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Tess-1

Wicked Evil

Part 1

by

Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

Detroit City, People applauding loudly and look like they're in a concert. Loud heavy metal music is heard.


PANEL 2

Another view of another part of the crowd. Loud heavy metal music is heard.


A PERSON FROM THE CROWD #1 (loud and excited)

THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME!


A PERSON FROM THE CROWD #2 (loud and excited)

AND THEIR COSTUMES LOOK SO REAL!


PANEL 3

A part of the deviant guitar player is shown. Loud heavy metal music is heard.


PANEL 4

A part of the deviant drum player is shown. Loud heavy metal music is heard.


PANEL 5

A part of the deviant lead singer is shown. Loud heavy metal music is heard.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

The whole deviant band is shown, three males (Bawol “lead singer”, Sar “guitar”, and Gahon “guitar”) and two females (Zanda “guitar” and Irga “drums”), while also the crowd cheering them! There's a big sign behind the band saying “WICKED EVIL”.


BAWOL (singing and wild)

I'M GOING TO ROCK YOUR WORLD WITH A LOT OF LOUD NOISE! GOING TO BRING UP THE RACKET AND MAKE THE ANGRY OLD PEOPLE SCREAM!


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

100 miles away, are Sage, Atelidae, and Tess-1. There's another guy which Sage seems to be doing business with. Also, there's an RV in the scene, but the end seems to be opened up as if it was design to hold something as big as Tess-1, as well as hide it. Atelidae looks annoyed and impatient. Sage is now wearing civil-like clothing.


SAGE (business-like)

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME INTO MAKING THIS MODIFIED RV FOR ME, DAVE.


DAVE (cheerful)

THE PLEASURE WAS OURS SINCE YOU ALWAYS PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR OUR SERVICES.


SAGE (business-like)

SERVICES THAT NO ONE WILL KNOW ABOUT OF COURSE.


DAVE (cheerful)

OF COURSE.


DAVE (cheerful)

SAY, ARE YOU SURE YOU STILL DON'T WANT US TO RE-ENFORCE THIS BABY BECAUSE....?


SAGE (business-like)

THERE'S REALLY NO NEED THANKS TO HIS WEIGHT GYROSCOPE, BUT THANKS.


PANEL 2

Sage walks towards Atelidae.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and snooty)

WE PROBABLY MISSED THE CONCERT.


SAGE (business-like)

CAN'T BE HELP SINCE OUR FAILED ATTEMPT TO MEET ONE OF YOUR GRANDFATHER'S CONTACTS AT THAT SMALL TOWN ENDED UP WHERE HE WAS POSSESSED, WHICH KILLED HIM, AND THE FACT THAT SOME FORWARD STRIKE PEOPLE WERE THERE.


SAGE (business-like)

WE NEED TO TAKE MEASURES IN BEING DISCRETE SINCE THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WIPE OUT YOUR KIND ARE FOCUSED ON FINDING YOU THROUGH WHATEVER INTELLIGENCE THEY RECEIVE BASED ON ODD HAPPENINGS OR PEOPLE.


PANEL 3

Sage walks towards her new RV. Atelidae follows her.


ATELIDAE (annoyed and snooty)

WHY DO WE NEED THIS THING ANYWAY?


ATELIDAE (annoyed and snooty)

YOU GOT THAT BIKE OF YOUR'S AND TESSY CAN MOVE REALLY FAST.


SAGE (business-like)

AGAIN, TO BE DISCRETE, WE NEED TO BE AS CLOSE TO NORMAL-LOOKING AS POSSIBLE TO BLEND IN WITH THE REST, TO HIDE AMONG THE CROWD.


SAGE (business-like)

AND BESIDES....


PANEL 4

Tess-1 is already inside the compartment that he goes in of the RV and standing. Atelidae is looking up at the robot.


SAGE (not shown)

YOUR BIG FRIEND SEEMS TO HAVE A LIKING FOR RVS FOR SOME REASON.


ATELIDAE (grumpy and low tone)

TRAITOR.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PANEL 5

Sage and Atelidae enter the RV, while the compartment that Tess-1 is in starts to close as it bows down.


