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Tess-1

Gamma Ex-Mutants

Part 2

By Brian Uhe


PANEL 1

Past scene, 1940's, a lab is shown and in the middle is a near human-size robot with wheels, a tube for the middle with no limbs, and a camera for a head.


PROFESSOR EDWARD (not shown)

WE HAVE BEEN MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTOTYPE AND I'M SURE YOU'LL BE QUITE IMPRESSED, GENERAL PHILIPS.


PANEL 2

General Philips, from Captain America origin, and a few scientists are looking at the robot.


GENERAL PHILIPS (unimpressed and a little annoyed)

YOU DO REALIZE THAT WE WANT THIS ROBOT TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE SUPER-SOLDIERS, RIGHT? AND I'M TALKING ABOUT THE ROGUE KIND.


PROFESSOR EDWARD (trying to please)

I ASSURE YOU, GENERAL, THAT THIS IS MERELY A MEANS TO DEVELOP THE MECHANICAL BRAIN, WHILE THE BODY IT WILL BE USING IN IT'S DUTIES IS BEING DEVELOPED IN THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR.


PROFESSOR EDWARD (trying to please)

ONCE COMPLETE, IT WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE ON AN ARMY OF SUPER-SOLDIERS.


PANEL 3

“Baby” Tess-1 moves with it's wheels and hits a wall.


PROFESSOR EDWARD (not shown)

AHEM, YES, THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE GLITCHES THAT WILL NEED TO BE WORKED OUT SINCE WE'RE IN A TECHNOLOGICAL FIELD THAT'S VERY NEW....


PANEL 4

A close look at Professor Schumann who has a facial expression that says “disappointed father”. The bumping sounds of “baby” Tess-1 is still heard.


PROFESSOR EDWARD (not shown)

BUT I PROMISE YOU THAT THE ROBOT WILL BE WORKING PERFECTLY AFTERWARDS.


PANEL 5

A close look at General Philips. The bumping sounds of “baby” Tess-1 is still heard.


GENERAL PHILIPS (unimpressed and a little annoyed)

YOU BETTER, BECAUSE THE WAY I'M SEEING THIS RIGHT NOW....


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

The Origin Corporation building is shown.


GENERAL PHILIPS (not shown and word box)

MY ELDERLY MOTHER WHO'S IN A NURSING HOME COULD TAKE THIS THING DOWN.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but explosions are heard, as well as sirens!


PANEL 3

Inside, the Hulk Busters don't seem to be doing well as the leader and another trooper are behind some rumble! Shooting and explosions are happening! The area they're in has massive damage! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


TROOPER (serious and sarcasm)

I HATE TO SAY THIS, SIR, BUT RIGHT NOW IT REALLY SUCKS TO BE US!


LEADER (serious and sarcasm)

YEAH, I PRETTY MUCH DOUBT THAT ANYONE WOULD BE ENVIOUS OF US!


PANEL 4

A flying Mandroid heads “flying” towards the two! The two start running in different directions to avoid it! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


MANDROID (speaker and desperate)

LOOK OUT!!!


PANEL 5

Tess-1 is shoving one of it's feet into another Mandroid's face! A hot rod engine sound is made.


MANDROID (speaker and hurting)

SO.... MERCILESS.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Tess-1 gets a blast in the back from one of the Hulk Busters' powerful weapons which leaves it flying off! Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spot!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR.


PANEL 2

Tess-1 slams into a metal wall!


PANEL 3

The leader decides to take advantage of this and leads his troopers to attack!


LEADER (loud and in charge)

GO, PEOPLE, TAKE HIM DOWN WHILE HE'S OUT OF IT!


PANEL 4

Tess-1 quickly turns around and points it's right arm towards the direction where the troops are and a weapon comes out! A hot rod engine sound is made.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


LEADER (not shown and loud)

@#$%! FALL BACK! FALL BACK!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, Atelidae is crawling through the air duct. Sounds of a battle is heard from a distance.


ATELIDAE (determined)

LET'S SEE HOW SMART THAT LADY WILL FEEL AFTER SHE FINDS OUT THAT THE LOCKED DOOR PLAN DIDN'T WORK OUT AS WELL AS SHE THOUGHT IT WOULD.


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Grey punches through a wall, while Mister Gideon and Griffin are following.


PANEL 2

Grey punches through another wall which seems to indicate that the three are taking a short-cut.


GREY (determined and tough)

PRODIGY?


PRODIGY (not shown and from radio)

YOU'RE GOING THE RIGHT WAY, BUT I FEEL THAT I MUST WARN YOU AGAIN ON THE FACT THAT THE GAMMA HUMANS THAT YOU FACED HAS SHOWN THAT RYKER MAY HAVE MORE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO WHERE HE IS.


