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"Thanos has returned to Earth and a Test Subject army is unleashed. Taking intel from Maximus the Mad seems like the least of the problems."
— Mission Preview
|Nick Fury:||Agent, we're facing a new Test Subject variant. That's the bad news on Earth. The news from space is worse.|
|Tony Stark:||Do I have to guess? How many chances do I get?|
|You're wasting time, Fury. While you pose riddles, Thanos himself approaches.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||Thanos? Busted out of his sweet space-amber prison? That's what I was going to guess as soon as you said "worse."
Also: Maximus?! Nick, is there something you're not telling us?
|Maria Hill:||He came to us for help--|
|I came to warn you. Thanos has an army of Test Subjects and he is intent on using them to at last conquer Earth.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||You know this guy's nuts, right? Maybe not a good idea to take strategic advice from him?|
|Nick Fury:||Just like I don't take it from you. I'm well aware of Maximus' character and history. But his story checks out... so far.|
|Maria Hill:||Go after the Test Subjects. According to Maximus, Thanos has sent the Black Order as well. We're being invaded, people. This is war.|
|Nick Fury:||We've already briefed the Inhumans and they are fully on board. Coordinate with them in the field.|
The first thing we need to do is get Maximus to a secure location. Send a hero to escort him to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, and keep quiet about it.
A field team at this location could use a little extra muscle handling a mob of Test Subjects. Thundra is in the vicinity.
|Tony Stark:||Thundra, you happen to be the closest super-powered slab of muscle to a Test Subject mob menacing the local civilians.|
|Agent Coulson:||I think what Mr. Stark means is: Can you please lend the field team a hand?|
|Thundra:||Of course... there's nothing I love more than combat.|
|Thundra:||Did you want to save any of these? Some are perhaps still useful for research.|
|Agent Coulson:||We'll take a look, thank you.|
|Thundra:||Take note, Anthony Stark. One of these days your mouth will run too far and I'll show you why the female is the deadliest of our species.|
Some of our satellite surveillance was compromised when the Black Order returned, and we'll need it. Send a hero to escort high-altitude reconnaissance missions until the satellites are back online.
We need more muscle out there. Brute force is a useful approach with the Test Subjects, and since Hulk is in the neighborhood too, maybe he can go out and put a scare into them...
|Hulk:||That was only funny once.|
|Tony Stark:||Boy, when it comes to the smashing, he really is without peer.|
Let's make sure Maximus doesn't get any ideas about breaking out of his secure facility and going on the run. Send a hero to patrol... and, like before, keep quiet about the location.
MiniBoss - Black Dwarf
|Maria Hill:||Here's one more part of Maximus' story that we can now verify: Black Dwarf just intercepted a field team. They're going to need immediate backup.|
|Crystal:||I see him.|
|Maria Hill:||Then go get him, Crystal. Agent, make sure she's not going in there alone.|
|Crystal:||That's far enough.|
|You protect your family. I understand this. Yet it will do neither of you any good. Maximus must answer for his treachery.||Black Dwarf:|
|Crystal:||Maximus? What does this have to do with Maximus?|
|Ah. He has not told you. This I also understand. Pity there will be no chance for you to learn the truth from him.||Black Dwarf:|
|Maximus, present yourself!||Black Dwarf:|
|My fight is not with you. Present Maximus!||Black Dwarf:|
|It's... invigorating to draw the attention of the Black Order. However, Black Dwarf lies. Anything Thanos wishes him to say, he says.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||You're not known for an appreciation of the truth, either.|
|Crystal:||What is the truth, Maximus?|
|As I have said. Thanos hunts me as he hunts all the Inhumans because we protected Thane.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||Who's we? I don't remember seeing you there.|
|Maria Hill:||We've made the call, Tony. The mission is to defend against Test Subjects and the Black Order, not interrogate Thanos.|
|Tony Stark:||I'm multitasking.|
MiniBoss - Supergiant
|Agent Coulson:||Gorgon's out stomping Test Subjects and he just reported running into Supergiant.|
|Tony Stark:||Agent, bring in a support team before she eats all of our minds.|
|I know Maximus is near. I know you do not wish to protect him. Why then you stand in my way?||Supergiant:|
|Gorgon:||If you're reading my mind, you already know.|
|The mind of Maximus stands out... you know you cannot hide from me, don't you?||Supergiant:|
|This is purest idiocy. Would Maximus do the same for you?||Supergiant:|
|Gorgon:||I prefer a more straightforward battle. Hard to smash someone who fights with her mind.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, in times like these, everyone has to be adaptable. Did we see where she went?
