|Maria Hill:||We've cleared the Hellfire Club safe house and intel is going through what we've recovered.|
|Tony Stark:||You will be shocked, no doubt, to learn they're up to something nefarious.|
|Professor X:||And that apparently Sugar Man isn't involved.|
|Agent Coulson:||The Hellfire Club is scouring the city for clues about the location of a particular magical object. We don't know yet which one.|
|Maria Hill:||Captain Britain and Union Jack are leading the investigation on the Excalibur side. They'll be sharing intel as it gets vetted.|
|Professor X:||Emma and I will also continue our efforts to circumvent Sebastian's defenses.|
|Magneto:||Not just you, Charles. Although it is typical for you to speak for all mutants.|
|Emma Frost:||Girls, you're both pretty.|
|Tony Stark:||Ah, I love good healthy bickering. Good to see you all working together.|
Mini-Boss - Jack O'LanternEdit
|Tony Stark:||Jack O'Lantern again? That's twice we've seen him in London. Wonder if he's got a Hellfire title yet.|
|Emma Frost:||Perish the thought, darling. And there's no way he'd be in possession of something like the Philosopher's Stone.|
|Maria Hill:||Selene must have it. But if she's letting Jack O'Lantern get this close... I don't like it.|
|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.|
|Magneto and his new arm candy. Come to teach me a lesson?||Mystique:|
|Arm candy. Heh.||Blob:|
|Magneto:||We have no hope of teaching you anything. We have come to tell you that you are betraying the cause you pretend to fight for.|
|Emma Frost:||Seriously, darling. Hiring HYDRA mercenaries? What do you think HYDRA will do to you if they succeed in crippling S.H.I.E.L.D.?|
|Magneto:||Freddie, would you kindly get out of the way.|
|In case you hadn’t noticed, you ain’t the boss anymore.
Besides, can't have you hurting my "little sister" can we.
|Emma Frost:||Don’t worry, Erik. I'm less arm candy and more "big sister."
Let me handle him.
|Magneto:||A victory that does not feel like a victory. Pointless squabbling while the world burns.|
|Professor X:||There are battles that must be fought whether or not they can be won. This was such a battle.
Perhaps it has laid the foundation for a true success in a future we cannot yet see.
|Emma Frost:||Your optimism, Charles. How do you sustain it?|
|Emma Frost:||I'm ready whenever the insensate-cultist removal service becomes available. No hurry.|
|Nick Fury:||They're on the way, Emma. I know your social calendar is full, but do us the favor of hanging around until the cultists are in our custody.|
|Emma Frost:||For you, Nicholas? Of course.|
|Nick Fury:||Now the fun starts. Let's see if we can get any sense out of these whackjobs back on the Helicarrier.|
|Emma Frost:||Am I excused?|
|Nick Fury:||With S.H.I.E.L.D.'s eternal gratitude.|
|Nick Fury:||Blizzard and Titanium Man have turned a bunch of Test Subjects loose on a Hellfire Club safe house here.|
|Agent Coulson:||It looks like there's some Circle of 8-related material there. Seems that the Brotherhood wants it, and the Circle of 8 is tearing everything up to keep them from getting it.|
|Professor X:||Are we certain the Brotherhood is behind this?|
|Tony Stark:||Yeah, we are. We were able to track the Test Subjects straight from a Brotherhood hideout across town.|
|Nick Fury:||Blizzard was telling the truth about who's paying him. And now they're going after the Hellfire Club.|
|Angel:||I thought the Brotherhood was trying to infiltrate the Hellfire Club.|
|Tony Stark:||Maybe the sneaky approach wasn't working. Angel, we're going to need an inside perspective here.|
|Emma Frost:||You already have one.|
|Nick Fury:||Another one, then.|
|Angel:||Happy to provide it.|
Mini-Boss - Titanium ManEdit
|Angel:||He doesn't really have the finesse club membership requires. You need to be able to take the long view, have a bit of a light touch.
Riffraff is as riffraff does, I guess.
|Nick Fury:||What about the Circle of 8?|
|Emma Frost:||The Hellfire Club has been gathering material on them for some time. Funny that Mystique doesn't already have access to it.|
|Nick Fury:||Sebastian Shaw must not trust her as much as she'd like.|
|Professor X:||Would you?|
|Nick Fury:||And how do you propose to do this?|
|Emma Frost:||Not me. Us. Starting here in San Francisco, I'm going to tear through every Hellfire Club safe house I can find, and I'm going to get rid of the riffraff.
Agent, you may feel free to help. You'll learn quite a bit along the way.
Mini-Boss - DragonessEdit
|Tony Stark:||We're not seeing any of the big Hellfire Club players. They must be lying low because they know Emma's on a rampage.|
|Emma Frost:||Dragoness made the mistake of showing herself. I'm going to make sure she regrets it.
Once I send this message, it might shake loose some of the more prominent pieces on the black half of the board.
|Emma Frost:||The Hellfire Club isn't meant to be a front for terrorists. You're not the kind of member we're looking for.|
|Who is 'we'? Are you the membership secretary now? Sebastian's in charge of the Hellfire Club.||Dragoness:|
|Emma Frost:||Not as far as I'm concerned. Get out. Burn the house down on your way to the door if it makes you feel better, but you will not stay here.|
|Emma Frost:||I'm afraid Dragoness isn't finding the Hellfire Club very welcoming right now.|
|Agent Coulson:||Organizational standards must be upheld, Miss Frost.|
|Emma Frost:||Well, aren't you a charmer. Much more the caliber I'm looking for...|
|Nick Fury:||If you headhunt Coulson away to the Hellfire Club, Frost, we're going to have words.|
|Emma Frost:||Oh Nicholas. Perish the thought.|
Boss - Green GoblinEdit
|Emma Frost:||Green Goblin's decided to reactivate his Hellfire Club membership, it seems.|
|Maria Hill:||Funny time for him to do it, what with the mutant infighting.|
|Emma Frost:||No, that's perfect. He sees instability and he's looking to take advantage of it. But I'll bet he isn't counting on having to deal with me.|
|Miss Frost. This period of flux within the Hellfire Club can work to our mutual advantage.||Green Goblin:|
|Emma Frost:||Darling, I was once a wide-eyed innocent, but those days are long past. I would sooner trust Juggernaut in a china shop than believe in your good intentions.|
|Then you may trust in my determination and will. I will have what I want. Walking over bodies just adds spice to the victory.||Green Goblin:|
|If you can hear my thoughts now, Miss Frost, then you know this will be a fight not just for the Hellfire Club...
