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1/9 c4 dantezess
Yeah...she deserved this. Shouldn't have been so picky with her powers. Now she has to settle for being a basic bitch human(because peak human is still human.)
1/8 c16 Alexander D. Traips
WHY!? Why stop there? Please finish the bonus chapter?
12/4/2022 c1 Guest
Okay I just reread the intro inside the part where it said reading past page 200 of the other story obviously I don't know the name I need the mistake of thinking that this story also had 200 pages oh well but still pick up the damn story and finish it
12/4/2022 c16 Guest
Yeah I like this story there are not that many stories in which Danny Hebert also gets powers and it's always fun when it happens and the team up is with his daughter bad place to stop pick up the story
11/28/2022 c16 Guest
Synthdroid gynoid all races/species

Reborn as noble abhumans-Dwarf/Giant
Beast(flora-Jack o Lantern)(chimera/kaiju)/Golem-robot cyborg)folk/ogre/troll Heroes of the Storm

bacteria/plague insect/swarms bird/flocks armies/chimeramen/dragonmen wear cities as crowns crew fleets of spaceships size changing dragons/chimera/kaiju

Orks become Krork- Maestro/Leader/Doc Green/Professor/Green Scar/Sakaarson/Nul “Breaker of Worlds” as well as Hobgoblin/Demogoblin

Eldar become Asurai organic Amazos/ Warhammer Fantasy Elves

Krork-Maestro/Leader/Professor/Doc Green/Doc Samson/Green Scar/Sakaarson/Nul “Breaker of Worlds” as well as Hobgoblin/Demogoblyn, Eldar become Azurai Magno organic Amazos/Brother Grimm Warhammer Fantasy Elves, A/ErakylonCelestial-halfangel-half devil demoness, Fairy/Pixie/NegaSpyte/Genie, Gnome, arch/uber/ultragremlin/demiimp-antifairy, replicae (genetic diversity different races and genders) perfect human (captain America/Nick Fury/Cable) clone, enhance (cybernetic brains) completely under thrall Symbioids Justice Titans-Supermartian/Rann/(Skorp Von Warstar)Adam Strage-John Carter/Flash Gordon, Wonderhawk, Aquaorion, Alakazam-Captain Marvel/Shazam/Zatara-Doc Fate(Wyrd)Mandrake, Bat-Lantern, Zauriel, Superdemon, Squad Superman (Earth 14/33/13)

Kong Khan

Goa'uld drone

Sandworm Kwisatz Haderach

Kopy Kat

Splyce

Lightning Bug sized dragon (shapeshift insect/bird/giant) swarms taser/laser/phazer/electromagnetic spectrumZerg/Tyranids/Kaiju/Kaijin

Rao's familiars- Flamebird and Nightwing Angelus Warriors: combined Shadowflamewing/Imperium of Mankind Double psyber Eagle egg/sunstone; Rao (god of the sun), Cythonna (goddess of ice) Yuda (goddess of the moon), Telle (god of wisdom), Mordo (god of strength), and Lorra (goddess of beauty)

Familiars- Wolves, Scratch-9-Gyrinx-Sabretooth/Witch familiar/pharaoh-Alley-Kat-Abra (Sleen),Ravens (American Eagle), Monkey, Alicorn, Gryphon, (Black, White, Gray, Rainbow) Phoenix,

Phaethon and Savitar, the sun dogs (dragons-insect to cat to Kaiju sized)- born out of Solaris' own nuclear furnace, and heir to his hydrogen-fueled power and fury

Octus, the eight-dimensional cephalopod - from the bottom of the seas of neptune. While it is impossible for creatures limited to a three-dimensional perception of the universe to fully understand his powers, his weird limpet grenades have proven to be most effective weapons.

Wormhole - unfathomable denizens of the black gulfs between stars, with the ability to bend space and time to his command

Prime Eight

Copy foes eight times eight times as strong/fast/smart for everyone falls eight take place

Cathay Monkey King
Jokaero

Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys
Beppo
General Grodd
Ultrahumanite
Ghouloon

Pr(i/y)m-8

Takusatsu

Kaiju/Kaijin Queen

Ultrapack
Jackal
Hyena-(cat like)
Fox
Wolf
Dingo
Coyote

Great Cats and Felids

Sabre
Nemean

tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard, as well as the non-pantherine cheetah and cougar

tiger (Panthera tigris), Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), serval (Leptailurus serval), cougar (Puma concolor), fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), Asian golden cat (Catopuma temminckii), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), and European wildcat (Felis silvestris)

Chimeras-canine/feline/raptor-bird-dino-dragonsnake tail

K Niner copy self and foes nine times and nine for each of them and nine for each of them and every time self and copy falls nine take their place

K-Niner

Shadowwolf

Thunderwolf

Spayed

Lethal Lizard Dragon chimera combined Lethal Lizards

Space Pie-Rat
Shmoo
Gold Fleece Cornucopia Abunducia Prospera Nymph

Vetvix

Steel/Starlight/Vaporlock/Engineer

Panthra-Storm-Arkon/Dracula/Doom/Loki Stormbreaker hammer/Man Ape/White Wolf/Killmonger

