Spider Man and Iron Man finish carefully pulling the four SHIELD agents from the rubble. Three of them are in rough shape, while the other is well enough to begin giving his friends much needed medical assistance.
Iron Man begins to worry that the Raft’s main power has not turned back on yet. He examines the schematics of the Raft and verifies that he needs to make his way to level 10 at the bottom of the Raft to see what the problem is. Without the main power restored there won’t be any way to contain the inmates.
He is performing some emergency welding repairs on the communications tower that Spider-Man temporarily secured with his webbing when acting director Maria Hill contacts him. She indicates that the Helicarrier is about 30 minutes out and scolds him again for letting Nefaria escape. He shrugs it off and activates a muscle relaxant to take the sting out of his muscles before the task ahead.
News reporter Belinda Johnson conducts a friendly interview with Spider-Man about the dangerous situation at the Raft and what he plans to do about it. The interview is cut short when the Living Laser appears. Iron Man looks up from his work just long enough to see the Living Laser weigh his options and then escape at light speed.
Knowing that SHIELD assistance from the Helicarrier is still a ways out, Iron Man knows that it will be up to he and Spider Man to contain the situation. He pries the reinforced doors open and leads the way to the main elevator shaft so they can make their way to the power plant down on level 10.
Meanwhile down below on level 8, Matt Murdoch is helping Foggy Nelson get back on his feet and ushering Typhoid Mary back into her cell. The Sentry puts the battered Carnage back in his own cell and seals the door shut with his amazing strength and some impromptu welding of his own. The unconscious Hydro Man is all but forgotten.
The heroes plan to make their way back to the elevator when a large mob of 14 minor villains rounds the corner from where Hydro Man originally made his appearance. Daredevil protects Foggy Nelson, while The Sentry avoids the mob’s attempt to grab him. The Sentry blasts them with the power of a million exploding suns and then finishes them off with a series of quick punches. Rather than face The Sentry, a lone remaining villain runs back to his cell.
Four SHIELD agents arrive from a nearby junction and Matt Murdoch leaves Foggy Nelson in their care while they return the mob of inmates back to their cells. The heroes head back to the main elevator.
On the main floor, Iron Man meets several SHIELD agents who are happy to see him. Spider Man remarks sarcastically: “Wow. It’s great to be appreciated too”, as he crawls along the ceiling. Iron Man tries to recruit the agents, but they indicate that they would rather stay at their post in case any other inmates try to get past them.
They reach the main elevator shaft and open the doors. The elevator is stuck on level 7. Spider-Man rappels down to the elevator with his webbing. Iron Man flies down and opens the elevator roof hatch and drops inside. Spidey’s spider senses start tingling as the elevator door opens to reveal Silver Samurai and Purple Man, who sneers: “We’re in luck. Looks like we just found our ticket out of here.”
Spider-Man tries to swing kick the Silver Samurai, but the Bushido master slashes him across the chest with his tachyon sword. The Purple Man attempts to control them both with his pheromone-based persuasion powers, but only succeeds in giving Iron Man pause. Spider-Man swings out into the hallway on level 7 to avoid an attack by Silver Samurai while Iron Man fires dual repulsor blasts, singing both of his foes. Spider-Man then webs the hallway to give himself time to think before re-engaging the pair of villains.
One floor below them, The Sentry and Matt Murdoch arrive at the elevator shaft. The Sentry hears the fight going on above him and grabs the floor of the elevator and yanks the elevator down to his level and is now face to face with Iron Man, whom he reassures that he is one of the good guys. The pair of heroes fly up through the elevator shaft hatch to engage the Silver Samurai and Purple Man. Matt Murdoch uses his billy club line to follow closely.
The Purple Man commands Iron Man: “Get us out of here” and Iron Man falls under his influence. Spider-Man finds an air vent to hide from the Silver Samurai, now slicing through his webbing: “I’ve got a bug to catch”. The Purple Man tells Samurai that he’s on his own if he goes after Spider-Man rather than escape and he commands Iron Man: “Fly me out!”.