And do we have Maximus in a shielded location? Supergiant is pretty good at following psychic trails.
|Maria Hill:||We've got Professor X hiding him for now, but that won't work forever.|
Boss - Nebula
|Tony Stark:||Nebula has dropped by to give the Black Order a hand.|
|Maria Hill:||Let's escort her off-planet, shall we?|
|Medusa:||I will see to it myself.|
|Queen of the Inhumans. Thanos sends his regards.||Nebula:|
|Medusa:||The regard of Thanos is something I avoid.|
|Turn over your husband's thieving brother. and Thanos will look another direction.||Nebula:|
|Medusa:||For a little while, perhaps. Until he has another pretext for invasion. I'd prefer to settle things now.|
|As you wish.||Nebula:|
|Maximus entered into an agreement. Now he has gone back on it. He endangers all of you. You will protect him still?||Nebula:|
|All this will end when you give us Maximus.||Nebula:|
|A liar, a traitor... and still you protect him.||Nebula:|
|Thanos will have his way, Medusa. He was only after Maximus at first, but if you anger him you too will be targets of his vengeance.||Nebula:|
|Medusa:||If not for this, for another reason. It makes no difference to me.|
|Not yet. But it will.||Nebula:|
|Medusa:||She's gone. Can we track her? She might lead us to Thanos.|
|Agent Coulson:||Trying... no. She slipped our surveillance.|
|Nick Fury:||Any sign of Thanos anywhere?|
|Agent Coulson:||Negative, Boss. We'll keep looking.|
|Nick Fury:||So the Black Order and Nebula claim they're after Maximus because he went back on a deal with them. Thoughts?|
|Agent Coulson:||It's not impossible.|
|Maria Hill:||It's also not smart to take Thanos' flunkies as reliable sources of intel.|
|Tony Stark:||As opposed to, say, Maximus the Mad, who is ethically unimpeachable.|
|Maria Hill:||Let's hear what he has to say. Maximus?|
|I said there was a Test Subject army; there was. I said Thanos and the Black Order were after me; they are. You still think I'm lying, Stark?||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||You know what I think? I think everyone is lying.|
|Agent Coulson:||Your trust issues are showing.|
|Tony Stark:||Easy for you to say, Eagle Scout. You don't know the Inhumans like I do. Something's fishy here, and when we find out what it is, you're all going to wish you'd listened to me.|
"The Black Order seem more interested in resolving a bad business agreement than engaging in global warfare. Something feels off, and all signs point back to Maximus."
— Mission Preview
|Tony Stark:||Maximus is still dodging the Black Order. How much longer are we going to hide him?|
|Maria Hill:||As long as Black Bolt and Medusa want us to. Medusa?|
|Medusa:||We can't let the Black Order get hold of him. I don't think he's telling the entire truth, but neither do I believe what Nebula said.|
|Tony Stark:||He knows more about these Test Subjects than he's telling us. They've had Terrigen exposure.
Hmmm. Who do we know that has access to Terrigen Mists and is loony enough to help someone create an army of homicidal mutants?
|Nick Fury:||You don't seem to be on board with our strategy, Tony. Do we need to iron this out?|
Test Subjects are attacking a power station, and they've damaged its controls. If it overheats, there's going to be a mighty big fire... and and equally big power outage. We can't afford either. Send Iceman to cool things down.
|Tony Stark:||Bobby, this is maybe a little beneath you, but how about you put a coating of ice on the power station? We can't afford to have a big fire there.
