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Shamus Plays: Champions Online, Part 12

Shamus Young | 6 Oct 2010 13:00
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This completes a simple two-mission quest line. The Foxbat series was another quest line. Strangely, this isn't the only quest line that involves Kevin Poe. There is another, unrelated quest line where you meet Kevin Poe in the final mission. That quest is another forced-teaming mission, so I typically put it off until I have enough levels to do it solo. Since the quest chains aren't connected, it's actually likely you'll see Kevin Poe's big introduction after you've had your showdown with him.

Hm.

I look around to make sure there aren't any civilians comping nearby, waiting to gank me and hijack my dialog box as soon as I talk to Officer Harrison. After making sure the coast is clear, I rush in and initiate conversation!

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"Quick! Give me my quest reward before an NPC comes along!"

He seems grateful enough.

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Nice work Harrison. Hope you get that headache thing worked out. Next up, Harrison sends me to meet with another superhero. Great. Hopefully he'll be as diligent and sensible as Harrison himself. It turns out the hero is...

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...Kinetik.

Ugh.

There's this long awkward silence as we meet again. He doesn't mention the whole cage incident, but I can tell he remembers and that he's hoping I don't bring it up. I don't. I am sort of curious how he got loose, though. Did Ironclad save him? Defender? Clayton Griswold? I'm curious, but I don't want to make this situation any more uncomfortable than it is.

Kinetik explains that the mayor's daughter has been kidnapped. Okay. Sounds like pretty boilerplate superhero stuff. So far so good. Then he drops his bombshell...

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Whaaaaaaat?

Look Kinetik, Harrison is the first person I've met in this entire city who isn't a complete idiot.

And yes that includes you. In particular.

And now you're telling me that the only non-idiot on Team Justice was actually under the control of one of the bad guys. You're killing me, here.

Fine. I'll help him. But I'm not going to like it.

NEXT TIME: Make the stupid stop! MAKE IT STOP!

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