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>In the name of all that is evil and unjust!

You are Carrie Cross and you've spent your whole life giving to the world without anything to show for it. Well it's about time you think... to take some back! You're done playing nice and by the rules, so why not start breaking them and playing nasty? Growing up with Saturday morning shows and your enduring obsession with them, will surely pay off now!

Ah, but before you can begin your reign of terror, what do you have to work with?

>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.
>Genius! Well you were top of your class anyway, but you always seem to figure something out.
>Resources! You won the lottery recently, so you at least can afford to do whatever it takes.
>Nothing! You are a completely mundane and average, boring person... all the better to take over the world!
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>>5908203
>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.

We can still call ourself a genius, it might even be not entirely incorrect!
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>>5908203
>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.
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>>5908203
>Genius! Well you were top of your class anyway, but you always seem to figure something out.
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>>5908203
>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.
Aw hell ye
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>>5908203
>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.
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>Superpower! Not a very good "super" power, but a rare enough thing in the world regardless.

So it seems, that not everything in your life is unexceptional! Among those rare few, maybe one in a million, to have what are referred to as super-powers. Some people out there have mighty abilities enough to draw the attention of the world, while others may live their lives unnoticed. You are towards the latter side of the scale, but hey! Who needs to be a genius or have resources when you're superhuman?

What happens to be your power though?

>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
>Invisibility! You are completely transparent by most spectrum, but this is always the case and only your own body.
>Teleport! You can blink from one place to another, but you must be able to see the destination and momentum is conserved.
>Monstrous! You will change into a mighty and terrible beast if harmed or stressed enough, yet cannot control yourself as such leading to unpredictable results.

Any concerns about these can be answered as need be, if you need to make up your mind.
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>>5908303
>Teleport! You can blink from one place to another, but you must be able to see the destination and momentum is conserved.
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>>5908303
>>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
I feel like this one might have a lot of utility... but they all sound pretty good to me!
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>>5908303
>>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.

This is the path towards Looney Toons hijinks.
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>>5908303
>>Teleport! You can blink from one place to another, but you must be able to see the destination and momentum is conserved.
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>>5908303
>Teleport! You can blink from one place to another, but you must be able to see the destination and momentum is conserved.
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>>5908303
>>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
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>>5908303
>>Invisibility! You are completely transparent by most spectrum, but this is always the case and only your own body.
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>>5908303
>>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
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>>5908303
> Teleport
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>>5908303
>>>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
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>>5908303
>Invisibility! You are completely transparent by most spectrum, but this is always the case and only your own body.
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>>5908303
>Teleport! You can blink from one place to another, but you must be able to see the destination and momentum is conserved.
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>>5908532
>>5908489
>Invisibility

>>5908307
>>5908344
>>5908397
>>5908527
>>5908539
>Teleport

>>5908341
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>>5908548
>Elastic

Given it some time, and if I'm counting correctly it seems like a slight majority for Elastic?
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>>5908551
Oh dear, looks like someone deleted their post/choice.
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>>5908303
>Elastic body! Your body can stretch and compress any which way, but that is merely the property of your body rather than under your control.
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>>5908551
>>5908567
Alright, I think we can work with this then? Response to follow.
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>Elastic

Indeed you are superhuman, having a body which is more like taffy or rubber, than flesh and bone. Maybe if you had the power of flight or super strength, something impressive and useful then you would have been open about it. An elastic body though is just... weird, so you've always been withdrawn and reserved because of it. Afraid of anyone discovering the nature of your body. Perhaps the one benefit of which, that no one besides your immediate family knows.

Even if you didn't have a superpower though, you'd still be turning to villainy and planning your wicked rise! And much planning there is to be done; no villain can be considered worthy without some various necessities. A lair for example, villainous transportation, henchmen, an identity of course and-

"-bwuuuhhh?"

Blast! The wake-up alarm on your phone! Time for another daily grind at your dreary job, and on your birthday no less! This is no life for a supervillain and at this point why should you even bother? It's been a long time coming... as you yelp in panic for falling out of bed in a tangle of sheets. Finally silencing the alarm, you see many messages already from a friend about your "special" day.

Well, special in more ways than just the one.

>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.
>Forget that! Your new life starts today, and there's much to be done! Get to planning your devious rise.
>To avoid suspicion you will get up and ready for the day and leave the house, but not for work. Some things that need doing are not at home.
>A villainous write-in?
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>>5908600
>To avoid suspicion you will get up and ready for the day and leave the house, but not for work. Some things that need doing are not at home.
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>>5908600
>>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.
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>>5908600
>>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.
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>>5908600
>To avoid suspicion you will get up and ready for the day and leave the house, but not for work. Some things that need doing are not at home.
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>>5908600
>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.
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>>5908600
>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.
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>You suppose you could go to work one last time, at least to call it quits and shove it in your boss's face.

A lot of things are going to be different from now on, so you may as well start by calling it quits at your job. One last day, you're not looking forward to it but knowing it is to be your last makes it feel like a relief almost. A little more high-spirited than usual as you shower, get ready and get dressed for the day. By the time you make it downstairs to the kitchen breakfast is already on the table, two plates and set nicer than usual.

"There's the birthday girl." of course your dad remembers and a big hug to go with it, but halfway through breakfast he has other concerns. "I'm helping Robbie out, but after you're done later I can drive you to the courthouse or... wherever you have to go for it."

"Erm-" you try and mutter through a mouthful, a little caught off-guard. "-maybe, I wouldn't want to drag you all the way... oh look, is that the time?! I gotta' go!"

Though he had more to say, you hurry on out of the house with what you hope was a good enough excuse for him to drop the issue. Walking to the bus stop it's all you can think about... that's right, the Renfrew Act or whatever it is. Some old law from like WWII, that all (knowing) superhumans have to register as such by the age of twenty. Ever since you graduated your dad's been on your case about it, but now that it's your birthday you're out of time and excuses.

You don't look forward to that conversation later, that you don't intend to register. Doing so would obviously hinder your villainous plans!

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"Can I get uhhhhhh... a narrow mocha fellatio please, extra onions instead of milk and-"

Another day another dollar at Barstucks, your shift job. Again though, you intend it to be your last thankfully. For this you can at least feign a smile through the day.

"Coming right up!"

These people, these peons. They'll learn. You'll show all of them! Soon it'll be you who is waited on and served by people like this. Yes, that'll be nice... through your shift it does give you the chance to ponder your villainous plans then. Not to mention, how you plan on actually quitting at the end of your shift and what to say to your boss.

>Your identity! How shall these people, and the world come to know and fear you?
>Your lair! No supervillain can operate without a (secret) base.
>Your transport! No more taking the bus for you.
>Your henchmen! Maybe you could operate alone, but having help is always nice.
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>>5909098
>fellatio
Do we work at the titty joint

>Your identity! How shall these people, and the world come to know and fear you?
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>>5909098
>Your... Goal? Plans are all well and good but who, or what, should be the target of your villainy?
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>>5909179
Hm? No, an average cafe of a chain-establishment brand!
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>>5909190
Then why is a menu called fellatio
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>>5909195
It's Italian you know, fancy!
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>>5909098
>Your lair! No supervillain can operate without a (secret) base.
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>>5909098
>>Your lair! No supervillain can operate without a (secret) base
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>>5909098
>Your identity! How shall these people, and the world come to know and fear you?
Come on guys, we can't be a proper super-villain without a cool name, preferably one with a pun in it.
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>>5909098
>>Your identity! How shall these people, and the world come to know and fear you?
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>>5909179

>Your identity! How shall these people, and the world come to know and fear you?

Whittling away the hours with every over-complicated drink and snack prepared, you've gotten so boring used to your job that you can almost perform all the necessary tasks without paying attention. Feeling like a weary cog in a rotten machine that you're soon to spring free from. And since you don't have to pay too much attention to what you're doing, that gives you plenty opportunity all the while to daydream about your soon to be villainous debut.

Of course the most important thing of all in truth, are your goals. You know, what you actually want to accomplish by doing all this and why? Before you get down to such deep and complicated matters however, it couldn't hurt to first have a foundation on which to build, in reaching for such lofty villainous goals!

And to that end, well why wouldn't you be pondering about your evil identity! You are and always have been Carrie Cross but that isn't all you are anymore. How many afternoons growing up, spend imagining a super persona for yourself and what practice you've had for this. If you're being honest you had imagined yourself a hero back in those days but overtime your favor changed to what it is now.

So, what makes a supervillain? What will your identity be? Of course nothing has to be set in stone but there are some basic things you should figure out...

>What will you wear? Something practical or stylish? Something intimidating, or even some crazy 'Super' outfit like the old Saturday morning shows?
>What will you be called? People may ascribe some name to you, but you can always affirm your own moniker.
>How much do you want to lean on your superpower? Of course you will make use of your abilities, but does that define your identity? Or are you a villain regardless, who happens to have your abilities?
>How much do you care about secrecy? You very well choose an identity but not bother with any disguise, you know some superhumans like that while others are quite mysterious.

You have, and spend the time scribbling down all sorts of relevant things on the back of a napkin. These are just some probably essential points, but anything you think is relevant really, you can suggest and consider. Since nothing has to be permanent, you can see what works... at least for the time being.
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>>5909482
In effect, how might you want to present yourself for your first villainous caper? The more you get use to this the more developed and certain you can become with your identity.

But for this first time, admittedly amateur effort, how do you want to start out?
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>>5909482
>What will you wear? Something practical or stylish? Something intimidating, or even some crazy 'Super' outfit like the old Saturday morning shows?
Crazy super outfit all the way

>What will you be called? People may ascribe some name to you, but you can always affirm your own moniker.
Oh man I'm super bad with names

>How much do you want to lean on your superpower? Of course you will make use of your abilities, but does that define your identity? Or are you a villain regardless, who happens to have your abilities?
Little, they kinda suck. Good for a back pocket trick, but definitely not our main tool.

>How much do you care about secrecy? You very well choose an identity but not bother with any disguise, you know some superhumans like that while others are quite mysterious.
A LOT
max mystery
in fact we can even call ourselves mysteria, lets gooooo
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>>5909482
>What will you wear? Something practical or stylish? Something intimidating, or even some crazy 'Super' outfit like the old Saturday morning shows?
Depends on what we can exploit with our powers; no use going for a complex look if we can't maintain it when we stretch.

>What will you be called? People may ascribe some name to you, but you can always affirm your own moniker.
We are an elastic person with plans fror great villainy. We shall be... 'Stretch Goals!'

>How much do you want to lean on your superpower? Of course you will make use of your abilities, but does that define your identity? Or are you a villain regardless, who happens to have your abilities?
Far from a minor league power! This is the ability of Mr Fantastic, Elastigirl! But those dumb heroes never gave it the utility that villainy could put it to... we'll lean on it heavily in our villainous plans!

>How much do you care about secrecy? You very well choose an identity but not bother with any disguise, you know some superhumans like that while others are quite mysterious.
Our ability makes disguise easy, for we can reshape our very body. We will care about secrecy... but always be ready for the dramatic flourish of a villain reveal!
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>>5909823
>>5909683
A reminder, but also to clarify and otherwise better explain your lowly superpower, so that you may consider and plan around it; your body is elastic but you have no control over that, it's merely the physical property of your body.

So for example you cannot reach and stretch your arms up to grab say, the edge of a rooftop from standing in the street below. You can however, stand up on the rooftop to grab the edge and then drop down to the street below, causing your arms to stretch you all the way down (if you maintain your grip of course). But the moment you let go from that rooftop edge, naturally your arms will snap back to you and their regular shape. Another example could be, changing the shape of your body which can certainly be done but unless you have an external way of holding that shape, you won't be able to keep it on your own. Like being able to form-fit your head inside a square box, but pulling the box off will cause your head to reshape to normal. Though even without control over your elasticity, it's not without some passive benefits. Toughness namely, given that your body can endure however you stretch and contort it, so you're quite resistant to trauma. You wouldn't want to get stabbed with a knife of course, but could throw their best punch at your head and it wouldn't bother you.

This much you know, at least. Maybe you could develop your power more with time and practice like one does with a muscle, but then maybe not. You've spent your whole life till now trying to avoid your power so you never tried much to see what you are or could be capable of.
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>>5909859
Hey, when Superman started out he could 'only' pick up a car, leap 1/8th of a mile, outrun an express train, and be mostly bulletproof. Powers grow!
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>>5909482
>>What will you wear? Something practical or stylish? Something intimidating, or even some crazy 'Super' outfit like the old Saturday morning shows?
Something sexy. A fancy bikini and a practical cape.

>>What will you be called? People may ascribe some name to you, but you can always affirm your own moniker.
Stretchy girl

>>How much do you want to lean on your superpower? Of course you will make use of your abilities, but does that define your identity? Or are you a villain regardless, who happens to have your abilities?
Use gadgets in addition to our powers

>>How much do you care about secrecy? You very well choose an identity but not bother with any disguise, you know some superhumans like that while others are quite mysterious.
Wear a domino mask covering our eye but nothing more
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>>5909823
+1 to this, but I vote for the name 'black rubber'. Black is a nefarious color, and black rubber is an actual thing that exists.
If there's a tie at the end, I'll make my secondary vote 'stretch goals' because pun names are fun.
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>>5909874
+1 but Stretch Goals is a better villain name
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+1 on stretch goals.

Plus the outfit should be crazy.
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>>5909482
>What will you wear? Something practical or stylish? Something intimidating, or even some crazy 'Super' outfit like the old Saturday morning shows?
Sexy outfits, like Emma Frost's skintight ones.

>What will you be called? People may ascribe some name to you, but you can always affirm your own moniker.
Stretch goals
>How much do you want to lean on your superpower? Of course you will make use of your abilities, but does that define your identity? Or are you a villain regardless, who happens to have your abilities?
We'll learn on the job

>How much do you care about secrecy? You very well choose an identity but not bother with any disguise, you know some superhumans like that while others are quite mysterious.
Secrecy? Who cares! Just do the bare minimum to hide.
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>>5910433
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>>5909874
>>5909823
>>5909683
I preferred Mysteria but Stretch Goals it is then! Will try to form a working combination between these, as much as able.
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>>5909482
>>5910557

You more than get carried away imagining a villainous persona for yourself, that you often space out between serving and preparing tasks behind the counter. Being called to snap out of it now and then is sufficient, but before you know it most of the shit has passed by the time you settle on the various essential details for your intended identity. At least, the one you will be starting out with just as soon as you-

"-Carrie! You listening? I'd like to talk after you're done with that."

Ugh, your boss Adam. Always making it hard for you, always an annoyance, always trouble... well, maybe not. But it's easier to convince yourself how bad the job is if you also hate your boss, finding whatever little things about him you can dislike. Oh how you'd love to give him a piece of your mind and doubly so given that you plan on quitting at the end of your shift, within the hour.

"-and that's why I think you're manager material! Almost two years now, you've definitely earned it."

"...what?"

This is uncomfortable, you hadn't expected this. Maybe some corporate response about your birthday, not a promotion. It seems the brand is opening a few new locations and want Adam to oversee them, leaving the position of manager here up in the air. Part of you feels flattered for his confidence in you, and enamored with the idea of being in charge of this place now... but that part you stomp down into the dust and grind your heels on.

You're supposed to be quitting today! Later tonight even, or at least tomorrow for sure, you plan on becoming a supervillain! No more time to waste in this franchise coffee shop.

>Politely decline, you're quitting anyway. You committed to your last day, this is just another part of the grind before you finally walk out.
>Make a scene, storm out! If you're going to quit then you want everyone to remember it!
>Accept... but plan to return here after-hours to make sure the job isn't available anymore.
>A dastardly write-in?
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>>5910621
>Politely decline, you're quitting anyway. You committed to your last day, this is just another part of the grind before you finally walk out.
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>>5910621
>Politely decline, you're quitting anyway. You committed to your last day, this is just another part of the grind before you finally walk out.
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>>5910621
> Accept, an extra source of income on top of our criminal activities could be nice at least until we hit it big
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>>5910731
+1
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>>5910621
>Accept
A cover job can be helpful for alibi’s
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> Accept, an extra source of income on top of our criminal activities could be nice at least until we hit it big

You grumble all the way to the bus stop, having finished your shift for the day. As much as you'd intended to quit, you were blindsided by the offer of promotion and ended up accepting. It doesn't sit well with you and the thought of spending one more day at that place is repulsive when instead you should be out seizing your destiny!

For the sake of pragmatism however, you can consider it as a temporary arrangement. At least for the time being until you find your own feet and become established as a villain. Admittedly the extra pay will help, as well as the promotion itself to get dad off your back about the registration. Plus, having an alibi couldn't hurt...

That's still several weeks away at least though, before you're running that dismal place. For now, you're off the clock and it's after noon. It won't be long before dad is ringing you about getting over to the courthouse, but you've got an hour or so until then at least. As you shove open the front door to your house and drop your keys in the bowl, to plonk down on the living room couch and wonder what to do next.

>See about getting that supervillain outfit! You came up with the idea but how to actually go about getting such a grandiose and stylish attire...
>Start planning your first villainous scheme! You can't very well make your big debut in some random and unplanned crime after all... or could you?!
>Figure out the remaining villainous requirements. There's still some other considerations like a lair and henchmen... though you could leave that till later.
>A devious write-in?
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>>5910976
>>See about getting that supervillain outfit! You came up with the idea but how to actually go about getting such a grandiose and stylish attire..
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>>5910976

>A devious write-in?
Test our new powers. After all, before coming up with any schemes or costumes, it's vital to know what we can and can't do. It'd be bad to plan around stunts we can't pull or put together a costume that restricts our elasticity
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>>5910621
>Accept
There’s nothing more evil than a multibillion dollar corporation.

Cool quest, QM, and cool superpower. Even if we’re not gonna be throwing gum gum pistols around, we can grab onto lampposts and similar anchor points to apply our powers to situations.
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>>5911050
Oops. That’s what I get for not refreshing first.

>>5910989
+1 to this. Baby’s first training arc baybeeee
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>>5910976
>>5910989
+1 to this! Let's practice a bit first!
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>>5911061
>>5911051
>>5910989
>>5910986
Seems like a majority for spending the time to test out your super power? Well you don't have a lair yet but you could probably find someplace private to experiment.

What you want to try doing though, and how much you want to try and exert/stress yourself, you can go ahead and specify! As well as roll a 1d100, for the effort. Who knows, depending on what you choose/specify to do, how hard you try (but also risk), and what you roll, you may learn or develop your abilities further!
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>5911173
Hmm... I guess we should start out with seeing how far we can extend our hands/extremities and still use them effectively? Like how far can we maneuver them before they become unusable? Maybe try to move around corners with our hands, etc.
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>Rolled 98 (1d100)
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>>5911177
Carrie don't fuck around when it comes to villany
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>>5911181
>>5911175
Note of course that despite this substantial roll, others can still weigh in and make their own rolls. I'll give it the chance till next we continue the usual time, for anyone else to give input. Of course for potential other rolls, but also for other ideas so if there's a different consensus or majority plan otherwise.
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>5910976
One other idea is to forge our registration papers and tell dad we went ahead and did it already
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>5911173
See if we can increase the mass and volume of the stretching body part. Test if we are only limited to our limbs, attempt some form of shape manipulation, etc.
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5911173
Try making our boobs larger
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>5911431
lol

>>5911173
Practice stretching our ass now
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>>5911175
Very nice.

We may not be able to stretch our body, but can we compress it? We should in theory have much more flexibility than the average human, which would make acrobatics easier. We might even be able to squeeze through small holes like an octopus.

There’s also the chance that we could compress our body at will by using said mobility to bend our joints far beyond natural limits, say, winding our arm back and twisting our hips until we’ve built up a large amount of elastic energy. We could then relax our muscles to release that energy and deliver a devastating punch.
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>5911173
Jump around and see how athletic we can be
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>98

Given the time, you think it would be wisest to test out your superhuman abilities and gain a better understanding of what you're capable of. The worst thing that could happen is you engage in villainy and then find out the hard way at some critical moment what your limits are. Especially if, chances are you run up against other superhumans. If and when the authorities grade your crimes beyond a certain threshold, then heroes will be after you.

Of course a gym or something like that would be nice, but you don't have one yourself and probably won't find one empty in the middle of the day. The next best thing then; the woods near your house!

"Alright Caroline, let's see what you're made of... or should I say, Stretch Goals ahah!"

Managing to find a decently secluded spot in the forest, you'll at least be able to know if someone is coming from afar.

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You ponder what various tests and experiments you can get up to then, to test your capabilities. The first, being the limits to your elasticity. By grabbing and holding a tree, you walk backwards through the woods farther and farther away causing your arms to elongate further and further. In the end you can make it about a hundred feet away you'd guess, before it becomes too difficult to continue. You notice however that this isn't specifically the limit of how far you can stretch but rather the point where the tug from your stretched arms will start to stretch the rest of your body, and then you loose footing of the ground. If for example you made it these hundred feet away, someone could grab your feet and then pull you probably another hundred feet or more.

"I wonder if I just let go from there... no, I bet that would hurt." you wonder aloud while walking the hundred feet back to the tree you held onto.

Though whether you'd actually want to stretch that much is questionable, since naturally the farther you stretch the thinner your body becomes and by a certain point the stress becomes difficult to maintain and even painful. But you know your practical limit for now.

"Uagh, that looks gross!" you remark in alarm at your elongated torso.

Another idea is to see what else is able to stretch. Of course your entire body is elastic but you didn't consider more than your limbs really. By relying on the height of a tree however, you can anchor your feet and then climb up with your arms to reach a height where your entire body starts to stretch rather than your limbs. A little bit sickening to observe actually, a limb getting longer is one thing but seeing the rest of your body elongating is rather weird. There's also a problem you find with your clothes and how they become ill-fitting or even start to fall off embarrassingly, when you deform your body enough.
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Indeed, your body may be elastic but your clothes aren't. And this is just lateral stretching, if you started to spread out your body in multiple directions then your clothes may end up constricting against and restraining you.

There's also an idea to alter mass or volume of yourself in parts, but you can't seem to come up with a way of doing so which doesn't prove futile against your own elasticity.

"Tight fit in here... hello Madam, do you take reservations? Why certainly, we have a table for two by the wind- AGH! Spiders!"

You've done a lot of stretching but how about compressing? You manage to find a hollowed out tree, with some narrow openings previously used by some critters probably. A normal person could only reach their hand in, but with effort you are able to squeeze your entire body through such a narrow space and fit inside. A very weird feeling as you relax and your body naturally fills out to whatever space is available to you, it's just a good thing you aren't claustrophobic! An interesting test, cut short by feeling that you aren't the only occupant of the tree, which you burst out of in a frenzied panic dance to get the creepy crawlies off.

When eventually you settle down, there's some considering towards how much you could compress. You wonder if it may be possible even to squeeze yourself underneath a doorway for example, but similar to the problem of elongating your body, you imagine your clothes would be the limiting factor. One other test of your compression is the idea of twisting for momentum, which feels tremendously weird but does seem possible. As you manage to twist your arm around so many times and release it for a staggering display of force. The same may be true for the rest of your body but the issue here is that you can't just twist or contort yourself alone, you need something to anchor yourself or hold onto, to do it.

"...okay, this is a bit much..." you murmur in awareness, feeling your altered curviness.

The final test. Well you don't suppose you could avoid the curiosity looming at the back of your mind, but... would any self-conscious young adult do differently when it comes to looks? Same as with any part of your body, you can grab and pull at parts of yourself to stretch them but the shape doesn't hold once you let go. One thing you discover almost by accident though, is how there isn't much limit to air you can breathe in. Thus inflating your lungs further and further and distending your torso. Too much becomes silly but even a little more than human limits, has a pronounced effect. In actuality it doesn't really make your chest bigger, but it does give that appearance. The other thing you discover when trying to lift heavy rocks, is there's a point where weight upon your body exceeds your natural elasticity, causing your whole form to compress to compensate. Naturally a lot of mass and weight orients to your hips for support, warping your figure noticeably.
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In effect, these methods can make you curvier although you think it would be easier to just do something like wear a corset, which will just squeeze your elasticity to either side for the desired effect. Not that you really needed these though, you take after your mother and are naturally rather well-endowed to show for it.

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Though you'd only aimed to spend about an hour messing around in the woods, you easily forget everything else when you have so much to show for your efforts. After all the experimenting with what you're capable of, you decide to put everything to the test... and have an exhilarating time of it! Running through the woods, climbing and leaping from trees, managing athletic feats you never imagined yourself capable of. It's quite impressive really! And though you have many stumbles and falls, your superhuman toughness carries you through! In actuality you aren't any faster or more agile than an average person, in fact less so since you'd never put much effort into athleticism, but the more you try and exert yourself the more comfortable and used to your body you become and that does wonders for your agility. Any person in shape may be able to surpass you, but you'd put up a strong competition!

And this is as you are, you wonder in time what you may become capable of with continued practice and diligence.

More than just physical exhilaration though, you come to enjoy this exercise and understanding of your body that, for the first time in a long time you begin feeling... comfortable with yourself. Certainly your body at least, not afraid or ashamed of it and your superhuman nature. When it had always been such a burden to you, caused you such troubles and upset through most of your life. Of course you can't or won't just turn over a new leaf and suddenly become a new person, your withdrawn nature is who you are and that will surely persist once you leave these woods and return to your normal life. But for your own self-esteem, maybe you'll feel less like of an alien in your own skin and less of a freak around the people in your life. To be able to make the best of what you didn't ask for, but what you have. And hey, you suppose it could be worse considering your superpower doesn't make you stand out in a crowd compared to some of the more extreme superhumans you know of.

In any case you end up running yourself to exhaustion and enjoying every minute of it, losing track of time in the process. Panting for breath and distorting your chest a little from it, the ringing of your phone is what reminds you of the rest of the world.

"Oh right... dad."

Late into the afternoon now, soon to be evening, real life tries to draw you back with claws. There's dad calling you about you know what, but also numerous messages from Chris and Kelly, your friends.
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>Answer the phone, or better yet you can just walk back to see dad now that he's home. You anticipate friction however.
>Better to answer but lie about where you are. You're... downtown, at the courthouse yeah! No worries about registration!
>Dad can wait awhile still, you've put off your friends all day and it'll give you something to do and not be at home.
>An unconscionable write-in?

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>Dad can wait awhile still, you've put off your friends all day and it'll give you something to do and not be at home.
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>Pick up the phone and tell him you got a promotion but won’t be able to make it until later, possibly much later, because you’re still working out the details of your employment
We’ll actually be buying time to come up with a scheme to avoid being registered. Whether that involves persuading our dad to let us not register, falsify our documents or create a situation where he’s forced to let us have our way, I don’t know.

How much of a stickler for the rules is our dad, QM? Would he be willing to break the rules if we, say, committed a petty crime using our powers which would instant out us as a criminal if we ever got registered?
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Such is the issue with registration, if you commit a crime and your powers are noticed then the authorities will easily be aware. Hence the consideration of a superhuman not so freely displaying their powers, especially a criminal superhuman.

