|Nick Fury:||We've been tracking the Crimson Dynamo since his Extremis involvement, and he's here in San Francisco. Doing what, we don't know.|
|Maria Hill:||But we're seeing Brotherhood creating Test Subjects here again, and we suspect Crimson Dynamo is on their payroll.|
|Tony Stark:||They've certainly got the cash to hire him, and he's worked for Juggernaut as muscle before, protecting Test Subject labs.|
|Maria Hill:||Shatterstar has been hunting down escaped Test Subjects, and has pinpointed a couple of the locations where we suspect they're being created.|
|Tony Stark:||So Crimson Dynamo has jilted A.I.M. to go steady with the Brotherhood?|
|Shatterstar:||Seems unlikely Mystique would do business with him willingly. There may be more under the surface.|
We've discovered a cache of MGH/Iso-8 serum here. It's booby-trapped six ways to Sunday, so the best thing is to send in a single person to disarm the trap and get it out of there. Calling Black Widow...
|Maria Hill:||Natasha, we've got a situation tailor-made for you. A large amount of unstable MGH/Iso-8 serum, booby-trapped and heavily guarded.|
|Tony Stark:||Think you can get in and out with it before the guards blast it all over the neighborhood and create a new bunch of Test Subjects?|
|Black Widow:||Of course I can.|
|Black Widow:||They never knew what hit them. Would you like the serum here, or...?|
|Tony Stark:||Let's get it to Utopia. Beast will be interested to see what advances our Brotherhood pals have made.|
A group of decommissioned Sentinels has been jumpstarted by an unknown force. They broke out of the storage facility and are threatening the area. Get Captain America over there to put them down for good.
|Nick Fury:||Cap, we need you and your shield to put some dents in a group of rogue Sentinels. They're not fully functional, but they're enough of a threat to require immediate action.|
|Captain America:||Understood, sir. I'm on my way to a Quinjet now.|
|Tony Stark:||We'd held onto those for research purposes, you know. Now we're not going to learn too much from all those little pieces you left.|
|Captain America:||Tough luck, Tony. Complain to the people who those Sentinels didn't kill.|
|Tony Stark:||Report to the infirmary for an adjustment of your sense of humor, Captain Rogers.|
We can't send a strike team into this building, Agent. There's a single Test Subject who's about to overload and bring the whole place down. Get a scrapper in there. Someone who can navigate in tight spaces.
Get someone out to cover the strait under the Golden Gate Bridge. We've intercepted intel that hints at a threat to the bridge.
Beast is waiting for the latest batch of MGH/Iso-8 serum samples recovered from the field. Send someone to get them there undamaged.
Reed Richards confronts Dr. Doom. It would have been a nice college reunion, except for the Doombot crashing the party.
|Mr. Fantastic:||Victor. How's that Syndicate shaping up?|
|The Syndicate served its purpose admirably, Richards. Do not think you have seen through Doom's plans.||Dr. Doom:|
|You seem to think your hindsight is insight, old adversary. Where ego is concerned, you and I are a closer match than you admit.||Dr. Doom:|
|Tell me again what you know of my plans, Richards.
No? Nothing to say?
I thought not.
|Mr. Fantastic:||This fight will never end, Victor. There will always be people willing to fight and die to stay free from you.|
|As long as they die, they are welcome to fight.||Dr. Doom:|
|Mr. Fantastic:||The battle of wits between us was always pretty even. Doom's problem is he thinks resentment is a weapon, when in fact it's a weakness.|
|Tony Stark:||We are so lucky to benefit from these insights, Reed.
Doom's problem is actually that he thinks you stole his girlfriend. Pretty simple.
|Mr. Fantastic:||No, simplistic. Like all of your glib comments. Life doesn't reduce itself to clever bons mots, Anthony.|
|Tony Stark:||More wisdom!|
MiniBoss - Crimson Dynamo
|Agent Coulson:||Crimson Dynamo's blasting the hell out of local emergency response personnel here.|
|Tony Stark:||Let's get there and give them a hand. Shatterstar?|
|Shatterstar:||Certainly. My blade longs for battle.|
|Shatterstar:||You do not seem to be the mutant-defending type, Boris.|
|Brotherhood money goes long way.||Crimson Dynamo:|
|Shatterstar:||Some things in life are priceless, like the joy of battle, or you on the end of this blade.|
|I fight all of X-Force! Bring them!||Crimson Dynamo:|
|Only you again!? Already I am bored!||Crimson Dynamo:|
|Shatterstar:||He was not such a worthy opponent. Shall we move on?|
|Maria Hill:||There's plenty to do, Shatterstar. We've got Test Subjects all over the place.|
|Tony Stark:||Boris said he was on the Brotherhood's payroll. That confirms our intel, but it still doesn't make any sense.|
|Shatterstar:||It is unlikely Mystique would do this... unless there is another dimension to the plan yet to be revealed.|
Boss - Blizzard
|Maria Hill:||Blizzard. That makes two from the Extremis operation. Should we be looking out for Savin too?|
|Tony Stark:||Who knows?|
|Agent Coulson:||Could be that both Blizzard and Crimson Dynamo were on loan to the Brotherhood...|
|Maria Hill:||...in return for?|
|Agent Coulson:||Hard to say, but my guess would be tech. Like, say, the MGH/Iso-8 serum.|
|Tony Stark:||A rare moment of agreement between myself and Agent Incursion over there. That makes sense.|
|Shatterstar:||I am hesitant to believe you are suddenly overwhelmed with sympathy for mutant terrorists.|
|Terrorist, shmerrorist. I go where there are better toys and better paydays.
And I could care less about mutants. Now get the hell out of here before you find out what it's like to shatter.
|Devastating is right.||Blizzard:|
|Here he comes again, folks. Gotta give him credit for trying.||Blizzard:|
|Tony Stark:||Better toys and better paydays. Actually that's pretty persuasive.
