Midnight in Gotham Issue #11 - All Saint's Day>A typical psyche student at Gotham U is forced to take on the role of the Joker.>Last issue, we met a secret admirer- and lost a not-so-secret one. We also might have put the entire city into lockdown mode. Oops.>Check for updates on Twitter at GothamQM@QMGotham>Go here for a list of previous issues: http://pastebin.com/N1nxppJi>Go here for an updated list of MiG castmembers converted for the Batman miniatures game: http://pastebin.com/iMbaimudIt is morning. On television, a large, genial man is standing behind a podium addressing a crowd. "For too long now, Gotham has been left to be eaten alive from the inside. The country has seen your plight - the crime, the corruption, the vigilantes and gangs... And we've done nothing. Gotham was left to die by the rest of the nation.We let you down. There is no apology the country can offer this city for the suffering we have allowed you to undergo. But I can promise you one thing, Gotham - it ends now. Over the last few weeks we have seen the crime rate in this city increase by an unprecedented amount. We at the FBI have been keeping tabs on the local organized crime rings for years now, and recent events have indicated that situation is becoming dangerously unstable. With last night's mass breakout from the Arkham facility, we were proven right. This morning at 6 A.M., on the Governor request, President Lutor enacted Martial Law in Gotham. For the next few weeks, the city of Gotham will be under a conditional lockdown. No one will be leaving or entering the city without my department's permission as we complete our investigation. By Christmas, Gotham, we hope to have your Arkham inmates back in custody and transferred to Stryker's Island in Metropolis.That is our gift to you, Gotham. And that is your promise from me."cont
>>42979865The crowd erupts in applause as the man smiles and begins answering questions. His round face is serious, but his eyes are cheerful and bright. Beneath him, the screen reads "SAC Derrick J. Irons, FBI.""There goes your political aspirations, I suppose," says Nightjar with a sigh.Just a few minutes ago you entered the Funhouse to find the television already tuned to the news- with Holly at your side. Most of your crew has been gathered here for most of the night, recovering from the chaos of Halloween night. Dottie's eye still sits heavy in your jacket pocket. She is nowhere to be seen."How bad is it, exactly?" you ask. The others look to one another, unsure. "It's... not NORMAL," starts Dwayne, "but it can't be that bad. Nobody's ever been able to stop us before. This time they're just trying a little harder. Should be fine.""What do we know about them, then? What should we do?" This is a situation you hadn't prepared for.Dwayne shrugs. "Well... We always operated around the city, so it shouldn't affect us much, right? We've been picking up a lot of Scarface's drug trade since he kicked it, so it might even help now that people'll be cooped up and scared. Drive 'em to something to get their minds of things, you know? Harv'll probably see some good business at his bars and casinos, too. Might hurt your boss though, Birdy. Shipping and all that.""Yes..." she says, "I'm sure I'll hear from him soon. I'm certain he's got something up his sleeve." She tries to seem unconcerned, but you can tell she is on edge.Dwayne continues. "So what I'm thinkin' is, we sit back, let the money roll in, and hope no other lunatic decides to take a liking to you. Let's just take it easy, yeah?"cont
>>42980189"You think this will be that easy, Dwayne? Hmmm?" Holly seems upset. "After everything we've said and done? Publicly? You think that we won't be the first ones they come after?" She turns to you. Her eyes are burning. "I've seen them sniffing around, you know. At your campaigns. At the station. Weedy craven little men, always trying to stay just out of sight. They've had their eyes on you. On all of us. They'll take us all, you know? Like animals.You're the one they want the most, Brock. You'll be the one they try to use to prove that they can do what they say.""...Like I said, boss," says Dwayne, gritting his teeth as he glowers at Holly. "Just hope no other lunatic decides to take a liking to you and we'll be fine."You aren't so sure."...And what if we're not?" you say. "We have been incredibly active recently. The Calendar Man saw to that." You stop, then shake your head. "...No, that's not right. It was me. I was the one who made us go public like we did. And now there's a new variable at play in the city. Do we even have a contingency plan for something like this? What would the old Joker do?""He'd... probably just start killin' people 'till they stopped," says Knock. "He was always pretty direct.""Yes, he was," says Coal. "But remember, you aren't him. You're capable of taking a more reasonable course of action. A... safer one, I'd hope."Everyone is uncertain. Perhaps even scared. This isn't the norm for this city, so no one is quite sure what to do. Now more than ever they need your guidance. They need a leader."So... what do you want to do, then?" asks Dwayne. >wat do?>wat ask?
>>42980189>LaughOh thank god! I was so sick of dealing with those vapid two-faced piranhas!And we have the money to get alternate idenities for anybody who wants out.The only way out I saw from the start if we won was gassing half the city on TV and getting carted to Arkham as a distraction so you guys could get out.Shame I won't be able to watch Harv explode when he found out he was mayor though. Would've been priceless.
>>42980402>wat do?Kill people. Make our gang extremely active criminally. If they push, we'll push back. Make sure all of our allies are with us.>>42980515No. Laughing is being overused.
>>42980402Christ, alright guys. I've always been a gambler. Kinda lost big lately, bigger than I thought it looks like...so, we can carve up the campaign fund for whoever wants out. That was always the point anyway.>Move away from Holly and sit down by yourselfWe need something big here, and there's a pretty high possibility I'll at least be carted off.So, I need everyone to listen here.If something happens to me, I'll need someone I can trust to make the right decisions in charge.Even if they aren't the ones I'd make.That's why, if I get locked up or killed...Dottie's in charge.
>>42980402"We can't just let them go around all cock-of-the walk here.What do we know about their base of operations or who they have on staff? Anything we can use for leverage?"
>>42980402>wat do?well we cant let this go unanswered get on the tv via the pirate channels and try to spin this as the corrupt governors attempt at getting red of his competition, next work with the other gangs to 'acquire' uniforms of whatever department's troop that are holding the city in lock down and put some our(or one of the others gangs) guys in to to publicly cause trouble, with the goal of agitating the civilians.overall our aim is to bring the city to riot for reasons both real and imaginary
>>42980402"Oh thank god, we can go back to getting our hands dirty."
>Dot lost Eye-fuTruly the worst has already happened. Bring it you Metropolis fuckwits.
>>42980999How did we lose her?
You try to be cheerful. "Well... Look on the bright side. At least we don't have to deal with all those vapid, two-faced piranhas anymore, right?""Eh, I wouldn't go that far," says Dwayne. "Now that we've got Harv and his boys in our corner, seems a shame to kick them out."A beat. "I was talking about... Nevermind. I probably would've ended up gassing half the city and getting sent to Arkham anyway. Shame I'll never get to see Mayor Two-Face, though."You step away from Holly, and go to the center of the room."Look guys, I've always been a gambler. I've lost big lately, though. Bigger than I thought. So listen. Anybody who wants out, I'll get you out. Fresh identities, and some money to get you started. Because from the way things are looking, I'm probably going to end up getting carted off. Our gang is about to get active. Very active. We can't let this go unanswered. At the same time, we'll make sure the people start chafing under the troops in power. They're already uneasy as it is, I'm sure. Nightjar, see if you can get ahold of Penguin. Dwayne, talk to Harvey. We'll get some of their uniforms and start agitating the crowds. Hopefully we can make them riot. They're after us right now, not the people. We can use that.But right now, I want to know if anyone wants out. And the offer stays open, until..."Everyone remains seated. "Where'd we go, boss?" asks Knock. "For most of us, this is all we got.""I'm professionally ruined," says Coal with a sigh. "I can't go back to the university, and the private sector has me branded a criminal. At best I could work as an underground contractor, but... I have a feeling you'll be needing me.""I am too," agrees Holly. "I publically supported you. I've nowhere else to run."You turn to Dwayne. "D, what about you? You, Spike and his Mom could get out and try to get started somewhere."cont
>>42981075She thinks we're basically Holly at this point.
>>42981132He laughs a sad laugh, and shakes his head. "I don't want her gettin' mixed up with me, Boss. I done a lotta shit I'm not proud of. Nothin' I want her to live with too. But... Yeah. I'd like to get those two outta this city. I mean, if you want."You nod. "Of course Dwayne. And Nightjar?"She looks up, surprised. "Me? I'm not one of you lot.""...I think you are. How about it? Do you want out? We can get you out of the city, set up somewhere? She laughs. "Of course not. I've worked hard to be exactly where I am now." She shifts. "But... Thank you, just the same."You look at the others gathered around. Only Red isn't present. And Dottie... Everyone starts rising to get to work. "...One more thing, guys." They stop."If something happens to me, I'll need somebody I can trust to make the right decisions in charge. Even if they aren't the ones I'd make. If I get locked up or killed...Dottie's in charge."Silence. "What? You tryin' to buy me again, Boss?"It's Dottie.(cont)
>>42981388You turn to her, quickly. "Of course not, Dot. I was just...""Yeah, just like tha' whole Campaign Manager thing, right? Thinkin' I want your handouts. Throwin' the wellbeing of everybody else in this gang at me hopin' you'll trick me into trustin' you again." She shakes her head. "Whole things a big game to you. Just hangin' out in here barkin' orders and pretendin' you give a shit about the rest of us."She enters the room, sits down, and lights a cigarette. "So you wanna get your face back on TV, and you wanna get everybody worked up and killin' each other in the streets. Got it," she says. There is a great deal of tension in the room.You can't really deal with all this right now. You turn to the rest of the group "What do we know about their base of operations? Who do they have on staff? Anything we can use for leverage?""GCPD," says Holly. "They're sure to be there. I've known the FBI were in town, of course. They always are. But this new man... Their leader. I don't know him. I don't know what we can do to buy him or scare him, either. He's an unknown factor. The fact that he pulled all this together... He has to have some kind of pull. It's a trick, or some kind of plot." She looks at you. "It always, is, right?"Everyone scatters. Within several hours, Penguin's men are able to secure a number of National Guard uniforms and weapons- just enough to outfit some of the gangs with them. They take to the streets in small bands, with orders to harass some of the locals.Meanwhile, you take to the airwaves.Gotham's televisions turn to static. Cautiously, they all give you their undivided attention. For years you were their tormentor. For weeks you've been their hero. Hours ago you were their savior. And now? Now... They're not so sure about anything anymore.cont
>>42981882Fuck it. Just give Dot a gun and a shot at us if that's what it'll take to get our ability to at least work together back. Either way we need to have a heart to heart with the girl. Either get her to safety or something.God damn.
>>42981962Jesus christ just leave her alone. I get you want to waifu her but its not happening and she doesn't want it, thats why shes gave brock back his eye and basically hates him now.
>>42982101You'll notice at least one of my statements were "get her to safety", i.e. out of the city and away from the Joker.Which seems to be the one thing to consistently scare her.Seems in character enough and I'd call it a win.
>>42982236That does make sense and if you want to keep pushing that, fine. she and the others have repeatedly said that this is their only thing in life they want or could do though. So I imagine it'll be very hard and frowned upon by the gang
>>42982309Fair enough, but that means we need to get our ability to work together at some point though.Also why do people keep going on TV?Seems like killing motherfuckers is enough of a message.
I vote we track down Langstrom, see if we can't get a hyena version of his bat venom floating around... It'd be a good "Fuck you, I win" button once or twice until they wise up.
>>42982362Get our ability to work together back.I mean she is one of our top enforcers. It's the worst possible idea to just let her run rogue.
>>42981882You stand in an empty room. No stage, no costumes. Just you in your purple suit, shaking your head."It's a shame really, isn't it? The one time the Joker tries to play fair, and the powers that be decide to be the first to flip the table. They must have figured you couldn't make your own decisions, so they made them for you. And now you can't even leave the city. They've trapped you in here with me and every other monster Arkham ever spat out.Maybe they're trying to scare you? Push you around? Your guess is as good as mine, folks. The only thing I know......Is that this just isn't funny."The channel flips back to Gotham's normal daytime programming. The viewers pay no attention to a carefully-crafted soap opera reveal, resulting in weeks of confusion over just who is who's brother-husband. Instead they're thinking about you.You're a liar, and a murderer. In the past few months you've blown up half the city and nearly killed most of their children. But then, you've always done that. People always die in Gotham. But they've never been prisoners.You exit the studio, and the others come to your side.Knock is visibly angry. "Our boys on the street already been picked up. Most of 'em, anyway. Heard that as they got out there stirrin' up shit the bastards had 'em on the ground.""Penguin said the same thing," says Nightjar. "He only sent a small number of his men out in uniform, and his caution seemed warranted. They're moving quicky. It seems they're not up to playing the normal games...""That... isn't what I wanted to hear," you say."I'm sure it isn't," she says. "Still, there's still some men from each of our gangs operating on the original plan. We'll just have to be more cautious about it. We'll have to hope we can start the riots slowly. But I think it can happen, with time.""I'm just not sure how much time we have...," you say sadly.cont
>>42982436"Then we need to find out," says Holly. "This was too fast. We don't know who we're dealing with. We need to find out... Something. I... just don't know how.""An insider?" suggest Coal. "A kidnapping, or a mole. We need some way of gathering information from the inside. With Miss Cris and myself indisposed, you've lost some of your support network. She takes you aside."We can't help you the way we used to. You've always had a safety net of people on the other team aiding you. As it stands... Are you sure you're going to be able to do this? This situation is different. It seems like people are hunting you now. They're hunting all of us. It's not the same game anymore.""...It's not like we have a choice, is it?" you say.She starts to say something, but holds her tongue. She raises her hand, pauses, then rests it on your chest. "...You... and the Cyclops... That was... Well, it seemed like there was some tension there earlier?""She's angry. She thinks I've not been taking this all seriously- You know about the situation with the Calendar Man. The old Joker gave me this job, and Calendar Man set me up. I guess I let myself buy into my own hype.""...And you broke her heart?" Coal says understandingly. "She thought you were actually some kind of hero." She puts her arm around you. "...And now she's broken your heart too." She pulls you to her in a reassuring hug. She holds you there for a few moments. Softly, sadly, she whispers int your ear..."...Of course, now you have to kill her."