As for your dad, you'd get the best understanding by talking with him. However from what you've known most of your life, he is pretty tolerant and supportive of you. You know he wouldn't be happy if you didn't register because your superhuman nature is a finicky point for him, but you hope he wouldn't disown you for something like that. The problem is when it comes to crime, if you were to avoid registering because you want to commit criminal acts and elude the law? You're scared to think of how he would react.
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>Better to answer but lie about where you are. You're... downtown, at the courthouse yeah! No worries about registration!
The path to super villainy starts with one small misdeed
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Backing >>5912105
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>Dad can wait awhile still, you've put off your friends all day and it'll give you something to do and not be at home.

I don't want to risk lying only to find out dad is calling from the courthouse. Beside we could register but hide what we just learned about our powers
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>Pick up the phone and tell him you got a promotion but won’t be able to make it until later, possibly much later, because you’re still working out the details of your employment

You'd like to avoid lying to your dad when possible, he's the only family you've got after all. Of course you already know what he's calling about, and had been brooding on the matter since getting off work. Fortunately in that regard you have the perfect excuse which isn't really a lie about the registration, rather a distraction from it.

"A promotion? Good for you hun, you deserve it. Take as long as you need there, don't worry about dinner."

"...dinner?"

It seems you were wrong about what you dad wanted, that rather than any registration concerns he had planned for a surprise dinner at a fancy restaurant for your birthday and was wondering when you'd be home. Well you already made up an excuse for now so you can't just change it, but maybe if you don't leave it too long you can still be home in time? Of course it's a relief that you don't have to lie to him over the phone but that's just kicking the problem down the road, since he surely will use the chance over dinner to bring up the topic. And then that would be the more uncomfortable situation to be in... then again, maybe not. Maybe you'd be better able to make a serious discussion about it, rather than just casual talk at home.

Who knows, either way it's not a problem you ever wanted to have to deal with but it's the way things are. The one thing you are pretty sure about though is that either way, you don't want to register. Partly because you don't believe it's a just law but mostly because you can only see it as a hindrance. Though it's not like there's nothing to be said about going through the process... heroes make a point of meeting people who register, you'll be put in touch with superhuman contact groups, and there's all sorts of financial incentives involved. For someone who didn't want to become a villain it's not half a bad arrangement, all things considered.

If you have made up your mind though and refuse to register, you'll probably have to come up with some way of covering for that. Forged documents and identification? How would you even go about something like that?

>Bah, who cares? You've got your first crime to plan for this very night!
>On second thought, maybe registration would be worth considering? It's not like you can't overcome the drawbacks it would incur, as a supervillain!
>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
>An evil write-in?
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...damnit, this is hard. I want to get to supervillaining but this whole 'good Dad' and 'registration' thing is a minefield.
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>>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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WHAT DOES YOUR HEART TELL YOU?

YOUR ROTTEN HEART
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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>Hit up Kelly

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Do it for him
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...
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We compromise by being a Dark Hero. We do villainous acts for the sake of justice and heroics
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>Actually... appropriately enough, you think your friend Kelly may actually know how to get falsified documents and the like? Worth a try...

After the promotion excuse you need something to pass the time, and with Kelly's help you think you could kill two birds with one stone. That's right, your two lasting friends from high school, Kelly and Chris. Even as an outcast you still managed to find two people who shared interests, or rather they found you. Admittedly pretty loser-y at the time, the fandom and favor of superheroes and other such nerdy obsessions, but it was some comfort and friendship against the social... troubles, you had through high school.

Of the three of you, Kelly was always the savviest and most sociable so you expect she may be able to help you with this particular matter. First though, you've got to get through the formalities.

"Thanks Kelly but I really don't need-"

"Girl, it's your birthday. I got this."

Well she certainly surprises you with a whirlwind of shopping and frivolity, as well as how much she's able to cram into so little time. Trouble keeping up with her almost as she drags you about Southside from one place to the next in celebration. A little exhaustive after the busy day so far but you know this is as much an excuse for her to enjoy herself as well, so you don't mind.

Plus she surprised you with a killer thermos present, the kind everyone is buzzing about in the media currently. As well, she wants to take you out drinking and as expected has fake ID, which brings you to the point. You disappointingly decline her offer since you still may want to make time for dad, but there is something she can help you with more than just a present.

"Ok, who're you and what'd you do with my friend? Oh my god, always afraid to break the rules, goodie-two-shoes Carrie wants to fake some registration... is it because it's your big 2-0?"

You're embarrassed enough to bring up this topic in the first place with her, you don't need her making a fuss about it. She's always a teaser, but fortunately it seems that she knows a girl who knows a guy. The same that got her fake ID and the like since high school.
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She thinks he could help and get you what you want, but this is of course only by her assumptions since you're careful about not fully revealing all the relevant information to her. Despite her and Chris being your best friends, they don't know of your superhuman nature is why, and if they could avoid finding out you think you might prefer that... at least your friendship wouldn't potentially change because of it.

So while there is some relief that you may be able to get exactly what you need, it isn't without concern. Namely that, you'll have to be relying on some stranger to forge sensitive government documents for you. This isn't like a driver's license which everyone has, there's no way you'd be able to hide the fact that it's a superhuman registration and thus... revealing that aspect about yourself to the guy. Even if he sounds trustworthy, you're not sure if you're comfortable with another person knowing about you like that.

>Well it's not optimal, but it's the best option you have. Ask Kelly to put you in touch with the guy.
>You can't take the risk, if you make that step then is it really such a difference from registering officially?
>Better to decide on this later, for now you've got planning to do!
>A vindictive write-in?
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>Well it's not optimal, but it's the best option you have. Ask Kelly to put you in touch with the guy.
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>Well it's not optimal, but it's the best option you have. Ask Kelly to put you in touch with the guy.
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>>Better to decide on this later, for now you've got planning to do!
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>Better to decide on this later, for now you've got planning to do!
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>Better to decide on this later, for now you've got planning to do!
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>Better to decide on this later, for now you've got planning to do!

You appreciate having the option available to you, but for the time being you'd prefer to think on the matter and decide when you have a better sense of your plans. In the meantime, you thank Kelly for the impromptu birthday outing and her much-appreciated gifts, before calling it an evening and having her drop you off back home.

"Next time!"

"Next time."

"Mwah mwah!"

The sun is setting by the time you get back home, going through the side entrance to the kitchen. Kicking your shoes off and dropping your keys to the bowl, you hear your dad from the living room.

"That you hun?"

"No dad, I'm a burglar."

While looking for space in the fridge to stash some of the goodies you got while out with Kelly, you get hugged from behind. Seems dad is quite proud of you for your promotion, sure it's only a waging McJob but it demonstrates responsibility and dependability and blah blah blah a lot of other nonsense. In any case all the more reason to celebrate he thinks, still offering to go out someplace fancy for your birthday since it's not yet too late.

"I mean... I've had a really long day, not 'no' but let me crash for a bit and I'll let you know. I'd have to find something to wear and..."

"Sure, sure hun. And if you're not feeling it let me know, I can order something for take-out and we can still have a decent time here."

Perfect! Non-committal and no pressure for what you may or may not have done today or were supposed to have done, as you stomp upstairs to your room. Shoving open the door and collapsing on your bed with a tired groan. Not entirely an excuse either, you're actually feeling pretty sore and worn out now after all that stretching and practice with your powers earlier. You dread what you may feel like come tomorrow and the days after, like exercising a muscle you suppose.

In the meantime though you roll over to stare at the ceiling, pondering what you should do now with the opportunity.

>No time like the present! It may be a rush-job this late, but plan and commit your first villainous act this very evening!
>Figure out the last important villainous details remaining. You have your evil identity, so there's only minor concerns left like a lair and transport.
>Start doing research and compiling information you think is important. The city itself, known local superhumans, whatever you feel may be relevant?
>A wretched write-in?
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>>Start doing research and compiling information you think is important. The city itself, known local superhumans, whatever you feel may be relevant?
As much as we should kickstart our path to villainry with a splash, it would come crashing down if we go in guns blazing without knowing the important details. We have to know our enemy first before we can conquer them.
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>Start doing research and compiling information you think is important. The city itself, known local superhumans, whatever you feel may be relevant?
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>Figure out the last important villainous details remaining. You have your evil identity, so there's only minor concerns left like a lair and transport.
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>Figure out the last important villainous details remaining. You have your evil identity, so there's only minor concerns left like a lair and transport.
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>Figure out the last important villainous details remaining. You have your evil identity, so there's only minor concerns left like a lair and transport.
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>Figure out the last important villainous details remaining. You have your evil identity, so there's only minor concerns left like a lair and transport.

As much as you're raring to get out there and start engaging in villainy, you don't want to overstep and risk failure. Even if you shouldn't need much planning for your early capers... you think, you still want a good foundation to build your criminal career upon. As long as you have that strong base then you needn't fear mistakes here and there, right?

With your mind a swirl with ideas then, you stretch and try to reach for your laptop at the end of the bed. Maybe with time or practice you'd be able to extend your body to grab it, but for now you have to roll over with an annoyed groan to reach it. First of all you log all the information relevant to your evil identity that you came up with earlier, fishing the notes-covered napkin from your pocket. Also some cursory searches for clothes and parts you'd need to assemble your supervillain outfit...

"...eeesh, why is everything expensive?!"

To round off the rest of your relevant information however, there's those last categories. None of them as important as your identity of course but all of them contributory and part of the whole. Firstly there's the matter of your supervillain lair. On just a personal basis you'd prefer to not keep living at home with your dad, moving out to get your own place would be a nice improvement for Carrie Cross. But for Stretch Goals, an evil lair is a separate matter altogether. Chances are you wouldn't want your base to be the same as your home, so you'd have to consider where to set it up.

>Secret lair! A hidden den of villainy, where you can hide and none may hope to find you.
>Command center! A facility providing you with everything you could need to pose a threat at large across a vast area, things like communications and logistics.
>Statement! A skyscraper penthouse or a stately mansion, displaying your wealth and power and providing a life of luxury. When you make it big like this, who cares if your lair is the same as your home?
>Fortress! A place of maximum security, anyone foolish enough to try and get you in here may not live to regret it.
>Someplace else? Feel free to suggest whatever you think of, as an idea for a lair!
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At least, you won't be trying to run a criminal enterprise out of your dad's house. No self-respecting supervillain doesn't have a lair of some sort to retire to and plot. But if that's where you hang your cape, then how do you get around? You need some method of transportation.

>Transit! Your villain vehicle has one purpose only, to get you from point A to point B as fast and reliably as possible.
>Base of operations! From your villain vehicle you'll be able to organize and command, and spend as much time as you need. A secondary (or perhaps primary) base of sorts.
>Deterrent! Like a supervillain of vehicles, something powerful and intimidating for use in crimes. You couldn't use it to get around normally but when the time comes, people will cower in fear of your vehicle as much as they do of you.
>Your powers only! This will leave you lacking for a long while, perhaps even indefinitely, but supposing you could get good enough with your superpower then perhaps you could use it to travel?
>Something else? Feel free to suggest whatever you think of, as an idea for transport!

This city is a big place. Not dense but fairly spread out so unless you take to living in the downtown area, where most things are going on, you'll need a way of getting around the city. If that takes care of your domain and your method from once place to another, then last would be... the help!

>Partners in crime! If you can find people loyal enough, you want your henchmen with you at all times. Teamwork makes the dream work!
>Sidekick! You'd prefer to rely on superhumans, so maybe you can find someone else with powers who will accompany you in your villainy! Or perhaps even you could become a sidekick yourself, if only to learn the ropes for a time.
>Support! You welcome help from others, but you don't want them getting in the way. Any henchmen you recruit will act behind the scenes in support of your efforts.
>No one! You may find some lackey to run errands for you, but otherwise you walk this path alone. Maybe harder, but also simpler and more reliable. After all, if some heroes can manage this way...
>Something else? Feel free to suggest whatever you think of, as an idea for henchmen!

Unless you choose to operate alone, it couldn't hurt to have assistance. What worthwhile supervillain doesn't have henchmen after all? Though like with the lair and the transport, it may be a challenge to find minions for your desired task. With all of these categories though, like your villain identity, they are appropriately enough... Stretch Goals! Things you have in order to strive for, depending on how successful you are as a villain. There may be intermediary options along the way that you make use of, but as with your evil identity these aspects will form the foundation upon which you stand and rise as a supervillain!

>...and, anything else besides these you think may be important or necessary?
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>Command center! A facility providing you with everything you could need to pose a threat at large across a vast area, things like communications and logistics.

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>Transit! Your villain vehicle has one purpose only, to get you from point A to point B as fast and reliably as possible.
>Sidekick! You'd prefer to rely on superhumans, so maybe you can find someone else with powers who will accompany you in your villainy! Or perhaps even you could become a sidekick yourself, if only to learn the ropes for a time
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>Someplace else? Feel free to suggest whatever you think of, as an idea for a lair!
Mobile base - see vehicle choice

>Base of operations! From your villain vehicle you'll be able to organize and command, and spend as much time as you need. A secondary (or perhaps primary) base of sorts.
Personally I'm partial to a SKY FORTRESS, but we might need some time to acquire one of those.

>Partners in crime! If you can find people loyal enough, you want your henchmen with you at all times. Teamwork makes the dream work!
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This is a very interesting quest so far.

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Given the name Stretch Goals and her recent promotion, I suspect Carrie's line of work will be financially oriented. She might only use her powers when she needs to tie up "loose ends."

>Command center! A facility providing you with everything you could need to pose a threat at large across a vast area, things like communications and logistics.
Nothing conspicuous. A small house or modest apartment to rent with university students would be solid until she finds a more ideal place. The other listed ideas would either draw suspicion or eventually be found when authorities find electricity being used in places it shouldn't be. Carrie should educate herself in software engineering, obsec, and cyber security. If she needs more equipment or needs to sneak into a library, being able to fit inside small spaces affords her options. Finding a ThinkPad for sale online to coreboot and tinker with may be a good start. This will happen over a few years, but is likely to reap the most benefits. Stretch Goals, remember. Her operations can shift and change as she progresses.

>Something else? Feel free to suggest whatever you think of, as an idea for transport!
A combination of her powers and hitching rides on transit or other vehicles. She's elastic and can fit inside trees, meaning she could slink underneath trains and automobiles, slither into vents and pipes, swing around like Spider-Man, and whatnot. It'd take a genius to get a pin on her, and most of them work for rich people or the government, so she just needs to avoid poking the bear to maintain a safe profile.

>Partners in crime! If you can find people loyal enough, you want your henchmen with you at all times. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Network with techies and business types and keep the truth of our powers on a strictly need to know basis.

>...and, anything else besides these you think may be important or necessary?
If the choice of Carrie's suit is still in the works, let's go for something that could shrink and stretch with her while she blends into whatever. That's a given, but the choices of material that could accomplish that are limited. A dark gray or brown would let her adapt to most environments, blending into walls, wood, crevices, or looking like sludge leaking out of a pipe. Tight satin rubber that fits her like a full skin suit might be her best option until she gets the money to purchase something better. If she can contract her body from inside, she can use the vacuum she creates to hold the surface of her suit to her skin.

"Hustling" in cyberspace and finance, using her powers when she needs a hands-on approach.
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>Secret lair! A hidden den of villainy, where you can hide and none may hope to find you.
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>Base of operations! From your villain vehicle you'll be able to organize and command, and spend as much time as you need. A secondary (or perhaps primary) base of sorts.
>Partners in crime! If you can find people loyal enough, you want your henchmen with you at all times. Teamwork makes the dream work!
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>Command center! A facility providing you with everything you could need to pose a threat at large across a vast area, things like communications and logistics.

>Base of operations! From your villain vehicle you'll be able to organize and command, and spend as much time as you need. A secondary (or perhaps primary) base of sorts.

>Sidekick! You'd prefer to rely on superhumans, so maybe you can find someone else with powers who will accompany you in your villainy! Or perhaps even you could become a sidekick yourself, if only to learn the ropes for a time.
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Honestly supporting this
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>Statement! A skyscraper penthouse or a stately mansion, displaying your wealth and power and providing a life of luxury. When you make it big like this, who cares if your lair is the same as your home?

>>5914308
>Base of operations! From your villain vehicle you'll be able to organize and command, and spend as much time as you need. A secondary (or perhaps primary) base of sorts.

>Sidekick! You'd prefer to rely on superhumans, so maybe you can find someone else with powers who will accompany you in your villainy! Or perhaps even you could become a sidekick yourself, if only to learn the ropes for a time.
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Hey all just wanted to say, probably no posting today. Will continue later as usual, in the meantime anyone can continue to give their input on these matters; >>5914306 >>5914308
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You delight to the productive time you spend finalizing the rest of your necessary supervillain particulars. Before you had an idea for what kind of villain you wanted to be, but now you have an idea for how. Of course like your identity, you may change these things with time but they all comprise some definite and motivating goals to stretch for, or something like that.

Although you technically lack such things as an actual supervillain lair or evil transport method, those are all just minor details! You can take care of it in time, now that there's really nothing stopping you from going out and committing super-crimes!

"Carol, hun! We doing anything? It's getting late."

"-coming dad!"

Nothing stopping you apart from din-dins of course! Well you took too long figuring out your devious goals, as dad reminds you but there's still the chance for something good to take out and eat at home for your special day! Ten minutes deliberating where, ten minutes driving there, ten to wait and ten to return. A delicious spread from that Thai place that opened up, and dad even got a surprise cake for you earlier! Maybe going out to a fancy restaurant for a fancy evening would have been nicer, but you enjoy yourself plenty at home.

"Slow down hun, how can you stomach all that?"

"Cahn't hehlp iht! Sho ghood!"

It's a good thing you ordered extras because after all that physical exertion earlier you are quite starving, ending up eating more than twice as much as your dad. Maybe you'll regret that later but for now you don't pay much mind to it as you enjoy pigging out on the couch as the birthday girl, while some streaming shows play on the TV. A pleasant way to end a busy and productive day, altogether a pretty decent birthday and start to your twenties, you think. Nothing could ruin it now except-

"So you want me to drive you to the courthouse tomorrow? I'll come in with you if you want."

Between eating and watching TV as you lounge the night away on the couches together, you talk about a bunch of different things with your dad. His biggest interest is your job and the matter of your pending promotion, but he also goes to some length relating his own 20th birthday... when he and mom were together. As much as he recalls it at least, but he's glad that you've enjoyed yours. You have such a pleasant time of it all that you forget the elephant in the room... until he brings it up. The courtesy of leaving it till last, but of course he didn't forget.
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Although you were able to stall it another day, you're aware of how less and less able you are to put it off, as much as you have done these past several years. After today you're beyond the age deadline, which isn't a penalty itself but now that you're twenty, if you get caught exercising your superhuman nature and your powers discovered then you will face trouble. Given the route you intend to go down on the path to supervillainy, it's hard to put into words how little any of it concerns you since automatically you're accepting a life of crime by doing this. But given the time and consideration, maybe you do feel differently about registration than you did before? Or at the very least, how you feel in regards to dad's own concerns about you not registering.

Either way, now seems about the best chance you're going to get with him to discuss this either way.

>As much as you've done to avoid it, you finally feel it's best to just be honest with your dad about this. He may have his feelings about it, but it's your life at the end of the day.
>Forget registration, you're devoting yourself to a life of supercrime! Sorry dad, but your little girl is a supervillain and she's going to take over the world!
>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.
>Jeez, will he get off your back already?! Why does he care so much about this anyway?
>An awful write-in?
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>>5916456
I've just read up, so I'll let the other anons decide on this one, but I would like to suggest a potential applications of our power for financial evil.
Considering we can compress to fill up a space, couldn't we do that with a lock? The main problem would be leaving either fingerprints or plenty of DNA on the scene...
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>>5916456
>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.
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>>5916456
>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.
our first crime :)
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>>5916777
Not sure we can do so with the rigidity and precision required to pick the lock, but it is a good idea. I think it would be easier to just compress ourselves through the gap between the door and the floor though.
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>>5916456
>>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.

I doubt he'd be a huge fan of our life of crimes, and we can always show him a fake certificate. Granted, it'll suck if he finds out, but it's better to avoid unnecessary drama early on.
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>>5916456
>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.
Despite how bad this seems at a glance, this might protect him in the long run. He'll be much further out of the way in case any local gang chapters or the mob puts Stretch Goals on their shit list.

>>5916777
I think >>5916834 has the right idea. Wearing a skin tight suit to cover her whole body will minimize the chances of leaving DNA evidence while allowing for slipping through gaps. Morphing into small precision geometry won't be possible until Carrie hones her abilities and gets her hands on better tech for her suit.

Speaking of Carrie, what does she look like? I've just been picturing her as brunette with a short shag haircut so far.
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>>5916834
>Rigidity
Pressure is a wonderful thing
>Precision
Dependent on the lock type, we may just be able to brute force things somewhat. Or work it backwards? Push material (us) deep and up to the last pin, keep pressed against the back of the lock. Keep adding more pushing up until we feel the click. Allow the stretched material to flow up into the second to last pin, maybe by filling the remaining space in the last pin's cavity?. Repeat. Like water filling in from the bottom of a series of glasses. Likely tough to get the hand of, but I think doable, if I'm understanding Carrie's current powerlevel correctly.
>I think it would be easier to just compress ourselves through the gap between the door and the floor though.
>>5917030
>Wearing a skin tight suit to cover her whole body will minimize the chances of leaving DNA evidence while allowing for slipping through gaps. Morphing into small precision geometry won't be possible until Carrie hones her abilities and gets her hands on better tech for her suit.

The main problem I see with that is the material actually fitting in the space. Gaps under door can get pretty small, and I fear anything that could stretch that well would be above our budget. Getting a smaller quantity of it to act as a makeshift glove for lockpicking, however.

Ei ther way, I'd still like to see Carrie try. The potential applications should hold her interest, and improving our fine motor control can only be a good thing.
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>>5917060
>The main problem I see with that is the material actually fitting in the space. Gaps under door can get pretty small, and I fear anything that could stretch that well would be above our budget.
She could manipulate pressure between the inside surface of her suit and her skin to make it as close of a fit as she can. The rub is figuring out what kind of object could do the job until better options are within reach. A flexible rubber or elastic fabric could work, but what shape?
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>>5916456
>>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.
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Hey all, was a bit busy today but back and continuing now.
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>>5916777
>>5916818
>>5916829
>>5916834
>>5916992
>>5917030
>>5917060
>>5917083
>>5917196

>Ahahah, yeeeaaahhh... it's no big deal, he doesn't have to concern himself with it anymore! You've handled everything yourself and will see it taken care of... more lies. Though, thanks to Kelly you may actually have something to show him for it.

Yes that's the right idea, more lies! There's no way anything could catch up to you or go wrong, when you can just keep lying about everything! Even to your own father of all people, or especially him since he's the most likely to believe you! So, you make up some excuses about having all the details of your registration sorted out, and you'll take care of it in the next few days. No need for him to bother about it anymore... in truth, thanks to Kelly you may actually have a means of backing up your deception, if that guy she knows can adequately fake documentation. Whether you actually go to him for this isn't certain yet, but it's a relief to know that you have a lifeline available to you if need be.

In any case you manage to settle the matter with your dad finally, more or less, and with such an immense weight off your shoulders you can get back to enjoying your evening together. A great dinner, a delightful cake, some crappy streaming shows and movies, and dad even lets you have a drink or two. All hush hush of course, as he often reminds you of his looking forward to being able to go out to a bar with his daughter and have a drink. For now though it's just an excuse for him to tip back more than a few, and he predictably ends up drunk and even breaks through the coffee table before passing out on the floor.
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Stifling laughter at the expected outcome, you struggle to move him at least to the couch and cover him in a blanket before turning off the TV and the lights, just the kitchen lit in case he gets up later.

"Hoo-ee! Bwuh-huh lookit that... soooo weird!"

Getting up and moving around though, you soon find your own difficulty with being tipsy as your body's elasticity becomes quite unpredictable. Like dreams or the feeling of trying to move through molasses, except for you it feels like your body is made of molasses as you struggle to keep upright on wobbly and floppy limbs. A couple times reaching out to stop yourself from falling and stretching your arm farther than you normally could have... you think. Of course it'll pass, give it awhile once you get upstairs and you'll be back to normal you reckon. Eventually flopping down on your bed and feeling your extremities start to soften and spill out over the sheets like melting ice cream.

Ah, but even though it's late and you're not in the best condition to be hurrying about, you're not tired and maybe it's the drinks but you're feeling pretty bold... like you'd want to go out and perform your first crime tonight anyway! That sounds like fun, a little trouble to cap off your birthday. You're not out of it enough to realize that is a bad idea, but it seems like a fun bad idea nevertheless.

>Absolutely! Once you're a little more clearheaded, you'd love to get out there and get up to some trouble!
>Perhaps some moderation? You'd like to get up to a caper but maybe something not so serious? A minor crime, or even a little personal revenge, to get a first taste for villainy!
>Eh... maybe better to play it safe and call it a night. You can still do stuff here at home if you wish, like planning more or practicing with your powers, but don't risk blundering into something.
>A terrible write-in?
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>>5917377
>Eh... maybe better to play it safe and call it a night. You can still do stuff here at home if you wish, like planning more or practicing with your powers, but don't risk blundering into something.
Aren't we like literally goo right now
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>>5917411
More just, less stable than usual. But give it awhile and you ought to recover, you're not that drunk where you've completely lost all form of yourself.

>>5916777
Always worth a try! It's worth remembering though that while you can compress and contort your body, there is a minimum limit depending on your "volume" so to speak. So you may be able to become and occupy a space much smaller than a human body, but you can't reduce the actual physical amount of the flesh/mass that you're made of. Unless you start chopping parts of you off, or start losing weight.

>>5917060
>>5917030
Anything is worth a try, you'd probably prefer to find out in your free time rather than during a villainous caper.

>>5917030
You look something like this probably, if you can forgive the AI
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>>5917377
>>Perhaps some moderation? You'd like to get up to a caper but maybe something not so serious? A minor crime, or even a little personal revenge, to get a first taste for villainy!

>>5917474
AI can create a date and signature now? Jeez
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>>5917377
>Perhaps some moderation? You'd like to get up to a caper but maybe something not so serious? A minor crime, or even a little personal revenge, to get a first taste for villainy!
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>>5917377
>Eh... maybe better to play it safe and call it a night. You can still do stuff here at home if you wish, like planning more or practicing with your powers, but don't risk blundering into something.
Better safe than sorry. It's easy to screw up when drunk. Heaven for bid we do something actually fucked and run over someone while DUI.

>>5917474
Not too bad for AI. As >>5917483 pointed out, it's impressive that it's beginning to figure out signatures.
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>>5917377
>Eh... maybe better to play it safe and call it a night. You can still do stuff here at home if you wish, like planning more or practicing with your powers, but don't risk blundering into something
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>>5917377
Interesting a whole new angle of our powers
>Perhaps some moderation? You'd like to get up to a caper but maybe something not so serious? A minor crime, or even a little personal revenge, to get a first taste for villainy!
Let's get drunk and scare people as a half melted humanoid
As we are elastic we got alot of stomachspace makes sense we can pig out
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>>5917892
+1
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>>5917892
>Let's get drunk and scare people as a half melted humanoid
She'd risk getting recognized and compromising both her secret power and anonymity as a criminal.
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Seems like a slight majority for

>>5917998
>>5917892
>>5917852
>>5917695
>>5917670
>>5917483
>>5917411

>Perhaps some moderation?

