Base Game Story Mode: Epilogue
The crisis is over. Thanoseid has been defeated, and the multiverse, now in the face of a massive power vacuum, begins reverting to it's original state. The heroes of both universes shake hands, whilst the villains begin to plan their escape. All is as one would expect... except the heroes find that Metron
has disappeared from their party!
Perplexed, the metahumans look around, then, suddenly, in a huge flash of light, everyone disappears. Gone. Vanished. Eradicated. Everyone from Superman to Wasp, Doctor Doom to Ra's Al Ghul, just suddenly disappeared... except, for Thanos
Meanwhile, on Apokolips, the Black Order and Darkseid's Generals are scattered, trying to recuperate from their defeat at the hands of the DC and Marvel heroes. However, an explosion goes off within Granny Goodness' Orphanage, causing Parademons and Outriders to scour the scene, whilst unbeknownst to them, on the opposite side of the structure, a mysterious figure leaves the scene, vanishing in a gust of smoke.
DLC Story Mode: PrologueGambit
is called to Charles Xavier's officer, with an important mission for him. Since Thanoseid had supposedly been defeated, the Multiverse should have been restored, yet things remain the same and chaos is running rampant on multiple Earths; Worse than before, in fact, as the Multiverse is tearing itself at an even faster pace, with new universes being involved in this conflict every hour.
But, most importantly, Charles has sensed the disappearance of several of his X-Men: Scott, Logan, Ororo and Eric, the mutants that went against Thanoseid, are now all out of his telepathic reach, causing Charles to panic. Without the X-Men's leadership figures, he is not taking any risks; Effective immediately, the X-Mansion is under lockdown, with mutants and metahumans being called to shelter. Any and all remaining X-Men are to remain and gaurd the Mansion... but not Gambit. Being a veteran member with insanely impressive espionage skills, Remy is easily the best candidate to take lead on a new mission: Since the vanishing of major political figures such as King T'Challa and Victor Von Doom, a new country from another Earth has revealed itself, claiming to have massive power: Kahndaq. With S.H.I.E.L.D. out of commission after the catastrophic Infinity Crisis, Charles takes it upon himself to maintain evaluation of new potential threats, and sends Gambit to investigate the country on his own and report back.
Meanwhile, at the Justice Society Headquarters, two S.O.S. signals have went off; One from Hawkman, and one from Prime Earth's Justice League.
(I'm going with the narrative that the JSA is an Earth-2 team, and that they have an established relationship with Prime Earth's JL due to previous Crisis. This should line up with how most modern DC storylines handle it)
Since the Infinity Crisis, the members of the JSA have been scattered trying to hold down the fort and defend the Earths from natural disasters and the like. Power Girl
, having just returned from a saving Madripoor from a sudden flood, elects to investigate the League's S.O.S. Unfortunately for her, a massive attack on Kahndaq breaks the news, forcing her to disregard the signal.
DLC Story Mode: Chapter One
As Gambit arrives just outside Kahndaq's borders, an army of robots begins flying overhead. Confused, Gambit continues forth, and upon entering the country, finds citizens fleeing the scene as they are under attack. Not knowing what they are but finding them attacking innocents, Gambit blows his cover and begins fighting them off.
After some time, Gambit becomes overwhelmed, but a figure suddenly swoops in and deals with the robots with ease. This savior reveals himself to be none other than Black Adam!
After dispatchng the robots, Black Adam remarks that he recognizes what they are: The Manhunters
, a series of intergalactic peacekeepers build by the Guardians of the Universe before they founded the Green Lantern Corps. However, none of that is of importance to him, because he realizes Gambit is not of Kahndaq. Declaring him an invader, Adam demands Gambit to leave, but the latter refuses, arguing he just saved his citizens' lives. You can guess what happens next.
Aftee their fight, Adam and Gambit are at a stand still; having never fought a metahuman with such a unique power as Gambit's, he is taken aback, but enough is enough, and Adam is decides to no longer hold back. Fortunately for the outmatched mutant, Power Girl swoops in his defense. This leads to another
fight, between Adam and Power Girl, before another squadron of Manhunters appear. For the moment, the 3 of them decide to set aside any differences and fight in defense of Kahndaq.
