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-New Moon's Beast is hit by Moonblast and, once again, impaled by the Metal Claw.-
-It gapes at the pain, eyes wide.-
-And then it pulls itself off the blade.-
-It spends its action doing that, snarling in agony, but that's significantly more than it was able to do the last time it got a blade through it.-
-Tom Fool, meanwhile, is untouched this round, and uses the opportunity to step back and make a flourishing gesture.-
Tom Fool: <As you can see, your efforts are pointless! It truly is a shame, my friends!>
-He smirks particularly at Sorceress-
-Shadow Robinson gives Demeter half a glance, but seems rather unfazed by her presence, instead returning her focus toward Shift.-
Shadow Robinson: I'm afraid I already offered you the chance to escape. You chose poorly, it seems, and now? You pay the price.
-Another Hex burning at him. The shadowy hands along the floor take an interest in Shift as well, crowding around him and gripping at him-
-Changeling is tackled by Puck, and his attention is momentarily pulled away from Runaway and Paula to retailate.-
Changeling: <Get off me!>
-He stabs at Puck a few times.-
Paula: Goddamn it, why won't they let up?
-Runaway looks at Changeling, then at the recovering New Moon's Beast, then at Tom Fool, and then finally at the looming Shadow of Dr. Robinson-
Runaway: Uh, guys? This isn't working! We're wearing ourselves down way too quickly trying to deal with her lackeys, when she's barely been touched!
Shadow Robinson: What does it matter?
Runaway: It matters because you're the one we care about! Bluetongue, we're focusing on her!
Bluetongue Lizard: Hah, about time you used that head of yours!
-He extends his hand and utters an incantation, and a few of the shadow hands on the ground redirect their efforts to focus on scratching at their owner instead.-
Shadow Robinson: Ack!
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-Grit takes the brunt of the attacks this round, and reforms into his typical Palossand shape-
-Sand crawls up the walls and dislodges panels from the ceiling to drop onto the combatants.-
-Meanwhile, Barty appears right where the Spirit Shackle strikes, and he screeches in pain as he barrels into Tyto.-
-The force preventing anyone from getting a good look at Robinson's face briefly falters, and in the glimpse anyone might get, it seems to be masked in purple Obscura, with odd green flecks within it.-
-It's only for a split second, though, as frustration kicks the mysterious effect back into place stronger.-
Robinson: I don't need to stop all of you!
-She clenches her fists.-
-Pride is hit by glowing armblades, smacking his head back.-
-The various other attacks manage to hit his body, making him stumble back.-
Pride: <Mercy was never an option!>
-One of the many mouths of the shadows lacing the walls lunges forward and bites Gallade♀, in such a way that her vitality seeps into Pride.-
-Jevil finds himself caught within RC's grasp, and feels a tingle along his spine(?) as the Electric Terrain crackles to life around him.-
Jevil: <Oh my, you choose to trap me, ringmaster? Do we not all deserve to be free, free?>
-He twirls in place, and a swirl of flames revolves around him, burning at RC.-
-As Rotary lives up to their name, their spinning causes Carna's jaw to dislodge from them, twisting it in a somewhat painful-looking way. She screeches in pain, flailing wildly at all of her surroundings.-
Edited by BittersweetNSour on Feb 6th 2020 at 11:42:42 AM
Knight grins that impossible grin as Silas marches forward.
"Impressive, she updated you," Silas said in full on strut, "In the end however..."
"We'll just keep coming. We won't be bargained with, we won't be reasoned with. We don't feel pity for you, or remorse, or even fear of you anymore. And we will absolutely not stop, until you are gone."
Silas looked right at Shadow Robinson, "We have no intention of running, you have signed your own doom, no doubt you've taken some action in the real world against the J-team. A tactical mistake, one you won't ever get the chance to make again. If I have to drag you out of this palace with my own two hands, so be it. the hunt is on, and you are prey that has yet to realize its place."
Knight laughed, "And we also have a little present for you..."
Knight whipped about and faced Shadow Robinson directly, chucking, before raising his arm again and tossing his sword right at her.
"Helga huh?" Arthur commented.
