Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebins:http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFighttp://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhhttp://pastebin.com/PmF43Sr1http://pastebin.com/JYrcDPPkYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant.You run your fingers along the edge of the plain, unmarked envelope in your hands. You haven’t opened it yet – you’ve been too busy thinking, and the weight in your hands has a way of helping to settle your thoughts, focusing them in one spot. The cold moves over you, your nose prickling at the diesel-stink of a passing bike. The Phantom’s words keep finding handholds in your brain, and you go over them again and again and again. “This girl’s name is Laura Kinney, isn’t it?” You felt a little sick when that came out. “She’s wanted by SHIELD, in connection to a number of missing persons cases going back as far as 2008. Why is she here?” You managed to convince her that calling up SHIELD (Jesus Christ, SHIELD) would be a bad idea, but she still looked suspicious when you left. You don’t know what to do. You promised that the situation wasn’t whatever she thought it was, and she promised not to tell anyone, but… you could taste the uncertainty, feel it hovering in her breath, like an imp perched in the air between the two of you, silently breeding its discontent.Fumbling nervously with the paper, you tear open the envelope. Inside is $700, cash, and a note clarifying that another 700 would be provided once the Agency had received its payment from Mr. Kamar. Too bad you’re in no mood to appreciate it.Oh, and she told you that Chat had been asking after you that morning, too. Hardly seems consequential now, though.>Present Time: 13:55 PM>Hunger Level: 3>Current Funds: $1,308>[ ] Head back to the Scar.>[ ] Head back to the crime scene from earlier.>[ ] Visit Peter, he’s your line to Chat.>[ ] Talk to Laura a bit. [insert]>[ ] Write in.
>>36860057>[ ] Visit Peter, he’s your line to Chat.>[ ] Talk to Laura a bit"She knows about you and was thinking about calling S.H.I.E.L.D.. She still might, too."
>>36860057>[ ] Visit Peter, he’s your line to Chat.>[ ] Talk to Laura a bit. [insert]"so...SHIELD huh?"
>>36860057>[ ] Visit Peter, he’s your line to Chat.
>>36860093This.Frankly our play card against calling shield is that Laura was previously working under the facility (maybe we could sell facility info to shield?), and that turning her over would be a quick way to a dissection table.
>[x] Talk to Laura a bit. [insert]''Seems you're wanted by SHIELD now. Congrats, I was too much of a small fry to merit even the attention of the mutie police. I don't think my employer will turn us in, doesn't seem like her style. I don't think you'll be getting that job, though.''
>>36860057>[ ] Talk to Laura a bit. [insert]Apologies for being an idiot there.
>>36860280>Apologies for being an idiot there.SECONDED
Ok guys, do we have any backup employment ideas? I'm thinking this gig potentially just got too hot for us to rely on. The Tabby Cat is the only thing I can think of off hand.
>>36860057>>[ ] Visit Peter, he’s your line to Chat.I don't know if talking about SHIELD to Laura will do much good. It will jut make her worry. Chances are she will disappear into the night to not get JJ involved. Though maybe not.
>>36860363I say Tabbycat, maybe see if we can get our friends to move in. Or we move in with the Hellions.
>>36860057>[ ] Write in.See if anyone from the agency is following us. She's not gonna let a lead like this just walk away.
>>36860363Right now we are way too valuable for the agency to give up. Invisible man will let them do some missions that are normally plain impossible.
>>36860368Agreed. If we mention it the extent should be getting her to teach us, Bishop and maybe the others how to avoid that level of being hunted.
>>36860432I think that the Phantom will have someone following or watching us from now on.
>>36860432I'm not saying right now. I'm saying we need to lay the ground work to bolt. Actually, thinking on that, how long have we been squatting in the subway station? It might be getting to the time to move.
>>36860363I doubt BP will sell us out, we all saw how the Astrovik case got the reaction of a wet fart in a crowded elevator....just have an escape route ready. We really should map out those tunnels one of these days...
>>36860057>calling up SHIELD (Jesus Christ, SHIELD)>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tFXIy7OWos
>>36860057Fuck it, i'll go back and join this quest, here is hoping next thread is soon.
>>36860724>Fuck it, i'll go back and join this quest, here is hoping next thread is soon.What?
>(1/2)>[X] Visit Peter>[X] Talk to LauraYou’re painfully aware of Laura watching you, her eyes studying you in silence, as the two of you plod your way down the street. The Phantom had said SHIELD was after her for cases going back to 2008, which would make her… eight, or around that, at the time? The thought of that makes you extremely uncomfortable, and you imagine that Laura can smell it. “Laura…” You pause. You’re not sure what you want to say. “Why would SHIELD be after you?” She answers quickly, and without trepidation. “Because I have killed many people.” You flinch a little. Yeah, you know that, but…“…That… that wasn’t really your fault, though, right? You didn’t have a choice…?” You sound a little hopeful at the end there, as though she’s about to explain to you that, actually SHIELD just wants to make sure she gets a proper childhood and an education and a pat on the back. That’s not the case, though, and you pretty much know it. “I still killed them.” She says, quietly.You guess so. You don’t like that she just leaves it at that, though.
>>36860738me thinks he is one of the folks that quit following because sonic scream lostwelcome back crybaby
>(2/2)“Do they know what you’re in the city?” You ask, eventually. She considers it for a moment before answering. “They did. SHIELD will assume that I am operating under standard procedure, however, and if I were, I would have left some time ago.” That sounds like ‘maybe’. You shuffle along in silence. Eventually, she speaks up. “Do you believe that she will inform them?” You shake your head. No. Well, you’re not sure. Maybe? She didn’t want anything to do with the Astrovik case, did she? But Astrovik didn’t have a trail of missing-presumed-dead victims rotting in his wake. “I don’t… I don’t think so.” >[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.>[ ] Check for Agency tail. >[ ] Ask if Laura thinks moving in with the Hellions would be a good idea.>[ ] Write in.>(You guys’ll be heading toward Peter’s next post, just providing some of your suggestions as stuff you can talk about on the way)
>>36860795>“Do they know what you’re in the city?”Bollocks. "Do they know THAT you're in the city?"
>>36860795>>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.>>[ ] Check for Agency tail.
>>36860795>[ ] Check for Agency tail. trust but verify
>>36860795>check for a taillizard paranoia go!
>>36860795>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.>[ ] Check for Agency tail. >[ ] Ask if Laura thinks moving in with the Hellions would be a good idea.All three.Check for Agency tail first, though. Main concern.
>>36860795>Ask if this means you should step up training.>Check for Agency tail.
>>36860795>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.>[ ] Check for Agency tail. I think moving in with the druggies would be a poor idea.
>>36860778Its all good, and yes i was one of the babies.i'm mostly glad that fire breath is gone and it seems like the dragons fags are gone as well, now to truly leave and archive dive.
>>36860795>[ ] Check for Agency tail.
>Paranoid and schizophrenic JJ in a club, trying to act normal>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mleat43_Dic
>>36860827>>36860830>>36860843>>36860892>>36860893>>36860911>Sensory Check>DC15>+5 modifier
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>36860953
Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>36860953Rollan
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>36860953Rolling
Rolled 2 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>36860953
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>36860953Pithy remark.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36860953
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>36860953>>36860953
>>36860795>[ ] Write in.Ask if it would be safer for her if we cut ties with the agency.Also>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training and other anti-detection precautions.Finally>[ ] Check for tails (not specific to agency) with echolocation.
>>36860795>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.How long have we had muscle memory and still haven't learned kung fu.I suppose watching Laura's stealth walk last thread counts a little. But still.
>>36860795>>[ ] Ask if this means you should step up training.
>all those mediocre rolls...
>>36861051we beat the dc.
>>36861051Its going to be one of those threads.Even Hail Satan cannot appease the dice gods all the time.
>>36861067Only because JJ has bullshit level senses.I can't wait until level 5 agility He'll basically be unbeatable in hand to hand combat when you combine it with this >>36861007
>>36861067we're not always gonna get a +5 mod to the roll mugga
>>36861007You also learned Phantom's sex walk.Post incoming.
>>36861159I think he meant it wont always be sense rolls.
>>36861166>You also learned Phantom's sex walk.Seductive JJ. That'll be fun to see.
>>36861166JJ is a sexy lizard
>>36861166Fuck the hell yes.
>>36861194"the hobo left swaying his hips, spilling spaghetti with each sashay"
>>36861166>JJ is slowly going to gain more and more abilities even if he never notices
>>36861295>JJ getting a shitton of abilitiesHis codename should be Arsenal.
>>36861166>>36861244Goddammit I can't stop laughing.
>>36861330but I don't wanna be a heroin addict and get portrayed by a homosexual in the TV adaptation
>>36861330No; his code name is Vagrant.