The fire department's overstretched and this is no time for a blackout.
|Iceman:||10-4, man. One power-station deep freeze, coming right up.|
|Iceman:||Nobody's burning that baby down anytime soon. Plus I chilled out the Test Subjects.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, now, wasn't that thoughtful.|
The Black Order's rampage has left chaos in their wake. First responders and emergency workers need a little help keeping order while they work. Send a hero to keep potential looters and criminals in line.
All of Gorgon's stomping around has destabilized a building here. It's about to collapse. Molly Hayes is our closest asset with the strength to hold it up.
|Agent Coulson:||Molly, this isn't really a job for a kid, but--|
|Molly Hayes:||I've done plenty of jobs that aren't really for kids.|
|Agent Coulson:||True. There's a building about to fall down. A lot of people are going to die if you can't hold it up until they're evacuated.|
|Molly Hayes:||Why is that not a job for a kid?|
|Agent Coulson:||I... you're right. Thank you for helping us.|
|Agent Coulson:||Evacuation's complete. Now you can let it drop.|
|Molly Hayes:||Good. I think I need a nap...|
There are rumors of monsters in the subways. It's probably nothing, but if someone's using Terrigen Mists... better check it out.
Hercules appears to have killed some kind of creature by the river that has undergone Terrigenesis...
|Hercules:||I happened upon this creature at the edge of the river. The battle was joined! And I emerged victorious.|
|Hercules:||By the one-eyed shade of Polyphemus, it rises again!
And I have dispatched it once more!
|Tony Stark:||We're going to need you to stay there and keep killing it until we can get it contained.|
|Hercules:||I am a poor watchman. My blood must keep moving!|
|Tony Stark:||Glad you stayed on as long as you did. I think we're all set now. Get on with your bad self and fight.|
MiniBoss - Corvus Glaive
|Agent Coulson:||Corvus Glaive is taking the lead this time around. Gorgon, you're up.
Try not to shake the city down.
|Gorgon:||You told me this area was seismically stable.|
|Tony Stark:||It is, just... take it easy, you know?|
|No farther? Why, Thanos has sent me. Do you countermand his commands?||Corvus Glaive:|
|Gorgon:||I stand for ruined Attilan, and I say no farther.|
|Stand for what you will. You will fall no matter what you stand for.||Corvus Glaive:|
|Gorgon:||Ah, wit. Let's see what wit looks like with hoofprints on its face.|
|I will quite enjoy cutting through all of Attilan's nobility on my way to Maximus.||Corvus Glaive:|
|You are still not Maximus. Do you intentionally vex me?||Corvus Glaive:|
|Gorgon:||They are not fighting to kill us. Each of them fights to buy more time for the others to get closer to Maximus.|
|Tony Stark:||Finally someone's talking sense.|
|Gorgon:||But why are they after him? There must be a reason. What has he done to them?|
|Cousin, you wrong me.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Gorgon:||No, I just know you.|
|Thanos is angry because I alerted you to the Test Subjects he created. I told you that.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Tony Stark:||I know what you told us. What I don't know is why you're all of a sudden so worried about Earth and brotherly love.
When we're done with the Black Order here, you're going to level with us. Got it?
|You're very clear.||Maximus the Mad:|
MiniBoss - Proxima Midnight
|Tony Stark:||Crystal and Corvus Glaive's girlfriend are about to tangle. Agent, you better get there with some fire support.|
|Agent Coulson:||I thought they were married.|
|Tony Stark:||They strike me as the type to live in sin, wouldn't you agree?
