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And now part 22 of the Traitor Game Essentials re-presentation of Traitor Game VI: Back to Basics. After the dramatic ending of the previous installment, things get tense. Really, really tense.




Chris Lang 02-05-2007 12:36 AM

Ukyo gazed at the kitchen in shock. She turned away from Spider-Man's gruesome remains. "I'm sorry, Spider-Man..."

She backed away toward the kitchen entrance, and tried desperately to compose herself. But it was no good...

[I]There's nothing you can do for them now[/I], she told herself. [I]Crying over it won't help, either! This is no time for grief or guilt. Do you want to end up like Moon Knight and the others?[/I]

She turned to the others, to look them in the eye. "I didn't do this." she said, shaking. "I know what it looks like, but I didn't do it. Not even by accident!"

"But I still feel guilty about this because the killer got the idea from me!" Ukyo cried. "If I hadn't got so caught up in the moment, I wouldn't have used those okonomiyaki bombs on those Doombots, and then the killer would never have known I used them."

Ukyo was about to burst into tears, but then she mentally scolded herself. [I]What did Cologne TELL you? She told you not to let your emotions get the better of you! There's too much at stake here![/I]

Ukyo gazed at the five others, with suspicion. "It doesn't matter, because I KNOW who did this!"

Ukyo glared at Mantis. "Mantis, you think you're so smart! You act like you're the Secret Avenger and correctly guessed Jade in the first round! I'm on to you now! Jade's on to you! We're ALL on to you now! So just confess now and get this over with!"

Ukyo's tone changed, becoming a cold mockery of Mantis'. [COLOR="Green"]"This One votes for [B]Mantis[/B]."[/COLOR]

Ukyo then returned to a normal tone of voice, though much calmer. "And while you're at it, tell us how you killed Jericho, the Hulk, and Power Girl. We haven't found the bodies yet, but Doom told us they were killed. You might as well spend the rest of this round telling us how ALL the murders were committed."


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 12:55 AM

Jade raised an eyebrow over the murders. It seemed that a large batch of suspects on his list were now officially wiped out. However, he now had to improvise, and inquired to Ukyo:

"Ukyo, far be it from me to start the inquisition now, but I do have a question. Is it not true that you have perfected the art of creating exploding okonomiyaki bombs? As much as I hate to admit it, I cannot afford to trust anyone at this late juncture, especially with the lines becoming crossed"


The Purple Skull 02-05-2007 01:11 AM

Back at the main lobby, Dr. Doom makes a rather unexpected appearance.

[COLOR="Green"]Greetings again. Now I know we all have had our differences. What with me trying to kill you all. And do not get me wrong, I am still planning on doing that. But for the moment, I have a special treat for all of you tonight.

You see, one of New Latveria's most treasured citizens has dropped by to visit us. Not only that, but he is here to perfom the national anthem of New Latveria! So will you all please rise for the national anthem performed by the esteemed Perry Coma![/COLOR]

Perry Coma: New Latveriaa New Latveriaaa New Latveeeerrrriaaaa*

(Imagine a slow, monotonous song going on for 10-20 minutes and you have an accurate description of how the national anthem of New Latveria is sung.)

The slow moving anthem seemed to cure the group's insomnia. Everybody from the current players in Castle Doom to the ones eliminated in Limbo, and even Perry Coma himself were sound asleep! Well, except Dr. Doom...

[COLOR="Green"]So..this is how you show respect to my guest? I shall remember this.....[/COLOR]


  • OOC: The main part of this bit was, of course, shamelessly stolen from the cartoon, [I]Animaniacs[/I].


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 01:19 AM

[QUOTE=Anthony Johanson;4341737]Jade raised an eyebrow over the murders. It seemed that a large batch of suspects on his list were now officially wiped out. However, he now had to improvise, and inquired to Ukyo:

"Ukyo, far be it from me to start the inquisition now, but I do have a question. Is it not true that you have perfected the art of creating exploding okonomiyaki bombs? As much as I hate to admit it, I cannot afford to trust anyone at this late juncture, especially with the lines becoming crossed"[/QUOTE]

Ukyo was calmer now that she had vented. "Jade, I'm not denying that I can create exploding okonomiyaki bombs. If I was, I'd never have used them on the Doombots."

"But listen to me. You used that water and electricity trick on the Doombots, and then someone used a similiar trick to kill Dr. Strange. I didn't vote for you last round because you were too obvious. I still think you're being set up. And now I'm being set up, too."

"Jade, you're one of the smartest people here. I saw the look on your face when Mantis made her terrible argument to the Rogue Watcher. You know as well as I do that her argument was utter nonsense. She just waved her 'Celestial Madonna' credentials at him and seemed to miss the whole point entirely."

"It doesn't MATTER if she's a defender of Life back in her home universe. The host is the one who decides who the Traitors are going to be. With that in mind, even Mahatma Gandhi could be a murderer if he were part of these."

Ukyo paused, and then continued. "Mantis KNOWS all this. She may have let the whole 'Celestial Madonna' thing go to her head, but she's not stupid. But clearly, she thinks everyone else is. She thinks that if she keeps voting for you every round, eventually, we'll banish you and she'll win."

"Well, I've had enough, and I suspect you've had enough, too. It's time we finally ended it. Mantis has been insulting our intelligence for too long now. It's time we did something about it."


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 02:22 AM

Jade nodded, and replied:

"You raise a good point. Mantis could be much smarter than I give her credit for, and is subtlely manipulating everyone here also. However, another suspect that we turn a blind eye to is that star spangled former defender of truth, Captain America. Surely, he is also a master of strategy, and has an amazingly high learning curve. He could also have crafted those bombs, and be crafty enough to catch the good Doctor off guard."


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 03:01 AM

[QUOTE=Anthony Johanson;4342013]Jade nodded, and replied:

"You raise a good point. Mantis could be much smarter than I give her credit for, and is subtlely manipulating everyone here also. However, another suspect that we turn a blind eye to is that star spangled former defender of truth, Captain America. Surely, he is also a master of strategy, and has an amazingly high learning curve. He could also have crafted those bombs, and be crafty enough to catch the good Doctor off guard."[/QUOTE]

"I don't know, Jade." Ukyo replied. "I saw Captain America's expressions. It looked like he genuinely didn't know who the Traitors were. He also seemed really upset that he couldn't save anyone. I don't think he's the last Doom Squad member."

"Mantis is a really powerful martial artist. She certainly could have struck down Dr. Strange as quickly as we heard it happened. If what I heard is right, she also has some sort of regenerative healing powers. So even if she was injured during that stunt, she could have healed herself."

