Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 440: Trevor's Terrible Time Travel Tropes

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Date: February 23rd, 2008
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is where they... usually are at HQ. Metal Man's sitting around, perusing the few bits of information Dragoshi got. Unfortunately, most of them are pretty much useless to him. He sighs.
Chancé is cooking... hmm..
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak is still working on his stuff; Aribar would have been seen fully recovered from his electrical experience.
Chancé is cooking Carrots, Onions, Chicken, Mushrooms, and some love stir-fry.
Deloth wonders what to peruse at the library... probably nothing, since he only has 20 coins in his pocket...
Metal Man (GM): You make proper stir-fry. Stir Fry: Recovers 40 HP. Somewhat spicy.
Chancé: "Hmm, better than a brick." *He Tupperwares it and heads to the big room.*
Digifanatic is unsure what to do...so he stops by and talks to Chancé. "I hope whatever we had to defeat will go down quick. I'm looking forward to a proper tournament."
Deloth: "Man... things get boring when you're almost broke. I could sell these bottles... but then I might need them."
Chancé: "You never know Digi."
Deloth: "Oh, well, I..." *sniff sniff* "...I smell something tasty." *heads towards Chance and his stir-fry*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi is in R&R. pretty much boredly examining various stuff he's acquired. :/*
Chancé: "Hmm.. Deloth, I want to test something on you..." *He heads back to the kitchen.*
Deloth: *looking into the kitchen cautiously* "Test what?"
Digifanatic: *text Dexing Deloth* "Accept his offer...but watch out. This guy is trying to learn from an ex-Quester who's worked with aphrodisiacs and gender-swapping ingredients."
Chancé: "Not much.."
Deloth: *text Dex Digi* "...You have to be kidding me."
Digifanatic: *Text Dex* "Just don't tell me you weren't warned, alright?" *hangs up*
Chancé pulls out the carrots and candy canes out of the fridge and combines them in the blender.
Deloth: "...Okay, well, I want EXACT descriptions of what's in it and what you expect it to do."
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm screwed.)
Chancé: "It's a new desert, Candied Carrots!"
Deloth: "..."
Deloth: "...What could POSSIBLY make you think that peppermint and carotene could be a good flavor combination?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a carrot candy cane shake. Restores 15 HP. Only for people who don't object to the taste. May potentially do something else. If you think hard enough.
Chancé: "I wanted you to try it, I think you have the widest tried foods."
Deloth: "Well... okay, you have a point. But I still want to hear what you expect it to do first."
Chancé: "I think it should improve your vision slightly, and give you a mild sugar rush." *He hands Deloth the glass.*
Deloth cautiously takes a small sip. If it works, it'll be a new flavor sensation! If not, well... mistake #59,802.
Metal Man (GM): You attempt to take a small sip. Apparently the glass only goes all the way or nothing. So you either drink it all... or none of it. It smells weird to you, though.
Deloth: *Fine, I drink it all. Again, mistake #59,802...*
Metal Man (GM): You regain 15 HP. Boring?
Chancé: "Hmm."
Metal Man (GM): Anyway. All is peaceful until Kuja suddenly appears and is hit by a cake trap. Sort of. It flies through him but he reacts to it for a moment. It lands on the ground, unharmed. Items are weird like that. He is in the kitchen.
Digifanatic: .oO(Was tha...oh man...)
Kuja: "...I appreciate the greeting, but you must remember I am incorporeal."
Chancé: "SIMBER, can you pick up the cake?"
SIMBER: "Already done."
Chancé: "Thank you."
Deloth: *blandly* "Hiya, Kuja."
Kuja: "...I have come here to explain something I found. There is a hole in the fabric of space-time which leads to a formative time in which the people you fight now came together."
Chancé: "*dex* Deloth, how about a deal. From now on whenever I want to test something I play you 5 coins?"
Kuja: "I have sent you the coordinates. If you go there then perhaps you can figure out more about them... Of course, time travel is dangerous. That is why I give you the information. You can test time traveling via warping into a hole in the time-space continuum."