>>42982644Wow, we're really being manipulated.
>>42979865>Alias Dottie>Aversion to: Joker (Midnight in Gotham)>This Character cannot be in the same Crew as Joker (Midnight in Gotham).>One Eyefu is goneyou son of a bitch are you trying to break my heart
>>42982644WHAT. THE. FUCK.
>>42982644>...Of course, now you have to kill her."hmm, so ether she wants us to kill her because coal is the leak, or coal thinks that since we upset Dottie so much that she is the leak choices
>>42982644Not happening. That guy in the interviews wasn't the Joker. It was the guy they abducted telling the public what made him tick.Dot gets out alright, or it's worthless.I don't care if she returns my feelings or not.Dot gets her second chance at life, with or without me in it.That doesn't matter.One way or the other I'm going to turn this into a city where the Joker can't exist.And if you ever so much as think that again you'll see why Two-Face thinks I'm scarier than the old guy.You can't safety net me anymore, so find a way to be useful that doesn't end in me making you beg for death.I don't hate you.
>>42982644Wait, what? no. no, no ones heart is broken and no ones getting offed unless they explicitly betray me like the hatter.
>>42982979seconding. That said a little paranoia might help.
>>42982903>>42982644Oh and Coal?That goes for you doing anything to her as well.
>>42982903lets not say this, also your taking your obsession with Dottie a bit to far
>>42983024Eh, seemed the way we were leaning but a scaled down version might work.
>>42983024We threw a parade and broke into a prison just to break a couple guys out.I don't think it's just the obsession with Dotty talking.Though, yeah. It's very clearly there.
>>42982903she doesn't want out man, she wants to fuck shit up and kill people and blow cars up like a good little psycho.
>>42983107Came off that way because that seemed the way things were going. I usually argue from a pro-Holly stance. Or at least Holly neutral
>>42982644You break her embrace, and start walking away. "This isn't the time for this. I'm not going to let you try and play me too."She grabs you by the shoulder and pulls you back, talking to you in hushed tones. "When have I ever tried to manipulate you? You know that I'm right. She's violent. She's psychotic. But most of all, she can't be controlled. You know that your position in this gang is tenuous- you only hold onto command because they let you. You have the support of those other people, but now she's a liability. She puts you and your position at risk. And that means she puts all the rest of us at risk as well.""No," you say sternly. "One way or the other I'm going to turn this into a city where the Joker can't exist. Either Dot gets out, or she takes command when I'm gone. You can't safety net me anymore, so find a way to make yourself useful in a way that doesn't test my patience with you. Everyone gets out alive if I can help it. Not just Dottie. Everybody.""No, you're letting your obsession with this woman get in the way of your better judgement. She isn't your girlfriend, no matter how hard you try to pretend. She's your subordinate. And now she's an animal that YOU," she jabs you in the chest with a finger "need to put down.""I said no. And I don't want you trying anything either. I won't have traitors in my crew.""I have always looked after you, boy. I knew you were a child, but I thought that you might not think like one. Go ahead, get yourself killed over this woman. I can guarantee she'll barely feel anything at all." Coal storms off.You're angry and hurt, on top of the stress from the lockdown. You need some time to cool off.
Picked this up for you guys.10 points to anyone who knows what it's from.
>>42983392You walk up into the park and stand beneath the old creaking ferris wheel. Holly said they were operating quickly, and acting strangely. Could there be a leak in the group? Coal had tried to get you to kill one of your own, and she had worked with law enforcement- could it be her? Or could she suspect Dottie? Coal has never led you wrong before...And Holly. She's always acted strangely. She said she knew about the FBI people all this time, yet she never told you. And she ruined her career for you. It seems... unlike her. Ever since the benefit she's seemed to be coming unhinged.You roll the glass eye in your pocket, trying to work things out."Boss!" shouts Knock, surprising you and causing you to jump. You feel a sharp pain on the tip of your finger, and jerk your hand out of your pocket in surprise. A trickle of blood drips from a small cut."Penguin called in Nightjar. FBI raided the Iceberg. Said they cleaned the whole place out. She said he got away, but she's already left to go meet him. What're we gonna do?">wat do
>>42983476Rally the hoodlums, the gangbangers, the gangsters and the criminally insane. Take back the city!
>>42983476>wat dofirst thing we do is more, next send dottie, holly and coal to elsewere and keep them under watch i think one of them is a traitor, then we rally the rabble to cause some trouble
>>42979865>>42982785>http://pastebin.com/iMbaimudholy shit how many characters are you gonna fucking add QM>Name Unknown>Alias Circe>Affiliation Black Mask>Special Traits:>MannequinI guess that's one mystery solved though>Farmer Brownwat>EggheadWat>Music MeisterWAT
>>42983476Where is Spike?We need his help to jack up the police chatter
>>42983476Get Harvey on the line.We'll double team these jackasses and show them some famous Gotham hospitality.Get the guys together, let's blindside em and put them off their game.
>>42983476Throw that fucking eye ball away.Coal is right on some things, like pretending dots our girl, she said she'd kill us if the joker came back for fucks sakes.Ready Poison and explosives for our leutenants and some of our footmen. We're going after the FBI fuckers. Steal their cars, guns, planes and torch their buildings of operation. break the quarantine on the city .
>You feel a sharp pain on the tip of your finger, and jerk your hand out of your pocket in surprise. A trickle of blood drips from a small cut.wait how
>>42983667>>42983630Get Red to get started on a directional mine vest.After we blindside these assholes we're hitting Arkham and Blackgate.We'll clean up afterwards.Besides, I've a couple friends from my days as a doctor at Arkham I'm sure we can get on our side.
>>42983740arkham is a crater
>>42983696She gave us either the broken eye or broke the new one.>>42983683Our girl or not she hasn't betrayed us yet that we know. We can't go around offing people for paranoia. She's still one of our guys.
>>42983787>TFW she have us the old one, and inadvertently just killed us through bacterial infection.
>>42983787Not suggesting we kill her, far from it, Only outright betrayal will get crushed hard like with top hat. just that we stop trying to ... romance her i guess. derrek and red already caught on to it when we teamed up with her after giving her her new eye. now coal to and dots made it very clear that she doesn't want that.
>>42983476At least now you have something else to focus on."Knock, get your boys. I want everybody. And get Harvey on the line. And Red. We're all taking back this city tonight. Some of us are going to break this lockdown on the edges of town, and the rest will go after Police headquarters."You start to return to the Funhouse, but pause for a second, still feeling a weight in your pocket."...And have Dottie take Coal and Holly somewhere safe. I don't want any of those three getting hurt in all this." Of course, this is only half of the truth.You reach into your pocket, place the glass sphere on the old bench, and head off back to the funhouse to get ready for war.A cracked green eye watches you leave. (cont)
>>42983903Who said we should? The only reason I said put her in charge is she's the only one being straight with us.If we're the most qualified she's second by virtue of being able to pull crazy shit.Dwayne's only second in command material, Coal is a researcher, and I'd hate to see what they become under Holly.Knock is best on the street.Order goes Dot-Dwayne-Knock-Coal-L/R-Holly.In my head anyway.
>>42984078Yeah same here.
>>42983991>We're all taking back this city tonight.we are going to need a plan for this, otherwise its going to go badly
We need to kill the leader, and to do that we need to bait the fucker out into the open and take him down. After that we need to arrange our death (faked of course) and to go into hiding for a time, while the gang goes on the utter down low for a few months.This affair is expensive and can't be kept up long, we need to bunker up and stay the fuck out of the limelight after killing mr mastermind.And if dotty plays up again. tell her to shut up because we need someone willing to blow our brains out in charge if it comes to it.Fuck this sentimental crap people seem to have imported, get some damn cajones and blow this shit show. Joker plays by no fuckers rules but his own.
>>42984343That's why I said we put her in charge in the first place, despite what everyone might be thinking in character (since it made it in), it wasn't Brock thinking with his dick.It was the next best choice available.
>>42983991On the streets of Gotham, a number of tiny cars race towards the city's access points. On every bridge in the city, a makeshift military checkpoint has been set up, allowing no one in or out without first being thoroughly checked, rechecked, and approved.Gangs of men, some in clown paint, some in ski masks, and some in winter coats, all pour from the cars and open fire on the checkpoints- just before a second wave of military men close in on them in a planned pincer maneuver. Within moments, and with a complete lack of civilian or military casualties, the strike teams are taken into custody one by one.By the time you find this out, however, you are already pulling in close to police headquarters. Spike has just patched you in to the police radios, but after you hear about your men being taken in, they immediately announce to begin radio silence. You hear nothing more.You pull up in Dwayne's car with a few of your best men next to a two-toned car. Though you've never seen it, you have no question as to who is inside. You and Dwayne exit your vehicle, and Two-Face and a few of his other men do the same. You recognize one of them as Matches.A perimeter has been set up around the entire block containing the police station, with movable wire fences and hastily rolled-out razor wire behind them. You can see riot police and military personnel patrolling the area.(cont)
>>42984533"I guess they were expecting something like this..." you say. "Damn near all of Arkham'd love to get a piece of the police," says Two-Face. "'Course they're on the defensive." "That's... Alright, that's true, I guess. Still, we need a plan. Going in there straight is suicide. The best thing to do is to take out their leader. The guy on TV. Then we can let things cool down for a while. The lockdown is expensive for everybody, and I doubt the fatcats will let it go for long without complaint.""So how you plannin' on gettin' in there?" asks Matches. "Give me a minute..." you say. "Let me come up with something. Dwayne, where's Penguin?" Dwayne shakes his head. "Penguin's still hidin' out. He's gonna be out of if for a while. They hit his headquarters straight on.""Then it's just us," you say. Then you turn to Two-Face. "Harvey, I'll give you two options on what to do, alright? I can't count on your whole... coin thing fucking this up."He shrugs, and pulls out his coin. " 'S fair.">wat do>wat Harvey do, x2 - Both Good, and Evil
>>42984078>>42984406That makes more sense, I only thought it might be about wanting dot because we asked dwaynes advice on liking her, grouping up with her and dwayne and red sharing that obvious look together and now coals argument. We should damn well be telling her this later then to stop throwing her tantrums.Having said that I think it'd be better to find a new leader all together. I imagine even if shes the best suited shes still not Joker leader material if we were brought in to lead. at best she'll make a good regular gang leader but not for the jokers. Take a page from the original jokers book and make someone outside our gang the heir.
What needs to happen is we rig up a place of our choosing and then make a public announcement to basically "Come and get it"Then plan 4 or 5 seperate escape routes with different people individually and separately without them knowing of each other.Then its a case of leading every fucker by the nose until we do what we want.
We need to make a hostage situation. Lots of people. Pull a heath ledger and have folks dressed up in clown goon gear etc. This is not the time to pull punches, people need to die to resolve this.
>>42984593>Dynamic Entry one team with directional explosives near the holding cells after cutting up the barracades. Another comes in the front while they're distracted. Mow em down in cross fire. We should really blow Holding and get those guys in too.Or I could just walk in, turn myself in, and ask to talk to the guy in charge. I mean I'm going to kill him obviously but you know how these guys are.Course there's no reason we couldn't do both.
>>42983630What is this?
>>42984767So, cut our stomach open, stick a gas canister in, sow it up bar the exhaust and then gas the leader when he comes to chit chat?
>>42984847I was thinking our shoes or some kind of smilex injector in false teeth over our actual teeth. Preferably from a batch Coal hasn't made public yet.Or you know, acid or something.That said we do need a distraction, but we are the distraction.
>>42984945Plus we might be able to click our heels. Get blade to pop out of our shoes and whatnot. We might need the acid to get out of cuffs though. So we could sew it up in our arm, like a little bit.
>>42984945We do that, they can take if off of us.Remember, these fuckers have to play by the rules, we don't.Embed that shit in ourselves and spring it when they overlook it, because who would be so fucking crazy?
attach explosives to drones and let that shit fly. also, explosives and poison are our bread and butter. even if they have gas masks or something they can't easily block a bomb or whatever.
>>42985005Deal.Also, we're buds now you and me.
>>42985048Coolios.Link the trigger up two fold: One as a phone for dotty to ring, and the other as a muscle contraction we can do ourselves. Kill the fucker on camera and laugh like a madman.
>>42985097No son, no. Acid and smilex. No, if we do that it's a hidden zip gun or something we can dig out prior to use. Like a small thin knife or glass shard.
>>42985097Also I really don't want this getting on TV.This guy gets a private showing. The lucky duck.
>>42985266No, that Will get confiscated at any kind of search.Plaster over the hose end with some kind of wound dressing that is air porous and claim to have been shot. Use blood from the little surgery to stain the bandages but not enough to make it look like a hack job. We need the fuckers to believe us. I think they will try televise this because the PR would be immense.
