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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. PrinceJonathan

    PrinceJonathan Versed in the lewd.

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    I can't help but picture someone taking Nick's cigar and he just rolls his tongue along the inside of his mouth and pushes out a new cigar and lights it. Like you know how super spies are always swallowing keys, lockpicks, or other small objects to help them escape in the event of capture? Instead of keys, Nick's just swallows a bunch of cigars and coughs them up whenever he needs one.
     
  2. Mr Zoat

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    That's what the word 'tuition' means. 'Teaching or instruction, especially of individual pupils or small groups.'
    The Brood were in about two episodes. Why are they the entire opening?
    The problem is, with no memory of this series he's working on limited comics knowledge, the films, X-Men Evolution and half-remembered wiki articles. Everything else is what he learned in the setting. Charles Xavier has a doctorate in genetics, has done substantial work with mutants and runs and owns the school. Henry McCoy has a doctorate in physics.

    What the SI knows about Captain Britain is that he exists.
    Hand holding starts tomorrow. Eating cake off each other about a week later.
     
  3. Aelyx

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    That's like Julian's superpower in how he never spills his drink.

     
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  4. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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  5. Aelyx

    Aelyx Burnin' Sherman Enthusiast

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    I imagine he could pay them in refined ores from asteroids once he stabilizes himself, I imagine Xavier and McCoy would be ecstatic to have those sort of resources to work with. Even if his pockets seemed to be endless in the comics and shows.
     
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    Now I'm thinking this isn't so much a spy skill he has and more of a mutant power.

    Damn this guy works fast.
     
  7. Mr Zoat

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    A week real time.
     
  8. Darko

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    Ahh, so months or even years could pass in universe.
     
  9. PrinceJonathan

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    I don't know. Why does it look like Magneto's the one controlling them? Why does it make Cable out to be part of the main cast? Why is Cyclopes' Eye Beams from the Punch Dimension suddenly able to cut through flesh? Since when could Jubilee fire Ki blasts from her hands, I thought her power was shooting off fireworks? Since when could Beast create earthquakes by punching the ground? Why is Wolverine fighting Omega Red instead of Sabertooth? Why is Wolverine leading the charge into battle instead of Cyclopes? Why is Rogue the best Waifu?

    Because Japan.
     
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  11. Tzeentch

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    If Paul gets a job at Xavier's school, I wonder what position he'll have....

    Perhaps as Professor Xavier's personal assistant/secretary/bodyguard?
     
  12. Pinklestia

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    Onslaught is not a thing there, repressed evil Xavier unfortunately... is.
     
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  13. Darko

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    Or school chef.

    He does enjoy cooking and baking.
     
  14. Cuchulin

    Cuchulin I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I remember hearing that the appearance of OG's Nick Fury was based on Dean Martin. Also at first was just Sargent Nick Fury leader of the Howling Commandos.

    Yup!!
     
  15. Chaoswind

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    Questions for the comic encyclopedias. The stone Paul is using to charge his ring is one of the infinite stones? Because the linked wiki makes it seem as if this stone is both an infinity stone and something else.
     
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  16. Someguy Somewhere

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    I think the Other Marvel Paul ended up using an asgardian Norn Stone to poke a hole in reality for charging?

    From the wiki's, the stone this Paul is using is related to the one that Moonstone uses for her powers, and similar objects used by others...The Sphinx being another. Not an area of the lore I know well, but a wiki walk shows it's from a series of different stones used by a group of aliens that were a proto-Guardians of the Galaxy thing, but they got a serious case of origin story related deaths. So Not infinity stones, but something in the box of alien maguffins, kinda like the Mandarin's rings in that its powerful thing with ambiguous providence and a lack of details make it great to make and create plot holes.
     
  17. Darko

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    No, it's not an Infinity Stone. It's only connection to them is that it's a powerful rock from space, but that's it.

    Though Zoat did mention the Paul in the MCU is using the Power Stone.
     
  18. Chaoswind

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    OH that is why I got confused, I though this was one of the stones, but that the locals didn't know about them yet, like how the MCU teserath, and the scepter are powered by the infinite stones... And since Zoat said the Marvel SI was charging from a stone, I thought this one was the same.

