Posted Oct 11 2012 - 07:49 PM
Chapter 31 – Meet the Villains
Tahu: Alright class, listen up.
Makuta: And if we don’t?
Tahu: Makuta, have you bothered to comprehend the reasons why I’m not shouting?
Makuta: Not really, bro. I just know I prefer you to be mellow and quiet.
Bulk: It’s your fault that Tahu became a zombie.
Makuta: Actually, that was all Nex.
Nex: Stop blaming stuff on me!
Breez: Well, it’s true.
Nex: Aren’t you on my side?!
Breez: Who said I’m on your side?
Makuta: Not to mention Bulk, you didn’t do much to stop us. Also, you walked off by yourself, which is just about the most stupid thing you can do in a zombie outbreak.
Furno: Makuta’s actually right Bulk, you’re stupid.
Rocka: Says the leader of us that got himself infected.
Furno: Once again, that was all Nex.
Nex: It’s not my fault you were all bothering me! Also, in case you haven’t realized yet, I was in the middle of the explosion. My brain got addled.
Breez: Sure, Nex. Addled to the point where you were just brutal.
Makuta: Nex is like that deep down inside.
Nex: Not helping, Makuta.
Bulk: Look, none of you listened to me when the outbreak started! I was trying to organize us, but Nex just took over with his violent ways and Furno, for crying out loud, let him do it!
Rocka: Yeah, because everyone wants you as the leader, Bulk.
Bulk: I didn’t mean to be the leader, just the organizer.
Furno: Yeah... I don’t want you as the organizer either.
Mazeka: Hey Furno, shut up. You’re not much better.
Furno: What?! I’m top of the class!
Bulk: Actually, I’m top of the class. You’re right beneath me.
Nex: Somebody remind me how Furno is at the top.
Furno: That’s what experience in the field does for you, Nex.
Nex: So if I just slack off and ignore my girl friend, I’ll become just like you? What a hero, Furno.
Furno: What?! At least I still have a girl friend!
Nex: Shove off. At least I’m not so stuck up that I have a blimp with my face plastered all over it.
Furno: SHUT UP!
Tahu: Furno, to the office. Now.
Furno: JUST SHUT UP ABOUT THE BLIMP!
Furno: ...oh. Fine.
Tahu: My throat hurts now.
Nex: You deserve it.
Bulk: Nex, be quiet. That’s no way to talk to a teacher!
Mazeka: Nex, be quiet! That’s no way to talk to a teacher!
Bulk: Don’t mock me!
Rocka: Don’t mock me!
Bulk: ... I give up.
Makuta: About time.
Bulk: I’m leaving. Screw you guys.
Tahu: I hate you all. Now my top two students are gone. The average of this class just fell by about 67%.
Nex: What’s Breez, chopped liver?
Breez: I don’t need you to help me... I can do it myself.
Makuta: Just like the good old days!
Makuta: Well, you know. Way back when, Breez hated you and you loved her. Except... I guess back then you didn’t know she hated you. So... not the good old days, then.
Nex: Thanks Makuta. That makes me feel sooo much better.
Makuta: you are welcome.
Tahu: Everybody listen up.
Tahu: Everybody shut up.
Tahu: Today, I need to teach you about villains.
Makuta: Ooh, scary. Better run away from those villains. We might eat you heroes for a snack.
Meltdown: I beg to differ. A hero will never be an adequate filling of the belly.
Makuta: Congratulations on the sentence.
Meltdown: No problem.
Tahu: Has anyone here heard of the likes of Witch Doctor, or Von Ness, or XT4, or Brutaka, or Voltix?
Nex: Well, considering we took down Witch Doctor ourselves, and we fought Voltix a few weeks back...
Voltix: Muahahahaha! You can never defeat me! I will be ruler of the UNIVERSE!
Makuta: Right. And I will become the president of the Heroes of America fanclub.
Voltix: PRECISELY! MUAHAHAHA!
Makuta: That was a joke. I killed the club.
Voltix: I SHALL NOT BE DETERRED! YOU SHALL ALL FACE MY WRATH! I WILL EAT YOUR HEARTS AND – URK!
Kopaka: Yeah, it’s not fun having a shield slam your neck into the wall. But you’re going to prison.
Tahu: Yes... well, recently Witch Doctor and Voltix have been broken out of prison.
Rocka: Well, that’s your hard work gone to nothing.
Makuta: Inefficiency at its best!
Breez: How did they break out?
Tahu: That’s the part that we have found worrisome. Witch Doctor was spotted with XT4 hours later, and the two met with Brutaka and Voltix before vanishing.
Makuta: Big deal.
Tahu: It is a big deal. XT4 was spotted later that evening with Von Ness, and Von Ness has long been connected to a massive criminal organization, which, amongst other things, runs the Villain Academy.
Meltdown: And we all know that the Villain Academy would be a HUGE FREAKING DEAL, right?
Makuta: You continue to impress... also, I agree.
Tahu: Many are speculating the Villain Academy as it is right now is just a cover for something larger. And I have my suspicions as to where this institution may have placed some villains undercover.
Makuta: You’re looking at me when you say that. I’m no spy, trust me.
Tahu: No, I’d like to speak to you after class. Secret mission #1 and all that jazz.
Makuta: More like mission #2, but alright.
Breez: Sir, I’m looking up all of them on my files... Brutaka is wanted across the universe for using his portals to break countless other villains out of jail.
Tahu: Go on.
Breez: Witch Doctor has admitted to being a spy that was placed within Hero School to experiment, and Voltix... he’s just some megalomaniac, to be honest.
Tahu: Yes... it’s the other two that are important.
Breez: My files say that XT4... he’s one of the most dangerous villains of all time. He’s never been beaten in combat, and he’s taken down over seventeen thousand heroes.
Makuta: Alright, even for me, those are some scary numbers.
Tahu: XT4 is rumored to be the second in command of this organization I was telling you all about.
Makuta: He’s a pretty shrimp guy to be in control of that much.
Tahu: Do not, under any circumstances, underestimate him. XT4 is far more dangerous than any other villain you’ll meet. He’s cold... he’s calculating... and he never makes mistakes. Makuta, this is where you’ll be coming in after class.
Makuta: Uh... okay.
Breez: Von Ness... it says he used to be a student of hero school. He was the top student in the school... he aced the in-class work, and he aced the field training, and the combat training.
Nex: How does somebody like that go bad?
Breez: I’m about to tell you, Nex. Shut it.
Breez: His reasons for leaving were that he became an outcast at the school. He outclassed everyone by so much that they became jealous, and would bully him mercilessly.
Makuta: Sounds like what we do to Bulk and Furno these days.
Breez: So he turned on the school... while on a field mission to investigate Tronameg-
Nex: Ugh, him again.
Breez: -Von Ness stole some of Tronameg’s experiments and killed the three class mates that had gone with him on the mission. The next time Hero School saw him, he had transformed into a hulking monster. Four out of the fifteen heroes on the mission died while the others escaped and the objective was failed.
Makuta: Well, today was fun.
Tahu: That is important, heroes. Keep it in mind the next time you see your friends.
Bulk: And you’re sure this will work?
???: Of course it will work, hero.
Bulk: Don’t call me that. I’m tired of being the hero. Let them see how easy it is.
???: Good... you’ll fit right in. We have been planning this for years... and you, Bulk, will fit into the plan like a glove. This is your part....
To Be Continued.