SAGE (business-like)

AS FOR THE CONCERT, I'M THINKING YOUR UNCLE WOULD PERHAPS GIVE HIS NIECE A PRIVATE CONCERT.


ATELIDAE (amused)

HA! YOU DON'T KNOW HIM AS WELL AS I DO.


ATELIDAE (amused)

THERE ARE TWO REASONS HE STARTED THIS BAND AND ONE IS HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC....


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

Bawol and the rest of Wicked Evil are throwing up money in joy, except Irga who's playing air drums with her sticks.


ATELIDAE (not shown and word box)

WHILE THE OTHER IS HIS GREATER LOVE FOR MONEY.


BAWOL (excited)

WEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I LOVE BEING A ROCK STAR!


PANEL 2

Their human manager peeks out from the door, Irga is still playing air drums.


HUMAN MANAGER (busy)

BAWOL, ROCK IT MAGAZINE WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU'LL DO AN EXCLUSIVE REVEAL YOUR TRUE SELVES INTERVIEW WITH THEM.


BAWOL (unamused)

YOU CAN TELL THEM NO.


HUMAN MANAGER (busy)

RIGHT, I'LL TELL THEM WHERE THEY CAN STICK IT.


PANEL 3

Bawol looks a little spooked and worried.


HUMAN MANAGER (not shown)

BY THE WAY, SOME ATTRACTIVE LADY IS OUTSIDE AND SAYS SHE REPRESENTS YOUR NIECE NAMED ATELIDAE.


HUMAN MANAGER (not shown)

I DIDN'T BELIEVE HER BECAUSE WHAT KIND OF MESSED UP IN THE HEAD PARENTS WOULD NAME THEIR KID AFTER A MONKEY?


HUMAN MANAGER (not shown)

JUST THOUGHT I WARN YOU IN CASE SHE'S STILL OUT THERE WHEN YOU LEAVE.


PANEL 4

Outside, Sage is standing near the RV waiting for someone to come.


ATELIDAE (not shown and from RV)

SO HOW EXACTLY DO YOU KNOW THAT THEY'LL COME?


SAGE (business-like)

WELL ONE, THAT MAN I TALKED TO DOESN'T SEEM THE TYPE TO KEEP THIS TO HIMSELF, AND TWO, WE'RE WORTH TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR YOUR UNCLE TO IGNORE.


PANEL 5

A part of Sage's side/back is shown as she see Wicked Evil stand in front of her in a metal band pose. Bawol gives out a mild growl.


SAGE (business-like and amused)

MY, HOW SCARY.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Elsewhere in the city, a guy is walking alone at the sidewalk and looking around to see if anyone else is around as if he doesn't want to be seen.


PANEL 2

The guy enters a building which seems abandoned.


PANEL 3

The guy is now inside.


LEADER (not shown)

ANYTHING TO REPORT?


PANEL 4

The inside is revealed to be a secret base for a Forward Strike team. Weapons, equipment, and computers are shown, as well as a map that indicate that they're looking for something.


GUY (serious)

I HEARD STUFF ABOUT SOME STRANGE HAPPENINGS AT AN OLD ABANDONED TOY FACTORY, BUT SO FAR THEY'RE JUST RUMORS.... GHOST STORIES TO BE PRECISE.


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed)

GREAT! MORE RUMORS!


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed)

WONDER IF THIS IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER GOOSE CHASE LIKE THE LAST FEW TIMES!


LEADER (serious and in charge)

THAT WILL BE ENOUGH OF THAT, SOLDIER.


PANEL 5

Soldier #1 is complaining to his unimpressed leader.


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed)

BUT, SIR....!


LEADER (serious and in charge)

BUT NOTHING.... THE ENEMY NOW KNOWS THAT WE'RE AFTER THEM AND IT MAKES SENSE THAT THINGS WOULD GET HARDER WHEN IT COMES TO TRACKING THEM DOWN.


