Doctor Strange: Malpractice Suit #3 - (Script)

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"THE INTERVENTION ONE" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Strange stands on a floating upside-down mountain in the dark dimension, Dormammu stands taller than him in the fiery sky. Strange and Dormammu are firing streams of magical energy at each other, both surrounded by magical auras that emanate across the entire dimension.

CAPTION: STRANGE: It was the final battle.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Again.

1.2

Wong is running toward Strange, holding a glowing magical artifact, jumping across a series of floating rocks.

WONG: Stephen! I have the (Oh, why bother for you people)!

CAPTION: STRANGE: Only this time, we were both going to die.

1.3

Strange concentrating.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I resorted to a rudimentary bond, tethering him to one end. It was working, slowly merging our auras. Soon I could simply martyr myself.

1.4

Dormammu cries out. A separate black bolt of energy comes down from the fire-clouds toward Strange.

CAPTION: STRANGE: He didn’t like that idea.

Page 2

2.1

Wong jumps in the way of the energy. Strange is forced to keep concentrating.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Neither did Wong, apparently.

2.2

Dormammu crumbles into himself like a volcano.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Instead, Wong became the scorse for the scales.

2.3

Strange collapses on his knees next to Wong. There are cracks of white light forming in the sky.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Dormammu could never return so long as Wong stayed dead.

2.4

Strange holds Wong’s body and waves his hand, a portal opens up in front of them.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I woke this morning and knew the terrible truth.

Page 3

3.1

Strange sits on a chair in the Sanctum library, holding a hot cup of tea. The Avengers (Cap, Iron Fist, Hyperion, Falcon, Iron Man and Hawkeye) surround him, and Iron Fist stands closest to him.

STRANGE: Wong has returned.

STRANGE: You must have sensed it too, Daniel.

STRANGE: That’s why you’re here.

3.2

Iron Fist.

IRON FIST: STEPHEN.

IRON FIST: HE WAS MURDERING PEOPLE ON TV.

3.3

Strange looks down and sips his tea.

STRANGE: Oh.

SFX: sip

3.4

Falcon whispering to Cap in the background.

FALCON: Doctor Strange doesn’t have a TV?

FALCON: No internet? Nothing?

CAP: What a terrifying world that must be.

FALCON: …

FALCON: Oh right.

Page 4

4.1

Strange looks at Iron Fist.

IRON FIST: Stephen.

IRON FIST: How do you suppose Wong came back?

4.2

Strange.

STRANGE: What is this?

STRANGE: You arrive at my Sanctum, ready to fight, UNINVITED...

STRANGE: And you question me like I’m some sort of Victor Frankenstein?

4.3

Cap takes a step forward, in front of Iron Fist.

CAP: This is an intervention.

IRON FIST: SMALL TEXT: Why did you have to call it that.

STRANGE: What is this an intervention FOR?

STRANGE: I am the Sorcerer Supreme!

4.4

Iron Fist, behind Cap.

IRON FIST: Look, I don’t want this to heat up.

IRON FIST: I just got sat through a mouthful from a certain pilot who was teleported out of his mother’s house mid sentence.

STRANGE: YOU BROUGHT THE AVENGERS TO LECTURE ME ON COLLATERAL DAMAGE BECAUSE I STARTLED SOME PLEB’S MOTHER?

IRON FIST: NO, I--

IRON FIST: Dammit...

Page 5

5.1

Falcon turns to look out the window.

IRON MAN: OP: Look, Stephen, we all hit crazy lows every now and then.

IRON MAN: OP: We’re your friends. We just want to help you work your way up.

5.2

Falcon turns to talk to the others, but they ignore him.

FALCON: Guys, the birds are seeing folks vanishing all over...

STRANGE: OP: YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE YOU COULD PERCEIVE ANY SUCH LOW?

FALCON: Guys?

IRON MAN: OP: YOU JUST SAID YOU MARTYR YOURSELF FOR PLEBS!

5.3

Hyperion’s eyes glow.

HYPERION: Sam’s right.

STRANGE: OP: AND THIS IS THE THANKS I GET?

5.4

Hyperion flies straight upward.

CAP: We’re getting way off track he--

Page 6

6.1

Hyperion his the wooden ceiling of the Sanctum library, but smacks into it like a normal human against concrete.

SFX: CRAK

6.2

Hyperion smacks back down into the ground, his cape flopping over his head,

SFX: THUMP

IRON MAN: ...What are you doing?

6.3

Hyperion stands up, still unbalanced. Everyone but Falcon looks at him incredulously.

HYPERION: People are vanishing. All over the world.

6.4

Falcon tells the others off, while they still look at Hyperion.

FALCON: He’s right. Redwing spotted one in Harlem, and two pigeons saw it in Hell’s Kitchen and on Broadway.

6.5

Everyone finally turns to look at the pissed off Falcon.

HAWKEYE: Why didn’t you say anything?

FALCON: I DID! YOU WERE BUSY TALKING ‘BOUT DRAGONS AND SH*T!

Page 7

7.1

Strange looks away from the others.

STRANGE: ….......Hm.

STRANGE: Yes, I see it. It would appear this is within my field of expertise.

7.2

Strange walks past the team.

CAP: But--

STRANGE: If you insist on helping me, I insist that only Daniel accompany me.

IRON FIST: But--

7.3

Hyperion stands behind Strange.

HYPERION: I’m coming too.

STRANGE: FINE.

STRANGE: I’ll allow Daniel and your flying Hulk to join me.

STRANGE: Now...

7.4

Strange waves his hand casually as he walks forward. Bright lights surround the other Avengers.

STRANGE: ...would the rest of you kindly GET OUT OF MY HOUSE?

7.5

Hyperion and Iron Fist stand alone as Strange grabs his cloak off a hanger.

IRON FIST: Guess that settles that.

STRANGE: Let’s just go.

Page 8

8.1

Strange, Hyperion, and Iron Fist stand outside the Sanctum on the sidewalk, attracting second glances and outright stares. Hyperion’s eyes glow.

HYPERION: I still see it. Every few seconds, another tiny violation of the law of conservation of mass. Dozens of them, building up.

8.2

Iron Fist squints his eyes, focusing.

IRON FIST: I’m starting to feel it too. Bits of chi, randomly disconnecting from the system. Like branches clipped from a bonsai tr--

STRANGE: Would you both just shut up?

STRANGE: Your idiocy is distracting, and I’ve almost located the source of the disappearances with SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY WORKS.

8.3

Iron Fist and Hyperion stare down Strange.

STRANGE: Honestly.

8.4

Iron Fist and Hyperion stare down Strange.

STRANGE: How do you Avengers stand each other’s company?

8.5

Iron Fist and Hyperion stare down Strange.

IRON FIST: No. Please.

IRON FIST: Tell us more.

HYPERION: DOCTOR.

Page 9

9.1

Strange’s eyes glow red.

STRANGE: There.

STRANGE: Where it began.

STRANGE: Central Park.

IRON FIST: Oh, that’s original.

9.2

The red glow surrounds the three of them like a cage of energy.

STRANGE: For the love of Vishanti, shut up Daniel.

9.3

The three stand in central park, the exact spot where the burning bush massacre took place.

STRANGE: It makes perfect sense.

STRANGE: This is where I had to enter the dark dimension on that day.

STRANGE: Here.

STRANGE: At this exact spot.

9.4

Iron Fist and Hyperion looking at Strange.

STRANGE: Everything is connected.

9.5

Strange holds his hand up, and it begins to glow a dull grey.

STRANGE: These disappearances are the beginning of an attempt to break the whole.

STRANGE: To disconnect the cosmos.

STRANGE: This is the broken center.

9.6

Strange’s hand reaches through thin air, into a grey void.

STRANGE: The entrance to my dreams.

HYPERION: What.

IRON FIST: Stephen...

STRANGE: To my nightmares.

Page 10

10.1

Strange leans into the portal, taking a step.

STRANGE: To Wong.

IRON FIST: STEPHEN!

10.2

Iron Fist grabs onto Strange, and is dragged into the portal with him. Hyperion grabs onto the back of Iron Fist’s mask.

HYPERION: STRANGE!

10.3

Hyperion slams into the portal like it’s a brick wall, and he still holds Iron Fist’s mask.

HYPERION: Dammit.

10.4

Strange and Danny stand on the other side of the portal. The grey void has become a dark, leather colored cave.

DANNY: This is...?

STRANGE: My dreamscape. My subconscious mind.

STRANGE: I had a vision, a journey--

DANNY: Wait.

DANNY: Where’s Hyperion?

10.5

Danny looks behind them, it’s just a solid wall.

STRANGE: Only one in tune with the system of causality may pass. Call it magic, your chi, Kabbalah, what have you. The source of your friend’s abilities is merely superficial in nature.

IRON FIST: So basically you just don’t like him as a person.

STRANGE: That’s not wrong.

Page 11

11.1

Strange leads the way, walking down the dark cave.

STRANGE: It’s this way.

11.2

Danny follows Strange. The cave seemingly goes on forever.

STRANGE: Daniel.

DANNY: Yeah?

STRANGE: I’d like to just... take this monotonous part of our day to apologize.

DANNY: It’s alri--

DANNY: Well.

DANNY: At least you’re apologizing.

DANNY: Now.

11.3

The cave makes a turn.

STRANGE: It’s been a difficult few weeks.

DANNY: I get it.

STRANGE: Plus we might die.

STRANGE: So I thought I’d get that out of the way.

11.4

Strange climbs up a slope in the cave, Danny follows closely.

DANNY: Of course.

Page 12

12.1

Strange and Danny stand over the slope, and in front of them is a massive chamber, with a throne in the center. Dormammu sits at the throne, and a long line of people waits on the side. Dormammu holds one person in both hands, ripping them apart.

STRANGE: By the Hoary Hosts of--

DANNY: F**K ME!

12.2

Dormammu looks over at Strange.

DORMAMMU: Oh.

DORMAMMU: It’s you.

12.3

Dormammu grabs three people from the line, crushing them.

DORMAMMU: Hello again.

12.4

Danny grabs Strange by the shoulders.

DANNY: HE’S GONNA THROW DEAD PEOPLE AT US!

12.5

Dormammu throws dead people at them.

DORMAMMU: OLD FRIEND!

Page 13

13.1

Strange and Danny run back toward the slope where they came.

WONG: OP: Stephen, where are you going?

13.2

Strange turns his head.

STRANGE: Oh, God.

13.3

Wong stands there, multiple attempts at creating Dark Dimension demons out of people on either side.

WONG: You didn’t even say hello to my reconstruction of Dormmamu.

DANNY: YOU MADE A DORMAMMU OUT OF PEOPLE?!

WONG: Why wouldn’t I?

WONG: They were there.

WONG: Inefficient. Tiny. Little. Pieces.

13.4

Strange holds his hand up at Wong.

WONG: Are you going to magic me back to death now?

STRANGE: What I do is so much more than ma-

DANNY: PLEASE JUST MAGIC HIM TO DEATH NOW.

13.5

One of the dark dimension demons runs at Danny.

DANNY: STEPHEN.

DANNY: SERIOUSLY.

Page 14

14.1

Danny fights the demons in the background while Strange and Wong stand off.

STRANGE: You’re part of me, too, aren’t you?

WONG: How else could I possibly inhabit this space without your conscious permission?

14.2

Strange.

STRANGE: Good.

STRANGE: That proves you’re not Wong.

14.3

Strange, angry tears.

STRANGE: Wong was never dependent on me.

14.4

Strange lunges at Wong, in the same pose as the opening of the bear fight.

WONG: what are you--

14.5

Strange collides with Wong, knocking him off his feet.

Page 15

15.1

Strange, on top of Wong, viciously punches him in the face. Right hook.

15.2

Left hook.

15.3

Danny looks over at Strange, while punching through the demon’s “chest.”

DANNY: At least he’s not naked this time.

15.4

Strange strangling Wong.

WONG: You made me

WONG: with all the little pieces

WONG: of your broken ego

15.5

Wong’s neck snaps.

SFX: SNAP

15.6

Strange.

STRANGE: I’ll make do.

Page 16

16.1

The people in line at Dormammu’s throne are pulled toward him by invisible forces, merging with his flesh. Dormammu begins to stand. Fire erupts from between the fleshy joints and bones.

DORMAMMU: HE IS A BROKEN MACHINE!

16.2

Dormammu screaming at Strange, pointing down as the last of the people merge into his body.

DORMAMMU: BUT I STILL FUNCTION PERFECTLY!

16.3

Strange, standing up from Wong. Danny at his side.

STRANGE: We have to bring him back into the world.

DANNY: WHAT?!

Page 17

17.1

Strange flies through the tunnel, dragging Danny with him, his eyes glowing grey to cast a spell.

STRANGE: He’s nothing but a collage of mismatched parts!

17.2

The portal opens at the end of the cave, Danny and Strange are closing in.

STRANGE: One punch from your idiot friend and he’ll collapse!

IRON FIST: Dammit Stephen, Luke’s not a--

IRON FIST: OH. RIGHT. HYPERION!

17.3

The cave collapses behind them, Dormammu breaks through the dreamrock cavern with sheer force of will.

DORMAMMU: I AM A BETTER MACHINE!

DORMAMMU: INFERIOR PARTS ASSEMBLED TO CREATE A SUPERIOR DESIGN!

Page 18

18.1

Strange and Danny floating above Central Park. Hyperion flies up toward them from below.

HYPERION: WHAT DID HE DO?

18.2

The three of them look down. Dormammu’s burning fleshy head sticks out of the portal.

DORMAMMU: BUT I AM MORE! SO MUCH MORE!

DORMAMMU: I AM THE GOD OF THE DARK DIMENSION!

18.3

Strange to Hyperion.

DORMAMMU: OP: I CANNOT BE KILLED!

Page 19

19.1

Strange shouts to Hyperion.

STRANGE: DO WHAT YOU WERE BORN TO DO AND PUNCH SOMETHING YOU--

19.2

Same shot, but Dormammu's hand reaches out and grabs Strange.

STRANGE: --ACK

19.3

Strange being pulled down into the portal, while Danny and Hyperion stare dumbstruck.

DORMAMMU: YOU ARE ALL TINY!

DORMAMMU: LITTLE!

DORMAMMU: PIECES!

19.4

The portal closes, Danny begins falling.

VFX: VOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

DANNY: Wha--

Page 20

20.1

Hyperion catches Iron fist by the wrist.

DANNY: AGH... Dammit...

20.2

Hyperion floats down toward the ground.

DANNY: I think you dislocated my--

HYPERION: Where did they go?

20.3

Danny and Hyperion look at where the portal was.

HYPERION: What just happened?

IRON FIST: Uh.

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Doctor Strange: Malpractice Suit #1 - (Script)

This one was co-written with ColonelRunAway.

"COYOTE UGLY" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Open on a close up of a bear paw print in deep snow.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I had my doubts at first, I’ll admit that.

CAPTION: STRANGE: But the presenting symptoms seem fairly undeniable.

1.2

Pan out from paw print, to show more prints in the snow.

CAPTION: STRANGE: The ulcer is clearly inflamed enough to respond to my probing.

1.3

Tilt up to show the bottoms of large trees, revealing this to take place in a forest.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Just a few incisions...

1.4

Tilt up slightly more to reveal the hind legs of a grizzly bear, out of focus in the distance.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Almost there.

Page 2

2.1

Large panel of the bear standing on its’ hind legs, as a completely naked Stephen Strange lunges at it. The bear’s front is already covered in bruises and blood stained fur.

2.2

Strange punches the bear, now on its’ back in the snow, in the face with a right hook.

2.3

Strange punches the bear in the face with a left hook.

Page 3

3.1

Strange raises his fists up, as Iron Fist runs towards the scene in the background.

IRON FIST: ...STEPHEN?

IRON FIST: ARE YOU ALRI--

3.2

Strange turns to scream at Iron Fist, his fists still in the air.

STRANGE: DO NOT BREACH THE INTANGIBLE CREST!

3.3

Strange slams his fists down into the bear’s forehead.

SFX: CRAK

3.4

Strange opens the bear’s mouth with one hand, and reaches inside with the other.

3.5

Strange rips out the bear’s tongue.

SFX: SHRRK

Page 4

4.1

Strange paints his chest, using the bloodied end of the severed tongue. Iron Fist stands still in the background, a frightened but reserved expression on his face, like a child told to stand in the corner.

IRON FIST: …

CAPTION: STRANGE: His confusion is understandable.

4.2

The bloody pattern on Strange’s chest, resembling the eye of agamotto.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Try explaining surgery to someone who hasn’t studied half his life for a medical degree.

4.3

Strange’s face, his eyes closed as he mutters something. Iron Fist continues to stare in the background.

STRANGE: terram-sanctam-matrem-habuit-operationem-successu

STRANGE: invoca-me-in-die-duas-illorum-per-sex-septimanas

4.4

Same shot, but Strange now opens his eyes and stops talking, looking perfectly calm.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Try explaining the cosmos to mere mortals.

4.5

Same shot, but Strange turns his head to casually talk to Iron Fist.

STRANGE: I’ve just sealed a toxic leak in the timestream and prevented World War 3.

STRANGE: Again.

STRANGE: How has your morning been, Daniel?

Page 5

5.1

Flashback to a level view of Strange’s bed, while he sleeps.

5.2

Same shot, but Strange sits up, eyes still groggy.

5.3

Same shot, but he licks his bottom lip. His eyes focus more, but not completely.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Mmm...more humid than usual today.

CAPTION: STRANGE: One of the Young Avengers is probably going to call me asking for an anti-humidity charm. I’ll have to change my voicemail again.

5.4

Same shot, but Strange opens his mouth, about to speak.

CAPTION: STRANGE: At least they’re observing the early symptoms. The atmosphere is bracing for something. Incendiary perhaps?

CAPTION: STRANGE: I’ll ask Wong to fetch the--

5.5

Same shot, but Strange closes his mouth. His eyes are now fully awake, but calm.

5.6

Strange walking away from the bed.

Page 6

6.1

Danny Rand sitting in his penthouse apartment’s living room in his boxers eating cheerios and watching what appears to be the letter scene in Miami Connection.

TV: My mother was Korean...

TV: And My Father was a Black American...

6.2

Danny looks at his cereal bowl confused.

CEREAL: Daniel.

CEREAL: It is I.

CEREAL: The Sorcerer Supreme.

6.3

The milk is bubbling.

CEREAL: I need to borrow your jet.

6.4

Danny.

DANNY: …

DANNY: Okay.

Page 7

7.1

End flashback. Strange stands in the snow, covered in splattered bear blood.

STRANGE: Daniel?

STRANGE: I asked how your morning was.

7.2

Iron Fist.

7.3

Iron Fist.

7.4

Iron Fist.

IRON FIST: Fine.

IRON FIST: My morning was going just fine.

7.5

Strange snaps his fingers.

SFX: SNAP

Page 8

8.1

Strange (now fully clothed in his uniform) and Iron Fist stand in the library of the Sanctum Sanctorum, though it appears impossibly huge for that building.

IRON FIST: Stephen?

STRANGE: Yes?

8.2

Iron Fist.

IRON FIST: Why did you need my jet?

8.3

Strange.

STRANGE: The procedure clearly dictated I needed to arrive for surgery, fully prepped, aboard a gilded sky-chariot.

8.4

Iron Fist glares.

IRON FIST: …

8.5

Iron Fist approaches Strange.

IRON FIST: Stephen, are you alright?

STRANGE: Why? What’s the matter?

IRON FIST: You just killed a bear with your bare hands.

STRANGE: For the cosmos.

8.6

Iron Fist standing closer to Strange.

IRON FIST: Look, Stephen, I was talking with some of the others--

STRANGE: Which team?

IRON FIST: Does it matter?

STRANGE: I don’t like you talking with those X-Men, Daniel.

IRON FIST: WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT YOU.

Page 9

9.1

Iron Fist.

IRON FIST: Ever since...

STRANGE: Daniel, just come out with it.

IRON FIST: No one wants another Wanda.

9.2

Strange.

STRANGE: Do you realize who you’re talking to?

IRON FIST: Look, I know magic better than a lot of those guys. They’ve fought it, maybe lived around it. I grew up with it.

IRON FIST: I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt.

STRANGE: What a kind gesture.

9.3

Iron Fist turns to leave.

IRON FIST: I don’t want to argue.

IRON FIST: I just wanted to give you a heads up.

9.4

Strange talking to Iron Fist as he leaves.

STRANGE: By the way, I transported your jet back to the Kennedy Airport.

IRON FIST: OP: With the pilot?

9.5

Strange’s eyes glow.

9.6

Iron Fist at the front door of the Sanctum, listening for Strange.

STRANGE: OP: My mistake.

Page 10

10.1

Strange stands alone.

CAPTION: STRANGE: My mistake.

10.2

Strange turns to face one of the bookcases.

10.3

Strange pulls out a standard, dusty old book.

10.4

Large shot of the extensive library, with a small Strange standing inside it. The shadows on the floor reveal light is coming in through the famous Sanctum Sanctorum window.

Page 11

11.1

Flashback. Inside Danny’s private jet. Strange sits with his tray table open in front of him, a glass of whiskey on the rocks in his hands.

IRON FIST: Since when is there alcohol on this plane?

11.2

He sips the glass carefully.

STRANGE: I’m the Sorcerer Supreme.

SFX: sip

11.3

Iron Fist reaching for his in-flight TV remote.

STRANGE: OP: Wait!

IRON FIST: What?

11.4

Strange has a look of serious dread on his face.

STRANGE: Do not turn on Channel 34.

IRON FIST: B-but--

STRANGE: DO NOT TURN ON CHANNEL 34.

11.5

Strange gulps down the rest of his glass.

IRON FIST: OP: Why?

STRANGE: The fate of humanity lies in the balance, Daniel.

Page 12

12.1

Iron Fist to Strange. Strange’s glass of whiskey is nowhere to be seen.

12.2

Iron Fist to Strange.

IRON FIST: Care to enlighten me?

STRANGE: You’ve noticed the recent rise in humidity?

IRON FIST: ...You know the answer to that.

12.3

Iron Fist to Strange.

STRANGE: It’s a defensive reaction to an imminent event. The same way you’d raise your hands to shield yourself from a gun. They can’t stop the bullets--

IRON FIST: …

STRANGE: MOST PEOPLE can’t stop the bullets, but they’ll instinctively do what little they can.

12.4

Iron Fist to Strange.

STRANGE: Roughly seven hours ago, a single goat spontaneously combusted in Serbia at the precise moment Ares crossed Cronus.

IRON FIST: Isn’t Ares dea--

STRANGE: MARS. Sorry. Mars crossed Saturn.

STRANGE: After referencing every journal available to me, I’ve come to the professional opinion...

12.5

Strange.

STRANGE: ...That without preventative measures, the Earth will undergo nuclear holocaust in exactly sixteen hours, forty one minutes and twelve seconds.

