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    128 KB Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:12 No.15298146  
    The year is 1995, and anti-mutant riots are sweeping the nation. Fearing what might happen to you if your true nature is discovered, your parents have enrolled you in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where you can learn to harness your amazing gifts, or at least be isolated from those who fear and hate you. After spending two weeks on vacation, the nine students of Professor Xavier's class have returned to the Mansion, but they aren't alone! Seven new faces have joined their class for the summer - teenage mutants from Ms. Frost's Massachusetts Academy!

    "You *can't* be serious," the red-haired girl says, casting a dismissive eye around the Mansion's game room. "This is what you people do for fun?"

    "Don't be too hard on them, Amy," the big brown-haired young man next to her says, crossing his arms over his wide chest. "You know how negligent their teachers are. Is it any surprise that they don't know how to have fun either?"

    "OK, tough guy, I've had about enough out of you!" Ricardo shouts heatedly, finally being pushed to the breaking point by the new students' constant heckling. "Shut your mouth, or I'm going to shut it for you!"

    "Struck a nerve, huh?" the bigger student asks, standing nearly a full head above Ricardo. "Any time you want to settle this, I'm ready," he says, spreading his arms out innocently.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:12 No.15298152
    Oh shit mutie quest
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:12 No.15298153
    "Oh, yeah? How about right n-" Ricardo says, suddenly swinging a punch at the other student - but just as he does a hand snaps out and grabs his fist!

    As he looks up, caught off-guard, you see that one of the female students has transformed herself into a statue-like being made of solid rock!

    "Wrong move, hotshot," she says, grinning and holding back his fist easily. "Blake might be the biggest, but I'm the one who's going to make you eat that attitude."

    "Yeah, teach him a lesson, Eliza!" one of the other female students shouts. As you look around between the two groups of students, now on the verge of a major brawl, you see the young man who seems to be the leader of this group smiling to himself as he watches from the fringe.

    What do, Aino?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:13 No.15298156
    Can my mutant power be that my eyes pop out of my skull on a prehensile optic nerve, allowing me to strangle people with them and look around corners?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:16 No.15298183
    >Can my mutant power be that my eyes pop out of my skull on a prehensile optic nerve, allowing me to strangle people with them and look around corners?

    Sure, but this quest is about a mutant who can slow the timestream in a bubble around her.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:17 No.15298186

    But come on, her name is Aino! There's already an eye pun built right in!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:18 No.15298197
    "Oh, for the love of protons," TIME FREEZE!

    Go get a teacher, for smug's sake.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:20 No.15298212
    Freeze time, like we always do.
    Make sure that the little hellions are all affected before proceeding; it would be annoying if there was one among them that could cancel out our tachyon static field.
    Then we tie them all up, and gag them, before releasing our hold on time.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:23 No.15298238

    We are better than this.
    No need for dick-waving contest.

    Just roll your eyes, stop time and go away with your friends.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:23 No.15298239
    Two votes for timefreeze. Any other ideas?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:25 No.15298256

    Freeze time, Put all of the new kinds face down on the Ground, fuck with them a little bit and them go back to your original position and pretend like you didn't do it.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:36 No.15298333

    "I'm going to enjoy making y-" the stone-like girl says, squeezing Ricardo's fist for a moment before she pauses, motionless, along with all the other Academy students.

    "Wow, Aino, you're getting pretty good with the whole accuracy thing," Clarissa says, looking around at the frozen faces of the seven new classmates. "I remember when you first came here, you could barely use your power at all without getting tired!"

    "So what are we gonna do with these jerks?" Sam asks, pointing a thumb over her back at the others as Ricardo finally manages to pull his hand free of Amy's rocky time-stuck hand.

    "We could cover them in toilet paper?" Luke and Mary Ann suggest in unison. "What?" they ask as the others give them a look. "We don't know what else to do! We're the goody two-shoes in this group, remember?"

    "I thought that was Aino," Noah smiles. "Or Megan."

    "What about me?" Sam asks him sweetly.

    "You're definitely not a goody two-shoes. More like a brown-noser," Megan laughs.

    "So... two shoes is bad?" Atlas asks, still trying to puzzle out the meaning of the phrase. "Doesn't everyone in this era wear two shoes at a time?"

    "It's - you know what, never mind," Clarissa says. "I'll explain it later. Omni, can you let the Professor know about this?"

    "Sure," they say in unison.

    (cont. on next page)
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)13:49 No.15298463

    "Ladies and gentlemen, I am very disappointed in you," Ms. Frost says flatly to the Academy students as she and the Professor survey the sixteen of you. "We have been invited here as guests on Professor Xavier's charity, and this is how you repay his hospitality?"

    "Ms. Frost, it wasn't our fault!" the dusky-skinned girl next to Blake protests. "Eliza was just protecting Blake!"

    "I *hardly* think Blake needs protecting, Rosa," Ms. Frost tells her with just a hint of annoyance in her voice. "In fact... James, dear, why don't you explain what happened?"

    "Yes, Ms. Frost," the one you've pegged as the leader says innocently. "We were in here looking at their game room, and Amy said she didn't care for the way it looked. When Blake told her not to be concerned with it, that one tried to punch him-" he says, gesturing at Ricardo as he seethes with anger. "Then Eliza stopped him from hitting Blake, and the next thing we knew their class was all outside the room."

    "That's not-" Noah starts to protest, before the Professor raises his hand to cut him off.

    "Is this true, Aino?" he asks you, looking up from his hoverchair sternly.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:51 No.15298483
    Phew, made it. I'm on a business trip and thought that I'd miss today's issue. Which would suck especially hard since I've been with the quest since day 1. Good thing it's evening here in Finland; I was stuck in a meeting for the whole afternoon.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:53 No.15298525
    Shake our head. "No, Professor, they said you were poor and that you neglect us." Puppy dog eyes!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:55 No.15298542
    "From a certain point of view, yes. But what he failed to mention is that they also insulted our teachers."
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:56 No.15298559
    "Inasmuch as the facts correlate to the events that occurred. However, there is the particular omission of Blake's taunt of 'Any time you want to settle this, I'm ready.', and the generally confrontational and dismissive behavior of the Academy students."

    Did they really think our memory is so bad we would forget something that happened mere minutes ago?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)13:56 No.15298561
    "They clearly tried to provoke us into attacking"
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)14:01 No.15298619
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    "I allow you to read my mind, Proffesor. Our version is a bit different. We do agree however that Ricardo acted a bit brashly, still, their uncivilized and out right dishonoring code of conduct was the main cause of this incident."
    "Miss Frost, when I met you before you carried yourself with sophistication and elegance rarely seen. Thus I am thoroughly dissapointed in your students whom show no signs of knowing the rules of social discourses. You must know that manners are an important skill to grasp in today's world. Just because we have powers, doesn't mean that we can act as barbarians."
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)14:12 No.15298751
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    "Blake, I've warned you about your confrontational attitude, haven't I?" Ms. Frost asks the large student.

    "Yes, Ms. Frost," he agrees, tossing Ricardo a glance. "I won't let it happen again," he says, as Ricardo stares him down.

    "See that you don't," she responds. "I won't have you making a disturbance every time someone says a cross word to you."

    "Ricardo, when have you ever felt it was appropriate to strike another student here?" the Professor asks him. "I-"

    "Now, Charles," Ms. Frost says, laying a hand on his shoulder. "I'm sure that my students are simply over-tired from the long drive down here. And I suspect your students are not quite comfortable having new faces in their school. Why don't we just put this behind us and get on with things? It's much too lovely a day for bickering."

