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Tess-1

“Loud Mouthing Killing Supreme”

Part 2

by

Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

Captain McGreg and troops are looking seriously worried! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


CAPTAIN McGREG (spooked and low tone)

NOT POSSIBLE.


PANEL 2

In running mode, Tess-1 dramatically comes out of the wild flames! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

Tess-1 quickly reaches the soldiers and attacks! The soldiers fire their guns at the robot, while Captain McGreg makes a run for it! Static ionic energy is shown on this hit areas of the robot. A hot rod engine sound is made.


CAPTAIN McGREG (loud and panicking)

FIRE, MEN! STOP HIM! TAKE HIM DOWN!


ONE OF THE SOLDIERS (loud, desperate, and direct)

TOO FAST!


PANEL 2

Motormouth is the main focus and she has a facial expression that says that she's unimpressed.


PANEL 3

Captain McGreg is trying to hide.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 2


MOTORMOUTH (unimpressed)

WELL, AREN'T WE THE FEARLESS LEADER.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 has a hold of the tank that Captain McGreg rode in and is using it as a weapon, like a club, against the soldiers! Atelidae is in the background! A hot rod engine sound is made.


ONE OF THE SOLDIERS! (loud and desperate)

TANK!


ATELIDAE (loud and amused)

YEAH! THAT'S HOW TESSY LIKES IT!


ATELIDAE (loud, amused, and direct)

MERCILESS I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S FANNY IF YOU BEG FOR MERCY REVENGE!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


ZIRA (not shown and word box)

PERSONALLY, I DON'T WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU DECIDED TO UPGRADE A ROBOT THAT WAS CREATED TO BE A DANGEROUS WEAPON TO BEGIN WITH.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Back to the interrogating room of the Forward Strike base, Jake and Zira are still having their discussion.


JAKE (annoyed)

HEY, TIME WAS AGAINST ME AND I DID IT TO PROTECT ATELIDAE SINCE SHE WAS NUMERO UNO WHEN IT CAME TO TARGETS FOR THOSE GUYS.


ZIRA (indifferent)

AND SO YOU GAVE A 12 YEAR OLD SOMETHING THAT'S SIMILAR TO A STOCKPILE OF MISSILES THAT CAN DESTROY A WHOLE CITY.


JAKE (annoyed)

WHAT PART OF TIME WAS AGAINST ME DID YOU NOT GET?


PANEL 2

Back to the battle, Atelidae is pointing to somewhere. A hot rod engine sound is heard, as well as gun fire.


JAKE (not shown and word box)

BESIDES, THE ROBOT ISN'T ONLY PROGRAMMED TO PROTECT HER, BUT TO OBEY HER AS WELL.


ATELIDAE (devilish smirk)

HEY, TESSY! GET THOSE LOSERS NEXT!


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Atelidae is looking to the right. A hot rod engine sound is heard, as well as people screaming!


ATELIDAE (a little awkward)

OH, OK, YOU WANT TO GET THOSE SOLDIERS FIRST?


ATELIDAE (a little awkward)

JUST BE SURE TO GET THOSE OVER THERE AFTERWARDS.


TESS-1 (not shown and machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


ZIRA (not shown and word box)

AND I'M SURE IT HAS, SINCE ATELIDAE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A MIRACLE WORKER.


PANEL 4

Killpower is standing up again, because he managed to take down the exo-skeleton wearing soldiers that were restraining him! He notices someone shouting at him.


MOTORMOUTH (not shown and shouting)

HEY, JULIUS!


PANEL 5

Motormouth is shown and pointing at the armband device that has been neutralizing her power and to hit people.


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed and shouting)

GET OVER HERE AND USE THAT BIO-CULT AFFINITY FOR MECHANICS TO GET THIS @#$% BLOODY THINGAMAJIG ORF ME!


KILLPOWER (not shown)

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FIGHT?


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed, direct, and shouting)

NOW!


KILLPOWER (not shown and low tone)

YES, MAME.


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Captain McGreg is hiding by some left over junk.


CAPTAIN McGREG (depressed and in disbelief)

OH' MY GOD!


PANEL 2

Captain McGreg is watching Tess-1 preform a side body slam on another tank which causes some damage to the tank! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


SOLDIER FROM INSIDE TANK #1 (not shown, panic, and loud)

OH' MY GOD! SOMEONE HELP US!