"Let's face it. We all knew her constant voting for you was suspicious, but we let her get away with it round after round. You didn't raise any suspicion of her because it amused you. But there's just too much at stake here. If we blow this round, whoever's left only has one more chance to get it right."

"Deep down, you know I'm right." Ukyo said. "That 'Celestial Madonna' may claim that she's innocent, or that she's like a virgin. But I see through her act. I'm pretty sure she's the one who committed these last few murders. I'm still waiting for her confession."


Joe Acro 02-05-2007 07:05 AM

OOC: [QUOTE=The Purple Skull;4341437]Schornforce - I am so not drunk...that was an hour ago. :)[/QUOTE]Too drunk to even get the name right...;)

[QUOTE=The Purple Skull;4341800]

  • OOC: The main part of this bit was, of course, shamelessly stolen from the cartoon, [I]Animaniacs[/I].[/QUOTE]My first thought was Jigglypuff. But, it's been a while since I've seen Animaniacs.


moonknight2099 02-05-2007 08:04 AM

Columbo sat down in a chair with a hand on his forehead. He gets up and walks over to the bodies. Looking each over very carefully. "This is really something. I mean in past rounds two people were killed but now FOUR. This game sure keeps you guessing. I'm going to have to study the crime scene a little more before I use my vote."


Weirdopky 02-05-2007 10:06 AM

After witnessing yet again another innocent person get banished, and 4 people killed this time, MK had to speak up.

[COLOR="Navy"]Frankly, if Doom's been giving the people weapons to use on you guys, it could be anybody. Two people you could easily take out of the running are Jeff and the detective. They're just regular joes, and even if they had stuff from Doom, do you really think they could've taken down the Sorcerer Supreme like that? I'm thinkin' it's either Jade or Mantis, although many of the things have lead to Ukyo as a suspect, it seems to obvious. Still, Ukyo, I'm sorry to say this, but you could still be making it seem like it's obvious in order to make us NOT suspect you. I'm out of the game, so I really have no vote, but I had to voice my opinion.[/COLOR]

With that said, MK did some target practice by cutting circles onto walls that he'd found in limbo, and then seeing how close to the center he could get by throwing his crescent darts.


Jeff-E 02-05-2007 10:40 AM

I was silent for a little over a day finally I spoke up:

"I'm not sure about the traitor, and unfortunately I'm a little uneasy with the last few choices. The L.T. and I are normal folks and don't really have the ability to do many of these crimes. Jade and Mantis are so obsessed with each other I don't think it is either one of them, plus if one of them was the traitor the other would have been offed a long time ago... That leaves Cap and Ukyo. I'm sorry I like you both but I believe one of you two has lied to me, and is secretly the traitor, putting the S.A. as probably being the other one, or the L.T. It can't be Jade or Mantis because if it were one of those two the feud would have stopped since one could easily submit the other to Doc.Doom as the traitor. I know it isn't me, so that narrows it down. I'm going to wait and see where this all goes and I have alot of thinking to do, but I won't lie to you... one of you two, Cap, Ukyo, is getting my vote."


Superheroic 02-05-2007 11:03 AM

Captain America looked over Spider-Man's corpse. The bomb blew most of Spider-Man's head off, surprisingly the tongue and jaw were still attached. Cap resisted the urge to place his hand upon the body as Columbo was busy examining the scene. Cap closed his eyes and said, "I'm sorry, Peter." When his eyes opened Cap was resolute. He needed to inspire the others and weed out a possible Doom Squad member.

Cap looked at the others. "This was a tough round people," Cap began. "Four more dead and another innocent banished. I can't even begin to imagine what each of you are feeling. For me its like a nightmare which I can't wake from. Many of the dead were friends and teammates of mine. Now with the non-active players eliminated, we're left with the six of us. I was truly hoping the Traitor was one of the silent players. Because now that means that one of you, maybe someone I've grown to like, is in the Doom Squad."

Just then Moon Knight spoke from Limbo.

[QUOTE=Moon Knight;4342822][COLOR="Navy"]Frankly, if Doom's been giving the people weapons to use on you guys, it could be anybody. Two people you could easily take out of the running are Jeff and the detective. They're just regular joes, and even if they had stuff from Doom, do you really think they could've taken down the Sorcerer Supreme like that? I'm thinkin' it's either Jade or Mantis, although many of the things have lead to Ukyo as a suspect, it seems to obvious. Still, Ukyo, I'm sorry to say this, but you could still be making it seem like it's obvious in order to make us NOT suspect you. I'm out of the game, so I really have no vote, but I had to voice my opinion.[/COLOR] [/QUOTE]

"I partly agree with Moon Knight. I'm not sure we can trust the methods used in the any of the deaths. While I hope Doom wouldn't outright help the Doom Squad, that doesn't mean he's preventing them from using anything that could found in the castle."

Cap paused for a second, not sure if he should say what he'd been thinking. He took a deep breath, "I have an idea who the Traitor could be. Part of me hopes I'm wrong. Of the remaining players, everyone here voted for Dante when he was banished, except both Jade and Mantis. Why? Mantis had voted for Jade every single round so it didn't seem all that suspicious. But that could just be a cunning strategy. Why would we expect her to change her vote? This leaves her innocent of having to vote for her teammate in the Doom Squad. Jade on the other hand voted for Dante in the round prior to his banishment when the voting was heavily in favor of Beta Ray Bill. So there wasn't a great chance of him being voted off. Especially since Dante came in so late with his own vote to ensure Bill's banishment. I just can't figure out why he would skip voting the round Dante was banished? I mean, he could have voted for Mantis and no one would blame him. He could have voted for anyone else. But he didn't. I'm not sure who it is, but one of them must be in the Doom Squad."


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 11:03 AM

[QUOTE=The Purple Skull;4341800]The slow moving anthem seemed to cure the group's insomnia. Everybody from the current players in Castle Doom to the ones eliminated in Limbo, and even Perry Coma himself were sound asleep! Well, except Dr. Doom...

[COLOR="Green"]So..this is how you show respect to my guest? I shall remember this.....[/COLOR]


  • OOC: The main part of this bit was, of course, shamelessly stolen from the cartoon, [I]Animaniacs[/I].[/QUOTE]


OOC: I think I remember that one...

IC:

After dropping off to sleep, Ukyo had a disturbing dream. She dreamed that she, Captain America, and Jade were in battle with Mantis. Even though it was three of them against one of her, they still were not able to take her down. Ukyo barely even noticed Dr. Doom rushing off somewhere. The dream abruptly ended as she awoke.