LEADER (serious and in charge)

WE WILL CHECK OUT EVERYTHING, INCLUDING RUMORS, IF THERE'S A CHANCE WE'LL FIND DEVIANTS.


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Sage and Atelidae are shown sitting in the hallway next to the door of the band's dressing room. Atelidae is somewhat swinging her feet.


LEADER (not shown and word box)

SO GET YOUR GEAR, PEOPLE, BECAUSE WE'RE HEADING OVER THERE TO CHECK IT OUT.


SAR (not shown and from dressing room)

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE HERE?!


ZANDA (not shown and from dressing room)

YEAH, MAN! YOU TOLD US THIS PERSONAL CRAP OF YOURS WOULDN'T INTERFERE WITH BAND BUSINESS!


BAWOL (not shown and from dressing room)

HEY! IT'S NOT LIKE I INVITED THEM OVER HERE!.... AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THE HUMAN IS!


GAHON (not shown and from dressing room)

THEN UNINVITE THEM!


BAWOL (not shown, direct, and from dressing room)

I TOLD YOU I DIDN'T INVITE THEM!


PANEL 2

Bawol and the rest come out of to dressing room to meet with Atelidae and Sage and they look serious.


PANEL 3

Suddenly, Bawol acts cheerful and kind of confuses Atelidae and Sage.


BAWOL (cheerful)

WELL, HONEY, I HOPED YOU ENJOYED YOUR EXPERIENCE BEING BACKSTAGE WHICH SO MANY PEOPLE WOULD WISH COULD HAPPEN TO THEM!


ATELIDAE (confused and suspicious)

WHAT DO YOU MEAN EXPERIENCE?! WE'VE BEEN DOING NOTHING BUT WAITING HERE TO THE POINT OF FEELING LIKE HANGING OURSELVES BECAUSE OF THE BOREDOM!


BAWOL (cheerful)

BUT YOU STILL GOT TO EXPERIENCE IT AND NOW HAVE SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT TO YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU RETURN HOME!


BAWOL (cheerful)

SO “BYE-BYE” AND IT WAS REALLY NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN, APETELIDA!


ATELIDAE (confused and suspicious)

IT'S ATELIDAE.


BAWOL (cheerful)

SURE IT IS.


PANEL 4

In the background is Sage and the annoyed Atelidae. Upfront, is Bawol and the band walking way.


SAGE (business-like)

EXCUSE ME, MISTER BAWOL, BUT WE HAVE IMPORTANT MATTERS TO DISCUSS AND IT WOULD BE PRUDENT THAT WE DON'T WAIT.


BAWOL (ignoring)

TALK TO OUR MANAGER AND HE'LL MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.


ZANDA (amused and low tone)

LIKE TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN STICK IT.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Bawol looks spooked while the rest of the band looks disappointed. Sage looks mildly amused.


ATELIDAE (devilish smile)

WELL, I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO TELL GRANDMA THAT UNCLE BAWOL SAID NO.


GAHON (disappointed and low tone)

OH' NO.


ZANDA (disappointed and low tone)

JEEZ! YOU ARE SUCH A MAMA'S BOY!


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Two hours later, the Forward Strike soldiers are in front of the abandon toy factory.


LEADER (serious and in charge)

MAKE SURE YOUR WEAPONS ARE FULLY LOADED AND YOU'RE REMINDED THAT YOUR NOT INVINCIBLE WHEN WE GO IN.


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed)

IF THERE'S ANYTHING IN THERE TO HURT US.


SOLDIER #2 (mild irritated)

ENOUGH WITH THE WHINING, MAN.


PANEL 2

Seemly elsewhere, Wicked Evil's own RV is shown parking to a similar-looking building.


PANEL 3

Back to Forward Strike, the soldiers are now in the dark inside building, with the only source of light coming from what's outside and through the windows. They are in a trained formation with their guns to be ready for anything.


PANEL 4

Wicked Evil, as well as Sage and Atelidae enter the abandoned building.


BAWOL (not shown and from RV)

WE LEFT THEM HERE SINCE IT SEEMED LIKE THE BEST PLACE TO HIDE THEM.


