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"Demons are pouring onto the streets outside Fisherman's Wharf. If that's not enough, the occult scientists of HYDRA are taking full advantage of the chaos, with Taskmaster at their head."
— Mission Preview
|Nick Fury:||We're looking at a whole array of demonic portals, spread all over San Francisco.|
|Maria Hill:||And as if the demons weren't enough of an issue, we've also seen both Maggia killers and HYDRA soldiers transiting portals with them.|
|Nick Fury:||These are not alliances we want to encourage.
Get on it. Find out what the hell is going on, and stop it.
San Francisco loves its occult weirdness. Some of the local crazies are out in the streets. Send a hero to talk sense into their leaders before we've got more civilian bloodshed.
We've been asked to record a public-service announcement to keep people inside while we purify San Francisco of demonic influences. Pick anyone and get it done in one take.
We're not sure what's going inside this place, but occult energies are coming off it in waves. Nightcrawler can BAMF in there and out and get us a report.
|Nick Fury:||Kurt, something is happening inside this building and we don't know what.|
|Tony Stark:||We do know that it's giving off powerful arcane energies. Mind popping in there real quick and seeing what there is to see?|
|Nightcrawler:||Of course. I will do it right away.|
|Nightcrawler:||Demons. Vielen Dämonen.|
|Nick Fury:||Good to know. We'll add this location to the target list.|
|Nightcrawler:||No need. I took care of them. I mean, while I was there, warum nicht?|
Time to do a quick liaison trip to local law enforcement. Send someone friendly. You know how they hate it when we show up and buildings start falling down.
Send a hero to touch base with Ghost Rider and make sure he'll do his part. Last time we had demon problems, he was a key ally.
|Nick Fury:||We're going to put our occult forces front and center here, Agent. We need to find Ghost Rider and bring him in, pronto.|
|Ghost Rider:||I'll help however you need. Get Strange, too, looks like we're going to need him.|
MiniBoss - The Hood
|Maria Hill:||We have a visual on the Hood, coming out of a portal at this location. And... wait. Is that...?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I got this one.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I've been tracking the Hood since I figured out what he was after. Tell you more about it in a minute.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I know what you're doing. What I don't know is why. You think you're going to sit and watch while Blackheart and Mephisto go at it? They will eat you alive. Literally.|
|All part of the game when you play with demons, Hellstrom. You ought to know that.||The Hood:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I do. I also know that you can never figure out when you're out of your league. That time is now, in case you were wondering. Stand down or I'll take you down.|
|You sure you're the Son of Satan? You don't take much after your father.||The Hood:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You've got a demon riding you, but you're still just a punk.|
|Nick Fury:||Well, isn't this interesting. Why don't you tell us what's going on, Hellstrom?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||The Hood's been visiting a number of the demonic principalities. I started tracking him to find out why. I think I know, but I'm not one hundred percent sure.
I think someone's trying to bring back Blackheart.
|Tony Stark:||I thought I heard you say something about Blackheart to the Hood. How sure are you?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Sure enough that I dropped by to risk my life fighting about it.|
|Nick Fury:||That's good enough for me. Agent, apparently Daimon Hellstrom is joining the team. There's no better authority on demons this side of Strange or Jericho Drumm.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You're a sweetheart to say so.|
MiniBoss - Baron Mordo
|Daimon Hellstrom:||The Hood isn't calling all the shots here. Baron Mordo is.|
|Tony Stark:||Oh, good. Another demonic guy to bring everyone together.|
|Maria Hill:||And... Hellstrom, what is Mordo doing?|
|Tony Stark:||He's bringing something through the portal. Is that a skeleton?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Not just any skeleton. Those are Blackheart's bones.|
|Tony Stark:||That explains the letter to Christ's Crown. Remember that, back when we were bringing Ghost Rider into the team? First time we saw Mephisto since the Pulse...|
|Maria Hill:||Well, Christ's Crown is the place where a certain lunatic serial killer was born. We all know his demonic version better as Blackheart.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||He's the kind of wild card we really don't want around right now. So I'll make sure it doesn't happen. Let me just relieve Mordo of those bones...|