Myth Mistress

Chemical/nuclear/biological attack personal/vehicle/building forcefield

symbioid

Dawn/Melog-Despara Hellskull

Nightflame/Mirabai/Matrix/Satin Satan (Santa) Girl/Ms. Gsptlsnz, Gzntplzk

Blithe/Twilight/Majesty/Zealot

Barda/Bekka/Knockout/Maxima

Theana

Zarda/Thundra

Zamaron

Belinda Zee, Supra/Ultra/Ubergirl, Superior Girl, Divine, Nuclear (Wo)Men, Bizarros-stronger, Smarter, faster, tougher, better looking than Supes

Insect Queen Bee

Astarte/Veronica Cale Theana, Paula/Gerta von Gunther, Dr. Cyber, Dr. Poison, Bruna-Brunhilde, Gudra/Gundra, Deva, Dark Angel, Deathbringer, Grail, Queen of Fables, Questing Queen, Savanna, Power Tower, Purrsia, Crow Children

Scorch Fernus
Blaze

Queen Desira

Hephaestus guns/lasers wonderdome shield spaceship rainbow laser guns

sword carve electron off an atom

Purple Healing Ray/Mental Radio

Wonder Woman One Million

Transportation
Invisible Spacecraft made by Harmony and Charity
Weapons
Harmony and Charity: Wonder Woman wields a pair of bracers with an AI in them that could create Energy Construct Creation Force Field indestructible force-field objects like shields and swords in addition to providing tactical advice.

Arda Moore

Ekostone

Fortnite Phone/Motherbox Electoo app for all

Exobytes/(mech)Zerg/Tyranids

Yuuzhan Vong/Flowers of Krakoa/Phalanx/Superego seed

Fortress of Solitude-Sunstone (Kole)

Wonderdome Swan Fleet/Sunstone/Fortress of Solitude(Kole)/New Themyscira/Thalarion/Mythlands-Cosmopolitan, Multiethnic/Omniethnic/Citizenry of the Empire of the Silver Snake/Zerox/Skartaris/ the Living Dinosaur Island/The Centre/Kooey Kooey Kooey/Nth Metal/Mother Box-Element X-Celestial City War World

Asteroid M(s)-Krakoa mysterium/Arrako/Okkara Amenth- Savageland(s), Danger/Cerebra, Planet X Attilan(Zero-Techno-organic-Technoarchy, Phalanx, Barbuda, Builders Mulitple Man

X-Lantis

Antimatter Earth 3 Luthor

Edison Rex

Natasha Engineer/Steel/Starlight/Vaporlock and Rescue?

Steel Sentinel of Liberty

Tony Wayne/Bruce Stark

Xanatos-Gargoyle (Steel/Iron Clan, Talon Commandos, Thailog Shock Troops; Ultimate Archmage familiar)

Hank Scorpio Be fair to employees, consumers, and the environment
Pennybags
Warbucks
McDuck

Doc Savage/Axel Brass/Tarzan-Ka-Zar/Nick Fury-James Bond/Shadow Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston/Reed Richards/Indianna Jones pilot/Benton Quest/Heroic Fu Manchu-Mandarin/Ra's al Ghul

Century Babies
Jenny Quarx/Quanum/Fractal
11/30/2022 c16 Sebine
what the fuck
this is awesome
11/24/2022 c2 Guest
"I want everyone to be have everything. Food, shelter, love, happiness, the works. But we can't have everything. And because I'm in charge, sometimes I have to decide between two competing needs. Sometimes there's not enough money to go around, and I have to sacrifice someone's happiness so their neighbour won't starve. I try to be nice about it, when I can. I don't rob banks to feed the hungry, or push fat people in front of runaway trolleys. But sometimes I have to make an exception. You're so powerful, the tiniest mistakes you make can ripple across the world. At some point, I have to draw the line. Your happiness, or a thousand lives. Maybe ten thousand. Maybe a billion. Who knows?"

"I'm all for ending poverty and starvation, but I think the best way to start is right here at home. The damage caused by the Endbringers is nothing compared to the World Wars, and yet we're buckling rather than pushing back, because the middle class was our backbone and we lost it. The rising tide carries all boats."

They were the best place for a garden variety, bank robbery-foiling, kitten-rescuing superhero. The only reason I could sleep at night was the knowledge that strict regulations, metric tonnes of oversight, and effective filing systems stood between me and an overzealous teenager in tights accidentally vaporising my house in the name of justice.

At the same time, it really wasn't the best use of my time. The recidivism rate among supervillains was pretty near 100%, and only the worst of the worst got the Birdcage, making law enforcement more of a band-aid than a solution. Unfortunately, not being the cleverest negotiator, it occurred to me just a moment too late that in this case I might have been better off keeping that particular opinion to myself.

Presently, I found myself saying: "and so it's really all about the economy. Supervillains crop up in droves in blighted areas, whereas countries with comparatively low poverty rates like Sweden produce correspondingly fewer supervillains. What's really cool about that is that about half of all Swedish superheroes actually operate out of Denmark, which has a much higher crime rate. Even if it's only Brockton Bay that gets revitalised, cities all over the US would benefit from the superheroes who move on to, ah, less green pastures. We can already see that happening with Boston, though I guess you'd know that, since, um - anyways, that's why I think I'd really be doing more to help crime by working in industry."

Alright, but by your own admission, poverty is what gives villains the chance to establish themselves. Without those poor areas full of desperate people to sell drugs to, and a huge unemployed population to draw henchmen from, they can't normalise supervillainy, or even make it profitable for themselves. And like a third or two thirds of all villains who are arrested break out of prison, so fighting crime with violence doesn't solve anything permanently. You might eventually get rid of the really bad ones, but mostly you just keep fighting the same people over and over, until you or they retire and get replaced by new blood. Unless you stop the replacements."