12.6

Iron Fist looks away awkwardly.

STRANGE: Also, I don’t like Channel 34.

IRON FIST: Of course.

Page 13

13.1

End Flashback. Strange is flipping through an old notebook with no title, just a penrose triangle on the cover.

CAPTION: STRANGE: But I couldn’t have made a mistake.

13.2

Several books float around Strange, flipping through their pages. Multiple glowing red eyes appear around Strange’s head, glaring through the pages.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Page three hundred and ninety eight plus page eight thousand and thirty nine divided by the quadratic formula and subtracted by one unicorn hoof.

CAPTION: STRANGE: The equation made perfect sense.

13.3

Strange looks at the Sanctorum window.

STRANGE: Zeus, do you spite me?

STRANGE: Krishna, one of your pranks?

STRANGE: This doesn’t make any sense!

13.4

The books burst into flames around Strange.

STRANGE: DAMMIT!

STRANGE: WONG, I NEED--

13.5

Strange stands as the books burn around him, head lowered.

Page 14

14.1

Strange looks back up and the fires die out.

14.2

Strange walks through the library, toward a makeshift door which assembles itself out of multiple parts of the room.

14.3

Strange walks through the doorway, which leads into his bedroom.

Page 15

15.1

Flashback to Danny’s jet. The pilot in the cockpit speaks into his headset.

PILOT: We’ll be touching down in about 20 minutes.

15.2

Iron Fist looks out the window.

IRON FIST: Is it snowing?

STRANGE: Now Daniel, I want you to promise me--

IRON FIST: Wait, did you ever actually say where we’re going?

15.3

Strange casually removes his cloak of levitation. Iron Fist continues to look out the window.

STRANGE: Hm? Oh, I planted a suggestion in your pilot’s mind. He’s brought us to Quebec.

STRANGE: His hometown. The terms dictate it. It had to be his hometown.

15.4

Iron Fist facepalming.

IRON FIST: SMALL TEXT: Why are you in my pilot’s head? I like my pilot.

IRON FIST: SMALL TEXT: He is a nice man.

STRANGE: Now Daniel, once we land, I’ll be required to take 180,000 paces north of the city limits, and wait for the inflammation to occur. You can follow if you wish, but I want you to promise me. Promise me you won't cross my tracks, and you won’t interfere. No matter how unusual it gets.

15.5

Iron Fist looks up.

IRON FIST: UNUSUAL? How much more--

15.6

Strange hands Iron Fist his shirt.

STRANGE: Hold this.

Page 16

16.1

End flashback. Iron Fist walking into the Avengers Tower rec room alongside Cap and Falcon. Hyperion and Thor look up from playing foozball in the corner. The sun is setting out the window.

IRON FIST: ...I’m really trying. But he’s not making it easy on me.

16.2

Cap looking at Falcon.

FALCON: ...Wait, what exactly did he--

HYPERION: OP: You think he’ll crack?

16.3

Iron Fist, Cap, and Falcon look as Hyperion talks to them, with Thor still playing foozball on his own in the corner.

CAP: Ease up.

HYPERION: I’ve heard you talk about the others.

HYPERION: Wanda. Bob. Simon.

IRON FIST: Not Stephen. No.

IRON FIST: He’s just got some... I don’t know, magical depression.

16.4

Hyperion turns to go back to his game with Thor.

HYPERION: Right.

HYPERION: Call me when he starts vanishing buildings.

16.5

Iron Fist looking at Cap and Falcon.

IRON FIST: ...Wasn’t HE evil like five times?

FALCON: It’s complicated.

THOR: OP: ODIN’S BEARD, WHY DIDN’T ANY OF YOU SHOW ME THIS GAME BEFORE NOW?!

THOR: OP: I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS!

Page 17

17.1

Large establishing shot of the Sanctum Sanctorum, now at night.

17.2

The Sanctum foyer, now dark and empty.

17.3

The Sanctum’s kitchen, also dark and empty.

17.4

Large shot of the Sanctum library, also dark and empty.

Page 18

18.1

Books start to fly off the shelves, toward the circle of ashes still left on the floor.

CAPTION: STRANGE: It’s late.

18.2

The books spontaneously combust.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Except it’s not.

18.3

The smoke from the books takes a human shape, embers and fluttering burnt pages start to mold onto the shape.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Not here. Not in this dream.

18.4

The Sanctorum window cracks.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I’m being guided there.

18.5

Pieces of glass fly toward the shape.

CAPTION: STRANGE: So tired.

Page 19

19.1

Strange sits in a large, red chair at the center of his room.

CAPTION: STRANGE: What could they possibly tell me?

19.2

Strange closes his eyes.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I can’t keep my eyes open.

19.3

The chair has morphed into a bed, and Strange turns on his side. Blankets have appeared from nowhere, covering him.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I’m not supposed to make mistakes.

19.4

Someone unseen pulls a sheet away from the bed. Strange doesn’t move.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I’m not supposed to succumb to exhaustion.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

Wong stands over Strange’s bed, wrapping himself with the sheet. His body is distorted, pixelated, like a collage of different parts in tiny penrose triangle pixels, taking the shape of Wong.

CAPTION: STRANGE: I’m not supposed to fail.

CAPTION: STRANGE: Again.

NEXT TIME: THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY...

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THE CURSE OF KHONSHU - ONE-SHOT! - (Script)

Marc Spector, Moon Knight, became a supervillain. He was responsible for an uncounted number of deaths; men, women, and children alike. Khonshu, dark God of vengeance and the Moon, was in control. Khonshu had risen to power as an Omega-God. Marlene Alraune, Marc's ex-wife, was held prisoner for six months, during which Marc tortured her, cutting up her skin until she was fully scarred. In the end, screwing with the Ghost Riders proved to be Khonshu's downfall. Marlene killed Marc, and Marlene killed Khonshu. She was healed by the spirit of vengeance, and she remarried. It wasn't enough.

This is the end of their story.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Marlene Alraune laying down in a hospital bed, dressed in a hospital gown, blankets pulled over her up to her shoulders.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 1, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 3:00 PM.

1.2

Marlene’s eyes start to open.

MARLENE: Nhh

JACK: Marlene!

1.3

Jack Spencer, Marlene’s fiancé, is at her bedside, leaning over from the chair he was sitting on. Marlene is becoming fully conscious.

MARLENE: What… what happened?

JACK: Marlene, you had a seizure.

JACK: I… I should call the nurse, just a second, let me-

MARLENE: No.

1.4

Marlene looks at Jack.

MARLENE: I need to talk to you for a second, so just don’t.

JACK: Marlene, they should look you over…

MARLENE: They can later.

MARLENE: How long was I out?

JACK: It’s tomorrow. Here, let me just—

1.5

Marlene’s frustrated.

MARLENE: Did I say anything? Was I doing anything weird?

JACK: Aside from--

MARLENE: Yes, aside from having a damn seizure, Jack!

JACK: No.

1.6

Jack stands up, looking toward the door.

JACK: Look, I’m going to get the nurse now.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Dammit.

Page 2

2.1

Jack walks away, Marlene is angry and looking at herself.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: I wanted to get away from this.

2.2

Close up on Marlene.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: There has to be some way to…

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: …

2.3

Marlene looks up, Jack’s brought in a doctor.

DOCTOR: Here she is.

JACK: So, what happened?

2.4

Jack sits at Marlene’s bedside as the doctor explains.

DOCTOR: We… aren’t quite sure, actually.

DOCTOR: I’ll need to run more tests.

DOCTOR: An extended stay in the hospital will be necessary.

JACK: Oh.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Dammit.

DOCTOR: That’s really all I can say, I’m afraid. I’ve got a few more patients to visit at the moment, but I’ll be back.

2.5

The doctor nods his head toward the two of them.

DOCTOR: Excuse me.

JACK: Sure.

MARLENE: Mhm.

2.6

The doctor exits. Jack looks at Marlene.

MARLENE: What a load of crap.

JACK: Well… they didn’t find anything, I guess. So that’s good. It was probably just a freak incident.

MARLENE: Sigh.

JACK: I’m just saying.

MARLENE: I know.

Page 3

3.1

Jack looks at Marlene.

MARLENE: Babe, can you do me a favor?

JACK: Anything!

3.2

Jack looks sullen.

MARLENE: Can you just go to work or something?

MARLENE: I need some alone time.

JACK: Oh.

MARLENE: This’s all so…

JACK: I get it.

3.3

Jack stands up.

JACK: Call if you need me, okay?

MARLENE: Okay.

3.4

Jack walking toward the door.

JACK: Love you.

MARLENE: Love you too.

Page 4

4.1

Marlene, alone in the room.

CAPTION: 5:00 PM.

4.2

Marlene sits back, her eyes shut.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: … Look…

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: I need help. We don’t… talk, but…

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: There’s… another god… and he…it… wants to kill me.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: That’s about the size of it. Please… I need…I…

4.3

Marlene with her head in her hands, frustrated.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Dammit.

4.4

Marlene looks toward her hospital room door.

SFX: NOK NOK NOK

MARLENE: Um… hello?

4.5

Sara, Egyptian woman, mid 20s, opens the door, box in her other hand.

SARA: Hello?

Page 5

5.1

Marlene looks at Sara, surprised.

MARLENE: Sara?

MARLENE: Oh, no, Sara. I left you standing there, didn’t I? I had forgotten. I--

SARA: Shh.

SARA: It was I who left you.

SARA: May I sit at your bedside?

MARLENE: Of course.

5.2

Sara sits at Marlene’s bedside. She has the box on her lap.

SARA: Marlene, when I offered you help that day, I assumed that Khonshu had already started haunting you.

MARLENE: What?! You know about--

SARA: Marlene. I am your salvation.

5.3

Marlene is unnerved by Sara, reaching for the nurse’s call button.

SARA: Wait, wait. Listen.

SARA: I am not another nightmare.

MARLENE: Oh yeah?!

SARA: As I said. I am your salvation.

SARA: The contents of this box will kill Khonshu.

5.4

Marlene looks at the box.

MARLENE: I… I should call the nurse, call security but…

5.5

Sara’s eyes.

SARA: You believe me.

Page 6

6.1

Marlene looking at Sara.

MARLENE: Why didn’t you show up when I was dealing with him the first time?

SARA: I had to wait until he had placed the curse.

MARLENE: Curse? What curse?

6.2

Sara.

SARA: The curse that will force you to journey to the exhibit once again, come Valentine’s morning.

SARA: There, you will grab the TALON OF KHONSHU, the dagger on display.

SARA: This dagger is no ordinary weapon. It was crafted with the blood, sweat, and tears of thousands of devoted followers.

SARA: It is called a GOD-KEY.

SARA: A device that can restore a God’s power. Only the clever Gods use them.

6.3

Sara looks down at the box.

SARA: That’s why I have this.

SARA: My God-key.

SARA: It restored me when this poor woman touched it.

6.4

Marlene looks at Sara.

MARLENE: This… this isn’t you…

SARA: Correct. This is the body of an unsuccessful thief.

SARA: I am Bastet. Goddess of War, and the Moon.

SARA: I no longer care about bloodshed, or survival. I am damned, and rightfully so.

SARA: All I want is Khonshu.

MARLENE: … And your God-key can kill him?

Page 7

7.1

Sara.

SARA: My God-key, the CLAW OF BASTET, will separate Khonshu from his avatar. It will sever the connection of their souls… alone, barely clinging to life, Khonshu will wither and die.

SARA: This is the only way you will free yourself from him.

7.2

Marlene.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: His avatar…

7.3

The box.

SARA: If you touch this, the body of Sara will die, and I will transfer into you.

SARA: I will grow stronger and stronger, with your assistance.

SARA: And when the cursed morning comes, we will kill Khonshu. I will separate from you, and I will drag him down to the underworld myself.

SARA: The Talon of Khonshu will melt and fizzle. All worldly remains of Khonshu will cease.

SARA: And that will be the end of it.

7.4

Marlene looking at the box.

MARLENE: How do I…

SARA: You pray.

SARA: You form a mantra, and you pray until it hurts to think.

SARA: You must do this for days and days. It is why I tried to show myself as early as possible.

SARA: Unfortunately, I am not nearly as effective at this as Thoth was. He tried to teach me… but he traveled time as if he was a boat that sailed, while I am more like a pebble skipped across the water.

SARA: So this is it. Now or never.

7.5

The box.

SARA: Do you want to kill Khonshu?

SARA: Do you want to live?

7.6

Marlene.

MARLENE: Yes.

Page 8

8.1

Sara hands Marlene the box.

SARA: Good luck, Alraune.

8.2

Marlene grabs the box.

8.3

Marlene gasps, holding the box. Sara’s body evaporates into a fine blue mist.

8.4

Marlene opens the box.

8.5

A lone dagger rests inside. The Claw of Bastet.

Page 9

9.1

Marlene stands in a public restroom at the museum, washing her face, visible in the bathroom mirror.

CAPTION: JANUARY 20, 2013.

MARLENE: Alright. Alright.

MARLENE: Just an exhibit.

MARLENE: Breathe.

9.2

Marlene looks at herself in the mirror. She’s determined.

MARLENE: ‘Atta girl.

9.3

Marlene walking out from the bathroom, toward a hallway.

9.4

Sara looks at Marlene from behind. She carries a box at her side, the size of a small gift bag.

SARA: Excuse me, Miss Alraune?

9.5

Marlene turns her head.

MARLENE: Yes?

Page 10

10.1

Sara offers her handshake to a confused Marlene.

SARA: My name is Sara. I’m here to help.

MARLENE: Help? With what?

SARA: Oh. I… I’m sorry.

SARA: My mistake.

10.2

Sara looks disappointed.

SARA: I’m early.

SARA: Please, go on.

MARLENE: Now, hold on. I may be about to work, but…

10.3

Marlene tries to be friendly.

MARLENE: How’s about you meet me here in an hour, and we can walk to my office?

10.4

Sara smiles.

SARA: Of course.

10.5

Sara walks away, Marlene gives a half-wave.

SARA: Good luck!

MARLENE: Thanks!

10.6

Close up on Sara as she walks away.

SARA: SMALL TEXT: A few days early.

SARA: SMALL TEXT: Damn.

Page 11

11.1

Marlene standing in front of a pedestal with an open chest on top. She’s looking at the contents. We don’t see them.

LITTLE SUSAN: Scuse me?

11.2

Marlene looks down to her side. A little girl is tugging at her pants.

LITTLE SUSAN: Can I see the treasure?

MARLENE: What’s your name?

LITTLE SUSAN: Susie. Can I?

MARLENE: Where’s your mom, Susie?

LITTLE SUSAN: Dinosaurs. With Tommy.

MARLENE: Well… alright.

11.3

Marlene holding up Susie, Susie looking down at the contents of the chest. They are still unknown to us.

LITTLE SUSAN: Wowww.

MARLENE: You know, Susie, this little thing is all lonely?

LITTLE SUSAN: Why?

MARLENE: It’s part of a set. There was a robbery.

11.4

Marlene happily talking to Susie.

MARLENE: Someone broke into the tomb and took the other dagger, you know.

MARLENE: I think ghosts took it. Maybe pirates. What do you think?

LITTLE SUSAN: Hmmm…

MARLENE: Well?

Page 12

12.1

Susie.

LITTLE SUSAN: I think my ex-wife took it. You remember her, don’t you? The pretty bird lady.

LITTLE SUSAN: I think she just took it to mock me.

12.2

Marlene is surprised.

MARLENE: Wh-what?

12.3

Susie. A bloodied beak is protruding from her eye socket.

LITTLE KHONSHU: You heard me.

12.4

Back shot of “Susie.” Marlene is still holding her up, in complete shock, mouth gaping open.

LITTLE KHONSHU: Hey.

LITTLE KHONSHU: Remember how you cut off my head?

12.5

Marlene is suddenly in the museum bathroom again. She’s looking at herself in the mirror, screaming.

Page 13

13.1

Marlene takes a moment to look around at the bathroom. She’s tearing up and trying not to, while shaking, on top of that.

13.2

Marlene looks at herself in the mirror.

13.3

Marlene washes her face.

13.4

Marlene, trying to be calm, walks out of the bathroom.

Page 14

14.1

Marlene at her bedside, kneeling down on both knees in front of the dagger on her bed.

CAPTION: 6:30 PM.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Well… here goes.

MARLENE: Please… uh.

MARLENE: Please, dagger… claw…

14.2

Close up on Marlene, she’s focusing.

MARLENE: Bastet.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet… keep me safe.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep my fiancé… Jack, keep him safe.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

14.3

Marlene’s praying. There’s a set of blue eyes opening up behind her.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

14.4

Close up. Bastet’s eyes.

MARLENE: Please…

Page 15

15.1

Ravencroft Asylum. Nurse Chons stands opposite Doctor Rivera. Chons is a 20s-something woman of middle eastern descent, Rivera is an older, Hispanic man. Rivera is reading to Chons off a clipboard, Chons is listening. They stand just down the hall from a single door.

CAPTION: JANUARY 1, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: RAVENCROFT ASLYUM.

RIVERA: Patient’s name is Marc Spector. I’ll spare you the details and get right to the point.

RIVERA: You have to be.

RIVERA: EXTREMELY.

RIVERA: Careful.

RIVERA: Do you understand me, Nurse Chons?

15.2

Close up. Nurse Chons smiles, completely innocent.

NURSE CHONS: Of course.

15.3

Marc Spector’s padded cell. He sits alone in the corner, facing the wall. He’s in a straightjacket, white pants; his hair is long and messy.

MARC: They found me in a river.

MARC: There was blood in my eyes.

MARC: My skin was burned.

MARC: My bones were broken.

MARC: All I could see was red.

15.4

Marc turns his head toward the door.

MARC: Do you understand my pain?

15.5

Nurse Chons stands at the doorway, holding a syringe and a paper cup.

MARC: It hurts to see red.

MARC: This is a red room.

MARC: You’re in a red dress.

MARC: Do you understand my pain?

NURSE CHONS: Oh, my darling.

15.6

Nurse Chons’s jaw is unhinged. Khonshu’s beak is protruding from her mouth, soaked in blood.

NURSE CHONS: Of course I understand.

MARC: Really?

Page 16

16.1 Splash Page

Khonshu stands before Marc. He is in dark rags. He’s lost enough weight to appear sickly. He’s not covered in blood, and the “Nurse Chons” disguise/carcass is nowhere to be seen. Marc is in awe, fully turned around in his sitting position and admiring Khonshu.

MARC: Oh, miss…

MARC: I love you.

KHONSHU: And I love you, too.

Page 17

17.1

Khonshu on one knee in front of Marc.

KHONSHU: My love is special.

KHONSHU: For I understand your pain.

MARC: You do?

17.2

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Oh, all too well.

KHONSHU: That’s why I’m going to make it all better.

KHONSHU: For I am the LORD, YOUR GOD.

17.3

Marc’s smiling.

MARC: They told me about God…the others here, the psychos… I didn’t think they were telling the truth!

KHONSHU: Poor little things. I wish I could save them all.

KHONSHU: But I love you the most.

17.4

Khonshu’s open palm, held out in front of Marc.

KHONSHU: It hurts to try to remember, doesn’t it?

KHONSHU: Memories… they just don’t work.

KHONSHU: Do they?

MARC: No, God!

17.5

Pull back. The two of them, Marc sitting, Khonshu knelt down. Khonshu smiling, Marc in awe. A solitary crescent dart floats in Khonshu’s open palm. The crescent dart is rusted and worn.

MARC: It…

KHONSHU: I am God.

KHONSHU: This is my temple.

KHONSHU: You are my priest. My warrior. My son. Myself.

KHONSHU: This is the order of things.

MARC: It’s not red.

17.6

The crescent dart.

KHONSHU: That’s right.

KHONSHU: And I will bring you all of the colors. I will save you.

KHONSHU: But first…pray.

KHONSHU: Take this sacred temple, this crescent dart, and pray. Ask it dearly, “Let the red end”, and it will end.

17.7

Marc grabs the crescent dart delicately.

MARC: Let… the red… end?

KHONSHU: That’s my boy.

KHONSHU: Do this, and you will become my beating heart. The source of my power.

KHONSHU: I am LOVE.

KHONSHU: And your GOD.

Page 18

18.1

Marc on his knees, holding his hands up, holding the crescent dart above him. He’s somehow broken through the straightjacket. He’s overjoyed.

MARC: Let the red end! Let the red end! Let the red end!

18.2

Khonshu stands in front of the doorway, a finger raised over his beak.

KHONSHU: Shhh.

MARC: Oh.

KHONSHU: Keep quiet. And pray. Pray and never stop.

KHONSHU: Never worry about hiding it. For those without faith cannot see.

18.3

Khonshu is now Nurse Chons again, turned toward the door.

NURSE CHONS: But they will see. I will force their eyes open.

NURSE CHONS: Soon enough.

MARC: Yes, GOD.

NURSE CHONS: Remember. Let the red end.

18.4

Nurse Chons walks out from the hall, toward an unsuspecting Doctor Rivera.

MARC: SMALL TEXT: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

Page 19

19.1

Marlene stands on the outdoor patio of her apartment, her sliding door left open. She has a good view of the city. It’s a cloudy day, dark enough looking that it seems like rain is only a matter of time.

CAPTION: JANUARY 23, 2013.

19.2

Marlene looks up, eyes shut.

MARLENE: Just a nightmare.

MARLENE: All it was.

19.3

Close up on Marlene’s forehead. A drop of blood splats onto her skin.

KHONSHU: Look at you.

19.4

Marlene opens her eyes. More drips of blood splatter.

KHONSHU: A new man, a new apartment, a new life… all without me.

KHONSHU: Pity.

19.5

Marlene looks with horror at the sky. It’s raining blood.

KHONSHU: You could have been the Moon Queen.

Page 20

20.1

Marlene looks toward the door to her apartment, but it’s gone. She’s facing a brick wall. And the rain is getting heavier.

KHONSHU: Can you believe that some people still think the rain is God’s tears?

MARLENE: I… nnno…

20.2

Marlene covering her ears and concentrating, shutting her eyes and repeating a mantra. The rain is getting worse.

MARLENE: This isn’t real this isn’t real isn’t real.

KHONSHU: I’m not a nightmare, Marlene.

20.3

Khonshu stands behind Marlene in the pouring blood rain. His beak is on her shoulder, as he whispers into her ear.

KHONSHU: I’m a reality.

MARLENE: No no no no non

MARLENE: no on

MARLENE: ono.

20.4

Close up on Khonshu whispering.

KHONSHU: I’ve got something for you.

JACK: Marlene? Are you okay?

20.5

Khonshu looking up.

KHONSHU: Lookit that. Marc’s replacement.

KHONSHU: What timing.

Page 21

21.1

Marlene stands alone on the patio, leaning on the railing. Her nose is bleeding bad. It’s staining all the way down to her shirt.

