Reconvened in Asgard. Time for the final… whatever it is.
When the 'party from Hel' comes back, Bladur shakes off the whammy Hela had put on him and becomes himself again. Looks around at his travelling companions. "I remember you and you, and of course him. Who's she? She's new." Hawkeye: "Just for the record, I'm not the one who killed you. That was Hela in disguise." Doctor Frankenstein: "There's been so much people running around as other people it's hard to keep track anymore."
Gremlin is out of the fight, but pretty much everybody else is okay and Odin has reclaimed the throne of Asgard. Carol is back up — Asgardian healing technology; gotta love it. Gremlin is healing but there's not much a two-foot human can do, especially in a place where the janitor is ten-times stronger than him.
"What's going to blow up next?" "There's a prophesy with a timeline in it; anyone read it recently." All three conditions of Ragnarok have been fulfilled — the sun has been nibbled down to a gibbous. "I give it an hour."
"What does the propehsy actually say?" Odin: "All the enemies of Asgard will unite against us."
Odin: "We can expect armies of the dead, armies of Jotun, armies of Surtur. Vanaheim will stand with us." Razor Blade:"What about Midgard? We have lots of great heroes." Odin" "Midgard is supposed to be crushed by Jormungander." Razor Blade: "Could we stop that?" Captain Marvel: "Fenrir took me out easily."
Doctor Frankenstein: "Maybe we should bring all the Avengers in on this?" Spring-Heeled Jack: "Maybe I'm not thinking big enough but I don't think the Hulk and Iron Man can stand up to a world-crushing snake."
Spring-Heeled Jack: "Would we consider a Noah's Ark solution here? Evacuate Asgard to Earth?" Doctor Frankenstein: "Sure, we've got a moon you could probably move onto. Or Siberia's nice." All the Soviet supers look sideways at her. "With THEIR technology they could make ANY place pleasant."
Odin: "The prophesy says they are coming to destroy Asgard and slay the gods. On the other hand…" To Loki, "…does that only include those of us who were WORSHIPED as gods?" We could evacuate the general population. Around 100,000 people. Moon Knight: "But where? Dropping them on a nation is probably going to cause problems." Red Guardsman: "What about asking Norway, Sweden or Denmark? They might love having Asgardians among them."
Moon Knight: "Well there's still the matter of the giant snake." Razor Blade: "We can take them down the bifrost." Captain Marvel: "We'll need to talk to the countries first." Send Captain Marvel on the diplomatic mission, take Odin with you? Moon Knight: "Yes, but we still have to deal with the giant snake!" Captain Marvel: "I'll come back." Moon Knight: "He's not coming HERE. He's going THERE! Where we're talking about taking these innocent people!"
Spring-Heeled Jack: "Who's better prepared to repel an invasion of Asgard? Us doofs or the Asgardians?" Doctor Frankenstein: "So, we tale the civilian Asgardians to Earth, leave the gods and soldiers to fight, WE deal with the snake and if we win, we come back and help." Razor Blade: "We don't have time for diplomacy." Doctor Frankenstein: "Carol, fly ahead of us, and ask if they can look after some refugees for a couple hours; the rest of us find Fury, have him call all-hands on deck and then go looking for the snake."
Heimdall opens the rainbow bridge and sends us through to the Avengers HQ in New York. The evacuation will follow as it will take awhile.
We arrive at the landing pad. Tony, Sam and Thor are both there. Captain Marvel: "Hi guys, Jormungader is about to rise. Let's go." Thor: "Oh, of course!" Sam looks to Tony, "Do you know what they're talking about?" Shrugs Captain Marvel: "Snake coming to eat the world." Spring-Heeled Jack: "And a wolf has been eating the sun. Not metaphorical." Tony: "Sam, get on the horn to SHIELD. I… am going to call Veronica." The Hulkbuster armor drops and he gets in.
RG looks around, "Where is Gremlin? I thought he was with us?" We might have left him in Asgard.
