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Tess-1

Higher Force

Part 2

By Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

Inside the old 80's computer factory building, Tess-1 starts fighting both Higher Force and the Forward Strike super-soldiers in a major mess of a fight! Some of the old factory machinery get trashed from the firing! A hot rod engine sound is made, as well as gun fire.


PANEL 2

Musclebound and The Wall meet while the fight continues. A hot rod engine sound, as well as gun firing is heard.


MUSCLEBOUND (determined and curious)

HEY! ARE YOU GUYS BACKUP FROM FORWARD STRIKE?


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2 but The Wall punches Musclebound in the face hard!


THE WALL (tough, angry, and direct)

NO!


PANEL 4

Sage has the annoyed Atelidae on her shoulder as she makes a run for it! The fight is shown in the background! A hot rod engine sound is made, as well as gun fire.


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

HEY! I'M MORE THEN CAPABLE OF RUNNING FROM DANGER BY MYSELF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


PANEL 5

Musclebound gives The Wall an effective back hit as he notices who's running away!


MUSCLEBOUND (enraged)

IT'S THAT TRAITOR'S MONSTER KID!


PANEL 6

A tentacle grabs Mucslbound who was planning to go after Sage and Atelidae by the neck to pull him back! The Wall is just recovering from his his senses knocked out! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


TESS-1 (not shown and machine voice)

PROTECT.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

Agent Jacks is shown firing her two guns, while Doctor Moon is in the background and making a run for it!


AGENT JACKS (professional and determined)

DOCTOR MOON.... YOU MIGHT WANT TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM.... OH' YOU'RE ALREADY DOING THAT! NEVERMIND!


PANEL 2

Agent Jacks notices that the super-soldiers' driver is making a run for it!


AGENT JACKS (professional)

I'M A BIT OUT OF MY LEAGUE HERE, BUT I THINK I CAN TAKE HIM!


PANEL 3

Upfront, Bedlam is using her power to intensify mental states to make the super-fast Fast Forward dizzy! Agent Jacks is in the background with plans to go after the driver!


AGENT JACKS (professional and shouting)

BEDLAM! I'M GOING AFTER THE DRIVER! YOU AND THE REST TAKE CARE OF THEM AND THE BIG ROBOT!


BEDLAM (determined and sarcasm)

OH' THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!


FAST FORWARD (worried and dizzy)

WALLS! WHERE AEVER I GO THERE'S WALLS!


PANEL 4

Agent Jacks is running towards the direction that the driver went! More old 80's machinery shown! Sounds of a hot rod engine sound and destruction is heard from a somewhat distance.


AGENT JACKS (determined and thought balloon)

THIS MISSION IS SERIOUSLY @#$% UP!


PANEL 5

Agent Jacks is caught by surprised by the driver who hits her with some metal thing he found!


DRIVER (firm and indifferent)

EXCUSE ME.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

The driver now has one of Agent Jacks guns and starts firing it at her which hit, especially in the vital areas!


DRIVER (firm and indifferent)

BUT I NEED TO BORROW YOUR GUN.


PANEL 2

The driver is continuing to fire the gun downwards and at the direction where Agent Jacks would be!


DRIVER (firm and indifferent)

SORRY ABOUT THE OVERKILL, BUT SEEING THAT YOUR TEAM ARE SUPERHUMANS AND THE FACT THAT YOUR EYES ARE GLOWING GREEN, I'M NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.


PANEL 3

Upfront is the driver walking away and throwing away the now empty gun. In the background is the seemly dead Agent Jacks lying on the floor.


PANEL 4

A close look at the somewhat surprised driver as he turns his head when he hears a moan.


PANEL 5

Upfront and the left is a part of the driver's head as he looks to the direction where he sees Agent Jacks trying her best to get up and is healing at an incredible rate!


AGENT JACKS (groggy and angry)

I AM SO GOING TO BEAT THE LIVING @#$% OUT OF YOU FOR THAT!


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Elsewhere in the factory, Atelidae and Sage are sitting behind some machinery to hide.


SAGE (business-like and a little depressed)

WELL, THAT DIDN'T GO AS SPLENDIDLY AS I WOULD HAVE WANTED.


ATELIDAE (chilling)

SHOULD HAVE JUST GOTTEN THE NERD, INSTEAD OF THE WHOLE TEAM.