Piggot pinched the bridge of her nose. "I'll be frank with you: you're too young for this. Your entire position is contingent on it being possible for one person to revitalise an entire economy, and furthermore that you could do that quickly enough to see any improvement before the Endbringers wipe us out. The truth is that most plans fail, and most plans that succeed are partial successes at best. The notion that your very first attempt, likely the first thing you ever do without a parent or a teacher looking over your shoulder, will be so successful as to singlehandedly save an entire city from economic stagnation, is arrogant in the extreme. You need experience. You need to learn the ins and outs of your powers, and don't tell me you already have, because I've been doing this a lot longer than you and I can tell you right now that you've got at least three surprises waiting for you down that road as an absolute minimum, probably a lot more. You need to learn about people and organisations, and you need to meet a supervillain face to face and ask yourself, 'would he burn down my train station just to make the paper?' When you've done that, maybe you'll be ready to save the world."

"What, so the celestial bureaucracy is going to come down from on high and screw up my plans because I'm too young? Last I checked there was no Second Law of Thermo-Too-Young-To-Accomplish-Anything-Worthwhile. Capes have only existed for a few decades, and as far as I know no one's ever had a power like mine, so excuse me if I'd rather try to innovate a bit than defer to a tradition that's barely older than I am. I once accelerated a rock so fast it left Earth's gravity well and I'm pretty confident I could knock Venus into Mercury like a billiard ball if I worked at it, so maybe I'm a little bit arrogant, but I'd find it pretty embarrassing if I played it safe until I was twenty and only then found out that my first idea would've worked and I'd just wasted five years twiddling my thumbs."

And then the world ended, because I was too busy playing cops and robbers to save it, I added silently.

"And if you're wrong, and your plans don't just fail, but backfire? I've seen that as well, even with the best of intentions."

"Backfire? First of all, every time anyone does anything new, someone says it's going to lead to the end of civilisation, and so far civilisation seems pretty un-ended. Doomsaying is practically a tradition at this point. Secondly, what I'm doing is just straight-up adding something to society. We won't use as much gasoline or as many vehicles on shipping, so we can use them for something else. Pure efficiency gains. It's not some kind of zany scheme, it's econ 101. How could that possibly backfire?"

"Well, for starters," said Piggot, "there are about two or three million truck drivers in the US. That's a few million jobs destroyed in one go."

"Jobs are not a commodity," I snapped. Now we were on my turf, since I was the one who'd had this discussion a few thousand times. "You can't eat them, you can't build a bridge out of them. They're a means for distributing wealth, and that's all. Those truck drivers did a job that created so and so much wealth, and now I can do that job for them, which means they can do a different job that creates more wealth. Net gain. It's the same thing that happened when we went from peasant farmers to factory workers, where nine out of every ten farmers was replaced by a machine. We didn't get a 90% unemployment rate, we got ten times richer."

"But no one is starving," said Piggot, "at least not in the US, and by your own admission there are enough desperate people to keep the drug trade flowing. That would seem to suggest that there's already enough to go around, and that having the means for distributing wealth is a very real problem."

"Once I set up my network, everything will get cheaper. Food, steel, laptops, you name it. That increases everyone's buying power, and at the same time it lets people start businesses that might not be viable if commodities were more expensive. That'll more than make up for the loss in shipping jobs."

"How sure are you? You're of the opinion that more poverty means more supervillains, so what do you suppose three million unemployed buys us in civic disorder? Suppose it takes ten years for the benefits to manifest. Suppose that they do manifest, but by the time they do the extra supervillains have lowered everyone's buying power and made people too unsure to start new businesses, meaning we're back where we started. How positive can you possibly be that putting every long-haul trucker in the country out of work won't have any negative consequences?"

"So do you expect me to just do nothing? I don't see anyone else trying to do anything, and if someone doesn't do something soon we might actually be looking at the end of civilisation, for real this time. Population is going down for the first time in forever, and with it production, military power, number of new capes, and everything else we need to save ourselves from the Endbringers!"

"I don't expect you to do nothing." Piggot opened her briefcase and took out a sheet of paper, and laid it in front of me. It was a contract, one page, in plain English. "But I don't imagine this portal business will take up so much of your time that you can't do two things."

I got to my feet. "Why does everyone insist on glorifying violence? What evidence do we have that wilfully inflicting suffering on people we don't like is actually helping anything at all? Do we think that if we just punch them hard enough, all the shortsightedness will fall out of the backs of their skulls and they'll become productive members of society? Either kill them all or leave them be, either way I'm on board, but don't try to draft me into some sort of stupid war against a bunch of idiot gangsters with superpowers!"

"Just as well," Piggot said. "I don't think that's quite how you feel, unless you were only sparing my feelings earlier when you suggested that the Protectorate was only inefficient, not completely ineffective. However, I have a theory, that at some point at the beginning of this you wanted something, and hoped you might be able to get it without joining the Wards, and though you've long since lose track of how you were supposed to get there you've persisted because you wouldn't feel quite right leaving without it. Is that about right?"

"Maybe I did," I said, and my voice came out a lot angrier than I'd expected it to. "But if I ever thought that I could make any sort of deal with you, apparently I was completely wrong, because you obviously aren't the negotiating type. Well, neither am I, so I guess I'm about done here."

