MENAGERIE IS THE AUSTRALIA OF REMNANT AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE.
Seriously, only a third of Menagerie is actually populated and habitable. The rest is a desert that’s uninhabitable thanks to the dangerous wildlife. Judging from the episode, the third that’s habitable is pretty densely populated.
Australia’s populated areas make up about a third or less of the continent according to the population density maps, and the most densely populated areas are around Australia’s cities (obviously). Most of Australia is grasslands and desert, with these areas mostly uninhabited. And what’s probably the most obvious about Australia, practically everything will try to kill you.
Both continents are in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres of the world, both have densely populated areas that make up a third or less of the continent with the rest being uninhabited or uninhabitable, and both have dangerous wildlife.
After a restless night, the morning finally came and I already had a bad feeling about the evaluation. From what everyone told me Ross was one of those government officials who can definitely do some damage. All I knew is that I had to keep myself in check or I’ll be locked up once again.
You could even tell that Ross’ visit was putting everyone on edge. After getting the brief story about the Civil War that happened between the team, I could understand where they were coming from. Sam, Clint, and Scott were treated like criminals while Wanda was seen as a freak. And this was all under most of the control of Ross.
This visit was definitely taking all of Pietro’s willpower to not to do something rash. Apparently, he was considered dead at the time the war happened so he wasn’t there with Wanda when she was locked up. I swear this team has literally all “died” at least once.
Today, Annie and I tried our best to look like we didn’t just come back into the world after eights years in captivity. Wanda managed to get us nice clothes so we could look as normal as possible. She knew exactly how we were feeling right now since Ross is still a bit weary about her and her brother.
The living room was mostly quiet except for the sound of Tony typing whatever he trying to get rid of. Not a lot of files were found due to Hydra’s highly encrypted system and that started to make me worry. If Tony had more time he would probably have all of our files but I guess that was the reason Ross was coming so soon.
Out of nowhere, a line of black cars slowly pulled up to the compound. Glancing at Annie, she gave me a small smile before turning her attention to Tony walking over to greet Ross.
Standing up to fix my shirt, I suddenly feel the air get slightly colder. Looking around the room quickly I saw shadows lurking behind everyone before slowly inching there was near me. This was not going to end well.
After sending a small smile to Lucy, I watched her get up until she stopped suddenly. Her normal piercing blue eyes looked dull and lifeless as she looked around frantically. Just as I was about to say something the sound of voices caught our attention.
Turning around an old guy with a gray mustache walk in with Tony. As they briefly talked, I watched Tony tense up. Realizing that was Ross, I slowly walked up as the rest of the team greeted him. Taking a deep breath I glanced over to Lucy only to find her still frantically looking around.
My eyes widen as I realized that she was looking at ghosts once again. Only this time I could tell it was the corrupted ones bothering her. Slowly stepping over to her I grabbed her hand, trying to get her to remain calm. Letting out a small sigh, Lucy brushed a piece of her hair out of her face and walked over to join the others.
By the time more agents came in, the room was filled with tension. Simple gestures Ross did seem to set everyone off as they greeted him. There was a certain way that he held himself that just seemed off. Ross looked annoyed or yet irritated just by the hold situation.
Anyone that was on Steve’s team almost instantly was brushed off. But in Wanda and Pietro’s case he didn’t even try to greet them, he just simply ignored them before turning back over to Tony.
“Are these two your new recruits?” he asked.
“Yes they are, this is Lucy and Annie,” Tony said looking uncomfortable.
“I’m Secretary Ross and it’s nice to meet two more lovely enhanced people,” he sneered as he extended his hand.
“Nice to meet you too sir,” Lucy shyly said before shaking his hand.
“Same here,” I mumbled.
Biting my tongue and I gave a small grin, not wanting to say anything rude to the man juggling our faiths in his hands. I only just met the man but he made my blood boil.
“Would you like me to-” Tony began to say before Ross put his hand up to stop him.
“Enough stalling Stark let’s get this started,” he said while summoning agents over, “Now girls follow these two agents and I’ll have a nice chat with the rest of team.”
Before I could mutter a word out, we were quickly rushed out of the living room and down the hall. At the end of the hall, there were two more agents waiting by two separate doors with stern expressions. I was led into one room while Lucy was led into another looking paler than usual.
The room was most likely an interrogation room that Tony just happened to have. It was empty except for a small table and two chairs in the center. There was also a glass of water on the table surrounded by a stack of files. It looked like Ross did his homework.
“Sit,” a woman commanded snapping me out of my thoughts.
Sitting down, the women’s sharp, dark eyes stared at me before opening one of the many the files. Grabbing the glasses from around her neck, she put the on the bridge of her nose before clearing her throat.
“I’m Agent Reynolds and your name is Annie Ray Carson, correct?”
“Yes,” I muttered as her eyes started to make me feel uncomfortable.