SAGE (business-like and a little depressed)

EXCUSE ME?


ATELIDAE (chilling)

MISTER ALL BRAINS AND OBVIOUSLY NO BRAWNS. THE ONE YOU USED TO TRACK THESE PEOPLE DOWN THROUGH THAT DEVICE.


ATELIDAE (chilling)

THEY MAY ALL BE IDIOTS, BUT HIS POWER MAY INDICATE THAT HE'S THE SMARTEST IDIOT AMONG THEM.


PANEL 2

A close view of Sage.


SAGE (business-like and becoming inspired)

I SUPPOSE THAT MAKES SENSE.


ATELIDAE (not shown)

OF COURSE IT MAKES SENSE, BECAUSE WE'RE DOING THIS TO GAIN INFORMATION, NOT TO START A FIGHT WHICH IS A HASSLE THAT WE DON'T NEED.


PANEL 3

Elsewhere, Brainstorm is hiding while sounds a battle and a hot rod engine are heard!


ATELIDAE (not shown and word box)

SO WHILE EVERYONE IS FIGHTING, ESPECIALLY WITH TESSY, WE'LL SNEAK AROUND AND FIND THE NERD SO THAT YOU CAN USE THAT MIND MELD THINGY TO SUCK THE INFO RIGHT OUT OF HIS HEAD.


PANEL 4

Brainstorm is making a run for it while covering his head! In the background is Tess-1 and some of the Super-Soldiers and Higher Force who are fighting each other! Tess-1 is firing his weapons! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BRAINSTORM (panicking)

I WAS MADE TO THINK, NOT GET INTO FIGHTS FOR LUNATICS!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, Agent Jacks, with bullet holes in her clothes, is dragging the beaten up and unconscious driver. Battle noises are heard. Some battle noises are heard nearby.


AGENT JACKS (grumpy and low tone)

I ASSURE YOU, COMMANDER ROGERS, THAT WE WERE ONLY PREPARED TO DEAL WITH ENHANCED HUMANS, NOT SOME CRAZY HOT ROD ROBOT THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Back to the fight, the 20 foot Tess-1 goes through some machinery to get through! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 2

Matter Mind uses his telekinesis to throw a large chunk of machinery at Tess-1! Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spot! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 3

Matter Mind uses his telekinesis to lift himself to a catwalk above! Tess-1 almost grabbed him! A hot rod engine sound is made.


MATTER MIND (confident)

LET'S SEE YOU GET ME FROM UP HERE!


PANEL 4

Tess-1 does a leap towards the surprised Matter Mind! A “VROOM-RA-NA-NA-NA-NA!” sound is made.


MATTER MIND (surprised)

TODAY'S THE DAY THAT IT REALLY SUCKS TO BE ME RIGHT NOW!


PANEL 5

Upfront, Atelidae and Sage are sneaking pass the fight to find Brainstorm, while in the background is Matter Mind pushing Tess-1 away with his telekinesis!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Tempest is fighting Electro Static, or more likely dodging her electrical whips as she tries to tag him without mercy!


ELECTRO STATIC (amused and excited)

DANCE! DANCE FOR ME, LITTLE MAN!


PANEL 2

Tempest uses an opening to use his power to intensify already atmospheric conditions to gather the moisture in the air to make a great amount of water waving around his hand!


TEMPEST (volatile)

WHO ARE YOU CALLING LITTLE, WOMAN!


PANEL 3

Tempest uses his power to focus the gathered to go straight to Electro Static who makes a run for it out of fear that the water will short circuit her!


ELECTRO STATIC (scared and thought balloon)

CAN'T LET THAT WATER HIT ME WHILE I'M JUICING!


TEMPEST (volatile and direct)

NOW GET DOWN AND BOOGIE!


PANEL 4

Atelidae and Sage are still sneaking around to find Brainstorm. In the background, Electro Static is still trying to avoid the water that Tempest is throwing at her!


ATELIDAE (being sneaky)

HE'S NOT HERE EITHER.


PANEL 5

Atelidae spots Brainstorm who is also sneaking around, but for him it's to get away.


ATELIDAE (pleased and being sneaky)

THERE HE IS!


SAGE (not shown)

THEN LET US RETRIEVE HIM SO WE CAN LEAVE BEFORE THIS BUILDING CRUMBLES AND FALLS ONTO OUR HEADS.


