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* HowDoIShotWeb: Gabe often struggles to understand his powers, trying to activate them in instinctual ways. It isn't until he takes up studying physics and seriously listening to Megajoule's recorded advice that he unlocks his potential. Even then, he still trains to apply his powers in unique ways with the help of his friends.


* TenMinuteRetirement: After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater and accidentally killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]



* AnythingThatMoves: Saw Off, while at first infatuated with Gabe, changes romantic attention often, and is self described as pansexual.

* TheAntiNihilist: Gabe, with his story about starfish and his rejection of Pandahead's moral nihilism and Sledge's faux utilitarianism. He sees the world that is broken and needs remaking, and decides to do better.

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* AnythingThatMoves: Saw Off, while at first infatuated with Gabe, changes romantic attention often, and is self described self-described as pansexual.

* TheAntiNihilist: Gabe, with his story about starfish and his rejection of Pandahead's moral nihilism and Sledge's faux utilitarianism. He sees the world that is broken and needs remaking, and decides to do better.remaking.



* CycleofRevenge: [[spoiler: After Gabe and the Underground attack Parlor, Pandahead attacks their house and kidnaps Maisa. The Underground then hunts for him in the Second Ward, and Gabe directly breaches his hideout (albeit with the primary goal of saving Maisa)]]



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Gabe catches Pandahead with this by removing his mask in front of Mr. Gold. Pandahead in general does not get Gabe and the Underground's relentless commitment to undoing his trafficking ring.]]

* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The United Western Continent. After super powers emerged, many of the nations of the world fell into anarchy. The United States, however, benefited from a group called Foundation (that eventually became an official government branch called the Office of Powered Individuals) and actually expanded its territory, merging with all the other nations of the American Continents.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Gabe catches Pandahead with this by removing his mask in front of Mr. Gold. Pandahead Pandahead, in general general, does not get Gabe and the Underground's relentless commitment to undoing his trafficking ring.]]

* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The United Western Continent. After super powers superpowers emerged, many of the nations of the world fell into anarchy. The United States, Americas, however, benefited from a group called Foundation (that eventually became an official government branch called the Office of Powered Individuals) and actually expanded its territory, merging with all the other nations of Individuals). The UWC is to the American Continents.continents what the EU is to the European nations, and the U.S. oversaw a large merger with other nations.



** FIS (the Federal Investigative Services). When the North American governments merged into the United Western Continent, F.I.S. was formed out of the many intelligence agencies to police the nation's powered peoples.

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** FIS (the Federal Investigative Services). When the North American governments merged into formed a union in the United Western Continent, F.I.S. was formed out of the many intelligence agencies to police the nation's powered peoples.



* HallwayFight: Gabe takes on a gang after they try to kill a vigilante in front of him. The fight starts on a rooftop but spills into an apartment hallway, with bloody results for everyone involved.

* HeroesUnlimited: Arc 2 expands on the other vigilantes and hero groups in Houston, and bonus episodes cover different POV's. There's also a supplementary newsletter story following the exploits of Empyreal, another hero in Houston.

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* HallwayFight: Gabe takes on a gang after they try to kill a vigilante in front of him. The fight starts on a rooftop but spills into an apartment hallway, with bloody results for everyone involved.

* HeroesUnlimited: Arc 2 expands on the other vigilantes mask and hero cape groups in Houston, and bonus episodes cover different POV's. There's also a supplementary newsletter story following Arc 3 saw even more of the exploits of Empyreal, another hero in Houston.legendary figures from Megajoule and Bedevil's past making appearances.


* NotQuiteDead: Megajoule apparently had Oracle, a telepath, transfer a fragment of his consciousness or "memory construct" into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support. [[spoiler:"Megajoule" is eventually revealed to be Rorschach, the Fear that infected Pandahead, and has been corrupting Gabe's mind in order to take over his body.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: Megajoule apparently had Oracle, a telepath, transfer a fragment of his consciousness or "memory construct" into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support. [[spoiler:"Megajoule" [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation "Megajoule" is eventually revealed to be Rorschach, the Fear that infected Pandahead, Pandahead]], and has been corrupting Gabe's mind in order to take over his body.]]