She continued down a list of simple questions running along the lines of my date of birth, what state I was born in, and who I was related to. Fiddling with my thumbs I watched the women stand up before walking to the side of me.
“So,” she began while tapping her manicured fingers on the table, “tell me about Hydra. I’m sure you have plenty stories to tell.”
“I’m sure you must have read all about it in those files you have,” I muttered as she scoffed.
“Alright, I’ll narrow the question down,” Agent Reynolds said as she reached over to grab another file labeled classified and shoved it towards me. “What happened the night of March 18th, 2008?”
“March 18th?” I questioned before I felt my blood run cold.
“Yes, you see we managed to get some information but I don’t think we have a clear picture of what really happened.”
“I-I,” I stuttered before she stopped me.
“I wouldn’t lie we currently have your teammates listening into our little conversation.” She leaned in a bit closer to my face become smiling a devilish grin. “Let me just refresh your memory here.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking-”
“Don’t interrupt someone when they’re talking that’s rude sweetie. Now, where was I? Oh yes, your parents were government scientist trying to help their friends whose daughter seemed to develop some very interesting powers. Am I ringing any bells,” she said.
Not muttering another word I listened as she retold one of the worst nights of my life. I then started to remember memories I wanted to forget forever.
I was eight and I had no idea why my best friend looked like she was dying. My parents said she was just sick but I knew better. All I knew was that whatever she came in contact with was killing her. Or at least that’s what I thought it was.
My parents and Lucy’s parents worked endless hours trying to somehow bring the old Lucy back but nothing worked. They became so obsessed with trying to help her that they brought in anyone group who called themselves S.H.I.E.L.D. Those people, however, seemed off.
Of course, my parents never listened to me and continued working with them, as Lucy got better. When I finally got to see her, she still looked like an actual part of her had died. Lucy however only stayed “healthy” with some weird energy source they were injecting her with.
Every time I visited, I always felt like the energy source was drawing me in but I was always too afraid to go near it. That was until the people from S.H.I.E.L.D turned out to be from somewhere else entirely.
It all happened so fast; all I really remember was talking to Lucy before a sudden explosion went off. By the time I was able to process what happened those “S.H.I.E.L.D agents” were already taking her away. Hearing cries in the distance I looked at the ground only to find Lucy’s dead parents and ghosts surrounding everyone.
Trying to fight back the tears, I ran after them only to be shot at but instead of hitting me one of the men hit the energy source they were taking with them as well. As another explosion occurred I began to be consumed with large amounts of energy before hitting the ground hard.
Ghosts were flying around us and then I lost it. All that energy I soaked up expelled from my body and disintegrating everyone in sight including my parents. I could hear everyone’s screams before I felt my body grow weak. The last thing I saw was Lucy’s eyes turning a dark shade of purple and then I saw nothing.
“And after you killed your parents or well after you obliterated every cell in their body, Hydra took you in,” Agent Reynolds smirked as I blinked back my tears.
Sitting on the table, she reached her hand out and raised my face to meet hers. Her face was as cold as her personality and when she did smile it made her look more menacing than before.
Feeling rage boil up inside of me, I watched the lights slightly flicker as Agent Reynolds chuckled a bit. Letting go of my face she sat back like she waiting for me to do something.
“Go ahead try and hurt me,” she began before motioning over to the camera above the door, “Show them just how much of a monster you are.”
Gripping my chair hard, I made the lights stop flickering and sighed. Agent Reynolds grabbed another file and began skimming it.
“What a letdown kid you usually go full freak-out mode.”
“I’m sorry what?” I asked.
“You know the over twenty kills you managed to get in under two years? And don’t get me started about that Grimm girl she has at least forty in the last year and a half.”
As my eyes widen, Agent Reynolds chuckled again before reading the file in her hands out loud.
“Under directions Subject 0077 burned three victims alive by one strike straight through the chest-”
“Stop,” I muttered.
“Then repeatedly tortured a few other victims-”
“Please,” I muttered again as the painful memories resurface.
“Oh this one my favorite, decapitated one victim by zapping his head clean off and you-”
“STOP!” I yelled as the lights in the room blew a fuse.
Breathing heavily, the room’s emergency lights came one as Agent Reynolds smirked once more. Putting down the file she laughed again before taking off her glasses.
“It looks like you need better control of your powers under a large amount of stress kid. For the safety of everyone, it would be best if you-” she began to say before the door flew open.
“And you’re done meeting over,” Clint walking in with Natasha following him.
“I’m sorry you don’t have the-”
“Honestly Reynolds shut the fuck up,” Natasha fumed while grabbing her arm and pushing her out of the room.
Putting my elbows on the cold table and resting my head in my hands, I let out a shaky breath. Guilt ran through me as more memories replayed through my head. I killed innocent people because I didn’t want to die.
