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E.G.G 2099 Q&A: Episode 4
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G 2099 Episode 3: Trapped, and a lot happened in this one! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
Miguel O'Hara was having a nice evening with his fiance, Dana D'Angelo, when, in an instant, his entire life was destroyed. Dana was killed and his home came under attack by Venture, a reluctant James, and a new villain known as Renegade, who turned out to be none other than Acacia Wuthrich! O'Hara returned to E.G.G Base to tell Charlie the bad news, and it only got worse when E.I.L.E.E.N shut herself down, saddened by the loss of Fumiko. Outgunned and out manned, Charlie, Miguel, and his AI Lyla, set out to complete their mission, no matter what the cost.
Oh Dana, we barely knew ya!
“Well, if you’re sure you’re doing the right thing then of course it is.” She replied. “Your co-worker will get better, and the other one will forgive you. If you know for sure this project will make their lives better…”
“Leaps and bounds better.”
“Well then good, keep at it. That’s one of your best qualities Migy. You never give up.” Miguel smiled.
“Thanks Dana, you’re the best.” He said. He kissed her on the lips. “I love you so much.”
“I love you t-” Dana abruptly stopped midsentence.
“Dana?” Miguel asked. He looked down to see blood seeping through her robe. “No, no, no, NO! Dana!” Her eyes rolled to the back of her head and she fell lifelessly into his arms. “DANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!” Miguel screamed.
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This war against Alchemax is getting costly! Now that Acacia has betrayed Team 2099, the odds are even worse! The love of Miguel's life, Dana D'Angelo, was killed in his arms. With things ramping up,Charlie and Miguel have to work twice as hard to end this as quickly as possible.
Attack on Babylon Tower
Suddenly he heard a noise. He peeked over his bed to see the hovercrafts. “Shock!” He shouted. He jumped out of the way as all three of them launched a brigade of missiles into his apartment.
“Ahaha! Live through that!” Venture shouted.
“Are you crazy!” James shouted. He watched in horror as flames engulfed Miguel’s apartment. Miguel sat up, coughing in the smoke.
“Lyla!” He called. Lyla appeared in front of him.
“Miguel, what is happening?” She asked.
“We’re under attack. Activate defense protocols.”
“Defense protocols offline, the power is out. It will be ten minutes before the backup generators power up.” Miguel looked to see the door caved in.
“Then find me another way out of here.” He ordered. Acacia smiled.
“That oughta…” She paused. “Wait a minute,” She looked closely. “He’s still alive! Fire again!” Each ship launched two more missiles. The apartment floor began to tilt, and everything started sliding out of the hole in the wall.
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Venture's not playing around anymore! Talk about hitting home, literally. Venture attacking Miguel where he lives, and bringing the entire building down in the process, shows just how dangerous he is, and how far he's willing to go to take down Spider-Man 2099. I kind of drew inspiration from this scene from the attack on 10880 Malibu Point, but I'm sure you already knew that!
Suddenly he was blinded by the lights of a hovercraft. He squinted his eyes as the cockpit opened, and Acacia stood up with night vision goggles, a bandana over her mouth, and a laser blaster in her hands. His eyes widened.
“Acacia…” He said. She aimed her gun.
“Renegade.” She corrected, as she shot at him. Miguel jumped back to dodge the blast, but let Dana go in the process.
“No!” He shouted, crawling to the edge to see his dead fiancé fall hundreds of stories to the ground below. “Dana!” Lyla appeared behind him.
“Miguel, Ms. D’Angelo is gone.” She said solemnly. “If you are to survive, we must leave now!” Miguel clenched his fist, then began to scale the floor, as it was now completely vertical and falling out of the building.
“Shoot him!” Renegade ordered, as all of the hovercrafts began to fire their machine guns. Miguel crawled, narrowly dodging the bullets. He got to the top as the floor started to fall.
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Armed with a new suit, new weapons, and more vengeance than ever before, Acacia Wuthrich has become Renegade, one of the most frightening villains to ever terrorize the year 2099! And with her inside knowledge on E.G.G 2099 and Spider-Man 2099, Venture's success is almost guaranteed! However, as we saw later in the episode, she was unwilling to give up the location of E.G.G Base. Hm, is there still a little bit of Acacia left? Or is she all Renegade!
