High Threat Fight - Mindless OnesEdit
|Maria Hill:||Director Fury, we're detecting... wait... that can't be right.|
|Nick Fury:||What can't be right?|
|Dr. Strange:||Mindless Ones.|
|Nick Fury:||Dr. Strange? How did you get... never mind.|
|Dr. Strange:||This disturbance was strong enough to break me out of meditation in the Sanctum Sanctorum.|
|Nick Fury:||Is this related to Iso-8?|
|Dr. Strange:||Possibly. The only thing we know for certain is that there are more than cosmic forces at play here, Director Fury.|
|Nick Fury:||Why are there Mindless Ones in Hell's Kitchen, Strange?|
|Tony Stark:||Well, it is Hell's Kitchen.|
|Dr. Strange:||I am not certain. However, the presence of Mindless Ones means Dormammu must have a hand in this.|
|Nick Fury:||Understood. Agent, you're about to have your first encounter with extra-dimensional bad guys. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s beat ranges wide.|
|Nick Fury:||That's it for the Mindless Ones.|
|Dr. Strange:||Far from it, Director Fury. I am quite certain we'll be seeing them again.|
Mini-Boss - ExecutionerEdit
|Maria Hill:||Agent, Sif sent the Executioner back to Asgard, but he didn't stay there.
He's rallying the Jotun around the Cathedral, and Dr. Strange is reporting... well, I'll let him tell it.
|Dr. Strange:||I sense arcane emanations from within the cathedral.|
|Nick Fury:||I'm not especially God-fearing, but pagan magic in St. Patrick's doesn't square with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission. Get in there.|
|Sorcerer, you're too late. The ritual is already advanced.||Executioner:|
|Dr. Strange:||But not complete, else you would already have gone.|
|I will leave once your body lies cooling at my feet.||Executioner:|
|Dr. Strange:||Nick, I have dispatched the Executioner. But we must get into the cathedral itself without delay.|
|Maria Hill:||What's happening in there?|
|Dr. Strange:||I will not know until I can get closer. But I sense an enormous power beginning to unfold...|
Boss - EnchantressEdit
|You interrupt a ritual far beyond your power to complete.||Enchantress:|
|Dr. Strange:||Very little is beyond my power, Enchantress. As you are about to discover.
By the Deathless Vishanti, I expel you from this place!
|You dare confront me again?||Enchantress:|
|Dr. Strange:||And yet again, and yet again. You will not complete this abomination you have begun.
By the Eye of Agamotto, you will yield!
|Dr. Strange:||The cathedral is purged of the Enchantress and her dark magics.|
|Tony Stark:||She didn't complete it?|
|Dr. Strange:||She achieved something. I know not what. But the ritual she spoke of collapsed when the Agent and I entered.|
|Tony Stark:||I'll call that a win. See if you can figure out what she was up to.|
Boss - Madame MasqueEdit
|Tony Stark:||Sue, did she use some kind of... ?|
|Invisible Woman:||She did. For just a second, there was a portal. She wrapped it around herself and then she was gone.|
|Tony Stark:||We're not going to sweat it. The mission here was to break up the magic Iso-8 bazaar, and we've done that.|
|Maria Hill:||Get these artifacts to the Helicarrier. If Madame Masque is using magic, that's a new wrinkle.|
|Dr. Strange:||It may be much more than just a wrinkle, Maria. Something powerful is stirring in other dimensions...|
|Nick Fury:||Mixed bag here, Agent. Bullseye and Elektra both cuffed and stuffed? That's good. I like it.
But Strange is telling us... well, I'll let you hear it from him.
|Nick Fury:||So we can look forward to interdimensional bad guys popping up all over New York.|
|Dr. Strange:||That's how it looks.|
|Nick Fury:||Not the news I was hoping for, Strange. You got anything better?|
|Dr. Strange:||Trust me, Nick. It would have been far worse had she been allowed to finish what she started today.|
|Tony Stark:||Dr. Strange needs to travel to New Orleans to consult with Jericho Drumm. He's in the files as Brother Voodoo.
And he is one of the few people on Earth who knows as much as Strange about the occult.
|Dr. Strange:||He has disturbing news about the material I sent him recently and he will only speak of it face to face.|
|Tony Stark:||Whatever you believe about magic, if Dr. Strange thinks he's onto something, he's usually right.|
|Dr. Strange:||Jericho believes that Dormammu is very close to breaking through into our world.
After what he showed me, I believe it too.
|Tony Stark:||Dormammu? He's supposed to be a demon, right?|
|Dr. Strange:||He is a demon. An extraordinarily dangerous one. We must prepare.|
|Tony Stark:||Jotun weren't bad enough? Now Greenwich Village is under attack from... I don't know what the hell they are.
I'm going to let Dr. Strange give you the details.
|Tony Stark:||Nick and Maria are still out there somewhere, too.
Get these portals locked down so we can get back to finding them.
Mini-Boss - NitroEdit
|Tony Stark:||Magic isn't Nitro's field, Strange. What's he doing here?|
|Dr. Strange:||One imagines that the Hood made him an offer he couldn't refuse.|
|Tony Stark:||Our giant one-eyed monsters are apparently being shepherded by Nitro. Sending you his location.|
|These Mindless Ones are almost as good at blowing stuff up as I am.||Nitro:|
|Dr. Strange:||By the moons of Munnopor, they know no better. You should!|
|Oh, I do. I like it. And I'll do it again.||Nitro:|
|Dr. Strange:||Any child can delight in an explosion.
Only wisdom controls the fire.
|Dr. Strange:||Nitro is imprisoned by the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak. We move on.
I am closing the portals as fast as I can, but I fear I will not be fast enough.
|Tony Stark:||You and me both, Strange. You and me both.|
Mini-Boss - VultureEdit
|Tony Stark:||Vulture's in the area too, Agent. We spotted him landing on a rooftop near the Sanctum Sanctorum.|
|Dr. Strange:||Like Nitro, he is not ordinarily interested in occult powers.|
|Tony Stark:||The Hood must be persuasive.|
|Dr. Strange:||It is possible that properties of Iso-8 make it useful in matters both scientific and arcane.|
|Tony Stark:||Osborn and Doom both seem to think so.|
|Dr. Strange:||If so, it is all the more important that it be controlled only by the most righteous among us.|
|Tony Stark:||Never thought of myself as righteous... just right.|
|Dr. Strange. A visitor approaches. He's very keen to rekindle your acquaintance.||Vulture:|
|Dr. Strange:||Vulture, you meddle in affairs that are beyond you.|
|When the Hood pays me off, I'll have enough Iso-8 that nothing will ever be beyond me again.||Vulture:|
|Dr. Strange:||And if Dormammu annihilates this dimension, what will you do with it?|
|Ooh, the magic show's about to start. I can't wait!||Vulture:|
|Dr. Strange:||Who mocks the mystic arts only proves himself the greater fool. Now watch.|
|Dr. Strange:||I have defeated the Vulture. Convey him to the Raft. I must continue closing the portals.|
Boss - DormammuEdit
|Dr. Strange:||I have not closed the portals quickly enough.