Doctor Frankenstein: "Call everybody. And I do mean everybody. Spider-man, Squirrel Girl, Deadpool. (Eben: The Mole Man! Call the frickin Mole Man!)"
Those of us who can't fly jump into a quinjet. We all take off to follow Thor."
Fury (through communicator): "Attention all Avengers, we have eyes on the Midgard Serpent. Repeat we have eyes on the Midgard Serpent. The head is off the southern coast of Iceland. The Helicarrier is there, convene here."
Lots of folk are at the Helicarrier: Dr. Banner, Thor, Dr Strange, Iron Man, all of us, Ursa Major, Red Guardian and Dark Star, all the X-Men, Magneto and the Brotherhood, and other mutants, Spider-Man's team (including Iron Fist), Dr. Doom just shows up (cause that's what Doom does).
The snake's head fills the sky, it's eye is as big as the Helicarrier. Doctor Frankenstein: "I'll stay here and heal people." Razor Blade: "What about Hodd's Bow? You can pull it better than all of us." Doctor Frankenstein: "Okay, I'll stay here, shoot arrows and heal people. Everyone, coordinate in you own teams, because no one is going to listen to a single leader here." (Eben: The battlefield… IS the target).
Moon Knight: "I'm having a very Moon Knight idea. (Ailene cringes). I'll need some remote-detonated explosives." Doctor Frankenstein: "Are you going to FEED yourself to it?" Moon Knight: "Not exactly. How big are it's nostrils?" Doctor Frankenstein: "Well, while you're out there, could you collect some of it's venom? I'm pretty sure we're going to need me to cook up some antivenin."
As we are collecting on it's head, from a drone feed we can see that it's turning toward the Hellicarrier and opening it's jaws. Thor, Hulk Buster, the Hulk, Wolverine, etc. are hitting it's head. Thor's lightning is causing some actual damage and his blows crack the occasional scale. Carol tries to strike the same places. Spring-Heeled Jack and Razor Blade are trying to pry up scales and stab or drop grenades under – with help from Colossus. Kate is slicing with swords. Blood is being drawn; the blood of Jormungander is quite noxious and black.
Moon Knight: "Kate, flash arrow the starbord eye. Carol, pick me up and flashburst the port eye. Once you stun it, take me to the nostrils" It's reaction is to "twitch", but it's twitch is verrrry slow.
Doctor Frankenstein fires Hodd's bow at the snake's mouth. It takes a loooooong time to get there, but it does hit and draws blood.
Moon Knight crawls into the beast's nostril (Y, Y, G) plants the explosives and crawls back out (G, G, R).
Doctor Frankenstein: "Fury, have you got any vibranium or adamantium tipped arrows? I've got this special bow, some special arrows to go with it would be good." Fury: "I'll see what we've got."
Captain Marvel grabs one of Kate's explosive arrows and drops it into the gap.
Doctor Frankenstein realizes, it is opening it's mouth, exposing its soft pallete. Doctor Frankenstein: "Captain Marvel grab Thor and attack the soft pallete. Try to drill a hole into it's brain."
The snake's blood begins to animate, forming blobby creatures that begin to attack. One attacks Kate; Kate throws out her hand to see if she has ice powers. Nothing. the blood entangles her wrist and she yanks free; unharmed. Spring-Heeled Jack, throws a grenade at one (98!) and explodes one into a fine mist. Razor Blade and Colossus are facing a couple; Colossus is punching to no effect. Razor Blade swings her sword, the energy searing the blood creature.
Captain Marvel is drills her way into it's brain and fries it.
Fliers pick everybody up and takes them to the Hellicarrier. The head sloooowly crashes into the sea.
Thor builds up a huge charge in his hammer and throws it down on it's head. Smashing it. Doctor Frankenstein, worried he has been poisoned, looks him all over. He seems okay. Doctor Frankenstein suggest Thor head to Asgard.
Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom are weaving magic trying to keep the giant crashing body from destroying too much, acting like doctors consulting together on an operation.
Back to Asgard. There's a lot of fighting going on. Dudes fighting dead people. Dudes fighting giants. Dudes fighting people who are on fire. Let's fight.