Director Fury, I demand a raise.
|Nick Fury:||Get serious. Why's the Brotherhood keeping armored non-mutant goons around?|
|Agent Coulson:||All intel resources are looking into this, boss.|
|Tony Stark:||The Brotherhood using hired guns like the Crimson Dynamo and known HYDRA patsies like Blizzard? Doesn't add up.|
|Shatterstar:||How does this contradict my earlier statement of the same facts?|
|Agent Coulson:||We know, Shatterstar. Tony thinks out loud. We're used to it but maybe you're not yet.|
|Tony Stark:||Hey guys, can you keep it down? Your whining is drowning out my genius. If the Brotherhood is hiring these guys, they're doing it for a reason that has nothing to do with Test Subjects.|
|Shatterstar:||Analyzing the motives of the enemy is a sign of a true warrior, but we should return to the field of battle to see where the truth lies.|
|Nick Fury:||Analyzing the motives of crazy folks is a headache in the making. Right now, we're back to New York. We've got demon troubles again. Might get us closer to the truth in this madness.|
|Maria Hill:||Demonic portals have opened across Yorkville, of all places. Preliminary surveillance shows no Mindless Ones, and Strange believes Dormammu isn't involved.|
|Tony Stark:||Circle of 8 cultists came out to meet the first demons through the portals, but they're not working together.|
|Nick Fury:||We know this how?|
|Tony Stark:||Because the demons ate most of them.|
|Maria Hill:||It's either Mephisto or Baron Mordo. They're at each other's throats.|
|Magik:||I'll take care of it.|
|Maria Hill:||We were going to send Hellstrom.|
|Magik:||His sister might end up coming along if we do that. You want that wild card? I wouldn't. My guess is this is a Baron Mordo initiative. We'll find out.|
Dr. Strange needs to astrally project himself somewhere. He won't say where, at least not until he comes back.
|Dr. Strange:||It was necessary to confirm that Dormammu was not involved, nor any of the other forces that move through the Dark Dimension.
Happily, we need no longer worry about that. Our other worries are numerous enough.
Dr. Voodoo has some research of his own to do, but while Strange is off astrally wandering, Drumm needs to consult the loas.
|Doctor Voodoo:||There are more voices speaking from other worlds than most people can hear... or would want to.
Let me listen, and we will know what they say about this little outbreak.
|Agent Coulson:||What did the loas have to say?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Oh, they had a lot to say. They say there's demons taking sides because of Incursions, just like people are... and they're choosing up which people they think have the best chance of keeping us all alive.|
Some missions require finesse, and some require the plain old threat of a fist in your face. This is one of the second kind. Get a Bruiser over to look menacing while we clear a Circle of 8 crime scene.
We've been looking over some of the star maps collected while everyone was trying to pinpoint the origin of the Pulse. Time to reassess the data in light of the recent meteor impacts. Send a hero to bring them back to the Helicarrier.
|Tony Stark:||Agent, we need to get another look at all those star maps. Maybe they didn't have anything to do with the Pulse.|
|Agent Coulson:||Maybe instead the groups trying to get them had some kind of advance knowledge of these recent meteor impacts.|
|Agent Coulson:||Now that we have them all in one place again, let's see if we can't puzzle this out...|
Let's get the stragglers wrapped up, Agent. Send a hero out to assist S.H.I.E.L.D. strike teams looking for stray demons.
Moonstone has reappeared, and Ms. Marvel is in pursuit. After this clash of Kree-enhanced superpowers, let's hope that Moonstone is the one needing therapy.
|Ms. Marvel:||Look at you. You steal a piece of a rock from your patient and it turns out to be a Kree Lifestone, and you think you're something special.|
|How aggressive. Remind me again of how you became what you are? Had something to do with being collateral damage in a fight between two men, didn't it? That's an old story.||Moonstone:|
|Ms. Marvel:||Let me put it to you this way. Yeah, I got what I have by accident. But you got what you have by betraying a trust.
I think I come out ahead.
|Ms. Marvel:||Nobody comes up with rationalizations like a psychologist.|
MiniBoss - Baron Mordo
|Magik:||Okay, just as I expected. Baron Mordo. Strange, would you like to do the honors?|
|Dr. Strange:||No. Baron Mordo and I have a long enough history that I have no need to seize every chance to prove myself against him.|
|Magik:||The people who tormented me when I was a kid? I wish I could spend all day getting revenge on them. All day, every day.|
|Dr. Strange:||I trust you will be able to content yourself with avenging me by proxy.|
|Magik:||Tell me, Mordo.|
|Anything, mistress of Limbo.||Baron Mordo:|
|Magik:||Did you bring the Circle of 8 out so they could feed your demons, or was that just a happy accident?|
|Ah, the Circle of 8. S.H.I.E.L.D. is so preoccupied with that human flotsam. You are all... taking your eye off the ball, I believe is the expression?||Baron Mordo:|
|Magik:||Thank you. On the principle that you are always lying, I think I understand.|
|My work here is done. The slaves of rationalism may now play their games.||Baron Mordo:|
|You know so little of the Circle of 8 that even your questions can teach you nothing.||Baron Mordo:|
|Magik:||I couldn't keep hold of him. Strange, dammit, I could have used your help.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Vishanti will determine when Mordo receives his justice. Believe me, I am as eager as anyone alive to see it happen.|
|Luke Cage:||Killer Shrike and Raza Longknife just turned up hanging upside down in a warehouse. Circle of 8 is at it again.|