Chancé: "Then shall we go to Metal-man?"
Deloth: *Dex* "...Deal. But if you use some really screwy components like your mentor, I demand full disclosure of what's in them beforehand."
Chancé heads to Metal Man.
Deloth heads on to... wherever Metal is!
Kuja: "You shall, because I'm not sticking around to see what comes after that cake." He gets a shifty look and vanishes.
Chancé: *Dex* "Deal."
Digifanatic: *Is in the same room as Metal though not really eye to eye.*
Metal Man (GM): You look in R&R. Metal is in there.
Metal Man: "Hm?"
Digifanatic: *heads to R&R then*
Deloth: "Hey, Metal, Kuja mentioned something about a rip in the space-time continuum and he wants us to go find out about it."
Metal Man: "...O_o Where, exactly? Don't want to go to a time where everything is on fire."
Deloth: "Uh... he said he had uploaded the coordinates."
Metal Man: "I mean. Where in time? The coordinates I understand, but they don't say when."
Deloth: "When the Questers first formed, I think."
Chancé coughs. He mimicks what Kuja said. "...I have come here to explain something I found. There is a hole in the fabric of space-time which leads to a formative time in which the people you fight now came together."
Metal Man: "Why would we ever want to go there? ...We don't fight ourselves, Deloth."
Deloth: "...Oh, the other people."
Digifanatic: "In that case...that wouldn't--yeah. Kuja means Innotek, I believe."
Metal Man: "Well, then, that's pretty interesting. I'll open a warp, and keep another open as a backup. Warp room's open then."
Deloth: "Sorry about that, I wasn't listening too closely. I was focusing more on Chance's concoction of vegetables and sugar... anyways."
Deloth heads to the warp room.
Digifanatic: *Digi heads to the warp room and warps.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi heads to the warp room, following behind the others. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): You warp through time. It feels like being stretched. A lot. You then appear at a strange portion in time. You check your watches... 3 years ago. You've managed to appear on a ledge just out of sight. Some people are talking. Alan Shezar, Dr. Proctor, and a strange man are talking.
Alan: "So, this corporation, Innotek. It'll be the sequel to--"
???: "Shhh! People might hear us."
Alan: "What purpose is it being a sequel if we don't talk about it ever?"
???: "This is for the good of the people. We must work and we must not let anyone know what we came from."
Dr. Proctor: "I insist I get my own division and men with special uniforms."
???: "I thought I told you we don't know if you're even a real doctor..."
Dr. Proctor: "Sure I am!"
Alan: "Yeah, and you have the business sense of a rock."
Dr. Proctor: "Hmph."
???: "Now. Innotek is to continue where we left off with you know what. It is to be made in order to protect the universe."
Alan: "You mean yourself, don't you? Why do you hide your face anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): He reaches for a hood of the ???. ??? shoots him in the shin.
???: "No one must know who I am. It is for your own good."
Alan: "Ow... you're nuts, man. But I'll do it. If only for the technology you're going to lease to me."
Dr. Proctor: "Pah! I can make my own! I'm only in this because if it's made then my job will be very easy."
???: "This corporation is to never fight the Questers, either."
Alan: "Hah. Questers. They don't exist anymore."
Deloth: *thinking* "...Well, THAT'S new."
???: "You underestimate their inability to let things go."
Dr. Proctor: "Yeah. They're like me. Must hold on... to everything! Which is good. You people who give up are losers."
Alan: "Pft. I'll do as I want. You already signed."
???: "...So be it. But then I will not save you if they chase either of you."
Alan: "Like they'd be around to bother me. What's so evil about a power plant anyway?"
???: "The Questers do not take time to understand their allies. I do not think they will ever know what we're doing."
Dr. Proctor: "Not if you keep hiding your name and not telling us why you need a power plant with 99% the power of--"
???: "Sh."
