RP: Banking on Chaos

[[Reserved for all the Quackerjacks.. and Megavolt. Any other types likely to be at a bank robbery, message me to join.]]

Explosion. The entrance of the 3rd National Bank was obscured by a cloud of dust, through which dramatically stepped one shotgun wielding supervillain.

"Time to make a withdrawal for the Fearsome Five." 

Negaduck, as usual, loving his job.

"Boys?" 

Expecting, without looking back, for the rest of the crew to do as they had been lectured and take up their planned positions to drain the dump good and proper.

It was only a bank heist, after all. Was that too much to ask?

 

    • Quackerjack
      Quackerjack

      But nobody came. 

      "Checkmate!" Quackerjack announced. 

      If Negaduck turned, he'd find the clown sitting on the ground playing some sort of chess with Megavolt and... another Quackerjack? 

      The chess pieces were shooting tiny lasers that went pew pew pew. Some were blowing up with a soft boom. And he was clearly cheating hiding chess pieces up his sleeve. He wasn't even playing properly. Did he even know how to play? 

      • Just Quackerjack
        Just Quackerjack

        QJ flinched a bit as the chess pieces exploded. "Hey, other-me..." he asked, tugging on his counterpart's sleeve anxiously. "I don't think you're playing very fair."

        Granted, he didn't quite now why he was here, either. This really wasn't his usual brand of evil - no cute toys that kidnapped people (although he had his questions about the chess set), no dressing up people to suit his fancy, none of that. Just some weird guy with a gun and what he'd guessed is this universe's version of his old best friend. It was all terribly confusing.

        • Megavolt
          Megavolt

          This was kinda strange. Not working with Negaduck, which was typical if terrifying. It was all the Quackerjacks. Megavolt wanted to ask about that, but the last time he broached the subject, it had caused a rift between him and (what was probably) the original Quackerjack, and that had resulted in a huge battle. And, he couldn't ask Negaduck about it, because Negaduck would just shoot him in the face if he didn't feel like answering.

          Megavolt approached the subject in a roundabout way. "Did Bushroot die?" He hadn't seen the plant-duck lately, not that he had sought him out or anything. Blowing up the bank was a relief, it gave the electrokinetic mutant something to focus on that wasn't Quackerjacks. He hopped to his feet, tendrils of electricity coruscating around his hands.

          Stealing money, that was straightforward and easy to understand. You knew where you were, when it came to stealing money. The alarms that had started to wail all went 'byyyeeeewp' as they gurgled into silence, cut off from their power sources.

          • Negaduck
            Negaduck

            [[OOC: IIIiiiii may have forgotten you were waiting on me. TO THE STOMPENING.]]

            There was another much tinier byyyeeeewp that followed thanks to one webbed foot coming down upon the chess pieces. Boy, the span of those webs made for natural stomping. It was a wonder he didn't stomp all over children's toys professionally.

            Oh wait, he did.

            The angry owner of said foot snarled down at the huddle, that vein in his forehead bulging in its traditional pre-explosion warning.

            "This is no time for games, Quackerjack..s," Negaduck hiss-shouted, an exasperated mother's 'stick a gummy bear up there one more time and I will murder you except we have company'. "Move!"

            Nevermind about the inexplicably duplicate jesters. You knew a heist was off to a bad start when Megavolt was carrying the gang. 

            • Quackerjack
              Quackerjack

              ((OOC: Stomp you.)) 

               "Everything is fair if there are no rules~" Quackerjack whispered wise words of advice to his slightly more innocent twin with a wink. 

              And then, almost immediately after, when Negaduck stomped on one of his chess pieces, he scowled at their leader. "Hey, no fair!" 

              It quickly faltered at Negaduck's terrifying glare, fortunately. He hastily scooped up the chess pieces and bounced into the bank. But his annoyance did not last long when he saw the green in the vaults. Even if their boss always took twelve times his share... but hey, he'd be able to get the funding he needed to manufacture a new toy! 

              • Just Quackerjack
                Just Quackerjack

                "Oh, I kn--" he started, but jumped back and hid behind his counterpart at Negaduck's anger. "H-he's really scary..."

                • Negaduck
                  Negaduck

                  [[OOC: Oh yeh I meant to say, I'm not a stickler for posting order but as a guide, we'll go with me, rav, DP, Freds and squip from here on out. Just say if you'd prefer to skip or cut in, standard.]]

                  Somewhat appeased by Quackerjack 1 hopping to it, his remaining wrath soon rounded on the remaining Jack.

                  "I'll be even scarier if you don't-" Sickly sweet scorn snapped into a gale force shout, strong enough to blow the duplicate into the vault with sheer decibels alone. "START HAULING."

                  To Megavolt, fully aware that any details that had been discussed had by now likely turned into static, went the order, "Take out the security cameras."

                  Scanning the surrounds with some belligerent satisfaction that at least the cowering citizens were doing their jobs, Negaduck added, "Not that I care about witnesses-" If anything, the opposite. "But the last thing I need is Darkwing Dolt showing up."

