RP: Epic-logue

The floor of St Canards Supervillain Prisoner Transfer van. How he didn't miss the feel of that meeting his face.

Bound and bunny bitten, Negaduck twisted painfully to sitting. Just in time to watch the diminishing daylight as the vehicle's rear doors were slowly shut on him and yet another brilliant scheme.

Leaving him to wonder, barely heard above the cheering of the crowd outside,

"WHAT THE--" WOOOP WOOOP. "--HAPPENED?!" 

    • Harmonizer
      Harmonizer

      Harmonizer just lay there where Negaduck had dropped her, still in shock and and pain and... sad. Was that really true? She always believed everyone had an ounce of good in them, even if they didn't think so. But Negaduck... he seemed like a lost cause. She tried to give him a chance, risking the entire city, and he just shoved it in her face as soon as he was free... literally. Was she truly a fool for doing so? 

      She wiped the blood off her bill as it started to itch and glanced at a familiar figure as he confronted Negaduck. Her head and heart hurt too much for her to comprehend what she was looking at, but she just stared on. 

      • Negaduck
        Negaduck

        Oh no. No no no.

        Unarmed, half-handcuffed and still recovering from a bunny blitz was no time to be having this showdown. Couldn't he re-schedule?!

        "Oh.. hey. Red.. Red Knight, wasn't it?" The villain shrunk down, but with the prison to one side and Harmonizer to the other, there was nowhere to retreat, except into his most desperate attempt at buddy-buddy chatter. 

        "No hard feelings, about the whole 'arming a vicious mob to destroy you and take over the city' thing..."

        Even with his unsurpassed skills in manipulation, Negaduck did not like his chances. Every cell in his body screamed flee, and he would, the moment the slightest opportunity presented itself.

        Perhaps beating down one of the very, very few people who was willing to defend him wasn't the best idea after all.

        • Max Wicked
          Max Wicked

          R.K merely glared at Negaduck with the look of daggers which would appear that way to the villain in trouble. R.K gave him a unimpressed look "No hard...feelings? Are you kidding me? The scourge of St.Canard apologising to a hero for trying to kill them with their mob and weapons? After what you tried to do to me, the civilians and the heroes of this city...And you simply give them false empathy in your time of distress. I honestly thought a pathetic villain like you would have more of a backbone than that and now you're acting like a coward in front of me!" R.K was not at all the kind to get cocky when victory was facing his way but in the current situation, his mind couldn't help but laugh to himself at the change of personality from the villain in defeat.

           

          R.K then said in a sharp tone "You're now gonna walk directly in front of me in the direction I want you to walk in...Pull anything stupid and I'll make sure you'll be seeing more than stars...." he said, not having noticed Harmonizer yet. But once Harmonizer would appear in R.K's sight, his eyes would widen and his brain will have frozen to comprehend the situation "Ha....Harmonizer...?!" ...Leaving the villain with a final chance of opportunity.

          • Harmonizer
            Harmonizer

            Harmonizer stared at... wait a minute, what was Max doing in that getup? 

            "Um... hi," she grinned weakly and waved. Almost immediately, she struggled to get up. She had to leave now... 

            • Negaduck
              Negaduck

              What.. How.. The nerve of this guy! Accusing him of apologising! Expecting him to come quietly and follow orders! 

              Negaduck considered breaking up the happy reunion to give the so-called Knight a piece of his mind. 

              Instead, he took the distraction as a chance to try to belt the furry fighter over the head with a steel trash can, and bolt for freedom. 

              "Later, losers!"

              Better a coward than a convict.

              • Max Wicked
                Max Wicked

                [OOC: AAAAAHGGGHGGHHJHH! I'M SO SORRY ABOUT MY SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE! My internet went out for 3 weeks!]

                • Negaduck
                  Negaduck

                  [OOC: No worries foo! Feel free to rejoin or message whenever you wanna go again.]

                  • Max Wicked
                    Max Wicked

                    R.K was completely surprised by this bizarre encounter and judging by the looks of things...If Negaduck managed to escape with his handcuffs off and out of the truck then....Surely he couldn't have done it alone. Which could only mean... "Don't tell me you...Hel--" WHAM. R.K was struck by the trash can and fell to the floor. Getting up and rubbing his head he quickly regained his surroundings and growled "Grr, damn it, Negaduck! You are NOT getting away!" R.K looked to Harmonizer before beginning his pursuit. "...We're going to need to chat later...But for now, either you help me capture Negaduck or...You don't...The choice is yours." He said before chasing after Negaduck with thoughts and questions rushing to his head about Harmonizer's involvement....Surely, his first friend in this world couldn't have...Turned to the dark side...Right?

