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E.G.G Q&A: Doomed Part 1
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 19: Doomed Part 1- Ultimate Alliance. If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
Josh and Allyson were having a nice, peaceful day, when all of a sudden, Allyson was kidnapped. Investigating the crime scene, E.G.G deduced that only one person could be behind it: Dr. Doom. In a desperate attempt to save his secret girlfriend, Josh decided to mount an assault on Doom, but first needed a team capable for the task. He assembled Amora the Enchantress and her Executioner Skurge, Spider-Man 2099, Ghost Rider, Jocasta, Acacia's old friend and ex-S.H.I.E.L.D agent Fumiko Aoki, and S.H.I.E.L.D agent Clay Quartermain, who was investigating why Dr. Doom broke Madame Hydra out of the Helicarrier. The newly revealed E.G.G Jet took to the skies, and set course for Latveria, where E.G.G would make their last stand.
“Viper!” He shouted. “Dag nab it! How did you get out of your cell?”
“I released her.” From the shadows emerged Doctor Victor von Doom.
“Dr. Doom!” Quartermain shouted. “You came up to the Helicarrier to free Viper?”
“Do not be foolish agent,” Doom said. “This is merely an android decoy. But yes, I need Viper.”
“I serve Hydra,” she said. “But since you did set me free, I suppose I could do you a favor Doom.”
“It is charming that you believe you have a choice.” Doom said. Viper frowned.
“What do you need from me?”
“You know where to locate the Experimental Government Gadgets base of operations.” Quartermain’s eyes widened.
“No…” He whispered.
“Yes, what of it?” Viper asked. “Do you need me to lead you to it?”
“I know full and well where it is,” Doom said. “What I want to know is how much you crave revenge on Joshua Westbrook.”
“The first thing I will do is slit his throat.” Viper growled. “Then I will begin to torture him, in the ways I am known for and more.”
“Very good.” Doom replied. “I will get you off of this Helicarrier, but only if you lead the full might of Hydra against Westbrook and his lackeys.” Viper smiled.
“With genuine pleasure.” She said.
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Well, it's never good when villains team up. But Doom has his sights on E.G.G, for reasons we do not yet know, and now he's got the one and only Madame Hydra, aka Viper, on his side. And we all know what Josh did to her (way back in Episode 3)! So, yeah, this really isn't shaking out to be a good situation for E.G.G...
Kidnapping Allyson/Invading Latveria
“Josh!” Acacia called. He rushed over to see a cracked egg lying on the ground along with Allyson’s distress beacon and an envelope.
“The cracked egg is Julian’s MO,” Eileen noted. “I always knew he was a rat.” Acacia handed Josh the envelope. Josh took it, opened it, and pulled out a small flag. It was green with a black cross that met at the far left. On the intersect of the cross there was a circle with an odd mask looking shape inside of it. Josh began to shake with fear.
“What is it?” Eileen asked.
“It’s the Latverian flag.” Josh said. Acacia’s eyes widened.
“Latveria?” She asked. “As in Dr. Doom’s country Latveria?”
“We knew Julian was working for Doom.” Eileen said, pounding her fist into her hand. “We should have seen this coming.”
“Yeah, but why would he kidnap Allyson?” Acacia asked. “I mean, no offense to her, but she’s not really important. Now you or me, I’d understand, but…”
“We have to get her back.” Josh said. “We’re going to Latveria.”
“Whoa, wait a minute!” Eileen said. “Latveria is sovereign ground. We set foot on that soil not only are we public enemies of the entire country but we’re asking for a war. S.H.I.E.L.D won’t be able to back us up, nor will the Avengers, not to mention what would happen if the World Security Council found out!”
“Plus Doom has an army of evil Doombots!” Acacia added. “And without backup, we’re digging our own graves. I’m really sorry to say this, but it’s too much of a risk to take for one agent.” Josh looked up.
“It’s one agent now, but tomorrow it’ll two. Then three! Doom made the first move, he was sending a message, this is retaliation!”