Dormammu is loosed into this world!
|Tony Stark:||Agent, I know you're still new around here, but if you don't stop Dormammu, none of us will be around to worry about Iso-8.|
|All your efforts have failed, Strange.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||I have not yet tested the limits of my powers, demon.|
|You may yet... but it will avail you nothing. Death awaits you at my hands.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||By the Eye of Agamotto, you shall not prevail!|
|Dr. Strange:||You will leave my home, and leave this world.|
|This world is my home now, Strange. And its people will be my slaves.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||By the Book of the Vishanti, I deny you!|
|Dr. Strange:||The final portal is closed... Dormammu is banished to the Dark Dimension again.
For now. Agent, your aid was decisive. When S.H.I.E.L.D. made their bet on you, they chose more wisely than they knew.
|Tony Stark:||Status update. Nick and Maria are still missing. We have every available asset on the hunt.
But we've got other problems too. AIM is in the streets around the main branch of the library. Dr. Strange... well, I'll let him tell you himself.
|Dr. Strange:||More dark portals are opening around the city. There is one inside the library itself, I believe.
The Vishanti only know what might come through it.
|Tony Stark:||We'll know soon enough when we get some boots on the ground.|
Mini-Boss - M.O.D.O.KEdit
|Tony Stark:||My favorite giant cybernetic head. M.O.D.O.K.. AIM must be moving on from tech research to the occult. Never a good sign.|
|Hulk:||With me on your side, you're worrying about M.O.D.O.K.?|
|Tony Stark:||We talked about this, Hulk. You don't go into combat without a S.H.I.E.L.D. team.|
|Tony Stark:||I don't know what's got AIM interested in magic now. Any thoughts, Strange?|
|Dr. Strange:||Most scientists eventually understand that beyond the frontiers of science lies a deeper knowledge.|
|Hulk:||Do they, now. I'll be sure to tell M.O.D.O.K..|
|Hulk:||One thing the Doomsday Chair does now: fly a lot faster.
Never seen M.O.D.O.K get away so fast.
|Tony Stark:||We're tracking him from the satellite... oh. We were. He just jammed his signature.
Doesn't matter. We'll worry about him later. Right now we need to get at whatever's happening in the library.
|Dr. Strange:||Right now might not be soon enough.|
|Hulk:||Do it yourself if you're just going to complain.|
|Tony Stark:||So let me get this straight--one second there's a portal, then nothing, and we have AIM working with Sentinels?|
|Hulk:||That's what I saw.
While I was recycling those Sentinels, I spotted at least two AIM Agents near the portal. They had some tech with them. Appeared to be extracting data, or something, from the portal itself before it collapsed.
|Tony Stark:||Sentinels makes sense, AIM's tried that before.
But what's going on with this supernatural whack-a-mole we're playing with dark energy, Strange?
|Dr. Strange:||The Vishanti are uneasy. There is a greater purpose behind this. What, I have not yet discovered.|
|Tony Stark:||My bet's on zombies. I love this job.|
Epic Boss - The HoodEdit
|Tony Stark:||Whoa, whoa. Before you hit the library, a heads-up from Dr. Strange|
|Dr. Strange:||The Hood is within. He is controlling whatever process the portals are designed to begin.|
|Maria Hill:||Portals are opening up again. Dr. Strange says they lead from the Dark Dimension.|
|Tony Stark:||The whole area around St. Patrick's Cathedral is lousy with Mindless Ones.|
|Maria Hill:||Dormammu is pushing hard, and using the sacred energy of the cathedral to fuel the portals.|
|Dr. Strange:||Agent, I will require your assistance to fight the Mindless Ones while I close the portals.
If we are fortunate, we will cut off Dormammu's way into this world.
|Nick Fury:||Hell with fortunate. We just need to be tougher than the other guy.|
Mini-Boss - Mindless OnesEdit
|Tony Stark:||Some of the Mindless Ones are supercharged.|
|Dr. Strange:||A coarse formulation, but accurate. We will destroy them nevertheless.|
|Tony Stark:||I was just about to suggest that.|
|Dr. Strange:||May the Vishanti and the Octessence be with us.|
|Dr. Strange:||Return whence you came, or face the might of the Eye of Agamotto!|
|Dr. Strange:||By Oshtur and the Wand of Watoomb!|
|Dr. Strange:||These are powerful. We must strike at them again before they grow even stronger.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Mindless Ones are destroyed. Yet I fear that we are not closing the portals fast enough.|
|Nick Fury:||Then close them faster, Strange.|
|Dr. Strange:||You are flippant about powers beyond your understanding, Nick.|
|Nick Fury:||Flippant, hell. I'm talking about what needs to be done. Now do it.|
Boss - DormammuEdit
|Dr. Strange:||Dread Dormammu is in this world. I sense his presence.
We have not closed the portals quickly enough. Now we must meet him face to face. Prepare, Agent. This will be a stern test.
|Ah, Strange. You come so willingly to your doom.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||I will fight you with the last atom of my powers, and see you returned to the hell whence you came.|
|By the Oculus Ourobouros, I dispel you from this world!||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||By the Vishanti, you are not victorious yet!|
|Fool! Your defeat was ordained when you chose me as an enemy.||Dormammu:|
|Tony Stark:||You had me worried there for a minute, Strange.|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu grows ever more powerful. Whoever is meddling with the portals has unleashed forces they cannot comprehend.|
|Tony Stark:||And here I thought we should be happy to be rid of Dormammu.|
|Dr. Strange:||We should. But we have only won a battle. The outcome of the war is far from certain.|
|Dr. Strange:||Director Fury. I fear that Doom has begun to reach out to the darker powers.
He is using New York's underworld as intermediaries.
|Nick Fury:||Is he trying to add Dormammu to the Syndicate? Even Doom can't be that crazy.|
|Dr. Strange:||Perhaps he can.|
|Tony Stark:||You've seen the Hood? He's been Dormammu's favorite errand boy lately.|
|Dr. Strange:||Hammerhead, Jack O' Lantern, and Madame Masque are all active. They do nothing without the Hood's approval.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll see. After the way HYDRA started to blow up, maybe our criminal masterminds will do the same|
Mini-Boss - The HoodEdit
|Strange, how do you like the way Iso-8 brews itself into the arcane?||The Hood:|
|Dr. Strange:||I mistrust it. But you never did stop to think twice about anything, Hood.