                    • Harmonizer
                      Harmonizer

                      Harmonizer hesitated, then scowled. Poor choice of words, Max. 

                      "Do it yourself," she spat, then turned and ran. 

                      She'd mess it up anyway. And besides, Carol must be missing her. 

                      • Negaduck
                        Negaduck

                        Negaduck, meanwhile, had fled in the opposite direction. Fled entailing spiriting down an alley, leaping off a side wall, grabbing a horizontal sign post and swinging onto the roof of a passing car.

                        GET THAT PARKOUR.

                        The pignose driver heard the slight thump but discounted it.. until a red-hatted hoodlum appeared upsidedown in his field of vision.

                        "Boo," grinned Negaduck, and slammed a fist through the windscreen. 

                        Shocked and screaming, the poor citizen was hoisted out through the glass and flung gracelessly onto the sidewalk, before the felon slotted himself through the hole and behind the wheel. The whole thing had happened so fast the driver hadn't had time to even swerve, the vehicle had barely slowed, so it was a simple matter of putting his webbed foot back on the gas and disappearing into the flow of typical St Canardian traffic.

                        "Easy peasy." Time to recline back against the bench seat as he sped away, cocky in the knowledge there was no way any do-gooder would've been swift enough to have the slightest tab on where he had gone. 

                        • Max Wicked
                          Max Wicked

                           R.K saw her run off and sigh "Harmonizer....I really hope that our meeting here doesn't mean you're involved with Negaduck..." R.K then proceeded to chase quickly after Negaduck and caught up rather surprisingly fast despite the weight he was carrying around...18 years of training can do that for a hero. As R.K caught up, he saw Negaduck hijacking a vehicle and quickly proceeded to grab the rear end and held on tightly. R.K turned to the hijacked driver and responded "Don't worry, citizen! You'll have this car back in NO TIIIIIMMMME!" The car sped off immediately and R.K's whole body was flying almost from the speed.

                           

                          Quickly, he forced his feet down on the rear metal ends of the car that stuck out and began to climb up to the roof and as he did, he pulled out the Wicked Sword and sighed "I really hope that citizen doesn't make me pay for repairs for this..." he impaled the roof of the car with the Wicked Sword just behind the driver's seat and stood up on top of it and held on tightly to the handle trying to yell "Give it up, Negaduck! The more you run away like a coward, the more this is gonna hurt you when I finally get you out of this damned car!"

                          • Negaduck
                            Negaduck

                            Cut to a Negaduck below, equal parts surprised and annoyed.

                            "So I should stop like a coward instead?"

                            Like Hades. If he was going to be a coward either way, he would rather take the way that didn't lead back to prison.

                            That way, of course, getting this caricature off the blasted roof.

                            Swerve. At high speed. First into the car on the left, then the right.. then the left again just for bad measure.

                            The pile ups and chaos that followed gave him more space through the traffic, space to use to head straight towards the side of a truck marked COOTIES.

                            It was a large truck, so there was a chance the small sedan could squeeze under the tray... minus the roof.

                            Hold on Max. Or don't.

                             

                            • Max Wicked
                              Max Wicked

                              R.K responded by shouting "I'd expect a villain to put up a fight! Not like this!" R.K then soon felt his whole body swing from the heavy swerves and it grew harder to keep his feet attached to the car "This is...Definitely gonna be sore tomorrow!" R.K continued to hold up "You're making this harder on yourself so just give up--AAGH!" OHMYGOSHITSATRUCKTHATSGONNACRUSHR.K Quickly, R.K thought about his move quickly. There was no way he was gonna be to slip himself inside of the car in time and there was no chance he'd survive if he got down low...There was only one thing R.K could do. 