SOLDIER FROM INSIDE TANK #2 (not shown, panic, and loud)

GET US OUT OF HERE!


CAPTAIN McGREG (depressed and in disbelief)

MY PLANS! MY BEAUTIFUL PLANS OF GETTING MY POSITION BACK!


PANEL 3

Motormouth does a sonic scream at some soldiers who are either blown away or feeling pain within the ears!


MOTORMOUTH (sonic scream and angry)

@#$%!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown and word box)

THEY'RE RUINED!


PANEL 4

The gun crazy Killpower is firing at the running away soldiers!


KILLPOWER (loud, crazy, and excited)

HA! HA! HA! HA! RUN AWAY!


KILLPOWER (loud, crazy, direct, and excited)

RUN AWAY WHILE I HUNT YOU ALL DOWN! AH! HA! HA! HA! HA!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown and word box)

IT'S ALL BEEN FLUSH DOWN THE TOILET!


PANEL 5

Atelidae does superb monkey-like gymnastics as the soldiers try to take her down! She kicks one of the soldiers in the face!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown and word box)

AND STRAIGHT DOWN THE SMELLY SEWERS!


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Sage is watching the fight through her advanced binoculars, while holding in her other hand which seems to be some kind of communicator. Gun firing, screams, and a hot rod engine sound is heard.


SAGE (business-like)

CYCLOPS, I'M LEAVING YOU THIS MESSAGE SINCE I BELIEVE I HAVE FOUND A CLUE ON WHO WAS BEHIND THAT JUNK YARD INCIDENT YOU TOLD ME ABOUT BEFORE I LEFT THE ISLAND TO FOLLOW THE TWO SUBJECTS.


SAGE (business-like)

FROM WHAT I CAN ASSUME, THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW ATTACKING THE GIRL AND ROBOT, AS WELL AS TWO NEWCOMERS, THEY'RE WINNING BY THE WAY, ARE CALLED FORWARD STRIKE ACCORDING TO THE BADGES ON THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEY SEEM VERY INTERESTED WITH THE GIRL.


PANEL 2

Another view of Sage.


SAGE (business-like)

FROM WHAT I COULD PICK UP FROM AUDIO, THE LEADER MENTIONED THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO PREVENT ANOTHER INVASION, LIKE THE ONE FROM THE SKRULLS, AND BELIEVE THE SOLUTION IS TO WIPE OUT THE DEVIANTS AND SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN PLANNING TO KILL THE GIRL.


SAGE (business-like)

THIS SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT THE MUTANT WE ARE SEARCHING FOR WASN'T THE TARGET BUT HIS DAUGHTER AND THE REASON BEHIND THE SAID ATTACK.


PANEL 3


At a distance, Atelidae is still using her monkey-like agility on the soldiers.


SAGE (not shown)

THESE PEOPLE AREN'T MUTANT HUNTERS.... THEY'RE DEVIANT HUNTERS.


PANEL 4

Captain McGreg is still hiding, but looks like he thinking of something.


CAPTAIN McGREG (worried and thought balloon)

THINK, McGREG! THINK!


CAPTAIN McGREG (worried and thought balloon)

YOU'RE IN CHARGE HERE AND AS LEADER IT'S UP TO YOU TO SAVE THE DAY!


PANEL 5

Captain McGreg starts to run away from the fight.


CAPTAIN McGREG (thought balloon and determined)

OF COURSE! THAT BIG THINGAMAJIG WE BROUGHT WITH US IN CASE THINGS WENT WRONG!


CAPTAIN McGREG (thought balloon and determined)

I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THAT SINCE IT'S SO BIG!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Back at the Forward Strike base, Jake and Zira.


JAKE (acting a little immature)

YEAH, WELL, I DON'T CARE, BECAUSE I'M GLAD I SERIOUSLY UPGRADE A KILLER ROBOT AND MADE ALL THOSE SOLDIERS AT MY JUNK YARD RUNNING SCARED AND WETTING THEIR PANTS.


JAKE (acting a little immature)

IT WAS A CROWN ACHIEVEMENT OF MINE.


ZIRA (indifferent)

YOU KNOW, I WAS BEING SARCASTIC WHEN I SAID ATELIDAE WAS A MIRACLE WORKER, BUT OBVIOUSLY I NEED TO START BEING SERIOUS WHEN SAYING THAT, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU.


PANEL 2

The door of the interrogation room starts to open.