>>36861330Nah man "The Hoarder" is better.its more hobo like
>>36861330>>36861361He's a hobo, not a superhero. Think up a hobo name.
>>36861380>Think up a hobo name.JackLike 'Jack of all Trades'>>36861361I agree, but Arsenal is a good contender.
>>36861380Vagrant is a hobo name.
>>36861380Crusty?>>36861402JAck? So what we're J Jack J Green? No thank you.
>>36861361haphazard blah blah blahthe codename is going to be the next big shit fit imo
>>36861425What does another QM have to do with this?
>>36861425Personally I'm fine with them all, but Vagrant is my favorite.I'm wondering what names our friends will get/choose. Like if they choose ones like their comic versions or if they get new ones.
>>36861444its like you forgot Haphazard is JJ's destined name, straight from the mouth of the waifu
>>36861425Trevor pls gohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwG5jw3MSHE
>(1/2)>>36860972>16>successVeering aside on your path home, you head further up into Queens. You guess you’re somewhat curious about what Chat wanted. Unable to fully wring the suspicion from your mind, you make sure to listen closely for a repetitive set of footsteps in your wake, or a smell that just won’t fade away. You trust the Blonde Phantom, mostly, but trust is bulwarked by verification. Creeper taught you that. You don’t think you catch anyone out of the ordinary moving along the nearby streets. That strange, internalized vision comes to you again, sketched from the ripples of foots on pavements, and for a moment you swear you can ‘see’ – like, in your brain – the chubby woman cooking nearby the window of her nearby apartment, and the man reaching for his dropped keys a few meters behind, and… and a lot of things. A low, dull ache settles in the back of your brain, where it remains for the next few minutes. “You think…” Laura turns toward you, causing you to pause mid-sentence. “You think we should be working out more, or something? Getting more prepared, or whatever…” “Yes.” Is her immediate answer. You smile a little – you kinda expected a ‘maybe’ or a ‘if you feel that way’. You suppose it is logical. If anything, this whole thing has had you thinking a little bit about how… well… balled up you’ve been, like you’re hiding in the Scar. There’s Laura’s Facility out there, and Creeper, and Roxxon, and about every crook in this corner of the city looking to push Jack, and you’ve been… tentative about it all.
>>36861478I'd rather just go with Hazard.
>>36861502Oh shit looks like echolocation is kicking in
>>36861502>If anything, this whole thing has had you thinking a little bit about how… well… balled up you’ve been, like you’re hiding in the Scar. There’s Laura’s Facility out there, and Creeper, and Roxxon, and about every crook in this corner of the city looking to push Jack, and you’ve been… tentative about it all.It's time to get serious.
>(2/2)You glance at your watch as you approach Peter’s porch, making a quick note of the time. >14:46 PMCool. You didn’t want to be out all too late today. As you make your way up to the entrance, your early warning system crackles along your spine, and you step back just in time to avoid being floored by the door as it swings open. Peter emerges, rushing out as though he’s in a hurry, and grinds to a sudden stop at the sight of you, his eyes widening. “…JJ?” You blink. “Peter.” He stares for a second, and then glances past you, at Laura. “Hey, Laura.” She nods in response. “Uh…” He swallows. The way he’s standing, it’s almost like he’s hiding the schoolbag slung over his back from you, like it’s full of acid or something. You’re something of an expert on matters such as this, having performed similar maneuvers while running drugs for Creeper. Yep, you're the drugs expert, that's you. “Hey, um, I… I’m kinda in a hurry, so…” “No prob.” You cut in. He looks really worried about something. “I just heard that Chat was asking after me at the Agency, that’s all. Was wondering what’s up.” He raises an eyebrow, immediately looking a little displeased. What’s that about?“Oh.” That’s not a happy ‘oh’. “Uh… it’s… it’s nothing, she just wanted to ask you for this favor for me, but it’s fine, I’ve got it.” >[ ] Okay then.>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.>[ ] Grab the bag. >[ ] Write in.
>>36861536Kicked in last time. Looks like it has a cool down and some side effects (mental strain?) though.
>>36861565>>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.God dammit its time to help and he can't stop our helping
>>36861565>[ ] Grab the bag. Chameleon pls go
>>36861565>[x] Insist. You’re happy to help.Friends help friends, and we're already here anyways
>>36861565>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.
>>36861565>>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.Get an arm around him and appropriate that bag
>>36861565>[ ] You’re happy to help.Don't insist. Just let him know he can ask us for help if he needs it.
>>36861565>[x] Insist. You’re happy to help.that's what muggas are for.>>36861166Wait a minute, does this mean JJ was checking her out?I guess no one will miss the lizardbutt from now on.>>36861402Geecko Jack?
>>36861585It seems more like JJ's body hasn't full integrated echo.
>>36861591>>36861601>grabbing someone's possibly private and/or delicate stuff without their permissionNo need to be a nosy dick.
>>36861565Shrug."If you got it you got it. You know how to contact me if you need you ass pulling out of a fire"
>>36861565>[ ] Okay then.Looks like Pete has something to do. Maybe we should just contact Chat directly in the future.
>>36861565>[ ] Write in."At least give me her phone number so we can talk."
>>36861637>implying this is peter
>not sure if chameleon or just nervous about hidden Spidey costume....
>>36861591>>36861601Seems like an asshole thing to do to a friend especially when he's in a rush.
>>36861565"Well, just remember that I'm able to lend a hand if you need one. Sometimes a single person can't do everything."
Aunt may is dead.
>>36861565Well, that's not suspicious in the slightest.>>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help."What's going on?"
>>36861702Wouldn't JJ or Laura easily notice it isn't him with their senses?
>>36861565>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.WE ARE THE MOST HELPFUL LIZARD
Our bullshit detector is going ding ding ding something is up
>>36861736Probably. Too bad it never sticks.
>>36861704we know he's spiderman.
>>36861565>[ ] Write in."You sure?" Check what's in the bag with senses.
>>36861565>>[ ] Insist. You’re happy to help.
>>36861790You mean Batman.
>>36861755I doubt either of them are paying enough attention to noticeJJ is being JJAnd laura is probably too busy considering running away because blah blah generic angst keep husbando hobo safe blah blah
>>36861790Laura knows. JJ thinks he's just a fellow mutie.
When we inevitably go the "tag along and probably get Laura caught on camera again" route, can we at least spend an inordinate amount of time lecturing him on the fact that seeking drugs is a dangerous and destructive business that destroys everyone involved?
>>36861870Invisi powers man.We have them for a damn reason. Besides, Shield has probably already picked up on Laura from CCTV around the city.
>>36861816>I doubt either of them are paying enough attention to noticeWould it take much to notice the person right in front of you doesn't smell like the person they look like? They're both constantly smelling what's around them after all.
>>36861926Smelling with any kind of actual accuracy takes effort, theres a reason we have to make rolls
>[X] You’re happy to help.Hey, that’s okay. You can do favours. So long as they’re not, like, sexual. Maybe if Peter was a hot chick or could turn into a hot chick and definitely was a little older why is this train of thought still running? “Oh?” You shrug. “That sounds fine by me, man, what’s the problem?” Peter smiles politely and sort of… squirms a little. “It’s really not something you need to worry about...” He waves a hand as if passing it off as something to be brushed aside. That is generally what people do when they’re embarrassed about something. You do that quite a lot. “I mean… you’d… I understand why she’d ask you to help, but it’s not fair to rope you in. It’s not your problem.” He seems to actually mean that. “At least tell me what’s wrong.” You smile broadly. “I pretty much owe you, anyway. For multiple things.” His shoulders sagging slightly, he gives in. “Well… it’s this friend of mine.” You notice that he hesitates a little around the word ‘friend’. “A while back, he sorta fell into a drugs thing, and he did some stuff I’m pretty sure nobody wants a repeat of. I think he might be at it again, and I’m worried about him, but I’m…” He pauses, as though he doesn’t know how to say the next bit without it coming out wrong. “…really, really busy right now. Chat just thought you could keep an eye on him.”>[ ] Sure.>[ ] Actually that doesn’t sound like much of a party.>[ ] Write in.
>>36861944Your arguing a pedantic point.
>>36861967>[ ] Sure.Now I'm curious who this is.
>>36861967>[ ] Sure.It's Connors!
>>36861967>[ ] Sure."I can at least pop round once or twice, Seen or unseen. Its not that big a deal"Lets go shit ourselves at the man who smells like green goblin.
>>36861967>[x] Write in"It's a good thing im a gumshoe then! My going rate is $1000-1400 a case apparently."