Ukyo awoke, Dr. Doom's words in her mind. "'I shall remember this', you said? Dr. Doom, don't try to pretend we deliberately offended you or this Perry Coma character. You do your homework on everyone, so you know that he's capable of making people sleep with his singing. So don't go putting us in some position, and then claiming it's our fault."

Ukyo had nothing further to say to Dr. Doom. She turned to the group.

"There are only six of us left. I won't lie to you. I'm MAD at Power Girl and the others for not voting. They just stood there and did nothing, letting us believe we had more chances to vote off the Traitors than we actually had! Because it was beneath their dignity to participate in this, we only have two chances at the most to get it right."

It was at that point that Moon Knight spoke up from the limbo monitor.

[QUOTE=Weirdopky;4342822][COLOR="Navy"]Frankly, if Doom's been giving the people weapons to use on you guys, it could be anybody. Two people you could easily take out of the running are Jeff and the detective. They're just regular joes, and even if they had stuff from Doom, do you really think they could've taken down the Sorcerer Supreme like that? I'm thinkin' it's either Jade or Mantis, although many of the things have lead to Ukyo as a suspect, it seems to obvious. Still, Ukyo, I'm sorry to say this, but you could still be making it seem like it's obvious in order to make us NOT suspect you. I'm out of the game, so I really have no vote, but I had to voice my opinion.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

"Moon Knight, I think you're right about Jeff and Columbo. I don't think they could have done any of these murders. If Jeff were the last Traitor, it'd be a very bad strategy to vote off both of the other Doom Squad members."

"Moon Knight, I promise you that I had nothing to do with any of these murders. If you're thinking of someone making it too obvious so we wouldn't suspect them, Jade would be it."

"But Mantis's voting for Jade every round is very suspicious. She also didn't even have a good defense when the Rogue Watcher called her. What she said amounted to 'Who me? I'm the Celestial Madonna! I'm the guardian of Life! There's NO WAY Doom could have forced me to be one of his killers'. Did she actually expect ANY of us to buy that for a moment?"

"At least when I was called to testify, I didn't insult your intelligence with a 'I'm not a killer back home so I can't be a killer here' argument. Mantis clearly thinks we're all idiots! Yes, we made a LOT of mistakes, but there's still time to make up for them."

Before she could continue, Jeff spoke up:

[QUOTE=Jeff-E;4342978]"I'm not sure about the traitor, and unfortunately I'm a little uneasy with the last few choices. The L.T. and I are normal folks and don't really have the ability to do many of these crimes. Jade and Mantis are so obsessed with each other I don't think it is either one of them, plus if one of them was the traitor the other would have been offed a long time ago... That leaves Cap and Ukyo. I'm sorry I like you both but I believe one of you two has lied to me, and is secretly the traitor, putting the S.A. as probably being the other one, or the L.T. It can't be Jade or Mantis because if it were one of those two the feud would have stopped since one could easily submit the other to Doc.Doom as the traitor. I know it isn't me, so that narrows it down. I'm going to wait and see where this all goes and I have alot of thinking to do, but I won't lie to you... one of you two, Cap, Ukyo, is getting my vote."[/QUOTE]

"Jeff, I'm disappointed in you." Ukyo said. "You were doing so good up until now. But do you really think neither Jade or Mantis is the last killer? Do you really think all Mantis has been doing is just wasting her vote? Mantis hasn't killed Jade because she needs him to be a scapegoat. If I'm wrong and she's really the Secret Avenger, she's a TERRIBLE Secret Avenger who should have guessed Jade in the second round! If she guessed wrong, she would have stopped voting for Jade. If she guessed right, we'd all know about it, and then we'd have voted Jade off by now."

"Of everyone who's left, Mantis is the best choice." Ukyo said, her tone full of conviction. "She's got the skills and the resources to pull off nearly every one of the murders. We still haven't found the bodies of Power Girl and the others, but maybe we don't need to."

"Don't blow this round. If we fail, Doom will seize the power of the One Above All and probably use it to change all our worlds so we wouldn't even recognize them anymore. And not for the better, either! He'd just make them all monuments to his ego just like the rooms he's shown us in this place! There's too much at stake here for us to be divided over a vote. My instincts tell me Mantis is the last Traitor. Please, support me on this one."

OOC: Sorry this is such a long note but I didn't want to clutter the board with two many seperate replies.


Superheroic 02-05-2007 11:12 AM

[QUOTE=Jeff-E;4342978]... one of you two, Cap, Ukyo, is getting my vote."[/QUOTE]

Cap was saddened at this pronouncement. He looked at Jeff, "I..." he began but stopped. He wouldn't finish his statement.


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 11:57 AM

[QUOTE=Superheroic;4343118]Cap was saddened at this pronouncement. He looked at Jeff, "I..." he began but stopped. He wouldn't finish his statement.[/QUOTE]

Ukyo turned to Captain America. "Don't blame Jeff. He understands the game. He knows everyone's a suspect." she told him, sincerely. "But for what it's worth, I think he's wrong in trying to eliminate Jade and Mantis. If neither of them is the Traitor, then what was that constant 'This One votes for Jade' stuff all about? It doesn't make sense."

Ukyo looked at Captain America with genuine sincerity. "Captain, next to Kassad, I feel sorry for you the most. If you make it out of here, you may have to go back to a world where your friends are killing each other over some stupid law. You might have to kill this Tony Stark, or he might end up killing you. It's either this Traitor Game or that war you left behind. If this whole thing doesn't do anything to end that war, it's a lose-lose situation for you. You've got nothing to go back to except more violence, more mistrust, and more lost friendships."

"I don't think you're the Traitor. I don't think Jeff's the last Doom Squad member, either, even if he is hiding some super-powers. I'm pretty sure it's Mantis. If she's got no good defense, she might as well just do the 'caught murderer confesses everything' bit now."


Superheroic 02-05-2007 12:05 PM

"Thanks Ukyo," Cap said. "I don't blame him. Its just every day it seems as if my life is all about betrayal. It wears on you."


tangentman 02-05-2007 12:41 PM

Mantis didn't react to Ukyo's heated accusations. The Avenger's face remained impassive as she listened to surprisingly passionate arguments against her. In fact, the only hint of reaction came when Jeff spoke up. A curious tilt of a single eyebrow might have suggested that the woman was impressed by his own suggestions. However, the time for a response eventually came.