PANEL 5

Back to Forward Strike, they're at a sliding door and the leader gives out a signal with his hand to get ready to quickly go in and also to fire if the enemy is there.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

Forward Strike is now in a room that is empty, but there are evidence that it has been recently used. The leader is just standing there thinking because of the possible evidence.


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed and sarcasm)

OH' BRILLIANT!


SOLDIER #2 (annoyed and cautious)

SERIOUSLY, SHUT UP, MAN!


PANEL 2

Elsewhere, Wicked Evil, as well as Sage and Atelidae are in a big room filled with deviant refugees. Irga is taping her drum sticks on a wall.


BAWOL (grumpy and annoyed)

ESPECIALLY SINCE THE OLD TOY FACTORY WAS BECOMING DANGEROUS SINCE MORE AND MORE SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE STARTED TO SHOW UP THANKS TO SIGHTINGS OF THESE IDIOTS AND GHOST STORIES THAT CAME LATER.


PANEL 3

A close look at the chilling and grumpy Bawol as an empty soup can hits him in the head which hardly has any effect on him.


DEVIANT (not shown)

WHY COULDN'T YOU AT LEAST SET US UP IN A DECENT HOTEL, YA CHEAPSKATE!


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

Another view of Bawol and Atelidae is behind him and looking at him. Bawol notices her talking to him.


ATELIDAE (suspicious and a little confused)

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY SOMEONE LIKE YOU IS DOING ALL THIS?


ATELIDAE (suspicious and a little confused)

DID THEY FIND OUT ABOUT YOU BEING A GROWN MAN WHO'S AFRAID OF HIS OWN MOTHER OR SOMETHING?


PANEL 2

Zanda answers Atelidae's question.


ZANDA (a little disgusted, but accepting)

NO, LUCKILY FOR OUR PRIDE'S SAKE IT'S A BIT MORE DIGNIFYING WHICH IS THAT THEY'RE BLACKMAILING ALL OF US TO HELP THEM.


ZANDA (a little disgusted, but accepting)

THEY PROMISE THAT THEY WON'T REVEAL TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE'RE REALLY DEVIANTS, INSTEAD OF HUMANS IN DISGUISE, IF WE HELP THEM HIDE FROM THIS FORWARD STRIKE.... AND OF COURSE NOT WANTING TO BE TARGETS TO THOSE QUACKS WHICH PRETTY MUCH ALSO WORKS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE.


PANEL 3

Back to the abandoned toy factory, the leader is looking around, a clue to where the deviants, if there was any, would have gone or find someone who would know.


ZANDA (not shown and word box)

THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT WE'RE ON TOUR AND WILL HAVE TO LEAVE SOON.


ZANDA (not shown and word box)

THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN MOVE THIS MANY PEOPLE WHO LOOK THE WAY THEY DO WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING.


PANEL 4

The leaders hand is shown holding a rough up concert poster of Wicked Evil.


ZANDA (not shown and word box)

THIS SOLUTION IS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL TEMPORARY.


ZANDA (not shown and word box)

OH' BY THE WAY, THE REASON WE BROUGHT YOU HERE IS BECAUSE YOU WANT SOMETHING FROM US AND IN RETURN WE WANT THIS PROBLEM TO GO AWAY, AS IN AS FAR AWAY FROM US AS POSSIBLE.


PANEL 5

The leader gives the signal to move out.


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Sage gets out her computer pad to check something out.


SAGE (business-like)

MISTER BAWOL, WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH YOUR FATHER WHO HAD GIVEN US A LARGE LIST OF NAMES WHO OWE HIM A FAVOR AND I THINK THERE MAY PERHAPS BE SOMEONE HERE WITH THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK OF MOVING THIS MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT ALARMING THE OUTSIDE WORLD OF THEIR PRESENCE.


BAWOL (a little surprised and a little uncomfortable)

WAIT, MY OLD MAN?


PANEL 2

Bawol and Gahon are shown and Gahon is looking at Bawol. Bawol has his hands out that says that he wants nothing to do with his father.


