what she means:
what happened to BLU team? Throughout TF comics 1-5 only RED team is featured, with the exception of BLU Engineer in Blood In the Water. However RED Scout references the events of A Sissmass Story, even though they very clearly happened to BLU Scout. Alos in A Sissmass Story, it is revealed that BLU Soldier is also Merasmus's roomate, where as previously it was established that his roomate was RED Soldier. In both WAR! and A Fate Worse Than Chess there are two very distinct teams, however the same class from both teams never appear in a comic together. Seperating the "Meet the..." videos canon from the comic's canon, is it possible that these are not 18 different mercenaries, but the same 9 mercenaries wearing different shirts? If RED Soldier and BLU Soldier are the same person is Boots n Bombs well and truly sunk b/c i was kinda counting on Zahnna getting with one and Demo getting with the other in order to keep all my ships afloat
Was one of the last graduates of the Republic Officer Training Program, before the transition to Empire.
Never actually served with the Republic military, but went straight into the Imperial fleet.
Is one of six children born to a farming family on Dantooine. The rest of his family is still there.
Was never expecting to achieve a rank higher than Captain (and even that was a bit of a surprise). He’s a nobody, and nobodies don’t make rank in the Imperial forces.
Spent years in small time postings and stuck at the rank of Lieutenant, until that one fateful mission he was assigned to work under Darth Vader. It’s still classified. But suddenly the promotions started coming in.
Had a kind of cold feud with Admiral Ozzel for years - the man was forever disregarding Piett’s ideas and treating him with constant condescension.
Despite this, was still pretty horrified by Ozzel’s death. (Even if not exactly sorry to see the fleet rid of his leadership.)
Has actually seen Vader without his helmet several times. Has even seen his face.
Has at times - particularly following Bespin - pondered the possibility that Vader may be planning a coup. Has not told anyone about his suspicions. Is pretty sure that, if it happens, he won’t side with the Emperor.
Disdains bounty hunters and other such scum as being outside the bounds of law and order, and considers them something of a personal affront.
“My name is Y/F/N Y/L/N and I’ve come for your help.” You reply to them. No sense in beating around the bush.
“Our help. You’re a meta?” Asked Vibe.
“Yes, I woke up to my bed being half frozen and half engulfed in fire.” You replied.
“Come with us.” The Flash said, as he put an arm around you and walked you down to the cortex.
“Caitlyn!” Called Vibe, “We have a new friend that could use your help.” Said Vibe as he emphasized the words “new friend.”
A brown haired young lady came out from a room off the side of the cortex full of medical equipment. She looked you up and down, giving you a preliminary scan to see of anything was outwardly off about your appearance.
“How may I help?” Asked the young lady.
“Caitlyn, this young woman-” started The Flash.
“Y/N” you said.
“Y/N, needs us to help her, she’s a meta human. She woke up to a bed half frozen and half engulfed in flames.” He explained.
“Tell us more about your situation.” Requested Vibe.
“A couple years ago, I was at home the day the particle accelerator was switched on. I was writing my book and getting pretty passionate, but since I was getting too warm I opened a window, and made an icy. Then as I was continuing I heard the ‘earth shattering kaboom’ you might say-”
“Nice! Marvin the Martian reference!” Laughed Vibe, making you smile and giggle.
“Vibe!” Chastised The Flash.
“Anyway, I heard the boom, my stuff started shifting around, my slushy spilled all over my right hand, and my stuff and I started to float, then I was slammed against my wall, and knocked unconscious… I woke up the next day, I felt completely normal, that was, until last week. My body wouldn’t regulate a temperature, and then yesterday I went to the doctor they said I was fine except for my temperature fluctuations. Last night I went to sleep and then yeah… woke up to a half burning, half frozen bed….” You finished.
“Wow…” said The Flash and Vibe.
“Okay.” Said Caitlyn, smiling. “Let’s run some tests!” She said as she reached out for you and directed you up into the med lab.
***A few hours later***
“Y/N, it looks like the night that the particle accelerator exploded the black matter bonded the right side of your body’s DNA to the ice inside icy drink. And your passion since it originates on the right side of your brain which operates the left side of your body, manifests into a bright blue flame, which is exacerbated by black matter from the explosion.” Reported Caitlyn. “I’m sure that, with The Flash and Vibes help you will learn how to use and harness your powers.” She said.
“Wow… wow… wow…” You said, in shock. “I-I could be a superhero!” You said brightening up. “As soon as I’m trained up, I could help protect the city!”
“Woah there, gurl! Slow down, we’ll get you there, but first, Flash, we really should introduce ourselves… Now Y/N, this is very secret, this stays here in S.T.A.R. labs.” Said Vibe.
“Yeah, this absolutely stays between us, and what we have dubbed team flash. Ready?” The Flash said looking at Vibe, they nodded and Vibe pulled off his goggles to reveal the deepest brown eyes you have ever seen, and The flash pulled off his cowl to reveal his entire face and hair.
“I’m Cisco Ramon and this is Barry Allen.” Said Cisco as he introduced, he and Barry.
