OOC: So I decided to post this early because I'll be pretty busy this weekend.
Standing in front of a giant monitor is Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD.
“Is everything set, Dugan?”
Dum Dum Dugan: “Yes it is, Colonel. You’re officially patched through.”
The monitor activates and begins showing live feeds of people from various locations.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like personally welcome all of you to the annual Multiverse Affairs Conference. First, I would like to take this time to thank you all for agreeing to this conference. I know you are all busy with your agendas, so it means a lot to me to see you here.
Now the reason I scheduled this conference is because of a new initiative I would like to propose. As we all know, our biggest issue in our past conferences has always been how to control the criminals of our universes. Ranging from low-level to omega-level threats, our villain numbers seem to rise each year. If we do not put some sort of proactive approach into stopping it, then this ‘villain infestation’ will only worsen.
Therefore, I would like to suggest a project I would like to call the Thunderbolt Initiative. It’s quite simple really. Phase 1 of my plan will have numerous SHIELD strike teams enter your universes and apprehend your villains.”
J. Gander Hooter (From Darkwing Duck): “Now wait just a second, Fury. What makes you so certain your strike teams can even capture the supervillains of the multiverse?”
M (From James Bond; the female version): “Mr. Hooter has a point. Various universes are home to psychics, demons, and oversized robots who can disguise themselves as vehicles to name a few. Have you taken that into account?”
“Don’t think I haven’t thought about that, ma’am. We at SHIELD have meticulously planned this out. The teams we send out have been certified and trained to face whatever threat comes at them. Telepaths, mystics, aliens. You name ‘em, we got ‘em on our team.”
The Chief (From Carmen Sandiego): “Ok, say you were able to capture our villains. Then what?”
“Well, then we enter Phase 2. Captured villains will be transferred to our new state-of-the-art facility called the Vault. Our new prison will be located in a pocket dimension. So even if they escape the Vault, the chances of escaping the pocket dimension are slim to none.
Once in the Vault, the villains will go through a rigorous rehab program. If they manage to succeed, they will also have an opportunity to join our SHIELD super hero unit or a full pardon and a new life.”
Hawk (From G.I. Joe): “And if they don’t succeed?”
“Then we enter Phase 3. We transfer them to the underground prison called the Raft where they will be mind-wiped and given a new identity. They then become new members of our super hero unit.”
Sarge Steel (From DC): “Are you insane Fury?! Do you know how unethical this whole ‘initiative’ of yours is?!”
“Perhaps we should discuss ethics with the Suicide Squad then?”
Steel: “That’s a different function and you know it, Fury! What you’re doing is borderline evil! I will not take part in this!”
“I figured you would back out of this. That’s why I spoke with your higher-ups about this, and they sided with me.”
“They also said if you don’t agree to it, then you will be relieved of your duties effective immediately.”
Two men then appear behind Sarge Steel.
Steel: “This isn’t over Fury!”
“Don’t think I left the rest of you folks out of this. I too spoke to each and every one of your higher-ups and received their approval. So if you do not want to abide by the new initiative, then you can join Mr. Steel in the unemployment office tomorrow morning. Do I have any takers?”
Silence from the congregation.
“Good. Now before I conclude this conference, there was an important part of the project I wanted to explain before I was so rudely interrupted by Mr. Steel. You see, I am a fair man, and I do want to give our villains a chance at earning a new life for themselves. This rehab program the villains will participate in is not just any normal program. It’s more than that. I guess you can call it a little game that I thought of…..”
6 MONTHS LATER….
Inside a pocket universe sits the Vault. To say the Thunderbolt Initiative was a success would be a huge understatement. Villains from all over the multiverse now call the Vault their home. Standing proudly within the Vault is Nick Fury.
“Begin Phase 2.”
A group of unique individuals are then escorted to the main room of the Vault.
You are now free to post your prologues (optional of course). If you choose to post a prologue, the only guideline you have to stick by is that at the end of the prologue, you are arrested by the SHIELD Strike Team. Remember, they have been trained to catch you! (Creativity counts!)
The first kill we be posted on Wednesday 11 PM ET.