When Mantis replied, she spoke thoughtfully and with certainty. [COLOR="Green"]"This One has heard your thoughts on her standing in the game, Ukyo. She [i]should[/i] feel surprised that you accuse her so vehemently. Yet, the game has reached a most desperate stage with very high stakes."[/COLOR] Mantis cryptically smiled at the young Amazon.

[COLOR="green"]"By your logic, This One's unwavering consistence would mark her as the last assassin. Such a shame, that conviction should be mistaken as homicidal tendency. You also claim that This One depended solely on her status in her home universe as proof of innocence. Neither point is well-founded."[/COLOR]

Mantis turned her gaze toward Jeff-E, Columbo, and Captain America. The look in her eyes wasn't desperate or entreating. Instead, she faced the men with perfect trust. Whatever the outcome of this round, she trusted them to make the right choice in the end. [COLOR="green"]"Captain, This One trusts your discernment and knows that you would not allow old sentiments to blind you to a real threat. She would not count on your friendship to allow her free passage if she was truly guilty."[/COLOR]

Smiling at Steve, Mantis then focused on the other two men. [COLOR="green"]"While This One is a stranger to you, she knows yet that you are both keen of mind and have a healthy amount of suspicion. She knows that you will make the [b]right[/b] choice in the end. She [b]never[/b] regarded any here as less than competent and intelligent people. Still, she would point out that, while Doom may make us act against our very natures in his foul game, he [i][b]has not[/i][/b] made Mantis a murderer."[/COLOR]

After speaking her piece to the trio, Mantis turned at last to Jade. [COLOR="green"]"Yes, This One voted against you in every single round. She thought your cunning and strange powers marked you as a probable candidate for a place in the Squad. However, though you believed otherwise, she never voted out of malice. As others have pointed out, you could have easily killed This One without casting suspicion upon yourself, when there were other equally attractive candidates for the votes. Thus, This One [i]also[/i] said that she had her eye on one other possible candidate."[/COLOR]

At last, Mantis spun on her heel and faced Ukyo. [COLOR="Green"]"[b]You[/b] were the other one This One watched closely. Do you think This One remained unaware of the way you strategically kept my votes in the minds of our companions? You always made a point of commenting on my votes for Jade. It was clever of you to draw attention to This One's voting pattern, to mark it as strange and stir up strife around her vote. However, you show your true colors--and your desperation--by falsely accusing This One."[/COLOR]

After speaking her piece, Mantis pointed at Ukyo. [COLOR="green"]"This One accuses [b]Ukyo[/b] of being the final member of the Doom Squad. Your subtle manipulations didn't fool her. This One will not allow you to kill anyone else. She will face you in battle when your guilt is confirmed for all to see."[/COLOR]


The Purple Skull 02-05-2007 01:22 PM

[QUOTE=Joe Acro][QUOTE=Purple Skull]Schornforce - I am so not drunk...that was an hour ago.[/QUOTE] Too drunk to even get the name right...;)[/QUOTE]

OOC: Oh man. Maybe I was still drunk...:p


[COLOR="Green"]Hmph. The Secret Avenger’s guess was correct. This displeases me in ways no one can comprehend.

But I do have good news. I have new information on the deaths of Power Girl, Hulk, and Chris Jericho.

The traitor killed the Hulk in a rather clever way. In the Hulk’s living quarters, the traitor talked to him and managed to calm the green brute down. The Hulk then reverted back to Dr. Banner. This opening allowed the traitor to snap Banner’s neck, twisting it all around his head.

For Power Girl, the traitor used a device that bathed the Kryptonian with rays from a red sun. Weakened, the traitor knocked her out and threw her into the castle’s immensely powerful incinerators.

And finally, the loudmouth Jericho. The walls definitely broke down. Or should I say the Jeritron 5000? The traitor punctured parts of Jericho’s body with a small blade and easily beat him silly. Then, in a fitting finale, the traitor caused the ‘obscenely expensive’ Jeritron 5000 to collapse, crushing Y2J like a bug!

I rather enjoyed explaining their deaths….HAHAHAHAHA![/COLOR]


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 01:52 PM

OOC: Though Ukyo is a fighter, she's not an Amazon, Chinese or otherwise. Ukyo trained in a special cooking-based martial arts, which have nothing to do with the Chinese Amazons or any other Amazons. Her rival Shampoo is a Chinese Amazon, and Cologne's great-granddaugther. Though Ukyo and Cologne may have their differences, they have put them aside for now.

IC:

Hearing this latest twist from Mantis, Ukyo laughed. It was a long, bitter laugh. "FINALLY, she votes for someone else, and it's me."

Ukyo tried to compose herself. "Mantis, I gave you the benefit of a doubt all these rounds. You're right about Jade. He has the skills and the intellience needed to pull off most of the murders. But you seemed TOO convinced that he was a Traitor if you ask me. If you're a Secret Avenger, then you're probably the WORST Agent these Traitor Games have ever seen. A truly competent one would have voted for Jade the first round, then guessed him in the second round if he wasn't banished."

"You say you're surprised by my 'vehemence'?" Ukyo replied. "If there's one thing you need to know about me, it's that I hate being betrayed or played by people. And you've been playing us all the time. You STILL don't have a good defense other than 'it wasn't me'. You just said 'neither point is well-founded' and changed the subject."

"Well if there are flaws in my argument against you, tell me what they are." Ukyo said, her impatience with Mantis growing with every word she spoke. "I've already gone over most of the flaws in yours. I'm not impressed by your always talking in the third person and referring to yourself as 'This One' all the time. Yes, you're speaking calmly while I'm ranting and shouting, but you've got lots of practice with that. That doesn't make you innocent."

"I've got good reason to be upset here, Mantis. The rules of this Traitor Game have been broken! You're only supposed to kill ONE person at a time. Killing two people at once makes it unfair to the non-Traitors. There's a lot of people I'm mad at right now. I'm mad at Doom for getting us into this mess, I'm mad at Power Girl and the others for tricking us into thinking we had more chances to banish the Traitors than we really did, and I'm mad at YOU for everything you've done in this game."

"If I were the Vigilante, and this was the 'Vigilante kill round', I would have pretended to go along with you and voted Jade out. And then I would have killed you, Mantis. Then we'd be rid of both of you in one round, and we'd know if either one of you was the Traitor. Maybe we SHOULD have voted for Jade instead of the Undertaker or Moon Knight, just to give you someone else to vote for."

"But it's too late now." Ukyo said, firmly. "Mantis, you're the best possible suspect I've got left. You were number two after James Bond. It all fits. It all makes sense to me. I'm just hoping it makes sense to everyone else, too."

