Marvel Iron Age: Doom chapter 3 Riot

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Sinister switches on a view screen as Doom enters,"Are the Dominic supporters in place?" Sinister nodded, " I made you a nice cross section, various heights, weights, ages and ethnicity. I even threw in some children for effect." Doom steps to the screen,"You are a showman."

Sinister types on a key pad, "We lucked out there seems to be a Thor cult rally going on about 3 blocks from our demonstration, could be useful."

Doom activated his comm, "Lash, are we ready?

Time square NYC

Lash sits on a pipe just beneath a man hole cover as he answers his comm, " good to go." Doom replies over the comm, "Light the fuse."

Above 200 people marched to the middle of the street with signs with various anti Ferrum slogans on them and started chanting. The cult of Thor were chanting just as loudly a block over as the Iron soldiers flew in to disburse the crowd. The field leader shouted, "You are engaging in an illegal protest return to your homes or you will be arrested." The crowd booed as 40 Iron soldiers on the street circled the crowd. One of the soldiers in the air moved next to the field leader, "This'll be over in a second."

Below Lash speaks in to his comm, "Go." One of the people in the crowd shoved one of the armored Creeds and the Creed blew a hole in his chest with his repulser. A voice shot out from the crowd,"Oh my god they killed my son." One of the crowd hurled a brick at a soldier as the crowd erupted in violence. The soldiers in the air joined the ones on the ground. Lash made his way into a space between buildings as this went on. The field leader was alone in the air and began an order, "Hold yo..........." A carbonadium tendril yanked him out of the air and Lash grabbed him by the throat,"Shhh." he then snapped his neck and dropped off the roof.

The cult of Thor joined the other protesters as the Iron soldiers opened fire. The people hurled anything they could grab at the soldiers as more and more people joined the rioting crowd.

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Doom looked over to Sinister, "The wailing mother was a nice touch." Sinister grinned, "It would have seemed odd if all they could do was chant." Doom looked back to screen, "Did you remember to mark a few of them?" Sinister nodded.

Manhattan

Within 2 hours the whole island of Manhattan was in chaos. the upper class fled as their high rises were set on fire. The riot raged on all through the night and into the afternoon of the next day when the Iron soldiers finally restored order.

The regular police were brought in to try to maintain order and a Detective Rob Sanders was helping some beat cops check alleys when he discovered a large pile of discarded armor. He radioed for backup, "You may want to bring some of the tin men too, they might want to see this."

City Morg 3 hours later

Det. Sanders enters along with an Iron army Colonel, "These guys here are the problem. No records, I mean at all. No criminal, medical, tax, nothing. We could explain it away if it were one or two but 200 people with no kind of ID or records in this day and age, Highly unlikely. Oh and there's this symbol that has been found on a couple dozen of them."

Sanders lifts the arm of one of the mail corpses and there is a logo tattooed on his forearm, "I know I've seen it before but I just can't place it." The Colonel's eyes narrowed as Sanders continued, "Add that to the pile of armor we found in that alley and the half naked Iron soldier we found spread out among the dead and we got a conspiracy. Seems like someone wanted to start a riot, like they wanted to discredit you guys. Thing is they actually did a pretty good job. 400 civilians died so no matter how you spin it some people are going to refuse to believe you guys weren't in the wrong here."

The Colonel stands over the tattooed man as he ordered the medical examiners out, "Ungrateful pricks." Sanders looks over to him,"Who?" The Colonel raised the arm,"This is a Shield logo."

In the corner of the room a tiny robotic fly hangs on the wall unnoticed.

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Sinister chuckles, "mission accomplished." Doom stands behind him,"I sent the footage to every news out let on the continent, I saved some of the more choice bits for my next advertisement." Sinister nods,"Phase 2?" Doom nods back.

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Marvel Iron Age: Doom chapter 2, Fanning the Flames

Televisions all across America

An ominous voice plays over a scene of Iron soldiers marching, "The President claims that the Iron army is good for us." A montage of Iron soldiers committing acts of violence and suppression as the voice continues, "He claims the Ferrum is good for our economy." A montage of small business being shut down as Ferrum owned businesses are shown to be prosperous, "Lies from a man clearly in the pocket of big business."

