|Maria Hill:||Agent, the Circle of 8 has drawn the Hellfire Club's attention again. Black Knight confirms that Selene is here in San Francisco. Dane?|
|Black Knight:||I tracked her here. From what I have gathered, she's looking to tap the energies of the Circle of 8's ritual sacrifices. But why, I do not know yet.|
|Tony Stark:||Last time she tried something like this she was after the Philosopher's Stone.|
|Black Knight:||Well, that's not in San Francisco. It's more likely she's seen what's happening with the Worthy and thinks she can piggyback on the Serpent's power.|
|Nick Fury:||When we find her, we'll know. Let's get moving.|
|Agent Coulson:||Oh, and keep an eye out for Magik. She's searching the city for Sentinels left over from Bastion's attack.|
Selene is a high-ranking Hellfire Club member. There might be others around. Send Emma Frost to take a look around and put her telepathic powers to work.
|Maria Hill:||Since Selene is part of the Hellfire Club, Emma, maybe you could reach out and see if any of the other Club members are around?|
|Emma Frost:||I'll do that, Maria. I appreciate you asking without casting aspersions on my history. Nick's tendency to do that is quite tiresome.|
|Emma Frost:||All I'm detecting is Selene, and she's moving around. I don't think Sebastian is involved... at least not yet.|
|Maria Hill:||Thanks for looking. Keep us posted?|
A detachment of San Francisco police appears to have fallen under Selene's sway. We need them controlled, but we can't just take them out permanently. Send Gamora to take decisive action.
|Maria Hill:||You were closest.|
|Gamora:||It's done. I think I showed admirable restraint.|
|Maria Hill:||Agreed. We'll have to keep you in mind for other non-assassination-type missions in the future.|
Bullseye was first spotted in this building, but he's not here anymore. Send a hero to sweep the site and see what he might have left behind.
Can we get a hero out to sweep for Circle of 8 ritual massacre theaters? Now that we suspect those are related to the Worthy hammers, we need to get after them more actively.
We need to add some assets to Magik's sweep for Sentinels. We know Bastion's on the loose, and he loves to make statements in San Francisco.
Bastion emerges to spread his intolerance in San Francisco. A dose of magic and technology should clear that right up.
|Magik:||S.H.I.E.L.D., I didn't just find Sentinels. I found Bastion. Or I should say, he found me.|
|Agent Coulson:||We've got assets in the area, Magik. Karima?|
|Omega Sentinel:||I am closing on the target location.|
|Perfect. I can eliminate a mutant and a turncoat at the same time. Better than I had anticipated.||Bastion:|
|Magik:||Let's see if you still feel that way once you've gotten a taste of Limbo.|
|It'll take more than a little brimstone to deter me, Illyana Rasputin.||Bastion:|
|Omega Sentinel:||As it happens, I'm more than a little brimstone.|
|And yet I am undeterred. I must revise my expectations of myself upward.||Bastion:|
|The toxicity of mutants will poison humanity unless it is purged.||Bastion:|
|Omega Sentinel:||I will stand with you, Magik.|
|Magik:||You hear that, Bastion? You're the toxin. We're the cure.|
|Magik:||Couldn't have done it without you, Karima.|
|Omega Sentinel:||And I you.|
|Maria Hill:||Bastion has withdrawn. All units remain alert. We anticipate he will continue to target mutants.|
MiniBoss - BullseyeEdit
|Nick Fury:||Selene appears to have gotten Bullseye under some kind of...|
|Tony Stark:||Say it, Nick. Go ahead.|
|Tony Stark:||See? That wasn't so hard. It's just magic.|
|Nick Fury:||He's cut off Black Knight's pursuit of Selene. Dane: status.|
|Black Knight:||I can either engage him now or continue the hunt for Selene.|
|Nick Fury:||Agent, that one's your call.|
|Black Knight! It's just a flesh wound!||Bullseye:|
|Black Knight:||I beg your pardon?|
|It's a joke, son. Have a little fun before you die.||Bullseye:|
|None shall pass! Hahaha! I love this!||Bullseye:|
|What are you gonna do, bleed on me?||Bullseye:|
|I have no quarrel with you, good sir... aw, what the hell. Yeah I do.||Bullseye:|
|Black Knight:||Don't believe I've made his acquaintance before. Is he always like that?|
|Tony Stark:||Well, he's always nuts, but not usually that particular kind of nuts.|
|Agent Coulson:||Must be Selene's, um, charms.|
|Black Knight:||She's no longer protecting him, it seems.|
|Tony Stark:||Sure doesn't look like it. We'll be by to pick him up.|
Boss - SeleneEdit
|Maria Hill:||Dane, we've detected a Circle of 8 gathering at this location. We think Selene is either there or will be shortly.|
|Agent Coulson:||If she's trying to tap the power they're generating, she won't be able to miss this opportunity.|
|Black Knight:||Then I will also be there shortly. Cheers.|
|Tony Stark:||If you see any hammers, don't pick them up.|
|Black Knight:||Has one fallen near here?|
|Tony Stark:||We haven't seen one, but you never know what might happen once the Circle of 8 get their slaughter on.|
|O knight errant, I warn you once more: This city is dark and full of dangers.||Selene:|
|Black Knight:||It's the twenty-first century, Selene. Long past time to put the Matter of Britain to rest with other old stories.|
|Much will be put to rest in the near future, Black Knight. Beware that you are not among those resting forever.||Selene:|
|Black Knight:||I believe that's what I'm doing right now.|
|Circle of 8, show me your mysteries...||Selene:|
|Events have spiraled beyond your control, Black Knight. If you will not yield, you will surely die.||Selene:|
|Black Knight:||I don't know if I stopped what she was trying to do, but she's gone.