>>42984593"Harvey, I'd like you to grab some hostages and take them to the stadium. Hopefully you can draw the bulk of their forces towards you. I'll let your coin decide what to do with them. I'm going to turn myself in." You adjust your tie."You're... what?" Dwayne does not seem to be enthusiastic about the idea.You tap your chest, making a hollow metallic sound on the plate concealed beneath your shirt. "Bomb vest I had Red make, D. I'll go in, have a chat with the guy, kill him, then walk right back out. Or I'll die trying.""If you think I'm gonna let you do something that damn stupid..." "...Then I'm right, D. You wait nearby and get ready to get me out of here. Now, if you boys will excuse me..."He gives up.Two-Face and his men head off, and you walk up to the front gate. There is shouting from inside as they spot you. You get ready to reveal the bomb and make a threat ...But then they open the gates. Soldiers line the street in front of the police office, guns trained on you, but offering you an open path to the door.This isn't right.You're taken off guard. You cautiously approach the police station, but try to maintain an air of cool confidence. You grin at the men as you stroll in, hands in your pockets. You start to push open the door."Second floor. End of the hall," says one of the men nearby."...Thanks, kid," you tell him.And so you go to the Second Floor, and enter the room at the end of the hall.The jolly looking man from the television is sitting behind a desk. A placard reading "Commissioner James Gordon" sits on the desk- but you know that belongs to someone else. The man rises with a smile to greet you, and comes to shake your hand."Mister Joker. Derrick Irons. FBI." He shakes your hand with a slick, rubber gloved hand, and offers you a seat."Apologies for the gloves. We know about your electrical devices, though. It's just a precaution. Can I get you anything? Coffee? Doughnut?">wat do
>>42985366 concentrated smilex that goes airborne when we puncture the tiny bag in our arm is more likely to get confiscated than trying to wedge a gas canister in next to our spleen without Coal around to do it?
>>42985398"Water please"Come on glass cup. Please be stupid enough.
>>42985398"No thanks Derrick, I hope you don't mind if we drop the formalities. I've had a bit of a week. Would you care to explain what the FBI is doing in town the one time I'm legitimately trying to play nice? I mean this can't all have been for little old me."
>>42985398Great, now I have to look up Fresh Prince fat jokes
>>42985443Generally patting down looks around the limbs and extremities. The stomach and chest are not as key due to how awkward it is to access said areas or to conceal anything in them. Shame we did not use our time efficiently.Some fucker needs to stop being predictable.
>>42985593at least we have a claymore directional mine on our chest.
>>42985593>Sorry I owed bomb vest guy for a few threads back. You'll get your surgical insanity at some point though. I try not to forget things.
>>42985398>wat doso what do you know about the calendar man?
>>42985673>>42985398>Water>talk to Derrick a bit>Ask about Calendar Man>Then maybe leave>After setting fire to the GCPD headquarters for old times sake.
>>42985734you forgot the most important one, steal Commissioner Gorden's placard
>>42985937Man we need his chair.Something classy we can twirl around in on TV when we do pod casts and he will KNOW its his damn chair we are in.
>>42985398"Water. I'll have a glass of water."Agent Irons smiles, and leaves the room. A minute later he returns with a styrofoam cup of water, and a paper plate with a pair of powdered jelly doghnuts. He takes his seat again. "Your water..." He passes the cup across the desk to you. "And I will have a doughnut." He takes one of the powdered pastries and starts to eat it, being careful not to make a mess of his dark grey suit." I hope you don't mind if we drop the formalities. I've had a bit of a week," you say. You don't touch the water. You were hoping for a glass."Yes, I'd imagine that you have. Quite a month in fact. Gang wars. Running for office. Saving the city- multiple times. Quite a month, I'd say.""Would you care to explain what the FBI is doing in town the one time I'm legitimately trying to play nice? I mean this can't all have been for little old me."He finishes the doughnut, and cleans his fingers with a napkin. "Of course it wasn't all for you. We've been in this city for a long time now. The governor agreed that the Arkham situation last night couldn't be let go. Normally everyone tries to ignore Gotham. Last night they had a reason to take notice.Your attempts to start a coup to take over the city helped things along, though.""...And what do you know about the Calander Man, Derrick?""I know that we caught him trying to skip town earlier this morning. He's on his way to Metropolis by now. Are you going to eat your doughnut?">wat do
>>42986121"Feel free"When he bites it, jump him while he cant call for help.Nah, hes expecting this.Ask what the fucker wants. We need to monologue this fuck.And for the love of god please tell me we are packing our acid flower today.
>>42986121"Is that so? Then would you mind explaining why you're here? I mean we've always been able to clean up after our own messes before."(Guys? What do we do?)
>>42986121" I have reason to believe, that either a bigger player is making moves in the background, they've been useing a group of minor villians, I believe they tried to make it look like Calendar Man was behind the whole thing, but we all know he's nutter and more stab happy and a loner so that doesn't make much sense to me, something else is going on here, and I don't like being played around with."
>>42986208We need to know his motives and then change the tune to our own somehow.Right now he is arrogant as fuck and is controlling the show.We need to do the unthinkable to break this shit.
>>42986257Something like this
>>42986257Quite happy to go with this, so long as in character we don't actually believe anything of it.Joker will say anything to anyone to get his end goal. Telling the truth without twisting it is not really our nature. If we do it right we might figure out the informant.
>>42986204We have a claymore directional mine and apparently weren't even frisked. So, you know. We have whatever.>Just be genuine for a moment"You know Derrick, for a while there I really wanted nothing quite so much as to save this city. Or at least help it heal.""So I have to ask, why bother about Arkham? We've always cleaned up our own messes one way or another"
Good gravy, I fall behind a thread and you people screw the pooch playing hero! And get played by Calendar Man of all people. I agree. Get him babbling and eating a few more doughnuts. Either he knows and will let something we want, or he's a pawn and we waste him anyway.Either way, Gotham's our town, and this will be a message to those dullards in the capital not to nose about in our business.
>>42986426Man ive been pissed at the state of affairs since the start of thread 6, since i missed that through 10 mostly.We go from a guy happy to carve a fuckers face up to a soppy piece of emotional shit. No wonder the 'eyefu' got pissed off.
>>42986506The whole Topper thing was stupid. Should have just shot him in the head and get it over with
>>42986670Yeah but it was acceptable since the guy was just learning.The fact he haden't 'learnt' from thread 6 onwards was the real tragedy.
>>42986506I mean, I'm all for waifu shenanigans and whatever. Because everybody has a soft side or whatnot, and given that Brock is(nt) the Joker it makes some sense. That said I was pissed that people were not going about things more "enthusiastically".
>>42986121"...No. You can have it," you say. "Ah. Well, thank you." He takes the doughnut. For a moment you think to attack him while he's eating, but you decide against it. He's allowed himself to be trapped in an empty building by himself with you- he's got something up his sleeve."Then would you mind explaining why you're here, if not for me? Why bother about Arkham? I mean, we've always been able to clean up after our own messes before." "Have you now, Mister Joker? You yourself are one of those messes, are you not? And yet here you sit. No, we couldn't allow everyone in Arkham out at once. Your city has maintained an equilibrium for years now. With everyone out, things are dangerously unstable."He gives you a smile. "Of course. You're not buying it. But it's true. It's just that your actions have forced the hands of the local governments. They'll allow people to die, but they won't let themselves loose power. You gave us the reasons we needed to convince them to let us step in.You've done this city a great service, Mister Joker."Somehow the huge man has managed to keep every bit of white powder and jelly from his suit and hands."You know Derrick, for a while there I really wanted to save this city. And you know- I have reason to believe," you lie, "that there is a bigger player is making moves in the background. Somebody's been trying to make it look like Calendar Man was behind the whole thing. Something else is going on here, and I don't like being played around with.""I don't know what you mean about Calendar Man. But what I do know is that we WILL be saving this city. And we're going to make sure that none of you come back here again. No, Mister Joker, this city has suffered for far too long. ""So what?" you smirk, "You're going to arrest me? Play the big hero?""Oh no, you can go whenever you like. I'd prefer it if you didn't set off the explosive you're carrying, of course, but you're free to leave."(cont)
>>42986713So we pretty much agree shit went down hill.Now we have to play catch up and get shit rolling again.
>>42986745You sneer at the man, then snatch the Commisioner's placard from his desk. You start to leave."...But I wouldn't go back to the amusement park."Your blood runs cold.>wat do
>Go to work after posting in thread>check in on break only to see "abloobloo, I'll live and die as the Joker if that's what you want Dot."i can't even believe somebody wrote that.I didn't even mind the idea of Dot as henchwench/waifu materialI'm still kind of mad at whoever did.
>>42986771Throw the damn jacket at the man and set it off anyway.We are free to leave remember? So lets leave.
>>42986771Throw it at him, run away and go with a BIG KABOOM.
>>42986771Don't directional mine the guy. walk around a bit. Set the building on fire and hit the lockdown switch.And they don't work that way anyway, it hits whoever is in front of us at the cost of a cracked rib or three
>>42986787pretty sure QM has told us multiple times that dot is a literal, actual psychopathic murderer
>>42986910At the time of choice, we were balls deep in fucked anyway, so trying to stick a dick in crazy was a natural response. But TG is ever the good guy, when we really really needed to be the bad guy.
>>42986947At this rate, the nominal Mr.J would shoot us out of sheer embarrassment.
>>42986910Not really. She's schizophrenic prone to violence, muted emotions and hallucinations. the Joker's a psychopath, Brock goes full on psychopath in his darker moods and in most cases until last thread seemed to at least have the signs of a potential psychopath insofar as he didn't really seem to do fear.Even the Scarecrow Gas was written like "idk man, midlevel acid trip because fuck fear"at least that's how I took it. He's only ever showed concern for others safety...right up until last thread.
>>42986947I think it worked alright though all things considered. All that shit showed us that we cant be a good guy. If Uncle Phil isn't lying then he's a better guy than we could've been anyway>>42986988what happened last thread
>>42987022whoever was there pissed themselves basically over Solomon Grundy.I went along with it only because it was always my intention to use the swamp zombie to lure out the Bat and kill him. and would've been outvoted 2-3 if I hadn't.
>>42987066It wasn't really grundy though. It was just some mutated guy
>>42987111How does that help matters?
>>42986745Can we please just put the building on lock down, kill this guy and burn everyone inside alive after just making the security shutters like a normal person?Failing that, go bother Dwayne, explain we're going to Metropolis to talk to Calendar Man. Dot's in charge. Explain why if we have to.
>>42986771"...And why not, Derrick?"
>>42986771It takes everything you have to not set off your explosive, but you hold back. Instead, you leave the room, stop into an office on the bottom floor, and set fire to the room. On the way out the front door, you stop inside the office near the lobby, and set off the emergency lockdown switch. Behind you the flaming hallways are closed off by metal shutters.You exit through the front doors as the alarms inside blare. The lockdown alarms drown out the fire alarms, as smoke billows out of the building. Flames begin licking out of the windows. No one stops you as you cross the street towards the open gates. Across the block, you meet find Dwayne in the car. "Looks like you didn't have to blow a hole in your chest. Good to know. Looks like they were waitin' at the stadium for Harv. Scanner said a couple of guys got away. Probably means Two-Face got outta there."You sit in the car silently. "Home," you say."You.... doin' alright, boss? You look like you just come from a funeral."You say nothing. He must get the picture, because he soon starts driving back towards the amusement park. It's an easy drive; as soon as you begin leaving the lights of the city and approach the outskirts of town, a fire in the distance lights your way.You arrive at the park to find most of it in flames. The ferris wheel has toppled. "What the hell happened here?" asks Dwayne, as he gets out of the car and runs towards the gates. "He knew," you say. "He used himself as bait. He knew I'd come for him, and while I was distracted and everyone was attacking the checkpoint, he hit us. And I'd bet the same thing happened to the Providence.It's Calendar Man, Dwayne. It's still him. I don't know how, but it has to be. Some... Christmas thing now. Or Thanksgiving. We have to go to Metropolis before they put him in jail, D. We have to find out what's going on."
>>42987639Check on the girls D
>>42986771"Has anyone ever told you why I prefer such locals, Derrick?" Go off about the humor in having all these people working it putting on masks to keep the visitors happy while they are probably miserable, and the visitors themselves are trying to flee from their miserable lives and for just one afternoon or one evening, to allow themselves to try and feel happy.Does he not appreciate the delicious irony in that, where the miserable lie to the miserable masses, all in a fleeting moment of joy? But it's the truly special people, people like myself, that can get true, lasting joy from these locals.Basically, I'm trying to make us be/look crazy so that we go back to the park anyway, cautiously and on the lookout for any trouble.And we should probably call Two-Face, warn him that this Derrick guy looks to be stacking the deck for himself, even more-so than usual.
>>42987639Dwayne turns and looks at you in confusion. There is a hint of anger in his voice. "Boss, look at this! Look at what's goin' on here! And you wanna go off to Metropolis to chase down cueball an' ask him about his holiday plans? You gotta get a hold on this mess, an' you gotta do it now."Dwayne stands up in front of you, his back to the roaring fire that was your home. Over the last months you've forgotten just how huge he is. The giant clown towers over you."We'll all listen to you. Because we we're told to. An' you know what? Most of us respect you, too. You're a good kid. But this ain't a job for good kids. You ain't Batman, an' it's time you stopped tryin' to be. Do you know how many people rely on you to lead 'em, kid? Kids younger than you, out there gettin' killed every day for you. An' ever since you got it in your head to play hero more of 'em have died than died when you were knockin' over banks.Take a good look at what bein' a hero gets you, kid."He points to the fire."Look what it gets all of us.""I'll put Dot in charge," you say. "The gang won't be without a leader. We can get all this settled and...""Dot will get every damn last one of those kids killed until somebody kills her first. That's what she's lookin' for. She's lookin' for somebody to off her so she don't gotta do it herself.Now, you want to be a hero, big shot? That what you want?"Dwayne reaches for his gun, and tosses it to the ground in front of you."You wanna be a hero like the fat man, do shit like this right here?" He again points to the fire. "Then you ain't one of us. An' that means you better get ready to kill every one of us.I like you kid. I don't wanna kill you, but if it'll save the rest of those boys- I'll do it in a second. So I'm givin' you the first shot. You just do what you gotta do, kid."You pick up Dwayne's gun. "D, I'm not gonna kill you man," you tell him. The man just turns his back. "I'd kill you if you made me.">wat do
>>42987818It's clear I'm not crazy enough for this job, know any good ways to get crazy?
