k. 'pologies for the delay. let's get to it:
(1) strategy: he went invisible
problems: i was never relying on sight. then he adds tk invisibility which has OTHER problems: (a) the version of psylocke he has chosen ('omega' style tp) also doesn't HAVE her old tk abilities. she has tk, but NOT to the same extent. he should be using tk feats from HIS version. (b) reed STILL knew she was there.
(c) that was an alternate reed. not that it would matter:
(d) using tk to make her physical form invisible is one thing--now she is ENERGY! so we assume that she can now make ENERGY invisible?? dubious doesn't BEGIN to describe my thoughts regarding THAT idea..... (e) he'd STILL leave some trail to follow
support: further examples of worldmind's abilities:
worldmind monitors everything around nova all the time and feeds some of the info to his visor:
his visor can even find "cloaked" warships--ie, invisble. here worldmind actually scans the GENOME of a creature:
that means molecular level scanning. and as i've shown before, worldmind feeds info instantly and directly into richie's mind:
that would clearly come in handy, not only with richie's own powers, but worldmind would also be able to calculate ways to better use SPELLS! and no, there is no need for verbal communication:
that should be MORE than enough to suggest that invisibility and holograms have no chance against nova. tracking and analyzing energy is one of the things worldmind is BEST at.
(2) strategy: made a hologram
problem: useless against worldmind
(3) strategy: change the visible light to 'blind' me.
problems: (a) useless. worldmind is tracking HIS energy signature so the surrounding is meaningless. (b) light has ONLY ever become....LIGHT--VISIBLE LIGHT! i'll flat out challenge him to show artie taking ANY form OTHER than visible light as an energy form. his visible light form would stand out like a supernova to worldmind--regardless of the surroundings.
(4) strategy: blitz with psy blade
problems: the blade would bounce off.
support: while it is not my job to prove her blade CAN'T get through my shield (the onus is on him to convince you it COULD) i'll go ahead give it a try anyway. (a) my shield was created and made large enough to DIRECTLY safeguard against that tactic. and no, lol, his attempts at telling you all, and me, what i can and can't do in prep does NOT count as a suitable counter. lol he can't possibly be arguing that it is ooc to RAISE A FULL SHIELD IN PREP, right?
i mean i'm not killing babies over here. the argument DOES smell a little desperate though, and so early in the match....
(b) my shields can BLOCK psi powers. we know his psi weapons can be blocked/parried by regular weapons:
in addition though, my shields can BLOCK MENTAL CONTROL:
his shield completely cut off the mental control the many-angled ones had over their minions. also:
a rather important scan, that last one. his grav shields happen to be able to hold....an INTANGIBLE, PSYCHIC ENERGY CREATURE! this combo of those scans is proof positive that with shields in place, i would BLOCK her tp attempts altogether (that's not even factoring in the additional protection my helmet's psi-protocols grant me) and is MORE than adequate proof (with nothing to counter it) that my shields would block her psi blade. (c) i can say with all honesty (and i've read a LOT of x-men and x-related books....) that i cannot, even ONE time, recall her psi blade piercing an energy shield. she is always at contact range and the opponent is unshielded. i am neither of those things.... i believe i have MORE than adequately supported the notion that her psi blade would do nothing more than bounce off my energy shields. the onus is on him to prove that it might do anything but.
problem: HE IS TRYING TO DO WAYYYY TOO MUCH!
support: does anyone SERIOUSLY believe that he can: go photonic, manifest his psychic knife, turn invisible, make holograms AND take command of the visible light in the area; simultaneously?? bear in mind, the ONLY proof that he can use....ANY powers while intangible EVER produced was this one:
to be crystal clear: he wants us to think that because he was shown manipulating.....CHRISTMAS LIGHTS in energy form, that we should automatically assume he can do ALL those things above. in what world does the former evidence allow for the latter conclusion??
that folks, is a textbook example of what we like to call a no limits fallacy.
i'm a NIGHTMARE for him, worst case scenario match-up. he LITERALLY, has no offensive options against me. all he can do is run away at light speed while i sit back in absolute safety and track his every move. recall: we have already seen explicit, ON PANEL PROOF that i can capture intangible, psychic energy beings in a grav node field (it's like the writers KNEW i would be having this bz
). all i need to do is catch him.
before i begin, let me share a little more about nico and her staff. i chose her because, well, i love the option of being creative in these things, and she affords me almost limitless creativity. i could show scan after scan, but honestly, this site does a very nice job of outlining most of the spells she has cast and explains their effects:
i share it that you can see for yourselves the variety of effects her spells can take and to ensure you all that what i'm asking of her in NO WAY exceeds any of the things she has done to date. that said, how do i catch him? well, i could use a combination of teleport (it's not necessary for me to say anything to teleport) and my own tourney max speed to close the gap and a spell:
now, he talked about his precision travel speed edge. i don't think he's come CLOSE to showing any precision travel speed himself. as a beam he bounced around a school, but that's ALL he's shown--not exactly an overwhelming combat feat. he seems to be drawing some pretty crazy conclusions based on some pretty limited showings....
anyway, any "perceived" edge he may THINK he has is easily dealt with. first, i cast NOW YOU SEE ME NOW YOU DON'T to employ some MAGICAL invisibility of my own (no psi trail because of my shields nor would they emit EM energy for him to sense because they are gravimetric), followed by FOLLOW THE LEADER and teleportation. since he can't sense me, he would never even bother trying to evade. with this spell, i have nova FOLLOWING light, exactly. the teleport would get me close, the spell handles the tracking and piloting (in case of random movements) while i supply the speed. the tracking doesn't even need to be perfect--just enough to let me get close. once i am, i hit him with a grav node field and say BLACK BODY (something worldmind would easily know about....), neatly trapping him in an opaque grav node that blocks ALL FORMS OF EM RADIATION. nothing he can do about it--psi proof, strong enough to physically withstand a blitzing moonstone:
and immune to his EM energy control. game, set, match.
don't like that one? i could have worldmind amplify my voice and say COME HERE. this would act as a form of tk, and draw him to me, where i could again encase him with my grav node/BLACK BODY spell.
if THAT didn't work, i could try to stagger him with sonics, jarring him back to human form. something like THUNDERCLAP (since, as seen in his scan, he can still hear in this form) could stun him back to human and allow me to trap him as above. or i could just hit him with a gravity enhanced, cl100+ punch and knock his head off.
or maybe WHIRLPOOL which would act as an energy siphon (similar to what nova himself could do) that would draw him round and round my staff into a small space where i could trap him in a grav node/BLACK BODY.
soooooo many options! lol i could literally just sit back and recite spell after spell until something worked because he can't do a THING to harm me! regardless of which spell you like, the undeniable fact of the matter is--i WOULD catch him. sooner or later.
i have unassailable defenses, and a nearly infinitely creative offense orchestrated by a supercomputer with all the time in the world to use it. with still more fun to come, there can be only one outcome: