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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. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    And for a second time, Glory is not one of those weak ass DC New Gods who can be hurt by hitting them kind of hard.
     
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  2. Zig

    Zig Getting sticky.

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    Did Glory come back to life in the comics and have some more impressive feats? Cuz what we see of her in the show... she's impressive by Buffy standards but would be mid tier in DC comics (high tier in canon YJ setting). Like yeah she's tough and she's fast, and she's got that insanitouch but a competent lantern should have little trouble with her.
     
  3. Stsword

    Stsword I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The maximum amount.

    A heart is ready for harvest when its filled with emotion.

    Although the Black Lantern charging is weird.

    When a black lantern collects a heart, every black lantern gets 0.01%.

    All of them, whether there are three black lanterns or three billion.

    When it hits 100%, Nekron shows up to make house calls.

    Which now that I'm thinking about it, might provide a second reason the black lanterns don't generally go for making constructs, not being willing to give up that precious precious charge.

    Zoat changed it either because he thought that was silly, didn't want Zompire Paul to have to kill count higher than Ebola, or both.
     
  4. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    It might be limited by universe. Since Vampire Paul is the only one in the Buffyverse, the ring cannot transfer the power to any other.
     
  5. jaelin910

    jaelin910 habitual lurker

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    And for the nth time, saying something without providing any citation doesn't make it true or convincing.
     
  6. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    They're just Vaerminaposting, calm down.
     
  7. Stellarius

    Stellarius Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Just to poke at the ongoing disagreement, quoting a bit of the BtVS wiki, and more specifically the bit on Glory's weaknesses

    so, if the heart ripping just so happend to sidestep Glory's resistances and remove Ben's entirely mortal heart, then it doesn't really matter how many biggatons she can tank, because instead of being the kind of weak ass god who gets hurt by getting slapped kind of hard, she's the kind of god who dies if you stab some mortal a little.
     
  8. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    I will just post this, because it's that sort of situation.




    Buffy's Universe is an artificial construct created by the Seed of Wonder.

    Meaning there wouldn't be an emotional spectrum in it to transfer any power to or from.
     
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  9. Zig

    Zig Getting sticky.

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    That's not true in the Buffy setting though
     
  10. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    You missed the literal genie in the room.

    A Rocket Launcher isn't forged.
     
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  11. desolatedsabers

    desolatedsabers Getting sticky.

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    okay exact words or not, you're only technically right. a rocket launcher's parts are cast though, so it's still technically forged.

    Also, because you seemed to completely ignore it, lemme just grab what stellaris said.
     
  12. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    A power ring is a extremely powerful tool forged by godlike beings and they have a connection to other godlike beings, such as the black being who has power over death
     
  13. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Just because you call something a godlike being, doesn't actually make it one.
     
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  14. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Maltusians can terraform planets using their powers, as stated by Zoat with the whole Controllers making worlds for Reach escapees to settle on.

    I'd say that is pretty godlike

    And what is a god anyway by your definition Vaermina?
     
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  15. Queshire

    Queshire Not too sore, are you?

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    Authority over an aspect of reality perhaps? You know, like... emotion or death?
     
  16. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    And the actual godlike beings in Buffy can will moderately sized populated dimensions into existence...
     
  17. BlueMangoAdea

    BlueMangoAdea Alive. For now.

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    Stop feeding Vaermina. It's a waste of server space.
     
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  18. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    It's quite ironic that you would bring that sort of thing up given the Old One's in Buffy very specifically lack the concept of Death. :D


    No, that's your "not even moderately related to topic" comment.

    Now, if you wish to continue this internet slap fight, take it to high noon.
     
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  19. Queshire

    Queshire Not too sore, are you?

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    I mean, if there's anyone that can pull a gramps and impose the concept of death on something then it's probably a direct line to Nekron's power.
     
  20. Threadmarks: Repetition (part 14)
    Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    12th August 1997
    23:41 GMT -7


    Paul looks awkwardly at black-Paul as he drops the exsanguinated body. Halfway through him.. feeding upon it, it became a man, though that did not appear to trouble him. Was the false goddess possessing someone? If she was then that would be regrettable. I will pray for their soul once this mission is over.

    "Better?"

    "Stronger, at least."

    I turn-. My mouth tightens slightly as pulses of pain radiate from my bruises. I have never learned to completely suppress my response to being injured. The Bat once said that it was because I wasn't injured often enough to become used to it. I… Sometimes wonder if it is because I.. am embarrassed to be so weak that I can be injured.

    "Did you actually get any benefit from feeding on… Whatever his name was?"

    "The two of them were so closely bound together that the only difference is that piercing his skin was easier."

    Paul hasn't said anything. Either of them. Did he not notice? Not care? I'm still feeling too… Awkward about my.. accusation, to ask him.

    Why did I think that?! Stupid girl!

    But that.. 'Glorificus'? Was a clumsy fighter. In open ground, killing her from a distance would just be a matter of patience. I only fought her in melee in order to prevent the town being levelled, and even then-.

    She was stronger than I am.

    But not as skilled. She had not worked for her strength. She simply was.

    Like Karl.

    No, no, not like Karl. Karl worked to become better at what he did. More skilled.