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Atelidae and Sage now looks displeased because of what they see.


MUSCLEBOUND (not shown and shouting)

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING, BRAINSTORM?!


PANEL 2

It is revealed to be Musclebound who seems to have lost The Wall and has found the nervous Brainstorm.


BRAINSTORM (nervous)

LISTEN, MUSCLEBOUND, MY POWERS AREN'T VERY GOOD WHEN IT COME TO PHYSICAL VIOLENCE.


MUSCLEBOUND (angry)

SHUT UP, LOSER! I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT PATHETIC EXCUSE YOU HAVE FOR AVOIDING TO GET BRUISED!


BRAINSTORM (nervous)

BRUISED? I ASSURE YOU THAT THE POWER THAT OUR OPPONENTS HAVE CAN MOST LIKELY DO A LOT MORE THEN....


PANEL 3

Like a bully, Musclebound flicks Brainstorm's forehead with his finger, but holds back so not to cause serious harm.


BRAINSTORM (hurt)

OW!


MUSCLEBOUND (being a jerk and bully)

PEOPLE LIKE YOU SICKEN ME, YOU KNOW THAT? ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE USELESS POWERS.


BRAINSTORM (hurt)

MY POWER ISN'T USELESS! IN FACT MY INTELLECT....!


MUSCLEBOUND (being a jerk and bully)

USELESS.... POWERS!


PANEL 4

Atelidae and Sage are watching and seem to disapprove with the bullying.


MUSCLEBOUND (not shown)

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIME I REQUESTED THAT YOU BE REMOVE FROM THE TEAM BECAUSE OF YOUR “USELESS” POWER? A DOZEN TIMES BECAUSE IT TAKES REAL POWER TO DO THIS KIND OF THING, THE KIND THAT'S PHYSICAL AND CAN CAUSE DESTRUCTION WHICH IS WHAT IS NEEDED WHEN IT COMES TO THE ENEMY.


PANEL 5

The bullying Musclebound flicks at Brainstorm's forehead again.


BRAINSTORM (hurt)

OW!


MUSCLEBOUND (being a jerk and bully)

SO WHY DON'T YOU FOLLOW FAST FORWARD'S EXAMPLE AND RUN AWAY, BECAUSE I DOUBT ANYONE WILL COME AFTER YOU SINCE SUPER-SPEED IS MUCH MORE VALUABLE THEN YOUR SO CALLED SUPER-INTELLIGENCE.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

The hiding Atelidae and Sage are looking at each other.


ATELIDAE (serious)

HERE'S AN IDEA, I'LL DISTRACT THE JERK WITH MUSCLES WHILE YOU DO YOUR THING.


SAGE (business-like and concern)

OUT OF THE QUESTION.


ATELIDAE (serious)

LISTEN, THE LONGER THE BATTLE GOES, THE MORE WE'RE PUSHING OUR LUCK HERE.


PANEL 2

Another view of the two, Musclebound and Brainstorm are partly shown in the background.


SAGE (business-like and concern)

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE PLANNING TO DEAL WITH.


ATELIDAE (serious)

I'M PLANNING TO DEAL WITH AN IDIOT WITH SUPER-STRENGTH WHO CAN RIP ME LIKE TISSUE PAPER WHICH IS WHY I'M “PLANNING” TO DISTRACT HIM, NOT TRY TO BEAT HIM IN BATTLE.


ATELIDAE (serious)

I'M NOT ONE OF YOUR X-MEN STUDENTS WHO THINK THEY'RE BETTER THEN EVERYONE BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN WITH EXTRA ABILITIES, INSTEAD OF GETTING THEM FROM RADIATION OR WHATEVER, AS IF ROYALTY, AND BESIDES, MY PEOPLE INVENTED THE CONCEPT OF DUCKING FOR COVER WHEN SOMEONE IS SHOOTING AT YOU WHICH IS WHY YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT THEM IN GOSSIP.


PANEL 3

Atelidae's feet are shown as she leaps, while Sage tries to stop her!


SAGE (business-like and concern)

I STILL THINK....


ATELIDAE (feet only shown)

YOU THINK! I GO!


SAGE (shocked)

WAIT!


PANEL 4

Musclebound is still bullying Brainstorm until the agile Atelidae bounces off from the brute's head with her powerful hind legs which has great effect!