“Annie?” Clint questioned as he walked to the table. “Hey Ross is leaving and he isn’t taking you guys with him. T’Challa was able to call in a few favors and now Ross isn’t allowed near you guys.”
“G-Great,” I choked as I lifted my head up. “I’m guessing you heard what we did.”
“We did but that’s in the past and-”
“We weren’t even under any form of brainwashing we just killed because we had too,” I said as my voice quivered.
“Natasha did some questionable things back in the day and Tony helped create Ultron. We all have something we’re not proud of,” Clint said as pulled me in for a hug.
Hesitating at first I slowly returned the hug as I felt tears roll down my face. Quietly I let out a small sob that I was holding in.
“Here’s the thing we don’t care what Hydra made you do or what you did. All we care about is about your well being and helping you control your powers.”
“But why?” I cried.
“Because why the hell not? It wasn’t your fault that Hydra kept you in that lab all these years. And I’m not about to let you blame yourself it eats you up inside. I would know from personal experience.” He said still hugging me.
“Thank you,” I said wiping my tears.
Also, that lady was an actual spawn of the devil good lord,” Clint chuckled.
“She really was,” I laughed.
“Alright let’s check on-” he began to say before a loud wail rang through the room.
Looking at Clint confused I slowly got up only to see a specter floating around. Feeling the drop in temperature, my eyes widen as one thought went through my head.
Running passed the specter I kicked open the door to where Lucy was being held only to see a huge mess. The chairs and table were in pieces as specters flew around the room in a violent way. In the middle of it all was Lucy with those same purple eyes I saw years ago.
The specters let out another cry as pieces of the table were thrown at me. Blasting the debris, I tried to make my way over Lucy to only to be stopped by a horde of ghosts.
“Lucy!” I yelled over the wails of the dead. “Don’t let it consume you! Take back control!”
The next thing I knew I was being yanked back by a red energy as it shielded me from harm. As I was pulled out in the hall, Wanda was silently trying to make a pathway.
“What happened?” Tony yelled as he came down the hallway with Steve. “Ross just left and we’re already destroying the place.”
“I-I don’t know. They must have said something to Lucy to set her off,” I responded as Wanda struggled.
‘Do you know how to stop her?” Steve asked as a specter flew at his face.
‘That’s the thing when Lucy is like this no one can calm her down,” I said.
“I’m going to try something, Vis!” Wanda yelled.
Vision shot up through the floor and quickly grabbed Lucy as she continued to fight back. Wanda taking a step forward shot out red energy to stun the ghosts as Vision flew through the doorway.
As her eyes turn red, she placed her hands on Lucy’s temples and suddenly the ghosts stopped in their place. As Wanda tried to focus, Lucy fought back while muttering words no one could understand.
“Lucy you can fight it,” Wanda said as her hands shook.
Loudly Lucy let out a scream as Wanda’s hands glowed a brighter red. Then Lucy’s eyes stopped glowing purple and returned to its natural color. As Wanda took her hands away, Lucy fell back onto Vision as the ghosts disappeared only leaving their mess behind. Still unconscious, Vision picked her up as the rest of the team came down the hallway.
“W-What happened,” Peter said referring to the mess.
“Lucy, she just snapped and it was chaos. Right after that agent left she just started mumbling to herself and then there were just ghosts,” Wanda said holding on to her brother for support.
“I’ve never seen her that destructive before. I thought she was finally getting a handle on things. Whatever that agent said must have triggered something,” I muttered trying to process what happened.
“Is she ok now?” Bucky asked with concern laced in his voice.
“She’ll be out for a while, I knocked her out with my powers. Her mind was so clouded it was even harder to connect with,” Wanda said still being held up by her brother.
“Clouded?” Sam asked while looking at Lucy.
“It’s like some other presence is there. I can’t explain it but it was powerful,” Wanda answered.
“So the words she just uttered was something else?” Thor questioned.
“Hopefully this is just her powers being triggered but whatever that was will show up again,” Wanda said before walking over to Lucy, “I don’t think I’ve seen someone that powerful.”
“Let’s just make her comfortable until she wakes up. I’m sure she’ll be confused,” Steve said as everyone slightly nodded.
Taking one more look at the mess Lucy made, I sighed and followed everyone out. Once in the living room Vision put her on the couch and I sat next to her and waited. Everyone was asking Wanda more questions, as I remained silent. I wanted to tell everyone why Lucy was acted that way but that was her story to tell.
She asked me to wait for her to feel comfortable with telling everyone and I agreed. There was a part of me, however, that worried that it will show itself before Lucy could mutter a single word. The only thing I could do now was hope that wouldn’t come to that.
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He had gotten tired of watching this chaos unfold. The egg, human and immortal, what a horribly paranoid bunch that didn’t seem to understand much of anything right now. Hopeless. Oh well, he felt like stepping in out of boredom and curiosity.