>>36861967>[ ] Sure.>[ ] Write in.taking on problems that aren't mine is my hobby>>36862023or Harry tripping out on Goblin Serum
>>36861967>[ ] Sure.Seems simple enough. We're the best person to spy on someone's friend.
>>36861967>[x] Write in.Wait a minute, can't Chat just have him under 24/7 bird surveillance? Something is amiss here.>Maybe if Peter was a hot chick or could turn into a hot chick and definitely was a little older why is this train of thought still running? No one can resist the spiderbutt. No One.
>>36862049"Taking on problems that aren't mine isn't just my profession, its my hobby!"
>>36862049>or Harry tripping out on Goblin SerumOh shit, I forgot Crusty's using SSM!Harry.Either way, fuck yeah, they'd owe us big.>>36862098Seconded. Love it.
>>36861967>>[ ] Sure.Sounds like symbiote euphemisms. That or we'll be seeing dragon vs Lizard soon. Or minigoblin. Or... well, a lot of things....Spiderman had way too much drug-based symbolism.
>>36862094Good point. But birds are incredibly stupid. Which is why talking to animals is a dumb power.
>>36862098Kinda just emphasizes that this is Peter's problem, not ours. It'll probably just make him feel bad and/or have second thoughts.
>>36861967>>[ ] Sure.
>>36862136Dunno, Corvids are pretty damn smart. Tool using birds with a simplistic inheritable culture.
>>36861967>[ ] Write in.Can we try and sniff out whats in the bag? Guy talking about his "friend" having a drug problem and he's really trying to keep us from noticing it. We gotta make sure he's not doing something stupid here.
>>36862195Seconded, or see if Peter's on drugs using our senses.We've been in gang stuff, so knowing when a guy's on coke, weed, booze or whatever drug would be easy for JJ.
>>36861967Something like this>>36862195Just smell the bag.
>>36862195>>36861967Seconded Pete.. you're not getting high on anything right man? We're from the streets.. I mean.. OH GOD PETE IT WONT MAKE YOU NORMAL! TRUST ME GET OFF THAT ShIT NOW!
>>36862166Peter feels bad about everything though
>>36862098Seconded as it seems painfully accurate.
>>36861967>[ ] Write in."I hope you're not smoking the pot, Peter."
>>36862236And I don't want to make him feel worse.
>>36862251>>36861967Peter.. you're not hiding the marajuwana in that bag right man? It's okay. We can get you through this.
>>36862181Smart compared to other birds doesn't make them smart.And they can't follow someone inside a building without being super obvious. Also not so good at night.
>>36862300Speaking of drugs, we told him about Jack right?Oh! what if its just a mutie friend hooked on jack?
>>36862368I think that's what >>36862234was implying. JJ would freak out if Peter was on jack. What if that's in the bag?
>>36862302Still pretty damn smart when talking about the animal kingdom on the whole. Easily smart enough to convey info and receive instructions to someone they can talk to. Really the best thing to do with birds is track were a person goes during the day etc. I'm not advocating the animal talk power btw. Prefer the electro cloud since there might be an extrap for a mini healing field, which would be cool.
>>36862234We already told them about Jack, holy shit. And sperging out would just make JJ look like he has no faith in Peter. Just fucking smell the bag if you want.
>>36862251cause fires bad
>>36862433Their doing joke write ins anon, chill.
>[X] Sure.“Yeah, I can do that.” You say. “No prob.” “Well, it’s… I mean, that’s really cool of you, but it’s still not your problem…” Rolling your eyes a little, you put a hand on his shoulder. He tenses up very slightly. “Look, it’s fine, and I owe you.” You shrug, and grin toothily, probably flashing your fangs a little more than necessary. “Besides, what’s the worst that could happen? I’m the Invisible Man, man.” Except not as creepy. Or rapey. The Invisible Man was extremely rapey.Peter thinks for a moment, before grudgingly agreeing to let you help. Though he doesn’t seem entirely happy about it, he does appear genuinely thankful. “Thanks, JJ. You didn’t have to do this.” You shrug again. Whatevs. “What’s the kid’s name?” You pause. “I assume this is some kid at your school. Midtown, right?” “Yeah.” Says Peter, nodding. “Harry Osborn. He won’t be at school today, but his address is…” You note it down in your phone. Osborn, Osborn, Osborn… Why does that name ring a bell? “Thanks again.” Says Peter, smiling halfheartedly. “Now, uh, I really do have to split…” You say goodbye, and Peter guns down the street at a surprising pace. You sometimes forget that he’s about as strong as you are. “That address is in Manhattan.” Notes Laura, a hint of suspicion underlining her voice. “It seems strange that a teenager from that borough would go to school with one from here.” Yeah. Yeah it kinda does. >[ ] Track down the kid’s address.>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.>[ ] Write in.>Congratulations! Your relationship level with PETER PARKER (BATMAN) has increased!
>>36862433Calm down Anon... you sound like your on the Reefer. Have you got the madness?
>>36862448I think you underestimate the average number of new readers in these threads that haven't finished catching up with the archive.
>>36862467>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.I want to train now. Ask the gang if they know they name Osborn once we get back.
>>36862467>[x] Track down the kid’s address.at least find his lair
>>36862195>>36862221>>36862224You'd be able to smell it already if Peter's bag was loaded up with drugs.
>>36862467>[ ] Track down the kid’s address.Pete did ask us.. I mean we kinda owe him. Does Laura mind?
>>36862467>[ ] Call Chat and get some info on this Osborn kid.
>>36862519Good to know. Thanks.
>>36862467>[ ] Track down the kid’s address.
>>36862484No, i understand there are lots of new readers. This is still blatantly a joke write in.Chill your fire. >>36862467>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.Priority's. It will not be hard to find his address tomorrow.
>>36862467>>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.There was that tent camp that had sprung up. What's with that?
>>36862467>>[ ] Track down the kid’s address.
>>36862467>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.I strongly advise having Laura teach JJ Kung fu before we risk going up against the Goblin.
>>36862541>What's with that?People living there.>>36862519I was joking and making an in-character decision.
>>36862519If we every do stumble onto peter's costum I only ask that JJ immediately start making fun of him fr taking a part-time job as a toy store superhero mascot.
>>36862537>This is still blatantly a joke write in.Why? Because it's retarded? It's not like we don't get those types of votes.
>>36862467>[x] Write in."This Osborn guy should still be at school. Come to think of it, so should Peter. I'll track him down later tonight, got nothing on my plate till the call from the Hellions anyway.""So, Laura, wanna go watch a movie?"
>>36862467>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.Lizard piggu go homu
>>36862467>[x ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.
>>36862467>[ ] Track down the kid’s address.I'm a bit lost, what are we going to do in relation to him?
>>36862615you got a stick up your ass and you insult Crusty's competence as a QM by assuming he'll insert a write-in with negative consequences without a crazy amount of support and a "is this your final answer?"
>>36862680Check up on him, see if he is using or not. Anything weird. If he is using something we should be able to smell it on him, since his body chemistry will be out of whack compared to those around him, which makes school the best place to view him since we can check reference against people around him.
>>36862467>>[ ] Track down the kid’s address.Might as well check.
>>36862643>"So, Laura, wanna go watch a movie?">“You think we should be working out more, or something? Getting more prepared, or whatever…”>“Yes.” Is her immediate answer.Please stop procrastinating. We need to get stronk before SHIELD decides to make a move.
>>36862680See if he's on The Drugs. The probably tell Peter.
>>36862467>[ ] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.
>>36862696>you got a stick up your ass Uh, okay.>assumingWhere?
Yall forget jjs. Crack bitch? He knows all about the drugs.
>>36862785Not him, but i agree with him, about you.Drop it.
>>36862736While I agree with you - some heavy cartel war shit is coming and we should prepare for that - I don't think SHIELD is going to risk stirring the mutie hornets nest just for one wanted fugitive, even one with such an impressive track record.I do love procrastinating, tho.
>>36861295Pic related is his new power.
>>36862808>i agree with himOkay. Congratulations on agreeing with whatever you are.>Drop it.Drop what? Responding to someone directly insulting me and accusing me of things I didn't do?Sure. I didn't expect a response regardless.
>>36862908but who will teach JJ the black arts?
>>36861330But then he'll be associated with the scum in London
>>36862908No, no, Gambit gets the witchcraft. JJ weaponises spaghetti.
Gimme a minute guys. I need to shout at the Italians downstairs about the excessive weedscent floating up through my window.
>>36862578I'm going to have to second this.Goblin is stronger than JJ and the same level of agility. We need all the help we can get.
>>36862899Ah, I see where you're coming from.>>I do love procrastinating, tho.Procrastinating is definitely great. I just don't want it to come back and bite JJ like usually does. Doing something is celebration of payment would be nice though.
