Lol at this summary of Doom. He’s literally an incel magus.
Powerpuppies wrote: »
I love thinking about this from the perspectives of Carol and Peter. Each decision seems reasonable or better than obvious alternatives but things get out of control so fast.
Carol talked to the wakandans for like three minutes before fighting a super alien to the death!
Jacobkosh wrote: »
"Silver," Vlad says. She drops it and says nothing. He turns back to Peter. "Yes, they are. But they have extremely powerful metahumans under their control and have replaced people all around the world. There is a secret war going on, Peter."
"Oh. Oh wow. And you want my help?"
"I want you on my team. I will not lie to you, Spider-Man. Do you know what I am? I am Victorious. I am convergence." Vlad's eyes glow. "I am a fulcrum, a meeting point of technological, arcane, and dimensional power."
He half turns, his cloak following his arc. "I was stolen from my maker... my Father. My captors tried to rebuild me for their own purposes. Tried to reshape the mind my Father gave me. So when I woke up I didn't know who I was. I lived in fear and as their servant. Fearing death, fearing to lose what little I had gained back of my self, and always as a tool of their machinations.
"But in time..." Vlad pauses. "...In time I learned how to use them as they used me. To lie to them as they lied to me. Granting them the same false victories they did for me. Then, only then, after they thought I was their most loyal of pets, making them think I sacrificed myself for their cause, I left them.
“I did this not because I feared them, but because I saw whom they feared, my Father. They feared him because he saw through their lies and could protect his people without their interference. So I returned to him, a prodigal son, and he welcomed me with open arms. He granted me the power to take fear, use it against those who would try to steal this world. Now he has given me leave to protect this world and I need a team to help me do so. A team of Invincibles. I need your help, Peter."
Silver looks at Vladimir with admiration, smiling.
Peter looks at them and nods. "I'm in."
Vlad takes Peter’s hand. "I have a gift for you. An upgrade, if you will."
"You're.... gonna upgrade my suit?” Peter says. "Dr. Richards gave me this suit."
Victorious uses his sorcerous power and technological upgrades to transfer some of his nano-memetic dermal sheath technology and other stealth upgrades to Peter. They mingle with some of the other nanotechnology that Richards' tech already had in the suit (such as bio-gel nanotech to heal Peter in case of emergency) to create a partially organic, partially mechanical nanotech suit.
Peter's white suit turns black, and the Spider design begins to glow green like other Doomtech.
Spider-Man staggers a bit, looking down at his suit. "...whoa."
Matev wrote: »
To be fair, a modern teenage Peter would absolutely buy into Doom’s message of benevolent dictatorship, especially since they’re treating him like an adult when SHIELD and the FF haven’t been as much. We’ll see how how long that lasts once blood starts flowing.
I appreciate episodes like this cause it feels either like STRIKE’s members in their own monthly/minis, or them crossing over into othersWonderful how hilariously outmatched Shield realizes they are against the multiversal Richards coalition and just know the smart thing is to stay off their turf and keep their heads down.
jakobagger wrote: »
So, skimming the fairly grounded (for comics) spy story on page one and then looking at this page is pretty wtf. Even for comics that seems like a pretty fast acceleration of weirdness in 6 pages.
"The long game here is blackmailing the President of the United States."
"Kiddo, you ever heard of Chernobyl? That was me."
"... Lima, London, Bangkok, Tehran, Bogota, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Baghdad...." Victoria is horrified. "Those are...those are the most populated cities on the planet."
"Jim Hammond. The original Human Torch."
Miles clenches his fist. "I...I am...the godhead made flesh...the nexus of power...!"
"Here we go." Jones leads the team to the Holepunch.
"Julian! Paralyze Captain America!"
"Enough!" Vlad takes flight to attack.
He is reversed.
"They're basically Inhuman Murdering Bots built by the government."
Vlad snaps to attention and stares at Susan.
Franklin looks at Susan. "Oh, uh, hi! We're making things safe!"
The air itself rips asunder, as two forms emerge from the hole in space and time.
Vlad stops. "And kill that one."