Alan: "Well, anyway. Let's get out of here."
Metal Man (GM): You'd notice now that you're atop one of the many buildings of Toad Town. Eisnaught has been gone. Oddly, it has a crater in the distance. That wasn't there before. You can follow them; they left the door unlocked. What do you do?
Deloth: "Maybe we should look at that crater first... I don't recall that."
Chancé snaps pictures with his dex. *whisper* "I say we follow them for now."
Dragoshi: *Simply nods.*
Deloth: "Guess so... but I still want to look at that crater if possible."
Chancé follows quietly and carefully behind Dragoshi...
Digifanatic: *follows*
Deloth sneaks along behind the others.
Dragoshi: *Also quietly follows behind as well. whee*
Metal Man (GM): You open the glass doors and walk down the hallway. This building is strangely Eisnaught-like. It's Innotek's first HQ, apparently. Old signs have been surgically removed. You have no clue what they were. You're walking down the hallway, following the group. Along the way, an impatient Proctor mutters. ??? is mid-size, a bit wide, and has a limp. They almost make it to the elevator... ...When the elevator opens up, showing Doopliss wearing a crown, Klungo, and none other than Trevor.
Deloth: "..."
Doopliss: "Going somewhere?"
???: "No." *He abruptly walks away.*
Doopliss: "Wh-wh-wha? Come back here!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss walks around and takes three steps...
???: "I said... I wasn't going anywhere."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around and draws his gun, and shoots Doopliss' crown off his head, and then as it flies mid-air, he shoots it to bits.
???: "I have survived too much to listen to your... nonsense."
Metal Man (GM): He walks away. Doopliss stops.
Doopliss: "...What a wacko! I never seen anyone shoot like that in my life! Except maybe Phantom, or..."
Trevor: "Bah. Stop talking to yourself and tell them."
Doopliss: "Oh! Right."
Alan: "You're rather bad at being evil, you know that, don't you?"
Dr. Proctor: "We don't even need to hit you. Boss will shoot you to death if you harm us!"
Doopliss: "But... but... I need the 99% power plant! We need it to power a time machine to go back in time and destroy all traces of Charles Ma--"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* Doopliss is shot in the arm by ??? from across the hallway.
???: "Don't ever mention that name in my presence again."
Doopliss: "Ow! Well... you.... you..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes a step forward. Trevor, unimpressed, walks through Alan and Proctor and stops Doopliss.
Trevor: "He's not worth it. He will give us nothing."
Doopliss: "Sure he will! I just need to mimic him."
Trevor: "You cannot mimic the fact he saw you coming."
Alan: "Sheesh. I'm tired of listening to this nonsense."
Metal Man (GM): Alan walks off, shoving Klungo into the wall like he's a bag of potatoes.
Trevor: "Neither that man nor the psychopath has what we need. Doctor Proctor does."
Dr. Proctor: "I'm not giving you anything for fr--"
Trevor: "Of course. We have payment."
Dr. Proctor: "Go on, but if it is bad, I will laugh at you and you will have to leave because the boss is gonna shoot you to death."
Trevor: "Charles Mage... sorry... Locos Docos tainted Smithy's empire greatly with his actions. He also created many sentient beings, only to kill them like bowling pins. I am the only person capable of killing him before he kills those people. The timing would be exactly at the point where his death would simply prevent the carnage from ever happening, without effecting your time."
Metal Man (GM): Trevor glances directly at all of you. He doesn't seem to care.
Deloth: *blink*
Trevor: "I require your special object to go back in time. The 99% thing was just something I warned you of, Doopliss."
Doopliss: "Suuure it was..."
Dragoshi: .oO(...Huh. This all sounds interesting.)
Dr. Proctor: "I'm not giving my shiny to a hologram painted in the colors of surrender and his squire! All mine! Miiine... I have my own men with uniforms! You're dirt to me!"
Chancé justs remembers to hit the nice record button on his dex?
Metal Man (GM): They always record, so you're in luck.