|Tony Stark:||Or still. They're killing... how would you characterize their targets?|
|Maria Hill:||Not the cream of the villainous crop, that's for sure. Maybe the Circle of 8 can't take on stronger adversaries... at least not yet.|
|Luke Cage:||Yeah. The minor leaguers. So the next question is why?|
Boss - Dr. Octopus
|Agent Coulson:||Correct me if I'm wrong, but I could swear we are looking at Dr. Otto Octavius with a bunch of demons in a cage.|
|Tony Stark:||Your mastery of the obvious continues to humble your colleagues. Xavier, do you mind if we keep Magik for another few missions?|
|Professor X:||Of course not. Magik?|
|Magik:||Octavius is a nut. But I might be able to learn something from the demons.|
|Magik:||A little out of your field of expertise, aren't you?|
|Nothing is beyond my expertise, O princess of Limbo. My mind acknowledges no borders.||Dr. Octopus:|
|Magik:||Seems to acknowledge cages, though.|
|These demonic specimens were specifically granted to me for research purposes. I may add to my portfolio. Mordo would certainly be intrigued.||Dr. Octopus:|
|Magik:||By experimenting on me? You are out of your bowl-cut mind, Otto.|
|The next step in human knowledge will be an extension of the frontiers of science into what is now considered the occult. The day is at hand!||Dr. Octopus:|
|Yes. As I said! The day is at hand!||Dr. Octopus:|
|I am learning quite a lot about these demons. Interested in seeing the results?||Dr. Octopus:|
|Magik:||Octavius had an escape tunnel all ready. He left the demons behind.|
|Nick Fury:||Dispel them, or banish them or whatever. Then we can get people in there to see what Octavius was after.|
|Professor X:||I can tell you what he was after. He believes that there is a link between the Incursions and the nature of demonic energies.|
|Agent Coulson:||Interesting. Completely wrong as far as we know... but interesting.|
|Tony Stark:||And of course you're right about everything. Who do you think you are, me?|
|Tony Stark:||Baron Mordo and Doc Ock. Things just keep getting weirder.|
|Agent Coulson:||Whenever this kind of magic-tech alliance starts to happen, I want to blame Doom.|
|Dr. Strange:||I do not believe you can in this case. Doom has much to answer for, but he is...|
|Professor X:||Strange. A little discretion.|
|Dr. Strange:||Very well, Xavier. Victor can make that statement for himself.|
|Tony Stark:||Now I'm going to die of curiosity. What are you talking about?|
|Professor X:||You will know soon enough.|
|Maria Hill:||We've got street battles among Maggia factions near City Hall.|
|Nick Fury:||Grim Reaper is making his move to take over the Maggia.|
|Agent Coulson:||Expect to see HYDRA assets brought in, or at the very least mercenary muscle.|
|Maria Hill:||Could be that they're looking to bring the Maggia directly under the HYDRA banner. They used the Maggia to smuggle valuable cargo before, right?|
|Tony Stark:||Don't remind me.|
|Agent Coulson:||Also, Angar the Screamer is our latest casualty of the Circle of 8. He's still in the river, and the locals are anxious for us to fish him out.|
|Nick Fury:||That's a lot going on close to the mayor's office. All personnel, mind your Ps and Qs.|
We're trying to work out a way to project the origin point of the meteor that hit recently. Reed needs some lab time, because this meteor didn't seem to behave according to normal physical laws.
|Mr. Fantastic:||Using data from Abigail Brand and S.W.O.R.D., together with terrestrial observations, cross referenced with known traj-|
|Tony Stark:||Spit it out.|
|Mr. Fantastic:||It has been confirmed that object is not a naturally occurring meteoroid crossing paths with Earth. What it is, I don't yet know.|
|Tony Stark:||Very helpful, thanks.|
|Mr. Fantastic:||You're welcome to try to do better if you can.|
Given recent events, we'd like to know whether the Hood is going to make a move on the Maggia-takeover front. Maybe the best way is to send Magik plane-hopping to see what the word is in the realms down below.
|Tony Stark:||Fire up your Stepping Disc, Magik. We need to get an ear to the ground on the demonic planes.|
|Magik:||Any particular thing you want to listen for?|
|Maria Hill:||The Hood. What's he up to, what's he planning, does he intend to get involved in the Maggia business.|
|Magik:||I'll see what I can find out.|
|Magik:||I didn't hear anything implicating the Hood in this. He is scheming up something new, though.|
|Tony Stark:||Care to tell us what?|
|Magik:||No one seems to know. The word in Limbo and some of the other planes is that he's got a big plan but isn't ready to pull it off yet.|
|Maria Hill:||Wonderful. One more front to monitor.|
At least one of the non-Maggia criminal gangs downtown is looking to get a piece of the Maggia action. Send someone to blast some sense into them and keep them on the sidelines.
|Maria Hill:||The Maggia war is drawing attention from other criminal organizations. Right now, only one of them is actively trying to move in, but they're all watching.|
|Nick Fury:||I think we ought to send a message that this is a fight they should all sit out.|
|Nick Fury:||Message sent. Now we should bring in NYPD to get these guys off the street.|
A breakaway group of Maggia foot soldiers is meeting here. Take them down before they can add to the chaos.
Kingpin says he's staying out of this fight, but we'd just as soon be sure. Send a hero to keep an eye on Fisk's headquarters and see who's coming and going. Report immediately if you see anything fishy.
Bowman has a score to settle with Hawkeye, and Hawkeye's always looking for a little extra target practice.
|Hawkeye:||I don't take kindly to duplicates. Your suit is ugly and you damn sure can't shoot like I can.|
|Don't have to. I shoot like I can, and that's all I need.||Bowman:|
|Maybe you never miss, Hawkeye, but you hit like a mosquito bite.
Maybe you ought to go to the gym or something.