The Circle of 8 cultists have scattered as well.
|Maria Hill:||We're picking them up. What's it look like in there?|
|Black Knight:||She was right on the scene for one of their sacrifices. Anyone know who this is?|
|Agent Coulson:||Hard to tell, but the costume... I think that's Psyklop, isn't it?|
|Tony Stark:||Yeah, looks like it. Hang tight there, Dane. Keep everyone out until we get a team on-site.|
|Nick Fury:||Saddle up, people. Bastion's gone underground again, Selene's nowhere to be found, and we've got a Maggia problem to attend to back in New York.|
|Tony Stark:||I do like a chance to fight crime once in a while. It's a nice change of pace from cosmic apocalypse.|
|Nick Fury:||Oh, we've still got cosmic apocalypse. Full briefing when we get there.|
|Tony Stark:||Can't wait.|
|Maria Hill:||Daredevil's here to brief us on the Maggia situation. What can you tell us?|
|Daredevil:||The Kingpin is firmly in control of the Maggia again. Reprisals are settling down and it's almost back like it was before the Maggia wars ever happened.
The one difference is he's brought in Mysterio to steal something for him.
|Maria Hill:||What? And from whom?|
|Daredevil:||I don't know what. I do know they're targeting the Circle of 8.|
|Tony Stark:||Come on. The Maggia's taking on the Circle of 8? What's the Kingpin's angle?|
|Daredevil:||He won't be operating in anyone's interest but his own. You can be sure of that.|
|Quite correct, Daredevil. But what are my interests in this experience?||Kingpin:|
|Daredevil:||We'll find out.|
|Of course you will. The real question is whether you will find out in time for your discovery to make any difference?
Good day. I will not interrupt you again... but I suggest you improve your security arrangements.
|Agent Coulson:||How does he do that?|
|Daredevil:||He hires the best.|
Every time Daredevil gets involved in one of the Kingpin's projects, some hell's Kitchen lowlife goes after his friends. Send a hero to keep an eye on Foggy Nelson
Doc Ock's involved here. He's not usually the Maggia type. That suggests he has his own game. He had a base in the USS Interpid for a while. Send a hero to make sure he's not trying to rebuild it.
Hogun's been hunting the Circle of 8. He's found a big group of them down in the Financial District. Better send him in to break up whatever they're doing. Their body count is high enough.
|Hogun:||I have located a large group of Circle of 8 cultists. I do not know what they are doing.|
|Maria Hill:||It's not hard to guess. Go in and take them out.|
|Hogun:||they were indeed about to commit a sacrifice. The intended victim... I do not know who she was, fled before we could speak.|
|Maria Hill:||We'll take a look through the neighborhood and see who we turn up.|
We've got a dashing Asgardian in need of something to do. Maybe he can take a rune stone from the natural History Museum to Asgard and see what Odin might have to say about it.
|Agent Coulson:||Fandral, one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s archivists located this rune stone. It's been part of the collection at the American Museum of Natural History.|
|Tony Stark:||How about you take it to Odin and see what he can see with that one eye of his.|
|Fandral:||I see what you did there.|
|Odin:||I will speak for myself. This is a marker left to tell fishermen where to fish. It will tell you nothing about the Serpent. Bother me no more with trivia.|
|Fandral:||A worthy effort, though. One must investigate all avenues, of course.|
We've got a little infiltration job that has Mockingbird's name written all over it. Briefing shortly.
|Nick Fury:||While Daredevil's chasing down Mysterio, we should get someone into Fisk Tower to see if we can see what he's after.|
|Mockingbird:||I could just ask him... you know... directly.|
|Nick Fury:||Let's take a subtler approach, Bobbi. Get in there, listen, get out. We need to know what he's planning to do.|
|Mockingbird:||Fisk had a couple of phone conversions but they were standard stuff.
Smuggling this, market share that, eliminating rivals... he didn't say anything about his plan with Mysterio. Sounded just like an average CEO.
|Tony Stark:||There's no romance in being a gangster anymore.|
Hammerhead is back on the scene, trying to angle for a piece of the Maggia for himself. Unfortunately, his luck is about to change.
|Hey doll. What brings you here?||Hammerhead:|
|Black Cat:||Taking a good look around to see if the Kingpin's really in charge of the Maggia again.|
|Black Cat:||Oh, I wasn't really listening. Just waiting for you to run out of steam.|
|What the... Where's my ammo?||Hammerhead:|
|Black Cat:||I didn't want you to hurt someone with those bullets. Besides, does a big, strong guy like you really need them?|
|Guess your bad luck don't work on me.||Hammerhead:|
|Black Cat:||Hammerhead's angling for his own piece of the Maggia again.
I just happened to run across him while I was helping Daredevil look for Mysterio. And since I was in the area...
|Maria Hill:||You were going to rob him.|
|Black Cat:||Well, sure. Especially if he had whatever the Kingpin had hired Mysterio to steal. Because there is no way Fisk is going to let Mysterio hang on to smething like that.|
|Maria Hill:||That's true, but Hammerhead's the last guy in the world Fisk would trust with something important.|
|Black Cat:||Well, it's somewhere. Who better than me to find it?|
MiniBoss - Jack O'LanternEdit
|Daredevil:||I'm keeping track of Circle of 8 activities in the area. They're very busy.|
|Maria Hill:||Have you seen Mysterio? Sorry. Have you located Mysterio?|
|Daredevil:||A, you don't have to apologize for default English usage, and B, no. But I have found Jack O'Lantern, who seems to be involved.|
|Maria Hill:||With the Circle of 8 or with Mysterio?|
|Daredevil:||That's what I'll find out.|
|And here's Daredevil, right on time and ready for a fight, just like Fisk said you'd be. Everything's going according to plan.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Daredevil:||Maybe he told you that. It's exactly the kind of thing he would say to make sure a not-too-bright but useful flunky stays focused.|
|Now you're just trying to make me mad.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Daredevil:||Is it working? Fisk doesn't trust guys like you with his real plan. Neither does Mysterio. To them, you're a useful idiot. Don't prove them right by busting your pumpkin fighting me.|
|Keep on thinking you've got it all figured out.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Daredevil:||Face it, Jack. Fisk sent you out here to slow me down and give Mysterio time to pull off his heist.
And let me guess: You're supposed to be the bagman, too. Am I getting warm?
|Now you're mad too, but hey. It's tough being on the losing end. Chump.||Jack O'Lantern:|
|Daredevil:||Do you think he's right?|
|Tony Stark:||Is who right?|
|Daredevil:||Jack O'lantern. I'm assuming Fisk is putting him in my way to slow me down so we don't find Mysterio, but what if he's got a bigger plan working?
