The sound of cracking concrete and explosions rock your ears. Water sprays all around you as bodies are flung about with tremendous force. You scramble out of the way as a huge beam of light pierces through the chaos and sends everything flying in its wake. Angel stands atop the stage, holding together what's left of her bikini as she casts out waves of fire and light that roll through the melee. Bullets slam into the drywall, and you can hear the crunching of bone and sinew. Slowly you stand, and before you stands Granshaw. His face is one of complete shock and confusion, and he blinks as if he doesn't believe his eyes.You can hardly believe your eyes yourself. Just how did everything come to this?--No. Absolutely not! That's crazy!"Listen," Chief begins with a tone of the utmost seriousness, "It would be unacceptable to lose in this situation! Even though we need only place within the top sixteen, we need a strong initial showing in order to advance into the following rounds. Therefore, we must seek to win these preliminary rounds using the most powerful weapon available to us...""Sex appeal."Claire chimes in, bringing out the pieces of string they're calling swimsuits. You look aghast at the suggestion. They'll just look like pieces of meat to the crowd. Don't they know that nobody takes those kinds of idols seriously?Today is just like yesterday, tomorrow will be just like today. As smart as these girls are, they just don't have a single ounce of common sense.
>>35773977You snatch the strings from their hands and tell them that you'll decide on what they're going to wear, since they seem to be entirely incapable of making a rational decision. You'll have to decide fast, since the first gravure competition is going to be in just a few short hours. You're not really worried about it. Claire and Chief have good enough looks to where they could show up in a deep-sea diving suit and place within the top ten. The girls, however, have lost their minds over the revelation that Granshaw is an Overed, and that all of his idols are illegal Overed. Gone is any sense of fair play and sport, replaced with ruthless ambition to defeat Angel. You put a hand to your head and sigh. What to do about this?>Get Luna to help you pick out something better. You don't have much time.>Leave them their school swimsuits and go see Angel. You want to have a talk with her about the other Overed.>Just tell them to wear something more modest and leave. You need to blow off some steam.
>>35773985>Get Luna to help you pick out something better. You don't have much time.
Sorry it took forever to get this out. I just wasn't feeling it before now.
>>35773985>>Get Luna to help you pick out something better. You don't have much time.Remember to burn Claire bikini I don't want that reappears on her later
>>35773985>>Get Luna to help you pick out something better. You don't have much time.>no string bikiniBoo
>>35774110We're trying to maintain our T rating.
Just five more minutes!
>>35774073No worries DXR, I can't stick around for the whole thread but I've really missed the quest, I'm glad to see it's again
Okay! That was pretty one-sided! And by that I mean it was unanimous. So we'll start by asking Luna how to best sexually exploit these high-school aged girls. By the way, I've switched over to a vapor pen instead of normal cigarettes. It's really helping me keep my focus since I don't have to get up to smoke. Not bad, science, not bad.>writing
>>35774253>asking Luna how to best sexually exploit these high-school aged girls.Tastefully exploit them
>>35774271The only objection Captain actually admitted to is that "nobody takes those kinds of idols seriously", so the actual priority is in fact sexually exploiting them and doing so somewhat tasteful is only a side-product of doing so well.
"You want an expert's advice, boy?"That's right. You only know of two people so versed in the art of ensnaring a man with her body alone, and Shining Void has decided not to help. Lunatic High frowns, knitting her silver eyebrows together."Watch it, boy, you're skating on thin ice with comments like that."You apologize, but nevertheless, you want her advice on how to best highlight these girls without making them look like streetwalkers. You don't think there's enough memory wipes to go around if they actually went outside in these...strings. Luna puffs up with pride and takes you and the girls out to a boutique immediately. You hope you don't have to pay again...You're left outside the changing rooms, and Lunatic takes a spot beside you. Her eyes are closed in concentration, and she is humming to herself. Is picking out a swimsuit really that serious a consideration?"Of course it is! A girl's swimsuit is her battle dress. When she wears her swimsuit, she's getting ready to seize a man by his heart! Or was it his pants? Whatever, a swimsuit has to say something about her while still managing to get a few salutes from any onlookers." You had no idea it was such a complex and nuanced subject."Absolutely, boy, absolutely. Now, how about we start with our good old Chief? Since she's got such a slender body, there are two main styles to go with," Luna holds up two fingers, "The first is to give her an illusion of bigger curves with extra fabric. Ruffles, frills, and pareos can add that extra umph, but they tend to look more cutesy than sexy. On the other hand, we can put her body on full display! Since she's just a slip of a girl, she can wear some swimsuits that girls with more...meat just can't! What do you think?">Let's go for something girlish and frilly.>Maybe something tighter fitting would be best after all?
