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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 31
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 31: The West Coast Avengers, and a lot happened in this one! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
After the end of the devastating Skrull Secret Invasion, E.G.G returns home to Arizona only to receive some uninvited guests: Hawkeye and his new team, The West Coast Avengers! While it may seem like a brief inconvenience, things escalate to all new levels of insanity very quickly! Ant-Man insults Eileen's intelligence, Tigra drinks all of Celeste's milk, Harry walks in on Scarlet Witch in the shower, Acacia steps on Wasp, Vision gives Jocasta the cold shoulder and Hawkweye destroys Josh's PS4! The only two that seem to be getting along on Allyson and War Machine. In Josh's opinion, the sooner the West Coast Avengers leave, the better!
The Superior Ant-Man
Eileen had escorted Ant-Man to the Humpty Dumpty Hall.
“So?” She asked. Ant-Man examined the room.
“It’s nice…” he replied
“Nice? This is state of the art stuff! Look, we’ve got a quantum extrapolator, a fission welder, a particle destabilizer…”
“Yeah, but, you know, I’ve seen better stuff.”
“I’d like to know where!”
“Well, Stark Tower for one…”
“Now that’s just cheating.”
“I can work with this. Even if it is primitive technology…”
“Primitive! Why I oughta-“
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Well geez! Ant-Man, otherwise known as Henry "Hank" Pym, is one of the smartest guys in the Marvel Universe. Kind of makes you wonder why he's not on the Illuminati, a team comprised of some of the smartest guys in the Marvel Universe. It probably he something to do with the fact that he created Ultron, you know, that big bad tearing E.G.G a new in 17 and 18, the one you're gonna see tearing the Avengers apart from the inside in a little over a month. But, like he says in the beginning, Hank's done other things. He created Pym Particles, for instance, which allow him and the Wasp to shrink and grow! And he can talk to ants with his helmet... Yeah, pretty smart guy, but he gave himself ant powers. Still, he was a founding Avenger, and now he's joined Hawkeye on the West Coast! Let's just hope he can stay on Eileen's good side before she goes all Lightstream on him!
No Milk N' Cookies!
She looked at the refrigerator to see Tigra standing in it, chugging down a carton of milk. “Um, excuse me?” Tigra didn’t even look at her. She finished the carton and threw it into a pile of empty ones, then took out a new one, opened it, and began drinking.
“Hey!” Celeste shouted. Tigra stopped and wiped her mouth.
“What?” She asked.
“Can I get some milk please?”
“No.” Tigra answered, and continued to drink.
“But you can’t drink it all!” Tigra angrily hissed at Celeste, and she jumped back. Tigra continued to drink the milk.
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Greer Nelson, aka Tigra, is a curious case. Spiritual merged with a cat person, she became, well, a cat person. She's been a loyal member of the West Coast Avengers, and certainly brings her bit to the team. I had a little fun with her, making her drink milk and chase laser pointers, but don't worry, I'm well aware how deadly Tigra can be. This was just a fun episode, trust me, you'll see what she can do soon...
He ran and ran, until he finally reached another bathroom. He pulled on the handle, but it was locked. “NO!” He shouted. He felt like he was about to burst. “I don’t even care, I need to go NOW!” He slammed his shoulder into the door and burst into the bathroom, just as Scarlet Witch was stepping out of the shower.
“Ah!” She screamed, quickly grabbing the curtain.
“Whoa! Sorry!” Harry said, turning away.
“You creep!” Wanda shouted, holding out her hand. Suddenly there was a pink blast around Harry’s face.
“Ah!” He shouted, covering his eyes. “My eyes! I can’t see! I can’t see!” He ran down the halls of E.G.G Base in blind panic. Wanda smiled.
“Serves him right.” She said, as the door turned pink and closed itself.
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Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Magneto... or not... I don't know what Marvel's doing with her, but as far as I know, she's a mutant, and a daughter of Magneto, and Elizabeth Olsen... anyway, her hex powers have never really been fully explored, but she can change reality and wipe out an entire race of people by uttering three words, so stepping in on her while she's in the shower? Yeah, bad idea.
“Why didn’t you ever tell me you didn’t like my tacos!” She shouted. But Harry was gone. “Urgh, sometimes I swear…” Acacia began to angrily storm down the hall when suddenly she heard something crack under her foot. “What the?” She moved it to see Wasp lying there, twitching. Acacia gasped. “OH NO!” She picked Wasp up. “Hey, are you okay? Can you hear me?” Wasp’s wings fluttered, and her fingers twitched. “Oh man, what do I do? What do I do? Eileen! She’ll know what to do!” Acacia ran for the Humpty Dumpty Hall.