Captain Marvel, "Nothing against you, Kate, I'm fighting the frost giants." Kate: "Um, don't care, just go!"
Doctor Frankenstein: "Be sure to tell them you just killed the Midgard Serpent; that should impress them."
HWK: Slashing the dead, takes down several. Captain Marvel: going after the fliers (00!) kicks ass. Moon Knight: punches things, Spring-Heeled Jack: does poorly, Razor Blade: slashes around (yellow) and Doctor Frankenstein: shoots Hodd's Bow again and again. Moon Knight, HWK and Razor Blade take some scrapes.
Moon Knight and Kate are taken behind lines for healing. Doctor Frankenstein, Captain Marvel and Spring-Heeled Jack notice, Hela, Surtur and Ymir are in the rear, leading the forces. With eyes on the leaders, they think this could be the key. Captain Marvel flies after Surtur. Razor Blade, Spring-Heeled Jack and Doctor Frankenstein focus on Ymir. Spring-Heeled Jack: "Good, because I don't want to be thrown against Hela." Moon Knight: (from several feet away) "I do!"4
Surtur, towering 50 feet tall with his 30 foot sword and raining fire down with his other hand. Captain Marvel flies at him, aiming for the base of his skull. (93!) He staggers, more like it caught him by surprise.
Razor Blade strikes Ymir, Spring-Heeled Jack drives at his knees (93!). It's like kicking an iceberg, but he does make him buckle… a little. Doctor Frankenstein shoots an arrow, which manages to stick but not seriously hurt.
Surtur swings and misses. Captain Marvel tries flashing him in the eyes (03) – no good. Ymir swings his giant club against Razor Blade, hitting for 200 points and taking her out. Surtur blasts Captain Marvel with heat, Captain Marvel dodges and takes 50 points. She realizes she can absorb his energy.
Spring-Heeled Jack goes for a disarm (93 again!) and somehow gets Ymir to drop the club. Doctor Frankenstein gets Ymir in the face. A runner brings flaming arrows to Doctor Frankenstein. Captain Marvel absorbs energy off of Surtur. Surtur hits her with the sword, forcing her to channel the energy into healing. Ymir makes a frost blast at Spring-Heeled Jack, which he dodges. Doctor Frankenstein fires a flaming arrow at Ymir's eye.
Moon Knight asks Thor to fly him to Hela, and tells Kate to try commanding the undead once he has Hela engaged. Thor "Tis a bold plan. I don't think it will work but, what the hell!"
Spring-Heeled Jack grabs some flaming arrows and jabs them into the frost giant. Doctor Frankenstein, misses this time. Captain Marvel draws more energy from Surtur, who misses her on this attack. Ymir swats at Spring-Heeled Jack knocking him off. (ow!) Doctor Frankenstein shoots for his head again, getting the other eye; now he can't see.
Moon Knight (feeling powered up as under the full moon) "Round 2, bitch!" attacks Hela and she feels it. Hela materializes a spear but misses.
Captain Marvel blasts Surtur (95!) with Unearthly intensity – it doesn't stun him, but it does hurt him.
Kate tries ordering the army of the dead, and to a range of about 10', turning them to fight the other dead, bringing more aboard as they move.
Ymir is flailing about wildly. The frost giants in the rear are rallying to Ymir's defense. Spring-Heeled Jack launches himself at the giants, and misses. Doctor Frankenstein shoots again (91!)l; he is hurting. Doctor Frankenstein's strategy changes to setting as much of Ymir on fire as possible.
Kate keeps commanding the undead.
Razor Blade regains consciousness. When she gets up, Gremlin is there. "Where have you been?" "I have been investigating the vault. I need you to come with me." He leads her down into the vault and points to a circlet of gold under a cover. "I believe that is the device Loki used to control the Destroyer. If you can get it out, we could use the Destroyer against the armies." Razor Blade charges her blade and begins to cut.
Moon Knight continues punching Hela; and she keeps missing. (Clearly frustrated; "I have killed armies of Asgardians. Why can't I hit you?" "Anubis." "Damn him!")
