Mini-Boss - Vapor
|Maria Hill:||Was that mist around those Servo Guards? Where did it come from?|
|Luke Cage:||Not mist. That was Vapor. I saw her just for a second.|
|Maria Hill:||If she's controlling the robots, she's our primary target.|
|Luke Cage:||She's insubstantial, Maria. How am I supposed to punch fog in the mouth?|
|Tony Stark:||You'll find a way, Cage. And the Agent here is nothing if not resourceful.|
|Luke Cage:||Vapor. This ought to be interesting.|
|Knuckle up, Cage. Isn't that the term?||Vapor:|
|Luke Cage:||It's one of them.|
|Can't wait for you to tell me more while you're swinging and missing.||Vapor:|
Boss - Whiplash
|Ah, the man whose skin nothing can cut. How do you get a flu shot? Ha! Ha!||Whiplash:|
|Luke Cage:||There's a nose spray. You going to talk about Servo Guards or should I kick your ass first?|
|My whips will cut you open, Cage. Then your nose spray can vaccinate your guts!||Whiplash:|
|Luke Cage:||One more surprised bad guy. One of these days they’ll learn.|
|Nick Fury:||I hope they don’t. I prefer the bad guys dumb.|
|Tony Stark:||If they were all dumb, we'd have them all in the Vault and we could retire.|
|Nick Fury:||Maybe so. But until then, we keep kicking ass.|
Mini-Boss - Boomerang
|Luke Cage:||Nick, I'm looking at Boomerang right outside one of the science labs.|
|Nick Fury:||10-4. Hit him whenever you're ready.
If AIM is inside one of the labs, they'll be cooking up something nasty with Iso-8.
|Maria Hill:||I don't think we need to tell you that's an undesirable outcome.|
|Always wondered just how unbreakable your skin is, Cage.||Boomerang:|
|Luke Cage:||Everybody's curious about that. Answer's always the same.|
|Let's find out.||Boomerang:|
|Luke Cage:||Amazing how everyone always thinks they're gonna be the one to cut me.
Seems like they always run at about the same time, too.
|Nick Fury:||Bring him in next time, Cage. Every dirtbag who runs is a dirtbag we need to fight again.|
|Luke Cage:||You think you can do better, you're welcome to try.|
Boss - Gray Gargoyle
|Maria Hill:||Boomerang was protecting the approach to the lab for the Grey Gargoyle.
Cage, do you have a definite location?
|Luke Cage:||I'm looking right at him.|
|Cage, what an unexpected opportunity. Would you like to see what I am working on?||Grey Gargoyle:|
|Luke Cage:||Nope. I'm here to work myself.|
|Ah. By which you mean, "work me over," ne c'est pas?||Grey Gargoyle:|
|Luke Cage:||And they say the French don't understand English.|
|Luke Cage:||C'est finis, baby.|
|Tony Stark:||Let's bring him in. Agent, if you've got the campus locked down, rendezvous back at the Helicarrier.|
Mini-Boss - Bulldozer/Thunderball
|Tony Stark:||Bulldozer and Thunderball, together again.|
|Maria Hill:||Cage, you mind putting these two back where they belong?|
|Luke Cage:||Piece of cake.|
|Luke Cage:||Are you Tweedledum and Tweedledee, or is that the other two?|
|Cage, the joint didn't wise you up at all.||Bulldozer:|
|You still don't know when to walk away from a fight you can't win.||Thunderball:|
|Luke Cage:||Never seen that fight yet.|
|Luke Cage:||No joking this time.|
|Luke Cage:||Halfway there.|
|Nick Fury:||Get a move on. Magic readings are going crazy up here.|
|Tony Stark:||We'll have the location zeroed in soon. Be ready.|
Mini-Boss - Piledriver/Wrecker
|Luke Cage:||Piledriver and the Wrecker himself. This makes two pair.
Against me, that's never a winning hand.
|Luke Cage:||Lemme guess. Mutt and Jeff.|
|Don't piss us off, Cage.||Piledriver:|
|Luke Cage:||Dumb and Dumber?|
|That's it. Now we're mad.||Wrecker:|
|Luke Cage:||You want to see mad? I'm about to wrap that crowbar around your neck.|
|Tony Stark:||We should start a shuttle just to get the Wrecking Crew back to the Raft.|
|Maria Hill:||Hand ninjas are clustering in the area we think the magic is coming from. Stand by for confirmation.|
|Luke Cage:||I'll get a head start.|
|Tony Stark:||Agent, get freshened up. When the word comes, we'll need you moving tout suite.|
Boss - Elektra
|Tony Stark:||We've pinpointed the location of the magic. It's a portal.|
|Luke Cage:||I'm there. Got a bead on Elektra.|
|Maria Hill:||The magic readings are peaking. It's now or never.|
|Luke Cage:||Sounds like it better be now.|
|Cage, you and S.H.I.E.L.D. are always just a little too late.||Elektra:|
|Luke Cage:||If you're still here, we're not too late.