|You're just in time to be first in line to meet the new Blackheart.||Baron Mordo:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You expect him to take your side? Against Mephisto? Or are you taking his?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Give a monkey a little power and he thinks he's a gorilla. You let Blackheart loose and you have no idea what he'll do. Not going to happen on my watch.|
|All you did was slow me down. Next, Blackheart will return to this world!||Baron Mordo:|
|Not too late to take sides, Hellstrom. It might keep you alive a little longer.||Baron Mordo:|
|Maria Hill:||One demonic ritual successfully interrupted. Well done, Mr. Hellstrom.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Hope so. Blackheart's bones disappeared in the middle of the fight. And I can't remember the last time someone called me mister.|
|Tony Stark:||Now what do we do with all this demonic flotsam from the nether realms? Anyone?|
Boss - Taskmaster
|Maria Hill:||Strong HYDRA presence here. What the...?|
|Tony Stark:||And Taskmaster, passing out of a portal. Wonder where he's been?|
|Nick Fury:||HYDRA's supernatural division has something to do with all this, looks like.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||They did their bit with the Hand to bring back the Red Skull. Now it looks like they've got a taste for the nether realms.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||And here I figured the skull-face mask was all part of an act. You angling to get a little demonic possession love?|
|Hardly. Only thing that interests me about demons is that they're great at killing. Even I can tip my cowl to them.||Taskmaster:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||And learn their tricks for HYDRA's occult party planners.|
|Goes without saying.||Taskmaster:|
|Next time maybe I'll bring my own trident and show you how to use it.||Taskmaster:|
|Yeah, let me get another look at that trident.||Taskmaster:|
|Maria Hill:||Weird thing about watching someone fight the Taskmaster. It starts to look like a mirror image, with the two sides of the mirror wearing different clothes.|
|Tony Stark:||What are you, a frustrated writer?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||She's right. It feels like you're fighting yourself.|
|Tony Stark:||How's your sister, by the way? We saw her a little while ago.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Don't make me kill you, Tony.|
|Tony Stark:||I've never made anyone kill me. Never even suggested it. Can't imagine why people are always trying. Jealousy, right? It's jealousy.|
|Tony Stark:||So we've confirmed it's Blackheart they're after. But who's in charge--the Hood? Baron Mordo? Or is it HYDRA?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||The Hood's got demons answering to him, but he can't stand up to Mordo. HYDRA is the wild card. And the Circle of 8, too.|
|Nick Fury:||We haven't seen any Circle of 8.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||We will. Trust me. They'll be drawn to the chaos Blackheart brings.|
|Maria Hill:||And let's not forget that HYDRA has always had a lively occult investigation arm. Taskmaster's running that show right now.|
|Nick Fury:||Let's see if we can cut off this Blackheart operation before it gets going.|
|Maria Hill:||Wait a minute. Are we sure we really stopped the ritual...?|
Group Boss - Blackheart
|Maria Hill:||Dammit. We didn't stop Baron Mordo after all.|
|Nick Fury:||Blackheart is using portals to appear all over the city. We're going to have a hard time running him down. Hellstrom can't do it while he's trying to close the other portals and hold back the demons.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I had a bad feeling about this when Blackheart's bones disappeared...|
|Satana:||Sure you did, Daimon. Maybe if you'd finished the job quicker the bones wouldn't have had a chance to disappear.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||And maybe if I stuck this trident in your eyes you wouldn't be looking over my shoulder all the time, you soul-sucking--|
|Ghost Rider:||Shut up, both of you. While you're sitting around bickering, Strange and I are shutting portals down. Mind helping out?|
|Maria Hill:||If he's appearing in several places at once, maybe Mordo was conducting the ritual in more than one place at the same time.|
|Nick Fury:||Ghost Rider's right. Now about we stop running our mouths and start hunting?|
|Maria Hill:||Some demonic faction has been trying for a while to bring Blackheart into their wars. Looks like they've succeeded.|
|Nick Fury:||Whose side will he be on?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||His own. And I wouldn't be surprised if he's gunning for Mephisto. That's why Baron Mordo was pitching in. I bet that accounts for the Hood helping, too.|
|Maria Hill:||Keep Blackheart on the run, Agent. Sooner or later we'll pin him down.|
"HYDRA tags out, and the Maggia tag in. Meanwhile, we have reports of a huge, dark monster eating demons. Blackheart? Or something else?"