    "Perhaps you're right, Emma," Professor Xavier agrees at last. "I suppose there must be a sounding-out process when so many young people are condensed into one space."

    "All right, students. Time for class."

    You took care of this situation before it blew up - now let's see how you stack up next to the other students academically! Roll a d100 to find out how well yo udo compared to them! To roll, put noko dice 1d100 in the email field! Highest of three rolls decides!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:13 No.15298765
    This. It allows the Professor to truly see what went down and it flatters Ms. Frost enough to make her like us. She won't be quick to support her students after that.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:14 No.15298774
    rolled 97 = 97

    Come on, Aino! Show them the power of SCIENCE!
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)14:14 No.15298779
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    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:15 No.15298785
    "I believe I can name a few anti-mutant senators that could take lessons in provocation from the incident, professor."
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:15 No.15298788
    rolled 44 = 44

    I hope it's a SCIENCE class.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:16 No.15298795
    rolled 29 = 29

    Rolling... For Science!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:16 No.15298807
    /tg/, you just know when to roll really good. Never change.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:17 No.15298813
    I love /tg/ dice when it comes to Aino and science.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:17 No.15298814
    Our luck continues!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:24 No.15298894

    That's the way to SCIENCE

    Also does anyone have links to previous threads? It'd be nice to know what we can do/have done.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:26 No.15298924
    Here you go.

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:28 No.15298939

    Good luck reading through them all before we finish for today.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:29 No.15298950
    Clarissa is explaining it all.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:36 No.15299026

    oh dear god NO

    Looks like the OCD's decided how I'm going to spend the next X hours (and I was doing so well since I got clean from tvtropes).
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)14:40 No.15299060
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    "Aino, don't presume to lecture me on civility. I think we all agree that Amy and Blake acted with extremely poor taste," she says, casting a slight frown toward them as she walks next to you. "You, however, handled it exactly as I would have expected you to. It is clear to me why your peers look to you for guidance."

    A moment after the Professor scans the memories that you present him, he shakes his head. "Regardless of what was said, Ricardo should not have been so quick to choose the path of violence."

    "Well, here you all are. And here I am, as well!" Dr. McCoy laughs as he stands outside of the Mansion's main laboratory, resplendant in his blue fur and white lab coat. "Greetings, salutations new friends, I hope this balmy New York weather isn't a bother for your Massachusetts sensibilities!" he smiles. "Hello, Caleb, welcome back! Hello, Aino, welcome, welcome!" he says as you enter.

    "Is he always going to be like this?" one of the other Academy boys hisses to James as they walk into the lab.

    Forty minutes later, the students all stand around in a cluster, you and your classmates on one side, the Academy students on the other, as Dr. McCoy examines the concoctions you've brewed up. First he holds up yours, just one of the nine equally-perfect mixes your side created. "Mm-hmm, looks nice, crystal formation looks perfect."

    (cont. on next page)
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)14:42 No.15299076
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    In the next panel he looks at the other students, who stand before him with frazzled hair and exhausted, smudged faces. "Hmm-" he remarks, holding the cracked and warped test tube with a pair of tongs as it bubbles menacingly. "I don't think you performed that last conversion correctly."

    "Nice going, Alan," Blake chides the swarthy dark-haired boy in the front of the group.

    "Shut up, Blake," he responds.

    "Enough." James says crossly, and the two close their mouths.

    "Oh, my, is that the noon bell already?" McCoy asks, looking back at the clock behind him. "Don't forget to read the rest of the section for tomorrow!" he says as you all file out.

    Any plans over lunch?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)14:43 No.15299081
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    >the next X hours
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:48 No.15299116
    Lunch! Asking what Luke and Mary Ann have been up to! Checking in with Sam, making sure she's ok.

    Ignore those Hellion jerks.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)14:50 No.15299129
    We carry on with our plans to pair Noah with Sam.
    After that, we could at least try to make friends with those OTHER students. If they choose to be assholes then they are assholes. At least we could give them a chance.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:55 No.15299166
    I wanna know these new guys' powers. Also, do we know Noah's brother(caleb?)'s power yet?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:55 No.15299168
    Fools! we need to defuse the situation with the mass muties! I say we walk casually toward this James gy who seems to be their leader, then say:

    "Nice way you kept these guys back in the line! Name is Aino Virta -American all the way though- what's yours?"

    Try to be pleasant and find a common ground with him. Mention love for SCIENCE!, Penguins and Videogames.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:56 No.15299182
    Let's combine these two. We don't want to alienate Omni, and we need to make sure that everything is going good with Sam.
    And attempting to be civil with the hellions will be looked upon favorably by both the Professor and Ms. Frost.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:56 No.15299183
    Mhm. We should, but...after a while. Our friends first, these guys afterward.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)14:58 No.15299192
    >american all the way through
    We were kinda born in Finlandia. We just moved here when we were young, and mom and dad are up in Canada.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:00 No.15299205
    Bros before other muties. Otherwise proceed as suggested.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)15:02 No.15299228
    What!? No! We must keep antagonizing with them so they form their own supervillian branch and become our rivals! or they join the brotherhood. Whatever.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)15:08 No.15299281

    "Hi, Aino! Hi, Sam!" Luke and Mary Ann say as the two of you sit down across from them in the Mansion's main dining room. "How was Disney World? We went to my/his uncle's cabin in Maine," they tell you, their voice out of harmony for only that word. "We caught so many fish!"

    "Yeah, we totally saved a bunch of people from a giant palm-tree monster," Sam says, throwing an arm around your shoulder. "Right, chief? Met the Avengers, too!"

    "No way!" they respond in one voice.

    As the four of you catch up, you hear someone ask "What's *in* this dish?" from off-panel, and when you look up, three of the Academy students enter, holding their own plates. "So this is where you eat. It's all right, I suppose," James says as he sets his plate down on the table at the far end from your group and looks around at the high ceilings and the tall windows that run the length of one wall.

    "Mmm, nice to meet you, too," he says as you approach him. "I'm James, if you didn't know. This is Carson and Rosa," he gestures, turning his hand out to the two behind him.

    "Don't forget about me," a voice says from behind you, as the boy responsible for that mangled mess of test tube earlier materializes out of a shadow in the corner. "I'm Alan," he says, looking at Sam. "You're cute."

    "You're a dork," she shoots back.

    Anything you want to jump in with?
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)15:12 No.15299324
    rolled 59 = 59

    Small talk with them. Not all of them are dicks. Some of them are but not everyone.
    We should make as many friends as possible. Maybe we could help them with SCIENCE problems. After all we tought Clarissa a thing or two about it that one time. Or was it Sam?
    I'mma gonna roll for it anyway. For making friends and helping around school subjects that is.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:12 No.15299328
    "Do any of your powers express involuntarily, such as touch-activation or in proximity to a given allergen? Wouldn't want to accidentally cause an incident due to not knowing."
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:13 No.15299332
    Well, to Luke and Mary Ann, ask them if they went to Moosehead. I hear it's lovely this time of year.

    Other then that, greet them. Everyone's right, we should be nice to these other mutants. Friendship and Penguins.

    Actually, offer Alan some tutoring, to distract him from Sam. Because that would just be icky.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:17 No.15299369
    "Sam, behave." Small talk, maybe about powers (downplay our abilities with time control, we need the trump card, just in case...)

    It had to be Clarissa, since she used the calculator without looking.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:17 No.15299370
    rolled 63 = 63

    Yep, we helped our computer genius with math a while back.

    Oh, not this. This makes us sound like a stick in the mud narc.