BAWOL (nervous and displeased)

OH, NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT OLD FART! NOTHING AT “ALL”!


PANEL 3

Same as panel 1, but Bawol notice that Gahon is having a point on what he says and doesn't exactly like it.


GAHON (chilling)

SO YOU WOULD RATHER CONTINUE TO BEING FORCED TO HELPING THESE PEOPLE INSTEAD?


PANEL 4

Same as panel 2, but Bawol looks depressed.


BAWOL (depressed and grumpy)

NO, I WANT THAT EVEN LESS.


PANEL 5

A somewhat above view of Sage, Atelidae, and Wicked Evil. Irga is still taping the wall with her drum sticks.


SAGE (business-like)

VERY WELL, I SHALL SEND AN E-MAIL TO THIS PERSON AND THE CODE TO IDENTIFY WHO HE IS DOING THIS FOR, AND WHILE WE WAIT, WE CAN FINALLY BEGIN THAT DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME MATERIALS.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Bawol looks a little confused on what Sage means about “materials”. Zanda is next to him.


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Bawol is reminded what Sage means.


ZANDA (annoyed and impatient)

SHE NO DOUBT MEANS THAT STUFF YOUR FATHER KEPT SENDING YOU, MORON! THE ONES THAT MAKES YOU CUSS A LOT WHEN YOU GET THEM!


BAWOL (enlighten and low tone)

OH.


PANEL 3

Sage's RV is shown driving away.


GAHON (not shown and from RV)

HEY, HOW COME IT'S SMALLER IN THE INSIDE OF THIS THING?


ATELIDAE (not shown and from RV)

WE NEEDED THE ROOM FOR TESSY.


GAHON (not shown and from RV)

WHAT'S A TESSY?


PANEL 4

Back at the concert place, Wicked Evil are looking up and look a little spooked. Irga is in the background and is doing air drums with her drum sticks.


GAHON (impressed and a little spooked)

WELL, DAMN.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 is shown standing up, but still inside the compartment of the RV that's meant for it while it looks down at Wicked Evil. Irga is still doing air drums.


SAR (a little worried)

BAWOL, I THINK YOU SHOULD AT LEAST TRY TO BE A LITTLE NICER TO YOUR NIECE.


ZANDA (a little worried)

YES, FOR THE LOVE OF THE GODS, DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID THAT WOULD MAKE HER ANGRY ENOUGH TO SIC THAT THING ON US!


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

Zanda kicks Bawol to get him moving and he obediently applies.


ZANDA (annoyed, demanding, and mean)

GET YOUR BIG UGLY BUTT MOVING AND FIND THAT STUFF SO WE CAN GET THIS CRAP OVER WITH THAT MUCH SOONER!


PANEL 2

Atelidae is amused on how Zanda treats her uncle as she stands next to her and looks up.


ATELIDAE (amused and smiling)

WOW, YOU SEEM TO REALLY GET INTO ABUSING MY UNCLE, I MEAN LIKE NO MERCY.


ZANDA (moody)

I SHOULD....


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Zanda starts to walk away and Atelidae is shocked to what Zanda says.


ZANDA (moody)

SINCE I'M HIS WIFE.


PANEL 4

Same as Panel 3, but at a somewhat greater distance. Zanda has walked further away from the shocked Atelidae.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 4, but Zanda has walked out of the scene.


ATELIDAE (shocked, confused, and direct)

YOU'RE MY AUNT?!!


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Sage head and shoulders are shown and she has a mild awkward look on her face. Sounds of things being moved about as if they were thrown are heard.


BAWOL (not shown)

I KNOW I PUT IT SOMEWHERE!


PANEL 2

The inside of the RV is revealed to be a horrifying mess. Bawol is looking through the mess for his father's material.


SAGE (uncomfortable, sarcasm, grinning, and thought balloon)

WE'LL NEVER FIND IT. IT'S FOREVER LOST IN THIS HORRIFYING TRAGEDY.


PANEL 3

Bawol's hand is shown holding one of the files.


BAWOL (hand only shown)

HERE'S ONE! AND THE REST SHOULD BE CLOSE BY!


