Misconceptions Ch. 9 Chapter 9Training
"Where are we going?" Evelyn asked as they walked out the door of their apartment building.
Otto, who was walking a little too quickly for Evelyn's liking, replied, "Oh, to an old, abandoned place. I actually used to live there at one point. As far as I know, it is still neglected as ever... Which is good for us. Less chance of being spotted."
"You know, we could actually take the rooftops, Evelyn. It would be much faster."
"No; no thanks." She really wasn't in the mood to throw up again.
He shrugged. "Alright. Next time, though, I won't go as fast."
"Incidentally," she asked, "How fast CAN you go doing that?"
He scratched his head, thinking. " Oh, when I'm using all four of them ? Around fifty miles an hour."
"No way! You're lying."
"I am not lying, and I would appreciate it if you didn't assume I was a habitual liar, Evelyn."
She shrugged. "What do you expect me to think?"
They walked in silence for a moment. Then Evelyn loo
Prank 4 and 5A Prank Gone Wrong
Chapter 4Doc Ock's Break-in
Otto Octavius threw the wrench down in disgust and asked himself again why he was doing this. Nuclear physicist he was, but he was no mechanic.
So why was he sitting in Max Dillon's apartment, trying to install water sprinklers in the front door foyer?
That was an interesting question, but Doc Ock had a simple answer.
Maxwell Dillon had screwed with Doctor Octopus for the last time.
Granted, he had thought some revenge was due for Dillon's initial April Fool's prank, but he hadn't thought that it would escalate into this. Electro cutting off all of the power to his home (and his lab! He had had important projects in the works that needed electricity) had been the last straw. That electric-manipulating idiot was going to pay.
Otto glanced again at the manual, held in front of him by a metallic pincer. He was having difficulty putting them together properly; but how hard could it be? After all, if he could create nuclear fusion, certai
A Prank Gone Wrong 2 and 3A Prank Gone Wrong
Doc Ock watched Max Dillon leave the small, modest house, slamming the front door. Electro walked down the street, no doubt headed towards The Bar With No Name for a night of drinking and partying with other criminals.
He emerged from where he had been hiding in the bushes. So, Max thought he could play a prank on him, did he? Despite the fact that Ock had beaten the crap out of Electro afterwards, he had still gotten away and told everyone that he had 'played the ultimate April Fool's joke on Doc Ock.' Ock still got funny looks and practically laughed at every time he met another villain on the street or at the bar.
Sure, beating Electro to a pulp had given him some satisfaction, but he really wouldn't be satisfied until Max Dillon had been as, if not more than, humiliated than he had been.
Doc Ock looked over his stash of toilet paper, silly string, and eggs, making damn sure he had everything. He wasn't going to be able to humiliate Electro
A Prank Gone Wrong Ch. 1 A Prank Gone Wrong
Max Dillon had the perfect prank.
Max, also known as Electro, was a prankster at heart. He loved playing tricks and pranks on people, and today was April Fool's Day; the perfect day to pull one. And he had the most excellent idea
Max whistled as he walked down the bustling Manhattan street. Now he just had to find a suitable candidate for his prank.
And who should Electro see dart into an alleyway at that moment than Doctor Octopus.
Aha, he thought. Perfect. The scientist had a short temper, so Max would have to make a break for it once he had pranked him; but it would so be worth it.
Electro caught up with his fellow criminal, walking up behind him. "Heya, Doc! How are you doing?" he asked jovially.
Doc Ock whipped around, recognizing Electro's voice. "I am fine, thank you," he said gruffly. Electro held out a hand for him to shake. After hesitating for a moment, Doc Ock took it, casting his suspicions aside. D
Let's Play Ball-- Pre-GameChapter Four: Pre-Game
The day of the baseball game had finally arrived. The sun was shining; there was not a cloud in sight. It was a perfect day for the ultimate showdown.
Most of the heroes were arriving to the stadium via the X-Jet. Nick Fury stood among them, relaying last-minute changes and instructions.
"Alright, then. The Silver Surfer can't make it, so Cap, would you mind being umpire?"
"It would be an honor, sir." Captain America was a fair and just hero, so he would be wholly accepted by both sides.
Fury continued. "Okay, that means we'll need a new right fielder. Someone tell Sue Richards that she'll be needed for the starting lineup. Elektra, you'll be a new bench player. Along with you, Luke Cage."
"Is one of the other players unavailable, Colonel?" Luke asked.
The head of S.H.I.E.L.D. nodded. "Dr. Strange said he had changed his mind and he'd rather watch than actually play. Is everyone set? Well, that's good, then. We're almost at the stadium."
Spider-Man picked up a ba
Let's Play Ball-- The TryoutsLet's Play Ball
Chapter TwoThe Tryouts, Part One
It was a bright and sunny spring day in Salem Center. Professor Charles Xavier wheeled himself down to the baseball diamond, where most of his fellow X-Men and other superheroes were gathering.
Professor Xavier had been asked by Colonel Fury from S.H.I.E.L.D if the superheroes could use the baseball field at his exclusive school for mutants. It's small, Fury had said, but it's suitable.
For tryouts, Professor X later learned.
Tryouts so they could play baseball against the super villains.
Xavier sighed as he reached one of the dugouts. "Baseball?" he had asked incredulously when Bobby Drake had told him."Yeah," Bobby had answered enthusiastically. "It'll be fun."
At first, he had though that his X-Men were under psionic control somehow. But after checking thoroughly, Xavier found that they were all of sound mind. The leader of the X-Men couldn't phantom why they wanted to do something so, so
Let's Play Ball-- PlanningLet's Play Ball
Author's Note: This is a parody on most of the Marvel superheroes and super villains. I mean, it probably would never happen, but there has been much fun writing it.
Anyway, this was collaborated with the user doodlergirl.
Chapter 1Ideas and Meetings
It was another boring, but busy day at the offices of S.H.I.E.L.D. That is, until Nick Fury received the videotape. It came in a package that was marked URGENT.
This better be something important, Colonel Fury thought, sticking the tape in the VCR. I'm extremely busy today.
Doctor Doom popped up on the screen. "Nick Fury," the recorded image said.
"Doom," Fury snarled, even though he knew that the super villain wasn't live. "What do you want this time?"
Suprisingly, the self-proclaimed ruler of Latveria seemed quite relaxed. "I have sent you this message to inquire whether you and the other so-called "heroes" would wish to match wits with us in a game of tenacity, agility, and wit.
"I am inviting you to play bas
Misconceptions Chapters 7 + 8Misconceptions
Author's Note: Chapter 7in which Evelyn gets answers and Otto has a heart-to-heart talk with Spider-Man (Well, kind of...) Enjoy !
The infamous villain known throughout Manhattan (and the whole country, for that matter) as Doctor Octopus stared at his niece across the kitchen table. "So. Your questions," he said bluntly. "Go ahead and ask me."
"I can ask you anything?" Evelyn asked nervously.
"Are we even related?"
As a reply, he grabbed her wrist with his hand, very nearly hurting her as he gripped her tightly. Startled, she attempted to break free, but he held her fast. He's stronger than he looks, she thought nervously.
"Look at me, Evelyn," he growled. "Do you really think I would have fought for full custody of you if you weren't related to me? Do you really think I would have gone through all of that trouble?"
"Uh, I don't know; Iuh" she stammered.
He pulled her close to her, so that her face w