"If you want to fight, I'd be glad to. Especially if I've got Jade and Captain America and maybe that Kassad to back me up. That's how this would end if this were a movie, right? The big climatic fight scene with the villain, with the fate of the world in the balance? And right now, I'm still convinced that you're the villain, Mantis. You haven't given me good enough reasons to believe otherwise."


Superheroic 02-05-2007 02:18 PM

Doom's appearance went all but unnoticed as Mantis and Jade argued. The Secret Avenger had made a correct guess again. Maybe this whole nightmare scenario would finally come to an end this voting round.


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 03:53 PM

[QUOTE=Superheroic;4344040]Doom's appearance went all but unnoticed as Mantis and Jade argued. The Secret Avenger had made a correct guess again. Maybe this whole nightmare scenario would finally come to an end this voting round.[/QUOTE]

Ukyo had heard Doom's announcement as she confronted Mantis. She listened to the descriptions of the murders with interest. She really wished she had been able to get to know those people. The Hulk was the only one she ever spoke with even once. But it was too late, now. What was important was how the murders were committed.

"Well, now we KNOW how all the murders were done. All we need now is for a few people to speak up with their votes. The Secret Avenger has guessed right, so he KNOWS that Mantis voted for the wrong suspect. I hope we hear from him soon."

Ukyo turned to address everyone. "No more coverups, people! No more lies! We're too close to the end to keep hiding things from each other. Maybe you've forgotten, but the reason the Living Tribunal dragged us into this in the first place is so that we can help save our worlds from Dr. Doom."

"If we fail here, everything we've ever done in our lives will be for nothing. We have to make this one count! I've already voted for Mantis, but I'd like to hear what the others say. Am I right about this one or not?"

Ukyo paused. "For what it's worth, I think I'm right. I just hope we can end this thing soon so we can pack our stuff and go home."


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 05:04 PM

Jade mulled over the accusations, and stated:

"My accusation is neither Ukyo or Mantis. While they both are very viable suspects in their own right, some of them do not add up to their capabilities. Therefore, I vote for our Star Spangled Hero, [B]Captain America[/B]. He is a smart man in his own right, good at negotiation skills, which would have lead to the downfall of the Hulk, and has a high learning curve, which lead to the more creative murders."


tangentman 02-05-2007 05:08 PM

Mantis remained serene in the face of Ukyo's ranting. She kept silent and gave the young fighter a substantial opportunity to expand on her accusations. When Ukyo sought support for her agenda from the others, Mantis finally spoke up. [COLOR="Green"]"This One has broken no rules nor has she murdered anyone. Banishing her will not bring the game to an end; rather, it will only prolong these vicious intrigues."[/COLOR]

If Ukyo showed bitterness, Mantis only showed peaceful calm. [COLOR="green"]"Ukyo has not proven any guilt on This One's part. Ukyo knows that the tide of the game has turned against her Doom Squad, and seeks to buy extra time for herself by accusing This One."[/COLOR]

After stating that point, Mantis looked at Captain America. [COLOR="green"]"No other here knows better than you the power in This One's hands. None know better than you that This One would not need clever machinations to kill the poor victims. If she were the killer, she could have killed them using her unique method of attack."[/COLOR]

Then, Mantis turned back to face her ardent accuser. [COLOR="green"]"You insist that This One killed the victims, yet you offer no proof of how she could have murdered them. You yourself said that you didn't know how She would have murdered anyone who was killed by energy attacks or more arcane methods. Do you even [i]know[/i] This One's powers or skills? You grasp at any support in your campaign against This One, regardless of how insubstantial it may seem. This One stated her earlier votes and allowed others to choose for themselves. On the other hand, you insist that the others share your views."[/COLOR]

Mantis paused to allow the others to consider that point. Then, she smiled coolly at Ukyo. [COLOR="green"]"You claim that This One uses her calmness to hide murderous intent. However, She could just as easily point out that your ardent passions do not lend truth to your own words. Your passion is a thin veil for your guilt, and your desperation over your pending banishment."[/COLOR]


moonknight2099 02-05-2007 05:46 PM

Culumbo listened to everyone "This is really getting hard. Every round voting off more people and hoping we got it right. It's really hard to figure out who the last traitor is."

He walks over to Jade "I believe you might be right. I hate to think such a thing would be possible. Captain America could have killed those people. In a way I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am."

Columbo looks over at Captain America "I hate to say it but, [B]Captain America [/B]I vote for you.


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 05:59 PM

[QUOTE=tangentman;4345128]Mantis remained serene in the face of Ukyo's ranting. She kept silent and gave the young fighter a substantial opportunity to expand on her accusations. When Ukyo sought support for her agenda from the others, Mantis finally spoke up. [COLOR="Green"]"This One has broken no rules nor has she murdered anyone. Banishing her will not bring the game to an end; rather, it will only prolong these vicious intrigues."[/COLOR]

If Ukyo showed bitterness, Mantis only showed peaceful calm. [COLOR="green"]"Ukyo has not proven any guilt on This One's part. Ukyo knows that the tide of the game has turned against her Doom Squad, and seeks to buy extra time for herself by accusing This One."[/COLOR]

After stating that point, Mantis looked at Captain America. [COLOR="green"]"No other here knows better than you the power in This One's hands. None know better than you that This One would not need clever machinations to kill the poor victims. If she were the killer, she could have killed them using her unique method of attack."[/COLOR]

Then, Mantis turned back to face her ardent accuser. [COLOR="green"]"You insist that This One killed the victims, yet you offer no proof of how she could have murdered them. You yourself said that you didn't know how She would have murdered anyone who was killed by energy attacks or more arcane methods. Do you even [i]know[/i] This One's powers or skills? You grasp at any support in your campaign against This One, regardless of how insubstantial it may seem. This One stated her earlier votes and allowed others to choose for themselves. On the other hand, you insist that the others share your views."[/COLOR]

Mantis paused to allow the others to consider that point. Then, she smiled coolly at Ukyo. [COLOR="green"]"You claim that This One uses her calmness to hide murderous intent. However, She could just as easily point out that your ardent passions do not lend truth to your own words. Your passion is a thin veil for your guilt, and your desperation over your pending banishment."[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Ukyo paused. She knew she had to choose her words very carefully.

"Mantis, I don't know who the Secret Avenger is, but I doubt that it's you. The Secret Avenger guessed right this round, so whether he picked you or not, he knows for a fact that it wasn't me."

