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"Mockingbird's debrief mentioned the Hellfire Club and the White Queen. She was investigating near the Brooklyn Bridge before she was abducted. Is Emma Frost attacking S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents?"
— Mission Preview
|Maria Hill:||We've finished Mockingbird's 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.
There are times when we need the police, and times when we need everyone out of the way. This is an instance of the second case. Send a polite and telegenic asset to move NYPD foot patrols out of here so we can work.
Helicarrier sensors have picked up some kind of explosive device here. Mr. Fantastic is on the ground at the bridge approach. See if he can pull the plug.
|Tony Stark:||Uh oh. Looks like some kind of device...|
|Mr. Fantastic:||It looks like a Triethylaluminium reservoir, with a surprisingly sophisticated dispersal mechanism.|
|Tony Stark:||Right, I was going to say an air activated incendiary. Don't worry - I can def...|
|Mr. Fantastic:||I've already deactivated the timing circuit. I'll transport it to safety, stay back.|
|Tony Stark:||Glad that was taken care of, Agent. You can...|
|Mr. Fantastic:||This area is clear, Agent. Good luck out there.|
The Hellfire Club has friends in high places. Some of them are making noise in diplomatic circles. Black Panther has diplomatic immunity, and he's very persuasive. Maybe he can quiet them down.
|Maria Hill:||T'Challa, I hate to ask you this, but we want to send you on a little political junket.|
|Black Panther:||What is this for?|
|Maria Hill:||Some of the Hellfire Club's connections are griping to their political friends. We need S.H.I.E.L.D. to have a voice in that conversation.|
|Nick Fury:||Just go talk to them. If you have to scare them a little, that's okay too.|
|Black Panther:||They will not want to cause an international incident.|
|Black Panther:||They are not going to give you any more trouble.|
|Maria Hill:||What did you do?|
|Black Panther:||I reminded them how much of the U.S. national debt Wakanda owns.|
|Maria Hill:||Understood. Glad to have you back in the field.|
The helipad on the East River just reported some strange comings and goings. They won't say more until we're on scene. Check it out.
We're hearing about an experimental prototype weapon called a Neurowipe. Is the Hellfire Club developing one? Kitty Pryde can get inside this lab and find out.
|Tony Stark:||Anybody heard of an item called a Neurowipe?
It's supposedly in development here. Kitty, slip through the building security and see what's going on.
|Kitty Pryde:||You got it.|
|Kitty Pryde:||Well, there's a lab, but no Neurowipe... unless it is really that effective.|
|Tony Stark:||Keep looking. We'll come back and take out the lab later. If we don't forget.|
MiniBoss - 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.|
|Tony Stark:||Let's educate these chumps on the difference between chess pieces and real royalty.|
|Storm:||I'm on it.|
|Maria Hill:||Don't hold back, Ororo. Time for a show of force.|
|Storm:||This is the emergency alert system. There is a high chance of lightning storms in the forecast. Stay indoors.|
|Tony Stark:||Did you see that Emma? Storm humbled your Elite Guard. Maybe she should join the Club...|
|Storm:||Not a chance, Tony.|
MiniBoss - 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:|
|Pawn takes Queen. I like this game.||Avalanche:|
|Nick Fury:||I've got my eye on you, Frost. You better not be sabotaging this operation.|
|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:||You know Hellfire Club membership is invitation-only, don't you, Blob?|
|Oh, they rolled out the red carpet for little ol' me.||Blob:|
|Phoenix:||Why would they do that?|
|I was told I have "A certain gravitas."||Blob:|
|I'm not goin' anywhere!||Blob:|
|What, you think you can levitate me?||Blob:|
|Phoenix:||No. I don't have to. Watch.|
|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.
"The Hellfire Club is using Sentinels to cause trouble near Pier 94, but who is using the Hellfire Club?"
— Mission Preview
|Maria Hill:||I don't say this often: Tony, I'm impressed.|
|Tony Stark:||It is a good haircut, I know.|
|Maria Hill:||Never mind. The Hellfire Club's mercenaries have been spotted working with Sentinels. Your hunch was right.|
|Nick Fury:||Mutants and Sentinels working together. That doesn't happen often, and usually it means Magneto.|
|Nightcrawler:||Director Fury. If Magneto and the Brotherhood are influencing the Hellfire Club, Mystique is probably involved. I want in.|
|Nick Fury:||We can use your help, Nightcrawler. But we haven't seen Mystique yet.|
|Nightcrawler:||How can you be sure?|
|Nick Fury:||Agent, figure out what the Hellfire Club is doing with those Sentinels.|
We haven't squared up our understanding of the Hellfire Club's "minor pieces": knights, bishops, and so forth. Xavier is in town. Send an emissary to him and see what he's willing to share.
These locations are too tight and too populated for a brute-force assault. It's Infiltrator time, and Nightcrawler is perfect. We need him in and out with a blueprint for a surgical strike team.
Heavy Iso-8 readings at this location but it's behind a lot of reinforced concrete. It's a job for a Bruiser. Somebody crack knuckles and get over there.
|Maria Hill:||Iso-8 sensors are picking up a large signature here. Looks like it's secured behind blast doors.|
|Nick Fury:||Let's get a bruiser out there to beat down the doors and bring it in.|
|Tony Stark:||All right, that's more goodies for the good guys. Any clue who put it there?|
|Nick Fury:||Not yet. Still combing the site.|
Oh, the weather outside is frightening, and the Hellfire Club needs lightning. Maybe "Storm" can cloud things up a little.
|Nick Fury:||We need to hit this location but our team will be sitting ducks on the approach, even in the snow.|
|Tony Stark:||Storm, you mind coming up with a little 'fog of war'?|
|Storm:||Not at all.|
|Nick Fury:||Perfect. Move out.|
|Nick Fury:||We are in and conducting the operation. Much appreciated, Storm.|
|Storm:||Oh, look the fog is heading out again. Who would have expected that?|
Rumor has it that Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan, was, or is, White King. Emma Frost isn't talking about it, but Hellstrom might... if we can find him. Let's start by putting the word out in occult circles that S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to talk to him.