You'll give it awhile till you're feeling better, probably around about midnight, but you are eager to accomplish something villainous even if it's not a serious crime to avoid much risk. The question is what sort of minor caper do you want to get up to?

>Something personal, you've got a few scores to settle.
>An actual crime, maybe petty but you wouldn't mind having something to show for your birthday.
>A practicing effort, something low-risk but a challenge for your powers.
>Something grander, less a crime but a statement to make the news.

Or if you have some other idea of course. For this choice, with any of these you can provide more detail for what you have in mind, to further increase your likelihood of success.
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>>5918138
>A practicing effort, something low-risk but a challenge for your powers.
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>>5918138
>An actual crime, maybe petty but you wouldn't mind having something to show for your birthday.
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>>5918138
>An actual crime, maybe petty but you wouldn't mind having something to show for your birthday.

It's our birthday, we have to make it special.
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>>5918138
>A practicing effort, something low-risk but a challenge for your powers.
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>>5918138
>A practicing effort, something low-risk but a challenge for your powers.
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>>5918138
>>An actual crime, maybe petty but you wouldn't mind having something to show for your birthday.
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>>5918147
>>5918149
>>5918173
>>5918199
>>5918261
>>5918335
Seems like a tie between these two choices? I'll give it a bit in case anyone else weighs in, or if anyone wants to make a case for their position. Otherwise, I can roll to decide.
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>>5918474
An actual crime right now would catch heat a lot sooner than she can currently prepare for. We have no equipment nor disguise yet. Practice would give her a feel for things before risk enters the picture.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>5918526
>>5918474
Well I think that's enough time to wait, so will roll to decide.

>1 = crime
>2 = practice
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>>5918585
>>5918335
>>5918261
>>5918199
>>5918173
>>5918149
>>5918147

>An actual crime, maybe petty but you wouldn't mind having something to show for your birthday.

It's late but you're feeling bold enough to begin your life of villainy this very evening! Or at least, you're feeling that way after a trip to the bathroom to hurl, when you start feeling sick. Probably more that you ate too much too quick, but the drinks didn't help. And uh... you may also have stumbled back to bed and passed out for awhile too.

But stirring awake a little after midnight from a neighbor slamming their car trunk outside, you groggily crawl out of bed again. Feeling a lot better and clearheaded, after chugging some water, you feel up for a little crime. A little crime, you're not 100% and you know it not to mention your lack of preparedness.

But if you keep it small time, what could go wrong? That's the spirit! Ah, but... what crime to commit? You could try breaking and entering to burgle a place, trespassing to cause some property damage, or even try to mug someone, who knows? There's any number of things you could get up to that wouldn't be too serious in nature. Below the interest of a real supervillain perhaps, but just a first-time thing to get you in the mindset for what is to come.

That is to say, as much trouble as one might be able to even get up to around South-end this late. This isn't New York or LA, beyond downtown much of your small city is closed at this hour.

>A villainous write-in!
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>>5918617
In this regard, feel free to suggest what sort of petty crime caper you'd like to try your hand at. And how, if at all, you'd want to prepare. If there's anything that is need-to-know, to help with your idea or planning, feel free to ask.

Otherwise if you can't come up with anything, Carrie left to her own devices could probably figure something out but it's sure to not be as creative or well-planned.
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>>5918617
>Burn down someone's house
Arson is based
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>>5918617
>There are many crows in your city. Gather slices of bread and use your arm as a slingshot to launch them onto the household roof of your old high school principal, Mr. Humperdink, from a safe distance in the dead of night. The crows will eat the bread and defecate on his roof.
This is the perfect start. Carrie can do the whole loaf of sliced bread in one go so she can make a quick getaway.

>>5918762
Good god, man.
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>>5918617
>Spraypaint and vandalize various places around the city, with our abilities we could possibly reach places that will be much harder for the authorities to clean up
Give the place a small taste of our presence as a villain
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>>5918850
>>5918836
>>5918762
You've got some decent ideas for some minor crimes! Well, some of them at least!

Will give it a chance till next time for others to also give their own ideas, or support others, but in general go ahead and make a 1d100 roll to see how well you can manage to perform whichever crime you end up committing to.
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>5918930
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>5918930
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>5918930
Coming in to save the day from these sub optimal rolls with my nat 100
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Working with a combination of these then.

>>5918937
>>5919118
>>5919191
>>5918850
>>5918836
>>5918762

>37

As your mind wanders to various crime possibilities, you come to settle on one you think would make for a dastardly first time caper... your high school! You always hated it and your life was miserable there, so why not return the favor so to speak? Give that bastard Mr. Humperdink something to really think about when he goes to school on Monday. Why, you're already getting excited just thinking about it!

Maybe a little too excited, that in hindsight you may have said you weren't well-prepared for this, but then why wouldn't you be giddy for your villainous debut. What you're lacking for in preparations, you make up for in spirit! So you pace about your room in a frenzy thinking about what you may need for what you have in mind, throwing on your clothes from earlier. Maybe not as flattering as your planned supervillain outfit, but in the meantime you think a hoodie and cargo pants aren't the worst outfit for starting out. Able to conceal your identity (along with a face mask) and able to carry whatever you may need. It's easy enough to sneak downstairs and outside with dad asleep, find some spray cans in the garage and get your bike out.

Then, it's just waiting for a driver from a ride-app this late...

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"I know you're in here buddy! You know the police will find you if I don't!"

Drat, double drat! You thought you did everything right, planned everything so carefully! You got a ride from your house to a closer, but still far away location, to ride your bike the rest of the way there. You turned off and hid your phone at that place just in case, then rode and stashed your bike to a closer location. Spent awhile checking for where the school bothered with any security cams, if at all. Approached from the football field to avoid the lights everywhere else. Got to spray painting all over the place, in the process trying to come up with various cool logos for your villain persona. And finally, you even managed to get inside one of the buildings without setting off any alarms, by way of an open second story window. Which, actually was rather difficult to reach and you took what would have been a nasty fall, if you didn't have your powers and could be injured that way.

What you hadn't planned on though, was the night security guard. Maybe if you had approached from the parking lot you would have noticed his car there, but instead you unexpectedly encounter him while traipsing through the halls of your old high school. You were still tangling with the courage and trepidation of perhaps going as far as burning down the place, knowing the chemistry lab would be optimal for that. So understandably a little distracted, it's quite a shock to make a turn and draw a flashlight.

What begins as a panicked chase through the place, ends up with you getting cornered in a classroom, your old English classroom in particular. The security guard hasn't found you yet as you hide in the back room, but he knows you're in one of the few classrooms at this end of the hallway and is watching and calling out for you. Before long he'll probably start checking them in search for you.

"...ooohhh what do I do, what do I do..."

Heart racing, breathing fast, mind a frenzied mess... you're scared. Maybe a step back to reflect, you'd realize you're not in danger per se, but in the moment you're too panicked to think straight. You need to come up with something to do though, and sooner rather than later.

>Find a better hiding place, use your powers if you have to. Maybe he'll give up if he can't locate you?
>Try and wait for an opportunity, then make a break for it! You only have to make it outside... although that would mean giving up your arson plan.
>Engage with him. Not that you expect to be able to talk your way out of this, but you can better act against him when you've got an eye on him.
>Try to fight the guy? You expect he would have the upper hand, but if you rely on your powers... even if you can't beat him, he certainly can't beat you.
>A rueful write-in?
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>>5919440
Sigh. What a great situation to come back to.
Let's first look for power-applicable hiding places. How about behind the door? We could open the door until it touches the wall and fit behind it. The open door would lure the guard in, but we *obviously* couldn't be hiding in such a small space, so he'd likely go look further in. Give it a few seconds and slip out, then run for it.
If the door doesn't fit, maybe atop a bookcase or cabinet? Can we make ourselves smaller without a space to cram ourselves into is the question. We should have practiced some more, but this will hopefully make for a good wakeup call and not a dumb premature end to Stretch Goals' villain career...
Could we also get more precise descriptions in the future? I wouldn't mind doing write-ins for this in training. Go someplace and start scoping it out while keeping our powrs in mind. Gaps between doors and walls, space under doors, small spaces, what the furniture is like. Here, we don't even know if the desks are the kind that have a little storage space hanging out under them. Those would be perfect. Getting better info would really help, both now and in the future. I wouldn't mind it being a skill to develop, though.
Also, arson? I'm not sure it fits with our gal's stated goals so far.

>Sort of rueful write-in mixing hiding and running, I guess?
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>>5919448
>Could we also get more precise descriptions in the future?

Maybe I wasn't clear but that was the earlier point of >>5918621 and >>5918138 inviting anyone to specify or ask, towards details they had in mind or wanted/needed to know for deciding on and planning this caper. Since no one did, I figured players were fine with a more open-ended result.

>Arson

Probably not as your normal method, but as long as no one got hurt, you'd be quite happy to see your old high school burned to the ground in particular. Still, you had your misgivings, but whether or not you follow through with it now is up in the air.
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>>5919455
Oh, I meant descriptions of an actual, physical place, hence the bit about scoping out. But I would appreciate more details about the classroom itself, if possible!
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>>5919475
Being an on-the-fly sort of sporadic effort, you can naturally expect more when it comes to a more significant and planned caper.

As for the classroom, pretty standard. One door in and out, high windows both into the hallway and for the building exterior, a supply closet, and a teacher workroom at the back with furniture and storage. Being an English classroom, indeed there are things like bookshelves and cabinets around. Various ways you could even reach the ceiling if need be. Apart from the majority of space dominated by desk rows, there's still numerous places you could hide or maneuver about.
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>>5919440
>Try and wait for an opportunity, then make a break for it! You only have to make it outside... although that would mean giving up your arson plan.
We can always commit arson later as long as we don't get caught now
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>>5919440
>Find a better hiding place, use your powers if you have to. Maybe he'll give up if he can't locate you?
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>>5919560
>>5919962
>>5919448

>mixing hiding and running

Your mind racing for what to do in this tense situation, in the end you settle for just trying to escape. And to secure that escape, you feel that relying on your powers for a better hiding spot will provide you for the best opportunity. So then, while hiding in the back room you try to regain at least a little calm so you can act clearly, and steadying your breathing you get up from behind a desk.

Seeing the guard's flashlight through the upper windows to the hallway, you creep along and find a pretty decent hiding spot near to the door. Ideally you would have hidden right behind the door but unfortunately it opens outwards. As a decent alternative however, there are a pair of filing cabinets next to the door which, any normal person would not be able to fit behind but with your powers you can squeeze yourself between them and the wall. Uncomfortably squished flat and having a difficult time pulling your baggy clothes into such a tight space whereas your body has no difficulty, but eventually you're hidden in such a way that no one would be able to find you unless they specifically moved the cabinets from against the wall to search behind them.

Hiding in place to where you grow impatient, you lure the guard into the room by making a loud cough. Soon enough he's into the room and scanning about with his light, expecting to find some normal person. He does even look around the side of the cabinets just in case but not behind them, so that you can carefully watch and wait till you think the time is right.

"You're cornered buddy, nowhere to run now... come out slow and- hey!?"

When such a time comes then, after he's checked everywhere except the backroom, you carefully try to squeeze yourself back out from behind the cabinets without making too much noise. Unfortunately your shoes get snagged and shake the metal cabinets, immediately drawing his attention. But by then you're already on your feet and out the door. Sprinting as best you can through the dark and empty hallways of the high school in search of escape. Though the guard is hot on your heels, his yelling and stomping always close behind, it serves to drive you onward out of fear.
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Eventually then, you manage to give him the slip in a stairwell long enough that you can mentally retrace your steps and double back to the same classroom you entered into the building by. Back out the same window you came in by, but in such a hurry escaping compared to your calm entry, your figure gets you caught in the narrow window and you have to try and compress yourself.

"-what're you, crazy?!"

"-huuuagh!!"

Finally catching up again, the guard jumps up to grab you by the waist since to his perception you're about to fall out a second story window. Probably intending to just hold you fast till you gave up, but his weight pulls against and elongates your body to where he falls back down to the floor holding your waist, till eventually your torso comes loose from the window and snaps back at him like a rubber band. As fast as it happened, you're not sure if he was aware of the strange... inhuman thing that just happened, but you doubt he'll be able to recall or make much sense of it, as he's left stunned from your impact to the floor. Struggling from him to get back up to the window, this time you have enough a chance to squeeze yourself back out and then just jump down.

Hitting the grass with an impact that uncomfortably compresses your body partway to a pancake, but by the time the guard is up again and yelling at you out of the window, you've regained your form and your footing and hightail it out of there! Partway across the parking lot, just whichever is the shortest distance to get off the school grounds and back to darkness.

Your heart and your mind racing in a frenzy, you're left heaving for breath against a tree by the time you hear the guard starting up his car. Still jittery and feeling a bit sick from the adrenaline of the encounter, but for now it seems... well you didn't burn the place down but you did vandalize your old high school and escape without too much trouble? Part of you wants to go back and admire your handiwork and deliver a villainous speech, but you're an exhausted and giddy mess so have the sense to think twice.

>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
>Find a better location of course, but wait around to see what happens.
>How dare that guard impede you and put his hands on you! See if you can't find a way to sneak over to, and into his car, to lurk and find out where he lives when he leaves.
>An unforgivable write-in?
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>>5920027
>lets go with the bread slingshoot plan
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>>5920027
>>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
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>>5920027
>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
Let's not test our luck anymore
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>>5920027
>How dare that guard impede you and put his hands on you! See if you can't find a way to sneak over to his car
Burn his car down
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>>5920027
>>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
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>>5920027
>>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
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>>5920027
>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!
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>>5920054

>That's enough excitement for one night! You can return home feeling content for your first villainous caper!

Feeling pretty giddy after that whole encounter, part of you would love to keep up the villainy feeling like you're on a roll. By the time you start to settle down and catch your breath again, your thoughts aren't so driven by emotion and excitement. Maybe wiser to quit while you're ahead and call it a night. After all, this is only the beginning of an illustrious career in evil!

Though you remain in high spirits while walking back to your bike and retrieving your phone, invigorated by the successful caper enough that you feel like biking the rest of the way home. Not an extremely far distance to travel but plenty of distance to get the energy out of your system and plenty of time to think of all sorts of things, between bouts of triumphant laughter.

Though you do get home rather late as a result, at least you don't have to worry about going to work later today. And, you practically pass out as soon as you hit your bed after that strenuous ride home, and overall exhausting day. With a lot to show for it though!

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"Oh hun, did you get dressed again? You slept in your clothes."

"-bwuh?"

Awoken from strange dreams about being trapped in a burning building, your dad checks comes upstairs to check on you in the morni- oh wait, it's just past noon now. He wouldn't normally bother you like this, but you'd agree with that you've slept in long enough. Though he helps you out of your hoodie at least, you wince a little from the effort at your body feeling sore all over. Of course drawing his concern but you try to brush it off.

"Well I'm stepping out for awhile, you can call if you want me to get you anything... I made you breakfast but it's cold by now, if you feel like getting up."

"Thanks dad, I will."

A hug goodbye then, and soon enough you've got the house to yourself. Lazy Saturday you figure, throwing your pants to the floor in a mess besides your chair where dad folded and hung your hoodie. Stretching out in bed too, but groaning again from the debilitating soreness. Stiff enough that you expect difficulty getting up and moving around even. You wonder if it's always going to be like this when you use your abilities, but expect that it's like any muscle really. You go from never exercising your body in your superhuman way then it's bound to be tough at first until you get "into shape" with your anomalous physiology. And after all that you-

"-oh right! Caroline... you devious villain!"

You gasp at the realization when everything starts coming back from last night, recalling your first villainous caper. Excited kicking and screaming into your pillow for the success that it was, you already feel like the greatest supervillain the world has ever known! Why, you may as well head down to city hall and make your victorious villain proclamation already. This town is as good as yours, heroes better watch out!

Ah, but maybe tomorrow. After your body has had a chance to recover. For now, you wonder what to do now with the rest of the day and the house to yourself.

>You can't contain your excitement, you simply have to tell somebody! Maybe Kelly or Chris, both having texted you a bunch... probably about what happened at your old school.
>Speaking of your old school, you're dying to know what's happened since. And maybe as well, you can look into any hero response as well as simply get a better idea of the local heroes?
>You're feeling sore because you stopped your activity abruptly after last night. Maybe just within the house, you could try lightly exercising and experimenting with your powers to see what you can do in close spaces.
>There's no time to waste! Start looking into obtaining the various needs for your villain identity, and planning out your next villainous scheme already!
>A obscene write-in?
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>>5920664
>>You're feeling sore because you stopped your activity abruptly after last night. Maybe just within the house, you could try lightly exercising and experimenting with your powers to see what you can do in close spaces.
Even some light practice will do us good, and we sound like we have extra energy we should burn off before we do something dumb again. Let's check those messages as some point though.
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>>5920664
>>You're feeling sore because you stopped your activity abruptly after last night. Maybe just within the house, you could try lightly exercising and experimenting with your powers to see what you can do in close spaces.
>lets see if we can mimic what we did when drunk of melting
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>>5920664
>You're feeling sore because you stopped your activity abruptly after last night. Maybe just within the house, you could try lightly exercising and experimenting with your powers to see what you can do in close spaces.
Then get on with that fake registration already
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>>5920664
>>There's no time to waste! Start looking into obtaining the various needs for your villain identity, and planning out your next villainous scheme already!
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Seems like a majority for

>>5920665
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>>5920779

>You're feeling sore because you stopped your activity abruptly after last night. Maybe just within the house, you could try lightly exercising and experimenting with your powers to see what you can do in close spaces.

A little activity might be for the best, if only to work out the stiffness in your body. You can't very well be out committing crimes if you can hardly walk, after all. Plus, here in the house you can try things that you wouldn't be able to out in the woods.

So for your effort then, feel free to specify any experimental ideas you may have to want to try out, and make a 1d100 roll for the effort to see how well you can manage.
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>>5920915
Try squeezing underneath/over doors
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5920915
Look into the minimum size area you can fit with your current clothes that isn't too uncomfortable or hard to get out of
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>>5920915
>Try grabbing one of our hands and pulling behind our back in order to launch a slingshot fist.
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>>5921230
Forget to roll.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>5920915
Figure out how to best fit outfit to enhance bust size
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>>5920915
I don't actually have anything else to add, so I'd say get some warmup exercises done. I'd go for a variant of>>5921230 by having us grab hold of a metal bar and pulling back before jumping up slightly and launching ourselves, but that's better done in woods.
I'd also be game for going out into town and buying a couple of padlocks to train on. Also look online about ordering some basic lockpicking practice kits. Better to not have a traceable local pattern on that sorta stuff, especially if we commit related-crimes down the line.
So rolling to buff>>5921006 since he's the lowest, and we need to get used to doing that quickly and efficiently.
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The day at home, nothing to do, the house to yourself. Time to practice you figure! Already familiar with your fitness capabilities out in the forest, you're curious to see what you can manage to accomplish within the enclosed space of a building. Other places you venture to aren't going to be like your house of course but it's a decent start for things you may encounter. Though here you have the luxury to experiment in ways you wouldn't be able to when out and about. Particularly in what you choose to wear, since clothes seem to be one of the only limiting factors for your abilities. First just down to your underwear to see if something is even possible, then with the same clothes you had on last night for a more realistic example of situations you would be in.

"Uagh... tight fit!"

The first idea which you've had for some time, is whether you can squeeze by doors. Prompted to the idea from last night after you squeezed behind those filing cabinets against the wall. In some awkward initial attempts you basically shove yourself against the bottom of a closed door and push as hard as you can. It takes a few attempts but eventually your body finds the space underneath and with enough force, starts squeezing under. It takes a fair bit of time but once you at least have your upper body through to the other side, then it's a lot easier to just pull the rest of you under. Though it does take a fair amount of time but you figure with practice you'll get better.

The problem is that you only manage in your underwear and even then lose them on the first attempt. The average space under doors, at least those in your house, is too narrow to fit something like a hoodie or cargo pants underneath and even if you tug at them they just get stuck. It's easy enough to squeeze yourself under with what clothes you can take with you and then just open the door from the other side to grab your clothes, but it's not as simple as you may have hoped since unlike your body your clothes can't stretch or compress. At least, not enough for very fine and tight spaces.

"Uh oh... am I stuck? Please no, too embarrassing to have to wait for dad to help..."

Your next effort as a result of the door squeezing is to see how little of an area you can fit in clothes then. With just the same stuff you were wearing last night and trying various small spaces you can find, then minimum seems to be some PVC pipes in the garage about the width inside of an average human (upper) arm. That's as small as you can compress your body along with your clothes to be able to fit through and not lose them in the process. Anything smaller than that and you either get stuck within your clothes or slip out of them in the process of moving through.
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Though, this is with some baggy clothes you're wearing. Down to your underwear and you can fit through your bathtub faucet or probably down the kitchen sink if need be, in what ends up being an unexpectedly gross and grimy experience, leaving you needing a shower after the effort. Well it was a long time coming after all the exertion last night.

"Ha! Oh, almost! Fifth time's the charm!"

Moving on from the body contorting practice, you figure to try out something you already began in the woods yesterday, with potential attacks. Before it was winding your body around to unleash like a spring, but this time you try for stretched attacks. And as you find, while you can't just manage with your own body, you can rely on the environment to assist you. In this case, you tape a paper plate to your bedroom door and stretch from various lengths about your house to try and sling a punch at it from a distance. It takes a lot of attempts and probably so far the skill you'd need to practice with the most, but when you grab something elsewhere and grip on to stretch all the way to the target, you can let go so that your arm snaps all the way back and past you at some target. Just like pulling back and releasing a rubber band really.

Obviously done in a straight line makes it easier to "aim", but the thing that surprises... and scares you, is the amount of force you're able to manage. On the final attempt by grabbing the kitchen door handle downstairs while you personally stand about ten feet away from your bedroom door upstairs, when you let go and your arm quickly snaps back to you, the resultant strike against your door actually smashes it open so hard that the latch breaks and scatters metal and wood bits every which way.

"Oh jeez, I wonder how um... big I could get?"

Your final effort, while sitting at the kitchen table and looking over the broken door parts wondering what to do... is a thought to how you might, ahem enhance your figure. Given the stiffness in your body when waking up and the reduced soreness for the light exercise effort, you suspect that it may actually be able to physically alter the dimensions of your body with some time and effort. Similar to how a rubber band can lose tension overtime with stress, except that a rubber band isn't a living being which can biologically mend itself. To that end you imagine it would be possible to intentionally alter your body and maintain such a distortion, so that eventually your... physiology, cell growth, whatever you think would be anatomically responsible... will keep the alteration without you needing to hold it.
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So for example, if you were to stretch yourself to double your height, and then keep that height for a long enough time... maybe weeks or a month or so, then your body would adapt to the new height and you'd remain it until intentionally making the effort to alter yourself again. Not just height, but any distortion really. Like you could expand the size of your hand to make it huge and keep it like that long enough so that the size becomes permanent. Well, speaking of expanding size... you imagine the same should be true of your bodily features. If you could and cared to expand your bust, and maintain that shape for a period of time enough, then they would remain expanded. But then as you know you're already well-proportioned, enough to get stuck in a window like last night from your chest and your rear, so how much more you want to "enhance" your figure... then again, a little more here and there couldn't hurt right?

"How am I gonna fix this before dad gets home? Ehhh... maybe this is a chance to follow up with Kelly's guy as well?"

Trying to make heads or tails of the broken door parts, you expect you'll need to make a trip to a home improvement store to repair the damage you did. It also seems like a convenient reason to also look into locks and lockpicking? After all, it should be a very useful skill for any villain to have and you're not always going to be able to squeeze under every door you come across. If you're going to be going out and traveling such a distance though, then it'd be easier if you had Kelly to pick you up and drive you. In which case she could also make that introduction to the guy she knows, or at least give you his contact info. Not that you need her to come pick you up for any of this, you could just call and get everything by text, but it's a chance to spend time with your friend if you want to. Or even Chris, but then he's often busy up at the university.

Either way though, you're feeling better from that earlier stiffness at least where you can move about again. Maybe too sore to go on another caper tonight, but then you're so giddy after last night's success that you're very much eager to get out again and cause more trouble. And if you only ever waited till when you were at your best and fully recovered from anything and everything, then you'd never be put to the test while "on the job" of being a supervillain!

>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.
>You would appreciate a car ride for some errands, if Chris is available. Maybe figure out what the buzz is about your high school after last night.
>Bah, enough of that! You need to be planning for your next villain caper tonight, everything else can come after!
>A callous write-in?
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>>5921792
>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.

Also, I think it might be worth trying to add a bit of musculature to our frame even if it doesn't immediately increase our actual strength. Especially with appropriate protein intake and exercise, we should be able to massively accelerate the bulking process
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>>5921792
>>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.
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As well, last night you succeeded in a villainous caper although it wasn't very impressive, but a victory nonetheless. Along with a double-double roll;

>>5921231
>>5921289

you've gained a better understanding of your powers, and with these experimenting and exercising efforts, how you might develop improve them. Broken down, one may imagine your superhuman nature as;

>Elasticity (0/5) - How stretchy your body is and how much you can distort yourself, as well as how well you return to form.
>Endurance (0/5) - How resilient your body is, both in terms of stretching amount/limit, and harm in general.
>Composition (0/5) - The nature of your elastic body's composition, either how fluid or rigid your physical form is.
>Control (0/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity.
>???

As a result of your success, practice, and lucky roll, you can go ahead and assign a point to one of the categories thereby improving it. Or potentially expand to a new category you think would be appropriate/relevant and useful.

This is a separate matter from your current chain of events choice though >>5921792 so you can deliberate on it as long as you need to, and for everyone to have a chance to weigh in.
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>>5921835
+1 Control

I think control is a good stat to start with since better use of powers effectively boosts how practically useful the other stats are
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>>5921797
supporting this, even the suggestion underneath. QM already opened the doors with his update >>5921792 here. So we might as well test that theory by pulling and thinking our muscles and maintaining the distortion with a little extra to the assets. A villain gotta look imposing and alluring.

>>5921835
>>Control (0/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity.
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>>5921792
>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.

>control
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>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.

As well as the various other exercises you try to see what your body is capable of, an obvious other effort would be your strength. Although you are superhumanly stretchy, flexile, and tough, you aren't any stronger than the average young woman. In fact probably less so since you've never actually worked out a day in your life, practically speaking. Anytime you ever tried you encountered the problem of your own body, whereby the attempt to lift anything heavy simply caused your limbs to stretch and thus be completely ineffective.

That was before though, when you were afraid of ever applying yourself or finding out what you were capable of. Now you think it would be a worthwhile and possible endeavor to reach at least a good measure of physical fitness all around. So that you can at least heft your own weight around, sprint and climb without running out of breath, and you can only wonder at how a little musculature could assist with your elasticity. But of course, like with your stretching efforts, this would be something to devote yourself to over a period of time. Several months of elastic and fitness training and you'll certainly be much more a formidable force!