She'd then paused and briefly got into a rant about how it was every person's responsibility to vote, and to join a union if at all possible. Something about how individuals couldn't be expected to dedicate every moment of their lives to a cause, but an organization could do that easily and far more efficiently.

All in all, Amy wasn't quite sure what to think about Taylor Hebert.

Her power was creepy, she demanded money for her services, she wouldn't piss on a CEO on fire but would actively fight for workers' rights, and her answer to Amy not saving the only remaining family she had left had been-...

It was like she'd been more worried that Amy would feel bad about not having helped, than she'd been upset about the idea that Amy had chosen not to be at the hospital at the time. Amy had even tried to provoke her by admitting that she'd probably just been slacking off in her room that week, and Taylor had just-...

Taylor had just kept telling her that Amy wasn't responsible for saving the world.

If she had the power to literally save the entirety of the world from certain destruction? Then alright, refusing to show up was kind of a dick-move. But if she needed to basically kill herself in order to use that power? Then she could do whatever the fuck she wanted.

Everyone may have a responsibility to try to leave the world a slightly better place than they'd found it, but making the world a better place wasn't exactly something that could be measured. Perhaps your role was just to make sure that your pets were safe and happy.

It didn't matter if Panacea could heal people, because even if she could do it, that didn't mean that she had an obligation to do it. Or rather, just because she could do something once didn't mean that she had any kind of obligation to dedicate the rest of her life to doing it forever.

So yeah, maybe Panacea could've swooped in and saved her dad, but she hadn't. It didn't really matter if she was saving lives elsewhere, or napping in front of the TV, or getting high on weed. Panacea had her own life, and demanding that she dedicate it to saving just one more person was basically just a slippery slope until Taylor was demanding that the girl single-handedly save the entire planet.

Even doctors had different shifts. They weren't always at the hospital. Or, at least, they shouldn't be. Taylor wouldn't be surprised to find a bunch of doctors being forced to work themselves to death at the whims of some rich person going on about 'lean production', or whatever bullshit they were spewing out these days.

The point was that people were more than their jobs. And so demanding that people somehow drop everything in their lives just to get to work? No. Just no.

And no, that didn't somehow stop being a shitty thing just because you added a few more numbers to their salary. Taylor was very aware of the importance of unions, and she was equally aware of why business-owners were so obsessed with discrediting them.

Why bother with safety-measures that cost money, when you could just replace the people who got killed with new people? It wasn't like workers were really 'people' after all. Not in any way that actually mattered.

So again, seeing Panacea almost begging her to blame her for her dad's death, just because she hadn't been there to save him?

Sometimes, it was so easy to forget that Panacea was barely a few years older than herself. She'd always seemed like some kind of untouchable saint, or something. But right then, all Taylor could imagine was what it must've felt like to deliver the news that someone had died.

How many people had Panacea been unable to save? She couldn't do brains, after all. How many times had she been screamed at for failing to save someone's loved one?

In the face of that, Taylor couldn't-...

Even if Panacea was rude and kind of mean, even if she'd make a perfect scapegoat, Taylor couldn't blame her at all.

Prosperity through altruism

Use such tools as

Compassion, empathy, kindness, charity, mercy, honor, duty, justice

Community service, civic duty, citizenship, sense of obligation to future generations

If you don't champion individual human rights do you have the right to call yourself a democratic republican

If you only stick to your principles when they are convenient to you you're amoral if you stick to them regardless of the suffering of others you are worse

Half the poor plus one hate other poor more than oppressors

heroes are at best a stay of execution

starving or malnutrition suffer disease

these are tortures

Cruel and unusual punishment

Starving or at least malnutrition or lack of some kind of healthcare for either disease or injury is slow but certain death

Roads, hospitals, universities, infrastructure in general

Even if whole of humanity unanimously elected supreme dictator autocrat for life would still need communications, logistics, and bureaucracy

Has she made any demands of the government, either of Brockton Bay or the United States?"

"No, but —"

"Has she extorted money or favors from the citizens of the city?"

Hannah sighed. "No."

"Has she attempted to establish her own system of law and order?"

"No."

"Has she disrupted the economy of the city through direct action?"

"No."

"I haven't laid claim to law and order,

I haven't usurped the lawful authority of the duly elected government, either of the United States or Brockton Bay. I haven't taken territory or extorted protection payments from the local citizenry. I haven't disrupted the city's economy

Cities burned, continents sank, dozens of alternative worlds rendered uninhabitable by humanity

The heroes failed the people and the villains succeeded

Corrupt and/or incompetents elected and reelecting democracy

Government/military/heroes failed

Oh it was better than the warlordism, cults of personalities, supervillains

Even those who tried to live up to nobleese oblige those who were competent enough to keep civilization or at least its trappings were few and far between

But Taylor/Skitter/Weaver/Khepri was Cincinnatus she saved humanity and gave power back to the people

We elected those incompetents and/or crooks

I never voted for...

