Start Quest 11Edit
|Satana:||There, the Cryptessence is complete! Here you are, Agent, as promised. Take it...|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Agent, no! Do not touch the box!|
|Dr. Strange:||The puzzle box is a trap, Agent. Only those of demonic ancestry can safely handle it.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Open it, she-devil. Unless you wish to be consigned back to the flames... and Mephisto.|
|Satana:||Oh all right! Spoilsports. Take whatever stupid thing's inside, see if I care.|
Start Quest 12Edit
|Dr. Strange:||Hmm... the Scroll of Aknazsak was inside the box. Perhaps not as powerful as the Cryptessence, but far less dangerous.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Except for the Fourth Seal.|
|Dr. Strange:||Oh, by the Vishanti, yes! Agent, NEVER use the Fourth Seal of the Scroll of Aknazsak. Its power was not meant to be wielded by mortal hand.|
|Satana:||Except you totally should. Seriously, it's pretty sweet. Would I lie to you?|
|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.|
|Tony Stark:||Kang has vanished in a puff of tachyons, the Sentinels are scrap, Crimson Dynamo is on his way to the Raft yelling about suit malfunctions...|
|Nick Fury:||Par for the course.|
|Maria Hill:||We also found the remains of the Two-Gun Kid in an empty machine shop near South Basin.|
|Phoenix:||Sacrificing. That's what the Circle of 8 is doing. I am sure of it.|
|Nick Fury:||That's what we're thinking, too. But to what? Answers, people. They're not doing this just for fun.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||My belief is that the Circle of 8 seeks to appease these Incursions through sacrifice.|
|Agent Coulson:||I'm so glad you said that, Dr. Drumm. Nobody would have paid attention to me if I had, but I think you're right.|
|Nick Fury:||Find out.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Before we mount any kind of counterattack, allow me to consult the loas.
This will not take long.
|Doctor Voodoo:||Interesting. The spirits say these demons are feeding on the spreading fear.|
|Nick Fury:||We don't want them to get any stronger. Let’s get rid of the source, people.|
|Maria Hill:||All S.H.I.E.L.D. assets in the field, redeploy downtown to Greenwich Village!|
|Maria Hill:||Strange is closing the portals as fast as they open, but our magical resources are stretched thin. Luckily we've gotten a boost in that department.|
|Nick Fury:||Meet Jericho Drumm, better known as Dr. Voodoo. Maybe the only sorcerer alive in the same league of Dr. Strange.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Maybe. But we don't play exactly the same game, magically speaking.|
|Tony Stark:||That might be a good thing. I don't say this often, but I think Strange might need a hand here.|
Mini-Boss - BlackheartEdit
|Tony Stark:||Blackheart!? He and Mephisto were just at each other's throats.|
|Maria Hill:||As if we didn't know.|
|Tony Stark:||We've got enough problems on what my childhood geek friends would call the Prime Material Plane. No demons wanted.|
|Agent Coulson:||It's good to see you letting your geek flag fly, Mr. Stark.|
|Tony Stark:||Jericho, you're on.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Very well.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||You're feast is over, demon. Now you leave this world.|
|Better men that have you tried, Drumm. When I consume your soul, I will do it slowly... and take special pleasure in hearing you beg for release.||Blackheart:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I have never begged for a thing in my life. And if I die, you can be damn sure I won't start begging then.|
|Nick Fury:||What hell is going on in there?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I have forced Blackheart back into the Dark Dimension. How long he will remain there, I do not know.|
|Nick Fury:||Good enough for now. What's the status of the Mindless Ones?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||There are none left there. I do see the remains of Will-O-The-Wisp and Mister Doll. The Circle of 8 continue their killings.|
Boss - DormammuEdit
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu is besieging the very walls of Sanctum Sanctorum. Jericho, your presence is welcome.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Sorcerers have to stick together. Now's the time to bind some demons and shut some portals for good.|
|Nick Fury:||Jericho, the Circle of 8 cultists are calling your name. Seems they think this is a test to see if your fit to be one of the Worthy.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||It will be a cold day in hell when I allow the mob to tell me whether or not I'm worthy.|
|You seek to protect Strange, but who will protect you, Jericho Drumm.||Dormammu:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Ask yourself the same question, Faltine. What schemes does Mephisto hatch while you turn your attention to us?|
|The Dark Dimension is mine alone. He is a tool, and the tool that turns on its user is soon destroyed.