    Oh, and give a idle running commentary to Charles about social dynamics and high school cliques. Rolling for how well we know the social sciences.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)15:21 No.15299396
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    Well I guess they get quiet if/when we are confronted by a Sentinel and they are witnessing it.
    Pic related.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)15:22 No.15299409
    rolled 28 = 28

    This could be taken the wrong way; i.e. "you kids and your undeveloped powers" not completely patronizing but could be heard as such. Still good idea and remarkable forethought, only it's not yet the time. better yet, ask them about their powers!

    unless it's a kinda private thing like sex for mutants. Maybe while playing a game of Dare&Truth? Otherwise rolling for Strip poker.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:22 No.15299411
    rolled 62 = 62

    Oh yes, we -need- to go down and see Penquinal with Atlas and Clarissa.
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)15:31 No.15299485
    and buff out some of the dings and scratches on our Penguinel-Mk2 power armor.

    As for these upstarts, ignore them, for the most part. We're Tachyon, soon to be Doctor Tachyon. Have any of them interned with the Fantastic Four? Fought Magneto and won? Saved the Multiverse from chronopocalyptic collapse? We carry ourselves with quiet dignity. If they want to start another confrontation, we freeze them, dump ice water down their pants, and let them cool off.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)15:37 No.15299537

    "Involuntary? No, they all have control over their powers. I hope the same can be said about you," James says, sitting down and lifting his fork.

    "I don't need any help, thank you," Alan says, testing his own food. "Maybe if you wanted to help introduce me to your friend-"

    "Not happening!" Sam interrupts.

    "Oh hey, this is where the party's at," Noah says as he and Caleb walk in. "You're James and Rosa, right?" he asks them.

    "And this is Alan and Carson," James says, introducing the other two.

    "Wow, you don't wait around, do you?" Alan asks a minute later when you broach the subject of everyone's shared mutant heritage. "Well, you already saw what I could do," he smirks, sinking down under the table toward Sam. As she shrieks and jumps back in her chair, he reemerges from behind the thick drapes across the room. "I can pass from one shadow to another. That's why they call me Darkstep."

    "Alan does enjoy showing off his ability," James agrees, taking a sip of water. "But I'm afraid my leadership role is purely academic. Whether or not they wish to discuss their natures with you is not a decision for me. However, *I* will gladly demonstrate my ability," he says with a slight smile.

    A moment later you feel a buzzing in the center of your mind, and you feel your body stand upright as you involuntarily turn around and begin walking around the room!

    "They call me Pilot. I'm sure you can see why. "

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:37 No.15299541
    Well, we should still be social with them. Just because we are Doctor Tachyon does not mean we should be aloof. Be friendly, maybe then can learn from our timeline's of experience.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:40 No.15299562
    Well, these people are creepy bastards. "PROFESSOR, PILOT IS MAKING MY BODY DO THINGS I DON'T WANT TO DO!"
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)15:43 No.15299577
    true. I still say we need to spend tie taking care of the armor. If we're to be trusted with driving a car we need to show that we're responsible about caring for our rides.

    Politely ask him to stop, and if he doesn't, freeze him. Hmm.... we're going to have to look into how anti-telepathic shields work. Maybe SCIENCE! up a few.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:43 No.15299578
    Make plans of conditioning ourselves to stop time with extreme prejudice the second we feel someone's going to invade our mind.

    >What now?
    Fun and games.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:44 No.15299588
    See if we still have control over our power, and freeze James in time.
    See if that will break his control over our body.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)15:44 No.15299589
    "He he he. That's an interesting power. Me? I use the flow of tachyons to regulate the flow of *tons of baffling SCIENCE data that only McCoy or Richards would understand*. In short." *Freeze Pilot* "I control time."
    "But yeah. Surely there is more to us than our gifts. What do you do besides studying?"
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:44 No.15299599
    If we can freeze him.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)15:45 No.15299603
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    "Wow! Cool! What's my favorite Penguin species?"

    See if he can access our memories and such. I don't expect him to, and he may not reveal if he's able to, but how could we miss a chance to express our love for these little butler-of-nature buggers?

    SPOILERS!it's the Adélie.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)15:46 No.15299619
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    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:47 No.15299630
    "I'm responsible for stopping the incident earlier. I'll give you a hint: It's not teleportation or any form of mind control."
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)15:47 No.15299634
    oh you
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)16:03 No.15299770

    "Hey, let her go!" Caleb shouts, dropping his plate as he grabs James by the shirtsleeve. But just as you're about to summon up the will to stop time around him, the buzzing in your mind suddenly drops away and you regain control of your body!

    "Relax. See? She's smiling," he says, gesturing to you. "No hard feelings?"

    "You scuzzy-" Sam starts to say as she floats into the air, red-faced, before you cut her off. "What do you mean? Come on, Aino, don't tell me you're gonna put up with that!" she asks you heatedly, jabbing a finger in the direction of James.

    "OK, calm down, everyone," Noah says, raising his hands. "Look, James. We have this thing here about not using powers to mess with each other. Especially with the, you know... mental stuff," he says, tapping his head.

    "At least there are *some* rational people around here," James says as you round the table and approach them. "Aino, I apologize. He's right - it would seem that we do have different standards of appropriatness in regards to our powers."

    "So... I understand you have a Danger Room here," he says, taking another sip.

    Twenty minutes, a few spates of laughter and several awkward moments later, James rises and the other two follow him out. "See you later."

    Twenty minutes before math class ... any more ideas?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:05 No.15299781
    Make sure that everyone's homework is done.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:07 No.15299801
    I suggest we bury our heads into Sam, get a group hug, and go to Professor X. That was scary, creepy, and I feel dirty and used.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)16:07 No.15299806
    Pairing Sam with Noah. She deserves it!
    Besides that, we may as well check out our homework.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)16:08 No.15299812
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    Thank Noah, reassure Sam and Clarissa that such reactions were appreciate,d if unnecessary, thank God Penguinal Ricardo wasn't here or the situation could have escalated, stop rime, finish equations, etc.

    As James about their time on the Danger Room as soon as we are able- we need to follow up this relationship.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:09 No.15299813
    Keep an eye on "Pilot" from now on, and start drawing up contingency plans. That said, there's only so much they can do as guests, and the way to beat them is with complete, unwavering politeness. Tell the others this.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:13 No.15299847
    Oh yes, another note, we are sleeping with ALL the lights on.

    And try to talk to these guys when they're seprate, maybe you'll get a better reaction, hopefully and maybe they aren't all creepy stalker freakie things.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:16 No.15299872
    "These guys are jerks, but they're guests of the Professor. We have to show that we're better than them. That means no provoking them, or starting fights. Let them be the ones to start it. We're better than them, and we have to prove it! Right?"
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)16:19 No.15299885

    "Are you OK?" Noah asks you, and when you nod he pulls Sam's chair upright and asks "Are *you* OK?"

    "Yeah-" she says, wiping her face with her napkin. "I just got so mad-" she starts to say before you lean into her in a long embrace.

    "You're fine. You're hot-headed. That's why people like you," Noah tells her. "That's why I like you," he says, and before you realize what's happening he leans in and kisses her!

    "Whoa-" Caleb says, looking up with a mouthful of meatballs.

    "Oh. Uh." Sam says, blushing and stammering.

    "Uh-" Noah remarks. "Well."

    "Hey guys, did you do the whole list of problems we had for today?" Ricardo asks, poking his head into the room. "I didn't get the last ten - what's going on in here?" he says as you all look at him.