— Mission Preview
|Maria Hill:||Blackheart's out there somewhere--|
|Nick Fury:||More than one somewhere, from the looks of it.|
|Tony Stark:||--and we've still got demons running amok. There's also a new crew or armed thugs, and guess who else showed up? Our old pals the Wrecking Crew.
Man, if I never see those guys again it'll be too soon.
|Maria Hill:||And right about the same time we spotted the Wrecker and his boys, a certain Satana dropped by unexpectedly.|
|Satana:||Well, my brother said you needed a little help...|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Most succubi are better liars than you, sis. Sounds to me like you're running in here away from the Wrecking Crew and offering to help so we'll cover your ass.|
|Tony Stark:||There's also the slight issue with how you allied yourself with Mephisto and tried to kill us all a few months back.|
|Satana:||What do you want me to say? Things are different now.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||What she means is the Wrecking Crew isn't her only problem.|
|Satana:||Back me up and I'll get rid of them. Then I'll tell you the whole story.|
A local gang says the Hood has hidden something in their headquarters here. It's booby-trapped and they won't go near it. We need it. Try sending Fantomex to get it out.
|Maria Hill:||It's almost like Arcade designed this thing. Crazy puzzles, lethal traps... what's the Hood hiding back there?|
|Tony Stark:||Fantomex, we're going to need all three of your brains to figure this one out.|
|Fantomex:||So you say. I say I can do it with two brains tied behind my back.|
|Maria Hill:||Impressive. We'll have Strange take a look at it.
...this IS all of it, right, Jean-Phillippe?
|Fantomex:||All of what you wanted. I may have kept a few souvenirs of my own. Surely you wouldn't begrudge a humble thief keeping in practice?|
Demons are running loose in the Tenderloin. What else is new, right? Get out there and make the TL safe for its citizens' vices.
Supernatural phenomena are plaguing the city's parks. Send Scarlet Witch to dish out some counterspells.
|Nick Fury:||Wanda, we've got rivers of blood in the Presidio, statues in the de Young Museum speaking in tongues, and it's raining frogs in Golden Gate Park.
Doc Strange has his hands full shutting down Blackheart's portals. Can you lend a hand?
|Scarlet Witch:||I'm happy to help, Director, but I may just spread gasoline on the fire.
It's called chaos magic for a reason. I don't know how it will interact with the demonic phenomena you're seeing.
|Nick Fury:||I don't see how it could get much worse.|
|Scarlet Witch:||Then you don't have a very good imagination. Still, we won't know until we try.|
Iron Fist thinks he might be able to use the powers of the Iron Fist to set a trap and keep Blackheart in one place. It's worth a try.
|Iron Fist:||There are mystical truths that shed light on the weaknesses of the darker powers.
Perhaps I can find a way to trap Blackheart.
|Tony Stark:||Here's hoping, Danny. Good luck.|
|Iron Fist:||Mephisto and other powers are protecting Blackheart.|
|Nick Fury:||Mephisto? I thought...|
|Iron Fist:||Yes. But until he decides to confront and destroy Blackheart himself, Mephisto will make use of the chaos Blackheart sows.|
|Nick Fury:||Demons. I hate demons.|
A demon just climbed out of the water onto a harbor ferry. Get a hero there to lead a response team now!