The voice lightens, "Victor Dominic says, 'No More' to a Ferrum run government. As President he promises to show big business that they don't rule the nation." The camera pans on to a room where Victor Dominic is sitting on a couch,"I'm Victor Dominic and I approve this message."

The voice returns "Paid for by the People for Dominic."

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Sinister stares at the screen with an evil smile, " Genius."

In New Latveria

Holland turns on a view screen, "Carol, you should see this." She turns as she's getting dressed and watches,"There are less obvious ways to announce you're suicidal."

Ferrum HQ

The Chairman's personal assistant stares dumbfounded at the screen, "Should I call the Chairman?" A man by the water cooler looks over,"Do you really want to be the messenger for that?"

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Doom enters the room talking, "From this point on I'll take any important meetings and debates but any photo op, or interview in non secure locations will be taken by the clone." Sinister looks back, "Do you really think he'll let you become President?" Doom shakes his head,"Of course not, odds are there will be a bullet in that clone by the end of the month. But that's hardly the point."

Sinister nodded,"Might I say you do a very convincing American accent." Doom shrugs,"Is this the man you told me about?" Lash sits at a table looking on at Doom, "I'm at your service so long as the doctor needs me to be." Doom walks over to him,"How to you feel about making Iron soldiers look stupid on national television?" Lash smiles.

NYC 2 days later.

2 Iron soldiers march down the street on routine patrol as they pass an alley 2 tendrils shoot out and drag them in. Lash yanks their helmets off and breaks their necks as 2 Creeds of similar height to the soldiers drop down from a fire escape and begin stripping the armor off them.

The armored Creeds march out of the alley and into the streets. Lash and several other Creeds disappear over roof tops to repeat this process else where in the city until half of the street patrol in Manhattan had been replaced by Creeds.

As the last Creed suits up Lash turns on his comm, "All right kitties, lets start a riot."

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TMNT Marvel: Chapter 6 Donatello

NYC Sewer 2 years ago

Splinter was in his room and the other turtles were out leaving Don, Beast and Forge alone to set up the lab. Beast picked up a small device Don had built and looked it over curiously, "What is this?" Don looked up from a mass of wiring,"Oh,that doesn't work, I was attempting to make a teleportation device but I couldn't get it to work. I didn't really expect it to, given that I got all my parts from a junk yard."

Forge took it and was lost in thought for a second,then he pulled it apart and started rearranging some parts. The group became completely distracted standing around the device. Forge nodded, "I think it'll work if I just adjust this and boost the power......" A bright light enveloped them but they seemed not to notice until they heard a roar. The 3 turned in unison as Don pointed, "Is that a T-Rex?" Beast looked back,"I believe it is, we should probably run now."

The 3 sprinted away only to run into a group of raptors on the hunt. One leapt at Beast who swatted it away as the group ran in another direction. The raptors gave up the chase when the T-rex arrived but by then Don, Forge and Beast had escaped up a tree. Don looked around and was surprised to see a squirrel climbing the tree across from them, "Guys, where are we?" Beast looked over and saw the squirrel and he and Forge looked at each other and in unison,"Ah, The Savage Land."

Don looked confused,"The what?" Beast explained,"Its an artificial rain forest in the heart of Antarctica. Its home to many formerly extinct creatures there are even a few civilizations of people down here."

Once they'd determined it was safe to come down Forge pulled a small device from one of the pouches on his belt that produced a holographic map of the area,"We have a friend here who may have some tools that could help us finish the transporter so we can get back to New York."

They walked for a few miles until they came upon a village. Beast called out to a person passing by,"Do you know where we can find Ka-Zar?" They pointed them to a hut at the edge of the village. When they arrived Ka-Zar greeted them, "Hello Dr. McCoy, Forge and I don't believe I've met your friend." Don reached out his hand,"Donatello."