>>36863015Don't get stabbed. Plus having you quest while high might be fun.
>>36863015DON'T DO IT CJTHEY COULD SEND VINNY FOR YOUR LEGS!
>>36862968In the beginning there was phasebros, then glove guys, then the reign of the Sonic Scream Team. Will anon that takes jokes seriously be the new pain in the ass?only time will decide>>36863036JJ's ass has notches for holding knives by this point
>>36863015>his last words before being beaten to death with stale garlic bread
>>36863015That's it, pack it up guys. Crusty was murdered by Italians on December 19th. RIP in peace.
>>36863100Not a plunger?Then again, Mario never did seem to use one.
>>36863073>I was merely pretending, etc, etc
>>36863132Never know, could be that guy who admitted he was stupid.
>>36862899Specially considering how shaky the basis for their accusations are, I mean she committed murder, yes, but she was also a white underage girl that was forced through torture and psychological conditioning to perform said deeds.If it got out that SHIELD would prioritize her detainment over her employers when she hasn't been causing trouble for a while, it would destroy SHIELD's image for decades.Not to mention it would completely ruin all mutant relations they have and cause shitload of paranoia that could lead into hundreds of new supervillains.
>>36863161who greeneggs? does he still even use his trip?
Hmm. Vote appears to be a tie.Somebody roll a D20. 1-10, we go with the first option. 11-20, we go with the second.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36863205Rolling
>>36863196Laura dindu nuffin
>>36863218>[X] Nah, you can shadow him at school tomorrow, go home.it is. Writan.
>>36863196>If it got out that SHIELD would prioritize her detainment over her employersSHIELD using an opportunity to grab her is not evidence she is a higher priority though.>it would destroy SHIELD's image for decadesI don't believe that would happen. Not capturing a murderer just because she was forced to become one, on the other hand would get them flak. That's my opinion anyway.
>>368631961) SHIELD doesn't know that Laura stopped working for the facility.2) SHIELD's job is to protect people from super-human's. They will lock her up if they think she's a threat. How she got to be the way she is doesn't matter to them. No matter how nice a guy Bruce Banner is, SHIELD would up kill the hulk in a second if they knew how.3) The public HATES mutants. The government regularly locks up mutants that have committed no crimes. Half of the general public thinks the only good mutant is a dead one. There will be no public outcry if they kill Laura.
>>36860057>Going as far back as to 2008She's what, 15-16?So she's been doing jobs from when she was like 10
>>36863421And yeah, like >>36863430 said - people really hate mutants.
>>36863231She iz a gud girl. Jus tryin to get her life in order
Hmm. does the city have an abandoned industrial or warehouse district?
>>3686346315. Not surprising, honestly. Considering the amount of combat skills she currently has, she could have been a reliable weapon years ago.
>[X] Nah.Well, you guess you can shadow this kid at school tomorrow. For now, you feel like getting back to the Scar, maybe follow up on your resolution to push more iron and be more x-treme. You head back home, the sun slipping out of prominence as you approach the jagged borders of the Scar. You can’t help but think about all the things you’ve been putting on hold – the Facility, Creeper, Roxxon. Your dad. And then there’s Joseph out there, too, that creepy psycho. Hopefully he’s genetic destiny’d his way straight outta town by now, though you sort of doubt it. No. You don’t just doubt it. The quill-like scales smattered along your back twitch attentively, as if privy to a change in the wind. You can feel him out there, somewhere. Shivering a little, and not just at the cold, you pick up your pace, glancing down at your watch.>Time: 15:50 PM>Hunger Level: 4Getting late. Day went by like a blur. As you make your way through the scattered ruins of the Scar, you recall the small camp you spotted earlier today. Those guys, whoever they were, had set up pretty close to your little hole in the ground.>[ ] Check out your neighbours. >[ ] Train with Laura.>[ ] Chill at home.>[ ] Write in.
>>36863527>>[ ] Train with Laura.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours.at least try sense something first before approaching
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours.then>[ ] Train with Laura
>>36863527>Check out your neighbors
>>36863527>[ ] Train with Laura.Bout time.
>>36863527>[ ] Train with Laura.Training montage time. I better start seeing some suitable music in the thread.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours. Then>[ ] Train with Laura.
>>36863527>>[ ] Check out your neighbours. >>[ ] Train with Laura.
>>36863527>Train with Laura.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours. HAHAHAAWAY FROM THE FIRE>[x] Train with Laura.Let's train
>>36863527>>[ ] Train with Laura.It's finally time.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours. With the training should we try and include the rest of our hobo family?Noriko and Kevin probably have the best powers for dealing with Kimura.
>>368634301) SHIELD doesn't know that Laura stopped working for the facility.She's been leaving a trail when JJ was cocooned. They know somebody has killed gangbangers in New York due to distinct claw marks and adamantium traces.2) SHIELD's job is to protect people from super-human's. They will lock her up if they think she's a threat. How she got to be the way she is doesn't matter to them. No matter how nice a guy Bruce Banner is, SHIELD would up kill the hulk in a second if they knew how.Yet they also try to not escalate a situation if they can for the same reason.>3) The public HATES mutants. The government regularly locks up mutants that have committed no crimes. Half of the general public thinks the only good mutant is a dead one. There will be no public outcry if they kill Laura.How do you think public will react on the fact that there is a company out there that produces mutant child soldiers on american soil and SHIELD is doing fuck all to apprehend them.
>>36863527>Train with LauraWhich thread did we get taskmaster powers BTW? I like to think he saw tasky during party and tasky got tasked.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours.
>>36863527>[ ] Check out your neighbours. >[ ] Train with Laura.
>>36863745>copying taskmaster's copying abilitiesStep it up or step down Taskmaster.
>>36863527>[ x] Train with Laura
>>36863685>1) Adamantium tracesIt leaves traces? I thought it was a super-metal which didn't break, way always sharp, and doesn't afraid of anything.>2) They wont escalate things when necessary.They will try to take control of a situation if they feel they need to, which can almost-certainly blow up in their face.>3) People will be pissed off about public knowledge of the FacilityThis implies full disclosure is in the best interest of politicians, and that they wouldn't just want to white-wash things, because it might backlash into a variety of other horrible things that their eyes are turned from.
>>36863685>distinct claw marks and adamantium tracesIf she only uses one claw it would just look like a knife attack.>The NYC PD testing random mobsters for trace amounts of an extremely rare metal.Adamantium isn't going to chip off and leave chunks in the wound like steel might. And even if the cops could test for adamantium they're not going to.
>>36863908>>36863910knife attack on a guys with guns in most efficient place with identical murder weapon to previous casesAdamantium is poisonous, so it would leave traces in body. Just not traces of adamantium.
>[X] Train with Laura.You can check up on them later. Right now, you’ve got other priorities. “Hey, Laura.” She turns to stare up at you. “Want to get started on that stuff I mentioned earlier?” She holds her stare in quizzical silence, and you clarify: “The, uh, the training stuff.” It sounds faintly ridiculous when you say it out loud. You don’t know why – it’s exactly what you should be doing, really. You’re not going to learn this crap by yourself, and if your recent encounters have been evidence of anything, it’s that you don’t lack power, you lack experience. You fought the Sinister Six like you were scrapping with some homeless kid over the last bit of leftover burger, and while it didn’t get you murdered via Doctor Octopus, you can’t imagine what you’d done had Electro taken notice of your antics. She nods slowly. “Yes.” Her gaze swivels aside of you, focusing straight ahead. “I… would like that.”Cool. The two of you walk a little further past the station, Laura keeping an eye out for a nice clearing. Eventually you find a little bowl in the rubble where the snow has layered into a stark, white blanket. Laura stands opposite you, shaking her wrists, her body moving sinuously as she takes herself through the motions of limbering up. She’s really flexible. Eventually, she straightens up, and stares straight at you. >[ ] Train with your powers.>[ ] Train stamina.>[ ] Train combat.>[ ] Write in.
>>36864047>[ ] Train stamina.good thing to have in excess in life and in bed
>>36864015American police force, are they really going to check every stabbing in case of super rare adamantine?
>>36864047>[ ] Train with your powers.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.
>>36864047>[ ] Train stamina.Weakest point for us at the moment really.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.Need kung-fu now, to fuel our kung-fuperpowers.
>>36864047>>[ ] Train combat.Our stamina will improve somewhat in the process anyway.
>>36864015>Adamantium is poisonousAh, so it's a catalyst, gotcha. If someone were specifically here and after her, they could test for that, but it'd have to be high-profile to draw their attention.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.It's time to realize that our physical potential is ridiculous.
>>36864047>Train staminaJJ is a lover, not a fighter.
>>36864047>>[ ] Train with your powers.Learn how to use that taskmaster vision, also echo in combat.
