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-Time Set: Present
Use this scene to move from the massive ambush attack at the hospital to either Assault on Castle Doom in the Past, or Stopping the Bomb in the Present.
The heroes are battered after being ambushed twice in one night. Just as they seem to be getting the upper hand against the horde of B-List bad guys, the mastermind behind the plot appears. Lucia Von Bardas apparently survived the incident in Latveria. Now she has assembled this cast of minor characters in a plot to get retribution against Nick Fury and his meddling.
Roleplay out the monologue however you see fit. Keep in mind that very few of the characters will have any knowledge of who Lucia is, or what she’s so mad about. Even the few that do remember might not recognize her. Her former beauty has been lost in the bionic implants that are both keeping her alive, and giving her powers.
Here are the main points of her raving in the comics:
During this scene, the heroes will not have a chance to use recovery actions. They can, however, attempt to cause Emotional or Mental stress to Lucia before combat resumes. She is beyond reasoning with, but can be goaded and mocked which will serve to increase her stress level. This means that when combat resumes the player will already have her stress dice that they will be able to include in their attack rolls.
At the end of this Transition Scene the players will have a decision to make. Spend the necessary PP to unlock Assault on Castle Doom in the Past, or continue in the Present and move into the Stopping the Bomb Action Scene.