    "I thought that vampires here were demon-possessed corpses."

    "Usually, yes. But black rings don't share."

    "Are you alright?"

    "Yes."

    It's an instinctive response, not showing weakness, not being weak. And it's stupid as well because he can see perfectly well what I'm feeling. And his eyes tell me that he knows I know, but that if I don't want to talk about it now we can do it later.

    He's going to want me to talk to that Jewess.

    He might suggest someone else first, but that's what he wants, because he trusts her. Because he thinks that she'll do the best job. That she'll understand me.

    Am I supposed to want to kill her?

    I-. I don't. Karl wouldn't want me to, and she isn't… Doing anything... Jew-ish. I know that. In my head, I know that-.

    "-go?"

    Damn it!

    "I'm sorry. I was distracted."

    "Are you ready to go? Is there anything you want to do before we take a portal back?"

    "Are there any orange power rings here?"

    He closes his eyes for a moment. "None on Earth. And I couldn't call one from somewhere else quickly." He opens his eyes and looks at black-him as he takes out a phone. "You own a phone?"

    "Mister Giles insisted."

    Red-Paul looks around.

    "Shouldn't there be some police by now? If only to cover things up more quickly."

    "Normal police like to give everyone enough time to get away. The mayor's people learn to be cautious, or they learn to be dead."

    "You haven't killed him?"

    "I can barely motivate myself to move most-. Mister Giles, it's me. I'm being called away. I…"

    I watch as the Red Paul flies away at speed, and I'm.. distracting myself by wondering how they both know about this place. They might be able to use their rings to access data networks, but if the history of this Earth is more similar to Earth 16 than my Earth then the data networks shouldn't be advanced.. enough…

    Time Trapper said that a version of me exists here.

    Perhaps not on Earth 16, but definitely here. Certainly here. Someone who made a life for herself, without alien genetics.

    How would.. she..?

    "Did you see where Red went?"

    "Ah-?" I look in the direction he flew in, looking through the buildings to spot-.

    In the distance a large pneumatic ram construct appears and slams repeatedly into a building.

    "Oh, for goodness-. He couldn't wait a few hours?"

    "Who was in there?"

    "The local mayor is a magician who built a town over a portal to hell in order to make it easier to empower himself at the townspeople's expense. I think Red Lantern just killed him."

    I nod. "Are you worried about being delayed?"

    "I'm worried about setting off a mutual assurance of destruction exchange between the world's most powerful magicians because I jumped the gun. It's not killing sufficiently bad people that I have a problem with, it's failing to plan for the fallout."

    "Like how the General Protection Squadron's obsession with exterminating every subhuman delayed the settlement of Greater Germany's new territory after the war?"

    And he looks at me and I know I shouldn't have said that. Stupid girl!

    "Um. Possibly? Though I.. imagine that a better comparison would be the lack of a handover plan from the Protection Squadron to the regular police." He shakes his head, and I know that I.. just.. disgusted him and he's still being nice about it. "I'm going to grab him. Black Lantern?"

    "If I wasn't worried about Nekron drawing strength from his death I would have killed him myself."

    "Magic mutually assured destruction. Wolfram and Hart have planar travel. Setting that off definitely risks Krona hearing about it."

    "True, but I only just discovered that Krona was a problem."

    "But you knew that Wolfram and Hart, and… The First Evil? And the legion of super vampires under the hellmouth? Were here."

    "I feel emotion by ripping it from the hearts of others. I don't get to feel compassion very often."

    "Okay. Angelika, look after Black. I'm going after Red."

    He flies in the direction of the still-pounding piston.

    I have a few minutes, but… If this is a greater risk of alerting Krona anyway

    "Black Lantern? Have you visited Germany?"
     
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  21. Ej190

    Ej190 Making the rounds.

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    Raul SMASH!

    Not really familiar with Buffy but, I'm sure he's had a good reason for this.
     
  22. Darko

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    'as he drops' not 'as drops'

    'goddess possessing' not ' goddess was possessing'
     
  23. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Mayor made a deal with demons and kills people for them
     
  24. Agumentic

    Agumentic Know what you're doing yet?

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    Oh, it took me a second to realize that we're looking from Angelika's perspective today.
     
  25. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    Congratulations Paul, you just irrevocably doomed your first universe.
     
  26. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    Irrevocably? Not necessarily. First? I wouldn't be so certain about that either.
     
  27. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  28. Cuchulin

    Cuchulin I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The mayor is a century or so old evil sorcerer who set up the town as a place to feed Vampires and other man eating super natural beings as part of a deal with Demon's for "immortality" as well a eventually becoming a powerful "immortal" Demon him self. Needless to say he ended up being killed before the series ended.
     
  29. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    So BLaul works with the Scooby Gang, that's good.

    What is the cure for a Balack Lantern anyway?

    Also, would Krona really visit a place like the Buffyverse? The local gods are rather powerful and used to extra-planar events. Might be risky for him.
     
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  30. moralrelativity

    moralrelativity Know what you're doing yet?

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    as he drops
    delete was
    radiate -> radiates
    delete 'it because'
    build -> built
    of -> off
     
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