Wards pre and post Leviathan V/S hero aca main cast in S2 and S3 GO!

I haven’t seen past early season 2 of MHA, sorry.

I’m also not sure who qualifies as main cast. If we just take everyone in Deku’s class, we’ve got a huge imbalance numberwise and a lot of characters I don’t fully understand the powers of.

What other heroes might have a dark side?

All of them.

I’m not against having some actually thoroughly good people with no dark secrets in the story, far from it, but Wildbow has conditioned me to not really expect them to last like that.

It does seem a lot of the really good ones are Wards, which is interesting considering how we’ve had Interlude-like chapters from the perspective of most of them. But it’s worth noting that during Sentinel, it was relevant to paint Sophia as the odd one out.

And we see that, yet again, Bitch was fooled and betrayed by “words that sounded good”. It is pretty downplayed, but I think this is a major experience for her, because betrayal is such a huge thing in her life every time it happens its reopening a huge scar

Ouch, yeah. At least it was someone she had already decided wasn’t winning her over, this time, but still.

Hey, did I ever mention my idle hypothesis that the Monochrome was carrying some kind of speaker in her mouth in Interlude 11a? That she can’t speak but Siberian found a way to circumvent that this one time and make it appear like she could?

Seriously, everybody keeps underestimating Vista. Nobody seems to think much of the youngest Ward, but she is a badass and what she can do to Leviathan she could also do to you!

Yeah, sheesh! Even mr. Leg “people are stronger than they appear” End didn’t seem to take her seriously, though that was while under the effects of the miasma.

Vista was introduced as one of the kids who keep the myth of young triggerers being more powerful alive, but not a lot of characters seem to treat her that way.

Maybe it’s because they don’t expect her to be competent, just powerful.

The fetish for restricted partners is bondage.

Right, of course.

I guess I was thinking more about the wiggling out of a tight spot than why she was wiggling in the first place, and that’s why I didn’t think of bondage at the time.

That’s a Mankey, not a Primeape

Whoops, yeah, you’re right. The thing I made that image with didn’t label the Pokémon, so I was using the wiki to check which was which of the two, but I guess I mixed up which one I’d actually put in the image.

In my defense, the two look nearly identical except for the limbs.

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End of Prey 14.8

Ahh, yes, a lightweight, low-intensity dénouement chapter indeed.

Sure.

No, but seriously, this was great. I really love everything about this one, from the aesthetic of the city under the miasma’s effect, to the mad scramble to avoid the effect, to Sundancer revealing how much she’s a dark mirror of Taylor in terms of loneliness and friendship as Taylor is facing her friends giving themselves up to an unknown threat, to Legend and Vista, to the precise effect of the miasma, to Lisa bringing them together but Brian ultimately being the one to make Taylor trust them… Just, everything. This was a damn good chapter and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this plays out from here.

The final line of the chapter was kinda weird, I suppose. It feels like a joke I didn’t quite get, but there are ways to read it that don’t seem so jokey.

Anyway, next chapter, I guess they’re off to find proper reception so they can call Cherish and find out where Amy is. Man, if Cherish enjoyed trying to sow seeds of discord before… Hell, she might even be jealous at Bonesaw for managing to do this so effectively.

There’s also Coil, who’d be a good resource if Lisa is right about him being safe from the miasma.

Finding Amy isn’t enough. They also need to get rid of the miasma, which would likely require finding either Bonesaw, a fuckton of salt, or both. This ain’t gonna be easy, and I’m surprised it seems we’re doing this in the same Arc. Unless we’re going right into the next one from here, perhaps with an Interlude next chapter. We’ll have to see.

If that’s the case, maybe the next Arc is titled something like Spray (might be a little too close phonetically to Prey), or Cannibal(ism), or… something else that might indicate bugs turning on each other. I don’t know.

So yeah, see you next time!

He was warm.

Grue?

Then, without waiting for me to give an answer, Grue stepped back, taking hold of my left hand and pulling.  I followed without complaint.  I couldn’t complain.  If I doubted him now, after this-  I’d be ten times as angry at myself as he was with me.

Looks like it worked.

“Priority number one, we get in contact with Cherish,” Tattletale said, grinning.  “From there, we can decide whether we want to track down Panacea or go after the Slaughterhouse Nine.”

“Right,” I said.

The Undersiders are back in business. Well, part of them.

“Keep checking your cell phone.  The second we have service, call Coil.”

“Coil is?”

“Our boss, and since he’s hidden away, he won’t be affected, so he’ll be able to place the name and fill us in on the details the agnosia has blocked from us.”

That’s assuming he wasn’t out on a grocery shopping trip when this hit.

“Okay.”

“It’s not the end of the world after all,” Tattletale smiled.

I nodded.  I was acutely aware of the gun in my right hand.  I felt like I should put it away, but with the way we were moving and my general sense of unease, I couldn’t stop and do it.  Hated this.  It reminded me of school.

I suppose she couldn’t trust anyone at school either, in case they were in with the Harpies. Like that one girl from before her trigger event.

The reminder made me angry, and it somehow made all of this seem worse.  I muttered, “Sooner we’re fucking cured of this miasma, the better.”

“Hey!”  Tattletale paused, pointing at me with a stern expression on her face.  “Don’t swear!”

Are you just messing with Taylor now?

Or did the miasma genuinely make you not like swearing? That does sound like something Bonesaw might do. :p

But it should be affecting Taylor too in that case, I suppose.