>>42987818Throw gun on the ground. Realize that going out of town is bullshit. Blow up Arkham to make people realize that there is no going back to the old ways. Get into the sewers and blow the fuck out of places. Gas them all. FUCK. THE. DOUGHNUTS.
>>42987917arkham got blowed up last night. that was the reason for this whole mess dude
>>42987818QM, please stop with the damn soppy soft core shit."Dwayne, get your gun, gather who ever is left and get me as much of the old smilex as possible. Its time to turn gotham into a parody of itself"My suggestion: We mix smilex into the firehydrant lines, then set fires off all over town.The firemen pump liters upon liters of our chemicals into the air putting out our fires and no one can do a thing about it.Get several seperate teams putting the smilex into the mains and have the fires started randomly. It is time for large scale chaos.During which we need to stage some distractions for the feds to go poke at while we do shit like attack prison convoys and kill cop patrol cars.Just because they have a nice safe headquarters means fuck all if they have to go out on patrol.
>>42987989Sorry, it's been a bit and the Mets are on.
>>42987818Good. That's what I need D.You're right, but the only question is how to fix it.I mean I'm a plan guy, the only question is...alright. No more plans.Let's go fuck up some fire houses.Call the girls. Make sure they're alright.Let's go fuck shit up.I'd say the mayor but eh, they'd expect that.Maybe a hospital or three.
>>42988015Maybe hijack some firemen crews to spray pure smilex into the FBI's men. We can crew a truck ourselves in a firemans suit with a motherfucking fireaxe and go wreck some face.
>>42988015I don't think we have smilex anymore though.
>>42988093Depends. We have multiple hideouts and a chemist. Anyone with an ounce of brain power (the gang after doing this shit so long) should have stored the chems someplace safe and not at the main hideout.I say we get dot to do the distraction someplace she can let loose, and far, far out of our hair.
>>42987818Christ man all I've ever wanted since I ran that damn TV spot was to go back to knocking over banks.Time for this city to get some intensive therapyLet's just fuck shit up.
>>42987818"There's three ways to go about this. The right way," and shoot next to Dwayne's right foot (his right, our left), "the wrong way," and shoot next to Dwayne's left foot (his left, our right), "and the Joker way." Shoot between us to make a smiley face with the two prior bullet holes being the eyes.Start laughing, have Dwayne see what - if anything - can be salvaged from the park, then call up the rest of the crew.Every night, from now until either we die, get caught, or the martial law is lifted, from dusk til dawn we paint the city green with envy, leading the GCPD, the FBI, and whoever else wants our hide on a wild goose chase, causing property damage, destruction of police property (by way of blowing up cop cars as they chase us), and just being a right pain in the ass for all parties involved.Because until we're dead as the dodo, we're gonna do the one thing we should be good at:Putting a smile on the face of Gotham.
>>42987818Why the fuck does everyone think I want to be a hero? All I wanted was to get Harvey off my back, decapitate the city's power structure and get the Batman killed by a swamp zombie while you guys were safe.Too much at once I guess but if we don't force them out, they'll just keep coming.
>>42988274ThisEverything else is just trying to hard with the smiles and crazy laughs like our crew didn't know we aren't the joker.
>>42988312Its not so much as trying hard, but we are in the jokers shoes. Its fulfilling expectations.We fucked up by not doing so.A morris dancer fulfilling the role of a ballarena is a fucking mess (while hillarious). Act/be the part you play.
>>42988351In public man, that shit is necessary but these guys know us. they've seen us without our costume and know we're, for the most part, not a psycho like the joker even if we hold a glimmer of the joker at times. They wouldn't talk to the joker like they have to us and going through the motions isn't gonna change that.
>>42988501And? The point is at the crunch we have to be like him. Everything else is fluff. We lose respect for being normal mr joe average.I'm not saying we should follow the joker exact, but if laughing like a loon and then coming up with ways to kill people is how the gang is used to shit, its a damn good idea to follow form, even if we do a little personal talk inbetween shit going down.Going through the motions puts us on the right track and keeps the show boat in the right direction.
>>42988501>>42988545And to note, if were not a psycho like the joker, we are going to fucking lose. Badly. So we had better start acting like it.
>>42987818"There's three ways to go about this. The right way-" you fire the gun next to Dwayne's right foot. "....the wrong way-" you fire to his left, "-and the Joker way." You use the barrel of the gun to draw a half-circle in the dirt at your feet, forming a smiley face with the two bullet holes as eyes.You hand Dwayne back his gun. "Just call the girls, D. And the others. Make sure they're okay. You're right about everything. It's time we start fucking things up again." He takes back his gun and sticks it back in his belt. "Good. Least you're thinkin' straight now. That's who you gotta be from now on, kid. The Joker. Not Don Juan or Superman or whatever the hell you been doin'. ...Ya didn't have to get dirt in my gun though. So what've you got in mind?""It seems like there's a fire theme going on tonight, Dwayne. So I guess this city needs a hero."Dwayne rolls his eyes. "We'll be stealing a firetruck, Dwayne. And I'll be needing some Smilex. The old stuff, preferably. We need to get everyone we can together. It's time to start some fires.""Better," he says.You ride through town, as Dwayne makes some calls. "Alright boss. Most of the boys we got left are holed up in one of the old hideouts. Last of our chemicals are there, too. The Doc's already there. No sign of Holly or Dottie, though.""They all should have been together, though. What happened?" you ask. He shrugs. "You put those two in a room together. You're gonna be lucky if either of them ever shows back up alive."You continue the drive to the old hideout. "You know, D, every night, from now until we either die, get caught, or the martial law is lifted, we're going to be painting this city green. From here on, D, we're gonna be going back to doin' the one thing we're good at- making people smile.""You just keep that up, kid. That's the way you need to be thinkin'."
>>42988672The two of you arrive at an old factory outside of town. You can see dim lights already lit inside. The old broken neon sign outside is not lit, but you can still make out what it reads - "ACE CHEMICALS."The small car pulls up to the back, and you go inside. A sad few clowns are already there, makeup smudged and running. As you enter, a low murmur amongst their number begins as they talk quietly amongst each other. The professor comes down from an upstairs office to meet you."This is much nicer than the old place, you know. Bit dusty, but it'll clean up," she says cheerfully."Holly and Dot, Coal," you say. She throws up her hands in disgust. "You know how they are. Probably out fighting or something. They both left immediately after you did.""And you didn't stop them?" you ask."Why would I do that? God knows I didn't want to babysit your little harem of psychos."You change the subject. "Dwayne says there's a stock of old Smilex here," you say. "We're going to be needing it soon." "Sub-basement. I've already checked it. One or two of the barrels have rusted through. You should be fine down there after my injection- well, probably. The rest of us will need some protection, but we can manage.""Good," you say. "And Knock?""He's out roundin' up any of the boys left," says Dwayne. "Should be back before morning.""Then that's when we'll make our move. D, let's get some of the boys filled in on things- I want this to all go as smoothly as possible tomorrow."You work until the late hours of the night with the men, only falling asleep on the filthy concrete as the first light can be seen through the broken windows.(cont)
>>42988855Oswald Cobblepot pokes through the debris in the Iceberg Lounge. Tables have been flipped, decor torn down, and safes and storerooms thrown open and raided. The place is in shambles."I knew you'd come back," says a voice. "Not smart at all. Don't you think they're still watching the place? Actually, I can promise you they are- that's why I'm here."The Penguin does not turn. "Didn't realize you were back in town. How long've you been back?""Long enough," says the other man. He absentmindedly begins righting a few of the chairs. "I knew you'd come back. I thought I might offer you a deal- you've always tried to at least appear legitimate. They've agreed not to pursue you if... promise to be good. A favor from me.""Selling everyone else out. Very brave of you," says Penguin."Criminal Profiling is cinch when you know the criminals personally. And it pays very, VERY well." "And what will my part of this contract be? I'm sure this isn't just because of our personal friendship," says the Penguin, as he looks behind the bar for any unbroken bottles."I assure you, Oswald. This is strictly a personal favor... My employers, of course, will be wanting a show of good faith," says the man. He approaches the bar and sits down, leaning on the black marble surface."Well then..." Penguin finally finds an unbroken bottle, and places it on the bar between them. "Let's talk business."The other man smiles. "Eggcelent."(cont)
>>42989224I knew we'd have to cook that goose eventually.But the question is whether or not we can afford to right now, a gang war while Metropolis and the FBI are poking around? Kinda spells doom.
>>42989224In the heart of the city, a few soldiers are patrolling on foot- checking alleyways with bright flashlights, casing parking garages, and looking out for any signs of trouble. As they turn a blind corner, a person drops from a fire escape above on top of one of them, knocking him to the ground. His spinal cord is severed from the impact at the base of his neck. The other soldier quickly turns at the sound, just before a knife is plunged into his throat between the collarbone. The knife wielder opens his throat from the sternum to the jawbone. He dies quickly.
Arson and more smiles per gallon, that's what I wanna see! Though it looks someone's about to try and turn the underworld back on us again.
>yfw we're old high school friends with James Gordon Jr.>yfw he respects us because he knows from experience we can be or are just as horrifying as any given supervillian when we want to be>yfw he knows it's us because he knows how we approach things>yfw flip flopping between friendly rival and nemesis because he just never knows how to feel about us.
>>42989338So Slade's in town now? Or he's one of the guys who broke out of Arkham? Great...
>>42989508who am I kidding. Whoever it is, if they're a problem we'll just take a blade or whatever is handy to them.Or on a lark, anything is fine really.
>>42989510Zsasz. Got to be. Or, knowing QM, some oneshot murderer that hasn't been used since the sixties or something. >>42989508doesn't gordon already know about us? Batman told him
>>42989573deathman is in the character list soooo
>>42989338Two blocks away from the chemical plant, you wait for the firetruck to arrive. A few cars stuffed with barrels of chemicals are nearby- though it was inconvenient, you couldn't risk having your people come by your hideout now that it's inside the city limits. It's public and accessible, which makes it dangerous, but for now it's all you've got.Coal was right- her immunization worked. Much of the transportation of the chemicals barrels you had to do with limited help due to a lack of hazmat suits in the old plant, and you didn't even feel the familiar light-headedness of overexposure to the Smilex, even as you moved them by hand without protection. What you did feel, however, was a sting of chemical burns from the concentrated toxins on your skin. Already your suit is beginning to show small holes where the chemicals have burned through."Shoulda changed first," says Dwayne. "That's your last suit." "Yeah, it probably will be," you say. If he understands what you mean, he doesn't show it.The firetruck arrives soon after. Quickly your people get into costume, putting on the red and yellow fireman equipment. You put the barrels onto the back of the truck, affixed to the ladder by ropes. Your men attach a pump and hose to one of the barrels. Within a few more minutes, you receive a call. The first fires have been set, and are reaching a dangerous level .You tell your man to start the truck. He drives much faster than he should, sirens blaring, as you race through town. Cars swerve to miss you- a few swerving directly into other cars. One street is completely blocked off by a massive pileup. When you arrive at the first fire, you find a few of your men there waiting, roasting marshmallows on embers that have fallen from the burning building. They give you a salute, and you salute them back. A crowd is gathered across the street from the building- everybody loves to watch a tragedy. (cont)
>>42989860>>42989860>When you arrive at the first fire, you find a few of your men there waiting, roasting marshmallows on embers that have fallen from the burning building. They give you a salute, and you salute them back.I think this just signals how much of a fuck we don't give anymore.
>>42989860You turn to them, and let loose the chemicals over the crowd.Immediately they begin falling to the ground convulsing. Painful, choking laughs emerge from the crowd as their muscles spasm in pain. Their facial muscles seize and contort in pain. The lucky ones lose consciousness from the pain soon, rather than suffer through the whole agonizing ordeal. The unlucky ones laugh until their muscles are torn. This time, everyone in the crowd dies. twenty-four of them, to be precise, the youngest one an eight year old girl, who was sick at home from school. Her lungs collapsed from the uncontrollable laughter, and she suffocated in the street.Several blocks away, another fire rises. You race to it, and again douse the crowd. Only thirteen die this time. And then another fire, this one in the lower, more densely populated district. Not only do you douse the crowd this time, but you spray across the windows of the nearby buildings- any Gothamite who left an open or cracked window has the toxin pour into their rooms. Thirty seven die here.You continue on, giving a spray of Smilex here and there to the citizens of Gotham. You very soon hear vehicles behind you- big ones. Military humvees turn onto the streets behind you. You lean back in the basket of the firetruck's ladder."Well now. What should I do with you?">wat do
>>42990004Tell me we brought the rocket launcher. We'll send those rats right back to the sewer they crawled out of!Literally even.
>>42990004ROCKET LAUNCHER or MAKE THEM SMILE
>>42990004Maybe douse their grills in smilex in the meantime.If they skimped at all in the budget they'll probably laugh it up in time for the press to get there.
>>42990004You climb out of the basket and down the ladder as the vehicle careens through the streets of Gotham. Though your footing is unsteady, you make your way to the rear of the truck as best you can. With a kick, you launch one of the barrels off of the truck and towards the humvees. Though they try to swerve, the metal barrel is caught beneath one of them. There is a sound of tearing metal as the vehicle loses control. Smilex flows up into the cabin of the vehicle, and out into the streets. The driver and soldiers inside are dead soon after. You kick your last barrel towards the remaining humvees. Though the barrel does not stop any of the three of them, the chemical splashes into the street over them. As the chase continues, a couple of them fall back- likely finally falling victim to Smilex poisoning. When only one vehicle remains, you signal your men, and from the equipment storage on the side of the truck they hand you a rocket launcher. You fire the weapon off at your last pursuer, nearly falling from the truck from the recoil.With no more pursuers, you return the truck to a drop point- the fire station, of course -and meet your rides home."I think that went well," you tell the others.They all agree.