SAGE (not shown and low tone)

HOORAY FOR DUMB LUCK.


PANEL 4

Outside the concert place, parts of the Forward Strike soldiers are shown with their weapons as they sneak in without making a noise.


PANEL 5

Back to Sage, with her computer-like mind, Sage super-speed reads the material. Bawol gives out an awkward look as he watches.


BAWOL (a little confused)

ARE YOU ACTUALLY READING THAT STUFF OR SERIOUSLY SKIMPING AS YOU GO?


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Outside, Atelidae is looking up at Tess-1 who's still inside the compartment of the RV.


ATELIDAE (a little irritated)

ARE YOU EVER GOING TO COME OUT OF THAT THING?


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


ATELIDAE (a little irritated)

JEEZ, YOU'RE LIKE A KID WHO REFUSES TO GET OFF ONE OF THOSE KIDDIE RIDES YOU SEE AT THE SUPERMARKET.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PANEL 2

A close look at Atelidae has she turns her head as if she notices something.


PANEL 3

In the background is a parking lot and some buildings.


PANEL 4

Atelidae is looking around while being seen through advanced binoculars.


SOLDIER WITH BINOCULARS (not shown)

WELL, THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT A RUMOR.


LEADER (not shown)

BUT IT'S A SMALL FRY, PERHAPS A CHILD, WHICH WOULD MEAN THERE COULD BE ADULTS AROUND, THE KIND WE SHOULD DEAL WITH FIRST SINCE SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE INHUMANLY POWERFUL.


LEADER (not shown)

BEST NOT TO ALERT THEM AND TAKE AWAY WHAT ADVANTAGE WE MAY HAVE.


ANOTHER SOLDIER (not shown)

YOU DON'T SOUND SO CONFIDANT, BOSS.


LEADER (not shown)

I SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HE'S GETTING INTO, SOLDIER.


PANEL 5

The leader and his soldiers continue to sneak in through the shadows.


SOLDIER #3 (cautious)

ABOUT THAT BAND, SIR.


LEADER (cautious)

YEAH, I'VE ALSO BEEN THINKING THAT THOSE GUYS AREN'T REALLY WEARING COSTUMES AND NO DOUBT THE DEVIANTS WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF FIRST.


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Back to Sage and Bawol. Sage just finished the last file and looks very concern.


SAGE (business-like and concerned)

WELL-ORGANIZED FASCISM.


BAWOL (curious)

SO WHAT'S THAT STUFF ABOUT?


PANEL 2

Another view of Sage and Bawol. Sage looks at Bawol.


SAGE (business-like)

IT'S ABOUT FEAR AND IT'S ABILITY TO INCREASE THE DETERMINATION OF PEOPLE GUIDED BY THAT FEAR AND WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS THEY CAN ACHIEVE, BUT THE KIND THAT CAN CAUSE GREAT HARM TO OTHERS, ESPECIALLY TO YOUR KIND SINCE YOU'RE THEIR TARGET.


BAWOL (confused)

OK, MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE ME THE CLIFF NOTES.


SAGE (business-like)

THESE PEOPLE EXIST TO WIPE OUT YOUR KIND BECAUSE THEY THINK IT WILL PROTECT HUMANITY.


BAWOL (confused)

WHY WOULD THEY THINK THAT? I MEAN WE PRETTY MUCH STAY IN THE SHADOWS AND SOME ARE EVEN CONFIDENT THAT YOU HUMANS WILL ONE DAY WIPE YOURSELVES OUT WHICH IS WHY HARDLY ANYONE FROM MY RACE IS DOING THE WORLD CONQUERING THING, BECAUSE WHY WASTE THE RESOURCES?


SAGE (business-like)

THEY THINK OTHERWISE AND THE SECRET INVASION OF THE SKRULLS IS WHAT STARTED IT.


BAWOL

BUT WE'RE NOT....


SAGE (business-like)

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE NOT SKRULLS TO THESE PEOPLE, BOWAL, THEY WANT YOU ELIMINATED FOR THEIR OWN CONVENIENCE.