>>36864047>[ ] Train with your powersWhile part of me wants to show off tasky mode, we got a lot of shit to work out with our powers.
>>36864047>[ ] Train with your powers.Specifically that of flight
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.Stamina will end up being tested with this anyway.
>>36864047>[ ] Train a little bit of everything, having Laura point out where we need training most.
>>36864143Asking her opinion on what we should build up sounds good, at least to make a training plan for later.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.TaskMaster is Go
>>36864132Bit pointless until level 3 when we can actually have them out in a fight.
>>36864047> Write in."Teach me sifu."
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.Laura would be able to help JJ a dozen times more with CQC.
>>36864143probably for the best
>>36864132Flight is instinctive and pretty shit at this level to be honest. Laura can't help much with it either.
>>36864047>[ ] AnyI really don't mind training any of those things, really.All of them sound good, but pick whichever one will break a tie.
>>36864074Normally that would be the case, but considering they knew she was in the city before, it's likely they had an eye for coroner's reports to find a match for her calling card. Then again it could be they didn't
Does Laura know we have Eye Beams yet and has she commented on them?
Has a few things I'll probably go back and fix, but I wanted to get it on his while I had the chance. So have some art of best couple.
Okay, going with combat.Writan.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combat.or go through a small amount of everything and then ask Laura which she thinks we should work on.
JJ is a pretty elven looking guy... what's his bonus to baking cookies?
>>36864222She wasn't there during the fight, so I don't believe she would.
>>36864110Yes or matching double puncture signature in area she was sighted in. You'd have to be looking for it though.
>>36864047>>[ ] Train combat.
>>36864225Goddamn JJ shave your scraggly ass self.
>>36864225Good job ana
>>36864225I hope Laura's on higher ground.
>>36864225Thank you drawfag, you done gud
>>36864440They're probably sitting down. But, ya. Laura's like 5'2" and JJ is normal sized. 5'11" I think.
>>36864047>[ ] Train combatHave her show us some martial arts. Then aggravate her by taking 3.2 seconds to master each one.
>>36864260>mfw when JJ watches nothing but cooking shows when he gets TV>taskmaster ensues>>JJ becomes the Adamantium Chef
>>36864440>implying JJ won't get the power to shape shift into a manlet
>>36864440>>36864474Yeah, you can't see it thanks to Laura's hair, but she isn't as bent over as JJ is. Also, they're holding hands
>>36864501Interesting. If JJ got Genetic Mimicry and kissed Laura would he get shorter?
>[X] Train combat.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvyj_Furbz4“Your greatest weaknesses are not in your offensive capabilities.” States Laura, rolling her neck. “In this area, your powers make up for your lack of discipline.” …Thanks? Thank you, Laura? Was that a compliment, or just half of one? “You may not have noticed, but your flesh is reinforced to an extent, also.” What? “You have been shot multiple times, but the ability of projectiles to penetrate your musculature is marginally lower than average. You also possess a healing factor, which makes flesh wounds less of a concern.” They still hurt though. You hope this session won’t involve flesh wounds just because they tend to seal themselves up relatively quickly. You may heal like her (and, considering what you’ve seen her bounce back from, you’re not entirely sure of that), but you don’t have Laura’s apparent indifference to pain. “You still have the basic weaknesses of any creature with an integral skeleton, however. Snapping, twisting, and shattering joints requires comparatively little penetrating power, and complex systems require longer to regenerate.” Haha. Okay. You… you’re not sure you like where this is going. Laura falls down into a low, predatory stance, her arms spread wide and fingers curled in a manner reminiscent of talons. All in all, it sorta reminds you of a swooping bird. “Today you will learn where your weak points are, how to prioritize them, and how to defend them.” >Roll
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36864579
>>36862970Barracuda will teach JJ the art of the blacks.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>36864579>not make a man out of you
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36864579
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36864579Rollan!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36864579Fuck I'm late.Nice job you jobbers
>>36864225This pleases me.Good jobu, Anon!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>36864579
>>36864619JJ gonna learn the hard way.
>>36864598>>36864604>>36864615JJ: "MY LIMBS!!!"
>>36864639They grow back.. he's a lizard.
>>36864615>>36864604>>36864598>>36864585And she starts by breaking our neck
>>36864650Takes a month though.
Maybe getting beat up will force his echolocation and muscle memory forward to save his ass?
If we used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSS5dEeMX64 we would have crit
>>36864585>>36864598>>36864604"Don't worry Laura, I got this--""OH GOD, MY LEGGG!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-661oLevE
>>36864651>>36864639No, we did get a 9. That's only slightly less than average.With our Taskmastering, we'll end up in a surprisingly close race.
>>36864585>>36864598>>36864604LEARNING IS FUN
>>36864577At 1? Somewhat shorter, but not Laura-short.Genetic Mimicry 2, however...
>>36864719Pain is a good motivator.
>>36864710...that's a very good point. Hadn't thought of that.
>>36864749and failure is the greatest teacher
>>36864577>>36864740>even more reasons not to get Genetic MimicryThanks guys
>>36864709>dat optimismI'm not sure how you survive, but I'm rooting for you anon.
>>36864710Oh god, we finally get to use/have JJ learn that we have that power!
>>36864776>>36864710Huh...is Laura aware of JJ's contortion power? I mean, he doesn't really use it all that often--at least not in an obvious manner.
>>36864781Yep, I think JJ getting frustrated will encourage him to put as much effort forward as he can. He'll need to if he wants to avoid getting hurt too bad anyway.
>>36864710Huh. I forgot that we had that power
>>36864786We could always choose not to copy her height.>>36864794It isn't optimism - it's tactical confidence enhancement.
>>36864826No use for it has been displayed. Also, with agility really hard to tell.
>>36864710this is sparring anon, not hot torrid sex
>>36864864JJ used it when he busted out of the car trunk after he got shot
>>36864874You think it won't end that way?
>>36864874Nothing saying it can't beWe just have to learn a way to find pleasure in the pain.
>>36864903Given our performance? I'm going with no.
>>36864923Hey, because that's worked out great for JJ so far...[/sarcasm]
>>36864946I suppose we can always buy some performance enhancers for later use with the money we just got.
>>36864585>5>shamefur disprayShe comes at you in a flash. You try to swing at her as she closes in, but she swoops under your failing arm, shifting in close. Your danger sense screams at you from all directions as she lowers herself into a sweep, her leg slicing through the snow. You leap over it, raising your arms to bring them down on her, but she moves like a snake, slipping to one side as you commit yourself to the downward arc. Her left leg lashes out. You feel your eyes bulge, a sudden, debilitating wave of pain crashing through you as your ankle crumples inwards.You yelp involuntarily and swing your arm about at her, panicking, but she moves with it, catching it at the joint. Snap. You scream. Your arm burning, you stagger about, awkwardly trying to shift yourself off your broken ankle, and you feel her fingers slip between yours, holding them almost gently. They she pulls back, and pushes against your shattered elbow with her other palm. You cannot describe this pain. Within moments, she’s forced you to the ground, your nose raking through the snow.“Jesus… Jesus Christ…” The pressure of her grip relents, and you take a moment to just breathe, the pain passing over you in waves. You can feel tears, hot and shameful and huge, edging at the corners of your eyes. Laura sits down beside you, holding her knees together with her arms. “That is what I meant.”After you spend a little while longer rasping into the snow, she speaks up again, her tone somewhat less even this time. “Are you…” She stops. “…Can you continue?” >[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.>[ ] God no holy shit.
>>36864946Its just means she's on top
>>36864970We'd metabolize them to quickly to be effective. Natural or nothing.
>>36864977>>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing."The people after us won't stop because we get a little hurt."
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing."Holy fuck you're good."
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.
>>36864977>>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.Let's not make Laura feel bad for trying to help.
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.It's on. Use those feelings for motivation.
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.Well, that's not much of contortion.
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing."OWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.""I'm fine."
>>36864977>[ ] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.>[ ] G-good jobu
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36864977>[ ] "Yes." (Roll for mental fortitude)'K boss.
>[x] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.No pain no gain
>>36865043Hah, not today
>>36865029Nope. We've had it for ages, but it would be funny if it looks like that's his body's immediate response to joint snapping.
>>36864977>>36865010>>36865019Don't know which one of the other votes is mine since I only put the option in. But I also vote for these. She's just try to help the only way she knows how.
>>36865043You! You don't get to roll
inb4 JJ starts to perfectly execute the same move against her
>>36865081Which she will then perfectly counter. Rince and repeat.Starts feeling a lot like monkey island fencing to me.
>>36865010>"The people after us won't stop because we get a little hurt."This. I want JJ to say this aloud so I know he gets how badly the shit he's in can end.