JACK: Marlene?

21.2

Marlene turns to face Jack.

MARLENE: Snff

MARLENE: Jack…

JACK: Omigod.

21.3

Jack escorts Marlene inside.

JACK: Let’s get you some paper towels, and… and, damn, anything else wrong or?

MARLENE: Snff

MARLENE: No, just… just the blood.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: the blood.

21.4

The patio, empty.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: too much blood.

Page 22 and 23

22.1-23.1 Double Splash Page

22.1

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands. This panel starts an array of panels, 9 per page. Reading the number of panels across will lead the reader to count 6-6-6.

CAPTION: JANUARY 2, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.2

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 3rd, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.3

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 4th, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.4

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his on knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 5, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.5

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 6, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.6

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 7, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.7

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 8, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.8

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 9, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.9

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 10, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

22.10

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 11, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

Page 23

23.1

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 12, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.2

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 13, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.3

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 14, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.4

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 15, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.5

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 16, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.6

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 17, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.7

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 18, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.8

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: JANUARY 19, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

23.9

Khonshu. This panel is underneath the array of panels, positioned so that Khonshu is looking up at the array of panels, satisfied with his work.

KHONSHU: A curse.

KHONSHU: Yes.

KHONSHU: That will do.

Page 24

24.1

Marlene and Jack in her hospital room, talking to the doctor.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 2, 2013.

DOCTOR: Well, there’s nothing wrong with you, Miss Alraune.

DOCTOR: You can go on home now. But please, take care of yourself.

MARLENE: Will do. And thank you.

24.2

Jack wheels Marlene out of the hospital’s front doors.

24.3

Marlene and Jack driving home.

24.4

Marlene and Jack entering their apartment.

CAPTION: 4:00 PM.

MARLENE: Home, sweet home.

24.5

Marlene sets her purse down on a counter.

24.6

Marlene’s apartment, night. Marlene looks at her purse.

CAPTION: 1:30 AM.

Page 25

25.1

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.2

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 3, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.3

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 4, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.4

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 5, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.5

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 6, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.6

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 7, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.7

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 8, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.8

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 9, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.9

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 10, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

25.10

Marlene on her knees, the dagger in front of her on her coffee table. The eyes of Bastet watch her from behind.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 11, 2013.

MARLENE: Please, Bastet, keep us safe.

Page 26

26.1

Marlene and Jack sitting opposite each other at a candlelit dinner in their apartment. Marlene is laughing at something Jack said off panel.

CAPTION: JANUARY 31, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 11:17 PM.

MARLENE: Haha!

MARLENE: You’re so corny!

JACK: I mean it!

26.2

Marlene looks surprised.

JACK: SMALL TEXT: They really are just like…

26.3

From Marlene’s point of view. Jack isn’t there anymore, Moon Knight is.

MOON KNIGHT: Why are you doing this to yourself?

MOON KNIGHT: We both know what I said was true.

26.4

Marlene looks down.

JACK: Marlene?

MARLENE: Hm.

JACK: You okay?

MARLENE: Sorry. You were just reminding me of someone.

JACK: Oh. Who?

MARLENE: An old friend. I… I lost him.

JACK: SMALL TEXT: Oh.

26.5

Marlene standing up.

MARLENE: Excuse me for a second.

JACK: You alright?

MARLENE: Yeah. Just give me a second.

26.6

Marlene walks past Jack. Jack is Moon Knight.

MOON KNIGHT: You’re pathetic.

MOON KNIGHT: You know that?

Page 27

27.1

Marlene walks down a small hallway, toward a door at the end. Moon Knight follows her.

MOON KNIGHT: You can’t avoid me.

27.2

Marlene opens the door, it leads into a bathroom.

MOON KNIGHT: You killed me, honey.

MOON KNIGHT: Remember?

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Shut up.

MOON KNIGHT: I deserved it, right?

27.3

Marlene shuts the door, Moon Knight outside, locks it.

MOON KNIGHT: But that excuse only worked in your head for so long. After all… I was mad.

MOON KNIGHT: Then, an epiphany!

MOON KNIGHT: I WAS mad! A mad dog! Desperate to die!

27.4

Marlene looks at herself in the mirror, gripping the countertop tight.

MOON KNIGHT: I was sick, you thought. You put me down. You saved me.

MOON KNIGHT: Proved yourself the hero.

27.5

Close up on the faucet. Water running. Marlene’s hand underneath, gathering water.

MOON KNIGHT: Guess what?

27.6

Marlene washing her face.

MOON KNIGHT: It doesn’t matter.

MOON KNIGHT: We’re both murderers.

MOON KNIGHT: In the end, that’s all we are.

Page 28

28.1

Marlene looking in the mirror. Moon Knight is at her side, hand around her shoulder.

MOON KNIGHT: And that’s why we’re perfect for each other.

28.2

Marlene slaps Moon Knight’s arm off of her.

MARLENE: OFF ME!

MOON KNIGHT: Oh, don’t shout.

28.3

Jack looks over from the table, starting to stand.

JACK: Marlene?

28.4

Marlene looks at the door.

MOON KNIGHT: You might worry your lover.

MARLENE: SMALL TEXT: Dammit.

28.5

Jack stands outside the door.

JACK: Are you okay?

28.6

Marlene glaring at Moon Knight.

MARLENE: I’m fine, Jack! Go back to the table!

JACK: No!

Page 29

29.1

Marlene looking at the door.

MARLENE: What?

29.2

Khonshu’s beak rips through the door, like an axe.

JACK-KHONSHU: NO!

29.3

Marlene steps back, into Moon Knight’s arms.

MARLENE: AAH!

MOON KNIGHT: Don’t worry, my love.

MOON KNIGHT: I’ve got you.

29.4

Jack stands at the doorway. Jack with Khonshu’s head instead of his own.

JACK-KHONSHU: What’s this?

29.5

Jack-Khonshu looking at the hallucination of Moon Knight standing behind Marlene. Moon Knight is holding on tight to Marlene’s arms.

JACK-KHONSHU: You have these walking nightmares about HIM?

JACK-KHONSHU: Am I merely a second terror?

JACK-KHONSHU: How rude.

MARLENE: L-LET GO!

MOON KNIGHT: Never, darling.

MOON KNIGHT: It’s time you got what you deserved.

29.6

Jack-Khonshu approaches Marlene. Jack’s body is naked, and the flesh is starting to rot. Khonshu’s head remains intact.

JACK-KHONSHU: Yes, darling.

JACK-KHONSHU: I have something for you.

JACK-KHONSHU: And I’ve been saving energy… just waiting for the perfect time to give it to you.

Page 30

30.1

Marlene struggles in Moon Knight’s grip.

MARLENE: STAY AWAY! GET OUT! GET OUT!

30.2

Front shot of Jack-Khonshu. Jack’s body no longer has skin. And the muscular tissue is starting to melt, revealing bone.

MARLENE: GET OUT OF MY LIFE! GET OUT! GET OUT!

JACK-KHONSHU: My, my.

30.3

Jack-Khonshu holds up a rotting hand. Floating on the palm of his hand is an orb, composed of shadows.

JACK-KHONSHU: Someone’s getting hysterical.

30.4

Khonshu’s eyes.

JACK-KHONSHU: Say “Aaaah.”

30.5

Marlene lies on the floor of the hallway, shaking violently, foaming at the mouth. Jack is at her side, his cell phone out.

JACK: YES, I NEED AN AMBULANCE RIGHT NOW!

JACK: FOR GOD’S SAKE, HURRY UP!!!

Page 31

31.1

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 12, 2013.

MARC: Let the red end… let the red end… let the red end…

KHONSHU: And soon, it shall.

31.2

Marc looks up, a smile on his face.

MARC: God!

MARC: It’s been… so long!

31.3

Khonshu stands over Marc.

KHONSHU: I know.

KHONSHU: I’ve had to drain such energy, delivering my message of love.

KHONSHU: Your prayers keep me alive, you know.

KHONSHU: You are my beating heart.

31.4

Marc bows his head.

MARC: It’s an honor.

KHONSHU: And soon, you will know the glory.

MARC: Hm?

31.5

Marc looks up, Khonshu is staring him in the face, knelt down to be level with him.

KHONSHU: Soon, WE will be God.

MARC: We?

KHONSHU: To give you as much power as I can, I must BECOME you. More than I am now.

31.6

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Prepare.

KHONSHU: Soon, WE will be God.

KHONSHU: More than the nameless vessel.

KHONSHU: More than God Vengeance.

KHONSHU: We will be the Moon King.

Page 32

32.1

Moon Knight stands at a pedestal on the steps of city hall. A massive mob of press surrounds the area.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 15, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 2:00 PM.

MOON KNIGHT: Last year, Moon Knight purchased a charter flight to Egypt.

MOON KNIGHT: He used MARC SPECTOR’S credit to do it.

MOON KNIGHT: Speculation has run rampant.

MOON KNIGHT: Am I Marc Spector?

32.2

Side shot. Moon Knight.

MOON KNIGHT: Last year, a series of murders and kidnappings terrorized the entire country.

MOON KNIGHT: Moon Knight ran an army of thugs and killers.

MOON KNIGHT: Moon Knight stole children.

MOON KNIGHT: Am I the villain?

32.3

Moon Knight raising his hands up. He’s handcuffed.

MOON KNIGHT: It’s all true.

MOON KNIGHT: Do you hear me? Am I clear?

32.4

Two police officers approach Moon Knight from opposite sides. Moon Knight hasn’t changed his stance.

MOON KNIGHT: I am Marc Spector!

MOON KNIGHT: I AM YOUR VILLAIN!

32.5

The two officers escort Moon Knight down the steps, through the crowd.

MOON KNIGHT: And I’m turning myself in.

Page 33

33.1

Marc in his cell at Ravencroft. He is on his knees, holding the crescent dart like a precious item in front of him with both hands.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 13, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 11:00 PM.

MARC: Let the red end. Let the red end. Let the red end.

KHONSHU: And so… it shall end.

33.2

Marc looks up, smiling.

MARC: WE ARE GOD?

33.3

Khonshu stands in front of Marc.

KHONSHU: Rise. Leave my temple on the floor.

33.4

Marc stands up, crescent dart left on the floor.

MARC: Are… we?

KHONSHU: Two paces right.

33.5

Overhead view. Marc and Khonshu are standing across from each other, and the crescent dart is on the floor. Connecting the dots of their forms, a crescent shape is made.

KHONSHU: And now…

Page 34

34.1

A glowing crescent shape forms, connecting the standing figures of Khonshu, Marc, and the crescent dart.

34.2

Marc looks at the bright light, screaming. His eyes glow red.

MARC: WE

34.3

Khonshu looks at Marc, screaming.

KHONSHU: ARE

34.4

White panel.

MARC AND KHONSHU: GOD!

34.5

Marc stands at the foot of the crescent dart. He is wearing the dark rags that Khonshu wore. Except now, they form a costume similar to Moon Knight’s old uniform, except dark and ragged. His eyes glow red.

MOON KING: I live. As two.

Page 35

35.1

Moon King holds the crescent dart to his face, inspecting it. It’s turned the color red.

MOON KING: Red Moon.

35.2

Moon King stabs himself with the crescent dart in the chest.

MOON KING: Always.

35.3

Moon King continues the cut, dragging out a bloodied crescent symbol into his chest.

MOON KING: And forever.

35.4

Moon King approaches his cell door.

MOON KING: Now then…

Page 36

36.1

The hallway outside of his cell. His door flies off the hinges from a kick.

SFX: WHAM

MOON KING: I must find my queen.

36.2

Two security guards stand, guns out and at the ready, aiming at Moon King as he walks down the hall toward them.

GUARD 1: REPEAT! PATIENT IS ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

GUARD 2: HE’S POWERED! TELL THEM HE’S--

MOON KING: Get out of my way.

36.3

Guard 2’s throat is split open by the crescent dart.

GUARD 2: GHH

36.4

Guard 1 looks at Guard 2’s body, and fires a shot in anger.

GUARD 1: RANDALL!!!

Page 37

37.1

Moon King ducks under the bullet, running toward Guard 1.

GUARD 1: YOU MONSTER! YOU--

37.2

Moon King grabs Guard 1 by the throat.

GUARD 1: HGK

37.3

Moon King walks away from the corpses of the two guards, holding his bloodied crescent dart. Guard 1’s head is crushed into the floor like pulp.

37.4

The end of the hallway leads to the back doors. A team of seven armed guards stands at a line, aiming at Moon King.

GUARD 2: STAND DOWN, SPECTOR!!!

MOON KING: Be warned.

37.5

Moon King’s eyes.

MOON KING: You face a holy warrior.

Page 38

38.1

Close up. One of the team’s guns firing.

GUARD 4: RRRRAAAAA!!!!

SFX: BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM

38.2

Pull back. Guard 4’s just murdered his entire team.

GUARD 4: I… but…

MOON KING: The will of God overcomes reason.

38.3

Moon King walks by Guard 4. Guard 4 has the gun to his head.

MOON KING: Now die.

MOON KING: Your life is pointless.

GUARD 4: I… I don’t… want to die…

38.4

Guard 4 shoots himself in the head.

SFX: BLAM

38.5

Guard 4 collapses into the mess of his team’s corpses.

MOON KING: And now, vengeance for those of deformed mind, who cry for salvation.

38.6

Moon King’s eyes glow red. A fire breaks out behind him, around the bodies.

MOON KING: May this wretched house of healing burn.

Page 39

39.1 Splash Page

Moon King walks away from Ravencroft as it burns, the entire facility sending smoke into the sky.

MOON KING: And so they cry no more.

Page 40

40.1

Marlene sits up in bed, Jack next to her. Her eyes are glowing red.

CAPTION: 11:10 PM.

40.2

Marlene walking out of her apartment.

40.3

Marlene standing in front of the museum.

40.4

Marlene entering the Tomb of Chons exhibit.

Page 41

41.1

Moon King stands in front of the museum’s front doors.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 14, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 12:01 AM.

MOON KING: The God-Key. So close.

41.2

Moon King opens the front door.

MOON KING: So kind of her.

MOON KING: My gatekeeper.

41.3

Moon King walks down a hallway of the museum. He has his crescent dart in hand.

MOON KING: I can hear her breathing.

41.4

Moon King stands behind Marlene. Marlene is standing in front of the pedestal with the chest on top.

MOON KING: My fallen queen.

MARLENE: God… Khonshu… it is here… the God-Key…

41.5

Moon King offers his hand.

MOON KING: Give it to me, my love.

41.6

Close up. A blur of silver and blue.

MARLENE: Yes.

Page 42

42.1 Splash Page

Marlene stabbing Moon King in the chest with the Claw of Bastet. Moon King’s hand is raised as if to strike with his crescent dart, but he was too late.

MARLENE: Take it!

MOON KING: AAAA

Page 43

43.1

Moon King looks at the knife in his chest, glowing blue.

MOON KING: Nh…nuh…

43.2

Moon King looks up. His body is glowing a brighter blue now.

MOON KING: I’LL KILL YOU!

43.3

Khonshu is pulled back from Marc by a blue light. All of the shadows come with Khonshu. Marc is left with only the white pants he wore in the asylum, the straightjacket’s dissolved.

KHONSHU: KKAAA

MARC: GH

43.4

Marc stands, doubled over. There is no blood coming from the dagger in his chest. A ghostly image of Bastet stands over him.

MARC: Hhk…aa…

BASTET: Hello, Marc Spector.

MARC: Bl… blue… beautiful…

BASTET: Thank you.

43.5

Bastet’s eyes.

BASTET: Now see.

BASTET: See what he has done.

43.6

Marc looks at Marlene, his eyes glowing blue. The ghostly image of Bastet is fading away.

Page 44

44.1

Side shot. Marc is looking up to see Marlene. Marlene looks just behind Marc.

MARC: Mhm…Marlene…it’s you.

MARLENE: Khonshu…

44.2

Marc turns his head, eyes wide.

MARC: Holy…

44.3

Khonshu stands behind Marc. A being of pure shadow now, red eyes brighter than ever before.

KHONSHU: WWEEE CAN… SSSTILL WINN!

44.4

Marc looking at the dagger in his chest, Marlene shouting toward him.

MARLENE: Marc! The dagger! USE IT!

44.5

Marc rips the dagger from his chest. There is no blood in the wound, and the dagger is now glowing blue.

KHONSHU: WE… ARE… GOD…

MARC: No.

44.6

Marc glares at Khonshu.

MARC: We’re not the same person anymore.

MARC: Bastet cut us apart.

MARC: Didn’t you see?

Page 45

45.1

Khonshu glares at Marc.

KHONSHU: Doesn’t… matter….

KHONSHU: Looove… for pain…for hatreddd… is mmmy life.

KHONSHU: My BEATING HHHEART!

45.2

Marc runs at Khonshu with the dagger.

MARC: NOT ANYMORE!

45.3

Marc stabs Khonshu with the dagger. The wound glows blue.

45.4

Khonshu’s beak is wide open, as if to scream. But he can’t scream.

KHONSHU: !

Page 46

46.1

Marc’s stepped back. The wound is starting to cause a chain reaction. A wave of blue energy, eating away at Khonshu’s shadowy body. Dissolving him, slowly.

KHONSHU: I...

46.2

Marlene looks at Marc and Khonshu. Everything up to Khonshu’s chest is gone.

KHONSHU: I was… Omega… God…

KHONSHU: We… were…

MARC: Were.

MARC: But never again.

KHONSHU: No.

46.3

Khonshu’s eyes. Everything else is gone, and they’re next.

KHONSHU: Always.

46.4

Close up on the crescent dart that Marc dropped as Moon King. It’s evaporating.

46.5

Marc and Marlene stand alone in the room.

MARC: It’s beautiful.

MARLENE: He’s finally gone.

MARC: The world… it’s not red.

46.6

Marc looks at Marlene.

MARC: Beautiful.

Page 47

47.1

Marlene looks toward the chest on the pedestal. It’s glowing red, and there’s visible steam rising from inside.

MARLENE: It really is.

47.2

Marlene grabs Marc’s arm.

MARLENE: Come on.

47.3

Marlene rushes Marc out of the exhibit.

MARLENE: Let’s get the hell out of here.

47.4

The chest on the pedestal.

47.5

The inside of the chest. The Talon of Khonshu is a molten pile of goo.

Page 48

48.1

Marlene and Marc standing in an alley. Marc’s changed into some clothes that Marlene clearly snatched out of a donation bin.

MARC: Look, Marlene…

MARLENE: Save it, okay?

MARLENE: I know.

MARC: Actually, I was just gonna say thanks for the clothes. But--

48.2

Side shot. Marc and Marlene talking.

MARLENE: Stop.

MARLENE: I know everything, okay? I know why you left with the other Moon Knights from my apartment that day.

MARLENE: It was to protect me.

MARC: And everything since… I remember all of it. All the people I’ve murdered.

MARLENE: All the times you hurt me.

MARC: … Yeah.

48.3

Marlene punches Marc in the face.

48.4

Marc looks up at Marlene, rubbing his jaw.

MARLENE: We’re not even.

MARLENE: But I’m officially over it.

MARC: Okay.

MARLENE: I know you never wanted to hurt me. But that doesn’t matter, you understand me?

MARLENE: I’m starting over.

48.5

Marc.

MARLENE: You know… I knew you’d come back. I wasn’t even shocked when I saw you come out of that monster. I knew I’d have to say this.

MARLENE: Get out of my life and stay out.

MARLENE: Got it?

48.6

Marlene.

MARC: …

MARC: Understood.

Page 49

49.1

Marc starts walking away from Marlene.

MARLENE: There is one question I have.

MARC: Hm?

49.2

Marc.

MARLENE: What will you do now?

MARC: The only thing left to do.

49.3

Back shot. Marlene watches Marc walk away.

MARC: Goodbye.

MARC: It’s been fun.

49.4

Marlene looks at the night sky.

49.5

Marlene walks the opposite direction Marc did.

MARLENE: Goodbye.

Page 50

50.1

Marc Spector in a prison uniform. He’s escorted toward his cell by a guard.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 15, 2013.

SUB-CAPTION: 7:00 PM.

CAPTION: MARC: Finally.

50.2

Marc sitting on the bench in his cell.

CAPTION: MARC: I’m where I belong.

50.3

Marc cracking his knuckles.

SFX: KRK

CAPTION: MARC: I can finally do what I was born to do.

SFX: KRAK

50.4

Marc glares through his cell, looking at all the other cells.

CAPTION: MARC: Hurt people.

Page 51

51.1

Prison yard, daytime. Marc stands over a man with a face like pulp, other inmates crowd around him.

CAPTION: FEBRUARY 16, 2013.

CAPTION: MARC: All the right people.

51.2

Marc takes on an inmate who rushes at him.

INMATE: HRRAAA!

CAPTION: MARC: Maybe before I die, I can balance the scales.

51.3

Marc piledrives the inmate who rushed him.

SFX: WHD

CAPTION: MARC: Hurt all the right people.

51.4

All of the inmates rush at Marc.

CAPTION: MARC: Earn my way to redemption the only way I know how.

51.5

Marc comes out on top. Inmates are thrown back from him.

CAPTION: MARC: With bloodied fists.

Page 52

52.1

A wedding ceremony full to capacity, set outside at a park on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Marlene stands at the alter across from Jack. The priest smiles with open arms as he conducts the ceremony.

CAPTION: NEVER, ALWAYS.

PRIEST: And do you, Marlene Alraune, take Jack Spencer to be your lawfully wedded husband?

MARLENE: I do.

52.2

The priest looking at Jack.

PRIEST: And do you, Jack Spector, take Marlene Alraune to be your lawfully wedded wife?

JACK: I do.

PRIEST: Then by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

MARLENE: Spencer.

52.3

The priest looking at Marlene, confused.

PRIEST: Hm?

MARLENE: It’s Spencer.

PRIEST: No.

MARLENE: Excuse me?

52.4

Khonshu stands in Jack’s place, tuxedo and all. Marc Spector is the priest.

MARC: You heard me.

KHONSHU: What’s the matter, darling?

52.5

Marlene steps back from the alter, looking around in terror.

MARLENE: I…

Page 53

53.1

Overhead shot. The seating for the wedding surrounds the alter in a crescent shape.

MARC: Miss Spector!

53.2

Marlene looks at the family members and friends seated. Everyone’s head rests as far back as possible. Their throats are all sliced open across, and blood pours from their wounds.

MARC: Miss Spector, please!

53.3

Marlene is suddenly soaked in blood from head to toe.

MARC: I understand you are a BLUSHING BRIDE… but come, darling!

MARC: We must finish the ceremony!

MARLENE: Of…course.

53.4

Marlene smiles. The blood on her face is dry already from the heat. Tears roll down her face.

MARLENE: Would you… could you… play the song?

MARLENE: I want… to do this right.

53.5

Marc smiles.

MARC: Of course.