                  • Megavolt
                    Megavolt

                    "Eh?" Megavolt had been thinking about something else, which was to say, he had been standing there not doing anything further until Negaduck prompted him. He was more proactive when doing his own heists, since he always knew what the plan was, i.e. anything he decided was the next obvious step. Trying to improvise with Negaduck could be dangerous.

                    He sort of wished he was on his own job, because as useful as money was, Negaduck always kept most of it. Anyway, Megavolt tended to focus on helping out his electronic friends. Which... is that what Negaduck was asking him to do? Well, whatever, he was going with that interpretation, because those cameras were stuck in such a tedious situation.

                    The mutant rat perked up and hurried to the closest camera. "Don't you worry," he told it, giving it a pat. "I'll take you somewhere nice, this'll all be over soon." There was a crackle-pop of electricity and the camera practically fell off of its wall mount.

                    Okay, but regardless of method, it was removing the surveillance.

                    • Darkwing Duck
                      Darkwing Duck

                      "You've got that right, bulb brain!" an ominous tenor declared from seemingly everywhere and nowhere.  Then - completely unpredictably - a cloud of blue smoke appeared between them.  "I am the terror that flaps in the night!  I am the dark knight on the chessboard of justice!"

                      The hero at the smoke's center flapped his cape for good measure in case any security cameras were still running.  "I am...Darkwiiiiiing Duck!"

                      He raised a brow, glowering at his arch nemesis.  "Doing a bit of cash and carry, Negaduck?  You'll be carrying more than - "  He did a double-take as he realized something was amiss.  "TWO Quackerjacks?!"

                      • Quackerjack
                        Quackerjack

                        "Hey, don't be mean to my sweet cinnamon roll!" Quackerjack protested, bouncing back with an already filled burlap sack to hug the other Quackerjack, and then quickly escort him away from their hot-headed boss. "He'll do a great job, won't you, other me?" 

                        Seeing Darkwing arrive, Quackerjack facepalmed. Now how was he - well, the other he - supposed to prove his - himself, that is - point? 

                        "That's right, Dorkwing!" he affirmed. "And since there are two of me and one of you, I believe it's checkmate!!" 

                        He then flung the laser firing, blade whirring, explodey boom boom chess pieces at Darkwing. 

                        • Just Quackerjack
                          Just Quackerjack

                          Quackerjack - the softer Quackerjack? - nodded at his counterpart innocently, then jumped back when he saw Darkwing. How was he here?

                          "Oh, so now you're chasing me down? Golly, that's new." Quackerjack-2 peeked up from behind his counterpart with a fake-innocent blink. "I didn't even do anything this time..."

                          • Negaduck
                            Negaduck

                            To the hero's question, Negaduck remained deadpan.

                            "Yeah I figured the less I asked about it, the better."

                            Really, who wanted to know.

                            "Liquidator, wash u-" Quickly realising the liquid lunatic was nowhere in sight called for a facepalm. "Alright who forgot to unblock the mains out front?"

                            From somewhere far below, there was a faint Eight out of ten supervillains recommend Danny's Extra-Dose Drain Cleaner!

                            "Argh. Just-" Waving in Darkwing's general direction. "Kill him and let's get on with this!"

                            It was like herding cats. Into a bag. Over a bridge.

                            • Megavolt
                              Megavolt

                              "Why are you always so mean?" Megavolt complained, when Darkwing Duck appeared and immediately insulted him. He hugged the camera to his chest, and in a more conversational manner he answered Negaduck. "Bushroot usually deals with the plumbing, but since he's dead I guess no one picked up that job."

                              With the security camera tucked under one arm, Megavolt extended the other towards Darkwing. The blades of his helmet glowed blue as power sparked through him, tendrils of electricity roiling around his outstretched hand before a bolt of lightning arced towards the masked vigilante. "Die, Duck!"

                              • Darkwing Duck
                                Darkwing Duck

                                Darkwing reeled back and whirled his cape around, deflecting the chess pieces although they did explode around the bank.  Ah well - collateral damage was to be expected when saving the day, right?  "Check not, you conniving clown!"

                                When Liquidator didn't materialize, Darkwing grinned confidently.  "Looks like your wave of wrongdoing is all washed up!"

                                He narrowly evaded Megavolt's blast, vaulting to the side into a cartwheel and landing on his feet.  "No thanks."  He snatched a water bottle from a nearby desk and shot a stream at the electrical rodent.  "Hit the showers, Megavolt!"

                                • Quackerjack
                                  Quackerjack

                                  "He just gets off on being mean," Quackerjack said in answer to Megavolt's question, scowling when he realised his chess pieces were wasted. Ugh, he was such a spoilsport too! He never played fair! 

                                  "OH NO YOU DON'T." 

                                  A duck-shaped sponge came into the contact with the stream of water just a second before it could hit Megavolt, and absorbed all the water, plonking on the ground harmlessly. 

                                  "Get 'im!" he yelled, pointing at Darkwing. A troop of toy soldiers marched out and started to fire at the hero. 

                                  • Just Quackerjack
                                    Just Quackerjack

                                    Trying to keep behind his counterpart, Softjack watched the fight with great interest. "Hey, uhm, me? What exactly do you want me to do? You look like you've got everything covered here..."