THOMAS GRAVETON (not shown)

MIND IF I JOIN IN THIS CONVERSATION?


PANEL 3

Thomas Graveton is standing between the two seated others.


THOMAS GRAVETON (professional-like)

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF.... MY NAME IS....


JAKE (annoyed)

ARE YOU THE IDIOT WHO SENT THOSE SOLDIERS WHO TRASHED MY PLACE?


ZIRA (indifferent)

YES, HE'S THAT IDIOT, THOUGH TRASHING A TRASH HEAP WOULDN'T HAVE MADE MUCH DIFFERENCE IN THE END.


PANEL 4

A close view at Thomas who looks annoyed for being ignored which he tries to hide.


JAKE (not shown)

IT'S NOT A TRASH HEAP IT'S A JUNKYARD!


JAKE (not shown)

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE AND I HAVE NO USE FOR TRASH WHEN IT COMES TO MY WORK WHICH NEEDS MECHANICAL PARTS.


ZIRA (not shown)

TRASH. JUNK. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?


JAKE (not shown)

I JUST TOLD YOU THE DIFFERENCE, WOMAN!


PANEL 5

Thomas interrupts the two's “conversation”.


THOMAS GRAVETON (professional and direct)

YES! WELL. I'M SURE THAT IS AN INTERESTING TOPIC, AND YES I AM THAT “IDIOT” WHO WAS COMMANDING THOSE SOLDIERS, BUT IT'S NOW COME TO MY ATTENTION ON WHAT YOUR INVOLVEMENT HERE IS REALLY ABOUT.


PANEL 6

Thomas is looking directly at the seated Jake. Zira is in the background.


THOMAS GRAVETON (professional-like)

YOU HAVE BEEN USED BY THIS CREATURE.


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Thomas looks at Jake with a little awkward look.


JAKE (mocking and making a funny face)

WELL, “DUH”!


ZIRA (indifferent)

YOU'RE NOT EXACTLY TELLING HIM SOMETHING HE DOESN'T ALREADY KNOW.


PANEL 2

Thomas looks straight in the eyes of Zira who shows no fear.


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious)

HE MAY KNOW THAT, BUT DOES HE KNOWS THIS?


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious)

THE DAMOCLES FOUNDATION....WHERE MEMBERS OF BOTH DEVIANT AND ETERNAL, AS WELL AS SOME HUMAN TRAITORS WHO WERE SCIENTISTS, DECIDED THAT IT WAS UP TO THEM TO CONTROL HUMANITY, THE DOMINANT SPECIES, WHO WENT AS FAR AS MESS AROUND WITH THE GENETICS OF CHILDREN FROM ALMOST RENO, NEW MEXICO WHICH ENDED IN DISASTER WHEN THOSE CHILDREN'S SUPER-POWERS BURNED THEM OUT.... LEAVING THEM ALL DEAD EXCEPT TWO WHO WERE LUCKY.


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious)

THE HEAD OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT WAS A DEVIANT NAMED ODYSSEUS INDIGO.


PANEL 3

Another view of the three.


ZIRA (indifferent)

NEVER HEARD OF HIM OR THIS DAMOCLES FOUNDATION.


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious and untrusting)

DO YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT? THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU OWN KIND IS DOING WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY THEY COMMIT?


ZIRA (indifferent)

YOU SEEM TO COME UP WITH THIS IDEA THAT AS A RACE WE'RE A SMALL GROUP THAT'S TOGETHER.


PANEL 5

Zira is the main focus.


ZIRA (indifferent)

I ASSURE YOU THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU HUMANS GREATLY OUTNUMBER US DEVIANTS, THERE'S AT LEAST ENOUGH US TO MAKE THAT “KNOW WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING” AN IMPOSSIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO AN ABSOLUTE.


ZIRA (indifferent)

THERE'S ALSO THE FACT THAT WE'RE BROKEN UP IN CLANS WHERE SOME HAVE NO CONNECTIONS WHAT'S SO EVER.


ZIRA (indifferent)

PRETTY MUCH LIKE YOU HUMANS.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

Thomas turns around in disgust. Jake and Zira look at him.


THOMAS GRAVETON (disgusted, but tries to act professional)

AND YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THIS?


THOMAS GRAVETON (disgusted, but tries to act professional)

THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY.... INNOCENT?