MARC: Let’s try this again.

Page 54

54.1

Marlene now stands at the back of the aisle. Smiling.

CAPTION: ♫ HERE COMES THE BRIDE ♫

54.2

Side shot. Marlene walks down the aisle. The corpses are attracting flies.

CAPTION: ♫ ALL SOAKED IN RED ♫

54.3

Khonshu sheds a single tear of happiness.

CAPTION: ♫ RUN, RUN AWAY ♫

54.4

Marlene stands at the alter with Khonshu. Marc is in full Moon Knight costume now.

CAPTION: ♫ SOON WE’LL ALL BE DEAD! ♫

54.5

Marlene and Khonshu kiss.

Page 55

55.1

A large hotel suite. Marlene sits up in bed, gasping, eyes wide.

CAPTION: AUGUST 13, 2013.

MARLENE: !

55.2

Marlene looks to her side. Her sleeping husband is undisturbed.

55.3

Marlene walks from the large bed toward the bathroom.

55.4

Marlene stares at the bathroom mirror. She’s smiling. From the bathroom window, the Moon can be seen.

MARLENE: All this time… and it’s only dreams now.

Page 56

56.1 Splash Page

The Moon.

MARLENE: Thank God.

THE END

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DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #4 - FINALE! - (Script)

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THE UNIVERSE - DEAD! - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Death.

DEATH: That’s right, baby.

1.2

Close up on the TV monitor. Deadpool and Deathstroke caught in a swordfight, swords clashing together. They’re in the middle of a formerly crowded city street.

DEATH: Mmm.

1.3

Death, close up on her eye socket.

DEATH: Yes.

1.4

Black panel.

DEADPOOL: So, question.

1.5

Pull back. The blackness is the tumor on the sun, from Earth’s perspective. It’s gotten that much bigger.

DEATHSTROKE: Shoot.

1.6

Close up on Deadpool and Deathstroke caught at the sword with each other.

DEADPOOL: You know I’m gonna win, right?

DEATHSTROKE: Excuse me?

DEADPOOL: I’m. Gonna. Win.

DEADPOOL: This is my story, pal. How do you think any of the heroes lost to me?

DEADPOOL: How do you think I killed them?

DEATHSTROKE: Dumb luck.

DEADPOOL: Wrong. I got the forces of nature on my side. It’s fate. Love. Death. Mostly Death. She’s guiding me, Stroke. So I can see her again.

DEADPOOL: She wants the D, dude.

DEATHSTROKE: Whatever excuse for dumb luck makes you feel better, Pool.

Page 2

2.1

Deathstroke pulls out a pistol and shoots Deadpool in the gut.

SFX: BLAM

DEADPOOL: HGH

2.2

Deadpool falls to one knee, katana in hand, his wound in the other.

DEADPOOL: New question.

2.3

Deathstroke, standing triumphant, sword raised over his head with two hands.

DEATHSTROKE: Shoot.

2.4

Side shot of the two of them. Deadpool looking up at Deathstroke.

DEADPOOL: Do you hear that beeping sound?

2.5

Deathstroke looks up at his sword. There’s a tiny bomb attached to the hilt.

DEATHSTROKE: Motherfu-

Page 3

3.1

A small explosion covers where Deathstroke is. Deadpool is walking away.

SFX: BOOM

DEADPOOL: Trick question.

DEADPOOL: Beeps are cliché, Stroke.

3.2

Deathstroke’s hand holding a pistol comes out of the smoke cloud.

DEATHSTROKE: Never turn your back to me.

3.3

Deadpool ducks to the left, behind a parked car, avoiding the gunshot.

SFX: BLAM

DEADPOOL: Dammitdammit.

3.4

Deathstroke sheathes his sword, and with his other hand, sheathes his pistol.

DEATHSTROKE: You’re pathetic.

3.5

Deadpool tosses a grenade from the back of the car.

DEADPOOL: Well, you’re a jerkface!

Page 4

4.1

Deathstroke walks through the grenade’s explosion.

DEATHSTROKE: Is that all?

4.2

From Deathstroke’s point of view. Deadpool has popped open the trunk of the car.

DEADPOOL: Yeah! I also got…

DEADPOOL: Um…

4.3

Deadpool’s slammed the trunk shut. He’s holding a rifle.

DEADPOOL: The handy-dandy NRA car! The one NRA car in a huge blue-state city!

DEADPOOL: See? Fate, man!

4.4

Deadpool holds up a remote.

DEADPOOL: Oh, and my remote controlled Deadpool-Mobile-Truck.

4.5

Deathstroke.

DEATHSTROKE: What?

DEADPOOL: Watch.

4.6

Deadpool’s finger on a button.

DEADPOOL: AUTOPILOT MODE: COME TO PAPA!

Page 5

5.1

Deathstroke looks around. Deadpool stands there, focused on Deathstroke.

DEATHSTROKE: …

DEATHSTROKE: Well?

DEADPOOL: Give it a second.

5.2

Deathstroke looking over at Deadpool.

DEATHSTROKE: Is this a joke?

DEADPOOL: Just a second more.

5.3

Deathstroke, still standing there.

DEATHSTROKE: You know what your problem is?

DEATHSTROKE: You never take anything seriously.

5.4

The Deadpool-mobile-truck slams into Deathstroke at full speed.

5.5

Deadpool walking toward the front of the Deadpool-mobile-truck. He’s at the back in this shot. He’s dropped the rifle.

DEADPOOL: Yeah, well, you’re roadkill.

Page 6

6.1

Deadpool kneeling down next to a toppled Deathstroke. The armor is barely affected, but it’s slightly noticeable.

DEADPOOL: About what you said.

6.2

Deadpool rips off Deathstroke’s mask.

SLADE: …

DEADPOOL: You were right, Stroke.

6.3

Deadpool ripping off his mask.

DEADPOOL: I’m a nothing.

6.4

Wade, unmasked, his mutilated face on full display, holding a pistol to Slade’s head.

WADE: Guess what? I may be a nothing, but that doesn’t mean I can’t kick your ass.

SLADE: I’m still better.

WADE: What a funny coincidence!

WADE: I don’t give a f**k.

6.5

Slade grabs Wade’s wrist, holding the pistol. The pistol fires up instead of in Slade’s face.

SFX: BLAM

SLADE: HA!

WADE: HH!

Page 7

7.1

The entire front of the Deadpool-mobile-truck starts to lift up, Slade in his armor supporting it, holding Wade by the wrist.

SLADE: I’m… better… than you…

SLADE: Smarter.

SLADE: Faster.

SLADE: STRONGER.

7.2

Slade stands, the entire Deadpool-mobile-truck falls to the side.

SLADE: HRAA!

SFX: CRHSK

7.3

Wade holds up a hunting knife with his free hand.

WADE: You’re not stronger, jerkface.

WADE: The suit did the work.

7.4

Wade tries to jam the hunting knife in Slade’s throat, but Slade catches his other wrist with his free hand.

WADE: Me, I’ve just got SPANDEX!

WADE: Going commando, too, if that’s any extra points.

Page 8

8.1

Slade headbutts Wade.

SFX: WHUD

8.2

Wade falls onto his back. Slade once again stands triumphant.

WADE: Sonuva…

8.3

Slade pulls out a pistol.

SLADE: I won’t let you kill me, Wade.

SLADE: I don’t have fate or Death on my side. Just me.

SLADE: And it’s all I need.

8.4

Wade rolls to the side when Slade fires.

SFX: BLAM

WADE: Yo, cyclops, ya missed!

Page 9

9.1

Slade aims his pistol again.

SLADE: Stay still!

9.2

Slade’s gun is cut in half by Wade’s kryptonite katana.

WADE: COME ON!

9.3

Slade blocks the next strike with his sword.

WADE: You know me better than that!

9.4

Slade and Wade are caught by the sword again.

SLADE: HR!

WADE: We have simply GOT to stop meeting like—GR—this!

Page 10

10.1

Wade glaring at Slade.

WADE: Dude, come on! GIVE UP!

10.2

Slade glaring at Wade.

SLADE: BITE ME.

10.3

Wade looks down.

WADE: Wait.

10.4

Slade.

SLADE: What?

10.5

Wade shoots Slade in the mouth with his other hand. It doesn’t go through his head, but we don’t see clearly through the blood and the shot.

WADE: Peek-a-boo!

SFX: BLAM

Page 11

11.1

Slade backs away from Wade, holding his face.

SLADE: GHAA!!

WADE: Never chew with your mouth full. It’s bad manners.

11.2

Slade has a hole in his cheeks, the bullet went through his mouth.

SLADE: You… missed…

11.3

Wade looks annoyed.

WADE: Okay, this is just getting silly.

11.4

Slade runs at Wade.

SLADE: RRAAH!

Page 12

12.1 Splash Page

Wade shoots Slade in the head.

SFX: BLAM

WADE: Told you I’d win.

Page 13

13.1

The sun starts to slowly grow darker and darker, as the tumor expands, veins of darkness forming.

DEATH: YES!

13.2

Wade looking up at the sun, shadows start to form over the city street.

WADE: So… is it done?

13.3

Wade looks at the empty street.

WADE: … hello?

WADE: Where are you?

13.4

Wade stands alone in the street, darkness begins to fall.

WADE: Babe?

WADE: Dollface?

WADE: … darling?

Page 14

14.1

Wade looks down at his pistol.

WADE: Don’t tell me… I did all of this… all of these horrible things, for nothing, darling…

WADE: Please don’t.

14.2

Wade looks up, happy.

DEATH: Of course not.

WADE: Babe!

14.3

Death stands in the street, her arms open.

DEATH: Come on.

DEATH: Give us a kiss.

14.4

Wade runs toward Death.

DEATH: You’ve earned it.

Page 15

15.1 Splash Page

Wade kissing Death.

Page 16

16.1

Wade stands alone, against a background of pure darkness.

WADE: … Babe?

WADE: Where’d you go?

DEATH: I’m here, darling. I’m here.

WADE: I thought you abandoned me.

DEATH: Of course not. Of course not.

16.2

Wade looking around in the void.

WADE: Then what’s up?

WADE: Why did you send me there? Why not… just, I dunno--

DEATH: I’ve figured out a solution to our problem, darling.

DEATH: You’ll just love it.

16.3

Black panel.

DEATH: Our relationship cannot be.

WADE: …

DEATH: On a personal level.

WADE: What?

DEATH: We must be professional!

DEATH: Forces of reality, working together.

16.4

Wade looking toward the black.

WADE: What’s that supposed to mean?

DEATH: Simple.

DEATH: You are now so much more than just a man.

DEATH: So much more than Wade Wilson, than Deadpool.

Page 17

17.1

Wade is suddenly thrown to the “ground” in the black.

DEATH: You are the OMNIVERSAL CANCER.

DEATH: DEADPOOL, THE UNIVERSE KILLER!

17.2

Wade.

WADE: But… I didn’t…

DEATH: Isn’t it great?

DEATH: Find your mirror, take them out, the universe collapses! We get hanky panky time, rinse and repeat!

17.3

Wade.

WADE: I wanted… more than that…

DEATH: Oh, you silly man.

DEATH: Now, get ready.

WADE: What?

17.4

Wade isn’t in the void anymore. He’s in a forest, in the night.

WADE: Where…

DEATH: You’re in a new universe.

DEATH: You must kill it, darling.

DEATH: Then we can be together once more.

Page 18

18.1

Wade stands up, looking around.

DEATH: Good luck.

18.2

Wade looks down at the forest floor. His Deadpool mask is there.

DEATH: And don’t forget your mask.

WADE: …

18.3

Wade puts on his Deadpool mask.

18.4

Deadpool wanders through the forest. Angry and alone.

Page 19

19.1

Deadpool continues to wander through the forest.

DEATH: And so, the killer’s journey began anew.

DEATH: He would consider it a punishment, for his own awful actions.

DEATH: I would consider it a gift.

19.2

Death watches over Deadpool, looking in on him through a patch of blackness in the void that has opened up, to show him. Like a crystal ball.

DEATH: The universe he resides in now is similar to the last.

DEATH: Although, far more prosperous. It belongs to a section of universes that may or may not be entirely lost, soon enough.

19.3

Death looks closely at Deadpool.

DEATH: This is merely a scouting mission, a chance to see if the universe will reject him like the last, as is the order of things, or bow to destruction.

19.4

Focus in on Deadpool in the forest. He’s opening up a bush with his hands, to see what’s on the other side.

DEATH: Only time will tell.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

Deadpool peers in on a tribe of Ewoks eating dinner around a campfire.

CAPTION: STAR WARS “EXTENDED UNIVERSE.”

SUB-CAPTION: FOREST MOON OF ENDOR.

DEADPOOL: GODDAMMIT, WALT.

THE END.

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DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #3 - (Script)

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Page 1

1.1

The Watcher stands in the corner of a laboratory and workshop. Lex Luthor is hard at work on a suit of armor that is fully formed. It is shadowed.

THE WATCHER: It is done.

LUTHOR: I noticed.

THE WATCHER: Now, you must summon the chosen wearer.

1.2

Luthor turns to Uatu.

LUTHOR: What? I thought I was-

THE WATCHER: You are the architect.

THE WATCHER: However, only SLADE WILSON may wield this armor.

1.3

The Watcher points to an assortment of raw materials scattered on a table.

THE WATCHER: Construct the mask with these.

THE WATCHER: And then, summon him.

LUTHOR: But why?!

1.4

The Watcher.

THE WATCHER: Only Deathstroke can save the universe, from the omniversal cancer known as…

Page 2

2.1

Deadpool jams a taser duct taped to a wooden cane into Aquaman’s chest.

DEADPOOL: DEADPOOL!

DEADPOOL: Funny how you just feel like shouting your own name for dramatic effect, ain’t it?

AQUAMAN: AGH!

2.2

Aquaman slams his trident into the side of Deadpool’s head. Deadpool drops the cane-taser.

SFX: WHUD

DEADPOOL: HERP

AQUAMAN: I know who you are!

2.3

Deadpool’s on one knee, looking up, bleeding from his head. Aquaman has his trident at Deadpool’s throat.

DEADPOOL: Who am I?

AQUAMAN: You killed The Flash. You killed Batman.

DEADPOOL: You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale… if somebody told you I was your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world…

2.4

Deadpool has pulled out Mr. Freeze’s gun and is aiming up.

DEADPOOL: Somebody lied.

2.5

Deadpool fires a shot, but Aquaman just moves to the side.

SFX: CHOOM

DEADPOOL: Aw crap.

2.6

Aquaman tries to stab Deadpool, but Deadpool rolls out of the way.

DEADPOOL: IF YOU WERE FROM ANOTHER UNIVERSE YOU COULD APPRECIATE THAT REFERENCE!

Page 3

3.1

Aquaman pressing his fingers to his ear.

AQUAMAN: Hal, I have him. The Gotham docks.

3.2

Deadpool runs for the dock’s end, freeze gun in hand.

DEADPOOL: Ihavealwayswantedtotrythis!

3.3

Deadpool jumps from the dock, while aiming the gun down and firing.

3.4

Deadpool belly slides on a trail of ice that he fires in front of him, moving pretty fast and far.

DEADPOOL: WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

3.5

Aquaman glares at Deadpool on the ice trail.

DEADPOOL: YOU’LL NEVER CATCH ME!

DEADPOOL: NEVER!

3.6

Aquaman.

DEADPOOL: HAHAHAHAHA!

DEADPOOL: HA… OH!

Page 4

4.1

A giant shark at the end of Deadpool’s ice trail, mouth open.

DEADPOOL: Technically this isn’t you catching me so much as-

4.2

The shark chomps down on the ice where Deadpool was.

4.3

Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Supergirl are standing next to Aquaman.

HAL: Where is he?

AQUAMAN: In the stomach of a shark.

SUPERGIRL: … He got what he deserved.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: I can hear thoughts from the ocean.

4.4

Supergirl looking at Martian Manhunter.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: He’s saying…

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: “Wow, I can’t believe this worked.”

SUPERGIRL: What does that-

4.5

A frozen solid shark, the entire front now a large sharp icicle, leaps from the ocean. Aquaman pushes Supergirl out of the way.

AQUAMAN: LOOK OUT!

Page 5

5.1

The shark crushes Aquaman.

5.2

Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern are horrified at what they see. Deadpool kicks a foot out from the frozen shark, which is parked on Aquaman’s body.

DEADPOOL: Wow, I can’t believe this worked!

5.3

Supergirl’s eyes are glowing red, she’s pissed.

SUPERGIRL: ENOUGH!

5.4

Deadpool is crouched beside the frozen shark, covered in gorey slush. And reaching for a katana on his back.

DEADPOOL: What? I’m just saying.

DEADPOOL: It totally worked.

Page 6

6.1

Supergirl rushes Deadpool, fists at the ready.

6.2

Deadpool slashes Supergirl’s head off with the kryptonite katana.

SFX: SHKGT

DEADPOOL: Snappy quip!

6.3

Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern stand together, facing Deadpool.

DEADPOOL: Antagonizing dialogue!

DEADPOOL: Look, I was just thrown in a shark’s stomach. I’m low on steam.

6.4

Hal’s ring, glowing black.

HAL’S RING: UNIVERSAL CANCER LOCATED. DIRECTLY AHEAD.

HAL’S RING: DESTROY IT.

HAL’S RING: DESTR—GSHZK—OY IT—GHHHZZZ--

HAL: It’s… it’s overloaded!

6.5

Hal holds up his fist. A giant hammer, bent backward, at least 50 feet tall hovers overhead.

HAL: SO THAT’S HOW!

HAL: THAT’S HOW WE HAVEN’T BEATEN YOU YET!

DEADPOOL: Talk about overcompensation.

DEADPOOL: … and I’m back on track!

Page 7

7.1

Deadpool runs past Hal, up the dock, leaving his truck behind. The giant green hammer is coming down toward him.

DEADPOOL: Hey, wasn’t I supposed to fight Wonder Woman?

HAL: THIS IS FOR ALL OF THE HEROES YOU KILLED!

7.2

The giant hammer crashes down on the harbor.

HAL: FOR OA!

HAL: FOR KYLE!

7.3

Hal, glancing toward the area, the construct is gone now.

HAL: There.

HAL: No one could have survived that.

7.4

A bullet goes through Hal’s forehead.

HAL: dht

7.5

Deadpool stands a few feet to the right of the impact crater of the hammer.

DEADPOOL: Yellow bullets, dude!

DEADPOOL: I swear, we should re-title this “Wikipedia kills the DC universe.”

Page 8

8.1

Martian Manhunter runs past Hal.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: ENOUGH!

8.2

Deadpool runs toward Martian Manhunter, toward his truck.

DEADPOOL: Movie reference!

8.3

Deadpool jumps over Martian Manhunter, who looks back as Deadpool does.

DEADPOOL: PRETEND I’M DOING THIS IN SLOW MOTION.

DEADPOOL: IT’S SO COOL.

8.4

Martian Manhunter’s transformed into a green dragon.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING, OR I--

8.5

Deadpool’s standing in front of the back of his truck, which is now open, and he’s holding a bazooka.

DEADPOOL: Can we just take a second to appreciate how I have a t-shirt cannon in my truck?

Page 9

9.1

Martian Manhunter’s dragon form is ripped apart by a fired wad of flaming t-shirts going through his chest.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: GHAAH!

9.2

Deadpool moonwalking to the front of his truck.

DEADPOOL: Fire t-shirts.

DEADPOOL: T-shirts on fire.

DEADPOOL: Exposition joke.

9.3

The truck drives away from the devastated harbor.

DEADPOOL: Now I just have Wonder Woman left.

9.4

Martian Manhunter is weakly calling out.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: Diana… he’s coming…

Page 10

10.1

The sun on a TV monitor. There is a black spot forming in a small section of it. The Watcher is pointing toward it.

THE WATCHER: There.

THE WATCHER: That is what will destroy you.

LUTHOR: Is that… a tumor? A tumor in the sun?

THE WATHCER: The omniversal cancer is aptly named, Luthor.

10.2

Side shot. The Watcher looking at the TV monitors.

SLADE: So, I’m going to save the universe?

THE WATCHER: Possibly even more.

10.3

Deathstroke steps out of the shadows. He’s wearing the DCnU version of his costume, the armor Luthor was building.

DEATHSTROKE: Sounds good for business.

Page 11

11.1

Deadpool and Wonder Woman in a dramatic swordfight in the middle of Metropolis. Deadpool is using one of his kryptonite katanas. The other is sheathed on his back.

SFX: CLANG

DEADPOOL: Hey, so, just wondering, how do you feel about sandwich jokes?

11.2

Wonder Woman slashes Wade across the chest with her sword.

DEADPOOL: GHA

11.3

Deadpool looks up at Wonder Woman.

DEADPOOL: I was just askin... ow...

WONDER WOMAN: Enough.

11.4

Deadpool squinting.

DEADPOOL: You seem hostile. Is it your time of the-

11.5

Wonder Woman punching Deadpool in the jaw.

WONDER WOMAN: HRA!

SFX: SOK

Page 12

12.1

Deadpool on his back, looking up at Wonder Woman standing over him.

DEADPOOL: Oh… I get it.

DEADPOOL: You're trying to seduce me!

12.2

Wonder Woman punches down, off panel. Chunks of debris fly up.

DEADPOOL: RAHK

12.3

Wonder Woman stands on Deapool, her foot on his face.

WONDER WOMAN: Are you finished?

DEADPOOL: Almost there. Really close, actually.

12.4

Wonder Woman’s hand grabbing Deadpool’s neck.

DEADPOOL: URP

12.5

Wonder Woman holding Deadpool up by his neck.

DEADPOOL: Hey Tumblr, pretend I'm Scott Lobdell.

DEADPOOL: SMALL TEXT: Forgive me yet?

DEADPOOL: SMALL TEXT: This really hurts.

WONDER WOMAN: You killed my friends.

12.6

Deadpool jamming a knife into Wonder Woman’s ribcage.

DEADPOOL: I love it when you talk dirty.

SFX: GSHK

Page 13

13.1

Wonder Woman looks down at the knife.

DEADPOOL: Now spit on me and call me Liefeld.

WONDER WOMAN: Do you think this will-

13.2

Wonder Woman lights up like a flare, her bracelets glowing particularly bright, Deadpool is released.

DEADPOOL: Taser-knife.

DEADPOOL: One million volts.

13.3

Wonder Woman falls to the ground, a deformed corpse.

DEADPOOL: The metal bracelets probably didn’t help ya out.

13.4

The TV monitor. The black tumor is growing. The Watcher and Luthor are looking at it. Luthor has an ear-piece to talk with Deathstroke. The other monitors show Deadpool standing over Wonder Woman’s corpse.

THE WATCHER: The more he kills, the worse the damage will be. And the damage is almost terminal. Slade Wilson is our last hope.

THE WATCHER: If Deadpool kills anyone else, your sun will cease to be.