...but for your life!
|Detente, perhaps?||Green Goblin:|
|Emma Frost:||I'm afraid not. You remain persona non grata.|
|Emma Frost:||This part of San Francisco, at least, is now under our control. My control, specifically.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're not going to be retraining Hellfire assets to fight for S.H.I.E.L.D., are we? The clearance issues give me heartburn.|
|Tony Stark:||You can ease up on the antacids, Sparky. The chances of that are exactly zero.|
|Nick Fury:||Where's the Green Goblin, Emma?|
|Emma Frost:||He did what he always does, Nicholas. He tested the situation and when he found it not to his liking, he fled.|
|Nick Fury:||Then let's round up the rest of the Hellfire Club strays and move on. We just got a police report about Circle of 8 rituals in what might be a Hellfire Club safe house.|
|Agent Coulson:||San Francisco police found the bodies of Hardball and Stilt-Man in a basement of one of the Hellfire Club safe houses.|
|Tony Stark:||Emma, care to comment on whether the Hellfire Club is in bed with the Circle of 8?|
|Emma Frost:||Decidedly not. Although I wouldn't put it past Dragoness to let the Circle of 8 use Hellfire Club space for their rituals, just so she could watch.|
|Tony Stark:||That's quite a cosmopolitan organization, the Hellfire Club. Classy.|
|Emma Frost:||While you're mocking, Tony, don't forget that you're a member, too.|
|Tony Stark:||Don't blame me. It's my dad's fault. But when your hostile takeover is complete, I'll sit on the board and be a rook or something if you want.
As long as it doesn't cut into my workshop time.
|Nick Fury:||If the Circle of 8 have something to do with these hammers, we need to hit them harder than ever. I need some answers, people! Who's behind the Circle of 8 and how do they know what is going on?|
|Tony Stark:||And how do they determine who is "worthy"? I mean, you'd think I'd be at the top of that list.|
|Emma Frost:||I was close enough to touch Kang's mind and he is certain that the Circle of 8's actions are related to the hammers falling. And Tony, darling, they use worthy as a noun, not an adjective.|
|Tony Stark:||Thanks for the grammar check. But Kang is also kind of nuts, right? What is it with these Egyptian guys all being crazy?|
|Moon Knight:||Watch it, Stark.|
|Tony Stark:||Says the Circle of 8's new favorite worthy-guy. You watch it.|
|Emma Frost:||It's the time travel that makes Kang crazy. But it doesn't make him wrong. I think we had better prepare for the worst.|
|Maria Hill:||Turns out we didn't eradicate the Hellfire Club presence in London after all. Iron Fist, fill us in?|
|Iron Fist:||I've been pursuing leads related to the Circle of 8. They led to London, and now to the Hellfire Club.
I don't know if the Hellfire Club is controlling the Circle of 8 or not, but they sure know more than they're letting on.
|Tony Stark:||Does this have something to do with whatever happened to She-Hulk?|
|Iron Fist:||That's one more thing I'll try to find out.|
|Tony Stark:||So the Hellfire Club might have its hands on the strings controlling another enemy group. Shocking!
It would be enough to make us suspect the motives of all Hellfire Club personnel, if we weren't so open-minded and trusting.
|Emma Frost:||Don't blame me.|
|Tony Stark:||Nobody said a word about you, Emma.|
|Emma Frost:||One of you was about to. I won't say who.|
|Nick Fury:||I will. It was me. How come we're finding out about this from Iron Fist instead of you?|
|Emma Frost:||Nicholas, I hate repeating myself, but for you, darling, I will: A lot happens on the Black side of the Hellfire Club that I don't know about. Sebastian and I aren't close.|
Mini-Boss - Dark WolverineEdit
|Tony Stark:||Daken. That's Daken, isn't it?|
|Iron Fist:||That's right. I'm looking right at him.|
|Tony Stark:||I never pegged him for the sort of social climber who would want to get into the Hellfire Club.|
|Emma Frost:||Easy for you to say, Mr. Hereditary Membership. Danny, do me the favor of clearing Daken out while I check if Sebastian is in the area?|
|Iron Fist:||Happy to help. Come on, Agent. Let's go.|
|Maria Hill:||Since Selene is part of the Hellfire Club, Emma, maybe you could reach out and see if any of the other Club members are around?|
|Emma Frost:||I'll do that, Maria. I appreciate you asking without casting aspersions on my history. Nick's tendency to do that is quite tiresome.|
|Emma Frost:||All I'm detecting is Selene, and she's moving around. I don't think Sebastian is involved... at least not yet.|
|Maria Hill:||Thanks for looking. Keep us posted?|
|Black Knight:||Stark, I've just broken up a Hellfire Club cell. Sebastian Shaw himself was here observing the Hand.|
|Tony Stark:||Where is he now?|
|Black Knight:||Gone. You'll want to follow up on this, I think.|
|Tony Stark:||Oh, I think we will. Emma? Your boyfriend Sebastian's in town. Maybe you can pin him down.|
|Emma Frost:||I'll look for him. Sebastian's very good at making himself disappear, though.|
|Maria Hill:||We've finished Mockingbirds debrief, Agent, and we have a problem.|
|Mockingbird:||S.H.I.E.L.D. had sent me in to investigate the test subjects who have been forcibly mutated with Iso-8.