Hayden finally took to examining the Mimikyu, <Fascinating creature really. I have always pondered what lay under the cloak.>
Arthur sighed, "Hayden don't."
<Not enough to risk being attacked mind you.>
Arthur shook his head, "Well, still. I think I'll see you around here and there, honestly I need to start a club for immortals or resurrected or something like me."
Edited by EchoingSilence on Feb 5th 2020 at 9:18:54 AM
Tyto: -Gets slammed by the Phantom Force- <Ack!>
-And uses the opportunity to shoot at Barty with a Spirit Shackle at close range-
'Botuli: -Mimimizes to avoid the debris-
Pici: -Barely dodges a piece of ceiling-
I suppose it's a good thing this thing can repair itself.
Legion: -Fires an Ice Beam at Grit-
-Upon getting a brief glimpse of Robinson's face-
Wait, the greenish aura, it almost looked-
-Throws some certain experimental ofuda in Robinson's direction, combined with some normal ones-
Edited by rmctagg09 on Feb 5th 2020 at 10:28:47 AM
Me: Hmm... I guess musical instruments aren't as resistant to a facepalm of that magnitude as one might think...
Kim: "Definitely not. Also, did you hear the part about me panicking...?"
Kaylan: <Oh, believe us, it hurt our souls watching Kim like that!>
Orwell: <She speaked Rever by his primename! That's how scared she was!>
Me: To be totally honest with you, Kim... My first experience with the Legendary Facepalm caught me by surprise too.
Orwell: <"Catched by surprise?!" She speaked Rever! By his primename! Kimbond undoes speak people by primenames if she knows they have a postname!>
Kim: (to herself) "The... Legendary Facepalm? Is that what he calls it?" (she looks down) "Hm. Interesting..." (then, thinking to herself) Wonder if I could do that, too...
Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Feb 5th 2020 at 10:51:15 AM
"I don't know anyone else whose battled seven years of headaches, bad movies and just generally did it so often..." he trailed off, looking down at his right arm before flexing it.
"Don't have to tell us twice!" Rage and Love hollered as he replaced and removed his blindfold, Camazotz cresting behind him before exhaling a Flamethrower at Robinson with the thief on his back.
<Except you do.> Roy spat. <As long as one of us can keep fighting,> he started.
<You won't make any headway,> Sunny finished as Roy fired a Focus Blast and Sunny a Mystical Fire, wrapping it around the Blast to give it the appearance of a [Shakunetsu Hadoken].
-and they're hurled outward, centrifugally—right through the Lines, which (oddly) didn't move out of the way fast enough-
-Logan winces internally, and rallies-
Logan: -throwing their arms wide- Free!
-and the Discs, accordingly, skitter way off to the side-
-casually ducking the Fire Spin- Free to live, and enjoy—
-less casually dodging ceiling- f-free to thrive, and to exist—
-looking back at Jevil- ...free to not be fried to a crisp in our own house.
-they pointedly tap the wall of flame, ignoring the crackle of shield and hit to their battery-
Logan: If there's "trapping" here, it's so everyone can be free! Me, and them, and you, Jevil—without crashing head-to-head, headlong.
There's so much better chaos, chaos to be had, Jevil. Much freer. You turn so much—why not turn on them?
-they snap and flick their fingers forward-
Logan: -fingerguns, wink- We've hit it off so well, after all~
-internally, sweating- it is getting really hot in here
-the next layer externally, smiling- This is all going according to plan! I like this turn of events.
Luxor: (You guys, what the fuck is up with this clown guy.)
Phoebe: (wanna RUN)
Deim: -squint- (We can shake him down.)
Addie: Hey now, what's an enemy but a friend we've just met!
Logan: -open, patient posture- But enough about me, Jevil. What do you want?
-and following the pointing smile, the Discs whirl back in again-
-this time open, and sensing-
Professor Sonia: -clasped hands- Welcome to the world of—
Abilene: -walking past- Been here, thanks.
Hiro: -whisper- Sorry, sorry. Also been around that block already. Thank you for the starter!
-and they're gone-
Professor Sonia: ...
Megan: -awkwardly- …do...do you want to say the speech to me?