Forge looked at him, "You wouldn't happen to have a tool box would you?" Ka-Zar waved them inside.

As Forge finished up the repairs on the device screams were heard. Ka-Zar jumped to his feet and the 3 followed him out. The Sabre toothed cat Zabu roared as they exited and Ka-Zar looked to the sky," Klantorr." Humanoid reptilian creatures swooped down from the sky grabbing people. Ka-Zar and Zabu ran toward the village with Beast and Don close behind.

As one swooped down Zabu pounced on it, driving it to the ground. Don found one attempting to catch a small child. He delivered a flying kick to its face and swatted it away with his bo. Beast was caught by one but proved a bit stronger as he forced its hand away using the other hand as a pivot to kick the creature in the head and jumped away.

Forge stepped out of the hut and pointed the transport device at the creatures in the sky and flipped a switch. There was a flash of light and all but 3 of the creatures that were conscious were gone. The last 3 quickly grabbed their fallen comrades and retreated since the were now vastly out numbered.

The village thanked the group as they gathered around Forge who was adjusting the settings on the transporter. They said good bye and were then enveloped in light and sent back to the turtles lair about 10 feet from the floor. They dropped down in front of Splinter and the other 3 turtles who had surprised looks.

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Marvel Iron Age: Doom chapter 1, Rebirth

(Read Wide Awake before this)

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Victor Von Doom wakes in a cold sweat on a cot in an exam room. He looks around and sees Dr. Essex sitting in the corner staring at a data pad, "Sinister, where am I?" Essex looks up, "Its about time you woke up."

He explained, "Project Wide Awake had you dropped into a hell dimension, luckily the current leadership owes me favors. Hellstorm brought you to me and I went to work." Sinister tossed Doom a hand mirror.

Doom brought it up to his face and was shocked, "My face? You've restored my original face." Sinister grinned, "Body too, I cloned your original body and transferred your mind to it." Doom was curious, "Why?"

Sinister stood up, "Three reasons, 1. There is not one living person on Earth whose ever seen your true face, we can't even find a photo of you beyond the age of 12, 2. Your relationship with Ferrum has made you a terrific distraction which has until recently allowed me the level of freedom required for my research and finally using a direct genetic match made the transfer process so much easier."

Sinister tossed him some clothing, "One of my assistants will show you to your room for the night, I will explain the situation further when I return."

5 hours later

Essex walks into a lab and sees Doom finishing something with a machine, "Busy?" Doom doesn't look at him, "Just removing your genetic control system from my body, the fifth redundancy was somewhat tricky but the rest could use some improvements." Sinister shrugged, "Had to give it a try." Doom turned,"I would have been offended if you hadn't."

Sinister pointed to the door," I have something to show you, your current body is actually the second clone of you." As they entered another room Doom saw his body in a 3 piece suit and tie staring blankly at him. Sinister smiled, "Allow me to introduce the Governor of Maryland Victor Dominick, I made him as a bit of a joke several years ago, virtually mindless and being controlled by nanites of my own design. I've been using him to run the state without having to deal with the mundane politics. This is your new secret identity for the time being."

Doom glared at him, "Do you really expect me to volunteer to be your pawn?" Sinister shook his head,"I was thinking of this as a mutually beneficial arrangement, you'll get your vengeance, I'll get that buffoon to focus his attention else where while I do my work." Doom replied, "So Stryfe and I continue to play cat and mouse so he doesn't notice the snake in the grass?" Sinister grinned,"Exactly."

Doom nodded, "So who is responsible for what happened to my country? If Stryfe could've done it he wouldn't have waited so long." Sinister nodded,"Little Ms. Marvel has decided to start playing our game. Shall we show her how its done properly?"

(To be continued)

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Marvel Iron Age: One Shot, John

Castle Doom, Latveria 2028

A man stares in horror at his hands,"What did you do to me?" Doom stands above him, "I did what any one would do to an unruly dog, I curbed you."