ZIRA (indifferent)

I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE INNOCENT, JUST THAT I'M NOT INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING THAT OTHER DEVIANTS DO, GOOD OR BAD.


PANEL 2

Thomas is now looking at Jake.


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious and upset)

AND YOU, DO YOU BELIEVE HER?


JAKE (a little discomfort)

THAT SHE'S PROBABLY NOT INNOCENT?.... SURE.


ZIRA (indifferent, but a little annoyed)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.


PANEL 3

Another view of the three.


THOMAS GRAVETON (serious and determined)

AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE IN AGREEMENT, MY FRIEND, BECAUSE I HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE DEVIANT THAT WAS STAYING WITH YOU IS SOME KIND OF SUPER-DEVIANT EXPERIMENT CREATED WITH THE USE OF THE X-GENE TO BE USED AS A WEAPON.


JAKE (confused)

A WHAT-WHAT?


JAKE (confused)

YOU THINK MY D....?


PANEL 4

Under the table, Zira kicks Jake's leg.


PANEL 5

Zara is giving a facial expression that's telling Jake to not say daughter.


JAKE (not shown)

D....


PANEL 6

Jake smiles to try not to look suspicious, while Thomas looks at him as it he's hiding something.


JAKE (a bit nervous and smiling)

DIM-WITTED LITTLE FRIEND WHO'S BEEN STAYING WITH ME IS SOME KIND OF SECRET WEAPON?


ZIRA (thought balloon, indifferent, and a little disappointed)

OH' BRILLIANT.


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

Back to the battle, Tess-1 is walking towards the soldiers where some are running, while other's are standing their ground firing at the robot. Two weapons are on Tess-'s shoulders which it's firing at the soldiers. Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spots of the robot.


THOMAS GRAVETON (not shown and word box)

WORK FOR ME.


JAKE (not shown and word box)

WHAT?


THOMAS GRAVETON (not shown and word box)

PUT YOUR MUTANT GIFT IN SERVICE OF FORWARD STRIKE TO CREATE WEAPONS AGAINST HUMANITY'S GREATEST THREAT.


JAKE (not shown and word box)

WHAT?


ZIRA (not shown and word box)

OH' PLEASE.


PANEL 2

Back at the interrogation room of Forward Strike, Thomas is now looking at Zira.


THOMAS GRAVETON (amused and professional)

ARE YOU WORRIED ON HOW THIS WILL GO IF WE HAD THIS MAN'S POWER ON OUR SIDE?


THOMAS GRAVETON (amused and professional)

ON HOW MUCH YOU WOULD LOSE IF WE HAD AN ARMY OF SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THE UPGRADED TESS-1 ROBOT?


ZIRA (indifferent)

LOSE?


PANEL 3

Back to the battle scene, Captain McGreg is making a run for it and acts like he's out of shape.


ZIRA (not shown and word box)

THANKS TO YOU, MY CLAN HAS NOW VERY LITTLE TO LOSE.


ZIRA (not shown and word box)

SO WHY WOULD THERE BE THE NEED TO WORRY OF LOSING SOMETHING THAT NO LONGER EXIST?


CAPTAIN McGREG (determined and out of breath)

GOT.... GOT TO KEEP.... GOING.... MEN.... RELYING.... ON ME!


CAPTAIN McGREG (determined and out of breath)

CAN'T.... STOP!


PANEL 4

A soldier who seems to be guarding something has a facial expression that says he's seeing something very odd.


PANEL 5

Captain McGreg has “stopped” and has his hands on his knees as he catches his breath.


CAPTAIN McGREG (out of breath)

WAIT.... RIGHT THERE.... SOLDIER.


CAPTAIN McGREG (out of breath)

I'LL.... BE RIGHT.... OVER.... IN A.... MINUTE.


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Soldiers are hiding from Killpower who's hunting them down for fun.


KILLPOWER (crazy and happy with glee)

COME OUT, COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE!


SOLDIER #1 (scared and whisper)

THIS GUY IS CRAZY!


SOLDIER #2 (scared and whisper)

SHUT UP OR HE MAY HEAR YOU!


PANEL 2

Motormouth kicks a soldier hard while he's down. There are other soldiers on the ground.


MOTORMOUTH (angry)

NOT SUCH A @#$% BIG MAN NOW, AREN'T YEH?!


PANEL 3

Captain McGreg is inside something that seems to be a control booth of a mobile suit.