Trevor: "Perhaps, but if Charles dies, I predict you will actually succeed."
Dr. Proctor: "Liar. No one will stop me. And I can't be fooled by computer-gener--"
Metal Man (GM): Trevor whispers something into his ear.
Dr. Proctor: "How could you have known that?"
Trevor: "I beat the third most powerful being in the universe at a children's game... in my spare time."
Metal Man (GM): ??? walks in again, nonplussed.
???: "What he says is true... but you shall not benefit from his deal if you take it."
Dr. Proctor: "Lies! He knows all! I must take it. As long as you do not object..."
???: "I do not... because of the horrific fate it dooms you to."
Dr. Proctor: "Nothing is more horrifying than that man he wants destroyed."
???: "You are... quite mistaken."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off again.
Klungo: "Kluuungo feet hurtsss... hurrry uppppppppp!"
Dr. Proctor: "All right. I will deal. I am quite sure this will work out, because..."
Metal Man (GM): He hands Trevor a shiny cylinder with a dark object inside it.
Dr. Proctor: "It is guaranteed I will get it back, either way."
Trevor: "Impossible, but I have what I came for."
Doopliss: "Okay! Now let's trash the place!"
Trevor: "That would be unnecessary and suicidal. Leave now, I have some other business to attend to."
Doopliss: "You can't order me! You're a dirty ex-Char--"
Trevor: "That man was never anything to me. If you imply it again I will take the object, go back in time, and erase you alongside with him."
Doopliss: "... ...fine..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off with Klungo. Dr. Proctor wanders off as well. The hallway is empty. Except... for Trevor, who stares at you.
Trevor: "How interesting to see the Questers here."
Dragoshi: *Stares at Trevor for a sec too.* "...I could say the same about you, in all honesty."
Trevor: "If it weren't for that strange shimmer that makes you nearly impossible to see, you might have been killed. I shall correct that." He holds out an arm; it generates an all-white light saber.
Dragoshi: "...I saw that one coming."
Trevor: "You cannot be allowed to survive having seen what you have. It would benefit that unknown man too much."
Chancé: "Doopliss! What are you doing! *points*"
Dragoshi: "In what way? Or would that be adding more fuel to the metaphorical fire?"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss has his back to you. Trevor smirks and waves a hand.
Trevor: "He cannot hear you. I have canceled out any noise you make."
Chancé hits the Dex warp button?
Trevor: "I shall only spare you... if you tell me what has happened in the future."
Metal Man (GM): You hit the button. Trevor holds out a hand. A warp appears and is then torn to bits.
Trevor: "Don't make me laugh."
Chancé: "Hmm, interesting. Do you tear time or space?"
Trevor: "I was programmed with the ability to cancel out anything your dexes do."
Deloth: "Uh, Trevor, you do know that you're at a massive disadvantage here in battle anyways. Why fight and be beaten? Again?"
Dragoshi: "...Del, shut up"
Trevor: "I tore that hole in reality with an underpowered time machine. It was to be expected you might find it."
Dragoshi: "I'd rather not get into an unnecessary fight here."
Chancé: "What do you mean by what happens in the future?"
Trevor: "I want to know what the future is like. I know you came from it, because the backlash from my machine bridged the future instead of the past. I can use that to further my aims and squelch those of the idiot who thinks killing you will solve things. Or you can fight me and most assuredly perish one way or another."
Dragoshi: "I'd rather not fight."
Trevor: "Your power level is inferior to mine. As a group, you are strong, but I am experienced."
Dragoshi: "As it seems to be pointless."
Trevor: "Pointless? I do not know that unless I know what has happened in your time line."
Chancé: "To be honest, I don't know a thing about you in the future... Dragoshi, what do you think?"
Dragoshi: "No. As in I'd rather not fight you. 'Cause, seeing as there's a clear alternative to that...Let me just recall the events."