I had a lead that AIM was selling similar tech to what we pulled out of their heads, when I was jumped by Hellfire goons.
|Maria Hill:||The Hellfire Club is a centuries-old secret society. Wealthy, powerful, and ruthless.|
|Tony Stark:||I'm actually a member, but I can't remember the secret handshake.|
|Mockingbird:||After that, I don't remember much - just that I was working for the "White Queen".|
|Nick Fury:||Emma Frost. She's one of the good guys. Why would she attack S.H.I.E.L.D.?|
|Emma Frost:||I didn't.|
|Nick Fury:||Son of a... who let you in here?|
|Emma Frost:||Your security team are gentlemen, Fury. They were only too happy to open any door I wanted.
Agent, your reputation precedes you. You will help me learn who is claiming my title and controlling the Hellfire Club.
Mini-Boss - Hellfire Elite GuardsEdit
|Nick Fury:||Hellfire Elite Guards. These guys are professionals, be cautious Agent.|
|Emma Frost:||With all the resources S.H.I.E.L.D. can deploy? Please, Nick. Clear them out and let's move on.|
|Nick Fury:||Frost, I didn't ask you to join us. These are your resources we are deploying against.|
Mini-Boss - AvalancheEdit
|Maria Hill:||We've spotted Avalanche. He is confirmed as working with Hellfire Club soldiers.|
|Nick Fury:||Frost, if you insist on being a part of this operation, get down there and find out what is going on.|
|Emma Frost:||Funny, you read my mind.|
|I'm not going to answer your questions. Just because I joined your club doesn't mean you're my boss.||Avalanche:|
|Emma Frost:||You've already answered them. I can read your mind, remember? Although I am curious why you are so confident.|
|Diamond is just a rock. I am really good at shattering rocks. I'm gonna shatter you.||Avalanche:|
|Emma Frost:||Interesting. He was completely convinced that I was the one who recruited him.|
|Nick Fury:||Well, did you?|
|Emma Frost:||Please, Nicholas. I have better taste than that.|
Boss - BlobEdit
|Maria Hill:||The Blob is clearing the area around that building.|
|Nick Fury:||Another mutant working with the Hellfire Club. I don't want Emma Frost down there, I don't trust her.|
|Emma Frost:||I can hear you, you know.|
|Nick Fury:||Agent, take Phoenix and investigate. Emma, you stay where I can see you.|
|Phoenix:||Blob is down for the count, Nick. At least until he can dig himself out.|
|Nick Fury:||We'll get him out of there before he wakes up and does his immovable-object trick again.|
|Phoenix:||His memories are of the White Queen as well, but recently. Emma was already here at the time he remembers talking to her at the club.|
|Emma Frost:||Do you trust me now, Fury?|
|Nick Fury:||No. Now it sounds like there are two of you I don't trust.|
|Emma Frost:||If the Hellfire Club is using thugs like Avalanche and the Blob, we have a real problem.|
|Nick Fury:||Worried that this means the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are involved?|
|Emma Frost:||No, I'm worried that my club's entry standards have fallen so low.|
|Maria Hill:||We should keep an eye on known Brotherhood assets. What about the rest of the Hellfire's Inner Circle?|
|Emma Frost:||I've not seen Black King or Queen since before the Pulse. With all of his resources, Shaw could make a mutant cyborg army if he desired one.|
|Tony Stark:||Mutant-Computer Interaction is a pretty small field of study. Agent, you may want to follow up where Mockingbird left off.
I suggest looking up the work of Bolivar Trask. He invented the Sentinels.
Mini-Boss - Crimson DynamoEdit
|Emma Frost:||Aha! There's your explanation for the customized Sentinels.|
|Nick Fury:||The Crimson Dynamo? Why would he be building Sentinels?|
|Emma Frost:||Kitty, you're the closest of our field assets. How about you jump in on this one?|
|Nick Fury:||Frost, you aren't even supposed to be here, much less giving my people orders. Kitty, Agent, shut him down.|
|Kitty Pryde:||You two have fun while I'm gone!|
|Kitty Pryde:||You're a relic of the past. Start talking now, or you'll never have a future.|
|I am good with tech, da? So the mutant oboroten lady hires me to take apart Sentinel and convert systems to work with organic tissue.
I get paid, I get to upgrade my armor. Easy job 'til you show up.
