Disclaimers: This story, though probably not in all chapters, will definitely have celebrities in it. I don't know what they're sexualities are, and this is not meant to imply them, either. If you are not of legal age in your area, or are not interested in this type of literature, then GO AWAY!!
The X-Men, Spiderman, Blade, the Fantastic Four, Mutant X, and all associated characters are the property of Marvel Comics.
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Charmed is owned by Warner Brothers.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and all related characters created by Joss Whedon. Copyright 20th Century Fox.
The characters of Final Fantasy are the property of Squaresoft.
Hercules and Xena are owned by Renaissance Pictures, I think.
Street Fighter and Final Fight are owned by Capcom. Fatal Fury and King of Fighters are owned by SNK. Tekken is owned by Namco.
This story follows the life of a young mutant I made up, Joshua Monroe. Before you read this series, be sure you have read Adventures of a Real Dark Night in the boy-bands section of this archive, about chapter 7-13. The character was introduced in that story. Also, I encourage reading the stories listed below in the Tales universe, as they crossover from time to time.
For those of you who have read my other story, The Birds and the Bat, this is not a `sex scene in every chapter' type story like the other one was. If you like this story or don't like it, I would like feedback.
Also, email all comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out, if you haven't already:
Tales of a Real Dark Knight
Tales of a Superhero Band
Tales of the New Phoenix
Tales of a Human Spider
All are in the Gay Male Celebrity Boy Bands section of the archive, save Marvel Knights, which in the Gay Male Celebrity section.
Thanks, and on with the story.
Tales of a Young Mutant
Chapter 40: The Middle of the End
“I think this will serve as a reminder of old times, yes?” Sinister said as his holographic image disappeared.
Then the battle began as the Marauders attacked.
Sinister pulled out all the stops on this battle. Not only did we have the original Marauders to deal with, but they had extra help. Scrambler, Arclight, Riptide, Vertigo, Blockbuster, Harpoon, and Scalphunter were aided by Whiteout, Lupa, Leash, Sauron, and Ruckus.
I had reviewed the Cerebro Files on the mutants resulting in these clones. Whiteout, clothed in a white jumpsuit with a white cloak, the costume covering her entire body, had the power to radiate light from her body in such a way that it could blind her opponents. Lupa was in many ways a female Beast, with heightened strength, agility, and feral senses. She wore a green loin cloth resembling a thong, as well as a green top that barely covered her breasts. Leash was dressed in a red leather teddy, with black leather gloves and boots that extended up her arms and up to her thighs. Her power was the psionic ability to bring another person’s astral image out of their body, then “leash” that astral image, giving her mental control over them, resulting in a glazed, blue eyed glare from the enemy and a visible psychic collar around their neck.
Sauron, in his animalistic state, resembled a pterodactyl, and, aside from the ability to fly, he also had the ability to send hypnotic waves from his mind, allowing him to control his opponents. Ruckus, dressed awkwardly in a pink shirt and purple leather coat and matching trousers, had the ability to absorb sound with an intake of breath, and then release it at highly amplified volumes.
The only problems that we had in offensive fighting abilities were Arclight, Riptide, Blockbuster, Harpoon, Scalphunter, and Lupa. However, all the other enemies were huge problems that needed to be handled as soon as possible.
<Everyone aim at a status-affecting mutate and disable them, now! It doesn’t matter how, just do it!> I shouted as the Marauders attacked.
Storm as quickly as possible summoned a lightning bolt that luckily hit Vertigo before she could send a wave that would have fucked us all up. Scrambler was about to hit her with a blast that would have either cut off her powers or turned them on herself, but Eros shot three empathic arrows at him, killing the clone.
Whiteout tried to blind the group of us, but luckily our comm. goggles still protected our eyes like regular shades, only tenfold. Thus none of us were affected. A swift psychic bolt from Psylocke knocked her unconscious.
I looked over and saw Gambit engaging in battle with Arclight, almost matching her in skill of fighting. Rogue was going up against Blockbuster, matching brawn for brawn.
Green Falcon had been blocking the explosive energy attacks from Harpoon with a shield from her power ring, but she didn’t notice as Leash came behind her, pulling her astral form from her body and chaining it in mental bondage.
Phoenix did, however, and before Green Falcon could be controlled, Jean hit Leash hard with a telekinetic slap, then a psychic bolt that knocked her out and broke her hold on Green Falcon.
I decided to use this time to try and get myself, Blade, Eros, and Charge out of the foyer and on to our next destination, but when I glanced at Blade, he was being hypnotized by Sauron, who I hit with a swift mental bolt to knock him out and release Blade, causing Sauron to revert back to being a very attractive blond man in his late twenties.
All of a sudden, a yell resounded through the room, so loud that it was giving me a splitting headache. I fell to the floor catching my head, and looked around the room, observing that everyone else had done the same thing. I found that Ruckus was indeed yelling at the top of his lungs. His sonic scream hit some of my friends so hard, in fact, that Phoenix and Storm, both aerial at the time, were hit full force and sent crashing into a wall, going unconscious.
“Someone shut him up!” I shouted.
“Silencio!” shouted Willow and, suddenly, Ruckus, who looked astonished, was silent. I hit him with a psychic bolt then, knocking him out.
“We’ve got this from here!” Huntress shouted, and as looked to her, I saw that she was fighting against Lupa.
“Go on!” agreed Willow as she used a shield spell which encased around Riptide, to block his skin shuriken, then recited one that made him catch fire.
“We’ve got your back!” shouted Psylocke, who was now engaging Scalphunter.
“Okay.” I replied, and Blade, Eros, and I left them to fight.
Going along several corridors, we found the entrance to the secret passage, an area of a stone wall, which was the fastest way to get to Sinister’s throne room. We entered the passage and found that it was wide, at least enough so that we could walk side by side in twos comfortably. Suddenly, Blade came to a stop.
“What is it?” I asked him.
“We’re being followed,” he replied. “Vampires. You three go on ahead. I’ve got this.”
“Right,” I replied and the three of us left Blade to his work. We reached the end of the tunnel, and left out. As the exit end of the secret passage closed behind us, we came face to face with the door to Sinister’s throne room. And so were the last of Sinister’s Olympians, Artemis and Hera. Both ‘deities’ were dressed in golden leather bodysuits, with swords in hand. Artemis’s bodysuit was slightly tighter than Athena’s, and had high-heeled boots.
“Hello, boys,” Hera said. “I see that you’ve come to get inside the throne room.”