>>35774457>Maybe something tighter fitting would be best after all?
>>35774457>>Let's go for something girlish and frilly.Because fancy
>>35774457>Let's go for something girlish and frilly.
>>35774457>Let's go for something girlish and frilly.Chief really is one for frill, I think
>>35774457>>Let's go for something girlish and frilly.Hmm, why not.
>>35774457>Maybe something tighter fitting would be best after all?Chief needs to show off some.
Alright. We'll call the vote there. Looks like the vote is to choose something cute with ruffles.>writing
>>35774683It is more Chief's style, after all.
>>35774756True, but it means we just passed up a prime opportunity to mess with Chief. Just imagine her looking embarrassed and flustered in a form fitting swimsuit. Could'a been priceless.
>>35774816This gets the Captain bitten.
>>35774834We get bitten anyway. That would (in my opinion at least) made the bloodless worth it.
>>35774858Bloodloss, not bloodless. Dammit autocorrect.
"My thoughts exactly, boy!"Luna disappears into one of the changing rooms, and a short while later she reappears with Chief in tow. Chief's in a soft, pastel pink, wearing a flower-printed pareo. Her top is covered in waves of fabric, and it does give her the sense of a larger bust. Her hair has been gathered together into a loose ponytail, held by a pink band that drapes over her shoulder. Finally, she's wearing some nice white strap sandles that come up to her ankles."W-well, Wild Card? How is it?"You put a hand to your chin and think about it. You like it, you definitely like it. The way the soft color blends with her pale skin gives a rosy tint to her overall appearance. The normally intimidating and regal Chief now looks simply...cute. "Cute? Me?"Chief doesn't look like she knows how to handle it and takes a seat, her cheeks burning red."Now for Claire," Luna starts in on you again, "Claire's got herself some good curves on her, but she usually does a pretty good job of hiding that under her baggy uniform. You've got a couple options to choose from here. First, we can try to capitalize on her natural beauty, pick something relatively simple so that the attention is on her body and not what she's wearing. Second, we can go with something that's really, really tight. This is for the boys who like that little bit of softness to show. I wonder if you're one of em, boy? Last up is to go with something like a one-piece. It doesn't show as much skin, but imagination counts for a whole lot at the end of the day. Besides," She narrows her eyes, "I'm sure you don't want other guys really getting to see the whole picture.You frown."I have my own favorite, but what are you thinking?">Something simple.>Go with something tight.>Keep her covered up.
>>35775086>>Keep her covered up.That way she gets the idea that Captain is into this and maybe, just maybe she will try to cover up in her daily life, too. No more throwing her out naked from the window and then having to throw out her some clothes for the sake of common decency.
>>35775086As much as I want something tight, let's go with something simple.>Something simple.
>>35775185She already covers up in daily life. Did you not read "but she usually does a pretty good job of hiding under her baggy uniform."? Not sure how this is encouraging anything new for her.
>>35775255When in public. She cooks in a naked apron and has earned more than one order from both Chief and Captain about needing to wear underwear..
>>35775086>>Keep her covered up.Full Burkha mode, none can gaze upon the not!Waifu
>>35775283>She cooks in a naked apronhey man, she wears panties.And the apron.So she's not COMPLETELY naked.
>>35775086>>Something simple.>>35775283>When in public.That's all that matters.
>>35775086>something simpleAlthough I'd be just as happy to defer to her judgment. That's why we asked her, after all.
>>35775086>Go with something tight
Okay, Something simple? Sure thing, guys. >writing
>>35775352I'm guessing the one piece was the right answer?
>>35775383There's not a wrong answer, but the answers set different flags.
>no school swimsuit for chief's delicious loli chestwhat the fuck are you guys doing
>>35775526Truly a missed opportunity.
>>35775526Putting ribbons n her hair and a lace skirt around her waist?