Professor Sonia: -sigh- No, no, it's alright. There's just...this script, and I really need to practice it. For the kids, you know.
Megan: -still awkwardly- It's a good speech.
Professor Sonia: -still sigh- It is. Really gets into the heart, you know.
Megan: -so awkwardly- I know.
Logan: -still scritching- I'm a little surprised you went for the Grass one.
(Hiro: -through the window- :P)
Logan: ??? :c ?
(Abilene: -another window- B/)
Logan: … :|
Logan: -pointing, failing at not laughing, just a little- wow.
Megan: -holding the Sobble ballble, giggling- Yeah, we were just ████ing with you.
Logan: -flailing an arm, wry- Don't—do that,
Megan: Oh? ████? :O
Megan: -shrug, grin- ████? ████? ████??
Logan: -flailing- aaaaaaaaaaaugh.
Professor Sonia: how are you doing that with your mouth
Megan: -primly- I don't swear.
-clap clap, shimmy sparkle- What I wanted to talk to you about~
Megan: Oh! I'll give you some room, then—
Logan: -grin- It involves you, actually.
Edited by Asterisk395 on Feb 5th 2020 at 11:31:56 AM
That's not right.
I mean, morally obviously, but also not practically.
She shouldn't be in such a blind rage, not unless it's something to do with that new fluid.
I need to get her attention before she deals herself serious injury clawing at metal like that.
PEFE!Every: Scuttle! Sporange! String Shot and Rage Powder!
Scuttle: <Oh, yes, what are we— oh gods.>
Sporange: (is a Hoppip, just in case anyone forgot) <You want me to make...that...angrier.>
PEFE!Every: Yes. And focused, and slower.
Scuttle: <Sounds like a plan.>
PEFE!Every: And Rotary, Mud-Slap.
Rotary: <You know you're playing with fire here, right?>
PEFE!Every: In fairness, when am I not?
Besides, I owe her.
-Scuttle, for his part, is already on it, launching bursts of sticky thread at Carna's limbs to tangle her up-
-Sporange gulps, but releases a spray of bad-smelling powder, leaving an intense and obvious smell trail back to him before high-tailing it down the hallway-
-Rotary just fires a blast of clay at Carna's face, before being recalled by PEFE!Every as she runs after Sporange-
Edited by memyselfandI2 on Feb 5th 2020 at 8:31:25 AM
Sorceress: "Like hell, Runaway! Everyone knows you take the mooks down first!"
Demeter: "STARTING WITH THUS UGLY-ASS CLOWN!"
-Demeter lobs a rotten, dead ball of leafage at Tom Fool.-
Songstress: <Get a hold of yourself, Sorceress!>
-Amphirite turns towards Plutus and launches a Hydro Cannon, while her master rushes to Shift.-
-Which, for a seal on land, means she Waterfalls into him.-
Puck: <Hark! Thou doth be naught but a yellow-bellied cur.>
-Puck slams the pommel of his dagger into Changeling.-
Nemean Lion: <Change of... plan...>
-he attempts to catch Shadow Robinson off guard with a Wild Charge-
Alex: Cogsworth! Change tactics!
Cogsworth: <You don't need to shout.>
Helga: <You don't want to know.>
Olivia: Would be appreciated.
Edited by Umbramatic on Feb 6th 2020 at 6:00:27 AM
Shift: And you are underestimating what I can do!
Shift what the fuck!?
Shift: Go on, heal me up. I can handle anything!
No, you're weak and you're going to die out there!
-The Arsene-shaped growth looks back at Pent head aslant as the Director-esque main body remains looking forward to the foe-
Shift: Heh. Welcome to how I feel during every harebrained plan, pal~
-There's a stunned silence for a few moments, but whatever revelation may have come it did nothing to Pent's Persona-
You... You came all this way and are getting yourself killed... Just to teach me a lesson?
Shift: Yep! Isn't that how it works; you have a revelation and your Persona evolves.
-There is no evolution, there is no second awakening of power. Shift has completely misidentified how Pent would react to being insulted in a moment of great stress-
I hope it was worth it.