“Yeah, but invading a foreign country?” Eileen asked. “Like we’re soldiers of fortune? Josh, think about this.”
“I did. He asked for it. He’ll get what’s coming to him.”
“So the three of us,” Acacia said. “Are gonna take down, literally, number one on S.H.I.E.L.D’s most wanted list… for one agent?”
“No, not the three of us.” Josh said. “We’ll need a team. An ultimate alliance if we’re gonna take down Doom.”
“Josh,” Eileen said, putting her hand on his shoulder. “I’ll ask you one more time to think about this. What if it’s a trap? What if it’s a trick? You’re the leader, so I’ll go where you go, but are you sure this is the best course of action?” Josh nodded.
“Positive.” Eileen sighed.
“Okay then.” She said. “So what about this ultimate alliance?” Josh smiled.
“I’m glad you asked.”
* * *
So, Doom has Julian doing his dirty work, again. If we remember, Doom overheard Julian talking that hero talk and wasn't too pleased, so Julian swore he'd do anything to regain Doom's trust. But now that Doom has Allyson, as we (but Eileen and Acacia don't) know is dating Josh, he's gonna want her back. How? Full scale invasion on Latveria! Geez, he goes to war with the Avengers, he lets a known enemy join the team, and now he wants to storm the beaches of Latveria? Risky, risky...
“Anyone home?” He rounded a corner to see the Enchantress lounging in a bubble bath. He laughed. “Will there ever be an occasion where we both meet fully clothed?” She jumped quickly, frightened. She looked at Josh.
“You ingrate!” She shouted. “Executioner! I need you!” Not even a second late Skurge the Executioner rushed into the room, ax ready.
“Wait, wait, wait!” Josh shouted. The Enchantress snapped and Skurge skidded to a halt. “I need your help.”
“You need my help?” she asked. “And why in the name of the nine realms would I help you?”
“Because I now know Thor, personally.” Josh said. The Enchantress was alerted by this. “And I can tell him about the ‘good deed’ you helped me perform. Plus, after that fiasco where you enchanted me and permanently scarred some of my agents with visions they were never meant to see, I think a tiny apologetic favor would be in order.” She pondered for a minute.
“Skurge, my robe.” She said. “You, turn.” Josh turned the other way as Skurge brought the Enchantress her robe. “What exactly do you need help with?” She asked.
“Dr. Doom has kidnapped someone important to me.” He said. “I need to get her back.”
“Doom,” she said. “I worked with him once. I was once a part of his group known as the Masters of Evil.” Josh paused.
“So… you work for Doom?”
“No.” She said. “He drained my magic and left me to die. Had it not been for Loki I might have. I’ve long since regained my powers and crave revenge.” She walked up to him and smiled. “You can count on my aid.”
“Thank you Enchantress!” Josh said, shaking her hand.
“Amora.” She said. “And you are most welcome.”
* * *
Well, it was certainly nice of Enchantress to agree to help. Now, I know all my fellow nerds are going back through their issues of The Avengers and trying to find this Doom/Enchantress confrontation I speak of. Well... I made it up. But that just makes for a better story! You see, now Enchantress has a reason to help Josh! Well, that and she wants a good word in with Thor. Still, as I've said before, everything I do in E.G.G, I do for a reason, and having Josh gallivant around Asgard naked back in Episode 9 wasn't without its purpose. I was setting this team-up, um, up, from the start! Pretty smart of me, huh?
She navigated her way through the bikes and reached Spider-Man 2099. “Looks like you could use a hand.”
“Eileen!” He exclaimed. He looked back. “Well, since you’re here, you might as well!” Eileen nodded. She spun around and began flying backwards. Her hands lit up and she began firing blasts of energy at the troops.
“What the shock!” One of them shouted, spinning out of the way. “How many freaks do we have to deal with in one day!”
“Sloan only wants Spider-Man,” Another replied. “Knock the other one out of the sky!” They activated their laser blasters and began shooting back at Eileen.