Just keep it simple. You have confidence in Claire's body. As long as it's a good color and fits well, you're sure that nothing could possibly look bad on her."Really? I was hoping to maybe pinch her meat a bit, but you're the boss. I'll make sure she still looks great, boy."Glad you had some input on the process you sit down and wait for Luna to finish dressing Claire. --"Ta da!"Luna bursts forth from the room and throws up her hands to showcase Claire. As you suggested, it's an everyday, deep blue bikini on Claire. However, something's just a bit off... Is this perhaps the wrong size? It's like there's not enough material to cover the underside of her chest, and her bottoms seem to ride up with every step she takes. You look away for a moment to gather your thoughts before you come at Luna. Just what part of this is simple and plain?"Oh, boy? Is it too stimulating for you? There's nothing fancy about what I picked out. I just made sure that the size put her body in the spotlight!""Darling..." Claire tilts her head, "Does it look bad?"No, it doesn't look bad. You were hoping Luna would suggest something more modest, but maybe you're just being a stick in the mud. Lots of swimsuits look like this these days. Could it be that you're just being too sensitive? Claire stares at you, clearly expecting some kind of response.Well...speaking honestly...>You don't dislike this.>You want her to get a more modest top.>You actually like it a lot.
>>35775724>You don't dislike this.
>>35775724>>You don't dislike this.Tsun tsun
>>35775724>>You don't dislike this. but>>You want her to get a more modest top.
>>35775724>You don't dislike this.Tsun tsun tsun
>>35775724I'd prefer a more modest top, but i don't dislike this.
>>35775724>You actually like it a lot.
Okay. You want to be tsundere about it. I get that. Play it cool.>writing
You cover your face with your hand. It's not that you don't like it. You were just shocked, that's all. "That's so cute, darling. But you know, you're going to have to get used to my body. After all, we're going to have children some day, right?"You grumble and tell Luna to take care of the rest. You leave the boutique behind and head for the event. The Star of New Zanzibar contest starts today, and you have to arrive early to make sure that all the preparations are good to go. You feel confident that both of the girls will pass this round without issue.--"Oh ho ho!"You grit your teeth, trying to keep your composure. You're standing outside of the small changing room granted to you by the competition. Well, it's less of a changing room and more of a closet. The grating laughter assaulting your ears is coming from Fallen Angel, who took the time to come gloat over the superiority of her chambers. The room next to yours, marked with the Granshaw logo, has a brilliant star on it, and there's obviously a fresh coat of paint on the door. They must have tidied it up for Angel and the rest of those idols."What a dreadful room they've stuck you with! If you'd like, perhaps I can lend you my facilities? I have so much room to spare..."She opens up the door, and your jaw drops. Clean, tiled floors along with a dozen make up stations line the room. There's a small bath in the back, as well as comfy looking couches and a small fridge. Just what's up with the difference in treatment here?>You've been meaning to talk to Angel about her coworkers. Aren't they all Illegals?>Right back at her. She's a rookie like anyone else!>Poker face.
>>35776263>Poker face.>You've been meaning to talk to Angel about her coworkers. Aren't they all Illegals?
>>35776263>You've been meaning to talk to Angel about her coworkers. Aren't they all Illegals?Quick, a distraction!
>>35776263>poker faceAsk whether Azure brought Rin's fan club for the event.
Ok, vote collected. I'll try to mix these in as best as I can.>writing
You put on your best poker face, trying to not let your envy and bewilderment get the better of you. Besides, you have an important question to ask Angel. It's about her coworkers. The other idols are all Illegal Overed, aren't they? If Angel is a part of the UGN, shouldn't she be trying to bring them over and get them to cooperate? Just for their own safety and security, of course. Angel raises an eyebrow and folds her arms under her chest."You're right, I have tried, Cerberus. However," She looks at her feet, "Most of my fellows know very little about their power and abilities. Granshaw found them when they were just coming to understand their powers, and he gave them a place to belong. To many of them, the UGN seems like a terrifying prospect. They seem so content, so I didn't want to force the issue."Does she think they're safe? Angel nods before continuing."Most of them don't have very destructive abilities. The ability to float on air, make objects disappear, and other parlor tricks are what's most common. I think they may be capable of more, but so many of them just don't feel the need to explore their powers more. Granshaw has them convinced they're some kind of esper...he might even believe it himself."While you suppose they're harmless as they are, they should know what their condition really is."Yes...but for now, I just want to have a good time with them and enjoy being on stage. Do you think that's wrong?">There's nothing wrong with that.>They should be told the truth as soon as possible.>It's not your place to say.
>>35776809>It's not your place to say.
>>35776809>There's nothing wrong with that.
>>35776809>It's not your place to say.For all that everyone takes for granted i'm not UGN either. Just a reminder though, there are several organizations that would love for them to join them, and won't take no for an answer.