Ordinary theft isn't usually Fisk's primary concern.
|Tony Stark:||We'd be stupid to discount the possibility... but having said that, I don't think so.
I think our pal the Kingpin is indulging in a little psy ops and you're falling for it. Stay the course, Matt. We need to find out what Mysterio has.
Boss - Doctor OctopusEdit
|Daredevil:||I'm closing, Coulson. I can smell those same chemicals all the way from the Javits Center.|
|Agent Coulson:||What are you doing out there?|
|Daredevil:||It's one of the best places in the city to be alone, at least when there's no convention in town.|
|Daredevil. You can go no further. You don't want to be part of this.||Dr. Octopus:|
|Daredevil:||And you do?|
|No. I don't either. The difference is I am willing to sully myself as a way of preventing the end of the world.
You ought to remain above such things.
|Daredevil:||That's a bit melodramatic even for you, isn't it, Octavius? The world's not going to end.|
|The world is ending, Daredevil. And it will end sooner if you find Mysterio too soon out of a misguided sense of justice.||Dr. Octopus:|
|Daredevil:||My senses are rarely misguided Octavius.|
|Daredevil:||Enchanted sextant? Sounds to me like you got too close to Mysterio's stash of goofy gas.|
|Your humiliation and anger is nothing. Nothing! Not compared to what awaits us if the Circle of 8 has their way.||Dr. Octopus:|
|Daredevil:||Octavius tried to convince me that Fisk was using Mysterio to save the world.|
|Agent Coulson:||He sounded like he'd gotten a little too close to some of mysterio's more potent halllucinogens. You didn't fall for it.|
|Daredevil:||Not hardly. But it's not impossible either. Fisk can't rule over something that's been destroyed by Asgardian monsters. He knows that as well as we do.|
|Agent Coulson:||Even if that's true, he needs to hand over the thing, whatever it is, so S.H.I.E.L.D. can secure it.|
Epic Boss - MysterioEdit
|Daredevil:||Mysterio is leaving a known Circle of 8 safe house. Well, it was a safe house until recently.|
|Agent Coulson:||Did we take it out?|
|Daredevil:||I did. I'll follow Mysterio and see what I can find out.|
|Agent Coulson:||Stay in contact, Daredevil.|
|Daredevil:||I don't work for S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Coulson.|
|Put me on with Fisk. Yes. Immediately. There is some time pressure.
Fisk. The sextant is... wait a minute. Who's there?
|Daredevil:||Who's the sextant for, Mysterio?|
|Daredevil! Fabulous. I've been working up a few new routines especially designed for you!||Mysterio:|
|Daredevil:||Fisk warned you I was coming.|
|He didn't have to! Aren't we in Hell's Kitchen? Are you not the stout-hearted vigilante of these streets. Of course you are here.||Mysterio:|
|Daredevil:||You've gotten lost in your own illusions, Mysterio. I'd be embarrassed for you if you weren't a delusional murderer.|
|Have you lost your way, Daredevil?||Mysterio:|
|Daredevil:||I've freed myself of Mysterio's illusions... and I know what he is holding for Fisk.
Or was holding. It's possible he has already moved it along to someone else.
|Agent Coulson:||What is it?|
|Daredevil:||I'm on my way to the Helicarrier. I'll tell you then.|
|Daredevil:||Here's what I know. Fisk and the Circle of 8 are both after a magical sextant. Fisk is trying to keep it away from the Circle of 8.
That's why he involved Mysterio. I know that sounds--
|Tony Stark:||It doesn't sound half as weird as a lot of what we've heard in the last month or so.|
|Agent Coulson:||Magical sextant. Now who would want to take a maritime measurement with a little magical assistance.|
|Maria Hill:||You think Mysterio moved it along to Sin?|
|Tony Stark:||The Circle of 8's been active around here, that much is certain. They killed... who is it again?|
|Tony Stark:||Right. Next it'll be Captain Fibula. Or the masked Eustachian.|
|Agent Coulson:||And Reptil, also.|
|Tony Stark:||Reptil? Him I know. Too bad.|
|Maria Hill:||The bad news may be especially bad this time. A few weeks ago, Luke Cage communicated that he was breaking off another mission to investigate something unusual.|
|Agent Coulson:||We didn't hear from him for some time after that... and now we've correlated his area of operation with one of the hammerfalls.|
|Wolverine:||What, you think Cage ignored everything he's been told and grabbed a hammer? He's better than that.|
|Agent Coulson:||Agreed. All we know is that he's been out there for too long without contact, and we're starting to assume the worst.|
|Maria Hill:||Let's get after him. Logan, you're taking the lead here. Find Cage, and eliminate any Circle of 8 and Iso-saur presence along the way.|
|Tony Stark:||And if that worst case scenario did happen, don't kill Cage.|
|Wolverine:||Dunno if I can even cut him. But ya, I'll find him.|
The Circle of 8 has claimed another victim back in New York. We've got to get someone on the scene to make an ID.
|Maria Hill:||NYPD has a Cicle of 8 victim waiting to be identified. Who did we leave behind in New York?|
|Maria Hill:||Dragonfire. Man or woman? I'm going to have to look that one up.|
After everything that's happened recently in the Savage Land, we're going to place a premium on intel. Send Bishop to check out Sauron's eyrie.
|Agent Coulson:||Bishop, we've got a mission for you. The last time we were here, we stepped into the middle of a war between Sauron and Stegron...|
|Bishop:||...and this time you'd like to get the lay of the land sooner.|
|Agent Coulson:||That's correct. Report back as quickly as you can.|
|Bishop:||Sauron and Stegron are preoccupied with each other. Also, I ran into a little cave man riding a dinosaur.
Ka-Zar said to leave him alone. Is his name really Moon Boy?
|Agent Coulson:||Ka-Zar would know.|
An Asgardian... well Svartalfheimian... presence here is a real worry. Send a hero to search the area for more Dark elves. Terminate any you find.