That is why you are Dormammu's mortal stooge and I am Strange.
|It's a world for the brash now, Strange. For people who take risks. You were too timid. That's why you lost.||The Hood:|
|Dr. Strange:||Lost? You presume a bit too much, Hood.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Hood has become a victim of his own ambitions. And delusions.|
|Tony Stark:||Does that mean you have him in custody?|
|Dr. Strange:||Yes. He is bound by arcane power that he will not be able to break.|
|Tony Stark:||What do we do with him?|
|Nick Fury:||Long-term? That's a problem for later. For right now, as long as those bonds hold, get him to the Raft.|
Boss - DormammuEdit
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu, are you here as a provocateur or a partner to Doom?|
|I answer to no mortal, Strange.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||You will answer to the powers of the Vishanti, demon.|
|Strange, you meddle in plans beyond the scope of human life.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||That I do. Such has been my gift.|
|My gift to you will be endless night and eternal pain.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu is vanquished... but as before, I do not know for how long.|
|Tony Stark:||For now is good enough for now.|
|Nick Fury:||Wrap up the rest of the underworld goons. The longer we screw around with distractions, the more time we give Doom.|
Mini-Boss - Baron ZemoEdit
|Dr. Strange:||You are a fool, Zemo. Those who barter with Dormammu put their immortal souls in peril.|
|If my soul is the price for the domination of HYDRA, so be it!||Baron Zemo:|
Mini-Boss - DormammuEdit
|Dr. Strange:||I will cast you out as many times as need be, demon!|
|Worry not, Strange. In death, you will find rest.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Once again, Dormammu is confined to his own dimension.|
|Tony Stark:||You'd think the guy would take a hint and stay there.|
|Tony Stark:||The aether is humming with mystical communications.|
|Dr. Strange:||You mean to be sardonic, Stark, but you are accidentally truthful. I must meet Drumm and find out what he has to say.|
|Tony Stark:||We'll be looking forward to the details when you get back.|
|Dr. Strange:||Jericho has heard some unsettling things from the spirits with whom he communes. An arcane plot of some sort is brewing in London...|
|Tony Stark:||We'll worry about it later. Today we take care of Test Subjects.|
|Dr. Strange:||I will worry about it now, Stark. You would do well to multi-task in this instance.|
|Tony Stark:||Okay, Team Excalibur is mopping up the last of the Hellfire Club assets in London. We're headed back to New York to deal with A.I.M..|
|Nick Fury:||They infiltrated a commando force into the Sanctum Sanctorum. Strange, how about you tell the rest.|
|Dr. Strange:||Eliminating the invaders was a matter of little exertion. More ominous is M.O.D.O.K.'s interest in occult wisdom. He sent his ill-fated invaders to recover specific ancient manuscripts referring to cuneiform tablets I do not possess.|
|Nick Fury:||A.I.M. forces are also massing around the Museum of Natural History, which does possess those tablets. M.O.D.O.K. must have been researching in London.|
|Dr. Strange:||I must repair the damage done to the Sanctum Sanctorum, and seal the breach M.O.D.O.K. found in its defenses.|
|Tony Stark:||While he's doing that, we're going to guard the museum and analyze the tablets to find out what A.I.M. is after.|
|Agent Coulson:||There's something off-kilter about A.I.M. mustering up this kind of magical muscle. Technocrats shouldn't embrace the occult.|
|Nick Fury:||This offends you?|
|Agent Coulson:||I'm a traditionalist in some ways. A.I.M.'s overstepped its bounds here. They need to know that.|
|Dr. Strange:||This appears to bear some relation to occult runic languages known only to ancient Nordic sorcerers.
But I say that judging only from the sounds. There are no identifiable words in any of this.
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu, by Oshtur and all the Vishanti, I forbid you to remain in this world!|
|I take what worlds I wish, Strange. When I have done away with this one and all of its souls are husks, only then will I move on.||Dormammu:|
|Strange, the demonic realms rise as one against you. You cannot hope to prevail.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||I need no hope, demon. What need has a man of hope when he is stronger than his enemies?|
|Ah, your bravado will taste sweet when I drink it out of your soul.||Dormammu:|
|I stand victorious, Strange.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Not... yet.|
|Would you perish now, or later? Answer carefully.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||I will not perish at your foul hands, demon. By the Eye of Agamotto, I will not! You have destroyed many souls, but you will not have mine!|
|Not yet, perhaps... not yet. But do you dare to chance it one more time?||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu is banished, but he will return again. The portals between worlds are more easily opened now.
The fabric of the universe strains. We must act before it tears itself to pieces.
|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.
Mini-Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|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:||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?|
|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.|
|Nick Fury:||Strange, we'd like you to take a look at some of this stuff and see if it connects with any lore you're familiar with.|
|Dr. Strange:||I shall. All occult traditions flow from very few sources.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Egyptian materials are precisely what you would expect. The others... these are quite remarkable.
They seem Norse, but I have never encountered anything like them.
Mini-Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Moon Knight:||That's exactly what he's doing. I can feel the power of the ward diminishing.|
|Tony Stark:||Now maybe you and your Khonshu-Fu can help express our disapproval of the situation.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, this is a new wrinkle.
The Green Goblin making a play for the Hellfire Club? Makes sense if you're a power-hungry loon.