GREY (determined and tough)

WHEN IT COMES TO THAT MAN, I NEVER EXPECT ANYTHING TO BE EASY.


PANEL 3

Where Prodigy is, he still has his computer pad hooked up on a open panel and is still messing with the building's systems.


GREY (not shown and from radio)

HAVE YOU LOCATED MESS?


PRODIGY (intellectual)

I HAVE TRIED REACHING HER THROUGH HER COMMUNICATOR WITH NO LUCK, SO NOW I PLAN TO CREATE A SAFE PATH THROUGH ORIGIN'S SECURITY SYSTEMS THAT I'M INTERFERING WITH TO LOCATE HER.


PANEL 4

The new Mess is sneaking around the place with her gun.


PRODIGY (not shown and word box)

WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT SHE MANAGED TO HANDLE THAT WOMAN WHO POSSIBLY HAS A ELECTRO-TRANSITIONAL FORM FROM WHAT YOU DESCRIBED.


PANEL 5

Sage is keeping herself from sight as she sees the three go through another wall. She has her computer pad out in a way as if she was taking a picture.


SAGE (cautious and thought balloon)

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM, THEY LOOK LIKE “GAMMA HUMANS”, BUT THEIR ACTIONS SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THEY'RE SOMETHING ELSE.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Sage's computer pad reveals what information is available of Gamma Corps., as well as news footage of them fighting the Hulk in World War Hulk.


SAGE (hand only shown)

THERE'S NOT MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THEM, NO DOUBT CLASSIFIED WHICH I'M SURE I COULD HACK INTO IF I HAD THE TIME, BUT RYKER WAS ONCE A GENERAL WHO LOST HIS POSITION NO DOUBT BECAUSE HE WAS DOING SOMETHING HE SHOULDN'T HAVE AND THESE PEOPLE MAY BE LINKED TO HIM SINCE RYKER'S MISSION WAS TO TAKE DOWN THE HULK AND WHAT BETTER WAY THEN TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.


PANEL 2

The hole in the wall that Grey made is shown while noises of other walls getting knocked through is heard.


SAGE (not shown and thought balloon)

OBVIOUSLY THEIR RELATION HAS GONE SOUR FOR SOME REASON.


PANEL 3

Sage begins to walk away and head back to the room where Atelidae was.


SAGE (cautious and thought balloon)

MY PERSONAL OBSERVATION SEEMS TO TELL ME THAT THIS GROUP IS FOLLOWING A PLAN AND HAS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS PLACE AND IT'S DANGERS WHICH MEANS THAT IT WOULD BE BEST NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THEIR BUSINESS AS LONG AS IT BENEFITS MY OWN PLANS UNTIL I LEARN OTHERWISE.


PANEL 4

Elsewhere, Atelidae uses her hind foot to kick out the grilled panel of the air shaft.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

HOPEFULLY THEY DON'T MEET UP WITH THE ROBOT SINCE I DOUBT IT WOULD CARE IF THEY WERE FRIENDLY AND THEY MIGHT COME UP WITH AN ASSUMPTION THAT THE MACHINE WAS ORIGIN CORPORATION PROPERTY.


PANEL 5

Atelidae is down on the floor and notices Bloodlust who notices her.


ATELIDAE (worried and low tone)

UH' OH.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

FOR NOW, I'LL GO BACK TO THE HIDING PLACE AND LET THINGS PLAY OUT FOR THEMSELVES.


PANEL 6

A close look a Bloodlust mouth as she licks her lips as if she see Atelidae as a meal.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND OF COARSE KEEP ATELIDAE SAFE.


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Bloodlust leaps towards Atelidae, while Atelidae does an incredible leap over her predator!


BLOODLUST (savage and hungry)

DINNER!


PANEL 2

The worried Atelidae makes a run for it with the savage and hungry Bloodlust after her!


PANEL 3

With animal-like agility, the savage and hungry Bloodlust makes another attempt to grab Atelidae who with monkey-like agility leaps to a wall and pushes herself to another wall!


PANEL 4

The now getting angrier Bloodlust makes another attempt, while Atelidae makes a back flip in midair to avoid her!


PANEL 5

A close look at Bloodlust.


BLOODLUST (savage, hungry, and frustrated)

WILL YOU HOLD STILL?!!


ATELIDAE (not shown)

ARE YOU INSANE?! YOU'RE TRYING TO EAT ME!


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

At the control room, the computers there are still going out of control and Ryker is still displeased with the situation. The employees there are still trying desperately to fix the problem. Forearm, Flambe, Mist Mistress, and Phantazia are there.