“Watch yourself!” Spider-Man 2099 shouted.
“I got it,” Eileen said, aiming, and blasting one of the bikes out of the air.
“Nice shot!” Spider-Man 2099 complimented as he swung around another corner.
“Thanks,” Eileen replied, continuing to blast. She hit another, and another, and soon there was one left.
“I’m not gonna get taken down by a pair of shocking…” Suddenly his bike jolted. “What the…” He turned to see Spider-Man 2099 on the back of it.
“Hi there,” he said. “I’m gonna have to see your license and registration.” He webbed the guy’s visor and jumped off of the bike.
“I can’t see!” He shouted. His bike swirled in circles uncontrollably, the hit the wall and crashed. Spider-Man 2099 and Eileen landed on a nearby roof.
“Thanks for getting me out of that jam.” He said. “You need anything, I’m there.”
“Funny you should say that.” Eileen replied. “We need your help.”
* * *
Remember that little time travelling adventure back in Episode 8? Yep, well, there was a point to that too. Now that Spidey 2099 is an established ally of E.G.G, of course he's gonna come help when they need it! And for those of you calling BS on Eileen turning the teleporter into a time machine using Extremis, well, Miguel did it before he left, she just had to repeat the process. And it's comic books, so get over it.
Suddenly there was a loud roar from outside of the bar. Everyone looked towards the doors. They heard the sound of boots creep up the steps. They saw a light shining through the windows. Then the doors were kicked off of their hinges, and standing in the moonlight was the spirit of vengeance himself, Ghost Rider.
“That guy.” Acacia replied, as the man dropped her, awestruck. Ghost Rider took his chain of his shoulder.
“Judgment time, scumbags!” He growled.
“Get him!” The man shouted. Acacia sat down at the bar and picked up her chocolate milk. She heard bangs, booms, and crashes. She sipped her chocolate milk as two guys flew past her and slammed into the wall. She continued to drink as Ghost Rider thrashed everyone in the bar behind her. Finally it stopped. Acacia spun around on her stool to see Ghost Rider standing in the middle of bar full of unconscious thugs. He pointed at Acacia.
“You,” He hissed. “Innocent.”
“I know I am.” Acacia said. Ghost Rider walked over to the bar and sat down.
“Hot water.” He growled to the bartender. “Boiling.” The frightened bartender scurried to the back and immediately put a pot on the stove.
“E.G.G needs your help Mr. Blaze.” Acacia said. Ghost Rider looked at her.
“Not Blaze, Ghost Rider.” He growled.
“Yes, well, we need your help too.”
“Don’t help, only punish.”
“Well, the guy we’re after needs to be punished. Maybe you’ve heard of him? Dr. Doom.” Ghost Rider looked up.
“Doom, guilty.” He hissed.
“I’m glad you agree. So what do you say?” The flame on Ghost Rider’s head died down. The flesh returned to his face and hands, and in moments he was Johnny Blaze.
“I say yes.” He said. “Shell yes.”
* * *
Remember when Acacia's old partner Terry (aka the demon Madness) showed up in Episode 10 and left Acacia the whole mystery, that led to Fumiko, that led to Ultron, yada, yada, yada. Well, you can guarantee that after seeing what Ghost Rider could do, E.G.G put Johnny Blaze in their radar in case of situations like, I don't know, Dr. Doom kidnapping the Director's girlfriend! And don't get on me about the shell yes, you know you loved it!
“You can’t go to Latveria!” Quartermain shouted. “You’ll start a war! Do you know how many rules you’ll be breaking! Also, you know you’re talking about the Dr. Doom! He is at the top of the food chain!”
“Is he any match for future tech?” Spider-Man 2099 asked.
“More than you know.” Quartermain replied. “Besides, I think these events are related. Doom was the one that sprung Viper.”
“Well we’ll have to worry about that later.” Eileen said. “If we’re gonna head out, we should go now.”
“Then I’m comin’ too.” Quartermain said. “I wanna conduct an investigation into Viper’s breakout.”