|Maria Hill:||Or he could be retaliating. The Hellfire Club could be after the Green Goblin's Iso-8 formula. He might just be protecting his interests.|
|Agent Coulson:||Could be. We need to know more.|
|Maria Hill:||Yes. We also need to get back to New York. Strange is reporting a demonic assault on the Sanctum Sanctorum.|
|Agent Coulson:||There hasn't been a meteor impact in the area. I mean a hammer impact. That's what those are, right?|
|Dr. Strange:||No, it is a different enemy we face now. You must defend the portals opening in the Bronx first. I will hold the Sanctum Sanctorum for now.|
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.|
|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.|
|Maria Hill:||Grim Reaper and the Absorbing Man have struck some kind of deal with the Hand.|
|Agent Coulson:||We've observed Hand ninjas cooperating with Maggia elements, but the Kingpin says he doesn't know anything about it.|
|Maria Hill:||For a change, I believe him. He's no friend of the Hand. But the Hand might know about the sextant Mysterio stole, and be trying to get it for themselves.|
|Agent Coulson:||Grim Reaper's leadership is why we're bringing Wonder Man in. He knows his brother better than anyone.|
|Wonder Man:||I'm not sure that's always true, but I'll help however I can. Why are the Hand here?|
|Tony Stark:||What does he have to offer them in return?|
|Agent Coulson:||A breakaway Maggia faction, right? The Kingpin doesn't seem to be entirely in control.|
|Tony Stark:||Does the Kingpin know this? He seems to have the impression that he's the captain of the Maggia ship.|
|Agent Coulson:||The Circle of 8 have also sacrificed two more people in the Presidio. Preliminary results suggest they're Zaran and Wildside.|
|Tony Stark:||Simon, you go looking for your brother and we'll see what the Hand and the Maggia do. We'll follow up on the Circle of 8.|
|Wonder Man:||Let's get busy.|
|Maria Hill:||Dr. Strange has gone to London. We're right behind him. There's some kind of demonic outbreak there, which may or may not be related to Hela's army appearing in the Savage Lands.|
|Tony Stark:||I don't think it's related. These are Mindless Ones.|
|Maria Hill:||But the Circle of 8 is active here as well. Either they're in league with the demons or they're all working in parallel. Either way, it connects back to the Worthy.|
|Tony Stark:||Let's let Strange figure that part of it out. When it comes to things demonic, he's the authority.|
|Dr. Strange:||How Cooperative of you to admit that.|
|Tony Stark:||Strange! Jeez, you know astral projections scare people.|
|Dr. Strange:||If you have a better method for existing in two places simultaneously, Stark, I'm listening.|
|Dr. Strange:||When you are in London, I will meet you. Dormammu is surely behind this, but the Faltine has yet to show himself.|
|Tony Stark:||First he tries to get the sextant, now he's springing Mindless Ones on London...Where it just so happens Sebastian Shaw is too. Anyone see a connection there?|
|Maria Hill:||We're here, Strange. Where are you?|
|Dr. Strange:||I will meet with you soon.|
MiniBoss - Mindless OnesEdit
|Dr. Strange:||These Mindless Ones are not ordinary. Someone is enhancing their strength...and the sorcery I detect is not all Dormammu's.|
|Agent Coulson:||Whose is it?|
|Tony Stark:||I have a guess. Mordo! Do i get a prize?|
|Dr. Strange:||There is no prize for irritating one's colleagues.|
|Tony Stark:||You just fight the Mindless Ones and quit complaining.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Flames of the Faltine burn with uncanny intensity here...|
|Dr. Strange:||I have imprisoned the Mindless Ones in a pocket dimension Dormammu created himself created.|
|Dr. Strange:||You are permitted to savor he irony, Stark. I certainly intend to.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, golly, if I have your permission then I'm going to do some serious savoring.|
|Dr. Strange:||As long as you know that shadenfreude is one of the surest way to create your own little pocket in Hell.|
|Tony Stark:||Dammit, Strang. Is that a joke? I can never tell with you.|
Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Tony Stark:||Karl Amadeus Mordo. Dormammu's favorite human stooge puts in another appearance|
|Agent Coulson:||He has himself an army of Mindless Ones. Dormammu isn't known for his sharing impulses, is he?|
|Dr. Strange:||Not at all. If Dormammu has permitted this, he is setting a trap. Mordo has been known ro divide his loyalties, and Dormammu will not tolerate that.|
|Tony Stark:||I'll bet you my favorite car that Dormammu is eliminating rivals so he can take over the Circle of 8. He wants one of the Worthy's hammers.|
|Dr. Strange:||Which car is your favorite?|
|Dr. Strange:||I'll let you know if i lose the bet.|
|Strange, you rally too late. I have remade these Mindless Ones, and even you will not be able to oppose them.||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu is generous to you. What do your other allies in the demonic realms think? Will they stand by as you build the Faltine's strangth?|
|You saw this in the Savage Land, Strange. This world's days may be numbered. Those who can seize its spoils are acting on their opportunity.||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||Perhaps--but are they not also seizing the opportunity to settle old scores? You should watch your back. No demon's promise is ever kept.|
|How solicitous of you. I had no idea you worries so much about my safety.||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo, you imperil your soul. Are you fool enough to believe Dormammu has given you this gift while expecting nothing in return?|
|You need not school me in Dormammu's wiles, Strange. Better you should have a care for your own soul and essence!||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo has withdrawn. He is wounded and his Mindless Ones are difficult to control.
If he does not release them, they will turn on him. And that, I suspect, is Dormammu's intent.
|Tony Stark:||I don't see the problem.|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo is my enemy, Stark, but i would not have his soul fed to Dormammu. Perhaps you have calibrated your ethics differently.|
|The dark principalities have found you lacking, Strange. I confess myself disappointed.||Baron Mordo:|
Epic Boss - DormammuEdit
|Mordo, your methods have strengthened the Mindless Ones...perhaps a little too much?||Dormammu:|
|Too much for you, perhaps. The Dark Dimension will cast you out, Dormammu, and I will rule there!||Baron Mordo:|
|Did you think I would not anticipate this? Mordo, you have been useful to me. These Mindless Ones have performed well. Now we will test them against their creator.||Dormammu:|
|Destroy Dormammu, my Mindless Ones! You answer only to me.||Baron Mordo:|
|They do not heed your command, Mordo. But they will heed mine...||Dormammu:|
|Dormammu, you--back, demons! Away! Nooo--!||Baron Mordo:|
|Hahahaha! Now, Mindless Ones...You are mind to command, and Strange will suffer the tortures of his conscience.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo is gone. The Mindless Ones have destroyed him utterly...|
|Tony Stark:||You'll pardon me if i don't shed a tear.|
|Dr. Strange:||If I had stopped him before he returne to Dormammu, he would still be drawing breath, Stark. No death is to be taken lightly.|
|Tony Stark:||It's not your problem, Strange.|
|You could not save Baron Mordo. The despair of failure gives your astral form a certain piquance.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo was fool enough to be duped by your false promises. I regret his death because we were bound by our common humanity--and because I did not do enough to destroy you.
That, at least, is an error I can begin to correct now!
|You may strive, Strange, but I will usurp first the other demonic realms, and then--with the instrument you vainly pursue--the powers of the Circle of 8.
The next hammer of the Worthy will be mine to wield!
|Despair Creeps into your mind again...and this time, not for Baron Mordo but for yourself!||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||By the Vishanti, no!|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu is pent up once more in the Dark Dimension...but this was no victory. His horde of Mindless Ones will grow in strength, and he is rid of Baron Mordo.|
|Agent Coulson:||The other demons who needed Baron Mordo aren't going to like this.|
|Tony Stark:||You got that right. They already don't like Dormammu, and this is going to be war.|
|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.|
Special Operations - Avengers Vs X-Men: Mission 1 - Utopia (Avengers Side)Edit
|Dr. Strange:||I will reach out and see if she is open to speaking.|
|Tony Stark:||How'd it go?|
|Dr. Strange:||She acknowledged my presence but made no move either conciliatory or hostile.|
|Tony Stark:||Ah well. Worth a try.|
|Maria Hill:||Dr. Strange has offered his assistance in tracing the origins of these demons.|
|Tony Stark:||We'd be stupid to turn him down. Much appreciated, Strange.|
|Dr. Strange:||The beings of the infernal realms are a specialty of mine.|
|Dr. Strange:||The news is not good. All of the demonic districts are contributing to this effort.