    If there's anything else you want to do, let's hear it - otherwise, time to see how many brain cells you lost on vacation! Roll a d100 for your math-letics! Highest of three rolls is your grade for today!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:21 No.15299908
    rolled 96 = 96

    Here goes! (Though we're probably too busy squee-ing over the successful kiss between Sam and Noah to concentrate)
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:21 No.15299912
    Or not, as the case may be...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:22 No.15299918
    rolled 21 = 21

    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)16:22 No.15299924
    rolled 93 = 93

    Well, that was easy.

    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)16:23 No.15299929
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    rolled 38 = 38

    Let's hope we can still do calculations after that spectacle. We may be a bit dumbfounded by it.
    Oh well, I guess the academy kids are a bit confused too, having to welcome two Sams into the next lession and all.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:23 No.15299932
    Nothing is going on and nope can't help see you ya later bye!

    ...God DAMN
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:24 No.15299942
    The dice are still working it seems.

    Give the lovebird some privacy. Peek trough the keyhole.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:25 No.15299950
    Huh. Well, 2 Sams now...

    Let's help Ricky-boy with his maths.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:26 No.15299963
    Oh, right, Two Sams. Squee over that. And, apparently, bury ourselves in our math and future work because we were just -used-.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:31 No.15300007
    On an unrelated note, why do I get the feeling that the body-jacking thing is going to bring back uncomfortable memories?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)16:40 No.15300083

    "Wait, why is she - why are there two-" Ricardo starts to ask before Sam-Noah walks past him and brushes his cheek, turning from Sam into a duplicate of Ricardo!

    "Sorry bud, no time to explain, gotta get to class," Ricardo-Noah says as he leaves.

    "Why is there food on the floor-" Ricardo mutters, looking down at his shoes.

    "I'll help you," Sam says dreamily as she drifts past him above the spilled plate.

    "I apologize for the crowding," Mr. Drake says a few minutes later, as the sixteen of you all sit nearly shoulder-to-shoulder in his classroom. "It seemed like it would work at the time..."

    "Anyway, let's begin," he says as he turns around and begins drawing a circle on the board. As you look around at the crowded room you notice Rosa and Amy grinning between him and each other and passing notes back and forth. "Girls, eyes on your own work, please," he says, turning around just as the note disappears.

    "We're sorry, Mr. Drake," Amy says, grinning at the other girl as he looks away again.

    (cont. on next page)
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)16:52 No.15300168
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    A few minutes later, you look up from your work and realize that everyone else is only on the first page. "All done, Aino?" Mr. Drake asks you, taking the sheet from you. "Mm-hmm, looks good-" he says to himself, before handing it back with a large circled A written on the top! "Must have done some math work over the break, huh?"

    "No way, the Fantastic Four? I used to pal around with Johnny Storm a few years back, you know. Fire and Ice, the unbeatable combo!" he laughs, as you catch sight of the two Academy girls looking at you with humorless gazes.

    "Oh wow, you're friends with Johnny Storm?" Clarissa asks, looking up from her own paper. "That's so cool!"

    "Yeah, he's OK," Mr. Drake agrees. "I taught him everything he knows. All finished?" he asks James as he begins collecting more papers.

    "Sam, this isn't really an answer," he says, holding up her paper, where you can see a series of stylized hearts drawn up and down one side.

    "Yeah," she agrees vacantly.

    "Hey, dork," Clarissa says, grabbing Ricardo's shoulder on the way out the door. "You wanna see if we can get in on the Danger Room?"

    "That won't be necessary, children," Ms. Frost says, stepping out to meet you. "Professor Xavier and I have decided that you will all benefit from some time to exercise your powers."

    "I expect you all there in thirty minutes."

    What now?
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)16:54 No.15300186
    We psych ourselves for some good ol' DR.
    It's time to kick ass and chew tachyons, and I'm all out of asses.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:55 No.15300196
    Oh! Bobby, I mean Mister Drake, was friends with Johnny Storm? Wow! "Do...you have any pictures of you and him togeather, Sir?"

    And hug Sam, and say 'Lucky' before looking shocked and worried at Pilot! "We do?"
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:56 No.15300202

    oh sam, we all know that hearts don't equal maths.

    the danger room session is most likely gonna be a 2 team event, so we should group together and make a code word for when pilot takes one of use over like "I NEED AN ADULT I NEED AN ADULT!"
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:56 No.15300203
    Have a council of war with the others. You know, don't provoke the other group, let them be the ones to act up first, make sure that if something happens, they're the ones to start it...
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)16:56 No.15300208
    Go and ask Pilot how his training session went, ask him what he thinks of our Danger Room and what sort of apparatus they had to train with @ his school in mass.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:56 No.15300209
    Perfect timing! Let's practice in Penguinel.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)16:58 No.15300225
    Possible, but if they do so they're gonna make inter-school teams for maximum interaction/trolling.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)16:58 No.15300230
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    we need to explode the heads of communist pigdogs with hypervelocity KKVs, we must honor the tradition of our forefathers!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:00 No.15300247

    this, we must interface with allies to preclude future disharmonization.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)17:01 No.15300249
    lolz looks like a puppy! The black thing at the end it's his snout!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:01 No.15300255
    For some reason that makes me think of Aino as an Eva pilot...

    No. Just no.

    Concentrate! We can't lose to the other team!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:02 No.15300262
    I say train a bit with Sam. Hopefully it will get her out of that daze and focused before the danger room does it for her.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:05 No.15300287
    Only problem with that is that she's way too sane to pilot an EVA.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:06 No.15300305

    you know, i can actualy see aino saying somthing like this out loud with a completely strait face
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:08 No.15300323
    The academy students will fight dirty be ready to time stop almost as soon as we enter the Danger Room
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:09 No.15300333
    Give her time.

    Yeah. I say we give the whole "have to show we're better than them" speech.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:10 No.15300342
    Gotta agree. Sam's gonna get plastered by the Room if we don't knock her out of her daze soon.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:10 No.15300352
    and keep an eye out especially on 'Pilot'... tempted to say, keep him frozen all the time. Idea of him 'practicing' his power is not very appealing
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:13 No.15300374
    Aino wouldn't do that off the bat: seeing it as sinking to his level. Sure, Aino's pissed off, maybe having flashbacks to the Mold affair, and generally thinking about timecubing him, but fair play and all that.

    Now, if he uses it to cheat...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:14 No.15300388

    >"massachusetts? aint that where all them liberul socialites live? sounds like commies to me!"
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:17 No.15300413
    is there any honest way of using that particular power?

    but you're right, Aino wouldn't do that.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:18 No.15300422
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)17:19 No.15300428

    "Quit following us!" Sam says, looking back from where she floats next to you and Megan as the three walk (and fly) through the Mansion hallway.

    "We're not following you, idiot," Eliza says as she and the other two Academy girls walk past the same background in the next panel. "Our rooms are in the same wing as yours!" she calls.

    "Oh. Right," Sam responds.

    As you're pulling on the boots that complete your UMF suit, someone knocks on the door to your room! "Aino? It's Sam. Can I come in?"

    "Hey," she says when you open the door. "Do I look OK?"

    "You look fine, hot stuff," Clarissa says, walking past your doorway on the way to her room. "Caleb told me what happened at lunch. Stealing my buddy away, huh?" she asks, bopping Sam gently with one fist.

    As the two of you step out into the hall, Clarissa waves and laughs "Can't get enough of that place, huh?" and disappears into her own room. You and Sam head the opposite way, toward the Danger Room!

    "Ready?" she asks, as the two of you stand in its barren enclosure, with Professor X and Ms. Frost high above you in the room's lone window.