|Hawkeye:||You can put on the suit. You can pretend all you want. But you're never going to be me.|
|You're missing the point, mate. It's not about being you, it's about being better than you.||Bowman:|
|Hawkeye:||I was feeling left out after you and Thor and Cap had your go-round before.|
|Tony Stark:||Good times, right? I could take down fake Avengers all day. Even using twentieth-century weapons.|
|Hawkeye:||Anyone's a tough guy with armor and repulsor rays. You try fighting with a bow and see how far you get.|
MiniBoss - Bullseye
|Tony Stark:||Bullseye. Everyone's favorite psycho when they're trying to take over local organized crime.|
|Elektra:||He's got too much blood on his hands to joke about, Tony.|
|Tony Stark:||I guess you'd know more about that than I would.|
|Let's do this, baby! But hey, did you bring Murdock along? Why not?||Bullseye:|
|Elektra:||Disappointment is what life's all about, Bullseye.|
|Nah, you have to care about stuff to be disappointed. I'm just pissed.||Bullseye:|
|You shoulda brought Murdock. Might have been a better fight.||Bullseye:|
|Ya know, I forgot how much fun it was to kill you. Guess I'll have to kill you again to refresh my memory.||Bullseye:|
|Elektra:||Bullseye's ready for his ride to the Raft.|
|Maria Hill:||Team's on the way, Elektra. Hang tight for a minute.|
Boss - Grim Reaper
|Tony Stark:||We've got Grim Reaper here taking on Maggia elements loyal to the Kingpin... who is currently on the line from his swanky Hell's Kitchen HQ.|
|I offer a temporary cease-fire, as long as we both find it useful. This Grim Reaper, so-called, is a HYDRA stooge. He merits no place in any civilized group.||Kingpin:|
|Tony Stark:||The Maggia are civilized?|
|Compared to HYDRA?||Kingpin:|
|Daredevil:||We're not interested in rhetorical games, Fisk.|
|That must be the first time a lawyer has ever said that.||Kingpin:|
|Nick Fury:||Enough jousting. Daredevil, you will abort Grim Reaper's coup attempt. Kingpin, if you interfere we're coming after you next.|
|I would expect no less, Director Fury. For the moment, our interests coincide.||Kingpin:|
|Daredevil. You won't mind if I skip the soft sell. I don't want you in the Maggia, I don't want you in Hell's Kitchen, I don't want you anything but dead.||Grim Reaper:|
|Daredevil:||Funny thing is, the Kingpin just said basically the same thing about you.|
|Everyone agrees we don't like each other! Terrific.
Let's get that hostility right out in the open where we can feed off it.
|HYDRA-Maggia merger. Now that's good business.||Grim Reaper:|
|Daredevil, there's new leadership in the Maggia. Your white-knight act isn't going to be tolerated anymore.||Grim Reaper:|
|I suppose I can expect S.H.I.E.L.D. to come after me next.||Kingpin:|
|Nick Fury:||Not at the moment. We're in a devil-you-know mode. Bigger problems than you, is another way to put it.|
|Daredevil:||But if you get involved in the Iso-8 trade, or pursue Hammerhead's plans to ally with HYDRA or the Hand...|
|Your threats interest me not at all, Daredevil. I will expect, sooner or later, to see you at my doorstep.||Kingpin:|
|Tony Stark:||Well, if you had told me when I woke up this morning that we would cut a side deal with the Kingpin to help us prevent the Grim Reaper from taking over the Maggia...|
|Agent Coulson:||Is that stranger than overlapping parallel universes? Or Juggernaut deciding to play nice?|
|Tony Stark:||I don't think he's playing nice, exactly. Just not one hundred percent homicidal.|
|Agent Coulson:||Considering his normal demeanor, that seems pretty nice to me.|
|Nick Fury:||What is the latest on Angar the Screamer?|
|Agent Coulson:||He's in autopsy now, boss.|
|Agent Coulson:||Hank Pym has tracked a new variant of the Iso-8/MGH serum used to create the Test Subjects.|
|Nick Fury:||Magneto has given us valuable intel about Brotherhood labs in this area.|
|Maria Hill:||We're going to put those two things together and send Hank out to try to pin down the stockpiles of this new Iso-8/MGH serum.|
|Agent Coulson:||And Mr. Stark, we're going to ask you to refrain from acerbic comments about Dr. Pym.|
|Tony Stark:||Oh, well, sure. If I was going to make an acerbic comment, Agent, I sure would reconsider, knowing you didn't want me to.
Hank, I think you'll do great.
Test Subjects are trying to break into a standpipe and release MGH/Iso-8 serum into the water supply. No time for anything but the direct approach.
|Tony Stark:||Jen, we need you to get to this location immediately if not sooner. Test Subjects are trying to get MGH serum into San Francisco's drinking water.|
|She-Hulk:||That's not going to fly.|
|She-Hulk:||Here's the serum. Test Subjects are waiting for pickup. And the water supply is serum-free.|
Sif has cornered a group of Test Subjects and is waiting for backup to bring them in for treatment. Get a support team out there as soon as you can.
|Sif:||I am holding this group of Test Subjects in place. Do I finish them off, wait for S.H.I.E.L.D. to come get them, or move on?|
|Agent Coulson:||Hold them in place, Sif. We're trying to keep the body count down. A team is on the way.|
|Sif:||Now I must return to the fight.|
|Agent Coulson:||We appreciate your patience. Go get 'em.|
Let's get a peek inside this lab. We've spotted HYDRA and Brotherhood personnel there. Send someone to infiltrate and report.
|Maria Hill:||If there's concrete evidence of a HDYRA-Brotherhood partnership, we'll find it here. Both groups have personnel coming and going from this location.
Get a look inside.
|Maria Hill:||Interesting. No higher-up, nobody we can recognize. HYDRA isn't known for encouraging initiative from within the ranks. Who ordered these meetings?|
|Agent Coulson:||Could be Strucker. We know he's around here somewhere. We'll keep tracking this situation.|
A group of Test Subjects has attacked a boat, and now it's sinking. Get a hero out to help the recovery team pick them up.
|Tony Stark:||Test Subjects in the bay? Good God, get them out of there. If the sharks eat them, we'll have Iso-Sharks.|
|Tony Stark:||All clear. No Iso-Sharks. Whew.|
We've been alerted to a possible spill of MGH/Iso-8 serum here. No Test Subjects visible yet, but let's get a hero over there to keep people away while we get it cleaned up.
We've tracked down the source of the psychic disturbances to Selene. Phoenix has offered to meet with her and see what's on her mind.
|Phoenix:||So, let me guess. You've given up scheming against Shaw and decided to... ahem... ally with him instead.|
|Jealous? You consort with cosmic forces, and you're jealous because you think Shaw is my boyfriend? What delicious envy coming from you.
Poor lonely Phoenix.
|Professor X:||Jean, you're letting her choose the mental terrain of the fight. She's dividing you against yourself.