For some reason I want for us to shoot the real Joker in the face when he gets back?No explanation, just "Hey there!" BANG!Now that would be some crazy shit.
>>42990339Nah, we let him get right to the end of his monologue. Then put a bullet in his mouth where the period goes.Either way I'm pretty sure the hack is going to have Holly or Dot shoot us, even if it's 50-50 between him and us.As long as whoever makes a point of shooting us both I'm cool with it.We should totally call him on it though.
I was...enjoying the less lethal and somewhat sociopath hero route we were taking. Sad to see everyone else wasn't. Still, it was fun, but...dunno, the thing about that girl just hit me bad. I know it's all pretend, just. Urgh. This is why I can't really play evil in general. You guys have fun with this, but I think I'll have to bow out here.
>>42990339i'd rather thank him for the good time and tell him to call us next time he wants to go on vacation
>>42990507Eh, I get you. I'm in for the duration but the QM did point out Dot flipped on us because Calendar Man railroad for some reason.So she was either gassed by Nocturna or just knew. Not like we never expected her to go rogue.Or did you mean the 8 year-old? Not the first time we've taken ooc gut punches.
>>42990507The little girl or Dottie? For the little girl that was probably the point. I thing we can still steer this back. We still didn't murder Dwayne when he told us to. That's kind of what I like about this quest, though. Everybody acts like they really want to kill people and be badasses, but then the QM gives us consequences, like the whole thing with Topper. I remember how people cried for five threads to kill him, then begged the QM not to do it at the end. Then everybody wanted to run for mayor but they had so suck up and play nice so they got antsy.It's interesting to me. The readers are having the same psychological things that the character is.I think we can still steer this back to at least semi-good though. I also want to get back with Dot
>>42990588Only a few people felt bad about Topper.He was a prick and he got what was coming.
i'm a little sad we never got around to working with fear toxin, would have made this part much easier
>>42990561>Sorry, I thought the Dot thing was clear. She bought into the hype that you were building over yourself- the whole "savior of the city" shtick. When it turned out that you didn't really care it pissed her off. When it turned out that Calender Man had been throwing you softballs she decided you were just some lucky richboy schmuck who fell into a job he didn't deserve and wasted it.>Dot tends to always tell the truth, unless she is lying.
>>42990588>>42990561Little girl, coulda been clearer. And yeah, I know it's to be expected, just...like I said, I'm a total bitch about that sorta thing. Topper didn't bug me in the least because he betrayed us coming and going. Nasty stuff, but the guy had it coming. I legitmatlly liked the mayor thing, it just felt like a great troll, and what's more, it was WORKING. Then all this and blah. Like I said, it's mostly just me being a bitch about the hardcore evil stuff. I just can't do it. I've tried before, and at best I can do anti-hero. Hell, I've flat out dropped out of evil games, rather then ruin other's fun. Just 'cause it ain't for me doesn't mean I begrudge others.[spoilers]Agree about Dot, though.[/spoilers]
>>42990664FUCK IT. I knew it, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT. I KNEW I shoulda pushed harder to roll on Grundy right away. Well, thanks for clearing that, mate.
>>42990588I mostly agree. The spoiler I could go either way on. that said I'd settle for murder buddies, when I write my entries for Brock I write them with a slightly flip-flopped version of Dottie's drives, and willingness to use Holly's tools to a point as a means to an end.
>>42990680I hope you stay. I think the thread needs both good and evil people pulling on both sides. If everyone goes evil bad shit happens.
>>42990664Eh, might be salvageable after a fashion.I thought we were pretty clear that we were more concerned with helping our friends than the city as a whole. That would've been a bonus.My plan was Mayor Harv bootstrapping himself to health or exploding, if he broke then it's an emergency election with only Cobblepot and Wayne in position to capitalize.It was always about the city choosing to be better.Doing it for them is meaningless.
>>42990747I'll probably stick around. This QM's great. It's just that one was a bit of a gutpunch after a bit of a shitty week, and I woulda voted against indiscriminate chemcalings, but I was just trying to read it all and catch up. Probably rejoin proper and all in the next thread, just. Yeah. Thanks, though.
>>42990787I can agree with that. Getting it into a place where there was the actual CHOICE for it, rather then the constant mess. Flip of the coin, you might say.
>>42990813Have a good night than, anon. Hope everything goes a bit more your way.
>>42990813>This time, everyone in the crowd dies. twenty-four of them, to be precise, the youngest one an eight year old girl, who was sick at home from school. Her lungs collapsed from the uncontrollable laughter, and she suffocated in the street.nobody says shit like this unless they're doing it on purpose. I doubt anyone would think something edgy like this was cool. I'm pretty sure the qm deliberately tries to squick us outsee also: literally everything that comes out of coals mouth
>>42990902Mayhaps you should put something into her mouth to quiet her.Like a burning hot stone.
>>42990888Thanks. Have a good one yourself.And that said: QM, you're great. You're doing what the majority of people want, and that's how it SHOULD be. I've really enjoyed this quest in general, and you've done the lore great.Keep being radical. >>42990902Oh, I'm sure too. It's 'showing the consequences' which is totally fine. I'm just blah due to having shit going on, and not moving to vote against it because I was trying to play catchup with the rest of the thread as I caught it a bit late.
>>42990813You and I are in the same place anon. I just wanted to burn firehouses in a fit of soccer hooliganism and not murder kids.But I guess folks just decided they needed to try to out-Joker the original for whatever reason. Christ I miss heists.
>>42990990qm said he wanted to do heists last time too
>>42990221You arrive back at the chemical plant in high spirits after your successful performance. Unfortunately, the new hideout has no television - you have no way of seeing how well you went over with the crowds.They seemed like they were having fun, though."Well?" says Coal. "Did you achieve whatever goal you had in mind?""Yes, Professor. I think we did," you say. "We were trying to show them that the status quo has returned to normal. And I think we did that splendidly. I think 'The Joker' has gone back to being a name people can be afraid of. I don't think we'll be invited back to any of those fancy dinners though.""Well, I hope you had fun," she says, "because you're all out of party favors. That was the last of the Old Smilex.""Well then, Professor. They've had a taste of Smilex Light, they've had Smilex Classic- now's the time for New Smilex. I trust you've got something in mind?""I don't have the resources anymore. I can have your men steal some things from the University, but until things normalize, times will be tight. Talk to me later, though- we'll work out details. I might still be able to get some samples of that degenerative brain toxin if they haven't got anyone watching my apartment .""...Why the hell did you take that stuff home?"She shrugs. "A girl needs a hobby."You decide to drop the subject. "Speaking of girls, D, have we heard from Holly or Dot? Do they even know where we are?""Both of 'em know the hideouts, so they should know to come here. Haven't heard from either of 'em, though. Dottie always got in touch with Holly's personal lines, and Dot never really kept a phone on her. She was just always around, ya know?""Yeah, D. Yeah, I know.""I'm sure they'll turn up, though. Like cats, ya know? Holly'll come clawing at the door when she gets hungry, and Dot'll show up when it's inconvenient."(cont)
>>42991091"You're sure you didn't hear anything, Coal? Did they say where they were going? And what about Nightjar? Or the twins? And I've not seen Knock.""Probably with Penguin, Boss," says Dwayne. "She's gotta take care of things at home before she can deal with us, ya know?""And you know how the big ones follow her around. She's probably got them. I'm almost certain they weren't in the fire.""...An' Knock's still out on the street. Everybody's fine, see?" finishes Dwayne reassuringly."Probably," adds Coal. Dwayne glares at her."Now then, Boss- what's your next plan, eh? We're still only a couple days into this siege. Who knows? Maybe they'll lift it once they realize what a bad idea it is to trap all the people in with people like us, eh?"You sit in the filthy office of the factory, covered in years of dust. With a few brittle old pencils and ragged scraps of paper, you come up with a new plan...>What is your next plan?>What is your goal?>How will you achieve your goal?>How will you achieve your goal with style?>Who will you need?>What will you need?>How long will you need to prepare?
>>42990990That said, I do love Coal and her love of horrible ways of death and weird mothering ways. In part because we can actually trust her to listen. If we say don't go on a murderspree, she won't. She's worried about us over the Dot thing, which is totally legitimate...just due to said weird murderways, she goes a bit overboard and yet doesn't actually DO it if we expressly ask her not to.
>>42991155I love mommabird reverse-Harley. We need to design her a costume.And finally get around to pieing her. and hitting her in the face with baked goods, too
>>42991105We need the people to chafe under the cops.We need unrest, we need anarchy.How though? I suppose we could put a price in time on the heads of all the cops and FBI men in the city.Something smilex related. Maybe hold some schools or hospitals hostage.Use it as a blind to whip the people into a frenzy while we have our guys grab chemicals we need.God knows we don't need Coal whipping up more Kuru juice.
>>42991155>weird mothering ways.yo is there something legit messed up about her, or is it just me? besides being a psychotic murderer. Is there some mental disorder that causes you to get all motherly and ara~ara~ or something?
>>42991218>>42991105Maybe stage school shootings at local community colleges and Gotham U.Whether or not we're full lethality here or not depends I guess.I'd kinda like to end this whole deal slipping back into sociopath anti-hero/villian though.As Brock sans makeup. But that's for another thread I guess.
>>42991244Probably. There's all sorts of other things. And yes, there's something legit weird with her, but that's part of what makes me LIKE her, really. She's not perfect, she's got big faults, but still looks out for us and doesn't go full Misery on us.
>>42991105maybe Red can rig up a bomb scare if he's around.Buncha fakes a few real ones. All fundamentally identical barring the explosive material.Put the fake ones at emotional hot spot places, the real ones get delivered to folks we don't particularly like.Like Gordon. Or the Mayor.Or whatever the False-Facers are doing, they probably have lives and loved ones outside of this shit. They're the ones that had the most to lose here after all.
>>42991270>school shootingsWe /r9k/ now>she's got big faultsi still remember her fucking grabbing women by the hair and injecting chemicals into their gums and reusing the dirty needle and her response to killing people with her non-fatal gas just being "lol oops"bitch is fucking psychoHowever she was going to let us bang her in a parking lot so that earns her some points imho
>>42991155>>42991212>>42991244>>42991298>>42991376>people were actually upset when we got Coal instead of a female Orson>people wanted to kill her
>>42991105oo- better, we can hold the college students and so on hostage while we get our guys to make off with the chemicals.And in the MEANTIME we could have the citizenry get in on headhunting the FBI, cops and Mayor whatsherface.We'd need some sort of extraction plan though.
>>42991376We should get around to actually banging her. She's dropped enough hints, it'd be cruel not to.
>>42991421I like Dot too, mind. But yeah, jesus christ, no killing fucking Coal damnit.
>>42991554I don't know if she wants to bang us or tuck us into bed. I don't know if we'd live through eithershe's not married, right? what if she like, killed her baby or is barren or something?>baby won't stop crying>injects with acid>melts from inside"Oh well, no big deal"
>>42991270I meant anti-hero/anti-villianthere's no reason for us to not come out of this a mostly okay guy who genuinely prefers helping people, and capable of HORRIBLE GOD AWFUL THINGS when you mess with the people he cares about.
>>42991105"COAL! HOW DO I DO THIS THING? Preferably with minimal material expenditure and loss of life.""Maybe don't tell Dwayne I said that."
>>42991105You know, if we're going to do this thing...We're going to either need to sneak a tape into the line-up. Or we're going to need to directly storm the GCN tower and bother our old friend Steve Harvo.
>>42991105A few hours later, you reenter the main floor of the plant."Alright, guys. Gotham's in a panic because of all the 'super criminals' around, right? So what if we give them something a little more normal to be afraid of?Bombs. And shootings. The FBI aren't looking for normal acts of violence; they're looking for organized crime. Some of our people will go to the local university with guns, and trigger a lockdown."Coal is leaning forward in her seat, her chin resting on her entwined fingers. She is looking at you over the tops of her glasses, expressionless. Whatever she's thinking, you know you don't want anything to do with it."...The shootings will be faked, of course. A diversionary tactic."She falls back into her chair again, disinterested."It'll be a hostage situation- we set the people against the FBI. Every attack on the FBI buys the children time; when time's up, they die. Or we say they do, at least. At the same time, we'll have bombs all over town- simple homemade ones, so the FBI thinks they're dealing with a disgruntled kid. They just won't have explosives. Only within the fake bombs, we'll throw in a few real ones, and target a few high-profile targets. We'll send a fake to the mayor, and a real one to the Commissioner. We'll throw some fakes around elementary schools, and send some real ones to some rich folks that show up in the papers. Maybe we'll get lucky and hit some of the False Facers.cont
>>42991801>Coal is leaning forward in her seat, her chin resting on her entwined fingers. She is looking at you over the tops of her glasses, expressionless. Whatever she's thinking, you know you don't want anything to do with it.>"...The shootings will be faked, of course. A diversionary tactic.">She falls back into her chair again, disinterested.GODDAMNIT COAL. Why are you such a see-sawing bitch! She's great, I love're.
>>42991801That said, Coal, if you know one or two people that have it coming at the university...well, I could be convinced.Ask her after the meeting, and all. We can give out special instructions to hit-squads, we're the damn boss.