Doesn't matter majority wins if you don't like it put on a demonstration or become a fanatic

Underdeveloped critical thinking skills

Brainwashed and indoctrinated as children

Elect and keep reelecting corrupt and/or incompetent authorities

Bureaucracy, logistics, communication

Ideal autocrat

So some lived up to nobleese oblige doesn't make hereditary aristocracy/oligarchy/plutocracy any less despicable

Yes democracy and freedom is often achieved/restored by armed forces but they can only ask for pension and paid leave the rights of the worker food/shelter/healthcare/education never pride

Injury, cancer, and/or other diseases inducing unsafe working conditions

Pension for sterilization

Alcohol, tobacco, cars, and junk food kill far more people

It was the Marquis who brought peace to the city, it was the Marquis' rules that allowed normal people to live normal lives. It wasn't until a group of power hungry vigilantes took him down that the PRT dared to show their faces in this city! And then the PRT FAILED! They FAILED to curtail Allfather and now those NAZI SCUM are INFESTING the Bay."

Other modern democracies have legal but controlled and regulated drugs and prostitution as well as social programs healthcare and welfare

Everyone should have symbioid/exobytes

Food, shelter, healthcare, education

Logistics, bureaucracy, communication

Not all the heroes are really heroes and not all the villains are all that bad even if some of them are horrible

No heroes, villains, or monsters just heroic, villainous, or monstrous acts

A madman could get you and your family with kitchen knife and destroy all you own and love any and everyday

A few good apples don't save a basket full of rot

And lets not pretend no innocents died when Dresden was bombed

Leviathan slowly but certainly killed global shipping
11/24/2022 c1 Guest
Corrupt and/or incompetent authorities who screwed it all up

The shards screw with peoples heads and seek out conflict

On top of trauma the shards give you want you think you want in the worst possible way

Choose the worst of us at our lowest

So there is no using tinker tech to improve society medically or arcology building and farming and the environment because they are there to make things worse

Maybe all powers like that

Conflict is apparently more interesting to read about for most people than post bio/cyber solar punk post scarcity still I want to read about it

Some think if it goes on like this it's not going to be any different than if aliens conquered/enslavevd humanity we'd be bred to be like dogs who genetically worship our masters as work/herd/guard/attack/lap/etc dogs

Survive-flight/eat/fight/mate THIS is who we are at our core we can't control our nature but we can control our actions

Sythdroid hench dies becomes two (max one thousand for balance) becomes fire team, squads, and sections, companies, platoons, and regiments, they cover entire continents entire worlds, behind them roar and howl the engines of battle tanks war machines so massive they crush mountains to dust beneath their treads, ships and attack craft blot out the sun

Some will root for the underdog no matter what heroes don't punch down

Amy far more good as part time research assistant than first responder

Vicky more good as construction worker for habitat for humanity than superhero

Canned hunt rich kids pretending to be great white hunter

It's staying with an abusive spouse/friend because have no life skills or can't admit made a mistake with narcissistic sociopathic idiot some change for either better or worse

Some can only validate their own existence by grinding someone else beneath their heel

Some can only see the fight in front of them

Winning a duel is not winning a battle is not winning a war is not winning peace

Call out ten paces and try to kill like civilized human beings

There is always someone better fighting like a weakling is just common sense

For the law binds the mighty.

The law sets free the powerless and defends them from the cruel.

For we are not dumb beasts that know only the way of tooth and claw. Mercy. Justice. Duty. Those things we know

In the name of Justice. Of Law. Of Civilization

We Rise

Not always true. There had been more than a few times that the law was used to bind the weak and empower the ruthless. But this was the ideal, the thing that people aspired to.

We the people

As above, so below

And you’re the youngest and weakest?

Laws exist to bring prosperity to those under them

Other modern democracies social programs regulated controlled drugs and prostitution

Luddites always lose

See the enemy you should respect not the enemy you despise hating them doesn't make them weaker or less intelligent neither blind self to the flaws of those you love

No fight is ever truly fair the opponent of one or an army will have better arms or armor, training or experience, tactics or strategies, or skill and talent, more comrades, or just luck

There is a fine line between courage and stupidity if a stupid plan works it doesn't make it any less stupid you just got lucky, there is always someone stronger/smarter/faster/sneakier and so on so learning to fight like a weakling is simply common sense

Duty is to the people if it was just a constant duels deciding everything

Just because they aren't a threat to the heroes doesn't mean they can't destroy civilization or lessen the quality of life of the common people

Clever assassination or attrition

Everyone should have Symbioid duplicate a dozen like thoughtforms

Some think if it goes on like this it's not going to be any different than if aliens conquered/enslavevd humanity we'd be bred to be like dogs who genetically worship our masters as work/herd/guard/attack/lap/etc dogs

Survive-flight/eat/fight/mate THIS is who we are at our core we can't control our nature but we can control our actions

Sythdroid hench dies becomes two (max one thousand for balance) becomes fire team, squads, and sections, companies, platoons, and regiments, they cover entire continents entire worlds, behind them roar and howl the engines of battle tanks war machines so massive they crush mountains to dust beneath their treads, ships and attack craft blot out the sun

Kthanid
Time Clocks- transcend time and space Goldeneye (pocket)watch hyperspace weapons and gadgets flying castle tank (jet/submarine/spacecraft)/suit (White Shadow-symbioid/Spawn/Angelus Warriors/thoughtforms)- Avengers One Million BC-Panther(fauna/chimera/kaiju), Thor, Sorcerer Supreme, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist (Cap America), Phoenix (Cap Marvel), Starbrand, Hulk, Iron Man

Battery sized cold fusion power cities across planet

Reborn as noble abhumans-Dwarf/Giant
Beast(flora-Jack o Lanter)(chimera/kaiju)/Golem-robot cyborg)folk/ogre/troll Heroes of the Storm/Starfinder