Vote collected. >Writing
Something like that isn't up to you. If Angel is concerned about them, it's up to her to break the news. If she doesn't feel like they're in any danger, she doesn't have to tell them if she doesn't want to. "Thanks. Perhaps I will think on it more once this is all finished, Cerberus."Anyway, is Angel ready for this afternoon? You know she's not really that familiar with putting on shows like this, given her upbringing and fashion of choice. Angel gives you a sly look and laughs, covering her mouth with her hand."Did you think that my heart was not prepared for such an event? Such a fool you are, Cerberus! I am more than ready to face the crowd and show them the splendor of my form! I give it such little thought that I have allowed Devil to select my swimwear for the occasion."Rin did?"Yes! Rin has absolutely absorbed my particular tastes, and so I have set her to the task of dressing me for the rest of the contest! Is it not exciting?"Isn't Angel just using Rin as a gopher?"Nonsense! She loves her job."Right...--You cross your arms, sitting outside of the dressing room while the girls get ready. It's just an hour until the event starts, so they're getting everything done up by Lunatic as you wait. Rin sits beside you, staring at her phone and occasionally punching out a message. Maybe she's getting more into this routine than you thought?>Break the silence and ask who Rin is texting.>Open the door and check on the girls.>Head to the stage and review what's going to happen.
>>35777604>>Break the silence and ask who Rin is texting.Despite how much fun opening the door into something inappropriate would be.
>>35777604>Braek the silence and ask who Rin is texting.
>>35777604>Open the door and check on the girls.
>>35777604>>Break the silence and ask who Rin is texting.gotta make sure Azure's treating her right
>>35777604>Break the silence and ask who Rin is texting.
>>35777604>Open the door and check on the girls.I can't resist. I tried, really I did, but I can't.Besides, we should give them a pep talk before they head out anyway.
Talk with Rin? Why not?>writing
You decide to break the silence. It's not like Rin to be constantly on her phone like that. Who is she texting? Granshaw? The other idols?"Ah! U-um..."Rin looks away and flushes. Is it something embarrassing?"W-well, Piercing keeps telling me that I s-should..."Should what?"...That I should, try, try on a swimsuit myself!"...That kid's getting a little ahead of himself, isn't he? Rin looks at you a little frantically."W-w-what should I do? I've never worn anything but the uniform swimsuit before!"So what?"I-I know that I still look like a middle schooler. I-I always felt out of place in a swimsuit. There's nothing...nothing to really see at all. I just know that Piercing is going to make fun of me!"Somehow, you doubt that."I don't know what to tell him! I...I don't want to say no, but I'm really frightened. He's saying we should go to the public pool after this b-but I've never gone with any of my friends before either. It's all so new!"Rin's composure broken, she just stares at her phone, trembling. Is every little thing such a crisis for this girl? You take a deep breath and...>Tell her that Azure would like her in anything she wears.>Tell her that it's a little early for her to be going on swimming pool dates.>Tell her that the school swimsuit is actually a charm point.
>>35778115>Tell her that Azure would like her in anything she wears.
>>35778115>>Tell her that Azure would like her in anything she wears.God-damn it. I missed the times where we were in mortal danger against foes woefully out of our league.
>>35778115>Tell her that Azure would like her in anything she wears."As long as you aren't prancing about in that... thing Claire wears, you'll be fine."
>>35778115>tell her Azure would like her in anything she wears.Because, you know, he likes you and is so awkward that he doesn't know what to do and keeps tripping over himself. It's kind of funny to watch from the outside, honestly.
>>35778293considering there are a lot of overered here that aren't registered, im betting our favorite terrorist metrosexual will show up, or at least one of his buddies.
>>35778293Don't worry. Everything will end in explosions. I've got about 2 updates left before this thread ends for tonight. Long and early week coming up
We know this gets railroaded into explosions anyway.