He looked up in fear,"I'm human now?" Doom stepped closer, "Not quite, but you are far closer to human than to what you were. There is a price for meddling in the affairs of Doom." He then motioned for guards to enter, "I want an example made of him, find a tree nearest to our western border and nail him to it."

1 week later

An elderly man is driving along an old dirt road in the northwestern forest of Latveria and notices a man hanging from a tree looking half starved and dehydrated. The man stops and grabbed a pair of pliers from a tool box in the back of his truck and uses them to remove the nails from the hung man's wrists and feet and then helps him to the truck asking in Russian, "What is your name?" He sees a book laying on the seat between them by John Steinbeck and says, "My name is John."

1 year later Berlin, Germany

John sits on a street corner staring at his feet when a stops in front of him and asks in German,"Hey man, how would you like to make some money?" John looks up, "I don't swing that way buddy." The man shakes his head, "Trust me if I was looking for that I wouldn't need to pay, and frankly I could do better." John laughs as he stands up, "You got a name?" The man grins,"Not at the moment." John nods.

Later that night

The mysterious man tells John,"All you have to do is walk in and drop off this case, I'll pay you when you come out." John strolls into the air port and heads toward the drop location and leaves the case as several men with guns surround him, One man yells at him,"On the floor." John rolls his eyes and starts to walk away when one of them grabs his arm to stop him. He looks him in the eyes,"You sure you want to do this?" The man looks into his eyes and hesitates.

John drove his thumb into the man's eye and takes his gun putting 2 bullets in the man who'd ordered him to the floor and causing a panic in the airport, in the commotion one of the gunmen sneaks away from the rest of the group with the case as John disappears in the crowd. An hour later he sits at a table across from the man who sent him into the air port,"You owe me some money." The man looked shocked, "Wasn't really expecting you to make it back."

John nodded,"I knew that before I went in, you're still going to pay me though." The man paid him then introduced himself, "I am Lars Tiboldt, and you are?" He answered,"John." As he took a cigarette from Lars' pack on the table.

For the next few years John made a name for himself throughout Europe as a man who could get things done, he left when Doom started gathering nations and forming New Latveria. He quickly became their go to man for eliminating problems that needed to be taken out quietly. Eventually Meeting the Chairman of Ferrum in person.

(This story picks up in

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Marvel Iron Age: Starjammers chapter 1

The Sol System near Mars

Hal set the ship on auto pilot as the crew explored the ship. They found full barracks big enough to house a few dozen soldiers along with many private quarters for various officers. Each member chose a room and dropped off their things. They moved on to an observation deck, Abomination stared off at the stars like a child. 7 and Hal went down to the engineering section to familiarize themselves with it.

Dal and Fry went to get accustomed to the weapons. David, Sam and Molly found a kitchen but were worried when they couldn't find any food storage when the Professor chimed in over a P.A., "The ship is equipped with food replication technology. Ferrum found it would be much more efficient if the ship didn't need to stop to restock food and drink supplies." Sam looked at the machine, "Sounds a bit like Star Trek to me." The Professor chimed in again, "It is programmed with more than 5 million recipes."

As the crew gathered on the bridge they assessed the situation 7 began, "This ship is an amalgamation of the work of several of the greatest minds Earth has to offer, along with the Shi' Ar, Kree and even Skrull tech. It will take some time to figure it all out but the ship's computer has been very helpful." The computer chimed in,"I would prefer it if you called me Professor." 7 started to say something but David cut him off, "The Professor controls our air and food supply so I suggest we call him what ever he likes." The rest of the crew agreed.

Dal added, "We're equipped with some top of the line weapons, We have one of the most powerful cannons I've ever seen on a cruiser and the side arms are impressive. We are well protected even if something manages to penetrate our external shielding the ship itself should be impervious to standard fighters so as long as we don't encounter any war ships we should be fine."

Hal finished up the meeting, "This is home for the time being, we're a small crew which means more work for everyone. Get some rest while you can we have a long road ahead."

