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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 32
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 32: Clash of Titanium, and a lot happened in this one! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
A week after Hawkeye and his West Coast Avengers moved into E.G.G Base, things were not getting any better, and everyone was on everyone else's last nerve! Luckily a distraction came in the form of Titanium Man terrorizing the Chandler Center for the Arts. The West Coast Avengers and E.G.G went to subdue the problem, but before he left, Ant-Man pulled Josh aside and granted him a gift: A fully functional suit of armor Josh names the Joshinator Armor. Armed with his new suit, Lightstream, and the West Coast Avengers, they all put their differences aside and worked together to beat Titanium Man. In the end, they all parted on good terms. Well, almost, as Josh discovered that Hawkeye could have left on day one!
Hall of E.G.G Gadget Guide
Gadget: Joshinator Armor
Description: The first version of Josh’s armor created by Ant-Man, seeing Josh’s jealousy at both Eileen and Acacia wielding powers. It has no offenses capabilities, but increases Josh’s strength, speed, and endurance. First used in the battle against Titanium Man with the West Coast Avengers.
Field Test: Success
Status: Archived as personal project.
The Joshinator Armor
“Okay…” Josh positioned it on his chest and spread his arms. “Like this?” Suddenly it began to shift. “Whoa! Wait a minute…” Metal plating began to engulf his body. It covered his arms and the top of his hands. It went around his back, down his stomach and legs. Finally, a helmet formed around the back of his head, leaving his face exposed. “Sweet! Battle armor!”
“Yep. Now it has no offensive capabilities, but is should significantly increase your strength, speed, and durability.”
“Pym, I could marry you!” He shouted, jumping feet into the air a hitting the ceiling. “Ow!”
“What, are you kidding? I just hit the ceiling! I could never hit the ceiling!” Josh began to run in circles. “I’m not even getting tired!”
“The suit is doing most of the work for you. Now if you’d just break it in slowly…”
“Look out Titanium Man! Here comes the Joshinator!” He said, rushing out of the room.
“Fighting Titanium Man is not breaking it in slowly!” Ant-Man called after him, rushing out as well.
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Well now this is certainly an interesting development! Josh now has the power to keep up with Eileen (aka Lightstream) and Acacia in battle! This generous gift from Ant-Man completely changes the game for Josh in combat! Now he's more than just a bag of gadgets, and level 9 threats like Titanium Man become significantly more manageable. The Joshinator armor is the ultimate way of evening the odds! But, no offensive capabilities? Come on Pym! Josh is gonna have to do something about that...
Josh's Threat Assessment on Titanium Man
He walked inside to see a bunch of unconscious Syndicate soldiers, War Machine on the ground and Titanium Man choking Scarlet Witch.
“You are nothing to me!” He roared. Suddenly he was blasted from behind. He threw Wanda down and turned to see Lightstream’s hand steaming.
“Why don’t you pick on somebody your own size?” She said.
“Gladly!” He replied. Two machine guns folded out of his arms and he began shooting at Lightstream. She braced for impact, but was protected by a force field.
“I got you covered!” Acacia said.
“Thanks!” She said, as Josh rushed past her.
“Now you’re gonna face the wrath of the Joshinator!” He shouted. He punched Titanium Man, who looked down at him. “Uh oh…” He backhanded Josh into the wall. Josh sat up. “Okay, running and punching, bad idea.” Suddenly the Vision phased through the floor behind Titanium Man. He attempted to reach inside of his armor, but was electrocuted.
“Gyah!” He shouted, falling to the ground and turning solid again.
“Foolish machine!” Titanium Man said. “I will not fall prey to such primitive tricks!”
“How’s this for primitive!” Acacia said, shooting an immense stream of fire at him. Titanium Man held up his arms and began fighting through it. “Lightstream, up the pressure!”
“Right!” Lightstream fired her blasts at him, but he was still trudging through.
“Foolish Americans,” he said. “Your persistence in the face of defeat never ceases to amuse me.” He finally reached them and punched them both to the ground.