"Earlier in the game, I changed my vote from the Shrike to Darth Vader. Darth Vader was one of the Doom Squad, and the Shrike wasn't. Later in the game, I voted for Dante. I can understand forcing ONE of my teammates to take one for the team, but BOTH of them? Mantis, you KNOW that's a risky strategy. It's a lot easier to catch one Traitor than it is to catch three, so if I were one of the Doom Squad, why would I make it easier for the non-Traitors like that?"

"Mantis, I looked through Batman's files and tried to read up on your abilities. Apparently, you're not just a very skilled martial artist, but you gained all sorts of strange powers from these aliens called the Cotati. Apparently, you can communicate telepathically with plants, travel through space, heal yourself rapidly, and have great 'physical durability'. You might even be capable of firing energy blasts depending on what point in your timeline you're taken from."

"Add to it that the file says you have a mastery of the Priests' martial arts, and can focus on pressure points and nerve endings. It says you can take out some really powerful opponents. So with all that in mind, you COULD have killed Dr. Strange. And you probably could have taken out the Hulk, Jericho, and Power Girl, too."

"As for the okonomiyaki bomb, you saw how close I was to figuring out it was you. You realized you'd played the Jade card way too many times, so you turned to me. You figured that and the spatula murder earlier would be enough to get everyone to turn on me. Well, it won't work. Most of the people here KNOW a setup when they see it. That's why they didn't vote for Jade when Dr. Strange was killed."

"Your voting for me in retaliation instead of just going back into your Jade rut only gives you away. You have no good arguments to defend you, so instead you just try to discredit me. You've failed, Mantis. To be honest, I'm very disappointed in you. I thought you knew better than that."


tangentman 02-05-2007 06:16 PM

[COLOR="Green"]"This One knows that an accomplished assassin will never appear as such to her intended victims. Yes, an assassin could assume a serene guise to appear benign. She could also engage in clever shows of grief over fallen teammates, feign outrage at supposed 'betrayals', and set up alliances to draw supports for her votes."[/COLOR] Mantis' lips turned upward in the slightest tilt of a smile.

[COLOR="green"]"Ukyo, This One knows very well that a masterful assassin would cover her trail by eliminating any who could expose her. You showed great cunning in voting off your teammates. Better still, your shows of 'concern' and other assorted emotional displays crafted an effective cover for your murders. When a teammate died, you grieved as though heartbroken. You showed solidarity with Jade when This One voted against him. Now, you fake outrage at This One's supposed 'treachery'."[/COLOR]

Mantis looked at Columbo and Jade. [COLOR="green"]"This One will not tell you how to vote, though she questions the strong possibility that you will doom an innocent if you eliminate Captain America. However, you must find your own paths to the conclusion of this game. No, she will stand by her own convictions, as she has throughout the previous rounds. The first choice This One kept in mind was Jade. However, Jade was [b]never[/b] the only candidate in her mind as the killer. This One recognized Ukyo as a probable suspect and sought to draw her out, which she has done. Listen to her even now--she points out how one could have framed their murders by imitating other players. Doesn't it follow that [b]Ukyo[/b] could also use those same methods to eliminate her competition?"[/COLOR]


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 06:21 PM

[QUOTE=moonknight2099;4345331]Culumbo listened to everyone "This is really getting hard. Every round voting off more people and hoping we got it right. It's really hard to figure out who the last traitor is."

He walks over to Jade "I believe you might be right. I hate to think such a thing would be possible. Captain America could have killed those people. In a way I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am."

Columbo looks over at Captain America "I hate to say it but, [B]Captain America [/B]I vote for you.[/QUOTE]

Ukyo looked surprised. "Captain America? But...that doesn't make sense." she said. "If he were the killer, what would be the point of the whole thing between Jade and Mantis?"

"Besides, I've seen the look on his face. I've seen how frustrated he is at not being able to save anyone. Do you really think that's all an act?"

"I can think of lots of reasons to vote for Mantis, but I can't really see any to vote for Captain America other than 'he's not the one you'd suspect'. I've seen how he's reacted to the murders, and they looked REAL to me."

"The only suspicious action I've seen is when he just stopped and had nothing to say when Jeff suggested it was him. I don't think I can change my vote based on that one thing."

"I don't think Jade's the Secret Avenger, if that's what you're thinking. He voted for the Shrike at first. The Shrike was the other Secret Avenger, and he would have been voted out if Jade and I hadn't changed our votes. So don't just jump on the Captain America bandwagon because Jade said he was a good suspect."

"Jade, if you're going to miss your squabbles with Mantis that much, make some likeness of her with that Fomicry or whatever, and program it to say 'This One votes for Jade'. Chances are you're never going to see the real Mantis again after this game is over anyway. And this game WILL be over soon. If not in this round, then certainly in the next round."


tangentman 02-05-2007 06:25 PM

[COLOR="Green"]"The game will end when you have been banished to Limbo for your crimes."[/COLOR]


Weirdopky 02-05-2007 06:51 PM

MK had enough.

[COLOR="Navy"]Holy crap, you crazy ladies won't ever shut up. Jeez, louise. Seriously, you two are barkin' at each other and not gettin' anywhere. I can't say anything anymore about the game for this round, but just shut up already. Nobody wants to hear you two argue on and on. God damnit!![/COLOR]


Superheroic 02-05-2007 06:54 PM

[QUOTE=Jade;4345103]"My accusation is neither Ukyo or Mantis. While they both are very viable suspects in their own right, some of them do not add up to their capabilities. Therefore, I vote for our Star Spangled Hero, [B]Captain America[/B]. He is a smart man in his own right, good at negotiation skills, which would have lead to the downfall of the Hulk, and has a high learning curve, which lead to the more creative murders."[/QUOTE]

Cap addressed the others, "I find it telling that you choose to nominate me as a Traitor just when I throw suspicion on you for your lack of any vote when Dante was banished, Jade. I voted for Dante." Cap looked at Ukyo and Mantis, "I was hoping that there were others who would step up and see the error of their votes. Apparently they've let their judgment lapse in this case. All of you, listen to me, I couldn't kill the Hulk. How could I talk him into become Banner? I don't have the knowledge to create a "Red Sun" beam. But Jade claims to have the intellect to devise all manner of technology, including an EMP device."

Cap looked at Jade and Columbo, "How either of you can make such a incorrect leap of logic to come to the conclusion that I am the Traitor is beyond me. For that, [B]Jade[/B] you have my vote. As for the rest of you, you've all had your suspicions diverted from the real threat over there. I'd suggest you stop acting like children and vote for the real Traitor."