But that, like your other stretch goals, doesn't impede you from doing things in the meantime. And the most pressing matter now is that registration business.

"That friend of a friend? Sure, I can get you his number. Better I could introduce you... but girl, forget that! Did you see what happened at Tyver Park?! Some punk broke in and spray painted all over the place!"

"Yeah it was pretty- I mean, REALLY?! That's so... crazy, I bet it was like some really cool guy, or girl."

"Our old dump of a high school? Hardly! It's like a joke, but they didn't catch the guy! They're still looking for him I think!"

Between stuffing your face with a late breakfast after all that physical activity, you can make a call to Kelly and see about her contact. In fact she's willing to get in touch with him to let him know what you want (roughly, as much as you choose to divulge to her), so you're not just calling blindly out of the blue. She's much more interested in though about some wild and crazy villainous caper that went down at your high school last night. It seems that's what she and Chris were texting you about earlier, and you can check on Bacefook to see the school page abuzz with activity. Why, it even made the news apparently!
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Now that's what you like to hear, people talking about you and your efforts... and this was only the beginning! If you were giddy about your success before, now you're ecstatic about getting out there again tonight, and every other night to cause yet more trouble and make sure that Stretch Goals is the talk of the town! Before that though, you'd like to at least get this little personal problem out of the way before getting underway once more.

"-hold on lady, this ain't a drivers license... Renfrew Act, 25th amendment... you want me to fake you an ID for capes? What is this, some supers-convention thing? If you want to play dress up... I mean I'll take your money and make you something good, but I ain't faking the real deal. That's federal-something, not just a fake age card for booze."

"Oh well uhh... what if... maybe you could..."

You give it an hour after talking to Kelly so she can call ahead of you, her contact by the name of Marv. As you try to explain what you want from him without divulging too much though, while you're talking with him on the phone he's checking his computer and soon enough stumbles over the inevitable. Thankfully he doesn't automatically assume that you're a superhuman, rather that you're some supers fangirl who's into conventions and cosplay and such, wanting some authentic looking ID for her super-sona. Though he may provide you with something adequate for that, if you want proper forged documents and ID for what you're truly after, then you don't see a way of convincing him to help you without being honest about the situation.

Or, just paying him a ton of money, which unfortunately you don't have to spare. And being realistic, if you were to offer as much for him to look the other way, he's sure to make assumptions about you anyway.

>You don't want someone else, a stranger least of all to know the truth about you. But then, what choice do you have? Just hope he's trustworthy...
>There must be some other way, whether you get back to him later with money or you do him some favor... though it would still be apparent that you're a superhuman, of some sort.
>The inferior version should be fine then. It won't fool anyone who's job it is to know, but you only need to fool your dad... hopefully he doesn't bother looking into it.
>A malevolent write-in?
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>>5921835
>Get what you need from Kelly, but otherwise undertake everything yourself. The less she knows anyway, the better.


>Control (0/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity
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>>5922004
>"Yeah it was pretty- I mean, REALLY?! That's so... crazy, I bet it was like some really cool guy, or girl."
oh no
we're an idiot

>The inferior version should be fine then. It won't fool anyone who's job it is to know, but you only need to fool your dad... hopefully he doesn't bother looking into it.
I think this should be fine, but how inferior are we talking here? Bad enough that if our dad has seen the real deal before he'll be able to tell? Because I'm hoping to just flash the papers at him once and then be done with it.
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>>5922005
>>There must be some other way, whether you get back to him later with money or you do him some favor... though it would still be apparent that you're a superhuman, of some sort.
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>>5921835
>Control
>>5922005
>>The inferior version should be fine then. It won't fool anyone who's job it is to know, but you only need to fool your dad... hopefully he doesn't bother looking into it.
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>>5922005

>The inferior version should be fine then. It won't fool anyone who's job it is to know, but you only need to fool your dad... hopefully he doesn't bother looking into it.
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>>5922005
>>There must be some other way, whether you get back to him later with money or you do him some favor... though it would still be apparent that you're a superhuman, of some sort.
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>The inferior version should be fine then. It won't fool anyone who's job it is to know, but you only need to fool your dad... hopefully he doesn't bother looking into it.

Although you'd personally prefer the most authentic forgery you can get, for the peace of mind, you'd rather still not have someone else knowing the truth about you especially a stranger. What, you'd have to just hope he keeps quiet about your superhuman nature? Or that he would do so for a price? You're not opposed to doing work for someone or owing them a favor but what's to stop him from continuing to demand of you after? Maybe if you wanted to become a hero that would be one thing, but you wouldn't count on someone keeping quiet from the authorities once crimes and villainy are involved.

And while it is true that maybe you could find a way to get what you need without explicitly revealing yourself, you feel like anyone with a brain would be able to put two and two together. That you remain vague but insistent about your need and then soon enough there's a new superhuman villain on the scene with the same abilities? Unfortunately it doesn't seem you can have one outcome without the other.

"...yeah, it's for a convention! You know, I want it to seem like... legit, as much as you can make it! Whatever it costs..."

"Well I don't get the need for the paperwork as well, but if that's what you want... you'll have it around this time next week then."

Maybe it isn't perfectly what you wanted, but it's an immense relief to know you've got something to rely on when the time comes. Really this is all just for dad's sake, but then there's not really anyone else you care as much about so it's worth it to you. He may have his reasons for wanting you to register but you're not going to compromise your own life and opportunities by doing so. Plus you're probably doing him a favor anyway, since superhuman nature is known to be genetic and inherited so parents of superhumans fall under scrutiny as well. At least they do by the rumors you've heard.

In any case you can breathe easy, reclining back in the couch after that phone business with Marv. Now there's little to nothing stopping you from devoting your attention full-time to the old supervillainy. Which, speaking of, it's only past four now. Dad will be home in a couple hours, and then it's awhile still before nightfall. Plenty of time for whatever you may need.
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>Start preparing for your next villainous caper this evening! After last night, you want to get on a hot streak!
>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.
>Actually you've got work come Monday. Until you have less responsibilities to worry about, just focus on research and information for next weekend when you can properly resume your life of crime.
>A vindictive write-in?
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>>5922669
>>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.
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>>5922669
>Start preparing for your next villainous caper this evening! After last night, you want to get on a hot streak!
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>>5922667
>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.

Let's take things slow. No great villainous empire was built in a day
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>>5922669
>Start preparing for your next villainous caper this evening! After last night, you want to get on a hot streak!

We just gotten started, we should test some of the skills we been practicing in the field.
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>>5922667
>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.
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>>5922669
>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.
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>>5922669
>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good. Plus you can take the chance to make some of those earlier preparation ideas a reality.
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Hey all sorry for the delay, was unexpectedly busy today. Anyway, seems like a majority for

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>You're not fully recovered from last night, a few days off will do you good.

As eager as you are to get out again tonight for yet more villainy, you feel that you'd prefer to be at the top of your game before doing so. Maybe as you get more used to committing criminal capers on a regular basis, and gain a better understanding of your own abilities, you'd be fine to play villain while still recovering from a prior engagement. But the last thing you would want is to compromise your evil career in its infancy when you're still learning the ropes.

After all, despite the success at your high school it wasn't the cleanest caper. If things had gone different with that guard...

"Fwuah... I'll take the weekend off, but make up for it with a crime befitting a true supervillain! Muahaha!"

With a content sigh you recline back in the couch, still feeling sore from your physical exertions and more certain now that you made the wise choice. Watching the local news on TV though and keeping an ear out for anything to do with the trouble at your high school, you wonder what to do in the meantime. Just because you won't be physically going out there doesn't mean you villainous time and attention will go to waste! No, spend the meantime preparing so that when you're feeling good and ready again, you'll be able to strike out with double the strength and make the news prime-time rather than just occasional snippets here and there.

What to do then, what to do. Not just tonight but for the next few days...

>Look into obtaining the various villain requirements you had in mind, like an outfit, minions, a vehicle and a lair.
>More mundane preparations are more pressing before the grander stuff, like basic supplies (lockpick kit for example) and actual exercise equipment.
>Do some digging into your city, and the local hero and villain situation.
>Research what's going on in and around town, worthy of your attention so you can set your sights on a juicy target!
>You're not going out and engaging in proper villainy, but without straining yourself you think you could get some personal revenge.
>An ignoble write-in?
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>>5923140
>Research what's going on in and around town, worthy of your attention so you can set your sights on a juicy target!

We need to find a place to catch a big lick if we plan to become a proper d list with a costum and a squad of goons.
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>>5923140
>>More mundane preparations are more pressing before the grander stuff, like basic supplies (lockpick kit for example) and actual exercise equipment.
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>>5923140
>Research what's going on in and around town, worthy of your attention so you can set your sights on a juicy target!
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>>5923140
>Do some digging into your city, and the local hero and villain situation.

Don't want to be flat footed if a hero catches us
Or step on any rival villains toes before we're ready
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>>5923140
>>More mundane preparations are more pressing before the grander stuff, like basic supplies (lockpick kit for example) and actual exercise equipment.
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Was in the process of writing, but it seems like a tie between the two options of

>>5923588
>>5923491
>>5923213
>>5923196
>>5923174

>What's going on in and around town
>More mundane preparations

Will give it a chance then if anyone else wants to weigh in, or anyone to defend or change their position, otherwise I can roll to decide.
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>>5923591
Very well, will roll for it then

>1 - what's going on
>2 - preparations
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>>5923698
>>5923591

>Research what's going on in and around town, worthy of your attention so you can set your sights on a juicy target!

If you are going to take a break from villain-ing then you want it to be worth it. When you do get back out there, it should be something substantial that will make the news for everyone to know! And for that you'll need to look higher than just your old high school for starters.

So you can spend the next few days without exerting yourself much, at most just practicing with what you're already familiar with around the house to get better at it. In your free time though you start looking into what's going on about your city, Malton, and what would make for a juicy target for your machinations. You're not in New York or Los Angeles, but Malton is a decent sized city so there's always something going on. Not that you ever paid much attention since you don't have anyone to go do anything with, apart from Kelly and Chris but there isn't usually the time for all three of you since high school. So it's not too difficult to start searching and compiling an array of possible targets.

"Superbowl? More like Supervillainbowl!"

Well that would certainly get you the most attention, with a playoff game at the stadium. You're not sure what monetary value you could get out of that but it certainly would put you on TV, nationally even, if you pulled off some caper there! Even if it wasn't necessarily your big debut but simply more vandalism, Stretch Goals would become a household name overnight.

"Twenty-five thousand dollars?! Could I open my own Barstucks with that?"

Another event, associated with the first is a food festival going on downtown. Malton has a pretty famous culinary university so these things happen periodically through the year. This time though as paired with the hype of the sports event, there's a couple celebrity chefs and some competition with a sizeable cash grand prize. The money alone is appealing, but you imagine you even could kidnap a celebrity or something. Easier than trying to kidnap one of the pro-athletes.
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"Oooh... fancy fancy, some Chinese thing? Or wait, what's the deal with Taiwan again?"

Unrelated to the sporting event, is a foreign theater performance that's scheduled to run for two months here. The artsy performance itself might be worth hijacking if you can, but the real interest to you is an exhibit of various "priceless" foreign artifacts in association with the performance. With most people's attention on the football, maybe you could smash and grab to your heart's content of historical relics? Not as nice as cash but plenty prestigious you figure and probably less risky.

"Well dad did promise me a car for my twenty-first birthday, but..."

The last happening of note is a temporary display of some famous old stock car at the racing museum. Similar to the foreign theater performance, you would expect this to be less guarded or at least frequented during the football playoff. Unlike the theater performance though, the object of value isn't something you could just grab and stuff in a bag to steal... it's an entire car. You can't imagine how you would even get away with it, not like you can just bring it back home to hide something of that size. But you don't suppose there's anything stopping you from stealing the car and taking it on a joyride about town to catch people's attention, before ditching the thing to escape probably.

So there's certainly not a shortage of possibilities! Of course you could just keep your head down and focus on something more manageable, less risky for you at least. But if you wanted the chance to really show off and prove yourself, draw everyone's attention then these would be the ways of doing that in an appropriately supervillainous way. Something to think about, come Monday when you're back at work and miserable during the daily grind at the cafe. Counting the days until you can call it quits from this dump for bigger and better prospects, befitting an evil genius such as yourself!

>You'll score an infamous touchdown at the playoffs!
>You'll serve up some evil at the food festival!
>You'll shock the audience with villainy on stage!
>You'll drive like you stole it from the racing museum!
>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on city hall!
>A nefarious write-in?
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>>5923717
>You'll serve up some evil at the food festival!

Off the events robbing the food festival university seems like it would draw the least response.
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>>5923717
>You'll serve up some evil at the food festival!
The only one that actually gets us money
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>>5923717
>You'll serve up some evil at the food festival!
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>>5923717
>>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on city hall!
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>>5923717
>>You'll shock the audience with villainy on stage!
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>>5923723
>>5923761
>>5923881
>>5924233
>>5924453

>You'll serve up some evil at the food festival!

Of the bunch of things you learn about, the food festival seems to be the best idea. The cash prize is a pretty big motivator of course but in the rest of the way you expect the least significant response from the authorities, for whatever you intend to do. All the while it still has the potential to be a pretty high profile crime given the coverage of the event.

And best of all, you've been to a couple of these yourself before! It's been years but a couple times in middle school you volunteered to work the event so you're not going in blind. A pretty good start for planning your villainous caper, the question is what preparations if any do you want to make? The big televised event is scheduled for Friday but overall it lasts for the day before and after. Thus giving you a few days at least to plan and prepare for anything and anyway you might need. Unfortunately not all your available time since you still need to go to work but you'll try to manage as you can.

"Hoo hoooo boy... I'll give them a taste of something they'll never forget! My... my evil villainy... not anything else."

Considering after all, this is going to be your first major crime. With both a great potential reward but also great potential risk. With the presence of actual police, and possibly even a hero if you cause enough trouble?

>You probably haven't the time to get your ideal supervillain outfit, but you can at least get something better than plain clothes (unless you prefer them) and all the regular equipment you may need.
>The biggest help you think, would be other people. It's short notice but what lackey might you be able to recruit?
>Information is the most valuable asset to have. Go in person to the event preparation and probably the active day before as well, to take note of the location and setup... and possible escape routes.
>You cannot be a supervillain without your crimes being super! Obtain what you need to make sure this caper stands out in people's minds!
>A malignant write-in?
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>>5924469
>Information is the most valuable asset to have. Go in person to the event preparation and probably the active day before as well, to take note of the location and setup... and possible escape routes.
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>>5924469
>Information is the most valuable asset to have. Go in person to the event preparation and probably the active day before as well, to take note of the location and setup... and possible escape routes.
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>>5924469
>Information is the most valuable asset to have. Go in person to the event preparation and probably the active day before as well, to take note of the location and setup... and possible escape routes.
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>>5924469
>You probably haven't the time to get your ideal supervillain outfit, but you can at least get something better than plain clothes (unless you prefer them) and all the regular equipment you may need
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Hey all just wanted to say, I've got a clinic appointment today so may not be able to post. At least it wouldn't be till later tonight.
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>>5924946
Alright I'm back now so will be continuing in a bit.
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>>5924722
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>>5924527

>Information is the most valuable asset to have. Go in person to the event preparation and probably the active day before as well, to take note of the location and setup... and possible escape routes.

So much to do and so little time! If there was one thing you cared to prioritize over the others though, then it must be knowledge of the venue and understanding of the crime. Being that you are of course an evil genius, you accept the value of a good plan especially after the admittedly haphazard caper at your high school.

This time, with the stakes much higher you'll need to be much more careful, or at least ready for what may come your way. So for a couple days after work you can use your phone to book a ride downtown. Your first impulse was to rely on Kelly or Chris for this, and to have a nice outing with your friends as a result. But on second thought you don't want them in any way getting suspicious of your motives. After all it may seem a little strange if you wanted to wander around the set-up for the food festival one day, and then the festival itself the next day, only for a supervillain to strike on the third.

"Wow this stuff is great, I love the lobster mac! I should take a bunch home for dad..."

On the first day you can observe in the organization for the event before opening day, even cleverly participate by claiming to be a volunteer based on your past experience with doing just that. The big venue for the festival downtown across Trade street from the culinary university where you can see where everything is going to be situated for the event itself, as well as the surrounding buildings. Then the next day you attend the opening where you can get a sense of the organization and traffic for all the visitors, how security is being managed, and the specifics of how the grand stage for the competition is going to be held... as well as stuff your face with all sorts of snacks and goodies there are to be offered. Also not to mention, your surprise at how big the even has grown to include live performances in a set-up auditorium for various musical acts. All in all the place is pretty packed, and this is before the peak day when the most activity is to take place.

In summation, you gain a pretty good understanding of the event and it's workings, and of particular importance to you the best ways in and out. Naturally you can't account for every little possibility that may have escaped your notice, but you are far removed from simply going in blind. Maybe other preparations instead of this surveillance and casing could have come in handy, but what preparation can compare to known information? Though you expect your crime will be more like a robbery rather than some grand villainous caper, since you don't have the means of accomplishing much else currently, either way the prize money is simply too appealing to compromise your efforts with any other focus.
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The question is then, how do you want to go about constructing your villainous scheme? You expect you'll need primarily three things figured out; how you will get the money, how you will deal with security, and how you will escape.

For the money;
>Just rush up on stage and snatch it when the time is right!
>Try to sabotage the stage so that you can get it amid the chaos.
>See if you can't enter to the cooking contest yourself? You don't need to win, only be up close on stage!
>Write-in?

For the security;
>Take a hostage, one of the celebrity chefs should suffice.
>Try and evade them through the mass of attendees.
>Get into a fight with them, at least one. When they realize your superhuman nature they'll think twice.
>Write-in?

For the escape;
>In advance of the event, clear a planned escape route through nearby buildings.
>Try to find someplace to hide, using your powers if need be till the heat dies down and you can sneak away.
>Maybe if you just slipped down the nearest storm drain? But who knows where that may lead.
>Write-in?

These are just some provided examples that seem the most obvious to you. Naturally if you come up with your own, or more detailed/complicated plans then it will surely fare better for you in this endeavor. To that end, if there's any extra details or information needed to make decisions, feel free to ask! Basically, how do you want to plan out and attempt to execute your villainous caper? Oh and of course, if there's anything particular you want to accomplish during this crime besides just snatching the money, like a villainous speech or some notable diabolical act.
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>>5925468
>Try to sabotage the stage so that you can get it amid the chaos.
Now we can put our arson plan into action

>Try and evade them through the mass of attendees.

>Maybe if you just slipped down the nearest storm drain? But who knows where that may lead.
We can find out right now
Leave through a storm drain and see where it takes you
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>>5925507
>We can find out right now
>Leave through a storm drain and see where it takes you

But that's gross and yucky...
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>>5925507
+1 this seems like the most reasonable plan of action.
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>>5925509
If we can't bring ourselves to do it now how can we expect to do it tomorrow?
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>>5925578
When you're fleeing for your life and/or have a ton of cash in your hands, that's different!
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>>5925628
I'm getting the impression that our MC isn't the best at planning ahead

Oh well, even if we can't advance scout it's probably still the best escape option.
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>>5925468
>Try to sabotage the stage so that you can get it amid the chaos.
>Try and evade them through the mass of attendees.
>Try to find someplace to hide, using your powers if need be till the heat dies down and you can sneak away.
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>>5925468
I think everyone is missing a very important detail. The prize may not even be in the form of cash, but check. If so, Carrie won't be able to get away with any money.

>Try to sabotage the stage so that you can get it amid the chaos.
>Try and evade them through the mass of attendees.
She has no disguise, so a low profile is necessary.

>In advance of the event, clear a planned escape route through nearby buildings.
Going into a storm drain in the middle of a food festival and potentially nearby a university laboratory doesn't sound like good news. There's a nonzero chance she could mutate into literal taffy by accidentally mixing with disposed candy and whatever chemical waste there is from the lab. At that point, I don't think she'd even care about being "villainous" anymore; she'd just want to live life with her dad again and not get gawked at. It wouldn't even be the funny kind of quest derailment, just sad. Doubly so if she develops all kinds of conditions and dietary restrictions, winds up on the news with some embarrassing and dehumanizing headline like "Clumsy Candy Creature Caught in a Sticky Situation", being unable to have kids if she ever wanted any, gets depressed and tries to kill herself repeatedly, ends up immortal and watching everyone she cares for die as she lives until her original identity is forgotten by a future humanity who just knows her as an odd thing scraping at the edge of society, the works. The sarcasm in the title "Super" """Villain""" Quest would adapt an entirely different meaning.
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>>5925672
You'd be very reluctant to explore down there, but if you're really committed to it then you can.

>>5925702
It is a cash prize, that's the reason this caught your attention.
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>>5925712
I’d want to, both to prepare ourselves for actually doing it and to alleviate the fears of overactive imagination anon
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Seems like a majority for

>>5925781
>>5925702
>>5925686
>>5925556
>>5925507

>Try to sabotage the stage
>Try and evade them through the mass of attendees

From your surveillance effort then, you're already begun forming a working plan for your villainous scheme! Best to come back later tonight then, so that you can start putting things into place. After dark the festival venue is closed but for some workers here and there, and security. Nothing that you can't avoid, or use the same excuse of being a volunteer worker.

For how you'll actually grab the money? Well you'll sabotage the stage of course, causing a collapse of some manner. Then in the ensuing chaos you'll get up there and snatch the grand prize! How to do this, well you watched the workers and even partially helped out with setting up the stage, so you know how there are a few key locations that are held up or together by single bolts or pins. Removing one or even a few of them wouldn't do much, but enough of them and the whole thing will start to fall apart under its own weight. Though if you remove them all now the stage won't last till tomorrow so it needs to be done during the event and you need to not be noticed or impeded... with an earlier side-trek you've managed to get some lengths of narrow steel cable that you can loop through a large number of the bolts and pins, and then with enough force just pull them out all together. Of course you're not strong enough yourself for that but with a car or a truck it should be fine, and with the food festival going there's no shortage of trucks around.

Then once you've gotten the money, how to get away from anyone who would stop you? Why, lose your pursuers in the crowds of people gathered for the event! Sadly you would have preferred your ideal supervillain outfit for your first high-profile caper, but having to wear normal clothes does come as a blessing. Once you're able to merge with the crowd it's going to be very difficult for anyone to just easily catch you out from it, especially if the people do get into a panic. Admittedly this part of your plan is the most unpredictable and so it makes you the most nervous to rely on, but it seems better than the other options at least.

Lastly then is the matter of escape... now here is the part where your plan starts to break down. Not for a lack of ideas since you have plenty, but rather which one to settle on? Escape after all, in theory is the most important aspect of all when it comes to a crime. You'd rather the crime failed but you escaped, than if the crime succeeded but you failed to escape! Any of your ideas seem valid but when it comes down to it tomorrow...
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"Eugh, disgusting! Better be careful I don't slip and fall in... oh lord what if I got like, mutated by the stuff down here and turned into some candy abomination?! Oh but I do like candy though..."

At least one thing you can do to verify whether one option is even viable, is to check one of the storm drains. It was kind of your last resort option in case of a panic, so you never actually wanted to go down here. But putting on some galoshes over your shoes and rolling up your pants, you manage to drop down one of the openings easily enough. Your first discovery is that the storm drain system is not the same as the sewer system, so by comparison it's cleaner than you would have expected and you're not just wading through waste. Of course compared to what you're used to and your sensibilities, it may as well be the most disgusting place you've ever been and the entire experience makes your skin crawl and your stomach turn. You'll be taking multiple showers when you get home and multiple runs through the washing machine for your clothes!

As expansive as the drain system is down here though, with only your cell phone light as a guide, you very nearly get lost and only manage to find your way back by luck. Although there are periodically placed manholes or other storm drains along the way, you expect just crawling out of one still in downtown is an easy way to get caught. Your preference would be to follow the drainage system (at least this sector of it) to... wherever the terminus is, but you're quite sure you would get lost if you attempted that. On the one hand it should make for a pretty decent escape route since you'd easily lose any pursuers down here, but on the other hand with no experience navigating down here it could be a lengthy amount of time and even dangerous for you to try to find your way.

But, less dangerous than tangling with the authorities, if the other escape plans didn't work?

"That you hun?"

"No dad, I'm a murderer."

"Back so late? What were you..."

When eventually you do get home then after all the preparations for your big plan tomorrow, it's quite late and your dad had been starting to worry. This time you can't use the same excuse either about staying late at your job for manager training, since your clothes are still damp and smell strongly of drain water. Stripping off and grabbing a towel so you can shove everything in the washing machine buys you enough of an excuse to get upstairs to your bathroom for a shower, but you know dad is going to want some explanation when he sees you next.
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>>5926274
Whatever you care to tell your dad, feel free to specify.

Otherwise, having made your surveillance and planning for your grand villainous crime tomorrow, is there any last preparation you want to make? You don't have the time for anything significant like recruiting some minions or obtaining your villain outfit, but just some particular thing (besides what you've already done) that you think may come in handy? Whether it be some preparing effort made, or some extra item you think may come in useful...

As well, if you want to come to a consensus on your chosen escape route, rather than having to decide in the moment come tomorrow; between sneaking down a storm drain, hiding someplace near the festival venue, or preparing a particular escape route through nearby buildings and such.
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>>5926277
Tell dad we were doing volunteer work - cleaning up litter and garbage
Should explain the smell

Also gives us a cover story for tomorrow, when we come back with the same smell

we should uh douse some of the festival tents in gasoline so we can set them on fire and add to the chaos
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>>5926310
Eh, I feel like that's a bit too likely to actually seriously hurt or kill someone, which we're not particularly interested in doing. However, it would be funny if we brought some stink bombs
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>>5926315
>>5926310

Given the time to shower and think, you can come up with a pretty good excuse actually! Yeah, you were doing volunteer work cleaning up litter and garbage. Maybe out of pace with your usual schedule but it's harmless enough that dad doesn't press the issue any further. Otherwise you can spend a pretty uneventful evening at home then, passing the time watching TV with dad and stuff between the frequent laundry cycles. It's actually something of a relief to have some peace and quiet in contrast with how on-edge you are with eager anticipation for tomorrow.

Unfortunately that doesn't lend well to a good night's sleep, considering you stay up late anyway feverishly planning into the night for how things might go and every possibility. And worse still, you've got work tomorrow again. Last day of the week for it but you're dearly looking forward to when you can quit, so the work days seem worse and longer each time.

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"Are you ok miss? Do you need to sit down?"

"N-No I'm fine! I'm not sh-shaking because I'm scared... I'm sh-shaking because I'm excited!"

Here it is then, the big day. An afternoon in downtown Malton, at the quarterly food festival! This time with some celebrity chefs highlighting the event, televised, and just a couple days before the playoff game no less. It's no wonder there's so many people in attendance. So many unwitting victims to bear witness to your grand villainous plan!