JOHN RYKER (in charge and frustrated)

BLAST IT! HAVEN'T YOU GOTTEN ANYTHING WORKING YET?!


EMPLOYEE (desperate and worried)

WE'RE TRYING, SIR, BUT IT'S LIKE SOMEONE IS FIGHTING US INSIDE THE SYSTEM!


PANEL 2

An exhausted from running and in the process of being visible Vague is coming inside the control room.


VAGUE (out of breath)

THERE.... THERE COMING THIS WAY.


MIST MISTRESS (a little annoyed)

THEY FOLLOWED YOU HERE?


PHANTAZIA (a little disbelief)

HOW EXACTLY COULD THEY HAVE FOLLOWED HER IF SHE WAS INVISIBLE?


JOHN RYKER (frustrated and talking to himself)

IT'S PRODIGY! HE MUST OF KNOWN I WOULD BE IN A ROOM LIKE THIS WHERE I COULD SEE AND HEAR EVERYTHING AND FOUND IT THROUGH THE SYSTEM!


PANEL 3

Flambe is laughing at Vague predicament and Vague looks angry at her.


FLAMBE (cruel and amused)

LET ME GUESS, YOU MADE A RUN FOR IT AFTER THE USEFUL MUTANTS WERE TAKEN DOWN, RIGHT?


FLAMBE (cruel and amused)

PATHETIC! EVEN WHEN WE WERE THE HELL'S BELLES! BUT I GUESS IT WAS A GOOD THING YOU WERE INVISIBLE SO NO ONE WOULD SEE THAT YELLOW LINE ON YOUR BACK!


PANEL 4

A furious and out of control Vague attacks the surprised Flambe and everyone else is shocked by this!


PANEL 5

The furious Vague mercilessly punches Flambe while on top of her as they're on the floor!


VAGUE (furious, loud, and crazy)

FEELING BIG AND MIGHTY NOW, @#$%?! WILL ARE YOU?! ANSWER ME?!


PANEL 6

The angry Flambe has a lighter next to her mouth which to use for her mutant power to breath fire!


FLAMBE (furious)

YOU BETTER GET THE HELL OFF ME OR YOU'LL BE NEEDING TO STAY INVISIBLE TO HIDE THOSE UGLY BURN SCARS!


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

Forearm gets the crazed Vague off Flambe.


FOREARM (in mild disbelief)

CHILL, LADY, OR SHE'LL ACTUALLY DO IT!


JOHN RYKER (angry and impatient)

WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!


JOHN RYKER (angry and impatient)

WE'RE BEING ATTACKED BY AN OPPOSING FORCE WHO WANTS TO SHUT US DOWN AND YOU'RE DOING NOTHING BUT HELPING THEM BY FIGHTING AMONG YOURSELVES!


DOCTOR MAYMAN (not shown)

I WARNED YOU THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN.


PANEL 2

Doctor Mayman is revealed and standing in front of the doorway.


JOHN RYKER (not shown)

THIS ISN'T A GOOD TIME, DOCTOR.


DOCTOR MAYMAN (serious and a little annoyed)

AGREED, A GOOD TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN YOU LISTENING TO ME BEFORE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED.


PANEL 3

John brings Doctor Mayman outside of the control room to the hallways where the ex-mutants won't hear.


DOCTOR MAYMAN (serious and annoyed)

I TOLD YOU IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BEST IF WE GAVE THEM LIMITED DOSES TO TEMPORARY ACTIVATE THEIR POWERS, BUT NO, YOU WANTED THEM TO HAVE THE FULL TREATMENT.


JOHN RYKER (a bit impatient and annoyed)

IT WAS A RISK WE HAD TO MAKE TO BE CONVINCING TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE WERE MAKING PROGRESS WITH THE GAMMA TREATMENT.


DOCTOR MAYMAN (serious and annoyed)

AH, YES, THE SCAM. SOMETHING I FEEL A BIT SICKEN OF BEING PART OF.


JOHN RYKER (a bit impatient and annoyed)

NOW LISTEN HERE, DO....


PANEL 4

Elsewhere, Bloodlust is still trying to get Atelidae who desperately trying to stay away from her!


DOCTOR MAYMAN (not shown and word box)

NO! YOU LISTEN! I TOLD YOU THAT THERE WERE PSYCHOLOGICAL SIDE EFFECTS WHEN USING GAMMA RADIATION AND THAT IS WAS A BAD IDEA USING EX-MUTANTS BECAUSE OF THE BIGOTRY AND PROSECUTIONS THEY WENT THROUGH BY SIMPLY BEING MUTANTS, AND FROM WHAT I HEARD, PHANTAZIA WAS ONCE IN A S.H.I.E.L.D. PADDED CELL WHICH MAKES THIS SITUATION THAT MORE DANGEROUS!