MiniBoss - Thunderball
|Satana:||Thunderball and Bulldozer. Looks like the Wrecking Crew have split into pairs looking for me.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll help you take care of them, but you better hold up your end of the deal.|
|Satana:||You're cute when you try to threaten people who can kill you with a gesture. Don't worry, sweetheart, I'll be true.|
|There she is. Let's wrap her up and get this job done. I wanna get back to New York.||Thunderball:|
|Not me. I'd rather stay in the country where I belong! But a job's a job. Come on, kid. There's someone wants to see you.||Bulldozer:|
|Satana:||Thunderball, how do you put up with this country-boy act?|
|You're trying to distract me. Don't do that.||Thunderball:|
|All right. Let's get her back to the client. I want this job over with. Demons rub me the wrong way.||Thunderball:|
|Satana:||You boys care to try again?|
|Satana:||Those guys couldn't have handled me even before I came to you for help.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Then why did you come for help?|
|Satana:||After your deft handling of the Blackheart situation, how could I not?|
|Nick Fury:||No sibling arguments, please. Too many demons around.|
MiniBoss - Wrecker
|Tony Stark:||Satana, you'll want to take note of the location of two of your Wrecking Crew... stalkers? Hunters?|
|Maria Hill:||Piledriver and the Wrecker himself. Why don't you go ahead and tell us what they're after?|
|Satana:||I did tell you. They're after me.|
|Maria Hill:||You know what I mean.|
|Satana:||And you know I'm part demon. We're experts at being selectively literal.|
|You ran a long way, Satana. Now the run's over. Time to come along.||Wrecker:|
|Satana:||No. You're not just chasing me anymore. You're fighting S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|What else is new?||Piledriver:|
|Time to make a delivery.||Wrecker:|
|I'm starting to think this job ain't worth it.||Wrecker:|
|Satana:||Thanks for the assist, Agent.|
|Nick Fury:||Skip the pleasantries, Satana. We'll take that story now.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Nobody plans anything for me.|
Boss - Venom
|Maria Hill:||We've got demons. We've got criminal goons. We've got the Wrecking Crew.|
|Nick Fury:||And now we've got Venom.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I'll take this one. Fury, keep an eye on my sister. I bet there's more to her story than what she's telling you.|
|Tony Stark:||A duplicitous half-demon? Who would have imagined that?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Just out to enjoy the chaos and mayhem? You'll fit right in with all the demons.|
|We can smell your blood from here, devil spawn. We crave the blood of the infernal races.
We consume mortal and demon, good and evil. We consume. The air is rich with scents of fear.
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Not my fear, it isn't.|
|No. Not yet...||Venom:|
|And now we will feed... WE ARE VENOM!||Venom:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You have demon envy or something? Go sow chaos somewhere else. Find your symbiote pals and form a dodgeball league.|
|Nick Fury:||Don't like symbiotes. Never have.|
|Tony Stark:||What's Venom doing here, anyway? I never believed in coincidences, and I sure don't now.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You heard what he said. Just a chaos tourist.|
|Nick Fury:||You believe it?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||I'm not sure how to tell with symbiotes. They're as hard to pin down as demons.|
|Maria Hill:||Well, if he's just chasing chaos we're going to be seeing a lot of him, unless we can put him away somewhere for good.|
Epic Boss - Mephisto
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Satana, look. Someone's here to see you.|
|Satana:||I knew he wouldn't give up. The Wrecking Crew couldn't handle me and now he's here to bring me back himself.|
|Maria Hill:||Bring you back where, exactly? And why?|
|Satana:||He wants to use me as sacrificial energy in a ritual to control Blackheart. Okay? That's why I ran to you, and that's why you damn well better help now.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||The last thing in the world you want is Mephisto in charge of Blackheart.|
|Tony Stark:||Might not be the last... but yeah, that wouldn't be good.
So, Daimon and Satana? You guys are siblings. You should have more open lines of communication. That would save us all a lot of trouble.
|Hello, my girl. You're picking the wrong side in all this, you know.||Mephisto:|
|Satana:||What I'm doing is opting out. You and Blackheart settle your own feud. Don't drag me in.|
|You were in when you were born with demon blood. There is no opting out. Now choose. It is not too late.||Mephisto:|
|Satana:||It's too late for you. We got rid of the Wrecking Crew. Venom's eating demons all over San Francisco. And you're not just chasing me anymore. You're fighting me and Daimon, and Strange, and...|
|Yes, yes. Quite an eye-catching alliance of convenience. Allow me to express my admiration for your self-preservation instinct.
But now let us drop this charade. Accompany me or be destroyed. All demonkind is called to choose.
|Come along now. I have chosen for you a different destiny.||Mephisto:|
|Satana:||I told you before. I'm going nowhere with you.|
|Satana:||He'll be back. Mephisto never forgets a slight, and he never gives up on something he thinks should be his.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Problem is, he thinks everything should be his.|
|Maria Hill:||Right now let's focus on what's in front of us. We're still in San Francisco, and it's still full of demons.|
|Nick Fury:||Blackheart is at large and we didn't bring in either Taskmaster or the Hood. I'd say we've got plenty to worry about. Add Mephisto to the list.|
|Nick Fury:||All right. If Mephisto wants Satana, we'll do everything we can to keep her away from him. Satana, you're proving useful in a fight. Can we count on you?|
|Satana:||To do what?|
|Nick Fury:||To not turn back on us and go gallivanting off with Mephisto when you find it convenient again.|
|Satana:||Well, I can promise you this. As long as Mephisto wants to ritually consume what's left of my soul, I'm on your side.