|Nick Fury:||Bring him in, if he's going to talk, we'll listen.|
|Emma Frost:||You can get your answers faster if you just let me at him.|
|Nick Fury:||They won't be my answers then, they will be yours. Right now, I think I'll trust the bad guy.|
|Maria Hill:||Sir, the word he used "Oboroten" roughly translates to "Shape-Shifter" in Russian.|
|Nick Fury:||Sounds like Mystique. That would explain why there are two White Queens running around.|
Boss - "Omega" SentinelEdit
|Tony Stark:||A recon team accidentally activated what appears to be a very high tech cyborg.|
|Maria Hill:||We have it on file as an "Omega" Sentinel, but no clue where it comes from.|
|Tony Stark:||That's a Sentinel? Why can't they all look like that.|
|Nick Fury:||When they do, you can say "Goodbye Mutants." She is packing some serious hardware.|
|Maria Hill:||Hardware that Crimson Dynamo wanted to reverse engineer and sell to the Hellfire Club.|
|Nick Fury:||Were you buying, Emma?|
|Emma Frost:||If I were giving them orders, you wouldn't even have Mockingbird back. Whoever is in charge, it's amateur night.|
|Maria Hill:||We've pushed the Hellfire Club into a corner and put an end to the Sentinel experiments.|
|Emma Frost:||Well, we'll see about that. The Black King might think differently.|
|Tony Stark:||If it was him to begin with. Let's ask him when we track him down.|
|Emma Frost:||Absolutely. I haven't seen him in quite a while.|
|Maria Hill:||First let's get to the bottom of the Brotherhood question. Are they influencing of the Hellfire Club or not?|
|Tony Stark:||We are starting to connect the dots. We know the Brotherhood has been behind the forcibly mutated Iso-8 test subjects we've been fighting.|
|Maria Hill:||The lab Kitty raided was being used to prepare some memory wiping tech. We think it was used on Mockingbird, as well as the Omega Sentinel.|
|Nick Fury:||The Hellfire Club has been providing reverse-engineered Sentinel tech to control the test subjects, and use them as an army.|
|Emma Frost:||And finally, Mystique has been posing as me to control the Hellfire Club, making it all happen.|
|Nick Fury:||For your sake, I hope you are right.|
|Tony Stark:||We've identified a laboratory where they are creating this army. It's in the Meatpacking District.|
|Maria Hill:||Creating an army in the Meatpacking District? Really? That's not even funny.|
|Nick Fury:||Agent, get your team together and hit them hard. If Mystique has the keys to the Hellfire Club, we can't let her slip away.|
|Emma Frost:||Oh, don't worry. I won't let that happen.|
|Nick Fury:||She won't even know what hit her.|
|Tony Stark:||I'm guessing it'll be a diamond.|
Mini-Boss - ToadEdit
|Tony Stark:||It's Toad. If he's creeping around here, Mystique won't be far.|
|Emma Frost:||We'll have to see if she decides to show herself.|
|Nick Fury:||Let's get Toad out of the way to distract her.|
|Oh, it's the so-called White Queen. I think that all of your pawns have been captured.||Toad:|
|Emma Frost:||Helicarriers don't fit well on chess boards, but I think we are close to checkmate.|
|Oh? So do I get to be your king then?||Toad:|
|Emma Frost:||Tsk. I was hoping you'd leave quietly.|
|Emma Frost:||This insistence is unbecoming, Toad. Can't you see when you're not wanted?|
|Emma Frost:||So needy. All he wants is love, and unfortunately he's repulsive.
Oh, and an item of possible interest: this lab is full of records of Sebastian Shaw investigating something called the Circle of 8.
|Tony Stark:||We've heard rumbles about them in other places, too. Let's bring those records in and see what Shaw's after.|
Boss - JuggernautEdit
|Maria Hill:||We've found the main lab. It looks like Juggernaut is running security.|
|Tony Stark:||I have a plan - we drop the Blob on him and see what happens.|
|Nick Fury:||I have a better idea, team. We're gonna take a piece out of the Brotherhood and the Hellfire Club at the same time.
We're gonna drop Emma Frost on him instead.
|Tony Stark:||I like it.|
|Emma Frost:||When are you going to learn, Cain? The Hellfire Club doesn't play cat's-paw for the Brotherhood or anyone else.
And these Sentinels and test subjects... distasteful. Not Hellfire style.
|No point getting all worked up about it, babe. This here's the new Hellfire Club. You can still be my White Queen if it'll keep you happy.||Juggernaut:|
|Emma Frost:||Oh, I'm the White Queen whether you want me to be or not.
Whereas you are just another of Magneto's pawns. How does it feel to be so expendable?
|Emma Frost:||Ah, yes. The pleasures of victory.
Fewer things are finer.
|Maria Hill:||Let's get the team back to the Helicarrier. Juggernaut can head for the Raft.|
|Nick Fury:||Emma, it's good to have you on board. You've earned my trust, and I'm glad you came to help.|
|Emma Frost:||I could have convinced you at any time, you know.|
Epic Boss - MystiqueEdit
|Nightcrawler:||Iron Man, I have located Mystique. She is rallying the last of the test subjects here.|
|Tony Stark:||Good work, Nightcrawler. Stay on call. We're sending Emma in on this one.|
|Emma Frost:||Sit tight, Kurt.|
|How's it feel to be on the wrong end of a coup?||Mystique:|
|Emma Frost:||Is that what you're calling this? I'm surprised you showed yourself.|
|Oh, that won't be your last surprise.||Mystique:|
|Emma Frost:||They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Consider this my way of saying "Thank you."|
|Nick Fury:||Get Mystique to the Raft, Agent.|
|Nick Fury:||I'll enjoy it a lot more when Mystique is locked up, and helping us with our inquiries.|
|Tony Stark:||That's a bloody nose for the Hellfire Club and the Brotherhood both. Good start.
I'm working on the Omega Sentinel's memory systems. They're a mess, but did you know her first name is Karima?
|Emma Frost:||We've shut down this lab, but there are others. Having an army of these test subjects loose won't help mutant-human relations.|
|Tony Stark:||Tell Professor X we appreciate his support so far. Also ask him if he's ever heard of this Circle of 8.|
|Nick Fury:||Sebastian Shaw seems to know something - we'll try and track him down.|
|Nick Fury:||And Emma, we'd count it as a bigger win if we could bring you in on future missions.|
|Emma Frost:||Nick, I knew you'd come around. I don't make promises, but keep me on speed-dial.|
Special Operations - Avengers Vs X-Men: Mission 1 - Utopia (Avengers Side)Edit
Boss - Emma FrostEdit
|This is our home. I don't remember inviting you.||Emma Frost:|
|Black Widow:||We're here just to talk.|
|All right. Let's talk. You want to control us because we now have the power to ensure our future, with or without you.||Cyclops:|
|We will not be controlled. We will use the Phoenix Force when we want, as we want.||Emma Frost:|
|If that works for you, there's no problem.||Cyclops:|
|Hawkeye:||Where's the part where we talk?|
|Hawkeye:||From here it looks like you're riding the tiger, Scott. Nobody has ever controlled the Phoenix Force and when it gets loose it just might burn all of us to ash.