>>42991801...But here's the real goal, guys: while we have the university held up, we send in a few men secretively to steal the chemicals from the lab. Or anything else you could need, Coal- just make a list.""So you're plannin' to freak people out just so you can go shoppin'?" asks Dwayne."Correct. And we can set the people against the FBI- with any luck, the people turning on them and indications of ill will within the populace will cause them to crack down harder, which will make the people angrier. And we might kill one of Mask's men while we're at it. We win from any direction. ""Alright, yeah. I can buy that," he says."One moment, Joker," says Coal. "You've said that this man was able to predict what you'd do. After having destroyed your chemical stockpile, wouldn't he be expecting you to go after some method of replenishing it? And with my ties to the university, that seems like a prime location for them to watch.""I considered that," you say. "But we've just shown the whole city that we have more Joker Venom- and a more lethal batch that what we've used in the past at that. You were their go-to expert on the stuff; they're unlikely to be able to determine that it's from a much older batch instead of being new. If they think we have chemicals already, they won't be looking for us to resupply so soon.""An' what about makin' your announcement, Boss?" asks Dwayne. "You ain't got the pirate antenna, so Spike can't help us. You can't just go on TV as easily anymore."cont
>>42991955Damn."Well then," you say, "we'll have to go to the tower ourselves. Out of character. We're pretending to be angry kids, anyway. It wouldn't make sense for us to have a pirate TV station.""Alright," says Dwayne," so the plan is: you'll break into the TV station, some men will hold up the school, other people send out bombs, and a small group robs the chem department. Right?""Right," you agree."It's absolutely insane," he says."Thank you.""...Not very funny though.""It's not supposed to be funny. It's a diversion," you say."It don't fit the theme, boss. Image is everything.""...Do something in the offices," suggests Coal. "That doesn't tie you to the rest of the crimes, only the important one."You all agree, and begin preparing for your upcoming heist...
>>42991966Elsewhere in the city, the police commissioner is having a meeting with the FBI representative.He looks out over the streets from the window of an office building serveral blocks away from the police station - the base of operations for the police and FBI for the time being. "You got the whole city locked up, Irons. I know you're trying to help, but you've gotta see how this is going to go wrong. Whole damn place is gonna go up like a powderkeg. Gotham's a rough town, Agent, and you're leaving her without a way to vent.""I know this whole situation is less than ideal, Commissioner," says the fat man, "but we have the city's interests at heart. You know as well as I that this has been a long time coming.""It's too sudden," says the commissioner. "One at a time. That's how it should be done. Not all at once.""We don't have that luxury anymore. We've got a team of specialists on this. In only the last few days we've been able to take a few of the minor and mid-level player out," he motions towards a wall of mugshots, a small collection moved to a section of the wall labeled "In Custody." "I'm here to help, James," says Irons.A third man, silent until now, speaks up."I'm a creature who is never where he belongs.I never sleep in my own bed. I should be on time, but I'm late. And I'm never there upstairs..."
>>42992245I knew it! Boggles the Clue Clown was behind it all!
>>42992245God. Damnit. Eddie, you slut! You sold us out!
>>42992245Mad Hatter, and maybe the suicide squad?
>>42992245>Irons is still alive.I know it was a long shot but damn.
>>42992245We really need a way to find out who they have.Damn it, we're going to have to resort to radio and newspapers like savages.
>>42992245"...Riddle me this: what am I?"The Commissioner rolls his eyes. "I liked you a lot better when I could put you behind bars, Nygma""The luxuries of private contracting, my old friend." He approaches the board. "For a while now we've kept an eye on things- and some patterns just aren't lining up. We suspected fowl play, of course- so recently, we've consulted an expert. Someone seems to have been playing your department for a joke, Commissioner."He pulls down a photograph from the board, then turns to Gordon. "...But you already knew that, didn't you?"Gordon meets Nygma's gaze. "The hell are you trying to say?"The man shrugs it off smoothly. "Nothing at all, my friend. You know me- a bit of a class clown, right? A real CARD?""Irons, you keep this lunatic in check. It's bad enough all the rest of them are out there, but you've got to drag your lot back in. Keep them on their leashes. I've got work to do." The Commissioner leaves in a huff for his office."He's lying," says Nygma."...I know," says Irons. "But why?"Gordon enters his darkened office, and closes the door. "You get all that?" he says into the darkness."He knows about the kid.""It doesn't matter now though, does it? The kid's gone off the deepend, That thing today... Nobody's going to go after him. He needs to be locked up.""I agree," says the voice from the darkness. "Some of them already know. They're taking advantage of the situation. And now there's another issue- this mean's there's two of them. It could cause a panic. For the time being, we make sure they think there's only one Joker.""And Carter?" asks Gordon."He's safe. For now."Gordon sits in the office chair and looks out the window. He knows his unseen companion is no longer there.
>>42992454Called it. Damnit, Riddler!Still, Private Dick Riddler is my favorite version of Eddie.
>>42992454>Dottie's convinced we're basically Holly>Holly is probably mad we don't like sycophants and likely HATE things being given to us for no reason >Batman is convinced we're basically the Joker>Brock has decided he's not above using children as a scare tactic, but would rather avoid hurting them>Irons is alive with a reason to gun for usJust aces. We're 99 levels of wrecked
>>42992454Snap.Click.Snap.Click.Late after the nightly curfew, the sound of a knife snapping open and closed echoes through the narrow alleys of Gotham. Heavy bootsteps follow the sound.A man is accosting a young lady here. He notices the figure coming towards him. The man keeps his grip on the struggling woman, and turns to the figure with a sickly grin. "Helpin' the lady get home here. You ougta do the same. Rough town out here, yeah?" He tries to reach into his pocket.Before he can, though, the figure has him in it's grasp. He's stabbed through the stomach several times. Blood pools at his feet as he falls to his knees, then face first onto the ground- dead. He didn't even scream."Rough town."The whimpering woman chokes back her tears. "Th... thank you," she says to the figure.It turns to her. "...Why?"They find her the next day next to the dead man with her stomach slit, tangled in her own entrails.
>>42992537OG Joker. Calling it
>>42992557Could just as easily be Dot going for a walk.Or a new face altogether.
>>42992568>Dotdoubtful. And we know OOC Joker's back in town
>>42992568Zsasz? He's not in the cast list though.I think the only ones that we haven't seen are>Circe>Bud>Lou>Bill Wilson (oc?)>circe>Farmer Brown>Emmylou Brown> Lord Death Man (this is probably the killer)>Joker's Daughter>Fright (oc?)>The Carpenter>The Absence>music Meister>The Clock King>Baby Doll> Roxy Rocket>Egghead>Cabalaalso there's a >penguin commandolisted that's an animal. Batman Returns Penguins when?
>>42992621Jen Duffy? Really? She's in this?
>>42992640Not yet, but apparently she's coming.
>>42992621Penguin apparently ran for mayor at some point and lost because he campaigned on drowning the firstborn children of GothamHe's apparently a combination of 60's Penguin (the waarking,) Batman Returns Penguin, and modern reformed mob boss Penguin
>>42992656Radical. She's my favorite Z-list Batman villain.
>>42992621I have no doubt Absence will show up. I'm pretty sure the QM said she was his waifu or something
>>42992712>batman: rise of the z-listers
>>42992621Is this some kind of ruse?
>>42992720The QM apparently stats out every single character in the quest for the Batman TTG, and updates it as he writes. Dottie had a skill called One-Eyefu until the end of the last thread where she broke up with us. Now she can't be on the same team as us.Some of those characters I know he mentioned last quest as having broken out of Arkham, and I'm pretty sure Egghead showed up earlier >>42989224It's autistic as fuck but also kind of interesting
>>42992740>EggheadThat was Nygma
>>42992744Talking with Penguin?
>>42992748Yeah, Nygma was talking about "fowl" play, so he was talking about Penguin
>>42992760I dunno, there was also an 'eggslent' pun. I'm with the other guy on it being Egghead.
>>42992777Then that means Nygma is working with Egghead though.
>>42992537Earlier in the morning, a weedy blonde-haired young man and a few accomplices made their way into the Gotham Television Station at gunpoint. They forced their way onto the news set, and the skinny man addressed the cameras. "I'm SICK, and I'm TIRED of being pushed around! All of us are! So here's what we're gonna do, man! Every time somebody goes out and take a swing against one of the pigs, we wait five more minutes before my friends start killing kids. Kill one and we let five of 'em go, man!"The boy doesn't get to say much more than that, as security soon rushes the set. The boy and his friends are able to fight their ways to an escape- they were surprisingly skilled for a bunch of psychotic loners.The police and guardsmen very quickly race to the scene of the crime, taking most of the hostage takers in within a few hours. By that time, the bomb squads are already being called in by Gotham's elites. Though the first few bombs prove to be duds, the Bomb Squad is unable to treat any single device as if it were not a threat. Each must be carefully examined, covered, and detonated, one by one. By the time many of the non-explosive parcels are disposed of, several explosive devices go off in or near the homes of Gotham businessmen. Though there are no fatalities, there are several injuries- one of them permanently crippling a man, and the other badly scarring the face and chest of a woman.Later that night, there is a robbery reported to the police. A great deal of lab equipment and chemicals were stolen from from the Gotham University chemistry lab- strangely, during the lockdown.
>>42992917"Buncha kids, probably," says a fat cop, feeling he is out far to late to deal with this shit. "Flipped it all for party money. Probably find most of the glass in a pawn shop somewhere around here."A very upset looking man looks at the cop with disappointment. "We can't have a chemistry lab without chemistry equipment. Dust for prints or something. I don't know what you people do!" The man storms off.The cop is left alone in the empty lab. He walks over to the office chair, and sits down, eager for a break.PPPPFFFFTTTTTTBBBBBBTTTTTTThe cop leans forwards and reaches under his seat, and pulls a whoopee cushion from beneath himself.
>>42992930"That was fun, right?" you ask Dwayne in the car ride back, as you put your makeup on in the front seat."Yeah, yeah. Fun. Took a big risk goin' on TV with your face exposed like that. What if your parents or somethin' see it? Or your teachers? Hell, the boys might even notice somethin's up when they notice you aren't a regular member of the group."You smear on the whiteface, and smooth it out. "No worries about my parents seeing it. And I made myself disheveled enough that nobody should recognize me. As for the boys- I made sure to drop some lines about how the Joker was helping me out by loaning me some people. They all think I was the real deal."You drive up to the loading dock of the chemical plant, meeting the theives. The group of you pick up what you can, and take it inside."Santa's here!" you shout, as Coal comes down from her upstairs office. "And have you been a good girl this year?""Very," she says, taking one of the boxes of glassware from you. "It's a shame how little in this plant is still in working order. Take this stuff upstairs to my office; I'll set up the lab there. If I do it in the basement the fumes might poison you all. If I'm on the the upper floors you might have to worry about corrosives dripping down, but... just watch your heads, alright?"You all take the boxes of glassware and bottles of chemicals up to her labs."Only a bit of this will help you, of course. For any real work I need biochemicals. Things like hormones. You could go after a hospital next. I'll also need a refrigeration unit; there's a freezer in the subbasement but it's much too big... And a centrifuge, unless you picked up the one from the lab... And mice, but we have plenty of them around here, and there's always those boys...Oh, and-""I told you to make a list, Coal," you tell the chattering woman. "And I gave you one. I just need more."
>>42993207You sigh. "Just use all of this for now, alright? We'll get the rest as soon as we can.""And what will you be doing in the meantime, then?" she asks."We still haven't found Holly or Dottie. I'm starting to get worried. I'd like to go find them, or at least get eyes on the street looking for them.""I don't know about the Cyclops," says Coal, "but the Cris woman showed up earlier.""Holly?" you ask. "Where is she?"Coal gives you a weary look. "...Where do you think?"
>>42993214You head to the office you've made your temporary home to find it occupied. Though the old room is still mostly filthy and ruined most of the debris has at least been swept into an out-of-the-way pile, and a nest of blankets sits in a corner.Holly is sitting on the desk. "How was the station?" she asks cheerfully. "Where the hell have you been? Where's Dottie?" you ask her."I haven't seen her since the fire. She left the park before I did- I got a ride back with the soldiers who set fire to the place.""So you were arrested? Do you think they got Dot too?"She shakes her head. "I wasn't arrested." She immediately looks heartbroken, and breaks into tears. "I was... Kidnapped! Held against my will by the Joker!" She immediately stops crying and smiles again, the tears still hanging on her face. "I left the bodies on the side of the road on the way back. I had to leave their hummer once I was within the city limits- they probably track them.""Wait. Bodies? I didn't think...""Don't think less of me," she says. She hikes up her dress and draws a stun gun from a holster on her upper thigh. She drops back onto her back atop the desk, holding the weapon above her. She presses the button, and electricity crackles at its tip. "I had to take care of myself. Once they were out I could open a vein in their neck. Very quiet. Peaceful, even.""So... it's been a couple of days, though. What've you done since then? Why didn't you come straight here?""On the street, mostly. I tried to catch you the other day on the firetruck, but you must have missed me; you didn't stop. Then during your broadcast today I stopped by my place for some things, then came right over.""How did you see it? And weren't you afraid they were watching your apartment, though? You could've been tailed."(cont)
>>42993448"Storefront televisions. It's quaint, but it's a Gotham tradition- nobody knows when the next criminal's TV spot will be, and nobody wants to be left out. And they wouldn't worry about tailing me- not while they were worried about half the town being blown up.""Holly, you're being weird again. Weirder than normal. Weirder than since you've started being weird.""They say there's a serial killer getting started," she says. "The last couple of nights there've been a string of deaths on the streets. Nasty ones."You don't like this. "...And who is the killer, Holly?"She is still on her back on the desk, staring at the water-stained ceiling. Her once-perfect blonde hair is wiled and messy. "I don't. Know." she says, matter-of-factly. She snaps her head in your direction and smiles. "I brought blankets.">wat do
>>42993448>>42993456holly has gone byebye
>>42993456So, neither of you killed the other then? Thank god for small miracles then.Look, Holly, if it's you or Dottie...I'm not saying I'm mad or anything, but checking in would be good. I mean you, Dot, Dwayne and the guys are my friends.Even if Dottie's pissed at me right now, my friends have always been my family as far as I was concerned.If you're doing it, I'm not saying don't. If you're not, then don't though.I really don't need you two running off on your own right now. We've got to hang together as a group, or they'll just pick us all apart.
