I know what Mace did at the end of the ep is a self sacrificing and heroic move
But can we talk about the scene where he tackled Shockley?
Mace was the first to react and his instinct wasn’t to duck and hide, he ran right into the line of fire and tackled Shockley in order to protect everyone else - he wasn’t on the serum, he had no powers, no protections, just a normal human, and when faced with a threat to his people, he had no qualms about putting his own life on the line
I know Mace keeps saying he doesn’t feel like a hero or he isn’t a hero or he wants to prove himself to be a hero, but in that moment he just proved that he’s ALREADY A HERO and he didn’t need powers to be one - the powers didn’t make him The Patriot, it’s what’s already in his heart
Shockley was a live grenade and Mace threw himself on it to shield everyone else, just like Steve Rogers did
I HATE HAVING TO DO EVERYTHING DIGITAL WITH A MOUSE.
aka my tablet died on the 4th of May and my new one won’t be here until the 9th, and of course it was right when I was starting to map out colors for these two dorks
Okay so long story short, I went and turned Brainstorm and Nautica into gems, so that in case things go to hell in a handbasket in MTMTE, I can at least still have these two. I don’t consider these the finalized designs, on account of being tablet-less and only able to do so much as far as digital coloring without wanting to murder something. They’re pretty close, but not quite there.
Brainstorm is Turquoise, a faun-like gem, and has limb enhancers even though technically he doesn’t really need them. He’s a gem weapons specialist known for making things just because he can. Lots of things seen as novelties because they’re just eccentric enough to not be immediate go-to weapons, are his doing. Nautica is Ametrine and maintains larger pieces of gem tech, like ships and communication hubs and such. She has gem-technology “wings” that help her have a greater range of places she can actually reach, and a communicator on the side of her head that projects a visor with tech readouts when needed.
Of the two I think Ametrine might undergo more notable visual changes, since while I like this design, she just doesn’t quite feel… done. Don’t know why, and for all I know it might just take a few days for my mind to settle down over it, which has happened before with other designs I’ve churned out. And if changes happen, then I can consider future designs regenerations and this one an earlier form.
Do not use, copy, edit, or repost this art without my express permission. Not for use in ANY roleplays.
In June 1972, a woman appeared in Cedar Senai hospital in nothing but a white, blood-covered gown.
Now this, in itself, should not be too surprising as people often have accidents nearby and come to the nearest hospital for medical attention, but there were two things that caused people who saw her to vomit and flee in terror.
The first being that she wasn’t exactly human. She resembled something close to a mannequin, but had the dexterity and fluidity of a normal human being. Her face was as flawless as a mannequins, devoid of eyebrows and smeared in make-up.
There was a kitten clamped in her jaws so unnaturally tight that no teeth could be seen, and the blood was still squirting out over her gown and onto the floor. She then pulled it out of her mouth, tossed it aside and collapsed.
From the moment she stepped through the entrance to when she was taken to a hospital room and cleaned up before being prepped for sedation, she was completely calm, expressionless and motionless. The doctors thought it best to restrain her until the authorities could arrive and she did not protest. They were unable to get any kind of response from her and most staff members felt too uncomfortable to look directly at her for more than a few seconds.
But the second the staff tried to sedate her, she fought back with extreme force. Two members of staff had to hold her down as her body rose up on the bed with that same, blank expression.
She turned her emotionless eyes towards the male doctor and did something unusual. She smiled.
As she did, the female doctor screamed and let go out of shock. In the woman’s mouth were not human teeth, but long, sharp spikes. Too long for her mouth to close fully without causing any damage…
The male doctor stared back at her for a moment before asking “What in the hell are you?”
She cracked her neck down to her shoulder to observe him, still smiling.
There was a long pause, the security had been alerted and could be heard coming down the hallway.
As he heard them approach, she darted forward, sinking her teeth into the front of his throat, ripping out his jugular and letting him fall to the floor, gasping for air as he choked on his own blood.
She stood up and leaned over him, her face coming dangerously close to his as the life faded from his eyes.
She leaned closer and whispered in his ear.
“I… am… God…”
The doctor’s eyes filled with fear as he watched her calmly walk away to greet the security men. His last ever sight would be watching her feast on them one by one.
The female doctor who survived the incident named her “The Expressionless”.
It’s so fucking awesome to me that the way so many people were drawing the mysterious hooded hoodie person was so similar to what we just saw?? Like before this, I thought it was kind of funny that everyone was just assuming they had a glitch face because I figured once the next broadcast rolls around they’ll probably turn around and it’ll just be a normal human face but NOW