>>36865111insert monkey quote here
>>36865111You fight like a dairy farmer
>[X] Yes. Let’s just wait for that healing.Roll. Add some +1 on this time.
>>36865111>Which she will then perfectly counter.Oh, I know it'd fail. Not worried about that.
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142go
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142Rolling
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142Hail Satan
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142big money
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36865142here
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36865142Oh boy
>>36865166Fuck you Satan
>>36865166this kills the JJ
>>36865166Hahahahahaha>>36865168Oh that makes it so much worse.
>>36865159>>36865166>>36865163CRACK BITCH IS BACK!
>>36865166Satan has forsaken us!Hope is lost!
>>36865166LAURA WE CAN'T HEAL A SNAPPED NE--
>>36865159>>36865163>>36865166So much for something actually getting done today. Besides pain for JJ happening, that is.
Well now. Luckily, I'm only taking the first roll for this. But that roll was still terrible.Writan.
it this one is best out of 3we do have a karma pointagain assuming this is best of 3 and not first come first serve like the last one
I'm going to go take a shit and hope things improve somewhat when I get back.
>>36865166>hailing Satananon Satan hates JJ, have you forgotten?
>>36865222Well, at least healing factor is getting some training done
>>36865166I'm guessing we keep fusing all the bones in our ankle and Laura has to keep re-breaking it or cutting them apart?
>>36865256He pulled through for us in the past a fair few times.
>>36865276He's the Prince of Lies, anon. He will only disappoint you in the end when you need him most
i roll for big money get a 20 someone else rolls for Satan gets a 1C.R.E.A.M.
>>36865235You gave us the choice>[ ] Train with your powers.>[ ] Train stamina.>[ ] Train combat.I think we chose>[ ] Train pain tolerance
>>36865251>again assuming this is best of 3 and not first come first serve like the last oneOh no, it's totally not gonna be the same as the last one, since being reliable is something only morons do!
>>36865259I don't think we're going to really improve it though.Fuck. I really hope we get the choice to continue training still. I've been waiting for JJ to notice his muscle memory since we got it.
>>36865256No, he's helped us so much!Should we pray to god again? It worked in that church.
>>36865235Is she going to tear open JJ's breast bone and bite his heart?we would have gladly given it to her freely...
>>36865235Well, at least we don't have to blow a karma point.On the other hand, Laura's not going to be training us anytime soon.
>>36865235Huh, I guess we're training our powers after all! Good to know!
>>36865294Satan did nothing wrong.
I wish JJ was saiyan ...
>>36865229>Morpheus has the ability to mimic any human form and appear in dreams. His true semblance is that of a winged daemon, imagery shared with many of his siblings. Starting in the medieval period, the name Morpheus began to stand generally for the god of dreams or of sleep. Morpheus could work for code name, but JJ ain't black enough.
>>36865307>I don't think we're going to really improve it though.Have faith, We might gain some pain tolerance.... Maybe.
>>36865356>Morpheus could work for code name, but JJ ain't black enough.He gets shot a lot.
This is going to end in bloody tears, man
>>36865356That names already taken by a vampire though.
>>36865356You think that's spaghetti falling out of your pocket?
Eh. Its just that we fail so hard we have to take it slow and start at the basics instead of jumping into a proper fight. Its not overall that bad, just highly painful. Hopefully this doesn't make L upset.
>>36865373pffft, you can already tell hurting JJ is upsetting her
>>36865307Another day maybe.
>>36865362He got shot by a cop in queens, that makes him an honorary negro.
>>36865381He might mean "upset her enough that she stops the training session and is hesitant doing anymore".
>>36865373Didn't we already go through one round of her being afraid to hurt us because we're so fragile though? Pretty sure training's done for awhile.
>>36865398And he was part of a gang while regularly committing crimes.
>>36865411And that's what he was responding to.
>>36865434Don't forget we got the Cudda's blessing as a "Hardcore Muthafuckin' Gangsta."
>>36865420No?We went through a round of her kicking out ass in a trained manner, and then waiting for us to heal again. Were not fragile head on, but the technique she is using obviously wrecks our shit since we are totally out of our depth in a fight.Hell the only official combat training we go so far was a defensive stance. The rest was on the fly experience.
>>36865482As soon as JJ gets an address black panther will mail him his "Honorary Negro" certificate.
remember people roll for big money its how you get twenty's
>>36865482Fug. He just needs to watch some basketball to copy them and he'd be a true Basketball American.
>>36865489I think he meant the first time JJ and Laura spared. I don't think she hit him at all the first time.
Y'know, maybe we should've just tailed Harry afterall; it might've been less dangerous...
>>36865670>it might've been less dangerousNice joke.
>>36865670Ironically true. Bigger chance of a really attention grabbing brawl though.
When will JJ realize that Peter is Spiderman?
>>36865749The next time he hears spidey speak.
>>36865749I don't know when he'll realize that he is Batman.
>>36865779Or smells him.For that matter JJ's going to realize Osborn's the Goblin pretty quick.
>(1/2)>[X] Yes. “It’s fine.” You hiss through the pain. “Not like anyone I’m fighting for real won’t do worse, right?” She nods, but doesn’t look all too convinced. Could be the way you’re spasming very slightly. You wait for several agonizing minutes while your bones realign and snap back into place, excruciatingly aware of every shatter, every tear, and every spilt slip of marrow. The ghost of the pain lingers after your body has corrected itself, like a reminder. Eventually, you take position again, still feeling the echo of Laura’s attention in your joints. “Ready?” She says, looking very slightly away from you. You nod.
>>36865869It was at this moment that JJ realized that he was, in fact, not ready.
>(2/2)She comes in again, moving like a shadow over the snow. You recall the way she dodged your initial flail, and you duck under the swift jab she aims at your throat, her fist parting your hair just very slightly. You feel a surge of adrenaline lift you up, propelling your musculature, and you ready yourself to bull into her from a low angle, put your superior strength to use.Then your danger sense sparks, and her knee ascends into your face, caving in your nose and filling your mouth with the sharp, coppery taste of blood. You sputter, crashing to the ground, and her leg is waiting for you. The moment your hands touch the snow, she grinds her heel into your wrist, and you feel the bone break instantly, the force spreading a net of fractures through your upper arm. You scream, and collapse on to one side. The tip of her boot slams into your chest, heaving you over onto your back and pushing the breath from your lungs. Your vision blurs, frayed with red. “Stop!” You hold up one hand, coughing out the words. “Stop!” She stops. You spend a moment recovering, feeling your bones pressing themselves back into shape. Christ. You glance up at Laura. Her eyes are wide, as though in shock, and her arms are wrapped across her shoulders like a blanket. “I… I am sorry.” She looks at you with a hint of recollection in her eyes, and… something almost like fear? “I don’t think we should continue today.” >[ ] [insert]
"Clearly I am rusty at this, maybe just work on forms and kata today"
>>36865897>[ ] [insert]"How about we take a break and try again later tonight?"
>>36865897"Yeah, let's call it a day. How about we get something to drink?"
>>36865897>>[ ] [insert]Give her a comforting smile and say we'll take her word for it. Then comfort the fuck out of her.
>>36865897>[ ] [insert]"Don't worry about me. It hurts, but I can heal quick enough. Why don't you teach me more defensive techniques?"
>>36865923I like this.>>36865897Form and kata, practice motions!
>>36865923>>36865964Something like this. We shouldn't walk away accomplishing nothing.
>>36865897>Mfw Laura might have just realized that she's training JJ like Kimura "trained" her.
>>36865897>>36865932I'll go with this.
>>36865897Keep going. If we don't task master someone I'm going to be disappointed.>>36865964This would be good. If we attack her. We can copy her defense.The only problem is; they don't know this.
>>36865993Kimura didn't teach her shit. Laura had some old guy teach her kung fu. They got close and the facility slipped in the trigger scent...bad time flashbacks is a totes possibility though
>>36865897Reassure her we're fine, and that some pain now will teach us to deal with it later. Ask her what's up also and that stopping is the best of ideas.
>>36865897Ask her to teach us ways to not have our bones broken like we just did. Repeating this over again doesn't gain anything besides JJ getting used to pain, which isn't that important right now. Learn how to not be in pain in the first place.
>>36865897Right, let's stop. Want to get something to eat before bed?
>>36865897I don't understand why making JJ feel pain was necessary to do more than once. Learning how to fight decently this way would take forever.Ask for basic martial arts/CQC lessons/techniques.
>>36866063>Ask her to teach us ways to not have our bones broken like we just did.This is exactly what she was doing. She figures if she attacks enough he'll figure out how to block. The problem is she doesn't know how to hold back.>>36866053True. Knowing how to deal with pain is kind of a big deal when it comes to martial arts.