You I will not destroy. Not quickly. Fight, and when my appetite for the feast to come.
|Strange does not come to aid you?||Dormammu:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||He may. He may not. I do not fight you to prove Stephen Strange's friendship or his trust. You will not make me doubt.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I have forced Dormammu back through the portal in the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Strange, now is the time to close the portal! I cannot do that while I hold Dormammu back!
|Dr. Strange:||From the book of the Vishanti, I inscribe the sealing sigils on the portal. Begone, Dormammu, and never return.|
|Tony Stark:||If only.|
|Dr. Strange:||Every battle must be fought in the belief that is the last battle, Stark.|
|Tony Stark:||I'll settle for winning the battle today, Strange. Is he gone? Jericho?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||He is gone. The portal is shut.|
|Tony Stark:||Outstanding. Strange, you can come out of your house now.|
|Nick Fury:||Jericho. Strange. What just happened? What was this all about?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||This was a power play in the Demonic Realms. Dormammu is trying to control Mephisto, but the natural demons mistrust him because he is not one of them.|
|Dr. Strange:||At the same time, they are all striking at the arcane forces allied with S.H.I.E.L.D. This is why they tried to lure Ghost Rider out, and attacked Sanctum Sanctorum.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Even what they want the same thing, demons cannot resist fighting each other as well.|
|Agent Coulson:||That might be the only thing that's kept us alive this long.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||No, Agent Coulson. What has kept us alive this long is the one thing demons do not have. Belief.|
|Nick Fury:||Maybe. But along with belief, I'm going to make sure we have bullets.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||These White Gorillas are... not like what we have seen before. They carry an aura... they are ridden by a Ioa, but which one I do not yet know.|
|Black Panther:||We could see they were under some unnatural influence. Good to have your specialized knowledge on our side, Jericho.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I must work carefully to remove the spirit without harming this man.
Your spirit has been freed. Now go.
|Doctor Voodoo:||Baron Samedi, put on your top hat and let's step out together.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I believe I have freed these so-called White Gorillas of the spirits that rode them. But where those spirits went, that I do not know.|
|Nick Fury:||Does that mean that we're going to see them again?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Who can say? My experience is you can never count on having seen a spirit for the last time.|
|Maria Hill:||We've forced the Mindless Ones back...and the sextant is still with the Hood, who had the common sense to avoid getting between Baron Mordo and Dormammu.|
|Dr. Strange:||But at a terrible cost. Baron Mordo is dead. Dormammu turned the Mindless Ones on him.|
|Maria Hill:||You warned him, Strange. It's not your fault.|
|Dr. Strange:||My guilt is not yours to determine, Director Hill.
Perhaps he is not dead. I must admit the possibility. But if anything of him remains, why can I not detect that essence in the astral plane?
|Doctor Voodoo:||You put too much on yourself, Strange. Mordo wanted to play demons' games, and he suffered a demon's fate.|
I appreciate the consolation, Jericho. But I could have prevented Mordo's death had i held onto him. In that I failed.
|Maria Hill:||Strange, if you think Baron Mordo might have survived astrally, maybe you can search there. But we're still seeing demonic activity in the city, and that's our priority.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Go if you must, Strange. I will answer this new threat.|
|Maria Hill:||The Circle of 8 has provoked a war among demons. The real demony demons are going after Dormammu. They don't much care for what happened to Baron Mordo|
|Agent Coulson:||He was one of their favorite useful humans. Even without that issue, though, the demons don't like Dormammu. He's not one of them.|
|Maria Hill:||We need to keep peace in the streets of London while we stop Mephisto from escalating his vendetta into a full-blown war.|
|Union Jack:||Not just Mephisto. According to Dr. Voodoo, we'll be seeing Blackheart as well.|
|Tony Stark:||Wait a sec. Refresh my memory. Weren't those two trying to kill each other before? Like recently?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||No allegiance among demons lasts, and no blood feud either. If they see a chance to kill Dormammu and feast on the Dark Dimension, they will do so.