DOCTOR MAYMAN (not shown and word box)

YOU SAW WHAT JUST HAPPENED INSIDE THE CONTROL ROOM AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THE STRESS THEY'RE GOING THROUGH BECAUSE OF THE INTRUDERS!.... AND IT WON'T END WITH THAT!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, the leader of the Hulk Busters and troops are hiding from Tess-1 who walking towards their direction because they lost too much equipment and have no way of taking it down! Tess-1 is dragging one of the mandroids which is dented a lot as if it was being used like a club!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


MANDROID (speaker, hurting, and low tone)

I THINK I'M GETTING CLAUSTROPHOBIC IN HERE.


DOCTOR MAYMAN (not shown and word box)

THAT WOMAN WHO JUST WENT CRAZY HAS ONLY THE POWER TO BECOME INVISIBLE, THE OTHER HAVE POWERS THAT CAN CAUSE A LOT OF DAMAGE AND CAN EASILY KILL A PERSON WITHOUT EVEN TRYING!


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

John Ryker and Doctor Mayman suddenly hear a big crashing noise inside the control room!


GRIFFIN (not shown and loud)

LUCY! I'M HOME!


PANEL 2

Ryker opens the door to see what's going on! Doctor Mayman is outside in the background and has started to make a run for it!


DOCTOR MAYMAN (serious and desperate)

YOU MADE THIS MESS, RYKER, SO “YOU” CLEAN IT UP!


PANEL 3

Inside the control room, Grey, Mister Gideon, and Griffin have entered through a hole in the wall that they made! The gamma ex-mutants there are ready to fight and Flame has her fire pokers lit! The employees there are panicking and making a run for it!


GREY (serious and tough)

WE'VE COME FOR YOU, RYKER!


GRIFFIN (amused)

THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU WET YOURSELF!


GRIFFIN (amused)

GO AHEAD, WE'LL GIVE YOU THE TIME!


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Prodigy with his computer pad is still messing with the building's systems.


SHOCKER (not shown and loud)

HEY! BIG-HEADED NERD!


PANEL 2

A bruised up Shocker and Wildside are shown and they're anything but happy.


SHOCKER (mad)

I'M BETTING YOU'RE WITH THOSE GUYS WHO HANDED US OUR @#$ AND THE REASON THIS PLACE IS GOING CRAZY, AM I RIGHT?


WILDSIDE (mad)

WHO CARES ON WHETHER HE IS OR NOT, LET'S JUST BEAT HIM UP FOR THE SAKE OF RELEASING SOME FRUSTRATION!


PANEL 3

The leader of the Hulk Busters and some troops run past and between the two gamma ex-mutants and Prodigy! The three are surprised by this!


LEADER (desperate)

DON'T MIND US, WE'RE JUST RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES, SO CARRY ON TO WHAT YOU WERE DOING!


PANEL 4

The two gamma ex-mutants and Prodigy now see Tess-1 between them. The three look a little worried.


PANEL 5

A close look at Tess-1's head as it looks at Prodigy's direction.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Through Tess-1's view, Prodigy is being scanned. Prodigy frees ones of his hands from the computer pad to give out the peace sign.


PRODIGY (intellectual and a little worried)

PEACE?


PANEL 2

Through Tess-1's view, Shocker and Wildside are being scanned. They don't seem to understand the situation they're in.


SHOCKER (annoyed and ignorant)

HEY, I BET THIS ROBOT BELONGS TO RYKER AND IT'S HERE BECAUSE OF WHAT GOING ON WITH THIS PLACE.


WILDSIDE (annoyed and ignorant)

IF THAT'S TRUE THEN WHY IS IT JUST STANDING THERE DOING NOTHING?


WILDSIDE (annoyed, ignorant, and direct)

HEY! STUPID MACHINE! START KILLING SOMEONE ALREADY!


PANEL 3

Tess-1 slams the dented mandroid it still has to the wall and causes damage to it while trying to get Shocker and Wildside! The two gamma ex-mutants are shocked by this! A hot rod engine sound is made.


MANDROID (speaker and panicking)

AAAAAAAAAGH! NO! NO MORE!


SHOCKER AND WILDSIDE (shocked and loud)

WHAT THE @#$%?!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 4

In the background, Wildside and Shocker are making a run for their lives while Tess-1 is walking after them with weapons now on it's shoulder which it's firing. The mandroid is left stuck on the wall.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but the characters are further back in the background, while Prodigy is shown up front and has gone back to work.


PRODIGY (intellectual, focused, and low tone)

HM, SMUCKS.