DLC Story Mode: Chapter Two
In the streets of New York, just outside Avengers Tower, all hell is breaking loose; Squadrons of Manhunters tearing up the streets, and without their biggest players, the Avengers are scrambling to keep up with them. A group of Manhunters fly overhwad before a series of arrows chucks each one in the head, and they fall to the ground. Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye
, is fighting back, whilst other Avengers take to the streets. And he's not alone: Kate Bishop, a.k.a. Hawkeye
, is by his side! Totally not confusing!
Clint decides that they need to divide and conquer, and has Kate take to the streets in order to save citizens, much to her chagrin.
After fighting off a small group of Manhunters, a larger group of Manhunters fly in, ready to annihilate her. But in the nick of time, an army of squirrels stampedes down the streets, and the Manhunters are quickly dispatched. The unbeatable Squirrel Girl
has arrived to the scene, ready to help the Avengers! Kate fails to take her seriously, but there's not time as the Manhunters just keep coming. They decide to fall back to Avengers Tower, only to find it has been completely overrun; Kate, fearing Clint have be in danger, attempts to rush in... but in a twist of fate, the entire tower disappears! The Multiverse is shifting in weird ways, and inconveniently swaps the 616 Avengers Tower with Oscorp Tower from the year 2099!
The Spider-Man of 2099
leaps off the tower and fends off the Manhunters with the two heroes, amazed he is fighting side by side with the legendary Squirrel Girl, whom had become a great historical figure in 2099! He has no idea who the other girl is, though.
In desperate need of reinforcements, they attempt to regroup at the Baxter Building... but Metron, having disappeared initially from the main group, now resurfaces in front of them. He whisks them away before they could be overrun by more Manhunters, and the streets are now empty... the Avengers are gone.
The planet of New Genesis, once a home to the all-powerful New Gods, and a paradise in of itself, is now just a husk of it's former self. The planet is now left in ruins, destruction everywhere; The Highfather and his New Gods stood no chance against Thanoseid and his dual armies.
The only two identifiable living beings left on the planet are left roaming, exploring the ruins, hoping to find any survivors. Had they not been held captive in Granny Goodness' Orphanage, they could have helped. But Thanoseid made sure to detain all immediate threats beforehand.
Saddened by the loss of their homeworld, Mister Miracle
and Big Barda
are left to find comfort in only eachother. However, their beepers go off as they suddenly recieve an S.O.S. from the Watchtower: The Justice League is in danger. They both decide to head out to help; Nobody else shall die on their watch.
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 3
In the midst of the Savage Lands, located in the center of Antarctica, a sudden burst of energy appears. Metron
, utulizing the Mobius Chair, has teleported the likes of Black Adam
, Power Girl
, Squirrel Girl
and Spider-Man 2099
within the island. The heroes, confused and frustrated, are all ready to throw arms, but Metron pipes up and explains the situation.
After the defeat of Thanoseid, all of the heroes and villains involved mysteriously disappeared from the face of the Universe, as well as the Infinity Stones and Anti-Life equation. Shocked, the heroes wonder if they were all killed, but Metron reveals that they were, in fact, adbucted by a powerful cosmic force from Earth-616. Who could it have been? Regardless, Metron reveals that he sensed a new cosmic presence and disappeared before this happened.
Metron attempted to face him down but was overwhelmed by his power; The Mobius Chair was damaged, and as a result he had no choice but to scour the universe and group up any remaining heroes so they
could form a new alliance between the Multiverse and defeat them.
Of course, that doesn't explain the sudden appearance of Manhunters all across the globe. The Avengers recieved an S.O.S. from the main team before being attacked, and at this rate their threat is preventing them from taking any proper action. Tensions begin to rise as the heroes still feel distrustful of Metron, not to mention that he transported them to the Savage Lands of all places! Attempts to break up the dispute simply lead to anger, and the heroes begin fighting eachother whilst Metron simply scoffs and disappears.