All the while planning to betray each other as well, of course.
|Tony Stark:||Sure, of course. So they're like politicians. Now I understand.|
Miniboss - BlackheartEdit
|Tony Stark:||Blackheart. So are we sure he and Mephisto are on the same team?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||No. It's worse than that.|
|Tony Stark:||I can tell I'm going to love this. Do tell.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Blackheart was allied with Baron Mordo. Now that Mordo is gone, Blackheart answers to no one. That prospect might even give Mephisto pause.|
|Tony Stark:||Let's get ready then, people. Think we can take him and Mephisto on together?|
|Agent Coulson:||It's worth considering. Get them in the same fight and they might take the opportunity to turn on each other.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Whichever we decide, we must act. The demonic forces are mustering, and London suffers for it.|
|Drumm. No need to hurry. I would have found you soon enough.||Blackheart:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||You may cross an ocean. You may cross dimensions. But you will not escape me.|
|I don't want to escape you. I want to consume you, Drumm, and the spirits that ride you.||Blackheart:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Ah, the truth. Like all demons you are a glutton for souls.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Mephisto must be next. We cannot waste time.|
|Union Jack:||Agreed. We've got enough trouble with the hordes of demonic minions|
|Agent Coulson:||We're working with MI-13 field teams to control that threat. Meanwhile, Dr. Voodoo is correct. We need to move against Mephisto quickly.|
|You're not feeding your loas enough candy and booze, Drumm.||Blackheart:|
Boss - MephistoEdit
|Doctor Voodoo:||I have detected the presence of Mephisto. He directs this demonic invasion.
Also, he has control over the Circle of 8 cultists attacking us.
|Tony Stark:||Shouldn't the Circle of 8 have control over Circle of 8 cultists?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||That is perhaps a question for Mephisto himself. I will relay it and tell you what he says.|
|I find this ancient city well-suited to ancient evils. Such as myself. You, Drumm, are but a sapling here.||Mephisto:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||The ancient powers of this place are not all on your side, Mephisto.
They laugh at you, whose devil's greed turns so quickly into envy of the Circle of 8. Were you not invited?
|Invited? The circle of 8 is my creation.||Mephisto:|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Ha! A devil's lie. Or perhaps you even believe it. But the Circle of 8 is older and greater than you.
And it will turn on you once I have sent you back to the hells where you belong.
|You may, this time. Or you may not. But you will soon learn that the Circle of 8 is wider...and deeper...than your arrogance permits you to understand.||Mephisto:|
|Dormammu cannot long stand against us all. Nor can you, Jericho Drumm.
Nor even, perhaps, Cul Borson himself.
|Tony Stark:||So Mephisto claims he created the Circle of 8. Show of hands if you believe him.|
|Union Jack:||Not me.|
|Agent Coulson:||Me neither.|
|Tony Stark:||That's what I thought. I think that old devil told us more than he meant to. He doesn't know what the Circle of 8 is really doing any more than we do.|
|Maria Hill:||That won't stop him from trying to use it for his own purposes.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||He's already doing that. There are demons following the Circle of 8 now, shadowing them in search of the last hammers of the Worthy.|
|Maria Hill:||If you see a stray demon, that's probably why. It goes without saying we can't have Mephisto in control of one of the Worthy, doesn't it?|
|Tony Stark:||It does.|
|Back to hell? No. As I once said to a writer of my acquaintance: Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.||Mephisto:|