The Danger Room Paradox

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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.

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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: in Welcome to Night Vale, it’s ...not that welcoming for Topaz, Nica, Miles, Jubilee and Warren; the local library serves as a good place to hide, minus the librarians; 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.

Minecraft: Kyle and Terry arrive in a strange place that appears to be made of the color orange and cubes, and incidentally they are also made of cubes; Darcy and Bobby are also in a world of cubes, although theirs is more floral and forested, and Bobby identifies the world as Minecraft; Terry and Kyle explore, offer commentary on the weirdness of their environment, and accidentally discover they can make things; they also discover that they can not only talk to people nearby, but to each other - which is a surprise since they're scattered all over what seems to be an infinitely large world; Bobby has set the others to making things, and nobody but him likes it, and Clarice is especially displeased; Darcy discovers that when you die, you lose your stuff - but not your life - and that she might be able to hack Minecraft with her powers, maybe, if Bobby could just remember any of the in game cheat commands; Bobby is the only one who knows anything about this game, but he has a theory about how they might get to go home; It turns out Bobby's plan involves more of the same - digging, farming, building; Kyle and Terry and Darcy make food - and Darcy reports that she can't cheat them home by command-killing the dragon; poor Clarice - she's gotten all the teleporting of a Minecraft Enderman and all the downsides too, like not wanting to be looked at, and Terry and Clarice make armor and conversation; Bobby explains enchanting weapons to Kyle, and Kyle does not turn himself into a parrot; it turns out some of their powers do work in this weird Minecraft world, they just have to be clever about it; having found what they need, the group is sent down to dig obsidian and build a portal; the team goes through their portal - and finds the way home.

Star Wars: A long time ago in a galaxy far away... Kevin, Bobbi, Wanda, Sooraya, Maya and Amanda are a group of Rebels infiltrating an Empire prison planet, with no idea of their true identities or that this is all a fiction; after their ‘crash landing’, the group follows former-slave-convict-now-thief Aola’Toor into the prison; o far, so good - the group manage 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 are captured by Imperial troops and it is revealed the traitor has betrayed them. the former Sith is killed in the fight and the rest of the group are placed in a cell. Tara’s body is hauled away to be transported back to her Inquisitor father while the Imperial Commander informs Kevin that his deal will not be honoured and Lord Vader has requested a personal meeting with him when he is sent to Coruscant. However, he doesn't notice Kevin's Astromech droid access the base controls, freeing the others. Meanwhile, Wanda is very much alive as the former Sith kills her escourt and moved to rejoin the others. As they meet up near the hangers after their escape, the Rebels fight their way out to a shuttle, and off the planet. Kevin reveals that the holocron they stole had been replaced with a fake, so that they had the real one with them to successfully complete their mission. Two strangers turn up in the shuttle while they’re in hyperspace

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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