    My knowledge of Marvel is fairly limited, I know my Spiderman, most of the MCU and this particular ver of the xmen, but everything else is either the result of wiki WALKS thanks to VS debates, or a few issues of Civil War a friend loaned to me to get me to read comics.

    Yawn

    Time to sleep.
     
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  19. Threadmarks: Meanwhile, in Universe 534834 (part 2)
    Mr Zoat

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    Earth 534834

    14th October 1992
    20:27 GMT -5


    Professor Xavier regards my cube construct curiously.

    "Hmm."

    He reaches out with his right hand and presses against it. The surface remains solid and the cube doesn't move. He exerts a little more force, testing its stability.

    "How resilient are they?"

    "As resilient as I want them to be. Which is the problem."

    He withdraws his hand. "How so?"

    "How strongly could you want an abstract three dimensional object of no particular value to exist?"

    "I see. So you have to focus on that desire. And if you don't..?"

    "It becomes very weak. Or fades away entirely. Fading away is also what happens if I feel anything other than avarice."

    I nod at the increasingly translucent cube.

    "See? Try again."

    He gives it a shove, and after a moment's resistance the side he's pushing on gives way and his forearm pushes through to the middle of the cube, which then continues to decay around him. A moment later the orange light of the construct has faded away completely.

    "Hm. And what else can you do with it?"

    "I can fly. Just a.. matter of putting a barrier around my body and moving it. Armour-" I hold up my right hand as a construct gauntlet forms around it. "-is simple, because I don't want to get hurt. And when I want to hurt someone, a simple orange ray is easy enough to create. But control is still an issue."

    He nods. "Yes, that's a problem with which I'm intimately familiar. If you want to do something it happens, without waiting for an actual decision about whether or not it's the right course of action."

    "The inverse is true as well. For example-" I raise my left hand and fire a beam at him. He jerks in surprise, then relaxes as the barely visible beam patters lightly across his jacket. "-if I don't want to hurt someone, not a lot happens."

    "Compared to some forms of energy projection, that's a useful safety measure."

    "But it doesn't just apply to offensive constructs. If I'd like to.. rescue someone who I don't want to rescue, nothing happens."

    "Are you speaking from experience?"

    "Blacklash survived the fall, but when I tried to grab him I honestly believed that he wouldn't. An intellectual 'I'd rather he didn't die' isn't enough."

    "How strong are your constructs when you are committed to something?"

    "Nothing I've tested them against -including the Mandarin's ring blasts- has penetrated my defensive constructs. He was able to bypass them, but not directly breach them. Same with M.O.D.O.K.'s plasma guns and missiles."

    He raises his eyebrows slightly.

    "You've been keeping interesting company."

    "I thought that testing my attacks in an isolated location on people listed as 'Wanted: Dead' was more sensible than trying them in a built up area with a civilian population. Since I.. had the option."

    "It would have been more sensible to come here at the start."

    I nod. "Yes. But given how intuitive the ring's functions are, I wasn't sure it was necessary. But it-. But it is. Clearly."

    "Well, we have training facilities which you can use to improve your combat abilities. I'm sure that some of my other students will be happy to volunteer as sparring partners. Jean Grey is probably the best person to offer you help with the psychological aspects."

    I nod.

    "Thank you. Ah, obvious… I'd.. have thought it would go without saying, since I.. came here, but obviously I.. support mutant civil rights-"

    He nods with a wry smile.

    "-and I'm happy to assist your team in the field whenever you think that's appropriate. If you think it doesn't dilute the message to have someone who isn't a mutant along."

    "My aim has always been to enable mutants and humans to live together in peace-."

    "And, ah, you don't think phrasing it like that is a problem in itself? I mean, it sounds like you're defining mutants as something non-human, when… Actually, you're more similar to baseline modern humans than Neanderthals. Just… One signature gene that the rest of us don't have. That's less than.. blonde hair."

    He frowns thoughtfully. "That's an interesting observation, though I think that given the range of physical-."