MANDROID (speaker, hurting, and low tone)

I QUIT.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Sage found out that Atelidae escaped through the air vents and is running in the hallway in a desperate attempt to find her before something happens to her!


SAGE (furious and thought balloon)

BLAST THAT CHILD!


PANEL 2

Elsewhere, the desperate Atelidae is running between that savage and hungry Bloodlust's legs to avoid her!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THE REASON I WANTED HER TO STAY PUT WAS BECAUSE THERE ARE DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT WHO WOULDN'T CARE IF SHE WAS A CHILD!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

NOT TO MENTION THAT HAVING HER MOVE ABOUT THE PLACE THROWS A WRENCH INTO MY PLANS AND CALCULATIONS SINCE THE ROBOT WILL GO WHERE EVER SHE IS!


PANEL 3

Elsewhere, Grey, Mister Gideon, and Griffin are fighting the gamma ex-mutants in the control room! Grey has his hands gripping with Forearm's in a test of strength as they try to push each other back, but Forearm is using his free extra two arms to punch Grey in the abs while Grey tries to tough it out! Flame uses her fire pokers to blow green fire at Mister Gideon!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

WHILE THERE'S THOSE OTHER INTRUDERS WHO NO DOUBT WILL HAVE A MAJOR BATTLE WITH THE GAMMA RADIATED EX-MUTANTS WHICH WOULD BE SERIOUSLY DANGEROUS FOR HER TO BE MIX UP WITH!


PANEL 4

Elsewhere, Mess is still trying to meet up with her team without being noticed.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I MUST SAY, IF THIS IS THE KIND OF FRUSTRATION THAT YOU GO THROUGH WITH CHILDREN....!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, the panicking Shocker and Wildside are still running for their lives from Tess-1 who's swinging it's fist! A hot rod engine sound is made.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THEN I'M DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE MY TUBES TIED AFTER THIS MISSION IS OVER!


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Back to the battle in the control room, Grey and Forearm are still hand-locked while Forearm uses his extra arms to punch the tough Grey's abs.


FOREARM (confident, a jerk, and determined)

NOT BAD FOR A MUTANT WANNABE, BUT THE REAL DEAL WILL ALWAYS BE ON TOP!


GREY (tough and determined)

UGH! NOT A MUTANT WANNABE!


PANEL 2

Grey starts to get angry and pushes the surprised Forearm back!


GREY (tough, determined, angry, and direct)

I'M A SOLDIER WHO'S GETTING REALLY ANGRY!


FOREARM (surprised, worried, and thought balloon)

WHAT?! HE'S.... HE'S GETTING STRONGER!


PANEL 3

Grey pushes the now disadvantage Forearm to a wall that causes it great damage!


PANEL 4

Grey puts the dazed Forearm on his shoulders!


PANEL 5

With the dazed Forearm on his shoulders, Grey does a super-leap through the ceiling!


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Ryker is still outside of the control room watching what is happening as he gets bumped by the invisible Vague! Inside the control room, Phantazia is attacking Griffin with her powers which are screwing up the computers even more as a side-effect!


VAGUE (invisible and desperate)

I'M OUT OF HERE!


PANEL 2

Mist Mistress is helping Flambe by creating a smokescreen of knockout mist on Mister Gideon which is ticking Flambe off because she can't see a thing!


FLAMBE (angry)

WHAT THE @#$% DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!


MIST MISTRESS (annoyed)

I'M TRYING TO KNOCK BALDY UNCONSCIOUS WITH MY MIST!


FLAMBE (angry)

YEAH, WELL, I CAN'T SEE A DAMN THING WHEN YOU'RE DOING THAT!


PANEL 3

Mister Gideon quickly comes out of the mist and punches Mist Mistress out while holding his breath! Flambe is surprised by this!


PANEL 4

Flambe is about to blow some more green fire, but ends up doing only a little when Mister Gideon kicks her in the abs!


MISTER GIDEON (serious and sarcasm)

THAT WILL BE ENOUGH OF YOUR BAD BREATH!


PANEL 5

Mister Gideon throws the unconscious Flambe at Phantazia who had Griffin at her mercy!


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Outside the control room, Ryker is about to make a run for it!


PANEL 2

Grey comes crashing down through the ceiling in front of Ryker with Forearm still on his shoulders!


PANEL 3

Grey throws the unconscious Forearm off him as if he was nothing. Ryker looks a little worried but is tough enough to hold it back.


GREY (tough and annoyed)

GOING SOMEWHERE, GENERAL?


JOHN RYKER (angry and tough)

BRIAN, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AND YOUR PEOPLE IN!


GREY (tough and annoyed)

OH, I LIKE TO THINK I HAVE AT LEAST A CLUE WITH THE CRAP WE BEEN GOING THROUGH, WHICH MOST OF IT CAME FROM YOU.