Spelljammer

TF2/Fortnite

Orks become Krork- Maestro/Leader/Doc Green/Professor/Green Scar/Sakaarson/Nul “Breaker of Worlds” as well as Hobgoblin/Demogoblin

Eldar become Asurai organic Amazos/ Warhammer Fantasy Elves

Krork-Maestro/Leader/Professor/Doc Green/Doc Samson/Green Scar/Sakaarson/Nul “Breaker of Worlds” as well as Hobgoblin/Demogoblyn, Eldar become Azurai Magno organic Amazos/Brother Grimm Warhammer Fantasy Elves, A/ErakylonCelestial-halfangel-half devil demoness, Fairy/Pixie/NegaSpyte/Genie, Gnome, arch/uber/ultragremlin/demiimp-antifairy, replicae (genetic diversity different races and genders) perfect human (captain America/Nick Fury/Cable) clone, enhance (cybernetic brains) completely under thrall Symbioids Justice Titans-Supermartian/Rann/(Skorp Von Warstar)Adam Strage-John Carter/Flash Gordon, Wonderhawk, Aquaorion, Alakazam-Captain Marvel/Shazam/Zatara-Doc Fate(Wyrd)Mandrake, Bat-Lantern, Zauriel, Superdemon, Squad Superman (Earth 14/33/13)

Oxy-chew/Ninja Gum
Sythdroid hench dies becomes two (maximum one thousand for balance) becomes fire team, squads, and sections, companies, platoons, and regiments, they cover entire continents entire worlds, behind them roar and howl the engines of battle tanks war machines so massive they crush mountains to dust beneath their treads, ships and attack craft blot out the sun

Skins no two exactly alike enough genetic diversity gender and color

General Industrious

Scientific facts are true and denying them for corporate greed only gets people killed

Corporations being allowed to run every industry and infiltrate every facet of life is a recipe for disaster — especially when it comes to public safety — and they should always be made to know their limits. At the same time, corporations exist for a reason and are made up of people, not cartoon villains (even if the people at top can be greedy jerks) and "tearing down the system" instead of fixing it will lead to just as much death and horror as letting them run rampant.

More upset won't kill them

Nurture means teaching to take care of themselves and praising when earned and scolding not shaming when deserved

Horokoth/Zoar/Serpos

Krakoa/Superego/Phalanx seeds

Techno Organic Jungle virus Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda

Telefloronics

Asteroid M(s)-Krakoa- Savageland(s), Danger, Planet X Attilan(Zero-Techno-organic-Technoarchy, Phalanx, Barbuda, Builders

Yuuzhan Vong biots/Star Forge

Miniature thundercloud engine
Bug Out vehicles
Army tank truck Motor homes/RVs run only human waste replicator

Sunstone/Fortress of Solitude(Kole)/Wonderdome/New Themyscira/Thalarion/Mythlands-Cosmopolitan, Multiethnic/Omniethnic/Citizenry of the Empire of the Silver Snake/Zerox/Skartaris/Nth Metal/Mother Box-Element X-Celestial City/Warworld

Flying teleporting superscience city on own planet in own solar system in own pocket dimension each in own five hundred trillion alternative universes

Aether dragons wear city as crown crew spaceship fleets

Prim8-werecyborggorilla (duplicate eight for balance) with superintelligent tinker/thinker build nanoforge/fabricator post scarcity barrel of monkeys army armed with monkeywrench for super science magic wand

Kong/Grodd/Ultra-Humanite/Jokaero/Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys/Super Apes/Super Abominapes/Ghouloon

Kwisatz Haderach powers summon and command the cinnamon spice like dust and sandstorm Cinnamon beach desert sandstorm make grains of sand enlarge to boulders to asteroids

Castlevania summon castles, hordes of armors/wolves/bats/birds/mist

picotech tooth jewelry

summon copy of opponent under thrall

Gemflamelasersnakebeard

High tech and/or mystic slingshot infinite effect/infinite prehensile ricochet maybe limit amount of ammunition every twenty four hours ammo for balance

Force field tinker
Number Man/permanent Miss Militia-tank/Doomfort-Fortress of Doom/Matrix powers
Summon like Super Best Friends South Park

Utility fog
Shmoo
Pancea more good as part time research assistant than first responder
Eierlegende Wollmilchsau or egg laying wool-milk-sow
Fiery Dino Piranha

Everyone should have Symbioid duplicate a dozen like angelus warriors

Some think if it goes on like this it's not going to be any different than if aliens conquered/enslaved humanity we'd be bred to alter brain chemistry to be like dogs who genetically worship our masters as work/herd/guard/attack/lap/etc dogs

Survive-flight/eat/fight/mate THIS is who we are at our core we can't control our nature but we can control our actions

G.E.C.K
matter replicator-Vending Machine

Synthdroid

Human replica droid

blasters, droid army, ships

medpack- diagnostics such as medisensors and also could provide flexclamps, synthflesh, irrigation bulbs, bacta, kolto, spray-bandages, bacta patches, spray hypos, bone stabilizers, antiseptics, medical drugs, coagulants, stimulants such as stim-shots, and other essential medicines for the treatment of wounds.