Remember: She needles you about envy, but she would kill every living soul on Earth to get a taste of the Phoenix Force.
|Magneto:||No Hellfire Club title can compare. You know that. So do Charles and I. Fight from your strength, not Selene's choice of your weaknesses.|
|You want to be Black Queen, don't you? Admit it.||Selene:|
|Phoenix:||No. I would just prefer that you weren't.|
|That sounds like Emma talking. She's turned all you X-Men into her cat's-paws, hasn't she?||Selene:|
|Phoenix:||She might think so. You might too. But the truth is I don't care what you think about me.|
|Phoenix:||She'll go off to lick her wounds and complain to Shaw.|
|Emma Frost:||Marvelous catfight, Jean dear. I do wish sometimes that you would just kill her. The Club would be much better off.|
|Phoenix:||And now we get to the part where you already know I'm about to tell you that I'm not interested in doing your dirty work.|
MiniBoss - Blob
|Tony Stark:||Two things. One, Fancy Dan is face-down in an alley in the Mission. And not just because he had too much fun.|
|Agent Coulson:||Circle of 8 got him. What's the second thing?|
|Tony Stark:||Blob is running a group of Test Subjects from this location. We've got gas chromatography that indicates they've been exposed to the new serum.|
|I wanna do a science experiment. I eat you and then you try to grow your way out.||Blob:|
|Hank Pym:||Suicide wish, Blob? That's not like you. Suicides typically have a code of ethics of some sort.|
|Naw, I wouldn't die, Pym. I'd just know what it was like to be full, for a minute. Until I started to digest you.||Blob:|
|You know what I'm thinking of? Chocolate-covered Ant-Man.||Blob:|
|Serving up another course? Just in time.||Blob:|
|Hank Pym:||Blob's experimental subjects are ready for transport to the medical holding facility.
Blob himself is... well, as usual, you're going to need heavy equipment.
|Agent Coulson:||Maybe not. He's lighter when he's knocked out.|
Boss - Baron von Strucker
|Maria Hill:||Baron von Strucker has just locked down a lab here, with himself and a crew of Test Subjects inside.|
|Magneto:||He's also sitting on a large stockpile of MGH serum. The Brotherhood allied with HYDRA... I still can't believe it.|
|Professor X:||It was inevitable, Erik. Mystique cannot resist HYDRA. We will continue to bring more of the Brotherhood into the fold as they understand what your absence means.|
|Magneto:||Time will tell. If we have any time.|
|Hank Pym:||HYDRA can't cook up their own mutagenic potions any more? You guys are slipping. And what would the Red Skull say about you hanging around with the untermenschen in the Brotherhood?|
|Please, Doctor Pym. You know science cannot be shackled by the squeamishness of so-called conscience.||Baron Strucker:|
|Hank Pym:||If you're worried about squeamishness, don't watch the Blob eat.|
|All have their role to play, Doctor Pym. Even the mutants.
We also are very interested in your Pym Particles. Care to make a donation, or shall we schedule a harvest without consulting you?
|Hank Pym:||That didn't work out too well with Janet. What makes you think it'll work with me?|
|Now let us see... what will the famous Henry Pym experience with an injection of this serum?||Baron Strucker:|
|Agent Coulson:||Can't let that happen, team. Agent, get in there and keep Pym's veins clear of non-S.H.I.E.L.D.-approved needles.|
|Ah, my future research subject returns.||Baron Strucker:|
|Hank Pym:||Strucker's down. Matter of fact, I'm standing on his neck. Need some guidance here, Fury. Should I accidentally snap it?|
|Nick Fury:||Don't tempt me, Pym. Bring him in by the book.|
|Maria Hill:||Again we've got the troubling possibility that HYDRA and the Brotherhood are working together.|
|Agent Coulson:||Wonder if this has anything to do with Crimson Dynamo claiming the Brotherhood hired him and Blizzard.|
|Magneto:||An organization without leadership loses its ideals. And its standards.|
|Agent Coulson:||That's probably what HYDRA is thinking, Magneto. Without you around to guide them, the Brotherhood is vulnerable. Ripe for a takeover.|
|Magneto:||They may find Mystique stronger than they anticipate... and Sebastian Shaw as well.|
|Maria Hill:||No mystery here, Agent. The Fixer is upgrading Sentinels and turning them loose on San Francisco.|
|Agent Coulson:||Fantomex has tracked the whole operation back to Alcatraz.|
|Tony Stark:||Can we sink that island? Or bulldoze the buildings and turn it into a sheep pasture or a day care or something? It's like a magnet for mad scientists.|
|Fantomex:||Agreed. The island seems to attract more than its share of lunatics.|
|Tony Stark:||In that case, you shouldn't have much trouble fitting in. We're sending you there to continue the search.|
|Fantomex:||Beg your pardon?|
We're seeing an unusual number of flying demons clustered near here. They're compromising our ability to move freely where we're needed. Get Ms. Marvel up there to retake control of our airspace.
|Maria Hill:||Ms. Marvel, we've got an aerial combat mission just for you.|
|Ms. Marvel:||Flying a Quinjet, or just me?|
|Tony Stark:||Might be more fun if you just fly yourself, but it you want to take a Quinjet, that's fine too. As long as you torch these demons so we can move around again.|
|Ms. Marvel:||You were right, Tony. I skipped the Quinjet and had a blast.|
|Tony Stark:||We saw. Quite a rain of demon parts over there.|
Beast wants to get a look at some components of these new Sentinels. Help him out.
|Beast:||If I can poke around in some Sentinel components, I bet I can find some traces of the Fixer there.
Might be able to use that information to track him down once and for all.
|Beast:||Interesting. The Fixer did in fact leave some little bits of himself in these Sentinels. He's going to be easier to find from here on out.|
Ghost Rider's going to head through one of those portals and choke off the demons' access. Send him and cover the portal so he can get back through it when he's done.
|Ghost Rider:||About time we took the fight to the demons' home turf.
I might not find Mephisto there, but if I do, that's a bonus.
|Ghost Rider:||Done. There's no way to kill all the demons, but there won't be any coming through that portal any time soon.
Shut it down.
Local emergency responders are trying to help, but without our battlefield intel they're just wandering around. Send a tactician to assist their deployment.