PANEL 4

Grey makes Ryker go inside the control room.


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Atelidae and Bloodlust are now inside some kind of lab! Atelidae is throwing test tube and stuff at the angry Bloodlust!


PANEL 2

Atelidae finally runs out of stuff to throw and she's trap!


BLOODLUST (hungry and amused)

OH' DEAR, IT WOULD SEEM THAT WE'RE AT THE END OF THIS MERRY LITTLE CHASE AND IT'S TIME TO GO FOR THE KILL.


PANEL 3

The scared Atelidae is shown and Bloodlust's shadow is on her.


BLOODLUST (not shown)

SORRY, KID, BUT BIG THINGS USUALLY EAT THE LITTLE ONES!


PANEL 4

Suddenly, Tess-1's arm comes through the wall and grabs the shocked Bloodlust! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BLOODLUST (shocked)

WHAT?!!


TESS-1 (arm only shown and machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 5

A close look at Atelidae with a devilish smile! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


BLOODLUST (not shown and terrified)

NO! NOOOOOOOOO!!!


ATELIDAE (devilish smile)

YEAH, SURE, I CAN GO FOR THAT KIND OF LOGIC!


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

Back at the control room, Prodigy has arrived and see the rest of Gamma Corps., minus Mess, holding John Ryker. The unconscious gamma ex-mutants are on the floor with restraints. Griffin is sitting on the floor.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

IT WOULD APPEAR THINGS WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN AND WE HAVE CONTROL HERE.


GRIFFIN (aching)

BE NICE IF IT WENT SMOOTHLY.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

WHEN IT COMES TO GAMMA RADIATED ORGANISMS, THINGS GOING SMOOTHLY IS RARELY PART OF THE EQUATION.


PANEL 2

Grey has a hold on Ryker to make sure he doesn't go anywhere. Ryker is standing his ground to prevent them on having the pleasure of having him show weakness.


GREY (tough and amused)

THE GENERAL HERE TOLD ME THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TROUBLE WE'RE GETTING OURSELVES IN.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

REALLY, WELL, AFTER I INFORM HIM ON WHAT WE PLAN TO DO, HE'LL PROBABLY WISH HE WAS IN OUR PREDICAMENT.


PANEL 3

Mister Gideon notices something behind Prodigy and aims his gun at the direction it's in!


MISTER GIDEON (direct)

WATCH IT! THERE'S ANOTHER!


PANEL 4

It's turns out to be the new Mess who has her hands up along with the gun she's holding to prevent something bad from happening!


MESS (shocked)

WAIT! “WAIT!” IT'S ME, MESS!


GREY (not shown)

GIRL, WHAT THE @#$% HAPPENED TO YOU?!


MESS (shocked)

THAT FLYING ENERGY GIRL PUT ME IN SOME CHAMBER AND EXPOSED ME TO RADIATION.


PRODIGY (not shown)

APPARENTLY IT WAS GAMMA RADIATION THAT THEY USE IN THEIR EXPERIMENTS AND THERE WAS A REACTION TO THE GRAFTED CLONE PARTS OF THE ABOMINATION WHICH WAS ALREADY MUTATED BY THAT TYPE OF RADIATION AND SPREAD AROUND MESS'S BODY TO CAUSE A BODY-WIDE MUTATION.


PANEL 5

A close look at Prodigy.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

NOW BACK TO WHERE WE LEFT OFF.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

WE'RE GOING TO EXPOSE YOU, GENERAL RYKER, BUT IN A WAY WHERE YOU BECOME TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THE PEOPLE WITH INFLUENCE WHO ARE ALLOWING YOU TO DO THESE KIND OF EXPERIMENTS IN THE OPEN, OR A LEAST THE KIND THAT DOESN'T EXPOSE YOUR DIRTY SECRETS LIKE THE EX-MUTANTS.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOUR MATERIAL AND MAKE IT VIRAL IN THE INTERNET AND NEWS ESTABLISHMENTS, WHILE AVOIDING THE ONES THAT PRACTICE PROPAGANDA SO TO GET AS MUCH OF THE FACTS OUT THERE AS POSSIBLE, WHILE OF COARSE WE'LL REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHICH WILL MAKE IT SEEM QUESTIONABLE, BUT CERTAINLY THEIR CURIOSITY WILL GET THE BETTER OF THEM TO BECOME A SERIOUS PROBLEM TO YOU.


PRODIGY (intellectual)

NOW.... IF YOU PLEASE, GENERAL RYKER.... TELLS US WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR DISASTER-PROOF SAFE, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT FOOLISH ENOUGH TO LEAVE SUCH SENSITIVE AND INCRIMINATING FILES ON A COMPUTER WHERE THERE'S THE RISK OF A PROFESSIONAL HACKER BREAKING IN.


