296
Oh no...this doesn't looks good
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>>2566296
So close but so far faggola, this train has no breaks.
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Rolled 19, 18, 15, 10, 9, 9, 20, 14, 6, 12 = 132 (10d20)

don't mind me just airing out the dice
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>>2566304
>19
>20

I may be a faggot but c'mon, don't tempt Dicegods
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>>2566311
(You)
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>>2566311
Well so long as you admit it

(You)
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>>2566239
Defuse the situation by TAKING LUNG'S ARM

WE'LL BE LEAVING WITH AN ARM HERE NO MATTER WHAT

ALSO WE SUPER REGEN NAO BITCHES
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>>2566311
Fineee. Here's your (you)
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>>2566311
Here you go, gay nigger faggot dindu
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>>2566321
I aprove.
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I wonder what kind of effect our
Blue Goo™ would have in Alabaster...although what he does isn't healing and more reseting himself back to normal.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2566310
Rolling for getting a hotdog

Or Raeg Dragon parts I'm not picky
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these rolls are amazing
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> "Heya Armsy. You look like you are having a blast."

> "So, I know that the dating scene is tough for a man of your advanced age, but that doesn't mean that you can just go around picking up kids."

> "Armsy, I'm hurt. How could you throw this little shindig without inviting me! All my favorite things are here too: Fireworks, Longpig confetti, A giant, regenerating pinatta. If I didn't know better, I'd say that you don't enjoy my company."

Why do these ideas never come to me when I can actually use them?!
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>>2566355
See this is why writing good stories takes so damn long. People need time to be creative.
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Hey. Is Pauseman confined within this facility, or somewhere else?
If the former, should we send some of our guys to break him out while everyone else is preoccupied?
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