Metaverse:The Episodes

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Season One Episode List

Episode 1: Hyperreality Bites Five strangers are forced into service on a mysterious mission, traveling to parallel universes and occupying the bodies of key figures.

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Mysterious agents for an unknown organization visited four individuals: a yoga teacher and secret cat burglar named Aquamarine, the aging rodeo queenRosie Harvin, and prison psychologist Jenika Clarkson. These three were coerced and blackmailed into blindly joining a secret program for purposes unknown.
Around the same time, Crash Jaxun, a professional gamer and hacker extraordinaire, showed up unexpectedly; he claimed to know about the program and demanded a chance to join it. Yet another individual, a technician for the program named Jebidiah Lexingon, was informed that his duties had changed and he would be joining the project as well. These five formed the core team for a mission that injects them into an alternate universe, where they occupy the bodies of strangers.

After a brief introduction to the Project Manager Col. Steve Richardson and Chief Engineer Dr. Samantha Simkins, as well as a vague explanation of the project itself, the pilots were directed into their metapods and immediately uploaded into their first alternate world--Earth 00668, Sentinel City.

The pilots found themselves in a waiting room, in the bodies of superheroes: Lady Veil, Hex Destiny, Mr. Moxie, Riptide, and Bombshell 3.0. These individuals had entered themselves in a competition reality show called American Sentinel, and they were grouped together for the team rounds, starting with a hostage situation in a bank. Unfortunately, a problem with another superhero with a prior claim forced Mr. Moxie to revert to his previous childhood title, Kid Titan, which he'd abandoned after writing a contraversial tell-all book about his experiences as a teenage sidekick.

The judges made a brief visit to the waiting room to welcome all of the contestants. They were:
--Doctor Dynamo, a one-time supervillain turned hero for the second time and a former member of the Sentinels;
--Katrina Callsman, owner of a well known superhero IP; and
--Encino Girl, who wielded the power of the valley.

Following an introduction from vapid host Bryan Seacrest, the newly branded Alpha Squad were sent into the challenge, where they proved less than stellar initially. They never got around to formulating a plan until fully mired in the problem. Some struggled to get into the building, while others were faced with Jackhammer, the Janitor, and the Curler inside. Kid Titan inexplicably began the challenge by punching the outside wall of the bank. Ultimately the were able to stop a lot of bank robbers, but not before Johnny Legion, another superhero with the ability to clone himself, swooped in and rescued the hostages out from under them.

It's only after the excitement of the challenge has faded that the team realize they have no logout interface and no way to step out of these avatars without outside help.

Metaverse:Hyperreality Bites

GM Breakage count: 1
First appearance of: Metapods, Crash Jaxun, Dr. Jenika Clarkson, Rosie Harvin, Jebidiah Lexington, Aquamarine, Hex Destiny, Lady Veil, Kid Titan, Riptide, Bombshell 3.0, Johnny Legion, Col. Steve Richardson, Dr. Samantha Simkins, Doctor Dynamo


Episode 2: Earth 00668

Trapped in the bodies of superheroes, the team finds themselves unwitting contestants on America's hottest competition: "American Sentinel."  They are sent to protect a mall opening, but is there something else afoot...?

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Following the failure of their first challenge, the team sat together and discussed their performance. They came to two points of agreement:
1. Talking together and formulating a united plan is a better way for them to achieve success, and
2. Johnny Legion is kind of a dick.

The team immediately had to revise their list of irritating competitors, however, when Reddit Lad came over solely to insult and belittle them. They exchanged verbal abuse, and ultimately the team used their powers to attack him in multiple small but humiliating ways. The argument was only stopped by an intern stepping in and sending them off on their next challenge: security work at a newly opening Sentinel City Mall.

On the bus over, one of the show staff informs Kid Titan that he's scheduled next for the confessional, and asks if he can get a bit of preliminary interviewing done before. Through the course of this interview, we learn about Butch Baker's career as a private investigator, the infamous Rocketboots Incident, and the event that brought him back to super heroism.

The bus arrives at the mall shortly after. The dedication of the mall was planned to begin shortly, and the Mayor Cynthia John's crew is already setting up, so the team disperse briefly to explore the space, form a perimeter around the mayor, and any possible avenues of defense. As they do so, Kid Titan recognizes a very fashionably suited man standing near the mayor as Armor Guy, a preeminent former sentinel who has a particular beef with him regarding his writings. Reconvening, the team puts together a plan of action, wires a few of Bombshell's nanowasps to act as communication devices, and spreads out to look for potential threats. They listen with half an ear and a handful of salt to Armor Guy's welcoming speech, noticing an odd proliferation of mimes and other street performers. In the midst of the Mayor's speech, the mimes begin harassing some of the security guards, and four of them rush the stage at the same time the team hear screaming from the thirst floor.