That is, if you can keep it together. After a long and miserable day at work, and all the days of preparation up till now, you're practically bursting at the seams with giddiness for your first real caper. Enough that you're having trouble controlling your excitement to the point of stress. It doesn't help that you're immersed in a crowd in a high-energy environment. Hopefully when the time comes and you need to pull everything together, you'll be able to manage.

With that in mind and the cameras now rolling, as the event host introduces the celebrity chefs and contestants up on stage... your eyes eventually settle on the grand prize. Displayed on a podium up on the stage in a glass or plastic briefcase-looking container, clearly showing the money within. With your eyes on the prize, your mind quickly wanders to each of the aspects of the plan in place, ready and waiting for your execution. Including the backpack full of fireworks you hid in places around the festival venue, a halfway idea between dousing the tents in gasoline and having a bunch of stink bombs.

"And let's get a countdown for the maaain event! One minute to start, up on the clock!" the competition host points up to a large stylized digital clock, the cameras panning up to film.

You couldn't have said it better yourself, and you don't expect a better opportunity than now with everyone's attention so narrowly focused. It's finally time to show these people, this city, how a supervillain does things!
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>Make two rolls for the effort, 2d100! The first to determine your successes, and the second for how well you keep your head through everything.

As well, if there's anything particular you'd like to do, not already specified by the plan then feel free to say so! Like for example, if there's anything you want to say or do if you get up on stage for everyone (and the cameras) to see.
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Rolled 50, 64 = 114 (2d100)

>>5926942
Do a sexy pose
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Rolled 86, 5 = 91 (2d100)

>>5926942
>Like for example, if there's anything you want to say or do if you get up on stage for everyone (and the cameras) to see.

Shout an evil laugh.
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Rolled 43, 26 = 69 (2d100)

>>5926942
Let's not burn anyone alive. That would put a target on our backs anyway.

>>5927068
We're trying to slip away here. On top of trying to avoid mutating into a taffy monster.
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Rolled 62, 77 = 139 (2d100)

>>5926942
Don't announce our hero name
Burn as many people alive as possible without compromising our escape
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Rolled 46, 39 = 85 (2d100)

>>5926942
Dance sensuously
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Between the highest roll and a rough amalgam of votes

>>5926951
>>5927068
>>5927082
>>5927162
>>5927439

>62, 77 = 139

With the one minute countdown to work by, the clear display of the timer gives you the resolve you needed to commit to this evil scheme. Taking a deep breath and trying to steady your nerves then you set about the plan and make your way through the crowd. Some hasty stops by various trash bins around the venue to light the firework bundles you stashed earlier. Though you inevitably get noticed doing this a couple times, already the lit fireworks start going off by the time anyone thinks to stop you. Just a few here and there at first but soon enough there's colorful lights and noise enough over the crowded event, to draw attention.

Though you don't stop to observe, you get the impression that most people think your fiery display is part of the event itself which is starting to cause confusion. Perfect for what you need, to hastily sneak around the back of the stage to find the steel cord between the pins and bolts from last night. To your relief it wasn't discovered so you can draw the length in your hands to whichever food truck is nearest and idling. Again, similar to the stunt with the fireworks, along the way you get noticed and even accosted by people but you try to work quick and focused enough before anyone acts to stop you.

"-get out of there! I said- let go!"

"-rrrrgghhh... sorry, I can't! H-Hey don't grab me there!"

Clinging to the steering wheel with all your might, you struggle against a guy trying to remove you from the food truck you chose. If he didn't want you stealing the truck though then he shouldn't have gotten out of the cab to see about the fireworks and left it running. Although this would be much easier if you actually knew how to drive a truck of this size, but wrestling against the effort to be pulled out of the cab, eventually you... rather haphazardly step on enough pedals and pull the gear stick enough to where the truck lurches forward and starts rolling at a low speed.

By that point the guy does manage to pull you out, or rather you let go when he starts stretching your body away with him. As you both tumble to the gravel however it's already too late for him as the truck rolls along and eventually snags the steel cord taut before a series of loud metal snaps are heard, and soon enough you see the series of bolts and pins trailing behind on the cord as the truck continues to roll on and slowly crash through the event fencing out onto Trade street.

To result in ever more chaos and panic.

"Yes! Yesss... perfect, now all I have to- oof!"

Delighted at the unfurling of your devious scheme, you get knocked on your ass by some event workers running through to try and regain control of things. Righting yourself once more though and looking around to see if anyone noticed, you proceed to make your way to the stage.
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Destabilized by your sabotage already, the ruckus from the crowd as a result of your chaos is already causing the stage to collapse in places and the big overhang looks unsteady now. The big stylized clock dropping and smashing through the wobbly floor by the time you squeeze through the crowd and past security to clamor up onto the stage.

"...security?! Security!"

"Hey, that's mine!"

Once you're actually up on stage, your legs wobbling with the flooring, you draw the attention of more than a few people. Your plain clothes are one thing but the mask is a suspicious giveaway. The first assumption though is that you're here to try something against the celebrity chefs, the result of which that there's a quick panic to assemble available security hands to get the VIPs out of there and to safety. Instead though, your own attention is of course on the money. Which currently is in the process of being carried off by one of the TV producers. In a panicked yell you run and jump at the guy, tumbling in a mess through the collapsing floor.

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Eventually when you emerge from the fallen portion back onto stage, you can hear approaching sirens but what do you care? You've got the money! Adjusting your clothes and mask as you move to the front and center of the stage... testing your footing for a portion that is stable, and finding a good spot for a celebratory dance! Well you're not really sure how to make it seem cool but...

"Uh... sensuous? I-Is that cool?"

Just a little dance done in what you think is an appealing way; in the heat of the moment you couldn't make up your mind so in a panic just resorted to something you thought befitting of a femme fatale villainess. Maybe a bit cringeworthy and lacking in the desired result because you're just wearing normal clothes, but hopefully some dashing hero notices and becomes intrigued by you? Either way it's only a short dance ending in a sexy pose, victoriously holding the prize money aloft for all to see. And you are certainly seen, admittedly with a lot of confusion through all the chaos otherwise taking place, as to the presence of this strange young woman jumping on stage and stealing the money to pose with it. But eyes, and importantly cameras are on you, capturing your big debut and villainous triumph!

At least, a decent amount of of attention is on you. Perhaps a lot more is on the increasingly dangerous situation, you start to notice. It seems that some of your fireworks may have gone awry and started some fires, or perhaps disrupted the various food festival tents. Either way the result being that some of these tents are now ablaze with fire spreading. What had just been a confusing distraction before has now become a potentially deadly scenario for the panicked crowd caught among everything. Alarms going off, sirens blaring, people screaming, fireworks still shooting... the sounds of the situation spiraling out of control and the panic, the fear.
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The sight of it all, there's something... something appealing to it all. Makes you feel excited, makes you feel happy.

"-hah... ahah! Ahahah! Ahahah-AHAHAHAAA!"

You're not sure why but all this chaos and panic delights you, that you can't help laughing. Seeing the delicious results of your villainy play out in real time before you, victoriously poised above it all. Not the glee of an insane person but such delight from justice done, or what feels like justice to you. All these people, the sorts who spat on and trampled over you all your life. What comeuppance they never received before, you can rightfully give to them now and tenfold. It feels invigorating, it feels powerful... it feels liberating. It's only when you see a frightened crying child clinging to her father amid the panicked fleeing crowd, are you sobered from your frenzied glee. And a firework whizzing right past your head to hit and ignite the stage canopy, brings you back to the moment.

"-ahem... yeeess, live in fear! Cower before Stret- gyuah!"

Midway through your villainous proclamation, the big metal stage overhang finally collapses after enough fallen flooring destabilizes it, causing the whole thing to smash down right on top of you in a terrible metal crash and eruption of dust and dirt into the air.

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"-uagh... blegh- pthew pthew... oh no, I think my phone is cracked!"

Through the debris and smoke you eventually manage to unstuck yourself from that ruined mess of a stage, a bit dazed from being crushed beneath the collapse but otherwise... mostly fine? Mostly. A normal person would have been dead for sure but your elastic resilience saved you fortunately enough. Some of your belongings were damaged and your clothes torn during the escape, but if you were severely injured then you wouldn't have made it out like this, and remaining active as you are.
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And most importantly of all, there nearby is the money! As you scramble to the ground to grab and hug it close, breathing a sigh of relief... followed by a gasp of alarm. As you look up to see around you, through the dust of the stage collapse and smoke of the fires. Fortunately it seems most of the crowd has thinned out by now in their frightened retreat, just a number of people here and there still wandering about... either looking for someone or trying to salvage their restaurant equipment. But a firm figure through the dust, active and illuminated in the smoke by their outfit...

"...a hero?!"

It has to be, currently working to put out one of the burning tents and keeping people back. That threat is managed quickly enough though, where his attention soon shifts to you. At least you assume you have his attention, through the visor of the tech-looking suit he has on. In your own panic now you fall over yourself, crawling back away from the figure with the money in your arms as he begins to approach... but hesitates at the sight of more fires and people in need of help.

>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!
>A hero? Ha! The perfect opportunity to make your villainous debut, as originally intended!
>Forget the money, there's a much juicier prize standing here before you now!
>A villainous write-in?
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>>5927923
>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!
See? Setting fires never goes wrong. If he starts coming after us ask who he wants to save, the money or the people.
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>>5927923
>>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!
No need to get into a fight before we are ready, Make sure to remain undetected.
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>>5927923
>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!
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>>5927923
>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!

This dude has some sort of tech jacket or power armor, by comparison we are just a stretchy person with blunt force resistance. It's time for us to skedaddle before we get low diffed.
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>Run away! You've got the money, make your escape! To the nearest storm drain if you have to!

Woah now, wait a minute. You didn't plan for this! Maybe you should have expected the arrival of a superhero, but having it actually happen right in front of you is quite another thing! On the one hand you're amazed and excited for seeing one of those iconic figures you grew up fantasizing about and geeking out over, but on the other hand you're terrified now in the realization that he is here in opposition of you.

A superhero... as an enemy.

"-I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry!"

With a panicked yell, you scramble to your feet and try to run away. Stumbling and falling along the way, but desperately trying to escape nevertheless. By the time you flee from the festival venue just like all the other panicked people, your heart is hammering in your chest as you hastily try to fit down the storm drain with the money. If anyone saw you in the process you couldn't say, but once you get down there it's a few minutes at least before you can steady your breathing and stop shaking.

"...that was too close..."

When it is eventually that you feel less dazed from all the high intensity of your caper, and feel less sick from the adrenaline, you struggle to your wobbly legs and stagger off down the dark tunnels of the drainage system. Wandering in almost a fever dream and leaving the sirens and panic behind you.

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It must have been some hours you were lost down there, more to do with your bewildered state of mind than difficulties with navigation. Falling to your knees at the end of the drainage tunnel where it empties out, finally able to breathe some fresh air from outside again. Gradually does your clarity return, as the dim quiet of the drainage system gives way to the sounds of the city creeping back in.

"So it wasn't a dream... did I really do all that?"

Feeling the runoff water along your hands and knees, you withdraw in disgust and clamor to your feet once more, leaning against the exterior rim of the drainage tunnel. By the look of things, it empties out here into one of the small rivers near downtown. Lots of trash and debris along the overgrown creek, but not much farther than that are concrete dividers to the beltway around the city center. Though you can hear very distant sirens and see helicopters circling about over yonder, it seems that you manage to escape? At least for the time being, probably eventually the authorities will track each and any terminus of the drain system but you can be long gone by then.

The question is... where do you go from here, and how? You were so occupied with your plans and the caper itself, that you didn't think much about what would happen after. Having reached the festival by public transport, but you can't just take the bus back home like this. You're all wet from the drain system, your clothes are all torn up, and admittedly you're in a sorry state. Not to mention it's late at night.

>Try to use an app to get a ride back home, and hope the driver doesn't ask questions or remember you?
>Call for one of your friends and hope they don't get suspicious about the obvious?
>Right now, more than anything... you just want to see your dad. You don't care if he finds out the truth or what he thinks.
>Try and tough it out for another hour or two, till you can walk to the nearest... wherever out here, and figure out how to get home.
>A callous write-in?
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>>5928115
How late is it? Any clothing stores still open? If so we could buy a new set and then take the bus home. If there's a goodwill or other charity nearby we could steal a set too.

Otherwise call a taxi and pay in cash.
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>>5928119
It's after 10 at night now. Maybe if you found a Wallymart, those stay open late but everything else around your city closes by 9 or 10, even on the weekends.
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>>5928133
Are there any motel's nearby?
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>>5928133
Ok then yeah try to find a walmart as long as we can emotionally endure, fall back on taxi if we can't
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>>5928145
There probably aren't motels this close to downtown, but there are plenty of hotels there. Supposing you could hide the carrying case for the money itself (since that's the big giveaway), that may be an option.

>>5928146
Or try to go looking for a Wallymart, either way. Again, you don't look so great after all the intensity of your villain scheme, but a young lady walking around looking like a mess isn't terribly suspicious. Carrying a transparent case with money inside though is about as big a red flag as possible.
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>>5928147
Yeah leave the case at the entrance/exit to the drains, just make sure we have enough money for clothes
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>>5928149
Just to make clear then, since it naturally would be very important, but if you (player majority) choose to ditch the case then how are you going to be carrying the money?
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>>5928152

I think the idea is that we ditch it for now and then come back for it later? If that's not the case, though, it might be worth trying to try to hide it literally on us by pressing it into various spots on our elastic body and sorta clenching to keep it all in place
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>>5928152
Yeah I was going to leave it, still full of money minus $100 or enough for a cheap new outfit, hidden near where we exited the storm drains. Once we have purchased that new outfit or after giving up but before calling the taxi we'd come back for it.
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>>5928178
Then again, if the cops are sweeping the sewers they'll probably find it if we leave it too close to the exit: it might be safer to try to take as much cash as we inconspicuously can just in case
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Hey qm I'm wondering is the protags internal organs as stretchy as her outside flesh?

Because I'm wondering if she can just shove the money case inside of herself. Either by stretching her mouth and throat wide enough to swallow it. Or make like a drug mule and insert it into the other end.
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>>5928290
Indeed that is something possible. The question though isn't whether you could, but whether you'd want to. The case and probably the money are not very clean, especially after this drain system trek. In a pinch though, if this situation qualifies, then you could do that.

The only thing about you that is not elastic are your hair, nails, and teeth. Everything else is equally as elastic.
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>>5928115
>>Try to use an app to get a ride back home, and hope the driver doesn't ask questions or remember you?
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Apologies, I'd already written out a response otherwise, by when you posted. It seemed like a rough sort of idea for the majority was possible

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As much as you'd dearly want to just get home right now as quickly as possible, after all you've been through today, you try and muster the resolve to persist onward just a little longer. If you can just manage this you'll be thanking yourself later, as you clamor down from the drainage tunnel terminus and drop down into the overgrown and trash-strewn creek. Your shoes slosh with water as you trudge along the grassy bank, wondering what to do as your mind increasingly catches up with you again.

First thing's first, you have to lose the box.

It's a liability and serves no purpose. As for the money, well twenty-five thousand dollars is nothing to sneeze at but when you bundle it up into stacks, the large bills reduce the size from what appeared like a lot (when loose) in the case to something you can manage on your own person. Tying the majority together with your hairband, of course you aren't going to be just carrying it all in your arms... you consider swallowing the lot for few moments before realizing the better idea.

Second thing, you have to lose the hoodie.

Or at least take it off, it's the most recognizable thing about you in regards to the crime at the festival. Your shoes and lower pants are soaked but your hoodie is only damp so taking off and turning it inside out, you're able to bundle up the money just fine. Concealed and in a much more easily carried manner. Bit chilly in just a shirt but you'll manage. Now then is the real challenge, of finding where to go and actually getting there.

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An announcement over the PA system in the store, about closing time.

"Ten minutes? Better hurry... oooh look at the size of that TV! I wonder how much it costs..."

It was almost two hours of walking to reach this Wallymart, but you just barely managed with time to spare. A lot of stumbling through roadside patches of grass and trees till eventually you found your way under a bridge of the beltway to a neighborhood of apartments beyond. From there trudging down some shady back streets and trying to avoid notice or contact until finding one of the city's electric rent-a-scooters left by an intersection crossing, and finally an e-scooter trip to the nearest bus stop going the right way.

Really the biggest asset through all of this was your phone, and even though it's pretty damaged from the stage collapse you were able to navigate with it to the nearest Wallymart where you find yourself now. Drawing stares along the way but all you need is to quickly buy some throwaway clothes... and an entire bagful of whatever food and snacks you feel like stuffing your face with on the way back home. Speaking of your phone though, it's been buzzing constantly with activity ever since you turned it on again after leaving the drainage tunnel. From both your friends, but also worryingly from dad. You chose not to respond to any of them while you were navigating your way here, but by the time you leave the store with everything you needed and catch another bus southbound and homeward... you wonder if you shouldn't pick up.

At least to dad, since one way or another you'll be talking to him tonight whether it's on the phone or in person.

>Just leave it be, and when you get home... sorry dad, but you're exhausted! You'll talk tomorrow!
>Actually you'd prefer to find alternate accommodations for the night, and just make up some excuse like you stayed with Kelly.
>After all you've been through now, you really could do to hear dad's voice at least. Whether you answer his calls or talk face to face. (Specify.)
>A deceitful write-in?
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>>Actually you'd prefer to find alternate accommodations for the night, and just make up some excuse like you stayed with Kelly.
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>Actually you'd prefer to find alternate accommodations for the night, and just make up some excuse like you stayed with Kelly.
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>Call him back
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>Actually you'd prefer to find alternate accommodations for the night, and just make up some excuse like you stayed with Kelly.

About halfway on the ride back, it takes you as long from the jumble of other thoughts to come to the conclusion that maybe you'd rather just not go home tonight. As much as you'd like to sleep in your own bed, you'd prefer to not have to cope with more of a hassle if you can avoid it. So making use of your phone again to find decent and available accommodation, you get off at the next stop and wait for bit for your app driver to take you the rest of the way... this far from downtown, you're less worried about interacting with anyone personally.

"Oooh not too bad. Maybe get room service too!"

A pretty nice Milton on your side of town, really you'd have been fine with most anything at this point but it's nice to have some peace and comfort after what you've been through. To be able to wash clean in the fancy shower, put on a snug bathrobe and collapse onto the big comfy bed, a pillow chocolate awaiting you. Ugh, tired to your bones you are after everything. You could just doze off to sleep like this, were it not for your phone to remind you otherwise. Laying in bed for some minutes, your eyes linger on the money stacked on the bedside table before drifting back to your phone.

"-sorry dad, sorry. My battery was dead, you know I would have called. Like I said, I was out with Kelly all night and we only just got back!"

Ah, what a relief that is. Sure you have to lie egregiously about everything to him, but it's worth it for that weight off your shoulders and not having to deal with more stress or trouble. Making up some story about how you were out with friends and will be spending the night at Kelly's place, so he doesn't need to worry or wait up for you. There was some fear you had that he would have called any of your friends to try and find out where you were, but you know he wouldn't pry that much. Thankfully he buys the story you sell to him, and things go smoothly enough... though he does want to know what happened to your broken bedroom door, but otherwise you wish each other goodnight and hang up feeling much better than you did before.

Able to relax and breathe easy, as you lie in bed appreciating that new-money smell from the stolen stacks, with the TV on for background noise... rampant with news of your villainous caper at the festival.

>An evil write-in?
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Having successfully completed your first supervillain scheme, this is just a consideration if you'd like to do anything particular or celebrate some, before getting back to the usual pace of things tomorrow. Of course to note, that you now have a decent chunk of disposable money.

Furthermore, because of your success, you're realizing ever more potential and personal growth in regards to your capabilities;

>Elasticity (0/5) - How stretchy your body is and how much you can distort yourself, as well as how well you return to form.
>Endurance (0/5) - How resilient your body is, both in terms of stretching amount/limit, and harm in general.
>Composition (0/5) - The nature of your elastic body's composition, either how fluid or rigid your physical form is.
>Control (1/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity.

thanks to your efforts, both positive and negative, you can go ahead and assign another point to one of the categories thereby improving it. Or potentially expand to a new category you think would be appropriate/relevant and useful.
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>>5928698
Is control the stat that will let us hold alterations to our form more permanently? That might be our best disguise, stretching so we're like half a foot taller with a whole different build in our villain persona.
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>>5928717
That would fall under Control yes, though if you specifically wanted to go the shapeshifter route then it may benefit you more to expand to a new category specifically for that. The kind of difference between stretching and contorting your body, or specifically being able to change to particular shapes with your body.
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>>5928723
I'll stick with Control for now, shapeshifting is a bit too specialized
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>>5928697
Let's make sure this hotel stay won't break the bank. She also needs to make sure where to stash the cash and the box.

>An evil write-in?
Start buying the first equipment of what Carrie needs to start her "villainous" career. I hate to self bump like this, but if the plan for her M.O. is digitally and financially oriented, >>5914580 may be a good start. Conducting activities differently from how Carrie stole money from the festival will also do well to cover her tracks, as it would minimize the chances of anyone connecting the dots. This does mean that she will eventually have to start laundering money, but there are plenty of ways to do that. Hopefully she knows this is what she signed up for.

>>5928698
I think another point in Control would do well. It would also help Carrie to better hide her powers and avoid losing control under stress.
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>>5928723
Which stat would let us put enough tension in our limbs to launch a slingshot attack without needing to grab something first?
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>>5928698
Elasticity
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>>5928698

>Elasticity

I understand the desire to increase control again, but I think that for now elasticity gives us better options: opens up a wider range of capers, increases combat capabilities, and gives us more leeway when escaping (we can basically go full octopus if we get it high enough)
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>>5928731
Well in this specific instance the write-in was particularly if you wanted to do anything to celebrate or treat yourself over your triumph. But you can certainly extend to bigger plans and harken back to those you already made.

>>5928745
Well Control is what would allow you to actually stretch your body by your own will, rather than needing to grab onto things or have it pulled by something/someone else. But Elasticity is how much strength/tension there is to your stretched body. So to be able to slingshot your attack something with enough force to cause harm, you'd want to improve both overtime.
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>>5928698
>An evil write-in?
Try to find other villains in the city that you could team up with.

>>Control (1/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity.
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>>5928828
>Try to find other villains in the city that you could team up with.
I'd say we've still got a ways to go before we get there. She'd risk revealing her identity if she tried now, especially without a disguise; it was Carrie that stole the money from the fair, not Stretch Goals.
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>Control

Forget the junk food from Wallymart when you can treat yourself to a lovely room-service dinner! You're quite happy to enjoy a late night of pigging out and gleefully watching the news about your accomplishments. What's most fascinating to you is how narratives seem to be developing, as people scramble to make sense however they can of what little is known. After all, you committed the crime wearing normal clothes and didn't get to deliver some evil speech or state your motives. Not even your name is clear so there's any number of ways people are referring to you.

FIERY HEIST IN MALTON?

From what you see there appears to be two competing narratives between officials, and the average Joe citizen. The ones in power and uniform keep insisting that your activities are that of a bold criminal but nothing more than that, while people on the street from interview clips are gossiping that yours is the work of a villain. Though it is a relief that no one perished from anything you did as of yet, some hospitalizations at worst, really it's just so surreal to see yourself on TV. The presenters and segments, interviews and reporting, a lot of effort not to show and glamorize the criminal in question... but anytime a clip of you shows on screen you can't help giggling madly and bouncing up and down in bed.

Though it is a little sobering to see similar footage of the hero you encountered on the scene, and only luckily avoided. You know him as Vanguard, a hero making use of some advanced tech equipment since you were in middle school. Having grown up watching him on the news, it feels very different seeing him now. A little discomforting even if that is the kind of opponent you would face by going down this path.

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All in all a lovely night spent without a care at the hotel, checking out before noon and getting an app-ride back home. You very nearly just walk into your house carrying the stacks of cash, but catch yourself short when fumbling with them to try and open the side door to the kitchen. Thinking fast, you hastily find a spot to stow the money in the garage for now until you can decide later on a more permanent location. Then, you can finally head inside.

"-oh? What's this? You alright hun?"

"I'm fine... just happy to see you."

First thing's first, you surprise your dad with a big hug and feel all the better for it. Though you're practically bursting at the seams to tell him (or anyone) the truth of your villainous activities, you know it's for the better not to and for now just settle for a hug. You talk a little more about how you claimed to have spent your day yesterday and last night, but otherwise things go smoothly as you'd hoped. Though he expresses his concerns about it, he admits now that you're twenty and getting older he doesn't want to be breathing down your neck as much, even if it'll take some getting used to on his part. That's not at all what you want of course, but admittedly it will make things easier for you.

In any case you're able to get upstairs to your room and slump down onto the bed, letting out a pained groan. Finally able to drop the act you'd been putting up for dad, about your sorry state. Though you slept like an angel at the hotel, you woke up feeling rather poorly and have had a difficult time of things all morning. Feeling sore and stiff all over, this isn't like when you were exercising the elasticity of your body, but rather from injury. It seems the impact of the stage collapsing upon you isn't something so easily shrugged off, and it makes sense considering that it would have killed any normal person. Though you expect or hope to fully recover, you know full well that you are tough but not invulnerable and sometimes you can expect difficult and danger even to your elastic body.

Thankfully though it's the weekend, so same as last weekend you're able to just laze about doing nothing and taking the time to recover if you need it. Not that there's a shortage of things to do however.
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"That can't be right... no supervillains at all? Well... that just means I can have the whole city to myself!"

There are at least some things you can do from bed, as you reach out for your laptop... finding to your surprise, alarm, and delight that you're able to actually stretch your arm out to reach and grab the computer by your own will. Something you were never able to do in your life before now, but then maybe because you never tried. Probably as a result of your prior exercising effort from last week, you're now starting to see results and wonder what else you may be capable of in time. You don't dwell on the thought for too long though, as a strange revelation comes to occupy your attention. What you'd wanted to do was a little digging into Malton and prominent super-figures about the city, at least the villainous types so you can know whose company you're in.

As you come to find though, disappointingly there aren't any notable villains around, not supervillains anyway. Haven't been any for years in fact, the last one active when you were in middle school but nothing since. It seems at least for Malton, supervillains haven't been that interested or active in recent times, which may explain the abundance of superheroes instead. Five notables for team good guys, and zero notables for team bad guys. While that is disappointing to you, it's just as much an exciting prospect because it means you've got pickings of the entire city to yourself! Or if you felt so inclined, you could be the leading figure of whatever villain effort you cared to organize for the city!

That's something else you could look into more properly, but just another thing for the list. There's numerous other things you ought to see about at some point or another. One particular item as such, being your false superhuman identification which you got a text from Marv this morning saying it was ready. That's certainly an extra relief with everything else, that you'll want to get around to picking up sometime.

