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Bludhaven - Outside Gotham
Beetle sets the Bug down on a hill - the lights of Gotham would be visible from here, if not for Grodd's actions at the power plant. Still, there's a few disturbingly orange glows reflecting off the clouds overhead - the first signs of Darkseid claiming the city for his own.

The unaffected population of Gotham has been, for the most part, evacuated thanks to the quick thinking of Dr. Fate - Bludhaven emergency responders are already tending to the injured nearby.

So now, the heroes - and possibly some of the villains - have breathing room to actually come up with a plan.

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From: krypton_or_bust Date: October 21st, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Titans Go!

A new set of players have arrived.
Beetle gets the heads up from their comm signal before visual confirmation is made, and in a few more moments, breaking through the cloud cover, the Teen Titans T-Jet sweeps into view making a sharp decent to land nearby.

Superboy, Wondergirl, Firebird and Kid Flash are on the scene...such as it is.

_bird_of_flame_ From: _bird_of_flame_ Date: October 21st, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Titans Go!

Pulling the goggles down over her eyes, Flamebird waits for the T-Jet to land before getting out, looking worried. She makes her way over toward where it looks like there are people who know what the hell is going on. Blue Beetle seems like a decent place to start but most anyone will do if they have information.
_wondergirl_ From: _wondergirl_ Date: October 21st, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Titans Go!

It's moments like this that Cassie's glad her costume is nothing more than jeans, boots, and an eagle-emblazoned tunic, no matter how much flack she gets for her extremely casual sense of style. It makes her life so much simpler, especially when something like this happens.

"This is unpretty," she remarks dryly as she exits the T-Jet.
From: grodd_is_king Date: October 21st, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Titans Go!

"You have a remarkable gift for understatement, child."

Grodd walks toward the jet, arms casually behind his back.

"Superboy, excellent. Finally some decent manpower. Before you accuse me of being behind this, let me spare you a long-winded explanation."

Grodd projects his memories of recent events into the minds of the arriving Titans: Blackfire's speech, the conversion of the inhabitants, and Darkseid's takeover of Gotham."
From: krypton_or_bust Date: October 21st, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Titans Go!

"AHHHHH!!!

HE'S IN MY HEAD!!!!!" Superboy yelps.

"GORILLA GROD IS IN MY HEA...oh."

You can't blame him. Kon-el has a history of being 'Supervillain X's' mind puppet.

He looks over to Beetle in askance.
"Really?"
From: j_onn_j_onzz Date: October 25th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
As the assembled discuss the situation, J'onn walks into the room...
_wondergirl_ From: _wondergirl_ Date: October 25th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yay, another adult hero!

Cassie waves to him, glad to have a non-villainous-telepath amongst them. The relief on her face is obvious for everyone to see.
From: grodd_is_king Date: October 25th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grodd's eyes narrowed dangerously upon the Manhunter's arrival. If there was anyone he hated as much as Allen, it was this man. The Martian had once lobotomized him, forcing him to sell his soul to regain his powers.

This alliance was greatly testing Grodd's ability for cooperation, but he would persevere.
From: j_onn_j_onzz Date: October 26th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
J'onn returns the ape's glare, then turns to the assembled. "Batman is, to use human vernacular, 'shaking out the cobwebs', and will be in momentarily."

He looks to Beetle. "Have the JLA and JSA in their entirety been appraised?" he says, nodding to the Titans to acknowledge their presence. "And has anyone heard from Oracle?"
nynecrymes From: nynecrymes Date: October 26th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
A portal shimmers, opens, and....

Catman comes flying through it, murder in his eyes and aiming for Hus...Martian Manhunter? He has just enough in him to try and arc himself in mid-air, landing in front of the JLA's powerhouse.

"What in the...what's this? Where the hell am I NOW?"
From: aflyinggrayson Date: October 26th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not naturally morose, upon waking Dick Grayson has a found plenty of reasons to replicate Bruce's grouchy demeanor. Tonight he actually looks and sounds a lot like his mentor without even trying. "Sit down and shut the hell up," he snarls atr Catman.