Their fight is broken up when the Watchtower appears overhead and teleports all 6 of them on board. Black Adam accuses Power Girl of using the Justice League to keep him away from Kahndaq, but Mister Miracle and Big Bards, being the ones to have transported them to the Watchtower, successfully break it off, with Metron in tow.
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 4
The 8 heroes, all gathered on the Watchtower, take charge of the the base and it's equipment, with a new plan; Given that the Manhunters were created by the Guardians, the team will pay a vists to Oa to investigate the situation. Due to their connection with rhe JSA, Power Girl plans to regroup with Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern
, on Oa as a confidant when confronting the Guardians.
However, Black Adam, wanting nothing more than to make a return to Kahndaq and prepare it's defenses, splits off fron the Oa team, and Squirrel Girl and Hawkeye decide to venture to Kahndaq with him. Regardless, the teams are set, and they split up. Metron remains within the Watchtower.
The Oa Team, consisting of Power Girl, Gambit, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Spider-Man 2099 boomtube to the planet, only to find that the planet itself is under siege by... more Manhunters!
With no time to waste, the heroes quickly dispatch, and on the surface of the planet find Alan Scott holding his ground. The team makes short work of the Manhunters and quickly venture to the Guardians of the Universe, only to find them in fierce battle against the Manhunters. After saving their lives, the Guardians explain that they have deduced the reason behind the resurgence of the Manhunters:
The collision of the Multiverse has awakened the Moniter and the Anti-Moniter. In the wake of Thanoseid's defeat and the disappearance of the heroes that stopped him, the Anti-Moniter has chosen now to strike and finally consume the Multiverse with anti-matter energy. He killed the Moniter and awakened an army of Manhunters, reprogramming them to be under his command and sent them to eliminate any remaining threats. The Avengers, the X-Men, the Justice League, etc. Any remaining members and outlier metahumans have become prime targets, and the Anti-Moniter, having been defeated in a previous crisis, is taking no chances.
Gambit quickly realizes the X-Mansion could be under attack and demands the heroes return to Earth A.S.A.P., until an explosion goes off at Oa's central battery.
The heroes arrives to find the Green Lantern Corps. being overrun. They back them up with ease, but are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of the Anti-Moniter
himself. They all square up, but the Guardians intervene and demands the heroes go as far away from Oa as possible; only if this new group of leftover heroes survive does the Multiverse have a chance against the Anti-Moniter. Alan, being old and out of his league in the war against the Anti-Moniter, elects to stay behind on Oa with the rest of the Corps; If he is to die, he chooses to die defending them.
The heroes reach the Javelin and boomtube away from the planet, whilst the Green Lanterns are lain waste to. Mister Miracle decides to boomtube to the other Lantern planets, in hopes of gaining enough raw power to stand a chance; However, upon arriving to Qward, the home of the Sinestro Corps, they find it completely obliterated. The Anti-Moniter must have gotten to them, and it is at this point that the heroes deduce that the other Lanterns just have faced the same fate.
There are no more Lanterns.
Suddenly, another Multiversal shift happens. Miracle attempts to boomtube out of the area, but the cosmic energy waves being produced from the Multiverse tearing are incredibly strong this time around; This must be a sign that even more Earths are being involved, ones in corners of the Multiverse very far off from their own. As they boomtube out, the Javelin arrives on Earth, in... Toronto, of all places.
The Javelin is then attacked by a group of Manhunters and they crash withing a random city street. As they are fighting them, a hooded figure rushes in from the allies and quickly lays waste multiple Manhunters with a magical sword.
The heroes look around confused, only for the figure to turn around and exclaim just one thing: "Holy sh*t, is that Gambit!?"
DLC Story Mode: Interlogue 2
The planet of Talescria is under attack from an army of Manhunters; Invincible
and the Coalition of Planers are holding them off well, but are confused all the same. They were in the midst of planning their attack on Viltrum, then this army suddenly attacked. Could this be Thragg's way of retaliation?