    Let's hope so! Time to see how well you two do as a duo! Roll a d100 for your warmup session - highest of three rolls calls it!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:21 No.15300439
    rolled 1 = 1

    Aino's generally high Int, low Wis, and too stubborn for her own good.

    Here goes! Hoping the earlier incident didn't rattle Aino enough to be a problem...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:21 No.15300449
    Jesus Christ.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:22 No.15300455
    rolled 73 = 73

    For SCIENCE!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:23 No.15300466
    rolled 8 = 8

    Come on Aino
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:23 No.15300467
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    rolled 61 = 61

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:23 No.15300469
    rolled 89 = 89

    can we use sum time manipulation to shield ourselves from messing with our minds? Like a slightly oscillating time bubble to interfere with whatever forces Pilot is manipulating to influence people...
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)17:24 No.15300474
    rolled 40 = 40

    Time to bring back the strength we had when were an adult!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:28 No.15300510

    theoreticly putting him a time bubble disconnects both of our moments, from his frame of reference everything is 'was' compared to the 'now' of our reference.

    even if control was not broken, he would be incapable of effecting any meaningful command or action.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:30 No.15300531
    Just freeze Pilot, that's all it takes to stop him. Doing it constantly will leave us defenseless though so we need to do it smart.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:31 No.15300534
    And it's cheating, remember...
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)17:37 No.15300591

    "All right girls, this is a simple exercise. At the top of the room is a target, you simply need to touch it." As the Professor says this, a small yellow square materializes, suspended from the ceiling by a thin rod. With it, several silver rings ranging from hula-hoop sized to only two feet wide appear as well, floating in midair.

    "Samantha, your task will be to maneuver through these rings as they light up. Aino, you will have to control the speed of these floating panels as they move back and forth. I am interested to see how well your ability to affect multiple objects has progressed."

    As he gives the word, and you concentrate on the tachyon field surrounding the lowest panel, Sam flits up into the air and aims herself straight into the first hoop as it lights up - but as she maneuvers to the second she sees Noah and the others watching her from the observation room, and she catches one foot on the ring, tumbling upside down and slamming into one wall!

    As you look on in surprise and shock she drifts away from the wall, stunned - and that's when you lose your concentration and the panel underneath shoots out from under you, dumping you painfully on the floor!

    Flush with exertion and embarassment, the two of you barely manage to finish the course, and as you both touch the target at last, you see the Academy students laughing at your actions!

    (cont. on next page)
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)17:39 No.15300613
    When the time comes to pick our teammates; go with:

    James!(unless he's the leader of the other team, in which case Ricardo!)
    Alan!(Sneaky sneak d00d!)
    Megan!(she hasn't been on the spotlight in this issue. heh)
    Clarissa!(the other team invariably will pick Atlas)
    Luke & Mary Ann!
    (otherschool muties x3)

    Last priorities: Noah
    Sam(nothing against her, but she already has enough going on, plus the whole earlier issue)
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:41 No.15300622

    Sam and Noah come before Ricardo.
    >> Titanium Man 06/17/11(Fri)17:41 No.15300629
    I suggest we try to make friends as much as possible. "Rival schools" is such a waste of personal energy, and we want all the allies we can get. Plus we'll be happier for it.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:43 No.15300642
    Probably, but they're laughing, they're generally being jerks, and the Pilot guy reminds Aino of the Master Mold affair. Low Wis, high Int, remember? Once Aino gets an idea...
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)17:44 No.15300648
    Actually, I'd suggest both her and Noah skipping this thing, better if they have their romantic time alone and /off-panel/.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)17:50 No.15300701
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    As Sam flies from the Danger Room in shame, you catch a quick glimpse of tears on her face, before she's out the door and gone. Just as you reach it, Megan steps into the room in her UMF suit and looks to the side. "Um, if you're not up to this I understand, but-"

    "What, your leader can't handle an audience?" Eliza asks as she emerges into the Danger Room, already transformed into a dark gray stonelike form, and wearing a black-and-magenta suit similar to your own!

    "That one can't handle losing," Alan says, materializing out of her shadow behind her. "Put in a good word for me, will you?" he asks, hiking his thumb over his shoulder in the direction she fled. "So this is the Danger Room."

    "Aino, if you're unprepared for this session you may sit it out," the Professor says from his place in the observation room.

    "She's ready, Professor!" Megan calls.

    "You are ready, right?"

    What's it going to be, mutie? Going after Sam or standing your ground in the Danger Room?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:52 No.15300713

    oh help sam or everyone else. or send noah after sam...

    Send Noah
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:52 No.15300716
    Stand our ground.
    As much as a bro Sam is, if we coddle her all the time, it won't be good for her.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:52 No.15300721
    "You made Sam cry."

    We're staying, and beating them at their own game. Stubborn kicking in, as well as being generally pissed off.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)17:54 No.15300738
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    Sam needs some time alone.
    And besides, we have our schools dignity to defend!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:54 No.15300740
    rolled 84 = 84

    oh fuck


    i think we can solve this, with INCEPTION!

    ok hear me out, we dilate the mansion and go after sam, once we catch up we un stuck her and have a heartfelt conversation, then we can go back to the dangerroom, with none the wiser!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:55 No.15300753
    Going after her won't help; better to let Noah do it. Beating them will do more to help.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)17:56 No.15300759
    >we dilate the mansion and go after sam, once we catch up we un stuck her and have a heartfelt conversation, then we can go back to the dangerroom, with none the wiser

    The Danger Room is warded against her power.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:56 No.15300761
    rolled 41 = 41

    we don't give up easily, no we don't! We've ben to the end of time and back, not backing down, no sirree!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:57 No.15300769
    Seconding (or thirding or whatever) sending Noah after her.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:58 No.15300777
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)17:59 No.15300792
    Take the difficulties in stride and stand your ground, Sam will be alright and wouldn't want you to bail on your account. Give a nod to Noah to help her out. It's his fault anyway, abruptly making moves on her and all.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:00 No.15300800
    >Implying Noah wouldn't already be heading after her

    Time for pissed-off Aino!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:04 No.15300833
    Well, Noah -should- stay to remove one of these chuckfuck's heads to bring as a gift to Sam. THat's what we're doing!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:06 No.15300859
    Language! CCA! CCA!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:07 No.15300865
    Just give Noah a *look*
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:08 No.15300867
    Right! Sorry, these 'Dirtbags' heads.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:09 No.15300886
    Back in the danger room.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)18:14 No.15300931

    While you look one more time at the doorway, Megan says "Knock it off, you jerks!" as a sparking trail of electricity runs from her hand up her arm.

    "You want to try that on me, girl?" Eliza says, flexing a stone fist. "I don't think it'll-"

    "Hey, cool it, Eliza. Isn't that right, Aino?" Alan asks you, grinning.

    "If you're quite finished, we'd like to begin today," Ms. Frost says over the invisible speakers. "You'll be working together to solve a problem. I trust you'll all be on your best behavior."

    With that, the blank walls of the Danger Room vanish, and you are plunged into a night scene of chaos! You stand on the concrete shore of a bay, and above you looms a huge bridge that spans the water! As you look up, you see the cables holding it upright begin to snap! As the bridge groans against its own weight you hear a scream coming from above, and see a woman dangling from the edge, two hundred feet above the water!

    "You're a teleporter, right?" Megan shouts at Alan, pointing up at the woman. "Get up there and save her!"

    "I teleport through shadows, you nitwit!" he shoots back. "If there's no light around here I can't do anything!