CAPTAIN McGREG (angry and frustrated)

DAMMIT! I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT SOMEONE WITH ME WHO KNEW HOW TO RUN THIS THING!


PANEL 4

Something covered starts to rise which seems to be on a huge transport vehicle. The soldier who was guarding this seems shocked on how big this thing seems to be underneath.


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown and from inside)

LET'S SEE WHAT THIS DOES.


PANEL 5

What seems to be a big robot hand comes out of the covers.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Tess-1 attacks what is left of the soldiers! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 2

Tess-1 notices something behind it.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PANEL 3

Motormouth notices an exploding sound!


PANEL 4

Firepower notices that same exploding sound!


PANEL 5

Atelidae looks up and sees Tess-1 flying out of control in the air because of the impact of the explosion that was heard and has a facial expression that says “What the hell?!”!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

What looks like a “Super-Mandroid”, bigger, badder, and more powerful then the norm, has a smoking cannon among other obvious weaponry on it. It also has the forward Strike logo. Captain McGreg inside is laughing.


CAPTAIN McGREG (loud, direct, speaker, and inside mandroid)

I.... AM.... “INVINCIBLE!!!”


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Captain McGreg inside the super-mandroid attacks the other, especially Motormouth who makes a run for it!


CAPTAIN McGREG (loud, speaker, and from mandroid)

YOU WANT SOME OF THIS?! HUH?!


CAPTAIN McGREG (loud, speaker, and from mandroid)

HOW ABOUT YOU, LADY?! GOT ANY CREATIVE WORDS FOR ME?!


KILLPOWER (shocked and concerned)

HARLEY!


PANEL 2

At a distance, the super-mandroid fighting the three is shown, while the soldier who was guarding it is watching while talking into his cellphone.


FROM CELLPHONE

PLEASE GIVE PASS CODE.


SOLDIER GUARD (concern)

1658-6345-ALPHA-2250-OMEGA.


FROM CELLPHONE

PLEASE WAIT WHILE WE TRANSFER YOUR CALL.


PANEL 3

Back at the Forward Strike base, Mary Sandmon is watching Thomas having a discussion with Jake and Zira. The angry Thomas is pointing at Zira who doesn't react. The volume is down because Mary is using her cellphone.


MARY SANDMON (serious and talking to cellphone)

YES.


MARY SANDMON (serious and talking to cellphone)

MISTER GRAVETON IS BUSY RIGHT NOW, BUT I AM AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE REPORTS FOR HIM.


MARY SANDMON (serious and talking to cellphone)

HE HAS.


MARY SANDMON (serious and talking to cellphone)

WELL, THAT UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE OF HIS PREDICAMENT.


PANEL 4

Back to the soldier guard.


SOLDIER GUARD (shocked and talking to cellphone)

HE'S WHAT?!!.... AND THIS MISSION IS WHAT?!!


PANEL 5

The soldier guard turns his head to look at the battle again which is in the background and has a facial expression of surprise and enlightenment that the captain isn't a captain anymore and that this mission wasn't authorized, as well as worried that he might get in serious trouble because of this.


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Killpower uses the big guns on the super-mandroid and causes some damage!


PANEL 2

Inside the control booth of the super-mandroid, Captain McGreg is having problems as red lights are blinking and alarm sounds are being made!


CAPTAIN McGREG (angry and stressed)

DAMMIT! WHY ISN'T THIS WORKING OUT FOR ME?!


CAPTAI McGREG (angry and stressed)

I HAPPEN TO BE DRIVING A GIANT ROBOT! I SHOULD BE WINNING!


PANEL 3

Motormouth does a sonci scream at the super-mandroid, while Killpower fires at it some more! The super-mandroid receives even more damage!


PANEL 4

Atelidae, who's back is shown, is on the sidelines shaking her fist in the name of cheering. The fight is shown in the background.


ATELIDAE (chilling)

GO, TEAM.


PANEL 5

Another look at Captain McGreg in the control booth as he gets hit again!


CAPTAIN McGREG (angry and stressed)

BLAST IT!


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

In one of the view screens of the control booth, Atelidae is shown and Captain McGreg is looking at it! His super-mandroid is still getting hit!


CAPTAIN McGREG (enraged)

FINE! “FINE!” IF I'M GOING DOWN, THEN I'M TAKING THAT LITTLE FREAK OF NATURE WITH ME!


