Generations: The Animated Adventures - Now it can be told!

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Generations: The Animated Adventures - Now it can be told!

Post by threshel » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:02 pm

Episode 1 “New Heroes for Old Times”:
As most of the world’s meta’s are in the process of tracking down escaped convicts recently broken out of Riker’s Island Penitentiary, Warhawk and Ought stop an in-progress robbery attempt at Metropolis Federal Reserve. They recover millions in gold bullion, but the villain responsible, Tensoldier, escapes. Tracking down the origins of a strange rod they discover among the gold, they discover that this latest in a series of thefts was orchestrated by the notorious Illuminati , an ancient Atlantean order bent on world domination and lead by the infamous Vandal Savage. With aid from new allies Lord Sand and Agent Zero, they track Savage to his underwater base. Unfortunately, before they could discover the villain’s plans, they were jumped by teleported Agents of the Illuminati, including genetically altered Altanteans, and Tensoldier. They are barely able to repel the boarders and prevent the sinking of Agent Zero’s baseship, but they manage to capture Tensoldier, this time making sure they have the original. They turn him over to SCU.

Other stuff:
Sgt. Cara Billings, of the Special Crimes Unit, clears Ought as a potential threat, and becomes his liaison to the SCU. Warhawk has a conversation with Knightwing who notes that the equipment in The Aerie is based on Ultrahumanite/Lexcorp technology. He suggests that Star Labs may be able to help Warhawk with his amnesia.

Episode 2 “Of Mimeographs and Men”:
Barely given time to recover, Warhawk and Ought respond to an alert picked up on the Aerie scanners. The caravan escorting Tensoldier to holding at Riker’s Island has been attacked. Coming on the scene, they find a man seemingly made from a dark-grey stone attempting to bread into the armored truck holding Tensoldier. The SCU has him surrounded, but his stone hide allows him to ignore their fire. While Warhawk lands to confront the man, Ought teleports to a position from which he can get a good look into the truck with his Portal Vision. The stone man runs at Warhawk, but instead of hitting him, grabs a wing instead. With a grating of stone-on-stone, identical wings grow to trail from the stone man’s arms and shoulders. With his flight duplicated, Warhawk is officially introduced to the meta-mercenary, Slate. Knowing he can’t break into the truck, Slate uses his newfound power to fly away with the truck and Tensoldier in it. Ought is waiting, and teleports into the truck, grabbing the sedated and bound Tensoldier and teleporting back out to hand him over to SCU. Slate, bowing to extreme odds, drops the truck and makes his escape on copied wings. After Tensoldier is taken to Riker’s, Warhawk and Ought learn from Sgt. Billings that they’ve connected Tensoldier to the recent breakout at Riker’s, as well as the rash of thefts which targeted only raw material wealth – gold, gems, etc.
A return search of the ocean where they encountered Savage’s HQ’s turns up an empty network of caves. Savage has moved his base.

Other stuff: A visit to Star Labs turns up a startling revelation – Warhawk is the clone of Carter Hall, the hero known as Hawkman. It’s obvious that the deceased Ultra-Humanite was behind it, but his motives died with him at the hands of Superman. Carter Hall’s daughter, Blackhawk, is none to pleased to have a villain-created clone of her dad running around.
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Post by threshel » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:05 pm

Episode 3: "Wake the Dead Redux"
“Good evening, and welcome to WGBS 11 O'Clock News, I'm Snapper Carr. Our lead story tonight comes from WGBS Metahuman Activities Reporter, Allison James. Allison?"

"Thanks, Snapper. Only just recovered from the attempted robbery in late January, the Metropolis Gold Repository on Centennial Park's West Side was the scene of a fire this morning. One that turned out to have a familiar source."


Smoke pours from a stout brick building in the financial district, as the Metropolis Fire Department begins to hook up and lay out its hoses. Through thick smoke the first team turns on its water and begins hosing down the flames spreading on construction equipment just visible outside the repository. They advance methodically, and begin to disappear into the large clouds of steam that rapidly roil from the fire. Just as the last man on the hose is being enveloped, a large silhouette appears out of the smoke and steam, and the entire hose is yanked free from the trunk, sending a wild spray of water uselessly into the air. The firefighters manning the truck try only briefly to turn the water off, and the large silhouette resolves itself into a large charging figure in ragged clothing. They scatter before the white-skinned behemoth as he slams into the truck, flipping it on it's side.

"Solomon Grundy.