MUSCLEBOUND (being a jerk and bully, as well as surprised)

AND ANOTHER THING, I NEV.... “HEY!”


PANEL 5

Musclebound looks up and see Atelidae hanging upside down while holding herself up by grabbing something! Her hair is hanging down as she gives a mocking smile with a tongue sticking out!


MUSCLEBOUND (angry)

IT'S YOU!


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

The amused Atelidae makes a run for it with her monkey-like agility and amazing leaping ability, while the angry Musclebound throws Brainstorm away as he goes after her!


MUSCLEBOUND (angry)

FILTHY MONSTER!


PANEL 2

In the background, Musclebound is going after Atelidae, while upfront, Brainstorm seems to be planning to make a run for it again.


SAGE (not shown)

I ASK YOU TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE.


PANEL 3

Sage is revealed as she walks towards Brainstorm's direction.


SAGE (business-like and serious)

ESPECIALLY SINCE WE'RE SERIOUSLY PRESSING FOR TIME WHICH WAS ALREADY IN SHORT SUPPLY.


PANEL 4

Musclebound is chasing after the agile Atelidae and is super-smashing through anything in his way as if nothing matter but getting the hated girl!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND THE FACT THAT I'M SURE WE BOTH KNOW HOW PSYCHOTIC YOUR “FRIEND” IS AND THAT A GIRL IS PUTTING HERSELF IN DANGER TO DISTRACT HIM.


MUSCLEBOUND (enraged and hateful)

KILL YOU!


PANEL 5

Sage pushes the nervous Brainstorm where he lands on his butt and in a way that shows that she's the one in control and that she's serious!


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Tess-1 is throwing a big piece of 80's machinery at the desperate and worried Matter Mind who uses his telekinesis to slide on the floor with his feet and zig-zags! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 2

Tempest almost gets tagged by one of Electro Static's electrical whips as he continues to focus the water at her!


ELECTRO STATIC (angry and determined)

I REFUSE TO BE BEATEN BY SOMEONE LIKE YOU!


TEMPEST (volatile)

AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Electro Static realizes that the Tempest she attacks is an illusion!


ELECTRO STATIC (surprised)

WHAT?!


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Electro Static gets splashed with water that short circuits her in a major way! Her eyes are crossed!


ELECTRO STATIC (seriously shocked and loud)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


PANEL 5

A part of Electro Static is shown and smoking a bit, while Tempest and Bedlam are shown in the background, as well as Fast Forward who on the floor with her butt sticking up and seems to have thrown up because of how long she's been exposed to Bedlam's power.


TEMPEST (moody)

I DIDN'T NEED YOUR HELP.


BEDLAM (serious)

NOR DO WE NEED TO PROLONG THIS MORE THEN NECESSARY.


BEDLAM (serious)

WE'RE ON A MISSION TO CAPTURE THESE PEOPLE FOR TERRORISM, NOT TO HAVE A MACHO CONTEST WITH THEM.


FAST FORWARD (sick and low tone)

I THINK I'M GOING TO THROW UP AGAIN.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Matter Mind quickly slides pass Template and Bedlam who are surprised by this!


MATTER MIND (panicking)

GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!


PANEL 2

The shadow of Tess-1 is shown and on Tempest and Bedlam, as well as Fast Forward who gets up a bit, but is still on her hands and feet! All three look really worried! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


BEDLAM (worried and low tone)

OH' POOP.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Fast Forward crawls away at super-speed! A hot rod engine sound is heard.


PANEL 4

Tempest desperately pushes Bedlam and himself out of the way as Tess-1 stomps the floor so hard that it breaks in a major way! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 goes through a wall as it finds the sliding Matter Mind again! A hot rod engine sound is made.


MATTER MIND (panicking)

AGH! WHY ARE YOU ONLY CHASING AFTER ME?!


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

Past scene, a group of deviant prisoners, at their own place of home, are tied up and sitting. Some of them are children.


PANEL 2

A group of armed Forward Strike soldiers are shown, as well as a pleased Brainstorm.


SOLDIER #1 (impressed)

NICE GOING WITH FINDING THESE DEVIANTS' HIDING PLACE, KID.


SOLDIER #2 (impressed)

I HAVE TO AGREE, THAT WAS FINE DETECTIVE WORK.