* NotQuiteDead: Megajoule apparently had Oracle, a telepath, transfer a fragment of his consciousness or "memory construct" transferred into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support. [[spoiler:"Megajoule" is eventually revealed to be Rorschach, the Fear that infected Pandahead, and has been corrupting Gabe's mind in order to take over his body.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: Megajoule apparently had Oracle, a telepath, transfer a fragment of his consciousness or "memory construct" transferred into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support. [[spoiler:"Megajoule" is eventually revealed to be Rorschach, the Fear that infected Pandahead, and has been corrupting Gabe's mind in order to take over his body.]]


* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Megajoule somehow had his consciousness transferred into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Megajoule somehow apparently had Oracle, a telepath, transfer a fragment of his consciousness or "memory construct" transferred into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support.support. [[spoiler:"Megajoule" is eventually revealed to be Rorschach, the Fear that infected Pandahead, and has been corrupting Gabe's mind in order to take over his body.]]

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* EnergyAbsorption: Megajoule's power, and by extension, Gabe's as well. Megajoule could absorb, redirect, and convert any kind of energy he wished. However, [[spoiler: Gabe learned that he can only absorb, redirect, and convert kinetic and thermal energy. This is a significant nerf from Megajoule's powers, but on the other end of the coin, Gabe's use of thermal energy is so instinctual that he is shown to be immune to all temperature conditions, something Megajoule had to actively manage.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Megajoule somehow had his consciousness transferred into Gabe's mind in order to guide him and provide emotional support.]]


[[https://inheritorsserial.com Inheritors]] is a WebSerialNovel by Ian Everett (under the pseudonym Megajoule) following Gabe, a clone of the greatest superhero his world ever saw, with the ability to control and absorb temperature and kinetic energy.

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[[https://inheritorsserial.com Inheritors]] is a WebSerialNovel by Ian Everett (under the pseudonym Megajoule) following Gabe, a clone of the greatest superhero his world ever saw, with the ability to control and absorb temperature and redirect thermal and kinetic energy.


[[caption-width-right:350: Heat Therapy reduces Fear and Anxiety]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Heat Therapy therapy reduces Fear fear and Anxiety]]
anxiety.]]


** Bedevil [[spoiler: flips out and falls into self-hatred after calling Gabe by Megajoule's name during sex.]]
** Mr. Gold [[spoiler: realizes he might be on the wrong side when he finds he's at the mercy of a sex trafficker ordering him to gun down world renowned hero Megajoule.]]

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** Bedevil [[spoiler: flips out and falls into self-hatred self-loathing after calling Gabe by Megajoule's name during sex.]]
** Mr. Gold [[spoiler: realizes he might be on the wrong side when he finds he's at the mercy of a sex trafficker ordering him to gun down world renowned hero hero, Megajoule.]]



* PetTheDog: Bedevil's harsh exterior gives way to a soft marshmallow inside when it's revealed that she has five cats and one dopey, lovable Labrador named Pawpaw.

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* PetTheDog: Bedevil's harsh exterior gives way to a soft marshmallow inside when it's revealed that she has five cats and one dopey, lovable Labrador golden retriever named Pawpaw.


* MustMakeAmends : Bedevil, [[spoiler: after severely hurting Gabe by calling him Megajoule's name in bed, tries to make up for her mistakes in several ways: by helping the Underground rescue Maisa, providing Gabe a place to live after the mansion is destroyed, and even picking up Saw Off's nickname for Gabe to help herself keep a distinction between Gabe and Megajoule.]]

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone : Multiple examples.

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* MustMakeAmends : MustMakeAmends: Bedevil, [[spoiler: after severely hurting Gabe by calling him Megajoule's name in bed, tries to make up for her mistakes in several ways: by helping the Underground rescue Maisa, providing Gabe a place to live after the mansion is destroyed, and even picking up Saw Off's nickname for Gabe to help herself keep a distinction between Gabe and Megajoule.]]

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone : MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Multiple examples.



* PetTheDog : Bedevil's harsh exterior gives way to a soft marshmallow inside when it's revealed that she has five cats and one dopey, lovable Labrador named Pawpaw.

* RoyalBrat : Pandahead, after his identity is revealed as [[spoiler: Tim Prince, the son of a senator.]]

* SaveTheVillain : [[spoiler: sort of. Part of Gabe's plan in the Airport is to separate the Fear from Pandahead, which has the side effect of rescuing him.]]

* ShutUpHannibal : Gabe has very little patience for villainous monologues or evil justifications. His usual rebuttal to some philosophy that justifies horrible crimes against humanity is to tell them to shut the fuck up. However, he does hear Mr. Gold and Krater out at multiple points, engaging in conversation between bouts of fighting with them.