It most certainly is not. A green portal opens behind Invincible as he quickly turns around, only to exclaim one thing; "You!"
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 5
Black Adam's return to Kahndaq was a mistake. His presence has endangered the country more than if he had left, but Adam does not plan on abandoning his country and will continue to defend his country. The two disgusting outsiders, Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl, remaing helpful, but the first chance Adam gets, they are gone.
After laying waste to numerous Manhunters, Adam decides to up the ante. Their numbers are great, but Black Adam power is greater. In behest of the two heroes, he decided to take lead, and formulates a plan. Adam has a gateway to the Rock of Eternity hidden in Kahndaq, and he demands for Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl to defend the gateway whilst he, ah, pays a visit. They immediately argue back, but Adam simply picks them up, super speeds over to the gateway, and drops them off. Adam uncovers the hidden entrance and walks in, leaving the other two to hold off a series of Manhunters. On their own.
Adam calls for the spirit of the Wizard to appear before him. Reluctantly, the Wizard's ghost adheres, yet declares for Adam to leave. Adam refuses; He argues that if all the heroes who went against Thanoseid have disappeared, then so has Shazam; without the Wizard's champion around, the only one with his power left is Black Adam himself. He declares that if they are to stand any chance against the Manhunters, the Wizard must give him more of his power.
Naturally, the Wizard refuses, but Adam boxes him in. In the midst of a Multiversal crisis, there is low possibility the Wizard will find a secondary champion and train him in time to combat it; Furthermore, with lives currently being endangered by the Manhunters, Adam argues that every second he does not boost his own power, more lives will succumb to their attacks. The Wizard and Adam stand-off, with the latter's ultimatum on the table. There is only one choice in the matter...
Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl stand over and army of Manhunters, exhausted from the fight. More arrive for them to battle, but this may very well be their last stand... until Black Adam flies out of the gateway and destroys all of them in seconds. He has now been granted the powers of a 7th god: Isis, increasing his magical abilities by tenfold. However, he now has a new command for the two heroes: Leave Kahndaq immediately. Their services are no longer needed. He immediately takes off to his throne and declares that Kahndaq is now under martial law, decreeing that they are to enter a war state until the Manhunter threat has been defeated. A magical barrier is set around Kahndaq, acting as a shield against any more potential Anti-Moniter attacks.
It is at this point a boomtube opens, and the Oa team enters Kahndaq, now accompanied by one Scott Pilgrim
. They regroup with Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl and make way to Adam's throne room. Miracle steps up and informs them of what is truly happening: The Anti-Moniter is attacking. Adam does not flinch.
He decrees that he will face the Anti-Moniter on his own, as his newly acquired magical abilities are more than a match for him (they aren't). The heroes immediately argue back, but Adam declares that they should be thankful he does not imprison them for tresspassing into Kahndaq, and that he could very easily destroy the world powers if he so desires. He flies off and sends a powerful lightning bolt through space, in order to attract the attention of the Anti-Moniter. The heroes immediately fight back, as Adam would very easily endanger Earth.
A fight breaks out as it is now Black Adam against the other heroes. Aiming for Power Girl first, Adam isolates her from the group, as both of their speeds make it impossible for the others to keep up. This, was a mistake, as Adam defeats Power Girl in battle by exploiting her vulnerability to magic. Adam returns and dispatches the other heroes with ease and flies off into the air.
The heroes all get up, badly bruised, and realize that they are outmatched by Adam. Suddenly, a blue and yellow streak flies overhead, and Adam is caught off guard as he is knocked right into the ground. Invincible
has arrived onto the scene! He and Adam immediately square off, with Invincible proving to be a formiddable match to the anti-hero.
Power Girl recuperates, and Scott Pilgrim joins her as together they join the fight, and incapicate Black Adam once he is weakened by Invincible.
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 6
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 7
DLC Story Mode: Chapter 8
DLC Story Mode: Epilogue
The remaining chapters will be updated layer in the week.