Digifanatic gives Dragoshi a 'go ahead' gesture
Trevor: "Tell me, then. While I have time, if you take too long that man will become suspicious. And unlike I, you are easily shootable targets."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi after remembering he has terrible memory, instead pulls out his Dex to look up what happened in the future.*
Metal Man (GM): You pull out the dex.
Trevor: "You could hand that to me... and spare any discussion."
Dragoshi: *Shrugs, and hands it over.* "Fair enough."
Metal Man (GM): He holds it... looks at it... and puts it back.
Trevor: "That shall be all I need." He turns around. "You may leave now, if you choose." He begins walking away. Do you warp back???
Deloth heads out, but doesn't warp back yet. He still wants to check out that crater at Eisnaught.
Chancé: "Why did you want to know your future anyway?"
Dragoshi: *Decides to follow Deloth.*
Chancé: "It seems a heavy curse to bear."
Trevor: "So I can prevent it."
Metal Man (GM): He's walking to the elevator. The elevator goes to the bottom floor.
Trevor: "With this knowledge, Doopliss shall never get the chance to turn me off, or whatever he did to make me vanish. I shall return the favor by squelching him from demanding attacks on you."
Chancé: "So Oedipus thought too... *Follows the others*"
Digifanatic: *follows*
Metal Man (GM): You follow him.
Deloth: *continues heading for the crater*
Trevor: "Going to explore the past? Very well."
Metal Man (GM): It reaches the bottom. Trevor walks out and vanishes; you have run of the place. A normal Toad Town. Only there's a giant crater where Eisnaught is, just outside of town.
Deloth: *Still heads for that...*
Metal Man (GM): You head on to it... and you see what has happened. All of Eisnaught is gone, leaving wreckage full of old pipes and such which tied it into the other cities. At the bottom of a big mess of debris and dirt there's some construction work... they're removing the mess and filling it in. The logos on these people have also been removed. Not yet replaced though.
Deloth: "Hrm..."
Metal Man (GM): Dex: "Time stream has deviated. Are you going to continue looking around?"
Chancé: "Deviated How?"
Deloth: "...No, better not. Can you open a warp now that Trevor's gone?"
Metal Man (GM): A warp appears. You'll see when you warp back.
Digifanatic: *warps*
Chancé warps back.
Deloth hops into the warp. And NOT the DeLorean.
Metal Man (GM): You warp back. Nothing much is different... ...except a message from Trevor.
SIMBER: "It appears whatever you did allowed Trevor to take control of the Smithy Revivalists."
Metal Man (GM): *Message plays*
Trevor: "Using the information of the future, I have seized control. In return, I have instructed the people not to attack you under any circumstances. The Smithy Gang Revivalists shall not die by your hand, as we do not intend to die by it... rather continuing to wipe out that despicable Charles. Naturally, some have disagreed and split off. I'll give you some information on who later. For now, you may rest easy."
Dragoshi: "I see. Thank you."
Digifanatic: *nods in agreement*
SIMBER: "The dex has also recorded the past information you obtained. It appears Innotek was founded by Alan, Dr. Proctor, and a third unknown man."
Deloth: "Can you identify him by that limp and his other features?"
SIMBER: "Oddly, the time deviance occurred the second you let Trevor get away... not because of the information alone. Yes, except nobody like that appears anywhere. Although I have suspicions... I'll probably brief you on those in another mission."
Deloth: "Why not now?"
SIMBER: "The data is brand new. I must double-check it."
Dragoshi: "Makes sense."
SIMBER: "You may rest. Your actions saved you from a possibly lethal battle-- But also sort of ended your mission very quickly."
Digifanatic: "Huh. Well, I guess we finished better off, then..."
Dragoshi: "In a way, yes. Though, I wanted to learn more about stuff that happened in the past." :/
SIMBER: "Well, it was your choice to leave--the hole is empty now." *shrugs* "You took the safest route you could. I guess sometimes success is boring."
Dragoshi: "I suppose so."
Digifanatic: "Heh..."

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