-Orpheus tosses out one more Healing Pulse as Pent turns away-
Gallade♀: <Ah no! Get him off me!>
-She flails about as Gygax charges in, trying to strike with his bioribbons-
Gygax: <You will unhand the shieldmaiden!>
-Jammer hovers near the back next to Lydia who's nosing through Pent's bag-
Lydia: <Hm... Items to help?>
I'll bring some chocolates. Or something equally lovey if those aren't a good idea for foxen?
-He shrugs and finishes off his sandwich-
"Normally, maybe. But I'm not a fox. Rather, I won't be, I suppose. Maybe. Love getting ear scritches."
Edited by AbsentCoder on Feb 5th 2020 at 10:44:12 AM
I will make absolutely sure to give you some ear scritches.
Monostoke, near gym
-Aspen released Grookey-
Grookey: <Hello Trainer!>
-She petted Grookey-
"Who's a good monkey?"
Grookey: <I AM!>
-She continues bonding with Grookey until he had 2 hearts of Friendship-
If anyone was looking for Milagros, he would be lying on the ground in the stock [Family Guy] death pose◊ after Colton's Legendary Facepalm, coffee spilled onto the ground.
Edited by Routeferret on Feb 6th 2020 at 6:52:01 PM
Kandace: -buried under falling ceiling-
Channah: Shit. -flinches due to a loud clang, which turns out to be Titus grabbing a chunk of ceiling before it fell on her- ...I thought you were napping.
Titus: <Hard to get some shuteye when your bathroom up and explodes.>
-a black liquid gushes out of the cracked hole in the wall-
-a few tiny green shoots sprout up from the ruined tile floor-
Jack: -watching Hale train- <Ooooh. Wish I had the legs to dance like that!>
Hale: -slicing the air- <Youshouldwishforcombatprowess.Allofus.Toamon.Aremadeforbattle.>
Jack: <I dunno, chief. Sometimes you just gotta dance!> -cossack dances-
Hale: -stops and stares at Jack and Owen, who's spouting facts about a particular surf rock/baroque pop/bad rock band to anyone who'll listen, with a speculative look- <Hmm.>
-Kamon's around, perusing a bookstore-
Shadow Robinson: Now, that's enough of that.
-As Shift is healed, the hands snake up around his body and cover his vitals.-
-The main body winces as Knight's sword becomes lodged in it, as well as being shot by a Hydro Cannon and a Flamethrower and slammed by a Wild Charge. Paula switches to Maui again to land a Night Slash.-
Shadow Robinson: It's tragic, really. You all have tried so hard to play yourselves up as heroes. Dramatic sacrifices, heroic speeches... It's a shame the infighting detracts from that so much.
-The mass of souls gestures, and the New Moon's Beast turns its attention away from Knight to look at Shift.-
New Moon's Beast: < EASY PREY. >
-And it charges and Thrashes at him wildly.-
-Tom Fool gets a bundle of exploding plant mass to the face, and topples back, laughing.-
Tom Fool: <Yes, wonderful! It is I who you want to face, the ugly-ass clown!>
-He waggles a finger at Songstress and Demeter.-
-Runaway grits her teeth-
Runaway: Damn it, Songstress, the mooks are distractions! We can keep them occupied, sure, but we can't focus everything we've got on them if fucking impaling one of them doesn't work!
-Meanwhile, Changeling has the stuffing knocked out of him, and staggers back.-
Knight!Changeling: <Aagh! You'll pay for that!>
-He retreats a bit to gather all the pieces that have been ripped off of him, and quickly pulls it into a new shape, imitating Maui.-
Maui!Changeling: <Now, where were we?>
-Barty and Grit look rather worn down at this point, but it's Robinson who reacts the most to what's aimed at her — particularly, the ofuda. She screeches and staggers away from them.-
Robinson: DO NOT BRANDISH THOSE ACCURSED SLIPS AGAINST ME!