* TheSociopath : Pandahead. Although, [[spoiler: with the admission that he used to be a protesting, vocal activist before he found the Fear, this may come down the corruption of GoMadFromTheRevelation]]

* SpySatellites : Both the Underground (through Drone and Iso) and FIS make great use of cameras and drone footage to keep an eye on the battlefield.

* StormingTheCastle : Parlor.

* StrawNihilist : Pandahead.

* StrongerThanTheyLook : Multiple examples.

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* PetTheDog : PetTheDog: Bedevil's harsh exterior gives way to a soft marshmallow inside when it's revealed that she has five cats and one dopey, lovable Labrador named Pawpaw.

* RoyalBrat : RoyalBrat: Pandahead, after his identity is revealed as [[spoiler: Tim Prince, the son of a senator.]]

* SaveTheVillain : SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: sort of. Part of Gabe's plan in the Airport is to separate the Fear from Pandahead, which has the side effect of rescuing him.]]

* ShutUpHannibal : ShutUpHannibal: Gabe has very little patience for villainous monologues or evil justifications. His usual rebuttal to some philosophy that justifies horrible crimes against humanity is to tell them to shut the fuck up. However, he does hear Mr. Gold and Krater out at multiple points, engaging in conversation between bouts of fighting with them.

* TheSociopath : TheSociopath: Pandahead. Although, [[spoiler: with the admission that he used to be a protesting, vocal activist before he found the Fear, this may come down the corruption of GoMadFromTheRevelation]]

* SpySatellites : SpySatellites: Both the Underground (through Drone and Iso) and FIS make great use of cameras and drone footage to keep an eye on the battlefield.

* StormingTheCastle : StormingTheCastle: Parlor.

* StrawNihilist : StrawNihilist: Pandahead.

* StrongerThanTheyLook : StrongerThanTheyLook: Multiple examples.



* TrainingFromHell : Bedevil turns out to be a harsh drill sergeant for the Underground.

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* TrainingFromHell : TrainingFromHell: Bedevil turns out to be a harsh drill sergeant for the Underground.



* UnstoppableRage : Multiple examples.

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* UnstoppableRage : UnstoppableRage: Multiple examples.


* FallenHero : Bedevil is a prime example, taking to the streets in a vigilante costume while drunk as hell to beat thugs into submission, even debating killing them to make the world better.

* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction : Multiple examples.

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* FallenHero : FallenHero: Bedevil is a prime example, taking to the streets in a vigilante costume while drunk as hell to beat thugs into submission, even debating killing them to make the world better.

* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction : GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Multiple examples.



* HallwayFight : Gabe takes on a gang after they try to kill a vigilante in front of him. The fight starts on a rooftop but spills into an apartment hallway, with bloody results for everyone involved.

* HeroesUnlimited : Arc 2 expands on the other vigilantes and hero groups in Houston, and bonus episodes cover different POV's. There's also a supplementary newsletter story following the exploits of Empyreal, another hero in Houston.

* HowDoIShotWeb : Gabe often struggles to understand his powers, trying to activate them in instinctual ways. It isn't until he takes up studying physics and seriously listening to Megajoule's recorded advice that he unlocks his potential. Even then, he still trains to apply his powers in unique ways with the help of his friends.

* ImprobableInfantSurvival : Subverted in Pandahead, [[spoiler: who is absolutely willing to gun down a room of his "stock" in order to prevent them from talking to police.]]

* LightningBruiser : Gabe can launch himself through the air, absorb the energy of bullets, and hits hard enough to burst the windows of the buildings around him at one point. However, he needs to absorb enough energy to do this, and as a result, his power tends to scale based on who he's fighting: if he's fighting common thugs they don't give him enough energy to go nova, but when he fights super strong humans, he can unleash a lot more damage.

* MartyrWithoutACause : Gabe starts off as one of these. [[spoiler: Through Bedevil's training and encouragement, and his battle with Sledge, he eventually realizes that his death wouldn't gain anything special in the long run.]]

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* HallwayFight : HallwayFight: Gabe takes on a gang after they try to kill a vigilante in front of him. The fight starts on a rooftop but spills into an apartment hallway, with bloody results for everyone involved.