BRAINSTORM (pleased)

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SIRS, BUT ALL I HAD TO DO IS USE THE RUMORS OF SIGHTINGS OF STRANGE CREATURES AND A SIMPLE MAP TO MAKE AN EDUCATED GUESS ON WHERE CREATURES LIKE THESE WOULD USE FOR SHELTER IN THIS KIND OF AREA.


PANEL 3

The two soldiers start to arm their guns, while one of them looks at the ignorant Brainstorm.


BRAINSTORM (pleased)

I GUESS WE BETTER TAKE THE PRISONERS TO BASE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


SOLDIER #1 (amused)

PRISONERS? YOU TALK AS IF THESE THINGS ARE PEOPLE.


PANEL 4

A close look at the shock Brainstorm's head! Gun firing is heard!


BRAINSTORM (shocked and in disbelief)

BUT....BUT SOME OF THEM WERE....CHILDREN.


PANEL 5

Back to the present, Brainstorm is still sitting on the floor while Sage kneel down to put her hands on his head to connect with his mind to extract some information.


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Sage is now done and is standing up while Brainstorm become alert. She looks down at him.


SAGE (business-like, serious and curious)

I'M CURIOUS ABOUT SOMETHING, MISTER JACOB.


BRAINSTORM (confused)

HOW.... HOW DID YOU KNOW MY REAL NAME?


SAGE (business-like, serious, and curious)

I'M SURE WITH AN INTELLECT LIKE YOURS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT IN NO TIME.


SAGE (business-like, serious, and curious)

AND SPEAKING OF YOUR INTELLECT, I JUST CAN'T FIGURE WHY YOU WOULD SUPPORT A GROUP LIKE FORWARD STRIKE.


PANEL 2

Elsewhere, the nervous Atelidae is using her monkey-like agility to dodge some heavy machinery that the angry Musclebound is throwing at her!


BRAINSTORM (not shown and word box)

WE'RE SAVING THE WORLD.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

GENOCIDE ISN'T A METHOD OF SAVING ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE INNOCENT GETS HURT OR WORSE.


PANEL 3

A close look at the left side of Sage's head.


SAGE (business-like and serious)

AND NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO DENY IT, YOUR ADVANCED INTELLECT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO HAUNT YOU BECAUSE IT KNOWS WHAT I SAY IS TRUE.


PANEL 4

Back to Atelidae, the nervous Atelidae is showing great balance has she runs on a pipe with ease. The angry Musclebound is after her from below!


MUSCLEBOUND (enraged)

GET DOWN HERE!


BRAINSTORM (not shown and word box)

THAT'S NOT TRUE, I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING IS RIGHT!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

THEN WHY WAS THAT MEMORY I ACCIDENTALLY CAUGHT SO STRONG? WHY WAS IT GIVING YOU SUCH GREAT SUFFERING THAT YOU COULDN'T FORGIVE YOURSELF?


PANEL 5

A close look at the right side of nervous Brainstorm's head as he looks slightly up.


SAGE (not shown)

PERHAPS IT WAS BECAUSE THOSE RESTRAINED DEVIANTS THAT THOSE SOLDIERS KILLED, DESPITE NOT BEING HUMAN, HAD NO REASON TO DIE.


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Back to Atelidae, the nervous Atelidae ducks with monkey-like agility to avoid a heavy piece of machinery that Musclebound throws at her!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

I KNOW IT AS A FACT THAT SUPER-HEROES DO LOOK GLORIOUS, THAT THEY SEEM TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. SOMETHING I ONCE EXPERIENCED WHEN I WAS WITH THE X-MEN.


PANEL 2

Another view of Atelidae and Musclebound as Atelidae uses one of her powerful hind legs to kick a box at Musclebound's face hard!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

BUT THAT'S JUST AN IMAGE.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

SUPER-HEROES, EVEN WHEN IT'S SAVING THE WORLD, CAN ONLY MAKE SURE THAT THE WORLD IS STILL AROUND IN THE FUTURE, BUT THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING AS MAKING IT BETTER.


PANEL 3

A close look as Brainstorm's head with a look as if he's starting to become aware of where his power would be best used for.