-She frantically slips into the shadows, leaving Barty and Grit somewhat confused.-
Barty: <Hey, wait, not yet!>
Grit: <Grrr, where did she go?>
-Jevil's ATK is thoroughly diminished by the three (four?) Charms, and he rotates his head curiously.-
Jevil: <Why, I wish to find fun, fun, and there is fun to be found in chaos, chaos! So many friends to be making, now that I am free! Even from the bonds of space, at home I was bound by time, time, and time and time again I found myself in a different loop! A game no one but I knew we were playing, playing, a story I have heard over and over again, again! But here, here, I am free, but could I be freer still?>
-Logan had his attention, but now they have his interest, and he approaches with a curious look in his... orb-
Jevil: <Could you truly free me, ringmaster?>
-Carna thrashes as she's blinded by the Mud Slap, and her attention is drawn by the Rage Powder. Now with a new priority, she charges at the source, struggling frustratedly with the String Shot clinging to her legs.-
-But nonetheless, she chases, all according to plan.-
-Gygax's attempts to strike at Pride manage to slap him away from Gallade♀, ripping at his costume more.-
Pride: <Grr, useless piece of fabric...>
-And he just... abandons the costume, leaving a creature that the party probably doesn't want to look at for too long.-
-The shadows lash out at the combatants around him.-
Edited by BittersweetNSour on Feb 6th 2020 at 5:02:40 AM
-After seeing Robinson flicker-
...Wait a damned second, is she like, several Glitched Ghost-types in a trenchcoat, is that what she is?
-Is looking a bit restless over by Motostoke's (presumably) western exit-
- DS has finally gotten around to getting registered for the Gym Challenge, after spending a bit of time looking for more Pokémon in the Wild Area -
DS: My endorsement? Yeah, here it is. I'm sure you've heard of Sinnoh Champion Cynthia. Long blonde hair, black clothes, piano music.
Guy at the counter: ... Okay, there we go. You may now choose the number for your uniform.
DS: Oh, right. That thing. Is 196 taken? If not, I'll go with that.
<Maybe,> Sylveon offered, flinging a Shadow Ball to test the hypothesis.
"Friends can get away with that," Rage and Love spat as Camazotz unleashed a Boomburst.
"That's the fastest way to my heart, honestly."
CW: Shift does themself a body horror. Twice.
-Shift is injured. One of the chains has 'snapped' and reveals the fragile non-metal inside, 'Director' is covered with gashes that on any other being would be instantly fatal, 'Arsene' has been twisted in ways bones are meant to prevent-
-If he had blood, he'd be bleeding crimson. But to certain corners of the multiverse, dripping a vibrant pink from your wounds resonates strongly. Sometimes things listen to blood like that-
-Shift didn't need to breathe, but it was an automatic action of bearing a form that should have lungs. Shortness of breath, a trick the mind played on itself-
Shift: Can't believe it... All I've done to help him and he can't bail me out? Pitiful.
Shift: Guess I can't trust anyone but myself...
Shift: I've got one move left.
Shift abandons all pretense to a conventional biology.
-The "hair" of the "Joker" stands on end, like "cilia" shocked to straightness. His "skin" cracks like congealed "fat", revealing shifting continental plates of "wood grain" beneath. "Arsene" screams in a thousand tones and splits lengthwise revealing a chasm of keratinous "teeth" that grind and gnash. The two "halves" are pulled inexorably together, a mass of color and form that burns in shattering blue that eventually, thankfully, fully consumes the form. When the flames die there sits a box; simple, wooden, hungry-
Shift?: <I am them, they are I. From soul, turned anew. I am the box-masked beast, Mimic!>
-The box opens, and it is full of teeth-
-Mimic bounds forward, sinking a Crunch deep into the stuff of shadows and ghosts that makes up Plutus-
Gygax: <What!? What manner of fiend is this!?>
Φ: <It's just a ghost, Gary. Calm down and focus on the fight!>
-Φ bares her own claws and leaps in with obscura dripping like venom, a Night Slash with extra style points. Lydia is still rummaging through the bag, looking for something...-
-"At an old, run down office building, the info broker Homer stands on top of a ladder and attempts to hang a large sign with his Alakazams psychic."-
Homer: Alright, hold it stedy now. Up a little more, maybe to the left. There we go.