Plus I don't know if Earth recognizes marriages performed by loony Deviants.
|Ah, the elementalist. Sister to the queen, I ask you: Where is the brother to the king?||Proxima Midnight:|
|Crystal:||He is not for you to have. Whatever he has done, we will judge it.|
|Thanos feels differently, and it is his will I serve.||Proxima Midnight:|
|I enjoy this, but our mission is to hunt Maximus. Where is he?||Proxima Midnight:|
|Where is Maximus? Soon I will stop asking and start carving it out of you.||Proxima Midnight:|
|Crystal:||She has learned that Maximus is not so easily found.|
|Tony Stark:||Even if he should be.|
|Tony Stark:||Okay. I'll stay out of it.|
|Maria Hill:||Crystal, we're still sheltering Maximus, but the city's taking a beating.|
|Tony Stark:||At least the Test Subjects are fighting the Black Order, too.|
|Maria Hill:||Civilian casualties don't care who is on whose side. How long is this going to go on?|
|Crystal:||Until we get Thanos off his trail and we can learn the full truth about why Maximus has come here.|
Boss - Ronan
|Tony Stark:||Things are getting hot. Ronan the Accuser is here, and he's calling for Maximus.|
|Nick Fury:||Well, he can't have him. Who's going to convey that message?|
|Nick Fury:||You sure? This might be a good time for Black Bolt to take the lead.|
|Karnak:||Diplomacy is more my arena that his, Director.|
|Nick Fury:||Are we sure this is a time for diplomacy?|
|Karnak:||We shall see.|
|Karnak:||What is your errand here, Ronan?|
|Maximus the Mad is accused of causing war between Thanos and the people of Earth.
Furthermore, he is accused of reneging on his agreement with Thanos and thereby creating the conditions for that war to begin.
|Tony Stark:||Reneging on--|
|Turn your Test Subject Army over to Thanos, as you agreed, and that charge will be expunged.||Ronan:|
|Tony Stark:||I knew it. I knew it! You people didn't believe me, but I knew we couldn't trust that guy. I mean, where was Thanos--or anyone but an Inhuman--going to get that much Terrigen to work with?|
|Gorgon:||Nobody trusted him, Stark. But it was his word against Thanos'.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, now we know. Hope it's not too late.|
|Surrender him, let his army stand down, and we will have no further quarrel.||Ronan:|
|Karnak:||As satisfying as I would find it to be rid of Maximus, he's family. The royals of Attilan will administer their own justice, Ronan.|
|Yield, Maximus, and your ordeal will end.||Ronan:|
|Still you protect him?||Ronan:|
|Karnak:||No. We protect Earth... from you.|
|I withdraw... but the accusation against Maximus stands. Have a care lest you be accused yourselves, for interfering.||Ronan:|
|Tony Stark:||Maximus sure did make us look like Mayberry RFD, didn't he? We've been had. Ronan has a lot of negative personal qualities, but he doesn't lie.|
|Medusa:||No. He doesn't. Maximus has run to Thanos, begging for his life. I cannot decipher the words, but the nature of his emotions is clear.|
|Nick Fury:||Where are they?|
|Medusa:||I don't know. They are moving, growing more distant...|
|Nick Fury:||Uh uh. We are not going to harbor the mastermind of this new Test Subject army and then just let him walk away. Coulson. Find them.|
|Agent Coulson:||Roger that, Boss.|
Epic Boss - Thanos/Black Order
|Maria Hill:||But now we have to take on Thanos.|
|Tony Stark:||No biggie. Was going to happen sooner or later. Let's get to it.|
|Medusa:||Blackagar is already moving to intercept him.|
|I see no one is interested in conversation.||Thanos:|
|It is best. You may die attempting to capture Maximus from me, but at least I will not have to listen to you chatter while I do it.||Thanos:|
|Blackagar, I know what it is to be disappointed by family. My own son imprisoned me in amber.
It must fill you with hate that your own brother is the direst threat to your family... second only to me.
|I leave you alive, Blackagar. Your brother as well, if he delivers what he has promised.||Thanos:|
|Interfere no longer. What limited capacity I have for mercy is exhausted now.||Thanos:|
|A stalwart performance, Blackagar. Console yourself with that, while I finalize the new arrangement with your brother.||Thanos:|
|Yes. He is putting his talents to use for me... in return for his life, which was forfeit to me.