    What's the plan?
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)18:14 No.15300934
    Seconding these.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:18 No.15300952
    Growl about not being able to show them up. THen time freeze us, quick plan - likely just get a rope and lower it down to her.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:20 No.15300980
    "Megan, arc lights! Try to create shadows that Alan can step through. Eliza, how much of a strength increase does your stone form give you?"
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:21 No.15300986
    rolled 100 = 100

    Megan! Zap the concrete of the bridge, now! Electricity means light, which gives Alan a chance to reach through the shadows that would create for a brief moment. Also, timestop as many of the cables as we can/the edge the woman's dangling from.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:22 No.15300991
    'kay, Liz? could you get up to these joints, hold the cable and give us a little time?
    Meg, create a continuous arc 50ft away from everyone, creating some light so the woman casts a shadow, preferably on the bridge?
    Darkstep? Teleport in, grab the woman and get back! Gotta say, really like your style, GO AND GET'EM!

    Meanwhile, freeze one of the bridge's collapsing sections.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)18:22 No.15300992
    rolled 41 = 41

    "Megan! Give us a lightning spectacle so that we have light.
    Clarissa! Activate the lights!
    Ricardo! Launch yourself up there and make sure no debri hits the woman.
    Omni! Calm that woman so that she doesn't do anything rash.
    Alan! Teleport there once we have light!
    James! Make sure that no other individuals enter this scene. We don't want the bridge to collapse.
    Eliza! Go and hold those lines together.
    I will slow down the bridge so that it falls down and breaks slower. If you mess up with that woman, I'll freeze her too but I still advise you to hurry up!
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)18:24 No.15301007
    Slow time, focusing on the bridge itself, and whatever is acting upon it. Megan arcs a big enough current between upstretched arms to serve as a tesla coil/lightbulb. That should cast a big enough shadow under a car here and on the top of the suspension bridge for Darkstep to walk through. He climbs down to reach her and pull her up. If he can pull other people through shadows, he does so, otherwise he moves her to the top of one of the stable portions and waits. If she freezes or can't/won't cooperate, pilot takes over, helping her climb to safety. Cables don't just snap, they need energy aplied to them to overload their loadbearing capacity. Have Ricardo try to soak up any excessive energy being exerted on the cables. Also have him ready to get underneath and kill the momentum of either Darkstep or Civilian if they fall. Everyone else, help clear traffic.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:24 No.15301008
    Suspend time at the cables. Oh, wait, are we under the bridge? If Ricardo is in there with us we'll just slow down the woman's fall and have him catch her.
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)18:24 No.15301009
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    Hell. With that kind of score we could do this ourselves!
    Do we know how to make those "air steps" we once used?
    We could just walk up towards the woman and grab her to safety.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:26 No.15301028
    This is about teamwork and creating binds, not showing off our lolzIwinbutton. We should offer support and leadership, and let them have the kill and the juicy xp.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:26 No.15301030
    Cooperation is the name of the game, and we can't risk a sudden flicker of our powers ruining everything. Megan/Alan/ with our powers slowing the cables and the woman is the way to go.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:28 No.15301037
    Yes, binds about these bastard's necks for making Sam cry. Mastermold Jerk!
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)18:28 No.15301040
    Awww. You guys are no fun.
    We could have made those Academy pricks shut up.
    Now they will just take all the credit...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:28 No.15301043
    rolled 35 = 35

    I agree.
    >nigger owness
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:30 No.15301058
    That can wait. We timestop the cables, and maybe the woman. Megan zaps the bridge or creates an electricity arc, and Alan reaches out and pulls the woman through. Failing all that, keep it timestopped until Plan B goes into effect.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:31 No.15301068
    This sounds right.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)18:31 No.15301071

    Thinking quickly, you reach out to freeze whatever portion of the bridge you can reach, but from your place on the shore it's too far away!

    "I'm strong enough!" Eliza says, thrusting her hands down in defiance of the distance between her and the bridge.

    "Wonderful idea, Aino," Megan grins as she plants both feet widely apart on the concrete bank. "Alan, get ready, because HERE COMES THE LIGHT!" With that, a huge bolt of electricity shoots out from her hands, arcing up into the sky and illuminating everything in stark relief!

    The light from her bolt casts black shadows behind everything in its glare, and you barely have time to realize Alan's hand is around your wrist before he says "Hold on," and you vanish into nothingness!

    The next instant you find yourself standing on the surface of the bridge, as another cable comes loose with a loud *SPANG*! "I've got it!" Eliza shouts as she leaps up, grabbing at it!

    "OK, clockface, do your thing!" Alan says as he sinks back into the shadow cast by Megan's bolt above an abandoned car, leaving you by yourself.

    Time to see this whole plan together, mutie! Roll a d100 to carry it off - highest of three decides your fate!
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:32 No.15301077
    >mfw this is the same kind of dork who said no to my FEMALE DOCTOR DOOM ON SUGAR RUSH!11! idea, claiming moral superiority.
    >mfw I have no face.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:32 No.15301079
    rolled 49 = 49

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:33 No.15301087
    rolled 9 = 9

    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)18:33 No.15301088
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    rolled 5 = 5

    Let's do this!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:33 No.15301092
    rolled 40 = 40

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:34 No.15301099
    goddamn it /tg/
    >> Time variant no.56 !g.pXLshLpc 06/17/11(Fri)18:34 No.15301101
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    First we roll 100 and now this...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:34 No.15301102
    rolled 49, 15, 97, 24, 61 = 246


    Big whammy, no money :'[
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:34 No.15301103
    rolled 65 = 65

    FOR THE EMPRAH(penguin)!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:35 No.15301118
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    rolled 81 = 81

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:36 No.15301119
    no dice, huh.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:37 No.15301130
    Create time bubble around woman to freeze her in place. Use Megan's ability + time bubble refraction to generate an electrolaser to slice the cable. Use time bubble to gradually drop the woman to above sea level and have Ricardo bleed off her momentum. Complain about how this would've been a lot easier if they hadn't made Sam run off.

    Also, does Ricardo's ability let him reduce his own inertia to the point where he can walk/skip/hop/jump on water?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:37 No.15301132
    So this is what, almost not failure? Bah. Maybe we have time for a backup plan, and make an air step right below the victim.
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)18:38 No.15301144
    rolled 49 = 49

    He should have brought Ricardo up here. He could just grab the woman and drop to the bridge below, slowing their fall and landing like a feather. We haven't tried making time-platforms yet, but you don't get Blastaar and Magneto on your 'guys whose butts I kicked' scorecard without being able to improvise. Slow everything down except the friendly mutants and commuters below. Hope the others can carry out their parts now that we're making things easier for them.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)18:38 No.15301145
    >have Ricardo bleed off her momentum

    The only ones in the Danger Room right now are you, Megan, Eliza and Alan.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:39 No.15301149
    rolled 46 = 46

    Oi, Hipster. Not all Anons are alike. You two are like peas in a pod.

    And Female Doom on sugar rush would have been out of character, anyway.

    Also, FUUUUU rolls. Tell Alan to do his part; taking us up here wasn't part of the original plan and really doesn't help, but we should try and timestop the cables from here.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:39 No.15301150
    this looks like a convenient setting to the oldest scenario in the book: 'embarassment on training grounds -> awesome in the real action'
    >> Magus O'Grady 06/17/11(Fri)18:44 No.15301183
    rolled 57 = 57

    ahh, then try to freeze a hemisphere of air around her, solidifying it to catch he when/if she falls.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:44 No.15301185
    You are right, I'm sorry. In this namefaggin delusion i forgot who I really was; claiming ownership of an idea(and reputability? nigga please?) on an ANONYMOUS imageboard... I took the part for everything; the worst kind of induction. And I was out-trolled. I shall learn from these mistakes an develop an Trolling Art unlike anything seen before!
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)18:45 No.15301189

    Just as Alan disappears into the shadow next to the car, Eliza leaps again, from her perch on the railing to the cable, but as she reaches the top of her jump it slips out of her fingers and she falls, landing on another car hard enough to collapse its roof!