After that... well, I am half succubus. I've offered about all I can.
|Nick Fury:||It'll do for the moment. Now maybe we should get out there and keep Earth from being overrun by demons.|
"Blackheart and Mephisto are preparing to duke it out... with San Francisco's downtown as the arena."
— Mission Preview
|Maria Hill:||We're seeing HYDRA troops everywhere again. Doesn't take a genius to figure that Taskmaster is in the middle of them somewhere.|
|Maria Hill:||Mordo is the wild card. He did the dirty work bringing Blackheart back.|
|Tony Stark:||That should put him in Mephisto's crosshairs, but demons double-cross like it's an Olympic sport. Any sign of him?|
|Satana:||I'll go looking.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Me too.|
|Tony Stark:||You kids. So competitive. While you're out there running around, we'll be using Dr. Strange's fancy occult countermeasures to shut the portals.
Someone's got to work around here.
Venom might still be around. Spider-Man can take a look. Symbiotes can't resist him. They'll be sure to come out if they know he's around.
|Nick Fury:||Spider-Man, we've lost track of Venom and we're also getting intel that other symbiotes might be around. Can you... you know, go out and make yourself visible?|
|Spider-Man:||I love being bait. What could be better?|
|Spider-Man:||Well, I swung all over downtown, and gosh darn it, no toothy, slobbering symbiotes hungering for my flesh. I can't tell you how disappointed I am.|
Dr. Strange needs to perform a final sweep to make sure we have located all the portals Blackheart can use.
As we get close to wrapping up the Blackheart problem, we're also hearing more rumbles about the Circle of 8. A local historian says he knows more. Send someone to pick up a box of old documents he's offering.
Captain Britain has volunteered to take a look at the Hellfire Club houses in the area, to make sure they're not planning to get involved. Send him now, before we get an unwelcome surprise.
|Captain Britain:||I can get a sense of what kinds of assets are or are not being mobilized. My guess is the Hellfire Club will hang back and see who wins.|
|Tony Stark:||Sounds like a good guess. But why don't you take a look and see?|
|Captain Britain:||The Hellfire Club is staying out of this. But they are watching with interest.|
|Tony Stark:||Voyeurism is one of their favorite activities.|
We've almost got this demon problem handled. But authorities in Christ's Crown, where Blackheart comes from, are reporting strange occult phenomena.
|Tony Stark:||Back in Christ's Crown, there are apparently strange doings.|
|Dr. Strange:||The resurrection of Blackheart may have caused a spiritual resonance at his original birthplace. We should investigate.|
|Maria Hill:||Remote team reports that the activity around Blackheart's grave was just echoes of him coming back to life.
A few minor instances of possession. Everything's under control now.
