A Requite for Sollus: Round 2, Fight 1
The Rise of the Supermen
“Never forget… that’s what they say. Those terrorists… such evil and for what. But we never forgot the lives that were lost on the memorial of Sollus… and now all these years later, here we are again. But one thing I can say about this crop of heroes that arrived after the death of Sollus, they were all dedicated to protecting the memory of that great man in some way. That and they were all powerhouses like nothing the world had witnessed before. These were probably the most powerful heroes in the entire world.
I tell ya, son. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and I’ve seen plenty. Those criminals, after they defeated the Jupiter League they went after the citizens--the innocents. Mentis used some device he had created to start the riots which also kept the police busy. I know what you are thinking; we’re in Khazan… where the superheroes were. I mean yeah, some small-time heroes would show up, but something had amped up Mentis’ mind powers. He had control of what seemed like dozens of people. If someone too powerful showed up, he’d drop control of a few regulars and grab ahold of the supers. Then he’d send the supers after the regulars. It was a mess. It was the perfect diversion for any superhero that tried to intervene. See son, heroes always try to save innocent civilians first. Prime Example...
You probably don’t remember Ms. Perfect. Now there was a powerhouse. But, she wasn’t always a top tier heroine. We barely even knew who she was; well your dad knew who she was. He was in high school during that time. He had a huge crush on her. But after that day the world would know her. She and her Extracurriculars showed up and they immediately went to crowd control; creating a perimeter while Ms. Perfect went straight for her foe, Dr. Mentis. Little did she know, Mentis had put something in her mind. See, Mentis was a super-genius. That was his power. He captured Ms. Perfect once and well, he turned her into his living weapon, of sorts.
No sooner did she go for him than he had control of her mind. She turned on her friends, beat them down within seconds. Next she began to leave the memorial and head for destroying the city like Dr. Mentis’ cohorts. She didn’t make it far. I’ve seen some weird things in my life, son. But this guy who appeared… this Crow-Man. Well, that took the cake. He appeared in a plume of feathers. Before Ms. Perfect could get ten feet away from the Sollus memorial, she was met with this strange new hero dressed like a Crow.”
“Like that movie? What could Crow-Man do granddad?”
“It seemed like anything he wanted to do and he was going to need every bit of that amazing ability, because that Ms. Perfect was coming at him like a bat out of hell.”