Five kilometers filled with razor wire, pit falls and half demolished buildings. Cultist murder squads drenging the ruins for survivors to torture; human bombers hiding in alcoves, trembling fingers on grenade pins; eviserator priests leading flocks with wire sewn mouths. It was the most expedient route available to Aura Hieron.
Another day, another death course.
SUPERVILLAINY 201: Tricky, but doable
Remember gang, we want to take out Mega Man
... but only after he's marveled at our Machiavellian stage design!
Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an "Unsatisfactory" mark on your official testing record, followed by death. Good luck!
What is this thing? I mean, it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway! No, I mean we shouldn't have to do this, it makes no logical sense, WHY IS IT HERE?!
To start preparing for human testing again, I checked an old suggestion box. The number one request? Less deadly tests. That's ridiculous: how do they know for sure the tests are deadly if they could still write the suggestion?
"That's right, you've been chosen to play a few games. Lose, and you will be subject to immediate de-resolution. Win? Well,
* no one wins."
You're in luck. Only a precious few are granted Light Cycle battle privileges.
Riku: You gonna explain why it's so lucky?
Clu: I'll show you. [Cue light cycles]
How hard can it be?
"The palace's defense system had a twisted logical error. They could be circumvented by using the strategically-placed switches which I soon learned to recognize, yet it was hard to escape the feeling that I had made a terrible mistake by setting in motion such a deadly system of traps, which seemed in truth more likely to claim my life than that of an invader that wasn't made of flesh and blood."
"Just once, I'd like to find defenses that can tell me from an enemy."
"Well, perhaps these defenses do
have their use."