By the way, you seen Doom? He still owes me money.
|You've got bigger problems than uncollected debts, Cage.
Starting with me.
|Luke Cage:||You got a big problem, Elektra. Its name is me.|
|Luke Cage:||Elektra's down. But this portal is still open--
|Nick Fury:||We didn't make it. The Red Skull lives.|
|Herrliche neue Welt!||Red Skull:|
|Luke Cage:||Yeah, it's a new world. And you're not welcome in it.|
|Untermensch, you and all your kind will soon know what is meant by a Tausendjahriges Reich!||Red Skull:|
|Luke Cage:||My kind? My kind!? Stand and fight, Schmidt, and you'll find out who's the Untermensch here.|
|Luke Cage:||He's gone. Portal's closed.|
|Nick Fury:||This changes everything.|
|Luke Cage:||I'm just going to say it: there is nothing more satisfying in the world than cracking Nazi skulls.|
|Tony Stark:||Someone just called 911 from an antique store here. The Circle of 8 just tore the place apart and stole a number of items.|
|Luke Cage:||I'm close by.|
|Tony Stark:||Go get 'em, Cage. Recover what you can.|
|Luke Cage:||I've got a double handful of weird little trinkets. You want them back at the Helicarrier?|
|Tony Stark:||That would be great. Let's get a look at them.|
Mini-Boss - Hydro-Man
|Tony Stark:||Hydro-Man. He never could resist getting in on a crime spree.|
|Luke Cage:||I'm going after him. I never liked that guy and I especially don't like him uptown.|
|Luke Cage:||What's the game? World coming to an end and all you can think of to do is steal stuff?|
|Hardly. A little purge to make room for the new boss. Which isn't you.||Hydro-Man:|
|Luke Cage:||Never wanted to be the boss of anything but myself. But I don't think you're cut out for the job either.|
|It's not up to you, tough guy.||Hydro-Man:|
|Luke Cage:||You see anyone else here about to kick your ass? I didn't think so.|
|Luke Cage:||Someone come clean up this mess. I've got better things to do. Starting with drying off.|
|Tony Stark:||You sure do. We'll squeegee up Hydro-Man. You hit the streets again and find out who's really running this show.
Still no Circle of 8 presence, but I have a hunch...
|Luke Cage:||About what?|
|Tony Stark:||Just remembering what happened with Vision... watch out, Cage.|
Boss - The Hood
|Luke Cage:||You wanted to know who's running this show? Try the Hood.
He's right here, big as life.
|Maria Hill:||Hm. We haven't seen demons or Mindless Ones. You sure?|
|Luke Cage:||Yeah. I'm sure. And there might not be any demons, but there's all of a sudden a damn lot of Circle of 8... and they're chanting my name.|
|Tony Stark:||Weird. Like they did with Vision.|
|Cage. Care to listen to a proposition?||The Hood:|
|Luke Cage:||Is it a long one?|
|No, real simple. You've been led here to see if you are worthy of being one of the Eight.||The Hood:|
|Luke Cage:||Bull. Nobody would leave a decision like that up to you. What are you trying to sucker me into?|
|A new world is coming. Those who join us will be kings in the chaos. You want a piece of the city for your own? You got it.||The Hood:|
|Luke Cage:||I was born at night, Robbins, but it wasn't last night. Whatever your play is, you're not making me part of it.|
|Too bad. I thought I'd spare you the trouble of dying miserably, but it's your call.||The Hood:|
|Luke Cage:||I'm guessing you heard that.|
|Nick Fury:||Loud and clear. The Hood invited you into the Circle of 8, contingent on you busting his ass to prove you're tough enough.|
|Luke Cage:||That part's taken care of. What's it mean?|
|Tony Stark:||He's lying. He is, after all, a demonically possessed thief and murderer. We've got nothing to connect him to the Circle of 8, or to strange things falling from the sky.|
|Nick Fury:||Agreed. The only thing we can tell from this is the Hood wants in on whatever the Circle of 8 is doing... and the Circle of 8 are holding some kind of audition.|
|Agent Coulson:||For what, is the question.|
|Tony Stark:||You want my opinion, I don't think anyone's running the Circle of 8. They're pure chaos. Pure anarchy.|