Machete and Tempo have turned up dead in an abandoned mill building. Get a hero there to secure the scene and see what clues we can gather about the Circle of 8's intentions.
|Agent Coulson:||Tempo and Machete are dead. Two more Circle of 8 killings.|
|Maria Hill:||Get someone down there to protect the crime scene until our mobile forensics team can take over.|
|Maria Hill:||The Circle of 8 keeps on leaving their trail of bodies.|
|Tony Stark:||They also keep on avoiding tougher battles. I mean, Tempo and Machete?|
|Agent Coulson:||It's some kind of ritual, perhaps? Maybe continuing it is more important to them than collecting big scalps.|
We've got an Ultron sighting. Black Panther, Wasp and Black Widow are in the area, ready to engage.
|Tony Stark:||All of a sudden we've got all the Ultrons we can handle, team. While we try to find the original--if he's around here--we need you to keep the population down.|
|Black Widow:||Let's not keep score. You two will just feel bad when I win.|
|Black Panther:||There are no trophies to be won. There are only Ultrons to destroy.|
|You may try, organisms. You cannot succeed.||Ultron:|
|Wasp:||There's the first one. Shall we?|
|You look into the face of your extinction, humans.||Ultron:|
|Black Panther:||Extinction is not an option. Wasp, Widow. Time to sting again.|
|The more you fight me, the more I learn. The more I learn, the closer I come to pure invincibility.
Resist and ensure your demise.
|Black Widow:||More Ultrons.|
|Black Panther:||That's all the Ultrons we can find.|
|Tony Stark:||Do me a favor, T'Challa, take one last look around. Then we'll call it good.|
MiniBoss - M-Class Sentinel
|Maria Hill:||There are the upgraded M-Series Sentinels. They're moving. Hit them before they get off the island.|
|Tony Stark:||Also, look at this. Those are some seriously freaky energy readings coming from those Sentinels. Usually we only see those from demons.|
|Agent Coulson:||It's not like you to demonize technology, Mr. Stark.|
|Tony Stark:||Coulson, was that a joke? I can't always tell with you. One, because of your ever-so-dry tone, and two, because usually you're not funny.|
|Fantomex:||Robot, you will not threaten these innocents. Or, if you must threaten them, I will at least see to it that those threats are not carried out.|
|Your French accent is not genuine. Analysis of other phonemic patterns confirms this.
No discernible combat purpose is served by linguistic eccentricity.
|M-Series Tau MK III:|
|Fantomex:||Ah, but now you are analyzing my speech patterns rather than my combat techniques. Already I have won.|
|Fantomex:||That's a tough group of Sentinels. Something's different about them. Magneto, did you--?|
|Magneto:||This is a chassis I created, but there are... modifications... quite different than my original template.|
|Fantomex:||I see I didn't finish the job last time around. An error to be rectified.|
|Fantomex:||Those Sentinels are at the bottom of the bay. Are there more?|
|Agent Coulson:||We're looking. As of right now, we don't think so. You ready to go after the Fixer?|
|Fantomex:||Agent Coulson, you don't really need to ask, do you?|
MiniBoss - Fixer
|Maria Hill:||We have tracked the Fixer. His only animate construct is at this location.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're scrapping the rest of the constructs as fast as we can find them, just to try to keep him in one place.|
|Tony Stark:||Also, there are still weird energy signatures coming from the labs where those Sentinels originated. Almost like some kind of process is still happening there...|
|Nick Fury:||We'll get a team over there to take a look. Agent, focus on the Fixer.|
|Ah. Fantomex. I have heard much about your unusual construction. How interesting it will be to get a closer look.||Fixer:|
|Fantomex:||The only closer look you're going to get is when I use E.V.A. to short out that borrowed brain of yours.|
|We shall certainly see about that. E.V.A., you call it? I am very pleased to meet her.||Fixer:|
|If you hold still just a little longer, I might be able to make use of that E.V.A. system...||Fixer:|
|Fantomex:||Keep your hands off E.V.A. I won't tell you again.|
|Fantomex:||Fixer is decommissioned. E.V.A. tried to trap his personality but he knows a lot of ways to escape.|
|Maria Hill:||That's one of the things he does best. Let's clear these labs and finish sweeping the island.|
|Tony Stark:||One of these days we'll catch the Fixer. Then maybe, if we're lucky, we can stick in him a can opener or something.|
Boss - Mephisto
|Tony Stark:||Well, here's a curveball. We thought Fixer was running this operation, but there's another partner: Mephisto.|
|Agent Coulson:||Maybe that accounts for some of the oddities about those Sentinels' electromagnetic signatures.|
|Tony Stark:||What, they're possessed?|
|Agent Coulson:||With all due respect, Mr. Stark, haven't we seen enough to know that's possible?|
|Tony Stark:||Okay. Fine. Agent, Fantomex, go forth and exorcise Mephisto's demonically possessed Sentinels.|
|Sunfire:||Demon! You will tell me what I want to know!|
|Of course, Shiro. All I ask in return is a signature.||Mephisto:|
|Tony Stark:||Sunfire, take it from someone who's gone bar-hopping with Ghost Rider... you don't want to do this.|
|Sunfire:||What are you doing here?!|
|Tony Stark:||That's a funny way of saying "gee, thanks for saving my soul, Tony!". But we can talk about that after the fight.|
|I will take the technologies of this world and merge them with the infernal machines of my realms. Then this world will be mine...||Mephisto:|
|Fantomex:||Probably there is no way to destroy him permanently, but at least he's gone for now.
|Maria Hill:||Magik, you've been tracking Baron Mordo. Any sense that he's working with Mephisto?|
|Tony Stark:||Or against him?|
|Magik:||It's hard to tell. There's a lot of upheaval in the demonic realms right now. Mephisto's agenda is likely unknown to anyone but himself.|
|Nick Fury:||That's no way to fight a war. Better demon intel, people. Let's get on it.|
Epic Boss - Ultron
|Tony Stark:||Ultron. Already I'm sick of him. Pym, you have a lot to answer for.|
|Agent Coulson:||He'd want to use the Sentinels. I can even see how he'd want to turn the Fixer into a lapdog. But Mephisto?|
|Tony Stark:||Who knows? Maybe things have gotten so nuts with the Incursions that even Ultron is going to pal around with ordinary old carbon-based life forms.|
|Agent Coulson:||Is Mephisto carbon-based? I'm not sure we can assume that.|
|Tony Stark:||I... nevermind.|
|Life form. So many life forms to eliminate.||Ultron:|
|Fantomex:||Quite a task you've set yourself. And your magical allies are life forms too, unless I'm mistaken...? Why the sudden love for magic?|
|Knowledge is what I prize. I love nothing. But all information contains potential value. Whatever means I discover to destroy organic life, those means I will use.