LUTHOR: Slade. Move in.

Page 14

14.1

Close up on Deathstroke holding his sword from the DCnU with two hands, moving fast enough that his background is blurred.

DEATHSTROKE: On it.

14.2

Deadpool’s head flies up in the air, surprised. It’s several feet above his body, flipping in the air straight up.

DEADPOOL: HERP

14.3

Deathstroke stands behind Deadpool, looking toward him.

DEATHSTROKE: Easy.

14.4

Deadpool’s head lands back on the stump of his neck in perfect position. Backwards.

DEADPOOL: AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! A PERFECT 10! THE JUDGES ARE IN TEARS!

DEATHSTROKE: No f**king way.

14.5

Deadpool’s hands on his head, adjusting it to the right way, he’s now turned around facing Deathstroke.

DEADPOOL: Frankly, I'm just as surprised as you are.

DEADPOOL: In case you were wondering.

DEADPOOL: So what's your deal?

Page 15

15.1

Deathstroke stands there, facing Deadpool.

DEATHSTROKE: I’m Deathstroke. I’ve been hired to kill you.

DEATHSTROKE: Before I do… personal question.

15.2

Deadpool.

DEADPOOL: DEATHSTROKE? That’s … wow.

DEADPOOL: I don’t take questions. You’ll have to talk to my probation officer, Miles Morales.

15.3

Deathstroke rushes at Deadpool.

DEATHSTROKE: Okay.

15.4

Deadpool looks at his side in surprise as Deathstroke chops his right arm off.

DEADPOOL: RIGHTY!

15.5

Deathstroke stands to the side of Deadpool. Deadpool is looking at his arm.

DEADPOOL: Not cool!

DEADPOOL: I explore my body with that arm…

DEATHSTROKE: Deadpool. Why?

DEADPOOL: I’m a growing boy.

Page 16

16.1

Deathstroke facing Deadpool.

DEATHSTROKE: No, you idiot.

DEATHSTROKE: Why this? Why come here?

16.2

Deadpool re-attaching his right arm.

DEADPOOL: It all started with my manic pixie dream girl...

DEADPOOL: Who happened to be literally the grim reaper.

DEADPOOL: We were flirting for a couple months, then she went crazy and threw me into an alternate dimension. Apparently made it so I can’t die on accident or on purpose.

16.3

Deathstroke.

DEATHSTROKE: Do you even realize what you’re doing?

DEATHSTROKE: The entire universe is falling apart because of you.

16.4

Deadpool looking at his arm.

DEADPOOL: I know.

DEADPOOL: The voices in my head told me so.

DEADPOOL: They also recommend I watch Cannibal Holocaust.

DEADPOOL: But you know what, Stroke?

16.5

Deadpool, serious and angry.

DEADPOOL: I don’t care about this place. I want to tear it down. Then I can find her again.

DEADPOOL: Then we can be together.

Page 17

17.1

Deadpool unsheathes his kryptonite katana.

DEADPOOL: Look up “Star Wars Music – Duel of the fates” on youtube right now and listen.

DEADPOOL: Seriously. Do it.

17.2

Deathstroke readies his sword.

DEATHSTROKE: Who the hell are you talking to?

17.3

Deadpool runs at Deathstroke.

DEADPOOL: YOUR MOTHER!

Page 18

18.1

Luthor is working on a different project now, welding a bit of metal, wearing black goggles. Uatu is watching the fight.

LUTHOR: Uatu, I’m going to help him.

THE WATCHER: No.

18.2

Luthor keeps working.

LUTHOR: Yes. It’s my home.

LUTHOR: I can’t be expected to help humanity with this in the way.

THE WATCHER: Hm?

LUTHOR: Deadpool killed Superman. He must be stopped.

LUTHOR: Then, I can finally get to work.

18.3

The Watcher.

THE WATCHER: You pathetic fool.

18.4

Luthor turns around.

LUTHOR: What did you just-

Page 19

19.1

The Watcher grabs Luthor by the shoulder. Luthor is in visible agony.

LUTHOR: AAAH

THE WATCHER: You cannot interfere.

19.2

Luthor looks in horror at The Watcher. The Watcher is glowing black.

THE WATCHER: This world must die.

THE WATCHER: The mirror must be the last to die.

19.3

Luthor, in agony.

LUTHOR: WHAT ARE YOU? REALLY?!

19.4

Luthor’s face starts to age rapidly. He’s becoming a skeleton.

THE WATCHER: I am…

19.5

Luthor is now skin and bone, dead on his work bench. The Watcher is glowing black still.

THE WATCHER: Sweet release.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

The Watcher is no longer standing there. Death stands in his place, looking toward the TV monitors.

DEATH: And my darling will put an end to this wretched plane.

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NEXT: DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #4 - FINALE! - (Script)

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DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #2 - (Script)

PREVIOUSLY: DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #1 - (Script)

WORLD'S FINEST - DEAD! - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Green Lantern, (Hal Jordan), flying toward Oa, approaching orbit. There are other Lanterns around him, and they’re flying with urgency.

HAL’S RING: ALL LANTERNS! RETURN TO OA! ALL LANTERNS!

1.2

Close up on Hal’s face as they break through the atmosphere, he’s focused and clearly worried.

1.3

Kyle Rayner wanders into a large assembly hall, a place where The Guardians would be.

KYLE: What’s going on?!

KYLE’S RING: ALL LANTERNS! RETURN!

1.4

Ganthet wanders out of shadow and is bleeding from his eyes and nose and ears. He’s also glowing black, like Wade was back in 616.1.

GANTHET: … doomed…

Page 2

2.1

All of Oa glows black.

2.2

Oa starts to break apart, no longer glowing black, cracks forming all over the planet.

2.3

Hal, flying over the surface of the cracking planet as it falls apart.

HAL’S RING: ABSOLUTE EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED.

2.4

Ganthet is dead, fallen onto his stomach and bleeding out from his head. Kyle is dead, fallen to his back against a wall, tried to make himself stand up, but died leaning. He’s bleeding out of his eyes and mouth and nose and ears like Ganthet was.

KYLE’S RING: UNIVERSAL CANCER DETECTED. UNABLE TO LOCATE.

KYLE’S RING: ASSEMBLY NOW DECLARED IMPOSSIBLE. THE GUARDIANS ARE DEAD.

KYLE’S RING: ENCODED SECONDARY INSTRUCTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS…

Page 3

3.1

Batman leaning against an alley’s wall, talking to a comm link in his ear.

BATMAN: SMALL TEXT: And Hal?

SUPERMAN: SMALL TEXT: A mess. But he'll live. The Guardians had instructions readied in case they died…

BATMAN: SMALL TEXT: Which they did.

SUPERMAN: SMALL TEXT: They said to find the “universal cancer” and destroy it.

SUPERMAN: SMALL TEXT: Bruce… entire planets are falling apart. You were right.

3.2

Deadpool is loading a wooden box (labeled “NOT the ark of the covenant”) into the back of a UHAUL truck that he’s painted a crude Deadpool symbol on either side of. He’s near the warehouse from last issue.

SUPERMAN: SMALL TEXT: This IS something bigger.

DEADPOOL: ♫ Whooo let the dogs out? Who, who who, who? ♫

BATMAN: SMALL TEXT: And I’ve got a lead.

BATMAN: SMALL TEXT: Batman out.

3.3

Deadpool looking up as a street lamp above him shatters.

DEADPOOL: Question mark and exclamation point.

3.4

Deadpool looking toward where Batman was. Deadpool has a pistol drawn.

BATMAN: Slade Wilson.

DEADPOOL: Actually it’s-

BATMAN: You killed Barry Allen.

DEADPOOL: No, I killed Barry Whi--

3.5

Deadpool’s looking up and around.

BATMAN: You’re coming in for questioning and an analysis.

DEADPOOL: Is this menacing? Because I feel like I’m being menaced!

DEADPOOL: YOU WON’T LIKE ME WHEN I’M MENACED!

3.6

Deadpool’s wrist is impaled by a batarang and he drops the gun.

DEADPOOL: AH!

Page 4

4.1

Batman is now crouched in front of Deadpool, his cape all around him since he just dropped down from above.

BATMAN: It’s over, Slade.

DEADPOOL: Ah... ah…

4.2

Close up on Deadpool.

DEADPOOL: Come on, DP, get your groove back.

DEADPOOL: Ah, ah, ah…

4.3

Deadpool’s taken out an uzi and is firing at Batman. Batman’s ducking out of the way.

SFX: BUDDA BUDDA BUDDA

DEADPOOL: ♫ STAYIN ALIVE! STAYIN ALIVE! ♫

DEADPOOL: ♫ AH, AH, AH, AH! ♫

DEADPOOL: ♫ STAYYYIIIN ALLIIIIVE! ♫

4.4

Batman’s crouched in front of the truck, glaring toward the side, where Deadpool is standing and still aiming at the wrong spot.

DEADPOOL: So, ANTAGONIST? Where’d ya go?

BATMAN: You’re not Slade.

4.5

Deadpool’s running away from the truck. Batman’s still crouched in front.

DEADPOOL: AND YOU’RE AWFUL AT HIDE AND SEEK!

Page 5

5.1

Batman’s looking over from the front of the truck.

CAPTION: BATMAN: Coward.

5.2

Batman stands up, batarang in hand, about to throw.

DEADPOOL: HEY, BATS?

DEADPOOL: I GOT A CONFESSION TO MAKE!

5.3

Deadpool with a totally serious glare, pressing a remote detonator.

DEADPOOL: I preferred Katie Holmes to Maggie Gyllenhaal.

SFX: BEET

5.4

The truck violently explodes.

5.5

Deadpool stands over Batman’s body, stabbing a katana into his neck.

DEADPOOL: Well.

DEADPOOL: That was uncharacteristically easy.

5.6

Deadpool looking at the destroyed, burning truck.

DEADPOOL: … Wait a minute.

DEADPOOL: Who the hell is Katie Holmes?

Page 6

6.1

Close up on Hal’s ring.

HAL’S RING: The universal cancer must be destroyed.

HAL: Locate it!

HAL’S RING: Unable to locate.

6.2

Hal’s frustrated. He’s floating over Coast City.

HAL: GAH!

6.3

Hal’s ring.

HAL’S RING: It will not stop.

HAL’S RING: It can not stop.

HAL’S RING: It must be destroyed.

6.4

Superman’s suddenly floating in front of Hal.

SUPERMAN: Hal…

HAL: What?

SUPERMAN: Batman’s missing.

Page 7

7.1

Deadpool has some poor guy jammed up against a brick wall behind a building.

DEADPOOL: Hey, guy!

HOSTAGE: AAH!

7.2

Deadpool staring the guy down.

DEADPOOL: So, hey, listen friend: I’ve got weapons! A lot of them.

DEADPOOL: But I feel as if it isn’t enough, yknow? I mean, the only SUPER related thing I have are those awesome swords. The ones you don’t know about, because we just met.

HOSTAGE: I—Please let me go--

DEADPOOL: Hush, Tommy.

7.3

Shot from the guy’s perspective, so Deadpool is staring at the reader.

DEADPOOL: Something’s happening to me, man.

DEADPOOL: I can see things from this new perspective. I can see it hovering in front of me, dude.

DEADPOOL: A WALL.

DEADPOOL: STARING ME IN THE FACE.

7.4

The guy is freaking out as Deadpool yells in his face.

DEADPOOL: DO YOU SEE IT?!

HOSTAGE: DON’T HURT ME—AAAH!!

7.5

Deadpool, totally calm.

DEADPOOL: Okay.

DEADPOOL: So… where’s the nearest place I can find supervillains? They know how to help a bro out.

7.6

The guy as Deadpool steps back.

HOSTAGE: Arkham As-aslyum! In Gotham! It’s not far fr-from here…

DEADPOOL: Sweet.

7.7

Deadpool walks away from the guy, who is standing dumbstruck at what just happened.

DEADPOOL: And so, I shall forever know you as… HOSTAGEMAN!

DEADPOOL: THANK YOU, GOOD SIR!

FORMER HOSTAGE: I… … I… you’re welcome….

Page 8

8.1

The Joker in his cell at Arkham, wrapped up in a straight jacket.

JOKER: IT’S COMINNGGG!!

JOKER: HAHA!

8.2

Harvey Bullock and Commissioner Gordon looking at Joker through glass. An Arkham psychologist is in front of them, she’s talking to Joker.

DOCTOR XAVIER: What is?

JOKER: THE END!

JOKER: THE END OF THINGS! EVERYTHING!

8.3

Gordon looking skeptical.

GORDON: So he’s just been giggling about this non-stop?

8.4

Doctor Xavier doesn’t look away from Joker.

DOCTOR XAVIER: Yes.

DOCTOR XAVIER: It’s only been happening for an hour.

DOCTOR XAVIER: It wasn’t like this at first. First…

GORDON: What?

DOCTOR XAVIER: First, he was crying.

8.5

The Joker pressing his face against the glass, hysterically sobbing. His arms are free from the straight jacket, and he’s holding a detonator.

JOKER: BECAUSE IT KILLED BATMAN!

JOKER: DO YOU HEAR ME?! I KNOW! I’VE ALWAYS KNOWN THESE THINGS!

JOKER: VISIONS! AWARENESS! MY COMEDY FOR AN AUDIENCE, GET IT?

8.6

Deadpool flicking his Joker bobblehead while sitting in his truck and driving.

JOKER: I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME! BUT IT ISN’T! I’M NOT ALONE ANYMORE!

JOKER: IT’S COMING! TONIGHT!

Page 9

9.1

Deadpool’s walking toward Arkham’s front gate.

DEADPOOL: Hostageman better not have screwed me on this.

9.2

Joker is now in a black tuxedo, standing in the middle of a hallway in Arkham. There are corpses of guards littered around all of Arkham, and any inmate is dead in their cell.

JOKER: Harley.

JOKER: Let him in.

HARLEY: OVER MIC: Yes sir, Mistah J.

9.3

Deadpool walking in through the lobby.

HARLEY: OVER MIC: WELCOME, WELCOME! TO THE LAST NIGHT OF ARKHAM!

DEADPOOL: Hiya!

9.4

A set of double doors open automatically.

HARLEY: OVER MIC: RIGHT THIS WAY!

DEADPOOL: Neat.

Page 10

10.1

Deadpool walking into the hallway to see Joker standing there.

JOKER: I knew you’d come.

DEADPOOL: Uh…huh.

JOKER: I killed everyone. Every last one. No one to report us to the others, nothing. Quiet gas through the vents.

JOKER: Now… I’ve just been standing here, thinking.

DEADPOOL: …

10.2

Joker.

JOKER: Thinking about YOU.

JOKER: You, my brother.

10.3

Deadpool.

DEADPOOL: … Who are you again?

JOKER: I’m you.

JOKER: We’re the same.

JOKER: We both see through the curtain.

10.4

Side shot. Deadpool standing across from Joker.

DEADPOOL: I picture it more like a TV screen.

JOKER: That shows the difference between us. But we’re still the same.

JOKER: I don’t need to even know your name. I can tell. This is the end. YOU are the end.

JOKER: You killed Batman.

JOKER: It’s the end of the world.

10.5

Deadpool shooting Joker in the face.

SFX: BLAM

DEADPOOL: Thanks!

DEADPOOL: I’m just looking for the contraband closet.

10.6

Deadpool walks away from a bleeding, smiling Joker.

HARLEY: OVER MIC: I’ll see you soon, Mistah J… just like you said.

SFX: BLAM

DEADPOOL: Weirdos.

Page 11

11.1

Deadpool walking down a hallway.

DEADPOOL: Now, where oh where would I keep a bunch of supervillain junk… if I ran my own asylum…

DEADPOOL: That’s an idea. I should get an asylum.

11.2

Deadpool stopped in front of a door that reads “CONTRABAND.”

DEADPOOL: Bingo!

11.3

The Batcave. Robin walks toward Alfred, who’s sitting at the bat-computer.

ALFRED: Any luck, Master Damian?

ROBIN: None.

ROBIN: My father… he’s just…

11.4

Damian’s eyes go wide as a bullet comes out of the front of his head.

DEADPOOL: BULLSEYE!

11.5

Alfred is standing from the computer and looking at Deadpool. Deadpool is now standing over Damian’s body, holding a gun and pointing it at Alfred.

ALFRED: MASTER DAMIAN! YOU- HOW DID YOU-

DEADPOOL: Kid was sad. Wasn’t paying attention, so I followed him home.

ALFRED: For—for the love of God…

DEADPOOL: Hey, I needed this! Do you have ANY idea how exhausting it was to unload Arkham’s supervillain armory? A good kill-shot was just what the doctor ordered!

11.6

Deadpool aiming the gun up directly at the reader.

DEADPOOL: Speaking of which.

ALFRED: NO-

11.7

White panel.

SFX: BLAM

Page 12

12.1

Deadpool sitting in his truck, which is parked outside of Wayne manor.

DEADPOOL: So.

DEADPOOL: That’s all of Batman.

DEADPOOL: Now, please, stop talking to me.

12.2

Deadpool is frustrated, ramming his head up against the steering wheel.

DEADPOOL: Stop. Just stop.

12.3

Deadpool looking straight up.

DEADPOOL: … there’s a trinity?

DEADPOOL: So… Superman, Wonder Woman…

DEADPOOL: And I can do it?

12.4

Deadpool turning the keys to the ignition.

DEADPOOL: Then there’s hope.

Page 13

13.1

Lois Lane looks up from typing something. It’s morning now.

JIMMY: LOIS! LOIS, WE GOT SOMETHING!

13.2

Lois looking skeptical toward Jimmy.

JIMMY: It’s huge!

LOIS: Jimmy, cops found Batman dead just an hour ago. Stuffed in a sewer pipe.

LOIS: What could POSSIBLY be bigger than that?

13.3

Deadpool is standing on a street in metropolis. He’s got an uzi and he’s firing it into the air. He has his twin swords tied to his back, and he’s armed with a lot of other guns.

SFX: BUDDA BUDDA BUDDA

DEADPOOL: ATTENTION CITIZENS!

DEADPOOL: FLEE! SCREAM! PANIC!

13.4

Lois is standing inside the Planet, looking down and out of the window with Jimmy at her side.

DEADPOOL: TODAY IS DOOMSDAY!

DEADPOOL: PUN INTENDED!

DEADPOOL: ...

DEADPOOL: Pun intended?

13.5

Deadpool looking over toward the Daily Planet.

DEADPOOL: Oh, I… ha, how embarrassing.

DEADPOOL: I timed that wrong. Give it a second.

13.6

Lois’s head is turned toward a bright light.

CAPTION: SUPERMAN: On any other day…

Page 14

14.1

The Daily Planet’s globe explodes, and several explosions follow in the structure of the building itself, all the way down to the ground floor.

CAPTION: SUPERMAN: I could have stopped this.

DEADPOOL: There it is.

14.2

Deadpool is suddenly flying up, a blue blur is around him.

DEADPOOL: HERP

CAPTION: SUPERMAN: I… couldn’t make it in time.

14.3

Deadpool is thrown down, he’s passing the Daily Planet as it starts to collapse in on itself.

CAPTION: SUPERMAN: WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!

DEADPOOL: DERP

14.4

Deadpool is in a very large crater in the street. There is an ash cloud settling around him as the Daily Planet is still collapsing.

14.5

Through the ash, a set of red, glowing eyes form, on the edge of the crater.

DEADPOOL: Funny, this is the second crater I’ve made this week.

SUPERMAN: YOU.

Page 15

15.1

Superman holding Deadpool up by his collar.

SUPERMAN: EVERYONE’S DEAD.

SUPERMAN: YOU KILLED EVERYONE I WORK WITH. YOU KILLED LOIS!!!

DEADPOOL: But that's the idea.

15.2

Superman throws Deadpool to the ground.

SUPERMAN: RRAAGHH!!

15.3

Superman is holding his head in his hands.

SUPERMAN: IT HURTS!

DEADPOOL: Ahh… you can see it?

SUPERMAN: THIS IS WRONG! THIS SHOULDN’T … BE!

DEADPOOL: Yup. You can.

15.4

Deadpool is standing in front of Superman, one of his katanas drawn. Superman’s starting to glow black.

DEADPOOL: They’re watching. They want me to be funny. They want you to die.

DEADPOOL: Everything is wrong. So…uncharacteristic.

DEADPOOL: “Out of Character”! Whiners! They never shut up!

15.5

Deadpool stabs Superman in the shoulder. The katana’s paint is chipping, green is showing.

SUPERMAN: AGH!

DEADPOOL: “SUPERMAN CAN’T LOSE AGAINST DEADPOOL! THIS IS PLOT INDUCED STUPIDITY! PIS!”

Page 16

16.1

Deadpool takes out his other katana.

DEADPOOL: You’re supposed to beat me to a pulp.

16.2

Deadpool slashes Superman across the chest.

DEADPOOL: You’re supposed to be faster than a speeding bullet…

SUPERMAN: Ghah!

16.3

Deadpool ripping out the other katana that was still stabbing Superman.

DEADPOOL: More powerful than a locomotive…

SUPERMAN: ARRGH!

16.4

Deadpool kicks Superman in the jaw.

SUPERMAN: Hrah!

DEADPOOL: Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and stuff!

16.5

Superman is on his side, bleeding, still glowing black. Deadpool has his katanas raised.

SUPERMAN: Why… why can’t I…

DEADPOOL: I know it hurts to think it.

DEADPOOL: That’s why I like the funny. Takes my mind off things.

DEADPOOL: Keeps ‘em happy, so they don’t wanna kill me off.

DEADPOOL: Just remember one thing.

Page 17

17.1

Deadpool slashes down with his katanas.

DEADPOOL: I AM THE DANGER!

SFX: GSHKT

17.2

Deadpool stands triumphant over Superman’s beheaded corpse, the ash cloud of the Daily Planet settling.

DEADPOOL: I am… the one who knocks.

17.3

Deadpool stands awkwardly over Superman’s beheaded corpse.

DEADPOOL: ….

DEADPOOL: Welp.

17.4

Deadpool runs away from Superman’s beheaded corpse.

Page 18

18.1

Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, and Supergirl fly down toward Superman’s body.

SUPERGIRL: OH MY GOD!

GREEN LANTERN: NO!

18.2

Deadpool driving down a highway in his truck.

DEADPOOL: Well… now what?

18.3

Deadpool staring at his Joker bobblehead.

DEADPOOL: …

DEADPOOL: The ocean? Oh.

DEADPOOL: OHHH! I get it.

DEADPOOL: Yeah, no, I can do that.

18.4

Close up on a TV, we can’t see anything else but the TV. It shows several body bags in the street, being loaded up into ambulances.

TV: The Teen Titans… have died.

TV: They reportedly tried to warn civilians of the end of the world before collapsing.

TV: The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Page 19

19.1

Lex Luthor is watching several TV monitors in his office at Lexcorp. There are at least 10 of them.

