(Write about an OC vs a character you like)
“Tell me,” he said, with a smile and a practiced drawl, “does that suit of yours have a distress signal?” He’d already read the man’s mind, so he knew the answer. But he also wanted to make the proud man say it.
“Fuck you,” spat the man in the power armor. He’d introduced himself to Lord Cypher as Armsmaster but that hadn’t stopped the villain from plucking his real name out of his poorly guarded mind. “Now, now, Colin,” he said, “That’s no way to answer a polite question.” He could see the man’s eyes widen under the cracked visor. Oh, he’d violated a rule of some sort. Good. That ought to get an escalation of force. The current heroes he was burning through were….not satisfying to defeat. Most of them were gritty, morally ambiguous, and concerningly fallible. Other than the children, but the children he had mostly not bothered with. It was easy enough to throw out a wave of force that made it clear to them that they were not even remotely in his league. But he’d at least been hoping that this…Protectorate, according to Colin, would be more challenging. And yet, not quite. He needed worthy–