"Really! What brought you to NYC?"
Originally Posted by Tila
The Captain, unable to resist the opportunity, pipes in with a subtle smirk on his face. "His bubble collection was stolen...it...uh...scarred his family..."
The observant among the party will notice Cap biting his upper lip and his shoulders bouncing up-and-down, ever so slightly...
Dr. Strange continues, "From what I have learned, you will all be present when Thanos returns, but that your abilities alone will not neccessarily be enough to defeat him. I believe you will need magical assistance to do so. As the Sorcerer Supreme of this dimension, it falls to me to be your aid. Until that time, I will monitor the world for his return. For your part, it would be best to familiarize yourself with this enemy you are apparently destined to encounter. If you have done so already, do so again to be certain there is nothing you may have missed..."
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The-man-in-the-green-fez watches an image of the previous scene unfold in a crystal ball before him. As Stephen says the phrase "Sorcerer Supreme of this dimension"
, the-man-in-the-green-fez says the words "pompass pajama @$$"
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"Why don't we all head back to Avengers mansion? We can bring Bubbles and Blackbird here up to speed on what we know by reviewing our files. Two new, fresh sets of eyes looking over the info wouldn't hurt"
, Cap suggests to the team before looking down to notice the similarities between what's left of the upper half of his costume and a cutoff belly shirt. "I'm going to need a new costume..."
, he muzes to himself.
"An excellent suggestion!"
, Dr. Strange responds. "Until the time is right, I will take leave of you and prepare what I must - good luck, my friends!"
The good doctor incants some sort of spell and disappears from your presence.
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Several yellow-clad AIM agents stand around an open crate of exotic soaps and bath products and rifling through its contents. "This has to be the right crate - it says 'MODOK' on the side!"
one of the agents points out. Moving some packing material out of the way, another agent reveals the stencil characters actually spell out "Mail Order - Destination OK".
"We are so screwed"
, another agent announces to his companions.
, yet another agent speaks up, holding something in his hands, and drawing the rest of the agents' attention. Brandishing a tall, thin bottle of body wash, he continues "this one smells like lavender with a hint of jasmine!"
The other agents stare on in dumbfounded disbelief.
, he asks, after several seconds of uncomfortable silence.
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Dr. Strange sits in his sactum sanctorum, musing aloud on the events of the past hour or so. "These heroes are all relatively new...many of them inexperienced...none of them weilding power on a truly cosmic scale, except maybe for the one known as Maelstrom...I don't know why they play into my visions of the events to come..."
A large humanoid creature stands in the shadows behind Stephen Strange. "I think one of them knew I was there with you, Doctor..."
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