Dark Alliance - August 9|
Last time, Mindset refused to play
by Beesting's rules, and as a result was stung at the
elimination. Now only eight heroes remain.
The team is assembled in the lair,
talking about Mindset and his... err, mindset. Limelight
believes that heroes come from the heart. "I'm glad he's gone. I
think it was his time to go."
The next morning, a cloaked
character invaded an amusement park to do some underhanded
dirty. It's Dr. Dark! Everyone out of bed and... BEGIN THE
The heroes arrive at Six Flags Magic
Mountain, where Dr. Dark intercepts a transmission from Stan.
Dr. Dark is behind a door locked with four locks. Teams of two
will have to find the correct combinations around the park. To
find the correct numbers, one person from each team will have to
ride Tatsu, one of the most insane coasters on the planet. The
colors to find: green, orange, red, and purple. This is a timed
mission, so hurry!
- Whip-Snap & Defuser
- Mr. Mitzvah & Hyper-Strike
- Hygena & Ms. Limelight
- Basura & Parthenon
During the challenge... disaster as
Mitzvah injures his leg. Or at least he pulled a hammy. He won't
switch with Hyper-Strike, which would've been the brain move,
but oh well... Limelight... is not a runner. Hyper-Strike &
Mitzvah found all four colors fist, but Mitzvah is left to walk,
while HS did most of the running. Meanwhile, Whip-Snap's asthma
started to kick in full-force. Luckily she has her trusty
inhaler. Defuser says she should ride the coaster. Again,
Did we mention that Limelight was
lost? And that Hygena might've puked. Limelight managed to find
all the other colors. So Limelight decides to ride... finally.
She goes into it repeating her mantra. Parthenon & Basura and
Defuser & Whip-Snap find all of the colors. Parthenon & Basura
are the first to find all the numbers. Or was it Hyper-Strike &
Mitzvah? It's a race... being held up by fanboy tourists!
Everyone (except Hygena & Limelight)
are at the door to unlock. The number: 4, 5, 7, and 8. Time to
meet Dr. Dark... or is it?
Nope, he just says, via TV screen,
"See you at the lair."
He leaves a note:
"Darling super-zeroes, Everyone
needs a helping hand, even a villain & I could not have escaped
without you. One of you would probably make a better henchman
than a sidekick. Perhaps everyone is not here for the right
reasons. Are you?"
Could this group have a mole within
its ranks? So why are you here? Hyper-Strike wants to inspire
people. Parthenon thinks him a role model. Whip-Snap, same
thing. Basura... wants to be a superhero who came from nothing.
Hygena wants to represent an underdog. Ms. Limelight wants to be
the best her. Defuser wants to make a contribution. And Mr.
Mitzvah? He's here to teach everyone to learn from the past to
make a better future. He's opening up now... although he never
did before. Defuser: "Mr. Mitzvah's silence, to me... speaks
Stan decides to make the others fill
out mission reports about themselves AND their fellow heroes. Be
Mitzvah wanders off after Stan
collects the reports. The rest of the heroes discuss their
concerns with him. Everyone agrees that he shouldn't be here.
Mr. Mitzvah reenters the room, while the rest hammer him with
questions. Why is he quiet? "People shouldn't talk to hear
themselves speak." Powers? He's a sentinel. He also has a lot of
money, something he cares not to discuss.
1) Everybody thought they could do
2) Two of you felt let down by your partner.
3) Whip-Snap and Mr. Mitzvah are thought to be better sidekicks
4) Parthenon, Hyper-Strike, Mr. Mitzvah and Basura have all been
accused of being a mole.
Something to remember, the common
enemy is Dr. Dark.
Time for an elimination. Stan says
it boils down to the basics, honesty, integrity, and courage.
Then he says that he has discovered who the mole was... NO ONE.
Dr. Dark implied that there was a mole, and you had to consider
the source. The Defuser was the first to take the bait. Hygena,
on the other hand, said that the common enemy is Dr. Dark.
Basura and Parthenon stopped for the fans, while Basura rested.
Limelight showed courage by riding the coaster, but got lost in
the park. Mitzvah and Whip-Snap have a noble goal, but on the
mission, they failed to challenge his fear... again.
Hyper-Strike never encouraged Mitzvah to overcome that fear.
Coming forward and in danger of
elimination: Mr. Mitzvah... Basura... and Ms. Limelight.
Basura believes that she is a role
model and can be the best superhero. Mr. Mitzvah said that he
had to work through the pain. Limelight thought she was
flustered and was thankful for the opportunity.
Leaving tonight... is Mr. Mitzvah.
He finally trusted his teammates enough, but it was too little
too late. "Turn in your costume." Last words from Mr. Mitzvah...
"I thought I was true to myself. True to my mission. True to my
As the heroes leave for the lair,
Stan calls them back. Mr. Mitzvah wasn't the only one who let
him down today. Today was about being a duo, and Hyper-Strike is
called to take Mitzvah's place in the center. His inaction led
to Mitzvah's ouster. ... He'll get another chance, though,
as Ms. Limelight will be his second choice to go tonight. "I
have no regrets at all tonight. I really am forever grateful."
With her catch-phrase, she is thrust back into civility.
The heroes return to the lair...
completely trashed. The safe's been opened... Their secret
To be continued...