And I fear they are reaching out to other entities as well. I heard the name Dormammu.
|Maria Hill:||We haven't seen him, or any Mindless Ones.|
|Dr. Strange:||Not yet. For now, Mephisto and his lieutenants are a likelier threat.|
|Maria Hill:||Things are getting demonic in Greenwich Village.|
|Tony Stark:||What else is new?|
|Nick Fury:||Stark, do me two favors. Avoid the most obvious jokes and get assets into the field to handle these demonic portals.|
|Maria Hill:||Dr. Strange has been kind enough to map out some of the portals for us so we know where to start.|
|Dr. Strange:||This is my place. These are my people. Dormammu's provocations must not be tolerated.|
|Tony Stark:||What makes you think Dormammu's involved?|
|Dr. Strange:||I do not think it, Stark. I know it. Soon you will too.|
Mini-Boss - Mindless One(s)Edit
|Tony Stark:||Mindless Ones?|
|Nick Fury:||Yep. Demons aren't bad enough, we have to have different kinds of demons.
From different planes.
|Tony Stark:||And let us not forget: with different masters.
So you think Dormammu's around again.
|Ghost Rider:||He is. But as Director Fury was about to say, perhaps we should address the immediate threat first.|
|Nick Fury:||What he said. Hit the Mindless Ones until they're bodiless too.|
|Dr. Strange:||Demons, you have no place in this dimension.|
|Dr. Strange:||By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, prepare to learn what it means to be destroyed!|
|Dr. Strange:||These Mindless Ones are only a vanguard. More will be coming, and soon.|
|Nick Fury:||Then you better get your feet back on the ground and take care of these first.|
|Tony Stark:||Are we sure that Satana or the Hood don't have control over Mindless Ones?|
|Dr. Strange:||The Hood does, or has. But these new demons are from our own infernal dimensions, not Dormammu's.|
|Maria Hill:||But the Hood has talked about Dormammu.|
|Ghost Rider:||Yeah, he has.|
|Nick Fury:||So who's in charge here?|
|Ghost Rider:||That's the thing with demons. They all think they're in charge.|
Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Tony Stark:||Strange, you look a little singed around the edges. Where you been?|
|Dr. Strange:||I thought it would be Dormammu himself. But instead it is Baron Mordo overseeing these infernal legions.|
|Maria Hill:||The same Baron Mordo who tried to kill Mockingbird?|
|Tony Stark:||How many Baron Mordos -- or Barons Mordo -- can there be?|
|Nick Fury:||Let's make it one less. But we're going to have to head through one of those portals to do it.|
|Ghost Rider:||Don't worry, Agent. You don't notice the smell after a while.|
|Dr. Strange:||I claim this battle. You will not survive a trip to these dimensions without my protection.|
|Welcome to one of the worlds below, Stephen Strange. You know, of course, that you have only come here to die.||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||The boasting of inferior mystics never ceases to be tiresome.|
|And have you brought a friend? Ah. Ghost Rider. You know there are still those who would welcome you... down below.||Baron Mordo:|
|Ghost Rider:||I'll take this one, Strange. Mordo needs the kind of attitude adjustment you get from a chain.|
|Dr. Strange:||You may watch, John Blaze. But this fight belongs to the Sorcerer Supreme!|
Epic Boss - DormammuEdit
|Tony Stark:||There's Dormammu's fiery-headed self.|
|Ghost Rider:||Watch it.|
|Tony Stark:||Touchy. He's got a fiery head. Can I not refer to it?|
|Ghost Rider:||I'm saying that when you point it out in this context, you create a hostile work environment for everyone who might have a flaming head.|
|Dr. Strange:||While you draft your lawsuit, perhaps I will confront this demonic peril.|
|Ghost Rider:||Be my guest.|
|Strange, I had hoped to claim a different soul today. But yours will do.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Mine would be the greater prize, could you win it. Alas, you cannot.|
|When arrogance becomes fear, Strange, that is one of the finest sauces to drizzle over a human soul.||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||You think yourself the bringer of chaos, Dormammu, but in the end you are just another of its servants.
It will destroy you... or would if I had not the power to destroy you first.
|Maria Hill:||He's back. Dr. Strange, report, please.|
|Dr. Strange:||As you can see, the portal is closed. Dormammu remains in the Dark Dimension.|
|Tony Stark:||Did you get a chance to chat about his new friend Baron Mordo?|
|Dr. Strange:||Our conversation was limited, Stark. It was not a social call.
His minions included the demons we previously saw with Baron Mordo. Conclusions are not difficult to draw.
|Tony Stark:||Greenwich Village is officially demon-free... for now.|
|Maria Hill:||Dr. Strange, have you had any other incursions into the Sanctum Sanctorum?|
|Dr. Strange:||It is secure. The rest of the city, I fear, is not.|
|Nick Fury:||He speaks the truth, people. First the demons ran amok in the library, then they went after Strange... they're hungry.|
|Tony Stark:||Hungry enough to eat in Hell's Kitchen? Because a whole lot of portals just opened up there.|
|Tony Stark:||Strange, turns out you didn't do us any favors by dispelling Dormammu's gang.
Know why? Because Mephisto himself has picked up Satana and Baron Mordo.
|Ghost Rider:||You're like a demonic employment agency. Anyone who fights you gets a job with some lesser lord of Hell.|
|Dr. Strange:||Joke if you must, O man named Johnny Blaze with a flaming skull head.|
|Ghost Rider:||You making fun of--?|
|Tony Stark:||Pointing out irony. Not the same as making fun. But Strange, snark is my department. From you, we need a briefing.|
|Dr. Strange:||There are demons on the doorstep. Mephisto stirs. The threat of Dormammu lingers. Anything else?|
|Tony Stark:||Well, if you put it like that, yeah. Fix things. Make it all go away.
I know this is Hell's Kitchen, but it's not serving this kind of demonic riffraff.
Research - Infernal FangEdit
|Dr. Strange:||There is power in the leavings of the dark hordes. We should research these Infernal Fangs to see if they can be used for our cause.|
Research - Infernal Blade to SoulfinderEdit
|Dr. Strange:||By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! The blade quivers with power... and hunger. I sense it asks for much in return for its puissance.