We will meet again, Blackagar. What remains between us must be settled.
|Tony Stark:||Maximus is on the run... but before he split, he apparently handed Thanos the keys to his Test Subject army.|
|Professor X:||Permit me to clarify. Thanos and Maximus are speaking at this moment.|
|Your life is forfeit to me, Maximus. What can you offer in payment of this debt?||Thanos:|
|You saw what the Terrigen Mists did for the Test Subjects. What if you had the means to create a thousand new such minions... or a million?||Maximus the Mad:|
|And how would you do this?||Thanos:|
|A Terrigen Bomb. It would spread the particles of mist over an entire city... or a nation if you wished.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Build it. If it works, you may continue to draw breath. But if you betray me again, the universe will not be large enough to hide you from my revenge.||Thanos:|
|Professor X:||Your suspicions were correct. There is a deal, and a Terrigen Bomb is a menace far greater than the Test Subject army we already face.|
"The truth about Maximus is revealed, and now there is more at stake than just a Test Subject army."
— Mission Preview
|Maria Hill:||We've tracked Maximus here, but Thanos has set up the Black Order to guard him.|
|Tony Stark:||Kill him, guard him... kill him, guard him... poor indecisive Thanos. Why are you looking at me like that, Nick?|
|Nick Fury:||We need to cut through the Black Order, and fast, because intel confirms Maximus is building Thanos a Terrigen Bomb.
Do I need to spell out what will happen if a bomb like that went off in the City of Wakanda... or New York?
|Tony Stark:||Nope. Millions of people suddenly undergoing Terrigenesis, that kind of speaks for itself.|
|Nick Fury:||Then let's make sure it doesn't happen. Black Bolt is going after Maximus, but he'll need some help getting through the Black Order.|
A group of White Gorillas has stolen what appears to be a capsule of Terrigen Mist. Hunt them down and retrieve it.
Psylocke has been searching the edge of the City of Wakanda, looking for signs of Maximus' lab. Instead she found a truckload of Test Subjects... right as they got loose. Keep her there to hold them in place until we can pick them up.
|Psylocke:||Fury, I thought I had found Maximus' lab... and perhaps I have, just not his new one.|
|Nick Fury:||Clarify, please.|
|Psylocke:||I broke into this complex of buildings and it's full of Test Subjects. I think I can keep them inside, but not forever.|
|Nick Fury:||We're sending help, Psylocke. Hang in there.|
|Agent Coulson:||She's right. This was one of Maximus' labs. He's done some interesting things with Terrigenesis.|
|Nick Fury:||I'm sure he's doing interesting things with that bomb for Thanos, too. Interesting is not always desirable. Give me boring once in a while.|
If Black Panther goes after Maximus, things are going to get ugly. We have a mission that might distract him...
|Black Panther:||Maximus chooses Wakanda for his Terrigen Bomb? WAKANDA?|
|Tony Stark:||T'Challa, we've got a bigger problem. There are traces of Terrigen Mist in a couple of other locations in the City of Wakanda... but they're high-security locations. We can't get in.
But you can.
|Black Panther:||Very well. Deploy your containment teams and I will meet them to provide access.|
|Black Panther:||Stark, I know what you did.|
|Tony Stark:||I figured you'd catch up.|
|Black Panther:||A childish ruse. Yet perhaps wise. I apologize for losing my temper.|
|Tony Stark:||Don't apologize to me, T'Challa. I'd lose my temper too if Maximus the Mad was in my house building a bomb. Let's just take care of the problem, shall we?|
We need to keep these Test Subjects contained while we search for Maximus' lab. Send a hero to secure this location.
A group of White Gorillas has stolen what appears to be a capsule of Terrigen Mist. Hunt them down and retrieve it.