WE WILL GIT GUD OR WE WILL MAKE THIS JJ'S FETISH
>>36865964>>36865923Hide our pain with some bad kung-fu jokes about grasshoppers and broken English.
>>36866140The problem is JJ is crackbitching hard.
>>36865897>"Let's take a break from sparring. Clearly there's something wrong with everything I'm doing."
>>36865897"Did I get 'em ?!?"
>>36865964Something along these lines.
>>36866140>he'll figure out how to blockProbably inefficiently and definitely slower than her showing us how she blocks and then correcting mistakes as she notices them. Didn't she do this way earlier when teaching us defensive basics?
>>36866085>before bed?It's 6pm.
>>36866125This is how Laura learned. Is the only way she knows how to teach.
Oh enhanced contortion, why are you so useless.
>>36866299for sex only anon and JJ isn't into masochism apparently
>>36866299Shes crushing them. There is zero time for us to bend out of the way
>>36866259>This is how Laura learned.What kind of retarded amoral scientists decide that it's an efficient enough to be used as the only method of teaching their human weapon? Anyway, she didn't teach us this way when she was teaching us basics many threads ago.
>>36866350She has a healing factor, so why be gentle?That was basically their entire mindset, with a side of psychological conditioning.
>>36866350>what type of retarded amoral scientistsTo be fair it was a combination of the desire to stress test their prototype and office politics (several powerful people wanted the X23 project to be a failure).
>>36866350They were teaching her to be immune to pain and martial arts at the same time. She's almost indestructible but bullets still hurt and it would be counter productive for them if she stopped fighting because of a non-fatal blow.If you haven't noticed it worked really well.
>>36866350The whole project was retarded. Instead of building a well adjusted soldier indoctrinated with a huge amount of loyalty, they tried to build an assassin that would do whatever the person on the other end of the radio told them and could be compelled to murder literally anyone in an instant.
>>36866350The same kind that decided to not teach any people skills for their espionage agent and preferred a bajillion dollar clone with gorillion dollar hidden knives over more practical solutions.
>>36866350>implying clones are people>implying you need a reason to harshly treat a dirty clone>implying it wasn't the most efficient shit ever
>>36866236JJ sex takes a long time
>>36866498crying is not foreplay
>>36866471But Laura is a person, what the fuck are you on about?
>>36866409>She has a healing factor, so why be gentle?Because it's more efficient to have someone actually teach her, rather than letting her blindly stumble her way through self-teaching CQC while being attacked. Whatever she taught herself wouldn't be as good as what they could get experts to teach her either, but they probably hammered that out afterwards. Probably using another strange method.
>>36866513>laura is a personHAHAHAHAHA
>>36866513That the scientists didn't consider her one is what he's saying
>>36866509Right. The crying comes after.
>>36866461Yeah. Being nice, artificially creating situations where Laura thinks she's saving her creators and parents or having the creators and parents "save" Laura then giving her a cookie would be better.(Not being sarcastic)
>>36866566>not before, during, and after
>>36866498Laura isn't going to do anything with us if she's afraid a little stab wound or two might scare us off.
>>36866461>>36866470Who did they even end up using Laura to kill? I fucking hope it was some superhuman ruler of some Marvel-created country or something along those lines. inb4 she just killed normal people her handlers didn't like
>>36866549>>36866553Doesn't seem like it anon
>>36866566The crying is continuous.
>>36866598>Who did they even end up using Laura to kill?Her mother.
>>36866598read>>36866423and get the origin story
>>36866598Pretty sure it was mostly politicians and corporate types, a few dozen shield agents, some generals...not sure if they actually used her against any supes. Probably.
>>36866350The kind that wanted to get back at Wolverine but couldn't, so they used his sister-daughter instead.
>>36865869>>36865897Did you fall asleep, Crusty?
>>36866598Both actually. First it was important people. Then the scientists involved in the project turned on each other and used her as a weapon. Obviously.>>36866625Yes, Laura's mom was trigger scented.
>>36866703Its only like 3:30 am in Bonglandand if he falls asleep, then The Queen will get him in his dreams
>>36866625To make her backstory nice and illogically dark, rather than for any practical reason I'm guessing?>>36866643Will do. Probably not right now though, already multitasking with four different things.>>36866662>few dozen shield agents, some generalsObviously ones that didn't make it to their position through competence.>>36866670>wasting loads of money because of butthurtHilarious.>>36866713>ObviouslyObviously.
>>36866589It's why Steve was such a success. They took a pretty damn decent man who was already loyal and just enhanced his ability without deliberately screwing him over . 90% of the failed super-soldier programs in marvel would have probably succeeded had they used volunteers they didn't immediately betray.
>>36866598If you try to make sense of the X-men's world for more then six minutes blood will shoot out your nose. Just let it go.
>>36866703I'm thinking this is a delicate update to write.Hopefully Laura will finally show some spine to JJ.
>>36866782Just like my animes?
>>36866782Good thing I don't actually read any comics then. I feel sorry for people who do though.
>>36866808sometimes its stupid fun like Axis, the marvel event created by an alignment flip spellor just stupid like Marville or Trouble
>>36866763>Obviouslt ones that didn't make it to their position though competence.In their defense, not many people suspect the eleven year old blind girl in a wheelchair of being a highly trained assassin with three to four digits of kills under her belt.
>>36866840>The hero we need, deserve, and want.
>>36866798Hopefully not JJ's own spine.
>>36866873>not many people suspect the eleven year old blind girl in a wheelchair of being a highly trained assassin>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enU89_2k55s
>>36866895they better build that monument
>>36866804No, he meant earsbleeds, not nosebleeds.
>>36866895I wonder what JJ would be like with a symbiote attached to him. Or Venom. Or Carnage.
>>36866925What makes a symbiote cry?JJ does
You flinch. What’s wrong? “I’m fine.” You insist, despite all evidence to the contrary. As if to punctuate your assertion, a low, dull pop emerges from your wrist, as the bones shift back into place. “I’ll heal. And… I guess I’m just rusty. Maybe I should be the one attacking, and I can learn some, I dunno, some basic defensive stuff from you?” She is silent for a good long while. Eventually, you start to think that she’s not going to answer at all – she turns her face away from you and stares down into the snow, as if searching for something to concentrate on. Her fingertips are white with pressure where they dig into her shoulders, knuckles straining. It almost looks painful.You lie there, the snow seeping into your coat, stinging gently at your cheeks, as she grips herself in silence. “I don’t want to be like this.” She says, eventually, her voice trembling. You haven’t heard her like this since… quite a while ago. Flinching, you pull yourself up. “I don’t want to be like this…” She repeats. “I don’t know what I want to be, but I don’t want to be like this.” Slowly, tentatively, you fold your arms over her. She freezes – her tendons shuffle wildly under her skin, seeming caught between the urge to shirk away and the stillness of surprise. She’s warm, and her skin shakes against yours, her entire frame quivering minutely. You don’t know how long you stand there, but it seems like ages, the snow clustering down you like a halo. She turns around. Her chest heaves, and you feel tears against your chest. You can do nothing but stand there. Your breath rises and falls, bright and sinuous against the mottled, cold grey of the Scar. Eventually, she looks up at you, her cheeks streaked with tears and traces of snot clinging under her nose, and that, you think, was when you realized that you’d fallen in love.----------------------->HMQ 95: END>Congratulations! X-Point. >Congratulations.
>>36866808I volunteer at my local library and they have an extensive collection of comics. I read "Ultimate Ironman" yesterday while I was on break and it literally gave me a headache. That book injured my brain.I got so angry when I read Superior Spiderman that I gave myself a black eye by headbutting my punching bag.
>>36866914It's a lingual construct known as a "joke". And that anon did specifically say blood out the nose, no ears.
>>36866953>>Congratulations.Sums it all up.
>>36866953>and that, you think, was when you realized that you’d fallen in love.
How good/bad are Deadpool comics as opposed to others?Also, I don't think we have enough time to have a full vote and should immediately bank it instead.
>>36866873Until they notice that the innocent looking girl was at multiple places people were killed/died. Just scrap making an expensive super assassin and kidnap children for standard, trained since birth assassins instead. Or any other idea, really.
>>36866953So, how close are we getting to having Laura drop from Steadfast to level 3?
>>36866953>just now>not when she called you a big radiator after the botched University rundayum mugga you slow
>>36866953The secret to JJ's heart: violence and self-loathing.
>>36866953>and that, you think, was when you realized that you’d fallen in love.HABDENING!Thanks for runninganimal affinity
>>36866953> and that, you think, was when you realized that you’d fallen in love.Holy shit. I honestly didn't expect that.