I beg you, Agent, use this weapon carefully. May the Vishanti watch over you!
|Tony Stark:||Back in Christ's Crown, there are apparently strange doings.|
|Dr. Strange:||The resurrection of Blackheart may have caused a spiritual resonance at his original birthplace. We should investigate.|
|Tony Stark:||In case you were wondering about the quality of the opposition, someone within the Black Order beguiled Dr. Strange into conjuring a bunch of demons.|
|Agent Coulson:||That's not easy to do. And it won't be easy to put right.|
|Tony Stark:||While we're still trying to find Thane, we need to clear up this demon problem.|
|Dr. Strange:||I will of course lend my entire strength to the effort.|
|Maria Hill:||We also need to keep the Black Order off-balance while we get our bearings and figure out what Thanos is after.|
|Tony Stark:||Or, you know, kill them. Either is fine.|
Mini-Boss - The HoodEdit
|Dr. Strange:||I have trapped and dispelled those demons Black Bolt could not. He is moving. Where is Thane?|
|Maria Hill:||He hasn't told us. The fewer people who know, the less of a chance the Black Order has of finding out before we can take them out.|
|Tony Stark:||If we can take them out.|
|Nick Fury:||No. When. There is no if. Get your billionaire-playboy swagger back, Stark. We need it.|
|Tony Stark:||Aye aye, sir. Swaggering, sir.|
Mini-Boss -Baron MordoEdit
|Tony Stark:||Zoiks. Baron Mordo.|
|Nick Fury:||Black Bolt is going after him, Strange. You concentrate on bottling up the demons.|
|Dr. Strange:||Very well. And Stark? Not a word out of you, unless you'd care to have your own previous errors rehashed.|
|Tony Stark:||I rehash them all the time myself, Strange. Go ahead if it makes you feel better.|
Epic Boss - DormammuEdit
|Maria Hill:||Demons aren't the only other-planar enemies using those portals. Dormammu and a group of Mindless Ones have just appeared in Times Square. Strange, is this...?|
|Dr. Strange:||I do not know. But however Dread Dormammu has appeared, I will turn him back.|
|Dr. Strange:||You are somewhat lacking in grandeur, Dormammu. Do you only dare attack when our attention is directed elsewhere?|
|The spider cares little for the buzzing of the fly, Strange.
Take what action you will. I am beyond your power, and Thanos is but the first of many threats from the stars. Humanity is seeing its last days. Some of them sooner than others.
|Dr. Strange:||By the deathless Vishanti, you will yield!|
|Tony Stark:||Dormammu's hash is settled one more time...|
|Dr. Strange:||We must now turn our full attention to the matter of Thane.|
|Tony Stark:||And Thanos. And the Black Order.|
|Dr. Strange:||They are all the same matter, Stark.|
|Maria Hill:||Listen to the egos clashing. On task, please, gentlemen.|
|Dr. Strange:||The demons are eliminated. There will be no further errors of this nature on my part.|
|Tony Stark:||Is that an apology, Strange?|
|Nick Fury:||Can it, Stark. Where's Thane? And where's Thanos?|
|Agent Coulson:||Thane, not sure, boss. Thanos seems to be all over the place. He's looking hard.|
|Tony Stark:||We better find Thane and be in a position to help him when His Nihilist Purpletude shows up again.|
|Nick Fury:||I wouldn't have put it that way, but yeah. We better.|
|Dr. Strange:||If I can project myself astrally into the Sanctum Sanctorum, Wong will surely be able to discern the nature of this barrier.
Give me a moment.
|Dr. Strange:||By the Vishanti, this barrier is impermeable even to me!|
|Valkyrie:||Even Arcade cannot contain the powers of Asgard, surely?|
|Dr. Strange:||I don't know. He trapped Thor here, did he not?|
|Valkyrie:||Let us find out.|
|Dr. Strange:||It will not work.|
|Valkyrie:||You were correct. It did not work. Arcade is working with very powerful forces here. One wonders if he knows how powerful...|
|Dr. Strange:||And how long he can control them.|
|Dr. Strange:||We cannot leave anyone behind here. We must sweep all the areas in which we have previously fought.|
|Dr. Strange:||And now, perhaps, this dire odyssey will near its conclusion.|
Mini-Boss - Corvus GlaiveEdit
|Drax:||They're testing us.|
|Maria Hill:||What they really want is Thane.|
|Tony Stark:||Can someone explain to me how a guy like Thanos inspires this kind of loyalty?|
|Dr. Strange:||Fear. Simply fear. Remember, when Thanos had the Infinity Gauntlet, he was regarded as a god and a servant of death. Even the lowest ranks of his followers are commended for committing mass murder.|
|Tony Stark:||See, now I'm feeling limited by my corporate charter.|
|Maria Hill:||Agent, you might have noticed the eclipse that started yesterday... and didn't go away.
Someone or something has tidally locked the Earth and Moon, keeping us shadowed here in New York.
|Agent Coulson:||In London it's even stranger. The sun's not coming up there.|
|Dr. Strange:||This is an enchantment. I know not, as yet, who has done it... but the sudden appearance of vampires is an unsubtle hint.|
|Dr. Strange:||Demons as well.|
|Nick Fury:||Come on, Strange. You didn't just astrally project yourself here to pass the time. What's going on?|
|Dr. Strange:||I am here to warn you, Director. The eclipse madness will infect not just the vampires and demons--though they would be hazard enough--but the more mundane criminals of the city as well.|
|Nick Fury:||We'll stay on top of it. Can you do anything about this enchantment?|
|Dr. Strange:||I can... as soon as I have discerned its nature. I will begin at once.|
|Nick Fury:||Very good. People, I would like the vampire and demon population of this area reduced to zero. Move.|
|Tony Stark:||Let me know if you run into Kolchak. We'll bring him on board.|
Epic Boss - The HoodEdit
|Tony Stark:||The good news is they're fighting the vampires.
The bad news is the Hood just stepped out of the portal with more demons. We need to shut it down, like, yesterday.
|Dr. Strange:||I will do it. Parker Robbins does nothing on his own. We must discover which demons he has allied himself with this time... although I suspect Mephisto.|
|Maria Hill:||That's what Morbius said, that Mephisto and Dracula were in on this together.|
|Dr. Strange:||It shall be confirmed shortly--or new information brought to light.|
|Strange, I figured you'd watch from the comfy confines of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Getting your hands dirty already?||The Hood:|
|Dr. Strange:||I have closed the portal, but the Hood escaped through it... to whatever demonic realm he is using as a recruiting ground.|
|Maria Hill:||Do we know he's working with Mephisto? Or could he have his own plan?|
|Dr. Strange:||He channels the powers of the Nisanti. That race of demons is not one of Mephisto's creations... but that does not rule out an alliance of convenience.|
|Agent Coulson:||We'll see what Jack O'Lantern knows about it. He's probably been stewing on the Raft long enough to be chatty.|
Epic Boss - Dormammu/The HoodEdit
|Dr. Strange:||Now we face Dormammu and the Hood together. Robbins has sought new allies now that his previous partnership proved insufficient.