Terraform processor
Farkiller
Single atom wide blade

Infantilization is also abuse

the real world is a harsh and violent place that sometimes takes a fair amount of violence to survive in

Floating teleporting archipelago palace eyerie pyramid with a dozen smaller of same in garage

Spore-virus/bacteria
Swarms wasp/kaiju dragonmen snake/scorpion tails
Packs of Heavenhounds batwinged three headed wolfmen/werecerberusmen
Flocks (fauna)chimera-wyvern/wolf/sabretooth(stripes/spots)/bat/avianmen

Omnipurpose VI drones mech biopsyber one atom/pinpoint/marble baseball/basketball/(taser)deathstar duplicate to swarms

Cell/Insect swarms/bird flocks/gynoid armies/dragon Kaiju hordes

Battleorbs-medic/taser/sniper/machine gun nukes
teleporting flying castletank/battleship hordes

Construction/deconstruction drones teleporting flying marble-castletanks/battleships

hordes lion and eagle headed angels heal peak human with one swing of flaming word

Medusa
Nolabab Mane of Snakes
SnakeflameMane

Truthbrarian
Omnikron

Got thinking Black Lagoon omakes
Gun Pixie (BB Hood)
summon werebear/lightning Celestial dragon commandos (Fin Fang Foom wear cities as crowns crew fleets of spaceships)
Tanya von Degurechaff

Zerg/Tyranids

Ice/Acid/Taser/Impact/Magnetic/Lead-Line/Flame/Sonic Disruptors/Expanding Web-Foam/Micro-Coiled Z-Metal/Quick-Drying Web-Cement Webbing
Specialized Voice Commands
Web Barrage/Wide Net/Recoil Strand
Spider-Boy
Richard Wenthworth
Spidercar
Spider Noir
Slingers
Prodigy's Suit, Ricochet's Suit, Dusk's Suit and Hornet's Suit
Symbiote

Stark enhanced Iron
Insect Queen Bee Exobytes, One Earth Regime Troops 5-U-93-R Woden's Blood
Queen Desira
Zealot
Jestra, Sphinx
Blackfire, Jinx
Tokyo Rose (Kasumi twin sister Cassandra Cain)
Nightflame
Mirabai
Enchnatress
Nightshade
Matrix, Belinda Zee, Supra/Ultra/Ubergirl, Superior Girl, Divine, Nuclear (Wo)Men, Bizarros-stronger, Smarter, faster, tougher, better looking than Supes, Ms. Gsptlsnz, Gzntplzk
Astarte/Veronica Cale Theana, Paula/Gerta von Gunther, Bruna-Brunhilde, Gudra/Gundra, Deva, Dark Angel, Deathbringer, Grail, Queen of Fables, Crow Children
Barda, Bekka, Maxima
Blithe, Twilight, Majesty, (Herculina)
Theana, Satin Satan Girl
Dawn/She-Ra (Bruna Ambrozia Fay)
Thundra, Zarda
Zamaron
Wonder Woman One Million
Transportation
Invisible Spacecraft made by Harmony and Charity
Weapons
Harmony and Charity: Wonder Woman wields a pair of bracers with an AI in them that could create Energy Construct Creation Force Field indestructible force-field objects like shields and swords in addition to providing tactical advice.
Purple Healing Ray/Mental Radio
Hephaestus guns/lasers/invisible jet

Society's Fault/Social Contractors
Lesser/Necessary Evil/Utilitarians/Pragmatists

Without a competent bureaucracy all you have is urine soaked graffiti

Heroes of the Storm Stukov Ellisberg/Eagleton

Schrodinger Alucard Hellsing Tigerclaw/Shadowkhan like Glaistig Uaine and Noelle organic but cybernetic brains VI

Construction/deconstruction drones teleporting flying marble-castletanks/battleships

Omnipurpose VI drones mech biopsyber one atom/pinpoint/marble baseball/basketball/(taser)deathstar duplicate to swarms

Cell/Insect swarms/bird flocks/gynoid armies/dragon Kaiju swarms

Battleorbs-medic/taser/sniper/machine gun nukes
teleporting flying castletank/battleship hordes

hordes of eagle and lion headed angels with flaming swords to heal cities with a wave of sword and call down rain of fire

So like Alabaster come back if dead but with ten VI drones and one hundred for each of them a thousand for each of them and so on maybe limit a thousand for balance

Sage Tessa X-Men

Still want to see Taylor infinite multitask queen administer maybe her create a VI gynoid cybernetic brain polity/culture

Fortnite creative app on a mirror/crystal post scarcity for everyone

I think of Taylor as Cincinnatus civic duty citizenship duty to future generations community service as close to an ideal autocrat as human beings get discounting lack of communication skills
Do anything sacrifice time/money/effort/anything for humanity, for her city, for a stranger

Everyone has some tunnel vision

Do we do away with fire because of arson

Steal or starve, kill or be killed, when the devil is the only one offering you hand up you take it

"Everyone is a criminal, we bribe people every day to not commit crimes. Little offers of things like security and comfort in exchange for not simply taking what is wanted. We write arbitrary rules that define criminal and not criminal activities and then we withhold the generous bounty of society from those that do not conform to the rules we have written Heros, villains, rogues, these are labels we apply out of some adolescent desire to make the world black and white. this is the real world, street level drug dealers are desperately peddling drugs to feed their own addictions, women are forced into prostitution to feed their families, kids join gangs to get enough money to help their parents. The conventions of good and evil, us and them, are the simple bigoted stereotypes of an older age. If you want to solve the problem you have to remove your blinders and actually see what's going on here. A few kids have crashed into an upscale party and held up a bank while wearing little more than Halloween masks. Sure the kids have prior felonies, and sure they are armed with extra-normal abilities, but if we treat them like supervillains then that is exactly what they will become. We are the ones that define these people. If we stick the wrong label on them then ten years from now, when they aren't half our size we will be facing hardened criminals with body counts. The system does not work. I have seen the statistics. Outside of lifetime sentences in the Birdcage the recidivism rate on criminal behavior is almost eighty percent. "