>>36867009So how hard is JJ gonna spaghetti now that he's realized his feelings?
>>36866953Forearm plates. Buy them please. Cheap as hell for some good defense that gets better with claws.
>>36866736You have no idea what it's like to live with this fear.
>>36867056>soulDidn't that turn out to be a demon inducede hallucinatory lie though?
>>36867058Adamantium Chef-tier spaghetti, dearest anon.
>>36867066Speaking of, I was gonna make it so you could spend an extra point to have them cover your hands too.Something to keep in mind, I guess.
>>36866964the only good Ultimate is Ultimate Spider-man and the first two Ultimates, everything else mediocre to drizzling shit.Go read Marvels by Busiek and Rossand Iron Man only had 3 good stories his entire existence
>>36867058I think he'll be pretty calm about it honestly.
>>36866953Bank for gaining Spiderbooty. Laura requires it to make the sads go away.
>>36867066I'd prefer sonic scream defense from that null field thing.
>>36867114Pretty much all of Ultimate was great for, like, the first year or two.Then Ultimatum, holy shit.
>>36867127Bank dat shit.
>>36867110Bone boxing gloves? We could become nature's most fabulous predator!the Mantis Shrimp.
>>36866953BankI want that detachable dick
>>36867150X-men waffled between good and shit and then mediocre and shitnever read UF4, besides that Zombie arcand Miles is boring, the pacing is slow and he's just a dumber and browner Peter with taser powers and his MJ is a fat asian boy
>>36867110I won't let you Jew me out of my hard earned x-points! Seriously though, it's already supposed to cover the hands. Did you mean joints?>JJ becomes capable of protruding a set of armoured bone structures across his forearms and HANDS.
ELECTROSTATICLevel 2: JJ’s touch generates visible electrical arcs. Much stronger current, enough to cause people to smoke a bit after some touching. Will short out unarmoured electronics.SHADOW FIELDRequires: Level 4 Invisibility.Cost: 2Normally, JJ’s invisibility fails completely in moments of extreme exertion, physical trauma, or when he activates certain other abilities. This upgrade allows him to function in such situations with a muted form of invisibility – rather than being truly imperceptible, his features are blurred and his exact position becomes unclear, as if he’s being seen through mist.NULL SHADOWRequires: Level 4 Invisibility, Level 4 Enhanced Senses, Echolocation.Cost: 2This ability must be activated instead of Invisibility. It absorbs all sound waves that should strike or bounce off JJ, making him imperceptible on the auditory spectrum.
>>36867177Oh yeah, and if you did mean to say joints. I'd spend two points on it right now. Adamantium tier arm plates would be great.
>>36867188>insteadWhy would you ever want this?Nigga I don't care if I can't hear you, I can see your ass creeping around
>>36866953Thanks for running. animal affinity. What's Laura's relationship level now?
>>36867188Hold up, does that mean that if we built for it, we could've had Shadow Field and Phasing simultaneously running?
>>36867177Holy shit, they're better than I remember them being. I guess there's no need for an upgrade. >>36867172Zombies UF4 was when it went to shit, after Ellis and Carey were gone.Miles is late Ultimate, after the terribleness of Ultimatum.
>>36866953...muh feels.Grats JJ, hold onto her tight
>>36867228>Holy shit, they're better than I remember them being.Yeah, it is pretty great honestly. >I guess there's no need for an upgrade. Never gonna get them joints covered then?
>>36867220JJ's bullshit level super senses make him super susceptible to sound based attacks. That one chick JJ met in the scar that has sonic scream can one hit KO JJ any time she wants.
>>36867224>inb4 unchanged and we getting friendzoned for pixie
ELBOW BLADESRequires: Level 2 Claws & FangsCost: 1This ability allows JJ to protrude a pair of long, razor-sharp biological blades from his elbows. They have all the qualities that his current Claws & Fangs level bestows. ELBOW SPINESRequires: Level 2 Claws & Fangs, Elbow BladesCost 1This ability allows JJ to extend his elbow blades atop a set of chitinous, spiny cords, roughly two meters in length. These cords are moderately prehensile.FOREARM PLATESRequires: Level 2 Claws & FangsCost: 1JJ becomes capable of protruding a set of armoured bone structures across his forearms and hands. These plates to not cover his joints, but they do provide a certain level of protection to this area, and can be used to block nasty attacks.SPINAL TAILRequires: Level 3 Claws & FangsCost: 2JJ becomes capable of extending a highly prehensile, chitinous tail. It is moderately dexterous and possesses a serrated barb equivalent to his current level in Claws & Fangs. ELECTROSTATIC EMITTERS (TAIL)Requires: Level 3 Claws & Fangs, Spinal Tail, Level 2 Electrostatic TouchCost: 2JJ’s tail becomes capable of delivering an electrical shock one level less powerful than that described in his current level of Electrostatic Touch.
This thread has given me good feelings.>Also broken bones.And now JJ has found love again, someone is let through the spaghetti of his heart to his crackbitch soul.
Vote or not for this thread?
>>36867228I know, I was just hitting the noteworthy shitthe warning signs were all there in Ultimates 3, where Pyro went from undercover agent to rapist for no explained reasoncurse you Loebalso>Ultimate Hulk vs Wolverine took like 4 years to come out
>>36867276>FOREARM PLATESReminder that these also are as strong as claws. So at adamantium level claws, we'd have adamantium strength forearm+hand plates.
>>36867220Laura can sneak up on people like a boss, and it's not because she can turn invisible. That's something JJ could stand to learn.
Okay, so, looks like we've got a selection of three today. Remember the voting rules. No quoting or greentexting or posting anything but the number. Fail to comply and when you die the Queen will take you to her chamber of discontent.Post,>1 for ANIMAL AFFINITY>2 for NULL SHADOW>3 for FOREARM PLATES>4 to BANK
>>36867306>That's something JJ could stand to learn.Considering JJ is already instinctively copying the way people walk, it shouldn't be hard.
>>36867228>Ultimatumoh hey now I remember why I hated Jeph Loeb
5 : Taser Hands 2
>>36867398Would have voted for.
What are you guys banking for?
No Tazer Hands?
>>36867457Nobody said that>>36867436Agility 5
>>36867436Subdermal bioweave 3. The arm plates won't protect our legs, torso or face from someone like Laura. At least the internal armor option is systemic.
>>36867489That's a good choice too.
>>36867480Tied between bank and plates.
>>36867436phasing agi5, wings, healing blood and stuff like that
>>36867563>healing bloodSee you in 50 threads.
The Bank takes it.>>36867530Nah, someone on Team Forearms disobeyed the rules.
>>36867389Why is there always one who doesn't read the comments?
>>36867593Just like in real life:The Bank Always Wins.
>>36867436Agility 5But I doubt that we're going to be able to save up enough. So I would settle for wings 3 or Bio-weave 3.
Close one, but bank takes it. 7-2-8-9>>36867380>>36867381>>36867396>>36867405>>36867409>>36867434>>36867468>>36867390>>36867408>>36867368>>36867372>>36867394>>36867414>>36867430>>36867431>>36867451>>36867459>>36867353>>36867354>>36867364>>36867369>>36867382>>36867412>>36867418>>36867461>>36867465
>>36867616Every vote that is not made according to rule is a vote for phasing
>>36867593Instead of forcing a tie, he gets sent to the chamber. I'm glad, he deserves it.
>>36867651We really should start putting it down as that many votes for phasing.
>>36867593Did the relationship level officially change? Or do we still need to get Laura to feel the same as JJ?
>>36867661It is possible that team Forearms won't be renewing Anons contract for the next season if he can't improve his performance in the field.Stay tuned for some highlights off the match.
>>36867651Makes sense. Out of phase votes don't count anyway.
vitate brothers unite and unihilate
>>36866953Now that sperging over powers is done, uguuuuu~
>>36867593What's Laura's relationship level now? What time you thinking of running Sunday?
>>36867793She's still Seadfast, but it sounds like she's getting caught in another depressive spiral (the Blonde Detective nearly ratting her to shield, nearly beating JJ unconscious/to death during that training session) so who knows if she decides to peruse things, rabbit (run away) or something else now.
>>36867737>>36867793I think Laura's feelings for US have to become clearer for the relationship to go up; right now though we acknowledge our own feelings, which is the first step in any relationship
>>36867777I was not expecting that last line at all. I wonder if this was one of those thing's Crusty through out on a whim or if he had something like this planned.
>>36867923>expects falling in loveThat's the thing anon, no one expects to fall in love, it just happens sometimes
>>36867923The last line is JJ noticing his feelings, it had to happen at some point.
>>36867777I wanna see the X-23 quest thread in the alternate universe, freaking out over their husbando maxing out S Links with them.