PANEL 3

Sage notices a red dot on the unaware Bowal!


PANEL 4

Sage quickly pushes Bowal down as a shot comes through!


PANEL 5

The leader and his soldiers start to fire their automatics!


LEADER (serious and determined)

HM, MISSED.... OK, BOY! FIRE LIKE CRAZY!


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

The rest of Wicked Evil hear the firing!


ZANDA (shocked)

WHAT THE @#$% IS THAT?!!


PANEL 2

Atelidae turns her head when she hears the gun firing!


PANEL 3

Atelidae turns her head to see that Tess-1 is gone! A hot rod engine sound is heard!


ATELIDAE (sarcasm)

RIGHT, NOW YOU GET OFF IF THERE'S A CHANCE YOU GET TO DESTROY SOMETHING.


PANEL 4

Inside the Wicked Evil RV, Sage and Bawol are on the floor and covering their heads as gun firing enters the place and destroys stuff!


BAWOL (shouting)

ARE THESE THE GUYS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?!


SAGE (business-like and shouting)

MOST LIKELY YES!


PANEL 5

Back to the firing Forward Strike soldier, one of the soldiers notice a hot rod engine sound coming their way!


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

Tess 1 attacks the surprised Forward Strike soldiers! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


SOLDIER #2 (shocked and worried)

OH' @#$%! IT'S THAT ROBOT WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT!


SOLDIER #1 (shocked and worried)

WHAT?! YOU MEAN THAT THING WASN'T SOME STUPID CONCERT PROP?!


PANEL 2

The soldiers back away while firing at the robot! Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spots! A hot rod engine sound is made.


LEADER (serious and in charge)

BACK AWAY, PEOPLE! WE HAVE NOTHING ON US THAT CAN TAKE DOWN THAT THING!


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed and sarcasm)

YEAH, WE PRETTY MUCH ALREADY NOTICED HOW EFFECTIVE THE BULLETS ARE ON THIS THING!


LEADER (serious and in charge)

SHUT UP OR I WILL START FIRING AT YOU!


PANEL 3

Tess-1 tries to swing a punch at the soldiers, but hits the Wicked Evil RV that starts to tip over! In the background is the rest of Wicked Evil! A hot rod engine sound is made.


ZANDA (angry and loud)

HEY! THAT'S OUR RIDE, YOU STUPID @#$% PIECE OF JUNK!!!


PANEL 4

Inside the tipping over RV are are the worried Bawol and Sage.


BAWOL (worried)

OH' CRUD!


PANEL 5

Tess-1's hand is shown stopping the RV from tipping over! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BAWOL (not shown and from RV)

WHEW!


PANEL 6

Tess-1 lifts the RV in a way as if it plans to use it as a weapon against the Forward Strike soldiers! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BAWOL (not shown, loud, and from RV)

OH' CRUD!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


ZANDA (not shown and loud)

NO! NO!! NO!!!


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Tess-1 swings the Wicked Evil RV at the soldiers like a weapon! Zanda and the others are in the background! A hot rod engines sound is made.


ZANDA (loud and angry)

DO SOMETHING, BAWOL!


BAWOL (not shown, loud, and from RV)

I AM DOING SOMETHING!


BAWOL (not shown, loud, direct, and from RV)

I'M PANICKING AND PRAYING AS HARD AS I CAN THAT I DON'T DIE!


PANEL 2

Tess-1 throws the Wicked Evil RV at the soldiers! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 3

As by dumb luck, a certain piece of paper flies out of the damaged RV!


PANEL 4

The piece of paper lands on the leader's face.


PANEL 5

The leader takes a look at the paper.


PANEL 6

A close look at the leader's smile as if he's pleased to what he sees.


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

The leader is in the background, while his soldiers are upfront! Tess-1 has a weapon on it's shoulder that shoots electricity! A hot rod engine sound is made.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


LEADER (loud, serious, and in charge)

FALL BACK, EVERYONE! WE'RE RETREATING!


SOLDIER #3 (a little shocked)

SAY WHAT?!