>>42993456Want to tell me the details of what happened when I left you two alone Holly?
>>42993540>If you're doing it, I'm not saying don't. >If you're not, then don't though.Can you clarify?
>>42993565"A little murder is fine, I guess, but I'd rather you didn't. Assuming it's you. Due to safety concerns, aforementioned 'you're basically family' stuff and really really not needing to go to Metropolis to break you out. You're getting out alive if I can help it, solo spree murder is low survivability."
>>42993456"So neither one of you killed the other one then? Thank god for small miracles I guess. Though I'd like to actually know the details of exactly what happened when I left you three alone," you say."Dorothy got herself all worked up and angry just like she always does and decided to hop on down the Yellow Brick Road. God knows where she wandered off to. I think there's something wrong with that girl, Brock. She ran off and left me with the Wicked Witch. About an hour later the soldiers stormed the place. I don't know what happened to Grandma after that, but you know the rest of the story." She once again activates the stungun, and laughs to herself. It is a warbling, unsteady laugh- and it makes you uncomfortable."That's not what Colette said, Holly. She said that you both left together right after we did." As you talk, she gets up from the desk and flops into the messy pile of blankets. "Well...." She wraps one large blanket around herself. "She's lying."For now, you let it the matter lay. "Look Holly. You, Dottie- I'm not mad, but checking in would be good. Especially after something like that. You guys are my friends, you know?""And... The murders, Holly. A little murder is fine. I do it myself from time to time. But I'd rather you didn't- Not that I that I'm not saying that it's you, of course. Safety concerns, you know? Like I said, you're family. I'd really like to not have to go to Metropolis to break you out. I'd like for you to stay alive, and Solo Murder Sprees? They tend to be low survivability. Just... You know, assuming it's you."She seems surprised. And hurt."You think I'd do something like that? I'd never...""...Just hypothetical, Holly."She seems to brighten. "Well then. Thank you. Hypothetically. You're probably tired, though- I know I am. This is the first time I've not slept behind a dumpster in three days." She curls into the pile.In your room.(cont)
>>42993742"...Right. Well, 'night." You try to leave, turning off the light behind you."Where are you going?" she asks. "You aren't going to leave me here...Alone? In a building full of men?""...Colette?" you suggest. "Well you just can't be sure about these things anymore. America's moral fiber has degraded after all," she says."Holly, you've stayed around everybody here plenty of times," you tell her. "No I haven't. I've always left. I only ever stayed if everyone was staying awake.""Holly..." you start to plead with her, but it's clear you won't get anywhere with her. Defeated, you lay in pile of of blankets next to a likely serial killer."...You don't have that stun gun in here, do you?" you ask her. She holds it up; you can see the moonlight reflected on it's black plastic surface. "Don't worry. It's right here."She rolls over, and is soon asleep.You stare at the ceiling for the rest of the night.
>>42993742Holly confirmed for craziest bitch.And maybe not in a fun way like Coal or Dot. We might have to consider offing her.
>>42993785>"...Colette?" you suggest. "Well you just can't be sure about these things anymore. America's moral fiber has degraded after all," she says.Did this bitch just try to bill oreily us into sex
>>42993795>And maybe not in a fun way like Coal or Dot>dotdot is self destructive, suicidal, and has murdered her friends many times. She is also almost definitely a serial killer. She's like a chola zsasz
>>42993812That was her day job for a while.But it seems like those days are behind her for better or worse.I just hope Blind-Spot Bandit is okay.This bitch has been back 3 minutes and I'm already considering shooting her on principle again for entirely new reasons.
>give us waifus!>ok>every waifu is crazy, in an uncomfortable actual mental illness kind of way
>HollyIs anyone else seeing what I'm seeing with Holly? I think it's the stun gun
Just to note to the guys who want to be an anti-heroIts probably not going to work, but i am happy to dabble in it. Just don't suppress killing.It was sad what happened to the kid but hell, we lose men every single day. Shit happens, life moves on.We need to work on our jokes as well. Something big for the siege, that will make people damn well remember.
>>42993795>>42993837>people flip out whin Coal says to kill Dot after she loses it on us in front of the gang>holly has always been on our side>only one who tried to get us away from Old Joker>has a few bad days>"damn man we shud kil her lol"
>>42993827She's also the only one in the group to ever really give a damn about the guy behind the make-up.Between her and Holly, Holly seems more disturbed and is obsessed with the concept of the Joker.Dot wouldn't feel much if she shot us most likely, but might.Holly just desperately wants to not die and for an idealized version of the Joker to accept her.She'd shoot us, tear our body up for blood offerings and run screaming naked through the streets biting people's throats in half for a head-pat.I think I prefer the one that doesn't have that switch jammed to "on" in a heartbeat.
>>42993869>sIx sEVen~>aLL goOd gIRls gO to HeAveN~loony catwoman is best catwomanOne of my favorite scenes from any movie too
>>42993897>>42993890Guys, guys.No one's killing Holly unless she betrays the group. Agreed?
Do we still think Holly is a mole? Can we check her phone while shes asleep or something
Holly is fine. Just don't fill her in on shit until it starts happening.
>>42993939Fill her with out dicki still remember how she basically fucking murdered Top Hat by talking to him. We've not given holly nearly enough room to play in yet.I for one welcome our new psychotic yandere waifu
>>42993950Bad idea until we level relations with holly.Don't want to trigger her crazy if she see's us banging Hol. It'll be fine once we get her back on side.Also notice: we got Dot's broken glass eye, not the present? I think she is just on a personality change episode right now. Will be back when the rage has cool'd
>>42993950She also backed Top Hat in trying to oust us. Then, turned on someone who was a long time friend to save her own skin when it turned out we were better equipped for the game we were playing.
>>42993992Possibly, I guess it could be a bit of an episode but the QM said she drank the kool-aid we warned her not to drink. Maybe a combination of things?
>>42994001>>42993992Why are you guys so insistent of waifufagging? This literally one of the quests where it's shouldn't have to be blatantly fucking stated that obtaining a waifu is one worst things you could do.I seriously don't understand why you can't get it through your heads that it's a stupid idea.
>>42994001>clarification: Holly never backed Top Hat. Holly, Top Hat, Nightjar, and Coal all went through the passage together. Coal and Holly were together, while Top Hat and Nightjar doubled back to shoot you.>She would have backed him if he won, though
>>42994034Not sure if better or worse.
>>42994001What? Holly backed no one. She just didnt leap into our arms straight away. >>42994024I don't give a shit about waifuing anon, but its still a good idea to tell them no in reasons and logic they understand/will actually listen to.Its as bad as folks trying to make us a hero. Not a hero character, not a hero position. Backing off the throttle is going to fuck us over.
>>42994024I feel like I'm just talking here. All the women are a wreck.We're either a manic depressive with agressive tendencies but a weird amount of self control or a sociopath.Dwayne and Knock are the only normalish eggs in the basket.
>>42994078>Knock>normalishknock is black
A couple hours into the night, when you are certain that Holly's slow, measured breathing means she is asleep, you get up, and go to her small pile of belongings in the corner. A cell phone is sitting in the pile of knotted clothing, loose makeup, a knife flaking with a dark ruddy flecks, and what very well might be loose garbage. The cell phone is nearing the end of its battery life; she likely charged it while at her apartment. You hide the light from her direction with a hand, and start flicking through it.There are several hundred numbers listed. Every single one of them is labeled "WORK," with no other description. Except for one. There is one other name saved in the phone - "Dottie." The photo is a badly angled shot from behind the green-haired girl's head.You feel an arm close around you, as another reaches over your shoulder. Holly gently lifts the phone from your hand."It's okay," she says, wrapping both arms around you and hugging you tighter. "I'm glad you care."She pulls you back to the makeshift bed. You lie next to the woman for the rest of the long night.
>>42994046Part of inheriting a mantle is making it your own.Brock has to be the Joker, but not any one specific incarnation.The Joker as a character has ranged from villain to hero, anti-hero/anti-villain straight down to harmless prankster and plot device.
>>42994108Hero joker?Man the role has been slated as evil incarnate for the vast majority of showings.You can make your mantle your own without trying to drive it the opposite way.
>>42994125Well it has happened
>>42994131Yes, but we are in disagreement about if we should do it here. This is fine, its a good thing we have conflicting ideas since it means we get to tease the best out of both.
>>42994145Fair enough. Personally I like to mix them.Horrible means, possible beneficial end.
Hmm, we need to start either recovering manpower or staging something at low level hard to deal with dissent.Maybe black out the city power lines as the cover for the next act. What have we heard about arkham? Have they started transporting inmates yet?Not to mention: Is this FBI cordon extended into the sewers or have they just ring'd the town?
>>42994095Early the next morning, you rise from the bed and hurry downstairs before Holly awakes. Dwayne is already waiting with Knock, talking about gang politics."Boss," greets Dwayne. "...Heard Holly showed up last night.""No sign of Dot though. Both Coal and Holly have different stories on what happened," you say."Knew they'd come back," says Knock. "Like cats.""See? That's exactly what I said," says Dwayne cheerfully. "So boss, what's your plan today?" says Knock. "Coal's gettin' her chemicals together, an' we're gettin' stuff set up here in the chemical plant. Not as nice as the old place by a mile, though. Stinks in here, man.""We're hurtin' for people for one thing, boss," says Dwayne. "An' most of our allies have gone quiet. Haven't heard from Ketchupman for a while now, an' Dekker's not answerin'. But he's a dick, so it could just be that.""They might be gone already," you say. "Irons said they'd captured and moved Calendar Man the same day. I'm not sure they're holding them in the city- I think they're moving them as soon as they're captured. ...If we were to want to break someone out, we'd need to do it as soon as they're captured.How do the sewers look, guys?"
>>42994356"Look like shit, boss," says Dwayne. "But safe enough. They're watching the manholes near high-profile targets, but down below they haven't been patrolling. Bombs or somethin' down there could cause trouble, but you do it once and they'll wise up.""Right now we've got three pressing issues," you say. "Resources, manpower, and information. We're limited in what we can do due to a lack of equipment. But even with the equipment our hands would be tied- most of our men were taken in the strike teams. And other than Irons, we don't know anything about this FBI team. It can't just be him and a handful of agents alone.""And your suit, Boss." Dwayne grabs the jacket of your suit, and sticks his hole finger through a hole chemically burned through the fabric. "Chemicals damn near ate it. People are gonna think you're homeless.">What is your next plan?>What is your goal?>How will you achieve your goal?>How will you achieve your goal with style?>Who will you need?>What will you need?>How long will you need to prepare?
>>42992621>Bill Wilson (oc?)Not an OC.
>>42994375green fefe when
>>42994361We might be able to squeeze one of the local cops for information.Maybe badger Coal about some truth serum and torture.We need to figure out where they're holding folks prior to transport.Right now we're just scoping things out. I doubt we have time to do this delicate like though....I hate to say it but is Spike still in town?He can burn the laptop or something immediately after and we can go ahead and figure out the sewers in the meantime.
>>42992713>the man who gives us three flavors of uncomfortably crazy to pick between for a waifu>this is his waifui think the qm might not be fucking with us after all. maybe he just thinks holly, dot, and coal are sexy for belonging in a fucking institute
>>42994463she a cute
>>42994361Well, you guys know me well enough to know I'm a distraction thief at this point so obviously..I can't believe I'm considering turning myself into the cops.Again."COAL! Cut me open and bug me!"
>>42994361No bombs in the sewers, they are our way around town if the noose tightens too much. Use them sparingly and don't give indication we have used them as much as possible.First off, we need a new suit, second we need men. The Info we can get by grabbing a few cops who went on patrol. I suggest we quietly knock over a retail place or go 'shopping' in one of our protection places. We need to have a recruitment campaign spread amoung the boys. Target recent school leavers and folks who might have gotten a hand of our make your own bombs and bow ties. More likely to join us.After that we need to look at the few small gangs around us we can pressure into joining up. Theres always a few. If they don't join at first, shoot the leader. If the next don't join, shoot him, etc. Keep everyone from the same gangs separated into different parts of the city.
>>42994463>We'll never reinact this scene with Dot and/or slightly less comfortably with Holly only to realize what's up and share a laugh.>While Coal looks on all frustrated but "they're good kids"
>>42994520After we've done this, we need to stage attacks on police cars, with the aim of nicking a few survivors. Try not to kill any cops though, we need the city to have something to take over law and order when the FBI feck off or we might end up facing the National guard next.
>>42994484Bad idea. Any bug we have would need a transceiver, and there is no guarantee we would get out alive or such.Keep the implant idea on the side for now.
>>42994585Fair enough. But what could we shove inside us?
>>42994596you mean what can we shove inside hollythe answer is our ________affection______
>>42994596My gas canister idea still stands, but now is not the time. Until someone comes up with an idea with a beneficial outcome for getting caught it can wait. My suggestion is we try something fucking nuts when we have the right info.
>>42994361"Someone get Coal, I need to talk to her about whipping up some kind of weapon, chemical or otherwise and shoving it inside me. Maybe get Red on some sort of false tooth or tooth set that I can use to inject Smilex in folks. And a knife I can fit in my forearm or....maybe wrist I guess?We could just go full hobo here Dwayne.Then again, stage magic maybe?
>>42994361Oh, maybe bombs. At least one or two micro bombs. C4 even.Wait. Why have I not had a rubber chicken with a brick of C4 in it before now?Holly...could play a role in this. She could work as a lure to grab a dude.