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 06:55 PM

Jade turned towards both Mantis and Ukyo, while stating:

"Hmm...looks like the feud is on the other foot now, isn't it? However, I digress, Ukyo, I am not voting Cap out due to blind swinging. I have already laid my reasons down the line against him, and I am looking past hsi former alighnments. It is not a matter of not being the one most would suspect at all, he is cunning, strong, persuasive, hence being able to kill the Hulk. That is my reason. Also, if I was absolutely sure that Mantis was a traitor, I would vote her out in a heartbeat. Spekaing of which, Cap 'looking' like the murders affected him, doesn't mean he did not commit them.

To be ruled by basic emotion is a common stumbling block. Note how I did not react at all to any of ther murders, yet I had a bevy of valid reasons as to why I am not the traitor. Would you throw it all away because 'I didn't look like the murders affected me'?'

Mantis, yes it has occured to me that Ukyo could have done this. However, is it right to go on a swirvy opinion of it, at best? By that logic, you could also be the traitor, anyone could have been. I do not judge by people's emotions, so regardless if Ukyo is feigning sincerity or not, only cold hard facts affect me."


tangentman 02-05-2007 07:06 PM

Mantis ignored the adolescent rantings of the Moon Knight. The conflicting emotions she sensed from his multiple personalities grated at her psyche. Better not to open herself further to that tide of shrill emotion. Instead, she answered Captain America and Jade.

[COLOR="Green"]"Yes, Captain, Jade certainly possesses the intellect and cunning to devise the instruments of their deaths. In the (unlikely) event that Ukyo is found innocent after her banishings\, then Jade will have proven his guilt. However, This One does not believe that Ukyo would frivolously vote against her. The likeliest suspects for the last assassin are Jade or Ukyo. This One votes for [b]Ukyo[/b], as much out of self-preservation as belief in the girl's guilt."[/COLOR]


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=Superheroic;4345669]Cap addressed the others, "I find it telling that you choose to nominate me as a Traitor just when I throw suspicion on you for your lack of any vote when Dante was banished, Jade. I voted for Dante." Cap looked at Ukyo and Mantis, "I was hoping that there were others who would step up and see the error of their votes. Apparently they've let their judgment lapse in this case. All of you, listen to me, I couldn't kill the Hulk. How could I talk him into become Banner? I don't have the knowledge to create a "Red Sun" beam. But Jade claims to have the intellect to devise all manner of technology, including an EMP device."

Cap looked at Jade and Columbo, "How either of you can make such a incorrect leap of logic to come to the conclusion that I am the Traitor is beyond me. For that, [B]Jade[/B] you have my vote. As for the rest of you, you've all had your suspicions diverted from the real threat over there. I'd suggest you stop acting like children and vote for the real Traitor."[/QUOTE]

Jade looked directly at Cap, and replied:

"Your logic would be sound, except for one significant flaw. You do realize that it was I who made the vote against Vader that was the turning point of a tie in votes. If Vader's banishment was really on the line, would I have been short-sighted enough to do such a thing? Yes, I have broughten up a scenario where Vader would have willingly allowed me to sell him out so as to gain trust. However, with being able to use him to cast doubt on the bevy of blade users, why make such a pathetic trade off?

Also, I had stirred the pot of suspicion towards Dante, a traitor, many a time. Ukyo, Mantis, among others were the ones who had shut me down on my accurate guesses time and time again. Also, how could you not be able to convince Hulk, are you in jest? You've been known as a very persuasive speaker time and time again, you ar ea prime suspect for that matter. As you know, I am very biting, a man who cuts to the core, Hulk would have known much better than to trust me. To add on, as for not knowing about Red Sun, two words: Doom's Files.

I am being attacked from all sides, yet my foundation will stay strong."


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 07:13 PM

[QUOTE=tangentman;4345476][COLOR="Green"]"This One knows that an accomplished assassin will never appear as such to her intended victims. Yes, an assassin could assume a serene guise to appear benign. She could also engage in clever shows of grief over fallen teammates, feign outrage at supposed 'betrayals', and set up alliances to draw supports for her votes."[/COLOR] Mantis' lips turned upward in the slightest tilt of a smile.

[COLOR="green"]"Ukyo, This One knows very well that a masterful assassin would cover her trail by eliminating any who could expose her. You showed great cunning in voting off your teammates. Better still, your shows of 'concern' and other assorted emotional displays crafted an effective cover for your murders. When a teammate died, you grieved as though heartbroken. You showed solidarity with Jade when This One voted against him. Now, you fake outrage at This One's supposed 'treachery'."[/COLOR]

Mantis looked at Columbo and Jade. [COLOR="green"]"This One will not tell you how to vote, though she questions the strong possibility that you will doom an innocent if you eliminate Captain America. However, you must find your own paths to the conclusion of this game. No, she will stand by her own convictions, as she has throughout the previous rounds. The first choice This One kept in mind was Jade. However, Jade was [b]never[/b] the only candidate in her mind as the killer. This One recognized Ukyo as a probable suspect and sought to draw her out, which she has done. Listen to her even now--she points out how one could have framed their murders by imitating other players. Doesn't it follow that [b]Ukyo[/b] could also use those same methods to eliminate her competition?"[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Ukyo tried to think about how to react to Mantis' latest outrageous statements. After a while, it came to her.

"How would Beta Ray Bill put this? 'Methinks the lady doth protest too much.'"

"I'm getting tired of this, Mantis." Ukyo said in a frustrated tone. "You just won't quit with your flawed arguments. I don't know how Jade put up with you all these rounds. Now you're saying that because I showed emotion, I MUST be guilty."

"Spider-Man used this argument on me after Meowth's murder. I'm sorry I yelled at him like that. I was upset, and I really shouldn't have brought up Gwen Stacy like that. But I've been honest with my emotions. I'm not the one who's been calm and serene for most of the game, and then suddenly became really emotional when Prez was killed. That was you, Mantis."

"Those were real tears I cried over Meowth, Mantis. The pillow in my quarters is still stained with them. I see where you're going with this, Mantis. You're gambling that the others will accept your claims because you don't show any emotion, and reject me because I'm not as good at keeping my emotions on the inside. You're trying to push my buttons, hoping for some big emotional outburst that will send me crying to my room, right?"

"Well it won't work!" Ukyo said, standing there defiantly as she looked Mantis right in the eye. "I'm not going to let you get away with it. If you were truly as empathic as you say you are, you'd KNOW that I'm not the killer."

Ukyo turned to the others. "Captain America, I know Jade is capable of pulling off all of these murders, but how do you explain Mantis' behavior? The votes for Jade every round, the lack of a good defense, and now this? Unless I'm really, really bad at reading people, it seemed to me that Jade really believed Dr. Strange was one of the Doom Squad. But Mantis...I've been having trouble figuring her out the whole game. Do you really think I jumped to the wrong conclusion here?"