Wasp is charming, well-spoken, highly social... and therefore perfect to make the rounds with some of the locals on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s behalf.
|Maria Hill:||Wasp, in a place like the Savage Land we have to be careful where we step. Can you touch base with some of the locals and see how they're feeling about a S.H.I.E.L.D. presence?|
|Wasp:||I sure can.|
|Tony Stark:||Maybe you'll be able to collect some swatches or something while you're out there.|
|Wasp:||Tony, please. Don't parade your technogeek snobbery.|
|Wasp:||So. Everyone's worried about the Iso-Saurs, especially the Hauk'ka, who are worried that everyone's going to blame them.
The People of the Sun complain that Sauron's a tyrant even though they don't know where he is.
|Tony Stark:||In other words, Savage Land chaos as per usual.|
There are too many Iso-saurs. We're working on a way to purge them of Iso-8 infusion and make them normal Hauk'ka again. Send a hero to bring some specimens to Beast's lab in Utopia.
Hank Pym and Beast discover rare Iso-saurs and move in for further analysis. Before they can poke and prod, they'll need to contend with reinforced claws and lasers.
|Hank Pym:||Hank, I believe these are the Iso-saurs we were looking for. They show all signs of the variant Iso-8 infusion.|
|Beast:||I believe you are correct, Hank. Their genetic signatures tantalize the mind.|
|Hank Pym:||More to the point, Hank, we better round these Iso-saurs upreal quick unless we want them to eat us.|
|Beast:||Indubitably, Hank. Destiny calls us to greater things than being metabolized by Saurians.|
|Beast:||Hank, those Iso-saurs were more than we bargained for.|
|Hank Pym:||Can it. Joke's over.|
|Beast:||Sourpuss. Come on. Turn that frown upside down and let's get back at them.|
|Hank Pym:||Well, Hank, that's that for the Iso-saurs.|
|Beast:||Sure is, Hank. What a team we make.|
MiniBoss - NulEdit
|Wolverine:||I found cage. But the new isn't good.|
|Agent Coulson:||We're seeing it too, Wolverine. We didn't get here in time. You'll have to engage him directly.|
|Wolverine:||They told me not to kill you. But looking at you, I think I ought to.
There's too many of you Worthy already. Let Odin's brother handle his own family problems. He doesn't need all you guys. Come on, Cage.
|Wolverine:||Here goes nothin'.|
|Wolverine:||I still can't cut him. Anybody got a good idea?|
|Wolverine:||I couldn't hold him unless I was going to kill him. And you told me not to kill him.|
|Maria Hill:||Yes, we did. It was the right call.|
|Wolverine:||Well, now he's loose. off meeting up with She-Hulk and the Red Skull's kid, probably. What's right about that?
That's what I thought. You got no answer because there is no answer.
Boss - KurseEdit
|Tony Stark:||We caught some traces of Asgardian magic in this area, and we've just pinned it down. Guess who's lumbering around the Savage Land?
Kurse. Along with some pals. Who's closest? Logan?
|Wolverine:||I'm on it.|
|Wolverine:||Hey, muscles. They call you Kurse?|
|Aye, they do.||Kurse:|
|Wolverine:||Plenty of people have called me a curse, too, bub. Pretty soon you'll know why. What's the magic show about?|
|I serve Malekith. You stand in Malekith's way, you must die.||Kurse:|
|Those who stand against Malekith die where they stand.||Kurse:|
|Wolverine:||Kurse is gone. Don't know where. But he didn't get what he wanted, I can tell you that much.|
|Agent Coulson:||What did he want?|
|Wolverine:||I caught him in the middle of firing up some kind of Asgardian voodoo. And there was another Dark Elf with him.|
|Tony Stark:||Bad news. You sure Kurse is gone?|
|Wolverine:||Yeah. And this other elf isn't going anywhere. He's Iso-Saur food.|
|Tony Stark:||We lost Cage, Kurse is scouting for some way to get Malekith onto Earth again...|
|Agent Coulson:||You don't know that.|
|Tony Stark:||Okay, well, Kurse is sightseeing in the Savage Land. What do you think is happening, Sparky?|
|Agent Coulson:||I think you are probably correct, Mr. Stark. But you do not know whether you're correct.|
|Tony Stark:||I always know when I'm correct.|
|Nick Fury:||Save it, both of you. We've got some travel ahead of us.
HYDRA's internal rivalries just blew up into a full-on civil war... in Wakanda.
|Tony Stark:||Oh. Exciting. Well, Wakanda it is, then.|
|Maria Hill:||HYDRA's civil war has broken out on a new front: Wakanda.
Viper and Zemo have decided to settle their differences permanently.
|Tony Stark:||Why here? Apart from the huge piles of Iso-8 and Vibranium everywhere, I mean.|
|Maria Hill:||Zemo was trying to set up one of his breakaway cells like he did in London. Viper found out about it and decided to do our work for us.|
|Nick Fury:||So we're going to return the favor by taking them both out.|
|Maria Hill:||Spider-Woman is already on Zemo's trail. She's dodging White Gorillas in addition to HYDRA cells. She'll need all the backup we can give her.|
HYDRA forces have encircled a S.H.I.E.L.D. forward operating base supporting the Wakanda military. Send a hero to help them break the blockade.
Thundra has been hunting stray HYDRA soldiers who escape our sweeps. Now several of them have barricaded themselves in a cave. She's awaiting a go-ahead to clear them out.
|Thundra:||There is a cave here with a dozen or so HYDRA soldiers hiding inside. They will soon gather themselves for an escape attempt.|
|Maria Hill:||If you think you can handle them on your own, you've got the green light from us.|
|Thundra:||If I think...? It will be the work of ten minutes.|
|Thundra:||The cave is... well, it is collapsed for one thing. But also emptied of HYDRA forces.|
|Maria Hill:||Roger that, Thundra. Continue the hunt.|
White Gorillas are all over our operational area compromising our HYDRA response. Red Hulk might be the right guy to get a message across in a way they'll understand.
|Agent Coulson:||General Ross, if you're getting antsy on the sidelines, we've got a mission for you.|
|Red Hulk:||As long as it involves mayhem and not too many rules, I'm in.|
|Agent Coulson:||We'd like you to clear this entire area of White Gorillas. Simple. They're in the way and you're a convincing deterrent.|
|Red Hulk:||I'll squash the ones who aren't too scared to run. How's that sound?|
|Agent Coulson:||That's just about perfect.|
|Red Hulk:||White Gorillas are now an endangered species in this area.|
|Agent Coulson:||Endangered, or extinct?|
|Red Hulk:||Let's put it this way. You won't be seeing any.|
The Red Ghost has been killed by the Circle of 8 in London. Send a hero to oversee the recovery of the body and analysis of the scene.
|Maria Hill:||We need to get someone to a crime scene in London. Looks like the Red Ghost is the Circle of 8's latest sacrifice.|
|Maria Hill:||It was him, all right. Confirmed. Watch the skies for another hammerfall.|
A lot of new HYDRA tech is turning up in their bases. Some of it might be from Incursion Earths. Send samples to Reed Richards so he can analyze them.