Carol confronts Surtur, "Are you ready to concede?" He gives no answer, she continues to absorb energy from him. Surtur backhands Carol, taking her out.
Spring-Heeled Jack charges one (00!) and sends him flying; Jack grins at the others.
Razor Blade keeps cutting the glass. Moon Knight keeps punching the bitch; she keeps missing. Kate extends her area of influence, more of the dead coming under her control. Spring-Heeled Jack, knocks down another giant. Doctor Frankenstein, with one more shot, takes Ymir out of the fight. The frost giants turn and run.
Doctor Frankenstein. "Are you all right?" Spring-Heeled Jack "I will be. Nothing against you but, he hits hard! I mean, I've been shot and that hurts!"
Razor Blade completes the circle and pulls the control device out. She puts it on and activates. She finds herself looking down at herself and Gremlin from within the armor. "Ooh, I like this." Razor Blade sits down and takes the armor for a walk.
Moon Knight punches him again, and Hela ("I have just rolled the fourth ought-nine in a row for her!") still misses. Spring-Heeled Jack and Doctor Frankenstein realize they will have to engage Surtur and head in that direction.
The Destroyer comes onto the field, sees Hela and Moon Knight fighting and charges that way.
Spring-Heeled Jack and Frankie realize, fighting Surtur is not going to do much good. "What is that?" "I don't know but it came out of Asgard; let's hope it's on our side." "Well it's charging Moon Knight and Hela, so let's see which one it attacks and then figure out our next move."
Destroyer punches Hela and slams her! She flies, lands, tumbles. Razor Blade: "Do you like my new ride?" Doctor Frankenstein: "Honey, where'd you get the big robot? And are there any more?"
Moon Knight assesses the situation. "Frankie and Spring-Heeled Jack, fight some of the dead guys. Razor Blade, take Surtur, none of the rest of us have a chance against him. I've got Hela."
Spring-Heeled Jack (93!) and Doctor Frankenstein (92!) take on the army of the dead very well. The Destroyer charges Surtur, and slams into his leg. Moon Knight punches again. Hela manifests another spear and this time pierce's Moon Knight's chest. (100 points!)
Surtur hits the Destroyer with the sword, hurting, but not horrible. Destroyer hits Surtur with a ball-shot. Surtur screams and falls. Moon Knight pulls himself up the spear and tries to punch, but misses. Hela rears back and punches him, nearly taking him out.
Destroyer switches targets, charging at Hela this time, knocking her down, reeling. Moon Knight walks up and punches her into oblivion.
Frankie immediately runs over and treats Moon Knight, keeping him alive.
Spring-Heeled Jack hears a voice "Jack! Jack! Catch!" He doesn't see anything but sees a box flying at him. It is a box, very cold. "Use it on Surtur!" Jack opens the Cask of Winter" and Surtur's flames go out and his body freezes solid. Jack closes the casket and… Man! was that cold! The fire giants see the Cask of Winter and retreat.
Kate extends her control over the rest of the undead army, sending them home. The Asgardians take Hela to prison.
All those who came to the defense of Asgard, Odin declares that we may come to Asgard at will.
For Kate in particular, he places Gungnir on her shoulder and the blue skin and red eyes recede. "While it may one day come back, your frost giant heritage is dormant. For all intents and purposes, you are human. When your body begins to age, it may reassert itself. And you may live for several centuries, but most of it will be as a frost giant" Loki: "Well it works for me." Kate: "Loki, thank you for good grand-parenting back in Nifleheim." Loki: "Oh, you are welcome." Carol: "Are you going to make him pay in bacon, like you make me?" Kate: "No, I'm going to make him pay in magic lessons."
Odin asks Moon Knight to accompany him. "I thought you might want to see this." They travel by rainbow bridge to a house in Norway. and Nills Borrson answers the door. "Oh, you're back" "You did me a great service. If ever you have need, you may call upon me for a boon. Just speak my name and I will hear it." Nills: "….really?"