>After your evil victory at the food festival, you want to keep your success going! The playoff game is tomorrow, and you won't get another opportunity like this again!
>Best to take it easy, after all you've got all that money to figure out what to do with!
>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.
>More than take it easy, you deserve to live it up for a little while at least! Set aside most of the money not to touch, but the rest you can spend to enjoy yourself!
>Get online and start contributing to the gossip-and-rumor mill! Whether or not you like other people controlling the narrative about you, you are in a unique position to steer it.
>A deplorable write-in?
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>>5929121
>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.
We've got the cash, now we do research, gather resources, and plan the routine once we get a disguise. Two big incidents so close to one another would get eyes on her activities too early.
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>>5929121
>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.
Also try stretching ourselves half a foot taller and see if we can hold it.
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>>5929121
>A deplorable write-in?
>You need equipment,tools and actual costume.
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>>5929121
>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.
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>>5929121
>>After your evil victory at the food festival, you want to keep your success going! The playoff game is tomorrow, and you won't get another opportunity like this again!
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>>5929121
>>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.
Know thine enemy and all
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>>5929121
>Get online and start contributing to the gossip-and-rumor mill! Whether or not you like other people controlling the narrative about you, you are in a unique position to steer it.
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>>5929121

Also, can we get a general physical description of Carrie? I was thinking about costume ideas and things like hair and skin color (as well as general height and build) would be good to know
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>After your encounter with the hero and these revelations, it could help to do more research on the topic and help to prepare for further schemes.

Seeing the ability to willingly stretch your own arm out now, you wonder what else you might be capable of. And indeed you're able to extend your own height and maintain your body to this form, not indefinitely but that's more to do with still being in recoveries from your injuries yesterday. You feel confident that with time and practice you'd be able to manage the process without much effort at all and be able to sustain it however you need. A little giddy from these new discoveries about yourself, that you get carried away and smash into the ceiling when extending your height too much. Something to keep in mind though that you're only elongating your body, not increasing your size so the taller or longer you get, the thinner you also get as a result.

Making use of your superhuman power though serves as a reminder regarding others out there like yourself. Those potential enemies you could encounter if you commit to a life of villainy, such as the one you encountered yesterday. Realistically you should probably be paying as much mind to the authorities in general, since you imagine the Malton police force could prove just as serious a threat, but there's just something about concern for superheroes that stands out in your mind. Whether they be personally more dangerous, or simply it's the natural order of things as a supervillain yourself.

So you can do some research into the matter with your laptop, search results and the like about the various prominent "super" figures in your city. Not all of it is new information to you though, growing up with an interest in such things.

>Paragon, or Paragal as some refer to her - A beloved and public figure, the postergirl of superheroes around these parts. Definitely a superhuman with powers such as flight, strength, and more.
>Vanguard, obviously - A well-known but not very public figure who makes use of technological advancements, and doesn't appear to be superhuman.
>Pacer - Also a popular figure and frequently seen about town helping with more than just crime matters, thanks to his super speed. Another superhuman clearly.
>Entrancer - A bit of a contentious figure who ostensibly is a hero, but has performed some questionable and unpopular stunts with his mental powers. The third superhuman of the lot.
>Jetstream - The last of the heroes although that term may only apply loosely here, he also makes use of gadgets and tech but has a destructively reckless nature. Not superhuman.

As much as you care to research, you're not some investigator of course, but you get a pretty good understanding of the usual suspects you may have to contend with if you want to become a big time and proper "super"villain.
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There did seem to be some rumors and hints of an unknown sixth figure active in Malton and dealing with crimes, but it doesn't seem to be anything more than rumors. Overall though you must say you're disappointed with the style or utter lack thereof amongst these heroes. Only miss Paragon herself is the closest thing to a classic "superhero" you imagine and fantasized of growing up. And even then, she like the rest don't seem to bother with super identities (their names assigned to them by others or the media) or even super outfits, just dressing in purely functional attire for the "job" without any form. No grandness or heroic look, just plain practicality.

Compare with your effort to learn about supervillains or even just normal ones, and you turn up woefully little. Not that Malton doesn't have a history, like any decently sized city would, some famous old names like the Tormentor and Furystorm who had their own reigns of terror. But any big names like that or even just small time villains, your city has seemingly gone without them for decades now. Of course Malton is not without crime and even organized crime, but sadly none of the "super" variety it would seem. Indeed, the only relevant information you can find is on Lord Hellion who "retired" to some estate many hours away up in the mountains.

It's a bit intimidating to say the least, feeling such a weight on your shoulders to represent team supervillains on your lonesome. As much as you don't want to stand in anyone's shadow anymore, you'd hoped to have at least someone or ones you could learn from however you may need. A classic organization of villains to oppose these damned do-gooders! Ah, but if anyone is to do such a thing then it may have to be you. That is, if you motivate yourself enough to keep caring with time. Surely you didn't devote yourself to a prospective life of villainy just for the money, but it's still a nice benefit to all this.

Speaking of money, you've now got twenty-five grand hiding in your garage! Whether or not you treat yourself, you ought to look into spending it. Not like you can just deposit it to your bank account after all.

>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.
>Your outfit, you can't be a supervillain without one! Although based on the going style of others, should you reevaluate your idealized design?
>A supervillain's vehicle! You had the idea earlier, something like a mobile base of operations and now that may be possible!
>Steps towards a lair? Whether or not you can actually afford a whole place to yourself currently, you may be able to move out from living with your dad at least.
>Some advanced piece of tech or equipment? A bit of a wildcard option but maybe you could afford something out of the ordinary?
>A terrifying write-in?
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>>5929756
And to note that in this case these are presented choices but they aren't all mutually exclusive. You can prioritize what you'd want to obtain the most, and see how far the money gets you. In the case of several of them, go ahead and specify if you had anything particular in mind. Like equipment choice for example, that's a pretty broad category if you choose to prioritize it, so if there were things you wanted especially then do say so.

And indeed, some of these hearken back to earlier ideas on the topic you'd had before, so if you're of the same mindset you can lean on those of before.
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As to look, another reference from the original descriptive imaging effort >>5917474

Although it seems your appearance could change with time and at will, currently you are an auburn-haired young woman a bit above average, of height (5'6") and curvaceous physique. Little to no fitness to speak of yet, but you've had ideas and motivation towards changing that with time and effort.

How this may affect your outfit choice will depend upon you, and how much freedom you want with your power, or perhaps more accurately how much you want to rely on your power.
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>>5929755
>so the taller or longer you get, the thinner you also get as a result.
fantastic, changing our build like that was the next thing I wanted to try and it happens automatically

>>5929756
>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.

then put the rest towards
>A supervillain's vehicle! You had the idea earlier, something like a mobile base of operations and now that may be possible!
no more relying on the bus and friends
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>>5929796
Reminder though that if you maintain a distorted shape long enough, your body will adapt overtime to permanently adjust or "fill-out" to the shape. So if you elongated yourself to 10-feet tall for example, you would look very thin and distorted. But give it long enough and your body would grow to fit your natural build, so that you'd be 10-feet tall but proportionately normal, rather than looking like Slenderwoman
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>>5929801
How long is long enough?
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>>5929805
Probably a couple months or so, as long as it takes for flesh and bone to grow and fill out. Improvements to your natural traits may change this rate.
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>>5929813
Ok, that's fine, we should only be holding that form while villaining
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>Your outfit, you can't be a supervillain without one! Although based on the going style of others, should you reevaluate your idealized design?

Alright fellas we gotta come up with a costume design. Honestly, having drawn a straight up bikini, it seems a bit tacky. Anyone got any ideas?
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>>5929870
Lets get with the times and wear something tacticool
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>>5929889
Can you provide some references as to what you mean by this?
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>>5929755
>Vanguard, obviously - A well-known but not very public figure who makes use of technological advancements, and doesn't appear to be superhuman.
He might be the closest thing to Batman in town, and Batman is an intelligent man. Best to keep a close eye on him; he's the most likely to be able to figure out Stretch Goal's identity.

>>5929756
>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.
Some things to obtain or get started:
>Hit the books. Software engineering, obsec, cyber security, floor plans of various types, etc. This should be well rounded enough for digital crime, financial shenanigans, and occasional heists.
>Computer board and electronics equipment. She could learn to work with computer, boards, and circuits, which will help with her digital activities and thefts.
>Mold making equipment, preferably silicone resin oriented. She could use this to supplement her electronics equipment in case she needs a unique tool, as well as make molds of small shapes and tools to learn to shape herself for. She needs to leverage her malleability as much as possible and become a human Swiss army knife and lock picker's kit in one.
The apartment or small house will come later, and once it does, she can begin online shenanigans.

>>5929776
>>5929870
>>5929910
Some kind of skinsuit to cover her whole body would probably be better, either a dark gray or brown color to blend into the environment, or a tar color if she wants to give the impression that she isn't human to throw witnesses off; any of these colors would also help her pass off as some kind of pipe sludge when she "melts" herself. Skin and hair color alone would narrow her identity down more than people would generally believe, so it's important to cover as much surface area as possible. Some slits that only open from the inside could come in handy when she needs to carry something and absorb it in her body temporarily.
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>>5929756
>>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.
>Your outfit, you can't be a supervillain without one! Although based on the going style of others, should you reevaluate your idealized design?
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>>5929959
Something like this? I understand that a one tone suit is probably better for blending in, but I thought that adding at least a bit of color would be better. Also, I think an emblem on our chest would be cool- if anyone is better at graphic design than me I'd love to see one
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>>5929959
>>5929976
Just remember that your body may be elastic but your clothes aren't! Even the stretchiest commonly available material has limits which you already exceed, let alone if you continue to improve.
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>>5929984
That is a good point. Bros, I think this might be the one time the bikini is actually meta
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>>5929985
It isn't supposed to be a recommendation of a bikini by contrast, just simply that if you wear an outfit which is one entire "piece" like a bodysuit, you may find yourself restricted if you try to stretch to your limits. Normal clothes as just an example, there's a break between the top of the pants and the bottom of a shirt, allowing you to stretch as much as you possibly care to between the two. If you keep within relative limits however, then you should be able to get an outfit which is elastic enough to match you within that lessened range. A bikini may provide the greatest range of freedom to your movement, but do you absolutely have to have 100% movement freedom always?

Basically you can think of it like a balancing act, what sort of clothing/outfit you want versus how unrestricted you want (or need) to be. Same as with your power and a learning experience, it may be that overtime you go through iterations until you find a practical compromise.
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>>5929990

Alright, I think this is going to be my suggestion. We maintain a majority of our mobility without just sauntering about in a string bikini. I'd still be down to draw up some other ideas other anons might have, but I'm pretty happy with this. Also, I fixed the hair color
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>>5929756
>>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.
>>Your outfit, you can't be a supervillain without one! Although based on the going style of others, should you reevaluate your idealized design?
String bikini! It's what our powers are made for.
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>>5929756
>Your outfit, you can't be a supervillain without one! Although based on the going style of others, should you reevaluate your idealized design?

>>5929870
I like this
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>>5929910
>>5929959
>>5929976
>>5930002
jesus christ, I meant something like https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.b8pB652DpOWdVyApoyd3jwAAAA?rs=1&pid=ImgDetMain
you horny freaks
>He might be the closest thing to Batman in town, and Batman is an intelligent man. Best to keep a close eye on him; he's the most likely to be able to figure out Stretch Goal's identity.
We call ourselves stretch goal and our dad knows about our powers. The second we say our villain name in public our identity is outed.
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>>5930255
This creates the same issue though, where any clothing this protective will inevitably restrict the use of our powers
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>>5929976
I like the idea for this costume, feels like something out of a comic.
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>>5930274
Acceptable - we don't want to be showing those off. They're more of an emergency resort
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>>5930255
Bing user detected, opinion disregarded
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>>5929976
Her face and hair are exposed, but I like the mask. The rest of the suit is pretty good. If we have to vote on a picture specifically, this would be it. Keep a full elastic mask to cover her head. That does remind me, QM, how is her hair affected by her powers?

>>5929984
How much manual control does Carrie have on the surface of her body? Maybe the pouches could provide a way to suck the inner surface of her suit to her skin with a vacuum effect.

>>5930002
All someone has to do is see a birthmark or see Carrie in a bikini and she's caught. If control over her powers is a concern, maybe she could use elastic straps to wrap around her limbs and belly. They can elongate and compress along with her as she sees fit. The same could apply to the full skinsuit design if that's a good idea.
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>>5929756
>The essentials, basic equipment and things which will make your job easier when undertaking villainous capers.

A bikini is what best fits our power set. Don't be reflexively against something just because it's lewd or whatever.
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>>5930289
This is a pretty important consideration to be sure, how much you want to actually use and rely on your powers. You have them and you're not afraid of using them, but originally it had always been your intention to be a supervillain in your own right with your own identity >>5909482 , separate of having a superpower which you would use if you needed to, but not defined by it.

However that was before you became more familiar with, and realized that your abilities could be improved with time and effort. So same as the outfit, it's another balancing act of deciding how overshadowing your superpower is for you? Keep in mind at the very least, that the moment it is clearly known to the public that your body stretches, then your dad will obviously know the truth.

>>5930312
Hair, nails, and teeth are the parts of your body which your powers don't apply to.

As for manual control, none currently. If your Control trait gets higher then you may be able to, but if you specifically wanted it then you'd do better gaining a trait category like Shapeshifting or something, which is specifically geared towards being able to manipulate your own body rather than just stretching it.

>>5930383
>>5930255
If you're not comfortable, certainly Carrie may feel uncomfortable running about in a bikini, you could go for something a little more modest without sacrificing much mobility or movement freedom? Something like exercise wear, just a possibility.

>>5930383
>>5930312
>>5930283
>>5930255
>>5930201
>>5930036

It seems then to be a majority choice between two options, either something practical with as little clothing (as sensible) to give you free range of your powers, or something stylish like an iconic bodysuit out of a comic book.

On the one hand you can appreciate the benefit to your powers that skimpy attire would give you, especially if you really double down on making use of your power in your supervillainy. On the other hand though, most of your life you idolized the classic era and style that superheroes and villains used to have, and a major motivator for this whole endeavor to you, is emulating and really capturing what it truly means to be a supervillain; presentation. To be willing to sacrifice some of your ability potential, in exchange for having an iconic style.

There's a strong case either way, that you'll have to decide between.
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>>5930416
Go for skimpy but practical. If we appear often enough in high profile heists then our style becomes *the* iconic trend.
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>>5930416

The more covering stylish outfit is my vote.
>>5929976
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>>5930416
Bodyarmor or as close to it as possible
Powers are secret and a last resort, an ace in the hole
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>>5930416
I believe in practicality over style
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>>5930416
I believe I voted already but if this another one then it's for the minimum covering one.
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>>5930416
Get a bikini
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>>5929796
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>>5930383

>The essentials.
>Your outfit.

It'll be at least several days till you hope to have recovered from your injuries, which is bothersome since you've got work again come Monday as usual. After this week though you'll be starting as a manager so that's something to look forward... ah, not really. You'd dearly love to just quit and focus on your villain efforts full time, but even with this stolen prize money you don't feel it's enough where you could rely on it yet. There is at least all day today and tomorrow however where you can rest and recuperate from your caper.

And speaking of the money, you might as well start spending it!

"Oh man, some of these clothes... I'm gonna look so damn cool!"

Well you're smart enough to not just blow twenty-five grand worth in online shopping from your laptop, considering you're technically spending your own personal savings and merely offsetting that from the money in the garage, which you're smart enough at least to not just deposit it all right away. But you do get carried away perhaps on an e-shopping spree, buying anything and everything you think would be useful or you just feel like getting. Of primary importance is equipment and items that can help you out with your villain effort, so you're not just winging it every time. It's hard to imagine every possible thing you may need but there's some obvious basics like a lockpicking kit and guide how. Another thing more specific to your powers being a mold-making machine, a hobbyists version so that you could perhaps experiment with your abilities.

Of particular importance to you though is your outfit, your villainous attire that you will wear and people will come to know and fear you as! You have a whole range of ideas from a tactical outfit like the heroes wear, to something classic and iconic like supers of the past with a bodysuit. Of course this is only an initial effort, you order everything that comes to mind for what you may wear, so that you can try out every which thing available. Then once you've found a style you favor the most, you can seek out a tailor or some such to get personally fitted for a superior version of the outfit.
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Although ideally you would have had some sort of attire from material that is as elastic as your body is, without seeking out some sort of super science materials expert, you're unfortunately limited to what is commonly available to the public for purchase.

"Ugh... this computer stuff sounds hard. I know it would help a ton, but can I really manage on my own?"

A last factor of things to purchase, you have an idea towards obtaining computer-use materials and resources, since you know it would greatly benefit you as a villain for most any crime. The problem is you have very little experience or knowledge with such things, haven't gotten to go to college yet even, to try and learn for it. Not that you can't, you should at least be basically familiar with this stuff. You just wonder if it wouldn't be a better expense of your time and resources to find and rely on someone who is already an expert on this subject? Your friend Chris at least could help point you in that direction, as he is going to college for computer science stuff.

Well, you can otherwise order all of this and expect it all to arrive over the coming week. That'll give you ample time to recover by next weekend, as well as start familiarizing yourself with the equipment bit by bit, and assembling your villainous wardrobe. In the meantime though till you have everything to show for delivered and in your hands, you wonder what to do in the time till then besides.

>A minor caper couldn't hurt, to keep up your senses for it. Something not a lot of reward, for not a lot of risk.
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
>Speaking of personal things, now that you're more capable you wouldn't mind pursuing a little personal revenge in the meantime.
>Get in contact with Chris, see about this computer stuff and find out about his thoughts on... the new villain in town.
>By next weekend you want to undertake another serious caper, so you'll need to start planning and preparing for it already!
>A hostile write-in?
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>>5930636
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.

Also, I've come around to the idea of a more SWAT-style outfit to use while we try to keep our powers hidden from the general public. Plus, since our outfit is basically underwear anyway, we can just wear it under our outfit and shed the bulkier stuff when the need arises. Picrel is my idea, will ink and color digitally if/when I have time
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>>5930663
That is quite true, you're totally able to mix and match your various outfit ideas and clothes on the fly, since with practice you could probably swap between them in nearly a moment's notice.

Whether it be plain clothes or a tactical suit, your skimpy baseline villain outfit can be worn under most anything, and retained even after shedding everything else.
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>>5930636
>A hostile write-in?
>You need some fighting skill, go and see if there are any boxing gyms or self defense/combat schools nearby that you can purchase a membership to.
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>>5930636
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
Maintain the cover identity
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>>5930636
>>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
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>>5930635
Let's make sure not to spend all the money at once. The money is a hot rock and 25k being sent into credit all at once is going to look suspicious. It'll have to be spent as cash and deposited very gradually going forward.

>you order everything that comes to mind for what you may wear, so that you can try out every which thing available
Don't let her dad catch her picking up her orders by the way, and it'd be a good idea to make some modifications so the online orders don't get traced back to her.

>>5930636
Software engineering and electrical engineering are the general subjects she should look into iirc, with more focus on the former.

>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
It's best she gets used to balancing both of her "lives" early.
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>>5930636
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
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>>5930636
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
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>>5930636
>Get in contact with Chris, see about this computer stuff and find out about his thoughts on... the new villain in town.
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>>5930636
>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.
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>>5930663

>Focus on your personal life. You've been so invested in being a supervillain, but you don't want Carrie Cross forgotten to the world.

Maybe it's the success or the money, but given the time to recover you come to ponder your own living situation. Stretch Goals has managed to accomplish more in a couple weeks than Caroline Cross did in her whole life, and boldly so. It's a strange way how your superhuman nature serves to elevate your villainous persona, while to your true self it has only ever been a burden. Always afraid of yourself, always disgusted with yourself, you were the reason why mom left and that didn't help either. From your villainous triumphs though you've started having different feelings on the matter, about yourself. At least not uncomfortable in your own skin, and wondering what you might be able to do with your own life now that you're feeling less and less worried about your superhuman condition and identity.

If you could help it or do something about it, you'd rather not end up like one of those superheroes or villains whose super-identity becomes their only identity and there is nothing to their life besides. Before it wasn't much more than wake up, go to work, come home, spend the evening in your room or with dad, and repeat the next day. Occasionally meetups with your two friends mixed in here and there. Now though with a little drive and a little money...

"Well having a car would help, but I didn't think there was so much going on around here! It's almost like Malton is a city or something..."

You got your job in the first place, coming out of high school so that you could start saving towards college. Well maybe with this extra money you've gotten now, you could finally set about doing that? If nothing else it would give you a good chance and excuse to move out to your own place, as well as start trying to educate yourself about computer and programming use? Plus you might actually be able to have a social life for the first time, that could be nice.

Aside of considering that though, you start looking into things you might do in your area. Just whatever you can think of really or catches your interest, out of curiosity. Same as with doing research earlier about potential target events for crime in your city, once again you learn things you never really consider about your local area. Things that you kind of wish you knew before and made use of, but then you're sure there wouldn't have been much point since you would never have had the courage to make the first step. Although you are already pressed for time in your life otherwise between your job and villainous focus, in what free time you can manage you'd certainly like to try doing some things on the side.

Give Carrie Cross a chance to grow, as much as Stretch Goals is getting.
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>Devote yourself to work. You're going to be a manager now, and feel like you can approach your job in a whole new light. It's not much but there's nothing wrong making the most of it.
>Volunteering. Give something back to the world, as you had experience with doing before. It doesn't make up for your villainous acts, but you'd like to contribute to the betterment of your city.
>College. Time to take that next big step in your life, and get yourself a higher education! Although it could prove difficult, not to mention time demands, it would make for a huge change in your life.
>Business. With what's left of the money you stole, perhaps you could go into business for yourself? Besides a chance for some personal growth and experience, it could tangentially help your villain effort.
>Hobby. There's plenty of clubs and interest groups around for all sorts of things it seems. You could choose some hobby or skillset, like martial arts, and befriend like-minded people while learning.
>Travel. Well, you always had ideas of travel! How practical it is, regarding your available money and probably having to quit your job... but there's nothing saying you have to stay confined to Malton.
>A cutthroat write-in?
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>>5931343
>College. Time to take that next big step in your life, and get yourself a higher education! Although it could prove difficult, not to mention time demands, it would make for a huge change in your life.
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>>5931343
>Hobby. There's plenty of clubs and interest groups around for all sorts of things it seems. You could choose some hobby or skillset, like martial arts, and befriend like-minded people while learning.
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>>5931343

>Business. With what's left of the money you stole, perhaps you could go into business for yourself? Besides a chance for some personal growth and experience, it could tangentially help your villain effort.

We gotta launder all of our crime money somehow. Plus, this way we have a nice, respectable business to point to whenever our dad asks what we're up to
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>>5931343
>Devote yourself to work. You're going to be a manager now, and feel like you can approach your job in a whole new light. It's not much but there's nothing wrong making the most of it.
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>>5931343
>Business. With what's left of the money you stole, perhaps you could go into business for yourself? Besides a chance for some personal growth and experience, it could tangentially help your villain effort
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>>5931343
>College. Time to take that next big step in your life, and get yourself a higher education! Although it could prove difficult, not to mention time demands, it would make for a huge change in your life.
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>>5931343
>>College. Time to take that next big step in your life, and get yourself a higher education! Although it could prove difficult, not to mention time demands, it would make for a huge change in your life.
>>Business. With what's left of the money you stole, perhaps you could go into business for yourself? Besides a chance for some personal growth and experience, it could tangentially help your villain effort
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>>5931343
>Business. With what's left of the money you stole, perhaps you could go into business for yourself? Besides a chance for some personal growth and experience, it could tangentially help your villain effort.
If we have some kind of profitable trade, this. Otherwise,
>College. Time to take that next big step in your life, and get yourself a higher education! Although it could prove difficult, not to mention time demands, it would make for a huge change in your life.
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>>5932002
Looks to be a majority tie then between College and Business? Will give it a chance for anyone to press their case or change their vote, or for anyone else to weigh in. Otherwise I can roll to decide.

Though you could attempt both, as busy as your schedule already is you would have a hard time succeeding at both. For what it's worth, some possible pros and cons to consider for both;

>College - get to move out, live independent, meet new people/friends and make connections, educate yourself in chosen skills
>Business - potentially gain a source of income, have a way of laundering money, have a business front and alibi, get to operate from wherever you want

although as expected, both would be a major occupation of your time, and variable drains of your savings (unless your business succeeds), as well as an increased risk of people learning the truth about you.
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>>5932152
Do college and keep our money in a trust fund
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>>5932152
I’d rather focus on our existing job, but if it’s a runoff between those two I pick business
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>>5932152
>College
We learn and we don't have to worry about dad finding out so much.
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>>5932152
College
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Looks like a majority for going off to college then. Although you can't just walk in this late to the academic semester, so you couldn't expect to start officially at least until summer, but in the meantime you can make your hopeful application and already start looking for a place to live and familiarize yourself with the UTM campus. Lord knows once Kelly and Chris find out you'll be a student as well, they'll be eager to give you the tour of the place and show you the ropes.

Speaking of the meantime then, while you might not be able to start a business yourself, you can at least focus on putting an honest effort to your current job. Until you either maintain a better income from villainous efforts, or when you begin classes at the latest. Now that you have something of a light at the end of the tunnel, you don't have as much a problem going to work and doing the job. Plus it will help to have the extra savings, any that you can for when you're living independently.

Living on your own, away from home and separate of your dad... you haven't thought of how to break that news yet. You know he'll be happy for you and support you however he can, but it's still going to be a difficult transition you expect, for both of you. At the very least though you can wait for all that, till you know if you're accepted as a student or not.

With these decisions made then you can set your mind to your normal life, and make it through the workweek with some effort to eagerness. To be a manager, the difference in your job role is at least a refreshing change and something you could get used to for a few months at least. Otherwise you can make it to the weekend without much issue or aggravation.

"Here it is dad, you want to see? My registration, you know... the superhuman thing?"

"Oh, I sure do want to see... look at that! Do you have the rest of the paperwork? I'll keep it all in the filing cabinet."

By the time you clock out of work on Friday, you've gotten the forged super-registration documents from that guy Marv, which comes as a relief to your dad of course. But at varying days through the week you were able to collect the different shipments of things you ordered online. Be it equipment to help with your villainy, or different articles of clothing for your villain outfit. Either way, by Friday you have everything you wanted and bought.

As well as being fully recovered from your past injuries, you're now readier than ever to get out there again and pick up from where you villainously left off.

>Something big! You won't settle for a caper less than your previous one, at the food festival.
>Something middling. Knowing more about heroes in Malton has left you a little scared, so you don't want to attract too much attention.
>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.
>An obscene write-in?
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>>5932365
>Something middling. Knowing more about heroes in Malton has left you a little scared, so you don't want to attract too much attention.
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>>5932365
>Something big! You won't settle for a caper less than your previous one, at the food festival.
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>>5932365
>Something middling. Knowing more about heroes in Malton has left you a little scared, so you don't want to attract too much attention.
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>>5932365
>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.
the best time for revenge is right before we leave forever for college
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>>5932365
>Something middling. Knowing more about heroes in Malton has left you a little scared, so you don't want to attract too much attention.
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>>5932365
>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.
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>>5932365
>>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.
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>>5932391
Changing to
>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.
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>Something personal. Heroes and financial gains aside, there's a few loose ends you'd like to see dealt with now that you have the power to.