Malekith and Kurse take Heimdall and Valkyrie for a wild ride.
|Kurse, you serve me well. Though you failed in the Savage Land, Wakanda is a fine place to begin our conquest. The powers of the Worthy shall be mine.||Malekith:|
|Aye, master. Who would we destroy first?||Kurse:|
|Valkyrie:||I was just asking that question myself. Good Heimdall, which of these interlopers should be first to feel the bite of Dragonfang.|
|Heimdall:||Either would be honoured to fall by your hand. Choose one and Hofund will happily dispatch the other.|
|To me, Kurse. Two Asgardians have fallen. More must fall before our work is done!||Malekith:|
|Heimdall:||Malekith will not be dissuaded for long. Visions of capturing the powers of the Worthy have driven him mad with ambition.|
|Valkyrie:||Then we will hunt Malekith and the Worthy both.|
MiniBoss - Baron ZemoEdit
|Nick Fury:||Zemo's pinned here. Spider-Woman, take him out.|
|Spider-Woman:||It's going to feel strange getting a thank-you note from Viper.|
|Tony Stark:||I wouldn't count on her being grateful. She'll probably put a hit out on you for ruining her fun.|
|You must refresh my memory. When is it bad luck to crush a spider?||Baron Zemo:|
|Spider-Woman:||If Viper thinks you're more trouble than you're worth, Zemo, then your luck has already run out.
Or the Red Skull.
|Die Rote Schadel, ach! Ich bin erschreckt! Ha! ||Baron Zemo:|
|Hail HYDRA!||Baron Zemo:|
|Agent Coulson:||Looks like Zemo's bad luck started when you came into the room, Spider-Woman.|
|Spider-Woman:||I have that effect on HYDRA. What now?|
|Tony Stark:||Keep on keeping on. There's a Viper still out there ready to... um strike. Sorry. Couldn't resist.|
Boss - ViperEdit
|Tony Stark:||Got her. Agent, Viper is here and it just so happens that Spider-Woman is already on the scene.|
|Spider-Woman:||A little credit, Tony. Maybe you could say something like, "Spider-Woman found her for us"?|
|Tony Stark:||There's no I in team. Everyone knows that.|
|Spider-Woman:||I'll remind you of that next time you're telling us all how much S.H.I.E.L.D. owes to Stark Technologies.|
|Shall we match venoms? I find mine has grown more potent.||Viper:|
|Spider-Woman:||That must explain why you haven't been able to get rid of Zemo yet. Also why the Red Skull hasn't made you his right-hand Viper. It's all that unstoppable power.|
|HYDRA explains itself to no one, girl. Least of all a B-list stooge of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Viper:|
|Spider-Woman:||Good. I was afraid I'd have to sit through another villianous monologue.|
|I save those for important audiences. I'm afraid you don't qualify.||Viper:|
|Still not ready for the big time, are you?||Viper:|
|Spider-Woman:||Viper slithered away, but there's more going on here than we thought.
When I was clearing the rest of the HYDRA assets... I could have sworn I just saw the Red Skull.
|Nick Fury:||You what?|
|Spider-Woman:||A HYDRA detachment held me up covering for a retreat, or an escape. He's hard to miss even if you just get a glimpse.|
|Maria Hill:||All field assets, crash this location!
Spider-Woman, pursue. Leave the rest of the HYDRA soldiers to the response teams. Go!
|Nick Fury:||We've hit them hard, but HYDRA got into Wakanda deeper than we thought.|
|Agent Coulson:||Do we have a clear idea of what the sides are in this fight? The Red Skull is standing back and watching Viper and Zemo vie for control, do I have that right?|
|Maria Hill:||For the moment. But Zola is a wild card.
So is Baron Strucker. He has his own forces and there's no telling which side he's on. If he allies himself with Viper, Zemo's days are numbered.
|Agent Coulson:||If he goes the other way, Viper might find herself in a bad spot. And that's before we get out the crystal ball and try to figure out what the Red Skull will do.|
|Maria Hill:||If Spider-Woman is right that she saw the Red Skull, this could be the grand finale in the HYDRA civil war.|
|Tony Stark:||Here's hoping.|
|Nick Fury:||We kicked a hornet's nest here, Agent. Black Widow's gone ahead to do some advanced recon but you're right behind her. Let's move.|
|Maria Hill:||HYDRA has brought White Gorillas in as shock troops. We're not sure which of them did it, but T'Challa's not going to be happy.|
|Tony Stark:||I have a feeling Man-Ape is going to hear about this.|
|Nick Fury:||Wakanda's internal political issues aren't our department. If you encounter hostile White Gorillas, you will take them out just like you would HYDRA forces.
I'll take the heat for that decision.
|Tony Stark:||There goes S.H.I.E.L.D.'s excellance in biodiversity award.|
|Captain America:||Black Widow has given us good initial recon on the area. I'll take it from here. Agent?|
With the HYDRA situation getting worse, we need to keep a sharp eye on the White Gorillas. Man-Ape will be looking for chances to take advantage of our HYDRA focus. Send a hero to patrol and report if the White Gorillas show themselves.
Wakandan investigative agents have uncovered a vibranium smuggling ring. We're going to send along some fire support to help them break it up.