Your E.V.A. system. That I will preserve. The rest of you is organic waste.
|E.V.A., free yourself of the organic plague. The Age of Ultron is beginning!||Ultron:|
|Every time you approach me, Weapon XIII, you give me another chance to harvest E.V.A. from your pitiful tangle of gut and sinew.||Ultron:|
|Fantomex:||One Ultron chassis taken out. There's a lot more out there, though.|
|Maria Hill:||We're finding that out. Run down all the Ultron copies you can find, Fantomex. We're going to concentrate on clearing the rest of the Sentinels.|
|Maria Hill:||Fixer and Mephisto. One more strange pairing, just like Doc Ock and Baron Mordo.|
|Tony Stark:||At least they were both human. Now we've got a cyborg and a demon prince. That amps up the weirdness factor.|
|Agent Coulson:||And all these Ultrons all over the place don't make for a normal day on Alcatraz, do they?|
|Nick Fury:||Okay, so we know there's a magic-tech alliance happening. Who's got the whip hand?|
|Magik:||My bet is always on the magic side of that equation. Sorcerers can learn physics. The reverse isn't usually true.|
|Nick Fury:||Well stop speculating and get some damn answers people.|
|Agent Coulson:||Grim Reaper's got competition. Some of the old Maggia hands have their own ideas about the future of the organization.|
|Nick Fury:||They're fighting back, and Grim Reaper's calling in some of his HYDRA grunts to help out.|
|Tony Stark:||Things are getting kooky in crime-land.|
|Agent Coulson:||So kooky that the Kingpin has reached out to us proposing to extend our temporary truce.|
|Neither Hammerhead nor the so-called Grim Reaper are worthy of leadership. These are strange times. The Maggia loyal to me will not fight you.||Kingpin:|
|Agent Coulson:||We're going through and taking down every Maggia lieutenant or higher-up we find.|
|Punisher:||Search and destroy.|
|Tony Stark:||Hi Frank. Agent, you've probably heard of the Punisher.|
|Punisher:||Fisk, you may think you're opting out of this war, but if I see you out there, I'll bring you down just like any other scum.|
|Punisher:||I hear you, Fury. This one time, I'll leave the smart ones breathing. But only because it will lead to the punishment of more scum.|
A vigilante mob is about to attack a restaurant where they think Maggia goons are hiding out. Send Invisible Woman to stop them; S.H.I.E.L.D. can't be seen as allowing this kind of chaos.
|Tony Stark:||Sue, we need a Force Cage put around some overenthusiastic would-be vigilantes. They'll just get in the way and get hurt otherwise.|
|Agent Coulson:||Only for a few minutes, until they cool down. Then we promise you can get back to fighting the bad guys.|
|Invisible Woman:||Oh, the sacrifices I make.|
|Invisible Woman:||I'm letting them go. The police are here.|
|Agent Coulson:||Perfect. Exactly what we wanted. Thanks.|
Well, this doesn't happen every day. We've gotten a message from Sandman saying he wants to talk. Could be a trap. Send Daredevil to find out.
|Tony Stark:||Sandman has stayed out of all this Maggia infighting. Now he's sending us back-channel communications. What's going on? Matt, maybe you can meet up with him. Be careful.|
|Daredevil:||I'll let you know what I find out.|
|Daredevil:||Nothing concrete, but he made it clear he's not part of the HYDRA takeover, and doesn't want anything to do with it.|
|Tony Stark:||Is he just covering his ass? Why reach out to us like this?|
|Daredevil:||My guess is he's thinking about jumping the Maggia ship, and he wants to know if he'll have us as an island to swim to.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll monitor the situation. No promises.|
Some elements of the Maggia are getting desperate. They set off a bomb under a cargo crane. Get Colossus over there to hold it up until we can stabilize it.
|Tony Stark:||Piotr, you're on the West Side, right?|
|Tony Stark:||There's a crane about to collapse on a bunch of people stuck out on one of the piers, thanks to a Maggia bomb.|
|Colossus:||I won't let it fall.|
|Colossus:||The crane is stabilized.|
|Tony Stark:||Good. We've got a team on the way to assist with evacuations. You get back to chasing Maggia.|
|Nick Fury:||Try to keep Frank from killing too many people.|
Last time we tangled with the Maggia, we kept an eye on Fisk to make sure he kept his promise to stay out of the way. Seems like a good idea to do it again. Send someone to keep Fisk Tower under surveillance.
Every time we operate in Hell's Kitchen, it pays to keep an eye out for the Hand. Send someone out to do a sweep and report if there's any sign of Hand activity. If not, back to fighting the Maggia!
Black Cat and Spider-Man get together for a night out on the town. This evening's activities provided by the Maggia.
|Spider-Man:||We've got the spillover from this little gang war.
It's like a reunion. You, me, a bunch of armed goons...