After your triumph at the food festival you've been eager to get out there again and cause more trouble. Pondering what you might get up to, to inflict more fear upon the city so they come to remember your name! With this advent of considering college now though, you wonder if you might not tie up some loose ends before you move out in a few months and become independent. Given that time ahead still this may be a little premature, but you've brooded over this and had dark fantasies for some time now.

Perhaps a normal person, a pushover would just let it go. Continue on with their life and chalk it up to the way of the world. But you aren't a pushover, not anymore... you think? You have the ability to do something, and what's the point to being a supervillain if you can't get satisfaction out of it? So yes, with that in mind and considering everything else, you'd appreciate the chance to settle some old scores before you progress further into this life of villainy.

"I wonder... how many of them I could find on Bacefook? It's not that easy... is it?"

For many of the persons on your list of nemeses you can find out about online pretty easily. Others you already know enough about to find without extra effort needed. Only a couple are unknown to you but you feel confident that you could learn about and otherwise locate them with a little time and effort, which you're more than willing to make. Thinking over each of these people is a bit of a sore point for you to varying degrees, and though you'd never much more than imagined some sort of revenge against any of them, now that you actually are considering it and it has become possible... the injustices seem to bubble back up to the surface, strengthening your resolve to act.
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Among those you consider;

>Chelsea, your high school bully. Though your school life was pretty miserable all around, she was the ringleader and supported by her boyfriend Mike who is also a person of negative interest.
>Anthony, the guy who stood you up for prom. Not that you wanted to go but Kelly set it all up for you, only for him to no-show you... now that's a sore memory.
>Mr. Mason, your psych teacher. Admittedly he did help you a lot through that time, but he got... inappropriate with you, and in hindsight you accept how messed up it was.
>Travis, your would-be guy. Much more recent, a co-worker you were interested in but instead he went out with another co-worker, Millie. Upsetting as a first, failed attempt to step out of your shell for once.
>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner. This one isn't personal, but it does affect you. Back in the day your dad got scammed out of the business while his partner got rich, and he still has the gall to hold debts over your dad's head.
>...Mom? You're not seriously considering this, of course not... but she did wrong by you and your father, and personally she's the only other person who knows about your superhuman nature, which could complicate things.

All in all, some unpleasant loose ends... though who you choose, if anyone, and perhaps more importantly how you want to deal with them? You're not about to go murder anyone... you think, but it would give you a lot of satisfaction and peace to beat the tar out of any of these people. Would that really be worth the effort though, when maybe you could come up with something more appropriate? Or at least justified, a more lasting revenge. There is also the problem of whether any of them come to recognize you, and the risk of using your powers because of this.

Despite all the risks though, you must admit it's already getting to you just thinking about this, these people. Getting back at them seems better and better the longer you dwell on it.

>A villainous write-in?
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>>5933264
>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner. This one isn't personal, but it does affect you. Back in the day your dad got scammed out of the business while his partner got rich, and he still has the gall to hold debts over your dad's head.

He seems like the worst person on this list, and we can take money from him.
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>>5933264
>Chelsea, your high school bully. Though your school life was pretty miserable all around, she was the ringleader and supported by her boyfriend Mike who is also a person of negative interest.
It's personal!
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>>5933264
>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner. This one isn't personal, but it does affect you. Back in the day your dad got scammed out of the business while his partner got rich, and he still has the gall to hold debts over your dad's head.

But mr Mason also needs to be taught a lesson at some point
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>>5933264
>>Mr. Mason, your psych teacher. Admittedly he did help you a lot through that time, but he got... inappropriate with you, and in hindsight you accept how messed up it was.
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>>5933264
>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner. This one isn't personal, but it does affect you. Back in the day your dad got scammed out of the business while his partner got rich, and he still has the gall to hold debts over your dad's head.
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>>5933264
>>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner. This one isn't personal, but it does affect you. Back in the day your dad got scammed out of the business while his partner got rich, and he still has the gall to hold debts over your dad's head.
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Hey all, got a busy day today, will be posting but not till later.
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>Mr. Kovacs, your dad's business partner.

Although you'd like to pay a visit to everyone on your list, there's definitely some more than others. And while you might be able to overlook an injustice to yourself, you cannot forgive an injustice to your father. And in this case it's quite the injustice for some years now, Leonard Kovacs. Time was your dad and him were business partners, nothing amazing just a small company making accounting software, something like that. In the early days of the recent boom in growth of Malton however, they drew the interest of a major corporation looking to relocate. In a scummy roundabout way, Kovacs caused the company to be undervalued and blamed your dad for it, only to secure himself a cushy side of the acquisition. Bad enough but even years later he continues to lean on your dad for the undervalued difference debt. Basically a way to always ensure that if your dad should ever get a break or come up with some valuable idea, he'll have Leonard's hand in his pocket.

At least, that's about as much as you know. Understandably it is a sore topic for your dad and he doesn't like talking about it, only when he's had some drinks does he rant and rave.

Well for his sake you'd like to see this matter solved, and justly so. Under normal circumstances you'd hope to find some legal or fair way of making things right, but now that you're the greatest supervillain that Malton has ever seen? No, you want to deal out some punishment, get some revenge. Make the bastard hurt for crossing your dad, and you certainly have the resolve for that!

"...won't he just know it's me though? Or, how would I even get him to do... whatever it is, that I want?"

Though your heart is in this, your enthusiasm carries you about as far as thoughts start constructing barriers. Exactly what you want to do to the guy, you're not totally sure yet. More importantly though, how would you go about doing it? Do you want to threaten him for money, hope that he has some shady business behind the scenes and expose him, beat him to a pulp in revenge, or something else?

While you can assume that he may not recognize you, last time you even saw him was years ago, how would you go about getting him off your dad's back without making the truth obvious? A bit of a challenge you admit, in dealing with these personal matters and loose ends. At the very least though, everything you need to know about the guy... you can probably learn enough from dad, and anything else necessary online.

Before you fully make up your mind, you can at least decide where you'd want to confront him.
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>At his place of work. Obviously not just during the day, but he probably still has an office downtown. Not to mention his professional details.
>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.
>Someplace else, or in between? Easier to catch him out of his element if he's not someplace familiar, also less potential risk for you.
>A ghastly write-in?

Besides this, any specification towards what sort of revenge you're after, and how, will help your effort.
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>>5934150
>>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.
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>>5934149
>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.
We never did burn down that house
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>>5934150
>At his place of work. Obviously not just during the day, but he probably still has an office downtown. Not to mention his professional details
Steal his money
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>>5934150
>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.
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>>5934150
>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.

We break his legs then we rob him..
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>At his home. If you can find his place of work then you can find where he lives, in order to do things more privately.

To find and confront this guy, the place of least risk you think would be his home. Or at least less risk than going to his workplace, where there's bound to be other people and probably security guards and who knows what else? Plus being in downtown means being closer to any heroes nearby there. Part of you finds that possibility appealing, the villainous side. The more sensible side recognizes that you'd be better off confronting such a threat on a serious caper.

No, for this personal matter it's better to keep things simple. So you set about the slow effort of tracking down Mr. Kovacs and figure out everything you need before you finally act.

"Please Carol, you know I don't-"

"-no I know, I know. I was just wondering... I mean, does he still work? After... everything."

It's not too difficult to get some basic info from dad, enough at least that you know where to start and without seeming suspicious for it. As you may have suspected, a fancy office in one of the highrises downtown. From there you can take time after work for several days stalking and observing both his place of work and particularly the parking deck. Checking for cameras, guards and anyone who might notice, and then one day sneaking up to use your powers to reach an arm through a door crack to unlock the car from within... setting off the alarm in the process, but who's to notice or care every time a car alarm blares for awhile in a parking deck?

The riskier part is hiding yourself inside his car, timing it shortly before he leaves, so that he can (eventually) drive home and give you everything you need. It does occur to you along the way, inhumanly contorted away under the paneling of his trunk, that something like this would be much easier with cameras and tracking sensors of your own... something to consider in the future. Otherwise, the only other difficulty is the car alarm going off again when you leave the car. But you'd already checked and given it plenty of time for him to have returned home, parked and gone inside, so that by the time he bothers to check what's going on you've already cleared it through the hedges.

"Nice place Lenny... I'd love to know how you sleep at night- erm, that came out weird."

So then, now you know where he lives. Turning on your new phone for a moment to check on a map app, and find exactly where you are in order to return. One of the nice upscale subdivisions in Southend, compared to where you and your dad live. How very much you'd love to just burn his house to the ground, though you may yet still but first you want to make sure you do this properly. Spend some more time at least to learn what you can of his house and the neighborhood before you strike, and personally.
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Only question is then, how and when do you want to make your move?

>Direct and showily, as a supervillain should! With your evil identity you need not worry about being recognized!
>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.
>Malicious and vindictive, you have one goal and you'll go for the throat when it comes to this bastard.
>A terrifying write-in?

As well, go ahead and make a 1d100 roll for the effort! Anything you care to specify that you want to do or how you want to do it, feel free to detail.
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>>5935089
>>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>5935089
>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.

We want to make sure we're wearing a costume that completely obscures our identity. Ideally, we want to draw as little of a connection between our villain persona and our civilian identity as possible, at least for now
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>5935089
>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.
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>>5935089
>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.
Let's see if we can get some dirt on this guy from his study.

>>5935134
Agreed. I don't think a direct confrontation is a good idea.
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>>5935089
>Malicious and vindictive, you have one goal and you'll go for the throat when it comes to this bastard.
funeral pyre him
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>5935089
>>Malicious and vindictive, you have one goal and you'll go for the throat when it comes to this bastard.
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>>5935089
>>Malicious and vindictive, you have one goal and you'll go for the throat when it comes to this bastard

We a villain, no reason to not go for the throat.
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>>5935089
>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive. To get what you want, plus a little revenge.
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>99
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>Quiet and careful, this time you'll be more like a burglar with a personal motive.
>99

As much as you'd personally like to be malicious about this (and maybe you still will be), you at least want to do this carefully and sensibly. After this effort is just to satisfy a personal grudge, no point drawing the authorities for something as small time as this. Leave that to the grand evil schemes!

Though this will nevertheless serve as some good practice, the first time you're doing an outing in villainous attire.

"Oh man, I look so... flippin' cool! How can all everyone else do this for like fifty years and not look as good as me? I really am the best supervillain of all time..."

Whether it be your skimpy sportswear, the stylish bodysuit, or the more tactical outfit, you admire yourself in your bathroom mirror for admittedly way too long in trying to decide what's best for now. The important thing is you have options, and already your mind is racing with all the possibilities and outcomes when you start becoming a real known menace in the city. For now though, this "job" is all about secrecy. Not that you'd expect Mr. Kovacs to recognize you even if you walked up to him with no disguise at all, but there's nevertheless the liability of you somehow being found out or worse, this coming back to your dad.

So for this instance you settle on the bodysuit, but opt for the motorcycle helmet from the tactical outfit. The best bet for concealing your identity while remaining able to be stealthy and quiet. All there is now then, is undertake this little vendetta of yours...

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Wait till nightfall of course, travel within a reasonable distance with a ride app, and then walk the rest of the way. Ever since hitching a hidden ride in his car to his house, you spend the last couple days scoping out the neighborhood and finding a good way in and out to avoid the entry gates. A short trek the long way around, through a patch of woods to hop a wall to an unoccupied house, and from there it's just skulking through the neighborhood to avoid notice. Even easier at night.

As for Kovacs's house, you already watched from a distance for any (clearly) visible security cameras, and other things like proximity sensor lights. Only now while you're taking off your plain clothes to stow in your backpack you'll be leaving out here, stripping to the bodysuit underneath, does it occur to you that getting something like a BB-gun might be useful. Specifically for dealing with cameras and sensors, and such. Still though, you watched and tested for the best approach, finally putting on the helmet and leaving your bag stowed in the hedges before making your approach. Sneaking hastily to the side of the house opposite of the garage, where there's no automatic lights.
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After that, it's not too much trouble to leave the helmet by a rear window there, and then stretch yourself up to reach the rooftop and make for a chimney. It's not ideal since you get dirty in the process of dropping down the chimney, but you'd rather just avoid any risk of alarmed doors altogether when you so easily can. Then once inside, opening that same window from within and retrieving the helmet.

"Wow... this actually is a nice place. Me and dad ought to be here, not that dump we've been in ever since..."

On cushioned soles and without any loose clothing, you slink about the sizeable luxury home without making much sound at all. Like a shadow moving through that fancy abode, a jealous and elastic shadow with villainous intent. For awhile even you get lost in just wandering about and having yourself a tour of the place in the dark, muttering in envious contempt under your breath. Eventually though you do find your way to what must be Kovacs's office or study, a stately little library with leather chairs and a desk with a computer. The guy even has a big portrait of his family on the wall above the fireplace... oh, so he has two kids. Who you assumed to be his wife, you already saw while observing the place but now you get the full picture, in both senses.

"Ah damn, those computer skills would really come in handy right now-"

"-are you in there Maria? What are you doing up so late?"

Your focus had been on the computer, so that when you hear an approaching voice you bang into the desk startled. Till now you'd been navigating the house carefully with just a pocket flashlight, but the blue-white illumination from the large computer screen (different from the orange glow of the low fire) might be noticeable in the dark house to anyone outside the office. You recognize the voice though as Leonard's himself, probably believing his young daughter to be up late and messing around in his study, coming to investigate.

By instinctive panic, your immediate response is to hide underneath the desk. However it quickly occurs to you that this is about the best possibility you could have hoped for; to be able to sneak into Kovacs's house otherwise undetected, to be able to encounter him alone and here of all places, and unprepared at that. Maybe you don't want to strike a pose upon his desk for when he enters, displaying your villainous presence, but certainly you could target him however you want once he enters in a few moments.

>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?
>Position yourself to encounter him, see if you can't resolve this with words... but ready to attack if you need to.
>Fly straight to violence! Whatever you intend to do, will happen after you've beaten him to submission.
>Actually... you will strike a pose! Be there standing or sitting, awaiting your prey with villainous intent!
>A devilish write-in?
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>>5936066

>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?

Neither he nor his bank account will ever know what hit him
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>>5936072
>>5936066
And of course depending on your choice, if you have a particular way you want to break the ice with him or otherwise interact, you can specify.
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>>5936066
>Fly straight to violence! Whatever you intend to do, will happen after you've beaten him to submission.
pow pow
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>>5936066
>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?
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>>5936066
>>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?
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>>5936066
>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?
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Hey all, another busy day but will try to post in awhile now.
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Apologies for the delay, it took a lot longer than expected for the opportunity to post

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>Continue to hide, wait until he's close enough to make a surprise move against, or perhaps he'll just leave?

Well it seems in this case your panic, or your fear is the deciding factor as you keep to your hiding place beneath the desk. Perhaps you'd just prefer that the man end up missing you completely and just leave, however if you gain a benefit by hiding until you have the upper hand then you will take it. So you keep yourself huddled underneath when you hear the office doors open and know that Kovacs is sure to be suspicious from the sight of your snooping about and messing with his computer. Though he couldn't expect a trespasser, he does approach with confusion by the sound of things, as if checking about the room first in case one of his kids had been in here as he expected.

Oh jeez... don't see me don't see me don't look down...

Already it was tense when you were hiding and he merely was in the same room, but when the guy actually makes his way around to the desk finally to check on his computer, you could reach out and grab him normally. It's only fortunate that he remains standing for if he sat down in the chair and rolled up to the desk he would probably hit you. You try to remain as quiet and still as possible, even breathing low with the helmet on. When he gets this close though it occurs to you that you're not going to get a better chance to make your move, and very nearly do so until you hear the keyboard being used. Is he logging in to see if anything has been done? Whatever the case you give it until he stops typing and it sounds like he's using the mouse, before acting.

"-aaghhey! What're-"

In a rapid action you reach your hands for both his ankles to grab and pull. Though you don't just drag him down to the floor, you cause him to fall when he stumbles back in alarm at being surprise grabbed by someone. At that you clamor out from under the desk and get into a tussle on the floor with the man, trying to gain the upper hand however you can. Although Kovacs is an older fellow, he's still a grown man while you're a young woman so you quickly find that in sheer strength, even if he isn't some tough guy he's still stronger than you. You're only elastic after all, you don't have supernatural strength or anything like that... yet. Maybe in time if you kept with with building muscle and fitness you could contend, but for now you're at a disadvantage in this regard.
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But only this regard, since there really isn't anything he can do to hurt or stop you. However he may hit or punch or try and harm you in any way, proves ineffective when your elastic toughness practically negates most strikes. You also try to avoid using your powers if you can, but obviously you can't prevent your own body from being grabbed and pulled to stretching as you both try and wrestle for some control. The result is a very uncoordinated and messy affair, neither one of you experienced or knowledgeable fighters, but Kovacs's will to fight turns to confusion and fear when eventually... he grabs you by the head, maybe trying to remove the helmet, and ends up pulling and stretching your head around by the neck in an unnatural way.

"-uagh!" he exclaims in shock.

"Hiii-yah!" you respond just as quickly, rearing your head back once he lets go and slamming it into his with a helmeted headbutt.

And if that doesn't take the fight out of him, the realization that you aren't... normal, is enough for him to surrender. Backing up against the wall shelves to get away from you, he's left with nowhere to go as you approach and kneel against him. Clutching at his nose and bleeding down his nightwear compared with your stylish disguise outfit, which performed quite well so far in this endeavor.

"-please... what are you- I'll give you whatever you want..."

In a way you're a little disappointed that he didn't put up more of a fight, that you didn't get to hurt him more. Although the uncoordinated struggle was stressful and frightening to you, what success you did manage was immensely satisfying, especially to draw blood. That he gave up the fight when he realized you aren't a normal person is to be expected, but if only you'd managed to triumph over him without that. It's a shame you can't just make clear who you are and why you are doing this, how cathartic that may be. But for now you'll settle for his surrender, you can always hurt him more later if you wish. Staring down at him through the tinted visor of your helmet, you certainly feel that desire from imagining all the trouble and upset over the years he's put your dad through.

The biggest benefit you are thankful for though, is that he isn't and wasn't screaming out for help or his family. The scuffle on the floor made a mess of things but it wasn't loud enough to wake anyone else... at least as far as you're aware, unless anyone is hiding outside the study. But it gives you the chance to deal with Kovacs personally and however you wish, without outside attention.

>A villainous write-in?
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>>5937275
In this case you can specify however you personally want to respond to him, if you have anything particular you'd like to say, as well of course what you actually want to do or what you want from him.

Whether you continue to just beat him until satisfaction, try to demand something of him, or whatever else you see fit.
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>>5937275

"I want money. Unmarked bills, every penny you have. I'll be following you and, if you try anything... you won't like what happens. You better pray the amount you have in cash is enough."
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>>5937275
Kill him and make it look like a robbery gone wrong
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>>5937275
Beat him and take all his money. Threaten to kill him next time if he dares to report this robbery.
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>>5937278
>say nothing actually we dont have anyway to hide our voice
>beat him unconscious or find someway tie him up
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>>5937613
This and take all his money too
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Seemed about a tie between speaking and not speaking, but you don't otherwise have a way of communicating your demands to him.

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>>5937575
>>5937375
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>>5937823

Kneeling against the beaten man, you had a decent idea of what you wanted going into this situation but that was before you had the power you have now. The sight of his bloody face, as red as your thoughts turn and send your mind to dark places. Ideas of making him much more bloody to the point where his own family won't recognize him, the need to have a new portrait made when he recovers from what you do to him... if he recovers. A good start for revenge, for what he did to your dad.

"-ough..."

At the same time you feel a little queasy for such unnatural thoughts, as the stress from the fight starts to subside. An evil supervillain, of course! To have the world in your clutches is your stretch goal. You'd never really thought as far as killing a person along the way to such goals however, and are at least a little perturbed by how easy it feels like you could, at least with Kovacs here. Best not to lose yourself now, at the worst moment so to banish the conflict boiling within, you rear your head back for another helmeted headbutt to your victim. Though he had been clutching at his face from the previous blow, to cushion some of this second impact, you get the point across you feel.

Albeit with some hesitation for speaking with your voice, realizing some sort of voice modulator would be a good investment, but you highly doubt he would be able to recognize you even if he heard you again partly for the muffling effect of the helmet.

"I want money. Unmarked bills, every penny you have. I'll be following you and, if you try anything... you won't like what happens. You better pray the amount you have in cash is enough."

"-r-right here right now I have... in here..."

A bit stunned and more bloody from your retribution, but in hopes of avoiding further harm he gestures to the side along the wall shelves. Easing off kneeling atop him, you keep a grip of his shirt as he crawls along and opens one of the low cabinets to reveal a safe. Some struggle in his condition to get it open but eventually the contents are revealed as you shove him aside to grab everything that you can. A bit of a haphazard effort as you try to think of what to do and end up just shoving what you can down inside your bodysuit. Not everything is immediately or obviously valuable to you so you prioritize whatever is clearly worthwhile, cash being the natural focus.
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And though Kovacs is visibly upset by this robbery, he smartly doesn't resist you further and continues to follow your bidding as you drag him back to his chair and find some curtain rope to try and tie him to the desk chair with. Around the chest and around the ankles, he wouldn't need help to free himself but it should be sufficient to keep him until you can vacate the property. And if that wasn't enough, now that he's tied up you can really give him a beating.

"-please, I gave you everything in-"

"-shut it!"

Again, you're not that strong and don't know how to fight but given a few minutes to wallop him, even you can leave him in a sorry state. It gets to be quite emotional for you actually, that you get a little carried away. How cathartic it is to see him badly battered and bloody, barely conscious from your furious beating.

You're left breathing heavy for the effort yet excited, and how dearly you wish you could just reveal the truth of everything to him. Let him know who you are and why this is happening to really enforce the justice of the situation, but you're smart enough to just barely keep yourself in check.

"-and if you think about reporting this... next time I won't leave you alive."

Excited yes, satisfied. This feeling of power, of triumph. All the better since it's actually righteous. Maybe this is only a robbery in a sense, but it's worth so much more even if the full retribution, the reason for all this is made clear to him. It's about as good a start as you could hope for, and you could always revisit later... for now though, unless you had any further revenge to seek, you think you could take your leave and victoriously so.

>This will suffice... for now. If nothing else, Kovacs will have something to think about for a long time to come.
>Steal anything extra, his computer perhaps? To get away with anything extra though you'll probably need to do something like steal his car, which could complicate things.
>Pay his wife a visit before you leave, see if you can't get something from her as well.
>Get a nice little fire going for his big fancy house... make sure his family are awake though, so they have the chance to escape.
>...kill him? You're in such an emotional state that you could, and there isn't a more deserving scumbag you know... but it's not something you can just shrug off after.
>A harrowing write-in?
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>>5937854
>Get a nice little fire going for his big fancy house... make sure his family are awake though, so they have the chance to escape.
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>>5937854
>Get a nice little fire going for his big fancy house... make sure his family are awake though, so they have the chance to escape.
Or leave him tied up and them sleeping :)
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>>5937854
>This will suffice... for now. If nothing else, Kovacs will have something to think about for a long time to come.

I dont think we've tripped any alarms or anything, but still its a bad idea to stick around at the scene of a crime. We should get a move on.
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>>5937854
>>This will suffice... for now. If nothing else, Kovacs will have something to think about for a long time to come
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>>5937854
>>This will suffice... for now. If nothing else, Kovacs will have something to think about for a long time to come.
Arson would cause way too many issues
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Seems like a slight majority for

>>5938194
>>5937920
>>5937900
>>5937871
>>5937861

>This will suffice... for now. If nothing else, Kovacs will have something to think about for a long time to come

Spurred on by this emotional high of your vengeful success, part of you wants to keep going further and see how much you can get away with. The longer you remain however, the more that paranoia becomes pressing in your mind. You've done well but couldn't something go wrong, shouldn't something? Each second is another chance for mistake so best to quit while you're ahead, something like that. The fact that you actually got some value out of this little vendetta mission is all the more reason to consider the risk, eventually to where a period of quiet in the room of only the heavy breathing between you and Kovacs and the low crackle of the fire, prompts you to call it here.

For now, at least.

Though leaving him beaten and tied to the chair, on the way out of the office you stop by the fireplace and consider for some moments what you might leave in your wake here. A thought to this big fancy house on fire and burned to the ground, if it weren't for the guy's family you probably would go through with it. Blinking against the fiery gleam to your helmet visor, you fasten up your bodysuit again with the stolen valuables uncomfortably strewn beneath and make your leave.

Quietly back through the house to that same opened window, slinking outside once more and hurrying across the property back to the hedges where you stashed your bag. One last look to the big fancy house and again imagining it on fire, before making your escape. Skulking back through the neighborhood trying to avoid any possible notice, till you reach the backyard of the vacant house by the outer wall of the subdivision. While getting your plain clothes out of your bag and putting them back on, you do happen to hear the sound of police sirens approaching and traveling through the neighborhood.

But you're already hopping the wall out of here by the time they're probably reaching the house.

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It's very late, into early morning by the time you get back home. Having left your bedroom window unlocked so that you can sneakily stretch-climb up to the roof and get in that way without dad having noticed anything. Followed by excited pacing about your room, now that you're safely home and able to gleefully reflect on your little vengeful caper. Jumping onto your bed and apt to scream into a pillow in giddy triumph, before you stop yourself when noticing the blood on the gloves of your suit by the light of your bedside lamp.

"Ugh... how am I gonna get this clean? Can't just put it in the wash..."

Hastening to the bathroom you scramble to get out of your clothes and see the blood on their inside, from being worn over your bodysuit which must have had a decent spattering of Kovacs (mostly) dried blood across it. The helmet as well of course, but the gloves are the worst as you frantically try to wash them clean in the sink... looking to your reflection and appearing quite manic after all that transpired tonight. Wondering what to do about this potential mess, you struggle to free yourself from the tight bodysuit until you remember to just use your elastic powers to slide free. In the process much of the stolen valuables falling loose to the bathroom floor.

That's right, you didn't just deliver a righteous beating to Kovacs, you robbed him of his hidden safe! For a moment at least, the bloody clothes can wait as you drop to the floor and gather up everything you can as well as checking inside the bodysuit for the rest, wondering what to do with the spoils of your caper.

>Hide the clothes and the valuables, you can deal with them later. You're more interested to see what transpired at the scene of the crime.
>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.
>Along with what you have leftover from the food festival prize, take account of how much you have now in ill-gotten gains.
>Tell dad? You're practically desperate to confess to someone what you've done, and on the matter of Kovacs he really ought to know!
>A woeful write-in?
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>>5938365
As well as your choice, because of your success with this endeavor, you can also take two efforts. The first being, a 1d100 roll to see how much value you actually stole from Kovacs. And the second, similar as earlier you're realizing ever more potential and personal growth in regards to your capabilities;

>Elasticity (0/5) - How stretchy your body is and how much you can distort yourself, as well as how well you return to form.
>Endurance (0/5) - How resilient your body is, both in terms of stretching amount/limit, and harm in general.
>Composition (0/5) - The nature of your elastic body's composition, either how fluid or rigid your physical form is.
>Control (2/5) - The range of motion and control you have over your own body and elasticity.
>???

thanks to your efforts, both positive and negative, you can go ahead and assign another point to one of the categories thereby improving it. Or potentially expand to a new category you think would be appropriate/relevant and useful.
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>5938365
>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.