We too should add to our ranks. Eric Brooks?
|Blade:||I'm along for the ride. Long as there aren't any vampires, I'll get some exercise with demons.|
|Dr. Strange:||Dread Dormammu, you scavenge at Mephisto's leftovers? I had thought you possessed of more pride.|
|Pride enough that your gibes do not shake me, Strange. They tell me only that you are desperate.||Dormammu:|
|Yeah, nobody's got a bigger mouth than a scared little man.||The Hood:|
|Blade:||Desperate? Hardly. You saved us the trouble of hunting you down in the Dark Dimension.|
|Oh, you will see the Dark Dimension soon enough. I will bring it to you all...||Dormammu:|
|Dr. Strange:||Dormammu, it seems, has not fully committed to your cause, Parker Robbins.|
|Go to hell.||The Hood:|
|Blade:||What's the line from Faustus... "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it."|
|Brits. Always quoting poetry. Okay, Strange, you got me. Let's see how long you can keep me.||The Hood:|
|Dr. Strange:||It is as I feared. Dracula and Mephisto have combined their powers to perform this eclipse ritual. Morbius confirms it.|
|Spider-Man:||We've got him in some kind of Blood-Drinkers Anonymous. As long as we can keep him on the program, he'll help. So at least we've got that going for us.|
|Dr. Strange:||A crucial update. Have you more news or may I proceed?|
|Spider-Man:||Yup. Go ahead.|
|Dr. Strange:||Good. To the matter at hand: I can end it and restore the normal diurnal course of the sun... but I will need a few things.|
|Nick Fury:||Such as?|
|Spider-Man:||Rat tailes? Bedbug eggs?|
|Dr. Strange:||Demon parts. I will give you a list.|
|Tony Stark:||Demon parts. By the pricking of my thumbs, et cetera and so on. Okay, Agent, we're splitting up.|
|Nick Fury:||Hill and Coulson, you're staying here. Stark and I will handle things in London. Let's get Strange his demon parts and get the sun coming up again.|
|Dr. Strange:||Yes. These will be useful. Continue your collection.|
|Dr. Strange:||Once I have examined these, I will know whether I have enough to suffice the incantation.|
Mini-Boss - BlackheartEdit
|Maria Hill:||Baron Mordo has unleashed Blackheart. While we're collecting demon parts, Blackheart's collecting souls.|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo is working a powerful ritual to open a permanent portal from Mephisto's realm to ours.|
|Agent Coulson:||Permanent as in we wouldn't be able to close it?|
It is only possible as long as the moon is held in place, but if that portal is opened, Mephisto's legions will march through it a hundred at a time.
|Agent Coulson:||That's a pretty vivid picture. Agent, we still need those demon parts, but your number one priority is interrupting Mordo's ritual.|
|Maria Hill:||I don't think any of us want to live in a world permanently linked to Mephisto's level of hell.|
Boss - Baron MordoEdit
|Dr. Strange:||Baron Mordo is here. Morbius, he would destroy you if you tried to confront him now. I will do it myself, though it cost me precious time in the preparation of the spell to break Mephisto's darkness.|
|Morbius:||Lead the way, Strange.|
|You arrive just in time to witness the merging of two worlds, Strange. Behold!||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||No, Mordo--I arrive just in time to prevent it! Oshtur's Bane be upon you!|
|Do you see, Strange? The portal's form, glimmering into existence...||Baron Mordo:|
|Dr. Strange:||It is not complete yet, Mordo--and by the Vishanti, it shall never be!|
|Dr. Strange:||Yes! The portal draws in on itself, and draws Mordo with it.|
|Dr. Strange:||He is gone. One wonders what sort of welcome Mephisto will offer.|
|Maria Hill:||Mephisto needs Mordo, doesn't he?|
|Dr. Strange:||He does, yes. But that will not prevent him from inflicting punishment. Those who pledge themselves to Mephisto find that no failure comes without great pain.|
|Agent Coulson:||And we thought the boss was hard on us.|
|Agent Coulson:||Mephisto has sucker-punched us, Agent.|
|Maria Hill:||While we were focused on Baron Mordo, he tricked Johnny Storm and the Scarlet Witch into signing contracts for their souls.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're not sure how he did it, but both of them have family vulnerabilities.|
|Maria Hill:||They're both active in the area near Avengers Mansion, leading groups of demons.|
|Agent Coulson:||Hold them back from destroying the mansion until we can draw Mephisto out and see how we can break those contracts.|
|Dr. Strange:||Defeating Mephisto directly is the only way. I will handle that, but first we must force him to show himself.|
Mini-Boss - Sicuspcis LordEdit
|Dr. Strange:||A demonic force. Perfect. I shall eliminate these myself.|
|Agent Coulson:||Shouldn't you be finishing the counterspell to get the moon moving again? And the sun coming up? That would be good.|
|Dr. Strange:||Do not presume to tell Stephen Strange how to proceed in matters arcane, Agent Coulson.|
|Agent Coulson:||Understood. I'm strictly in an advisory role.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Eye of Agamotto holds you in its gaze, demons. None of you shall survive its regard.|
|Dr. Strange:||Now we finish this. Your malformed bodies shall be the material of the spell that defeats your master!|
|Dr. Strange:||The demonic hosts test me, Agent. My powers are divided.|
|Dr. Strange:||Mephisto's gambit will backfire. The bodies of these demons will empower the spell I work...|
Boss - MephistoEdit
|Agent Coulson:||Agent, you heard Strange. I'd take his advice.|
|You know I dislike being summoned, Strange. And surely you are not fool enough to believe you can constrain me now that I am here?||Mephisto:|
|Dr. Strange:||I care little for what you dislike, demon, and even less for constraining you. It is breaking you I am after, and with the power of the Vishanti I shall!
