| Sentinel of Liberty|
|Old Covert Tasks • Rewards|
|Agent Coulson:||We have an emergent situation.|
|Tony Stark:||Japan's favorite son, Sunfire, is here in the U.S. He's moving fast, and leaving a trail of fried Test Subjects behind him.|
|Nick Fury:||Track him down and find out what he thinks he's doing.|
|Agent Coulson:||Start by finding Test Subjects who might have survived an encounter with him.|
|Agent Coulson:||Boss, it looks like Shiro's going after particular groups of Test Subjects and leaving others alone.|
|Nick Fury:||And the reason for that would be...?|
|Nick Fury:||That's your next stop, then, Agent. Try to intercept him at an Incursion site.|
|Maria Hill:||Our mission parameters include countering Incursions in any case. See if you can cross paths with Sunfire at one of them.|
|Maria Hill:||He was here. We're getting closer.|
|Tony Stark:||Too many Incursions to keep track of. We lost Shiro again. Look around, Agent. There's got to be a clue here somewhere.|
|Tony Stark:||Aha. There we go. Now we're on the trail again.|
|Tony Stark:||At last he shows himself. Sunfire's tangling with the Grim Reaper's Maggia crew.
Take your team in and have a little sit-down with the Reaper himself. He's bound to know something.
|Maria Hill:||Start interview.|
|Cute euphemism.||Grim Reaper:|
|Maria Hill:||This doesn't have to be antagonistic, Reaper.|
|I'd say it's a little late for friendship, Agent Hill. Ask your questions so I can tell you I don't know.||Grim Reaper:|
|Maria Hill:||Except you do know. I'll keep this simple. Why has Sunfire targeted you?|
|Maria Hill:||And he just took your word for that?|
|He was already on a wild goose chase. I figured I'd give him another goose, and save myself a future problem.
He goes after Ultron, he's out of our hair. Plus, if he dies, we don't have to deal with him again.
|Maria Hill:||End interview.|
|Tony Stark:||Drop in and give these guys a hand against this group of Ultrons.
We need a new mass noun for Ultrons. Murder of crows, exaltation of larks... domination of Ultrons?
|Nick Fury:||Whatever. Scrap 'em and find out if Sunfire's been here already.|
|End... end... end-d-d-d... *BZZZZzzrrttt*||Ultron:|
|Wasp:||Good luck getting any useful data out of these.|
|Black Panther:||You never know. Ultron is a very careful harvester and collector of data. There may well be something here that tells us where Sunfire is headed next.|
|Hank Pym:||These Ultrons are a mess, but I've recovered some data impressions that might be useful.
Something Sunfire learned from Ultron sent him looking for demons. It's not clear what, but--
|Tony Stark:||Doesn't matter. That's the lead we're looking for. Agent, you're demon-hunting now.|
|Tony Stark:||This is not looking good. All of these demons are babbling about Mephisto.|
|Nick Fury:||Sunfire's after Mephisto? That's nuts. He can't take Mephisto alone.|
|Hank Pym:||He might not be trying to.|
|Tony Stark:||You're cute when you're being indirect, Pym, but how about you just say what you want to say?|
|Hank Pym:||That's the thing, I'm not sure yet. I'm still unscrambling the data from these Ultrons.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, while Hank puts that puzzle together, we better find Mephisto before Sunfire gets in way over his head.|
|Tony Stark:||We've found Mephisto... and just in time. Sunfire's already here.|
|Hank Pym:||This is worse than we thought.
From what I've gathered from the Ultron's data impressions, he's trying to find a lead to Apocalypse.
|Professor X:||Yes. I have made contact with his mind. He is desperate, and haunted because he was once a Horseman.|
|Angel:||That experience never leaves you. It can make you crazy for revenge if you let it. Believe me, I know.
A man could sell his soul to get that revenge.
|Professor X:||That, I fear, is exactly Shiro's intent.|
|Nick Fury:||Not on my watch. Agent, you will stop Sunfire from doing anything stupid here.
Then we'll deal with the news about Apocalypse.
|Sunfire:||I did not ask for your help!|
|Angel:||You needed it, though. Shiro, if you're joining the fight, welcome aboard. But we're not going to stand by and watch you turn yourself into Mephisto's pawn.|
|Sunfire:||My last hope of finding Apocalypse has vanished.|
|Tony Stark:||Finding him? Is he here?|
|Sunfire:||He is coming. I can sense it. Worthington, you can too, can't you?|
|Angel:||I felt something, yeah. I guess I didn't want to admit what it was. I wonder if all of us in the Horseman alumni club can feel it.|
|Tony Stark:||Why didn't you come to us first? You know Nick hates it when people go cowboy. Or ronin.|
|Sunfire:||It was not your problem. It was mine.|
|Tony Stark:||Apocalypse is enough of a problem for all of us. Shiro, work with us on this. We'll keep you from selling your soul, or wearing white after Labor Day.|
|Angel:||Plus we could use your help hunting Apocalypse, if he's about to start recruiting Horsemen again.|
|Sunfire:||I make no promises... but I thank you for keeping me in possession of my soul.|