Gotham City 21 Genesis: Chapter #2~Scarecrow's Council (Work in progress, NOT FINISHED< NOT EVEN HALF FINISHED)
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Scarecrow drummed his fingers as the minutes ticked by. Just before the clock has struck 11, his villains had assembled in the sanctum. Scarecrow smiled underneath his mask as he surveyed his team. If ever there was a squad capable of carrying out his mission for worldwide fear, it was this group. He had his basic heavy hitters in Parasite and Rhino. The heavier ones like Doomsday, Mephisto and the Anti-Monitor himself were under his constant mind control device, funded by Lex Luthor. As he turned to face the megalomaniac, Luthor looked down with a look of meekness and fear. No matter what Luthor might have said, it was clear who had the true power in this team. Other members included fearsome assassins like Sabretooth, Crossbones, Hank Henshaw and Metallo. And then there was his twisted love...Typhoid Mary. Apart from Luthor, Scarecrow's imperial partners included Dr Doom, Wilson Fisk and Blackheart. A few others had made his ranks, but these were his elite members.
"Fellow Regime members...There is no doubt that contrary to what you've been telling me...There are heroes out there. Emma Frost has confirmed that the one known as "Spider-Man" is not only alive, but has allied himself with 3 individuals formerly of..."More lenient" sets of morals."
Otto Octaviushad begun to sweat. Truth be told, he was one of the members who often times questioned allying themselves with a Regime so brutal. Contrary to the public image, there were villains on this team that didn't necessarily want to be here. They were just smart enough to know that nothing would stop Scarecrow. The man killed Batman for Christ's sake. And the next steps of his plan were ingenious in a...Savage sort of way. Knowing that the elimination of Spider-Man was his responsibility, he spoke up.
"Mr. Crane, Spider-Man's...Immaturity means that whatever team he has assembled probably won't be lasting very long, especially a team of former villains."
Crossbones rolled hie eyes. He had suspected from the beginning that Dr. Octopus didn't belong among the Regime, and his obvious sympathy towards Spider-Man only enforced that idea. "Otto, we're not talking about a kid here. We've managed to kill Batman, Hal Jordan, the Fantastic Four and even ol' Supes himself. The fact that he's still alive makes him a threat...And threats like him need a public execution."
Scarecrow laughed sinisterly, clapping to Crossbones comment. "Right you are Brock. Worse still, it has come to my attention that Grodd, Harley and Ivy aren't the only allies Spider-Man has consoled. My goons have been completely inept the past week, claiming to have been bested by costume wearing vigilantes. Even Doomsday wasn't able to take out Sinestro's new Corps. The solution? Draw them in like any dumb animal...Bait."
Scarecrow handed a green vile to a smiling Lex Luthor, as he walked up to his view of Metropolis. The air was filled with pollution, the unhappy citizens below lowering their head in fear that Scarecrow's spies or drones were watching them. "Luthor here has devised a most ingenious plan to draw in the heroes like flies...Inside this vile is a parasite mutagen. Infecting a highly populated area, and the heroes will have no choice but to come out and save their precious city. Try a hospital or something, they're bound to be drawn in."
Scarecrow snapped his fingers as his elite death squad stood up in a uniform pose. These men were known as the Crow's Gallery; a.k.a Crossbones, mind-controlled Doomsday, Metallo and Cyborg Superman.
"The whole business should be done with by tomorrow. Hroo Hraa!!!"