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Ouch! Yep, Janet van Dyne, the Wasp. A happy go luck chipper founding member of the Avengers, and Ant-Man's girlfriend. They actually have a bit of an abusive relationship in the comics but... let's not get into all that. Wasp, like Ant-Man, can shrink (with the added bonus of wings!) and grow (though she rarely does). She's always good to have in a fight too, because she can get into those hard to reach places, and her wasp stings really hurt! Let's just hope she can watch where she's flying...
“Yes! Um, what about you? Did it hurt?”
“Did what hurt?”
“When you fell down from Heaven?”
“Inaccurate. I am not from Heaven, I was created by Ultron.”
“Common ground,” Jocasta said to herself. “I was created by Ultron too!”
“You were? What is your project designation?”
“Project designation Jocasta 220.”
“Ah, Jocasta. Ultron told me about that one.”
“Yes, she was to be his eternal companion.” Jocasta froze.
“Well… yes. But I deviated from my programming. As you did! It seems as if we have much in common.”
“Yes, it does.” Vision said. He continued to hang his capes.
“Okay, forward.” Jocasta said to herself. “Alright, open your audio receptors wide and listen. This is how it is going to go. You and me are getting together.”
“Tying the knot.”
“I do not understand…”
“Let me put it this way.” Jocasta got close to him. “I will show you my data processor if you show me your hard drive.” The Vision was alerted.
“I… I… Processing… Error… Error… I believe Hawkeye is summoning me…”
“I did not hear…” But before she could finish the Vision turned intangible and phased through the wall. “Vision, wait!” She called, but too late. “No, I have… failed. This… this must be… sadness.” Jocasta turned and sadly left the room.
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Oooh... sorry Jocasta, maybe next time. The Vision is a cool character, he can phase through walls, fly, rock a yellow cape. He was created by Ultron, like Jocasta, but as mentioned in 18, Vision deviated from his programming once he realized Ultron was a jerk! He had a thing going on with Scarlet Witch, but... yeah, I don't think anybody even wants to get into all that. But Jocasta with a crush on Vision? Genius!
Josh's thoughts on Hawkeye way back in AvE
PlayStation power down!
Josh sat in his room, playing his PlayStation 4.
“Come on now…” He said to the game. “Pick up the slack… yes… YES… YES! I’m gonna win!” Suddenly the game cut out. “What, no!” He pressed the buttons on his controller. “What happened?” He looked to see and arrow stuck to his PlayStation 4. “NO! MY BABY!” He screamed, rushing over and pulling the arrow out. “Are you okay baby? Tell me you’re okay, please! Say something!”
“Calm down, it was an EMP arrow,” Hawkeye said, entering the room. “I just shorted it out.” Josh turned angrily.
“You!” He growled.
“Well that’s what you get for lying. You said there was nothing fun to do around here.”
“There is no way I’m letting you put your hands on my wife!”
“Really? Is it like that bro?”
“You hurt her…” Josh cradled over his PS4 and began to cry silently.
“Wow.” Hawkeye said.
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Well that was mean! Hawkeye isn't really known for being a stand up guy though. Being the world's greatest archer, he kinda has a bit of an ego. But now he's in charge of his own team! I just want to know who died and made Hawkeye king! Either way, Josh isn't very fond of him, but until the West Coast Avengers base is finished, I guess they're stuck together!
Love and War
“Well, I have a secret, a really big one, and I’m beginning to wonder if it’s even worth keeping secret anymore.”
“Depends, what could happen if you came out with it?”
“It could cost me my job,” she said. “And… it could quite possibly cost Director Westbrook his too…”
“Oh.” Rhodey said. “A secret relationship sorta deal?” Allyson nodded. “Well, that is a tough one.”
“We can only meet in secret, and he never has time for me. If everyone just knew, we could be a couple whenever. Like Acacia and Harry, they’re all out in the open doing couple stuff, I just want that with Josh, you know?”
“Yeah, I know.” Rhodey replied. “Talk to him about it.”
“Oh, he’d never…”
“No, get him, sit him down, and talk to him about it. You two should weigh all the factors and come up with a decision.”
“Okay. Thanks Rhodey!”
“Anytime.” He said, as Allyson happily skipped off.
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Well at least these two seem to be getting along. James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark's best friend, War Machine. War Machine is pretty much Iron Man but with less of an ego and a lot more guns, which makes him a perfect candidate for Hawkeye's West Coast Avengers. And, you know, sometimes he's a love doctor!
See you tomorrow!
Remember after you read Episode 32, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, April 2!
The West Coast Avengers are still in E.G.G Base, and things aren't getting any easier. But when Titanium Man threatens the city, can Josh and Hawkeye out their differences aside and convince their teams to work together? Find out tomorrow, March 27, in E.G.G Episode 32: Clash of Titanium!