What makes you think you can handle it now?
|You know what I think? It's our decision to make. Not yours. Because it's our survival at stake. Not yours.||Cyclops:|
|Black Widow:||That's where you're wrong. When it burns Earth to a cinder, you think it's going to save anyone?|
|I think it's up to us, and only us, to make that call. Now leave. We have more important things to do than ease your worries.||Cyclops:|
|Hawkeye:||We're not leaving until this is settled.|
|Emma, escort our visitors out.||Cyclops:|
|I told you. Stay out of mutant business. Have you gotten the message yet?||Emma Frost:|
|Cyclops:||Agent, we're not here to fight, but the Avengers need to understand that they don't call all the shots.
The Phoenix Force has come to us and given us a chance to control our destiny. To ensure our survival.
|Emma Frost:||If we can channel its powers, we can handle any threat the Pulse throws at us.|
|Magik:||No, Scott. They want us to hand ourselves over. And that's never going to happen again.|
|Emma Frost:||We're not going to let S.H.I.E.L.D. run this show. The Phoenix Force is ours. It's our one hope to survive.|
|Cyclops:||If you're on board with that, we're glad to have the help.
Emma's already taken a look inside your head.
|Emma Frost:||Lovely tour. Nothing about betraying us.|
Mini-Boss - JuggernautEdit
|Cyclops:||Juggernaut's the one winding up the Test Subjects.|
|Emma Frost:||Let me handle this.|
|Time to unify. Mutants have to stick together.||Juggernaut:|
|Emma Frost:||Magneto sends his favored pretender. Who are you to speak for mutants, Juggernaut? You're not one of us.|
|I'm good enough for Magneto. That better be good enough for you.||Juggernaut:|
|Emma Frost:||Juggernaut has run back to his master.|
|Cyclops:||Maybe that'll send a message to the Brotherhood. We're not going to roll over for them any more than we will for Tony Stark.|
Boss - Hawkeye/Black WidowEdit
|Cyclops:||Hawkeye and Black Widow have presented themselves on Utopia.
We're not receiving visitors right now. Someone kindly inform them of this.
|Cyclops:||Kindly but firmly. I'll come with you.|
|Emma Frost:||How do I put this delicately? Get off our beach.|
|We're here to talk.||Hawkeye:|
|Cyclops:||We could talk anywhere. This is a show of force. Don't insult us by pretending it's not.|
|No pretending on this end. You need to stop acting like the Phoenix Force is your personal toy.||Black Widow:|
|Emma Frost:||Toy? Oh no, it's hardly a toy. Let me show you.|
|Emma Frost:||I believe that I have convinced them that the Phoenix Force is not a mere toy.|
|Emma Frost:||However, the fight was more even than I'd have liked.|
|Cyclops:||What are you talking about?|
|Emma Frost:||They had some new form of Iso-8 with them that seemed to dampen the powers of the Phoenix.|
|Cyclops:||Then we'll head to Avengers Mansion and find out more about it. Agent, your assistance is appreciated. Come on inside and we'll plan the next step.|
Mini-Boss - EnchantressEdit
|Emma Frost:||Enchantress spotted, Scott.|
|Cyclops:||That explains the Jotun. Any sign of what she's up to?|
|Emma Frost:||She's just done some kind of spell that looks like it was aimed right here at the mansion itself.|
|Cyclops:||That's not good. Take her out.|
|The lovely--at least for a mortal--Emma Frost. Are you here to duel for Thor's affections?||Enchantress:|
|Emma Frost:||Is that what you're doing? You came all the way from Asgard with a love potion?|
|My lips are sealed. I would be loath to spoil the surprise.||Enchantress:|
|Meow... as the mortals say.||Enchantress:|
|Emma Frost:||I don't think she was really here to fight.
Before we got here, she cast some kind of spell on Thor.
|Cyclops:||That's going to be the real problem, then. Step lightly, but let's move ahead.|
|Cyclops:||Message delivered. Now it's their move.
Let's get back home. I don't think it'll be too long before Tony has a response.
|Emma Frost:||I can't believe S.H.I.E.L.D. is staying out of this.|
|Cyclops:||I can. They know they need us. We've got all the trump cards. Now we just need to play them.|
|Cyclops:||The Brotherhood and Frost Giants made their move, now it looks like HYDRA is making theirs.
They've set up positions all around Alcatraz Island and captured a cache of this unstable Iso-8.
|Emma Frost:||The Avengers are after it too. They think it might weaken the Phoenix Force... and they might be right.|
|Magik:||And we sure as hell can't let HYDRA get to it.|
|Cyclops:||Also I'd like to have this problem taken care of before we have to deal with Tony again.|
|Colossus:||Any communication from S.H.I.E.L.D.?|
|Cyclops:||No. And I'm not expecting any. Fury's letting his underlings sort things out. So let's sort them out.|
Mini-Boss - Baron ZemoEdit
|Cyclops:||Zemo's out of commission. Let's get him to the Raft ourselves. Magik?|
|Magik:||Always ready to deliver your freight, o fearless leader.|
|Emma Frost:||Where's the Iso-8?|
|Cyclops:||We're still looking for it.|
Boss - Captain AmericaEdit
|Phoenix:||Captain America has arrived on Alcatraz. He must be looking for you, Scott.|
|Emma Frost:||Oh, and S.H.I.E.L.D. has been monitoring our activities against HYDRA. I can hear their admiration from here.|
|Cyclops:||Tony couldn't come himself, I guess. Don't do anything until Cap and I talk, Emma.|
|Phoenix:||Careful. They've got a huge mass of the variant Iso-8, and I can feel it...|
|Cyclops:||Me too. They want to keep it at bay until it decides to move on. It's time to settle this for good.|
|Cyclops:||I hated to do that.|
|Emma Frost:||Needed to be done. Mister Truth and Justice there gets a little too full of himself.|
|Phoenix:||Scott, can you--oh, no.|
|Emma Frost:||Hit the Helicarrier! Now!|
|Phoenix:||No no no... It's too late. The Phoenix Force. It's gone.|
|Magik:||Even when we win, we lose.|
|Cyclops:||Those bastards. This isn't over yet.|
|Tony Stark:||You made your point, Scott. But you're not hearing ours.