* HeroesUnlimited : HeroesUnlimited: Arc 2 expands on the other vigilantes and hero groups in Houston, and bonus episodes cover different POV's. There's also a supplementary newsletter story following the exploits of Empyreal, another hero in Houston.

* HowDoIShotWeb : HowDoIShotWeb: Gabe often struggles to understand his powers, trying to activate them in instinctual ways. It isn't until he takes up studying physics and seriously listening to Megajoule's recorded advice that he unlocks his potential. Even then, he still trains to apply his powers in unique ways with the help of his friends.

* ImprobableInfantSurvival : ImprobableInfantSurvival: Subverted in Pandahead, [[spoiler: who is absolutely willing to gun down a room of his "stock" in order to prevent them from talking to police.]]

* LightningBruiser : LightningBruiser: Gabe can launch himself through the air, absorb the energy of bullets, and hits hard enough to burst the windows of the buildings around him at one point. However, he needs to absorb enough energy to do this, and as a result, his power tends to scale based on who he's fighting: fighting; if he's fighting common thugs they don't give him enough energy to go nova, but when he fights super strong humans, he can unleash a lot more damage.

* MartyrWithoutACause : MartyrWithoutACause: Gabe starts off as one of these. [[spoiler: Through Bedevil's training and encouragement, and his battle with Sledge, he eventually realizes that his death wouldn't gain anything special in the long run.]]


* TenMinuteRetirement : After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater and accidentally killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]

* AProtagonistShallLeadThem : While not initially the leader of the Underground, [[spoiler: after Flashfire is caught by FIS and Maisa is kidnapped by Pandahead, Gabe takes over leading the Underground]]

* ActionGirl : Quite a few! Bedevil, Snow Owl, Remise, Mil-dot, Saw Off, Carapace, Warspeed, Tachikaze, and even [[spoiler: Epione, once she reveals her full powers]]

* {{Adorkable}} : Gabe is kind of an adorkable guy: he can't cook well but tries anyway, he eats a kibble from Pawpaw's bowl just to try it out (and in general can't stop himself from petting Pawpaw whenever the dog comes near him), and stammers like a doofus around [[spoiler: Bedevil, after they agree to be friends]]

* TheAlcoholic : Bedevil.

* AlienGeometries : [[spoiler: Pandahead's Thermos is far deeper than it should be, and actually leads to the realm the Fear lives in]]

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs : [[spoiler: Epione's mansion comes under fire when Pandahead kidnaps Maisa and leads his sister's superhero team on a wild goose chase that ends up destroying the entire house.]]

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* TenMinuteRetirement : TenMinuteRetirement: After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater and accidentally killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]

* AProtagonistShallLeadThem : AProtagonistShallLeadThem: While not initially the leader of the Underground, [[spoiler: after Flashfire is caught by FIS and Maisa is kidnapped by Pandahead, Gabe takes over leading the Underground]]

* ActionGirl : ActionGirl: Quite a few! Bedevil, Snow Owl, Remise, Mil-dot, Saw Off, Carapace, Warspeed, Tachikaze, and even [[spoiler: Epione, once she reveals her full powers]]

* {{Adorkable}} : {{Adorkable}}: Gabe is kind of an adorkable guy: he can't cook well but tries anyway, he eats a kibble from Pawpaw's bowl just to try it out (and in general can't stop himself from petting Pawpaw whenever the dog comes near him), and stammers like a doofus around [[spoiler: Bedevil, after they agree to be friends]]

* TheAlcoholic : TheAlcoholic: Bedevil.

* AlienGeometries : AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: Pandahead's Thermos is far deeper than it should be, and actually leads to the realm the Fear lives in]]

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs : AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: Epione's mansion comes under fire when Pandahead kidnaps Maisa and leads his sister's superhero team on a wild goose chase that ends up destroying the entire house.]]



* TheAntiNihilist : Gabe, with his story about starfish and his rejection of Pandahead's moral nihilism and Sledge's faux utilitarianism. He sees the world that is broken and needs remaking, and decides to do better.

* BerserkButton : Gabe has this when he sees people hurting children, partially due to his upbringing in the government lab where they killed his fellow clones if they didn't show powers by age ten. Later, [[spoiler: this is worsened when he discovers that they all had powers, but were being studied to find Megajoule's weakness.]]

* CannotTalkToWomen : Gabe, somewhat. [[spoiler: especially in regards to Bedevil, but anytime a girl shows attraction, he gets pretty frazzled.]]