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Marvel Iron Age: One Shot, T floor

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Ed Gold and a young lab tech named Bill Smith wait outside an elevator. Bill is looking over a cart he'd brought with him to make sure everything Dr. Essex had requested was there, "What's on T floor? I've never seen it on any order forms or building schematics." Ed looks over to him,"No one but Essex knows for sure, he'll make us wear neural inhibitors in there and will more than likely do short term memory wipe on our way back. I know I've been down there 4 times but I couldn't tell you what I saw if I wanted to."

The door opened with Essex standing inside as Smith and Gold rolled the cart in. Essex entered a code into a wall pad and the elevator went down for what seemed like an hour in silence. When the doors opened Smith and Gold were surprised to see a massive mostly empty room. In the center there was a large humanoid creature shackled at the hands and feet. His mouth was muzzled and he was surrounded by 4 large plasma cannons aimed at him and set to fire if any of the shackles are opened. He glared at Essex with rage filled eyes as he pulled the cart over and lifted a large empty syringe tipped with an adamantium needle.

Sinister ordered Gold to activate a machine as he loaded the syringe into it and had Smith switch on the monitoring equipment. The machine inserted the needle into his arm having a little trouble breaking the skin. Sinister then turned on a pump that pulled a few quarts of blood out. He then ordered Smith to grab a stool and do a routine check to ensure the shackles and power inhibitor were working properly. When the young lab tech reached for the inhibitor the creature smashed his head into the young man's forehead killing him instantly to Ed's horror.

Sinister waved Ed on to finish the check as he spoke,"I know being held captive by a lowly Earthling like me must enrage you but lets be civil here." Sinister's hand hung above a button. Ed nervously finished his work as Sinister tossed the body of the young lab tech in a chute leading to an incinerator and beckoned Gold to follow him. The 2 entered the elevator as Ed looked back fearfully. As the doors closed Ed had a blank expression then looked to Sinister," Don't you usually bring 2 techs with you to T floor? " Sinister grinned ,"You do such a good job around here, I figured you could handle it on your own."

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Marvel Iron Age: One Shot, Creed 7

Maryland Institute, Annapolis 39 years ago

A young man named Ed Gold stands in an elevator leading to a sub basement. The doors open to a middle aged man named Steve Williams, with an apathetic look on his face, "You Gold?" Ed nods as he exits the elevator. Steve waves him on, "Welcome to Stalker section." Ed looks nervous,"Stalker section?" Steve rolls his eyes," They're Dr. Essex's personal mutant hunters, Ferrum's Hunter class soldiers don't generally bring enough of them back to get a decent genetic sample. Our job is to make sure they develop properly."

Steve walks him over to a massive row of man sized tubes filled with liquid, each holding an infant sized creature,"This is where you'll be working, its division 8, we just call them Creeds. We got one just about ready to come out, Series 3 number 7. You'll pull him out, implant his control chip and take him to the nursery. Make sure to wear the protective gear, these bastards tend to bite. I've seen them take out eyes before."

Ed quickly pulls on the gear as the liquid drains from the tube in front of him as Steve steps back. The new born Creed leapt from the tube knocking Ed down as a few others in protective gear came up laughing as they shot a net gun at the creature. Steve helps him up chuckling,"Sorry, man just a little joke. You won't be expected to get them out alone."

Ed dusts himself off as the others throw the Creed on a table, Steve picks up a small gun like device and shows Ed how to use it to implant the chips. After its activated the creature becomes docile as Ed pushes the table toward the Creed nursery with Steve following.

They enter a large room with various cages with many Creeds at different stages of development as Steve speaks,"They take 4 years to reach adulthood, they'll never get very smart but we give them some education so they'll know how to disarm opposition and take down those who may be more powerful than they are."

Steve leads Ed back out after dropping off the infant,"The rules are simple, don't get to close to them, those chips malfunction and they'll kill you without a moment's hesitation. Don't talk about any thing you see here to anyone outside the institute ever, under any circumstances. And above all else don't piss off Dr. Essex, he'll do worse than kill you."

Ed nervously looks up, "How was you're first week here?" Steve looks him in the eye,"It was the most horrifying 5 days of my life, but you get used to it eventually."

