DCU-Marvel Universe Story Idea:
Secret War: Part Deux
The last time a superhero team was sent in to attempt to take out Doctor Doom it failed. Not only did it fail but it caused an international incident. It humiliated SHIELD and Nick Fury, since then SHIELD has undergone a serious refit and the new (temporary) Director of SHIELD one Amanda Waller, and her subordinate Maria Hill, are aiming to do the job that Fury couldn't.
The two have put together a new Suicide Squad for the task.
Deathstroke - A mercenary for hire and an Agent of Shield.
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His job is to act as the handler for the team, he is the only one without a failsafe that ensures compliance. He also holds the trigger for the nanite bombs in the other members of the suicide squad.
Bane - The muscle of the group.
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Since his upgrade by the Power Broker Bane's twenty five ton strength will make him an asset.
Frank Castle - Weapons expert.
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Since his resurrection Frank relapsed into his own line of work. Eventually this lead him to a cozy padded room at Black Gate, the Suicide Squad is offering to let him go if he helps with one more job.
The Leader - Tactician and strategist.
The Leader's job is to analyze the Latvarian Embassy's defenses and find a weakness that the Suicide Squad can exploit.
Smuggler - Transportation
Smuggler's job will be to aid the team in the insertion and extraction after the deed has been done.
--- The Plan ---
Assassinate Doctor Doom at the Latvarian Embassy in New York City.
The members of the Suicide Squad will not be captured. There are two fail-safe devices in place should a Suicide Squad member be captured. The first is a protocol which will cause the Suicide Squad member to suffer a severe neural shock that will erase the Squaddie's memories, this will leave the Squad member with the mental faculties of an infant.
Presumably SHIELD has the technology to reverse this. The plan is to recover the incapacitated member and then re-integrate them into the Suicide Squad project. This is the better option in the case of a capture.
The second fail-safe, if the mind wipe does not work, or if it is somehow disabled, is the nano-bombs. These bombs will detonate inside the Squaddie's skull. This will cause tremendous damage to the Squaddie's brain, killing the Squad member instantly.
The Leader estimates that there is a weakness in the Latvarian Embassy's defense grid that has been overlooked. There is a power fluctuation that occurs in the power grid every 72 hours, 16 minutes, and 14 seconds. This causes a one second window of opportunity to bypass the defenses that prohibit teleporatation into the Latvarian Embassy.
His plan is to send in Smuggler with a package. The package in this case being a special "bomb" that needs to be inserted into the Latvarian Embassy's computer system. The "bomb" is a powerful computer virus that is designed to corrupt the target recognition systems on the Embassy's defense grid, causing them to attack any and all targets. The "bomb" also infects any Doombots connected to the wireless network and does the same, but in addition to that it corrupts the Doombot's visual recognition software and also erases the Doombot's language protocols and causes a hardware failure in the Doombot's wireless interface cards.
The "bomb" effectively turns all of the defenses on, in full panic mode, attacking any and all targets, as well as rendering all of the Doombots unable to respond to voice commands or further computer commands. The Doombots will attack each other, the defenses, Doctor Doom himself, as well as anyone else inside the compound. This is designed to cause confusion and panic as well as to weaken Doctor Doom himself.
After that occurs the "bomb" explodes, destroying the proof of it being inserted as well as the computer that was used to insert the code. Smuggler will have exactly one second to insert the USB drive and teleport out. The Suicide Squad is well aware that there is little to no chance of succeeding in this, and it is highly likely that the blast will take him out as well. They don't call it a Suicide Squad for nothing after all.
After that the Squad will attempt a breach of the compound utilizing heavy ordinance. They will attempt to make their way to Doctor Doom and terminate him.
Unfortunately there is a problem.
After the Squad breached the walls and entered, Doom managed to retreat to a sealed room. Here he has managed to send out a distress call to the United States Department of Defense. Doom insists that it is the responsibility for the US to deal with these interlopers on the Latvarian Embassy and threatens that if there is no response that Doom will declare war against the United States of America.
The player characters have been contacted by the DOD, and have been asked to aid in defending the Latvarian Embassy against this attack which could easily result in an international incident. The PC's will have to enter this deathtrap and face off against this current Suicide Squad in an attempt to rescue Doctor Doom and prevent war with Latvaria.
One can lift a rock with pure power, but a pure heart can move mountains.