At this point, our on-the-ground news team was asked by city officials to evacuate to a safe distance. It appears that Grundy came in search of the gold that was recovered by the new metas Warhawk and Ought, and became angered when he didn't find it. Officials at the Repository had feared a second attempt, and the gold was instead housed at a satellite facility."


Perspective shifts to over the scene as a shaky helicopter camera shows the devastation Grundy has caused. Cranes, dump trucks, and porta-johns lay scattered and ablaze. The camera zooms in on Grundy just as he looks up, apparently noticing something. Following his gaze the camera settles on a winged figure carrying another, and just as the camera focuses on the distinctive armor of Warhawk and the odd-looking Ought, the frame is filled by a flying firetruck, still spraying water. The camera zooms sharply back to catch both the aftermath of the collision, and the furrow the truck digs into Centennial Park's western edge. Warhawk still flies, but Ought falls to land hard on the street, unmoving. He is a strangely thin-waisted man wearing a white full body suit with variously-sized inky black dots moving randomly across its surface. As Warhawk dives to his side, metallic feathers trailing from wide-spread arms, the slowly rotating picture slows to nearly frame-by-frame speed, with the broken firetruck in the upper right, the strange man and Warhawk in the center, and Grundy in the lower left.

"We've slowed the footage at this point to show the arrival of another of Metropolis' newest metas. At normal speed, he is only a streak of color, one that might seem mistakenly familiar to long-term Metropolis residents. However, as will become painfully clear, while he is a Marvel, he is no Man of Steel."

As Warhawk descends frame-by-frame toward his fallen comrade, a blurry figure in blue and gold flies in from the top of the screen, streaking towards Grundy. As he gets closer, he opens his arms as if to scoop up the big zombie and carry him away, but he is met by Solomon's big left hand. The Marvel's head cants awkwardly against the wide palm and his spine compresses painfully. His legs and arms straighten out along Grundy's big arm as the huge fingers curl around his head and shoulders. Suddenly, the picture jumps to normal speed as Grundy slams him into the pavement, cracks radiating several feet out. It seems as if Grundy's hand disappears into the pavement to the wrist, and The Marvel's arms and legs flail at impact. Grundy walks forward dragging the struggling Marvel and shouts at Warhawk, but the words are lost to the roar of helicopter blades. The subtitle at the bottom of the screen says, "Where...Grundy's gold...?"

It is Ought who responds. The still figure seems to fold himself into one of his dots, disappearing, then reappears on a nearby rooftop. He tears another dot free, and flings it like a discus at Grundy, its thin edge tearing a line in the behemoth's sleeve, but little else. Warhawk's distinctive screech comes immediately after, buffeting the zombie. Then, Solomon's left arm shoots up, and him with it as the camera tilts crazily, the pilot of the helicopter swerving to avoid the rapidly ascending pair. Instead of letting go, Grundy clings to the smaller man as if in fear. The camera zooms in on a calm-faced Marvel as he speaks to the wide-eyed zombie, who begins nodding in earnest. After a few moments of this, the two descend slowly to the ground. The three heroes gather around Solomon.

"It appears the metas were negotiating for Grundy's cooperation. Shortly after, Grundy leapt away east off the island, followed shortly after by Warhawk and The Marvel. Ought stayed to update SCU units that were arriving in response to the incident. This would seem to be the end of it, and indeed it is the last of our footage, however..."

The picture changes to a shot of the pretty brunette reporter at night, standing in front of a day-care center with a temporary patch over a section of roof.
"I'm standing in front of the Hob's Bay Kindercare, where hours ago the battle with Solomon Grundy resumed under much more dangerous circumstances. Luckily, a private citizen, under great personal risk, was on hand with his camcorder and we were able to obtain the following footage."

It starts mid-battle, the sounds of screaming children and parents mingling with the squeal of tires. Grainy and shaky, it shows Warhawk mid-screen straining to lower an SUV to the ground without harming it's occupants. Beside him, a black dot six feet in diameter appears in mid-air, Ought and The Marvel stepping through it. Just over the SUV, Grundy can be seen bellowing at the heroes. The Marvel walks forward to confront him, ramrod straight and calm. Grundy reaches out with one hand, grabbing and flinging The Marvel over the big zombie's shoulder like a bride with a bouquet. Twin attacks from Ought and Warhawk lash out, and though Ought's attack again cuts clothing, it does little to Grundy. Warhawk's screech has changed in pitch and timbre from earlier, and this new sound seems to bother Grundy. The behemoth bellows as he covers his ears, then leaps up and clocks Warhawk who sails, limbs trailing chin, over the cameraman and through the roof of the daycare center. The screaming escalates and a glimpse of new panic around the daycare can be seen before the camera swings back to see Grundy leap onto a nearby rooftop. Ought is nowhere in sight. The news highlights the tiny returning figure of The Marvel as Grundy tears an air conditioning unit off of the top of the building and flings it at him. Pieces of metal explode outward from the impact, and again The Marvel sails away, this time to crash into a high-rise office building.
The news again highlights a figure in the distance, a feminine form with outstretched wings.