                               

                              Within just the right moment, R.K pulled out the Wicked Sword that was impaled to the roof of the car and the moment Negaduck hit the brake (even just slightly...) R.K used the rear of the vehicle to launch himself up above the truck with a boing! Hurrying swiftly, he ran to the front of the truck's roof and quickly pulled out the Wicked Gunlance. Luckily, he had a piercing bullet loaded into it. Taking at at the front of the truck, he waited for the moment the sedan would pass from under the truck and the moment it did, he quickly fired at the back wheels of the sedan hoping to stop it. "I'm sorry to break it to you, Negs...But I'm afraid your sedans is getting...TIRED!" Pfft....Ha. Ha. Ha.

                              • Negaduck
                                Negaduck

                                Victory! Or so Negaduck thought as he sped out from under the truck, the roof  shorn clean off in a triumphant hail of sparks. 

                                There was no way that dingus could have survived the conversion to convertible! 

                                Wait, was that a pun?

                                BANG!

                                The unexpected loss of traction at the rear sent the car into a skid, which the villain fought wildly until it hit a curb and went rolling sideways, over and over, stopped only by colliding with a mirror shop. Whereby in the middle of all that broken glass, it promptly burst into flame, and was run over by two more trucks which had also lost control in the chaos. 

                                There was no way anyone could have survived that.

                                Luckily for Negaduck, he didn't have to, having been thrown from the vehicle on the initial swerve due to not being buckled in, and landed with a mild bump a safe distance long before the tumbling ensued. 

                                "And this, kiddies, is why you never wear your seltbelt."

                                Trust a bad guy to give very, very bad advice. 

                                What he did know well though was when it was time to leg it, and he had better get to that before...

                                • Max Wicked
                                  Max Wicked

                                  R.K leapt off the truck and rolled on the ground once he had dealt with Negaduck. But to his horror, he saw how much damage this had caused to people and became horrified but knew there was not much he could do unless he let Negaduck escape...And more evildoing was the last thing on his list. R.K soon caught up and spotted Negaduck "This ends now, Negs! Enough running!" Looks like Negaduck was too late now...R.K approached him. Things were looking pretty well for the hero...Unless Negaduck had a final weapon that he...Stored away during his ride to the slammer. "You're gonna come with me right now or so help me if I have to knock your lights out..."

                                  • Negaduck
                                    Negaduck

                                    For the loathe of...

                                    "Oh yeah? And then what? Throw me in the joint? You know I'll be back faster than you can say 'holy halitosis'."

                                    He was on a roll now. Rolling from multiple vehicles in the course of one afternoon tended to do that to a drake, even one without an explosive temper.

                                    "All this destruction and mayhem and all you'll have achieved is assuaging your own pitiful ego. Why don't you do the right thing, hang up that sword you've stolen from the set of a bad kung fu movie, and admit there's nothing you can do to stop me." 

                                    Just because Negaduck was a little short on weapons of his own at that point didn't mean he couldn't employ the psychological variety. Fun, too.

                                    • Max Wicked
                                      Max Wicked

                                      R.K nods "Even if you escape, I'll only make sure I'll capture you again until YOU give up! And that peace will all be worthwhile to the citizens of St.Canard!" R.K gave him a uninterested look "Ego? Are you SURE you're not mixing me up with your arch nemesis? I don't do all this for fame and glory! I do it because I swore an oath...An oath to my loved ones I failed to save from scum bags like you!" R.K unsheathed the Wicked Sword and pointed the edge right at Negaduck's beak "Nothing I can do? I'm pretty sure that right now you're the one who is facing the end of my sword and you're telling me that there's nothing I can do right now? Get real...Now are you gonna cooperate or am I gonna need to finish you off?!"

                                       

                                      Max had been through enough psychological damage in his childhood and now if anything, it only fuels his motives and hardly hurts him...Negaduck was gonna have to do a LOT better than that...

                                      • Negaduck
                                        Negaduck

                                        Even facing the end of a sword, Negaduck's bill had curled into a sneer. The speeches, the warnings, the grandiose backstories, all had confirmed him speeding to one assessment.

                                        Typical hero.

                                        "Good luck with that, pal."

                                        In fact, he was so confident of that assessment he performed the ultimate insult capable from villain to hero: he turned his back, and went to walk away. 

                                        Everyone knew heroes couldn't strike someone in the back no matter what the bad guy got up to - right?