MiniBoss - Baron Mordo
|Maria Hill:||We're making good progress with Strange's portal enchantments. They're closing fast. Pretty soon we'll be able to limit Blackheart's movements.|
|Satana:||I was looking for Mephisto, but ran into Baron Mordo instead. A little help?|
|Nick Fury:||Clear out of there, Satana. Let's not take any extra chances with Mephisto's plans for you. Your brother's on the way.|
|Satana:||I can take him.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Nope. Get out of here.|
|Ah, bickering siblings. Makes me miss Pandemonium a little less.||Baron Mordo:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You're headed back there soon enough.|
|Angel:||Well said, Hellstrom. But let me take care of it.|
|A pretend angel? You play a dangerous game, for my devilish side is all too genuine.||Baron Mordo:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Plus, who asked you? This isn't an X-Men fight.|
|Angel:||Well, that would be S.H.I.E.L.D. command who asked me, Daimon. You and your sister are getting too emotional.|
|What a grand drama! But I have a meeting to attend...||Baron Mordo:|
|Angel:||Not quite yet.|
|You really thought you could keep me from what I want, boy? Laughable.||Baron Mordo:|
|The angel looks to earn his wings, so to speak. But haven't you already lost them once? Do you dare risk them again?||Baron Mordo:|
|Please accept my regrets. I hear Blackheart, and must away to meet him.||Baron Mordo:|
|Tony Stark:||"Must away"? Mordo must have taken a Shakespeare class at Evil Magic University.|
|Maria Hill:||What does he mean, he hears Blackheart? Do we have any sightings of Blackheart in this area?|
|Nick Fury:||All kinds of them. The problem has been getting him to stay in one place.|
|Satana:||I'll follow Mordo. He'll lead us to Blackheart. You want to send along any more X-Men to watch over us?|
|Nick Fury:||That won't be necessary. Angel has other obligations.|
|Angel:||No offense intended, Satana. Just an expression of support from the X-Men.|
MiniBoss - Taskmaster
|Tony Stark:||HYDRA's occult teams are concentrated in this area... and guess who's running their show?|
|Maria Hill:||I don't have to. We already saw him.|
|Tony Stark:||Agent, you are cleared to take on Taskmaster and any HYDRA elements in this area.
S.H.I.E.L.D. command staff, you are cleared to develop a sense of humor.
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Can't help but notice that you're not really taking on Mephisto. Or Blackheart. Let me guess: You've got something set up with Baron Mordo.|
|Trade secrets, Daimon. But I will say that both Baron Mordo and HYDRA understand that demons are a useful asset if properly controlled.
Actually, you'd be good at this. Want to take over?
|Daimon Hellstrom:||No thanks. I appreciate the offer, but I've got a gig already kicking your ass.|
|Maybe you're not cut out for this line of work after all.||Taskmaster:|
|I've seen your moves already, Daimon. I'd rather fight your sister.||Taskmaster:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You might still get that chance.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Come get Taskmaster, S.H.I.E.L.D.. I'm going to take a look around for Baron Mordo.
If I run into Blackheart, I'll let you know.
Boss - Blackheart
|Nick Fury:||We have successfully limited portals enough to keep Blackheart in this area... at least for long enough that we can engage him directly. Hellstrom, are you available?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Available? Let me check my calendar. Ummm, yeah. Sure. I can make the time.|
|Nick Fury:||Good. If you can force him back through the portal, we might be able to close the last ones down and trap him--at least temporarily--on another plane.|
|Satana:||Or you could just kill him. Then Mephisto wouldn't want to drain my soul.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Sure he would. He'd just come up with another reason. Everyone wants to drain your soul, Sis. You inspire murderous rage. It's what you're good at.|
|Hellstrom. You're late to the party. Mephisto and I were just about to settle our differences.||Blackheart:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||You know, ambition always leads to disappointment. You should have stayed dead. Everyone was happier that way. Except you, maybe, and nobody cares what you think.|
|You can't hurt my feelings, Hellstrom. I don't have a soul. Soon enough, neither will you.||Blackheart:|
|I've got a lot of killing to catch up on.||Blackheart:|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Now it's time to put you back in the ground or back through that portal. Your choice.|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Shut the portal! Now!|
|Tony Stark:||It's the last one around here... Dr. Strange is on it...|
|Maria Hill:||Yes! It's closed. Blackheart is banished. Hellstrom, are you still there?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Yeah. I'm here.|
|Satana:||So am I. So are some stray demons and a HYDRA goon or two.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll get mop-up operations started. Confirm Blackheart is gone?|
|Daimon Hellstrom:||Yeah. He's gone. So is Mephisto. We'll have to do some quiet reconnaissance in some of the demonic realms to see how their dispute is progressing.|
|Maria Hill:||Countermeasures holding steady. Portals are closed and I don't see any others opening.|
|Tony Stark:||Good. That's starting to sound like a mission-accomplished status to me.|
|Maria Hill:||Interesting that we haven't seen Baron Mordo again.|
|Nick Fury:||This was just the first campaign in this war. All the demonic factions are going to be at each other's throats now that Blackheart is back to unsettle them.|
|Maria Hill:||That might be exactly what Baron Mordo wanted.|
|Nick Fury:||It might. We've kicked Blackheart out of this world and shut the portals. Mordo's long-term plans are a problem for another day.|
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