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Everyone in the control room, the conscious ones, are shocked by that crashing noises!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND THIS IS HOW IT ENDED.


PANEL 2

Mist Mistress hand is shown using her mist to melt her restraints in a way where no one will notice.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

WITH PLANS THAT EITHER DIDN'T GO AS SMOOTHLY OR DIDN'T WORK OUT IN THE END.


PANEL 3

Tess-1's right fist is shown. A hot rod engine sound is made.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

ALL THANKS TO A POWERFUL AND CHAOTIC ROBOT WHO WILL LET NOTHING GET IN IT'S WAY.


PANEL 4

Tess-1 and Atelidae, who on it's back, are shown through a hole in the wall that the robot made. Weapons are coming out of Tess-1. A hot rod engine sound is made.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND A CHILD WHO CONTROLS THAT CHAOTIC POWER.


ATELIDAE (angry and serious)

I'LL TEACH YOU GREEN AND GRAY PEOPLE ON THE ERROR OF TRYING TO EAT CHILDREN!


GRIFFIN (not shown)

WAIT, WHAT? WHO'S BEEN EATING CHILDREN?


ATELIDAE (angry, serious, crazy, and direct)

WITH ANY MEANS NECESSARY!


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


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PANEL 1

The now freed gamma ex-mutants are making a run for it! Griffin notices this! Explosions in the control room are happening! A hot rod engine sound is heard!


GRIFFIN (annoyed and determined)

HEY! THE GAMMA HUMANS ARE GETTING AWAY!


GREY (tough, in charge, and serious)

FORGET ABOUT THEM, GRIFFIN, WE NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE BEFORE THIS WHOLE PLACE STARTS FALLING ON TOP OF US!


MISTER GIDEON (serious and surprised)

HEY! WHERE DID RYKER GO?!


PANEL 2

The gamma ex-mutants are making a run for it in the hallways as major explosions happen behind them!


PHANTAZIA (shocked and in disbelief)

WHERE THE @#$% DID THAT MONSTROSITY COME FROM?!!


PANEL 3

The leader of the Hulk Busters is leading the panicking employees to safety as best he can! Explosions are heard from a distance!


LEADER (in charge, loud, and determined)

IF YOU PEOPLE WANT TO DIE, THEN FINE, WALK OUT OF HERE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO LIVE, THEN “RUN LIKE HELL”!


PANEL 4

Missiles are flying inside an empty hallway!


PANEL 5

A fancy lab explodes and gets destroyed in a major way!


PANEL 6

Tess-1's feet and legs are shown as it walks around the destruction that it has caused! A hot rod engine sound is made!


PANEL 7

Tess-1's chest is shown with it's name on it. A hot rod engine sound is made!


PANEL 8

Outside, the Origin Corporation building is shown and explosions are happening in many areas!


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PANEL 1

An hour later, emergency services have already arrived and are helping the people there and putting out what's left of the fire on the “still looks like a building” building of Origin Corporation.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS LUCK THAT NOTHING DISASTROUS HAPPENED OR THAT ATELIDAE WAS WISE ENOUGH TO NOTICE THE HAZARD SIGNS WHEN GUIDING HER ROBOT, BUT THINGS DIDN'T END SO BADLY AFTER THE DILEMMA THAT ORIGIN CORPORATION FACED.


PANEL 2

Gamma Corps. are a mile away from the Origin Corporation and sitting on the ground licking their wounds.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND AS I SAID BEFORE, PLANS DIDN'T GO AS ONE WOULD WISH IT TO.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PLANS OF GAMMA CORPS. WERE, BUT MINE WAS DESTRUCTION, THE KIND THAT WOULD HAVE ACTED BOTH AS A MEANS OF DAMAGING EQUIPMENT AND AS A DECOY WHERE I WOULD HAVE PLANTED A VIRUS INTO THEIR DATABASE THAT WOULD HAVE REACHED THEIR BRANCHES OUTSIDE, THERE BY INCREASING THE CHANCES OF COMPLETE RUINATION.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

SADLY, MY CONCERNS FOR ATELIDAE, WHO DIDN'T STAY PUT, PREVENTED ME FROM DOING SO.


GRIFFIN (aching)

WORSE.... MISSION.... EVER!


GRIFFIN (aching and low tone)

LET'S NOT DO THAT AGAIN, OK?


