Sep 30, 2022 8:39 AM
Freedom Five Unity and an island of clones
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Unity, who has just started trying to turn a car into another humanoid robot, looks up with concern. "What is that?" 

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Meanwhile, Tachyon passes the antimagic spike to the flying man, who proceeds to do his level best do jam it into the monster's eye. It manages to fend him off, but it's on the defensive now. 

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"Using crystal magic on reflex," Henry says, pulling a spike from a shoulder, "more painful and lesser quality." He starts the process of pulling another spike. Luckily, none appeared out of his face.

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Gabe helps. "And to think you are the one giving mes lectures about never doing this."

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In a fit of desperate inspiration, the giant seizes a room-sized chunk of skyscraper and hurls it, not at the flying man, but the group of people currently making antimagic crystals. The hero notices and quickly refocuses, trying to catch up to the projectile, but he's just... a bit... too... slow...

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Several things happen in quick succession: Unity's half-formed bot throws itself in front of the group. From the rooftop, someone launches a canister that shatters at their feet, engulfing them in a wave of rapidly-expanding foam. And several tons of rebar-reinforced concrete slam into the collected defense of shield, bot, and foam. 

Miraculously, no one dies. 

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Gabe was about to shout for them to run. "Well, that was close."

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"We could get better cover? We are not frontline fighters."

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Unity spits out a mouthful of foam. "Ow. It, uh, might not matter in a moment..." she points monsterward. "Get 'im, Legacy!"

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The blue-and-white hero, Legacy, turns around to make another run at the giant...

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...while another figure, previously hidden in the shadows, launches a grappling hook at its legs...

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...which Tachyon catches and wraps several turns for good measure...

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...and a blast of ice encases the monster's arms before they can rise to block...

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...as Legacy dodges another blast of shadow and hurls the spear into the creature's chest. 

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Cracks of light spreading from the point of impact, the creature topples to the ground and begins to dissolve into shadowy mist. 

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"Yay? Are we, like, safe?" Gabe says trying to get some gunk off, his shields don't really help much at the task.

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Henry just "cuts" the foam by turning some into a thin layer of crystal.

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"Yessss!" Unity cheers as the creature disipates. "Teamwork! Go Legacy!" It takes her a moment to register Gabe's question. Then, "I, uh, think so? It looks like the heroes are still chasing someone..." Indeed, the costumed ones have begun fanning out in what looks like a search pattern near the site of the fall. "...but there's no more giant monster destroying the city. If you can make some more material I can make some bots to help with the cleanup and stuff." She notices Henry's ragged, crystal-studded appearance. "Are you gonna be okay, man?" 

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"I will, it looks worse than it actually is."

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"But please do make fun of his rookie mistake. I am sure will."

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"I purposefully keep crystals away from anything vital. And to answer your request. We can make more bots."

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