TV 1: Urban vigilante NIGHTWING fell to his death just last night, and was discovered by a team of--

TV 2: Solar flares are increasing at a dramatic rate-

19.2

Luthor is horrified at what he’s seeing as he watches the monitors. The Watcher is standing behind him.

TV 8: Numerous sinkholes form in small American-

TV 5: Scientists and amateur stargazers notice a disturbing lack of stars in the night sky--

LUTHOR: What the hell is happening?

19.3

The Watcher talking to Lex. Lex has turned to see Uatu.

THE WATCHER: Lex Luthor…

LUTHOR: Who are you?

THE WATCHER: I am UATU, THE WATCHER.

THE WATCHER: I must break my vow, once again. For this sordid tale requires it of me.

THE WATCHER: You must listen, and follow my instructions very carefully, if you wish to save the world… a feat that Superman could not accomplish.

19.4

Luthor.

LUTHOR: I’m listening.

19.5

Deadpool’s truck is on a dock, backing up. He’s cupping his mouth and yelling as loud as possible out of the driver’s side window.

DEADPOOL: OCEAN!

DEADPOOL: DO YOU HEAR ME, OCEAN?!

19.6

Close up on Deadpool yelling at the ocean.

DEADPOOL: I AM ABOUT TO DUMP MY LOAD INSIDE YOU!

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

Aquaman rises out of the ocean next to the dock, holding his trident. He is pissed.

AQUAMAN: What do you think you’re doing?

DEADPOOL: Making jokes about seamen.

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NEXT: DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #3 - (Script)

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DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #1 - (Script)

THE FLASH - DEAD! - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Pandora overseeing The Flash running through a vortex of universes merging (from FLASHPOINT).

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: A catastrophic disturbance in the cosmos was corrected in this parallel sect of the omniverse.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: Several universes were merged.

1.2

An Earth very much like New Earth, cosmic view.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: But one universe remained.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: Somehow untouched by the colossal EVENT.

1.3

The sky above a deserted area, a forest around a lone concrete road. There is a sign on one side of the road that we can’t make out, it’s just out of panel. The sky is stormy.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: However… the omniverse operates on a balanced system.

1.4

A body falling from the sky. It’s on fire.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: A system that allows entities such as GALACTUS to exist.

CAPTION: THE WATCHER: This universe was not meant to be.

1.5

A burning crater next to the road on the side opposite the sign. THE WATCHER stands behind the crater, looking down into it.

THE WATCHER: I am UATU, THE WATCHER.

THE WATCHER: My duty has forced me to take this journey, and for that I must witness a terrible miracle. But I will show you, too.

THE WATCHER: So that you may appreciate what good fortune you have to be alive.

THE WATCHER: Together…

1.6

Wade’s mutilated hand raised, as if reaching for the sky, with the inside of the crater as a backdrop.

THE WATCHER: We will witness the miracle of DEATH.

Page 2

2.1

DEATH herself standing in front of a horribly mutilated Wade Wilson, who’s strapped to an operating table in a place half laboratory and half butcher shop.

CAPTION: UNIVERSE #616.1 – KILLBREW’S WORKSHOP.

SUB-CAPTION: ONE HOUR AGO.

DEATH: I…

CAPTION: WADE: death? babe?

DEATH: Darling. You can’t talk. But it doesn’t matter. I can still hear you.

CAPTION: WADE: yeah, i know. what is it?

DEATH: The last few months have been… I’ve never felt this way.

CAPTION: WADE: …

DEATH: You make me feel…

CAPTION: WADE: alive?

2.2

Death stands next to Wade, her hand on his head. Her head is lowered. She’s almost in mourning.

DEATH: Yes… alive.

DEATH: And I can’t…. you…

CAPTION: WADE: … what is this… i’m so close… are you…

DEATH: I can’t feel alive.

DEATH: I am not allowed, darling.

2.3

Wade’s bloodshot, pus-encrusted eyes.

CAPTION: WADE: but i’m sooo close

CAPTION: WADE: the heart monitor will stop so soon

CAPTION: WADE: so soon, please. we can work this out.

2.4

Death raises her scythe. The blade is glowing black.

DEATH: I’m sorry.

DEATH: You cannot be allowed to die. You will haunt me.

DEATH: But I can’t stand to see you live like this.

CAPTION: WADE: but-

DEATH: Wade. Dear. It’s over. I’m kicking you out.

CAPTION: WADE: please--

DEATH: No. I’m sorry.

2.5

Death is shoving a costume into Wade’s lap.

DEATH: Take this. Remember? It’s the uniform Killbrew made for you.

CAPTION: WADE: when i was the death pool’s team mascot…i remember…but… please…

DEATH: Live a long, demented life, my ugly little pincushion.

CAPTION: WADE: …i loved you.

2.6

Death slashes Wade with the black scythe. Wade’s entire body is glowing black.

DEATH: I know.

Page 3

3.1

Back shot of Wade’s mutilated back. The top of the suit is sliding down over it as he puts it on.

THE WATCHER: In 616, Wade Wilson’s healing factor activated just before his destined date with the reaper.

3.2

The Watcher looking down at the crater.

THE WATCHER: In 616.1, Death activated Wade Wilson’s healing factor herself by casting him into the void.

3.3

Wade’s gloved hands reach for the muddied Deadpool mask. It is now raining.

THE WATCHER: She viewed this as an act of love, and mercy.

3.4

An angry DEADPOOL stands at the crater’s edge, looking toward the road sign we saw, but were never able to make out before.

It reads KEYSTONE CITY – 40 MILES.

THE WATCHER: She could not have been more wrong.

Page 4

4.1

A cop in the driver’s seat of his car with a hot cup of coffee in his hand, he’s sipping it while he drives. It’s bright outside, no longer raining.

RADIO: THE FLASH has once again defeated CAPTAIN COLD!

4.2

Back shot of Deadpool’s ankles as he stands on the road. The cop car is approaching.

RADIO: The heroic bout took place outside of a Starbucks Coffee not 15 minutes ago!

DEADPOOL: She loves me.

4.3

Back shot of Deadpool, he has his arm out with a hitchhiker’s thumb up. The cop car is a good 45 feet away from him, and starting to slow down.

DEADPOOL: She loves me not.

4.4

Deadpool stands to the side of the now pulled over cop car, his stance hasn’t changed. The cop is out of his door, which is left open, and standing on his side of the car.

COP: Hey, buddy, you alright?

DEADPOOL: She loves me.

COP: What? You sound…

DEADPOOL: She loves me not.

COP: Drunk.

DEADPOOL: She loves me.

COP: SMALL TEXT: Is that… smoke?

4.5

The cop is approaching Deadpool with caution, he’s at arms-length with him.

COP: Hey. Hey, guy, I’m gonna need you to cooperate with me here.

DEADPOOL: She loves me not.

COP: I’m sure she can make up her own mind, pal, now, just--

4.6

Deadpool’s hitchhiker thumb jammed into the cop’s right eye, it’s jammed in deep enough that Deadpool’s entire thumb isn’t visible, blood and white fluid erupt and flow down his cheek.

COP: GGAUGH

DEADPOOL: She loves me.

RADIO: As someone who’s just moved to this great city, I still can’t express my wonder enough, so I’m sorry if I gush! Here’s our requested single on the hour!

Page 5

5.1

Shot from the inside of the driver’s seat. Deadpool is looking toward the driver’s seat.

RADIO: ♫ Strangers in the night, exchanging glances! Wandering in the night, what were the chances… ♫

DEADPOOL: That crazy broad loved me.

5.2

Deadpool inside the cop car, driving over the dead cop’s body.

RADIO: ♫ We’d be sharing love before the night was through? ♫

DEADPOOL: She loved me so much she gave me a stress ball.

5.3

Shot of the road. Deadpool driving down the road in his new car.

RADIO: ♫ Something in your eyes… ♫

DEADPOOL: A whole world just for me… oh, baby honey pie dollface baby, I won’t let your gift go to waste.

RADIO: ♫ Was so inviting! ♫

5.4

Deadpool inside the car.

RADIO: ♫ Something in my heart told me I must have you! ♫

DEADPOOL: BECAUSE I AM GONNA SHOOT!

DEADPOOL: SO!

DEADPOOL: MANY!

DEADPOOL: PEOPLE!

5.5

Back shot of the car practically flying down the road.

DEADPOOL: MUWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAA!!!

Page 6

6.1

Deadpool walks out of a paint store. There is a bloody smear on the glass door of the shop. Deadpool himself is carrying two buckets of paint.

DEADPOOL: The Deadpool finds itself in a hostile new environment, and it must scavenge for necessary materials.

DEADPOOL: For you see, dear viewer, the Deadpool is a creature of habit. Of conformity.

6.2

Deadpool heaving the entire bucket’s supply of red paint onto the front of the cop car.

DEADPOOL: Conformity to non-conformity. A creature committed to doing one thing and one thing only.

DEADPOOL: Acting really, really stupid.

6.3

Deadpool dipping his hand into the black paint bucket.

DEADPOOL: However, sometimes, just once in a blue moon, the Deadpool will start to do things methodically. With precision.

6.4

The dead shopkeeper is jammed face first into a bucket of paint inside of the store. Deadpool is placing the now empty paint buckets on the counter.

DEADPOOL: There’s always a reason for what the Deadpool does when it gets into this mood.

Page 7

7.1

Deadpool drives his newly painted DEADPOOL-MOBILE down a busy street. It’s the exact same cop car with an horribly painted rendition of Deadpool’s logo all over the front of the car. The windshield wipers have barely managed to wipe away the paint.

DEADPOOL: See? Nature documentaries don’t always have to be violent animal sex!

DEADPOOL: Sometimes they can be about fast cars! VROOM!

SFX: VROOM

DEADPOOL: Ah, she purrs so nice.

7.2

Deadpool with a serious look inside of the Deadpool-Mobile.

DEADPOOL: … Still, I… feel empty inside.

DEADPOOL: Could it be that assembling a car that Billy Mays himself would envy cannot replace the woman of my dreams?

7.3

Deadpool looking up at the ceiling, with a sudden look of depression.

DEADPOOL: My sweet, anorexic cosmic entity…

7.4

Deadpool’s grabbed by a red, blurry hand around his neck from the outside of his driver’s side window.

DEADPOOL: HERP

7.5

Deadpool is shoved toward the passenger’s seat by the red blurry figure.

DEADPOOL: DERP

Page 8

8.1

Deadpool’s head slammed against the dashboard of the car as the car comes to a stop.

DEADPOOL: Whoa… pretty colors…

FLASH: HEY!

8.2

THE FLASH sitting in the driver’s seat, yelling at Deadpool.

FLASH: ARE YOU NUTS!?

DEADPOOL: Are you my papa?

DEADPOOL: Papa, don’t leave me.

8.3

Flash is confused.

FLASH: … what?

8.4

Deadpool kicks Flash out of the car.

DEADPOOL: PAPA, FOR GOD’S SAKE!

8.5

Flash is on the ground on his butt, looking over at Deadpool, who’s stepping out of the car and shaking as if drunk.

DEADPOOL: PAPA, THE GUN IS NOT A PACIFIER!

FLASH: How did you—I couldn’t-

8.6

Side shot. Deadpool aiming the cop’s pistol at Flash’s head.

DEADPOOL: “Wade, for God’s sake… the electrical socket is not your girlfriend. Stop sticking your fingers in it.”

DEADPOOL: Man, papa, you sucked.

DEADPOOL: But that one will always stick with me.

Page 9

9.1

Flash is running toward Deadpool. Things are moving in slow motion right now.

9.2

Black panel with red blood splatter.

SFX: BLAM

9.3

Deadpool stands in front of The Flash. The Flash’s head is bleeding out into the street.

DEADPOOL: …. Oh… my… God….

9.4

Deadpool looks around, panicked, his hands to his face (gun still in hand).

DEADPOOL: SOMEBODY CALL 911!!!

9.5

The Deadpool-Mobile speeds away from The Flash’s corpse, tires screeching. A crowd of people starts to gather, panicking and in sad hysterics.

Page 10

10.1

Deadpool is panicking while driving, grabbing his face and shaking, in general hysterics.

DEADPOOL: OKAY OKAY OKAY OKAY OKAY

DEADPOOL: NO NOT OKAY NOT OKAY NOT OKAY

DEADPOOL: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST DO!?!?!?

DEADPOOL: WHO WAS THAT!?!

10.2

Close up on the Deadpool-Mobile’s radio.

RADIO: THE FLASH HAS BEEN SHOT! I REPEAT, THE FLASH HAS BEEN SHOT!

RADIO: SNFF. THE MONSTER RESPONSIBLE FLED IN A REPAINTED POLICE CAR, IF YOU SEE HIM, CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES… OH, THIS IS AWFUL!

10.3

Deadpool grabbing his heart, his eyes wide, even more freaked out. And it’s hilarious to watch.

DEADPOOL: I THINK I KILLED THEIR GOD!!!!!!

10.4

The Deadpool-Mobile swerves into a large alley.

DEADPOOL: GOTTAGETOUTGOTTAGETOUT

Page 11

11.1

Deadpool is sitting on the edge of a bed in an apartment that is clearly not his. Next to him is a man who is hogtied on the bed and turned toward the TV so that he can watch with him. He has duct tape over his mouth.

CAPTION: SEVERAL HOURS LATER

DEADPOOL: Okay… okay, Steve, so… that was a superhero type. A big’un.

DEADPOOL: Oh, boy, Steve.

DEADPOOL: What the f**k did I get myself into?

11.2

Deadpool looking down at Steve.

DEADPOOL: It’s not my fault, Steve. I was having a FLASHBACK. That, and I had just not-died a few hours earlier.

DEADPOOL: Hell, I didn’t even know what I was doing till five minutes ago! I was on autopilot from SHOCK!

DEADPOOL: You think they’ll take that into consideration, or just flat out murder me?

11.3

Steve is shaking and sweating and looking at Deapool.

STEVE: …

CAPTION: HIS NAME ISN’T ACTUALLY STEVE.

11.4

Deadpool patting Steve on the head.

DEADPOOL: Shhh, my pet.

DEADPOOL: Daddy has an idea.

11.5

Deadpool standing, making a grand declaration.

DEADPOOL: I REFUSE TO BE HUNTED DOWN AGAIN!

DEADPOOL: I, WADE WILSON, AKA DEADPOOL, AKA ITTYBITTYTITTYTITTY@YAHOO.COM, WILL KILL ALL THE SUPERHEROES!

11.6

Deadpool looking down at Steve modestly after his big speech.

DEADPOOL: So they can’t catch me, you see.

Page 12

12.1

Deadpool waltzing out of Steve’s apartment door.

DEADPOOL: I feel better.

12.2

Deadpool walking down the hall from Steve’s door.

12.3

An explosion rips out of Steve’s apartment, fire bursting from the door.

SFX: FVRROOOM

12.4

Deadpool driving away in a new car. Steve’s car. There’s a huge plume of smoke coming from Steve’s apartment complex. It’s night out.

DEADPOOL: Oh, Steve.

DEADPOOL: May angels sing thee to thy rest.

Page 13

13.1

Batman and Superman are standing on a skyscraper’s roof, overlooking Keystone city.

SUPERMAN: What are we going to do about this?

BATMAN: This could be the start of something bigger.

13.2

Batman looks toward Superman.

BATMAN: You should prepare the rest of the team.

BATMAN: Raise morale, get them ready.

13.3

Superman looking toward Batman.

SUPERMAN: And you?

13.4

Batman’s eyes. The batglare.

BATMAN: I’m going to find the murderer.

13.5

Superman looks concerned.

SUPERMAN: Are you sure? I could just--

BATMAN: I’ll find the killer.

13.6

Shot of both of them on the roof.

BATMAN: Whoever did this is probably a master of weapons technology, stealth-ops, and has vast resources and knowledge.

BATMAN: Sounds like my territory.

Page 14

14.1

The Deadpool-Mobile parked on top of an old lady in front of a seedy neighborhood. He’s looking toward the window.

DEADPOOL: It’s been a while since I used an old lady as a parking spot.

DEADPOOL: Ah, I’m sure I can find a loveable rapscallion to give me an arsenal in THIS neighborhood, what-what.

14.2

Deadpool looking down at his lap.

DEADPOOL: Strange.

DEADPOOL: I appear to have spontaneously soiled myself.

14.3

Deadpool cocking his head back.

DEADPOOL: Forrrreeeshaddowwwiinnnggggg!

14.4

Deadpool walking into an alley.

DEADPOOL: Oh hello hello hello?

DEADPOOL: Children? Gangbangers? Scummy scumbags?

Page 15

15.1

A thug with a gun pointed at Deadpool’s head pops out from the side.

THUG: Yeah.

THUG: What?

15.2

Deadpool turns to look at him.

DEADPOOL: Hiya.

DEADPOOL: I’m Deadpool.

DEADPOOL: I’m not sure why I named myself Deadpool, it just sounded cool.

DEADPOOL: I need guns. Swords. Grenades.

DEADPOOL: Y’know, 90's stuff!

15.3

The thug staring at Deadpool. He hasn’t moved his gun yet.

THUG: Y'know how crazy you sound?

DEADPOOL: Y'know how thugalicious you sound?

THUG: …

DEADPOOL: Awkward silence.

THUG: Follow me.

DEADPOOL: YAY!

15.4

Deadpool following the thug through a dark part of the alley.

DEADPOOL: So, what’s your name?

THUG: Lester.

DEADPOOL: Neat. I’m Deadpool.

THUG: I know.

Page 16

16.1

Deadpool staring at a huge room full of weapons. Lester is behind him, hanging up his gun.

DEADPOOL: Holy balls.

LESTER: Lucky for you. We intercepted this shipment for a mister Wilson.

16.2

Deadpool looking at Lester.

DEADPOOL: Wait… Wilson?

LESTER: Yeah.

DEADPOOL: Weird.

16.3

Deadpool walking toward the display of swords.

DEADPOOL: Note to self: plot point.

Page 17

17.1

Deadpool holding a set of twin katanas.

DEADPOOL: Ah…

DEADPOOL: I’m in love again.

17.2

Deadpool looking toward Lester.

DEADPOOL: Hey, so I spent a good five minutes on Wikipedia, and I realized… I’m gonna need some kryptonite.

DEADPOOL: Any in here?

LESTER: You kidding? Those swords ARE Kryptonite.

17.3

Deadpool looking at the swords.

DEADPOOL: Whoa…

LESTER: Yeah. They’ve been painted over. That’ll chip eventually.

LESTER: But better than annoying glowing swords.

17.4

Deadpool has the swords on his back in holsters now. He’s looking around, toward Lester.

LESTER: So, what’ll you have?

Page 18

18.1 Splash Page

Deadpool proudly doing a hands-at-the-hips Superman pose.

DEADPOOL: ALL OF IT!

Page 19

19.1

Deadpool skewering Lester through the chest with a katana.

DEADPOOL: For free, por favor.

LESTER: GHK

19.2

Deadpool walking past Lester, taking the sword with him as he goes.

DEADPOOL: Sigh.

DEADPOOL: Now I need a truck.

19.3

Lester’s fallen to his knees, holding his gut.

LESTER: someone…

LESTER: someone… help….

19.4

Lester’s fallen over, splattering in his own blood puddle.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

The Watcher stands over Lester’s body.

THE WATCHER: And the worst is yet to come.

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NEXT: DEADPOOL KILLS THE DC UNIVERSE #2 - (SCRIPT)

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VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #4 - FINALE - (Script)

PREVIOUSLY: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #3 - (Script)

"Ghost Rider V Khonshu" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

Ketch as the Ghost Rider, standing on a mooncopter, holding it with chains, as if he was driving a horse-drawn carriage. The mooncopter is “tricked out” in the style of hell-possessed Ghost Rider vehicles. They’re hovering over the same building that another mooncopter is parked on top of, the one Khonshu and Marc were in.

CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: I can feel you, Marlene.

CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: I know your pain.

CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: It’s like mine.

1.2

Ghost Rider Marlene looking at herself.

CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Use it, Marlene.

CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: TEACH THEM THE BURNING AGONY OF THEIR SIN!

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: Kkk…

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: Yy…yesss…ssss….sssiiinnnnn…..

1.3

Khonshu approaches Marlene Ghost Rider.

KHONSHU: Sharing what remains of the spirit will only weaken you!

KHONSHU: YOU IDIOTS!

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: Nnnno.

1.4

Ghost Rider Marlene holding out her open palms.

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: OUR PAIN

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: MAKES US STRONG

1.5

Chains lash out from Marlene’s palms.

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: YOUR SIN

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: FUELS OUR PAIN

1.6

Ghost Rider on top of the mooncopter, it’s diving down toward the building.

GHOST RIDER: THAT’S THE WAY!

Page 2

2.1

Khonshu is impaled with chains. The wounds are actually bleeding.

KHONSHU: This

KHONSHU: It…

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: HURTS?

2.2

Marlene Ghost Rider, screaming.

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: GOOD!

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: YOU’VE ONLY BEGUN TO HURT!

2.3

Shot of the skyscraper from outside. The top is exploding.

2.4

Khonshu’s eyes. Half open, as if awakening.

KHONSHU: no…

KHONSHU: This cannot…

Page 3

3.1

Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider Marlene stand among the wreckage of the building’s top floors. The building has settled here, the sky is wide and open above the smoke. Khonshu is on his talons and knees, looking up.

KHONSHU: You two… hurt me…

KHONSHU: I

KHONSHU: Blood?

KHONSHU: I AM OMEGA-GOD!

KHONSHU: HOW?!

3.2

Ghost Rider with his head cocked to the side, he’s mocking Khonshu.

GHOST RIDER: Forget the rules to your own game?

GHOST RIDER: You’ve never actually fought.

3.3

Khonshu in a shocking moment of clarity.

GHOST RIDER: You only ever used those around you.

GHOST RIDER: You never killed any gods.

GHOST RIDER: On your own, you’re worthless. Your powers are so focused in manipulatin’ that you have no idea how to use ‘em in a fight.

3.4

Khonshu holds his talon out.

KHONSHU: I can LEARN!

Page 4

4.1

Both Ghost Riders are thrown back, out of the building.

4.2

Chains lash out, toward the side of the building.

4.3

Khonshu hovers above the wrecked part of the building.

KHONSHU: It’s true. I never practiced my skills for fighting.

KHONSHU: But it doesn’t matter.

KHONSHU: I’ve called the remaining mercenaries, the remaining children.

4.4

Both Ghost Riders hanging on to the side of the building with the chains, standing up on the side using their weight to keep themselves up.

KHONSHU: For now, I will use MYSELF as the pawn in the game of Omega-God.

KHONSHU: I will take your power and end you myself.

KHONSHU: Though… I had planned to torture the three of you together by Marc’s hand.

4.5

Marlene Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider are surrounded by fire.