"At their worst moment, help arrives from the Justice League. Responding to an SCU alert, Blackhawk lends some aid to the city's newest metas."

The black-clad woman swoops in, her hereditary mace glittering with energy. Ducking under Grundy's swipe, she connects with his chin, and his big head snaps back. The two combatants prepare to strike again as a huge black dot appears between them. It tilts and spins, falling flat. Taken completely by surprise, Grundy and Blackhawk disappear. Ought unfolds where they stood, and pulls a dot off of himself and hangs it in mid-air. The returning Marvel streaks through it, as does a recovered Warhawk. Ought steps through and the dot collapses. The footage ends, and the reporter is back on camera.

"From the report filed to the SCU, Grundy was teleported to Salem, Massachusetts, where the combined effort of Blackhawk, Warhawk, The Marvel, and Ought subdued him at the base of Dr. Fate's tower. As of this report, Solomon Grundy is now literally in the hands of fate. The SCU and the Metropolis D.A.'s Office have both stated an intention to negotiate with Dr. Fate concerning the disposition of the alleged zombie. They have made it clear that they want Grundy back at Rikers Island Penitentiary, to serve out the remainder of his multiple life sentences." The camera pans out to show the Kindercare behind the reporter. "The administrators of the Hob's Bay Kindercare told me earlier that Warhawk, Ought, and The Marvel returned to help, and were responsible for the temporary patch in the ceiling. They also confirmed that although there were some injuries, there were no deaths here at the daycare." The shot tightens again. "And finally, Blackhawk gave an impromptu press conference on the steps of SCU Headquarters."

The steps of the SCU building at dusk, covered in reporters, with Blackhawk gamely trying to make her way through. She's tall, with large, black-feathered wings and costume. The familiar Nth-metal mace hangs at her side. Her skin is the color of light coffee, and thick auburn hair spills over her shoulders from behind her hawk-mask. She is a towering presence, and is using every ounce of it to try to get past the reporters. They're having none of it, and won't give her the space to spread her wings. They flutter in irritation as the questions fly at her.
"Are the rumors about you and Nuklon true?"
"Atom-Smasher. And no, they're not. We're just colleagues."
"Do you think the Justice League's global policy distances themselves from the people they supposedly protect?"
Flutter. "We go where we're needed."
"Does the Justice League ever get tired of saving other metas?"
Flutter snap. She leans in to the reporter who asked the question, eyes glittering. "I suppose that's your clever way of getting me to say I saved the day today? Let's get one thing straight: The Marvel and his allies saved you today. I merely assisted in a serious situation. Grundy doesn't learn fast, but he's had nearly 70 years of fighting the best of us to do it. Anyone willing to stand in his way deserves your respect."
"Why didn't you name Warhawk just now? Isn't he a member of the 'Hawk Family'?"
Her lips draw thin as her wings finally find the room to spread. "No comment."
One leap and a flap that flutters reporters clothing, and she's gone.
"Back to you, Snapper."
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Post by Iron Poet » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:15 pm

Wheeeee!!!!

Quote of the session (IMHO): "Umm... here's your figure." (We had been using Heroclix figs for our characters, and during the scene where Grundy tosses the Marvel off screen, the GM said that as he handed me the 'clix fig I had been using).

That said, I had a lot of fun learning the system 'hands-on' (finally). :) MUCH faster than Champions (though it still holds a special place for me)!
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Post by threshel » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:19 pm

Iron Poet wrote:Wheeeee!!!!

Quote of the session (IMHO): "Umm... here's your figure." (We had been using Heroclix figs for our characters, and during the scene where Grundy tosses the Marvel off screen, the GM said that as he handed me the 'clix fig I had been using).