The villain known as Sumo has been found murdered in Queens. Send a hero to confirm whether this was Circle of 8 ritual killing.
|Maria Hill:||We've got a report on the murder of one Jun Tenta, better known as Sumo.|
|Tony Stark:||Better known?|
|Maria Hill:||For people who keep up on the Mutant Liberation Front. We need to confirm his identity and the Circle of 8's involvement.|
|Maria Hill:||Word from NYPD is it's definitely Sumo. And from the crime-scene photos, it's definitely a Circle of 8 ritual.|
|Tony Stark:||Won't be long before another hammer falls.|
Shatterstar has run into what looks like a testing lab where the White Gorillas are infused with an Iso-8 serum. It's a freak show.
|Shatterstar:||I found some kind of lab here and all of a sudden I'm surrounded by a bunch of Iso-8 monstrosities. Orders? Suggestions?|
|Agent Coulson:||Engage and subdue. Unless you're too outnumbered.|
|Shatterstar:||Too outnumbered? This is just like the old gladiator days!|
|Shatterstar:||The situation is pacified. Who can come in and clean up?|
|Agent Coulson:||A Quinjet is en route with a team, Shatterstar. We'll free you up as soon as possible.|
We need to be on the lookout for the Viper. Send Domino out with this new sensor that will detect the chemical signatures of her poisons.
|Maria Hill:||Domino, we have a device that should register the presence of the Viper's toxins. If you find her, you know what to do.|
|Domino:||And if I don't?|
|Maria Hill:||I'm sure you'll run across something to keep you occupied.|
|Domino:||The device pinged a couple of times, but I didn't see any sign of Viper herself. Just a couple of HYDRA flunkies she killed.|
|Agent Coulson:||Must have declared the wrong allegiance. These people aren't big on second chances.|
These White Gorillas are showing signs of possession by evil spirits. Who you gonna call? Doctor Voodoo.
|Doctor Voodoo:||These White Gorillas are... not like what we have seen before. They carry an aura... they are ridden by a Ioa, but which one I do not yet know.|
|Black Panther:||We could see they were under some unnatural influence. Good to have your specialized knowledge on our side, Jericho.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I must work carefully to remove the spirit without harming this man.
Your spirit has been freed. Now go.
|Doctor Voodoo:||Baron Samedi, put on your top hat and let's step out together.|
|Doctor Voodoo:||I believe I have freed these so-called White Gorillas of the spirits that rode them. But where those spirits went, that I do not know.|
|Nick Fury:||Does that mean that we're going to see them again?|
|Doctor Voodoo:||Who can say? My experience is you can never count on having seen a spirit for the last time.|
MiniBoss - Baron ZemoEdit
|Nick Fury:||Zemo's on the run, but we've pegged his location. Cap, this one's yours. Go get him.|
|Captain America:||Thank you, sir. It'll be an honor and a pleasure.|
|Captain America:||Time's running out Zemo. Viper's after you, S.H.I.E.L.D. is after you, and you've got nowhere to go.|
|My resources are not as limited as you appear to think, Rogers.
HYDRA has some secrets from you yet. And I have a friend or two ready to take the sting out of the Viper.
|Captain America:||You can read about it in the paper from your cell in the Raft.|
|Has nobody told you, Rogers? The print newspaper is dead. And soon, so will S.H.I.E.L.D. be!||Baron Zemo:|
|Captain America:||General Fury, Zemo's out. Dreaming loony dreams.|
|Tony Stark:||He'll be real disappointed to wake up in a Helicarrier on the way to the Raft.
You think when he looks in the mirror in his dreams, he's got the Red Skull's face?
|Nick Fury:||Are you serious?|
|Tony Stark:||Well, that's what I think. He wants to run HYDRA. he wants to be the Red Skull. Also, if he peeled off the mask, his face might look like the Red Skull's.|
|Nick Fury:||Cap, you are free to continue eliminating HYDRA assets. We'll leave the dream analysis to Tony.|
MiniBoss - Baron StruckerEdit
|Tony Stark:||Baron Strucker's taking in the opening act from an underground fortress here.|
|Maria Hill:||Wonder who's side he's on. Is this what Zemo meant when he talked about other resources?|
|Tony Stark:||How should we know? Most of the time, Zemo himself dosen't know what he's talking about.|
|Nick Fury:||There's no way in but a frontal assault. Strike teams are in position. Cap?|
|Captain America:||Here, sir. Let me lead the way.|
|Nick Fury:||Give him a little extra, and say it's from Dugan and the rest of the Howling Commandos. Of all the HYDRA forces they ever met, I think they hated Strucker the most.|
|Captain Rogers. A marvelous new world we live in, nicht wahr? This pulse, the return of our leader Schmidt... Iso8! If only the pulse had fallen in 1944.||Baron Strucker:|
|Captain America:||We'd have crammed Iso-8 down your throats on Omaha Beach, Strucker.
But since we didn't get the chance, we'll do it now.
|Save your bravado. HYDRA is in Wakanda to stay. There is much to be done here.||Baron Strucker:|
|Captain America:||Or you can save yourself some dental work and tell me where the Red Skull is.|
|If you're looking for the Red Skull, why are you wasting your time here?||Baron Strucker:|
|Captain America:||I'm the kind of guy who likes to clean up a mess when he finds it. Plus I figure you know, and you'll tell me sooner or later.|
|Perhaps I don't know. Perhaps I would not rather not tell you. Perhaps I would rather kill you myself and present the deed to him.||Baron Strucker:|
|Captain America:||What am I, a mouse you're going to leave on his doorstep? Maybe you need to get that monocle checked.|
|And now. HYDRA must be about the business of ruling the world as it needs to be ruled.||Baron Strucker:|
|Captain America:||Strucker faded away into some kind of escape tunnel. Pursue?|
|Tony Stark:||I don't think so. We're sending a message here, and I think HYDRA has received it loud and clear.|
|Captain America:||The Red Skull may be nearby, Tony. I think we ought to go after him.|
|Maria Hill:||If Black Widow gets us firm intel and it stands up, we'll act on it. Until then, our mission parameters were to reduce HYDRA to an ineffective force in Wakanda. I think we've done it.|
|Captain America:||You two are ganging up on me. Where's General Fury?|
|Maria Hill:||Doing recon and intel analysis to see if he can find Black Widow.|
MiniBoss - Arnim ZolaEdit
|Tony Stark:||Well, well, well. Zemo's got a new pal. None other than Arnim Zola himself.