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Well, for a knock off Iron Man he's pretty tough! Iron Man's dealt with his fair share of people trying take him out in similar armor to his, Iron Monger, Crimson Dynamo, Firepower, etc. But Titanium Man is by far one of the more ferocious villains. Boris Bullski is a Russian bent on tearing Iron Man apart from the inside out, so he has no reserves against E.G.G and the West Coast Avengers!
“Pick on someone my own size? It is comical that you belief you are in the same legion as me!” Suddenly the roof to the Chandler Center for the Arts was ripped off. “What the?”
“How about someone ten times your size!” Hank Pym’s voice thundered, as he towered over the building.
“Is that… Ant-Man?” Josh asked.
“Well, he’s Giant-Man now.” Hawkeye said.
“This is… not possible!” Titanium Man shouted. He began to fly, but his boots suddenly turned pink and gave out.
“I don’t think so.” Scarlet Witch said. He turned to run but slammed into a force field.
“No way!” Acacia called. He looked up to see Giant Man’s fist coming down.
“NNNOOOO!” He shouted, as Giant-Man pounded him into the ground.
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Didn't think I'd go there, did you! Yep, Ant-Man alternate, very big form, Giant Man surfaces in E.G.G! And honestly, Titanium Man was tearing through everybody! What better way to finish him on than an over-sized fist to the face!
You got played!
“Wow! Thanks Clint!” He said, taking it. “You know what, you guys can stay as long as you want!”
“Actually, we were gonna head out today.” He replied.
“Really? Your base is ready?”
“It’s been ready since day one.”
“Yep. I just had to wait out the rest of the month so I didn’t have to pay the rent.”
“Wha- Are you kidding me!”
“Thanks for understanding. West Coast Avengers, assemble, and roll out!” Everyone grabbed their bags and followed Hawkeye into the elevator. He winked a Josh. “See ya around, sucker!” The doors closed. Josh’s eye twitched.
“Josh?” Eileen asked. “Are you okay?”
“Looks like he’s gonna blow a fuse!” Acacia said. Josh took a deep breath.
“HAWKEYE!!!!!!!!” He screamed to the top of his lungs, and knew, that wherever he was, Hawkeye had a smirk of victory on his face.
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Haha, well, I guess Hawkeye's got more than just trick arrows! Poor, poor Josh. He just can't seem to catch a break, can he?
Nick Fury Lives/Agent Rice's Secret Mission
“You’re a tough man to find.” He said. “Director.” Nick Fury emerged from the shadows.
“Good, let’s keep it that way.” He said. “Being ‘dead’ has its advantages. Just ask Coulson.” He paused. “You didn’t hear that.”
“Sure,” Rice said. “Anyway, thanks for trusting me. I know you’re probably real picky about your social circle.”
“You’re a trustworthy agent.” Fury replied. “Plus, you’re perfect for this assignment.” He handed Rice a file. Rice opened it, read a little, and sighed.
“You really want me on this?”
“Director Fury, the guy’s an idiot.”
“I know. Trust me. But this is something bigger. Keep reading.” Rice scanned the rest of the file.
“Oh, okay.” He closed it. “Do they know?”
“Not yet.” Fury replied. “But I have a feeling in my gut that they will soon.”
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Fury's alive! But, I mean, honestly, who really believed he was dead? Of course he survived a fall from hundreds of feet in the air from the Helicarrier, I mean, how could he not! Okay, so that's a bit unbelievable, but details aren't important! He's back! Deal with it! And also, Agent Rice has a secret mission, clearly involving E.G.G, but what could it be?
Oh yeah, and that Coulson reference. #CoulsonLives!
See you tomorrow!
Remember after you read Episode 33, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, March 9!
An old friend calls in a favor from Josh, and he's glad to oblige. But things suddenly go south when the favor happens to be something one member of E.G.G can't bring herself to do. Find out what is tomorrow, April 3, in E.G.G Episode 33: Revenge!