MiniBoss - Proxima Midnight/Black Dwarf
|Maria Hill:||Proxima Midnight and Black Dwarf just annihilated a field team doing a sweep for Maximus.|
|Agent Coulson:||We must be getting warm.|
|Maria Hill:||Medusa is en route to engage. Agent, go with her.|
|Medusa:||It is our turn now to demand Maximus.|
|He is quite in demand.||Proxima Midnight:|
|We refuse. Will you bind us with your hair?||Black Dwarf:|
|When we have defeated you, before you die, we will cut those lovely tresses.||Proxima Midnight:|
|How ironic. Now you want Maximus, and you can't have him.||Proxima Midnight:|
|You fight, and you fight... and in the end, none of it will matter.||Black Dwarf:|
|Medusa:||The path is clear... or at least this portion of it.|
|Maria Hill:||Proceed with caution, Medusa.|
|Tony Stark:||But not too much caution. Maximus is a-tinkering.|
MiniBoss - Supergiant
|Agent Coulson:||Karnak has run into Supergiant and Corvus Glaive. Our guess is the Black Order is protecting approaches to Maximus.|
|Maria Hill:||That gives us a clue where Maximus is, but knowing that won't help if we can't get to him.|
|Agent Coulson:||So let's get out there and give Karnak a little boost before Supergiant eats his mind.|
|Tony Stark:||The clock is ticking. Maximus won't take forever building his bomb.|
|I could not have hoped for better fortune. Most delectable of minds, Karnak presents himself.||Supergiant:|
|Karnak:||I fear you will go hungry today, Supergiant.|
|To the contrary. I will keep you breathing long enough for Supergiant to feed.||Corvus Glaive:|
|I will feast on you, Karnak. A rare delicacy.||Supergiant:|
|Karnak, your head will adorn the armrest of Thanos' throne.||Corvus Glaive:|
|Karnak:||Have we located Maximus?|
|Agent Coulson:||We're detecting traces of Terrigen Mists all over the place. Probably not mutagenic levels, but everyone in the field should be aware.|
|Tony Stark:||If you see a weird mist, steer clear. Or, you know, embrace the new you.|
Boss - Maximus the Mad
|Agent Coulson:||We've got a lock on Maximus. He's in the final stages of creating the Terrigenesis Bomb.|
|Tony Stark:||If that thing goes off, Terrigen Mists will spread over Wakanda... and from there, they'll get into wind patterns and spread all over the world.|
|Maria Hill:||We're talking millions of people potentially affected.|
|Medusa:||Blackagar will stop it, but we must isolate Maximus if we can.|
|I see I have not convinced you. Pity.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Thanos! Once this bomb detonates, you and I are even.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Brother, you can't stop this. If it doesn't happen now, it will happen another time. No genie returns to the bottle.||Maximus the Mad:|
|Agent Coulson:||Maximus is down. Cordon off this entire area and evacuate everyone but the containment team.
Is the bomb finished?
|Medusa:||It appears he was able to finish one... and it's not here. There's an empty space between two other bomb assemblies.
There are capsules of Terrigen Mist lined up next to those. It doesn't appear he had the chance to affix them.
|Agent Coulson:||Even so, the bomb is dangerous. Essential personnel only. Everyone else out. I'll be right there.|
|Medusa:||Blackagar will take his brother back to your Helicarrier for now. Is there a place to hold him?|
|Tony Stark:||You bet there is. I'll meet Black Bolt on the flight deck.|
|To me, Cull Obsidian. Earth will be ours in due time. For now, let Maximus face whatever weak justice his brother will mete out.
We will return, Blackagar Boltagon. Your human allies cannot protect you forever.
|Tony Stark:||That's telling him.|
|Nick Fury:||Coulson. Status. Do we have Maximus' lab cordoned off? Even if he hasn't loaded the Terrigen Mists into those two bombs, they could still make a hell of a boom.|
|Agent Coulson:||Bad news there, Boss. Medusa was right. Maximus finished at least one of the Terrigen Bombs.
And he apparently was able to transfer it to Thanos before we arrived.
|Tony Stark:||Thanos has a Terrigen Bomb. Suddenly Test Subjects don't seem so bad.|
|Maria Hill:||Medusa, Maximus is our only lead about where that bomb might be.|
|Medusa:||We will hold Maximus and conduct his interrogation. Blackagar will consult with you about how to proceed.|
|Tony Stark:||This is a hell of a time for squabbling over jurisdiction.|
|Nick Fury:||Squeeze him hard. Find out where Thanos might have gone with that bomb. No patting yourselves on the back, people. We've got a Mad Titan loose with a weapon of mass destruction.
Anything else we did right doesn't measure up to that.
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