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Topic: Weekly Watcher Worldwide News Recap
In: Boards ► News

Watcher (Original Poster) (Running Joke)
Posted on May 15, 2011:

So since you folks seem to like my recaps, I'll keep doing them.

Week of May 15 to May 21, 2011

*update
You've probably seen the banner at the top of the page, but we have confirmation, Leviathan is attacking. I'll update as I learn more info.

*2nd update
It's on the East Coast. I'm getting conflicting reports of Boston or Brockton Bay, but it's probably one of those.

*3rd update
Brockton Bay for sure. Got confirmation from some of the boots on the ground. Stay safe folks, get to the shelters.

*4th update
Never going to believe your eyes, but it's easier than believing someone's words. Getting images of agiant monster fighting Leviathan. I don't want to bias the conversation, so I'm not going to say what the monster looks like, but it looks familiar, if you catch my drift.

*5th update
Um. Leviathan is dead. Like for realzies, have pics to back it up, confirmation from legit sources, dead. I don't know about you, but I'm going to go get plastered in celebration. My favorite cousin was in Newfoundland on a business trip, and I'm sure we've all got stories like that.

I'm logging off for now. Try not to get my thread locked by the mods while I'm gone.

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► Tin_Mother (Moderator)
Replied on May 15, 2011:
It's Confirmed. My friend at the PRT let me know, and I'm passing it on to you, Leviathan is dead. Now you can stop arguing about who's lying and/or making stuff up.

► Chrono Counter (Clock Watcher)
Replied on May 15, 2011:
So, uh. I'll be the first to say it. That's obviously Hive's creature from the color and the shape. Remind me why we threw her in superprison again?

'Cause I'm just saying, if she can pull stuff like that and kill an Endbringer from prison imagine what she could do if she was given proper resources.

Oh, and does anyone know if the local heroes survived?

► Trauma Twinkie (Veteran Member)
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Chrono Counter Dude, did you not see the previous two pages where people have been discussing that? Welcome to the conversation though, I guess.

► Rynoh
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Anyone taking bets on when she started making that? I'm thinking she's been active a lot longer than she let on, and made the (sensible) decision to hide it from the PRT.

► Fan Male
Replied on May 15, 2011:
LEVIATHAN'S DEAD BICHES!

► Sensify
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Fan Male
a) please don't yell
b) you spelled bitches wrong

► FireGreed (Flame bait)
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Does anyone else get a headache watching the video of that beam weapon? I dunno what it is, but it makes my eyes itch.

► Fe Wood
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Just had a thought.
-Hive just killed an Endbringer.
-Hive is currently in the Birdcage
-The Fallen worship the Endbringers
-The Fallen are not currently in the Birdcage

You think some of the Fallen are going to turn themselves in to try to get at Hive? That would be a funny way of capturing someone.

► NOMINATOR
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaake

► HelpMeI'mStuckInTheInternet
Replied on May 15, 2011:
The PRT better find a way to get Hive out of the Birdcage in the Next three months. She's the only one we know of that can kill an endbringer, and her endbringer killing weapons were mostly destroyed killing Leviathan.

She could obviously make more of them (since she had three)...

If she weren't in the Birdcage.

► JoeNuts
Replied on May 15, 2011:
I'm sure the PRT will figure out how to reverse engineer her weapon to take on the other Endbringers. No need to open up the Birdcage.

► Lemmony Lime esq.
Replied on May 15, 2011:
JoeNuts Wow. Payed shill much?
Either that or you are the most delusionally optimistic naive little muppet I've ever seen.

There's no way the PRT can survive being an irrelevance at an Endbringer fight.

No, that's not fair. Not an irrelevance. An impediment.

► catch line
Replied on May 15, 2011:
I've started a petition to get Hive out of the Birdcage here. If we get enough people to sign it I'm sure we can make it happen.

► Sergeant Obvious (professional party pooper)
Replied on May 15, 2011:
catch line. You do know those things never work right?

If you really want results, you need lobbyists (i.e. money)

► foxhole
Replied on May 15, 2011:
I slept in today and I wake up to THIS?! I should sleep in more often.

► numberphill
Replied on May 15, 2011:
The video doesn't do it justice. I was in one of the shelters, and I could still hear Hive's monster yell "Get out of my city" at leviathan. It was pants shittingly terrifying, but also kind of reassuring, you know?

► borderline
Replied on May 15, 2011:
Dude. Have you seen the updat pics? Yeah hives stuff got mangled but levi is missing his head. And like his whole chest. Watevs that weapon was it didnt even slow DOWN what it hit levi.

► JumboJacked
Replied on May 15, 2011:
borderline Learn to type man. Or better yet learn some English.

Just so that I'm not posting a post that only contains a complaint:

I tried analyzing the video of that beam weapon, since the color was so odd. After corrupting the file twice, and getting garbage data after that, I gave up.

Whatever it is, it's some weird stuff I tell you.