Superheroic 02-05-2007 07:27 PM

[QUOTE=Ukyo;4345743]Ukyo turned to the others. "Captain America, I know Jade is capable of pulling off all of these murders, but how do you explain Mantis' behavior? The votes for Jade every round, the lack of a good defense, and now this? Unless I'm really, really bad at reading people, it seemed to me that Jade really believed Dr. Strange was one of the Doom Squad. But Mantis...I've been having trouble figuring her out the whole game. Do you really think I jumped to the wrong conclusion here?"[/QUOTE]

Captain America stared at Jade as he spoke to Ukyo. "Ukyo, I don't think Mantis is the Secret Avenger. She voted for Jade simply because she knows a villain when she sees one. Her only recourse was to vote for you when you accused her. I believe she will change her vote if you reconsider your vote."

Cap turned towards Ukyo and Mantis now. "If either of you truly believe in my innocence you will help me now and vote out a much more likely candidate, Jade. If you both will believe only one thing I tell you, believe this: I know neither of you are the remaining Doom Squad member. I can't tell you how I know but you both are wasting your votes right now."


Jeff-E 02-05-2007 07:50 PM

I had been thinking about this all day, who was the final traitor? I had narrowed my suspects down to two Cap, and Ukyo. I was finally sure who the traitor was:

"Leaving Jade and Mantis alive was a great strategy, if the vote ever swung the way of the traitor it would allow the traitor an out. To vote for one of the two then work on convincing everyone else of the persons guilt. The M.O. of the traitor had been to blatently frame others, yet both Mantis and Jade were left alive, when the death of one would have cast a shadow of doubt on the other person, plus neither were the S.A. because they kept voting each other and obviously if one were the S.A. that would have stopped. Yes Cap I do believe both those contestants threw away their votes on some petty rivalry."

I looked at Ukyo:

"The spatula obviously put you in the light for atleast a moment, but then everyone said, Nope, too obvious, then the web fluid was used, again that was too obvious so neither of you was seriously concidered. It is a great strategy. But, you voted for both Lord Vader and Dante almost without hesitation, while,

I turned to Cap:

" YOU [B][COLOR="Red"]CAPTAIN[/COLOR] [COLOR="Blue"]AMERICA[/COLOR][/B], only voted for Dante after he was done for. I believe you used the means to incriminate others as a way to hide that you were indeed the traitor. You lied to everyone here and disgraced what you claim to stand for. You were a hero of mine, but you have shown me that while the ideas of America are still sound, your's are hollow. May god have mercy on you in the next life because I have none for you in this one!"


moonknight2099 02-05-2007 07:51 PM

Columbo walked over to Captain America "I know you are sure that Mantis and Ukyo are innocent. Because you yourself are the traitor. I have looked over my notes from the past rounds and your voting habits give you up. You did not vote for Vader and you only voted for Dante after there was no saving him. And now your trying to manipulate others to vote out another innocent person. I gotta admit you had me fooled for time, but not any more. Some symble of liberty you turned out to be."

Columbo walked away in discust and over to Mantis and Ukyo. "I beg you two quit this feud. This isn't going to solve anything. Please change your vote to [B]Captain America[/B]. It's the only way we can end this game and get back to our lives."


Anthony Johanson 02-05-2007 07:54 PM

Jade looked at Jeff, and replied:

"You indeed raise good points, but I need to set the record straight again. I voted Mantis a grand total of zero times in this Traitor Game. So, the only one who was petty was Mantis, Jeff."


Chris Lang 02-05-2007 07:57 PM

[QUOTE=Superheroic;4345790]Captain America stared at Jade as he spoke to Ukyo. "Ukyo, I don't think Mantis is the Secret Avenger. She voted for Jade simply because she knows a villain when she sees one. Her only recourse was to vote for you when you accused her. I believe she will change her vote if you reconsider your vote."

Cap turned towards Ukyo and Mantis now. "If either of you truly believe in my innocence you will help me now and vote out a much more likely candidate, Jade. If you both will believe only one thing I tell you, believe this: I know neither of you are the remaining Doom Squad member. I can't tell you how I know but you both are wasting your votes right now."[/QUOTE]

"Well, I know SOME people are wasting their votes." Ukyo replied. "I'm just not sure who is, yet."

"You're right about one thing. Some of us have been acting like children. I don't know why, but I expected better from Mantis. She keeps firing back at me as if she just HAS to have the last word. Maybe you're right. Maybe she isn't the Traitor after all. But she really, really needs to get over herself."

"I thought of suggesting that the Secret Avenger out himself since he guessed right, but that'd only cause a 'Spartacus' scene or something." Ukyo smiled a bit at the thought.

"I don't know, Captain. Maybe this is that whole Shrike situation all over again, but Mantis being the killer seemed to make sense to me. Jade also makes sense, but if he hadn't changed his vote in the Darth Vader mess, Vader wouldn't have been banished."

"I really need to think about this..." Ukyo said.

Ukyo sighed in frustration. She really wasn't sure what to do or say now.


Jeff-E 02-05-2007 07:58 PM

[QUOTE=Anthony Johanson;4345873]Jade looked at Jeff, and replied:

"You indeed raise good points, but I need to set the record straight again. I voted Mantis a grand total of zero times in this Traitor Game. So, the only one who was petty was Mantis, Jeff."[/QUOTE]

I listened to Jade:

"I apologize, the two of you seemed to have some unspoken rivalry with Mantis' constant voting for you. The two of you basically fell from my radar and became not much more that a tool for the traitor to use."


tangentman 02-05-2007 08:12 PM

[COLOR="Green"]"This One has no personal rivalry with Jade. She did not vote against him because she disliked him, but because he seemed like the killer. That he took the vote personally was his own choice."[/COLOR]



RUMINATIONS: Wow, this was a tense one. The dialogue practically wrote itself here. That Ukyo and Mantis would have such a dramatic war of words was something I wasn't expecting. In any case, everything that happens above, I feel, makes perfect sense. In such a situation, tempers will flare and fingers will be pointed. People will end up jumping to conclusions and accusing each other, even those who are normally serene.

And wow, Jeff-E's reaction is a dramatic moment. Didn't know he had it in him. In any case, this is part one of the dramatic conclusion to Traitor Game VI. Up next comes more reaction to our Captain's revelation that he knows neither Ukyo and Mantis are the Traitors.

The re-presentation continues in Part 23.

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