HYDRA alliances are like summer-camp flings. They don't seem to last too long.
|Captain America:||Everyone in HYDRA has one thing in common: They think they ought to be in charge.|
|Tony Stark:||It's a megalomaniac's paradise. How about you go disappoint Zola?|
|Rogers! I have followed your exploits with interest. Once we have disposed of your S.H.I.E.L.D. friends, you and I will be working very closely together.||Arnim Zola:|
|Captain America:||Not likely. The only options in front of you are a jail cell courtesy of yours truly, or a tombstone courtesy of the Viper.
|The years have not been kind to you, Rogers. Your enemies have grown stronger and you have not.||Arnim Zola:|
|Captain America:||He's nothing but a glorified tinker. Get him in a real fight and he folds right up once he runs out of Test subjects to hide behind.|
|Tony Stark:||Widow, any luck tracking down the Red Skull?
|Maria Hill:||She must be in a spot where she can't respond. We'll try to get a fix on her location. Carry on, Cap.|
|Captain America:||That's what I do.|
Boss - Red SkullEdit
|Black Widow:||S.H.I.E.L.D. Command, S.H.I.E.L.D. Command, look what I found.|
|Maria Hill:||The Red Skull! Priority deploy, all field assets! The Red Skull is in Wakanda.|
|Tony Stark:||Took him long enough.|
|Nick Fury:||He must have gotten sick of watching his subordinates fight it out. He's here to restore order.|
|Captain America:||So are we. Let's do it.|
|Willkommen auf Wakanda, Captain Rogers..||Red Skull:|
|Captain America:||I'd feel more welcome if your people spent less time shooting at me. But they shoot at everyone, don't they? Especially each other.|
|They have ambition. That is what makes them worthy of HYDRA.
If we didn't shoot at you, that would make you an enemy of the American state, wouldn't it?
|Captain America:||Getting resurrected made you philosophical.|
|Beg pardon. A little less conversation, a little more action, as your Elvis says.||Red Skull:|
|Nick Fury:||Sunuvah... What was that?|
|Maria Hill:||Get out, Steve! Get out now! All S.H.I.E.L.D. forces clear the area! Dropships, emergency extraction now, repeat now!|
|You battered yourself against the waves of HYDRA for too long, Rogers. Now you are finished.||Red Skull:|
|Captain America:||Dammit, I had him! What was that?|
|Nick Fury:||Someone blew the hell out of that place. It wasn't us. First intel pegs it as an internal assassination attempt.|
|Captain America:||Who? Viper? Strucker?|
|Tony Stark:||Could be any of them. This HYDRA civil war is a long way from over.|
|Nick Fury:||That may be, but right now it's over for us. They're not a viable fighting force here, and we've got other problems to face.|
|Maria Hill:||Well, that makes most of the known HYDRA brass we've tangled with just in the last couple of weeks.|
|Tony Stark:||If they didn't spend so much time fighting each other, they might be dangerous.|
|Maria Hill:||With any luck we've freed T'Challa up to deal with Man-Ape and the White Gorillas by getting HYDRA out of his way. At least for now.|
|Nick Fury:||All right. HYDRA is officially not a significant combat presence in Wakanda. We are redeploying back across the Atlantic.|
|Maria Hill:||Grim Reaper and the Absorbing Man have struck some kind of deal with the Hand.|
|Agent Coulson:||We've observed Hand ninjas cooperating with Maggia elements, but the Kingpin says he doesn't know anything about it.|
|Maria Hill:||For a change, I believe him. He's no friend of the Hand. But the Hand might know about the sextant Mysterio stole, and be trying to get it for themselves.|
|Agent Coulson:||Grim Reaper's leadership is why we're bringing Wonder Man in. He knows his brother better than anyone.|
|Wonder Man:||I'm not sure that's always true, but I'll help however I can. Why are the Hand here?|
|Tony Stark:||What does he have to offer them in return?|
|Agent Coulson:||A breakaway Maggia faction, right? The Kingpin doesn't seem to be entirely in control.|
|Tony Stark:||Does the Kingpin know this? He seems to have the impression that he's the captain of the Maggia ship.|
|Agent Coulson:||The Circle of 8 have also sacrificed two more people in the Presidio. Preliminary results suggest they're Zaran and Wildside.|
|Tony Stark:||Simon, you go looking for your brother and we'll see what the Hand and the Maggia do. We'll follow up on the Circle of 8.|
|Wonder Man:||Let's get busy.|
Send a hero to keep an eye on the docks. We've got unconfirmed intel that the Hand might be working with the Circle of 8 in that area. Might be nothing, but it's better to be sure.
This is a mission for Flash Thompson. We need one Hand ninja for interrogation. They don't often allow themselves to be taken alive, but maybe a symbiote can get the drop on one.
|Tony Stark:||Flash, the Hand are notoriously hard to get intel on. Maybe you can put your symbiote to work and catch a ninja to interrogate?|
|Agent Venom:||One ninja, coming right up.|
|Agent Venom:||You like this one?|
|Tony Stark:||He'll do. What do ninja delivery guys expect for a tip?|
|Agent Venom:||Oh, we're on salary. No tip necessary.|
A Hand-Maggia alliance is bad enough, but now members of both organizations are heading to meet Circle of 8 cultists. This is a bridge too far. Send X-23 to cancel that meeting.
|Agent Coulson:||Hand ninjas and Maggia lieutenants are headed to meet Circle of 8 cultists. This sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.|
|Tony Stark:||Shades of the... what did Doom call his supervillain book club? Not the Cabal...|
|Tony Stark:||Right. Syndicate. We don't want it happening again. X-23, you know what to do.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, you sure know how to make efficient use of peoples' time, don't you?|
|X-23:||I end their time efficiently. Who's next?|
|Tony Stark:||Stand down, tiger. We'll find you something else to scratch soon enough.|
This is... highly unusual, but a group of non-Maggia organized crime families are requesting a meeting with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Send a hero to see if they're serious.