That said, I had a lot of fun learning the system 'hands-on' (finally). :) MUCH faster than Champions (though it still holds a special place for me)!
Heehee. I started by putting the figure in the kitchen (we were in the dining room). "Ok, here's where you land." But didn't want to have to get back up again to get it when he super-flew back in the next round.
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Post by Bretbo » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:15 pm

Superhero pinball it was and fun to boot! It really was as cool as the write-up sounds; Grundy is a beast! I was particularily impressed by Oughts idea to send Grundy to Doc Fates Tower and away from the city (and day-care centers... :oops: ).

F.Y.I.: were looking for 1 or 2 more players for this game in the DC area(check Player Locator Section)... heck, I live an hour away from Thres and the trip is well worth it! For those not living in the area, an hour might not sound far, but with DC traffic it sometimes feels like 3 hours! Again, still worth it.

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Post by Piratecat » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:33 pm

I love the interview. :D

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Post by threshel » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:09 am

Bretbo wrote:Grundy is a beast!
Give yourself a pat on the back! We made a monster.
Bretbo wrote: I was particularily impressed by Oughts idea to send Grundy to Doc Fates Tower and away from the city (and day-care centers... :oops: ).
So was I. Great use of a hero point. Ought's player said he chose that spot because it was the "furthest away I've been." It's true. Ought's kinda new to the world.
Bretbo wrote: F.Y.I.: were looking for 1 or 2 more players for this game in the DC area(check Player Locator Section)... heck, I live an hour away from Thres and the trip is well worth it! For those not living in the area, an hour might not sound far, but with DC traffic it sometimes feels like 3 hours! Again, still worth it.
Thank you. I linked the player wanted thread in my sig.
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Post by threshel » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:10 am

Piratecat wrote:I love the interview. :D
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Post by Iron Poet » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:49 am

Bretbo wrote:Superhero pinball it was and fun to boot! It really was as cool as the write-up sounds; Grundy is a beast! I was particularily impressed by Oughts idea to send Grundy to Doc Fates Tower and away from the city (and day-care centers... :oops: ).
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I was thinking about that, too. That WAS a really good idea! :) The line about 'furthest away I've been' was great, too, for exactly the reason threshel mentioned. So very in character!

Incidentally, are our intrepid heroes going to have a press conference of their own at any time? Do we need to get more 'in the limelight' first? (Marvel has some things he wants to address about Blackbird's conference). ;)
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Post by threshel » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:21 am

Iron Poet wrote:Incidentally, are our intrepid heroes going to have a press conference of their own at any time? Do we need to get more 'in the limelight' first? (Marvel has some things he wants to address about Blackbird's conference). ;)
That's completely up to you. :)
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:51 am

Iron Poet wrote:(Marvel has some things he wants to address about Blackbird's conference).
Blackhawk.

Want to make sure you get that name right... for some reason I think it's pretty cool. :wink:
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Post by Iron Poet » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:55 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Iron Poet wrote:(Marvel has some things he wants to address about Blackbird's conference).
Blackhawk.

Want to make sure you get that name right... for some reason I think it's pretty cool. :wink:
Whoops! Yeah, that was a slip. :)
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Post by threshel » Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:51 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Iron Poet wrote:(Marvel has some things he wants to address about Blackbird's conference).
Blackhawk.

Want to make sure you get that name right... for some reason I think it's pretty cool. :wink:
Hi Blackhawk!
I was wondering if you'd see this thread, considering. Hope you enjoyed it. Have you seen/read Byrne's Generations? I think Blackhawk mostly appears in Gen II, but even then, not very much. I've been having a lot of fun filling the gaps, much to Bretbo's dismay.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:59 pm

threshel wrote:Hi Blackhawk!
I was wondering if you'd see this thread, considering. Hope you enjoyed it. Have you seen/read Byrne's Generations?
I did enjoy it! Honestly, if I was going to run or play in any "established" universe, I think DC-Animated would have to be it.

No, I haven't read Generations, but I may have seen it. Don't know. Maybe I'm thinking of the Justice League episode in the future. :?
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Post by Bretbo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:07 pm

Blackhawk wrote:No, I haven't read Generations, but I may have seen it. Don't know. Maybe I'm thinking of the Justice League episode in the future. :?
The JLU of Batman Beyond had Warhawk as a member. I'm playing a Warhawk, but not that one. Not even close. I played this character in GURPS Supers game back in the early 1990's; long before the ep. ever aired. Blackhawk is The Golden Age Hawkman's daughter or granddaughter (can't remember which; may have never been revealed).
threshel wrote:I've been having a lot of fun filling the gaps, much to Bretbo's dismay.
My character's life is slowly turning into a episode of Smallville. But I suppose I asked for it. :)

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