    The bridge tips even more to the side, and as Alan appears alongside the woman she loses her grip and they both begin to plummet toward the water, along with several large pieces of concrete from the bridge!

    Desperately, you hurl your power outward, to the limit of your control's radius, and just barely manage to catch the two of them in the tachyon bubble before they exceed your limit! As you struggle to maintain your grip over the timestream they hang in midair alongside several jagged pieces of the bridge, far below your reach!

    "Uhhgh-" Eliza says, pulling herself out of the impacted car. "What's going on? Alan!" she cries, running to the edge and looking over the railing. "Get him up here!"

    What now???
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:45 No.15301191
    if all else fails we can just stop the woman as she is falling, and then set her down gently
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)18:47 No.15301207
    >if all else fails we can just stop the woman as she is falling, and then set her down gently

    Now that you're on top of the bridge it's more than 100 feet to the water below. You'd still have to drop her and Alan.

    Also, there are some large chunks of concrete around them that are also being held up at this moment.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:48 No.15301218
    rolled 9 = 9

    You keep on using that word. It doesn't mean what you think it means. Please, just play the quest...

    "Megan, we need another arc under the bridge! Hurry!"

    Continue to maintain the timestop. How far below is the water, anyway?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:49 No.15301223
    rolled 93 = 93

    What happens if we slow down something that's underneath us?
    I'm quite tempted to jump off and slowfall them down to the ground. Alan needs to be in shadows to jump, and I don't think Megan's power reaches that far.
    Only option?
    Jump off after them and slowfall our way to the sea.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:50 No.15301230
    rolled 83 = 83


    dangling over body of water makes that somewhat difficult.

    have megan shoot downwards at the water so the light and shadows reach up, that way alan can teleport back onto the bridge.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:50 No.15301232
    rolled 90 = 90

    Heck, strengthen timestop, see if we can push it further. Dumb, stupid stupid stupid Hellions.
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:50 No.15301234
    rolled 61 = 61

    Liz, throw the car at them!
    No, hear me out, the car will slowly descent once it hits the Tachyon bubble, but your added momentum will make it's relative speed higher than the debris AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CATCH THEM MIDDAIR, SURFING IN STYLE LIKE THE GODDAMN SKULL RIDER! Managing just one car will be a lot easier than all these particles, I'll hold. then, in the car Darkstep can teleport all of you safely to Tesla. This just has to work!

    Rollan for Diplomacy
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:52 No.15301246
    rolled 14 = 14

    do you think mr mobius would mind if we took them back up in 'time'?

    barring that, where are they gonna fall? Is Eliza strong enough to rip up a hole beneath them that would fill with water to cushion the fall?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:53 No.15301260
    rolled 81 = 81

    Not sure what the purpose of the car is, but sending Eliza down to the falling group has merits.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:56 No.15301293
    rolled 1 = 1

    OKAY! Desperate measures time.

    Here's the plan. We leap off the bridge after Alan and the woman. Letting the pieces of concrete go, we timeslow, not stop, ourself and the other two, until we hit the water. Should make the difference, and, if not...we tried, right?
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)18:56 No.15301300
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    rolled 62 = 62

    Whoops, Ghost Rider. Can`t make up excuses for this SHAMFUR DISPRAY! so have a 3DS "demotivational" shop instead.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)18:58 No.15301305
    rolled 22 = 22

    You mean "gosh-darned", right?

    And failed rolls, failed rolls everywhere...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:01 No.15301342
    rolled 100 = 100

    Timefreeze a block of air then try stepping on it. Just walk down to them.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:03 No.15301373
    Too late, my friend. Far too late. :(
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:04 No.15301378

    "You want me to what?" Eliza asks you incredulously as you lean back over the railing and shout down to Megan. A moment later the sky lights up with her electrical discharge again, an arc stretching from the ground to the highest point of the collapsing bridge, and as Eliza braces herself she tells you "This had better work!"

    "Hrrrrk!" she grunts, lifting the car up and bracing it like an awkward javelin, before hurling it forward off the bridge!

    "Let's go!" she says, grabbing you around the waist and leaping off the bridge after it! The rush of cool night air blows your hair back as the two of you drop toward the others - and as you cross into the tachyon bubble you've created both you and the car slow, just as Eliza lands on it with a solid *KLUNG*.

    "Hurry up, I can't do this for much longer!" Megan cries from the ground! As her bolt of lightning begins to falter, you and Eliza sway as you stand on the car high above the water!

    "Not a problem," Alan says, reaching up to touch the shadow underneath the car dangling above his head. "See you all real soon!" he calls as he disappears, and an instant later he reappears from the flickering shadows inside the car. "Can I give you girls a lift?" he asks, sticking his hands out through the smashed windshield.

    As you and Eliza climb into the wrecked car and sink into the shadows, the now-empty car plummets into the bay as the huge chunks of concrete pound into the water around it!

    A moment later you and Eliza step out of Megan's shadow, just as she loses the battle completely and falters to her knees!

    "We did it?" she asks.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:04 No.15301386
    Megan does her lightshow again, Alan teleports with the woman. After that have Megan create a continuous lightning arc and just have Alan teleport everyone
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:06 No.15301406
    We did it...

    Secretly, Aino is probably not too happy with herself. Failing to show up the newcomers, nearly failing...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:07 No.15301422
    "Yes, mission accomplished."

    "Although really, if _someone_ hadn't laughed Sam out of the room, we'd have done it quicker."
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:11 No.15301445
    Oh I don't know, they at least pulled it out in the end with quick thinking and some style besides. It was definitely risky though. Too bad we aren't getting scored on basis of entertainment value.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:12 No.15301452
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    Taking the formalisms of electromagnetic radiation and supposing a tachyon had an electric charge—as there is no reason to suppose a priori that tachyons must be either neutral or charged—then a charged tachyon must lose energy as Cherenkov radiation[7]—just as ordinary charged particles do when they exceed the local speed of light in a medium.
    Cherenkov radiation can also be used to determine properties of high-energy astronomical objects that emit gamma rays, such as supernova remnants and blazars. This is done by projects such as STACEE, a gamma ray detector in New Mexico.

    Not sure if Cerenkov-radiation vision would help at all, but it might be a nifty way to work at using the Tachyons if given the chance. Alternatively, look into how Tachyons react with matter (if at all) and attempt to manifest physical aspects of it in single points in timespace to whatever end such a think could be applied to (wall in the middle of a buss for a moment to sever it in half, putting an object in front of projectiles in motion.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:18 No.15301479
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    "Wait, where's Alan?" Eliza asks, looking around, before he slips into view behind her.

    "Miss me?" he grins. "Nice work, clockface," he says to you. "Thanks for the light," he tells Megan as he helps her to her feet.

    "Excellent performance, children," Ms. Frost says from the observation window as the scene around you fades away to be replaced by the featureless white walls of the Danger Room.

    "Hey, if she can't take a little kidding, she needs to toughen up," Eliza says as the four of you walk out the doors, to where the other students wait eagerly.

    "Easy for you to say," Megan remarks. "We can't all have invulnerable epidermis."

    "How long are they gonna be here, again?" Clarissa asks to no one in particular.