PANEL 3

All the gamma ex-mutants are shown in an abandoned building that seems to indicate that they're hiding. Bloodlust is in a corner and looks like she's in shock from a terrible experience and Quill is in bandages. The mood in the room seems to indicate they have plans.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AS FOR THE GAMMA HUMANS, OR BETTER YET, THE “GAMMA EX-MUTANTS”, NO REMAINS WERE FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE, OR AT LEAST ANY INFORMATION OF ANY BEING FOUND, BUT IF THEY DID MANAGE TO GET OUT, THEN THERE'S TWO POSSIBILITIES, ONE IS THAT THEY'RE STILL WITH RYKER WHICH IN A WAY WOULD BE LIKE PUTTING A LEASH ON THEM, NOT A PERFECT ONE, BUT ONE BETTER THEN NO LEASH AT ALL LIKE THE OTHER POSSIBILITY WHERE THEY'RE OUT THERE FREE TO DO AS THEY PLEASE, BUT EITHER WAY THE X-MEN WILL SOON HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM.


PANEL 4

Sage's hand is shown carrying her computer pad which is showing Cyclops.


SAGE (hand only shown and word box)

AND SPEAKING OF THE X-MEN, CYCLOPS GAVE ME A CALL TO ASK WHAT I KNEW ABOUT THE ORIGIN CORPORATION INCIDENT AND WHAT I DID WAS THE HONEST THING.... I HONESTLY LIED TO HIM.


SAGE (hand only shown)

NO, CYCLOPS, I WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE PLACE WHEN IT HAPPENED, AND BESIDES, WITH THE EXPERIMENTS THEY WERE DEALING WITH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NO SURPRISE IF SOMEONE THERE “HULKED OUT”.


PANEL 5

Sage is shown with computer pad in hand, but has already stopped using it.


SAGE (word box)

I WILL LATER ON GIVE HIM INFORMATION ON THE GAMMA EX-MUTANTS AND MAKE IT SEEM THAT I GOT IT THROUGH RESEARCH SO KEEP MY IMAGE OF INNOCENCE, BUT WILL KEEP SOME INFORMATION TO MYSELF FOR I FEAR THAT HE WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND AND MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLICATED THEN THEY ARE NOW.


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PANEL 1

Sage is on her bike and Atelidae and Tess-1 are a few feet away. Atelidae is sitting on all fours and looking at Sage with a suspicious look. Tess-1 is sitting on the ground in a plain way and looking at Sage. Sage brings her eyes up in annoyance.


ATELIDAE (suspicious)

YOU REMEMBER THE DEAL, RIGHT?


SAGE (a little annoyed and business-like)

YES, CHILD, I REMEMBER THE DEAL WHERE I GET TO COME WITH YOU AS LONG AS I AGREE TO BE THE DECOY AS YOU RESCUE YOUR FATHER AND NOT TO TRY TO FORCE HIM TO GO TO UTOPIA AFTERWARDS.


ATELIDAE (suspicious)

AND?


SAGE (a little annoyed and business-like)

AND OF COARSE RESPECT THE IMAGINARY LINE BETWEEN US.


SAGE (a little annoyed, business-like and low tone)

I THINK SEBASTIAN SHAW WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU.... AND THAT'S NOT REALLY A COMPLIMENT.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


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PANEL 1

Elsewhere, an empty room with a lot of computers is shown. The lights and the computers are off, but despite that, light from a teleportation field is shown.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but the teleportation light is gone and the lights and computers of the room are now on.


PANEL 3

John Ryker walks forward and behind him is Fatale who is mostly cover in shadows


JOHN RYKER (calm and in charge)

NICELY DONE WITH THE TELEPORTATION RESCUE.


PANEL 4

A close look at the revealed Fatale. She is obviously a gamma ex-mutant based on the coloration side-effect.


FATALE (amused)

WELL, YOU DID PUT ME BACK IN BUSINESS, AS WELL AS PAYING ME WELL ENOUGH.


FATALE (amused)

SO WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS NOW? I MEAN YOU “SERIOUSLY” HAVE PEOPLE WITH A GRUDGE AGAINST YOU.


PANEL 5

A close look at John Ryker.


JOHN RYKER (calm and in charge)

IT'S TRUE THAT GAMMA CORPS. ARE DETERMINED TO SEE WHAT I BUILT FALL TO PIECES AND THAT THEY MUST BE CONSIDERED A SERIOUS THREAT THAT DEMANDS MEASURES TO GO AGAINST THEM WHEN THEY RETURN, AND THEY WILL RETURN, BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO WELL TRAINED TO NOT DO SO.


PANEL 6

In the background, John walks away while Fatale watches him.


JOHN RYKER (calm and in charge)

CALL IN YOUR FRIENDS, THE ONES WHO WANT THEIR POWERS BACK, BECAUSE IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER RECRUITING.


THE END