Heroes Never Die
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xr-8:

 

XR-8 snorts. “I imagine the world would be far more interesting - if dangerous - if that were the case. Not to sell you humans short, of course.” The robot tips an imaginary hat, bowing his head slightly. “That said, I’ve always wondered how some can control fire and not ice, or vice versa - both require the ability to manipulate thermodynamics. Perhaps they just lack the required secondary powers to withstand the effects of their opposite…”

XR-8 ponders the thought for a moment before his gaze focuses on Riou. “And energy manipulation - that’s a strong one, when you think about it. If you could control or manipulate kinetic energy in some way, you would be able to create fire and ice, forcefields, you name it… Then again, I assume your powerset is more limited, although a different type of energy would have a whole new set of possibilities…”

He’d nerded out a bit again. XR-8 forces a small laugh from his vocalizers. “Sorry about that.”

While normally gruff, XR-8 did have some other sides to him - his curious and scientific nature was one, and his inspired nature was the other. He was an artist and a scientist, though he dabbled more in the former than the latter. It was rare for him to show his curious side, though.

"I was stuck on the planet for something like two decades, verging on three. Enes was stuck there for much less. You can see why I’m the cynical one," XR-8 says drily.

"Interesting?  Definitely.  But whooo, can you imagine if that were the case?  If almost everyone had super-powers?  I dunno, I get the feeling the sort of world that would be is…hm.  Different at least."  He chuckles.  "Well, thank you, it’s nice to know there are people who don’t think we humans are small, squishy things."

"Well, it’s…limited to just energy.  It’s a general kind of power, admittedly, nothing quite so…specialized.  Which helps, I think.  Specialization means you’re somewhat limited.  I kind of like the whole…jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none sort of thing."  He listened to XR-8 go on for a while, crossing his arms over his chest with a smirk.  This was interesting.  He’d never had anyone talk about his abilities like this.  It was cute.

"…Yeah, I can understand that."  He said, biting his lip as he listens to XR-8 talk about how long they were there.  "I try to see the good in everything, but then that might be because I’m only nineteen.  …Sorry to hear things went so badly for you, though."

tags → #xr8 #ns6 

cool-and-collective:

blue-and-black-hero:

Hmmm…sure, though I don’t know where on Earth qualifies as “interesting.”  I mean, perhaps a few landmarks or monuments?

Not sure what exactly you’re looking to see, but I’ll try.

     //Just about everything about Earth is interesting!//

     Oh boy, Riou is in for it now.

     //Earth is kind of a dream come true for a bot like me, little man. The different cultures, sights — Primus, the music. It’s all brilliant. Love it. Never got to see much of it, but now’s our chance. Our meaning you’re coming with me. Got my own native to tell me all about it. Another dream come true.//

     //How do you feel about a vacation from your job? I can pull some strings — get us anywhere our little hearts desire.// 

Sure, I don’t see why not.  My job’s got a really flexible schedule.  I can take a break whenever i want.  Just that, heh, I dunno if I’m quite the guide you’re looking for.  I’m not that worldly.  Or rather, all my time was spent doing work, so I didn’t get to mingle or explore too much.

But yeah, a vacation sounds great.  And I’d be lucky to have a rather handsome guide of my own, hm?~

no-more-human-pets:

blue-and-black-hero:

"I bet it was.  I’m sure the rain here on Earth isn’t quite the same.  Must be nice to not have to worry about getting one’s paint scored or systems fried though."  He gave another sigh.

"I could prove it, you know.  I’m just loathe too.  Most people freak out when they see what I can do.  And I have to keep a low profile from other humans.  Heh, I’ve no interesting in finding myself stretched out a lab table anytime soon."

"Earth rain is…calming." It was nice, however, to not have to worry about the rain. Now all he needed to worry about was twisters and other calamities. Small favors.

"I wont ask but I wont believe you either. I’ve no reason to trust you."

"That’s fine sir.  I wouldn’t ask you to trust me without some proof that I wasn’t just making it all up anyway.  So, as a show of good faith…"  His hands moved up to undo the clasps of his helmet, tugging it from his head to set it at his side, shaking his head.

"Whew, always feels good to get some fresh air in this suit."  He drags a gloved hand through his hair.  Then, he holds his hand up.  "And, a second show."  A small smirk on his face his time as he curls his fingers into a fist…

"…Whatcha think, sir?"

tags → #nomorehumanpets 

ns-6:

xr-8:

 

"Sounds useful," XR-8 comments. He doesn’t ask any more questions; he had enough information to absorb as is. "Can’t imagine what kind of genetic sequence would allow you to manipulate energy like that… Then again, I’ve definitely seen my fair share of the unexplainable."