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* TheAntiNihilist : TheAntiNihilist: Gabe, with his story about starfish and his rejection of Pandahead's moral nihilism and Sledge's faux utilitarianism. He sees the world that is broken and needs remaking, and decides to do better.

* BerserkButton : BerserkButton: Gabe has this when he sees people hurting children, partially due to his upbringing in the government lab where they killed his fellow clones if they didn't show powers by age ten. Later, [[spoiler: this is worsened when he discovers that they all had powers, but were being studied to find Megajoule's weakness.]]

* CannotTalkToWomen : CannotTalkToWomen: Gabe, somewhat. [[spoiler: especially in regards to Bedevil, but anytime a girl shows attraction, he gets pretty frazzled.]]



* ChronicHeroSyndrome : Multiple Examples.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome : ChronicHeroSyndrome: Multiple Examples.examples.



* CosmicHorrorStory : [[spoiler: the reveal that the Fear is a species that feeds off of negative emotions and has conquered countless other worlds turns Inheritors into this.]]

* CycleofRevenge : [[spoiler: After Gabe and the Underground attack Parlor, Pandahead attacks their house and kidnaps Maisa. The Underground then hunts for him in the Second Ward, and Gabe directly breaches his hideout (albeit with the primary goal of saving Maisa)]]

* DarkMagicalGirl : Bedevil. She used to be a bright, bubbly Super Girl styled side-kick to Megajoule. Now? Alcoholic, depressed, violent, and falling apart.

* EldritchAbomination : Megajoule leaves a cryptic hint in his video logs about [[spoiler: the Fear, which is eventually revealed as a parasitic entity riding in Pandahead's Thermos.]]

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* CosmicHorrorStory : CosmicHorrorStory: [[spoiler: the reveal that the Fear is a species an entity that feeds off of negative emotions and has conquered countless other worlds turns Inheritors into this.]]

* CycleofRevenge : CycleofRevenge: [[spoiler: After Gabe and the Underground attack Parlor, Pandahead attacks their house and kidnaps Maisa. The Underground then hunts for him in the Second Ward, and Gabe directly breaches his hideout (albeit with the primary goal of saving Maisa)]]

* DarkMagicalGirl : DarkMagicalGirl: Bedevil. She used to be a bright, bubbly Super Girl styled side-kick to Megajoule. Now? Alcoholic, depressed, violent, and falling apart.

* EldritchAbomination : EldritchAbomination: Megajoule leaves a cryptic hint in his video logs about [[spoiler: the Fear, which is eventually revealed as a parasitic entity riding in Pandahead's Thermos.]]



* EvilCannotComprehendGood : [[spoiler: Gabe catches Pandahead with this by removing his mask in front of Mr. Gold. Pandahead in general does not get Gabe and the Underground's relentless commitment to undoing his trafficking ring.]]

* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica : The United Western Continent. After super powers emerged, many of the nations of the world fell into anarchy. The United States, however, benefited from a group called Foundation (that eventually became an official government branch called the Office of Powered Individuals) and actually expanded its territory, merging with all the other nations of the American Continents.

* ExtremelyShortTimespan : The first arc takes place over a single weekend. A single, no good, very awful weekend. The next arc is not as compressed, but still not a very long time-frame, taking place over a week and a half.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood : EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Gabe catches Pandahead with this by removing his mask in front of Mr. Gold. Pandahead in general does not get Gabe and the Underground's relentless commitment to undoing his trafficking ring.]]

* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica : ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The United Western Continent. After super powers emerged, many of the nations of the world fell into anarchy. The United States, however, benefited from a group called Foundation (that eventually became an official government branch called the Office of Powered Individuals) and actually expanded its territory, merging with all the other nations of the American Continents.

* ExtremelyShortTimespan : ExtremelyShortTimespan: The first arc takes place over a single weekend. A single, no good, very awful weekend. The next arc is not as compressed, but still not a very long time-frame, taking place over a week and a half.


* TenMinuteRetirement : After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater accidentally and killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]

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* TenMinuteRetirement : After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater and accidentally and killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]


* TenMinuteRetirement : After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater and killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]

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* TenMinuteRetirement : After the port battle, Gabe [[spoiler: bails on the Underground for a single night when he's painted as a villain for beating up Houston's Hero Krater accidentally and killing a few government agents. He comes back after some drunk texts from Epione and Flashfire telling him they found Parlor.]]

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