So outside of the house of Grimm, in his own separate dimension in his medieval palace, Snow did his best to lure in the immortal. Time to see if maybe he could slap in some sense.
Okay, so my dash is dead and I need a lot more people to make up for the inactives I unfollowed. Follow backs/mutuals are appreciated! Tagging would be nice, but I’m not picky.
Anime/Manga (Gifs/Wallpapers/Edits): Pandora Hearts Vanitas No Carte Code Geass Seasonal Anime Aesthetic shit Guilty Crown Anime gifs in general Fate series Ghibli Studios
Comics (Edits/Characterization/Plot/Character Analysis!!/etc) : Red Hood and The Outlaws Teen Titans The Batfam Marvel/DC
TV Shows (Gifs/Edits): Young Justice Grey’s Anatomy The 100 Legend Of Korra Avatar The Last Airbender Jessica Jones Luke Cage Daredevil How To Get Away With Murder Sense 8 Game Of Thrones
Books (Gifs/Edits/Graphics): Gallagher Girls Percy Jackson/ Hoo/ (everything) Sister’s Grimm Harry Potter Legend Trilogy The Elites Grisha Trilogy The Lunar Chronicles Study Series Six Of Crows
Misc: General Politics News/World News Vines Interesting Shit
I’m going on a following spree, so please reblog if you have more than 3 things on the list! The more the better, you can also like the post but there’s a less likely chance I’ll see it. I have extremely varied interests, so please signal boost!
I’ll be likely following more anime blogs than anything else atm.
Not to be corny but I love going to your blog...learning how to be a better person...how to think more critically...how to let go of shame...random brother Grimm stories and pretty quotes...you're literally everyone's gentle older cousin/cool young aunt that you wish you lived with 😭
Oh my g-d this is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever read I could cry
Flynn caminhava sem pressa pelos jardins, surpreso com o fato de que ainda não havia se perdido por ali — seria a primeira vez, desde que chegara na Universidade. Ele perguntava-se sobre a floresta que o velho Grimm mencionara, parecia… interessante, para dizer o mínimo. Era isso o que procurava, e soubera no mesmo segundo quando a encontrara. Ryder parou em frente às sombras do lado sul, franzindo a testa. Não fazia ideia do que havia lá, mas não era nada bom. Era como se uma aura negra o convidasse a entrar, e o rapaz sentiu os fios de cabelo em sua nuca se arrepiarem, assim como o coração batendo mais forte. Deu alguns passos para trás rapidamente, não percebendo que havia outra pessoa por perto até que trombasse na mesma. “Ah, droga, me desculpe. Você está bem? Da onde você surgiu?”
Whether or not Tai leaves along is probably determined narratively be whether round 2 at Beacon has happened yet. We have all the buildup needed for a second fight at Beacon which isn't that far away from the main city of Vale with communication within the kingdom operating. If Yang does fight at Beacon agai the odds of the relic still being there shoot up as her fighting when it isnt narratively important such as the case of it is with Qrow doesn't really make sense as it makes the fight filler
even if it’s not round two, someone needs to take care of that dragon - it’s drawing Grimm in (or is at least perceived to be, given Salem’s using the Seer to have them search for something, it’s possible it’s not doing anything of the sort) - and reclaiming Beacon is something of a necessity - dragon’s gone, communication can start being restored
and yeah, Yang is currently the only protagonist in proximity to the relic as far as we know, and with her backstory potentially being a result of Ozpin’s ‘mistakes’, the relic factoring into her plot makes sense (especially as we’re given a better sense of how important it is in the episode focusing on the Branwens)
Fun Thread Idea: Lance talking to an Alien,particularly a Galra, about stories from earth, but instead of him telling the ‘Disney’ version of the fairy tails, he busts out original Brothers Grimm && Greek Mythology.
I'm also curious to see if su* has some sort of plot significance outside of following her around cause that dude needs some substance if he's sticking around. Blak* could talk about her feelings for yan* & since s* was there he could tell her yan* perspective and her talk with her dad could help drive it home. 2 tribe leaders who are viewed as monsters cause of unfortunate circumstances changing the views of political leaders could be interesting to see too.
Sun having significance would be great
(Ghira isn’t a tribe leader though, he’s the Chieftain of Kuokuana - he’s basically the Mayor. meanwhile Raven runs a clan of murderous bandits that attack places, which draws in the Grimm to finish people off - which also makes Raven’s ‘we couldn’t have known the Grimm would set in as quickly as they did’ a huge deflection - because she still knew it was gonna happen, so she can’t be absolved of the blame - also Raven’s involvement in world affairs seem to be, at best, don’t let the really bad guys win - political involvement is incredibly unlikely. plus i honestly don’t see any of our protagonists going into politics, i can’t imagine a more boring and dissatisfying conclusion to their arcs)