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► Watcher (Original Poster) (Running Joke)
Replied on May 21, 2011:
Week of May 15 to May 21, 2011 (for real this time)

Man. What a week. After some sober reflection (read: my hangover's finally worn off) have the news headlines from around the world (but mostly the US)

-Leviathan's Dead!
Let's get that one out of the way. Yes, for real, yes we're sure, if you didn't already know this, you live under a rock, at the bottom of a mine shaft.

-Hive Killed Him!
From what we can gather, the Titan (as people have named him, may he rest in peace), and the Magi (Hive's name for them, see here) were left behind in Brockton Bay to help protect the city in the event of an emergency (like Leviathan). Yes she can build more. No she can not build more while in the Birdcage.

-Alexandria Exposed! Eidolon Implicated!
The sham trial of the decade just became even shammier. You've probably already heard "the call" (see here if you haven't), but HiveGate is real folks. We have proof positive that Alexandria mangled the justice system to get her and Eidolon's misdeeds covered up. Alexandria and Eidolon are both MIA, presumed fleeing from justice. Legend resigned his post (rather than being forced out) in recognition of the fact that people no longer trust the Triumvirate.

-PRT Authority Slashed
It's always bugged some people that the PRT immediately got total jurisdiction the instant the word 'parahuman' got dropped, but not anymore. If the bill that's blazing it's way through the courts passes, most of their authority will be stripped and handed off to other agencies like local law enforcement and the FBI. They are now only responsible for helping the parahumans that come to them for employment and guidance with parahuman related legal issues.

-Hive Gets a Presidential Pardon
In light of all the new evidence of Hive's innocence the president himself signed a pardon for Hive just yesterday. Now we just have to find a way to get her out of the Birdcage.

-Slaughterhouse Nine Down to One Member!
It seems that Jack Slash's ability to dance between the raindrops has finally come to an end. At the cost of the population of Waco Texas, the Slaughterhouse Nine is finally dead. From what details we have been able to gather, most of the members were brought down by unpowered civilians with ordinary guns, once they released their "challenge" to the city. Crawler survives, but is permanently immobilized, not by his wounds, but by his healing. An invisible cape attacked him one day after he fled the depopulated city, leaving wounds that would not close. In response, his healing filled the space with flesh, only to be attacked again. This continued until he was the lump of flesh seen here. The CDC had called for a permanent quarantine of the city to prevent the possible spread of the pathogen that wiped out the population.

-South American Government Finally Falls
Seven more Brazilian government officials were found dead this previous week, and the Brazilian president (in hiding in an undisclosed location) declared the government to be abolished. While he technically does not have the power to abolish the state, those with the theoretical power to do so are already dead, and none have disputed his claim thus far. This represents the fall of the last of the formally recognized countries of South America, as regional warlords seem content to turn South America into the next Africa.

Summary: Some bad (that we could see coming), some good (that we did not). Overall rating for the week: 8/10

As usual, discuss below.

► Hamminator
Replied on May 21, 2011:
Did any of you see the PRT press release in response to the news of the corruption in the upper ranks? Never seen so many "regrettable lapse of", "an unfortunate case of", "indefensible actions of the former", and "be rectified in the following".

The doublespeak is real.

Kind of impressive tho.

► Felexcity (Cape Wife)
Replied on May 21, 2011:
I'm just glad they're losing some of their authority. My husband has one of those 'PR unfriendly' powers, and we've been toeing the line for years, dreading the day the PRT smashes down our door.

Cops might not be perfect, but at least you can ask for a badge number without getting containment foamed.

► mayflyaway
Replied on May 21, 2011:
I keep thinking "What about the Endbringer fights though" and then I remember that Hive just got pardoned, and she's already killed one of them.

So good riddance I say.

► phobiphobia
Replied on May 21, 2011:
Shame about Brazil. I was holding out hope that South America would recover, but it doesn't look like it.

► Quarkitect
Replied on May 21, 2011:
mayflyaway You say that, but she's not the first person in the Birdcage to be proven innocent. I get that they have a lot more motivation to actually get her out now, I'm just saying it might take a lot longer than some people think to actually accomplish it.

► TalkasaurisRex
Replied on May 21, 2011:
Do we have any more info on how the Siberian got taken out? There's no way she died to normal guns.

► crispy bacon
Replied on May 21, 2011:
She probably just had an Achilles heel or something. Like I dunno, maybe no one had ever shot her in the left butt cheek before.

► Pink Sunset
Replied on May 21, 2011:
We'll probably never know at this point, since the whole city's on permanent lockdown. Did you see that they're going to just cover the Crawler Lump (TM) in concrete? My cousin works with the nuclear reactor breach teams in the US (thanks for that job title even existing, Behemoth), he says that they're basically just going to treat Crawler as a cracked Nuclear core and just bury the hole area in cement.

It kind of makes sense too. Still dangerous, don't really know how to make it permanently go away, have to seal it up.

I'm not surprised that someone made the call to the kind folks in fluorescent orange radiation gear.

► Mohawk-man
Replied on May 21, 2011:
So they caught Eidolon and Alexandria (and by extension, the chief director), but I want to know how many other Piggot's were in on the same conspiracy. Do we even have anyone performing an investigation into that?

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