|Moment of Awesome - Maya Lincoln-Lopez/Echo: As part of the group acting as heavy hitters against magical demons, Maya starts off in that time-honoured role... bait.
"Save me from earnest do-gooders."
Maya sighed and closed her eyes for a moment, reaching for the memory of how her powers worked. She'd been practicing for so long now that it had almost if not quite, become second nature. She normally kept everything behind a door, better to not randomly start attacking people who just startled her but right now she needed that door open. At least this was a physical fight, she'd been getting really damn tired of the DangerRoom sessions that took away her advantage and kept throwing distance assholes at her.
Sure, it made her need to think, rather than just react, and gave her a fundamental understanding of good strategy, but she wasn't going to be telling Garrison that. He might think she was a reasonable human being or something, which would just be damn weird.
"Do I at least get to punch something while I'm being bait?"
"These things, if one of them gets near enough you can punch it as much as you want." Angelo glanced at her, then back to the creatures. "Not sure getting their blood on you would be the greatest idea, but apart from that."
As soon as the process ended, Shogo threw the stabilizers on and stuck out his arms, coming to a stop and hovering in the air.
Light It Up Like Dynamite!
"Let's do this."
“A magical girl transformation? Really?”
Maya rolled her eyes at Shogo’s power up before turning her eyes on the monsters closing in. She stepped out in front, giving them an arrogant ‘come hither’ hand movement. She was to draw them in close enough so that Shogo and Angelo could knock them down. Her powers made her defense fast, supernatural almost. Of the three of them, she was the best at brawling even if she was exquisitely squishy up against stronger mutants.
Angelo had shielded his eyes from the sudden burst of light with a visor of skin, but pulled that back in now and grinned as the monsters started taking the bait beautifully. Just an inch or two closer and... there. He lashed out with ten strips, wrapping around the creatures' necks and arms and holding them back from retreating. "All yours, Dynamite."
"I get another code name?" Shogo asked, sounding less happy about it than he had been about the first one. "But I liked White Rabbit! See, I even put it on my armor and everything!"
He gestured at the spot above his heart, where his normal logo had been replaced by a smirking white bunny face. "Suit's technopathic," he offered by way of not actually an explanation. "Responds to thoughts."
Then he noticed the lasso full of shadow demons.
"Oh! Right!" Then he stuck out an arm and let the nanites convert extra material into missiles. "The mission. That thing. Fire in the hole!"
And then the missiles fired.
Maya ducked slightly as the missiles moved over her head, before leading with an upper-cut to a demon who had gotten a little closer and then paused as Shogo did his thing. She had to say, having a loud and obnoxious teenager from the future was definitely making her days better. It helped that he was also nice to look at, not that she would tell him that, and the distraction it granted meant this whole bait thing was turning out quite well.