Eveything hurts from all the fighting, but nothing stings as much as the knowledge of his failure to prevent this thing from happening. "Need a sit rep. Now."
From: masks_we_wear Date: October 27th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
As if to showcase even further the oddness of the situation, three figures suddenly appear amongst the assembled: Johnny Sorrow, Dr. Phosphorus, and an unconscious King Tut.

Johnny stands before the combined group.

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!" Sorrow takes in the looks of annoyance and/or downright hostility. "Too soon? Yes, yes, you're right."

"I've brought you all a present. Poor Victor here is infected with whatever ails the majority of Gotham. I thought to myself, I bet some people would be very interested to study this man, and lo and behold, I saw all of you."

"Also, I would like to humbly offer my services as a transporter. I could get you all in without anyone realizing it."

Sorrow see Alan Scott in the background.

"Hello Lantern, or is it Sentinel these days? How's our favorite boy Sand, still healthy?"

Sorrow would smile, if he could.
_wondergirl_ From: _wondergirl_ Date: October 27th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
"..."

Cassie narrows her gaze at the teleporting threesome.

"I really don't like tonight."
From: krypton_or_bust Date: October 27th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cassie's boyfriend simply glowers at the new arrivals and steps up to stand next to Wondergirl.
_bird_of_flame_ From: _bird_of_flame_ Date: October 27th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Okay, okay. We've got more than enough people here who don't like each other that we should really focus on the bigger problem and come up with a plan. Someone here is good at that whole plan thing, right?"

Flamebird steps forward as she speaks wondering, a little bit, what the hell she's thinking drawing attention like this to her. "I mean, information is good and all but is there anything the rest of us do while you all try to make really sophisticated phone calls?"
From: grodd_is_king Date: October 28th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Grodd glares, looks about to say something, then starts laughing.

"Hahaha, out of the mouths of babes!" Grodd wipes a tear as he composes himself. "The girl is right. As for plans I have a talent for that, but as I doubt most here would follow me, I defer to 'better' judgement."

Grodd casts a sinister smile at Flash.

"As for scouting, what about you? Thats sounds like something you'd be useful for."
tim_drake_robin From: tim_drake_robin Date: October 28th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Signal...

From their vantage point on the hill, the muddy orange red lit skyline of Gotham is suddenly punctuated by a spotlight. It is not the traditional 'Bat' that illuminates the clouds above the besieged city however.

It is a large stylized 'R'.
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: October 28th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Signal...

Somewhere, Ted Kord grins - and his robot avatar on the hill points up over the Gotham sky.

"There you go. Looks like the kid is alright. Let me rig something up here.."

He runs back to the Bug to throw something together.
From: krypton_or_bust Date: October 28th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Signal...

"YEAH!!"

Superboy lifts up into the air..
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: October 28th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Signal...

And Beetle, after a few moments of tinkering, turns on a response - an enormous 'Scarab Signal' emitted from the Bug, plastered on the cloud overhead.

"That should let him know we're out here."
10xspeedoflight From: 10xspeedoflight Date: October 28th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Signal...

"Shall we go then? Let's not waste any time." The Flash looks to his grandson. "Kid Flash..." He smiles. "Want to accompany an old veteran? Stick close, and ride the lightning with me."
deathstroket800 From: deathstroket800 Date: November 1st, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Well, looks like someone's still alive in there." Deathstroke says, emerging from a ruined building. He'd arrived about 10 minutes ago, but he had decided to scope out the temporary allies and enemies.
From: grodd_is_king Date: November 1st, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grodd remains stoic, but picks up on Slade's presence, not wanting to reveal him to the heroes unless Deathstroke himself chose to make an appearance to them.

'Welcome to the front Wilson,' came Grodd's telapathic message.
deathstroket800 From: deathstroket800 Date: November 1st, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
'I was feeling bored.' Slade said nonchalantly.

Slade decided to be a bit theatrical, stepping into a destroyed building and stepping onto a windowsill. "I can give be a distraction, take heat off of the scouts. Or, I can be a bit of fire support." Deathstroke said, pulling the sniper-rifle off of his back and hefting it in front of him.
redrubberballs From: redrubberballs Date: November 1st, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course, Deathstroke did just sort of announce himself by speaking out loud near a group of keyed-up superheroes.

"Ooh, lookie-lookie. It's that half-blue, half-orange guy from that one episode of Space Trek 2020!"
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