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The Danger Room Paradox
Dates run: December 16, 2018
Run By: Rossi, written by Dex
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Quote from the plot

A glitch while modifying the Danger Room results in a quantum event that impacts the whole mansion.


Garrison Kane, Everett Thomas, Susan Storm, Hank McCoy, Reed Richards

Harry Potter: Alex Summers, Angelo Espinosa, Hope Abbott, Jean-Phillipe Colbert, Marie-Ange Colbert, Stephen Strange

The Last of X: Felicia Hardy, Jean Grey, Laurie Collins, Natasha Romanoff, Rachel Kinross-Dayspring, Rahne Sinclair, Xavin Majesdane

Welcome to Night Vale: Alison Blaire, Jubilation Lee, Miles Morales, Monica Rambeau, Topaz, Warren Worthington

Minecraft: Bobby Drake, Clarice Ferguson, Darcy Lewis, Kyle Gibney, Theresa Cassidy

Star Wars: Amanda Sefton, Barbara Morse, Kevin Sydney, Maya Lincoln-Lopez, Sooraya Qadir, Wanda Maximoff

The Illiad: Clea Lake, Kurt Sefton, Logan, Meggan Szardos, Sharon Friedlander, Tyrone Johnson


December 16, 2018

Plot Summary

As part of their new cooperative relationship with the Avengers following Fear in the Dark, Tony Stark provided the X-Men with some SHIELD tech to upgrade the Danger Room. One quiet Sunday, Garrison, Everett, Sue, Reed and Hank set about installing the upgrades. At first, all seemed to go well. But then some kind of quantum energy accident resulted in the inhabitants of the mansion disappearing. The science team were able to track them down... they had been integrated into the Danger Room's programming, trapped in a series of scenarios. In order to escape, they had to complete the objective for each one:

The Illiad: Meggan, Sharon, Ty, Kurt, Clea and Logan were dropped into the middle of the Greek camp and had to quickly take stock of the situation without being discovered. Fortunately, a hapless soldier stumbled out of his nearby tent; after questioning him, the group realised they somehow had ended up on the beaches below the city of Troy during the Trojan War, and the question became how to back to their own reality. The group split into two smaller groups, with Sharon and Logan off to cause the biggest distraction they could while the others worked on getting to the walls of Troy. Meggan and Clea split off from Kurt and Ty and faced off against Aetenor and Dolon, respectively; in the open plains below the city of Troy, Sharon and Logan, dressed in the battle gear, caused a ruckus and faced off against Hector and Aeneas, heroes of legend. Kurt and Ty breached the walls of Troy in whatever shape or form they could, then went back for the others. With the walls of Troy been breached, the group scrambled to get back together, in order to avoid being killed, or left behind.

In the Danger Room, Team!Science manage to haul back the group from The Illiad, but it wasn't the gentlest ride, and Garrison and Ev came up with the solution of going to fetch each group themselves, to avoid further risk of injury.

Harry Potter: Angelo, Alex, Hope, Marie-Ange, Jean-Phillipe and Stephen found themselves de-aged to young teens and trapped in the Harry Potter universe. First they were trapped in the Devil's Snare vines, then there was a troll, which Jean-Phillipe defeated with the Crucio curse. Angelo used his flying squirrel trick to grab a flying key in the second test. For the third test, Hope was electrocuted by Jean-Phillipe in order for her to become a 'ghost' and phase through a wall to obtain the answer to a riddle. The death was only temporary, however, with Marie-Ange and Alex performing CPR and reviving her. The last challenge required information from all of them, with Stephen going to face Quirrel/Voldemort. A warning from Marie-Ange's precog led her to follow Stephen and kill Quirrel before Voldemort could destroy Stephen, and the group were retrieved from the scenario by Garrison and Everett - with the help of the Philosopher's Stone.

Minecraft: Kyle, Terry, Darcy, Clarice, and Bobby end up in a world made of blocks, which Bobby identifies as Minecraft. Terry and Kyle set out to explore and discover the weirdness that is the Minecraft world, including that they can make things and that they can communicate with the others despite the distance between them. Darcy is killed by a Creeper, but doesn't actually die - she just loses all of her stuff. Clarice, unluckily for her, has the teleportation powers of Endermen, but also a lot of their quirks, which include not wanting to be looked at. Darcy also discovers that she can use her powers to hack the game and use command cheats, except Bobby (the only person with extensive knowledge of the game) can't remember commands. He does come up with an idea to get them home, however - building a portal. Unfortunately, that involves a lot more digging and rocks and farming and crafting. And enchanting. No one is particularly impressed with their circumstances, but they manage to build a portal the Nether, where Kane and Everett collect them and get them out of the blocky world.