|Nick Fury:||Other gangsters want to meet us? For what?|
|Agent Coulson:||They say they want to talk about how the Maggia's out of control. You know these guys. Control's their thing.|
|Nick Fury:||Send someone to hear them out. Make no promises.|
|Nick Fury:||So what did our connected brethren have to say?|
|Agent Coulson:||I think they were trying to shake us down in return for their help with the Maggia. My refusal was quite direct.|
The Hand are sending out a hit squad to take out the Kingpin. We need to intercept it. Send Spiral to get it done.
|Tony Stark:||Spiral, there's a ninja hit squad going to kill a prominent gangster.|
|Spiral:||Sounds okay so far.|
|Tony Stark:||We'd like to keep the gangster alive.|
|Spiral:||Boring. Unless I get to fight the ninjas.|
|Tony Stark:||Now you're getting it. Sending you the location now.|
|Spiral:||Sure you don't want me to take out the gangster too?|
|Tony Stark:||No. Really. You're all done. Take the afternoon off.|
|Spiral:||You'll be sorry.|
Black Knight takes on the Black King.
|Black Knight:||The Hellfire Club is here...?|
|Yes. In strength. You wouldn't expect us to ignore such momentous events, would you?
Pity you wouldn't be communicating your knowledge to S.H.I.E.L.D.--unless they have perfected the art of speaking to the dead.
|You've gotten in over your head. 'Tis a lesson one only learns once... and then too late.||Sebastian Shaw:|
|Black Knight:||Stark, I've just broken up a Hellfire Club cell. Sebastian Shaw himself was here observing the Hand.|
|Tony Stark:||Where is he now?|
|Black Knight:||Gone. You'll want to follow up on this, I think.|
|Tony Stark:||Oh, I think we will. Emma? Your boyfriend Sebastian's in town. Maybe you can pin him down.|
|Emma Frost:||I'll look for him. Sebastian's very good at making himself disappear, though.|
MiniBoss - Absorbing ManEdit
|Wonder Man:||I found Absorbing Man, and it looks like he's in mixed company. Both Hand and Maggia fighters.|
|Maria Hill:||Agent, you're free to engage. Watch out for the Grim Reaper.|
|Whoa, I must be big time if Captain Famous is after me.||Absorbing Man:|
|Wonder Man:||Captain Famous. I kind of like it. But I'm afraid I don't know you...?|
|Everyone knows Crusher Creel! Bring it, Hollywood.||Absorbing Man:|
|I'll take all you got, and it just makes me stronger!||Absorbing Man:|
|Wonder Man:||I believe he has found limits of his power to absorb energy.|
|Maria Hill:||Is he dead?|
|Wonder Man:||Crispy around the edges, but I think he'll be all right.|
Boss - Grim ReaperEdit
|Would you like to do me a favour? I will reveal to you the location of the Grim Reaper.||Kingpin:|
|Maria Hill:||What are you expecting in return?|
|A little trust. I have no interest in watching the world burn. I prefer to keep it spinning as is.||Kingpin:|
|Maria Hill:||We'll see. Agent, Wonder Man is en route to see if the Kingpin's information checks out. Excercise extreme caution. This might well be a ruse to set up an ambush.|
|The Kingpin sold me out? Figures.||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||You know that old saying about honor among thieves.|
|I don't need him. There's enough Maggia with me that once this deal with the Hand is done, he'll be asking me for a deal.||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||I think S.H.I.E.L.D. sees things differently.|
|I didn't ask them. Keep chasing your hammers, Simon. Leave me alone. I'm not going to tell you again.||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||Save the threats, little brother. The Hand will eat you alive. They will feed you to their demon lord once you've given them what they want.|
|That's my problem. Yours is staying alive long enough to worry about me more.||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||Eric. Come on. Give me the sextant and you will make things easier on yourself.|
|Sextant? What the hell are you talking about?||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||That's what I thought.|
|I'm letting you off easy because you're family. Don't come around here again.||Grim Reaper:|
|Wonder Man:||My brother's on the run. I do not know where the sextant is, and I don't think he does either.|
|Agent Coulson:||Then we keep looking. Could be the Kingpin still has it.|
|Wonder Man:||We should also consider the possibility that Mysterio has traded or sold it to someone without the Kingpin knowing.|
|Nick Fury:||There are lots of possibilities we could consider. They all lead to the same solution: Find the damn thing.|
Epic Boss - SkadiEdit
|Tony Stark:||Figures we can't go a week without bumping into one of the Worthy.|
|Maria Hill:||This isn't just any of them. That's Skadi.|
|Wonder Man:||You think if we can take her down and get that hammer out of her hands, the whole Serpent thing will just go away?|
|Maria Hill:||I doubt it. But I'm not an authority on Asgardian magic.|
|Wonder Man:||Well, let's give it a try.|
|Maria Hill:||All agents, priority dispatch. Converge on Wonder Man's location. He is engaging Skadi at any moment.|
|Run away, mortal. This is not your battle.||Skadi:|
|Wonder Man:||I think I'll pick my own battles. It's kind of like picking scripts. Start letting someone else do it, pretty soon you're just a show pony.|
|That's the kind of phrasing I'd expect from a movie star. Let's see how you prance, pony.||Skadi:|
|You cannot stand before the power of the Serpent. Bow and die easily, or fight and die badly.||Skadi:|
|Wonder Man:||Whoa. She's a handful.|
|Nick Fury:||We got away with one there, people. It looked to me like she was called away.|
|Wonder Man:||Off to a meet-and-greet with Jennifer and Cage? Or...?|
|Nick Fury:||Right. Or this another hammer out there that's about to find a new owner?|
|Tony Stark:||Either way she's gone. We've got some time to rally and plan. Let's use it.|
|Maria Hill:||So we still have no idea where the sextant is. Does the Kingpin know, or has he moved it along?|
|Agent Coulson:||He's not telling. I think he's keeping that little bit of information for himself until he can make the best use of it.|
|Tony Stark:||At least we've broken up Grim Reaper's little Maggia coup attempt. Simon, what did you find about the Hand?|
|Tony Stark:||That's what we wanted.|
|Agent Coulson:||We've still got Cage and She-Hulk out there. And Skadi. The rest of the Worthy will be coming together.|
|Nick Fury:||That's our number one problem. Stay on it.|
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