-"Homer gets ready to hammer the sign in place."-
Melione, his Alakazam: <For the love of Giratina, hurry up!>
-"She glares impatiently at her trainer, not noticing her brother, a Kadabra named Zagreus, slowly appearing behind her."-
Zagreus: <Hey Melly!>
-"Melinoe jumps with surprise, causing the sign to swing up and slam Homer in the chin, sending him flying to the ground. As he groans in pain, the hammer he was holding falls and smashes him in, a very unfortunate spot. It's a funny site if you're not Homer."-
Melly: <Jesus fucking tap dancing christ! What do you want Zags!?>
-"Zagreus promptly holds up a black and green colored cylinder made of unknown meat. It looks as though something is crawling underneath it and an evil aura fills the air around it."-
Zags: <I found a hot dog.>
Melly: <Ew! Where did you even get that thing?>
Zags: <The great hot dog river.>
-"He points into the Motostoke canal."-
Melly: <. . .THAT'S THE SEWER YOU IDIOT!>
Zags: *Gasp* <That's my favorite convenience store!>
-"There is a small silence as Melinoe gives her brother a dumbfounded and disgusted look."-
-"Then Zags takes a bite out of the, hot dog? The moment he does screams of pain and agony ring out through the town."-
Zags: <Yum! Crunchy!>
-"Homer eventually, albeit still in a Lot of pain, stands back up."-
Homer: God I hope this office was worth all this.
-"An 18 year old man stands heroically upon a large rock. His black spiky hair billowing in the wind while his charmander stands next to him."-
Alex: Ah, home. Would you look at it Fluffy. The great plains, the ever changing weather, the dumb ass trainer fucking with that wild Tsareena.
Dumb ass, off screen: Ha ha, stupid plant you can't catch- OH SWEET FUCKING APPLES!
Tsareena, also off screen: <YOU INVADED MY PERSONAL SPACE!!!>
-"There is a lot of screaming and the sound of bones snapping fills the air. Eventually, all that is heard is a gross qt squishing noise, as if someone was stomping on grapes."-
Alex, undisturbed by any of this: I missed Galar so much.
Fluffy, his charmander who has a big smile on his face: <I wanna light everything on fire and watch this entire country burn.>
-"Meanwhile, his blonde haired companion runs by, her squirtle in her arms as an angry Appletun chases her."-
Skye, running: I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY!
"I might waste some time by going to Route 2, since, I kinda missed it." -She returned Grookey and released Carbuncle and teleported to Route 2-
"Why am I in front of a house? Oh well, might as well check out this lake." -She approached the lake- "Might as well see what I get." -She pulled out her fishing rod and casted it into the lake and very soon- "WOAH A BITE!" -She reeled in a Arrokuda-
Arrokuda: <WOAH! Careful with the pulling there.>
-she releases Grookey-
Grookey: <Time to rock this joint! Isn't that right fish?>
Arrokuda: <Fish? Who you calling fish? I'm just a mere Arrokuda, just swimming here untill I noticed something.>
"Grookey use Branch Poke!"
<Sorry man, this might hurt a bit.> -He stabbed his twig at the Arrokuda-
<Hey! I'm not a man I'm a girl!> -The Arrokuda used Peck on Grookey-
<Call me man again and I'll peck you again>
"Once more! Branch Poke!"
<Fore!> -Grookey hitted the Arrokuda with the brach-
<Ouch! Why did you hit a girl like me? Do you think I'm ugly?>
<Well, not to be rude... yes, your ugly.>
<HOW DARE YOU!> -Arrokuda used Peck again on Grookey-
<Sorry isn't gonna cut it monkey. Just wait untill I call my brothers and sisters, they'll beat you to a pulp!>
<Wait! I didn't mean it!>
<Goodbye! Here it comes!> -But before she can call them, Aspen threw a Pokeball at her, catching her-
"Grookey are you alright?"
<Note to self: Never insult a girl. Ever.> -Suddenly, a blueish light surrounded him, he began to be upright, he also received another twig, some leaves began to appear on his head, when the light stopped, he became Thwackey-
<Woah, I look even cooler now!>
-Aspen returned Thwackey to his Pokėball and teleported to the Monostoke Pokemon Center to heal-
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