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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 30
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 30: As it is Written, and a lot happened in this one! If you have not read it, please click hereto do so now!
After months of hiding and secretly infiltrating the Earth, the Skrulls finally reveal themselves in a full fledged invasion. Josh, Agent Rice, and Eileen team up to stop the alien threat, while Acacia finally arrives back on Earth with her new super friends. With every other hero injured distracted, E.G.G went to stop Queen Veranke only to be beaten within seconds. As she was about to claim her victory, the Avengers showed up just in time to put her out of commission. With Queen Veranke's defeat, the Skrulls surrendered, and the Secret Invasion ended.
Battle in the Sky
“I’m gonna find a safe place to land.” Eileen said, turning the E.G.G Jet around.
“Warning. Incoming missiles.” Jocasta said. Josh looked at the radar.
“We got about five Skrull ships on our tail!” He exclaimed.
“I’ll lose ‘em.” Eileen said. She broke left and the missiles zoomed by, barely missing. She swerved around and between buildings as the Skrulls continued to fire.
“Look out, look out, LOOK OUT!” Josh shouted as they sped through the buildings. “You are flying incredibly too low!”
“I know what I’m doing,” Eileen said as she pulled up and spun over a building. Three of the Skrull ships crashed into it and the other two pulled up.
“We’ve still got company.”
“I’m not blind.” Eileen pulled right and circled around a building, coming out behind the Skrull. “Gotcha.” She said, pulling the trigger. The E.G.G Jet’s guns fired and knocked both ships out of the sky.
“Awesome!” Josh said.
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Awesome indeed! How cool is that! Flying over New York in an SR-71 Blackbird, shooting down Skrull alien ships! Dodging buildings, swerving this way and that! This is why I write, for total geek out moments like this!
(Iron) Man Down!
“Eat Repulsor!” Iron Man shouted, powering up his Repulsors and flying at top speed.
“Stark, stop!” Josh shouted, but in vain. Iron Man flew through the electromagnetic barrier and his armor began to electrocute.
“Aaaaaggggyyyaaahhhh!!!!” He screamed, as he fell to the ground, and his armor powered down.
“The Iron Avenger has fallen!” A Skrull declared. Destroy him!”
“No! Take them down!” Josh shouted, taking out his Thwip Blaster and webbing them to trees as Eileen fired blasts of lighting. “Allyson, check on Iron Man!”
“Right.” She said, rushing over and lifting his faceplate. “Are you okay Mr. Stark?”
“Chest reactor… failing…” Tony gasped. “Need to… reboot…”
“Oh man, okay… what do I do?”
“Take off the chest plate…” Allyson grabbed hold and took off Iron Man’s chest plate.
“Whoa, heavy…” She groaned, as she set it down.
“Have to walk you through… reboot process…” Tony said, coughing. Josh and Eileen rushed up.
“Stark, can you make it?” Josh asked.
“Can’t… cof, cof… even move… you have to… cof… stop the queen…”
“Me?” Josh asked. “But I… I just…”
“Don’t think… just do it! Go!” Tony gasped.
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Man down! Man down! Or... Iron Man down! It's not easy to take Tony Stark out of the fight... well, you know, unless you shut down his armor. But what's worse than that? Shutting down the Arc Reactor in his chest that's keeping him alive! Yeah, that can be a problem. Luckily Allyson's an ex-nurse and knows some health tips. But with Iron Man out, it all comes down to E.G.G to stop the queen of the Skrulls! Yeah, I know, they won't last 5 seconds!
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The Vicious Queen Veranke
Queen Veranke flipped off of her throne and landed in front of the five heroes.
“I will deal with you vermin myself!” She shouted, taking off her cape and assuming a fighting stance.
“Take her down!” Captain America shouted. They all charged and attacked. Queen Veranke jumped, spun in the air, and kicked Captain America in the head. He hit a tree and fell unconscious.
“Seriously!” Josh exclaimed as she grabbed his arm. She pulled him to the ground and stepped on his shoulder, resulting in a loud crack. “AAAHHH!” Josh screamed. Eileen and Acacia fired lightning and fire at her. She dodged each blast with fluidity and punched Eileen so hard she was launched through a tree. Rice rushed up and swung his swords, but she dodged each swing. One, another, another. Rice was relentless, but she was too swift. She roundhouse kicked him and he slid next to Josh, who was holding his shoulder.
“She’s got some moves.” He said.
“I’ve got better ones.” Rice replied, getting up and rushing towards her. Acacia was shooting fireballs at her, but Queen Veranke was flipping this way and that avoiding them.
“Just… stay… still…” She said, as Queen Veranke tripped her and punched her in the back. Rice jumped and swung his swords. She ducked under them, caught his arm, and nailed him with two fingers on his side, under his arm, and on his neck. He fell to the ground, twitching.
“What happened?” Josh called.
“She hit my pressure points…” Rice said. “Give me about three minutes…”
“You don’t have that long.” She said, raising her foot.
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Yikes. I mean, yikes! If anyone read the actual Secret Invasion comic, then you know that Queen Veranke didn't go down easy. Like, at all. Every hero in the Marvel pretty much wailed on her, but she just kept getting back up (which kind of makes the fact that Norman Osborn shot her anti climactic). So if she held her own against who knows how many superheroes, E.G.G's kind of not gonna stand a chance. Even if Eileen and Acacia have super powers. Luckily Cap was able to get back up and the Avengers showed up just in time to get her out of the fight. Let's hope that's the last we'll see of Queen Veranke.
Maria Hill: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D
After word spread of Queen Veranke’s defeat, the Skrulls began to surrender. The Avengers and other heroes rounded them up and took them into custody. Quartermain had found all of the S.H.I.E.L.D crew locked up in the Helicarrier prison, and after freeing them, all they got it back into the sky. Josh, Eileen, Acacia, Rice, and Captain America, watched as Commander Maria Hill loaded Queen Veranke onto a S.H.I.E.L.D transport. Spider-Woman approached.
“You and me are gonna have words.” She said to Queen Veranke.
“You all should have fallen…” She replied. “It was written…”
“Yeah, well, sometimes the story changes.” Josh said. “And there’s not always a happy ending.” The transport closed and took off to the Helicarrier. Commander Hill approached Eileen.
“Thank you for the Skrull detection device.” She said. “We’ll mass produce it and begin a sweep of the city.”
“What about S.H.I.E.L.D?” Eileen asked. “If what Queen Veranke said is true…”
“As far as we know it is.” Hill replied. “I am acting Director of S.H.I.E.L.D now. We’ll search for Fury and let you know what we find.” Eileen nodded as Hill got into a transport and flew off.
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Well shouldn't we all have seen this coming? I mean, Maria Hill is second in command, and with Fury, you know, dead, someone has to step up to the plate. Maria Hill took over for Fury in the comics when he went underground after the Secret War, and has been on and off Director of S.H.I.E.L.D ever since. Now she's in charge in E.G.G, and the question is will she make things easier of harder for E.G.G than Fury did?
See you tomorrow!
Remember after you read Episode 31, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, March 26!
A new team of Avengers has been formed and they're going to crash in E.G.G Base for a little while. What could go wrong? Answer: Any and everything! Find out how chaotic it gets tomorrow, March 20, in E.G.G Episode 31: The West Coast Avengers!