You put a hand on Rin's head and tell her not to worry. No matter what she wears, you have a feeling that Azure will like her all the same. "R-really?"You're positive. In fact, you're sure that he'd be happy if she just showed up. He's a little easy to please. Rin gives a small smile and goes back to her phone. You suppose she's feeling just a little more confident now. You, on the other hand, try to avoid throwing up from the sickeningly sweet situation you've contributed to. --"Let's hear it for entry number thirty-two!!"The announcer is incredibly loud and annoying. At your place back stage, you've been quietly waiting for your girl's turn to take the stage. It's of no consequence to you, but for some reason, it has you nervous all the same. You find yourself getting antsy, but then a voice calls out to you."Oh, you showed up after all."Granshaw. The bespectacled man approaches you, smiling as he holds out his hand."I'm impressed you decided to show up after all. I have to apologize for my behavior before. Usually I have to make sure that nobody knows about my psychic powers."They're not really psychic..."Still, let's have a handshake and put it behind us. After all, this competition isn't about us anymore. It's about these wonderful idols.">You can agree with that. Shake his hand.>He tried to make you pass out. You'll pass on a handshake.
>>35778688>You can agree with that. Shake his hand.But run it by your super senses first and look for irregularities.
>>35778688>>He tried to make you pass out. You'll pass on a handshake.The only reason we didn't bust his head is because our superiors think he's harmless enough and wanted to observe him.
>>35778688>You can agree with that. Shake his hand.
>>35778688>>He tried to make you pass out. You'll pass on a handshake.We don't trust this slippery asshole, does he think we are some kind of idiot
>more azurefaggotryI thought this guy was only in one arc.
By a slim, slim margin, you chose to shake his hand.>writing
You reach out and grab his hand. If nothing else, you feel that he is sincere in his enthusiasm for these young girls. As you do, you see Angel take the stage. She's meet with deafening cheers, howls, cat calls, and whistles. Her swimsuit is...daring to say the least. You thought something with that many straps would be more like hiking gear, but instead they criss cross her body, almost forming a tortoise shell pattern over her skin. The large screen behind her showcases her from several different angles as she steps up onto the podium.She waves, positively beaming and she seems to soak up all the attention. You suppose she is a girl who always wanted to be in the spotlight."Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your support!"It sounds so weird hearing her speak without that strange affectation. Maybe this is the real her? Things go normally for a few minutes, but just as she's about to leave, the lights shut off. "From here on...this is my stage!!"There is a burst of flame and there, in the middle of the stage, stands a statuesque redheaded woman. Her string bikini is scandalous, but you recognize those features even though such a distracting disguise.Diablos! Subject Six!"Welcome, everyone! I've heard an interesting little rumor about this little competition. It seems like some of you are hiding..." She glares at Angel, "A little secret."Everything slows down for you. Angel jumps back, and you can feel her warding roll over the audience. Rin leaps from her seat, horns growing from her forehead. Fire leaks from Diablos's mouth, and you can see her skin shifting into a thick coat of scales. ...Nothing can be peaceful, can it?End of the Episode!
Man, that little brat is really into being a nuisance.Good to see this return, DXR.
>>35779216Who else but Diablos?
>>35779239Only other inside context choice you be that Gjaurn doctor guy.
>>35779176All in favor of Operation Destroy The Suit?Six taking on the mannerisms of diablos after taking his coat seems to suspicious
>>35779176>horns growing from her foreheadIts been awhile but is that new?
>>35779176>Get on my computer.>New DXQ, oh boy!>It ended 17 min ago.
>>35779336When Rin gets serious, she sometimes lets her other syndrome show.>>35779464Mea Culpa.
>>35779239Ok, on the swimsuit check we clearly favored Chief by picking the suit Luna agreed with, so we're more likely to team up with her for this fight, right?
>>35779494Wait, you're saying that if we'd paid more attention we have realized in Rin with have a Chimeric little sister? Darn, we could'a had fun with that.
>>35779495but we also complimented Claire, so you have to take that into account as well.honestly we're probable gonna be fighting alongside Angel and Rin since they're the ones nearby
>>35779801Probably. Though after this arc I'm hoping Captain starts consistently complaining when he wakes up about both Claire and Chief crowding him out of his own bed.
>>35779853Could always buy a second bed.
>>35779853Captain's tsun is so obvious.
>>35780134I honestly swear I hope one day to hear him say"Don't misunderstand. It's not like I like you or anything."
>>35780227At that point I hope he's genre savvy enough to realize what he has become.
>>35779495It's been forever since the last thread so I already forgot which one gives the biggest skills.I think it was chief who had one of the more godly skills. Luna is low tier and Claire is pretty high tier due to that predictive power up.
>>35779176>redheadWhat, like this?
>>35784306...Or is that too masculine? It's either that or the anime version of Witchblade, though the art in that one is basically pornographic.
>>35784306I like this one.
>>35779176>"From here on...this is my stage!!"Gaim was alright