Star Wars: A long time ago in a galaxy far away... Kevin, Bobbi, Wanda, Sooraya, Maya and Amanda were a group of Rebels infiltrating an Empire prison planet, with no idea of their true identities or that this was all a fiction. After their ‘crash landing’, the group followed former-slave-convict-now-thief Aola’Toor into the prison and managed to get to the strong room and retrieve their prize - a rare Jedi holocron with instructions how to build a lightsaber. With this holocron, Rebel Luke Skywalker would be in position to replace the one lost on Bespin. However, they were captured by Imperial troops and it was revealed the former Jedit traitor had betrayed them. the former Sith was killed in the fight and the rest of the group are placed in a cell. Tara’s body was hauled away to be transported back to her Inquisitor father while the Imperial Commander informed Kevin that his deal would not be honoured and Lord Vader had requested a personal meeting with him on Coruscant. However, he didn't notice Kevin's Astromech droid access the base controls, freeing the others. Meanwhile, Wanda was very much alive as the former Sith killed her escort and moved to rejoin the others. As they met up near the hangers after their escape, the Rebels fought their way out to a shuttle, and off the planet. Kevin revealed that the holocron they stole had been replaced with a fake, so that they had the real one with them and had successfully completed their mission. Then, inexplicably, two strangers turned up in the shuttle while they’re in hyperspace - Garrison and Everett, who yanked them all back to real life.

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The Last of Us: Laurie, Xavin, and Felicia have been dropped into an unknown location in what appears to be the middle of winter and will have to determine what's going on and who else is there, while in another spot nearby, Jean, Rahne, and Natasha are going through the same thing; the group now seeks shelter, clues to what has happened to the world, and where exactly they are, amd another question that looms large is why Natasha has a note indicating they need to go to Baltimore; food must be found, no matter how unpleasant the job is and after narrowly escaping a zombie ambush where Rahne is bitten, the group establishes camp in an abandoned house and have split up to find transportation and supplies; after a restless night in the abandoned house, the group leaves in the large SUV they've managed to start up and provision, as the faster the progress they make to Baltimore the better; as it gets toward sundown, the group decides to seek shelter again for the night, as they don't know the hunting patterns of the zombies and they need to look for more supplies for Rahne and for themselves.; Rachel has joined their group amidst their escape, and the consensus had been to get this place in Baltimore as fast as possible to save Rahne, who's stuck in an between state of werewolf and not, and avoid any more close calls; while the group debates what to do for Rahne, a solution arrives from an unexpected place.

Welcome to Night Vale: Finding themselves in Welcome to Night Vale and discovering it was not that welcoming, Topaz, Nica, Miles, Jubilee and Warren decided on Topaz and Nica's advice, that the local library would serve as a good place to hide, minus the librarians. Miles was horrified to find he had become the group’s various issues, along with an Angel tagalong, help them get through town and find Cecil’s boyfriend; Cecil has been taken by a Librarian, so our heroes go in to save him; an overload of Alison's powers saves the day.

Everyone retrieved, Team!Science gets down to shutting things down for good; Cecilia makes a journal entry saying I told you so.

Dec 17 - Felicia posts to her Instagram to let people know she’s alive, but pissed off. The Danger Room Paradox: Topaz texts Ty and Hope about her adventures in Night Vale and her lack of magic there; Miles is relieved to have his normal body back; Marie-Ange asks X-Force to check in after the Danger Room incident; Darcy never wants to hear Minecraft zombies again. Clarice complains about the cost of private islands.

Dec 18 - The Danger Room Paradox: Maya boasts about being a Star Wars hotshot pilot; Laurie texts Kyle about arguing with Jean about wanting to cut into Natasha’s head to cure the zombie virus; Terry texts Kyle to let him know Minecraft doesn’t count as a second date.

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Plotrunner: Rossi, with help from Frito, Zoila, Sam, Dex and Zippit

Plot written by Dex

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