SOLDIER #1 (annoyed)

DO IT, MAN, BECAUSE WE ARE DOING SUCH A BAD JOB HERE THAT IT'S EMBARRASSING AND IT'S BEST THAT WE JUST WENT HOME!


PANEL 2

The soldiers make a run for it while Tess-1 chases them and continues to fire electricity at them! Sar watches them and notices that the leader has a piece of paper in hand. A hot rod engine sound is made.


SAR (thought balloon and a little worried)

UH' OH. THAT HEAD OF THE PACK GUY SMILING CAN'T REALLY BE A GOOD THING.


Zanda and Atelidae are standing next to the trashed and on it's side Wicked Evil RV where a small piece of it falls off. Zanda and Atelidae are looking at each other and Zanda has a unamused, but in control expression on her face, while Atelidae gives off a nervous smile.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Atelidae has her head down in disappointment.


ZANDA (unamused and mild)

YOU ARE SO DISOWNED.


ATELIDAE (disappointed and low tone)

OH.


PANEL 4

Zanda manages to get on top and looks down at one of the windows. She sees Sage on her back and a scared and looking up Bawol who's on top of Sage.


BAWOL (scared)

ZANDA! WAIT! I CAN EXPLAIN!


ZANDA (partly shown and unimpressed)

PLEASE, THE FEMALE OBVIOUSLY HAS BETTER TASTE THEN YOU GIVE HER CREDIT FOR.


ZANDA (partly shown and unimpressed)

THAT ALONE SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO PROVE YOUR INNOCENCE.


PANEL 5

Sar appears next to Zandon and is also looking down.


SAR (chilling)

SAY, BAWOL, DID YOU LIKE WRITE DOWN THE NEW LOCATION WHERE WE'RE KEEPING THE REFUGEES?


BAWOL (not shown)

UM, YEAH.


SAR (chilling)

WELL, I THINK THOSE GUYS NOW HAVE IT.


ZANDA (unimpressed)

BRILLIANT, YOU MORON, JUST BRILLIANT.


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PANEL 1

Back to Sage and Bawol, Sage has her hand out. Zanda and Sar are partly shown above.


SAGE (business-like and worried)

WAIT! WHERE'S ATELIDAE?


SAGE (business-like and worried)

PLEASE TELL ME SHE'S NOT AROUND TO HEAR ALL THIS!


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Sage realizes that Atelidae has heard everything, while Zanda and Sar turn their to look at the direction where Atelidae would be. A hot rod engine sound is heard.


ZANDA (uninterested)

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT SHE HAS HEARD EVERY WORD.


SAR (chilling)

YEAH, SHE'S DEFIANTLY IN A HURRY WITH HER METALLIC FRIEND.


SAGE (depressed)

LOVELY.


PANEL 3

Elsewhere inside a car, a guy driving home and things seem peaceful and boring.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but the driver is surprised by the speeding Tess-1, partly shown through the side window, passing by! A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

A part of Tess-1's fast moving legs are shown, while in the background, the car it passed almost loses control! A hot rod engine sound is made.


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PANEL 1

Back to Sage and Bawol. Sage is trying to desperately push the confused Bawol off her!


SAGE (serious and desperate)

GET OFF ME.... NOW!


BAWOL (confused)

WHAT?


SAGE (serious and desperate)

YOUR NIECE PLANS TO STAND BETWEEN THE REFUGEES AND THOSE MANIACS!


PANEL 2

The Forward Strike soldiers are back to their home base!


SAGE (not shown and word box)

AND THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY HAVE BETTER STUFF TO USE THEN WHAT THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM HERE!


LEADER (in charge and in a hurry)

GET IT OUT! GET IT OUT NOW!


PANEL 3

The deviant refugees are shown and do not know that they're in great danger.


PANEL 4

A close look at the determined Atelidae who is on Tess-1's back! The robot is partly shown. A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

Above and at a distance is Tess-1 in running mode and on the highway! A hot rod engine sound is made.


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PANEL 1

The running Tess-1's front is shown! The determined Atelidae is up top! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TO BE CONTINUED