                                        • Max Wicked
                                          Max Wicked

                                          R.K watched him turn and pulled out the Wicked Gunlance "I really wouldn't think about walking away if I were you...I'm really not gonna hesitate to shoot you!" Of course, even though it did sound threatening, it currently had a non-lethal bullet in it to knock victims out. "Keep walking away...I DARE you."

                                          • Negaduck
                                            Negaduck

                                            PPPLLBBBTTTT.

                                            Did he just.. blow a raspberry over his shoulder as he kept strolling?

                                            Super-villains. Not always super-mature. 

                                            • Max Wicked
                                              Max Wicked

                                              R.K blinked as the villain's remaining insult was a blowing a raspberry which left him confused "Uh.....Did you just uh...." shaking his head, he growled at Negaduck and fired at his feet as a final warning "I swear...I WON'T MISS THE NEXT SHOTS." Over in the distance of Negaduck's and R.K's view would be some warehouses...Maybe even some belonging to Negaduck perhaps? Which could only result in.....BIG. DANGEROUS. GUNS. However, R.K wasn't aware...This would be the villain's last chance to strike back.

                                              • Negaduck
                                                Negaduck

                                                The thing with Negaduck was you either took the shot or you didn't. None of this middle of the road stuff.

                                                Of course, that was not helped by being physically in the middle of the road.

                                                The fury gathered under caped shoulders, but without turning, the villain took a single step to the side into the path of an incoming bus.

                                                The bus driver could have become the city's next hero by pressing on, but humanity and reflexes won out and she veered into a nearby power pole, which slammed across the road, breaking up the asphalt.

                                                Only then did he whip around, ripping from the open ground two lengths of cable. The remaining insulation would protect his hands but RK, if hit, would not be so lucky. 

                                                The cables cracked, duel whips in effect, with a view to bind him and choke / charr the life out of him. 

                                                "Big mistake, kid."

                                                So not in the mood for this.

                                                • Max Wicked
                                                  Max Wicked

                                                  R.K's eyes widen as he sees Negaduck make the sudden move into the road as he watched the bus driver stop and crash which made him scowl at Negaduck. However, he soon saw the weapon he had but as soon as he sees the whips heading right towards him and quickly leapt backwards and hmpfs "...I see...So this is how its gonna be. Fine." R.K sheathed the Wicked Sword and holstered the Wicked Gunlance and went into a defensive stance. This was gonna be a very risky fight since if it hit R.K...The view would be not very stunning...R.K growled "If its a fight you want, then its a beating you'll get!" This was it...If R.K fell now, Negaduck would surely continue to reign total chaos. R.K moved and watched Negs closely as he kept an eye on if he was going to attack or not and was looking to counter any attacks.

                                                  • Negaduck
                                                    Negaduck

                                                    wa-PISH. The crack of a crackling whip lashing at its target. And again. And again. 

                                                    So that was a yes to attacking. 

                                                    In fact the only thing cracking more was Negaduck's patience. 

                                                    "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!" Crack. "I have lost an entire airship to Darkwing's doltery-" Crack. "An entire city to a backfiring blaster-" Crack. "And an entire suit to the mauling of BUNNIES."

                                                    Not the day he had hoped it would be.

                                                    "I want to FIGHT you as much as I want to slather hemorrhoid cream over my face and run around the city singing Ring of Fire, but I'll GLADLY kill you if that's what it takes to get you to butt out!"

                                                    An underhanded feint, and using both hands he sent one blazing wire high and one low at near impossible speed. If RK didn't move his tail, facing a huge double crack would be the least of his worries. 

                                                    • Max Wicked
                                                      Max Wicked

                                                      R.K listened to Negaduck's ranting "Well...Perhaps you should have made a backup plan if that happened!" he responded but as he saw the wires flying from high and low at dangerous speeds he quickly leapt to the right and avoided the top but the bottom caught his foot and gave him a nasty electrocution. "A-A-A-AGGGH!" Luckily, the metal armour had some insulation to reduce the damage and R.K recovered but the shock had paralysed him on his legs. Looks like someone forgot to add insulation to the legs...R.K's muscles had gone numb and it was impossible to stand up "W-What...? Damn...I...I can't move!" he said as he crawled away from Negaduck while having his eyes on him should he throw any attacks at the downed R.K. Was Negaduck finally going to achieve his revenge and eliminate his rival...?