PANEL 2

A small cannon that had come out of the super-mandroid is the focus!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown, loud, speaker, and enraged)

YOU HEAR ME, MONSTER?!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown, loud, speaker, and enraged)

THIS IS IT FOR YOU AND ALL YOUR ABOMINATION KIND!


PANEL 3

Inside the control booth, Captain McGreg is shown.


CAPTAIN McGREG (enraged, crazy, loud, and happy)

RIGHT STRAIGHT TOWARDS EXTINCTION!!!


PANEL 4

As if seeing through the eyes of the projectile, the said projectile is quickly heading towards the shocked Atelidae!


PANEL 5

Sage is watching this with her advanced binoculars and is seriously in distressed that there's nothing she can do!


SAGE (loud, direct, and shocked)

NO!!!


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

Inside the control booth, Captain McGreg seems very displeased with the end results.


CAPTAIN McGREG (annoyed and low tone)

DAMMIT.


PANEL 2

The right leg of the super-mandroid has been blown away and is starting to fall to it's right!


CAPTAIN McGREG (not shown and from super-mandroid)

BIG.... AND FAST.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but the super-mandroid completely falls to the ground!


PANEL 4

Motormouth and Killpower are shocked to what just happened.


MOTORMOUTH (shocked)

WELL.... @#$%.


PANEL 5

Sage puts down her advanced binoculars a bit as she signs for relief.


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

Tess-1 is crouched down with it's left forearm in front of Atelidae to shield her from the projectile, which the static ionic energy defense was enough to handle, while the other arm has a weapon coming out of it where it was used and is pointing at the direction where the super-mandroid would be. There's a dust trail behind the robot. A minor “RA-NA-NA-NA-NA” sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Soldiers try to get Captain McGreg out, but are having difficulties because of him being overweight!


CAPTAIN McGREG (panicking)

GET ME OUT! GET ME OUT!! GET ME OUT!!!


PANEL 2

Tess-1 lands on the grounded super-mandroid which causes great damage! The soldiers manage to get Captain McGreg to “pop out” of the super-mandroid before that happened who lands on the soldiers and makes them fall to the ground! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 3

Captain McGreg and the soldiers make a run for it! In the background, Tess-1 is mercilessly trashing the super-mandroid! A hot rod engine sound is made.


CAPTAIN McGREG (panicking)

RETREAT!


ONE OF THE SOLDIERS (worried and thought balloon)

WE WERE SO UNPREPARED FOR THIS. MAN!


PANEL 4

Atelidae and Motormouth are looking at each other with an angry glare. Killpower seems a little worried. Crashing sounds and a hot rod engine sound are heard.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

COMPUTER, RECORD.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THE BATTLE WITH THE FORWARD STRIKE SOLDIERS HAS BEEN WON, BUT THE QUESTION RIGHT NOW IS WHETHER THE BATTLE THAT HAPPENED BEFORE IT IS OVER AS WELL.


PANEL 5

Motormouth is shown.


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed)

SO WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE, YEH @#$% BRAT?


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed)

ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS FIGHT OR WHAT?


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

Atelidae is shown upfront, while in the background is Tess-1 who's still trashing the super-mandroid! Atelidae is pointing at the direction where Motormouth would be. A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

LISTEN, LADY, YOU DON'T LIKE ME AND I “SPECIALLY” DON'T LIKE YOU, SO....


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Atelidae truns her head around to look at Tess-1 who's still trashing the super-mandroid. A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (annoyed, confused, and low tone)

WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING?


PANEL 3

Same as panel 1 where she's looking at Motormouth's direction again. Tess-1 is now stomping the super-mandroid with it's foot. A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

SO INSTEAD OF WASTING ENERGY ON “APOLOGIZING” TO EACH OTHER AND MAKING PEACE, LET'S JUST WALK AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND TRY NOT TO MEET EACH OTHER TIL THE END OF TIME, OK?


PANEL 4

Motormouth starts to walk away, while Killpower seems a little confused.


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed, but a little satisfied)

SOUND LIKE A @#$% BRILL PLAN TO ME!


MOTORMOUTH (annoyed, but a little satisfied)

LET'S GO, JULIUS!


FIREPOWER (confused and low tone)

WAIT, ARE WE GOING TO STOP FIGHTING?


ATELIDAE (annoyed and thought balloon)

AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT MOUTH OF YOUR'S.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Motormouth is off panel, while Killpower starts to run towards her direction.