“I’ll come as well.” Fumiko said. “To avenge my husband’s death.” Josh looked at her.
“I’m sorry, what your qualifications?” He asked. Celeste smiled.
“Show him mom!” She shouted. Fumiko rushed up to Josh. Alerted, Josh prepared to defend himself but she grabbed his arm, twisted it behind his back, and kicked Josh in the back of the leg, knocking him to the ground.
“Ex-S.H.I.E.L.D.” She said. “Chew on that.”
“Well that’s embarrassing.” Johnny said.
“Quite.” Amora agreed. Josh stood up.
“Fine, you can come.” He said.
* * *
Oh look, the gang's all here. And by the gang, I mean Acacia's friends. She and Quartermain clearly share history from their time at S.H.I.E.L.D, but we don't know much about Fumiko. Well, Acacia's old partner Terry was her husband, she has a 12 year old daughter named Celeste, she's ex-S.H.I.E.L.D, and she wants to go to Latveria because apparently that was Terry's last mission. Well, looks like we know more about Fumiko than we thought. Pay attention, she's important. And Celeste. Celeste is definitely important.
“Anybody else wanna tag along while we’re at it?”
“I do.” They all turned to see a robotic woman emerge from a room.
“Jocasta?” Josh asked.
“Affirmative.” She replied.
“We haven’t put your skin on yet.” Eileen said.
“I do not need skin to fight.” She replied. “I wish to aid my friends in the battle against Dr. Doom.” Josh shrugged.
“The more the merrier.”
* * *
Well, we get to see Jocasta in her full robotic glory! I could have had E.G.G complete her and add on skin and hair and stuff, but then we'd be getting away from the Jocasta we all know and love in the comics! Plus, who wouldn't want a robot on their team!
The E.G.G Jet!
“Is this a hangar?” Eileen asked.
“Yep.” Josh replied.
“Why do we need a…” Acacia began but suddenly heard a loud noise. The floor in front of them began to part. A platform began to rise. On it was a sleek, silver SR-71 Blackbird jet. Eileen gasped.
“No,” She said, rushing towards it. Josh smiled. “No freaking way! Are you kidding!”
“Josh,” Acacia said. “This is by far, the coolest thing, you’ve ever done!”
“She’s gorgeous!” Quartermain exclaimed. Jocasta folded her arms.
“I have seen better.” She said. Josh laughed.
“That’s another emotion Jocasta.” He said.
“Really? Which one?”
“What? Inaccurate! I am not jealous!”
“Sure, sure.” Josh said. They all walked up to the jet. “I call it the E.G.G Jet.” He said, as the ramp lowered.
“Stealth capabilities?” Quartermain asked.
“Yep, Doom won’t know we’re coming.” Josh said.
“Then what are we waiting for?” Fumiko asked. They all boarded the Egg Jet. In minutes, its engines roared, its thrusters fired up. An entire side panel on the wall of Mother Egg opened, and the E.G.G Jet took off, on course to Latveria.
* * *
Two words. Sweet. Ride.
It's all come down to this! E.G.G's last stand against Dr. Doom has finally arrived! The final battle of season finale has begun. Josh, Eileen, and Acacia face their hardest challenge yet, and too late will they realize that they are doomed! Tune in tomorrow, December 19, for the epic 2nd half of the E.G.G Season 1 Finale, Doomed: Part 2- E.G.G's Last Stand!
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The End of E.G.G!
Season 1 of E.G.G is ending with tomorrow's episode! So, instead of a Q&A next Thursday, I'm gonna do a season-wide review on Saturday, and go over everything that's happened! Also, you'll get a sneak peek into Season 2! So tune in on Saturday for the E.G.G Season 1 Review, and make sure you ask any and all season 1 questions you have! After that, E.G.G's gonna take a break for the holidays, but you can expect Episode 21, the first Episode of Season 2, on Friday, January 2, 2015! See you tomorrow, Saturday, and then next year!