It comes down to ability and opportunity

Equitability and equality
Standard of living and quality of life

Where are the hospitals and universities

Mad dogs need to be put down but lambs are only good for going to the slaughter

We aren't worker/warrior ants we're tool using killer apes

Crime is a systemic problem most of the time, at least the crime you're dealing with here. You can't get rid of it by punching it in the face. A dying city with more and more of the population falling destitute as there's just not enough work to go around. If you can't work, you can't earn money. If you can't earn money, you can't afford shelter, food, and so on. Much less if you have any offspring or other dependents. Problems inherent in a system that requires people to pay for the right to live, but that in turn is inherent in a society that's scraping up against scarcity of resources even without the executioner's axe in the form of the Endbringers."

"So you wind up with a ton of people without great options. Join a gang, get money, survive and maybe more. Kaiser rallies people to the E88 by blaming the minorities. So there's a situation of "Join us! Food! Protection! Improve the city by getting rid of all of those minorities dragging us down and taking our jobs!" And then on the other hand you have Lung who came over after Kyushu sank. Gotta hand it to the guy, stood toe to toe with Levi and is still here. Granted, Levi is fine and Kyushu is gone despite Lung physically stalemating him, which is actually quite symbolic for the state of your world…"

"Oh! Off subject! Ok, so, he takes over immigrants from a place far worse than even Brockton Bay here and then co opts the local asians though with Kaiser beating his drums he doesn't exactly have to go hunting for people that want in to get away from that. So the Heroes are basically a bandaid on something that's in desperate need of surgery, slowing the rate of collapse but doing nothing to actually stop it."

She finally paused to take a breath and pointed at me dramatically. "And that's why you can't just punch out an Endbringer!"

She seemed to consider her words for a moment, mulling them over before shrugging. "Huh. Basically the same thing when you really get down to it. Neat! Can't punch out crime, can't punch out Endbringers. Gotta plan and use your resources effectively, applying your strength in the critical locations where it will advance your goals. Little clicks here and there until it cascades into your victory. Just matching strength to strength with these kinds of things causes lots of collateral damage and you lose anyways, just like Kyushu."

"Clean it up a bit, shift everything over to victimless crimes. Use the funds generated to improve the living quality of the people that live in the city so that they're not as desperate, impoverished, and pretty much given up. Probably throw a chunk of money at one of the many parahumans that could trivially clean up that eyesore of the boat graveyard so the port can be used for trade again. Really, the constant reminder of the state of the city is a horrific morale sink. Don't get me started on closing international shipping because of fear of Leviathan. The Endbringers attack cities on basically a schedule for "

Another blink on my part. It wasn't really that simple, was it? I mean, sure. There were plenty of parahumans that could take care of it. Hell, E88 could probably have handled it in under a month if they were so inclined. Alexandria could handle it in a day. The right tinker could…"Holy fuck. Why hasn't anyone done it?"

"The city itself doesn't have the cash to gamble on it helping. Lung doesn't care about much in general, Kaiser is advancing himself on the fear and misery of the current status quo, and so on. Trivial problem to solve when we have the resources. Just call up the Toybox and see what they would charge to handle it." She waved her hand dismissively as though taking care of one of the biggest problems in the city for long as I cared to remember was nothing. I guess compared to saving the multiverse it kind of was
9/30/2022 c16 115dogbertcarroll
A good place to stop is after the bad guys get their comeuppance!
7/27/2022 c16 guestinator
Has its good parts but far too much crack that isn't amusing or at least not in my taste.
2/16/2022 c5 Difdi
Brute rating would be a lot higher than 8 in ship mode - she’s a battleship, not a battlecruiser. Battlecruisers punch like battleships but can’t take what they dish out, relying instead on speed and maneuverability to evade fire. Battleships, on the other hand, are designed to get into slugging matches with other battleships.
2/12/2022 c5 Eriktheviking70
A great alternative to the normal? shipgirl Taylor.
12/16/2021 c16 Difdi
Thrud should have just refused to cooperate with Tagg on the grounds that she doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Tagg can literally do nothing to Danny, without committing crimes that would see him in prison - and it's worth noting that PRT Directors are not immune to being arrested for breaking the law.
12/15/2021 c9 Difdi
Actually, he's wrong about her being left alone after turning Leviathan off. There is an entire religion on Earth Bet, known as The Fallen, who worship Endbringers. They consider being meddled with by the Simurgh to be a holy sacrament. They've been known to at least try to assassinate capes who are unusually effective at Endbringer battles.

If Taylor nulled Leviathan, they'd be gunning for her. ALL of them.
12/15/2021 c8 Difdi
A court would have trouble stopping someone from practicing their religion, even as a religious figure in it - the first amendment to the US Constitution is quite clear on the matter. Even the Fallen would be legally untouchable if not for the fact they mix terrorism and villain gang activities in with their religion.

In fact, you could ask the judge at the pre-trial hearing to dismiss the case summarily, since exercise of religious freedom isn't illegal, and therefore the plaintiff has failed to state a claim.
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