4 years later

Steve and Ed are inspecting a group of newly matured Creeds," Series 5 # 1 step forward." As Steve calls them up Ed checks them,"Height 7'2", Weight 330 lbs." "Series 3 #7 step forward. " "Height 7 even, Weight 315 lbs." "Series 2 #6 step forward..........."

Later

The group of Creeds stand awaiting orders, A large man with pale skin and an angry look on his face looked over them. His name is Lash.

He turns his back to them, "I'll be leading you animals on a mission. The doctor has decided to decommission Raven division, a group of them managed to escape termination. It's our job to track them down and finish them off, they're shape shifters so don't trust your eyes. You've been given a sample to get acquainted with their scent."

7 took it in but also took a long look at the hunk of flesh he was handed and noted a few details and even began extrapolating some physical traits before he was ordered to pass it on.

Several days later

7 was perched on a tree limb as were the rest of his group watching this particular path. A human looking man walked past barefoot, his scent was completely masked confusing the other Creeds but 7 noticed that his foot falls sounded different from the other humans that had walked by. He gave Lash the signal, he looked to the other Creeds to confirm but the rest had a baffled look. 7 sighed and pulled his knife hurling it into the man who instantly fell dead an changed to a blue skinned female.

Lash shook his head, "At least one of you is useful."

A week later

7 found himself alone with a Raven cornered in an abandoned building. Behind her was a Blue skinned child sobbing. The older Raven gave him a defiant look,"You got me, Okay. Just let her go." He stepped forward and the older one lost her nerve. He then stabbed her and looked down on the child. She curled up in the corner as he came closer. He found himself unable to kill her so he stepped back and told her,"Run away." The rest of the group arrived after the child had disappeared into the forest.

One of them pointed out they smelled another Raven aside from the one 7 had killed but he told them, "A krang dragged her off."

34 and a half years later

Dr. Essex personally selected a Creed with a remarkable success record for an important mission to track down the powerful psychic who was in charge of the spider resistance and attempt to acquire a genetic sample. He crouched down beside the doctor as the looked on a young member of the Spider resistance as he watched something on an antique lap top computer.

(this is continued in Hardy and Creed part 1)

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Marvel Iron Age: One Shot, Molly Creed

Fort Dodge Iowa Many years ago

9 year old Molly Creed lays down to sleep as her father Victor sits beside her. He was once one of the world's most vicious killers but now just a devoted father. He watches her sleep for a moment then hears the door of their temporary home open. He walks down cautiously then sees a man named Arnold Carpenter. Arnold follows victor up the stairs to meet Victor.

Victor looks in on Molly,"I know your people say her powers are what tamed me, but looking at her I don't know if I'd be any different without them." Arnold looks at the man, "you sure you want me to take her?" Victor nods, "The tin men are on to me, they'll be comin in force soon and I can't protect her." He walks back to the bed and leans in to kiss her on the forehead, he then pulls out a small injection device and shoots something in her neck,"The tranquilizer should keep her out for long enough to get pretty far away." Arnold nods and picks her up and the 2 men walk to his truck.

As Arnold starts the car Victor leans on his door,"Do me a favor?" Arnold looks up, "What's that?" Victor looks back at Molly,"Don't let her turn into me." Arnold looks back at her and nods. Victor handed him a letter for her then watched them drive off. He then walked back in the house, sat down and pulled up a cooler.

As the sun rose he heard the Iron soldiers approach as one entered he finished his beer and stood up. The soldier looked him over, "You gonna try to be a hero." Victor burst out laughing then looked at the soldier,"You really have no idea who I am do ya, boy." The rest of the soldiers rushed the place at the screaming of their comrade.

Half a state away Molly woke up in a cold sweat in the seat of Arnold's truck, "Where am I? Where's Daddy?" Arnold looked at her,"Your daddy's gotta fight and he wasn't sure he could win. I'm taking you to a safe place." She looked at him with tears welling up in her eyes,"Will I see him soon?" Arnold just kept driving.