It was never about keeping mutants down. It was about keeping everyone alive. Nobody ever controls the Phoenix Force.
|Cyclops:||We'll never know now.|
|Tony Stark:||Good. Last thing we need is one more rogue cosmic phenomenon.
I mean, remember the broccoli people?
|Phoenix:||We did have it under control, Tony. You didn't have to handle it the way you did.|
|Cyclops:||You can't stand the idea of mutants controlling their own fate, can you?|
|Emma Frost:||We know you think you're right. Nothing new there.|
|Tony Stark:||Same thing. Now come on. We've got evil to fight.|
|Maria Hill:||The Hellfire Club continues to mobilize mutant assets. This time we've got a report that they have brought the Living Pharaoh out of stasis and stashed him somewhere near here.|
|Nick Fury:||Who's our man on the inside?|
|Tony Stark:||Havok. He's been inside the Hellfire Club since the Pulse, and for reasons known only to himself is only coming forward now.|
|Emma Frost:||It was a decision I made with our half of the Inner Circle, Tony. We had our reasons.|
|Havok:||Now I'm here. And since I'm the one who blocked the Living Pharaoh's first transformation, I'm the best option to take him out this time.|
|Maria Hill:||The Hellfire Club is protecting him. They've brought in Constrictor and Bullseye as muscle, but we have yet to see Abdol himself.|
|Havok:||He's in there. I saw him.|
|Emma Frost:||Yes. He is. And I can assure you that not all Hellfire Club members were supportive of this, or knew about it.|
|Nick Fury:||We're racing against the clock, Agent. The Living Pharaoh is preparing his transformation into the Living Monolith here in New York, and he's almost got it set up.|
|Emma Frost:||This intelligence courtesy of the Hellfire Club.|
|Nick Fury:||This whole damn situation courtesy of the Hellfire Club, Emma. Don't expect thanks.|
|Maria Hill:||Brotherhood forces and rogue Sentinels are set up in defensive positions all around a lab where we think the Pharaoh is working.|
|Tony Stark:||Brotherhood? Is Magneto involved?|
|Maria Hill:||That's where it gets confusing. We do have sightings of Magneto, but the reports say he's fighting the Brotherhood, not helping them.|
|Tony Stark:||What?? What's next, dogs and cats living together?|
|Nick Fury:||We should follow this closely, Agent. A civil war within the Brotherhood can only help us.|
Mini-Boss - AvalancheEdit
|Emma Frost:||Avalanche is here, flanked by Hellfire Elite Guards.|
|Nick Fury:||Why am I starting to feel like you always know more than you're telling us, Emma?|
|Emma Frost:||Because your job has made you paranoid, Nick, dear.|
|Maria Hill:||New York isn't very active seismically, but there are a lot of old buildings in this area.
If he brings them down, we could have a catastrophe on our hands.
|Psylocke:||The only people taking a look--brain-wise, I mean--were known to you.|
|Nick Fury:||Known to me? Who?|
|Emma Frost:||I was one of them. That's what she's getting at, dear discreet Betsy.|
|Nick Fury:||Care to explain?|
|Emma Frost:||No, but I'm sure young Psylocke will.|
|Psylocke:||She thinks someone else is tracking your Iso-8. She thinks she knows who. But she can't be sure.|
|Nick Fury:||Can you?|
|Psylocke:||No. But I can tell you that you're wasting your time if you keep suspecting Emma.|
|Maria Hill:||Rusk has upped the stakes. He's announcing his own super-team...but you'll see some familiar looks.|
|Tony Stark:||Can you believe this? Rusk is dressing people up in versions of our costumes. I'm getting trademark lawyers on it.|
|...my Avengers will succeed where S.H.I.E.L.D. has clearly failed...||Dell Rusk:|
|Tony Stark:||We haven't identified all of them, but has anyone seen Bullseye lately? There's a strange, um, lunatic air around the guy they're calling Hawkeye.|
|...and the American people can rest easy knowing that any action against civilized norms will be met with an appropriate response.||Dell Rusk:|
|Nick Fury:||Uh huh. I think it's long past time S.H.I.E.L.D. came up with some appropriate resposes of our own.|
|Agent Coulson:||Agent, we are out to decommission Rusk's team of phony heroes. Let's get to it.|
|Emma Frost:||While you're at it, help me mop up these supposed Hellfire Club grunts. No one in the Club sent them out.|
|Maria Hill:||More psy ops from Rusk?|
|Emma Frost:||So it would seem. I'll go out myself and take care of it.|
|Tony Stark:||With the Hellfire Club involved here, we need to get S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mutant allies involved. To show people that most mutants don't sympathize with the Brotherhood.|
|Emma Frost:||Wonderful. Mutants love being show ponies for sapiens.|
|Tony Stark:||I wasn't talking to you, sweet cheeks. Shatterstar, on behalf of mutantkind we'd like you to tear up this Hellfire safe house. How does that fit your mojo?|
|Shatterstar:||I think Emma is right. You want a show pony. But I'll do it.|
Mini-Boss - MoonstoneEdit
|Maria Hill:||Speaking of psy ops... Moonstone's in charge here. Hard to tell if she's trying to work the Hellfire angle or if Rusk put her in charge of them.|
|Tony Stark:||Ask her, Emma. She likes to talk.|
|Emma Frost:||I'll do that.|
|Agent Coulson:||Boss? Ares is here and it sounds like he wants to talk to you.|
|Ares:||Nicholas Fury! We will now fight together.|
|Nick Fury:||Is that right? Did Herc convince you that you chose the wrong side?|