The team initially prove very successful, taking out most of the mimes right off, despite their ability to conjure walls through mime. The mimes are reinforced by a team of buskers wielding the power of really uncool music, however, and three villains, Chambermaid, Le Resistance, and Punch-and-Judy, used the chaos as cover to carry off a bystander. The team had to split their attention to clean up the remaining chaos in the mall and lasso the monorail serving as a getaway car. The villains are ultimately overpowered in an epic showdown in a monorail car, the hostage saved, but not before Riptide is knocked unconscious and Lady Veil dies and must regenerate.

After a brief moment of consternation as Hex Destiny tried to recall where she left the hostage, the team return to accolades and discover that they have rescued no less than the British Ambassador to Sentinel City, Lord John Marbury, Earl of Cray, Marquis of Needham and Dolby, Baronet of Brisee.
For their success, the team members (with the exception of Lady Veil, who's still reincarnating)are given opportunities to briefly advocate for themselves as the next American Sentinel; their speeches are somewhat less than stunning, but well meant and well received.

GM Breakage count: 2
First appearance of: Reddit Lad, Armor Guy


Episode 3: Finger Licking' Dead

The gang must race against a rival squad to defeat a "fowl" threat to Sentinel City.

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Little has happened in the week since the team's previous challenge. They have been sequestered from one another with no opportunity to talk. Bombshell's nanowasp continues to harass Reddit Lad, who has no doubt had a bit of his own harassment to dish out in return. Kid Titan has noticed that his powers seem to be weaker and a little less reliable than usual. One of the show interns asks for an interview with a member of the team; his conversation with Bombshell is...not perhaps the better interview even given. Ahome world scientist attempted to communicate with the metapilots, but the connection is spotty and unreliable; she indicates that they have had trouble retrieving the pilots. Jebidiah corroborates this, stating that the metapod system has not proven reliable,

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First appearance of: Markus, Hashtag Hashtag, the Four Chans


Episode 4: David Bowie's Codpiece

Yeah, it's going to be an a-maze-ing episode: we guarantee it.

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Episode 5: Permanent Down Vote

With two of their own accused of murder, the MetaPilots seek out the real killer/s. Or are their teammates guilty after all?

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Episode 6: A Real Losing Streak

A murderous conspiracy is afoot at American Sentinel, and it's up the The Alpha Squad to solve it -- before they're next!

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Episode 7: Johnny B. Good-ish?

Approached by an old foe seeking help, the Alpha Squad must decide how much risk to take in search of the truth.

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Episode 8: Collateral Damage Is A Given

Hunted by assassins while seeking shelter at the "American Sentinel" studios, the Alpha Squad find themselves under siege & responsible for the safety of countless innocent civilians.

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Episode 9: Gunmen Of The Apocalypse

Ninja Emily Dickinson. Steampunk Richard Gatling. Druidic Johnny Appleseed. And a herd of zombies… or is that called a “shuffle”?

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First appearance of: Dona Maria Vasquez de Villa, the Agent, King Teddy Roosevelt, Nick Krieger


Episode 10: It's Good To Be The King

Having found their quarry, the team must find a way to convince him to return to his native reality. But getting Teddy Roosevelt to abdicate the throne of Yosemite won't be easy...

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First appearance of: Slou Foot Sue, Tessa


Episode 11: The War Of Eastern Aggression

The citizens of Yosemite are under attack -- and only Ninja Emily Dickinson, SteamPunk Richard Gatling, Druidic Johnny Appleseed, "Not a Myth Anymore" Slou-Foot Sue, Aeronaut Orville Wilbur Wright, and King Theodore Roosevelt can save them.

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First appearance of: Wilbur Orville Wright


Episode 12: Smoke On The Water

The team finds itself facing a new threat while trying to protect an old ally: King Teddy Roosevelt is ready for war, and they have no choice but to join him.

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First appearance of: Annie Oakley


Episode 13: (Un)Dam It

The Industrialists have completed a new form of power plant capable of turning the war's tide, and it's up to the team to pull the plug.  But first, they'll need to seek help from a pair of old friends...also gorillas.

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Episode 14: The Nick Of Time

A hydroelectric threat in the middle of a desert & a metapod pilot unwilling to come home: The American Civil War 2 (Electric Boogaloo) is about to go off the rails for good...

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Episode 15: Galaxy Force 5 Chapter 1: The Prince's Diary

The team is inserted into a new Metaverse, one where Magical Girls and technology rule the day. Old allies and new join forces to become to face off against the greatest power this galaxy has ever seen!

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