    As Aino leaves and other students enter, the final two panels are James gives her a slight grin before looking away and walking into the Danger Room as Aino stands watching from the doorway in the middle of the crowd.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:21 No.15301503
    Couldn't you do that to create a blast of harmful radiation? X-ray/time laser?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:21 No.15301509
    The problem here is that Tachyons are NOT OBSERVABLE. Ergo, their radiation is not observable, until they collide with something.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:22 No.15301510
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    What a rollicking round of random rows we had in this, Mutant Quest's 20th Issue Spectacular! We hope it was worth the cover price for this double-sized, double-drama story!

    Let's not waste a moment longer, and get to some letters from the Mutie Mailbag!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:22 No.15301512
    Wat, mutant powers breakin' physics.
    Forget I said anything.
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:26 No.15301530

    1st timer here and enjoyed it...
    Just curious though:
    Can... can us fans offer suggestions for mutant powers?
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:28 No.15301546
    Well that radiation is just a shockwave analogous to a sonic boom. I don't think it can be directed very well, and the tachyons don't seem to have much kinetic energy to start with. My guess is we could create at best a Cerenkov-radiation torch..

    As long as they are interacting with electromagnetic fields it should have at least some of that radiation. Tachyons may not be real but they have enough math to describe what they would do. Not that I'm an expert on that...
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:28 No.15301551
    rolled 98 = 98

    Dear Mutant Mail,

    I Hate the Hellions.
    Good Job!

    -Alfred Fan
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    I think that the ability itself is going to be held as is, but perhaps suggestions for new applications (as I posted above, foolish as it may have been) wouldn't be going too far.
    Capcha: Knowledge Stating!
    Exactly Capcha; Aino has plenty of SCIENCE knowledge, and could probably spare to do some digging into what else Tachyons can be used for.
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:29 No.15301556
    >1st timer here and enjoyed it... Just curious though: Can... can us fans offer suggestions for mutant powers?

    Welcome aboard, reader! We're delighted you decided to pick us up, and we hope you'll stick around for more of Aino's adventures!

    As for your question, while the basics of our team's powers have already been stated, there's nothing stopping the readers from suggesting novel uses of them! For a quick rundown of who's who in Mutant Quest, check out the limited edition Issue #0:

    (warning: spoilers!)

    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:30 No.15301567
    >Dear Mutant Mail,

    > I Hate the Hellions. Good Job!

    >-Alfred Fan

    We aim to please, Al! Nice to hear the writing's working for you!
    >> Hipster-who-speels-Magick-with-a-K 06/17/11(Fri)19:30 No.15301571
    rolled 77 = 77

    Good edition prof, but Alan is showing a personality far too similar to Ricardo's pre-issue 14. Hopefully we'll get some character development that marks them apart as two clearly differentiated individuals?

    Also could we get a pagespread of the Academy's mutants, with their names and powers on it for the next issue? Perhaps just of the ones in Pilot's group?

    >Your kinda-faithful reader
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:34 No.15301587
    >Good edition prof, but Alan is showing a personality far too similar to Ricardo's pre-issue 14. Hopefully we'll get some character development that marks them apart as two clearly differentiated individuals?

    >Also could we get a pagespread of the Academy's mutants, with their names and powers on it for the next issue? Perhaps just of the ones in Pilot's group?

    >Your kinda-faithful reader

    Really? We're surprised that you compared Alan to Ricardo, but if you mean that they both get on Aino's nerves, we can definitely agree! You'll be seeing a lot more of the Academy kids in the near future, so we're sure you'll get to know them!

    As for what they can do, we'll have to find out! Keep reading!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:42 No.15301662
    rolled 98 = 98

    Question, Prof!

    Wil Richardo turn evil for the best intentions?
    Is James evil? Or at least are we gonna see his powers being used as a stand in for other things?
    And are there any romance that isn't with the creepy Hellion kids in Aino's future?

    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:43 No.15301673

    Dear Prof. X,
    Thank you so much for publishing my question in your magazine...
    I'm going to try and look in the dark corners of the store and try to find the rest of your issues!

    Some questions though:
    1) Has Noah ever touched two people at once? What happened?
    2) What is the range of Clarissa's power? Has she ever used it on an ATM for easy cash?
    3) Will you guys have a reader contest in the future for cameo mutants?

    Thank you and keep publishing!
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:50 No.15301745
    >Question, Prof!

    >Wil Richardo turn evil for the best intentions? Is James evil? Or at least are we gonna see his powers being used as a stand in for other things? And are there any romance that isn't with the creepy Hellion kids in Aino's future?


    We can see why you're concerned with someone who shares your namesake! To answer your questions: Ricardo is a nice guy when he's not a jerk, James is... well, we'll see about that, won't we? What else he might do remains to be seen, but he doesn't have a very good track record, and as far as your last question... wait until next issue!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)19:55 No.15301794
    Dear Editor!

    When will I get my fat, greasy hands on a new issue?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)19:58 No.15301839
    >Dear Prof. X,
    >Thank you so much for publishing my question in your magazine... I'm going to try and look in the dark corners of the store and try to find the rest of your issues! Some questions though:

    >1) Has Noah ever touched two people at once? What happened?

    >2) What is the range of Clarissa's power? Has she ever used it on an ATM for easy cash?

    >3) Will you guys have a reader contest in the future for cameo mutants?

    >Thank you and keep publishing!

    We were going to run this at the end of the issue anyway, but since you're asking, we'll tell you know! All back issues of Mutant Quest can be read free of charge on the suptg archive! All you need is a computer and access to the World Wide Web!


    Now, to answer your questions:

    1) Noah's never tried to combine two transformations at once, but he can alter himself in fairly rapid succession. Perhaps it's time for him to start experimenting with exactly what he can do! This wouldn't be the first time someone's brought the subject up!

    2) Clarissa's power to order computers around works at quite a wide distance - she's already shown that she can "hear" the Blackbird when it's several miles away! Whether or not she can control something from that range remains to be seen!

    3) We're always on the lookout for ideas for future issues! If you've got something on your mind, we want to hear it!

    Thanks for reading!
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)20:02 No.15301882
    >Dear Editor!

    >When will I get my fat, greasy hands on a new issue?

    Don't despair, eager reader! Mutant Quest's 21st issue will be out next week, possibly as early as Monday!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)20:06 No.15301913
    Hey, Prof,

    Wil we be able to see the changes that Aino has made to the tmeline's she's visited or not?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)20:09 No.15301936
    >Hey, Prof,

    >Wil we be able to see the changes that Aino has made to the tmeline's she's visited or not?

    An interesting question! While Reed Richards said that the timeline probably diverged where you altered it, creating a doubling in your original timeline at the point of entry, its effects can't be registered in your world!

    As for the events of the year 2005, whether or not the Days of Mutant Past we've glimpsed is truly in Aino's future remains a mystery!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)20:21 No.15302047
    you know, i just realised, if sam and noah ever decide to do somthing intimate, that would probably get real akward.

    ..or kinky....
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)20:30 No.15302138
    If it is a *complete* copy he'll have another problem as well. I haven't read the whole quest, can he *not* transform if he tries to?
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)20:46 No.15302359
    >I haven't read the whole quest, can he *not* transform if he tries to?

    Something for him to work on!
    >> Professor X !Wz87.gYWh. 06/17/11(Fri)20:48 No.15302376
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    That's the end of our astounding Issue #20!

    Remember, back issues can be read in full on the suptg archive:

    Keep up to date with the Mutant Quest Information Page!
    >> Anonymous 06/17/11(Fri)20:48 No.15302382
    Hey, Prof!

    What does Finland think of their mutant daughter?

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