>>42994609She has that, we just don't necessarily want to hook up.
>>42994095yo this shit is weird.>There are several hundred numbers listed. Every single one of them is labeled "WORK," with no other description. Except for one. >There is one other name saved in the phone - "Dottie." The photo is a badly angled shot from behind the green-haired girl's head.
>>42994739I know. We need to borrow her phone sooner rather than later.
>>42994739what if dottie and holly dont hate each other, and holly just has a crush on dottie?or at least just wants to be her friend?
>>42994739I think that's a rabbit hole we do NOT want to go down until shit is dire.
>>42994792Calling Dottie? Or using Holly's psychophone?Or Holly's rabbit hole?
>>42994769In the context of this quest that's so ridiculously implausible seeming I almost want it to be accurate.
>>42994806All three. I think this is one of those situations you let lie until you know a whole lot more.
>>42994806I'm okay with yoinking Holly's phone to bother Dottie. Also we should get to recruiting and I feel like getting captured and busting out with whatever we have on or in us is the fastest way.Meantime have Knock and the guys grab strays from the cops.
>>42994867That said, I'm torn. We could use the help. But we know she won't want to. But I feel kinda obligated to check up because she's one of the gang. And it's better for her than being out in the open
>>42994361"No bombs in the sewers," you say. "We need transportation if the noose tightens too much. I do need a new suit, though. We need to go shopping. Possibly at one of the places that owes us protection money. That's job number one.We need to put what men we have on the streets doing recruitment. Especially with the military baring down on people, young, impressionable kids might be more apt to look for someone to help them fight back. Any smaller gangs, we can swallow up. We just kill the leaders. We might be able to pick up some of Scarface's guys now that he's out of the picture.""Ehh, I can't say I'm keen on hearin' a bunch of bad chicago mobster accents 24/7, but you're the boss. We could also let any of Penguin or Harvey's boys join up in the interim. We ain't enemies, and we can offer their boys protection in exchange for helpin' out," offers Dwayne."Finally, there's info- and this is the big one. We'll have Coal work on some sort of Truth Syrum, and we'll interrogate one of the cops. Hopefully we can get the location of the holding facility they use before they transport the criminals. Maybe a few will decide to enlist.And Dwayne, I'd like to get in touch with Red. If I need a whole new slew of gadgets, I'd like to try out some ideas...""I've not been able to get in touch with Red for a bit. 'Sweird," he says. "I... don't like the sound of that. Let's keep an ear to the ground for him. It's early, though- he might've been drinking or something."
>>42994959After a little while, Coal comes downstairs and you explain the plan. " Thiopental? Please. I've got something better. Another project of mine I had your boys get from my apartment. Of course, I believe this means I'll be going on today's excursion as well? You need someone to administer the drugs.""Not without the paint you aren't," says Knock. Coal does not seem happy."Oh, don't worry about it, girlfriend- I can have you done in a minute. After a while you barely notice it's there. It's like a second skin." Holly comes down the stairs from your room, and the others eye you. She is already fully made up and dressed- just a bit more messily than she used to be."Mornin' Holly," says Dwayne dryly. "You plannin' on goin' out again so soon after you decided to show back up?""Of course, Dwayne. I'm a lieutenant in this gang. My place is with the boss. Besides, part of this is a question of fashion- and I'm sorry to say, but I'm not sure I'd trust any of you with that."As much as any of you hate to admit it, she's right. Holly as an eye for image- and that's what you need.The group of you load into a car, and Holly points out a small boutique on a shadier side of town. "Here," she says. "The old Joker had special orders placed through here. He practically owned the shopkeeper. It's the only place we'll find the proper colors."The group of you enter the boutique, where a small, bespectacled old lady stands behind a counter. "Joker," says Holly bluntly, as she walks into the store. "Of course! Of course! Always such a nice boy. So cheerful," says the little old lady, clearly far gone with dementia."Alright, Boss. Let's work on your image.""...You too, girlfriend." She points to Coal. "And we've got to do something about that face..." >lets play dress up with holly>what kind of image does nu-Joker want>what kind of image does Coal need? Clown nose? Mime paint?
>>42994972Restore our current theme. Orange or Green (pref Green) shirt with the normal purple suit. As for Coal, keep it simple, she will probably change her look as time goes on. Stitch smile mouth and black panda eyes, white face maybe? The hair needs to be coloured as well if we can. Either Black or Red?
>>42994972So Coal? Sad clown? Carnival? Maybe something a little more psychedelic in flavor?>Cue snickerWanna be a nurse?
>>42995050Maybe get a few good novelty ties something almost classy.
>>42995050We might have to make her wear a nose.
>>42995090Yeah looks good. Maybe drop the stitch mouth and just have the panda eyes.>>42995087Might be a good idea for her to keep something in said nose. Like a vial of gas. Its not like she is going to be able to have a handbag at all times.
>>42995090>>42995129like dis then
>>42995090Might be fine, depends on how she feels.I feel like we should modify the current look, ours I mean, slightly.How exactly though I'm not sure.
>>42995150Joker is kind of a fix'ed style due to having to be a brand face.Maybe darken our hair colour a bit?
>>42995193>no one notices>commence the angriest broadcast ever, and the killing on dozens of people.
>>42995193We can set our own brand with gas and hookers. What about army uniform style with purple-green camo. We are going to the war with FBI
>>42995247Eh, i would rather not be too obvious. Again, we just want the FBI gone from thinking this is too hard to do/will cause more damage than the status quo.We need shit to go back to normal or the threat scale will keep rising until we hit someone we can't possibly win against.
>>42995193We could always swap to purple hair and some other things but maybe that's too much.Oxfords maybe? White wingtips?
>>42995275Not really a shoe anon, but if it fits sure?
>>42995323I don't know, maybe we should go for something slightly understated.
>>42994972You return with the classic costume- plain purple suit with a green shirt."That's it?" asks Holly. She pouts. "You could've really made the role your own.""I just don't feel the need, Holly. Maybe someday, but not right now." Her disappointed look, however, prompts you to add one more item- an orange bowtie."Orange? Well aren't we feeling adventurous," she purrs. She tousles your hair. "Roots are showing, though. Later. And as for this one..."She rotates the chair, and reveals Coal's makeup. Simple white facepaint, with blacked out eyes and red lips. Her hair is pulled up beneath a short red wig. Holly shows her a mirror."Well... At least it isn't utterly vile. Thank you for managing to show some restraint.""Alright princesses," says Dwayne impatiently. "You all ready to actually get some work done?""Always," says Holly cheerfully.The five of you go out into the streets, and stake out an alleyway. After several hours, a lone beat cop passes by. Dwayne grabs him and forces him behind a dumpster, as Coal fills a syringe with a transparent drug. Knock forces a cloth gag into the man's mouth as Dwayne pins him down. Coal empties the needle into the man's jugular, although his kicking and jerking causes the needle to tear out of the puncture more than once. After a few moments, the man begins to go loose, and Knock loosens the gag. He begins talking immediately. "We've only got a few minutes," says Coal."Tell us where the holding facility is, you tell him.""It's right there. Over there." says the man incoherently."Coal, you poisoned him. That wasn't a truth serum," you tell her."Truth serums don't make you tell the truth. They lower your inhibitions you can't lie," she explains. "He'll just tell you what you want to hear unless you know how to get it out of him."This seems much easier in movies.>wat do
It's whatever though and I feel like we don't really have time to play dress up with Holly right now. Or at least that in this case it'd be "Brock and Holly Dress up Coal"Of course I suppose we can't stop her from doing so until we get ready to leave.
>>42995347Look at his name badgeUse his name, it makes shit more personal and a little more scary.We have little time to get into his head so use our psychology knowledge and find out what he likes/loves/values and threaten that. And if we really start running out of time we threaten to split his sides with laughter. By which i mean we incise along his torso sides and then tip him some none lethal gas so he laughs his guts out his sides.
>>42995347What level of the holding facility are the prisoners headed for Metropolis on? The organized crime ones.>WaitWhat sort of defenses does the holding facility have?>WaitWhere are the holding facilities' defenses weakest?>WaitWhat's the holding facility called? What is it next to?>Failing all that tag Holly in
>>42995347You look at the man's name badge."Officer White, what level of the holding facility are the prisoners headed for Metropolis on? The organized crime ones." He babbles for a bit. "Two." "Three.""Officer White, what sort of defenses does the holding facility have?" He gives you no useful information- it seems like the question was too complex.Holly steps in. "Officer White, are there many other men on the boat like you?"He shakes his head. "Army.""Officer White, where are the holding facilities' defenses weakest?"He seems confused again."Officer White, how do you get into the facility?" asks Holly."Top.""Officer White what is next to the holding facility?""Water.""And Officer White, what is the facility called?"A few garbled words. "Boat."The man starts convulsing, and a low moan comes from his throat- as the injection spot gradually melts into an open wound through the man's neck.Dwayne drops the man. "Jesus christ, Coal. You could have warned me he'd do that.""I told you you only had a minute," she says."A boat," says Holly. "They're holding them in the Harbor. It makes sense- there are no easy ways in or out for normal people. By 'top' he must have meant the upper deck.""Well," you say, "It looks like we'll all be adding piracy to our rap sheets.""...Yo ho ho.">end of issue #11
>Sorry for the abrupt ending. I knew I was about to lose internet service temporarily and autosage was creeping up. >I wanted to find a good stopping point and not get caught mid-action and have to make a new thread- I don't want to start an issue if I'm not going to finish it, and ive not got another 300+ post thread in me for today>and sorry for the long hiatus. I was in the hospital
>>42995904It's ok.Is there something actually wrong with Holly? Is there something between her and Dotty?You didn't use Dotty at all this thread except a little bit. Is there something wrong with her? Is she hurt?
is all of this just an overly elaborate plot by the real joker to screw with us?
>>42995964Life is an overly elaborate plot to screw with us. The Joker just likes to give it a nudge every now and then to help it along.
>>42995947>Is there something actually wrong with Holly?Yes.>Is there something between her and Dotty?Kind of, and no its not Yuri.>You didn't use Dotty at all this thread except a little bit.Yeah, it wasn't meant to be that way, but she's had the spotlight for a while, and there are a lot of plot threads to brutally sever before I get to her.>Is there something wrong with her? Oh hell yeah.>Is she hurt?Not physically. :(>>42995964The lockdown is legitimate.>>42995981>Life is an overly elaborate plot to screw with us. This tho.>The Joker just likes to give it a nudge every now and then to help it along.Not nudges. Two big shoves.
>>42992245What's the answer to riddler's riddle?
>>42996056Fug>>42996070You have to figure it out.
>we indiscriminately killed a child>she died horriblyJfc QM
>>42996098The Riddler knows that the joker is still alive and is back in gotham, and is working for two people.
>>42996324>"I'm a creature who is never where he belongs.>I never sleep in my own bed. I should be on time, but I'm late. And I'm never there upstairs..."There's one answer, and a second meaning. He left clues, though.>The Riddler knows that the joker is still alive and is back in gotham, and is working for two people.Nope.
>>42996474So the fact riddler is working for two people is an answer?I am not good at riddles. hmm.
>>42996474The most i can get is he is expecting someone to show up soon, because "I should be on time, but i am late" as opposed to "But i am always late"A creature that does not sleep in its own bed sounds like a blood sucker since they get into others beds. So perhaps a batman reference or a reference to the manbat producer, because said producer has still not really shown himself. We know calendar man claims to be responsible, but it was much too neet and pointless to be the case. Calander man is a patsy.I'm never there upstairs either implys a low position, lack of mental attributes or being fucking crazy. Which does not narrow things down in gotham much.
>>42996764>A creature that does not sleep in its own bed sounds like a blood sucker since they get into others beds.H O L L YOLLY
>>42996812I doubt a whore would be the interpretation.But there is also the idea of a cuckoo or turn coat. So it could infact be a reference to someone betraying someone else.
>>42996882Holly is late. She's pregnant. We knocked her up.
>>42996764>So perhaps a batman reference or a reference to the manbat producer, because said producer has still not really shown himself.It was Spellcraft, wasn't it? She replicated Langstrom's serum and gave it to Nocturna. >>42996324>He left clues, though.He makes bird puns. QM spelled "foul" as "fowl" play>"I'm a creature who is never where he belongs. >I never sleep in my own bed. Like >>42996764 its a parasite, but a bird one- a cuckoo. And we've taken the Joker's place>I should be on time, but I'm late. A clock, but >lateMeans Joker is dead>And I'm never there upstairs...Crazy. We're obviously crazy>There's one answer, and a second meaning. The answer is "cuckoo." He was making fun of us and telling what he knew at the same time.
>>42996993Holy shit>>42996965This too though tbh.
>>42997035Wait what? When did Holly jump our bones?
The crazier Hollie gets the more I like her. If Dot wasn't our canon love interest I would want us to waifu her. Her whole breakdown this thread was hnnnnng
>>42996993Nicely done. I missed the word puns, downside of dyslexia.
>>42997079U slept in the same bed with her. I'm pretty sure that's how babies are made.
>>42997229how would the joker rate our performance so far?
>>42997229I did not remember ever voting to actually do the vertical tango with her. Well whatever. Evidently you intend to set everything on fire and burn it around our ears.
>>42996056>Kind of, and no its not Yuri.So I was right. Dottie is Holly's only friend, and even Dottie hates her because she had to take a picture of the back of her had. Holly always antagonizes Dot because she wants her to pay attention to her.>Not nudges. Two big shoves.Two?
>>42997276[Spoiler]that was a joke anon. we literally layed in the bed beside her all night. We did the horizontal middle school dance with her[/spoiler]
I kind of want to fuck Holly though. She always acts like she wants to fuck us but all she seems to want to do is cuddle.What's her mental Illness? Dot is a schitzoid