GHOST RIDER: You really need…

Page 5

5.1 Splash Page

Both Ghost Riders are in a car made from hellfire and metal from the broken parts of the building that’s assembled around them, rushing toward Khonshu, running up the building.

GHOST RIDER: TO SHUT UP!!!

Page 6

6.1

Flashback. Rob, Frenchie’s boyfriend, answering the door to his apartment. Moon Knight (Marc) stands there, angry, eyes glowing red.

CAPTION: MARLENE: My life is burning.

CAPTION: MARLENE: My hair is plasma.

MOON KNIGHT: I’ve come for my woman.

6.2

Moon Knight walking in, casually shoving Rob’s head through the wall, a bloody, gorey mess shows with the impact.

CAPTION: MARLENE: My eyes are white-hot-diamond. My skin is…

MOON KNIGHT: My crescent jewel.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Gone. Just gone.

CAPTION: MARLENE: All I feel is burning.

6.3

Marlene looks up from bed, she was just sleeping.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The burning doesn’t compare to the FIRE.

MOON KNIGHT: I MUST PROTECT HER!

6.4

Marlene screams as Jean Paul (Frenchie) is tossed through her bedroom door, broken and bleeding.

MOON KNIGHT: KEEP HER CLOSE!

CAPTION: MARLENE: The HATE.

6.5

Khonshu stands behind Moon Knight as he walks toward Marlene.

MOON KNIGHT: There, there.

MOON KNIGHT: No one will ever hurt you again.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The DESPAIR.

6.6

Moon Knight grabbing Marlene by the throat, a crescent dart in his other hand.

MOON KNIGHT: Except me.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The FEAR.

Page 7

7.1

Khonshu is hit in the midsection by the front of the hellfire-car. Marlene Ghost Rider is leaning out, firing chains at Khonshu’s head.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: DIE!

7.2

Close up on Khonshu’s talons. He’s gripping the hellfire-car’s burning, metal grill.

KHONSHU: HRRR

7.3

Khonshu tosses the car down at the building.

KHONSHU: RRAAA!!

7.4

Another explosion rocks the top of the skyscraper.

Page 8

8.1

Overhead shot of the entrance to the underground middle-American training camp. It’s a ramp that comes out of the ground. A team of MK Mercs are leading several “children of Omega-God” Moon Knights to a swarm of mooncopters.

CAPTION: MIDDLE-AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP

SUB-CAPTION: FUTURE “SECOND SON OF THE TRINITY” MEMORIAL TRAINING CAMP

MK MERC 1: HURRY!

8.2

Close up on the Moon Knights and a few MK Mercs boarding into mooncopters.

MOON KNIGHT 1: Father needs us!

MOON KNIGHT 2: Omega-God-Father!

MOON KNIGHT 3: Praise Khonshu!

MK MERC 1: Get in! Get in!

MK MERC 2: Omega-God Khonshu needs us!

MK MERC 3: WE WILL ASCEND

MK MERC 4: WE WILL ASCEND

8.3

Close up on two MK Mercs talking. They stand at a crossroads. One stands in front of the fleet of mooncopters, the other stands in front of the facility’s entrance.

MK MERC COPTER: You must watch the children.

MK MERC FACILITY: It is as Omega wishes.

8.4

The MK Merc in front of the copters runs off to join the others.

8.5

Back shot of the MK Merc for the facility. He’s running toward the entrance.

Page 9

9.1

Khonshu stands among flaming wreckage. His semi-human form is no longer hidden by a cloak of shadow. He stands there in royal Egyptian robes that cover his lower half, the rest of his shadows burning off. His body is a mix of a bird and a man, the feathers are puffed up and made of blades, the muscle super-human in tone, for obvious reasons. His eyes burn red.

KHONSHU: Enough games.

KHONSHU: I will fight now.

9.2

Ketch Ghost Rider looks up, a large piece of metal on top of him.

GHOST RIDER: Hide it behind the muscle, but

GHOST RIDER: You’re a pansy-ass bird-man

9.3

Khonshu, enraged.

GHOST RIDER: Who never learned to fight for himself

9.4

Khonshu runs toward Ketch, screaming and angry.

KHONSHU: HRRAAAAAAA

9.5

A chain lashes out from underneath wreckage.

9.6

Side shot. Khonshu’s mid-section is impaled by the chain.

KHONSHU: KKKGHH

Page 10

10.1

Marlene Ghost Rider risen from wreckage, the chain in her grip.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: You… ruined… my life…

10.2

Khonshu looking down at his wound.

KHONSHU: I… yes.

KHONSHU: Yes I did.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: … why?

KHONSHU: Look at you.

10.3

Side shot. Khonshu’s looking at Marlene now.

KHONSHU: Look at what you’ve become.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: What…

KHONSHU: A mistress of vengeance…

KHONSHU: A goddess of hate…

10.4

Ketch Ghost Rider looks over toward Marlene Ghost Rider from the wreckage.

KHONSHU: I’ve put you through emotional torment… and Marc through physical torment… you two were … two sides of the same coin.

KHONSHU: But your pain is stronger than his now.

10.5

Khonshu’s eyes.

KHONSHU: Take Ketch’s power. Give up your own.

KHONSHU: Feed me the spirit, forfeit the duel of omega-god.

KHONSHU: And you will be the MOON QUEEN.

KHONSHU: I will give you EVERYTHING… THE UNIVERSE…

Page 11

11.1

Marlene. She’s no longer a Ghost Rider. She’s holding the chain still, but it looks less powerful.

MARLENE: You...

MARLENE: You’re talking in his voice…

11.2

Ketch Ghost Rider braces himself.

GHOST RIDER: oh hell

11.3

The swarm of mooncopters are headed for New York City’s skyline.

11.4

A flash of bright fire.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: YOU’RE

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: TALKING

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: IN MARC’S VOICE?!?!?!?!!!??

11.5

Marlene Ghost Rider rushes toward Khonshu, her arms wrapped up in chains with spiked hooks at the ends.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: I’LL KILL YOU

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: SEND YOU TO HELL

Page 12

12.1

Khonshu’s talon holds up the stone from issue 1, a large norn stone.

KHONSHU: BACK!

12.2

Marlene Ghost Rider runs into an aurora-borealis force-field that surrounds Khonshu now.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU I HATE YOU HATE YOU HATE YOUU!!!!

12.3

Marlene Ghost Rider slashing at the force field.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: WHY

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: DID YOU DO THIS

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: I HATE YOU

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: I HATE YOU

12.4

The chain in Khonshu’s midsection is withering, we can see it was “cut off” by the force field.

KHONSHU: I can’t waste anymore of the stone’s power talking to you… my army, small as it may be… will ascend into Asgard, using the norn stone...

KHONSHU: Regroup…

KHONSHU: And when I take down the GODS THEMSELVES… I will come back.

12.5

Khonshu glaring at Marlene Ghost Rider.

KHONSHU: And kill you. Marlene.

Page 13

13.1

Khonshu holds the stone above his head.

KHONSHU: OPEN!

13.2

Ketch Ghost Rider looking at Marlene and Khonshu from behind.

CAPTION: KETCH: Pinned between the bones. Doesn’t matter. Recharged enough now from that hellfire-car…

13.3

The wreckage that was pinning Ketch down goes flying up, as he stands.

GHOST RIDER: MARLENE, is it?

13.4

Khonshu marvels at the beam of light that’s shooting out from the stone, toward the sky.

GHOST RIDER: ON THREE!

GHOST RIDER: ONE

GHOST RIDER MARLENE: TWO

13.5

Khonshu looks down, toward the Ghost Riders he was busy ignoring.

KHONSHU: No

Page 14

14.1 Splash Page

Both Ghost Riders use chain-hooks to crash through the force-field. The norn stone shatters in Khonshu’s hand.

GHOST RIDER AND GHOST RIDER MARLENE: THREE!!!

Page 15

15.1

Marlene Ghost Rider slashes down. Ketch Ghost Rider punches down. Chains cover the sky like clouds.

15.2

Khonshu’s eyes, blood dribbling down his forehead.

15.3

Marlene Ghost Rider stands over Khonshu, chains wrapped around her arms. She has a bladed chain at the ready. Chains are pinning Khonshu down, impaled through his body.

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: Khonshu… Omega-God…

KHONSHU: No… no…..

KHONSHU: This can’t happen… not to me…

KHONSHU: I am… I am…

15.4

Ketch Ghost Rider, looking on with sadistic joy, standing next to and Marlene Ghost Rider.

GHOST RIDER: Vengeance?

15.5

Marlene Ghost Rider slashes down with the bladed chain. Blood and feathers splatter.

15.6

The crescent dart that symbolized the power of the cult of Khonshu. It is now a pile of pieces, pieces that are leaking blood.

Page 16

16.1

Back shot of Marlene and Ketch Ghost Riders. The headless body of Khonshu bleeds out.

16.2

Khonshu’s head, rolled over on its side.

16.3

Khonshu’s head glows bright.

16.4

Khonshu’s body glows bright.

16.5

Marlene and Ketch Ghost Rider cover their faces with their arms, it’s so bright.

Page 17

17.1

Wide shot of the skyscrape. A storm of spirits of vengeance pour out from the wrecked top of the building. Burning skulls light up the sky.

17.2

Ketch Ghost Rider looking at Marlene Ghost Rider. The fires of the spirit of vengeance are swirling off of her, toward Ketch.

GHOST RIDER: Heh.

GHOST RIDER: Ghooosst ridderrrsss in…. the skyyyyyy…

MARLENE GHOST RIDER: Good song.

17.3

An MK Merc inside the cockpit of one of the mooncopters.

MK MERC: WE’RE DAMNED

MOON KNIGHTS: WHERE

MOON KNIGHTS: PA?

MOON KNIGHTS: SPIDERS

MOON KNIGHTS: SPIDERS IN MY EYES

17.4

The swarm of spirits of vengeance head toward the fleet of mooncopters.

MK MERC: I-

MK MERC: oh my god, the rapture

MOON KNIGHTS: MOMMY

MOON KNIGHTS: DARK DEATH AND THE SUPERHERO

MOON KNIGHTS: KHONSHU IS SATAN

17.5

Fire in the sky. The mooncopters are completely vaporized.

17.6

Marlene, back to her old self, her scars all gone, her bruises healed, stands next to Ketch, who’s human again. They’re looking up at the sky.

MARLENE: Look at that…

KETCH: Victory fireworks.

Page 18

18.1

Flash forward a few months. Marlene is sitting in a new apartment on a couch, resting against her new lover’s shoulder. It’s night, and they’re watching a movie.

CAPTION: EPILOGUE

CAPTION: MARLENE: And that… was my life.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I was born again when the sky flashed with fire.

CAPTION: MARLENE: My wounds were healed. A thank-you from the spirit of vengeance.

18.2

Swarms of police surround the entrance to the middle-American training camp. Dozens of children are being evacuated into ambulances.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The shockwave from Khonshu’s death, or the spirits of vengeance, one of them, shut down the machines.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The children were saved. Only three of them were indoctrinated enough to need lasting therapy. I have no idea if they recovered or not.

18.3

The lone MK Merc who was in charge of the facility sits on a table, an executioner carrying a tray with lethal injection needles.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The families had their vengeance, like I had mine.

18.4

The MK Mercs and Moon Knights in the mooncopters on that night, burning into ash.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Khonshu’s men, I was told by Danny, lost their minds instantly when he died. The children-turned-adults, too. There was no chance for recovery. The spirits only put them out of their misery.

18.5

Ketch on a stretch of open road, alongside another rider.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Danny rides on. Occasionally gives me a call.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Johnny climbed out of a sinkhole last Tuesday, covered in ash.

CAPTION: MARLENE: The lonely spirits of vengeance found new hosts.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I’m glad for them. For all of them.

18.6

Marlene resting her head on her boyfriend’s shoulder.

CAPTION: MARLENE: His name’s Jack.

CAPTION: MARLENE: We met the week after I cut off an omega-god’s head.

CAPTION: MARLENE: It’s been six months. Wedding’s next year, once we save up enough.

18.7

Back shot of Marlene and Jack. The movie they’re watching is the original black and white version of “THE MUMMY”, with a shot of the title character and the damsel in distress.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Can’t wait to get back to work at the museum next week. I took a while off.

CAPTION: MARLENE: My life’s pretty good.

Page 19

19.1

A doctor and a nurse. The doctor is an older, Hispanic man. The nurse is mid-20s, of middle-eastern descent. They’re standing in a hallway in Ravencroft Aslyum.

CAPTION: RAVENCROFT ASLYUM

DOCTOR: You have to be.

DOCTOR: EXTREMELY.

DOCTOR: Careful.

DOCTOR: Do you understand me, Nurse Chons?

19.2

Nurse Chons, smiling, completely innocent.

NURSE CHONS: Of course.

19.3

A man sits alone in a padded cell. He has a straight-jacket on.

???: They found me in the river.

???: There was blood in my eyes.

???: My skin was burned.

???: My bones were broken.

???: All I could see was red.

19.4

Nurse Chons enters the cell. She carries a syringe in one hand, and a paper cup in the other.

???: Do you understand my pain?

???: It hurts to see red.

???: This is a red room.

???: You’re in a red dress.

???: Do you understand my pain?

19.5

Close up on the syringe Nurse Chons has in her hands.

NURSE CHONS: Oh, my darling.

NURSE CHONS: Of course I understand.

???: REALLY?

???: Oh, miss…

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

The man in the straight-jacket is MARC, and his head is facing who he speaks to.

Nurse Chons is KHONSHU, holding the syringe.

MARC: I love you.

KHONSHU: And I love you, too.

THE END

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VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #3 - (Script)

PREVIOUSLY: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #2 - (Script)

"Spirit V Omega-God" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

A massive fireball. Moon Knights are thrown aside.

VENGEANCE: RRRAAAAAAA

1.2

Vengeance stands alone, a scorch mark around him. His jacket is slashed up, and his skull is actually damaged.

VENGEANCE: Huh

VENGEANCE: I… this hurts…

VENGEANCE: A lot

1.3

Khonshu hovers behind Moon Knight Lockley and the other Moon Knights, they stand before Vengeance.

KHONSHU: That is because the Moon Knights are blessed.

KHONSHU: The foot soldiers are competent enough to handle themselves… but my most precious children deserve that extra protection.

KHONSHU: Once they EARN IT like the TRINITY.

1.4

Vengeance looks at Khonshu, clearly tired. Almost defeated.

KHONSHU: Today was a special exception.

VENGEANCE: hah

VENGEANCE: hah

VENGEANCE: you’re sick

VENGEANCE: I can taste the sick on you

1.5

Lockley holds up his sword.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Khonshu.

KHONSHU: Yes… do it.

Page 2

2.1

Marc has his mask off, he’s clutching his bleeding throat with a clear look of shock and horror.

MARC: Khh

MARC: You

MARC: Ghk

MARC: You

2.2

An angry Marlene stands, she’s dropped the bloody glass on the floor.

MARLENE: “All the comforts of home.”

MARLENE: You idiot.

MARLENE: Of course I’d break a MIRROR and make a WEAPON.

2.3

Marc with his back to the glass cell’s wall, he’s starting to lean downward.

MARC: I

MARC: I

MARC: I huh

MARC: Hate

2.4

Marlene walks past the dying Marc, through the open door, toward Blaze’s cell.

MARLENE: He’d never have been distracted without you. So, thanks.

BLAZE: Damn, lady.

BLAZE: I like the way you work.

MARLENE: Stop.

MARLENE: He and I…

BLAZE: Gotcha. No flirting.

BLAZE: Sorry ma’m.

Page 3

3.1

Blaze walks out of the open cell as Marlene stands, holding the door open.

BLAZE: Even if I was kidding.

MARLENE: We have to get out of--

3.2

Marlene and Blaze are both looking toward off panel, Marlene is shocked, Blaze is ready for a fight.

MARLENE: no

MARLENE: no way

BLAZE: I’ve dealt with this kind of sh*t.

BLAZE: You let me handle it, ma’m.

3.3

Marc is standing at the doorway, leaning against it, his eyes glowing red. His wound just keeps bleeding, an unnatural amount now, like a waterfall of blood. He’s holding a crescent dart.

MARC: I am of the TRINITY.

MARC: I CANNOT DIE!!!!

Page 4

4.1

Vengeance ducks right, avoiding Lockley’s sword.

VENGEANCE: HHUH

4.2

Lockley’s focused eyes.

4.3

Vengeance doubles back, avoiding a downward slash.

VENGEANCE: GHH

4.4

Khonshu and the mob of Moon Knights watch.

KHONSHU: Your flame is dying.

KHONSHU: Burning out.

KHONSHU: It will drown in blood.

4.5

Vengeance’s face.

VENGEANCE: F**k yourself birdie

Page 5

5.1 Splash Page

Lockley’s sword slashes Vengeance’s left arm clean off, dying embers spark out of the wound.

VENGEANCE: GGHAAAA

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: BLASPHEMERS!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: WILL!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: DIE!

Page 6

6.1

Blaze giving Marc a right cross to the face. Marlene is standing back, watching with horror.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I can’t… believe it.

6.2

Marc’s turned to face Blaze, his nose is bleeding.

MARC: CANNOT DIE

6.3

Blaze’s focused eyes.

6.4

Blaze uppercuts Marc.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I should. I should believe it.

Page 7

7.1

Ketch Ghost Rider stands, affected by the missile strikes, but not that bad.

GHOST RIDER: Hrg… ow…

7.2

Grant Moon Knight rushes at Ghost Rider with his crescent dart.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: I assure you.

7.3

Grant slashes Ketch across the chest.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: YOU WILL DIE SCREAMING!

GHOST RIDER: GHA

7.4

Khonshu is forming above the fight between Ketch and Grant, like a dark cloud.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I…

Page 8

8.1

Marc hits Blaze in the face with brutal force.

BLAZE: GH

MARC: CANNOT

MARC: DIE

CAPTION: MARLENE: That’s it.

8.2

Marlene looks angry.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Screw this.

8.3

Marlene punches Marc in the face.

MARLENE: RAAAA

8.4

Marc stumbles back, falling toward the glass.

MARC: HHK

8.5

Marc’s back against the glass.

MARC: CAN…CANNOT…DIE

MARLENE: Johnny!

MARLENE: THE GLASS!

BLAZE: M’am!

8.6

Blaze’s foot kicking the bloody mirror shard from earlier toward Marlene.

MARC: CANNOT…?

8.7

Marlene’s hand holding the glass.

MARLENE: No, Marc.

Page 9

9.1

Marlene violently stabbing Marc through his right eye.

MARLENE: YOU

MARLENE: CAN!!!

MARC: HHHUKKKHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

9.2

Blaze is taken aback.

9.3

Marlene holding the glass above her, about to strike again.

MARLENE: I!!!

MARLENE: HATE!!!

MARLENE: YOU!!!

MARLENE: MARC!!!!

9.4

Vengeance’s jaw unhinged. A storm of chains lash out.

VENGEANCE: PAY FOR YOUR SINS!!!

9.5

Moon Knight Lockley is impaled by the chains, through his stomach. He’s holding the sword up, as if he was just about to lash down again and try to strike Vengeance’s other arm off.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Hhh

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Kkhh

Page 10

10.1

Lockley turns his head toward Khonshu.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: My… lord…. It… hurts…

10.2

Khonshu’s face. He looks surprised.

KHONSHU: It… hurts, my son?

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Ye-yes

KHONSHU: Impossible.

10.3

Marc’s face. His eyes are gone, gore leaks down his face from his eyes like tears.

KHONSHU: You can’t FEEL hurt.

KHONSHU: I took that AWAY!

MARC: M…marlene…

10.4

Marlene is shocked that he can speak, and she looks down at him.

MARLENE: …

MARLENE: Marc?

10.5

Marc’s mouth as he whispers his last word.

MARC: sorry

10.6

Marlene. She’s in shock.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That was his voice.

CAPTION: MARLENE: Not the voice he had been using ever since he’d lost it.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That wasn’t Moon Knight.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That was Marc.

10.7

A crescent dart. It sits against a black background. It serves to show us the power of the Cult of Khonshu. It has a crack running down the middle.

Page 11

11.1

Moon Knight Grant’s eyes. They’re wide open.

11.2

Ketch Ghost Rider punches Grant across the face.

GHOST RIDER: HA!

11.3

Moon Knight Lockley’s eyes. They’re wide open.

11.4

Vengeance reels his head back, and the chains come toward him, with bloody ends.

Page 12

12.1

Moon Knight Lockley has fallen to his knees. He holds his leaking guts in his hands, in complete shock. The sword has fallen to his side.

KHONSHU: NO!

KHONSHU: MOON KNIGHTS! KILL HIM! KILL THE SPIRIT!

12.2

Vengeance.

VENGEANCE: HA!

VENGEANCE: HAHAAHAHAA!!!

VENGEANCE: NOW YOU’RE SCARED!

12.3

Back shot of Vengeance. He faces a horde of oncoming Moon Knights.

VENGEANCE: Ah

VENGEANCE: Feeling’s mutual

12.4

Blaze stands next to Marlene. There’s a blanket over Marc’s body, from Marlene’s cell.

BLAZE: You alright?

MARLENE: No.

MARLENE: Tell me how to kill Khonshu.

Page 13

13.1

Moon Knight Lockley has fallen onto his side. His eyes are closed, a massive pool of blood surrounds him. The stampede of Moon Knights around him is like a blur.

13.2

The crescent dart against a black background. There are two cracks.

13.3

Vengeance in the swarm of Moon Knights, at the center. His flame is an ember. He’s clearly dying.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: can’t hold them off.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: their blades cut the spirit.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: coming to eat me.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: damn. this is it.

13.4

The Moon Knights stand around Vengeance’s crumpled, burning body.

CAPTION: VENGEANCE: i really wanted to finish that pie.

13.5

Khonshu stands over Vengeance. The spirit of vengeance from Vengeance’s body is rising up toward Khonshu.

Page 14

14.1

Blaze doubles over in pain.

BLAZE: AAH!

14.2

Khonshu with his head reared back. He breathes fire from his mouth. A ghostly after-image of Vengeance’s spikes can be seen on his head.

KHONSHU: AAAHHHAHAHAAHAAHAAHAAAAA!!!

14.2

Ghost Rider ducking under a slash from Grant.

GHOST RIDER: NO!!!

CAPTION: KETCH: Alone.

14.3

Blaze looks up at Marlene, who’s at his side.

MARLENE: Are you alright?

BLAZE: I…

BLAZE: Danny.

BLAZE: Danny’s the last Ghost Rider.

BLAZE: We’re f**ked.

MARLENE: But…

14.4

The bloody shard of glass is on the ground, peeking out from the blanket that covers Marc. It’s on the palm of his hand, which is also peeking out.

BLAZE: The idea I had… absolute last resort.

MARLENE: What? What was it?