|Ares:||I do not confess error, Fury. I speak of new knowledge. Dell Rusk is no warrior. If I am to choose a side in the war, it will not be his.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, that all sounds great, until you decide to switch things up again.|
|Ares:||You question my word, Stark?|
|Tony Stark:||I just want to know whether Rusk got it before we did.|
|Nick Fury:||Your concern is noted, Stark. Ares, welcome aboard. As long as we can trust you, we'll trust you.|
Boss - Dark HawkeyeEdit
|Hawkeye:||You're kidding. They got Bullseye to pretend to be me?|
|Tony Stark:||Just like we thought. Emma, I'm handing this one to you, so our adoring public doesn't think you're on the wrong side.|
|Emma Frost:||Let it never be said that I couldn't make appearances count.|
|Hawkeye:||No. I want this one.|
|Tony Stark:||It's yours, Clint. But I want you to know I'm giving up all my potential jokes about which fake Avenger Emma could play.|
|Hawkeye:||One of these days I'm going to die, but it's not going to be that wacko pulling the trigger.|
|Nick Fury:||Let's let the future take care of itself, Hawkeye.|
|Nick Fury:||Emma, I hope you made yourself useful while Hawkeye was doing all the work. Who else is Rusk lining up to play his fake Avengers?|
|Emma Frost:||Nicholas, my dear, reading Bullseye's mind is a little bit like trying to get a weather report from a snowflake.|
|Agent Coulson:||I'm not sure we're following you, Ms. Frost.|
Epic Boss - VenomEdit
|Agent Coulson:||Venom. Well, I guess we should have expected something else to go wrong.|
|Agent Coulson:||Looks like it, Spider-Man. Rusk's version of you.|
|Spider-Man:||Man, if I had an anger problem, this would set it right off. Lucky I'm so even-tempered.|
|Emma Frost:||I'll convey your displeasure, Spider-Man. How does that sound?|
|Spider-Man:||Can I come along and watch, at least?|
|Emma Frost:||You know I love being watched.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're having a bit of a PR problem here, Ms. Frost. Rusk is claiming you're a member of his team now. We'd like you to stay out of the spotlight for the moment.|
|Emma Frost:||How tiresome. But you know I'm sensitive to appearances. Who will replace me?|
|Agent Coulson:||Ares, this one's yours.|
Boss - Proxima MidnightEdit
|Black Panther:||She is indeed a difficult challenge. Why does she not lead the Black Order?|
|Emma Frost:||They all defer to Corvus Glaive because that's how Thanos wants it. That much is apparent from the conversations among them.|
|Emma Frost:||Yes, Nick. I am eavesdropping. One of the Black Order, the one known as Supergiant, is a quite powerful telepath.|
|Nick Fury:||How about we sit us down and have a little information-sharing session?|
Mini-Boss -Baron MordoEdit
|Alien interlopers. What a marvelous diversion! But demons would just as soon tear your flesh as any human's.||Baron Mordo:|
|Tony Stark:||I think I missed the joke.|
|Emma Frost:||Oh, I'm sorry. You can't hear what Blackagar says, can you?|
|Yesss, my children. Tear and claw at each other. Spice your minds with fear, so I might savor them all the more.||Supergiant:|
|Tony Stark:||Whoa, psionic villains starting riots on Hudson Avenue. That's the last thing we need right now. Emma, can you...?|
|Emma Frost:||Yes, darling. Of course. I can begin calming them from here. Someone else should take a more visible role at the scene.|
|Tony Stark:||So we fought off Thanos and the Black Order, and managed to smack some demons around while we were at it.|
|Nick Fury:||Pretty good day's work.|
|Tony Stark:||Plus now we've got this Thane kid on our side, whoever he is. I think. Do we?|
|Emma Frost:||Black Bolt wishes to convey his thanks.|
|Nick Fury:||And I suppose we ought to thank you for being a conduit when we needed it.|
|Emma Frost:||Xavier did most of the work. But thank you, Nicholas. How gracious of you.|
|Nick Fury:||After an operation like this, I'm all smiles.|
Special Operations - Game On: Mission 1 - Street Fighter (Villain Side)Edit
|Moonstone:||There's no way out. We're going to have to fight our way through.|
|Emma Frost:||Defeatist, aren't we?|
|Emma Frost:||Shocking. There's just a ghost of a presence. He's barely there, and I can't even sense him well enough to get any kind of a reading.|
|Miss Frost, surely you don't think I'd build something like this and leave myself vulnerable to your psychic blandishments?||Arcade:|
|Emma Frost:||Not anymore, I don't.|
|Black Cat:||Spotted Arcade twice, but both times he saw me coming.|
|Emma Frost:||It's the nanotech. He knows everything that happens in here.|
|Emma Frost:||Agent. Don't look around. God, has no one ever spoken to you telepathically before? This isn't amateur hour.
I've learned quite a bit more about Arcade's little playground. Here's the short version.
|Emma Frost:||Yes, Charles. It is a bit embarrassing to be part of something as vulgar as Murderworld. But as you already seem to know, Arcade has tapped some new wellsprings of power.|
|Professor X:||So we have observed. What else can you tell us from the inside?|
|Emma Frost:||He's trying to buy his way into the so-called elite of villains, and he thinks the best way to do that is to make his dog-and-pony show as good as it can be.
Why am I here? I'm so glad you thought to ask.
|Professor X:||It was I who asked, Agent.|
|Emma Frost:||Come and find me. Arcade undoubtedly will ensure I'm able to show you more in person.|
Boss - MagnetoEdit
|Professor X:||Magneto. Arcade has captured even him.|
|Emma Frost:||Don't get fretful now, Charles. I will do what I must, as we mutants always do. So will Magneto.