SAGE (not shown)

WHILE PEOPLE LIKE YOU, WHETHER IT'S SUPERHERO OR SUPER-VILLAIN, WASTE THEIR INTELLECT WITH FANCY COSTUMES AND WANTING TO EITHER ACT LIKE THE COMIC BOOK HERO OR THE VILLAIN WHO WANTS TO CONQUER THE WORLD FOR EGO'S SAKE, WHEN THEY COULD FOCUS THAT GREAT TALENT TO CREATE CURES, SOLVE PROBLEMS, AND HELP THE PEOPLE REACH A NEW LEVEL OF SOCIETY WHICH IS BETTER THEN WHAT WE HAVE NOW.


PANEL 4

Back to Atelidae, Atelidae hopes around with monkey-like agility until she gets get at the back of the head by some piece of junk that was thrown!


MUSCLEBOUND (not shown)

GOTCHA!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND YOU COULD'VE BEEN ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, AND PERHAPS STILL CAN, SINCE IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS THAT YOU WEREN'T MEANT FOR THIS KIND OF THING, MISTER JACOB.


PANEL 5

Atelidae is lying on the floor with her back shown and is unconscious. Musclebound's shadow in on her. Laughter from Musclebound is heard.


SAGE (not shown and word box)

NOW IT YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, THERE'S A DEVIANT GIRL OUT THERE WHO ALSO HAS NO REASON TO DIE.


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Musclebound cracks his knuckles as if he plans to do some serious physical work that involves punching. He looks down towards the direction where Atelidae would be.


MUSCLEBOUND (amused and cruel)

YOU KNOW, WE HAD ORDER WHERE IF WE FOUND YOU, WE HAD TO TAKE YOU BACK ALIVE TO BE USED TO GET YOUR FATHER TO WORK WITH US, BUT I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING....


PANEL 2

Musclebound's arm is shown holding up one of the unconscious Atelidae's legs.


MUSCLEBOUND (arm only shown)

CRIPPLING YOU WOULD MAKE YOU EASIER TO HANDLE, AND YOU WOULD STILL BE A LIVE, AND A GOOD MESSAGE TO THAT TRAITOR THAT WE CAN DO WORSE IF HE CONTINUES TO REFUSE.


PANEL 3

Musclebound is shown bring back his fist of his other arm to do the deed.


MUSCLEBOUND (amused and cruel)

SORRY, KID, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING A HERO HAS TO DO SOMETIMES WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING THE WORLD!


PANEL 4

The Wall's hand is shown catching Musclebound's thrown fist!


PANEL 5

The shocked Musclebound is surprised by the furious Wall who appeared out of nowhere a is still holding his fist! Musclebound's other hand is still holding the unconscious Atelidae's leg!


THE WALL (furious)

LIKE “HELL” THEY DO!


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

The furious Wall gives Musclebound a super-punch which leaves him flying into some 80's machinery seriously hard! Doctor Moon appears and run towards the unconscious Atelidae while getting out her medical pouch!


THE WALL (furious)

MOON?!


DOCTOR MOON (desperate)

I'M ON IT!


PANEL 2

Doctor Moon carefully turns the unconscious and moaning Atelidae.


DOCTOR MOON (concern)

MY GOD! THOSE MONSTERS ARE NO BETTER THEN BRANCH M!


PANEL 3

The Wall brings up the barely conscious Musclebound from the wreckage!


THE WALL (furious)

COME HERE!


PANEL 4

Upfront Doctor Moon is treating the unconscious Atelidae's head injury, while in the background, The Wall is punching the hell out of Musclebound who is lying on the floor!


THE WALL (furious)

HEROES DO NOT HURT, CRIPPLE, OR EVEN KILL CHILDREN! DO YOU HEAR ME?! DO YOU UNDERSTAND?! OR MAYBE I SHOULD USE MORSE CODE BY USING MY FISTS AND YOUR GETTING UGLIER FACE!


PANEL 5

Musclebound manages to push The Wall away with his super-strength!


MUSCLEBOUND (angry and direct)

GET OFF ME!!!


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

The Wall and Musclebound are now in a super-strength slug fight!


PANEL 2

Musclebound gives the Wall a punch in the face that breaks his glass!


PANEL 3

The Wall punches Musclebound in the stomach which knocks the wind out of him!


PANEL 4

Musclebound hits The Wall to the side!


PANEL 5

The Wall gives a uppercut punch to Musclebound which sends him back with his eyes crossed and that ends the fight!


