The characters were thus face to face with Nazi Divinos, which I thought to be quite cool until some people pointed out some flaws. The fact that I described him as being unarmored for instance would come back to haunt me.
American steel's Player: Uh huh, that means that they must dealt with his vulnerability to Annihilation Zone material?
Note: Me not wanting to deal with the a Divinos without his weakness when he broke free of the conditioning....
Me: No, but Orkus successfully managed to reverse it.
American Steel's Player: So, he's vulnerable to regular material?
Me: Oh crap.
Yes, the player characters were already Nazi Divinos' weakness. That sort of undercut the threat before it began. Nevertheless, out of respect, they let Nazi Divinos get off one of his rants.
Nazi Divinos: You foolish heroes! You are now in the clutches of FURHER DIVINOS whom is to soon rule the pitiful planet Earth! My Lord Orcus' forces will marshall across the planet and sweep away all creeds but the glorious worship of EVIL.
American Steel: Could you define evil for me? Cause none of our philosophers have got it down pat.
Nazi Divinos: Well I...
Black Wing: Wow, Justice fights dirty.
American Steel: Right makes might you know.
(An Excel Saga quote, I later found out)
They proceeded to pound on DIvinos even as he causally tore apart his own men trying to get at the player characters. Managing to hoist American Steel through the air and smashing through several levels before getting to the surface despite the pain of holding him, American Steel appealed to Divinos.
American Steel: Remember the good things about Earth. Truth, Justice, The Canadian Way!
Divinos: I remember no Canada Dorothy!
American Steel: Damnit, I'm never living this down. Remember...Fuzzy Kittens!
Divinos: Wait...Fuzzy Kittens. GAH! What have I become! I'm wearing fascist clothing with uncomfortable rubber boots! I've obviously been MIND CONTROLLD!
American Steel: It's okay Big guy.
Divinos: This is just like the time I ended up naked outside of Vegas, surrounded by dead porn stars!
American steel: ....what?
DIvinos: Dead ALIEN pornstars.
The group rejoined then as they struggled to flee across the surface of the planet Abaddon even as they noticed that they were making plans to invade the planet Earth.
General Venom: They've prepared a massive battlecruiser that will contain a million clone soldiers over the planet to be released onto the world below. Then they will heat Earth's atmosphere and make it a hell world where the living will envy the dead.
Lady Midnight: Why wouldn't they do that first and make taking over easy?
General Venom: I wasn't going to be the one to point that out. I have some scruples.
Divinos: Of course, you're a male.
Lady Midnight: I don't think that word means what you think it means.
The player characters immediately set out to sabotage the flagship of Abaddon's army. It lead to this conversation.
DIvinos: I have healing powers.
American Steel: What?! Since when?
DIvinos: Well remember how Superman can remove memories with a kiss?
American Steel: Even barring my heterosexuality, the more we know about your sexuality...the less I want to follow this line of reasoning.
Lady Midnight: Let's go use one of the healing stations to restore your eyesight.
American steel: That works too....as long as the place doesn't look like Hellraiser like the rest of this planet.
Managing to do some extensive sneaking while I did some scenes to bring low the hopelessness and horror of Abaddon while they struggled to sneak across the place and had to get into several nasty fights (including at one point leaping into a gladiator pit to protect a weakling prisoner being assaulted by a robot for sport only to have the prisoner attack them), they eventually made it to the Dreadship. I described it as basically a giant one hundred mile long Battlestar Gallactica.
They manage to sneak onto it only to find themselves face to face with ORCUS and his Eriynes.
Orkus: Foolish Dorothy and her companions.
Black wing: I call Scarecrow.
Lady Midnight: I call Glinda.
American Steel: Oddly, I SHOULD be the Tinman.
Orkus: I knew that you'd come here all the time!
American Steel: Then why not stop us earlier?
The ship takes off as Baba Yaga cackles while her blatant knock offs of the Furies begin to move around them.
Orkus: This entire time I was waiting for you here in order to allow you rebellious lowlies to witness the END OF YOUR WORLD!
General Venom: I was delivering you to them my lord!
American Steel: Oh gee, I didn't see THAT coming!
General venom: Quiet, once I gain his trust, we'll overthrow him.
American Steel: HE JUST HEARD YOU MORON!
Baba Yaga: Baba Yaga likes these pretties, she'll enjoy you very much.
Black Wing: Oh crap, it's like being back at American Steel's mother's home.
American Steel: YOU SHOULD YOU AND SHE WERE JUST FRIENDS!
The typical big ass brawl thus ensued but the player characters only barely managed to triumph over Baba Yaga as Black wing utilized the environment to blast her with the ship's coolant and bring her low. In any case, they were in no condition to face Orkus.
Orkus: You have fought gallantly but now all good things must come to an end. You will be the first to die Dorothy.
*The minotaur then steps over to crush American steel's hands*
Black wing: We can't beat him Divinos.
Divinos: We must!
Black wing: We don't have to.
Black WIng: Hit the thermal exhaust port. RUN AWAY!
Orkus: Pitiful mortal.
*Orkus then blasts Divinos with his sceptre with enough force to instantly annihilate him*
*However, Orkus has forgotten Divinos is still charged by Annihilation Zone material and it empowers him just enough to blast through the ship's reactor and toss one of the torpedoes in the launch bay into the machine*
Black wing: EVERYONE! HIT THE DEADMAN'S SWITCHES BACK HOME!
Which they did as both Orkus and Divinos were caught in the resulting explosion of the ship....both of course surviving.
General Venom: Thank you for saving my life! I am grateful and shall turn over a new leaf!
American Steel: You do that in cell block 86.
General Venom: DAMNIT! I SAVED THE WORLD
Lady Midnight: We saved the world. You cowered in a corner.
Black Wing: One thing that puzzles me.
American Steel: Oh?
Black wing: Why didn't we use the wrist inserts to return us back home days earlier?
They eventually found Divinos beaten and battered as they treated him in a special holding cell with the aid of the Guardsmen of the Galaxy to restore his body to normal. He had a fight with Orkus for four days even as it was clear "The ancient demon was only toying with him."
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