Then we will find a way out of Murderworld and Arcade will answer particularly for his attempt to turn mutants against each other.
|Professor X:||Optimism, from you? I concur with Moonstone's earlier thought. Murderworld has unusual effects on its subjects.|
|Emma Frost:||You need to be here to truly understand.|
|Emma Frost:||Turned over an old leaf, darling? I thought we mutants were all going to be friends.|
|The current circumstance would seem to dictate otherwise. I fear I am an unfortunate opponent for you, Emma. All that psychic power, and none of it can touch me.||Magneto:|
|Emma Frost:||Magnus, dear, you know taunts come back to haunt. Arcade has dealt the cards. Let's play the game.|
|Emma Frost:||There's more going on here than an attempt to turn mutants against each other, Charles.|
|Professor X:||Isn't that enough? Awakening old rivalries would be quite a coup for our enemies.|
|Emma Frost:||I don't doubt it. I do doubt that's what's happening here...or if it is, it's a sideshow.|
|Professor X:||And the main event is...?|
|Emma Frost:||As Arcade himself would say, stay tuned.|
|Professor X:||He might be able to do it. The nanotech and Iso-8-derived innovations in this version of Murderworld are quite impressive.
Too impressive for him to have acted alone.
|Emma Frost:||Who's our mysterious compatriot, Charles? Stop being coy.|
|Professor X:||Nico Minoru. Arcade has opened a passage from this section of his Murderworld to the next...and Nico Minoru is there.
And she is wounded. I'm not sure how much of her magical power will be available to her.
|Emma Frost:||We can't afford to carry anyone, Charles.|
|Professor X:||That is precisely how Arcade wishes us all to think. Do not give him the satisfaction.|
|I'm keeping this little "Sister" in our next little gallery! Will the esteemed guest Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. please follow the lighted signs?||Arcade:|
|Professor X:||Yes, Agent. Arcade is counting on you to get the word out. You will be as safe as anyone can be in Murderworld.
See if you can locate Nico Minoru and discover who else Arcade has imprisoned...
Special Operations - Game On: Mission 2 - Mutant League (Villain Side)Edit
|Emma Frost:||Look, I've done a telepathic sweep all through this area. Arcade is interfering with some of my abilities, but I am fairly certain neither Shatterstar or Colossus are here.|
|Black Widow:||Even so. Let us be certain.|
|Emma Frost:||See, Erik? I was right.|
|Black Widow:||Yes, you were.|
|Emma Frost:||Better we didn't find Colossus anyway. His whole nonviolent-Soviet-farmboy schtick is getting on my last nerve.|
Boss - Emma FrostEdit
|Erik. This is a bit awkward.||Emma Frost:|
|Magneto:||For you, perhaps. You may be forgetting that I have spent my entire life fighting to survive.|
|Not just awkward, then. Melodramatic, too. Let us do what is necessary, darling. No blame.||Emma Frost:|
|Magneto:||I will make my own decisions about blame, Emma, thank you. But yes. Let us do what is necessary.|
|Agent, make sure you tell Fury that Magneto really was trying to kill me. This place gets to a certain kind of person.||Emma Frost:|
Mini-Boss - SeleneEdit
|Scarlet Witch:||I have lost sight of Selene. Emma? Charles? Do you know where she is?|
|Emma Frost:||She is no longer anywhere near you, Wanda. Stand down, darling. It appears you've won.|
|Scarlet Witch:||I'll get Avalanche and Cannonball back to the Helicarrier.|
|Maria Hill:||Better do it fast. Selene isn't your only enemy, there are Sentinels closing in on your position.|
Boss - Sebastian ShawEdit
|Emma Frost:||There's Sebastian. Excuse me. He and I have some things to sort out.|
|Nick Fury:||Keep an eye on her.|
|Emma Frost:||I heard that, Nicholas.|
|Professor X:||How long will you profess your suspicions of her, Director Fury?|
|Nick Fury:||As long as it keeps her motivated, Professor.|
|Typical Emma Frost. Watch, and watch, and watch. Then make a grand entrance when it's too late to make a difference.||Sebastian Shaw:|
|Emma Frost:||Sebastian, darling, you're sweet to take in Brotherhood refugees, but you and I both know you'll just feed them to the Sentinels to buy yourself time. I can't watch that happen.|
|So somewhere in that diamond body is a beating heart? Hard to believe. You're here to be Queen again...but will you be White or Black?||Sebastian Shaw:|
|Emma Frost:||Either is fine. As long as it's my move.|
|Emma Frost:||Sebastian and his little court of knights and bishops are gone. I suspect Selene whisked them away somewhere.|
|Maria Hill:||There are sentinels targeting your location, Emma. We're targeting them, but you might not have a smooth trip back to the Helicarrier.|
|Emma Frost:||Understood, Maria.
Do we still have Avalanche, or did Shaw reclaim him?
|Maria Hill:||He's still here. I think we're in good shape.|
|Emma Frost:||Cheers all around, then.|
|Tony Stark:||The Brotherhood of Mutants has basically ceased to exist. I always thought we'd be a little happier about that when it happened.|
|Maria Hill:||We would be, except we didn't really win anything.|
|Tony Stark:||Don't be so sensitive. Where we had the Brotherhood, now we've got Bastion and legions of Sentinels, Sinister and a bunch of mad scientists, and Shaw absorbing Mystique and the mutants loyal to her.|
|Maria Hill:||Everything's reshuffled. Two years ago we were worried about Magneto and Mystique, now we're worried about Sinister and Shaw.|
|Emma Frost:||Plus ça change...|
|Tony Stark:||Anyway. Welcome aboard, Avalanche. What did you bring us, anyway? We always expect presents when a new guy joins.|
|Tony Stark:||Ooh, tricky. So without their MGH-fueled drone army, the Brotherhood had to run for the hills.|
|Avalanche:||Yeah. That's when I knew it was time to get out.|
|Maria Hill:||All right. Time for a full debrief. Let's get back to New York.|