BLAZE: We’re fueled by hate. By vengeance. By loss. By pain.

BLAZE: And, I guess, since we’re being wiped out… we’ve gained some kind of low telepathy. We can feel each other dying.

14.5

Marlene looking at Blaze like he’s lost it.

MARLENE: No.

MARLENE: You CAN’T mean THAT!

Page 15

15.1

Grant slashes Ketch Ghost Rider across the face. Several bony teeth and chunks of bone fly out.

CAPTION: KETCH: oh god

CAPTION: KETCH: this is it

15.2

Blaze kneeling down next to Marc.

BLAZE: My brother is out there alone, and dying.

BLAZE: I have to. There’s just enough of the spirit left inside for this to work. It’s almost gone.

BLAZE: I can’t wait and decide on another plan. This’s it.

15.3

Marlene stands there, watching, but yelling at the same time.

MARLENE: WHAT ABOUT ME?!

MARLENE: You-- WE WERE GOING TO GET OUT! WE NEED A PLAN!

BLAZE: This is the plan, ma’m.

15.4

Blaze’s hand picking up the glass shard from Marc’s hand.

BLAZE: I’ve been to the pit of hell before.

BLAZE: When this is resolved… chances are I’ll turn again.

BLAZE: And then I’ll rip my way out.

BLAZE: I’ve done it before.

15.5

Ketch has thrown a punch, but Grant’s caught it.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: Though the trinity is hurt…

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: I am fueled by the loss of my brothers.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: You do not know such loss.

15.6

The glass shard close to Blaze’s throat.

BLAZE: He’ll come for you.

BLAZE: Khonshu lives here. That’s why Moon Knight kept you here.

BLAZE: Probably wanted me alive to torture Danny and I together. Sickos are so predictable.

BLAZE: But Danny’s even more predictable.

BLAZE: He’ll come for you.

Page 16

16.1

Ketch Ghost Rider is on his knees. Grant is holding his fist, forcing him down.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: Your fire is dying, spirit.

16.2

Marlene crying out.

BLAZE: This is gonna work.

BLAZE: Look away.

MARLENE: FOR F**K’S SAKE, JUST—PLEASE!!

BLAZE: Ma’m.

BLAZE: It’s been fun.

16.3

Blaze slashing his throat open.

BLAZE: Sorry.

16.4

Side shot. Blood shoots out of Blaze’s neck.

Page 17

17.1

A bright flash of light.

GHOST RIDER: JOHNNY!!!!!

17.2

Side shot of Grant and Ketch. Ghost Rider’s flames are brighter than ever.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: WHAT-

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: WHAT IS THIS?!

17.3

Khonshu above Grant and Ketch.

KHONSHU: Clever, Blaze…

17.4

Ghost Rider’s flames spread onto Grant’s hand.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: HOW--

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: GHHAAAAAAAAAA

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: FIRE

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: MY HAND ITS ON---

17.5

Side shot. Ghost Rider’s reared his head back, his jaw unhinged. A massive fireball shoots out of his mouth, covering the top half of Grant’s body.

GHOST RIDER: FIRE!

17.6

The crescent dart against a black background. There are three cracks now.

Page 18

18.1

From inside one of the mooncopters. The MK Mercs are freaking out.

MK MERC 1: ATTACK! ATTACK IT! THROW EVERYTHING AT THE SPIRIT!

18.2

Ghost Rider turning his head, looking up.

GHOST RIDER: I need a ride.

18.3

Chains lashing out from the fire.

MK MERC 2: ITS HEADED RIGHT FOR US

MK MERC 3: MOVE MOVE MOVE

18.4

The sky is on fire. 11 mooncopters are hurtling toward the ground, burning.

Page 19

19.1

The door that Marc entered through opens.

19.2

Marlene looks toward it.

MARLENE: You.

19.3

Khonshu stands there.

KHONSHU: You can’t stop me.

KHONSHU: You can’t even touch me.

MARLENE: I thought that about Marc a few minutes ago too.

KHONSHU: Shut up, b*tch.

KHONSHU: I’m talking.

19.4

Side shot. Marlene facing Khonshu.

KHONSHU: I’m going to skin your whore face off.

KHONSHU: And I’m going to eat it.

KHONSHU: And then I’m going to storm Asgard and start killing every God that ever was.

KHONSHU: You can’t stop me.

KHONSHU: Do you understand, you f**king piece of sh*t?

19.5

Khonshu screaming out.

KHONSHU: YOUR HUSBAND IS DEAD, I KILLED HIM.

KHONSHU: I MADE HIM HATE YOUR F**KING GUTS.

KHONSHU: AND NOW I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!!

KHONSHU: I HATE YOU!!!

Page 20

20.1

Marlene is looking up.

20.2

A panel of fire, with a skull burning.

GHOST RIDER: TAKE

GHOST RIDER: YOUR

GHOST RIDER: VENGEANCE

20.2

A panel of fire.

MARLENE: AAAAAAAAAAA

20.3

Khonshu is astounded.

MARLENE: I…

20.4

Marlene’s transformed into a Ghost Rider. Everything around her is burning. Including Marc’s body.

MARLENE: I… HATE… YOU… MORE...

Continued in: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #4 - FINALE - (Script)

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VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #2 - (Script)

PREVIOUSLY: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #1 - (Script)

"Trinity V Trinity" - Rated M

Page 1

1.1

An image of a crescent moon, something taken from a photograph.

TRAINING PROGRAM: KHONSHU IS THE OMEGA-GOD. THE GOD OF GODS.

1.2

Daniel Ketch riding his motorcycle through an empty road, wearing a bandanna over his face, along with big shades.

CAPTION: KETCH: There used to be a worldwide unit of Ghost Riders. I only found this out recently, when Johnny and I took down Zadkiel, the evil angel.

1.3

An image of a man with his face split open, a large crescent mark carved into his face.

TRAINING PROGRAM: KHONSHU CAN DEFEND HIMSELF. KHONSHU IS NOT WEAK.

1.4

Close up on Ketch.

CAPTION: KETCH: But over the past few weeks, I’ve felt the agony of… of separation. And then death.

CAPTION: KETCH: The spirit of vengeance is angry.

CAPTION: KETCH: And afraid.

1.5

An image of a crescent dart.

TRAINING PROGRAM: THAT IS WHY YOU ADMIRE KHONSHU.

TRAINING PROGRAM: THAT IS WHY YOU WILL OBEY KHONSHU.

1.6

A little boy is sitting in a chair, a large mechanical helmet around his head, with a visor in front of his face. The chair has metal bonds over his arms that are part of the chair itself, it’s a high-tech piece of mind control equipment.

CAPTION: KETCH: It knows exactly what’s happening. Someone’s trying to eat it.

CAPTION: KETCH: Someone’s trying to eat me.

CAPTION: KETCH: The paranoia has only gotten worse over the last few weeks.

CAPTION: KETCH: I’m not even sure if I’m myself anymore, or some combination of the two.

TRAINING PROGRAM: AND THAT IS WHY KHONSHU CAN DEFEND HIMSELF. THAT IS WHY KHONSHU IS NOT WEAK. BECAUSE YOU ADMIRE KHONSHU. YOU ADORE KHONSHU. YOU SERVE KHONSHU. YOU OBEY KHONSHU.

1.7

An entire room full of kids strapped in chairs like the boy.

TRAINING PROGRAM: YOU LOVE KHONSHU. AND KHONSHU HATES YOU.

Page 2

2.1

Close up on a short man’s bearded face, covered in blood. He’s in a dark area.

CAPTION: TRAINING CAMP RE-EDUCATION CELL 45-A.

DOCTOR JONES: oh god

DOCTOR JONES: oh devil

DOCTOR JONES: blood blood everywhere

2.2

Pan out. The man is covered in his own blood. There are syringes (probably adrenaline) everywhere, he’s cut his own gut open. He’s drawn a satanic star on the wall. He’s in a dark, lonely prison cell. There are candles lit.

DOCTOR JONES: oh devil devil sweet devil*

DOCTOR JONES: i can’t be saved*

DOCTOR JONES: please-please-please kill me

DOCTOR JONES: and the moon knight*

DOCTOR JONES: please please*

DOCTOR JONES: f**k the little bastards i don’t care about them*

DOCTOR JONES: revenge revenge revenge i want my revenge*

CAPTION: TRANSLATED FROM DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

2.3

Dr. Jones looking up at the ceiling, eyes wide.

DOCTOR JONES: they made me do this

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: Funny. I hear prayers…

2.4

A seemingly ordinary man, Kowalski, sitting in a diner eating a piece of pie and drinking coffee.

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: Does that mean I’m going to have to give up my coffee? That would piss me off.

2.5

Khonshu in the throne room, his eyes wide.

KHONSHU: LOCKLEY!! HEAR ME!

Page 3

3.1

Moon Knight Lockley looks up from a control room.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: W-what is it, Khonshu?

KHONSHU: KETCH IS NOT THE FINAL PIECE!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: What?!

KHONSHU: THERE IS ANOTHER! A SPIRIT BORN FROM A POWERFUL MEDALLION, AN ARTIFACT THAT EVEN THE DEVIL WANTED FOR HIMSELF!

3.2

Kowalski looking at his slice of pie.

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: Something about children being bastards and anger.

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: Please be a fluke.

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: I love this pie.

3.3

The dead Doctor and his satanic symbol on the wall, two MK Mercs walk into the cell to discover it.

KHONSHU: BUT A SPIRIT NONETHELESS!

KHONSHU: ONE OF THE MOST RUTHLESS!

KHONSHU: FIND THE DOCTOR AND GET RID OF THE SUMMONING SYMBOL HE USED!!!! QUICKLY, MY SON!!!

MK MERC 1: What… the hell?

3.4

The bloody star starts to glow.

CAPTION: KOWALSKI: Dammit.

3.5

Moon Knight Lockley running down a dark and disgusting hallway.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: WHAT AM I DEALING WITH HERE, MY LORD?

3.6

Molten chains rip out of the symbol, impaling the MK Mercs through the face and stomach, respectably.

KHONSHU: SOMETHING WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR!

Page 4

4.1 Splash Page

Standing on top of the corpse of the doctor is VENGEANCE.

VENGEANCE: I was really f**king hungry.

VENGEANCE: But this’ll do.

CAPTION: KETCH: Dammit.

CAPTION: KETCH: I feel it.

Page 5

5.1

Ketch on the road. He has two MK Mercs on motorcycles following him.

CAPTION: KETCH: It’s close.

5.2

Ketch turning his head.

CAPTION: KETCH: Too close.

5.3

Vengeance breaking through a wall, peeking his head out, his skull somehow conveys glee.

CAPTION: KETCH: Coming.

CAPTION: KETCH: Coming to eat me.

VENGEANCE: HA!

VENGEANCE: YES! THIS is DELICIOUS!

5.4

Pan out. Vengeance is standing in the room full of children in the mind control device chairs.

VENGEANCE: The sound! The smell! The TASTE!

VENGEANCE: CORRUPTION OF THE INNOCENT!

VENGEANCE: DAMNATION!

VENGEANCE: FORCED DAMNATION!

VENGEANCE: HAHAAHAHA! I LOVE IT!

5.5

More MK Merc bikers are on the streets, along with Moon Knight Steven Grant on the mooncycle.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE!

CAPTION: KETCH: RUN.

CAPTION: KETCH: RUN.

5.6

Moon Knight Lockley looks at Vengeance from the other side of the hole in the wall, he’s holding up a silver crossbow.

CAPTION: KETCH: RUN!

Page 6

6.1

Marlene in her prison, standing and talking to Johnny Blaze across the hall.

BLAZE: Who’re you?

BLAZE: Where the hell am I?

MARLENE: New York. The new building for Marc’s fake company.

MARLENE: Listen to me… what’s your name? I’m Marlene.

BLAZE: Johnny Blaze.

MARLENE: Okay, Johnny.

MARLENE: We don’t have much time.

6.2

Vengeance with an arrow in his back, he’s bent forward and in some clear degree of pain.

VENGEANCE: GHAH!

VENGEANCE: THE HELL--

6.3

Vengeance turned to face Moon Knight Lockley. Lockley has his crossbow lowered, and is reaching for his back.

VENGEANCE: Ahhh…haha… I know you.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Never seen you before, spirit of vengeance.

VENGEANCE: JUST Vengeance. Keep it casual.

VENGEANCE: But I DO know you, Lockley.

VENGEANCE: The doctor’s hate filled cries to the devil called me here.

VENGEANCE: You did some horrible things, Lockley.

6.4

Vengeance’s ribcage rips open, dozens of chains lashing out toward Moon Knight Lockley.

VENGEANCE: NOW FACE VENGEANCE FOR YOUR SINS!

6.5

Moon Knight Lockley’s dropped the crossbow and has a sword with a crescent symbol at the bottom, the chains wrapping around it.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: HRG!

Page 7

7.1

Close up on Doctor Jones’s mouth as he talks into a phone.

CAPTION: WEEKS AGO.

DOCTOR JONES: I-I’m telling you! A serum that reverses the aging process!

DOCTOR JONES: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN A SYRINGE!

DOCTOR JONES: Sto…stop it…

7.2

Pan out. Doctor Jones lowering his head, an expression of incredible defeat as he holds the phone to his head with the minimum amount of effort for his arm. Doctor Jones is in an empty, dark office, probably located in a skyscraper.

DOCTOR JONES: Stop laughing…

DOCTOR JONES: I’ve… changed the world…

???: How does it feel to try your hardest, to cut your soul and let it leak onto an idea, to watch that idea grow… and to watch it wither and die?

7.3

Doctor Jones looking up. He’s horrified.

DOCTOR JONES: WH-WHAT ARE YOU?!

???: I am exactly what you need me to be.

7.4

Khonshu stands before Doctor Jones. Moon Knight Grant and Moon Knight Lockley are at his side.

KHONSHU: I am your salvation.

KHONSHU: I am Omega-God.

KHONSHU: I am Khonshu.

7.5

Khonshu has lowered himself to Doctor Jones’s level, staring him in the face a respectable distance away. This is not an interrogation, it’s a genuine offer.

KHONSHU: Would you like to save the world?

Page 8

8.1

Moon Knight Lockley rips through Vengeance’s chains with the sword.

CAPTION: NOW.

SFX: SKSHK

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: The trinity is BLESSED with POWER!

VENGEANCE: The TRINITY needs to SHUT UP AND SMELL THE DAMNATION!

VENGEANCE: Do you have any idea how much fun the demons are gonna have with your soul in THE PIT OF HELL?

8.2

Vengeance’s hand. A fireball forms in his open palm.

VENGEANCE: HAHAHAHA!!!

VENGEANCE: You FED that man’s BABY TO HIM!!!

VENGEANCE: You are SO F**KED!

8.3

Moon Knight Lockley in a defensive stance.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: We were actually quite delicate with it.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: We merely SKINNED his child and fed him the PELT.

VENGEANCE: You put it to a CHEESE GRADER and sprinkled it on a SALAD! You made him WATCH and then FORCED HIM TO EAT IT or else his wife would be next!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: You don’t understand Khonshu’s ways.

VENGEANCE: “Act f**ked up and crazy” seems pretty understandable to me.

8.4

Vengeance pitching a fireball at Lockley. Lockley dashes to the right, avoiding it.

VENGEANCE: I’m good at it too!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: The doctor had to feel HATE!

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: KHONSHU HATES US ALL, AND HE WANTS US TO KNOW IT!

Page 9

9.1

Marlene looking toward Blaze.

MARLENE: In about five minutes, he’s going to come back. He’s going to sit down and talk to one of us.

MARLENE: I need you to get him angry. REALLY piss him off, yeah?

BLAZE: What?

9.2

Close up on Marlene’s face.

MARLENE: Please, trust me.

MARLENE: I have a plan.

9.3

Moon Knight walks into the room.

MOON KNIGHT: We’ve found your brother, Blaze.

9.4

Blaze is angry.

BLAZE: YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE!

BLAZE: YOU PIECE OF SH*T!

9.5

Moon Knight is standing in front of Blaze’s cell, but he has his head turned toward Marlene.

MOON KNIGHT: …

MARLENE: That… that’s your brother he’s after?

MARLENE: oh god

MARLENE: I’m sorry.

CAPTION: MOON KNIGHT: Nothing makes me see red more than children.

CAPTION: MOON KNIGHT: Nothing except her.

Page 10

10.1

Ketch is speeding off the road, his bike is on fire. He’s on fire, in mid-Ghost Rider transformation. The MK Mercs don’t turn, but Moon Knight Grant has his arm up to signal he’s turning.

KETCH: SCREW THIS!

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: GET THE MOONCOPTERS!

10.2

Ketch as Ghost Rider, speeding forward while doing a wheelie.

CAPTION: KETCH: HUNGRY.

10.3

Close up on Moon Knight Grant, revving up the mooncycle as the chase intensifies. The MK Mercs are visible on the road behind him, going ahead.

CAPTION: KETCH: IT’S SO HUNGRY.

Page 11

11.1

Moon Knight is standing in front of Marlene’s cell. Just staring at her. She’s stepped back.

CAPTION: MOON KNIGHT: It’s not even her as a person.

CAPTION: MOON KNIGHT: It’s… the possibilities.

MARLENE: He does this every single day.

MARLENE: He—he just STARES.

MARLENE: STARES AT ME FOR HOURS ON END!

11.2

Blaze is looking on, a bit freaked out.

BLAZE: HEY!

BLAZE: Look over HERE!

BLAZE: LEAVE HER ALONE!

11.3

Khonshu’s cold, burning stare.

11.4

Moon Knight’s cold, burning stare.

11.5

Marlene is doubled over, pulling at her hair and screaming.

MARLENE: STOP IT

MARLENE: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP IT

MARLENE: PLEASE

MARLENE: PLEASE MARC

11.6

Moon Knight is opening her cell door.

MOON KNIGHT: I hate you.

MOON KNIGHT: It burns inside of me every day.

MOON KNIGHT: To think that I once loved you with all of my heart makes my stomach turn.

Page 12

12.1

Blaze slamming his fists on the cell doors.

SFX: WHUD

BLAZE: LEAVE HER

SFX: WHUD

BLAZE: ALONE!

SFX: WHUD

BLAZE: HEY

SFX: WHUD

BLAZE: ASSHOLE!

12.2

Marlene looks up through her hair and crocodile tears, determination and anger show through the lie.

CAPTION: MARLENE: It’s always just him and me when he walks in here.

CAPTION: MARLENE: To cut me. To hit me.

CAPTION: MARLENE: To curse my name.

CAPTION: MARLENE: To curse the hypothetical life we could have lived.

CAPTION: MARLENE: But I know Marc. Possessed or not. He’s an idiot.

CAPTION: MARLENE: A violent, stupid idiot.

12.3

Moon Knight turns his head slightly, toward Blaze.

CAPTION: MARLENE: That’s right, you son of a b*tch.

12.4

Close up on Marlene’s hand. She has a shard of glass, she’s gripping it tight enough that her own hand is bleeding.

CAPTION: MARLENE: I HATE YOU, you BASTARD.

CAPTION: MARLENE: LOOK AWAY FOR JUST A SECOND MORE.

Page 13

13.1

Vengeance has Lockley by the throat, and he’s holding him up off the ground.

VENGEANCE: Any FINAL WORDS?

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Yes.

SFX: BEET

13.2

The room has gone dark, save for Vengeance’s flames.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: Children. Show yourselves.

13.3

The room’s lights have gone back on. Vengeance and Lockley are now surrounded by full grown Moon Knights, male and female.

MOON KNIGHTS: WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF KHONSHU.

MOON KNIGHTS: CHILDREN OF OMEGA-GOD.

VENGEANCE: What… the hell…

13.4

Lockley sneering, visible even with a mask.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: The serum was made with science and magic.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: We made him reverse-engineer it.

MOON KNIGHT LOCKLEY: They grew up in a matter of days, knowing only Khonshu.

Page 14

14.1

The Moon Knights swarm onto Vengeance, crescent darts raised.

MOON KNIGHTS: KNOWING ONLY HATE

14.2

Black panel.

MOON KNIGHTS: KNOWING ONLY TO KILL

14.3

Khonshu’s eyes in the black panel.

MOON KNIGHTS: KNOWING ONLY KHONSHU

Page 15

15.1

MK Mercs rushing toward a large clearing of desert, leaving their bikes.

MK MERC 1: CLOAKING DEVICE ALPHA NINE!

MK MERC 1: DEACTIVATE!

15.2

Shot from above. There are about a dozen mooncopters lined up, painted black.

MK MERC 3: WE ARE THE GLUE THAT HOLDS THE TRINITY TOGETHER!

MK MERC 4: SOON WE SHALL ASCEND!

15.3

The swarm of mooncopters take flight, kicking up dirt as they take off.

Page 16

16.1

Moon Knight Grant’s holding a crossbow with one hand as he drives the mooncycle.

MOON KNIGHT GRANT: KHONSHU GUIDE MY AIM!

CAPTION: KETCH: I’m shivering.

16.2

Ghost Rider Ketch looks back, trying to swerve the hellcycle to avoid an incoming blow.

CAPTION: KETCH: I’M GHOST RIDER, AND I’M SHIVERING!

CAPTION: KETCH: DAMMIT, I HAVE TO GET OUT! HAVE TO! RUN RUN RUN!

16.3

Moon Knight Grant firing his crossbow.

16.4

The hellcycle’s tire is struck by the arrow.

Page 17

17.1 Splash Page

Ghost Rider’s bike topples over, crashing violently.

Page 18

18.1

A targeting system on a computer screen. Ketch’s bike is locked.

MK MERC 4: Target locked, sir.

MK MERC 1: Fire! FIRE EVERYTHING!

18.2

The mooncopters are soaring over the crash site, firing their missiles down.

18.3

Ghost Rider Ketch looks up from the wreckage.

GHOST RIDER: Fu--

18.4

A large explosion at the crash site.

Page 19

19.1

Moon Knight Grant has stepped off his mooncycle, he holds a crescent dart in his hand.

19.2

Moon Knight Lockley stands among the rows and rows of children still in their mind control chairs, while more Moon Knights of the next generation rush out of the darkness, toward Vengeance who is off panel.

19.3

An image of Khonshu’s eyes.

TRAINING PROGRAM: LET THE EYES OF HATE LOOK INTO YOUR SOUL.

19.4

Closer up on the image of Khonshu’s eyes.

TRAINING PROGRAM: LET THEM GAZE AT YOUR TRUE SELF.

TRAINING PROGRAM: THAT IS KHONSHU.

Page 20

20.1 Splash Page

The mirror shard that Marlene had. It’s on the floor now, covered in blood. But in the blood, we can make out Khonshu’s reflection.

TRAINING PROGRAM: KHONSHU IS HATE.

CONTINUED IN: VENGEANCE OF THE CULT OF KHONSHU #3 - (Script)

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