MiniBoss - SentinelsEdit
|Maria Hill:||There's a group of Sentinels on the docks keeping our reinforcements at bay.|
|Nightcrawler:||They will never see me coming.|
|Nightcrawler:||These Sentinels are useless! Just a distraction.|
|Tony Stark:||I don't think the Hellfire Club is buying Sentinels just to lead us on a chase. These are heavily modified - we need to figure out who's making them.|
|Nightcrawler:||You know as well as I do that it is Magneto.|
|Maria Hill:||Let's not make assumptions yet. Keep looking Agent.|
MiniBoss - 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:||In Soviet Russia, Sentinel modifies you!|
|That joke, it is older than you, and not funny.
Real joke is I am going to beat up little girl for capitalist swine Hellfire Club.
|Run away puny heroes. I have work to do.||Crimson Dynamo:|
|I will take you apart, and see how you work.||Crimson Dynamo:|
|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.|
|Mutants, you have entered my killing range.||Omega Sentinel:|
|Scarlet Witch:||Must be quite a dilemma for a Sentinel, having mutants tell you to kill other mutants. I wonder... how did they program you?|
|Flee, mutants. I will hunt you down.||Omega Sentinel:|
|Scarlet Witch:||You've already had an unlucky life. Why make it worse?|
|Purification imperative is in effect. Commence.||Omega Sentinel:|
|Scarlet Witch:||I've known machines with more soul than this thing. She seems to have been purged of her humanity.|
|Tony Stark:||The Sentinel hardware should control her, but as far as I can tell, she should still maintain her memories.
Maybe there's a way to tap into her memory. Bring her in, lock her up, and let's see what we can do.
|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?|
"Labs hidden in the Meat Packing district are being used to create weaponized Test Subjects. If this continues, the Hellfire Club will have a private army."
— Mission Preview
|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.|
This building is about to collapse with a lot of people inside. Get Colossus over there to hold it up for just... one... minute...
|Colossus:||On my way.|
|Colossus:||Evacuation is done and first responders are clear. Should I stay until heavy equipment is in place to stabilize the building?|
|Nick Fury:||The building looks stable. We'll take it from here, Colossus.|
The Scarlet Witch has alerted S.H.I.E.L.D. to a large amount of Iso-8... and there's a twist that only she could have detected by her chaos sensitivity.
|Maria Hill:||We've found another stockpile of Iso-8, but this one was cooked together with Mutant Growth Hormone.|
|Tony Stark:||There's a team in place, but let's add some extra manpower in case Magneto stops by to get his goodies back. Wanda?|
|Scarlet Witch:||Iso-8 on its way to you, Director Fury. But I have a question. Have you ever heard of the Circle of 8?|
|Tony Stark:||Reed, you ready to receive the Iso-8?|
|Reed Richards:||Can't wait to see it.|
|Nick Fury:||Okay. Now, Wanda, if you want to talk Circle of 8 we're going to have to take it to a secure channel.|
It's been a while since we heard of any large new Iso-8 sources on Manhattan Island. Sweep the boroughs and see what we've missed out there.
If this Circle of 8 is real (and that's far from certain) then we need to run down its origins. There are some archives we saved from the UN a while back. Send someone to start digging.
This is another of the Crimson Dynamo's labs, and it's full of incomplete Sentinels. Send Phoenix to take care of any that spark up while we clear the facility.
|Tony Stark:||Well, what do you know? Looks like we've found another one of the Crimson Dynamo's labs.|
|Maria Hill:||Field teams are reporting a number of partial Sentinel constructs at this location.
Could be dangerous to move them. Let's get Phoenix there to fry them if they act up.
|Phoenix:||Transfer's done. No problems.|
|Tony Stark:||Excellent. Now I have a lab full of Sentinel pieces staring at me.|
|Nick Fury:||Take 'em apart. Maybe we can figure out what the Dynamo did to that Omega Sentinel.|
|Tony Stark:||Aye aye, captain!|
MiniBoss - BetasEdit
|Nick Fury:||This whole area is target-rich with enhanced test subjects. If the Iso-8 readings are any indication, they're a cut above what you've seen so far.|
|Nightcrawler:||Then we need to match their advances, nicht wahr?|
|Tony Stark:||The sooner we establish control over this area, the sooner we can put the lab out of commission.
Until then, they're just going to keep pumping out test subjects.
|Tony Stark:||They've made some improvements to the test subjects. We need to step up our game.|
|Nightcrawler:||Once more unto the breach, Agent.|
|Nightcrawler:||They're out of the way. Poor souls.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll get them to the lab and see what we can do for them.|
|Tony Stark:||The Iso-8 they are using is bad news. Try to avoid getting any in your eyes, and please don't eat it.|
MiniBoss - 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.|
|The Hellfire Club's my game now, girl.||Toad:|
|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, babe, you're slipping.||Juggernaut:|
|Let's go, your 'highness'...||Juggernaut:|
|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:|
|The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.||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.
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.|
|Tony Stark:||Agent, that Hellfire Club weapon you found is top-tier tech. S.H.I.E.L.D. can do better though.
Let's take it into the lab, and see how we can improve it.
|Tony Stark:||I added some cool lights and glowing bits, this gun is totally badass now. I also re-engineered the firing chamber for higher accuracy and greater damage.
Take her out for a spin, Agent, and let me know how she feels.
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