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

The Wall is surprised as he looks up and notices Matter Mind flying in the air as if he was thrown!


MATTER MIND (panicking)

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!


PANEL 2

The Wall turns his head and see Tess-1 walk towards him. A crashing sound is heard.


PANEL 3

Tess-1's back is shown as it looks at the unconscious Atelidae and Doctor Moon who has put a bandage around the girl's head. Doctor Moon gives off a nervous smile and mild laugh, as well as a peace piece with one of her hands based on the fact that she doesn't want the robot to attack her because of a misunderstanding.


PANEL 4

Tess-1 is now looking down at the floored Musclebound who looks worried as he looks back.


MUSCLEBOUND (beaten up, worried, and low tone)

UH' OH.


PANEL 5

In the background, Tess-1 is jumping and stomping repeatedly on Musclebound, while upfront, The Wall is walking away! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE.


THE WALL (awkward)

WELL, HE'S REALLY UNHAPPY WITH YOU.


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

Elsewhere, Agent Jacks is still dragging the driver around.


AGENT JACKS (moody)

I DON'T CARE IF I DON'T GET FATIGUED, YOU'RE HEAVY AND I'M GOING TO FIND WALL SO HE CAN DRAG YOU AROUND FOR AWHILE.


PANEL 2

A half-conscious Matter Mind walks around and looks a mess after that crash and doesn't notice Agent Jacks and the driver she's dragging.


PANEL 3

Agent Jacks fist is shown punching Matter Mind in the face which seems to do the job!


AGENT JACKS (fist only show)

YOU” TAKE A NAP ON THE FLOOR WHILE I GET SOMEONE TO PICK YOU UP!


PANEL 4

Agent Jacks sees the three members of Higher Force facing off with Sage as if the two sides are waiting for someone to start something. Doctor Moon is behind Sage and helping the dazed Atelidae walk and seems to be neutral in this.


DOCTOR MOON (concern and careful)

JUST TAKE IT STEADY. YOU GOT HIT REAL HARD IN THE HEAD.


ATELIDAE (dazed, confused, and low tone)

DUH. WHO? WHAT?


AGENT JACKS (curious and thought balloon)

GUESS WE ONLY HAVE THIESE PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH, BUT THAT WOMAN GIVES OUT WARNING SIGNS THAT TELLS ME SHE'S THE KIND WHO CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OUT OF A MESS BASED ON HER POSE WHICH MEANS WE BETTER NOT BLINK.


PANEL 5

A closer look at Higher Force and Sage.


THE WALL (serious)

I'M SORRY, MA'AM, BUT WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AS WELL AS THAT ROBOT, AND DESPITE OUR MISSION BEING TO ARREST THE SUSPECTS BEHIND THE BOMBINGS OF SEVERAL CORPORATE BUILDINGS, WE ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF OTHER MATTERS IF POSSIBLE LIKE THAT ROBOT WHO'S CONSIDER TOO DANGEROUS TO ROAM FREE.


SAGE (business-like and firm)

I AM WELL AWARE OF YOUR PREDICAMENT, AND I RESPECT IT, BUT I'M AFRAID I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO GO TO YOUR COMMANDER ROGERS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT HE WOULD MOST CERTAINLY HAVE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON, AND THERE'S ALSO THE FACT THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME PEOPLE THERE WHO'S LOYALTY MAY BE FOCUSED ON THE WRONG PEOPLE.


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PANEL 1

Agent Jacks joins in and leaves the unconscious driver lying on the floor.


AGENT JACKS (professional)

THE COMMANDER IS WELL AWARE OF THE POSSIBLE CONTACTS THAT FORWARD STRIKE HAS THAT INCLUDE SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENTS AND WILL MAKE SURE ONLY THE ONES THAT HE CAN TRUST WILL BE INVOLVED WITH THIS, BUT THE WALL IS RIGHT, THAT ROBOT IS DANGEROUS AND NEEDS TO BE PUT AWAY.


PANEL 2

Sage is the main focus and looks amused.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

WHICH SO FAR HAS MADE HIM A MOST FORMIDABLE WEAPON, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY'RE AFTER THE GIRL.


AGENT JACKS (not shown)

THAT ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE ANYONE'S MIND.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

OH' REALLY?