|Agent Coulson:||Maybe not. We don't know enough to say for sure.|
|Nick Fury:||Why'd the Hood want you, Cage?|
|Luke Cage:||He didn't say. There were some of the crazy cultists around, though, and you heard the chanting.|
|Agent Coulson:||Yes, it's interesting. Some of them are still doing it in the Helicarrier holding cells.|
|Nick Fury:||Interesting how?|
|Agent Coulson:||Every little bit of information is interesting. Mr. Stark will scoff, but I don't think it's a coincidence, the Circle of 8 appearing at the same time we start seeing Incursions.|
Mini-Boss - Baron Mordo
|Magik:||I couldn't keep hold of him. Strange, dammit, I could have used your help.|
|Dr. Strange:||The Vishanti will determine when Mordo receives his justice. Believe me, I am as eager as anyone alive to see it happen.|
|Luke Cage:||Killer Shrike and Raza Longknife just turned up hanging upside down in a warehouse. Circle of 8 is at it again.|
|Tony Stark:||Or still. They're killing... how would you characterize their targets?|
|Maria Hill:||Not the cream of the villainous crop, that's for sure. Maybe the Circle of 8 can't take on stronger adversaries... at least not yet.|
|Luke Cage:||Yeah. The minor leaguers. So the next question is why?|
|That nutcase Deadpool gave me an opening. I'm gonna go right through it, and Fisk won't be able to do a damn thing.
Stay out of my way, and I'll make it worth your while to take the day off.
|Iron Fist:||Not today. The Heroes for Hire are working for free.|
|Luke Cage:||Funny what happens when the world's about to end.|
|Chumps. I didn't know S.H.I.E.L.D. needed charity. Maybe I'll write them a check to them once I'm through with you. Get 'em, boys!||Hammerhead:|
|Iron Fist:||One less Maggia problem to deal with.|
|Luke Cage:||Temporarily, at least. He never stays gone for long.|
|Agent Coulson:||Being a crime boss takes perseverance. And pinstripes.|
Mini-Boss - Nul
|Wolverine:||I found Cage. But the news isn't good.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're seeing it too, Wolverine. We didn't get here in time. You'll have to engage him directly.|
|Wolverine:||They told me not to kill you. But looking at you, I think I ought to.
There's too many of you Worthy already. Let Odin's brother handle his own family problems. He doesn't need all you guys. Come on, Cage.
|Wolverine:||Here goes nothin'.|
|Maria Hill:||One of the demons is loose and headed up through Central Park with something small. Maybe a letter.|
|Tony Stark:||Cage, you're in the area already. Can you intercept and take it down while it's still isolated?|
|Luke Cage:||On my way.|
|Luke Cage:||It's down for good. Made kind of a mess.|
|Maria Hill:||What was it carrying?|
|Luke Cage:||I think it was headed out of town. You were right, it had a letter. Only thing written on the outside is Christ's Crown.|
|Maria Hill:||What is that?|
|Tony Stark:||I don't know. What's in the letter?|
|Luke Cage:||It's sealed. I didn't open it in case there was some kind of spell on it.|
|Tony Stark:||Good move. Let's get it to Strange so he can take a look.|
|Tony Stark:||We sure could use that National Guard armory as a staging area.
Cage, you've got the human touch and all those impressive muscles. Maybe you can go sweet-talk the officer in charge?
|Luke Cage:||Sweet talk?|
|Tony Stark:||You know what I mean.|
|Luke Cage:||If you say so. It'll be nice to get off the flight deck for a change. I've seen too many Quinjets and not enough action lately.|
|Luke Cage:||It's all ours.|
|Tony Stark:||See, I knew you were the guy for the job.|
|Nick Fury:||Cage, we're kicking off another diversionary operation. You're our man. Start going after any Circle of 8 in your vicinity.|
|Maria Hill:||Make it seem like you're defending a particular spot.|
|Luke Cage:||I am. It's called New York City.|
|Luke Cage:||I don't know who was diverted from what, but there was a damn lot of cultists in the area.|
|Nick Fury:||Sounds like it worked, then.|