Blast from the past
“All we can do is focus on the mission. You’ve time travelled before, right?”
“Yes, I have.” Miguel replied. “Actually, the first time I did it was to save the world from you.”
“Me?” Charlie asked, looking at him.
“Yep. I went back in time and met with E.G.G for the first time, Josh, Eileen and Acacia. I helped them stop you from destroying the world”
“How did I endanger the entire world?”
“In the past, Walker Sloan had travelled back in time to purchase the Cosmic Gauntlet from a rat in E.G.G. Which means you guys didn’t have it.”
“The Cosmic Gauntlet?” Charlie said, looking towards it sitting on a shelf, collecting dust. “That thing right there?”
“Well, yeah, I stopped the transaction. But before that, Walker had it in his possession and made a deal with you to merge E.G.G and Alchemax in exchange for the gauntlet.”
“What? I would never join Alchemax, why would I need it that badly?”
“Sloan went back and bought it the day after Jerome, Celeste, and Seth disappeared. He convinced you it had the same capabilities as the Infinity Gauntlet, and you were certain you could use it to find them and bring them back.”
“So what went wrong?”
“I’m not sure, but you did something wrong because you ended up splitting the planet into four pieces and putting us on a crash course with the sun.”
“So you went back in time and stopped the transaction? Huh, should’ve nabbed Sloan while you were at it.”
“What? Then how did he escape?”
“I had to let him go. At risk of him discovering my identity. I guess that doesn’t matter now, but then…”
“How would he have discovered your identity?”
“I, uh… I gave Josh my mask before I went back through the portal. I forgot I had already tossed Sloan through. When I got in he was struggling to get out of my web, and I had no mask. So I just swung away.”
“My thoughts exactly.”
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Remember Episode 8? Yeah, me too.
Suddenly E.I.L.E.E.N beeped and her hologram stopped flashing. She sat up.
“Where am I?” She asked.
“Back at E.G.G Base.” Charlie said. “You’re safe.”
“Oh,” She looked around. “Where are Acacia and Fumiko?”
“They um, went on a little mission together.” Charlie answered, looking away.
“Lack of eye contact, increase in heart rate, fluctuation in voice, you are lying. Where are Acacia and Fumiko?” Miguel looked away. Charlie sighed.
“E.I.L.E.E.N, Acacia has joined the bad guys,” he said. “And Fumiko… Fumiko is dead. She was killed in action.” E.I.L.E.E.N looked up.
“No, there must be an error, it is not…”
“I’m sorry E.I.L.E.E.N.” Charlie grabbed her shoulder. “It’s hard on all of us.” E.I.L.E.E.N looked down.
“This… this is the emotion sadness.” She said. “It is… undesirable. There is no viable way to destroy it. Shutting down to prevent further application.”
“What?” Charlie asked. “E.I.L.E.E.N, no!”
“Goodbye Charlieeeeeeeeeee.” Were E.I.L.E.E.N’s last words as she shut herself down.
“No! E.I.L.E.E.N!” Her hologram disappeared and all that was left was an empty shell. Charlie sighed. “I guess with no Fumiko there’s no E.I.L.E.E.N either. How the shock are the two of us gonna take on Venture, James, and Acacia?”
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E.I.L.E.E.N was the strongest link of Team 2099. But her link with Fumiko was stronger. With Fumiko gone, E.I.L.E.E.N wasn't going to stick around. Good thing Lyla was willing to stand in, but will she be enough to help Miguel and Charlie to take down Venture, James, and Renegade?
See you tomorrow!
Make sure to read Episode 5 tomorrow and post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, July 23! It all comes down to this!
The final chapter of E.G.G 2099 is here! Charlie, Spider-Man 2099 and Lyla versus Venture, Renegade, and James. It all end here in this no holds barred cage match to the death! Will Miguel make it back in time? Will Venture finally catch his prize? Will anyone survive? Read on and find out tomorrow, July 17 in E.G.G 2099 Episode 5: Concluded! And remember to watch Marvel's Ant-Man, only in theaters!