The Eye of Agamotto will pierce your lies and free those you have deceived!
|The battle is joined, and sooner than I had thought. I thank you for that, Strange. It is too long since I took a life.||Mephisto:|
|Fight for your friends' souls, Strange. Perhaps you will even win them back. It is of no consequence. There are always others willing to bargain for their fondest desires...||Mephisto:|
|Dr. Strange:||And there are always others willing to purify this world of the dark taint of your presence, Mephisto. Begone!|
|Dr. Strange:||As Mephisto's life force weakens, he must borrow against the contracts to survive. By overcoming his defenses, I have broken the contracts, and he has withdrawn to plot his next action.|
|Dr. Strange:||I have lost much time in the preparation of the spell. Where is the Darkhold?|
|Maria Hill:||We think it's coming back from London, but we don't have an exact time for its arrival.|
|Dr. Strange:||Mephisto will not wait long. He and Dracula together will build their powers, and I must turn my attention to final preparations.|
|Agent Coulson:||Understood. We'll handle it from here.|
|Maria Hill:||Johnny Storm and the Scarlet Witch are free of their debt to Mephisto, thanks to Strange.|
|Scarlet Witch:||I owe you a debt, Stephen.|
|Dr. Strange:||Careful, Wanda. Thinking you owe a debt what was got you into your predicament to begin with.|
|Scarlet Witch:||Even so. I'm grateful.|
|Human Torch:||Me too. Mephisto... he played me for a sucker. I feel stupid.|
|Dr. Strange:||This is Mephisto's specialty. He has had millenia of practice. Now you are free. We move on.|
|Agent Coulson:||And now we return the favor by giving him enough time to get his magical ducks in a row.|
|Maria Hill:||Hold on, Agent. Fury and Stark are on their way back from London. We're heading into the endgame.|
|Maria Hill:||Team Lamia is back from London with the Darkhold. Strange, this is your show now. Tell us what you need.|
|Nick Fury:||You're saying we're looking at an army of demon-vampire hybrids.|
|Dr. Strange:||Yes. The more powerful demons and vampires we have already seen are early examples of this.
We do not wish to see the finished product, you may be certain of that.
|Nick Fury:||Agent, you heard the Doctor. He needs time, and if we don't give it to him, the world is going to be an eternal shadow playground for demon vampires.|
|Tony Stark:||If that's not incentive enough to fight, we all need to be in another line of work.|
Boss - Dracula/MephistoEdit
|Your inner sanctum is no longer yours alone, Strange.||Mephisto:|
|Soon the Darkhold will no longer be yours, either. And when we have taken it, we will take your life.||Dracula:|
|Dr. Strange:||The Darkhold's pages contain the end of your story, Dracula. Mephisto's end I will write myself.|
|Will you? How will you find the time to write when your soul is feeding my legions?||Mephisto:|
|Dr. Strange:||It is inscribed already, in the work I have done. Now, by the gaze of the eternal Vishanti, you will be consumed by the darksome chaos that first gave you form!|
|I feel the course of your power in the very veins of this place, Strange... but you have not yet begun to see my true strength.
Feed, Dracula! Once your fangs are stained with Strange's blood, our mastery of this world will be complete!
|Dr. Strange:||By the Moons of Munnopor, I am no vampire's repast! Breathe deep the Vapors of Valtorr, and let that breath be your last!|
|Dr. Strange:||It is done. Not the combined power of Mephisto and Dracula can overmaster the might of the Vishanti and the Sorcerer Supreme.
But my task is not yet complete. The pages of the Darkhold have yet to be turned, and the ritual completed...
|Tony Stark:||Get to it, then, willya?|
|Dr. Strange:||Your banality is invulnerable, Stark.|
|Agent Coulson:||Strange is completing the ritual...|
|Maria Hill:||The moon. It's moving! It worked!|
|Dr. Strange:||Yes. It worked. It was always going to work, Agent Hill. We have answered a dire challenge, and restored the natural order of day and night.|
|Nick Fury:||So the sun's going to come up tomorrow.|
|Dr. Strange:||It will.|
|Tony Stark:||That's the best news I've heard in weeks. I didn't want to book another session at the tanning salon.
But Morbius, you better get used to hiding out during the day again. At least until we can do something about your condition.
|Blade:||I'll do something about his condition.|
|Tony Stark:||Come on, there, Sir Stake-a-lot. Morbius chalked up a lot of demon and vampire kills. He's officially a good guy now.|
|Morbius:||S.H.I.E.L.D. techs are getting the serum optimized. I'm... I can control my hunger now. Time to get along.|
|Tony Stark:||Hey, look at that. I think it's about to be dawn. Man, I've never been so happy to find out I stayed up all night.|
|Maria Hill:||There are vampires in London again. It's that time of year, but we also have a feeling there's more happening than the calendar month.|
|Agent Coulson:||Spitfire and Union Jack have already been in the field hunting vampires. They think they've seen Dracula, but that's unconfirmed--|
|Spitfire:||We know we've seen Dracula.|
|Maria Hill:||Agent, meet Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton. Better known as Spitfire.|
|Tony Stark:||She's one of England's finest. Survived a mutagenic reaction to a vampire bite, and now she's partnered up with Union Jack to keep Britain safe for stiff upper lips and small beer.
Did I miss anything, Lady Falsworth?
|Spitfire:||A superb introduction, Tony. You make me feel right at home.|
|Agent Coulson:||Dr. Strange! You do know how to make an entrance.|
|Dr. Strange:||I have dire news. Umar is holding Baron Mordo in the Dark Dimension.|
|Tony Stark:||Mordo's alive? Isn't that good news? You were pretty upset when he died.|
|Tony Stark:||Three witches? Saucy. Let me guess. You want to go after her and do something occult and terrifying that will bring Baron Mordo back.|
|Tony Stark:||So he can start trying to kill us again?|
|Dr. Strange:||Mordo's anger at Umar may well outweigh his dislike of me.|
|Tony Stark:||And if it doesn't?|
|Dr. Strange:||That part will take care of itself.|
|Tony Stark:||Good plan. Okay. So you're going to go find Umar. We're going to hunt vampires. Let's catch up for coffee after.|
Boss - UmarEdit
|Dr. Strange:||It is time. I must face Umar and stop her from making Mordo's imprisonment permanent.
I have drawn her here to London, but the battle may continue through a number of different realms.
|Tony Stark:||We're here to help, swami. Let us know what we can do.|
|Once Baron Mordo and I sought to rule the Dark Dimension together. Now, instead of my paramour he will be my slave, and his powers will be mine to use.||Umar:|
|You have done this, Strange. Had you not let my brother kill Mordo, I would not have had this opportunity. There is a great prize to be had. I owe you thanks.||Umar:|
|Dr. Strange:||You owe me nothing, Umar. And I owe you only a bitter defeat, followed by a return to the dark realm from whence you came!|
|Oh, no. I have my sights set on a different realm entirely...||Umar:|
|Dr. Strange:||Now we shall choose a new ground for this battle. The Eye of Agamotto sees the way!|
|Maria Hill:||I have a bad feeling about this. We've gotten into a situation that runs a lot deeper than we currently understand.|
|Tony Stark:||I will feel a lot worse if Strange doesn't come back pretty soon--oh. Speak of the devil.|
|Dr. Strange:||It is complete. Baron Mordo lives!|
|Baron Mordo:||With a vengeance, one might say. Strange couldn't resist putting an end to my torture, just as I predicted..|
|Dr. Strange:||Then you knew more than I did.|