Your eyes grew wide with recognition. “You mean the Cisco Ramon and Barry Allen? The Cisco Ramon, who created the shields CCPD used to be protected from Captain Cold, and made the Meta Human boot that CCPD uses to stop metas? The Barry Allen who is CCPDs top CSI?! Wow!” You said in awe.
Cisco was looking at you happily shocked that you knew who he was with out being Vibe. He was happy his reputation was for something so cool. He was seeing you for the first time, he looked you over from the top of your head to your boot clad feet.
“I figured we should know who each other are since we’ll be working together.” Cisco said, his cheeks staining pink as you smiled at him.
“When are we going to start training?” You ask.
“As soon as possible I would think, right Barry?” Asked Cisco.
“Yeah, but we need to figure out what triggers your powers.” Said Berry.
“Couldn’t we figure that out while we train her? Just put her in different scenarios until it triggers?” Asked Cisco.
“We could, but that could be dangerous… but it could be worth it.” Said Barry.
“Let’s do this!” You exclaim, rubbing your hands together.
“Hold on, Chica. We gotta go to our training grounds first.” Cisco said gently pushing your hands down. You couldn’t help, but notice the small spark you felt as he gently pushed your hands down.
“O,okay, lead the way fearless leader.” You say winking at Cisco.
“S-Sure” he stammered as he opened a breach, and pulled you through with him, as Barry zoomed off to meet you at the training grounds.
This is the equivalent of me live tweeting my rewatch so nothing’s coherent or that dissected but here’s basically my reactions to the episode:
Imagine taking a shot every time they say “change” in that opening scene that’s only 90 seconds long….you’d be wasted lol. (Someone should give the writers a thesaurus….the use of the word “change” sooo excessively during the episode was kind of driving me nuts)
Enjoyed that they actually called back to Riley’s fear of change and specifically, “Remember when you were afraid that Lucas was changing?”. It’s a nice confirmation that Secret of Life wasn’t just about Riley being mad he didn’t trust her with his secret.
I think both girls are afraid of changes, just not necessarily the same ones. The rest of the episode basically implies this.
Oh look Riley remembers they have another teacher besides Cory
Riley calling Farkle handsome & then later little Riley using the phrase handsome prince…..mmkay :)
“You saved my life! How can I repay you?”—- um doesn’t little Riley later sing “I am dreaming of a hero” *sips tea*
“What if you love one of us more? What if you marry one of us?” okay writers, not even subtle.
I feel like little Maya automatically laughing and little Riley actually not laughing pretty accurately describes Markle vs Riarkle
Let’s all appreciate the set details and that they actually changed the appliances to reflect something more mid 2000s-ish and something that 20something Corpanga would actually be able to afford (vs their current stainless steel stuff)
“Hee-Haw”—is that a new one?
“Because both of you are special to me in whatever way you’ll eventually tell me”. Okay now I’m super reassured this triangle won’t end in a cliche “Lucas picks a girl”, thank god.
Holy eye contact. So during that bit, it starts off with both girls looking at him. But look at the difference. Riley’s kind of scowling while Maya is wide eyed staring. Lucas finishes his line and we cut back to the girls. This time Riley’s looking away, sort of puzzled (?). Maya meanwhile is continuing the loving eye contact (and adds a slight smile). Cue all that Tales of Human Interaction stuff ;)
“Being friends with you guys have changed me in the best possible ways”. Lucas should really say this louder for the people in the back. People change people isn’t about actively trying/wanting to change someone else.
The musical number…..I need a whole separate post to even start to get through the meta of that bit….
Return of BuckyMcBoingBoing! (if only Lucas realized what that means)
The whole Corpanga talk about people not growing when they get too comfortable with what’s familiar….and even though the episode is about Maya not being comfortable with change…..we get a reaction shot of Riley to that line (the reaction shot of Maya doesn’t come until after how the worst thing one can do is to not accept the change that’s gonna come anyway). Cue Corpanga ideal stuff.
Do I even need to explain the meta stuff about Lucas’s boot and Riley not giving it back and Topanga having that line about old memories right after?
Baby Rilaya <333
Lucas sees Maya cry for the first time and we get “Maya, we’re not going anywhere”
“I’m as good as my promise” Oh Farkle….you clueless scientist, blissfully unaware how “wruh” you are
“I’m yours” “From the day we met”….and people actually wonder why people ship Rilaya
How symbolic that 7 year old Riley has a baby monitor….kinda reminds me how middle school Riley has the Riley committee
current Rilaya w/ mini Rilaya…stab me in the heartttt
I’m okay that they changed the adult Rilaya scene. I wish the kept the Riley being in grad school part though.
Also lol Soho is not that far from Greenwich Village
Can we talk about the costuming?? Adult Riley in a turtleneck, Adult Maya in a plaid shirt/leather jacket! *cough Farkle and Lucas*
I’m digging the room make over! (Also I love the photos of mini Rilaya and present Rilaya doing the same pose)
Lastly, I like how even though they redid the room and had Maya accept the change, they had her dressed in a Pink Floyd t-shirt reminiscent of Maya’s old style.