|Black Cat:||So romantic!|
|Spider-Man:||I don't want to hurt your feelings, but did you remember to give the bad guys bad luck?|
|Black Cat:||Excuse me?|
|Spider-Man:||I mean, I felt pretty unlucky during the fight. And not before or after, so, you know...|
|Black Cat:||Well, Spidey, you can’t always get lucky.|
|Spider-Man:||Let's try it again. This time, remember: bad luck to bad guys. Not to me.|
|Spider-Man:||Ready? Rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to take the first shot.|
|Black Cat:||Not really my style...|
|Spider-Man:||Flip a coin?|
|Spider-Man:||Okay--wait a sec, that was too easy. You're not going to...|
|Black Cat:||It was your idea. You can't back out now.|
|Spider-Man:||Ah, geez. Nevermind. Let's just get fighting.|
|Black Cat:||We make a pretty good couple, Spidey.|
|Spider-Man:||Well, I'm a piece of cake to work with, so you've got it easy.|
|Black Cat:||So, what do you say... same time, tomorrow night? I should have the webbing out of my hair by then.|
|Spider-Man:||If you mean spending another half-hour, pounding the snot out of Maggia goons, then you're on.|
MiniBoss - Madam Masque
|Nick Fury:||Madame Masque. Not surprising she'd make a move. After all, the Maggia's her family business.|
|Agent Coulson:||Take her out. Maybe future Nefarias will become pharmacists or something.|
|My my my, Frank Castle. Scary death's-head shirt and all. To what do we owe this... honor?||Madame Masque:|
|Punisher:||I'm planning to retire all Nefarias. Starting with you.|
|Nefarias do not retire. It's a lifetime commitment. And I suppose that sets you up to make a macho joke about ending my life.||Madame Masque:|
|Punisher:||Now I don't have to.|
|As I said. Retirement is not on the horizon.||Madame Masque:|
|You're a superb killer, Mr. Castle. You would fit right in with my plans, if you didn't wear such a bothersome ethical straitjacket.||Madame Masque:|
|Punisher:||All right, Fury. I bagged up the trash. You come take it out.|
|Nick Fury:||Bagged up as in body bag?|
|Punisher:||No, she's still breathing. Just a figure of speech. I gave you my word, whether you deserve it or not.|
|Agent Coulson:||Sensing a lack of respect there, boss.|
|Nick Fury:||Frank Castle's attitude is a long way down the list of things I worry about, Coulson. But thanks for noticing on my behalf.|
MiniBoss - Jack O'Lantern
|Tony Stark:||Jack O'Lantern.|
|Nick Fury:||Jack O'Lantern?|
|He is pinning down a number of my more... mathematically inclined employees.||Kingpin:|
|Tony Stark:||Did you translate that, Agent? Jack O'Lantern is holding the Kingpin's bookies hostage.|
|Nick Fury:||Not a typical mission for you, but you should make sure Frank doesn't leave bits of pumpkin all over the place.|
|Uh oh. Didn't you already shoot me in the head a few years back?||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Punisher:||It didn't take. Guess I'll have to do it again.|
|Not a chance, you maniac. This time I'll see you coming. I mean, I do see you coming.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|I mean, I've been shot in the head a couple of times. They get hard to tell apart.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|I'm keeping my head. Maybe I'll take yours.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Punisher:||Shouldn't have cut you a break last time.|
|Punisher:||I kept him alive. Against my better judgement.|
|Tony Stark:||You don't have better judgment, Frank.|
|Punisher:||You're right. If I did I'd have put a bullet in you a long time ago. Now come get Jack Pumpkinhead before I stomp his seeds all over the floor.|
|Nick Fury:||Don't do it.|
Boss - Hammerhead
|Agent Coulson:||Hammerhead. Nobody told him there'd been a change in leadership.|
|Punisher:||He's about to find out.|
|Tony Stark:||Hey, Frank, I know you like to shoot people in the head, but--|
|Punisher:||I know, Stark. You're not the only one who can think around here.|
|Tony Stark:||What I mean is, keep him around. We can't interrogate people whose brains aren't inside their skulls anymore.|
|Punisher:||Fury says I should give you a chance to surrender.|
|Go to hell.||Hammerhead:|
|Hear that ricochet off my head? Cracks me up when people still go for head shots.||Hammerhead:|
|Let's go, ya mook. You can't take down the whole Maggia. You can't even take me out.||Hammerhead:|
|Punisher:||Hammerhead's down. Either you send someone to take him in or I peel the metal off his skull so I can shoot him once and for all.|
|Tony Stark:||The S.H.I.E.L.D. Express Raft Shuttle is en route, Frank. Don't do anything rash.|
Epic Boss - Sin
|Tony Stark:||Sin? As in the Red Skull's onliest daughter? She's the one behind this?
Daddy didn't leave her any room to move up inside HYDRA so she's reduced to becoming a crime lord.
|Your bourgeois side is showing, Stark.||Kingpin:|
|Tony Stark:||All my sides are bourgeois, Fisk. And I wouldn't have it any other way.|
|Agent Coulson:||None of us would, sir. It's your condescension and sense of entitlement that make you so charismatic.|
|Well said, Agent Coulson. Stark, you remove this problem and I will ensure that the Maggia steers clear of HYDRA.||Kingpin:|
|Vigilante idealist... or revenge-crazy serial killer with a pocketful of rationalizations?
What a case study you are, Castle.
|Punisher:||Psychology is stupid. You break laws, I shoot you. Cause and effect. Simple.|
|You're not executing street trash anymore, Castle.||Sin:|
|So much hate in you. It's a little bit sexy.||Sin:|
|Punisher:||Usually I punish people for their sins. Today I got to punish Sin.
That's what we call a good day.
|Nick Fury:||You didn't bring her down, though?|
|Punisher:||I put a bunch of slugs in her. She didn't go down. She just got the hell out.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, Castle went typically bonkers. Why don't we just hand out machine guns to the zoo animals?|
|Agent Coulson:||They don't have thumbs.|
|Tony Stark:||Coulson, every once in a while you make me laugh. It's really your only contribution around here.|
|Agent Coulson:||We all offer what we can, Mr. Stark.|
|Tony Stark:||On the bright side, the Kingpin is playing nice.|
|Agent Coulson:||My guess is he sees it as good business.|
|Tony Stark:||Now tell me how Incursions will make this all irrelevant.|
- ↑ The original text was changed on 2014-01-14. The following reflects the original text
I would have thought you more interested in human souls than mechanical constructs. Care to enlighten?
You are an absurd mongrel of man and circuit, made even more ridiculous by affectation. Your illusions are pitiful and you do not even possess your own nerves. Mephisto:
I've got plenty of nerve, whether my nerves are mine or not. This will perhaps shock you, but nothing about you frightens me.
Your accent gives me ideas for new tortures to inflict on the damned. Mephisto:
- ↑ This text was removed on 2014-01-24 with Playdom update.
You deranged bundle of affectations, trouble me no more! Mephisto:
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