The next day Arnold brought her into an old house, when they entered they heard a little girl yell,"Unca Arnie!" A 5 year old girl ran up to him and hugged his leg,"Molly, this is my niece. Her name is Martha." Molly barely looked at her but the girl came up to her and looked into her eyes and then giggled,"Unca, she's got brain powers too." An old woman who Arnold referred to as Madame Web wheeled herself into the room,"Yes she does, it's impressive that you can already tell at your age."

Arnold looked at her, "How you doing mom?" She smiled, "I'm 85 and in a wheel chair, how do you think I'm doing?" He shook his head and they started to laugh.

12 years later

Molly and Martha stand at Madame Web's grave. Martha laid down some flowers,"People have already took to calling me Madame, don't know how I feel about it." Molly looked over to her,"You'll make her proud, remember she said you'll be the presiding Madame when the new age of heroes begins." Martha nodded, "I've seen it, I've also seen the other Creeds." Molly glared,"Sinister's pets, they make a mockery of my father's name." Martha looked over,"One of them won't."

The girls walk back to the camp as it packs up when suddenly they hear a scream. They run to see where it came from and find a small boy cornered by some Krangs. Molly walks up to them and puts up her hand causing them to stop, she then steps toward them and gives them a pat on the head as they turn and walk away. The boy asks," What did you do?" She smiled at the boy,"I temporarily removed their killer instinct, without that krangs may as well be puppies." The boy stood up, "Could you do that with the Iron soldiers?" She shakes her head,"No but I could make the krangs eat'em up." He laughed and ran back to his family.

Martha smirked,"Still can't do humans?" Molly chuckled,"I'm working on it."

20 years later

Molly walk's into an abandoned library in Lincoln Nebraska, Martha looks up from her book, "Now that just ain't fair, I'm going grey and getting wrinkles and you still look 25 goddamn years old." Molly shrugs, "Good genes." The women stare hard at each other making the man sitting across from Martha uncomfortable. Suddenly they burst out laughing. Molly looked at the man,"Who's this?" Martha looked up,"This is Sam Hardy, his son Frank just came of age and wants to join the resistance, I think he wants me to talk him out of it." He stands up and Madame web introduces them,"Mr. Hardy allow me to introduce Ms. Creed." And for reasons neither understood Martha chuckled to herself as the man walked out.

Molly takes a seat,"What's that about." Martha shakes her head, "You'll get it in about 40 years." Molly sighs,"Okay, so what do you need me for?" Martha sat up, "I'm gathering the most powerful psionics I can find, to use as an energy boost." Molly looks curious,"Why?" Martha smiles, "We're going to implant an idea in Sinister's head. He's very good at blocking telepathy so we'll only get one shot, if we succeed it will eventually lead to discord between Sinister and the Iron army. Which will weaken both greatly."

Later that night Molly sits in a circle with Martha and several other psionic mutants. They're all hooked up to a machine said to be pieced together from Charles Xavier's Cerebro. A young woman stands in the center wearing a helmet that draws power from the others along with the machine. For a brief moment they all see into the mind of Nathaniel Essex, it is not a pleasant experience.

After it is over Molly looks at Madame Web,"What good can a smart Creed do us?" She answers you'll see. I'll need you back in 1 year, 6 months and 5 days. Give or take an hour."

Sometime later at Madame Web's appointed time

Molly and Martha sits by the machine as Molly asks, "What are we doing?" Martha hushes her,"Timing is critical, we have to do it at the exact moment the Creed's mind begins to develop." Molly starts to speak but for an instant is unable to. When it's over she asks,"What did you do to me?" Martha smiles,"We made a telepathic link that not even Sinister can break. When that Creed is set free, no matter where in the world he is if you call he'll come."

39 years later Tombstone, Arizona

Molly sits at a table across from Creed 7 and David Hardy as she hands 7 a letter from her father she looks to Martha,"Aah." David and 7 look at her curiously as Madame Web chuckles under her breath.