>>5938366
Elasticity
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>>5938366

>???

>thanks to your efforts, both positive and negative, you can go ahead and assign another point to one of the categories thereby improving it. Or potentially expand to a new category you think would be appropriate/relevant and useful.

Is there a stat that would let us increase our internal mass/density? Like if we wanted to expand our limbs make a giant fist/foot to punch/kick something.

Like pic related.
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>>5938394
That could fall under Control, however if you wanted to specialize in that then as with a previous idea, you could have a new category like

>Shapeshifting

which would specifically cover it and other similar abilities, like making specific body parts or your whole body, different size and shape and such. However that isn't the same as increasing density, for that you'd want Composition which would determine what your body is actually made of and/or how compressed or dense. Or expanded and less dense, with most of the categories, the more you improve them the more they can swing in either "direction" sort of. Like with Elasticity for example, you can choose to either become more or less elastic.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>5938365
>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.

>>5938366
>Composition
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>5938365
>Along with what you have leftover from the food festival prize, take account of how much you have now in ill-gotten gains.

>>5938366
>Elasticity
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>>5938396

>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.


>Composition (0/5) - The nature of your elastic body's composition, either how fluid or rigid your physical form is.
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>5938365
>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.

>>5938366
>Elasticity (0/5) - How stretchy your body is and how much you can distort yourself, as well as how well you return to form.
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Seems like a slight majority for Elasticity then

>>5938384
>>5938394
>>5938501
>>5938754
>>5938768
>>5938771

>This mess is a priority... how much of it you can salvage anyway. Try and clean up what you can of the blood and figure out what needs to be disposed of.

It may be that you're overreacting a little, but then you've never drawn blood like this before let alone from a pretty vicious beating. Compared to what you're used to? Yes, you're a little panicked at the sight and the worry about your dad or anyone else finding this mess, and wrack your brain for what to do since you've never dealt with anything like this before.

"First uhh... everything, everything off and in a pile? Oh right, lock the door..."

Maybe going overboard in your concern but you strip everything off and lay it out across a towel on the floor, remember to lock the door to your room and draw the curtains to your window, and pace about your bedroom nervously. Fortunately because of your plain outer clothes, most of the blood was limited to just them on the inside. Some on your bed duvet unfortunately, but it wouldn't hurt to get a new one after years. Piling everything together then, you consider just throwing it all in the trash but soon become paranoid of how that may go. Better to remove any stains... physically you suppose you'll have to, with scissors or something like that. Cut off anything suspicious, then throw it all away, and burn the removed scraps?

The pressing issue though is your bodysuit, which you can't just put through the washing machine nor do you want to discard it so easily. Of course you can just order more and plan to, better fitted to your body proportions. But for now you figure to just hand wash and soak it as best you can in your shower, and see how it turns out. Speaking of shower, after the exertion of that vengeful caper you could do with one, taking the chance to wash both yourself and the bodysuit before spending a time just sitting in the tub under the falling water and thinking about the events earlier. Watching the last traces of blood trickle down the drain.

By the time you eventually drag yourself out and hide away all the to-be-disposed evidence, it's easy to lose track of things and fall asleep after collapsing in bed.

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You're awoken just after noon by your dad calling you, asking if you want him to bring you anything home now that he's done helping Robbie as usual. Thankfully he didn't just barge into your room at any point and find you and the place in the state it was, before you drag yourself out of bed and try to clean up the place better. Now as well, the chance to cut away any bloodstains and bundle up everything to toss in the garbage bin outside. You'll find a chance to burn the stained shreds later, as for now you've got the other matter to attend to.

"Huh, so did he not report it? It's all over the Doornext for the neighborhood, but nothing on the news... I guess really am just too good, or... too bad!"

Sitting up in bed with your laptop, you try to check online for what you can about anything relating to your vengeful effort last night. Being a nice part of town you would expect even something like what you did, to show up in the news to some degree perhaps. Instead though you have to go digging and only find the neighborhood social media abuzz about what happened, mostly rumors and gossip. It seems even someone may have seen you in your sneaky escape, but their claims are roundly dismissed by everyone else.

"Maybe I could... no, I shouldn't post or say anything... should I?"

Something to keep an eye on, while to the side you lay out the valuables you stole. A bit shocked you must admit for what you made off with, fifty thousand dollars in cash, a small collection of gold and silver bullion, and something else of particular note...

>It's only Saturday, you could perhaps fit in one more little villainous effort of your choosing before it's back to the workweek.
>With this amount of money now things are much different, and you can start actually looking into more serious villain preparations that you'd only dreamed of before.
>Before with the festival prize money it was just essentials, but now you could actually afford some frivolous spending for your own enjoyment.
>Same as before, avoid anything out of the ordinary. Stash it away, and keep your head down for the week again, till your next proper villain scheme.
>An abominable write-in?
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>>5938858
>>5938852
As for the 75 you rolled for the stolen valuables, you can choose as to what that extra something is...

>A gun! A pistol and a few magazines, who knows what you could get up to with this?
>A super fancy-looking watch, probably worth a lot of money if you could sell it.
>A key? You're not sure to what though, it's not for a car and wouldn't be to Kovacs's house...
>A card. Membership to some sort of exclusive club? Not much information otherwise.
>An awful write-in?
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>>5938863
>A gun! A pistol and a few magazines, who knows what you could get up to with this?
pew pew

>It's only Saturday, you could perhaps fit in one more little villainous effort of your choosing before it's back to the workweek.
fuck chelsea up
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>>5938858
>With this amount of money now things are much different, and you can start actually looking into more serious villain preparations that you'd only dreamed of before.

>>5938863
>>A card. Membership to some sort of exclusive club? Not much information otherwise.
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>>5938858
>It's only Saturday, you could perhaps fit in one more little villainous effort of your choosing before it's back to the workweek.
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>>5938863
>With this amount of money now things are much different, and you can start actually looking into more serious villain preparations that you'd only dreamed of before.

We need more gear to up or villain game.


>A card. Membership to some sort of exclusive club? Not much information otherwise.
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>>5938858
>With this amount of money now things are much different, and you can start actually looking into more serious villain preparations that you'd only dreamed of before.

>>5938863
>A card. Membership to some sort of exclusive club? Not much information otherwise.
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>>5938858
>Before with the festival prize money it was just essentials, but now you could actually afford some frivolous spending for your own enjoyment.

>>5938863
>A gun! A pistol and a few magazines, who knows what you could get up to with this?
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Seems a majority for

>>5938891
>>5938894
>>5939174
>>5939213
>>5939366
>>5939500

>With this amount of money now things are much different, and you can start actually looking into more serious villain preparations that you'd only dreamed of before.

Turning the embossed black card over in your hand, you're not really sure what to make of it. Fancy cursive silver writing with only a name and an address, you might care to investigate whatever this club is at some point if only out of curiosity for why the card would have been kept in a safe along with such valuables. Speaking of such valuables though, the bigger focus of yours of course is everything else you stole from the safe! You've never seen let alone had this much money before, and actual gold and silver to go with it. For the latter, the coins and small bars you can probably find some way of selling or otherwise getting money for if you put some effort to it.

For the cash though, along with what's left over from the festival prize money, you've got about seventy-thousand dollars to work with... before it was a matter of trying to decide how much you could get done with what you had. Now it seems that you could definitively satisfy any number of your villainous requirements, or one in particular to an extreme degree. Same as with the prize money, there's the issue of how to make use of all this cash without drawing suspicion or notice, but supposing you can manage then your mind races already with possibilities.

"I could just buy my own place at this point! Or um... like a mortgage or something? Maybe ask dad about that stuff..."

And while it would be nice to spend a little frivolously and enjoy yourself, or even get back out there to make the most of your weekend remaining and perform another caper, you know you need to focus on this effort since you may never have another opportunity like it. Not that you don't plan to, being the triumphant supervillain that you are you plan on having mountains of money or even a vault full of gold and silver to lounge about upon! But working only with what you have and what you know, you try to keep things grounded for now.

"Carol hun, breakfast!"

"Coming!"

The question is then, exactly what you want to devote your resources to, and how urgently do you need them? Something to ponder as you hide the money and stagger downstairs now that dad's home with food... feeling odd with yourself, like your body (albeit feeling sore) has more snap and vigor to it.
>>
>Everything all at once! Although the quality may be lacking across the board, you will at least have the full villainous foundation to work with.
>Prioritize something in particular and make sure it is done as well as possible, and save anything left over. (Specify - Outfit, Vehicle, Lair, Henchmen)
>With this kind of money to spend now, you could reevaluate your plans a little. Things that seemed like pipe dreams before, now you may afford.
>Some advanced piece of tech, or arcane artifact? A bit of a wildcard option but maybe you could afford something out of the ordinary? This can pertain to your villain requirements, for a potentially superior result.
>A lamentable write-in?
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>>5939642
>Prioritize something in particular and make sure it is done as well as possible, and save anything left over.
Outfit and vehicle
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>>5939642
>>Some advanced piece of tech, or arcane artifact? A bit of a wildcard option but maybe you could afford something out of the ordinary? This can pertain to your villain requirements, for a potentially superior result.

Wildcard? Wildcard option for sure.
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>>5939648
+1
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>>5939641
>Prioritize something in particular and make sure it is done as well as possible, and save anything left over.
Lair+Vehicle: SKY FORTRESS
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>>5939642
>Prioritize something in particular and make sure it is done as well as possible, and save anything left over.
Outfit and Lair
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>>5939735
>>5939687
>>5939682
>>5939673
>>5939648

Seems like a majority for using the money to prioritize your villainous attire, and to obtain a vehicle which potentially could double as a base of operations, as per your earlier plans.

With that in mind then, what sort of vehicle did you want to lean towards? Since that will be the biggest expense, but with dad's "friend" Robbie's help you may be surprised what you could afford. Keeping in mind the budget you have to work with, which probably(?) would prevent something as exceptional as an airborne vehicle (without the wildcard option) but otherwise, most anything else could work.

>Durability (0/5) - How well made or reinforced the vehicle is
>Mobility (0/5) - How easy it is to drive the vehicle around, depending on things like size, speed, handling, etc.
>Accessories* (0/5) - What is the vehicle capable and equipped with, beyond the norm?
>Stealth (0/5) - How noticeable is the vehicle? Hiding in plain sight can be a factor, if you have an outwardly unassuming vehicle.
>???

Say that you have somewhere in the range of seventy-thousand dollars to work with, you can go ahead and assign four points across the categories, or potentially expand to a new category you thing would be appropriate/relevant and useful. Note that with the Accessories category you can specify if there's any particular accessories or modifications you had in mind.

Also of course, unrelated to the stats is specifically what the vehicle is. So specify (to however much detail you care to) what category the vehicle is, if it's a motorcycle, a car, a truck or large (specialty) vehicle, a boat even or perhaps... something else? Depending on your choice, some stat points may automatically adjust as appropriate; like if you choose a food truck as a (recently appropriate) example, then naturally the Mobility would have a penalty, however the Stealth would have a benefit.
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>>5939778
Also as said earlier, you already more or less figured out what you want for your villain attire, for the time being at least. So in this case the prioritized expense will be to get a properly fitted outfit, and made of the best/most appropriate materials you can find and afford. Mundane materials perhaps, not wildcard-tier, but still top quality stuff.

So, you don't need to specify or detail anything regarding the outfit, unless you specifically want to or have some new addition(s) in mind for it.
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>>5939642
>Prioritize something in particular and make sure it is done as well as possible, and save anything left over. (Specify - Outfit, Vehicle, Lair, Henchmen)
>Outfit
Let's make changes and adjustments depending on how our recent escapade went. Make sure it's distinct enough from last time to avoid any parallels being drawn on the occasion Kovacs sees her again. The rest of the money can be saved for any gear related to >>5930635 or >>5930636 depending on the order of what kind of situations we bump into first.
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>>5939784
For mundane equipment, you can consider any costs covered (within reason) as just a side benefit of your latest score. It's really just down to what you think to specify, and Carrie will add it to her toolkit along with everything else.
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>>5939778
Looks like I was just a hair late, but I hope it matters all the same.

>???
Let's get running prostheses. Really, Carrie could make them work with her powers by squishing her legs into the sockets and rods underneath. Her body is elastic and spring-like enough to propel her large distances at high speed, and finding a place to store a vehicle when there are all kinds of surveillance in existence would be extremely difficult, not to mention keeping the maintenance low profile and affordable. "Wearing" prostheses will also help throw off the trail of anyone trying to uncover her true identity. Hiding running legs is far easier than hiding a car anyway, and getaways would be more manageable. She'll have to learn how to walk and fight with them, but she's capable enough. They will be easier and cheaper to upgrade effectively later on.

>Turning the embossed black card over in your hand, you're not really sure what to make of it. Fancy cursive silver writing with only a name and an address, you might care to investigate whatever this club is at some point if only out of curiosity for why the card would have been kept in a safe along with such valuables.
Once Carrie develops proper programming skills and obsec, we should investigate this further. This could have enough dirt to put Kovacs behind bars for a long time.

>>5939786
Thanks for the heads up.
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>>5939778
Let's try 1 point in every category

>>5939800
I don't think running prosthetics can be used like that
>Once Carrie develops proper programming skills
Don't know if that'll ever happen, she dumb

>and obsec
what?
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>>5939865
>I don't think running prosthetics can be used like that
There are prostheses specifically designed for sprinting.

>Don't know if that'll ever happen, she dumb
She can try.

>what?
Objective security.
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>>5939943
>>5939865
While it would be possible for Carrie to make use of such devices, or ones in a similar vein such as acrobat stilts, it seems that if your preferred method of locomotion was going to be on foot then you could just practice enough to the point where her (stretched) strides could be elongated much farther than even the most advanced prostheses or devices.

In fact, with enough improvement you could probably exceed the average driving speed of a car. Just stretch your legs to your highest limit and make giant strides. The tradeoff of course being that you would always be in plain sight, like Spiderman slinging around Manhattan. Hence one possible consideration for a vehicle, and the ability to travel without being noticed.

Then again, if you don't care about being noticed, due in part to your disguising outfit...
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>>5939778
1 point each
A comfy sedan would do.

>>5939780
Is it the bikini suit? If yes just make sure it can stretch as much as possible. Buy a few spares too since those things can get ruined or bloodied.
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>>5939800
>>5939865
>>5939943
>obsec
Fuck, you're right. It's opsec, operational security. Can't believe I only now just realized I made a typo and rolled with it.

>>5939949
>Then again, if you don't care about being noticed, due in part to your disguising outfit...
That's partly the reason why I suggested the prostheses. They would expect an amputee to be behind the identity and it would still provide enough speed on foot.

>>5940044
>A comfy sedan would do.
If it would have a good place to hide. As of now, we have neither the resources nor the trusted connections to feasibly do this.

>Is it the bikini suit? If yes just make sure it can stretch as much as possible. Buy a few spares too since those things can get ruined or bloodied.
We're using the body armor and helmet.
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>>5939778
>2 mobility
>2 accessories
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>>5939943
>There are prostheses specifically designed for sprinting.
Sprinting yes - moving at vehicle speeds with elastic powers no. We'd need a super science product to not shatter in 5 seconds. Not to mention having to fight in them.

Really though, just stretching ourselves to be half a foot taller and outwards to not look like a stick figure while villaining should be plenty of identity misdirection.
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>>5940591
That's true, you could just elastically deform yourself every time you do a "job" and it would be quite confusing. Although more taxing on your concentration as well...

>>5940338
>>5940044
You ended up settling to three different potential outfits depending on the occasion and/or needs of any "job", between

>Skimpy, just a sports bra and underwear shorts
>Stylish, a segmented and colored bodysuit, no villain logo yet though
>Tactical, comparable to motorcycle wear with padding and reinforcement

being able to pick and choose between them seems to work for you, at least until you potentially just find the one you favor the best. While you had them before though, they were just what you bought online. In this case with the money now, you'll go and get your body measurements and properly fitted, as well as try to get the outfits professionally tailored with whatever the most advanced/elastic material you can afford. Which will help with your abilities, however as always your superhuman body is more elastic and contorting than any mundane material you're aware of so there's still limits and basically the risk of your outfits falling off of you if you're not careful.

Until such a time as you find something out of the ordinary to make your outfits from, that's just the limit you have to work by with your clothing.

>>5940382
>>5939800
>>5940044
>>5939865
Seems like a slight majority for putting one point to each category, and without suggestion otherwise, you'll opt for a sedan. That vehicle choice is pretty conservative however, and at your price range you can more than afford it, so you could spring for a nicer and more specialized car in particular (1 extra to mobility and accessories), so you can expect the results of;

>Durability (2/5)
>Mobility (2/5)
>Accessories (2/5)
>Stealth (3/5)

So pretty decent for your starter villain vehicle. And same as with your own physicality and getting better with time, you can continue to improve your vehicle with investment.

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As an aside, I have to step out for awhile but will continue when I get back. In the meantime (and ongoing) players can go ahead and specify what sorts of accessories you want for the car. In this case you've got (2/5) so you can suggest two unique functions the car can do that set it apart from others on the road, and would be useful to you for your villainous efforts. Like an example may be, a signal jammer, to help against phones and radios. Or anti-theft countermeasures, wouldn't want someone thieving your villain vehicle! Or a hidden compartment for if you need to hide within for some time.
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>>5940660
>>5939642

With your newfound wealth then, you can spend the week ahead seeing to the matter of your villainous attire and your method of transport. Not just what you were able to afford before but now the best that money can buy! Of course there's degrees by which you could spend, and it's probable that in the millionaire range you perhaps could obtain things out of the ordinary. But certainly from what the average person could get, you're at the top of the chart now... though, a lair would be nice too but you choose to prioritize what you will most often make use of first.

"Is this machine washable? I mean if like uh... you know, what if it gets blood on it? Or grass, you know... normal stains?"

"It should be, but I doubt you'll need to. It's pretty resistant and it has to be for how it stretches."

First is getting sized and fitted for your outfits, at least the natural resting proportions for your body. Of course your elastic form complicates things but the better suited to you your clothes are, the better you can work with them. With some research as well you're able to find some uncommon materials to order your new outfits made from. Particularly a type of spandex mesh which incorporates a developmental polymer, which helps with stretching and deforming but most importantly returns to form without slackening overtime. For your more tactical outfit and your bodysuit there's still the expected limitations, but when all else fails your skimpy sports wear will allow you to more or less stretch your body however much you want, without having to worry much at all.

Though there is some concern about a tailor making your outfit, and being able to put two and two together if and when they see you on the news. For this reason you settle only for simple black to your new outfits, but you could try and figure out how to later color them yourself to your liking, or else look for a discreet tailor who could keep your secret.

"Well look at that, your car is better than mine! I'm proud of you hun."

"Thanks dad. Maybe... you can drive it whenever you want to, or need it."

"Remember, we have to get it insured first, and then there's your license, and-"

You get a big hug from dad when his friend Robbie brings your new car by the house later in the week. The guy does business with cars and vehicles at auction and the like, as dad is often helping him out with, so it's easy enough to get yourself a nice used sedan in great condition and for cheap compared to buying new. Plus, none of the hassle with a dealership. Something to keep in mind for the future, if you ever want to swap up to something else. Lord knows Robbie has gotten some intriguing and rare vehicles in the past, to say nothing of what passes through the auction lots on a weekly basis.
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Of course you're going to want to upgrade and customize your car now, if it is to be your primary method of travel. Both in your normal life, no more needing to rely on the bus, but also for your villainous efforts. Who knows what sorts of benefits you might cram into the car, or how you may want to supe it up so that you've got the best set of wheels on the road when it comes to criminal capers. For now though, you'll want to focus on getting your driver's license so that you don't have to worry about getting pulled by the cops at least.

"You wanna do what?"

"After work, we can get a drink. A bunch of us are going, it's not just you and me if you want."

"I'm sorry, am I the only one around here who doesn't have a fake ID?"

The last detail worth considering, well it isn't much but Travis asks you out with some friends. You're all coworkers so it seems he's probably just trying to cozy up to you now that you're the manager. At least you assume that, since you thought he was dating Millie. Either way you're caught off guard but whether you accept, it's still nice to get some attention when you're not used to it. Considering that you imagined awhile back if Travis couldn't show some interest or ask you out like this. That was before though, before you dedicated your life to evil and villainy... if nothing else it would make revenge against him easier, but then it's not like you couldn't do that otherwise considering you're his boss now.

In any case it's coming up to the weekend again, so you know what that means; potential supervillain time!

>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!
>After your success against Kovacs, you're liking this run of personal vengeance and wouldn't mind doing it again.
>Criminal activities yes, but keep it reasonable. You prefer to continue not drawing too much attention.
>Eh, you could enjoy yourself for the weekend and go out, spend time with people.
>Now that you've got your car, you've got some freedom. You could try doing a little investigating, like that members club, that retired supervillain, or something else?
>An egregious write-in?
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>>5940768
>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!
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>>5940768
>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!

For the car? Uh, uh, anti theft countermeasures sound pretty good. Since apparently we bought it and showed it to dad, camo or disguise tech would be a good idea - a way to quickly chance the color and display a fake license plate.
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>>5940768
>Now that you've got your car, you've got some freedom. You could try doing a little investigating, like that members club, that retired supervillain, or something else?

Lets see if the retried villain can give us some info or tips
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>>5940768
>>5940986 +1

We should also get tinted windows so people can't look in to the car from outside and maybe some non obvious armor or other reinforcements as well.
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>>5940768
>Criminal activities yes, but keep it reasonable. You prefer to continue not drawing too much attention.
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>>5940768
>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!
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>>5941012
The car came with tinted windows. As for accessories then, you can see that it has anti-theft protection, better than what the average consumer can get on the market. And supposing anyone did manage to steal it, the car has a tracking device so you can find it anyway. Furthermore, it seems the car originally was a police seizure from criminal activity, so it turns out to have a reinforced body and bulletproof glass. The damn thing could withstand a car bomb, all the while appearing no different from any other fancy sedan on the road.

Your next improvement then would probably be some sort of active stealth system, where you can change the car's color and license plate.
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>>5940768
>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!
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>A grand and proper villain caper is in order, it's been awhile since you last struck!

You've got your tailored outfits now and your own sweet ride! You're feeling on top of the world, and very definitely the greatest supervillain who ever lived. It seems only fitting then, for another high profile crime. You're eager to get out there and show the world what you're made of, and it's been awhile since the food festival. If that was all people have to know you by then you'll want to step up your game for sure.

Ah, but then the question is... what sort of villainous trouble will you get up to?

"Okay so... the Chinese theater thing is going to be finished soon, but the car is still on display... these people are so dumb! Still just having events and going about their lives, don't they know there's a supervillain at large?! Nye-heheh!"

Unfortunately the playoffs came and went, so unless you drive several states over for the Superbowl you're not going to reach the same level of audience and gain as much attention. Still, focusing on just Malton there are still some high profile events that you could target for infamous gain.

"DaaaAAAD~! Hungry!"

"Coming hun..."

From your current secret villain lair, your bedroom, you start researching and planning out what will surely be your greatest and most evil scheme yet! Sitting in bed with your computer and a plate of leftovers brought upstairs by dad, you figure out what will surely make national headlines. As far as things go in Malton, a couple of the prior notable events are still running. The foreign arts performance and the stock car exhibit, at least a little while longer.
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Since the food festival however, there's some new things going on in town as well.

"Wowow! A famous painting like that would look great on my wall there... but then I'd have to take down some of the posters."

A collection of famous paintings on exhibit starting this weekend! At the treasury museum, they must be important and valuable if even you can recognize some of the paintings. Although they are sure to be guarded, how fortified can an art gallery really be? And certainly it would gain a lot of attention.

"Wait a minute, what the hell is this... 'Heroes to make an appearance'... oh dear, what trouble it would be if a villain also made an appearance!"

Something else big going on but this weekend only, there's some commemorative sports event taking place at the old basketball stadium. An impressive venue, a publicized event, a decent enough target for you normally. But this time at least a couple heroes will be present and inviting participants to compete against them in sporting challenges, for a potential prize. You are feeling quite bold and would love to stick it to those damned heroes, and interestingly enough you could present yourself in villain attire without being recognized for what you are, since at the food festival you were wearing plain clothes.

"I swear, these people really need to stop offering these 'grand prizes' as cash rewards. Hasn't anyone in this town heard of giant cardboard cheques?!"

As before then, well it's been awhile since the food festival, but it seems like there isn't a shortage of things going on. Beneficial to your villain prospects, but also a little personal relief in regards to your city itself. Would it be better if you were in say, New York City? Being a supervillain there would certainly be more reputable. But Malton is at least on the map, against your usual misgivings.

Could be worse, could be the state capital... that dismal place. You swear, when you make it big enough to threaten the world and have the country in your clutches, you'll find some doomsday method of wiping that dump off the map.

>You'll shock the audience with villainy on stage!
>You'll drive like you stole it from the racing museum!
>You'll show your love of art at the actual museum!
>You'll play ball against some heroes!
>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on the bank!
>A gruesome write-in?
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>>5941473
>>You'll shock the audience with villainy on stage!
This time wear our villain costume
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>>5941473
>You'll shock the audience with villainy on stage!
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>>5941473
>You'll drive like you stole it from the racing museum!
We just bought a car, no one will expect us to steal a second car. Literally the perfect crime.
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>>5941473
>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on the bank!
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>>5941473
Bank robbing is a villain classic and the hero's will be busy playing ball on the same day.
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>>5941659
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>>5941917
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>>5941473
>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on the bank!
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>Actually, with everyone so occupied everywhere else this is the perfect chance to make your move on the bank!

After your recent successes, and given that you are the greatest supervillain of all time, you're feeling quite emboldened! Bold enough perhaps even, to target an actual bank? Though any two-bit criminal could knock over any branch location of a bank, as a supervillain it is only natural that you should go after the the biggest bank in town! And as far as your city goes, Malton is the home of two major banks; First American and Trust Financial, both national and international. There are several smaller or regional others but the big two are big enough to have their own skyscrapers downtown, and that's where you're going to go.

"Oh-hohoho... this will be a withdrawal they'll never forget! Damn... wouldn't it be cool though to have an office there?"

Robbing a bank? Now that's a classic villain crime, and why shouldn't it serve as a right of passage for you, or something of that nature? If nothing else it will make you stand out more in the news than most any other crime you could conventionally get up to. Although just thinking about this gets you more and more excited by the minute, just imagining all the possibilities that could come with your obvious success... there is a small problem in that you don't know the first thing about banks.

Of course by their nature of being primarily corporate offices, as well as the nature of modern banking, these places aren't like old timey banks with teller queues that someone can just walk into with a gun and demand all the money in a bag. Even you know this much at least. You do however have some rudimentary knowledge of the First American headquarters building, from a middle school field trip. So you recall how despite being primarily a corporate building, there is a central holdings vault for distribution to the many branch locations throughout the city. Although that makes for the juiciest target from the outset, you suppose there may also be great potential value as to what you could steal or learn from the corporate offices far above the vault.
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