    "Professor? Weren't sure-" Someone pushes his office door open. "-if you were gunna-" A woman-. That's Rogue, wearing a blue summer dress with matching opera gloves, walks in carrying a tray with a covered bowl and some cutlery on it. "-come on back down, so Jean…"

    She stops as she registers me, and I stand because… That seems like the thing to do. It's funny; I've long thought that superhero code names were a bit.. silly, in a lot of cases. Supervillain ones even worse, when their identities were known. But since I got here I've kept running into people where I've got no idea what their actual name is. Case in point: I've got no idea what Rogue's actual name is, and she wasn't exactly a minor character.

    "Good evening. And… Sorry, Professor. I.. didn't realise I was interrupting."

    "That's quite alright. Thank you, Rogue, please put it on my desk. Orange Lantern will be joining us at the Institute."

    "Well howdy. See you've already got the hang of the dress code." She smiles warmly at me. "Dinner's usually dress down."

    Change.

    A flash of orange and my armour is replaced by jeans and a jumper.

    "I will bear that in mind." I extend my right hand. "Pleased to meet you."

    She sets the tray down on the Professor's desk and then approaches me, carefully taking my hand and shaking it. This version must have acquired Ms Marvel's strength, then. That will be interesting to test my construct shields against.

    "So what's your story, sugah?"

    "My.. control needs work. Under stress I don't necessarily get the results I want."

    "And what's your thang?"

    "I can do anything I want, as long as it's orange and doesn't take more than about fifteen minutes." I hold out my right hand, manifesting a sword and then switching it to a gun and then… Something that isn't a weapon… A bouquet of flowers. And dismiss. "You?"

    Her good humour rather vanishes. "When ah… Touch people, I kinda drain them. Their life, their strength."

    "Ah." I nod sympathetically. "Well. Good news, then."

    My right hand darts out and taps her on the left cheek.

    Her eyes widen and she pulls back in the air!

    "You crazy goose-brained-!"

    I shrug, holding my right hand up so that I'm looking at her over the back of it.

    "I don’t touch things. See the orange glow?"

    She hovers in the air, her panting breaths slowing as she takes a very careful look at my barely-visible environmental shield.

    "It relays tactile sensation from me to you and you to me, but we didn't actually touch." I shrug. "You didn't drain me and.. probably won't from casual contact."

    She lands, then nervously takes a step closer.

    "Are you fer real?"

    "I'm as real as everything else."

    Her eyes flick from me to the Professor. Then she slowly pulls off her right glove and extends her hand to me. I gently take it in both of mine and hold it for a few moments.

    "See? No problem."

    "Ah, yeah. Ah'm seein', alright."
     
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    'the orange'

    Plus the whole homo-superior thing may not have been the best name.

    Such a romantic.

    Pet names already.

    I really hope goose-brained is what she calls him from now on.

    'glove'

    Great chapter.

    Also congrats on being able to use Google for porn instead of Yahoo.
     
  22. Darth.Bill

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    Yes, the appropriate first thing to tell Rogue is that you are a viable sexual partner. Anyone would do the same.
     
  23. Vaermina

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    Let me guess... He forgot pants? ;)
     
  24. Queshire

    Queshire Not too sore, are you?

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    Lol, well he moves fast.

    Uhhhhh.... though if this Paul winds up in a relationship with Rogue, well, I'm not sure that's good.

    It seems a bit squicky to take advantage of the fact that he's the first one she's been able to touch in years like that.
     
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    He is powered by avarice and hasn't yet learned how to temper that at all. The squicky-ness of an action might not be much of a hindrance to him.
     
  26. Agent Orange

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    [that whooshing sound of 'completely missing the point'] Why wouldn't Rogue take advantage of it? Do you realise how pent up she is by this point? She'll give him no choice about it.
     
  27. Belenus

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    Lewd...
    New alternate of In Praise of Eros when?

    Realtalk though, this is actually really sweet. Def want to see this one get expanded upon, even without lewds.
     
  28. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    I figure the savage land thing was re-routing Xavier's powers internally so he was telepathically remote-controlling his own legs.
     
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    Why isn't he doing it anyway? Isn't he also a telekinetic (telekine?)?
     
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  30. Queshire

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    Bipedal walking is hard.
     
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