MOTORMOUTH (not shown and loud)

NOW!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

OBVIOUSLY, BOTH BATTLES ARE NOW OVER.


PAGE 20


PANEL 1

Captain McGreg and his soldiers are now at a distance from Tess-1 and the others and have stopped running. The soldiers are surrounding him and he has no idea that they know that he was fired.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

SINCE THE FORWARD STRIKE SOLDIERS WERE ON FOOT AND I HAD TRANSPORT, I DECIDED TO TRACK THEM DOWN IN HOPES TO DISCOVER EVEN MORE INFORMATION TO ADD TO WHAT I REQUIRED DURING THE BATTLE TO GET AN EVEN MORE COMPLETE PICTURE.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION, I WOULD SAY THAT THE SOLDIERS OF THIS CAPTAIN McGREG'S WERE VERY UNHAPPY WITH HIM.


CAPTAIN McGREG (confident)

HEADS UP HIGH, MEN, BECAUSE THIS FAILURE WILL BECOME A SUCCESS SINCE WE NOW HAVE NEW DATA ON THE ENEMY WHICH WE WILL USE ON OUR NEXT ATTACK!


SOLDIER GUARD (annoyed)

WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR DISMISSAL, “SIR”.


PANEL 2

The angry soldiers get closer to the worried Captain McGreg which looks like they planning to beat him up.


CAPTAIN McGREG (scared and low tone)

OH.... DEAR.... GOD.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THIS POSSIBLE RESOURCE OF INTELLIGENCE HAS OBVIOUSLY REACHED IT'S LIMIT.


PANEL 3

Back to the Forward Strike base, Thomas returns from the interrogation room and Mary notices him.


MARY SANDMON (serious)

HOW DID YOUR CONSERVATION WITH THE TWO PRISONERS GO, SIR?


MARY SANDMON (serious)

DID YOU GET ANYTHING USEFUL.... AND THE MUTANT'S COOPERATION?


SAGE (not shown and word box)

BUT INFORMATION GAINED IS STILL A GAIN, SINCE WE NOW KNOW WHO POSSIBLY HAS THE MUTANT THE X-MEN ARE SEARCHING FOR.


PANEL 4

A close look a Thomas.


THOMAS GRAVETON (disappointed, but calm)

NO TO BOTH.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THE PROBLEM NOW IS FINDING THE LOCATION ON WHERE THEY'RE RETAINING THE MUTANT.


PANEL 5

Jake is shown in his cell.


PANEL 6

Zira is shown in her cell.


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PANEL 1

Atelidae is shown just sitting there like a monkey. A hot rod engine sound and crashing noises are heard.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I DON'T BELIEVE CAPTAIN McGREG AND THE SOLDIERS WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS KIND OF INFORMATION, SINCE THIS SEEMS TO BE THE WORKINGS OF A SHADOW ORGANIZATION WITH NO LEGAL AUTHORITY, JUDGING FROM THE WAY THEY DO THINGS, WHICH IS THE REASON I THINK THEY HAVE NO USEFULNESS BECAUSE OF THEIR RANKS AND WHAT ACCESS THEY WOULD GIVE THEM.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Atelidae starts to walk towards the noises.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

SO I WILL CONTINUE WHAT I WAS ASSIGN TO DO, SINCE THE CHILD IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZATION'S TARGETS WHICH I CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, AND THERE IS THE GIRL'S SAFETY.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Atelidae's front part has already left the panel as she continues to walk towards the noises.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH THE ROBOT HAS PROVEN QUITE EFFECTIVE, CERTAIN LIMITATIONS WILL SOON BE REACHED AS TIME GOES ON AND THE ENEMY DECIDES TO BECOME EVEN MORE SERIOUS DEPENDING ON HOW THREATENING THEIR OPPONENT PROVES TO BE.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Atelidae is no longer shown. The noises are still heard.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THIS IS A PROVEN FACT.... AND NOT JUST WITH THE X-MEN, BUT THE AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, AND OTHERS WHEN IT COMES TO COMPARING EARLY BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

IN TIME.... THINGS BECOME MORE SERIOUS.... SITUATIONS BECOME MORE DANGEROUS.


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PANEL 1


Atelidae is in the background and is watching Tess-1 rip apart the super-mandroid. A hot rod engine sound is made.


ATELIDAE (sarcasm and a little depressed)

YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING THAT ALL NIGHT, AREN'T YOU?


THE END