Iron Man obeys and grabs the Purple Man to escape, but The Sentry body slams both of them into a nearby wall, sandwiching the Purple Man between a wall and Iron Man. The Purple Man attempts to establish control over The Sentry while using his healing factor to completely regenerate, but fails to persuade him.
Matt Murdoch slams the Purple Man in the stomach with his bill clubs, doubling him over, and The Sentry finishes him off with an upper cut that slams him hard into the corridor ceiling.
The Silver Samurai manages to cut through Spidey’s webs only to find him hiding. Spider-Man drops down and kicks him in the head for a final knockout.
We need power!
The Sentry seals the pair of villains in a nearby cell. The Raft rocks from a huge explosion. SHIELD agents report to Iron Man that Nitro, the Wrecking Crew and the U-Foes have blown a hole in the Raft on level 2, just above water level and are escaping. Director Hill overhears this and orders Iron Man to abandon his quest toward the power plant so that he and the others can stop the escaping inmates. Iron Man tells her that he needs to get power back online or it will only get worse. She protests, but he tells her: “I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that, you’re breaking up…”
The Sentry lifts the elevator to level 6, Spider-Man webs it in place and everyone makes their way down the shaft to level 10. They head to the power plant at the heart of the Raft.
When they arrive they find the sentient electrical field known as Zzzax feeding from the main reactor. Iron Man attempts to knock him away from the reactor with a volley of missiles, but they veer off course as they near his electric form. The reactor system is Stark Technology and Iron Man guesses that they will have to find a way to separate Zzzax from the reactor if they want to get it back online.
Spider-Man has an idea and proceeds to cover the reactor with his webbing to insulate it from Zzzax. He manages to cover most of the reactor, which angers Zzzax, who temporarily breaks contact long enough to blast Spider-Man, but fails to connect. Spider-Man seizes the opportunity and finishes webbing and insulating the reactor.
The Sentry catches Zzzax off-guard and slams him into a wall. Iron Man then manages to trap him in a recently discharged capacitor. Using all of the Raft information at his disposal Iron Man kickstarts the reactor and main generators, restoring full power to the facility.
The Raft begins to rumble and communication with SHIELD reveals that it is rising and is now 3 meters above the East River. Acting Director Maria Hill requests assistance from Iron Man on the surface and this time he agrees, leading The Sentry and Spider-Man back up the main elevator shaft and through the outside reinforced doors. Matt Murdoch makes his way to level 3 to assist SHIELD in containing inmates.
Once outside, Iron Man takes command of seven nearby agents and asks for an update. An agent merely points up at the sneering figure of Graviton, defiantly raising his arms in the air and pulling the Raft further away from the East River. The Sentry moves to take him down.
Graviton waves his hand over the assembled agents and heroes and increases the nearby local gravity near the surface of the Raft to staggering levels. The Sentry is at the epicenter of the effect and is pinned, unable to move. Iron Man and Spider-Man are finding it almost impossible to move.
A helicopter appears near the Raft and makes an emergency landing on the helipad. Captain America emerges, diverted by SHIELD request after speaking at a nearby symposium on terrorism at the United Nations. He stands at the edge of the gravitic field and throws his shield. His aim is true and he strikes Graviton right in the groin.
Iron Man fires his missiles, but they can’t clear the gravity field to reach their intended target.
Spider-Man struggles to get far enough away from the gravitic field and succeeds, using the nearby geography to create a web sling shot to launch himself feet first right at Graviton’s chest. He lands a solid blow. Graviton is almost down for the count.
Hearing the sound of the approaching Helicarrier, Graviton decides to retreat and survive to fight another day when he is at full strength. He pours all of his effort into boosting his supersonic flight and makes a speedy getaway, but is tagged by a Spidey tracer before escaping.
The Raft falls back into the East River, causing ten foot waves to crash into the New York harbor.
Current Doom Pool: 1D6
|Character||End of Scene PP & Stress Totals|
|Captain America||1 PP – No Stress|
|Iron Man||0 PP – D6 Physical Stress|
|Spider Man||0 PP – No Stress|