AGENT JACKS (not shown)

YES, REALLY.


PANEL 3

Tempest is the main focus.


TEMPEST (arrogant, amused, and a bit of a jerk)

WHICH MEANS THAT YOU'RE COMING WITH US WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.


THE WALL (not shown)

I'M AFRAID NOT, TEMPEST.


PANEL 4

Doctor Moon is the main focus and she looks sacred nervous as she point up.


TEMPEST (not shown)

WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSE TO MEAN?


THE WALL (not shown)

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT ILSA.


BEDLAM (not shown)

SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE'S FREAKING OUT, OR AT LEAST BEGINNING TO.


PANEL 5

The Wall and Agent Jacks are the main focus.


THE WALL (unamused)

THAT COULD ONLY MEAN ONE THING.


AGENT JACKS (unamused)

YEP.


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PANEL 1

One side is the unamused Higher Force, which is the left, while the other side is the amused Sage, the nervous Doctor Moon who is still pointing a bit up, and the dazed Atelidae. Tess-1 is standing behind Higher Force while they look at Sage's direction.


TEMPEST (unamused)

THE ROBOT'S BEHIND US, ISN'T IT?


THE WALL (unamused)

YEP.


AGENT JACKS (unamused)

@#$%.


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PANEL 1

A couple hours later, Electro Static and Matter Mind are specially restrained and taken to a holding truck, One of the agents get a minor static shock from touching Electro Static and says “OW!”.


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

SO YOU HAD TO LET THEM GO?


AGENT JACKS (not shown and word box)

SORRY, SIR, BUT WE WERE AT SUCH A DISADVANTAGE AND THERE WERE THE PRISONERS....


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

DON'T BE, YOU WERE ASSIGNED TO TAKE DOWN THE FORWARD STRIKE AGENTS AND WEREN'T EQUIPPED TO TAKE ON THE ROBOT, SOMETHING THE X-MEN WOULD BACK ME ON, SO YOU DID THE RIGHT THING.


PANEL 2

An injured, treated, and restrained Musclebound is being taken to an armored ambulance.


COMMANDER ROGER (not shown and word box)

HAVE YOU MANGE TO GET ANYTHING FROM THE PRISONERS THAT WE CAN USE?


AGENT JACKS (not shown and word box)

THEY SEEM TO BE LOYAL TO THEIR ORGANIZATION TO THE POINT OF ABSOLUTE STUBBORNNESS.


PANEL 3

A confiscated Brainstorm is being taken somewhere else.


AGENT JACKS (not shown and word box)

EXCEPT ONE WHO'S WILLING TO TELL US EVERYTHING HE KNOWS, BUT HE WARNS US THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO WHAT GOES ON AT THE TOP AND THAT IT SEEMS TO BE BIG FROM THE RUMORS HE HEARD.


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

AT LEAST WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO GO ON.


PANEL 4

The holding truck that Electro Static and Matter Mind are in is shown.


AGENT JACKS (not shown and word box)

THERE IS STILL ONE OUT THERE WHO MAY HAVE LEFT THE SCENE EARLY, AND BASED ON THE ANGRY SHOUTING ABOUT HER FROM HER TEAMMATES, SHE SEEMS TO BE THE KIND WHO LOOKS AFTER HERSELF AND WILLING TO ABANDON OTHERS.


AGENT JACKS (not shown and word box)

BEING A SPEEDSTER, SHE'S IS NO DOUBT FAR AWAY FROM HERE AND IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACK DOWN, BUT OUR MINIATURE RECORDERS IN OUR OUTFITS SHOULD GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ON WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE.


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

I'LL HAVE MY PEOPLE KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR HER.


MATTER MIND (not shown and from truck)

HEY! WHERE'S FAST FORWARD?!


ELETRO STATIC (not shown, shouting, and from truck)

THAT LITTLE @#$%! SHE LEFT US OUT TO DRY “AGAIN”!


PANEL 5

Elsewhere, Sage's RV is shown on the highway and the sun is beginning to come up.


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

AS FOR THE ROBOT AND THE TWO WITH IT, WE'RE ALREADY DRAWING UP PLANS TO TAKING DOWN THE MACHINE.... IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.


COMMANDER ROGERS (not shown and word box)

GOOD WORK, PEOPLE, AND COME BACK TO BASE.


THE END