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Marvel Iron Age: One Shot, Agent Fry of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Kansas 10 years ago

Agent Augustus Holland sits crouched down on a hill over looking the make shift stadium known as the Goblin Grind whispering into a comm,"Quartermain just loves giving me ulsers." The voice on the other end replies, "What's he done now?" Holland sneers,"He's gone and gotten captured by Goblins, they have him in their arena, If I were smart I'd let one of their monsters eat him." He looks back to his crew,"Willis, you think we can avoid starting a war here?"

The Grind an hour later

The announcer yells over a loud speaker," We got something real special for yo tonight folks. A genuine agent of Shield. Lets see how the super spy stacks up against the Brick."

A rusty gate swings open to a jeering crowd as a somewhat short man with red hair and a matted beard steps out. He looks rears back and spits into the front row showing nothing but contempt for the crowd. He looks over to Agent Max Quartermain and yells, "I guess we gotta dance for the monkeys, you ready?"

Max sighs, "As ready as I'm ever gonna be." The chains drop and the marches toward Max.

In the stands Agent Willis leans over to Holland,"Why do they have him fighting some random guy? I thought they feed people to monsters here." Holland not even looking at him, "You can't always trust your eyes."

In the pit the short man introduces himself, "Name's Fry." He then takes a swing at Quartermain but the agent ducks and throws an upper cut. Max yelled in pain as his fist connected to Fry's iron hard jaw. Fry then punches him in the gut causing him to fall down as he talks,"Yeah, my body's as hard as granite, that's why they call me the brick. They ain't very bright."

He then yanks Max to his feet. The agent jumps back as Fry takes another swing, He caught his arm and flipped him to the ground and made a run for the stands to attempt escape. A guard hit him with a cattle prod as Fry got to his feet. Quartermain dodged as Fry swung, "Look, secret agent guy, I don't want to do this any more than you so we may as well get it over with." Max looked at Fry's restraint collar as he picked up a small piece of broken metal from the ground,"Fine by me." He then leapt at Fry and jammed the metal into the collar disabling it.

Fry stepped back and felt the broken collar and pulled it off. A hateful smile came over him.

In the stands Holland saw the look in Fry's eye, "Awe hell."

Fry leapt into the front row as the audience started running, Holland looked to the agents with him,"Well there's our opening." The guard ran up to Fry hitting him with their cattle prods as he swatted them away. Holland and his crew jumped down in the pit and tossed Max a gun. Holland yelled at him,"Get a move on." Max started to follow then stopped and looked up at Fry fighting the guards. Holland looked back and sighed,"Fine, Willis, do your thing." Agent Willis gleefully lifted his rifle and shot down several of the guards running toward Fry. The short man jumped back down in the pit and followed the agents out taking Max's gun and shooting the locks off a cell holding a very large angry looking monstrosity that pounced on the Goblins pursuing the group. They managed to get out and ran for their transport. As they hopped in Fry looked at Holland,"Can I catch a ride?" Holland nodded.

Shield North American H.Q. 1 week later

Holland stands in front of a window looking down at Agent Quartermain talking with Fry. Carol Danvers sits at her desk, "You sure about that man." Holland nodded, "He may not be much good at cloak and dagger stuff but he's a fighter, we need that. Maybe if we pair him up with Quartermain I won't have to keep fishing him out of trouble."

On board the Starjammer, present

Agent James Fry sits in the med bay, Molly Creed is bandaging up the scar where his eye used to be as he has a conversation over his comm, "If I go then maybe I can work out a deal, Kree weapons gotta be helpful." The voice on the other ends angrily replies,"We have a lot going on...." Fry nods,"Yeah and you can't spare a ship to come pick up one agent out in the cold any way, if I go I can do some good and maybe bring back a better tool for for taking out the tin men." The comm goes silent for a moment, "Fine, I'm too busy to deal with this, just try not to get yourself killed." Fry grins,"Thanks boss."

As he turns off his comm Molly looks concerned, "Your right eye is gone." Fry looks up,"Sh*t happens, gimme a patch. We are on a pirate ship after all."

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