He hadn’t been lying about the space whales, though they were rare.

"We needed some space for NS-6’s forts, and I like having some empty ones to project my simulations into. We might have gone a little overboard on the space to compensate for the fact that we’ve essentially been living in closets all our lives."

NS-6 places his hands on his hips and grins. “Organics are so interesting! Here I was thinking that a lot of odd variables went into constructing synthetic and then I learn about this! It’s very fascinating.” The bot pokes the forcefield. His finger is surrounded by the energy like before. The opportunity is taken to log some readings. “Hrm… were any of your ancestors kickass but super secret superheroes as well?”

The lifter-bot glances to his mate and laughs. “What about the paradoxical space that looked empty, bu was completely devoid of free mass? Ah, that was magical.”

NS-6 gazes around the main room and sighs out a bit of heat contently. They’ve come far in such a short time.

"We shared the closets with the brooms, too. This is a bit overboard, but I think it’s justified all the same."

"Well, it’s still not very common, after all.  You don’t see humans up and down every street and on every corner with fire or ice or whatever spewing from their fingertips and what not.”  He said with a shrug.  ”If they were, I don’t know about it.”  He answered.  ”Would be cool if they were, but I don’t know.”

"Wow…closets?  Yeesh, okay, yeah that makes sense.  Surprised you don’t wind up being claustrophobic or something as a result.  How long did you guys wind up being stuck in closets?"  He wouldn’t want to be stuck in a closet for most of his life.

tags → #ns6 #xr8 

cool-and-collective:

blue-and-black-hero:

Heh, if you say so Jazz.  I wouldn’t mind.  It’s been forever since I’d travelled via car before.  Usually it’s just a hop jump and a skip across the roofs for me.

Will be nice to be able to actually feel the wind in my hair for a change.

     //See? Your buddy Jazz’s gonna spoil ya. Nothing you can do about it now, you’re gonna be stuck with me.//

     Hums.

     //But hey, we gotta make a deal out of this. I take you on a little ride, but only if you make sure we go to some interesting places. None of that borin’ stuff, but nothin’ I gotta call in reinforcements for either.//

     //Pretty sure old Prowler will come down from Kaon and shoot me deactivated if I got ya in trouble.// 

Hmmm…sure, though I don’t know where on Earth qualifies as “interesting.”  I mean, perhaps a few landmarks or monuments?

Not sure what exactly you’re looking to see, but I’ll try.

cool-and-collective:

blue-and-black-hero:

…I’m still confused why.  Was it because I was just casually talked to the Unmaker or something?

…Sure, if you want?  I dun mind either way.

     //Nah, think it’s a human thing. You crazy kids got this way ‘bout ya. ‘sides, who doesn’t talk to the Unmaker? Sure, a few of ‘em are high but that’s besides the point.//

     A snort. He’s tired but staring at the ceiling isn’t helping.

     //Figure that I oughta poke at ya. Kind of want to explore your planet anyway. didn’t get a chance to last time. Company would be nice.// 

Heh, if you say so Jazz.  I wouldn’t mind.  It’s been forever since I’d travelled via car before.  Usually it’s just a hop jump and a skip across the roofs for me.

Will be nice to be able to actually feel the wind in my hair for a change.

Notjustbatsy is power overwhelming

Even before he sees the owner of said power, does he realize perhaps the enormity of it.  It radiates off it’s owner like the heat of the sun.  Only this doesn’t seem like a pleasant heat at all.  If anything it feels oppressive.  Perhaps not through any sense of malice, but simply through sheer intensity.  His fists clench tightly, jaw as well under his helmet.  He has to suppress his own field in the hopes the other one won’t sense him, but at this point, it’s likely already too late.

There are few beings that cause Riou to hesitate.  Fewer still that invoke long buried instincts in him, the same primal instincts that animals possess.

This just might be one of those.

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//Yeah, as in a drug high. Not sure why. Just feel like I should be. I owe you a drive when I’m done on Velocitron, don’t I?//

…I’m still confused why.  Was it because I was just casually talked to the Unmaker or something?

…Sure, if you want?  I dun mind either way.

//You make me feel like I should be high.//
cool-and-collective

…High like, as in a drug high?

Why’s that, Jazz?

m҉A͜͜D̡̀͝E̷ ͡͞Ǫf҉ ̴̨͞D̢̨̀I͡r͝t̢͏͟
ofshadowandchaos

Yes yes, in some universe you’re the core of the Earth, I know.

Not in mine thank god.

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